Collingwood Music Festival
With just one month to go until the 2023 Collingwood Music Festival, artistic director Daniel Wnukowski couldn’t be more excited.
“On the evening of Saturday 8th July we are thrilled to host yet another ‘historic first’ event in the town of Collingwood. Memorable concert along the shoreline of the iconic South Georgian Bay featuring special guest Jeremy Dutcher, the captivating two-minded Aboriginal singer, and the Orchestra of the National Academy of Canada, led by Maestro Alan Trudell. We are joined by our wonderful symphony orchestra,” said Vnukovsky.
An international Polaris and Juno Award-winning star, Dutcher will not only perform some of his most popular hits, but will also perform new songs from his latest album, Sukichinuwikku. For those in need, the festival offers advance tickets with options including a shuttle transfer from downtown Collingwood to the Millennium His Park and back to the first concert.
“We are thrilled to be able to meet the pent-up demand of our viewers this year, as well as our growing network of donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff. We are growing exponentially and expect some performances to sell out,” said Wnukovsky.
The remaining seven nights of concerts through July 15th will be held in the stunning acoustics of the fully accessible First Presbyterian Church. Performances there include Juno Award-nominated multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Benny Esguera and New Tradition music, which fuses spoken word, hip-hop and Colombian African indigenous “music”. You’ll see an exciting musical diversity of artists. The Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir, made up of his 45 soulful voices with a five-piece band, brings the story of the subway to life while drawing on cutting-edge gospel songs and Caribbean influences. Sing the music you received.
This year, two chamber music groups bring the unexpected to the stage. Deva, the principal player in his ensemble, whose members are all revered Toronto classics, has transformed his quartet from an acoustic his quartet playing Haydn into an electric string quartet with a drummer in clever arrangements. increase. From jazz he leaps through 1970s rock to today’s pop sounds such as Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, U2, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. From Montreal, he joins his 19 Juno Award-nominated Classical and Contemporary Collectiv 19, a slightly larger globe-trotting tour that combines the strength of an orchestra with the agility of a chamber ensemble. Full of infectious energy and vitality.
Three more prestigious classical and jazz concerts round out the line-up, with three-time Juno Award winner Griffon Trio and clarinetist James Campbell performing Olivier Messiaen’s seminal and mystical work Quartet for the End of Time. ” and premiered at the Nazi prisoner of war camp Stalag VIIIA. A playful classical and jazz jam featuring two renowned Canadian virtuosos, Daniel Vnukovsky on piano and Peter Stoll on clarinet and alto saxophone. Finally, on “Mad About the Boys,” acclaimed vocalist Addie Brown and her jazz her trio pay tribute to the iconic songwriting genius of Noel Coward, Cole Her Porter, and Kurt Her Wile. represents.
On July 5th, the festival will once again host a popular day of free outdoor music adventure activities for youngsters in the breathtaking natural grounds of Duntroon Highlands Golf Club. In fact, all concerts at the week-long festival are free for teenagers under the age of 16. Parents only need to register their children on the website in advance to attend the individual events mentioned above.
The Collingwood Music Festival runs from July 8-15. Tickets, including schedule and Gold Pass (to save money on the entire festival), are available at www.collingwoodfestival.com, as well as from the ticket office at (705) 416-1317.All concerts are from 7pm to 9pm