Music lovers can roll up their sleeves this weekend and dig in to an “aural feast” of sounds from around the globe.
On Saturday, Feb. 26, the North Shore’s Sinfonia Orchestra presents “World Harmony” at Centennial Theatre — a show that promises a veritable buffet of international music and dance.
Organizer Carolyn Cole says ticket holders can expect the unexpected, including everything from the popular Maritime ballad I’s the B’y to traditional Japanese, Persian, Czech, and First Nations folk songs.
The use of folk songs, notes Cole, is a unique twist for a classical orchestra.
In addition to music and dance, the performance will include a multimedia display and a spoken word segment by students at North Vancouver’s Handsworth secondary.
“In some ways it’s almost like a party, or a festival that celebrates different cultures,” says Cole.
This is key, she adds, because it helps bridge the gap between people of different backgrounds within our own community.
Tickets for the show are still available through the Centennial Theatre Box Office at 604-984-4484 or online at www.centennialtheatre.com. Prices are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students.
For more information visit www.sinfonia.ca.