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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

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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.comGRAND 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 spectacularBuehlow 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.519-404-5757www.grbf.caHARBOURFRONT CENTREFESTIVALS-World Routes 2008Jun - 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 innovativeconcerts that will have audiencesquestioning the boundaries of classicalmusic.-What Is Classical?Jui 25 - 27 I Harbour/rant Centre,Toronto, ON (Map B)Question definitions of classicalmusic this summer at HarbourfrontCentre. Have you ever wonderedWhat ls 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 2 lst 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 MAGNIFICENT BAROQUEMUSIC, JUST ONE HOUR WEST OF TORONTOGRAND RIVERBAROQUEFE ST I VALKEVINMALLON,JUNE 13, 14 &15TICKETS 519-578-1570OR I-800-265-8977The Centre in theSquare Box Officewww.centre-square.comARTISTIC DIRE CTO RMUSIC 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 /Students Tickets available at door orBooks on the Bay, Picton; Quinte Arts Council, Bellevilleand Grande Theatre, KingstonFor further 613-476-7647J UNE 1 - ) ULY 7 2008WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 15

16How does musicmakingin thesummer differfrom the rest of theyear?Well, every concertis differentalready, no mattersummer or regularseason. I thinkof a performanceas a living entitythat is a product ofcommunicationbetween artist andaudience. Therefore,in that sense,no concert is thesame. But perhapsin the summer,people are morerelaxed from thePius Cheungweather and have less work, so they have more time for art andmusic. The atmosphere tends to be warm and friendly. Whichmakes for a good chance for artists to have a musical dialoguewith the audience.What are you looking forward to the most?Spending time with my family and dogs in Vancouver. I live inMichigan now, so I rarely get to go back to Vancouver much.Your most fond memory from a previous summer?Many summer music festivals I participated in when I was astudent allowed a free dialogue and the exchange of artistic, musical,and human ideas. I love sharing with others, and feelingthat energy a person feeds back to me as a reaction of my ownmusical excitement.Jerzy Kaplanek, violinist, Penderecki String QuartetWhat are you doing this summer?Teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University, on an academic timetable.In my mind our summer season begins once we are donewith the winter term. So the summer excitement began during theVictoria Day weekend, when the quartet performed an all-Polishprogram at Symphony Space in NYC. (It was satisfying playingfor such an appreciative audience!) Next? Quartetfest (May 20 toJune 6), our own annual festival, an intensive three-week programfor musicians with serious chamber music interests, takesplace at our home, Wilfrid Laurier University. This year's guestinstructors are the Arianna, Hyperion, and Silver Birch quartets,and Italian pianist Jeannette Koekkoek. The students: four quartetsand two piano trios, and the Herzog/McEvoy Piano Trio,recipients of the Penderecki String Quartet Chamber Music Prize.On June 7, the Quartet is taking part in the soundaXis Festivalin Toronto, performing works by Italian composers Piacentini,Gentile as well as polish works by Penderecki and Panufnik.Then on June 8, we perform at the Art of Jazz festival with JaneBunnett and Egberto Gismonti. Then we head south of the border... to the Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, IndianaUniversity Summer Festival in Bloomington, Festival de Musicade Camara in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Of course, we arepleased to be part of our favourite Canadian festivals: Festival ofthe Sound in Parry Sound and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival!The quartet is also returning to the 20th anniversary of theSouthern Ontario Chamber Music Institute in Oakville, a festivalthat means a lot to us.The quartet's summer activities end on August 23 in a verymagical setting of a charming and historic church in Leith, Ontario.CONTINUES ON PAGE 18WWW, THEWHOLENOTE,COMTrouble (July 7, 22 and August 4):pianist Melissa Stephens attempts tomediate a musical debate betweentwo genres, Opera and Broadway.Everyone wins, especially the audience,as the musicians discover theyhave much more in common thanthey thought. Under the Influence(July 11 , 21 and August 5) bringstogether flautist Tom Regina, pianistand singer Lauren Mclnnes andharpist Dawna Coleman for a delightfulevening of music that willleave you spellbound. At the NorthernLights Performing Arts Pavilionin Haliburton.705457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caHUNTSVILLE FESTIVALOF THE ARTSJui 3 - Aug 28 I Algonquin Theatre,Huntsville, ON (Map A)The Huntsville Festival is a yearroundcelebration of the performingarts with a major emphasis inthe summer months of July andAugust. The 2008 Festival featuresnational and international artistsincluding Jim Cuddy, Jesse Cook,John McDermott, Michelle Wright,pop icon Hawksley Workman andhumanitarian Stephen Lewis,among others. A Jazz Festival isheld from July 30 to August 3.During July there are additional freeevents throughout the community.Tickets range from to withyouth pricing. Tickets availableonline or through the theatre boxoffice. Performances take place atthe Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca705-7894975INDIAN RIVER FESTIVALJui 4 - Aug 24 I St. Mary sChurch, Indian River, PEIn the summer of 2007, the Globeand Mail recognized the Indian RiverFestival for having the "best collectionof musicians of any smallfestival in the country." Under theguidance of artistic director RobertKortgaard, this 2008 season is nodifferent with an array of superbartists from contrasting musicalgenres. Such artists include sopranoMary Lou Fallis; a cappel/a ensembleCantabile - The London Quartet;singer and song writer DawnLangstroth; and renowned classicalviolinist Susanne Hou. Held inthe historic St. Mary's Church,come experience this musical treasurein the heart of rural Prince EdwardIsland.1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733www.indianriverfestival.comKlNCARDINE SUMMERMusic FESTIVALAug 3 - 16 I Kincardine, ON(Map C)The renowned Kincardine SummerMusic Festival Concert Series runsAugust 2 to 16.Jazz concerts feature the greatCarol Weisman, Heather Bambrick,Alex Dean, and more!Blues concerts spotlight RickFines, guitar; Suzie Vinnick, vocals;and Carlos Del Junco, harmonica.Classical concerts star NEXUS;Peter Allen, piano; Foothills BrassQuintet and the Montreal StringQuartet, plus the KSMF SymphonyOrchestra and Wind Ensemble, conductedby Matthew Jones and NigelEvans. August 2: special concertby Caledon, Scotland's Three Tenors.In addition, the Kincardine SummerMusic Festival offers 22 musiceducation programs over the twoweekfestival, for all ages and abilities.519-396-9716www.ksmf.caLIVE FROM THE ROCKFOLK FESTIVAL '08:FOLK RENDEZVOUSAug 8 - 10 I Red Rock, ON(NE of Thunder Bay)The north shore ofLake Superior isthe place to be the second weekendin August, for the 6th annual "LiveFrom the Rock" Folk Festival. RedRock, Ontario is 1 OOK east of ThunderBay, nestled along the lakes ho reabout 10 minutes off the TransCanadahighway. The 50th anniversaryreunion for the Nipigon Red RockDistrict High School is planned forthe three days preceding the festival.The on-site festival campgroundopens at noon on Thursday August7; music begins on three stages at11 amon Friday morning and doesn'tstop till the sun goes down on SundayAugust l 0. You can travel to thefestival by boat and dock at the RedRock marina, or come by land.With food booths; artisans; theMusic and More tent; a familystage; and four music stages- theonly thing lacking will be the timeto take everything in. At the LiveFrom the Rock Folk Festival you'llfind singer-songwriters, world music,folk, alt country, blues, celtic,bluegrass and more.The entire lineup with links tothe artists' sites can be found, or visitJ UNE 1 - J ULY 7 2008

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