Hamburg-born Boogie Woogier Dominik Heins will join forces with fellow pianist Marcel Bergmann to tickle the keys and create some "pianistic fireworks" next week in Langley.
The Langley Community Music School is hosting its annual summer Pulse Music Festival from July 21 to 27, and the pair is on the bill, performing together during what's entitled the Pulse Festival concert called Boogie Woogie for Two. That runs Wednesday, July 24, starting at 7:30 p.m.
While the primary for that night's show is Heins, now a White Rock resident, he will be joined for a few numbers by Bergmann, who is a director with the school and an internationally recognized classical and jazz pianist who also performs a duo piano act with his wife Elizabeth - another faculty member of the local school.
"The 2013 festival promises to be an eclectic mix of music featuring a variety of repertoire and styles that will appeal to music lovers of all ages," Elizabeth said, who extended an invitation to the community to attend the week of concerts.
"As a community music school, LCMS invites the public to experience music making from young aspiring musicians to faculty and guest artist performances at their finest during our summer concert festival," Elizabeth added.
She too will be performing during the opening concert being held Sunday, July 21 (again at 7:30 p.m.). She'll share the stage with fellow faculty members Joel Stobbe (cello), Jeanette Bernal-Singh (violin), and her hubby, Marcel.
Also on tap next week is the young composers competition and workshops during the afternoon on July 26, followed by a concert that night, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Pulse students and faculty.
The final concert is being held Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the student ensemble.
This concert features the collaborative work students have been engaged in during the week. Chamber groups will perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bloch, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Khachaturian, and Piazzolla.
Admission for all concerts is by donation. The concerts are being held in the Rose Gellert Hall, at 4899 207th St. Information is available at www.langleymusic.com, or at 604-534-2848.
Pulse focuses on chamber music and also includes improvisation and composition.
Festival concerts will feature various collaborations among faculty, visiting artists, and student participants.
Ã¹ July 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Pulse 2012 opening concert
The opening concert features Pulse faculty members Joel Stobbe, cello (LCMS faculty member), Jeanette Bernal-Singh, violin (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), and Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (LCMS and Bergmann Piano Duo) performing a program from duos to trios.
The lighter spirited Beethoven's Trio Op. 11, Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, the famous Handel/Halvorsen duo for violin and cello, and a couple of Marcel's new arrangements for two pianos of tunes by Chick Corea and Pat Metheny will be performed.
Ã¹ July 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Pulse Festival concert Boogie Woogie for Two
For this concert the school has invited special guest - Hamburg-born and now living in White Rock - Boogie Woogie pianist Dominik Heins to the stage for some highly entertaining and virtuosic piano playing. Marcel Bergmann will be joining him on a few tunes.
Ã¹ July 26 - 2 p.m. Pulse young composers competition and workshop
An always interesting and informative event, the young composers competition workshop features new compositions by student composers. Pulse faculty members play through and give feedback on the new compositions.
Ã¹ July 26 - 7:30 p.m. - Pulse Festival concert Up to a Minute and In C
This concert features the winning compositions from the Pulse Young Composers Competition, performed by Pulse faculty, along with other student compositions composed throughout the Pulse workshop.
Pulse students and faculty will also perform the seminal work In C by minimalist composer Terry Riley.
Ã¹ July 27 - 7:30 p.m. - Pulse final concert with student ensembles performing works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bloch, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Khachaturian, and Piazzolla.
LCMS offers music programs for enthusiasts of all ages and levels.
The music festival is an extension of the school's summer educational programs that provide a great introduction to music in a family friendly, fun-filled environment.
In addition to a comprehensive summer program, LCMS' music programs run throughout the year for students of all ages, from babies through to seniors, at beginners to pre-professional levels.
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