WELCOME TO THE TUCKAMORE FESTIVAL!
Message from the Artistic Directors
We’re thrilled to bring you a spectacular seventeenth season with some of the most exciting, ambitious and enlivening chamber music you will ever hear. Our evening concert series features world-renowned guest artists including pianist André Laplante, violinist Scott St. John, violist Sharon Wei and the 2016 winners of the Banff International String Quartet competition, the Rolston String Quartet. We are also thrilled to present on our late night Rocket Room concerts clarinettist-comedian Christopher Hall and cabaret singer Julia Halfyard with pianist Jonathan Monro. This season, Tuckamore also features the world premiere of Alice Ho’s Your Daughter Fanny, a music drama with a libretto by Lisa Moore, based on war letters written by the Victorian Aid Detachment nurse Frances Cluett during World War I. For over two weeks, you’ll be treated to performances by amazing musicians and a huge variety of over 30 exciting events. We know the Tuckamore magic will move the spirit, enliven the imagination, and stir the soul!
We believe deeply in the universality of great music and its tremendous ability to enrich, challenge, and delight people from all ages and backgrounds. Once again this year, we offer many free events and outreach programming, and are delighted to continue with our excellent Tuckamore Talks lecture series, filled with opportunities to discuss the music, including question-and-answer sessions before and after concerts.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
-Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors