Comox Valley ElderCollege is exploring Music in the Comox Valley. We are fortunate to have so many good musicians in the region. This fall, ElderCollege is featuring musicians and their music at its Saturday morning lecture series.
It’s all happening at 10 a.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College’s Courtenay campus on Ryan Road. The next one takes place Oct. 13, followed by presentations on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, then Nov. 3, 17, 24 and Dec. 3.
There are no lectures on Thanksgiving Day weekend (Oct. 6), and none on Remembrance Day weekend (Nov. 10).
This series highlights many different genres of music. Each performer or group will talk about their particular experience of music, with stories about how they got started and why they do what they do. Most presentations feature a musical performance. The series includes: Celtic music with June Cannon; The Art of Choral Conducting with Jenn Forsland; My Life in Music with Doug Cox (V.I. MusicFest); Music is a Jealous Mistress with pianist Sarah Hagen; Jazz is a Silly Word with Rick Husband and Dale Graham; our own Strathcona Symphony Orchestra with Pippa Williams; the History of CYMC – Comox Valley Youth Music Centre presented by Lindsey Sterk, Lori Mazey and Diane Maxtead.
ElderCollege lectures and courses are open to people aged 55 and older. Membership, courses and the lecture series are all very affordable.
Seats are still available for the remaining seven of the Saturday lectures. For more information, call 250-334-5000 or go to www.nic.bc.ca/ec.
— ElderCollege Comox Valley