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Fundraiser a hit for Music Niagara


More than 160 people attended Music Niagara’s annual Big Night fundraiser at the NOTL Community Centre on Saturday night.

The crowd was treated to an exciting performance by Sora Sato-Mound, a 10-year-old young virtuoso who studies at Music Niagara’s Performance Academy and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. The young violinist received a rousing standing ovation.

The organizers transformed the community centre gymnasium into a beautiful venue for the event, which raised more than $40,000, said Music Niagara chair Margot Hickson.

The evening featured food, entertainment and silent and live auction items.

Hickson noted the performance academy has six visiting students from Mexico this year and a community event featuring them is in the works. 

Music Niagara, which kicks off its season on July 14, features summer-long classical, jazz, choral and folk performances. It also has three pay-what-you-can concerts featuring some of its student virtuosos, Hickson said. Go to for more information.