Arts events in Brief Feb. 23

Trio to perform

poetic pieces

Dance of the Rain is the next concert in the faculty recital series hosted by the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

The show will feature the musical talents of the Continuum Consort – faculty members Emily Nagelbach (flute), Elizabeth MacIsaac (soprano) and Douglas Hensley (guitar, lute).

The consort takes to the stage Sunday (Feb. 27) at 2:30 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students and are available at the conservatory.

For more information call 250-386-5311 or visit

Top-notch dinner music

Anyone craving jazz and Italian food can cross both off their to-do list this week.

The Wigmore Stone Quintet returns to Victoria for a Thursday night show (Feb. 24) at Pagliacci’s.

With soulful funky jazz grooves, Brazilian bossa novas and romantic vocal jazz ballads, the quintet’s sound could be summed up as far out jazz with funky beats.

Featuring saxophonist Cameron Wigmore and vocalist Gillian Stone, the band will perform original compositions, as well as jazz classics including “Blue in Green,” “How Deep Is The Ocean,” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

The show starts at 8 p.m. at Pagliacci’s, 1011 Broad St.