Gros Morne Sum­mer Mu­sic en­ter­tain­ing ‘From the Edge’

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Gros Morne Sum­mer Mu­sic’s new sea­son is high­lighted by the re­turn of Dark by Five and The Con­vent Ses­sions, a se­ries de­signed for the com­pany’s new home in Cor­ner Brook.

Go­ing back to its creative and mu­si­cal roots, Gros Morne Sum­mer Mu­sic ush­ers in a sea­son fo­cus­ing on mu­sic events and of­fer­ings in unique lo­ca­tions and in­ti­mate spa­ces.

En­ti­tled “From the Edge,” the sea­son runs July through Au­gust in Cor­ner Brook and Woody Point.

“Rooted in West­ern New­found­land, our work aims to deepen the so­cial agency of art with a com­mit­ment to the in­tegrity of artis­tic prac­tice,” says artis­tic direc­tor David Maggs in a re­lease. “2019 brings us back to the heart of our am­bi­tion, work­ing at the edge of our creative imag­i­na­tion, the edge of our imag­i­na­tive hori­zon, where we can just glimpse that dis­tant ex­pres­sive possibilit­y in our­selves.”

The Con­vent Ses­sions fea­ture New­found­land artists Duane An­drews, Shirley Mon­tague, Jodee Richard­son and Wendy Wood­land, and backed by The In­tel­li­gent House Band’s Lou Mac­Don­ald, Scott Sheppard and Paul Har­ris.

The sea­son also in­cludes a mu­sic in­no­va­tion sum­mit, a Come Home Week show with Fields of Gold-The Mu­sic of St­ing and The Po­lice, cre­ated and di­rected by Yvette Cole­man, clas­si­cal con­certs by Craig Hum­ber, the Mary­land State Boy­choir, the At­lantic String Quar­tet, a co-pre­sen­ta­tion with the Aga Khan Mu­seum, Blood on the New­fie Bul­let, a mur­der mys­tery show cre­ated and di­rected by Ian Locke, staged in the his­toric train in Cor­ner Brook, and youth sum­mer train­ing of­fer­ings.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit, call 638-1956, or check out so­cial me­dia pro­files on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram @GrosMorneM­u­sic and #GMSMfromth­eEDGE.

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