Final Week

Our final weekend of the 2017 Festival.

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Tickets are also avalable at the Shaw Festival Box Office:

Canada’s Best will perform at St. Mark’s this Friday

We are all looking forward to the last of our Friday concerts for 2017.
Guido Basso, Dave Young, Terry Clark and John Sherwood
This week we will be at St. Mark’s, 41 Byron Street
Time 7:30 pm.

St. John String Quartet – bonus opening act.

The Saint John String Quartet concert starts at 7:30 but….

BONUS – OPENING ACT – 6:30 pm – A Trio of Premieres.

Come early and enjoy three brand new works by Canadian composers: Dimitriy Varelas,  Jim Hiscott and Mark Richards.
The Saint John String Quartet, one of Canada’s longest established string quartets will be performing with Richard Hornsby – clarinet and saxophone.

Ian McGimpsey Trio: The Future of Canadian Jazz
One last concert at the Epicurean Bistro.
Showtime 9:30

Tickets are available for dinner packages or for show-only. Enjoy an evening of cool jazz on the prettiest patio in town.

Karakoro: Japanese Dancers and Drummers
Show starts at 12:00 noon

Our free concerts in Simcoe Park are always a crowd-pleaser. These colourful dancers from Japan return again to entertain us at noon on Sunday. Bring a lawn-chair and a picnic and enjoy!

Closing Gala with Quartetto Gelato
Starting at 5:00

with a premiere of a new Canadian work by Dmitriy and Anatolyi Varelas, Taste of Freedom for String Quartet and Accordion .

We will celebrate the conclusion of our 2017 Festival with a reception at intermission.

“Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato.”

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August News

Music Notes…
Week 4

We’re at the far turn (forgive the racing analogy!), with some wonderful music still ahead. This weekend’s highlights include…

Joel Quarrington
Rossini: Eat, Hear and Be Merry
August 5, 6:00pm St. Mark’s Church

Juno award winning, and world-renown contrabassist Joel Quarrington brings an all-Rossini  program to St. Mark’s. Also featuring Carole Sirois, cello. Tickets to the show include a Rossini-inspired reception at intermission—Rossini himself was an avid gastronomist who created many of his own recipes. Concert introduction with James Wegg.

Jonathan Crow and Peter Chiu
Confederation Celebration
August 6, 4:00pm St. Mark’s Church

Jonathan Crow (violin) and Philip Chiu (piano) help celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with a program of music from the Founding Fathers (Britain and France) along with Canada’s own Healey Willan. Also includes music by Debussy, Elgar and Ravel. Concert introduction with James Wegg.

Philip Chiu & Jonathan Crow
Philip Chiu & Jonathan Crow
Robert Silverman
An Afternoon with Robert Silverman
August 7, 2:00pm St. Mark’s Church

A festival favourite for many years, Robert Silverman returns to perform music by Beethoven and Chopin.

Help Music Niagara Thrive…

The Music Niagara family is tremendously indebted to our sponsors. We rely on the largesse of over a hundred individuals and businesses to present Atis’ exceptional music, in our intimate venues, at reasonable prices. 

Each year, as many as 30% of our sponsors, make their commitment during the Festival. So, if you’re enjoying this season and want to ensure we continue to have such wonderful performances in our community, let us know you want to contribute. Contact Ginny Green at or donate online now.

Golf Tournament Registration Open!
Register Now!

Tournament will be held on Wednesday September 20th at Niagara on the Lake Golf Club

Price is $150 / $110 if you are a NOTL GC Member
Dinner only guests are welcome–$50
Targeting mixed foursomes, but also welcoming men’s foursomes and ladies foursomes
Our goal is 60 golfers, or 15 foursomes
Lots of prizes!

Playing golf. Golf club and ball. Preparing to shot

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