Jacques Arsenault [Photo: Brent Calis]

Concert avec Jacques et Morgan

Celebrate International Francophonie Day—Mar 20

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Confederation Centre of the Arts presents an evening of songs featuring Islander Jacques Arsenault and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Saulnier at The Mack in Charlotteown on March 20 at 7:30 pm. The concert is a celebration of International Francophonie Day and is part of Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie.

Jacques Arsenault’s musical career began as a virtuoso accordionist before he discovered his vocal talents. He has a Bachelor of Music from UPEI and a Masters of Music from the University of Alberta. Arsenault has performed throughout Canada in a wide range of repertoire from classical and contemporary opera to musical theatre. More recently he performed at the Indian River Festival. After living in Alberta and Ontario for many years, he and his family recently moved back to PEI.

“It will be a great privilege for me to be able to present a concert at The Mack,” shares Arsenault. “I have chosen songs that talk mostly about the sea, about travel, and the desire to travel. Given that the concert will take place on the first day of spring, I have also chosen a few songs to celebrate the arrival of the season.”

“I am so looking forward to sharing the stage with my dear friend, Jacques, in this beautifully curated program,” adds Saulnier who will be playing piano and flute for the evening.

Most of the program will be performed in French but Arsenault has selected a few songs in English.

Concert tickets can be purchased at Confederation Centre box office, online at confederationcentre.com, or by calling 566-1267.