Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summertime Pops by the Sea - Nanaimo

Summertime Pops by the Sea
The hats are back – and the guy in the tie

Presenting: Ken Lavigne, Tenor; Calvin Dyck, Violin
With the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra
Members of the Vancouver Island Symphony
And Sarah Wood, Piano
Saturday, August 17, 6 p.m.
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

A FREE Family Live Musical Event – RAIN OR SHINE!!!

FREE Pops Concert
for the whole family

  Yes, the hats are back – and the guy with the tie! Violinist Calvin Dyck (popular concertmaster of the Vancouver Island Symphony known for his many hats) and Vancouver Island’s very own and much loved tenor, Ken Lavigne (the guy with the tie), have joined forces to bring LIVE symphonic music to Nanaimo’s waterfront. On Saturday, August 17 at 6 p.m. Calvin and Ken will be joined by the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra (AYO), members of the Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) and Nanaimo’s Sarah Wood on piano to present Summertime Pops by the Sea in the band shell at Maffeo Sutton Park – a FREE pops concert for the whole family – rain or shine!

Great music and fun - It will be all about summertime fun with a sensational variety of popular favourites that include Pirates of the Caribbean, Four Seasons (Summer) by Vivaldi, AYO choreographed numbers like Texas Swing, and solos by Calvin, like Hot Canary (which will have him back in his yellow hat). Meanwhile, Ken will add his silken-honey voice for You Raise Me Up, Because We Believe, O Sole Mio and Hallelujah and more. It’s perfect full-surround musical sound for a beautiful summertime evening – by the sea – exciting and entertaining.

An idea emerges - Says Calvin, whose shows are always full of quality performances and surprises, “This is the first concert in what we hope will be a new Nanaimo tradition. My family misses doing a summer concert in Nanaimo and after connecting with Ken we decided to bring the AYO show to Maffeo Sutton Park, to start a top notch yearly event for the whole family. We have a fantastic lineup of talent.”
Besides being a sensational and popular entertainer Ken is a family man. He adds, “We are looking at this as being a fun event for everyone.”
Sponsors are already stepping forward to support Calvin and Ken in this huge undertaking. While the event is free, Calvin and Ken are happy to take donations to help cover costs.
Mark your calendars now – Saturday, August 17, 6 p.m. and plan for a super evening of symphonic music – by the sea – rain or shine. Everyone is invited to bring along blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. It’s FREE.
There will be updates closer to the event.