We had such a wonderful time at our summer concert this year! Sarah was amazing! Thanks to eveyrone who came out and enjoyed the night. Not only did we have a great time, we raised $725 dollars for the LDSS music program.
We are pleased to bring Sarah back to our community to provide an outdoor concert of live classical music at the Listowel Memorial Park – Amphitheater. The concert will take place on Tuesday, July 26, at 7PM. The rain date will be the following day. The concert will feature music of Biber, Bach, Enesco, Ysaye and Mark O’Connor.
Admission to the concert is free/by voluntary donation. If you can support the concert, we thank you very much! This year, all donations will go to the Listowel District Secondary School (LDSS) music program in honour of Laurence Rowbotham, who taught Sarah while she was at LDSS. Donations will assist in several ways including: new instruments such as guitars, ukuleles, indigenous instruments, guest makers/musicians, music resources, recording equipment, supplies and resources and experiences for students.
Originally from Listowel, and currently based in New York, NY, acclaimed violinist Sarah Pratt-Parsamian enjoys a diverse and exciting musical career. She has been a prizewinner at the Jeunesses Musicales International Violin Competition, and Silver Medal winner in the Canadian National Music Competition. At the age of 14 she made her solo debut with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at the Guelph Spring Festival in Ontario, and since has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the U.S., including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. Recently highlights include a riveting performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, (Stratford, ON). An avid chamber musician and recital artist, Sarah has performed across Canada and the United States, including Stratford Summer Music Festival, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, the Arts and Letters Club, Heliconian Club (Toronto), the British Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Bargemusic (New York, NY), the Detroit Institute of Art (Detroit, MI), Clefworks (Montgomery, AB), and others. Sarah is a temporary member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, having joined the company for the current season. She also performs as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, with whom she has traveled on tours across the United States, Europe and Asia. She is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 2006. Sarah holds a Bachelor in Performance Degree from the University of Toronto, Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. When her violin is resting, Sarah can be found jogging on park trails, climbing trees with her children, hiking with her camera, or curled up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.
What to hear more of Sarah? Music on the Bruce returns this summer. Take in a classical music concert and end the evening with the unparalleled beauty of a Lake Huron sunset. Running this year from August 6 - August 14, 2022. For the dates and locations, visit: https://www.musiconthebruce.com/home
COVID-19 SAFETY: Covid safety measures at each concert will be enforced according to the provincial and CDC guidelines in place on the day of the concert.