Tal­ented duo giv­ing Gar­den Room con­cert

Annapolis Valley Register - - ARTS -

WOLFVILLE, NS - A de­but At­lantic pre­sen­ta­tion by the duo Bouey-doucet on vi­olin and pi­ano is com­ing to Wolfville.

Ap­pear­ing in the Gar­den Room at the Irv­ing Cen­tre on Oct. 15, Christina Bouey and An­dré Doucet will be on a tour of 10 cen­tres in all four At­lantic prov­inces.

Their pro­gram in­cludes Vaughan Wil­liams (The Lark As­cend­ing), which is one of his most fa­mil­iar, and beau­ti­ful pieces, along with vi­olin and pi­ano sonatas of Faure, De­bussy, and Saint-saens.

These two ex­tra­or­di­nary At­lantic Cana­di­ans have joined forces to bring their mu­si­cal gifts back home. Bouey is from Prince Ed­ward Is­land and New Brunswick is pi­anist Pierre-an­dré Doucet’s home.

Bouey has been praised by the New York Times for play­ing “beau­ti­fully.” Among her awards and prizes are the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Com­pe­ti­tion, Osaka In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber Com­pe­ti­tion, Hugo Kortchak Award for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in cham­ber mu­sic, Heida Her­manns In­ter­na­tional String Com­pe­ti­tion, Cana­dian Na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Queens Con­certo Com­pe­ti­tion, and the Bal­sam Duo Com­pe­ti­tion.

She grad­u­ated from the Man­hat­tan School of Mu­sic (2013) with a pro­fes­sional stud­ies cer­tifi­cate in or­ches­tral per­for­mance, study­ing with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim as a full schol­ar­ship stu­dent, (2012) with a pro­fes­sional stud­ies cer­tifi­cate, study­ing with Lau­rie Smuk­ler, and in 2011 she re­ceived a Mas­ter of Mu­sic while study­ing with Nicholas Mann. Her Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic (Mag­num cum laude) is from The Bos­ton Con­ser­va­tory, where she stud­ied as a full-schol­ar­ship stu­dent.

Bouey is cur­rently serv­ing as con­cert­mas­ter of the Cayuga Cham­ber Or­ches­tra, and is a mem­ber/founder of the Ulysses String Quar­tet. She plays a 1900 Scaram­pella on gen­er­ous loan from the Canada Coun­cil In­stru­ment Bank.

Praised for his colour­ful play­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing writ­ing, pi­anist and au­thor, Doucet is one of Canada’s most cap­ti­vat­ing young artists. He pre­miered with Sym­phony New Brunswick in 2007, un­der mae­stro Ai­rat Ich­moura­tov, and has since per­formed with sev­eral or­ches­tras in Que­bec and South Africa. An en­gag­ing cham­ber mu­si­cian and col­lab­o­ra­tive pi­anist, he re­cently won a po­si­tion in the in­au­gu­ral Lin­coln Cen­ter Stage pi­ano quin­tet aboard the MS Kon­ings­dam, a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Lin­coln Cen­ter of New York and Hol­land Amer­ica Line.

Win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Knigge Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion, the Au­di­tions Je­unes Artistes de Ra­dio-canada and the At­lantic Young Artist Com­pe­ti­tion, Doucet has also been a prizewin­ner at the Women’s Mu­si­cal Club of Toronto Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Award Com­pe­ti­tion, the Na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, the Cana­dian Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion, and the CFMTA Na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion. He was also awarded the Best Per­for­mance of Con­tem­po­rary Mu­sic Prize at the Ibiza In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion, the Best Per­for­mance of a Cana­dian Work Prize at the Prix d’europe, as well as the Dorothy Buck­ley Prize for the In­ter­pre­ta­tion of Cana­dian Mu­sic.

As a writer, Pierre-an­dré Doucet has been awarded the An­to­nine Mail­let-acadie Vie Lit­er­ary Award for Kilomé­trage. His first col­lec­tion of po­etry and short sto­ries, Sorta comme si on était déjà là (Édi­tions Prise de pa­role), was shortlisted for the Prix lit­téraire Émie-ol­livier, and earned him the Dis­cov­ery of the Year award at the Gala des Prix Éloizes.

The Wolfville con­cert of these two tal­ented per­form­ers is set for 2 p.m.

Fundy Cinema screens Whose Streets?

Film­mak­ers Sabaah Fo­layan and Da­mon Davis present a vi­brant first­hand and un­flinch­ing look at how the killing of 18-year-old un­armed teenager Michael Brown in Fer­gu­son, Mis­souri in­spired a com­mu­nity to fight back and sparked the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment. Whose Streets? screens Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Al Whit­tle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Also at Al Whit­tle Theatre on Oct. 11 is a screen­ing of Af­ter­im­age by renowned Pol­ish di­rec­tor An­drzej Wa­jda whose fi­nal film is a pas­sion­ate biopic about avant-garde artist Władysław Strzemi ski, a dou­ble am­putee and rest­less force of na­ture who re­fused to bend to the Stal­in­ist or­tho­doxy of so­cial re­al­ism and su­per­fi­cial pos­i­tivism in post­war Lodz. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Tick­ets for Whose Streets? and Af­ter­im­age are $9. Tick­ets go on sale 30 min­utes be­fore each screen­ing. Go On­line: fundycin­ema.ca https://www.face­book.com/fundycin­ema-1692183731024542

Call 902-542-1050

Live per­for­mances at King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre in An­napo­lis Royal has a great lineup of live per­for­mances com­ing up.

-- Bouey-doucet Duo is on Oct.

21. De­but At­lantic brings us this pow­er­house pair for a vi­olin/ pi­ano per­for­mance that will ig­nite the stage.

-- Len­nie Gal­lant: Search­ing for Abeg­weit is on Oct. 27. Len­nie Gal­lant re­turns with songs from the hit mu­si­cal that has been play­ing to sold-out au­di­ences across At­lantic Canada.

-- Buffy Sainte-marie is on Nov.

4. Just a few tick­ets left for this once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence Sainte-marie in the in­ti­macy of such a small theatre.

-- Leisa Way: Oh Canada We Sing for Thee Thurs­day is on Nov.

9. Leisa Way re­turns to King’s af­ter wow­ing our au­di­ences with her Patsy Cline trib­ute a few years ago. Way and her band de­liver hits by Canada’s most beloved singers and song­writ­ers. Go On­line: www.kingsthe­atre.ca https://www.face­book.com/kingsthe­atre­an­napolis­royal/

Box Of­fice and Gen­eral In­quiries: 902-532-7704

24-hour Info Line: 902-532-5466

Shields play at Cen­tre Stage Theatre

An­other play by a Cana­dian play­wright will be pre­sented in the Up­per Per­for­mance Cen­tre At Cen­tre Stage Theatre in Kentville on Oct. 20 ,21, 22M, 27, 28, 29M.

Set in a busy Cana­dian air­port, De­par­tures and Ar­rivals show­cases Carol Shields’ mas­tery of di­a­logue through a se­ries of 22 sep­a­rate scenes which bring the thoughts and con­cerns of or­di­nary peo­ple to life. Each scene ex­plores the hu­man con­di­tion with wit and skill and re­veals Shields’ deep un­der­stand­ing of the hid­den mean­ing and larger truths found be­neath the sur­face of ev­ery­day life.

Cast Mem­bers in or­der of ap­pear­ance in­clude Carolyn Landry, Trinda Ernst, Ethan Van­meek­eren, Wendy Ste­wart, Hope Latta, Char­lotte Crouch, Bryen Stod­dard, Marc Char­rier, Mary Ann Mckin­non-boyd, J. Richard Richard, Gwenyth Dwyn, Mike But­ler and Emily Lutz.

There are ma­ture sit­u­a­tions in the play.

Fri­days and Satur­days at 7:30 p.m. (door opens at 6:45), mati­ness at 2 p.m. (door opens at 1:15).Cen­tre Stage Theatre is at 61 River Street, Kentville.

Note: A Fine Mon­ster You Are, a wild and hi­lar­i­ous Monk Fer­ris play at Cen­tre Stage, con­tin­ues Oct. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for se­niors and stu­dents. Cash or cheque only. Call 902-678-8040 for reser­va­tions. Reser­va­tions are held un­til 15 min­utes be­fore the show be­gins.

Artist Talk and Work­shop at Ross Creek

Join in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist Lou Shep­pard (whose work is cur­rently on ex­hibit in the Ross Creek Gallery) as they present a talk about their work and artis­tic process. The work­shop that fol­lows will ex­plore a va­ri­ety of artis­tic pro­cesses that many artists use in their prac­tice, in­clud­ing work­ing with visual metaphors, found ob­jects, or daily ri­tu­als. This work­shop en­cour­ages cre­ativ­ity for artists and non-artists alike, and will be a low-pres­sure and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment to spend some time think­ing “out­side the box.”

The talk and work­shop are slated for Oct. 18 for those 18 and over and runs from 12 to 4 p.m. Cost is $95 plus HST. Cost in­cludes lunch and ma­te­ri­als. http://www.arts­cen­tre.ca/

Mak­ing Art

Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts also has an art pro­gram for all ages that ex­plores cul­tural ex­pres­sion from around the world. Fol­low­ing are up­com­ing dates:

Oct. 15 -- Com­mu­nity Arts Sun­day at Ross Creek 1 to 4 p.m. Mex­i­can Art and Cul­ture!

Nov. 12 -- Com­mu­nity Arts Sun­day at Ross Creek 1to 4 p.m.

Dec. 10 -- Com­mu­nity Arts Sun­day at Ross Creek 1 to 4 p.m. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. http://www.arts­cen­tre.ca/ com­mu­nity-arts-days.html

Also at the Ross Cen­tre for the Arts, near Can­ning, a three-day draw­ing fun­da­men­tals class is sched­uled to start Oct. 22 on Sun­days. Then a mixed me­dia class will open in Novem­ber.

A mask work­shop has also been or­ga­nized over three Sun­days. It will be­gin Oct. 22.

Ev­er­green Theatre presents Matt Min­gle­wood

Cape Bre­ton rocker Matt Min­gle­wood takes to the stage at Ev­er­green Theatre in East Mar­garetsville Oc­to­ber 28 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tick­ets $25 or $10 for stu­dents. Go On­line: www.ev­er­greenthe­atre.ca

Free Teen Zine Work­shop

Billy Mavreas, Cana­dian car­toon­ist and artist liv­ing in Mon­treal and fea­tured in the An­napo­lis Royal ARTSPLACE ex­hibit Co­nun­drum Cav­al­cade, will con­duct a zine mak­ing work­shop for teens which will in­clude how he be­came in­volved with graphic nov­els and Co­nun­drum Press.

The work­shop is Mon­day, Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. Free ad­mis­sion. Tele­phone: 902-532-7069.

In the Gal­leries

The Bread Gallery, in Brook­lyn is show­ing a col­lec­tion of works by Dr. Avery Vaughan, un­til Oct. 29. The sur­geon, who passed away in 2014, was a self­taught painter and spent about 40 years help­ing to inspire other artists. He pro­duced more than 300 paint­ings and do­nated many to char­ity. The Bread Gallery is lo­cated at 7778 High­way 14 in Brook­lyn and is open Tues­day to Sun­day.

On dis­play cur­rently at Jack's Gallery in Wolfville are a se­ries of draw­ings by Gil­lian Bald­win. Un-no­ticed, As­sem­blages of the Ev­ery­day. It will be up un­til Nov. 5.

Co­nun­drum Cav­al­cade Ex­hi­bi­tion, Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 at ARTSPLACE, An­napo­lis Royal. Artists: Alexan­der Forbes, Billy Mavreas, Sher­win Tjia. Co­nun­drum Press is a book pub­lish­ing com­pany lo­cated in Wolfville, Nova Sco­tia, founded in 1996 by Andy Brown. Co­nun­drum is renowned in Cana­dian pub­lish­ing for its in­no­va­tive, wide-rang­ing, of­ten genre-de­fy­ing books.

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