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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 MUSIC IN THE ORCHARD AT SPADINA MUSEUM ➤ June 4, 11 & 18 and July 9 & 16 Toronto, ON Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Spadina Museum, Toronto’s authentic 1920s mansion, and enjoy outdoor musical performances on Sundays in June and July. Every performance is planned with a nod to Spadina’s historical importance, and is inspired by the richness and diversity of Toronto’s jazzera music scene. This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday. Sundays, June 4, 11, & 18 and July 9 & 16, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. 416-338-0045 Music From Scratch Toronto, ON to attract an even broader audience to music. Music and Beyond strives to reach out to people of all cultural backgrounds and all demographics. 613-241-0777 MUSIC AT PORT MILFORD ➤ July 22 to August 12 Milford, ON 2017 marks Music at Port Milford’s 31st year of bringing promising 12-to-18- year-olds with a passion for chamber music together with an internationallyrenowned 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 chamber music festival includes performances by the Cecilia String Quartet (July 22), the Afiara Collective (July 29), Marie Bérard & Friends (August 5), and the Tokai String Quartet (August 12). 613-476-7735 MUSIC FROM SCRATCH ➤ July 10 to 14 Toronto, ON Free workshop for youth – in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, Music From Scratch is a free week-long music creation workshop for youth between the ages of 18 and 25. Facilitated by artistic director Jerry Pergolesi and guest composer/sound creator Tina Pearson, and guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, vocal performance, movement, and graphic and improvisation exercises, leading to the performance of a series of collaborative sound works. Music From Scratch helps participants develop new skills and the confidence to take risks both as listeners and creators. No experience necessary! Just a willingness to learn and explore your own inner creativity. 416-961-6601 x207 MUSIC MONDAYS ➤ May 1 to August 28 Toronto, ON A lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – welcome to our 26th 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 26th anniversary season. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August. 416-598-4521 x223 MUSIQUE ROYALE’S SUMMER 2017 FESTIVAL OF MUSIC IN HISTORIC NOVA SCOTIA ➤ June 3 to September 23 Nova Scotia Musique Royale is a not-for-profit organization based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, dedicated to promoting traditional and early music in historic venues throughout the province. Since 1985, Musique Royale has continued to celebrate venues of architectural and historic significance and bring worldclass music to communities across the province. Artistic and managing director Barbara Butler continues to guide the organization in its original mandate while promoting its growth from a summer festival to a year-round concert series on the south shore. Whether you are a local resident in a seaside community on the South Shore, or a visiting traveller in the magnificent highlands of Cape Breton, Musique Royale has a concert for you! 902-634-9994 NO STRINGS THEATRE Toronto, ON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ➤ June 29 and July 16 For this, the sesquicentennial celebration, No Strings Theatre presents a season comprised entirely of Canadian music theatre. Our summer season hits the ground running with a cabaret adaptation of last season’s Emerging Artist Program production of The Great Canadian Show Tune! This encore G6 | Summer 2017

performance is a Pride Toronto affiliate fundraising event, Thursday June 29, 7:30pm at Statlers Piano Cocktail Bar. Following this is our third performance in the Denise Williams & Friends theatrical concert series, putting the NST teaching staff into the spotlight as concert headliners. Be sure to catch our sneak peeks of our two main music theatre productions: Lambert & Morrison’s The Drowsy Chaperone and Check & Hernandez’s Liam the Musical with our Youth and Emerging Artist Programs, Sunday July 16 at 4pm. Check online for more details. YOUTH SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE INTENSIVE: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE ➤ July 4 to 30 No Strings Theatre’s signature Youth Summer Music Theatre Intensive, now in its 12th season, gears up to present Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison’s The Drowsy Chaperone. These will be the culminating performances of our fourweek music theatre intensive. From July 28 to 30 at the Tarragon Theatre, join in the magic! For those interested in the intensive, there are still a handful of roles and positions available. Check out our website for more details. LIAM THE MUSICAL ➤ August 26 to 28 Our summer season culminates in the next development stage of Tyler Check and Tristan Hernandez’s Liam the Musical: a life-affirming musical looking at autism through the adventurous lens of a teenage boy. August 26 to 28, 7:30pm at Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns. Contact to pre-book tickets. 416-551-2093 OPERAMUSKOKA FESTIVAL ➤ August 22 to 25 Bracebridge, Port Carling, Glen Orchard and Muskoka, ON The OperaMuskoka Festival began in 2009 to provide young singers with an opportunity to train in and perform opera and classical music in the Muskoka area. One of the highlights of our eighth Annual OperaMuskoka Festival is Daevyd Pepper, one of our original young singers. He graduated this year from the U of T Faculty of Music with a Master of Music in Opera Performance. Daevyd is producing and will be performing in our opening night presentation of Puccini’s La Bohème on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The festival now includes all the arts: vocal, instrumental, drama and visual artists. 705-764-1381 OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST (OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL) ➤ July 22 to August 4 Ottawa, ON In a summer where Ottawa will be humming with activity, Ottawa Chamberfest presents a true showcase: curating what chamber music is, was, and is becoming, for the long-time fan and newcomer alike. Featuring Stephen Hough (July 23), the Miró Quartet (July 25), violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin performing Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons (August 1), and a unique full-album performance of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Ottawa Chamberfest Ottawa, ON (August 4). Experience a two-week celebration of 500 years of music: July 22 to August 4, 2017. Founded in 1994, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance in the nation’s capital. The world’s largest festival of its kind, Ottawa Chamberfest is a 2017 Festivals and Events Ontario “Top 100” Festival. 613-234-6306 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ September 15 to 24 Picton, ON Programmed in the spirit of celebrating Canada's 150th birthday, our six concerts offer a thrilling combination of exceptional music and musicians, thematically woven around different time periods in Canada's history. Entitled Picton 1867, Brass in the Park, Music for Peace - Remembering 1917, Bach's Goldberg Variations, Celebrating Canada's Founding Nations, and Bridges to the Future. All concerts will take place in the beautiful and acoustically excellent St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Picton, with the exception of the family outdoor concert planned for Macaulay Heritage Park. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Regent Theatre box office. See website for more details. 613-393-3798 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ August 15 to 20 Picton, ON In 2017, Canada’s 150th year, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival takes special note of an abundance of jazzy milestones with a week-long slate of performances by Canada’s elite musicians. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording – Livery Stable Blues by the Original Dixieland Jass Band. And what a year 1917 was for important birthdays: Ella, Dizzie, Thelonious and Buddy. Featuring Phil Dwyer, Guido Basso, Terry Clarke, Don Thompson, Reg Schwager, the Alex Dean Quartet, Bernie Senensky, Gord Sheard, Drew Jurecka, the Brian Barlow Big Band, Summer 2017 | G7

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