2017/2018 Season Preview

Our current season is coming to an end but we are hard at work on the next one. We hope to bring you a special enhanced program to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Here is a sneak preview …watch for updates and confirmations. Feedback is always welcome! (info@crestonconcertsociety.ca)

We plan to begin the season with some concerts in the park. What better way to spend a lovely summer evening than enjoying lively music at Millennium Park? These events are not part of our regular series; admission is by donation.

July 15,  2017 – Jazz Council – a lively jazz quintet from Kimberley. (to be confirmed)

August 16, 2017– The Lonesome Town Painters – if you joined us last summer for 5 on a String you’ll know why we jumped at the opportunity to present another of BC’s finest bluegrass groups. We expect great fun, high energy and lots of toe tapping. (to be confirmed)

Fall/Winter/Spring series

September 27, 2017. We plan to open our season with a 2 hour tribute to Canada’s finest singers and songwriters. What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150thOh Canada We Sing for Thee is a lavish production featuring tributes to the Canadian musicians we all know and love. You’ll hear the songs of Ian and Sylvia, Stompin Tom Connors, Ann Murray, Leonard Cohen, K.D. Lang, The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Shania Twain and many, many others. CONFIRMED!

November 5, 2017. Bravura. We’ve had the tenors, now it’s time to enjoy the baritones. Three of Canada’s finest singers and entertainers join forces to bring us the best from the world of opera as well as folk and popular tunes. CONFIRMED!

January 28, 2018. Buzz Brass. Details to follow

February 21 or 22, 2018. Zogma. Creston audiences love dance performances and we have found an amazing one for you. Zogma is a dynamic ensemble of young dancers from Montreal whose repertoire is built on the foundation of traditional Quebecois step dancing. Whether you enjoy traditional folk music and dance or appreciate the creativity taking place at the leading edge of urban culture, you will love Zogma. (to be confirmed)

March 11, 2018. Joe Trio. It’s been 10 years since this dynamic group of highly accomplished musicians played in Creston but we haven’t forgotten them and are delighted to announce that they are still going strong. Classically trained, this piano-violin-cello threesome was described by Stuart McLean as “The Court Jesters of the classical music world”. If there was any doubt that classical music can be great fun, Joe Trio will put it to rest. CONFIRMED!

April 8, 2018. Symphony of the Kootenays. Always popular with Creston audiences, the Symphony will be returning with a delightful program of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture; Haydn’s 100th Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s First piano concerto (to be confirmed).

April 27, 2018, Friday. Tom Allen with Patricia O’Callaghan, Bryce Kulak, and Lori Gemmell presenting “Bohemians in Brooklyn”. Mixing classical chamber music, history, storytelling and original popular song, Bohemians in Brooklyn tells the story of the brownstone in 1940’s Brooklyn where WH Auden, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee all lived together. (to be confirmed).