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FOR OPENERS | DAVID

FOR OPENERS | DAVID PERLMANTHIS is the summerEvery late spring Frog said to anyone who would listen “THIS isthe summer I will do it. THIS is the year I will make pilgrimage tothe musical shrines in the holy city that lies on the other side ofthe mountain. My work is done; my time is my own; my soul hungersfor something other than this city’s unrelenting roar.” Every year Frogsaid these things to anyone who would listen; but for one reason oranother (every year a slightly different reason) the words remainedempty, the desire remained unfulfilled, the journey across the mountainto the shrine of music remained a wish for which our Frog hadnot the will.This year no one would listen; they had heard it all before. So, forthat very reason, this year Frog, early one morning and without sayinganything to anyone, found the little road that led to the little paththat led towards and up and over the mountain, on the other side ofwhich, Frog had read, untold musical wonders awaited.If truth be told, the ascent was not particularly arduous. The path,as I have already said, had many twists and turns, and the steepness ofa path is almost invariably inversely proportional to the number of itstwists and turns. But Frog found it heavy going, nevertheless. Mainlythis was because Frog was built low to the ground, so every hopefulrise ahead brought with it the illusion that the top of the mountainwas close at hand, only to have the hope thwarted by each next gentlerise, each next illusion. But Frog pressed on. “THIS is the summerI will do it. This is the summer I will do it … ” Frog kept repeating,though there was no-one there to hear.The moment arrived. No rise lay ahead. This was it. The top of themountain. “I will stand tall on my hind legs and contemplate all thewonders of what lies ahead in the musical shrines of the holy citybeyond,” Frog said, though there was no-one there to hear. And Frogdid, stretching out tall and straight as anatomy allowed.Here’s the thing: because of the curious (to some) placement ofFrog’s eyes, the city Frog saw in standing tall this way was the one thatlay behind, not the one that lay ahead. “Astonishing” Frog said. “HereI have followed the twists and turns of this path half the day in hope,only to find that what lies on the other side of the mountain is exactlythe same as what I left behind. I might just as well head back home”So Frog turned around and, a second time, stretched up as tall asanatomy allowed just to get a bit of an overview of the twists andturns of the journey home. And in that instant, Frog was transfixedwith wonder; for the home town Frog had left that morning wasutterly transformed — a place of wonder with music shimmeringfrom all its shrines.“I can scarcely believe my eyes” Frog said. And hoppedhappily home.The WholeNote VOLUME 19 NO 9 | JUNE 4, 2014 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014Centre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comChairman of the Board | Allan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comEDITORIALManaging Editor | Paul Enniseditorial@thewholenote.comRecordings Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comSocial Media Editor | Sara Constanteditorial@thewholenote.comListings Editor | David Perlman (acting)listings@thewholenote.comClub Listings Editor | Ori Daganjazz@thewholenote.comSALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIPConcerts & Events/Membership | Karen Agesmembers@thewholenote.comRetail Sales/Marketing | Garry Pagemarketing@thewholenote.comDirectories | Adam Weinmanneducation@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comClassified Ads | classad@thewholenote.comWebsite/Systems | Bryson Winchestersystems@thewholenote.comCirculation/Subscriptions | Chris Malcolmcirculation@thewholenote.comSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (9 issues)THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat ColumnistsHans de Groot, Jack MacQuarrie, Benjamin Stein,Paul Ennis, David Olds, Dave Podgorski,Ori Dagan, Wendalyn Bartley, Jim Galloway,mJ buell, Christopher Hoile, Andrew TimarFeaturesTerry Robbins, Sara Constant,Renita Fillatre, Bruce SurteesCD ReviewersRéa Beaumont, Larry Beckwith, Hans de Groot,Daniel Foley, Janos Gardonyi, Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox,Alison Melville, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, ChristinaPetrowska Quilico, Allan Pulker, Michael Schwartz,Bruce Surtees, Robert Tomas, Ken WaxmanProofreadingJohn Sharpe, Paul Ennis,Sara Constant, Karen AgesListingsDavid Perlman, Bob Ben,Adam Weinmann, Tilly Kooyman,JennieLea McLeish, Ruth Atwood,Bryson WinchesterCirculation TeamAbram Bergen, Asa Perlman, Beth Bartley,Bob Jerome, Dagmar Sullivan, Dave Taylor,Gero Hajek, Jack Buell, Jack Suttaby, Jeff Hogben,Joan Andrews, John Dodington, Lorna Nevison,Micah Herzog, Niamh Malcolm, Patrick Slimmon,Paul Ennis, Randy Weir, Rebecca Carpenter,Robert Faulkner, Sharon Clark, The Giang Nguyen,Tom Sepp, Vicki Stainton, Wende BartleyLayout & DesignBryson WinchesterTHE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL IS ANAGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIOUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Friday August 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Friday August 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Monday August 25Advertising Materials Due6pm Monday Ausust 18Publication DateThursday September 4Volume 20 No 1 coversSeptember 4, 2014 - October 7, 2014WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility orliability for claims made for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementJune 2014: 30,000 printed & distributedCanadian Publication Product Sales Agreement1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.Centre for Social Innovation503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2014 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INCthewholenote.com6 | June 4, 2014 – Sept 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

FOLLOW THE FROG!As you wendyour way throughall the musicaltwists and turnsof the summer,we hope that thisedition of TheWholeNote is auseful companion,whether youventure furtherafield or findmusical pleasuresin your ownback yard. Duringthe 19 years wehave been publishing, the extent of summer musichas grown so much that no guide to it can claimto be anything more than anecdotal. Trying tosort through which listings belong where is evenmore than the usual monumental task for us.There are summer presenters in traditional yearroundvenues, year-round presenters in all kindsof seasonal and unexpected places. There areunfamiliar performers coming to town, and musicianswell known to our readership venturing out“On the Road,” as our annual summer featuredescribes it. You could start there. Or you couldstart with the 45 presenters listed in our GreenPages. However you approach it, be as patient asyou can with us, as you follow the twists and turnsof our logic in choosing which listings section(our regular four and special summer fifth) toplace particular events in. When in doubt “Followthe Frog!” as the notes throughout the listingssection advise.HalfTones is The WholeNote’s e-letter, designedto pick up the slack mid-month during the regularseason. It takes on an even greater utility duringthese summer months. With our next print magazinenot till the beginning of September, therewill be dozens and dozens of additional listingsand updates rolling in. (Along with notificationsof all kinds of contests, prizes and special offersto sweeten the deal. So if you haven’t already, putyourself on the HalfTones list. Instructions on howto do so are at the foot of page 84.)All that being said, I’ve got to go. THIS is thesummer, you know, I promised myself I wouldmake my way to Ottawa and Midland and Westbenand Port Milford and Parry Sound and Stratfordand Chautauqua and …publisher@thewholenote.comIT’S EASY BEING GREEN(OR YELLOW FOR THAT MATTER)!Just as festivals whomissed this month’sprint edition will still beable to join the GreenPages online, so toocan choirs who missedlast month’s launchof our twelfth annualCanary Pages, featuringchoirs to join acrossSouthern Ontario.Here are two latecomers worth a look.Milton ChoristersThis dynamic, auditioned, four-part communitychoir has entertained audiences in Halton Regionand beyond for 45 years. The 40-member choirperforms three concerts annually, often includingpremier guest soloists and musicians. We alsoenjoy performing at numerous local events. Ourdirector, Dr. Lana Lysogor, continues to expand ouralready varied repertoire. From classical to contemporary,sacred to secular, we do it all! Rehearsalsare Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 10pm, from September toJune. A love of singing, some sight-reading, rhythmand a sense of humour are all you need to becomea Milton Chorister!Laurie E. Reed, president905-854-0438info@miltonchoristers.commiltonchoristers.comYoung Voices TorontoFor nearly 30 years, Young Voices Toronto(formerly High Park Choirs) has been developingchildren’s musical abilities with passionate,professional and unique choral training – allwhile promoting inclusiveness, joy, teamwork andcultural diversity. Led by internationally-renownedartistic director Zimfira Poloz, Young VoicesToronto is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at theUniversity of Toronto and has been featured severaltimes at Roy Thomson Hall, as well as in performancewith the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.In 2012, YVT was selected to perform at theNational Choral Symposium-Podium in Ottawa.The group’s latest invitation is to the summer 2014World Choral Games in Riga, Latvia, where thegroup will share the stage with over 450 top internationalchoirs!Tara Park416-762-0657manager@youngvoicestoronto.comyoungvoicestoronto.comFor a complete directory of local choral groups,be sure to check out thewholenote.com/canary,where we now have a brand-new search functionthat allows you to not only browse but also narrowyour search by location, audition type, choir size,age range and more! Happy choral hunting!(And to join any of The WholeNote’s directoriesat any time, Canary, Orange, Green or Blue, contactkaren@thewholenote.com.)thewholenote.com June 4, 2014 – Sept 7, 2014 | 7

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