TOP 10 CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada Classical Music
Across Canada, classical music events are just some of the top, main events.


In fact, Canada showcases a number of Classical Music Festivals featuring top tier orchestras, opera companies and various talents presenting unrivaled performances of classical masterworks as well as contemporary compositions.









Montreal Chamber Music Festival
mid - late May
Montréal, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaWelcoming many of the finest artists in the world, as well as young future stars, this international chamber music festival taking place in the heart of Montréal has attracted well over 100,000 spectators since it began in 1995. Millions also enjoy this event every year on the radio, television and internet. It has received a number of awards including the the Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois-Région de Montréal and the Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois-National. The Montreal Chamber Music Festival also features free events in unconventional locations and pre-concert talks.

For more information about the Montreal Chamber Music Festival visit:
http://www.festivalmontreal.org/festival/en





Brott Music Festival
June, July and August
Southwest Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaA popular event for more than 26 years, the Brott Music Festival presents annual classical concerts and more throughout the greater Hamilton, Ontario region of Canada. Recognized as the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in the country, the Brott Music Festival is famous for its presentation of world class soloists, and its increasingly popular young orchestra showcasing their astonishing skills in all sorts of places in Southern Ontario.

For more about the Brott Music Festival visit:
http://www.brottmusic.com/





The Indian River Festival
mid June to mid September
Indian River, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaA recent recipient of the Music PEI Award for Achievement in Classical Music, the Indian River Festival features a series of concerts all through the summer. From classical and maritime music to folk chorals and jazz, this popular and respected event since 1996 showcases the very best of Canadian artists and attracts fans from all over the world.

For more information about the Indian River Festival visit:
http://www.indianriverfestival.com





Mondial Choral
late June
Laval, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaAn annual event since 2005, the Mondial Loto-Québec de Laval, also known as Mondial Choral, one of the largest gatherings of choruses and vocal ensembles in the world, attracts more than 500.000 fans each year to enjoy the talents of over 12,000 chorus-singers and hundreds of artists partaking in more than 300 performances that include some free outdoor events. Among many prizes and accolades, the Mondial Choral has won first prize of the "Grands prix du tourisme Québecois".

For more information about Mondial Choral visit:
http://www.mlql.ca/en/





Music and Beyond
early – mid July
Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada Classical MusicAn increasingly popular Canadian summer music festival, Music and Beyond showcases a wealth of classical music in all formations, including classical music orchestras, choirs, bands, baroque groups and small ensembles. Also part of Music and Beyond, a not-for-profit organization with charitable status, is a wide variety of visual art, drama, film, poetry, dance, architecture, science, yoga, tai chi, food and even wine.

For more information about Music and Beyond visit:
http://musicandbeyond.ca/







Le Festival de Lanaudiere
early July to mid August
Lanaudiere, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaOne of the largest classical music festivals in Canada for almost 40 years, the Festival de Lanaudière features a wide range of talents in a series of events and concerts in the outdoors, at the Amphitheater Fernand Lindsay which is only 30 minutes away from the tip of Montréal, and in some of the churches of the region. Each year, this increasingly more attended event showcases over 55,000 entries in a whole range of performances from classical music concerts to outdoor movies and a wide range of special food offerings.

For more information about Le Festival de Lanaudiere visit:
http://www.lanaudiere.ca/en/members/4737/activities



Festival of the Sound
mid July to mid August
Parry Sound, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaGoing on for more than 34 years, this annual summer classical music festival in Parry Sound, Ontario on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay showcases performances of classical music by both Canadian and international classical musicians. This event also includes 3 sunset cruises each Monday evening of the festival, family entertainment and various cultural attractions and events

For more information about the Festival of the Sound visit:
http://www.festivalofthesound.ca/





Stratford Summer Music Festival
mid July to late August
Stratford, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaAn annual multi-week music festival with over 100 events featuring more than 350 individual artists, the Stratford Summer Music Festival is set in outdoor and indoor venues in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, and features a host of performances by Canadian and international artists over a three- to five-week period in July and August. Classical performances are by organists, pianists, quartets, and orchestras – all held in Stratford's historic churches. Some more intimate concerts are produced in some very unique and beautiful settings including the riverbank.

For more about the Stratford Summer Music Festival visit:
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.php






Festival d’opera de Québec
late July to early August
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada –  Top Classical Music Events in CanadaA popular new event for 4 years, the Festival d'opéra de Québec now showcases even more performances than before in various locations all over Québec City each summer. Appealing to audiences of all ages, even families with children, this increasingly popular event presents a wide range of activities celebrating opera from traditional to unexpected productions.

For more information about the Festival d’opera de Quèbec visit:
http://www.festivaloperaquebec.com/




Tuckamore Festival
early to mid August
St. John’s – Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

A favorite event since 2001, the two-week Tuckamore Festival in historic St John's is an increasingly popular chamber music festival featuring a wealth of top classical artists and new emerging young stars all taking part in a number of concerts, free-of-charge open rehearsals, masterclasses, lunchtime performances, the highly respected “Young Artist Program” showcasing emerging string players and pianists, morning “Musical Chat and Coffee” sessions and even concerts appealing to children.

For more about the Tuckamore Festival visit:
http://tuckamorefestival.ca/





New Brunswick Summer Music Festival
mid August
Fredericton, New Brunswick (NB)

A popular event for nearly 2 decades, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival showcases top rated classical chamber music performed by some of the best chamber musicians in Canada. Each year, this event uniquely highlights two composers, one well known and the other somewhat new to the scene. In fact, the non-profit New Brunswick Summer Music Festival attracts a multitude of high-calibre local and regional artists.

For more information about New Brunswick Summer Music Festival see:
http://nbsummermusicfestival.ca/








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