A familial collaboration is expected to draw Beethoven fans to the Langley Community Music School's (LCMS) next concert on Sunday.
School faculty and cellist Joel Stobbe will be joining his brother, violinist Karl Stobbe, and their aunt, pianist Betty Suderman, for this family affair.
For the school's Cafe Classico concert, show is taking place at 3 p.m., followed by a coffee and commentary by LCMS artistic director of concerts Elizabeth Bergmann at 4 p.m.
"Beethoven's last trio, dedicated to the amateur musician and benefactor, Archduke Rudolph, is a fantastic example of the epic proportions and wonderful lyricism found in so much of his music," said Bergmann. "The monumental work, which is the longest piano trio by Beethoven, was premiered when he was deaf. Apparently, he played so loudly that the strings and keys rattled and jingled and some of the quiet passages were not heard at all. Come and hear a modern-day trio interpret this inspiring music. We promise our beautiful Steinway piano won't be rattling and shaking."
PAIR OF ARTISTS FEATURE LOCAL WORKS
Local painters and pals Jack Turpin and Perry Haddock have been going full out in preparation for this weekend's art show opening at Birthplace of BC Gallery.
"I have been encouraging the gallery artists to paint local scenes and the results have been great," said gallery coowner Brenda Alberts. "My focus has been promoting local artists painting local scenes and this particular show is right on the mark."
Turpins' painting of The Last Frontier, for instance, is "spectacular and probably the most detailed painting he has ever done," she said.
These two men have been friends for decades, and paint together every Tuesday.
Their show, called From the Fort to the Foothills, features a series of new paintings from both. It opens Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, from noon to 4 p.m., with both artists in attendance. The show continues through May 13.
NEWCOMERS HANG ART AT CITY HALL
The latest art show in Langley City hall features the Langley Newcomers group.
Based at Langley Community Services Society, the group has produced an array of art on display until May 28.
The 11 students are guided by Seonok Lee, an accomplished artist, and the exhibit is the latest in the Langley Arts Council program called Art in Found Spaces. This initiative gives artists the opportunity to exhibit in publicly accessible spaces that typically weren't used to show visual arts. They have included both the Township and City halls.
The art can be viewed during City hall hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday).
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