Big: Bloor Improvement Group is a non-profit coalition of community groups, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), politicians, artists, schools, service providers, institutions, gardeners, small businesses, residents and neighbours coming together to advance the economic, physical, cultural and social life of the targeted local Bloor Street by creating opportunities and events that improve the atmosphere and celebrate the area. BIG is a registered not-for-profit organization founded in 2006.1 Event
Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. Discover excellence in folk, blues, roots, jazz, classical, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and across Canada, all in the world class acoustical setting of Historic St. Mary’s, Indian River.
This year the second week of July festival (July 12 to July 16) under the artistic direction of pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov features six musically rich concerts, two of which are jazz-oriented. The four classical recitals are well-programmed and varied, with Alexander himself, and his talented pianist son Daniel, collaborating with saxophonist Greg Gatient, violinist Oleg Pokhanovski, clarinetist Peter Stoll, cellist Brian Yoon and others in music ranging from Bach, Beethoven to Prokofiev, Chopin and Liszt to Rachmaninoff; Bartok, Britten and Srul Irving Glick, all of which only enhance the natural beauty of Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, where the festival takes place. www.clearlakefestival.ca6 Events
Le Festival Bach de Montréal se déroule du 18 novembre au 4 décembre, avec un prélude le 11 novembre. Le festival rend les œuvres de Bach plus accessibles, de la plus puriste à la plus osée, tout en ne négligeant pas la présentation d’œuvres de d'autres compositeurs dont l’influence de Bach ou sur Bach est importante. /// The Montreal Bach Festival will be held from November 18th to December 4th, with a prelude on November 11th. The Festival makes the music of Bach more accessible, from the most purist to the most audacious, while not neglecting the works of other composers on whom Bach had an influence or who influenced Bach.28 Events
Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival attracts scores of music fans to Confederation Park, as well as other convenient venues, to enjoy some of the most celebrated jazz artists. Now celebrating its 37th Anniversary the Festival continues to present some of the most dynamic superstars, such as Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall and many, many more. Campé au cœur du magnifique centre-ville d’Ottawa, le Festival de jazz TD d’Ottawa attire une multitude de mélomanes au parc de la Confédération et à d’autres lieux pratiques, pour écouter quelques-uns des meilleurs artistes de jazz. Célébrant cette année son 37e anniversaire, le Festival présente toujours les étoiles les plus dynamiques, telles qu’Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall et de nombreux autres.1 Event