Bringing exceptional music closer to you

Engaging concerts that feel like you're among friends

Discover how incredible music is inspired, composed and played

Get closer to the music that inspires you. At High River Gift of Music, we share exquisite, world-class music through concerts, masterclasses, school clinics and outreach performances. Our goal is to give our audience access to incredible music, while providing insight into how it is envisioned, composed and played.

Relax and enjoy engaging concerts by renowned local, national and international vocalists and classical musicians, in a comfortable atmosphere that feels like you’re among friends. 

Stay tuned!

We are beginning to reveal the exciting plans we have in the works for our upcoming 2021-22 season.

2021-22 Events

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Anna Stube

2021 Young Musician Extraordinaire

HONENS

Open Air High River

Join us for a free, fantastical celebration of live musical performance, featuring the Bergmann Duo, Honens Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker, cellist Arnold Choi, and personality Jonathan Love.

2021/2022

Music Masterclasses

Young students of music are invited to finesse their music skills in face-to-face virtual lessons with talented Canadian musicians.

Virtual Program

Bridge & Wolak Music Mentorship

We’re sponsoring local high school students to a six-month guided tour explaining exactly what it’s like to be a professional artist, with two fun-loving, globe-trotting classical musicians guiding the way.

We’ll be drawing back the curtain on our plans soon.

 

High River continues to support our audience by doing what we do best – sharing the extraordinary gift of music, which has such power to elevate, comfort and inspire.

Stay notified about our continuing activities by subscribing to our newsletter.Follow our Facebook and Instagram channels to learn more about the musicians and composers we have showcased, as well as those who inspired them. We look forward to showcasing our two Young Musicians Extraordinaire, violinist Anna Stube and vocalist Cynthia Gan, when it is safe to gather again. 

Dress circle access. No bow tie required.

Part of bringing our audience members closer to classical music involves making everybody feel at home. At a High River Gift of Music concert, the faces are friendly, the conversation is casual, and you can wear what makes you feel comfortable.

(Well, maybe not your pajamas.)

Our relationships are instrumental.

There’s nothing that makes us happier than fostering a love of music! That’s why we work with our artists to present music education and outreach activities including school concerts, band clinics, masterclasses, and community performances.  

Showcasing local talent

Each year, we select promising local artists to feature in our Young Musicians Extraordinaire event. We're proud of the role we play in placing these fine performers in the public eye, and of what they accomplish once they leave our stage.

Support High River Gift of Music

Help us make music accessible

We can’t thank our incredible group of members, sponsors and donors enough for all that they do in helping us to present excellence in musical performance. Want to learn more about them – and how you can help?

Take the fast track to excellence

Visiting High River

It may come as a surprise to discover that High River is just a short drive away. For instance, travelling from south to north Calgary can take longer than driving to High River. Our local community is people-focused, vibrant, and friendly – a fantastic place to spend time. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, High River is a warm and vibrant community offering gorgeous trails and parks, family and fine dining experiences, comfortable accommodations, and one-of-a-kind shops. 

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Music and relaxation

Make a night of it!

As you arrive in High River, spend some time exploring this lovely little town and the local services and amenities on offer.

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Stay in touch with us! You’ll find details about our activities posted on Facebook and Instagram channels, along with fun and quirky musical facts, and videos that allow you to continue enjoying the gift of music between live events.

Past Artists

Chooi Brothers and Philip Chiu, violin & piano

Chooi Brothers and Philip Chiu, violin & piano

Luka Coetzee, cello and Jacques Forestier, violin

Luka Coetzee, cello and Jacques Forestier, violin

WindSync

WindSync

VC2 Cello Duo

VC2 Cello Duo