Le Vent du Nord
Swinging and jigging toward a new horizon.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $30
The spirit of the past is a driving force behind Le Vent du Nord’s joyous blend of Celtic folk. Blazing a path that pushes their traditional Quebecois roots in striking global directions, this quartet of prodigious instrumentalists and singers is winning critical acclaim for their revitalizing style.
Le Vent du Nord have earned multiple Juno Awards for their joie de vivre sound while keeping one tappin’ foot firmly rooted in the past. Get ready for the energy and delight of a mid-week kitchen party, as Le Vent du Nord performs catchy tunes from their 10th anniversary release, Tromper le temps.
Vivid scenarios unfolding from tune to tune.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $36
This veteran American songsmith has, for nearly 50 years, offered his unique cinematic perspective on chronicles of humanity. Tom Russell’s brilliance as a musical poet captures an unsaturated ingenuity, past and present, that places him in a category all his own. His tried and tested path of producing a thematically rich collection of Americana, rock, country, and Mexican folk tunes has stood the test of time with the release of his 27th album, Aztec Jazz.
Tom Russell’s gritty and earthy voice lends itself powerfully to the tales which populate this venerable musician’s new realm of gripping works.
Northwest Dance Project
Bold. Dynamic. Fearless.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $35 Adult / $20 Student
The stage is set for Oregon-based Northwest Dance Project, one of the hottest dance companies in North America. Earning international awards and acclaim, this ever-emerging collective is the face of breathtaking artistry.
Passionate, versatile, and masterful technicians perform stunning works from prolific Vancouver artists Wen Wei Wang and NWDP Artistic Director Sarah Slipper, and other renowned European dance makers.
These riveting, original contemporary dance works were created specifically for Northwest Dance Project, and can’t be seen anywhere else. Capturing moments of extraordinary beauty, raw emotion, and the complexity of the human condition, this dynamic program will leave you speechless.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Fueled by passion and social awareness, Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph delivers edgy songs that speak to the soul. Providing a voice for many, Joseph is a versatile performer with a reputation for making music that is relevant and essential.
Releasing over 30 albums in a career spanning just as many years, he has been hailed worldwide as a raconteur, engaging in complex narratives but with a poignant approach. Martyn Joseph’s intelligently constructed shows resonate with raw energy and charisma.
He returns to the Arden with Tyres Rushing by in the Rain, a new album of Bruce Springsteen covers and hidden musical gems.
Propelling forward with Scotland’s past.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7:30 PM | $35
A bedrock of talent for over four decades, Battlefield Band is among the most relevant interpreters of Celtic music today. Firmly in command of their art, the quartet of gifted, Grammy-nominated artists prove time and again that they are at the forefront of a great revival of Scottish music.
In their latest album, Room Enough For All, Battlefield Band distills their own unique spirit and uncanny chemistry with invigorating instrumental colour and enthusiasm. Enchanting pipes, fiery fiddles, and blazing bouzoukis blend to create an inspiring fusion of ancient, yet modern sounds that are distinctively Battlefield.
The Tate Movie Project
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Flashes of imagination come to life
On a quest to save the universe, 11-year-old Beanie travels across galaxies in search of the Golden Nit. But beware of Evil Stella and her flaming sidekick who are on a mission to prevent Beanie’s heroic adventure. Will his lazor lip gloss and camouflage pants be enough to help him return the nit to its rightful place at the heart of the sun before sunset?
Created by The Tate Movie Project for London 2012’s Cultural Olympiad, this first-of-its-kind animated film was fuelled by the creative drawings, thoughtful story ideas, and unique sound effects submitted by over 34,000 children.
Kick off Spring Break with a film that will leave you and your children beaming with hope and joy.
Old time jazz and vaudeville blues.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Chanteuse of a myriad of musical styles — roots, gospel, jazz, folk, and big band — Maria Muldaur has owned a time-traveled sound for over four decades. Her 1974 megahit, Midnight at the Oasis, sparked her rise to fame and an adventurous odyssey into recording nearly 40 albums.
An integral musician in the American folk music revival period in the early ‘60s, Maria Muldaur has long been influenced by queens of the classic blues: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Victoria Spivey.
Her trilogy of Grammy-nominated albums that pay tribute to the legends she salutes, reflect the Dixieland past, yet with her own sassy style.