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Volume 24 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2019

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In this issue: The Toronto Brazilian bateria beat goes on; TD Jazz in Yorkville is three years young; Murray Schafer's earliest Wilderness forays revisited; cellist/composer Cris Derksen's Maada'ookkii Songlines to close Luminato (and it's free!); our 15th annual Green Pages summer music guide; all this and more in our combined June/July/August issue now available in flipthrough format here and on stands starting Thursday May 30.


GREEN PAGES GREEN PAGES COVER PHOTO: SUMMER MUSIC IN THE GARDEN, TORONTO, ON SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE Welcome to WholeNote’s 15th annual Green Pages guide to summer music! Though the regular concert season is drawing to a close, there’s a lot happening in the coming months, with festivals from June to September, in Toronto, other parts of Ontario, and beyond. We hope you’ll enjoy perusing these pages, with profiles provided by the festivals themselves. There’s something for everyone, whether you love classical music, opera, jazz, folk and more. Visit us online at for links to the festivals’ websites and other media links, photos and more. 2019 GREEN PAGES TEAM PROJECT MANAGER: Karen Ages PROJECT EDITOR: Kevin King PROOFREADING: Danial Jazaeri LAYOUT & DESIGN: Susan Sinclair WEBSITE: Kevin King For more information about our Green Pages, contact or call Karen at 416-323-2232 x.26 THE 21ST CENTURY GUITAR ➤ August 22 to 25 Ottawa, ON The 21st Century Guitar is an international interdisciplinary conference examining contemporary guitar composition, performance and pedagogy. Open to the public, the conference will bring together researchers, academics, composers and practitioners from different fields who are interested in guitar performance, pedagogy, and contemporary composition for guitar and technology. Concerts featuring new works for guitar duo, guitar orchestra and technology (surround projection, 8-channel sound) will be highlighted in special performances in Freiman Hall and Dominion-Chalmers Church. Featured performers and composers include JUNO-award winning guitarist Gordon Grdina, the Cowan-Chiccillitti Duo, and jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki. Registration at the conference is and provides entry to all concerts and lectures. 902-986-5299 BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL ➤ July 5 to 28 Toronto, ON Toronto’s beloved music festival and summer mainstay, the Beaches International Jazz Festival, returns from July 5 to 28 to celebrate its 31st year of unparalleled music from both established and emerging artists. Featuring multiple stages and venues, the return of festival favourites and leading musical talent, the 31st annual Beaches International Jazz Festival is one that can’t be missed. 416-698-2152 BIG ON BLOOR FESTIVAL ➤ July 20 Toronto, ON “Sonic Future Bloor” at BIG on Bloor Festival focuses on local emerging talent with programming highlighting the incredible range of music production in Toronto. Part of Bloordale’s interdisciplinary Festival now in its 12th year; enjoy free live music from noon until midnight on car-free Dufferin to Lansdowne. Headliner: up-and-coming artist Keynes Woods. 647-887-6739 Big on Bloor Festival, Toronto, ON BROOKSIDE MUSIC “FESTIVAL OF THE BAY” ➤ July 21 to August 16 Midland Alliance Church, Midland, ON Brookside Music hosts “Festival of the Bay” at the Midland Alliance Church. On July 21, Syrène Saxophone Quartet kicks off the festival in a lively fashion, followed by The Swiss Trio on July 26, with guests James Campbell, Ken MacDonald and Douglas Perry. Some of Canada’s foremost instrumentalists combine July 29 to present Festival Baroque, including Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto” No.5. On Wednesday August 7 hear one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world: Canadian Guitar Quartet, then dance and dine under the stars to the sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s with this vivacious cast of young talent: The Toronto All Star Big Band with a gourmet dinner at the Midland Golf and Country Club Friday, August 16. 705-527-4420 46 | Summer 2019

BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ June 27 to August 15 Hamilton, ON Now entering its 32nd 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, opera, chamber, jazz, pop 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 CLASSICAL UNBOUND FESTIVAL ➤ July 26 to 28 Prince Edward County, ON Unbinding classical chamber music from its formal attire, and binding it more closely to our hearts and souls. Join us for 3 concerts performed by the new artistic directors, the Ironwood Quartet: Jessica Linnebach, Carissa Klopoushak, Julia MacLaine, David Marks. Friday, July 26: “Shoulders of Giants” – The Grange Winery, 7pm. Music by Debussy, Nicole Lizée, Beethoven. Saturday, July 27: “Ironwood Unbound” – Old Church Theatre, 7:30pm. Music by Pärt, Dessner, J.S. Bach, original songs, and arrangements of folk music. Sunday, July 28: Summer Nocturne – Hillier Creek Estates Winery, 7pm. Music by Mendelssohn, Puccini, Beethoven. Admission (each concert) ; weekend pass (all 3 concerts) . For tickets and more information: 514-713-1082 CLEAR LAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 24 to 28 Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University, Brandon, MB Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson, MB Riding Mountain National Park, MB The 14th 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. This year’s festival is comprised of six concerts: jazz and five chamber concerts. This year’s ambitious schedule is sure to please and promises to inspire new lovers of classical music as well as satisfy the appetites of seasoned enthusiasts. The large scale roster of talented guest artists includes Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov, pianists; Kerry DuWors, violin; Simon Fryer, cello; Michael Cain, jazz piano. 204-571-6547 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival Manitoba COLLINGWOOD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL ➤ July 17 - August 11 Collingwood, ON The Collingwood Summer Music Festival celebrates its first season in 2019 by presenting over 100 world-class artists in Collingwood, Ontario. The inaugural concert on July 18 features the Elmer Iseler Singers together with ChoralWorks, the Collingwood Festival Orchestra and guest soloists Mayumi Seiler and Daniel Wnukowski. From traditional classical to cool jazz, you are sure to find events that cater to your tastes - including two concerts geared specifically towards families with children. For 2019, we’ve also invited award-winning ensembles and celebrated personalities such as the Gryphon Trio, Quartetto Gelato, Rolston String Quartet, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley Duo, R.H. Thomson, Trevor Copp among others. Visit our website for more information. 705-445-2200 ELORA FESTIVAL ➤ July 12 to 28 Elora, ON Experience a world of music at the Elora Festival! We present 3 weeks of vocal/ choral/chamber music delights in one of the prettiest towns in Ontario. Welcome to our 40th season! Join us for The Elora Singers, State Choir LATVIJA, Natalie MacMaster, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Measha Breuggergosman, Piano Six, “Unforgettable: Nat King Cole,’’ Laplante/Seilor/Carr Trio, Voices of Light film, Jane Archibald, “KUNÉ, a Family Series” and “Elora Festival Kids Camp” - and so much more. The Elora Festival has encompassed all forms of classical music, jazz, international music, popular 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 Summer 2019 | 47

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