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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

18Is it a typical summer

18Is it a typical summer for you?The only typical thing about this summer is the fact that we arebusy from May to August almost constantly, just like the summerbefore and the year before that. .....How does music-making in the summer differ from the rest of theyear?The most amazing difference is that we are at festivals, wherewe can interact and collaborate with other artists and colleagues.Collaborations are always fun. We get to perform with the others,but also we get to spend time with our friends. This summerwill bring to us opportunities to work with Jeannette Koekkoek;the Arianna Quartet; the Hyperion Quartet; James Campbell, ourfavorite clarinetist; cellists Mihai Tetel, Csaba Onczay andMark Johnson; violist Atar Arad; accordionist Joseph Petric;harpist Caroline Leonardelli; and jazz saxophonist Jane Bunnettalong with amazing Brazilian composer and pianist Egberto Gismonti.What are you looking forward to the most?Aside from camping, all the collaborations and meetings withfriends has the most meaning for me. It is one of the few times inBLUEBRIDGEFESTIVAL6,7,8 June 20083 Days 20 EventsMusic, Poetry & SongSutton, Lake Simcoe,Ontario~www.bluebridgefestival.comTelephone 289.470.1099Presented by Ardeleana MusicBrenda Muller, Artiste DirectorTOWN OF @GEORGINAthe year when we can hang outwith our fellow musicianfriends, talk about music, swapstories, and share a meal and aglass of wine.Your most fond memory from aprevious summer?My head is full of images. Just togive you a few: Salzburg-afterplaying our concert at the castle,overlooking the city in the moonlightand hearing the sound fromthe Opera House of the MagicFlute ... SOCMI, Oakville-concerton the night of the blackoutin the Toronto area. We wereplaying Bartok 5 (the festivaldecided to go on with the concertregardless of the lack of powerand we performed outside withthe help offlashlights), and justat the end of 4th movement a batlanded on my music ... Columbia,Colonial Tovar Festival-weplayed with pianist JeremyMenuhin (son of Yehudi)- thebest Dvorak Quintet ever.WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMsome of the featured acts.416-504-DRUM (3786)www. mu htad idrumfest. cornMUSIC AT PORT MILFORDJui 19 -Aug 16 I Prince EdwardCounty, ON (Map D)Music at Port Milford summer festivaland music school, establishedin 1986, in historic Prince EdwardCounty, presents weekly performancesby students and faculty artists.This year's faculty will includethe Tokai Quartet and WindermereQuartet in addition to Marie Berard,Kathy Rapoport, Paul Widner, andconductors, Michael Newnham andGeorge Garrett Keast. MPM offersfour weeks of intensive chambermusic study for serious string students,ages 13- 18. Students, admittedcompetitively, work together withartist faculty mentors to produceweekly performances of chamber,orchestral and choral works.914-439-5039www.mpmcamp.orgMUSIC AT SHARONJun 1, 8, 15, & 22 I Sharon Temple,Sharon, ON (Map B)Stroll the idyllic grounds of the historicSharon Temple, then enjoygreat music- in a place quite closeto Toronto, that feels far away!Music at Sharon returns for the secondconsecutive summer, presentingfour concerts on Sunday afternoonsin June. Highlights includesoprano Suzie LeBlanc singingSongs of Earth and Heaven; aMessiaen centenary tribute; and thebrilliant Vancouver pianist Sara DavisBuechner, in recital. The seriesconcludes with the True North Brassin a program that showcases theunique architectural qualities of theSharon Temple. Concertgoers thatfinal day will enjoy a complimentaryglass of sparkling wine and refreshments.416-597-7840www.sharontemple.caNIAGARA INTERNATIONALCHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVALJui 21 -Aug 16 I Niagara region,ON (Map C)Niagara International ChamberMusic Festival (Music Niagara), inits tenth anniversary season, is theonly festival of its kind and scopein the Niagara Peninsula, with morethan forty concerts in venues thatreflect the uniqueness of the Niagararegion- world class wineries,historic churches and unrivalledlandscapes. From string quartets togreat pianists, from tango to jazz;wine, music and song- this festivalis unmatched in Ontario.Tickets: to , plus diningoptions.1-800-511-SHAW (7429)1-877-MUS-FEST (687-3378)www.niagaramusicfest.comORGAN FESTIVAL ON THE GRANDJuly 13 - 16 I Kitchener, Waterloo,and Guelph, ON (Map C)Come and celebrate imaginationadazzling showcase of musical artistry,excitement, enrichment anddiversity inspired by the pipe organ.This adventurous four-dayprogram is packed with a wide rangeof entertainments, concerts, workshops,and even worship opportunitiesdesigned to shed the stuffy,mysterious, and humourless imageof the wind-powered giants thatlive in our churches- they can alsodance and play in myriad coloursand moods. Featured performersinclude: David Briggs, Nota BeneOrchestra, DaCapo Chamber Choir,Jan Overduin, Willem Moolenbeek,Jonathan Oldengarm, Ryan Enright,Kirkland Adsett.519-748-8355www.festivalotg.caOTTAWA INTERNATIONALCHAMBER Music FESTIVALJui 25 - Aug 9 I Ottawa, ON(Map D)From July 25 to August 9, the OttawaChamber Music Societypresents the l 5th anniversary editionof the International ChamberMusic Festival. Chamberfest '08will feature over 110 concerts andover 250 internationally acclaimedmusicians. The 15th anniversary ofChamberfest is cause for extra celebration,and festival-goers will enjoya fantastic summer ofinnovative andexciting programming. This year'sheadliners include Isabel Bayrakdarian,Keller Quartet, Gryphon Trio,Shanghai Quartet, the St. LawrenceString Quartet, Quartetto Gelato, andLouis Lortie. Passes are CAD(adult) and CAD (student) andpermit listeners to attend most of theconcerts.613-234-8008www.chamberfest.comPRINCE EDWARD COUNTYJAZZ FESTIVALAug 14 - 17 I Regent Theatreand other venues, Prince EdwardCounty, ON (Map D)JUN E 1 - JULY72008

Where theworld's greatmus1c1ans• •come to playThe Prince Edward County JazzFestival is a fabulous four days ofpure, mainstream jazz featuringmany of Canada's premier musicians.This year Jim Galloway'sWee Big Band, the Sealy/Novotnyand Murley/Occhipinti duos, theRobi Botos Trio, paying tribute tothe great Oscar Peterson, and theremarkable Jackie Richardson, willbe playing the historic Regent Theatrein Picton. In addition to theheadline shows numerous satellitevenues around the County will beshowcasing some wonderful performers,such as the Canadian JazzQuartet, the John Sherwood Trio,the Russ Little Quintet and manyothers.PRINCE EDWARD COUNTYFamily Daytime Concerts: CanadianGuitar Quartet presents a delightfulselection of music at Books & Company.613-393-3798info@pecm usicfestival .cornwww.pecmusicfestival.comSTRATFORD SUMMER MUSICJui 21 -Aug 17 I Stratford, ON(Map C)Start with four weeks of great music.Add jazz each Friday and Saturdaynight and the return ofMeashaBrueggergosman, as well as BillRichardson & Friends. Free noonhourconcerts at the CTV Mu-sicBarge and four weeks of after-613-476-8416 ext. 28 theatre cabarets at The Churchinfo@pecjazz.orgwww.pecjazz.orgMUSIC FESTIVALSep 18 - 20 I Church of St. MaryMagdalene, Picton, ON (Map D)EC Music Festival welcomes composer-in-residenceA!exinaLouie, oneof Canada's most often performedcomposers, recipient of manyawards and honours that includesComposer of the Year and a Junoaward for Best Classical Composition.Featured artists are StephaneLemelin, artistic director and pianist;AndreMoisan,clarinettist; TanyaProchazka, cellist; the PendereckiString Quartet, an internationally celebratedchamber ensemble; JeremyBell, violin; Simon Fryer, cello; JerzyKaplanek, violin; and Christine Vlajk,viola; and the Canadian Guitar Quartet.Philip Candelaria, DenisDonegani, Patrick Roux and LouisTrepanier form this exciting quartet.Restaurant. Throughout the festivalat City Hall is Forty-PartMotet, the sublime music/art installationblending 16th centurychoral music with 21 st century technology.Sesame Street's Bob Mc­Grath delivers events for youngpeople (of all ages). Three concertsby the organists and choristers ofSt. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh;L' Orchestre de la francophonie canadienne;and an Opera Gala. Yes,music does make it worth a visit toStratford!1-800-567-1600www.stratfordsummermusic.caSWEETWATER Music WEEKENDSep 19 - 21 I Meaford andOwen Sound, ON (Map C)This magical classical chamber musicevent occurs on September 19,20 and 21 in Meaford (at the historicLeith Church) and Owen Sound(at the Division Street UnitedTafelmusik I Fest ival Chamber Orchestra I Trinity CollegeChoir, Cambridge I Gryphon Trio plays Beethoven CycleI Carmina Burana I Carnival of the Animals I Piano Gala IPenderecki String Quartet I New Zealand String QuartetI The Virtuoso Violin I Winds on the Water aboard M .V.Chippewa III I Happy Birthday Gene DiNovi cabaret I JazzCanada Weekend: Peter Appleyard, Phil Nimmons, GuidoBasso I Swing! Swing! Swing! I Music From the Inside Outinterviews & talks I Opera Without Words I Moshe HammerI Rian de Waal I Gala Dinner and Concert at the Inn atManitou I A Night of Grand Opera I Strings Across the Sky IIn-house composer Gary Ku Iesha I Brandenburg ConcertosI July Canada Day cruise: Shores of Newfoundland I CelticHarp aboard the Island Queen I and much, much more!FESTIVALOFTHESOUNDJULY 18 - AUGUST IO, 2008J UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2008 WWW. TH EWH OLENOTE. COM 19

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