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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

Tuesday, Augst 10

Opening Night: Solace with Duo Concertante LIVE EVENT

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7:30 PM, First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity

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.

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.

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