September 20 to 22
Owen Sound and Meaford, ON
SweetWater is all about ‘evolution’ for its 16th festival of world-class music. The 2019 festival will be artistic director Mark Fewer’s final one at the helm. He’s got a few musical treats left on his bucket list. The stellar line-up includes the SweetWater debut of world-famous countertenor 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. Free, interactive activities include the family fav “Mozart for Munchkins”, community play-along “Classical Jam”, and string instrument showcase “Luthier Exhibit”, and “Luthier Performance” - moderated by Robert Harris. Friday night opening gala ($55) Saturday early evening concert and Sunday matinee ($40), late night jazz ($30). Festival pass (4 Concerts) $150.