Centre for the Arts

Rik Emmett

Emmett’s Guitar Heroes

Rik Emmett is a long-time Jeans ‘n Classics and Niagara Symphony collaborator.

For Rik’s third OrchEXTRA concert, he will pay tribute to some of his own guitar heroes, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler and Pat Metheny.

Backed by the powerful Niagara Symphony and arranger Peter Brennan’s competent Jeans ‘n’ Classics band, the affable Emmett will not disappoint.

Conducted by Bradley Thachuk, Music Director Designate & Principal Conductor.

About the facility

Celebrating its 40th year, the Centre for the Arts, Brock University has undergone many changes.

Originally operating as Thistle Theatre, the theatre was an extension of the Drama/Film Studies Department. Later, Thistle Theatre and the Faculty of Education Theatre were placed under the umbrella title of Brock Centre for the Arts. Thistle Theatre became The Theatre and the College of Education Theatre became the Playhouse Theatre and later changed to the David S. Howes Theatre.

In 1992, The Theatre was renamed the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre in honour of the late Father Sean O’Sullivan. Sean O’Sullivan, the first Brock graduate to receive an honourary degree, became Canada’s youngest Member of Parliament in 1972. In 1977, he left politics to join the priesthood and dedicated the rest of his life to others.

In 1993/94, on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, the Brock Centre was renamed Centre for the Arts, Brock University.