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Leslie Feist. Photo credit: Goodchild Richardson

Feist to perform her latest material, MULTITUDES for us to come together during these silent times

By Shireen Agharazi-Dormani on October 12, 2021

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Does your music playlist need any additional songs? (The answer is yes. Yes it does.)

Oh, lookie here: a solution! One where you can go outside (while following COVID measures, obviously) and enjoy music with other human beings.

This October, Leslie Feist (also known as just “Feist”) invites all music lovers to come and see her performance of her latest material, MULTITUDES.

Happening from Oct. 14-17, at the National Arts Centre in Studio 2, the times of the performances range from as early as 6 p.m. to as late as 9 p.m., depending on the day. Tickets cost $135.

Here are the performance dates and showtimes:

Thursday, Oct 14: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 16: 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“[Feist] is returning to the stage with her new production MULTITUDES,” says National Arts Centre communications officer Nadia Kharyati via email. “Feist has designed a special show in the round with legendary concert designer Rob Sinclair (David Byrne’s American Utopia, Peter Gabriel, Tame Impala, etc.). You can sit on stage with her and a select group of other listeners to watch the show.”

Ready for Leslie Feist’s performance? You should be. Photo credit: Goodchild Richardson.

This communal production was formulated to bring people together through music as the lockdown restrictions become more relaxed. It features new music written and performed by the multi-Grammy nominee, with Todd Dahlhoff and Amir Yaghmai accompanying her. Feist welcomes the audience to either sit back and enjoy the show or collectively raise their voices and sing along.

“It’s halfway between a regular concert and some kind of constructed theatre piece,” says Kharyati. “Conceived during, and in response to, a pandemic period when stages had to remain empty and communal joy was interrupted, MULTITUDES offers a joint and safe reclaiming of the stage.”

In association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, MULTITUDES is a co-production of TO Live and International Summer Festival Kampnagel. The performance is commissioned by the latter two organizations and Austrian arts and culture museum Festspielhaus St. Pölten.

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Ticketholders will receive a “Know Before You Go” email with more specific info closer to the show date about Studio 2 and the meeting point for the performance. You can get your tickets here.

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