Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 08, 2010 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports NUMUS Concert Series

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Peter Braid, Member of Parliament (Kitchener–Waterloo), today announced funding for the NUMUS Concert Series.

The NUMUS Concert Series will take place from April 2011 to March 2012 and April 2012 to March 2013 at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts and the Starlight Club in Kitchener–Waterloo. Each season will feature a number of concerts in the genres of new and popular music, as well as multidisciplinary works featuring both dance and literature. The concert series will be divided into three mini-series: the recital series, dedicated to performance of new work; the ensemble series, featuring groups; and finally the late night series, dedicated to independent emerging artists.

"I would like to thank the organizers of NUMUS Concerts for the tremendous contribution they make to arts and culture in Canada," said Minister Moore. "It is important that we support groups that showcase our country's talent and provide high-quality performances that enrich our communities."

"The NUMUS Concert Series gives Kitchener–Waterloo residents and visitors the opportunity to experience innovative works and cultural experiences that entertain and enlighten us," said Mr. Braid. "This organization energizes arts and culture in our community, and supports our economy through increased tourism."

"NUMUS Concerts would like to thank Canadian Heritage for its ongoing support," said Glenn Buhr, Artistic Director and General Manager, NUMUS Concerts. "This funding over the next two years will enable us to nurture and promote the creative work of talented Canadian composers and performers. With the government's support, we have been able to provide the Kitchener–Waterloo region with stimulating concert experiences for 25 years and look forward to many more years of excellent programming."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $40,000 for fiscal years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca