Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra rehearses pieces for its upcoming concert. The show features cellist Helena Jung performing a Haydn concerto.

Orchestra plays classics

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra aims to warm the soul with classical music

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra aims to warm the soul with classical music.

Cellist Helena Jung performs Haydn’s Concerto in C Major during the concert Saturday (Nov. 12), 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church.

Also featured is A Downland Suite by John Ireland, a 1932 composition that elicits musical images of the very English Sussex countryside.

Other works include: Three Pieces in Baroque Style by Krzysztof Penderecki; two pieces by William Walton from the 1944 film Henry V; and Handel’s Concerto Grosso op. 6, No.1.

The ensemble of about 25 string players continues to develop under the direction of Karl Rainer. The orchestra wants to purchase a harpsichord and seeks donations. A $50 donation allows the donor to “buy” a key of their choice on the keyboard.

Tickets to the concert are $20; $10/students; and free for children under 12 years of age. Tickets are available through the Port Theatre box office by calling 250-754-8550.

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