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Music Niagara announces 2018 lineup
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Music Niagara announced an ambitious 39 concerts in 36 days to commemorate its twentieth season.

The organization said Thursday its founder and creative director Atis Bankas is bringing back popular artists from previous seasons and introducing the public to new faces of “world-class artists.”

“From the impact of full ensemble programs to the intimacy of solo concerts, there will be music to suit every taste,” said Bankas, in a media release.

Hannaford Street Silver Band, a Canadian brass ensemble, will kick off the season at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on July 7.

The Canadian Chamber Academy Orchestra will conclude the season on August 11 with an evening of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at St. Mark’s Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Other performers on the docket include: The Elmer Iseler Singers, the National Youth Orchestra, the Toronto All-Star Big Band, pianist Dang Thai Son, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, pianist Andre Laplante, the Lonesome Ace Stringband, Up All Night, Phil Nimmons, David Braid, Kevin Turcotte, David Young, Terry Clarke, John Sherwood and the Harry Bartlett Trio.

Music Niagara said it has never featured so many musical performances in one season.

For full event information or to purchase tickets, go to musicniagara.org/events.