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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.

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GREEN PAGES Indian River Festival Indian River, PE GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ September 13 to 17 Guelph, ON Join us for five days of world-class creative music in one of Ontario’s loveliest cities. Heralded as a visionary musical event, our intimate communitypowered festival celebrates the best in contemporary improvised music, offers ticketed concerts plus a free outdoor series on Friday and Saturday in Market Square, and hosts a free educational colloquium with panel talks, keynotes, and artist interviews. Some of the artists featured include: BassDrumBone with Ray Anderson, Mark Helias and Gerry Hemingway; John Butcher, Thomas Lehn and Matthew Shipp; Peter Brötzmann solo; Peggy Lee’s Film in Music; René Lussier’s MEUH; Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band; Matthew Shipp solo; Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming; Barnyard Drama with Christine Duncan and Jean Martin; plus many more. 519-763-4952 HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ➤ July 5 to August 26 Huntsville, ON Celebrating 25 years of presenting top quality international, national and local performing arts concerts, the Huntsville Festival has planned a special celebration season for this July and August. The opening night gala features The Canadian Brass, who opened the inaugural season in 1993. Conductor Kerry Stratton and the fully professional Festival Orchestra, a mainstay in the festival’s earlier years, will return with two concerts. The eclectic lineup features Colin James, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Jesse Cook, country star Corb Lund and ageless rockers Lighthouse, along with numerous other great artists. Daytime concerts, children’s shows and the return of Nuit Blanche North are highlights. Box Office: 705-789-4975 HIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO ➤ August 3 to 31 Haliburton and Minden, ON Join us for our 11th season celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, and hear the best young professional voices Canada has to offer in the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, only two and a half hours northeast of the GTA. Established in 2007 by internationally-acclaimed Canadian tenor Richard Margison and 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 150+ applicants from across Canada through competitive auditions, the 2017 vocal participants can be heard throughout the month of August, in masterclasses with Richard Margison, four concerts and two staged operas. Experience the first public workshop performance of our new opera commission, Wiikondiwin (Feast), written and composed by Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Croall, along with four performances of Mozart’s “battle of the sexes,” Così fan tutte. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website. 1-855-457-9933 INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL ➤ June 9 to September 17 Indian River, PE Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. Discover excellence in folk, blues, roots, jazz, classical, choral, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and across Canada, all in the worldclass acoustical setting of Historic St. Mary’s, Indian River. 1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733 KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ September 15 to 17 Toronto, ON Described as “wildly successful” by The Globe and Mail, the inaugural Kensington Market Jazz Festival debuted in style the second weekend of September 2016, when over 200 Toronto musicians performed over 100 shows at nine venues in Kensington Market. Founder Molly Johnson and her team developed this festival to celebrate the neighbourhood’s cultural history, as well as Toronto’s world-class musical fabric of professional musicians. The festival is a not-for-profit organization committed to presenting live musical excellence, and to date has supported The Stephen Lewis Foundation, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, St. Stephen’s Community Centre and the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund charities. The 2017 edition will take place September 15 to 17. See website for updates. 416-509-3137 KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June to August, 2017 Kincardine, ON Celebrating its 26th anniversary, KSMF is known for excellent programming. In 2017, the festival continues to present fabulous live concerts starring G4 | Summer 2017

illiant vocalists and wonderful instrumentalists. Looking forward to Rick Fines and Roly Platt, June 16; Sultans of String Duo, August 8; and Stuart Laughton’s “Radio Dial,” August 10; plus many others. Don’t miss the popular free 4 O’Clock in the Park concerts August 6 to 11 and daily music classes August 7 to 11 for everyone from beginners to experienced players, aged 7 to adult. Guitar, Strings and Bands – a fun time and great for families! Kincardine Summer Music Festival – creating fabulous musical experiences for 26 years! 519-396-9716 LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL ➤ July 1 to August 26 Leith, ON Leith Summer Festival and artistic director Robert Kortgaard present five concerts in July and August in the Historic Leith Church, 12km from Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. Leith Church is a wonderfully intimate venue with excellent acoustics enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. The festival begins on Saturday, July 1 with “And So it Goes...”: songs by baritone Brett Polegato with Robert Kortgaard, piano. Saturday July 15, Duo Concertante performs Bach, Crawley and Franck. July 29 features pianist Mauro Bertoli playing Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Grieg. The Gryphon Trio appears on August 5, while the Rolston String Quartet closes the season on August 26. All concerts are on Saturday evenings, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. 519-371-2833 LULAWORLD 2017 ➤ June 1 to 11 Toronto, ON Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Lula Lounge, the 2017 Lulaworld festival will bring together artists with roots in Cuba, Chile, Tibet, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and beyond for 11 days of original collaborations and new projects that cross borders, genres and generations. This year’s edition of Lulaworld features more than 20 performances including two CD releases, a street mural project, lessons in Brazilian forró, Cuban salsa, and Tibetan dance, a panel on music in the media and a community street brass band performance that you can take part in. Visit and for full details. 416-797-4890 MARKHAM VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 16 and 17 Markham, ON The Markham Village Music Festival is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and 40 years of music and fun. Please visit the Markham Village Music Festival website for more information, vendor registration or to volunteer. June 16, 6pm to 11pm: Great entertainment on five stages! Children’s Village in Morgan Park 5pm to 9pm. New this year, we are hosting a Town Crier competition featuring Criers from across Canada. Enjoy culinary delights at Taste of Markham. June 17, 10am to 9pm: The music and the fun continue! Morgan Park features a petting zoo, fun inflatables and an entertainment Music at Port Milford Milford, ON stage. Listen to Practically Hip – a tribute band. Don’t miss the finale of the Town Crier competition. In the morning, visit the award-winning farmers’ market on Robinson street. 647-983-9054 MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ May 26 to June 18 Montreal, QC The Montreal Chamber Music Festival dedicates its 22nd season to the spirit of Beethoven with “Beethoven: Passion romantique.” Founder and artistic director Denis Brott, C.M. has featured the music of Beethoven on almost all festival concerts, anchored by the performance of the complete Beethoven string quartets over six concerts by the extraordinary Dover Quartet, who have “enjoyed a rise to the top [that] looks practically meteoric” (Strings Magazine). Additional artists featured this season include superstar Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, a world premiere by Yoav Talmi, the Israeli Chamber Project, the Rolston String Quartet, the always-popular jazz series with Rémi Bolduc, Robi Botos and Natalie MacMaster, and much more. A total of 43 events, at all times of day, fill out the festival schedule for more concerts, more free events, and more Beethoven than ever before. 514-489-7444 MUSIC AND BEYOND ➤ July 4 to 17 Ottawa, ON Music and Beyond is a classical music and multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place July 4 to 17 in Ottawa. It presents classical music in all formations and pursues links between other art forms, cultural disciplines and music, including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, architecture, circus, magic, science, comedy, law, food and wine and even yoga. Music and Beyond is virtually unique in the international field of music festivals by making this a core part of its mandate. By tying together a wide range of cultural disciplines, the festival creates a more “festive” atmosphere, helping Summer 2017 | G5

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