“Their debut in Germany was one of the most unforgettable events in the festival’s history, both artistically and programme-wise…The audience applauded and didn’t quiet down until the event organiser had promised to engage the Montreal Guitar Trio again next year.” ~Klauss Ross, Bergsträßer Anzeiger – GERMANY
WHAT: Montreal Guitar Trio
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8 pm
WHERE: Millennium Place
TICKETS: Adult: $25 / Senior/Student: $23 / Members $21
Tickets available at artswhistler.com or at Millennium Place.
The Montreal Guitar Trio has given hundreds of concerts in prestigious venues including the BB King Blues Club in New York, the Rundetårnet in Copenhagen, and the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
But really, isn’t Whistler’s Millennium Place their favourite?
“Whistler is a very special for us to play, it is actually one of the very first shows we did on the Canadian west coast more than 8 years ago,” says one of the trio members Sébastien Dufour. “The crowd was really electric and energetic, what a night it was. We can’t wait to get back on that stage again!”
The Whistler Arts Council is thrilled to welcome back Canada’s beloved guitar ensemble to Maurice Young Millennium Place at 8 pm on Saturday, January 19.
After four years of crisscrossing the globe, the MG3 settled down in Montreal last spring to record their fourth CD, Cambria. According to their website, this album is the product of a long period of musical introspection and the trio’s most accomplished and personal work yet.
The six original tracks and three covers — including the legendary “While my guitar gently weeps” by George Harrison and “The Mexican” by Babe Ruth — reflect characteristic influences including flamenco, Argentinean tango, Cuban and Nordic music as well as Brazilian samba and progressive rock.
“We tend to sail past the formulaic boundaries that usually limit guitar trios,” Dufour says.
MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO BIO: from mg3.ca
When it comes to bridging diverse genres of music, the Montreal Guitar Trio, which CBC described as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with. For more than 14 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and dynamic stage presence — they are noted for the wit and warmth of their interactions with audiences – have been winning applause around the world. MG3 won the 2011 Opus Prize for concert of the year in the Jazz / World Music category.