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March 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 – $50

Nine Dragons by David Braid

Lee Tsang spoken word/baritone
Penderecki String Quartet
David Braid Logic Pro/piano
Peter Shackleton clarinet

David Braid Nine Dragons (2022)
David Braid  Five Kazakh Impressions (2022) — Canadian premiere!
David Braid  Three Pieces from “Dark Butterflies” (2021)

The Penderecki String Quartet joins internationally-renowned Canadian pianist/composer David Braid and baritone Lee Tsang (head of Classical Music Performance at the University of Liverpool in the UK) for this Guelph Musicfest special concert. This is a unique opportunity to experience something very special in Canada.

The concert will include two more works, including the Canadian premiere of David Braid’s Five Kazakh Impressions (2022)—Five Miniatures inspired by Kazakhstan composed for the Kazakh State String Quartet and premiered in December 2022 in Almaty, Astana and Karaganda commemorating 30 years of diplomatic relations with Canada. Performed this time with the Penderecki String Quartet.

There will also be David’s Three Pieces from “Dark Butterflies” (2021)—Music inspired by recent travel and experiences by the composer in Central Asia. Performed by Peter Shackleton clarinet, Jeremy Bell violin, David Braid piano, and Katie Schlaikjer cello.


(Musicfest ticket holders, available until Valentine’s Day (February 14)
Adult $40
Senior 65+ $35
Student (full time) $20
Child (age 12 or younger) $10

(non-Musicfest ticket holders)
Adult $50
Senior 65+ $45
Student (full time) $25
Child (age 12 or younger) $15

As for all the concerts this season, there are no paper tickets. Your names will be on the Paid Guest list at the door, and your seats are reserved.

If you are not a Guelph Musicfest subscriber yet, you can still SAVE YOUR SEAT for only 20% of a series ticket price (pay the balance in March). This offer is good until Valentine’s Day (treat your sweetie to Guelph Musicfest)!

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