Wales – Land of Song with the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Wales – Land of Song with the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Sing your heart away into the night with traditional hymns and songs born of the mountains and valleys of Wales. You’ll also hear some fun spirituals, operatic arias, North American folk songs and Broadway show tunes – a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary music.

 


VENUE

Millennium Park in Collingwood
45 Heritage Dr.
Collingwood, ON

IMPORTANT! There is no parking available at Millennium Park. You can use the Collingwood Leisure Time Club parking lot at 100 Minnesota St. and then walk over to the park. If you require assistance to get to the venue, a shuttle bus will be available for all GOLD pass holders and ticket patrons who have pre-purchased transportation (ticket option #1). The wheelchair-accessible buses will depart every 10 minutes from the corner of Huron St. and Minnesota St. (20 Minnesota St.) from 5-7pm and bring you back after the concert.

Millennium Park has accessible washrooms, but do keep in mind that the ground is soft (grass).

This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of John Kirby, Sales Representative, Engel & Völkers Toronto Central (Collingwood), Scenic Caves and Sensor Technology  Sensor Technology Ltd   Scenic CavesEngel & Völkers Toronto Central | LinkedIn

 

Tomson Highway: Songs in the Key of Cree

Tomson Highway: Songs in the Key of Cree

Songs in the Key of Cree with Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano and Trio

Canada’s preeminent Indigenous author/playwright/composer/performer brings his popular cabaret show featuring singer Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali to Collingwood.

Tomson Highway is one of the most prominent and influential Indigenous writers in Canada. His works discuss and explore important issues affecting First Nations people, including residential schools, reserve life, Indigenous identity and more. Highway is an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 1998 was named one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history by Maclean’s. Tomson received the Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in 2022.


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church Collingwood
200 Maple Street
Collingwood, ON

 This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of John Cleghorn and family.

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening with Gino Quilico and Julie Nesrallah

Dive into the enchanting world of Broadway with Some Enchanted Evening. Join Julie Nesrallah, crossover baritone Gino Quilico, and legendary pianist/composer David Warrack on a musical odyssey. This celebration blends classic and contemporary Broadway and West End hits, featuring iconic tunes from West Side Story, Chorus Line, and Les Misérables.

The Oregonian, Mark Mandel

Gino Quilico is one of the worlds best lyric baritones. Quilico’s voice, darker than it was a decade ago is a leaner instrument than the burly baritone of his father, Louis Quilico, but it’s equal to the demands of Iago at every point. Quilico is an outstanding actor. His Iago is highly intelligent and Quilico wisely shows the villainy only when Iago is alone; in public, he’s cheerful, ingratiating and fatally easy to trust.

Artist Biographies

Gino Quilico
Julie Nesrallah


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church Collingwood
200 Maple Street
Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the gracious support of:

  • Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage
  • The Rydlo Family Fund, a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation
Postcards Lost

Postcards Lost

Join Daniel Vnukowski, James Campbell, Andrea Ludwig, Moshe Hammer and Jaclyn Grossman, for a musical adventure!

Alan Stein was inspired by recently translated messages on old family postcards dating from the Russian Revolution through WWII to create a series of charcoal drawings and paintings highlighting actual and imagined events from his grandparent’s lives. These images, old family photographs, and reproductions of the postcards themselves, will be projected and accompanied by heartwarming Yiddish songs, profoundly moving children’s poems, and include music by Fritz Kreisler and Kurt Weill.

Join this captivating, musical journey in reconstructing the story of their lives with piano, clarinet, violin, mezzo-soprano and narration. Starring Daniel Vnukowski, piano; James Campbell, clarinet; Moshe Hammer, violin; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano and Jaclyn Grossman, narration.The music features renowned Canadian musicians performing an array of works to complement the narrative thread, including heart-warming Yiddish songs, profoundly moving children’s poems set to music and stirring works by a variety of Jewish composers. Starring Andrew Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; James Campbell, clarinet; Moshe Hammer, violin and Daniel Vnukowski, piano.

Artist Biographies

Daniel Vnukowski
Jaclyn Grossman
James Campbell
Andrea Ludwig
Moshe Hammer

Download a full description of this event written by the artist, Alan Stein.


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church Collingwood
200 Maple Street
Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the kind and generous support of Mrs. Marilyn Knowles 

Inaugural Performance with the Toronto Concert Orchestra

Inaugural Performance with the Toronto Concert Orchestra

Inaugural Performance with the Toronto Concert Orchestra “Viennese Violins”

Inspired by the open-air celebrations of classical music made popular by the Dutch superstar violinist Andre Rieu, this program features an array of dazzling waltzes from popular operettas, symphonic soundtracks and timeless songs. Including works by Johann Strauss Jr., Franz Lehar, Maurice Ravel, Nino Rota and Celine Dion, among others.

In the event of a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, the event will have to be cancelled. This will be announced ASAP on social media and the website.

An itinerant professional orchestra, Toronto Concert Orchestra can be heard from spring through fall in some of downtown Toronto’s magnificent concert venues and churches, as well as in communities across Ontario, where it delivers diverse musical offerings.

Program

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Emperor Waltz

Franz Lehar (1870-1948)
Merry Widow

Vittorio Monti (1868-1922)
Czardas

Gail Nemetz Robinson
Lovers’ Waltz*
*Canadian Premiere

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Tzigane

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Liebesleid

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
La Cappriccio

Nino Rota (1911-1979)
A Time for Us

James Horner (1953-2015)
My Heart Will Go On

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Meditation from “Thais”

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Can-can

 


VENUE

Millennium Park in Collingwood
45 Heritage Dr.
Collingwood, ON

IMPORTANT! There is no parking available at Millennium Park. You can use the Collingwood Leisure Time Club parking lot at 100 Minnesota St. and then walk over to the park. 

If you require assistance to get to the venue, a shuttle bus will be available for all GOLD pass holders and ticket patrons who have pre-purchased transportation (ticket option #1). The wheelchair-accessible buses will depart every 10 minutes from the corner of Huron St. and Minnesota St. (20 Minnesota St.) from 5-7pm and bring you back after the concert.

Chairs will be provided to all ticket patrons attending this event!

Millennium Park has accessible washrooms, but do keep in mind that the ground is soft (grass).

This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of Tony and Anne Arrell.

2024 Spring Fundraiser at the Breakers House

2024 Spring Fundraiser at the Breakers House

*** SOLD OUT ***

Join the waiting list below:

6pm DOORS OPEN
7-8pm CONCERT
8-10pm RECEPTION

An evening of timeless virtuosity with Daniel Vnukowski and the Odin Quartet. The program includes two world-premiere works – one by Ronald Royer, whose works have been performed by over 70 orchestras around the world and another work commissioned by the festival by Simon Bertrand, an award-winning composer based in Montreal. The program concludes with Robert Schumann’s monumental Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening starring world-class musicians, while enjoying handcrafted, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and award-winning wine, set to a magical sunset with 180 degree views of the bay.

Tickets are $325/person and include a $225 tax receipt.

All funds are going toward supporting the 2024 Collingwood Music Festival, including its series of summer concerts and the expansion of its youth programs.

Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada. Named after the one-eyed Norse god, seeker of knowledge and holder of the wisdom of the world, the Odin Quartet explores the role of classical music in modern-day storytelling.

Since 2015, the ensemble is also dedicated to making classical music accessible to new generations of listeners, by promoting modern Canadian compositions, including those of cellist Samuel Bisson, alongside classical music literature.

The Quartet has recorded numerous film scores both locally and internationally and is regularly featured in musical projects by other Toronto artists.

….a stroke of genius!

Classical FM

 

This assertive, fearlessly virtuosic style was filled with thoughtful exploration and a kind of questioning illumination.

New York Classical Review

PROGRAM

Ronald J. Royer (1959 – ) Danzon Overture

Simon Bertrand (1969 – ) Festival-Commissioned Work

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Artist Biographies

ODIN QUARTET
DANIEL VNUKOWSKI – Piano


VENUE

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.

Dress Code: Casual Elegance
There is plenty of waterfront parking available at Sunset Point, within a short distance of the Breakers House. Please visit the official Town of Collingwood page for more details.


SILENT AUCTION

  • Experience the magic of creation as artist Natasha Dichpan paints live during the concert, with the finished masterpiece available for bidding! (starting bid: $500) 
  • Experience the thrill of being a radio host! Join Daniel Vnukowski as a co-host on the Jukebox for an exhilarating 45-minute session. (starting bid: $300) 
  • Take the stage and make history by conducting ‘O Canada’ at the 2024 Inaugural Concert on July 5th; performed by the Toronto Concert Orchestra. (starting bid: $250 ) 
  • Unlock endless pickleball excitement with a full membership to the Courts at Duntroon (starting bid: $200) 
  • Explore the art of photography with an exclusive class led by award-winning photographer Tjalling Halbertsma (for up to 4 individuals) (starting bid: $200) 
  • Gain exclusive access to the Mad River Golf Club with four green fees, including carts, for an unforgettable golfing experience (starting bid: $400) 

This event has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of Engel & Völkers Collingwood.

Our special thanks to Windrush Estate Winery for providing their award-winning wines for this event; Freshwater Distillery for their exquisite spirits; Chef Zak, our master chef; and the Rydlo Family for sponsoring the refreshments.
Shuttle Bus Ticket Upgrade

Shuttle Bus Ticket Upgrade

SHUTTLE BUS Ticket Upgrade

Purchase this $5 shuttle bus upgrade, if you purchased a standard ticket to the Inaugural Performance (Friday, July 5 @ 7pm) or the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir (Saturday, July 6 @ 7pm) but require assistance to get to the venue. The wheelchair-accessible buses will depart every 10 minutes from the corner of Huron St. and Minnesota St. (20 Minnesota St.) from 5-7pm and bring you back after the concert.

Note: The shuttle is only provided for ticketed evening performances (July 5-6) and NOT during the day for any of the FREE Saturday performances in the park.

 


VENUE

Millennium Park in Collingwood
45 Heritage Dr.
Collingwood, ON

Chairs will be provided to all ticket patrons attending this event!

Millennium Park has accessible washrooms, but do keep in mind that the ground is soft (grass).

Mad about the Boys!

Mad about the Boys!

Mad About The Boys!

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),  as she salutes the witty lyrics and unforgettable melodies of three giants of song. Hit songs included in the program will be Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot” and “What is this thing called love”, Kurt Weill’s “Surabaya Johnny” and “Mack the Knife” and Noel Coward’s “Mad about the boy” and  “Poor little rich girl”You’ll have a gay old time!

“…there is nothing whatsoever that can outshine Braun’s luminously sung performance”

– Raul da Gama, the WholeNote Magazine

Artist Bio

Adi Braun


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the gracious support of:

  • Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage
For The End of Time with the Gryphon Trio (feat. James Campbell, Daniel Vnukowski)

For The End of Time with the Gryphon Trio (feat. James Campbell, Daniel Vnukowski)

For The End of Time with the Gryphon Trio

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. The concert opens with a special appearance of our AD, Daniel Vnukowski together with James Campbell.

Musicmaking at its most communicative.

Toronto Star

The ensemble and tonal control can be almost breathtaking.

BBC Music Magazine

Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Trio No. 43 in C major, Op. 86, No. 1, Hob. XV:27
     I. Allegro
     II. Andante
     III. Finale. Presto
Gyphon Trio

Srul Irving Glick (1934-2002)
Suite Hébraïque No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano
     I. Cantorial Dance
     II. Chassidic Dance
     III. Hora
     IV. Lullaby
     V. Dialogue
     VI. Circle Dance
James Campbell, clarinet & Daniel Vnukowski, piano

An Introduction: Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
with James Campbell and Gryphon Trio

INTERMISSION

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Quatuor pour la fin du temps [Quartet for the End of Time]
     I. Liturgie de cristal [Crystal liturgy]
     II. Vocalise, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Vocalise, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
     III. Abîme des oiseaux [Abyss of the birds]
     IV. Intermède [Interlude]
     V. Louange à l’Eternité de Jésus [Praise to the eternity of Jesus]
     VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes [Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets]
     VII. Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps [Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time]
     VIII. Louange à l’immortalité de Jésus [Praise to the immortality of Jesus]
Gryphon Trio


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of Thomas Vincent and Family.

The featured guests have been sponsored by the Rydlo Family Fund (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation).

RITUÆLS with collectif9

RITUÆLS with collectif9

RITUÆLS with collectif9

Montreal string ensemble collectif9 presents Rituæls, a grand artistic ceremony bringing together works dating from the Middle Ages to the 21st century with music by Hildegard von Bingen, Arvo Pärt, Michael Tippett, Nicole Lizée, Bryce Dessner, and Jocelyn Morlock. Throughout the show, the musicians occupy several spaces in a way that echoes the grandeur and the depth of the pieces on the program. The lighting, scenography and staging contribute to creating a succession of moments that transport and invite contemplation, creating a moment of connection and introspection. 

The music begins with a murmuring drone, from which the monodic chant of medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen slowly appears. From there, seamlessly into the music of Arvo Pärt before experiencing the serene, yet intensely detailed world of Nicole Lizée inspired by stop-motion animation, within which “the impossible becomes possible — souls emerge from where once there were none.” The journey between and beyond darkness and light guides us through the music of Bryce Dessner.

Michael Tippett’s Lament expresses grief using Purcell’s aria Ah! Belinda, during which a solo violin comments with a barely recognizable variation on an Irish popular tune of the Renaissance, while Jocelyn Morlock’s Exaudi, also an expression of grief, includes hope: “the music moves us from an inability to comprehend our loss to passionate cries of anguish, to acceptance and angelic reassurance.” 

 

A sensory landscape that evokes timelessness … the real, the important. –

Pan M 360

 

Moved, moved to tears, shivers, hairs standing up, the spine straightening on its own, the heart tightening, a smile forming, tenderness received, all senses on alert … in the end, I just want to say thank you. –

Audience Member

Program 

Drone (collectif9)

O vis æternitatis (Hildegard von Bingen, 12th century)

Psalom (Arvo Pärt, 1985)

Another Living Soul (Nicole Lizée, 2016) * #

Lament (Michael Tippett, 1952)

Aheym (Bryce Dessner, 2009)

The Beatitudes (Arvo Pärt, 1990)

Summa (Arvo Pärt, 1977)

Exaudi (Jocelyn Morlock, 2004) *

Tenebre (Bryce Dessner, 2011) *

* arrangement by Thibault Bertin-Maghit

# written for Kronos Performing Arts Association’s Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

This program will have no intermission



Artist Bio

COLLECTIF9

Known for their innovative programming and approach to chamber music, Juno-nominated Montreal string ensemble collectif9 performs “with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention” (The WholeNote). Since their 2011 debut, collectif9 has performed numerous concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia. As performers of classical and contemporary music, the ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the agility of a chamber ensemble. collectif9 operates on the premise that a change of context can influence communication and experience.

ON STAGE

Chloé Chabanole, violin

John Corban, violin

Robert Margaryan, violin

TJ Skinner, violin

Scott Chancey, viola

Xavier Lepage-Brault, viola

Juan Sebastian Delgado, cello

Andrea Stewart, cello

Thibault Bertin-Maghit, double bass

 

OFF STAGE

Thibault Bertin-Maghit, artistic direction and staging

Andrea Stewart, associate direction and communication

Joëlle Harbec, set design

Renaud Pettigrew, lighting design and set design adaptation

 

collectif9


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of Mrs. Marilyn Knowles. Special thanks to Latitude 45 Arts for artist representation.

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