Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
Rock the Arts is an Ottawa based Puppet Company that brings their comical handmade puppets to you! The puppets have traveled and performed from Sydney Australia to Saturday morning YTV, and across Canada! The Puppet People tour 4 original shows year round: Pirate Treasure, Animal Adventure, Superhero Showdown and their seasonal Christmas show Do you Believe? The Rock the Arts Puppets are guaranteed to make adults and kids laugh together while rockin’ the art of puppetry!
As a unique musical ensemble in the Canadian landscape, Pentaèdre is committed to explore and present to the public a diversified and original chamber music repertoire, developed in the tradition of music for winds. Strongly committed to refresh the classical concert concept, Pentaèdre crosses the borders between artistic disciplines and reintegrates performing arts into the concert: musicians become complete artists by performing with - and becoming - dancers, actors, mimes or singers.
Award-winning children’s entertainer Will Stroet inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through educational music in English and French. Catchy and kinetic, Will and his Backyard Band perform a high-energy family show with fun actions and sing-along choruses, featuring music from his new album “Just Imagine.” Will is also the star of Will’s Jams, airing nationwide on Kids’ CBC. He has received a West Coast Songwriters Award and multiple nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and SiriusXM Indies.
Campbell/Afiara widens the definition of classical music to include music from many genres that have withstood the test of time. The great works of Mozart and Schubert share the stage with Brazilian choros from the 19th century, early 20th century ragtime and blues, and the gypsy jazz classics of 1930’s Paris. Ever optimistic and searching, Campbell/Afiara concerts include future classics composed especially for the group by composers Allan Gilliland and jazz guitarist Graham Campbell.
The Elora Festival Singers (EFS) continues to better with age. As a GRAMMY and two-time Juno-nominated chamber choir, EFS has proved itself again and again to be the top professional choir in Canada. With Noel Edison still at the helm, this choir knows no bounds.
EFS is renowned for its diverse styles and crowd pleasing repertoire. With ten releases on the Naxos label, the EFS is known around the world for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture.