Tuckamore 2020

Tuckamore Festival 2020 is a go … ONLINE

This year, Tuckamore Festival brings the show to you! Across ten days this August, through live streamed and only-for-Tuckamore curated performances, we’ll present alumni all stars and wonderful guest artists who can continue to make chamber music inside their homes. We’ll also feature new works by talented young artist composers, the entertaining and informative Tuckamore Talks series, several world premieres by Juno and Grammy nominated composers, as well as lots of opportunities for real-time audience interaction with artists. It’s an online festival that will move your spirit and create community and connection through music we all treasure!

Our all-star roster of 2020 artists and faculty: Duo Concertante, Serena Canin and Thomas Sauer, Trinitas Chamber Ensemble, Tom Allen and Lori Gemmell, Julia Halfyard and Doug Angel, Patrick Cashin, Vernon Regehr, Joe Argentino, Andrew Staniland, and illustrious Young Artist program alumni Angela Pickett, SHH!!! Ensemble (Edana Higham and Zac Pulak), Kassandra-Anne Demers, Patrick Kreeger, Emma Schmiedecke, Danielle and Dominic Greene, and more.


Some of our exciting 2020 events

Ecology of Being with Duo Concertante
Over three nights, Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves present their ambitious new program, Ecology of Being: five new works for piano and violin, with poetry by Shannon Webb-Campbell, that reflect on our connection and interconnections to this planet.

Beautiful Brahms
Our esteemed faculty (Nancy Dahn, Timothy Steeves and Vernon Regehr) present a beautiful afternoon of chamber music, with the Brahms Piano Trio in B as the centrepiece.

Living Room Concert #1 with Serena Canin, violin and Thomas Sauer, piano
This husband and wife duo present a concert full of masterful technique and musicianship, live from their home in NYC.

Living Room Concert #2 with the Trinitas Chamber Ensemble
Michelle Cheramy (flute), Nathan Cook (cello) and Phillip Roberts (piano) are a trio of outstanding musicians with a shared vision and infectious onstage chemistry.

Living Room Concert #3 with Patrick Cashin, piano
Our long time collaborative pianist performs live from his home in Montreal.

Young Artist All Stars
A series of performances featuring successful Young Artist Program alumni. Expect lively music and conversation, with a live Q&A moderated by Tuckamore’s biggest fans from the radiowaves.

It’s all happening right here, and wherever you happen to be. Watch this space for our full schedule and ticketing information coming later this June.

Things to note for 2020

There will be no public events this year.

With COVID-19 and the global pandemic, we have decided to cancel all in-person activities related to the festival. You may wonder why we made this decision, seeing that by August further restrictions may be lifted, with businesses and venues opening their doors to the public. For us, the health and safety of our audiences, artists and patrons remains our highest priority. Ultimately, we felt that we couldn’t commit to plans based on what public activity might look like in August, and have chosen to focus our time and energy on developing the highest quality programming possible for Tuckamore 2020: Online Edition.

Ticketing is on a sliding scale.

Ticket pricing is on a sliding scale to make this year’s festival accessible to as many people as possible – choose the price that works for you! For those looking to take in multiple events, or who want to support the festival more fully, we’ll still offer the Festival Pass. Know that 100% of ticket revenue goes to our 2020 festival artists. Your ticket will support our performances and help us share our music worldwide!

Donations are also welcome and can be made here. Tuckamore Festival is a registered charitable organization and a Canadian tax receipt will be issued for your donation.

We’ll keep the technology as simple as possible.

Even though we’re sharing the joy of chamber music through the wonders of modern technology, we want to make sure our events remain enjoyable without too much in the way of set-up or fancy equipment. For single ticket holders, event links will be sent out on the day of the event. Passholders will receive a full schedule with embedded links to all of our online concerts and events three days prior to the start of the festival. Technical support will be available for those who request it. With so much of our lives now online, we understand that many of us now have digital fatigue, so we’re working hard on our end to make sure our concerts are dynamic and engaging, with plenty of live elements. We promise to bring as much of a community aspect to Tuckamore 2020 as we can – after all, we’re all in this together!