Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Charlie A’Court Brings His Powerful and Soulful Blues to Spruce Grove

Expect dynamic vocals and incredible guitar riffs at Horizon Stage on November 3


Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Court is a proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads between roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work, and contemporary songwriting skills have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums. Fueled by emotion and a desire for delivering powerful music, Charlie’s gutsy vocals and colourful guitar playing have been satisfying long-time fans and attracting new fans for 15 years. Charlie has toured Alberta before and he’s happy to be back and making a stop at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Born with the gift of voice, Charlie A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia where he spent his youth learning to play guitar. He immersed himself in his father’s vinyl record collection and discovered singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Over the years his influences grew to include contemporary artists such as Jonny Lang, Colin James, John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa.

Charlie started performing with his father on local stages before he was of legal age, regularly wowing the audience with his soulful vocals and well-honed guitar skills. Fueled by that experience, and the fire that comes from finding and following one’s passion, he began touring and recording on his own; releasing his debut CD, Colour Me Gone in 2003. That year Charlie swept the Music Nova Scotia Awards, winning Male Artist of the Year, Blues Recording of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year; he also received his first East Coast Music Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. He has since released four more albums, secured another fistful of Music Nova Scotia awards, and lined his mantle with five East Coast Music Awards in categories from Blues Recording to Pop Recording to R&B/Soul Recording, along the way. A’Court has also received national recognition, receiving 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for both Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year.

Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance, Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with forays to the USA, UK, and Europe. He has headlined performances at multiple festivals, including the Stan Rogers Folk Festival and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, and has shared the stage with James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert McClinton, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd and Jimmie Vaughan, among many others.

Get set for a night filled with smooth and soulful blues and roots music by Charlie A’Court on November 3. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

A'Court slides into his role as smooth soul man with ease… Singing high and mighty, rising into falsetto, getting into the groove, or slaying us with tenderness, he's a singing tour-de-force.”
Bob Mersereau, CBC

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Three Classic Sci-Fi Movies Combined into One Hilarious Stage Show

Horizon Stage Presents One Man Star Wars Trilogy on Wednesday, October 25 


Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One Man Star Wars Trilogy has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London’s West End to Dubai, and from Broadway to the Sydney Opera House. Canadian actor Charles Ross’ energetic and extremely entertaining performance condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. Ross single-handedly plays all of the characters - from Luke Skywalker to R2-D2 to Jabba the Hutt - with spot-on vocal impressions. He also sings the music, flies the ships, and fights the battles. This highly energetic romp is perfect for die-hard Star Wars super-fans but it will also amuse casual sci-fi consumers at Horizon Stage on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Best known as the mastermind behind the infamous One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings, and more recently One Man Pride and Prejudice, Charles Ross is a Canadian actor who has followed his heart and his career from one side of the continent to the other. Since first performing One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto in 2001, Ross has brought countless audiences, both large and small, to their feet with his surprisingly unique shows that he describes as “the successful result of a ‘misspent’ youth”.

Word of Ross' one of a kind talent has spread like wildfire and he has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His off-Broadway debut in August 2005 was a smashing success with critics raving about the incredible intensity that he brings to his work. To mark the release of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Charles was honored to perform at Lucasfilm's official movie release convention, Celebration 3. Even the likes of Vin Diesel and Sir Ian McKellan have taken in his performances and have given him rave reviews.

So grab your lightsaber and board the Millennium Falcon before the Death Star explodes. If you’re a Star Wars fan yourself, or if you know or love a Star Wars fan, you cannot miss One Man Star Wars Trilogy.  The 75 minute play is suitable for anyone aged six to Yoda and includes a post-show talk-back with Charles Ross. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Attention Star Wars Geeks, Don’t Miss This Show!
- The Fourth Walsh (Chicago Theatre Reviewer)

What I truly admired about this show is that it played with my imagination.”
- George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong (Entertainment blog)

"Off-the-wall fun."
- Chicago Tribune

Friday, September 29, 2017

Active and Interactive Workshop and Family Matinee Will Open Kids’ Eyes to New Possibilities

Horizon Stage Brings Dianna David’s School Of Moves to Spruce Grove on Sunday, October 15


From Filipino dancing to physical theatre, hip hop to props, mechanical engineering to miming, street performer to speaker, Dianna David enjoys playing in all worlds. In 2015 Dianna founded her School of Moves when she realized how important it is to share the possibilities of movement storytelling with children. Dianna and her Faculty of Freshness now tour stage shows and playshops to schools, theatres, communities, and festivals, transforming young lives by opening their eyes to a world of new possibilities. Horizon Stage is super-excited to be bringing Dianna David’s School of Moves to the capital region on Sunday, October 15.

Dianna and Faculty of Freshness member Char Loco will teach a Make Moves Playshop: Prop and Object Play from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Energetic 5 to 12 year olds will learn basic musical expression, dance footwork, body isolation techniques, and contact juggling skills. Dianna and Char will also share helpful tips from their real-life experiences on how to master the art of self-discovery. Their students will gain a better understanding of physicality, strength, thoughts, words, creativity and passions, and be encouraged to develop into their own strong and confident selves. Cost for the Make Moves Playshop is $15 per child and registrations will be accepted until October 10.

Then, at 2 p.m. everyone is welcome to attend Dianna David’s School of Moves stage show; the first Family Matinee of Horizon Stage’s 2017-18 Season. Using her many skills and talents Dianna will mesmerize you with her musicality and dance moves. She will playfully pull at your heart stings, inspire you to take a closer look at the world around you, and help you to see that everything you have ever wanted is right at your fingertips. Dianna infuses 13 years-worth of artistic experiences into her movement mastery and manipulation of objects and props to take her audiences into a world where stories of triumphs and transformations are both spoken and shown. And she might even ask you to do a little bit of moving too. Free preshow crafts and games in the lobby start at 1 p.m. Tickets are just $12 for all audience members - parents, grandparents, and kids alike. 

Fill a Sunday in the fall with lots of fun - let your children experience the excitement and wonder that is Dianna David School of Moves. Register them to participate in her Playshop, bring them to see her show, or why not do both!  Register and/or buy tickets at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), call 780-962-8995, or do everything online through www.horizonstage.com.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Edmonton Band Puts a Modern Twist on the Classic Country Sound

Horizon Stage Presents the Dungarees, with Opening Act Steve Newsome, on October 14


Five-piece country/roots-rockers The Dungarees take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster, and steel guitar they love from classic country and inject it with harmony, modern intensity, and pop sensibility.

The Dungarees are an Edmonton super group.  All five members have had successful music careers in other well-known local bands before they joined forces and became The Dungarees. Bassist/vocalist James Murdoch was the lead singer for The James Murdoch Band, guitarist/vocalist Robb Angus was in The Wheat Pool from 2005 - 2012, guitarist/vocalist Kiron Jhass was a member of The Uncas, steel player Darrek Anderson performed with Old Reliable, and drummer Ben Shillabeer worked with Social Code and the Boom Chucka Boys. Together they are one of Canada’s fastest rising Country music groups and on Saturday, October 14 they will take a step just 20-minutes west of the city to perform at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove.

No strangers to award nominations and wins - the Dungarees’ 2015 single "Ain't Through Being Happy Yet" won an Edmonton Music Award and the band was nominated for Group of The Year at the 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards. The Dungarees won $100,953 in prize money from Alberta Music’s 2016 Project Wild artist development program and were honored to be shortlisted for multiple 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards - including a Bass Player of the Year nomination for James Murdoch.

Produced by legendary multi-Grammy Award winning producer Paul Worley, the Dungarees’ most-recent upbeat summer single “Anywhere With You” was a follow-up to “I’m Down” which was played in heavy rotation from coast to coast on commercial country radio. The Dungarees have performed at marquee festivals including Boots and Hearts Music Festival, the Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder, Dauphin CountryFest and SunFest. They have proudly
opened for Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and Dwight Yoakam. In October 2016 they helped raise more than $10,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation by performing for 24 hours at the Yellowhead Brewery.

Opening for the Dungarees at Horizon Stage will be local country singer/songwriter Steve Newsome. Born and raised in southern Alberta Steve now hangs his hat west of Stony Plain. Steve’s proud farm, ranch, and rural past, have given him plenty of inspiration for his songwriting - from pack horses and back country rodeos to making big rig wheels and equipment tracks turn. He has played a number of songwriter showcases throughout Alberta and has shared the stage with Jason McCoy, Jake Mathews, and Adam Gregory.

Put on your cowboy hat and boots and rock the night away with The Dungarees and Steve Newsome on October 14! Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and Steve will take the stage at 7:30. Tickets are just $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online at ticketpro.ca.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Toast to Lawrie Seligman.

Lawrie Seligman was with the City of Spruce Grove from 2000-2014, first as Theatre Manager for Horizon Stage, then as Director of Cultural Services. He passed away on August 28, 2017. This is the toast that was given at the gathering we held on September 20 to celebrate Lawrie's life.

"Thanks for coming to celebrate with us, and filling this space with friendship.

Marion, Lawrie's wife, asked me to extend her regrets; she just can't be here yet. It's too hard. She wanted me to express her gratitude for everyone who has helped put this gathering together, and for everyone's kindness and support. She appreciates knowing how loved Lawrie is.

Lawrie had a passion for whatever was in front of him. Radio, television, theatre, music. LIFE. He wanted us to make the most of what we had, always. Don’t rest on your laurels, don’t be satisfied with “good enough”. But when it’s done, look back and be proud.
Lawrie meant something different to each of us. He had a way of making each person feel important, and that's an admirable quality. Lawrie will be missed, loved, and remembered for his contribution not only to our work, but to our lives. We are better people for having known him.

I'm not going to give a eulogy, that's not why we're here. Instead, I'm going to ask you to remember what made Lawrie special in your life, and consider how you can share that with someone else. 

I'm going to ask you to raise your glass, take a deep breath, and send all the love in this room to our beautiful friend. 

To Lawrie"

End of the Rainbow Sheds Light on Judy Garland's Troubled Twilight Years

Horizon Stage Presents ACEproductions: End of the Rainbow on Wednesday, October 11
                                                                                                                                                      
There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you’d rather be! End of The Rainbow is a true account of Judy Garland’s twilight years; an all-too-mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction revealed in a way seldom found in the tabloids. See that perilous bipolar energy that so often animates great performers. Touch this woman at your own risk - she burns. Every chapter of Judy’s history is alive; she is foul-mouthed, flirtatious, erotic, childlike, unedited, manipulative, and supremely self-conscious as she makes both love and war with her keepers. She has a strong sense of herself as a human tragedy on a world stage, but her sense of humour, and the absurdity of it all, is just as sharp and appallingly funny, and then…she sings! And all those disparate elements coalesce into a coherent riveting whole.

Written by Peter Quilter and directed by Claude Giroux, ACEproductions: End of the Rainbow is the Canadian premier production of a show that was a huge hit on Broadway and in London’s West  End. This Canadian cast is led by award-winning Vancouver singer and actress Janet Gigliotti as Judy Garland, along with Jeffery Hoffman, Gordon Roberts, Matthew Simmons and Robin Clegg. After successful runs at Jericho Arts Centre and the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre in Vancouver the company is excited to bring their show to Alberta where they will make a stop at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.

ACEproductions was formed in 2003 by Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts to present the best small cast plays and musicals with the intention of creating an ongoing touring company using the finest professional talent available. They are a not-for-profit society with a mandate to reach communities and audiences that do not receive regular touring live theatre.

Electrifying, intense, and real, ACEproductions: End of the Rainbow will leave you breathless. It is must-see theatre for Judy Garland fans but due to the adult nature of its content it is not recommended for anyone under the age of 14. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online at ticketpro.ca.

"It is Gigliotti leading the entire production with a voluminous voice and verve."
- Sharon DeMarko Gordon, Downtowner

Gigliotti is petite, but has big pipes and she delivers more than twenty classics including The Trolley Song, For Me and My Gal, Come Rain or Come Shine, Just In Time, You Made Me Love You and, of course, Over The Rainbow.”
- Jo Ledingham, Theatre Reviews

“What a great voice this Gigliotti has! Gigliotti’s voice is sultry and beautiful. Judy Garland would be proud to know that this lady would play the role of Judy one day.”

Karen Fitzgibbon, Review Vancouver

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Prepare to be Astounded and Amazed by Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff

All the elements of your favorite circus spectacle with a smidgen of science thrown in.


Combining circus, science, and magic, Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff is a super-fun show that will excite and entertain audience members of all ages. Featuring fast paced plate spinning, juggling, balancing, boomerangs, bubbles, illusions, bull whips, and more, it has all the elements of your favorite circus spectacle with a slightly scientific spin. Mr. Fish’s tricks will astound and amaze with the added bonus of teaching about friction, inertia, gravity, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and more. Circus tricks are thrilling, magic is marvelous, and science is cool – when performed by Mr. Fish! Horizon Stage is pleased to present Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff as the third and final show in our 2016/17 Family Matinee Series on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.

John Lepiarz, aka Mr Fish, is a graduate of Oberlin College and the LeCoq School in Paris. He performed with the Big Apple Circus from 1987 - 1994 and appeared in various shows as Master of Ceremonies, variety artist and clown. John is a featured artist in the HBO special, "Ballerinas, Horses and Clowns" and also appeared in the ABC special "Great Circus performances of the World". In 1995 John created the stage show The Super Scientific Circus with his long-time friend, Trent Arterberry. Since 1995 Mr. Fish and his company have toured to theaters in all 50 United States as well as to Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Many of their shows use circus skills to help the audience understand science, math, and sustainable energy.

Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff has been successfully performed for, and enjoyed by, audiences large and small and is suitable for ages 4 and up. So grab the kids in your life, or come on your own, and prepare to be amazed, entertained, maybe even educated as Mr. Fish takes the circus out of the big top and brings it to Horizon Stage on Saturday, April 29. Free pre-show crafts and activities start at 1 p.m. and the hour-long performance starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for circus fans of all ages and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through ticketpro.ca.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Horizon Stage Hosts an Old Fashioned Hall Party with Union Duke

Patron Appreciation Event at Elks Hall Promises to be a Night of Great Music, Dancing, and Fun


We’re taking Horizon Stage “On the Road” for an old fashioned hall party where we’ll also be celebrating and appreciating YOU, our patrons, at the beautiful and recently renovated Elks Hall. The evening will include door prizes, complimentary appetizers, a sneak peek at some of Horizon Stage’s 2017/18 season, and performances by two fantastic artists - opening act VISSIA and headliner Union Duke. It all gets started at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28.

Like a musical locomotive hurtling ‘round the bend, Union Duke is a folk quintet from Toronto that’s taking the music world by storm - one captivating performance at a time. Touring across Canada they have left a vast trail of amazement in their wake, topping the must-see lists at countless festivals. With banjos rambling, guitars wailing, and superb melodies, an infectious magnetism emanates from every stage they’ve had the privilege to grace. Their enthusiasm is infectious, they leave all of their audiences smiling, and they’re looking forward to energizing everyone at Elks Hall!

Matt Warry-Smith (percussion/vocals), Ethan Smith (guitar/vocals), Will Staunton (bass/vocals), Rob McLaren (guitar/vocals) and Jim McDonald (strings/vocals) have been making a commotion in one way or another since they were kids. Years of making music together have brought them to this: a heartbreak of twang and a boot shake of rock and roll. Union Duke is two fifths city, two fifths country, and one fifth whiskey.

For their third record, Golden Days, Union Duke recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts. Then they brought in Grammy award-winning mix engineer Mark Lawson to bring the mixes to life. Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs.

Warming up the crowd at Elks Hall will be local musician VISSIA. As a former member of the Stony Plain based trio The Vissia Sisters, VISSIA’s music studies began at an early age with piano, voice, and guitar, which culminated in a growing interest toward songwriting. Now living in Edmonton she has been building an audience around Canadian coffee shops, music clubs, and festival stages since her solo debut in 2011. She has had the pleasure of sharing stages with artists Gretchen Peters, Del Barber, Lindi Ortega, Russel de Carle, and Matt Anderson.

VISSIA’s skillful, honest songwriting and powerful voice will grab your ears and punch you in the heart. In 2016 she became the voice and face of ATB Financial’s “ATB Listens” campaign and kicked off 2017 with a five-week residency at the renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She will be releasing her next full-length album in September 2017.

Don’t miss out! Join us for a night of dancing and merriment at Elks Hall on Friday, April 28. Doors open at 8 p.m., VISSIA performs at 8:15 p.m. and then Union Duke hits the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for all ages and seating will be general admission at tables. Tickets can be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca - only a limited number of tickets are still available. Elks Hall is located at 400 Diamond Ave.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hot and Spicy New Orleans Style Rockin’ Roots and Bayou Blues

Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars Bring an Original Blend of Cajun and Zydeco-Influenced Music to Horizon Stage

“Take the rhythm of the Maritime Acadian music, season it with Louisiana zydeco blues and, add a twist of Highway 61-era Dylan, serve it up with great showmanship, and you’ve got a potent musical cocktail that will have your head spinning and your feet dancing." This is an apt description of a Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars concert. These hot and spicy swamp kings from Canada’s west coast have been electrifying audiences across British Columbia with their original brand of swamp, roots, and bayou blues and they’re looking forward to energizing everyone at Horizon Stage on Friday, April 7.

 Lead singer Gary Comeau is a songwriter and musician with unusual diversity and talent. Playing a range of instruments, including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, and piano, he delivers originally crafted, high-energy, New Orleans-style rockin’ roots and blues. Although Gary’s own roots are French-Acadian, he was born and raised in Nova Scotia, his soul seems to have taken a long and inspiring detour through Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta enroute to his current home in Vancouver. And while Gary may not necessarily consider himself to be a Cajun or zydeco artist per se, those styles have certainly influenced the music he has written and recorded over the years.

Between 1997 and 2004 Gary released four CDs. More recently he and the Voodoo Allstars released One Night Only - a recording of their February 2016 concert at the Dream Café in Penticton, BC.  Gary’s talents have also caught the attention of the film industry with songs like "Marianne" being featured in the Paramount film Double Jeopardy (1999) and "I Think About You All the Time” being part of the The Wild Guys (2004) soundtrack.

Gary Comeau is an authentic minstrel and a genuine character with a top hat and a penchant for colourful clothing. His Voodoo Allstars are a close-knit, highly experienced group of first-class musicians. Drummer Chris Nordquist, bassist Rob Becker, guitarist/slide guitarist Tim Hersey, and saxist/percussionist Jerry Cook are well-known for their chops in Vancouver’s music community. They have all worked consistently with Comeau for years and know how to follow the merest blink of his eye. When not working as the five-piece Voodoo Allstars, Gary, Tim, and Chris also perform as the hybrid blues and roots band Cannery Row, who had crowds up and dancing at Spruce Grove’s 2015 Canada Day Celebration.

Join us for a night of invigorating music and entertainment by Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars at Horizon Stage on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Harp and Violin Blend Together Beautifully and Battle Artistically

Duo Milot & Bareil’s Unique Concert Pairs Their Instruments Together Then Pits Them Against Each Other 


A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil’s performances are marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. With custom arrangements and transcription by Antoine, their unique concerts highlight the similarities and the differences between two musicians and their instruments. While some works pair harp and violin as a beautifully intertwined duo, others pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity. Valérie and Antoine also take time to explain their instruments, tell stories about the music, and share anecdotes about their own experiences. Experience the smooth, sweet, and sizzling sounds and stories of Duo Milot & Bareil at Horizon Stage on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Valérie and Antoine were each awarded the prestigious Prix Avec Grande Distinction after completing their studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Trois-Rivières. Valérie won the Prix d’Europe scholarship and went on to perfect her art in New York, while Antoine pursued his studies at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria.

Duo Milot & Bareil have collaborated on several critically acclaimed recordings including Old Friends – A Classical Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel (2011) and Around Christmas (2012). They have participated in numerous radio broadcasts together and regularly collaborate with a variety of other artists. Horizon Stage audiences will remember Antoine from his 2009 show, Soaring Strings, with cellist Sébastien Lépine, which was an introduction to 20th century classical music for younger audiences that came complete with a light show!

In addition to her busy schedule with Duo Milot & Bareil, Valerie has an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. She is regularly invited to perform with orchestras internationally, particularly in Switzerland, Brazil, and France. Introduced to music when she was very young, Valérie studied the piano for several years before choosing the harp at age ten. She has been teaching at her alma matter - Trois-Riviéres Conservatories of Music - since 2015 and has recorded 7 albums in total. In her latest solo work, Orbis, she pushes the boundaries of her style by marrying music and digital art.

Antoine has performed in more than a dozen countries. He has been a member of Quartango since 2009 and the concertmaster of the Laval Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and he plays regularly with Les Violons du Roy, a French-Canadian chamber orchestra based in Québec City. Antoine has also written music for some National Film Board of Canada short films. A versatile musician, he can be heard on fifty albums of varied styles. He has won several awards, including a Juno for Best Instrumental Album for Encuentro by Quartango. Antoine plays on a violin made by Vuillaume with a bow made by Voirin, courtesy of Canimex.

Allow Duo Milot & Bareil to enchant, enlighten, engage, and entertain you with their beautiful music and fascinating narratives at Horizon Stage on Saturday, April 1. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Milot’s touch on the strings is effortless. She conjures both harp and notes away. They vanish on her fingertips. What pours out is pure musical perception.” - The Chronicle Herald 

“[A] beautiful couple… masters both in their discipline, they were on stage relaxed, visibly determined to distill pleasure and share it with us. No one of the two protagonists, violinist or harpist, was the star in this concert. On the contrary, it was in turn that they were the prime contractor, supported and accompanied by the other.
- The Journal of Citizens