Performing Arts Series
Welcome to the 2013-14 season
of the Acadia Performing Arts Series!
The 2013-14 season opens with dynamic pianist Michael Kaeshammer and, in October, Symphony Nova Scotia offers an all-Mozart program conducted by Bernhard Gueller. November brings the Amstel Saxophone Quartet from the Netherlands and Jeunesses Musicales of Canada presents one of Puccini’s master works, La Bohème. The Barra MacNeils Christmas is a special series add-on in December. The Tom Regan Concert will open the second half of the season with a display of talent from the Acadia School of Music. Diomira from Debut Atlantic will take the stage in February and pianist Lucas Porter from Port Williams performs a recital in March. The series winds up with Sinfonia Atlantic, a chamber wind ensemble performing music that was probably performed in the court of Catherine the Great.
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Saturday, September 14 2013 at 7:30 pm
Michael Kaeshammer Trio
Michael Kaeshammer doesn’t simply wow you with his chops; he invites you in and talks to you. Yes, he’s a gifted singer and songwriter, a highly trained technician and interpreter and an incendiary piano player. But also, he’s a consummate host.
“If you haven’t seen him live, you haven’t really experienced him in his true element.”
– Montreal Gazette’s Bernard Perusse
Saturday, October 5 2013 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Nova Scotia
Saturday, November 9 2013 at 7:30 pm
Amstel Saxophone Quartet
Always surprising, uplifting, educational, innovative and swinging. Music for the saxophone quartet is an ensemble of the twentieth and twenty- first centuries, but Bach too would take his hat off to the Amstel Quartet.
“The Amstel Quartet changes even the simplest work into a breathtaking diamond."
– Het Parool, Amsterdam
Wednesday, November 27 2013 at 7:30 pm
Puccini’s La Bohème
Special extra! (not included in series)
Saturday, December 15 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Barra MacNeils ChristmasWidely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world, the six MacNeil siblings hail from Sydney Mines and have numerous critically-acclaimed recordings both instrumental and vocal to their credit.
The Barra MacNeils live concert experience brings family entertainment steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry.
Saturday, January 18 2014 at 7:30 pm
Tom Regan ConcertOur annual showcase of the diversity and depth of the musical talent at Acadia. Always a special evening!
Sunday, February 16 2014 at 7:30 pm
Dinuk Wijeratne, piano/composer, Joseph Petric, accordion, Nick Halley, percussion
Performing works composed by their founder Dinuk Wijeratne, Diomira‘s music explores the Persian poetry of Omar Khayyam, the fantastical prose of Jorge Luis Borges, Flamenco and the intricate rhythms of the Indian Classical tradition. The trio’s critically-acclaimed literary and globally-inspired program was immediately recorded by the CBC.
Saturday, March 1 2014 at 7:30 pm
Lucas Porter, piano
Lucas Porter from Port Williams is the youngest recipient of the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition. From Chopin to Wagner, Lucas Porter will
transport you through the works of romantic composers and the immortal couples of Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde. “The pianist had superb control of the instrument, especially in the Ravel and Prokofiev. Brilliant technique...” – Ireneus Zuk, Hnatyshyn Foundation
Sunday, March 16 2014 at 7:30 pm
Atlantic Sinfonia Atlantique
A subscription saves 26% compared to single ticket prices, the equivalent of two performances free! Plus, subscribers have first choice of seats, and they’re yours for the season.
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2012-13 subscribers have until May 15 to renew their seats for 2013-14. The cost of a subscription is 26% less than single tickets, the equivalent of seeing two concerts free! Help us keep our costs down by placing your order now. As a renewing subscriber, you have the option of keeping the same seats or requesting a change. Changes will not be processed until after May 15.
New subscribers are also encouraged to sign up now. As a new subscriber, your seat selection will begin after current subscribers have renewed. New subscribers will be assigned seats in the same sequence that their orders are received, so don’t delay, sign up now!
Any remaining seats will be available on the day of the performance one hour before the start for half the regular price. Student ID required for each student ticket.
Subscriptions or tickets for individual performances may be purchased at the Acadia University Box Office at the Arena Complex. Subscriptions only until August 15; individual performances go on sale August 16.
Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 4 pm. The box office at the performance venue is open one hour before the start of the concert.
Subscription Rates: 8 Performances (All prices include HST)
Single Ticket Prices: On sale August 16, 2013 (All prices include HST)
Call 542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK (8425). A service charge applies to telephone orders and mailing of tickets. The Acadia University Box Office accepts cash, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard & American Express.
To order tickets, click the following link: http://boxoffice.acadiau.ca
To order subscriptions to the Performing Arts Series, click the following link: https://go.acadiau.ca/PAS/pas.jsp
To Inquire or Comment
Call 585-1282 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to a member of the Performing Arts Committee:
Chair: Peter Walker, Community Volunteer
Treasurer: John Connelly, Community Volunteer
Fred Chipman, Community Volunteer
Valerie Graham, Acadia student
Anna Kiefte, Acadia Department of Physics
Sheila McCurdy, Community Volunteer
David Morris, Community Volunteer
Murray Phillips, Community Volunteer
Christine Reed, Community Volunteer
Paula Rockwell, Acadia School of Music
Peter Smith, Series Coordinator
Bob Stead, Community Volunteer
Jennifer White, Community Volunteer
By e-mail: email@example.com
By telephone: (902) 585-1282
Performing Arts Series,
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
THE FINE PRINT
Scents and Sensibility: In consideration of the comfort of others, please refrain from using scented products when attending the Performing Arts Series.
We regret that babes-in-arms are not permitted at these performances.
Programs, artists and venues are subject to change without notice.