2014/15 Professional Series
Inter-relationships of the Celtic culture.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A global force in the international music scene, Carlos Núñez is one of the world’s grandmasters of the bagpipes. The Galician artist has become a foremost traditional music ambassador, embodying the irrepressible spirit of his native music through the gaita.
With the technical prowess of a classical music virtuoso and the charisma of a rock star, Núñez bridges distinct Celtic traditions with passion and care. His latest album, Inter-Celtic, draws influences from regions most influenced by bagpipe music, while exploring how musically connected his crossover genre is to other parts of the world.
Travelling the road to mercy.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
A musical career spanning four decades has given Arden favourite Eric Bibb a world view that is rooted in compassion and curiosity. Blues, folk, gospel and roots meld into a rich tapestry of sound when Bibb is joined by special guest Michael Jerome Browne to perform songs from his inspirational new album.
Perhaps the crowning achievement of Bibb’s discography, the songs of heart and hope on Jericho Road solidify his mastery as a premier storyteller.
Eric Bibb reveals the harsh realities of today’s conflict-ridden world and the universal quest for freedom in peace through the deep warmth of his effortless voice.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
$20 Adult \ $15 Student
Back for another installment of action-adventure sport films, the Radical Reels Tour continues to push boundaries of what is possible when the world’s top athletes tackle unchartered territory in remote destinations. We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Presented by The Banff Centre, this year’s hot ticket screening features some of the steepest, deepest, and fastest films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Quite simply, it’s a spectacular display of human ability and natural splendour. See you there, adrenaline film lovers!
The Dover Quartet
Refinement beyond their years.
Friday, October 3, 2014
The exceptional musicianship and interpretive maturity of this young ensemble is astounding. Formed at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, The Dover Quartet brings a uniquely youthful enthusiasm and finely honed conviction to traditional classical repertoire that has catapulted them to international stardom.
Since forming in 2008, they have won Grand Prize at the esteemed 2010 Fischoff Competition, swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and is now Curtis’ first-ever quartet-in-residence.
As soloists, they have appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. Together, the Dover Quartet delivers a passionate, professional and pristine sound that is simply remarkable.
The Dover Quartet's performance is funded in part by The Banff Centre, through the Freeze Family Career Development Fund of The Banff International String Quartet Competition.
With Opening Guest 100 mile house
Superior songwriting. Smooth vocals.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Widely recognized for his spirited songs, flawless musicianship and humorous anecdotes, Juno Award winner David Myles brings audiences to their feet with his enthusiastic stage show. Forging his own path as an independent artist who self-releases his own albums, the Maritime native has found great success breaking down genre barriers. With his latest double album In the Night Time, Myles goes from dinner party to dance party with tunes ranging from mellow, romantic folk songs to urban, beat-laden tracks produced by Canadian rapper, Classified.
Edmonton-based 100 mile house opens the evening with new music from Wait With Me. Their unique brand of original transatlantic folk has earned them a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond.
Join us at 6:30 PM for our 2014-15 season celebration in Progress Hall. Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show
Friday, October 10, 2014
A tireless troubadour. A true road dog. Fred Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry with a lengthy discography backed by miles of experience. Unmatched as one of North America’s greatest songwriters, Fred has long employed his difficult upbringing as raw material for his heartland narratives.
His bio-fueled bus returns to St. Albert, 14 years after his Arden debut, to take audiences on a “walk through the garden of rock ‘n’ roll” – that of his 20th album, Tambourine. Reminiscent of 1966, the new album fuses together all of Fred’s past influences in his familiar, time-traveled sound.
Dare to be you
October 17 & 18, 2014 | The Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Drive St. Albert, AB [map]
The Amplify Youth Festival is about making life louder, brighter and bolder. It’s about growing potential and expanding imagination. It’s opportunity. It’s excitement. And it’s coming soon.
A brand new arts and cultural festival specifically for youth, Amplify will bring together a combination of concerts and workshops, driven by passion and inspiration, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for students *Grade 7 and up.*
*The Amplify Youth Festival and all related workshops are restricted to youth aged 13 to 20 years of age only.*
- Attendees will need to show school or photo ID at the front doors to gain access to the venue or workshops.
- The Festival Producer reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual they deem unfit for entry.
$15: Two-day pass | $10: Friday entrance | $10 Saturday entrance