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Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019

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Something Old, Something New! The Ide(a)s of March are Upon Us! Rob Harris's Rear View Mirror looks forward to a tonal revival; Tafelmusik expands their chronological envelope in two directions, Esprit makes wave after wave; Pax Christi's new oratorio by Barbara Croall catches the attention of our choral and new music columnists; and summer music education is our special focus, right when warm days are once again possible to imagine. All this and more in our March 2019 edition, available in flipthrough here, and on the stands starting Thursday Feb 28.


2019 SPECIAL FOCUS SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION It may be cold and windy as you read this, and you may feel as though 2019 has just barely started, but don’t suppress that hopeful feeling – summer is travelling in our direction quickly! With longer days and liberated timetables come new opportunities to consider music-making in fresh new settings. If you’re contemplating summer music programs for yourself, your children or your whole family this year, our annual Focus on Summer Music Education is the place to start, and now is the time to flex your planning muscles. Regardless of your level of skill, from amateur to professional, there are numerous choices for you to look over. The profiles below, presented by the programs themselves, illustrate an abundance of chances for you to sharpen your aptitudes, discover new ones, and make lifelong associations and friendships. There are programs designed for classical musicians and vocalists, with many opportunities for performance; others offer sessions in jazz, rock, music theatre, composition and even philosophy! There are, of course, programs for children and toddlers as well as programs for teachers, and everything from residential intensives in picturesque settings to day programs and courses nearer to home. Truly, there is something for everybody. But don’t delay - some of them fill up quickly! You may have noticed that there were four programs profiled in our February issue. For your interest, and in case you missed them, they are: • Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy • Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute • Tuckamore Festival Young Artist Program • Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute These were summer programs that had earlier deadlines. They’re not reprinted here, but you can find them online, where this directory will be maintained and updated online on an ongoing basis, year round – so check back at resources throughout the year for more. To join The WholeNote Focus on Summer Music Education online please contact or call 416-323-2232 x26. The WholeNote Directory Team Canadian Opera Company Summer Opera Camps and Summer Opera Immersion PROJECT MANAGER: KAREN AGES PROJECT EDITOR: KEVIN KING LAYOUT AND DESIGN: SUSAN SINCLAIR PROOFREADING: DANIAL JAZAERI WEBSITE: KEVIN KING ●●CAMMAC Music Centre Lake MacDonald, 85 Chemin Cammac, Harrington, QC June 24 to August 12 Contact: Julie Roy 819-687-3938 Deadline: May 1 Cost: 5 - ,000 Residential program !! This is a family music camp for amateur musicians aged 5 to 99 years. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult participant. The program consists of 7 independent week-long sessions, each with a different musical theme, from Early Music to Classical to Jazz; Chamber music to Choral music; traditional to Celtic to other world music. Professional musicians, carefully chosen for their positive attitude and their excellent pedagogy, will coach, conduct, teach and encourage all participants to improve their musical level. Amateurs of all levels are welcome, and all have the life-changing opportunity of making music with other amateurs in a supportive atmosphere, and a stunningly beautiful natural environment situated on the banks of Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians. ●● Camp musical Tutti Bishop’s University, 2600 Rue College, Sherbrooke, QC July 6 to 13 Contact: Esfir Dyachkov 514-486-8727 Cost: (Registration), 0 (Educational Program), 0 (Food and Lodging) Residential and day programs Camp Hours: 8:45am to 9pm (8:45am to 5:30pm for very young campers) !! Camp musical Tutti takes place in the picturesque Eastern Townships. Our goal is to encourage students to love making music. We run residential and day camps, and we offer a flex-stay program. Partial scholarships are available. As a non-profit organization, we will present our annual benefit concert, featuring 3 pianists and 1 cellist, all winners of prestigious international competitions, on April 16 at Bourgie Hall, 1339 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal H3G 1G2. We welcome participants of all ages (children/adults), all levels and all instruments. We teach in English, French and Russian. Courses include choir, masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music, orchestra, theatre, art, swimming and other recreational activities. We end with a gala concert open to the public. 68 | March 2019

●●Canadian Opera Company Summer Opera Camps and Summer Opera Immersion Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON July 2 to 27 Contact: COC Box Office 416-363-8231 Deadline: Until Full Cost: 0 - 0 (depending on age) Camp Hours: 9am to 3:30 or 4pm (depending on age) !! The Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps offer children entering grades 1-8 an immersive operatic experience. Participants will playfully explore opera as both creators and performers, while developing their skills in a fun, yet intensive, week-long camp. Weekly activities include story creation, singing, composing, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. The Summer Opera Immersion, for students in grades 9-12+, runs from July 22-27. Participants will work with professional artists to create and design their own opera, nurture performance skills, and experience every element of an opera come together in a final performance for family and friends. Ideal for any arts-loving teen. All levels of experience welcome. ●●Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA) and Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO) London, Canada and Lucca, Italy May 1 to 26, July 1 to August 11 Contact: Carmen Specht and Brianna DeSantis 519-661-2111 x80047 Deadline: Until full – contact for details Cost: Various – see website for details (housing included for AEDO only) Residential program !! Two opera intensives from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University: COAA is an elite international program that provides singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize and sustain a prolific and rewarding career in the operatic profession. AEDO, in Lucca, Italy, presents the ultimate European opera experience for singers, pianists, directors and instrumentalists with four fully-staged operas*: Handel’s Ariodante, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica, and Puccini’s La Bohème. Audition required. *Final repertoire selection to be confirmed upon completion of auditions. General director: Sophie Louise Roland. Artistic director: Simone Luti. ●●Creative Strings Workshop Jumblies Theatre, 132 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON May 18 to 19 Contact: Christian Howes / Victoria Yeh 416-799-0737 Deadline: May 15 Cost: 0 Camp Hours: 10am to 6pm (Sat & Sun) !! This intensive weekend conference will include masterclasses, group lessons, and chamber music coaching for performers and teachers on bowed strings seeking transformative growth and professional development. A 3-hour intro session option is also available. The Creative Strings Workshop will focus on Creative Musicianship– Free Improvisation, Arranging, Composition, Modal, Harmonic, and Rhythmic internalization, Contemporary styles, and more! Students, professional performers and teachers are welcome, including advanced jazz players and those with no improvisation training. Folk Camp Hosted by one of the world’s most acclaimed jazz/improv violinists, Christian Howes, along with fusion electric violinist co-host Victoria Yeh. ●●Folk Camp 678 Lakeshore Rd., Grafton, ON August Contact: Folk Camp Canada 647-505-4242 Deadline: Early Bird - March 2019 Cost: 0 (early bird) !! Folk Camp is a family-friendly, week-long program of traditional music, song, dance, and craft workshops. Our camp offers the chance to live in community with fellow folk, learning & embracing village ways, exploring and sharing traditional skills, all in the beautiful rural setting of southern Ontario. This summer, join us for classes in European Folk Ensemble, Balfolk Dance, Introduction to Button Accordion, Ukrainian Polyphonic Singing, Finnish Kantele, Bulgarian Singing, Georgian Polyphony, & so much more! ●●Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute Sault Ste. Marie, ON July 21 to August 3 Contact: Frank Deresti 705-206-1845 Deadline: May 30 Cost: ,000 Residential program !! We are a 2 week summer program catering to advanced string, piano and voice students in late high school or university. Through a March 2019 | 69

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