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Volume 8 Issue 9 - June 2003

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Continued from page 6 experience was profound. I will let them tell it in theirown words: "[My time on your] farm was one of the most satisfying experiences. in a long time. The levels that we were playing on were incomparable to anything I have ever done. I had the privilege of sitting beside Christie as a stand partner and playing chamber music with 8 string players, all very proficient at their instruments but at . the same time great people that I felt comfortable playing with." "Musically, the most increcjible , thing for me was the amount of creative energy all of the musicians had. The jam sessions that lasted late, late, late into the night, the drum PARTS WEST Kincardin:ympho.ny in the yp, I Barn: near Durham Elora ! '

Elpra Festival. The others are tenor. Benjamin Butterfield, and soprano, Anne Grimm, who will perform songs and duets by Faure, Kurt Weill, Messiaen and Randy Newman on July 12; on July 18 another couple, baritone, Russell Braun, and pianist, Carolyn Maule, will perform George Butterworth' s 1911 six song settings from A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad; the fourth couple, French Hom player.James Sommerville and soprano, Annette Be~anski, will perform a romantic program of music by Schumann, Schubert and traditional Irish songs. , KINCARDINEFESTIVAL Another musical couple, cellist, Simon Fryer, whose CD, "Music of a Life So Far," is among those offered as prizes to readers who send us a completed survey form (see ad on page 61 ), and pian\st, Lydia Wong, are t'wo of the outstanding faculty of the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, which takes place in the first two weeks of August. A school by day and a summer music festival by night, this festival on the shores of Lake Huron is one that I hope to "discover" this summer. Festival of the Sound Announces Gala Opening Season Charles W. Stockey Centre·for the Performing Arts July 18 to August 10, 2003 · The first music heard in the Charles W. Stockey 'centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound, Ontario will be sung by the Elmer ··1seler Singers and choir members from the Parry Sound community. Eleanor Daley, a native of Parry Sound, has been commissioned to write this new choral work. The first words, A song is born in Georgian Bay, are appropriate for a moment that represents the. realization of dreams and the ho_pe and potential present at every bitth. The Festival of.the Sound started in 1979 with three concerts in the Parry Sound High School gymnasium, presented by Anton Kuerti and Kristine Bogyo. They were soon joined in their vision of a Classical music festival held annually on the shores of Georgian Bay by the first of hundreds of volunteers who have worked to make the dream .a reality. Under the artistic directorship of Canadian clarinetist James Campbell since 1985, the Festival has grown to a 3!/2-week season with over 60 events, recognized as a destination for serious music lovers from far and wide. With the opening of the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, the Festivl!I of the Sound proudly steps onto the world stage with a performance facility worthy of the organization it has grown to be. Natural stone and wood is showcased in the Charles W. Stockey Festival Performance Hall, an intimate 480-seat hall, with the warmth and feel of a Georgian Bay cottage. Architect Keith Loffler has worked with Artec, the renowned New York acoustical firm, to achieve an ideal environment for the performance of chamber music. Lo,cated right on the shores of Georgian Bay with an expansive view of its famous sunsets from all levels of the lobby, the centre also provides an ideal setting for weddings or corporate events. In true Canatlian fashion, the building will also house the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in tribute to Parry Sound's most recognized native son. For a brochure or tickets, ·1-866-364-0061 lQra A Celebration est1val in Song July 11-August 3 Performances by classical English superstar Emma Kirkby and Canada's leading countertenor Daniel Taylor mark two highlights of this' summer's Elora Festival in the scenic Village of Elora, Ontario. The-Festival enters its 24th season under the direction of Noel Edison. The foundation of the Festival.'s programming centers on the human voice, one of the most expressive and direct forms of musical communication. The voice speaks directly to the heart in a unique and powerful way. The 2003 Elora Festival presents some of the most inspiring music and performers ever to be heard at the Festi'val. The concerts take place over four weekends. The classical vocal programmes boast the finest voices, including the international superstar, soprano Emma Kirkby who performs with countertenor Daniel Taylor, baritone Russell Braun, and soprano Karina Gauvin. The Festival is equally excited to· welcome such names as Carol Weisman, Jimmy Rankin and the dynamic young pianist David Jalbert. Opening Night includes the rarely heard Magnijicat by J.S. Bach's gifted son Carl Philipp Emanuel and Josef Haydn's well-loved Nelson Mass .. Additional performances include Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas, and the music of other composers such as Faure, Bruckner, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Martinu. Hear the music of Benjamin Butterfield, Amici Duo, Art of Time Ensemble, Oan Chameroy and Jackie Richardson, Maza Meze, The Emperor Quartet, The Maplewood Artists Collective, and members of the Penderecki Quartet: Included as always this year is the wellloved and renowned Elora Festival Singers. Hailed as one of the world's finest cham,~er choirs, the hallmark of the Singers' style is their rich, warm sound and clarity of texture, as well as their ability to perform an amazing range of repertoire. Visit us on-line at to view our complete programme, or call 519-846-0331 to order a brqchure. We invite you attend this intimate marriage of song and scenery at the 24th Elora Festival. junel - July 7 2003

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