Huron Waves Music Festival
Believing that arts and culture should be a significant and enriching part of life on Ontario’s West Coast, Huron Waves’ Board of Directors, under the guidance of Artistic Director John Miller – founder of Stratford Summer Music – aspire to produce a dynamic, live annual spring music festival that showcases the best of Canadian and visiting international artists.
The plan for a live festival – once we can do so safely – foresees a variety of musical styles from jazz, big band, and vocal, to classical and contemporary with specialized programming as the opportunities permit.
Huron Waves Music Festival’s 2020 music video Celebrate the Season with Huron Waves, was released in December 2020. It consisted of five segments with acclaimed artists and sites familiar to Huron County residents. The one-hour program was narrated by world renowned actor Graham Greene, with the following Huron performances: Wingham cellist Thomas Beard performing on a throne of ice at Hensall’s Iceculture; ballerina Antonella Martinelli dancing in the family barn in Hensall; The Hussey Family singing from Courthouse Park in Goderich, accompanied virtually by the Newfoundland Deaf Choir; Goderich soprano Christina Bell and Wingham pianist Andrea Grant performing in a private home in Grand Bend; First Nations Sunset Drummers, accompanied by dancers from Amberley and Stony and Kettle Point First Nation, drumming down the sun on the beach in Goderich, on Lake Huron.
Pivoting from live to virtual presentations, Huron Waves Music Festival plans to present two, curated one-hour video programs celebrating professional musicians and ensembles in Huron County and the variety of interesting and unique sites awaiting the public’s return.
A Huron Waves Christmas – Launch Date: December 12, 2021 at 3pm
Spring 2022 – Release Date tbc.