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Arts Education Update

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Due to the advice of the public health officer, Confederation Centre has announced it will be unable to resume most arts education programs this spring. Below is a rundown of impacted on-site programs and departmental updates.

School of Performing Arts (SoPA)
The delivery of the Centre’s SoPA partnership with Holland College has transitioned online. The SoPA theatre and dance students will receive web-based training through the end of the semester.

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dance umbrella has cancelled all classes until next fall as well as the End-of-Year Showcase, scheduled for May 2.

“This announcement is a major disappointment for the students who work with such commitment and passion towards the goal of the May performance,” explains Peggy Reddin, director of arts education. “We wish we could celebrate the results of the year’s training together but will have to wait for the time when it’s safe to gather. We can’t wait to see you again soon!”

Confederation Centre box office is reaching out directly to patrons regarding refunds for the End-of-Year Showcase.

As for class tuition refunds, options include: transferring the payment as a credit to next year’s dance umbrella; a refund for the six weeks of cancelled classes; or, the possibility of receiving a charitable donation receipt in lieu of refund. If students and families wish to forward a credit to next year, or donate to the Centre, please contact Kayla Shaw, performingarts@confederationcentre.com<mailto:performingarts@confederationcentre.com>.

Visual Arts Programming
The spring session of visual arts classes has also been cancelled. The Centre is still hopeful that the summer visual art camps can place, and a further decision will be announced by June 1.

Visual Arts Educator Evan Furness is currently developing some web-based projects, such as ‘Art Class From Home’. These activities are for all-ages and will be profiled in the days ahead through Centre platforms.
“We’re looking forward to launching some online tools soon for people to experience at home,” says Furness. “During these challenging times, it’s important for us at the Centre to continue connecting with families and patrons at a distance.”

Choral Music
The Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers choirs are now both finished for the season. Also, the Voices of Spring and Choral Music on Holy Day concerts have been cancelled. Lastly, the April Youth Chorus Tour to Toronto was called off.

Music Director Don Fraser looks forward to the return of the Choral Programme next fall and the planning of a 2021 Youth Chorus Tour. Fraser is welcoming new members to sign up for both choirs for the 2020-21 season.

Public School Visits
Normally April is a very exciting month for school visits to the Centre. However, like most public programs, school tours of the Gallery and French language Arts Discovery Days have been cancelled.

Please continue to visit the Centre’s website <http://www.confederationcentre.com> and social media for up-to-date information on the Centre’s response to this evolving situation and new online resources.

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

On a Holy Day Has Been Cancelled

Choral Music Programme: On a Holy Day

 

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Performing at the Trinity United Church

The Centre’s adult choir, the Confederation Singers present Maurice Durufle’s ‘Requiem’ and a selection of shorter works at the historic Prince Street sanctuary, Trinity United Church, in Charlottetown.

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

Green Gables the Ballet is Rescheduled

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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 – 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

Adult: $39.50 (tax & fees included)
Senior/Student: $33.00 (tax & fees included)
Children(12 and under): $25.00 (tax & fees included)

Please Note: Previous show date was Thursday, April 9th, 7:30 pm. Ticket-holders have been contacted via email to inform them of the date change. Tickets for the original date will be honoured in every way for the new date. For more information about what happens when an event is postponed, click here.

About the Production

This monumental creation allows Ballet Jörgen to present a uniquely Canadian story to communities across the country. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ will be the first time the story has been authorised for creation as a full-length ballet.

This creation is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery. A full-sized symphonic ballet score will be created as an extended orchestration of the Anne of Green Gables – The Musical® made possible through a partnership with Avonlea Productions Ltd. and Erinsharn Productions Ltd.

Choreographer: Bengt Jörgen
Orchestrator: Alexander Levkovich
Set & Costume Design: Sue LePage

Synopsis

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.

The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Anne Shirley, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London, Prince Edward Island), is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew had originally decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew run their farm at Green Gables, which is set in the fictional town of Avonlea. Through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne instead.

Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and, at times, quite a dramatic individual. However, she is defensive about her appearance, despising her red hair and pale, thin frame. She is often quite talkative, especially when it comes to describing her fantasies and dreams. At first, stern and sharp Marilla says Anne must return to the orphanage, but after much observation and considering, along with Matthew’s strong liking to Anne, she decides to let her stay.

As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her imagination and talkativeness soon brighten up Green Gables.

Credits

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Anne of Green Gables- The Ballet™

Based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Score arranged from Anne of Green Gables – The Musical®, composed by
Norman Campbell.

Orchestration by Alexander Levkovich

Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ and other indicia
of Anne are trademarks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing 
Authority Inc.
used under licence by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Original choreography by Bengt Jörgen

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

Alan Doyle Postponed Until October

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Event Postponed to October 8, 2020

SHOW DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 8:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $62.00 (tax & fees included)

Previous show date was Tuesday, April 7th, 8:00 pm. Ticket-holders have been contacted via email (or will be contacted by phone if no email is associated with their account) to inform them of the date change. Tickets for the original date will be honoured in every way for the new date. For more information about what happens when an event is postponed, click here.

Please Note: This event is almost sold out, and only single seats are currently available. Please contact our Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm) if you would like to add your name to the wait list if you are looking for two or more seats together.

ALAN DOYLE
Rough Side Out Tour
with special guest Kelly Prescott

Alan Doyle brings his Rough Side Out Tour to Harbourfront Theatre with special guest Kelly Prescott. One night only!

One dollar from every ticket sold for this show will go to support the A Dollar A Day Foundation! Every online ticket purchased comes with one physical copy of Alan Doyle’s forthcoming EP (available February 14, 2020). Approximately 7 days after purchase, you will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your album. Canadian residents only. One CD per ticket. Not valid for Fan to Fan re-sale.

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