Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

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Inaugural Concert Featuring the National Academy Orchestra of Canada!

It’s the National Academy Orchestra’s majestic return to Collingwood. Enjoy the brilliant, symphonic power of its full 55-member ensemble with our very own Artistic Director Daniel Vnukowski at the piano performing Gershwin’s timeless masterpiece – Rhapsody in Blue.

This concert honours the memory and extraordinary legacy of its founder, Boris Brott, who passed away tragically earlier this year. His fervent energy and charisma on stage, coupled with a creative flair for introducing classical music to new audiences made him a unique, Canadian cultural icon.

The National Academy Orchestra of Canada (NAO) provides an extraordinary opportunity for emerging young Canadian professional musicians to work as apprentice musicians alongside established professionals from some of Canada’s finest orchestras.

Program

Jacques Hétu (1938-2010)
Sur les rives du Saint-Maurice

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue

INTERMISSION

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Appalachian Spring

Arturo Marquez (1950-     )
Danzón No. 2


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been brought to you by the Collingwood branch of RBC Dominion Securities.

SING! in the Summer

SING! in the Summer

The Perfect Event for Your Sunday Afternoon

SING! in the Summer Presents The Ault Sisters, FreePlay, and Hampton Avenue in a concert of stunning a cappella harmonies. 

These jazz-infused choral groups have all the rhythm & grooves you need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Tantalize your senses with sing-a-long favourites, while dancing-along in the aisles!

Jazz trio, The Ault Sisters is made up of sisters, Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna and are featured on TV’s “Your All Time Classic Hit Parade” every Friday night. This talented trio of siblings puts their signature seamless harmonies to stunning effect on classic standards and a selection of original tunes.

Freeplay is a duo featuring Dylan Bell & Suba Sankaran. Using nothing but their voices and innovative live-looping techniques, genre-bending FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to their native Toronto, Canada… all without leaving your seat. From Bach to Bird to the Beatles, Dylan and Suba effortlessly cross musical boundaries, continually combining and recombining sounds to create a concert of endless variety, with the intimate delivery of two people. Think Simon and Garfunkel crossed with a Bach 2-part invention…

The award-winning, Hampton Avenue quartet feature Dylan & Suba of Freeplay Duo along with Tom Lillington & Debbie Flemming (est. 1995). They’re known for their tight jazz harmonies and upbeat rhythms.

Program

SET ONE

AULT SISTERS
Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
Centrepiece (Edison/Hendricks)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gershwin)
And So It Goes (Billy Joel)
Lucky To Be Me (Bernstein/Comden)

HAMPTON AVENUE
On The Sunny Side of the Street (Jimmy McHugh)
Cuban Night (Debbie Fleming)
In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington)
Let’s Jive (Debbie Fleming)

FREEPLAY
Come Together (Lennon/McCartney)
Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
Conga (Enrique Garcia)

SET TWO

AULT SISTERS
How High The Moon (Lewis/Hamilton)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington/Russell)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Sherwin/Maschwitz)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Raye/Prince)

HAMPTON AVENUE
Feeling Good (Newley/Bricusse)
Baila (Debbie Fleming)
Doodlin’ (Horace Silver)
Everybody’s Boppin’ (Jon Hendricks)

FREEPLAY
Fragile/This Pretty Planet (Sting/Chapin)
Invention (J. S. Bach)
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon)
God Only Knows (Asher/Wilson)
Chaiyya Chaiyya (A. R. Rahman)

GROUP FINALE:
Everybody Sing (Debbie Fleming)

AULT SISTERS:
Amanda Ault, Alicia Ault and Alanna Ault
www.aultsisters.com
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @theaultsisters
HAMPTON AVENUE:
Dylan Bell, Debbie Fleming, Tom Lillington, Suba Sankaran
www.hamptonavenue.com
FREEPLAY:
Dylan Bell, Suba Sankaran
www.freeplayduo.com
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @freeplayduo

Artist Bio

The Ault Sisters
Freeplay Duo
Hampton Avenue

Presented in collaboration with SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival 


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the kind support of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures as well as Thomas Vincent and Family.

iskwē and Tom Wilson

iskwē and Tom Wilson

Starring Juno Award-winning artist, songwriter, and performer, iskwē and Canadian music legend Tom Wilson

*** PLEASE NOTE: We regret to announce that Mr. Highway, originally scheduled on this day, must undergo surgery for a detached retina and in the hopes of a successful recovery he must give his eye complete rest.

In his place, we have invited iskwē and Tom Wilson. Thank you so much, in advance, for your understanding and very kind wishes.

With Mother Love, iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ (Cree Métis) and Tom Wilson | Tehoh’ahake have created an album that’s as powerful as it is personal, a set of songs on which their disparate vocal styles fuse seamlessly and, in doing so, result in a sound uniquely their own.

To some, it may seem an unusual pairing, given iskwē’s high concept recordings and live shows and Wilson’s reputation as a rootsy, no-nonsense storyteller. But the result – a soulful pairing of two of Canada’s most distinctive musical talents – sounds like the two have been performing together for years.

That was obvious to anyone who heard their first performance together (with trumpet player Chuck Copenace) at the 2020 Indspire Awards. A performance that led to the recording of ‘Blue Moon Drive’, ‘Coal Mine’, and ‘Starless Nights’ at Jukasa Studios; tracks that became the foundation for Mother Love.

“We had never sung together so until we actually stepped up to the microphone and started to sing we didn’t know that we had a little bit of magic going on between us. We are able to now share that magic with you.”

Artist Bio

Tom Wilson
iskwē
Jesse O’Brien


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the gracious support of Marilyn Knowles.







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