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When

Occurs on Tuesday March 1 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Venue

The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail & District Arts Council presents

Montreal Guitar Trio & California Guitar Trio

at The Bailey Theatre on Tuesday March 1st at 7:30 PM

Adults $30. Students $15. Performing Arts Trail Series $75 (3 performance pass available only by phoning or visiting our Box Office 250-368-9669).

Vaccination Certificate Required. To increase audience confidence & comfort, all of the shows in the Performing Arts Trail Series will be capped at 50% capacity (360 people) guaranteed, even if capacity restrictions are lifted. Reserved seatin with automatic physical distancing. Seats on either side of your selected group seats are blocked and will not be sold. However seats immediately in front or behind your selected seats will not be blocked and will be sold.

Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) and California Guitar Trio (CGT) have combined their passion and talent to create a great evening of guitar. A unique opportunity to hear six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), playing original compositions and innovative arrangements of everything from movie soundtracks, progressive rock ’n’ roll, world, jazz, and classical music. Inspired by an impromptu studio session together in Montreal in 2009, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars. CGT and MG3 have toured together extensively in North America, playing everything from Queen, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Rush, to original compositions by the members of MG3 and CGT.

The Montreal Guitar Trio were described by the CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada.” Founded in 1998, and coming from a classical background, members sing and write much of their material, and have given hundreds of concerts in North America and Europe. The trio’s eclectic sound, where jazz and world music intertwine, takes listeners on a journey through many cultures — from the exotic melodies of India to the hot rhythms of South America, by way of the Balkans and the traditional music of Quebec. Montreal Guitar Trio band members are Sébastien Dufour, Marc Morin and Glenn Lévesque.

The California Guitar Trio’s stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following in the progressive, acoustic, and classical music scenes. Fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, and quintessential California ‘surf music’, the Trio has been featured on everything from the Olympics to the wake-up music for the crew aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor. Over the past 14 years of nearly incessant touring, the California Guitar Trio has shared the stage with superb musicians and performers such as: King Crimson, Jon Anderson, Tito Puente, Taj Mahal, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice, Dark Star Orchestra, Leftover Salmon, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, David Sylvian, Adrian Legg, Kaki King and many more. The trio is comprised of Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bert Lams of Brussels, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo, who first met in England at one of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Courses in 1987. After completing several of these intensive courses, the three toured worldwide with Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists.

“If you think you have heard guitar music, you haven’t heard these six fill the room with sound”. — The Sun Valley Journal, Idaho 2013

“… this ensemble is much more than a simple guitar sextet…The experience is unique!” — Yves Bernard, Le Devoir, 2012

Two 45 minute sets with a 20 minute intermission.

Tickets can be picked up at The Bailey Box Office Mon-Friday betweeen 12 - 4 pm. Or you can pick up your tickets on show night.

Shows in the 2021-22 Performing Arts Trail Series include•Trace by Red Sky Performance on Thursday February 24 •Montreal Guitar Trio & California Guitar Trio on Tuesday March 1 •Percussiano 3 on Tuesday March 15

Our programs are made possible by funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Touring Council. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada. Thanks to Tourism Rossland for their marketing support.

COVID Protocols •All attendees 12 years of age or older must present their BC or Federal Vaccine Certificate showing TWO doses of a COVID19 vaccination AND government photo identification. Ticketholders, who are unable to comply, cannot attend and should contact our Box Office for a refund. •To increase audience comfort,all Performing Arts Trail 2022 shows are capped at 360 audience members (50% of venue capacity). Even if provincial restrictions are lifted, audience size will stay at 50% capacity (360 people) guaranteed. •Masks must be worn at all times. •COVID protocols are subject to change depending on the COVID Climate and BC Provincial Health Orders. •Doors open 60 minutes prior to show time to allow time to scan passports. •Not feeling well? Please stay home. Call us in advance and we will refund your ticket.

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