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Volume 15 Issue 9 - June 2010

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FOR OPENERS / COLIN EATOCKWho’s Coming to Town?THEY’RE COMING TO Toronto fromfar and wide – hoping, that their performancesin our city will be their best yet.Expectations are high, competition willbe intense, and they’ll be under constantpressure to impress audiences here andaround the world. And we all know howdesperately these people crave attentionand approval.No, I’m not talking about the variousartists of Luminato – performers of all descriptionwho will grace our stages from June 11 to 20. And I'm nottalking about the jazz musicians who will take over the town duringthe TD Toronto Jazz Festival, from June 25 to July 4. I’m talkingabout world leaders attending the G20 Summit meeting, which takesplace here on June 26 and 27.Presidents, prime ministers and other heads of state will convergeon our city, to do lunch, pose for photos, and possibly evenhave “frank discussions.” (That’s diplomatic language for fisticuffs.)And after a hard day of attempting to solve the world’s problems, I’msure that they’d like nothing more than to hear some good music. Ifthey pick up copies of The WholeNote in their travels (concierges atToronto’s better hotels always have a supply), they’ll find that they’vecome to the right place.What’s more, perhaps it would even have a beneficial effect onthe Summit if the world’s leaders took in a performance or twowhile they were here. Borrowing an idea from Molière: “if everyonelearned music, wouldn’t that be a means of bringing about harmonyand of seeing universal peace in the world?”Jazz is an excellent social lubricant – it puts everyone in a goodmood. Perhaps a Saudi prince and a Chinese party official mightstrike an agreement while listening to Hilario Duran’s Band atHarbourfront on June 26. Or maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putinwould be moved to ratify an important treaty by Harry ConnickJr.’s show at the Canon Theatre on June 27.The Europeans, however, may be harder to please: they're in abad mood these days. But if they were bused to Kitchener on June 26to hear members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra playworks by Mozart, Kuhlau and Telemann, they could work out alltheir Euro problems on the ride back to Toronto.If all else fails – if the G20 Summit appears in danger of breakingup without success or accord – I suggest packing the world’s leadersoff to the Sharon Temple,up Leslie Street, in York Region.This simple yet elegantbuilding, built in the 1820sby a religious group calledThe Children of Peace, oozeswith good will and serenity.And the added benefit ofhearing a piano recital there(performed by AlexanderSeredenko on June 27) couldlead to the “universal peace”that Molière referred to.After all, Molière wasn’t pulling our legs – was he?The Sharon TempleColin Eatock, Managing EditorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 15 No 9 | JUNE 1 – JULY 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4Telephone 416-323-2232 Fax 416-603-4791SWITChboard & GenerAL INQUIrIES Ext 21Chairman of the Board | Allan PulkerPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comEditorial Assistant | Nick Tortiwmieditor@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comProduction Liaison/Retail & Classified/Educational AdvertisingJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comConcert ListingsColin Eatock | listings@thewholenote.comJazz ListingsOri Dagan | jazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comProduction ManagerPeter Hobbs | production@thewholenote.comThanks tothIS month’s contrIBUTOrsBeat By BeatBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieChoral | Benjamin SteinEarLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsJazz | Jim GallowayNew MUSIC | Jason van EykOpera | Christopher HoileOrchestra & ChAMBEr | Allan PulkerWorLD MUSIC | Karen AgesMUSICAL LIFE | mJ buellbookshELF | Pamela MarglesFeaturesColin Eatock, Ori DaganCD ReviewersAlex Baran, Larry Beckwith, Geoff Chapman,Colin Eatock, Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway,Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik,Roger Knox, Alison Melville, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Bruce Surtees,Robert Tomas, Ken WaxmanProofreadingSimone Desilets, Karen AgesListingsColin Eatock, Felix Deak,Richard Haskell, Ori DaganLayout & DesignVerity Hobbs, Brian Cartwright, Uno RamatSUBSCripTIONS per year + GST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Tuesday June 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Tuesday June 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Thursday June 17Publication DateTuesday June 29Next issue is Volume 15 No 10, coveringJuly 1 – September 7, 2010WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementJune 2010: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503-720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4Copyright © 2010 WhOLENOTE Media, INC6 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010

ONLINEOf Blogs andOnline Storiescolin EATOCKThe WholeNote’s website, www.thewholenote.com,continues to develop a life ofits own. Thanks to the wonders of theinternet, we’re able to do things online thatwe can’t in print.For instance, our Green Pages, whichgrace this magazine, offer an abundance ofinformation on many of the best music festivalstaking place this summer. You canread these pages on our website too: wehave a “click through” version online, withlive links; and in the “Directories” sectionof our website, we’ll be adding more GreenPages profiles as we receive them.Another feature we’re currently buildinginto our website is “WholeNote Onthe Road,” a series of online updates onthe various movements of musicians in andaround Toronto. We’re inviting them to letus know what they’ve been doing lately, andwhere they’ll be performing during June,July and August. This will allow readers tofollow the schedules of some of our busiestperformers this summer. Profiles will beposted throughout the summer – check ourwebsite for updates.Here are a pair of "On the Road" profilesthat will give you a good idea of thekind of information we’re posting: one froma classical duo, and the other from a jazzmusician.®winner! seven 2008 tOnY AwArDs“simplY wOnDerful!Beguiling theAtricAl mAgic!”– New York Postthe lincO ln center theA ter prODuctiO n O frodgers & Hammerstein’sNadina Mackie Jackson and Guy FewNadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few celebratea passionate musical friendship. In2006, they recorded their first CD of concertifor trumpet, bassoon and string orchestra(Toronto ChamberOrchestra, Kevin Mallon,conductor). Thisdisc,“Bacchanale,” wonBest Classical OrchestralAlbum 2009from the Just PlainFolks Music Awards.“Romanza” followed in2007 (TCO and guestconductor Nicholas McGegan). In 2008 theCBC commissioned two solo concerti (byMathieu Lussier) and a double concerto (byAlain Trudel) for the broadcast “Francophonia.”“After Hours,” their third CD, includestheir favourite music for trumpet,corno, bassoon and piano (2009).Nadina and Guy have appeared as featuredspeakers, master class guests and interpretationalcoaches at the University ofBritish Columbia, Ithaca College (USA),SUNY at Fredonia (USA) and Scotia Fest(Halifax). They teach at Wilfrid Lauriercontinued on page 61...Photo: Joan Marcus, 2008 Broadway CastLIMITED ENGAGEMENT!AUGUST 12 – SEPTEMBER 5DancapTickets.com(416) 644-3665145 Queen Street WestJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 7DAN_10160_SP_WholenoteMagAd.indd 15/25/10 9:18:34 AM

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