Ian Tyson will open 2012-2013 Stars for Saskatchewan series

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The Swift Current Allied Arts Council Stars for Saskatchewan series opener will feature Ian Tyson, kicking off an unforgettable 2012-2013 season.

Ian Tyson, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi award winner, is touring coast to coast in Canada and the US to celebrate five decades as a performer in 2012, and will open the 2012-13 Stars for Saskatchewan season on Sept 28.

David Myles explores his long-time love of Brazilian and African music with influences as obvious to pop audiences as Paul Simon and as obscure as Brazilian icon Jorge Ben on Nov. 2.

Ben Heppner brings his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense to some of the world’s most challenging roles, from Wagner's Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi's Otello and Berlioz' Aeneas on Nov. 20.

Stephen Page, a founding member, lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for the Barenaked Ladies, performs selections from his successful solo career including his first original material album, Page One, on Dec. 11.

The Regina Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Canada’s longest-running orchestra with some of the strongest musical talent in Saskatchewan, returns with a fantastic concert of classical favourites that are sure to warm the heart on a winter’s evening, Feb. 13.

Ballet Jörgen Canada celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world’s most renowned Classical Ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a full-length classical production that tells a story of true love, the union of two souls and ultimate sacrifice, on March 1.

Kornel Wolak, clarinetist, and Chris Donnelly, jazz pianist captivate audiences with their incredible energy and musicality through a program that is engaging, entertaining and educational on March 16.

Jim Cuddy, songwriter for Blue Rodeo, performs selections from his three solo albums, most recently Skyscraper Soul in 2011, featuring songs that “tend to be a lot more personal than what I write for Blue Rodeo.” The Jim Cuddy Trio performs on April 16.

Michael Burgess and Rebecca Caine, two of Canada’s outstanding performers, join forces to create musical theatre magic through the music of classic and contemporary Broadway. Burgess sang over 1000 performances as Jean Valjean in the Toronto production of Les Miserables, while Caine was the original Christine Daae in the Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera. The magic of the Stars for Saskatchewan Series concludes with their performance on May 1.

A limited number of series tickets are available due to an overwhelming response from last season’s series ticket holders, who had the opportunity to renew their seats. For more information, call the Swift Current Allied Arts Council at 773-1338 or 1-877-211-2787 toll free.

Organizations: Swift Current Allied Arts Council

Geographic location: Swift Current

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