Home to the college’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program, the intimate performance space emerged from the pandemic with the return of in-person learning in September. An accomplished Toronto-based musician, Restivo moved to the West Kootenay in January 2019 to join the music faculty. With learners returning to campus after a year of remote delivery in the 2020-2021 academic year, Restivo has invited his Juno Award winning friend Buchbinder to take part in a clinic with students and a concert that is open to the community.
“We’ve all been missing the live experience and this is an excellent way to ease back into it with two incredible musicians,” says Selkirk College Instructor Laura Landsberg. “The students will benefit from David Buchbinder’s knowledge during the clinics in the day and the community gets a chance to hear these two friends perform in the evening. It’s very exciting to reach this point and be able to gather for what will be a great performance.”
Toronto-based jazz artist David Buchbinder will bring his Juno Award winning talent to the stage of the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus where he will be joined by Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor David Restivo.
Based in Toronto, Buchbinder is a musician, composer, artistic director, producer and cultural generator with an impressive depth of experience. Along with his teaching duties, Restivo continues to work in the music industry where his creative passion is passed down in the classrooms and studios of the Tenth Street Campus.
The evening concert will explore a jazz and classical repertoire featuring Buchbinder and Restivo’s own uncategorizable compositions with a flexible, free and intimate vibe. The two veteran performers have worked together for many years and will focus on their talents in trumpet, fluegelhorn and piano.
The show takes place on Monday, December 6 at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on the Tenth Street Campus. Tickets are $20 and available at Otter Books in Nelson. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID are required to attend the event that will be adhering to reduced capacity limits. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.