Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Westben Summer season Pageant Presents A Cornucopia Of Music In The Trent Hills


L-R (clockwise): Measha Brueggergosman-Lee; Ben Heppner and the Elmer Iseler Singers; Brian Finley (Photos courtesy of Westben)
L-R (clockwise): Measha Brueggergosman-Lee; Ben Heppner and the Elmer Iseler Singers; Brian Finley (Pictures courtesy of Westben)

Tucked within the Trent Hills on the Trent-Severn Waterway, Cambellford performs host to the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity by way of Music, and each summer time, a live performance sequence that blends classical music, jazz, nation and different genres to supply one thing for each music lover.

This yr, the competition runs from July 2 to August 6, in a number of venues that take advantage of the agricultural surroundings, together with outside venues, and the Campfire space.

Together with the schedule of live shows, supporters can even assist contribute to the competition while having fun with jazz, a gourmand lunch, and the brand new Westben birdhouses on the Midsummer Magic at The Barn Gala on June 11.

The Concert events

Measha Brueggergosman-Lee | July 2

Viewers favorite Measha Brueggergosman-Lee kicks off the competition in a live performance within the barn. The Grammy nominee’s repertoire consists of every little thing from artwork tune to jazz and musical theatre. She’s carried out on a few of the world’s most prestigious phases, together with Carnegie Corridor and Wigmore Corridor within the UK.

Brian Finley | July 7

Finley, Westben’s Inventive & Managing Director, performs a day program of the piano music of Franz Liszt, together with Un sospiro, Comfort No. 3, Second Hungarian Rhapsodie, and others.
A Live performance within the Barn.

Morgan Toney | July 7

Indigenous Artist of the Yr and Inspirational Efficiency of the Yr (2022 East Coast Music Awards) Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney performs a Live performance on Willow Hill. Her music blends the fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the standard songs of the Mi’kmaq Individuals.

Sacha | July 8

The native of Warkworth Ontario is a rising star within the nation’s nation music universe. She was named a member of CMT’s Subsequent Ladies of Nation 2021 class, and earned her first platinum single off her debut EP in 2020 — the quickest Canadian nation tune to garner platinum in historical past. She performs on Willow Hill.

The Fretless | July 9

Juno award-winning The Fretless carry out their uniquely genre-defying sound at The Barn in live performance. The quartet of two fiddles, viola and cello create sudden and percussive sounds, and the members take pleasure in their very own profitable careers as soloists.

Sounds of Silence | July 13

Ben Finley and a gaggle of musicians will improvise together with ET the Mime for a dive into silent motion pictures, together with an unique piece by Campbellford videographer, Stephen Dagg. Count on the sudden.

Ben Heppner with the Elmer Iseler Singers | July 14

Celebrated Canadian tenor Ben Heppner groups up with the Elmer Iseler Singers, performed by inventive director Lydia Adams. The 20-voice ensemble is celebrating its forty fourth Anniversary Season in 2022/23.

Mozart within the Meadow | July 15

Make a day of it on July 15 with lunch, a chat, and a live performance.

Dare to Pair earlier than Mozart within the Meadow

Earlier than the live performance, eat a Viennese lunch ready by Trent Hills Chef Ron Csenar with German wine pairings shared by Wine Buff Duarte da Silva from Prince Edward County. You’ll have the ability to mingle with the artists within the Westben meadow.

Earlier than the Live performance — Pre-Live performance Chat

After lunch, Barb Hobart and Brian Finley will discuss in regards to the music and composers.

Live performance at The Barn

Mozart’s chamber music is spotlighted on this live performance at The Barn. Musicians Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Stephen Sitarski, violin; Sophie Drouin, violin; Jody Davenport, viola; and Cathy Anderson, cello, carry out music for clarinet and string quartet.

L-R (clockwise): Dan Hill; Peter Shackleton; The Fretless (Photos courtesy of Westben)
L-R (clockwise): Dan Hill; Peter Shackleton; The Fretless (Pictures courtesy of Westben)

Del Barber | July 15

With nominations for JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and Canadian Folks Music Awards, singer-songwriter Del Barber has formed the folks music canon in Canada with 5 critically acclaimed studio albums beneath his belt, together with his newest, “Simple Keeper,” an Americana opus that was 4 years within the making.

Dan Hill | July 16

The Grammy and JUNO Award profitable singer, songwriter and producer was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 2021. He’ll be performing a live performance in The Barn.

Pure Stability | July 20

Alderville First Nation neighbours meet to share songs, tales, music and dialog that talks about their lives, histories and desires. Viewers members may even study Alderville’s Black Oak Savanna, the biggest intact tract of native grassland in Central Ontario.

Emilie-Claire Barlow | July 21

Jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow and her band carry out a live performance on Willow Hill of recent preparations from the American Songbook, together with new preparations from her upcoming thirteenth album Spark Chicken.

Janina Fialkowska | July 22

Famend pianist Janina Fialkowska performs in live performance. Fialkowska gained the BBC Music Journal’s 2013 Instrumental CD of the Yr award in addition to JUNO in 2018. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and winner of the Governor Normal’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music.

Chantal Kreviazuk | July 23

The platinum-selling, Grammy, and three-time Juno Award-winning artist from Winnipeg can be a songwriter to the celebrities.

Dare to Pair earlier than Chantal Kreviazuk

Earlier than the live performance, you’ll be able to take pleasure in lunch and wine pairing impressed by Chantal Kreviazuk’s Ukrainian and Métis heritage. Chef Douglas Hope from Sper Restaurant in Warkworth prepares the menu, with wine pairings by Prince Edward County’s wine skilled Duarte Da Silva.

Chantal Kreviazuk in Live performance at The Barn

The acclaimed artist launched her most up-to-date album Get To You in 2020. Whereas elevating kids (with husband Raine Maida), she’s additionally written songs for pop stars like Drake, Pitbull and Britney Spears, amongst many others.

Les Mis In The Barn | July 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & Aug 1, 2

Highilights from the music of Les Mis is carried out in live performance with an all-star solid that features Adam Fisher, Robert Longo, Caitlin Wooden, David Michael Moote, Meher Pavri, Ian Simpson, and Kim Dafoe.

Jill Barber | August 5

Three-time Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter Jill Barber’s repertoire ranges from pop to jazz to people in each French and English. Multi-award wins embrace the Sirius XM Jazz Artist of the Yr and the East Coast Music Award for Album of the Yr.

The Music of Joni Mitchell & Extra | August 6

Laila Biali and the Brian Barlow Large Band shut the competition with the treasured songs of Joni Mitchell arranges for singers with an enormous band. Multi-award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and CBC Music nationwide radio host Laila Biali is joined by Canadian jazz drummer and arranger Brian Barlow and his band.

Tickets can be found now [HERE].

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