Gold Canyon Arts Council Presents Free Virtual Concerts

Friday, February 19, 2021 7pm

A 3-in 1 Concert Featuring

Italian Saxophone Quartet   

Maxwell String Quartet

Spanish Brass Quintet

These three ensembles combine to play music from a variety of musical genres from ragtime, to classical, from Carlos Antonio Jobim to George Frederic Handel, from Samuel Barber to Charlie Chaplin, from Bach to Gypsy Czardas; there is music for almost everyone. Both the Italian Saxophone Quartet and the Spanish Brass Quintet gained many enthusiastic fans at previous memorable performances in Gold Canyon.

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The Italian Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1982 by four saxophone soloists, close friends determined to join together to perform chamber music for saxophone at the very highest artistic level. Now nearing the thirty-year mark as a group, they have played to wide acclaim in more than 500 concerts.

The Maxwell String Quartet was the 1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. The Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine.

The Spanish Brass Quintet is one of the most dynamic and consolidated quintets on the international musical stage. In 1996 the ensemble won First Prize in the Sixth International Brass Quintet Competition “Ville de Narbonne” (France), considered the most prestigious for this formation. 

Friday, March 19, 2021 7pm

Rhythm of the dance
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 The National Dance Company of Ireland presents the Rhythm of Dance. This company’s music, dance, and songs of Ireland is presented in a spectacular program video recorded in the beautiful Opera House in Odessa, Ukraine. The program has been specially edited for the Gold Canyon Arts Council in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

December 24, 2020

David Shenton
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David will perform his arrangement of Frederic Chopin’s Grand Etudes & Variations on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (Chopin Etudes, Opus 10 & 25)

December 18, 2020 7pm

The Queens's Six
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Join The Queen's Six for an evening of Christmas music and words, filmed in the exquisite surroundings of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.  Presented in partnership with Windsor Festival.

November 19, 2020 7pm Masterclass

November 20, 2020 7pm Concert

Sean Chen
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A rising star with a "million dollar smile and a formidable set of fingers" (Dallas Morning News) and the first American to reach the finals of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition since 1997.  Sean will play a dazzling repertoire of music by Haydn, Schubert, Ravel, and Beethoven.

In collaboration with the Arizona Piano Institute, watch Sean conduct a masterclass with three of its members, virtuoso pianists and siblings, Justin, Daniel, and Yuna Kang  We appreciate the efforts of Dr. Jessica Yam, Artistic Director of the Arizona Piano Institute in collaborating on this wonderful opportunity with Dr. Jack Kukuk, Artistic Director of the Gold Canyon Arts Council.

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