Coming soon to Centennial Theatre
Box Office – Reservations 819-822-9692 SHAI MAESTRO TRIO - CHANGE OF DATE MARCH 28TH Friday, March 28, 8 pm Tickets - Adults $28 / Senior (60+) $22 / Student (30 and under) $16
in Israel, Shai Maestro began his piano studies at age five and got his first taste of jazz at age 8 with the music of Oscar Peterson. He moved to New York in 2000 and has performed with such high profile musicians as Ari Hoeunig, and Gilad Hekselman. While playing alongside Avishai Cohen from 2006 to 2010, his performances received recognition from his peers and the media. In May 2011, Maestro departed from Avishai Cohen’s band to pursue his own way as a band leader, composer and arranger. The Shai Maestro Trio was formed following a session in a Brooklyn studio. The other two members of the trio, Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz and Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder, also reside in NY. “The connection among the three of us was so strong that we naturally became a band,” says Maestro.
Born Sunday, March 30, 3 pm Tickets - Adults $30 / Senior (60+) $24 / Student (30 and under) $17
Li is an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso whose performance credits and talents reach well beyond her years. Her exceptional talent and youth, combined with her charming personality and audience appeal, truly make her one the world’s rising classical piano stars. She was born in Beijing, moved to Canada at age 12, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School. She enjoys being involved with young musicians, taking every opportunity to conduct master classes. Her repertoire is far-reaching, from early baroque to contemporary piano music.
Ang (Opening Act : The Seasons) Thursday, April 3, 8 pm Tickets - Adults $29 / Senior (60+) $23 / Student (30 and under) $17
the course of her 15 year career Sarah Slean has made eight albums, starred in two short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage with five of the country’s leading orchestras. During that time she was nominated for three Junos, two Geminis, and her records have been released in over 10 countries world-wide. For her inaugural performance at Centennial Theatre, Canadian singer Sarah Slean brings music from her latest album, Land & Sea. In Sarah’s words, “Land is a celebration of all that is worldly and temporal; the human dramas we participate in, the struggles, the unusual, at times uncomfortable wonder of being a separate, individual consciousness. Sea emerges from that within us which is eternal... the sense of a timeless unified consciousness. It is the dawn of a clear perception that the universe, in all its staggering diversity, is one.” “...an awe-inspiring panorama of a mature poet and musician” - The Toronto Star “...this is Slean’s masterpiece.” - The Montreal Gazette
OverSpecifically targeting English-speaking women who have recently been out of the education system, the $1000 award looks to support a population with higher unemployment rates than English-speaking men and French-speaking men and women, and a significant percentage of members out of the workforce (50%).
With low income rates pervasive among English-speaking women (almost 50% of those employed make less than $20 000 per supporting students in their educational endeavors will help improve the economic situation of our community.
The scholarship winner will be at least 21 years of age and entering a program of any level at CEGEP, vocational school or university as a full-time student after a pause of at least 24 months. She will have been a resident of the Eastern Townships for the last three years or have graduated from a local high school.
The award honours the late Canadian Federation of University Woman member Marlis Wehr, and her mother Sigrid. A teacher and union President of the Eastern Townships Association of Teachers, and later the Personnel Director of the Eastern Townships Regional School Board, Marlis Wehr was dedicated to education and the advancement of women in the Townships.