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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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July 2017

SS Forum: Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author, in Conversation

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 for 2017 Forum Members; $20 for General Public

Madeleine Thien’s stunning new novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, catapults its narrator from Vancouver to China and a world of music, the Cultural Revolution, and the lead up to the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. What does Thien’s novel tell us about history? Currently in the 150th year since Confederation, how has Canada’s national and literary identity shifted over time? Why are stories and history so important?   Madeleine Thien, one of Canada’s most exciting writers, joins the Forum for a…

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DANIEL LAPP with Adam Dobres and Adrian Doloan

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for a very special Treasure Fair Concert with a musical journey of fiddle, guitar and more featuring the one and only folk fiddler Daniel Lapp, with friends Adam Dobres and Adrian Dolan. Expect an unforgettable show featuring the finest fiddlin' out there. Bring your friends! Regular tickets $25 or Introducing the all-new 5-Pass for this event only! Get 5 adult tickets for only $100 Daniel Lapp is a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, archivist, band leader, sideman, producer, promoter and – no kidding…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.     Adult $20; Youth $5 - or…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FACULTY CONCERT

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.   Adult $20; Youth $5 - or both…

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September 2017

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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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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January 2018

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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May 2018

Vetta Presents Ludwig and Friends

May 2, 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)

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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