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Oct
29
Fri
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO

Globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz.

 

We are thrilled to welcome the amazing pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, percussionist Nick Halley, and bassist Tom Easley back to King’s Theatre for a gorgeous night of jazz.

 

Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras, string quartets, tabla players, and DJs – and has taken him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist is joined by jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley and seasoned bassist Tom Easley for this thrilling concert of original compositions.

Presented in partnership with DEBUT ATLANTIC.

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Oct
30
Sat
WORKSHOP with DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am
WORKSHOP with DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO

Workshop for Musicians

On Saturday October 30 at 10am, King’s Theatre is hosting a workshop/conversation for musicians and advanced students. People may bring instruments for an interactive component . The workshop is about music that explores freedom and limits – balancing composition and improvisation. The workshop is free but space is limited to please call the Box Office to reserve your spot.

Brilliant pianist and composer DINUK WIJERATNE returns to King’s Theatre on Friday October 29 with percussionist Nick Halley and bassist Tom Easley for a gorgeous night of jazz.

Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras, string quartets, tabla players, and DJs – and has taken him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist is joined by jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley and seasoned bassist Tom Easley for this thrilling concert of original compositions.

Presented in partnership with DEBUT ATLANTIC.

 

Workshop is FREE. Pre-registration required.

Contact the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Nov
6
Sat
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni

“Mystical, dark and full of heart”

Peter-Anthony Togni – piano
Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
 
 
 
 
Peter Togni & Jeff Reilly return to King’s as Blackwood, bringing a common love of improvisation, a passion for taking musical risks, and a deep desire to to connect with their audience.
 
 
 
 
Blackwood is a classical cross-over duo that draws upon the wide ranging performance experience of composer/organist/pianist PETER TOGNI and bass clarinetist/composer JEFF REILLY. Together these two musical soul-searchers have toured the world with the trio Sanctuary, released concertos for bass clarinet and choir, created string orchestra concertos, and created full length works for solo bass clarinet and vocal quartet. Together they have played hundreds of concerts touring Russia, China, Europe and North America performing in a range of contexts: jazz, contemporary classical, choral, orchestral, string orchestra, and Gamelan orchestra. Long time collaborators at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, they have been playing and creating music together since 1998.

 

 
“I was smitten by Togni’s atmospheric force….  and the virtuoso bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly extends his cadenzas across the history of sound, from monody to modernism, in a performance that is dominant and hypnotic. There is something epiphanic about this music…. resist it if you can”
Norman Lebrecht, La Scena Musical

“Achingly beautiful, completely addictive”
The Independent on Sunday, UK

Blackwood releases their first album LOST AND FOUND on September 24th, 2021! Available on all download and streaming sites. Support the artists here by ordering a physical copy or digital download on bandcamp.

  • $25 Adult (ticketing fee & HST additional)
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Youth: FREE
  • SPECIAL PACKAGE: Buy tickets to both Blackwood (Nov. 6 at 7:30pm) and Atlantic String Machine (Nov. 7 at 2pm), and we will give you a voucher for $10 at Velma’s Concession!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 
Nov
7
Sun
ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE

Award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Atlantic String Machine back to King’s! They are a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

 
Atlantic String Machine is:
Sean Kemp (violin)
Karen Graves (violin)
Jeffrey Bazett-Jones (viola)
Natalie Williams Calhoun (cello)
Adam Hill (bass)
  • $30 Adult (ticketing fee & HST additional)
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Youth: FREE
  • SPECIAL PACKAGE: Buy tickets to both Blackwood (Nov. 6 at 7:30pm) and Atlantic String Machine (Nov. 7 at 2pm), and we will give you a voucher for $10 at Velma’s Concession!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 
May
1
Sun
THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND

NEWSFLASH: The Band has rescheduled their Tour to next Spring! The new date for the show at King’s Theatre is May 1, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Tickets holders can use their tickets for the new date or request a full refund. Thanks for your patience, and we know it will be worth the wait!

After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand‐new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.

Downchild will be joined on stage by some very special guests for this monumental performance, that will be announced shortly. With a stellar lineup of talent being assembled, sparks are sure to fly!

Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi‐platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.

The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.

With their signature jump‐blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one ‐ not to be missed!

SPECIAL GUEST: The band is excited to announce 3X Maple Blues Award nominee Jenie Thai will join them for their King’sTheatre performance.

TICKETS: $60  + ticketing fee & hst

PLEASE NOTE: Once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, proof of full vaccination will be required for patrons over the age of 12; face masks will be required until seated.

If you purchased tickets prior to this regulations coming into effect and no longer wish to attend, you can contact the Box Office for a refund.

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