Outdoor Stages

GVR Live! Outdoor Stages

 

February

Sonic Escape
Sunday, February 10 at 6pm
West Center Auditorium
Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Kaneko Millar founded Sonic Escape in 2009. Their flute & violin hyperinstrumentals have landed them on hundreds of stages across 40 North American states, provinces and beyond. Shawn and Maria push themselves to the brink – singing, dancing, telling stories, and above all, playing their hearts out with a “wonderfully imaginative… anything goes sense of fun.” (The Washington Post) Maria and Shawn have galvanized audiences at Lincoln Center, Chautauqua Institution, Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway and Carnegie Hall. Their workshops and residencies have empowered students from Iqaluit, Nunavut down to Montgomery, Alabama and even their alma mater, The Juilliard School. Canada Council for the Arts, Chamber Music America and the Puffin Foundation have generously funded Sonic Escape’s compositions, travels, and the creation of a 5-day community residency.

Table seating offered at this event. No table reservations allowed.

 

March

Quarteto Nuevo
Sunday, March 10 at 6pm
Canoa Hills Picnic Area
The master musicians of Quarteto Nuevo excite audiences with their unique brand of music for any venue. As if rebelling against the boundaries between genres – Western classical, European folk, Latin, and jazz – soprano saxophonist Damon Zick, cellist Jacob Szekely, guitarist Kenton Youngstrom and percussionist Felipe Fraga recombine elements into an entirely new genre they have coined “world chamber jazz”. Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey from Erik Satie and Chick Corea to their own stunning originals.

 

April

Jessica Fichot
Sunday, April 14 at 6pm
Canoa Ranch Ramada
Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, singer/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French/Chinese/American heritage to create an intoxicating program of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk. With 3 acclaimed albums under her belt, Jessica sings her multi-lingual lively songs and covers at concert halls and festivals in China, Mexico, Canada, the US and Europe. Featuring scorching performances from her bandmates on clarinet/sax, upright bass and guitar, a Jessica Fichot concert is a dazzling trans-world journey!