We are 35 and counting. I find it amazing that when
the Festival began at that meeting in Anton Kuerti’s cottage
35 years ago many of the artists performing in this summer’s
festival were not even born, and many had not even
discovered their instruments, let alone started their careers.
On milestone years such as this there is a tendency to
look back. Whilst this summer we have many long time
friends coming to share Parry Sound’s accomplishment,
we are looking to the future. The talent and international
experience the Festival brings to Parry Sound each
summer is truly staggering and we are committed
to share this wealth with more of the community.
The Stockey Master Classes give young artists
direct contact with great international artists such as
Michel Strauss, Martin Roscoe and Janina Fialkowska.
Strings Across the Sky, Jonathan’s Storm and Music Scores,
our educational programme in the local schools throughout
the year, reach into the young hearts of the future.
And watch out for “Quartets in Every Corner”, a series of
pop-up concerts which will surprise you in venues around
It’s our birthday and we intend to party for 24 days with
over 75 concerts, lectures, cruises, dinners, and galas,
ending on August 10 with the biggest project the Festival
has ever attempted – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony!
Come join the fun!