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Banjofest Guelph 2019! BANJOFEST http://www.banjofest.ca is an annual Guelph Music Festival featuring an eclectic line-up of banjo suffused music. The next festival takes place March 8-10th. 2019 at Silence Sounds, 46 Essex St., Guelph and will feature 10 acts over 3 days. The styles of banjo music represented run the gamut, from bluegrass and old-time through African Kora (an ancestor of the modern banjo) and western swing ("cowbilly") to banjo backed singer-songwriters and Jugband Canadiana! Check out the listing below the schedule or visit the Banjofest Guelph Facebook page for additional info and artist videos. Please note doors open for all events 30 minutes before the shows. Banjofest 2019 Friday Evening Session - March 8, 2019 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm: The Claire Lynch Band (SOLD OUT). Banjofest 2019 Saturday Afternoon Session - March 9, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm: Chris Quinn & Joey Wright (Bluegrass); Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenberg (Banjo and Dobro); Over The Moon (Western Swing). Banjofest 2019 Saturday Evening Session - March 9, 2019 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm: Maple Mustard (Old-Timey Folk); Champions of Democracy (Ian Bell, Teilhard Frost and Minnie Heart); Lonesome Ace Stringband Play John Hartford. ​Banjofest 2019 Sunday Afternoon Session - March 10, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm: ​Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville (Singer-songwriters); Val Sissokho (African Kora); Tom Power (from CBC's "q") & John Showman. ORDER TICKETS AT: http://www.banjofest.ca .
Event Date 03-08-2019 8:00 pm
Individual Price $30 per session
Categories Festival,Music,Performance
Guelph Musicfest: ROLSTON STRING QUARTET A monumental year, 2016 saw Canada’s Rolston String Quartet earn attention and gain recognition from international audiences and critics alike. Culminating the year with a First Prize win at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC). There is no wonder they were named among Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” in 2016. Rolston String Quartet continues to be recognized for their musical excellence, they are the 2018 recipient of - and first international ensemble chosen for - the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America. PROGRAMME: Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465 “dissonance” Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (Métamorphoses nocturnes) Debussy String Quartet in G minor, L 85, op. 10
Event Date 05-31-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price General Admission (floor seating) $45 adult $40 adult (2 or more) $40 senior (age 65 or more) $35 senior (2 or more) $20 full-time student $10 child under age 10
Categories Music,Festival,Performance
Guelph Musicfest: DAVID GILLHAM (violin) & KEN GEE (piano) Canadian Violinist David Gillham is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher throughout North America and around the world. PROGRAMME: Brahms Scherzo from FAE Smetana from my Homeland Debussy Sonata for violin & piano Ysaye Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in D minor (“Ballade”), op. 27/3 Saint-Saëns Rondo Capriccioso Wieniawski Faust Fantasy, op. 28
Event Date 06-07-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price General Admission (floor seating) $45 adult $40 adult (2 or more) $40 senior (age 65 or more) $35 senior (2 or more) $20 full-time student $10 child under age 10
Categories Music,Festival,Performance
Guelph Musicfest: FESTIVAL TRIO with SADIE FIELDS (violin), PAUL PULFORD (cello) & KEN GEE (piano) The annual appearance of the Festival Trio is always a Musicfest audience favourite. Violinist Sadie Fields lives in Brussells, but loves the opportunity to visit her home-town Guelph and perform in the Festival Trio. Cellist Paul Pulford has retired from Wilfrid Laurier University and moved to New Brunswick, but returns to continue in the trio. They’re all good friends with musical synergy, and love playing together. Come and share in their musical reunion. PROGRAMME: Fauré Elegy Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135 Ravel Violin Sonata no. 2 in G Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4, op. 90 (“Dumky”)
Event Date 06-14-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price General Admission (floor seating) $45 adult $40 adult (2 or more) $40 senior (age 65 or more) $35 senior (2 or more) $20 full-time student $10 child under age 10
Categories Music,Festival,Performance
Guelph Musicfest: CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN (piano) Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award of the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin is standing out as one of the most important pianists of his generation. He also won the second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the third prize and special award for the best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. Charles was recently awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec and the prestigious Career Development Award offered by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. PROGRAMME: Enescu Suite “in the old style” in G minor, op. 3 Debussy Images (oubliées) Mendelssohn Fantaisie in F sharp minor, op. 28 Rachmaninov Morceaux de Fantaisie, op. 3 (excerpts) Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, op. posth. Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 Chopin Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise, op. 22
Event Date 06-21-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price General Admission (floor seating) $45 adult $40 adult (2 or more) $40 senior (age 65 or more) $35 senior (2 or more) $20 full-time student $10 child under age 10
Categories Music,Festival,Performance
 
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