Tuckamore 2020: Online Edition is over! Our 20th season featured 20 exceptional concerts and events between August 10-19. Take a look at the schedule, artist roster, and ticketing information here.
Message from the Artistic Directors
September 10, 2020 – The days are getting shorter and fall is just around the corner. But before we say goodbye to summer, we would like to express our sincere thanks for being a part of Tuckamore 2020: Online Edition. While we absolutely miss live music performance, we feel there was a particular magic to our 2020 festival. The conversations, interactions and intimacy between performers and audience was an absolute gift. We know Tuckamore is much more than the concert hall – it is sharing the joy of chamber music. After so much uncertainty this year, it was truly our privilege and honour to be welcomed into your homes this August.
It gave us great joy that our Ecology of Being video performances were given life as part of our 20th season. How fantastic that we were able to share stories and conversations about creation of this project with all the talented artists involved in its production. As you will have seen, this was truly a cross-Canada collaboration – from Admiral’s Cove, NL to Yellowknife, NWT! We are also extremely grateful for the very special performances provided by our guest artists: Patrick Cashin, Serena Canin and Thomas Sauer, Trinitas Chamber Ensemble, Tom Allen’s The Missing Pages, Julia Halfyard and Doug Angel. Despite the challenges in presenting within a brand new online format they rose to the challenge, and then some. The hundreds of young artists that have enlivened our hallways over the last 19 years hold a special place in our heart, and sharing the accomplishments of just some of these alumni through our three All-Star events was a particular highlight. As always, it was a pleasure to work with our very talented crop of 2020 young artists and composers who conquered the online format with their curiosity, tenacity and dedication!
It was without a doubt a very steep learning curve for the festival to change from an exclusively live concert presentation to an online format and we want to give a special and very loud shout out of enormous appreciation to the staff who worked tirelessly to make this happen. We are so fortunate to be working with truly outstanding people. A huge thank you in particular to general manager Krista Vincent, who really pulled out all the stops and made this seem – from the outside – a pretty smooth virtual venture.
Finally, a sincere thank you to you, our audience, for your continued support and enthusiasm. We truly would not have been able to accomplish 20 years without you. We are already looking forward to seeing you again in 2021, whether it be in person in St. John’s, online, or a combination of the two. Whatever the world throws at us, together we’ll find a way give voice to the chamber music we all know and love.
–Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, Artistic Directors