Barbra Lica

Saturday October 21, 2017

Show starts at 7.30pm

Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star on the Canadian music scene. Since her 2012 debut album release (That’s What I Do), she has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 5 Jazz singers by CBC host Tim Tamashiro, as well as one of 5 up-and-coming jazz artists in Toronto by blogTO. On October 21, Barbra will be presenting all new songs and stories from her latest album, “I’m Still Learning”, released October 2016 by Justin Time Records. Her show uniquely combines original songs with a vintage-pop feel and re-imagined standards from the era of Doris Day and Peggy Lee. She’ll be joined by a stellar band of jazz musicians from across Canada.

The Great Canadian Songbook

Saturday November 18, 2017

Show starts at 7.30pm

The Great Canadian Songbook is a show that highlights the greatest Canadian songs of the past and present, taking audiences on a musical journey from Bonavista to Vancouver Island! Drawing on a wide array of music and a variety of genres, performers Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly and Diyet combine stories, music and projections to provide the audience a stylistic overview of Canada’s greatest hits. The show features the music of Leonard Cohen, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Buffy St. Marie, Anne Murray & Stompin’ Ton Connors in addition to contemporary artists Sarah McLaughlin, Bare Naked Ladies and Blue Rodeo. It promises to be a truly Canadian experience!

Men of the Deeps

Saturday December 2, 2017

Show starts at 7.30pm

Men of the Deeps, North America’s only coal miners’ choir celebrates its 50th anniversary with its first ever solo Christmas tour. The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. Organized in 1966 as part of Cape Breton’s contribution to Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of that island’s coal mining communities.

In addition to its time-honoured performances of mining songs and stories, and reminiscences from its beloved Cape Breton Island, the choir will provide lots of special Yuletide surprises.

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers

Sunday January 14, 2018

Show starts at 2:00pm

Shane Cook & the Woodchippers have a deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario, yet the Woodchippers’ superbly crafted arrangements are a modern and exhilarating approach to fiddle tunes and dance. Led by Canadian and US National fiddle champion Shane Cook, and joined by National Step Dancing Champions Sarah Robinson and Kyle Waymouth, as well as singer/pianist Emily Flack, and guitarist/pianist Jake Charron, their performances will favour you with a wide range of styles from country to Celtic to swing and jazz.

BUZZ Brass Quintet

Sunday February 11, 2018

Show starts at 2.00pm

Buzz Brass Quintet – Preludes & Rhapsodies – This merry band of five musicians – Sylvain Lapointe and Frédéric Gagnon, trumpets; Pascal Lafrenière, horn; as well as Jason De Carufel and Sylvain Arseneau, trombones – join pianist extraordinaire Matt Herskowitz and the very talented harpist Valérie Milot to take on accessible classic works and thus offer a chamber-music concert that tackles a familiar repertoire in a brand-new light thanks to novel and daring arrangements. A many-hued show that packs a punch, with power gloved in finesse.

Collectif9

Friday March 2, 2018

Show starts at 7.30pm

Collectif9 – Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band, known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, is heralding a new age in genre-bending classical performance.The ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble for a unique experience. collectif9’s will be performing from their debut album, Volksmobiles, featuring folk-inspired music by Brahms, Bartók, Schnittke, and André Gagnon and also presents Canadian composer Geof Holbrook’s Volksmobiles, written for the ensemble. The group will also conduct a student workshop with Centennial students, in the afternoon.

Past Performances

Piano Chameleons w/Special Guest Oliver Jones

Saturday October 22, 2016

An electrifying duo-duel of pianists formed by Matt Herskowitz and John Roney. Two grand pianos and facing each other. Classical music and jazz merge in a burst of virtuosity! This unique show concept invites the audience to attend a concert where two pianos clash, speak and complete each other in a fusion of classical and jazz music.

Undisputed masters of improvisation, these two virtuosos take pleasure in revisiting jazz standards and great classics pieces to bring it in new trails. Guest artist: Juno Award winner Oliver Jones, disciple and friend of Oscar Peterson, is going Piano Chameleons for this show.

Johannes Linstead ~ Guitar of Fire!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year” and JUNO nominee Johannes Linstead and his group bring their tropical sounds to Welland as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion, grooving bass, soulful accordion, and Spanish guitar magic!

The concert will feature music from their multi-award winning albums that have topped the Billboard charts in the US and have been used in many popular TV shows, like Californication, Pawn Stars, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Burn Notice, Person of Interest, and many more. In addition to fiery Spanish guitars the Johannes will be introducing the electric guitar to a few songs – think Carlos Santana meets Gipsy Kings.

Dirty Dishes

Saturday December 3, 2016

Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants harmony-driven roots trio. Their show consists of delicious harmonies, washboard, fiddle, guitar and use, sassy song writing and killer charm. Backed by their rhythm section “the Plate Rails” (Jay Boehner and Henry Heillig), the Dishes have spent almost ten years breaking hearts and soothing souls at theatres, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.

“A fun, witty, delightful band… the Dirty Dishes will have you laughing one minute, dancing another, and having so much fun with you, you will want more!”
– Julia Phillips, Blue Skies Music Festival

SWAN LAKE

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Sunday January 8, 2017

“Swan Lake is a dramatic and timeless production that showcases the extraordinary beauty of ballet in its purest form. Created by Bengt Jörgen, one of Canada’s most distinguished classical ballet choreographers as he returns to his roots with this production of grandeur, passion and hope.”

Bengt Jörgen re-visioned the classical and dramatic Swan Lake, adding a hint of Canadian heritage as is often a sign of his work. Jörgen re-imagined it in the picturesque seascape of the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

Millan & Faye: The Opera

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Opera Comedienne Kyra Millan and pianist Tina Faye invite you into the sublime and sublimely ridiculous world of Opera in a brilliantly funny, whirlwind concert full of operatic favourites and well-known classical tunes.

This unique show uses improvisational comedy and virtuosic musical performances to open the doors of opera to all audiences. Irreverent and witty, the show deconstructs operatic traditions, which make it as accessible as the popular, easy listening music it was written to be. Invited to performa four seasons running for the Canadian Opera Company, and to headline Harbourfront’s Voice and Strings Festival, Millan & Faye is for fans of comedy and music alike.

Ensemble Vivant

Saturday March 25, 2017

Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star) is a pioneer among piano chamber ensembles. For over 25 years the group has championed innovative, unique genre-diverse programming. Ensemble Vivant’s return to the Welland Port-Colborne Concert Series will feature a stunning array of jazz infused styles from Latin to Ragtime to the American Song Book and much more. This exciting, enduring group is also known for its passionate, virtuosic performances along with its fun and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages.

Galaxy Orchestra

In The Mood – A Tribute to Glenn Miller

Saturday October 24, 2015

in-the-mood-600x350This entertaining and dynamic show features outstanding musicianship and the legendary music of the most revered bandleader of all time. Glenn Miller’s famous music is authentically recreated by the 17-member Galaxy Orchestra along with songstress Robin Lea, The 4 Debonaires, singer Ian Jutsun and virtuoso clarinetist Ross Wooldridge.
A truck-load of performing talent on stage and memorable hits you’ll instantly recognize: In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, At Last, American Patrol, Tuxedo Junction, Little Brown Jug.

The National Acrobats and Circus of China

Peking Dreams

Friday, November 20, 2015

peking-dreams-600x350 Founded in 1958, The National Circus and Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China has been dedicated to the innovation of and excellence in the circus and acrobatic art creating  performances with distinctive Chinese national style and characteristics.

The company has won over twenty gold and silver medals and various other awards at international circus festivals and has toured to eighty countries around the world. Peking Dreams was performed for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and incorporates elements of acrobatics, Chinese circus and Peking opera that invites the audience into an artistic world full of history and wonder.

Emilie-Claire Barlow

Saturday December 12, 2015

emilie-claire-barlow-600x350Emilie-Claire Barlow, a Canadian vocal-jazz jewel, will treat us to material from her new album On A Clear Day, as well as material from her French album Seule ce Soir. In 2014, the album took home the JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

Accompanied by a stellar band of Canada’s top jazz musicians, Emilie-Claire will also include repertoire from her previous discs, including The Beat Goes On, inspired by popular music of the 60’s, reinvented in Barlow’s charming style. From Montreal to Tokyo, France’s Cote d’Azure to her home town of Toronto, Emilie-Claire continues to endear herself to critics, peers, and audiences everywhere, with her relaxed, polished demeanour, her charming humour, and a voice of unforgettable beauty.

Quartetto Gelato

with Anna Budennaya

Saturday February 6, 2016

quartetto-gelato-600x350Unique for performing without musical scores, Quartetto Gelato has dazzled audiences with virtuosic showpieces, operatic arias, gypsy and folk songs – all served up with great wit and showmanship. Classical in training and eclectic by design, the quartet “achieves the nearly impossible: they play salon music with real style and classical music with real precision…”

In addition, for this engagement, Quartetto Gelato will treat us to the vocals of Russian folk singer, Anna Budennaya.

Expect a sizzling performance, filled with lush lyricism and brilliant virtuosity!

Cadence

Friday March 4, 2016

cadence-1-600x350Canada’s premiere vocal group has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years. Carl Berger (baritone and bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor) and Kurt Sampson (bass and vocal percussion) bring a hypnotic blend of complex melodies, vocal dexterity and just plain fun to every performance. It may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980’s hit. But it’s not like anything you’ve heard before – containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using only four voices…

What these boys can do with their voices needs to be heard to be believed!
Show Starts at 7:30PM

Wolak-Donnelly Duo

Saturday April 2, 2016

wolak-donnelly-duo-600x350Armed with a clarinet, a piano and their personable stage presence, Kornel Wolak and Chris Donnelly present a remarkable blend of classical and jazz music rarely heard in live performance.

From revered classical pieces such as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, to Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue, and Oscar Peterson’s classic Hymn to Freedom, Chris and Kornel captivate audiences with virtuosity, familiar melodies and a profound passion for music and performing.

Throughout the program, Chris and Kornel also showcase their talent as solo artists. Expect a magical night of music!
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Come Together

A Celebration of the Beatles Invasion of North America

Saturday October 25, 2014

come-togetherCOME TOGETHER celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ invasion. The show features the great Jackie Richardson, beloved for her performances on stage, film and television; Joe Sealy, the legendary Canadian jazz pianist/composer and the Joe Sealy Quartet; cabaret singer Adi Braun; the dynamic pop duo Mark Camilleri and Louise St. Cyr; Countermeasure, the hot new a cappella ensemble and The Watch, Toronto’s dynamic a cappella quartet.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with many favourite Beatles songs, including; Yesterday, In My Life, Penny Lane, Let It Be and Hey Jude and many more all in unique, new arrangements.

Lunch at Allen’s

Saturday November 22, 2014

Lunch at Allen'sLunch At Allen’s is an extraordinary musical revue by internationally renowned artists Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas who perform together as a band.

What began as a regular get-together at Allen’s Pub & Restaurant on The Danforth in Toronto turned into an outstanding band performing some of Canada’s (and the world’s) most enjoyed songs from each of these songwriters’ impressive catalogues.

The stage show is an intimate and humorous performance by some of Canada’s finest individual performers.

Heather Bambrick Quintet with guest Guido Basso

Saturday December 13, 2014

Heather-BambrickHeather Bambrick, winner of the 2004 National Jazz Award for Vocalist of the Year, is in demand as a performer,  educator, and broadcaster. Heather is a consummate entertainer, performing for standing room only crowds at venues across Canada and in the US and bringing audiences to their feet. Her live shows are a combination of timeless songs, brilliant musicianship, and Heather’s unique sense of humour – all adding up to pure entertainment.

Guido Basso is a jazz musician from Montreal. He is a trumpeter, flugelhornist, harmonica-player, arranger,  composer, and conductor. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1994.

Terry Barber: Classical for Everyone

Saturday January 17, 2015

terry-barberInternationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry Barber is known for his extraordinary range both vocally and stylistically. Past member of the Grammy winning group, Chanticleer, Terry Barber has been a soloist in the best venues around the world, from the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, to Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall, and can
be heard on every major record label with a variety of artists from Madonna to the London Philharmonic. His current solo tour, “Classical Music For Everyone,” is very popular. You’re about to hear why audiences continually say, “The best concert of our season. Terry makes classical, fun!”

Sultans & Symphony

Saturday March 7, 2015

sultans and symphonyThe Sultans of String, is known for dizzying roots music jams, poly-rhythms and revved up riffs, a sound that can’t be pinned down.

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is dazzling with a new energy. It features Music Director Bradley Thachuk and a professional 52 piece orchestra.

Together they perform their high octane roots – world symphonic mash-up SYMPHONY – acoustic mastery meets with a symphony of sound, deepened by world rhythms that inspire whole audiences to get up and dance.
Show starts at 7:30pm

Opera Don Pasquale

Saturday March 21, 2015

opera Don PasqualeTwo men, a woman and an inheritance… Who will get the money? Who will win the lady’s heart? Lose yourself in one of the most riveting love-triangle stories of all time. Love, money and deceit create the intrigue in this outrageous tale where the operatic and comedic meet, captivating audiences from start to finish. Will love prevail?

Fung-Chiu Duo

Saturday October 19, 2013

With their unique programming and captivating stage presence, The Fung-Chiu Duo (Janell Fung and Phillip Chiu) has quickly become one of Canada’s premiere piano duos. Established pianists in their own right, they have come together to present concerts that challenge the traditional boundaries of piano recitals for four hands and are committed to expanding this repertoire.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Saturday November 24, 2013

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, was established in 1951. Its aims were to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian inhabited areas by putting them on stage before the public.

Montreal Guitar Trtio and Colifonria Guitar Trio

Sunday December 14, 2013

In this concert, the Montreal Guitar Trtio and Colifonria Guitar Trio link their passion and their talent to create an evening of splendid guitar music.The six guitar virtuosos will feature the music of legendary rock groups such as The Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd as well as music from such films as the “Spaghetti Westerns” of Sergio Leone. In addition, we will be treated to as few of their own original compositions. Don’t miss it!

The Toronto Jazz Orchestra performing with the Toronto Mass Choir

Saturday February 1, 2014

In his first appearance in Welland, Jesse Cook took the audience by storm! Seven studio albums in 15 years is in itself a measure of Jesse Cook’s artistic success. His song Mario Takes a Walk was one of those chosen by CBC to represent Canada to President Barack Obama. We are in good company!

Measha Brueggergosman

Sunday February 11, 2014

Measha Brueggergosman is an acclaimed Canadian soprano whose performances in both classical opera and popular music throughout Canada, The United States and Europe have won her numerous awards. The recipient of the prestigious Canada Council and Chalmers Performing Arts grants, Brueggergosman has been twice nominated for Juno Awards and won the 2008 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance.With her vibrant personality this star breaks the stereotype of a typical opera diva, performed as a judge on Canada’s Got Talent and who offered her Wagnerian rendition on the Rick Mercer Show. We are proud to welcome her to Welland.

Ken Lavigne

Sunday March 29, 2014

Singer Ken Lavigne, joined onstage by his band (piano, guitar, bass, drums and violin) has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groan. It’s easy to see why one New York critic described him as having “a voice of liquid gold”.

The Russian Theatre Ballet

Sunday March 24, 2013

russian-balletThe Russian Theatre Ballet is world renowned. It is a young and exciting company under the direction of two former Bolshoi Ballet dancers. The program will include Chopaniana, featuring the music of Frederick Chopin. The second half of the program will feature Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Romeo and Juliet.

The Swingle Singers

Saturday March 2, 2013

Swingle-SingersThere are few music lovers in the world who haven’t heard the name Swingle Singers. This eight-voices a cappella group has performed on every continent and on the world’s most famous stages. The Swingle Singers’ name has become synonymous with incredible vocal virtuosity, flawless excellence and high level entertainment.

Jesse Cook

Saturday February 23, 2013

Jesse CookIn his first appearance in Welland, Jesse Cook took the audience by storm! Seven studio albums in 15 years is in itself a measure of Jesse Cook’s artistic success. His song Mario Takes a Walk was one of those chosen by CBC to represent Canada to President Barack Obama. We are in good company!
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Lucille Chung

Saturday January 12, 2013

lucille-chungLucille is celebrated as one of the foremost pianists of her time. She has performed with over 50 leading orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi as well as major Canadian orchestras. This concert will be a full piano recital with a guest quartet of four outstanding musicians from the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

“Chung’s blazing, gutsy performance was exciting and rewarding…”
– The Washington Post

Motus O Dance Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol

Saturday December 1, 2012

christmas-carolMOTUS O Dance Theatre brings to the stage Dickens classic story of greed and hope, A Christmas Carol. Effortlessly weaving a range of dance styles, text and video you will follow our anti-hero Mr. Scrooge as he visits his faded hopes and his chilling fears propelling him to a heart-stopping climax that unveils the true spirit of the season. A thoughtful and fun-filled performance for the whole family.

Chorus Niagara

Saturday November 3, 2012

chorus-niagaraChorus Niagara became an overnight sensation after their flash mob appearance at the Seaway Mall at Christmas 2010. Their performance of Hallelujah Chorus was viewed by over 40 million people worldwide. Their 2012 appearance here in Welland will feature tunes from Broadway hits and is sure to please.

Toronto Concert Orchestra

Friday November 4, 2011

Kerry Stratton – Musical Director

Kerry Stratton will conduct the Toronto Concert Orchestra in a program entitled Russian Romance. The performance will include a Tchaikovsky spectacular — Piano Concerto #1, known for its familiar theme Tonight We Love.

The guest soloist will be pianist Lang Ning Liu who has enjoyed success around the world.

“A sensitive, extremely compelling artist.”– New York Times

A Celtic Christmas w/the Barra MacNeils

Saturday December 10, 2011

The Barra MacNeils live concert brings so much more to the stage than most live acts ever can. Multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blended with dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture; it is family entertainment at its highest level.

Natalie Choquette

Saturday January 14, 2012

Natalie Choquette is a soprano like no other. Her magnificent voice brilliantly blends opera, humour, laughter, and emotion. In 1993 she decided to infuse her opera singing with her tremendous sense of humour. She is an artist of international stature, praised and applauded by audiences around the world. She has made opera accessible to the masses. A fun concert not to be missed.

Sultans of String

Saturday February 4, 2012

This Canadian string super-group weaves a truly global sonic tapestry, influenced by Spanish Flamenco, Arabic Folk, Cuban Rhythms, jazz classical and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz music!
“Thrill of improvising makes Sultans a thrill to experience… gripping suspense for both the audience and the musicians…Superb!”– Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

J.W. Jones

Sunday March 4, 2012

Canada’s top touring blues act, Jones and his band are born entertainers, and with their unique sound they continue to set the world on fire one country at a time.
“One of this country’s top blues guitar stars.”– The Globe and Mail

Nikki Yanofsky

Thursday March 29, 2012

We are thrilled to have Canada’s newest singing sensation perform in Welland. Nikki Yanofsky is a 16-year-old musical prodigy. Since her debut at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, she has never looked back! Nikki has played to sold out crowds at jazz festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Montego Bay and has also performed at the famed Carnegie Hall.
“She is fantastic — a total phenom.” – New York Magazine
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Darrett Zusko

Saturday November 6, 2010

Still in his early twenties and rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young artists of the new generation, Canadian painist Darrett Zusko continues to garner much critical acclaim wherever he performs.

“Clearly a phenomenon…”– the Cincinnati Enquirer

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra

Saturday December 4, 2010

We are pleased to present the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra, featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists Tamara Volskaya (Dorma Virtuoso) and Anatoliy Trofimov, who will perform as a duo.

An added feature will be the Ukrainian Dance Group who will perform several numbers during the evening.

Niagara Symphony

Sunday January 2, 2011

The 52-member Niagara Symphony orchestra will offer a classical and contemporary musical experience for this afternoon concert.

Bradley Thachuk, Music Director, will lead the symphony in this programme of beautiful music from around the world.

The special guest artist will be one of our favourites, Vasyl Popadiuk.

Destino

Saturday February 5, 2011

The world is singing the praises of Destino, Canada’s hottest new tenors. This dynamic trio is Paul Ouellette, Joey Niceforo and Leon Leontaridis.
From the Czech Republic to Rome and New York City, Destino is appearing worldwide in operas, musicals, and movie appearances.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

Sunday March 6, 2011

Created in 1991, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba has rapidly made a name for itself around the world, thanks in part to the amazing technical precision of its dancers and the astoundingly talented musicians.

It’s a fusion of fiery flamenco, elegant ballet, passionate Afro-Cuban dance with original contagious Afro-Cuban music.

“Cuban ensemble – A sensual mix of fire and spice.”- Chicago Sun-Times

Bowfire

Sunday March 27, 2011

Bowfire is the Total String Experience…
Virtuosity in the hands of masters!

The hottest new show to hit the stage is quickly becoming an international success. It is at once an exceptionally high quality music experience and a fast paced theatrical stage show.

“Bowfire demonstrates what the violin and fiddle can do in the hands of masters… awesome!”– The Record, Kitchener

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Toronto Sinfonia

Saturday October 24, 2009

Musical Director Nurhan Arman
Considered one of Canada’s finest chamber orchestras, they perform standing in the tradition of great chamber orchestras, blending each musician’s soloistic energy and passion into a brilliant ensemble style under Maestro Nurhan Arman’s inspired direction.
Guest artist will be the young virtuoso violinist, Lara St. John.

The Moscow Boys Choir

Saturday December 12, 2009

Christmas Around the World Tour
The powerful sound of this 30 voice all-male choir has been described as the voice of angels, as they tour around the world performing for heads of state and royalty including the British Royal Family and at The White House.
“If indeed there is such a thing as a heavenly chorus, it must sound like the Moscow Boys Choir!”– St. Joseph News Press

Pavlo, Rik Emmett & Oscar Lopez

Thursday January 28, 2010

For the first time ever, Pavlo, Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez collaborate to form an acoustic trio of passionate, fiery guitars.

These gentlemen have forged brilliant independent careers, garnering awards and winning the hearts of their respective fans.

Their musical journey will go from tender, intimate melodies to solos that turn supernova, touching on and lighting up everything in between.

Janina Fialkowska

Sunday February 14, 2010

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, we are bringing the esteemed Canadian pianist, Janina Fialkowska for a delightful musical recital of Chopin and other classical masters. She’s been called “a born Chopin interpreter.”
“I cannot remember enough, an artist of such caliber, and I do it only to provide my many faithful audiences in the world with the same joy as I felt myself”– Arthur Rubinstein

Heart & Soul

Starring Louise Pitre & Jackie Richardson

Saturday March 6, 2010

These two women are a powerful twosome who will bring down the house!

“The title says it all – a show full of passionate heart and soul with two of Canada’s most passionate and brilliant performers, the show will be the hit of any season.” – Michael Grit, Richmond Hill Performing Arts

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Dancetheatre David Earle

Saturday March 27, 2010

Dancetheatre David Earle is a modern dance company with a large and varied repertoire of passionate dance works and deep commitment to working with musicians in live performance.
Highly trained dancers perform original works exploring themes that are complex, sensual and spiritual in nature – a rich tapestry of physically intricate, accessible dance that invites the audience in to consider the larger questions of Life and Love.
“Dancetheatre David Earle brims with beauty and power”– Guelph Mercury

Anastasia

Friday October 10, 2008

presented by: Ballet Jorgen Canada
Ballet Jorgen has created a full-length ballet with the magical story of the Russian princess Anastasia. It tells the tragic story of the youngest daughter of the last Russian Czar through the ballrooms of St. Petersburg, the Russian Revolution, to captivity and beyond.
“Ballet Jorgen is one of our cultural treasures.”– The Hamilton Spectator

Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Tuesday November 2, 2008

Italy’s flagship ensemble, the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia and classical guitarist Claudio Marcotulli will visit Canada for the first time in November 2008. Canadian maestro, Kerry Stratton, will conduct the orchestra in Toronto, Montreal and eight other centres including Welland.

“…the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia gave an enchanting performance… the audience has applauded nonstop, driven by sheer joy.”– Macau Post, China

The Mantini Sisters

Saturday December 6, 2008

The ever popular Mantini Sisters invite you to celebrate the joyous Christmas Season with them. Home for the Holiday Christmas Show features popular holiday classics such as Sleigh Ride, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, as well as many other holiday classics, old and new.
“The Mantini’s ability to sing both solo and in trio format stands at the peak of professionalism and polish.”– The Herald, Halifax, NS

Jesse Cook

Saturday January 24, 2009

This million selling, Juno Award winning composer/arranger/producer has spent a lifetime listening and absorbing the cultural sounds as diverse as Spain, Africa, Cuba, Egypt, France and Brazil. Jesse Cook blends African percussion, Cajun accordian, classical cello and pop vocals with his own Rumba flamenco style to create a thrilling mulit-textured global hybrid.
“Fiery, passionate and percussive guitar work, moorish rhythms and smoldering onstage charisma – it can only be Canada’s Jesse Cook.”

Appleyard, Welsman, Basso, & O’Callahan

Sunday March 1, 2009

We have brought together four internationally acclaimed artists for an unforgettable evening of cool jazz.

The Peking Acrobats

Friday March 27, 2009

The Peking Acrobats are brightly costumed tumblers, acrobats, cyclists, jugglers and clever clowns that provide family fun. Since 1952, this elite group has left audiences around the world spellbound by the graceful athleticism of their ancient folk art, Acrobatics. The Acrobats transform 2000-year-old traditions of agility and grace into a modern- day kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder.

“Pushing the envelope of human possibility. Pure Artistry.”– The New York Post

Brian Roman

Friday, October 12, 2007

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Paul Taylor / Taylor2

Friday, November 2, 2007

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, December 1, 2007

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Good Rockin Tonight

Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Romanza-Three Tenors

Friday, February 29, 2008

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The Merry Widow

Saturday, March 29, 2008

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Sophie Milman

Saturday, October 14, 2006

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Harry Manx & Michael Kaeshammer

Saturday, November 18, 2006

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Isabel Bayrakdarian

Thursday, November 30, 2006

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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Sunday, February 25, 2007

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Grand Salon- Canada’s Palm Court Orchestra Programme “Puttin On The Ritz”

Saturday, March 24, 2007

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Toronto All-Star Big Band

Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Trio Mosaique

Sunday, October 2, 2005

James Campbell – clarinet, Rivka Golani – viola, Richard Raymond – piano
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Papa Duke

Saturday, November 5, 2005

John Sherwood Trio

Saturday, December 3, 2005

With guest artists: Peter Appleyard – vibraphone, Guido Basso – trumpet and flugelhorn
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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday, February 5, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m.

Michael Reason – conductor, Catherine Wilson – piano
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Cinderella

Saturday, April 8, 2006

Ballet Jorgen
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Trio Triple Forte

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

 Louise Pitre and her Trio

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

 Chorus Niagara

Sunday, December 12, 2004 @ 3:00 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah

Barrage

January 23rd, 2005

Whitney Smith’s Big Steam Band

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

With Cal Dodd and Michelle Doyle

Toronto Philharmonic with Kerry Stratton, Musical Director

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Featuring Stars of the Prague Opera