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Ventus Machina poised to delight Ontario’s audiences

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New Brunswick-based woodwind quintet Ventus Machina is hitting the road for their first venture out of Atlantic Canada just in time to celebrate the launch of their first album.

From September 28th to October 5th, the group will be visiting Guelph, Drayton, Peterborough, Toronto, Sarnia and London as well as working with the students of Wilfrid-Laurier and Western universities and musicians from the Kawartha Youth Orchestra.

The group has been entertaining music lovers in the Maritimes for the past five years and has decided to take their most popular show on the road to Ontario, the province which several group members used to call home.  Bringing with them a unique and personable style, they hope to reach the heart of Ontario’s audiences in their first foray into Upper Canada.  Sandwiched between the launch of their first album and a collaborative project with some of New Brunswick’s finest popular and bluegrass artists, this tour will be an opportunity for the quintet to present a program combining classics from the woodwind repertoire such as Paquito D’Rivera’s Aires Tropicales, to newly commissioned repertoire by composers Martin Kutnowski and Mike Titlebaum.  Also on the program is a beautiful arrangement of Bernstein’s superb West Side Story Suite.  The program is rounded out by a selection of stunning original arrangements of both South American and jazz-inspired repertoire.

Ventus Machina has established a reputation for presenting flexible, engaging and highly entertaining performances - come see why audiences on the East Coast have been raving!


Sept 28, 12pm, Waterloo, Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University

Sept 29, 7:30pm, Drayton, Home Studio of Nadina Mackie Jackson, 16 Spring St.

Sept 30, 7:30pm, Peterborough, Mark Street United Church, 90 Hunter St. W

Oct 3, 8pm, Toronto, Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave.

Oct 4, 7:30pm, Sarnia, Imperial Theatre, 168 N Christina St.

Oct 5, 8pm, London, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University