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Volume 19 Issue 9 - June/July/August 2014

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GREEN PAGESVivaldi, Haydn and Beethoven, plus two new compositions. Historic Leith Church,Leith; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Historic Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON.519-794-2083sweetwatermusic.caPhoto: Ted AmsdenWESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE Campbellford, ONThis is a mini opera festival at Robert Gill Theatre – conveniently located in the heartof the city. Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents to you the stars of tomorrow, asour young artists advance toward careers at the national and international level.Spending the summer in their quest is sensible if the time is right and you are available.There is more – the SOLT 2014 Opera Workshop aims its super objectivesat three great works for the stage: Vanessa, The Magic Flute and Madame Butterfly.These productions provide a diversity of roles and an amazing variety of style,both vocal and dramatic. Come and visit with us this summer!416-922-2912solt.caSUN LIFE FINANCIAL UPTOWNWATERLOO JAZZ FESTIVAL➤ July 18 to July 20Waterloo, ONThe Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is an annual three-day FREEmusic festival held in Waterloo, Ontario, encouraging all genres of jazz. This year, inour 22nd season, we proudly present the PresHall Brass, Marcus Roberts Trio, IvanaSantilli, Dee Dee and the Dirty Martinis, Alexander Brown, Soul Stew, Stealing Dan,Joni Nehrita and more! We invite you to UpTown Waterloo for one of the country’smost anticipated jazz festivals. Visit our website for a full lineup and more details.226-220-3036uptownwaterloojazz.caSWEETWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL➤ June 27 to June 29, September 19 to September 21Owen Sound and Leith, ONBrass Festival, June 27 to 29: True North Brass, Reverb Brass and student andcommunity brass quintets present classical, jazz and modern music featuringcontemporary composers Jan Bach, Andrew Rindfleisch, James Hesford, ScottIrvine and Jim McGrath; classical and jazz composers Giovanni Gabrielli andDuke Ellington; 20th-century Canadian Morley Calvert,19th-century CanadianCalixa Lavallée. Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, ON.Main Festival, September 19 to 21: Elizabeth Wallfisch, Hank Knox, David Braidand the St. Lawrence String Quartet help present SweetWater’s 11th festival,where internationally-known musicians come together in unique, innovativeclassical and jazz combinations. Classical works by J.S. Bach, Biber, Schmelzer,TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE SUMMER FESTIVAL➤ May 29 to June 8Toronto, ONJoin the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, as well as participantsof the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, for FOUR free concerts. “DelightfullyBaroque” on May 29 (8:30pm) at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre; “Musical Interlude”on June 1 (12:30pm) at Walter Hall, University of Toronto; “TBSI Orchestrasand Choirs” on June 5 (1pm), also at Walter Hall, University of Toronto; and theGrand Finale on June 8 (7:30pm). All concerts are General Admission. Free ticketsfor the Grand Finale must be obtained in advance and will be made available to thepublic Tuesday, June 3, starting at 10am, at the Tafelmusik Box Office (427 BloorStreet West). All tickets were given away within minutes last year!416-964-6337tafelmusik.orgTD SUNFEST ’14: “CANADA’S PREMIERCELEBRATION OF WORLD CULTURES”➤ July 3 to July 6London, ONCelebrate the 20th anniversary of Canada’s premier free-admission festival of theglobal arts. Voted one of the Top 100 Destinations in North America (the AmericanBus Association), TD Sunfest transfigures Downtown London’s Victoria Park intoa culturally diverse jewel where over 35 outstanding world music and jazz groupsrepresenting almost every region of the planet entertain on five stages. This summer’sheadliners range from legendary Cuban dance band Los Van Van to acclaimed folkensembles 4Square (UK), Comas (Ireland/Belgium/USA) and Kongero (Sweden).NEW this summer is “Salsa in the Sun ’14” (supported by Celebrate Ontario). Andwith more than 275 Park exhibitors, TD Sunfest 2014 will whet festivalgoers’ appetitesfor scrumptious international cuisine and unique crafts and visual art.519-672-1522sunfest.on.caTD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL➤ June 19 to June 28Toronto, ONFor ten days in June, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will present more than 350concerts across 50+ locations from June 19 to June 28, as half a million musiclovers unite for one of the city’s largest music festivals. Discover over 1,500 musicianswho will entertain as the sounds of jazz play throughout, and let the musicbe your guide this summer as we turn up the jazz!1-855-985-5000torontojazz.comTHURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES➤ June 5 to August 28Brampton, ONExperience the Brampton music scene for FREE. Thursday Night ConcertSeries, presented by Investors Group, hosts FREE concerts Thursday eveningsfrom 7pm to 9pm in Gage Park and Vivian Lane in Brampton Downtown. The44 | June 4 – September 7, 2014

Concert Series runs June 5 to August 28. Parking Downtown is FREE eveningsand weekends in the Municipal Parking Garages. Grab a bite to eat at one of ourlocal restaurants and enjoy the summer concert series in Brampton Downtown.For more information and the concert listings visit our website.905-874-2936bramptondowntown.comToronto’s ownmini summeropera festival!SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATREAND RESEARCH CENTREGuillermo Silva-Marin, General DirectorTORONTO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL➤ July 22 to August 12Toronto, ONToronto Summer Music 2014 celebrates the Modern Age, highlighting the musicof Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and more. Featuring an incredible lineupincluding the Emerson String Quartet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, SondraRadvanovsky, Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, Milos Karadaglic, the ModiglianiString Quartet and more, you won’t want to miss a moment of the music!416-408-0208torontosummermusic.comWASAGA BEACH BLUES➤ September 13 and September 14Wasaga Beach, ONThe Fourth Annual Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, held at the Stonebridge TownCentre, will feature a mix of award-winning Canadian and international bluesacts. D’Mar and Gill, Steve Hill, Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and theWeber Brothers, plus Mad Dogs and Englishmen and “The Music of Joe Cocker”(performed by a band featuring Chuck Jackson, Danny Brooks and CherylLescom) are on the bill. Other performers include Mark “Bird” Stafford’s JuniorJam, Carlos Del Junco, Steve Strongman and the Legendary Downchild BluesBand. Chuck Jackson of Downchild is the festival’s musical director. Last year,almost 8,000 people from across Ontario and the United States attended. Thisfestival helps raise money for the new Wasaga Beach Public Library.905-866-4052wasagabeachblues.comWESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE➤ June 6 to August 3, September 20, 21Campbellford, ONWestben Arts Festival Theatre is where the best of music and nature spring to life in yourcompany! Nestled amongst the peaceful hills of Northumberland County, 90 minuteseast of Toronto, three km north of Campbellford, Westben’s primary performance venueis a custom-built, timber-frame barn. The Barn seats 400 and combines state-of-theartacoustics with a rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere. Westben’s 15th AnniversarySeason includes the Toronto Masque Theatre, Avan Yu, Oliver Jones, Choir of TrinityCollege Cambridge, The Skydiggers, Doug Leahy, Shannon Graham & The Storytellers,Mark Dubois, Cecilia String Quartet, Donna Bennett, Brian Finley, AndrewDowning and H’SAO. September features Tapestry Opera and a special tribute concertto R. Murray Schafer. Ask about our getaway packages and gourmet picnic baskets.877-883-5777westben.caThank you for taking a look at this year’s Green Pages! If youare looking for a specific form of summer festivities, visit usonline at, where you can domore browsing or conduct a more focused search.VANESSA by Samuel Barber in EnglishRaisa Nakhmanovich Music DirectorSat Aug 2, Wed Aug 6 & Fri Aug 8 at 8 pm | Sun Aug 10 at 2 pmTHE MAGIC FLUTEby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in EnglishNarmina Afandiyeva Music DirectorFri Aug 1 & Sat Aug 9 at 8 pm | Sun Aug 3 & Wed Aug 6 at 2 pmMADAME BUTTERFLYby Giacomo Puccini in EnglishNarmina Afandiyeva Music DirectorTue Aug 5 & Thu Aug 7 at 8 pm | Sat Aug 2 & Sat Aug 9 at 2 pmROBERT GILL THEATREUniversity of Toronto, 214 College Street (at St. George)Subscription: 3 operas for the price of 2!!Call now to reserve the best seats.For tickets and subscriptions call the St. Lawrence Centre Box Office:416-366-7723 or visit: www.stlc.comFor more information visit or call 416-922-2912.15 THANNIVERSARYSEASONJUNE 6 TO AUGUST 3H’SaoDido & AeneasOliver JonesThe SkydiggersChoir of TrinityCollege Cambridgeand more…Campbellford, ON.toll-free: June 4 – September 7, 2014 | 45

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