Sultans of String Symphony

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 4 Feb 2014 until 4 Feb 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location
The Creekside Theatre

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CD RELEASE

One of Canada’s Hottest Roots Music Acts Shake Things Up With Revved Up Riffs

Tuesday, February 4 /2014 at 7:30pm

On Feb 4th, JUNO nominees/2x CFMA winners, Sultans of String, release their high octane roots-worldbeat-symphonic mash-up Symphony! at music hotspot, the Creekside Theatre.
Known for dizzying music jams, poly-rhythms and revved up riffs, the Sultans of String sound can’t be pinned down — it’s Sable Island meets the Silk Road, with detours through the Gypsy-Jazz coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, next an East Coast Kitchen Party, then over to the majestic Arctic and bustling markets of Lebanon.

Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenca guitar while funky bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic mastery meets with a symphony of sound, deepened by world rhythms that inspire whole audiences to get up and dance.

Kicking things off as a dynamic duo playing tiny cafes in 2007, this fiercely talented and hardworking indie act has been on a meteoric rise, with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow. Invitations to play world stages and with such legendary artists as The Chieftains and David Bromberg are recent highlights. The Chieftains’ very own Paddy Moloney also appears on Symphony!

Symphony! is distributed on SONY through Red River Entertainment. Chair Bob Frank states, “We welcome the opportunity to work with one of Canada’s most innovative groups and look forward to expanding their music and footprint in the US.”

Sultans of String are also represented in the US by acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Koch Records, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck). “I have worked with numerous top ten chart songs and #1 Pop Billboard and Country music hits”, Wilkes says. “In all that time, I have not worked with composers more talented than Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberté from Sultans of String. Not only are they a superb writing team, they are also amazing arrangers & musicians. Symphony! is a gigantic leap forward.”

The band is led by JUNO-nominated 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo) who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian (Makhoul) house bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, Chris was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons.

When McKhool first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo has grown, featuring such amazing musical friends as 2nd guitarist Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Parachute Club, Alex Cuba), as well as special guests such as Palestinian oud master Bassam Bishara, folk-pop darlings, Dala, The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, ukulele giant James Hill, and others.

Classically-schooled McKhool thought “why stop there?” With Symphony!, Sultans of String have brought the glorious and majestic sound of a full orchestra to their feisty world-jazz compositions, to create the ultimate crossover recording.

 Tickets  

Adults $25
Students / Seniors $23
Group of 4 $84

 

 

Reservations

Tickets for the Creekside Theatre Productions can be purchased by phone or in person at the Customer Service Centre in the District of Lake Country Municipal Hall. The reservation phone line is 250-766-9309. The Municipal Hall ticket office is open from 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

The Creekside Theatre box office opens one hour prior to show time. At this time, if there are any seats available tickets may be purchased at the box office.

 

Information

For all other inquiries about Theatre Administration call or e-mail: 250-766-5669 / theatre@lakecountry.bc.ca

 

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