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Volume 18 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2013

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GREEN PAGESSUMMER MUSIC GUIDEWelcome to The WholeNote’s ninthannual Green Pages, an overview ofsummer festivals across the musicalmap — classical, jazz, opera, folk, worldmusic and much more — in unique andbeautiful locations across the country!Here you’ll find profiles of 40 widelydiverse summer festivals, provided by thefestivals themselves, followed by detaileddaily listings of what each has to offer.Next, as a reminder that the summermusic scene is virtually unlimited, wepresent a geographically organizedcross-section of more than 150 festivalscoast-to-coast this summer in ourfestival digest.Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Huntsville, ONBe sure to check out our online versionof the guide at, which offers interactivemaps of musical happenings from sea tosea to sea for your perusing pleasure.We wish you a summer to remember!THE 2013 GREEN PAGES TEAMPROJECT MANAGER Karen AgesProjeCT Editor & Assistant ManagerAdam WeinmannFESTIVAL DIGEST Sara ConstantLayout & Design Uno RamatWebsite Bryson WinchesterFor more information contactsummer@thewholenote.comor phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26All-Canadian JazzFestival Port Hope!!September 20 to September 22Memorial ParkPort Hope, ONThe All-Canadian Jazz Festival is a weekendcelebration of the best in Canadian jazz. Joinus in our concert tent in historic downtownPort Hope, just an hour east of Toronto. Our12th annual festival features a world premierecollaboration of pianist Renee Rosnesand saxophonist PJ Perry, in the “All-CanadianLegends” concert on Saturday night. The festivalopens with Tom Lavin and the LegendaryPowder Blues on Friday night, and closes withlatin big-band Cimarron on Sunday afternoon.In between you’ll hear Club Django, Alex Pangman,Mike Murley, Elizabeth Shepherd, theBebop Cowboys and much more, hosted byJazzFM’s Heather Bambrick. Full lineup infoand tickets are available on our website.1-855-713-9310allcanadianjazz.caBrookside Music SummerConcert Series!!July 4 to August 22(Every Thursday at 7:30pm)Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St.Midland, ONBrookside Music Association and John AldenFrench, artistic director, invite you to experiencesummer evenings with live classicalmusic in scenic Southern Georgian Bay. The2013 summer concert series is a cornucopia ofhigh calibre music presented weekly duringJuly and August by these world-class artists:Quartetto Gelato; Mauro Bertoli, piano;True North Brass; Triple Forte, piano trio;Penderecki String Quartet; Pivot ChamberSoloists; Sheng Cai, piano; and Soprello — AlistairMacRae, cello and Allison Pohl, soprano.Visit our website for more details and singleconcert or series ticket information.Box office: 705-527-4420brooksidemusic.comBrott Music Festival!!June 20 to August 15Burlington Performing Arts CentreSt. John’s Anglican Church, AncasterMcIntyre Performing Arts Centre,Mohawk CollegeHamilton, ONTwenty-six years of the Brott Music Festivaland 25 of the National Academy Orchestra ofCanada — two milestones of significance! Wehave a truly celebratory season for you, one ofmusical experiences for people of all ages andmusical tastes; Beethoven, jazz, Pops, exuberanthigh teas and Verdi’s great masterpieceAida all culminate in our grand finale, a massiverarely performed tour-de-force, Mahler’sSymphony of a Thousand. All this is performedby our brilliant National Academy Orchestra,the cream of the crop of Canadian musicaltalent, and features virtuoso soloists who will62 | theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE

ing you to your feet in standing ovations.The sound of excellence is about to unfold!905-525-SONG (7664)brottmusic.comCanadian Open Old TimeFiddle Championship!!August 7 to August 11200 Fiddle Park Ln.Shelburne, ONThe 63rd Canadian Open Old Time FiddleChampionship takes place August 7 to 11 inShelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the RotaryClub of Shelburne, the event features Canada’stop fiddlers in competition for morethan ,000 in prizes! Community events inconjunction with the Canadian Open Old TimeFiddle Championship include camping, a giantfiddle parade, an open air market, Saturdayafternoon fiddle and step-dance show, fiddlejam sessions, a concert by Everything Fitz withspecial guests Nate Douglas and Emily Flack,a beer garden, Battle of the Bands, a nondenominationalchurch service, 24 hour mealsand entertainment at the Legion, and communitypork BBQ. Local bands, That 60s Show,and Glory Days, a Bruce Springsteen tribute,will perform at the Entertainment Gardens.519-925-8620ShelburneFiddleContest.comCity of Toronto Historic Sites!!Various times throughoutthe month of JuneVarious locations within Toronto, ONJune is a musical month atthe City of Toronto Historic Sites!Choose from an eclectic selection of musicalperformances at City of Toronto Historic Sitesthis June. Spadina Museum’s Music in theOrchard features the eight-piece ensembleVeneElation on June 9 and the Taffanel WindEnsemble on June 16. At Colborne Lodge, danceto Regency fiddle music on June 15 or march tofife and drum during Fort York’s exciting Warof 1812 Festival Weekend. From June 20 to 22,Fort York hosts the Indigenous Arts Festival,where visitors will thrill to a rich roster of newand traditional music, dance and theatricalperformances. Enjoy Bollywood-style dancingat Scarborough Museum’s “Canada Rocks!” onJune 27. Montgomery’s Inn continues to hostthe Solfeggio Music Series and on June 29, sopranoFelicia Mittica is featured.Call of Music!!September 27 to October 6Barrie, ONColours of Music features 30 performancesin ten days, held noon, 2:30pm and 7:30pm,in churches throughout Barrie. See performancesby choirs, quartets and pianists fromacross Canada and around the world: clarinetistJames Campbell; violinists Brian Lewisand Mark Fewer; pianists Michael Kim, RobertHIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO Haliburton, ONKortgaard, Peter Tiefenbach, Ben Smith andAngela Park; Cecilia String Quartet; AmaraPiano Quartet; Tallis Choir; Amabile Boys andMens Choirs; Sinfonia Toronto; CanadianGuitar Quartet; banjoist Jayme Stone; harpistJudy Loman; flutist Nora Shulman; organist IanSadler; and Gillian MacKay conducting the Uof T Wind Ensemble! Also featured will be twonew compositions by composer-in-residenceAndrew Ager, commissioned by Colours ofMusic, and a concert version of Bizet’s Carmen.705-726-1181coloursofmusic.caElora Festival!!July 12 to August 4Elora, ONA Celebration in Song!The Elora Festival launches the 2013 season witha triumphant rendition of Verdi’s Requiem, intribute to his 200th anniversary, with the EloraFestival Singers, the Toronto MendelssohnChoir and guest soloists. Other festival highlightsinclude the JUNO award-winning Leahy,the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra performingwith guest soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russia’spreeminent Moscow String Quartet, theJorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble, Carl Orff’sever popular Carmina Burana performed withToronto’s TorQ Percussion Ensemble, formerBarenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, achoral celebration in honour of Britten’s100th anniversary, JUNO award-winner SteveBell, New York’s Sonic Escape and much more!519-846-0331 or 888-747-7550elorafestival.comFestival of the Sound!!July 18 to August 11Charles W. Stockey Centre forthe Performing ArtsParry Sound, ONThe Festival of the Sound welcomes visitors toCanada’s premier summer classical chambermusic festival on the shores of beautiful GeorgianBay. Twenty-five days of non-stop musicmakingfill this season. All of our concerts andevents are specifically designed to showcasethe incredible acoustics and warm ambianceof our world class concert hall, the Charles W.Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Thefestival’s main performance venue is locatedright on the Parry Sound waterfront, marryingbeautiful music and a spectacular setting.1-866-364-0061 or 705-746-2410festivalofthesound.caGuelph Jazz Festival!!September 4 to September 8Guelph, ON2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of theGuelph Jazz Festival, which runs September 4to 8. The festival has four main components:the main stage, showcasing Canadian andinternational artists in a series of collaborativeperformances; Market Square, a free open-airevent in downtown Guelph; the Colloquium,featuring free educational workshops, paneldiscussions and keynote lectures; and the JazzAround Town Series, with local restaurants andpubs presenting jazz bands in their venues. Toround out the celebrations, the festival’s NuitBlanche is a late-hours celebration with some30 jazz-tinged art performances. See the websiteafter June 26 for a full list of performers,concerts and ticket pricing.519-763-4952guelphjazzfestival.comHighlands Opera Studio!!August 6 to August 29Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion5358 County Rd. 21Haliburton, ONLive opera in the heart of cottage country! TheHighlands Opera Studio is a haven for emergingopera professionals. For four weeks, theyhone their already prodigious skills undertheWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE | 63

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