Live Music by the Lake - a visit to the Music Garden

Hidden in a lovely park - behind a garden designed to reflect the moods of classical music -  and right by the lake, is a small amphitheater where a variety of music is played in the summer months on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons

On this afternoon the featured performance is:

On the Shoreline: A (Not Always) Quiet Exchange!

The three musical friends who make up ERGO Music Projects meet on the shore of Lake Ontario to share magical sounds and colours: clarinets of many different sizes, a wild array of percussion instruments, First Nations vocals and instrumental playing, and even a cameo appearance by the Persian tar, an ancient and revered lute! Peter Stoll, Richard Moore and Barbara Croall.

Peter Stoll has been a prizewinner in the International Clarinet Society Competition and solo clarinetist with the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales in Berlin and Vienna. He performs regularly in Toronto as a solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary musician and has toured across Canada, to the US and Europe as a soloist and with various ensembles. He teaches clarinet, chamber music, performance studies and the Business of Music Performance at the University of Toronto as well as privately, and is a member of the Royal Conservatory's National College of Examiners.

Percussionist Richard Moore obtained his master’s degree at the University of Toronto in both jazz and orchestral studies. He also studied cimbalom and percussion in Munich, Germany. Richard is currently completing his PhD in ethnomusicology at York University. Performances include: Winnipeg Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Esprit Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Opera Quebec.

Barbara Croall
Barbara Croall is Odawa First Nations (Giniw dodem, Manidoo Mnissing) and balances her time between work in outdoor education rooted in traditional Anishinaabe teachings, work with aboriginal youth and composing music. Apart from her music for traditional flutes and voice in the Anishinaabe way, her music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra, film and theatre has been premiered internationally and across Canada. She also performs as a soloist (native flutes/voice) with orchestras across Canada and the US, and has frequently been a guest composer and performer at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

This is a FREE performance. Please note: It will be cancelled if it is raining.

It begins at 4 pm and runs approximately 1 hr.

Bring a blanket as seating is limited.

We will meet at 3:15 pm close to the gardens and get the chance to explore a bit before the performance begins - I will provide details on where closer to the date

For details on how to get to the park go to:

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  • Christine

    What a combination, clarinet and percussion/clarinet and xylophone...relaxing!! and that little dance :p
    Perfect weather, lovely crowd. Thanks for this event! I'm gonna end up a regular for the rest of the summer and I might just bring my music students out for a showing or two :p

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Marg C.

      Christine - great! look forward to seeing you at future events - with or without your students :)

      July 29, 2013

  • Will

    Thanks for the event. The tree there is beautiful :)

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Joyce

    Beautiful setting and gorgeous weather today. Music was a little too experimental for my tastes but liked the last piece.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i didn't get to meet everyone. The garden was beautiful thanks

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Marg C.

      glad you enjoyed it :)

      July 28, 2013

  • Marg C.

    what chaos to get to the garden, what a gem oasis of sunshine & live music right by the water when you get there! a few of us went for snacks and drinks after the performance. the day except for the travelling there and home again was wonderful time in the sunshine

    July 28, 2013

  • Peggy

    The music at the Music Garden today was very interesting. I especially enjoyed the final piece by First Nations vocalist, Barbara Croall. Thanks for organizing this Marg!

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Jan C.


    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Christa

    I will see everyone at the show at 4:00

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm here but not sure who'd from meetup

      July 28, 2013

  • Peter L.

    yes love to join the group for the jazz music
    I will be there at 3.15 pm tomorrow see you Marg

    July 27, 2013

  • Tamara

    looking forward to meet you.

    July 25, 2013

  • Marg C.

    I will wait at the west side of the Wave deck on Queens Quay at the foot of Spadina from 3 to 3:15 pm, then we will proceed along the waterfront trail to the amphitheater - you may want to bring a blanket to sit on in case there is not enough seating available

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Peggy

    Magical venue!

    1 · May 20, 2013

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