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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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  • August
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  • September
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It's combined June/July/August summer issue time with, we hope, enough between the covers to keep you dipping into it all through the coming lazy, hazy days. From Jazz Vans racing round "The Island" delivering pop-up brass breakouts at the roadside, to Bach flute ambushes strolling "The Grove, " to dozens of reasons to stay in the city. May yours be a summer where you find undiscovered musical treasures, and, better still, when, unexpectedly, the music finds you.


GREEN PAGES Canadian stage director/violist Valerie Kuinka, the Highlands Opera Studio is an advanced intensive training and professional networking program for emerging opera professionals. Chosen from approximately 150 applicants from across Canada through competitive auditions, the 2016 vocal participants can be heard throughout the month of August and into September, in masterclasses with Richard Margison, four concerts and three fully staged operas: The Brothers Grimm and The Bremen Town Musicians by Dean Burry, and Faust by Charles Gounod. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website. 1-855-457-9933 Highlands Opera Studio Haliburton, ON FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND ➤ July 15 to August 7 Parry Sound, ON In its 37-year history, the Festival of the Sound has become a go-to destination for musicians and music lovers alike. It is Canada’s premier classical and jazz music festival, internationally recognized by various organizations including the CBC as one of Canada’s Top Summer Festivals and by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of the Top 100 Festivals or Events in Ontario. From July 15 to August 7, the Festival of the Sound hosts over 60 events, consisting of 50 unique musicians and 20 ensembles from Canada and around the world. And it all takes place on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay. It’s where the world’s great musicians come to play. 1-866-364-0061 GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL & COLLOQUIUM ➤ September 14 to 18 Guelph, ON Join us for five days of innovative world-class music in one of Ontario’s loveliest cities. Heralded as one of the most visionary musical events in Canada, our intimate community-powered festival celebrates the best in cutting-edge jazz and creative improvised music, and plays host to unique workshops, panels and lectures in a free education colloquium. Also free is the Friday evening and Saturday full-day Jazz at Market Square, the most popular event that puts music in an open-air venue on one of Guelph’s funkiest downtown streets. Check the website for updates on the artistic lineup. 519-763-4952 HIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO ➤ August 4 to September 1 Haliburton, ON Love great singing? Need to escape the city? Celebrate our tenth anniversary and hear the best young professional voices Canada has to offer in the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, only 2 ½ hours northeast of the GTA. Established in 2007 by internationally-acclaimed Canadian tenor Richard Margison and HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ➤ July 2 to August 26 Huntsville, ON An eclectic mix of national- and international-calibre artists presented at the intimate 400-seat Algonquin Theatre in downtown Huntsville. In addition to mainstage presentations, there are free concerts at venues throughout the community, including Back Street, an afternoon of interactive art installations, activities and music happening on July 23. This summer’s lineup includes Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Harmer, Downchild Blues Band, The Nylons, Hawksley Workman and so much more! Over the long weekend in August, the Huntsville Jazz Festival returns for its sixth season, featuring Oliver Jones, a tribute to John Coltrane, and Adi Braun singing the music of Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. 705-789-4975 INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL ➤ June 19 to September 18 Indian River, PE The Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church, set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island. Discover excellence in classical, jazz, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from across Canada, all in the worldclass acoustical setting of St. Mary’s Church. 1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733 KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 31 to August 13; concert series April 16 to December 17 Kincardine, ON Celebrating its 25th anniversary, KSMF presents an expanded concert series April 16 to December 17. Live concerts starring brilliant vocalists and wonderful instrumentalists include Broadsway with Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah and Julie Michels; Kati Gleiser, concert pianist; Andrea Tyniec, concert violinist with her Stradivarius violin; Duo Novus – Kristin Toczko and Emily Belvedere, harpists; Marc Djokic, violin with Beverley Johnston, percussion; and Christina Haldane, soprano. All this plus the popular free 4 O’Clock in the Park concerts July 31 to August 12, and daily music classes August 8 to 12 for everyone from beginners to experienced players, age 7 to Adult. Guitar, Strings and Bands – a fun time and great for families! Kincardine Summer Music Festival – creating fabulous musical experiences for 25 years! 519-396-9716 G4 | Summer 2016

KWCMS JULYMUSIC ➤ July 5 to 28 Waterloo, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society July: Chamber Music by the Park – our busy July packs nine concerts into four weeks. The variety is impressive: two by ensembles from the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (5th and 15th); arguably the world’s leading guitar duo (Eden-Stell, 7th); one worldfamed string quartet (New Zealand, 10th); one great Baroque quartet (Pallade Musica de Montreal with soprano, 13th); Russian-Canadian pianist Alexander Tselyakov with members of Toronto’s Canadian Sinfonietta (16th); ensembles from the University of Waterloo’s amazing orchestra (19th); a trio of fine Ukrainian pianists (24th); and the brilliant and entertaining Syrène Saxophone Quartet (Netherlands, 28th). All are in our diminutive air-conditioned concert hall, seating 85, with one of the best pianos around… All classical, with a touch of jazz. And all for 0 (students 0), or buy individually. 519-886-1673 LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL ➤ July 2 to August 27 Leith, ON The Leith Summer Festival and artistic director Robert Kortgaard present five concerts in July and August in the Historic Leith Church. Leith Church, 12 km from Owen Sound, is an intimate venue with excellent acoustics and is enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. The season begins Saturday, July 2 with Cheng2 Duo. On Saturday, July 16, Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach perform Piano à Quatre Mains. July 23 features Chris Donnelly, piano and Kornel Wolak, clarinet. The Penderecki String Quartet plays on August 13, and Patricia O’Callaghan, with Robert Kortgaard and Andrew Downing, sings on August 27. All concerts are on Saturdays, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the Roxy Theatre. 519-371-2833 MONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVAL ➤ June 23 to 26 Montreal, QC Theatre of tumultuous weather, Quebecers have courageously endured nature’s anger with courage and bravura! For four days as turbulent as the Quebec barometer, the 14th Montreal Baroque Festival will present a torrent of colourful musical passions, flooding the metropolis with cataclysmic musical tempests and a storm of ideas, both mundane and magical. Come lightning or thunder, a Tempest in a Teapot will inundate the McGill Campus, Old Montreal and Phillips Square with the music of Purcell, Bach, Boismortier, etc., interspersed with a few rays of sunshine to blush the horizon before the hurricane hits! Button up and hold on to your umbrella! Large and intimate concerts. Discovery series. Free outdoor concerts, conferences and family activities. 514-845-7171 Music and Beyond Ottawa, ON MUSIC AND BEYOND ➤ July 4 to 17 Ottawa, ON Running from July 4 to 17, Music and Beyond is a classical music and multidisciplinary arts festival that blends classical music with different art forms, including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, architecture, circus, magic, science, comedy, law, food and wine and even yoga. Concerts are held at the most unique venues in Ottawa, including the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Diefenbunker, and the National Gallery of Canada. Festival highlights for 2016 include Shakespeare and Music with Christopher Plummer, Music and Circus with the Hebei Acrobatic Troupe, Jan Lisiecki, Oliver Jones, Measha Brueggergosman, Ola Gjeilo, and many more. Music and Beyond was the winner of Ottawa Tourism’s “Partnership of the Year” Award for their National Gallery Soirée with the National Gallery of Canada. 613-241-0777 MUSIC AT PORT MILFORD ➤ July 16 to August 7 Milford, ON 2016 marks Music at Port Milford’s 30th year of bringing promising 12- to 18-year olds with a passion for chamber music together with an internationally-renowned faculty to create an inspiring summer music experience. This experience is proudly shared with Prince Edward County, ON, as the students and faculty prepare vigorously for their multiple performances throughout July and August, bringing the highest-calibre chamber music to Ontario. This summer’s festival includes performances by the Afiara Quartet (July 16), Ensemble Made in Canada (July 23), the Tokai String Quartet (July 30), and the Music at Port Milford Faculty Ensemble (August 6), which includes the concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company, Marie Berard, and the principal violist of the Canadian National Ballet Company, Angela Rudden. 613-476-7735 Summer 2016 | G5

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