Introducing Morning Melodies – A New Series of Classical Music on Select Tuesday Mornings


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly announces the launch of our new 2013/14 Morning Melodies Series – a series of intimate classical music concerts taking place on select Tuesday mornings.

Morning Melodies events begin at 9:30am with coffee, tea and treats and a chance to chat with the musicians followed by the performance starting at 10:30am. All four events are hosted by Vancouver pianist Sarah Hagen, who has invited fellow musicians to bring their world-class artistry to Vernon. The musicians, all known for their perceptive, eloquent and entertaining commentary, will take time to offer personal insights into the music. What better way to spend a Tuesday morning?

The series begins on October 8th with a mesmerizing performance by critically acclaimed Cellist Ariel Barnes. Known for his engaging, imaginative interpretations and commanding stage presence, Barnes is sure to provide a stunning and diverse morning of music.

Canadian Tenor Benjamin Butterfield headlines the second show in the Morning Melodies series on November 12th. One of Canada’s most sought after classical vocalists, Butterfield has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Praised for his straightforward and poetic vocal style, Butterfield will astonish audiences with his musical skill.

Our Morning Melodies series continues in 2014 with a performance showcasing the musical talent of Vancouver pianist Sarah Hagen on February 18th. With her outstandingly imaginative and refreshingly charming approach, Hagen is sure to offer an intense and profound musical experience.

The Society’s Morning Melodies series concludes on May 13th with a moving performance from violinist Jennie Press. Since her debut at the age of 13, Press has performed with symphonies around the world and is a current member of the first violin section of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Subscriptions for the Society’s 2013/14 Morning Melodies Series go on sale in August. An adult subscription is $112, giving you 20% in savings. Seniors save even more, paying $104 for the subscription and saving 26% off of the single ticket prices.

Subscriptions and single tickets for the Society’s 2013/14 Morning Melodies Series are on sale now. Subscriptions give you more of what you love – for less! At $112 for adult, and $104 for seniors, these four-show packages save up to 21% off single ticket prices. Visit or call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) for more information

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