Straight Ahead: Honouring Chris Wilcox


Joseph Strug Concert Hall Sun, Jun 2 2:30 PM


This concert is now SOLD OUT. Tickets may still be available at the door.

Scotia Festival of Music owes its existence to Chris Wilcox (1941–2023), its founder, and Artistic Director for nearly forty years. This afternoon, we honour Chris’s life and legacy with some of his favourite music. Join us at this special free event, in person or live online, for an afternoon of performance, art, reminiscence, and celebration.

Toru Takemitsu: And then I knew ‘twas wind
Jack Chen, flute
Isaac Chalk, viola
Lori Gemmell, harp

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (mvt. II)
Blair Lofgren, cello
Peter Allen, piano

John Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons
Dominic Desautels, clarinet
John Novacek, piano

L. van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Gwen Hoebig, violin
Mark Lee, violin
Isaac Chalk, viola
Blair Lofgren, cello