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Volume 9 Issue 9 - June 2004

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NEAR NORTH ' Festival of the Sound: · Parry Sound H 1 . 11 ~ un~v1 e l-:1 tJ '6 Muskoka Lakes: Port Carling classical music and jazz; nevertheless those art forms are well-represented. It has the distinction of being the only summer music festival other than the Brott Festival with a resident orchestra. This season that orchestra, conducted by Toronto Philharmonia conductor Kerry Stratton, has the honour of opening the neighbouring Festival of the Sound, which will reciprocate with a performance by James Campbell and the Festival Winds on July 15. The orchestra will perform in Huntsville on July 17 a program that will include Grieg's well-loved piano concerto performed by i;:>avid Jalbert. The Gryphon Trio will perform on July 8 and jazz chanteuse Emilie Claire Barlow, who was profiled in Whole Note a couple of year.s ago on July 16. The Festival concludes on July 18 with a fully staged production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with orchestra. POINTS EAST FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIERE: JULY 2 - AUG. 3 Performances in English-speaking Ontario, by groups like Le Kiosque, Les Violons du Roi and La Pieta, and the growing recognition here of record companies like Analekta and ATMA Classique are making us aware more than ever before of the cultural vitality of French Canada. In the summer we can experience this first hand Muskoka Lakes Music Festival Welcome to our lJlh Season The Port Carling Memorial Community Centre is home to our. summer festival, where we present Classical Tuesdays, Jazz Wednesdays, and Variety Thursdays from mid-July to mid-August. A new venue for our 8th season is the Tuesday Night Jazz Cruises on the Wenonah II, sailing out of Port Carling on Tuesday evenings from July 13 to August 10. Our Blh season showcases some of the most energetic and exciting talent 'from Canada and beyond. We will be presenting an integrated and comprehensive program of arts and culture beginning with the Summer Solstice·Arts Festival from June 19 to July 1, followed by the regular concert season, July 13 to August 11. The Summer Solstice Arts Festival will be filled with family concerts, arts exhibitions, and literary and culinary events including the Kaleidoscope Children's Festival (June 19), the Muskoka Place Art Exhibition fe~turing the works of local artists, photographers and special guests (June 21 to July 1 ), Writing Out Loud, Muskoka's annual storytelling festival featuring local raconteurs and live music (June 22), the Annual Gala of Hospice Muskoka (June 25), the premier gourmet food and wine event Flavours of Muskoka (June 30), and a Canada Day Literary Celebration (July 1 ). The highlight of the Summer'Solstice Arts Festival is the world premier of "Saarinen & Sinclair: North America in Picture, Poetry a~d Piano," an amazing multi-media portrait of this beautiful continent featuring GloriaSaarinen, virtuoso pianist, Lister Sinclair, · renowned poet and CBC Radio personality, ,and the paintings of beloved Canadian artist Ted Harrison (June 26). Our festival events, concert schedule and ticket prices can be viewed at and afl inquiries' and ticket orders can be made by calling toll free 1 888 311 ARTS(2787) or email We have a lot to celebrate! Join us in honouring James Campbell's 20th Anniversary as the Festival of the Sound's Artistic Director as well as our own Silver Anniversary. Come and immerse yourself in innovation. The Festival of the Sound is delighted to bring you J l/2 weeks of · unforgettable music. · It began as a 3-concert event when world-renowned pianist and founding Artistic Director Anton Kuerti built his summer home on the shores of Georgian Bay. He brought with him the desire to share music with the cottagers and residents of glorious Georgian Bay. In one of the festivals' early seasons, Kuerti invited the captivating clarinetist James Campbell to share the stage with him. Five years later, Campbell became the Festival of the Sound's Artistic Director. For twenty-three years, Festival staff and volunteers pursued the dream of a permanent home in a Festival Hall while presenting visionary season after season of elegant and invigorating chamber music. Twenty-four years later, the dream, which began as a few concerts, finally found permanent footing in a new home, the acoustically acclaimed Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. This year we celebrate 25 years of vision and virtuosity. i For a brochure or tickets, 1-866-364-0061 28 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COM June 1 - July 7 2004

ONTARIO POINTS EAST . QUEBEC Lanaudiere Festival • at Joliette ~~~ ~ ·~~~~ i NEW YORK STATE I I I I --- ·-- ----------- at a music festival - Festival de Lanaudiere north of Montreal in Joliette Quebec, a mere six hours' drive from Toronto. Recognized as one of the most prestigious classical music events in North America, this festival, one of the most important in the country, boasts the participation of nationally and internationally renowned soloists. The concerts and recitals are held at the acoustically "miraculous" Amphitheatre of Lanaudiere and in churches throughout the region. The recipient of numerous awards handed out by the Quebec Ministry of Tourism, including several prizes for the best tourist event in Quebec, the Festival International de Lanaudiere draws classical music lovers from all comers of the globe. A major focus of this summer's festival will be "A Visit fo Bohemia" in recognition of the lOOth ) The Collingwood Music F'estival presents a Blockbuster Summer! Welcome to the wonderful fifth season of the Collingwood Music Festival! It is our privilege and our pleasure to bring you just what you want: .the best in classical and world music, right in Collingwood! Anton Kuerti is back by popular demand, giving two magnificent performances on his Steinway concert grand piano (July 12 and 13). If you are someone who loves Beethoven, you'll love to hear pianist Valerie Tryon .and cellist Conrad Bloemendal perform some of his majestic works on July 16. If you prefer the swinging sounds of The Nylons (July 17) or the ecstatic music of Eastern European Klezmer (July 22), this is the Festival for you. The gentle sounds of flute and harp played by the Westminster Ensemble (July 23) will fit perfectly with a summer's evening. John Arpin (July 30) is a great favourite around Collingwood, so don't delay getting your tickets for this wonderful ragtime pianist and raconteur! Another local favourite is Quartetto Gelato (July 31 ), and they'll be leading us on a fascinating musical journey through Europe on the Orient Express! World music enthusiasts will relish Pavla's Mediterranean music (August 6): perfect music for a hot August night! (Don't worry - we have air conditioning!) We are thrilled to be bringing the Canadian Naval Reserve Band for an outdoor concert, free to the public on July 30 from 6-7 pm. Get your tickets by calling 1-888-283-1712. You can also check out our secure website and order tickets online: The acoustics of New Ute Brethren in Christ Church are superb, and the very warm welcome that the church has given to. our 1 Festival makes this fifth season one to celebrate. Come as you are· to the concerts this summer. We will be very glad · to welcome you to the Collingwood. Music Festival family! July 16, 8 p.m. The Madawaska string quartet with guest artists, Katharine Rapoport and John Marshman perform a program of Dance Music including: Evangelista, Dvorak, Gzowski ,Volans and Amy Beach, at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton July 17, 2 p.m: Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works in "The Barn" at MPM July 23, 8 p.m. Chiara String Quartet perform Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvorak at St. MarY Magdalene, Picton July 24, 2 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at SoutH Bay Church, Milford July 30, 8 p.m. The Kirby String Quartet perform Mozart, Feldman, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton July 31, 2 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works in "The Barn" at MPM August 6, 8 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton August 13, 8 p.m. Marie Berard, Rohan Gregory, Angela Rudden, Susan Gagnon, Roberta Janzen perform Mozart, Sculhoff, Arenski, Borodin at St. Mary. Magdalene, Picton August 14, 2 p.m. Students perform choral, chamber and orchestral works at South Bay Church, Milford Phone:613-476-7735 Email: Website: jun el - July 7 2004 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 29

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