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Violapalooza 2007: Kenji Fuse, Laura Backstrom, Chris Prince, Karel Roessingh

Wed. August 29th 2007 8:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:30pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:30pm
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Violapalooza is an annual celebration of all things viola, the underappreciated cousin to the more outgoing violin. Remember, the viola is the composers instrument, played by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and John Kale (of the Velevt Underground).
This year features Kenji Fuse and Chris Prince, both Violists with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and special guests Laura Backstrom on the Bass-Viola (more commonly known as the cello).
Also featuring jazz-pianist Karel Roessingh.
Program will feature the Eyeglass Duo by Beethoven, viola duos by Bartok, Ray Davies and Telemann, and more.
This is a special benefit for the Island Biodiesel Co-op.

Kenji Fuse (Viola Soloist)

Kenji Fuse received his B. of Mus. in performance from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Steven Dann and Lorand Fenyves, and has taught viola at the University of Victoria's School of Music. In 1996/97, Kenji was awarded a grant from the Canada Council to study Canadian compositions for viola with the legendary viola virtuoso Rivka G... more info

Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)

Karel has composed and produced music for over 500 television episodes, and countless animated shorts, docs, and films. He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the piano solo Keys, then a series of music and nature sounds CDs (see, two jazz trio CDs (Cat Fud and kr3+), and solo concert CDs (Blue/Green and Sweets). Hi... more info
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