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Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017

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CBC Radio's Lost Horizon; Pinocchio as Po-Mo Operatic Poster Boy; Meet the Curators (Crow, Bernstein, Ridge); a Global Music Orchestra is born; and festivals, festivals, festivals in our 13th annual summer music Green Pages. All this and more in our three-month June-through August summer special issue, now available in flipthrough HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday June 1.


GREEN PAGES SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE Welcome to The WholeNote’s 13th annual videos, links to social media and more, Green Pages, an overview of summer and where information will be updated festivals and events across the musical on an ongoing basis. map – classical, jazz, opera, folk, world music and much more – in unique and We wish you a melodious and beautiful locations across the country! magnificent summer! The summer of Canada’s sesquicentennial brings with it a diverse range of musical THE 2017 GREEN PAGES TEAM opportunities to choose from. Within PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages these pages you’ll find the profiles of 47 PROJECT EDITOR Kevin King distinct summer music festivals, provided PROOFREADING Sara Constant / by the presenters themselves. Detailed Karen Ages festival listings can be found within our LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair regular listings sections and our special WEBSITE Bryson Winchester / summer listings section following Kevin King these profiles. Our online version of this guide lives at www.thewholenote. For more information on our Green Pages, com/green, where festival profiles contact or have been supplemented with photos, phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26 2017 HONENS FESTIVAL ➤ September 7 to 10 Calgary, AB A celebration of piano brimming with innovative performance projects and dynamic community concerts, the 2017 Honens Festival marks Canada’s 150th birthday by showcasing some of the country’s brightest classical music stars alongside Honens Laureates. Festival highlights include a recital by Montrose Trio (pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith); a performance by Katherine Chi, 2000 Honens Prize Laureate; a collaboration between Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet and 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto; a late-night cabaret featuring composer-performer Dinuk Wijeratne; a full day of activities at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre; and Open Air – a free outdoor concert at Central Memorial Park. 403-299-0140 BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 7 to 30 Toronto, ON The Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 29th year and we want you to come celebrate with us! Be part of Toronto’s biggest jazz music celebration and street party of the year. Beaches International Jazz is Canada’s largest free festival. You will be happy you came, and be sad you left. Or sad when the festival is done. Whichever comes first. July 7 to 9: second annual Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside (Jimmie Simpson Park); July 14 to 16: second annual Latin Carnival (Woodbine Park); July 21 to 23: Woodbine Park Main Stage (Woodbine Park); July 27 to 29: Streetfest (Queen St. E from Beech Ave. to Woodbine Ave.); July 28 to 30: Woodbine Park Main Stage. 416-698-2152 BROOKSIDE MUSIC’S FESTIVAL OF THE BAY ➤ July 6 to August 24 Midland, ON Brookside Music hosts Festival of the Bay at the Midland Cultural Centre July 6 to August 24. In July, Tom Allen’s Bohemians in Brooklyn provide a mixture of cabaret, nostalgia, fun and phenomenal music, featuring Patricia O’Callaghan. Then join us on board Miss Midland for Huronia Hot Strings, Gypsy Jazz featuring eclectic violinist Leslie Dawn Knowles. Next, Valdy, Nadina & Karel serve folk to baroque on a score of bebop and swing. In August, pianist Philip Chiu, first recipient of the Prix Goyer – Canada’s largest prize for an emerging classical artist – performs Of Church and State. And finally, Louise Pitre is Chasing Rainbows – where Canada’s “First Lady of Musical Theatre” immortalizes the songs of Judy Garland. 416-628-1356 Honen's Festival Calgary, Alta G2 | Summer 2017

BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 21 to August 17 Hamilton, ON Now entering its 30th season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, world-class soloists, exuberant young orchestra and eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. A stunning array of great music in all its forms: classical, contemporary, chamber, opera, jazz, blues and rock. A fully-staged production of Bizet’s Carmen, a PopOpera of great vocal arias and ensembles, Mozart’s magnificent Requiem, music you know and love by the great musical Impressionists Debussy and Ravel, the Music of James Bond and so much more! 905-525-7664 CANADIAN FLUTE ASSOCIATION SUMMER IN THE CITY FLUTE FESTIVAL ➤ June 18 to 20 Toronto, ON The first CFA Summer in the City Flute Festival brings 11 flutists from four countries! We welcome these spectacular artists, five of whom will make their Canadian debut. Guest flutists: Sergio Pallottelli (USA/Italy); from the USA, Christine Beard, Brielle Frost and Vincenzo Volpe; from Peru, Cesar Vivanco and Sini Rueda; from Brazil, Ayres Potthoff; and Canadians Christopher Lee, Louis Papachristos, Samantha Chang and Laurel Swinden. Supporting musicians include Christopher Burton (piano), Rodrigo Alquati (cello), Ryan Frost (percussion), Sean Bellaviti (piano) and James Brown (guitar). From Latin jazz to classical and chamber music, this highly anticipated event takes place from June 18 to June 20 in Toronto. Three nights, three concerts of incredible music. Information and tickets at 416-294-4259 CLASSICAL UNBOUND FESTIVAL ➤ May 27 and June 26, August 18 to 27 Ottawa, Toronto and Prince Edward County, ON World-calibre, acclaimed classical music and performers in winery-barns, vineyard fields and rustic churches; two late-August weekends, with seven different concerts (+ May/June Urban-Outreach concerts). Venues set within nature, where Prince Edward County’s gastronomic and viticulture scenes underlie each concert’s intimacy and casualness – stripping away barriers to the music for you, the audience, and for us, the performers. Special guests: Krisztina Szabó and Jon Kimura Parker, Yosuke Kawasaki, Jessica Linnebach, Joanna G’froerer, Rachel Mercer, Yehonatan Berick, Karen Donnelly, Carissa Klopoushak, Julia MacLaine, David Pell, Evan Mitchell, David Marks, Nicholas Hartman, Steven van Gulik, Vadim Serebryany, Rachel Krehm, Sasha Johnson, Fanny Bray, Jaeyoung Chong, and Jonathan Krehm. A new, unique festival by top-flight performers, taking classical music out of their concert halls and giving it to you. 613-567-1925 Guelph Jazz Festival Guelph, ON CLEAR LAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 12 to 16 Brandon, Erickson and Riding Mountain National Park, MB The 12th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Canadian pianists Daniel Tselyakov and Alexander Tselyakov, has become an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar. The most exciting and first of its kind that Manitoba has to offer, this festival is a celebration of summer with classical music, jazz and outstanding musicians in the natural beauty of Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. The festival will take place the second week of July. For tickets or more information contact us by phone or email See directions on our website. 204-571-6547 FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND ➤ July 21 to August 13 Parry Sound, ON Concerts – Cruises – Films. Canada’s finest Jazz and Classical Summer Music Festival. Experience world-class chamber and jazz music combined with the beautiful landscape of Georgian Bay! In its 38-year history, the Festival of the Sound has become a go-to destination for musicians and music lovers alike. The festival is internationally recognized by various organizations, including by 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 21 to August 13, the Festival of the Sound hosts over 60 events, consisting of 50 unique musicians and 20 ensembles from Canada and around the world. Contact our box office at 1-866-364-0061 and book your tickets today. 705-746-2410 Summer 2017 | G3

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