An artist "so genuinely interesting to listen to, one forgets how good her technique is" , violinist Nancy Dahn has created an international career with pianist/husband Timothy Steeves. His solo performances have been praised for their expressiveness, beautiful sense of line and nuance, and stunning colour.
Voice of a Nation is a collaborative family concert featuring indigenous artists. Presented by the Toronto Concert Orchestra led by Kerry Stratton, in recognition of Canada's 150th year, this concert highlights Métis music and poetry sung by indigenous artists and the Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Elementary School choir from Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
Metropolitan Silver Band. Founded in 1931, this lively band plays only brass and percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes classics, marches, selections from the great musicals, religious works, pop, and contemporary pieces.
Broadsway. . . Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah and Julie Michels combine their musical experience in a show that is eclectic, funny and very musical! Their repertoire ranges from jazz and theatre, to pop and classical... all delivered with passion, power, poignancy, and plenty of humour!
Tom Allen, famous as the host of Shift on CBC Radio 2, and his musical friends have put together a concert of chamber music and story telling set in wartime Brooklyn which involves a potent mix of cabaret, social history, very juicy gossip, glorious music and fun.
More than virtuosi on piano, cello and violin, the Trio’s members are fantastic performers who engage the audience in a way few classical musicians can. Amply witty, charming, and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.
Cameron Wilson -- arrangement and violin
Allen Stiles -- storytelling and piano
Charles Inkman -- cello
Known internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, recitalists and fashionistas Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few celebrate a passionate musical friendship on stage with every performance. “Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation, and infectious high spirits; it's obvious they're having a blast.”
All Music Guide, 2007
Guy Few -- trumpet, cornet and piano
Nadina Mackie Jackson -- bassoon
The CMC returns! As ever, they will present a high calibre, professional performance of classical repertoire, traditional and contemporary, with a focus on music that reflects Canadian culture and on creating new Canadian music.
This year marks the 66th season of the Muskoka Concert Association. Some of Canada's finest musical artists, both established and "stars of tomorrow", have come to our beautiful Opera House for the enjoyment of our enthusiastic audiences. The list continues to grow with another outstanding season in the wings for 2012 - 2013. Enhance your musical experience by meeting with the artists and enjoying refreshments in the Trillium Court after each concert. Please join us!