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Classical musicians return to Bowen
Sometimes luck can strike twice. For the second time in a six month period Bowen Islanders will be lucky enough to hear the Duo Luminara play classical music for them. Their concert will be at 3.30 pm at Cates Hill Chapel on Sunday 12 of January. The two members of the Duo Luminara, flutist, Heather Beaty and harpist Elisa Thorn were last on Bowen at the well-received concert held at Wonderland in September 2013. Wonderland is the home of Ross and Trisha Beaty, Heather’s parents.
While both Heather and Elisa have been playing music since they were children, they did not meet one another until 2007 when then began playing together during their studies at the University of British Columbia. Later on they started working as a recital duo and have been doing that for number of years in and around the lower mainland. They both have also had international experience. The Duo are currently working on the release of their first CD together.
When they were on Bowen last year a friend, guitarist Stanton C. Jack, also came with them to perform. Now Stanton Jack and Heather have just formed a new group, the Duo Trovador, and as this Duo will also play together on January 12th.
Stanton Jack had been described by the CBC as, “One of the new generation of Canadian classical guitarists. He combines technical excellence with musical sensitivity, expressed through the uniquely rich and varied tonal language of the guitar.”
Tickets are available on the Bowen Island Arts Council website, at the Gallery@Artisan Square, and at the door. Doors opens at 3 pm.