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Live from The Rose virtual performances return to Brampton this spring


​BRAMPTON, ON (March 16, 2021) – Experience the power of live performance and enjoy entertainment from incredible artists at home this spring as The Rose Brampton continues Live from The Rose, with its 15th anniversary season, held virtually.

Keeping in line with Provincial and Peel Public Health guidelines and to protect the health and safety of the community, The Rose is broadcasting mainstage performances live to audiences through Vimeo. Audiences can expect high-quality productions; an expert technical production team; a cutting-edge live event broadcast; and, some of the most exciting names in entertainment.

Upcoming Performances include:

• March 18, 2021 (8:00 PM EST) - River North Duo with special guest Mark Kelso
• March 20, 2021 (8:00 PM EST) - This is Brampton: Live Online, curated by Queeriahcity 
• March 25, 2021 (8:00 PM EST) - Suddenly Mommy with Anne-Marie Scheffler
• March 27, 2021 (7:30 PM EST) - Worlds in Music (The Rose Orchestra)
• March 28, 2021 (1:00 PM EST) - Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland in conversation with Ian Keteku 
• April 1, 2021 (8:00 PM EST) - This is Brampton: Live Online, curated by Soundrive Records
• April 8 to 10, 2021 (7:30 PM EST) - Songs for a New World (Brampton Music Theatre)
• April 10, 2021 (1:00 PM EST) - Songs for a New World, matinee show (Brampton Music Theatre)

To date, curators and co-presentation partners for Live from The Rose have included: Brampton Music Theatre; The Rose Orchestra; B-Jazzed; New Theory Radio; Off the Record; Soundrive Records; Stand-up Stitches; The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity); Queeriahcity; and, Our Women’s Voices. Past performers include: Virginia to Vegas; Crown Lands; Maestro Fresh Wes; Twin Flames; Tyler Shaw; Ron Hawkins; Haviah Mighty; and, Tokyo Policy Club which was part of the City of Brampton’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

When The Rose Brampton closed due to COVID-19 last March, the venue pivoted to meet the new needs of audiences, students and parents through free virtual programming with The Rose at Home. From April to August, This is Brampton: Live Online produced 23 concerts, featuring 42 local artists and attracting more than 256,000 viewers from around the world. The Rose also presented educational programs focusing on social impact and the arts, making an impact in the lives of viewers of all ages.

The Rose gratefully acknowledges Meridian, Presenting Sponsor of Live from The Rose. People can book free tickets for Live from The Rose at therosebrampton.ca.

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“The Rose Brampton continues to support artists, stay connected with core audiences and expand its global following even wider. So far, The Rose has provided paid opportunities to more than 50 artists, with 36 of the artists being local, and presented 15 free virtual presentations. We’re proud to continue offering quality productions for our residents to safely enjoy at home!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Live from The Rose has reached communities near and far and elevated Brampton as a City of Opportunities. By providing professional support and paid appearances for artists, Live from The Rose has made a direct, positive impact on our local arts community.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
 
“Through online programming, more than 10,000 viewers have enjoyed performances from The Rose Brampton in the comfort and safety of their homes. With more than 1,700 tickets booked and audiences in over 17 countries, Live from The Rose continues to gain traction and interest.”
Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“The Rose is committed to accessibility and to the arts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, audiences need the joy, hope and impact of live performance. To support our community during these challenging times, virtual performances at The Rose Brampton are free this season.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“The Rose continues to bloom. We have paved the way as an industry leader, with our virtual programming and the considerable ingenuity of our artists and performing arts team. From living room concerts that started one week after our venue closed, to professional livestreams from our stage viewed around the world, we are proud of our season thus far. We are deeply grateful to our audiences, our Mayor, and City Councillors for their invaluable support. We have many more dynamic concerts in store for Brampton and beyond to enjoy."
- Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director, Performing Arts

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to more than 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.
 
The Rose Brampton is a Brampton’s premier performing arts venue, and an iconic feature of the downtown core. A vital part of the city, it is a destination for local and world-renowned performers, providing opportunities for audiences from Brampton and beyond to experience a wide range of talent in an extraordinary setting. Architecturally and acoustically sublime, The Rose is where Brampton comes to life.

Live from The Rose features multi-disciplinary productions comprised of theatre, music, comedy, family, and cultural events. The Rose is committed to highlighting homegrown artists, and partnering with local organizations to reflect, foster, and celebrate the community in which it serves. We actively pursue artistically excellent and noteworthy artists. We aim to entertain and inspire audiences, while providing exceptional experiences for performing artists.
 
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Marta Marychuk
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437.770.5987 | marta.marychuk@brampton.ca