Sunday, November 4, 2012

Genticorum, Quebec’s Famous Traditional Trio,
To Play Series of Concerts
at Metro Libraries

The Metropolitan Library System’s annual Our World concert series has brought to central Oklahoma the music of South America, Asia, and the Louisiana bayous, but this year’s performances are something special.  Prepare for the music of the Great White North.
Genticorum, a trio specializing in traditional music with a unique twist, will appear at 10 MLS locations between November 4-9. They are known for their intricate fiddle and flute work, beautiful vocal harmonies, and energetic foot percussions. "The trio is the premier interpreteter of quebecois tunes and folk songs," source, MLS flyer.
“But calling them a trio is a little misleading,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow.  “Genticorum may be just three musicians but, as one reviewer said of them, they ‘make a glorious noise, both instrumentally and vocally.”
The group is made up of Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garland, and Yann Falquet.  Together they sing as well as play fiddle and flute, energetic foot percussion, guitar and bass.  Just listening to them, you’d swear it was a larger ensemble.
“Genticorum is from Quebec,” Morrow said, “and they play traditional, or ‘trad,’ music, but their overall sound is a surprising blend of the ancient and the modern.   The word ‘genticorum’ has no real meaning.  It’s something Pascal Gemme remembers his grandfather used to say.”
Since they first got together in 2000, Genticorum has released four CDs and has presented live–concerts in 15 countries, including Australia, Egypt, England and Malaysia.  Check them out at
All Genticorum’s MLS appearances are free and open to the public.  They are co-sponsored by Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 
  • Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.: Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue
  • Monday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m.: Warr Acres Library, 5901 N.W. 63rd Street
  • Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.: Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno
  • Tuesday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.: Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard
  • Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.: Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m.: Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street
  • Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m.: Northwest Library, 5600 N.W. 122nd Street
  • Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.: Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa
  • Friday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m.: The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Friday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.: Del City Library, 4509 S.E 15th Street
For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

From the press release

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