Renowned violist playing KCT volunteer celebration

In appreciation of our over 300 members and volunteers, the Key City Theatre is excited to host a membership appreciation event on Dec. 8.

In appreciation of our over 300 members and volunteers, the Key City Theatre is excited to host a membership appreciation event on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed violist Rivka Golani will be performing a special show with pianist Deanna Oye.

Rivka Golani is recognized as one of the great violists and musicians of modern times. Her contributions to the advancement of viola technique have already given her a place in the history of the instrument and have been a source of inspiration not only to other players but to many composers who have been motivated to write specially for the viola.

More than 300 pieces have been written for Rivka, of which 70 are concertos.

Rivka and KCT manager Gerard Gibbs were co-founders of the Fort Macleod International Chamber Music Festival where they began a ground-breaking creative collaboration with the Blackfoot community.

Rivka has recently been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and was presented with the Medal Pro Artibus by the Artisjus Foundation for her contribution to the world of Hungarian contemporary music. She was recently honoured by the University of Lethbridge with an honourary doctorate for her contributions to Canadian music and her work with the Blackfoot. A passionate teacher, she is professor of viola at Trinity College of Music in London, England.

Admission is free for Key City Theatre members and volunteers. Memberships can be purchased anytime from the Key City Theatre at a cost of $25. Tax receipts will be issued for any donations above the $25 fee.