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MY Place Winter Over view


MY Place has released the Performance Series for this winter. Five local groups, including the Whistler Arts Council, Alta Lake School. The Whistler Singers, the Millennium Rotary Club and Moving Chords Youth Show Choir, have joined forces to each sponsor a series during the winter.

"We decided to come together as a group and work together with the Performance Series in terms of marketing," says Doti Niedemayer, executive director of the Whistler Arts Council.

"This brochure we’ve put together for the entire series is an excellent opportunity to market what is happening at MY place over the next few months, rather than getting five different brochures from five different groups."

The brochure also gives locals an opportunity to plan out over the winter the shows they might want to see and save money by buying a package deal. Last year many shows sold out, including some of the acts that are back again this year. "Everybody prices their own shows, which are often determined by the cost of the artist but we also wanted to have a package deal where people could save some money." Says Niedemayer. "We all participated in the packages because it is an opportunity to see five acts for $75 or three for $50. It’s an incentive for local people to plan ahead and save some money."


October 26

Connie Kaldor — folk/blues/Canadiana

Juno-award winning Canadian Connie Kaldor ignites the stage with her fantastic vocals, wit and inimitable stage presence. Connie’s performance personifies the disparate climates, landscapes and flavours of Canada. Her newest album, Life is a truck, starts sweet and soulful and builds into a powerful roar.

November 1

Todd Butler — Satirical songwriter and singer

Todd Butler’s hysterically funny and creative brand of social commentary makes him on of the most dynamic and innovative performers in Canada. His shows are part stand-up comedy, part musical journey and all fun. He has appeared at numerous comedy festivals across Canada.

November 2

Ian Parker — Master pianist

The piano genius of Ian Parker returns to MY Place. Once again, Parker is giving a master class for piano students. He unanimously won the CBC Radio National Young Performers Competition (piano category) May 24 th in Universite de Montreal’s Salle Claude Champagne. Ian is praised for his scope, style and mastery of the piano.

November 15

Oscar Lopez — World guitar

Back by popular demand, Lopez performs original, Latin-based guitar compositions with unparalleled expertise, passion and joy. His latest release, Armando’s Fire, won a 2002 Juno Award for best instrumental album. His music blends blues, jazz, flamenco, rock and rhumba.