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Volume 24 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2019

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In this issue: The Toronto Brazilian bateria beat goes on; TD Jazz in Yorkville is three years young; Murray Schafer's earliest Wilderness forays revisited; cellist/composer Cris Derksen's Maada'ookkii Songlines to close Luminato (and it's free!); our 15th annual Green Pages summer music guide; all this and more in our combined June/July/August issue now available in flipthrough format here and on stands starting Thursday May 30.

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Bankas, violin; Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan, Martin Roscoe, piano; James Campbell, clarinet; Paul Marleyn, cello; 3:30: Mendelssohn & Brahms. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Douglas McNabney, viola; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Adrian Fung, cello and others; 7:30: Just Friends. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Martin Roscoe, piano; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Karl Stobbe, Min-Jeong Koh, violin and others. ●●Aug 02 7:30: The Joni Book. Mandy Lagan, vocals with ORIGINS. ●●Aug 03 7:30: Jazz Canada: That Latin Flavour. Guido Basso, trumpet; Dave Young, bass; Terry Clarke,drums; Reg Schwager, guitar; David Restivo, piano. ●●Aug 04 2:00: Craig Harley & Friends. John Southworth and the South Seas; 7:30: Toronto All-Star Big Band: Party Like It’s 1940. ●●Aug 05 2:00: “And So We Began”. Bryan Cheng, cello; Sylvie Cheng, piano; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Moshe Hammer, violin; Glen Montgomery, piano and others; 6:30: Jazz Canada Cruise. Dave Young, Terry Clarke, David Restivo; Heather Bambrick, vocals. ●●Aug 06 5:30: Elegance at Seguin Valley. New Zealand String Quartet; Canadian Guitar Quartet; Moshe Hammer, violin. Fundraising dinner. ●●Aug 07 1:30: Gillian’s Viola. Gillian Ansell, viola; Joel Quarrington, double bass; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano; 3:30: Fables & Folk Tales. Cheng² Duo: Bryan Cheng, cello; Silvie Cheng, piano; 6:00: Discovery Concert. Continuum Contemporary Music; 7:30: Good Friends. New Zealand Summer Festivals String Quartet; James Campbell, clarinet. ●●Aug 08 1:30: A Family Affair. Alexander Tselyakov, Daniel Tselyakov, piano; Graham Campbell, guitar; James Campbell, clarinet; New Zealand String Quartet; 3:30: Canadian Guitar Quartet & Swiss Friends; 7:30: Haydn, Ravel & Mozart. New Zealand String Quartet; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Joel Quarrington, double bass;Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Canadian Guitar Quartet. ●●Aug 09 10:00am: Celebration Daytime Concerts; 10:30am: Celebration Musical Cruise; 7:30: Celebration Concert: Into the Future. ●●Aug 10 7:30: National Academy Orchestra. Boris Brott, conductor; Alexander Tselyakov, piano. The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition & Festival Aug 23 to 29 416-242-8601 For full festival details, see Green Pages and ETCeteras section. Guelph Jazz Festival Sep 11 to 15 Guelph, ON 519-763-4952 Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Heritage Music Festival Aug 7 to 11 Shelburne, ON 519-278-0016 All concerts at Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex, 200 Fiddle Park Lane, Shelburne except where noted. ●●Aug 07 7:00: Country Jamboree with Greg Holmes. ●●Aug 08 7:30: Country Superstars Live in Concert. ●●Aug 09 7:30: The Washboard Union. with Sweet Fire. ●●Aug 10 10:00am: 69th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championships – Playdowns; 2:30: Bands and Brews in the Fiddle Park; 6:30: 69th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championships - Finals. ●●Aug 11 10:00am: Non-denominational Church Service. Religious service. Highlands Opera Studio Jul 22 to Aug 26 Haliburton, ON 1-855-455-5533 Performances take place at various venues in Minden, Haliburton, and Orillia. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jul 31 8:00: From Opera to Broadway. ●●Aug 03 8:00: Pop Goes the Opera. ●●Aug 07 8:00: Celebrations! ●●Aug 10 8:00: Art of Song. ● ● Aug 15 8:00: Women in Opera: Then and Now. Suor Angelica: Lauren Margison, soprano (Suor Angelica); Sara Schabas, soprano (Suor Genovieffa); Megan Quick, mezzo (La Principessa); Louise-Andrée Baril, music director; Valerie Kunka, stage director; The Chair: Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo (Melanie); Sara Schabas, soprano (Vanessa); Jennifer Szeto, music director; Jessica Derventzis, stage director; Book of Faces: Carol Anne Roussel, soprano (Rachel); Megan Quick, mezzo (Stephanie); Jennifer Szeto, music director; Jessica Derventzis, stage director. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. Also Aug 17 (Orillia). ●●Aug 17 7:00: Women in Opera: Then and Now. See Aug 15. St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter St. N., Orillia. Also Aug 15(Haliburton). ●●Aug 20 8:00: Alumni Concert. Singers from previous years of the Highland Opera Studio in opera and musical theatre favourites including Mikayla Singer, soprano; Danielle MacMillan, mezzo; and Samuel Chan, baritone. ●●Aug 22 7:30: Ariadne auf Naxos. Casts vary. See website or daily listings for details. Opens Aug 22, 7:30pm. Also Aug 24(2pm), 25(2pm), 26(7pm). Honens Festival Sep 5 to 8 Calgary, AB 403-975-7438 Concerts take place in various venues in Calgary. Visit our website for further information. ●●Sep 05 4:30: Duo 19:21. Iwo Jedynecki, accordion; Aleksander Kryzanowski, piano; 7:30: Nicolas Namoradze: A Study in Etudes. Nicolas Namoradze, piano. ●●Sep 06 12:30: 176 Keys. Aleksander Kryzanowski, The State Choir LATVIJA CANADIAN DEBUT TOUR MĀRIS SIRMAIS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR JULY 3 – 5, 2019 XV LATVIAN FESTIVAL OF SONG AND DANCE IN CANADA TORONTO WWW.LATVIANSONGFEST.COM JULY 8 – 9, 2019 MUSIC AND BEYOND / MUSIQUE ET AUTRES MONDES OTTAWA WWW.MUSICANDBEYOND.CA JULY 12 – 13, 2019 ELORA FESTIVAL ELORA WWW.ELORAFESTIVAL.CA The New York Times has characterized the State Choir LATVIJA’s sound as “exquisite, beautiful and magnificent”. Celebrating its 77th season in 2019, the choir is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world, presenting the unique Latvian choral sound to audiences everywhere. Tour repertoire will include Baltic, Latvian-Canadian and international composers. They will present a seminar on Latvian choral traditions and a solo concert at each festival. Book your tickets now! Tour Producer: Laura Adlers The Adlers Agency (416) 948-0634 56 | June | July | August 2019

piano; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Nicolas Namoradze, piano; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; 7:30: Pedja Muzijevic: Bach Dialogues. Pedja Muzijevic, piano; 9:30: Bison Noir - Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers. Gabriele Kahane, composer/piano/singer; special Hohens Festival guest artists. ●●Sep 07 1:00: Storytellers: Same, Only Different. Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano; Jonathan Love, narrator; Iwo Jedynecki, accordion; William Fedkenheuer, violin; 3:00: Alexina Louie @ 70. Alexina Louie, composer; Katherine Duncan, host; Katherine Chi, piano; Nicolas Namoradze, piano; Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Select piano students from Calgary; 7:30: Miró Quartet with Jon Kimura Parker: Love Triangle. Kincardine Summer Music Festival Aug 12 to 17 Kincardine, ON 519-396-9716 Detailed listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. XV Latvian Festival of Song & Dance in Canada Jul 4 to 7 Toronto, ON 416-948-0634 Performances take place at various venues in Toronto. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jul 04 3:30: Concert of Latvian Sacred Music. Latvija State Choir; and others; Lauma Akmene, organ; Ilze Paegle, soprano; Maris Sirmais and Brigita Alks, conductors. ●●Jul 05 4:00: Concert of Latvian Orchestral and Chamber Music. Laura Zarina, violin; Arthur Ozolins, piano; Janis Laurs, cello; and others; members of COC orchestra; Maris Sirmais, conductor; 7:30: State Choir Latvija Canadian Concert Debut. Maris Sirmais, conductor. ●●Jul 06 3:00: Mass Choir Concert. ●●Jul 07 4:00: Folk Dance Spectacle. Raxtu Raxti folk ensemble; 300-voice festival choir; over 1000 Latvian folk dancers. Leith Summer Festival Jun 29 to Aug 24 419134 Tom Thomson Lane Leith, ON 519-664-2092 All concerts at Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith. ●●Jun 29 7:30: Amor. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Robert Kortgaard, piano. For further details please see Green Pages and the festival’s website. Luminato Jun 7 to 23 Toronto, ON 416-368-4849 Performances take place at various venues in Toronto. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jun 06 8:00: Kira: the Path/La Voie (premiere). Lua Shayenne Dance Company. Also Jun 7(8pm), 8(8pm), 9(3pm). ●●Jun 13 8:00: Obeah Opera. Also Jun 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22(all at 8pm). ●●Jun 18 8:00: The Cave. Also Jun 19(8pm), 20(8pm), 21(8pm), 22(8pm), 23(2pm). ●●Jun 19 7:00: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook. Russell Braun, baritone; Serouj Kradjian, piano. Also June 20(7pm), 21(7pm), 22(7pm), 23(2pm). Markham Village Music Festival Jun 14 to 15 Main Street Markham Rd. Markham, ON 647-983-9054 Detailed listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Montreal Chamber Music Festival Jun 7, 11 to 16 Montreal, QC 514-489-7444 Performances take place at various venues in Montreal. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jun 07 8:00: Gregory Charles: L’Air du Temps. Gregory Charles, piano and entertainer. ●●Jun 11 12:00 noon: BMO Hottest Classical Artists Under 30! Bruno Tobon, Denis Brott, cello. Includes free snack; 5:00: The Beethoven Symphonies Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt. Alexander Ullman, piano. Complete listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Music and Beyond Jul 4 to 18 Ottawa, ON 613-241-0777 Detailed listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Music Mondays May 6 to Sep 2 Church of the Holy Trinity Toronto, ON 416-598-4521 x223 All concerts at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. Admission is PWYC (suggested donation of ). ●●Jun 03 12:15: Acquired Taste Choir. Proceeds donated to a local charity. ●●Jun 10 12:15: Heine’s Buch der Lieder. James McLean, tenor; William Aide, piano. ●●Jun 17 12:15: In Concert. Andrew Sords, violin; Cherul Duvall, piano. ●●Jun 24 12:15: If I Only Had A Brain: The Songs of Harold Arlen. Ilana Waldston, singer. ●●Jul 01 12:15: Jason Wilson’s Sumach Roots. Jason Wilson Band. ●●Jul 08 12:15: Unspoken Poetry. Interro String Quartet. ●●Jul 15 12:15: Chamber Music Concert. Marco Verza, clarinet; Odin String Quartet. ●●Jul 22 12:15: A Musical Journey Through China & Iran. Wendy Zhou, Chinese pipa; Padideh Ahrarnejad, Persian tar; Ali Massoudi, percusssion. ●●Jul 29 12:15: Journey to Klezmer. Jonno Lightstone; Brian Katz Klezmer Duo. ●●Aug 05 12:15: War of the Foxes. Stanford Cheung. ●●Aug 12 12:15: The Ageless Beauty of Maturity. Albert Seo, cello; Tristan Savella, piano. ●●Aug 19 12:15: Michael Arnowitt’s ImproVisions Jazz Quartet. ●●Aug 26 12:15: Of Foreign Lands and Peoples. Kevin Ahfat, piano. ●●Sep 02 12:15: Penrose Trio. Musique Royale Jun 1 to Sep 1 Across Nova Scotia 902-692-8081 Detailed listings available on festival website. For general description, see Green Pages. National Youth Orchestra of Canada Jul 21, 22, 25, 27, 29 416-532-4470 See festival or venue websites for details. ●●Jul 21 5:30: Ottawa Chamberfest. ●●Jul 22 7:30: Maison Symphonique de Montréal. ●●Jul 25 7:30: Festival of the Sound. ●●Jul 28 4:00: Stratford Summer Music. ●●Jul 29 7:30: Koerner Hall, Telus Centre. OperaMuskoka Festival Aug 20 to 23 Bracebridge and Windermere, ON 2 weekends in Picton 705-765-1048 Detailed listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Orchestra Breva – Eroica: A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Laura Secord May 25, 26, Jun 20, 21, 23 Windsor, Tecumseh, Ingersoll, Brantford, and Niagara, ON 519-980-1113 ●●Jun 20 8:00: Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum. 290 Harris St., Ingersoll. ●●Jun 21 8:00: Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. ●●Jun 23 2:00: Queenston Heights Park Bandshell, 14184 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Ottawa Chamberfest Jul 25 to Aug 8 Ottawa, ON 613-234-6306 Detailed listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival Sep 13 to 22 Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Picton, ON 613-393-3798 6 INSPIRED CONCERTS! Gryphon Trio Jamie Parker Julie Nesrallah Robert Kortgaard True North Brass Aloysia Friedman Les Violons Du Roy Charles Richard-Hamelin Jon Kimura Parker New Orford String Quartet SEPTEMBER 13-22 16 YEARS Artistic Directors ~ New Orford String Quartet Jamie Parker June | July | August 2019 | 57

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