Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 22, 2014 15:00 ET

Prince Edward County Celebrates Canada's Classical Music Composers and Performers

PICTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided $10,000 in funding to the Prince Edward County Arts Council for the 11th edition of the Prince Edward County Music Festival, which will take place from September 19 to 28, 2014, at various venues in Picton, Ontario.

Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Prince Edward County Music Festival is a classical music festival that features both established and emerging Canadian artists and performances in a variety of genres, from baroque music to light classics of the 20th century.
  • The festival has hosted some of Canada's most celebrated composers, such as Jacques Hétu, Malcolm Forsyth, Chan Ka Nin, Andrew MacDonald, Alexina Louie, John Burge, Steven Gellman, Ana Sokolovic and Marjan Mozetich.
  • For 2014, the Festival enlisted a larger ensemble than ever before: I Musici de Montréal, a 15-member string orchestra whose vast repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural events that feature the best and most celebrated artists and performers that Canada has to offer. This festival contributes to the region's cultural and economic vitality and brings Canadians closer together through the enjoyment of the arts."

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

"Prince Edward County Music Festival has grown over the past decade from three concerts presented in a single venue to a nine-day festival at a variety of beautiful spaces. I would like to congratulate the organizers of this festival for their passion for classical music and their relentless efforts to make this unique event bigger and better each year."

- Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings)

"Thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Prince Edward County Arts Council is able to provide support to our annual classical Prince Edward County Music Festival, an event featuring masterpieces from the standard classical repertoire alongside works by contemporary Canadian composers presented by respected and talented Canadian musicians. Audiences are composed of not only the residents of the community but also visitors who have come to know the quality of this wonderful event, which is now in its 11th season."

-Susanne Barclay, Chair, Prince Edward County Arts Council

Associated Links

Prince Edward County Music Festival

Prince Edward County Arts Council

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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