Local NYO Alumni:
The fifth concert of our Edges of Canada tour takes the NYO to Charlottetown to perform at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Opening officially in 1964, the Confederation Centre of the Arts was built to as a tribute to Canada's forefathers with a mandate to showcase the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. Since its opening, the Centre has established itself as the arts hub of the province and was designated as a National Historic Site in 2003.
Built on a city block in the heart of Historic Charlottetown, the Centre houses an art gallery and five theatres that includes the largest mainstage in the country east of Montreal (Homburg Theatre). While the centre stages events from all arts disciplines throughout the year, it is most well-known for hosting the Charlottetown Festival, one the longest running arts festivals in the country that dates back to 1865. While the Festival is known primarily for showcasing the best in musical theatre, it is most well-known for showcasing Canada's most popular and longest-running mainstage musical Anne of Green Gables — The Musical.
Our concert on July 30th will be the first NYO performance in PEI in well over a decade. On basis alone, it will surely be one of the more memorable performances of our tour!