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Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre for our Evening Arts pop-up performance by the Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra. Take in the beauty of the natural world while listening to the sounds of music. Gates open at 6:30 pm, the performance will begin at 7:00 pm and will be comprised of two 45-minute-long sets with a 15-minute intermission. The concert will end at approximately 8:45 pm. Guests will be seated on the Grasslands Theatre benches or may bring their own lawn chair or blankets/cushions to sit on. Please check-in when you arrive. Admission is by CASH donation with a suggested amount of $10 per person.

The Kitchen Sink Pocket Orchestra is a mixed string and wind ensemble designed to introduce orchestral instruments in accessible and non-traditional settings. Their diverse repertoire appeals to audiences of all ages and includes arrangements of much-loved orchestral works, mashups of traditional folk and fiddle favourites alongside recognizable tunes from more contemporary artists including Lady Gaga, Simon and Garfunkel and Metallica. There is something for everyone on this program – that includes everything and the Kitchen Sink!

Pre-registration is required.

***Reminder: This is an OUTDOOR event, please dress according to the weather.***

 

 

The Raptors 2022

The Raptors are coming! Allan Brooks Nature Centre is thrilled to present The Raptors, featuring a live demonstration of a wide range of native and non-native raptor species including owls, hawks, and vultures. The Raptors is an organization dedicated to inspiring conservation and protecting wildlife species. Demos include the raptors showing off their amazing flight skills as their handlers narrate and engage with visitors, discussing raptor ecology and conservation actions.  Meet these majestic birds and learn what we can do to help them thrive in our natural world! The Raptors will be onsite from August 25th– September 1st, for daily flight demonstrations in a group setting, and up-close and personal encountersThe Raptors travel all the way from their home in Duncan BC to come to the Okanagan, so don’t miss the chance to connect with them at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Learn more about this unique opportunity here. 

GET YOUR TICKETS! For a complete description and where to purchase tickets, visit Ticketseller.ca, or call Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, or visit the Ticket Seller Box Office at 3800 33rd St Vernon. (Performing Arts Centre).

Pre-registration is required.

(Full refunds are available only if the Allan Brooks Nature Centre must cancel the event due to poor air quality or nearby evacuation notices. The safety of our patrons and the raptors are our greatest priority.)

Special thanks to The Raptors Title Sponsor Nixon Wenger LLP for their support!

 

OSO Pocket Orchestra in the Grasslands

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre for our Evening Arts pop-up performance by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Vintage Brass Trio. Take in the beauty of the natural world while listening to the sounds of music. Gates open at 6:30 pm, the performance will begin at 7:00 pm until approximately 8:00 pm. Guests will be seated on the Grasslands Theatre benches or bring your own lawn chair. Walk the Grasslands Trail and view the exhibits in the Interpretive Centre before the event. Pre-registration is required. Please check-in when you arrive. Water and Okanagan Ice Pops available for purchase. This event is FREE but donations are appreciated.

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING THURSDAY, JULY 8

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s brass players bring over 100 years of combined professional experience to the stage in a program that will blow you away! Brass instruments are traditionally used to honour our heroes and in joyful celebrations. Join the Vintage Brass Trio as they share a program designed to herald our collective achievements and inspire your love of life. The trio’s repertoire features traditional classical favourites including music from Beethoven, Handel and Bach as well as contemporary Canadian works, and even some highlights from Hollywood.

*** This event is limited to 75 people, allowing for social distancing in the Grasslands Theatre. Covid masks are recommended for guests who enter the Interpretive Centre.