Electrifying Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio to perform at UNLV




Photos by Maxime Tremblay


The UNLV Performing Arts Center is thrilled to welcome back (by popular demand) the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) with the California Guitar Trio (CGT) at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.


Perennial favorite MG3 with the CGT will form a doubly electrifying ensemble of six exceptional guitarists. Audiences will enjoy original compositions and new arrangements fusing progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music in a joyful musical phenomenon.


Described by the CBC/Radio-Canada as the hottest guitar ensemble, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For more than 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and impressive stage presence have been winning over audiences around the world.


The trio, composed of guitarists Sebastien Dufour, Glenn Levesque, and Marc Morin, have given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, including the legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the BB King Blues Club in New York City.

Since 1991, CGT has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. Comprised of Paul Richards, Bert Lams, and Tom Griesgraber, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. CGT’s 17 albums, streamed over 80 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group’s mercurial muse.


The trio’s most recent release, “Elegy,” showcases its acoustic side, with beautiful, lush originals and innovative cover arrangements of Beatles, Radiohead, Beach, classical works, and more. CGT has made a global impact, having served as the soundtrack for Olympics coverage, programs on CNN, CBS, ESPN, and NBC, and NASA has used their music to wake the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.


The UNLV PAC is proud to invite students throughout the county and the general public to a pre-show “Rap with the Artists” from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the concert hall. Among other topics, the groups will discuss their artistic responses to the pandemic. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.


This concert is sponsored by Dr. Mitchell and Pearl Forman.


The UNLV Performing Arts Center is the original home for the arts in Southern Nevada; it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 46th season in 2022-2023. It hosts a variety of performances and events and is home to self-produced events plus productions of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, and the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, among many other community arts presenters. The UNLV PAC also hosts various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts. Visit pac.unlv.edu.


Single tickets are priced from $45 (discounts available) and may be purchased by telephone at 702-895-ARTS (2787), online at pac.unlv.edu or at the PAC box office from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. When purchasing tickets, consider donating to the Performing Arts Center to provide local students the opportunity to work with all the outstanding artists.