Violinist Calvin Dyck is on of the Strings the Thing instructors that will be performing at the summer camp’s annual faculty concert on July 12. Submitted photo

Strings the Thing faculty takes to the stage

Strings the Thing presents its annual faculty concert on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shatford Centre, featuring classic music by Beethoven, Telemann and Mendelssohn, with additional entertaining works such as Pizzicats, and the famous Tango Jealousy by Jacob Gade.

The concert will highlight a quartet for four violins by Grazyna Bacewicz, as well as compositions by local composers. The faculty will also present a world premiere of a new piece by Penticton composer Wynn Nordlund called Nostalgia. Guest artist for the concert is cellist Martin Kratky.

This year’s Strings the Thing summer camp runs July 10 to 14 at the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre with approximately 40 string students. Faculty includes the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s music director Rosemary Thomson, cellist Joel Stobbe, violinists John Suderman, Elizabeth Lupton and Sandra Wilmot and Calvin Dyck, who recently brought the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra to Penticton

Along with directing the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, Dyck is in his seventeenth season as concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony along with joining the faculty of Strings the Thing summer camp. He has a reputation for combining a passion for great music with a sense of fun and entertainment and loves to involve costumes, hats and surprises for the audience.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults and $5 for children/students. Drop by the Shatford Centre office or call 250-770-7668 to purchase in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door.