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Volume 8 Issue 9 - June 2003

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The Mill-Race Festival

The Mill-Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music Downtown Cambridge and Mill Race Park Friday, August 1, 7 -11 pm Saturday, August 2, noon - midnight SOlITHERN ONTARIO Canada as one of the best CHAMBER MUSIC quartets around. Now Quartetin-Residence, the first ever, at INSTIIUfE This festival could be the University ofBritish described as heaven for string ' Cc:>lumbia, the ensemble lias players and those who.Jove . played for the last two summers music for stringed instruments. at the Vancouver Chamber The Penderecki String Quartet Music Festival, played in the will be in residence in the first finals of the CBC's Great week, and will perform on Canadian Music Dream and Thursday, August 14, the embarked on a 32 concert tour of Borealis String Quartet in the Western Canada.and Ontario. second, performiQg on Next season the quartet will tour Thursday, August 21. The Eastern Canada. SOCMI is Borealis String Quartet is not providing a welcome as well known here as the opportunity to hear another top Penderecki, but it has firmly Canadian string quartet. established itself in Western Join. us in celebrating traditional forms of folk music and dance from various world cultures. Set in the historic ar~hitecturally significant surroundings of the l 9 1 h century downtown core, this festival is inspired by events in the UK and Europe. There are five stages: a concert stage in an amphitheatre created from the ruins of a stone mill overlooking the Grand River, two dance stages, plus the Main Street Stage and the new Civic Square Stage, a Children's Stage and Arts and Crafts vendors. The festival features approximately thirty acts, representing a wide array of musical traditions. This year's festival includes both local and international performers from England, Scotland and Ireland as well as ·bands from Greek, East Indian, and Japanese cultures. Irish, First Nations, S'icillian, Portuguese and English Morris dance groups will be performing throughout the day. All of this is within easy walking distance of this attractive, historic setting. Admission is free and rain venues are available ' in case of inclement weather. For information regarding directions, accommodation etc., please contact Cambridge Tourism at or phone 800-749-7560. Phone: 519-621-7135 E-mail: 'MCDP:UG/\LL C9TT/\Gr Cqmbridge Visit the Region's newest historic site, a picturesque c.1858 stone cottage on the bank~ of the Grand, home to two generations of hard-working Scots. Spectacular painted landscape ftiezes. Charming wee garden. Happenings at tbe Cottage feature kite/Jen ceilidhs the first Thttrsday of every month. 9PrN r9R ArTtRN99N VISITS Wednesday to Sunday; 12-5 p .m. Thursday to 8 p.m. 89· Gr-Jnd Avenue South Cambridge, ON, NlS 2L7 ";O.,\t- (519) 624-8250 The most highly acclaimed classical music event in Canada Amphitheatre de Lanaudiere at Joliette 35 minutes from Montreal (Quebec) HIGHLIGHTS from our 24 CONCERTS: July 4 A Conversation With Mozart 3 piano concertos by Mozart LES VIOLONS DU ROY Jean-Francois RIVEST, conductor Anton KUERTl,_piano July 5 A Seasonal Concert Glazunov's ballet The Seasons ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTREAL Jacques LACOMBE, conductor Alexander MELNIKOV, piano July 11 The Magic of Nature Beethoven's Pasforal Symphony ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE QUEBEC Yoav TALMI, conductor Genevieve COUILLARD, mezzo-soprano Renee LAPOINTE, contralto Nils BROWN, tenor Joshua HOPKINS, baritone July 19 Romantic gems Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTREAL JoAnn FALLETTA, conductor Baiba SKRIDE, violin I 42 June 1 ·July 7 2003

BROTI SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL I got to one event at last year's Brott Festival, an "organ crawl" which ended in a stirring performance by the National Academy Orchestra with soloist, Felix Hell, ofGuillmant's Organ Symphony# 1. If you can, get to Hamilton this summer to hear the current "edition" of the orchestra, composed of seasoned professionals and energetic young professional players. Hamilton itself is a charming city that feels both big and old at the sam~time. NEAR NORTH o;h~untsville ' #J!} JJ ~ M uskoka Lakes: Port Carling NEAR NORTH HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF ~ARTS The Huntsville Festival, like the Brott Festival and the Symphony in the Barn, offers symphonic music, 'which is performed by its own resident orchestra conducted by Toronto Philharmonia conductor and Classical 96 Radio host, Kerry Stratton. Since its inception in 1993 it has broadened to include many other art forms as well - contemporary music events, as well as dance, theatre, literature and children's cultural activities. Cfta.ttWer !Music 1'estiva! mu( Sumttte.r SdiooC I - July12-August 16, 2003 Visit Prince Edward County and experience the 17th annual Port Milford Chamber Music Festival in a location known for its exquisite beaches, historic homes, bike tours, antiques, local artists and exciting t new vineyards. July 18, 8 p.m. Angelique Toews, Jenny Thompson, Katharine Raptlport, John Marshman perform Haydn, Mendelssohn and Webern at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton July19,2p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works in "The Barn" at MPM July 25, 8 p.m. Arden String Quartet perform Mozart, Ravel, Schumann at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton July 26, 2 p.m . Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at South Bay Church, Milford. August 1, 8 p.m. Arianna String Quartet perform Haydn, Borodin, Shostakovich at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton August 2, 2 p.m. Students p1irform choral, .chamber and orchestral works in "The Barn" ·at MPM ARIANNA STRING QUARTET August 8, 8 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at St. Mary · · Magdalene, Picton August 15, 8 p.m. Marie Berard, Rohan . Gregory, Ang!')la Rudden, Susan Gagnon, Roberta Janzen p_erform Haydn, Dvorak, Beethoven and Brahms at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton August 16, 2 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at South Bay Church, Milford Ph'one:613-476· 7735 Email: director Website: Muskoka Lakes Music Festival Welcome to our 'l'h Season _ It has actually been ten years since we started presenting concerts in a little church in the village of Windermere, Ontario. Back then we were known as the Windermere Music Festival, and we provided a series of classical concerts featuring some exceptional talent from around ttie world sharing the stage with promising young students, many of whom are now achieving great acclaim. We now have a wonderful new venue in P,ort Carling, Ontario, to call home , where we present Classical Tuesdays, Jazz Wednesdays and Variety Thursdays from mid-July to mid-August. Michael Burgess opened our 2001 Season there, and Carol Weisman closed our 2002' Season. / The Port Carling Memorial Community Centre also hosts our Flavours of Muskoka culinary extravaganza on July 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., featuring 20 of Muskoka's f[nest ·chefs and a wide variety of Ontario vintners and breweries. Our new Kaleidoscope in the Schools arts-in-education program has been very successful, and our popular Kaleidoscope Children's Festival, June 14 1 h from·9:30 a.m. -1 :30 p.m., offers hands-on activities and showcases some of the highlights of the in-school p.rograms. Port 'Carling is the hub of the three main Muskoka lakes, and features three steamships, a museum, shops and restaurants on the water, an adventure playground, hiking trails, B & B's and beautiful resorts. The Muskoka Lakes Music Festival is sure to be the highlight of your visit. June1 - July 7 2003 · 43

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