Sultans of String

Available May 4 - 8, 2020
Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar), the songwriters behind the music, take you on a musical journey around the world! McKhool met Laliberté just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook and cross Canada with The Chieftains. When McKhool (who has performed with Jesse Cook, Pavlo, Club Django) first heard guitarist Laliberté’s rumba rhythm their musical mind-meld created Sultans of String’s sound – the intimate and playful relationship between the violin and the flamenco guitar.  Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people.
Larger than the sum of its parts, this dynamic duo take you on a journey to hear the horses of Sable Island, underwater to hear the calls of Luna the Whale, and on the silk road through Spain and the Middle East, through the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, and then back to Canada for a trip to the majestic Arctic.

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Demonstrate an awareness of the elements of musical forms and traditions of diverse times, places and communities; identify the elements used in music and describe how they are used; analyze some historical or cultural influences on style, genre and innovation in music.

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French Immersion

Performance (2 artists) Available May 4 - 8, 2020

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“Canada is a real meeting place of musical influences from around the world”, says violinist Chris McKhool. Sultans of String deliver a concert that transcends categorization, mixing Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, East Coast Celtic and Gypsy-jazz. Music has the ability to bring people and cultures together in a way that emulates what we love to see in the world. It creats a collaboration that breaks down the barriers that divide us, helps us to see our common humanity and provides a model for peace. Performances include one free CD

Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Time and Price:
One performance: 50 minutes (incl. Q + A) $665 + HST
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