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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

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... SECTION 4: JazzLeyland Gordon. Jun 12 Kevin lluain, Meta/­wood. Jun 13 Hogtown Syncopatros, DavidFrench, Meta/wood. Jun 14 Abbey's Melt·down, The Homeless, N.X.N.E. Festival. Jun15 Sisters of Sheynville, Dr. Nick Blues,Cooler Heads, Dave Young Duarte!. Jun 16Griffith-Hiltz Trio, Ari Hoenig & Punk Bob.Jun 17 Peter H11/ Ensemble, Rex Jall Jam.Jun 18 Shannon Butcher, Rex Annual Play·er's Party. Jun 19-29'h Toronto Down·town Jazz Festival: The Rex Hotel's Saxo·phone Summit: Pat laBarbera, Phil Dwyer,Lester Mclean, David Binney, RichBrown's Rinse the Algorithm, P.R. D. Jer·ome Godboo & David Rotundo, Laura Hubert,Ted's Warren Commission, BuddyAquilina, George Grossman, David French,P.J. Perry, Peter Hill, John Macleod's RexHotel Drchestra, Richard Whiteman Trio,Nordic Connect, The Deborahs, JakeWilkinson, Seamus Blake w/ Joel HaynesTrio, Worst Pop Band Ever, Justin Bacchus,Donny Mccaslin, Karine Chap·delaine, Sara Dell, Alex Dean,,Abbey's Meltdown, The TJD, Chris HuntTentet, Melissa Stylianou, John Ellis, TheBotos Brothers, New Excelsior TraditionalJau Band, Freeway Dixieland Septet,Club Django, Barry Romberg's RandomAccess large Ensemble w/ Hugh Marsh.Saint T ropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live music 7 days a weekSpezzo Ristorante140 York Blvd. Richmond Hill 905-886-9703Live jazz every Thursday.The Stone Grill518 Winchester Street 416-967-6565www.stonegrillonwinchester.comEvery Sun Jazz Brunch with Archie Alleyne,Robi Botos, Artie Roth. Jun 1 Kol/age/TheRhythm Section: Special Song Dedicationsto Kairi.Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416· 778· 7333www.tenfeettall.caLast Sun of Every Month Girls Night DutVocalists Jam. Jun 1 Gone Fussion. Jun 8 Thelesters Feat. Tory Cassis. Jun 15 Scott KemptTrio. Jun 22 Dave Hutchinson Trio, Justin Bae·chus lluintet. Jun 29 Julie Michels.The Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.comAfrofest 2008Queen's Park & Lula Lounge, TorontoJuly 5-6416-469-5336www.musicafrica.orgAfrofest features two days of African con·certs, dance, theatre and food, from noon to10:30 pm. Featured artists include Ivory Coastsinging sensation Dobet G'nahore, Femi Abo·sede & Culture Force, Donne Roberts,Konyokonyo, Shego Band and Shangaza Performers.For listings, see Section 1.Art of Jazz CelebrationDistillery District, TorontoJune 4-81-888-222-6608www.artofjazz.orgThis year's festival includes Hermeto Pascoal,Egberto Gismonti, the Cindy Blackman Quar·tet, Kelly Lee Evans, Jim Galloway's Wee BigBand and others. For individual events, see web·site.Banff: A Rocky Mountain HighHarbourfront Centre, TorontoJune 27-29416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comCelebrate the Santi Centre's 75th anniversarywith a festival of dance, theatre, music, filmand literature inspired by this world-renownedarts centre. For daily listings, see Section 1.Blue Bridge Music FestivalSutton (ON)June 6-8289-470-1099www.bluebridgefestival.comThis three-day festival of music poetry andsong is hosted by the Ardeleana Chamber Mu·sic Society.GAC = Georgina Arts Centre, 149 High St.KUC = Knox United Church, 34 Market St.BRPD = Black River Public DockSPPP = Sibbald Point Provincial ParkStJPH = St. James Parish Hall, 31 River St.Jun 06 8:00: Dpening Cabaret & Reception.Andrea Cresswell, soprano; Wallis Giunta,mezzo; Ardeleana Ensemble. GAC. .Jun 07 11 :30am: Melissa's Song. StJPH. ;(family pass).Jun 07 1 :00: Dpera Singers' Barge Down theBlack River. Opera Singers; Ma goo; MayorGrossi, Georgina Damselflyers. BRPD. Free.(boat required).Jun 07 1 :00: Troubador Trail by land. Horse·drawn tour. GAC. .Jun 07 2:30: Troubador Stage. Marie-LynnHammond & the Sirens of Stouffville; Yellow44LISTINGS: SECTION 5 • FESTIVALS • JUNE 1 • JULY 7N.B. For SECTION 5 criteria, see page 32River Ensemble; Festival Musicians; Ever·green Recorder Ensemble; & other artists.Cedar Grove Shelter SPPP. O(or donation);free(under 8).Jun 07 8:00: Saturday Night Gala Concert.Andrea Cresswell, soprano; Wallis Giunta,mezzo; Blue Bridge Festival Orchestra, Choir& others; Tony Browning, conductor. KUC..Jun 08 12:00noon: Melissa's Song. StJPH.; (family pass).Jun 08 2:30: Sunday Matinee Concert &Strawberry Social. Ardeleana Ensemble. KUC .; (sr/st).Canada Day FestivalHarbourfront Centre, TorontoJuly 1416973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.caA day of music from around the world, includ·ing jazz, world, folk and singer-songwriterstyles. See Section 1 for detailed listings.Cisco Ottawa BluesiestOttawa River Parkway (Ottawa ON)July3-13866-258-3748www.ottwawbluesfest.comThis annual event is a showcase for local,regional and international artists, featuringhundreds of performers on multiple stages.Artists include The Tragically Hip, The BlindBoys of Alabama. Steely Dan, James Taylor,and many others. Festival passes: 5; Daypasses: .50-.Collingwood Music FestivalNew Life Brethren in Christ Church,28 Tracey LaneCollingwood (ON)June 21-August 9888-283-1712www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comThe Collingwood Music Festival presents asummer season of concerts fr~m around theworld. Featured artists include Anton Kuerti,Evergreen Club Gamelan and the Toronto Men·delssohn Choir.Jun 21 7:30: Anton Kuerti plays Beethoven..Jui 05 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir..Domaine Forget International FestivalSalle Fran~oys-BernierSaint·lrenee (QC)June 13-September 1www.domaineforget .com418-452-8111Domaine Forget, east of Quebec City, presentsa summer of concerts on the North shore ofthe St. Lawrence River.Jun 13 8:00: Brass Chamber Music. JamesWatson, trumpet; A lain Trudel, trombone; GailWilliams, horn. .Jun 15 10:30am & 12:30:Musical Brunches.Jazz. Daniel Marcoux Trio. .50;$13. 75(6-12 years); free (child 5 & under).Jun 20 8:00: Chamber Music. Large WindEnsemble; Hansjorg Schellenberger, director..Jun 21 8:30: Les ViolonsduRoy. Bernard La·badie, director. Guests: Nicole Trotier & Pas·cale Giguere, violins; Marie-Andree Benny,flute; Alexandre Tharaud, piano. .Jun 22 10:30am & 12:30: Musical Brunches.Brazilian Charo.Trio Cabuloso. .50;$13. 75(6-12 years); free (child 5 & under).Jun 25 8:30: Early Music: Budowitz. KlezmerEnsemble. .Jun 26 8:30: Industrial AllianceJall Con·certs. Stacey Kent, vocals; Jim Tomlinson,saxophone; Art Hirahara, piano, Dave Cham·berlain, bass, Matt Skelton, drums. .Jun 27 8:30: Contemporary Music: Homageto Stockhausen. Jonathan Cohler, clarinet;Genevieve Deraspe, flute; Chloe Labbe, flute;Fran~ois Duval. basset horn. . Pre-concertlecture: 7:30.Jun 28 8:30: The So/ists. Interpretation andimprovisation: Gabriela Montero, piano. .Jui 02 8:30: Chamber Music. .Jui 04 8:30: Discoveries. Judicael Perroy,guitar. .Jui 05 8:30: Discoveries. Marianne Fiset,soprano; Marie-Eve Scarfone, piano.Jui 06 10:30am & 12:30: Musical Brunches.French songs. .50; $13.75(6-12 years);free (child 5 & under).Festival International de Jazzde MontrealMontreal (QC)June 26-July 6888-364-0061www.montrealjazzfest.comBilled as the world's largest musical event,this festival features 3,000 musicians in nu·merous venues. This year's artists includeLeonard Cohen, Woody Allen, Aretha Franklin,James Taylor and others.Ticket prices range from free to 0.Franco.fete 2008Harbourfront Centre, TorontoJune 21416-973-4000WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMwww.harbourfrontcentre.comA one-day festival for Franco phones and Fran·cophiles, with live performances and familyprogramming. For detailed listings see Section 1.Glimmerglass OperaCooperstown (NY)July 5-August 24607-547-2255www.glimmerglass.orgThis summer opera festival features profes·sional productions in the Alice Busch OperaTheatre on Lake Otsego, near Cooperstown,New York.Jui 05 8:00: Porter: Kiss Me Kate. Lilli Vanes·si, soprano; Fred Graham, baritone; & otherartists. Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra; DavidCharles Abel, conductor. To August 23. ·6; (6-18 years with adult).Jui 06 2:00: Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto.Laura Vlasak Nolan, mezzo; Lyubov Petrova,soprano; & other artists. Glimmerglass OperaOrchestra; David Stern, conductor. To August23. -6; (6-18 years with adult).Festival continues to August 24. For listingspast July 7, see July/August issue of TheWholeNote.Grand River Baroque FestivalAyr (ON)June13-15519-404-5757www.grbf.caThis weekend festival features baroque con·certs in an intimate setting.BB = Buehlow Barn, Township Rd. 12, AyrHR = Hobson Restaurant, 20 Hobson St.,CambridgeCPC = Central Presbyterian Church, 7Queens' Sq., CambridgeGLT = Galt Little Theatre, 47 Water St. S.Jun 13 8:00: Five Nations. Music of Germany,Italy, England, France & Estonia. Aradia En·semble; Kevin Mallon, director. BB. ; .Jun 14 1 :30: Bach Meets Buxtehude. Christi·na Zacharias, violin; Teresa Van Der Hoeven,soprano; Elin Soderstrom, viola da gamba;Hank Knox, harpsichord/organ. BB. -.Pre-concert picnic, 12:00, .Jun 14 8:00: Gloria. Aradia Ensemble withChorus; Laura Albino; soprano, Jennifer EnnsModolo, mezzo; Sean Clark, tenor; Matt Gros·feld, baritone; Kevin Mallon, director. Worksby Purcell, Blow, Handel & Vivaldi. CPC . ;. Per-concert dinner, 5:00, HR. .Jun 15 12:00noon: Nota Bene. Suites andconcertos by Kusser, Handel, Torelli & Biber.Nola Bene Baroque Ensemble. GL T. ; .Pre-concert brunch, 10:30am, HR. .JUNE 1 - JULY72008

Huntsville Festival of the ArtsHuntsville (ON)July 3-August 281-800-663-2787www.huntsvillefestival.on.caThis festival offers diverse programmingthroughout the summer months, from a Mozartprogramme by the Huntsville FestivalOrchestra to the Downchild Blues Band.AT= Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. E.TC= Trinity Church, 35 Main St. E.TT = Spencer's Tall Trees Fine Dining, 87Main St. W.Jui 03 8:00: Blues Brothers Revival. AT ;(18 & under).Jui 04 8:00: Hawksley Workman. Alternativerock. AT ; (18 & under).Jui 05 8:00: Sophie Millman. Jazz standardsand contemporary. AT ; (18 & under).Jui 06 4:00: Mozart's Mail. Music & lettersof Mozart. Huntsville Festival Orchestra; KerryStratton, conductor. AT. ; (18 &under).Jui 07 12: 15: Music at Noon. New MoonSaxophone Ensemble. TC. Free.Festival continues to August 28. For listingspast July 7, see July/August issue of TheWholeNote.Indian River FestivalSt. Mary's Church, Kensington (PEI)July 4-August 24866-856-3733www.indianriverfestival.comThis festival features an array of musiciansfrom contrasting genres. This year, artistsinclude Mary Lou Fallis, theacappella ensembleCantabile, singer-songwriter Dawn Langstroth,and classical violinist Susanne Hou.Jui 04 7:30: Opening Extravaganza. Mary LouFallis with host/pianist Peter Tiefenbach.Guests: Summerside Community Choir andIndian River Festival Chorus. Jui 06 7:30: Duo Concertante. Violinist NancyDahn & pianist Timothy Steeves. .Lanaudiere FestivalJolliette (QC)July 4-August 5450-759-7636www.lanaudiere.orgThis festival features a month of concerts inand around Joliette, Quebec. Headlining artistsinclude pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, the MontrealSymphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Metropolitaindu Grand Montreal and the Orchestrede Quebec.JA = Joliette AmphitheatreBC = Berthiere Church, 780 Montcalm St.Jui 04 8:00: Carmina Burana. Drchestre Metropolitaindu Grand Montreal; Choeur du festival& other choirs; Yanni ck Nezet-Seguin, conductor.JA. -.Jui 05 8:00: Carmina Burana. See July 4.Jui 06 2:00: Cantabile. A cappella quartetfrom London sings Bach to the Beatles. JA.12$-.Jui 07 8:00: In Recital. Franck: Violin Sonatain A; Mathieu: Fantaisie pour violon et piano;Lekeu: Violin Sonata in G. David Leferve, violin;Alain Leferve, piano. BC. .Festival continues to August 5. For listingspast July 7, see July/August issue of TheWholeNote.LuminaTOTorontoJune 6-15416-368-3100www.luminato.comj UNE 1 - j UL Y 7 2 008Toronto 's international festival of artsand creativity enters its second year.Headlining artists this year include theMark Morris Dance Group, Laurie Andersonand the Gryphon Trio. Performancestake place throughout Toronto, and admissionprices range from free to 0.For detailed listings, see Section 1.Mariposa Folk FestivalT udhope Park, Drillia (ON)July 4-6705-326-3655www.mariposafolk.comFolk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and worldmusic traditions in a family-friendly setting.Artists on seven stages include Hayden, JoelPlaskett, David Essig, Muhtadi and many others.Weekend passes: -; (youth 17-24yrs). Friday night admission: ; (youth17-24 years). Saturday or Sunday admission:; (youth 17-24 years).Markham Village Music FestivalMarkham Village (ON)June 20-21905-472-2022www.markham-festival.orgThe Markham Village Music Festival is now inits 30th year. The two-day free event featuresrock, folk, jazz, country, global sounds anddance.All events are free. For detailed listings, seeSection 1.Montreal Baroque FestivalMontreal (QC)June 20-23514-845-7171www.montrealbaroque.comThis unique festival offers music from aroundthe world, beginning with a grand parade atPlace Jacques Cartier. Featured artists includeLes Boreades de Montreal, la Nef and Budowitzklezmer ensemble.P JC = Place Jacques CartierH16 = Hangar 16, Quais du Vieux-PortNOB = Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours,400 St. Paul E.CR = Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre Dame E.CE = Cirque Eloise I Gare DalhousieGP = Galerie Pangee, 40 St. Paul W.Jun 20 6:45: Grand Parade from the FourCorners of the Globe. Musicians from all overthe world. PJC. Free.Jun 20 7:30: La Traversee Miraculeuse. T raditionalScottish and Quebecois music. LesCharbonnieres de l'Enfer; La Nef; MeredithHall, soprano; Lisa Ornstein & David Greenberg,violins. H 16. ; $ 25(sr) O(st).Jun 20 9:30: Chinoiseries. Love songs from17th France & China. Qian Yi & SamanthaLouis-Jean, sopranos; Tsuni Shou Ensemble &Les Voix Humaines. NOB. ; (sr)(st).Jun 21 12:00noon: Fiddler's Fayre. DavidGreenberg, violin. CR. Free.Jun 21 2:00: What's This Klezmer?TamasGombei & Joshua Horowitz from BudowitzEnsemble. CR. Free.Jun 213:00: An Indian Improvisation. PanditSharda Sahai & Shawn Mativetski, tabla. CR.Free.Jun 21 5:30: I Mercanti di Venezia! LesBoreades de Montreal & Les Voix Humaines.NOB. ; (sr) O(st).Jun 21 7:30: Klezmer: Venezia-Varsovie. BudowitzEnsemble. CE. ; (sr) O(st).Jun 22 7:00am: Chinese Letters. Wen Zhao,pipa; Lucas Harris, lute. Bell Tower, NOB.WWW. TH EWHO LENOTE.COM; (sr); O(st).Jun 22 2:00: Gould, The RenaissanceMani Rachelle Taylor, virginal. CR. Free.Jun 22 5:30: Bach Cantatas, Vol. 5. MonikaMauch, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor;Sande Montreal Baroque; EricMilnes, conductor. NOB. ; (sr)(st).Jun 22 7:30: Saffron Soiree: Ohso Square orthe Calcutta Market!. Notturna Ensemble. CE.; (sr) O(st).Jun 22 9:30: Saffron Soiree: Tabla, d'Haute.Pandit Sharda Sahai, tabla; Ramesh Mishra,sarangi. CE. ; (sr) (st).Jun 23 3:00: Planxty O'Carolan. Irish harpmusic. Ensemble La Cigale; Marie Magistry,soprano. GP. $ 20; (sr) O(st).Jun 23 5:30: Caribbean Soiree: Le Coulicam,Persian King/Works by Rameau. MasquesEnsemble. GP. $ 20; (sr) O(st).Jun 23 8:00: Caribbean Soiree: VersaillesVoodoo! Samantha Louis-Jean, soprano; ChrisCoyne, tenor; Ensemble Diolkidi; Oswald Duran,Haitian flute; Ensemble Caprice. H 16.; (sr) O(st).Muhtadi International DrummingFestivalQueen's Park North, TorontoJune 6-8416-504-3786www.muhtadidrumfest.comThis festival showcases drumming groups andtraditions from around the world. Also includedin this event are dance performances, vendorsand international food. All performancesare free. For daily listings, see Section 1.Music at SharonTemple of the Children of Peace, Sharon (ON)June 1-22416-597-7840www.sharontemple.caMusic at Sharon presents four Saturday concertsin June at the historic Temple of theChildren of Peace. Artists include sopranoSuzie Leblanc, pianist Sarah Davis Buechnerand the True North Brass. For detailed listings,see Section 2.Music in the Orchard285 Spadina Rd., TorontoJune din a .htmToronto's Spadina Museum historic house andgardens hosts its annual free concert series inthe orchard. Three concerts are presented onSundays in June. For daily listings, see Section 1.Orangeville Blues and Jazz FestivalOrangeville (ON)June 5-8888-792-5837www.orangevillebluesandjazz.caArtists from throughout North America. Artistsinclude Garrett Mason, Emilie Claire Barlow,Jerome Godboo, Little G. Weevil andothers. Performances take place in the TDCanada Trust Tent and at the Mill StreetStage; also various pubs and restaurants.Admission prices range from to free.Orford FestivalGilles Lefebrve Concert Hall (Orford, QC)June 20-August 16819-843-3981 , 800-567 -6155www.arts-orford.orgThe Orford Festival presents a summer seasonof classical music and ja zz, spread overtwo months.Jun 20 8:00: Thank You, Mr. Peterson. Jazzstandards and swing. Vic Vogel and LeJazz Big Band. .Jun 21 8:00: In the Company of Greatness.Brian Manker, cello; Andre Laplante,piano. .Jun 27 8:99: Piet/J's 1 Oth Anniversary. LaPieta chamber orchestra; Angele Dubeau, violin& conductor. Jun 28 8:00: Les Ombres de Giverny. MichelStrauss, cello; Maria Belooussova, piano. .Jui 04 8:00: The Goldberg Variations. LesViolons du Roy; Bernard Labadie, conductor..Jui 05 8:00: Kuerti's Choice. Anton Kuerti,piano. .Festival continues to August 16. For morelistings, see July issue of The WholeNote.S.C.E.N.E. Music FestivalVenues throughout St. Catharines (ON)June 29416-870-8000www.scenemusicfestival.comThis rock festival features 150 acts, includingCancer Bats, Cursed, Creepshow, Hostage Lifeand The Black Lungs. General admission .Smirnoff Ice Beats, Breaks & CultureElectronic Music FestivalHarbourfront Centre TorontoJuly 4-6416-9 73-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.caThis electronic music and culture festival entersits fifth season. A wide variety of elecronicmusical genres are presented in free concertsand events. For daily listings, see Section 1.Sound of Music FestivalBurlington (ON)June12-15905-333-6364www.soundofmusic.on.caFeaturing more than 70 singer-songwriters,including Tomi Swick, Kim Mitchell and SerenaRider. Performances take place on multiplestages at Burlington's Civic Square and on thewaterfront. All performances are free.Spotlight FestivalCambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo &Stratford (ON)June 6-81-800-387 -0058 x 7403www .s potlig htfestival. eaMore than 100 activities will take place invenues throughout five Ontario cities. Eventsinclude conducting the Guelph Symphony Orchestra,and a memoir-writing workshop.TD Canada Trust Ottawa InternationalJazz FestivalConfederation Park, OttawaJune 20-July 1888-226-4495www.ottawajazzfestival.comWynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre JazzOrchestra open this festival. Other artistsinclude Buddy Defranco, Herbie Hancock Quartet,Oliver Jones Trio and Gladys Knight.Festival passes are 0; 5; (students).Individual tickets available; also somefree events.TD Canada Trust Toronto DowntownJazz FestivalToronto (ON)June 21 -July 2416-929-203345

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