Two shows for Valentine's Day at the Carleton



King's Theatre on August 23 2019



NS Tour for Valentine's Day


Curtis and I will be travelling to Nova Scotia (via VIA Rail's Artist on Board program!) in mid-February to perform some shows in honour of Valentine's Day. These will generally be a selection of classic love songs from a variety of sources, with the exception of the Carleton show which will be exclusively the music of famed french chanteuse Édith Piaf.

If you happen to be travelling on VIA Rail's the OCEAN this February, you can catch our performances on Feb 6, 7 and 17.

See the below poster for a list of shows or visit the calendar for more information.


Édith Piaf show coming to the Carleton for Valentine's Day



Two special events in NS!


Bonjour!  This update is to announce two upcoming concert dates in Nova Scotia

Curtis and I will only be doing two more performances in Nova Scotia this year (2018).  These will be held Aug 3 and Aug 4 at the Duckworth Real Estate's Kingsburg Summer Concert Series and the Pugwash Peace Hall respectively.  We have been fortunate enough to be asked to make a return appearance in Kingsburg this summer and having performed as part of the series last summer I can assure you that this is a lovely venue!! On August 4 we will be part of a new summer music series held at the Peace Hall in Pugwash. 

Please visit the shows page for more information about these events.


CD Release Concerts


Curtis Thorpe and I are releasing a CD in early June! We will be doing 2 Release shows in Nova Scotia, the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on June 9 and The Carleton in Halifax on June 12. Sign up for my newsletter to get updates as more shows are added!


Nova Scotia for Valentine's


Curtis Thorpe and I will be in Nova Scotia this February to do a few shows for Valentine's Day.  The first two shows listed below will be a selection of love songs from several genres/continents.  The show at the Carleton will be full on Édith Piaf (see video sample below). All shows begin at 7:30pm, admission $20.

Friday Feb 9: Chez Marilyn in Wolfville! Call 902-542-0558 to reserve

Saturday Feb 10: Lane's Privateer Inn  in Liverpool! Call 902-354-3456 to reserve

Wednesday Feb 14: The Piaf Show at The Carleton  in Halifax! Call 902-422-6335.


Antigonish and Cape Breton this weekend!


The Piaf & Brel show will be coming to Antigonish, Nova Scotia this Saturday Sept 9, brought to you by the Antigonish Performing Arts Series!  The show takes place at 8pm at Immaculata Hall, and tickets are available at the door for $20.

This Friday the 8th, Nasr and Thorpe will be performing a jazz, soul and world music repertoire at St. George's Channel Hall in Cape Breton!  With opening act Tim LaBorie and the Fabulous Bard Boys!  Admission by donation at the door.  Show starts at 7pm.


ASHK in Halifax Fri July 28


Visit to purchase tickets in advance!


PIAF & BREL in NS this June!


The next PIAF & BREL show will take place at the marvelous Chester Playhouse on Friday June 30 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $22/$18 (students).  Click here to reserve online.  Ariana will be accompanied by Curtis Thorpe.


Upcoming Spring Shows


Hello and happy spring!  Well, at least it's officially spring. A very small shoot of crocus-like plant life was sighted today here in Montréal.  It's coming folks.  There will be plants again...
Here are a few shows coming right up...

Friday March 24 in Montréal: Nasr & Thorpe concert at the Montréal Art Centre.  Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm.  Licensed event.

Sat April 1 in Edmonton: Ariana Nasr sings Édith Piaf & Jacques Brel accompanied by Curtis Thorpe at the Citadel Theatre. This show is presented and sponsored by Alliance Française Edmonton.

Sun April 2 in Calgary: Ariana Nasr sings Édith Piaf & Jacques Brel at Wine-Ohs Cellar. This show is presented by Suzanne de Bussac and Alliance Française Calgary (click for tickets)


Valentine's Weekend Shows in NS!


Bonjour from Montréal!  Although I have recently moved here I will be returning to Nova Scotia in February to perform 4 shows with Curtis Thorpe.

1) Friday February 10 in Wolfville: Nasr & Thorpe house concert at "Chez Marilyn's". $20. Reserve by calling Marilyn at 902-542-0558. This will be a jazz/blues/soul show.

2) Saturday February 11 in Liverpool: Nasr & Thorpe at Lane's Privateer Inn. Visit their website for more info:

3) Sunday February 12 in Port Williams: Ariana sings Édith Piaf accompanied by Curtis Thorpe at The Noodle Guy. This ticket includes a delicious meal. Call The Noodle Guy at (902) 697-3906 to reserve.

4) Tuesday February 14 in Halifax: Ariana sings Édith Piaf for Valentine's Day accompanied by Curtis Thorpe at The Carleton. Showtime 8pm. $20. Call the Carleton at (902) 422-6335 to reserve.


ASHK - World Music Concert on Oct 22


On Saturday Oct 22 at 8pm Ariana, Sahara and Kamila Nasr & Ken Shorley will be presenting their new project ASHK at Acadia University's Denton Hall.  For tickets visit


Contact East this weekend!


Excited to travel to Contact East this weekend to pitch my new show featuring the music of Édith PIAF & Jacques BREL !

Here's a few samples:


PIAF & BREL at Union Street Cafe



Sahara Kamila & Ariana Nasr live at the Whittle Aug 20


Saturday August 20 at 8pm. 450 Main St. Wolfville. Tickets $18 advance available from Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville or online right here:

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Ariana sings Édith Piaf AND Jacques Brel in Wolfville!


To buy tickets for this show, click here or visit the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville.


Introducing Jacques Brel June 11 & 12!



Piaf for Mother's Day in Port Williams NS!



Jazz Up Your Spring!


Come to the Keshen Goodman Library in Clayton Park (Halifax) this Saturday April 9 at 2:30 for a free concert sponsored by the Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Public Libraries.  I will be performing a brand new set with my new squeeze (my accordion) and Andy will be joining me on guitar. 


Concert in Mahone Bay!


There are still a few tickets left for this show tomorrow afternoon!


Valentine's Weekend Shows


Our very first Piaf show was on Valentine's Day 2015 at the Noodle Guy in Port Williams NS.  Seemed like a good fit!  This year we are performing two shows, one on Saturday February 13 at 8pm at Lane's Privateer Inn in Liverpool (NS!) and one on Valentine's Day which is Sunday February 14 at 7pm at The Carleton in Halifax.  The Carleton we know and love, Lane's we've never been to but both venues promise wonderful food and Lane's also features overnight accommodation.  For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit their websites:

Lane's Privateer Inn       The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Happy New Year!


Well, as much as I will miss the year 2015, from what I hear 2016 promises to be even better!  I thought I would welcome in the new year with a little song at the Night Kitchen (a wonderful variety show that takes place monthly in Wolfville), on Jan 2.  As long as I can remember I've wanted to learn the song O Sole Mio, it's just so joyful!  And also, ever since visiting Switzerland in 1998 I have been eyeing the Chromatic Button Accordion.  In 2015 these two things converged so this is my CBA and O Sole Mio debut!  The accordion is digital believe it or not, and I've been working really hard on it these last few months so keep an eye out for more accordion in the future.


Édith's 100th Birthday!


Thank you Stephen Cooke for publishing this article in the Chronicle Herald, leading up to what would have been Piaf's 100th birthday on Dec 19 2015.  Andy and I performed two shows for the occasion, one in Halifax at the Carleton and one in Wolfville at the Al Whittle Theatre! 

It was lovely to sing to a full house at the Carleton, and Stephen Cooke also caught the below action shot from that show (posted to Twitter)


Bon Anniversaire Édith!


Alliance Française Gala


We had a wonderful time performing for the wonderful Alliance Française Halifax at their annual fundraising gala on Nov 19.  What a beautiful event!  Here is a photo, taken by Michelle Doucette.


New Website!


Lots of new things this year, new website, new show, hey, why not a new instrument?  Here is my piano accordion debut, to celebrate the new, performed at Night Kitchen in October.  A song made famous by Édith Piaf bien sûr!