l. to r. : Jane Hayes, Imant Raminsh, Jean Ethridge, Janna Sailor, Rebecca Wenham, Heather Pawsey, Kathryn Cernauskas, Ernst Schneider, Anita Perry, Sylvie Lange Photo credit: Tim Pawsey

Canadian, Contemporary and Captivating!

From keyboard to vineyard, ideas ferment in a perfect blend of natural beauty and sophisticated tastes to engage both senses and soul.

Composers’ Cuvée showcases the music of five resident Okanagan composers: Imant Raminsh (Vernon); Anita Perry (Summerland); Ernst Schneider (Penticton); Jean Ethridge (Salmon Arm); and Keith Tedman (Summerland). This unique concert of contemporary Canadian classical works offers a rare opportunity to mix and mingle with the creators behind the music, amidst the stunning surroundings of Canada’s premier certified organic winery.

A “New Music in New Places” Astrolabe Musik Theatre / Canadian Music Centre co-production

February 9, 2013
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC)

Kathryn Cernauskas, flute
Jane Hayes, piano
Heather Pawsey, soprano
Janna Sailor, violin
Rebecca Wenham, cello
Punch! – Jean Ethridge
Aura II – Keith Tedman
Adagio – Ernst Schneider
Earth Chants – Imant Raminsh
Pan – Anita Perry
Sonata for violin and piano – Jean Ethridge
Cantus infirmus – Keith Tedman
In the night we shall go in – Imant Raminsh
Angakoo, the Shaman – Ernst Schneider
Nuit d’étoiles – Keith Tedman
Danse Energique – Jean Ethridge
Two Songs – Ernst Schneider
Butterflies – Imant Raminsh
Fables from La Fontaine – Anita Perry
Tasting Notes – Kathryn Cernauskas


Free Classical Music Concert
Castanet – January 21, 2013
Here’s a fun way to introduce your budding musician to performing, and an exciting opportunity to enjoy contemporary classical music performed by some acclaimed musicians on February 9 at 7:30 PM. A concert at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna will showcase the work of five Okanagan composers by a quintet (voice, piano, flute, violin, and cello) with the composers present to introduce their music – all for free. – [Read full article]


New Music in New Places
Castanet – February 2, 2013
A national initiative to bring contemporary Canadian classical music to the Okanagan is slated to take place at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery on Feb. 9. [Read full article]