Concert Season

    • 2018 - 2019
      Blazing Fiddles

      Blazing Fiddles

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

      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!

      Ensemble Vivant

      Ensemble Vivant

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

      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.

      Henderson-Kolk Duo

      Henderson-Kolk Duo

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

      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 says they are “ of the most spectacular classical guitar duos performing today."

      The Canadian Men’s Chorus

      The Canadian Men’s Chorus

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

      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.

      Please note that this concert will include a vocal class for male singers in the afternoon.

    • 2017 - 2018
      Duo Concertante

      Duo Concertante

      October 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

      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

      Voice of a Nation

      November 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

      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

      Metropolitan Silver Band

      Event Postponed due to weather,
      to be rescheduled

      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.

      The Broadsway Show


      May 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

      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!

    • 2016 - 2017
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      Tom Allen
      Bohemians in Brooklyn

      October 16, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

      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.

      Joe Trio

      November 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

      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

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      Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson

      April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

      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

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      The Canadian Men’s Chorus

      May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

      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.

    • 2015 - 2016
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      A Little Wind Music

      October 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

      A Little Wind Music, led by Rita Arendz, opens our season with a repertoire of light classical and contemporary music. This chamber-sized wind ensemble, founded by Arendz in 2009, is known for its engaging style and interaction with its audiences.
      In the course of her musical career, not only has Arendz been a free-lance horn player, a private teacher, and a clinician, but also a conductor in England, France, Holland, United States, and Canada. A Little Wind Music is a double woodwind quintet.

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      The Weston Silver Band

      November 14 2015, 7:30 p.m.

      Join Weston Silver Band (WSB), Canada’s award-winning British-style Brass Band, for one of the band’s most popular concerts celebrating the incredible music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and featuring solos performed by their own virtuoso members.
      From The Beatles to Danny Boy to Rule Britannia, there’s something for everyone when you see the WSB!
      The WSB  is currently ranked in the top 200 Brass Bands worldwide, and the top ten in North America in the very competitive world of Brass Bands. 
      Featuring a varied program of audience favourites, don’t miss this acclaimed ensemble, renowned for their exciting concerts and dazzling soloists!
      We are very pleased that each concert will include a 30 minute performance by a local youth musician.

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      Mauro Bertoli

      April 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

      Mauro Bertoli is an Italian-Canadian who has lived in Ottawa since 2009. After receiving the first prize in several international and national piano competitions, he has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity.
      John Terauds of the Toronto Star describes having been dazzled by (the) up- and-coming pianist ...with absolutely flawless technique and deep musicality." Richard Haskell of The Whole Note ranks him with such Italian virtuosos as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Maurizio Pollini.

      "It has come to pass as Mauro shared with us on stage in April; he has received another prestigious international award. Bravo Mauro!"
      Ottawa pianist recognized with prestigious international award for classical music

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      The Elmer Iseler Singers

      May 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

      The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, is a twenty-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, it is one of Canada's most illustrious professional choral ensembles. The choir has built an enviable international reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and more than fifty recordings.

      Known for their unique beauty of sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life an exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music. From 1997 to 2007 the EIS was the professional Choir-In-Residence through the Elmer Iseler Chair at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. For three decades, this organization has been a leader in excellence of choral singing, in creation and performance of new works and in touring, broadcasting, recording and performing throughout the small and large centres of Ontario, Canada and the U.S.

      CDs and books may be ordered directly from the Elmer Iseler Singers
    • 2014 - 2015
      Lance Anderson

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      Canadian Guitar Quartet
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      Wolak - Donnelly Duo
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      Canadian Men's Chorus

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    • 2013 - 2014

      Bertoli and White,
      back by popular demand!

      Mauro Bertoli
      Kevin White
      A Mélange of Melodramas,
      Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 8:00
      Mauro Bertoli and Kevin White present an eclectic mix of music and narration. The narrations range from lighthearted, imaginative works to deeply romantic and sometimes grim, but always dramatic, legends. Interspersed with these narrations, Mauro Bertoli will heighten the ambiance with a dazzling array of piano solos by Erik Satie, Franz Liszt, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Robert Schumann and Richard Strauss.


      Bravura! - Lawrence Cotton, George Masswohl and Curtis Sullivan
      Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
      Formed in January 2010, Bravura is comprised of
      three of our country's finest leading male voices from musical theatre, jazz and opera: Lawrence Cotton, George Masswohl and Curtis Sullivan. Bravura's repertoire ranges from classic Broadway and pop, to Italian folk and classical. Bravura thrill with their scorching passionate, frequently funny and always exciting blend of Canada's finest baritone voices.

      Sonic Escape Trio

      Sonic Escape
      Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
      Sonic Escape is a flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates that uses the whole performer - fingers, mind, voice & story - to reshape the live music experience.
      These virtuosos have traveled the world in diverse roles such as soloing at Carnegie Hall, fiddle-dancing in Riverdance, jamming with Beale Street blues bands and playing rock clubs. Whether performing one of their original works or a masterpiece from classical and world music repertoire, Sonic Escape performs as though it's the last note they'll ever play for the best friend they'll ever make!

      We Welcome Back George Gao!

      George Gao
      Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
      Hailed as one of the most exciting,
      innovative and respected erhu masters today, George is an enthusiast of many musical styles. He has pioneered the development of new music for the erhu, fusing traditional Chinese music with jazz, western, classical, New Age, and other ethnic music from different world cultures. This will be an exciting and dramatic concert to wrap up our 2013-2014 series!

    We are very pleased that each concert will include a 30 minute performance by local youth musicians.

    Come! Be Part of a Great Musical Tradition!

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