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The Gryphon Trio joins forces with violist Ryan Davis for two performances

The Juno Award-winning classical music ensemble The Gryphon Trio joins forces with violist Ryan Davis (aka Radia) for performances on April 27 & 29.

The Juno Award-winning classical music ensemble The Gryphon Trio joins forces with violist Ryan Davis (aka Radia) for two performances in Halifax this month.

First up is a “club performance” at The Marquee Ballroom on April 27. The Trio will join Davis for an audio-visual experience that embraces the convergence of tradition and innovation. Harnessing looping and electronic effects technology, Davis blurs the lines between classical, folk, electronic, and hip-hop. The concert will feature mainly original compositions by Davis.

“I still remember the rush of excitement that I felt when I made my very first sounds with a loop pedal,” says Davis. “The mess of wires on the floor. Getting lost in the hypnotics of layering. It felt like I was unlocking an entirely different side of myself that I hadn’t yet tapped into in my own viola playing. Creating my own sound has been my greatest joy and adventure as an artist.”

The second concert takes place in the Maritime Conservatory’s Lilian Piercey Concert Hall on April 29. In this performance, the three-time JUNO Award-winning trio of violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker will get back to its classical roots, again flanked by Davis.

The Trio performs Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ trio in this concert, while Gryphon pianist Parker and Davis will perform English composer Frank Bridge’s Two Pieces for Viola and Piano. The Trio and Davis will then combine to perform Johannes Brahms’ chamber canon masterpiece Piano Quartet in G Minor, op. 25.

Tickets for both concerts are available now. Visit ceciliaconcerts.ca for more information.

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