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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL or THE ARTS Huntsville, Ontario For the pa t twelve years. the Huntsville Festival of the Arts has hosted top-notch local, national, and international artists. From its early beginnings as a classicallybased music festival at Deerhurst Resort, the festival has grown and diversified to present artistic offerings in jazz, pop. choral, celtic, country. orchestral. and classical music as well as theatre, written word. poetry, and the visual arts. The 2005 season includes Quebec's renowned Les Yiolons Du Roy, Sinatra-style croemer Matt Dusk, Michael Burgess, the smooth jazz sounds of Carol Weisman and Denzal Sinclair, the Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller, and the sultry vocals of Amy Sky and Marc Jordan. For the thirteenth straight season Maestro Kerry Stratton will conduct the fully-professional Festival Orchestra over two evenings. the first featuring Spanish music, including the Rodrigo Concerto played by celebrated The attractions at Huntsville include Jazz. anist Carol Weisman ·guitarist Daniel Bolshoy and Car111e11 arias sung by Julie Nesrallah. The second concert, 'The Last Night at the Proms' features the Warsaw Concerto. Also look for comedy duo Bowser & Blue, South American flute group Sisa Pacari, and an evening with retired General Romeo Dallaire. i nfo@hu n t svi II e f est iv a I. on. c a 705·789-4975 www. hun tsvillef estiva I. on .ea KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Kincardine, Ontario One of the largest music festivals in Ontario, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. July 31 to August 13, 2005, has been a prime destination for musicians of all ages and proficiency from all over North America since 1992. Highlights at the festival include Renee Rosnes, Jazz Artist in Residence and four-time Juno award winner, performing during the Jazz Concert series August 1- 5. and the Gryphon Trio joining Artists in Residence Arthur­ LeBlanc Quartet, and Peter Allen, piano; in the Chamber Music and Orchestral Concert series August 8- 13. Tile Jazz Program is led by artistic director Alex Dean, and faculty this year includes artists Mike Malone, Dave McMurdo, Brian Dickinson, Pat Collins, Barry Elmes, Lorne Lofsky, and Lisa Martinelli. KSMF offers daytime classes and evening concerts to aspiring mus1c1ans ages 7-adult. Participants choose from 18 instrumental and vocal classes, including new class "Scottish Fiddle Orchestra". Beginners of all ages can rent and learn the instrument of their choice. experienced students can develop their skills, and advanced students can challenge themselves in jazz, chamber music or vocal classes. 1 ·866-453·9716 519-396·9716 MILL-RACE FESTIVAL or TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Cambridge, Ontario Join us in celebrating traditional forms of folk music and dance from various world cultures. Set in the historic and downtown core, this festival is inspired by similar events in the UK and Europe. There are four stages, including a dance stage, a children's stage, arts and crafts, and two concert stages. One concert stage is located in the historic civic square adjacent to one of Canada's oldest farmer's markets. The other is set in an outdoor amphitheatre built on the ruins of a stone mill overlooking the Grand River. This year's festival includes both local and international performers. Performers this year include the Anna Massie Band, Crucible, Hair of the Dog, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Roger Scannura and Ritmo Flamenco and many more, including various dance groups. All this is within easy walking distance in this attractive historic setting. For festival information, see the contact information below. For information regarding directions, accommodations, etc., phone 1-800- 749-7560 or go mill - 519-621-7135 MONTREAL BAROQUE Montreal, Quebec Montreal Baroque is an initiative of Susie Napper, Montreal cellist and gambist who was nominated "Personality of the Year 2002" by the Conseil Quebecoise de la Musique. Old Montreal's Early Music Festival, Montreal Baroque offers a unique opportunity to hear music of the I 7th and I 8th centuries, performed by Canadian and international celebrities, in appropriate and unusual settings. Snaking through the narrow streets of the Old City to the sound of a hundred flutes at the festival's Grand Parade, relaxing at a garden concert, catching a choral concert in a chapel or simply enjoying a street performance, this original festival gives a new cultural identity to Old Montreal, attracting international tourists and local music lovers as well as novices to early music. Thirty events at the festival include fireworks, parades. dances, masterclasses, instrument exhibition, a baroque fair, open air concerts, garden concerts, main concerts, intimate concerts. banquet, Festival cafe, and Galaxie Competition. Simon Blanchet: 1-800·845· 7171 x2 '·: .. Sharon Temple MUSIC AT SHARON 2005 Sharon, Ontario The summer concerts at Music at Sharon, presented at the Sharon Temple of Peace, National Hstoric Site, offer musicians and audiences an experience that is truly unique. Performers and visitors from around he world praise the combination of the historic temple's extraordinary architecture and sublime acoustics. This season we feature a diverse program that ranges from classical to folk to jazz. Stephen Fearing, an exceptional guitarist whose rich voice and spellbinding lyrics have earned him fqur Juno nominations, will perform a benefit concert at the Temple. Music Alive will showcase some of its most promising participants, and the Canadian Singers will present a mepley of popular traditional and contemporary Canadian songs. New this season are our Acoustic Afternoons, offered to artists interested in presenting a casual performance in the Temple. These informal afternoon concerts will feature some of the Greater Toronto Area's young, upcoming talent. Come early and enjoy a picnic lunch under the Temple maples and tour our historic buildings. As we like to say, the Sharon Temple is "music and history in perfect harmony". · 18974 Leslie Street Sharon, Ontario LOG 1 VO i nf o@s ha ro nt emple. c a 905-478-2389 )UNE 1 · )ULY 7 2QQ5

JOHN,\, MILLER. ARTISTIC PRODUCER Ottawa Chamber Music Festival OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL Canadian authors Robert Munsch CHAMBER Music FESTIVAL and Bill Richardson. Other Ottawa, Ontario highlights at Stratford Summer The l 2th Ottawa International Music this season are Montreal's Chamber Music Festival, from July 23 to August 6, the world's largest chamber music festival, presented by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, promises to be outstanding, with 120 concerts featuring cuttingedge, innovative programming. One of the greatest music ensembles of the 20th and 21 st centuries, the Borodin Quartet from Russia, will perform the complete string quartets of Shostakovich in five concerts. Other highlights include the worldrenowned Emerson String Quartet; the legendary Canadian Brass; Peter Wispelwey, one of the world's leading cellists, with pianist Dejan Renaissance ensemble Masques, presenting the music of Shakespeare, and After-Theatre Cabarets in The Church Restaurant featuring stars of the Festival Theatre. Monday August l is a special Tattoo tribute to veterans. Sunday night, August 14, Stratford Summer Music wraps up with From Motown to Heaven, a great choral celebration with the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and guests Measha Brueggergosman and Doug Riley. 1·800·567·1600 Lazic; Britain's Nash Ensemble; the Gryphon and Vienna Piano Trios; Daniel Taylor with the Theatre of Early Music; and P.D.Q. Bach. Canadian superstars pianist Louis Lortie and the St. Lawrence String Quartet will combine forces in their first-ever collaboration. Adult Festival passes are each and student passes are . Special advance prices of for adults and for students will be available until Thursday, June 30. Pass-Plus tickets are an additional per person. Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Box 20583, Ottawa, Ontario K 1 N 1 A3 ocmf@ 613·234·8008 STRATFORD SUMMER Music Stratford, Ontario Stratford Summer Music is a comprehensive festival of fifty-six concerts spread over three weeks from July 27 to August 14, 2005. The festival features Canadian Brass, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and Vatican organist James Goettsche, who played for the recent ceremonies in Rome. Quartto Gelato is also playing with SwEETWATER Music WEEKEND Meaford . & Owen Sound, Ontario The annual SweetWater Music Weekend is happening this year on September 23, 24 and 25, 2005. As in 2004, organizers will be presenting three chamber music concerts, two of which will occur again at the acoustically-precise historic Leith Church (in the picturesque Municipality of Meaford) and the third in a new location, St. George's Anglican Church (in the scenic city of Owen Sound). The tradition of the highest quality of performers will continue-this year's roster includes Scott St. John, violin, viola; Mark Fewer, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Virginia Barron, viola; Matt, cello; Rosanne Wieringa, flute; and Peter Longworth, piano -with some performances on instruments created by Canadian luthiers. The program reads like a Who's Who of musical history: Brahms, Britten, Bach, Bach/Busoni, Dohnanyi, Dvorak, Glick, Haydn, Ligeti, Mozart and Schulhoff. Luna Pearl Woolf of Montreal has been commissioned to compose a new Featured Artists Thom Allison I Brazael Dennard Chorale Measha Brueggergosman with Cameron Stowe Canadian Brass i Anne-lulie Caron & loelle Saint-Pierre Dan Chameroy I Andrew Craig Alexandre Da Costa with Matt Herskowitz Bruce Dow I lonathan Goad i lames Goettsche Kokopelli Choir i Masques i Robert Munsch nancy ray-guns i Quartetto Gelato Bill Richardson J Doug Riley Campbell Trowsdale (Harry Somers Lecture) Laura Vinson & Free Spirit Tattoo bands including Tivoli Boys Guard Band, Copenhagen 48th Highlanders and Dancers i Royal Regiment of Canada Canada's National Band of the Naval Reserve stra tfo rds um rn ermll sic. ea JUNE 1 - JULY 7 2005

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