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Occurs on Saturday April 29 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


James Cowan Theatre
6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

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Spring Forward Concert (featuring classical, jazz, and pop music)

Saturday April 29, 2023 @7:00PM

The Spring Forward Concert is a multimedia musical concert featuring performances from Alina Raskin, Victoria Raskin, and Armen Martirosyan. Enjoy a timeless transition between musical genres and the diversity and talent of each performer. There will be free parking and a cafe you can enjoy snacks and drinks from before the show. (Only water is allowed in the theatre)

Tickets: Adult $45 Students $38 Seniors $38


ALINA RASKIN is a tremendously gifted artist with diverse musical knowledge and skills. The accomplished musician derives from Armenia and now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Alina's grasp on her craft is built on her extensive experience of studying music intensively throughout her life. She has an impressive understanding of all things music but specializes in voice, piano and violin. Her unique voice has received many compliments for its warm flair. More recently, Alina has developed gracefully with a soulful dramatic edge to her vocal stylings. Being fluent in 4 languages, she is most known in the community for her diverse multicultural repertoire, especially her Armenian repertoire. Alina is a pillar in the Vancouver arts community and a key member to contemporary-classical music at large.

VICTORIA RASKIN is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, to Armenian-European-Israeli parents. She grew up heavily influenced by music, dance, and the performing arts, as well as literature. “With a bold and commanding stage presence, her powerful, deep, dramatic voice conquers and takes you on a journey tapping deep into your emotions. Empowering females to dare to be confident, take big bold risks, reflect and go for their vision, her music is unique and experimental in its genre, drawing inspiration from ballads, dance, pop, rock, jazz and classical music.” - Audience Member, October 22nd, 2022 Showcase

TATIANA TYULENEVA (note: Tatiana will be replacing our performer, Armen who is unable to perform with us due to unexpected circumstances, see our FB Page for more info) began her studies early in life in her native Crimea. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Simferopol College of Music, where she was recognized as the best graduate student of the year. After successfully completing her master’s degree at Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory of Music, where she received the highest marks of her class, she became a sought after pianist, piano collaborator, and teacher in Moscow. Her local involvement includes work as a recording artist for the British Columbia Conservatory of Music (BCCM), as an adjudicator for the BCCM festival, and as a collaborative pianist for the Vancouver Academy of Music. As a core member of the Vancouver Piano Ensemble, she has performed both locally and internationally, touring North America, Europe, and Asia. Tatiana is currently the President of the North West Ensemble Piano Society.

Performance Notes: Join us for a night of music and entertainment. Please note, some performances will use projections, lights, and a few numbers may contain some lightly suggestive choreography that may not be suitable for all audiences. Follow us on Facebook if you have any questions and for updates at Raskin's School of Music here:

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