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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.

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●●Jul 08 4:00: Minerva’s Cello. Featuring little-known music for early cello. Elinor Frey, cello; Joëlle Morton, viola da gamba/violone; Lucas Harris, theorbo. ●●Jul 12 7:00: Crossroads. Debut of trio of young traditional Québécois musicians. La Croisée d’Antan (Jordan Bélanger, fiddle, foot percussion, voice; David Lefrançois, accordion, harmonica, foot percussion, voice; Anthony Vacchio, keyboard and voice). ●●Jul 19 7:00: To Russia With Love. New Zealand String Quartet. ●●Jul 22 4:00: Mirrored Glass. Taktus Marimba Duo. ●●Jul 26 7:00: Blythwood Winds: Flights of Fancy. ●●Jul 29 4:00: From Baghdad to Brittany. Featuring music from the Middle-Eastern desert, Celtic plains of France and Carpathian Mountains of the Balkans. Moskitto Bar (Tangi Ropars, accordion/voice; Ahmed Moneka, percussion/voice; Nadjem Fethi violin/kora; Demetrios Petsalakis, oud). ●●Aug 02 7:00: Kakki (Spirit). Nagata Shachu. ●●Aug 09 7:00: Satyam (Truth). Classical South Asian story of Savitri, a young woman who fights the Lord of Death to save her beloved. Bageshree Vaze, vocals/Kathak dance; Vineet Vyas, tabla drums; Rajib Karmakar, sitar. ●●Aug 12 4:00: Fiddles and Banjos and Guitars, Oh My! Bombadils (Luke Fraser and Sarah Frank). ●●Aug 16 7:00: Faces of the Violin. Featuring music from the Austrian court to the fjords of Norway to the villages of Eastern Europe. Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka, classical and traditional violin, mandolin, 9-string hardanger fiddle. ●●Aug 19 4:00: Sunday Afternoon at the Opera. Cénacle (Karim Nasr, historical clarinets; Jennifer Thiessen, viola; Francis Palma- Pelletier, violone). ●●Aug 23 7:00: Elas mon cuer: Intabulations Summer Festivals of Music of love and hearts from the Middle Ages. Instrumental versions of late medieval love songs. InTabula (Katelyn Clark, clavisimbalum; Esteban La Rotta, lutes). ●●Aug 26 4:00: Baroque Dance in the Garden. Chamber music and dance from the French Baroque. Confluence (Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, dancer; Emma Hannan, soprano). ●●Sep 09 4:00: Luna Nueva. The first new moon of autumn inspires music to reflect on new cycles, harvests, patterns and beginnings. New Flamenco Quartet (Tamar Ilana and Shirlita La Pili, voice/dance; Matt Sellick, flamenco guitar; Jessica Hana Deutsch, violin/voice). ●●Sep 16 4:00: Youth and Passion. Early works by composers who would become renowned masters. Madawaska String Quartet. Summer Opera Lyric Theatre July 27 to August 5 Toronto, ON 416-366-7723 www.solt.ca All performances are at Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. ●●Jul 27 8:00: Manon. Music by Massenet. Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille. Suzy Smith, music director. Also Jul 29(2pm); Aug 1(2pm); 4(8pm). ●●Jul 28 2:00: Così fan tutte. Music by Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Valentina Sadovski, music director. Also Jul 31(8pm); Aug 2(8pm), 5(2pm). ●●Jul 28 8:00: Semele. Music by Handel. Libretto by William Congreve. Christopher Bagan, music director. Also Aug 1(8pm); 3(8pm); 4(2pm). Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival July 20 to 23 Waterloo, ON 519-279-0189 www.uptownwaterloojazz.ca Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Sweetwater Music Festival September 21 to 23 Owen Sound and Meaford, ON 519-371-2833 www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival June 11 to 23 Toronto, ON 416-964-6337 www.tafelmusik.org/TBSF All concerts are free admission on a firstcome, first served basis with donations appreciated. Seating is subject to the capacity of the venue. GC - Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. TSP - Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. WH - Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. ●●Jun 11 8:00: Opening Night. William Sharp, baritone; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Elisa Citterio and Ivars Taurins, directors. TSP. ●●Jun 16 12:30: Baroque Portraits. Members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty. WH. ●●Jun 17 12:30: Many Strings Attached. Viola d’Amore Workshop participants; Thomas Georgi, leader. WH. ●●Jun 20 1:00: Toronto Baroque Summer Institute Orchestras and Choirs. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Orchestra and Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Elisa Citterio, Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, directors. WH. ●●Jun 23 7:30: The Grand Finale. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Orchestra and Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir; Elisa Citterio, Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, directors. GC. TD Markham Jazz Festival August 15, 17 to 19 Markham, ON 905-471-5299 www.markhamjazzfestival.com Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. TD Niagara Jazz Festival July 19 to 29 Niagara-on-the-Lake & St. Catharines, ON 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (548-5299) www.niagarajazzfestival.com F – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, 905-688-0722 HP – Henry of Pelham Winery, 1469 Pelham Rd., St. Catharines, 905-684-8423 HW – The Hare Wine Company, 769 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-684-4994 L – Lakeside Park, 1 Lakeport Rd., St. Catharines, 905-688-5601 M – Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, 905-685-4040 P – Pier 61 Restaurant, 61 Lakeport Rd., St. Catharines, 905-397-7771 SM – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-3266 SP – Simcoe Park, Picton St., Virgil, 905-468-3266 W – The Warehouse, 11 Geneva St., St. Catharines, 905-988-5408 ●●Jul 02 8:00: Twilight Jazz in the Clubs: Eric St. Laurent Trio. M. ●●Jul 05 7:00: Dave Brubeck Tribute: Sax in the Vineyard. Bobby Millitello, sax. HP. ●●Jul 19 9:00: Twilight Jazz in the Clubs: Duncan Hopkins Trio. W. ●●Jul 20 9:00: Twilight Jazz in the Clubs: James Bryan Trio. W. ●●Jul 22 11:00am: World Music on the Beach. Live music, children’s activities, food trucks, wine, craft beer and artisan vendors. L.; 8:00: Live Music Jam. Live music, children’s activities, food trucks, wine, craft beer and artisan vendors. TD Niagara Jazz Festival House Band Trio. P. ●●Jul 27 7:30: Jazz in the City: Flagship Event - Singin’ with the Big Band. Indigenous ceremony before the concert. Jim John’s Swing Shift Big Band with Christopher Alan Graves. F.; 9:00: Twilight Jazz in the Clubs: Heillig Manoeuvre. M. ●●Jul 28 11:00am: Jazz in the Park. Live music, children’s activities, food, wine, craft beer and artisan vendors. SP.. Also Jul 29; 8:00: Jazz Masters: Timeless Clarinet. Phil Nimmons and David Braid. SM.; 8:00: Soul Jazz in the Vineyard. HW. ●●Jul 29 11:00am: Jazz in the Park. Live music, children’s activities, food, wine, craft beer and artisan vendors. SP. Also Jul 28; 7:00: Jazz on the Lake: Dixieland Jazz Event. Surprise location. TD Sunfest ’18: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures July 5 to 8 London, ON 519-672-1522 www.sunfest.on.ca Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. TD Toronto Jazz Festival June 22 to July 1 Toronto, ON 855-985-5000 www.torontojazz.com C – Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. DMH – Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. DML – Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. E – Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. HS – Home Smith Bar, The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke HT – Horsehoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. K – Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. OLG – OLG Stage on Cumberland. PT – The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. PX – The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. ROM – Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. S – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. T – Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 417 Bloor St. W. ●●Jun 13 7pm: Luis Mario Ochoa Quartet. DML. ●●Jun 22 5:30pm: Hector Quartet. OLG.; 7pm: ROM Friday Night Live: Jazz Club. ROM; 7:30pm, Heather Bambrick & Friends with Russ Little Quartet featuring Guido Basso. HS. Also Jun 23. ●●Jun 23 8pm: Seal. S.; 8pm: Liona Boyd & PRÉGARDIEN & DRAKE in recital July 17 at Walter Hall 50 | June 1 - September 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Friends - A Tribute to Yorkville in the Sixties. C; 9pm: Toronto Poetry Slam. PT. ●●Jun 24 8:30pm: The Bad Plus. T. ●●Jun 25 7pm: Lake Street Dive. DMH.; 8pm: Alison Kraus. S.; 8pm: Gregory Porter. E.; 8pm: Blues Revue featuring Bettye LaVette. K.; 9pm: ART the Band. PT. ●●Jun 26 7pm: Snarky Puppy. DMH.; 8pm: Savion Glover featuring Marcus Gilmore. K.; 8:30pm: Elise LeGrow. T.; 10pm: KNOWER (Anomalie opening). HT. ●●Jun 27 7pm: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. DMH; 8:30pm: Cécile McLorin Salvant. T.; 9pm: Weaves. PX. ●●Jun 28 8:30pm: Holly Cole. T. ●●Jun 29 7:30pm: Heather Bambrick & Friends with Russ Little Quartet feat. Melissa Stylianou. HS. Also Jun 30; 8pm: Herbie Hancock. S. Toronto Summer Music July 12 to August 4 Toronto, ON 647-430-5699 www.torontosummermusic.com BW - The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd. CR - Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. KH - Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. LL - Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. WH - Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. ●●Jul 12 7:30: Opening Night Concert: Borodin Quartet. KH. ●●Jul 13 7:30: Mother Russia. Lukas Geniušas, piano; Borodin Quartet. WH. ●●Jul 14 1:00: reGENERATION. Singers, pianists and chamber musicians from the Toronto Summer Music Academy’s Art of Song program and Chamber Music Institute. Also 4pm. WH.; 7:30: Chamber Music reGENER- ATION. Toronto Summer Music Fellows and Academy mentors. WH. ●●Jul 16 7:30: Tears of Exile. Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal; Andrew McAnerney, conductor. WH. ●●Jul 17 7:30: Prégardien and Drake in Recital. Christoph Prégardien, tenor; Julius Drake, piano. WH. ●●Jul 18 11:00am: Classical Kids Concerts Series: Kinan Azmeh City Band. Presented in English and Arabic for ages 4-10. Kinan Azmeh, clarinet. WH.; 7:30: Kinan Azmeh City Band. Kinan Azmeh, clarinet. WH. ●●Jul 19 7:30: L’Histoire du Soldat. TSO Chamber Soloists; Derek Boyer, narrator; Jennifer Nichols, dancer/choreographer; Alaina Viau, director and designer; Jonathan Crow, violin and leader. KH.; 10:30: TSM Late Night Encore. Jonathan Crow, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Miles Jaques, clarinet; Natasha Paremski, piano. WH. ●●Jul 20 7:30: The Trout. Christoph Prégardien, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano; Scott St. John, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Julie Albers, cello; and others. WH. ●●Jul 21 1:00: reGENERATION. Singers, pianists and chamber musicians from the Toronto Summer Music Academy’s Art of Song program and Chamber Music Institute. Also 4pm. WH.; 7:30: Chamber Music reGENER- ATION. Toronto Summer Music Fellows and Academy mentors. WH. ●●Jul 23 7:30: Sounding Thunder. Text by Armand Garnet Ruffo. James Campbell, clarinet; Musicians from Festival of the Sound. WH. ●●Jul 24 7:30: Different Trains. New Orford String Quartet. LL. ●●Jul 25 11:00am: Classical Kids Concerts Series: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. For ages 4-10. TSM Festival Orchestra; Jonathan Crow, violin; Joanna Kellam, host. WH.; 7:30: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. TSM Academy Fellows; Jonathan Crow, violin. Post-concert reception. CR. ●●Jul 26 7:30: O Happy Day. Gospel favourites. Ben Heppner, tenor; Toronto Mass Choir. KH. ●●Jul 27 7:30: New Orford String Quartet. New Orford String Quartet; Pedja Muzijevic, piano. WH. ●●Jul 28 4:00: Chamber Music reGENERA- TION. Toronto Summer Music Fellows and Academy mentors. Also 7:30pm. WH. ●●Jul 29 2:00: TSM Community Day: Reflections of Wartime. Canadian National Brass Project. Includes Musical Petting Zoo. BW.; 7:30: TSM Community Day: National Youth Orchestra of Canada - Migrations. KH. ●●Jul 30 7:30: A Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin. Jonathan Crow, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. WH. ●●Jul 31 7:30: Angela Cheng. Angela Cheng, piano; Alvin Chow, piano. WH. ●●Aug 01 11:00am: Classical Kids Concerts Series: Music from Wartime. For ages 4-10. Eric Nowlin, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Philip Chiu, piano; Alexander Kerr, violin. WH.; 7:30: War in the 20th Century. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Stephen Dann, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; and others. WH. ●●Aug 02 7:30: A Big Band Celebration. Ranee Lee, vocals; Gordon Foote, music director. KH. ●●Aug 03 7:30: Brahms Sextet. Aaron Schwebel, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Barry Shiffman, violin; Eric Nowlin, viola; Stephen Dann, viola; and others. WH. ●●Aug 04 7:30: TSM Finale. Performances by TSM Artists, Academy Fellows, and Community Academy participants. WH. Westben Concerts at The Barn June 9 to August 5 Campbellford, ON 877-883-5777 www.westben.ca B - The Barn, 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford. C - Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. ●●Jun 09 2:00: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Adam Fisher (Joseph); Kimberly Dafoe, narrator; Caroline Smith & Brian Finley, co-directors; Brian Finley, music director; Westben Youth, Teen and Festival Choruses. Also Jun 10(2pm); 15(7pm); 16(2pm); 17(2pm). B. ●●Jul 06 7:00: Schumann Liederabend. Sung in German, with English translations. Wallis Giunta, mezzo; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Brian Finley, piano. 6pm: pre-concert chat on Schumann’s Lieder. Concert repeats at 9pm. B. ●●Jul 07 2:00: Don Giovanni in Concert. Joel Allison (Leporello); Leanne Kaufman (Donna Anna); Alexander Dobson (Don Giovanni); Matthew Li (Masetto/Commendatore); Colin Ainsworth (Don Ottavio); Teiya Kasahara (Donna Elvira); Vania Chan (Zerlina); Andrea Grant, music director & pianist. 1pm: preconcert chat. B. ●●Jul 08 2:00: Chopin Celebration - Robert Silverman. Robert Silverman, piano. 1pm: pre-concert chat. B. ●●Jul 12 7:00: New Now: Performer-Composer Showcase Concert. 1pm: pre-concert chat. B. ●●Jul 14 2:00: Vancouver Chamber Choir. 1pm: pre-concert chat. B. ●●Jul 15 2:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band Tentet. B. ●●Jul 18 2:00: Broadway at the Barn: Crazy for Gershwin. Caitlin Wood, soprano; Marjori Maltais, mezzo; Adam Fisher, tenor; Clarence Frazer, baritone; Brian Finley, piano. Also Jul 19, 25, 26. B. ●●Jul 20 7:00: British Invasion. Celebration of the British Invasion & The American Revolution. Andy Forgie and Big Black Smoke. B. ●●Jul 21 2:00: Taste of Scotland. Scotch tasting, a good meal, the sound of the pipes, and a concert featuring Scottish tunes. Donna Bennett, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Brian Finley, piano; Port Hope & District Pipe Band; Jamie York, pipe major. B. ●●Jul 22 2:00: John McDermott. John McDermott, tenor; Jason Fowler, guitars; Mark Lama, keyboards, melodia, accordion. B. ●●Jul 25 2:00: Broadway at the Barn: see Jul 18. B. ●●Jul 27 7:00: Sarah Harmer. B. ●●Jul 28 2:00: Marc-André Hamelin with The Danel String Quartet. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Marc Danel, violin; Gilles Millet, violin; Vlad Bogdanas, viola; Yovan Markovitch, cello. 1:15pm: Pre-concert chat. B. ●●Jul 29 2:00: The StepCrew. Cara Butler, step-dancer; Jon Pilatzke, step-dancer; Nathan Pilatzke, step-dancer; Christine Carr, tap dancer; Alyth McCormack, vocals; and others. B. ●●Aug 02 7:00: New Now: A Little Off the Sides. New sounds coming from the sidestreets of Montreal. Alexia Avina, singer/ songwriter; and others. C. ●●Aug 03 7:00: Turbo Street Funk. Casey Van; vocals, guitar & harmonica; Juan Manuel Arce, alto sax; Joel Eric Szabo; horn; Camilo Gallon, drums; Ian Feenstra, sousaphone. B. ●●Aug 04 2:00: Michael Kaeshammer, Piano. B. ●●Aug 05 2:00: Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir: Celebrate! B. L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT July 19 at Koerner Hall KINAN AZMEH CITYBAND July 18 at Walter Hall BEN HEPPNER O HAPPY DAY July 26 at Koerner Hall A BIG BAND CELEBRATION with RANEE LEE August 2 at Koerner Hall thewholenote.com June 1 - September 7, 2018 | 51

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