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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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It's combined June/July/August summer issue time with, we hope, enough between the covers to keep you dipping into it all through the coming lazy, hazy days. From Jazz Vans racing round "The Island" delivering pop-up brass breakouts at the roadside, to Bach flute ambushes strolling "The Grove, " to dozens of reasons to stay in the city. May yours be a summer where you find undiscovered musical treasures, and, better still, when, unexpectedly, the music finds you.


GREEN PAGES SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE Welcome to The WholeNote’s 12th annual easy links to participants’ own websites. Green Pages, a pot pourri of summer And visit The WholeNote’s own online festivals and events across the musical listings at map – offering classical, jazz, opera, folk, ask-ludwig where listings will be added world music and much more in a range of through the summer, and you will be able unique and beautiful locations. to search by date, geographic location, genre, keyword and more. Here you will find brief profiles of 40 widely diverse summer festivals THE 2016 GREEN PAGES TEAM and/or concert series, provided by PROJECT COORDINATOR: Karen Ages the presenters themselves. Detailed PROJECT EDITOR: Kevin King listings for many of them can be found LAYOUT & DESIGN: Susan Sinclair in our special summer listings section PROOFREADING: Sara Constant/ immediately following these listings Karen Ages and/or in our regular listings sections. WEBSITE: Bryson Winchester Visit the online version of this directory at For more information on our Green Pages, where contact or you will find additional photographs and phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26 ALL-CANADIAN JAZZ, PORT HOPE ➤ September 9 to 11 Port Hope, ON Google “Canadian Jazz” and you’ll find this three-day outdoor tented festival near the top of the list. The All-Canadian Jazz Festival was born 15 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 Brass Transit. Don’t miss Saturday evening’s farewell performance by an “All-Canadian Jazz Legend” with Chelsey Bennett opening. Stellar afternoon lineups include Dione Taylor, Amanda Martinez, Tia Brazda, Red Hot Ramble, the Marianne Trudel Quartet, the Jive Bombers, “Coltrane!” featuring Kirk MacDonald & Pat Labarbera and John MacLeod & the Rex Hotel Orchestra. 1-855-713-9310 BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 2 to 24 Toronto, ON A massive four-week celebration of music with over 12 stages, a StreetFest and approximately one 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, with jazz, blues, Latin, swing, global, world beat, big band, Dixieland, Afro-Cuban, funk, R&B, ska, soul and more. Featured events include musical performances at Woodbine Park, StreetFest, Taste of Jazz, Salsa Celebration, Beaches Tune Up Jazz Run and the Farmers Market Jazz Series. All of this is taking place at the 28th International Beaches Jazz Festival, July 2 to 24. Free for all ages. For a full schedule please visit www. 416-698-2152 BEATLES 50 T.O. ➤ June 18 to November 12 Toronto, ON It was 50 years ago that the Beatles last played Toronto. To mark the anniversary, Museums & Heritage Services is collaborating with curators, collectors, musicians, community partners and sponsors to create 60s-themed events. Take in walks, talks, exciting concerts and the exhibit “When the Beatles Rocked Toronto,” which looks at life in Toronto in the 60s, opening June 18 at the Market Gallery on the second floor of the St. Lawrence Market. Toronto was Canada’s Beatlemania epicentre – the only city where they performed all three years, 1964, 1965 and 1966 – and their impact was electrifying. Experience that unique era again or for the first time! Visit for all the details. Don’t miss any of the other musical events at the City of Toronto’s Historic Sites – go to Call 311 Westben Arts Festival Theatre Campbellford, ON G2 | Summer 2016

BROOKSIDE MUSIC ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL OF THE BAY ➤ July 7 to August 18 Midland, ON Now in its sixth year, Brookside Music Association presents “Festival of the Bay” in Midland between July 7 and August 18, bringing world-class music – from classical to jazz, from piano to brass – to the shores of Georgian Bay in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. This year features: July 7: Weston Silver Band; July 14: Tien Hsieh, piano; July 21: Sonic Escape Flute & Violin; August 4: Lafayette String Quartet; August 11: Anagnoson & Kinton piano duo; August 18: Hogtown Brass Quintet. All concerts will take place in our beautiful Midland Cultural Centre. 705-527-4420 BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 22 to August 18 Hamilton, Brantford, Waterdown and Ancaster, ON Now entering its 29th 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, world-class soloists, exuberant young orchestra and eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. A stunning array of great music in all its forms: classical, contemporary, chamber, opera, jazz, blues and rock. A fully-staged production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, a PopOpera of great vocal arias and ensembles, Verdi’s magnificent Requiem, music you know and love by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel – and what more could you want! 905-525-7664 CLASSICAL UNBOUND FESTIVAL ➤ August 13 to 26 Prince Edward County, ON World-calibre classical music and musicians, barns, wineries, beaches: concerts in unconventional contexts. The barn and winery venues are set among natural elements, and the vitality of the County’s gastronomic and viticulture scenes underlays the concerts’ intimacy and casualness – stripping away barriers to the music for you, the audience, and us, the musicians. Jessica Linnebach, violin; Joanna G’froerer, flute; Michelle Gott, harp; Rachel Mercer, cello; Sean Rice, clarinet; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Yosuke Kawasaki, violin; Jonathan Krehm, clarinet. Performing: Alwyn, Andriessen, Beaser, Debussy, Haber, Hindemith, Hoover, Morlock, Mozart, Mozetich, Muczynski, Poenitz, Ravel, Staniland, Stravinsky, Sung, Tansman, Villa-Lobos. A new, unique not-for-profit festival by musicians, taking classical music out of the concert hall and giving it to YOU. 613-567-1925 Brott Music Festival Hamilton, Brantford, Waterdown and Ancaster, ON CLEAR LAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 21 to 24 Riding Mountain National Park, MB The 11th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of one of Canada’s leading concert pianists, Alexander Tselyakov, has become an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar. The first of its kind and most exciting that Manitoba has to offer, this festival is a celebration of summer with classical music, jazz and outstanding musicians in the natural beauty of Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. The festival will take place in the third week of July, from the 21st to the 24th. For tickets or more information contact us by phone or email. See directions on our website. 204-571-6547 or 204-727-9631 ELORA FESTIVAL ➤ July 8 to 24 Elora, ON Experience world-class music in intimate settings this July at the Elora Festival! From choral and classical to world music and jazz – the Elora Festival has something for everyone! Featuring NYO Canada, Fubuki Daiko, the Elora Festival Singers, Molly Johnson, the Barra MacNeils, Russell Braun and more! 24 performances, six intimate venues, one world-class festival. Come celebrate with us July 8 to 24. Find out more on our website. 519-846-0331 Summer 2016 | G3

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