Pianist plays Chemainus

Pianist Bruce Vogt presents the first of several planned all-Liszt concerts starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.The concert is in celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt. This program, inspired by the original meaning of virtuosity, encompasses everything from tragedy, rage  and grief to nobility and poetic visions. Join in for this uplifting concert in the intimate setting of 1891 heritage St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus, then stay for a delicious “Meet the Artists Reception” following the performance. Tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door) are available at Valley Vines to Wines (Mill Bay), Gallowglass Books (Duncan), Salamander Books (Ladysmith), Ocean Soul Book Caffé (Crofton), the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383. You may also buy tickets at Toad Hall Emporium (Chemainus) at the advance price of $15 until one hour before concert time.