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