Save The Dates – July 8-15, 2023

Save The Dates – July 8-15, 2023

Save the dates for our summer music festival series – July 8-15, 2023. The inaugural event takes place along the iconic shores of Southern Georgian Bay this summer at Millennium Overlook Park, allowing you to enjoy an exciting performance while watching the sunset.

We are also scheduling a special day with free activities for youth on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Mark your calendars today and join us for an unforgettable summer.

Further details on artists and programming are coming soon. Stay tuned!

July In January – Second Edition

July In January – Second Edition

🎼 NOW LIVE!! Enjoy free performances from 11 summer music festivals 🎶

The 2nd Annual JULY in JANUARY, a FREE online ALL-Canadian classical and contemporary music festival is LIVE!

Collingwood Music Festival is proud to be invited back for a second run in this wonderful series.

On this chilly winter’s day, Classical Music Festivals Canada warmly welcomes you to join us for our 2nd Annual “JULY in JANUARY” online video chamber music festival. No registration is needed and it’s FREE! For 2023’s offerings, simply visit our website to enjoy a diverse array of stunning classical and contemporary music performances from our 11 member festivals, alongside conversations between the artistic directors and host Eric Friesen.

This year it has truly grown into a ‘Cross-Canada’ organization with concerts from new festival members hailing from the provinces of Manitoba, Newfoundland, and Quebec – interspersed with your favourite Ontario summer festivals. The concerts are available 24/7 until February 28th. Our hope is that music, as always, will bring us together during the coldest, most isolating months of the year.

Our video contribution showcases the late Maestro Boris Brott’s former performance at our festival, showing his youthful charisma and unwavering commitment to spreading the joy of classical music. We are also proud to feature Dr. Duke Redbird along with six other superbly talented Indigenous artists, which we hope will help to better understand and appreciate the art of truth and reconciliation.

Immerse yourself in these moving performances at:

Concerts from all 11 member festivals are available to view 24/7 until February 28th. The hope is that music, as always, will bring us together during the coldest, most isolating months of the year.

Simply visit and turn up your speakers!

Maestro Alain Trudel Joins Classical Jukebox

Maestro Alain Trudel Joins Classical Jukebox

Artistic Director and host of the New Classical FM, Daniel Vnukowski welcomed Maestro Alain Trudel to the Classical Jukebox to discuss some highlights of his career, as well as stepping in as the Interim Artistic Director of the Brott Music Festival.

Listen to the full conversation here:

We are very excited about the upcoming performance featuring Maestro Alain Trudel together with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and our very own AD Daniel Vnukowski at the piano during the inaugural performance on July 9th at 7pm.

Press Conference – Thursday, July 7th

Press Conference – Thursday, July 7th

Join us outdoors in front of the iconic Collingwood sign on Thursday, July 7th at 4pm for a press conference to kick-off summer festival week.

We’ll be joined by deputy mayor Keith Hull and newly elected MPP for Simcoe-Grey County Brian Saunderson, among other dignitaries.

Note: In case of rain, this event will take place at the Council Chambers.

Thank you for your participation and for helping to keep the performing arts alive in Collingwood!

Win a VIP Vacation Package for the Collingwood Music Festival!

Win a VIP Vacation Package for the Collingwood Music Festival!

The New Classical FM is giving you and a guest an opportunity to win a VIP Package to check out the 2022 Collingwood Summer Music Festival on July 9th!

Your prize includes an overnight stay at the 11 Rooms Boutique Hotel in Downtown Collingwood , an Italian dinner-for-two at Brunello and a patio breakfast-for-two at Petit Espresso Post as well as 2 Gold Passes to the Collingwood Music Festival featuring  the best of classical, jazz, Indigenous music and more! It’s an exciting Summer Music Escape to Collingwood!


Click here to Enter!

Pass on this link to your friends & family as well:

Sponsored by the New Classical FM!

Thank you to RBC Dominion Securities

Thank you to RBC Dominion Securities

Thank you RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (Collingwood Branch) for your support of our exciting, festival events this year.

We are especially proud to partner with RBC, which has maintained a wonderful reputation of nurturing artists at every level of their careers, in multidisciplinary fields from visual arts to film.

This year, in addition to our core summer festival concerts, we are dedicated to providing youth with unforgettable music experiences at Duntroon Highlands Golf.

It is only thanks to our major presenting sponsors such as RBC Dominion Securities, that these kinds of events are made possible!

To learn more about RBC Dominion Securities and their wide range of wealth planning services, click here.

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 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, 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!

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