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 Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Louise Halfe – Sky Dancer will open the festival and share her thoughts and poetry. Enjoy performances by Ted Staunton and Friends, 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, 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 Papatheodorou and his band will lead a performance of music in harmony with sculpture and landscape at the Periphery Gallery outside Warkworth.

Sept 24: Postcards from Northumberland (Cobourg)

This captivating concert celebrates the grandeur of Northumberland County, its cultural landmarks and its natural treasures. Concert pianist Richard Herriott premiers his composition “Postcards from Northumberland” and is joined by violinist David Shewchuk in performing a program of J.S. Bach, Paganini, Sarasate, and Gershwin. The backdrop is a tapestry of images curated by Art historian Evan McMurtry.

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 inter-generational concert celebrates all things musical in Northumberland County. From fiddles to choir, original songs to musical theatre, come witness the results of collaboration and mentorship between paired local performers of all genres.

Artists include:

The Abzolutely Choir
Amelia Bowler
Alexia Boyagian
Elise Dunbrack
Hill & Landing
Sarah Lewis
Shannon Linton
Jessica Outram
Mary Schultz
Ted Staunton
Saskia Tomkins
What Fun!