Marilyn Wiwcharuk, Kamloops News

Guest pianist Joel Hastings performed the much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The melodic moments were expressed poetically with stunning singing tone and the energy of his performance was felt throughout the hall. We were left feeling this was a labour of love and, combined with a mastery of the keyboard which was more than adequate to the task, explains the wide audience appeal which this very fine pianist commands.