Between a the Theme song from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, presentation of and the Raiders March from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, MPO Music Director Sabatino Vacca led a surprisingly intimate and humourous question and answer period with an audience of almost 500 attendees. One guest queried which instrument Vacca felt was the most integral within an orchestra. Before he could respond, a musician on stage raised his trombone up high in answer, followed quickly by laughter and a succession of musicians raising their own instruments. After a poll of the many children in attendance, a youth near the front asked how one might join the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music Director encouraged him warmly to audition for the group.
As the culmination of 2018’s One Book One Milton program, the Milton Public Library hosted The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha on the Mattamy Stage at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton on December 17, 2018. The set up was casual – Pasricha sat with the evening’s MC – CBC News reporter Michael Serapio – to discuss The Book of Awesome, in addition to his other published works and ongoing projects.
And just like that, another year has passed and it’s time to usher in a new year, and a new series of films at the Milton Film Festival. This year’s Festival will take place from January 25-27, 2019, and all films will screen at the First Ontario Arts Center Milton. This year’s line up has been highly lauded and awarded by both viewers and critics alike.
More than 60 talented Choristers filed onto the stage at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton on the evening of December 1, 2018. The group’s annual concert this year was entitled “50 Years of Song,” and celebrated 50 years of the choir’s ongoing presence within our community. Chorister Helen Dietz says, “This anniversary represents the power of music to bind community members together in joy and struggle to create the beautiful artistic creation that is choral music.”
Author Diksha Pal Narayan has released her second children’s book with a continued focus on simplifying Hindu customs and popular festivals for young children. A follow up to “Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali,” Pal Narayan’s second book is entitled “Ved’s Little Book on Devotion.” The book came together quickly – Pal Narayan began writing it in early spring of 2018.
Hands-on activities and interactive, behind-the-scenes presentations were the name of the game at Milton Culture Days 2018 on September 28-30.
The Milton Players 2018/2019 Season Kick-Off event on September 14th was (not surprisingly) full of vibrant personalities. Guests included a collection of theatre buffs including actors, directors, producers and volunteers.
Morning commuters at the Milton GO station were surprisingly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they accepted free coffee and tea from Milton Transit representatives and current Town Councillors.
In a continued effort to connect artists of all genres and levels of experience with the greater Milton community, Arts Milton will host the 6th Annual Milton Culture Days this fall on September 28-30, 2018.
On a cool evening in June, Milton’s Muslim community invited Miltonians to breakfast together during the month of Ramadan. The delicious Iftar meal was enjoyed at sunset according to tradition, and held on June 4 at Paramount Fine Foods Milton.