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Volume 17 Issue 9 - June 2012

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Green Pages 2012theWholeNote 2012 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDEWinona Zelenka and the Penderecki StringQuartet. Also featured will be Baroque Musicby the Grange, and dancers from Opera Atelierperforming music and dance from the EnglishBaroque, flutist Susan Hoeppner, percussionistBeverley Johnston and fiddler AnneLindsay. Festival highlights include three newStephanie Martin compositions commissionedby Colours of Music, including one to be performedby the Gallery Choir of the Church ofSaint Mary Magdalene.705-726-1181www.coloursofmusic.caLE Domaine ForgetInternational Festival!!June 16 to September 25 Rang Saint-Antoine,C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, QCThis summer, Le Domaine Forget InternationalFestival welcomes famous artists includingLes Violons du Roy, the Orchestre symphoniquede Québec, the Borodin Quartet, theLondon Haydn Quartet, flutist EmmanuelPahud, cellist Lynn Harrell, the charismaticJohn Pizzarelli Quartet, jazzman Oliver Jonesand legendary vocal ensemble the ManhattanTransfer.The festival will honour various composersin 2012, including Debussy (his 150th anniversary),Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. 75events will take place this summer: 25 classicalconcerts, one evening of dance, four jazz concertsand 13 musical brunches. Additionally,numerous free activities will be featured, including20 masterclasses and 12 concerts bythe International Music and Dance Academystudents. Experience music’s grandeur!418-452-3535 or 1-888-DFORGETwww.domaineforget.comElora Festival!!July 13 to August 5Elora, ONThe Elora Festival opens the 2012 season withMendelssohn’s epic Elijah, with British bassPeter Savidge in the title role. Other featuredperformers include Peter Appleyard, JohnMcDermott, the Barra MacNeils, the ViennaPiano Trio, New York Polyphony and theduo piano artistry of James Anagnoson andLeslie Kinton. The festival will feature our ownGrammy nominated Elora Festival Singers inten performances this year, including concertsfeaturing the music of Francis Poulenc, EricWhitacre and Benjamin Britten. The FestivalSingers will also take part in “A Summer’sEvening on Broadway” and the final performanceof the 2012 festival, “An Afternoon withBen Heppner.”519-846-0331 or 888-747-7550www.elorafestival.comFestival of the Sound!!July 18 to August 12Parry Sound, ONThe Festival of the Sound welcomes visitorsto Canada’s premier summer classical chambermusic festival on the shores of beautifulGeorgian Bay. This year we celebrate our tenthfestival in the Charles W. Stockey Centre forthe Performing Arts. 25 days of almost nonstopmusic-making fill this happy anniversary,starting with five days specifically designed toshowcase the incredible acoustics and warmambiance of this world-class concert hall. Thefestival’s main performance venue is locatedright on the Parry Sound waterfront, marryingbeautiful music and a spectacular setting.1-866-364-0061www.festivalofthesound.caGoderich Celtic RootsFestival and College!!August 10 to August 12Lions’ Harbour Park, Goderich, ONThe Celtic Roots Festival is an annual celebrationof all things Celtic! Fiddle tunes drive thefeet while songs touch the heart. Enjoy thebest of the Celtic world and world-famoussunsets, all in beautiful Lions’ Harbour overlookingLake Huron. Enjoy fresh local food,a children’s area and over 60 hours of musicon five stages. Day and weekend passes areavailable. Also be sure to check out our CelticCollege and Celtic Kids Day Camp – experiencethe best of Celtic culture for all ages!519-524-8221www.celticfestival.caHighlands Opera Studio!!August 2 to August 30Haliburton, ONEach August, young opera professionalsfrom across Canada and beyond gather inHaliburton for an intensive four weeks oftraining in aspects of the art. Under co-artisticdirectors Richard Margison and ValerieKuinka as well as many seasoned professionals,the participants attend classes, receive oneon one mentoring and participate in publicperformances. The presentations includemasterclasses and excerpts concerts, one ofwhich will be presented on an outdoor stage atthe Bone Lake Amphitheatre in the HaliburtonForest and Wildlife Reserve. This year theensemble will also present La Tragedie deCarmen by Peter Brook and Mozart’s TheMagic Flute.705-457-9933www.highlandsoperastudio.comHuntsville Festival of the Arts!!July 4 to August 2137 Main St. E., Huntsville, ONThe Huntsville Festival of the Arts is a yearroundcelebration of the performing arts withan emphasis in the summer months of Julyand August. 2012 celebrates the festival’s 20thseason and will once again feature an eclecticlineup including iconic Canadian roots/rockerJim Cuddy, jazz phenom Nikki Yanovsky,Chantal Kreviazuk, country superstar GeorgeCanyon, “The Phantom” Colm Wilkinson,singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, CBCcelebrity Jian Ghomeshi and jazz singer MollyJohnson among many others. On July 14 afull evening of activities will take place inthe downtown core featuring buskers, streetperformers and the festival’s second annualNuit Blanche North.705-789-4975www.huntsvillefestival.on.caJazz in July Summer Music!!July 9 to July 20Amherst, MA, USAJazz in July is a concentrated two-week programallowing participants to study jazzimprovisation with some of the nation’s bestjazz educators and artists. Located on the scenicUMass Amherst campus, Jazz in July offersjazz vocalists and instrumentalists a courseof study that is challenging and enriching.The Jazz in July program involves one-ononesessions, group clinics, jazz theory andimprovisation training, ensemble coaching,jam sessions, style explorations, combined lecturesand public performances by participantsand faculty members alike. For a full list ofperformances, please see our website closerto the end of June.416-545-3530www.jazzinjuly.comJVL Summer School forPerforming Arts “Music in theSummer” International Festival!!July 5 to July 15North Bay, ONThe JVL Summer School for Performing Artsshowcases young and aspiring musiciansparticipating in its unique course. The courseoffers its participants a wonderful opportunityto combine their intensive music studiesand concert performances with recreationalactivities. The JVL SSPA is committed to theartistic development of young musicians ofall ages by providing students with intensive,highly professional training under the tutelageof a distinguished faculty. Concerts take placein North Bay. For a full list of performances,please see our website closer to the end of June.416-735-7499 or 905-882-7499www.MusicinSummer.comKincardine SummerMusic Festival!!August 5 to August 18Kincardine, ONNow in its 21st year, this professional concertseries features jazz, blues, classical, world andchamber music.Perfomers for August 5 to 10: DenzalSinclaire, Sophia Perlman with AdreanFarrugia and Jason Hunter, Al Kay with theJazz.FM91 Youth Big Band, Robin Banks, theAntler River Project and the KSMF Jazz All-Stars (Jules Estrin, Amy Peck, Brian O’Kane,Earl MacDonald, Mike Downes, Geoff Young,Joel Haynes).Performers for August 12 to 17: EnsembleVivant piano trio, Marc Djokic, Katie Gleiser,Caroline Leonardelli with Matthew Larkin,50

Brass Roots, Jasmine Schnarr and ThomasBeard.Sundays to Fridays enjoy free “4 O’Clock in thePark” concerts in Kincardine’s Victoria Park.519-396-9716www.ksmf.caLeiTH Summer Festival!!June 30 to August 25Leith Church,419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, ONLeith Summer Festival concerts are presentedin Georgian Bay’s historic Leith Church. Thisseason includes: “The Book of Love,” June 30(sopranos Patricia O’Callaghan and MonicaWhicher, pianist Robert Kortgaard and bassistAndrew Downing); “L’Accordéoniste: LatinHeat,” July 14 (Kimberly Barber, mezzosoprano;Mary-Lou Vetere, accordion; PeterTiefenbach, piano; and Carol Bauman, percussion);“Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders,”July 28 (banjoist Jayme Stone and friendsplaying music inspired by folk traditions);“Evening Enchantment: Chopin’s Nocturnes,”August 11 (Italian pianist Robert Prosseda);and “The Donna Steinacher Bursary Stars,”August 25 (a gala by four emerging young artists).All concerts start 7:30pm. Tickets are and season passes 0.1-888-446-7699 or from the Rock Festival!!August 10 to August 12Pull-A-Log Park, Red Rock, ONCome to Red Rock, one hour east of ThunderBay, to enjoy a weekend full of music, familyactivities, food, artisans, camping andfriendship along the shores of beautiful LakeSuperior. Celebrate our tenth anniversaryalong with Rita Chiarelli, Jack de Keyzer, FredEaglesmith, Dala and Jory Nash. The festivalalso offers another 25 artists representing folkand roots, blues, bluegrass and country! Takea trip on the lake in a 16-seat voyageur canoe,greet the day with morning yoga and take aturn on the open mic stage.www.livefromtherock.comLuminato!!June 8 to June 17Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square,55 John St., Toronto, ON(other events across the city)Luminato’s free concerts at David PecautSquare provide a blend of world music, singer-songwritersand hip-hop, plus the TorontoSymphony Orchestra playing its first outdoorconcert in nearly a decade. This year bringsfree performances from K’NAAN, MichaelFranti, Loreena McKennitt, AfroCubismand many more. In addition to an engagingarray of free concerts, Luminato offers adiverse mix of ticketed concerts by someof music’s most celebrated performers, includingStewart Goodyear performing all 32Beethoven sonatas in one day and a tributeHUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Huntsville, ONto the late Kate McGarrigle with Rufus andMartha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, BruceCockburn and Mary Margaret O’Hara, amongothers.416-368-3100www.luminato.comMarkham Jazz Festival!!August 16 to August 19Main St. Unionville, Unionville, ONThe Markham Jazz Festival offers a diversemix of jazz entertainment for music loversof all ages. This year’s festival takes place inthe historic village of Unionville. The opening“15th Birthday Blues Bash” takes placeThursday, August 16, at Markham Theatre,featuring an incredible blues line-up includingShakura S’Aida, Monkey Junk, Fathead,Harrison Kennedy and Treasa Levasseur! Theweekend also features fantastic free outdooracts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with artistsTony Monaco, Marc Jordan and many more. Inaddition to more than 20 stage acts on threestages, there are street performances as wellas “Hot Spots” (bars and restaurants) featuringjazz all around town.905-471-5299www.markhamjazzfestival.comMidland’s Summer Serenade!!July 6 to August 10St. Paul’s United Church, 308King St., Midland, ONBrookside Music Association is pleased topresent the second season of Midland’sSummer Serenade. The gateway to the 30,000islands, Midland is a vibrant community inhistoric Huronia by Georgian Bay. The 2012season now includes ten concerts, to be heldFriday evenings in St. Paul’s United Churchand Sunday afternoons in the new MidlandCultural Centre. The line-up this summerincludes Sinfonia Toronto, Thompson andFrench, Buzz Brass, David Jalbert, Wolak andDonnelly, Bax and Chung, Vesuvius, ZodiacTrio, Anton Kuerti and Afiara String Quartet,and the Cecilia String Quartet. This is a seasonthat is sure to thrill the local community, cottagers,boaters and visitors alike.705-528-0521www.brooksidemusic.comMontreal Baroque Festival!!June 21 to June 24Various locations, Old Montreal, QCThe Montreal Baroque Festival is a unique earlymusic festival that takes place in historic OldMontreal, in dusty 17th century attics, gardens,crypts, chapels, chateaux, museums andbanks! Along with the dozen concerts, youcan join a grand parade through the streetsof the Old City and come to the late-nightmusical café! The 2012 edition, APOCALYPSE,will include a stunning equestrian ballet datingback to Louis XIII’s engagement in 1612,a concert of natural trumpets with virtuosiJean-François Madeuf (France) and GrahamNicholson (Holland), Benjamin Bagby’s brilliantrendering of Beowulf and Telemann’sLast Judgement with Ensemble Caprice.514-845-7171www.montrealbaroque.comMusic and Beyond!!July 4 to July 15Ottawa, ONMusic and Beyond is a classical music andmulti-disciplinary arts festival. Classicalmusic is presented in all formations includingorchestras, choirs, bands, wind ensembles,recitals and small ensembles. The festival pursueslinks with other art forms and culturaldisciplines and music including visual art,drama, poetry, dance, architecture, science,dining and even yoga. Music and Beyond isvirtually unique in the international field ofmusic festivals. 2012 highlights include theBorodin Quartet, Vikram Seth, “Music of theCold War in the Diefenbunker,” heavy metalviolin and baroque opera with Megan Follows.theWholeNote 2012 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE51

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