Events

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
The members of the New Orford String Quartet are concertmasters and principal cellist and violist in the Montreal, Detroit and Toronto Symphonies. Champions of Canadian works, the New Orford String Quartet regularly programs contemporary and commissioned works in their concerts, with repertoire spanning 225 years. The quartet tours the major cities of North America as well as bringing their performances to smaller centres and rural communities that may not otherwise hear chamber music.
The quartet gives annual concerts for national CBC broadcast, receiving unanimous critical acclaim including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year. Recent seasons have featured return engagements in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, as well as their New York City debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series.
The Quartet’s internationally acclaimed debut album of the final quartets of Schubert and Beethoven was nominated for a Juno Award in 2012. Critics described it as “…flawless…a match made in heaven!” Their next recording of the Brahms Quartets Op. 51 won the 2017 JUNO Award for Best Chamber Music album. The New Orford String Quartet is Artist in Residence at the University Club of Toronto.
Tickets:$175 Subscription,$45 Adult,$10 Student
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Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm
The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written.
Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music ensembles, arranging works for, and conducting I Musici de Montreal, recording, performing as a soloist with ensembles in Australia, Canada, USA and the UK, and teaching at McGill University.
Harpsichordist Hank Knox performs with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and is a founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra. He teaches Early Music at McGill University, and conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra and Baroque operas. Hank Knox’s discography is extensive with over thirty recordings.

Tickets:$175 Subscription, $45 Adult, $10 Student
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star!  All are welcome.  This event is By Donation.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30pm
The Lysander Piano Trio was formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009 and takes its name from Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, this Trio has performed extensively in major centers across North America. Highlights include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre and the Kennedy Centre, as well as and numerous chamber music series.
The trio is pro-active in commissioning new works and creating programs that mix the music of the day with well-loved master works. The members of the trio are all accomplished soloists, maintaining busy performing schedules in Europe and North America.
Tickets:$175 Subscription,$45 Adult,$10 Student
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30pm
The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, these artists have been playing together for more than twenty years.
Violinist David Perry is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin and is first violin in the Pro Arte Quartet. He served as concertmaster of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded a number of violin concerti. Victoria Chiang, violist and recording artist was on faculty at the Juilliard School and Hartt School of Music, and is on faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Cellist Michael Mermagen is Associate Professor of Cello at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory He has toured with the Aspen Ensemble, American Chamber Players and Arista Piano Trio.
Aspen String Trio engagements include performances with the Los Angeles Music Guild and the National Gallery of Art, as well as residencies in Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Delaware, Washington and Colorado. For six seasons the Aspen String Trio was Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Baltimore. The Aspen String Trio has recorded music of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss, as well as the complete string trios and other works by Martinu, on the Naxos Label.
Tickets:$175 Subscription, $45 Adult, $10 Student
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm
The members of the Dali Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States and studied with world-renowned artists at Yale and Indiana Universities, Cleveland Institute of Music and Simon Bolivar Conservatory in Venezuela. Based now in Philadelphia, the quartet is sought after for its signature mix of Classical, Romantic and Latin American repertoire and engaging and passionate performances.
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern was the First Prize Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at age seventeen. Her Gold Medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Texas was historic, as she was the first woman to win in more than thirty years. Olga Kern’s concert career spans the world with solo recitals, orchestra appearances and chamber music concerts in the great concert halls. She joins the Dali Quartet to perform Shostakovich’s masterpiece, the Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57.

Tickets:$175 Subscription, $45 Adult, $10 Student
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month, 7- 9 PM

Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro.


Kenny Wayne

Kenny Wayne is a throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues. Born in Spokane and raised in New Orleans, his powerful music recalls the era when piano players like Fats Domino and Amos Milburn and Bill Doggett worked the chitlin’ circuit on the “strolls” in dozens of American cities. As a one-man cheering section for the days when blues and small jazz bands met the roots of rock and roll, Wayne is unapologetic about the music he plays.

Kenny has toured the world playing his music. He is a Juno award winning and multi-nominated artist who hits all the right notes on his latest album, Rollin’ with the Blues Boss, as he covers boogie, funk and New Orleans flavored rhythm and blues.

“Wayne is a boogie-woogie master, and his vocals are sly, assured and just plain likeable; there’s an easygoing elegance to his delivery that matches his stylish presentation perfectly.”
John Taylor – blogcritic.doc

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Sherman Doucette

Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Sherman’s natural ear for music began developing at an early age. He left home at fifteen with a harmonica and a twenty dollar bill in his pocket, bound for Vancouver. It was there that he discovered the Chicago blues style on an album featuring Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and James Cotton. By seventeen, he had developed a style of playing greatly influenced by the late great Paul Butterfield. Sherman has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with legendary players such as John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Sony Land Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Jim Byrnes and Long John Baldry.

In 1980, three years after surviving a massive lumber mill explosion, he formed his own blues band, “Incognito”. The band was at the forefront of the Vancouver music scene. They released three independent CD recordings toured extensively. Today with his great new blues band, TANKful of Blues, is captured live and on CDs. Doucette continues to perform with all the passion and conviction few can deliver.

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Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South Atrium, your host Craig Thomson or Stephen Buck, coordinates drum, bass and keys.

If you’re an artist, a performer or simply interested in arts and entertainment, come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

Along with the entertainment, browse art in the exhibition spaces and artist studios. The building is very active on Thursdays, with the wildly popular Salsa Thursdays at 8 PM. The RCA Bistro is licensed and open, serving food, gelato & beverages.

Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month!

Drum Circle has 4 intentions:

  1. Explore Your Inner Rhythm.
    A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.
  2. Promote Community.
    We learn that by listening to each other, each person has something to contribute, and we all enjoy the collective rhythm produced.
  3. Increase Health and Wellness.
    Drumming not only helps reduce stress we’ve built up during the day, it also helps us connect with our mind, body and spirit, and helps create a balance.
  4. HAVE FUN!!

Drop in for only $10. Drums are provided for those who don’t have one.

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Music, Drama/Dance and Visual Art.

A great introduction to visual and performing arts, designed to fit your schedule. There is no end-of-day performance.
Each day, bring *peanut free* snacks, lunch, hat, sun screen, water bottle. Kidz Bag Lunch available (bring water bottle and snacks).

Summer Camp Dates:
June 29, July 3, 4, 5, 6, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, 1 5, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | $40/day
** Save 15% when you purchase a PunchCard: 5 days for $170, 10 days for $340 **

RCA ArtsBlast Punch Cards can be used for all “Art Blast DAY Camps” offered during winter break, spring break, summer break and Pro-D days.

 


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