SweetWater Music Festival 2019

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Date: Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
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SweetWater is all about “Evolution” for its 16th Festival of world-class music. The 2019 Festival will be Mark Fewer’s final one as Artistic Director. He’s got a few musical treats left on his bucket list. The stellar line-up includes the SweetWater debut of world-famous counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, Adrian Butterfield, David Braid, Kenneth Slowik, and Rachel Brown. SweetWater’s next Artistic Director, violinist Edwin Huizinga, will also be a featured performer.


FESTIVAL 4 CONCERT PASS

NOTE: FESTIVAL PASSES ARE SOLD OUT.

SweetWater Opening Night Gala

Everything Old is New Again

Historic Leith Church

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 8 p.m.

Saturday Early Evening Concert

Beginnings & Endings

Roxy Theatre

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 7 p.m.

Saturday Late Night Jazz

After Hours Once Again

Heartwood Hall

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 9:15 p.m.

Sunday Matinee Finale

Reasons to Celebrate

Roxy Theatre

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 2:00 p.m.


CONCERT ONE

SweetWater Opening Night Gala

CONCERT PARTNER: Bruce & Mary Hutchinson

Everything Old is New Again
Historic Leith Church
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 8 p.m.

NOTE: CONCERT ONE IS SOLD OUT.

An early music extravaganza featuring world-famous countertenor Daniel Taylor, soprano Ellen McAteer, violinists Adrian Butterfield and Mark Fewer, flutist Rachel Brown, and harpsichordist Kenneth Slowik. The entire evening concert programme features the music of Handel.

Trio for Flute, Violin and Continuo Opus 2, No. 1 HWV 386

Andante; Allegro ma non troppo; Largo; Allegro

Adrian Butterfield (violin), Rachel Brown (flute), Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)

 

Duet, Scherzano sul tuo volta, from Rinaldo HWV 7

Ellen McAteer (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor)

 

Duet, Se il cor ti perde, from Tolomeao HWV 25

Ellen McAteer (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor)

 

Trio Sonata Op.2 No.9 in E major HWV 394 for 2 violins and continuo

Adagio; Allegro; Adagio; Allegro

Adrian Butterfield (violin), Mark Fewer (violin), Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)

 

INTERMISSION

 

Trio Sonata Op.2 No.8 in G minor HWV 393 for 2 violins and continuo

Andante; Allegro; Largo; Allegro

Adrian Butterfield (violin), Mark Fewer (violin), Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)

 

Violin Sonata in A Major, HWV 361

Andante; Allegro; Adagio; Allegro

Adrian Butterfield (violin), Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)

 

Aria, Lascia ch’io pianga, from Rinaldo HWV 7

Ellen McAteer (soprano)

 

Domerò, from Tolomeo HWV 25

Daniel Taylor (countertenor)

 

Duet, Io t’abbraccio, from Rodelinda HWV 19

Ellen McAteer (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor)


CONCERT TWO

Saturday Early Evening Concert

CONCERT PARTNER: Murray & Ruth Cathcart
Beginnings & Endings
Roxy Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 7 p.m.

$40.00 single tickets / $10.00 student tickets

featuring David BraidMike Murley, Mark AdamJoseph Phillips, Rachel Brown, Kenneth Slowik, Aiyun Huang, Mark Fewer, Edwin Huizinga, Keith Hamm, Julie Hereish

J.S. Bach, Sonata in B Minor for Flute and Harpsichord 

Rachel Brown (flute), Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)

 

Michael Oesterle, Debut of New Work

Aiyun Huang (percussion), Mark Fewer (violin)

 

INTERMISSION

 

David Braid, LiuYang Fantasy (Lele’s Tune)

Joseph Phillips (bass), Mike Murley (saxophone), Mark Adam (percussion), David Braid (piano),

Mark Fewer, Edwin Huizinga (violins), Keith Hamm (viola) Julie Hereish (cello), Mike Murley (saxophone)

 


CONCERT THREE

Saturday Late Night Jazz
After Hours Once Again
Heartwood Hall
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 9:15 p.m.

NOTE: CONCERT THREE IS SOLD OUT.

SweetWater favourite Drew Jurecka headlines this “must see” concert with jazz classics and lots of surprises along the way.  Drew will be joined by other SweetWater performers including guitarist Graham Campbell, percussionist Mark Adam, and saxophonist Mike Murley.


CONCERT FOUR

Sunday Matinee Finale
Reasons to Celebrate

CONCERT PARTNER: The Medley Family 
Roxy Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 2:00 p.m.

$40.00 single tickets / $10.00 student tickets

The Festival concludes with a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria featuring University of Toronto’s Schola Cantorum Choir (with Daniel Taylor and Ellen McAteer), all directed by Kenneth Slowik.

Violinists Mark Fewer and Edwin Huizinga and an all-star line-up will also perform Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 77, No. 2 and a few other musical treats to wrap up our 16th Festival.

Full concert details to follow soon!

Vivaldi’s Gloria MUSIC PARTNER: Ken & Maureen Sutherland


CANCELLATION POLICY REGARDING CONCERT TICKETS –  All sales final. No refunds.

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