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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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2005 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS A bouc 180 'music presenters are members of WholeNote magazine. Annually, in our October issue, we publish profiles of these members in our "blue pages". For the presenters which are only active during the summer months, however, we print the profiles in our June issue. Following are seventeen short profiles of summer music festivals, in their own words. This is not meant to be a comprehensive group of festivals; see our "A la carte" chart of 102 festivals across Canada for a better overview of all summer 2005 festivals. These descriptions will give you a taste of what summer has co offer musically this year, however, as the festivals profiled here are representative of the spectrum of what is happening this summer: they range from jazz to classical, from urban to country settings, and from downtown Toronto to rural Quebec settings. BROTT SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Hamilton, Ontario Brott Music Festival, from July l to August 18, 2005, celebrates its 18th season as Canada's largest orchestral music festival and opens Boston Pops-style. Its "boutiquestyle" programming.also includes jazz, chamber music, pops and family/education concerts throughout the Hamilton, Burlington, and Muskoka regions. Founded in 1988 by conductor Boris Brott, the 2005 program includes a "Connect the Classics" series, which explores the musical connec-tions between composers over the centuries. Package subscriptions available. The 2005 lineup includes world-class soloists, jazz artists and the National Academy Orchestra. The orchestra, founded by Brott, is recognized as Canada's National Orchestral School for its pairing of young music graduates with seasoned professionals from Canada's finest orchestras. 888-475·9377 905·525·7664 ELORA FESTIVAL Elora, Ontario The Elora Festival and the Elora Festival Singers start their next 25 years on July 8, 2005, with Haydn's masterful Creation as the annual summer Elora Festival brings to southern Ontario an unmatched programme celebrating the best of the human voice. From the vivid beauty of Haydn to the power and joy of the Harlem Gospel Choir and the serene luminescence of Christine Brandes, the month-long 26th Elora Festival presents a showcase of singers and songs in a tradition that has put the beautiful Ontario village of Elora CB squarely on Canada's musical map. This is the first time the Elora Festival Singers have released their full season schedule along with announcing the line-up for the Elora Festival. The Singers' 26th season features a collection of choral masterworks including Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's St. John Passion and Handel's Messiah, along with innovative programs such as Mozart's Letters, Amahl and The Night Visitors, and a salute to composers from the British Isles. 519-846·0331 FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIERE Joliette, Quebec Festival de Lanaudiere is the largest classical music festival in Canada, enjoyed by more than 50,000 visitors each year. Lanaudiere is proud to have presented in the past the likes of Cecilia Bartoli, Maxim Vengerov, Renata Scotto, Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Karita Mattila, Mstislav Rostropovich and so many others. Located in the city of Joliette, about thirty minutes from the eastern tip of the Island of Montreal, its covered 2000-seat Amphitheatre is truly unique. The site takes the form of a shallow basin in a vale belted by hundred-year-old trees, where open-air symphonic concerts are transformed into truly exceptional musical and acoustical experiences. The 2005 season runs from July 9 to August 7, hosting superstars such as pianists Nikola"i Lugansky and Alain Le

James Campbell Artistic Director Charles V..1 Stockcy Centre for the Performing Arts Parry Sound, Ontario FESTIVAL OFTHESOUND Parry Sound's world renowned summer Festival offers classical music and. jazz in a spectacular new concert hall right on the Parry Sound waterfront! Penderocki (· ····· · · SlrlngQuartol HIGHLIGHTS .... · ··· ·· · .... .... · .,,, .., . ,_.... I Gal 0 . c L v· I d n i i · T .a penmg oncert,, es io ons u RO)' - JULY 15 Winston Choi. Stockey Young Artist - JULY 17 ! Gryphop Trio performs the complete cycle of ! Mozart Piano Tdos - JULY 27 - 29 I ' I· I l COLL ABORATIONS - UNIQYE MEETINGS OF MUSICAL MINDS --- --... .. ... ... .. . artetto Gelato with the Arthur LeBlanc ?tring artt- JULY 19 Jane Bunnett and Spirits· of Ha'.Vana & Penderccki String lartet )ULY 31 Dancetheatre David Earle with Penderecki String artet - AUGVST 5 ---· · · . ..... .., .. ········ ··---·· · · r · · SUNSE.T ON THE BAY - MUSICAL CRUISES vVest Side Stories: Bernstein, Joplin and Gershwin -- JULY 17 Music of the Swing Era-AUGUST I· Elmer Iseler Singers -AUGUST 7 For a brochure, call 1-866-364-0061 TEL: 705.-746-24IO FAX: 705-746-5639 aox OFFICE: 42 James Street, Parry Sound E-MAIL WEB SITE: JUNE 1 - JULY 7 2005 G9

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