Jazz in the Park with John MacMurchy (Free)

Jazz in the Park with John MacMurchy (Free)

John MacMurchy brings his Jazz Quartet to Collingwood

This event goes on rain or shine at Millennium Park!

Critically-acclaimed performer, composer and master arranger John MacMurchy has worked with many international artists including Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Guido Basso, Henry Mancini, Cleo Laine and Linda Ronstadt, among others. Together with his jazz trio he brings his unique sound to Collingwood this summer: tone, technique extraordinaire and seemingly unending ideas.

Artist Bio

John MacMurchy 
Stacie McGregor-piano
Peter Telford-bass
Kevin Coady-drums

 


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. 

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 Mary and Steve Glogowski

Stick & Bow – All the Madmen

Stick & Bow – All the Madmen

Stick & Bow

Stick&Bow, “The trailblazing Montreal duo that plays everything from Bach to Radiohead” (CBC Music’ The Intro), unites Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Classically trained musicians, they strive to present a wide spectrum of musical styles, ranging from rock to gypsy-jazz, baroque or tango. Their eclectic repertoire features original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history, showing the potential of their instruments combined. In their creative process, they combine musical narration with humor and story-telling in which the powerful combination of cello&marimba transforms the listening of familiar works in refreshing and unexpected ways.
“Playing baroque or tango, rock or gypsy jazz, Stick & Bow brings unique passion, ingenuity and technical mastery to the eclectic and powerful arrangements of some of the most celebrated musics in history, presenting the infinite potential of its combined instruments in refreshing and unexpected ways.”​

Artist Bio

STICK AND BOW


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church Collingwood
200 Maple Street
Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of Thom Vincent and Family.
Africville Stories

Africville Stories

Presenting Africville Stories with Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy and Jazz Trio

Legendary jazz composer-pianist Joe Sealy and awe-inspiring singer-actor Jackie Richardson, along with three virtuoso instrumentalists, illuminate the tales that are related in Joe’s Juno Award-winning Africville Suite.

Africville Stories is Joe Sealy’s new presentation that builds on his Juno award winning Africville Suite. Joe Sealy’s Juno Award winning music is spun with stories told by a beloved Canadian gem of a performer, the powerhouse Ms. Jackie Richardson. They tell of Canada’s oldest & influential black community, Africville, on outskirts of Halifax Nova Scotia, where Joe’s father was from.

Artist Biographies

JACKIE RICHARDSON
JOE SEALY

 


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church Collingwood
200 Maple Street
Collingwood, ON

 

This event has been made possible by the kind and gracious support of Mrs. Catherine MacLean in memory of Donald MacLean.

 

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
A Classical & Jazz Jam with Peter Stoll and Daniel Vnukowski

A Classical & Jazz Jam with Peter Stoll and Daniel Vnukowski

A Classical & Jazz Jam with Daniel Vnukowski and Peter Stoll

Daniel Vnukowski joins virtuoso Peter Stoll, one of Canada’s most innovative and versatile clarinetists, for a thrilling program of classical and jazz masterworks dating from the early 18th century, with tantalizing musical deserts by Giuseppe Tartini and Wolfgang A. Mozart to the late 20th century, with many audience favourites by George Gershwin and Benny Goodman.

Also effective, on a different level, was Peter Stoll’s virtuoso clarinet display.

The Globe & Mail

Slow in tempo and almost Klezmer in style, the
sensuous clarinet solo was expressively played by Peter Stoll.

The Toronto Star

A virtuoso pianist…Vnukowski plays with sympathetic understanding.

Limelight Magazine

Program

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Concertino for clarinet and piano, arr. Gordon Jacob
     Grave – Allegro molto – Adagio – Allegro risoluto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332: II Adagio

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
“Brazileira”, from Scaramouche for alto saxophone and piano

Donato Lovreglio (1841-1907)
Fantasia on the Opera “La Traviata”,Op.45

— Intermission —

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
from Five Bagatelles, Op.23
     Prelude – Carol – Fughetta

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Three Preludes, arr.Jay Gach
     Allegro ben ritmato e deciso – Andante con moto e poco rubato – Allegro ben ritmo e deciso

Earle Hagen (1919-2008)
Harlem Nocturne (alto saxophone and piano)

George Gershwin, arr. Earl Wild
     The Man I love
     Fascinating Rhythm

A Benny Goodman Set (1909-1986)
     Paganini Caprice XXIV
     Don’t Be That Way
     Taking A Chance On Love
     Sing, Sing, Sing


VENUE

First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

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

  • Scenic Caves
  • Mrs. Mandy Macrae
Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

*** SOLD OUT! ***

A limited number of GOLD Passes are still available

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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