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Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018

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PLANTING NOT PAVING! In this JUNE / JULY /AUGUST combined issue: Farewell interviews with TSO's Peter Oundjian and Stratford Summer Music's John Miller, along with "going places" chats with Luminato's Josephine Ridge, TD Jazz's Josh Grossman and Charm of Finches' Terry Lim. ) Plus a summer's worth of fruitful festival inquiry, in the city and on the road, in a feast of stories and our annual GREEN PAGES summer Directory.


GREEN PAGES GREEN PAGES COVER PHOTO: @EDSIMMONS SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE The WholeNote’s 14th annual Green Enjoy everything musical and more this Pages provides an essential overview beautiful summer season! of festivals and various musical events across the province and beyond from June to August. For classical, opera, jazz, folk, world music and beyond – the Green Pages provides a summary for those looking to catch all of the musical happenings around the GTA and afar. THE 2018 GREEN PAGES TEAM PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages Here you will find 46 distinct festivals, PROJECT EDITOR Karen Ages described by the presenters themselves. PROOFREADING Danial Jazaeri You can also visit these Green Pages LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair online at WEBSITE Kevin King for the latest information – from interactive social media links to up-todate descriptions of upcoming festival contact or For more information on our Green Pages, programs and more, on our ever-evolving phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26 online platform. THE AUGUST ORGAN ➤ August 2 to 30 Gravenhurst, ON Each Thursday in August, join us from 12:15-12:45pm for a free-will offering lunchtime concert featuring aspects of our newly restored and refurbished Casavant pipe organ. This year, Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst welcomes British knight, Sir Thomas Ingilby, with the Tewit Youth Band from Harrogate, England on opening day! Our 2018 line-up includes organist Matthew Whitfield’s birthday concert, an ensemble of Happy Jack Yoga musicians presenting spiritual kirtans from India, organist Christopher Dawes honouring the organ music of Canadian composer Healey Willan, and the finale features jazz saxophonist Mitch Beube accompanied on organ and piano by The Real Dan McCoy who is co-founder and Artistic Director. New this year: two 70-inch TV displays. 705-205-9005 BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 6 to 29 Toronto, ON Toronto’s biggest jazz music celebration, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, is celebrating its 30th year. We are based in the Beaches neighbourhood, one of Toronto’s most beautiful communities. With three weekends of park concerts and two street festivals, there is something for everyone! Music lovers unite and let’s make our 30th Anniversary the best that it can be! July 6-8: 3rd Annual Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside in Jimmie Simpson Park July 6-8: Inaugural Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Block Party July 13-15: 3rd Annual Latin Carnival in Woodbine Park July 20-22: TD Presents: 30th Annual BIJF in Woodbine Park July 26-28: StreetFest (Queen St. E from Beech Ave to Woodbine Ave) July 27-29: OLG Presents: 30th Annual BIJF in Woodbine Park 416-698-2152 BRAVO NIAGARA! PRESENTS MILOŠ: THE VOICE OF THE GUITAR ➤ August 18 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Bravo Niagara! is dedicated to presenting the world’s leading Canadian and international artists in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara wine country. On August 18th, Bravo Niagara! presents classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, hailed as “one of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarist today” (New York Times), at the historic 1792 St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagaraon-the-Lake. The program entitled The Voices of the Guitar features special guest Marc Djokic (violin) and his quartet performing works by Bach, Boccherini, Granados, De Falla, Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Villa Lobos, as well as George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney! Don’t miss this rare recital featuring MILOŠ - his only Canadian appearance of 2018! 289-868-9177 Elora Festival, Elora, ON G2 | Summer 2018

BROOKSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE BAY ➤ July 12 to August 23 Midland, ON Brookside Music hosts ‘Festival of the Bay’ at the Midland Cultural Centre. On July 12, The Toronto All Star Big Band kicks off the festival in a lively fashion, followed by “First Lady of Musical Theatre” Louise Pitre performing La vie en rouge, a tribute to Edith Piaf July 19. On July 26, the Rolston String Quartet show us why they were winners of the 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award. Then join our fundraiser on board Miss Midland on August 10 for Huronia Hot Strings’ Gypsy Jazz featuring vocalist Jessica Lalonde. August 16 come for a Taste of Vienna featuring violinist Wolfgang David while feasting on a Viennese dessert. Lastly on August 23, pianist Takeshi Kakehashi and Wolfgang David team up to bring you Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss for a passionate finale. 705-527-4420 BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 21 to August 16 Hamilton, ON Now entering its 31st season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and, the only festival with a fulltime, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, world class soloists, its exuberant young orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. We have attracted world class soloists and other artists/personalities to Hamilton, including James Ehnes, Anton Kuerti, Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Garneau, Karen Kain, Valerie Tryon, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Mordecai Richler, Roberta Bondar and Michael Ondaatje, to name only a few. 905-525-7664 CLEAR LAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 26 to 29 Brandon, Erickson & Riding Mountain National Park, MB The 13th 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 third week of July. For tickets or more information contact us by phone or email tselyakov@ See directions on our website. 204-571-6547 ELORA FESTIVAL ➤ July 13 to 29 Elora, ON The Elora Festival invites you to three weeks of vocal/choral/chamber music delights in one of the prettiest towns in Southern Ontario. Welcome to our 39th season! Join us for The Elora Singers, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ben Heppner, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Rolston String Quartet, Jackie Richardson, André Laplante, Sultans of String, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Louise Pitre, a Family Series, and so much Festival Montreal Baroque Montreal, PQ more. The Elora Festival has encompassed all forms of classical music, jazz, world music and folk since 1979. All concerts take place in gorgeous Elora, Ontario, with its natural beauty, vibrant cultural scene, shopping, restaurants and lodgings. 519-846-0331 FESTIVAL CLASSICA ➤ May 25 to June 16 Saint-Lambert, South Shore of Montréal, Montréal, North Shore of Montréal, QC For its 8th edition, Festival Classica will present 60 indoor and outdoor concerts. Under the theme of “From Schubert to the Stones,” the Festival will run from May 25 to June 16, 2018 in Saint-Lambert, several cities on the South Shore, and on the island of Montreal and the North Shore. Festivalgoers will be treated to exceptional performances by numerous renowned artists, including Stéphane Tétreault, Guillaume Andrieux, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, Russell Braun, Alice Ader, the Solistes de l’OSM, the Orchestre Métropolitain and Marc Martel. Unique concerts will be presented in tribute to remarkable composers: André Mathieu, Claude Debussy and Jacques Hétu! 888-801-9906 FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL BAROQUE ➤ June 21 to 24 Montréal, QC For Montreal Baroque’s 16th year, Georg Frederic Handel will inspire a sumptuous menu including a panoply of rare works by the great master of drama! From June 21 to 24, the 16th edition of the Montreal Baroque Festival returns with Hallelujah Handel!, bringing the city to life with the sounds of baroque bonbons known and loved by all as well as unknown works by the great master and music that he would have heard down at the pub! Hallelujah Handel! will reflect Handel’s flamboyant character with unique performances of rarely heard works performed in unusual settings. 514-845-7171 Summer 2018 | G3

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