At Home Series

Presented by Music Niagara

Music Niagara is proud to present . . .

2020 | At Home Concert Series

In March, 2020, Music Niagara was ready to announce over 30 concerts, including the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, as his music elevates the human spirit and increases our resistance to darkness and adversity.

In the new virtual realm, we are excited to present Music Niagara’s new At Home Series from July 26th- October 12th. Watch each performance for free on our website. Just go to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL or  the WATCH LIVE page on our menu or click here. 

Beethoven 250th Anniversary
Emma - Violin - Performance Academy

The Performance Academy

Music Niagara

Music Niagara’s Performance Academy offers a unique summer experience for specially gifted young performers, unlike anything they can gain in other summer programs. Now in its seventh year, Music Niagara’s Performance Academy mentors emerging young musicians to learn and to express themselves as artists.

The Academy is unique in its approach to music. Our young performers learn through experience. They participate in a full spectrum of the performance arts offered by professional artists and ensemble and alumni members of the Shaw Festival Theatre

Broadcaster Julie Nesrallah

Great Debate

The Great Debate features:

The Great Debate LIVE features: Tom Allen, author, and CBC broadcaster, Robert Harris, music journalist, writer, teacher and broadcaster, Peter Hall, (mostly) retired radio host; and special guest appearance from soprano and broadcaster Julie Nesrallah and William Littler, music critic and speaker.  Watch as they face off in a lively debate on a favourite topic: Ludwig Beethoven. This is a rare chance to hear prominent experts debate one of the greatest composers of all time.The Great Debate will feature musical illustrations from Victoria Kogan (piano) and Atis Bankas (violin). 

Atis Banks Beethoven

Ludwig in Vienna  – Three Pearls

A glimpse into Beethoven’s musical development as reflected in three sonatas for piano and violin

In tribute and recognition of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven who lived in Vienna most of his adult life, Atis Bankas (violin) and Victoria Kogan (piano) perform three sonatas for piano and violin, each to an extent reflective of Beethoven’s creative evolution.

Opus 12, No. 1 (1798) is elegantly and happily classical in form and sound, but already distinctly in his voice. Op.30 No.6 (1801-2) has the maturity, melody and grace that we associate with his other well-known sonatas for these two instruments, the ‘Kreutzer” and the “Spring’, both composed in the same period. The third sonata, Opus 96, No.10 (1812), exudes warmth and sadness, and a hint of resignation to a fate that decreed his deafness, driving his music to the heights and darker reaches not evident in his earlier works.

About Music Niagara

Music Niagara presents world-class, diverse music experiences in unique and intimate settings that connect the community and beyond, educate and inspire audiences and artists, and enhance Niagara-on-the-Lake’s rich heritage and culture. 

We believe that by working in collaboration with community partners we can enrich the cultural life of the community and its visitors.

Sponsor our At Home Series

For 22 years, Music Niagara Festival has brought world-class, diverse music experiences to intimate settings in Niagara-on-the-Lake each summer. In our new virtual realm, Music Niagara will bring the spirit of our 2020 season through our new At Home Series.

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors of Music Niagara’s At Home Series who have helped us maintain the breadth and quality of artistic programming during this difficult time.


Music Niagara Venues

Niagara Wineries, St. Mark’s Church, Vintage Hotels and more!

Music Niagara matches each musical performance with a unique and intimate setting in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Audiences are able to combine their enjoyment of great music with a deeper appreciation of Niagara’s rich heritage history and its cultural offerings.