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Volume 15 Issue 10 - July/August 2010

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F O R O P E N E R SSummer Comings and GoingsMUSIC IN THE SUMMER isn’t like musicduring the rest of the year. In July and August,“regular” concerts in “normal” places give wayto a different kind of musical world.Jazz always makes a big splash in thesummer months – and in the spirit of the season,we’ve put jazz vocalist Alex Pangman onour front cover. Her “retro” approach to musicmakes her a unique musical figure – and whenyou read about the struggles she’s gone through just to keep singing,you’re sure to be deeply impressed with her courage and commitmentto her art.And there are other things that make the season unique. There’snot a lot of choral music happening (as Ben Stein notes in his “ChoralScene” column), but community bands come to the fore (as Jack Mac-Quarrie points out in “Bandstand”), with performances in parks andparades. Summer is also traditionally a season for bees and musicaltheatre, and WholeNote publisher David Perlman comments, in his“Publisher’s Perch,” on both.Most importantly, summer is the season for festivals of all kinds.Some are weekend events, with just a few performances; others aremajor enterprises, with dozens of concerts spread over several weeks.Many festivals take place in pretty, small-town settings, such as Elora,Parry Sound, Stratford, Niagara-on-the-Lake – the list goes on andon. Others, however, are urban affairs.Here in Toronto, we enjoy a variety of summer-specific programming:two big jazz blowouts (Downtown and in the Beaches), variouskinds of world musics at Harbourfront and elsewhere – and even aclassical festival. I say “even” because establishing a summer presencefor classical music in Toronto has not been an easy task. Severalothers tried before Agnes Grossmann launched her TorontoSummer Music Academy and Festival, five years ago. This seasonwill be her last: she’s stepping down at the end of the season, to besucceeded as artistic director by violist Douglas McNabney. Grossmannhas given Toronto a gift of lasting value, and will be missed!Of course, the Ontario city that first springs to mind, wheresummer music festivals are concerned, is Ottawa. Always a musicallylively place in the summer, thanks to the Ottawa InternationalChamber Music Festival (with its 100-plus concerts), the nation’scapital is about to become even livelier.A major chamber festival, called Music and Beyond, will makeits debut (July 5 – 14), in Ottawa shortly before the Ottawa InternationalFestival launches its own 17th season on July 24. Intriguingly,Music and Beyond is headed by Julian Armour, the cellistwho founded the OICMF – and built it into the largest chamberfestival in the world, before he parted ways with his own creation,three years ago. News of this initiative reached The WholeNote toolate to include details of the festival’s programming in our listings –but a visit to will reveal all.Speaking of our listings, this month’s magazine is fairly burstingwith them. You’ll find about 800 events listed in our magazinethis month: a cornucopia of music offerings throughout the province,and beyond.Colin Eatock, managing editorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLuME 15 NO 10 | JuLY 1 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPhONE 416-323-2232FAx 416-603-4791SWITChBOARD & GENERAL INQuIRIES Ext 21Chairman of the BoardAllan PulkerPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEditorial Assistant | Nick Tortiwmieditor@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comProduction Liaison/Retail & Classified/Educational AdvertisingJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comConcert ListingsColin Eatock | listings@thewholenote.comJazz ListingsOri Dagan | jazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comProduction ManagerPeter hobbs | production@thewholenote.comThANKS TOThIS MONTh’SCONTRIBuTORSBeat By BeatBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieChORAL | Benjamin SteinEARLY MuSIC | Simone DesiletsJAzz | Jim Galloway, Ori DaganNEW MuSIC | Jason van EykOPERA | Christopher hoileORChESTRA & ChAMBER | Colin EatockWORLD MuSIC | Karen AgesMuSICAL LIFE | mJ buellBOOKShELF | Pamela MarglesFeaturesOri DaganCD ReviewersLarry Beckwith, Geoff Chapman,Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway, Janos Gardonyi,Richard haskell, Tiina Kiik, Pamela Margles,Alison Melville, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Andrew Timar,Robert Tomas, Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingSimone Desilets, Karen AgesListingsColin Eatock, Felix Deak, Richardhaskell, Ori DaganLayout & DesignVerity hobbs, Brian Cartwright, uno RamatSuBSCRIPTIONS per year + GST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Sunday August 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Monday August 16Advertising Materials Due6pm Wednesday August 18Publication DateTuesday August 31Next issue is Volume 16 No 1, coveringSeptember 1 – October 7, 2010WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementJune 2010: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WhOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503-720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGhT © 2010 WhOLENOTE MEDIA, INC6 ThEWhOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010

O N L I N EWholeNoteOn the RoadSUMMER IS thetime for musiciansto hit the road. Andwith so many festivalshappening inJuly and August, it’ssometimes hard tokeep track of whereyour favourite artistsare going to popup next.“On the Road” isThe WholeNote’s answer to this problem. Inthe Directories section of our website (, you’ll find profiles, weblinks and summer schedules for some of thebusiest musicians in the province.Included in On the Road are instrumentalmusicians, chamber ensembles, classical singersand jazz vocalists. We’ll be adding moreartists throughout the summer, so look fornew On the Road profiles online in July andAugust.On our website, you can also read summerfestival profiles in our “Green Pages” directory,and daily festival listings for Ontarioand beyond.“You’ll cheer in Your seats!”– Toronto StarPhoto: Chris CallisON STAGE NOW! • (416) 644-3665Groups of 8+ Save: (416) 644-3666Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Streett h e l i n c o l n c e n t e r t h e a t e r p r o d u c t i o n o fr o d g e r s & H a m m e r s t e i n ’ sPRESENTED BY& MAJOR LOCAL SPONSORSTHURSDAY, AUG. 19ELLIS MARSALISFRIDAY, AUG. 20GUIDO BASSO presents“BOSSA BRAZIL”with LUANDA JONESSATURDAY, AUG. 21RANEE LEE QUARTET “DARK DIVAS”SUNDAY, AUG. 22LORRAINE DESMARAIS TRIOCall the Regent box office at 613-476-8416www.pecjazz.orgTICKETS from !INCLUDES ALL taxes & service chargesAugust 12 – September • (416) 644-3665145 Queen Street WestGroups of 12+ Save: (416) 644-3666Photo: Joan Marcus, 2008 Broadway CastJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 ThEWhOLENOTE.COM 7

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