Tickets selling for LukeFest 2016

Memorial concert to support conservatory scholarship

Saanich musician Luke Rachwalski was killed in a house fire in January 2014. A concert set for Feb. 13 in Alix Goolden Hall will raise money for Luke’s Gift, a scholarship fund for young musicians.

The Greater Victoria music community is gearing up for a bigger, better 2016. LukeFest tickets are already selling for the February event.

The LukeFest concert at Alix Goolden Hall on Feb. 13 is a musical exploration commemorating Luke Rachwalski, a Saanich musician who died in a tragic Montreal house fire in January 2014 at the age of 22.

Money raised will go to Luke’s Gift, a scholarship fund designed to be available to a number of young musicians each year at the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music.

Renowned local fiddler Daniel Lapp is the artistic director for LukeFest, which has also earned the support of Atomique Productions (Rifflandia, Rock the Shores), and will help the event showcase local talent.

Rachwalski was living in Montreal in 2014 with his bandmates from the jazz-rock group Canvas.

 

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

 

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