• Blue Frog Studios Upcoming Shows

    Blue Frog Studios Upcoming Shows

    Blue Frog Studios Upcoming Shows live at an award-winning studio designed as a large commercial recording studio that will accommodate an 80-piece orchestra.

  • Vojislav Morosan

    Vojislav Morosan

    ‘Iconic’ White Rock artist featured in calendar: Vojislav Morsoan. The Morosan Tribute exhibit will open on Oct. 27, from 5 to 7pm at the White Rock Community...

  • Encore Peninsula Concerts in White Rock

    Encore Peninsula Concerts in White Rock

    The City of White Rock and Music Encore Concert Society have joined forces to create six Sunday afternoons of spectacular classical music: Encore Peninsula Concerts in White...

  • White Rock Party on the Pier

    White Rock Party on the Pier

    Literally the Party of the Century, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the famous White Rock Pier and the 40th Anniversary of Semiahmoo Arts (The Community Arts Council...

  • IlluminatingtheDarkness_invite_rev2

    Illuminating the Darkness: Art Opening

    Artist: Karen Santos June 20 to July 19, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21 from 2:00-3:30pm White Rock Community Centre 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC This...

Blue Frog Studios Upcoming Shows

Blue Frog Studios Upcoming Shows in White Rock


LED ZEPAGAIN – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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Fri. Mar. 6, 2015 | Doors: 6pm | Show 7pm Sold Out

Fri. Mar. 6, 2015 | Doors: 9pm | Show 9:15 pm Sold Out

TicketDirect from southern California, the world’s top Led Zeppelin tribute band invades Blue Frog for one night only. READ MORE..


DAVID SINCLAIR & KEITH BENNETT

janes

Sat. Mar. 7, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Show 8pm

TicketDavid Sinclair and Keith Bennett have teamed up to become one of the hottest duos around. World-class guitarist David Sinclair toured with Sarah McLachlan from 1993-2003 READ MORE..


THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS

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Fri. Mar.13, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Show 8pm

TicketThe Foggy Hogtown Boys have become a Canadian bluegrass and roots music institution. Their sound has influenced what’s become a vibrant and youthful bluegrass scene in this country.READ MORE..


 ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION with the PAT CHESSELL BAND

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Fri. Mar.14, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Show 8pm

TicketThe Guinness will be flowing for the perfect Saint Patrick’s Weekend Celebration, as the Pat Chessell Band fires up Blue Frog Studios for a foot-stomping, hand-clapping IRISH PARTYREAD MORE..


Celtic Fiddle Sensation KEIRAH RAYMOND  with ADAM DOBRES & ADRIAN DOLAN

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Fri. Mar.20, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Show 8pm

TicketAfter three sellout concerts and rave reviews last year at the Blue Frog Studios, we have invited award winning Celtic fiddler, Kiérah Raymond to perform once again at the Blue Frog. READ MORE..


BARRACUDA The Essential Tribute To Heart and ALL FIRED UP The Pat Benatar Experience

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Sat. March 21, 2015 | Doors: 6pm | Show 7pm

TicketBARRACUDA hails from Vancouver, BC, Canada, the original city where Ann & Nancy Wilson formed the amazing legacy of the band “HEART”. . READ MORE..


TILLER’S FOLLY – Stirring Up Ghosts CD Release 

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Fri. Mar.27, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Show 8pm

TicketTiller’s Folly are modern day storytellers of lore, uniting past with the present. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Tiller’s Folly are a critically acclaimed, internationally traveled power trio at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music. READ MORE..


CHAMPIAN FULTON

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Friday April 10, 2015 | Doors 7pm | Music 8pm

TicketThe charismatic New York vocalist and pianist, Champian Fulton, returns to Vancouver to celebrate the release of her latest album, “Change Partners: READ MORE..


ROY FORBES

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Saturday April 11, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm

TicketThis two-time Juno nominee and multi West Coast Music Award winner has ten solo albums to his credit as well as two records with READ MORE..


R&B ALLSTARS

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Friday April 17, 2015, Doors 6pm | Music 7pm

TicketThe Legendary R&B Allstars was formed in the late 1970’s as a testament to their love of Classic R&B. READ MORE..


BLUES BROTHERS TOO

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Saturday April 18, 2015, Doors 6pm | Music 7pm

TicketThis is a Blues Brothers tribute act who perform live high energy song and dance routines consisting of all the signature songs based on the original movie READ MORE..


 CATHY MERKEL with the BILL SAMPLE TRIO

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Sunday April 19,2015 | Doors 2:30pm | Concert 3:00pm

TicketCathy recently released her first demo album, with several tunes covering light jazz, pop standards and inspirational classics. Backing up this cross section of fabulous music will be the Bill Sample Trio READ MORE..


Blue Frog Studios is located in beautiful Five Corners District:

1328 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V4B 3Z2
For ticket information, call (604) 542-3055 or visit www.bluefrogstudios.ca

Vojislav Morosan – ‘Iconic’ White Rock artist to be featured in calendar

by Alex Browne – Peace Arch News
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

White Rock Morosan

It’s a highly serendipitous combination.

The opening gala of the second annual International Artist Day Festival at the White Rock Community Centre on Friday, Oct. 24, will feature the launch – and a sneak preview – of Tourism White Rock’s sixth annual Art Calendar, a tribute to an “iconic” White Rock artist.

Vojislav (Voja) Morosan died in 2008 but his work – and his keen eye for the White Rock scene in every season of the year – lives on in more than 200 plein air oil paintings he made in over a decade in the city.

Now Tourism White Rock’s 2015 calendar, dedicated in “loving memory” of Morosan will bring his art, which so accurately captured the colours and moods of the city, to a whole new audience.

Tourism White Rock executive director Betina Albornoz said that, helping mark the launch of the calendar, Norma Morosan, wife of the artist for 26 years will be a special guest at the gala and will sign calendars alongside a display of several of Morosan’s originals.

Born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia, the French-trained Morosan had been a Canadian resident since 1968. The Morosans moved to White Rock in 1996 and the painter quickly became part of the city landscape.

“Over the years, he became undoubtedly an iconic figure in our community,” Albornoz said.

“He was often seen in front of an easel, wearing a white straw hat, with his faithful Yorkshire terrier Pebbles by his side.

“From the time I first saw his collection, I thought this would be a very special calendar,” she added.

“I was so impressed with the quality of representation of so many corners of our city in ways I’d never seen before. There is accuracy and detail, but you also see life in every painting. It’s not just the architecture and the landmarks – you see the presence of people in all of the paintings.”

Albornoz said she was thrilled that Norma Morosan was so receptive to the idea.

“We both thought the calendar would be the perfect channel for all these paintings to come alive again.”

“This would have been the ultimate for Voja, the ultimate recognition,” Norma Morosan said.

“For him, coming to a new country, and then a new province was overwhelming. He wanted to be accepted as an immigrant and also as a new artist, and to be accepted in the arts society in general. It was very important to him.”

A dedicated display of Morosan’s collection will follow after the conclusion of the IAD festival weekend events.

The Morosan Tribute exhibit will open on Oct. 27, from 5 to 7pm at the White Rock Community Centre as part of the City of White Rock’s “Art on Display” program and will continue on until November 15.

Calendars will be available for sale at all these various events and festivities.

“I’m so glad, and so many people are volunteering their time to help me,” Norma Morosan said.

“Because there isn’t a gallery involved with this show, it means I don’t have to deal with commissions. That means that more people have the chance to own a Morosan and that more paintings can stay in White Rock – which is what I want, to have his work seen and appreciated here.”

The IAD gala will run 6 to 10 p.m. this Friday at the centre (15154 Russell Ave.)

This year’s event will feature 17 master artists and their work from around the world in an intimate open air studio concept.

Also featured will be a 12” x 12” Gallery with more than 200 original anonymous artworks for purchase painted by artists from across Canada; live music and world- class entertainment; appetizers and culinary delights catered by Jan’s on the Beach, and a Township 7 Wine Bar.

Other highlights of the IAD Festival will include a concert by classic pop and blues artists The Cooler Kings at Blue Frog Studio on Sat. Oct. 25 as well as weekend-long art talks and exhibits showcasing both local and international artistic talents.

Gala tickets are still available – single tickets are $150 each, or $200 for a couples’ ticket. Each single ticket includes a $100 “Gift Art” Voucher that can be applied to any art purchase during the weekend-long Festival.

Tickets may be ordered by phone at 604-536-8333 or at the office of Semiahmoo Arts, 14601 20 Ave.

A complete gallery of Vojislav Morosan work can be viewed online at www.MorosanFineArts.com

Encore Peninsula Concerts in White Rock

International Classical Musicians perform in White Rock

  • Date: 19 October 2014
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue.
  • Contact: 604-541-2199 or www.whiterockcity.ca
  • Price: Adults: $25 Seniors and Students: $22

The new season of Encore Musical Performances welcomes renowned Russian ensemble, Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet. Artistic director Eugene Skovorodnikov accompanies the Quartet to perform the dramatic Quintet Op. 57 by Shostakovich, and elegant miniature works by Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov and Glasunov.


Six Sunday afternoons of spectacular classical music!

Next in the series …

Concert 2
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014, 3:00 PM
Francesco Nicolosi, piano (Italy)
Francesco Nicolosi studied under Vincenzo Vitale and is one of the most distinguished pianists from the Italian tradition.  He will be performing music by D. Scarlatti and S. Thalberg.

Concert 3
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015,3:00 PM
Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano; Peter Krysa, violin; Diliana Momtchilova, cello (Canada)
This trio consists of Eugene Skovorodnikov on the piano,Peter Krysa on the violin and Diliana Momtchilova on the cello.  Three internationally acclaimed musicians will be performing music by S. Rachmaninov and D. Shostakovich.

Concert 4
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015, 3:00 PM
Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann (Canada)
The Bergmann Piano Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programmes have inspired audiences for more than two decades. They will be performing music from G. Gershwin and M. Bergmann.

Concert 5
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015, 3:00 PM
Sihana Badivuku, violin (Kosovo) & E. Skovorodnikov, piano (Canada)Sihana Badivuku, a distinguished Kosovar violinist, will be accompanied by Artistic Director Eugene Skovorodnikovon the piano and they will be performing music by L. van Beethoven and J. Brahms.

Concert 6
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015, 3:00 PM
Hugues Leclere, piano (France)
Hugues Leclere is a French pianist who has performed across the globe.  He will be performing music by C. Debussy and G. Faure.

Download the Encore Peninsula Concerts in White Rock 2014-2015 Season Brochure >>


 

To purchase tickets over the phone call (604) 501-5566 and press 1

To purchase tickets in person visit the White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre or Centennial Park Leisure Centre.

All concerts are at the White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave,

White Rock B.C.

Tickets:
$120 for an Adult Subscription (all 6 concerts)
$100 for a Senior or Student Subscription
$25 for Adults or $22 for Seniors and Students