Langley pianist Jane Hayes will be performing this Sunday at the Fraser Valley Symphony concert in Abbotsford.

Spring symphony concert features Langley pianist

Fraser Valley Symphony showcases a Langley pianist and head of KPU’s music department, Jayne Hayes.

Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Jane Hayes’ concerts have taken her across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Mexico.

Well, the Langley pianist will be playing much closer to home this coming weekend.

Hayes, who is also the head of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s music department, will be sharing her love of the keys in a spring concert by the 33-year-old Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra (FVSO) on Sunday.

Hayes was the principal keyboard player for Orchestra London, a regular soloist with orchestras throughout Ontario, and a featured artist on many CBC radio broadcasts.

An active recording artist, she has 17 CDs available on the Fanfare, EMI, Centrediscs, ATMA, Artifact, CBC-Musica Viva and CBC SM5000 labels.

She moved to B.C. back in 1993 to become a faculty member, and subsequent the department head of KPU’s music department in Langley.

More recently, she was the recipient of the 2015 Kwantlen Faculty of Arts distinguished teaching award given for outstanding achievement in her field – as noted by students.

Hayes said she’s “delighted” to return for the FVSO concert, entitled Schubert and Schumann.

Of a performance she offered at the Victoria International Festival, a reviewer said she gave “a stunning account of the Schumann concerto, combining seamlessly fluid passagework with beautiful tone colouring… Superb.”

The FVSO concert is being held at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, in Abbotsford on Sunday, April 9, starting at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 12 years and younger. They’re available in advance of the concert at Kings Music, Tourism Abbotsford, and the Pantry Natural Foods in Mission or online at www.fraservalleysymphony.org.

A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

 

CAPTION: Celebrating its 33rd year, the Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community orchestra of the region.