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Incorporated in 2021, the BIGLAKE Festival grew out of Wellington Water Week, which ran from 2018-2019. Water Week used Wellington’s natural heritage on Lake Ontario as its inspiration for artistic, community and environmentally-related programming. For one week in August, the Festival and its partners in the community transformed the lakeside village of Wellington in Prince Edward County into a canvas for performance and creativity. Programmed by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and award-winning violinist Elissa Lee, BIGLAKE welcomes some of Canada’s premiere artists and ensembles. Venues have included the Wellington United Church, Wellington Heritage Museum, SHED, Karlo Estates, and the Grange.
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BIGLAKE Arts 2023 Season
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This application is for “BIGLAKE’s 2023 Season”, taking place August 18 to 26, 2023, in eight locations across Prince Edward County and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The 2023 will present 11 distinct musical performances in the following genres: Western Classical, Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Folk, Traditional Indigenous Fiddling, Klezmer, Jewish Hip Hop, and Traditional Korean. Programming will include: (1) Sarah Slean (performer, composer) and the BIGLAKE Orchestra at BASE 31 celebrating the 80th birthday of Joni Mitchell; (2) Ensemble Made in Canada (piano quartet) with Wesley Hardisty (Indigenous folk fiddler) at Wellington Music Hall; a new commission work blending fiddle and classical music; (3) Phillip Chiu (classical pianist) at Wellington Music Hall; (4) Ensemble Jeng Yi *(Korean Traditional Music) at the Mohawk Territory Lacrosse Stadium; (5) Traditional music of BIGLAKE Director Elissa Lee's Korean heritage; (6) Joshua Dolgin, aka Socalled (Jewish hip hop, Klezmer) at The Drake Devonshire; (7) Ryan D'Aouste (Indigenous folk fiddler), from Norway House, MB Christ Church, His Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk Indigenous fiddler and friends in concert; (8) Ensemble Made In Canada (piano quartet) performing a kids concert with musical arrangement of “Barbar Le Petit Eléphant” at Wellington Music Hall; (9) Dior String Quartet (string quartet) at the Grange Winery; (10) Matthew Cairns (Canadian operatic tenor) at Wellington Music Hall; (11) PhoeNX Ensemble (Traditional Chinese Erhu and Western Classical Harp) chamber ensemble blending traditional East Asian and Western instruments; and (12) Musicus Society from Hong Kong (Chinese String sextet, with Canadian string players) at Slake Brewery
Prince Edward County
Southeastern Ontario
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