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November 2019

ArtSpring Presents Yegor Dyachkov and Jean Saulnier

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Crossroads (Music A series) Renowned Canadian cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist Jean Saulnier present a program called Crossroads. It combines thoughtful musical substance and pleasure. Two short pieces by Martinu provide an artful conduit between Schumann’s heartfelt Adagio and Allegro and the world of Kapustin’s jazz and Piazzolla’s tango. Atonement by the internationally-renowned Canadian composer Christos Hatzis impressively fuses tango, jazz elements and a Jewish theme. Finally, profound emotion and sarcastic wit permeate expansive passages of…

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Met Opera Akhnaten | GLASS

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

BUY TICKETS Philip Glass Sung in mixed languages Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts…

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ArtSpring Presents Death Café

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Death Café facilitated by JayaLynda | FREE OCT 26 | NOV 23 | FEB 1 | APR 11 plus special cemetery walk Dave Phillips At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion…

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ArtSpring Presents Le Vent du Nord

November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Le Vent du Nord (Music C series) Not only considered an incomparable French ambassador, Le Vent du Nord is a driving force behind Quebec's progressive folk movement, as well as a key group in the renaissance of Quebec's traditional music.  “Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald Hurdy-gurdy Nicolas Boulerice Guitar Simon Beaudry…

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December 2019

ArtSpring Presents Makana Youth Choir Concert 1

December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Info coming soon. Thanks to John Lefebvre, Viva Chorale!, The Lost Chords, and Salt Spring Foundation for sponsoring this program.

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January 2020

ArtSpring Presents Baltimore Consort

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm The Food of Love: Songs, Dances, and Fancies for Shakespeare Baltimore Consort (Music B series) Ethereal soprano Danielle Svonavec performs some of the greatest hits from the Bard's songbook and the Baltimore Consort instrumentalists play sparkling arrangements of dances and consort music related to the plays, with their exquisite assortment of instruments.  “Few early music players have more fun making music than the Baltimore six, who through their performances, take the position that echoes of renaissance…

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Met Opera Wozzeck | BERG

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

BUY TICKETS Alban Berg Sung in German After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the…

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ArtSpring Presents War of 1812

January 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 1:30pm War of 1812 - a comedy (Theatre series) From producer Mike Delamont and the writers of Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie comes the funniest history lesson of a lifetime! A young boy named David hates Canada until the ghost of Pierre Burton appears to him in his class room and takes him on a tour of Canadian History, from the tennis ball battle fields of York to a Laura Secord mega musical, all in a…

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February 2020

Met Opera Porgy and Bess | THE GERSHWINS

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

BUY TICKETS  The Gershwins' Sung in English One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo…

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ArtSpring Presents Death Café

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Death Café facilitated by JayaLynda | FREE OCT 26 | NOV 23 | FEB 1 | APR 11 plus special cemetery walk Dave Phillips At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion…

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ArtSpring Presents Tentacle Tribe Dance Workshop

February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

REGISTER Info coming soon. ArtSpring Presents Tentacle Tribe Ghost performance | FEB 18 7:30pm $30/$5

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ArtSpring Presents Tentacle Tribe

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  BUY TICKETS no intermission | post-show talkback Ghost Tentacle Tribe (Dance series) Drawing from their wide scope of dance experience, co-founders Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund create conceptual hip–hop with a contemporary twist, while intermingling organic influences from earthly creatures. In this new work, the free-spirited pair known as Tentacle Tribe combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration.  “Six of Montreal’s best street dancers…

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ArtSpring Presents Élage Diouf

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Élage Diouf (Music C series) Filled with irresistible rhythms that make fans bask in waves of contagious euphoria, Élage Diouf is a sensational Senegalese soul rocker. Recipient of outstanding awards: CBC’s Artiste Révélation Radio-Canada, JUNO World Music Album of the Year, FÉLIX World Music Album of the Year, and SOCAN Hagood Hardy – World Music prize, he officially made a name for himself in Canada in 2010! His music – a blend of pop, world, blues,…

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ArtSpring Presents Birgit Freybe Bateman Exhibit

February 24, 2020 - March 8, 2020
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Birgit Freybe Bateman Exhibit open daily 10am - 4pm In 2011 Birgit Freybe Bateman was honoured with an exhibit at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. This important body of work, never before seen in its entirety in North America, opens February 24, 2020.

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Met Opera Agrippina | HANDEL

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

BUY TICKETS George Frideric Handel Sung in Italian Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the…

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March 2020

ArtSpring Presents Janina Fialkowska

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Janina Fialkowska Sounds and Perfumes (Music A series) For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine). Celebrated for her interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire, she is particularly distinguished as one of the great interpreters of the piano…

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ArtSpring Presents John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson, and Scott White

March 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson, and Scott White (Music C series) Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot is a wander through the wonderfully crafted songs of one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, presented by musicians perfectly suited for the journey. John McLachlan’s trio has chosen over 25 songs from Lightfoot’s first ten, prolific years (1966 through 1976), and lovingly arranged them to include some of his rarely heard…

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Met Opera Der Fliegende Holländer | WAGNER

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Richard Wagner Sung in German The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered…

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