After a cold and unpredictable winter (and spring!) summer is finally here! Summer in Toronto brings many things such as beautiful weather and festivals. It’s a nice change of pace and a chance to slow down, relax and enjoy being outdoors in the city. Harbourfront Centre is bringing all of these great elements together with the return of the Summer Music in the Garden, proudly presented by TD.
Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Music in the Garden is a series of free concerts taking place at the Toronto Music Garden. This unique venue was conceived by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy in partnership with Toronto Parks and Recreation. This park’s design was inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello.
The 17th edition of Summer Music in the Garden has an incredible lineup of musicians from around the world performing classical and traditional music. The concerts will take place on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm from June 30 – September 18, 2016.
Here’s a sample of this year’s lineup:
June 30 – Cecilia String Quartet plays Mozart and Agócs
July 10 – July 10 – Elixir Baroque Ensemble presents music by Leclair, Mondonville, Rameau, Corelli, and Rebel
July 21 – Ancient Persian Music for a New Age, performed by Naghmeh Farahmand, Pejman Zahedian and Demetrios Petsalakis
August 18 – Nagata Shachu taiko drumming
August 28 – music fantasia performs Medieval love songs
September 1 – Glass Houses: Taktus marimba duo
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and experience musical bliss in a natural wonder hidden in the city this summer.
For more details, and a full listing of this year’s 19 concerts, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic/.
The annual Summer Music in the Garden concert series and tours are produced by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation and Economic Development & Culture divisions, with the generous support of TD. Special thanks to our individual supporters and our Chief Cheerleaders Margaret and Jim Fleck.