June 25, 2019
The Board of Directors of Gros Morne Summer Music joins the Graham Academy in mourning the loss of our long-time and beloved Chairperson, Dr. Gary Graham.
As many of you are aware, Gary has been unwell for some time now. We are so sad to share the news that he passed away Monday evening.
For many years, Gary has provided leadership to Gros Morne Summer Music and, more recently, inspiration for the establishment of the Graham Academy which strives to carry on his legacy of excellence in teaching and music making.
Gary, affectionately known to many as “Mr. G”, touched many lives across many generations with his love of music and teaching. We have all been so blessed to have him in our community and his immense contribution will forever be felt by those who had the pleasure and honour of knowing him.
Information about arrangements and a celebration of his life will be made available in the coming days.
June 2, 2019
GMSM – 2019 Season
Our 2019 summer season we are calling ‘From the Edge’ in honour of our spectacular surroundings here on the western edge of Newfoundland and the eastern edge of the nation. As much as it captures our geographical circumstances, the name grasps our shared artistic ambitions perfectly. 2019 brings us back to the heart of our ambition, working at the edge of our creative imagination, the edge of our imaginative horizon, where we can just glimpse that distant expressive possibility in ourselves. This is the invitation we have tried to extend to all the artists in 2019. Go for it. Don’t do the thing you know, don’t give us more of the same. Or in the vernacular of the place, don’t worry about playing something we all knows…Find that inkling of possibility in yourself and your surroundings and go, for as we’ve come to know and treasure here at Gros Morne Summer Music, one of the most adventurous, open, honest, and dedicated audiences anywhere in the world will be right behind you.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being that audience, sixteen years and counting.