Like the fallen leaves I have yet to rake in my backyard, we’re knee deep in the autumn rush of shows here at the Performing Arts Centre. So take this chance to dive right in before these shows are bagged up and on the truck.
Vernon Search and Rescue is back at the Performing Arts Centre with their 21st annual fundraiser: The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival.
On Monday will be a selection of the greatest outdoor adventure films of the year featuring climbing, cross-country skiing, BASE jumping in this adrenaline filled evening. This is a regularly sold-out event so call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for more information on available seating.
Canadian singer/songwriter David Myles is at the Performing Arts Centre on Thursday. Enjoy a night of spirited music, flawless musicianship with stories and anecdotes throughout.
See videos of Myles’ music online at www.ticketseller.ca/598. You can purchase tickets online or by calling the Ticket Seller 549-SHOW (7469).
On Saturday, Vancouver’s Don Stewart is on stage at the centre for his performance of Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole at 8 p.m.
Honouring King Cole’s incredible career, this crooner sings some 40 memorable songs peppered with stories and scenes, backed by a top-drawer jazz combo.
Tickets are still available through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469).
Also on Saturday night is the Komasket Music Festival’s Fall Ball fundraiser at Paddlewheel Hall.
Headlining this all-ages dance party is Vancouver sensation Delhi 2 Dublin, joined by local artists The Ganjanistas, DJ Zazan and Ananda Dance.
The music starts at 8 p.m., and advance tickets can be picked up at the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back next Sunday, Nov. 18 with Romantic Rhapsody, featuring cellist Arnold Choi. The program features Shumann’s Symphony No. 3 and Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and Mozetch’s Romantic Rhapsody. The music starts at 7 p.m. with a pre-show talk in the Marie Fleming Hall starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-7469.
And coming up Nov. 20 is one of Canada’s most beloved and longest running dance companies, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
For their 40th anniversary tour, Les Ballets Jazz brings three exciting pieces and continues their tradition of quality performances — captivating audiences and critics around the world.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and more information and preview videos can be found online at www.ticketseller.ca, and you can book your tickets by calling 549-SHOW (7469).
Triple Forte is one of Canada’s great young chamber music groups comprised of violinist Jasper Wood, cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist David Jalbert.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents this dazzling trio of musical virtuosos for their gala night. It’s a chance to don those ball gowns and tuxedos for those who choose, and to celebrate beautiful music. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and you can call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.
Nov. 21 is also the start of Powerhouse Theatre’s Annie. It’s the heartwarming Broadway classic. Some of the performances have sold out, so log on to the Ticket Seller website at www.ticketseller.ca or call 549-SHOW (7469) to find out what seating is still available.
And on Nov. 24, Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders are staging a unique Vegas-style tribute concert. Backed by an eight-piece show band, this concert honours the big hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s while staying true to the music’s original form.
The show starts at 8p.m. and tickets are on sale now through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469).
Enjoy the shows!
–– Brian van Wensem is the audience development coordinator at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.