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Volume 9 Issue 9 - June 2004

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  • Festival
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  • Baroque
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----•A SUMMER FESTIVAL OVERVIEWmm .. PICK OF THE CROP by Allan Pulker The summer offers a multitude of musical possibilities: a weekend outing, a day trip close enough that you can drive home after the concert is over, or an extended tour. These pages offer several features to assist. One is this Introduction - an admittedly subjective offering_:_ my own west-to-east meander through what's there for the having, partic;ularly during June and early July. · (Expect more of the same, for the July and August festivals, in our July/ August issue.) Another is the twenty festival profiles, · supplied by the Festivals themselves, which commence at the foot of this page and continue on the next nine, also in a roughly west-to-east direction. Third is our customary two page chart, Summer Festivals and Where to Find Them on pages 32 and 33. Finally, we also provide detailed Festival Listings, on page 42, for Festival events falling within the June I-July 7 scope of this issue. (For the curious or impatient, the profiles and chart have website addresses so you can look ahead for details yourself!) On a personal note, a few years ago while in Gravenhurst for a show at the "Opera House" we visited the Norman Bethune museum. Now. I notice while leafing through the "D~ors Open Ontario" guide that the IBllBI second largest collection of Tom Thomson's paintings is in a gallery in his home town of Owen Sound, where there is also a summer music festival and which is not far from Collingwood, which also has a fine summer music festival. What follows is intended to help you to get started planning a summer which includes plenty of music. POINTS SOUTH & WEST GRAND RIVER BAROQUE FESTIVAL The Grand River Baroque Music Festival is worth attending for the setting alone, the prosperous estate of the von Buehlow farm in a lush secluded corner of Southern Ontario countryside south of Kitchener. However, it I Niapara ----International Chamber Music Festival July 26 - August 18, 2004 NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO We welcome you and look forward to seeing you at our sixth season of a series of c_hamber music concerts that are held in historic churches, wineries and other venues of interest. Each evening there is a formal concert and, in the daytime, there are often open rehearsals and master classes offered. The venues also extend to art galleries and one of the two Forts in town. You can view the concert schedule at our website': www:nil; Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the oldest towns in Ontario and calls itself the place "where Upper Canada began." Much of its charm is &ssociated with the colonial architecture of houses and im;titutions that date from the post War of 1812 period. It is also the home of the Shaw Festival where plays that Shaw wrote, his cont

POINTS SOUTH and WEST • Kincardine Summer Music Festival Stratforde • ; Wine, Blues & All That Jazz: Woodstock · Elora • Grand River: nea~~~~~:~:~~01 ,# • - '" July 23, 24, & 25 Birtch farm~ and E~tate Winery Wood~tock, ON Bringing Arts, Culture and Entertainment to Oxford County Mill Race: Cambridge Brott Festival: • Hamilton I 1 l

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