from the director

I think everybody will be ready for some fun and great live concerts when Spring 2023 arrives. So with the 2023 Guelph Musicfest series, I’m ready to declare we are finally all Ready for LIVE MUSIC!

I’m incredibly grateful for the generous support from an Anonymous Donor and the Neighbourhood Group of Restaurants. They have made it possible for me to bring you great concerts by fantastic artists and more than I would have risked doing without backup (after all these seasons, I still put this together by myself, and paying for things out of my own pocket—yes, your donations big and small really help).

And with so many of you returning each season, I think I’ve gotten to know what you’ll enjoy. I’d like to think that you trust my judgement by now and that when you show up to a concert, you will surely have a great experience.

Last year, Fire & Grace added a dash of fun to the ”Classical” lineup. And this year, count on the renowned Quartetto Gelato to open the season with even more fun. And when the five-concert series is over on June 23, I hope you’ll come back for another ENCORE performance by violinist Sadie Fields and me. It’s REALLY going to be fun, and we were so excited after this past November’s Encore recital that we planned the next one right away, spinning off from an idea that Sadie has been brewing. She’s excited to fly here again from Belgium for this great program. Check out The Roaring 20s concert—it is unlike any Musicfest event you’ve ever been to, and you will LOVE it!

Thanks for supporting Guelph Musicfest and my efforts to keep the music alive in Guelph!

Ken Gee founder/director
…the music poured through us like balm. The subsequent concerts lived up to the excitement of that first note and we found ourselves looking forward to each Friday night. The hall was perfect. We all know that lots of work goes on in the background but believe me when I say that we are all in your debt for the programming of performers and repertoire. Thanks to all of your volunteers and for giving us this gift of hope in the midst of a chaotic world.
Sheri Cabena
…I was tremendously impressed. I am most grateful for all that you are doing to expand the appreciation of the arts in our city. I had purchased the CD’s that you kindly made available for the concerts and am so pleased with them. Truly, music of this caliber lifts the soul to great heights! I feel blessed.
Susan Bentley

Guelph Musicfest 2023 is grateful for the continuing generous support of an Anonymous Donor
Guelph Musicfest is generously supported by the Neighbourhood Group

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