July 30, 2019
The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture has put together another great Performance Series line-up for Rossland this fall/winter season!
“A lot of time and thought has been put into developing this year’s performance series,” commented Meghan Wright, RCAC’s Executive Administrator. “Without the dedication of the volunteers on our Performance Series Committee this season wouldn’t be possible!”
Meet the line-up for the 15th annual Performance Series:
The Devils You Don’t (Music – Roots/Jazz)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 8:00PM
Come support the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture as they kick off the 15th annual Performance Series with their annual fundraiser dance. “The Devils You Don’t”, a high energy five piece eclectic band blends genres to create its own unique sound that taps into bluegrass, smooth jazz, rock and blues. The group is spearheaded by Craig Korth, one of Canada’s finest banjo players; Rob Fahie, bass player (Nikki Yanofsky); and Clinton Swanson, one of British Columbia’s finest saxophone players with Graeme Tracey on drums and Brian Kalbfleisch lead vocals. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early!
David Restivo (Music – Jazz)
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 7:30 PM
David Restivo is one of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists. He is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who.
He is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.
He can be heard on numerous recordings, including the Grammy-winning Mel Tormé/Rob McConnell collaboration Velvet and Brass (Concord Jazz), Mike Murley’s Conversation Piece (Cornerstone), Marc Jordan’s This is How Men Cry (Blue Note/EMI), and his own lauded debut Prayer for Humankind(ness) (Radioland/Universal).
Andrea Superstein (Music – Jazz)
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 7:30 PM
Super, as she is affectionately known is an award winning vocalist, composer and arranger with lots of heart. Her unique approach to songwriting and performance showcases powerful vocals exemplifying both the gentle and the strong, the light and the dark. They lithely navigate the colours of the emotional spectrum from despair to joy, deep blues to pop confection, often in the same song.
She breathes the here-and-now into the classics, while brushing authenticity into every note of every new song she writes. Her stylistic range is only surpassed by her uncanny ability to use dynamics to create a lush musical experience rife with emotion: deep, raw and always heartfelt.
Superstein enlists the talents of other A-list Canadian musicians including: Michael Occhipinti (guitar) John Roney (piano, organ), Remi-Jean Leblanc (bass), Jacques Kuba-Seguin (trumpet), Mark Nelson (drums), Eveline Rousseau (harp), Erik Hove (saxophone) and Bryan Deans (cello).
The Passage (Theatre) Performed by Itinerant Tinker
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:30 PM
The Passage is a one-woman show based on the true story of Nelly Garner, the first woman to attempt the Edmonton trail. Full of optimism and vigour, Garner set out with her party in the summer of 1897. The journey quickly became a test of her bravery and ambition – and her will to survive.
Winner of the Special Merit award in the 2015 Theatre BC Playwriting Competition and Best Solo Production at the 2016 Montreal Fringe, The Passage is a thoughtful examination of a fascinating period in Canadian history, and a rumination on the great risks involved in seeking great fortune. Accomplished performer Jen Viens brings her extensive experience on stage and screen to her performance as Nelly Garner. The production team includes Adriana Bogaard (writer/director), Gillian Nasser (costume/set designer), and Steven Smits (sound designer), all recent graduates of the National Theatre School of Canada. Osheen Harruthoonyan (projection designer) is an experimental photographer whose work has been featured on Bravo! Arts Channel, Space Channel’s InnerSPACE, and numerous national and international publications.
Klezmeridian (Music – Klezmer)
Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
Crossing all musical meridians, Klezmeridian has its roots in Yiddish Klezmer folk music, the music of Eastern Europe and contemporary folk music. Bringing together West Kootenay musicians Martine denBok on violin and vocals, Nicola Everton, clarinet, Noel Fudge, guitar, Bessie Wapp, accordion and vocals, Rob Fahie, double bass and Graham Tracey, percussion and vocals, all of whom are accomplished musicians in their own right in the genres of classical, jazz, rock, folk and world music.
In addition to performing traditional arrangements, talented composer Noel Fudge brings a unique touch to the group with his original compositions in both klezmer and contemporary style.
This unique mix of talented musicians creates an energy that is both fast paced and energetic as well as reflective and calm.
Heartship (Music – Folk/Blue Grass)
Friday, Apr. 3, 2020, 7:30 PM
April Verch, Annie Lou, and Cara Luft are all acclaimed artists on the Canadian musical landscape. Each has forged her own path of deep connection to traditional North Americana – branches on the same tree, grown up from the roots and reaching up and out in different directions. Now they are coming together to twine those branches and bring audiences a dynamic and masterful program of extraordinary songwriting, intricate harmonies, fiddle and banjo, guitar and dance.
Through the collaboration of these three artists Heartship was born, bringing together the considerable talents of three superb musicians and songwriters. Heartship – the vessel for the heart’s passage through the best and the worst of times, carried on the winds of music and dance.
Home From Far celebrates these women’s shared and strong conviction that “home” is something we carry with us, even as we travel far from our roots, from our loved ones – wherever we may go.
With the support of Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo, and Alex Rubin on guitar, these three powerhouse women will lift the roof and knock off your socks.
All performances take place at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Tickets go on sale August 15, 2019 and can be purchased at “Out of the Cellar” in Rossland, or online at https://rosslandartscouncil.com/upcoming-events/
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the performances please contact Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more information please contact:
RCAC Executive Administrator