You can’t always travel when you want to, but just about everyone can get out for an evening to see a concert.
JVE’s World Travellers gently alights in countries from Ireland to India, serving up a delightful slice of musical culture in languages including Czech, Gaelic, Spanish, French and more.
The concert begins with Ambe, a warm Cree invitation for all beings to come in and enjoy their company. Ethan Sperry’s Desh (a raga) uses chants and overtones to mimic Indian percussion, while Irish folk song Dulaman looks at traditional seaweed gathering to stem famine.
For its part, Canadian folk piece Away from the Roll of the Sea hits home with cascading rhythms reminiscent of a passage through rollicking waves. And the tour ends on a literal high, with JVE Soprano and composer Katerina Gimon whisking us all To the Peak of the Mountain.
There’s lots more in between, too – all worth a little (local) travel to see and hear!
World Travellers takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 49th Ave. W. (at Oak).
JVE is conducted by Eldon McBride, with accompaniment by pianist Shifra Day and violinist Jeremy Ferland.