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Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweetwater Music Festival 2008

September 19, 20, 21 2008

Artistic Director and critically acclaimed violinist Mark Fewer is pleased to announce the fifth annual SweetWater Music Festival, a series of chamber music concerts and free workshops for music students September 19 to 21, 2008 in Historic Leith Church and Division Street United Church in Owen Sound.

Artistic Director Mark Fewer (violin) and Associate Director Virginia Barron (viola) lead this year's all-star performer lineup which includes guest performer James Campbell (Artistic Director of Parry Sound's Festival of the Sound) and newcomer Michi Wiancko (violin), as well as returning performers Melanie Conly (soprano), Jonathan Crow (violin), Denise Djokic (cello), Peter Longworth (piano), Douglas McNabney (viola), Tom Wiebe (cello), and Rosanne Wieringa (flute).

This year's composer lineup includes: Boccherini, Colgrass, Brahms, Handel/Halvorsen, Haydn, Hindson, Hoiby, Murphy, Schnittke, Schoenberg, Schoenfield, and Stravinsky. Canadian composer Walter Buczynski's work "In Memoriam" will be perfomed in honour of teacher & pianist Earle Moss.

The Saturday pre-concert chat will be given by Artistic Director Mark Fewer. He will discuss the repertoire as well as speak about SweetWater and its presence at the local, national, and international levels. Sweetwater Music Festival will also continue the tradition of highlighting the work of local instrument makers during the series of concerts.

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2008, 8pm, Historic Leith Church:
"transformations" works by Handel/Halvorsen, Colgrass, Stravinsky, Schnittke, Schoenberg.

SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2008, 10am-12noon, Division Street Church in Owen Sound:
Student Master Classes (see below)

SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2008, 8pm, Division Street Church in Owen Sound:
"about face" works by Hoiby, Boccherini, Buczynski, Murphy, Schoenfield, Hindson.
(Includes a pre-concert chat by Artistic Director Mark Fewer at 6:30pm)

SUNDAY, Sept. 21, 2008, 2pm, Historic Leith Church
"all good things" works by Haydn & Brahms

Student Master Classes Saturday, September 20, 10am - 12noon
Students interested in performing a solo or chamber work at this year's Masterclass can apply by mail to the address below. Applications should be submitted ASAP. For information, call 519-376-3517. Send applications to: Keith Medley, Box #392, Owen Sound ON N4K 5P7. Free to the performing students and open to the public.

Roxy Theatre Box Office 519-371-2833 (1-888-446-ROXY)
or call 519-371-1754
or email

Fri. Sept. 19 at Historic Leith Church: $30.00 (includes reception following)
Sat. Sept. 20 at Division Street Church: $25.00 (includes a pre-concert chat at 6:30pm)
Sun. Sept. 21 at Historic Leith Church: $30.00
Series tickets: $75.00

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