Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts

 
Bermuda festival for performing arts is an annual event held between January and March every year. During this time, the island becomes an international hub of cultural exchange. Performing artists from all over the world come down and participate in this event and cater to a diverse range of audience. So if you happen to be in Bermuda during this time, don't miss it. This event is now some three decades old and has become a part of Bermuda's cultural tradition. 
 
It first began when the great violinist late Yehudi Menuhin worked with former Governor of Bermuda Sir Edwin Leather and launched the festival first time in 1976. Over the years, the festival has lived up to its original design and philosophy. Initially the focus was mainly on music, but with time, the event started covering a diversified and now an entire range of performing arts from world renowned artists. 
 
 
 
The Festival’s 'Outreach' Program provides special performances and workshop opportunities for school students. These learning sessions are delivered by the festival performers while they are present in island. 
 
2018 Schedule, Venue, Tickets 
  • On Stage Competition - This is ensemble competition for young performers. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. 
  • Red Hot Chilli Pipers (Bagpipe music - fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock anthems). FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 8:30pm. SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton. 
  • Cann Sisters Piano Duo - MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Jonathan Butler - Jazz, pop etc. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 8:00pm. SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 8:00pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton 
  • On Stage Performance with special guest Shun Ng - TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Jeremy Frith & Friends - Bermudian poetry, spoken word and music. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - progressive rock, psychedelic soul, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms and classical. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 8:30pm. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton 
  • Rhythmatic - dance performances. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 7:30pm. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • BalletX - contemporary ballet. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Baskerville By Ken Ludwig - great play. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7:30pm. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7:30pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • David Gonzalez Storyteller in Sleeping Beauty - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 6:30pm. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 4:00pm. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 6:30pm. Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Kerri Dietz & The Halcyon Quartet - Piano Quintet with voice. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30pm. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7:30pm. Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall  
  • The Mountaintop by Katori Hall - Play. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 8:00pm. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 8:00pm. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 8:00pm. Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Ferio Saxophone Quartet - TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 7:30pm. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 7:30pm. Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Playing By Air - action, comedy, music, juggling, and circus. SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30pm. SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 4:00pm. Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Summer of Love - music concert. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 8:30pm. SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 8:30pm. Poinciana Ballroom, Fairmont Southampton 
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    How to get Tickets (2017) 
  • Online at www.ptix.bm/bdafest 
  • By phone - Bermuda: 278-1511, USA and Canada: 1-855-424-1500, Other countries: 1-441-278-1511. Order can be placed Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Ticket pick-up at the venue one hour prior to the performance. 
  • Purchase at a store in Hamilton, Bermuda - Modblu Boutique, 46 Reid Street, Hamilton, Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm 
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    2017 Event Schedule, Venue, Tickets 
  • Vocalosity - POP by artistic producer Deke Sharon  
  • January 13, 14, 8:30pm, Ruth Seaton James Auditorium 
  • Catapult - shadow theatre 
  • January 17, 18, 8pm, Ruth Seaton James Auditorium 
  • Joey Alexander Trio - instrumental jazz 
  • January 21, 8:30pm, Mid Ocean Amphitheater Fairmont Southampton 
  • Twelfth Night - performance featuring Bermudian actor Jason Eddy 
  • January24, 25, 8pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Graffiti Classics - Classical favorites, 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices 
  • January 28 (8pm), 29 (3pm), Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Jessica Lynn - country music sensation 
  • January 31, February 1, 8pm, Mid Ocean Amphitheater Fairmont Southampton 
  • Tenors Un LimitedJ - classic hits of opera, musical theatre and pop 
  • February 3, 4, 8:30pm, Mid Ocean Amphitheater Fairmont Southampton 
  • Fandango! - Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensembles 
  • February 7, 8, 8pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Arturo O’farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Octet 
  • February 10, 11, 8:30pm, Mid Ocean Amphitheater Fairmont Southampton 
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet 
  • February 22, 23, 8pm, Ruth Seaton James Auditorium 
  • Circus Incognitus - hilarious circus antics and zany acrobatics, 
  • February 25 (4:30pm), 26 (2pm, 4:30pm), Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Last Train To Nibroc - romantic costume drama 
  • February 28 , March 1, 8pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • The Company Men - Vocal DJs 
  • March 3, 4, 8:30pm, Mid Ocean Amphitheater Fairmont Southampton 
     
    2016 Bermuda Festival Of The Performing Arts: Event Schedule, Venue 
  • ThirdStory - Vocal Trio 
  • (January Friday 22, 8:30pm, Saturday 23, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton) 
  • Voice - British vocal ensemble from Oxford, England 
  • (January Thursday 28, 8:00pm, St. Peter’s Church, St. George’s) 
  • Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra 
  • (January Friday 29, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra String Quartet -  Musical program of string quartet 
  • (January Saturday 30, 8:30pm, St. Peter’s Church, St. George) 
  • Me and My Cat? -  Children’s theatre performance 
  • (February Sat 6, 2:00pm & 4:30pm, Sun 7, 3:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • Step Afrika - African American dance theater 
  • (February, Tuesday 9, 8:00pm, Wednesday 10, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • Julian Bliss Septet -  American swing music 
  • (February Saturday 13, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton) 
  • Bermuda Brass - Bermudian top brass soloists and chamber musicians 
  • (February, Tue 16, 6:30pm, Wednesday 17, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • A Menuhin Centenary Celebration - Menuhin string music 
  • (February, Friday 19, 8:00pm, Saturday 20, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • Menuhin Pop-Up Events - performance of  Menuhin Centenary Teachers at schools & community places 
  • (February Saturday 20, 11:00am, at various places) 
  • White Snake - Drama based on Chinese legend 
  • (February Tuesday 23, 8:00pm, Wednesday 24, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • Kenny Werner Trio - Jazz pianists 
  • (February, Friday 26, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton) 
  • For You…We Dance: A Ballet Gala  
  • (March Tuesday 1, 8:00pm, Wednesday 2, 8:00pm, Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton) 
  • The Doo Wop Project - Sound and vocal excellence 
  • (March Friday 4, 8:30pm, Saturday 5, 8:30pm, Mid-Ocean Amphitheater, Fairmont Southampton) 
     
    2015 Bermuda Festival Synopsis & Schedule 
    This is the 40th (Ruby) anniversary of the festival and therefore expect lots of special performances. Internationally celebrated cellist Yo Yo Ma will perform and be the headline of the event. 
    JANUARY 2015 
  • Inauguration, English Chamber Orchestra Outreach Ensemble - Friday 23rd, 12:30pm at City Hall steps 
  • English Chamber Orchestra Outreach Ensemble - Friday 23rd (8.00pm) & Saturday 24th (8.00pm) at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Alonzo King Line Ballet - Sunday 25th 4.30pm & Monday 26th 8.00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Rebecca Faulkenberry - Friday 30th 8:30pm at Fairmont Southampton 
  • Ellis Marsalis - Saturday, 31 8:30pm at Fairmont Southampton 
  • FEBRUARY 2015 
  • Founders' Recital YO-YO MA - Sunday 1, 5:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • La Traviata - Wednesday 4, 8:00pm; Thursday 5, 8:00pm; Saturday 7, 8:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - Friday 6, 8:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • William Howard, Piano - Sunday 8, 4:30pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • The Schubert Ensemble - Tuesday 10, 8:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • Wuthering Heights - Friday 13, 8:00pm; Saturday 14, 8:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • A life in the Theatre - Friday 20, 8:00pm; Saturday 21, 8:00pm at The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall 
  • MARCH 2015 
  • Stayin' Alive - Saturday 7, 8:30pm; Sunday 8, 8:30pm at Fairmont Southampton  
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    2014 Bermuda Festival Synopsis and Schedule 
  • January 16 & 18 at 8:30pm, Hotel Fairmont Southampton: Pentatonix (instrumental) 
  • January 21 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Melanie Marshall (vocal) 
  • January 24,25,26 at 8pm, 8pm, 2:30pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Ballet Black (Black and Asian dancers from around the world) 
  • January 28 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in Concert (Irish traditional music and Guitar) 
  • January 29 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Lloyd Matthew and Bermuda Chamber Choir (organ recitals, will be joined by Bermuda Chamber Choir) 
  • January 31 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Long Day's Journey into Night (Play) 
  • February 2 at 2:30pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Long Day's Journey into Night (Play) 
  • February 7 at 8pm, St John's Church, Pembroke: John Scott 
  • February 8, 8, 9 at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 2:30pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: The Snail and the Whale (Storytelling, live music etc) 
  • February 11 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Borromeo String Quartet (Creative music) 
  • February 12 at 8pm, Wesley Church Hamilton: Inversion (flute and organ) 
  • February 14,15 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Noche Flamenca (dance, song and music) 
  • February 18 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: A Celebration of Harold Pinter (one man play) 
  • February 19 at 8pm, St Paul's Church, Paget: Four Hands Four Feet (Organ) 
  • February 22 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Bermuda Jazz (music) 
  • February 25 at 8pm, The Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall: Onyx Brass (music) 
  • February 28 at 8:30pm, Hotel Fairmont Southampton: The Complete Beatles Tribute 
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    Earlier Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts 
  • 2011 Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts: Schedule, event descriptions, highlights, venue and ticket information. 
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    Contacts for further information 
    Address: PO Box HM 297, Hamilton HM AX, Bermuda 
    Email: [email protected]; Phone: 441/295 1291  
     
     
     
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