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THEATRE OF THE MOON

This series takes place under a full moon each month in various outdoor settings that feature the presence of the moon and powerful guest performers. Weather will determine if the event proceeds and may effect which day and time it happens. The first Theatre of the Moon will take place on the Worm Moon in March with Alley Flowers Salon, Annie Lefebvre and a host of wonderful artists, TBA. Stay tuned for more details.

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JE ME SOUVIENS 2022!

Dec 28, Teapot in the Tuba, 1-2:30pm Burnaby Emergency Shelter

Dec 14, Balkan Shmalkan, lead Lantern Parade for Tillicum School

Nov 13, Teapot in the Tuba, Circle Craft at Vancouver Convention 

Nov 13, Teapot in the Tuba, Circle Craft at Vancouver Convention 

Nov 5, Teapot in the Tuba, Feature at Woodstove Festival at Alley Cuts

Nov 4, Balkan Shmalkan, Headline Woodstove Festival at the Waverly

Oct 29, Balkan Shmalkan, Denman Island Hall, Monster Mash Party

Oct 28, Balkan Shmalkan, Quadra Island Legion, Halloween Party

Oct 22, Something About Reptiles, Private Party at Burcu’s Angels

Oct 8, Hot Water Ensemble, afternoon show at Glen Park

Sept 29, Balkan Shmalkan play VIFF gala at Vancouver Club

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    GIGS, GIGS, AND MORE GIGS!!

    24-Sept-22, Teapot in the Tuba at Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, 9-11:30am

    Sept 10-11, 2022, Balkan Shmalkan on Denman Island

    Sept 2-4, 2022, Balkan Shmalkan at Arts on the Fly, Horsefly, BC

    21-Aug-22, Balkan Shmalkan play wedding in Sechelt

    06-Aug-22, Balkan Shmalkan at Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, 2pm and 8pm

    05-Aug-22, Balkan Shmalkan at Rocket from Russia Festival

    16-Jul-22, Teapot in the Tuba at Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, 9-11:30am

    balkan boat pic09-Jul-22, Balkan Shmalkan play in a boat for a private wedding on Galiano

    1-4pm, 08-Jul-22 Balkan Shmalkan at Burnaby Civic Stages, evening set

    26-Jun-22, Balkan Shmalkan at Oddfellow’s Birthday Celebration

    17-Jun-22, Balkan Shmalkan MRG Punk show with Russian Tim at the Biltmore

    11-Jun-22, Teapot in the Tuba, White Rock Jazz and Blues Festival, 11:30 am Creo Art
    Studio, 1:30 pm Laura’s Coffee Corner

    05-Jun-22, Hot Water Ensemble (Early Duke Ellington Study Group) at Free the Ferns,
    South Van Strawberry Social

    4-Jun-22, VSO Day of Music, Alley Flowers, 4 of 10 music videos featured.

    4-Jun-22, VSO Day of Music, Teapot in the Tuba featured Video “Bjornekaeden”

    24-May-22, Balkan Shmalkan at the Rio Theatre with CR Avery

    21-May-22, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Mountain Rose Garden for Burnaby Blooms

    14-May-22, Balkan Shmalkan with Russian Tim at Lanalou’s

    07-May-22, Teapot in the Tuba at Burnaby Bloom Launch, Shadbolt Centre

    23-Apr-22, Balkan Shmalkan play big Corporate event at the Aquarium

    10-Apr-22, Teapot in the Tuba at Rosemary’s Birthday!

    April 1-3, 2022, Balkan Shmalkan featured performers at Ignite Festival, Penticton

    April 1-3, 2022, DEER featured performers at Ignite Festival, Penticton

    19-Mar-22, Balkan Shmalkan opening for the Dreadnaughts at the Rickshaw

    25-Jan-22, New Deer’s Resolution, DEER, Online Episode

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    2021 Almost Done Ho Boi!

    Four more days till the end of this epic year! In August I rehearsed, premiered and recorded a multimedia album “Alley Flowers” in Cumberland. This fall Balkan Shmalkan finished recording and mixing a new album (release date TBA spring 2022) and played a stack of great shows this fall/winter. Teapot in the Tuba became the darlings of the Burnaby Financial report and we wrapped our last gig for 2021 as New York Deer. Everybody felt it when Covid struck hard in the last two weeks of December when holiday gigs and events got cancelled for a second year running and the snappy cold hit. I guess it’s time to update the gig list:

    December 31, 2021, New Year’s at the Princeton, Something About Reptiles, Covid Cancellation
    December 21, 2021, Secret Lantern Society, Katheryn Solo, Covid Cancellation
    December 19, 2021, Britannia Solstice Coffee House, Teapot in the Tuba
    December 11, 2021, Commodore Ballroom, Balkan Shmalkan open for Five Alarm Funk
    December 10, 2021, Brasstopia at the Red Gate, Balkan Shmalkan
    November 20, 2021, Russian Tim at the Fox Cabaret, Balkan Shmalkan
    November 5, 2021, Extinction Rebellion Fundraiser at Heritage Hall, Hot Water Ensemble, Duke Ellington Tribute
    October 30, 2021, Parade of Lost Souls, Balkan Shmalkan
    Sept 16, 2021, Something About Reptiles at Lanalou’s 
    Sept 11, 2021, Moon Fest Slocan Park, Balkan Shmalkan Headlining
    Aug 23-29, 2021, Alley Flowers Rehearsal, Premiere and Recording Weird Church Pipe Organ Residency
    August 21, 2021, Artful Sundays, Katheryn Solo
    August 20, 2021, Sounds of Summer, Burnaby, Teapot in the Tuba, Edmonds Stage
    August 14, 2021, MacLean Park Series, Teapot in the Tuba with Stephan Hamm
    August 13, 2021, Burnaby Parks Summer Series, Teapot in the Tuba, Robert Burnaby Park
    August 12, 2021, Burnaby Parks Summer Series, Teapot in the Tuba, Cameron Centre
    August 8, 2021, Sounds of Summer, Burnaby, Teapot in the Tuba, Edmonds Stage
    July 30, 2021, Collingwood Days, Balkan Shmalkan
    June 26, 2021, West End Market, Teapot in the Tuba
    May 16, 2021 Burnaby Museum, Teapot in the Tuba Video Shoot at Shadbolt Theatre
    May 15, 2021 VSO Day of Music, Teapot in the Tuba in Mosaic Park
    May 15, 2021 VSO Day of Music, Balkan Shmalkan in Woodland Park
    May 13, 2021 Burnaby Parks, Teapot in the Tuba in a Canoe Video Shoot for Canada Day

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    Alley Flowers Premiere

    Alley Flowers is a Balkan/Jazz influenced song cycle that is paired with an original folk tale told through live music, clowning, and theatrical imagery and text.
     
    Katheryn will be in Cumberland rehearsing her ensemble in the church from Aug 23-26, performing a live concert on the 27th and recording the work on Sunday the 29th.  

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    SQUEEZING THROUGH

    It has been a scant year for music but thanks to the City of Vancouver and Burnaby there have been a handful of carefully curated opportunities to play. Now with vaccines rolling out and Covid case numbers starting to flatten, the return of person gatherings and real music events is on the horizon.

    Here are some of the Covid safe events that I played over the past winter.

    Nov 2, 2020 Teapot in the Tuba video shoot at Shadbolt Centre for City of Burnaby Seasonal Campaign
    Dec 7- Jan 15, 2020 Teapot in the Tuba video featured via QR code, Burnaby Mountain for City of Burnaby “Celebrate the Season” 
    Dec 15, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Ambient Performance at SFU Woodwards for City of Vancouver,
    Dec 16, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Ambient Performance at Firehall Arts Centre for City of Vancouver
    Dec 17, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Hallway Xmas Tunes at Siloh Housing Society for City of Vancouver
    Mar 8, 2021, 10am-2pm, Katheryn Solo at Vancouver Women’s Shelter Intl. Women’s Day Event for City of Vancouver

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    EVERYTHING CHANGED

    2020 isn’t what we expected but some really exciting ideas and innovations have come out of it all. Here are some of the fun, safe (and mostly outdoor) musical adventures that I have been having since Covid.

    June 21, 7-9pm, Teapot in the Tuba, National Indigenous Peoples
    Day Summer Solstice Coffee House Livestream
    July 8, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Cameron Park
    July 9, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Deer Lake Park
    July 10, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Burnaby
    Mountain Conservation Area Rose Garden
    Aug 4, 3-4pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: David Gray Park
    Aug 6, 3-4pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: Dania Home
    Care Facility
    Aug 7, 11-12pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: Burnaby
    Mountain Conservation Area Rose Garden
    Aug 5, 7:30pm, Teapot in the Tuba, MacLean Park Music Series
    Aug 12, 7:30-8:30pm, Balkan Shmalkan, MacLean Park Music Series
    Aug 19-28, Katheryn Petersen Artist in Residence, Cumberland Weird
    Church, Pipe Organ Activation Project
    Aug 29, 1-3pm, Balkan Shmalkan, Downtown Victoria, Caravan
    Rhythms Outdoor Wandering Showcase
    Sept 3, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Village Museum
    Ice Cream Parlour Musical Feature
    Sept 18-19, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler
    Fairmont Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
    Sept 25-26, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler
    Fairmont Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
    Oct 2-3, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler Fairmont
    Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
    Oct 9-11, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler Fairmont
    Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
    Oct 23, 7-8pm, Grande Polka Trio with Wynston Minckler, Blue Tarp
    Backyard Series

     

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    THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL

    April 25, 2020, 1pm Garage Sale and Creation Project Kick Off Livestream Event with Teapot in the Tuba and Hinge Visuals…and you? https://www.facebook.com/teapotinthetuba/posts/866157050549806

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    INKLINGS OF SPRING

    Feb 14th, 7-9pm Katheryn Solo at Young Ideas Community Activation, Jim Deva Plaza

    Feb 17th, 12-1pm Katheryn Solo at Trout Lake Community Centre Family Day

    ALL DATES MARCH 1ST ONWARD CANCELLED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE

    Mar 17th, 8pm onward, Balkan Shmalkan at St Paddy’s Day Celebration, Greedy Pig in Gastown

    Mar 18th, 8:30-11pm, Katheryn Solo (with effects) at Mixtophonics #22, Lanalou’s Restaurant/Venue

    April 3rd, 9-Midnight, Balkan Shmalkan at Red Gate Brass Band Show, Red Gate on Main St.

    April 23rd, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

    May 2nd, 10:30am -12:30pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Blooms

    May 30th, 12-3pm (exact time TBA), Balkan Shmalkan at Collingwood Days, Gaston Park

    July 1st, Canada Day, Teapot in the Tuba, Location

    July 31-Aug 3rd, Artswells, Balkan Shmalkan

    Aug 3-Aug 7, Jam Camp North, Teapot in the Tuba

    Aug 17-28, Pipe Organ Activation Project, Teapot in the Tuba, Cumberland, BC

    Sept 10th, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

    Dec 10th, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

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    WINTERIZING

    Sat Nov 30, Balkan Shmalkan at Greenhorn Fundraiser, Grandview Legion Commercial Drive

    Sun Dec 1, Teapot in the Tuba with special guest David Brown at the Hastings Park Winter Market

    Sat Dec 14, Balkan Shmalkan opening for Dreadnoughts Album Release at Astoria

    Sun Dec 15, Teapot in the Tuba at the 7th Annual Winter Solstice Coffee House, Britannia CommunityCentre 55+ Centre

    Sat Dec 21, 7-7:45pm Teapot in the Tuba at the 26th Secret Lantern Solstice Celebration, False Creek Community Centre Games Room

    Sat Dec 21, 8:30-9:15pm Zlatna Mountain at the 26th Secret Lantern Solstice Celebration, False Creek Community Centre Lind Hall

    Sun Dec 22, 10am-Noon Teapot in the Tuba at the Hastings Park Winter Farmer’s Market

    Tue Dec 24, 4-6pm Teapot in the Tuba plays the closing set of the Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza

    Thu Jan 9, Balkan Shmalkan at Nanaimo Students Union event…details TBA

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