Sun Jul 28 11:00

Montréal Guitare Trio: Horizons

Guitarists Sébastien Deshaies, Glenn Lévesque, and Marc Morin of the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) know no limits, igniting audiences in the most renowned concert halls around the world for over 25 years. Loved for their passionate and dynamic performances and infectious good humour, MG3’S eclectic repertoire ranges from Classical to Jazz to Rock; these multi-instrumentalists also sing and play the violin, mandolin, bass, accordion, and more. For Chamberfest, the Trio will showcase their greatest hits in a Mediterranean-flavoured program that includes the music of Paco de Lucia, Manuel De Falla, and Ennio Morricone – plus Led Zeppelin and Radiohead. Breathtaking, surprising, amazing, and exalting, MG3 is pure ear candy, sweeping audiences away “on the thunder of their strings!”

Programme similar to:

Traditional Spanish
Los peces en el río

Glenn Lévesque (b. 1966)
Les Perles de Verres

Paco De Lucia (1947 – 2014)
Rio Ancho

Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946)
Danza del Molinaro

M. de Falla
Nana

Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020)
The Mexican

Led Zeppelin
Kashmir

E. Morricone
Western Spaghetti Suite

E. Morricone
The Sicilian Clan

E. Morricone
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Traditional Quebecois 
(arr. A. Marchand and D. Fréchette)
L’échelle/ La robe de la mariée

Thom Yorke (b. 1968)
Weird Fishes

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