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The Isabel

390 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2X4 Canada

“The Isabel” is the short name for the Isabel Bader Centre of Performing Arts.

The Isabel offers multiple different areas and features; a performance hall that seats up to 566 people, a black box studio theatre with 100 seats, and a film screening room with up to 92 seats available.

There is also a Music Rehearsal Hall that mimics the acoustics of an actual performance hall.

Previously, this location was known as the J.K. Tett Centre.

The Isabel is launching in the Fall 2014 season featuring performances like the Afiara Quartet and the New Oxford String Quartet.

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Documentary screening: Affairs of the Heart

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Isabel is hosting a special documentary screening of the film Affairs of the Heart. Affairs of the Heart is a rich and affectionate biographical portrait of Kingston composer and retired Dan School faculty member, Marjan Mozetich. The documentary includes numerous testimonials and performances by Marjan’s many friends and collaborators, some of whom are themselves Kingstonians. Director Jamie Fleck and Marjan will be present to participate in a question and answer session moderated by Professor Emeritus and former Head of…

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Dave Barton Trio

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The great Jazz guitarist Dave Barton is coming with friends to the Isabel for a show that will pay tribute to great guitarists who have influenced his musical journey and those of many others, including Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Ed Bickert, John Scofield, and Lennie Breau, among others. For more information, please see the link below.

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Enchanted Isle: Voces8

October 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is a versatile globe-trotting a capella ensemble are coming to the Isabel. For more information, please see the link below.

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Kingston Prodigious Virtuoso: Leonid Nediak

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Leonid Nediak is one of the top ten pianists of his age group in the world and a Kingston native. He has already been a featured soloist with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony, and the Kingston Symphony. The young Kingston pianist has a brilliant international career ahead of him and he’ll be performing live at the Isabel on October 29th. For more information, please see the link below.

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November 2019

The Frenergy Tour – Young Musicians Bringing Canada and the European Union Together

November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) are joining forces for The Frenergy Tour, a landmark collaboration and celebration of music and friendship, featuring a combined total of 76 outstanding young musicians. Acclaimed Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel leads the four-city tour, with music by Rossini, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, and Wagner, as well as Canadian composer John Estacio’s Frenergy for orchestra. For more information, please see the link below.

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