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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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January 2018

SS Forum: Micheal Vonn, BC Civil Liberties Association

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2018 Forum Members; $20 - General Admission

Government agencies and departments hold an increasing amount of your electronic information. So too do private companies. Who exactly has access to your information, and within what limits? What is the state of Canadian law regarding surveillance and data-sharing? Are our privacy laws out of date? What can we do to protect ourselves? To help us answer these questions, civil liberties champion Micheal Vonn joins us in conversation. Vonn has been the Policy Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties…

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GRYPHON TRIO

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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 the 21st century, their repertoire ranges from…

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GISPA Music: Warmth for a Cold Night!

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$14

GISPA Music will present a collection of works from the first half of the year. It will be a magical night of solos, duets, combos, and more. Sit back and enjoy a spectacular evening full of GISS's finest musical minds.

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Tosca/Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streamed)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Sir David McVicar's "smashing new production" is "a grand triumph" (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are "youthful, ardent, and innocent ... their duets electric, their kisses hot and numerous" (Wall Street Journal). Yoncheva's sound is "richly textured and shimmering," and "Grigolo's Mario is a true hothead ... complete with thrilling top notes" (New York Times). Željko…

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Vetta Presents The Russian Connection

January 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)

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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SS Film Fest: Shut Up and Say Something

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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General $10.00

Salt Spring Film Festival Presents: Shut Up and Say Something A big man with a big heart and a very big message. Shane Koyczan is a much celebrated Canadian spoken-word poet. He has touched audiences far and wide with the generous intensity of his live performances, viral animated videos, TED Talks, a libretto for the opera Stickboy and the unforgettable opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics where hundreds of new fans came on board the Shane train. In her film…

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February 2018

SS Forum: Are we Headed Towards a Nuclear War? – Alex Butterfield in Conversation

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2018 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

With missile tests and nuclear threats, how dangerous is North Korea and, for that matter, Donald Trump? Are sanctions against North Korea having any effect? What might China and Russia do if the crisis worsens? To help us understand the North Korea crisis and much more, the Salt Spring Forum is delighted to host Alex Butterfield who, until recently, was one of the most senior defence intelligence officers in the United States. From 2012-2017, Alex Butterfield served as Senior Defense…

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REMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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 Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Canada's Oscar Peterson!…

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DAISSI: The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10.00

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” is a unique and relevant collaboration between GISS theatre students, the queer and theatre communities. Co-sponsored by DAISSI (Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island) and the GISS Theatre Program. Directed by Jason Donaldson. In 1998, a young gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shephard, was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. Tectonic Theatre Project, from New York City, went to Laramie, Wyoming to interview residents and wrote a play based…

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JAN LISIECKI

February 18 @ 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 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 belies his age. Every single note has…

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ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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”.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62H5mAv1P5I

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La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streaming)

February 24 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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©Stefano Corrias 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 of living that we carry with us.…

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March 2018

Leo Kottke

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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General $40 | At the Door $45

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke stands alone as a virtuoso whose combination of innovation, precision, sensitivity, timing, and dexterity remain unmatched over a 50-year career. Taylor Guitars writes: “More than any other artist, Leo Kottke has defined the role of contemporary acoustic guitarist as self-styled virtuoso, amassing a worldwide following in the process. The self-taught guitarist first surfaced with his legendary 1969 recording, “Six and Twelve-String Guitar”. Since then he has blazed a singular stylistic path that continues to diverge from…

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Choral Festival

March 22 - March 25
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$85 (Early Bird special) / $100 (after Feb 15)

We are thrilled that Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival 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 Canadian repertoire. Join us on March 25 when the Festival participants present the workshopped music in concert together with members of the Elektra Women’s Choir. Repertoire List Schedule Workshop cost $85 (Early Bird special) / $100 (after Feb 15) Saturday evening dinner $10…

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Choral Concert

March 25 @ 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 Festival 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 Canadian repertoire. Join us on March 25 when the Festival participants present the workshopped music in concert together with members of the Elektra Women’s Choir. Repertoire List   proudly sponsored by Debbi. P. Toole

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Così fan tutte/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (LIVE streaming)

March 31 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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 long-running jazz program – that any show…

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TARA CHEYENNE

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Wendy D. Photography GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents Tara Cheyenne I Can’t Remember the Word for I Can’t Remember Created by Tara Cheyenne 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm: 55 minutes without intermission (post-show talkback) WORKSHOP (character development) APR 18 General Public $20 per person 5;00 pm – 7:00 pm (All ages 12+) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee Artistic Director, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg creates and performs kinetic theatrical expressions of the ever strange and wonderful human experience.…

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May 2018

Vetta Presents Ludwig and Friends

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult $20 | 3 Concert Series $15 | Student $5

Jane Coop, piano Joan Blackman, violin John Friesen, cello Debussy Cello Sonata; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op 66; Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op 97, “Archduke” Last season we opened with an all Beethoven program with Jane Coop on piano. We just had to ask her back for more! Enjoy the delights of Debussy, the melodies of Mendelssohn and the nobility of the Archduke performed by three of the best chamber musicians…

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KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

May 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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 Wood played … with a gorgeous sound…

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