The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership & the South Pacific Island Community of Victoria are proud to present the South Pacific Music Sensation TE VAKA!!!!
Te Vaka is a group of musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand. Using the rhythms of the log drum (“pate”), combined with traditional and contemporary instruments, Opetaia Foa’i and the band deliver a kaleidoscopic array of Pacific flavors in a genre all of it’s own.
Ensemble Caprice (Montreal)
In the baroque era, chaconnes, with their steady harmonic progressions, were associated with the concept of eternity. Composers from across Europe, including Bach, Falconieri, Merula, Vitali, and Rebel used the chaconne form to transcend the boundaries of time.
Robert Holliston, affectionately known as Victoria’s Musical Treasure, celebrates his 60th Birthday with a memorable Sunday afternoon matinee performance in Alix Goolden Performance Hall, along with a few very memorable surprises!
The VS will explore music that puts a focus on percussion instruments. From Haydn’s “Military” symphony to a Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra by Wijeratne, this concert amazes with its percussive beats. Renowned tabla player Ed Hanley and the VS’s own Principal Percussion Corey Rae will take centre stage in this zany concert.
Hawksley Workman is not afraid to be strange. After over a decade in the business, this hyper-prolific, perpetually restless creative force continues to push the boundaries of experience and the heights of his successes well outside the comfort zone. In fact, Hawksley Workman’s comfort zone is probably not all the comforting to most: it’s left of left field and nowhere near the beaten path. Call him a lone wolf, an odd duck or a strange bird; just don’t call him ordinary.