Talented duo giving Garden Room concert
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
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/
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.