Quartetto Gelato

Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm @ Vic Juba Community Theatre, Lakeland College

Community: Lloydminster Allied Arts Council

Website: www.quartettogelato.ca

The renowned Quartetto Gelato is unique "classical" quartet, boasting a Cirque de Soleil acrobat, a four-time world champion accordionist and a virtuoso violinist who is also a brilliant tenor. Four multi-instrument artists perform classical masterworks, Argentinian tangos, gypsy ballads and Latin love songs, all without scores & with plenty of humour. In 1997, Quartetto Gelato won the USA’s NPR Performance Today’s "Debut Artist of the Year," and the group’s first DVD is still broadcast regularly on the PBS network. In addition to sold out performances in Tokyo, Korea, Mexico, New York and all across Canada, Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk took their CD on board during his NASA flight on the space shuttle Columbia, and QG was heard, literally, around the world. Quartetto Gelato’s 9th disc features works written for the group by Canadian composers that highlight its signature style - a blend of fun, eclecticism, international flavours and superb musicianship.
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