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October 2022

Ballet Victoria

October 2, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Broadway on Pointe and other works World premiere. Sunday October 2 | 2:30pm We’re thrilled to open the new season with a world premiere from Ballet Victoria. Singing, dancing, and acting. Dramatic, bold, and beautiful. Two stars collide on the roller coaster of fame in this one-act ballet tribute to Broadway’s most iconic tunes. The program opens with Le Banc, a series of vignettes set around a park bench choreographed to Bach’s cello suites. Simply an exhilarating performance. BUY TICKETS…

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Accademia de’ Dissonanti

October 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Boccherinana Thursday October 13 | 7:30pm Artistic Director Elinor Frey Boccherinana celebrates one of the most delightful and original voices of the classical era, Luigi Boccherini, alongside European composers from the same era, Mozart, JC Bach, and Maddalena Lombardi Sirmen. During this time, now known for its elegant “galant” music, Boccherini championed his instrument, the cello, and played as a travelling virtuoso until he settled in Madrid as court composer. This concert showcases a variety of chamber music favourites, and…

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Victoria Conservatory of Music

October 23, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Young Artists Collegium Program Sunday October 23 | 1:30pm The very best students from Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Young Artists Collegium Program come to ArtSpring for a special chamber music concert. Featuring ensembles of outstanding young talent on strings, winds and piano, the concert will be followed by fascinating on-stage feedback to these rising stars from cellist Joseph Elworthy (President & CEO of the Vancouver Academy of Music). BUY TICKETS Founded in 2006, the Collegium includes 12-18 year-olds studying piano,…

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Mirror Visions Ensemble

October 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Journeys Thursday October 27 | 7:30pm Mirror Visions Ensemble was founded from a desire to explore the relationship between music and text, initially through the creation of “mirror visions” — settings of the same text to music by different composers. The group's passion for storytelling has produced thematic concerts on surprising subjects, based on scholarly research and laced with humor, leading to the revitalization of art song programming. Featuring soprano, tenor, baritone and piano, the Mirror Visions Ensemble’s programs take…

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November 2022

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

November 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Proximity: A Collection of Short Works Thursday November 3 | 7:30pm Joshua Beamish is a BC dance artist who has achieved worldwide success as a prolific choreographer and an exceptional performer. This is a chance to see both aspects of his work, with a mixed program of six thrilling contemporary dance pieces. Lost Touch (a solo for Renée Sigouin), and Proximity (a duet performed by Beamish and Sigouin), are his own creations. Beamish also dances in two solos choreographed for…

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Axis Theatre

November 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Th’owxiya: the Hungry Feast Dish, by Joseph A. Dandurand Wednesday November 9 | 1pm Immerse yourself in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit that inhabits a feast dish full of bountiful, delicious foods. This Kwantlen First Nations tale follows a sly Mouse (Kw’at’el) who is caught stealing cheese from this feast dish. To appease an angry Th’owxiya, Kw’at’el embarks on a journey to find two children for the ogress to eat, or else! Come enjoy…

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Pentaèdre

November 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Monday November 21 | 7:30pm A unique ensemble in Quebec's musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores and introduces the public to a varied and original chamber music repertoire from the great tradition of music for wind instruments. Currently made up of five talented performers whose technique and precision are unanimously acclaimed, Pentaèdre regularly collaborates with renowned performers and chamber music ensembles, and has released seven recordings, including a chamber version of Schubert’s Winterreise by Normand Forget, and an arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite…

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Michael Weiss Quartet

November 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Featuring Cory Weeds - tenor saxophone, John Lee – bass, and Jesse Cahill – drums. Thursday November 24 | 7:30pm Michael Weiss will celebrate 40 years of living and working in NYC next year; a major milestone in a city full of brilliant jazz pianists. One of the busiest musicians and composers in jazz, Michael was a key member of the Johnny Griffin Quartet for over 15 years, and is himself entering the status of jazz legend alongside some of…

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Makana Youth Choir concert

November 27, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Sunday November 27 | 2:30pm Come see the Makana Youth Choir in action with their end-of-term concert. These young singers from grades 2-9 will show you their enthusiasm and joy at the end of their first term. With a focus on teaching musical concepts such as harmony, tone and note reading, find out what these young singers have been learning. BUY TICKETS Thank you to Galleons Lap Photography, The Lost Chords, and Viva Chorale! for sponsoring this performance.

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Constantinople and Cappella Mariana

November 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Odyssey of Kryštof Harant Wednesday November 30 | 7:30pm The extraordinary life journeys of the Czech humanist and composer Kryštof Harant (17th century) inspired two internationally renowned ensembles, Constantinople & Cappella Mariana (Prague), to explore his music and literary legacy. Harant’s colourful work guides us on an artistic journey to the lands of Cyprus, Jerusalem, Sinai, and Cairo, hearing the music of those lands as he himself would have heard it. BUY TICKETS With narrator Bill Richardson. Formed in 2001,…

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December 2022

John Reischman and the Jaybirds

December 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Sunday December 4 | 7:30pm Grammy Award-winning musician John Reischman has been a foundational mandolinist, composer, bandleader, and musical educator in bluegrass and North American roots and folk music since emerging from the vibrant “new acoustic” bluegrass music scene of the Bay Area in the 1980s. A member of the groundbreaking Tony Rice Unit, Reischman’s mastery of bluegrass, old-time, swing, and multiple Latin American musical styles, coupled with an Old Master’s sense of tone, taste, and musicality, has brought him…

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January 2023

Victoria Baroque with Steven Devine

January 15, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Devine Bach Sunday January 15 | 2:30pm The much-loved British harpsichordist and music director Steven Devine returns to direct Victoria Baroque in a program of exhilarating works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel, including Orchestral Suite No.3, with Air on the G string, and Bach's only Italian cantata, Non sa che sia dolore. BUY TICKETS JS Bach - Orchestral Suite in D major No.3 CPE Bach - Harpsichord concerto JS Bach - Cantata Non sa che…

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Suzie Vinnick and Lloyd Spiegel

January 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Sunday January 22 | 7:30pm A Saskatoon native transplanted to Niagara, Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, impressive guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Suzie has won ten Maple Blues Awards, one Canadian Folk Music Award and is a three-time Juno nominee. She has also twice won the International Songwriting Competition – Blues Category. Multi-award-winning Australian artist Lloyd Spiegel blends jaw-dropping guitar chops with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, storytelling, and…

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February 2023

Jasmine Jazz

February 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday February 3 | 7:30pm Jasmine Jazz is an unusual and exquisite interplay between traditional Chinese and jazz instruments, featuring three musicians from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble with some of Vancouver's finest jazz artists, led by Juno-nominated bassist and composer Jodi Proznick. Jasmine Jazz is about musical conversations, an east meets west experience full of beauty, harmony, mutual respect and interplay. The repertoire is a beautiful mix of songs pulled from jazz repertoire, traditional Chinese folk music and original…

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Ian Parker

February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday February 10 | 7:30pm Canadian pianist/conductor Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, he began his piano studies at age three with his father, Edward Parker. As a pianist, he has appeared with top symphony orchestras across North America, and as an enthusiastic recitalist, Parker has performed across the United States, Europe, Israel, and throughout Canada. In addition to his work at the keyboard, he is currently music director and principal…

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Andrew Allen

February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Saturday February 11 | 7:30pm Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen’s 2022 album 12:34 is the latest in a string of release successes. He has scored five Top 10 hits in Canada — 2009’s I Wanna Be Your Christmas, 2010’s Loving You Tonight, 2011’s I Want You, 2015’s What You Wanted, and 2016’s Favourite Christmas Song. His benchmark single Loving You Tonight got him signed to Epic Records, and put him on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, and One Republic. As a…

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Caroline Shaw and Vanessa Goodman

February 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Graveyards and Gardens Thursday February 16 | 7:30pm Graveyards and Gardens is a collaborative performance installation conceived, created, and performed by Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer Caroline Shaw, and award-winning choreographer and contemporary dance artist Vanessa Goodman. Highlighted by Stir as one of the most memorable Vancouver theatre moments in 2021, the work examines memory as a process of reconstruction rather than an exact recall of fixed events, embracing the various elaborations, distortions, and omissions. Part dance, part concert, it’s…

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Tara Cheyenne Performance

February 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Body Parts Saturday February 25 | 7:30pm Written, choreographed and performed by veteran artist Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Body Parts is a solo piece in which she tries to perform her show but gets comically side-tracked by her own body issues. Something has gone terribly wrong! Part stand-up comedy, part Greek tragedy, part performance art, part contemporary dance, this show is the result of the ever-changing nature of creating art during a global pandemic and our inability to talk about our…

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