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.
April 5th and 6th at TRU Culinary
Learn how to prepare a 4 course meal from two of the leading chef’s from the TRU Culinary Department. This Day at Chef School will show you tips and techniques in the kitchen and how to apply them to other meals at home. The guests will be paired in teams of two and each group will prepare the same menu of a salad with warm goat cheese, a springtime asparagus soup, a lamb or seafood entree and a rustic dessert. The chef’s will work with each team to show them different cooking and presentation techniques and of course, everyone will enjoy the meal at the end of the day along with appropriate wine pairings for the meal. The cost is $190 and each guest will receive a chef jacket and also a chef’s knife. This 5 hour class will start at 10 am on April 5th at the TRU professional kitchen
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.
BC Living Arts Celebrates Opera!
Various Wednesday evenings each month from 7pm to 9pm.
These informative discussions are meant to follow the incredible opera broadcasts at the Cineplex Odeon which are live from New York in HD. These educational evenings are informal and informative and meant to enhance your
To Register call 250-571-5151 read more »
At the Kamloops Art Gallery
Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Rufus Wainwright and performed by 20 local artists including Alan Corbishley, Dale Rasmussen, Peter Collins and many, many more.
Tickets available at Kamloops Live Box Office, 374-LIVE (5483)