Orchestra featuring French horns during fall concert

NANAIMO – Guest musicians join group for fall concert.

Musicians with the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra say they are fortunate to have, as soloists, two distinguished horn players to bring the music of Telemann and Leopold Mozart to life.

Andrew Clark, principal horn, and Heather Walker both play with the Vancouver Island Symphony.

Clark recently re-located to the West Coast from the U.K. where he had played with world-class ensembles such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, directed by Karl Rainer, will perform a program called Horns of Plenty that covers a large palette of repertoire for strings.

Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto in E-Flat Major and Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Two Horns in E-Flat will feature the two soloists.

The musical colours extend through Robert Volkmann’s Baroque Serenade No. 1, the very Russian, Theme and Variations,  by Aleksandr Glasunov, and two contrasting English works: An English Suite, by Hubert Parry, and Charterhouse Suite, by Vaughan Williams.

The orchestra performs Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church. Tickets $20; $10/students; free/under 12 through the Port Theatre box office at 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com.

For more information on the orchestra, please visit its website at www.nanaimochamberorchestra.com.