Meet Your New Brunswick Symphony and a 17-year-old N.B. Superstar

 

In the last Bravo concert of the regular season, called Young Talent, audiences will have the opportunity to meet with musicians from Symphony New Brunswick at intermission as they mingle with the audience to seek feedback about the show and the season. And the musicians will provide a second opportunity to get to know them at the SNB Benefit Speakeasy Event on Saturday, May 13 at the Saint John Arts Centre. Both will be exciting events, geared to bringing the musicians to you as individuals, consummate performers, and valued community members.

 

Young Talent, which plays in Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John from May 15-17, showcases the talented 17-year-old New Brunswick super star, Vivian Ni. Vivian is an accomplished pianist and violinist and has performed often with the Symphony, having joined the Symphony as an extra in 2012 at the age of 12. For this May series of concerts, she will be playing the piano, in Mozart’s sensational Piano Concerto #26, composed in 1788 and played at the time of the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. The Coronation Concerto, as it has become known, is a stirring work and Vivian Ni will bring her young talent to a piece by one of the world’s youngest musical prodigies. Mozart first began composing at the tender age of eight with his first composition — Symphony No. 1. SNB will perform this symphony as well as Mozart’s last — Symphony No. 41, known as the Jupiter Symphony, due to its magnificent scale. At the time it was written in 1788, it was one of the biggest, without being the longest, symphony in the world. Principal Conductor Michael Newnham says of the work and the upcoming concert, “The last movement is one of the most complicated creations ever and it is jovial, big, and happy. Mozart’s first and last symphonies nicely book-end the piano solo of the young and very talented Vivian Ni. This is a must-see concert for young and old alike.”

 

In addition to earning first place at the Canadian Music Competition in 2013 and being the 2016 winner of the New Brunswick Competitive Music Festival, Vivian Ni won the 1st place in the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition Junior Category at the age of 14, and received the Judges’ Distinction Award at Carnegie Hall. The same year, she became the winner of the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence, and won 3rd place at the 44th Canadian Music Federation Festival (known as the Nationals Competition) in Kelowna, BC.

Since then, Vivian has been awarded 1st place at the American Protégé International Concerto Competition Intermediate Category and 2nd (Honorable Mention) at the 4th Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists in 2015. She has been the recipient of more than 55 scholarships, 36 awards, and 12 certificates for her talents in violin and piano.

 

Shhhhhh… Nobody tell the brass. It’s a (Symphony) Speakeasy!

SNB will be offering yet another chance to meet your New Brunswick Symphony in an exciting evening of dance, music, and sheer joy at the Saint John Arts Centre on May 13 from 8-11 pm. Think the Great Gatsby. Think Bonny and Clyde, and all that prohibition fun. There will be Roaring ’20s style food and drinks, prizes for the best costume, and a live auction with Principal Conductor Michael Newnham as the lively auctioneer. Where else would you be able to bid on such items as conducting lessons with the opportunity to conduct the Symphony at a dress rehearsal or pick up the talent of the Saint John String Quartet to play at the school of your choice or in your own home?

 

Young Talent Concert and Speakeasy Event details:

 

May 13 in Saint John only: A Speakeasy at the Saint John Arts Centre from 8-11:00 pm

May 15 in Moncton at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 pm

May 16 in Fredericton at the Playhouse at 7:30 pm

May 17 in Saint John at the Imperial Theatre at 7:30 pm

 

 

Concert tickets are available at the door or at the Box Offices in each city; Speakeasy tickets are available through the SNB office 506 (634-8379) or by e-mailing symphony@nbnet.nb.ca.

Moncton, Capitol Theatre (506) 856-4379, capitol.nb.ca

Fredericton, The Playhouse (506) 458-8344, theplayhouse.ca

Saint John, Imperial Theatre, (506) 674-4100, imperialtheatre.nb.ca

Symphony New Brunswick, (506) 634-8379, symphony@nbnet.nb.ca

‘A NORTHERN TAPESTRY –A Lost World’

WHISTLING FISH PRODUCTIONS: APRIL 2017 PRESS RELEASE:

2017 Tour

May 18th-June 18th

‘A NORTHERN TAPESTRY –A Lost World’

A timeless journey through the Canadian landscape

As seen through the eyes of

……her artists, photographers, poets, and writers

 

Songs Written & Performed

by Geoff Noble,

 

Narration

Compiled and presented by

Susan Shillingford with Geoff Noble

 

‘A Northern Tapestry- A Lost World’ described as a glimpse into Canada’s soul showcases some of Canada’s most celebrated artists and photographers, with 394 projected images. Featuring  the works of: Charles Pachter, Toni Onley, David Blackwood, Alex Colville, Edward Burtynsky, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Pitseolak Ashoona, Robert Bateman,  Abraham Anghik Ruben and many more.

Renowned writers and poets include: Farley Mowat, Robert Service, Pauline Johnson, Frank Parker Day, Ernest Buckler, Edna Jaques, and Margaret Craven.

I do not have enough superlatives to describe this show”  Glen Rabena  artist, 2015’

“A Magnificent Show …. not to be missed.” ‘Gulf Islands Driftwood, November, 2014’.

“This show will blow you away,”  Arthur Black, 2015

“Our theatre patrons loved ‘A Northern Tapestry.’

They were captivated from the first note to the last image”

Phillip Sutton, Theatre Manager, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney B.C. January 2015

“Phenomenal, the best show I have seen here”.

Volunteer, Quadra Island Community Centre, B.C. August. 2015
FOR MORE INFO: www.whistlingfishproductions.com             sgsn@shaw.ca

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN SAINT JOHN

Tour includes a performance at Imperial Theatre in Saint John and a Young Artist Summit for Indigenous Performers

OTTAWA, April 20, 2017 — On Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., the National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Alexander Shelley will perform a concert featuring the internationally renowned James Ehnes at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, presented by Symphony New Brunswick.  The concert is part  of the NAC Orchestra’s nation-wide Canada 150 Tour in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It is the first NAC Orchestra tour to be led by its highly acclaimed Music Director Alexander Shelley.

 

James Ehnes is a GRAMMY® Award and 10-time JUNO winning violinist who is widely considered one of the world’s finest living soloists. He will perform Eric Korngold’s Violin Concerto. The program includes Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World.”

 

I LOST MY TALK

 

The concert will culminate with I Lost My Talk by Edmonton-based composer John Estacio. The work is based on the poem by Mi’kmaw elder and poet Rita Joe, C.M., about her experience at Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia. I Lost My Talk will be performed with a film created by Barbara Willis Sweete, featuring choreography by Tekaronhiáhkhwa Santee Smith and with live narration by Guna and Rappahannock actor Monique Mojica.

 

This lush and powerful multi-media work was created under the artistic leadership of Alexander Shelley and Creative Producer and Director Donna Feore, and premiered during the NAC Orchestra’s 2015‒2016 season.  Reviewer Christophe Huss from Le Devoir called it one of “Estacio’s very best compositions for orchestra … a truly powerful and overwhelming creation.” I Lost My Talk was commissioned for the NAC Orchestra to commemorate the 75th birthday of The Right Honourable Joe Clark, P.C., C.C., A.O.E. by his family.

 

In addition, a pre-concert performance at 19:20 will feature the Saint John High School choir.

 

For tickets to the NAC Orchestra concert on May 4, please phone (506) 674-4100, or buy online.

 

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Atlantic leg of the Canada 150 Tour includes 80 education and community engagement activities that will unite the musicians of the Orchestra with 6,000 students, educators, community leaders and artists. The tour will also include a series of meaningful events that will focus on reconciliation through the arts.

 

YOUNG ARTIST SUMMIT FOR INDIGENOUS MUSICIANS

 

From April 27 to April 30, the NAC will hold a Young Artist Summit in Saint John for 10 young Indigenous musicians. The Summit will be led by multidisciplinary Métis artist Moe Clark and Wolastoqiyik visual artist Natalie Sappier, in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and the East Coast Music Association.  It will culminate with a showcase performance incorporating hip-hop, folk, blues and traditional indigenous musical styles, called Indigenous Voices Rising:  Spiqitaqotal.

 

The Summit is part of the Music Alive Program, which is being piloted in Atlantic Canada during the Canada 150 Tour. The program, which is active in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nunavut, sends local teaching musicians to work with children in rural and remote communities, and its programming promotes musical and cultural diversity. It is now being developed for Atlantic Canada, in partnership with community leaders, local organizations, classroom teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists, and will run in all four Atlantic Provinces.

 

MEDIA INFORMATION:

 

Young Artist Summit for Indigenous Musicians

Date: April 27-30

Location: Manchester Room, Delta Hotel, 39 King Street
Time: 10:00 – 12:00, 13:15 -14:15

 

Indigenous Voices Rising: Spiqitaqotal

An Emerging Artist Showcase

Date: April 30

Location: BMO Studio Theatre at the Saint John Theatre Company, 112 Princess Street

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Free – open to the public

 

SAINT JOHN SCHOOL DISTRICT STRING PROGRAM

 

On Thursday, May 4, musicians from the NAC Orchestra will work with senior string students from Saint John and Fredericton at Harbourview High School.

 

MEDIA INFORMATION:

 

Date: Thursday May 4
Time: 15:00-16:30
Location: Harbourview High School auditorium and various classrooms

 

FOLLOW THE TOUR ONLINE

People from across Canada and around the world can follow this extraordinary tour by visiting nacotour.ca.  Daily reports will also be posted on the NAC Orchestra’s Facebook page, on Twitter at @NACOrchCNA (#nacotour), and on Instagram at @nac.cna.

 


PARTNERS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION

The Canada 150 Tour is made possible with leadership support from Tour Patrons Gail and David O’Brien, Presenting Supporters Alice and Grant Burton, Supporting Partners Peng Lin & Yu Gu, Education Partner Dasha Shenkman, and Digital Partner Facebook.

 

ABOUT ALEXANDER SHELLEY AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA

In September 2015 Alexander Shelley took up the mantle as Music Director, leading a new era for the National Arts Centre’s Orchestra. Shelley has an unwavering reputation as one of Europe’s leading young conductors, notably as Chief conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and most recently as the Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Formed in 1969 at the opening of Canada’s National Arts Centre, the NAC Orchestra gives over 100 performances a year with renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Renée Fleming, James Ehnes, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma. It is noted for the passion and clarity of its performances and recordings, its ground-breaking teaching and outreach programs, and nurturing of Canadian creativity. Since its inception the Orchestra has commissioned 80 works, mostly from Canadian composers. In 2001 it inaugurated the National Arts Centre Awards for Canadian Composers and the recipients thus far have been Denys Bouliane, John Estacio, Peter Paul Koprowski, Gary Kulesha, Alexina Louie and Ana Sokolović.

Shrek, The Musical

Music by Jeanni Tesori | Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Featuring the students of TNB Theatre School’s Senior Musical Theatre program.

(Fredericton) Theatre New Brunswick concludes its 2016-2017 season with a production of the award-winning comedic hit, Shrek, The Musical on stage at the Fredericton Playhouse, May 4-6, 2017.

“Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure,” said TNB Theatre School Director Tania Breen. “Hilariously funny, fast-paced and full of big magical moments, but at its core, Shrek is a surprisingly timely story of friendship, overcoming prejudice and being true to who you really are.”

The Senior Musical Theatre (SMT) program at TNB Theatre School is made up of students grades 9-12, the most advanced and accomplished performers from TNB Theatre School’s 300+ students. Many of them have been with the theatre school since entering the public school system.

What’s so special about this production is that it is entirely built to support the young people of the SMT class,” said TNB Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones. “Rehearsals begin in September and the final production is a beautiful celebration of their journey together as a company and as individuals. Whether these young artists have been with the Theatre School since age five or have joined as recently as the Fall, Shrek will be a place where they can find inspiration, artistic challenge, friendship and community.  This is the essence of the Theatre School, and it will be on stage for the entire Fredericton community to see.”

Each Senior Musical Theatre production marks the end of Theatre New Brunswick’s season and continues to be one of the most popular productions of the whole year.  For this production, students are given the company’s full support as a way of providing the most professional theatre experience for both the audience and the performers.  This year’s students will be supported by professional lighting, projection, set and wardrobe designers in addition to a full orchestra.

By welcoming the very best professional directors, designers, crafts people and musicians to support these young people, audiences can expect a production of the highest standard,” said Jones. “All of this supporting 40 students on stage – a cast size that most theatres could only dream of!  All of this, right here in Fredericton!”

This production is made possible through the support of Downtown Fredericton and Stantec.

 

Shrek, The Musical  | May 4-6 2017 | The Fredericton Playhouse| 7:30 p.m.Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. | Tickets available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office or online at tnb.nb.ca | $27 adult – $15 student

 

MEDIA: Interviews with Theatre School director Tania Breen, rehearsal filming and photograph opportunities can be arranged by contacting Matt Carter, Director of Development and Communications at communications@tnb.nb.ca

Live Bait Theatre Presents The Backyard Devils at Bordertown Festival 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:30p.m.

Vogue Cinema

Music that “… cater[s] to the young and old.” – reverbnation.com

Live Bait Theatre is pleased to present The Backyard Devils in conjunction with Bordertown Festival 2017. The Backyard Devils takes the stage May 4 at the Vogue Cinema (9 Bridge Street), Sackville New Brunswick. Based in Moncton New Brunswick, this band is now internationally acclaimed across Europe.

Fancy isn’t a word often heard in Eastern Canada and there is nothing fancy about The Backyard Devils. They’re simply playing the music they love. Their albums are a mix of dirty country, rockabilly and bluegrass. The musicianship runs deep in this band and although they’re playing old styles they have managed to put their own twist to it.

When lead singer Erik Arsenault made a decision to move back to his hometown after a 4 year stay in the mountains of Alberta, big brother Remi flew west, and on the long drive home, the brothers laid down the foundation for The Backyard Devils. A dirty country and bluegrass band that would cater to young and old from punk rockers to country & bluegrass fans. The brothers recruited Chris Belliveau (guitar), and Dillon Robicheau (mandolin/banjo) to create their vision. With a swinging guitar rhythm, doghouse bass slaps, smashing guitar solos and lightning quick banjo and mandolin lines, The Backyard Devils managed to hammer down their own sound in an old fashion style.

 “We are pleased to welcome The Backyard Devils to Live Bait Theatre audiences”, commented Cynthia Spurles, Board Member of Live Bait Theatre. “Thank you to our sponsors: The Town of Sackville, Province of New Brunswick, Jean Coutu Pharmacy Sackville, Holly Holmes RBC Mortgage Specialist, Coastal Inns, Guardian Corner Drugstore, Campbell Verduyn Family, and Picaroons Traditional Ales'”.

Doors open at 7:45pm, and the show starts at 8:30p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at Tidewater Books 13 Bridge street, Sackville NB. For more information email info@livebaittheatre.com or call 506-536-2248. Please note seating for this event is limited.

This is event is presented in partnership with SCRB Management & Events.

Symphony Foundation Announces Major Government Funding

Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. has received a grant of $334,831 from the Government of Canada.  The grant is the tenth received by the Foundation, bringing the total investment by the Government of Canada to $1.3 million since 2008.

The contribution is a matching grant based upon private sector donations raised by the Foundation during the calendar year ended last December 1st.  Both the private donations and the government grant are held in a permanent endowment fund with income earned on these funds being contributed annually to Symphony New Brunswick’s operations.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, says, “Music brings us together and enriches the lives of Canadians across the country. That is why the Government of Canada is proud to support cultural institutions like Symphony New Brunswick. Investments like these will help create jobs, boost tourism, and promote the cultural wealth of our regions.”
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, adds “Through today’s investment in the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation, our Government is supporting the outstanding classical music talent in Saint John and ensuring that the Symphony can continue to delight audiences of all ages. I thank the local partners and business for their ongoing contributions to the Symphony’s endowment fund and wish continued success to this wonderful organization.”

“Our endowment has become the largest single annual contributor to the Symphony and we are very grateful to both the private sector donors and the Government of Canada who have made significant growth in our foundation possible,” says Reid Parker who is President of both Symphony New Brunswick Inc. and Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc.  “Minister Joly and the staff of Canadian Heritage are to be congratulated for sustaining this wonderful matching grant program.”

Parker said he anticipates making further applications to the Canadian Heritage matching grant program and encourages interested donors to contact the Symphony office to determine the best way to participate.

However, he cautioned that, notwithstanding the remarkable growth of the Foundation over the past few years, the fund will contribute less than 25% of the Symphony’s budget this season.  “The Foundation can only disburse dividends and interest earned on the endowment fund assets, so there are limits on how much the Foundation can help the Symphony.”  The Symphony depends on ticket sales, government grants and private donations to balance its books and Symphony staff and volunteers work hard all year trying to find the needed funds.  Nevertheless, the Foundation has been a major factor in the significant improvement in the Symphony’s artistic stature over the past several seasons.

The Symphony’s next concert series occurs next week with its “Canada Comes of Age” co-production with contralto Heather Flemming and Theatre New Brunswick.  The series celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the music, including several new orchestral arrangements of the famous war songs of Dame Vera Lynn, is all directly related to the two World Wars.  The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton on April 24; at the Playhouse Theatre in Fredericton on April 25; and at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John on April 26.  Patrons are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible.

Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. is a registered charity based in Saint John, N.B. Although the Foundation and Symphony New Brunswick Inc. are independent organizations, the Foundation’s sole purpose is support of the programs of Symphony New Brunswick Inc.
Symphony New Brunswick Inc. operates the Province’s only full-scale, full season professional symphony orchestra as well as Camerata New Brunswick, a 20-member professional chamber orchestra.  The Company also hosts the Saint John String Quartet and Ventus Machina of Moncton.

Shrek, The Musical

Music by Jeanni Tesori | Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Featuring the students of TNB Theatre School’s Senior Musical Theatre program. May 4-6, 2017.

(Fredericton) Theatre New Brunswick concludes its 2016-2017 season with a production of the award-winning comedic hit, Shrek, The Musical on stage at the Fredericton Playhouse, May 4-6, 2017.

“Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure,” said TNB Theatre School Director Tania Breen. “Hilariously funny, fast-paced and full of big magical moments, but at its core, Shrek is a surprisingly timely story of friendship, overcoming prejudice and being true to who you really are.”

 

The Senior Musical Theatre (SMT) program at TNB Theatre School is made up of students grades 9-12, the most advanced and accomplished performers from TNB Theatre School’s 300+ students. Many of them have been with the theatre school since entering the public school system.

What’s so special about this production is that it is entirely built to support the young people of the SMT class,” said TNB Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones. “Rehearsals begin in September and the final production is a beautiful celebration of their journey together as a company and as individuals. Whether these young artists have been with the Theatre School since age five or have joined as recently as the Fall, Shrek will be a place where they can find inspiration, artistic challenge, friendship and community.  This is the essence of the Theatre School, and it will be on stage for the entire Fredericton community to see.”

Each Senior Musical Theatre production marks the end of Theatre New Brunswick’s season and continues to be one of the most popular productions of the whole year.  For this production, students are given the company’s full support as a way of providing the most professional theatre experience for both the audience and the performers.  This year’s students will be supported by professional lighting, projection, set and wardrobe designers in addition to a full orchestra.

By welcoming the very best professional directors, designers, crafts people and musicians to support these young people, audiences can expect a production of the highest standard,” said Jones. “All of this supporting 40 students on stage – a cast size that most theatres could only dream of!  All of this, right here in Fredericton!”

This production is made possible through the support of Downtown Fredericton and Stantec.

 

Shrek, The Musical  | May 4-6 2017 | The Fredericton Playhouse| 7:30 p.m.Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. | Tickets available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office or online at tnb.nb.ca | $27 adult – $15 student

Video:

Script to Stage #1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37EEl7KKnUQ&t=2s 

Script to Stage #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vory_QGglMY&t=1s

Script to Stage #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlJi4DGQcKI&t=43s 

Script to Stage #4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axZtfCWMgoo&t=1s 

​MEDIA CALL: There is no formal media call for this production but interviews with TNB Theatre School’s Tania Breen can be arranged by contacting Matt Carter at communications@tnb.nb.ca

Multi-Media Symphony Concert Commemorates Vimy Ridge

“Canada Comes of Age,” the next full-symphony concert by Symphony New Brunswick (SNB), will be a concert like no other. It will incorporate letters from the front sent home by soldiers during the World Wars read by Theatre New Brunswick (TNB) actors, lovely songs made famous by Dame Vera Lynn during the War, heavenly music from the Symphony, and much more. You must see it to experience it.

Maestro Michael Newnham and SNB will deliver an evening of songs and musical selections to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and Canada’s role in the two great wars of the twentieth century. The program showcases contralto Heather Flemming of Rothesay, who will perform several popular World War II era songs especially arranged for Symphony New Brunswick by Moncton composer Andrew Creeggan.

TNB’s Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones says of the exciting collaboration: “Theatre New Brunswick is honoured to be a part of the upcoming Canada Comes of Age program at Symphony New Brunswick. Between symphony pieces, actors will read war poetry and letters from soldiers to their loved ones. Each of the letters will be local to the performance host city. There will also be a short play focused on a husband and wife, and how their relationship has changed and evolved since he has returned from the war. Finally, Theatre New Brunswick has commissioned a new atmospheric film to play over The Lark Ascending to capture the beauty of New Brunswick as a way of contemplating how home feels different, perhaps even more vivid, when we’ve been away.”

Another big highlight of the evening will be Heather Flemming’s rendition of several of the songs made popular by Vera Lynn during World War II. The White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again, and many others will be interspersed with dramatic readings by the actors of TNB. These will feature the poetry of famed World War I British poet Wilfred Owen, killed in France in the closing week of the Great War.

The Symphony will perform The Lark Ascending (a piece that has long been associated with the eternal quest for peace by British composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams), with Concertmaster David Adams performing the haunting solo violin part.

Other moving orchestral pieces include The Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth, a British soldier who died on the field in France in 1916, andFlanders Fields Reflections by the Canadian composer John Burge. A poignant take on Flanders Field for strings, this work was awarded a Juno Award for Classical Composition in 2009.

It will be a truly memorable evening.

Concert times and venues:

April 24 in Moncton at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 pm

April 25 in Fredericton at the Playhouse at 7:30 pm

April 26 in Saint John at the Imperial Theatre at 7:30 pm

Tickets are available at the door at the Box Offices in each city:

Moncton, Capitol Theatre (506) 856-4379, capitol.nb.ca

Fredericton, The Playhouse (506) 458-8344, theplayhouse.ca

Saint John, Imperial Theatre, (506) 674-4100, imperialtheatre.nb.ca

Saint John Arts Centre’s ‘What’s in the Box?’ Fundraiser

SJAC’s popular annual fundraiser returns this spring – tickets are now on sale! Thursday, April 20th from 7-9pm, join us for an entertaining evening of delicious food, fine drink, and an opportunity to support your community arts centre, especially our important Artists Rights Fees program. You’ll also have a unique chance (by draw) at purchasing for $100 a ‘mystery box’ containing an original artwork, which has been generously donated by a local artist. This year, SJAC is proud to partner with the City of Saint John Gallery to present a full 10-week exhibition of works by our donor artists. Tickets are $75, only 200 are available; get yours in person at SJAC at 20 Peel Plaza, via phone with your credit card at 506-633-4870, or, new this year, online at sjartscentre.ca.