Sweet­Wa­ter starts with sold out con­cert

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - NEWS - SUN TIMES STAFF

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.

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