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Garry Kvistad joined the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS in the Fall of 2002 when John Wyre, one of the group's original members, retired. He has been performing and recording with NEXUS co-founders Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger since joining Steve Reich & Musicians in 1980. Garry is one of 18 musicians to win a Grammy award for the 1998 recording of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians.

Upcoming Performances

The 2016 Phoenicia Festival of the Voice present OtelloThe Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice presents: Otello
Saturday, August 6 at 8pm

Festival Main Stage - Parish Field (Phoenicia Park, Phoenicia NY)
Garry Kvistad - performing as a member of the Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice Orchestra.

Verdi’s Otello is one of the supreme works in all of music and theater. It was the composer’s penultimate opera, premiering in 1887, and it was the joint work of librettist Arrigo Boito, who condensed the 3500-plus lines of Shakespeare’s Othello down to fewer than 800 and inspired Verdi to heights of drama and passion that surpassed even his own earlier greatness. Its lead solo roles—and that of the chorus—are as taxing as they are exhilarating, both physically and emotionally. Here orchestra and human voice blend together brilliantly to express the work’s great themes—love as devotion, love as power, jealousy, vengeance, reality versus appearance—and to tell the timeless story of “one that loved not wisely but too well.”

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NEXUS concert imageNEXUS Concert at The Music Gallery
Saturday, December 3rd - 8pm

The Music Gallery - Toronto's Centre for Creative Music (197 John Street, Toronto ON, Canada)

NEXUS will be playing Russell Hartenberger’s arrangement of the music of Louis Hardin – “Moondog Suite”. This entire concert will feature Mr. Hardin’s music. Check back for more information on this concert when it becomes available.

The Music Gallery is a center for promoting and presenting innovation and experimentation in all forms of music, and for encouraging cross-pollination between genres, disciplines and audience.

The Music Gallery is Toronto’s Centre for Creative Music, founded in 1976 by Peter Anson and Al Mattes of the free-improvising group, CCMC. Since its inception, the Music Gallery has been a publicly assisted center for the creation, development and performance of art music from all genres. Since 2001, the Music Gallery has found a home at St. George the Martyr Church, located at 197 John Street, at the southern end of Grange Park.

Garry Kvistad Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes

Meet the Chimemaker: Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes
Garry Kvistad earned a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.

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