Last week Lookout Point Lakeside Inn experienced the joy of welcoming the talented guest conductor Pierre Simard, of Montreal Canada. Joined by his enthusiastic wife, Nadya (a professional sopranist), the couple made fast friends with every person they met at the inn.
Conducting the Festival Symphony Orchestra, Simard’s spirited gifts coaxed the very best of these talented musicians from around the world. The opening overture, Wagner’s Tannhauser, left the crowd in holy awe, resulting in a standing ovation. Well done, maestro!
He’s conducting a Valentine’s concert, with Nadya singing, on February 19 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Who wants to go? We do!