Winds & Strings – A Spring Concert

April 14 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Join us for the third in our Up Close and Intimate Series – an afternoon concert featuring two local classical ensembles, the Lakeside String Ensemble and the Shifting Winds.

The Lakeside String Ensemble is an eclectic mix of professional and amateur string musicians that was formed in 2022 following an engaging performance of the Corelli Christmas Concerto at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre “Winter Fest”.

The six chamber musicians live along the Slocan Lake and include:

Martine den Bok, soloist, current principal 2nd violinist for Okanagan Symphony and principal violist for the Symphony of the Kootenays, co-founding member of local Kootenay bands Freya, Vanir and Klezmeridian.

Irene Whifield, currently the principal 2nd violinist with the Brandenburg Orchestra in Kamloops. She started Fiddle Dee Dee and Eldorado Hoedown in New Denver.

Danika Skye Hammond, violinist and lifelong Suzuki player.

Miranda Hughes, plays viola and violin, is co-founder of the Suzuki Valhalla Institute of New Denver, and currently plays as a violist with the Symphony of the Kootenays.

Heather Huether,cellist, teacher, chamber musician and founder of the Valhalla Fine Arts Society and Valhalla Summer School of Music in Silverton.

Sue Mistretta, amateur cellist and co-founder of Mountainside Chamber Music in Nelson.

The Shifting Winds:

In 2018 a group of Slocan Valley women formed a woodwind quintet. Since they were all women, they called themselves The Slocan Valley Queen-tet. Later that year, after numerous shifts in personnel, they decided that The Shifting Winds described the group better. They have performed at the Slocan Legion, the Pavillion in New Denver, The Vallican Whole, Mountain Lake Seniors Community, and Nelson Jubilee Manor.

The current Shifting Winds musicians include Jane Butler on flute, Ron Butler on flugelhorn, Tia Leschke on French horn, Gail Elder on euphonium, and David Stevenson on bass clarinet.

Tickets can be reserved via e-transfer to [email protected], or will be for sale throughout the winter in the community.

$20 – $25 This show is part of the Up Close and Intimate Series – full series tickets (4 shows, January through May) are $80, or tickets are $25/show

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ROOF, a reno-centric comedy by LUCAS MYERS

Much-loved Kootenay theatre-maker Lucas Myers returns to the Whole for one night only, performing his newest reno-centric comedy, Roof.

DOORS are at 7:00PM, show starts at 7:30PM!

Tickets are $15, available online here, at Rambling Rose, or at the door.

What is it, to be a good person? Dave knows. In fact Dave thinks he has such a lock on it he wants to show you how to be good, too! #howtobegood #davechats #growthhacking #personalgrowthaintnomyth #greatgoalsoffire

From the creator of A Beginners Guide to Nelsonia, CAMPGROUND and DECK comes a new comedy. Weaving together elements of stand up, physical comedy and Lucas Myers’ trademark brand of observational humor, ROOF stars Dave, a highly successful real estate agent who is living the dream: beautiful kids, nice car, great wife, gorgeous sound system, designer kitchen…
However, just as he is about to launch his own self improvement video series , @HiMyNameIsDave, he discovers his refurbished character house isn’t quite as refurbished as it’s supposed to be. Major roof issues suddenly cause cracks to form in his perfect world as he struggles to find a contractor who can take the job on short notice and live up to Dave’s exacting standards. Enter Stevie, a genial journeyman roofer with aspirations of being a stand up comic, who is the only person capable of dealing with Dave’s narcissistic hyper vigilance. As they work together on the roof, Stevie forces Dave to confront his own shortcomings and come to terms with what being a good person really means.

Please note: This performance is not suitable for children.