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Volume 17 Issue 9 - June 2012

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Green Pages 2012theWholeNote 2012 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE613-241-0777www.musicandbeyond.caMusic at Port Milford!!July 14 to August 11Prince Edward County, ONMusic at Port Milford celebrates its 26th seasonthis year with Friday evening performancesat St. Mary Magdalene Church, Picton, featuringthe Linden String Quartet, Tokai StringQuartet and Port Milford faculty artists withMarie Berard, violin; Peter Longworth, piano;and Melanie Conly, soprano. Purchase a fourconcert season pass for or single ticketsfor . This year’s special event is “PianoMen – The Music of Elton and Billy” at theRegent Theatre, Picton, Saturday, August 4, at8pm (). Visit “The County” and experienceworld-class music in a location known for itsexquisite beaches, bike tours and vineyards.613-476-7735 or 914-439-5039www.mpmcamp.orgMusic at Sharon!!June 3 to June 24Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St.,Sharon, ONCome and hear some of Canada’s brightestclassical music stars this June at the stunningSharon Temple just north of Toronto.Led by artistic directors Larry Beckwith andRick Phillips, this year’s series highlights artistsincluding Daniel Lichti, Pentaedre WindEnsemble, Joseph Petric, Winona Zelenka,Meredith Hall, Todd Delaney, Toronto MasqueTheatre and Serouj Kradjian. Our program thisyear features the music of Schubert, Bach,Purcell and Debussy, among others. Concertsare held June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Historic SharonTemple. Visit our website for tickets andinformation.905-830-4529www.musicatsharon.caMusic Mondays!!June 4 to September 24Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ONThe Church of the Holy Trinity in downtownToronto, just behind the Eaton Centre, hasalways been recognized for its marvellousacoustical space. Music Mondays was startedthere in 1992 as an independent communitymusic series and has become an importantvenue for evolving musical talent in thedowntown community. Music Mondays offersa glorious spectrum of musicians from Torontoand all around the world, with a wide rangeof cultural traditions and musical genres. Wehave been privileged to receive funding inpast years from sources such as the TorontoArts Council, Toronto Community Foundationand the Bickle Foundation, as well as privatesponsorships.416-598-4521 x304www.musicmondays.caMusique Royale!!June 24 to September 24Venues throughout Nova ScotiaMusique Royale is a summertime celebrationof Nova Scotia’s musical heritage. A crossprovincefestival now in its 27th season,Musique Royale brings performances of earlyand traditional music to settings of historicand cultural significance in communities rangingfrom the small fishing towns to the magnificenthighlands. Artists this year include:Halifax Camerata Singers; John Grew, organ;Norman/Greenberg Duo; La Tour Baroque Duofeaturing Michel Cardin and Tim Blackmore;traditional Maritime Boxwood artists led byChris Norman; Ensemble Caprice featuringMatthias Maute, Sophie Larivière and DavidJacques; Robert Quinney, organ; True Northfeaturing Peter Togni, piano/organ; and NickNewbery, photographer.902-634-9994www.musiqueroyale.comNo Strings Theatre,Summer Music Intensive!!July 2 to July 29Toronto, ONNo Strings presents a summer music theatreintensive designed to develop singing, actingand dancing skills for youths aged 13 to 21through working with professionals in thefield. The program includes vocal, drama anddance classes, and culminates in a public performanceof a music theatre show. This season’sshow, comedy murder mystery Curtains,is brought to you by the makers of Cabaretand Chicago, Kander and Ebb! The show willrun from July 26th to July 29th; please see ourwebsite for details.416-588-5845www.nostringstheatre.comOttawa Chamberfest!!July 26 to August 9Ottawa, ONOttawa Chamberfest 2012 brings together theboldest names in ensemble and solo performancefor two weeks of musical celebration inCanada’s capital. Nash Ensemble of London,Gryphon Trio and the Shanghai Quartet leada cavalcade of stars from across Canada andaround the world. Gordon Pinsent, JaninaFialkowska, Colin Carr, Quatuor Ébène andRichard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire are just afew of the marquee artists making their festivaldebuts this year. Complete programmingdetails are available on our website.613-234-6306www.ottawachamberfest.comPrince Edward CounTYJazz Festival!!August 15 to August 19Various locations, Picton, ONJazz up your summer in beautiful PrinceEdward County at a true jazz festival now inits 12th year. Top jazz artists such as Emilie-Claire Barlow, Louis Hayes “Cannonball”Legacy Quintet, an all Canadian tribute topianist George Shearing and a Boss Brass reunionwill perform in the historic renovatedRegent Theatre. Guido Basso and Russ Littlewill perform at the popular Barley Days jazzbarbecue and wine tasting. Enjoy concerts,after-hours jam sessions, free jazz van stopsat wineries and much more! Come for the jazzand stay for the restaurants, inns, vibrant artsscene, beaches and shops. TD supports ourspotlight on emerging young talent.613-476-8416 x28 or 1-877-411-4761www.pecjazz.orgPrince Edward CounTYMusic Festival!!September 14 to September 22Various locations, Picton, Bloomfield, ONExperience the thrill of live chamber music inbeautiful Prince Edward County venues underthe artistic direction of celebrated pianistStéphane Lemelin. Eric Friesen hosts the seasonopener, presenting music of award-winningcomposer in residence Marjan Mozetichand the New Orford String Quartet at Books &Company. See the Penderecki String Quartetat the stylish Oeno Gallery! Four concerts atthe acoustically superb Church of St. MaryMagdalene include “Searching for Beauty”with New Orford String Quartet, the Sundayafternoon “Chamber Music Essentials,”Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte performed by JeunessesMusicales and our grand finale, “ConsummateBeauty.”613-471-1991 or 1-866-584-1991www.pecmusicfestival.comScarborough TownJazz Festival!!August 9 to August 12Scarborough, ONThe first of its kind in the District ofScarborough, the four day Scarbough TownJazz Festival will take place at the BurrowsHall Community Centre Park, Rosebank Parkand the Chinese Cultural Centre of GreaterToronto. A highlight of this event is its culturalfusion, reflecting the multicultural faceof Scarborough with a talented and diverselineup of artists. Be prepared for a globalmusical journey! There will be food, drinkand activities for the whole family and communityto enjoy.LMP (the organizers) is planning a musicscholarship and projects with young talent inScarborough to encourage them to reach outand take their talent further still.647-427-8675 or 647-427-1403www.latinmusicprod.comStraTFord Summer Music!!July 16 to August 2625 Ontario St., Stratford, ONStratford Summer Music presents over 100events, including celebrations of the 80th anniversaryof Glenn Gould’s birth with internationaland Canadian pianists Jean-EfflamBavouzet, Simone Dinnerstein, David Jalbert,52

Jan Lisiecki and Gabriela Montero, and specialperformances from 2 Pianos 4 Hands andTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The Music atRundles luncheon series presents Canadianmusician George Meanwell and the annualBargeMusic series continues to present noonhourconcerts of different musical genres by arange of Canadian and international ensembles.Robert Harris hosts “Music that Changedthe World” (illustrated music lectures), andthree young Canadian organists perform duringOrgan Week.www.stratfordsummermusic.caSunday Afternoon Concertsat Toronto’s Historic Sites!!June 10 to June 24Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd.,Toronto, ONVisit Spadina Museum on Sundays in June forthe Music in the Orchard concert series featuringthe Taffanel Wind Ensemble on June 10,Michael Franklin on June 17 and VentElationon June 24. All concerts start at 1:30pm and arepay-what-you-can. Bring a blanket and yourfavourite people and enjoy a great afternoon ofmusic. Or, go to Etobicoke for Musical Matineesat Montgomery’s Inn, from 2pm to 4pm. OnJune 17 enjoy “Vocal Art Song” with sopranoChristina Campsall. The concert on June 24features Duo Primo (pianist Ronée Boyce andcellist Mahsa Madahian). For tickets see ourwebsite.416-392-6910www.toronto.ca/museum-eventsSweetWater Music Festival!!September 21 to September 23Owen Sound and Leith, ONJoin us for the ninth annual SweetWaterMusic Festival, being held this year fromSeptember 21 to 23 in Owen Sound and Leith,Ontario. This year’s festival will highlight bothearly music and jazz, and feature programs ledby artistic director and recent Juno awardwinnerMark Fewer, along with co-artisticdirectors Phil Dwyer and Kenneth Slowik. Thisyear’s program will include works by Barber,Telemann and David Braid, and a world premiereof a work by Phil Dwyer! Check ourwebsite for more information.519-371-2833www.sweetwaterfestival.caTafelmusik BaroqueSummer Festival!!June 4 to June 16Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, Walter Hall (U of T)and Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, ONMusicians from around the world gather inToronto for the annual Tafelmusik BaroqueSummer Institute. An intensive 14-day residencyin instrumental and vocal baroqueperformance, the Institute features four freeconcerts open to the public. See our websiteor call us for more details.416-964-9562 x241www.tafelmusik.orgTD SUNFEST London, ONTD Sunfest!!July 5 to July 8Victoria Park, London, ONSpread a blanket in London’s beautiful treelinedVictoria Park and discover why TDSunfest has been voted one of the AmericanBus Association’s TOP 100 destinations inNorth America. The 2012 edition of “Canada’sPremier Celebration of World Cultures” willfeature over 275 unique food, craft and visualart exhibitors and more than 35 red-hotworld music and jazz ensembles, ranging fromCalypso Rose (Trinidad) to Locos Por Juana(USA). And, this summer, savour “Suntropolis‘12,” your passport to the electrifying newsounds of Cuba and Brazil. Returning audiencefavorites include the Jazz Stage and Sundayafternoon’s Le village québécois.519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caTD Toronto Jazz Festival!!June 22 to July 1Nathan Phillips Square,100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ONThe TD Toronto Jazz Festival is an annual celebrationof straight-ahead jazz, jazz-influencedmusic and jazz off-shoots and experimentalprojects. New artists are also featured, expandingand enriching the Canadian andinternational jazz genre.This year, the festival hosts a variety ofestablished jazz-icians such as Natalie Coleand George Benson and introduces hot youngartists such as the wildly talented EsperanzaSpalding and Janelle Monae. The festival runsJune 22 to July 1, 2012, with its main stage atNathan Phillips Square, so the sound of jazzwill resound throughout Toronto, with over1,500 musicians entertaining more than500,000 music lovers.1-855-985-5000www.torontojazz.comToronto Summer Music Festival!!July 17 to August 490 Wellesley St. W., Suite 212, Toronto, ONThe 2012 TSMF is three weeks jam-packed withworld-class classical music at three venues:Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music),Walter Hall (University of Toronto) and HartHouse (University of Toronto). This year’s programmingfollows the spirit of the romanticera as it spread across Europe from its birthplacein Germany and Austria. To help us onthis musical journey, we have a stellar line-upof world-renowned artists, including pianistAndré Laplante, bass-baritone Gerald Finley,the Vienna Piano Trio and the Gryphon Trio.These artists, together with the gifted participantsof the TSMF Academy, will fill the summerair with glorious music, creating magicalexperiences you won’t want to miss!647-430-5699www.torontosummermusic.comWestben: Concerts at the Barn!!June 29 to August 56898 Country Rd. 30, Campbellford, ONWestben presents the world premiere of TheAuction, a Canadian folk opera by John Burgeand Eugene Benson; “Mozart in Vienna,”commemorating the 200th anniversary ofthe death of Mozart’s librettist EmanuelSchikaneder; bass-baritone Gerald Finley;“Winds at Westben,” featuring chamber musicof Mozart and Beethoven; “Julie and Friends onBroadway,” a glittering review of shows madefamous by Julie Andrews and friends; and performancesby the Canadian Guitar Quartet,Quartetto Gelato, Nathaniel Dett Chorale,Cadence, Robert Michaels, Joel Quarrington,Georgy Tchaidze and Oliver Jones. The seasonconcludes with “The Big Band Theory,” afundraiser featuring the Brian Barlow Bandand commemorating the 75th anniversary ofthe death of Gershwin.1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777www.westben.catheWholeNote 2012 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE53

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