Pianist Milton Schlosser kicks off Concerts Café Classico Season

Pianist Milton Schlosser will perform the first show of the Concerts Café Classico season at LCMS on Sunday, Sept. 23. - submitted photo
Pianist Milton Schlosser will perform the first show of the Concerts Café Classico season at LCMS on Sunday, Sept. 23.
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Langley Community Music School (LCMS) launches its annual concert series this month with a Concerts Café Classico season premiere featuring pianist Milton Schlosser on Sunday,  Sept. 23. Coffee and commentary are hosted before the concert with the school’s artistic director of concerts Elizabeth Bergmann at 3 p.m., followed by the performance at 4 p.m.

“We are looking forward to a superb season filled with beautiful masterworks performed by great artists,” said Bergmann.

“Concert enthusiasts can expect a variety of genres and styles of music ranging from groups like the famous Gryphon Trio to a night of jazz with a wonderful group of LCMS’ faculty. Music is as much an integral part of our lives as it is an essential element to our culture.  Join us this season as we partake in exciting musical adventures together.”

Titled “What is Life? Of Shadows, Cradles, and the Blues,” Schlosser's  performance will feature works by composers Brahms, Howells and Rzewski.

It promises to be a unique program, with the work by young aboriginal composer Howells involving audience participation to recreate the sound of a buffalo jump.

“I play a foot drum that was designed specifically for this piece, done by the composer himself,” says Schlosser.

The series continues on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., with Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano and LCMS faculty member Yuri Zaidenberg, violin  as they present some of Schubert’s masterworks.

After breaking for Christmas, Concerts Café Classico returns in the New Year, with concerts on Jan. 13, March 10, April 13 and May 25.

Concerts Café Classico subscriptions are available for $77 adults, $67 seniors, and $51 students. A Concerts Café Classico flex pass is also available that gives access to any four concerts for $54 adults and $47 seniors. Regular tickets are available for $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students. Call the box office for tickets at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.

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