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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

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August 10-16I will beattendingSimonShaheen'sArabic MusicRetreat inSouth Hadley,Massachussetts.Is it a typicalsummer foryou?Every summeris differentbecauseI usuallyplay atdifferentfestivalseach yearand thereforeI'm in differentparts ofthe country.And this isthe first timeI am bringinginternationalguest artistswith me on part of my tour.How does music-making in the summer differ from the rest of theyear?During the year, things are also very unpredictable from one yearto the next. I'm involved in so many different and varied projectsthat it always keeps things very interesting. During the year, Ialso have to take my children's schedules into account. My oldestchild (my daughter) is in school, so just having that schedulekeeps us busy- my husband and I have to work around that schedule.What are you looking forward to the most?I most look forward to bringing our guests from Egypt. They aresuch amazing players and such lovely people. It's going to begreat to have them here with us.Your most fond memory from a previous summer?One great thing about the summer season is that I get to see/playwith people who I don't get to see that often, whether they alsolive in Toronto- or on the other side of the country-or the world.It's usually in nice environments, at the festivals, etc. and thenice weather just makes things even better.Pius Cheung, marimba playerWhat are you doing this summer?This summer, I have several concert tours. One to Europe earlierin the summer. And then to South America. In between, there issome time, not a lot, for me to compose and work on some unfinishedcompositions of mine. And also because I publish my ownmusic, I have to edit the print copies of my pieces for the printerand then publish. And of course, I am most enthusiastic aboutStratford Summer Music. It is an honour to perform in my homecountry of it a typical summer for you?Somewhat. As my career develops, more and more concertscome by. And I am very happy about that.CONTINUES ON PAGE 1614 WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COMada and around the world. Belgium'sArriaga String Quartet serves asthis year's Quartet-In-Residence,performing concerts with clarinetistJames Campbell, Italian pianistGabriele Baldocci and the PendereckiString Quartet. The ElmerIseler Singers with True North Brasscelebrate the music of Howard Cable.CBCs Rick Phillips narratesProkofiev's Peter & the Wolf withpianist Jason Cutmore and organistDaniel Sullivan. Prize-winningPrimus Mens Choir and AmabileBoys Choir.705-725-1070www.coloursofmusic.caDOWNTOWN 0AKVILLE}AZZ FESTIVALAug 7 - 10 I Downtown Oakville,ON(MapB)Small Town Charm, Big Time Jazz!Celebrating its l 6th year, the 2008Downtown Oakville Jazz Festivalwill begin with a ticketed performanceat the Oakville Centre for thePerforming Arts on Thursday, August7. Moving into the weekend, theevent will play host to a variety oftalented jazz musicians, a number ofwhom are world renowned. Experiencea touch of Bourbon Streetright here in down town Oakville withthree large outdoor stages and apatio on every corner. Come andenjoy these four days of great jazzpaired with incredible shopping, andfantastic summer dining!905-844-4520www.oakvillejazz.comELORA FESTIVALJui 11 - Aug 3 I Gambrel Barnand various churches, Elora, ON(Map C)The 2008 Elora Festival is Bringingthe World of Music to Elora.The 29th season begins with Handel'sSolomon, and we are thrilledto welcome Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.The Classical Series includes AndreLaplante, Destina, and the Choirof Trinity College Cambridge. TheJazz and Popular series hosts RonSexsmith, Black Umfolosi, Hot Fusion,and Taiko ! The Chamber Seriesincludes a Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTrilogy, and six other performanceswith works from Bach to Scarlatti.The Starlight Series presents theDivas of Jazz, and the Elora FestivalSingers round out the seasonwith their Choral Series.519-846-0331 or 1-888-747-7550www.elorafestival .cornFESTIVAL DE LANAUDIEREJui 5 - Aug 3 I Joliette, QC(Map D)A short drive from Montreal, theFestival de Lanaudiere is one ofthe most highly regarded classicalmusic festivals in North America.The Festival is mainly dedicated toclassical music (large-scale symphonicand choral works, intimatechamber music, recitals) and bringstogether some of the greatest artiststhe world has to offer. TheAmphitheatre is an exceptional facilitywhich can seat 2,000 spectatorsin sheltered comfort, while thelawn can accommodate an additional6,000 out under the stars. To receivethe season brochure contact the Festival:1-800-561-4343www.lanaudiere.orgFESTIVAL OF THE SOUNDJui 18 - Aug 10 I Charles WStockey Centre for the PerformingArts, Parry Sound, ON (Map A)The 29th annual Festival of theSound- Canada's premier summerchamber music event- takes placeat the Charles W. Stockey Centrefor the Performing Arts in ParrySound, on beautiful Georgian Bay.Featuring noon, afternoon andevening concerts, musical cruisesand a Jazz Canada weekend. 2008performances include the NEWFestival Chamber Orchestra, TrinityCollege Choir (Cambridge University),Carmina Burana, a Nightof Grand Opera, the GryphonTrio, The Virtuoso Violin, MosheHammer, Rian de Waal, the ElmerIseler Singers, New Zealand StringQuartet, Peter Appleyard, PhilNimmons, and a Canada Day cruisewith Shores of Newfoundland.James Campbell, artistic director.1-866-364-0061 or 705-746-2410www. festivalofthesound. eaTHE FOREST FESTIVALAug 22 - 31 I Haliburton Forestand Wildlife Reserve, ON(Map A)The Forest Festival - Eco-Arts inCanada s Haliburton Highlands.The festival's 2008 season is presentedby R. Murray Schafer's PatriaMusic/Theatre. Our excitingline-up of concerts, performancesand artists includes: Mary Lou Fallis,Canada's foremost musical comedienne,with Peter Tiefenbachperforming Primadonna Goes IntoThe Woods; OnnanoKo , a highoctaneall woman Taiko DrummingEnsemble, presenting Drumming toJUNE 1 - JULY 7 2008

the Stars; Porkbelly Futures, a folk/roots legend-in-waiting, with awardwinningauthor Paul Quarringtonand, back by popular demand, TheForest Festival Brass featuring StuartLaughton. All this plus woodlanddance performances, forest ecologyseminars with R. MurraySchafer, and a wilderness art showunder the direction of Reinhard Reitzenstein.What a festival!705-754-4167www. theforestfestival .cornGRAND RIVER BAROQUE FESTIVALJun 13 - 15 I Ayr and Cambridge,ON (Map C)The Grand River flows 300 kilometresthrough southwestern Ontario,and lends its name to a regionnear the city of Kitchener, wherean annual Baroque music festivalhas taken place since 2002. Eachsummer, a series of concerts bringsthe rich heritage and diversity ofthe Baroque repertoire to audiencesfrom Ontario and beyond. Theperformances began in the spectacularBuehl ow Barn in Ayr, and havesince expanded to include venuesin downtown Cambridge. In 2006,Kevin Mallon was appointed artisticdirector of the Festival, andthe Aradia Ensemble became Orchestrain Residence.HARBOURFRONT CENTREFESTIVALS-World Routes 2008519-404-5757www.grbf.caJun - Sep I Harbour/rant Centre,Toronto, ON (Map B)WORLD ROUTES 2008: Free accessto world-classical concerts.Classical music aficionados rejoice!This year Harbourfront Centre featurestop Canadian and Internationalartists in a series of free classicalmusic concerts at WORLDROUTES 2008 (June to September).Highlights include performancesby The Gryphon Trio and excerptsfrom the Canadian operasFilumena and Frobisher, during ARocky Mountain High: The BanffCentre (June 27 to 29); a CanadaDay performance by the ManitobaChamber Orchestra (July l);Classical Persian artists from Iranat Tirgan: Iranian Festival, July 17-20; and virtuoso performancesthroughout South Asia Calling,August 8-10. What Is Classical?(July 25 to July 27) is a new festivaloffering three days of innovativeJ UNE 1 - J UL Y 7 2008concerts that will have audiencesquestioning the boundaries of classicalmusic.-What Is Classical?Jui 25 - 27 I Harbourfront Centre,Toronto, ON (Map B)Question definitions of classicalmusic this summer at HarbourfrontCentre. Have you ever wonderedWhat Is Classical? HarbourfrontCentre answers with various musicand dance forms featured at ournew World Routes festival, July 25until July 27. Explore Classical andOperatic music from South Asia,China, Africa and beyond in an atmospheredesigned to make the genremore accessible to audiences ofall ages.Musical highlights include NewYork City's East Village OperaCompany, who blend pop-rock andopera, and transport classical musicinto the 21 st century. U.S-basedEither/Orchestra combine the agilityand freedom of a jazz comboand the deep grooves of Ethiopiantraditions. Toronto's own Queen ofPuddings Music Theatre provide aforward-thinking approach to classicalopera with an original work.Other Opera themed performancesinclude Beijing opera Master SunYuan Chen and an opera for familiesby Cotton Robes Theatre.416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comHIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIOAug I Haliburton, ON (Map A)Highlands Opera Studio embarkson its second season with ArtisticDirectors Richard Margison andValerie Kuinka. Opera singersspend three intensive weeks honingvarious aspects of their craftunder the tutelage of some of Canada'stop opera professionals andthen perform in an Opera ExcerptsConcert (August 15) and threeevenings featuring two one-actcomedic operas. (August 25, 27 and29). Master classes are also scheduledfor August 7, 8 and 9 in Minden.All other performances takeplace at the Northern Lights PerformingArts Pavilion in Haliburton.705-457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caHIGHLANDS SUMMER FESTIVALJui 7 - Aug 5 I Northern LightsPerforming Arts Pavilion, Haliburton,ON (Map A)The Highlands Summer Festivalfeatures two concerts: DoubleENJOY THREE DAYS OF MAGNIFICE NT BARO Q UEMUSIC, JUST ONE HOUR WEST OF TORONTOGRAND RIVERBAROQ_UEFE ST I VALKEVJUNE 13, 14 &15TICKETS 519-578-1570OR l-800-265-8977The Centre in theSquare Box Officewww.centre-square.comI N MA LLON.ARTISTI C DIRE CTORMUSIC AT PORT MILFORDFESTIVAL PERFORMANCES 2008Takai String QuartetVisit "The County" andexperience world classchamber music in a locationknown for its exquisitebeaches, historic homes, biketours, antiques, local artistsand exciting new vineyards.Friday nights at 8:00 PMSt. Mary Magdalene Church, Picton OntarioWINDERMERE TRIO, JULY 25PORT MILFORD FACULTY ARTISTS, AUGUST 1TOKAI STRING QUARTET, AUGUST 8TOKAI STRING QUARTET, AUGUST 15Ticket Information: Single tickets /Students Festival pass I Students Tickets available at door orBooks on the Bay, Picton; Quinte Arts Council, Bellevilleand Grande Theatre, KingstonFor further 613-476-7647WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 15

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