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Message from the Artistic Directors

June 18, 2021 – Live on stage and live streamed to your living room: this year’s Tuckamore Festival is emerging from a year-and-a-half pandemic better than ever!

Joining us live this August will be clarinet legend James Campbell, U.K. based cellist Heather Tuach and pianist Patrick Cashin, plus Eastern Owl and Shelley Neville, who will surely dazzle on our Late Night series. Virtually we’ll be reprising our All-Star Alumni series, which will include three world premieres by our 2021 Young Artist Composers. We also are thrilled to present Russian piano virtuoso Alexander Korsantia and Grammy-nominated cellist and composer Dawn Avery.

Planning for this year has certainly been a challenge, but it has also given us an opportunity to think deeply about how we approach our programming. You’ll still hear many of your favourite pieces along with less-familiar composers that absolutely deserve a place at the table. We’ll feature our rich and talented roster of local players in some exciting combos. We’ll also feature a wonderful cohort of Young Artist performers, from here and away, who will share their talents and enthusiasm.

We look forward to welcoming you on Opening Night on August 10th with our special project, SOLACE – music about reconciliation, peace, understanding, loving and communion. We know the festival as a whole will also be a counterpoint to the worldwide stress and sadness caused by these pandemic times.

It won’t be a regular Tuckamore just yet, but we’re happy that much of it will be live, even if the audiences need to be smaller. Get your tickets early and we’ll see you in August!

Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 5

Prelude Concert with Daniel Fuchs and Jenny Griffioen LIVE EVENT

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12:30 PM, Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 16 Church Hill

For our annual Prelude event, Young Artist Program alumni Daniel Fuchs, violin, and Jenny Griffioen, piano, perform an uplifting program of chamber music in this historic downtown venue.

Daniel Fuchs is a violin performer and teacher based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He performs regularly in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings locally, as well as in his hometown of Montreal. Currently, he plays with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
Jenny Griffioen is a pianist and teacher based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, she moved to Newfoundland to study music at Memorial University. She completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance with Kristina Szutor, and a Master of Music in piano performance and pedagogy with Tim Steeves.

This concert will be located in the main church sanctuary, via the Church Hill entrance. Washrooms are located downstairs and accessible by stairs. Free admission, but space is limited.

Program:
Florence Price: Fantasy No.1 in g minor
Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major, D. 574
Edvard Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13

Tuesday, August 10

Opening Night: Solace with Duo Concertante LIVE EVENT

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7:30 PM, First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity (81 Cochrane St)

The SOLACE program was conceived by Duo Concertante and explores themes of reconciliation, peace, understanding, love, and communion, in counterpoint to the worldwide stress and sadness caused by the current pandemic. It is a fitting opening to our 2021 season. Featuring the world premiere performance of Kanenròn:kwá (“I love you”) by Dawn Avery.

Tickets are $25 per person, and must be booked in 2, 3 or 4-person bubbles. First Light Center is also known as Cochrane Street United Church, entrance located on 81 Cochrane Street. This is an accessible building with parking available on Cochrane and surrounding streets.

For attendance of our live events, view our full list of terms and conditions here: https://tuckamorefestival.ca/ticketing-terms-and-conditions/

Wednesday, August 11

Dawn Avery, Composer and Cellist ONLINE EVENT

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8:00 PM NDT / 6:30 PM EDT, Tuckamore Festival YouTube Channel

GRAMMY-nominated world music artist Dawn Avery creates a contemporary soundscape from contemplative, folk, pop, and classical elements. Her calmly passionate vocals and soaring cello lines reflect a deep spirituality rooted in her Native American heritage and love of sacred traditions around the world.

This performance will include interactive chat rooms, videos designed for some of Dawn’s work, by Katherine Freer and stories that introduce many of the works, along with some of her performance concepts of inclusivity and Indigeneity.

Tickets are $15 per household.

Thursday, August 12

Late Night with Eastern Owl

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9:00 PM, First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity (81 Cochrane St)

Eastern Owl is known locally and nationally as a unique group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. A powerful ensemble of eight vocalists, they have been captivating audiences across Canada since 2011.

Tickets are $25 per person, and must be booked in 2, 3 or 4-person bubbles. First Light Center is also known as Cochrane Street United Church, entrance located on 81 Cochrane Street. This is an accessible building with parking available on Cochrane and surrounding streets.

For attendance of our live events, view our full list of terms and conditions here: https://tuckamorefestival.ca/ticketing-terms-and-conditions/

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