A friend of mine recently brought up the question of “What is Christmas to your family? What are you celebrating?” I wasn’t sure how to answer and it made me think that Christmas has become this time of family and friends, giving and receiving, being thankful and warm fuzzy fireplace stuff but my children don’t know the story of Jesus’s birth. So I think I might take them to a Christmas Eve service this year so they can find out what Christmas is really about. If there’s no meaning, what is the point?
If there was a temple, mosque or a synagogue, I’d take them there, as well, at other times of the year. I guess we just need to travel a bit more to learn and experience all the different religions and stories.
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
Thursday June 16, 2011 at 7:00 P.M
Fernie Mountainside Community Church. 1622 10th Avenue, Fernie, B.C.
Tickets: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students. Under 12 are free!
Music for Two and Four Hands by: Shubert, Corigliano, Brahms, Plessis, Chopin and The Beatles
Refreshments to follow.
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Posted in Children and Babies, Fernie BC, Friends and Family, Live Performance, Real Life Events, The Arts, The People
Tagged eric and tristen, Mountainside Community Church, Sonia Roy, The Fernie Academy, The Wizard Of Oz Play
An Evening In Paris
With Piano Virtuoso, Allen Reiser
Saturday, January 16
At 8:00 pm
Mountainside Community Church (formerly the Baptist Church).
The evenings programme includes:
Chopin, Ravel, Fauré, Saint-Saëns & more
Allen Reiser is a Gold Medalist of the Toronto Conservatory of Music. He has performed in England and many major centers in Canada. Teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and at Calgary’s Mount Royal College, he is an outstanding pianist.
$12 member; $8 yth.member; $15 regular & $10 yth. Regular
Available at Carosella’s Freshies, Blue Toque & Art Station