Free Nanaimo concert serves up popular classics

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra presents well-known classical music

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra will put names to familiar notes of classical music during a free concert at Maffeo Sutton Park Saturday (Aug. 18).

Classical tunes used in television, commercials and movies, such as Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Canon by Pachelbel, is on the set list for the orchestra.

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra is made up of amateur and professional musicians who rehearse weekly from September to June.

The Strings in the Sun concert is the first by the Ambassador Orchestra, part of the full ensemble created this year to perform outdoor concerts, special summer shows, charity concerts and host educational programs in schools.

The concert at Lions Pavilion starts at 6 p.m. For more information, please visit