Have a 'Cellicious' morning at Evergreen

Beth Root Sandvoss will perform in a program titled Cellicious in Coquitlam with pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, on March 27.

Regular concert-goers to the Musical Mornings series at the Evergreen Cultural Centre will see a change in guests for the next recital.

Cellist Rebecca Wenham, who was scheduled to play with Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann at their March 27 show, won’t be able to attend.

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Instead, the White Rock pianists have recruited another cellist who last played with the couple at the Coquitlam venue in November 2016.

Beth Root Sandvoss, who is on the conservatory faculty at Mount Royal University in Calgary, will perform in a program titled Cellicious, which will also travel this month to Surrey, Maple Ridge, Duncan and Nanaimo.

Elizabeth Bergmann said the trio will play a six compositions that highlight the range of a cello: Leonard Bernstein’s arrangement from Three Meditations from Mass; Gaspar Cassado’s Requiebros; three short pieces from Ernest Bloch’s From Jewish Life; Cello Sonata in C-major by Sergei Prokofiev; movements from a cello suite by J.S. Bach; and a Sergei Rachmaninoff piano duet.

Elizabeth Bergmann said she and her husband have known Root Sandvoss for many years and played together in the Land's End Ensemble, of which Root Sandvoss is a member of the Juno-nominated quartet that’s based in Calgary.

For tickets to Cellicious on March 27 at 10:30 a.m., call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca. A coffee/tea reception is prior to the recital, at 10 a.m.

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