Executive Director/Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Recommendation: Boarder X, Jan 26 – May 19
Come to the AGA to see Boarder X, featuring work by Indigenous artists who use snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing to offer new perspectives on our relationships with and appreciation for the land and water. Discover how boarding lifestyles share synergies with Indigeneity and how board culture opens the way for examining contested spaces, political borders, hybrid identities and traditional territories.
Chief Conductor, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winspear Centre
Recommendation: Sibelius Festival
(including The Sibelius of Light and Hope on Feb 22 & 23; The Sibelius of Song and Dance on Feb 28; Sibelius and Scotch on Mar 1; and The Sibelius of Myths, Lore, and Legends on Mar 9)
This profound exploration of the most personal and moving of great composers will strike audiences as deeply familiar in its warmth of human spirit and cast of landscapes that it so evocatively paints. A rare chance to get to know not only Sibelius’ work, but also to share in the beauty and genius of his sound-world. Guaranteed to inspire.
Artistic Director, Citadel Theatre
Recommendation: Matilda the Musical, Feb 16 – Mar 17
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-Winning MATILDA is a fantastic musical for all ages. It’s the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. As Matilda says, “Even if you’re little, you can do a lot!”