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Talented trumpeter Guy Few and gifted accordionistJoseph Petric present a spectacular family concert on April 2

Toronto, March 16, 2006Guy Few and Joseph Petric present a brilliant concert featuring Few’s virtuoso trumpet and piano playing and Petric’s superb skill on the accordion. Few is also a fine baritone who combines exquisite musicianship with high-voltage energy of the old-fashioned showman. Petric provides a wonderful demonstration of the capability of the accordion that delights audiences. The performance, part of the Music with Bite concert series, takes place on Sunday, April 2, at 1 p.m., at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission is free. For information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Guy Few is a virtuoso. As a pianist, trumpeter and singer, he pleases audiences with his intensity and charm. Montreal’s Le Devoir calls him “outrageously gifted” and “quite simply phenomenal.” Few has won numerous prizes for piano and trumpet performances. Few lives in Elora, Ontario, and is a part time faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he conducts the Wilfrid Laurier Brass Ensemble and teaches trumpet and duo piano. He is also a part time faculty member at The University of Western Ontario.

Joseph Petric’s musicianship and depth of his performances have invited accolades. “…miraculous… astonishing, Petric revealed his power with brilliant, understated mastery” says the Winnipeg Sun. Petric’s impressive discography of 23 Cds includes a 2003 Juno nomination for The Orbiting Garden described as “dizzying... riveting… impressive” by the UK’s Gramophone. Living in Toronto, Petric gives as many as 75 concerts annually and plays an instrument of his own design made in 1994 by Canadian luthier Leo Niemi.

Music with Bite, part of ZOOM! Family Sundays, is a refreshing, interactive experience in which children can sit up close to the artists and, after the concert, ask questions, while enjoying a complimentary Natrel milk beverage and cookies. Music with Bite is a co-production with Jeunesses Musicales Ontario, an organization dedicated to musical excellence and the promotion of young artists and music for young people.

Music with Bite is produced with the support of the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

BEAUTY
Is beauty defined by personal tastes or perspectives or can we apply some universal standards? From January through May 2006, Harbourfront Centre invites audiences to examine the idea of beauty through various events and programmes. Beauty is part of an ongoing exploration of ideas-based programming at Harbourfront Centre.

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Media Contact:
Linda Liontis
416-973-4381
lliontis@harbourfrontcentre.com
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