First faculty concert of the season at Coquitlam arts hub

Anne Stride and Frank Bond have each taught at Coquitlam's Place des Arts for at least two decades.

Anne Stride and Frank Bond have each taught at Coquitlam's Place des Arts for at least two decades.

Stride, a Portland State University-trained violinist who is with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, has been on faculty for 26 years.

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And Bond, an experienced live performer who has produced recordings, arranged and supplied instrumental parts and drum programming for various projects, has instructed students at the Maillardville hub for the past 20 years.

But despite their lengthy tenure at Place des Arts, they've never played together in public.

So when the opportunity came up to launch the centre's faculty concert series for the new season, "we grabbed it," Stride said. 

Next Saturday, the pair will perform a wide range of music from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. In between, they'll throw in compositions by Fritz Kreisler, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chick Corea as well as some originals penned by Bond.

"It's very eclectic," Stride said, noting they picked their favourite tunes and, over the course of a couple of months, "we weeded out the repertoire. It's stuff that we worked our way through."

Tickets for Guitar and Violin — A Concert for Autumn on Oct. 15 are $21/$16 by calling Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 604-664-1636 or visiting brownpapertickets.com.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

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