An exciting opportunity to celebrate Canada 150 is coming to North York this month – a performance by The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. This incredible band is set to perform at the 8th annual Cultura Festival on July 14th at 8pm at Mel Lastman Square.
Created by the Royal Conservatory of Music, The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra explores and celebrates the cultural diversity and pluralism of Canada. The ensemble consists of 12 New Canadians who, since forming the band, have been able to share each other’s cultures while creating a novel sound for Canada’s 150th.
Now on an Ontario tour, the orchestra is making a stop at North York’s Cultura Festival. Cultura is a free family-friendly outdoor festival happening Friday July 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6pm – 11pm. Co-presented with Councillor John Filion and North York Arts, the festival is showcasing Music, Buskers, Dance, Food and Film.
In addition to The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, Cultura’s Mainstage performances will consist of Korean musical group Coreyah (July 7), Juno award winner Okavango African Orchestra (July 21) and multi-award winning Fiddler Donnell Leahy (July 28). Featured films will follow the music including Hidden Figures, Arrival, La La Land and Moana. Visitors can also enjoy tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, and interactive art activities from 6-8pm.
With the many opportunities to celebrate Canada’s birthday around the city, The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra at Cultura Festival is one you won’t want to miss!
The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra was conceived by Mervon Mehta, the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Executive Director of Performing Arts, and is led by Artistic Director David Buchbinder.
To learn more about The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra visit: http://www.rcmusic.ca/
For program details at Cultura Festival visit: http://www.culturafestival.ca/