Feature Concerts

 

As part of the educational experience that is MusicFest, there are concerts in every idiom. These concerts feature professional musicians from all over North America as well as the MusicFest Canada Honour Ensembles comprised of the best young musicians in Canada.

When attending any one of these concerts, MusicFest Canada requests that all students and directors discuss the expectations pertaining to proper concert etiquette.

FEATURED ENSEMBLES AND EVENTS

MONDAY, MAY 15

12:30 p.m:  Masterclass/Concert with the Penderecki String Quartet (Laurier University), Stage A, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

7:30 p.m.:  TORONTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA, directed by Simon Rivard. Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

TUESDAY, MAY 16

12:30 p.m.:  Humber College Ensemble, Stage A, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

6:30 p.m.:  Tribute to Denny Christianson Concert featuring the DENNY CHRISTIANSON MEMORIAL BIG BAND, with special guest vocalist Ranee Lee.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

8:00 p.m.:  Tribute to Denny Christianson Concert featuring the DENNY CHRISTIANSON MEMORIAL BIG BAND, with special guest vocalist Ranee Lee.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

12:30 p.m.:  University of Toronto Ensemble, Stage A, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

6:30 p.m.:  CENTRAL BAND OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, directed by Captain Catherine Norris, Commanding Officer/Director of Music. Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

8:30 p.m.:  CENTRAL BAND OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, directed by Captain Catherine Norris, Commanding Officer/Director of Music. Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

 THURSDAY, MAY 18

12:30 p.m.:  York University Ensemble, Stage A, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

6:30 p.m.:  AUTORICKSHAW.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

8:30 p.m.:  YORK UNIVERSITY FACULTY ENSEMBLE & YORK MUSIC STUDENT WORKSHOP GROUP, directed by Sundar Viswanathan.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

FRIDAY, MAY 19

12:00 p.m.:  NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMBO, directed by Dr. Noam Lemish (York University). Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

1:30 p.m.:  ELLISON CANADIAN HONOUR CHOIR directed by Scott Leithead. Redeemer Bible Church.

3:00 p.m.:  THOMASTIK-INFELD CANADIAN STRING ORCHESTRA , directed by Donnie Deacon.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

5:30 p.m.:  CONN-SELMER CENTERSTAGE JAZZ BAND directed by Christine Jensen. Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

8:00 p.m.:  DENIS WICK CANADIAN WIND ORCHESTRA, directed by Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay , and the WOODSHED CANADIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, directed by Andy Morris.  Peller Estates Ballroom, Niagara Falls Convention Centre

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