Scheherazade

Scheherazade

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

A Canadian Premiere!

Starring acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian opera singer Joyce El-Khoury in the role of Scheherazade well supported by Serouj Kradjian and ensemble – a Canadian first! A exotic fusion of traditional masterworks featuring Maurice Ravel’s Scheherazade alongside twentieth-century Lebanese songs and many other jewels of the East.

Sashaying up the red-carpeted stairs of London’s Royal Opera House for the camera, resplendent in a Marchesa gown, El-Khoury is the very embodiment of a prima donna.

Harrods Magazine

This concert will also feature the projection of a a plein air painting session with local artist Bill Franks, during the song ‘Oblivion.’

PROGRAM

• Shéhérazade (Maurice Ravel)
I Asie
II La flûte enchantée
III L’indifférent
• Give me the flute- Aateny el Nay (Najib Hankash-Kahlil Gibran)
• Swear to me little bird- Rah halfak bel ghosn ya asfour (Wadi El Safi)
• I love you Lebanon-Bahebbak ya Lubnan (Rahbani Brothers)
BREAK
• Enamored of roses-Ya Aashikata el wardi (Zaki Nassif)
• Flower of my dreams-Ya zahratan fee khayalee (Farid el Atrache)
• Oblivion* (Astor Piazzolla)
• Youkali (Kurt Weill)
• Beautiful Dream – Tcheknagh Yeraz (Arno Babadjanian)

Joyce El-Khoury, Soprano
Serouj Kradjian, Piano and Arrangements
Joseph Petric, Accordion
Kathleen Kajioka, Violin
Jesse Dietschi, Double Bass
Naghmeh Farahmand, Percussion
Bill Franks, Painter


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible with the gracious support of Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

Red Sky Performance

Red Sky Performance

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Featuring Celebrated Canadian Poet Dr. Duke Redbird

Celebrating the creativity and fire of Indigenous artistic expression with Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading contemporary Indigenous dance group and a very special guest – the established Indigenous poet and historian Dr. Duke Redbird, who will recite carefully-curated poetry from his latest book.

This event also features a screening of the movie “The Water Walker” and time-lapse photography from the Saugeen First Nation taken by our film crew!

Dr. Duke Redbird brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience. He was instrumental in the implementation of innovative multimedia, technologies and beyond, bringing an Indigenous approach to art education that was rooted in his pioneering work at OCAD University.

Touring since 2003, Red Sky Performance has delivered over 2,755 performances across Canada including international performances in 17 countries on four continents: two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), World Expo in Shanghai, Venice Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow, among others.

This event also features a screening of the 13-min. documentary “The Water Walker.” Anishinaabe water activist Autumn Peltier travels from Manitoulin Island, Ontario to New York City to address the United Nations.

Click here to learn more about the movie.

LITTLE LEAF
Did I see a leaf fall from that tree?
Little leaf, I do not know your name yet I have seen you fall.
You did not fall like a stone from the sky
You did not swoop like a great hawk
You drifted and you sang a song
Your song is in my heart.
– © Duke Redbird

PROGRAM

• Introduction by Dr. Duke Redbird on the importance of sharing land resources.
• The Water Walker Movie (13 minutes).
• STAGE I: Poetry by Dr. Duke Redbird accompanied by Native American Flute.
• STAGE II: Red Sky Performance dancers, beginning with and introduction and a series of songs: Grand Entry song, Solo songs, Flute & Hand Drum song and Sneak Up song.

Dr. Duke Redbird, Poetry
Red Sky Performance, Dancing Ensemble
Jason Chamakese, Native American Flute

VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible by the kind support of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Chocho – The Butterfly

Already well-known to Collingwood audiences but with a unique twist. Presenting the ‘Butterfly’ with Aki Takahashi on taiko and shamisen together with the unbridled energy of the celebrated Japanese drummers Nagata Shachu.

In ancient Japan, boundaries were set by the sound of taiko drums: the point at which you could no longer hear a village’s drums marked its outer borders. Today, the joyous drumming of Nagata Shachu’s taiko erases boundaries and barriers, bringing together people from all nationalities.

This concert will also feature the projection of a a plein air painting session with local artist Shandelle McCurdie, during the song ‘Tenkai’, which means ‘Heaven’ or ‘to evolve or unfold.’

Program

  • Shin Kodama (New Echoes), composed by Kiyoshi Nagata.
  • Hitori Uchi (One person, one drum), composed by Aki Takahashi
  • Harukoma (Spring Horses)
  • Nebuta Daiko (Nebuta festival drumming)
  • Hon-Choshi, traditional arranged by Aki Takahashi
  • San Ren On (Rhythms of three), composed by Kiyoshi Nagata
  • Tenkai* (Heaven)
  • Araumi (Story Sea)
  • Iwai (Celebrate)

*with accompanying painting session

Artists

Kiyoshi Nagata – taiko and bamboo flute
Aki Takahashi – taiko, voice and shamisen
Naoya Kobayashi
Andrew Siu
Kevin Zi-Xiao He
Briana Lee
Marie Gavin

Nagata Shachu, Japanese Drumming Ensemble
Shandelle McCurdie, Painter


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (drive-in). The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This concert has been made possible by the support of CIBC Bank.

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

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