Helena Jung

Helena Jung

Cello is featured instrument

Helena Jung, a cellist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, joins jazz pianist Sean Mooney for a concert featuring classical music that crosses over

Helena Jung, a cellist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, joins jazz pianist Sean Mooney for a concert featuring classical music that crosses over.

Jung and Mooney, with help from bassist John Hyde and drummer James McRae, present Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio by Claude Bolling; two cello sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy.

Jung vigorously pursued a more eclectic repertoire while performing on the North Island, in addition to her role in the symphony. Jung, who holds a master’s degree in cello performance from Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea,  has performed with that country’s youth philharmonic, as well as Jeunesses Musical World Orchestra.

Since moving to Canada in 2004, she performed with pianists such as Sarah Hagen and Glen Montgomery.

Jung will have the cello’s rich tone and mellow sound on display as part of the concert featuring Bolling’s composition.

The composer created a series of crossover collaborations, including the Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio, which he recorded with Yo Yo Ma in 1984.

Jung and the musicians perform Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church. Tickets $25; $23/students and seniors; $10/children.

Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com for tickets.