Shakespeare: The Complete Works available exclusively on Classical FM

Now you can own the complete and unabridged collection of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, exclusively through The New Classical FM. Click to read more.

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Get Your Helmets Ready......It's The Home Hardware Bike Up Northumberland Event

The Home Hardware Bike Up Northumberland Event is September 10th. A Charity Ride in support of Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation and Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. A Fun Family Event where funds raised go to both Hospitals. Community raising funds for their Hospitals!

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Get Ready To be Inspired.....The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

It’s the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour September 10th and 11th 10am – 5pm. This Studio Tour will be  showcasing 39 incredibly talented artists who will be sharing their passion, talent, creatives spaces as well as their inspiration with visitors. A truly inspiration weekend.

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The RCMP Musical Ride is Coming to Roseneath's Fair

Thursday September 8th at 5pm 32 scarlet coated Mounties and their horses will be displaying brilliant horsemanship as they perform intricate figures and drills choreographed to music at the Roseneath Fair. It’s the Internationally recognised RCMP Musical Ride!

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The RCMP Musical Ride Is Coming To Roseneath Fair

It’s a spectacle known around the world and enjoyed by thousand of people every year. It’s the RCMP Musical Ride. Thursday September 8th at 5pm at The Roseneath Fair. Mounties and their horses will be displaying brilliant horsemanship by performing figures and drills choreographed to music.   For more information and tickets go to Roseneath Fair and click RCMP Musical Ride. Take a listen to this week’s Spotlight: http://www.classical1031fm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cobourg-spotlight-week-30-3-Musical-Ride-Roseneath-Fair.mp3    ...

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Get Ready To be Inspired…..It’s The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

  Throughout beautiful Northumberland Hills are some of the the Countries most talented Artists. They are currently busy preparing, creating and getting ready to open the doors to their creative spaces for The Northumberland Studio Tour September 10th and 11th 10am until 5pm. There are 39 Talented Artists anxious to share their creative spaces, inspiration and mediums with visitors.   For more information, samples of participating artist work, maps and directions to their studios go to Northumberland Studio Tour Take a listen to this week’s Spotlight:...

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Get Your Helmet’s Ready……It’s Home Hardware’s Bike Up Northumberland!

  A Charity Ride in support of Campbellford memorial Hospital Foundation and Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. It’s The Home Hardware Bike Up Northumberland Event on September 10th. The cycling route follows the scenic waterfront trail from Cobourg to Presqu’ile Park in Brighton. The route is designed for riders of all abilities and funds raise will go to purchase priority medical equipment for both Hospitals. For more information go to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation and Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation Take a listen to this week’s Spotlight: http://www.classical1031fm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cobourg-spotlight-week-30-1-Bike-Up-Northumberland.mp3...

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Klezmatics Performed Live from Zoomer Hall on August 29th, 2016

The New Classical FM wass thrilled to welcome the The Klezmatics to The New Zoomer Hall on August 29th, 2016! Watch it again here and scroll down to view photos from the performance: We celebrated the kick-off of ASHKENAZ, North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture, with The Klezmatics, the only klezmer band ever to have won a Grammy Award! For over 30-years, they’ve raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music and are always sure to have you dancing in your seats! For 2016 Ashkenaz Festival info visit ashkenaz.ca. Sponsored By:Healthy Planet – Your one stop source for health food, supplements, sports nutrition and beauty products. The post Klezmatics Performed Live from Zoomer Hall on August 29th, 2016 appeared first on Classical FM...

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Klezmatics Perform LIVE from The New Zoomer Hall

A live webcast will be available here today at NOON. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE VIDEO PLAYER AT NOON PLEASE RERESH THIS PAGE. We’re celebrating the kick-off of ASHKENAZ, North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture, with The Klezmatics, the only klezmer band ever to have won a Grammy Award! For over 30-years, they’ve raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music and will be sure to have you dancing in your seats! Catered reception to follow the concert. For 2016 Ashkenaz Festival info visit ashkenaz.ca. Sponsored By:Healthy Planet – Your one stop source for health food, supplements, sports nutrition and beauty products. The post Klezmatics Perform LIVE from The New Zoomer Hall appeared first on Classical FM...

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GRAMMY WINNING KLEZMATICS PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT ZOOMERPLEX TODAY, YOU’RE INVITED!

North America’s largest showcase of global Jewish performing arts and culture comes to the ZoomerPlex today and you’re invited! The grammy winning Klezmatics will perform from noon until 1pm today at a free open air concert here at 70 Jefferson Avenue in Liberty Village. The Klezmatics are among more than 250 international artists at the Ashkenaz Festival, a biennial celebration which includes music, film, theatre and food. The festival begins tomorrow and continues until Labour Day. Today’s free open air concert takes place at 70 Jefferson Avenue, one block south of King Street, accessible by TTC. If you come by car, there is limited free parking on site. The post GRAMMY WINNING KLEZMATICS PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT ZOOMERPLEX TODAY, YOU’RE INVITED! appeared first on Classical FM...

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Get Ready To be Inspired…..It’s The Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

  Throughout beautiful Northumberland Hills are some of the the Countries most talented Artists. They are currently busy preparing, creating and getting ready to open the doors to their creative spaces for The Northumberland Studio Tour September 10th and 11th 10am until 5pm. There are 39 Talented Artists anxious to share their creative spaces, inspiration and mediums with visitors.   For more information, samples of participating artist work, maps and directions to their studios go to Northumberland Studio Tour Take a listen to this week’s Spotlight:...

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Art With Heart

TD Bank Group presents Art With Heart, the 23rd annual auction of contemporary Canadian art in support of inspired HIV/AIDS care at Casey House, taking place Tuesday October 18th at the AGO. The evening features a live and silent auction of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by some of this country’s foremost established and emerging artists, which kicks off with a preview reception. Scroll down for a sample of art from this event. It’s all in support of Casey House’s compassionate and holistic clinical care for people living with advanced HIV/AIDS. Art purchases support nursing and social work visits to clients in their homes, at shelters, or through outreach programs. A committee of passionate and knowledgeable volunteers from the art community has selected a diverse and stunning group of contemporary works. Fall in love with the collection at artwithheart.ca. Tickets are available online or by calling (416) 962-4040 – extension 232. Art With Heart 2016 is presented by TD Bank Group and sponsored in part by Urbacon, Monnet Design, and Toronto’s Only All Classical Station – The New Classical 96.3 FM. Janet Morton, Untitled, found photograph, embroidery floss, 2015, silent auction lot Sarah Dinnick, Bather, pigmented ink jet photograph, edition 1/3, 2013, silent auction Derek Root, Walkover 1, acrylic on canvas, 2015, live auction Douglas Coupland, Pacific Trash Gyre No. 17, manufactured globe, steel, paint, 2016, live auction Janna Watson, Filling Voids, mixed media on panel with resin, 2015, live auction The post Art With Heart appeared first on Classical FM...

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Get Inspired At The 9th Annual Rednersville Road Art Tour

  Twenty eight talented artists and artisans will be opening their homes and inviting you to visit and learn about their inspiration and mediums. It’s the 9th Annual Rednersville Road Art Tour September 3rd, 4th and 5th from 10am – 4pm. A special Labour Day Weekend is in store for you along the picturesque shores of The Bay of Quinte. For more information, participating artist and map go to Rednersville Road Art Tour Take a listen to this week’s Spotlight:...

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Ben Hur

Ben Hur Timur Bekmambetov, dir. Keith Clarke & John Ridley, script based on the novel by Lew Wallace Starring: Jack Huston (Judah Ben-Hur), Tony Kebbel (Messala), Morgan Freeman (Sheik Ilderim), Rodrigo Santoro (Jesus), Nazanin Boniadi (Esther), Sofia Black D’Elia (Tirzah), Ayelet Zurer (Naomi) I took my daughter to see Ben Hur. Rachael and I love going to movies together and she’s just recently returned from two years in England. But Rachael is a way tougher critic than me. When we got out of the screening of Ben Hur, Rachael’s first comment was, “They couldn’t even get the chariot race right.” And it’s true. The 1959 Ben Hur will forever be acclaimed for the race with its masterful cutting and clear, linear action direction. In the new version, the effect is chaotic, which would be fine if a sense of spectacular anarchy was being played out in the scene. Instead, everything feels confusing until the last couple of minutes when all the chariots have been eliminated save two: the one being ridden by Judah Ben-Hur and the other by his boyhood friend-turned-enemy Messala. But even in what should be a fatal confrontation, there is no sense of personal drama between the two. Suffice it to say, no one will be comparing the 2016 Ben Hur race to anything brilliant in the future. Despite having a $100 million dollar budget, the film seems cheap and cheesy. Everything feels like it was made with CGI including most of the main characters except for Jack Huston, who does a creditable job as Ben-Hur and the inimitable Morgan Freeman, who does his best as...

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Standing Tall (La Tete haute)

Standing Tall (La Tete haute) Emmanuelle Bercot, dir. & co-script w/Marcia Romano Starring: Catherine Deneuve (Judge Blaque), Rod Paradot (Malony), Benoit Magimel (Yann), Sara Forestier (Severine), Diane Rouxel (Tess), Yannick Courbe (Tonio) The opening night film at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Standing Tall is a tough little drama about Malony, an adolescent with anger issues who can’t stay on the right side of the law. The only hint of glamour is in the casting of Catherine Deneuve as the provincial youth court judge, whose decisions affect Malony’s life profoundly throughout the film. While this might seem surprising considering that Cannes is a famously fashionable festival, the fact is that their juries have tended to honour the hoi polloi, who never are actually allowed to attend the prestigious screenings. Ken Loach, the nitty-gritty British socialist has won the Palme d’Or twice and been nominated an incredible ten other times. The acclaimed Dardenne brothers, also known for their tough portrayals of the working class in their native Belgium have also garnered two Palme d’Or as well as a Grand Prix (second best) for a third film. Standing Tall is very much in the tradition of the Dardennes. The film is set in and around Dunkirk—hardly Paris—and Malony’s mother is a pot-head who can’t hold down a job and, despite being attractive, isn’t capable of keeping her boyfriends happy. Malony gets his kicks robbing cars and skipping school until Deneuve’s Judge Blaque sends him to juvenile camp in the country where he begins to get it together. The kid has immense anger issues, which keep on cropping up despite the encouragement...

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Equity

Equity Meera Menon, director Alysia Reiner & Sarah Megan Thomas, producers Amy Fox, script Starring: Anna Gunn (Naomi Bishop), James Purefoy (Michael Connor), Alysia Reiner (Samantha), Sarah Megan Thomas (Erin Manning), Sophie Von Haselberg (Marin), Craig Bierko (Benji Akers) There’s been a lot of hype around Equity and rightly so. In an age when women are fighting harder than ever to direct, write and produce their own movies, it’s heartening to see a film that is a genuinely female created work. Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas not only produced the film, they also take two of the major acting roles. Second time feature film director Meera Menon, scriptwriter Amy Fox and lead actor Anna Gunn complete a quintet of talents, who have made a noteworthy film—slick but thoughtful and exceedingly well paced. Gunn plays Naomi Bishop, an investment banker, who is recovering from one badly handled IPO (initial public offering) in an otherwise impeccable portfolio. Denied advancement by her male boss, Naomi, in turn, has her way-more-than-capable assistant Erin (Thomas) hold off on a well-deserved pay increase. The frustrated duo fling themselves into their next potential IPO, a privacy company called Cachet. At the same time, Naomi realises that Samantha (Alysia Reiner), an old college friend, who is now working in the U.S. legal office, is investigating her. Talk about cachet: Naomi may have too much of it after working as an insider in the financial sector for years. Naomi’s occasional male companion, Michael, a hedge fund operator at her firm, also looms, like Samantha, as a potential threat. Does he simply want to have an affair with...

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Shelter Valley Folk Festival…..An Idea From Around A Kitchen Table

  Fall 2003 a dedicated group of friends and strangers envisioned a Cultural Community Event centred on fabulous Folk Music! The reputation and audience grew and now named 1 of Canad’a Top 10 Festivals. Mark you calendar for Labour Day Weekend in Northumberland County! An Arts Organisation and A Registered Charity. The Annual Singer/Songwriters Showcase is Thursday July 28 at 6:30pm in downtown Cobourg. The Top 3 Finalists will perform at The Festival this year. For more information and history of The Festival as well as their 2016 Musical lineup  go to Shelter Valley Folk Festival Take a listen to this weeks Spotlight: http://zweb-s3.uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/classical1029fm/2016/07/18123542/cobourg-spotlight-week-24-1-Shelter-Valley-Folk-Festival.mp3  ...

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The Practice…The Result…..Pure Musical Magic

  The Kawartha Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Music Director Michael Newnham and Professional Instrumental Coaches. The Kawartha Youth Orchestra offers young musicians an advanced level of instruction and a quality Orchestral experience in the Kawartha Region while enjoying the camaraderie of other young people. The KYO are performing May 15 at Market Hall 3:00pm – 5:00pm For more information on The Kawartha Youth Orchestra  Click here Listen to this New Classical 103.1Fm Spotlight about the Kawartha Youth Orchestra...

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra joined us for a performance on Tuesday May 14th, 2014 at the Zoomerplex. Lead by Music Director, Jeanne Lamon, the programme included pieces by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Lully and Bach. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra has seventeen permanent members, all of whom are specialists in historical performance practice. For a list of their upcoming performances visit the Tafelmusik...

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Sondra Radvanovsky

Stellar soprano Sondra Radvanovsky joined us for a breathtaking live performance on Thursday May 1st, 2014 at the ZoomerPlex.   Sondra’s voice is unconventional in that it is both dark and brilliant, her unique capture of these two otherwise combating vocal essences was cause for a truly astonishing live experience. Our studio audience was completely enchanted during Sondra’s spectacular...

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Leonard Gilbert

Sensational young pianist Leonard Gilbert joined us for a spectacular performance on Monday April 28th, 2014 LIVE from the ZoomerPlex. Born 1990 in Toronto, Canada, Leonard Gilbert is renowned for his sensitive touch, insightful playing as well as technical command. Leonard Gilbert is the winner of the Canadian Chopin Competition and was the only Canadian entered into the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2011. Performance Program: Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 in F minor “Appassionata”, 1st mvmt Chopin: Polonaise Fantasie Op. 61 Liszt: Mephisto...

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Farming in Ontario’s Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here

14/06/2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Sustainable Cobourg invites you to the fourth in their 2016 Speaker Series, “Farming in Ontario's Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here." Professor Wayne Caldwell, from the University of Guelph, recognized expert on agricultural and rural planning issues and co-author of the Greenbelt Foundation report of the same title, will provide insight into the implications and opportunities of [...] Read more

2016 Trenton Big Band Festival: Swing is the thing!

21/07/2016 - 23/07/2016 @ 7:00 pm - Big band and swing fans have another rare opportunity to indulge their passion with live performances at the 5th annual Trenton Big Band Festival, July 21-23 at the downtown RiverFront Square. Tickets for the events at RiverFront Square are $15 each, or $25 for both nights, and are available for purchase online at www.trentonbigbandfestival.com or [...] Read more