Music Niagara

"IAGO" performed by International Opera Theater: photos by Ornella Tiberi
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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Various locations throughout the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Music Niagaral
P. O. Box 1828
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Phone: (01) 905-468-5566

Festival Description

Music Niagara showcases a variety of musical passions in some of Niagara’s most special places. Experience the excitement of jazz under the stars, the verve of Vivaldi in an underground wine library, the saucy intimacy of cabaret or Coward in a historic church. Our thirty-five concerts feature internationally renowned artists from the worlds of jazz, classical, opera, choral, and cabaret, all presented in venues as unique and beautiful as the music. Whether you prefer Mozart in the morning, jazz at lunch or late-night, soaring strings in the afternoon, or evenings with everyone from Samuel Adler to Zorana Sadiq, we have outstanding music in standout settings ready for you to enjoy this summer.

Festival Dates July 12 - August 11, 2013
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Festival Story:

In 1998, Atis Bankas came to Niagara on the Lake with the dream of founding a music school and summer music festival. He had discovered the perfect location - one of Canada’s most beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the magnificent Niagara River, an area of great historical significance surrounded by orchards and lush vineyards. That summer saw the dream take shape, and what would become a premier international chamber music festival had its first season in Niagara.

During this first year, the festival was small in scope. By the third season, audiences were growing as residents and tourists began to discover the festival. Now, in its eleventh season, MUSIC NIAGARA has established itself as an annual cultural event, with its own core audience and a capacity for networking with other arts, heritage and cultural organizations within the Niagara Region. The associations and partnerships that have developed between these organizations allow the Festival to present unique and diverse artistic experiences. Audiences are able to combine their enjoyment of chamber music with a deeper appreciation of Niagara’s rich heritage and history, its other cultural offerings, and visits to the wineries and restaurants for which the region is known.

The Festival has become an important component of the cultural landscape in Niagara and is considered a leading force in developing Niagara’s reputation as a major North American centre for the performing arts. MUSIC NIAGARA has an international reputation for presenting a variety of music genres of the highest calibre and is recognized as a world-class summer music festival, attracting locals and tourists from around the world as well as a passionate and loyal local following.


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