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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 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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ArtSpring Presents Choral Festival Workshop

March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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REGISTER Early bird starts JAN 6 $130, after FEB 6 $160. Registration closes March 12. Includes music packet and 2 tickets to Sunday show plus Saturday dinner and snacks. Choral Festival Workshop with Morna Edmundson | MAR 19 - 22 Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival for women’s and men’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna works with choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary…

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ArtSpring Presents Choral Festival Workshop Concert

March 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Choral Festival Workshop Concert  Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival for women’s and men’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna works with choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire. Thank you to Debbi P. Toole and Paul McManus for their generous sponsorship. Choral Festival Workshop with Morna Edmundson | MAR 19 - 22  

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4th Annual Celebrate the Arts!

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

4th Annual Celebrate the Arts! is coming. More info soon.

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ArtSpring Presents Hiromoto Ida (Ichigo-Ichieh New Theatre)

March 30, 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 | post-show talkback Birthday Present for Myself Hiromoto Ida (Ichigo-Ichieh New Theatre) (Theatre series) Accomplished dancer-choreographer-actor Hiromoto Ida skillfully merges dance, theatre, classical music, and voice to tell the story of the old man, raising a glass of sake to himself in celebration on what will be his last birthday. Inspired by the subtlety and simplicity of Japanese Noh theatre through western contemporary dance and music, Hiromoto touches the hearts of audiences; exploring a shared moment…

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April 2020

Met Opera Tosca | PUCCINI

April 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 Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900.…

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ArtSpring Presents Axis Theatre

April 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joseph A. Dandurand Axis Theatre (Theatre series) A family-friendly indigenous fable. Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds beautiful foods from around the world but be careful; stealing from her is dangerous business because Th'owxiya has developed a taste for children. When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw'atel, stealing a piece…

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ArtSpring Presents Lions Gate Sinfonia with Joan Blackman

April 19, 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 The Best of Beethoven Lions Gate Sinfonia with Joan Blackman (Music B series) Lions Gate Sinfonia's stable core of professional union musicians includes the most respected musicians from the British Columbia music scene, including former members of the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and the CBC Radio Orchestra. One night, two Flutes; two Oboes; two Clarinets; two Bassoons; two French Horns; two Trumpets; six First Violins; five Second Violins; four Violas; four Cellos, and three…

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May 2020

ArtSpring Presents Julie Nesrallah and Robert Kortgaard

May 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 My Favourite Things Julie Nesrallah and Robert Kortgaard (Music A series) Combine the superb musical talents of mezzo-soprano and noted CBC broadcaster (Tempo) Julie Nesrallah with those of concert pianist Robert Kortgaard, then add an eclectic program of songs from opera, musical theatre, folk, and jazz, and it sounds like spring. Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah is a singer, actress, and broadcaster who dazzles audiences with her super engaging personality, and her rich and deeply expressive voice. Program…

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ArtSpring Presents Peggy Baker Dance Workshop

May 19, 2020 @ 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 Peggy Baker unmoored performance | MAY 20 7:30pm $30/$5

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