SweetWater starts with sold out concert
The SweetWater Music festival is back for its 14th season this weekend.
The three-day festival is to feature well-known classical works, contemporary works and original Canadian jazz at a number of venues in the Owen Sound area. This year’s lineup is to include names like James Campbell, John Novacek, Russell Braun and Edwin Huizinga.
The festival kicks off with the soldout Opening Night Gala at Historic Leith Church tonight. It is the first of four concerts that will go along with several free events.
There will be a double concert on Saturday night to mark Canada 150. Glorious and Free is at the Roxy Theatre at 7 p.m., and is to feature baritone Braun, pianist Carolyn Maule and a new work by Richard Mascall. There will be an After Hours jazz concert at Heartwood Hall later in the evening, featuring Juno winner Duane Andrews.
On Sunday, the festival finale called Panorama will take to the Roxy stage at 2 p.m., featuring pianist Kati Gleiser along with Guy Few and Novacek.
Along with the concerts there will be four free events at the Harmony Centre, including Musical Petting Zoo at 9 a.m., Mozart for Munchkins at 10 a.m., a luthier exhibit featuring string instrument makers, and a special free concert at 1 p.m. string players Huizinga, Drew Jurecka, Rory McLeod and Amahl Arulanandam, along with clarinetist Campbell.
Concert tickets are available onlineatwww.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca and at the Roxy Box Office at 519-371-2833. Concerts at the Roxy are $35, while the Heartwood After Hours jazz concert is $30.