Music Niagara 2018 – Our 20th Anniversary!
It’s a dream come true. From our modest beginnings in 1999, we approach our 20th season thrilled with having become a major Canadian music festival, recognized nationally and worldwide.
In designing Music Niagara’s programming, I’m guided by the principles of excellence, integrity and fun. We present exceptional international musicians, including top Canadian performers. Music Niagara also showcases and nurtures young talent, the stars of tomorrow, with our Young Virtuosos series and the 5th season of our Music Niagara Performance Academy. My heart is filled with emotion as I see a number of artists, including former students who are now fully-fledged professionals, return to us for our gala 20th season.
Having emigrated from Lithuania many years ago, I know the struggles a performing artist faces in becoming re-established in a new land. Music Niagara takes pride in providing performance opportunities to great musicians born abroad who have come to Canada for a better life. They contribute to the diverse Canadian fabric that unites us all.
Take time to read through this year’s lineup. Classical, jazz, opera, choral, country, folk, and more—there’s something for everyone in forty events spread over six weeks. So much to enjoy at your festival!
It would be impossible to mount Music Niagara’s impressive Festival and all-season performances, without the help of our major financial partners. These public and private partners annually contribute a total of more than $150,000, together providing the core funding necessary to bring the Festival to life.
Each year, a team of staff and Board members connect directly with potential partners to shape ways an organization can support us—and we can support them. If your company, or one you know, wants to be associated with fine music and the people who appreciate it, contact Executive Director Sarah Lynch.
More than 90 individuals, couples and families provide financial support annually through our Friends of Music Niagara Program.Donate Now