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Art Beat: Garibaldi Trio make their Coast Recital Society debut on October 16

The Garibaldi Trio make their Coast Recital Society debut this Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Raven’s Cry Theater in Sechelt. The performers are Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet), Marina Thibeault (viola) and David Fung (piano).

The Garibaldi Trio make their Coast Recital Society debut this Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Raven’s Cry Theater in Sechelt. The performers are Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet), Marina Thibeault (viola) and David Fung (piano). Coast Recital Society President Carolyn Mitchell will host a pre-concert conversation with the musicians at 1:30 p.m.

Multi-award winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester is considered one of the finest classical soloists and chamber music artists of his generation and has been hailed by The New York Times for his “technical sorcery and tireless enthusiasm”.

Viola player Marina Thibeault has delighted audiences across Canada, the United States and Europe with her elegant, haunting performances and engaging presence. In 2016, she was listed by CBC Radio as one of the 30 “hottest classical musicians under 30” in Canada.

Steinway artist David Fung performs regularly with the world’s top ensembles as a recitalist and chamber musician. Mr. Fung has come to international attention as a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv.

“Pianist David Fung captivated our audience members when he performed as a soloist for our Spring 2022 series,” said Frances Wainwright, Artistic Director of the Coast Recital Society. “Of course, I jumped at the chance to welcome him back to the Coast Recital Society, especially in the company of these two wonderful musicians.”

Clarinet, viola, and piano are an unusual combination of instruments, and classical composers rarely produced music for trios of this genre. Mozart was the first with his Kegelstatt Trio which will be heard on Sunday with Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen and four pieces from Max Bruch’s Opus 83. The program also includes Prélude, Allegro and Pastorale composed in 1941 by the Anglo-American classical composer and viola virtuoso. Rebecca Clarke.

The concert, which is sponsored by Strait Coffee in ts’ukw’um (Wilson Creek), has tickets on sale by email or phone ($30 adults, $10 students). Email [email protected] or call 604-885-0991. More information is available at www.coastrecitalsociety.ca.

Labor day is coming early

Whether you’re new to Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar or already a fan, upcoming screenings of Sunshine Coast Film Society’s Parallel Mothers will provoke and delight.

Two women, Janis (Penelope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit) converge in a hospital room where they will soon give birth. Both are single and got pregnant by accident. Janis, in her fifties, does not regret it and exults. Ana, a teenager, is scared, repentant and traumatized. The words they exchange during these hours create a powerful bond between the two, which by chance develops, complicates and changes their lives.

Penelope Cruz delivers a heartfelt performance and embraces the film’s troubled heart with wit and warmth. Almodóvar mixes motherhood and the political history of her country. He wraps his message in bright colors, dramatizing his country’s past and contradictions.

In typical Almodóvar fashion, multiple narrative threads intertwine and plot twists are unpredictable.

Parallel Mothers screens Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m. at Raven’s Cry Theater in Sechelt and Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.

Memberships and tickets are available online (www.scfs.ca); while admission at the gate is payable in cash only.