Scheherazade

Scheherazade

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

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!

Save Money With A 2021 Festival Pass!

$115 + tax

$300 + tax

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

Chocho by Nagata Shachu

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

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

Enjoy in your living room or at the drive-in!

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

Family Day!

Family Day!

Please click here for an updated version of this event!

Simply Show Up!

Family fun for all ages including relaxed performances and musical activities for preschool children – ending with a songwriting spectacle!

The afternoon begins with a series of musical activities for preschoolers under age six, helping them learn the building blocks of music, such as rhythm via dancing. This is followed by a songwriting spectacle for all ages with a special performance by living folk legend Jerry Gray, who leads the audience through the song “This Land Is Your Land” (Canadian version based on the original Woodie Guthrie song).

Click here for a printable version of the Canadian lyrics to join the sing-a-long.

What Are Relaxed Performances?

Relaxed performances are informal concerts designed for youth who have autism, sensory communication disorders or learning difficulties. A ‘chill-out’ zone is provided for distressed children and includes fidget toys and stress balls; volunteer staff are briefed on how to help children with their special needs; chattering and shouting are fully accepted without any worry about etiquette.

Jerry Gray, Singer
Derek Downham, Guitar

Local Hosts:
Lara Heaton
Brenda Beattie


VENUE

To Be Announced

The family event activities have been made possible with the support of Apple Self Storage Collingwood.

Family Day – Rock & Rumble!

Family Day – Rock & Rumble!

Family Fun For All Ages!

Beginning with fun, musical activities for preschool children in the morning, live music outdoors in the afternoon and a movie screening in the evening – there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

MORNING
10-11am

Just For Youth

FREE musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn, helping them to learn the building blocks of music. Ages 2-6.

Free RSVP required per family. (see below)
2 Group Sessions Available (30 min. each)

AFTERNOON
2-4pm

This Land Is Your Land

Jerry Gray & Shipyard Kitchen Party

LIVE DRIVE-IN concert outdoors starring living folk legend Jerry Gray from The Travellers, who leads the audience through the song This Land Is Your Land among other Canadian favourites.

Followed by Shipyard Kitchen Party, the energetic folk/pop singing group inspired by Canadiana, designed to get you off your feet with a hefty dose of dancing, laughter and storytelling.

We have also invited local guests Craig Ashton, Julie LeBlanc & Dean Hollin to join in on the fun, for a true celebration of this magnificent land that we call home! Ages 6+.

Early-Bird: $40 per car
Regular: $50 per car
(FREE for STAR Pass Holders)
Gates open at 1pm

EVENING
8:30-10:30pm

Movie Night!

2018 Canadian Screen Award Winner

DRIVE-IN CINEMA. Screening of the award-winning movie “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” outdoors, preceded by a live discussion with the movie’s producer, Stevie Salas. Ages 12+.

Click here to learn more about this movie.

Early-Bird: $40 per car
Regular: $50 per car
(FREE for STAR Pass Holders)
Gates open at 7:30pm

Click here for a printable version of the Canadian lyrics to join the sing-a-long.

Jerry Gray, Singer
Derek Downham, Guitar

Local Host:
Lara Heaton


VENUE

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

Note: These events will not be livestreamed online. They are only available in-person outdoors (morning) and at the drive-in (afternoon & evening).

The family event activities have been made possible with the support of Apple Self Storage Collingwood.

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