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Gala Concert 2018: in Collaboration with the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation


Saturday, July 21st
5:00 PM



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Evanna Lai, mezzo soprano
Amy Hillis, violin
Isaac Chalk, viola
Cameron Crozman, cello
Carson Becke, piano

The Sylva Gelber Music Foundation, originally the “Young Canada Music Foundation,” was established by Sylva Gelber in 1973 to support and encourage the study of music and assist talented young artists to pursue a career in music. The Foundation seeks out the most promising young Canadian talent in the field of classical music performance in a select number of Canadian and foreign music schools and, through a competitive process, awards support to individuals of outstanding ability for projects to further their studies and advance their career. Since 2015, Pontiac Enchanté has collaborated with the Foundation to present concerts featuring some of their award winners. These performances have seen collaborations between Canadian artists living and working across Canada, the United States, and further afield. In many cases, the performers had not met or worked together before, so Pontiac Enchanté has served as a meeting point for young Canadian artists with much in common, and as a starting point for future artistic partnerships.

This gala concert will begin with a glass of wine served on arrival, and a buffet dinner served outside on the lawn at intermission. The wine has been generously donated by Joanne Labadie and Doug Bryden of Ferme Lavender Ridge, a vineyard located five minutes away from us on Highway 148. The dinner will be catered by Shep's Catering. Take a look at the delicious menu listed below the program!


Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)
Serenade in C major for String Trio, op. 10

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91

Intermission (Buffet dinner served on the lawn)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25

Dinner Buffet

  • Prime Rib of Beef with a Red Wine Peppercorn Sauce
  • BBQ’d Jack Daniels Chicken
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes and Veggies
  • Thai Kale Salad
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
  • Fresh Caesar Salad
  • Greek Pasta Salad
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Rolls & Butters

Dessert Buffet

  • Assorted Cakes
  • Coffee & Tea