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New McMichael Concert Series Harmonizes Art and Music

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September 4, 2013, KLEINBURG ON - The McMichael Canadian Art Collection recently announced the launch of a new concert series developed in promotional partnership with JAZZFM.91. Part of the new McMichael Signature Performance Series, the concerts will be held on six consecutive Thursday evenings beginning September 26. The concerts will alternate between jazz, guitar, and classical music performed by established as well as emerging Canadian musicians.

The McMichael will extend its regular hours, allowing attendees to explore the renowned gallery and grounds before enjoying an 8:00 p.m. concert in the stunning performance gallery overlooking the Humber Valley.

Opening night will take place on Thursday, September 26 and will be headlined by Canada's sweetheart of swing, Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats. The series will continue with performances by some of Canada's most accomplished musicians and musical protégés, before closing on Halloween night with a concert by guitarist Kevin Laliberté, just days after the release of his new album, One.   

The concerts will be hosted by well-known musician, writer, and radio personality, Jaymz Bee. "I've always loved the McMichael Gallery for their art," said Bee. "Now I can say without a doubt that I am also a fan of their taste in music. I look forward to all six shows coming up this fall!"

The McMichael Concert Series was developed to celebrate Canadian musical culture and to share the magical atmosphere of the gallery at night. The series provides a unique cultural experience that combines some of the very best of Canadian music with great Canadian masterworks.

Tickets can be purchased for individual concerts or as part of package of six shows. To order tickets, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209.

McMichael Concert Series schedule:

September 26 - Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats, Featuring Terra Hazelton
October 3 - Anastasia Rizikov, From Baroque to Contemporary, Piano Concert
October 10 - Kevin Breit and Stretch Orchestra
October 17 - Toronto Hwa-Eum Trio, Classical Ensemble
October 24 - Tony Quarrington, Don Thompson and Terry Clarke trio with Don Francks
October 31 - Kevin Laliberté

For full concert details, visit mcmichael.com.

Special Exhibitions:

Ansel Adams: Masterworks - Until September 29
Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change - Until September 29
Karine Giboulo's Small Strange World(s) - October 12, 2013 to January 26, 2013
You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting - October 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014

For more information about exhibitions visit mcmichael.com.  

About the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Canadian artists, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan. 
For more information: www.mcmichael.com


Media Contacts:

Wendy Campbell
Manager, Media Relations and Online Presence 
905.893.1121 ext. 2201
wcampbell@mcmichael.com

Rachel Weiner
Communications Coordinator 
905.893.1121 ext. 2210
rweiner@mcmichael.com

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