10 Must-See Concerts at the 37th Season of the Festival of the Sound

1. Classics by Candlelight – “A gala evening that brings together great music, visual art, fine food and wine fots tree greenwith good friends in the beautiful setting of the Charles W. Stockey Festival Performance Hall. Between courses, some of your favourite musicians offer short concerts. The elegant full-course dinner with wine is served at tables for eight.” Limited availability, so get your tickets now! Friday, July 15th @ 5:30 PM - $150.00 + HST

2. Opera Gala – “An Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theatre Extravaganza with rousing choruses and arias from the enchanting works of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Bizet, Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hamerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan and other greats! Our Opera Gala, always one of the Festival’s most popular events, is even grander this year with the inclusion of the Elmer Iseler Singers.” Limited availability, so get your tickets now! Sunday, July 17th - @ 7:30 PM $37-$47 + HST

3. Sir Wilfrid Laurier at 175 – “In celebration of the 175thAnniversary of the birth of Canada’s seventh Prime Minister, this concert features artists who are regular performers at the Festival of the Sound and teach at Wilfrid Laurier University.” Wednesday, July 20th @ 7:30 PM - $34-$42 + HST

4. Classically Ellington – “The annual cabaret concert celebrates the timeless music of Duke Ellington, composer, pianist and bandleader, who is widely considered the most influential voice in 20th century jazz. Pianist Gene DiNovi hosts the evening with James Campbell, Drew Jurecka, Dave Young and Glenn Anderson. Seating will be at tables for eight with dessert and refreshments served.” Saturday, July 23rd @ 7:30 PM - $62 + HST

5. Chopin & Tchaikovsky – “Introducing Charles Richard-Hamelin, recent prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw. Includes the accompaniment of Trio Hochelaga.” Thursday, July 28th @ 7:30 PM - $34-$42 + HST

6. Canadian Songbook – “Words Around the Waist will be performing music by Canadian women songwriters including Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray. This concert will take place at Canadore College on their deck.” Friday, July 29th @ 3:30 PM - $25 + HST

7. Toronto All-Star Big Band – “The music of the Big Bands of the 1930’s and ‘40’s holds a special place in the hearts of many. This music inspired millions through the Great Depression and World War II. These vibrant young musicians revive the spirit and sound of the golden age of big bands.” This event sells out every year, so get your tickets now! Sunday, July 31st @ 7:30 PM - $37-$47 + HST

8. Children’s Corner – “Relive your musical Childhood with Festival pianists and Stockey Young Artists Charissa Vandikas and Linda Ruan.” Tuesday, August 2nd @ 3:30 PM - $19-$27 + HST

9. My Favourite Chopin – “Janina Fialkowska celebrates her 65th birthday with a gift of her favourite pieces by Chopin.” Friday, August 5th @ 7:30 PM - $37-$47 + HST

10. Piano Finale – “Festival of the Sound’s 37th Season will be closing with a performance by the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, featuring Janina Fialkowska and the Anagnoson and Kinton piano duo.” Sunday, August 7th @ 2:30 PM - $37-$47 + HST

This guest post was provided by Robert Vincent, Marketing Officer at the Festival of the Sound.

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