Guitar Extravaganza III

The Guitar Extravaganza is always a popular annual event. Join us for this remarkable evening of student, community, and professional performances on the stage of the Cairn’s Recital Hall.

2017-18 Performance:

Saturday November 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The Year of the Guitar Orchestra!!!

Brock University’s annual celebration of the guitar continues, with an orchestra of 60 guitars comprised of Brock students, local amateurs and professionals – all under the direction of Brock Guitar Instructor Timothy Phelan. Featuring music composed by Timothy Phelan (including the North American Premiere of Songs Of Struggle; Voices Of Freedom! – based on anti-Apartheid struggle songs), and the World Premiere of Carpe Noctem – a six movement work written especially for this occasion by Niagara composer Floyd Turner.

Soloists in these works will include Brock Guitar Performance majors Eric Godfree and Jesse Luciani, award-winning Canadian classical guitarist Emma Rush, and renowned Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister, who will cross the Atlantic to be featured in the two premieres.

The concert will also include a tribute to the late Niagara guitar legend Warren Stirtzinger, featuring three of Warren’s longtime friends and collaborators Paul Saunders (Niagara luthier), George Kane (Buffalo jazz master) and St. Catharines native James Bryan McCollum (The Philosopher Kings, Prozzak).