We are excited to announce another FOUR events for the month of June. Presenting the SUMMER SOLSTICE SERIES!
These four virtual events are designed to celebrate the summer solstice, also known as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the rejuvenating start of a new season. Our Artistic Director performs two solo piano recitals and invites two very special guests to join him on an unforgettable musical journey – the distinguished musicologist, Dr. Alan Walker and renowned Canadian stage actor, R.H. Thomson.
We are excited to announce a new, drive-in experience for this summer.
Get ready for live music events larger than life….literally!
All our evening concerts will be projected LIVE onto a massive 40-ft wide, 3-storeys high outdoor screen positioned at New Life Church’s spacious parking lot – accommodating up to 200 cars in one evening!
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
We’ve shifted all concert start times to 8:30pm, since the projector works best after sundown.
Each drive-in ticket also comes with a complimentary virtual pass, giving you access to our digital archive following each event.
We’re extending the early-bird rates for all tickets to June 14!
Hear is what our Artistic Director, Daniel Vnukowski has to say:
“We’re very excited about the new drive-in concept for this summer. We greatly support the Unison Benevolent Fund’s cause to support those artists currently facing extreme hardships as a result of the pandemic and want this summer to be an unforgettable experience for anyone who attends. The screen size is literally larger than life at 3-storeys high and the sound quality is crystal-clear with high-fidelity stereo.”
We’ll be reaching out to everyone who already purchased a digital ticket with the opportunity to upgrade to a drive-in ticket.
Join our Artistic Director on Wednesday, April 21 for a free livestream to celebrate the strength and resilience of Collingwood’s arts scene.
Daniel Vnukowski performs the music of Tchaikovsky and invites four special guests – Claudia Ferraro, Geoffrey James, Tjalling Halbertsma and Anke Lex, to join him on a fun-filled evening of music-making, poetry, painting, sculpting and photography – including a rare look at the artists’ studios from behind the scenes!
The Collingwood Summer Music Festival has been awarded a grant by the Canada Heritage Fund, whose objective is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.
We proudly acknowledge that our 2021 summer festival activities have been funded in part by the Government of Canada.
SUMMER SOLSTICE SERIES – Part 1 Wednesday June 16 – 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern
Join our Artistic Director, Daniel Vnukowski, on Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm for a fundraiser to support the Actors’ Fund of Canada, featuring one of Canada’s foremost stage actors – R.H. Thomson. His impressive career spans over 50 years, to which he has received numerous awards and nominations, including Gemini & Genie awards, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and most recently the Canadian Screen Award, for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.
In this 1-hour virtual event, we’ll be celebrating the poetry of Robert Burns with Daniel Vnukowski on the piano. Musical excerpts by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Malcolm Arnold and Led Zeppelin. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you CollingwoodToday.ca for featuring our festival's latest developments in your article - including this evening's Virtual Fundraiser for the Actors’ Fund of Canada - FREE Concert featuring R.H. Thomson as our special guest! ... See MoreSee Less