Only four days left before a great classical piano concert in Vernal. If you’re looking for a wonderful way to start Valentines week, this would be it. Tickets are available online or at Bitter Creek Books in Vernal. All seating is reserved so you can pick your seats, print your tickets on your own printer or have them delivered electronically to your smart device… take your sweetheart to dinner and walk into the Vernal Middle School Auditorium at 7:15, quickly show your tickets at the door without waiting in a box office line, settle into your pre-chosen seats and relax for 90 minutes or so as you listen to this great, great musician.
Mr. Gliadkovsky has chosen a full Russian program for this concert… Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and others. After the concert, you can go home and catch up on the Sochi, Russia Olympics and feel like you’ve tasted a little of their culture. What a night!
Tonight is the night for the Kirill Gliadkovsky piano concert… 7:30 PM at the VMS Auditorium, 721 W 100 S in Vernal. There are lots of great seats still available. Click the Brown Paper Tickets icon below and you can buy you tickets online… there are no added fees for online purchases. You can print your tickets on your own printer or have them delivered electronically to your smart device. This will save you from standing in line for the box office. Just show your tickets at the door and you can scoot right in to your reserved seats.
Tickets are also available at Bitter Creek Books in Vernal until 6 PM and then will be available at the auditorium box office starting at 6:30 PM. The auditorium doors will open at 7 PM and the concert starts at 7:30 PM.
On Monday, February 10th, we will welcome the return of our friend, Kirill Gliadkovsky. He will be performing an all-Russian program… appropriate with the 2014 Winter Olympics going on in Russia. Tickets are on sale now, online or at Bitter Creek Books in Vernal. All seating is reserved. You can choose your own seats and print the tickets out on your own printer or have them sent electronically to your smart device.
Click the BrownPaperTickets box below to purchase your tickets.
Also, please spread the news on this… tell everyone you know that enjoys music. We don’t get a chance to experience this level of musicianship very often in our out-of-the-way spot in the world. Even if you can’t make it, please pass it along so lots of people will hear about it and have the opportunity.
This is a shout out and a big “Thank You” to all of the businesses in town that continue to allow us to hang event posters in their windows. While it’s fun to be getting so many “new” large, corporate businesses in the area, those corporations often have strict policies which won’t allow us to hang a poster in the window or on a door, or leave any other type of flyer or card letting their customers know what may be going on in the arts.
Advertising in the newspapers and on the radio is very expensive. Our local radio stations and newspapers cut us a pretty good deal and are very good to work with us… but it’s still very expensive and we could spend ourselves into oblivion trying to get the word out to the community. So… we bought our own Xerox printer to save money and have it available “on-demand”. It paid for itself in about 8 months. But we still have to buy paper and pay Xerox a per-copy fee. It’s a good deal but not free. Social media and bulk e-mail have become very important to us, along with any other “free” word-of-mouth advertising we can think of. Banners are expensive and you have to put up 8-12 to try and cover the valley.
Anyway, the bottom line is… we need to be thankful for and express our thanks to those local businesses that still allow us to hang a poster. Some have stopped letting anyone hang posters, over time, and some businesses are no longer there. If you visit one of the businesses that has a poster for a local event in it, thank them for supporting local groups and activities.It helps us keep ticket costs down and continue to function. It helps us bring in and/or promote great talent… artists, musicians, dancers and actors… at a pretty amazing price.
And thank you for coming to our events and supporting us. Winston Churchill said “The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.” If you don’t come and partake, we cease to exist.
Breakfast with Santa has become a Vernal tradition for over 12 years. Free to the community with great local talent, door prizes, coloring pages, a fire engine to climb on outside and Santa to chat with and snap a quick photo with your camera, who can beat it. Free pancake and egg breakfast provided by The Elks and Davis Food & Drug along with Meadowgold, it’s a great way to kick off the season. Go to the Vernal’s Breakfast with Santa Facebook page for specifics.