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Music on the Bruce performance photo. Photo submitted

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Music on the Bruce (MOTB), now entering its fourth summer of performing concerts in communities on the Bruce Peninsula, is the recent recipient of two grants toward their 2024 Summer Festival; the Music Production and Presentation Grant from the Ontario Arts Council as well as a community grant from South Bruce Peninsula.

"MOTB is honoured to receive these awards in recognition of the world-class artistry and cultural significance of the festival," read a recent media release from MOTB.

The 2024 Summer Festival is set to run from August 9 to 18, 2024 with the main chamber ensemble concerts happening Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Smaller scale community concerts and open rehearsals are happening during the week and this year will take place as far north as Tobermory.

This summer’s programming includes a work by Métis composer Ian Cusson, 'Five Songs on Poems of Marilyn Dumont.'

"The work is a beautifully poignant musical setting of Dumont’s poetry," read the release.

Canadian Ojibwe artist Joanna Diindiisikwe Simmons will join the MOTB ensemble to sing this work on Saturday, August 10 at the Bruce County Museum and Culture Center in Southampton; and on Sunday, August 11 at the Oliphant Camper Church.

"MOTB is proud to celebrate the cultural diversity of the region through this music," the release said.

This summer’s programming will also feature music of Canadian Armenian composer Petros Shoujounian in a string quartet program Saturday, August 17 at Harbourside Stage in Lion’s Head, and Sunday, August 18 to close out the festival at St. John’s United Church in Wiarton.

"As always, you will also hear many well-loved classics, including Johannes Brahms’ luscious clarinet quintet, the incomparable string quartets of Mozart and Beethoven, and the transcendent solo violin music of J.S. Bach," read the release.

For a full schedule of events, a complete 2024 artist roster, advance ticket sales and more, visit musiconthebruce.com.