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Guelph, Ontario Canada
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September 2018

An Evening with Rufus Wainwright @ River Run Centre

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For High Res images please contact: info@summertime-blues.com RIVER RUN CENTRE WELCOMES RUFUS WAINWRIGHT GUELPH, ON (May 16th, 2018) – Juno award winner Rufus Wainwright, praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. Rufus Wainwright will play at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON for a one night only, solo performance on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. Tickets go on sale…

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Guelph Jazz Fest: Elder Ones // Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby @River Run

September 13 @ 8:00 pm

Elder Ones is the vehicle for the musical vision of composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Amirtha Kidambi. The group’s first record, Holy Science, features wordless compositions, a gamut of beguiling vocal expression that, with the deft and synthetic improvisations of bandmates Matt Nelson (saxophone), Nick Dunston (double bass), and Max Jaffe (drums, sensory percussion), swirls and intensifies in ways that are, by turns, trancelike and ecstatic. Her new compositions incorporate lyrics on themes of political resistance, a most powerful invocation to reflection…

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Guelph Jazz Fest: Agustí Fernández & Yves Charuest (Spain/Québec)

September 13 @ 8:00 pm
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Barcelona-based pianist Agustí Fernández is a giant of contemporary creative music, an improviser of boundless imagination and technical capability. Equally at ease in ‘unit structure’ cellular approach of the late great Cecil Taylor, the oblique and liquid melodic lines of Lennie Tristano, or a nuanced and rigorous approach inside the piano. This fact is borne through the calibre of his frequent collaborators over the years: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Peter Kowald, and many more. In recent years, a lesser-known but no less…

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Guelph Jazz Fest: Agustí Fernández & Yves Charuest (Spain/Québec)

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 14, 2018 at 12:00pm

Barcelona-based pianist Agustí Fernández is a giant of contemporary creative music, an improviser of boundless imagination and technical capability. Equally at ease in ‘unit structure’ cellular approach of the late great Cecil Taylor, the oblique and liquid melodic lines of Lennie Tristano, or a nuanced and rigorous approach inside the piano. This fact is borne through the calibre of his frequent collaborators over the years: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Peter Kowald, and many more. In recent years, a lesser-known but no less…

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Guelph Jazz Fest: Agustí Fernández and Yves Charuest // Steve Swell’s Soul Travellers @River Run

September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Barcelona-based pianist Agustí Fernández is a giant of contemporary creative music, an improviser of boundless imagination and technical capability. Evidence of his skill is borne through the calibre of his frequent collaborators over the years: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Peter Kowald, and many more. In recent years, a lesser-known but no less inspiring collaborator has emerged in Montreal alto saxophonist Yves Charuest. Following a hiatus from playing, Charuest re-emerged since 2010 as one of the most original voices in Canadian music, with…

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GjF: Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones & Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby @River Run

September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Elder Ones is the vehicle for the musical vision of composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Amirtha Kidambi. This extraordinary singer is classically trained with the capacity to perform demanding 20thCentury modernist repertoire. However, the music of Elder Ones is likewise informed by, for example, John and Alice Coltrane, her study of Carnatic music, and her work with Darius Jones (with whom she will also perform as a duo during the festival). The group’s first record, Holy Science, features wordless compositions, a gamut of…

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GJR: Agustí Fernández/Yves Charuest & Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers @River Run

September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Barcelona-based pianist Agustí Fernández is a giant of contemporary creative music, an improviser of boundless imagination and technical capability. Equally at ease in ‘unit structure’ cellular approach of the late great Cecil Taylor, the oblique and liquid melodic lines of Lennie Tristano, or a nuanced and rigorous approach inside the piano. This fact is borne through the calibre of his frequent collaborators over the years: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Peter Kowald, and many more. In recent years, a lesser-known but no less…

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Guelph Jazz Fest: Groven/Lumley/Stadhouders // Satoko Fuji’s This is It! @River Run

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nova Scotia-born pianist, violinist, and composer, Marielle Groven, covers enormous musical and emotional territory in her practice, evoking stillness and poise as well as a quicksilver imagination and assertive, sweeping expression. These are traits that her partner, double-bassist (and Guelph native) Aaron Lumley, shares in spades. To animate and extend their music, they have invited the superb Dutch guitarist, Jasper Stadhouders. He will be playing acoustic guitar in Guelph to complete a compelling trio of acoustic stringed instruments played by three…

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Hotel California: The Eagles Show @River Run

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Original Tribute To The Eagles When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing…

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Dreamer: The Supertramp Experience @River Run

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presented By Blackrose Entertainment/Sunrise Concerts Inc.: DREAMER is the authentic re-creation of the legendary ’70′s rock band Supertramp. An 8-piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in the real Supertramp show, from sax, clarinet, trombone, vintage keyboards and of course the unmistakable Supertramp vocal sound. The musicians for DREAMER, hand-picked for their incredible expertise in capturing the often intricate arrangements of Supertramp’s material, are a strong compliment to the feature vocals of Roger Hodgson (performed by Emmy…

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October 2018

The Ultimate Neil Diamond Experience @River Run

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented By VaughnCo Entertainment: Las Vegas Headliner Jay White is one of the world’s most convincing re-creations of Neil Diamond. Jay White has been paying homage to Neil Diamond for over 25 years. Jay’s every movement, sound and expression are tributes to the passion and power of the real Diamond, giving new lustre to the life of the man and his music. From the moment he hits the stage with Diamond favourite “Cherry, Cherry”, to the fabulous flag waving finale…

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Serena Ryder @River Run

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Richardson GMP Music Series Presented by River Run Centre: Her best music in its purest form Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has grown an avid international fan base on the strength of hit songs including What I Wouldn’t Do, Stompa and Got Your Number. The six-time Juno Award winner will bring her unique folk-rock sound to the stage as part of an intimate acoustic performance. “Her music makes one feel like life is one big peaceful picnic.” – Vernon Morning Star serenaryder.com…

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Cirque Éloize: Saloon

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Wooly Pub Family Series presented by River Run Centre: A musical acrobatic adventure America is expanding and the railroad is under construction. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. Journey to the wild west in Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, an outstanding acrobatic comedy featuring the infectious energy of music by artists including Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. “The moment the artists took the stage, the audience went wild with enthusiasm.” – Münchner Merkur cirque-eloize.com/en/ Everyone must…

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Steve Hill @River Run

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented By Shantero Productions: The One-Man Blues Rock Band! Steve Hill —“the most spectacular one-man band on the planet”—is touring in support of his  critically acclaimed  Steve Hill: The One-Man Blues Rock Band.  Released May 11, the album immediately shot to number one on the blues charts on itunes Canada.  An overnight sensation 20-plus years in the making, he is now being recognized as an ambitious and raucous force on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene, picking up an impressive load of…

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Cowboy Junkies @River Run

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cowboy Junkies Richardson GMP Music Series Presented by River Run Centre: Part River Run Centre’s 2017-18 Season.Since going platinum with their 1988 album, The Trinity Session, the Cowboy Junkies have been one of Canada’s most popular and enduring bands. During a career spanning more than 20 albums, they have continued to tour the world and twice been nominated as Group of the Year at the Juno Awards. “They’ve never repeated themselves, nor backed away from new collaborations or ideas.” – Pitchfork cowboyjunkies.com…

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Lúnasa @River Run

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Richardson GMP Music Series Presented by River Run Centre: Pushing the boundaries of modern Celtic bands Lúnasa’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves have taken Irish acoustic music into surprising and celebrated new territory. Find out why the internationally acclaimed five-member group has become known as one of the finest traditional Irish instrumental bands on the planet. “Lúnasa reigns as the new Celtic royalty.” – Boston Herald lunasa.ie Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children. eyeGO and uGO prices not available online – call…

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Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Gala @River Run

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented By Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Mark Fewer, violinist Bruch Concerto no. 1 Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 guelphsymphony.com eyeGO price not available online – call the Box Office to order. Everyone must have a ticket, including children. Infants will not be admitted during this event. No refunds offered for this event. Create your own package of GSO shows and save 15-20%! Purchase your package online today! Guelph Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season Season Opening Gala – October 20, 2018 Holiday Classics from Baroque…

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The Jason Raso Funktet @River Run

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Borealis Music Series Presented by River Run Centre: Feel the funk of contemporary jazz Photo: Dave Peleschak Throughout eight albums and countless live performances over the course of two decades, Jason Raso has proven himself a masterful musician. The prolific Guelph-based bassist, composer and bandleader will be joined on stage by his “funktet” for a captivating performance music lovers won’t soon forget. “Widely respected as a consummate funk and jazz bandleader.” – Guelph Mercury jasonrasomusic.com Everyone must have a ticket, including infants…

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ONES – Beatles #1 Hits @River Run

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presented By Live Is All You Need: ONES is a multimedia spectacular that includes “note perfect” performances by an 11-piece band of Canada’s finest musicians, brilliant narration by Q107 radio personality Al Joynes, and a compelling screen show that keeps audiences spellbound.Don’t miss this thrilling ride through the hits that defined a generation, 30 number one songs performed note perfect and a special grand finale of hits by the Beatles as solo artists. ONES is the “must see show of…

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