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Volume 20 Issue 9 - Summer 2015

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GREEN PAGES 514-845-7171 Indian River Festival Indian River, PE LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL ➤ July 4 to August 22 Leith, ON (near Owen Sound, ON) Leith Summer Festival offers five outstanding concerts in July and August in the Historic Leith Church. The venue is noted for its marvelous acoustics and intimate setting. This summer’s artists include: the Gryphon Trio, Rebecca Caine and Robert Kortgaard, David Macfarlane and Douglas John Cameron, Julie Nesrallah and Caroline Leonardelli, Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian. Ten kilometres from Owen Sound, Ontario, on Georgian Bay. 519-371-2833 LUMINATO FESTIVAL ➤ June 19 to June 28 Toronto, ON Luminato Festival is Toronto’s international multi-arts festival for people open to having art change their outlook on the world. For ten days each June, Luminato transforms Toronto’s theatres, parks and public spaces with hundreds of events celebrating theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, magic, film and more. This year’s festival runs June 19 to 28. 416-368-3100 MONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVAL ➤ June 25 to June 28 Montreal, QC Earth to ether, alcohol to flames, tobacco to smoke and terrestrial to celestial – transformations will inspire the 2015 Montreal Baroque Festival! Ascending to Parnassus with legendary violinist Sigiswald Kuijken, sipping cognac with Louis XIV’s chef, smoking a pipe with the eccentric, mercenary soldier and fashionable fop Tobias Hume, dancing with gypsies, singing of ascensions, challenging with new music, waking to the ethereal nyckelharpa or joining the marathon; the 2015 Festival offers a colourful cornucopia of musical inspirations designed to entertain, elevate and enlighten! Concerts, masterclasses, lectures, musical marathon, free outdoor concerts, a musical instruments exhibition and more... MUSIC AND BEYOND ➤ July 4 to July 17 Ottawa, ON Music and Beyond is a classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival that has been active on the cultural scene since July 2010. It is known for its “beyond” elements as a music festival, exploring links between music, art forms and cultural disciplines including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, comedy, circus, math and magic, as well as food and wine. Coming to our festival for the first time are GRAMMY award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, genre-defying pianist Chilly Gonzales, choral music legend Morten Lauridsen, early music ensemble Fuoco E Cenere and the British vocal octet VOCES8. Returning are the Vienna Piano Trio, the Auryn Quartet, Daniel Taylor, Donna Brown, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Thirteen Strings. 613-241-0777 MUSIC MONDAYS ➤ May 4 to August 31 Downtown Toronto, ON Music Mondays is a summer lunchtime concert series held in the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto, beside the Eaton Centre. A launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992, we’re proud to announce our continuing partnership with the series CBC Music Young Artist. Be part of the broadcast audience for recitals by violinist Emily Kruspe and the Altius Guitar Duo. Witness the intersection of Chinese, Flamenco and Jewish music with Vancouver’s Lalun Ensemble. Hear the world premiere of an inspiring work by Peter-Anthony Togni, commissioned to celebrate Holy Trinity Church. Our concerts are PWYC with a suggested donation of . Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August. 416-598-4521 x223 MUSIC AT PORT MILFORD ➤ July 12 to August 9 Prince Edward County, ON 2015 marks Music at Port Milford’s 29th year of bringing internationally-renowned artist faculty members and students with a passion for chamber music together to create an inspiring summer music experience. Throughout July and August, this experience is proudly shared with Prince Edward County, as the students and faculty bring the highest caliber of chamber music to Ontario. 2015 Faculty Artists include the Afiara and Tokai String Quartets from Canada, the Pialli Quartet, based out of Mexico City, and select members of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Ballet of Canada. 613-476-7735 G6 | Summer 2015

MUSIQUE ROYALE ➤ May 15 to September 12 Venues throughout Nova Scotia; office in Lunenburg, NS Musique Royale is a summertime celebration of Nova Scotia’s musical heritage. Now in its 30th season, Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance in communities throughout the province. Artists this year include the Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, the Aeolian Singers with guest Laura Smith, harpsichordist Hank Knox, Best of Boxwood, Music from the 45th Parallel North with Suzie LeBlanc, Ensemble Polaris, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, organist Robert Quinney and the Rhapsody Quintet. Concerts are also held year-round in Lunenburg. 902-634-9994 NO STRINGS THEATRE MUSIC THEATRE CONCERT SERIES ➤ June 5 to June 6 and August 7 to August 9 Toronto, ON This season, No Strings Theatre presents Putnam County’s 25th Annual Spelling Bee. This hilarious musical features our emerging professional artists, and will run from June 5 to 6 at the Wychwood Theatre. We are also presenting Into the Woods at the Studio Theatre in the Toronto Centre for the Arts. This will be performed by our youth summer music theatre intensive from August 7 to 9. There is still time to register for the summer music theatre intensive (ages 10 to 21). Check out our website for more details, at See you there! 416-551-2093 2015 NYO CANADA CONCERT TOUR ➤ July 26 to August 10 Multiple Locations We are excited to announce the 2015 NYO tour, featuring the acclaimed conductor maestro Michael Francis and our 100-strong orchestra in some of the best halls this country has to offer! The 2015 tour will be making stops at Toronto’s Koerner Hall (July 27), Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (July 29), Montreal’s Maison Symphonique (August 3), Vancouver’s Chan Centre (August 6), Calgary’s Jack Singer Hall (August 9) and Edmonton’s Winspear Centre (August 10). For over 50 years, NYO Canada has enjoyed a reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, providing a comprehensive training program for young musicians. Come out and enjoy an evening of amazing performances of works such as Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Holst’s The Planets and Strauss’s Don Quixote. Visit our website at 416-532-4470 OPEN EARS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & SOUND: BETWEEN THE EARS 2015 ➤ June 20 to June 21 Kitchener, ON Sly and his family told us to “dance to the music” as if it were possible not to, but our bodies know better. Intrinsically linked, sound and dance are waves moving through space and time and occasionally bumping into things. Between the Ears 2015 is about these travels – we’ll float our sounds on canoes down 2015 NYO Canada Concert Tour Multiple Locations the Grand River and origami boats in the Civic Square fountain and hear them in a dreamworld collage of coincident busking, and we’ll see sound traced in wondrous choreographies from our most creative minds, performed by our amazing artists. Featuring Dylan Bell, Jeremy Bell, Marc Boivin, Marie-Josée Chartier, Lori Freedman, James Harley, Kathryn Ladano, Andrea Nann, Suba Sankaran, Joe Sorbara, Brendan Wyatt and more. 519-579-8564 / 1-888-363-3591 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 23 to August 6 Ottawa, ON Every generation listens differently. Every generation has its own sound. For the 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, we present bold departures and original readings that have shaped, and continue to define, chamber music as a living art. 613-234-6306 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ August 11 to August 16 Picton, ON The music of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday – Oliver Jones, Guido Basso, Shakura S’Aida, Brian Barlow’s Big Band and “the best of the best.” The little festival that has grown into one of Canada’s most respected celebrations of jazz is 15 years old this summer. A 2015 lineup of mainstage shows features an array of A-list artists, pouring out a wide range of jazz that live music-lovers will simply not want to miss. As usual, the festival will showcase some of the world’s best musicians from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and south of the border. Festival-goers can also savour great jazz, great food and great wine at many of the 30 satellite venues nestled throughout the “County” all week long. 613-476-8767 Summer 2015 | G7

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