The concert takes place at Knox 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver
The Pre-Concert Chat with the artist starts at 1:45 pm
The Concert begins at 2 pm with no intermission
Followed by a complimentary Social Bar at 3 pm
Entrance is by donation and includes the social bar that follows the performance
Canadian Comfort Food is the theme for the December Social Bar, selected as Heather has performed her music all across the country.
Heather is a multi-faceted performing arts professional based in Vancouver, BC who is passionate about welcoming the timeless traditions of classical music into new spaces for 21st Century audiences. Heather’s musical education began at the age of five when she began studying the Suzuki Flute Method at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Heather was fortunate to be immersed in a supportive and encouraging musical environment from an early age, and quickly learned to play the flute in the same manner that many children learn to speak. Heather soon knew that music would always be a part of her life and proceeded to further her music education with Bachelor ('10) and Master of Music ('12) degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Heather enjoys a fulfilling performance career as a freelance flutist with a number of regional symphony orchestras in British Columbia. She has performed with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Aventa Ensemble, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Heather also performs as a Health Arts Society Artist and regularly presents chamber music concerts in hospitals and care centres with her flute and guitar ensemble Duo Trovador. She is proud to be completing her fifth season with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra as their Principal Flute.
Heather is also a devoted music teacher. She is proud to support a vibrant teaching studio at the Vancouver Academy of Music where she leads a studio of aspiring young flute players, as well as teaches music theory. She is the Suzuki Flute Department Head at the Vancouver Academy of Music, which is a role that she holds most dear due to its personal connection to her beginnings as a flutist. Heather loves working with young children, and is in awe of their keen curiosity and courage to explore.
Some recent career highlights for Heather include her performances of “Sounding the Sophia” in November 2018 where she had the opportunity to conceptualize, develop, and create a performance project about the 1918 loss of the SS Princess Sophia steamship off of the coast of Alaska. The concert was presented in Mountain View Cemetery where over 100 of the shipwreck victims were laid to rest.
Heather looks forward to a future of presenting more concerts for Vancouver audiences that explore unique and compelling stories with meaningful and beautiful music. She believes that classical music has relevancy in the past, present, and future by means of curious and creative concert conceptualization.
Have a listen: Musical Selections Heather Beaty