Music lovers finding their way to Bamfield, on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, for the 13th Annual Music by the Sea (MBTS), July 21 through 29, 2018, will be captivated by a line-up of genre-spanning concerts featuring musicians from around the globe. All concerts take place in the beautiful Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries on the water’s edge. Superb acoustics and the spectacular backdrop of Vancouver Island’s mystic, bold Pacific make this truly the most inspiring venue in Canada.
Eleven concerts offer a unique and diverse selection of classical and contemporary solo and chamber music, sophisticated jazz and alternative music. This year, MBTS welcomes virtuoso artists from the UK, USA, Australia, Korea, Norway, Taiwan, and across Canada. They include Runar Kjeldsberg, acclaimed for his virtuosity and passion for historical guitars and performance practice, Cecily Ward, praised for her “rhapsodic violin”, Brad Turner, a multi-Juno award winning jazz trumpeter and drummer, and two-time Juno Award winning jazz pianist Brian Dickinson; a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for over thirty-five years.
A complete list of performing artists and info about tickets can be found at http://musicbythesea.ca/