Bay Chamber Concerts, the Camden Snow Bowl and Farmers Fare are teaming up to create an exciting first day of the February break and a fun-filled Valentine’s Day Eve. Bay Chamber Concerts will present the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats at the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

Known internationally as China’s premiere touring Chinese acrobatic company, the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats will present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty that incorporates ancient and contemporary music, acrobatics, traditional dance and spectacular costumes.

Special package of show, ski and cocoa

Tickets are still available for a special two-part offer that offers complimentary lift tickets to the Camden Snow Bowl for the day of performance to the first 100 people who buy tickets to the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats show. In addition, on Feb. 13, the first 100 full-day lift tickets sold at the Camden Snow Bowl will get a complimentary ticket to the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobat’s performance that evening. Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats is sponsored by Camden National Bank and Youth Arts.

Individuals must be present at time of sale in order to receive their complimentary vouchers. Golden Dragon vouchers must be redeemed before 6:45 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Bay Chamber Box Office in Camden (open until 5 p.m.) or at the Strom Auditorium Box Office, which will open at 6 p.m. Promotion is not available on previous purchases.

In addition, beginning 4 p.m. Feb. 13, Farmers Fare on Route 90 at Cross Street will offer complimentary hot chocolate to promotion participants (coupon required), so that cold, hungry skiers can warm up and get a bite to eat (the kitchen will stay open until 6 p.m.) before the nearby Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats performance. For the menu, visit on performance day.

Direct from Hebei and Henan China, the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats troupe features contortionists, tumblers and jugglers who perform such acts as plate-spinning, balancing human pyramids and perching atop a 30-foot tower of chairs. These acts require not only brute strength, but also collective coordination and the 30 members of the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats are up to the task: each member is an athlete, actor and artist who has studied and trained for his or her craft since early childhood.

Next in the 2009-2010 Performing Arts Series, Bay Chamber Concerts will present DBR & The New Clef Coalition Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) is a composer, violinist and bandleader who seamlessly blends funk, rock, hip hop and classical music into an innovative musical experience. Recently featured with Lady Gaga on “American Idol,” he has been described as the hip hop Mozart and “Beethoven meets Lenny Kravitz.” Bay Chamber Concerts has co-commissioned DBR to compose a new symphonic work, which will be performed by members of the Odeon Strings Program and guests as part of this concert. The concert also will conclude Bay Chamber Concerts’ and Wish for Haiti’s fundraising to help rebuild the Port-au-Prince orphanage House of Lack.

Most tickets for either performance are $25; prime seating is $45, discounted up to 44 percent with subscription. A limited number of $8 tickets will be available for youth age 18 and younger.

For more information or to purchase subscriptions or tickets, contact Bay Chamber Concerts at 236-2823 or toll-free at (888) 707-2770; or online at Bay Chamber Concerts is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization. The media sponsor is

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