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An Evening of Classical Music and Chocolate Pairings

June 29, 2023, 7:30 pm


An Evening of Classical Music and Chocolate Pairings

All tickets $35
(Chocolate Box included in ticket price)

Canadian violinist Natasha Hall and chocolatier Beth Campbell of Viva Cacao team up to offer an extraordinary multi sensory experience of delightful solo violin music accompanied by chocolate pairings. Begin your journey by sampling amuse-bouche classic chocolate confections as you are immersed in the baroque music of Bach’s Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Then, be swept up in an epic adventure as you move through elaborate emotive soundscapes in Ysaye’s virtuosic Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” in D Minor as you indulge in a confection of nuanced and whimsical taste. For the grand finale, experience gypsy rhythm and soul with “Airs dans le Genre Roumain’ by George Enescu paired with a surprise delicacy inspired by Eastern European food culture. Join two female entrepreneurs on this exciting multi sensory journey!

Canadian violinist Natasha Hall has performed in North America, Europe and Asia. She has appeared as soloist with the Oxford Sinfonia, City Chamber Ensemble (London UK), Battersea Ensemble (London UK), Calgary Civic Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays, Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble and the Selkirk Youth Orchestra. Prior to her recent move to Nelson BC, Natasha spent the last decade based in London UK and is a member of the English Chamber Orchestra. She has performed regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly in recital with pianist Yoomi Kim. Natasha has received numerous awards for her violin performances and is a winner of the Calgary Concerto and Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competitions. She has collaborated in performance with artists such as Rohan de Silva, Andres Cardenes and Kai Gleusteen and has appeared on CBC TV ‘The Nature of Things’ with David Suzuki. Her interest in humanitarian work has led her to raise over $25,000 through solo benefit performances for charities in Canada, the United States, Georgia and Russia. Natasha’s teachers include William van der Sloot (Mount Royal University, Calgary AB), Andres Cardenes (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA), Patinka Kopec (Manhattan School of Music, New York NY), Pinchas Zukerman (Ottawa ON), Rodney Friend (London UK) and So-Ock Kim (London UK). She holds a certificate in violin performance from Carnegie Mellon University. In her spare time, Natasha particularly enjoys spending time in nature, practicing yoga, studying psychology and living a minimal and zero-waste lifestyle. She is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Yoga Teacher. Always passionate about learning, she is especially interested in exploring the connections between music, nature, movement and mindfulness. Natasha gratefully acknowledges Jumpstart Jr. Foundation of the Netherlands for the
generous loan of the 1680 Ruggieri violin she currently plays.

Beth Campbell is creating small-batch chocolate magic from her rural kitchen in the Kootenays using superfoods, alternative sweeteners (such as coconut sugar) and mindfully-sourced and fairly-traded cacao. She combines her love of alchemy, medicinal ingredients and flavour combinations to bring you chocolate that not only tastes good but feels good. Viva Cacao was started in 2019 out of a passion for creating integral high-quality products with a focus on accountability to the next 7 generations and communities everywhere. Our chocolate is accessible, alluring, handcrafted, and affordable. Healthy ingredients, conscious business practices, and social justice are at the core of our values. Viva Cacao is not only on a journey to inspire, we are on a journey to provide the consumer with chocolate that will do good and feel good in their bodies. Because Viva Cacao is a small-batch chocolate producer, each bar is activated with love, life and a sense of social justice and conscious awareness. Not only does it taste delicious — it’s chocolate you can feel good about.

Performance venue:

The Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: (250) 352-6363

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June 29, 2023
7:30 pm
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