Battle of the Buskers
CentreFest’s 2nd Annual “Battle of the Buskers” fundraising event, presented by Troubled Monk, returns to Bo’s Bar and Grill, Friday, April 5th!
An event showcasing local musicians and variety performers including standup comedy, magic, juggling, and even sword swallowing!
The selected performers will battle it out with their very best performances on the Bo’s Stage for their chance to win $1000. Audience members are invited to help decide the winner by voting with the Busker Bucks they receive with their admission.
Chelsea Bates, Event Chair and Board of Directors, promises that this year will be even better! “We were really excited that is was so well received last year. The interaction of the event brings a new form of participation that hasn’t really been done before – and it proved to be a lot of fun for everyone. This process also helps familiarize people with how street performers earn their living, typically by “Busking”. This year, we’re raising the bar to make it even more interactive and we’re really excited to share it with you!”
For tickets and more information, find “CentreFest” on Facebook, and click, Events.
Meet one of the buskers who’ll be performing…
Time to consider RDSO Season Tickets
From the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra
The RDSO Reveals Upcoming Season
The 2019-2020 Season has a lot in store for central Alberta. The Main Series will deliver seven concerts with programming ranging from Pachelbel, to Lapalme, to music from Broadway.
We The North | October 5, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
Come hear music from Russia, Finland and Norway. Though conceived in icy cold climates, don’t be fooled – this music is still full of warmth. The first concert of the season will feature the newly appointed principal cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnold Choi, in the highly demanding and exciting Sinfonia Concertante by Prokofiev.
Featuring Arnold Choi, Cello
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite
Czech Out These Bohemians | November 2, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
Let Czech-born Edmontonian Zuzana Simurdova delight you in the very entertaining piano concertino by Bohuslav Martinů. And because there is no such thing as having too much Dvořák in life, this program will further visit the Bohemian countryside with his celebrated Serenade for Strings.
Featuring Zuzana Simurdova, Piano
MARTINŮ: Piano Concerto
DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Strings
Stringing The Holidays Together | December 7, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
A concert for strings only, featuring the Rosedale Valley Strings Youth Orchestra playing alongside the RDSO’s string sections. This concert will feature a variety of Christmas favourites and a surprise or two.
Featuring Rosedale Valley Strings | Conductor Naomi Delafield
On Broadway | January 25, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre
The musical stage will come alive! This exciting pops concert will feature music ranging from old chestnuts to newly minted classics. From Cole Porter to Elton John, and Rogers & Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber, there will be something for everyone.
Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; Cole Porter: Kiss me Kate; Claude Schönberg: Les Misérables; Elton John: The Lion King; Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady; Stephen Sondheim: “A Little Night Music”; Pasek and Paul: The Greatest Showman ; Stephen Schwartz: Wicked; Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story ; Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera
Canada On Canvas | February 22, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre
An all-Canadian tribute to the visual arts. Among works by Somers (on Picasso) and Korndorf (on Maud Lewis), there will be an exciting new premiere. Our very own Claude Lapalme is composing an important new work to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven.
Featuring the Premiere of the “Group of Seven Suite” by Claude Lapalme
Water Music | April 18, 2020 | Gaetz Memorial United Church
Presented by the RDSO, Rosa Barroca returns with a full complement of winds to present audience favorites from the baroque period, such as the Pachelbel Canon and the Suites from Handel’s Water Music.
Presenting Rosa Barocca
PACHELBEL: Canon and Gigue
ALBIONI GIAZIOTTO: Albinoni
HANDEL: Water Music
Finale Friday | FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre
Corey Hamm’s triumphant return to the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He will wow us with an energetic performance of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program will be RDSO’s concerto competition winner from Red Deer’s 2019 Festival of the Performing Arts, Kathryn Fakeley. This incredible young cellist will be performing a movement of the Kabalevsky cello concerto. The evening will end with the 1812 Overture by
Tchaikovsky. It will be a sound spectacular!
Featuring Corey Hamm, Piano & 2019 Red Deer Festival of Performing Arts Winner Kathryn Fakeley, Cello
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2
KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
For information regarding Season Memberships and a downloadable 2019-2020 Season booklet visit https://www.rdso.ca/
Unlimited bus rides and access to all city rec facilities all summer long!
From The City of Red Deer: Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass returns for youth in Red Deer
The City of Red Deer is offering youth unlimited rides on Red Deer Transit and unlimited access to all City recreation facilities all summer with the Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass.
This is the third year the City has offered the promotion which brings together two of our most popular services, Recreation and Transit. For only $50 youth age six to 17 can purchase a Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass that provides them unlimited access to drop-in activities from swimming, to fitness classes and gymnasium sports and the means to get there.
“The Rip ‘n Rec Summer Pass is intended to provide youth with some healthy ways to spend their time this summer and the ride to get there,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “It allows youth access to all four City recreation centres including the outdoor pool all summer long. This promotion keeps our facilities hopping during the typically slower summer months and also provides a great incentive for Red Deer youth to get out, get active and have fun.”
“We are really happy to continue to work with the Recreation section to make this pass a reality. We know that introducing youth to using public transit at an early age encourages lifelong ridership,” said Trever Sparrow, Red Deer Transit Superintendent of Conventional Services. “With this pass teens are able to hop on transit to get to their favourite places, like the splash park, swimming pool or even the mall. The Rip ‘N Rec pass provides parents with an affordable way for teens to travel around town during the summer.”
The Rip ‘N Rec Pass can be purchased at any City recreation facility:
- Collicutt Centre (3031 – 30 Avenue)
- G.H. Dawe Community Centre (56 Holt Street)
- Michener Aquatic Centre (51A Street and 38 Avenue)
- Recreation Centre (4501 – 47A Avenue)
The Pass is valid until September 2, 2019.
To learn more visit www.reddeer.ca/summerpass
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