May 27, 2012 “A Wonderful Trip to the New World”

Pablo Diemecke, Grammy Award Nominee 2002 and Concert Violinist, is the Music Director of the Orchestra Des Concerts Diemecke, and the Royal Oak String Ensemble. His solo engagements have taken him throughout North America and Europe. His recordings include concertos by Prokofiev, Mozart Concertos #2, 3 and 4th, Dvorak, Carlos Chavez, and his latest CD, “Musica Latina, Selecta”. His CDs are available for sale at all performances.

Lawrence Skaggs, past Principal Cellist of the Victoria Symphony for 35 years, enjoys an active career in chamber, solo, orchestral and studio work. He performed Victoria premieres of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1, Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, and Tan Dun “Crouching Dragon” Concerto, in addition to performances of many other standard concertos. He made his conducting debut with the Victoria Civic Orchestra in January, 2012.

Martine denBok has recently completed her Master’s degree in Music Performance at UVic. She combines an active teaching schedule with performances with a number of island musical organizations, including the DieMahler Quartet.

Elizabeth Massi is completing her Bachelor’s degree in music perform­ance at UVic. Her renaissance-like interests include all genres of music from folk to classical to jazz. She balances her eclectic musical life with veterinary work and motorcycling on the Saanich Penninsula.


May 27, 2012 Concert Program

String Quartet Op. 96, “The American”          Antonín Dvorák

1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Lento
3. Molto Vivace
4. Vivace ma non troppo


Adagio                                                                     Samuel Barber

West Side Story Medley                                 Leonard Bernstein

Sweet and Low-Down                                        George Gershwin

Ragtime Favourites                                                     Scott Joplin
Paragon Rag
Pineapple Rag
Maple Leaf Rag