It’s been almost a year in planning, but everything is coming together for a mountain top concert in Kimberley this July.
“Picture this, says Jim Webster, one of the movers and shakers behind this summer’s Symphony on the Mountain performance. “The low light of a midsummer’s evening as the sunsets behind the Purcell Mountains to the west. Shadows lifting on the Rockies in front of you. You’re sitting atop Northstar Mountain, just off the quad chair at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Maestro Jeff Faragher lifts his baton and the Symphony of the Kootenays strike the soft opening tones of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony – Pastorale.
“Feel an “Awakening of Cheerful Feelings on Arrival in the Country” as you sit back in your chair, or lie down in the fresh grass. Take in the view. Take in the sounds.”
Webster paints a pretty picture and a lot of people have already decided it’s an opportunity not to be missed. Almost 340 of the 450 available tickets have been sold.
The gala, which includes drinks and appies before the chairlift ride up the mountain, has already sold out, but just over 100 tickets are still available for the performance itself and the chair up and down Northstar Mountain.
The concert date is Saturday, July 4 and tickets are available at Centre 64 in Kimberley and Lotus Books in Cranbrook.
“If you want to experience this fantastic concert, get yours today,” Webster said.
In cooperation with the Kimberley Arts Council, the Symphony of the Kootenays will perform a program of outdoor music including Beethoven’s 6th, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, selections from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Everyone coming to the concert is asked to bring a blanket or festival chair. (Festival chair is a seat with short or even no legs), sun screen and dress for the cooler evening. Chairs will not be provided. In the vent of inclement weather the concert will take place at the Kimberley Conference Centre.
Full details are available on the event’s website: www.symphonyonthemountain.com