Tea & Symphony: an afternoon of classical musical gems

Soprano Carmen Marlene will perform with the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players

Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players perform

Just after Valentine’s Day, on February 16, the “little” orchestra, the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players will hold Tea and Symphony at Edward Milne community school.

“This year we are moving our event to a more intimate setting “under the whale” at EMCS and while tea is served to you at your table, we will be performing some of our favourite classical gems – Mozart, Rossini, Bellini to name a few,” said Michelle Stratford, speaking for the SPO society. “The soloists will be the principal winds and strings of the orchestra who will introduce their particular selections.  We are delighted to have Soprano Carmen Marlene with us this time and she will present some light opera pops with a little Gershwin thrown in.”

Audiences may also want to trip the light fantastic with a twirl around the dance floor.

Marlene has been delighting audiences since the age of 11. She has been regularly engaged in major stage productions, concerts, festivals and competitions. She received distinguished critical praise for the beauty of her voice and for her ability to deliver a commanding performance. Audiences delight in her charismatic and charming stage rapport. As well, she is a proficient pianist.

Carmen Marlene earned a B.Mus. in Vocal Performance from the University of Victoria, a graduate Opera Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University, and two A.R.C.T. Diplomas in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.

Tea & Symphony takes place at 2:30 p.m., light refreshments will be served, tickets available at the South Shore Gallery, Wood Travel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Little Vienna Bakery and the Metchosin Country Store. Tickets for all Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra concerts are available at www.sookephil.ca

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