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MaisonMuziek Presents: Don Ross and Jim Findlay

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The Bluenose House

10956 81st ave

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0S2

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An evening of classical music in the beautiful Bluenose house.

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Clarinetist Don Ross and guitarist Jim Findlay are joining forces to present a concert that will span time from the Roman empire to the very present moment. The program will feature new arrangements of works by the great masters Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert and Stravinsky. Don and Jim will also explore their experimental sides with on-the-spot improvisations and their own arrangement of the haunting Hymn to the Sun, written in AD130 by Mesomedes of Crete for the Roman Emperor Hadrian. They will also delve into their favourite world music including flamenco and the gypsy jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt in Paris in the thirties.

Don Ross:

Clarinetist Don Ross plays some 150 shows a year, split between classical, jazz, world and
experimental music. He plays regularly with such groups as Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble,
the Gadjo Collective gypsy band, the Edmonton Symphony, Opera Nuova, Mile Zero Dance and
many others. He teaches clarinet at the U of A, Alberta College, King’s and MusiCamp Alberta.
A good example of his composing is the score to the animated film Patternicity at
vimeo.com/79143425 . He studied at the Universities of Alberta and Toronto and at
Northwestern in Chicago.

Jim Findlay:

Jim has been involved in music all of his adult life. He took many years of classical piano study in his
youth. and string bass in junior high with Mary Cockell. He studied at Grant MacEwan University. Jim
has studied with several very talented guitar teachers and performers; among them Lyall Steele, (Classical
guitar) Brett Liebham, (jazz performance and theory) Jamie Philp (performance and theory) and Ernst
Birse.(classical guitar performance and theory). Jim leads The Jim Findlay Trio, guitar violin and bass. The trio has been together about 15 years and is very active in the Edmonton music scene. They have recorded several CDs and a DVD of Jim's compositions. Jim plays Flamenco guitar and has two groups; Spiral Flamenco and Harmonic Flamenco. He works regularly with violinist Mingmei Xu and clarinetist Don Ross. As a composer he has written jazz, classical, a string quartet, musical theater and flamenco. Jim is a music teacher. He is married to artist, weaver, author Noreen Crone-Findlay. When Jim is not doing music he is most likely to be sailing or kayaking with friends or walking their dogs.

Doors at 7:00 pm
Music at 7:30 pm

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