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 2018-2019 Concert Season Lineup!


Sat. July 14, 2018

This summer, our fundraising concert performer will be Pavlo and his Mediterranean guitar music! Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, an internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including the 2015 Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira, and the 2009 Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez. This will be an exciting and very moving concert, not to be missed!

(This Christmas concert is not included in our 2018/2019 subscription series and is a rescheduled event from April 2018)

Metropolitan Silver Band

Sun. Nov. 25, 2018 @ 2:00pm

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.

September 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Blazing Fiddles

Gravenhurst Opera House

The Blazing Fiddles are a foot stomping, bow hair shredding, high energy fiddle group, consisting of two violins, piano, and upright bass. They have been performing on the Grand River near Caledonia for close to 20 years, delighting audiences from all over the world. The Blazing Fiddles perform a wide variety of music, from fiery classical numbers, to jazz and showtune classics, and of course fiddle music from Canada, Ireland, Scotland and America. Come and enjoy the music, if you can stand the heat!

November 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Ensemble Vivant

Gravenhurst Opera House

Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star), receives accolades internationally and is a favourite wherever the group performs. Since its inception over 25 years ago, Ensemble Vivant has been a pioneer in the piano chamber music world, championing exciting, innovative programming ranging from classical to Latin and other jazz styles. Ensemble Vivant’s 12 recordings are heard on radio around the world. Led by pianist/artistic director Catherine Wilson, Ensemble Vivant is also known for its depth of artistry, passionate, virtuosic interpretations and engaging stage presence.

April 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Henderson-Kolk Duo

Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst

Henderson-Kolk Duo have established themselves as one of North America's premier classical guitar duos. Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk met at the University of Toronto. They quickly cultivated a musical chemistry that has resulted in a dynamic and exciting performance style. As soloists they have combined for nine international competition prizes. As a duo they have performed throughout Canada and the United States and made their international debut at the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Cervo, Italy in 2006. In 2011 they performed and adjudicated at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America convention in Columbus Georgia. Much of the duo's energy has been directed towards arranging music for two guitars.” Bradford Werner of This Classical Guitar.com says they are “...one of the most spectacular classical guitar duos performing today."

May 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The Canadian Men’s Chorus

Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst

Under the artistic direction of Greg Rainville, the Canadian Men's Chorus, is a highly accomplished men’s chamber choir, performing from the classical repertoire and other genres. The Canadian Men's Chorus is noted for its beautiful sound, exciting and varied performances and the ability to take audiences on an emotional journey.  They present high calibre, professional performances of classical repertoire, traditional and contemporary, with a focus on music that reflects Canadian culture and on creating new Canadian music.

Dear Muskoka Concert Association Members and other Music Lovers

2 ways you can help...

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 Obscuredharrop and get in touch.
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, 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:

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.
Flyer Distribution - distribute flyers around town or at the market.
Pre-Concert Set Up - put out posters and flyers on the tables in the Trillium Court prior to each concert.
Donation Jar Attendant - look after the cookie donation jar during concerts.
Concert Photographer - take a handful of photos of the concert including pre & post concert reception.
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 and next!

Henderson-Kolk Duo
Sat. April. 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

Henderson-Kolk Duo have established themselves as one of North America's premier classical guitar duos. Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk met at the University of Toronto.

The Canadian Men’s Chorus
Sat. May 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

Under the artistic direction of Greg Rainville, the Canadian Men's Chorus, is a highly accomplished men’s chamber choir, performing from the classical repertoire and other genres.
Tickets: Adults $32 | Students $7 | Group $27

Diane Harrop, MCA president

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295 Muskoka Road South, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1J1

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