Posted in , August 19th, 2014 by Fred Addis
Orillia artist, musician and arts mentor Rodney Frost hosts the 6th Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon on Sunday, August 24 from 1 – 5 pm at the Leacock Museum.
It’s been said that the only predictable thing about Rodney Frost is his unpredictability. The veteran Orillia artist, musician and arts mentor will present his 6th Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon this Sunday at the LeacockMuseum and this year the program takes on a noticeably different bent.
Over the winter, Frost became enamoured of the 1948 Leacock Medal-winning book Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert. Saluting the fictitious Songstress of Saskatchewan, Frost has put together a program of music and entertainments with her in mind.
The program includes an Entanglement of Strings from the Orillia Youth Symphony under the direction of Mayumi Kumagai.
Jeffrey Holec and Sue Dosso will sing a selection of Noel Coward songs and the incomparable Brenda Brett will present some frivolous songs by Robert Service including her celebrated whistling and unique recitation style.
An annual feature, since its inception has been the presentation of the Florence Foster Carter Award. To no one’s surprise this year’s winner is again Mr. Peter Carter and His Memorial Cape Smee Players who will perform three new fresh and naughty pieces.
The trio of Andrew Frost on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Edwardes on bass clarinet and harmonica and Victoria Dobbs on ukulele and vocals will present a broad selection of music uniquely arranged for their trio. They will also accompany recitations from the works of Sarah Binks as presented by Rodney Frost.
Autumn Debassige will present a program of piano and vocal selections and will accompany and perform “The Blind Factory Girl” with Mr. Frost.
Frost appears throughout the program in various roles including his recitation of The Owl and the Pussycat by Ed Lear and his appearance on baritone horn with his Palm Courtesans which also features Lorna Bolden on violin, Leanne Roth on euphonium, Sjaak Breg on vocals and bass drum and Arthur Cheeseman on baritone ukulele.
Master Jeffrey Olimer serves as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Admission is by donation. Tea, lemonade, sandwiches and cake will be served. For further information contact the LeacockMuseum at 705-329-1908.