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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.

February 2020

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 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 seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as…

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March 2020

Colin James Blues Trio

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$67.50

BUY TICKETS TICKET SALES START FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, AT 10AM With his 19th album "Miles to Go" (2019), Colin James records nine new covers of his favourite artists...Howlin` Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Little Willie John and more, and adds two originals "I Will Remain" and "40 Light Years". "Miles to Go" follows up his "Blue Highway" album from 2016. Tunes from these albums and other hits from all of his albums will be the basis of the COLIN…

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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 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 and Mozart. Thank you to Joan Farlinger,…

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Vetta Presents Beethoven’s Birthday

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$5 – $20

BUY TICKETS What could be more fitting than the Kreutzer Sonata to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. Korngold - think late Romantic, virtuosity and drama. BEETHOVEN Kreutzer Sonata KORNGOLD Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand JANE COOP piano, JOAN BLACKMAN violin JASON HO violin, REBECCA WENHAM cello

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The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen + discussion panel

March 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10

BUY TICKETS Dr. May Cohen is a brilliant Canadian physician and women’s rights trailblazer. For over 60 years, she has advocated powerfully in Canada and internationally for women’s reproductive rights, women’s health and women physicians’ advancement — and, ultimately, for us all. May is widely recognized for her many contributions to women’s health, sexuality, abortion choice and human rights. Numerous medical awards bear her name. The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen explores Dr. Cohen’s life and career and…

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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 Early Morning Rain: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot 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 gems as well as iconic songs such as: If You Could Read…

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Met Opera Der Fliegende Holländer | WAGNER

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$13 – $22

BUY TICKETS 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 tableau reminiscent of a vast…

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Choral Festival Workshop with Morna Edmundson

March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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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. REGISTER with the ArtSpring Box Office or online from 10am, Monday January 6. You will also need to complete this…

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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 Birthday Present for Myself 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 the inner world and emotions of the old man, they are…

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April 2020

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until April 4, 2020

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 – $25

BUY TICKETS exitStageLeft presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen. Set in an all girls school, where women’s etiquette, religious rule and censorship are alive and well, four young women struggle to find their faith, sexuality and voice. After class one day Aurora (played by Kahlila Ball) presents a contraband copy of Romeo and Juliet to her three friends. The girls voraciously, and at times trepidatiously, devour the text. Through the voices of Shakespeare’s most iconic lovers the…

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Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until April 4, 2020

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 – $25

BUY TICKETS exitStageLeft presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen. Set in an all girls school, where women’s etiquette, religious rule and censorship are alive and well, four young women struggle to find their faith, sexuality and voice. After class one day Aurora (played by Kahlila Ball) presents a contraband copy of Romeo and Juliet to her three friends. The girls voraciously, and at times trepidatiously, devour the text. Through the voices of Shakespeare’s most iconic lovers the…

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Roland Paris at the Salt Spring Forum

April 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 – $20

BUY TICKETS The Salt Spring Forum welcomes Roland Paris to take questions and discuss, What is Canada's Place in the World? Can Canada still influence an increasingly chaotic World Order? Can its liberal values be protected in this post-truth time of anti-globalism? If anyone can speak to Canada’s place in the world then it is Roland Paris, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He has been senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada on Global affairs…

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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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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 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 of cheese…

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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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100 Women Who Care Salt Spring Island

May 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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100 Women Who Care Salt Spring Island is collective philanthropy initiative aimed at gathering a group of now almost 200 women to raise money for local charities in a novel way. It is a creative way of supporting local, charitable not-for-profits who are often constrained by funding models with limitations. Woven into this model is a powerful educational component whereby, through the presentations, members become more connected to the work of our local organizations. The aim is this: 100 women +…

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Vetta Presents the Dream Trio

May 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$5 – $20

BUY TICKETS A classic program of Haydn, Brahms and Schubert a perfect finale! HAYDN Piano Trio in Eb Minor “Jacob’s Dream” BRAHMS Piano Trio in C Minor SCHUBERT Piano trio in Eb Major ARTHUR ROWE piano JOAN BLACKMAN violin EUGENE OSADCHY cello

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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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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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September 2020

Between the Sheets

September 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 12, 2020

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$20 – $25

BUY TICKETS Written by Jordi Mand What begins as an ordinary parent teacher interview unravels into a gripping and raw confrontation between two women on the brink of disaster. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted

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Between the Sheets

September 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 12, 2020

ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$20 – $25

BUY TICKETS Written by Jordi Mand What begins as an ordinary parent teacher interview unravels into a gripping and raw confrontation between two women on the brink of disaster. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted

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