What’s on at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Tap Dance Outreach with Shawn Byfield
Jan 20, 1:00 PM
Dora Award winning choreographer Shawn Byfield is a veteran of TV & film, and an internationally renowned tap dance & hip hop dance instructor. He’s a 2007 Gemini Award Nominee, Co- Director of Thrive! Entertainment and Director of Funk Factory, Canada’s National Tap Dance Ensemble.

Peter Appleyard and the Sophisticated Ladies
Jan 24, 7:00 PM
Legendary bandleader Peter Appleyard is joined by three of Canada’s top female jazz singers – Elizabeth Shepherd, Jackie Richardson, and Diana Panton performing songs from Peter’s new Sophisticated Ladies album along with other classic jazz standards. With the all-star Canadian band – John Sherwood on piano, Reg Schwager on guitar, Neil Swainson on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Peter Appleyard on vibes.

Nelly Furtado
Jan 28, 8:00 PM
With hits such as “I’m Like A Bird”, “Promiscuous”, and “Maneater”, Nelly Furtado is a household name and Canadian superstar. She has earned numerous awards including 2 Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards.

Taj Mahal Trio
Feb 1, 8:00 PM
American Grammy Award winning blues musician Taj Mahal is celebrating his 70th birthday on tour! A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments) Taj Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50 year career by fusing it with non-traditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

Jake’s Gift
Feb 3, 2:00 PM
Feb 3, 7:30 PM
An award-winning and fiercely moving one-woman play, Jake’s Gift chronicles a World War II veteran’s journey back to Juno Beach to find the grave of a brother who never returned home.

Ballet BC
Feb 7, 8:00 PM
Ballet BC has a distinctive style that is both bold and innovative. The company consists of a select group of 15 dancers with exceptional classical and contemporary dance training. The program has humour and musicality that provides windows of engagement for all audiences.

Feb 14, 8:00 PM
Latin Grammy Award winner and two-time Juno Award winner, Alex*Cuba takes his Latin Soul Rock vibe globally. His soulful vocal style and lyrical poetry are only matched by his brilliant and unique guitar skills. His authenticity has made him a hot commodity with collaborators like Nelly Furtado, Blue Rodeo and Luis Enrique.

Sing-A-Long A Sound of Music – THE MOVIE
Feb 18, 1:00 PM
Join in and sing along at this fun-filled interactive screening event of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. Complete with onscreen lyrics, props, costumes and vocal warm-ups, it’s sure to be one of your new “favourite things”. Your host will hand out goody bags and award prizes for the “fancy dress” competition (costumes are not compulsory but they certainly add to the fun). Then sit back and sing your heart out to the original 1965 movie!

Amazing Grace
Feb 22, 8:00 PM
The Elmer Iseler Singers, a twenty-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto, is one of Canada’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles. They are joined by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. These 21 classically trained vocalists were the only Canadian ensemble to perform as part of the celebrations for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Feb 26, 8:00 PM
With hot-running rhythms, rich harmonies and rigorous dance routines, South Africa’s a-cappella sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo delivers a message of hope, peace and unity that resonates with listeners around the globe.

Coleman & Lemieux
Mar 6, 8:00 PM
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie proudly present AllOneWord, an evening of dance works from acclaimed Canadian choreographer James Kudelka. The evening is comprised of six works – three of them world premieres – from Kudelka’s SEE series. Each of the six works will have a different musical arrangement of Biber’s beautiful Sonata for unaccompanied violin, directed by renowned composer and media artist John Oswald.

Scrap Arts Music
Mar 8, 7:00 PM
Scrap Arts Music transforms their stage into an eco-friendly musical realm bursting with ingenious creativity and positive energy. The unique quintet is led by composer-percussionist Gregory Kozak, an inspired instrumental inventor. The original, beats-driven music uses more than 100 mobile sculptural instruments. Each musical invention is hand-built from recycled materials ranging from accordion parts, to aluminum scraps and even artillery shells.

Jamie Adkins Circus Incognitus
Mar 14, 7:00 PM
Whether he’s juggling a lemon on his body, jumping into a cardboard box to see if he can, or balancing for dear life on the slack rope, Jamie’s skill with his materials and his sense of humor are sure to delight and entertain the whole family.

Georgy Tchaidze
Mar 17,11:45 AM
Calgary’s prestigious Honens International Piano Competition is among the world’s most respected events of its kind and once every three years it discovers and launches a star.

Mar 20, 8:00 PM
Bowfire is an “All Star Show” of the finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos ever assembled on one stage. Join us for a musical journey that moves seamlessly from jazz, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, rock, gypsy, world, Texas Swing and Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles.

The Gruffalo – Tall Stories
Apr 13, 2:00 PM
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark woods in this magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Animated with songs, laughter and scary fun, young audiences happily join Mouse as he walks confidently through the woods scaring away otherwise hungry animals with tall tales of a terrifying Gruffalo.

Jasper Wood and Daniel Bolshoy – DUO RENDEZVOUS
Apr 14, 11:45 AM
Duo Rendezvous celebrates Paris, the romantic inspiration of Europe, and a program featuring music by the composers who made Paris their home in the early 1900s.

The Piano Men featuring the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, starring Jim Witter
Apr 18, 8:00 PM
The show is set entirely to the music of Elton John and Billy Joel, two creative icons of the period. Jim, featured on grand piano, makes no attempt to mimic his heroes, but rather uses the familiar arrangements, and his phenomenal singing ability to evoke their music. Using projections and visual presentations, and accompanied by a band of spectacular musicians, Witter turns every lyric and melody into a musical time machine that takes his audience back to a period when life seemed easier and these musicians were composing the soundtrack to our lives.

The Good Lovelies
Apr 24, 7:30 PM
Funny and upbeat with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies’ textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape.

Natalie MacMaster
Apr 25, 8:00 PM
Cape Breton fiddle virtuoso Natalie MacMaster presents her signature East Coast sound for an evening of irresistible toe-tapping tunes from her latest album, Cape Breton Girl. Melding traditional sounds with a modern style, her undeniable talent has earned her critical acclaim including numerous Juno and East Coast Music Awards, two honorary degrees and the Order of Canada.

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