Welcome to our 19th Season!

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During this special season celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary of Confederation, Music Niagara takes pride in our Canadian national treasures, such as Shaw Festival Artistic Director Emeritus, Christopher Newton, pianists Andre Laplante and Robert Silverman, and jazz legend Guido Basso. Emerging Canadian talent may be enjoyed at concerts featuring young virtuosos of the Music Niagara Performance Academy.

We present a wide variety of musical events that celebrate the music and musical heritage of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the first four provinces to unite 150 years ago, as well as the indisputable contribution of our indigenous native peoples to Canada’s history, music and culture.

In the words of Plato, “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.”

As always there is something for everyone, from classical music to jazz; from country to new musical creations. So much to enjoy! It’s a festival!

Yours truly,

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Two Row Dancers and Singers
Free The Two Row Dancers and Singers share the beauty of North American Native song and dance for all to participate.
Oystein Baadsvik
Get Ready to Tuba
$40+HST Oystein Baadsvik, the number one tuba player in the world, makes his debut performance at Music Niagara. He will be joined by pianist Benjamin Smith and the CamerAtis Ensemble. You'll never hear tuba the same way again!
Young Virtuosos 1
$25+HST The Music Niagara Performance Academy, now in its fourth year, offers a unique artist development program for exceptional young musicians. Witness the future of classical music in this showcase of their endearing vitality and exciting talent.
Shaw and Music with Christopher Newton
$40+HST Christopher Newton, former Shaw Festival Artistic Director, brings back the wit and wisdom of George Bernard Shaw’s critical music reviews. The program features works by composers that Shaw reviewed during his tenure as a music critic for London’s The Star, writing under the pen name Corno di Bassetto (Basset Horn).
André Laplante
$45+HST Renowned Canadian pianist André Laplante is universally hailed as one of the great romantic pianists of the age. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. This year, he brings the music of Schubert, Liszt and Chopin to Niagara.
The Fitzgeralds
$30+HST Featuring 3-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique sibling act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing, originating from Ottawa-Valley, Celtic, and Old-time styles. The rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.
Bonjour – Taste of Stradivari
$30+HST Cameron Crozman performs an exciting program displaying the varied and complex characteristics of one of the best Stradivari cellos in the world. Paul Kim and Min Jung Kim also lead Music Niagara Performance Academy students in performances of Vivaldi violin concertos.
Everything Beethoven…
$45+HST “Canada’s national treasure” (TheWholenote.com), André Laplante returns and joins forces with Atis Bankas and the CamerAtis Ensemble for an all-Beethoven program.
Thorold Reed Band
The Thorold Reed Band
Free - One of the oldest concert bands in Canada, they have performed a regular summer concert series since 1851. With nearly 50 members from across Niagara, this band is a full ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion.
Christopher Hall
Laugh with Christopher Hall
$40+HST Accompanied by a string quartet, Christopher Hall (clarinet) delights people with beautiful music while making them laugh!

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Music Niagara Performance Academy

Skill –based, practical activities to enhance the concert stage, competitions, auditions – and personal confidence

Master classes with world class artists

Taught by Shaw Festival alumni and ensemble with opportunities to learn from internationally acclaimed musicians.

Opportunities for public performances

Good performances come from skill, discipline and determination.

To learn more about this unique program and opportunities,

please contact:

Barbara Worthy, Academy Director  905 468 0092

Sarah Lynch, Executive Director  905 468 5566

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