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19 May 2018
Music Bazaar

Music Bazaar

6:30 pm
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
On Saturday, May 19th, Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) proudly present "Music Bazaar"! Music Bazaar is a fundraising event that will help our not-for-profit entity to continue to support our various initiatives and programmes. CAF is excited to be able to present this ground-breaking concert which will be the first of its kind, and where CAF will be able to showcase all students who are currently enrolled in its afterschool programmes. After four years of intensive work, our teachers, and over 100 students are ready to perform to a high standard. The audience will be entertained by the CAF Jazz Quartet, Greenlight Double String Quartet, RBC DS String Group, the Cayman Youth Choir, Butterfield Musician of the Year finalist - Jayden Hanna (soloist), 2017 Luzerne Music scholarship recipient and Butterfield Musician of the Year finalist - Dequan Smith (cellist), and two of the most outstanding young pianists on island - Mark Plowright and Cameron Gilson. For the second half of the evening, longstanding friends of CAF will come out to support us and to continue the entertainment for the evening - renowned pianists Glen Inanga and Allie Cortens, Louise Spencer - soprano, Arek Nicholson - tenor and Lauren Knuckey - clarinetist.
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10 February 2018
New York Cabaret Night

New York Cabaret Night

7:00 pm
Marriott Hotel Ballroom
Event sponsored by Butterfield and Island Heritage
quot;Isn't it Romantic?" "Love Songs from The Great American Songbook and Beyond" KT Sullivan - KT Sullivan is certainly one of the most sensual performers in cabaret; she literally is a treat for all the senses. Her shimmering soprano (itself a rarity in a genre largely populated by altos and tenors) is a delight for the ears. Her wardrobe and personality are equally iridescent, and when combined with her playful sense of innocent sexiness, provide a treat for the rest of one's senses.  Natalie Douglas - Called, “a true force of nature,” and "in a league of her own," by Clive Davis of The Times (UK) in his TWO five-star reviews of two different London appearances, Natalie Douglas is a Nightlife, two-time Backstage Bistro & eight-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner and recipient of the Donald F. Smith & Margaret Whiting Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation.  Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after young performers in the New York cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, "speak easy." (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) and “Body & Soul” earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist.  Eric Yves Garcia has emerged as one of the most coveted pianist/singers on the New York City scene, as well as London and Paris. Within NYC, Eric has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Symphony Space, Birdland and 54 Below. His solo show 'One Night Standards', and follow-up 'Pour Spirits', received raves in The New York Times
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08 February 2018
Song Recital by the Duo the Myriad Song

Song Recital by the Duo the Myriad Song

7:00 pm
Westin Hotel Governor Ballroom
Doors open at 6pm
Far Reaches of the mind. Worlds just beyond reality. An song recital that looks at worlds which reflect our more tangible reality – worlds of exoticism, nostalgia, nature and spirituality. Geraldine McGreevy - Soprano Geraldine studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she has since been made an Associate, and at the National Opera Studio. She has also lived and studied in France, Italy and Germany. An experienced recitalist, she has recorded Wolf, Fauré, Schumann, Schubert and many English Songs for Hyperion and Chandos, and has regularly broadcast recitals for the BBC as well as other European broadcasting institutions. As an opera singer Geraldine has appeared in major European Opera Houses and Festivals including The Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, Aix-en-Provence, the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms. Christopher Gould - Pianist Christopher read music at Clare College, Cambridge before taking up a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study accompaniment with John Streets and Malcolm Martineau, supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust. On leaving the Academy of he was awarded the Her Royal Princess Alice’s Prize for outstanding contribution to the college and in 2001 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He was the first young pianist to receive an award from The Geoffrey Parsons Trust in 1996; this was followed by the Gerald Moore Award (1998) and the first prize for accompaniment in the Wigmore International Song Competition (2001).  For recital programme, please click here
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07 February 2018
FRINGE EVENT: CAF and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

FRINGE EVENT: CAF and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

6:00 pm
The National Gallery, Esterley Tibbetts Highway
Free Event
Visit the National Gallery's latest exhibition " Through Ivan's Eye" whilst being entertained by the Singrays. The evening will commence with a short recital by Christopher Gould and Geraldine McGreevy. VENUE - The National Gallery, Esterley Tibbetts Highway, 6PM No ticket purchase necessary for this event.
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06 February 2018
FRINGE EVENT: Rising Stars

FRINGE EVENT: Rising Stars

6:00 pm
Public Library, George Town
Free Event
Rising stars will feature selected finalists from Butterfield Young Musician of the Year. VENUE - Public Library, George Town, 6PM No ticket purchase necessary for this event.
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05 February 2018
Fringe Event: CAF and the Visual Arts Society

Fringe Event: CAF and the Visual Arts Society

5:30 pm
Pedro Castle, Savannah
Free Event
Celebration of Music, Arts and Poetry by the Sea"- This event presents an evening of visual art, music and poetry with the participation of Ericka Assai and local poets, Sophie McKenzie and Peter Westin. VENUE – Pedro Castle, Savannah, 5.30PM No ticket purchase necessary for this event.
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03 February 2018
Andrei Ioniţă – Cello Recital

Andrei Ioniţă – Cello Recital

6:00 pm
Camana Bay, Cinema
Event sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities
Described by The Times as “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”, Andrei Ioniţă won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, and prizes at the ARD, Emanuel Feuermann and Aram Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist for the period 2016-2018. Andrei has already performed concertos with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; working with conductors such as Valeriy Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev and Nicholas Collon. The 2017-18 season sees Andrei debut with the The Hallé and San Diego Symphony (both with Cristian Macelaru), BBC Philharmonic (with Yan Pascal Tortelier), Rochester Philharmonic and Hamburger Symphoniker. He will also return to the MDR Sinfonieorchester and tour Europe with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic. Concert programme: Cassado - Suite for Solo Cello Bach - Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor Bach - Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major
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01 February 2018
Classical Mayhem

Classical Mayhem

7:00 pm
Marriott Hotel Ballroom
Doors open at 6pm
Everything you always wanted to know about opera but were afraid to ask. Comedy and Classical Music   Melanie Gutteridge - Mezzo Soprano and Actress Ruth Kerr - Soprano Daniel Meades - Tenor Directed by Roland Taylor and Tim Armstrong - Taylor
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09 December 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

5:00 pm
Agape Family Worship Centre, George Town, Cayman Islands
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to fame in May 2016 when he won BBC Young Musician with a riveting performance of Shostakovich’s first cello concerto. Still a pupil at Nottingham’s Trinity Catholic School, he studies at the Royal Academy of Music and is a member of the Chineke! Orchestra. His pianist sister, Isata Kanneh-Mason, joins him for this special recital, in which he combines the cellist-composer Cassadó’s colourful solo suite with Beethoven’s darkly tempestuous second sonata, ending with Shostakovich’s epic masterpiece from 1934. Concert programme: Cassado - Suite for Solo Cello Beethoven - Cello sonata in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2 Shostakovich - Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, op. 40
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14 October 2017
Matei Varga in Concert

Matei Varga in Concert

6:00 pm
The Westin Grand Cayman Resort & Spa
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Matei Varga is “the greatest young Romanian pianist” before the public today (Enescu Festival News, 2013), and the true heir of an incomparable pianistic tradition that includes Dinu Lipatti, Clara Haskil, Mindru Katz, and Radu Lupu. Visit his website: www.mateivarga.com Concert programme: Lipatti - Nocturne in F sharp minor (dedicated to Clara Haskil) Scarlatti - Sonata in E, K.380, Sonata in E, K.135 Mozart - Rondo in D major, K. 485 Schubert - Impromptus Lipatti - Romantic Sonata Enescu - Suite No.2 for Piano, Op.10 Liszt - Sonetto 47, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca Lipatti - Sonatina for the Left Hand Lipatti - Nocturne on a Moldavian theme Chopin - Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 "Heroique" Venue The Westin Hotel Ballroom Tickets cost: US $50 Adults, US $15 Students
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25 May 2017
Music on the Menu

Music on the Menu

6:30 pm
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
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The new concert of the “Music on the Menu” series is upon us, and the event presented by the Cayman Arts Festival will be on May 25th, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom. Featuring pianist Glen Inanga, the concert is sure to appeal to all music lovers. Guests will be welcomed with canapés and drinks (open bar from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm). Concert begins at 7:30 pm. All proceeds will go towards the Cayman Arts Festival Scholarship Programme. Claude Debussy - Pour le piano (For the piano) Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition Frédéric Chopin - Fantasy in F minor Op.49 Tickets cost USD 75
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11 February 2017
Juilliard Jazz Ensemble performing with Helen Sung

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble performing with Helen Sung

7:00 pm
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Doors open at 6pm. Cash bar available.
Featuring the next generation of contemporary performers, music lovers will enjoy the unique jazz vibes from these talented artists. Tickets Cost: USD 40 (adults), USD 10 (students)
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10 February 2017
Fringe Event: Students from CAF After School Programme

Fringe Event: Students from CAF After School Programme

6:00 pm
Camana Bay
Free Event
CAF and Visual Arts Society - This event presents an evening of visual art and music, with the participation of Cayman Youth Choir and students from CAF’s After School Programme. Camana Bay, (Gardenia Court) No ticket purchase necessary for this events.
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10 February 2017
Fringe Event: David Brown and Isabella Rooney

Fringe Event: David Brown and Isabella Rooney

6:00 pm
The National Gallery
Free Event
CAF and the National Gallery - The audience will be entertained by two young musicians - Isabella Rooney and David Brown. National Gallery, Esterley Tibbetts Highway No ticket purchase necessary for these two events.
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09 February 2017
Dama Trio

Dama Trio

7:30 pm
Cayman Islands Baptist Church
Tickets are available
A promising young ensemble hailing from Italy, “Dama Trio” will delight with works from Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Performers: Maristella Patuzzi – Violin   Davide Pettigiani – Cello   Davide Muccioli – Piano Music Pieces: Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No 2 in C major, Op 87   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 Tickets Cost: USD 40 (adults), USD 10 (students)
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