Grand Canyon Music Festival 2018
Welcome to our 35th Season ~
August 24 and 25th 7:30 pm The Catalyst Quartet Concerts. Shrine of the Ages
Opening weekend of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's 35th Season featuring the Catalyst String Quartet performing works by Philip Glass, Javier Alvarez, Caroline Shaw, Samuel Barber, and Franz Schubert.
Friday,August 31st 4 pm Grand Canyon School of Rock Shrine of the Ages
Rock along with Grand Canyon high school students in this culminating recital as they display what they learned during the week-long School of Rock with Bonfiglio Group members Stephen Benson and Joe Deninzon. With special guests John Vail on bass and Bryan Stone on drums
August 31st 7:30 pm Bonfiglio Group Jazz, Blues and more Shrine of the Ages
The Grand Canyon Music Festival's 35th Season presents The Bonfiglio Group, Robert Bonfiglio ("The Paganini of the harmonica), Joe Deninzon ("The Jimi Hendrix of the violin”), and Steve Benson, guitar, with their own blend of jazz, blues and classical styles. With special guest John Vail on bass and Bryan Stone on drums.
September 1st 7:30 pm A Flute, a Recorder, 10 Strings, and 64 Reeds Shrine of the Ages
Clare Hoffman, flute and recorder, Joe Deninzon, violin (that’s 4 strings), Steve Benson, guitar (that’s 6 more strings), and Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica (that’s 64 reeds!) explore music from the Renaissance to today.
Clare, Joe, Steve and Robert trace a musical journey, from masters of the Renaissance like William Byrd and Tielman Susato, to today’s contemporary and pop music scenes, performing on five of the oldest, most ubiquitous, versatile, and popular instruments, the flute, recorder, violin, guitar and harmonica.
Sunday September 2nd 5:00 pm NACAP Shrine of the Ages
The Grand Canyon Music Festival presents the18th Season of the award-winning Native American Composer Apprentice Project. Hear new music composed by high school students from the Navajo and Hopi Nations and Sal River Pima Maricopa Indian Community performed by the Catalyst Quartet.
September 8-9th 7:30 pm The Manhattan Chamber Players
The Grand Canyon Music Festival's 35th Season presents The Manhattan Chamber Players, a dynamic collective of young chamber musicians, the next generation of artists molded in the traditions forged at fabled festivals like Marlboro and Ravinia, will be performing works by Beethoven, Mozart and more.
Thank You –
Robert Bonfiglio, Founding Director
Clare Hoffman, Artistic Director
For more information please visit http://grandcanyonmusicfest.org/