Bowen Island musicians a hit on islands

  • Feb. 28, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Pat Carrie Smith-The QCI Arts Council hosted Moritz Behm, violinist, and Corbin Keep, cellist on the islands for concerts in Skidegate and Masset last weekend.
Both concerts played to audiences which overflowed their venues. Moritz and Corbin are accomplished musicians from Bowen Island, and played a program which was advertised as classical, but which in fact was a combination of classical, jazz/blues, celtic, and country/western, with renditions of pieces from Bach to Bruce Cockburn, mixed liberally with humour. Moritz played an amazing celtic violin, and Corbin kept the audience in rapt attention as he used his cello to produce not only cello music, but sounds of violin strings, guitar, and percussion. Both artists have recorded CDs.
The Arts Council has another concert series coming up over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with an accomplished singer/songwriter from the Yukon, Steve Slade. Steve’s music spans the folk and jazz genres, performed with voice, guitar and harmonica. Three possible concerts are planned. Watch for details.

Just Posted

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital to get secure room for psychiatric patients

Cost anticipated at close to $1 million for Masset hospital

B.C. oil tanker ban squeaks through final vote in Senate

Bill C-48 bars oil tankers from loading at ports on B.C’s north coast

Queen Charlotte explores banning single use plastics

Council seeking community input on options to reduce plastic waste

Masset fishing derby proves to be a catch

All ages participated in the competition to bring in the top salmon and halibut hauls

Yarn Bombing mastermind is back in town

Big Canada Day longweekend in the works

Protesters rally in Victoria over newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Still No Consent! No Trans Mountain! 20 kilometre march will end at Island View Beach

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read