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Volume 11 Issue 9 - June 2006

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In addition to Bach,

In addition to Bach, composers represented in this year's line-up include Biber, Dvorak, Haydn, Martinu, Mendelssohn, Schoenfeld, Shostakovich, and Ysaye. This year's composer is Richard Mascall. Once again there will be Saturday morning masterclasses and a Saturday pre-concert chat by Keith Homer of the CBC. Genre: Classical/Chamber Fri Sep 22 · Sun Sep 24 519-376-3517 , w/end pass TASA COMES TO TO JAZZ FEST TD CANADA TRUST TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL Toronto The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will be cookin' for 10 days this summer when it takes over the city from June 23 to July 2, 2006. Bringing all that jazz for the past two decades, the festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with more than 1,500 musicians performing over 350 concerts at more than 40 locations across the city. Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall is headquarters for the jazz festival and will host free workshops, daytime concerts and ticketed evening Mainstage performances featuring some of the most excitingjazz musicians around. Confirmed artists include Etta James, Dave Brubeck, Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, McCoy Tyner, Paquito D'Rivera, Molly Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Neville Brothers, Seu Jorge, YusefLateef, De La Soul, Divine Brown, Igor Butman, Mingus Big Band, and many more. For those who crave a little nightlife action, be sure to catch Late Night Jazz running until 4AM nightly. Genre: Jazz Fri Jun 23 · Sun Jul 2 416-928-2033 www Free to ; passes -0 TORONTO SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio A European style chamber music festival combining the talents of the Arriaga String Quartet from Belgium and some of our finest Canadian soloists and chamber music players, such as James Campbell, clarinet; Susan Hoeppner, flute ; James McKay, bassoon; Joel Quarrington, bass, and more. Expect surprise guests. Thematic progran1ming includes an evening of works by composers who were in exile, an evening devoted to the extraordinary musicianship of Richard Raymond and friends, and fmally an evening of music by Schubert. Many of these works are not usually heard during the winter concert season. "The musical desert known as Toronto in the summer gave birth to a welcome oasis last night, when the Toronto Summer Chamber Music Festival presented its debut concert on the stage of the CBC s Glenn Gould Studio. " - William Littler, The Toronto Star. Genre: Classical/Chamber Jul 4,5,7 416-205-5555 -30 per concert; .00 for the series TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Toronto, Uoff Edward Johnson Building The first annual Toronto Summer Music Festival celebrates its inaugural season under the theme in the Light of Mozart, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Under the artistic direction of Agnes Grossman, the monthlong festival brings together internationally renowned artists and top Canadian musicians to take part in over 20 events including concerts, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours. The festival concludes with four fully staged performances of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni conducted by Agnes Grossmann, featuring the National Youth Orchestra and Canada's best young singers. The festi val al so features Russell Braun, NEXUS, Richard Goode, Leipzig String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, Ian Swensen, Shauna Rolston, Gil Morgenstern, Mayumi Seiler, Joel Quarrington, Gryphon Trio, John Perry, Toronto Woodwind Quintet, Tokai String Quartet. Genre: Classical, Opera Jul 28-Aug 20 888-222-6608 www.tsmaf .ca / Concerts: / Opera 4 Pass (excl Gala) WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERTS AT THE BARN Campbellford, Ontario Westben Arts Festival Theatre celebrates its seventh season combining the best of music and nature in Concerts at The Barn located 90 minutes east of Toronto. This summer series begins on Canada Day with a Symphonic Birthday Bash commemorating a number of important birthdays: Westben's 7th, Campbell ford 's I OOth, Canada's 139th, and Mozart's 250th. We stben welcomes world class arti sts including pianist Andre La­ Plante, tenors Michael Burgess and Mark DuBois, the Emperor String Quartet, actors Tom McManus and Chick Reid, guitarist Robert Michaels, percussionist Anne-Julie Caron, the Joe Sealy Quartet, autorickshaw, the African Guitar Summit, and many more. The UBC Opera Ensemble returns with Gilbert& Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and the season continues with a salute to Broadway with Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber . Order a picnic and join any of the pre-concert chats on Gilbert & Sullivan 's HMS Pinafore, Wind Music of Mozart & Beethoven and Music in the Life of Marie Antoinette. Westben offers audiences an array of musical styles, from classical to Broadway and jazz to world music in its beautiful pastoral setting. J UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2006 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

Genre: Classical, jazz, musical theatre, world Sat July 1 - Sun Aug 6 877-883-5777 or 705-653-5508 www .westben .on .ca - WESTERN UNION SUNFEST '06: A Celebration of World Cultures London, Ontario . . a gem of a world music festival " - LI ROBBINS, WORLD MUSIC CRITIC, THE GLOBE & MAIL From July 6 - 9/06, come to beautiful, tree-lined Victoria Park in London, Ontario and experience Canada's premier celebration of professional music, dance, crafts and cuisine from around the world. Now in its 12th year of attracting more than 200,000 patrons, Western Union Sunfest '06 will feature over 30 outstanding international and national ensembles representing the diverse cultures of Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Americas (North, South and Central), Europe, the Middle East, and First Nations territories. This summer's lineup ranges from Konono No. 1 (Democratic Republic of Congo) to Horace X (U.K.), and from Niyaz (lran/U.S.) to CW (Brazil). Returning this summer is the popular Jazz Village Stage - where you' II be entertained by Canadian jazz luminaries like Phil Nimmons & Friends, and Roberto Ochipinti . Sunfest's rich musical offerings are complemented by more than 125 food and craft vendors of the same SUMMER FESTIVAL LISTINGS: JUNE 1 TO JULY 7 international quality and diversity. Hours: Thurs. & Fri. Night: 6-11 pm Sat., & Sun.: Noon - 11 pm. Admission is FREE (Donations gratefully accepted!). Western Union Sunfest was recently voted a Top 50 Festival by Festivals & Events Ontario. Genre: World Thu Jul 6 · Sun Jul 9 519-672-1522 No admission charge Bluewater Summer Playhouse 877-396-5722 Bluewater Summer Playhouse, 707 A Queen St., Kincardine. June 15 8:00: Memories of the Summer of Love, to July 1 $ 22 Blyth Festival 519-523-9300, 877-862-5984 Centre for the Arts, Blythe June 27 8:00: The Ballad of Stompin' Tom, Randy Hughson, to Aug 12 -. Brampton Folk Festival 647-233-3655 Gage Park, Four Corners, Brampton. June 15 7:00: Preview Concert. Free. 16 7:00: CD Release Concert. General Store. Free. 1712:00: Folk Festival Tanglefoot, Fiddlestep, Hey Stella & others to 11 pm. Free. Brott Music Festival 905-525· 7664 ex.11, 888-4 75-9377 St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington SC Canada Marine Discovery Centre, 57 Guise St., East Hamilton CM Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William St., Hamilton DC Liuna Station, 360 Hames St. N., Hamilton LS Christ's ChurchCathedral, 252 James St. N., Hamilton CC St. Paul's Presbyterian Church/Church of the Ascension/Centenary United Church DC Windermere House, Windermere ON, Lake Rosseau WH Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton AGH Hamilton Place, Studio Theatre, 1 Summer's Lane, Hamilton HP June 4 7:30: Goldberg Variations, Daniel Propper, piano - SC 11 7:30: The Devil's Violin, Lara St. John, violin - SC 24 8:45: Port Days Pops, National Academy Orchestra Free CM 25 7:30: Magnificent Mozart, Jessica Linnebach, violin - SC July 4 7:30: Opera Goes to the Movies, National Academy Orchestra & soloists - DC 7 7:30: A Rebel's Voice, Anton Kuerti, piano - DC Celebrate Toronto Street Festival 416-338-0338 events July 712:00: Yonge-St. Clair-Dundas-Eglinton· Lawrence Free Collingwood Music Festival 888-283-1712 New Life Brethren in Christ Church, 28 Tracey Lane and Hurontario, Collingwood June 2 7:00: Youth Concert. 10 2:00 Eric Nagler - 24 8:00: Barra Mac Neils Domaine Forget International Festival 418-452-3535, 888-336-7438 Fran~oys-Bernier Concert Hall, Saint lrenee, Charlevoix, Quebec June 16 4:00: Brass Masterclass concert Free 17 8:00: Brass Ensembles 23 8:30: Emmanuel Pahud et al. 24 8:30: Les Violons du Roy 28 8:30: Ensemble Zefiro 29 4:00: Woodwinds Masterclass concert Free 30 8:30: Jeffrey Khaner et al. $ 28 July 1 8:30: Jan Vogler & Louis Lortie 5 8:30: Denis Azabagic 7 8:30: I Musici et Kleztory Eastman School of Music 585-274-11 OD 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, N. Y. Kilbourn Hall KH Ciminelli Lounge Cl Howard Hanson Hall HH June 26 7:30: Dave Rivello Jazz Ensemble Free KH 28 7:30: Petar Kodzas, guitar Free KH 29 7:30: Eastman Trumpet Rising Stars Free KH 30 7:30: Eastman Kaleidoscope Orchestra Free KH July 1 4:00: Eastman Bass Day & Drum Set Day Free Rm 120 Main Bldg; 7:30: Paul Hoffman Free KH 5 7:30: Harold Danko Quartet Free KH 6 3:00: Summer Jazz Studies Combo Free KH; 7:30: Bob Sneider, Free KH. 711 :00: Middle School Band Adventure Free KH; 3:00: Summer Jazz Studies Big Band Free KH Festival Alexandria 613-525-4141, 514-484-9076 County Rd 45 (formerly Kenyon Concession II), Alexandria June 25 3:00: Choral Colours, Textures and Styles, Amaryllis Choir , July 2 3:00: Ouartet for the End of Time, Sherman Friedland, clarinet & others , Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 888-515-0515, 800-361-4595 Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place-des-Arts, 175 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal PA Metropolis, 59 St. Catherine St. E, Montreal M Spectrum, 318 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal. s Highlights June 28 8:00: BB King .50 PA 29 8:00: Dear Mr. Sinatra, John Pizzarelli Big Band .50-.50 PA 30 8:00: An Evening with Tony Bennett .50-9.50 PA; 8:30: Maceo Parker .50 M July 1 8:00: Etta James .50-.50 PA 3 8:00: Elvis Costello & the Imposters .50- .50 PA; 6:00 & 9:30: Jesse Cook M 5 8:00: Paul Simon .50-9.50 PA; 8:30: Amadou et Mariam .50 M; 10:00: Patricia Barber .50 S 7 8:00: Bonnie Raitt .50-.50 PA;8:30: The Roots .50 M Festival Orford 819-843-3981, 800-567 -6155 x244 Centre d'arts Orford Gilles-Lefebvre Hall, 3165 chemin du Pare, Orford PQ June 23 8:00: Opening Concert. Montreal Symphony Orchestra & others. - 25 8:00: Mozart Concert. Ludwig Semerjian, piano - 30 8:00: Beethoven & Debussy. Andre Laplante, piano; Brian Manker, cello - Grand River Baroque Festival 519-578-1570, 800-265-8977 Buehlow Barn, TWP Rd. 12, Ayr June 16 8:00: Handel's Water Music/Music for the Royal Fireworks, Aradia Ensemble & Kevin Mallon, director 17 2:30: Summer Reeding, Music Franca ; 5:00: Wearing Your Ears Backwards (lecture) + picnic ; 8:00: Mozart's 250th Birthday Concert, Aradia Ensemble, Carla Huhtanen Les FrancoFolies de Montreal 866-908-9090, 888-444-9114 Montreal Highlights June 13 9:00: Malajube .50, Metropolis 59 St. Catherine St. E. 15-16 8:30: Emilie Simon .50, Club Soda 1225 St. Laurent Blvd. Montreal Baroque Festival 514-845-7171, 800-845-7171 Call or see website for locations , 5 pass, some free events June 22 8:00: Marais le Magnifique; 10:00: Charles Daniels Song Book; 11 :30: Nighttime Concert: La Fiorenza 23 1 :00: Papageno et la IIOte enchantee; 2:00: Opera en Solo; 5:00: L'Operation de la taille; 8:00: La Viole angelique; 10:00: Cantates pour la Vierge; 11 :00: Nighttime concert: Solo Harpsichord. 24 1 :00: Papageno et la flute enchantee; 2:00: Opera a 4; 5:00: Virtuosite et improvisation; 8:00: Mozart Forte et Piano: Un Vent fort; 10:00: Mozart Forte et Piano: Pian'pian; 11 :00: Nighttime Concert: Les feux d'archetistes. 25 7:00am: Un Verre melancolie; 9:00am: Breakfast at the cafe with 3 recorders; 10:00: Finale du concours Etoiles Galaxie CBC 2006; G12 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM JUNE 1 - J ULY 7 2006

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