Slean brings many talents to the ACT

Multi-talented singer/songwriter makes her only stop in B.C. on Valentine's Day.

Award winner Sarah Slean will perform at the ACT on Valentine's Day.

Three-time Juno award nominee Sarah Slean’s only B.C. performance will be on Valentin’s Day at the ACT.

Slean, described by Time Magazine as “one of the most compelling acts Canada has to offer” is a multi-faceted artist in the Canadian musical landscape.

She is one of the few able to wear the hat of singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, artist and actres.

Her latest double album, Land & Sea, has been hailed by the Montreal Gazette as a masterpiece.

Slean’s music borrows aspects of cabaret, rock, pop, and orchestral, all knit together by the startling poetry of her lyrics, virtuosic piano-playing.

She has appeared on the TEDGlobal stage, on the national TV show Taratata in France, at numerous major festivals, in concert halls with orchestra, and in theatres across Europe, Scandinavia and the U.S.

Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender age of 19, Slean has since released nine albums in more than 10 countries worldwide. But, perhaps, the most astonishing aspect of her artistry is its breadth.

Over her 15 year career, the 35-year-old has published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical that spawned two Gemini award nominations. In addition, she’s penned two string quartets, held numerous exhibitions of her paintings, and shared the stage with no less than seven of the country’s leading orchestras.

Classically trained from the age of five, Slean routinely collaborates with cutting-edge contemporary classical ensembles like The Art of Time, and has been invited to sing world premieres by Canada’s leading living composers and professors Christos Hatzis and Glenn Buhr.

• Tickets for the event are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students and are available online at www.theactmapleridge.org or by calling 604-476-2787 or at the box office.

 

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