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Concert: “Old Wood New Seeds”
July 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm$20
Old Wood New Seeds
New music by William Beauvais
July 4th, 7:30 pm, 39 Dufferin Road, Ottawa (MacKay United Church sanctuary)
$20 at the door
The culmination of two years of creativity, Old Wood – New Seeds presents a collection of wonderful music for classical guitar. It includes the folk inspired suite Appalachian Colours that dazzles and offers music of deep solace. The Ancient Waters looks east to the Balkans and moves from a ravishing prayer – Secret Lake– to a full out Bulgarian romp in Flood Plain.
Canadian classical guitar icon William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over forty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, and the Oberon Guitar Trio. He has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR and York University and his music has been heard live in Switzerland, Denmark, the U.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ. In recent years William has performed in Seoul, Istanbul and Paris. Over the last four years he has played and taught in Calgary for the Guitarfest West festival at Mount Royal University. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble and tapestry New Opera. He has also recorded CDs with Moshe Hammer and the Evergreen Club Gamelan and teaches classical and folk guitar at York University.