A couple of months ago accordion whiz Geoff Berner was through town to play a show at the Artful Dodger.
Berner’s not the guest artist for the first RSO Pops concert of the 2015-16 season, but the group that is does feature an accordion player.
Based in Toronto, Quartetto Gelato has been around since 1989. The line-up currently consists of Peter De Sotto (violin), Alexander Sevastian (accordion), Colin Maier (oboe) and Elizabeth McLellan (cello). Their repertoire includes classical and operatic standards, but they also incorporate some tango, gypsy and folk influences.
The RSO Pops concert goes Saturday, Oct. 10 at Conexus Arts Centre at 8 p.m. You can get ticket info by visiting the RSO website. And here’s video from 2012 of Quartetto Gelato performing Romanian Caravan