Wednesday, May 18, 2022

VANCOUVER ISLAND'S MUSIC BY THE SEA FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS SUMMER TO VICTORIA AND BAMFIELD

Music by the Sea Festival in Bamfield

Vancouver Island's annual Music by the Sea Festival returns for the first time since 2019, and will be held in two locations on BC's West Coast: 

July 23-30 ~ Bamfield
Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries

August 1-5 ~ Victoria
Victoria International Marina

The festival features 14 concerts spanning musical genres from classical and chamber to contemporary and jazz. Music by the Sea made its debut in 2006 in Bamfield, and has hosted professional musicians from around the world. The remote location has welcomed adventurous music lovers for 16 years, but festival organizers envisioned adding Victoria to the mix in order to attract a wider audience. 

This year will be the debut of a series of five indoor concerts at Victoria International Marina on the Inner Harbour -- featuring the same company of artists performing in Bamfield.  Sixteen artists will work together to create this year's unique program, remaining in residence during the duration of the festival. They hail from British Columbia (Victoria, Vancouver, Bowen Island, Nelson); Banff; Toronto; New York; The Netherlands and Barcelona. 

Individual tickets and festival passes are available for purchase online or by phone at 250.728.3887. 



Victoria International Marina in Victoria's Inner Harbour


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