Bringing the Garden closer than ever!

Starts July 5, 2020
More programming to be announced soon! Including an improvisational response to a Sufi parable, Flamenco music and dance, Brazilian Forró, and more!

“Man plans; God laughs,” as the saying goes. As soon as it became clear that we would not be able to gather in the Toronto Music Garden – or anywhere else! – this summer, our artists responded with generosity and ingenuity. These short online concerts are a way of bringing the joy, spirit and community of Summer Music in the Garden to your homes until we can meet again in our magnificent home, the Toronto Music Garden. Enjoy!

Tamara Bernstein
Artistic Director
Summer Music in the Garden at Home

Photo by Danielle Sum
Photo by Danielle Sum

Ton Beau String Quartet

Woodworks

Sunday, July 5 at 4pm

The Ton Beau String Quartet performs music by J.S. Bach, Leclair and Mozart, along with traditional Armenian and Norwegian songs arranged for string quartet.

Photo by Nika Zuljan
Photo by Nika Zuljan

Bor Zuljan

The Humanist’s Lyre

Thursday, July 9 at 7pm

Slovenian lutenist Bor Zuljan performs songs, dances and ricercars from Leonardo’s and Raffaello’s Italy of 1500.

Photo by Daanylo Bobyk
Photo by Daanylo Bobyk

Flûte Alors!

Telemann: à 1, 2, 3, 4!

Sunday, July 12 at 4pm

Montreal’s Flûte Alors! celebrates one of the most imaginative – and the most prolific! – of Baroque composers: Georg Philipp Telemann.

Photo by Harpreet Singh
Photo by Harpreet Singh

Ramneek Singh

The Magic of Yaman Through Khayal & Cinema

Thursday, July 16 at 7pm

Vocalist Ramneek Singh reveals the beloved Raag Yaman in its classical Hindustani forms, and as it reappeared in classic scores of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema.

Photo by Scott Wevers
Photo by Scott Wevers

Venuti String Quartet

No Boundaries

Sunday, July 19 at 4pm

The Venuti String Quartet performs music by Borodin, Ravel and Drew Jurecka.

Pierre-Étienne Bergeron (Mélisande Corriveau), Elizabeth Delage (Elinor Frey) and Marï Photographe (Andrea Stewart)
Pierre-Étienne Bergeron (Mélisande Corriveau), Elizabeth Delage (Elinor Frey) and Marï Photographe (Andrea Stewart)

Mélisande Corriveau, Elinor Frey & Andrea Stewart

Three Cellos Tie Some Knots

Thursday, July 23 at 7pm

Baroque cellists Mélisande Corriveau, Elinor Frey (direction) and Andrea Stewart perform music by Giuseppe Dall’Abaco, J.S. Bach and Maxime McKinley.

In Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of this territory and their unique role in the life of the region. Harbourfront Centre is committed to honouring Indigenous peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land and waters, and their rich contribution to society. Toronto is on the traditional territory of the Anishinabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We ask that you respect the land and traditions of those who walked upon it for millennia before us.

With Gratitude

The annual Summer Music in the Garden concert series is presented by TD Bank Group – The Ready Commitment with the generous support of The Azrieli Foundation.

The series is produced by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with the City of Toronto. Special thanks to Chief Cheerleader Jim Fleck, 2020 series supporters Rita and Sam Bresler, our individual concert supporters, and our 2019 audience members.

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The Gail Asper Family Foundation
Alice and Grant Burton
Robert and Ann Corcoran

Jim Fleck
Michael and Sonja Koerner
Sandra and Jim Pitblado
and the generosity of our 2019 Audience

Presenting Partner
TD Ready Commitment
Supported by
Toronto
Art+Health is supported by
The Azrieli Foundation
With additional support from
Quebec
SOCAN Foundation