The Isabel Goes Alt with two new shows

The Isabel Goes Alt with two new shows

By Communications Staff

December 4, 2014


A new music series aimed at bringing some of Canada’s most sought-after young performers to Kingston will continue in 2015 with performances by Owen Pallett and the Barr Brothers.

Owen Pallett will take to the stage at the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 6, with The Barr Brothers performing on March 13 .

Owen Pallett will be playing at the Isabel on Feb. 6. (Photo Supplied)

Composer, violinist, keyboard and vocalist Owen Pallett is well regarded for his distinct use of a loop pedal as part of his experimental sound. A classically trained violinist, Pallett composed his first piece at age 13, as well as two operas while in university. In 2006, Pallett, who was then performing under the moniker Final Fantasy, won the Polaris Music Prize, and was nominated again in 2013 for his newest album, In Conflict. A sought after collaborator, Pallett has recorded and toured with Arcade Fire, The National, Franz Ferdinand, and many others. He has also been a musical guest on the CBC Radio program, The Vinyl Café.

The Barr Brothers are a Montreal-based folk quartet comprised of Andrew and Brad Barr, Sarah Page and Andres Vial.  Known for an eclectic sound the incorporates everything from R&B to West African music, the band released their debut, self-titled LP in September 2011 and have been winning accolades ever since. After a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman in November 2014, the host jokingly offered to manage the JUNO-nominated band. The Barr Brothers have performed all across the world, including as headliners at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Barr Brothers are playing in the Isabel Goes Alt series on March 13. (Photo supplied)

Tickets for Owen Pallett are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the performance.

Tickets for the Barr Brothers are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the performance.

All tickets are general seating.

In order to make ticket prices accessible for students, the Isabel Goes Alt series is sponsored by Burgundy Asset Management.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Isabel’s website

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is a hub for artistic study, creation, exhibition and performance at Queen's. It is home to the Department of Film and Media and also provides learning and working space for the university's other creative arts disciplines.

The Isabel was made possible by a transformational gift from Alfred Bader (Sc'45, Arts'46, MSc'47, LLD'86) and his wife, Isabel (LLD'07) as well as the financial backing of the federal and provincial governments, the City of Kingston and additional philanthropic support.