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Volume 6 Issue 9 - June 2001

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INTRODUCTION Summer, as

INTRODUCTION Summer, as always, is an all-new ballgame (or should I say "symphony") for WholeNote, as music, musicians and audiences flee the metropolis for the fields, forest, lakes and clean air of the hinterland. We are trying something netv this year, by getting our readers ready in June with this collection of profiles of summer music festivals. We will follow-up with listings for all their events in the July I August issue. We are also trying to spread the good news about the summer festivals by extending our distribution, both in June and in July/ August, to tourist information centres all'over Southern Ontario. We hope these new initiatives help bring more and more music-lovers and music-makers together. Happy reading, performing and listening! COLLINGWOOD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL The Collingwood Summer Music Festival will · feature some of the world's most recognized and respected musicians, including Anton Kuerti (June 23), The Nylons (July 28), Shauna Rolston ( Aug. ll), Jasper Wood (July 7) Laughton & O'Meara (July 21) and other fine ensembles. Kuerti will perform the late Beethoven Sonatas in two pahs-3 & 8 p.m. The Nylons are known for their great a cappella popular sound, dazzling harmonies and smooth sophisticated arr'ange- / ments. Shauna Rolston will perform works by Schumann, De Falla & Barber. The International Chamber Ensemble performs Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Dvorak's Piano Quintet, on July 14th . Jasper Wood celebrates the centenary of Jascha Heifetz! The Resonance String Orchestra ends the Festival's concerts on August 19th. There will be a Fund Raising Banquet at 5 p.m. ~etween the 3 & 8 p.m. Anton Kuerti performances. Collingwood's beautiful Trinity United Church provides a visually and acoustically exquisite setting for great music! Contact: (519)599-5461 www .lynx.org/music 6 wholenote JuNE 1, 2001 - JULY 7, 2001 SPECIAL mcus: Summer Festival Preview ELORA FESTIVAL This summer's Elora Festival will open with a gala performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt, and will feature performances by the Celtic band Leahy; Juno Award and Gold Record recipientS, the Elora Festival Singers; organist, Michael Bloss; Canadian piano duo Anagnoson and Kinton; and the Ontario Youth Choir. The Festival will al~o present the final round of the TD Bank Financial Group Young Performers Competition. The Festival's commitment to the creation of new music is as strong as ever. Malcolm Forsyth's Hesperides, commissioned by the Festival with the assistance of the Canada Council and Renaissance Arts Enterprises., will be premiered by the Elor,a Festival Singers with the Paragon Harp Duo on July 25, , and David Earle has been commissioned, with the help of -the Laidlaw Founation, to choreograph a remarkable work by Krzysztof Penderecki for Clarinet and String Trio. For more information call JoAnn Martin, General Manager or . Cheri Allen, at (519) 846-0331. FESTIVAL ALEXANDRIA We are pleased to announce our eleventh season of superb chamber music with outstanding artists. Concerts take place on Sundays at 3:00 PM in a century­ . old barn, just south of ·the town of Alexandria .• Ontario, on the Second Concession of Kenyon. June 24'h : Featuring the Flute. Music of Mozart, Haydn, Roussel, Taktakishvilli. July 1" : B and B - Trios by Beethoven and Brahms. July 8'h : "Faustina and Bach" - A theatrical concert for the whole family, with music by Bach, Handel and Purcell. July 15'h : Music of the Balkans! Gypsy and traditionalmusic with Montreal's outstanding groups, Dragana and Traky. July 22•d: All in the Family. Music by Kodaly, Dutilleux and Debussy. · July 29'h :· Alexandria's Quartet. Piano quartet of William Walton. August 5th: Piano x 2 - Twopiano concert with music of Mozart, Brahms, Milhaud and Rachmaninoff. · For information please call (514) 484-9076 in Montreal, or (613) 525-4141.in southeastern Ontario · FESTIVAL oFrneSOUND. Parry Sound comes alive with music for the 22 00 annual Festival of ihe Sound, July 20 to August 12, 2001. James Sommerville performs all four Mozart Horn Concertos (July 27 & 28) and Founding Artistic Director Anton Kuerti plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 (July 29). Canada Council Instrument Bank competition winners Martin Beaver, Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys and Jasper Wood come together with their priceless instruments on August 9 and 10. And there's much more. Music is heard at morning, noon and evening concerts with over 60 events ranging from galas at ·the Inn and Tennis Club at Manitou to a Baroque Picnic, from familiar concertos by Mozart and Beethoven to the new sounds of the Discovery Series. Sunset cruises on the Island Queen bring together the music of the Festival of the Sound and the spectacular scenery of ' Georgian Bay. Visit our website at www.festivalofthesound.on.ca or call 705-746-2410 for tickets or further information. I BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL I JULY 8 - AUGUST 18 FEATURING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY ORCHESTRA Anton Kuerti plays all 32 Beethoven Sonatas Valerie Tryon's Party Favourites Stradivarius Plays Mendelssohn Cannina Burana andlnorel CALL egos> 525-SONG (7664)

... SPECIAL mcus: Summer Festival Preview GRAND THEATRE It's a Grand Summer 2001 deals with the strange, sometimes passionate dynamics of human relations, in dramatic., comical and musical presentations that will engage, entertain and delight. Laugh and cry with the Thayer couple in On Golden Pond, June 20-30; thrill. to the music and machinations of Amadeus, July' 3-7; swing to the Voices of Showtime's musical showcas.e, Moments to Remember, July 12-14; and go country with Me11Jories of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, July 18-21. Experience life Here on the Flight Path, July 25-28 and August 1-4; learn The Truth About Daughters according to Nil~ Ling, August 8-18; remember days gone by with Memories of the Rat Pack ... A Sentimental Journey, August 22 to Sept 1. · Other performances: Oscar Lopez Trio, July 9; Grand Giggles, July 13; Perth Strath~ spey & Reel Society (P.S.R.S.) Fiddle Orchestra, July 31; blues concert by Lou Aim Barton, August 23. Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston ON 613-530-2050 www.whatsonkingston.com The HOT (Historic Old Toronto) MUSIC FESTIVAL returns this summer! · July 26-29. July 26: The Ginger Group - Renee Bouthot, Kristine Anderson and Lona Davis - · present two world premieres: Songs of Arrival by Milton Barnes and The Pink Tea by David Warrack and Lona Davis, and songs by Ruth Lowe & Louis Applebaum. Arts & Letters Club. 8PM. July 27: Three HOT students from the Glenn Gould Profescontinues next page Join the Southern Ontario Chamber Music Institute for a series of concerts this summer. Akan String Quartet _ Thursday, August 16, 2001, 8pm Willis Hall, Appleby College, Oakville Penderecki String Quartet Wednesday, August 22, 2001, 8pm Calvary Baptist Church I' SOCMI Student Showcase Saturday, August 25, 2001, 2pm • Calvary Baptist Church f 1215 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville Tickl ts are .00/adult; .00/seniors~student; f Student Showcase is .00 & .00 Ser\es: . 75/adult; .SO/seniors/students. Call 905-842-5865 for information. Students, there is still time to be part of this year's Institute - see our website: www .socmi.on.ca SOCMI acknowledges the support of the Trillium Foundation Jazz Week Concerts - August 6 to 10 Monday Aug. 6 - "Jazz Voicings" jazz vocalist Lisa Martinelli. . Tuesday Aug. 7 - "Horns in Harmony" Mike Malone, trumpet and Dave McMurdo, trombone. Wednesday Aug. 8 - "Tenor Fury" Alex Dean, saxophone. Thursday Aug. 9 - "Superstar Nick Brignola" Nick Brignola, baritone sax. All concerts Monday to Thursday, 8 PM at the Governor's Inn, 791 Durham St. Friday Aug. 1 o - KSMF Jazz Student Concert 8 PM at Kincardine HaJI, Davidson Centre, 601 Durham St. Festival We~k Concerts - August 13 to 19 Artistic-Director, Roman Borys. Featuring the Gryphon Trio, Martin Beaver, David Harding and Simon Fryer. Monday Aug. 13 - KSMF Piano Concert Jamie Parker, Tina Yanchus and James Hibbard. 8 PM at the Kin'cardine United Church Tuesday Aug. 14 - The Gryphon Trio Wednesday Aug. 15 - The Toronto String Quartet joined by Simon Fryer to perform Schubert's quintet for two violins, viola, and two cellos. Thursday Aug. 16 - Variations on a Chamber Theme: Masterworks for One, Two and Three Instruments, featuring KSMF's star studded charnher staff Friday Aug. 17 - "KSMF Staff Spectacular" . KSMF's Staff Orchestra, with soloists Bill Moolenbeek, sax, and Martin Beaver, violin. All concerts .Tuesday to Friday, 8 PM at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 345 Durham St. Saturday Aug. 18 - Grand Finale Student Concerts: Bands, Strings, Symphony Orchestra and Senior Choir 1 PM to 4 PM at Kincardine District Secondary School, 885 Park Lane Sunday Aug. 19- KSMF Chamber Student Showcase 2 PM to 6 PM , at the Knox Presbyterian Church Tickets available at: Brushwood Treasures, 760 Queen St., Kincardine or contact us directly: Phone: 519-396-9716, or toll free 1-866-453-9716 Write to us at: Box 251, Kincardine, ON, Canada N2Z 2Y7 · e-mail: imills@primeline.net, or check out our web site at: www.primeline.net/ksmf/ And don't forget our great music camps: Jazz: Aug. 5 - 10 • Basic Guitar, Music For Young People (ages 4-6): Aug. 6-10 Bands, Strings, Choirs: Aug. 12 - 18 Chamber Music: Aug. 12 - 19. JuNE 1, 2001 - JuLv 7, 2001 wholenote 7

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