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Cello And Piano Concert



Sat, May 19th, 2018


7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Looking for something to do over the Victoria Day weekend? Why not join cellist Michael Kevin Jones as he makes a stop in Kelowna on his 2018 global tour? He'll be joined by pianist Graham Vink for Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and more!

Victoria Day Concert Fit for a Queen

His playing has been described as “profound, and deliciously controlled” by the Daily Telegraph, and he has played for the Royal family. He has performed and recorded to glowing reviews the world over, and his discography includes a complete recording of Bach cello suites, played on a 1667 Stradivarius cello for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which has received critical acclaim and several audio awards.

You’ll hear selections from those cello suites, along with Como una fantasia by Rodrigo in the first half. I’ll be joining him at the piano for the second half, starting with Liszt’s transcription of Schumann’s beautiful art song, Widmung. This has always been a favorite of mine, be it in its original form, or as a transcription. The passionate Andante from Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello and piano will follow.

From there, we’ll present Brahms’s Sonata in E minor for cello and piano, op. 38. Of this work, Brahms remarked that “the piano should be a partner, often leading, often a watchful and considerate partner, but it should under no circumstance assume a purely accompanying role”. This homage to J.S. Bach features themes in the first movement and a fugue that are based on Contrapunctus 4 and 13 from Bach’s The Art of Fugue.

There may be a few other playful surprises on this “May Long” program, but you’ll have to attend if you want to hear what they are. Join us at First United Church on Saturday, May 19th at 7 pm. Tickets are $15/$20, available at the door, and through


First United Church

721 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6P6


$15 students/seniors, $20 adults

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