Montreal Guitar Trio
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 @ 7:00 PM
Montreal Guitar Trio
Tickets for this event will be $12.00 for adults and $6.50 for students. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, March 6, 2017 -- please check back for more information.
Described by the CBC as the "hottest" guitar ensemble in Canada,MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 15 years, the trio's virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence – where humour and interacting with the public go hand in hand – have been winning over audiences around the world. The trio, composed of guitarists Marc Morin, Sébastien Dufour and Glenn Lévesque, has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including the BB King Blues Club in New York, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen, and the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Throughout the years, the trio has collaborated and shared the stage with world-renowned ensembles and artists, such as the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Jorane et Solorazaf. Their most memorable collaboration to date was, without a doubt, with the California Guitar Trio (CGT), when both ensembles joined forces to give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from Queen, The Beatles, a few "spaghetti western" themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions. Starting in the fall of 2010, the sextet has toured across Canada and the United States, performing in over 100 cities.
Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for "concert of the year" in the Jazz / World Music category, MG3 has released six albums. Der Prinz, under the Analekta label, has been launched in February 2014, during the 15th edition of the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Festival.
The Vogts Sisters - PAST EVENT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 @ 7:00 PM
"Hauntingly Gorgeous...Angelic Voices." Frank Gutch, Jr. - No Depression Album Review
Often referred to as musical angels, the Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. Touring the Midwest since May 2012, the young emerging artists have gained widespread recognition with over 150 performances under their belts. Sixty of those have been in the past year—even though Maggie works full-time and Abigail is a college student. Of those performances, the two sisters have played stages in festivals, theatres, and coffee houses, taking their music wherever they can.
The Vogts Sisters have garnered numerous awards in regional and international songwriting competitions, including their latest win at the Ozark Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition in Eureka Springs, AR. The girls have over twenty-four original songs that fit seamlessly into their acoustic Americana-Folk act, blending timeless music with sweet sister harmony. A few of their musical influences include Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and Gillian Welch, but the two often surprise audiences with covers from Johnny Horton, U2, or Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The Vogts Sisters released their first self-produced album, Homeward, in June 2016, as a humble attempt to truly define who they are as artists and musicians. My Own Dixie (March 2015), has achieved high-ranking reviews and radio airplay on a regional and international level, calling attention to their haunting vocals and lyrical depth and maturity. Their debut album, Old Time Noise, released in 2012.
Praised for their graceful, authentic, yet vulnerable performances where one hears the real deal, the Vogts Sisters remain humble, possessing a highly developed sense of who they are and what they represent.