Syrene Saxophone Quartet
The seductive saxophone quartet from Amsterdam returns! This charismatic group, comprised of young Dutch women, subscribes to the performance credo, “fresh and sweet, but with a bite”, will perform a sparkling display of saxophone pyrotechnics that deliver new insight into the classics and beyond.
Young Virtuosos 2
Witness the future of classical music in this showcase of endearing vitality and exciting young talent. Now in its sixth year, the Music Niagara Performance Academy offers a unique artist development program for exceptional young musicians. Many of these students have continued in their careers to earn national and international recognition.
Collaborative Event with TD Niagara Jazz Festival – Joe Trio
A well-chosen mix of jazz and classical music emphasizes Music Niagara Festival’s collaboration with TD Niagara Jazz Festival, performed by the Joe Trio. With an air of comedy, the Joe Trio has been delighting audiences across the globe since 1989, and is not afraid to mix styles in unpredictable, humorous, and captivating ways.
Wine & Music with an Italian theme: Gould String Quartet
Wine & Music with an Italian theme: Gould String Quartet Our resident ensemble, the Gould String Quartet, is comprised of Atis Bankas, violin, Vera Alekseeva, violin, Anna Antropova, viola, and Jonathan Tortolano, cello. They will allure audiences with an Italian program by Donizetti, Puccini, and Verdi. Tickets start at $35 + taxes and fees, order early for the best price!
Timothy Chooi, violin
Rising star and one of the most in-demand young musicians in Canada, Timothy Chooi will perform an enchanting classical program on the beautiful 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius, as a winner of the Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition. Chooi’s debut with the Montreal Symphony was described by La Presse as “le miracle”.
Sundays in the Park: Young Virtuosos 3
Students of the Music Niagara Performance Academy Witness the future of classical music in this showcase of endearing vitality and exciting young talent. Now in its sixth year, the Music Niagara Performance Academy offers a unique artist development program for exceptional young musicians. Many of these students have continued in their careers to earn national and international recognition. YOUR DONATIONS TO THIS FREE CONCERT WILL BE USED IN SUPPORT OF THE MUSIC NIAGARA PERFORMANCE ACADEMY Free Concert!
Exosphere: Tom Allen Show
A brand new show set in a distant century, above a parched world, where life is reduced to its molecular truth — and where bonding together is the only means of survival. Music by JS Bach, Hugh Le Caine, GF Handel, Caroline Lizotte and original music by the cast. Features harpist Lori Gemmell, sound designer and guitarist John Gzowski, dancer Julie Aplin, soprano Patricia O’Callaghan and writer/narrator Tom Allen.
Paris Connection: Sofya Gulyak, piano with Victoria Kogan, piano
Paris Connection: Sofya Gulyak, piano with Victoria Kogan, piano A beautiful French program played by two of the greatest pianists of our time. First-prize winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition and named “la grande dame du piano” by La Scène magazine, Sofya Gulyak will perform works by Frank, Faure and Ravel. Joined in the second half by pianist Victoria Kogan, this performance is sure to be one of the most memorable female piano duos you will ever hear.…
All Beethoven: Andrew Wan, violin & Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Enjoy music by one of the youngest concertmasters of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, violinist Andrew Wan and international star from Quebec, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, winner of the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman prize at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Featuring Sonatas by Beethoven for Violin and Piano.