July 22, 2015 – Wednesday – Big Channel Marina

Another day waiting on the wind. More chores, more reading. Walked into town for a little shopping. Then—-we went to a concert.

Wind continues to blow!

Wind continues to blow!

For those familiar with the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival you will appreciate this. Parry Sound has a summer music festival in it’s 36th season called “Festival of Sound”. They also have a very nice performing arts center and Bobby Orr Museum. We decided to attend the matinee performance Entitled “Brahms the Middle Years”. The Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Opus 99 with Peter Longworth performing on the piano and Yegor Dyachkov on the cello. Then there was the Viola Quintet in G Major, Opus 111 by the New Zealand String Quartet, Ron Ephat on the viola. Both were great and we sat there enthralled for an hour and a half. We found a bit of “cultcha” out here in the hinterlands.

Remember Bobby Orr?  Here is his museum along with the Performing Arts Center

Remember Bobby Orr? Here is his museum along with the Performing Arts Center

Festival of the Sound - 36th Annual.  Programs July and August

Festival of the Sound – 36th Annual. Programs July and August

Unique auditorium with stone interior walls - the acoustics was great!

Unique auditorium with stone interior walls – the acoustics was great!

Almost a theater in the round.

Almost a theater in the round.

New Zealand String Quartet

New Zealand String Quartet

Bobby Orr Museum - Native Son

Bobby Orr Museum – Native Son

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2 thoughts on “July 22, 2015 – Wednesday – Big Channel Marina

  1. Donald N, MacLeod

    I am glad you had a chance to visit the Festival of the Sound. It has long been one of the great summer music festivals in Ontario. I wish we had the chance to hear the concert in their (fairly) new music hall. it is recognized as a particularly successful small venue, with excellent acoustics. The last time we were there was some years ago, when they were performing in a high school auditorium. One of the usual features was an interlude of train horns, often at the most inopportune times. The quality of the music has always been great, as you have recognized. I hope some time we will be able to hear the concerts in their excellent facility.

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  2. Donald N, MacLeod

    Further to my previous comment: I checked with the Festival web site to see when the “new” performing arts centre was built. It was 2003! It does not seem like more than 12 years since we were there. With my wife’s health limitations and the rich summer music fare in Ottawa we do not get away very often now. Too bad. I would like to have many of the experiences you are sharing with your posts. Thank you for the wonderful pictures, including those of this fine concert hall and musicians.

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