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Day 1


Day 2


Day 3


Day 1 – Our Opening Ceremony: Bands & Dance Groups

Be uplifted by talented, handpicked bands on the grand opening of the International Musical Arts Festival. The freedom to cheer, sing along and clap is all yours.

The grand opening of our 2017 International Musical Arts Festival features uplifting music played by well-known bands and dance groups. On this day, we are holding a contest that will yield the following awards:

  • Top three winners/Groups – Voted by all audience members

Audience members will receive a physical voting ballot upon entering our venue. You will have the opportunity to select your top three artists and to submit your ballot during intermission.

October 1, 2017
6:45 PM – 10:15 PM

City Playhouse Theatre
1000 New Westminister Dr, Thornhill, ON L4J 8G3


  • VIP Seats (Row A, Row B5-B20): $88
  • Row B1 to B4, B21 to B24, Row C-F:
    Adults: $50
    Seniors/Students: $40
  • Row G- N:
    Adults: $40
    Seniors/Students: $30

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  • Mariachi Los Gallos (Live Band) – Contest
  • Shanty Sweets (Songwriter, Live Band) – Contest
  • KlezFactor (Live Band) – Contest
  • Jonathan Michael (Live Band) – Contest
  • Evolution (Live Band) – Contest
  • Bahiyya Bellydance Group (Belly Dance) – Contest
  • Dream Show (Saxophone & Dancers) – Contest
  • Sheng Life (Classical Band, Taiwan) – Guest Group
  • Jerry Zheng (Sheng Solo) – Sheng Performer
  • Dakini Laughter (Bells with singing) – Guest Performers
  • Manling Dance & Art Studio (Childeren Ballet) – Guest Performers
  • Hips Don’t Lie Dance Co. (Bolly Wood Dance and Nut Cracker) -Guest Performers
  • Jermaine and Saint “O” (featured “Afro Caribbean Jazz”)

Day 1 Tickets


Day 2 – Classical Vocals & Orchestral Music

Feel what it is like to be serenaded by Toronto’s revered choirs. Sit back, listen, and relax as your stresses melt away.

The second day of our 2017 International Musical Arts Festival features classical music played by individual artists and choirs.

October 2, 2017
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough, ON M1B 5Z5


  • VIP Seats:$88
  • Row D-H:  Adults: $50.00,  Seniors and Students: $40.00
  • Row I-M:  Adults: $40.00,  Seniors and Students: $30.00
  • Balcony:  Adults: $30.00,  Seniors and Students: $25.00

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  • Mete Tasin (Opera Singer, Voice Teacher,  USA)
  • Kanru Xu (Lute Solo, Taiwai)
  • Yun Wu (Vocal Professor, Chinese Community)
  • Melisa Malatesta (Soprano, Italian Community)
  • Mark Yang (Sponsor Guest Performer)
  • Peilin Qian (Sponsor Guest Performer)
  • Angelica Di Castro (International Pop-Classical Singer, Italian Community)
  • Chinese Folk Ensemble (Er Hu, Lute, Dulcimer, Sheng)
  • Sheng life (Taiwan Classical live band)
  • Ivgeni Kriger (Saxphone Solo, Barrier Ontario)
  • IMEC Blue Space Choir
  • Ai Yue Philharmonic Arts Centre
  • Tsinghua Alumni Performing Arts Group
  • Yangtze River Performing Arts Group

Day 2 Tickets


Day 3 – Closing Ceremony: Awards Show Concert

Be surrounded with the voices of esteemed, well-known singers on the final day of the International Musical Arts Festival and support local budding artists at our Awards Show.

The third day of our 2017 International Musical Arts Festival features unique performances by fan favourite artists of the first day.

October 3, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Isabel Bader Theatre (U of T Campus)
93 Charles St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1K6

Adults: $30.00
Seniors and Students: $20.00

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Winners of our contest on Day 1 will perform on this day. Additional artists include:

  • Sheng Life (Classical band, Taiwan)
  • Angelica Di Castro (International Pop-Classical Singer)
  • Leo Zhou (Singer, Chinese Community)
  • River Jazz Band(Live Band)
  • Kanru Xu (Lute Solo, Taiwan)
  • Melisa Malatesta (Soprano, Italian Community)
  • Ivgeni Kriger (Saxphone Solo)
  • Shanty Sweets (Song Writer)
  • Jonathan Michael (Pop singer)
  • Mete Tasin (Opera Singer, Voice Teacher,  USA)
  • Winners from Day 1

Day 3 Tickets