Three trombones to wow crowds

The second concert by Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra in its Principal Soloist Series on June 4 has the spotlight on both the flute, and the trombone section.

The second concert by Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra in its Principal Soloist Series on June 4 has the spotlight on both the flute, and the trombone section.

The CMO will be premiering a brand-new composition for trombone by Michel R. Edward. The Montreal-based composer will be in the Chilliwack audience for its inaugural performance.

“Our outstanding trombone section has had this work specially commissioned for them by Maestro Johan Louwersheimer,” said CMO board member Anne Fleming, who is also a CMO violinist.

The “Divertimento for Three Trombones” is already attracting global interest, and will satisfy anyone who appreciates high-quality brass performance, she said.

It features the established CMO trombone section, Barry Eggen, Robert Dyck and Victor.

“Barry, Robert, and Vic have been playing as a section for many years and have been enjoying the challenge of bringing this music to performance level, and the orchestra has also been enjoying the process.”

The soloist is flautist Sarah Dyck, who will be performing the Concerto for Flute in D Major by W.A. Mozart. She will be recognized by local audiences for her exceptional flute playing as she has been Principal Flute in a number of local orchestras and been with the CMO since it started in August 2008.

The Chilliwack Metropolitan Youth Orchestra is also performing a matinée on the same day, at 2 p.m., also at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. This is a milestone for the youth orchestra and conductors David Voth and Trischa Buhler, and the matinee concert is in direct response to requests by local seniors for an earlier event.  It’s a packed afternoon program with two soloists, Teigan Cosgrove, who will be performing the second movement from the Haydn Oboe Concerto, and Allan Meldrum, who will be soloing the first movement from the Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major.  The orchestra will be performing excerpts from Beethoven’s Fifth, Brahm’s Hungarian Dances, Mozart Symphony No. 25 and the complete work by Jean Sibelius – Finlandia.

“This is another huge accomplishment for such a new orchestra and both the volunteer conductors and young musicians have been very dedicated to get to this level.”

The CMO will be finishing the program with the Mozart Symphony No. 40.

“The orchestra has developed to the level now that the finer nuances of playing Mozart are being conveyed to us by Maestro Louwersheimer and we are very fortunate to have a conductor who is has the ability, experience and education to help us do this.”

The CMO Principal Soloist Series, June 4, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 7:30 p.m. $25.


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