Brantford Summer Music Festival

Announcing Brantford Summer Music (July 13-17, 2022), a new festival experience on the Grand River!
Made in collaboration of the Sanderson Centre and local Brantford artists!

#BrantfordSummerMusic (BSM), a celebration of all genres of music and the related arts, will be launched this summer by three performances that define the essence and diversity of the Festival’s mandate. BSM immodestly aspires to become the most innovative, inclusive, inviting and entertaining of all #Ontario #summermusicfestivals.

BSM will shine a spotlight on the illustrious history of this city and region, including its #FirstNations and #UndergroundRailroad heritage, the quiet rural charm of the #GrandRiver Valley and Carolinian Canada, and the musical stories of its fabled citizenry, including Pauline Johnson, Alexander Graham Bell, jazz legend Al Lucas, and comedian Phil Hartman.

Brantford Summer Music debuts on Wednesday, July 13th with a performance of #Indigenous playwright/storyteller/composer/performer Tomson Highway‘s popular cabaret Songs in the Key of Cree, with Peruvian-Canadian vocalist Patricia Cano.

On Saturday, July 16th, the Toronto Mass Choir, Canada’s finest gospel choir, takes the stage under the direction of Brantford’s own Karen Burke. The concert will pay a special tribute to Burke’s Underground Railroad roots.

The 2022 festival will conclude with a Sunday, July 17th recital by Simcoe-born concert pianist Bryn Blackwood, recent winner of the prestigious Eckhardt-Gramatte Comp National Music Competition.

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