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Music and Munch

August 2002 Programme

Music Makers at Music and Munch
Music and Munch takes place at All Saints Church by the Sea, 110 Park Drive in Ganges, on Wednesdays at 1210 pm.

The best bargain on Salt Spring Island… Concert FREE at 12:10
   …Followed by Light Lunch for $4.75 by the Anglican Caterers

August 7 Pianist Graeme Wilkinson in a wonderful programme of classical and popular music - from Haydn to Kurt Weill. See full story.
August 14 Ted Hickford and Conrad Koke - classical saxophone duo in a delightful programme of works by Loeillet, Couperin and Telemann.
August 21 Mike Wall, saxophone and Paul Mowbray, classical guitar, in a vibrant and unusual programme of multi-ethnic music. See full story.
August 28 Alvaro Sanchez serenades us with all the charm of Latin American song, accompanied by Spanish guitar. The last of the weekly summer series. See full story.

Music and Munch on August 7 2002 hails the return of pianist Graeme Wilkinson, who will be playing his third concert in this popular recital series.

Currently a resident of Montreal, Wilkinson has seen much of the world not only as a employee of Canadian Airlines for over 20 years, but also as a dedicated student of the piano.

This latter interest has taken him to the conservatories of Neuchatel and Lausanne, as well as to UBC and the University of Quebec in Montreal.

His performances have included regular participation in the Van Cliburn International Competition of Fort Worth, Texas and in the Concours des Grands Amateurs du Piano in Paris. Most recently, he gave a recital at the University of Montreal and at the Festival of Italian Music at the University of Quebec, as accompanist to former Salt Spring Island soprano Mary Anne Barcellona.

Wilkinson is himself an occasional resident of the Island and the Music Makers who produce the concert series are delighted that he is so willing to take time from his brief stays to be a guest at Music and Munch.
His versatility and sensitivity at the piano encompasses a wide range of styles. Wednesdays performance captures the heart of classical and popular works in a programme that includes Haydn, Ravel, de Falla, Sondheim and Kurt Weill.

On Wed Aug 21st, Music and Munch is host to the fascinating sounds of Paul Mowbray and Michael Wall. An unusual sound of classical guitar and saxophone, brings the smooth, melodic and sensual style of what the duo calls 'World Jasz' to the lunchtime series.

This genre makes their music a little different from the main- stream of jazz musicians and allows it to be more accessible to a wide range of audiences, not because it is 'easy listening' but because the improvisation itself is linear and 'tells a story'.

Guitarist, Mowbray and saxophone player, Wall, compose their own music from multi-ethnic themes and many of their compositions have a Brazilian or Spanish flavour, but you will also hear cadences of African and Arabic music, not to mention a strong grounding in American and European jazz and blues.

Both Mowbray and Wall bring an extensive and varied performance experience, including a very successful first appearance together in this venue, last July.

This exciting and free musical journey around the world begins at 12.10pm at All Saints' by-the-sea, followed by an optional and and beautifully prepared lunch for $4.75.

Music and Munch winds down its weekly summer series with the delights of music from South America. On Wed Aug 28th, Alvaro Sanchez gives us the opportunity to enjoy his gifted and charming style, as he serenades us with a programme which will no doubt reflect the poignancy of the occasion.

Sanchez, who was born in Buenos Aires, has played the music of his cultural heritage, all of his life and although he has been developing his skills in the classical guitar repertoire under the tutelage of Lloyd English and Peter Taschuk, his love for the traditional music of South America will be powerfully expressed in his programme on Wednesday.

Sanchez has played for Music and Munch before, both as a member of the classical guitar trio Ma Non Troppo, and as a duo with flute accompanist Vladimir Konik. Next week hails a solo performance of song with Spanish Guitar accompaniment.

Free Music begins at All Saints’ by-the Sea at 12:l0 pm followed by a delicious though optional lunch for $4.75.

Although the last of the summer series, audience members should note that Sept.4th launches the first of the monthly fall and winter series, which are always on the first Wednesday of the month.


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