Windrush Estate Winery Fundraiser

Windrush Estate Winery Fundraiser

Come out to a fundraising event for the Collingwood Music Festival!

Starring the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner, and the brilliant concert pianist Daniel Vnukowski. The duo performs Richard Strauss’ Enoch Arden, a melodrama for narrator and piano published in 1864 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, during his tenure as England’s poet laureate.

Enjoy amazing views of beautiful Hockley Valley and gourmet cuisine, while sipping on an award-winning VQA ruby red or honey white wine from Windrush Estate Winery.

Tickets are $250 per person and include food, drinks, concert and a $150 tax receipt.

Click here for tickets & info.

Save the Dates – July 9-15, 2022

Save the Dates – July 9-15, 2022

The Collingwood Music Festival brings exceptional performances to Collingwood each summer, featuring award-winning artists in the fields of classical, world, jazz and Indigenous genres.

Running from July 9-15, 2022, you’ll hear the brilliant, symphonic power of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, followed by a program of popular spirituals with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and a swingin’ a cappella choir – Countermeasure, which will have you singin’ along and dancing in the aisles. And that’s just the start!

This year, we are also hosting FREE events for youth in nearby Duntroon Highlands Golf Club, with an enchanted, musical pathway coupled with the serenity of nature – all outdoors with charming views of the bay.

For more info, visit https://collingwoodfestival.com or call (705) 416-1317.

July in January with 10 other Music Festivals

July in January with 10 other Music Festivals

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival is proud to join 10 other amazing summer music festivals in a power-packed month of FREE concerts.

Let us introduce you to “July in January” – an online video chamber music festival born out of the desire to connect to audiences outside of the summer festival season, and reach classical music fans in new communities, both in Ontario, and beyond.

July in January launches Friday, January 28th hosted at www.classicalmusicfestivals.ca, and features FREE performances from eleven different festivals. For a deeper dive you can listen to conversations between the Artistic Directors and Eric Friesen, whom audiences know as the voice of classical music in Canada from his many years as host and producer for CBC and NPR public radio. Viewers will be treated to live music from:

· Festival of the Sound
· Collingwood Summer Music Festival; Daniel Vnukowski, AD
· Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival
· SweetWater Music Festival
· Ottawa Chamberfest
· Thousand Islands Playhouse Studio “S” Series
· Music Niagara Festival
· Toronto Summer Music Festival
· Stratford Summer Music
· Westben
· Elora Festival

It’s free, open to anyone, anywhere, with one simple yet powerful idea: the power of great music is limitless.

No registration is required. Concerts will be available until February 28, 2022.
Viewers are encouraged to support the participating arts organizations by donating through links on the website.

Take a summer trip across Ontario without leaving the comfort of your home with Classical Music Festivals Canada!

2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

Join us for our first fundraising event of the season! Enjoy delectable, sumptuous finger foods, boutique wine and tranquil surroundings of the 14-acre MacLean property. Soulful music, culinary art and the soothing sounds of nature combined in one. Includes a live, outdoor piano recital with the music of Frederic Chopin on a recently-restored, vintage Steinway grand piano.

Visit https://collingwoodfestival.com/event/2021-summer-fundraiser/ for details.

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

Presenting….Rock & Rumble!

In light of the latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, we have transformed our family day – Sunday, July 11th into something even greater and grander, including a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by families and youth of all ages.

Visit the following link for all the details:
https://collingwoodfestival.com/event/rock-rumble/

The morning features free musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn.
The afternoon features Collingwood’s very own folk/rock ensemble Shipyard Kitchen Party and the iconic folk singer Jerry Gray, who will lead the drive-in audience in a sing-a-long version of “This Land Is Your Land.”
In the evening, we are screening the award-winning documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.”

[Edit July 1st: Due to a technical issue the afternoon event has been postponed to a later date TBD]

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

The County of Simcoe has approved partnership funding from the 2021 County of Simcoe Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 for expenses related to live-streaming and projection of 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival events. We have also received support from RTO7 for digital promotion on our social media channels.

Thank you for your wonderful support in our activities!

Early-Bird Rates Extended to July 1

Early-Bird Rates Extended to July 1

As we have just officially entered Step 1 of Ontario’s “Roadmap to Reopen” plan, we are happy to extend our early-bird rates all the way to Canada Day – July 1st, giving you more time to decide upon how you would like to join us this summer. Remember, you can join us both virtually from your living room or at the drive-in, via a 900 square-foot screen!

Reminder: All tickets must be purchased prior to each performance. We will not have any box office facilities available at the entry gate. Tickets can be easily purchased online at collingwoodfestival.com or by phone at (705) 300-2405.

JUNE – new series of events!

JUNE – new series of events!

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.

More Details: https://collingwoodfestival.com/summer-solstice/

2021 Season Preview

2021 Season Preview

On May 19th, we hosted a season preview featuring three of our summer festival artists. Here is a replay of this special event starring:

  • Jaden Benabdeslam, a talented 12-year old local pianist, who performed her first live concert since the start of the pandemic.
  • Mayumi Seiler, the Japanese-German violin virtuoso, whose musical dog couldn’t stop singing along to the enchanting sounds of her 1684 ‘Croall’ Stradivarius.
  • Dr. Duke Redbird, an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker, who shared his inspiring story as the visionary behind Collingwood’s Awen’ Gathering Place.

Here’s a replay of this spectacular event, in case you missed it!

2021 Summer Music Festival Teaser Video

We know how precious your time is! Here is a quick 4 minute teaser video that captures some of the excitement that lies ahead this summer:

NEW! Drive-in Concerts This Summer

NEW! Drive-in Concerts This Summer

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.

If you are starting to get a sense of nostalgia for the good ole days of drive-in movie theatres, click here to learn more about this exciting, new opportunity: https://collingwoodfestival.com/drive-in-concerts/

Special thanks to our new presenting partner: Party Cinemas – The Outdoor Movie and Pop-Up Drive-in event experts.

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