Culture@Riverwood

Visual Arts Mississauga and The Riverwood Conservancy have joined together with The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga and Driftwood Theatre to bring Mississauga residents entertainment throughout the summer months. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blanket. Bug spray is recommended.

 

  1. July 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Sharlene Wallace and Anne Lindsay

 

Garden of Dreams

Gathering dreams and music of our imaginations, Anne Lindsay and Sharlene Wallace’s concert will journey through original, folk, Celtic and contemporary music against the stunning backdrop of the Riverwood Conservancy. Enjoy the floral scents, evening sky and fiddle and harp music.

 

Anne Lindsay, fiddle & Sharlene Wallace, harp

Many paths and years of friendship have brought Anne and Sharlene together collaborating on inspired programmes of original music, contemporary and folk music. Both award winning and expansive in their musical roots, Anne and Sharlene have performed together with the Canadian Celtic Choir, for Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, as well as playing monthly with Eric Robertson (piano) as Iona Passage.

 

 

  1. July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Mississauga Summer Chorale

 

 

  1. July 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Madawaska String Quartet

 

Schubert String Quartet No. 9 in g minor, D. 173

W.A. Mozart String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major, K. 428/421b

 

Madawaska Quartet

Sarah Fraser Raff and Jeewon Kim, violins

Caitlin Boyle, viola, guest artist

Amber Ghent, ‘cello

 

Founded in 2001 and hailed for their “astonishing talent” (Musicworks Magazine), the Madawaska Quartet performs pieces from the mainstream to performance art, and from the Baroque to the present-day as an international string quartet.

 

The Madawaska Quartet has worked as chamber music faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and has given workshops for students and emerging composers at the University of Toronto, York University, the Composers’ Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop.

 

  1. July 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Driftwood Theatre Company

 

Driftwood Theatre Group is excited to announce plans for their return to the road with The Bard’s Bus Tour. Back for the first time since 2019, Driftwood will present King Henry Five, running throughout Southern Ontario from July 14 – August 21, 2022.

 

An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry Five is a powerful story about community, the families we inherit and those we choose, and the legacies we leave behind.

 

Set against the backdrop of a contemporary patio bar and featuring Driftwood’s signature blend of music, puppetry and Shakespeare’s captivating poetry, King Henry Five rolls into outdoor community spaces across Ontario this summer

 

Tickets for King Henry Five are now on sale online at driftwoodtheatre.com. In keeping with Driftwood Theatre’s vision of theatre for all people, all tickets are available for Pay What You Can Afford admission. Audiences are invited to select from four one of four set admission prices ($5, $35, $50, $75) which best suits their circumstance.

 

 

  1. August 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Moskitto Bar

 

Moskitto Bar is a fresh and unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto, Canada. Their sound combines a beautiful and original mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music. The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq.  In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos, were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name.

 

Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his oriental flavour to the sound mix.

More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, a mutual love and respect for each other and a common desire to spread messages of unity. “Connecting Cultures For a Better Future” Moskitto Bar

 

 

  1. August 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Tadioli Duo

 

Programme:

Duo for Violin and Cello – Jessie Montgomery

Amaro Drom (Tangos Flamencos) – Yardani Torres Maiani

Passacaglia – Handel-Halvorsen

 

Passionate about music education, the duo has presented concerts and workshops to elementary and high schools in Southern Ontario, and each maintains an active private teaching studio, online and in person. The Tadioli Duo are frequent performers on the Chamber Music Mississauga roster, performing concerts both in person and virtually since the duo’s inception. With a goal of bringing classical music to non-conventional spaces and new audiences, the duo gave their debut concert on board a pirate ship sailing in Toronto Harbour in 2018, and brought live music to the home gardens of music lovers throughout the summers of 2020 and 2021.

In 2020, both were invited to join Solidaridad Tango Orquesta, and are studying virtually with master musicians from Buenos Aires’ famed Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce. Drawing on musical inspiration from their own backgrounds as well as those of their colleagues and collaborators, the duo is committed to further fostering a love of music in the communities they engage with, and broadening the range and depth of what classical performance means in today’s society.

 

 

Back Up Venue:

Erin Mills United Church. 3010 The Collegeway, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X9

 

Funders:

City of Mississauga

Hazel McCallion Fund for the Arts and Heritage at the Community Foundation of Mississauga

The Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund in cooperation with Local 149, Toronto American Federation of Musicians

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