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

This concert will also feature the projection of a a plein air painting session with local artist Bill Franks, during the song ‘Oblivion.’

PROGRAM

• Shéhérazade (Maurice Ravel)
I Asie
II La flûte enchantée
III L’indifférent
• Give me the flute- Aateny el Nay (Najib Hankash-Kahlil Gibran)
• Swear to me little bird- Rah halfak bel ghosn ya asfour (Wadi El Safi)
• I love you Lebanon-Bahebbak ya Lubnan (Rahbani Brothers)
BREAK
• Enamored of roses-Ya Aashikata el wardi (Zaki Nassif)
• Flower of my dreams-Ya zahratan fee khayalee (Farid el Atrache)
• Oblivion* (Astor Piazzolla)
• Youkali (Kurt Weill)
• Beautiful Dream – Tcheknagh Yeraz (Arno Babadjanian)

Joyce El-Khoury, Soprano
Serouj Kradjian, Piano and Arrangements
Joseph Petric, Accordion
Kathleen Kajioka, Violin
Jesse Dietschi, Double Bass
Naghmeh Farahmand, Percussion
Bill Franks, Painter


VENUE

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

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (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

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

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.

This concert will also feature the projection of a a plein air painting session with local artist Shandelle McCurdie, during the song ‘Tenkai’, which means ‘Heaven’ or ‘to evolve or unfold.’

Program

  • Shin Kodama (New Echoes), composed by Kiyoshi Nagata.
  • Hitori Uchi (One person, one drum), composed by Aki Takahashi
  • Harukoma (Spring Horses)
  • Nebuta Daiko (Nebuta festival drumming)
  • Hon-Choshi, traditional arranged by Aki Takahashi
  • San Ren On (Rhythms of three), composed by Kiyoshi Nagata
  • Tenkai* (Heaven)
  • Araumi (Story Sea)
  • Iwai (Celebrate)

*with accompanying painting session

Artists

Kiyoshi Nagata – taiko and bamboo flute
Aki Takahashi – taiko, voice and shamisen
Naoya Kobayashi
Andrew Siu
Kevin Zi-Xiao He
Briana Lee
Marie Gavin

Nagata Shachu, Japanese Drumming Ensemble
Shandelle McCurdie, Painter


VENUE

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

Note: This "hybrid" concert will be livestreamed online AND projected outdoors at the church's spacious parking lot (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.

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

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 Iraida 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

Local Musicians:
Lauren Kohut, Piano
Kari Zhang, Piano
Sunny Valdez, Piano
Jaden Benabdeslam, Piano
Sebastian Handley, Electric Guitar

String Quartet (youth members of the Whispering River Orchestra):
Lucas Salathiel, violin
Kevin Yi, violin
Miriam Elsawi, viola
Shannon Lai, cello

With special thanks to Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer and Brenda Margaret Muller 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 church's spacious parking lot (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.

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

Family Day EVENING

Family Day EVENING

Rock & Rumble – Movie Night

Only available at the drive-in!

7:30pm – Gates Open

8:30pm – LIVE Discussion with Executive Producer Stevie Salas

9:00pm – Movie Screening

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 executive producer, Stevie Salas. The film rocked the Sundance Film Festival in January, receiving a prestigious Special Jury Award for World Cinema Documentary. Ages 13+.

Click here to learn more about this movie.


It’s been a terrific few years for music documentaries, and that winning streak continues with “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” If you couldn’t name two Native American musicians at the beginning of the documentary, you’ll remember at least a half-dozen after the end.

New York Times

2018 Canadian Screen Award Winner

Stevie Salas, Executive Producer

Sensor Technology Ltd.The movie has been made possible with the support of Sensor Technology.


VENUE

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

Note: This movie will be screened outdoors at the church’s spacious parking lot (drive-in).

$100
(Price Per Person)

Live outdoor concert on August 22

$99
(On Demand Viewing)

Available until August 16

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.

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