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 15

8:00 p.m.: The Nepean All-City Jazz Band “30th Anniversary Concert”, directed by Neil Yorke-Slader with guest soloists Pat LaBarbera (sponsored by Humber College). Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

TUESDAY, MAY 16

6:00 & 8:00 p.m.: The Humber College Faculty Band (sponsored by Humber College Faculty of Music) directed by Denny Christianson, with guest soloist Kirk MacDonald, and featuring a guest appearance by Pearl drummer Will Kennedy  from the Yellowjackets.  Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

6:00 & 8:00 p.m.: The Eastman Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Mark Scatterday.  Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

THURSDAY, MAY 18

3:00 pm.: Thomastik-Infeld Canadian String Orchestra directed by Maestro Michael Gilbert. Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

6:00 p.m.: The Ellison Canadian Honour Choir (sponsored by Ellison Travel and Tours) directed by Scott Leithead. Redeemer Bible Church, 3017 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls.

8:00 p.m.: The Vertical Voices directed by Greg Jasperse, Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 19

1:30 p.m.: The Awards Ceremony, hosted by MusicFest’s Associate Director Neil Yorke-Slader, will take place prior to Friday’s Honour Ensemble Concerts. Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

2:30 p.m.: The National Youth Jazz Combo (sponsored by Humber College) directed by 2015 Juno Award Winner Kirk MacDonald (sponsored by Humber College). Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

4:30 p.m.: The Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band (sponsored by Conn-Selmer Corporation) directed by Alex Dean ( sponsored by Humber College). Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

8:00 p.m.: The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, (sponsored by Denis Wick, London) directed by Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay. Featuring the Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble (sponsored by Woodshed Percussion and Dream Cymbals with the support of Adams Percussion and Pearl Drums), directed by Andy Morris.  Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls.

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