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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

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16How does musicmakingin thesummer differfrom the rest of theyear?Well, every concertis differentalready, no mattersummer or regularseason. I thinkof a performanceas a living entitythat is a product ofcommunicationbetween artist andaudience. Therefore,in that sense,no concert is thesame. But perhapsin the summer,people are morerelaxed from thePius Cheungweather and have less work, so they have more time for art andmusic . The atmosphere tends to be warm and friendly. Whichmakes for a good chance for artists to have a musical dialoguewith the audience .What are you looking forward to the most?Spending time with my family and dogs in Vancouver. I live inMichigan now, so I rarely get to go back to Vancouver much.Your most fond memory from a previous summer?Many summer music festivals I participated in when I was astudent allowed a free dialogue and the exchange of artistic, musical,and human ideas. I love sharing with others, and feelingthat energy a person feeds back to me as a reaction of my ownmusical excitement.Jerzy Kaplanek, violinist, Penderecki String QuartetWhat are you doing this summer?Teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University, on an academic timetable.In my mind our summer season begins once we are donewith the winter term. So the summer excitement began during theVictoria Day weekend, when the quartet performed an all-Polishprogram at Symphony Space in NYC. (It was satisfying playingfor such an appreciative audience!) Next? Quartetfest (May 20 toJune 6), our own annual festival, an intensive three-week programfor musicians with serious chamber music interests, takesplace at our home, Wilfrid Laurier University. This year's guestinstructors are the Arianna, Hyperion, and Silver Birch quartets,and Italian pianist Jeannette Koekkoek. The students: four quartetsand two piano trios, and the Herzog/McEvoy Piano Trio,recipients of the Penderecki String Quartet Chamber Music Prize.On June 7, the Quartet is taking part in the soundaXis Festivalin Toronto, performing works by Italian composers Piacentini,Gentile as well as polish works by Penderecki and Panufnik.Then on June 8, we perform at the Art of Jazz festival with JaneBunnett and Egberto Gismonti. Then we head south of the border... to the Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, IndianaUniversity Summer Festival in Bloomington, Festival de Musicade Camara in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Of course, we arepleased to be part of our favourite Canadian festivals: Festival ofthe Sound in Parry Sound and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival!The quartet is also returning to the 20th anniversary of theSouthern Ontario Chamber Music Institute in Oakville, a festivalthat means a lot to us.The quartet's summer activities end on August 23 in a verymagical setting of a charming and historic church in Leith, Ontario.CONTINUES ON PAGE 18WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMTrouble (July 7, 22 and August 4):pianist Melissa Stephens attempts tomediate a musical debate betweentwo genres, Opera and Broadway.Everyone wins, especially the audience,as the musicians discover theyhave much more in common thanthey thought. Under the Influence(July 11, 21 and August 5) bringstogether flautist Tom Regina, pianistand singer Lauren Mcinnes andharpist Dawna Coleman for a delightfulevening of music that willleave you spellbound. At the NorthernLights Performing Arts Pavilionin Haliburton.705-457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caHUNTSVILLE FESTIVALOF THE ARTSJui 3 - Aug 28 I Algonquin Theatre,Huntsville, ON (Map A)The Huntsville Festival is a yearroundcelebration of the performingarts with a major emphasis inthe summer months of July andAugust. The 2008 Festival featuresnational and international artistsincluding Jim Cuddy, Jesse Cook,John McDermott, Michelle Wright,pop icon Hawksley Workman andhumanitarian Stephen Lewis,among others. A Jazz Festival isheld from July 30 to August 3.During July there are additional freeevents throughout the community.Tickets range from to withyouth pricing. Tickets availableonline or through the theatre boxoffice. Performances take place atthe Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca705-789-4975INDIAN RIVER FESTIVALJui 4 - Aug 24 I St. Mary sChurch, Indian River, PEIn the summer of 2007, the Globeand Mail recognized the Indian RiverFestival for having the "best co 1-lection of musicians of any smallfestival in the country." Under theguidance of artistic director RobertKortgaard, this 2008 season is nodifferent with an array of superbartists from contrasting musicalgenres. Such artists include sopranoMary Lou Fallis; a cappella ensembleCantabile - The London Quartet;singer and song writer DawnLangstroth; and renowned classicalviolinist Susanne Hou. Held inthe historic St. Mary's Church,come experience this musical treasurein the heart of rural Prince EdwardIsland.1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733www.indianriverfestival.comKINCARDINE SUMMERMUSIC FESTIVALAug 3 - 16 I Kincardine, ON(Map C)The renowned Kincardine SummerMusic Festival Concert Series runsAugust 2 to 16.Jazz concerts feature the greatCarol Weisman, Heather Bambrick,Alex Dean, and more!Blues concerts spotlight RickFines, guitar; Suzie Vinnick, vocals;and Carlos Del Junco, harmonica.Classical concerts star NEXUS;Peter Allen, piano; Foothills BrassQuintet and the Montreal StringQuartet, plus the KSMF SymphonyOrchestra and Wind Ensemble, conductedby Matthew Jones and NigelEvans. August 2: special concertby Caledon, Scotland's Three Tenors.In addition, the Kincardine SummerMusic Festival offers 22 musiceducation programs over the twoweekfestival, for all ages and abilities.519-396-9716www.ksmf.caLIVE FROM THE RocKFOLK FESTIVAL '08:FOLK RENDEZVOUSAug 8 - 10 I Red Rock, ON(NE of Thunder Bay)The north shore of Lake Superior isthe place to be the second weekendin August, for the 6th annual "LiveFrom the Rock" Folk Festival. RedRock, Ontario is I OOK east of ThunderBay, nestled along the lakeshoreabout 10 minutes off the TransCanadahighway. The 50th anniversaryreunion for the Nipigon Red RockDistrict High School is planned forthe three days preceding the festival.The on-site festival campgroundopens at noon on Thursday August7; music begins on three stages at11 am on Friday morning and doesn'tstop till the sun goes down on SundayAugust 10. You can travel to thefestival by boat and dock at the RedRock marina, or come by land.With food booths; artisans; theMusic and More tent; a familystage; and four music stages- theonly thing lacking will be the timeto take everything in. At the LiveFrom the Rock Folk Festival you'llfind singer-songwriters, world music,folk, alt country, blues, celtic,bluegrass and more.The entire lineup with links tothe artists' sites can be found, or visit] UNE 1 - ] ULY 7 2008

the Live From the Rock page onmyspace. Participate in a songwriter'sworkshop, sign up to play onthe open stage, jam around thecampfire or just soak up the sunand the music at the 6th annual LiveFrom the Rock Folk Festival in RedRock, Ontario.www.livefromtherock.comMARKHAM VILLAGE MUSICFESTIVALJun 20 - 21 I Markham Village,ON (Map B)From rock & roll to classical, countryto world, jazz to Bollywood;you'll find a sound to please yourears at the 30th annual MarkhamVillage Music Festival. Friday, wehave three powerhouse bands gracingour top three stages: ProjectPhoenix, Brian Rose and the LittleBig Band and Too Drunk Too Fish!Over 50 acts, 200+ entertainers.You'll also find great crafts and artproduced by local and internationalartists and artisans, from paintingsand sculptures to flower potsand jewellery, there are many newartistic delights for your enjoyment.And then there's the food. Sevendorsand events for folk musiciansand singers from the public to participateare also part of the festival.All audience areas provide seatingand some are shaded by tents. Thefestival will go on rain or shine.519-621-7135www.millracefolksociety.comMONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVALJun 20 - 23 I Old Montreal, QC(Map D)Sirop Soie Safran/ Syrup Silk Saffron!From the enchanting East tothe worldly West, early music fromaround the world will come alive inthe gardens, streets, tours, chapels,warehouses and circuses of OldMontreal! Discover Baroque musicand star-studded performersfrom China, India, Haiti, Italy, Germany,France, Quebec and NovaScotia. Add a l 9th century Klezmerband with their dance-mistressand Dan Taylor singing Bach andit's a rendez-vous not to be missed!1-514-845-71711-866-845-7171www.montrealbaroque.comMUHTADI INTERNATIONALteen restaurants and a dozen street DRUMMING FESTIVALvendors, more than enough variety Jun 7 _ 8 I Queens Park, Toronformost palates. to, ON (Map B)905-472-2022 The 9th Annual Muhtadi Internawww.markham-festival.orgMILL RACE FESTIVAL OFTRADITIONAL FoLK MusicAug 1 - 3 I Old Galt downtown,Cambridge, ON (Map C)The 16th annual Mill Race Festivalof Traditional Folk Music is afree event taking place on four stagesin the old Galt downtown area ofCambridge, Ontario over the CivicHolidayweekend,August 1, 2 & 3.Traditional forms of folk music anddance are presented by many professionallocal and internationalperformers and groups. A children'sstage and activity area, craft ventionalDrumming Festival is a twodayevent that celebrates the drumas a global symbol of cultural unity.This free percussion-basedevent is the largest of its kind inCanada, offering over 30 live performancesthat represent more thana dozen different world cultures,as well as drumming workshops forall tastes and experience levels. Thisyear, the sounds of a Caribbeancarnival will come to Toronto, withthe melodic steel pan at the heartof the festival's program. Afro-Pan,Pan Fantasy, Hameed Shaqq thePan Piper, Silhouettes Steel Orchestra,and Toronto All-Stars areg ml0 ~;-,"'\~ Canadai Trusto r2~ TORONTO0O ~JAZZF E s , 1 v A L AT000000000000000000000000000000000000June 23 8:00pmMARCUS NANCEJune 24 8:00pmBILL CHARLAP &SANDY STEWARTJune 25 8:00pmJUDITH LANDER &PHILIPPE NOIREAUTJune 26 8:00pmJUDITH LANDER &PHILIPPE NOIREAUTJune 27 8:00 pm11 11PATTI WITH AN &PATTY WITH A 11 Y 11June 28 8:00pmLOUISE PITRE &JOHN ALCORNTHE OLD MILL21 Old Mill Road(416) 870-8000 Tickets(416) 236-2641 DinnerJ UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2008 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 17

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