Concert Series 2014-15

This year we are presenting a bigger and better Concert Series than ever. We have more world-class performers than ever winging their way to play at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

For the first time we can offer our audience the chance to join in an improvisation workshop, see an up-and-coming spoken word artist, go behind the scenes with a aerial dance company, take your pick of a range of classical offerings, and enjoy contemporary theatre both serious and comic. We also have a slew of award winning musicians, some popular indie, jazz and folk bands and some amazing family entertainment.  View a complete list of the upcoming performances below along with artist descriptions and links to their websites.

If you would like to sponsor a concert please visit the “Supporting Arts and Culture in Revelstoke” page.

 October     |     November     |     December     |     January     |     February     |     March     |     April     |     May

October

Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians

Thursday, Oct 3, 7:30pmChamber_musicians

Join us for an intimate fall performance, featuring a trio of Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians. Violinist Cvetozar Vutev, cellist Martin Kratky and pianist Naomi Cloutier will present three late romantic piano trios composed within 10 years of each other. They include Sergei Rachmaninov’s elegiaque, Antonin Dvorak’s Dumky Trio and a piece by Johannes Brahms. For more information visit kamloopssymphony.com.
Program
Rachmaninoff Trio elegiaque in g minor
Brahms Sonata # 3 for violin and piano
Dvorak “Dumky” Piano Trio in e minor, opus 90

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Everything Fitz

Friday, Oct 4, 7:30pmeverythingfitz

Everything Fitz is a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. With roots in the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and Ottawa Valley step dancing, their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles- everything from traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, Celtic, gospel as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines. For more information visit www.everythingfitz.ca.

“The precision and intricacy of their footwork was breathtaking and the complex choreography left many in the audience shaking their heads in amazement.”

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce, ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Improv Workshops with Loose Moose Theatre Company

Youth (under 18) Improvisation WorkshopLMImprovClass
Saturday, Oct 5th, 12:30-2:30pm – FREE

Adult (18+) Improvisation Workshop
Saturday, Oct 5th, 3-5pm – FREE

The Loose Moose Theatre Company is an internationally recognized theatre specializing in improvisation. These classes are designed as an introduction to basic improvisation skills and training techniques.

 

The Impro Show! by Loose Moose Theatre Company

Saturday, Oct 5, 7:30pmLMT2

The Impro Show is a fast paced comedy performance where our performers base improvised scenes on information taken from the audience. Just as no two audiences are alike, no two Impro Shows are ever alike. Always fresh and always fun! Improvised comedy deluxe!

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce, ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

More about Loose Moose:
The Loose Moose Theatre Company, was formed in Calgary in 1977, has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in improvisational theatre. Techniques for training and presenting improvisation which have been created by co-founder and former Artistic Director Keith Johnstone, and developed at Loose Moose are currently used worldwide. The Loose Moose also acts as a training centre for individuals interested in improvisational theatre, and we are very proud of our many alumni that are now working in the areas of film, television, and stage.

 

Laila Biali

Sunday, Oct 6, 7:30pmLailaBiali-Photo1

“It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognisable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.” – Sting.

Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting. She takes the best of pop, rock and soul, informs it with her knowledge of Jazz and weaves it into her musical arrangements. Laila’s music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her latest studio recording Tracing Light received a JUNO nomination for “2011 Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year” and her most recent release Live in Concert, recorded live in February 2012 in front of a gracious audience at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canada, captures the spirit of live performance so essential to Jazz.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

November

Bergmann Piano Duo

Friday, Nov 1st, 7:30pmBergmann

“176 keys: 2 pianos in delightful harmony”

Revelstoke Arts Council proudly presents an entire concert devoted to 2-piano, and piano 4-hand repertoire. Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann became a piano duo while studying in Montréal. This remarkable Duo has since garnered many awards including first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy and at The 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. Their recitals and concerts with orchestra have taken Elizabeth and Marcel throughout the Americas and Europe, and they have recorded numerous CDs. They are members of Calgary’s Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, winners of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording.

Elizabeth and Marcel are on faculty at Mount Royal College Conservatory in Calgary and at the University of Calgary; they have been involved with Banff Centre for the Arts projects and have served as artistic directors for the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Miami.

2009 marks several anniversaries: 20 years as a duo, 10 years since their arrival in Canada and 14 years as a married couple.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Raven Meets the Monkey King by Axis Theatre

Saturday, Nov 2nd, 11amRaven Meets the MonkeyKing

JJ, an inquisitive 11 year old, dreams of becoming a rich and famous treasure hunter and hits the jackpot when she buys a mysterious box from a garage sale. Once she gets home the box magically opens releasing the spirits of the Raven (First Nations) and the Monkey King (Chinese), who were trapped in the box for ninety years. These tricksters, renowned in their respective cultures, share their stories and life lessons and guide JJ to understand that the value of money pales in comparison to the values of family and history. Past and present all join together in a rollicking tale of how our lives are transformed by the people we meet, the choices we make and the stories we tell. Watch a clip of the show here.

Tickets $4 adults, $2 children, $10 family (2 adults and 2 children) available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

The Bills

Thursday, Nov 14th, 7:30pmbills-behind-red1

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among folk music fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe.

Drawing musical inspiration from a broad range of North American traditions, a melange of European stlyings, rhythms of Latin America, and melodies of the wandering Romany peoples, The Bills have forged a musical style all their own that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. With three main writers in the band, The Bills have developed a glorious and growing repertoire of songs that speak of their own part of the world. Listen to The Bills here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

December

B3 Kings

Thursday, Dec 19th, 7:30pmb3kings

The B3 KINGS were formed in 2002 for a Christmas concert at  The Cellar Restaurant / Jazz Club in Vancouver, BC.  The show was such a huge success the concert has become an annual event.

The shows sell out well in advance and their concerts are eagerly anticipated  every year.  In 2004 the B3 KINGS went into the studio to record  their first Christmas Album. The funky quartet shared the bill with  pianist Bruno Hubert Trio and produced ‘A Cellar Live Christmas.’  The album has received rave reviews around the world. Jazzreview.com called it  “one of the greatest Christmas recordings ever”

The quartet is anchored by Canadian vocal sensation Denzal Sinclaire.  Sinclaire also doubles as the drummer for this band.  Denzal is known internationally as a jazz star and has had his praises sung by the  likes of Diana Krall and Cassandra Wilson.  Hammond B3 Organist Chris  Gestrin is responsible for making this group as funky as it is with  his wicked organ grooves and creative arrangements of the Christmas  classics.  Saxophonist Cory Weeds is perhaps best known for his work  with the great Dr. Lonnie Smith and brings an unbridled enthusiasm to  playing the saxophone.  Guitarist Bill Coon is as funky as they come  but brings with him a wonderful jazz sensibility that really  completes the quartet.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

January

Dave Gunning – UPDATED JANUARY 13TH – THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLEED BECAUSE DAVE HAS WON A CBC COMPETITION AND IS REHEARSING FOR A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE WEEKEND – APOLOGIES

Thursday, Jan 16th, 7:30pmside-cover

Dave Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him.”  — Greg Quill, The Toronto Star 

There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart.  Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since he broke upon the East Coast music scene in Canada back in 1997.  The Pictou County, Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero has built up from humble beginnings to a point where his name is regularly included in conversation with artists such as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot.  Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavors of Irish, Scottish, French Acadian, folk and country musical styles, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul. Listen here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

February

**Spirit Fest Week – February 1-9**

The Fab Fourever: A Tribute To The Beatles

Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:30pmBeatles2

The Fab Fourever is a musical production that will transport you back in time – to a time they call the sixties.

A time when the music was a soundtrack to a generation. Full of that raw energy, witty humour, and that undeniable charisma that took the Beatles from the Cavern Club in Liverpool and propelled them to the musical icons of the century.

Now, fifty years later, the Fab Fourever have been brought together to perform all of these memorable hits live, without any vocal overdubs or pre-recorded music. Read more here.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Aeriosa Dance Residency

Talkback Event – Saturday, Feb 1st, 7:30pmAeriosa

Performance – Saturday, Feb 8th, 7:30pm

During Spirit Fest the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will play host to Aeriosa Dance Society. This aerial dance company has a mission to create unexpected experiences of dance.  They do this by dancing in non-traditional environments and proposing unusual performance scenarios to artists and audiences alike.

During their time at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre they will devise and produce an aerial dance performance event for the general public, offer workshops and other educational activities in dance to the community, and offer Revelstokians the chance to go behind the scenes and explore the ‘making of’ a site-specific dance show in their talk-back session.

Tickets $15 for both events available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online. Workshops details TBA.

March

Dissolve by Shameless Hussy Productions

Saturday, March 8th, 7:30pmSH

Ever woken up beside a stranger? What if it was planned that way? shameless hussy presents the acclaimed one-woman, 14 character, theatrical tour de force DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardiner. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, DISSOLVE confronts the topic of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault. Responding to interest from schools and educators, this play has been touring to colleges, universities and high schools throughout North America. DISSOLVE stars Jessie Richardson award winning actress, Emmelia Gordon. Read more about the show here.

Tickets $15 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

Kamloops Symphony Chamber Musicians

Friday, March 28th, 7:30pmChamber_musicians

Program TBA.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

April

Greg Frankson a.k.a. Ritallin

Friday, April 4th, 7:30pmDSC_0306

Greg Frankson, OCT, a.k.a. Ritallin, is a spoken word artist with a reputation for delivering powerful poetry that is lyrically appealing, accessible and unapologetically provocative in its socially conscious message.  Greg has always written about issues that matter, including social justice, racism, the plight of Afrikans across the Diaspora, and empowerment of the disenfranchised. In 2012, Greg was runner-up at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and a member of the national slam championship team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Find out more about the artist here.

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Ballet Kelowna

Wednesday, April 9th, 7:30pmBallet Kelowna

Program TBA. Come out and enjoy this captivating performance and show your support for a wonderful company.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Deck by Lucas Myers

Friday, April 25th, 7:30pmdeckpic2

DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and why a piece of 2×6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches. Not even close. DECK stars Cliv, a meticulous single parent of two who has been forced to reassess his future after taking major losses in the recent recession. He embraces a new start as a small town, eco-conscious, back-to-the-lander. His attempts at self-sufficiency are hijacked by a bad house buy and he is forced to try his hand at home improvement. Enter Andreas, the charismatic carpenter who takes Cliv under his wing and offers to lend a hand. As Cliv is drawn into Andreas’ world of free wheeling free living, Cliv begins to lose his grasp on reality and is consumed by suspicions of Andreas’ true motives. DECK is a darkly hilarious take on the modern milieu of a small town, semi-urban environment. Review of the show from Victoria’s Uno Fest here.

Please note: This performance is not suitable for children.

WARNING: POWER TOOLS, PHYSICS, PARTIAL NUDITY.

Tickets $10 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

May

 

Mothers Day Concert with Sarah Hagen

Sunday, May 11th, 4pmSH2

Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. 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, dance and theatre. She curates, hosts, and performs on numerous concert series in BC, sharing the stage with artists from around the world. This time she will be performing with the cellist Rebecca Wenham who has been described as a musical force of nature. Rebecca has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Sarah’s motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge.

Tickets $20 available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

Animal Adventure by Rock the Arts

Saturday, May 24th, 11amANIMAL

Join the Creature Crew on a field trip to the ZOO like no other. Find out ways YOU can help the environment as the comical puppets come to life and make it a field trip to remember!

The puppets have traveled and performed from Sydney Australia to Saturday morning YTV, and now across Canada! All the Rock the Arts puppets are made with our hands and our hearts. Rock the Arts Puppets are guaranteed to make both adults and children laugh by rockin’ the art of puppetry. Everyone is welcome to enter Creatureville, population: Puppets!

Tickets $4 adults, $2 children, $10 family (2 adults and 2 children) available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online.

 

 

If you would like to purchase tickets, please visit our online Box Office.

We are planning other events so please keep watching this website for additional concerts and other events.