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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.” “ 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%)[1].

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.

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