Bach comes to Kaslo!

You don't have to be a classical music snob to fall in love with Bach, as played by Michael Kevin Jones
You don’t have to be a classical music snob to fall in love with Bach, as played by Michael Kevin Jones

Winter is definitely upon us. December’s here, so is our first snow down here in the village. Seems like it’s getting dark shortly after noon, and we still have weeks to go before the days start growing longer again! Christmas is just around the corner, things are starting to feel a bit hectic… all in all the perfect time to take a deep breath, the perfect time for “a little night music.”

And that’s just what’s being delivered, in spades, this Friday evening at St. Andrews United Church at 7PM. Don’t miss what promises to be one of the musical high points of the year in Kaslo, featuring the wildly entertaining Juno Award-winning folksinger Cara Luft, Kaslo diva Karen Behn and the Kuimba Choir — and one of the top cellists in the world, Michael Kevin Behn. How’s that for a lineup?!

But don’t take my word for it. For example, here’s what some reviewers have to say about Michael Kevin Jones:

“Unique among a multitude of world class cellists.”  — Pro Musica 

“Michael Kevin Jones has a fine, natural sense of phrasing. During over 60 minutes of original music he demonstrated his ability to make the cello speak with both seriousness and romantic longing.”  — Fanfare

“Colossal interpretation.”  — Amadeus

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Not bad, ‘eh?

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to find a cellist able to record the Bach Cello Suites on their priceless Stradivarius cello, they turned to Michael. The very same Michael Kevin Jones who’s coming to Kaslo this Friday evening, December 6th at 7PM, for a show that will present lucky listeners with a unique combination of classical, country, and choral music, all rolled up into one sure-to-be-entertaining package.

Michael, who is British and is based in Spain, has an abiding interest in bringing music to people in a variety of ways. In that spirit, he and Cara Luft will visit J.V. Humphries School Friday afternoon, talking with students about how he got started, and what it’s like to be a professional musician playing a 17th century instrument in the 21st century.

Tickets for an intimate reception with Michael and Cara on Thursday evening December 5th, (from 6:30 to 9PM, tix $50 limited to a maximum of 30 guests), as well as tickets for the Friday concert at St. Andrews ($20 for adults; kids 16 and under, $10, all proceeds to the artists) are available at Kaslo Florists, Sunnyside Naturals, and Willow Home Gallery. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take in two outstanding musicians and some incredible local talent! And don’t forget — it is almost Christmas. What a wonderful gift a ticket to Friday’s performance would make…

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