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Holders Season 2009

Holders Season 2009

Holders is a traditional Plantation House from the 17th century, a beautiful five acre garden are is perfect setting for the open-air theatre that comes alive every year during the Holders Season.

Founded in 1993, the Holders Season has established itself as the premier cultural event in the Caribbean. It is a celebration of opera, music and theatre that has been acclaimed nationally and internationally.

Saturday March 14th – Saturday April 4th, 2009

» Saturday March 14th, 2009
Comedy Night – Ole
With Paul Morocco, Guillermo De Endaya and Antonio Gomez.
The 2009 Holders Season bursts into life with a riot of music, comedy and extraordinary antics with guitars, costumes and ping pong balls. Spanish, Cuban and South American guitar music as you will never hear it again.

» Monday March 16th, 2009
Barbados Heart and Stroke Foundation Night
Organized by Barbados Heart and Stroke Foundation, the facilities are donated by Holders and The Merrymen perform.

» Wednesday March 18th, 2009
Bravissimo – The World of Italian Opera
Four sensational singers from New York’s Metropolitan and City Operas and the Myriad Singers of Barbados bring the world of Italian opera to life with arias, duets, ensembles and choruses by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Donizetti. With musical director Gints Berzins, the evening is produced and scripted by Stewart Collins who tells a story of high emotion, drama, huge triumphs and absolute disasters.

» Friday March 20th, 2009
When the Classics meet Jazz
With Alyson Cambridge (soprano), Amy Dickson (saxophone) Gints Berzins and Martin Cousin (piano).

» Saturday March 21st, 2009
The Sounds of Africa
With Malian music star Bassekou Kauyate and his band Ngoni ba.
Malian world music superstar and champion of the ngoni (West African lute) Bassekou Kouyaté and his band Ngoni Ba light up the Holders Season with their utterly addictive African blues. Known the world over, their album Segu Blue has been listed as one of the 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die.

» Monday March 23rd, 2009
Celebrating ‘Youth’ with Beòlach
Beòlach is a Gaelic word meaning ‘lively youth’. Beòlach is also one of Canada’s most exciting new young bands. The group performs an energetic mix of Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish tunes featuring piano, pipes, whistles, guitar and two fiddles.

Beòlach has thrilled audiences with energetic performances, witty presentation, and their versatility as step dancers. Cape Breton tunes are removed from their usual fiddle / piano context and presented with the energy of a young six piece band. Although presenting these tunes in a contemporary style, Beòlach maintains a respect and understanding of a Celtic music.

» Wednesday March 25th, 2009
A Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Louis Hoover and The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars
An evening in the company of some of the greatest songs ever written, one of the finest latter day exponents of the great Frank Sinatra’s material, and a backing band to die for from London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Songs you can’t hear too often brilliantly and stylishly delivered…. Louis Hoover is the original co-creator of the London West End hit musical The Rat Pack, in which he also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Sinatra.

» Friday March 27th, 2009
Mark Twain: The Traveler
The wit, wisdom, humor and hyperbole of one of America’s most celebrated authors comes to life… Mostly comic (although just occasionally serious), Traveling celebrates Twain’s decidedly irreverent thoughts on the people he met and the places he saw in a life time of world travel.
Performed by actor Cal Pritner who, as Mark Twain, has entertained audiences across the States and beyond. Included this evening is a Buffet featuring cuisine from Mark Twain’s Mississippi travels.

» Saturday March 28th, 2009
Cafe Holders
A brand new Holders evening, come drink, eat and relax in the Holders garden and sample a rich variety of international performances featuring the magic and mastery of Eric Walton’s Esoterica, jazz music from Ronnie Scott’s All Stars including a very special version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, amazing feats of memory from American Scott Flansburg and other surprises yet to be revealed…

» Tuesday March 31st, 2009 – Little Theatre
Classical Piano Recital featuring New York Virtuoso Greg Anderson
If you want to get a feel for this fine classical pianist, check out his website (andersonpiano.com). It will tell you as much about the man as his playing – which, of course, is absolutely from the top drawer. The zeal with which Greg pursues his musical mission has led him to develop a multi-faceted career in the arts. His exploits have garnered the attention of such media outlets as MTV’s Total Request Live, and the CBS Early Morning Show. Greg has been named the “Composer of the Year” by the Minnesota Music Educators Association and has twice been a winner in the Juilliard Composition Contests.

In addition:

» Thursday April 2nd, 2009
Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners
An anthology evening of wicked comedy, heavenly drama, devilishly tall tales, enchanting poetry and seductive stories starring four deadly beautiful temptresses, who will enlighten you on how to survive, or even live by, the Seven Deadly Sins!
Compiled from the works of nearly everyone with a sense of humor (sometimes unintentional!) – from Chaucer to Victoria Wood, from Woody Allen to Oscar Wilde via Flanders & Swann, Joyce Grenfell, Steven Berkoff and Noel Coward – by the award winning scriptwriter and author of the first six of the Carry On films: Norman Hudis.

» Tuesday April 7th and Wednesday April 8th, 2009
Dancing Under the Stars
To be confirmed

Programme subject to change and alteration

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Please confirm these events and dates by contacting the following organizations for more information:

Holders Season,
Holders House, St.James
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Tel: (246) 432-6385
Fax: (246) 432-6461

Scott’s Catering Holders Season 2009 Pre Order Menu

Tel: (246) 432-6385

Sushi Bento Box – $70:
» Eel Roll with Mango and Chive
» Spicy Tuna Maki with Pickled Cucumber
» Wakame Salad
» Salmon Sashimi
» Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce and Chopsticks

Smoked Salmon Platter – $40
» Fresh Scottish Smoked Salmon served with Buttered Brown Bread, Lemon Wedge and Dill Dressing.

Cheese Platter – $35
» Selection of Farmhouse Cheeses, Crackers and Raisin and Walnut bread served with Grapes and Celery.

Fresh Chicken Liver Pate – $30
Served with Homemade Mango Chutney and Melba Toast.

Freshly Cooked Menu:
Pulled Pork Sandwich – $25:
Suckling Pig with on Homemade Sour Dough Bap with Dijon Mustard Apple Sauce.

Grilled Snapper Sandwich – $20:
Fresh Local Snapper with Homemade Focaccia Bread and Tartar Sauce.

Chicken Tikka – $20:
Strips of Tender Chicken in Tikka Sauce served with Homemade Mango Chutney and Tatziki in Homemade Focaccia Bread

In addition there is a Champagne Bar and a Rum Bar.
Happy Hour’s from 5:30 – 6:30pm and from 11:00 – 11:30pm.
Bar closes at 12:00pm, food stops at 10:30pm.

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