|January 30, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music, theatre|
The 2013 Studio ‘S’ performers are:
Ben Heppner (Tenor)
June 17, 7:30 pm
Ben Heppner is undeniably one of Canada’s greatest performers and recognized worldwide as today’s finest dramatic tenor. This Grammy-winning megastar has wowed audiences at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth’s Festspielhaus, and almost all the world’s great opera houses. His voice is truly unlike any other, as critics have raved for years. Able to bridge the divide between the Wagnerian tenor and the Verdian tenor, Heppner has played every role from Tristan to Otello and is currently starring in the Canadian Opera Company’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (January 29 – February 23).
Join us in the intimacy of our Springer Theatre to experience the spectacle of Ben Heppner’s unforgettable performance in recital with John Hess on June 17, 2013.
Marc-André Hamelin (Pianist)
July 22, 7:30 pm
“Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the small handful of performers in every generation whose abilities defy the imagination.” -John Terauds, Toronto Star
In any concert series, Hamelin is a star attraction. One of Canada’s most versatile and original pianists, Hamelin plays Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with equal ease to his Fauré, Berg, Beethoven, Debussy, Busoni, Bach, Haydn and almost every other era. This concert will wow you with a flawless blend of musicianship and virtuosity unlike any other pianist on July 22, 2013.
Jan Lisiecki (Pianist)
August 5, 7:30 pm
“…one of the most sensational young artists to emerge in Canada in the past decade…” -Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Two years ago, the Polish-Canadian piano prodigy wowed a sold-out audience on the stage of the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Using showmanship and consummate artistry to spellbind us all, Lisiecki used a different entrance for every piece he played on the stage, set for the farce LEND ME A TENOR. Audiences laughed at his brilliant comedic touches and banter with his close friend Eric Friesen, and were stunned by his astonishing mastery of the piano. Well, he is returning – two years older, and better than ever. He has performed Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven with many of the great orchestras since then, unveiled the Glenn Gould Piano in Ottawa and debuted with the New York Philharmonic. He is also studying at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. This young Deutsche Grammophon artist will grace our stage at the Springer Theatre on August 5th, 2013.
Colin Carr (Cellist)
August 19, 7:30 pm
One of the great Bach cellists of today, Colin Carr will wow you in this remarkable concert with his solo cello suite performances. Colin uses the 1726 “Marquis de Corberon” Stradivarius to bring us the first half of the six suites for solo cello by Johann Sebastian Bach in this intense, tuneful, and magical musical experience.
This exclusive engagement is part of a two-concert series, the first taking place on August 19, 2013 and the second concert in the 2014 season. In a theatre that is acoustically perfect for string music, this intimate venue will stun you with its pure, clear, and honest sound.
|January 30, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music, theatre|
At the perfect time to chase away mid-winter gloom, Guy Few on trumpet and piano and Nadina Mackie Jackson on bassoon will be performing at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque on Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 pm, in a concert presented by the Gananoque Concert Association.
Guy & Nadina have been touring since they were teenagers, performing across Canada and around the world as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. Their concert, “Carnet de Voyages” (“The Travel Book”) is presented as “a storyteller’s recital”, and will be a musical adventure accompanied by personal and comedic stories of their touring experiences.
Gananoque audience members will remember Guy and Nadina as virtuoso performers, amusing speakers and splendidly adventurous fashionistas. “Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast” (allmusic.com).
The small and intimate Firehall Theatre is the perfect venue for Guy & Nadina, where they can establish a close rapport with their audiences with their musical artistry and engaging personalities.
Another popular feature of Gananoque Concert Association presentations is the delicious reception to be enjoyed not just at intermission, but also after the performance, when the artists emerge to mingle and talk with their audience.
Tickets for Guy & Nadina are $25, and student tickets are $12, both plus HST and a $1 ticketing charge. They are available from the Box Office of the Thousand Islands Playhouse at 613-382-7020. Concerts are at the Firehall Theatre, corner of South and Charles Streets in Gananoque. Visit www.concertgananoque.ca for information about the full season.
The Gananoque Concert Association is a not-for-profit organization, run by a volunteer board of directors, and is celebrating its 30th year of bringing excellent live music to the Thousand Islands Area.
|January 4, 2013||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, Music|
|December 18, 2012||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, Events, Gananoque, Music|
New Years Eve celebrations in Gananoque & 1000 Islands.
Spend New Years Eve dining and dancing the night away in Gananoque.
New Years Eve in Gananoque
Trinity House Inn Menu
Christmas & New Year at Glen House Resort, 1000 Islands
Cousins On King has New Years Dinner & Live music with Trevor Walsh, but unfortunately no website to link to. Try their Facebook Page
Muskie Jake’s at the Gananoque Inn.
|December 13, 2012||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, downtown gananoque, entertainment, Events, Gananoque, gananoque news, Music|
The 2013 Ribfest will be held Friday, Saturday Sunday & Monday, June 28, 29, 30 & July 1, 2013. For info on becoming a vendor or sponsor visit their website, ganribfest.com
Gananoque Town Park. King Street East, Downtown Gananoque.
|October 1, 2012||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, Events, gananoque news, Music, News|
from FABR website
Tempting Providence – Real life stories from Newfoundland – Gananoque – 10-27 Oct.
Frontenac Heritage Foundation- 40th Anniversary Gala– Oct 9- NEW!
Making the Most of Local Harvest Workshop– Brockville- Oct 13
Gananoque’s Got Talent– Oct 13
1000 Islands Yarnspinners: Tales in the Evening– Brockville Museum- Oct 15
FAB 10th Anniversary Celebration- Firehall Theatre, Gananoque- Oct 27– NEW!
|September 17, 2012||Posted by admin under 1000 Islands, gananoque news, Music, News|
In The Downtown Core
Friday Oct. 12
RAPUNZEL..*Mike Myers.1 – 3pm
ALL ABOUT BOOKS..*John Wilburforce.2 – 4pm
PANACHE..*Norbert LePage..3:30 – 6:30pm
SOCIALIST PIG..*Head Over Heels..6:00 – 8:30pm
MAPLE LEAF..*Smith & Brady 7:30 – 9:30pm
HOT ROAST COMPANY..*Gord Stoddard & Friends..5 – 7pm
THIS, THAT & EVERYTHING..*Sheila Rosalie Burtch..3 – 5pm
MORONI’S PATIO *Hallman & Huffman 3 – 5pm
OLD ENGLISH PUB *River City Junction..8 – 11pm
Saturday Oct. 13
ALL ABOUT BOOKS..*Norbert LePage..2 – 4pm
VILLAGE DELI..*Erica Bradley w Jay Mittler 11 – 1pm
PANACHE..*Diane Stapley/Doug Gifford..2 – 4pm
MAGNOLIA..*Craig Jones..2 – 4pm
MAPLE LEAF..*Czech Schnitzelhouse Orch…7:30 – 9:30pm
ANTHONY’S..*Jay Mittler..4 – 7pm
THIS, THAT & EVERYTHING..*Sheila Rosalie Burtch..3 – 5pm,
SOCIALIST PIG..*Tom Savage w Kevin Davidson..2 – 4pm
HOT ROAST COMPANY..*Gord Stoddard & Friends..5 – 7pm
EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAL SERVICES..*Dave Rankine & Friends..1 – 3pm
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION..*7 – 10pm (to confirm)
MORONI’S WEST SIDE..*Superhero Smith ..10 – 1am
OLD ENGLISH PUB..*Jeff Gaulton Trio..8 – 11pm
Other Exciting Venues (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
HOME HARDWARE..Saturday..*Cliff Edwards..1 – 4pm
TOWN PARK..*Lasalle Causeway Swing Band..Sunday..12 – 1:30pm
ARTHUR CHILDS HERITAGE MUSEUM..Saturday..*Dave Barton..2 – 4pm
STONEWATER IRISH PUB..Friday.*Mark Crissenger Blues .Saturday..*Hurley & Chiarelli..8 – 11p
CANADIAN TIRE Saturday *Sandy Wilson.. 1- 3:30pm
GANANOQUE PUBLIC LIBRARY..Saturday *Billissimo..1 – 3pm
The Firehall Theatre
Friday..* Guitar Trio.Extraordinaire..Maneli Jamal, Ewan Dobson, Dylan Ryche.
Sunday..*Liner Notes with Kevin Head (host), Lynn Miles, Jenica Rayne, Caitlin Hanford, Norman Doucette ..2pm
1000 Islands Accommodation Partners Venues
MUSKIE JAKES GAN INN..Friday *Spencer Evans.
Saturday..*Sam Hopkins.7 – 10pm
COUSIN’S ON KING Bar & Grill..
Friday.*.Kent Nicholson Saturday..
*Trevor Walsh 8 – 12am
QUALITY INN LOBSTER TRAP..
Friday *Black Rapids Gold..
Saturday *Glenna Green ..7 -9:30pm
*Location and Artist times subject to change
*Some new locations and Artists could (and probably will!) be added
For latest info visit jamminintheislands.com or the Jammin Facegroup group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/jammingan/