Friday November 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall
75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON
Sunday November 17 at 3 pm

Grace United Church
140 Bruce St South, Thornbury (Blue Mountain), ON

Encore: The Roaring 20s volume 2

Sadie Fields violin & Ken Gee piano

featuring more Great Music from the amazing 1920s

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Tailleferre Sonata no. 1 for violin & piano
Debussy Sonata for violin & piano
Gershwin (arr. Heifetz) Selection of Greatest Hits for virtuoso violin & piano
Lili Boulanger Short pieces
Ysaye Sonata for solo violin
and MORE!
Violinist Sadie Fields returns to Guelph from Belgium to join friend/pianist Ken Gee for another Musicfest ENCORE recital. But this one is going to be very special indeed.

The Roaring 20s was a decade of incredible energy and creativity around the world, particularly in Paris as well as North America. Like now, it was an amazing comeback from the great influenza pandemic of 1918 with Jazz having big influence on “Classical” music. This program concept was created by Sadie and her excitement and love for the music of the 1920s. Last year’s Roaring 20s concert was such a hit that we had to do a SEQUEL!

Canadian/British (and Brussels-based) violinist Sadie Fields is the founding violinist of the Festival Trio and the Belgium-based Flash Ensemble, a flexible chamber ensemble with a string trio as its core. She recently formed a duo with Italian accordionist Luca Piovesan, playing their Four Seasons - Vivaldi and Piazzolla program for Belgian audiences. Her most recent CD was released in June 2023 with critical acclaim, including 5 stars in Diapason Magazine. Sadie’s performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, CBC, Radio New Zealand, and stations across Europe.

Ken Gee is well known to the music community in Southwestern Ontario and the Hamilton region. He lives in Guelph and is the founder and artistic director of Guelph Musicfest, an annual music festival in its 18th season at the GYMC.

Guelph Musicfest 2024 is grateful for the continuing generous support of an
Anonymous Donor
as well as the contributions of many individual supporters

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