Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato

Monday August 12 – 7:00 pm

Quartetto Gelato is thrilled to be returning to Music Niagara, but this time with the incredibly unique and talented soprano, Sarah Albu. Mixing Sarah’s unique style with Gelato’s humour and musical virtuosity will be a one-of-a-kind concert that you won’t want to miss! Having toured the globe with it’s unique and clever approach to music for nearly 35 years, Quartetto Gelato has established themselves as world leaders in classical crossover music. This concert will have exciting new music that will be on their next album which is in the works now!

Soprano Sarah Albu is a singer, composer and performance-maker based in Montreal. Her background in theatre and obsession with science fiction feed quirky and darkly comedic imagined worlds. She has been an invited artist at the Banff Center for the Arts, the National Arts Center of Canada, the Koumaria Residency in Greece, the Summertónar Festival in Tórshavn (Faroe Islands), and international series and festivals across Canada, Europe, the US and Mexico.

An active soloist specializing in new/experimental music, 20th century repertoire and free improvisation, she can be heard in settings ranging from traditional Balkan village music and ancient sacred polyphony to film and game soundtracks, noise and psychedelic rock. She is a founding member of the experimental voice collective Phth, and frequently collaborates with artists working in video, installation, contemporary dance, textiles and digital media. Her first solo album was released independently in 2013, featuring 8 commissions for solo voice. She has contributed to recordings with a wide array of artists as a guest vocalist. 2023 saw her release an album of Gayle Young’s complete vocal works spanning from 1978-2021.

The concert program will be announced from the stage, so expect the unexpected!

Ironwood Cider House Tent – 1425 Lakeshore Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

$40.00 + HST

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  • Rush tickets available the day of the concert at the door.
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