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Volume 18 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2013

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GREEN PAGESin which he will project underwater soundscapesonto the square using a portabledirectional speaker system.416-652-5115naisa.caNAISA Sound TravelsFestival of Sound Art!!August 3 to August 31NAISA Space, Wychwood Theatreand other locations at the ArtscapeWychwood Barns as well as TorontoIsland for SynthecycletronAn annual summer tradition of exploring theworld of sound art through performances,installations and workshops as well as theToronto Electroacoustic Symposium and theSound Travels Intensive workshops. Composers-in-residenceinclude Francis Dhomont andBarry Truax. The festival also features installationsThe Sonic Suit by Satoshi Morita and TeleEcho Tube by Hill Haroki Kobayashi at the NAISASpace as well as the annual summer-long interactivesound sculpture Synthecycletron, byBarry Prophet, on Toronto Island.416-652-5115naisa.caNewmarket JAZZ+ Festival!!August 2 (Friday): 6pm to 10:30pm;August 3 (Saturday): free workshops10am to 1pm, festival 3pm to 11pm;August 4 (Sunday): 1pm to 11pmRiverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.Newmarket, ONNewmarket jazz+ Festival (NjF) celebrates localvisual artists, musicians and entertainers onAugust 2, 3 and 4, at Riverwalk Commons. Supporttalented artists of the York Region! “jazz+”offers more than jazz! Friday night is CaribanaNorth until 10:30pm, then stroll over to enjoylive entertainment at restaurants, pubs andshops on Newmarket’s (closed) Main Street!Saturday: free art/music workshops and artshow, with performances by Justin Hines,George St. Kitts, Juice, Julian Troiano, StaceyKaniuk and Chris Hau. Sunday enjoy Canadiangreats Lorne Lofsky, Jackie Richardson,Rob Tardik, Neil Chapman and George Olliver.NjF — a long weekend of great local entertainment,foods, kids’ activities, workshopsand family fun for only a day (free for kids12 and under).905-841-6893artsmusicfestivals.comOttawa Chamberfest!!July 25 to August 8Ottawa, ONHow truly marvellous is the human voice?It is our first instrument. Its power remainsunmatched to express feeling, to convey colourand tone. It is the ultimate inspiration for anyinstrumentalist who aspires to create a beautifulphrase.For the 2013 edition of the Ottawa InternationalChamber Music Festival, we present“Viva Voce: Inspired by Song,” a festive programthat explores the profound influence of voiceon instrumental music making.613-234-6306ottawachamberfest.comPlein Air SalonGarden Concerts!!July 3 to August 28Artists Garden Cooperative345 Balliol St., Toronto, ONFor over a decade the Artists’ Garden Cooperative(AGC) Plein Air Salon concert series hasbeen offering the community a talent showcasefor acoustic music. This summer enjoyspecial showcase performances by Lara Solnickiand David Occhipinti of Toronto, and theWords & Jazz tour, featuring spoken wordartists and musicians Golda Solomon, E.J.Antonio, Will Connell Jr. and Toronto’s ownChris Hercules. Concerts start at 7:30 pm. Purchasetickets for at the door at 7pm on theconcert night or pay online at our Eventbritelinks. To catch previews of our performers, joinus at our Annual Launch Party, Tuesday, June 25,from 4:30pm to 8pm at 345 Balliol St., Toronto.416-487-0705artistsgardencoop.comPrince Edward CountyJazz Festival!!August 13 to August 18Various locations, Picton, ONJazz up your summer in beautiful PrinceEdward County at a true jazz festival now inits 13th year. Hear top jazz artists such as OscarPeterson’s Night Train featuring Dave Youngand Robi Botos, the Jensen Sisters, “The CanadianSongbook” featuring Phil Dwyer, LailaBiali and a re-creation of Benny Goodman atCarnegie Hall concert. All main stage eventswill be held in the historic renovated RegentTheatre. The gala opening at Huff EstatesWinery will feature the popular Dixielandjazz band Dixie Demons. Enjoy concerts, freejazz van stops at wineries and much more!Come for the jazz and stay for the restaurants,inns, wineries, vibrant arts scene, beaches andshops. TD supports our spotlight on emergingyoung talent.613-476-8416 x28 or 1-877-411-4761pecjazz.orgPrince Edward CountyMusic Festival!!September 20 to September 28Picton and Bloomfield, ONThe Prince Edward County Music Festival iscelebrating its tenth season. Artistic directorStéphane Lemelin has sought to createa stimulating blend of old and new in everyseason’s programming, and this tenth seasonis an opportunity to present a retrospective ofmany audience favourites, as well as to introducenew features to the festival.Among performers at the 2013 festival arethe Gryphon Trio, Montreal harpsichordistLuc Beausejour, soprano Donna Brown, violinistJacques Israelievitch and pianists DavidJalbert and Andrew Tunis. Audience memberscan also look forward to a hilarious evening ofmusical high jinks with soprano Mary Lou Fallisand pianist Peter Tiefenbach. The festival willalso host Jeunesses Musicales’ performance ofPuccini’s La Boheme.Box office: 613-476-8416 x28 or 877-411-4761pecmusicfestival.comScarborough TownJazz Festival!!August 8 to August 11Burrows Hall Community CentreParklands (1081 Progress Ave.) and AlbertCampbell Square (150 Borough Dr.)Scarborough, ONThe Scarborough Town Jazz Festival is a communityfestival planned for four days andwill begin Thursday, August 8, with an awardsnight. Featured performers include Lenny Williams,Melba Moore and Liberty Silver.The District of Scarborough is a vibrant,multi-cultural community. The wide diversityof cultures, with their different types of musicand instruments, has resulted in the emergenceof new combinations, and we aim to reflect thismixture during our festival for all to enjoy.There will also be music workshops by someof our well-known performers such as HilarioDurán and Alines Morales, as well as arts andcrafts, international cuisine, dance, prizes, freshfarm produce, games for young children andcorporate exhibits. Be there to enjoy!647-427-1403latinmusicprod.comSound of Music Festival!!June 7, June 13 to June 16Burlington Downtown and WaterfrontCanada’s Largest Free Music Festival!Sound of Music Festival merges all kinds offree live music for every age and huge amountsof fun in one amazing location. Genres includejazz, folk, pop, big band, country, blues, Latinand children’s music, plus Downtown Streetfest,with street-side performers and outdoorpatios. From new and emerging artists toCanadian icons and fan favourites, the awardwinningfestival offers a fantastic line-up. Joinus Father’s Day weekend, Burlington Downtownand Waterfront, to see over 100 acts atover ten performance areas and enjoy the mostmemorable days of your whole summer.905-333-6364soundofmusic.caStratford Summer Music!!July 15 to August 2525 Ontario St.Stratford, ONAn annual multi-week music festival withover 100 events featuring Canadian and internationalartists set in indoor and outdoorvenues throughout downtown Stratford. Thisseason includes the Vienna Boys’ Choir, pianist66 | theWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE

Jan Lisiecki, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,Murray Schafer at 80, Mzansi Youth Choir ofSouth Africa, Organ Week, We Sing the WorldChoral Symposium, Robert Harris’ Music thatChanged the World Lecture Series, TorontoMass Choir and Band, Speed Control’s Schoolof Rawk Camp and Bicycle Opera. The weeklyMusic At Rundles luncheon series presentsmusical tributes to famous singers by Canadianaccordionist Joseph Macerollo and thefree annual BargeMusic series continues topresent noon-hour concerts of a wide varietyof musical genres by a range of Canadian andinternational ensembles.519-271-2101stratfordsummermusic.caSweetWater Music Festival!!September 20 to September 22Leith and Owen Sound, ONOur tenth anniversary season begins as usualin the intimate and acoustically beautiful historicLeith Church. Works by Schulhoff, Haydn,Ryan and Dvořák will be performed by AnnaleePatipatanakoon, Roman Borys, Philip andDavid Ying, Denise Djokic and Edwin Huizinga.On Saturday in the nearby scenic town of OwenSound on Georgian Bay, a jazz concert showcasingthe works of Reinhardt and Grappelli willbe performed at the Tom Thomson Gallery bythe Van Django quartet. Also, in the gallery, thefestival will host an interactive exhibit by localand international luthiers. The Saturday eveningmain stage event is a performance of allthe Brandenburg concerti. Sunday’s concertincludes works by Bach, Mozart and Haydn,with performances by James Campbell andMark Fewer.519-470-2011sweetwatermusicfestival.caTafelmusik BaroqueSummer Festival!!June 4 to June 16Bloor Street United Church (June 4, 8pm),Walter Hall at U of T (June 9, 12:30pm andJune 13, 1pm) and Grace Church on-the-Hill(June 16, 7:30pm — free tickets availableJune 11, 10am, at Tafelmusik box office only)Toronto, ONMusicians from around the world gather inToronto for the annual Tafelmusik BaroqueSummer Institute. An intensive 14-day residencyin instrumental and vocal baroqueperformance, the institute features four freeconcerts open to the public. See our websiteor call us for more details.416-964-9562 x241tafelmusik.orgTD Sunfest ’13!!July 4 to July 7Victoria ParkLondon, ONSpread a blanket in London’s beautiful treelinedVictoria Park and discover why TDSunfest has been voted one of the AmericanPRINCE EDWARD COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL Picton, ONBus Association’s TOP 100 destinations inNorth America. The 2013 edition of “Canada’sPremier Celebration of World Cultures” willfeature over 275 unique food, craft and visualart exhibitors and more than 35 red-hot worldmusic and jazz ensembles, ranging from AlphaBlondy (Ivory Coast) to Fanfare Ciocarlia(Romania) and Anthony Joseph & the SpasmBand (UK). And, this summer, be sure to jamto the SUNsational Soul & Afrofunk Experience2013 (supported by Celebrate Ontario).Returning audience favorites include theJazz Stage and Sunday afternoon’s Le villagequébécois.519-672-1522sunfest.on.caTD Toronto Jazz Festival!!June 20 to June 29Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.plus 40 locations across the cityToronto, ONTurn up the jazz and explore the TD TorontoJazz Festival as it plays nonstop, from June 20to June 29, 2013. Uniting 500,000 fans at morethan 40 locations across the city, the festivalis the ultimate destination for music lovers.Make the festival your meeting place thissummer and take in a breath of fresh jazz.On Friday, June 21, the festival will present itsfirst-ever FREE-FOR-ALL Friday, when admissionto the entire festival is on us! Visit any participatingclub, venue or restaurant that day andenjoy the music free of charge as jazz playsthroughout the city. Travel the city and get yourjazz on without a ticket!1-855-985-5000torontojazz.comToronto Summer Music Festival!!July 16 to August 3Koerner Hall, Walter Hall, Heliconian HallToronto, ONNow in its eighth year of bringing outstandingclassical music experiences to the city in thesummer, Toronto Summer Music Festival featuresrenowned Canadian and internationalartists in a series of chamber concerts, plusmasterclasses, lectures, interviews and freeoutreach concerts.The theme of the 2013 festival, “Paris La BelleÉpoque,” celebrates the unrivalled cultural phenomenonthat swept turn-of-the-century Paris.The festival showcases great musical works byFrench composers including Ravel, Debussyand Fauré, performed by renowned artistsincluding France’s distinguished Trio PennetierPasquier Pidoux, pianist Cédric Tiberghien, LosAngeles Guitar Quartet, Brentano String Quartet,JUNO award-winning Gryphon Trio andbass-baritone Philippe Sly.416-408-0208torontosummermusic.comWestben: Concerts at the Barn!!June 8 to August 4The Westben Barn, 6698 County Rd. 30 N.Campbellford, ONWestben – Concerts at the Barn celebrates its14th season, presenting music in the countrysidein a variety of genres. This season, titled“Stories that Sing!,” includes tenor RichardMargison and baritone John Fanning, commemoratingthe 200th birthdays of Verdi andWagner. Pianists Robert Silverman, Brian Finley,Leonard Gilbert and Lisa Tahara celebrate thearrival of the Steinway concert grand piano,in a multi-piano-concerto Gala Weekend. TheUBC Opera Ensemble performs Bizet’s Carmen.Westben also welcomes pianist André Laplante,soprano Suzie LeBlanc, vocalist Diana Panton,trumpeter Guido Basso and guitarist RobertMichaels. New to the Barn is “Rule Brittania!,”a British Isles Weekend and “Words and Notes,”featuring Canadian authors Judy Fong Batesand Martha Schabas.1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777westben.catheWholeNote SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE | 67

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