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There’s a classical and jazz music festival happening in Victoria this August


Get ready to be dazzled, Victoria!

The Music by the Sea Festival has launched their August lineup with performances in Victoria. 

This finely-curated program of classical and jazz music will take place in the Victoria International Marina from Tuesday, August 1st to Saturday, August 5th.

Each unique show will start at 8 p.m. — just in time to catch a beautiful sunset off of the harbour while enjoying this intimate concert experience.

“Moving classical and jazz music; breathtaking virtuosity…[and] spectacular seaside settings. That’s how Music by the Sea has enchanted for over 15 years,” said Christopher Donison, Artistic Director of Music by the Sea.

(Photo by Darcy Beck)

Noteworthy artists include Texas-based classical guitar duo Chad Ibison and Janet Grohovac on August 1st and 3rd.

On Wednesday August 2nd, pianist/vocalist Louise Rose will take the stage with her powerful lyrics and enthralling stage presence.

“To hear Louise Rose play on a full-sized concert Steinway piano, in the intimate and beautiful setting of the Victoria International Marina will make for a transcendent musical experience for our audiences,” said Deborah Bricks, Marketing Director and Front of House Manager of Music by the Sea.

(Louise Rose / Photo by Darcy Beck)

Other performances to note include Sienna Dahlen, a Juno award-winning vocalist, with guitarist Bill Coon who both just released Balladextrous — performing on August 4th and 5th, accompanied by pianist Kate Wyatt and bassist Adrian Vedady.

Nick Apivor, a respected Vancouver percussionist, will also be performing on both August 4th and 5th.

For the full roster of artists and their performances, check out their programme and make note of the ones you hope to see!

(Music by the Sea)

There will be a bar with wine, Lighthouse Beer, and sparkling water available for purchase. 

Ticket prices will range from $108 to $168 and can be purchased here.

Seating has also been designed to capture that cozy and intimate atmosphere, with sofas, bistro tables, stuffed chairs — all with a stunning view.

Music by the Sea

  • Where: 1 Cooperage Place
  • When: Tuesday, August 1st to Saturday, August 5th — all shows start at 8 p.m.

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