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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

In the Looking Glass

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Artists by Artists

Who makes art and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the collection.
Curated by Pan Wendt

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

The Debbie Show

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Views from the Desk

After almost 24 years of greeting gallery guests, and witnessing close to 50 percent of the exhibitions mounted in the gallery, receptionist Debbie Muttart shares her favourite pieces from the vault of the art gallery.

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

Sing Along with Messiah

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Choral Music Programme: Sing Along Messiah

| St. James Presbyterian Church

During this popular festive gathering with the Confederation Singers, the audience is encouraged to sing along with the choir while it performs selections from George Frederic Handel’s renowned choral work. Presented at the stunning Kirk of St. James, admission is by donation in support of the Centre’s 2019 Youth Chorus Tour to New York City.

 

Written in 1741, Messiah is the most famous creation of German composer George Frederic Handel, and its performance still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer’s death. Ludwig van Beethoven himself, citing Messiah, said that Handel was the “greatest composer that ever lived.”

Donations gathered at this concert in support of the 2020 Youth Chorus Tour to Toronto.

Link to choral music page

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 Fortunate Christmas

| The Mack

Fortunate Ones duo Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien know a lot about what it takes to make a good partnership.

Their sophomore album, HOLD FAST, is a study in resilience and community and sees the duo stretching their musical muscles into new, fully realized sonic territory. Filled with the familiar and effortless harmony, boundless energy and optimism that has gained the duo thousands of fans, HOLD FAST, produced by ECMA award winning producer, Daniel Ledwell, is a collective effort that has yielded songs from a pair whose humility and quiet dignity belies a roaring artistic heart. The title track “Hold Fast” hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart and remained in the Top 20 for 10 weeks. The album also took home three Music NL Awards in 2018: Pop Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for Northern Star (directed by Jason Levangie) and Album of the Year.

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Expect choice selections from across their albums, including All Will Be Well, their holiday recording that features both classic and original songs about the duo’s own joy and nostalgia for the season. For Fortunate Ones, Christmas is a time of year for reflection, appreciation, and gratitude and they hope that these sentiments come through with this intimate and heart-warming live show.

“Fortunate Ones are fully contemporary, yet when you watch them you can’t help but feel you’re watching the ‘next in line’ of great Newfoundland entertainers.”
— Tom Power, CBC Radio

“Fortunate Ones are a rare gem. Two voices singing as one.”
— Alan Doyle, Great Big Sea

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

Give the Gift of the Centre

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Holiday Giving just got more rewarding. With every 50 dollars in gift cards you buy you’ll get 10 Centre Bucks! Which means you save 10 dollars on your next Centre experience. And the best part? Your 10 Centre Bucks are redeemable at Confederation Centre for tickets, retail and arts education:

  • Charlottetown Festival  |  Valid for 2020 Charlottetown Festival tickets
  • LIVE @ The Centre | Valid for 2020 LIVE @ The Centre series
  • Showcase |  Redeemable at The Showcase Giftshop regular priced items   |  Not valid on books, CDs and consignment items
  • Arts Education |  Valid on 2020 programming

Buy Online or Visit the Box Office or The Showcase. Offer ends December 24, 2019.

*Centre Dollars have no monetary value and are not valid with any other offer or promotion. No copies or facsimiles will be accepted. Promotion ends Dec 24, 2019.

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

An East Coast Christmas

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The Barra MacNeils bring their latest seasonal show to the Confederation Centre on Wednesday December 18 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at the Confederation Centre Box Office.

A traditional favourite, the Barra MacNeils’ An East Coast Christmas is a treat for the whole family.  The five siblings are known for their brilliant instrumentals, ringing harmonies and delightful flair for story-telling.  Their unique seasonal show is crafted each year to bring a special Celtic spin on traditional favourites and original east coast treasures with songs, stories and dance. Their stunning rendition of O Holy Night is just one of the many highlights that brings audiences to their feet.  Fans can also look forward to gems like Ave Maria, Christmas in Killarney, and Auld Lang Syneamong an array of originals and seasonal delights.

Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, they are deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history.  Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal.

The Barra MacNeils live concert experience is family entertainment at its highest level, leaving memories that will last beyond the season for a lifetime.

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