On October 31, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra’s string section, conducted by music director Yariv Aloni, will take the stage in front of a live audience in the ensemble’s first indoor concert since the start ofthe pandemic.
Violinists David Stewart and Paule Préfontaine are the featured soloists. Recently calling Sooke home afteradistinguished careers in Europe, the duo will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, and Piazzolla’s Libertango.
This varied program has some beautiful string orchestra works: Respighi’speaceful Ancient Airs and Dances for Strings, Elgar’shaunting and soulful Sospiri, and Weiner’s Divertimento No. 2, based on Hungarian folk melodies
“We are eager to play for a live audience in Sooke, our wonderfully supportive home community,” says Aloni. “The performance is named ‘Together Again’ in celebration of the musicians and audience reuniting in concert, as music lovers are able to enjoy live performances once again.”
As per the Provincial Health guidelines, proof of double vaccination and identification must be provided upon entry. Masks and social distancing will be required.