Geordie Brown In Concert has been cancelled due to recommendations from provincial and federal health authorities advising against social gatherings.
Ticket holders will be contacted by the Dal Arts Centre Box Office in the near future to provide refunds.
There are currently no plans to reschedule the event.
Wishing everyone good health and calming vibes.
Award-winning Nova Scotian singer/actor Geordie Brown returns to his hometown stage in his first solo concert in 2 years. Brown will take the stage Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:30pm in a special one-night-only concert at Nova Scotia's largest soft-seat performance venue, the Rebecca Cohn auditorium.
Backed by a star-studded lineup of special guests, Brown promises a set list that will include selections from Foreigner, Queen, The Rat Pack, Stan Rogers, and Leonard Cohen, to the biggest Broadway hits from Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and more.
Rebecca Cohn Box Office
$36.96 plus fees and tax
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Fresh off starring in the world premiere of Jukebox Hero - The Musical (featuring the greatest hits of legendary rockband Foreigner) in Toronto, Brown is one of the most versatile vocalists in Canada, lending his voice to almost every genre. Brown last performed in Halifax when he joined Foreigner on stage at the Scotiabank Centre, the final Canadian stop on their Cold As Ice tour. He made news when lead singer Kelly Hansen invited him on stage for a surprise encore performance of "Hot Blooded" in front of a crowd of 10,000.
Brown will also share some of his favourite stories that have shaped his young career, spanning from his start as a child film actor and hotshot pianist, to his recent adventures with some of the biggest names in the music business.
ARTEM KOLESOV is an internationally acclaimed violinist and LGBTQ activist. Kolesov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he began his violin training and performed as a young prodigy. He moved to Halifax, NS to study music at Dalhousie University at the age of 16, where his captivating musicianship and humble demeanour made him a welcome member of Halifax’s music scene. After graduating from Dalhousie, Kolesov continued his studies with renowned violinist Almita Vamos at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He performed internationally as first violinist in the Yas Quartet, winning third prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China.
In 2017, while finishing his graduate degree in Chicago, Kolesov made international headlines when a YouTube video in which he came out as gay went viral. To help give hope to oppressed LGBTQ youth in his home country, Kolesov recorded the video in his native Russian language, with English subtitles. He spoke of his lifelong struggle, after enduring a childhood where he was taught that “gays should be destroyed”. His courageous story was shared via countless news outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed, and an interview with CTV Atlantic’s Bruce Frisko. Artem has since been a passionate activist drawing attention to the ongoing oppression of LGBTQ people in Russia and throughout the world. He was a special guest at the 2017 Trailblazer Honors in New York, where he performed a violin solo as a tribute to LGBTQ individuals persecuted in Chechnya.
Today, Kolesov continues to perform and teach in California, where he lives with his husband Eduardo.
Kolesov first shared the stage with Geordie Brown in The Advent Show in 2011, and Brown’s concert will mark Kolesov’s first performance in Nova Scotia since 2017.
SCOTT FERGUSON (Dartmouth, NS) has performed hundreds of concerts across Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia through a 7-year tenure with "The Rankin Family", and has won multiple East Coast Music Awards as a studio engineer while working with some of Canada's top musicians. Scott mixed and mastered Geordie Brown's 2017 live recording of The Songs of The Rat Pack at Neptune Theatre, and was the drummer for Brown's 2019 special presentation of "Could I Have This Dance?" - A new musical featuring the hits of Anne Murray.
ANDREW MURRAY (Charlottetown, PE) has lent his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer to theatres, music venues, and studios across the country. A member of Canadian indie rock bands Sorrey, Wildcat, English Words, and Baby God, Murray recently produced Shane Pendergast's debut folk album "A Place to the Name". Murray has performed alongside Brown in "Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart" (The Guild, Neptune Theatre), "Singalong Jubilee - A Musical Tribute" (The Guild), and "Could I Have This Dance?" (Rebecca Cohn).
JAMIE GATTI (Halifax, NS) is familiar to East Coast audiences for his extensive performances with the Barra MacNeils, Symphony Nova Scotia, CBC and Neptune Theatre. Adapting to any genre, from jazz to theatre, celtic, and rock, Jamie's solo bass recordings have been nominated for Music Nova Scotia and East Coast Music awards. Jamie has toured around the globe, and has performed alongside Brown in "The Songs of The Rat Pack" (Neptune Theatre), and "Could I Have This Dance?" (Rebecca Cohn).
REBECCA McCAULEY is a singer and stage actor who recently shared the stage with Geordie Brown in "Singalong Jubilee - A Musical Tribute" (The Guild, Charlottetown), paying homage to Catherine McKinnon with her haunting rendition of Farewell to Nova Scotia. She also performed in Brown's special presentation of "Could I Have This Dance?" (Rebecca Cohn, Halifax) this past July. Her stage resume also includes credits with Neptune Theatre, Xara Choral Theatre, Zuppa Theatre Co., Drayton Entertainment, the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, and the Dal Opera.
KAREN LIZOTTE is a singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist, seen most recently as a mainstay performer in Neptune Theatre's Argyle Street Kitchen Party. Her career has taken her from Bearly's House of Blues in Halifax to the Citadel Theatre's production of ONCE in Edmonton, to Dolly Parton's Dollywood in Tennessee in the acclaimed Nova Scotian production of "DRUM!". Lizotte performed alongside Geordie Brown in his production of Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart at Neptune Theatre in Summer 2017.
LAURA LARSON is a singer and stage actor who recently originated the role of 'Anna' in Geordie Brown's sold-out special presentation of "Could I Have This Dance" - A new musical featuring the hits of Anne Murray this past July at the Rebecca Cohn. Larson's recent stage credits also include workshopping the lead role of Amelia Earhart in the new bio-musical "Dead Reckoning" in Toronto and New York, 'Meg' in the Canadian adaptation of "Little Women" at Theatre Orangeville, and "Bluenose: A New Musical" at Easternfront Theatre in Halifax.
ALEX BAERG is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and actor who is known to East Coast audiences for his show-stopping performance alongside Geordie Brown in "Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart" at The Guild in Charlottetown in 2016. Baerg's other stage credits include his star turn as Elvis Presley in "Million Dollar Quartet" in Chemainus, BC, as well as extensive credits at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, ON where he has been a mainstay in their summer seasons. Brown's concert will mark Baerg's Nova Scotian performance debut, and the first time the two have performed together since they shared the stage when Baerg portrayed John Denver in "Rocky Mountain High" in Petrolia.