2023 Spring Fundraiser at the Breakers House
April 25 @ 7:00 pm$250.00
6:30pm GATES OPEN
7:00pm CONCERT BEGINS
An evening of sparkling virtuosity with our special guests from Vienna, Austria. Paganini was known as the “devil of the violin” and you’ll hear musical wizardry like never before under the hands of this internationally-acclaimed ensemble. Our Artistic Director, Daniel Vnukowski, joins in on the fun with a performance on the Collingwood Music Festival’s new piano.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening starring world-class musicians arriving from Vienna, Austria direct for their upcoming Canadian tour, while enjoying handcrafted, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and wine, set to a magical sunset with 180 degree views of the bay.
Tickets are $250/person and include a $125 tax receipt.
All funds are going toward supporting the 2023 Collingwood Music Festival, including its series of summer concerts and the expansion of its youth programs.
The “Paganini Ensemble Vienna” has set its goal high in presenting the rarely played chamber music programs which offers unique insight into Paganini’s extensive oeuvre for the violin, guitar, viola, and violoncello.
These works offer not only technical virtuosity and moments of tremendous passion, but also passages expressing great tenderness, suffering, and joy. Indeed, these emotional elements are essential to understanding the music of Nicolo Paganini, who once said “We must strongly feel to make others feel.”
….a stroke of genius!
This assertive, fearlessly virtuosic Chopin style was filled with thoughtful exploration and a kind of questioning illumination.
New York Classical Review
– W. A. Mozart Piano – Quartet KV 478
– N. Paganini – Nel cor piu non mi sento variations for Violin Solo
– R. Bischof Quartet – (dedicated to Paganini Ensemble Wien)
– B. Mersonn – Variationen in Es Dur über das Thema “Brüder, reicht die Hand zum Bunde“ nach Mozart, Piano Trio
– N. Paganini – Quartet Op.4/1
PAGANINI ENSEMBLE VIENNA
MARIO HOSSEN – Violin
MARTA POTULSKA – Viola
WOLFGANG PANHOFER – Violoncello
ALEXANDER SWETE – Guitar
Daniel VNUKOWSKI – Piano
The Breakers House
57 St. Lawrence St., Collingwood, ON
Amazing Sunsets, and Breathtaking Views!
This extraordinary beachfront home in Collingwood celebrates the charm of classic design with unique handcrafted finishing touches.
Guests are invited to walk around the house and enjoy the vast collection of modern, eclectic art and décor, while docents can be found in each room to answer any questions. Prepare for an unforgettable sensory experience with handcrafted food items, thought-provoking paintings, French doors leading to a romantic courtyard and a delightful music performance that will arouse your spirit next to the colossal wood-burning Rumford fireplace in the principal living room.