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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Music, Laughter and a Cup of Joe at LCMS Evening Concert
Who says you can’t mix the classics, clowns, and coffee? Stunningly surprising Joe Trio shows that high art does go with high camp at the upcoming Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) Night Café Classico concert at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, May 1, 2015.
Launching a full weekend of music at LCMS, the piano, violin and cello trio will treat audiences to a diverse array of music from the classics to contemporary works, and backwards and sideways again, along with a good measure of humour. “Not your average piano trio,” Victoria Times Colonist Deryk Barker says “I cannot be the only member of the audience who left their concert with an idiotic grin on his face. […] Joe Trio strikes exactly the right balance of respect and irreverence.”
While Joe Trio may have hung up their gorilla suit, they still bring a “delightful twist of humour” to their “superb musicianship … sparkling with brilliance,” according to the Creston Valley Advocate. The Kelowna Community Concerts adds that Joe Trio’s melodies were “so well and movingly played that I was tempted to applaud between the movements.”
Joe Trio features Allen Stiles on piano, Cameron Wilson on violin, and Charles Inkman on cello.
In addition to working as part of Joe Trio, BC native and pianist Allen Stiles is a founding member and artistic director of The Little Chamber Music Series That Could Society, a member of the contemporary chamber group Standing Wave, and on the faculty of Langley Community Music School and Douglas College’s Community School. He is also currently the Music Director for the Richmond Gateway Theatre’s annual winter musical theatre productions.
Violinist Cameron Wilson is a member of Van Django, the Hard Rubber Orchestra, Joe Trio, and has also been a member of the CBC Radio Orchestra. A composer/arranger, his works have been performed by numerous symphony orchestras, ensembles and soloists across Canada and the USA, including CBC Radio Orchestra works “History of Canada” and “I Remember Wayne,” as well as NFB’s film “Citizen Sam.” Wilson’s music was also nominated for a 2007 Leo Award for best music in a documentary film.
Cellist Charles Inkman is a long-standing member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and was also a member of the CBC Radio Orchestra. In addition to teaching, Inkman records music for movies, television and for numerous bands including Spirit of the West and The Cranberries. He also performs in pick-up bands for the likes of visiting artists such as Smokey Robinson, Rod Stewart and Pavarotti.
Learn more about Joe Trio at www.joetrio.com.
“We are excited to welcome Joe Trio,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “Not only are they amazing musicians, they truly know how to make a show engaging for all audiences. ”
The Café Classico event starts at 7:00 p.m. with a conversation with Joe Trio’s three performers, hosted by LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann, followed by coffee and refreshments. Learn more about the trio, their humorous history with gorilla suits, and their lively interpretation of diverse styles of music. And then hang tight for a stunning performance starting at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.