Category Archives: Music

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!

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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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

Crashing Into C-Town

Crash Test Dummies

| Homburg Theatre

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Formed in Winnipeg in 1988, Crash Test Dummies (CTD) roared onto the Canadian music landscape with the 1991 release of their debut album The Ghosts That Haunt Me. The rock group scored an international coup with their oddball hit ‘Mmm’ as well as top-charting singles ‘Swimming In Your Ocean’ and ‘Afternoons & Coffeespoons’

Subsequent successful albums cemented CTD’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. In 1995 alone, the band secured three Grammy Award nominations.

 

After touring the world for 2010’s Ooh La La, CTD agreed they were done. Said lead singer Dan Roberts, “Everyone was ready to move on in their lives. I didn’t feel I had anything else to say—people had stopped listening to albums. Instead, everything was streaming. People only wanted to listen to one song, and then move on to the next band. I lost interest.”

Recently, however, the frontman has penned some of his most provocative lyrics. “I sat down one night after having written nothing in literally years, and out came a verse—I was rusty! But I stuck with it, until I managed to make it to say what I wanted to say.”

This led to more of the same, and soon Roberts was ready to put words to music. “Things grew organically from there. And here we are again!”

In 2018, the original lineup reunited to honour the 25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet. Now, together again for their 2019 tour, the Canadian group will be playing hits from that album, newer material, and fan favourites like ‘Superman’s Song’ and ‘The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead.’

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Green River On the Bay

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Classic Albums Live Performs Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River

| Homburg Theatre

Classic Albums Live is famous for its hyper-detailed recitals of essential rock albums. A perennial Centre must-see, Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians recreating the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. The concerts are delivered as a pop symphony. Don’t look for costumes and look-alike theatrics at these ‘rock recitals’, just pure musicianship and the songs that shaped a generation.

Green River is the third studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The second of three albums released by the hit-makers in 1969 produced fan-favourite and chart-dominating hits such as ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ ‘Green River,’ ‘Lodi,’ and ‘Commotion.’ Producer and primary songwriter John Fogerty’s own favourite CCR album, Green River was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the most vivid American rock since Music from Big Pink.” In 2003, the magazine listed the album at number 95 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

“It’s all about the music and duplicating it. This was serious and studious attention to detail.” -The Buzz

Learn more about Classic Albums Live at: classicalbumslive.com

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Cowboy Songs and Country Swing

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $34.50 (tax & fees included)

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Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres
featuring a Tribute to Buck Owens & the Bakersfield Sound

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres are a five-piece eclectic Country/Western & Swing ensemble that blends jazz, hillbilly, & folk with home-brewed Canadian ballads. The band features Cook centre-stage on acoustic guitar in his familiar thumb-picking fashion along with Kye Ehresman (drums), Dave Campbell (pedal steel), Jill Chambers (upright bass) and Phil Sedore (lead guitar). Their 2019 concerts include songs from Cook’s award-winning albums, most recently Having A Great Time (2018 Music Nova Scotia Country Recording of the Year), plus a special medley to Buck Owens & The Bakersfield Sound that you will not want to miss!

Buck Owens created the “Bakersfield Sound”, a distinct flavour of country music that opposed the “Nashville sound” charting 21 #1 hits on Billboard charts between 1963-1988. In this show you’ll hear the familiar songs of Buck’s catalog like “A Tiger by the Tail”, “Waitin in your Welfare Line”, “Together Again”, and collaborations/cover songs Buck worked into his shows of artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Ringo Starr, The Band, and Dwight Yoakam.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Live and Alive Classics

 

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $42:00 tax & fees included

Classic Albums Live brings Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River & greatest hits to Harbourfront Theatre. CCR was one of America’s greatest bands. Their music reached out and got an entire continent rocking.

Hit after hit, no other band delivers that big of a collection of instantly recognizable, toe tapping songs such as “Bad Moon Rising”, “Green River”, “Proud Mary”, “Have You Seen the Rain”, “Born on the Bayou”, and more.

Classic Albums Live will honor the legacy of CCR by performing their Green River album and their greatest hits note for note – cut for cut.

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