Prairie Debut presents - The Winner's Tour - Friday September 21, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Georgy Tchaidze, First Laureate, Honens International Piano Competition (2009) and Cecilia String Quartet, First Place Winner, Banff International String Quartet Competition (2010)
This is a rare chance to hear the top prizewinners of two of the world's most respected international music competitions. Calgary's Honens International Piano Competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition combine forces of their respective Laureates for a musical mash-up not to be missed. Dynamic Russian pianist Georgy Tchaidze partners with the delightful Canadian Cecilia String Quartet for an attractive shared program of solo and chamber music. After jamming together in Toronto and rehearsing in residence at The Banff Centre, the collaborators recorded for Honens Sessions Live in 2011/12 and tour to Kingston, Montreal, New York and Washington D.C. www.prairiedebut.com
Henri Loiselle/Martin Janovsky – Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.
"Frankly Gentlemen, you knocked our socks off!"
Moving freely from Broadway show tunes to music of the 40's to the 60's, Henri Loiselle and Martin Janovsky present a show that is as amazingly diverse as it is unique! Henri's beautiful bass-baritone voice takes his audience on a musical journey with familiar songs such as Tennessee Waltz, It's Now or Never and Wonderful World; Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Edith Piaf's Non Rien and his signature If I Were A Rich Man are audience favourites. Martin's virtuoso keeps the audience spellbound with renditions of his favourite compositions such as Hooked on Classics, Twelfth Street Rag or Frank Mills' Music Box Dancer. Having very successful individual careers, their obvious joy in performing together is evident in the fun and camaraderie they share on stage. Together they treat their audiences to superb renditions of the classics, delighting new listeners and having fans returning for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of fun and nostalgic trips down memory lane. www.henriloiselle.com
David Myles – Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
With his new album, Into the Sun David Myles whisks us away on an exhilarating musical adventure that explores his long-time love of Brazilian and African music. Already known for his versatility and ability to fuse styles, David takes us further afield with this record by introducing rhythms and instrumentations most often reserved for world music audiences. The result is a sound that is uniquely David Myles. With influences as obvious to pop audiences as Paul Simon and as obscure as Brazilian icon Jorge Ben, David is the ideal tour guide. The surprising and intricate song writing is framed by carefully constructed arrangements, soaring harmonies and flawless musicianship. www.davidmyles.com
Evie and Jeff Sawatzky - “White Christmas—Holiday Classics” – Sunday, December 16, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.
This Christmas concert is a delicious, wintry treat for the whole family! As your community is decking the halls in preparation for the night before Christmas, we invite you to relax and enjoy the musical soundtrack of your favourite holiday memories. This show is accompanied by Piano, Bass, Guitar, Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones and a bald little drummer boy! J Delivering powerful and touching vocal performances, Evie and Jeff have been described as the Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman of the Prairies. Treasured memories are made as Jeff and Evie serenade, dance with and lead the audience in a festive holiday sing-along! www.jeffsawatzky.ca
True Jive Pluckers – Sunday, January 13, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
Ed Minevich (violin), Jack Semple (guitar), and Stephen McLellan (bass) together form the True Jive Pluckers. These three dynamic showmen defy the traditional, the ordinary, and they do this by combining their individual talents, charm and years of experience as musicians, to create shows that encompass a broad variety of musical genres. Everything from jazz to blues, swing, rock, country, klezmer, gypsy, classical and tango, with their own original arrangements and some original compositions - they do it all and they do it very well. http://truejivepluckers.com
Prairie Debut presents – Wolak & Donnelly – Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Chris Donnelly represents a new generation of jazz pianists dedicated to creating programs that are engaging, entertaining and educating. He is continually praised for his virtuosic performances, musicality and versatility.
Highly praised on two continents for his glorious tone, precise technical control and musical imagination, clarinettist, Kornel Wolak is well on his way to a major career as a soloist and chamber musician in both classical and cross-over repertoire. This duo captivates audiences with their incredible energy and musicality. http://www.prairiedebut.com/
Ballet Jörgen Canada presents SWAN LAKE – Monday, March 4, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Ballet Jörgen Canada celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world's most renowned Classical Ballet, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. This classical production is one of the most magical, beloved ballets — a story of true love, the union of two souls and the ultimate sacrifice to be set free. Bengt Jörgen, one of Canada's most distinguished classical ballet choreographers is delighted to bring the production across Canada so that everyone has the opportunity to see, experience and be touched by this most extraordinary of all ballets. http://www.balletjorgen.ca
Jesse Peters – Monday, March 18, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Jesse Peters' newest recording, Face Time, is jazz-edged soul, embracing a vocal driven mix of original and standard tunes filled with energy, innovation, scope, and range. From an ethereal falsetto that captures the fragility and depth of vocal colour to energetic romps that are tributes to Ray Charles and the King of Pop himself, Jesse has crafted a set of tunes that beg to be listened to. Audience engaging and musically captivating. www.jessepeterstrio.com
Michael Burgess/Rebecca Caine – The Dream Concert – Tuesday, April 30, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Two of Canada's most luminous performing artists have joined together to create musical theatre magic. Michael Burgess sang over 1000 performances as Jean Valjean in the legendary Toronto production of Les Miserables. Rebecca Caine was the original Christine Daae in the long-running Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera. Together they take their audience on a dazzling journey through the music of classic and contemporary Broadway. Rebecca Caine Website: http://rebeccacaine.com/ Michael Burgess Website: http://www.pipcom.com/~pepe/
The Yorkton Arts Council announces the 2012 – 2013 "Stars For Saskatchewan" concert series. Early bird prices until July 31, 2012. For more information call The Yorkton Arts Council 306-783-8722 or check out our website at www.yorktonarts.ca