Music Connects Us
Notes from our Artistic Director
July 1, 2022
This month’s eblast is a gift to us all from Paul and Joy Lavis, supporters of Huron Waves particularly for July/22. We thank the Lavis’ for helping Huron Waves to begin its path towards the 2023 season, one month at a time. If you’d also like to help us build momentum, please be confidentially in touch with Karen Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Picture is Worth a Thousand Notes!
…and if that’s the case, then here are thousands of notes and a few photos of wonderful moments from this inaugural season for Huron Waves.
For this issue, rather than write plenty of text, I hope the images will speak for themselves and show you the highlights throughout June among the 12 different locations where the music festival’s concerts and events were set as live presentations or filmed for the video that launched the season on June 1.
Among many others who deserve recognition and appreciation, let me send huge Thanks to Bonnie Sitter for her resolve to capture these moments on film and to our General Manager, Karen Stewart, for her unending energy behind the scenes (and sometimes outdoors, behind the trees) to bring my artistic plans to life, all to the delight of our audiences and participants.
For our Huron Waves Spring video, Faux-Pop Media filmed Basil Leahy in Cowbell Brewery, Blyth and xXXXXXXXX
xXXXXXXXXXXXXX 6 year-old violin prodigy, Sam Wong, in Trivitt Memorial Church, Exeter…two of eleven video segments.XXXXXXXXX To date: 26,467 viewings of A Huron Waves Spring, 2022. See it here. xXXXXXXXX
Photo at Cowbell by Adam Sipione / Photo of Sam Wong with his music teacher, Frank Leahy, by Bonnie Sitter xXXXXXXXX
Wingham hosted Whiskey Jack’s salute to Canadian country music icons. Photo by David Mage
Canada’s Queer Songbook Orchestra made its first appearance in Huron County. Unanimous audience conclusion: Bring Them Back!
At Dark Horse Winery, South Huron, Wm Prince, Morgan Toney & Keith Mullins andGraham Greene highlighted our Indigenous Peoples Week celebration. Thrilling. Inspirational.
A superb classical music finale featured violinist Bora Kim and pianist
All these musical memories came about because scores of supporters, donors and volunteers stepped forward. A complete list of all Huron Waves’ private contributors appears on our website, here. This is a summary of our main public, corporate and philanthropic friends as well as our media partners in southwest Ontario. Thanks to everyone for launching this first season in June, 2022!