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Guitar festival June 7-9

Sudbury Living Magazine May 31, 2013 On The Town, Students, Uncategorized No Comments


Guitars Alive XI to Host First Annual Guitar Festival Sudbury’s first annual Guitar Festival takes place next month

June 7-9. Dr. Matthew Gould, Director of Guitar Studies at Cambrian College and Artistic Director of the event said “we are excited that through the support of the Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts Program we are able to expand Guitars Alive X1 to a three day festival”. The concerts feature student guitar ensembles and expose students and community members to professional guitar entertainment by local, regional and nationally renowned musicians. Proceeds are used to promote quality guitar education in our district elementary, secondaryand post educational institutions through concerts, student performance opportunities, scholarships and purchase of instruments and supplies.

June 7: Guitars Alive Trio (Philip Candelaria, Paul Dunn, Gary

DiSalle) the founders of Guitars Alive eleven years ago and a

unique ensemble playing three different types of guitars –

electric, acoustic and classical - will perform works from their

new CD. 7:00pm Sudbury Secondary School’s Sheridan Auditorium.

June 8: Sudbury Guitar Trio (Matthew Gould, Al Yzereef, Keenan

Comartin) the new artistic directors of Guitars Alive have

become one of Ontario’s leading guitar ensembles. They recently

had their international debut in Ohio and have been invited to

the soundSCAPE festival in Maccagno, Italy this summer. Also

performing are student ensembles, a First-nations guitar

ensemble from Manitoulin island, and the Sudbury Guitar

Orchestra. Marking the debut of this community orchestra. 7:00pm

Sudbury Secondary School’s Sheridan Auditorium.

June 9: Christine Tassan et les Imposteures are a high energy

Quebec gypsy jazz ensemble with humor and original songs. Their

recently released 3rd album “C’EST L’HEURE DE L’APERO has been

described as “an ode to the pleasures of life”. 7:00pm Grace

Hartman Ampitheatre opening the Bell Park Concert Series.

Tickets for June 7 or 8 concerts are $20 at the door and

$15 in advance at Black Cat, Cosmic Dave’s, Jett Landry,

Dupont’s Guitar Shop, Guitar Clinic, and Prom Music. The June

9th concert is free. For more information, contact Matthew Gould

(705-923-3546, [email protected]) or visit for more details.

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