Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Symphony by the Sea 2014

The Hats are Back and the Guy with the Tie for
Symphony by the Sea
Saturday, August 9, 6 p.m.
Maffeo Sutton Park - Nanaimo

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - It’s a new tradition. After the huge success of last summer's concert, Calvin Dyck, violinist and director (and man of many hats) is presenting Symphony by the Sea featuring popular tenor Ken Lavigne (the guy with the tie). It’s a fantastic FREE musical variety show for the whole family (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday, August 9 at 6 p.m. in Maffeo Sutton Park – RAIN or SHINE.
Ken tells a story while Calvin looks on
Say Calvin; “We were thrilled and overwhelmed with the positive response last year and want to keep the new tradition going with a summertime evening of fantastic music and entertainment.”

It’s a show to remember – From Calvin’s soaring Hot Canary, to Ken’s silky and breathtaking Bring Him Home, Symphony by the Sea is chockablock full of great music - and surprises. Calvin and Ken are joined by members of the Vancouver Island Symphony and Abbotsford Virtuosi, Flamenco guitarist Eric Harper, Nanaimo pianist Sarah Wood, dancer Charlene Hart, pianist Mel Bowker, and Caleb McIntyre on bagpipes.

The music - Says Ken; “We have a great set of popular music that we know people will enjoy.”

From Scotland the Brave to Lord of the Rings, the spine-tingling Fanfare for the Common Man with the brass section of the Vancouver Island Symphony, Neapolitan favourites with Ken and Cole Porter classics with Calvin, it’s music that everyone knows and loves.
Bill Robinson helps Calvin pick
the winner for the Yellow Hat
There’s more! -  Add a story or two, some poetry, surprises and audience participation (like singing along with Ken, bidding on the hat or tie, or joining in with the 1812 Overture finale - we won't give away how - you'll have to be there) - and you have a truly fun-filled show for the whole family.
Rain or shine! – That’s Saturday, August 9 at 6 p.m. Families, friends, all ages are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to Maffeo Sutton Park. Come early to get your parking spot (or consider coming by bus or car-pooling) and book your 'patch' of grass; enjoy the Sea Walk, kids’ park and beach; venture along the beautiful waterfront and wander into Downtown Nanaimo and exquisite shops.

Come on down by the sea – Make it a total family day followed by great entertainment, awesome music, and as always with our sensational Calvin Dyck - SURPRISES!

For up-to-date information visit www.vancouverislandsymphony.com and www.harbourliving.ca. Or call 250-754-0177.



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