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
www.guitarsalive.org for more details.