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August 2019

Celebration Afternoon

August 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Various Venues Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$40

Every party needs it's surprises and we have one today! Your afternoon pass entitles you to entry to several events running concurrently from Noon until 4. Details are still very limited and artists have yet to be revealed. This afternoon continues the "40 works from 40 years" of the Festival's history, begun earlier on the Island Queen, and continuing with the Evening Concert. .

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Celebration Tea

August 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
$4

Join us for an intimate tea with some incredible music. First Flautist Suzanne Shulman will join harpist, and good friend Erica Goodman for some fun. After the break Bryan and Silvie will play an eclectic set including Huang Haihuai's "Horse Racing". This concert is another Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Partnership.  

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Celebration Concert: Into the Future

August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3

See what surprises Artistic Director James Campbell has in store for the climax of this exciting day! Join the Party as we celebrate James Campbell's 35 years as Artistic Director. He has invited many of his closest friends to attend. Among them, the Penderecki String Quartet and New Zealand String Quartet will join forces to play Mendelssohn's Octet Colin Fox will narrate The Carnival of the Animals! Bryan Cheng will play "The Swan" on the same cello the piece was first…

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Film: 10

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$12

Ravel’s Boléro is the backdrop to this 1979 American romantic comedy film. 10 is a 1979 American romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, and Bo Derek in her first major film appearance. It was considered a trend-setting film at the time and was one of the year's biggest box-office hits. It follows a man in middle age who becomes infatuated with a young woman whom he has never met, leading to a comic chase and…

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National Academy Orchestra

August 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

National Academy Orchestra; Boris Brott, conductor; Alexander Tselyakov, piano Overture tba Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol Smetana: The Moldau Ravel: Boléro **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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November 2019

Octagon

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Road
Parry Sound, Canada
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$50

On Wednesday, November 20th at 7PM we will be having having a very special concert with discussion. Eight world-class musicians have come together to form "Octagon", an All-Star chamber ensemble. Octagon features violinists Martin Beaver and Mark Fewer, violist Rivka Golani, cellist Rachel Mercer, bassist Joel Quarrington, horn player Ken MacDonald, bassoonist Kathleen McLean, and clarinetist James Campbell. This is a unique opportunity to witness the birth of a brand new work. Composer Kevin Lau will work with the musicians on A Drop of Light,…

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July 2020

In Conversation With… New Zealand String Quartet

July 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Please join me for an informal conversation I will be having with some of the Festival’s favourite performers in Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and Scotland. Over the years they have come to Parry Sound many times; it’s our pleasure to visit them in their homes.” – James Campbell Our next "In Conversation With..." takes place on Friday, July 24th at 6:30 pm. The New Zealand String Quartet will pop in from New Zealand to join Jim for our second chat…

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In Conversation With… Janina Fialkowska

July 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“Please join me for an informal conversation I will be having with some of the Festival’s favourite performers in Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and Scotland. Over the years they have come to Parry Sound many times; it’s our pleasure to visit them in their homes.” – James Campbell This "In Conversation With..." takes place on Friday, July 31st at 3:00 pm. Janina Fialkowska will pop in from Germany to join Jim for our third chat in the series.  A great…

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August 2020

In Conversation With… Martin Roscoe

August 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

“Please join me for an informal conversation I will be having with some of the Festival’s favourite performers in Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and Scotland. Over the years they have come to Parry Sound many times; it’s our pleasure to visit them in their homes.” – James Campbell This "In Conversation With..." takes place on Friday, July 31st at 3:00 pm. Martin Roscoe will pop in from Scotland to join Jim for our final chat in the series.  A great…

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October 2020

Rhapsody in Blue

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to join us for a unique opportunity! The Stockey Centre and the Festival are partnering to present the first LIVE concert at the Stockey Centre since COVID-19 shut the doors in March. Tickets to the live event are limited. Strict COVID-19 health protocols will be in full force and effect.  This concert will be live-streamed simultaneously for those who are unable or choose not to attend in person. Click here to buy a ticket to the VIRTUAL event: https://tickets.festivalofthesound.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=0…

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July 2021

July 1st Cruise

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Island Queen, Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map

July 1st Cruise | 7:00 PM  Top off your Canada Day celebrations with a scenic musical cruise on the Island Queen. A Festival of the Sound tradition for over 30 years! The band End of the Road is back with their lively mix of traditional, folk and Maritimes tunes. A scenic Canada Day musical cruise on the Island Queen is a great, affordable family activity for Canada Day! Just imagine beautiful Georgian Bay with its fascinating nature, live music, and…

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Blues Cruise

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Island Queen, Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Blues Cruise | 7:00 PM  Cruise the waters of Georgian Bay with JUNO-nominated acoustic blues from one of Canada’s top songwriters and blues entertainers. Rick Fines has performed everywhere from the National Gallery and Governor General’s Garden Party to Montreal Jazz, Ottawa BluesFest, the Edmonton Folk Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Buy Tickets! Click Here for the Island Queen's COVID-19 Policies

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Celtic Magic Cruise

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Island Queen, Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Celtic Magic Cruise | 7:00 PM  Scantily Plaid: Ruth Sutherland, Celtic harp, vocals; Doug Feaver, guitar, drums; Allan Eaton, pipes Take an Island Queen cruise on Georgian Bay with the award-winning and inspiring ensemble, Scantily Plaid. Their music is a vibrant fusion of the traditional mainstream Celtic style with rock and world music influences woven into every tune. Buy Tickets! Click Here for the Island Queen's COVID-19 Policies

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August 2021

Jazz Canada Cruise

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Island Queen, Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Jazz Canada Cruise | 7:00 PM  The soulful voice of Michael Dunston is backed by an all-star quartet of some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians as the Island Queen cruises among the 30,000 Islands. A Civic Holiday weekend tradition for more than 20 years. Buy Tickets! Click Here for the Island Queen's COVID-19 Policies

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The Soul of Vienna

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Happy Hour | 5:00 PM James Mason, oboe; James Campbell, clarinet; Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Ken MacDonald, French horn; Mark Fewer, violin; Bryan Cheng, cello; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Silvie Cheng, piano; Rolston String Quartet: Luri Lee, violin; Jason Issokson, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Yoshika Masuda, cello Gather live on Zoom to chat with your friends and Festival Artists, enjoy the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven and learn how to make a Schnitzel the Viennese way as Festival Friends Toni…

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Carmen on Your Couch

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Happy Hour | 5:00 PM Concert | 7:30 PM Please join Julie Nesrallah as the ultimate operatic gypsy queen, Carmen, together with Guy Few, the Tiberius Quartet, and the Festival Ensemble for an intimate gathering of sizzling Spanish hors d'oeuvres, both musical and otherwise. Includes music by Manuel De Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, and, of course, Georges Bizet. Nightcap | To follow Buy Individual Tickets!   Buy the August Pass! Buy the FULL Season Passport!

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Passing the Baton

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Pre-Concert Talk | 7:00 PM Glen Montgomery discusses the relation between these two great composers. Concert | 7:30 PM Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Daniel Tselyakov, piano; Penderecki String Quartet; Rolston String Quartet Johannes Brahms greatly admired Antonín Dvořák and was his musical and financial mentor. The two piano quintets to be performed are considered the finest of the late romantic repertoire. Tonight Daniel Tselyakov, our 2020 Stockey Young Artist, shares the stage with his father, Alexander. Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2…

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The Four Seasons

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Happy Hour | 5:00 PM Artists from tonight’s concert are joined by Guy Few, trumpet, and James Mason, oboe, in chamber music Vivaldi would have heard. Monteverdi: Prelude from L’Orfeo, SV 318 Castello: Sonata concertate in stil moderno No. 10 Gabrielli: Trumpet Sonata No. 5 in D Major Legrenzi: Sonata for four violins, Op. 10 Marcello: Concerto in C minor for oboe & strings *Repertoire subject to change without notice Concert | 7:30 PM Mark Fewer, violin; Julie Baumgartel, violin;…

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“Cover Story” by The Elora Singers

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Concert | 7:30 PM The Elora Singers; Mark Vuorinen, conductor The Elora Singers’ “Cover Story” is a light-hearted program of folk-song arrangements from Canada, America and abroad and covers of contemporary popular music by such diverse artists as Annie Lennox, Björk and Carly Simon. Also, Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director of the Elora Festival, joins James Campbell in a wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of mounting music festivals in this unprecedented time. Buy Individual Tickets! Buy the FULL Season…

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Arias & Antics: A Night of Summer Opera

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event,

Join Leslie Fagan, Guy Few, and friends as they bring the joys of Italy to your home.  Enjoy an evening of opera hits, Italian recipes, drink pairings, and fun. Get together with the artists before and after the broadcast to have a chat and make a toast.  Happy Hour | 5:00 PM James Campbell, clarinet; Bryan Cheng, cello; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Stéphane Lemelin, piano Joyous music by Rossini, Bottesini, and Verdi. Concert | 7:30 PM Leslie Fagan, soprano; Krisztina…

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