Music Without Borders


Ladom Ensemble will present a program entitled Music Without Borders on Thursday,
November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium as part of the 2021-22 season
of The Valley Concert Society.

The title is an apt one in more ways than one. The obvious reference is geographic. The program
begins with an Iranian/Canadian piece and ends in Argentina. Along the way it rambles through
the Europe of the classical composers, the Balkan countries of Croatia and Romania, and
Canada’s East Coast.

It traverses chronological boundaries all the way from Bach’s eighteenth century through the
Romantic period and the twentieth century right up to the composer who will sit at the piano on
Thursday, Pouya Hamidi.

The ensemble will guide us from genre to genre—Baroque and tango, ethnic and contemporary,
Klezmer and British rock.

The evening will cover a broad emotional range from the wildly exuberant Freylakh Medley to
Chopin’s reflective and deeply moving Tristesse.

There is a dance for everyone from Prokofiev’s galumphing Dance of the Knights to Brahms’
energetic Hungarian Dance No. 5 and the dazzle and grace of Piazzolla’s Libertango.
The Valley Concert Society and Ladom Ensemble invite you to join us Thursday on this musical
journey without borders and without a passport. Well, that is not entirely true. You will need a
vaccine passport and ID along with a mask. You will also be asked to keep a border of one
empty seat between you and the party next to you in the audience.

Tickets are available online at at $28 for adults including seniors
and $15 for students. For more information, call 604-289-3377.
I look forward to seeing you at the concert.

John Wiebe
The Valley Concert Society