The Festival of the Sound is a world-renowned chamber and classical music festival in scenic Parry Sound. Founded in 1979 by pianist Anton Kuerti, The Festival has grown to cover three weeks and dozens of concerts, including weekends of jazz and folk music. The concerts take place in the Charles W. Stockey Centre, with special events like cruises and masterclasses using other local venues such as the Island Queen Cruise Ship or the Festival Station Office.
What began as a small concert in Parry Sound in 1979 has now become one of the premier summer festivals in Canada, with performances by some of the world’s finest musicians and conductors.
James Campbell is a musician, professor and clarinetist who has performed with over 35 orchestras worldwide. Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound since 1985.
Board of Directors
Festival of the Sound is very fortunate to have the support of a committed Board of Directors who contribute their time, talent and resources towards overseeing the strategy and governance of the festival.
The Staff at Festival of the Sound are dedicated to bringing people together in support of great art. From collaborating with artists audiences, patrons, and funding to running the gift shop, they do it all!
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
The Charles W. Stockey Festival Performance Hall is an intimate venue with the warmth and feel of an area cottage – but on a much grander scale. Heavy timber trusses and natural granite provide an exceptional acoustical environment.
The Festival of the Sound features world renowned chamber music artists. We’re pleased to welcome these outstanding musicians to Parry Sound each year.