A Splash of Culture returns for its second year of incredible artists – on a unique "stage" – the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature, at Riverwalk Commons.
Music on water – and a night you to remember. On Friday, September 8 join us at 8:15 p.m. bring your chair and invite your family and friends to join you for an evening of entertainment under the stars listening to beautiful music in a stunning setting. Free admission. Rain date, Saturday September 9. www.newmarket.ca/events
Our Outstanding Performers:
Sarah Hagen (Classical Piano)
We welcome back by popular demand, pianist Sarah Hagen, who will also act as the evening's engaging MC.
Sarah has performed in concert halls, and been heard on broadcasts throughout North America and Europe. And led the inaugural Splash of Culture event in 2016 in Newmarket!
"…the level of passion that Hagen possesses – when it comes to experiencing, interpreting and expressing art – is something quite extraordinary." The Charlottetown Guardian (March 2014)
Quisha Wint, (Blues, Gospel Vocalist)
Quisha is one of Toronto's most sought-after session vocalists graced with a powerful presence. She has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Accompanying Quisha on piano will be Juno award-winning producer (Leahy) and 2014 Maple Blues Award 'Keyboardist of the Year', Lance Anderson. Trained as a classical composer, he has both film and TV credits as a writer. Lance has worked with Roger Whittaker, Shakura S'Aida, Danny Brooks, Jackie Richardson, John Finley, amongst many others.
Michael Massaro, (Saxophone)
Michael's proficiency as a live performer has made him one of Canada's most in demand musicians. He is no stranger to Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons, having played the Newmarket Jazz+ Festival in previous years.
He has recorded with David Foster, Moe Koffman, Andre Gagnon and Frank Mills, among others, and has several of his own CD's.
Accompanying Michael on keyboards will be Juno-award winning Marco Luciani, who is Toronto based but has worked extensively in Los Angeles with numerous top notch producers and award winning artists in the music industry. Marco has written and/or played on blockbuster movie soundtracks as well as TV shows.