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Volume 18 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2013

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GREEN PAGESthe tutelage of some of the world’s top operaprofessionals and then perform in a series ofconcerts: “Operatic Highlights” concerts (adifferent program every night), on August 6,8 and 16; a “Tribute to Benjamin Britten,” onAugust 13; and La Traviata, August 23, 25, 27 and29. Join us as well for a fundraiser, “RichardMargison and Friends,” a matinee on Sunday,August 11.855-457-9933highlandsoperastudio.comHighlands Summer Festival!!July 1 to August 9Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion5358 County Rd. 21Haliburton, ONSix weeks of outstanding live summer theatrein the heart of cottage country! Enjoy the rollickingcomedy revue Nunsense (July 1 to 12);Wingfield’s Inferno, the fun-filled one man showfeaturing Rod Beattie (July 7 to 9); the NorthAmerican classic, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town(July 15 to 26); “Bohemians in Brooklyn” withCBC Radio Two’s Tom Allen and others (July 21to 23); and Neil Simon’s comedy The SunshineBoys (July 29 to August 9).855-457-9933highlandssummerfestival.on.caHuntsville Festival of the Arts!!July 4 to August 2837 Main St. E.Huntsville, ONThe Huntsville Festival of the Arts is a yearroundcelebration of the performing artswith an emphasis on the summer months ofJuly and August. Summer 2013 will once againfeature an eclectic lineup including iconicCanadian roots/folk icon Bruce Cockburn,international jazz ambassadors the PreservationHall Jazz Band, the renowned SowetoGospel Choir, Natalie MacMaster, DownchildBlues Band and country star Deric Ruttan,among many others. On July 13 a full eveningof activities will take place in the downtowncore featuring buskers, street performers andthe festival’s third annual Nuit Blanche North.705-789-4975huntsvillefestival.on.caIndian River Festival!!June 16 to September 191374 Hamilton Rd.Indian River, PEIThe Indian River Festival offers a summerlongseries of fine music concerts in theacoustic and historic beauty of St. Mary’sChurch, Indian River, PEI. The calibre of artistsis exceptional and further enhanced bythe extraordinary natural acoustics of thecentury-old wooden church. We have beennamed one of Canada’s best summer classicalmusic festivals! Genres include classical, jazz,Maritime, contemporary, choral, blues, worldmusic and more, presented by Canada’s finestperformers.1-866-856-3733indianriverfestival.comJazz On The Mountain At Blue!!July 5 to July 7Blue Mountain Resort, ONGet set for Jazz On The Mountain At Blue,Canada’s newest music festival taking placeJuly 5 to 7, in beautiful Blue Mountain Village,Ontario! With free concerts at Events Plazaand ticketed shows on the main stage, thisfamily-friendly festival features iconic singerHolly Cole, contemporary keyboard master JeffLorber, British jazz/pop sensation Swing OutSister and legendary saxophonist Kenny Garrett.Highlights include daily outdoor concertsin the heart of the village with established andup-and-coming artists, a master Class Series atBlue Mountain Inn, offering intimate performancesand learning sessions with six renownedbassists, and a late night Club Series in thevillage on Friday and Saturday from 10pm to2am. Mainstage concerts are free for kids 12and under!bluemountainjazzfest.comKincardine SummerMusic Festival!!August 4 to August 16Kincardine, ONCelebrating its 22nd anniversary, this professionalconcert series presents jazz, blues,classical, world and chamber music over twoweeks in Kincardine on Lake Huron.August 4 to 9 features Ralph Bowen, jazz sax;Heather Bambrick, jazz vocalist; KSMF Jazz FacultyEnsemble: Jules Estrin, trombone; KellyJefferson, sax; Brian O’Kane, trumpet; Earl Mac-Donald, piano; Mike Downes, bass; Mike Rud,guitar; Ted Warren drums; the HeavyweightsBrass Band; and more!August 12 to 16 features Peter Allen, concertpianist; Quartteto Gelato; Warhol Dervishmusical collective; and more! Special prefestivalevent: Tom Allen in “Bohemians inBrooklyn” June 28.Sundays to Fridays enjoy free 4 O’Clock inthe Park concerts in Kincardine’s Victoria Park,including the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band. Checkour website for updates.519-396-9716ksmf.caLive From the Rock Folk Festival!!August 9 to August 11Pull-A-Log ParkRed Rock, ONCome to Red Rock, one hour east of ThunderBay, to enjoy a weekend full of music,family activities, food, artisans, camping andfriendship along the shores of beautiful LakeSuperior. Celebrate our 11th anniversary alongwith Del Barber, Bill Borne, Garnet Rogers, theMarigolds and 20 other artists representingfolk and roots, blues, bluegrass and country!Greet the day with morning yoga, go for aswim in Lake Superior, take a hike on a localtrail, enjoy the campfire jams or wow thecrowd on the open mic stage. We look forwardto seeing you soon!livefromtherockfolkfestival.comLuminato Festival!!June 14 to June 23Festival Hub, David Pecaut Square55 John St.Toronto, ONLuminato Festival’s free concerts at the Hubprovide a blend of world music, hip hop,singer-songwriters and symphonies. Thisyear’s festival features superstars Serena Ryderand k-os, world music legends Amadou andMariam, and X Alfonso, experimental artistLaurie Anderson and much more. Don’t missthe Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s “A SymphonicBirthday Party,” a free performancecelebrating the 200th birthdays of Wagnerand Verdi, and “Music Mob,” where the audienceis invited to play along with the TSO. Inaddition to free concerts, Luminato Festivaloffers a diverse array of ticketed performances,including a tribute to Joni Mitchell, Feng Yi Ting(an opera in Mandarin) and a special late-nightperformance by the TSO. For more information,see our website.416-368-4849luminatofestival.comLunenburg FolkHarbour Festival!!August 8 to August 11Old Town Lunenburg, NSThe Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, August 8to 11, brings this historic port alive with musicfrom the top of its highest hill to its workingwharf. The festival features a balance of traditionaland contemporary folk performers,promising newcomers and seasoned folkartists. The festival weekend begins August 8with a traditional music conference, this yearexamining the music of the Franco-diasporafrom Nova Scotia to Louisiana and points inbetween. Festival weekend passes include conferenceadmission. 2013 performers includeLennie Gallant, Connie Kaldor, David Myles,the Once, Old Man Luedecke and many more.The magical blend of captivating music, stunningscenery and warm Lunenburg hospitalityguarantee wonderful memories that drawpeople back year after year. See our websitefor tickets and details.902-634-3180folkharbour.comMarkham Jazz Festival!!August 15 to August 18Unionville, Markham, ONThe Markham Jazz Festival is a fabulous fourdayevent featuring top notch professionaljazz musicians of all jazz genres, performingon three main stages on and around beautifulMain Street Unionville in Markham.Free performances outdoors during the daysand evenings of August 16 to 18 include Maceo64 | theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE

Parker, Lionel Loueke, Dave Douglas, LorraineKlassen and so many more! Enjoy variousgroups performing all genres of jazz, with morethan 25 mainstage acts on three stages, complementedby street performances and bars/restaurants featuring their own jazz combos.Thursday night will kick it all off with aticketed gala, and then Sunday night closesthe festival with a ticketed event at the VarleyArt Gallery featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas.Find us on Facebook and Twitter!905-471-5299markhamjazzfestival.comMill Race Festival ofTraditional Folk Music!!August 2 to 4(Friday 1pm to 7pm, Saturdayand Sunday 1pm to 11pm)Downtown Cambridge (Water St.and Main St.), ONThe 21st Annual Mill Race Festival is a free eventthat celebrates the diversity of folk music fromaround the world, showcasing local and internationallyrenowned performers from theIrish music of Comas to local band Love Banshee.The festival also includes a tasty choice offoods and refreshments to enjoy while exploringworkshops, sing-arounds and sessions forthe whole family!The festival is set around an amphitheatrenaturally created among the ruins of an oldmill and the streets are filled with the sounds offiddles. Toes, defying restraint, must tap merrilyto lively jigs, reels and hornpipes while colourfullycostumed dancers parade through thedowntown. Come out and join us!All venues are walking distance and continuerain or shine! Find us on Facebook and Twitter!519-621-7135millracefolksociety.comMontreal Baroque Festival!!June 21 to June 24St-James Theatre,265 St-Jacques St.Old Montreal, QCMontreal Baroque is a unique early music festivalthat takes place in historic Old Montreal,in dusty 17th-century attics, gardens, crypts,chapels, chateaux, museums and banks! Alongwith the dozen concerts, you can join a grandparade through the streets of the Old City andcome to the late-night musical café! The 2013edition, New Worlds, will include the Canadianpremiere performances of Vivaldi’s operaMotezuma and of Mexican baroque ensembleLa Fontegara; Rebel’s Elemens, complete withbaroque ballet and circus acts, in Comedia delArte tradition; and an evening when BaroqueGoes Wild with a DJ and a VJ.514-845-7171montrealbaroque.comMUSIC NIAGARA Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONMusic at Port Milford!!July 13 to August 1089 Collier’s Rd.Milford, ON2013 marks Music at Port Milford’s 27th year ofbringing promising 12- to 18-year-olds with apassion for chamber music together with aninternationally renowned faculty to createan inspiring summer music experience. Thisexperience is proudly shared with PrinceEdward County, as the students and facultyprepare vigorously for their multiple performancesthroughout July and August, bringingthe highest calibre chamber music to Ontario.This summer’s faculty includes the prestigiousLinden String Quartet and Tokai String Quartet,the rapidly rising piano quartet EnsembleMade in Canada, esteemed Canadian pianistPeter Longworth and Marie Berard, the concertmasterof the Canadian Opera Company.914-439-5039 or 613-476-7735mpmcamp.orgMusic Niagara Summer Festival!!July 12 to August 11Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONMusic Niagara presents a five-week summerfestival of classical, jazz, vocal, choral andcountry music in unique venues in and aroundthe town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in the heartof Niagara’s beautiful wine country. Musicianscome from around the world to perform foraudiences of locals and the thousands ofvisitors who visit the remarkable community,known for its history, arts, wine and culinarydelights. The 2013 program includes notableartists Anúna, Stewart Goodyear, AndréLaplante, Jay Leonhart, Brent Carver, QuartettoGelato, the Horse Flies, the Gryphon Trio, theElora Festival Singers, the Karakoro Drums ofJapan, the New Zealand String Quartet, theVienna Piano Trio, the Sunparlour Players, theNew Orford String Quartet and Robert Silverman.Ticket prices range from to andare available by phone or through our website.1-800-511-7429musicniagara.orgMusique Royale!!July 4 to September 7Venues throughout Nova Scotiaoffice in Lunenburg, NSMusique Royale is a summertime celebrationof Nova Scotia’s musical heritage. A cross-provincefestival now in its 28th season, MusiqueRoyale brings performances of early andtraditional music to settings of historic andcultural significance in communities rangingfrom the small fishing towns to the magnificenthighlands. Artists this year include Anúna(Irish National Choir), Boxwood group led byChris Norman, Peter Togni’s Responsia with avocal quartet led by Suzie Leblanc, organistRobert Quinney, Parthenia Viol Quartet andMaritime Brass.902-634-9994musiqueroyale.comNAISA’s NXNE June Events!!June 10 to June 22AGO, the NAISA Space and Trinity ParkToronto, ONNew Adventures In Sound Art is co-presentingseveral special events with NXNE in June. Atthe First Thursdays event at the AGO, enjoy aninstallation performance by Nataliya Petkovawith her sound sculpture [x]Tensions which“reads” and amplifies the sound characteristicsof all surrounding surfaces, performinga territorial sound reading. Presented June11 to 22 is ELASTIC PLANETS by Instant Places(Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh), an audiovisualmachine that generates infinitely varieddigital paintings in concert with a multichannelsoundscape. ELASTIC PLANETS LIVE will beperformed on June 10. Follow NAISA’s artisticdirector, Darren Copeland, on an underwatersound walk through Trinity Square on June 13theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE | 65

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