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Wednesday March 29, 2023
8:00 pm   |  Doors Open @ 7:00 pm

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Sounding Board Music Series: Kevin Love & Andy Cloutier

Thanks to the support of Canadian Heritage, the Aeolian is able to provide a unique opportunity for a series of free concerts.  With people still finding their feet since isolation during the Pandemic, many have not resumed normal routines including attending events.  The current economic conditions also prevent many from attending events due to high costs.  This series provides an opportunity to change these challenges and welcome the public in to a warm and inviting array of concerts;  from classical and folk to Indigenous and songwriter, this series will feature music that can offer inspiration for most.

Come join us during the dark winter days, into the warm, welcoming arms of Aeolian Hall!

Special Guest

Kevin Love

Located in London, Ontario, Mr. Love has performed as a classical guitarist from Los Angeles to Quebec City. He received his musical training at Los Angeles Valley College (Robert Mayeur) and the University of Southern California (James Smith, William Kanengiser). He has also played in master classes with David Leisner, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell and Benjamin Verdery. Awards include the Ensemble Award from U.S.C., the Music Faculty Scholarship from L.A.V.C. and first place in the L.A.V.C. Classical Guitar Association competition.

Local concert performances include Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Aeolian Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Museum London, St. Mary’s Presbyterian Church, Colborne Street United Church and Wesley-Knox United Church and Interiors. He is also active as a chamber musician, performing regularly with the Artamus Guitar Trio, Trio di Gala (with Caroline Hauffe, flute and Allison Pilon, oboe) and Duo di Gala (with Caroline Hauffe, flute).

As an award winning, published composer, Mr. Love has composed for film and television and publishes his own works on his web site Encompassing a wide range of styles, his compositions are descriptive in nature with rich, colourful textures that evoke strong visual imagery.

Mr. Love has performed extended engagements at notable local establishments such as the Elmhurst Inn, Willie’s Café, Verandah Café, Garlic’s of London and Windermere’s Café. Mr. Love has also been a featured performer at many private parties and weddings.

His repertoire includes compositions from the Renaissance to the present, reflecting a wide range of stylistic interpretations in the classical genre. Arrangements can be made to supplement his performance with flute, voice, violin or additional guitarists to form special ensembles for any occasion.

In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. Love has maintained a thriving teaching practice for over 25 years, working one on one with students of all ages and coaching ensemble classes.

When not wrapped around a guitar, Mr. Love is often practicing aikido or walking by the river in search of abandoned tree forts.

Special Guest

Andy Cloutier

Based in London Ontario, Canadian guitarist Andrew Cloutier has been making music professionally since the early 2000s. He studied at Western University in London, with a focus on music theory, composition, and classical guitar performance.

He has received awards and recognitions from the Jack Richardson London music awards, the OMFA provincial music festival, and Western University. He has also participated in masterclasses with world renowned guitarists and composers, including Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Roland Dyens, the Assad Brothers, and David Russell.

As a performer, his musical interests include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, music from South America, and works by contemporary composers. In addition, he is an instructor at the London Academy of Music, and the music director at Strathroy United Church in Strathroy Ontario.

Andy performs on a 2009 guitar by Canadian Luthier Bruno Boutin.