Category: Music

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie at BPAC

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: October 17, 2018
Cost: Regular $59  and Member $54. Can be purchased by telephone, online or in person: 905-681-6000, www.burlingtonpac.ca

Details: Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie will mark the one-year anniversary since Canada lost this important icon. This event will be a special evening to celebrate the man, the music and his legacy. Will include performances of Gord Downie songs and shared stories by Twin Flames, Bruce McCulloch, Tom Wilson, Danny Michel, Trent Severn, Matthew Barber, and Damhnait Doyle. Speakers will also include Chief R. Stacey Laforme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and Sarah Midanik, President & CEO of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Funds raised at this inaugural event will go directly to the DWF, and the designation of the Downie/Wenjack Fund Legacy Space at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre – the first performing arts centre in Canada to do so. Legacy Spaces are designated spaces that are dedicated to providing accurate information regarding Indigenous history and the journey of reconciliation.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples in Canada. In collaboration with the Wenjack family, the goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid the collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education and action. Funds raised through Legacy Spaces help support the development of resources for the spaces as well as DWF programming such as Legacy Schools, ReconciliACTIONs and events that serve to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together.

More Info:  www.burlingtonpac.ca/event-listings  @BurlingtonPAC  @burlington_pac

An Evening With Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at BPAC

Ricky Skaggs Courtesy of BPAC

Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: October 16, 2018 at 8pm
Cost: Tickets can be purchased at 905-681-6000 or online at www.burlingtonpac.ca or in person at BPAC Box Office.

Details: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) welcomes you to have ‘A Night on the Town’ with ‘Country Boy’ Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder. The legendary bluegrass superstar brings his roots revival jamboree ‘An Evening With Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder’ to the BPAC for its only stop in Southern Ontario.

Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY® Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music.

Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs.

Skaggs is due to be inducted into the revered Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 this fall. Skaggs was also inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame this September.

The 2018/2019 BPAC season will also include: LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie, Dean Brody: Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour, Martin Levac: Dance Into the Light, Royal Wood with special guest Elise LeGrow, A Next Generation Leahy Christmas, The Andy Kim Christmas, Holly Cole and much more!

More Info: The full schedule of BPAC Events is available here: www.burlingtonpac.ca/event-listings

 

Six Pianos at Koerner Hall

 


Where:
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West
When: October 12, 2018 at 8pm
Cost: Tickets from $22 to $67.50 and can be purchased at www.soundstreams.ca or 416.504.1282

Details: The musical spectacle that is Six Pianos opens Soundstreams’ 36th season at Koerner Hall. Showcasing a rich and varied contemporary repertoire for multiple pianos, exemplified by Steve Reich’s seminal work. There’s also a world premiere for multiple pianos from Canadian composer André Ristic, alongside works from Cage, Lutosławski, Alexina Louie and Colin McPhee. The performance features a who’s who of pianists/percussionists including Russell Hartenberger, Greg Oh, Stephanie Chua, Ryan Scott and Midori Koga.

More Info: www.soundstreams.ca  @soundstreams @soundstreams

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Opens Season with The Jim Cuddy Band


Where:
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: October 5, 2018 at 8pm
Cost: Tickets can be purchased by telephone, online or in person at 905-681-6000 or www.burlingtonpac.ca

Details: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) is proud to open their 8th Season with The Jim Cuddy Band and special guests Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley.

For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives.  With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook.

As one of the founding members and creative forces behind Blue Rodeo, Cuddy has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician, from the Order of Canada and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to countless JUNO Awards and a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Behind it all, is a simple devotion to his craft as a songwriter, which remains Cuddy’s tireless pursuit after more than three decades.

Cuddy’s creative drive led him, in 1998, to launch a solo career in conjunction with Blue Rodeo.  With Constellation, he continues to find new ways to balance personal reflection and plainspoken storytelling, remaining both intimate and accessible.

The 2018/2019 BPAC season will also include, Capturing Pablo Escobar: An Evening with Javier Pena and Steve Murphy, Cirque Le Roux: The Elephant In The Room, John McDermott Christmas, Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, Mike Super: Magic & Illusion, Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE, Gowan  and much more!

More Info: The full schedule of BPAC Events is available here: www.burlingtonpac.ca/event-listings

Heathers: The Musical at Hart House Theatre

Paige Foskett as Heather Duke, Mary Bowden as Heather Chandler, Becka Jay as Heather McNamara. Photo Credit by Scott Gorman

Where: Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
When: September 21 – October 6, 2018
Cost: Tickets range in price from $10 to $28 and can be purchased online at harthouse.ca

Details: WARNING: Coarse language, mature themes, sexual and graphic violence

Based upon the iconic film of the same name, Heathers: The Musical tells the tale of mean girls and murderous vengeance between outcasts and the popular in-crowd. With a twisted, pitch-black sense of humour and a rockin’ soundtrack, this musical explores some of today’s societal challenges with the backdrop of a 1980s high school social scene.

Book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe; Based on the film written by Daniel Waters; Directed by Jennifer Walls.

The musical cast includes:
Emma Sangalli, Veronica Sawyer
Justan Myers, Jason “J.D.” Dean
Mary Bowden, Heather Chandler
Paige Foskett, Heather Duke
Becka Jay, Heather McNamara
Moulan Bourke, Martha Dunnstock
Wade Minacs, Ram Sweeney
Aaron Cadesky, Kurt Kelly
Mark J. Umphrey, Big Bud Dean/Kurt’s Dad/Principal Gowan
Hunter Agnew, Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad
Rose-Ingrid Benjamin, Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom

More Info: harthouse.ca @HHTheatre  @HHTheatre

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