Orchestra serenades spring season

NANAIMO - Vivaldi's concertos welcome spring in Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra concert March 9.

Antonio Vivaldi’s instrumental concertos will drift through Nanaimo’s spring air this March.

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra presents its second concert of the season, Prelude To The Ides, March 9 at Brechin United Church, starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest violinist Karl Rainer will play winter and summer from The Four Seasons.

The concert also features Mendelssohn’s Sifonia No. 10, Vasily Kalinnikov’s Serenade and Alberto Williams’ Primera Suite Argentina.

The orchestra is also showcasing its new harpsichord during the event, which was recently purchased thanks to several years of fundraising activities and the generosity of donors.

Tickets are $20/$10 for students, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the Port Theatre by calling 250-754-8550 or go to www.porttheatre.com.

Prelude To The Ides is the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra’s second concert of the season. The third concert A Youthful Muse is June 8 at Brechin United Church.

For more information on the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra and its upcoming performances or events please go to http://nanaimochamberorchestra.com.