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 14

8:00 p.m.:  HUMBER PAT METHENY PROJECT,  Directed by Ted Quinlan, with special guest artist Alex Dean (tenor saxophone). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

8:00 p.m.:  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA, directed by Gordon Foote, with special guest artist Mike Murley.  Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

6:30 & 8:30 p.m.:  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FESTIVAL WINDS, directed by Dr. Gillian MacKay.  MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

3:30 pm.: THOMASTIK-INFELD CANADIAN STRING ORCHESTRA, directed by Maestro Michael Gilbert.  Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W.

7:00 p.m.:  ILLUMINI HAMILTON CHILDREN’S CHOIR, directed by Zimfira Poloz.  Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St W.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

1:30 p.m.:  MUSICFEST AWARDS CEREMONY, featuring the National Youth Jazz Combo, directed by Kirk MacDonald.  Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.

2:30 p.m.:   NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMBO, directed by Kirk MacDonald.   Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.

3:30 p.m.:  ELLISON CANADIAN HONOUR CHOIR, directed by Scott Leithead.  Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W.

4:30 p.m.:  CONN-SELMER CENTERSTAGE JAZZ BAND directed by Gordon Foote.  Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.

8:00 p.m.:  DENIS WICK CANADIAN WIND ORCHESTRA, directed by Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay , featuring the WOODSHED CANADIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, directed by Andy Morris.  Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.

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