7pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Benvoulin Heritage Church and park
2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna BC
Central Okanagan Heritage Society
Join us for an evening of 1890s music and words from home and concert hall, presented by Alan Rinehart and Cuyler Page. Tickets $20/each available at the Central Okanagan Heritage Society.
Alan Rinehart has over 40 years experience as a professional classical guitarist and has made many contributions to the guitar world as a performer, teacher, and music editor. Completing studies at Western Michigan University and a Professional Music Training Diploma from Vancouver Community College, he studied lute repertoire and technique in London, England at the Early Music Centre with Anthony Rooley, Jakob Lindberg, Nigel North and Emma Kirkby. From 1983 to 2003 he was a faculty member of the music schools at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College. He currently lives in Kelowna, where he recently had the honour of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 2016 Royal Tour visit to BC. He is a co-founder of The Vancouver Guitar Quartet, which became a regular part of the Vancouver and Western Canadian music scene from the late 1980s to 2003, with many concert and radio appearances. Alan has released five solo CDs and one CD with the Vancouver Guitar Quartet that have received international critical praise. His latest solo CD, Verdi’s Guitar will be released on the Ravello label and distributed by Naxos in late Fall 2017.
Cuyler Page is a classical musician, historian, and heritage authority. Cuyler grew up in Ithaca, New York with Cornell University as his childhood playground. After studies in Architecture at Cornell, Cuyler became one of the first Apprentices of futurist architect Paolo Soleri in the Arizona desert, living at the workplace in the manner of a Medieval apprentice with a Master. In 1962, Cuyler traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia with an exhibit of Soleri’s work, and fell in love with Vancouver and the Canadian social and political environment. He returned to study music at the University of British Columbia, discovering the beauties of performing Renaissance and Baroque music. An active member of the Okanagan classical and Early Music scene since 1972, today he performs professionally on bassoon and contrabassoon with orchestras such as the Okanagan Symphony and the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra, and in several chamber music ensembles. Cuyler maintains a parallel career as an architect and designer-craftsman. His business, Heritage Interpretation Services, has provided design and planning services for museums and historic sites throughout BC, including the Grist Mill at Keremeos.
For more information or to purchase your ticket, please contact the Central Okanagan Heritage Society at 250-861-7188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org