Next week, Vetta Chamber Music presents Sea and Sky with host Bill Richardson. Performances take place at Pyatt Hall on March 3 at 7:30 p.m., and at West Point Grey United Church on March 8 at 2 p.m. and March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sea and Sky collective members Joan Blackman (violin), Jane Hayes (piano), and François Houle (clarinet) will perform music by Patrick Cardy (Tango), Michael Oesterle (Commission for Sea and Sky), Peter Sculthorpe (Dream Tracks), and Paul Schoenfeld (Clarinet Trio).
Author and broadcaster Bill Richardson will join the musicians to narrate his own unique take on Igor Stravinsky's L’Histoire du Soldat.
In his review of Sea and Sky's Sassicaia (recorded by Houle and Hayes as a duo), the Georgia Straight's own Alexander Varty called the album "sonically vivid and intellectually lively", noting that "if you think the combination of clarinet and piano has limited potential, you’ve not taken into account Sea and Sky’s willingness to experiment, or the genre-jumping options inherent in contemporary music."