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Sunday, September 29th, 2019

PIANO CONCERT with Sylvia Etcheverry
Sylvia Etcheverry in Concert - 2:00 p.m.
A Benefit for Festival Hall Piano Fund
Price: $15.00 plus hst

n celebration of the 40th Anniversary at the theatre we present -Sylvia Etcheverry was born April 1951 in Santiago, Chile. She started formal piano lessons at 8 years old with Margit Laszloffy, hungarian pianist who had graduated from the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She was the most significant teacher in Sylvia’s life. She completed up to Gr. 10 and after that became a Student of the National Conservatory in Santiago. In 1978 she and her husband came to Canada. She obtained her Performers ARTC in 1995 with First Class Honors. In 1997 Sylvia and her family moved to Mount Albert, Ontario and at that point she decided to start performing. She has played in mostly churches in Mount Albert, Uxbridge, Aurora and surroundings. At this same period she and colleague Anne Roveda formed “The Mount Albert Orff-Ans”, which was a music school for children applying the Orff system of music education. 3 years ago Sylvia and her husband moved to Arnprior and she has already given some piano recitals here. This is her first time playing in Pembroke. Her program includes music from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Albeniz, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. 

Proceeds going to Festival Hall Piano fund. 

We thank Sylvia for coming forward and offering her gift of music in an effort to support the arts in our area.

 

 

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

THE SECRET PATH
THE SECRET PATH Screening - 4 p.m.
Free Movie Screening
Price: Free Admission

As part of our Legacy Event, we are offering a free film "The Secret Path" 

Secret Path
GORD DOWNIE

EXCERPTS OF A STATEMENT BY GORD DOWNIE
Ogoki Post, Ontario
September 9, 2016

Mike Downie introduced me to Chanie Wenjack; he gave me the story from Ian Adam’s Maclean’s magazine story dating back to February 6, 1967, “The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack.”

Chanie was a young boy who died on October 22, 1966, walking the railroad tracks, trying to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to walk home. Chanie’s home was 400 miles away. He didn’t know that. He didn’t know where it was, nor know how to find it, but, like so many kids - more than anyone will be able to imagine - he tried. I never knew Chanie, the child his teachers misnamed Charlie, but I will always love him.

Chanie haunts me. His story is Canada’s story. This is about Canada. We are not the country we thought we were. History will be re-written. We are all accountable, but this begins in the late 1800s and goes to 1996. “White” Canada knew – on somebody’s purpose – nothing about this. We weren’t taught it; it was hardly ever mentioned.

About THE SECRET PATH

Gord Downie began Secret Path as ten poems incited by the story of Chanie Wenjack, a twelve year-old boy who died fifty years ago on October 22, 1966, in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario, walking home to the family he was taken from over 400 miles away. Gord was introduced to Chanie Wenjack (miscalled “Charlie” by his teachers) by Mike Downie, his brother, who shared with him Ian Adams’ Maclean’s story from February 6, 1967, “The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack.”

The stories Gord’s poems tell were fleshed into the ten songs of Secret Path with producers Kevin Drew and Dave Hamelin. Recording took place over two sessions at the Bathouse in Bath, Ontario, November and December 2013. The music features Downie on vocals and guitars, with Drew and Hamelin playing all other instruments, except guest contributions by Charles Spearin (bass), Ohad Benchetrit (lap steel/guitar), Kevin Hearn (piano), and Dave “Billy Ray” Koster (drums).

In winter 2014, Gord and Mike brought the recently finished music to comic artist Jeff Lemire for his help illustrating Chanie’s story, bringing him and the many children like him to life.

Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history – the long-supressed mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system – with the hope of starting our country on a road to reconciliation.

Downie’s music and Lemire’s illustrations inspired The Secret Path, an animated film  

Free Will Offering/Donations to the Downie Wenjack Foundation are gratefully appreciated.  We are also looking for sponsors for this event.  

 

Friday, October 11th, 2019

LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack
LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack - 7:00 p.m.
Tragically Hip/Gord Downie Musical Tribute by The Vaneglory Farm
Price: - $32.50 adults, $20.00 under 18

In this, the week leading to the official SECRET PATH WEEK, we are thrilled and honoured to unveil and celebrate our brand new Downie Wenjack LEGACY SPACE.

What better way to celebrate than with the music of Gord Downie and the Hip and performances by Vaneglory Farm, Bear Nation Drummers, Jingle and Chicken Dancers from the indigenous community. The evening will feature some very special surprise guests, and inspiring words.  

EVENTURE ENTERTAINMENT and EPIPHANY FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS have partnered with the Downie Wenjack Fund and have committed to funding this space at Festival Hall Centre for the Arts.  It is the only Legacy Space in the National Capital area!  

 

 

 

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

LATIN NIGHTS
PSO presents LATIN NIGHTS - 7 P.M.
Presensted by the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

It's a new season of the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra!

This season's special promotion:

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOUR CONCERT SEASON: 

Buy season's tickets (4 concerts) and receive 2 free tickets to any concert of your choice.  That is a 33% savings.


SINGLE CONCERT SAVINGS: 

Buy four tickets and get one free ticket (all tickets must be for the same concert) That is a 20% savings. 

NOTE: To receive these promotions, tickets must be purchased at the box office - not online.  

CHILDREN TWELVE AND UNDER:  these free tickets must be purchased at the box office or by phone

 

Latin Nights: Featuring Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino Overture, Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 by Lalo and introducing violinist Ralitsa Tcholakova, and finishing with Arriaga’s (“The Spanish Mozart”) Symphony in D.

 

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

INTO THE WOODS JR.
INTO THE WOODS JR. MUSICAL - Nov 9 2 pm, Nov 10 2 pm, Nov 15 7 pm, Nov 16 2 pm
presented by Streetlight Theatre Company
Price: $25.00 MAIN FLOOR, $20.00 BALCONY plus HST and fees

Streetlight Theatre Company presents Into the Woods Jr, a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several fairytale characters.

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

ABBA REVISITED
ABBA REVISITED - 7:30 P.M.
presented by VaughnCo Entertainment
Price: $49.50 main floor/$41 balcony plus hst and ticketing fees

ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA and it’s members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreated the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! This show is a MUST SEE!!!

https://vimeo.com/327978327

$49.50 plus hst and ticketing fees - main floor

$41.00 plus hst and ticketing fees - balcony

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

GLASS TIGER
GLASS TIGER with special guest Sierra Levesque - 7:00 p.m.
Celebrating 40 years of FESTIVAL HALL
Price: 56.50 plus hat and ticketing fee

With their latest album 31, Glass Tiger is now into the fourth decade of a phenomenal music career. The perfect event to celebrate four decades of Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts.

Glass Tiger’s first album The Thin Red Line set a record for being the fastest selling debut recording in Canadian history, going gold within weeks of its release. Following this, the bands next two albums Diamond Sun and Simple Mission, solidified their reputation as being one of Canada’s better song crafters. Having toured with international music legends like Tina Turner in Europe, the ever popular Journey (with Steve Perry) in America and Roxette throughout Europe and Canada, Glass Tiger is still going strong, 31 years later.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Wayne Rostad and Friends
Wayne Rostad and Friends CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY - 7:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY
Price: 44.00 plus HST and ticket processing fee

Wayne Rostad returns with his iconic Christmas show.  Tickets sold out last time so act fast!  Featuring Special Guest Kelli Trottier.

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

EPIC EAGLES
EPIC EAGLES - 730 pm
Greatest Hits Live
Price: 38.50 plus HST and ticketing fee

EPIC EAGLES performs all of the greatest hits 

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Merry Christmas Special
PSO presents Merry Christmas Special - 2:00 p.m. matinee
presented by PEMBROKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

Hosting Michelle’s School of Dance performing The Nutcracker, Christmas Jubilee by Elizabeth Raum, Praeludium by Jarnefelt, and rounding out the evening with the beautiful voices of the Canadian Military Wives Choir with Still Still Still, African Noel and 3 sing-along carols.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOUR CONCERT SEASON: 

Buy season's tickets (4 concerts) and receive 2 free tickets to any concert of your choice.  That is a 33% savings.


SINGLE CONCERT SAVINGS: 

Buy four tickets and get one free ticket (all tickets must be for the same concert) That is a 20% savings. 

NOTE: To receive these promotions, tickets must be purchased at the box office - not online.

CHILDREN TWELVE AND UNDER:  these free tickets must be purchased at the box office or by phone

 

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

BERENSTAIN BEARS
Berenstain Bears Live on Stage - 2:00 p.m.
Live on Stage
Price: Adults 25.00, Kids 1-12 $15.00

These cherished stories are brought to life with fun sets, costumes, live music, song and dance!  This fun musical combines 5 of the Berenstain Bears' stories.  Narrated by the world's foremost expert on the BB's, guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe.  Based on five classic Berenstain Bears Books.  

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT - 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
A Tribute to David Bowie
Price: $38.50 plus hst and ticketing fees

Each show features a strong setlist that mixes cult classics with chart-topping hits, and either way the audience will be brought back in time and get to sing along with their favourites! With a six piece ensemble.

 

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

HOLLYWOOD SCORES
PSO presents HOLLYWOOD SCORES - 7:00 p.m.
presented by Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

Celebrating music featured in films with Richard Strauss, Introduction to "Thus Spake Zarathustra" (2001 A Space Odyssey), Johann Strauss Jr., On the Beautiful Blue Danube (2001 A Space Odyssey),  Beethoven’s  Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, (The King's Speech), Holst’ Jupiter  followed by renowned big screen composer John Williams’ Star Wars, Schindler’s List featuring local violinist Jana Lau, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Superman, Saving Private Ryan, and closing with  E.T. 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOUR CONCERT SEASON: 

Buy season's tickets (4 concerts) and receive 2 free tickets to any concert of your choice.  That is a 33% savings.


SINGLE CONCERT SAVINGS: 

Buy four tickets and get one free ticket (all tickets must be for the same concert) That is a 20% savings. 

NOTE: To receive these promotions, tickets must be purchased at the box office - not online.

CHILDREN TWELVE AND UNDER:  these free tickets must be purchased at the box office or by phone

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

BACK TO BEETHOVEN
PSO PRESENTS Back to Beethoven - 7:00 p.m.
presented by the Pembroke Symphony Orhcestra
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

Paying homage to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with his Fidelio Overture, Brahms’ Serenade 

No. 1, and finishing with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOUR CONCERT SEASON: 

Buy season's tickets (4 concerts) and receive 2 free tickets to any concert of your choice.  That is a 33% savings.


SINGLE CONCERT SAVINGS: 

Buy four tickets and get one free ticket (all tickets must be for the same concert) That is a 20% savings. 

NOTE: To receive these promotions, tickets must be purchased at the box office - not online.

CHILDREN TWELVE AND UNDER:  these free tickets must be purchased at the box office or by phone