Sostenuto visiting Cumberland and Denman

Violinist Serina Eades and Anna Lumiere on piano and accordion will perform this week on Denman Island and in Cumberland as Sostenuto

VIOLINIST SERENA EADES (left) and Anna Lumiere on piano and accordion will perform this week on Denman Island and in Cumberland as Sostenuto.

Sostenuto, meaning sustained, is not only a way of playing music to this duo’s members (Anna Lumiere on piano/accordion and Serena Eades on violin), but it is a way of living within the world.

While both musicians can be found touring and recording across the continent with such groups as Mimosa (www.mimosamusic.com), Anagram (www.anagramjazz.ca) and the Rakish Angles (www.rakishangles.com). this lovely duo called Sostenuto is hitting the road this summer by bicycle.

The music is at times sultry and rich, but they are never far from injecting a good dose of silliness and lightness into a given show. From Argentinian tango to Brazilian choro, French musette to folk melodies and contemporary jazz, Sostenuto is a worthwhile treat for the senses.

Lumiere is also a member of Anagram, a modern jazz quartet, as well as Mimosa, a band that she founded in 1998 and for which she composed, recorded and produced three albums of original material.  She has received an IMA award for her compositions and some of her music has been used in film and rescored for a choir.

Mimosa has also been the subject of a one-hour CBC documentary and was in a French CBC TV show (Bien au show) in 2012. Lumiere studied jazz at Capilano University and at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Eades received a Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University and is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Serena has toured, played, and recorded with many award-winning B.C.-based artists throughout North America and has published a book of her compositions. She also plays with various orchestras and teaches private music lessons.

Aug. 1 — Sostenuto performs at the Denman Island Community Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. (Sponsored by the Piano Lounge.)

Aug. 2 — Studio Live! at 2679 Beaufort Ave. at First in Cumberland, at 8 p.m. Tickets at Bop City Records in Courtenay.

“Sostenuto (Anna Lumiere and Serena Eades) performed at our Synchronicity Festival in 2012. Their music was enchanting, transporting the listeners to the streets of Paris and Buenos Aires, and the chemistry between the two brought the mood and experience of the festival to a whole new level. Our goal was to create a European-type town square in the middle of a field surrounded by rainforest. Sostenuto made that happen.” — Chad Herschler, artistic director.

For more information, visit www.sostenuto.ca.

— Sostenuto

Just Posted

Stolen Victoria vehicle crashes in Black Creek

On Sept. 15, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP… Continue reading

Valley Father-daughter duo share a special bond over a kidney

Annual kidney walk is set for Sept. 23 at Simms Park

Courtenay getting a tool library

New facility allows do-it-yourselfers to borrow tools

Pacific white-sided dolphins spotted near Little River Ferry Terminal

A pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins spent the evening of Sept. 13… Continue reading

Comox Valley Men’s Group meets Mondays

Where can men go when they are seeking a non-judgmental forum to… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Seminal British band performs in Courtenay

Wishbone Ash is approaching its 50th year of existence

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read