Message from the Artistic Director

David Maggs

Welcome to GMSM 2017! I am proud to say we have a lot to welcome you to! Our Trad Series celebrates Newfoundland music in Corner Brook and Woody Point all summer long (i.e. seven weeks…). Our Concert Series presents our usual eclectic mix of world-class performances in a variety of intimate venues. Our repertory shows will send you off on the Newfie Bullet (Tales from the Rails), take you back to Woody Point in the 1920s (White Feather), land you in New York in the 1900s (King of Broadway), bring you the incredible songs of Paul Simon in grand style (Paul Simon Spectacular), and take you deep into the history of Newfoundland with a quartet of performers who will all need a good sobering up by the end of the night (Reele and Trewe).

These performances are just some of the many activities GMSM brings to the region every year. Many of the young performers you will see are students of our new Graham Academy, offering programs in Musical Theatre and Girls Choir for children and youth of all ages. Our faculty features some of the most distinguished professionals on the Island. Registration fills up fast, so check out gmsm.ca for details.

GMSM is currently in the midst of a great big digital leap with its Digital Immersion Lab, a facility dedicated to creating interactive, immersive augmented reality experiences right here in Western Newfoundland. And finally, we continue to advance the role of the arts in creating global communities through the Liminus project. Currently this initiative is working hard in fields of healthcare innovation, marine conservation strategies, refugee and immigration challenges, and the unfolding of indigenous identity in Western Newfoundland. Everywhere the arts can take us, and beyond! Stay tuned for news of our documentary film, The Country, a Canada 150 project.

We love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch regarding any of these projects, we’re just an email away – info@gmsm.ca

Enjoy the shows,

David Maggs

Artistic Director, Gros Morne Summer Music