Photos from this Past Event

Please join us for two HSPAA Events this Weekend:

Sarah Hagan, Pianist, In Concert

Saturday November 5th, 8pm at St. John Anglican Church

Sarah Hagan Master Class

Sunday November 6, 2pm at Squamish Academy of Music
Participants Gr. 5 piano and higher: $35; Or $10 to Audit.
Please note the venue has changed and is now taking place at Squamish Academy of Music - 38121 Second Ave.

Sarah Hagan, Pianist, In Concert

Saturday, November 5th at 8pm


St. John Anglican Church, Squamish


$20 for Adults
$15 for Seniors
$5 for Students 18 and over
Free for Youth under 18

Please Join us for a Wine and Cheese Pre-Concert Reception


Listen to a sample of Sarah Hagen:

This music player requires

Concert Programme

Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
-Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux – The Farewell): Adagio – Allegro 
-Abwesenheit (L’Absence – The -Absence): Andante espressivo
-Das Wiedersehen (Le Retour – The Return): Vivacissimamente
Estampes, L. 100
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
-Pagodes (Pagodas) 
-Soirée dans Grenade (Evening in Granada) 
-Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain)
24 Preludes, Opus 28
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)

About Sarah Hagen

"A rarity of musical excellence, technical ease and tonal purity," pianist Sarah Hagen is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, performing in concerts across Canada as well as in the United States, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden. Her interpretations have been described as "outstandingly inventive," performed with "infinite skill."

A visionary and an idealist, Sarah's performances are conceptually innovative, involving photography, couture and theatre. She is the Artistic Director for Pro'ject Sound, a performance project involving live piano with large-scale projected images. She is also an avid collaborator, reveling in the friendships and stimulation that abound in chamber music. As a concert presenter and producer, Miss Hagen frequently hosts world class performers from Europe, Australia and the United States. In 2006 she was awarded as the Comox Valley's Cultural Ambassador of the Year. She has been on faculty at the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre for over 10 years, performing in the CYMC Summer Festival with Russell Bajer, Charles Inkman and Victor Costanzi, among others. While Sarah travels regularly for performances in Europe, she also delights in playing with the premier Canadian ensemble, Trio Accord.

Miss Hagen has been heard on Swedish Radio 2, CBC's West Coast Performance, Alberta CBC's Sunday Arts Programme, WDAV (North Carolina) WOSU (Ohio), KFUO (Missouri), CKUA (Edmonton), WKAR (Michigan), WITF (Pennsylvania), 98.1 KING FM (Seattle) and has appeared on Bravo Television. Her solo album, Glass House Dancing, was nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award in the category of Classical Recording of the Year.

Sarah's motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge. She currently makes her home and studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Thank you to our sponsors!

A non-profit society that fosters the Arts cannot exist without its members, volunteers and sponsors. Here is a list of our current sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful:

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Squamish, BC

Nesters Market, Squamish
Meadowbrook Suite, Squamish
Peter Gomes
Piano Technician

Dana-Marie Battaglia
DMB Websites



The Howe Sound Performing Arts Association has been assisting and developing performing arts activities in the community since 1993.

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