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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.

AGA-SHIO Tsugaru

AGA-SHIO Tsugaru Shamisen & Piano Duo August 23 7:30PM Kobayashi Hall @JCCC www.jftor.org Saturday August 24 ●●10:00am: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Senior Division Preliminary Round. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. Free. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. ●●3:00: Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario. Labyrinth Flemingdon Concerts. Flemingdon Park, 747 Don Mills Rd., North York. 647-702-8680. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA CANADIAN CHOPIN SOCIETY ●●7:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Insights: An Evening with Alan Walker. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. ; (st). For full festival details see ETCeteras section. Sunday August 25 ●●10:00am: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Senior Division Preliminary Round. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. Free. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Duetto Violoncello. Works by Bach, Cirri, Thomas and Dall’Abaco. Elinor Frey and Phoebe Carrai, baroque cellos. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com/summermusic. Free. ●●7:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Conversations: An Evening with the Jury. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. ; (st). For full festival details see ETCeteras section. Monday August 26 ●●10:00am: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Senior Division Semi-Finals. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. Free. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Of Foreign Lands and Peoples. Kevin Ahfat, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival August 23 - 29, 2019 The Royal Conservatory Toronto, Ontario Highlights include: An evening with Alan Walker Solo Recital by Krzysztof Jablonski Competition Finals in Koerner Hall For more information please visit: www.canadianchopinsociety.com PWYC. Suggested donation . ●●7:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Portraits: Words and Music. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. ; (st). For full festival details see ETCeteras section. Tuesday August 27 ●●10:00am: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Junior Division Preliminary Round. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. Free. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. Wednesday August 28 ●●7:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Piano Recital. Krzysztof Jablonski, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. -. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Thursday August 29 ●●2:00: The Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Junior Division & Senior Division Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety.com. -. Note: Ticket price includes all events on Aug 29. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. ●●7:00: Fifth Canadian Chopin Piano Competition and Festival. Senior Division Finals & Awards Ceremony. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. canadianchopinsociety. com. -. Note ticket price includes all events on Aug 29. For full festival details see ETCeteras section. Monday September 2 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Penrose Trio. Brahms: Piano Trio in B Op.8; and other works. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Bracebridge, Brantford, Campbellford, Collingwood, Corbyville, Elora, Fergus, Gravenhurst, Haliburton, Hamilton, Hastings, Hillier, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, Leith, London, Midland, Minden, Niagara-on-the- Lake, Orillia, Parry Sound, Picton, Port Hope, Shelburne, Stratford, Trenton, Warkworth, Waterloo, Wellington Saturday June 1 ●●2:00: Westben. From the Top! 20th Anniversary Celebration. Excerpts from The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Selfish Giant, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, and other works. Donna Bennett, soprano; Virginia Hatfield, soprano; Kim Dafoe, mezzo; Gabrielle Prata, mezzo; Mark DuBois, tenor; and others; Westben Choruses & Alumni. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877-883-5777. ; (under 30); (under 19). Also Jun 2. ●●7:30: Barrie Concert Band. 150 Years - Let’s Celebrate! Pauze: New work; and other works. Mark Tetrault, tuba; Peter Volsey, music director; and former conductors of the Barrie Concert Band. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-252-3484. ; (st); free(5 and under). ●●7:30: Cellar Singers. The Road Less Travelled. Works by R. Murray Schafer, Derek Heleay and Harry Somers. St. James Anglican Church (Orillia), 58 Peter St. N., Orillia. thecellarsingers.com. ; (under 30). ●●7:30: Kokoro Singers. Eclectic - Ah! Scarlatti: Exsultate Deo; K. A. Arnesen: Flight Song; A. Edenroth: Bumble Bee. Brenda Uchimaru, conductor. Rockway Mennonite Church, 47 Onward Ave., Kitchener. 905-630-0748. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). Tickets at the door, cash only. Also May 26(mat, Ancaster). Sunday June 2 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concerts. Works by Turina, Rodrigo, Albéniz, Tarrega, Scarlatti and others. Adam Cicchillitti, guitar. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill donations. ●●2:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Next Wave Showcase. Olivia Adams, piano; Adrian Little, piano; Anne Perone, piano; Adams and Busch, piano duo; Vanessa Bosman, vocals; Cydney Morris, vocals; Jeffrey Palk, cello; Emily Weaver, clarinet; Suwan Yu, flute. Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith. 519- 477-1403. By donation ( suggested). ●●2:00: Westben. From the Top! See Jun 1. ●●3:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Community Orchestra. Youth Concerto Concert. Mendelssohn: Wedding March; Ravel: Menuet from Le tombeau de Couperin; Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Sibelius: Valse triste; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. kwcommunityorchestra@gmail.com. ; (univ or college st); free(high school st or younger). ●●3:00: Rosewood Consort. Love, Loss, and Passion: A Musical Tour of Renaissance Europe. Works by des Prez, Willaert, Susato, Palestrina and others. David Federman, conductor. Grace Lutheran Church (Hamilton), 1107 Main St. W., Hamilton. 905-648-5607. By donation at the door. Wednesday June 5 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Vocal Recital. Works by Mozart, Korngold, Schubert, Wagner, Liszt, and Choi. Clarence Frazer, baritone; Julie Choi, piano. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Thursday June 6 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concerts. Works by Bach, Bertino and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. SHHH!! Ensemble (Zac Pulak, percussion; Edana Higham, piano). St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill donations. Friday June 7 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music 70 | June | July | August 2019 thewholenote.com

Society. QuartetFest I. Schubert: Winterreise (arr. for string quartet and voice); and other works. Daniel Lichti, baritone. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 75 University Ave., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: St. George’s Cathedral. June Choirs Festival: Opening Choral Concert. Libertas Male Choir; Groot Mannenkoor Nederland. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. . Saturday June 8 ●●7:30: À La Mode Choir. Phoenix: Rising From the Ashes of Adversity. Works by Whitacre, Runestad, Tin and Sirett. À La Mode Choir; Kanto Vocal Ensemble; EmBoddiement Gospel Trio; Erika Reiman, piano. Church of the Ascension (Hamilton), 64 Forest Ave., Hamilton. 289- 689-8056. ; free(under 12). Refreshments. Parking available. Wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Arcady. Voices of Summer. New music by Ronald Beckett. 2019 Arcady Emerging Artists; Arcady Singers, Arcady Youth Chorus. Central Presbyterian Church (Brantford), 97 Wellington St., Brantford. 519-428- 3185. ; (st); free(under 12). ●●8:00: Gravenhurst Opera House. The Jive Bombers. Johnny Max, vocalist. 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 705-687-5550. ; (st); (groups of 10+). Peace by Piece Ontario Handbell Festival 2019 June 6 - June 8 Fanshawe College London, ON ogehr.ca/festival2019 ●●8:00: Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers. Festival 2019: Peace by Piece. Featuring 300 handbell ringers from across Ontario with piano, flute and violin accompaniment. Peace in Our Time; Serenity, Joyance; Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace; The Lord’s My Shepherd; and other works. Stuart Sladden and Lisa Kyriakides, directors. Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., London. 905-891-1650. ; (st). Free parking (Lots 4 & 6). Sunday June 9 ●●2:00: Westben. Sounds of a Better World. Music from Mary Poppins, The Greatest Showman, Prayer from Hansel & Gretel, Lavender’s Blue, Try Everything and many more. Westben Youth, Teen, B Natural, Cookie Choruses; (Donna Bennett & Brian Finley, directors); Westben Community Bands (Nancy B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Elmhirst, director). The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877-883-5777. ; (under 19). Monday June 10 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. June Choirs Festival: Didgori Ensemble. Traditional Georgian folk and chant music. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548- 4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. Freewill offering. June Choirs Festival runs Jun 7-22. Wednesday June 12 ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Top Students of Cheryl Graham. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. ●●7:30: St. George’s Cathedral. June Choirs Festival: St. Martin’s Boy’s Choir. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. /(adv). Also June 13. June Choirs Festival runs June 7-22. Thursday June 13 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concerts. Works by Rachmaninoff, Grieg, and John Beckwith. Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill donations. ●●7:30: St. George’s Cathedral. June Choirs Festival: St. Martin’s Boy’s Choir. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. /(adv). Also June 12. June Choirs Festival runs June 7 to June 22. Friday June 14 ●●7:00: Vera Causa Opera. Canadian Opera Fest 2019. The Village Girl (concept by Chloe Bissada, words and music by Dylan Langan); Refracted (words by Charlotte Lilley and music by Emma Verdonk); La jugement (words by Emma Lemieux and music by Dylan Langan); The Shoemaker’s Orphans (words by Rivi and Kyri Friedman and music by Emma Verdonk); L’étrange et belle (words by Leslie McCorkindale and Vanessa Parr with music by Dylan Langan). Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge. vcopera.ca or 519- 277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also Jun 15(7pm, Waterloo), 16(2pm, Guelph). Saturday June 15 ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Players. Beethoven Blowout I. Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for piano and cello; selections from Downing: Five Little Pieces; Weinroth-Browne: Triumvirate; Evans: Evans Ridge & Furrow; Brubeck: Entsprechung; and others. Mercer-Park Duo; VC2 Cello Duo. First Unitarian Church, Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905- 399-5125. ; (sr); (st). Also at 7pm. ●●7:00: 5 at the First Chamber Players. Beethoven Blowout II. Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for piano and cello; selections from Downing: Five Little Pieces; Weinroth-Browne: Triumvirate; Evans: Evans Ridge & Furrow; Brubeck: Entsprechung; and others. Mercer-Park Duo; VC2 Cello Duo. First Unitarian Church, Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905- 399-5125. ; (sr); (st). Also at 3pm. ●●7:00: Vera Causa Opera. Canadian Opera Fest 2019. See Jun 14. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. vcopera. ca or 519-277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also 5 at the First Mercer-Park Duo Hamilton VC2 Cello Duo SAT, JUNE 15 Beethoven Blowout I, 3pm Beethoven Blowout II, 7pm WWW.5ATTHEFIRST.COM Jun 14(7pm, Cambridge), 16(2pm, Guelph). ●●7:00: Westben. CDHS Music Night. Campbellford District High School Music Ensembles; Dave Noble, director. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30, Campbellford. 877- 883-5777. ; (under 19). Sunday June 16 ●●2:00: Vera Causa Opera. Canadian Opera Fest 2019. See Jun 14. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. vcopera. ca or 519-277-9277. ; free(st/child). Also Jun 14(7pm, Cambridge), 15(7pm, Waterloo). Wednesday June 19 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Thursday June 20 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral. Summer Concerts. Works by Buxtehude, Ravel, Houbart, David McIntyre, and Pierre Cholley. Tom Fitches, organ. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Freewill donations. ●●7:00: Zula. Something Else! Festival. Earth Wind & Choir; Yves Charuest, alto sax; Indigenous Mind; William Hooker, drums/percussion/poetry. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. zulapresents. org. -/(adv). Festival runs Jun 20-23. ●●8:00: Orchestra Breva. Eroica: A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Laura Secord. Beethoven: Eroica Symphony; Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide Overture; Newly commissioned works. Melanie Paul Tanovich, conductor. Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum, 290 Harris St., Ingersoll. 519-980-1113. /(adv); (sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv); (child)/(adv). Also June 21(Sanderson Centre, Brantford), 23(2pm, Queenston Heights Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake). Friday June 21 ●●12:00 noon: Zula. Something Else! Festival. The Archives of Eternity; Jason Adasiewcz, vibraphone; Brodie West, alto sax; Hamid Drake, drums/percussion; Iva Bittová, violin/vocals. Whitehern House and Garden, 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton. zulapresents.org. Free. Donations accepted. Festival runs Jun 20-23. ●●7:00: Zula. Something Else! Festival. Picastro; Gilliam/Milmine/Pottie; Hooker/ Charuest/Newsome/Eguiluz; Iva Bittová, violin/vocals; Hamid Drake, drums/percussion. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. zulapresents.org. - /(adv). Festival runs Jun 20-23. ●●8:00: Orchestra Breva. Eroica: A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Laura Secord. Beethoven: Eroica Symphony; Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide Overture; Newly commissioned works. Melanie Paul Tanovich, conductor. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090. ; (sr); (st); (child); free(veterans). Advance discounts available. Also June 20(Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, Ingersoll), 23(2pm, Queenston Heights Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake). Saturday June 22 ●●1:00: Zula. Something Else! Festival. Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon; Harris Eisenstadt’s Poschiavo 50 Ensembles; Joshua Abrams, double bass/guimbri; No Silenz. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. zulapresents.org. - /(adv). Festival runs Jun 20-23. ●●7:00: Zula. Something Else! Festival. Tidal Pool; Eguiluz Trio; Iva Bittová, violin/vocals; Indigenous Mind. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. zulapresents. org. -/(adv). Festival runs Jun 20-23. ●●7:30: St. George’s Cathedral. June Choirs Festival: Stratford Concert Choir. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617 or stgeorgescathedral.ca. /(adv). Also Jun 12. June Choirs Festival runs Jun 7-22. ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. In Concert. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Henry’s Place, 79 River Rd., Corbyville. 613-849-1976. . Sunday June 23 ●●1:00: Westben. Annual Garden Gala Fundraiser. Blend of musical styles fusing orchestra breva EROICA A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Laura Secord Windsor | May 25 Tecumseh | May 26 Ingersoll | June 20 Brantford | June 21 Niagara-on-the-Lake | June 23 orchestrabreva.com thewholenote.com June | July | August 2019 | 71

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