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2022 – 2023 Concert Series

Creston Concert Society has its series lined up for 2022-2023 and is ready to share the joy of music with you for another season. To be added to our mailing list for updates about upcoming events, send an email to:

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#1 -2022/23

Our series opens with a matinee on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Diyet & The Love Soldiers, an alternative country, folk, roots and traditional music trio, with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. This multi instrumental trio hails from the Yukon and has a sound that captivates audiences.


#2 -2022/23

Black Umfolosi is one of Zimbabwe’s greatest Ambassadors, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. The group have become firm favourites around the world with people of all ages and cultures, due to their natural ability to communicate, and the passion and feeling in their shows.  They perform Sunday, October 30th 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Black Umfolosi

#3 -2022/23 – COMING UP NEXT

Canadian roots music with a major make-over. Crack songwriting, brilliant and warped arrangements and stunning instrumental solos unite under the banner of a savvy eclecticism that’s always been The Wheat in the Barley’s guiding light. The band pulls together a lot of great influences into one package: Celtic, Slavic, French Canadian, Yiddish, Cajun and more. With an impressive array of instruments at their command, their shows are as danceable as they are listenable.  They perform Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

The Wheat in the Barley

#4 -2022/23

On Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., we present Oktopus.  The group’s eight virtuoso musicians offer festive, high-energy performances, at once melancholic and profound, sprinkled with humour and spiced with narrative, in which original compositions and finely crafted arrangements combine with improvisation. Its members’ complicity, shared passion, and hard work are what makes each of their performances so memorable—whether on stage, in the street, on a ship, in a hot air balloon or in your living room, Oktopus is simply… “spectentacular!”

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#5 -2022/23

The Agora String Quartet and Nicolas Ellis will perform Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.  Composed of young and talented professional musicians, accompanied by pianist and conductor Nicolas Ellis, the group offers a vibrant, energetic chamber music concert! The ensemble has established a strong reputation on the Montreal music scene through its artistic excellence.

Agora String Quartet & Nicolas Ellis (Photo by Brenden Friesen)

#6 -2022/23

Meagan & Amy is a vibrant Canadian duo consisting of pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis .  They share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. Praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity, they were awarded the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” recital tour of 50 different Canadian cities in 13 provinces and territories.   You can enjoy their performance on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Meagan and Amy

Past Concerts and Events

We are very pleased that we were able to present six performances during the 2021/22 season, ending on May 8th 2022.

May 8, 2022 @ 7:30pm – MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO

Montreal Guitar Trio © Jerry LoFaro

Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence — where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand — have been winning over audiences around the world and have led them to noteworthy collaborations, especially with the California Guitar Trio. For the very first time, guitarists Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque and Marc Morin present a vibrant tribute to the music of Ennio Morricone, their most beloved composer.

MG3 – Once Upon a Time in the West

April 24, 2022  @ 2pm – Symphony of the Kootenays

Symphony of the Kootenays

SOTK transforms to La Sinfonía de los Kootenays to celebrate Spain! ​Composers from all around have been captivated by the “Land of the Setting Sun”, and it has inspired some of their best and most evocative music. Capriccio Espagnol is a great example, full of dance rhythms and vitality, it shows every bit of Rimsky-Korsakov’s skill in writing for orchestra. French composers Chabrier and Bizet also depicted Spain in symphonic music. The home team won’t be neglected either, with works by Da Falla and Turina filling out the evening. With all of this excitement in Creston’s Kootenay River Theatre, you won’t need a plane to experience this fiesta!  ¡Olé!

April 02, 2022 @ 7:30pm – Big Little Lions

Big Little Lions

Big Little Lions has been described as ‘a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop.’ This award winning duo consists of Helen Austin and Paul Otten who, despite living thousands of miles apart, have found a way to connect and create music together. They are known for their prolific songwriting, infectious folk-pop style, and an offbeat, memorable live show.

March 11, 2022 @ 7:30pm – CÒIG


CÒIG is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations and original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.

Ballet KelownaSOLD OUT

Ballet KelownaThursday, November 18, 7:30 pm

Our second presentation will Ballet Kelowna. The MAMBO and Other Works program features a meticulous blend of contemporary and neo-classical works by Canada’s leading dance makers. With the jovially abstract Petrushka by Heather Dotto, Robert Stephen’s beautiful Celestial Mechanics, and Alysa Pires’ vivacious audience favourite MAMBO, this high energy program promises to please a wide range of spectators.

Check out Ballet Kelowna’s webpage: and a short clip of their program: Ballet Kelowna: MAMBO & Other Works

Tickets will be $25 per adult and $12 for youth (age 18 and under).

First concert at the Auditorium in over a year

Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson

Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson

We are very happy to announce that we will be presenting our first live concert in over a year. On Sunday, October 24, at 2:00 pm, The Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson will be performing in the theatre at the secondary school. The group, consisting of guitars, violin and bass, serves up a banquet of music that draws from classical, jazz and roots traditions. Tickets will be $25 per adult and $12 for youth (age 18 and under). More information on the Marc Atkinson Trio and quartet can be found at: and a little teaser: Marc Atkinson Trio with CameronWilson: VORIZO

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