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Volume 11 Issue 9 - June 2006

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BROTT SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Hamilton, Ontario The 2006 Brott Summer Music Festival enters its 19th season as Canada's largest orchestral music festival with it annual lineup of classical,jazz, chamber, opera and pop concerts. Founded in 1989 by conductor Boris Brott, the BMF presents performances in the Hamilton, Burlington and Muskoka regions. Highlights of the 2006 season include the Canadian premiere of Billy Joel 's first Piano Concerto, a performance by Curtis superstar and Oakville native Adrian Anantawan, the rarely-heard Paganini Second Violin Concerto performed by Lara St. John and two back-toback performances by Anton Kuerti of Beethoven's five piano concerti. The second concert in that series will feature Kuerti's newly realized version of the composer's sketches for another concerto, entitled Piano Concerto No. 0 by the pianist. The BMF's orchestra-in-residence is the National Academy Orchestra, Canada's only training progran1 of its kind which pairs music graduates from across the country with seasoned professionals from North America's finest orchestras. Genre: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Opera, & more Sun Jun 4 · Wed Aug 16 888-475-9377 · ELoRAFESTNAL Village of Elora, Ontario After 27 years, the Elora Festival continues to arrest and wow music lovers from every station in life ... from Randy Bachman, Sarah Mclachlan, Michael Kaeshanimerto Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor, the Festival has attracted star talent and performed every type of music with strength and style. Known primarily for Classical music, the Elora Festival created a Jazz Festival in 2005 which they have expanded th is year to include Jeff Healey, Jackie Richardson and a series of Starlight Jazz and BI ues Concerts by the Grand River. This year's features include six guest conductors as well as Noel Edison, the resident conductor, and a vast repertoire ranging from a Bach Treasury, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Quartetto Gelato, Evening at the Opera with Richard Margison, Rajaton, and the Complete Brandenburg Concertos. The Elora Festival opens with Mozart's Requiem on July 14 and spans four weekends, ending with Mahler's The Resurrection on August 6. Tickets G4 2006 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS are available at 1-800-265-8977 or Genre: Classical, Jazz Fri Jul 14 · Sun Aug 6 1-519-846-0331 or 1-800-265-8977 www -, passes available MOON OVER LANAUDIERE FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIERE Joliette, Quebec The Lanaudiere Festival is the largest classical music festival in Canada, enjoyed by more than 50,000 visitors each year. Lanaudiere is proud to have presented the likes of Cecilia Bartoli, Maxim Vengerov, Renata Scotto, Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Karita Mattila, Mstislav Rostropovich and so many others. Located in the city of Joliette, about thirty minutes from the eastern tip of the island of Montreal, its covered 2000 seat Amphitheatre is truly unique. The site takes the form of a shat low basin in a vale belted by hundred-year-old trees, where open-air symphonic concerts are transformed into truly exceptional musical and acoustical experiences. The 2006 season runs from July 8 to August 6, hosting super-stars such as pianists NicholasAngelich, Gabriela Montero, Alain Lefevre and Marc-Andre Hamelin, the legendary violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica, and the Zemlinsky Quartet, to name a few. Learn more about the Festival de Lanaudiere by visiting our web site at or by calling our ticket office at 1-800-561-4343. Genre: Classical Sat Jul 8 - Sun Aug 6 800-561-4343 www · FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND Parry Sound, Ontario The Festival of the Sound, in Parry Sound, Ontario, offers world-class chamber music and jazz in an inti- WWW. THEWHOLENOTE. COM mate setting on the shores of Georgian Bay. The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the festival's concerts, is renowned for its acoustics and is unrivaled in the north. friends." Groups and soloists can be seen in collaboration at the festival in exclusive and unique combinations. The Festival also offers a "Music from the Inside Out" program which is an opportunity for festival-goers to truly interact with the musicians and the music they play. It is comprised of a series of lectures, discussions and open rehearsals hosted by James Campbell, the Festival's artistic director, and other distinguished lecturers and musicians. Genre: Classical/Chamber, Jazz Fri Jul 21 · Sun Aug 13 1-866-364-0061 - FIESTA DEL SOL '06 A Celebration of Latin American Culture London, Ontario Fiesta del Sol is the lively new sister festival to Western Union Sunfest, which focuses specifically on the diverse culture of Latin America, highlighting the rich traditions of music, dance, visual arts, crafts and cuisine found throughout North, South & Central America, and the Caribbean. After a one year hiatus, this premier Latin celebration returns to London's beautiful Victoria Park on a new date this summer (August 25-27/06). Enjoy stellar performances featuring over 20 of Canada's most accomplished professional artists - and a selection of red-hot international headliners, too - ina full range of both popular and lesser known music and dance genres, including salsa, merengue, tango, flamenco, tropical rock, mariachi, Afro-Cuban, Andean, samba, and Latin jazz. Fiesta's guest ensembles appear on two main stages and several satellite stages, including the new Jazz Village. As well as spicy music and dance, Fiesta del Sol '06 will showcase over 100 food and craft vendors of the The Festival of the Sound is recognized for its tradition of bringing together wellknown internasame Latin American diversity. Hours: Fri.: 6:00 - 11 :00 pm Sat. & Sun.: Noon - 11 :00 pm. Admission is FREE (Donations gratefully accepted!). Genre: Latin American Fri Aug 25 ·Sun Aug 27 [519] 672-1522 www No admission charge tional musicians GRAND RIVER BAROQUE FESTIVAL for a "conversa- Ayr, Ontario tion among Come and enjoy two days of wonderful Baroque music just one hour west of Toronto. The venue is a beautiful rustic barn with startling acoustics under the artistic direction of Mr. Kevin Mallon. Works include Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks presented by the Aradia Ensemble, Summer Reeding by Musica Franca with guests James Mason and Kathy Halvorson on oboes, a picnic and lecture by Mr. Gordon Greene and music from Mozart with Carla Huhtanen and the Aradia Ensemble. This is music that will make you smile all summer. Audience members are invited to attend a reception following both evening concerts. Genre: Baroque Fri Jun 16 · Sat Jun 17 800-265-8977 Centre in the Square Box Office Kitchener for entire festival, - for individual events HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Huntsville, Ontario "One of the finest performing arts festivals in the Province. " The Huntsville Festival of the Arts for the past thirteen years has showcased top-notch local, national, and international artists. From its early focus on classical music at Deerhurst Resort, the Festival has grown and diversified to present artistic offerings in the fields of jazz, pop, choral, Celtic, country, orchestral, and classical music as well as theatre, written word, poetry, and the visual arts. 2006 will see a continuation of this successful schedule with the presentation of Quebec's renowned Les Violons Du Roy, exciting world music guitarist Jesse Cook, jazz/pop star Holly Cole, the smooth a cappella sounds of The Nylons, and Canada's popular country family The Wilkinsons. For the fourteenth straight season, Maestro Kerry Strat- J UN E 1 - ] UL Y 7 2006

ton will conduct an orchestra at the world cultures. Set in the historic and Festival, this year presenting a tribute to the music of Mozart, in this his 250th Anniversary season. Featured soloists on the program will be violin prodigy Jasper Wood and violist Joseph Tamir. Adding to the diversity will be comedy quartet The Frantics, boogiewoogie jazz pianist Micheal Kaeshammer, and Canadian aboriginal singer Susan Aglukark. Genre: Classical, Jazz, Choral & more Sat Jul 1 · Sun Jul 23 705· 789-4975 www. huntsvi llefestiv al. on. ca · KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FES­ TIVAL Kincardine, Ontario For fifteen years a unique combination of professional public evening concerts and daytime classes has made the Kincardine Summer Music Festival a prime destination for concert-goers as well as musicians of all ages and levels of proficiency from all over North America. One of the largest Music Festivals in Ontario, KSMF is an annual twoweek event. autorickshaw presents a world music concert. Jazz program Artistic Director Alex Dean, sax, welcomes the famous jazz drummer Joe LaBarbera, with Barry Elmes, Mike Malone, Dave McMurdo, Brian Dickinson, Pat Collins, Lome Lofsky, and Lisa Martinelli, plus Blues guitarist Rick Fines. Chamber Music Artists in Residence Arthur-LeBlanc String Quartet and Peter Allen are joined by guest artists Lafayette String Quartet and the N iagara Brass Quintet. The KSMF daytime classes offer eighteen excellent instrumental and vocal programs, from 5 to 7 days in length, for all ages, experience and abilities. The beautiful Lake Huron location, a welcoming community and the finest qua lity musical opportunities make this event unbeatable. Genre: Jazz, Blues, Chamber, Classical Aug 6 · 19 51 9-396-9716 or 866-453-9716 - MILL-RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Ca mbridge, Ontario Join us in celebrating traditional forms of folk music and dance from various J UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2006 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 stonemill overlooking the Grand River. This year's festival features both local and international performers, including Allison Lupton Band, Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews, Eddie Douglas, Failte, Flamenco Caravan, Galitcha, Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies, Mose Scarlet, and many more, including various dance groups. All events are within easy walking distance of each other within this attractive historic setting. For information regarding directions and accommodations, please contact Cambridge Tourism at or phone l-800-749-7560. Genre: Traditional Folk Fri Aug 4 · Sun Aug 6 519-621-7135 Free MONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVAL Old Montreal Montreal Baroque was an initiative of gambist and cellist Susie Napper (who received a Prix Opus as Personality of the Year by the Conseil Quebecois de la musique in 2002). Distinctive ly, this festival offers a variety of concerts performed by internationally renowned artists in unusual settings. Montreal Baroque's mandate is to produce and broadcast 17th- and 18th-century music performed on period instruments. Montreal Baroque 2006: "M" " M" celebrates two dazzling musicians born 350 and 250 years ago respectively : Marais and Mozart. Two destinies, two universes, two styles ... But one commitment to musical perfection! Both left an incomparable stylistic legacy characterized by e legant phrasing, rich harmonies, and a humour and lightness of spirit that are very attractive to our 2 1st-century ears. With over thirty shows including concerts, recitals, a parade, theatre, commedia dell' arte, conferences, masterclasses, a baroque fair, circus acts, and an opera fo r children, this year's edition is sure to be a unique event in Canada's cultural landscape' WWW. THEWHO LENOTE.COM brott festival concerts I june & july SUN. JUNE 11 I 7:30pm The Devil's Violin Lara St. John I violin St. Christopher's Anglican I Burlington Paganini I Violin Concerto No. 2 Haydn I "Farewell" Symphony. SUN. JUNE 25 I 7:30pm Magnificent Mozart Jessica Linnebach I violin St. Christopher's Anglican I Burlington Mozart I Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 Mozart I "Paris" and "Prague" Symphonies TUES. JULY 4 I 7:30pm Opera Goes to the Movies Patricia Roach I soprano Pamela MacDonald I mezzo-soprano John Tiranno I tenor John Fanning I baritone Alex Reynolds I host Dofasco Centre for the Arts The greatest opera arias used in film . Carmen I Gallipoli, Magnolia La Boheme I Moonstruck Don Giovanni I Don Juan de Marco Tales of Hoffmann I Life Is Beautiful FRI. JULY 7 I 7:30 pm Beethoven Piano Concerti Nos. 2, 3, 4 SAT. JULY 8 I 7:30 pm Piano Concerti Nos. 0, 1, 5 Anton Kuerti I piano Dofasco Centre for the Arts Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos. WED. JULY 12 I 7:30 pm Biegel Plays Billy Joel Jeffrey Biegel I piano Dofasco Centre for the Arts Joel I Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Canadian pre mie re !) Copland I Outdoor Overture Be rnstein I West Side Story Suite 905.525.7664 x.16 888.475. 9377 G5

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