QUARTETTO GELATO (AP)
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing gypsy tunes and forgotten chestnuts, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery -- this is Quartetto Gelato, a popular and highly unusual classical quartet. With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and humour.
This unique ensemble features an oboist (who is also a Cirque de Soleil acrobat & musical theatre actor), a Serbian violinist, an award-winning Finnish accordionist, and a wandering cellist. Their music has been heard on Hollywood soundtracks and two of their CD’s were chosen by Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk for his flight on NASA space shuttle Columbia. Get ready for a ride!
Colin Maier -- oboe, vocals, musical saw | Konstantin Popović -- violin, vocals | Matti Pulkki - accordion | Kirk Starkey -- cello
With post-show talk back.
Photo Credit - Max Telzerow