Category Archives: Music

French English Old Acadian Songs

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February 07, 2020 at 7:30pm at The Guild

Fayo, Sirène & Matelot (featuring Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard), SoPA World Music Ensemble, Vishtèn, and special guests. Step into the multicultural world of Music Mosaic featuring some highly accomplished Music PEI Week award nominees: Fayo, Sirène & Matelot (Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard), SOPA World Music Ensemble, Vishtèn, and special guests. Fayo is a french singer-songwriter by the name of Mario Leblanc. Residing in Mont Carmel, Fayo writes and sings in chiac, a bilingual dialect mixing french, english, and old Acadian words.

Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard formed the duo Sirène & Matelot and released their self-titled debut album in 2019. With Sirène & Matelot, they wanted to explore songwriting that reflects not only their roots and influences but also their concerns about the current state of the world. Their voices blend seamlessly and their melodies reach beyond language barriers. The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) World Music Ensemble are students in the popular performing arts program in Charlottetown. They will showcase a variety of different musical genres and instrumentation. For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences.

 

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Running Down the Highway

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Performance Date: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

Premium Seats (Rows A-G): $50.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular Seats: $45.00 (tax & fees included)

VaughnCo Entertainment
presents
The Highwaymen Tribute

VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present the world’s most exciting tribute to The Highwaymen!

Perhaps the greatest country music singing group in history, The Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music hits to millions of fans.

Watch in amazement as Bob Gill, Jim Yorfida & Guy Mellanson emulate their heroes – Waylon, Johnny, Willie and Kris with hit after hit that will keep you clapping, stomping your feet and singing along. These three are backed up by their excellent five-piece band.

You will be amazed as each song is sung and performed with precision just as if you were seeing the original group performing.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

 

Turning the Page

Steven Page and The P.E.I. Symphony Set to Command Centre Stage

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents Barenaked Ladies founder with the Island’s symphony on January 18

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Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre returns this month, beginning a riveting winter season of live concerts, choral music, and dance recitals at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The second half of the 2019-20 LIVE calendar kicks off with a must-see affair in the Homburg Theatre on Saturday January 18, sponsored by Charm Diamond Centres. Canadian icon Steven Page will join forces with the PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) for a thrilling fusion of pop and classical.

Page – who will also be joined by Kevin Fox on cello and Craig Northey on guitar – can’t wait to get things going. “We’re going to feature solo stuff, stuff from my latest albums Heal Thyself parts one and two, and some good-old Barenaked Ladies material,” he offers in a recent interview.

For this show, the Barenaked Ladies (BNL) co-founder will take centre stage with his powerful tenor, quick wit, and an arsenal of songs from his 30-year catalogue. Page will playguide through an evening featuring songs from his solo career as well as BNL classics as only he can sing them.

Featuring the lush accompaniment of PEISO, Page will perform BNL hits at this concert, like Jane,’ ‘Brian Wilson’, and ‘Old Apartment’, as well as newer music.

The PEISO is the Island’s community-based symphony orchestra and includes more than 75 members. The Symphony presents seasonal concerts each year, as well as accompanying major touring names like Page, David Myles, and others.

Page says going solo was originally a huge learning curve, given his decades with the band. “I had been in the band since I was 18, and it was my identity. I only knew how to live as a member of that band. And suddenly, it was just me,” he reflects.

“It required a major shake-up, but it allowed me the opportunity to say ‘yes’ to so many things…I’ve gotten to do so much. I’ve learned from all my experiences, and the biggest thing I learned was that being solo doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.”

One of those collaborations is with Halifax’s Daniel MacIvor. The pair wrote a musical based on Page’s last two albums called Here’s What It Takes, which will debut at the 2020 Stratford Festival.

Join Page and the PEISO, LIVE @ the Centre on January 18 in the Homburg Theatre. Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Being the Bee Gees

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium Seats (Rows A-G): $50.00 tax & fees included
Regular Seats: $45.00 tax & fees included

VaughnCo Entertainment Presents
BEE GEES GOLD –The Ultimate Bee Gees Tribute

Bee Gees Gold is the ultimate salute and tribute experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime – LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry), Daryll Borges (Robin), & Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, this show gives you a sensation that will make you blurt out: “Wow..I’ve just seen and heard the Bee Gees!”

Backed by a live band, this Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s. John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail like no other.

From their looks to their falsettos, this group puts on a one-of-a-kind tribute performance to the Bee Gees. They’ll be performing such early hits as “Massachusetts” & “I Started a Joke” to the later disco classics “Stayin’ Alive,” & “You Should Be Dancing.” Experience it for yourself this January.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Opera Wax Cylinders and First Nation

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $39.50 (tax & fees included)

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Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new.

Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I’m doing this work as there’s only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It’s crucial that we’re using our language because, if you lose the language, you’re losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”

Jeremy Dutcher was awarded the Polaris Music Prize in 2018 for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

A Fascinating Ladies Christmas

Christmas in Victoria with The Fascinating Ladies

TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Nov. 30 @ 7:30 pm and Dec. 1 @ 2pm
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Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with two special shows at the Victoria Playhouse. Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy great music and complimentary seasonal treats.

The Fascinating Ladies, starring Catherine O’Brien, Allison Kelly and Kelley Mooney, are back exploring holiday classics in the style of your favourite female artists from the last century! They’ll share their best-loved Christmas hits made popular by such greats as the Andrews Sisters, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, The Judds, Sarah McLachlan and more!

A Fascinating Ladies Christmas is a confection of favourites like White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, and Christmas Waltz, with beautiful three-part harmonies – all wrapped up in The Fascinating Ladies style, with wit, warmth and good cheer!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Paying Homage to the Silence

Into the Silent Land

UPEI Wind Symphony

| Homburg Theatre

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The UPEI Wind Symphony will present its final recital of the Fall semester on November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Homburg Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon the Wind Symphony will present “Into the Silent Land” as the centrepiece of its programming. This profoundly emotional work reflects on the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where twenty children and six educators were killed by a gunman. Written by American Steve Danyew, who attended this school for grades 3 -5, “Into the Silent Land” is both a funeral march and lament. It communicates through music the grief felt by the families of lost ones. Danyew incorporates an excerpt from Christina Rossetti’s poem “Remember”, which will be narrated by Shannon Mullally, a twelve-year old Grade 6 student from Shannon Park Elementary School in Dartmouth.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse