Little ones and their caregivers are invited to enjoy live classical music in a non-traditional, casual setting. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to tune in live! The video will also be available after the live session is completed.
This program is designed for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome to join us for the livestream!
July 14: Karen Wilms on piano
August 11: Izumi Inoue on violin
You can watch harpist Alison Hunter's performance on our Facebook page.
About our July Performer:
Karen Wilms began a lifelong journey with music at the age of 5, when her elementary school music teacher in Lethbridge, Alberta encouraged her to sing. She was hooked and sang whenever she could, driving her parents crazy as she attempted to serenade them every night at the dinner table. She became a regular performer at the Kiwanis Music Festival, both locally and provincially. As the years went by she was introduced to the pipe organ, piano, and clarinet, and she continued studying all three instruments through university. She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia.
Performing was a major part of her early career, and she played with concert bands, symphony orchestras, as well as singing with opera companies in cities across Canada and Europe.
After university she found a career in Arts Administration and enjoyed learning about the business side of the arts through jobs at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Anna Wyman Dance Theatre, and Ballet British Columbia. She met her husband, Roger, and they travelled the world through his work for several years before starting a family.
Karen has a studio here in Whistler, where she has the best job teaching students piano and the enjoyment of music. When she isn’t in her studio or taking care of her three children, she can be found on the tennis courts around town in the summer, and on the cross country trails in the winter.