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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Ashley Condon among Sobeys LIVE @ The Centre Highlights this November

October 29, 2014

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - November marks one of the busiest months of the 2014-15 season of Sobeys Live @ the Centre with a wide array of entertainment on deck in the Homburg Theatre and The Mack. Highlights include a captivating night at The Mack with poplar Island chanteuse, Ashley Condon on Saturday November 8. Condon, seen in the hit Charlottetown Festival show Come-All-Ye, will be joined by special guests, P.E.I. folk-singing sisters Rachel and Amy Beck, who will release their first full-length album at this show.

Another must-see is an intimate concert on November 20 from Montreal rising star, Alejandra Ribera - known for her CBC Radio 2 hit ‘I want'. The Globe and Mail called the single "strong, inspiring, and affecting" and gave Ribera's sultry, Latin-infused album La Boca a glowing three star review.

Among the most standout performances slated this year is Tafelmusik, a Canadian orchestra specializing in early music on period instruments. After 35 successful years of touring, the Toronto-based ensemble has gained much international acclaim and is described by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the world's top baroque orchestras."

Darcy Campbell, director of Live @ The Centre invites everyone to take part in this special event on November 26 in the Homburg Theatre. "We are very proud to be presenting this world-class orchestra in our theatre, he says. "Tafelmusik is a must-see. The visuals and musicianship featured in this show will leave audiences mesmerized."

Tafelmusik's performance, entitled The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, is a fusion of arts, science, and culture from the 17th and 18th centuries, commemorating Galileo's first public demonstration of the telescope. Rich sounds of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Monteverdi are played from memory against a stunning backdrop of images of the heavens taken by the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. Poetic narration, choreography, and virtuosic playing all blend seamlessly in one enthralling concert.

For the entire LIVE @ the Centre calendar and ticket information and please visit www.liveatthecentre.com or call the Confederation Centre box office at (902) 566.1267. Ashley Condon's performance is sponsored by Sirius Satellite Radio and Alejandra Ribera's concert is part of the Songwriters Series, sponsored by flypei. Special thanks are extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of P.E.I., through the Department of Tourism and Culture; and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support. Special thanks to the media sponsors for LIVE @ the Centre, The Guardian, CTV, Hot 105.5, Ocean 100 and CTV. (Deleted a line here)

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Photo cutline: Canada's most active touring orchestra, Tafelmusik brings its internationally-acclaimed multimedia creation The Galileo Project to the Homburg Theatre on November 26 as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre (Glenn Davidson photo).

Contact for inquiries or interviews:
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Confederation Centre of the Arts is Canada's national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Home to a national art gallery and The Charlottetown Festival, this living memorial is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, and continues to present the finest in Canadian visual and performing arts, heritage programming, and arts education.