String quartet playing at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church

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The La Cafamore String Quartet will play in Creston on Sept. 27.

The La Cafamore String Quartet will play in Creston on Sept. 27.

Presenting a local flair, the Kootenays’ very own La Cafamore String Quartet is joined by clarinetist Nicola Everton, performing at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in Creston on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

With a rich repertoire for clarinet and string quartet, the program features one of the great masterpieces for this combination, the romantic and evocative Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Rounding out the program, audiences will enjoy Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 4 string quartet and the rock/jazz quintet by American Bill Douglas, complete with a breakout rock vocal etude mid-performance.

Everton has recently become a resident of the Kootenays after spending over 20 years as a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. As a symphony musician, she has enjoyed touring Asia and North America with the orchestra, performing with a variety of international artists including Yo-Yo Ma, the Chieftains, Diana Krall and Leslie Feist, and for various dignitaries including the Dalai Lama and the Queen. She now directs several concert series in the region and is an active performer and educator.

La Cafamore String Quartet, based in the West Kootenay, formed in 2008 and includes members Jeff Faragher (cello) and Alexis More (viola), both of whom founded Nelson’s Obligato Strings, and Rossland local Carolyn Cameron (violin). Making it a family affair, Angela Snyder from Front Royal, Va., will join sister Cameron on violin.