Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 07, 2015 09:00 ET

Investing in Live Classical Music in the Kawartha Lakes Region

Government of Canada supports the Kawartha Concerts Series

LINDSAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $80,000 over two years to the Lindsay Concert Foundation for their 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 editions of the Kawartha Concert Series. The funding is provided through Canadian Heritage's Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Kawartha Concerts is a division of Lindsay Concert Foundation and has been the primary live performing arts presenter of classical chamber music in the Kawartha Lakes region for over three decades.
  • Kawartha Concerts presents and engages established and emerging professional artists from Canada and abroad for live performance concerts in venues throughout the Kawartha Lakes region. This classical music presenter also organizes outreach and audience development initiatives that include pre-concert chats, workshops and collaborative youth engagement performances.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting organizations that not only enrich the life of their community through outstanding live performance concerts, but also promote Canadian artists and give a boost to the local economy."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am proud of the Government of Canada's support for the Lindsay Concert Foundation, an organization that brings the Kawartha Lakes community closer together by being at the heart of numerous local performing arts and cultural initiatives."

-Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock)

"The financial support from Canadian Heritage makes it possible for small but professional organizations like the Lindsay Concert Foundation to bring great music performed by Canadian and world-renowned artists to rural communities like the Kawarthas, and to provide performances for children and educational opportunities for the benefit of our patrons and community. Without this support, we could not provide the quality of programming excellence for which Kawartha Concerts is recognized. We are truly grateful that the Government of Canada recognizes the importance of cultural activities in the lives of rural Canadians."

-Janice Silverthorne, President and Chair of the Board, Lindsay Concert Foundation

Associated Links

Kawartha Concerts

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
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    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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