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Why Music Works with June Goldsmith

June Goldsmith

June Goldsmith is a musician and was founder and long time artistic director of Music in the Morning in Vancouver.  She is also a welcome regular guest on NXNW with her animated talks which give new insight into the lives of composers and the music they created.

We've started a series of concerts, based on June's pieces on NXNW, called Why Music Works.  In October we were on stage at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna for the second in the series featuring the life and music of Chopin.

Alicia Venables
Colleen Venables
Alicia Venables on the far left is living in Calgary and going to university this fall. She is 18.  Colleen Venables is living at home in Armstrong and travelling to Calgary to study with a violin teacher there. She is 14. Both sisters continue to study piano with Lucy Feldman in Kelowna.

Joining us on stage were the very talented Alicia and Colleen Venables.  These sisters from Armstrong, who are 18 and 14 years old, have won many prizes and competitions in both violin and piano. Both have performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony and Kamloops Symphony. It was lovely to get to meet them and hear them play!

In this segment you'll hear Colleen at the piano to begin.

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Here is the second section of the concert featuring a performance by Alicia.

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