Guest concerts

Be part of the music, and music becomes part of your life

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 17

NOON:  YORK UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO, directed by Sundar Viswanathan. Department of Music, York University.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

NOON:  THE HUMBER EXPERIENCE, directed by Mike Downes.  Department of Music, York University.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

NOON:  TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, directed by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.  Department of Music, York University.

THURSDAY, MAY 20

NOON:  FREEPLAY (Suba Sankaran & Dylan Bell). Department of Music, York University.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

10:30 a.m.:  MUSICFEST AWARDS CEREMONY, featuring the Humber National Youth Jazz Combo, directed by Kirk MacDonald.  Department of Music, York University.

11:30 a.m.:   HUMBER NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMBO, directed by Kirk MacDonald. Department of Music, York University.

11:30 a.m.:  ELLISON CANADIAN HONOUR CHOIR, directed by Scott Leithead. Department of Music, York University.

1:30 p.m.:  THOMASTIK-INFELD CANADIAN STRING ORCHESTRA, directed by Donnie Deacon. Department of Music, York University.

4:00 p.m.:  CONN-SELMER CENTERSTAGE JAZZ BAND directed by Christine Jensen. Department of Music, York University.

6:30 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.  Special guest Tom McCaslin, tuba. Department of Music, York University.

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