The 88 Keys Grand Piano Society of Fernie presents this concert featuring award-winning pianist and composer Jesse Plessis, a native of Sparwood British Columbia.
Jesse is working towards recording and performing all 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in the year 2020 (the 250th birth year of the composer), and this concert will feature the latest addition to his repertoire – the fearsome and tragic “Appassionata” Sonata, written shortly after the composer received news of the incurability of his impending deafness. Also on the program are the Six Piano Pieces Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms – touching musings on love, loss, and life by a composer in his autumnal years. Rounding out the concert are two of Arvo Pärt’s most beloved meditations: “For Alina” and “Mirror in Mirror.”
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. at Mountainside Community Church, 1622 Tenth Avenue. Tickets are available at the door: $20 adults, $18 seniors (65+) and youth (13 to 18).
Wednesday, June 28 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Mountainside Community Church
Posted in Fernie BC, Live Music, Live Performance, The Arts
Tagged 88 Keys Grand Piano Society, Appassionata, Beethoven, Classical Music, Fernie, Jesse Plessis, Mountainside Community Church, Pianist
(above: from Fernival 2015)
Saturday, April 15th
11AM – Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race
12PM to 6PM – Free Concerts:
Backroad Traveler Band
Wide Mouth Mason
Sunday, April 16th
1PM – Coca Cola Slope Soaker
BC/DC in the plaza…I can’t figure out what time it starts.
Posted in Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie BC, Festivals, Ideas Galore, Live Music, Live Performance
Tagged Backroad Traveler Band, Community, Fernival, Scratch Bastid, Slope Soaker, Wide Mouth Mason
The schedule is alive!
Now’s the time to make your own Wapiti schedule (mostly for those who have kids that still nap). Rod and I will be tag teaming here and there so the kids can get a break, eat properly, nap and we’ll be at the festival for the bands we don’t want to miss.
I also like to take a picture of the schedule and use it as my ‘lock screen’ for easy access. Brilliant.
Tonight, Hark Raving Sirens and The Steadies are playing at the The Arts Station for a free downtown concert. There’s so much to enjoy this weekend because on Sunday the Bibbity Boppity Boo Children’s Festival and market is at Rotary Park. A great time for all – especially if you like balloons and bubbles.
Posted in Children and Babies, Community Event, Craft Fairs and Markets, Elk Valley, Fernie BC, Festivals, Ideas Galore, Live Music, Live Performance, Living Local, The Arts
Tagged annex park, Bibbity Bobbity Boo Fun Fest, Hark Raving Sirens, Rotary Park, The Steadies, Wapiti Music Festival