'Strings Attached'Michael Gabriel is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter with an orchestral concert series. With his original story-telling and emotionally fluid material, intricate choir arrangements, and a gifted orchestral ensemble, the ‘Strings Attached’ live experience has become: “...a breathtaking coming together of sound." Marielle Julian, Velvet Rope Magazine.
What makes this production unique is the multilayered community building approach. Firstly, ‘Strings Attached’ is designed to integrate local choirs and local guest musicians with its core ensemble members. This creates a unique and professional concert experience with every show, while still maintaining the orchestral flow and format.
Secondly, partnering with libraries and other communal hubs for preview events is an integral part of the series. In the weeks leading up to a production, Michael performs free intimate concerts and workshops in the surrounding communities and in the city where the main event takes place. During these events, tickets are both given away and sold for the upcoming production. This allows the public to see an intimate concert within their community and attend for free with the chance of winning tickets to the next ‘Strings Attached’ show.
Lastly, ‘Strings Attached’ strives to leave a lasting musical impression and provide a tangible contribution for local charities. Partial concert proceeds are donated to a charity that has roots in the community.
Michael first began singing classical compositions - everything from Italian folk songs to arias and he even started to open the door to opera. It all changed when he started playing guitar. He was enamoured with the craft of songwriting. He performed in original pop rock bands in Canada and the US. Eventually, he returned to his nylon string guitar. This chapter extended for a decade and included the divine singer-songwriter lifestyle of being on the road, in a camper, in the studio and on the stage.
‘Strings Attached’ showcases Michael’s strongest material with orchestral pop flavours to create an event that has been in the making for his entire career.