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Message from the Artistic Directors

Tim Steeves and Nancy Dahn

Since 2001, our goal has been to offer two weeks of inspired, powerful, and diverse concerts alongside free-of-charge open rehearsals, masterclasses, lunchtime performances and children’s concerts. In addition to our highly respected Young Artist Program for emerging string players and pianists, we’ll present another Young Composers Program under the mentorship of award-winning composer Andrew Staniland. We’ll venture downtown to the Kirk for our Lunchtime Recitals, and to the Rocket Room on Water Street for some fabulous late-night music.  Our Pre-concert and Coffee Chats were quite a hit last year, and this year we’ll continue to offer more entertaining and illuminating talks about some of the music on our evening series.  Or if hearing chamber music in the most intimate settings surrounded by stunning scenery is for you, then join us for our concerts in Port Rexton, Admiral’s Cove, and Brigus.

 Of course the core of the festival each season is its outstanding evening concert series and this year is no exception. Canada’s top chamber ensemble the Gryphon Trio, the world renowned Shanghai Quartet, dancer Evelyn Hart, soprano Suzie LeBlanc, and concertmaster of Violons du Roy Pascale Giguère are just some of the amazing talent being featured this August 6th-21st.  With many events on offer in both historic St. John’s, Newfoundland and around the bay, we know that this is a festival you won’t want to miss!

-Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 7

André Laplante

8:00, D.F. Cook Recital Hall
Firmly established as one of the great virtuosos of our time, pianist André Laplante opens the 2017 Tuckamore Festival with a dazzling program of romantic masterpieces.

Wednesday, August 9

Rolston String Quartet

8:00, Gower Street United Church
First-prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, this ensemble of “astonishing harmonic maturity” (Calgary Herald) bring their stylistic verve and impeccable musicianship to their NL debut.

Thursday, August 10

Late Night with Julia Halfyard

9:30pm, The Rocket Room, Rocket Bakery
An enchanting and intimate concert with St. John’s own Julia Halfyard. Julia’s stunning voice, musical range and theatrical talents make for an unforgettable evening.
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