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Emily Traversy to preform works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ravel

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July 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM

KELOWNA - Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist—what do these four musical eras have in common?

Emotion, elegance, drive and intensity, which are the same reasons Emily Traversy has chosen to perform pieces with these characteristics. Hear her bring all of these elements together as she performs Bach’s surreal Chaconne, Beethoven’s charming Sonata in E flat Major, Tchaikovsky’s victorious Violin Concerto in D Major, and Ravel’s spine-tinglingly wild Tzigane.

Capture a bit of the joy, intrigue and drive portrayed in these works, accompanied by professional pianist and chamber musician, Mr. Arnold Draper.

The “ARCT” in the concert title stands for “Associate Royal Conservatory Teacher's,” although this specific ARCT is in performance. It is the last exam to take in the Canadian Royal Conservatory music system, and is one that musicians work on for many years.

Emily has worked on her ARCT repertoire for about two years, and she is sharing those pieces with the public, as ARCT performers do before the big exam. For many, the recital is significant as being their first solo event, as it is for Emily.

Emily has been playing the violin for fourteen years, beginning lessons when she was five years old. Since that time, she has traveled extensively, including a European tour with the Fountainview Academy Orchestra, gaining experience and meeting inspiring musical mentors. She held the position of principal second violin in the Night Owl Community orchestra from 2010-2012, and the position of assistant concertmaster in the Fountainview Academy Orchestra from 2012-2015.

She is currently a member of the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra, and will be joining the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra part time this season. Emily has shared her talent through television, performing on 3ABN's Kids Time four times, and the media, including being a part of several Fountainview Academy music DVD and CD productions.

She continues to share her love of music with those around her, teaching violin part-time at Keystone Music in Kelowna. Her greatest desire is to paint beautiful pictures with her music, sharing joy with her audience.

WHO: Emily Traversy, Violin; Arnold Draper, piano
WHEN: 7 p.m. July 31, 2016
WHERE: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 4619 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Admission by donation

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