Brott Music Festival
The Brott Music Festival was founded in 1987 by Boris Brott to celebrate and explore orchestral music for all ages, venturing into multidisciplinary and multicultural programming; and creating new concerts and series that showcase the best of new Canadian compositions, composers and artists. The Festival's orchestra-in-residence is the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, which has been recognized as a National School of Music in 1999 by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Brott Music Festival presents 15 to 20 concerts throughout the year with at least one orchestral performance each week during the months of June, July, and August.
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BrottOpera Cultural Outreach Program
This application is for the “BrottOpera Cultural Outreach Project” taking place at the First Ontario Concert Hall in Hamilton from July 12 to September 28, 2018. Programming includes: (1) a PopOpera performance on 12 July with BrottOpera principles performing a variety of opera excerpts with full symphony accompaniment provided the National Academy Orchestra of Canada (NAO); (2) a fully staged production of Mozart’s Magic Flute on 19 July. Vocalists will work with coaches, and rehearse with the NAO,; and (3) BrottOpera will present a season finale opera program called Verdi PopOpera on September 29, featuring Canadian opera stars Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano) and Gregory Dahl (baritone) and a professional chorus together with Maestro Boris Brott and the NAO.