We’ve all learned more about social distancing this year but artist Curtis Peeteetuce is taking it to the next level. Peeteetuce has partnered with Wanuskewin Heritage Park to do a performative quarantine within a quarantine. Over the next two weeks, Peeteetuce will be on a self-imposed lock down, living at Wanuskewin. While living at Wanuskewin, Peeteetuce will be writing, painting and performing all under the watchful eye of a camera which will live stream his every move. It’s a chance for the public to connect with an artist and for the artist to explore what isolation does to his process.
Christmas treats and soothing holiday music is what the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s gifting us this weekend. Saturday’s Candlelight Christmas is a the second seasonal show from the orchestra. The performance will be a more intimate affair than last weekend’s A Night At the North Pole. You’ll want to curl up by the fire and take in the more reflective songs of the season like Greensleeves and Silent Night. Like many traditions, the orchestra’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah with a full chorus isn’t possible this year. The music will live on however as a trio of guest vocalists Spencer McKnight, Casey Peden and Lisa Hornung bring a touch of this great work to the evening. Tickets are $15 for this live streamed performance.
Jeffery Straker hasn’t let the pandemic slow him down creatively. The singer/songwriter has been performing online, in backyards and indoor concert venues right across the province. Now he’s got a special holiday show planned for the next two weeks and is touring it all over Saskatchewan. Just before he plays in Saskatoon, Straker is holding a Facebook Live event. It’s the perfect way to launch his new EP This Christmas. Space is limited at the Bassment so you’re going to want to jump on these tickets which are $25 – $35.
Find details about Straker’s Facebook Live show here.
Let’s get out the cookie cutters and have some fun with Sylvia Chave. No matter how excited you are for Christmas, you can be that you know some kids who blow your enthusiasm out of the water. Chave knows how important music is to kids and that’s why she’s pulling out all the stops for her annual Holiday Hoopla. This will be an online show and with the purchase of your ticket, you will be able to access the performance for 24hours. The cost is $7 a family and groups of 20 or more can purchase a viewing for $45.
Find your Santa hat and click here to sing along with Sylvia.