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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.

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Patrick St., Stratford. Tickets: or call 1-866-288-4313. /(adv). ●●Jul 25 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris Illustrated Musical Lecture #2: The Poser of Gospel. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. Tickets: or call 1-866-288-4313. /(adv). ●●Jul 31 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Artistic Directors Roundtable. Jeffrey Stokes hosts the directors of festivals from across the country and Europe. Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746-2410 or 1-866-364- 0061. Free. ●●Aug 01 10:30am: Festival of the Sound. Office Hour: Inside the Radio. Julie Nesrallah and Andrea Ratuski share their experiences as broadcasters of classical music on CBC Radio. Festival Station Office, 1 Avenue Rd., Parry Sound. For information, call 705-746- 2410 or 1-866-364-0061. Free. ●●Aug 08 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris Illustrated Musical Lecture #3: Musical Families. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. Tickets: E. The ETCeteras or call 1-866- 288-4313. /(adv). ●●Aug 21 10:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Lecture on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by Howard Dyck. The Avondale, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. Information at PWYC. ●●Aug 22 11:00am: Stratford Summer Music. Robert Harris Illustrated Musical Lecture #4: Forced Collaborations. University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick St., Stratford. Tickets: stratfordsummermusic. ca or call 1-866-288-4313. /(adv). ●●Aug 24 7:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. BYOR (Bring Your Own Recording). Club members are invited to bring along an audio or video program (approximately 15 minutes per member) to share. An opportunity to discover the music your fellow members enjoy. For further information, visit or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or Annual membership: (regular); (sr/ st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. Please note that our programs during June, July and August are at 7pm on Saturdays rather than our usual time of 2pm on Sundays. Summer’s more fun when you’re making music! Register for music lessons today. Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and more. Why Choose Long & McQuade? Music Lessons for all ages, stages and styles. Professional instructors make learning fun. Convenient lesson times for busy families. No registration fees. Affordable instrument rentals. With 7 lesson centres in the GTA, including 2777 Steeles Ave. W., North York • 416.514.1109 Masterclasses ●●Jul 15 1:00: Elora Festival. Masterclass: Jane Archibald. Top voice students from area universities will be coached by Canada’s superstar soprano, Jane Archibald. Come and watch this fascinating mentorship. St. John’s Anglican Church, 33 Henderson St., Elora. For further information, contact 519- 846-5911 or ; (st). ●●Jul 15 7:00: Highlands Opera Studio. Masterclass with Richard Margison. Audit lessons with internationally acclaimed tenor and vocal pedagogue Richard Margison as he works with the 2019 Highland Opera Studio singers. St. George’s Anglican Church, 617 Mountain St., Haliburton. For tickets or further information: 705-457-5646 or 1-855-455-5533. Also Jul 16 at Abbey North, 1487 Cranberry Lake Rd., Haliburton and Jul 27 at Highland Hills (formerly Minden) United Church, 21 Newcastle St., Minden. . ●●Sep 07 9:00am: Honens Festival. Masterclass. William Fedkenhauser (violinist of the Miró Quartet) and Nicolas Namoradze (piano) share their artistic advice and experience with the best and brightest of Albertan musicians. TransAlta Pavilion (piano) & Room ED2008 (violin), Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mt. Royal Gate SW, Calgary. 403-299- 0140. Free. Tours ●●Jun 2 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Jun 9, 16. ●●Aug 18 3:00: Wellington Water Week. Musical and Edible Promenade through Wellington. Come for a walk through Wellington and experience four miniature musical concerts in four different locations. A musical guided tour exploring the concept of waves through sound and movement. Local chef Chris Byrne will delight you with four new edible creations to accompany each stop. Starts and ends at Wellington United Church, 243 Main St., Wellington. or 613-476-1991 or boxoffice@ . Workshops ●●Jun 02 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. Alexandra Bourque, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-386-0258. ; (members). ●●Jun 03-29: Long Reach Opera Workshop. Summer Opera Training Program. Faculty includes Dr. Michael Donovan, music director; Anne-Marison Donovan, stage director; Christopher Bagan, piano and historical keyboards; Hyejin Kwon & Kate Carver, collaborative pianists & coaches; Sara Maida-Nicol, Italian language coach; Brad Cook, movement & acting coach; and others. Performances of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at 7:30pm on Jun 26, 27, 28 & 29 at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., 226-972-3950 or lrow@ or ●●Jun 03 10:00am: Labyrinth Ontario. Bulgarian Singing with Tzvetanka Varimezova. Tzvetanka brings her decades of experience as a choir director, vocal teacher, and highly respected performer to teach solo and group styles of Bulgarian singing. Specific vocal techniques and several styles of Bulgarian repertoire will be covered. Vocalists of any background and students at all levels are welcome. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Further information at Also Jun 4-7. 0. ●●Jun 03 10:00am: Labyrinth Ontario. Lyra with Sympathetic Strings with Kelly Thoma. This individualized workshop covers technique and repertoire on a contemporary version of the traditional Cretan Lyra which Kelly has been involved in developing. Players of any experience level and students at all levels are welcome. Those needing an instrument should contact Labyrinth Ontario at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Further information at Also Jun 4-7. 0. ●●Jun 03 10:00am: Labyrinth Ontario. Modal Music Composition with Ross Daly. Blending lecture, demonstration, performance, and hands-on composition, this workshop draws from Ross Daly’s decades of study of modal traditions. Suitable for performers and composers of all backgrounds and students at all levels. An instrument capable of playing quarter tones is recommended. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. Further information at Also Jun 4-7. 0. ●●Jun 08 5:00: MusiCamp, Folk Camp Canada, Clay & Paper Theatre, Didgori Ensemble. Georgian Choral Workshop. Led by the Didgori Ensemble from Georgia. St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave. 647-836-4852. Suggested donation at door: . ●●Jun 09 11:00am: MusiCamp, Didgori Ensemble. Five-Hour Intensive Georgian Choral Workshop. Workshop led by the Didgori Ensemble from Georgia. Limited to 12 participants MusiCamp Studio, 11 Cobourg Ave. 647-836-4852. 0. ●●Jul 13 10:00am: Elora Festival. State Choir LATVIJA. Conductor Maris Sirmais and State Choir LATVIJA will present a fascinating journey into the evolution of the Latvian song festival and folk-song arrangements. You’ll hear the choir demonstrate these arrangements, sing some of the best-known Latvian songs of the last decade, and you’ll have an opportunity to sing along! Gambrel Barn, corner of County Roads 7 & 21, Elora. 519-846-0331 or 1-888-747-7550. ; (st/child). ●●Aug 18 12:00 noon: Wellington Water Week. Where We Are, What We Make. A concert, workshop and film screening for kids of all ages. Featured on the concert is Water Week guest artist Ryan Scott performing Orion Constellation Theory, a work partly inspired by the hypothesis that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of Giza and the three middle stars of the Orion constellation. Bring the whole family and explore the correlation between where we live and what we create. Wellington Heritage Museum, 290 Main St., Wellington. or 613-476- 1991 or Free. 82 | June | July | August 2019

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