BONUS: GOLD Pass holders also receive transportation and preferred seating under a tent during the inaugural event!
Saturday, July 8: Inaugural Concert. Rhapsody on the Bay
7pm Inaugural Concert featuring the National Academy Orchestra of Canada (full 65-piece orchestra) led by Maestro Alain Trudel with special guest Jeremy Dutcher who performs songs inspired by his Wolastoq First Nation roots.
Note: GOLD pass holders and get preferred seating under a tent
Sunday, July 9: Stories of the Underground Railroad
7pm Stories of the Underground Railroad with the Juno-award winning Toronto Mass Choir. Cutting-edge gospel music with Caribbean music influences set to the magical shores of Collingwood.
Monday, July 10: Devah Quartet: Electric string quartet with drums
7pm Discover the ‘evolution of the string quartet,’ beginning with pieces of a Haydn quartet on acoustic instruments, jumping to jazz, going through 70s rock on electric instruments and all through the pop sounds of the present day. Bring along your children and grandchildren (free under the age of 16) to enjoy clever arrangements of your favourite artists and bands, including Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, U2, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and more.
Tuesday, July 11: A Classical & Jazz Jam with Daniel Vnukowski and Peter Stoll
7pm Daniel Vnukowski joins virtuoso Peter Stoll, one of Canada’s most innovative and versatile clarinetists, for a thrilling program of classical and jazz masterworks dating from the early 18th century, with tantalizing musical deserts by Giuseppe Tartini and Wolfgang A. Mozart to the late 20th century, with many audience favourites by George Gershwin and Benny Goodman.
Wednesday, July 12: Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music
7pm Fusing spoken word and Hiphop’s cultural expressions with Colombian Afro-Indigenous música de gaita, two-time JUNO-nominated multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music deliver an urgent call for justice, environmental healing and respect for ancestors and land treaties through an interactive multi-arts performance.
Thursday, July 13: RITUÆLS with collectif9
7pm Known for their innovative programming and unique arrangements of classical repertoire, the Montreal-based string ensemble performs with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention.
Friday July 14: For The End of Time with the Gryphon Trio
7pm Forgotten Music of the Holocaust with the Gryphon Trio and special guest James Campbell (clarinet). The Three-Time Juno Award Winning Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. Together with James Campbell on the clarinet, they bring Olivier Messiaen’s seminal, mysterious work “Quartet for the End of Time” to Collingwood, which premièred at the Nazi prison camp Stalag VIIIA in 1941 and explore Messiaen’s relationship with the divine.
Saturday, July 15: Mad about the Boys!
7pm Adi Braun pays tribute to the genius of three iconic songwriters, Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Kurt Weill. Join Adi and her trio – Don Breithaupt (piano), Pat Collins (bass), and Daniel Barnes (drums) – in an evening of hits such as “Poor Little Rich Girl”, “Night and Day”, and “Mack the Knife”, as she salutes the witty lyrics and unforgettable melodies of three giants of song. You’ll have a gay old time!