This is a year to celebrate all things Canadian and we at the Festival of the Sound are proud to do it with music.
In my travels throughout the world I have found that Canadian musicians have a wonderful reputation for being fine artists and sincere, honest human beings, fiving truth to the line from one of Mary Loud Fallis shows "A Canadian Prima Donna is a contradiction of terms."
This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.
It is with pride that we are also looking to the future and are featuring many new compositions. I am particularly interested in the program called "Time Travel: I 21st Century Women", being convinced these four featured composers will be among the voices that further define Canadas place in the music world.
Many of you will remember that during the last two seasons we have been featuring works that you indicated were in your "Top Ten" chamber music favourites. There were so many pieces collected that there are some left over, so I have included them in this summers program. There can be found in the concerts listed in this brochure. If you can find all 11, please send them to our office by June 1st, and if you are right, we will give you a prize.
Much planning and preparation is continually being done by many dedicated people to mount what has become one of the biggest chamber music festivals in Canada and we all invite you to share in the joy of hearing this great music.
Please join us and bring a friend!