Jack Glatzer returns to 100 Mile House

World-renowned violinist playing at local United Church

  • Apr. 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Violinist Jack Glatzer

Violinist Jack Glatzer

World-renowned violinist Jack Glatzer will perform a concert at the 100 Mile House United Church Hall on April 26, starting at 2 p.m., and admission by donation at the door.

Glatzer appeared last year at this time and thrilled a capacity audience in 100 Mile. He is travelling in North America again giving concerts and is visiting a friend of a local citizen in 100 Mile House.

Glatzer says he enjoyed playing here so much last year that he offered once again to perform, but this time with a different repertoire on the theme, “Music and Wine” and “Music and Art,” says concert co-ordinator Dennis Tupman.

“Specializing in the solo violin repertoire he makes the solo violin sound like several instruments played at once. He also talks about each piece to involve the audience.”

Glatzer has performed all over the world and just got back from Italy and India where he was playing. These countries have such a diverse and long-standing culture.

He “soaks” up this culture wherever he goes, and reveals his impressions in stories he shares with his audience, Tupman adds.

Glatzer has also played in and visited all corners of Canada, and places most of Canadians have never seen, such as the far North, Tupman says, adding the violinist was artist in residence at the University of Manitoba for some time and has become attached to Canada and Canadians.

The Oxford Mail in London, England wrote: “Jack Glatzer is a world-class violinist with such a wealth of instrumental beauty at his disposal that one would be tempted to dwell upon his playing exclusively were it not for the fact that his musicianship is of the kind that directs the attention to the music itself.”

The community is fortunate to have this impromptu concert, Tupman says, adding it is not often that an artist of this calibre comes to 100 Mile House.

“We are going to be treated once gain to an outstanding musical treat.”