Huron Waves Music Festival’s 2022 Season
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Premiere June 1
Huron Waves Spring Video
A musical travelogue throughout Huron County available on the internet, cable and social media services.
June 1 – A Huron Waves Spring 2022, one-hour video première, produced in association with FauxPop Media to run continuously on the Huron Waves website and showing at times on various social media platforms throughout June. Viewership of the first two Huron Waves videos (Decembers 2020, 2021) has now surpassed 65,000. Featured in A Huron Waves Spring 2022 are:
- 6 year old violin prodigy, Sam Wong, filmed in Trivitt Memorial Church, Exeter
- new country star, Basil Bauer, filmed in Cowbell Brewery, Blyth
- Home Cookin’ Dixieland Band, filmed on Ball’s Bridge, Central Huron
- harpist Sharlene Wallace, filmed in the Alice Munro Literary Garden, Wingham
- celtic trio, Gimlet’s Fine, filmed on the bluffs above Lake Huron
- percussionist Cheryl Prashker & banjoist, Mike Reynolds, filmed in Goderich harbour
- hosted by Judy Maddren from CBC Radio News’ World Report.
June 9, 10, 11, 12
Sunrise Sound Walks
June 9, Port Albert; June 10, Port Blake; June 11, Blyth; June 12 Bayfield
Can you imagine listening near Lake Huron at dawn, or with the many species in a woodland trail? Our four Sunrise Sound Walks, led by Canadian environmental artist and composer Anne Bourne, will explore the Lake’s wave patterns, the complex resonance of its deep waters, tectonic currents, the shifting shoreline sands, and the many pulses found in a forest floor. If this sounds exceptional, it is. Each intimate group of walkers shares a unique experience by listening to voices in nature, adding their own voices to a tone chorus in an environmental dialogue, all under the guidance of a world-famous musician and environmentalist. (photo by Bonnie Sitter)
Outdoors, masks not required. We will respect each person’s choices.
Legends of Canadian Country Music with Whiskey Jack
Wingham Town Hall Theatre, 274 Josephine Street, Wingham
Stompin’ Tom Connors’ backup band reunites with special guests Marie Bottrell and Brian Good from the Good Brothers to perform songs and tell anecdotes about the great figures who inspire audiences to this day – Wilf Carter, Al Cherny, Tommy Hunter, Ian and Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, Don Messer, Anne Murray, Gordie Tapp and, of course, Stompin’ Tom himself. Uniquely Canadian! Absolutely Golden!
Queer Songbook Orchestra
The Coach House, Hessenland Country Inn, 72981 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph)
This 13-piece professional chamber pop ensemble dedicates itself to utilizing story and song to express, honour and elevate LGBTQ2S+ experiences. After touring from the Yukon to Newfoundland, QSO comes to Huron Waves both to play a great concert and to foster dialogue towards a just, equitable and accessible society, with inclusiveness and acceptance for every Canadian in this 21st century.
Masks not required indoors, but appreciated. We will respect each person’s choices.
We Stand with Ukraine
Grand Bend Place, 25 Main Street West, Grand Bend
Judy Maddren, formerly of World Report, CBC National Radio News, hosts a special concert to support the Ukrainian people amidst the suffering inflicted upon their desire to live in a free, peaceful democracy. Featuring internationally honoured bandurist Victor Mishalow, a Merited Artist of Ukraine, and his Bandurist Ensemble, and then, by live video, linked with on-site musicians in Ukraine. All these artists are donating their services; proceeds to support Ukrainian students studying in southwestern Ontario but unable to be supported by their parents under duress back home.
An Intimate Evening with William Prince and Guests
Darkhorse Estate Winery, 70665 B Line, Grand Bend
Dark Horse Estate Winery, South Huron. Graham Greene hosts this salute to National Aboriginal Week with Juno award-winning singer-songwriter William Prince from Peguis First Nation, Manitoba. Joining them is Morgan Toney, a 22 year-old rising star, Mi’Kmaq fiddler from Wagmatcook First Nation, Cape Breton Island. An incomparable evening of heritage and music.
A Classical Finale, featuring violinist Bora Kim
Trivitt Memorial Church, 264 Main St S, Exeter
Accompanied by pianist Todd Yaniw, this exceptional young Canadian violinist takes time out from her successes in Toronto and New York to bring Huron Waves 2022 to a close with a concert of stunning works by great composers of the past and now of contemporary Canada.