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  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Since the inception of the Newmarket Celebrates the Arts Grant program, VPAN has been the very fortunate and grateful recipient of nine grants: five for our Young Artists’ Showcase, two for The Shoestring Opera, and two for two concerts in our Three For the Show series of concerts. We appreciate the attention the Town has given to classical music and the encouragement that they have given to the young performers through these grants. In fact, we have received two grants for the coming year, one for the Young Artists’ Showcase and one for our first concert on November 3, 2019 featuring Leslie Fagan, soprano, Guy Few, trumpet and Lorin Shalanko, piano. The Grant Program is a clear indication that the Town of Newmarket is serious about encouraging the arts in Newmarket.

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Since the year of our 10th anniversary (2008) VPAN has had a liaison with Media Arts teacher, Lori Richards, at Newmarket High School. Every year she has given her Media Arts class the assignment to design the cover for both our brochure and program cover; each year we have had 30 or so designs to choose from, and each year we have been able to find one that is pleasing and eye-catching. Unfortunately, last year Lori moved to another school and became their Librarian; we will miss her. We are lucky that the new Media Arts teacher, Samantha Hutchings, has agreed to take over where Lori left off, and the design this year is from her class assignment. Our association with Newmarket High School’s media Arts teachers is a wonderful example of school-community cooperation.

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 9:35 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Greetings, Music Lovers.

    The 2019-2020 season for "THREE for the SHOW" has been announced.

    The dates and performers are:

    November 3, 2019 Leslie Fagan SOPRANO

    Guy Few, Trumpet; Lorin Shalanko, Piano

    March 1, 2020 Bridge+Wolak Duo


    March 29, 2020 Rivka Golani VIOLA and

    Angela Park PIANO

    Details and bios are posted on the events pages.

    See you in the Fall 2019.

    VPAN CONCERT committee.

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    2018/ 2019 Season Announcement -VPAN Performers

    Good news!

    The thrilling new 2018-2019 season has been announced.

    For further details, see our 2018-2019 Banner 

    Series tickets are now available - 2018 -2019 Series/Tickets.

    Enjoy you 2018 summer!

    We look forward to seeing you once again in the FALL for the 22nd season of VPAN.

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Erika Kerwin was wonderfully successful in raising money for a grand piano for the newly-refurbished Old Town Hall. In fact, she raised a total of $56,000 by selling 88 keys  --shown by a plaque honoring the donors – and by private donations. Sheila Vandikas found out from the Steinway Gallery about an estate sale featuring a Steinway grand piano, and the Town was able to buy it for $40,000  -- it was probably worth more like $100,00. A special concert was held to celebrate the purchase of the piano  as well as the 20th anniversary of VPAN on June 13, 2017. It showcased the best young piano talents, notably the Vandikas children. The balance of the money raised is in a special account with the Town and is to be used, as needed, for classical music concerts.

    88 keys, if you please!

    white keys, black keys—88 please!

  • Sunday, May 07, 2017 2:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Good news!

    The exciting new 2017-2018 season has been announced.

    For further details, see our 2017-2018 Brochure

    Series tickets are now available - 2017-2018 Series/Tickets.

    Have a wonderful summer!

    We hope to see you in the FALL for the 21th season of VPAN.

  • Monday, January 09, 2017 5:08 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce the following artists who will be performing at our annual Young Artists' Showcase, at the Newmarket Theatre on February 5, 2017, 2:00 PM.

    Click here for more details.

    Please join us on February 5, 2017 - chase away the winter blues with these sunny performers, as they share their gifted talents.

    Visual & Performing Arts Newmarket Board

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Good news!

    The exciting new 2016-2017 season has been announced.

    For further details, see the 2-paged  2016-2017 Brochure

    Series tickets are now available - 2016-2017 Series/Tickets.

    Have a wonderful summer!

    We hope to see you in the FALL for the 20th season of VPAN.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    May 1 2016: A stunning, funny and pianistic afternoon was spent with the wonderful Fung-Chiu Piano Duo

    So much versatility, speed and ebullience from this exciting duo on the world stage. How wonderful to hear the classics infused with modern themes and melodies, making for a simply delightful concert by the two gifted artists. 

    Following the 2:00 - 4:00 PM concert in the Newmarket Theater, the Fung-Chiu Duo also conducted a Masterclass - see Photos below - to our highly engaged up and-coming new talent in our region.

    Photos, courtesy of Greg King Photography.

    And here is the Masterclass!

  • Sunday, May 01, 2016 4:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    You, Too, Can Become a Patron of Music!

    Please consider making a charitable donation to the Visual & Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). Any amount is welcomed and it helps to meet our objectives of keeping classical music performances alive and affordable in Newmarket.

     $10 - $99 Friend

     $100 - $249 Supporter

     $250 - $$499 Patron

     $500 and over Benefactor

    Name:   ________________________________________________________________

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    City/Town:  ____________________________________________________________

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    Charitable No. 86787 8860 RR0001

    A tax-deductible receipt will be mailed to you for any donation of $10.00 or more.

    *You may complete this form and hand it in at a concert or mail to:

    Visual & Performing Arts Newmarket

    P.O. Box 95524,

    350 Davis Drive,

    Newmarket, ON L3Y 8J8

    Thank you for supporting our Music Programs, our Artists and the Young People of with Newmarket & York Region.

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