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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.

Summer Festivals Summer

Summer Festivals Summer Festival Listings Welcome to The WholeNote’s Summer Festival listings. The following pages contain basic listings for these festivals, where available at time of publication: 21st Century Guitar......................................................Aug 22 to 25 Beaches International Jazz Festival....................................Jul 5 to 28 BIG on Bloor Festival.............................................................Jul 20 Brookside Music “Festival of the Bay”..........................Jul 21 to Aug 16 Brott Music Festival.................................................Jun 27 to Aug 15 Celebration of Nations.....................................................Sep 6 to 8 Classical Unbound Festival............................................Jul 26 to 28 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival..................................Jul 24 to 28 Collingwood Summer Music Festival..........................Jul 17 to Aug 11 Elora Festival.................................................................Jul 12 to 28 Festival Classica.....................................................May 24 to Jun 16 Festival of the Sound.................................................Jul 19 to Aug 10 The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition & Festival........................................Aug 23 to 29 Guelph Jazz Festival.......................................................Sep 11 to 15 Heritage Music Festival...................................................Aug 7 to 11 Highlands Opera Studio..........................................Jul 22 to Aug 26 Honens Festival...............................................................Sep 5 to 8 Kincardine Summer Music Festival................................Aug 12 to 17 XV Latvian Festival of Song & Dance in Canada........................Jul 3 to 7 Leith Summer Festival............................................Jun 29 to Aug 24 Luminato......................................................................Jun 7 to 23 Markham Village Music Festival.....................................Jun 14 to 15 Montreal Chamber Music Festival................................Jun 7, 11 to 16 Music and Beyond............................................................Jul 4 to 18 Music Mondays.........................................................May 6 to Sep 2 Musique Royale.............................................................Jun to Sep National Youth Orchestra of Canada: Odyssey Tour......................Jul OperaMuskoka Festival...............................................Aug 20 to 23 Orchestra Breva – Eroica: A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Laura Secord..May 25, 26, Jun 20, 21, 23 Ottawa Chamberfest.................................................Jul 25 to Aug 8 Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival...............Sep 13 to 22 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival................................Aug 13 to 18 Something Else! Festival...............................................Jun 20 to 23 South Coast Jazz...........................................................Aug 17 to 18 Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues....................................Sep 13 to 15 Stratford Summer Music..........................................Jul 15 to Aug 25 Summer Music in the Garden....................................Jun 27 to Sep 16 Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.....................................Jul 26 to Aug 4 Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival.........................................Jul 19 to 21 Sweetwater Music Festival............................................Sep 20 to 22 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival..............................Jun 3 to 15 TD Markham Jazz Festival...........................................Aug 14, 16, 18 TD Niagara Jazz Festival..................................................Jul 19 to 28 TD Sunfest: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures..................Jul 4 to 7 Toronto Summer Music..............................................Jul 11 to Aug 3 Westben Concerts at The Barn......................................Jun 2 to Aug 4 Check our website www.thewholenote.com for repertoire details, updates and additional information. Did you know that you can search these listings on our website (TheWholeNote.com/JustASK) and obtain further information about ticket pricing, performers and repertoire? You also have the ability to search by keywords, geographical region and music genres. 21st Century Guitar Aug 22 to 25 Ottawa, ON 902-986-5299 www.21cguitar.com Listings not available at time of publication. For general description, see Green Pages. Beaches International Jazz Festival Jul 5 to 28 Toronto, ON 416-698-2152 www.beachesjazz.com All events are free admission. ●●Jul 5–7: Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Main Stage & Block Party, Jimmie Simpson Park, Queen St. E. ●●Jul 12–14: Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival, Woodbine ●●Jul 19–21: Beaches Jazz TD Woodbine Park Series, Woodbine ●●Jul 26–28: Beaches Jazz OLG Woodbine Park Series, Woodbine ●●Jul 25–27: Beaches Jazz StreetFest, Queen St. E. (between Woodbine and Beech Ave.) BIG on Bloor Festival Jul 20 Toronto, ON 647-887-6739 www.bigonbloorfestival.com ●●Jul 20 12:00 noon: Sonic Future Bloor. Keynes Woods, Selené, Jeff Burke, and others. Bloor Collegiate Institute, 1141 Bloor St. W. 416-801-5910. Free. Brookside Music “Festival of the Bay” Jul 21 to Aug 16 Midland Alliance Church 829 Yonge St. Midland, ON 705-527-4420 www.brooksidemusic.com Concerts are at 7:00pm. Ticket price: . ●●Jul 21 7:00: Syrène Saxophone Quartet. ●●Jul 26 7:00: The Swiss Trio. Guests: James Campbell, clarinet; Ken McDonald, horn; Douglas Perry, viola; Lydia Adams, conductor. ●●Jul 29 7:00: Festival Baroque. Guests: Sebastien Singer, cello; Andre Fischer, guitar. ●●Aug 07 7:00: Canadian Guitar Quartet. Guests: Sebastien Singer, cello; Andre Fischer, guitar. Brott Music Festival Jun 27 to Aug 15 Hamilton, ON 905-525-7664 www.brottmusic.com Performances take place in Burlington and Hamilton. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jun 27 7:30: Fascinating Rhythm. Chelsea Rus, soprano; David Curry, tenor; Raymond Huang, pianist; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Jul 04 7:30: PopOpera. National Academy Orchestra; BrottOpera Singers; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Jul 11 7:30: Connoisseur Classics 1. National Academy Orchestra; Rachel Mercer, cello; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Jul 18 7:30: La bohème. National Academy Orchestra; BrottOpera Cast; John Fanning, baritone; Boris Brott, conductor. 6:30pm: pre-concert chat (free). ●●Jul 25 7:30: Fly Me to the Moon. National Academy Orchestra; Chris Jason, Sinatra Impersonator; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Jul 28 3:00: Connoisseur Classics 2. National Academy Orchestra; Adrian Anantawan, violin; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Aug 08 7:30: For Your Eyes Only. National Academy Orchestra; Jeans N Classics; Boris Brott, conductor. ●●Aug 15 7:30: My Fair Lady. Celebration of Nations Sep 6 to 8 FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 250 St Paul St. St. Catharines, ON 905-688-0722 A gathering featuring music, theatre, dance, film, interactive workshops and teachings to honour and celebrate Indigenous culture. Details TBA. Classical Unbound Festival Jul 26 to 28 Prince Edward County, ON 514-713-1082 www.classicalunbound.com Performances take place in various venues in Hillier and Trenton. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jul 26 7:00: Shoulders of Giants. Ironwood Quartet. ●●Jul 27 7:30: Ironwood Unbound. Ironwood Quartet. ●●Jul 28 7:00: Summer Nocturne. Ironwood Quartet. Cocktail reception 6pm. Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival Jul 24 to 28 204-571-6547 www.clearlakefestival.ca Performances take place in Erickson, Brandon, and Riding Mountain National Park. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jul 24 7:30: Opening Night. Sabina Rzazade, piano; Kerry Duwors and Katie Gannon, violins; and others; Alla Turbanova and Paul Shore, hosts; Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel DANIEL TSELYAKOV, piano, artistic director JULY 25-28 clearlakefestival.ca 54 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

Tselyakov, artistic directors and pianos. Wine and cheese reception follows. ●●Jul 25 7:30: Concert 2: Chamber Masterworks I. Kerry Duwors and Katie Gannon, violins; and others. ●●Jul 26 7:30: Concert 3: Chamber Masterworks II. Alla Turbanova and Sabina Rzazade pianos; and others. ●●Jul 27 11:00am: Coffee Concert: Serious Fun! Nancy Hennen, flute; Cris Byman, clarinet; Alla Turbanova, piano. Coffee and pastries; 7:30: Jazz Concert. Michael Cain, jazz piano; Eric Platz, drums; Diogo Peixoto, guitar; Julian Bradford, bass. ●●Jul 28 3:00: Festival Grand Finale. Nancy Hennen, flute, Cris Byman, clarinet; Alla Turbanova, piano. Collingwood Summer Music Festival Jul 17 to Aug 11 Collingwood, ON 705-445-2200 www.collingwoodfestival.com Inaugural Concert A Choral Extravaganza Individual ticket price: + HST Thursday, July 18th, 6:30pm ●●Jul 18 6:30: A Choral Extravaganza! Inaugural Concert. Elmer Iseler Singers; Choral- Works Choir; Collingwood Festival Orchestra; Mayumi Seiler, violin; Daniel Wnukowski, piano and others. ●●Jul 19 7:00: Gryphon Trio. ●●Jul 20 7:00: Quartetto Gelato. ●●Aug 01 12:00 noon: Underground Railway Story for the Family - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Duo; 7:00: Sugar and Gold - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Quintet. ●●Aug 02 7:00: Nhapitapi (Zimbabwe). ●●Aug 03 7:00: Payadora Tango Ensemble. ●●Aug 09 7:00: Rolston String Quartet. Guest: Daniel Wnukowski, piano. ●●Aug 11 3:00: Family Fun - Carnival of the Animals / The Hockey Sweater - World Premiere. RH Thomson, actor; Trevor Copp, mime; Michael Schulte, violin. Elora Festival Jul 12 to 28 519-846-0331 www.elorafestival.com Performances take place at Elora and Fergus. Visit our website for further information. ● ● Jul 12 7:30: Opening Night 40th Anniversary Gala. Elora Singers; State Choir Latvija; Members of the Grand Philharmonic Children’s and Youth Choirs; Jane Archibald, James Westman and Daniel Taylor, soloists; and others; Maris Sirmais and Mark Vuorinen, conductors. ●●Jul 13 1:00: State Choir Latvija in Recital; 3:15 Pre-concert chat for Piano Six; 4:00: Piano Six. Daniel Wnukowski, Marika Bournaki, David Jalbert, Angela Park, Ian Parker and Anastasia Rizikov; 7:30: Natalie Mac- Master with The Elora Singers. Natalie Mac- Master, fiddle. ●●Jul 14 1:30: Jane Archibald, Soprano in Recital; 4:00: The Laplante/Seilor/Carr Trio in Recital. André Laplante, piano; Mayumi Seiler, violin; Colin Carr, cello; 6:00: Singers Unplugged 3.0. Michael Cressman, baritone and director. Also 8pm. ●●Jul 18 5:00: Evensong. Elora Singers; Matthew Larkin, organ; Mark Vuorinen, conductor; 7:30: Elora Singers: Path of Miracles. Mark Vuorinen, conductor. ●●Jul 19 7:30: Lemon Bucket Orkestra. ●●Jul 20 10:00 Pre-concert activities for Shoestring Opera; 11:00am: Shoestring Opera: Schoolyard Carmen. Katy Clark, soprano. Free post-concert Museum tour; 1:00: Gloria: French Choral Music for the Soul. Elora Singers; Matthew Larkin, organ; Mark Vuorinen, conductor; 4:00: Cheng2 Duo. Bryan Cheng, cello; Silvie Cheng, piano; 7:30: Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story. Thom Allison, performer; big band; Elora Singers. ●●Jul 21 2:00: Daniel Taylor with Charles Daniels and Ellen McAteer in Recital. Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Charles Daniels, tenor; Ellen McAteer, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano; 4:30: Hymn to St. Cecilia: Music from the English Tradition. Elora Singers; Matthew Larkin, organ; Mark Vuorinen, conductor; 7:30: Kuné, Canada’s Global Orchestra. ●●Jul 25 5:00: Evensong. Elora Singers; Matthew Larkin, organ; Mark Vuorinen, conductor; 7:30: COC Competition Winner: Matthew Cairns, Tenor; 9:00: Elora Singers at Twilight: From Darkness to Light. ●●Jul 27 10:00am: Pre-concert art activities for From Winkle to Stardom; 11:00am: Family Series (all ages): From Twinkle to Stardom. Music Comedy Duo Millan & Faye. Free post-concert Museum tour; 1:00: Penderecki Quartet with Daniel Lichti, Baritone; 4:00: Festival of the Sound Ensemble with Elora Singers. Swiss Piano Trio; James Campbell; Ken MacDonald; Doug Perry; James Mason; 7:30: An Evening With Measha Brueggergosman. ●●Jul 28 3:00: 40th Anniversary Finale: Magnificat! Elora Singers; Festival Orchestra with sitar and tabla. Festival Classica May 24 to June 16 Saint-Lambert, Montréal, QC 888-801-9906 www.fesivalclassica.com Performances take place at various venues throughout the Saint-Lambert area. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jun 01 10:00am: Natalie Choquette - Sorcière Malbouffa; 10:00am: Cordes Suzuki violins and cellos; 11:30am: The World of Julien Brody; 12:00 noon: Cégep de Saint-Laurent presents: Pianomania 2019. Asparuh Ivanov, Anaïs Lemay, Salomé Marcotte-Hurtubise, Émile Rose, Ada Vuong and others; 1:00: The Jealous Lover. Valérie Milot, harp; Mathieu Lussier, bassoon; Marianne Lambert, soprano; 1:15: Voces de España. Les Rugissants; Jonathan Barriault, guitar; Xavier Brossard-Ménard, director; Myriam Allard, flamenco dancer; 2:00: Pascal Amoyel - The Day I Met Franz Liszt; 2:30: Concert by the Conservatoire de musique de la Montérégie’s emerging talent; 3:00: Romances for Voice and Guitar. Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano; Antonio Figueroa, tenor; David Jacques, guitar; 4:00: Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert’s Pop’N’Jazz Band. Pierre Richard, director; 5:30: Cégep Marie-Victorin students in concert; 7:00: Trio Con moto - French Impressions; 7:00: Radiotango; 7:00: Poetry Jam! Bertrand Laverdure, Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay, poets; Marianne Trudel, piano; Sophie Lemaire, singer; 7:30: Joannie Labelle - Bea Box Invites the Pascale Croft String Quartet; 8:00: The French Art of the Trio. Stéphane Tétreault, cello; Mark Djokic, violin; Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, piano; 9:00: Saturday Night Fever. Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de la Montérégie; Classica Choir; Simon Fournier, conductor; Élizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, soloist. ●●Jun 02 9:00am: Yoga and Gregorian Chant. Ensemble Scholastica; 10:00am: The Drum Garden. Marise Demers, percussion; Karine Cloutier, dancer. In French; 10:00am: Principessa Emma Cloutier; 11:00am: Children Sing in the Rhythm of Life; 11:00am: Poetry Jam!; 1:00: Block 15 or Music as a Form of Resistance. Pascal Amoyel, piano; Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello. In French; 1:00: Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz. Orchestre Philharmonique de Montréal; 2:45: In Concert. École de musique Vincent-d’Indy Jazz Combo; 3:30: I Giardini - Piano Quartets; 4:00: An Afternoon with Friends with Marc Hervieux; 8:00: Clair de lune. Guests: Laetitia Grimaldi, soprano; Marc Boucher, baritone; Marc David, director. ●●Jun 03 7:00: David Jacques - Guitar Stories. In French. ●●Jun 04 7:00: La Petite Bande de Montréal. Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie; Martin Dagenais, director; Caroline Gélinas, mezzo; Dominique Côté, baritone. ●●Jun 05 7:30: Bach Reimagined. Matt Herskowitz, piano; Charles Papsoff, saxophone/ flute. ●●Jun 06 7:00: Songs of Twilight. Kateryna Bragina, Stéphane Tétreault, cello; 7:00: François Dompierre - Dompierre in cinémascope. François Dompierre; McGill Chamber Orchestra; Mark Djokic, violin; Elisabeth Pon, piano. In French. ●●Jun 07 8:00: Mômes de Paris. Clémentine Decouture, soprano; Paul Colomb, cello; David Bros, accordian, Cédric Barbier, percussion. ●●Jun 08 9:00: Tribute to the Rolling Stones. Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de la Montérégie; Classica Choir; Marc Ouellette, conductor. Rain date: June 9(2pm). ●●Jun 11 7:00: Les larmes de Jacqueline. Orchestre Métropolitain; Alain Trudel, conductor; Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, piano; Stéphane Tétreault, cello. ●●Jun 14 7:00: 3rd International Recital Competition of French Art Songs - Semifinals. ●●Jun 15 5:00: Symphonic Picnic; 7:00: Keyboard Frenzy! Luc Beauséjour, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, harpsichord/piano; 9:00: Francophonique - Big Concert Under the Stars. Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil; Marc David, conductor. ●●Jun 16 4:00: 3rd International Recital Competition of French Art Songs - Finals. Festival of the Sound Jul 19 to Aug 10 Parry Sound, ON 1-866-364-0061 www.festivalofthesound.ca Performances take place at various venues in Parry Sound and Elora. Visit our website for further information. ●●Jul 19 7:30: Gala Opening Concert. Elmer Iseler Singers; Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Colin Fox, narrator; Penderecki String Quartet; Guy Few, piano and others. ●●Jul 21 2:30: Up Close & Personal. Gene DiNovi, piano; 7:30: Viennese Opera Party. Leslie Fagan, Kristina Szabó, sopranos; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Sam Chan, baritone; Guy Few, trumpet and others. ●●Jul 22 10:30am: Office Hour: Accordion Postcards. Joseph Petric, Guy Few, accordion; 2:00: Music for Trumpet & Organ. William McArton, organ; Guy Few, trumpet; 6:30: Brass on the Bay Cruise. Ten members of Hannaford Street Silver Band. ●●Jul 23 1:30: Anagnoson & Kinton in Recital. Anagnoson and Kinton, piano duo; Alan Stein, visual art.; 3:30: Fantasy & Romance. Gryphon Trio; James Campbell, clarinet; Douglas McNabney, viola; Joel Quarrington, bass; 6:00: Bands on the Bay; 8:00: Strike Up the Band. Hannaford Street Silver Band; Russell Braun, baritone. ●●Jul 24 1:30: Carolyn & Russell in Concert. Russell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule, piano; 3:30: Swiss Trio & Friends. Swiss Piano Trio; Douglas McNabney, viola; James Campbell,clarinet; Ken MacDonald, horn; 7:30: Beethoven I. Janina Fialkowski, piano; Rolston String Quartet. ●●Jul 25 1:30: Rolston String Quartet; 7:30: National Youth Orchestra of Canada: A Look Into The Future. Michael Francis, conductor. ●●Jul 26 10:30am: Office Hour: Swiss Piano Trio - Musical Life in Switzerland; 2:00: Janina Fialkowska Plays Chopin; 7:30: Payadora Tango Ensemble. ●●Jul 27 11:00am: Strings Across the Sky; 4:00: Festival of the Sound Ensemble with Elora Singers. Swiss Piano Trio; James Campbell; Ken MacDonald; Doug Perry; James Mason; 7:30: Jayme Stone’s Folklife. Jayme Stone, banjo/voice; Moira Smiley, voice/ accordion; Sumaia Jackson, fiddle/voice; Joe Phillips, bass/voice. ●●Jul 28 6:30: Celtic Magic Cruise. Scantily Plaid. ●●Jul 30 1:30: Beethoven II. Leopoldo Erice, piano; Yegor Dyachkov, cello; 3:30: Sonatas for Strings & Piano. Duo Concertante; Yegor Dyachkov, cello; Martin Roscoe, piano; 7:30: The Four Seasons. Mark Fewer, violin; John Rice, narrator; Julie Nesrallah, soprano; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Festival Ensemble and others. ●●Jul 31 1:30: Festival Baroque. James Mason, oboe; Julie Baumgartel, violin; Borys Medicky, harpsichord; Suzanne Shulman, flute; Karl Stobbe and others; 3:30: Blue Ocean. Andrea Ratuski, host; Paul Marleyn, cello; Karl Stobbe, violin; Martin Roscoe, piano; James Campbell, clarinet and others; 7:30: Three Centuries of Choral Music. Elora Festival Singers; Mark Vuorinen, conductor; Festival Ensemble. ●●Aug 01 1:30: Mozart & Beethoven. Atis thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 55

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