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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 and the Royal Conservatory of Music, with a Gala Celebration Concert at Koerner Hall on August 13. Visit www.thetorontonorthstarfestival.com or www.nathanieldettchorale.org for more details. 416-712-7740 www.nathanieldettchorale.org Westben Concerts at the Barn Campbellford, ON Canadian province and territory. And with 250+ exhibitors, TD Sunfest ’17 will whet festival-goers’ appetites for scrumptious international cuisine and unique crafts and visual art. 519-672-1522 www.sunfest.on.ca TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ June 23 to July 2 Toronto, ON One of the premiere jazz festivals in North America, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival celebrates its 31st edition when it moves to the Bloor-Yorkville area this summer. Featuring an all-star lineup that includes Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone and Mavis Staples, among others, the festival has something for every music lover. Opening weekend will kick off with a special performance by Randy Bachman in the revived concert hall on Friday, June 23. R&B legend Aaron Neville will take the stage for a free outdoor concert on Saturday June 24. This year the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will play host to over 1,500 incredible musicians performing more than 100 free concerts. Stop by the Bloor-Yorkville area to catch the best in music from noon to 10pm each day from June 23 to July 2. For more information, tickets and show details, visit our website. 416-928-2033 www.torontojazz.com TORONTO SUMMER MUSIC ➤ July 13 to August 5 Toronto, ON Toronto Summer Music Festival 2017 celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial by exploring the music of Canada and featuring the best of Canada’s many world-renowned classical performers. The season includes a oneweek residency by superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes; acclaimed soprano Soile Isokoski; a tribute to beloved Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti; cherished leading ensembles such as the St. Lawrence and Rolston String Quartets; our own National Youth Orchestra of Canada; and festive TSM traditions A Night at the Opera, and the Last Night of the Festival, EH! This summer also marks Jonathan Crow’s inaugural season as artistic director. Join us at Koerner Hall, Walter Hall and Heliconian Hall for some great music this summer! 416-408-0208 www.torontosummermusic.com WESTBEN CONCERTS AT THE BARN ➤ July 2 to August 6 Campbellford, ON Westben offers up a multi-genre festival program in its 18th season, capturing performances of classical, jazz, folk, Broadway, fiddle and fun! On the classical front, audiences will be treated to Canadian greats, including pianists Angela Hewitt and Jan Lisiecki, the Canadian Brass, the Rolston String Quartet (winners of the 2016 Banff String Quartet Competition) and tenor Michael Schade. Jazzers will hear two-time JUNO winner Emilie-Claire Barlow while folk fans will jump at the opportunity to hear 2017 JUNO Songwriter of the Year nominee Donovan Woods! Keeping up the laughter, the Arrogant Worms will appear. New this summer will be unique one-of-a-kind experiences on offer, called Find the Birds, Find the Pianist, Under the Lid, On the Record and Sounds of Nature. 705-653-5508 www.westben.ca (TORONTO) NORTH STAR FESTIVAL ➤ August 8 to 13 Toronto, ON The (Toronto) North Star Festival is an invitation to consider, challenge and celebrate our individual and collective ideas and experience of freedom through critical discourse and the arts. The inaugural offering of the festival is presented by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale in association with the Yale Alumni Chorus and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The theme of the festival is an Interrogation of the North Star and the legacy of the Underground Railroad through scholarly papers, choral music and dance. Venues include York University, Black Creek Pioneer Village Thank you for taking a look at this year’s Green Pages! If you are looking for a specific form of summer festivities, visit us online at thewholenote.com/green, where you can do more browsing or conduct a more focused search. G10 | Summer 2017 thewholenote.com

Summer Festivals Summer Festival Listings Welcome to The WholeNote’s Summer Festival listings. The following pages contain basic listings for these festivals, where available at time of printing: Beaches International Jazz Festival.................... July 7 to 30 Brookside Music’s Festival of the Bay................ July 6 to Aug 24 Brott Music Festival........................................... June 21 to Aug 17 Canadian Flute Association Summer in the City.......................................... June 18 to 20 Classical Unbound Festival............................ June 26, Aug 18 to 27 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival................... July 12 to 16 Elora Festival.................................................... July 14 to 30 Festival of the Sound........................................ July 21 to Aug 13 Guelph Jazz Festival.......................................... Sept 13 to 17 Harbourfront Centre........................................ June 29 to Sep 4 Highlands Opera Studio................................... Aug 3 to 31 Honens Festival................................................ Sept 7 to 10 Huntsville Festival of the Arts........................... July 5 to Aug 26 Indian River Festival......................................... June 9 to Sept 17 Kensington Market Jazz Festival........................ Sept 15 to 17 Kincardine Summer Music Festival................... June to Aug Leith Summer Festival...................................... July 1 to Aug 26 Luminato Festival............................................. June 14 to 25 Markham Village Music Festival........................ June 16 and 17 Montreal Chamber Music Festival..................... May 26 to June 18 Music and Beyond Festival................................ July 4 to 17 Music at Port Milford........................................ July 22 to Aug 12 Music from Scratch........................................... July 10 to 14 Music in the Orchard at Spadina Museum.................................... June 4, 11, 18,July 8, 16 Music Mondays................................................. May 1 to Aug 28 Musique Royale’s Summer Festival of Music in Historic Nova Scotia........................... June 3 to Sept 23 No Strings Theatre............................................ Jun 29 to Jul 16 North Star Festival............................................ Aug 8 to 13 OperaMuskoka Festival..................................... Aug 22 to 25 Ottawa Chamberfest (Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival)................................... July 22 to Aug 4 Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival..................................... Sept 15 to 24 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival...................................................... Aug 15 to 20 Something Else! Festival of Creative Music........ June 16 to 19 Sound of Music Festival.................................... June 10 to 18 South Coast Jazz............................................... Aug 18 to 20 St. Joe’s Artfest................................................. June 2 to 11 Stratford Summer Music .................................. July 17 to Sept 27 Summer Opera Lyric Theatre............................ July 28 to Aug 6 Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival.......................... July 21 to 23 Sweetwater Music Festival................................ Sept 15 to 17 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival............... May 30 to June 11 TD Markham Jazz Festival................................. Aug 16 to 20 TD Sunfest: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures........................... July 6 to 9 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.................................... June 23 to July 2 Toronto Summer Music Festival........................ July 13 to Aug 5 Westben Concerts at the Barn........................... July 2 to Aug 6 Check our website for updates and additional information. Did you know that you can search these listings on our website (TheWholeNote.com/Ask-Ludwig) and obtain further information about ticket pricing, performers, and repertoire? You also have the ability to search by keywords, geographical region and music genres. Beaches International Jazz Festival July 7 to 30 Toronto, ON 416-698-2152 beachesjazz.com Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Brookside Music’s Festival of the Bay Jul 6 to Aug 24 Midland, ON 705-527-4420 brooksidemusic.com MCC – Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St. MD – Miss Midland, Midland Dock, 177 King St. ●●Jul 06 7:30: Bohemians in Brooklyn. Compiled by Tom Allen. MCC. ●●Jul 21 7:00: Huronia Hot Strings: Gypsy Jazz on the Bay. Leslie Dawn Knowles, violin; Tom Malone, lead guitar; Ralph Johnston, bass; Edward Moll, rhythm guitar; Floyd P. Hall, clarinet. MD. 416-628-1356. ●●Jul 27 7:30: Valdy, Nadina & Karel: Folk to Baroque. Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Valdy, guitar; Karel Roessingh, piano. MCC. ●●Aug 17 7:30: Of Church and State: Philip Chiu, piano. MCC. ●●Aug 24 7:30: Chasing Rainbows: Louise Pitre. MCC. Jun 21 to Aug 17 Hamilton, ON 905-525-7664 brottmusic.com Brott Music Festival AG - Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton BC - Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Dr., Hamilton BP - Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington FO - FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton LS - Liuna Station, 360 James St. N., Hamilton. MC - McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton. ST - St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown ●●Jun 21 7:30: Triumph of the Spirit. Tessa Laengert, soprano; Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo; Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone; Brott Festival Chorus, National Academy Orchestra. ST. ●●Jun 29 7:30: Terrific Tchaikovsky. Ian Parker, piano; National Academy Orchestra. BP. ●●Jun 30 7:30: Hot Jazz on the Water. Dominic Mancuso, vocals and guitar; Rosendo Chendy Leon, percussion and vocals; Francisco Paco Luvian, bass; Tony Zorzi, guitar, mandolin and banjitar. BC. ●●Jul 06 7:30: PopOpera. Works by Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and Tchaikovsky. BrottOpera cast; National Academy Orchestra. MC. ●●Jul 13 7:30: Bizet’s Carmen. National Academy Orchestra. MC. ●●Jul 16 2:00: Valerie’s Favourites: High Tea – Valerie Tryon. AG. ●●Jul 20 7:30: The Great Musical Impressionists. Alexandre Da Costa, violin, National Academy Orchestra. MC. ●●Jul 29 7:30: Last Night of the Proms. Lauren Margison, soprano; David Curry, tenor; National Academy Orchestra. FO. ●●Aug 11 7:30: Shaken Not Stirred: Music of James Bond. National Academy Orchestra. LS. ●●Aug 17 7:30: Choral Spectacular. Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; John MacMaster, tenor; James Westman, baritone; Brott Festival Chorus, National Academy Orchestra. FO. CFA Summer in the City June 18 to 20 Toronto, ON 416-294-4259 canadaflute.wordpress.com/events/ summercity See listings in Section A for details. Classical Unbound Festival June 26, Aug 18 to 27 Ottawa, Toronto, and Prince Edward County, ON 613-567-1925 classicalunbound.com G - Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, 990 Closson Rd., Hillier H - Hillier Creek Estates Winery, 46 Stapleton Rd., Hillier M - Mt. Tabor Theatre, 2179 County Road 17C, Milford. thewholenote.com June 1, 2017 - September 7, 2017 | 43

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