With Colin Maier on oboe, fiddle, musical saw, guitar and vocals and Charles Cozens on accordion and piano, they make up the entertaining duo called Power Play. The repertoire is based in jazz from latin jazz, ragtime and bebop but also includes celtic, folk and tango.
Since 2009, Colin has played oboe and many other instruments while touring the world with Quartetto Gelato. He was a featured violinist/stunt performer at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics opening ceremonies, and worked as an acrobat for Cirque du Soleil. He has played with many orchestras across Canada including Calgary Philharmonic, The National Ballet Orchestra and Hamilton Philharmonic. He has performed in orchestra pits for mega musicals across Canada. As well as being a guest lecturer/recitalist at universities across North America, Charles is currently the accordion player with Quartetto Gelato since 2018. He started his career as an accordionist, twice winning the Open Canadian Accordion Championship in the late 1960’s, and winning the Coupe Mondiale 1969 in New York City, where he placed among the top ten concert accordionists in the world. He’s gone on to work as an arranger, composer or conductor with people like Randy Bachman, Henry Mancini, Eartha Kitt, The three Tenors, and too many more to list. He’s won countless awards, scored huge theatre productions, Broadway and TV shows, and conducted many orchestras internationally. Over the years, he has produced over 250 albums. He also is the artistic director/conductor for The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.
Colin and Charles have a lot of fun together with “Power Play”, having played full recitals, university programs/masterclasses/seminars, fundraisers and children/seniors outreach.
DATE: July 21, 2019
LOCATION: Gustav Chophouse and Bar, 10 Vacation Inn Dr, Collingwood, ON
ENTRY: Tickets are $150 per person ($75 tax-deductible receipt) Note: This event is not covered by a GOLD or SILVER pass.
RSVP: Phone (705) 300-2405 or Email [email protected]