Coming together over the Canadian Border, Ellen Froese and Derek Curtis will be touring across Western Canada and playing their folk music from Saskatchewan through British Columbia. With Ellen hailing from Saskatoon and Derek from Nashville, this co-national tour will be full of songs and stories of two young minds. Both artist are coming out with their first albums this year and will be playing those songs plus ones from their other works.
The duo also plays in Salmon Arm Barley Station on Sept 21.
Hailing from a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, young hip-swinger-folk-singer Ellen Froese is not Joan Baez or a sheep, but the vibrato in her voice may tell otherwise. As both a solo folk artist and a member of the bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, there is no doubt that Ellen is a busy bee as she balances the multiple performances and projects of her two artistic endeavours.
Whether performing a traditional tune or a freshly penned original, the multi-instrumentalist does it with an air of authenticity – all empered with a healthy dose of self-deprecation.
Ellen will be releasing her second solo album in September 2017, followed by a tour of Western Canada.
Originally from the heart of New England in northeastern United States, Derek Curtis first fell in love with the folk music of Greenwich Village from the 60’s of New York City. For the past 6 years now, he has been based out of Nashville TN playing in the home of country music. As a student of american songwriting, his sound now blends the folky songwriting with the tradtional country and bluegrass styles he's come to learn.
His newly released debut album “Carpetbagger” is the retrospective of time in both the north and south and which side he now calls home.
Canadian music icon to perform in Kelowna in October
Burton Cummings, one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history, will perform at Kelowna’s Community Theatre at 7;30 p.m. on Tuesday October 17 as part of his Up Close & Alone B.C. Tour.
His vocal prowess has been rated among the finest in rock music in North America, and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Burton is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres and generations, with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new, and he continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter, and recording artist second to none.
With Canada’s original rock ’n’ roll superstars The Guess Who, Burton scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums including, AMERICAN WOMAN, THESE EYES, LAUGHING, NO TIME, SHARE THE LAND, ALBERT FLASHER, STAR BABY, CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN, and many more, all written or co-written by Burton.
Purchase tickets at selectyourtickets.com or by phone at 250-762-5050 or at the Prospera Place Box office.
Downtown Kelowna Small Shop Saturday is back on October 21, 2017 to celebrate that small business is a big deal. Do some shopping. Win prizes. Meet new friends at a restaurant. And don’t forget to say hello to the nice people inside these businesses. There are over 100 shops passing the saving onto you! The City of Kelowna will sweeten the deal with FREE PARKING on the street and in the three parkades (Library, Memorial & Chapman). That's over 2,000 parking stalls so there'll be a free spot with your name written all over it.
WED NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - 9:00 PM
The Tragically Hip Tribute Night
with: Joshua Smith, Devon Coyote, Garrett Scatterty, Mitch Howanyk
279 Bernard Ave
Starting at 9:00pm after our Trivia Night session, we have several Local Bands giving their respect and tribute to Gord Downie.
A night to honour Gord Downie, featuring some of the Okanagan's brightest and best talents!
$5 cover with all proceeds going directly to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research - Sunnybrook Foundation.
Okanagan Changemakers is hosting third audience-voting pitch competition in Kelowna, ChangeUP 3: Innovating for Social Change. Headlining the event is Global Entrepreneur of the Year, Murad Al-Katib, founder of AGT Foods and Ingredients based in Saskatchewan.
Six local groups will have the opportunity to pitch live at the Kelowna Community Theatre in hopes of winning cash and in-kind services. The evening will recognize the best social impact initiatives in the Okanagan Valley with audience real-time voting.
Top prize is $5,000 and mentorship in kind from KPMG, second prize is $3,000 and third is $1,000.
AGT Foods is a global leader in lentils and other pulses, buying form local producers and selling them around the world. Started and is still headquartered in Regina, Murad has helped it grow into one of the world’s largest lentil companies, handling about a quarter of the global supply.
Come connect with local social entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries and leading with their hearts as they tackle the social issues of our communities through a unique business model. It truly is an inspiring night.
Join the Kelowna Rockets for another Hat-Trick Wednesday!
The Rockets are hosting the Lethbridge Hurricanes for their second meeting of the season. The last time these two clubs met the Rockets came out on top 7-4!
It's Hat-Trick Wednesday - If you purchase your ticket before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, $19.99 gets you a hot dog, pop, and your ticket to the game!
The game is sponsored by BC Tree Fruits.
There will be a mini minor game, as well as a puck toss!
You won't want to miss this game so head down to Prospera Place and cheer on your Rockets!
Friday January 19, 2018 - 7:30
Presented by the South Okanagan Concert Society
Committed to bringing classical music to 21st-century audiences through innovative programming and engaging presentations, Canadian classical pianist and cellist Silvie and Bryan Cheng have been making music together for the past 13 years. Named by CBC Music as one of 2015’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, the sibling duo is formed by 18-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, a guest soloist with numerous orchestras since his debut at age 10 in Montreal with Yuli Turovsky and a prizewinner of several national music competitions, and pianist Silvie Cheng, a recent graduate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York with a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, and the recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for “exceptional promise in piano performance”. The Cheng² Duo's wide-ranging repertoire for the cello and piano has brought them to present recitals in notable venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Part of the 2017-2018 Concert Series
Friday November 10, 2017 - Piano Cameleons
Friday January 19, 2018 - Cheng² Duo
Friday February 9, 2018 - Cari Burdette and Ensemble
?Friday March 9, 2018 - Joe Trio
$19 when you purchase a ticket or tickets to all 4 shows
$21 when you purchase a ticket or tickets to 2 or 3 shows
$23 when you purchase a ticket or tickets to 1 show in advance
$25 at the door
In the tradition of the Viennese New Year Celebration, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) presents “Viennese Delights” as part of The Chase Wines Masterwork Series. This special evening will feature music from the great waltz tradition as well as favourite arias and ensembles from The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus, two of the greatest operettas ever composed.
“We are very excited to share the stage once again with singers from the renowned Opera Ensemble from UBC” says OSO Music Director, Rosemary Thomson. “They always bring the music to life and our audiences to their feet.”
Audience members are invited to wear their favourite ball gowns and be swept away by the beauty of this wonderful musical tradition.
The OSO is pleased to welcome back to our stage the rising singing stars of Canadian opera from Nancy Hermiston’s acclaimed UBC Opera Ensemble. Audiences will be treated to wonderful selections from Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow and the greatest hits from the antics of Johann Strauss Jr.’ s brilliant operetta Die Fledermaus.
Heather Stranks and Jens Goerner from City Dance Studio will bring to life the some of the world’s best loved waltzes such as The Beautiful Blue Danube and The Gold and Silver Waltz.
Performance and ticket information are as follows;
Kelowna Community Theatre / Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867
Penticton at the Cleland Theatre / Saturday, January 20, 7:30 pm
Shatford Centre (in person) or by phone 888.974.9170
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre/Sunday, January 21, 7:00 pm.
VPAC box office 250.549.7469.
Tickets for all shows are also available online at www.okanagansymphony.com/tickets/
Join the Kelowna Rockets as they face off against one of their biggest rivals, the Victoria Royals!
The Rockets closed out 2017 with a shootout win over the Royals! The two clubs currently have two wins and two losses head-to-head this season!
The game is sponsored by BCLC.
There will be a puck toss during the second intermission.
Come on out and spend a night cheering on the Rockets!
See you there!