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26 years touring the Kootenays: La Cafamore returns to Fernie

La Cafamore returns to Fernie March 20

The classical chamber music trio La Caramore will be performing in Fernie at Mountainside Community Church on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The show starts at 7 p.m.

LaCafamore has been touring the Kootenays for 26 years.

“My plan in life was to go to music school, then Med School and have my music as well as a medical career,” said La Cafamore founder Carolyn Cameron.

As it turned out, Med School came first and she never made it to music school.

“It is one of my regrets in life, but I’ve tried to compensate with music camps, private lessons and lots of performing,” Cameron said. “That’s partly why this group is so important to me as it allows me to take a piece and develop it beyond the amateur level.”

Now that Cameron’s children are independent she is able to devote more time to music.

“That’s when La Cafamore really took off,” she said. “We started as a local string quartet but over the years the core membership dwindled to just myself.

“Nowadays, I have enough of a pool of collaborators so that the configuration will often be decided by who is available, and funding. Over the years we have had tremendous support from the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.”

For this concert, Cameron will be joined by pianist Nina Horvath and cellist Maria Wang.

“These musicians played the group’s first set of concerts post Covid. I think the opportunity to perform live again, the inspiring program (Arensky #1, Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aries), and my wonderful fellow musicians was the perfect storm. When that set of concerts was over, we were all planning when we could get together again.”

This time, they have chosen Brahms piano trio #1 and Dvorak Dumky trio.

Fernie has been a recurring stop for La Cafamore for many years.

“Mountainside Community Church, Sylvia Elias and the 88 keys Grand Piano Society’s support have been - can I say “instrumental”? Ha! We always look forward to coming to Fernie!”

tickets are $20 and are available in advance from Also available at the door.

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