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02 April 2020
Matei Varga and Laura Metcalf – piano & cello recital
upcoming

Matei Varga and Laura Metcalf – piano & cello recital

7:00 pm
St. George's Anglican Church
(George Town, 67 Courts Road)
USD 30 (Adults), USD 10 (Students)
Laura Metcalf praised for her "gorgeous cello legatos" (Washington Post) and her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine) is known for her compelling solo and chamber music performances worldwide and in her home of New York City. She is the cellist of the acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5, who won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues worldwide. Sybarite5 made its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in 2012, and their album Disturb the Silence recently reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Charts. In 2011 Laura was appointed to the cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, also with whom she has toured extensively. Matei Varga artistry has garnered superlative reviews from critics around the world, who have found his performances “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), as well as “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason). A top prizewinner at the Maria Canals and George Enescu piano competitions, Mr. Varga has appeared as a soloist and recitalist in many of the world’s leading concert halls, among them Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau (Paris). He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where he studied with Pavlina Dokovska. Music Pieces: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2 Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo Allegro molto piu tosto presto Bohuslav Martinu Variations on a Slovak Theme Jose Bragato Graciela y Buenos Aires Marin Marais Variations on “La Folia” Caleb Burhans Phantasie Alberto Ginastera Pampeana No. 2
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19 March 2020
Music at the Library

Music at the Library

6:00 pm
George Town Public Library
KYD 20 - Adults
KYD 5 - Students (up to 18 years old)

Only 75 tickets available.
Cayman Arts Festival and the Cayman Islands Public Library Service proudly present monthly one-hour concerts at the GT Public Library (historical building), which includes classical music, in addition to poetry and readings from local poets and writers. Tickets will be available at the door - KYD 20 for adults and KYD 5 for students (up to 18 years old). Please note that there will be only 75 tickets per event.
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22 February 2020
Lana Janjanin Trio – jazz concert

Lana Janjanin Trio – jazz concert

7:00 pm
Camana Bay, Cinema
USD 40 (adults)
USD 15 (students up to 18 years old)
Lana Janjanin Trio is a group of young, talented and versatile musicians, founded and led by Lana, in her pursuit of performing her original music. It's consisted of Lana Janjanin (vocals, piano, composition), Marko Ferlan (e.bass/double bass) and Lukas Fellner (drums), all of whom are classically trained musicians with great passion for many genres of music, including jazz, soul, RnB, which they combine in their music, creating their own individual sound and style. The trio has been recording and performing together for the last five years and recently released their first album - "A Minute of Love", on which they are joined by guest musicians.
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15 February 2020
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert

7:00 pm
Marriott Hotel Ballroom
USD 40 (adults)
USD 15 (students up to 18 years old)
An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. In recent years the group has been invited to perform in major music halls around the world including China's National Center for the Performing Arts, Tangelwood's Seiji Ozawa Hall, and several prominent halls in Brazil and Italy. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full ten piece ensemble with percussion.
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13 February 2020
Cayman Arts Festival 2020

Cayman Arts Festival 2020

7:00 pm
February 13 - 22
George Town, Grand Cayman
USD 40 (adults)
USD 15 (students)
Latvian natives Kristīne and Margarita Balanas are two of the most exciting and versatile artists of their generation. Known for their distinguished artistry and mesmerising stage presence, the pair have quickly earned an international reputation as critically-acclaimed soloists in the vanguard of classical music. The sister’s unique and visionary approach has penetrated the industry, paving the way for a new scene in classical music, and the duo have been praised on global scale for their revolutionary ideas. Together, Kristīne and Margarita have set a new precedent in the field, and their impressive pedigree is a testament to their contributions to classical music. An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. In recent years the group has been invited to perform in major music halls around the world including China's National Center for the Performing Arts, Tangelwood's Seiji Ozawa Hall, and several prominent halls in Brazil and Italy. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full ten piece ensemble with percussion. Lana Janjanin Trio is a group of young, talented and versatile musicians, founded and led by Lana, in her pursuit of performing her original music. It's consisted of Lana Janjanin (vocals, piano, composition), Marko Ferlan (e.bass/double bass) and Lukas Fellner (drums), all of whom are classically
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13 February 2020
Kristine & Margarita Balanas – violin and cello recital

Kristine & Margarita Balanas – violin and cello recital

7:00 pm
Agape Family Worship Centre
(#50 Fairbanks Road)
USD 40 (adults)
USD 15 (students up to 18 years old)
Latvian natives Kristīne and Margarita Balanas are two of the most exciting and versatile artists of their generation. Known for their distinguished artistry and mesmerising stage presence, the pair have quickly earned an international reputation as critically-acclaimed soloists in the vanguard of classical music. The sister’s unique and visionary approach has penetrated the industry, paving the way for a new scene in classical music, and the duo have been praised on global scale for their revolutionary ideas. Together, Kristīne and Margarita have set a new precedent in the field, and their impressive pedigree is a testament to their contributions to classical music.
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23 November 2019
NY Cabaret Music Night

NY Cabaret Music Night

7:00 pm
Westin Hotel Governor's Ballroom
(Doors open at 6pm)
USD 50 - Adults
(one glass of wine included)

USD 15 - Students
(up to 18 years old)
After their great success during the 2018 and 2019 Cayman Arts Festival, and in response to numerous requests for their return, KT Sullivan and her friends from New York, Natalie Douglas, Nicolas King, and Matt Baker will be here for another evening of great music. KT Sullivan - KT was named artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2012. She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel. One of the shows she created, “Rhyme, Women, and Song” was presented on PBS’ WNET 13 and her award winning Sondheim show with Jeff Harnar was filmed for PBS from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She was twice named one of The Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine. Natalie Douglas - Called “a true force of nature,” and “in a league of her own” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK), in two five-star reviews, eight-time MAC Award Winner Natalie is a Nightlife, two time Backstage Bistro, 2014 Margaret Whiting Award & 2016 Donald F. Smith Award Winner - the latter two presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Natalie is also a Master Teacher. Nicolas King has been performing since age 4. He was seen first on Broadway in "Beauty & The Beast", then in "A Thousand Clowns" opposite Tom Selleck, and ‘Hollywood Arms’ directed by Hal Prince, all before age 12. Other credits include 8 consecutive annual performances on The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, ‘The View’, ‘Today’ show, ‘Liza & David’, ‘Sally Jesse Raphael’ and twice on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno. Matt Baker is a fresh new face on the jazz landscape. His clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment. An engaging stage presence, a smooth-as-silk
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03 October 2019
Martin Roscoe – piano concert

Martin Roscoe – piano concert

6:30 pm
Saint George's Anglican Church
(67 Courts Road)
USD 75 - Family Package
(2 Adults, 2 Students)

USD 35 - Adults
USD 10 - Students
Martin Roscoe - piano concert With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike. With a repertoire of over 100 concertos performed or recorded Martin works regularly with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, having especially close links with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has given over ninety performances. Martin has also performed with orchestras and festivals across Europe, Canada, Australia and the Far East, and shared the concert platform with eminent conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Christoph von Dohnányi. More info about Martin Roscoe at www.martinroscoe.co.uk Music Pieces: Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13 "Pathetique" Schumann Scenes from Childhood Op.13 Dohnanyi Rhapsody in C Op.11/3 Debussy 3 Preludes Book 1 Nos.10-12 Chopin Barcarolle Op.60 Chopin Nocturne in D flat Op.27/2 Chopin Polonaise in A flat Op.53 "Heroic" Event sponsored by Vistra, Sterling Trust and International Management Services.
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11 May 2019
Adam Heron – piano recital

Adam Heron – piano recital

5:00 pm
St. George's Anglican Church
(67 Courts Road)
USD 65 - Family Package
(2 Adults, 2 Students)

USD 30 - Adults
USD 10 - Students
Since having won The Irish Heritage Music Award, following a lauded performance at London’s Wigmore Hall, Adam Heron has established himself as one of today’s leading young pianists. He appeared on BBC Four Television as a Keyboard Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018, which was recorded in The Bradshaw Hall, at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Subsequently he was invited to return to the BBC for a live performance on Radio 3 In Tune, in addition to receiving a recording contract from the Spanish record label, KNS Classical. More info about Adam Heron at http://www.imxprs.com/free/adamheron/adamheronpiano Music Pieces: Bach - French Suite No. 3 in B-minor BWV 814 Schubert - Sonata No. 16 in A-minor D. 845 Albéniz - Iberia, Cuaderno 1 (Evocación, El Puerto) Debussy - Nocturne Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia" Op. 27 No. 2 Tickets USD 65 - Family Package (2 Adults, 2 Students) USD 30 - Adults, USD 10 - Students
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09 February 2019
New York Cabaret Night

New York Cabaret Night

6:30 pm
Marriott Hotel Ballroom
US$ 50 - Adults
US$ 15 - Students (up to 18 years old)
After their great success during the 2018 Cayman Arts Festival, and in response to numerous requests for their return, KT Sullivan and her friends from New York, Natalie Douglas, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder and Danny Bacher, will be here for another evening of great music. KT Sullivan - KT was named artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2012. She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel. One of the shows she created, “Rhyme, Women, and Song” was presented on PBS’ WNET 13 and her award winning Sondheim show with Jeff Harnar was filmed for PBS from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She was twice named one of The Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine. Natalie Douglas - Called “a true force of nature,” and “in a league of her own” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK), in two five-star reviews, eight-time MAC Award Winner Natalie is a Nightlife, two time Backstage Bistro, 2014 Margaret Whiting Award & 2016 Donald F. Smith Award Winner - the latter two presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Natalie is also a Master Teacher. Jon Weber - A jazz pianist who has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition – scoring extensively for television since 1987. Singer/Actress Marissa Mulder has performed her shows at the Carlyle, 54 Below, Birdland, The Triad and Joe’s Pub. She is the recipient of two MAC awards, for Major Artist and Recording Of The Year for her show “Tom...in his words, the songs of Tom Waits”, which the New York Times called “far and away the season’s best cabaret show, everything the genre can be but almost never is.” She is
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08 February 2019
Fringe Event

Fringe Event

5:30 pm
Cayman Islands Baptist Church (Pedro Castle Rd.)
Free Entry (No tickets required)
Cayman Arts Festival will showcase the students from the CAF After School Programme in various venues across the Grand Cayman. These events will be held during the entire month of February. For this event, Cayman Arts Festival and Jubilate will showcase students from their After School Programmes partnering for the first time in what will become a very strong artistic collaboration. Jubilate is a social outreach Non-Profit After School Programme inspired by El-Sistema. Its mission is to empower Caymanian Children from Government primary schools with confidence and skill through education in music, building an orchestra, instilling good citizenship based on Christian ideals and encouraging excellence in academics. Jubilate’s vision is to inspire these children to excel in all that they do so that they will become productive, contributing members of the Cayman Islands community. Forty three students ages 7 to 11 from almost all Government primary schools are enrolled in this daily programme. Jubilate is in its 3rd year and offers music lessons, academic assistance, and life skills. Opportunities for public performances and involvement in community enriching activities are always welcome. Jubilate’s doors are always open for volunteers, guest speakers and guest musicians.
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07 February 2019
Nick Cartledge – Flute recital

Nick Cartledge – Flute recital

6:00 pm
Camana Bay Cinema
US$ 40 - Adults
US$ 15 - Students (up to 18 years old)
Nick Cartledge is regarded as one of the most versatile flute players of his generation, having won outstanding reviews for his solo performances in classical, jazz, pop and commercial music. He studied the flute at the Royal College of Music in London with Susan Milan, winning a dozen awards in his time there. In 1996, he graduated with first class honours, having made his Wigmore Hall debut. The same year he became the first ever flautist to win the Royal Over-Seas League music competition. He was also awarded the Tagore Gold Medal (the Royal College’s highest honour). Nick plays a 14 carat rose gold flute handmade by Brannen brothers, Boston, USA. Programme Louis Ganne – Andante et Scherzo Dave Heath – Out of the Cool Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste Claude Debussy – Syrinx (unaccompanied) Joseph Schwantner – Black Anemones Joseph Schwantner – Soaring Pierre Sancan – Sonatine Franz Doppler – Andante and Rondo for two flutes and piano (with Liz Malkin, flute) INTERVAL Henri Dutilleux – Sonatine Mike Mower – Two Sonnets for alto flute and piano Nick Cartledge – “Alaska” and “Falling Water” from American Sketches Robert Muczynski – Sonata, op.14
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05 February 2019
Sips & Sounds with The Island Brass Quintet

Sips & Sounds with The Island Brass Quintet

6:00 pm
Westin Hotel Ballroom
US$ 35 - Adults (with a glass of wine).
US$ 15 - Students (up to 18 years old)
Our new musical offering “Sips & Sounds” pairs the social qualities of the cocktail party with the fabulous musical concerts that CAF is known for. The Island Brass Quintet brings together over a century of combined experience from the wonderful world of Brass ensemble music. For the opening night, The Island Brass Quintet will take you on an entertaining journey through the history of brass music with some musical treats from the ages. Their programme will include, amongst others, a selection from the Baroque and Renaissance era as well as more modern offerings including Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gershwin, The Fosse Brothers and more. Charity Epp – Tuba // Vito Biliti – Trombone // Reid McNeal – French Horn // Francis Donoghue – Trumpet // Keith Millar – Trumpet
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20 December 2018
Music at the Library

Music at the Library

6:00 pm
George Town Public Library
CI$ 20 - Adults, CI$ 5 - Students. There will be only 75 tickets per event.
Cayman Arts Festival and the Cayman Islands Public Library Service proudly present monthly one-hour concerts at the GT Public Library (historical building), which includes classical music, in addition to poetry and readings from local poets and writers. The event will showcase the following performers: Cayman Arts Festival String Ensemble, Cayman Arts Festival Jazz Quartet and Combined Cayman Youth & John Gray High School Choirs. Their programmes will contain a blend of Christmas carols, both secular and sacred. Tickets will be available at the door - KYD 20 for adults and KYD 5 for students (up to 18 years old). Please note that there will be only 75 tickets per event.
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03 November 2018
New York Quintet

New York Quintet

5:00 pm
Agape Family Worship Centre
US$ 65 - Family package
US$ 30 - Adults, US$ 10 - Students
The Quintet features Elizabeth Pitcairn (the 'Red Violinist') in a rare collaboration with top soloists of the New York City Ballet Orchestra (Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster) and CAF Artistic Director, Glen Inanga, on piano. This group of 5 internationally renowned musicians will perform masterpieces by Antonín Dvořák, Moritz Moszkowski and Dmitri Shostakovich.
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