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Volume 18 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2013

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thought ... not just the traditionalWestern music oflistening to a featuredFarmers’ Market whiledead white guys, but theCanadian singer-songwriterof the week — aclassical and art musicsof all cultures ...[and] aperfect pairing. And if younew branch of the Musicfeel like an evening awayMondays organism devotedfrom the bustle of downtown,the Artists’ Gardento showcasing youngcomposers.”Cooperative obliges with“In a nutshell: we knowits truly eclectic Plein Airwhere we fit into theSalon Garden Concerts.environment: we provideTaking place throughouta distinct ecological nicheJuly and August, at 7:30,for both music lovers andthese lovely gardenperformers, we promoteconcerts offer everythingMusic in St. James Park visionary Bob Neighbour.diversity and accessibility,from folk/roots music andwe nurture the young andjazz to country blues andthe talented and we marry their music with ideas.”Bossa Nova. Attend the AGC’s free launch party on June 25 at 4:30 forFood for thought, indeed! The delectable series runs June 3 to a sampling.September 30.Thursday: Thursdays will pose an even greater challenge to yourTuesday: “Be inspired by the power and overwhelming beauty of a concert-going plans, with four series to contemplate, in June at least.great cathedral organ” says the Cathedral Church of St. James website, Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation wraps up its regular Lunchtimeunder “Recitals and Concerts,” inviting you to find inspiration at two Chamber Music recital series at Christ Church Deer Park, with fourweekly, downtown, organ recital series. Music at Midday is the one on June concerts. NSAF has been running the weekly noon hour recitalTuesdays at 1pm. (I’ll get to Sunday’s Twilight Recitals later.)series since the fall of 2009, presenting local musicians — oftenComposer and St. James Cathedral’s interim associate organist, graduate performance majors from U of T’s Faculty of Music — in “aAndrew Ager, holds court for the majority of these concerts, with unique chamber music program designed to provide showcase opportunitiesfor rising talent.” You can catch some of this young talentcurrent artist-in-residence David Briggs performing at four of therecitals over the summer. Music coaxed from the 5,000+ pipes of the at 12:10 on June 6, 13, 20 and 27; mind you, that last recital happenscathedral’s Casavant organ can be heard on Tuesdays from June 4 to to include some “seasoned” talent: The WholeNote’s own AllanJuly 30, and again on August 13 and 27, when Briggs performs music Pulker on flute.with a “French Flair” (works by Langlais, Bach, Franck, Saint-Saëns The pairing of music and food has always been a winning combination,especially when the former is free and the latter cheap. Onceand Briggs) followed by “Music to Rouse the Spirit” (works by Bach,Briggs, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Widor).again, the City of Toronto has married the two for “Tasty Thursdays”Wednesday: With three very distinct concert series falling on at Nathan Phillips Square, inviting you to relish “international dishesWednesdays, say “so long” to the mid-week slump. St. Stephen in-the- (for or less) served up by a variety of Toronto restaurants, whileFields Anglican Church, in Kensington Market, starts things off in enjoying free live music from the stage, including roots, blues, reggaeJune with its weekly Concerts at Midday (12:35pm), featuring a variety and Latin sounds.” The series runs Thursdays, from 11am to 2pm, withof instrumentalists including pianist Richard Herriott (June 5), organistsEric Osborne (June 12) and Andrew Adair (June 19), and clarinetist As it’s done for the past 13 summers, Harbourfront Centre continuesconcerts at 12:30, July 11 to August 29. Yum!Nicolai Tarasov (June 26). The series winds up August 28 with Bruce to gift us with Summer Music in the Garden, a glorious outdoor seriesNasmith performing double duty on guitar and organ.in the entrancing Toronto Music Garden. Every Thursday from July 4Come July, two other outdoor Wednesday series swing into action. to September 12 (except September 5), people wend their way to theFrom July 10 to August 28 the City of Toronto hosts the free 12:30pm Garden, to set out blankets and chairs, or claim space on the terraced“Fresh Wednesdays” as part of its annual Summer Squares Concert seating area, in anticipation of the evening’s live performance at 7pm.Series. Munch on produce purchased from the Nathan Phillips Square In her curatorial statement, Tamara Bernstein refers to the season’scatherine porter18 | June 7 – September 7, 2013 thewholenote.com

116 13T H SEASON14MUSIC IN THEAFT E R NOONW O M E N ’ S M U S I C A L C L U B O F T O R O N T OOCTOBER 17, 2013 | 1.30 PMBAX & CHUNGpiano duoNOVEMBER 21, 2013 | 1.30 PMS U Z I ELEBLANCsopranoARTISTIC DIRECTOR: SIMON FRYERWalter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (Museum Subway Station)LES VOIX HUMAINESCONSORT OF VIOLSMargaret Little; Susie Napper; Mélisande Corriveau; Felix DeakArtist Sponsor for Suzie LeBlanc:BMO Financial GroupFEBRUARY 27, 2014 | 1.30 PMV I N C E N TLAUZERrecorderWinner of the WMCT 2012 Career Development AwardConcert Sponsor: WMCT FoundationMARCH 20, 2014 | 1.30 PMY E G O RDYACHKOVcelloJ E A NSAULNIERpianoProgramme includes Atonement by Christos Hatzis(WMCT Commission and World Première)APRIL 10, 2014 | 1.30 PMPAVEL HAASQ UA RT E TTORONTODEBUTVeronika Jarušková,°violin; Marek Zwiebel, violin;Pavel Nikl, viola; Peter Jarušek,°celloFive Concerts for $185Subscriptions available – don’t be disappointed – subscribe nowFor information and to subscribe call 416-923-7052All artists, dates, and programmes are subject to change without notice.Support of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, andthe City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council is gratefully acknowledged.PRESENTED BYwmct@wmct.on.ca www.wmct.on.ca 416-923-7052thewholenote.com June 7 – September 7, 2013 | 19

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