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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The Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli!

January 20 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Vallican Whole Community Centre and the Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli Brothers Present:
 The “Back in The Saddle” Cromoli World Tour!

After a pandemic induced hiatus, the Cromoli Brothers are back and hitting the road!  They are delighted to continue their multi-year, We’ll See How Far We Actually Get (Could Just Be Creston, Who Knows?) World Tour at the Vallican Whole Community Centre on January 20 at 7:30 PM.  

The show will feature a selection of Cromoli Classics including The Rich, Dear Mary I’m in a Gang Now, Pilot Talk, Cover Song,  Shot in the Dark, and Nude Beach with a sprinkling of new material, all chosen by you, the audience. No two shows are the same! A creation of local performer and playwright Lucas Myers, The Cromoli Brothers Experience inhabits the realm between the poignant, the political and the absurd, with original tunes on harmonium, glockenspiel and ukulele. If you know, you know, and if you don’t know, come to the show, and then you’ll know.

Tickets are available by e-transfer to [email protected]. They’ll also be for sale throughout the community this winter, and at the door (unless it sells out!).

$20 – $25 This event is part of the Up Close and Intimate Series – if you buy the whole series, tickets are $20, or $25/show.

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Vallican Whole

3762 Little Slocan South Rd.
Winlaw, Bc V0G 0B2 Canada
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