Music Events

Classical or contemporary, local musicians or stars of the international stage, NFOTA has something for everyone.

Sept 16: Celebrating Resilience: Opening Ceremony (Cobourg)

Come join in the fun of our opening ceremonies for NFOTA’s sixteen days of arts events all over the county. We are honoured that National Poet Laureate, Louise Halfe – Sky Dancer will open the festival and share her thoughts and poetry. Enjoy performances by Ted Staunton and Friends, Marie-Lynn Hammond, What Fun! and Jessica Outram as well as a Premier Public Screening of “Arcadia”, a multi-art genre story by Dimitri Papatheodorou, and a chance to visit two art exhibits at the AGN. Raise a glass of wine, meet some of our artists, sponsors and organizers and enjoy an entertaining kick-off to NFOTA 2022.

Sept 18: The Colores (Warkworth)

Enjoy classical music, cumbia (Latin rhythm) and rock in the same concert. Hosted by The Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre in Warkworth, experience how music and storytelling entangle and unapologetically combine with Guns n Roses, Robert Schumann, Bizet, and Stephen Sondheim, among others. Tenor Fabián Arciniegas will share with you the journey that led him to make this musical soup!

Sept 23: At the Periphery (Warkworth)

As part of the Warkworth gallery Hop, Dimitri Papatheodoro and his band will lead a performance of music and interpretive dance in harmony with sculpture and landscape at the Periphery Gallery outside Warkworth

Sept 24: Postcards of Northumberland (Cobourg)

Join us as internationally acclaimed concert pianist Richard Herriott premiers his own composition, a specially commissioned piano suite, inspired by his impressions of Cobourg, Presqu’ile and points in between. David Shewchuk, violinist and Concertmaster of the Quinte Symphony brings the wizardry of Sarasate, the elegance of his signature compositions and energy of beloved Canadian fiddle tunes to the concert stage. Art Historian Evan McMurtry curates a collection of Northumberland images that set the mood for this extraordinary, multi-media event.

Sept 25: An Afternoon of Mozart and Chopin with Rossina Grieco (Cobourg)

Port Hope Friends of Music presents pianist Rossina Grieco who has studied piano since she was four years old and had her debut with the San Diego Symphony when she was eight years old. Rossina is the most recent recipient of the Ihnatowycz Prize in piano, one of the highest, and most prestigious awards offered in North America. Miss Grieco will play Mozart’s Sonata K333 and Chopin’s 24 preludes in their entirety. A reception will be held after the concert. A wonderful opportunity to converse with Miss Grieco and other patrons.

Oct 1: Together We Can: Music Across Generations (Cobourg)

Local musician and singer, Shannon Linton, has brought together 14 artists for “Together We Can: Music across Generations.” This intergenerational concert celebrates all things musical in Northumberland County. From fiddles to choir, wind ensembles to musical theatre, come witness the results of a week of collaboration and mentorship between paired local performers of all genres. Artists include: Hill & Landing; Sarah Lewis; Northumberland Wind Ensemble; Jessica Outram; Mary Schultz; Ted Staunton; The Abzolutely Choir; Saskia Tomkins and more!