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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

www.brottmusic.com905-525-SONG or 888-475-9377CANADIAN GUITAR FESTIVALJui 17 - 20 I LoughboroughLake, Kingston, ON (Map D)Set on our very own campgroundon Loughborough Lake, only 8 kmnorth of Kingston, the CanadianGuitar Festival presents world classguitarists of both Canadian and internationalfame under our big-toptent. We celebrate our 5th seasonthis summer on the 40th anniversaryof 'Classical Gas' with ourvery special guest Mason Williams.Our evening concert schedule runsduring the first three days and weconclude the festival with the 5thAnnual Canadian Fingerstyle GuitarCompetition. Day, weekend orcamping passes are availablethrough www.ticketweb.ca. Swimming,children's playground andgreat food available.613-544-2267info@canadianguitarfestival.comwww.canadianguitarfestival. comCITY OF TORONTO HISTORIC MUSEUMS-Music in the OrchardJun 1, 8 & 15 I Spadina Museum,Toronto, ON (Map B)Spadina Museum: Historic Houseand Gardens (285 Spadina Road,beside Casa Loma) hosts its annualfree concert series in its verdantspring gardens. Featured artists thisyear are the Elspeth Poole Quintet(June 1, 1 :30-2:30 pm) performinga program of Mozart and Brahms;the Taffanel Wind Trio (June 8,l :30-2:30 pm) performing an enchantingprogram of classical music;and VentElation (June 15, 1 :30-2:30 pm), a Toronto-based windoctetperforming works from thelate l 8th and early l 9th centuries.-Strawberry FestivalJun 24 I Spadina Museum,Toronto, ON (Map B)Strawberry shortcake never tastedso good. Fun family activities includingpainting, outdoor sculpture, origami,stilt walking, cookie decorating,jamand ice-cream making, andlive music from flutists Dani Campbell,Susan Williams and Faith Alspector., plus refreshments, includestour of the century-old mansion.416-392-6910www.toronto.ca/museu msCOLLINGWOOD Music FESTIVALThe New Life Brethren in ChristChurch, Collingwood, ON(Map C)Collingwood Music Festival's ninthyear includes Anton Kuerti (June21); Toronto Mendelssohn Choir(July 5); Etsuko Kimura, violin andpiano (July 1 O); Evergreen Club IndonesianGamel an Ensemble (July11 ); Triple Forte, violin, cello and piano(July 18); Yegor Dyachkov, celloand piano (July 19); Barra Mac­Neils (July 23); Nagata Shachu JapaneseDrumming Ensemble (July31); Richard Raymond, pianist (Augustl); NEXUS (August 9); ArloGuthrie (October 28); Mark DuBois(January 10, 2009). Our air-conditioned,comfortable and acousticallysuperior venue will make yourconcert experience one to remember.Tickets are available on line.1-888-283-1712www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comCOLOURS OF MusicSep 26 - Oct 5 I Barrie, ON(Map A)Colours ofMusic- 28 performancesheld noon, 2:30 pm and 8:00 pmmost days, held in churches throughoutBarrie - choirs, orchestras,quartets, pianists from across Can-JUNE 1 - J ULY 7 2008WWW.THEWHOLENOTE,COM

August 10-16I will beattendingSimonShaheen'sArabic MusicRetreat inSouth Hadley,Massachussetts.Is it a typicalsummer foryou?Every summeris differentbecauseI usuallyplay atdifferentfestivalseach yearand thereforeI'm in differentparts ofthe country.And this isthe first timeI am bringinginternationalguest artistswith me on part of my tour.How does music-making in the summer differ from the rest of theyear?During the year, things are also very unpredictable from one yearto the next. I'm involved in so many different and varied projectsthat it always keeps things very interesting. During the year, Ialso have to take my children's schedules into account. My oldestchild (my daughter) is in school, so just having that schedulekeeps us busy-my husband and I have to work around that schedule.What are you lookingforward to the most?I most look forward to bringing our guests from Egypt. They aresuch amazing players and such lovely people. It's going to begreat to have them here with us.Your most fond memory from a previous summer?One great thing about the summer season is that I get to see/playwith people who I don't get to see that often, whether they alsolive in Toronto-or on the other side of the country-or the world.It 's usually in nice environments, at the festivals, etc. and thenice weather just makes things even better.Pius Cheung, marimba playerWhat are you doing this summer?This summer, I have several concert tours. One to Europe earlierin the summer. And then to South America. In between, there issome time, not a lot, for me to compose and work on some unfinishedcompositions of mine. And also because I publish my ownmusic, I have to edit the print copies of my pieces for the printerand then publish. And of course, I am most enthusiastic aboutStratford Summer Music. It is an honour to perform in my homecountry of Canada.Is it a typical summer for you?Somewhat. As my career develops, more and more concertscome by. And I am very happy about that.CONTINUES ON PAGE 1614 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE, COMada and around the world. Belgium'sArriaga String Quartet serves asthis year's Quartet-In-Residence,performing concerts with clarinetistJames Campbell, Italian pianistGabriele Baldocci and the PendereckiString Quartet. The ElmerIseler Singers with True North Brasscelebrate the music of Howard Cable.CBCs Rick Phillips narratesProkofiev's Peter & the Wolf withpianist Jason Cutmore and organistDaniel Sullivan. Prize-winningPrimus Mens Choir and AmabileBoys Choir.705-725-1070www.coloursofmusic.caDOWNTOWN 0AKVILLEJA7.Z FESTIVALAug 7 - 10 I Downtown Oakville,ON(MapB)Small Town Charm, Big Time Jazz!Celebrating its J 6th year, the 2008Downtown Oakville Jazz Festivalwill begin with a ticketed performanceat the Oakville Centre for thePerforming Arts on Thursday, August7. Moving into the weekend, theevent will play host to a variety oftalented jazz musicians, a number ofwhom are world renowned. Experiencea touch of Bourbon Streetright here in downtown Oakville withthree large outdoor stages and apatio on every corner. Come andenjoy these four days of great jazzpaired with incredible shopping, andfantastic summer dining!905-844-4520www.oakvillejazz.comELORA FESTIVALJui 11 - Aug 3 I Gambrel Barnand various churches, Elora, ON(Map C)The 2008 Elora Festival is Bringingthe World of Music to Elora.The 29th season begins with Handel's Solomon, and we are thrilledto welcome Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.The Classical Series includes AndreLaplante, Destino, and the ChoirofTrinity College Cambridge. TheJazz and Popular series hosts RonSexsmith, Black Umfolosi, Hot Fusion,and Taiko! The Chamber Seriesincludes a Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTrilogy, and six other performanceswith works from Bach to Scarlatti.The Starlight Series presents theDivas of Jazz, and the Elora FestivalSingers round out the seasonwith their Choral Series.519-846-0331 or 1-888-747-7550www.elorafestival.comfuTIVAL DE WAUDIEREJui 5 - Aug 3 I Joliette, QC(Map D)A short drive from Montreal, theFestival de Lanaudiere is one ofthe most highly regarded classicalmusic festivals in North America.The Festival is mainly dedicated toclassical music (large-scale symphonicand choral works, intimatechamber music, recitals) and bringstogether some of the greatest artiststhe world has to offer. TheAmphitheatre is an exceptional facilitywhich can seat 2,000 spectatorsin sheltered comfort, while thelawn can accommodate an additional6,000 out under the stars. To receivethe season brochure contact the Festival:1-

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