Voices Within Oct. 1st


Slocan Lake Gallery Society is sponsoring a performance featuring the fabulous Cellist, Jeff Faragher during his CD release tour.

Saturday- October 1, 2016   7:30  Memorial Hall, Silverton  

Tickets $15
“Voices Within” is a culmination of some of the finest music written for the classical cello ensemble.  From duets up to a small orchestra, Jeff Faragher captures the rich colour and tonal range of this fine instrument.  Recorded acoustically in studio, Mr. Faragher used several fine instruments from the BC interior to capture a wide array of vocal characteristics to emulate the sense of a live cello ensemble.  His virtuosity shines through this truly unique project where he masterfully performs every part of each work seamlessly, playing off his own recorded parts intuitively and sensitively.  Cellist, Jeff Faragher’s new album, Voices Within is a truly unique and enjoyable experience for the listener.

This concert will feature Jeff playing solo works for cello in addition to some of the pieces from the album.  He will be demonstrating the process through which this CD came together and performing on various instruments and even with some electronic equipment to simulate the studio multi-track recording environment.  This performance promises to be a unique and thoroughly engaging experience for audiences of all ages.

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Don’t miss these wonderful musicians, playing these classical instruments, with the addition of the bandoneon, the signature Tango instrument, in our wonderful Memorial Hall and playing the beautiful Holly Wiseman grand piano. It will be concert seating with a small dance floor.

Tickets are available at the Raven’s Nest on New Denver’s main street, Silverton Building Supplies and at the Dollar Store in Nakusp. This event is sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and hosted by Fran Wallis. Promises to be a very enjoyable performance! See you there! September 27th, 8 p.m.

Sansei: The Storyteller

Sansei Poster FinalCo-sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society.


Using dance, theatre, and humour Mark Kunji Ikeda narrates the story of Japanese Internment in BC.  He investigates the social climates and hardships from a time when his own family was labelled enemy aliens. He delves into one of Canada’s darkest decisions, and unwraps how racism of past generations has affected the Japanese community today.

This production was nominated for Best Solo Performance at the 2015 Calgary Critters and won Best of Fest at the 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival.

“Performers and audience alike were thoroughly engaged by Mark’s weaving of a personal story with a tale of profound historical impact. Sansei is storytelling at it’s finest; sophisticated, meaningful, moving, and humorous.” – Laurie Fife, Ottawa Storytellers Society

As Mark relates:  “Through this project, I’ve combined the most incredible story of my family history with the more incredible methods of storytelling. The title holds a particular personal relevance. The Storyteller is classically meant to please and instruct, to be alluring and surprising; in this piece I’ve unleashed theatrical devices, contemporary dance, recorded family interviews, and historical publications to give the full breadth and scope of this experience… this exceptionally dark experience that has lead to my birth: a real silver lining from my own perspective. As for Sansei: Third Generation Japanese Canadian (ancestors arriving before WWI) – I believe I am the youngest Sansei in Canada, perhaps even North America. Through this personal narrative unwrapped through the performance, my grandfather had my father – and my father sired myself – exceptionally late in life. So if there are any other Sansei out in Canada who are under 30 – please speak up!”

Ikeda creates original performances that combine narrative and dance. His training in dance and theatre has developed a unique methodology, combining story, imagination, and choreography that lead to being named the 2015 Emerging Artist by Calgary Arts Development Authority.

Mark is an ensemble member of the Dancers’ Studio West and has taught at the University of Calgary and the Rosebud School of the Arts. He has also served as the Artistic Director of MoMo Dance Theatre.  He has found a special place in his heart for the Kootenays.

Mark will perform SANSEI: THE STORYTELLER  at the Kohan Garden, New Denver, on August 20 and 21, 2 pm.

All Sansei performances are made possible by support from the BC Multiculturalism Fund. The Columbia Basin Trust, RDCK, Slocan Lake Gallery Society and the Slocan Lake Garden Society are also providing financial support for the Kohan Garden performances.



Sean Ashby is coming……

Ashby_tour2015 finalCatch Sean Ashby’s 1 man band show – 6 guitars onstage with beats and bass. This is the multi talented guitarist, songwriter and independent artist’s launch tour for his two new albums “Lodestone and Iron” and “Surf Guitar Smash Hits”. Tuesday, August 23rd, 8 pm, 15$ at the door only – no advance tickets. Memorial Hall in Silverton. www.seanashby.com; www.silvertongallery.ca.  Sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society.