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Praising Frontline Workers

LIVE @ The Centre Fall Season to Pay Tribute to Frontline Workers

-The season opens with Scott Parsons on October 15-

LIVE @ The Centre makes its highly anticipated return to the Mainstage at Confederation Centre of the Arts this October with a diverse line-up that includes some of the region’s most talented and acclaimed artists. And this season the Centre will pay tribute to the Island’s frontline workers, who despite the risks, are keeping our province running through the pandemic.

Frontline workers can enter a draw via the Centre’s website for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Each draw will take place approximately one week prior to the specified show.

This season gets underway on October 15 with a performance from one of the Island’s most cherished and respected singer songwriters Scott Parsons. A true veteran of the Island’s music scene, Parsons combines his incredible musical talents with messages of social justice and inter-cultural understanding. 

October and November will also see performances from Juno award winner Rose Cousins, Classic Albums Live and their rendition of the Tom Petty Classic Damn the TorpedosMenopause the Musical, Vince the Messenger, and guitar virtuoso Don Ross.

Then, over the holidays, LIVE @ The Centre kicks into high gear with special Christmas themed events including performances by Lennie Gallant, Matt Andersen, and The East Pointers, as well as LIVE’s traditional choral performances with the Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus, and dance umbrella’s rendition of The Nutcracker.

“Our fall line-up truly has something for everyone,” says Campbell. “Whether you enjoy pop, rock, traditional, choral, dance, musical theatre or classical music, we’ve crafted a line-up that touches on a wide variety of musical styles and diverse talents from across the region and beyond.”

Tickets for the LIVE @ The Centre season go on sale today for Confederation Centre Members. To become a member and take advantage of priority ticket purchasing, please visit confederationcentre.com/membership . Tickets will open to the general public on Friday September 24th at noon. For information on the full LIVE @ The Centre line-up, and to purchase tickets, visit www.confederationcentre.com, and look for our insert in the October Buzz.

The winter/spring LIVE @ The Centre line-up will be announced later this year.

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The Symphony is Back

The Centre is proud to be the home venue of the PEI Symphony Orchestra and to be partnering with the Symphony as part of the Lou MacEachern Community Partnership Program. 🎻🎼🤝

This season will see the return of the full orchestra in four captivating programs, each guaranteed to delight the ear, fuel the imagination, and lift the heart. 

🎟 Season subscriptions are now available at: https://confederationcentre.com/…/peiso-2021-22-season…/

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Celebrating Labour Day

Please note that all Confed Centre properties will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labour Day.

Get a great start on your long weekend by checking out one of the last 3 performances of Old Stock at The Charlottetown Festival, taking a Ghost Walk guided tour, or by visiting the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

See everything that’s on at the Centre this weekend: https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/

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Vote for the Arts

Confederation Centre of the Arts is the province’s leader in performing arts, visual arts, arts education, and heritage programming.

Through the arts we help thousands of Islanders and visitors alike gain a deeper understanding of the origins and evolution of our country, and what it means to be Canadian today. 

Now is the time to remind candidates from all parties just how important the Centre is to the province and to the country! 🗳

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Honouring the Missing

New Work Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Now On Display at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

-Newly unveiled mural by Bronson Jacque will be in the gallery until December-

A new work of art on display at Confederation Centre Art Gallery puts a face on people whose lives have been forever altered by family members and friends who have gone missing. 

 “We have unveiled a very precious piece of art that is both substantially moving and memorable,” says Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWAPEI) President Matilda Ramjattan. “This is not just a project; it is ground-breaking work and sacred art that will help heal those affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. I get tears in my eyes every time I think about this project and the lives that were taken.” 

“It was very important to me to show that these missing and murdered Indigenous women are still here with us, in the hearts and minds of their families and loved ones,” explains Jacque. “That’s why each person in the mural is holding an object that belonged to their loved one, or a photo. But beyond that, I wanted the piece to reverse the colonial gaze…to take the power back, which is why each loved one is looking directly at those who gaze upon them.”

The as-yet-unnamed mural is on display in the gallery entrance stairwell.

“Confederation Centre is honoured to be given the opportunity to prominently display this important work, and to partner with the AWAPEI to create more awareness around MMIWG,” says Art Gallery Director Kevin Rice. “Bronson Jacque’s group portrait of ten women and girls who have experienced these tragedies is very impactful, and will be on display in the gallery until late December.”

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Amp Up for Song and Dance

Confederation Centre Amphitheatre to Host Two Shows This Summer

-“The Voices of Resilience” and “Street Fusion” will host free noon-time and evening performances through August 21-

The amphitheatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts will come to life this summer with two free shows intended to entertain, educate, and promote inter-cultural understanding.

“Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors has been together since their first show in 2011, this year marks 10 years together as the only Indigenous Theatre Company in Atlantic Canada,” says Julie Pellissier-Lush, one of the show’s creators. “See the beautiful sights, listen for powerful drums, learn a few traditional words in Mi’kmaq, and join us for a fun event in partnership with the Confederation Centre of the Arts and L’nuey that will make your heart happy.”

Performances of The Voices of Resilience will take place at noon from July 21-23 and again from July 26-31.

“Culture is learned in patterns; it is the values, behaviors, and connections shared by people,” says Ward. “Culture is also a way of coping with the world we live in. It resides in the hearts of everyone. It’s the way we see each other and appreciate our differences. It is also the way we find common ground. This show displays how distinct cultures can come together and create and celebrate each other.”

Performances of Street Fusion will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 pm, and on Saturdays at noon from August 4-21. 

“We are so blessed to be able to share these two unique and inspirational shows with audiences,” says Adam Brazier, Artistic Director of Performing Arts at the Centre. “The Centre is committed to promoting diversity, inclusiveness and inter-cultural understanding. These two shows will give audiences an opportunity to learn more about these cultures through performance and creativity.”

To reserve free tickets to these two shows, visit confederationcentre.com/whats-on/, or call the box office at 1-800-565-0278. The box office is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm.

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Pratt Joins Art Board

Confederation Centre of the Arts welcomes newest board member

-Ned Pratt comes to the Centre representing Newfoundland and Labrador-

The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts, is very pleased to announce the appointment of well-known St. John’s photographer Ned (Edwyn) Pratt to its national board of directors.

“Mr. Pratt has deep roots in his home province and is very well known for his outstanding photography and his experience in the arts and culture sector,” says Robert Sear, Confederation Centre Board Chair. “His deep connections in Newfoundland and Labrador will be invaluable in this new role and will help raise the Centre’s profile outside Prince Edward Island. We welcome him to the board and we thank him for accepting the nomination.” 

Upon graduation, Pratt worked as a freelance photo editor for the Sunday Express, a newspaper published in Newfoundland from 1989-1991. In subsequent years his work appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, MacLean’s, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic and the Financial Post.

His photography has been exhibited at the former Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, PREFIX Photo, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2012) and in Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North America at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (touring from 2012–16). He holds the 2017 Large Year Award from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador for Excellence in the Visual Arts. His work has been written about in various publications, including Canadian Art, CBC Arts, Momus, and Mason Journal. Pratt’s photographs are held in major public and corporate collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Mr. Pratt’s work was recently on exhibition at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery and showcased a decade of Pratt’s photography. The exhibition named “One Wave” highlighted Pratt’s aesthetic style in a formal conversation.

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