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Classical Concert Series

We're thrilled to announce the next steps in the return of our popular Classical Concerts at the Silk Purse!

As we move forward through BC's Restart Plan, we wanted to find a way to showcase some of the amazing musicians we all know & love in-person. To ensure a comfortable & safe experience for of all, we are presenting 1 concert performed twice in the same day with reduced seating - once at 10:30 am & again 1:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance. Limited tickets available at the door.

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    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 5
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    Acclaimed pianist Mark Valenti performs a soaring program of powerful & eclectic sonatas, preludes & etudes works by Bach, Mozart, Barber & Debussy. Joining us from Chicago, Valenti is an accomplished musician with an impressive career as a soloist & ensemble player across North America.

    To provide comfortable & conscientious distancing between audience members, Mark Valenti will perform the concert twice with reduced seating at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance. Limited tickets available at the door.

    Concert attendees are recommended to wear a mask.

    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 3
    Register

    Acclaimed pianist Mark Valenti performs a soaring program of powerful & eclectic sonatas, preludes & etudes works by Bach, Mozart, Barber & Debussy. Joining us from Chicago, Valenti is an accomplished musician with an impressive career as a soloist & ensemble player across North America.

    To provide comfortable & conscientious distancing between audience members, Mark Valenti will perform the concert twice with reduced seating at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance. Limited tickets available at the door.

    Concert attendees are recommended to wear a mask.

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 27
    Register

    Pianist Wayne Weng's playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” & as having “delicacy amounting to reverence through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald). Weng has performed as a soloist across North America, Europe & Asia. An avid improviser, he enjoys drawing connections between classical & non-classical music by thematically incorporating music from the American Songbook to the Beatles to Radiohead into his recital programs. 

    To provide comfortable & conscientious distancing between audience members, Wayne Weng will perform the concert twice with reduced seating at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance. Limited tickets available at the door.

    Concert attendees are recommended to wear a mask.

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 30
    Register

    Pianist Wayne Weng's playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” & as having “delicacy amounting to reverence through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald). Weng has performed as a soloist across North America, Europe & Asia. An avid improviser, he enjoys drawing connections between classical & non-classical music by thematically incorporating music from the American Songbook to the Beatles to Radiohead into his recital programs. 

    To provide comfortable & conscientious distancing between audience members, Wayne Weng will perform the concert twice to limited audiences at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance. Limited tickets available at the door.

    Concert attendees are recommended to wear a mask.

    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 29
    Register

    Versatile vocalist Helen Hansen performs jazz standards & songs from the Great American Songbook - everything from classic favourites to lesser known gems.