At 80 years of age, Jack Glatzer is still performing world-class violin music for audiences young and old. Patrick Davies Photo.

VIDEO: Jack Glatzer treats LCSS students with intimate recital

This 80-year-old young violinist continues to perform recitals worldwide

Hundreds of Lake City Secondary students got the chance to listen to internationally renowned violinist Jack Glatzer last week.

At 80 years of age, Glatzer is still an active and vibrant performer able to mix music lessons into his performance seamlessly. This Texas native has performed on every continent on Earth, excluding Antartica, and has done recitals in over 50 countries.

He was invited to Williams Lake to perform at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre on Wednesday, May 15 and followed up his performance with several free recitals for lakecity youth at LCSS’ Columneetza and Williams Lake Campuses. Carl Johnson, the director of the Cariboo Mens Choir and teacher on call for SD27, said that Glatzer comes through the Cariboo every few years, to visit a life-long friend in 100 Mile House and while here offers his musical talents to the community.

Read More: Violinist Jack Glatzer performs live in Williams Lake

This year Johnson asked Glatzer to share his musical knowledge with SD27 students in an intimate setting, leading to five 45 minute recitals/lessons. At Columneetza Glatzer performed three times Thursday morning in the Cafeteria for about 150 students at a time and twice on Friday morning in the band room of the Williams Lake Campus.

He feels that Glazer’s dynamic style of performance adds a special element to the performance that the students really appreciated. Throughout the performance, The Tribune witnessed he would often pause to take questions and explain the underlying elements of the music he was playing.

“It (was) a chance for them to see music created in front of them,” Johnson said. “Music is a chance for students to see something more in there existence.”

Students in attendance listened to Glatzer intently and were respectfully silent during his performances.



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

At 80 years of age, Jack Glatzer is still performing world-class violin music for audiences young and old. Patrick Davies Photo.

Hundreds of lakecity students got the chance to listen to Jack Glatzer’s passionate and skilful renditions of classic pieces of music on Thursday and Friday. Patrick Davies Photo.

Just Posted

Spirit of the west kept alive as WLSA hosts Cowboy Action Shoot

Lever action, revolvers and breech loaded weapons dominated the WLSA gun range

All welcome at upcoming Cariboo Wedding and Grad Show

This fall the lakecity will see the premiere of a new and exciting evolution of a classic event

Austerberry seeks to inspire new pencil art at Station House

Art often starts with a pencil but some artists chose to make it their sole medium

Plenty of fun had by all participants in Harvest Fair reining, gymkhana, sorting

Results from each of the three events are as follows:

CMHA looking for new crisis line volunteers for fall training

The Canadian Mental Health Association is once more looking for volunteers to help man the hotline

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

‘A real shame’: B.C. MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said the industry is in bad shape across the province

VIDEO: Seniors at B.C. assisted living facility shocked by Oct. 1 eviction notice

Building owners terminate lease for McGuire Lake Congregate Living in Salmon Arm

Most Read