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Gordon Lucas adjudicates Cariboo Festival band and instrumental section

Violinist and composer Gordon Lucas will be in Williams Lake Monday and Tuesday to adjudicate the Cariboo Festival’s band and instrumental section. - Photo submitted
Violinist and composer Gordon Lucas will be in Williams Lake Monday and Tuesday to adjudicate the Cariboo Festival’s band and instrumental section.
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Canadian violinist and composer Gordon Lucas is adjudicating the band and instrumental section of the Cariboo Festival taking place next week.

Lucas is currently conductor and music director of the Northern Orchestra of B.C. and has vast experience in all facets of music and music education.

He taught band in the public school system in Langley and Golden, and has played both violin and bass trombone in professional symphony orchestras in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.

He was concertmaster of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra for 17 years, a job which allowed him time to write the symphonic music for which he is known across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

While concertmaster in Prince George, he also played bass trombone for In the Mood, the city’s well known jazz band.

Lucas has also been resident composer for both the Victoria Symphony and the Prince George Symphony.

In university, he also studied clarinet and was principal of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble there, as well as a teaching assistant in the piano department.

He feels strongly that as a composer, he should have a complete knowledge of the performing capabilities of all sections of the orchestra.

Lucas has also taught music appreciation courses at both UNBC and CNC in Vanderhoof.

The band and instrumental section will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church and at some of the schools on Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1.

The festival committee invites the community to come out and enjoy the performances.

Quiet is required and no photography or video taping is permitted.

Information about performance times, the adjudicators, sponsors and much more is available on the Cariboo Festival website at www.cariboofestival.ca.

 

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