WELCOME TO THE TUCKAMORE FESTIVAL!
Message from the Artistic Directors
It is with great pride that the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival extends its thanks all those who helped make our 16th festival another great success. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all those who attended enthusiastically, volunteered graciously, participated in, and donated during our 2016 season. As we look ahead to the future, our goal remains to bring you ever greater festivals year after year; it is with great excitement that we begin preparations for another year of beautiful chamber music in Newfoundland in August 2017!
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