Coming to ROOTS&BLUES ’16 with a completely different musical sensibility is the award-winning classical ensemble Quartetto Gelato. The groups repertoire consists of a mix of masterworks and operatic arias with tangos, gypsy, and folk songs from around the world.

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As one Toronto reviewer stated – “Quartetto Gelato proves that they are indeed the “Cirque du Soleil” of classical music – always fresh, full of surprises, constantly re-inventing.” And what other classical quartet can boast an oboe player who is also a master claw hammer banjo player?