Festivals

The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival (NBSMF) is a two-week classical music festival of live performances by Canadian artists, music education events and artist development initiatives. NBSMF has provided top quality classical chamber music concerts in Fredericton and the region for twenty-four seasons. It is one of the most established and stable musical organizations in the Maritime Provinces and showcases both local professional talent and emerging artists while bringing in great musicians from elsewhere. Over the years it has expanded from a four-concert series to a full two weeks of activity that includes free concerts, concerts in alternative spaces, community concerts, pre-concert talks and workshops.6 Events


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


Depuis 2003, tous les ans au mois de juin, le Festival Montréal Baroque fait vibrer Montréal aux rythmes de la musique sur instruments d'époque!15 Events


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.ca



Free for all arts festival every summer solstice, and year-round art opportunities, in Kingston, Ontario. June 21-25, 20171 Event


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