March 20 and 21, 8pm at Sagebrush Theatre
Our first presentation of this original work was such a success the first time, we are bringing it back for two performances!!! Hailed as “Poetry on Stage” by the Kamloops Daily News, and rave reviews by audience members, we felt it needed to live again! With aerial silk acrobatics, film, theatre, and stunning music, this is a production you should not miss!!
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Having just returned from Europe where he opened for FEIST, five-time Juno award winner Bob Wiseman will be in Kamloops along with Bob Snider (who is considered a National Treasure by many CBC listeners) at the Commodore Cafe. These two comedic artists have been honoured by Canada’s best and have worked throughout the music industry. Bob Snider’s music has been covered by such famous Canadian musicians as Ashley Mac Isaac, The Barenaked Ladies and the Leslie Spit Tree-O. These two Canadian recording folk-artists will be performing their music along side their witty films at the Commodore on March 19th.
February 18 and 19, 2008To Armstrong and Bach is a mix of jazz, classical music and a hint of theatre with musicians spanning from Kamloops, Vancouver and New York City.
The Kamloops Jazz Society and Living Arts have joined forces for the first time to bring Kamloops this musical blend of styles as an introduction to Western Canada Theatre's jazz and classical music themed production The Satchmo Suite (Feb 21-March 1).
This musical prelude will feature Kamloops' Dimiter Terziev, playing two Bach piano solos and Martha Guth, (a Canadian soprano from New York City and recent winner of the prestigious Wigmore Hall Song Competition in London, England) who will sing a stunningly beautiful cantata. Guth will weave voice and theatre to portray a woman washing away remorse in the struggle to accept human imperfection. The classical performance will be directed and designed by Living Arts’ Alan Corbishley in his unique and modern style of staging.
The Kamloops Jazz Society will take the stage in the second half with a jazz tribute to Louis Armstrong. Leigh Smith, a trumpet player from Vancouver, will create a jazzy atmosphere in the Pavilion with a local Dixie band (please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCBDFfk_GVo to experience Leigh Live) . The band will comprise of Grant Porter (bass), Buddy Rogers (drums) and Dale Rasmussen (piano), all of whom are from Kamloops.
May 1 and 2, 2008Our main performance will once again be an innovative and different event for Kamloops. Alan Corbishley has created, designed and commissioned a new contemporary dance work entitled Metaxu and will feature the Vancouver dance ensemble The Tomorrow Collective. Along with their own dance creations which incorporate original music and film works, they will present Metaxu for the first time which will be created here in Kamloops. Metaxu suggests that every separation is a link. It is a Greek term which Plato originated but made more famous by philosopher Simone Weil with the example of “two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but it is also their means of communication.” This performance will include original music by Kamloops own Chris Bose and will be a physical and multi-media journey into metaphor and cultural explorations.
Pavilion Theatre, 8pm - Kamloops Live Box Office 374-LIVE
In collaboration with the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts, Ms Sharon will be hosting a Masterclass for local singers and pianists on Saturday the 12th at 2pm. Also at St. Andrews, this event will give you the opportunity to observe the process of musical collaboration and hear some incredible insights from one of Canada’s leading experts in song repertoire.
We are excited to bring this new event to Living Arts – a public photo competition! In preparation for the city’s annual Canada Day Celebrations and our presence in Art in the Park, and in co-operation with The Daily News, we are inviting the public to submit colour photographs that are indicative to Canada and our way of life. We will leave the subject matter to your creative muse. We are looking for unique ways in which our great nation is viewed and interpreted by you. So have fun and be creative.
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Old World Wines (Tasting) September 22, 6pm
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St Andrews Church on 6th and Douglas
January 11, 2008, 8.00pm
Satie de Paris explores the artistic and musical output from the heart of Paris at the turn of the 20th Century. Join International performers Mark Fewer (First Violinist and Concert Master of Vancouver Symphony), Rena Sharon ( CBC Recording Collaborative Pianist), Alan Corbishley (Baritone), and Kamloops based Circus Performer Annette Devick (Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus) for this fusion of classical chamber music, film, circus and pure fantasy.
Whether a beginner or seasoned veteran, our leading experts will help you improve your skills and hone your creative eye as an observer or hands-on participant. Join Bill Frymire for a week-end seminar on photographic techniques for beginner and intermediate registrants.
To register call or visit Kamloops LIVE Box Office