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Opening Night Fever: David Adams, Actor

How does your day start on opening night? David Adams: As I’ve aged and racked up a ton of opening nights, I find I need to keep an even keel. I try to stay relaxed and do things that I need to do for myself, not what I feel others expect of me. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? DA: There’s ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Marcus Goddard, Trumpet

How does your day start on opening night? Marcus Goddard: I usually wake up at 7:00 a.m., meditate a bit, and warm-up for 15 minutes by playing long tones. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? MG: Pre-show jitters? Oh yes…with every concert. But I’ve learned you have to get in the right mental zone. For me, it’s ... Read More »

A Note from Artslandia Ambassador Emily Molnar

Dear fellow artists and art lovers, What a privilege it is to be the 2016-17 Artslandia Ambassador! I hope this note finds you well. Another season has begun! One can feel the studios of the city bursting with excitement and creativity as artists and organizations dive into the intimate process of creating and producing performances. It is a thrill to experience this ... Read More »

Meet our new smART car! #smARTslandia

The fall season has arrived and we’re loving the crisp air, colourful leaves, and the theatre doors flinging open to invite us into a season of fresh performances! And you’d better believe we’re planning to arrive in style, in a ride that’s as colourful as the shows we cover. This year, we’ve decided to travel by smart Car—specifically, a custom-wrapped one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

Q+A // with Composer Trevor Hoffmann (Pt. 2)

Trevor Hoffmann has a knack for seizing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. At 25, he’s achieved more success than most people will achieve in their entire lifetimes. Hoffmann has composed for the VSO, our foremost symphony orchestra, currently serves as composer-in-residence at the VMO, and tours North America with his ensemble Vivace. We caught up with Hoffmann to ask him a few things we’ve been dying to know… part deux. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We’re all about collaboration ... Read More »