The Canadian Guitar Quartet will be performing at Knox United Church as part of the Oceanside Classical Concerts series. This is the third performance of the 2016-17 season.

The Canadian Guitar Quartet will be performing at Knox United Church as part of the Oceanside Classical Concerts series. This is the third performance of the 2016-17 season.

Canadian Guitar Quartet performing in Parksville

Since the group’s debut in 1999, they have toured extensively in North and South America

When Oceanside Classical Concerts presents The Canadian Guitar Quartet at Knox United Church in Parksville on Jan. 23, the quartet will be making musical history since they have been participating in an unprecedented season of classical guitar touring.

During the course of two major western tours, (the first was a series of concerts and workshops/master classes throughout Alberta in October 2016) the quartet will have performed for twenty-nine communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta, ranging from the larger cities of Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton to many smaller and more isolated communities, including Kaslo, High River and Pender Island.

The quartet, which performs entirely without music, will be playing works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Saint Saëns and Rossini, as well as original guitar works by Patrick Roux, Hans Bruderl and guitarist-composer Renaud Côté-Giguère (a member of the quartet).

The Canadian Guitar Quartet consists of Julien Bisaillon, Bruno Roussel, Louis Trépanier and Côté-Giguère.

Since the group’s debut in 1999, they have toured extensively in North and South America. The quartet has appeared with orchestras across Canada. Since the Canadian Guitar Quartet’s inception, the group has released three CDs.

The quartet has been broadcast on both CBC and Radio-Canada, has had a special performance feature on Bravo! Television, was featured in the webcast at Chicago’s Northwestern University, on CBC’s overseas networks, and in various international magazines

For more information on the Canadian Guitar Quartet, visit www.canadianguitarquartet.com.

The current tour will see the quartet on the road for nearly three weeks with concerts throughout B.C. and Alberta.

— Submitted by OCC