Performing Arts Series

Welcome to the 2014-15 season
of the Acadia Performing Arts Series!

tl_files/sites/artsacadia/resources/2014/promovideo50.jpg The 2014-15 series opens with the twin pianos of the dynamic Duo Turgeon, followed by the Zodiac Trio with a beautiful program for clarinet, violin and piano. In November, the celebrated Elmer Iseler Singers will display their unique brand of choral excellence. Tafelmusik, Canada’s premier baroque orchestra, presents the Galileo Project with its stunning images accompanied by the music of the period. Measha Brueggergosman’s 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. Symphony Nova Scotia offers a special treat: a Mendelsohn double concerto for violin and piano. Gypsy jazz by Christine Tassan et les Imposteures will heat up the first day of spring and we’ll conclude with a contemporary program by Ballet Jörgen Canada.

The best way to stay up to date with the latest news is to click here to be added to the Performing Arts Series e-mail list.
—Acadia Performing Arts Committee
The Festival Theatre is at 504 Main Street, Wolfville. Convocation Hall is in the main Administration Building off University Avenue.

Subscription Information | Ticket Purchase Information

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Saturday, September 20 2014 at 7:30 pm  
Festival Theatre

Duo Turgeon

Canadian pianists Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon are critically acclaimed as one of the top piano duos of our time. Since 1996 they have given hundreds of performances, and festival appearances have taken them across North America and Europe.
“ was a pleasure to hear these two natural musicians who breathe, think and play as one National Post

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Thursday, October 16 2014 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Zodiac Trio
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet;
Vanessa Mollard, violin;
Riko Higuma, piano

The Trio enjoys a concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes the contemporary with the traditional. The trio displays uncompromising musicianship and nuances of phrasing that place them among the world’s finest chamber ensembles.
“...all excellent, talented and committed…. The audience responded with unbridled enthusiasm.”
Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review
Saturday, November 8 2014 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Elmer Iseler Singers

One of Canada’s premier professional chamber choirs, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014, returns to the Maritimes by popular demand. Lydia Adams, the choir’s illustrious director, hails from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The choir has built an enviable reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and recordings throughout Canada, the United States and around the world.

“Their presentation was faultless: perfect pitch, tone, timing – everything."    – Vernon Morning Star



Saturday, November 29 2014 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Jeanne Lamon, Music Director
The Galileo Project:
Music of the Spheres

Conceived, scripted & programmed by Alison Mackay Explore the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries in this imaginative concert commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik musicians perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers.

“It’s breathtaking...the achievement here is enough  to make the stars weep.” - Sarah Liss,

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Special extra! (not included in series)

Sunday, December 14 2014 at 7:30 pm
Convocation Hall

Measha’s Christmas
with Measha Brueggergosman

Noted by the San Francisco Chronicle  as “a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity”, soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day. She is critically acclaimed by the international press as much for her innate musicianship as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years.
“Everything she sings is radiated by an instinctive musicality, breadth of phrasing and generosity of spirit.”
- Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph (UK)
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Saturday, January 24 2015 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Tom Regan Concert

Acadia School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends. Our annual showcase of the diversity and depth of the musical talent at Acadia. Always a special evening!
Saturday, February 28 2015 at 7:30 pm
Convocation Hall

Symphony Nova Scotia

Bernhard Gueller, conductor,
Featuring Terence Tam, violin
and Lorraine Min, piano

Former Symphony Nova Scotia concertmaster Terry Tam returns “home” for a rare joint performance with his wife and musical partner, pianist Lorraine Min taking on Mendelssohn’s delightful Double Concerto. Plus: hear Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony, a warm and expressive journey through nature.
“We are, in this province, exceedingly fortunate to have them (Symphony Nova Scotia).”
- Stephen Pedersen, Chronicle-Herald


Saturday, March 21 2015 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

 Tireless explorers of the Gypsy Jazz world, this original four-woman band offers a sparkling new show with subtle harmonies and modern inflections, not to mention a jazz base, an assortment of brilliant songs, a pinch of Cuban flavours, a hint of Argentinian tango, a dash of poetry, an exquisite Quebec bouquet, and a great deal of humor.
“Their stage act is full of spirit, humour and camaraderie and they  readily engage the audience...”
- CBC News, Saskatchewan



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Sunday, April 12 2015 at 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre

Ballet Jörgen Canada: Formation

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents cutting-edge contemporary works with Formation: an evening of ballet celebrating the company’s role as one of Canada’s pre-eminent builders of new ballets. The feature piece of Formation is Bouffonia. a brand-new work by Robert Desrosiers.

“Classical dance with an edge.” - Deirdre Kelly, Globe and Mail


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Subscribe and Save!

A subscription saves 25% 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.

In addition, 2014-15 Performing Arts Series subscribers will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • discount tickets to Two Planks and a Passion’s 2014
    summer outdoor season featuring The Miracle Man by Allen Cole & Michael O’Brien and Dustbowl Joan by Fire a fireside re-telling of the story of Joan of Arc,at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (season opens July 12).
  • discount tickets to Valley Summer Theatre’s 2014 season, opening July 3 at the Al Whittle.
  • a $10 discount on a Deep Roots Music festival pass Sept. 26-28.
  • discount tickets for Measha’s Christmas
  • discounts on other events throughout the year



Subscribe and Win!

  • Renew your existing subscription (or order a new one) by April 30, 2014 and you’ll be eligible to win a pair of tickets to a Valley Summer Theatre production in Wolfville.
  • Renew your existing subscription (or order a new one) by May 31, 2014 and you’ll be eligible to win a pair of tickets to Two Planks and a Passion’s The Miracle Man by Allen Cole & Michael O’Brien at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.
  • Renew your existing subscription (or order a new one) by June 30, 2014 and you’ll be eligible to win brunch for four at the Old Orchard Inn.
  • Renew your existing subscription (or order a new one) by July 31, 2014 and you’ll be eligible to win a pair of tickets to a Halifax concert by Symphony Nova Scotia (selected performances) plus a night’s accommodation at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites.

Subscription Renewal

2013-14 subscribers have until April 30 to renew their seats for 2014-15. The cost of a subscription is 25% 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 1. Renew here!

If you do not renew by May 1, your seats will be released.

Pay by installments: Your subscription can be paid in 4 equal payments charged to your credit card in June, July, August and September. A small service charge applies.

New subscriptions

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!

Rush tickets

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.

Ticket Purchase information

Subscriptions or tickets for individual performances may be purchased at the Acadia University Box Office at the Arena Complex. Subscriptions only until July 31; individual performances go on sale August 1.
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)

ADULT: $173 ...with Measha’s Christmas: $203
STUDENT: $110 ...with Measha’s Christmas: $134
Single Ticket Prices: On sale August 1, 2014 (All prices include HST)
Duo Turgeon, Zodiac Trio, Iseler Singers, Tom Regan Concert, Tassan
Tafelmusik, Symphony, Ballet Jorgen
Measha’s Christmas
Telephone orders
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.
On-line orders
To order tickets (after August 1), click the following link:
To order subscriptions to the Performing Arts Series, click the following link:
To Inquire or Comment
Call 585-1282 or send an e-mail to or talk to a member of the Performing Arts Committee:

Chair: Peter Walker, Community Volunteer
Vice-Chair: Murray Phillips, Community Volunteer
Secretary: Christine Reed, community volunteer
Treasurer: John Connelly, Community Volunteer
Christoph Both, Acadia School of Music
Fred Chipman, Community Volunteer
Valerie Graham, Acadia student
Anna Kiefte, Acadia Department of Physics
Sheila McCurdy, Community Volunteer
David Morris, Community Volunteer
Peter Smith, Series Coordinator
Jennifer White, Community Volunteer
Contact us
By e-mail:
By telephone: (902) 585-1282
By mail:
Performing Arts Series,
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6


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.