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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 great entertainment on the Youth Stage on Saturday and Sunday featuring the winners of the Markham Youth Expo. There will be crafts and swimming in Morgan Pool. Great family fun! 647-983-9054 MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 1 to 17 Montreal, QC The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents its 23rd season, offering a wonderful array of gems from the chamber music repertoire, exciting premieres, and new collaborations, with performances by many of our most revered artists along with brilliant new discoveries. Beginning with a new spring series at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal in April and May, the Festival moves to Pollack Hall for the TD JAZZ and classical series in June. With our theme “Droit au Cœur!” (Straight to the Heart!), we emphasize our love for chamber music, the most intimate and collaborative of art forms. Highlights include the Canadian premiere of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet and special events to celebrate the “Year of the Cello” in concert and film. 514-489-7444 MUSIC AT PORT MILFORD ➤ July 21 to August 11 Prince Edward County, ON 2018 marks Music at Port Milford’s 32nd year of bringing internationallyrenowned artist faculty to Prince Edward County to create an inspiring summer music experience. Saturday Chamber Music Series: Tickets: adult, student, Youth (12 and under); Season Pass: 0 adult, Student, Youth (12 and under). July 21, 7:30 p.m, Phenomenal Woman: Tokai String Quartet, joined by pianist, Angela Park; soprano, Rebecca Kenneally; actor, Joan McBride. July 28, 7:30 p.m, Form, Balance, Motion: Quatuor Saguenay (Alcan) with pianist, Allison Gagnon. August 4, 7:30 p.m, Ludwig meets Dizzy: Harlem String Quartet. August 11, 7:30 p.m, Folk Connection: Port Milford Chamber Players. 613-476-7735 MUSIC FROM SCRATCH ➤ August 27 to 31 Toronto, ON In partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, Music From Scratch is a free week-long music creation workshop for people between the ages of 18 and 25. Facilitated by Jerry Pergolesi and guest composer/sound creator Giorgio Magnanensi, and guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, movement 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 7 to September 3 Toronto, ON A lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – welcome to our 27th 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. We feature an eclectic mix of everything from classical solo and chamber music to jazz, fusion and world music. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a paywhat-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Please join us. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May to Labour Day. 416-598-4521 x223 OPERAMUSKOKA FESTIVAL ➤ August 21 to 24 Bracebridge, ON The 9th Annual OperaMuskoka Festival takes place August 21-24 2018, in Bracebridge, Ontario. The opening night opera will be Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, produced by Sharon Tikiryan, M.Mus. Sharon will also sing the role of the calculating maid. Wednesday August 22 will be our Annual Stars of Tomorrow Concert, featuring young people from Toronto and the surrounding area of Muskoka. Both these events take place at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. At the Pinegrove Fellowship Church in Bracebridge on Thursday August 23, the Festival will feature a Vocal Masterclass with Jennifer Tung of the Royal Conservatory of Music, followed by her concert in the evening. The Festival concludes on Friday August 24, with a Violin Masterclass with Moshe Hammer, and an evening concert also at Pinegrove Fellowship Church, 295 Taylor Rd. 705-764-1381 OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST ➤ July 26 to August 9 Ottawa, ON K2P 0W7 This year presenting pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Angela Hewitt, Danel, Rolston, and Ariel Quartets, improvisational violinist Roby Lakatos, folk group The Fretless, and many more! Celebrating 25 years, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance for musical celebration in the nation’s capital throughout the year with a Concert Series and Community Engagement and Education programming, culminating in the Chamberfest summer festival. The world’s largest festival of its kind, the Ottawa Chamberfest summer festival is a 2018 Festivals and Events (FEO) Ontario “Top 100” and winner of seven consecutive Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts. 613-234-6306 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ September 7 to 16 Picton, ON Now in its 15th season, the festival will open with a concert featuring our new artistic directors, the renowned New Orford String Quartet, and a special work by composer John Burge, Death of a Lady’s Man - a world premiere with a nod to Leonard Cohen. The following evening will be devoted to renaissance and baroque G6 | Summer 2018

music with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. The weekend will end with a piano recital by André Laplante. The second weekend begins with Erin Wall, in an evening of song and operatic arias. The next evening features Mark Fewer and his jazz trio, David Braid piano, Joseph Phillips bass. In our last concert, Mark Fewer is joined by classical musicians Bénédicte Lauzière, Eric Nowlin, Joseph Johnson and Wonny Song to perform chamber music. 613-645-2250 PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ August 14 to 19 Prince Edward County, ON This year’s festival main stage shows are deep in big-name Juno and Grammy royalty - Robi Botos, Carol Welsman, and the Brian Barlow Big Band - we’ll showcase saxophonists Tara Davidson, the JUNO-winning Allison Au, bassist Marika Galea, violinist Drew Jurecka, and pianist Adrean Farrugia. The festival makes it a point to support emerging artists, and we bring back outstanding young performers who have a history with us. Marika Galea will be playing every day this year. She came to us first as part of her high school band that participated in our jazz education program, and then won the Rising Young Star award, and later performed on our stage with her own groups. Drew Jurecka returns after his highly-acclaimed run as our featured artist in 2017. 613-399-2477 SAINT JOSEPH’S ARTSFEST 2018 ➤ May 27 to June 10 Hamilton, ON Saint Joseph’s ArtsFest brings music and theatre performances to the GTHA area. In the superior acoustics of Saint Joseph’s Church in Hamilton, this year’s festival brings together artists not only from Canada, but also from Estonia and the Czech Republic. Both of these European countries are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. Highlights of the Festival will include the Prague Mixed Choir (Conductor: Jiří Petrdlík) and Aare Tammesalu (cellist from Estonia). We are also pleased to present A Man for All Seasons under the stage direction of Lana Borsellino. Featured will be works by Haydn, Smetana, Arvo Pärt, and the sublime Miserere by Allegri with Julie Ludwig. Come to a concert or stage play, then enjoy an evening meal on trendy Locke Street in Hamilton. 905-528-0019 17TH ANNUAL SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ August 17 to 19 Toronto, ON For three days in August, the Beat of the Globe comes to the Heart of Toronto, as Small World Music reinvents its annual festival program, moving its 17th edition to the waterfront at the height of the summer season. Inspired by and celebrating the 30th anniversary of WOMAD, which first took place at the same venue in 1988, expect an eclectic mix of international artists and local greats informed by the notion of ‘intersections’ – connecting communities and juxtaposing traditional and cutting-edge forms. Highlights include Daraa Tribes (Morocco), Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), Las Cafeteras (USA), DJ Lag (South Africa) and Surefire Sweat (Toronto). Music-focused films and family-friendly workshops will also be on offer, looking to the past and the future of culturally diverse music. Music at Port Milford Port Milford, ON 416-536-5439 SOMETHING ELSE! FESTIVAL ➤ June 13 to 17 Hamilton, ON World-renowned artists from all over North America & Europe will head to Hamilton to play a wide array of vital, adventurous, creative music; newer traditions in jazz, free, improvised music & much more, over 5 days, 7 ticketed events, 30 sets of music & dance. Artist-in-residence, master percussionist Jesse Stewart will perform with iconoclasts Eugene Chadbourne (US), William Parker (US), Joe McPhee (US) & Michael Snow... highly revered musicians David Mott, Nicolas Caloia, Kevin Breit, Matt Brubeck & tap dancer Heather Cornell (US) + Parker/Nicholson’s Hope Cries for Justice (US), The Young Mothers (US/ NO), Artifacts Trio (US), Susan Alcorn (US) & Amy Brandon, Will Guthrie (FR), Monicker (UK/CA), Sick Boss + Löve (SE/CA), Gord Grdina Quartet (US/CA), ++! Tickets: -35; Passes: 0-125 289-993-1993 SOUTH COAST JAZZ & BLUES ➤ Aug 17 to 19 Port Dover, ON Norfolk County’s Official Premier Festival: Friday August 17, Riverfront Park, 52 Harbour St. 5-10 pm Chuck Jackson /Tyler Yarema. Saturday 18, Port Dover Community Center, 801 St. George St. 5-11 pm Kellylee Evans, Heather Bambrick, Brian Dickinson, Host Dini Petty. Sunday 19, Burning Kiln Winery, 1709 Front Rd. (Near Turkey Point Beach) Dave Young & more. World class live music, farm fresh food & fun! VIP tickets starting at . Saturday Main Event includes catered dinner & three Headliners-! VIP weekend passes only ! Book now! Accommodations also available. 519-774-2787 Summer 2018 | G7

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