Tchaikovsky in America – in the Newspaper

IMG_3102Our Tchaikovsky in America concert is this Sunday, Jan. 27. The Chilliwack Progress wrote an article for us highlighting the concert. Go check it out here.

One note regarding the article if you have read it in the print edition of the Chilliwack Progress, is that it states that “Returning to perform… is Nancy DiNovo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.” What was intended by that is that Nancy DiNovo is a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It could be mistakenly taken to mean that the the VSO is performing with us at our concert, which is incorrect. The online version of the article has been re-worded, but the print edition will still have that mis-wording in there.

Thank you for your continued support of the CMO!

Featured Soloist: Nancy DiNovo

_0PO8271We are very excited to present violinist Nancy DiNovo as our featured soloist at our Jan. 27th Tchaikovsky In America concert. Here is her biography:

“A former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston Symphony Orchestras and founding concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nancy DiNovo is comfortable in styles ranging from period to contemporary.  Her playing has been described as “stunning – a superlative mix of virtuosity and earthy vigour” (Victoria Times Colonist), and “simply astonishing……her sheer joy of revelling in the music left me dazzled.” (Hamilton Spectator- Brott Festival, June, 2015)

“In a career spanning decades, Nancy has performed in the world’s major concert halls on three continents, working with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Karel Ancerl, James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, and Christopher Hogwood.

“Concerto credits include the Banff and Victoria premières of the Kurt Weill Concerto, and she has premièred a number of Canadian works written especially for her, including the Barnes Violin Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner conducting, Walter Buczynski’s Sonata (1975) for CBC Arts National, and Frykberg’s “Astonishing Sense….” (1998) for solo violin and tape.  In 2015, she made her debut at the Brott Festival to critical acclaim.

“As guest concertmaster, she has appeared with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Kitchener-Waterloo, Edmonton and Victoria Symphonies, CBC Radio Orchestra, “Music of the Night” cross-Canada tour, and Pacific Opera Victoria where she has led operas in styles ranging from period instrument Handel to Berg’s “Wozzeck”.  As a Baroque violinist, she is a popular leader with several of BC’s finest choral conductors, including Lars Kaario (Laudate Singers and Capilano University) and Leroy Wiens of the Okanagan Festival Singers.

“In demand as a pedagogue, Nancy has taught at Tanglewood, the Marrowstone Festival, Western Washington University, UBC, U Vic, Capilano University, and for the National Academy Orchestra. Her many recording credits include work for CBC Radio, Earsay Records, the Elektra Women’s Choir, Disney Films, and the 2010 Olympics.   

“An iconic photo of Nancy can be seen on The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience.   

“Her violin was made in 1770 by J. B. Guadagnini.”

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Tickets to see Nancy perform with the CMO can be purchased from King’s Music, Long&McQuade, The Book Man, as well as at Eventbrite.com.

Tchaikovsky In America – Featuring Violin Soloist Nancy DiNovo

Tchaikovsky in America Poster

Imagine the glitz, the glamour, the reporters! In the year 1891 Tchaikovsky was one of the most famous composers of the day. Naturally, it was Tchaikovsky who was invited to lead his own works during the opening festival of the Carnegie Hall. Come experience the excitement of the journey to New York with famous works of the great master along with beautiful renditions of American folk songs. Returning to our stage is the hugely popular Nancy DiNovo performing Tchaikovsky’s legendary Violin Concerto in D.

Tickets are on sale at King’s Music, Long & McQuade, and The Book Man, as well as on Eventbrite.com.