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October 2019

Met Opera Turandot | PUCCINI

October 12 @ 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 Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian One of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke reprises her fierce portrayal of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1926. Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play…

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ArtSpring Presents Saguenay Quartet and Lafayette String Quartet

October 18 @ 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 A mari usque ad mare Saguenay Quartet and Lafayette String Quartet (Music A series) Combined, these string quartets create an ensemble of perfect harmony. The Saguenay Quartet (QC) — violinists Marie Bégin and Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, and cellist David Ellis — have developed a prestigious reputation for excellence. The Lafayette String Quartet (BC) — violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis,  violist Joanna Hood, and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni — are hailed as passionate and…

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ArtSpring Presents MG3 Guitar Workshop

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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REGISTER Regarded by the CBC as the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 guitarists — Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque, and Marc Morin — have impressed audiences for more than 20 years with their rigour, inventiveness, and breathtaking stage presence. Limited to 20 participants. All levels of experience welcome. ArtSpring Presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio concert | OCT 23 7:30pm/bar6:30pm $30/$5

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ArtSpring Presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

October 23 @ 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 California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio (Music C series) Regarded by the CBC as the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 guitarists — Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque, and Marc Morin — have impressed audiences for more than 20 years with their rigour, inventiveness, and breathtaking stage presence. Add in 28 years of acoustic brilliance with the CG3 — Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, and Paul Richards — who have enthralled listeners with a singular sound that…

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Met Opera Manon | MASSENET

October 26 @ 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 Jules Massenet Sung in French Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. Premiere: Opéra…

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ArtSpring Presents Les Voix humaines and Nigel North

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS 2:30pm school groups only Pre-show talk 7pm|7:30pm|bar 6:30pm Dowland Lachrimae (Music B series) Dowland’s Lachrimae has become a canon in the annals of consort music. Slow, rich in harmony with time for contemplation, the sonnet that the original song was set to speaks of the pain of love lost. These seven tears of extreme beauty are cried out in five parts by viols played by Margaret Little, Susie Napper, Mélisande Corriveau, and Felix Deak, with exquisite lute solos…

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ArtSpring Presents RUBBERBANDance Workshop

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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REGISTER Info coming soon. ArtSpring Presents RUBBERBANDance Vic's Mix performance | OCT 30 7:30pm $30/$5

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ArtSpring Presents RUBBERBANDance

October 30 @ 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 Vic’s Mix (Dance series) With both humorous and serious moments, Vic’s Mix is a kind of “best of” spanning the immense creative territory explored by choreographer Victor Quijada, extracting jewels from the choreographer’s repertoire. In a remix of his own work, orchestrating the clash between urban pop and classical composition, Quijada goes further in his experiments defying notions of theatricality and audience expectations, while making sure that each body gravitating onstage in the…

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November 2019

ArtSpring Presents MM Contemporary Dance ~from Italy

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm | post-show talkback Gershwin Suite & Schubert Frames (Dance series) Gershwin Suite After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Rite of Spring and Bolero in 2018, choreographer Michele Merola now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Gershwin’s euphoric and brilliant pieces, set in the most romantic and intimate, sensual and seductive tones.  Schubert Frames Choreographer Enrico Morelli wanted to entrust his new work to Franz Schubert's extraordinary music: no one better than the Viennese composer…

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ArtSpring Presents MM Contemporary Dance ~from Italy

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm | post-show talkback Gershwin Suite & Schubert Frames (Dance series) Gershwin Suite After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Rite of Spring and Bolero in 2018, choreographer Michele Merola now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Gershwin’s euphoric and brilliant pieces, set in the most romantic and intimate, sensual and seductive tones.  Schubert Frames Choreographer Enrico Morelli wanted to entrust his new work to Franz Schubert's extraordinary music: no one better than the Viennese composer…

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Met Opera Madama Butterfly | PUCCINI

November 9 @ 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 Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian Leading soprano Hui He has the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favourite. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Met…

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ArtSpring Presents Yegor Dyachkov and Jean Saulnier

November 15 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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 Le Vent du Nord

November 28 @ 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 @ 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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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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