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Hundreds crowd in for 'an enchanted evening'

  • [Isabel ribbon cutting]
    Dignitaries cut the ribbons to open the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Afiara Quartet plays at The Isabel opening]
    Afiara Quartet with Maxim Bernard perform at the opening ceremonies of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday Sept. 20. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Audience packs into Isabel performance hall]
    A large audience packs The Isabel's main performance hall for the evening gala, titled “Some Enchanted Evening,” featuring a concert by the Afiara Quartet with pianist Maxim Bernard. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Maxim Bernard at the piano]
    Pianist Maxim Bernard performs at the evening gala during The Isabel opening. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Isabel lobby during opening]
    Guests mingle in the lobby of The Isabel during the grand opening. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Isabel Bader takes the stage]
    Isabel Bader thanks the audience for attending the grand opening of the performing arts centre that bears her name. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Elan Mastai, Julie Gordon-Woolf and Principal Daniel Woolf]
    Principal Daniel Woolf and his wife Julie Gordon-Woolf pose for a photograph with Elan Mastai (Artsci'97), the master of ceremonies for the evening gala. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)
  • [Alfred and Isabel Bader]
    Isabel and Alfred Bader listen to speeches during the opening ceremonies of the performing arts centre on Saturday, Sept. 20. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)

Hundreds of guests crowded into the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday to celebrate the building’s grand opening, along with Drs. Isabel and Alfred Bader and their families. The day-long celebration began with an afternoon of speeches by Queen’s and government representatives, and included a ceremonial ribbon cutting in the building’s state-of-the-art concert hall. An evening gala, titled “Some Enchanted Evening,” featured a concert by the Afiara Quartet with pianist Maxim Bernard.

Watch a video about the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.