Letter to the editor 4, August 31, 2017
Another thank you
As the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Hudson Music Festival (HMF), I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who made the 11th edition of HMF a very successful, capacity-filled, and smooth week of great music. HMF could not put on this week of music and art without the continued support of the Town of Hudson, Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, MacDougall MacDougall & MacTier, Hawkesbury Ford, MRC Vaudreuil Soulanges, CLD, Heritage Canada, and many more.
A very special thank you goes out to Nancy and Mavis from the 2 Barn Owls and Gobeil Dickison, for the use of the concert space at the Mews. HMF is also very proud to work with many businesses and organizations in the Hudson core, especially Cunninghams Pub, Château du Lac, Traverse Oka-Hudson, the Hudson Yacht Club, Hudson Chamber Music Series, and more… I would also like to thank Laura McCaffrey and Nicolas Pedneault from the Town of Hudson for their work and collaboration on the Street Fair, which is a pivotal part of the HMF week of music.
Perhaps most importantly, without all of our incredible volunteers, led by Gail Crissinger, and the tireless work of the HMF Board of Directors, Scott Lawrence, Peter Freud, Jennifer Baumeister, Mona Awad, Laura Gobeil and Lynda Clouette-Mackay, I think that very little would have happened at all.
A big thank you must go to the festival goes, local, regional and from afar, and our faithful pass holders, for continuing to support the cultural vision of HMF. Finally, what makes HMF truly exceptional are the wonderful and talented artists, local, regional, national and international, that bring their quality of art into our Ultimate Intimate festival.
Please follow us with the HMF Barn series, and stay tuned for the 2018 edition.
Blair Mackay D.Mus
Artistic Director Hudson Music Festival