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Piano master class at Westacres in Maple Ridge

11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC


Alex Cuba November 10 7:30 p.m.

Dal Richards Orchestra November 11 2:00 p.m. Dal Richards and his Orchestra play tribute to Canadians who served during World War II.


Songs of Sorrow: Celtic Harp and Song November 12 7:30 p.m. A celebration of Celtic tradition with an exceptional evening of creative sights and sounds.

Coastal City Ballet: Paquita and Mixed Repertoire November 18 8:00 p.m. Vancouver's newest ballet company takes to the stage with an inaugural evening of classics and new works.

An Evening with Stone Poets November 19 7:30 p.m. Trippin’ on Daisies CD Release

Lobby Nights @ The ACT: SFU Philosopher’s Café November 10 – 7:00 p.m. Golden Ears Writers November 15 – 7:00 p.m.

a Finalist in the Montréal International Musical Competition (Canada) where he also received the award for Best Canadian Artist. Saratovsky’s concert engagements have included appearances with the Enjoy a master class with talented Portugal National Orchestra, the Porpianist Sergei Saratovsky at Westa- tugal Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre cres in Maple Ridge on Sunday. Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, The Russian-Canadian pianist has Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and received acclaim both at home and regular solo engagements with the abroad, including an award from Rus- State Symphony Orchestra of Karelia sian President Vladimir Puin his native Russia. tin recognizing his achieveHe has performed for auments in music and has had diences in France, Italy, the opportunity to performed Australia, Portugal, Canafor former Governor General da, the United States and of Canada Michaëlle Jean. Russia, and has been the A teacher at the Bergthfeatured artist on radio and orson academy, Saratovsky television broadcasts aired has won numerous competiacross the world includtions, including first place at ing in Canada, the United the Porto International Piano States, Portugal, Australia, Competition (Portugal, 1999), Saratovsky and Russia. where he was acknowledged Saratovsky is presently a for his interpretation of Dedoctoral student at the University of bussy and won best performance of a British Columbia where he studies Beethoven sonata. with Jane Coop. He received third prize at the InterThe Saratovsky class is the first of national Russian Music Piano Compe- three being presented by the Maple tition (USA, 2003) where he was also Ridge music school this season. awarded the Special Public Prize. Other classes included a cello class Saratovsky has also won second with Jane Kim (Keum Ran Koh) in prize in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Na- January and operatic voice class with tional Competition (Canada, 2004), Dr. Szu-Wen Wang in February. and received second place in the Mis“This is a rare opportunity to study souri Southern International Piano with these exceptional music perCompetition (USA, 2006). formers and educators in a very perIn 2008, Mr. Saratovsky was the re- sonal, focused session,” said owner cipient of an award and recital oppor- Rob Hornsey. tunities from the Vancouver Chopin • The class costs $50, while observSociety, placed Second in the Pacific ers will pay $25. To register, call 604Piano Competition (Canada), and was 467-6613 or

Award-winning musician Sergei Saratovsky teaches at Bergthorson academy

New grooves that will have you up and dancing by award-winning funk-rocker.

Kelsey Klassen is photographing Vancouver Fashion Week as a freelancer.

Maple Ridge photographer at VFW Maple Ridge photographer Kelsey Klassen is spending the week snapping the latest trends to hit Vancouver’s runways. A freelance photographer who works for Black Press, BC Local News and Vancouver is Awesome, Klassen is thrilled to be part of fashion week festivities. “Backstage is chaos and it’s so fun to have such beautiful subjects to shoot. They make it easy,” says Klassen, a self-taught photog-

rapher who learned everything she knows about photography while travelling for a year with her best friend, who studied film at Capilano College. “It’s always great to see how the audience is dressed as well. You can get some really great style inspiration from people watching,” Klassen added. • For a link to Kelsey Klassen’s fashion week photographs, visit

Gordon Kirkland at Pitt library Award-winning and best-selling author Gordon Kirkland is kicking off the holiday season with a hometown appearance at the Pitt Meadows Library, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Kirkland’s latest novel, The Plight Before Christmas is the story of a family facing a series of comedic calamaties and disasters leading up to a holiday season in the early 1960’s. American syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman says, “The Plight Before Christmas’ is misnamed. It should be called ‘The Gift Before Christmas’ because this magical story is the best gift you can give or receive for the holidays.” Kirkland will read from both books, answer questions from the audience, and make time available to sign copies of his books.

Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Six women sculptors offer a range of perspectives in their approach to working with metal.

The Garibaldi Art Club of Maple Ridge



FALL 2011

October 8 – November 12



Women Who Work with Metal


Friday Night Dance

With Robyn Picard

Part of the Solution



November 4 – 7:00 p.m. $13 lesson & dance, $10 dance only

Replace screen time with literacy time and you could win great monthly prizes! Starts November 1st

Winter Arts Programs Registration begins November 22 Space is Limited Register Early or call 604 465-2470

Open to all kids K–Grade 7 who live or go to school in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, or Katzie First Nation.

TICKET CENTRE HOURS Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10 am to 5 pm Wed, Thurs, 10am - 9pm Open 2 hours before performances any day of the week.

Call or visit the Act Ticket Centre to purchase tickets. (604) 476-ARTS (2787) Ticket prices include taxes & fees sponsored by the:

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

Volunteer at the ACT. Call Landrie 604 476 2786

Painting by Neil Hamelin, “Whittier Harbour”

Peoples’ Choice Award Spring Show 2011

Fraserview Village Hall 22610 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC Corner of 116th Avenue and 227th Street (Just off the Haney Bypass) SPONSORED BY: Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978


ORIGINAL WORKS Friday, November 18 7pm–9pm Saturday, November 19 10am–4pm Sunday, November 20 10am–4pm

Supported by Decoda Literacy Solutions and the Province of BC

Sponsored by: Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News - November 9, 2011 Online Edition  

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News - November 9, 2011 Online Edition  

The complete November 9, 2011 issue of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, visit www.m...