Great News from Huron Waves

Susan Aglukark highlights Season Programming

What could be more exciting than to welcome a genuine Canadian legend, Inuk singer/songwriter, Susan Aglukark to personify the Festival’s theme of honouring outstanding Canadian women and to perform with her ensemble in our recognition of Canada’s Indigenous People’s Week!   More details below.

Sunday, June 23, 3pm at Trivitt Auditorium, Main Street, Exeter.  Tickets HERE

 

June 9 to 23 • Trivitt Auditorium, Main Street, Exeter

TRAILBLAZERS: Honouring Outstanding Canadian Women

Youth under 16 FREE with Student’s Card

Tickets $10 – HERE

And the good news for our programming continues. Here’s a summary. Get out your calendars to make your plans to experience this year’s unique exhibition and concerts. Join Huron Waves in celebrating the lives and accomplishments of forty-one Canadian women, all Trailblazers, celebrated in this exhibition with emblematic neck-pieces, researched and designed for each honoree by Canada’s leading goldsmith/designer, Donald Stuart.  Presented with portraits of each woman by the distinguished B.C. artist, Susan Benson, and with bilingual biographies.

 

Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 PM at Trivitt Auditorium, Main Street, Exeter

The Story of Canada through Artifacts and Music

Tickets $20 – HERE

Meet Voyageur, a unique, genuine six-string guitar whose very construction reflects the story of Canada. Presented by its originator, Jowi Taylor, Voyageur’s 64 pieces as well as the additional elements in its case and strap come from notable Canadian sites or individuals….from Maple Leaf Gardens, Bluenose II, a moose shin, hockey sticks from Gretsky and Henderson, Maid of the Mist, Stratford Festival’s original tent, a Karen Kain ballet costume, Pier 21, Rocket Richard’s Stanley Cup ring, the Parliament Buildings, and more.  Join Jowi to hear Voyageur’s (and Canada’s) story, concluding with local guitarists playing the instrument.  Bring your camera to take your own photo with this exceptional expression of our nation.

 

Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 PM    Trivitt Auditorium, Main Street, Exeter

Susan Aglukarkᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᒡᓘᒃᑲᖅ :

Unsung Heroes and Big Feelings: Honouring the Indigenous North

Tickets $40 – HERE

A celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and a Grand Finale to the 2024 Festival!  Huron Waves welcomes Susan Aglukark, an Inuk musician whose blend of Inuit folk music with country and pop has made her a major recording star in Canada. Susan is a three-time Juno winner, a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her seven studio albums and her appearances from coast to coast to coast prove that Ms. Aglukark is an acclaimed performer and a foremost spokesperson for the people, traditions and cultures of Nunavut, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Concert Sponsor: Julie & Paul Ciufo

 

Yes, it’s going to be a great season, and more news will be coming each week from now until Opening afternoon, June 9. For instance, virtually all the school presentations by Jowi Taylor and Voyageur as part of our Huron Waves on the Move initiative are set, with visits in the first week of programming (June 2 on) to schools in Huron, Lambton and Middlesex counties as well as Kettle & Stony Point First Nation.

This year’s Festival goes ahead with our appreciation for the support from the governments, businesses and individuals recognised below and on our website.   Yet there’s still time for you, our readers, to support the Festival with your donations.  Here’s how to support us, please.

Etransfer to info@huronwavesmusicfestival.ca

Cheque to Huron Waves Music Festival, P.O. Box 271, Exeter, Ontario N0M 1S6

Online through Canada Helps via www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/huron-waves-music-festival

Huron Waves is a registered Canadian charity (CRA# 81910 0850 RR0001) and will gladly provide donation receipts.

I look forward to sharing even more exciting news about the Festival soon.   And I look forward to seeing you on Opening Afternoon (June 9), at the continuing Trailblazers exhibition (June 9 -23), at the unique Voyageur concert (June 16) and at Susan Aglukark’s tribute to Indigenous People’s Week (June 23)!

 

Till we’re together again…remember that Music Connects Us.

John A. Miller, Artistic Director

JohnMiller@HuronWavesMusicFestival.ca