Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chamber Music Oct. 3, 2010

   For those who love classical music (which we do), this early afternoon event was a real pleasure.  Chamber Music Kelowna with the partnership of Calona Vineyards and Gray Monk Estate Winery,  featured the season opening concert, with Anton Kuerti and the Jacques Thibaud Trio as a part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. Amazing Artists, Marvellous Music & Wonderful Wine – the perfect pairing. Anton Kuerti is one of Canada’s most celebrated and accomplished pianists and one of today’s most recorded artists, including all of the Beethoven Concertos and Sonatas. Joining Mr. Kuerti, was the Jacques Thibaud String Trio considered by many to be the pre-eminent string trio in the world.
We kicked off the event with a glass (or two) of wine supplied by the collaborating vineyards.  Sadly the purveyors of the  aforementioned nectar had closed up shop before the intermission and left us high and dry (literally and figuratively).  Not to worry though, we were amply intoxicated by the melodious movements of Mozart, Francaix, Schubert, and Schumann performed masterfully by Kuerti and the Trio.

Although the wine was not the focus of this "Wine festival" event, we were extremely pleased with the concert. The "Chamber Music Kelowna Society" will find it's way into our itinerary for future Wine Festivals to come.

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