WELCOME TO THE TUCKAMORE FESTIVAL!
Welcome to the 14th season of the Tuckamore Festival! Since 2001, our goal has been to offer two weeks of inspired, powerful, and diverse concerts as well as numerous free-of-charge open rehearsals, masterclasses, lunchtime performances and children’s concerts. Each year we try to introduce wonderful artists new to St John’s and offer something a bit different in terms of programming from previous years. In addition to our highly respected Young Artist Program for emerging string players and pianists, we’ve recently introduced a Young Composers Program under the mentorship of award-winning composer Andrew Staniland. We’ve also been venturing downtown to the Rocket Room on Water Street for some fabulous late-night music. This year we’ re delighted to offer even more events at the Rocket – a cabaret concert with Patricia O’Callaghan and Robert Kortgaard and a jazz night with trumpeter Pat Boyle and Bill Brennan. New this season and also at the Rocket, are a couple of morning Musical Chat and Coffee sessions with entertaining and illuminating talks about some of the music on our evening series. If hearing chamber music in the most intimate settings surrounded by stunning scenery if for you, then check out our concerts in Admiral’s Cove and Brigus. We’ll also be venturing even farther this year for a mini pre-Festival tour. Stay tuned for all the details.
Of course the core of the festival each season is its outstanding evening concert series and this year is no exception. With guest artists like Jon Kimura Parker, the Cecilia String Quartet, Aaron Berofsky, Simon Fryer, Dov Scheindlin, Duo Concertante, and Vernon Regehr we know it’s going to be a wonderful, magical two weeks! Please join us!
-Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors