ARTS: Upcoming Performance Series offers something for everyone

By Contributor
September 15th, 2010

Boundary District Arts Council is busy once again in arranging an excellent and varied season of  professional, musical entertainment. Performance 2010-2011 promises to be another great season of memorable concerts.

Friday, October 22, 2010 — Ballet Kelowna – Kelowna’s own boutique dance company is gaining attention across BC and on the national level with its signature brand of “inno-classical” dance.  The power, grace, beauty and athleticism of its dancers is only achieved through dedication, hard work and a driving commitment to be excellent. Its performances are intimate, carefully crafted, rare and precious, captivating audiences through the movement of dance.   http://balletkelowna.ca

Friday, November 26, 2010 — Alexander Sevastian – Alexander Sevastian was born in Minsk, Belarus. He started playing the accordion at the age of seven. Since April of 2001, Alexander has been living in Toronto, Canada. In May 2002 he completed his post-graduate studies in Moscow. He is taking an Advanced Certificate in Performance program from the University of Toronto. Alex plays with Toronto Woodwinds. Since September 2002 Alexander has been playing with the internationally recognized group, Quartetto Gelato. In November 2002 he made his debut with Hamilton Symphony (under Boris Brott).   http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/

Thursday, January 20, 2011 — April Verch Band – April Verch began stepdancing lessons when she was three, but she was drawn to the fiddle, too. Her parents gave her a fiddle for her sixth birthday. “By the time I was ten,” April recalls, “that was it – I knew I wanted to play fiddle and dance for a living.” The April Verch Band features world-class musicians Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on upright/electric bass and banjo. They have established a reputation as consummate performers, with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humour and boundless energy on stage.   http://www.aprilverch.com/site/

Thursday, March 10, 2011 — Maritime Marionettes – The company creates its productions from concept to finished product; making the marionette figures as well as the sets, props and costuming.  Enjoy two complete shows: The Bremen Town Musicians – favourite folktale of an aging donkey who follows his dream to become a musician, and Rumpelstiltskin – the classic tale of a poor miller’s daughter who becomes trapped in her father’s lie that she can spin straw into gold.   http://www.maritime-marionettes.com/

All concerts are held in the Grand Forks Senior Secondary School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Each concert is two sets of 45 minutes with an intermission. Refreshments are sold by non-profit groups, and performers’ CD’s are available.

Series Passes: Adult – $61; Senior – $55; Youth – $18 or Family – $160.
Single concert tickets will also be available in advance just before each concert date at Thistle Pot Gifts and at Gallery 2: Adult $18; Senior $16; Youth $5; Family $45, or at the door: Adult $20; Senior $18; Youth $7; Family $50. 

For more information about the Performance 2010-2011 concert series, please call Erna Gobbett at 442-8569. 

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