The Amherst Island Waterside Summer Series was established in 1994 to raise funds for St. Alban’s Church but is now an independent not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to present quality music in the wonderful setting of Amherst Island, a place of tranquillity and natural beauty just a half-hour drive from downtown Kingston, west along the Loyalist Parkway. The concerts take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, just south of Stella. Tickets cost $37 and include refreshments served during the 20-minute intermission.
Wednesday, July 4 at 4:15 PM
"I Dreamed a Dream" presented by impresarios/pianists Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach along with vivacious mezzo-soprano, Julie Nesrallah, and internationally acclaimed baritone, Brett Polegato.
Tuesday, July 10 at 4:15 PM
Brilliant arrangements of the classical repertoire for four saxophones and a piano coming to Waterside from Germany. A concert not to be missed!
Monday, July 16 at 7:15 PM
Vienna Piano Trio
When this trio was last here in 2015, audience members gave a standing ovation before the intermission! We are so fortunate to have them back again on the Waterside stage presenting Beethoven, Schumann, and more.
Sunday, July 29 at 7:15 PM
Rolston String Quartet
The most recent winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, this all-Canadian quartet proves that great ensemble playing is not just for the established ensembles. They also received the prestigious 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America.
Friday, August 10 at 4:15 PM
Jonathan Crow, violin, Philip Chiu, piano, and Gabriel Radford, French horn. Mr. Crow is Concert Master of the TSO, Mr. Chiu an award-winning concert pianist, and Mr. Radford a member of the French horn section of the TSO. This will be an exciting concert!
The Amherst Island ferry leaves from Millhaven dock on the half-hour and from Amherst Island on the hour. St. Paul’s church is 2km straight south from the ferry dock on the Island.
These well-attended concerts are a perfect summer outing, bringing together beautiful music and a remarkable natural setting.