This year’s Sweetwater Festival showcases the outstanding work of musicians Adrian Butterfield, Edwin Huizinga, Rachel Brown, Myron Lutzke, Steven Dann, Drew Jurecka, and Nadina Mackie Jackson, among others. They join Mark Fewer in performing several sonatas by Biber, Quantz, Leclair, and Vivaldi; the Concerto for flute, two violins and continuo by Telemann; and Bach’s complete Cello Suites. A new initiative will be Saturday morning’s “Mozart for Munchkins,” in which Mark Fewer and Kati Gleiser will tap into tots’ love of appealing music.
The highlight of the festival will be Bach’s Mass in B minor, which also serves as the centerpiece of this year’s “Classical Jam” session. Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, will be on hand to shepherd this unique ensemble of musicians and vocalists.
Friday, September 18 8 pm
Historic Leith Church
Early Music Rock Stars: The Music of Telemann, Bach, Quantz and Fasch
Featuring Adrian Butterfield and Edwin Huizinga (violins); Rachel Brown (flute); Myron Lutzke (cello); Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord)
Works include Telemann’s G major Quartet for flute, 2 violins and continuo; Bach’s Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering; Fasch’s Quartet in D major 12; Quantz’s Flute Sonata in B flat major; and Telemann’s Paris Quartet No.6 in E minor
Saturday, September 19
Mozart for Munchkins
A free event for babies and toddlers to be exposed to the music of Mozart and Bach. Features Kati Gleiser and Mark Fewer
10 a.m. @ the Harmony Centre, 890 4th Avenue East
Luthier event/short concert
Performed by guest artists on locally made instruments
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Georgian Shores United Church
Performance at 12 noon
BYOB: Bring Your Own B-minor
The local choral community is invited to join in with a professional orchestra to sing some of the great movements of Bach’s B Minor Mass
1 pm @ Georgian Shores United Church
The Complete Bach Cello Suites
Performed on modern and period cellos, and a viola! Featuring Myron Lutzke, Kenneth Slowik, and Steven Dann
4 pm @ Georgian Shores United Church
With David Braid, Drew Jurecka, Dean McNeil, Joseph Phillips.
8 pm @ Georgian Shores United Church
Sunday, September 20 3 pm
Georgian Shores United Church
The Bach B Minor Mass
Conducted by Kenneth Slowik, featuring the world’s smallest orchestra, led by Adrian Butterfield.
You are invited to a Choral Sing-a-long as part of the Sweetwater Festival program 2015. With internationally renowned leaders, this should be an inspiring experience. Every level of singer is
welcome. This will be a wonderful learning experience. If you would like to participate in this event, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know a) what part you sing and b) approximately how
many people will be coming. But if you can't commit early, just come!
Any singer. There is no need for a great deal of experience. The aim is to learn and be inspired not necessarily sing every note.
Bach B minor Mass. Movements – Kyrie, Gloria in Excelsis, Et in Terra Pax, Donna Nobis Pacem
Conducted by Kenneth Slowik and the orchestra led by Adrian Butterfield.
Selections to be performed at this event, along with the music links, are as follows:
Gloria in Excelsis and Et in Terra Pax: http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/b/b5/IMSLP01258-Bach_Bmin2.pdf
Dona Nobis Pacem (please ignore the Agnus Dei at the beginning of the PDF link): http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/b/bf/IMSLP01262-Bach_Bmin5.pdf
Saturday Sept. 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound. See above for details of the public concert taking place on Sunday, Sept 20 at 3 pm.