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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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  • August
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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 National Youth Orchestra of Canada Chamber Music Festival Waterloo, ON MUSIC MONDAYS ➤ May 2 to Aug 29 Toronto, ON A lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season! Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992. Our concerts take place in the warm acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, just steps away from the Eaton Centre. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Please join us for this, our 25th Anniversary Season. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August. 416-598-4521 x223 NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA ➤ July 22 to August 13 Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC; Lisbon, Portugal NYO Canada is excited to announce the 2016 TD Tour which will take the orchestra, under the baton of maestro Ward Stare, to perform at the Lisbon Music Festival in Lisbon, Portugal from July 29 to August 5. The 2016 NYO Canada orchestra will also perform at the Elora Music Festival (July 22), Toronto’s Koerner Hall (August 11) and Montreal’s Maison Symphonique (August 13). For over 50 years, NYO Canada has enjoyed a reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, providing a comprehensive training program for young musicians. Come out and enjoy an evening of amazing performances of works such as Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. Visit our website for more info. 1-888-532-4470 NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 22 to July 2 Waterloo, ON Alongside NYO Canada’s rigorous Summer Training Institute, students and faculty will come together to bring our second annual NYO Canada Chamber Music Festival to the Kitchener-Waterloo community. From June 22 to July 2, NYO Canada will present a series of chamber concerts at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall on the WLU campus. Hear our world-class faculty and prestigious students perform a variety of small- and large-scale ensemble works, modern and classical repertoire, and more. You can also catch exclusive performances by our resident professional chamber groups, including the esteemed Formosa Quartet. We proudly offer these musical experiences to the community for free or by donation. We encourage you to check out a concert if you are in the area! 1-888-532-4470 NO STRINGS THEATRE: THE GREAT CANADIAN SHOWTUNE – AN HOMAGE TO OUR GREAT CANADIAN MUSIC THEATRE MAKERS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ➤ August 27 to 29 Toronto, ON Our Emerging Professional Artist production was performed to sold-out crowds in its inaugural year. Now in its second season, we present a musical revue showcasing material from some of Canada’s top theatre-makers, including Leslie Arden, David Warrack, Jim Betts, Gary Williams, Mike Ross, our legendary Anne of Green Gables creators Norman Campbell and Donald Harron, and the team that brought the world The Drowsy Chaperone, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, as well as writers of tomorrow, creating a showcase platform that will herald our Canadian Heritage 2016/17 season. We welcome submissions of Canadian works. Auditions for this production will continue until July and are open to young artists (ages 21 to 30 approximately!). Check out our website for more details. 416-551-2093 NO STRINGS THEATRE: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ➤ August 5 to 7 Toronto, ON Join No Strings Theatre in their 11th Summer Music Theatre Intensive as they present the most beloved cult classic musical of all time – Ashman & Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors. When loveable flower shop assistant Seymore stumbles upon a mysteriously strange and unusual plant, he hasn’t a clue that it will grow to develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood! With a company of Toronto’s most dynamic young theatre artists, this motown inspired, laugh-a-minute musical classic will surely be the hit of the summer season. There is still time to register for the Summer Music Theatre Intensive (ages 12 to 21). Check out our website for more details. 416-551-2093 G6 | Summer 2016

OPERAMUSKOKA 2016 ➤ August 23 to 25, October 30 Bracebridge, ON 2016 marks the 7th Annual OperaMuskoka Festival, once again presented by Muskoka Chautauqua. August 23, 7:30pm: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, in Russian with English surtitles. August 24, 1pm: Vocal masterclass with Jennifer Tung of the Glenn Gould Studio. August 24, 7:30pm: Jennifer Tung in concert with successful participants of her masterclass. August 25, 1pm: Moshe Hammer violin masterclass. August 25, 7:30pm: “Stars of Tomorrow” concert. October 30, 2pm: Opera Week celebration with soprano Sasha Djihanian. 1-705-645-8400 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 21 to August 3 Ottawa, ON How do contrasts shape our lives, our culture and ourselves? How do they impact the music we make and enjoy? This summer, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival explores Counterpoints – contrasts in complement – through the valuable contributions to music made by women and cultural inspirations from around the world. 613-234-6306 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ September 17 to 18 and 24 to 25 Picton, ON Young, edgy, furious and innovative may not be what you expect at classical music concerts, but the 13th season of the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival has them all. While continuing to present internationally-known classical musicians in the intimate and acoustically superb St. Mary Magdalene Church, artistic director Stephane Lemelin has created a bill that includes young talent, edgy performers and unusual instrument combinations. Friday, September 17 features Opera McGill presenting an evening of operatic greatest hits as sung by inspiring young musicians. Saturday, September 18 features I FURIOSI, a baroque ensemble with surprising performance approaches. On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, the Lafayette String Quartet, Canada’s much-revered all-female string quartet, will be joined by clarinetist James Campbell and our own artistic director, pianist Stephane Lemelin. The unusual instrument combination will allow for some rarelyperformed repertoire. 613-393-3798 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ Picton, ON August 16 to 21 Direct from wins at the 2016 JUNO Awards – the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival will present vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow and pianist Robi Botos at this year’s festival. The two stars captured two of three available jazz JUNOs this year. In fact, the entire 2016 Prince Edward County Festival lineup is steeped in JUNO, Gemini and even Grammy winners and nominees: Joe Sealy, Jackie Richardson, Mike Murley, Guido Basso, Bernie Senensky and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival Toronto, ON Brian Barlow, among others. Performers include rising young talents such as bassist Jodi Proznick, tenor saxophonist Alison Young, vocalist Alex Samaras, and a week’s worth of TD Young Jazz Series artists who will one day make their mark as headliners. Since 2001, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival has been presenting the very best in live Canadian and international jazz for a week in August. 613-476-8416 STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC ➤ July 18 to August 28 Stratford, ON Stratford Summer Music celebrates 16 seasons. From Stratford-upon-Avon, the Choir of Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried, marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. New York’s hallelujah chorus, the Harlem Gospel Choir (with Measha Brueggergosman), add to the season’s choral catalogue, while Canada’s Theatre of Early Music and Daniel Taylor celebrate great anthems by Bach and Handel. Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach, Schubert and Glass; Jan Lisiecki presents Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninov; Joey Alexander does Jazz. Bach Walks with flutes and finches animate nature trails. Morning percussion refreshes the Avon River. Weekend brunches feature harps from Africa, Europe and the Americas. Evening cabarets, illustrated musical lectures, outdoor sound experiences, vocal and percussion academies for emerging artists, The Barber of Seville as dinner opera…music is a Stratford experience! 519-271-2101 or 1-866-288-4313 SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE ➤ July 29 to August 7 Toronto, ON Toronto’s Mini Opera Summer Festival at Robert Gill Theatre – conveniently located in the heart of the city. This is the 30th anniversary season and Summer Opera Lyric Theatre features the stars of tomorrow as our young artists advance towards careers at the national and international level. SOLT Summer 2016 | G7

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