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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

Anton Kuerti,

Anton Kuerti, pianistWhat are you doing this summer?I have a very busy summer, performing and giving master classesat Collingwood Festival, Festival des Hautes-Laurentides, Orford,Calgary's Morningside Music Bridge, Banff, Toronto SummerAcademy and Festival, Vermont Festival, Niagara InternationalChamber Music Festival, and the Chethams Piano Festivalin Manchester, UK.Is it a typical summer for you?This is more than I have usually done in the summer-usually Ihave taken August off entirely.How does music-making in the summer differ from the rest of theyear?Scenic locations, working intensively with groups of studentswhom I have not met before, performing with outstanding fellowartists, staying in one location for a whole week or more, and thepossibility of programming exotic repertoire.What are you looking forward to the most?Climbing some more mountains near Banff!Your most fond memory from a previous summer?Performing Hermann Goetz' wonderful Piano Quartet at Marlboro.Mary em To liar, singerWhat are you doing this summer?June 6 I'll be singing with the East Coast New World Orchestraled by Chris Church at the LuminaTO festival in Toronto. ThenI'm performing with Bharatanatyam dancer Lata Pada's company,Sampradaya Dance Creations, on June 10 at the CanadaDance Festival in Ottawa.The Maryem Tollar Ensemble performs with Alfred Gamiland Mohamed Aly from Cairo, Egypt on June 22 in Toronto, aconcert co-produced with Small World Music and the TD CanadaTrust Toronto Jazz Festival. Early July brings the ensembleto London, Ontario and Sunfest, while the end of the monthbrings the ensemble to Calgary, where we perform with Gamiland Aly again (July 25-27) as part of the Calgary Folk MusicFestival. Also as part of the Calgary festival, I teach a vocalworkshop on Arabic Music with Ernie Tollar. Then, in late July(28-29), the Ensemble is performing at the Ottawa ChamberMusic Festival, and in early August (1-3) at the Blue Skies Festival.I am teaching a vocal Arabic workshop, Ernie is teachingsaxophone, Arabic Flute, and world ensemble workshops fromAugust 3-10 at a Music Camp through the Ontario Music Centreat Lakefield College on Lake Katchewanooka. And finally, fromCONTINUES ON PAGE 1412 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMALL-CANADIAN }Azz FESTIVALSep 19 - 21 I Memorial Park,Port Hope, ON (Map D)The All-Canadian Jazz FestivalPort Hope highlights 13 ensemblesin a weekend celebration of the country'sbest jazz. Friday night's freeadmissionopener features theDanny Marks All-Star Blues Revue.Emilie-Claire Barlow plays theSaturday Night headline concert.Daytime concerts include MichaelOcchipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project,Laila Biali Trio with Guido Basso,CaneFire, Alex Cuba, and Nimmons'n'Nine ... Now. In Memorial Park,downtown Port Hope, one houreast of Toronto; park is licensedand there are food vendors on site.905-885-1938www.allcanadianjazz.caASHKENAZ FESTIVALAug 26 - Sep 1 I Harbour/rantCentre and other venues, Toronto,ON(Map B)One of the largest and most prestigiousevents of its kind anywherein the world, Ashkenaz 2008 willonce again feature the best of theglobal Yiddish/Jewish culturescene, from traditional and boundary-breakingKlezmer and Yiddishmusic, to diverse offerings in theatre,film, visual arts, literature, familyprogramming, participatorydance workshops, and theAshkenaz Parade. Headliners include:Jewish funk supergroupAbraham Inc. (featuring Fred Wesley,David Krakauer, and Socalled);Argentinian Yiddish Tango divaZully Goldfarb; legendary mandolinist/clarinetistAndy Statman;Ukrainian brass band KonsonansRetro; Kosher Gospel with JoshuaNelson, Dave Wall, and KenWhiteley; Sephardic music withPharaoh's Daughter, Mashala, andFlory Jagoda; and much more!416-979-9901www.ashke nazfestival. cornBAYFIELD FESTIVAL OF SONGJun 7 - 8 I Town Hall, Rayfield,ON (Map C)The Bayfield Festival of Song,Town Hall, Bayfield, Ontario. OnSaturday, June 7 at 11 am StephenRalls and Bruce Ubukata present arecital of music for piano duet,Schubert in the morning. On June 7at 8 pm soprano Nathalie Paulinand mezzo Anita Kraus sing a programmeof songs, duets and operatichighlights. The Bayfield CocktailBook is Sunday, June 8 at 2:30pm, with singers Lucia Cesaroni,Kathleen Promane, Colin Ainsworth,Benjamin Covey and pianistsStephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukatain an eclectic and effervescent programme,including Liebesleid-Liederby Canadian composer JohnGreer.416-735-7982www.aldeburghconnection.orgBLUE BRIDGE FESTIVALJun 6 - 8 I Sutton - JacksonsPoint and Lake Simcoe, ON(Map A)Chamber Music, Poetry, Songwriters,Choirs-and paddling Opera Singers!Brenda Muller, artistic director.Three concerts, 18 creative adventuresfeaturing chamber music, poetryand song. A canoe/kayak paddlewith opera singers, Children's Corner,historic horse-drawn wagontour, ferry ride and Strawberry Socialcombine with innovative concertprogramming to produce this remarkableevent. Festival hosts:Ardeleana (Elkinson, flute; Muller,cello; Maguire, piano), vocalistsWallis Giunta and Andrea Cerswell;poets Barry Dempster, Pat Keeney,and Travis Lane. Guests include:Yellow River Ensemble, TapestryChamber Choir, Marie-Lynn Hammond,Magoo, Robert Owen, ChippewaDrummers. Premiers: AliceHo (Chinese/Western Instruments),Jean Anderson (cello/piano).289-4 70-1099www. bluebridgefestival .cornBROTT MUSIC FESTIVALJun 14 - Aug 21 I Hamilton, ON(Map C)Brott Music Festival celebrates its21 st season as Canada's largest orchestralmusic festival. And featuresclassical, jazz, recital, popsand education concerts in greaterHamilton. 2008 guest artists includeJames Elmes, Sophie Milman,Lara St. John, John Fanning, andValerie Tryon. The Orchestra-inresidenceis the National AcademyOrchestra, Canada's only professionaltraining orchestra-youngmusic graduates are paired withprofessionals, both on and offstage.2008 performances includeBeethoven's Pastora le Symphonyand Dvorak's New World Symphonyand Firebird (1919). Season finaleis Gustav Mahler's magnificentResurrection Symphony. ArtisticDirector is the charismatic andinnovative Maestro Boris Brott.Subscription packages available.JUNE 1-JULY72008

www.brottmusic.com905-525-SONG or 888-475-9377CANADIAN GUITAR FESTIVALJ ul 17 - 20 I LoughboroughLake, Kingston, ON (Map D)Set on our very own campgroundon Loughborough Lake, only 8 kmnorth of Kingston, the CanadianGuitar Festival presents world classguitarists of both Canadian and internationalfame under our big-toptent. We celebrate our 5th seasonthis summer on the 40th anniversaryof 'Classical Gas' with ourvery special guest Mason Williams.Our evening concert schedule runsduring the first three days and weconclude the festival with the 5thAnnual Canadian Fingerstyle GuitarCompetition. Day, weekend orcamping passes are availablethrough www.ticketweb.ca. Swimming,children's playground andgreat food available.613-544-2267info@canadianguitarfestival.comwww.canadianguitarfestival.comCITY OF TORONTO HISTORIC MUSEUMS-Music in the OrchardJun 1, 8 & 15 I Spadina Museum,Toronto, ON (Map B)Spadina Museum: Historic Houseand Gardens (285 Spadina Road,beside Casa Loma) hosts its annualfree concert series in its verdantspring gardens. Featured artists thisyear are the Elspeth Poole Quintet(June 1, 1 :30-2:30 pm) performinga program of Mozart and Brahms;the Taffanel Wind Trio (June 8,1 :30-2:30 pm) performing an enchantingprogram of classical music;and VentElation (June 15, 1 :30-2:30 pm), a Toronto-based windoctetperforming works from thelate l 8th and early l 9th centuries.-Strawberry FestivalJun 24 I Spadina Museum,Toronto, ON (Map B)Strawberry shortcake never tastedso good. Fun family activities includingpainting, outdoor sculpture, origami,stilt walking, cookie decorating,jamand ice-cream making, andlive music from flutists Dani Campbell,Susan Williams and Faith Alspector., plus refreshments, includestour of the century-old mansion.416-392-6910www.toronto.ca/museumsCOLLINGWOOD Music FESTIVALThe New Life Brethren in ChristChurch, Collingwood, ON(Map C)Collingwood Music Festival's ninthyear includes Anton Kuerti (June21 ); Toronto Mendelssohn Choir(July 5); Etsuko Kimura, violin andpiano (July 1 O); Evergreen Club IndonesianGamelan Ensemble (July11); Triple Forte, violin, cello and piano(July 18); Yegor Dyachkov, celloand piano (July 19); Barra Mac­Neils (July 23); Nagata Shachu JapaneseDrumming Ensemble (July31 ); Richard Raymond, pianist (Augustl); NEXUS (August 9); ArloGuthrie (October 28); Mark DuBois(January 10, 2009). Our air-conditioned,comfortable and acousticallysuperior venue will make yourconcert experience one to remember.Tickets are available on line.1-888-283-1712www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comCoLouRs OF MusicSep 26 - Oct 5 I Barrie, ON(Map A)Colours ofMusic- 28 performancesheld noon, 2:30 pm and 8:00 pmmost days, held in churches throughoutBarrie - choirs, orchestras,quartets, pianists from across Can-J UN E 1 - J ULY 7 2008WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE. COM

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