Live Events

CRS: ROLSTON STRING QUARTET – Sun (Feb 18, 2018) 2:30pm

The Rolston String Quartet—Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dyrda, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola and Jonathan Lo, cello—was awarded first prize at the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. That same year, the RSQ was listed among the CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Philadelphia’s Astral 2016 National Auditions and the 2016 John Lad Prize, the RSQ was also the grand prize winner of the 2016 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

Formed in 2013 at the Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency, they take their name after the Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, the esteemed founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Program at the Banff Centre.

“What great jubilance and exuberance these fresh-faced players radiated, and what a thrilling cohesion of phrasing and tone.” (The Broad Street Review)

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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BURLESQUE RED CARPET GALA Fri (Feb 23) 7pm (Gala); 8pm (Show)

The ladies from Boudoir Rouge Burlesque have been working hard to bring you the very first Sunshine Coast Burlesque Festival! The Red Carpet Experience is designed to delight, tantalize and thrill. With over 30 performers there is bound to be something for everyone. This classy event will include a red carpet reception with Boudoir Rouge dancers complete with photo ops, a complimentary beverage, and exclusive deals on merchandise. Bring out your ball gown ladies and leave your jeans at home!

Also featuring Virago Nation, a Vancouver based burlesque troupe. Founded in May 2016, Virago Nation is a collective of burlesque performers on a mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. We believe that all people, especially indigenous women, deserve a healthy and fun relationship with their bodies. This is our reconciliation.

Get your tickets here:
https://share-there.com/index.php/upcomingevents/eventid=247

Tickets: $45


CRS: ANGELA HEWITT – Sun (Mar 4, 2018) 2:30pm

Angela Hewitt’s performances leave audiences on the edge of their seats. “(She) is one of those rare musicians who seem to get something into their heads and hearts and find it at their fingertips instantaneously.” (The New York Times)

Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her award-winning cycle of the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” by The Sunday Times. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados.

Angela Hewitt is artistic director of Italy’s Trasimeno Music Festival. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the Order.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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CRS: CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN, piano – Sun (Mar 11, 2018) 2:30pm

Charles Richard-Hamelin was the silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian-Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the piano world’s most prestigious competitions. These important prizes brought him to the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. His first solo recording featuring late works by Chopin received widespread acclaim (Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, Le Devoir), as well as a Felix Award (ADISQ).

He has already appeared in several prestigious festivals, including the Prague Spring Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Lanaudière Festival in Canada. He has performed with various ensembles including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, OFUNAM (Mexico), Korean Symphony Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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54•40 Sat SOLD OUT/ Sun (Mar 18) 7pm Show added

NOTE: Sat, Mar 17 show is SOLD OUT.

54 40 Unplugged: Songs & Stories
is an intimate and reimagining of 5440’s greatest hits performed as you’ve never heard them before. Featuring original arrangements of violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin and more this performance gives new context and spirit to classic songs fans all know and love. In between songs the band engages with the audience sharing stories from their 30+ years together as a band.  In January 2016 they released La Difference: A History Unplugged that feature 10 of their greatest hits recorded as never heard them before.

54·40 has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs that they can pull from to include in their live performances. Songs such as  Baby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin’, One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love You All, Music Man, I Go Blind, One Day In Your Life, Radio Luv Song, Baby Have Some Faith, Miss You, Blame Your Parents, Easy to Love, Crossing a Canyon, Since When, Nice to Luv You, and Lies to Me.

In April 2017, the band was inducted twice into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame at both The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards (The INDIES) and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards.

www.5440.com

TICKETS
Available at www.brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006
Plus Laedeli Gifts, Sechelt Visitors Centre, MELOmania, EarthFair Store *cash sales only at retailers)

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SOURCE DANCE Sat (Apr 7) Time TBA

More info to follow.

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