Brott Music Announces: BROTT MUSIC LIVE!

Brott Music Live is delighted to present a series of online informal concerts, highlighting programs of Brott Festival. The series will feature the artists we will be hearing in concert once restrictions are lifted and we can gather together again.The performances will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live, from BMF’s Facebook  and Youtube. Each concert will be approximately 45 minutes, taking place “live” from the homes of the artist(s) and will include musical numbers and an interview with Artistic Director Boris Brott.

This “Johnny Carson” type of informal event will be interactive and viewers will be encouraged to comment and question in real time using their laptop or smartphone.

“I am thrilled to engage, live and in real time, with audiences and the artists personally in a way that would be impossible at a concert. Now more than ever, we need the power of music to bring us together and to help us heal. Brott Music Livewill allow us to support one another, interact and share the joy of music” said Brott.

The Brott Music Festival is Canada’s largest not-for-profit orchestral and opera music festival and the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standards, world class soloists, its exuberant orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, opera, Broadway, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario.

Upcoming Concerts

National Academy Orchestra Finale

Thursday, August 13 - 7:30pm

The entire National Academy Orchestra will present Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor.

Past Concerts

National Academy Orchestra Chamber Ensembles

Thursday, August 6 -7:30pm

National Academy Orchestra virtual chamber ensembles will perform.

Don Giovanni

Thursday, July 30 - 7:30pm

Don Giovanni—mixing comedy, tragedy and drama with the supernatural—an abridged version of Mozart’s famous opera with a special appearance by baritone Phillip Addis.

Join us for the pre-concert wine tasting featuring Sue-Anne Staff and Anna Theodosakis. Learn more here.

The Arcady Singers & Music Director Ron Beckett

Thursday, July 23rd 7:30pm

Arcady is an acclaimed ensemble dedicated to the mentorship of emerging artists and the performance of new Canadian music by director Ronald Beckett and other Arcady composers.

PopOpera - Part II

Thursday, July 16th - 7:30pm

PopOpera—An evening of favourite opera arias.

PopOpera - Part I

Wednesday July 15th - 7:30pm

PopOpera—An evening of favourite opera arias.

Brott Opera Masterclass with John Fanning

Friday, July 10th - 12:00pm

Public Masterclass featuring Metropolitan Opera stars mentoring the cast of BrottOpera’s “Don Giovanni”. This class will feature baritone John Fanning. 

Jens Lindemann & Jennifer Snow

Thursday, July 9 - 7:30pm

Jens Lindemann— Former member of the Canadian Brass. The first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year”. 

Jennifer Snow–In addition to her deep commitment to education, Jennifer Snow is a versatile performer who has appeared as a collaborative pianist throughout Canada, USA, Asia and Europe. She performs on CBC and NPR nationally and has recorded with Marquis, Amberola and Phoenix Records. 

Brott Opera Masterclass with Adrianne Pieczonka

Friday, July 3rd -12:00pm

Public Masterclasses featuring Metropolitan Opera stars mentoring the cast of BrottOpera’s “Don Giovanni”. This class will feature Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka.

May 2nd 7:30pm

Emily Hamper, Artistic Administrator and Coach of BrottOpera, along with husband world renowned Baritone Phillip Addis and their 12-year-old violinist son, Sebastian Hamper Addis.

May 9th 7:30pm

David and Mary Tabone, Directors of BR Xpression Choirs, will discuss their multi-year collaborations with the Brott Education Concert Series and will feature video of our highly successful educations concerts.

May 16th 7:30pm

The Music of Queen—A showcase of music by this iconic band featuring Jeans‘n Classics lead singer Michael Shotton.

May 23rd 7:30pm

The Sound of Music Preview with cast principals and successful choreographer and director Lou Zamprogna.

May 30th 7:30pm

International opera star Adrianne Pieczonka will talk about her career, her relationship with BrottOpera as a coach and will sing while accompanying herself on guitar.

June 6th 7:30pm

Leslie Ashworth, Graduate of the NAO with a bourgeoning solo career, will talk about her program Suite Melody Care, which brings musicians into retirement homes and hospitals. Leslie will perform on the violin.

June 13th 7:30pm

James Campbell, Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound, will discuss Parry Sound’s “Festival of the Sound” and their relationship with Boris and the National Academy Orchestra. He will perform on clarinet joined by his son Graham Campbell on guitar.

June 20th 7:30pm

Valerie Tryon, internationally renowned pianist and Festival favourite, will perform Beethoven in honour of his 250th birthday.

June 27th 7:30pm

Julie Nesrallah, is an acclaimed mezzo-soprano regularly engaged by opera companies, symphonies and festivals around the world.