And so it begins! I’m incredibly proud of our new ArtSpring Presents season, which opens this month with a world premiere from Ballet Victoria. We also present exceptional music performances throughout October – from Accademia de’ Dissonanti, the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Young Artists Collegium program, and Mirror Visions Ensemble.
There are two other new season launches this month. Our friends at Vetta Chamber Music return for the first in their series of five concerts. And the Met: Live in HD series is back for Saturday morning opera lovers.
An opportunity to hear from your local election candidates, and two exhibitions from community artists – painting group League 181, and the Weavers and Spinners Guild – round out a packed month at ArtSpring. I hope you can be a part of it.
I look forward to seeing you in the theatre soon.
Howard R Jang
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring
IN THE THEATRE
Ballet Victoria – Broadway on Pointe and other works
Sun Oct 2 | 2:30pm
A world premiere from Ballet Victoria. A tribute to Broadway’s most iconic tunes featuring songs from Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, and Sweet Charity.
2022 Local Elections Debate
Thu Oct 6 | 7pm-9pm
Presented by The Driftwood and the Salt Spring Forum, and moderated by Aletha Humphreys. All candidates running for election to the CRD and Island Trust positions in the local elections of October 15 2022 will be present to present their plans and answer questions from the public. Free – no ticket or reservation required.
Accademia de’ Dissonanti – Boccheriniana
Thu Oct 13 | 7:30pm
Artistic director Elinor Frey.
Boccheriniana celebrates one of the most delightful and original voices of the classical era, Luigi Boccherini.
Vetta Presents: Inspiration
Mon Oct 17 | 7:30pm
This opening concert of the Vetta season features two of Vancouver’s own – pianist extraordinaire Jane Coop and composer Marcus Goddard with music inspired by other composers, literature and the muses.
The Met: Live in HD – Medea
Sat Oct 22 | 10am
In Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance.
Victoria Conservatory of Music – Young Artists Collegium Program
Sun Oct 23 | 1:30pm
The very best students from VCM’S Young Artists Collegium Program perform a special chamber music concert, featuring ensembles on strings, winds and piano.
Mirror Visions Ensemble – Journeys
Thu Oct 27 | 7:30pm
Soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano take audiences on an imaginative journey, showcasing well-known and neglected pieces, set to texts by poets and historical figures.
League 181 – An Eclectic Convergence
Tue-Fri, Oct 2-28 | 10am-2pm, and before all theatre events.
Judith Borbas, Peter Eyles, Don Hodgins, Wendy Wickland, and Dulcy Wilson.
A collaborative painting group since 2013, who fuel each others’ enthusiasm for creating art, finding new challenges, and enjoying each others’ company.
Salt Spring Island Weavers and Spinners Guild – Show and Sale
Fri Oct 7 – Mon Oct 10 | 10am-4pm
Beautiful and practical items for the home, a large selection of popular garments and accessories, including hats, scarves, shawls and sweaters, and for knitters, handspun and mill-spun yarn. All items are handmade by guild members, or fibre products from their farms.
Makana Youth Choir
Grades 2-5 and 6-9
Fridays 3-4pm and 4-5pm
Discover the joys of group singing!
The Makana Youth Choirs are the place to develop healthy singing habits, learn musical literacy skills, and put on a concert. All while having fun with your friends.
Show your support for your community performing and visual arts centre by purchasing an annual ArtSpring membership. Members get advance purchase on the 2022-23 ArtSpring Presents season.
Individual memberships cost $30 and Couple’s memberships are $50, per year.
VOLUNTEER AT ARTSPRING
Are you looking for a fun way to engage with the ArtSpring community and give back? We’re looking for volunteers for our upcoming season.
From ushering at shows, to box office help, to billeting visiting artists, there are volunteer roles to fit just about everyone. Build skills, meet like-minded people, and enjoy great perks.
Visit artspring.ca/volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
ArtSpring acknowledges the unceded territory and the ancestors of Salt Spring Island, the Coast Salish First Nations peoples of Salt Spring and surrounding areas, who continue to use and steward these lands. We at ArtSpring wish to pay respect to the Elders of this land, past and present.