Strings the Thing at Shatford Centre

The Shatford Centre's Strings the Thing summer camp is putting on a show with special guests July 6.

The Shatford Centre is set to show off their strings.

The concert features Rosemary Thomson (musical director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra), and the faculty from Strings the Thing summer camp, including local violinists John Suderman and Sandra Wilmot, one of B.C.’s leading cello teachers’ Joel Stobbe, and the entertaining Calvin Dyck.

Highlights from the program will include Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, Summer from the Four Seasons featuring Adeline Bojczuk, a Beethoven Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Paganini’s famous Caprice No. 24, the exquisite Spiegel im Spiegel by Avro Part, and the iconic James Bond theme.

The audience will be invited to participate by providing the cannon shots by popping paper lunch bags in an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Registrations are up 30 per cent this year at Strings the Thing, an annual string camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton with close to 40 students from the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley and Washington State.  The camp focuses on chamber music, an orchestra repertoire, seminars and master classes. The students range in age from six to 66 playing together in the supportive environment.

The music camp is both a positive learning environment and a celebration of great music as the students explore the challenges of making music together.

The faculty concert will take place on July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. Tickets at the door: adults $15, students $5. For more information contact 250-770-7668.