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Waterton Wildflower Festival Events at the Opera House

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The Waterton Lakes Opera House will be having special presentations all throughout the Waterton Wildflower Festival, from Thursday June 14 to Tuesday June 19. Be sure not to miss these great events:

Thursday June 14,  at 4:00  PM:  

"Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies" (Exhibition On Screen Movie)

A new look at Van Gogh, one of the greatest landscape painters ever, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter. Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included. This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found.

Trailer: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

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Friday, June 14 at 4:00 pm:

"BEAR MAN OF KAMCHATKA"
Charlie Russell passed away unexpectedly on May 7. He was ‘the bears best friend’ and an important contributor of the Waterton Festivals. He was an advocate for a coexistence rather than fear. We are showing the famous 2006 BBC documentary ‘The Bear Man of Kamchatka’ about Charlie’s incredible work with Grizzly bears. See how he introduced wild grizzly bear cubs back into the wilderness. After this film you will look at bears differently.


SHOWING
Friday June 15 @ 4:00 pm
​Monday June 18 @ 4:00 pm

BY DONATION TO THE FAMILY OF CHARLIE RUSSELL

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Saturday June 16, at 3:00 PM:

The Beautiful Chemicals in Beautiful Flowers 

Join Roy Golsteyn, a cancer research scientist, who is investigating chemicals from native plants. Roy will share some of his experiences and experiments about chemicals that are present in native plants, including those that flourish in Waterton Lakes National Park. He will give you a healthy look at some of the chemicals found in beautiful wildflowers.

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Saturday June 16, at 7:00 PM

 Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra (Live Concert)

SOLD OUT!

Carlos Foggin, conductor. This performance of Vivaldi's exquisitely beautiful concerto will be a spectacular Baroque symphony performance by The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. Vivaldi's Four Seasons is a set of 4 Virtuosic Violin Concertos, each depicting the beauty and fury of each of the 4 seasons. It's often said if you don't like the weather in Alberta, wait 5 minutes: These concertos are just like that - full of change! This orchestra is a collection of some of Calgary's finest classical musicians- an experience you won't want to miss. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ODIN RATHNAM, VIOLIN VIRTUOSO, WILL BE THE CONCERTO SOLOIST! Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, the American violinist Odin Rathnam has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. He has received unanimous praise from critics and audiences for his “captivating temperament,” “brilliant technique” and a sound “recalling the legendary violinists of the past”. A veteran performer at many major European and American festivals including the Algarve International Music Festival in Portugal, Denmark’s Tivoli and Vendsyssel Festivals, Deia International Festival in Mallorca, Boswil Festival in Switzerland, Aspen, Caramoor and Endless Mountain Music Festivals, he has also appeared in recital on the Market Square Concerts series, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, where he first appeared at the age of 15.

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Sunday June 17, 1:30 PM

REMEMBERING CHARLIE RUSSELL


We have lost a gentle leader in Charlie Russell this year. This celebrated and beloved rancher, photographer, author, naturalist and ultra-light pilot passed away in May. Friends and companions will share their memories with you.

BY DONATION TO THE FAMILY OF CHARLIE RUSSELL

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Sunday June 17, 4:00 PM

"Van Gogh: Amidst Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies" (Exhibition On Screen Movie) 

See above for description.

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Monday June 18,  at 12:00 noon:

Painting The Modern Garden - From Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen movie)

Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London. From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet’s Giverny, we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.

Trailer: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

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Monday, June 18, at 2:00 pm

Renewal After The Kenow Fire

Parks Canada Ecologist Kim Pearson will provide an overview of ecological effects of the Kenow Wildfire. Impacts of the fire on grasslands, forests, waterways and wildlife will be be reviewed and perspectives on how nature is anticipated to renew following this natural disturbance will be shared.

 

FREE!!

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Monday June 18, 4:00 pm

"BEAR MAN OF KAMCHATKA"

Charlie Russell passed away unexpectedly on May 7. He was ‘the bears best friend’ and an important contributor of the Waterton Festivals. He was an advocate for a coexistence rather than fear. We are showing the famous 2006 BBC documentary ‘The Bear Man of Kamchatka’ about Charlie’s incredible work with Grizzly bears. See how he introduced wild grizzly bear cubs back into the wilderness. After this film you will look at bears differently.


SHOWING
Friday June 15 @ 4:00 pm
​Monday June 18 @ 4:00 pm

BY DONATION TO THE FAMILY OF CHARLIE RUSSELL

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Tuesday June 19, at 12:00 noon

Painting The Modern Garden - From Monet to Matisse (Exhibition On Screen movie)

See above for description.

BUY TICKETS

Festival Dates

June 14th – June 19th, 2018

Contact

Andrea and Larry Becker - Waterton Stage
403-859-2467
403-702-0208
309 Windflower Avenue Box 111
Waterton Lakes Natio, AB T0K 2M0
CA

Amenities

  • Child Friendly
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Start Time - Afternoon
  • Start Time - Evening
  • Universally Accessible

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dennis, lily and meighan 6/2/2018
(looking forward to baldy 2018)
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