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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Evergreen- Nature inspired interactive guitar concert


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St Catharines Public Library Central Branch

54 Church St.

Regional Municipality of Niagara, ON



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Evergreen is a nature-themed interactive guitar concert, which will take you on a trip through five centuries and six continents.

You will listen to an international award-winning classical guitarist performing the music created between the 16th century and the last year lockdown by composers from Kenya, Serbia, Australia, Estonia, Canada, Brazil, England and China. At the beginning of the concert you will be provided the descriptions of the compositions, including their stylistic and cultural references. However, the program won't be performed in order, so you will be solving a quiz through matching the titles to the music you hear. Following the concert, a short Q&A will reveal the correct order and the artist will demonstrate how musical patterns change depending on ethnic and historical context.

While contrasting by their style and character, all the compositions are inspired by our planet, confirming the universal and eternal relationship of humans and the natural environment.


Jelica Mijanovic

Jelica Mijanović is an award winning, versatile musician with a rich performing and teaching career. She has been invited to more than 30 international festivals in a dozen countries as a soloist, lecturer, or juror.

Jelica is originally from Montenegro, but she obtained two Master of Arts degrees (in Music Pedagogy and in Music Performance) in Switzerland, where she was teaching at several conservatories and a university before settling in Ontario in 2020. Since 2021, she is a guitar instructor at Mohawk College.

Jelica has won 11 first prizes at international guitar competitions, she was awarded more than 20 artistic scholarships during her studies, and she edited and published two books. Jelica is fluent in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Serbian language, and seeks to share her fascination and knowledge about different cultures through her repertoire, her teaching, and her publications.

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