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October 2014
$20 including tax

WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS & MUSICIANS WITH SUSANNA HOOD & SCOTT THOMSON

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Montreal dance artist and vocalist Susanna Hood and composer and trombonist Scott Thomson are performing The Muted Note, Scott’s suite of songs based on poems by long-time Victoria resident P.K. Page in ArtSpring’s gallery on Sunday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. The songs are composed to be animated through improvisation, which Susanna executes both vocally and in dance. They will be teaching a workshop on Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. onstage in the ArtSpring theatre. Susanna and Scott invite attendees…

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Adults: $28; Youth: $5

DOVER STRING QUARTET

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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One of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes. If that’s not enough recognition, the Quartet has been named the first Quartet-in-Residence at the venerated Curtis Institute of Music, where the quartet formed in 2008 when its members were just 19 years old. At ArtSpring they will play quartets by Beethoven,…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

THE BILLS

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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You remember them from their start in the late 90’s as the Bill Hilly Band. For a dozen years they were BC’s most energetic and most eclectic roots musicians. In 2006 they were voted Western Canadian Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, edging out the likes of nominees Michael Buble and Jann Arden. Then they took a long break to help raise their kids. Now they’re back, more virtuosic and more rollicking than ever. Marc  Atkinson  –  mandolin,  guitar,  vocals…

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November 2014
Adults: $23; Youth: $5

DE TEMPS ANTAN

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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An explosion of violin, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and foot-tapping – the most powerful folk trio in Quebec brings us a vigorous concert of traditional roots music seen through modern eyes. Andre Brunet, Eric Beaudry and Pierre-Luc Dupuis started as members of the legendary La Bottine Souriante and have since played everywhere on the planet, from Russia to Malaysia, from France to Greece to the U.S. “The trio more often sounded like a sextet or something larger. Multiple lines intertwined…

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Adults: $28; Youth: $5

MAXIM BERNARD, PIANIST

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Appropriately for Remembrance Day in the year of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, Quebec pianist Maxim Bernard brings us an evening of music for solo piano, all composed between 1914 and 1918. Works by Rachmaninoff, Faure, Bartok, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Nielsen and Ravel trace the range of artistic responses to the momentous events of a world at war. “It is his scope and range as a pianist that set him apart. He can play with…

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Adults: $28; Youth: $5

LES VIOLONS DU ROY with Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Quebec’s celebrated chamber ensemble celebrates their 30th anniversary with a special tour under conductor Mathieu Lussier. Their programme brings us masterpieces of early Romantic repertoire including Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10, works by Schumann and Schubert, and Haydn’s famous Horn Concerto No. 2 featuring Quebec horn virtuoso Louis-Philippe Marsolais. “The Quebec-based chamber orchestra played with stylistic panache… a laser-precise ensemble”. – THE WASHINGTON POST  

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TARA CHEYENNE WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS, ACTORS, MUSICIANS & OTHER PERFORMERS

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Vancouver-based performer Tara Cheyenne for a workshop that is an exploration of movement, text, and character creation, and that gives life to the fabulous strangeness lurking in all of us. This workshop is for dancers, actors, musicians, writers, and closeted performers of all kinds and abilities. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Open to ages 15 years and up. Silliness welcome! Tara Cheyenne is an award-winning performer. She has danced with some of Canada’s most exciting choreographers and…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

TARA CHEYENNE DANCE: HIGHGATE

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Tara Cheyenne is BC’s most eclectic dancer/choreographer/ actor/raconteur/comic. ArtSpring last presented her work bANGER in 2009. Her new full-length dance/theatre piece Highgate is best described as a “gothic romp through 19th Century funerary culture”. No kidding! It is the funniest, most over-the-top performance about death you will ever encounter. Make your will before you come to this show. You’ll die one way or the other – either from laughter or from the frisson of truth. “Highgate’s trip into the afterlife…

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January 2015
Adults: $23; Youth: $5

DOCKSIDE DRIVE

January 25, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Victoria’s own show band brings us an afternoon of vocal and instrumental tunes to usher us through more than three decades of swing, blues, jazz and show tunes from the likes of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other favourite composers of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The band is drawn from a roster of Victoria’s most seasoned and established musicians under the leadership of Heather Burns.  

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February 2015
Adults: $25 per concert or $56 for all three; Youth: $5 per concert (Call the Box Office for the three concert package: 537-2102)

KAI GLEUSTEEN & CATHERINE ORDRONNEAU: Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas

February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are dear friends of ArtSpring, having performed here every summer for many years and served as faculty with our annual Chamber Music Festival. They will present all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas over three days, accompanied by Kai’s informative and engaging narrative introductions. Think of it as concentrated essence of Beethoven. Just add water and stir for a heady draught of music from the greatest composer of all time. (This event is proudly supported by Carol Brown.) Concerts: Friday,…

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Adults: $25 per concert or $56 for all three; Youth: $5 per concert (Call the Box Office for the three concert package: 537-2102)

KAI GLEUSTEEN & CATHERINE ORDRONNEAU: Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas

February 7, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are dear friends of ArtSpring, having performed here every summer for many years and served as faculty with our annual Chamber Music Festival. They will present all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas over three days, accompanied by Kai’s informative and engaging narrative introductions. Think of it as concentrated essence of Beethoven. Just add water and stir for a heady draught of music from the greatest composer of all time. (This event is proudly supported…

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Adults: $25 per concert or $56 for all three; Youth: $5 per concert (Call the Box Office for the three concert package: 537-2102)

KAI GLEUSTEEN & CATHERINE ORDRONNEAU: Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas

February 8, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are dear friends of ArtSpring, having performed here every summer for many years and served as faculty with our annual Chamber Music Festival. They will present all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas over three days, accompanied by Kai’s informative and engaging narrative introductions. Think of it as concentrated essence of Beethoven. Just add water and stir for a heady draught of music from the greatest composer of all time. (This event is proudly supported by Carol Brown.) Concerts:…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

WEN WEI DANCE: MADE IN CHINA

February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Over the last five years Wen Wei Wang has become one of our favourite dance artists through his regular visits to ArtSpring. We are excited to present a brand new work from this extraordinary talent. Co-created with Gao Yanjinzi, artistic director of Beijing Modern Dance Company, and Qiu Xia He, award-winning classical Chinese musician of Vancouver’s Silk Road Music, the work is a collective biography in which the creators explore memories of their childhood in China, their artistic training during…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

ATLANTIC BALLET CANADA: PIAF

February 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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It has been seven years since ArtSpring last presented work by this intrepid and imaginative ballet company from Moncton. The story of the brilliant and tragic life of singer Edith Piaf, performed by the stunning young Parisian dancer Olga Petiteau, may be their best work yet. Choreographer Igor Dobrovolsky has worked with eight of Piaf ’s best known songs to bring us a stylish and compelling modern ballet in the classical tradition. This performance is proudly supported by Alan & Mary…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

SONGS & STORIES OF DAVY THE PUNK – Bob Bossin

February 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gabriola Island’s Bob Bossin is probably BC’s best known folk singer from way back. He brings us an evening of music, storytelling and theatre about his father and about the era in which he lived. Here’s how Bob tells it: “It’s hard to believe, but I have wanted to write Davy the Punk for nearly 50 years. My father, as I knew him in the 1950s, was a quiet, conservative man who booked acts into night clubs around Ontario. But…

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March 2015
Adults: $28; Youth: $5

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA ORCHESTRA – Ajtony Csaba conductor

March 1, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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UVic’s student orchestra has long been recognized as one of Western Canada’s best university orchestras, many of whose students go on to significant music careers. We are pleased to welcome the musicians – all 55 of them – to the ArtSpring stage with a fine Romantic concert, including Brahms Symphony #2. This year they visit Salt Spring, next year they tour China. (Proudly supported by Joan Farlinger and Mouats Clothing Co.) Join us at 1:30pm for wine tasting with Salt Spring…

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$23 Adults; $5 Youth

MATUTO

March 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. A sound where dynamic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, telecaster twangs, accordion acrobatics, and folksy fiddle tunes. Imagine Matuto. No strangers to Salt Spring, this well-loved New York City-based group features violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums, and various Brazilian percussion instruments. Veterans of the New York music scene and U.S. festival circuit, Matuto has an honest love for roots music, genuine Brazilian styles, and improvisational experimentation. In…

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Adults: $23; Youth: $5

CICELA MÅNSSON – soprano

March 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre,
100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring’s new Executive/Artistic Director is a graduate of the Faculty of Music at McGill and an accomplished coloratura soprano whose tastes range from musical theatre to jazz to classical repertoire. She also has a keen interest in choral music, but tonight treats us to an evening recital of songs from Gershwin, Bernstein, Donizetti and a wide variety of her favourite works. “ArtSpring was led first by an accomplished pianist, then a poet, now a singer of formidable talent and a…

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