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Volume 13 - Issue 7- April 2008

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WEBWALKER'S SPECIALSummer Festivalearly bird guideThough the remnants of Old Man Winter's work are stillon the ground and in the air, spring has begun and with thatthe knowledge that summer is on its way. The crocuses arestarting to bloom and with them the first ideas of how tospend those long summer days and nights.We think it's the perfect time to start nurturing the budsof plans for summer getaways that will rejuvenate andrestore our musical selves after a long, hard winter.Here's the details for the abundant garden of festivalshappening in and around Ontario this summer. Fromclassical to jazz, world to early, in barns and by lakes, inforests or right in the heart of the city, we've got summermusic festival seedlings aplenty .We've listed the festivals in alphabetical order so youcan find your festival of choice easily, and also have listedthem by date in case you want to find out which festivals fitinto your schedule and time off.Each festival's website is listed for easy researching.We've also included a phone number for those who don'thave access to the internet. Due to the early date, somefestivals are not finalized yet, and in those cases, we'veindicated when the information will be available. Keepingyour eye on festivals' websites is the best way to keep upto-datewith the latest information on each festival.Look for our more complete coverage of summer musicfestivals in our June and July-August issues. But startplanning now, the time is ripe for the seeds of summermusic to be planted in our minds and hearts ...95.3 Country Canada DayFestival (Toronto, ON)July 1416-534-1191www .country953. cornAshkenaz: A Festival of NewYiddish Culture(Toronto , ON)August 30 - September 1416-973-4000www .harbourfrontcentre.comBanff: A Rocky MountainHigh (Toronto, ON)June 26 - 29416-973-4000www .harbourfrontcentre.comBarrie Waterfront Festival(Barrie, ON)Mayl7-19416-698-2152www .barriewaterfront.caBeaches International JazzFestival (Toronto, ON)July 18 - 27416-698-2152www.beachesjazz.comBeats, Breaks & CultureElectronic music festival(Toronto, ON)July 4 - 6416-973-4000www .harbourfrontcentre. cornNo Strings Theatre ProductionsBarrie'sis now registering for itsSUMMER MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAMFOR TEENS+ (13-21) JULY 7-31, 2008-----::r!Z----i classes in singing, acting, dancing[~~\Ji1j ll, This year's production is "Into the Woods" ®""-·~ --J : Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,l \,;,-l -'\• Book by James Lapine\ iJ:f,~b ,,.,.JY,,: * MUSIC THEATRE CONTEST*Details: www.nostringstheatre.com(416) 588-5845Colours of Music54 WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COMBlue Bridge Music Festival(Sutton, ON)June 6 - 8289-4 70-1099www.bluebridgefestival.comBrass in the Grass Music andArt Festival (Toronto, ON)June 7 - 8416-201-7093www. brassinthegrass. eaBrott Music Festival(Hamilton, ON)1-888-475-9377www.brottmusic.comCalling South Asia(Toronto, ON)August 8 - 10416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comCanada Day HarbourfrontCentre Festival (Toronto, ON)July 1416-973-4000www . harbourfrontcentre. cornCanadian Guitar Festival &Sth Annual Fingerstyle GuitarCompetition (Kingston, ON)July 17 - 201-888-506-1418www .canadianguitarfestival. cornCanadian Open Old TimeFiddle Championship(Shelburne, ON)August 6-10519-925-2600 ext. 238www .shelburnefiddlecontest.on.caCelebrating tIRgAN PersianFestival (Toronto, ON)July 18 to July 20416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comCisco Ottawa Bluesfest(Ottawa, ON)July 3 - 13(lineup TBA April 23)1-866-258-3748www.ottawabluesfest.ca1111Clear Lake Chamber MusicFestival (Riding MountainNational Park, MB)August 1 - 4204-571-6457www .clearlakechamberfesti val. cornCollingwood Music Festival(Collingwood, ON)Various days, April to August1-888-283-1712www .collingwoodmusicfesti val .cornColours of Music (Barrie, ON)September 26 - October 5705-725-0170www. coloursofrnusic .eaCorso Italia Toronto Fiesta(Toronto, ON)July 4 - 6www.torontofiesta.comDomaine Forget InternationalFestival (Charlevoix, QC)Dates TBA, Website to beupdated mid-April418-452-8111www. domaineforget. cornDowntown Oakville JazzFestival (Oakville, ON)August 6 - 10905-844-4520www .oakvillejazz.comElectric Eclectics Festival(Meaford, ON)August 1 - 3519-378-9899www. electric-eclectics. cornElora Festival(Elora, ON)July 11 - August 31-888-747-7550www .elorafestival .cornFergus Scottish Festival andHighland Games (Fergus, ON)August 8 - 101-866-871 -9442www. fergusscottishfestival .cornFestival International de Jazzde Montreal (Montreal, QC)June 26 - Jui 6A PRIL 1 - M AY 7 2008

1-888-515-0515,www .montrealjazzfest.comFestival of the Sound(Parry Sound, ON)July 18 - August 101-866-364-0061www . festi valofthesound .eaFestival Orford(Orford, QC)June 20 - August 161-800-567-6155www .arts-orford.orgThe Forest Festival(Haliburton Highlands, ON)August 22 - 31705-754-4167www. theforestfestival .cornFrancoFolies de Montreal(Montreal, QC)July 23 - August 31-888-444-9114www.francofolies .comGlimmerglass Opera(Cooperstown, NY)July 5 - August 24607-547-2255www .glimmerglass.orgGrand River Baroque Festival(Ayr, ON)June 13 - 15519-404-5757www .grbf.caGuelph Jazz Festival(Guelph, ON)September 3 - 7519-763-4952www .guelphjazzfesti val. cornHillside Festival (Guelph, ON)July 25 - 27519-763-6396www. hillsidefestival .eaHome County Folk Festival(London, ON)July 18 - 20519-432-4310www . homecounty .eaHot and Spicy Food Festival(Toronto, ON)August 15 - 17416-973-4000www .harbourfrontcentre.comHuntsville Festival of the Arts(Huntsville, ON)July 3 - August 281-800-663-ARTSwww.huntsvillefestival.on.caHuntsville Jazz Festival(Huntsville, ON)July 30 - August 31-800-663-ARTSwww. huntsvillearts .corn/festivalhighlights jazzfestival. htmlIndian River Festival(Kensington, PEI)July 4 - August 241-866-856-3733www. indianri verfesti val. cornA PR I L 1 - M AY 7 2008Island Soul Pan-Caribbeanfestival (Toronto, ON)August I - 4416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comKincardine Summer MusicFestival (Kincardine, ON)August 3 - August 161-866-453-9716www.ksmf.caLanaudiere Festival(Joliette, QC)July 7 - August 5450-759-7636www.lanaudiere.orgLive from the Rock FolkFestival (Red Rock, ON)August 8 - 10807-886-2741www .1 i vefromtherock. cornLuminaTO (Toronto, ON)June 6 - 15416-368-3100www .luminato.comMariposa Folk Festival(Orillia, ON)July 4 - 6705-326-3655www. mariposafolk. cornMarkham Jazz Festivalllth Anniversary (Markhamand Unionville, ON)August 15 - 17905-471-5299www. markham jazzfesti val . cornMarkham Village MusicFestival (Markham Village, ON)June 20 - 21905-472-2022www .markham-festival.orgMill Race Festival of TraditionalFolk Music(Cambridge, ON)August I - 3519-621-7135www .millracefolksociety .corn/festival. htmMix 99.9 FM Beachfest(Toronto, ON)August 31416-922-9999www .999mixfm.comMontreal Baroque Festival(Montreal, QC)June 20 - 23514-845-7171www . montreal baroque. cornMontreal Chamber MusicFestival (Montreal, QC)May I - 241-877-489-7 444www.festivalmontreal.orgMuhtadi International DrummingFestival (Toronto, ON)June 6 - 8, Benefit on April 26416-504-3786www .muhtadidrumfest.comMusic at Port MilfordChamber Music Festival(Milford, ON)July 25 - August 16613-476-7735 (summer)www.mpmcamp.orgMusic at Sharon (Sharon, ON)June 1, 8, 15, 22416-597-7840www. sharontemple. eaMuskoka Lakes Music Festival(Port Carling, ON)June 25 - August 29705-765-1048,www.artsinmuskoka.comNiagara InternationalChamber Music Festival(Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)July 21 - August 161-877-687-3378www. niagaramusicfest. cornOrangeville Blues and JazzFestival (Orangeville, ON)June 5 - 81-888-79BLUESwww. orangevi llebluesand jazz. eaOshawa Jazz and BluesFestival (Oshawa, ON)August 4 - August 10905-743-0770www .oshawajazzandbluesfestival.comOttawa International ChamberMusic Festival (Ottawa, ON)July 26 - August 9613-234-8008www.chamberfest.comOttawa International JazzFestival (Ottawa, ON)June 20 - July 11-888-226-4495www .ottawajazzfestival.comPrince Edward County JazzFestival(Prince Edward County, ON)August 14 - 17613-476-8416 ext. 50www. pee.on. ea/jazz festPrince Edward County MusicFestival(Prince Edward County, ON)September 18 - 20613-393-3798www. pecmusicfestival .corntfieWWW.THEWHOL EN OTE.COMPride Week (Toronto, ON)June 20 - 29www.pridetoronto.comRitmo y Color Latin Americanfestival (Toronto, ON)July 11 - 13416-973-4000www. harbourfrontcentre. cornSound of Music Festival(Burlington, ON)June 12 - 15905-333-6364www.soundofmusic.on.caSound Travels Festival ofSound Art(Toronto Islands, ON)July 1 - October I416-516-7413www. soundtravels. eaStratford Summer Music(Stratford, ON)July 21 - August 17tickets go on sale April 151-800-567-1600www .stratfordsummermusic.caSummer Music in the Garden(Toronto, ON)June 26 - September 14Thursdays evenings and Sundayafternoons416-973-4000www. harbourfrontcentre. cornSunFest '08: A Celebration ofWorld Cultures (London, ON)July 3 - 6519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caSweetWater Music Weekend(Owen Sound, ON)September 19 - 21519-376-3517www.swmw.caTD Canada Trust TorontoDowntown Jazz Festival(Toronto, ON)June 21 - July I416-928-2033www.torontojazz.comTELUS TAIWANfest: Worldin an Island (Toronto, ON)August 24 - 26416-973-4000www. harbourfrontcentre. cornBEACH SUMMER_ VOICEPD 'OGOAM J1. Summer Intensive forru 1'- }1.duft SingersJuly 17-21 Choral Week: Ensembles &SolosJuly 24-28 Opera Week: Ensembles & Solos(J)ai[y Lessons anif :M.astercfasses, Sma[[ Cfasses:Marjorie Sparfi,J,}l.rtistic !l)irector416.893.8648mheitshu@sympatico.cawww.marjoriesparksvoicestudio.comSS

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