The Creston Concert Society is pleased to present the following performers for our 2017-2018 concert series (Click on the links for more info):
Way To Go Productions ” Oh Canada We Sing For Thee”
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
We will open our season with a two hour celebration of Canada’s finest singers and songwriters. What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th? “Oh Canada We Sing for Thee” is a lavish production featuring music of 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.
Sunday November 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
We’ve heard 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.
Sunday January 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Buzz Brass presenting Buzz Salutes Gershwin. This Montreal brass quintet is a true musical phenomenon, having in its repertoire exceptional chamber music performances ranging from classical music to present day jazz and blues standards. Not to mention stage productions bursting with energy, astonishing originality, extraordinary musicianship and a brassy humour all its own. The quintet consists of horn, trumpets and trombones with a piano accompaniment. The six instruments pay homage to the celebrated American composer, evoking all the brilliance and intensity of a symphonic orchestra. Repertoire includes An American in Paris, 3 Preludes for Solo Piano, Summertime, I’ve Got Rhythm and of course, Rhapsody in Blue.
Wednesday February 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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.
Sunday March 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
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.
Symphony Of The Kootenays
Sunday April 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
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.
Friday April 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
CBC host, 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.
Special Summer Concerts in the Park
These events are not part of our regular series; admission is by donation.
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Millenium Park:
Jazz Council – a lively jazz quintet from Kimberley
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Millenium Park:
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.