Selkirk Pro-Musica Launches New Season With Famous Brazilian / Canadian Guitarist Celso Machado
After a successful inaugural concert season in 2012-13, Selkirk Pro-Musica begins a new season on September 14 with acclaimed Brazilian / Canadian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music teacher Celso Machado.
The opening night of the Selkirk Pro-Musica will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall at Selkirk College in Nelson.
Celso has performed on concert stages internationally for over 40 years; all over North America, Europe and Asia. In fact, he’s just completed a tour of Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico, Atlin in British Columbia, and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean – 700 kilometers east of Madagascar.
While Celso’s music is rooted in Brazilian rhythmic and melodic styles, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other musical traditions around the world.
He won the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award for Global Solo Artist of the Year, a Leo Award for Best Original Music for a Documentary, was nominated for four JUNO Awards in the World Music category and another Leo Award for documentary film music.
The remainder of the season will feature a wide range of performers and musical styles, including the Selkirk College Faculty Kordis Jazz Trio, Melody Daichun, the baroque fanfare of the trumpet / organ duo Vancouver Symphony by Marcus Goddard and Ellen Ay-Laung Wang. as well as other local artists including strings Selkirk Camerata, blues artists Holly and Jon and bluegrass master Craig Korth.
This season, emerging artists Natasha Hall, violin and Nina Horvath, piano, who will be joined by clarinetist Nicola Everton and narrator Bessie Wapp for the devilishly sassy play “The Soldier’s Tale” by Igor Stravinsky.
Tickets $ 15 Available at Otter Books and at the door.
Selkirk Pro-Musica would like to thank its generous sponsors for the season, Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.