C’mon Festival Heads Downtown This Summer

  • C’mon Festival 2018. Scott Whetham

The C’mon Festival, Edmonton’s annual celebration of dressed-down classical music, started life on Alberta Avenue in 2013 at Saint Faith’s Church as a Fringe BYOV. From there, it spent four years at Studio 96 in McCauley. This July, the festival moves past the LRT construction barricades to the Winspear Centre on Churchill Square. “I hope the audience will be able to find us through all the construction!” says festival organizer and trombonist Kathryn Macintosh.

The festival is dedicated to taking the attitude out of classical music – this year’s slogan is “seriously fun!” The three-concert festival will feature the Polyphonie String Quartet, violinist/composer Alissa Cheung, marimba virtuoso Tim Borton, and clarinetist Rob Spady. It will also showcase music by Farhad Khosravi, who plays a beautiful Middle Eastern instrument called the santur.

C’mon Downtown is happening July 12, 13 and 14 and is “pay-what-you-can.” For more information: cmonfestival.ca

Information submitted by the C’mon Festival.

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