Every summer, there are free weekly concerts that run in the Toronto Music Garden (475 Queens Quay West) located near the Harbourfront Centre. Styles range from classical to comtemporary, and feature music locally and from around the world. For example, this year’s selection include: First Nations women drumming, string quartet, Hindustani ragas, European Celtic music, Brazilian soul music, Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese strings trio and many more. Each concert runs for one hour and the audience have a chance to talk to the musicians privately and get close to the unique instruments afterwards. This year the event runs from July 2 – September 13, every Thursday (7-8pm) and Sunday (4-5pm).
The ensemble featured in the photos is from Quebec, called La Cigale. They performed some Italian instrumental music of the early Baroque period, which include some unusual instruments such as baroque guitar and theorbo, baroque harp, bass recorder and viola da gamba. Due to the setting of the garden and the nature of the music, it was a very tranquil experience.
For more information, visit Upcoming Performances.