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February 2020

Met Opera Porgy and Bess | The Gershwins

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS  One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel…

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Death Café

February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Death Café facilitated by JayaLynda | FREE OCT 26 | NOV 23 | FEB 1 | APR 11 plus special cemetery walk Dave Phillips At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than…

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Tentacle Tribe

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS no intermission | post-show talkback Ghost Drawing from their wide scope of dance experience, co-founders Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund create conceptual hip–hop with a contemporary twist, while intermingling organic influences from earthly creatures. In this new work, the free-spirited pair known as Tentacle Tribe combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance, and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration.  “Six of Montreal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious…

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Élage Diouf

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Filled with irresistible rhythms that make fans bask in waves of contagious euphoria, Élage Diouf is a sensational Senegalese soul rocker. Recipient of outstanding awards: CBC’s Artiste Révélation Radio-Canada, JUNO World Music Album of the Year, FÉLIX World Music Album of the Year, and SOCAN Hagood Hardy – World Music prize, he officially made a name for himself in Canada in 2010! His music – a blend of pop, world, blues, folk and asiko – thrives…

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Birgit Freybe Bateman – УВИДЕННОЕ/ Mindful Vision

February 24, 2020 - March 8, 2020
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Opening reception - Friday February 21, 5:30-7:30pm Exhibit open daily from Monday February 24, 10am - 4pm Artist talk - Friday February 28, 12noon. Mindful Vision: Birgit Freybe Bateman talks and answers questions on her inspirations and and her life as a photographer.   In 2010 Birgit Freybe Bateman, to her surprise, was invited to show her photographs in Russia and the following year 67 of her images were hung in The Stroganoff Palace, which is part of The Russian Museum in…

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Met Opera Agrippina | HANDEL

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$13 – $22

BUY TICKETS George Frideric Handel Sung in Italian Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the…

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March 2020

Janina Fialkowska

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Janina Fialkowska (Music A series) For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine). Celebrated for her interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire, she is particularly distinguished as one of the great interpreters of the piano works of Chopin…

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John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson, and Scott White

March 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson, and Scott White (Music C series) Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot is a wander through the wonderfully crafted songs of one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, presented by musicians perfectly suited for the journey. John McLachlan’s trio has chosen over 25 songs from Lightfoot’s first ten, prolific years (1966 through 1976), and lovingly arranged them to include some of his rarely heard…

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Met Opera Der Fliegende Holländer | WAGNER

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$13 – $22

BUY TICKETS Richard Wagner Sung in German The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered…

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Choral Festival Workshop

March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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REGISTER with the ArtSpring Box Office or online from 10am, Monday January 6. You will also need to complete this REGISTRATION FORM. Early bird starts JAN 6 $130, after FEB 6 $160. Registration closes March 12. Includes music packet and one ticket to Sunday show plus Saturday dinner and snacks. Choral Festival Workshop with Morna Edmundson | MAR 19 - 22 Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival for women’s and men’s voices…

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Choral Festival Workshop Concert

March 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Choral Festival Workshop Concert  Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival for women’s and men’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna works with choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire. Thank you to Debbi P. Toole and Paul McManus for their generous sponsorship. Choral Festival Workshop with Morna Edmundson | MAR 19 - 22  

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Hiromoto Ida (Ichigo-Ichieh New Theatre)

March 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm | post-show talkback Birthday Present for Myself Hiromoto Ida (Ichigo-Ichieh New Theatre) Accomplished dancer-choreographer-actor Hiromoto Ida skillfully merges dance, theatre, classical music, and voice to tell the story of the old man, raising a glass of sake to himself in celebration on what will be his last birthday. Inspired by the subtlety and simplicity of Japanese Noh theatre through western contemporary dance and music, Hiromoto touches the hearts of audiences; exploring a shared moment through…

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April 2020

Met Opera Tosca | PUCCINI

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$13 – $22

BUY TICKETS Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900.…

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Death Café

April 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Death Café facilitated by JayaLynda | FREE OCT 26 | NOV 23 | FEB 1 | APR 11 plus special cemetery walk Dave Phillips At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than…

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Axis Theatre

April 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joseph A. Dandurand Axis Theatre (Theatre series) A family-friendly indigenous fable. Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds beautiful foods from around the world but be careful; stealing from her is dangerous business because Th'owxiya has developed a taste for children. When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw'atel, stealing a piece…

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Lions Gate Sinfonia with Joan Blackman

April 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 1:30pm The Best of Beethoven Lions Gate Sinfonia with Joan Blackman (Music B series) Lions Gate Sinfonia's stable core of professional union musicians includes the most respected musicians from the British Columbia music scene, including former members of the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and the CBC Radio Orchestra. One night, two Flutes; two Oboes; two Clarinets; two Bassoons; two French Horns; two Trumpets; six First Violins; five Second Violins; four Violas; four Cellos, and three…

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May 2020

Julie Nesrallah and Robert Kortgaard

May 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm My Favourite Things Julie Nesrallah and Robert Kortgaard (Music A series) Combine the superb musical talents of mezzo-soprano and noted CBC broadcaster (Tempo) Julie Nesrallah with those of concert pianist Robert Kortgaard, then add an eclectic program of songs from opera, musical theatre, folk, and jazz, and it sounds like spring. Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah is a singer, actress, and broadcaster who dazzles audiences with her super engaging personality, and her rich and deeply expressive voice. Program…

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Peggy Baker Dance Workshop – FluxDelux

May 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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REGISTER All abilities | 9-90 years FluxDelux is a no-experience-required workshop that creates a spontaneous choreography celebrating the poetics of space using a tailor-made iOS app. A simple set of guidelines set a group of people - on their feet or in their wheelchairs - in motion, creating ever-evolving, constantly recalibrating, gloriously eventful group choreography. Led by Peggy Baker, FluxDelux marries contemporary dance with cutting-edge new media technology designed by creative technologist Jacob Niedzwiecki. Movement instructions are delivered to pedestrians and…

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Peggy Baker

May 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  BUY TICKETS no intermission | post-show talkback unmoored This autobiographical storytelling work brings Peggy's deeply personal embodied life experience to the stage with B.C.-based Sarah Chase's innovative solo research. Peggy Baker is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding and influential contemporary dancers of her generation. Her unique abilities are the product of an education in both dance and theatre, pursued initially through the drama department of the University of Alberta, with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and…

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The Art of Rock n’ Roll Exhibit

May 21, 2020 - May 30, 2020
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Art of Rock n' Roll Exhibit open daily 10am - 4pm ArtSpring and Steffich Fine Art collaborate to bring the art of rock-n’-roll to the ArtSpring Gallery. The show will feature the photographic work of Dee Lippingwell, Canada’s premier rock concert photographer, along with the work of local favourite and well-known rock-music poster artist Bob Masse. This show will include Masse’s poster art done for the iconic “The Fillmore”. Opens May 21, 2020.

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Borealis String Quartet

May 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS bar 6:30pm Borealis String Quartet (Music B series) One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim and is known for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation. Thank you to Lyle & Susan Eide, and Mouat’s Clothing Co. for sponsoring this performance.

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June 2020

Makana Youth Choir Concert 2

June 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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BUY TICKETS Info coming soon. Thanks to John Lefebvre, Viva Chorale!, The Lost Chords, and Salt Spring Foundation for sponsoring this program.

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