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Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018

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  • Festival
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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 FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND ➤ July 20 to August 11 Parry Sound, ON Concerts – Cruises – Talks. Canada’s finest Jazz and Classical Summer Music Festival. Experience world-class chamber, jazz and folk music combined with the beautiful landscape of Georgian Bay! In its 39-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 20 to August 11, the Festival of the Sound hosts over 60 events, with over 70 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 THE FOREST FESTIVAL ➤ August 15 to 19 Haliburton, ON The magic begins. The Forest Festival…five days, seven outstanding all-Canadian musical artists, one unforgettable experience. Join us August 15 through 19 for a celebration of the senses that will connect you with music and nature and leave you spellbound. Imagine sitting in an amphitheatre overlooking a wilderness lake deep in the heart of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve; or in the rustic intimacy of the Historic Logging Museum with the warm acoustics only a vintage wood and timber building can offer. The 2018 lineup features something for all musical tastes: from celtic to roots to blues and much more. Don’t miss: Susan Aglukark, Sarah Harmer, Cowboy Junkies, Rob Lutes, The Sultans of String, BMC Organ Trio with special guest Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Leahy. 800-631-2198 GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ September 12 to 16 Guelph, ON Join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with five days of world-class creative music in one of Ontario’s loveliest cities. Our intimate community-powered festival features the best in contemporary improvised music, offers ticketed concerts plus a free outdoor series on Friday and Saturday in Market Square, and hosts free educational programming with panel talks and artist interviews. Some of the artists featured include: Darius Jones’s Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation), Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers, Jean Derome’s Somebody Special: Music of Steve Lacy, Satoko Fujii’s This Is It!, Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones, Agustí Fernández & Yves Charuest, Konk Pack, Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby, and many more. 519-763-4952 HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ August 8 to 12 Shelburne, ON The Heritage Music Festival, featuring the 68th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship, will take place August 8-12, 2018 in Shelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, the event features a variety of entertainers, including The Trews, the Beckett Family, and Louis Schryer, as well as Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes. Community events include camping, Bands and Brews at the Fiddle Park, a giant fiddle parade, a pork bbq, an open air market, and non-denominational church service. Proceeds of the Heritage Music Festival support Shelburne Rotary’s many charitable projects. 519-941-1114 HIGHLANDS OPERA STUDIO ➤ July 26 to August 27 Haliburton, ON Join us for our 12th season! Hear the best emerging professional voices from across Canada in the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, only 2 1/2 hours northeast of the GTA. Established in 2007 by internationally-acclaimed Canadian tenor Richard Margison and Canadian stage director/violist Valerie Kuinka, Highlands Opera Studio is an advanced intensive professional training and networking program for emerging opera professionals. Chosen from 150+ applicants from across Canada and into the States, the 2018 participants can be heard in public masterclasses, multiple concerts, community events, and three fullystaged operas: La Bohème, and a double-bill of comic Canadian operas, The Glove and The Troublemaker. Love to sing yourself? Get involved in the Highlands Opera Community School! 855-455-5533 2018 HONENS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ➤ 30 August to 8 September Calgary, AB Honens discovers, nurtures, and presents Complete Artists—21st century pianists for 21st century audiences. The Honens International Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Mrs. Honens’ love of world renowned music with Albertans every year. 403-299-0130 HUGH’S ROOM LIVE - SUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL ➤ June 15 to August 25 Toronto, ON Not taking that summer road trip? Didn’t get tickets for that festival? Cottage burnt down? Hugh’s Room Live has a concert outing to offer you! Please join us at the Summer Nights Festival, a wide-ranging program of international and local luminaries from the folk, blues, jazz and world music spectrum. Featured within the Summer Nights Festival are two new series. Solo Piano Double is a crazy quilt of styles including artists such as Jenie Thai to Robi Botos. Our Songwriting Sessions series matches songcrafters Ariana Gillis, Jon Brooks among many more. From the Barra MacNeils to the Shuffle Demons to David Bromberg, come on out to Dundas West for music from overseas and around the block. Make us your destination for Summer Nights! 416-533-5483 G4 | Summer 2018

HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ➤ July 6 to August 17 Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1 Entering its 26th season of presenting excellence in the performing arts, the Huntsville Festival will once again feature a series of international, national and local performing arts concerts. The eclectic lineup features Jim Cuddy, Downchild Blues Band, country stars Doc Walker, blues man Matt Andersen, jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer and alt rockers Whitehorse among others and will feature tributes to Stuart McLean, Oscar Peterson, and the music of 60’s/70’s folk artists from James Taylor to Bob Dylan. A special Choir!Choir!Choir! evening will be held at Deerhurst Resort on July 13. Daytime concerts, children’s shows and the return of Nuit Blanche North are highlights. 705-789-4975 KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ September 14 to 16 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 9 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. The 2018 edition will take place September 14, 15, 16, where KMJF will present over 400 artists, in over 24 venues - CASH ONLY at the door. This year we have some very exciting new venues. Subscribe to our newsletter at for more details. 347-789-2034 KINCARDINE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ August 12 to 17 Kincardine, ON Celebrating its 27th anniversary, KSMF is known for excellent programming. The Festival presents fabulous concerts starring award-winning artists. 2018 JUNO award winner Mike Downes Quartet, August 13, Whiskey Jack, August 14, All Day Breakfast String Band and Scottish Fling, August 15, trailblazing violinist Andrea Tyniec, August 16, Heavyweight Brass Band, August 17. Don’t miss the free 4 O’Clock in the Park concerts August 12 - 17 in downtown Victoria Park. KSMF music education classes run daily August 13 to 17 for everyone from beginners to experienced players, age 7 to adult. Guitar, Strings, Bands and Vocals on the shores of Lake Huron - Music and the Beach! Kincardine Summer Music Festival – creating fabulous musical experiences for 27 years! 519-396-9716 LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL ➤ June 30 to August 25 Leith, ON Leith Summer Festival presents five concerts in the Historic Leith Church, 12 km from Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. It’s a wonderfully intimate venue with superb acoustics enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. The LSF begins Saturday, June 30 with songs by Julie Nesrallah, mezzo, and Robert Kortgaard, piano. Lulaworld Toronto, ON On Saturday, July 14, Robi Botos, piano, and Paul Novotny, bass, play innovative traditional jazz. The Penderecki String Quartet performs Schafer, Grieg and Beethoven on Saturday July 28. Jonathan Crow, violin, Philip Chiu, piano and Gabriel Radford, horn play Schumann and Brahms on Saturday August 11, while the piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada closes the season on August 25. All concerts at 7:30 pm. Tickets at Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound. 519-371-5316 LULAWORLD ➤ May 31 to June 10 Toronto, ON The annual LULAWORLD festival showcases new work and collaborations by local and international Latin, Brazilian, jazz, folk and global artists. In addition to three CD releases, highlights of LULAWORLD 2018 include a community brass band that you can perform with, special guest salsa artists from Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Montreal, a residency with Olodum’s Mestre Memeu direct from Brazil, indigenous reggae, rock and blues by Shauit and Digging Roots, Philadelphia-based jazz poet Ursula Rucker, and a music and street mural exchange with Valparaiso, Chile. The festival includes ten free, family friendly outdoor performances on June 1 and 2 in collaboration with the Dundas West Fest community street festival. LULAWORLD is presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre. 416-588-0307 MARKHAM VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 15, 16, 17 Markham, ON The Markham Village Music Festival is back on the third weekend in June on the Main Street of Markham Village. On June 15 & 16, the Festival will be held on Markham Road, north of Highway 7. The Festival features four stages of entertainment, craft and food vendors, Farmers’ Market and a Kids’ Zone in Morgan Park. Morgan Park (one block east of Main Street) will feature the carnival rides that will operate on Friday evening, Saturday and NEW this year, Sunday afternoon. On Saturday the petting zoo will be back, and there will be Summer 2018 | G5

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