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Muskoka Concert Association
A MUSKOKA TRADITION SINCE 1947
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Brett Polegato accompanied by Robert Kortgaard, Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2:30 pm at Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst.  The Sultans of String, Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:30pm at The Gravenhurst Opera House.               Seasons ticket holders from our last season will be honoured.                              

We Bring Classical Music to Life!

The Muskoka Concert Association began in 1947 under the sponsorship of the Gravenhurst Rotary Club.

Today the organization runs as a community-based association, directed by a volunteer board. It is one of the longest-running concert associations in Ontario.

The objectives of the Association are three-fold: to enhance the awareness and enjoyment of classical music for all age groups; to provide at a reasonable cost a variety of quality musical performances, accessible to all, in community facilities; and to endeavour to sponsor musical outreach events for students.

Some of Canada's finest artists who have appeared for the MCA include soprano Lois Marshall, bass Jan Rubes, contralto Maureen Forrester, tenor Jon Vickers, guitarist Liona Boyd, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, pianist Anton Kuerti, and the Aradia Ensemble.

Presenting our 2019-2020 Concert Season Lineup!

Dear Muskoka Concert Association Members and other Music Lovers
2 ways you can help...

  1. Volunteer
    The MCA is operated by a dedicated team of volunteers from your community. We currently have openings on the board of directors for the position of Treasurer and Publicity Co-ordinator. If you believe in the importance of live music and would like to make a difference in your community, please contact us via email and get in touch.
  2. Donate
    The MCA is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers that benefits greatly from financial and in-kind donations from businesses and individuals that believe in the importance of bringing world-class music to the community.

You will receive a official income tax receipt for all donations of $25.00 or more. Please mail your cheque or money order payable to “Muskoka Concert Association”.

Muskoka Concert Association
80 Evans Ave W
Gravenhurst, Ontario
P1P 1A6
President of the Muskoka Concert Association
Do you have a few minutes to spare? We need some help with a number of light tasks that take very little time. If you would like to lend a hand, we are looking for Friends of the Muskoka Concert Association to do the following:
  1. Concert Greeter - greet concert goers and ask them to sign up for email blasts about our concerts that include reminders and details about last minute changes.
  2. Flyer Distribution - distribute flyers around town or at the market.
  3. Pre-Concert Set Up - put out posters and flyers on the tables in the Trillium Court prior to each concert.
  1. Donation Jar Attendant - look after the cookie donation jar during concerts.
  2. Concert Photographer - take a handful of photos of the concert including pre & post concert reception.
  3. Refreshment Clean Up - helping the Andersons.
You may have noticed other things that would improve everyone’s theatre experience. Tell us and let us know how you can help. The most important things you can do is come to each concert and tell your friends to come too!
Here is a reminder of good things yet to come this year!
Brett Polegato, accompanied by Robert Kortgaard
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2:30 pm, at Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst.

Brett Polegato is one of Canada’s best baritone singers. He is equally comfortable on the concert or the opera stage. His musical ability has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics.
The Sultans of String
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:30pm at The Gravenhurst Opera House

The Sultans of String have been thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping music from Celtic reels to flamenco, to gypsy jazz and international rhythms.
As a special treat, Rand Simpson will be performing prior to the concert in the Trillium Room where MCAwill be serving cheese and fruit. Doors open for this special event are at 1:30, so make sure you plan to come early for this Christmas treat! As always there will be an opportunity to meet the Sultans after the concert.
Tickets: Adults $37
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Respectfully,
Diane Harrop, MCA president
All performances at The Gravenhurst Opera House or The Trinity United Church, Gravenhurst, Ontario
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The Sultans of String

featuring The Sultans of String
Rescheduled to
December 4, 2022 at 2:30 pm,

The Gravenhurst Opera House

As winter crests and the mercury falls, everyone from your taxi driver to the music supervisor at the mall starts running timeless hits like "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night." But for their Christmas Caravan show and album (which hit Billboard's World Music Charts and the New York Times Hits List), Canada's string wizards Sultans of String celebrate the holiday spirit with an adventurous musical trip around the world, featuring exuberant originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter's night.

Joining the Christmas Caravan this year is shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell.

From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, Silent Night, as well as a django-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells.

Christmas Caravan show is also a special awareness raising bash for the UNHCR

As fundraising partners with UNHCR, the band has raised over $10,000 from their community awareness efforts and UNHCR's 'tip boxes'.

"Helping refugees is a cause we care about deeply because more than 67 million refugees worldwide are in desperate need of our support. They have every right to live a safe and dignified life as much as we do", says Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient McKhool. "By supporting this show and partnership with the UNHCR, you are providing life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world."

"Chris McKhool and the boys are fantastic!"
Bob Ezrin (Producer, Pink Floyd. Peter Gabriel)

"Perfect, joyful music performed by perfect musicians"
The WholeNote

"An amazing worldbeat Christmas where even the tried and true is taken to such new and amazing lengths. Very hot stuff clearly made to chase the cold winter away."
Midwest Record, USA

"Canadian band Sultans of String keeps imaginative imperatives in overdrive for the entirety of Christmas Caravan, a generous pitch for global unity through the music of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. These five musicians have jubilantly recharged the classics with arrangements that demand attention. ★★★★
Downbeat, USA

"This one totally undoes any "bah, humbug" a jinglebelled-jaded deejay might feel!"
KZYX, California

Submission received, thank you!

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Brett Polegato

featuring BrettPolegato
accompanied by Robert Kortgaard

Rescheduled to
September 25, 2022 at 2:30 pm,
Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst

Brett Polegato's musical ability has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics. He is accompanied by Robert Kortgaard who is a favourite collaborator for many of Canada’s finest soloists and vocalists.

Submission received, thank you!

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