Our picks this week come from Trio Cleonice, Ghost Light Projects & Karen Flamenco
Our picks this week come from Trio Cleonice, Ghost Light Projects & Karen Flamenco

This week we run the gamut of the arts, with picks from the world of music, stage and dance.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Award-winning piano trio, Trio Cleonice (Apr 19), plays the intimate CBC Studio 700 in their Vancouver debut. Hailing from Boston, the trio is made up of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps. The programme ranges from Joseph Haydn’s sparkling Piano Trio No. 43 in C Major, though Felix Mendelssohn’s passionate Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, to Argentinean composer Mario Davidovsky’s modern and atmospheric Chacona.

Trio Cleonice
Trio Cleonice makes its Vancouver debut

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]After eight seasons, Ghost Light Projects is closing the curtain for the final time with a production of Randie Parliament’s semi-autobiographical The Referendum (Apr 16-23).  From the same company that gave us the devastating Hedwig and the Angry Inch, this final show is third installment of Parliament’s bio-journey that began with Mother May I and The Singing Butler.

Referendum
Randie Parliament’s Referendum is the final show from Ghost Light Projects

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance noon hour series continues with Vancouver flamenco company, Karen Flamenco (Apr 21).  Known for its original flamenco versions of classic stories, the company will perform excerpts from Carmen, West Side Story and Alice in Wonderland, as well as a segment from its upcoming new production of Snow White.

Karen Flamenco
Karen Flamenco performs at The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance noon hour series in April