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October 2017

LUANNE KATZ & PAULA KIFFNER

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Luanne Katz: marimba, percussion & Paula Kiffner on cello Play Like a Girl 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission) proudly sponsored by Kate Merry Featuring marimba, cello, vibraphone, multiple percussion and voice, in "Play Like a Girl” Luanne Katz explores, embraces, and celebrates all the images this phrase conjures. And she intends to explode a few stereotypes along the way. Katz has graced many stages with her dynamic and energetic style, combining classical performance with forward-looking collaborations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrlNFs3d6c

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Celebration of the Arts 2017

October 27 - October 28
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  ArtSpring is excited to announce the second annual Celebration of the Arts, taking place on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The Celebration, which corresponds with the opening of ArtSpring’s 2017-2018 performance season, honours ArtSpring’s role as a hub for all art forms on Salt Spring Island, not just the performing arts. Be inspired by outstanding artists of Salt Spring Island Gallery Exhibition Free FRI OCT 27 5:00 - 7:30 pm SAT OCT 28 10:00 am –4:30 pm Artists Mashup Performance Free   SAT OCT 28 5:30 to 7:00 pm Children’s Interactive Activities Free SAT OCT…

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November 2017

BALLET VICTORIA Dracula

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Ballet Victoria Dracula 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee   Professional Development Opportunity Ballet Victoria Open Rehearsal  Nov 10 open to local dance students Company class 12:00 to 1:30pm Run through 2:00 to 4:00 pm “Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make.” This is your chance to see the vampire that started it all: DRACULA! Prepare to be seduced by the eerily evocative ballet that will…

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The Exterminating Angel/Thomas Adès (LIVE streamed)

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new…

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21 WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD LAST LONGER

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Runaway Moon Theatre 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission | post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Victoria Olchowecki Hopeful and heartwarming, five puppeteers expertly maneuver 30 puppets and 10 characters. Tantalizing the audience's imagination, the puppets interact through stories, memories, songs, and conversations enchanting the viewer to reimagine a better world. Created by Cathy Stubington & James Fagan Tait. All ages welcome.       

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EARLY SPIRIT

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Early Spirit 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Mouat's Old Salty A founder of the seminal folk group Spirit of the West, a sideman with major Canadian acts, and a solo artist for over 20 years, J. Knutson debuts an exciting new group, Early Spirit. This group presents the harmonious vocals, Celtic influences, and rock rhythms that define his musical legacy, and it adds a contemporary twist, attracting a diverse audience. Violinist Gabriel Dubreuil and bassist Will…

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January 2018

VICTORIA BAROQUE

January 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

credit Joe Plommer GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Victoria Baroque Applausi Festivi  2:30 pm; bar 1:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger A riot of fiery and virtuosic works by Italian baroque masters, full of energy, drama, passion and drive! One of the leading baroque violinists of our time, Kati Debretzeni (UK), leads the Victoria Baroque in a varied programme of concerti for baroque instruments by Vivaldi, Torelli, Locatelli, Dall'Abaco, and more. "Lead-violinist Kati Debretzeni was the…

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GRYPHON TRIO

January 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Gryphon Trio, chamber music 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Lyle & Susan Eide Celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary, the Gryphon Trio continues to impress international audiences and press with performances which "bring out the kind of delicacy and sensuous beauty that’s often overlooked" (BBC Music Magazine). With over 1500 performances to date, the Gryphon Trio is one of the world's preeminent piano trios. Committed to redefining chamber music for…

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Tosca/Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streamed)

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview Puccini's gripping operatic thriller. Experience short arias with an uninhibited flood of raw melody, ambient sounds that blur the distinctions between life and art, and the use of parlato—words spoken instead of sung—at moments of tension. "One of the most wonderful openings of any opera ever written", declared Sir David McVicar  Rivalling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing…

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February 2018

REMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

February 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble Swingin’ with Oscar 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Seth Berkowitz Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz. As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, recognition of his talent quickly spread far beyond his hometown.  The Rémi Bolduc…

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JAN LISIECKI

February 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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©Holger HageDeutsche Grammophon GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Jan Lisiecki, pianist 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Mouat's Clothing Co. Just 22 years old, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki (pronounced “Lushetsky”) has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that…

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ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

February 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Rolston String Quartet 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Mouat's Clothing Co. First Prize laureate of the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet has become Canada's newest ensemble attracting attention on the international stage. Actively touring across Canada, the United States and Europe, the young quartet’s performances are lauded for “a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world”.…

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La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streaming)

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.   World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists…

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MM CONTEMPORARY DANCE

February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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©Stefano Corrias GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents MM Contemporary Dance (Italy) Rite of Spring Bolero Choreographed and directed by Michele Merola 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee Rite of Spring is inspired by an ancient Slavic legend. According to the myth, every spring a virgin had to be ritually sacrificed so that the land could flourish. It is a way to fight fears and exorcise the sorrow…

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March 2018

Choral Workshop

March 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$100

We are thrilled that Morna Edmundson of Vancouver's Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Workshop for women’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna specializes in adult women's choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire. Workshop $100 per person (for female voices) Register here SUN MAR 25, 2018, Concert 2:30 pm Adult $20 | Youth $5 Buy Concert Tickets Here proudly sponsored by Debbi. P. Toole

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Choral Concert

March 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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We are thrilled that Morna Edmundson of Vancouver's Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Workshop for women’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna specializes in adult women's choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire. Workshop $100 per person (for female voices) Register here SUN MAR 25, 2018, Concert 2:30 pm Adult $20 | Youth $5 proudly sponsored by Debbi. P. Toole

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Così fan tutte/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (LIVE streaming)

March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in acarnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel.Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.   Premiere: Vienna,…

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April 2018

PETER VS. CHRIS

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Peter Vs. Chris 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Mouat's Old Salty Peter Vs. Chris in first half, improv after intermission Peter Vs. Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver BC (Best Sketch Troupe and Best Comedic Play 2013/2014). They are contributing writers to CBC Radio 1’s sketch comedy show The Irrelevant Show, CBC Punchline, contribute video content to CollegeHumor,…

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SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 12, 2018

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Axis Theatre Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch 11 am (school groups only) 2 pm (general public) proudly sponsored by Country Grocer Set in a friendly and quaint town in the 1940’s Mr. Hatch is a tall, thin, lonely man who works a simple but important job. One day his life turns around when he receives a package on Valentine’s Day with a pink bow that has a message that reads, “Somebody loves you.”…

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Luisa Miller/Guiseppe Verdi (LIVE streaming)

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczaa in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Creators PRODUCTION Elijah Moshinsky SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Santo Loquasto LIGHTING DESIGNER Duane Schuler STAGE DIRECTOR Kristine McIntyre COMPOSER Giuseppe Verdi        

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VICTORIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

April 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Victoria Jazz Orchestra Music of Ross Taggart with special guests Jill Townsend and Bill Coon 2:30 pm (bar at intermission) proudly sponsored by John Moore Known as the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant jazz scene, saxophonist and pianist Ross Taggart left a national legacy of impressive musical contributions, along with an unmatched sense of humour. The Globe and Mail wrote in 2013, “It was a standing joke on Hot Air – the CBC's…

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May 2018

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

May 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 9, 2018

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Chris Humphreys Krapp’s Last Tape Performed by Chris Humphreys 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Kate Merry Krapp's Last Tape, reveals the world of Victor Krapp, a man who generates a tape recording each year, documenting the loves and losses of his life. Written sixty years ago, Krapp's Last Tape is one of the great works of 20th Century drama. This comic, richly engaging play is Samuel Beckett (Waiting for…

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KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

May 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 9, 2018

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Chris Humphreys Krapp’s Last Tape Performed by Chris Humphreys 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Kate Merry Krapp's Last Tape, reveals the world of Victor Krapp, a man who generates a tape recording each year, documenting the loves and losses of his life. Written sixty years ago, Krapp's Last Tape is one of the great works of 20th Century drama. This comic, richly engaging play is Samuel Beckett (Waiting for…

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CONSTANTIOPLE

May 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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©Michael Slobodian GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Constantinople eastern fusion with viola da gamba 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Mouat's Clothing Co. While looking for an ensemble who could bridge western classical with eastern traditions we found this inspiring, lyrical and enchanting group of talented musicians. Constantinople has earned an international reputation for its unique juxtaposition of early musical sources and the living traditions of the Middle East. Over the past decade, the group…

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JASPER WOOD

May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $30 | Youth $5

GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Jasper Wood violinist 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Lyle & Susan Eide This Canadian violinist has established a flourishing reputation as a soloist through his frequent performances with many of North America’s finest orchestras, having also garnered acclaim for his dazzling performances as a recitalist and chamber musician. Wood is Associate Professor of violin and chamber music at the University of British Columbia. “As an added gift, violinist Jasper…

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