- Sun Mar 19 2017
- 2:30 pm
- Main Hall
- Andrew Collins Trio, Live Concert Filming, with Phantasmagoria String Quartet
Andrew Collins Trio, Live Concert Filming, with Phantasmagoria String Quartet
The Andrew Collins Trio
joined by Phantasmagoria String Quartet
And It Was Good
Concert Live Taping Event
Sunday, March 19, 2017
in The Great Hall’s Main Hall
Doors 2:30 pm | Show 3:00 pm
Tickets $18 in advance online, $20 at the door
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“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Toronto mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops.” — Toronto Star
“To call Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin would be putting it mildly….artfully arranged string music perhaps best described as ‘chambergrass’ shines through – 4/5 stars.” — Exclaim! Magazine
Andrew Collins is a part of the musical firmament. He’s the mercurial, five-time JUNO-nominated, seven-time Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro behind two of Canada’s top-billed string bands – The Foggy Hogtown Boys and the Creaking Tree String Quartet. Together with fellow members of his Andrew Collins Trio – string guru Mike Mezzatesta and in-the-pocket bassist James McEleney – they are delivering the goods at a special live filming of their And It Was Good concert.
They’re joined on disc and stage by the top drawer Phantasmagoria String Quartet comprised of Andrew’s long time musical co-conspirator John Showman (Foggy Hogtown Boys, CTSQ, New Country Rehab), Trent Freeman, Ben Plotnick and Eric Wright (of the newly JUNO nominated The Fretless.)
Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, swing, and classical, not to mention dizzying instrumental prowess on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping him just ahead of the devil’s grasp.
This is a rare occasion to see the full ensemble cut loose on this material and so much more. If that wasn’t enough, the show is being recorded and filmed, so come out to The Great Hall and be a part of the fun.