Art Exhibitions, Music and Drama Shows

 

August/September

Drama UAlberta ShowsThe Violet Hour

by Richard Greenberg 

Director: Lucy Collingwood, MFA directing thesis project A deliciously dark comedy set in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby-era. A Princeton graduate who wishes to be a publisher must choose between two manuscripts: his best friend from college's masterpiece, or his lover's compelling memoir. Suddenly a machine arrives at his office spewing out pages from academic books of the future, detailing the devastating results of his choice. Can he alter the future? What will his decision be? How can he use his power at all, in the face of the alleged facts? 

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
September 18 - 27 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
matinee Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office
$5 preview Wednesday, September 17
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior 

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October

Art and Design Icon UAlbertaMFA graduation shows 

The Presence of Absense

Agnieszka Koziarz, MFA Sculpture final visual presentation 

Everything Now Forever
Nora Myers, MFA Painting final visual presentation 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building
Sept. 30 - Oct. 25 

Opening reception Thursday, October 9, 7 p.m - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays
 

Music UAlberta ShowsViolinissimo 

University of Alberta music faculty Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Roger Admiral (piano) combine forces for an entertaining panorama of violin repertoire with an emphasis on extremes. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior 

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Music UAlberta ShowsPrism 

Short, dynamic bursts showcasing a vibrant spectrum of University of Alberta Department of Music student ensembles, choirs and bands, faculty strings, pianists and vocalists performing throughout the Winspear Centre: from balconies to choir loft, from the aisles to the majestic mainstage. Conductor: Angela Schroeder, University of Alberta music faculty member. 

Department of Music, Winspear Centre
Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Music UAlberta ShowsDrumzy: A Celebration of Egyptian Music and Dance 

Presented by Bedouin Beats in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Department of Music and the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology as part of Edmonton’s inaugural Egyptian Music and Dance Festival.

Hossam Ramzy, the world's leading Egyptian percussionist, composer and World music artist, and Serena Ramzy, world renowned Middle Eastern dancer, with Canadian dance guests featuring violinist Emile Basili and keyboard virtuoso El Gamal El Kordi with the University of Alberta's Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble.

Friday, Oct. 24 & Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$25 student, $50 adult

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Moira Buffini Festival 

A satirist. A feminist. So wickedly smart and very funny, Moira Buffini speaks to this generation like no other playwright. The University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre will be among the first theatre companies to introduce Western Canadian audiences to Moira Buffini. 

Drama UAlberta ShowsLoveplay 

by Moira Buffini. Director: Jan Selman, University of Alberta drama faculty 

With every intellectual advancement, does our human capacity to feel keep pace or fall behind? “A satirical romp that covers two millennia in 90 minutes...Each of the 10 scenes takes place in one London location; over the centuries it moves from Roman temple to medieval abbey, elegant townhouse, Victorian studio and 1960s squat, eventually becoming a modern dating agency. The constant factor is the quest, often doomed, for love and sex.” The Guardian 

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
Oct. 30 - Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
matinee Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office
$5 preview Wednesday, Oct. 29
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior 

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Blavatsky's Tower

Drama UAlberta Shows

by Moira Buffini Director: Sandra M. Nicholls, University of Alberta drama faculty 

A blind visionary and his family, secluded in a decaying tower, face mortality. A tragi-comedie.

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
Nov. 27 - Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, Nov. 30 
matinee Thursday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office 
$5 preview Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. 
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior 
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior

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November/December

Festival of Ideas 2014

The University of Alberta's Festival of Ideas is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face. 

To this end the festival invites performers, writers, visual artists, scientists and public intellectuals to share their views with the general public in forums, panel discussions, artistic productions and community events, to exchange ideas and create new knowledge communications.

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Art and Design Icon UAlbertaMFA graduation show 

Mind Body Phone

Emilie St. Hilaire, MFA Drawing and Intermedia final visual presentation 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
Nov. 4 - 29 

Opening reception Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Art and Design Icon UAlbertaArt & Design 50th Anniversary Exhibition: 

Curated Show 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
Dec. 9 - 20 and Jan. 2 - 10 

Opening reception TBA 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays 
 

January/February

Music UAlberta ShowsWhat boundaries? 

An innovative concert of new and recent works featuring Department of Music faculty composers. 

Department of Music, Timms Centre for the Arts
Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Art and Design Icon UAlbertaJesse Thomas / Alcuin Awards for Book Design 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
January 20 - February 14 (tentative) 

Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays
 

Music UAlberta ShowsJoining Forces: New Music from the Single Reed Studios 

Ambitious new-generation saxophonist Allison Balcetis unites with fellow University of Alberta music instructor and clarinetist Don Ross to perform a world premiere of Ross’ new work and an assortment of contemporary works from around the world. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Drama UAlberta ShowsThe Threepenny Opera 

by Bertolt Brecht. Music by Kurt Weill translation by Marc Blitzstein. Director: Brian Deedrick (Mary Mooney Distinguished Visiting Artist) 

To showcase a very musically talented BFA acting class graduating in 2015, U of A Studio Theatre has invited U of A alumnus and former Edmonton Opera artistic director Brian Deedrick to direct The Threepenny Opera. The creative team assembled around Deedrick includes Peter Dala (musical director of Alberta Ballet), Robert Shannon (designer) and Marie Nychka (choreographer). Brecht was an innovator that broke down the fourth wall and the University of Alberta has a great tradition of Brechtian scholarship and creative research. This will be the third Studio Theatre production of the great classic The Threepenny Opera in its 65 year history. 

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
Feb. 5 - 14 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, Feb. 8
matinee Thursday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office
$5 preview Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior 

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Music UAlberta ShowsBeethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Part Three 

Two first prize winners of the prestigious Montreal Symphony competition, Jacques Després (piano) and Andrew Wan (violin), have united to play all Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano over three consecutive years for the pleasure of Edmonton audiences. This is the third and final concert in the annual series, featuring Beethoven’s Sonatas Nos. 6, 9 and 10. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Music UAlberta ShowsSymphonic Wind Ensemble & the University of Alberta High School Honour Band 

A select group of Alberta’s most talented high school band students perform on the same marquee as the University of Alberta’s elite Symphonic Wind Ensemble, featuring a performance by the winner of the University of Alberta concerto competition. Conductor: Angela Schroeder, University of Alberta music faculty. 

Department of Music, Winspear Centre
Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Art and Design Icon UAlbertaMFA graduation show 

Darian Stahl, MFA Printmaking final visual presentation 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
Feb. 24 - March 21 

Opening reception TBA 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays
 

Music UAlberta ShowsThe Kilburn Memorial Concert 2015 

The Kilburn Memorial concert is an annual event showcasing renowned Canadian artists, made possible by the Nicholas Arthur Kilburn Memorial Endowment Fund. The special guest is yet to be announced. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Reserve seats through YEGLIVE.
Donations to the Nicholas Arthur Kilburn Memorial Endowment Fund will be gladly accepted at the door.

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Music UAlberta ShowsFrom China to Canada 

Experience the superb violinist Yue Deng, one of China’s most outstanding artists and artist in residence at the University of Alberta’s Department of Music, performing works from Holverson, Fung, Gershwin and many more, with guest artists Colin Ryan (cello) and Patricia Tao (piano). Yue has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall and Josh Groban, performed live with Michael Buble, Bill Charlap, Dave Grusin and Randy Newman, and graced the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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March-June

Music UAlberta ShowsThe Music of Michael Colgrass 

Join the Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a celebration of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Michael Colgrass. Works performed include Urban Requiem, Colgrass’ colourful ode to the city of Miami, commissioned by Gary Green and the University of Miami. Conductor: Angela Schroeder, University of Alberta music faculty.

Department of Music, Winspear Centre
Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Music UAlberta ShowsRaga Unveiled 

An illuminating concert featuring the Indian Music Ensemble with special guests presented in partnership with Edmonton’s Raga-Mala Society of Music. 

Department of Music, Winspear Centre
Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door $10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Drama UAlberta ShowsA Dream Play 

by August Strindberg adaptation by Caryl Churchill Director: David Kennedy, University of Alberta drama faculty. 

A Dream Play is a blend of memories, experiences, absurdities and pure inventions of the imagination. Time and space do not exist. Anything can happen. Everything is plausible. Working with a potent adaptation by Caryl Churchill, one of the most fascinating contemporary female dramatists right now, director David Kennedy will cast all the females from the 2015 BFA acting class as Agnes, daughter of the Vedic god Indra, who descends to Earth to bear witness to the human experience.

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
March 26 - April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, March 29
matinee Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office
$5 preview Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior 

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Music UAlberta ShowsEine Kleine Night Serenade

The University Symphony Orchestra performs Britten’s Serenade featuring Juno award winning tenor and University of Alberta voice professor John Tessier, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn Allene Hackleman. Romeo and Juliet’s eternal love comes alive in all its splendour with a performance of Berlioz’s Love Scene. Conductor: Petar Dundjerski, University of Alberta music instructor. 

Department of Music, Winspear Centre
Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

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Art and Design Icon UAlbertaBDes 2015 graduation show 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
March 31 - April 11 

Professional night Wednesday, April 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
Opening reception Thursday, April 2, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Art and Design Icon UAlbertaBFA 2015 graduation show 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
April 21 - May 2 

Opening reception Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Art and Design Icon UAlbertaDesign Latitudes 

Bonnie Sadler Takach, University of Alberta’s Art & Design faculty 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
May 12 - June 6 

Opening reception TBA 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Drama UAlberta ShowsTribes 

by Nina Raine Director: Amanda Bergen, MFA directing thesis project.

Tribes premiered in 2010 at London’s Royal Court Theatre and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play in 2012. This provocative play introduces an unconventional family with three dysfunctional adult children still living at home. It focuses on Billy, their deaf son who was raised to read lips rather than sign. Billy falls for Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf herself, and he finally discovers what it means to be heard. 

U of A Studio Theatre, Timms Centre for the Arts
May 14 - 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

no show Sunday, May 17
matinee Thursday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. 

TIX on the Square / Timms Box Office
$5 preview Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
evening $11 student, $22 adult, $20 senior
matinee $11 students, $17 adult, $15 senior

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Past Events

7: Graduate Design Group Show 2014 

Art and Design Icon UAlberta

Featuring Master of Design candidates Salim Azzam, Mike Buss, Piyush Mann, Ceren Pektas, Ika Peraic, Layal Shuman and Val Sirbu. 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
Aug. 26 - Sept. 20 

closing reception Thursday, September 18, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays

Music UAlberta ShowsTransatlantic Meeting 

University of Alberta music faculty pianist Patricia Tao is joined by internationally-acclaimed artists James Campbell (clarinet) and Gil Sharon (violin and viola) to perform works from Mozart, Brahms and Schubert. 

Department of Music, Convocation Hall
Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. 

YEGLIVE and door 
$10 student, $20 adult, $15 senior

Art and Design Icon UAlbertaMFA graduating shows
darling shadow 

Sarah Oneschuk, MFA Printmaking final visual presentation 

Sarah Oneschuk is interested in the role of traditionally feminine, handmade objects in our society, and how the handmade reflects notions of sentiment, affection and invested time. In her artistic process, she alludes to a variety of traditional handmade processes, particularly needlework, and uses repetition as it relates to biological life cycles. Her work is often a juxtaposition of delicate restraint and chaotic weight. 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building 
July 22 - Aug. 16

closing reception Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays 
 

Art and Design Icon UAlberta BLASTOFF 

Ali Nickerson, MFA Drawing and Intermedia final visual presentation 

Ali Nickerson’s work addresses poverty, substance abuse, mental illness and violence through the lenses of fact, fiction and the uncanny. 

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building
July 22 - Aug. 16

closing reception Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 - 10 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays
 

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