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May 2019

Connoisseur Club 2 of 4: Quatuor Despax

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Connoisseur Club is a private series of four events to be held between April and June 2019. The second event of this series features Quatuor Despax, a young string quartet from Gatineau, performing hot on the heels of their Music Scores engagement. Membership to the Connoisseur Club must be purchased in advanced to attend the private events. Contact the office to find out how you can become a member.

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Plant Sale

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 12:00 pm

Take part in this rite of Spring and visit us for the Plant Sale. All proceeds go to help support the Festival including its Youth Music Education Program. If you have plants you'd like to donate for the cause please let us know!

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June 2019

Connoisseur Club 3 of 4: Moshe Hammer

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
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The Connoisseur Club is a private series of four events to be held between April and June 2019. The third event of this series features Moshe Hammer. Moshe will perform solo violin and discuss the Hammmerband, an important music education initiative in Toronto Schools. Membership to the Connoisseur Club must be purchased in advanced to attend the private events. Contact the office to find out how you can become a member.

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Connoisseur Club 4 of 4: James Campbell

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
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Stockey, James Campbell

The Connoisseur Club is a private series of four events to be held between April and June 2019. The fourth and final event of this series features James Campbell. James chat's about our 40th anniversary season and its highlights. Membership to the Connoisseur Club must be purchased in advanced to attend the private events. Contact the office to find out how you can become a member.

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July 2019

Canada Day Cruise

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Island Queen Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$48
Fireworks, Canada Day, Cruise, Parry Sound

Celebrate Canada Day on the Island Queen with End of the Road and its lively mix of traditional, folk and Maritime tunes. The band will play two sets. The performance will be followed by an awesome fireworks display in honor of Canada's birthday. If you have never seen the fireworks over the bay, here is your big chance. It is not something you are likely to soon forget! Please note: Additional tickets for the Canada Day cruise may be made…

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Gala Opening Concert

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3

Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor; Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Colin Fox, narrator; Penderecki String Quartet; Guy Few, piano; Suzanne Shulman, flute; James Campbell, clarinet; Beverley Johnston, percussion; Bob Mills, bass. A programme of highlights of past seasons to celebrate our shared history, including excerpts from: Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah Cohen: Hallelujah Bach: from B minor Mass Orff: from Carmina Burana Gilbert & Sullivan: “favourite bits” Beethoven: Ode to Joy Mozart: from Requiem Glick: The Hour has Come plus…

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Gala Dinner

Come To The Party: Our Anniversary Dinner Gala

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3

Our annual dinner gala continues the celebration of the 40th season as we honour our history and all those who have played a part in the Festival’s growth through so many successes and challenges since that first season in 1980. The party begins with hors d’oeuvres in the lobby as guests gather for the evening. The elegant full-course dinner is served at your table in the beautiful setting of the Charles W. Stockey Festival Performance Hall. Wine is included in…

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Up Close & Personal

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
$28

Join Gene DiNovi, one of the Festival’s longest and most beloved friends, in the intimate performance space at the Festival Station Office. Gene will introduce the music he has lived with and loved for decades.

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Viennese Opera Party

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

In the tradition of the great Viennese Galas of past and present, hosts Leslie Fagan and Guy Few welcome Canadian superstars Kristina Szabó, Colin Ainsworth, Brett Polegato and Carolyn Maule to an evening filled to the brim with spectacular music. Special guest appearances including accordionist Joseph Petric will round out an evening not to be missed. Verdi: La donna è mobile from Rigolett Strauss: Chacun à son goût from Die Fledermaus Lerner & Loewe: If Ever I Would Leave You…

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Office Hour: Accordion Postcards

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
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Free

The concert accordion from 1890 to the present. Joseph Petric and Guy Few in duo and solo works with commentary and visual projections of virtuosi and instruments from the past 120 years. Entry for this event is based on a first-come first-served basis and seating is limited to 40.

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Music for Trumpet and Organ

July 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mary Street Centre (formerly St. James Centre for Community), 24 Mary Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1E1 Canada
$23

William McArton, organ; Guy Few, trumpet Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 Bach: Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 Bédard: Suite de concert Hakim: Allegro con spirito Dupré: Cortège et litanie, Op. 19 No. 2 Defaye: Prelude V Bach: Fugue à la gigue in G Major, BWV 577 **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Brass on the Bay Cruise

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Queen Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$40

Once again it's "Brass on the Bay" featuring ten members from the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Enjoy the thrilling sounds of brass over the evening waters on Georgian Bay.

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Anagnoson & Kinton in Recital

July 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Anagnoson and Kinton, piano duo; Alan Stein, visual art Stravinsky: Petroushka for piano four-hands (With original artwork by Alan Stein portraying each scene.) Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Fantasy & Romance

July 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Featuring 2019 JUNO Award winners the Gryphon Trio Gryphon Trio; James Campbell, clarinet; Douglas Perry, viola; Joel Quarrington, double bass Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 Schumann: Romances, Op. 94 Schubert: Quintet in A Major (The Trout) **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Bands on the Bay: Hannaford Brass

July 23 @ 6:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
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Free

In the tradition of Tuesday evening free Summer Concerts at the Stockey Centre, the Festival of the Sound joins in the fun with the Hannaford Brass on the waterside deck.

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Strike Up the Band

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

Hannaford Brass with guest artist Russell Braun Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni à 8 Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major Bizet/Guiraud: Suite from Carmen Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 Harry James: Stardust Lennon & McCartney: When I’m 64 W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues March **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Carolyn & Russell in Concert

July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Russell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule, piano Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Venetianisches Gondellied Chopin: Barcarolle in F# Major, Op. 60 Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, D. 774 Glick: The sea is awash with roses Ireland: Sea Fever Kern: Old Man River Copland: Shall We Gather at the River ** Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Swiss Trio & Friends

July 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Swiss Piano Trio; Douglas Perry, viola; James Campbell, clarinet; Ken MacDonald, horn Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 Dohnányi: Sextet in C Major, Op. 37 **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Beethoven I

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

Janina Fialkowski, piano; Rolston String Quartet Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (arr. Lachner) **Repertoire subject to change without notice This concert is presented in Memory of Donna Rotherham Ball

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Film: Death in Venice

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$12

An adaptation of Thomas Mann’s classic about a composer, paralysed by ennui and repressed emotion, who discovers a last vestige of beauty and emotion during a visit to Venice at the turn of the century. Believing himself lost to the muse, he becomes obsessed by a beautiful young boy holidaying with his mother in the city.

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