Symphony in the Barn Aug. 5th, 6th at Glencolton Farms in Durham, Ontario

From the Glencolton Moos:

“We are but two weeks away [actually now just one week away] from our major fundraising event happening here on the farm: The Gourmet Concertante. Taking place over the weekend of August 5th and 6th, we wil be featuring gourmet chefs Jamie Kennedy and Carey McLellan. In addition, the biodynamic winery, Southbrook Vineyards, and the local brewery, MacLean’s Ales, will be offering wine and beer tasting, and you will have the opportunity to purchase your favourites. And, of course, in addition to food, music is the other half of this event, and there will be much of it.

On Friday evening, Toronto’s Music in the Barns presents a Concert Under the Stars on our outdoor stage. On Saturday, music will be performed on the stage as well as at other locations around the farm. Musicians include members of the Canadian Chamber Orchestra, violinist Emmanuel Vukovich, and Dominic Desautels, principal clarinetist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company.

If you have not already bought tickets, then head over to to get yours now. This is a family event, with children of all ages welcome. If you are interested in helping out, then get in touch, and if you know someone else who would be interested, send them our way. Please help spread the word! With the outdoor stage now set up, the Gourmet Concertante is feeling more real than ever. We can’t wait to see you there.”

The following description is from the EventBrite registration page.

The magic of Symphony in the Barn returns as a collaboration between Glencolton Farms and Toronto’s Music in the Barns.
Saturday August 5 – Sunday August 6, 2017

Glencolton Farms – #393889 Concession 2, Durham, ON

We are thrilled to welcome you, our guests, from all corners of the globe to spend the weekend soaking in the sights and sounds of one of Canada’s most influential and visionary farms. The anticipated return of Symphony in the Barn will be a full weekend celebration featuring Gourment Concertante and Concert Under the Stars (scroll down for detailed information on both events).

EARLY BIRD FESTIVAL PASS includes one ticket to ALL EVENTS held on Glencolton Farms (Saturday 7pm, 10pm, Sunday 2pm Gourmet Concertante).

On-site camping (free!)

Under 5 – free Sat/Sun
Under 12 – free Sat only, $30 Gourmet Concertante Sunday

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7:00 p.m.

Concert Under the Stars: Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble with guest Alexander Sevastian, accordion

A gala evening concert celebrating Music in the Barns’ new summer residency home at Glencolton Farms

Come along with Music in the Barns to the place where it all began….

Music in the Barns was founded by Artistic Director Carol Gimbel, core performer of Symphony in the Barn at Glencolton Farms in 2002 and 2003. The life-changing concerts of Symphony in the Barn has driven the philosophy behind her critically acclaimed company Music in the Barns, taking classical concerts out of the traditional hall and creating innovative environments for organic audience engagement, artistic residency and heightened performance experiences.

Music in the Barns is honored to create a very special gala launch concert for the opening night of the Symphony in the Barn 2017 Festival Weekend. The evening’s performance, set under the canopy of the night’s sky, will thread summer’s past celebrating the new beginning and life-long memories of Symphony in the Barn.

10:00 p.m.

Late-nite Installation Concert: “Unveiling The Sound Tower Experience”

Experience an acoustical marvel, a spiritually altering experience in The Sound Tower – Glencolton Farms’ silo.

Featuring Music in the Barns’ David Schotzko, percussion
Selections from Canadian composer Michael Oesterle’s “Spanning Tree.”


2:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gourmet Concertante

A celebration of nourishing food and glorious music

Entertain your taste buds as you encounter the symphony of your senses. Enjoy delicious food prepared by some of Ontario’s tops chefs including Jamie Kennedy, Chris McDonald and Local Food chef extraordinaire Carey Mclellan. Bathe in the Sounds of some of the world’s finest instruments until the cows come home. Talented musicians play melodies to entice the mood of being surrounded by nature and history. Soak in the sights of Canada’s controversial Raw Milk producing Farm, home of Michael Schmidt.

Proceeds to Food Freedom Legal Defense Fund

Buy your tickets on the EventBrite page.

About Music in the Barns:

Music in the Barns

Organizer of Symphony in the Barn 2017 Festival Weekend

Music in the Barns

Specializing in comprehensively curated, site-specific “installation concerts,” Music in the Barns transforms spaces into uniquely immersive, classical music experiences. The company has produced critically acclaimed performances in some of Toronto’s most iconic locations, including the Hearn Generating Station, Artscape Wychwood Barns (7,500 sq ft Mainspace), the Drake Hotel’s “Underground,” and The Academy of Lions. Most recently, their #1000Strings project garnered international attention, bringing together over 1000 performers and onlookers of all ages in Yonge-Dundas Square and their latest production, Song of Extinction, in partnership with the Luminato Festival 10th Anniversary marked their fifth and most ambitious world premiere.

Inspiring a strong following of new generation audiences, seasoned listeners, and the local community, Music in the Barns has presented sold-out performances of new works by Canada’s most important rising composers including Nicole Lizée (Mtl), Rose Bolton (TO), Scott Godin (BC), Richard Reed Parry (Mtl) and Michael Oesterle (QC), showcasing new compositions alongside masterworks such as Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 5, Anton Bruckner’s String Quintet, W.A. Mozart’s 1894 Sinfonia Concertante arranged for string sextet, George Crumb’s Black Angels for Electric String Quartet, and Arvo Pärt’s Psalom, Summa and Fratres.

The Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble is a revolving collective of Toronto’s leading classical and contemporary performers, featuring musicians from the Toronto Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company, Arraymusic, the Esprit Orchestra and more. As an educator, Music in the Barns furthers Canadian composition and classical chamber music through its innovative concert series, community engagement workshops, and music school.

Music in the Barns’ first album, featuring recent string quartets by leading Canadian composers, is currently in production for release in 2017. Music in the Barns is made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, along with our incredible community of friends, partners, donors, and sponsors.

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