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RETURN APPEARANCE – Vaughan String Quartet will appear during the St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series.
RETURN APPEARANCE – Vaughan String Quartet will appear during the St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series.
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Tickets on sale for St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series

Intent on bringing quality chamber music to St. Albert and beyond, Nancy Watt, producer of the St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series, has compiled a stellar five-concert lineup for the 2014-15 season.

Launching this superb lineup is a light trio featuring Don Ross (clarinet), Magda Adamek (piano) and Colin Ryan (cello).

Also on the season roster is the Warzsynski-Simordova Piano Duo. Additionally, Watt is excited for the return of Vaughn String Quartet paired with Juno nominee Antonio Peruch, a concert accordionist.

Pianist Patricia Tao makes her second appearance as Trio Voce. Accompanying her is Marina Hoover (cello) and Jasmine Lin (violin).

Closing the season is Virya Duo composed of the virtuosic Alissa Cheung (violin) and Ruby Jin (piano).

Concerts continue to be held at Don’s Piano Place. Single tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. An early bird subscription pass is $120 adults and $100 for students and seniors.

Reserve at 780-459-5525 or in person a Don’s Piano Place, 8 Riel Dr. For more information visit www.stalbertchambermusic.ca.

One more week of Improvaganza

They are wacky, wild and out of this world. No, they are not Martians with little antennas sprouting on their head. But the standup comedians at Improvaganza could be – if you wanted them to be.

Improvaganza, hosted by Rapid Fire Theatre, continues for another seven days of chaos and outrageous jokes with some of the best comedians on the planet, says artistic director Amy Shostak.

This year the popular Edmonton improv theatre troupe is introducing tickle-your-funny bone guests from across the world – I Bugiardini from Rome as well as Hamburg’s Torsten Voller and Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage.

From Canada, expect to see the sides-splitting antics from Easy Action. Here on the home turf, RTF, Die-Nasty and Theatre Sports are gearing up for momentous action.

Shows are at the Citadel Theatre in both The Club (Rice Theatre) and Zeidler Hall. Tickets range from $15-$20 and are available online at www.rapidfiretheatre.com.

Big Wreck announces tour in support of new album

Rock artist Ian Thornley and his band Big Wreck have just announced a cross-Canada tour fresh off the heels of their new album release.

Released on June 10, Ghosts is already being lauded by critics as “both sorrowful and spiritual” as well as “powerfully uplifting.”

Ghosts, the band’s fourth studio album, hit number one on the iTunes rock charts the day of release, and the first single is currently top 10 at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock in Canada.

The fall tour kicks off in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Encore and wraps up Oct. 16 and 17 in Toronto at The Danforth Music Hall.

Tickets are available online at bigwreckmusic.com.


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