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Collingwood Summer Music Festival
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Incorporated in 2018, the Collingwood Summer Music Festival (CSMF) is an annual, family-friendly, classical music festival bringing high-calibre, live music performances to the Collingwood region. During CSMF’s inaugural year in 2019, the Festival attracted between 80 to 400 audience members per concert, averaging 110 attendees per concert and 900 patrons overall, during the course of the Festival’s eight ticketed performance events.
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Music for Collingwood
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This application is for “The 2023 Collingwood Music Festival - Music for Collingwood”, taking place in multiple venues in Collingwood, July 5 to 15, 2023. The 2023 Festival will include three new outdoor venues featuring youth workshops, family-fun concerts, large-scale concerts, and an indoor concert series. The CMF will present over 100 performing artists at the acoustically-appealing First Presbyterian Church located in Collingwood’s downtown core and at several outdoor venues which can accommodate at 1200+ visitors per performance. Seven concerts held over seven days will feature classical, jazz, world, indigenous and folk music genres, with additional free events being offered for youth throughout the Festival week. The concerts will vary from intimate chamber music recitals to large-scale orchestral and choral concerts. The program consists of ten concerts divided over eight days, featuring classical music and world music genres varying from intimate chamber music recitals to full orchestral concerts. Programming highlights include: 1) 5-6 July (Duntroon Golf Highlands House): Masterclasses with Daniel Vnukowski, Mayumi Seiler, and Peter Stoll; 2) 6 July (Duntroon Golf Highlands House): Youth Day with Muckpaloo Ipeelie, Lara Heaton, and Paul Shilling; 3) 8 July (Millenium Overlook Park): Inaugural Concert with Jeremy Dutcher and National Academy Orchestra; 4) 9 July (First Presbyterian Church): Stories of the Underground Railroad Toronto Mass Gospel Choir; 5) 10 July (First Presbyterian Church): Masterclass Recital; 6) 11 July (First Presbyterian Church): “Sophie”, a music drama by Cuban- born composer Alondra Vega-Zaldivar . 7) 11 July (Collingwood Amphitheatre): “Latin Night” with Eliana Cuevas and Beni Esguerra (free event); 8) 12 July (First Presbyterian Church): “Forgotten Music of the Holocaust” with the Gryphon Trio, James Campbell, Daniel Vnukowski and a commissioned work by Simon Bertrand; 9) 13 July (First Presbyterian Church): “Peter and the Wolf” with members of the Toronto Concert Orchestra; 10) 14 July (First Presbyterian Church): “No Time for Chamber Music” with Collectif 9; and 11) 15 July (First Presbyterian Church): “Cole Porter and the American Songbook” with Jean Stilwell and Adi Braun.
Central Ontario
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