Originally from Chad and now living in Montréal, this young talented group of singers and musicians draws inspritation from Gospel, traditional African music and their Chadian roots, blending them into a joyous celebration of African rhythms.
“The cohesion and technical level seen here undoubtedly place this band among the best of its kind in Montréal.” – La Presse
One of Denmark’s leading folk bands, Habadekuk delivers a vibrant mix of folk, salsa and big band jazz. The lively nine-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs. An unforgettable live experience.
“This Danish instrumental group is one of a very select few worldwide who approach the brilliance, boisterousness, breadth of appeal and sheer bonhomie of Quebec’s La Bottine Souriante.” – Folk World
Jayme Stone, the stunning virtuoso banjo artist who was the hit of last summer’s programming, joins up with Moira Smiley, an amazing singer and collector of American folk music, and with classical musicians of the Visentin Ensemble for an unforgettable evening of sounds you’ll not soon forget.
“Stone makes you forget the instrument’s hillbilly twang: this is banjo like you’ve never heard it before.” – Ottawa Citizen
Three bright young classical musicians – Canadian cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, Australian guitar player Jacob Cordover and American oboist Laura Karney – bring us a lovely concert of fresh music for these three diverse instruments.
“… a deliciously entertaining, slightly wacky evening of music and dance that could charm a turnip” – Dance View Times
This review of a music/dance performance by the Del Sol String Quartet, of which Hannah was a member, is only marginally connected, but you’ve got to love the last line!
Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 – Sarabande by Hannah Addario-Berry
For the twelfth year in a row David Visentin and friends – violinists Kai Gleusteen and Hiroko Kagawa, cellist Paula Kiffner, and pianist Catherine Ordronneau – present an evening of major works for string quartet, piano quintet and solo piano. These concerts have been the highlight of ArtSpring’s summer programming for many years.