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August 2019

Craig Harley & Friends

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

John Southworth, vox and guitar; Jean Martin, drums; Andrew Downing, bass; Craig Harley, piano Craig Harley is joined by his friends John Southworth and the South Seas in a Sunday afternoon of folk, jazz and song, their own unique brand of music-making.

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Toronto All-Star Big Band: Party like it’s 1940

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

The vibrant young musicians of the Toronto All-Star Big Band return each summer to delight Festival audiences. This is a concert suitable for everyone, whatever your musical preference may be.

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And So We Began

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Exactly 40 years ago today at this time, under the direction of Anton Kuerti, the Festival of the Sound presented this all-Beethoven concert as its first in the Parry Sound High School Gymnasium. Bryan Cheng, cello; Sylvie Cheng, piano; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Moshe Hammer, violin; Glen Montgomery, piano; James Campbell, clarinet Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique) Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 Piano Trio in D Major,…

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Jazz Cruise

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island Queen Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$40

The Jazz Canada Weekend ends on a cruise with Dave Young, Terry Clarke and David Restivo. Featuring Heather Bambrick on vocals. See what Dave and his friends have in store. This is always a highlight of the Festival; you won't want to miss it!

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Sounding Thunder

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$12

For those who missed it last year and for all who wish to see it just one more time. The afternoon includes two films, the documentary “The Making of Sounding Thunder” and a screening of the premiere performance in the Stockey Centre. An open discussion with composer Timothy Corlis and film-maker Earl McCluskie.

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Elegance At Seguin Valley

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Seguin Valley Golf Club,

Elegant dinner concerts are a long tradition at the Festival of the Sound. This year, with a nod to all those special evenings, we invite you to Elegance, a full-course dinner with wine in a stunning log clubhouse with wonderful acoustics. New Zealand String Quartet; Canadian Guitar Quartet; Moshe Hammer, violin

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Gillian’s Viola

August 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Gillian Ansell, viola; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano Gillian will tell you about her 1619 Nicolò Amati viola and play some selections with her colleagues. Mozart: Duo in G Major for viola & violin, K. 423 Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for viola & bass Shostakovich: Sonata for viola & piano, Op. 147 **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Fables & Folk Tales

August 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Cheng² Duo: Bryan Cheng, cello; Silvie Cheng, piano Prokofiev: Adagio from Cinderella, Op. 97bis Ravel/Cheng: Pavane pour une infante défunte Poulenc: Sonate pour violoncelle & piano, FP 143 Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 **Repertoire subject to change without notice A Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Partnership. https://instrumentbank.canadacouncil.ca/  

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Discovery Concert

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
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Free

Celebrating the Discovery Series of years past. Continuum Contemporary Music brings the premieres by three emerging composers.

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Good Friends

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

New Zealand String Quartet; James Campbell, clarinet Celebrating 15 seasons of a musical friendship. Haydn: String Quartet No. 29 in G Major Corlis: Raven and the First Men (The inspiration for James Campbell to commission Sounding Thunder) Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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A Family Affair

August 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Daniel Tselyakov, piano; Graham Campbell, guitar; James Campbell, clarinet; New Zealand String Quartet Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 Shostakovich: Concertino for two pianos, Op. 94 Lutosławski: Variations on a theme by Paganini Graham Campbell: Pender Harbour Paradise (A new work commissioned by Pender Harbour Festival to be premiered there on August 17.) **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Canadian Guitar Quartet & Swiss Friends

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$28

Canadian Guitar Quartet; André Fischer, guitar; Sébastien Singer, cello Trépanier: Cuerda pa’rato Wettstein: Oumuamua (2018) Côté-Giguère: Empty Houses Donkin: Mappa Mundi **Repertoire subject to change without notice

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Haydn, Ravel & Mozart

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St
Parry Sound, ON P2A1S3
$48

New Zealand String Quartet; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Canadian Guitar Quartet Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 2 No. 2 Ravel: Tzigane for violin & piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 for piano & string quintet (Arr. Lachner) **Repertoire subject to change without notice This concert is presented In Memory of Elizabeth Ofenheim.

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Celebration Musical Cruise

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Island Queen Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$40
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Celebration Afternoon

August 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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