Long-running festival will feature three concerts


The C’mon Festival, Edmonton’s annual celebration of dressed-down classical music, started life on Alberta Ave in 2013 at St. Faith’s Anglican Church as a Fringe Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV). From there, it spent four years at Studio 96 in McCauley. This July, the festival moves past the LRT construction barricades to the Winspear Centre. Hopefully the audience will be able to brave all the downtown construction to find the C’mon Festival’s new home! 

The festival is dedicated to taking the “attitude” out of classical music. This year’s slogan is “seriously fun!” The three-concert festival will feature the Polyphonie String Quartet, violinist/composer Alissa Cheung, marimba virtuoso Tim Borton, and clarinetist Rob Spady. It will also showcase music by Farhad Khosravi, who plays a beautiful Middle Eastern instrument called the santur.  

C’mon Downtown takes place July 12-14 and is pay-what-you-can.  Visit cmonfestival.ca.

Featured Image: The C’Mon Festival has been going since 2013. | Supplied