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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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SOME JAZZ WITH YOUR FESTIVAL continued from page C 13 w10wski will play at the Collingwood Music Festival on Friday, July 15 at 2pm. Further information is available at, by calling l-888-283- I 7 l2, or emai Ii ng i Parry Sound's Festival of the Sound celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2004, and will begin its jazz programming with a concert by trombonist Aliswir Kay on July 15. The mid-summer long weekend hosts the Jazz Canada Weekend in Parry Sound, and jazz concerts will take place from July 29-31. Performances will include Dave You11g, Ra11ee Lee, Phil Nimmons, Peter Appleyard, and Jane 81111nett. For more information, go to , all toll-free 1-866-364-0061, or e-mail The event that could be the highlight of the summer is the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, which combines classical and jazz concerts as well as a series of workshops and educational events designed for students of all ages and levels. This vacation destination on Lake Huron will feature jazz vocalist Lisa Ma;·tinelli on Monday, August I. Malone, McMurdo, a11d Dean on August 2, guitar great Lome Lofsky on August 3, pianist Renee Rosnes on August 4, and a jazz student concert on August 5. Kincardine's toll-free number is 1-866-453-9716, their website is, and the festival's email address is Many, if not all of these festivals have something to offer fans from a variety of musical backgrounds, including jazz. The towns are rural, picturesque, and the music will no doubt be sweet and swinging. A definite consideration for summer leisure activities. Yankee gold? Exploring the other horseshoe by Phil Ehrensaft GREATER TORONTO'S Golden Horseshoe is spilling across the Canada-U.S. border and joining forces with a corridor that runs from Buffalo through Syracuse along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Music lovers in Canada's economic capital are well advised to keep abreast of the rich opportunities that await us in the Horseshoe's southern wing, particularly during the summer music festival season. On the western tip of the corridor, there's the venerable Chautauqua Institute, an hor's drive from Buffalo. The landmark Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., located in Syracuse's eastern hinterland, anchors the other tip. To put the driving time into perspective, the distance from WholeNote's offices at Bathurst and Bloor to Montreal's Place des Arts is actually a bit longer than the distance to the farthest point of the Horseshoe, Cooperstown (542 km vs. 517 km). Log in another 130 km beyond the Golden Horseshoe South and you're in Ta11glewood, the Boston Symphony's resplendent summer home. Make that 160 km and you've arrived at the Bard Music Festival, a highlight of New York's musical season. Its concerts and seminars focus on the works and larger cultural context of a specific composer. Last year featured Shostakovich. This year it's Aaron Copland. The closest gem is the 25th anniversary of the University at Buffalo's eminent new music festival (June 6-11 ). Morton Feldman created this concert/workshop festival during his 15-year stint at the university. Now called June in Buffalo, the 2005 edition features a most impressive roster of composers: Simon Bainbridge, David Felder, Brian Ferneyhough, Alvin Lucier, Philippe Manoury, CONTINUES Welcome to WholeNote's SUMMER FESTIVAL LISTINGS READERS PLEASE NOTE: Presenters' plans change; and we occasionally make mistakes! Please always use the phone numbers provided to call ahead. For Concerts in the Greater Toronto Area see pages 33·39. For Concerts Beyond the GTA see pages 39,40. For Music Theatre and Opera listings see pages 40,41. For Jazz listings see pages 41,42. SUMMER FESTIVALS: JUNE 1 TO JULY 7 BRAMPTON FOLK FESTIVAL BROTT Music FESTIVAL 905·525· 7664, 888-4 75.9377 Liuna Station: 360 James St. North, Hamilton LS Oofasco Centre for the Arts: 190 King William St., Hamilton DC July: 03 7:30: Hot Jazz with Oliver Jones. Jazz standards. ·. LS 06 7:30: Connect the Classics I: The legacy of Beethoven. Brahms, Beethoven. ·. DC Concerts continue in July & August. 00MAINE FORGET INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 418·452·3535, 888·336·7438 Franoys·Bernier Concert Hall, Saint·lrenee, Charlevoix, Quebec June: 18 8:00: Oomaine Forget Horn Ouartet, Brass Ouintet & Brass Ensemble. Auger, Sibelius. Strauss, Tippett, Turina. . 25 8:30: Les Violons du Roy. Bach, Locatelli, Monteverdi, Purcell. Maurice Bourgue, oboe d'amore; Shannon Mercer, soprano; Jean· Marie Zeitouni, conductor. . 29 8:30: Toronto Consort; Les Voix Humaines; Thtiatre lavalliere et Jabot. Vecchi: Un Bal Masque. . July: 01 8:30: Mathieu Dufour, fliite; Denise fepin, piano; Domaine Forget Wind Octet. D.oppler, Franck, Lachner, Strauss. . 02 8:30: Jean . Philippe Collard, piano. Chopin & Moussorgski. . 06 8:30: Roland Oyens, guitar; Ouartet Arthur·leBlanc. Sor, Chopin; Barrios, Gillespie, Porter, Garner, Kern, Oyens. . 07 4:00: luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio "Tulipe 2005". Jazz group from Holland. Casino Charlevoix. Free. Concerts continue in July & August. EASTMAN SCHOOL OF Music 647·233·3655 585·274· 1100, 585-454·2100 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester NY: Gage Park, Main Street (Hwy 101, Brampton Ciminelli Lounge Cl June: Howard Hanson Hall HH 18 12:00 noon· 11 :OOpm: Mainstage line·up: Kilbourn Hall KH Murray McLauchlan; The Three Headed Trio; June: Finest Kind; Ooula; Aditya Verma; General 26 7:30: Practical Harpist Recital Kathleen Store; Lady Racers; A Ifie Smith; Eve Goldberg; Bride, harp. Free. HH Shawn Sage; Ken Brown, host. Free 27 7:30: Dave KivelloJazz Ensemble. Free. admission. KH 27 7:30: Eastman Trumpet Rising Stars. Free. CL 27 7:30: Practical Harpist Recital Jan Jennings, harp. Free. HH 29 7:30: Practical Harpist Recital. Kerry Renzoni, harp. Free. HH 30 7:30: Gene Bertoncini, jazz guitar & guest Frank Vignola. Free. KH July: 01 7:30:NewMusicConcert. Free. KH 01 7:30: Practical Harpist Final Student Concert. Free. HH 02 7:30: Brazil, Guitar, and Friends. Peter Kodzas, guitar. Free. KH 02 4:00: Eastman Bass Day Concert. Free. Rm 120 02 4:00: Eastman Orum Set Day Concert. Free. Rm 120 05 7:30: Eastman Summer Sing: Mozart: Coronation Mass. Free. KH 05 7:30: High Schoo/Jazz Students open masterclass/performance with Ralph lalama. Free. Rm 120 06 7:30:BobSneider,jazzguitar. Free. KH 07 3:00: High Schoo/Jazz Studies Student Combo Concert. Free. KH 07 7:30: Paul Hofmann, faculty recital Free. KH Concerts continue in July & August. GRAND RIVER BAROQUE FESTIVAL 519·578· 1570, 1 ·800·265·8977 Buehlow Barn, Twp Rd. 12, Ayr ON June: 24 7:30: Incomparable Bach. Suite #3 in D; Cantatas 12&21. ,. 24 11:00pm : Bach: Well· Tempered Clavier Book 2/Part f. ,$10. 25 2:30: Nature: Idyll and Tempest. Vivaldi, Tartini. Biber, Zavateri, Rameau. ,. 25 5:00: Festival Feast (3-course dinner.I . 25 7:30: Nature: The Changing Seasons. Vivaldi & Boismortier. ,. 25 11 :OOpm: Bach: Well· Tempered Clavier Book 2/Part 2. ,$10. G14 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM UNE 1 - UL Y 7 5

.. 26 10:30am: Baroque Coffee House. Blow, Locke, Purcell, Handel. . · 26 2:00: Bach: St. Matthew Passion. ,. . HUNTSVILLE fESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 800·663-2787, 705· 788·2787 Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St., Huntsville July: 02 8:00: The Glengarry Bhoys. Celtic music. . 03 2:00: Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller. . 06 8:00: Bowser & Blue. Comedy & music. . 07 8:00: Sisa Pacari. South American Andes flute music. . Concerts continue in July. MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 866·908·9090 June JO.July 10 150 indoor concerts, 350 free outdoor concerts at various venues in Montreal 2000 jazz musicians including Pat Metheny, Mark Knopfler, Madeleine Peyroux, Charlie Haden, Paul Anka, John Mayall & Omara Portuondo. Music AT SHARON 2005 905-478·2389 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon ON June: 17 8:00: Stephen Fearing, guitar. . 19 2:00: Acoustic Afternoons: In The Mood . Vivace sings jazz gems & big band favourites. $10. 26 2:00: Artslink Music Alive. 12,000 musifians from across York Region. , $10. Concerts continue in July, August and September. ORFORD ARTS CENTRE FESTIVAL 819·843·9871. 800·567·6155 www.arts· Salle Gilles·Lefebvre, 3165 chemin du Pare, Orford June: 23 8:00: Kuerti, Colours and Contrasts. Beethoven: Sonata Op.27 #1; Schubert: Sonata 0.958; Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies Op.79; Klavierstiicke Op.119; Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op.14. Anton Kuerti, piano. . 30 8:00: Mozart and Lortie in Concert. Mozart: Serenade fine Kleine Nachtmusik; Piano Concerto #16 in 0; Piano Concerto #17 in G; Wolf: Italian Serenade. Louis Lortie, conductor/piano. 7:00: Pre·concert lecture by Carol Bergeron. . TD CANADA TRUST OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 613·241·2633 · Library and Archives Canada: 395 Wellington St. LA National Arts Centre Studio: 53 Elgin St. NAC Confederation Park: Elgin St. at Laurier Ave. CP )UNE 1 - )ULY 7 2005 June: 23 8:30: Harry Connick, Jr. & National Arts Centre Orchestra CP 23 10:30pm:JonasKullhammarQuartet NAC 24 6:30: Mark Ferguson & Hugh O'Connor CP 24 8:30: Hugh Fraser's Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation CP 24 10:30pm: Andrew Scott Sextet NAC 25 4:00: Ed Thigpen Scantet LA 25 6:30: Lorraine Desmarais: le Big Band CP 25 8:30: David Murray & The Gwo·Ka Masters Creole Project CP 25 10:30pm: Ensemble en pieces NAC 26 4:00: Moutin Reunion Quartet LA 26 6:30: Blues Gitan CP 26 8:30: Sonny Rollins CP 27 4:00: Bud Shank & Bill Mays LA 27 6:30: Michel Cotti Lapon Baleze CP 27 8:30: Benny Golson Quartet CP 27 10:30pm: Robert Marcel Lepage 's Tribute to Pee Wee Russell NAC 28 4:00: Dave Young Mainly Mingus LA 28 6:30: Quatuor Jean.Pierre Zanella CP 28 8:30: Trio! Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, Jean·Luc Ponty CP 28 10:30pm: Trio Oerome·Guilbeault· Tanguay NAC 29 4:00: BEO LA 29 5:00: Bernard Primeau Montreal Jazz Ensemble CP 29 7:00: Oenzal Sinclaire CP 29 8:30: Diana Krall CP 29 10:30pm: Octurn NAC 30 4:00: Jon Ballantyne 4tet LA 30 6:30: Flight of Whimsy CP 30 7:00: Doug Wamble CP 30 9:00: Terence Blanchard CP 30 10:30pm: Atomic NAC July: 01 4:00: Lynne Arriale Trio LA 01 10:30pm: Quartettones NAC 02 2:00: Bonobo CP 02 4:00: Adrian Cho Impressions in Jazz Nonet LA 02 4:00: Herbaliser CP 02 6:30: Galaxie Winners CP 02 8:30: Pucho& The Latin Soul Brothers CP 02 10:30pm: Sophie Milman & Group .NAC 03 2:00: Gangbti Brass Band CP 03 4:00: Sakesho CP 03 7:00: David Sanchez CP 03 9:00: Joshua Redman CP 03 10:30pm: Steve Haines Quintet NAC TD CANADA TRUST TORONTO DowNTDWN JAzz FESTIVAL 416·928·2033 Mainstage events: Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West TSS Hummingbird Centre: 1 Front St. East HUM Massey Hall: 15 Shuter MH Phoenix Concert Theatre: 410 Sherbourne St. PH June: 22 8:00: RJD2. ,.50. PH 23 9:00: Antibalas. (advance), (door.) PH 24 7:30: Matt Dusk/Jacksoul. SOLD OUT. TSS 24 8:00: Sonny Rollins..50·.50. MH 25 8:00: Keren Ann/Arturo Sandoval. . TSS _ 25 11 :59pm: Jimmy Bowskill Band. $10. TSS LISTINGS continue next page Exploring the other horseshoe CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE and Christopher Rouse. The university also hosts an international flute festival and training institute, Pantasmagoria (July 7-15) . Chautauqua was, and is, an important force in creating an American passion for continuing education and the democratization of high culture. Founded in 1874. the Institute provided a bucolic setting where vacation time was devoted to a heady mixture of literature, music, art, religion and physical exercise. On an average summer day, 7,500 people attend an event or a·class. The musical component includes a resident symphony orchestra, opera, and chamber music. especially recommend Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, The Crucible, baseq on the Arthur Miller play (July 22 and 25). Rochester hosts the Eastman School, the serious contender to Julliard as America's premier conservatory. That crown jewel is the nucleus of a musical life which could not be imagined in any other city of equivalent size, or even larger. Watch their web site, listed below, for summer concert listings. Jazz, however, is the big news in Rochester's summer season. First there's a benefit, Swing 'n Jazz. for The Composer Project, a wonde1ful foundation that brings professional musician/composers into high schools and colleges (June 3-5). That's followed by Rochester's new jazz festival, founded by Canadian jazz saxophonist John Nugent. It has achieved heavy-hitter status in just four years, featuring the likes of Sonny Rollins, Bill Frisell, Chick Corea and John Scofield (June 10-18). My personal favourite in the Golden Horseshoe South corridor is Glimmerglass, the king of summer opera in the U.S. The Cooperstown High School auditorium was the humble site of the first Glimmerglass productions in 1975. Since 1987, home base is an acoustic and visual jewel, the Alice Busch Theater, featuring sliding side walls that permit the hall to open up to the great outdoors. The rise ofGlimmerglass from a community event to national prominence is inextricably linked to the unusual career path of its brilliant artistic director, Paul Kellogg. Originally a French teacher in Manhattan, Kellogg resigned in 1975 to write and manage his Cooperstown. Glimmerglass asked him to become its general manager in 1978, and the rest is history. Kellogg's innovations at Glimmerglass led to an appointment as both general and artistic director of a floundering New York City Opera in 1996. The City Opera is very much revived and enjoys close links with Glimmerglass, where Kellogg continues to work his wonders. The aesthetic emphasis at Glimmerglass is a delightful reversal of the usual priorities in opera house programming: I) modem; 2) lesser known; and 3) familiar operas. The modem works this year are Britten's Death in Venice and Poulenc's La Voix Humaine. The lesser known are Lucie de Lammennoor, the revised Paris version of Donizetti's Lucia, and Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon. The familiar is Cosi Fan Tutti. Lead roles are typically allocated to excellent vocal talents on their way up, but not yet marquee names. Glimmerglass is also a mentoring experience for over 200 young professionals in every dimension of activity that makes opera tick. The atmosphere is permeated by the wonderful optimism of young talent about to tackle the world. Golden Horseshoe South web sites: June in Buffalo Pantasmagoria (Buffalo) Chautauqua · Rochester WWW, 1 M

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