Emerging Artist Recital in the Gardens
Arcady is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and the festivities will begin with two jubilant spring concerts on back-to-back weekends! The first will take place on June 3, 2023, at 4:00pm when Arcady will return to Wilsonville’s cherished award-winning botanical gardens, Whistling Gardens. This local jewel is home to North America’s largest public peony collection—some 1,300 varieties which will be in full bloom by the time of the concert.
This recital will feature new and well-loved music by Arcady’s acclaimed artistic director Ronald Beckett as well as newly composed music by Emerging Artists Emma Verdonk (Brantford) and Benjamin Gabbay (Toronto). These works will be performed by three of Arcady’s 2023 featured Emerging Artists: Sophia Korz of London, Roanna Kitchen of Toronto, and Maria Milenic of Toronto, along with 2015 Emerging Artist and popular and engaging soprano Olivia Maldonado of Burlington. Benjamin Gabbay will provide piano accompaniment in the beautiful Temple Garden setting.
Tickets to Emerging Artist Garden Recital are $37 (general), $15 (under 18), and can be purchased by visiting https://arcady.ca/buy-tickets/emerging-artist-recital-in-the-gardens/, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (519) 428-3185, or from Whistling Gardens’ Garden Centre (open Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5pm). Tickets include a same-day pass to the botanical gardens and fountain shows.