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Volume 20 Issue 9 - Summer 2015

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GREEN PAGES Photo: Brian Medina STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC ➤ July 20 to August 30 Stratford, ON Stratford Summer Music celebrates 15 years this summer with 100+ events, including classical, opera and world music in venues throughout downtown Stratford. Experience an evening to remember with the Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Ben Heppner. Enjoy R. Murray Schafer’s new work entitled Music for an Avon Morning and “The Sacred Music of R.Murray Schafer,” a tribute to Gordie Tapp by Whiskey Jack, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Jan Lisiecki performing all five Beethoven concertos with the Annex Quartet. This year’s Classical Piano Series includes the UK’s Paul Lewis and Saturday night cabarets at Revival House (formerly the Church Restaurant) welcome Rebecca Caine, Micah Barnes and Carole Pope, as well as Heather Bambrick and the Newfoundland Jazz Ceilidh. 1-866-288-4313 Summer Music in the Garden Toronto, ON PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ September 18 to September 27 Picton, ON For two weeks in September we present chamber music and solo recitals in the intimate setting and splendid acoustic of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Picton. For this, the 12th season, artistic director Stéphane Lemelin has brought together some of Canada’s premier artists: the Gryphon Trio, the New Orford String Quartet, the Arion Baroque Orchestra and Patricia O’Callaghan, to name a few. Johannes Brahms will be a recurring theme this year, with two concerts dedicated to this great master of chamber music as well as composers connected to him. 613-393-3798 SCARBOROUGH TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ August 6 to August 9 Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough Civic Centre Burrows Hall Community Park, Chinese Cultural Centre Scarborough, ON This year from August 6 to 9, the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival will deliver a top-notch lineup of artists never before seen in its five-year history. Jam-packed with tantalizing options, this annual event will feature JUNO award-winner Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Molly Johnson, JUNO award-winner Quique Escamilla, Buenavista Social Club legend Eliades Ochoa, Liberty Silver and many more. Artistic director Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo and his team have put together a delightful mix of music, instruments and new combinations designed to thrill the vibrant, multicultural audience as they celebrate the fifth anniversary in grand style. Music workshops will be held by some of our well-known performers such as Hilario Durán and Cuban master percussionist Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, as well as arts and crafts, international cuisine, dances, prizes, fresh farm produce, games for young children and corporate exhibits. Come and enjoy this cultural experience. 647-427-1403 SUMMER MUSIC IN THE GARDEN ➤ July 2 to September 13 Toronto, ON Returning this year is Harbourfront Centre’s annual Summer Music in the Garden concert series, presented by TD Bank Group. Experience the best classical music from around the world in the wonderfully serene Toronto Music Garden, most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm. This summer’s lineup includes Elinor Frey, Calum Graham, Michael Taylor and the Monsoon Trio, among many other notable artists. Concerts are free to the public. Guided tours of the Toronto Music Garden are available on Wednesdays at 11am and before the concerts on Thursdays at 5:30pm. Reservations are not required. Alternatively, you can take a self-guided tour with one of our audio players for . 416-973-4000 SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE ➤ July 31 to August 9 Toronto, ON This is a mini opera festival at the Robert Gill Theatre – conveniently located in the heart of the city. Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents to you the stars of tomorrow, as our young artists advance toward careers at the national and international levels. Spending the summer in their quest is sensible if the time is right and you are available. There is more – the SOLT 2015 Opera Workshop aims its super objectives at three great works for the stage: Martha, Der Vampyr and Ariadne auf Naxos. These productions provide a diversity of roles and an amazing variety of style, both vocal and dramatic. Come and visit with us this summer! 416-922-2912 G8 | Summer 2015

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL UPTOWN WATERLOO JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 17 to July 19 Waterloo, ON The Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is an annual 3-day FREE music festival held in Waterloo, Ontario, encouraging all genres of jazz. This year, in our 23rd season, we proudly present the Yellow Jackets, Oakland Stroke, KC Roberts & the Live Revolution, Joni NehRita, Tim Louis and more! We invite you to UpTown Waterloo for one of the country’s most anticipated jazz festivals. Visit our website for a full lineup and more details. 519-885-1921 SWEETWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ September 18 to September 20 Owen Sound and Leith, ON Artistic director Mark Fewer has once again crafted a superb concert experience, blending outstanding chamber performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians with a variety of education and outreach initiatives which include masterclasses, artist talks, and a “classical jam” session incorporating local and guest musicians. This year SweetWater welcomes Adrian Butterfield, Kenneth Slowik, Rachel Brown, Edwin Huizinga, Myron Lutzke, Drew Jurecka, Nadina Mackie Jackson and Daniel Taylor to its stages, among many other celebrated musicians. 2015 highlights include a “world’s smallest choir” performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass, as well as a new work from David Braid. The repertoire spans from the Early Baroque era to new music, within the classical and jazz genres. Venues: Leith Church and Georgian Shores United Church. 519-794-2083 TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE SUMMER FESTIVAL ➤ June 5 to June 17 Toronto, ON Musicians from around the world gather in Toronto for the annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. An intensive 14-day residency in instrumental and vocal baroque performance, the institute features four free concerts open to the public. See our website or call for more details. 416-964-9562 x241 TD MARKHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ August 13 to August 16 Unionville, ON The TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant four-day event featuring well-known jazz musicians of all genres, performing at venues on beautiful Main Street Unionville in Markham. The TD Markham Jazz Festival kicks things off on Thursday, August 13 with a ticketed event followed by a reception and silent auction at the Varley Art Gallery. From August 14 to 16, music lovers will enjoy over 25 free performances during the day and under the stars on three outdoor stages. Highlighted talent includes acclaimed Canadian and international artists performing all styles of jazz, from standards to Gospel to sizzling Latin! This will be complemented by street performances, and several restaurants along Main Street will present their own jazz combos. Come and enjoy all Main Street Unionville has to offer! 905-471-5299 TD-Newmarket jazz+ Festival Newmarket, ON TD-NEWMARKET JAZZ+ FESTIVAL ➤ July 31 to August 3 Newmarket, ON TD-Newmarket jazz+ Festival: a vibrant celebration of arts and culture offering many genres of music on multiple stages with a jazz-backbone, including pop, jazz, Motown, blues, R&B, big band, funk, Caribbean and steel drums, as well as a Visual Art Exhibition and live art demonstrations, dance, foods, characters, face-painters, water balls, music workshops and beer/wine gardens with craft beers. Creative Zone inside Lions Hall offers entertainment, food and activities for kids, teens and families. Location: Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket, a fiveminute walk to Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake. Enjoy a four-day getaway at the TD Newmarket jazz+ Festival. Festival July 31 to August 3. Accommodates everyone – seniors, families, teens, wheelchairs, strollers and even wellmannered family dogs! Advance tickets are discounted until July 1. 905-841-6893 TD SUNFEST ‘15: “CANADA’S PREMIER CELEBRATION OF WORLD CULTURES” ➤ July 9 to July 12 London, ON Celebrate the enchantment of summer with Canada’s premier FREE-admission festival of the global arts, now in its 21st year. Voted one of the Top 100 Destinations in North America (the American Bus Association), TD Sunfest transfigures Downtown London’s Victoria Park into a culturally diverse jewel where 35+ top world music and jazz groups representing almost every region of the planet entertain on five stages. This summer’s headliners range from legendary Cuban band Afro-Cuban All Stars to luminaries Breabach (Scotland), Spiro (England) and Paulo Flores (Angola). NEW this year is “Pan American Journey 2015” (supported by Celebrate Ontario). And with over 300 Park exhibitors, TD Sunfest ‘15 will whet festivalgoers’ appetites for scrumptious international cuisine and unique crafts and visual art. 519-672-1522 Summer 2015 | G9

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