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Volume 20 Issue 9 - Summer 2015

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GREEN PAGES SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE Welcome to The WholeNote’s 11th annual where festival information will be updated Green Pages, an overview of summer over the course of the summer. festivals and events across the musical map – classical, jazz, opera, folk, world We wish you a summer to remember! music and much more – in unique and beautiful locations across the country! THE 2015 GREEN PAGES TEAM Here you’ll find the p r o fi l e sof 46 widely PROJECT COORDINATOR Karen Ages diverse summer festivals, provided by PROJECT EDITOR Sara Constant the festivals themselves. Detailed festival LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair listings can be found within our regular DIRECTORY SERVICES Adrienne Surtees listings sections and our special summer PROOFREADING Kevin King listings section following these profiles. WEBSITE/COVER ART Visit our online, searchable version Bryson Winchester of this guide at www.thewholenote. com/green, where festivals have For more information on our Green Pages, supplemented their profiles with photos, contact or videos, links to social media and more, and phone Karen at 416-230-3272 x26. AGC PLEIN AIR GARDEN CONCERT SERIES ➤ July 1 to August 26 Toronto, ON For over a decade the Artists’ Garden Cooperative (AGC) has been offering a venue to acoustic musicians and spoken word performers. In a relaxing, natural atmosphere, small audiences enjoy a wide variety of music styles, from jazz to classical, roots to blues. Plein Air garden concerts run each Wednesday evening in July and August, from 7:30pm to 9pm. Light refreshments are available. The community is invited to experience the garden and hear sample performances by Plein Air performers at the AGC Annual Launch Party, a free event, on Tuesday, June 23, from 4:30pm to 8pm. Concert tickets, at , are available at the door, on or on our website. 416-487-0705 ALL-CANADIAN JAZZ, PORT HOPE ➤ September 11 to September 13 Port Hope, ON Google “Canadian Jazz” and you’ll find this three-day outdoor festival near the top of the list. The All-Canadian Jazz Festival was born 14 years ago to celebrate and support the burgeoning Canadian jazz scene and every year this is accomplished with a uniquely Canadian performance lineup. There’s a Free Friday Night Concert starring Shakura S’Aida and Saturday evening’s headliner is 2015 JUNO Award winner Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Stellar afternoon lineups include Robi Botos, Elizabeth Shepherd, the Souljazz Orchestra, Brownman Electryc Trio, Barbra Lica, Union Duke, 2ish, Heavyweights Brass Band, Big Rude Jake and Michael Occhipinti. 1-855-713-9310 27TH BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 10 to 26 Toronto, ON A massive three-week celebration of music with over 10 stages, a StreetFest and approximately 1 million in attendance. Features include a dynamic musical roster, exciting activities and an enticing lineup of gourmet food trucks. The festival will showcase the sensational musical talents of both established and emerging artists, from jazz, blues, Latin, swing, global, world beat, big band, Dixieland, Afro-Cuban, funk, R&B, ska to soul and more. Featured events include musical performances at Woodbine Park, StreetFest, Taste of Jazz, Pan Am Celebration, Beaches Tune Up Jazz Run and The Farmers Market Jazz Series. All of this is taking place at the 27th International Beaches Jazz Festival, June 10 to 26. Free for all ages. For a full schedule please visit complete-concert-schedule. 416-698-2152 Beaches International Jazz Festival Toronto, ON G2 | Summer 2015

BELFOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 30 to August 9 Belfountain, Caledon, ON The second annual Belfountain Music Festival will feature eight chamber music concerts and five student recitals. Performers include Arco Violini, the Ton Beau String Quartet, the Accolade Trio, the Glenellen String Quartet, Zachary Ebin, Julie Ranti, Maria Dolnycky, Alex McLeod, Jeannine Maloney and more. All concerts will take place at the historic Melville White Church, just around the corner from the Belfountain Conservation Area, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park and the Elora Cataract Trailway. Admission is $20 for adults and for children; student recitals are free admission. 647-706-0554 BROOKSIDE MUSIC ASSOCIATION “FESTIVAL OF THE BAY” ➤ July 2 to August 29 Midland and Meaford, ON Now in its fifth year, Brookside Music Association presents “Festival of the Bay” in Midland and Meaford between July 2 and August 29, bringing worldclass music – from classical to jazz, from piano to brass – to the shores of Georgian Bay in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Highlights include the world premiere of Wendake/Huronia, a new work by Canadian composer John Beckwith, commissioned by Brookside to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Champlain to the region – featuring the renowned Toronto Consort, the Brookside Festival Chamber Choir and First Nations singers and drummers. Other artists include Mauro Bertoli, Wolfgang David, Jackie Richardson and Joe Sealy, Leopoldo Erice, Susan Aglukark, the New Zealand String Quartet and Sinfonia Toronto. 705-528-0521 BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 18 to August 13 Greater Hamilton Area, ON Now entering its 28th season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and the only festival with a fulltime, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, its world-class soloists, its exuberant young orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. We have attracted worldclass soloists and other artists/personalities to Hamilton, including James Ehnes, Anton Kuerti, Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Garneau, Karen Kain, Valerie Tryon, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Mordecai Richler, Roberta Bondar and Michael Ondaatje, to name only a few. 905-525-7664 Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship Shelburne, ON CANADIAN FLUTE CONVENTION ➤ June 18 to June 21 Toronto, ON The 2nd Biannual Canadian Flute Convention, affectionately known as Flutestock No. 2, will be taking place at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21, 2015. The 2015 Canadian Flute Convention is packed with over 100 events and activities, including concerts, lecture recitals, workshops, seminars, movement classes, reading sessions and a bustling flute market. Artists and delegates will gather from all over Canada and abroad to take part in the four-day festivities. Flutestock No. 2 promises to be a memorable event filled with music, laughter and surprises! We cordially invite you to join us this June in the heart of downtown Toronto for the 2015 Canadian Flute Convention. 416-293-1302 CANADIAN OPEN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP ➤ August 5 to August 9 Shelburne, ON The 65th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship takes place August 5 to 9 in Shelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, the event features Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes! Community events in conjunction with the Championship include camping, a giant fiddle parade, an open air market, Kelli Trottier fiddle and stepdance show, fiddle jam sessions, a concert by the Beckett Family featuring Linsey and Tyler Beckett, a non-denominational church service and a community pork BBQ. Barn dance and jamboree on August 5. Proceeds to support the charitable work of the Rotary Club and other community groups. 519-925-8620 Summer 2015 | G3

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