Acclaimed with numerous awards, Oktopus is a major presence on the Canadian world music scene, with over 250 performances to its credit at home and abroad. The group is primarily devoted to klezmer, distinguished by a novel approach that incorporates various components of the classical and Quebecois repertoire, with some jazz and Balkan accents. The eight virtuoso musicians offer festive, high-energy performances, at once melancholic and profound, sprinkled with humour and spiced with narrative, in which original compositions and finely-crafted arrangements combine with improvisation. Its members' complicity, shared passion, and hard work are what makes each of their performances so memorable - whether on stage, in the street, on a ship, in a hot air balloon, or in your living room.
Oktopus is simply....spectentacular!
Lester Centre of the Arts
Showtime 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.