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St. Mark’s Church

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41 Byron St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada

CONCERTS at St. Mark’s Church

St. Mark’s celebrates its 225th anniversary in 2017!

Known for its splendorous historic beauty and its acoustic sound, it is one of  the best concert halls in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

St. Mark’s Church was originally built by 1810. Burned during the War of 1812, reconstruction began shortly thereafter returning it to its original splendour by 1828.  LEARN MORE

PARKING: parking is available on the street around the St. Mark’s Church area.

DIRECTIONS: 41 Byron St. In the Old Town, between King and Wellington, across the park from the Prince of Wales Hotel.

St. Mark's Anglican Church

Opening Gala: Countermeasure

Date

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$50 +

RECEPTION

$15 + HST

Reception available at 3:00 pm prior to the concert

Smooth harmonies, joyful performances and infectious energy. Get ready for next-level a cappella with Countermeasure! Featuring some of Canada’s top young vocal talent, the group delivers a magical and memorable musical experience that has earned critical and public acclaim. Opening Gala reception to start at 3:00 PM.

Paris Connection: Odin String Quartet featuring Victoria Kogan, piano and Atis Bankas, violin

Date

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$45 +

The Toronto-based Odin String Quartet will delight audiences with a variety of French compositions sure to inspire with special appearances by renowned pianist Victoria Kogan and violinist Atis Bankas – Artistic Director of Music Niagara – in Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.

Paris Connection: Janina Fialkowska, piano

Date

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$40 +

For more than 40 years the renowned concert pianist, Janina Fialkowska, has enchanted audiences around the world with her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound. Fialkowska will be performing a nostalgic program of pieces, which connect to Paris and the first 18 years of her musical life.

Young Virtuosos 1

Date

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admittance

Pay-What-You-Can

Young Virtuosos 1 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

Last Night of the Proms

Date

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$45 +

It’s the most famous annual concert series in classical music — the Proms! Featuring popular classics and British patriotic pieces such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule, Britannia!, The British Grenadiers March, and many more. No doubt, many will sing-along to these wonderful British favourites. Performed by the Niagara Proms Orchestra with a special guest appearance by Kerry Stratton, this will be an evening to be anticipated! British flags and costumes encouraged.

Young Virtuosos 2

Date

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admittance

Pay-What-You-Can

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.

Timothy Chooi, violin

Date

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$40 +

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”.

Paris Connection: Sofya Gulyak, piano with Victoria Kogan, piano

Date

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$45 +

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

Date

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$40 +

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.

Gypsy Fire: Pavel Sporcl, violin

Date

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$40 +

The program entitled “Gypsy Fire”, will dazzle you with amazing “Czech Paganini” music by Pavel Šporcl on his incredible blue violin. As a rare occurrence in the classical world, Šporcl performs unaccompanied, and allows his violin to consume the space immensely.

Cuban Night: Hilario Duran

Date

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$45 +

Juno nominated for his album “Contumbao”, Hilario Durán is going back to his roots to take us on a trip to Cuba: where every era has seen new musical revolutions, influencing the way music has been played across the world. Experience the tradition of Afro-Cuban music with mojitos and appetizers in hand!

Around Bach: Ilya Poletaev, piano with Emma Meinrenken, violin

Date

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets Starting At

$40 +

A musician with a fiercely inquisitive mind, impeccable technique and an intensely poetic vision; the incredible pianist Ilya Poletaev will delight audiences with a variety of Bach, Baroque contemporaries, and composers inspired by Bach. This concert will also feature the extraordinary Emma Meinrenken, violin, former student of Music Niagara’s Performance Academy and the winner of an incredible Stradivarius on loan from the Canada Council Instrument Bank.

Season Finale: All Beethoven

Date

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets Starting At

$50 +

Reception

$15 + HST

Reception to follow the concert

Come celebrate with us at our Season Finale and Closing Reception. In anticipation of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary next year, we will present an All Beethoven program. Performed by Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition winners Bora Kim, violin, and Cameron Crozman, cello, along with violist Ivan Ivanovich, the concert will feature French cellist Damien Ventula, pianist Victoria Kogan, and violinist Atis Bankas in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto accompanied by members of the CamerAtis ensemble.

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