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ArtSpring – Theatre

100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
250-537-2102

ArtSpring is an 11,800 square-foot, two-level heavy timber structure boasting a 5,200-square-foot exhibition/ multi- purpose area and a 6,600-square-foot, 265-seat theatre.

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September 2017

Ferron & Her All Star Band

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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adult $25 / youth $15

Fresh from another triumph at last month's Vancouver Folk Festival, Ferron will be gracing the ArtSpring stage with her inimitable presence, poignant songs and warm-as-toast voice. She will be joined by her 3-piece All Star Band. Be prepared to be deeply moved by this singer/songwriter/poet whose work has been compared to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Spanning a career of 40 years, Ferron is one of Canada's most respected songwriters. She is an acknowledged influence on many musicians:…

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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents: LIÁNDOLA

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult: $25, Senior/Student: $22

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco is a vibrant music and dance ensemble comprised of award-winning artists from Europe and North America. Based in Seville, Spain, Fin de Fiesta brings together flamenco dance, song, guitar, flute, and percussion in an electrifying celebration of this passionate Andalusian art form. Their newest production, LIÁNDOLA, brings the uncontainable energy of flamenco – at once playful and intense – to the stage. Simply put, LIÁNDOLA means taking an ordinary experience and making it extraordinary. Pulsing rhythms…

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Vetta Presents Piano Quartet Favourites

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult $20 | Student $5 | Three-Concert Subscription $45 (for subscription call 537.2102)

Arthur Rowe piano Joan Blackman violin Yariv Aloni viola Eugene Osadchy cello Adaskin Introduction and Rondo; Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47; Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Vetta’s most venerable chamber musicians Arthur Rowe, Yariv Aloni, Eugene Osadchy and Artistic Director Joan Blackman come together to perform a classic program. Immerse yourself in musical bliss! View Vetta Presents Brochure here.

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SS Forum: Nancy Baron, Science Communications Specialist

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

A war on science is underway in the United States, where President Donald Trump has fired government scientists, rolled back environmental protections, and withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement. Nancy Baron, one of the most influential defenders of science in the United States, provides a superb start to the Salt Spring Forum’s fall speaker series. Baron is Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS, a Portland-based organization that helps scientists to engage with the public and policymakers on issues such as…

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October 2017

The Creative Mind: Creativity In The Arts and Sciences (Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$25 General

Panellists from the worlds of arts and science will explore the nature of creativity, what are its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. How do people conceive novel and original ideas for a sculpture, a musical score or a scientific breakthrough? What is the creative process like? Is exceptional creativity “born” or can it be nurtured? Under what conditions does creativity flourish? And last, but not least, what is the role of creativity in a healthy society?…

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November 2017

The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$35 regular or $30 per ticket for groups of 6 or more

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show at ArtSpring. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist…

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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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January 2018

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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Vetta Presents The Russian Connection

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult $20 | Student $5 | Three-Concert Subscription $45 (for subscription call 537.2102)

Maria Larionoff violin Joan Blackman violin David Harding viola Eugene Osadchy cello Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op 33 No. 3, “The Bird”; Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op 110; Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major Did you know that Haydn dedicated his Opus 33 Quartets to a Russian nobleman? That Borodin wrote his 2nd quartet as a present for his wife? That Shostakovich considered the 8th quartet as an epitaph and wept when…

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February 2018

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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March 2018

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

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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