Toronto Summer Music Festival bids a fond farewell to Artistic Director Douglas McNabney

TORONTO…The 2016 Festival marked Artistic Director Douglas McNabney’s last at the helm of Toronto Summer Music, a six year tenure that saw a 68% increase in audience attendance, a marked increase in the profile of the Festival, the introduction of a series of free daytime lectures, films and artist interviews to augment the festival experience, the SHUFFLE concerts series, the creation of a successful Summer Academy for young musicians on the cusp of a professional career, and the launch of a Co...

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Toronto Summer Music appoints Jonathan Crow as Artistic Director

                                                                Toronto Summer Music appoints Jonathan Crow as Artistic Director TORONTO…The Board of Toronto Summer Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow as TSM’s new Artistic Director effective September 1st, 2016. A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan Crow currently resides in Toronto where he is in his fifth season as Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.   Jonathan Cro...

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Announcing the 2016 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London Calling! 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival celebrates the music of Great Britain July 14 to August 7, 2016 TORONTO…From July 14 to August 7, 2016, the Toronto Summer Music Festival presents a rich portrait of the vast musical traditions of Great Britain – from the Baroque to the 20th century pop British Invasion – with a special focus on the music of great British composers including Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Walton, and many more. “British social developmen...

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2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival marks final under leadership of Artistic Director Douglas McNabney

TORONTO… Toronto Summer Music’s Artistic Director Douglas McNabney announced today that the 2016 Festival will be his final at the helm of the organization.  McNabney will lead TSM through the 2016 Festival, which runs from July 14 to August 7, while supporting the Board in its search for his successor prior to his departure at the end of August.  McNabney will announce the programming details for the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival on April 12. “I am very proud of what the board, staff and I...

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Toronto Summer Music Festival’s tenth anniversary draws audiences and boosts ticket sales

TORONTO… A boost in audience attendance and ticket sales for the 2015 Toronto Summer Music Festival’s tenth anniversary gave the organization two more reasons to celebrate, reports Festival Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “In addition to programming our usual roster of exceptional international artists, this year we successfully launched our inaugural Community Academy to give adult amateur musicians the opportunity to connect and play music with superlative artist mentors.  We are thrilled...

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Toronto Summer Music celebrates its Tenth Anniversary Festival with The New World From July 16 to August 9, 2015

TORONTO…Toronto Summer Music’s Tenth Anniversary Festival pays homage to the Pan Am Games and explores the rise to pre-eminence of American culture in the 20th century.  The 2015 Festival, The New World, runs from July 16 to August 9, 2015 and features performances by renowned Canadian and international artists plus a wide-range of ancillary events.  Festival passes are on sale now, single tickets go on sale April 16, 2015. “The amalgam of traditions brought by successive waves of Europeans and...

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Toronto Summer Music launches new Community Academy for amateur musicians

TORONTO…Toronto Summer Music invites amateur musicians to play and sing for pleasure as part of its new Community Academy program, while spending a week with artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival. The Community Academy will run August 2 to 9, 2015 and offers amateur and recreational musicians a unique opportunity to re-connect with their instrument and/or voice as part of Toronto’s premier classical music festival. Participants will also receive tickets to TSM Festival concerts. The TSM C...

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Association of Fundraising Professionals recognizes Toronto Summer Music with Award of Excellence

TORONTO…Today, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter announced Toronto Summer Music has been chosen winner of the 2014 Mo Davies Small Organization Award for Excellence in Fundraising for its Fellowships Donations Program which supports the TSM Academy.  The award recognizes organizations that have undertaken innovative initiatives, projects or campaigns that have resulted in overall fundraising growth and/or improved development infrastructure.  The award will be...

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Enthusiasm for classical music concerts in the summer continues to grow reports Toronto Summer Music Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2014  TORONTO…Tonight the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival concludes with another sold-out concert, reports Festival Artistic Director Douglas McNabney.  The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s much anticipated debut at Koerner Hall is the Festival’s third sold-out concert at the venue, capping another successful year. “On the programming side, we take great pride in what we’ve achieved artistically in this year’s festival, bringing stellar talent from the world’s cla...

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Announcing the 2014 OLG Shuffle Concerts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 20, 2014 Jazz, opera, and world music among the eclectic offerings at Toronto Summer Music Festival’s pay-what-you-can OLG SHUFFLE Concerts TORONTO…This year, Toronto Summer Music Festival’s popular pay-what-you-can OLG SHUFFLE Concerts feature virtuosi and next-generation emerging artists performing a wide range of musical offerings from Chinese pipa concerts to jazz and opera.  Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic performances are he...

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