Box Office What's On Calendar Festivals & Series Programme Disciplines Subscribe

Interested in performing as part
of Summer Music in the Garden?

If you are a professional musician who communicates compellingly with audiences and would like to perform at the Toronto Music Garden, and if the genre of music you perform fits the criteria described below, please send a proposal by email to Artistic Director Tamara Bernstein.

What we program

Summer Music in the Garden presents classical/art music from a variety of cultures, as well as traditional and “new” music. Occasionally we present children’s programming that has a strong musical component. A typical season will include music by J.S. Bach (our genius loci!), string quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and others, baroque music on period instruments, South Asian ragas, Middle Eastern music, contemporary music, medieval and traditional music.

Please note that jazz, pop, and rock music are NOT part of Summer Music in the Garden; kindly do not submit proposals for these genres. Due to the outdoor nature of the venue, pianos cannot be included in the programming. Additionally, please note that we are a relatively low-tech venue, and cannot accommodate large ensembles. Musicians are encouraged to look over previous seasons’ programming before sending a query.

Proposals that do not meet the above criteria may not receive a reply.

New works

Summer Music in the Garden is committed to presenting new works of music; over the past decade we have commissioned pieces by composers Chris Paul Harman, Barbara Croall, David Mott, and Kati Agócs, among others. We have some commissioning resources, and the artistic director can write letters of support for suitable applications that artists submit to external funding bodies (e.g., Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils; Canada Council for the Arts), for works to be premiered at the Toronto Music Garden.

When to contact us

Proposals are welcome year-round. Concert booking usually begins in August for the following summer and is finalized by the end of February.

Home  \  What's ON  \  Festivals & Series  \  2018  \  Summer Music in the Garden 2018  \  Want to perform?