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Hi everyone, 50+ themed wine stations from around the World showcasing over 200 wines paired with intriguing foods provided by 12-15 Restaurants, Caterers and Food Companies. Your all inclusive admission provides access to all of the wine and food vendors. Upon entering the festival, guests will be given a wine glass and a plate to use during the event. The festival does not use tokens or tickets. Age Restrictions: The event is licensed for 19+ only. Shuttle details… The Hard Rock Casino offers a free shuttle service between the Braid Street Skytrain station and the venue. Guests are welcome to use the shuttle on October 19th, which runs every 30 minutes between 6pm and 1am. You are responsible to find your own way home. I will be taking the shuttle bus to the skytrain. If you intend to drive, drink responsibly. Ticket cost: $75 + $4.50 booking fee+ $3.98= $83.48 general admission. Buy online: https://tricitywinefestival.com/tickets/ Meeting point will be announced Friday Oct 18. Tickets will be sold out so don’t wait last minute. Signing up for this meetup does not guarantee admission to the wine tasting. Buy your ticket online. See you there. Ling
Dear Friends, Come and enjoy some great classical music up close with about 40 fellow music lovers. We will provide complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. Tickets ($25-30): https://www.mymusicfriends.com/concert/75 Distinguished pianist Libby Yu will make her most dramatic appearance yet in our series, collaborating with the Arietta String Quartet to present a chamber version of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor! The performers will also present a variety of shorter works separately, including the heartfelt Cavatina from Beethoven's late String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, and the familiar "Heroic" Polonaise by Chopin. With the generous support of Loewen Piano House, Libby will once again be performing on the spectacular Bösendorfer concert grand (built in Vienna) at the Loewen Piano House's Bösendorfer Hall in Richmond. The venue has plenty of free parking spots. === LOCATION === Loewen Piano House Bösendorfer Hall 12351 Bridgeport Rd #1, Richmond Parking: there are plenty of free parking spots at the venue === SCHEDULE === 7:00pm: Doors open. 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Performance, with brief spoken introductions for each piece 8:30pm - 9:30pm: Mingling over complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks === THE MUSICIANS === Libby Yu, piano http://www.libbyyu.com/biography.html Vancouver pianist Libby Yu is recognized as an accomplished performer, collaborator, teacher and adjudicator. She began her early studies with Phyllis Taylor and Edward Parker and then studied extensively with Lee Kum-Sing at both the Vancouver Academy of Music and at the University of British Columbia, where she earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance. Libby captured the First Prize of the 27th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Performers and Second Place in the Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition for Canadian Music. She came to international recognition when she was awarded a Diploma of Honour at the 13th International Frederic Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, Poland. Arietta Quartet, string quartet Each member of the Arietta Quartet enjoys a life in music. Violinists Max Ngai studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and at Indiana University, while Luiza Nelepcu both attended and taught at George Enescu Music High School and graduated from the National University of Music Bucharest. Frances Dodd, violist and librarian at Simon Fraser University, studied with Philippe Etter and Ian Hampton of the renowned Purcell String Quartet. Judy Lou, cellist, earned her bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of British Columbia under the celebrated professor Eric Wilson. Max, Luiza, and Judy teach at several schools in the Lower Mainland including the Langley Community Music School, Abbotsford Community Music School, Guildford School of Music and Dance, and the Vancouver Music Gallery. The four meet weekly to explore the works they love.
SATURDAY OCT 19 | 808 BUTE at ROBSON | ALL AGES | LESSONS 9:00PM | PARTY 10-1:00 BLOSSOM Bachata ME night happens on Special Saturdays right at the heart of downtown Vancouver. Location is a very classy lounge with a nice atmosphere. First 100 door covers comes with a drink ticket. Offers Bachata lessons at 9PM and Party starts at 10PM with performance at 11PM.
Beautiful Living Room in Surrey's Fraser Heights Neighbourhood
Pianist Sergei Saratovsky (http://www.sergeisaratovsky.com/m/home), a perennial favourite amongst our audiences, returns to the series with his brother Nikolai Saratovsky (http://www.nikolaisaratovsky.com/) - an internationally acclaimed pianist based in Japan. The two brothers will join forces as a four-hand piano duo for Music Friends’ three-concert tour through Surrey, West Vancouver, and at UBC. They will be presenting original and arranged four-hand piano works by Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Beethoven, Brahms, Borodin, and Lyadov. We hope to see you at one of our concerts, where we are sure you will be marveled by the Saratovsky Brothers! Complimentary snacks and wine will be provided at all three shows. ===Show #1: Surrey=== Location: Living room in Surrey. Special thanks to our generous host, Christy Rist Kuettel Blue Note School of Music! Date: Friday, October 25 Time: 7:30 PM Tickets: https://www.mymusicfriends.com/concert/77 ===Show #2: West Vancouver=== Location: Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver) Date: Saturday, October 26 Time: 7:30 PM Tickets: https://www.mymusicfriends.com/concert/78 ===Show #3: UBC=== Location: Living room at UBC. Date: Sunday, October 27 Time: 3:00 PM Tickets: https://www.mymusicfriends.com/concert/79 ===Nikolai Saratovsky=== Nikolai Saratovsky is an internationally acclaimed Russian concert pianist, said by many in the classical world to be having a "stellar career". At only 31 he has won a number of major international piano competitions and has an extraordinary repertoire, ranging from Bach to the latest contemporary composers. He has performed solo and with orchestras in 24 world capitals across the globe including New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and Russia. ===Sergei Saratovsky=== A winner of numerous awards including the First Place at the Porto International Piano Competition and the prize for Best Canadian Artist at the Montréal International Musical Competition, Sergei Saratovsky is recognized both in Canada and abroad as “a player of gargantuan proportions” and a “pianist extraordinaire.” This exceptional and versatile performer has a gift to take audience on a breathtaking voyage through the essence of music to the essence of beauty. The artist touches listeners with the sensitivity of his interpretations and impressive technique; his energy, focus and musicianship blend into a spectacular tour de force in performance.