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Students get to go to festival

Akela Szasz, left, and Lilu Scott are two of the locals heading to the Performing Arts B.C. Festival in Penticton next month. - Photo Contributed
Akela Szasz, left, and Lilu Scott are two of the locals heading to the Performing Arts B.C. Festival in Penticton next month.
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Nanaimo will be well represented at a major arts festival next month.

A handful of students from the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music will be headed to the Performing Arts B.C. Festival in Penticton.

The event, which takes place in early June, highlights some of the best young talent that British Columbia has to offer in a variety of disciplines, including music, art, theatre, and dance.

Kathleen Darby, executive director with the Nanaimo conservatory, is thrilled to see so many students heading to the festival after putting in countless hours of work in the lead-up.

“It takes a lot for them to get there,” Darby said. “They are very excited.”

Conservatory students Lilu Scott, Jasmine Mather, Max Segriff, Madeline Erickson, Alex Kolodinsky, and Uei-Young Jung along with alternates Akela Szasz and Serena Jack will be making the nearly 500-kilometre trip to the Okanagan Valley to showcase their talents.

The students will also be joined by the Nanaimo Youth Choir.

The Performing Arts B.C. Festival runs from June 3-7.

 

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