September Events

Jersey nights

The Brockville Concert Association presents

 FALL MUSIC Concert Assoc

COLLECTIF9

Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $32.00 –  + HST

Students 18+ –  $10.00 + HST

4 Performance Subscription – $102.00 + HST

4 Performance Early Bird Subscription – $96.00 + HST

Students Under 18 – Free Admission

Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. collectif9 has already performed over 70 concerts across Canada and internationally, from summer appearances at the Festival de Lanaudière and Ottawa Chamberfest, to Québec’s Côte-Nord in February, to Christmas-time in China. The ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble for a unique experience.

collectif9’s debut album, Volksmobiles, was released in February 2016: described as “dazzling” (The WholeNote), the album exudes  “great brio and vitality” (Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review), capturing the brilliant colour and driving energy of a collectif9 live performance. Featuring folk-inspired music by Brahms, Bartók, Schnittke, and André Gagnon, collectif9’s new album also presents the world premiere recording of Canadian composer Geof Holbrook’s Volksmobiles, written for the ensemble.

During the 2016-17 season, collectif9 will take Volksmobiles on the road again, performing across the United States, Québec, and Ontario. At home, the ensemble is keeping busy planning new projects and collaborations – keep your ears to the ground! Future seasons will see the group return to Asia, as well as performances in Europe and Canada’s west coast.

The musicians and friends met as students at Université de Montréal and McGill University: they wanted to create something different yet complementary to traditional representations of classical music, more relatable to pop culture. Learning from the classical works that have influenced non-classical musicians and the structure of pop concerts, collectif9 looks for ways to break the stigma of inapproachability, searches for new ways of expression within the classical medium, and attempts to foster communication and collaboration between artists and within their community.

collectif9 has received a great deal of support and encouragement, and are very grateful to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, FACTOR, and Musitechnic.

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Thrill Dancers

Brockville Arts Centre Feature Movie 

EXPO 67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Saturday Sept. 23 @ 2pm & 7pm.

Tickets $10 (including HST)

Running time: 68 minutes.

A film by GUYLAINE MAROIST, MICHEL BARBEAU & ERIC RUEL
Editing: MARTIN GAGNON & ERIC RUEL

Constructed like a grand epic, Expo67: Mission Impossible is a true thriller starring the characters who were the Mad Men of Montreal. !e organizers had only 1,628 days to build an island, 128 pavilions, three bridges and trains capable of transporting tens of millions of visitors. A computer modelling team at the Stanford Research Institute predicted failure. The first organizing committee resigned. Speculators started getting edgy. Ottawa and Quebec City were reluctant to cough up the cash for a one-time event that would cost more than all the bridges of Montreal.

Despite endless foot-dragging in the office of Lester B. Pearson, the admonitions of René Lévesque, and almost systematic sabotage on the part of journalists, everything was ready for the official opening on April 28, 1967.

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Thrill Dancers

EMPIRE PRODUCTIONS presents 

JANN ARDEN

Monday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets $77.50 + HST

Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993.  She has released 12 albums with 19 top singles and is the proud recipient of a star of Canada’s Walk of Fame.  In addition to being a singer/songwriter, Arden is an author of note, with three books to her credit.  Jann has made appearances in television sitcoms from Ellen to Corner Gas  to the CBC’s Rick Mercer Report.  Her philanthropic work includes World Vision, MAC Cosmetic’s Fashion Cares AIDS benefit and Gilda’s Club in Toronto.

Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – Jann Arden is a Canadian original – a brilliant multi-dimensional talent.

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