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Volume 19 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2014

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GREEN PAGESPhoto: Michael GauthierOttawa International Chamber Music Festival Ottawa, ON416-532-4470nyoc.orgNEWMARKET JAZZ+ FESTIVAL➤ August 1 to August 4Riverwalk CommonsNewmarket, ONEnjoy a long weekend at Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket’s heritage MainStreet and Fairy Lake. A great getaway – stay at Newmarket’s Comfort Inn, geta special El-Jazz package, be a VIP... Enjoy jazz plus: all genres of music, art,dance, creative kids, food vendors, shopping and beer/wine garden. Only /day, kids under 12 free! Take the GO, a bus or drive – free parking and shuttlebuses are available at several locations near the festival site. Featuring JustinHines, Jackie and Kim Richardson, George Olliver, Lorne Lofsky, George andAlex St. Kitts, Juice, Joy Lapps, Michael Massaro, Rob Tardik, Sultans of String,Oakland Stroke, Stacey Kaniuk... Plus: amazing visual artists of York Regionand the shops on Main Street, Newmarket. Newmarket jazz+ Festival proudlysupports Herbert Carnegie’s Future Aces organization.newmarketjazzfestival.comNIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL➤ August 22 to August 24Niagara-on-the Lake, Niagara, ONThe Niagara Jazz Festival, presented by Twilight Jazz, is set for August 22 to 24.This new and exciting festival is dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz byshowcasing the finest Canadian and internationally-renowned jazz musicians.Over three days, discover the jazzy sounds of 20 bands and over 70 talented jazzmusicians. Set across seven venues, which include an outdoor stage and are allwithin walking distance, this festival is the perfect opportunity to explore historicNiagara-on-the-Lake. With a series of live jazz concerts, educational initiativesand free events, this weekend is not to be missed! Live, Love, Jazz! Festival passesare now available and can be purchased online on our website, at ticketfly.comor by phone at 888-732-1682.1-844--1-844-548-5299or888-732-1682niagarajazzfestival.comNO STRINGS THEATRE➤ July 2 to August 10Toronto, ONWorking with industry professionals, No Strings Theatre’s signature summer intensiveprogram offers for performing artists (actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists ages12 to 21) daily technique classes, song and script creation, music composition, masterclassesand seminars, as well as rehearsals for a featured show. This program culminatesin a mini-run of fully-staged performances. This year, No Strings Theatre presentsLittle Women the Musical, book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and musicby Jason Howland, and based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 novel. Join us inthe Distillery District this summer for this (August 7 to August 10) and other devisedtheatre presentations in July. More details can be found by phone or on our website.416-588-58451nostringstheatre.comOPEN EARS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & SOUND➤ June 5 to June 15Kitchener-Waterloo, ONThis is the festival of stories – new stories, old stories, whispered rumours and thestories that we discover together. This is the festival of vowels and sibilants and fricatives– their sounds and their meanings. This is the festival of old made new andnew ways of old. This is the festival celebrating light and dark and convergence andphasing apart. This festival sings your pain, leaps your joy and bellows your solemnity.This festival vibrates with every strum, every turn, every whorl and unfolding.This is your festival. Various Kitchener and Waterloo events; see website for details.519-579-8564openears.caOTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL➤ July 24 to August 7Ottawa, ONSince 1994, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival has presented fromamong the most distinguished names in solo and ensemble performance. Today,Chamberfest is a culturally significant institution and the largest internationalfestival of its kind. This summer marks our 20th anniversary. To commemorate,we present our most ambitious program of great music and world-classperformers. Join us today for the birthday celebration of the 2014 artistic season.613-234-6306chamberfest.comPRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL➤ August 12 to August 17Various Locations, Picton, ONReal Excitement, Real Jazz in beautiful Prince Edward County at a jazz festival nowin its 14th year. Main stage events include a “Tribute to Dave Brubeck” featuring theRemi Bolduc Quartet, “Remembering Jim Hall” with Reg Schwager, Lorne Lofsky,David Occhipinti and Rob Piltch, the Renee Rosnes Quartet with Lewis Nash, PeterWashington and Jimmy Greene and “Gershwin in Blue” with David Braid and theBrian Barlow Big Band. The Gala opening at Huff Estates Winery will feature GuidoBasso, Russ Little, Robi Botos, Scott Alexander and Brian Barlow. Enjoy free jazzvan stops at wineries and much more. Come for the jazz and stay for the restaurants,inns, wineries and galleries. TD supports our spotlight on emerging young talent.613-476-841628or1-877-411-4761pecjazz.org42 | June 4 – September 7, 2014

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL➤ September 19 to September 28Picton, ONFor two weeks in September, we present chamber music and solo recitals in theintimate setting and splendid acoustic of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene inPicton. For this, the 11th season, artistic director Stéphane Lemelin has broughttogether some of Canada’s premier artists: pianist André Laplante, the PendereckiString Quartet, cellist Denise Djokic, Ensemble Made in Canada, violinist NikkiChooi and pianist Philip Chiu. The string chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréalwill play in Picton’s newly renovated Regent Theatre, and CBC host and mezzosopranoJulie Nesrallah and her troupe will perform Carmen on Tap, a version ofthe opera adapted for a pub or, in this case, one of Prince Edward County’s wineries.613-393-3798pecmusicfestival.comSCARBOROUGH TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL➤ August 7 to August 10Burrows Hall Community CentreScarborough, ONThis year from August 7 to 10, the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival will deliver atop-notch lineup of artists never before seen in its four-year history. Jam-packedwith tantalizing options, this annual event will feature Cuban salsa singer IssacDelgado, Liberty Silver from Canada, US jazz legend Joel Lovano and manymore. Artistic director Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo and his team have put together adelightful mix of music, instruments and new combinations designed to thrill thevibrant, multicultural audience as they celebrate the fourth anniversary in grandstyle. Music workshops will be held by some of our well-known performers such asHilario Duran and Cuban master percussionist Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, as well asarts and crafts, international cuisine, dances, prizes, fresh farm produce, games foryoung children and corporate exhibits. Come and enjoy this cultural experience.647-427-1403scarboroughtownjazzfestival.comSTRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC➤ July 14 to August 24Stratford, ONNow in its 14th year, Stratford Summer Music is an annual music festival with100+ events, including classical, jazz, opera, organ and world music in venuesthroughout downtown Stratford. Experience the world premiere performanceof Hilary Hahn, violin, with Jan Lisiecki, piano, the world famous Glenn MillerOrchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, a tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors,Bizet’s Carmen featuring Julie Nesrallah, the Grand Piano Series including DanielClarke Bouchard, and five 9pm cabarets at the Church Restaurant including theMike Downes Quartet and the Oliver Jones Jazz Trio. Free performances includethe “Bicycle Opera Project” at Revel Caffe, “Fireworks to Music for a Midsummer’sNight” on Opening Night and shoreline concerts on the Music Barge.1-866-288-4313stratfordsummermusic.caSUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE➤ August 1 to August 11Robert Gill TheatreToronto, June 4 – September 7, 2014 | 43

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