Onsale Times

Audiences that experienced folk-pop-and-more artist Alejandra Ribera at Massey Hall in support of Ron Sexsmith in 2015, or alongside Chilly Gonzales as part of our Live at Massey Hall series (stay tuned for the 30-minute film of her set), know the power of her performances to transfix.

Exploring the unexpected places we find light, the critically-acclaimed award-winning Ribera’s sophomore album, This Island continues her exploration of luminescence — this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. She cites some unlikely influences as inspiring her approach to this recording — a speech by actress Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramović and studying movement in Paris with one of Pina Bausch’s earliest devotees. “There is this infinite potential that lies in that moment between suspension and release ... I wanted to put a sonic microscope on that moment and invite the listener into that intimate space normally reserved for those who create the music.”

Trinity St. Paul’s Centre will provide a fittingly awe-inspiring ambience for the experience of this singular performer and we can’t wait for you to join us.

"While Ribera's earlier work seemed written for people to listen to, This Island is going to make the audience move." (8/10)

"...her most accessible and up-tempo songwriting to date. The arrangements are rich, the lyrics thoughtful and the joy evident. It has the makings of a timeless classic."