Scheherazade

Scheherazade

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7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

A Canadian Premiere!

Starring acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian opera singer Joyce El-Khoury in the role of Scheherazade well supported by Serouj Kradjian and ensemble – a Canadian first! A exotic fusion of traditional masterworks featuring Maurice Ravel’s Scheherazade alongside twentieth-century Lebanese songs and many other jewels of the East.

Sashaying up the red-carpeted stairs of London’s Royal Opera House for the camera, resplendent in a Marchesa gown, El-Khoury is the very embodiment of a prima donna.

Harrods Magazine

Joyce El-Khoury, Soprano
Serouj Kradjian, Piano and Arrangements
Joseph Petric, Bandoneon
Kathleen Kajioka, Violin
Naghmeh Farahmand, Percussion


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the drive-in. The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible with the gracious support of Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage

Early-bird pricing in effect until July 1!

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$115 + tax

$300 + tax

The Powerhouse Trio

The Powerhouse Trio

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7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Chamber Music For The 21st Century –
Violin, Piano and Electric Cello

A dramatic chamber music experience starring Mayumi Seiler on violin, Angela Park on piano and Cris Derksen on electric cello. Cris Derksen is a Juno Award–nominated, two-spirit, Cree cellist and composer, who will present specially-commissioned arrangements of her works specifically for this occasion. Music by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms and Cris Derksen.

Seiler brings an exceptional blend of precision with tonal generosity, finesse with enthusiasm. She persuades you to share her absorption.

BBC Music Magazine

Derksen creates undeniably modern music that mixes folk, classical, dance, and aboriginal structures and tunes with electronic beats and, sometimes, vocals.

MusicWorks.ca

PROGRAM

Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Violin Sonata in B flat, K. 454
Largo – Allegro
Andante
Allegretto

Cris Derksen (1990- ) – Nice and Clean (Piano, Violin, cello)

INTERMISSION

C. Derksen – Planes (Cello, Violin)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 100
Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo — Vivace — Andante — Vivace di più — Andante — Vivace
Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)

Mayumi Seiler, Violin
Cris Derksen, Electric Cello and Composition
Angela Park, Piano

Special thanks to Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd. and Latitude 45 Arts


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the drive-in. The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible with the gracious support of Donald and Catherine MacLean.

Early-bird pricing in effect until July 1!

Save Money With A 2021 Festival Pass!

$115 + tax

$300 + tax

Red Sky Performance

Red Sky Performance

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7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Featuring Celebrated Canadian Poet Dr. Duke Redbird

Celebrating the creativity and fire of Indigenous artistic expression with Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading contemporary Indigenous dance group and a very special guest – the established Indigenous poet and historian Dr. Duke Redbird, who will recite carefully-curated poetry from his latest book.

Dr. Duke Redbird brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience. He was instrumental in the implementation of innovative multimedia, technologies and beyond, bringing an Indigenous approach to art education that was rooted in his pioneering work at OCAD University.

Touring since 2003, Red Sky Performance has delivered over 2,755 performances across Canada including international performances in 17 countries on four continents: two Cultural Olympiads (Beijing and Vancouver), World Expo in Shanghai, Venice Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow, among others.

LITTLE LEAF
Did I see a leaf fall from that tree?
Little leaf, I do not know your name yet I have seen you fall.
You did not fall like a stone from the sky
You did not swoop like a great hawk
You drifted and you sang a song
Your song is in my heart.
– © Duke Redbird

Dr. Duke Redbird, Poetry
Red Sky Performance, Dancing
Jason Chamakese, Native American Flute

VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the drive-in. The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This event has been made possible by the kind support of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.

Early-bird pricing in effect until July 1!

Save Money With A 2021 Festival Pass!

$115 + tax

$300 + tax

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

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7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

Chocho – The Butterfly

Already well-known to Collingwood audiences but with a unique twist. Presenting the ‘Butterfly’ with Aki Takahashi on taiko and shamisen together with the unbridled energy of the celebrated Japanese drummers Nagata Shachu.

In ancient Japan, boundaries were set by the sound of taiko drums: the point at which you could no longer hear a village’s drums marked its outer borders. Today, the joyous drumming of Nagata Shachu’s taiko erases boundaries and barriers, bringing together people from all nationalities.

Kiyoshi Nagata – taiko and bamboo flute
Aki Takahashi – taiko , voice and shamisen
Tony Nguyen – taiko
Jason Huang – taiko
Naoya Kobayashi – taiko
Andrew Siu – taiko

Nagata Shachu, Japanese Drumming Ensemble


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the drive-in. The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This concert has been made possible by the support of CIBC Bank.

Early-bird pricing in effect until July 1!

Save Money With A 2021 Festival Pass!

$115 + tax

$300 + tax

A Woman’s Love

A Woman’s Love

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7:30pm - Gates Open

8:30pm - Pre-Concert Talk

9:00pm - LIVE Concert

A Canadian Premiere!

Starring Vera Pavlova, a contemporary, best-selling Russian poet together with her daughter Natalia Pavlova (soprano) who will be streaming in from Rome, Italy. Accompanied by a live music ensemble made up of local talents. Music by Robert Schumann, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Iraida Yusupova.

Russian poet Vera Pavlova has written several opera librettos, lyrics to four cantatas, and many essays on musicology. Her works have been translated into over 20 languages.

Poetry Foundation

Natalia Pavlova grew up in a family where art abounds and she can boast that among her ancestors was the great poet Alexander Pushkin.

La Voce Di New York

PROGRAM

Part I: Vera Pavlova recites verses from her poetry book “The Children’s Album” accompanied by local pianists and a string quartet, who perform the complete cycle of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “Album For The Young.”

Part II: Natalia Pavlova’s performance of R. Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben” (A Woman’s Love) is streamed in from Rome, Italy followed by I. Yusupova’s “Andante Cantabile” written in memory of Steven Seymour and Alexander Dolghin, scored for voice, piano and electric guitar.

If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.
– Vera Pavlova

 

Vera Pavlova, Poetry
Natalia Pavlova, Soprano
Peter Aidu, Piano
Sebastian Handley, Electric Guitar

Local Pianists:
Lauren Kohut
Kari Zhang
Sunny Valdez
Jaden Benabdeslam

With special thanks to Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer for preparing the young talent for this concert.


VENUE

New Life Church Auditorium, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ON

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the drive-in. The pre-concert talk will be audio-only for digital customers.

This concert has been made possible by the support of Paul & Margaret Bridgman.

Early-bird pricing in effect until July 1!

Save Money With A 2021 Festival Pass

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