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Focus on Canadian Composers: Living Room Guitar Duo Concert

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Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill, ON

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The Clearly Musical Home Concert Series, hosted by Joanna Grace, features musicians in unique, up-close musical experiences that cannot be matched in large concert halls. In the Heart of Richmond Hill, these concerts bridge the gap between audiences and performers. You will have the opportunity to clearly see and hear the performance and ask questions to learn more about the musicians.

About This Concert: Focus on Canadian Composers

This concert is built around a new album of Canadian works that guitarists Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti will be releasing with Analekta in October 2019. These pieces aim to push the technical limits of the instrument and communicate a message that is boldly Canadian; one that celebrates the variety of musical influences that inspire our composers. From the Balinese gamelan to heavy metal, from progressive rock to Latin American grooves, the album “Focus” fuses an eclectic mix of popular musical styles with classical music through the medium of the guitar. Funded by MusicAction and the Canada Council for the Arts, Cicchillitti and Cowan champion the 21st century guitar with their “focus” on new Canadian music.

About The Performers:

Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan have received several media accolades over the past years: the renowned American magazine Classical Guitar praised Cicchillitti as a “superb” and “exceptional Canadian guitarist” and Cowan as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists”. The two award-winning guitarists and long-time friends joined forces in 2015 to form a unique duo that focuses on expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire through commissions and collaborations with living composers. The ensemble’s vision aims to breakdown traditional notions of classical music presentation through their unconventional programming, curated to stimulate the classical connoisseur and the general public alike by bridging classical and popular music genres. Having recently collaborated on an album of Spanish guitar music under the Analekta label, these two long-time friends toured the Canadian Atlantic Provinces with Debut Atlantic in 2018 and commissioned 10 new works for two guitars through the Canada Council and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2019, they release their album “Focus”, dedicated to new works for two guitars written by celebrated Canadian composers. They will tour the Canadian Prairies in 2020-2021 with Prairie Debut.

Video links of Duo: https://youtu.be/swo-SRtlSPY

https://youtu.be/VTQfYijyogs

https://youtu.be/JVrBt8zUWLM

https://youtu.be/j849kFKo3KY

https://youtu.be/6dFf8M4jauM

Adam's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdamCGuitar/

Steve's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stevecowanmusic

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1) Can I purchase a ticket at the door? No, there are no ticket sales at the door. Because this a private residence and an intimate up-close experience, all seats must be reserved in advance. Seats are $42 incl. HST.

2) Where is this event? Close to Yonge St. and Major Mackenzie, this Richmond Hill home is accessible by public transportation and free street parking is available. The exact address is sent with your RSVP and payment.

3) Is this location fully accesible? Please be aware that this location is not wheelchair accessible and has steps to the front door and also to the washroom inside. If you have challenges with stairs, please communicate your concerns with the organizer before purchasing a ticket.

4) What if I have allergies? If you have food, pet or scent allergies or sensitivities that may inhibit your enjoyment of this performance, please contact Joanna Grace before purchasing a ticket.

5) Who is this event best suited for? Age 12 and up are welcome to attend. This event requires sitting attentively and quietly. This event is best suited for those interested in live musical performances and being up close to see and hear the musicians clearly.

6) What’s the refund policy? There are no refunds unless the concert is cancelled. If you wish to transfer your seat to someone else, kindly let us know who is coming in your place. Contact Joanna Grace joanna@joannagrace.ca 647-701-8421.

Please join us November 8 for this fabulous Clearly Musical Home concert! Seats are only $42 including HST!

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