Initiated by James Campbell (Artistic Director, Festival of the Sound) and Mark Fewer (Artistic Director, Stratford Summer Music), July in January is an online video chamber music festival born out of the desire to connect to audiences outside of the summer festival season.
The second annual July in January features 11 wonderful concerts shared by the following arts organizations:
Agassiz Chamber Music Festival (Winnipeg, Artistic Director: Paul Marleyn)
Collingwood Music Festival (Collingwood, Artistic Director: Daniel Vnukowski)
Elora Festival (Elora, Artistic Director: Mark Vuorinen)
Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound, Artistic Director: James Campbell)
Montreal Chamber Music Festival (Montreal, Artistic Director: Denis Brott)
Music Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Artistic Director: Atis Bankas)
Ottawa Chamberfest (Ottawa, Artistic Director: Carissa Klopoushak)
Stratford Summer Music (Stratford, Artistic Director: Mark Fewer)
Tuckamore Festival (St. John’s, Artistic Directors: Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves)
Toronto Summer Music (Toronto, Artistic Director: Jonathan Crow)
Westben (Campbellford, Artistic Director: Brian Finley)
July in January videos are free to anyone, anywhere, thanks to these dedicated presenters and artists. Please show your support by donating through links provided on each organizations’ about and video pages.
Concerts are available for viewing until February 28. No registration is required.
“We’re thrilled to once again be able to make these musical offerings to you, both in Canada and around the world. You’ll notice our family has grown since our first outing last year, and we have no doubt you’ll be delighted with the music they bring us. The musical tapestry you’ll discover here is not just a recall from last year’s festivals. It is a joyous reminder of the rich musical life that is Canada. Enjoy it all!”
– Mark Fewer, Artistic Director, Stratford Summer Music
“Our thinking was to find a way to give the gift of music as a thank you to our supporters by bringing their favourite summer festivals into their home during the coldest, most isolating months of the year. July in January takes music lovers on a summer trip across Canada without leaving the comfort of their home. The enthusiastic response we received from our colleagues about this project proves yet again how the power of great music unites us.”
– James Campbell, Artistic Director, Festival of the Sound
July in January Concerts
Agassiz Chamber Music Festival presents
Virtuosic showpieces and romantic ballads, blazing gypsy tunes and forgotten chestnuts, all brought to life with multi-instrument mastery: this is Quartetto Gelato—a popular and highly unusual classical quartet.
Collingwood Music Festival presents
A Tribute to Maestro Boris Brott
This year’s video contribution showcases the late Maestro’s former performance at our festival, showing his youthful charisma and unwavering commitment to spreading the joy of classical music. We are also proud to feature Dr. Duke Redbird along with six other superbly talented Indigenous artists, which we hope will help to better understand and appreciate the art of truth and reconciliation.
Watch A Tribute to Maestro Boris Brott About Collingwood Music Festival
Elora Festival presents
Celebration in Song
featuring the Elora Singers and cellist Katie Schlaikjer
Festival of the Sound presents
Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow
A musical journey into the life of the renowned Ojibwe WWI sniper and decorated officer of the Canadian military, Francis Pegahmagabow, with libretto by Armand Garnet Ruffo.
Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents
Home From Away
An interview and performance by the St. Lawrence Quartet
Music Niagara presents
a look back at 2022
Come to enjoy and to feel romantic and spiritual, contemplative and energized, jazzy and poetic – all of this in our summer season, performed for you in beautiful surroundings and intimate venues in Niagara on the Lake by great Canadian, American and European musicians.
Ottawa Chamberfest presents
Introducing Rihab Chaieb
This concert marked an exceptional Chamberfest debut for Tunisian-born mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, who has captivated audiences around the world with her vocal clarity and lavish tone – equal parts passion and precision. Together, the ensemble performed works befitting a hot summer’s eve, including Respighi’s musical depiction of a sunset, Berlioz’s take on a summer night, and Schoenberg’s transportive Transfigured Night. Please enjoy the performance!
Stratford Summer Music presents
Talented young cellist Vanny Hu’s performance of movements from J. S. Bach’s Fourth Suite followed by Georges Enescu’s all-engrossing Octet for Strings. If you know the term “barn-burner” as it applies to classical music, this is definitely one of those!
Tuckamore Festival presents
Season 22 Highlights
Highlights from Tuckamore Festivals’ 2022 season including: Dvorak’s String Quartet in G major Op. 80, Franck’s Sonata, Faure’s beautiful and rarely heard Piano Quartet in G minor, and witty and delightful selection from Julie Nesrallah’s recital.
Toronto Summer Music presents
Highlights from Summer 2022
highlights from Digital Concerts at The Barn 2022
It is an honour to once again share an array of short excerpts form performances from our Digital Concerts at The Barn! Each segment features an excerpt taken from a fuller concert which was created in 2021 and 2022, and originally aired in 2022.
In Conversation with Eric Friesen:
James Campbell and Mark Fewer on July of January