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WED. JUNE 29 AN EVENING OFMUSIC INSPIRED BYSHAKESPEARELORINMAAZELconducts Castleton FestivalOrchestra and Choruswith dramatic readingsby Academy Award ® -winnersDAME HELENMIRREN &JEREMY IRONSin MENDELSSOHN’S musicto A Midsummer Night’s DreamTICKETS NOW ON SALE!BUY TICKETS:BlackCreekFestival.comor call 1.888.860.7888REXALLCENTRE BOX OFFICE NOW OPENYork University, 1 Shoreham Dr. (Keele St. south of Steeles Ave.)Radio Sponsor:PHOTOS Maazel:New York Philharmonic.Mirren: Giles Keyte.Irons: Andrew Ogilvy.Creative: STCworks.caSTATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTICS, 7000 PARKING SPOTS AND A WIDE ARRAY OF DINING OPTIONS.

Baroque Summer FestivalJeanne Lamon, Music Director | Ivars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirFREE Concerts in JunePresented in conjunction with theTafelmusik Baroque Summer InstituteTafelmusik Baroque SummerInstitute sponsored byDelightfully BaroqueFri June 3 at 8pmTrinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St WThe Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, withsoloists Ann Monoyios, soprano and Peter Harvey, baritone.Musical InterludeWed June 8 at 12pmWalter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T, 80 Queen’s ParkA casual noon-hour concert of chamber musicperformed by members of the TBSI faculty.The TBSI Orchestras & ChoirsSun June 12 at 1pmWalter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T, 80 Queen’s ParkDirected by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurinsand featuring TBSI participants.Free and general admission:Admission to Delightfully Baroque, Musical Interlude, and The TBSI Orchestras & Choirs is on afirst-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each concert.The Grand Finale *WedJune15at7:30pmGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale RdThe combined forces of the TBSIOrchestra, Tafelmusik Orchestra, TBSIChoir and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in abaroque extravaganza! Directed byJeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins.Tickets required for June 15. See admission details below.Free and general admission:*Tickets for The Grand Finale must be obtained in advanceand will be available to the public on Thursday, June 9starting at 10 am in person only, at the Tafelmusik Box Officeat 427 Bloor Street West. Maximum of 2 tickets per person.(Note: all tickets were given away within minutes last year!)For more information:416.964.6337 ortafelmusik.orgOther Festival EventsItalianissimo! Stefano Montanari, Guest ConductorTuesday May 17 at 8pmStefano Montanari returns to Tafelmusik as guest conductor in a programmeof exuberant symphonies and overtures by Italian classical composers.George Weston Recital HallToronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge StreetTickets: 416.872.1111 | ticketmaster.caMay 17 Concert supported by Margaret and Jim FleckDoors Open TorontoSaturday May 28 & Sunday May 29Doors Open Toronto- showcasing venues of architectural, historic, cultural and/orsocial significance. Tafelmusik musicians will perform at several sites during thetwo-day event. toronto.ca/doorsopenCommunity WorkshopsDuring the Festival, Tafelmusik musicians will conduct various workshops at locationsaround Toronto. Visit tafelmusik.org for information as it becomes available.Season Presenting SponsorTBSF supported by:Thank you also to:

Volume 16 No 9 | June 1 – July 7, 2011FOR OPENERS6. Short Hikes | DAVID PERLMANFEATURES7. Heavyweights | ORI DAGAN8. Toronto Jazz at 25 | GEOFF CHAPMAN25. Making Sound Sense at BlackCreek | FRANK LOCKWOOD26. Remembering … Harry Somers | DAVID JAEGER58. Crossroads of Sound – Remembering David Pecaut | JANICE PRICEBEAT BY BEAT10. Classical & Beyond | ALLAN PULKER13. Early Music | SIMONE DESILETS15. On Opera | CHRISTOPHER HOILE16. In With the New | JASON VAN EYK18. World View | ANDREW TIMAR20. Choral Scene | BENJAMIN STEIN21. Jazz Notes | JIM GALLOWAY23. Bandstand | JACK MACQUARRIELISTINGS30. A | Summer Festivals33. B | Concerts in the GTA38. C | Beyond the GTA39. D | In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)41. E | The ETCeterasMUSICAL LIFE47 . We Are All Music’s Children | MJ BUELL48. Book Shelf | PAMELA MARGLESDISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED49. Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS50. Vocal; Early & Period Performance51. Classical & Beyond52. Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS53. Modern & Contemporary; Jazz & Improvised Music54. It’s our Jazz | GEOFF CHAPMAN55. Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN55. Pot Pourri56. Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEESMORE6. Contact Information & Deadlines26. Index of Advertisers45. Classified AdsIn This IssueACD2 2610ACD2 2638New releaseson period instrumentsHyacinthe Jadin(1776-1800)A French pre-Romanticcomposer to discoverString QuartetsOpus 1QUATUOR FRANZ JOSEPHJ.G. Janitsch(1708-1763)SonatasVolume IINOTTURNAChristopher Palameta“Through his own inspirational directionPalameta has literally revived Janitsch's music”— The WholeNoteDOWNLOAD DIRECTLY ATATMACLASSIQUE.COMSelect ATMA titles now on saleQueen of Puddingspage 159th Annual Green PagesSUMMER FESTIVALSDiva, Who Art Thou?page 47

FOR OPENERS / DAVID PERLMANShort Hikes and the Long HaulONE OF THE THINGS I like best of all about the editor’s 12), talking about Holy Trinity Church. Holy Trinity is where Musicperch here is the enjoyment I get from the random moments,the odd little coincidences that life in the informa-this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary.Mondays, the quintessential grass roots urban summer music series,tion stream keeps washing up. Last month, for example, it “Sheltered from Yonge and Dundas by the Eaton Centre,” Pulkerwas choral columnist Ben Stein and world music writer Andrew Timar says of Holy Trinity, “it stands like an oasis of memories of things past.”both popping the word “multivalent” into their columns. That’s two And then, at the other end of the spectrum, Janice Price (page 58)unrelated multivalents in twelve pages compared to zero in the previ- in talking about heavyweight contender Luminato’s new “hub” venue, David Pecaut Square, says this: “Compared to the bustle of Yonge-It was almost as freaky as that moment, almost nine and a half years Dundas Square, this [David Pecaut Square] is a space of respite, whereago (Saturday March 2 2002 – 8pm to be precise) when two presenters, you can hear conversations and discussions …”three blocks apart, put on entire concerts dedicated to the music of Spaces of respite … Oasis of memory. Yonge-Dundas? Not.John Blow. John who? you ask. My point precisely. Multivalent Blow. Say what you like about Yonge-Dundas (and everyone has something to say about it) you know an urban space has come of age when writanniversarydate for JB – the 294th anniversary of his death, the 353rd of his christening? Not exactly grabby numbers.understand the comparison.And now, this month, it is happening again. Earlier today I was I like to think it’s a sign of the city’s maturation that such contrastingurban amenities (and events) can so happily co-exist, each just the proverbial short hike from the next.pages throughout the magazine). And then I noticed an oddity in the way Two of Toronto’s festival heavyweights, Luminato and TD Torontothat two of the writers in the issue referred to Yonge-Dundas Square. Jazz have both made the short hike to David Pecaut Square this yearThe oddity was in the fact that usually when our writers refer to a as the place to pitch their festival tents, literally and metaphorically.place it is because they intend to talk about something that is about to happen in the place in question. But not this time. This time both of But it will be interesting to see how many years it takes before two people coincidentally saying “NOT David Pecaut Square” signals that the venuethe place where the event they are talking about is going to happen. has, like Yonge-Dundas, entered the major leagues of urban lore.First to do so is Allan Pulker in Classical & Beyond (page 10–—David Perlman, publisher@thewholenote.comThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 16 NO 9 | JUNE 1 – JULY 7, 2011720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPHONE 416-323-2232FAX 416-603-4791SWITCHBOARD & GENERAL INQUIRIES Ext 21Chairman of the BoardAllan Pulkerdirectors@thewholenote.comPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comListings CoordinatorsSharna Searle, Ori Daganlistings@thewholenote.comjazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comTHANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSCover PhotoSN BiancaBeat ColumnsBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieBOOKSHELF | Pamela MarglesCLASSICAL & BEYOND | Allan PulkerCHORAL SCENE | Benjamin SteinEARLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsIN THE CLUBS | Ori DaganJAZZ NOTES | Jim GallowayMUSICAL LIFE | mJ buellIN WITH THE NEW | Jason van EykOPERA | Christopher HoileWORLD MUSIC | Andrew TimarFeaturesOri Dagan, Geoff Chapman, David Jaeger,Frank Lockwood, Janice PriceCD ReviewersAlex Baran, Larry Beckwith, Geoff Chapman,Stephen Clarke, Ori Dagan, Janos Gardonyi,Tiina Kiik, Roger Knox, David Olds,Pamela Margles, Alison Melville,Peter Kristian Mose, Cathy Riches, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Bruce Surtees, Ken Waxman,Dianne WellsProofreadingKaren Ages, Michael Schwartz, Sharna SearleListingsOri Dagan, Richard Haskell,Felix Deak, Sharna SearleLayout & DesignBrian Cartwright (cover), Uno RamatSUBSCRIPTIONS $30 per year + HST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Wednesday June 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Wednesday June 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Friday June 17Publication DateWednesday June 29Next issue, Volume 16 No 10 is ourSummer Double Issue and coversJuly 1 – September 7, 2011WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementJune 2011: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503–720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2011 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INC6 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

What Is This Thing Called Jazz? / Part IHeavyweights – left to right, Butcher, Metcalfe,Whitty, Teehan, Challoner.Heavyweights HitDavid Pecaut SquareORI DAGANFIVE MIGHTILY AMBITIOUS twenty-somethings make up TheHeavyweights Brass Band: Rob Teehan on sousaphone, PaulMetcalfe on sax, Jon Challoner on trumpet, Chris Butcher ontrombone and Lowell Whitty on drums. Barely 18 months old,the band is psyched to make a splash at this year’s TD Toronto JazzFestival, with a main stage show on Canada Day and a CD Release eventat The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar on July 3. Aside from their cordlessinstruments that harken back to a New Orleans of yesteryear, what’s allthe fuss about? Drumroll, please. It’s the repertoire they arrange, fromLady Gaga and Beyoncé to Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber. GASP!Can a group that covers Gaga and the Biebs be a legitimate jazz band?“It’s a point of debate, depending on who you talk to,” admitshas to encompass other styles of music that use the language of jazz,so I would say YES! we are a jazz band because what we do is verymuch in the tradition of improvisation.”“What we’re doing is bringing our own life experience into thegenre,” explains Butcher, who was inspired to form the band aftervisiting New Orleans in 2009. “These are songs that we grew up with,they are a part of us, so we’re trying to incorporate them into ourjazz tradition is playing the music of the day. Thelonious Monk andMiles Davis wrote their own music, but they also played the popularmusic of the day. The goal of this group is to play music that anyonecould enjoy, not necessarily someone who went to jazz school. As muchas I love modern jazz, one of the things that scares me about it is whenit only appeals to people who play bebop, not many can relate …”The band’s (ironically) light approach to entertaining a crowd iswinning them fans of all ages (“the reaction from young children hasbeen explosive!”) and in the tradition of old-school swing bands, theirinfectious rhythms inspire even the stiffest audience members to dance.Guess the lesson here is don’t judge a band by its covers. is impossible, since the word is itself a mystery. Furthermore, in acontinued on page 41SN BIANCAJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 7

What Is This Thing Called Jazz? / Part IIREFLECTIONSToronto Jazz Festival at 25 YearsREMEMBER THAT ANCIENT Wendy’s TV commercial whena pugnacious senior loudly screeched ‘Where’s The Beef’ at arival hamburger? You might just get a similar reaction fromsome Hogtowners and visitors consulting this year’s Toronto JazzFestival program, one celebrating its 25th anniversary.Even though there’s excellent jazz to be heard at this festival, therecould be shrieks of ‘Where’s The Jazz?’ if they’re just looking at thelineup in what’s always been Festival HQ, the big tent.This year it’s moving from Nathan Phillips Square to a new sitein Metro Square on the south side of KingSt. between Roy Thomson Hall and MetroHall. (Recently the area was renamedDavid Pecaut Square for the late urbanvisionary. His jazz preferences are notpublicly known.)Venues with lots of seats such asKoerner Hall, Harbourfront’s EnwaveTheatre and the Glenn Gould Studio, plusthe square’s open stage and many of thecity’s clubs and venues such as the reliableRex, Gate 403, Chalkers, Dominion onQueen, Reservoir Lounge, Shops at DonMills and many more will provide musicthat has a clear relationship to mainstreamjazz, although the Music Gallery (in St.George the Martyr Church at the north endof John St.) caters for crazies and seers ofthe avant-garde who in time might becomemembers of a new jazz mainstream.GEOFF CHAPMANIt was that awe-inspiring avant-gardemaestro Ornette Coleman who gave onesame note can be played night after night but differently each time,”he said. Now his music is in every serious jazz fan’s collection. lineup June 24 through July 3, certainly with the late addition of singerNikki Yanovsky. Soul diva Aretha Franklin at 69 will bring out thethousands to show r.e.s.p.e.c.t on opening night because local citizensappreciate talent and a free concert in equal measure.Then, nightly in sequence, it’s the Average White Band, whosefunk and R&B earned big hits in the 1970s, Senegalese singer YoussouN’Dour, bluesman Robert Cray, Chicano rock band Los Lobos, ourbluesy songstress Molly Johnson and the Count Basie Orchestra (themerDennis Mackrel). Then come banjomeister Bela Fleck specializingin contemporary bluegrass, hip hop soul band The Roots and on July 2funk bassist and singer Bootsy Collins. He’ll be battling for an audiencewith the stars of the Black Creek festival that night, Diana Krall andTony Bennett.(This is a lot of complaining for an anniversary article but I’ve alwaysfelt that the best of jazz should be front and centre, which means themainstage. It must be noted, though, that other festivals like Ottawa’sand especially the big one in Montreal, have the same approach tobooking as Toronto.)Here’s what festival artistic director Josh Grossman, who took overthe post last year, says: “I’m pretty excited about this year’s lineup. Itwas harder booking acts since many strong names were unavailableor were too familiar in Toronto or fees were too high or they werecommitted far ahead. The pool of big names is getting smaller andbesides, in the past some major acts didn’t draw as well as expected.”What Grossman is suggesting is that in today’s festivals it’s crucialto aim to put bums in seats. Making music nowadays is entirely separatefrom the business of music.“Aretha Franklin is the biggest thing we’ve ever done. We lookedhard for A-plus artists and Tourism Ontario sponsorship has becomea factor. We recalled the success last year of R&B and soul singer starMacy Gray last year in Yonge-Dundas Square. in some way and we do need to get revenue from the marquee with itsaround 1,200 seats,” he said.“It’s been really fun this year putting thefestival together. I listened to more than400 submissions and I think we feature agood cross-section of today’s jazz. I mustadmit some of my personal beliefs werechallenged but I have learned that a festivalmust have wide appeal while remainingtrue to the music,” Grossman said.The open stage in the Square will havefree shows daily at noon and 5:30 andthere’ll be 5pm and late shows (10:30 to1:30) on the north side of King at QuotesBar and Grill.Grossman’s personal choices are hardcorejazz – brilliant bassist Dave Holland’sQuintet (Enwave June 25), fab contemporaryvocalist Kurt Elling (Enwave June 27),spectacular pianists Jacky Terrasson andinnovative Vijay Iyer (Glenn Gould June27 and 28 respectively), the trio Bad PlusJosh Grossman.Trio M (pianist Myra Melford, drummerMatt Wilson and violinist Marc Dresser) at the Music Gallery July 2.I applaud enthusiastically, save for loud neo-rockers Bad Plus, alwaysa minus to my ears.Fortunately the mainstream fan’s quest is easily achieved with jazzlegend Dave Brubeck, almost an annual visitor, bringing his long-runningquartet to Koerner Hall June 24. After six sterling decades and 91years old in December he’ll surely play the durable “Take Five” hit.Pianist Randy Weston, 85, brings his African rhythms to GlennGould June 26 for a solo show, the same night droll pianist-singer MoseAllison entertains with blues-based fare at Enwave. Seasoned vocalistDee Dee Bridgewater does a tribute to late, great Billie Holiday withsongs from her newest album Eleanora Fagan accompanied by theFestival Orchestra June 27 at Koerner Hall. Guitarist Paco de Luciacharms the Sony Centre that evening.On June 28 famed jazz-rock fusioneers Return To Forever reunitefor a Sony Centre concert, with Chick Corea, Lenny White, Jean-LucPonty, Frank Gambale and Stanley Clarke performing music from thegroup’s Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy.Elite pianists Eliane Elias (Enwave) and veteran Kenny Barron(Glenn Gould) are in action June 29, the same night Koerner Hallis the venue for a world premiere stage performance of music fromthe CD Songs of Mirth and Melancholy, a delightful duet recordingby saxophonist Branford Marsalis (Wynton’s elder brother) and oldcomrade pianist Joey Calderazzo. They penned seven of the nine cuts,adding one song each by Wayne Shorter and Johannes Brahms.Two curious choices caught my eye. Classical dramatic soprano JessyeNorman, she of the rich, lustrous voice, is at Koerner Hall on June 28jazz CD I Was Born In Love With You in 2000 and her newest entry,from 2010, is superb, Roots: My Life, My Song which she describes as “a8 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011COURTESY TORONTO JAZZ

journey from the drums of Africa to the New World.” Not to be missed.(But back to my beef: a comedian is also on the festival books, oneReggie Watts, at Yuk-Yuks June 29. That’s really widening the jazzumbrella to impossible boundaries unless you think stand-up comicimprov is really like improvising a jazz solo. What’s next? A CharlieSheen rant? A Lindsay Lohan confession?)A host of local stars and visiting celebs among the 1,500 musicianswill perform at the festival’s 350 concerts and at more than 40 locations.Details at www.torontojazz.com under “calendar.”I’ll be searching the lists for the whereabouts of my favourites, includingsaxman Greg Osby, pianists Uri Caine and Francois Bourassa,trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, the Heavyweight Brass Band and more. Andhow can you not want to know about Mike Essoudry’s Mash PotatoMashers?!And take note: no fewer than four Toronto high school bands willperform at The Rex on Queen St. on weekday afternoons.The festival has come a long way since 1987, when jazz took placeat just three locations – Thomson Hall, the CN Tower and the JohnBassett Theatre in the Metro Convention Centre. It’s now the biggestmusic festival in Toronto, attracting more than 500,000 people annually.Over the years it has hosted more than 24,000 artists, welcomedmore than 8 million people, presented more than 1,800 free publicconcerts – and it’s estimated that the result has been more than $380million pumped into the local economy.Says festival CEO, executive producer and co-founder Patrick Taylor:“The Entertainment District is where it all started. What better wayto celebrate 25 years of jazz in this great city than at the heart of the“I HAVE A MILLION MEMORIES ofthe festival years, including roasting onthe concrete slabs outside City Hall,nearly drowning in a Yorkville tent …”Entertainment District. To move forward in jazz, respect must be paidto the traditions of the past and that is exactly what we are doing in2011.”Co-founder and saxophonist Jim Galloway, who retired last year asartistic director, recalls that in the beginning there was “something of acloud hanging over jazz festivals due to money problems. The Torontosite wasn’t ideal, since it was hard to get to. Musicians had to play atthe top!“In the early years lots of the greats were still alive. Everybodywanted to play, but that became a bit of a two-edged sword. We couldn’tplease everyone. We got the big names but we were also able to bring injazzmen who were just under the radar, like pianist Phineas NewbornJr., the World’s Greatest Jazz Band and the guys who played in thetrenches, week in and week out. The after-hours sessions were alwaysfun. I remember (trumpeter) Roy Hargrove coming into Traders Barat the Sheraton and then singing.” gone haunts such as Meyer’s Deli, Garbo’s, the Bamboo and George’sSpaghetti House.Thereafter came a procession of greats and up-and-comers – OscarPeterson, Sarah Vaughan, Harry Connick, Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass,Ernestine Anderson, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, RosemaryHall Jazz Band, Betty Carter, Jay McShann, J.J. Johnson, KennyGarrett, Shirley Horn, Ray Bryant, Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard,Dr. John, Joshua Redman, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, MichelCamilo, Sonny Rollins, Etta James, Keith Jarrett, Charles Lloyd, PatMetheny and hordes more.The venues changed – the Top O The Senator, the Montreal Bistro,Berczy Park, the Diamond, the City-TV parking lot among them. Andone shouldn’t forget the black days in 2000 when the festival was can-June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 9

celled due to legislation banning tobacco sponsorship, which meantchief sponsor du Maurier was out. Within 24 hours then-mayor MelLastman twisted arms and the big show was saved and went ahead atits new base, Nathan Phillips Square. Now the chief sponsor is TDCanada Trust, and no one fools with the banks.I have a million memories of the festival years, including roastingon the concrete slabs outside City Hall, nearly drowning in a Yorkvilletent awash with turbulent water torrents (Jackie Richardson kept goingon the stage), missing Diana Krall’s 1988 two-night debut at George’sSpaghetti House, Sun Ra’s Arkestra prancing through Jane MallettTheatre chanting ‘hi ho hi ho it’s off to work we go’, Tony Williams’riveting drumming, Archie Shepp’s revolutionary harangues at BerczyPark, Gerry Mulligan, Vincent Herring, the Thomson Hall “tea dance”by its pool with the ghost Artie Shaw orchestra, stunning pianist MichelPetrucciani being carried onto the stage, wailing sax monster Johnny48 bands in 1995 (56 two festivals later), Jackie McLean, trumpeterEnrico Rava playing a Carmen jazz suite, bass giant William Parker,the brilliant Jazz Superband (Bob Berg, Joey deFrancesco, RandyBrecker, Adam Nussbaum) at the ill-titled Comfort Zone, Chris Potter,Phil Woods Joe Zawinul, Slide Hampton, scorching Arturo Sandovaland so many more thrills.It’s important to bear in mind that jazz is now an internationallanguage, although the word jazz has been used, abused and misusedthroughout its 100-year history. As an art form it developed primarilysouth of the border, its chameleon sounds, shapes and colours goingthrough wrenching changes, so it’s hard to recognize the close relationshipsbetween New Orleans marching bands, the tearaway virtuosityof post-bebop (which today is dubbed mainstream), thundering funkgrooves, contemporary hip hop and the avant-garde of every musicalgeneration.After all, a principal charm of jazz is its similarity to spoken languageand it has survived critical onslaughts, rocky economies andrival musical passions by constantly reinventing itself while remainingfragmented into myriad parts.For the middle years of last century pop music and jazz shared thesame language and the same base of musicians and the Great AmericanSongbook was prized both by pop singers and jazz musicians. Withbebop jazz knowledge became separated from pop repertoire, whichinstead of appealing to adult love became over-conscious of teenageinfatuation. Still is. That may explain my loving adherence to bebopand its later forms.Something we can all agree on is this thought from the estimableDuke Ellington – “There’s only two kinds of music, good and bad.”Geoff Chapman is a leading Toronto music writer.Last November in The WholeNote I interviewed ChristinaPetrowska Quilico about the many international piano competitionsin the world today, and the abundance of pianists vying forthe opportunity to compete. Almost as if to prove my point a messagearrived in my inbox yesterday telling me that a twelve-year oldprize in the adult pianists’ class of the Concurso International dePiano Rotary in Mallorca, Spain, the youngest pianist ever to winthis award. Needlessto say, thistime many readerswill have heard ofMs. Rizikov, who,I expect, has a brilliantcareer ahead.I doubt it will bethe last. Hopefullywe will have theopportunity soonto hear her playagain in Toronto.Beat by Beat / Classical & BeyondYoung HeadlinersALLAN PULKERAnastasia Rizikov.Another Toronto pianist, whose name is not yet well knownoutside the piano competition circuit, is Ilya Poletaev. He came toToronto from Russia via Israel at the age of fourteen, continuing hispiano studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Some years laterhe completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Faculty of Music atU. of T., moving on to Yale University, where he did his Master’sand Doctorate.Just last July he captured First Prize at the International JohannSebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and, as the winner, willthe 2008 Concorso Sala Gallo Piano Competition in Monza, Italy,where he also received the Audience Prize, the Bach Prize, andthe Orchestra Prize. He also won First Prize at the 2009 GriegInternational Competition, is a laureate of the 2008 NationalStepping Stone Competition in Canada and joined the Astral Artistsroster as a winner of its 2009 National Auditions. But it was wayback in 1997 that he got his start in Toronto when he won the TSOFESTIVAL 2011July 19 – August 13Beethoven and the Romantics10 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Volunteer Competitionwhich gave him the opportunityto perform Brahms’Concerto in D Minor withthe TSO.Unlike most pianists,Poletaev manages toharpsichord and fortepiano,intending to include them inhis performing career alongwith the modern piano.“What is important to me isnot so much playing variousinstruments as being ableto speak each musical lan-a lot of continuo playingon the harpsichord. Doingthis you can’t help but seethe connection betweenthe continuo and the text,which informs the musicalrhetoric. Interestingly, Ihave found it possible totransfer something of thisIlya Poletaev.to my mainstream piano playing to make it more rhetorically vivid.” music history with a focus on the less well-known works of wellknowncomposers. He has recently completed a project unearthinglargely unknown works of the twentieth-century Romanian composerGeorge Enescu, and with violinist Jennifer Curtis has recordedEnescu’s complete works for violin and piano, scheduled for releasesoon by Naxos. Not surprisingly, with abilities as both a performerand as a scholar, he has recently been appointed an assistant professorat McGill University.A little closer to home I asked harpsichord wrangler extraordinaireDawn Lyons of Claviers Baroques about Ilya Poletaev: “… He isa really, really nice guy who can play the piano and the harpsichordvery well … I mean very, VERY well … stupendously well, in fact.Den [Den Ciul, her partner in Claviers Baroques] says he is one ofthe ten best harpsichordists on the planet who can do ‘magic’.”Where this is all leading is to the good news that we will havethe opportunity to hear this accomplished Torontonian on June 4,when he will play the rarely-performed Piano Concerto No. 3 byNikolai Medtner, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductedby Peter Oundjian. musicological interests and perhaps his Russian background.Nikolai Medtner, who was Russian, lived from 1880 to 1951, andwas trained at the Moscow Conservatory as both a concert pianistand as a composer (he studied composition under Taneyev). Froma Canadian perspective it is interesting that in 1924 he touredthe United States and Canada. A slightly younger contemporaryof the much better known Russian composer and pianist, SergeiRachmaninoff, he dedicated his second Piano Concerto in cminor, Op. 50 (1920–27) to Rachmaninoff, who dedicated his ownFourth Concerto to Medtner. The third Piano Concerto (in e minor“Ballade”, Op. 60, 1940–43) was written towards the end of his lifewhen he was living in London. Medtner recorded his three pianoconcertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1947. sixteen” Poletaev writes. “Something that makes him a very specialcomposer is that he was able in a very original way to put togetherboth his Russian and his German roots. What makes it Germanicis its coherence, the way unity is built into it in a very organic way.This was not an important feature of Russian music. What seemsRussian to me is his thematic material, which while not overtly“Russian,” is somehow psychologically charged in that it containsANDREW CHICHIAKJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 11

ut when you hear it you feel as if you have heard it before butthen forgot. Unlike Rachmaninoff, his music is hard to follow onWhile it unfolds very logically it requires an effort on the part ofthe listener. To me Rachmaninoff’s appeal is more immediate butMedtner’s is more lasting.”MUSIC MONDAYSIn an editorial in the Mayissue of The WholeNoteDavid Perlman observed thatone of the biggest changes tooccur in the Toronto musicyears has been the emergenceof a summer music seasonin Toronto. I remember morethan once commenting in theJune or July issues on the migrationof musicians to smalltowns and rural areas, whichcame alive with the sound ofmusic while the music almoststopped in the city.I say “almost” becausea series of weekly concertsbeginning in late May andcontinuing until Labour Dayall through that time. Theniversaryseason, is Music Mondays. The visionary behind the serieswas Margot Linken, the administrator (a position she still holds) atartistic director of the series was the organist and harpsichordist,Paul Jenkins, who moved on to other things and was replaced by theseries’ current director, Sue Crowe Connolly.The venue, the venerable Holy Trinity Church, an heirloom froma Toronto now long gone is almost as much a part of the performanceas the roster of excellent performers that Ms. Crowe Connollyassembles for the series. Sheltered from Yonge and Dundas Streetsby the Eaton Centre, it stands like an oasis of memories of thingspast. This impression becomes all the more intense when you goinside and are enveloped by the smell of the aging pine interior, thelight mellowed by the stained glass windows and a silence that canremind you of an almost forgotten quiet place inside yourself. Whenyou at the same time, as if it had always been there and always willbe there. We don’t know how lucky we are that this beautiful building,this beautiful idea, was saved from the wrecker’s ball – but thatis another story.Besides providing a weekly concert Music Mondays has providedHoly Trinity: Sheltered from Yonge and Dundas Streets by theEaton Centre, it stands like an oasis of memories of things past.opportunities for emerging artists such as Autorickshaw andout that its fame has crossed the Atlantic and requests to performcome regularly from abroad. Among these have been the PolokwaneChoral Society from South Africa, Italian early music singer andfrom Germany and Henri Ormieres from France, and GermanFrench horn player, ManfredDippmann.To mark the anniversary,Music Mondays has extendedits season to the end ofSeptember and will also hosta celebrative reception afterits June 6 concert. I hope tosee some of you there!BROTT FESTIVAL IN JUNEAnother musical visionary inour midst is Boris Brott. Inresponse to the lack of culturalactivity in the Hamiltonarea way back in 1988 heSummer Festival, which waseleven days long. This yearthe festival begins in Juneand ends in August. The verynext year, with support fromthe Ministry of Labour Brottthe Brott Music Festival. The orchestra gave the festival somethingmost summer festivals don’t have, a resident symphony orchestra,and additionally provided what amounted to an apprenticeship programmefor young orchestral musicians. What a stroke of brilliance!The 2011 Brott Festival begins in Burlington with four performancesby the National Academy Orchestra on June 11, 18, 25 and 30with an impressive array of soloists and conductors.MUSIC AT SHARONStarted in 2007, the current incarnation of the Music at Sharonconcert series is a relative newcomer to the early summer musicseries will probably already have taken place, but four othersremain – June 5, 12, 19 and 26.Needless to say, there are many other wonderful performanceswaiting to be discovered in our listings. I hope you get out to someof them.serves as Chairman of The WholeNote’s board of directors. Hecan be contacted at classicalbeyond@thewholenote.com.ORI DAGAN12 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

The What ofBaroqueSIMONE DESILETSTAFELMUSIK BAROQUE SUMMER INSTITUTEWhat makes a musician a “baroque” musician? The answerto this question has evolved dramatically over the years, asconsideration of how baroque music should be played movesfrom presenting it from a completely modern standpoint, to awarenessof a sound more “informed” by the stylistic elements present inbaroque times.One of the world’s premiere baroque music training programmesis right in our midst: The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute,which takes place every June in Toronto, is about to begin its tenthseason. As TBSI music director, Jeanne Lamon, writes on the website,the Institute is dedicated to developing the period performers ofthe future. With an impressively comprehensive programme of studythe world.There’s a component for instrumentalists, with in-depth studyof their instrument in a variety of solo, chamber and orchestral settings,and for players new to period instruments, an introduction tobaroque instruments, their technique and repertoire. There is even abows available for loan.There’s a component for singers, offering study in solo, choral,ensemble and operatic repertoire; Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoskileads workshops in scenes from baroque operas, focusing on gestureand deportment and their relation to music and text in the 17th and18th centuries.There’s a component for conductors and directors, too – aself-directed study for the most part – during which participants areencouraged to audit vocal and instrumental masterclasses, sit in onorchestra, choir and chamber ensemble rehearsals and attend operaworkshops, lectures, demonstrations and concerts.There are classes in baroque dance, led by Opera Atelier’sJeannette Lajeunesse Zingg; continuo classes for keyboard playersTafelmusik librarian, Charlotte Nediger, on sources and editions.There are private lessons, lectures and workshops on a range oftopics. There is even an international exchange programme withJeune Orchestre Atlantique, a European training orchestra specializingin classical and romantic repertoire on period instruments anddirected by Philippe Herreweghe.But wait! Why not let the voices of some who have studied at theGARY BEECHYJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 13

of enthusiastic stories, from whichI’ve distilled just a little here:relates how TBSI teachers guidedher in moving from the modern“Eventually it became clear thatthe best way to learn how to playa period instrument is throughimmersion in baroque playing andstyle, which is exactly what TBSIprovides. Two weeks of havingnothing but well-played early musicin my ears was exactly what Ineeded to help me understand thatbaroque music was not dry andacademic like I’d previously beentaught, but vibrant and alive. AfterTBSI, I traded my silver for wood,my keys for pure intervals, and never looked back since!”Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, baroque violinist, tells of the journeythat led her through TBSI and Jeune Orchestre Atlantique to professionalwork with Aradia Ensemble, the Windermere String Quartetand Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra as an extra, and concludes: “So,how has TBSI impacted my musical and professional life? Prettymuch in every way! It started me on the road to a much more diverseperformance career, opened my mind and ears to a different worldyears of my career. My life today would certainly not be the samewithout that summer!”From soprano Johane Ansell: “The major impact that TBSI hasmade on my musical life: not only did it assist my solo performanceskills but it also encouraged and facilitated the development of myensemble singing, which is a useful skill to have and is applicable inall facets of vocal singing, not limited to early music singing. It isalso one of the few programs that emphasize the study of the differ-as well as the styles of different composers such as Bach, Lully andHandel. There is a reason people return to TBSI to participate morethan once: it is a unique program with a LOT to offer and you get towork with the best in the business.”Baroque violinist Alice Culin-Ellison says: “This will be myperformance techniques of how to hold the instrument (chin off withno chin or shoulder rest). I have nothing but fantastic things to sayabout TBSI. It led me to be in the process of getting my mastersin early music (violin) and I have recommended it to many, manypeople, at least three of whom are attending this summer due to myrecommendation.”Even if you aren’t planning to participate as a student inTBSI, you can participate as an auditor of individual classes, fullBROTTMUSIC FESTIVALpresentsBEETHOVEN, BURLINGTON, & BROTT!SAT. JUNE 11 SAT. JUNE 18 SAT. JUNE 25 THURS. JUNE 30SOMMERVILLEBEETHOVEN:THE VIOLINPlays STRAUSS CONCERTOBEETHOVEN’SFIFTH!TBSI in session.Concerts location: ST. CHRISTOPHERS ANGLICAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, 7:30 PMTickets $32 (reg) $27 (sr) $10 (stu) *Reserved Section: Add $5 per ticketTickets 905.525.7664 l www.brottmusic.comBeethoven:the Emperordays or the events of the entireinstitute. There are also four publicor student performers, on June 3,TheWholeNote’s festival listings or atOTHERSJust north of Newmarket lies abuilding of exquisite proportions,a National Historic Site known asSharon Temple. Its interior space,with beautiful acoustical ambiance,is a natural venue for music (and wasintended so by the Children of Peace,who built it). For several years nowit’s been the home of a summer concertseries, and this year co-artisticfour run throughout June. Early music is featured in two of these.On June 5, celebrated countertenor Daniel Taylor brings his Theatreof Early Music to perform arias and duets by Handel. On June 26,the Toronto Consort presents their programme “Shakespeare’sSongbook”, featuring songs and dances from the plays of the immortalbard. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I’d say.The Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto is famous as theplace where composer Healey Willan focused much of his musicallife, directing and composing for the choir and adding his musicalvoice to the Anglican liturgy for over 45 years. A new Friday eveningconcert series entitled, “Concerts Spirituels,” is beginning at thechurch which, as artistic director Stephanie Martin says, hopes tokeep Willan’s dream alive by continuing the tradition of singing andplaying wonderful music. Three concerts are planned – June 3, 10and 17 – each featuring an a cappella renaissance mass (Victoria,Guerrero and Palestrina), a baroque chamber ensemble and organmusic played on the three manual Healey Willan Memorial Organ.FOILEDIsn’t it just the luck! You write enthusiastically about the pendingappearance of a special artist, then an injury prevents the concert– the whole North American tour! – from happening! The concertby Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya,that was discussed in last month’s column, and was supposed tohave taken place at Koerner Hall, was cancelled, as you probablyall know. But all being well, it will happen on March 1 of next year,and be enthusiastically heralded again in this column.Simone Desilets is a long-time contributor to The WholeNotein several capacities who plays the viola da gamba.She can be contacted at earlymusic@thewholenote.com.*intermission sponsored by Denningers14 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011GARY BEECHY

Pudding’s Ready!CHRISTOPHER HOILEOpera in Toronto no longer ends with the close of the CanadianOpera Company’s season. This month sees the world premiereof Svadba – Wedding, a new a cappella opera by Montrealcomposer Ana Sokolovic commissioned by Queen of PuddingsMusic Theatre.Any opera by Queen of Puddings is an event,especially when it is on a large scale, this timeinvolving six singers. According to the QoPpress release, Svadba – Wedding “takes placewedding. Her girlfriends keep her company allnight long and engage in raucous girltalk, invokingpagan rituals as they prepare her for theimpending wedding. What elevates this ‘girltalk’to a supernaturally exhilarating experience isAna Sokolovic’s style of composition. Usingand traditions as her text source, she drawson her native Balkan folk music as a source ofinspiration for all her music. She transformsthe music and text into her own unique onomatopoeiclanguage and transports listeners toa world of magic realism. The singers have touse every single possible vocal technique – combining opera singingwith Balkan folk singing, overtones, extreme chest voice, heightenednasal voice, whispering, creating a wildly inventive intense paletteof colours.”This is Sokolovic’s fourth collaboration with QoP after LoveSongs (2008), The Midnight Court (2005) and Six Voices for Sirens(2000). Born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1968, she studied compositionwith Dusan Radic and Zoran Eric. She completed a master’s degreeat the Université de Montréal under the direction of José Evangelista.Her catalogue includes orchestral and piano works and severalchamber music compositions, and she has written numerous scoresfor the theatre. This year she has been unanimously chosen by theSMCQ (Société de musique contemporaine du Québec) for its 2011-2012 season Homage Series. This season the entire Québec culturalcommunity will recognize and celebrate the work of Ana Sokolovicby programming her music.Via e-mail, Dáirine Ní Mheadhra, co-founder with John Hessof QoP, writes of Sokolovic and her inspiration for this new work:“The genesis of Svadba was Sirens, that ten minute work for sixfemale voices we commissioned from Ana in 2000. We adoredthat work and anyone who heard it has never forgotten it and we’vePreviously from QoP/Sokolovic,The Midnight Court: Krisztina Szabó.performed it many times since. She used Balkan vocal techniquesin Sirens, something akin to what you hear in that famous Bulgarianwomen’s choir, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares. While we’ve commissionedother works from Ana since 2000, we’ve always wantedto revisit a full-length scenario for six female voices in which Anawould again be drawn towards Balkan vocal techniques, as shealways is when writing vocal music.”“Balkan folkloric music has always been the inspiration for allof her music. Love Songs included three Serbian poems, and nowin Svadba she has come full circle as it’s completely in Serbian. Shehad the idea of really exploring Balkan literature and folk texts forSvadba and the wedding rituals and texts were the ones that caughther attention. She spent time in Belgrade poring over hundreds oftexts. While Ana lives in Montreal, married toa Québécois with two Canadian children, she isnever far from her Serbian background in herart. Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces (a choral balletfrom 1923 based on Russian wedding lyrics)may not have been Svadba’s immediate inspirationbut it was probably there subliminally.”In answer to questions about thenature of Svadba as opera, Ní Mheadhra says,“Svadba is more about ritual than narrative,although it does unfold in seven consecutivescenes where the bride and her girlfriendsstay up all night long before the impendingwedding as they prepare her for the ceremony.It includes scenes like colouring her hair,bathing her in the hammam, dressing her,etc., leading to the farewell, and the music iscompletely onomatopoeic. The catharsis is aset up by those female voices singing nasally pushes into the farreaches of your cranium and makes your head buzz and your bodyvibrate so much that you feel totally exhilarated! It’s primal stuffand communicates so viscerally that you want more and more andmore … which is after all how those Sirens could lure those sailorsonto the rocks with their sound that was so seductive!”Svadba will be sung in Serbian with English surtitles. The cast iscomprised of singers Jacqueline Woodley, Shannon Mercer, LauraAlbino, Carla Huhtanen, Andrea Ludwig and Krisztina Szabó, underthe music direction of Dáirine Ní Mheadhra. The creative team consistsof stage director Michael Cavanagh, set and costume designerMichael Gianfrancesco and lighting designer Kimberly Purtell.Performances take place in Toronto June 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and July2 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs. For tickets phone 416-about Ana Sokolovic, see www.anasokolovic.com and for more aboutQueen of Puddings see www.queenofpuddingsmusictheatre.com.Christopher Hoile is a Toronto-based writer on opera andtheatre. He can be contacted at opera@thewholenote.com.GUNTAR KRAVISNEW OPERAWelcome to Tapestry, the home to new opera.WATERFALLNEW OPERA Maja Ardal LIBRETTISTNorbert Palej COMPOSERSHOWCASEExcerpts from 4 new worksJUNE 14 7:30PM & JUNE 15 6:30PMERNEST BALMERSTUDIO,DISTILLERY HISTORICDISTRICT, TORONTOM’DEA UNDONEMarjorie Chan LIBRETTISTJohn Harris COMPOSERSCENES FROM ANOLD GLASGOW PUBDavid Brock LIBRETTISTGareth Williams COMPOSERRUTHMichael Lewis MacLennan LIBRETTISTJeffrey Ryan COMPOSERTom Diamond DRAMATURGEWayne Strongman MUSIC DRAMATURGESINGERSNeema BickerstethXin WangKimberly BarberHeather JewsonKeith KlassenChristopher MayellPeter McGillivrayCurtis SullivanSINGLE TICKETS:$25 REGULAR PRICE$20 STUDENTS& ARTS WORKERSCALL416.537.6066 x222OR GO TOtapestrynewopera.comWAYNE STRONGMANMANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTORPHOTOGRAPHY BYBrian Mosoffwww.brianmosoff.comYou can find us onJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 15

Boundary PushersJASON VAN EYKJune is an important time of transition. This is true not only forthe seasons (the 21st marks the summer solstice and a promiseof consistently better weather) but also for the live music scene,summer music festivals.It is also true for me: I am making a transition away from theThis means that I will also be stepping awayfrom writing this column, which has givenme endless opportunity to explore howToronto’s new music community has made itsown remarkable transitions over time. Themost noticeable of these is in the sheer rangeand collaborations new music makers employto create and showcase exciting new work.We can look to a handful of this month’sconcerts to see this notion at play.One group that has been constantlypushing at the boundaries of what it meansto be “new music” is CONTACT ContemporaryMusic. Their multidisciplinary approach crosses between liveaudiovisual and interactive, in ways that many other ensembleswould be too timid to try. If that weren’t enough, the content of eachCONTACT show treads into touchy territory – from transexualismto transcendentalism, popular music to electro-eroticism, and justabout everything in between. Ultimately, CONTACT seeks to unlockthe power of artists, leveraged through music-based collaborations,new perspectives and advance new understandings of current, contemporarychallenges. It would be absentminded not to mention their“Electronica Unplugged” lunchtime concert on June 8 at the RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, which features original electronic worksby David Bowie, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Gavin Bryars and PhilipGlass arranged for the unique forces of the CONTACT ensemble.You can learn more at www.contactcontemproarymusic.caAnother case in point is the deliriously eclectic Adventures ofthe Smoid, a creative concoction from the ever-adventurous percus-Contemporary Gamelan. Drawing on the growing popularity ofvisual story telling through comic books and graphic novels, Sacksinventively connects a diverse series of dots to link this world to thetradition of gamelan and Indonesian shadow puppetry. Sacks asks theClub to do double duty as musicians and puppeteers to tell a humoroustale about an astronaut’s adventures in space. Adventures of theSmoid is prefaced by a song cycle from iNSiDEaMiND, the wildlyexperimental turntable duo. New music crossover eclecticism doesn’tCONTACT.again for these June 13 and 14 events at the Music Gallery.Tapestry New Opera Works has long been exploring new paths tocollaboration between composers, writers and musicians in thecreation of the highest of musical forms: opera. Over the lastquarter century and beyond, this hallmark company has expandedbeyond its Canadian roots to provide a haven for an increasinglyinternational network of creators to develop some of the mostOpera Showcase will no doubt be another exhilarating adventurethrough a collection of shorter pieces in development, rangingfrom those by veteran creative partners to new collaborations.The inspirations range just as far, from Ancient Greek tragediesto modern-day Irish pub love stories, from Icelandic mythologythrough Old Testament morality tales. Besure to visit www.tapestrynewopera.comto get full details for the June 14 and 15performances at the Ernest Balmer Studioin the Distillery District.These three events are just the tip of aniceberg of musical innovation at work insuch radical minds and creative connectionsin my future work. Don’t miss yourchance to catch such new sounds whilethey are still summer fresh! Be sure to getin with the new via The WholeNote concertlistings here and online at www.thewholenote.com.Jason van Eyk, The WholeNote’s longtime New Music beatwriter is stepping down from this column and from his positionas Ontario Regional Director of the Canadian Music Centre.Summer Courtyard SeriesFRIDAY JUNE 3 | Radianwith guests Odradek | 8pm | $15/$12 advSATURDAY JUNE 4 | catl + Bill Orcuttwith guests Black Walls | 8pm | $12/$10 advTHURSDAY JUNE 9 | Charles Gayle+ Composition For Light, Percussionand Ultrasound: Paul Walde | 8pm | $20/$17 advFRIDAY JUNE 10 | Dublab: Tonalism12-Hour Season-Closing Fundraising Event6pm – 6am | $25/$22 advAll advance tickets available atRotate This/Soundscapes/TicketWeb.caThe Music GalleryCOLIN SAVAGE16 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

MUSIC IN THEORCHARDFREE CONCERTSSunday Afternoons in Junefrom 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Bring a picnic, a blanketand the entire family!Guitar and cello duo performs jazz/pop fusionAn enchanting program of classical musicThis Toronto-based wind octet performsworks from the late 18th andearly 19th centuries285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910spadina@toronto.caMusic at Sharon2011Larry Beckwith and Rick Phillips,Co-artistic directorsMay 29The Larkin SingersMatthew Larkin, conductorRenaissance and Contemporary Choral MusicJune 5Theatre of Early MusicDaniel Taylor, countertenor/directorArias and Duets by HandelJune 12Jane Coop, pianoJune 19Art of Time EnsembleAndrew Burashko, piano/directorTrios by Arensky and KorngoldJune 26The Toronto ConsortDavid Fallis, directorSundays at 2:00 pm (pre-show chat at 1:30)General Admission$40 / $25 for students$180 for all five concertsSharon Temple18974 Leslie St., Sharon OntarioPhone 416-872-4255or visit www.roythomson.commore info at www.sharontemple.caJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 17

World. Class.ANDREW TIMARJune appears to be another month chock-ablock with performancesof both seasoned world music headliners and fresh experimenters.On June 3 the Carnatic violin virtuoso L. Subramaniamperforms with his son Ambi Subramaniam at the Isabel BaderTheatre. No stranger to international audiences, L. Subramaniamcomes from a leading south Indian violin playing family. In hislong and well-recorded career he has garnered glowing testimonialsmaking of my colleague Subramaniam.” Dubbed “The Paganini ofIndian Classical music,”L. Subramaniam drawshis musical languagefrom both Karnatak andWestern classical sourcesin his concerts and in hisover 150 recordings andSeveral percussionistsand a morsing (mouthharp) player will accompanythe Subramaniams’melody.Father and son – L. andA. Subramaniam.At the other end of the spectrum of world music, the experimentalquartet Global Cities Ensemble performs at the Music Galleryon June 5. This recently formed Toronto quartet’s interculturalexperimental mission infuses hip-hop with West Asian & SouthEast Asian instruments and music, thereby exploring a new worldmusic language. Four respected musicians on the Toronto musicscene, each from a different musical background, comprise the GCEcollective. Members include the award-winning Toronto rapper andsongwriter Abdominal; the leading experimental turntablist andelectronics musician Professor Fingers; the Toronto virtuoso of thetar (long-necked Persian lute) Araz Salek, and yours truly on sulingkacapi (Sundanese zither). Withsuch a mix, expect an adventurous exploration of a new global soniclandscape.Luminato 2011 is billed as “Toronto’s 10 day festival of artsand creativity.” This year it boasts a veritable world music festivalfeaturing a large number of impressive world music acts at its newdowntown festival hub at David Pecaut Square, and elsewhere.Commissioned by Luminato, Sampradaya Dance Creationspremieres its production TAJ on Friday, June 10 at the HarbourfrontCentre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. Under the artistic direction of theaward-winning company choreographer and dancer Lata Pada,this 90-minute dance drama has a music score by Praveen Rao.Bollywood stars Kabir Bedi and Lisa Ray headline the productionthat chronicles the human drama behind the Taj Mahal, the Indianarchitectural wonder. This is among the most ambitious productionsof the Mississauga based Sampradaya Dance Creations which boastsa 20 year history marked with innovative dance creations, manyfeaturing music commissions as an essential performance element.The Luminato world music series launches at the David PecautSquare on the evening of June 11 with the Italian group Bandabardò.Formed in 1993, this Florentine folk revival band is renowned bothfor its live performances and for its popular albums. Bandabardòroots lends authority to his signature blend of rock with the folkmusic of Southern Italy. Toronto’s Dominic Mancuso, the winner ofthe 2010 Juno for World Music Album opens the evening. Mancusowho has been called the “premier Sicilian griot of these times” singssoul, and jazz.On Sunday June 12 at 2pm Homayun Sakhi, widely consideredat Luminato. The remarkable Alim Qasimov Ensemble fromAzerbaijan who follows Sakhi has been acclaimed by the Guardianas “one of the most thrilling, unashamedly emotional performerson the planet.” Alim Qasimov is the world’s leading exponent ofmugham, a sophisticated Azerbaijani performing art form combiningmusic with classical poetry. Musician friends who play Arabic andPersian music have already made plans to attend this extraordinarydouble bill concert.That same evening (June 12) the renowned Kronos Quartetheadlines an evening of string music – with an idiosyncraticworld music twist. The Grammy-winning American Kronos hasbeen active for decades developing a unique repertoire mixingclassical string quartet works and global musical languages in oneadventurous combination after another. The resulting thousandsof concerts and dozens of albums are an eloquent testament to theof the string quartet’s role in music today. Their guest is Toronto’sAnnex Quartet. They will jointly perform a typically eclectic allcontemporaryprogramme including Terry Riley’s Sunrise of thePlanetary Dream Collector, David Balakrishnan’s Skylife, FranghizAli-Zadeh’s Mugam Sayagi, and Osvaldo Golijov’s Se Me Hizo Facil.Toronto’s Sultans of String perform at Luminato with YemenBlues on June 14. The local group garnered a 2010 Juno nominationfor their infectious dance music mixing French Manouche GypsyJazz, Spanish Flamenco, Middle Eastern Folk, and throwing inhis original compositions. His nine-member group blends Yemenitesongs with blues, jazz, and funk in a dance friendly fusion ofcomplex grooves.June 16 brings an evening of contemporary bhangra to Luminato.Bhangra is the popular dance music genre originally from ruralPunjab. The Vancouver group Delhi 2 Dublin players, two bhangra percussionists and a female Bollywood-stylevocalist, presenting them in an exhilarating mash-up of Punjabibhangra, Celtic, dub reggae, and electronica. Bhangra superstarMalkit Singh and his band Golden Star follow. They have touredthe world and won international acclaim for such hits as “Jind Mahi”from the Bend It Like BeckhamContemporary Arabic music is showcased at Luminato with aspecial focus on artists from Egypt on June 18. Toronto’s MinorEmpire ensemble opens the afternoon with a mix of traditionalMiddle Eastern and Western music. The guitarist and composerOzan Boz leads Michael Occhipinti, Chris Gartner, Debashis Sinhaand other sought-after Canadian musicians. Headliner Natacha Atlasis one of the leading female voices in contemporary Arabic culture.This Anglo-Egyptian singer has collaborated with divas such asSarah Brightman and Sinead O’Connor in music that fuses electronicbeats with Arabic music. I saw Atlas perform years ago atHarbourfront and her powerful singing that afternoon still resonatesin some sonic recess of my mind. The Qanun (a zither-like instru-18 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

ment) master George Sawaand his ensemble continuesthe Arabic festival at 8:00pm.Sawa has spread his expertisefrom medieval to modernArabic music to several generationsof Toronto musiciansand has performed around theworld. The Egyptian singerHakim follows on stage.Called the “Lion of Egypt” byfans, Hakim is a star of thea popular urban music genrerooted in traditional Egyptianfolk music capturing “thetumultuous essence of life onthe street.”June 19 marks the closingday Luminato festivalconcert. At 2pm Toronto’sTasa performs originalcompositions as well as arrangementsof songs fromthe Indian diaspora. Foundedin 1999 by tabla player andcomposer Ravi Naimpally,Tasa is one of our town’sNatacha Atlas.leading world music ensembles, winning an Urban Music Awardfor Best World Music Album for their debut release “Bhakti.” TheIndo-British musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney is thefestival’s closing act. His critically acclaimed music combines AsianSawhney has just released the album “Last Days of Meaning,” anshared memory, empathy and ultimately hope.Saturday June 25 the group Wenge Musica Maison Mere directedby Werrason plays at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. At the beginningof the 1980s, the Congolese singer and musician Werrason wasan essential member of the innovative band “Wenge Musica 4X4Tout Terrain d’Intervention Rapide,” touring throughout Europe,Africa, and North America. Werrason’s 1999 album “Solola Bien”was accorded the Golden Record in France. The following year heperformed in Paris in front of 17,000 fans and in years since hasreleased a number of world music albums. Be prepared to dancedeep into the night: the show is advertised to last from 9pm to 2am.In closing, a word about music performances at the TorontoPublic Libraries. With 99 branches, the Toronto Public Library isthe world’s busiest urban public library system. 18 million visitorsborrow more than 32 million items each year. While the brancheshave long been information and education hubs for citizens ofall ages, recently it seems that performing arts events includingmusic have been rising to the top of the stacks. During the monthof May a spate of performances celebrated Asian Heritage Monthwith eight Asian Homelands Festival programs around town. OnJune 8 at 2:00pm at the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, TorontoReference Library, the Native Canadian Centre of Torontopresents Native Songs and Dance: The Importance of First NationsCulture, a programme of singing, dancing and drumming to befollowed by discussion. Free programs celebrating Portugueseand Newfoundland musical connections are scheduled at 2pm atthe Northern District Public Library at 40 Orchard View Blvd.On June 2 John Christopher and John Showman play Newfoundland,Latin and bluegrass music on guitar and violin. Mark and KenSparling perform on banjo and guitar on June 16. Finally, localPortuguese guitar masters Nuno Cristo and Alvaro Oyarce play themusic of their homeland on June 23.LUMINATOJUNE IS PRIVATE STUDIO MONTH!Staff recommendations forstudents & teachers on a budgetCheck out the Canadian-made La Patrie classical guitarselection! Solid top models starting at only $309.95Korg 88-key electric pianos starting at only $589.00For a limited time, get 30% of specially markedPrint Music and DVDsFull selection of “newer used” woodwinds &brass starting at only $199.00Student level Stentor Solid Top 4/4 Violins with deluxecase/bow starting at $209!416-593-8888415 Queen St. West Toronto, Ontarioeducational@stevesmusic.com www.stevesmusic.comCanada’s Premier Celebration of World CulturesJuly 7 - 10, 2011Victoria Park, London, Ontario, CanadaMusic, Dance, Food & Crafts from Around the WorldFREE ADMISSION!More than 275 Unique ExhibitorsRed Chamber Ensemble (Canada)Hypnotic Brass Band (USA)Etran Finatawa (Niger)Over 35 Top Professional World Music & Jazz Ensembleson 5 Stages including“The WestJet Jazz” & “Le village québécois” stages& NEW this year … SUNTRONICA ’11“A Showcase of Electronic Music & Dance”info@sunfest.on.ca 519-672-1522 www.sunfest.on.caTMAndrew Timar is a Toronto musician and music writer. Hecan be reached at worldmusic@thewholenote.com.June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 19

THE ALDEBURGH CONNECTIONArtistic Directors: Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukatapresents the fifth annualBayfield Festival of SongTown Hall, Bayfield, Ontario June 3 – 12, 2011Come to a beautiful village on Lake Huron for eight concerts ofclassical song with Colin Ainsworth, Lindsay Barrett, Peter Barrett,Lucia Cesaroni, Allyson McHardy and many othersTickets $15 to $35Call 416.735.7982 or 519.565.2435bayfield@aldeburghconnection.org www.aldeburghconnection.orgChoir As SocietyBEN STEINLast issue I explored some of the reasons that people join choirs,focusing on such things as improving musical skills and singinggreat choral works. For many, the community aspect of groupsinging is of equal importance to music. If one is looking for a pas-these needs.But one can also see choral singing as a metaphor for the kindof cooperation that is necessary to make the world function. Eachability. Some aspects of the group are more noticeable than others –altos tend to get buried in the mix – but each part is crucial to makingup the whole, and the good quality of the choir is dependent oneach section being able to make a healthy, secure and blended sound.Still, music making is not an inherently democratic activity.The choir-as-society metaphor becomes more problematic when itis applied to the conductor, whose role is most regularly that of abenevolent dictator. But the conductor’s rule often only applies to themusic making alone, while the larger power structure of the choirorganization usually resides in a volunteer board of directors.A dictatorial or abusive conductor may be tolerated for a time ifthey are getting an exceptional sound from the choir, but ultimatelychoral singers prefer to be treated well when making music, andknow that musical excellence and courtesy in rehearsal are notmutually exclusive.Any arts group has to negotiate the tension between focusingon the fun of the performance and maintaining a healthy cultureof regular rehearsal. This mirrors the societal tug-of-war betweenrewarding achievement (tax breaks, incentives, high salaries) andlooking after the mundane but necessary aspects of everyday life(roads, education, a social safety net).TICKETS ONSALE NOWJULY 8 - JULY 31, 2011World-class performers in intimate settingsElora Festival SingersKarina GauvinMichael Burgess & Rebecca Caine David Eggert519.846.0331 · 1.888.747.7550Chattanooga Boys Choir.Many choirs use music to fundraise and to champion causes. Twofundraising concerts of interest take place this month. On June 11,the Chattanooga Boys Choir sings works by Purcell, Schubert,Bach and Rutter to raise funds to help with the maintenance of theCasavant organ at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. On June16, the Coro San Marco – a local choir that specializes in Italianrepertoire – is performing a concert of opera arias and choruses, insupport of Japanese earthquake relief.Composers themselves can also directly address social concernsthrough their compositions. Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia/Earth Massappeared in 1982. It uses the Mass text only as a jumping off pointfor settings of other lyrics including poetry and hymns that take thehealth of the earth as their focus.The Karen Schuessler Singers were founded in 1993, and theywork out of London. They have a strong reputation for craftinginventive seasons and commissioning new works. They have madetheir own performance tradition of the Missa Gaia, and have beenCINDY COULTER20 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

How Size CountsJIM GALLOWAYKaren Schuessler Singers.performing it since 1994. This year’s performance, on June 4, willinclude displays by Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and EducationCentre. Salthaven’s focus is on the rescue and rehabilitation of sick,displaced, injured and orphaned wildlife. They also do local educationand outreach to raise environmental awareness.Mozart’s Mass settings have become compositions for the ages,but at the time of their writing Mozart was as mired in politics asany working artisan. He wrote the majority of his mass settings inSalzburg, under the patronage of Archbishop Colloredo. Mozart washeld to strict structural controls regarding both the style of musicand length of composition that he was expected to produce. Hedisliked the autocratic style of the Archbishop, and wrote scathinglycontemptuous letters to his father about the musicians for whom hewas forced to write. For all that they were composed under arduousconditions, his Salzburg masses remain consistently popular. Theyare never less than professional, and all of them have moments ofboth inventiveness and insight. The Voices Choir performs Mozart’s1779 “Coronation” Mass on June 25.Politics is inherent in the traditional British Proms concert, inwhich ethnic pride is celebrated and satirized at the same time. Noconductor does this better than Bramwell Tovey, who leads theTSO’s “Last Night of the Proms” with the Toronto MendelssohnChoir, on June 21 and 22.Some other events of interest during the summer months:The excellent choir of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene has aFriday concert series on June 3, 10 and 17, featuring Mass settingsby Victoria, Guerrero and Palestrina.Further into the summer, the Elora Festival Singers performseveral choral concerts each week of the the Elora Festival. Ofparticular interest is the July 21 performance of famed composerArvo Pärt’s Passio, an intense setting of the Passion story. I can’tremember the last time (if ever) that this piece was performed in thisarea – this is a good opportunity to hear it live.Finally, Choirs Ontario is a valuable resource that is perhapsless known to choral audiences than it is to choral organizations.It both fosters and coordinates choral opportunities for youngsingers, and is an important resource for the province’s choirs. Theorganization’s website (www.choirsontario.org) is worth checkingout for a number of workshops and choral camps taking placebetween June and August.Ben Stein is a Toronto tenor and theorbist. He can becontacted at choralscene@thewholenote.com.PETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.comJazz Festival season is well underway and it doesn’t get any eas-the question as to what constitutes jazz. The parameters havechanged drastically and the word jazz has been embraced by everythingfrom airlines to deodorants. But for the sake of this discussionlet’s use the term classic jazz which will range from Buddy Boldenand King Oliver to Miles Davis and John Coltrane. And if you questionsuch diversity of styles, bear in mind that this year’s JUNO forbest traditional jazz went to John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra.But classic jazz and major concert halls?Yes, you can successfully present the Dave Brubeck Quartet,Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Orchestra and All-Starpackages like Return To Forever, but more and more festivals haveto turn to performers with only a passing acquaintance with jazz.This year, Tom Jones headlined at the New Orleans Jazz & HeritageFestival and one of the headliners at the Vienna Jazz festival is –wait for it – Liza Minnelli! With all due respect, she has as much todo with jazz as I do with ballet dancing.I remember a disastrous attempt in 1991 by Kiri Te Kanawa tomake a jazz album with Andre Previn on piano, Mundell Lowe onguitar and Ray Brown on bass. It’s just not that simple. You can’tjust decide to be a jazz performer overnight.In Toronto, one of the major attractions is Jessye Norman andI’m sure she will be more successful than Kiri Te Kanawa, but itjazz festival.Canada’s Bechstein Selection CentreYoung Chang Piano GalleryWorld Class Repairsto all musical instruments10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill(east side of Leslie St., just north of Major Mackenzie Dr.)905.770.52221.800.463.3000cosmomusic.caJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 21

But it will sell tickets.There was the occasion when LouisArmstrong and Lotte Lenya wererecording “Mack The Knife.” Betweentakes tape was running. I have a copyon cassette of Armstrong trying tohelp Ms. Lenya syncopate the phrase,“Mack The Knife,” and try as she might,she just could not get it right. The jazzinterpretation of those three little wordswhich came so naturally to LouisArmstrong, one of the great jazz singers,was completely foreign to Lotte.More successful were the collaborationsbetween Stephane Grappelli andYehudi Menuhin, but there is littledoubt as to which of them is the jazzer.More and more, the real jazzcontent of festivals is to be found insmaller venues. Maybe that’s how itshould be and has to be. The intimacyof a smaller venue lends itself to thespirit of the music and when jazzmoved into large concert halls it lost something. I am not trying totake away from the success of presenting jazz in a more formal set-in making their music successful in the concert hall environment, St. Philip’s Anglican ChurchA casual, relaxing hour of prayer + great musicwith the city’s finest musiciansSunday, June 5, 4:00 pmCountry Vesperswith Infinitely MoreAllison Lynn + Gerald Flemming St. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon)416-247-5181 www.stphilips.netYehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli.345 SoraurenAvenue[Dundas/Roncesvalles]Mark Kieswetter,Vanessa Lee, MiguelAngel Villanueva,David Occipinti,Mike Murley,Bill Gilliam, CharlieRingas, Robi Botosfor monthlyperformances &exhibitions416.822.9781for reservationsModern, Classical,Jazz, Folk, Worldmade some wonderful music, buthearing Milt Jackson in a club settingwas a far more satisfying jazz experiencethan listening to him within theWhich takes me back to the observationthat bigger is not necessarily betterwhen it comes to enjoying jazz. In fact,style of playing, Jackson left in 1974,causing the group to disband, althoughthey re-formed in 1981.It’s that time of year when I oftenbeen lost or missing, you understand.As I write this I am in Vienna enjoyingone of the few remaining jazz clubsthat operates on a six nights a weekpolicy. Jazzland is the name of thisfriendly cellar club and next year itwill celebrate 40 years of presentingjazz. It is unpretentious, but has ahistory going back 500 years whenit was an escape route in times of siege. The walls are lined withphotographs of famous jazz musicians who have played in the club.Long time readers of the column might remember earlier referencesto this jazz oasis, but it bears repeating that Axel and Tilly Melhardt,owners of the club, must be theBy the time you read this, my13 weeks of being on Jazz.FM91,Sundays from 4pm to 5pmwill have begun. I hope youwill give it a whirl and thoseof you who know me won’t besurprised to hear that each weekI will feature a recording whichdemonstrates humour in jazz,such as Lester Young singing “ItTakes Two To Tango,” and BillHarris and Ben Webster askingfor “Just One More Chance.”Happy listening.Jim Galloway is a saxophonist,band leader and former artisticdirector of Toronto DowntownJazz. He can be contacted atjazznotes@thewholenote.com.ALLAN WARREN 22 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Brassy SmorgasbordJACK MACQUARRIEOOPS! It’s red face time again. I’m guilty of a silly error. Manyyears ago I taught writing courses at a local institution ofhigher learning. It was my standard practice to emphasizecertain basics such as “get your facts correct.” Last month I brokeone of my own cardinal rules. I failed to check one very simplefact. I have known Eddie Graf for years. I spoke to him, his wifeand son, before writing abouthis birthday celebration, but hadnever asked the question, “Whatdid the short form ‘Eddie’ standfor?” It could have been Edward,Edgar, Edgwick, Edsel or evenEdwin. I guessed wrong. Hisname is Edwin not Edward. Myapologies, Eddie.Now for a look at thesmorgasbord of communitymusical happenings whichhave been unfolding and arescheduled for the coming weeks.Let’s start with a bit moreabout Stephen Chenette. Inlast month’s issue I mentionedthat Chenette had announced aspecial award for Eddie Graf and I alluded to some honours whichChenette himself had received in recent years. Most recently, hewas the recipient of the Canadian Band Association’s 2010 NationalBand Award. This award is presented to a CBA Member who hasmade an outstanding contribution to banding across Canada. Aftertrumpet studies with the likes of Arnold Jacobs, Rafael Mendezand others, and conducting studies with several top conductors,Chenette served as principal trumpet with the Denver SymphonyOrhestra, the Boston Pops, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. PaulChamber Orchestra. He was a charter member of the InternationalTrumpet Guild when it was established in the 1970s and receivedthat organization’s Award of Merit in 2008. Now Professor Emeritus,Chenette recently retired from active teaching in the Faculty ofMusic at the University of Toronto where he was Head of Brass,taught trumpet, orchestral repertoire for winds, brass chambermusic and conducted the Concert Band, the Wind Symphony, andthe Brass Choir. He has also recently retired after many yearsas Director of Music of the Northdale Concert Band in Toronto.However, he is still keeping his musical skills sharp by activeparticipation in the trumpet sections of the Northdale Concert Bandand the Etobicoke Community Concert Band.Enough about our veterans of music for a while. It’s time toturn our attention to some highlights from younger members of ourmusical community. During the Hannaford Street Silver Band’sannual Festival of Brass weekend, in mid-April, I had the pleasureYouth Band’s Rising Stars competition. No fewer than 13 membersof the Youth Band entered the competition and performed their soloswith piano accompaniment in a recital format in January. Out of thatand Norman Engel. The Youth Band then learned the brass bandApril 15, at the Festival of Brass Friday night Youth Concert. movement of Gordon Langford’s Sonata, Serenade and Scherzo forperformance in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.years ago on baritone. He is also a talented pianist and plays at theARCT level. In addition to performing from memory, what makeshis accomplishment more amazing is that he missed the dressrehearsal because he had to write two exams at UofT.Second place in the competition went to Matthew Ross whoperformed by HerbertL. Clarke. Ross is a native of Bermuda and is in second yearperformance at UofT, studying with Anita McAlister. He also hadexams to write at UofT on the day of the competition. This is Ross’ssecond year with the Hannaford Youth Band. Last year he playedThird place honours went to Rachel O’Connor on sopranocornet who performed Concertino by Ernst Sasche. Now in hersecond year of performance at UofT, O’Connor has played sopranocornet with the HannafordYouth Band for the last twoseasons. Before comingto UofT, she attended theEtobicoke School for the Arts.Plachta was awarded $500and a trophy that he willkeep. His name will also beengraved on the Rising Starsplaque donated by St. John’sMusic. He also performedhis solo with the HSSB onSunday, April 17, and receiveda recording of his performance.Ross received $300 andO’Connor $200. Both Rossand O’Connor performed oninstruments that have beendonated to the Youth Program by the family of the late Fred Mills.Hannaford Rising Stars winners: left to right – juror Curtis Metcalf,Jacob Plachta, juror Norman Engel, Rachel O’Connor, Matthew Ross. artist tuba virtuoso Patrick Sheridan. For his part of the program,METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH PRESENTSGeneral admission $ 25Students and seniors $ 20Children 12 and under $ 10Advance family pass $ 60for two adults and up tothree children, 18 and under(in advance only)416-363-0331 Ext. 51www.metunited.orgFRI JUNE 3 7:30 PMSAT JUNE 4 7:30 PMSUN JUNE 5 2:00 PMJOSEPHNARRATORPHARAOHDIRECTORMUSICAL DIRECTORCharles DavidsonKirsten FieldingMalcolm SinclairMarkus HowardBenjamin SteinA musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music)& Tim Rice (Lyrics)Metropolitan United Church56 Queen St. EastToronto, ONPAUL O’CONNORJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 23

Sheridan stunned all in the audience, not just with his mastery of theinstrument, but with a range of tonal colours and rapid execution mostof us had never before heard coming from a tuba. During a brief postconcertconversation, I learned from Patrick about a new programanother great of the tuba world. It’s called The Breathing Gym. It’sa course of breathing exercises for band, chorus, and orchestralwinds. I hope to have more information about the 2009 EMMY awardwinning DVD version of this program for a future issue.Two awards in the community ensemble domain have recentlycome to our attention. The most recent saw the Newmarket Citizens’Band awarded a Platinum rating at the annual Music Alive festival.Rather than being a competitive type festival, this is a festivalwhere a group’s performance is rated against a set of standards ofperformance. The other award was not for a band or orchestra, butfor a radio documentary about Resa’s Pieces, a community band forbeginners and those rediscovering their instruments. CBC Radio’sThe Sunday Edition received a 2011 Gabriel Award for Watch MyStick, PLEASE! Here is what the award stands for: “The singleupholds universally-recognized human values such as community,creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence.”Congratulations to Alisa Segal and Karen Levine. Look for itat www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/2010/06/watch-my-stickplease.html.Over the past few months I have mentioned the formation of thewhen a small group met and were introduced, by Dan Kapp, tothe family of instruments used in a concert band. Comments suchas “how do I hold it,” were prevalent. A week later, on a weekdayinformed that the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio had been booked forISABEL BAYRAKDARIANSUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE OPERASunday, July 24th at 2:00 pmInternationally renowned soprano, andfour-time Juno Award winner IsabelBayrakdarian, appears in concert with lifeand musical partner, Serouj Kradjian.SOLD OUT! Meadow Passesavailable, weather permitting.weeks, word had spread and there was pressure from people stillholding down day jobs for a new band with evening rehearsals.Responding to that pressure, a second band took shape in Januarywith evening rehearsals. By now, the combined bands, rehearsingsome identical repertoire and some different, numbered 49 members.With a concert looming on the horizon, the program was takingshape. However nobody had selected trombone as their new musicalcompanion. Guess what? Yours truly and a fellow ringer wererecruited for that performance.The rest is history. I had expected a small token audience offamily and friends. Instead, the hall was almost full with an enthusiasticaudience. The concert went off without a hitch and the lobbywas crammed full at the reception after. Congratulations to DanKapp and all members of the group who had the will to believe thatthey could pull it off. A great beginning. Now, stand by for anotherstartup group: Resa’s Pieces Strings will present their Debut GalaPerformance on June 5. See the listings for details.DEFINITION DEPARTMENTThis month’s lesser known musical term is: Gregorian champ:The title bestowed on the monk who can hold a note the longest.We invite submissions from readers.COMING EVENT QUICK PICKS (See the Concert Listings for details) Debut Gala Performance.Ric Giorgi, music director. Richmond Hill Centre for thePerforming Arts. Broken Mirror Concert. Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Bernstein. Keith Reid,conductor. Lawrence Park Community Church. Twelfth GalaPerformance. Resa Kochberg, music director. Richmond HillCentre for the Performing Arts. Scottish Splendour.Barrie Hodgins, music director. Featuring the sounds of brass withpipes and drums. Memorial Park (corner of John St. andSimcoe St.), Oshawa. In Concert. Rotary Park,Queen St., Bowmanville. Borrowed Treasures.Wind Ensemble concert featuring 2010/2011 artist-in-residence Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Richmond Hill. Mozart’sCoronation Mass Glenn Gould Studio. A Canadian Salute.Barrie Hodgins, music director. Concert in honour of Canada Day.Memorial Park (corner of John St. and Simcoe St.), Oshawa.Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments andhas performed in many community ensembles. He canbe contacted at bandstand@thewholenote.com.LISZT AT 200July 7th to 10thCelebrate Liszt’s 200th birthday with four days of music featuringsoprano Donna Bennett, pianists Brian Finley, Philip Thomson,William Aide, André Laplante, and The Adorno Quartet.OUT OF THIS WORLD! THE SWINGLE SINGERSThursday, August 4th at 2:00pmAn unforgettable afternoon with the multi-Grammy Award winningensemble of a capella singers from London, England, performingtheir arrangements of classical, jazz and popular music.EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES, EXTRAORDINARY SETTING1-705-653-5508SUMMER 2011July 31-August 7 &August 7-August 14music camp for adults and familiesmake music your destinationwww.lakefieldmusic.ca24 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Capital One BlackCreek Summer FestivalMaking Sound SenseFRANK LOCKWOODThe Capital One BlackCreek Summer Music Festival is presentinga fantastic and diverse series of concerts, featuring stars fromthe worlds of classical music and opera, jazz, Broadway, gospel,country and mainstream pop. All concerts will be presented at theRexall Centre at 1 Shoreham Driveon the York University Campus.Given that this facility was designedprimarily for staging major tenniscompetitions, it’s not unreasonableto wonder just what the sound qualitywill be like for the average concertgoer. It was with these questionsin mind that I met with JohnSwallow, of Swallow AcousticConsultants Ltd. (www.swallowacoustic.ca),and Jamie Howieson,Production and TechnicalManager of the Rexall Centre.John was quick to point out that the round, bowl shape of thevenue, as well as its size, is very similar to the classical amphitheatresof Greek and Roman times – some of which are still usedtoday for concerts with great success. The lack of a roof eliminatesabove which arrives after the direct sound from the stage, degradingthe clarity and muddying the sound.The process of optimizing the concert sound began with a simpletest of a sound system set up by Jamie in the basic, untreated arena.Encouraged by what was heard, John went on to perform a fullsound which could be heard as an interfering echo by someonesitting in the house, easily managed with sound absorbing materialsso that the only sound perceived by an audience member will be thestep was to design the sound system to provide even coverage forevery seat in the house.The stage will be housed in a massive structure located at oneend of the playing surface, with its front edge located roughly atthe service line of the tennis court. Since the venue was designedto provide uninterrupted sight lines from all seats to the entireplaying surface, it follows that every audience member will havean unobstructed view of the performers. Those sitting closest to thestage will be hearing the direct sound from the performers primarily.At greater distances, the sound reinforcement system will come intoplay so that every seat in the house will experience a comparablevolume level so that everyone, wherever they are sitting, will hearclear, evenly balanced sound, that is not unreasonably loud.The majority of seats are within45 metres (150 feet) of the front ofthe stage and the distance to thefurthest seat in the top bleachers,is 68 metres (223 feet). Thesedimensions are comparable withthe typical “performer to audience”distances found in a Broadwaytheatre, so the concert experienceis going to be very intimate. Johngoes on to say, “The idea ofintimacy and thousands of peoplewould seem to be at odds with oneanother … [however] it’s much moreintimate than anyone would imagine and that’s because that tenniscourt surface is actually very small.” This is in a venue that can seatupwards of 12,000 people.Jamie sums it up: “The combination of a sound design that’sdesigned for the venue, that isn’t going in and out every day (likethat with an acoustic design that is tailored for the venue – it’s going togive our listeners a seamless event. Close your eyes, no sound system.”“I’m excited. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I thinkJohn and I have come up with a great solution … With a combinationthat this is going to be a great experience for people.”The opening concert of the BlackCreek Summer Music Festivalwill feature Plácido Domingo with special guest soprano, SondraRadvanovsky, Saturday, June 4 at 8:00pm.Information about other concerts in the series can befound in the pages of The WholeNote magazine as well as online atwww.blackcreekfestival.com.Artist’s rendering of stage and array;inset: Jamie Howieson and John Swallow.Frank Lockwood is an audio recording engineer and producer,specializing in classical and acoustic music for over twenty years.In the 90s, he wrote a series of articles for The WholeNotedetailing the acoustics of various concert venues throughoutthe Toronto area. More information can be foundonline at www.LockwoodARS.com.June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 25

R E M E M B E R I N G …Harry SomersDAVID JAEGERHarry Somers was a man who wasalways noticed. He had a presenceroom he entered, large or small. Hehad an enormous intellect and potentcreativity, and a physical frame and abig, resonant voice to match. And hiscomposer’s voice was and continues tobe more than noticeable: it knocks youover with the force and beauty of itssound and its message. He died in 1999,but like all great composers, Harryremains with us, living in his music.The release of a Centrediscs DVDof the historic CBC Television production of Harry Somers, MavorMoore and Jean Languirand’s opera Louis Riel, together withanother CD volume of Somers’ orchestral works, gives us an occasionto look back and to remember Harry Somers. It more or lesscompletes, at least for now, the Canadian Music Centre’s Window onSomers project. There has never been a project on this scale to docu-Harry was, for me, both a colleague and a friend. He was a respectedcomposer, a creative powerhouse who could astound us withhis bold new ideas and the brilliant scores that embodied them. Andhe was also a fellow musician who would easily and happily lend anear to whatever topic we might wish to chat about. Harry loved big,ambitious projects and he also liked to have fun. It’s been 12 yearssince he died, and I still miss him.His voice was as strong as it was diverse and multi-faceted. Overthe span of his more than 100 works there are monumental creations,such as the operas Louis Riel and Mario and the Magician, and thereare miniatures and other small-scale pieces like the choral worksGloria and The Wonder Song. There are chamber works such ascompositions such as Images of Canada and Absract for Television.Churachurumfor voices, instruments and electronics, and Zen, Yeats andEmily Dickinson for actors, singers and instruments. His is a compositionalvoice that has such range that it can at various times expressitself via romantic, neo-baroque,indeterminate, interactive, graphic,polyspatial, polytemporal and otheradvanced means. In all cases, though,it remains distinctly and characteristicallyHarry’s voice. That unique, noble,glorious, sacred and profane voice thatwas and is Harry Somers’.Over the course of the last 12 yearsHarry’s widow Barbara Chilcott andhis friend Robert Cram have, withthe help of many supporters, spunout a long series of recordings andother projects known as A Windowon Somers. Iwaslucky enough to have been the person selected toproduce the CDs. There are 12 volumes of CDs on the Centrediscslabel, plus a few extra discs originally released as CBC Records butnow distributed by the Canadian Music Centre. These recordingscollect together a majority, although not yet all of Harry’s musicaloutput. The performances are by musicians whom Harry knew andwith whom he chose to work while he was alive. The underlyingartistic policy embraced by Barbara and Robert throughout theproject was, “just work with the best possible talent – the results willspeak for themselves.”The performances and recordings are made with great skill andsuperb musicianship, coupled with the affection these artists sharedwith Harry. The artistic achievement of A Window on Somers is one tobe proud of. And it gives us all that unique possession: Harry’s music.Of course, we would have traded all of this just to have Harryback. His passing at 73 years was, needless to say, premature. Hestill had so much to say. I bloody well do still miss him. But he gaveus a pretty great ride, and inestimable musical riches, along theway. This moment in Canadian musical history is something of amilestone. And we all thank Harry for that.INDEX OF ADVERTISERSDavid Jaeger is a broadcaster, composer, senior music producerat CBC Radio 2 and friend of the late Harry Somers.ALLEN PHOTOSAgainst the Grain 32Alexander Kats 44Amoroso 52ATMA 5Bayfield Festival of Song 20Bloor Cinema 48Blue Bridge Festival 27Brott Music Festival 14Bryson Winchester 45Canadian Opera Company G12Capital One BlackCreek SummerMusic Festival 3Chattanooga Boys Choir 34Christ Church Deer ParkJazz Vespers 22Church of St Mary Magdalene 32City of Toronto HistoricMuseums 17Classical 96.3fm 57Cosmo Music 21Culture Days 46Denise Williams 45East York Choir 33Elora Festival 20Esprit Orchestra 13Festival of the Sound 29Gallery 345 22George Heinl 16HATCH 46Hear Toronto 48Heliconian Hall 46John Ringereide 38Kindred Spirits Orchestra 36Lake Field Music Camp 43Leon Belov 45Liz Parker 44LIZPR 43Lockwood ARS 45Long & McQuade 18Metropolitan United Church 23Mississauga Symphony 11Music at Sharon 17Music Gallery 16Music Mondays 7Music Toronto 9New Music Concerts 35, 43No Strings Theatre 43Norm Pulker 45Oakville Children’s Choir 44Orpheus Choir 43Ottawa International ChamberMusic Festival 2Pandora’s Box 35Pasquale Bros 42Pattie Kelly 45Peter Mahon 21Philharmonic Music LTD 43Silverthorn Symphonic Winds 36Sinfonia Toronto 17St. Olave’s Church 35St. Philip’s Anglican ChurchJazz Vespers 22Steve’s Music Store 19Stratford Summer Music 60Studio 92 45Sue Crowe Connolly 45SunFest 19Sunrise Records 51Tafelmusik 4Tapestry New Opera 15The Singing Voice Studio 44The Sound Post 22Toronto Choral Artists 34Toronto Jazz Festival 12, 25, 31,32, 49Toronto Opera Repertoire 44Toronto Summer Music 10Toronto Symphony Orchestra 59Tryptych Concert and Opera 33Victoria Scholars 33Westben 24Yamaha Music School 4526 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

The WholeNote ListingsThe WholeNoteA.SUMMER FESTIVALS is organized alphabeticallyby festival name, including festivals inthe Greater Toronto Area and far beyond:Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes, the Prairies, WesternCanada, Nunavut and a few in the United States.B.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) Halton, Peel, York and Durham C.BEYOND THE GTAD.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)E.THE ETCETERASA GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION HOW TO LIST Listings in The WholeNotea free serviceNEXT, DOUBLE ISSUE ALERT! 6pm Wednesday June 15.LISTINGS LISTINGS ZONE MAP www.thewholenote.com.2011 SUMMER FESTIVALSThe following summer festivalshave events from June 1 –July 7. For detailed listings afterJuly 7, see our July–Augustmagazine.Abbey, TheNorth Lancaster, ONJune 5 – October 2613-347-1602www.theabbey.caAlianait Arts FestivalIqaluit, NUJune 30 – July 3867-979-6468www.alianait.caBaie des ChaleursInternational Chamber Music FestivalDalhousie, NBJuly 7 – July 10506-684-5825www.fmcbc.nb.caBanff Summer Arts FestivalBanff, ABMay 24 – September 17403-762-6100 or 1-800-413-8368www.banffcentre.caJune 3 – June 12416-735-7982 or 519-565-2435All concerts held at Town Hall, on the south sideJune 3 8:00: Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Stephen Ralls, piano.$35.June 4 11:00am: Coffee Concert: An EnglishRebecca Collett, soprano; Julia Barber,mezzo; Graham Thomson, tenor; StephenJune 4 8:00: -Cesaroni, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Ste-A. Summer FestivalsJune 5 2:30: Embraceable You! Gershwin. Rebecca Collett, soprano; Julia Barber,mezzo; Graham Thomson, tenor; Geoffrey-June 9 4:00: Singers’ Masterclass with Cather-$15.June 10 8:00: -piano. $35.June 11 11:00am: Coffee Concert: Schubert inRebeccaCollett, soprano; Julia Barber, mezzo; GrahamThomson, tenor; Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Ste-June 11 8:00: Glamorous Night: songs of Ivorrano;Peter Barrett, baritone; Stephen RallsJune 12 2:30: See June 5.June 3 – June 5905-775-7149 or 289-470-1099ECM – Elman Campbell Museum, 134 Maintre,SuttonVG – Varley Gallery, 216 Main Street,June 3 7:30: --June 4 noon: Classical,-BLUE BRIDGEFESTIVALA River of Music, Poetry & Song in York RegionSutton Newmarket UnionvilleFriday, Saturday & Sunday 3, 4, 5 June 2011www.bluebridgefestival.com (289) 470–1099Presented by the Ardeleana Chamber Music SocietyA Registered Canadian Charity since 1988artistic director/brenda mullerJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 27

--June 4 12:30 and 2:30: Children’s StoryOpera: Jonathon’s Storm. By B. Muller. TUC.June 4 1:00: June 4 8:00: --June 5 11:00: Donations welcome.June 5 11:00: VG. Donationswelcome.June 5 11:30-3:00: McKay House and on theGuitar Association; Sospiri Trio; Toronto Chi-June 5 12:30: Children’s Story Opera: Jonathon’sStorm. By B. Muller. VG. Donationswelcome.June 5 1:30: VG.Donations welcome.June 5 2:10: Poets and Blue Bridge YouthVG. Donations welcome.June 5 3:00: Children’s Story Opera: Jonathon’sStorm. By B. Muller. VG. Donationswelcome.Blues ThursdaysBrott Music Festival1-888-475-9377 or 905-525-7664www.brottmusic.comStreet East, AncasterJune 11 7:30: -$27(sr); $10(st).June 18 7:30: R.-June 25 7:30: -A. Summer Festivals-June 30 7:30: Cop-Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op. 73. Valerie$10(st).July 7 7:30: Selections fromtone.MoCo. $34; $29(sr); $10(st).Canadian Int’l Military TattooJune 25 – June 26905-523-1753Capital One BlackCreekSummer Music FestivalToronto, ON1-888-860-7888All concerts held at the Rexall Centre, York Uni-June 4 8:00: Plácido Domingo, tenor, SondraRadvanovsky, soprano, and the BlackCreek Fes-$70–$280.June 25 8:00: James Taylor and his Legendary$56.50–$147.June 28 8:00: Lionel Richie and guest Michael$56.50–$141.25.June 29 8:00: Music Inspired by Shake--- $45.25–$124.50.July 2 8:00: Tony Bennett and Diana Krall with$56.50–$141.25.Chautauqua Music Festival716-357-6233Cisco Ottawa BluesfestOttawa, ONJuly 5 – July 17613-247-1188 or 1-866-258-3748www.ottawabluesfest.caCooperstown Summer Music Festival1-877-666-7421Corso Italia FestivalToronto, ONJuly 2 – July 3416-698-2152June 7 – June 13780-485-5955Edmonton International Jazz FestivalJune 24 – July 3780-990-0222Festival AlexandriaJune 19 – July 17All concerts held at the festival barn, 3689June 19: 3:00: Festival Alexandria SeasonLaunch. June 25 3:00: June 26 3:00: Richard Roberts, violin; CharlesMeinen, viola; Gary Russell, cello; Lauretta Alt-Chausson: Piano quartet in A Op.30.July 2 3:00: July 3 3:00: Theodore Baskin, oboe; KarenFestival D’éte de QuébecQuébec, PQJuly 7 – July 171-888-992-5200Festival Int’l de Jazz de MontréalMontreal, PQJune 24 – July 4514 523-3378FrancoFolies de MontréalMontreal, PQJune 9 – June 18514-876-8989www.francofolies.comSechelt, BCJune 10 – June 12604-740-5825607-547-2255July 3 – September 1705-457-9933All performances are held at Northern Lights-July 3 2:30: Anne of Green GablesAlso July 4 – 8; July 10(mat); July 12 – 15.July 4 8:00: July 5 8:00: July 6 8:00: July 7 8:00: Huntsville Festival of the Arts1-866-663-2787 or 705-788-2787All concerts held at Algonquin Theatre, 37 MainJune 30 8:00: Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood$20-$35.July 2 8:00: July 7 8:00: $20-$42.Indian River FestivalJune 12 – September 181-866-856-3733June 12 2:30: June 26 2:30: $15.June 3 7:30: Carmina Burana Choral Spectacu-$27-$29.Brampton, ON905-874-2936Irish Choral Society of CanadaTour of the IslesJune 25416-759-2124www.irishchoralsociety.comJune 25 12:00 noon: Saint-Irénée, PQMay 26 – September 3418-452-3535Leith Summer FestivalLeith, ON519-371-5308 or 519-376-1924July 2 7:30: $25; $15(st withID).Little Lake Musicfest705-755-1111LuminatoToronto, ONJune 10 – June 19416-368-3100-Bloor Street WestJMT – Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence28 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

June 10 8:00: Kronos Quartet with Alim Qasi-June 10 8:00: National Bank First Night: Cele-Beast, JoelJune 10 8:00: Sampradaya Dance Creations:--June 11, 12.June 11 2:00: They Might Be Giants FamilyJune 11 2:00 and 8:00: Sampradaya DanceSee June 10.June 11 8:00: -Dominic Man- June 11 8:00: Kronos Quartet with HomayunJune 12 2:00: Homayun Sakhi, rubab, andMusic of Central Asia.June 12 2:00: Sampradaya Dance Creations:See June 10.June 12 8:00: Annex Quartet and Kronos Quar-June 13 8:00: V.J. John-June 14 8:00: Sultans of String and YemenJune 15 7:30: The Great Canadian Songbook:-$26.50-$91.50.June 15 8:00: Perform-June 15 8:00: JMT. $51.50-$91.50.June 16 8:00: June 17 8:00: Con-June 18 2:00: Minor Empire and NatachaJune 18 8:00: George Sawa, qanun, and Ha-June 18 10:30: TSO Goes Late Night – MahlerToronto Symphony Orchestra performs Mah-June 19 2:00: -June 17 – June 18All concerts held at the Street Festival on Mark-6:00: Toz, guitar and vocals.6:30: 7:00: 8:00: Ron Nater Band.6:00: Biljana Dance Group.6:30: .7:00: 7:30: 8:00: Cobra Kings.6:15: Triple Play, band.7:00: 7:30: 8:00:10:00: 11:00: 12:00: 12:30: 1:30: 3:00: 10:00: 11:30: 1:00: 2:00: 4:30: 10:00: 11:00: 12:30: Opening Ceremonies with Mayor and1:00: 3:00: Medicine Hat JazzFestJune 20 – June 26403-529-4857Midland’s Summer Serenade705-528-0521July 7 8:00: Anagnoson & Kinton piano duo.Montreal Baroque FestivalJune 22 – June 26514-845-7171 or 1-866-845-7171www.montrealbaroque.comCÀP – Café À Propos, 300 Notre Dame StreetEast.cours,400 St.-Paul Street East.CSCNDB – Chapelle Sacré-Cœur, Notre-DameBasilica, 426 St.-Sulpice Street.Street West.secours,323 De la Commune Street East.June 22 8:00: The Adulturous King: Music fromJune 23 7:00: Deadly Sins: Le Ballet de l’Impa--June 23 9:00: Love’s Lust: Works by Rosen-June 24 10:00am: Furious Forqueray: MusicalCÀP. $10-$20.June 24 2:00: Excerpts from Carmina Burana, Llibre VermellBrussels Chamber Orchestra Gryphon TrioAlexander Seredenko Cecilia String QuartetDave Young Quartetto Gelato Gene DiNoviValerie Tryon Moshe Hammer Michel StraussChristian Sharpe Marc Johnson Christophe WeidmannMacha Belooussova André Laplante Gil SharonMark DuBois Leslie Fagan Voice Afire Pocket OperaGuy Few Russell Braun Sharon Coste-PorasJean Stilwell Carolyn Maule James CampbellSwingle Singers Quatuor Artur-LeblancToronto Masque Theatre Afiara String QuartetToronto Mendelssohn Choir Yehonatan BerickToronto All-Star Big Band Hannaford Street SilverBand Elmer Iseler Singers Festival WindsRobi Botos Climax Jazz Band Joel QuarringtonMark Fewer Terry Clarke Angela ChengReg Schwager Kevin Turcotte Chris BezantChris Kettlewell Roberto Rosenman Graham CampbellAnagnoson & Kinton Carol McCartneyJames Mason Duo Concertante Louis TrépanierEvelyn Hart Penderecki String QuartetBeverley Johnston Neil Spaulding Julie BaumgartelKeith Horner Suzanne Shulman Winston ChoiRyan Harper Brian James Emma Carina MeinrenkenAlvin Chow New Zealand String QuartetJeffrey Stokes Ken MacDonald Andrea HansenLafayette String Quartet Adam GyörgyAndrea Ludwig William McArton David BourqueJames McKay Colin Fox Bruce Kelly Rachel MercerCanada’s premier summer classical musicevent at the Charles W. Stockey Centrefor the Performing Arts in Parry Sound— on beautiful Georgian Bay.July 15 – August 7, 2011Call or visit the Festival of the SoundBox Office for tickets and information42 James Street, Parry Sound705.746.2410 or 1.866.364.0061Or visit our new websitefor online ticket saleswww.festivalofthesound.caJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 29

-June 24 4:00: -CSCBND. $10-$20.June 24 7:00: Pride & Prejudice: New BradenburgConcertos! June 24 9:00: -June 25 10:00am: Flûte de Flûte Victor!: Musi-Suzanne DeSerres,June 25 2:00: $10-$20.June 25 4:00: Trabaci :June 25 7:00: Gala des Gloutons: Arion’s Anni-June 25 9:00: June 26 7:00am: June 26 4:00: June 26 7:00: Deadly Sin: M is for … RepercussionTheatre. New musical theatre pieceMuhtadiToronto, ONJune 4 – June 5416-504-DRUM (3786)Music at SharonSharon, ONMay 29 – June 26416-872-4255www.sharontemple.ca-June 5 2:00: Daniel Taylor, countertenor anddirectoratreof Early Music. $40; $25(st).June 12 2:00: Bach: Partita-Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.3. $40; $25(st).June 19 2:00: $40; $25(st).June 26 2:00: Toronto Consort: Shakespeare’s-$25(st).Music in the OrchardToronto, ONJune 5 – June 19A. Summer Festivals416-392-6910June 5 1:30: Jazz, classic-June 12 1:30: June 19 1:30: Pairs ofMusic MondaysToronto, ONJune 6 – September 26416-598-4521 x222All concerts held at Church of the Holy Trinity,June 6 12:15: Jazz-June 13 12:15 : Robert Miskey, violin, and-June 20 12:15: June 27 12:15: -July 4 12:15: Megobrebi: World Vocal Ensem-Musique RoyaleJune 12 – September 17902-634-9994www.musiqueroyale.comJune 12 7:30: Liederkranz. All-male German-June 16 7:30: Liederkranz. All-male GermanAmherst. 902.667.1241.June 23 7:30: Liederkranz. All-male Ger-June 26 10:30am: Liederkranz. All-male Ger-Muskoka Lakes Music FestivalJune 25 – June 29705-765-1048 or 1-888-311-ARTS (2787)Festival of the ArtsMay 31 – June 5519-662-6757Ode’min Giizis FestivalJune 15 – 19705-745-1788June 2 – June 5519-941-9041Orford Festival1-800-567-6155Ottawa International Jazz FestivalOttawa, ONJune 23 – July 3613-241-2633Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz FestivalJune 24 – July 3306-653-8350Scotia Festival of MusicMay 30 – June 12902-429-9467Shaw FestivalApril 7 – October 301-800-511-7429www.shawfest.comSkeleton Park Music FestivalJune 16June 18613-546-2787Sound of Music FestivalJune 16June 19905-333-6364Most concerts held at, and near to, the Water-STAGES:-(near Waterfront Centre)June 16 – 7:00pm to 10:30pm:7:00: OLG.7:00: AMD.7:45: AMD.8:00: OLG.8:15: AMD.9:45: AMD.9:45: OLG.June 17 – 7:00pm to 10:30pm:7:00: OLG.7:00: CS.7:00: 7:00: ADM.8:00: 8:00: ADM.8:00: CS.8:15: OLG.9:00: 9:30: ADM.9:30: CS.9:45: OLG.June 18 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm:1:00: 1:00: AMD.1:00: 1:00: CBAC.1:00: OLG.1:00: CS.2:00: 2:00: 2:00: AMD.2:15: OLG.2:30: CBAC.2:30: CS.3:00: 3:00: 3:30: AMD.3:45: CS.3:45: OLG.4:00: 4:00: 4:00: CBAC.5:00: Dreams and Wishes with Rapunzel andJune 18 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm:6:00: 6:45: CS.7:00: OLG.7:00: AMD.7:00: 8:00: 8:15: AMD.8:15: OLG.8:15: CS.9:00: 9:45: OLG.9:45: AMD.9:45: CS.June 19 – 1:00pm to 5:15pm:1:00: OLG.1:00: 1:00: CS.1:00: AMD.1:00: 2:00: AMD.2:00: 2:00: 2:15: CS.2:15: OLG.2:30: 2:45: 3:00: 3:00: 3:00: 3:30: AMD.3:45: 3:45: OLG.3:45: CS.4:00: 4:00: 4:00: 4:15: 30 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

4:30: 5:15: AMD.DOWNTOWN STREETFEST – Brant Street:June 17 7:00pm to 10:30pm:Andre & the J-Tones; Ariana Gillis; The Elwins;Mashed Potato Mashers; DanceScape; LynnJune 18 1:00pm to 11:00pm:Blues Angels; Sound One; Adrian Roso; PeterVan Dyk & the Second Hand Band; SubourbonStreet; Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble;Siony’s Dance Company; Killin’ Time Band; TheRucksack Willies; The Tich Maredza Band; GrooveAlter;DanceScape; Susanne Low & the Vibe;June 19 1:15pm to 5:00pm:Bruekke; Small Town Get Up; The Never Sur-Canso, NSJuly 1 – July 31-888-554-7826www.stanfest.comStratford Festival of CanadaMay 3 – October 30519-271-4040Summer Music in the GardenToronto, ONJune 30 – September 11416-973-4000FREE admission.June 30 7:00: Nagez, rameurs! -Genticorum.July 3 4:00: O solo il mio violoncello! July 7 7:00: South Asian percus-Suoni per il PopoloMontreal, PQJune 5 – June 25514-284-0122Tafelmusik Baroque Summer FestivalToronto, ONJune 3 – June 15416-964-6337Street West.June 3 8:00: -berChoir. T-SP.June 8 12:00 noon: Cham-June 12 1:00: -June 15 7:30: With TBSI Or-Taste of Little ItalyToronto, ONJune 17 – June 19416-922-4459TD SunfestJuly 7 – July 10519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caStreet, July 7 6:00PM – 11:00PM: Tram des BalkansTD Toronto Jazz FestivalToronto, ONJune 24 – July 3416-928-2033venues:55 Mill Street.Street.West.West.Bloor Street West. 416-408-0208MS – Metro Square, 55 John Street.S@DM – Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills1-855-872-7669June 24 5:00: QBG. $30.June 24 6:00: June 24 6:00: June 24 8:00: $50-$75.June 24 8:30: June 24 10:30: Jam Session with RichardJune 24 11:00: June 25 12:00 noon: Mike Francis & NealJune 25 12:00 noon: Mark McLean’s Play-June 25 12:30: June 25 2:15: June 25 3:00: June 25 5:00: Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Ex-QBG. $15.June 25 5:30: MS.June 25 6:00: DDM.June 25 6:00: Shannon Butcher/Ross MacIn-June 25 7:00: ET. $55.June 25 8:30: $40.June 25 10:30: Jam Session with Stacie Mc-June 26 12:00 noon: June 26 12:00 noon: Ed Vokurka Violin Ensem-June 26 12:00 noon: Moe Koffman TributeJune 26 12:30: S@DM.June 26 3:00: June 26 3:00: DDM.June 26 5:30: June 26 6:00: Randy Weston’s AfricanGGS. $40.June 26 7:00: ET. $40.June 26 8:00: MG. $20.June 26 8:30: Dubmatix. MS. $40.June 27 12:00 noon: June 27 12:30: S@June 27 5:00: QBG. $30.June 27 5:30: Berklee Global Jazz InstituteJune 27 5:30: June 27 6:00: GGS. $30.June 27 7:00: ET. $45.June 27 8:00: SC. $45–$79.June 27 8:00: Dee Dee Bridgewater & Toronto-June 27 8:00: MG. $15.June 27 8:30: June 27 9:30: June 27 10:30: Jam Session with Stacie Mc-June 28 12:00 noon: June 28 12:30: Mike Essoudry’s Mash PotatoJune 28 5:00: -QBG. $30.June 28 5:30: June 28 6:00: GGS. $35.June 28 7:00: ET. $40.June 28 8:00: Gord Grdina Trio w/ Mats Gus-MG. $15.June 28 8:00: June 28 8:00: SC.$35–$89.June 28 8:30: MS. $35.June 28 10:30: Jam Session with StacieJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 31

June 29 12:00 noon: MS.June 29 12:30: S@DMJune 29 5:00: Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Ex-QBG. $15.June 29 5:30: June 29 6:00: GGS. $35.June 29 6:00: June 29 7:00: ET. $45.June 29 7:30: Treasa Levasseur & The DailyJune 29 8:00: Brandford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo:Songs of Mirth & Melancholy: WorldJune 29 8:00: June 29 8:00 and 10:30: $30.June 29 8:30: Molly Johnson/The Legendarytor.MS. $45.June 29 10:30: Jam Session with Stacie Mc-June 30 12:00 noon: June 30 12:30: Michael Occhipinti’s SicilianJune 30 5:00: QBG. $30.June 30 5:30: Darcy James Argue’s Secret So-June 30 6:00: June 30 6:00: Shannon Butcher/Ross MacIn-June 30 7:30: S@June 30 8:00: June 30 8:30: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones:MS. $40.June 30 10:30: Jam Session with Stacie Mc-July 1 12:00 noon: July 1 5:30: July 1 8:30: MS. $50.July 2 12:00 noon: July 2 12:00 noon: July 2 12:00 noon: DDM.July 2 12:30: Terra Hazelton & Her EasyA. Summer FestivalsJuly 2 3:00: July 2 3:00: July 2 5:00: Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Ex-QBG. $15.July 2 5:30: July 2 6:00: July 2 6:00: Pablo Menendez & Mezcla CubanJuly 2 8:00: MG. $15.July 2 8:30: -July 2 10:00: July 3 12:00 noon: July 3 12:00 noon: July 3 12:00 noon: DDM.July 3 12:30: July 3 3:00: July 3 3:00: July 3 5:30: MS.July 3 8:00: MG. $25.July 3 8:30: Botos Trio. MS. $50.TD Vancouver Int’l Jazz FestivalJune 24 – July 31-888-438-5200TD Victoria Int’l Jazz FestivalVictoria, BCJune 24 – July 3250-388-4423 or 1-888-671-2112June 16June 25204-989-4656Tottenham, ONJune 17 – 191-888-258-4727Unionville Summer Concert Series905-477-0117Ottawa, ONJune 28 – July 2613-244-1234www.abc.caMay 21 –June 25604-643-9119Waterfront BluesToronto, ONJune 3 – June 5416-972-5844www.waterfrontblues.caWestben – Concerts at the Barn705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777www.westben.caAll concerts held at Westben Barn, 6698 CountyJune 4 7:00: Let it Be!: A Beatles Tribute. - Concert in sup--June 12 3:00: July 1 2:00: Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Albert--Also July 2, 3.July 2 2:00: Opera: Benjamin Britten’s AlbertSee July 1.July 3 2:00: Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Albertwith Iain Scott.July 5 7:00: Tuesday Evenings – Music ofJuly 7 2:00: Liszt at 200: A Celebration of the200th Birthday of Franz Liszt – Liszt in Song.July 6 – July 10204-231-0096Xerox Rochester Jazz FestivalJune 10 – June 18585-586-6650Now available … and affordable!COLOUR ADSInquiries tomembers@thewholenote.com32 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Wednesday June 01Canadian Opera Company.Chamber Music Series: Bach Solo Suites. Cel-Elvis BossaNova! Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.John Palmer,David Warrack and the CanadaPops Orchestra. Institute for Canadian Music. Derek--- -Also June 2-4.Louise Pitre. Music--Vie En Rose,” “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “The Manatre,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27$60-$75.Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody. Messiaen:-4828. $32-$141.Thursday June 02Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Benjamin Cruchley,Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation &Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusicnationswelcome.B. Concerts In The GTANorthern District Public Library. Leaside United Church. Sing into---La Bo-Also June 3–5.See June 1.Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Rachmaninoff Paganini See June1.Friday June 03Waterfront Blues. Seventh Annual--Canadian Children’s Opera Company.Choral-Also June 5(mat).Metropolitan United Church. Josephand The Amazing -Group. The Toronto AllTerrace. 416-533-1573. $55.Concert Spirituel: Choral music, baroque ensembleand organ416-531-7955. Pwyc.See June 1.Etobicoke Community ConcertBand/Etobicoke Centennial Choir. LastVarious music of the Brit-----Also June 4.Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.-No.2; Mahler: Symphony No.1 “The Titan.” Ar---Gallery 345. Vanessa Lee, piano, and822-9781. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).dalene.Church of St.7955. Pwyc.Music Gallery/Scion. Summer Court-Loma. TorontoLa Bo-See June 2.. Young Scholarship concert.at the concert. Thornhill Presbyterian Church,271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905-886-7905.$25; $20(sr); $10(st).Small World Music. atre,93 Charles St. W. 416-536-5439.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS Saturday June 04Waterfront Blues. Seventh See June 3.AnythingSee June 1.Beach United Church. Jazz Vespers:Scola Cantorum. Nelson Mass; Schubert: Mass in G. Imre Olah,$15; $12(st).Brampton Folk Club. BFC AnnualChurch, 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 33

Festival Wind Orchestra. Broken MirrorConcert-Metropolitan United Church. Josephand The Amazing See June 3.Thir- Music of the6000. $20.. ENCORE! AnthemsTrypTych. The Glory of Scotland.-Acoustic Harvest. Jeni & Billy. Ori--Etobicoke Community ConcertBand/Etobicoke Centennial Choir. LastSee June 3.Guitar Society of Toronto. A Bene-964-8298. $25.B. Concerts In The GTAMusic Gallery/Scion. Summer Court-Acoustic-June 3, 4, 9, 10).NYCO Symphony Orchestra. The9195. 7:30: Pre-concert chat.Toronto Symphony Orchestra.--$32-$141.Voices Chamber Choir. Music of our-La Bo-See June 2.Join us in celebratingTHE EAST YORK CHOIR’s25 th Anniversary!Featuringcarl orff’sCARMINABURANA(Orff’s Chamber arrangement forTwo Pianos & Percussion)Jenny Crober, ARTISTIC DIRECTORElizabeth Acker, ACCOMPANIST=With Special Guests:Eve-Lyn de la Haye, SOPRANOAlexander Dobson, BARITONEJames McLennan, TENORShawn Grenke, PIANORay Dillard, Andrew Morris,Dean Pomeroy, Julia Cleveland,Craig Snowden, PERCUSSIONCarmina Children’s ChorusAlso featuring favourites from past seasons with:Rose Bolton, VIOLIN/FIDDLESunday, June 5, 2011,3:30 pmEastminster United Church,310 Danforth Ave., Toronto(1 bl. W. of Chester subway)$20; $15 (Sr.); $10 (St.)647-260-0740www.eastyorkchoir.ca*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Sunday June 05Waterfront Blues. SeventhAnnual Waterfront Blues Festival. See June 3.CAMMAC/McMichael Volunteers.McMichael Gallery Concert. Moira Nelson Trio-Choralairs of North York. End of-Carmen Martin Productions. TheJuan Tomas Show BandBach Remixed. Bach: Sonatas BWV1027,Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. $12; $6(st). Metropolitan United Church. Josephand The Amazing See June 3.Toronto Early Music Centre. WomenTrinity Square. 416-464-7610. Pwyc.Canadian Children’s Opera Company.SeeJune 3.Royal York Road United Church.Music about--Women’s Art Association. Songs of---East York Choir. -Orff: Carmina Burana (arr. for-647-260-0740. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).St. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St.. Country. Rock-ACanadianScholarsThe Victoria Scholars present a celebration of Canadianchoral music including works by Denis Bédard, EleanorDaley, Leonard Enns, Srul Irving Glick and Healey Willan,and featuring the world premiere of John Burge's , a three-part piece commissioned by the VictoriaScholars and supported by the Ontario Arts Council.Sunday June 5, 2011 · 7:30pmOur Lady of Sorrows Church3055 Bloor Street West (1/2 block west fo the Royal York subway)Sunday June 12, 2011 · 3:30pmBlessed Sacrament Parish24 Cheritan Avenue (at Yonge St just south of Lawrence Av)Admission $25 Seniors & Students $2034 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

-. Debut Gala-4506. $10.Victoria Scholars. Canadian Schol--La Bo-See June 2.Jazz Performance and EducationCentre. Seamus Blake Quartet416-872-4255. $25; $20(st with ID).Music Gallery. *SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Monday June 06*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS forTuesday June 07St. James Cathedral. Music at Mid-Wednesday June 08Canadian Opera Company.Music written for electronics by Bowie, Eno,-Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.-Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.Native Songs and Dance: The Importance-.Discover the Joy of Singing. Open rehearsal forToronto Symphony Orchestra. YujaRachmaninoff:$22.50-$76.Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions.The Sweetest Sounds: A Celebration ofToronto Jazz Orchestra. Miles-*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Thursday June 09Members of the University of TorontoCommunity. Music for Haiti-Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation &Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusicMetropolitan United Church. NoonGallery 345. Duologue-Music Gallery/Scion. SummerCourtyard Series: Charles Gayle + Compositionfor Light, Percussion and Ultrasound:9, 10).Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions.The Sweetest Sounds: A Celebration ofSee June 8.Toronto Symphony Orchestra.-$32-$141.Funkabelly. Wild Moves, GlobalLula 0307. $15.Friday June 10Music Gallery/Scion. Summer Court--Ispiravoce Female Chorus. Inspiredby the Voice--Opera by Request. Un Ballo in -416-455-2365. $20.TCDSB Staff Arts. The Drowsy Chaperone:A Musical Within a Comedy-15, 16, 17.Concert Spirituel: Choral music, baroque ensem--416-531-7955. Pwyc.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: LuminatoSaturday June 11Sound Harbour Quintet. SummerCentro Scuola e Cultura Italiana.--Elisabeth Pomès Voice Studio. It’s aGrand Night for SingingTCDSB Staff Arts. The Drowsy Chaperone:A Musical Within a Comedy. See June 10.Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Rach-Rachmaninoff: Piano Con--nese).$32-$141.spirituals. of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St.Toronto Choral ArtistsMark Vuorinen, Artistic DirectorTorQPath of Miraclesby Joby TalbotSaturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:00 pmChurch of the Redeemer162 Bloor St. W. at Avenue Rd.Tickets | $25 / $15 students / seniors647-822-5412June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 35

Gallery 345. Toronto Choral Artists. Talbot: Present Path of Miracles. With TorQ-*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: LuminatoSunday June 12Conservatory of Dance & Music. TheTHE ART OFFLYINGJune 12th 2:30pmAurora Cultural Centrewww.pandorasboxsalon.comPandora’s Box Salon. The Art of Fly--St., Aurora. Elisabeth Pomès Voice Studio. It’s aGrand Night for Singing. See June 11.Mooredale Concerts. niani:Concerto Grosso Op.2 No.3; Somers:Little Suite for Orchestra; Scarlatti: March-- FROM BACHTO THEBEATLESGuitar music for a summer afternoonwith , music teacherat the Bloor West Music Studiosand frequent performer at ArtisanoB. Concerts In The GTAof the Arts, 711 Bloor St. E. 416-587-9411.Victoria Scholars. Canadian Schol-St. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. See June 5.St. Olave’s Church. From Bach to theUCEMI. Sognando Lui - Dreaming of Concert in honour of Pope John Paul II.4311. $15.Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Ves-pers-PATRICIA GREEN voiceMAX CHRISTIE clarinetNEW MUSIC CONCERTSSUNDAY JUNE 12 7 pmGALLERY 345New Music Concerts. FundraisingSoiree. CAST (Chinese Artists Society ofToronto. Celebration Gala: East meets West.---*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Luminato; Music at Sharon;Monday June 13 Thornhill PresbyterianChurch, 271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905-731--SWEA Toronto International. JennyLind Concert. Rebecca Rasmussen, soprano;temporaryGamelan. The Adventures of the-*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Tuesday June 14St. James Cathedral. Music at Mid-See June 13.Fallen Rock Productions/EffortTrust. Rent. Larson. Bathurst Street Theatre,736 Bathurst St. 416-978-8849. $25-of Ontario.Bloor St. W. 416-231-4010. $35.Tapestry New Opera. New Opera-June 15.Resa’s Pieces Concert Band. Twelfth-295-2345. $15.temporaryGamelan. The Adventures of theSee June 13.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: LuminatoWednesday June 15Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Eric Robert-Tapestry New Opera. New OperaSee June 14.Fallen Rock Productions/ EffortTrust. Rent. See June 14.TCDSB Staff Arts. The Drowsy Chaperone:A Musical Within a Comedy. See June 10.Oshawa Civic Band. Scottish Splen--Toronto Symphony Orchestra.-$148. Also June 16.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALs for: -Thursday June 16Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation &Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusicMetropolitan United Church. NoonNorthern District Public Library.co.--Whitby Brass Band. Ro--Fallen Rock Productions/EffortTrust. Rent. See June 14.TCDSB Staff Arts. The Drowsy Chaperone:A Musical Within a Comedy. See June 10.Toronto Symphony Orchestra.See June 15.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Friday June 17University SettlementMusic. Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243.Fallen Rock Productions/EffortTrust. Rent. See June 14.TCDSB Staff Arts. The Drowsy Chaperone:A Musical Within a Comedy. See June 10. ConcertSpirituel: Choral music, baroque ensemble Palestrina: Missa Aeterna ChristiMunera. Pax Christi Chamber Choir. 477 Man-Gallery 345. Robi Botos Trio. 345$10(st).*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMER FESTI-VALS for:Saturday June 18 University Settlement Music. Stu-Fallen Rock Productions/EffortTrust. Rent. See June 14.University Settlement Music. Co-. Music598-3444 x243. Pwyc. Seventh AnnualToronto Symphony Orchestra/36 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Luminato. .-$22.50-$76. Post-concert party with TSOmusicians.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: -Sunday June 19CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery. Mc-. University Settlement Music. Cham-Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243.Consulate General of the Republicof Poland in Toronto. MusicSt. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. See June 5.Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. BorrowedTreasures. Weber: Clarinet Concerto---Symphony on the Bay ~ SymphonyHamilton. Andrew Chung, Music DirectorBorrowedTreasuresa Wind Ensemble ConcertSunday, June 19, 7:30 pmSt. Mary ImmaculateRoman Catholic Church10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill--Gallery 345. Roberto Occipinti Quartet$15(sr); $10(st).*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Luminato; Music at Sharon;Monday June 20Theatre 20. Driven to Score: Cele-Pana-$59-$69.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Tuesday June 21Music. Music with Markus – Children’s CushionSt. James Cathedral. Music at Mid-Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TheLast Night of the Proms: A Royal Wedding Cele----nese).$29-$109. Also June 22.Wednesday June 22Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Artist in Residence SponsorNicholasToronto Symphony Orchestra.The Last Night of the Proms: A Royal Wed-See June 21.Thursday June 23Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation &Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic: Ensemble EspressivoNorthern District Public Library. Or-Tova Kardonne. Bal--923-8137. $8.Friday June 24Hot Spot Summer atHarbourfront Centre/La Franco-Fête deToronto. Franco-Fête- atre.New opera by Can---25, 28, 29, 30, July 2.Spectra. Pro-416-872-4255. $66.37-$82.30.Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre/La Franco-Fête de Toronto. Franco-Fête. After-Party with Misteur ValaireDance *SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Saturday June 25– 6:30: Hot Spot Summer atHarbourfront Centre/La Franco-Fête deToronto. -- COBA (Collective of Black Artists).SHEreHE 2011: Legend of the Pitch Lake-–Hot Spot Summer atHarbourfront Centre/La Franco-Fête de Toronto.Ouanani,--Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Operacana;Puccini “O mio babbino caro” from Giannifeaturing 2010/2011Artist in ResidencePeter StollWeber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2Dukas - The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeBernstein - Slava!Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition$20 Adult; $15 Student/Senior905-787-8811www.rhcentre.cawww.silverthornsymphonicwinds.caJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 37

60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. $30-$82. AlsoJune 26(mat).Kindred Spirits Orchestra/VoicesChoir. Mozart: DonSee Jun 24.Africa New Music. Werrason, Congo-879-3580. $50.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Sunday June 26– 5:30: Hot Spot Summer atHarbourfront Centre/La Franco-Fête deToronto. -soprano; er. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. OperaSee June 25.Beach United Church. Taizé CommunityVespers-St. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. See June 5.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Music at Sharon; TD TorontoMonday June 27*SEE SECTION A: SUMMER FESTIVALSfor: Tuesday June 28St. James Cathedral. Music at Mid- 65 Church St.See Jun 24.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: -Wednesday June 29Oshawa Civic Band. A Canadian Sa-- Music Theatre.See Jun 24.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: -Thursday June 30See Jun 24.Batuki Music Society. --*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFES-TIVALS for: Friday July 01Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. 235Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. plaints. Friends of the Museums of Missis-. --Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. Canada Day: Luke Doucet and Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. electronica. *SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Saturday July 02See Jun 24.Hot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. Colombian music. *SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: -Sunday July 03St. James Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. See June 5.Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz VespersHot Spot Summer at HarbourfrontCentre. Maori rhythms. *SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Monday July 04*SEE SECTION A: SUMMER FESTIVALSfor: Tuesday July 05St. James Cathedral. Music at Mid-65 Church St. 416-Thursday July 07Brampton Folk Club. In ConcertWhitby Brass Band. Wednesday June 01St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5; free(st).St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.Vasquez, cello. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener.Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. QuartetFest 1: Penderecki String Quar--Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$30; $25(sr); $20(st).Friday June 03 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. QuartetFest 2: Penderecki String-Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30;$25(sr); $20(st).*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Saturday June 04Grand River Chorus. Songs for Spring-Church, 203 John St., Simcoe. 519-759-7885.Missa-London. Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. --Waterloo. 519-886-1673$30; $25(sr); $20(st).Tony Sciara. Splish Splash: The-Hamilton.C. Concerts Beyond The GTA*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston,Kitchener, London, Meaford, Owen Sound, Parry Sound,Peterborough, Simcoe, Stratford, Waterloo.PLEASE NOTE: Section A – Summer Festivals – also includesfestivals beyond the GTA, in Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes, thePrairies, Western Canada, Nunavut and the United States.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Westben – Concerts at the BarnSunday June 05 Summer-613-389-8110.Grand River Chorus. Songs for-Brantford. Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. -Waterloo.519-886-1673. $15; $10(sr); $8(st).*SEE SECTION A: SUMMER FESTIVALSfor: Monday June 06 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. -Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $15; $10(sr); $8(st).Tuesday June 07 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. QuartetFest Finale:Young Artist En-Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $15; $10(sr); $8(st).Thursday June 09See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Friday June 10Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety.-St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20;$15(sr); $10(st).*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Saturday June 11Shoreline Chorus. The38 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

-Owen Sound. 519-599-2710. $12.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Sunday June 12Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Music-Guelph. In Recital.Trygve John Ringereidein recitalSunday June 12, 3 pm‘Favourite Songs, Showtunesand Operatic Arias’--. 905-342-2278.Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Arkady Yanivker, violin and Elina Kel-Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20;$15(sr); $10(st).* SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: -– Concerts at the BarnWednesday June 15Music at St. Andrew’s. Organ-St.Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5; free(st).Thursday June 16See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Musique RoyaleSaturday June 18Stratford Symphony Orchestra.Mozart: Concerto No.21Stratford. 519-271-0990. $30.Sweetwater Music Festival. AnnualFundraiser: An Evening with Bramwell Tovey,Meaford.1-877-538-0463. $100. Silent auction tofollow performance.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Sunday June 19See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Tuesday June 21 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety.Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).Wednesday June 22See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Thursday June 23See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Friday June 24See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Saturday June 25 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Rachel Mercer Plays Bach: com-Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30; $25(sr); $20(st); $50(con-*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Sunday June 26See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Wednesday June 29 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Weber: TrioWaterloo.519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).Thursday June 30*SEE SECTION A: SUMMER FESTIVALSfor: of the ArtsFriday July 01Festival of the Sound. Canada Day9 Bay St., Parry Sound. 1-866-364-0061.$15-$37.*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: Westben – Concerts at theBarnSaturday July 02 Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Rachel Mercer Plays Bach ll: com--Waterloo.519-886-1673. $30; $25(sr); $20(st).See also Section A: Summer Festivals for:certsat the BarnSunday July 03See Section A: Summer Festivals for:-at the BarnMonday July 04See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Tuesday July 05See Section A: Summer Festivals for:Alize Restaurantwww.alizerestaurant.comEvery Sun Scott Kemp Duo 6-9PM.*Alleycatz*www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon Salsa Night w DJ Frank Bischun,Lessons 8PM. Every Tue Carlo Berardinucciand the Double A Jazz Swing Band, $5 COVER8:30PM. Every Wed Swingin’ Jazz and Blues,Funky R&B w Grayceful Daddies 8:30PM.Every Thu Soul, R&B and Reggae, $4 Refreshments,NO COVER. Fri and Sat Funk, Soul, Jun 2,3 Jun 4,9,10Jun 11 Jun 16,17 Ascen-Jun 18 Jun 23,24,25 Jun 30 Jul 1,2 Annex Live, TheAquila RestaurantAzure Restaurant and Barwww.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan Bodanis Trio w BernieSenensky and Steve Wallace 5:30-10:30PMJun 24,25 8PM NOCOVER. Jun 30 7:30 NOCOVER. Jul 1,2 8PM NOCOVER.Jun 24 5PM Jun 25 6PMJun 30 9:30 Pip Squeekcertsat the BarnWednesday July 06Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie.705-726-1181. $5; free(st).*SEE ALSO SECTION A: SUMMERFESTIVALS for: D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Thursday July 07See Section A: Summer Festivals for:-Concerts at the BarnVenues marked with *asterisks* are participating in the Club Seriesof this year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival, June 25–July 3.Black Swan, TheEvery Wed The Danforth Jam w Jon Long andFriends 9:30PM.Bon Vivant RestaurantEvery Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9PM.Every Fri Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar 6-9PMwww.brassaii.comEvery Tue Holly Clark 7-11PM.2116 Queen St. E. 416-699-8272 NO COVEREvery Sun 6-9PM. Every Mon 9:30PM.*C’est What*Every Fri Hot Five Jazzmakers *Chalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro*Every Wed Girls Night Out Vocalist-FriendlyJazz Jam w host Lisa ParticelliNO COVER.NEW Every Sun Chalkers Rockin’ Blues Jamhosted by The Stone Band with Murray Bristone2-6PM NO COVER. Jun 4 6PM Nancy WalkerQuartet $10Jun 11 6PM Brian Chahley Quartet$10Jun 18 6PM Robi Botos Trio $10Jun24 6PM Rita di Ghent and her Young Lionesses$10Jun 25 6PM Dave Young Quartet $10Jun 26 7PM Fern Lindzon Trio $10. Jul 2 6PMLorne Lofsky Trio $10. Jul 3 7PM Lisa Parti-$10.*China House Restaurant*Every Thu 7:30-10:30PM NO COVERJun 2 Jun 9 Russ LittleJun 16 Jun 23Jun 30 DaveJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 39

Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1313 NO COVEREvery Thu Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner 7PM533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Every Sat Gypsy Jazz w Michael Johnson &- 4-7PM.DeSotosEvery Thu Open Mic Jazz Jam Every Sun Brunch wDouble A Jazz and Guest 11AM-2PM. Guests:Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19Jun 26 *Dominion on Queen*500 Queen St. E. 416-368-6893Every Sun Rockabilly Brunch 11AM-3PM.Every 1st & 3rd Sun Jazz Jam w host RobertScott 4-7PM;Every Tue Corktown DjangoEvery Wed Every Thu5:30-8PM, NO COVER;Every Saturday Ronnie Hayward 4-7PMJun 3 9PM Downtown Funk Connection $7Jun 5 4PM: Jazz Jam hosted by Robert Scott;7:30PM Jun 10 9PM Elmer Ferrer $10Jun 12 6PMMetro Big Band $5Jun 16 9PM Sisters ofShenville $7Jun 17 9PM George Grosman’sBohemian Swing Pwyc. Jun 18 9PM East EndRockabilly Riot $10. Jun 19 4PM Jazz JamJun 20 9PM: TorontoComposer’s Workshop PwycJun 23 9PMAlexander Brown’s Latin Power Jam $7. Jun24 9PM Havana to Toronto Safari $10. Jun 251PM Sean Pinchin Pwyc.; 5PM York Jazz Ensemble$10; 9PM Que Isso $10. Jun 26 4PMBeverly Taft’s Bossa Nova Project $10; 8PMPeggy Mahon Quartet $10. Jun 27 8PM BigSmoke $10. Jun 28 8:30PM Corktown’s DjangoJazz Jam Pwyc. Jun 29 8PM Don Francks$10. Jun 30 5:30PM NO COVER;8:30PM Rob Christian and Quincy Bullen $10.Jul 1 8PM Tony Quarrington, Beverly Taft andSan Murata Ronnie Hayward’sJul 2 1PM George Grosman’sBohemian Swing Pwyc; 4:30PM Brian RoseLittle Big Band $7; 9PM: Bruce Cassidy’s HotfootOrchestra $10. Jul 3 4PM Jazz Jam hostedby Robert Scott; 8PM Japanese Jazz: Ken G Triowith San Murata and Friends $10.Every Sat -Dovercourt HouseEvery Sat Saturday Night Swing: Dance featur-EDOEvery Thu Guitarist TonyD. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Quarrington Jun 2 Beverly TaftSan Murata lin).Jun 9 Joel Diamond Dave Field(bass); Jun 16 Melissa Boyce Drew Birston(bass); Jun 23 Ori Dagan JordanO’Connor (bass). Jun 30 Julie Michels Neil Swainson (bass).The Emmet RayGallery 345Jun 9 8PM Duologue-$10(st). Jun 17 8PM Robi Botos Trio $20;$15(sr); $10(st).*Gate 403*Jun 1 5PM Kathryn Elizabeth Merriam JazzTrio; 9PM Kurt Nielsen/Richard Whiteman JazzJun 2 5PM Will Fisher Jazz Band; 9PMJun 3 5PM MikeField Jazz Band; 9PM Jun 4 12PM Dave Rubel Jazz Band; 5PM BillHeffernan & Friends; 9PM Melissa Boyce JazzJun 5 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band,5PM Dennis Gaumon Blues Duo, 9PM Johnny-Jun 6 5PM Joe Adamick Jazz Trio; 9PMJun 7 5PM KelseyMcNulty Jazz Band; 9PM Richard Whiteman/Jun 8 5PM AlanSmall Solo; 9PM Jun 9 5PMNicole Christian Jazz Duo; 9PM Kevin LalibertéJun 10 5PM9PM Jun 11 12PM tba 5PMBill Heffernan & Friends; 9PM Jun 12 5PM John Wayne Swing Quartet; 9PMJun 13 5PM DenisSchingh Solo; 9PM Jun 14 9PM Ri-Jun 15 5PM Ryan Oliver Jazz Band feat OriDagan: Tribute to John Coltrane and JohnnyHartman; 8PM: Jun16 5PM Aline Homzy Jazz Band 9PM StringJun 17 5PM Miss CarolineM~R Jazz Band; 9PM Jun 18 12PM Sandy Blakeley Duo; 5PM BillHeffernan & Friends; 9PM - Jun 19 12PM Faber & Freedman JazzDuo; 5PM 9PM Francine Hail-Jun 20 5PM Tony DesmarteauJazz & Blues Solo; 9PM Ken Kawashima & Jun 21Jun22 5PM Jeff Peacock Jazz Band; 9PM TheJun 23 5PM Gypsy Rebels; 9PMJun 24 5PMSam Broverman Jazz Duo; 9PM Max SenittJun 25 12PM Ori Dagan Trio;5PM The New Mynah Birds; 9PM Six PointsJun 26 12PM Heather Luckhart:Blues/Roots/Jazz Band; 5PM BrownmanAkoustic Trio; 9PM Bartek Kozminski Jun27 5PM Alex Samaras; 9PM Gillian MargotJun 28 5PM Linda Carone; 9PM Richard Jun 295PM Julia Cleveland Jazz Band; 9PM James Jun 30 5PMJoel Diamond Quartet; 9PM Cyndi CarletonJazz & Swing Band. Jul 1 5PM Margot RoiJazz Band; 9PM Jul2 12PM Victor Monsivais Trio; 5PM The RayCharles Project: Denise Leslie Trio; 9PM Me- Jul 3 12PMMelissa Lauren Jazz Band; 5PM Jorge GavidiaJazz & Blues Band; 9PM Thyron Lee Whyte*Grossman’s Tavern*All shows: NO COVEREvery Sat 4-8PM The Happy Pals matinee;Every Sun 9:30PM-2AM The Nationals wBrian Cober: Double Slide Guitar Open StageJam; Every Wed 9:30PM Ernest Lee & Cot-Every Thu 9:30PM The Respon-Jun 3 9:30PM Anthony Salvatore andJun 4 9:30PM Jun10 9:30PM Jun 119:30PM Jun 17 9:30 FrankieJun 18 9:30PM Chloe Watkinson and theJun 24 9:30PM Jun 25 9:30PM Jun 27 9:30PMJun 289:30PM Jul1 9:30PMJul 2 6:30PMLaura Hubert; 9:30PM*Harlem Restaurant*otherwise)Every Mon Open Jam Night 8PM-1AM; EveryFri/Sat Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30PMJun 3 Sta-Jun 4 JamesJun 10 Jun 11Jun 17 Jun 18Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 26 Jun 28 Lord Bubba’s Nu Jazz Project $5 or $15with CD. Jun 29 Music is the Answer $5 before10PM. Jun 30 $10before 10PM; $15 thereafter. Jul 1 Jill Pea-Jul 2 Jul 3 Sperandei,745 Queen St. W. 416-366-4743Every Mon Every Tue JohnEvery Thu Every Fri ChrisEvery Sat *Hot House Café*35 Church St. 416-366-7800www.hothousecafe.comJun 26,27,28,29 8PM Brenda Carol & Clair-NO COVER.All shows start at 8:30PM.Jun 1 Steve Poltz Jun 2 DougWatson R&B Revue CD Release Jun 3,4 Skydiggers Jun5 Marc Jordan CD Release Jun 7 Chloe Charles Jun 8 KathleenGorman, Laura Fernandez and JosephJun 9 MichelleJun 10 The SistersEuclid CD Release Jun 11Carlos del Junco CD Release Jun 13 Antoine Dufour and Tommy GauthierJun 14 Shane KoyczanJun 15,16 StewartJun 17 Oli’s Musical Birthay:Jun 18 Glendale One: Uncov-Jun 19 JohnSouthworth and the South Seas with SpecialGuest Joey Wright Jun 20Sara Thackray Debut CD Launch Jun 21 leaseConcert Jun 22 ShawnPhillips Jun 23 Wendy LandsCD Release Jun 24 Lynn MilesJun 25 Tribute to JohnnyCash Jun 26 Fred EaglesmithJun 28 Julian Fauth Jun 29 Sing for$TBA. Jun 30 Shooglenifty*Joe Mama’s*Jun 24 9:30PM Jun 25 7:30PMJun 26 6:30PM Jun27 7:30PM Jun 28 8PM JordanJun 29 8PM BrooklynJun 30 8PM Jul 19:30PM Jul 2 9:30 Jul 36:30 *Latinada Restaurant & Jazz Bar*1671 Bloor St. W. 416-913-9716Jun 24 9PM Eliana Cuevas Trio $10. Jun 259PM Hotland Trio $10. Jun 26 9PM RubenVazquez Trio $10. Jun 28 9PM Mondo Loco NOCOVER. Jun 29 9PM Mondo Loco $10. Jun 299PM Latinada Trio $10. Jun 30 9PM Luis MarioOchoa Quartet $10. Jul 1 9PM Laura Fernandez& Dan Naduriak $10. Jul 2 9PM Iya Ire $10.Jul 3 9PM Roberto Riberon Trio $10.wLiberty Bistro, The25 Liberty St. 416-533-8828www.libertobistro.caEvery Tue EveryWed *Lolita’s Lust*www.lolitaslust.caJun 24,25,30,Jul 1,2 10PM DJ Lolita NOCOVER.Jun 2 Jun 3 Son Ache & DJJun 4 Moda Eterna & DJ JimmyJun 5 Jun 6 Jun 8Jun 9 Jun 10 CaféJun 11 Confuncto Lacalu &Jun 12 Luis Mario Ochoa Salsa Brunch, Jun 16Jun 17 Sonido Cubano & DJ JimmyJun 19 Jun 24 Jun 25 Wilbur Sargun-Jun 26 LuisJun 29 Sicilian JazzJun 30 Batuki MusicJul 1 Jul 2 Jul 3 Luis Mario Ochoa SalsaManhattan’s Music ClubGuelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.ca40 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

*Mezzetta Middle Eastern Restaurant*681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9PM and10:15PM $7-$10 COVERJazz Festival: all shows start at 9PM, $10Cover Jun 24 Lorne Lofsky & Kieran Overs. Jun25 Kye Marshall & Andy Scott. Jun 26 MichaelOcchipinti & Elizabeth Shepherd. Jun 28 BrianKatz & Rob Piltch. Jun 29 David Mott & RobClutton. Jun 30 Bill McBirnie & Louis Simao.Jul 1 Mike Downes Duo. Jul 2 Ron Davis Trio.Jul 3 Brian Katz & Rob Piltch.Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke 416-252-5560www.momosbistro.comEvery Wed Open Mic 8PM.*N’Awlins Jazz Bar & Dining*299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every Wed JimHeineman Trio; Every Thu Blues Night w GuestVocalists; Every Fri/Sat All Star Bourbon St.Band; Every Sun Brooke Blackburn.*Old Mill, The*21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comHome Smith Bar: No Reservations, NOCOVER, $20 minimum per person. All shows7:30-10:30PM. Every Thu John SherwoodSolo Piano. Every Fri Something to SingAbout Series Every Sat Piano Masters Series.Jun 3 Arlene Smith Trio. Jun 4 StacieMcGregor Trio. Jun 10 Pat Murray Trio.Jun 11 Norman Amadio Trio. Jun 16 JoeSealy. Jun 17 Rita di Ghent Trio. Jun 18Paul Hoffert Trio. Jun 23 Richard Whiteman.Jun 24 Heather Bambrick and the Russ LittleTrio. Jun 25 Bill McBirnie with the JohnSherwood Trio. Jul 1 Jackie Richardson withthe Russ Little Trio. Jul 2 Jim Galloway andthe John Sherwood Trio.Painted Lady, The218 Ossington Ave. 647-213-5239www.thepaintedlady.ca (full schedule)NO COVER/PWYCEvery Mon Open Mic, all genres, 10PM-late.*Pan*516 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8158.www.panonthedanforth.com NO COVER.Every Sun 7PM Lara Solnicki with specialguests. Jun 26 Lara Solnicki, Reg Schwager &Jon Maharaj. Jun 30 (added show) Lara Solnicki,Brian Katz & George Koller. Jul 3 Lara Solnicki,Adrean Farrugia & George Koller.Pantages Martini Bar & Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat Solo Piano:Various artists.Pero Lounge812 Bloor St. W. 416-915-7225www.perorestaurant.comEvery Fri African Vibe 7-11PMEvery Sat Archie Alleyne’s Kollage 8-11PMPilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland Ave. 416-923-5716www.thepilot.ca (full schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30PM–6:30PM NO COVERJun 4 Ron Westray Quartet. Jun 11 Neil SwainsonQuartet. Jun 18 TBA. Jun 25 TBA.*Quotes*220 King St. W. 416-979-7697NO COVER (except during the TD Canada TrustToronto Jazz Festival)Jun 3 5PM Canadian Jazz Quartet with guestColleen Allen, saxophone. Jun 10 5PM CanadianJazz Quartet with guest Steve Crowe,trumpet. Jun 17 5PM Canadian Jazz Quartetwith guest Vern Dorge, saxophone. Jun 245PM Canadian Jazz Quartet with guest HarryAllen, saxophone $30; 10:30PM Jam Sessionwith Richard Whiteman Trio $10. Jun 25 5PM-Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience withguest Luanda Jones, vocals $15; 10:30PM JamSession with Stacie McGregor Trio $10. Jun 275PM Canadian Jazz Quartet with guest ScottHamilton, saxophone $30; 10:30PM Jam Sessionwith Stacie McGregor Trio $10. Jun 285PM Canadian Jazz Quartet with guests Guidosaxophone $30; 10:30PM Jam Session withStacie McGregor Trio $10. Jun 29 5PM GordSheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience with RegSchwager, guitar $15; 10:30PM Jam Sessionwith Stacie McGregor Trio $10. Jun 30 5PMCanadian Jazz Quartet with guest Randy Sandke,trumpet $30; 10:30PM Jam Session withStacie McGregor Trio $10. Jul 2 5PM Canadian$30; 10:30PM Jam Session with Stacie Mc-Gregor Trio $10.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474www.reposadobar.com$5 COVER on Fridays, all other nights PWYCEvery Wed Spy vs. Spy vs. Sly Every Thu, FriThe Reposadists.*Reservoir Lounge, The*52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.com (full schedule)Every Mon Sophia Perlman and the Vipers;Every Tue Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm; EveryWed Bradley and the Bouncers; Every ThuDave Murphy Band. Every Fri DeeDee & theDirty Martinis; Every Sat Tyler Yarema and hisRhythm. “Après Work” Series Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays 7-9PM. Jun 2 Alex Pangmanand her Alleycats every month); Jun 28 Richard Underhill. Jun 29Elena Kapeleris. Jun 30 Vince Bertucci.*Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The*194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.ca (cover charge applies toselected evening shows, call ahead)Jun 1 6:30PM 9:30PMBuddy Aquilina. Jun 2 6:30PM Morgan Childs& Friends; 9:30PM Shannon Butcher. Jun 34PM Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30PM The Jivebombers;9:45PM Dave Neill Quartet. Jun 412PM Patty Duffy & Abbey Trio; 3:30: JakeChisholm; 7PM: Kathryn Merriam; 9:45PM SoulStew. Jun 5 11AM-6PM Humber CommunityMusic School Student Recitals; 7PM Tom ReynoldsTrio; 9:30 YUKA. Jun 6 6:30PM Shields,Johnston & Fielding; 9:30: Convergence. Jun7 6:30PM Richard Whiteman Trio; 9:30 ClassicRex Jazz Jam. Jun 8 6:30PM Trio; 9:30PM Madeline Forster. Jun 9 6:30Morgan Childs & Friends; 9:30 Alex ColemanOctet: Charles Mingus Tribute. Jun 10 4PMHogtown Syncopators; 6:30PM The Jivebombers;9:45PM Jovino Santos Neto. Jun 1112PM Laura Marks; 3:30PM Rip, Rig & PanicBig Band. 6:30PM Kathryn Merriam; 9:45Chris Hunt Tentet+2. Jun 12 12PM ExcelsiorWHAT IS THIS THING CALLED JAZZ? / PART I continued from page 7a mere century, the umbrella term has sheltered Dixieland, swing,bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz, post bop,soul jazz, jazz fusion, jazz funk, acid jazz and many other variants – aMany of the above varieties can be found at this year’s TD TorontoJazz Festival, from some surprising choices (Jessye Norman, KoernerHall, June 28 at 8pm) to one of the music’s most currently electric suc-who devotes their life to an art form that demands a spirit – at least a artist Don Francks (Dominion on Queen, June 29 at 8pm) is verythe way, this tremendously gifted musician, actor, poet, visual artistUnder the category of blues, much adored singer and multi-instrumentalistJulian Fauth is not going to be singing the blues forcommunity has responded by putting together several fundraisingconcert will feature performances by Harrison Kennedy, Paul Reddick,Bobby Dean Blackburn, Treasa Levasseur and Donné Roberts, withOne element that Jazz Festival sessionswill take place at QuotesBar & Grill, hosted onmost nights by fantasticThere will be a $10 covercharge for the generalpublic, but musicianswho wish to sit in willbe welcome to attend ata variety of players andsingers show up to makethe sessions as engagingas possible, for thesePianist Stacie McGregor hostsFestival jam at Quotes.sessions are the meetingplace of musicians, audiences and the folks behind the scenes – where, from the late, great Sarah Vaughan (Down Beat magazine,1982): Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist and entertainmentjournalist. He can be contacted at jazz@thewholenote.com.ORI DAGANJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 41

Dixieland Jazz; 3:30PM Robbie Lane & the Disciples;7PM Tom Reynolds Trio; 9:30PM Earthtones.Jun 13 6:30PM Shields, Johnston &Fielding; 9:30 Jazz Mechanics Big Band. Jun14 6:30PM Richard Whiteman Trio; 9:30 ClassicRex Jazz Jam. Jun 15 6:30PM Trio; 9:30PM Lord Bubba. Jun 16 6:30 MorganChilds & Friends; 9:30 Gabriel Palatchi. Jun 174PM Hogtown Syncopators; 6:30PM The Jivebombers;9:45PM Yvette Tollar. Jun 18 12PMLayla Zoe; 3:30PM Jerome Godboo; 7PM JustinBacchus; 9:30PM Mirko Guerrini. Jun 1912PM Excelsior Dixieland Jazz; 3:30PM ClubDjango; 7PM Tom Reynolds Trio; 9:30PM CurtisMacDonald. Jun 20 6:30PM Shields, Johnston& Fielding; 9:30 John Cheesman Big Band.Jun 21 6:30PM Richard Whiteman Trio; 9:30Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jun 22 6:30PM Hiltz Trio; 9:30 Annual Player’s Party (closedto the public) Jun 23 6:30PM Morgan childsTrio; 8PM Pat LaBarbera; 11PM Triodes feat.Ray Anderson. Jun 24 3PM Hogtown Syncopators;5PM The Jivebombers; 8PM Kelly Jefferson;11PM Triodes feat. Ray Anderson. Jun 2512PM Danny Marks & Friends; 3:30PM SwingShift Big Band; 8PM Mike Murley; 11PM BobbySparks Trio. Jun 26 12PM Excelsior Dixieland& Jazz Band; 3:30PM Freeway Dixieland; 7PMAlex Goodman; 9:30 Bobby Sparks Trio. Jun27 6:30 Eric St. Laurent Trio; 9:30 Ben Monderwith Barry Romberg. Jun 28 6:30 RichardWhiteman Trio; 9:30 John MacLeod’s Rex HotelOrchestra. Jun 29 5PM Worst Pop Band Ever;8PM Uri Caine Trio; 11PM Jangeun Bae withGreg Osby; Jun 30 5PM Raoul & the Big Time;8PM Uri Caine Trio; 11PM Jangeun Bae withGreg Osby.*Ristorante Roma*1090 Bloor St. W. 416-531-4000All shows: PWYCJun 24 8PM Victor Monsivais Latin Band. Jun25 5PM Coleman Tinsley Trio. Jun 26 6PMWelcome to Abbey’s Meltdown. Jun 27 6PMHotland Trio. Jun 28 6PM Doon.Jun 29 SiddarthJazz Band. Jun 30 Ed Vokurka Jazz ViolinTrio. Jul 1 5PM Coleman Tinsley Trio; 8PM VictorMonsivais Latin Band. Jul 2 5PM Sam theShark Trio; 8PM Bossa Tres.Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comStatlers on Church487 Church St. 647-351-0957www.statlersonchurch.caEvery Mon SINGular Sensation Open Mic wJenni Walls and Donvoan LeNabat Every TueChris Tsujiuchi; Every Wed Bram Zeidenberg;Every Thu Open Mic w Donavan LeNabat;Every Fri Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett; EverySat Alex Hopkins. Every Sun James Moyer.*Ten Feet Tall*1381 Danforth Ave. 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caEvery 2nd and 4th Tue Dunstan Morey & theToronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association. EveryThu Jazz Jam hosted by Brendan Davis Triow guest Chris Gale. Saturday Night Cabaret8PM PWYC: Jun 4 Thyron Lee Whyte &Ken Fornetran. Jun 11 Clela Errington. Jun 18At Ease. Sunday Afternoon Matinee 3:30-6:30PM NO COVER: Jun 5 Steve Koven Trio.Jun 12 Whitney Ross Barris & Shannon Butcher.Jun 19 Bruce Cassidy.Jazz Festival: all shows PWYC: Jun 249PM Kingsley Ettienne. Jun 25 3:30PM AmyMcConnell; 9PM Betty Richardson. Jun 263:30PM James Warburton’s Spirit of Jazz. Jun27 8PM David Occhipinti Trio feat. AndrewDowning. Jun 28 8PM Sam Broverman Trio.Jun 29 8PM Sultans of String. Jun 30 8PMOri Dagan. Jul 1 9PM Juliann Kuchoki. Jul 23:30PM June Garber; 9PM Alex Samaras singsSondheim. Jul 3 Carin Redman with Mark Kieswetter,Ross MacIntyre and Ben Riley.Trane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.com (full schedule)Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137www.tranzac.org (full schedule)3-4 shows daily, various styles.Every Mon Open Mic 10PM. Every Fri TheFoolish Things 5PM. Show this month include:Jun 1 Abigail Lapell.Jun 2 God’s Gift to Yoda.Jun 3 La Boheme (sung in English). Jun 4 LesPetits Nouveau. Jun 5 Monk’s Music. Jun 6City of Hope: AFC Fundraiser. Jun 7 Harley CardQuartet. Jun 8 Miles Ahead: Toronto Jazz Orchestrafeat Kevin Turcotte pays tribute to GilEvans. Jun 9 Anna Atkinson CD Release w/ Dogis Blue. Jun 10 Tim Posgate and Sorry Cousins.Jun 11 Scott B. Sympathy. Jun 12 Lina Allemano4. Jun 13 This is Awesome. Jun 14 TrevorGiancola Trio. Jun 15 Di Nigunim and Baronsof Tang. Jun 16 Bill Toms, John Allaire and GingerSt. James. Jun 17 Ugly Bug Band. Jun 18Michael Davidson. Jun 19 Believers. Jun 21 Molly Sweeney. Jun 22 CorrinaRose & Suzy Wilde. Jun 23 The Thing Is.Jun 24 Eric Chenaux and the Dead Rat Orchestra.Jun 25 Joe Hall. Jun 26 Steve Ward Presents.Jun 28 Muscox and the Unsupervised.Jun 29 Make It! Jun 30 Bluegrass and Oldtime.*Whistler’s Grille & Café Bar*995 Broadview Ave.All shows: NO COVERJun 24,25 6PM Darius Nargolwalla. Jun26,27 6PM Havana Blues Trio. Jun 28 6PMNate Hiltz and the Barricades. Jun 29 6PMSheree Jaecocke & Trio La Sera. Jun 30 6PMTone Dogs Blues Band. Jul 1 11AM: Ribfest:Jazz & Blues All-Day. Jul 2 6PM Chuck Jackson& the Allstars. Jul 3 6PM Havana Blues Trio.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music Fridays.Fundraisers, GalasETCETERA!ORI DAGANC-one exception is fundraisers/galas, which frequently fueldebate: concert listing, or ETCeteras?So how do we decide? Commingle. This musicalcharity event at Lula Lounge will feature a silent auction, doorPerforming at Commingle Saxophone Quartet, and three-time JUNO-nominated a cappella. But as you can see looking at the Galas and Fundraisers on theBetter than average festivals also have an impact on the Etceteras,presenting, or attracting, not only entertainment for the heart andPage Memorial Trust, this year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival onceagain shows up in our Workshops section – a series of daily discus-this year’s workshops (detailed in full on the jazz festival’s websiteSymposiaGroundbreaking Academy takesperformers, agents, venues and arts organization who wish to attendmarketing for the arts and fundraising for organizations, large andto step back from tactics and think hard about strategy: how tosurvive and thrive in this persistently mutating global culture that include all the relevant details when you next contact us atLook for favourite live music venues onour website map, World of The WholeNotethewholenote.comPREMIERE SOURCE FOR HIGH QUALITY FOOD(416) 364-7397 www.pasqualebros.com42 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

E. The ETCeterasGALAS & FUNDRAISERSMusic Mondays. 20th anniversarygala reception. Reception follows noonhourconcert by Wendy Weilier. RSVP: gala@musicmondays.ca or 416-598-4521 x304.Music Gallery/Scion. SummerCourtyard Series: DUBLAB: TONALISM.All-night, 12-hour, multi-media season closingfundraising event for the Music Gallery. FeaturingDNTEL, Teebs, Matthewdavid and others.Music Gallery Courtyard and Sanctuary, 197John St. 416-204-1080. $30(after 9pm);$25(before 9pm); $22(adv); $40(series pass,June 3, 4, 9, 10).PATRICIA GREEN voiceMAX CHRISTIE clarinetNEW MUSIC CONCERTSSUNDAY JUNE 12 7 pmGALLERY 345New Music Concerts. FundraisingSoiree. Carter: Poems of Zukovsky;other works. Patricia Green, mezzo; MaxChristie, clarinet. Gallery 345, 345 SoraurenAve. 416-961-9594. $50(charitable receiptissued for CRA allowable portion).June 25 10am-2pm: Central TorontoBranch of the Ontario Registered MusicTeachers Association. Sale of Used Music.Sheet music, collections, texts beginner to advancedfor all instruments, voice and theory.St. John’s Norway Anglican Church, 470Woodbine Ave. 416-423-7837. Proceeds forstudent scholarships.Toronto Alliance forthe Performing Arts. Dora Mavor MooreAwards. Toronto’s theatre, dance and operaawards, hosted by Craig Lauzon and MichaelaWashburn. Pre-show VIP Reception from 6pm-7:30pm at the Sony Centre for the PerformingArts (1 Front St. E.); awards at 8pm at theBluma Appel Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centrefor the Arts, 27 Front St. E.; after partyto follow along Front Street. 416-366-7723.$65–$165. www.tapa.caCOMPETITIONS & SCHOLARSHIPSOriana Women’sChoir. Canadian Choral Composition Competitionfor Young Composers (30 Years and Under).Prizes of $1000 for compositions in the followingcategories: i) new setting of the text SilentNight; ii) new setting of the text Laudate Dominum;iii) new setting of the poem Rubies byRalph Waldo Emerson. Winning compositionswill be performed by Oriana Women’s Choir’supcoming season. $25 entry fee per composition;for SA/SSA/SSAA voices, a cappella orwith piano accompaniment. Deadline August 1.SCREENINGSLuminato. 2081 and Requiemfor a Dream. Film screenings feature originalscores by Luminato artist in residence, the KronosQuartet. TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 5, 350King St. W. 416-368-3100. Free.Luminato. Music of CentralAsia, Volume 8. Documentary about KronosQuartet, Alim and Fargana Qasimov. David PecautSquare. 416-368-3100. Free.Luminato. Music of CentralAsia, Volumes 3 and 6. Volume 3: HomayunSakhi and the art of the Afghan rubab; Volume6: Alim and Fargana Qasimov and the SpiritualMusic of Azerbaijan. David Pecaut Square.416-368-3100. Free.Yonge-DundasSquare. Dancing in the Dark Summer Series.Pride Week Double Bill: Paris is Burning (1990)and Hairspray (1988). 416-703-5479.www.ydsquare.ca. Free.Yonge-Dundas Square. Dancingin the Dark Summer Series. Beach BlanketBingo (1965). 416-703-5479.www.ydsquare.ca. Free.LECTURES/SYMPOSIARoyal Conservatory.Keyboard Pedagogy Professional DevelopmentSummit: Renew, Refresh and Inspire. Intensive2-day professional development summit focuseson essential issues facing both establishedand emerging keyboard teachers. The summitwill take place July 24-25 at the Royal Conservatory.Before July 1: $275(includes lunch);$150(student price, includes lunch). 416-408-2824 x350. teacherpedagogy@rcmusic.ca.Toronto Mahler SocietyMahler Symphony No. 5. Presentation onMahler’s Fifth including a CD comparison ofrecent and classic recordings. Review of theNo Strings TheatrepresentsSweeney ToddThe Demon Barber of Fleet StreetMusic and Lyrics byBook bySTEPHEN SONDHEIM HUGH WHEELER6 performances with orchestraJuly 27–30details on lineThere are still spaces in our programfor youths ages 13–21Registration Deadline June 15AUDITIONS are running now for our summer Pit Orchestra program!WWW.NOSTRINGSTHEATRE.COM80 Acadia Avenue, Unit 309, Markham ON L3R 9V1SalesViolin Viola Cello BowsRepair and RentalProfessional violin maker andString instrument rental servicePhilharmonic Music Ltd.SchoolPrivate lessons and examsViolin Viola Cello Bass905-784-2028 www.philharmoniccanada.comPublicity, press kits& image consultingfor performers416.544.1803www.lizpr.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 43

Leipzig Mahler Festival. Rm. 224 NorthernDistrict Branch - Toronto Public Library, 40Orchard View Blvd. 416-993-9298.Free (mem-www.torontomahlersociety.org.International Society ofthe Performing Arts. Groundbreaking Academy.The ISPA Academy, an intensive two dayarts administration program at the Toronto2011 ISPA Congress, will focus on the predominantchallenges facing arts professionalsin the surrounding region. Open to the public.1-212-206-8490 x202. $50 USD.www.ispa.org/toronto2011Luminato.A Common Search for the Creative Spark. Composer/DJNitin Sawhney and chorographer AkramKhan discuss the search for art and howit is inspired by their collaborative partnership.Tiff Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 KingSt. W. 416-368-3100. Free.MASTERCLASSESSinging Studioof Deborah Staiman. Masterclass. Musicaltheatre/audition preparation, using textualanalysis and other interpretative tools for the“sung monologue.” Yonge & Eglinton area –please call for exact location. 416-483-9532.www.singingstudio.caWORKSHOPSTD Toronto JazzFestival. Ken Page Memorial Trust WorkshopSeries. Workshops led by Ted Quinlan, BernieSenensky, Ross Porter, Cathy Mitro, John Mac-Leod, Jay Cleary, Don Thompson and NicoleE. The ETCeterasRampersaud. HMV Store at Metro Square, 221King St. W. 416- 928-2033. Free. For dailyworkshop topics, visit www.torontojazz.comTD Toronto Jazz Festival.“Jazz for the Teach” Workshop. Jazz educatorsChristine Duncan & Shirantha Beddage. ImperialPub, 54 Dundas St. E. 416- 977-4667. Free.TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Ken Page Memorial Trust Workshop Series.Youth Jazz Showcase Workshop with BerkleeGlobal Jazz Institute Quartet. Rex Hotel, 194Queen St. W. 416- 598-2475. Free.TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Ken Page Memorial Trust Workshop Series. BigBand Slam: Big bands from high schools acrossToronto duke it out. Andrew Jones moderatesand shares his big band experience. Rex Hotel,194 Queen St. W. 416- 598-2475. Free.ANNOUNCEMENTSRotmanResearch Institute, Baycrest, University ofToronto. Musical and Autobiographical Memory.Dr. Takako Fujioka is seeking composersable to participate in a one-time 1.5 hour testingsession at Baycrest hospital (401 BathurstSt.) involving listening to music and keywordsand recalling associated memories. For furtherdetails about the study, interested individualsshould contact Dr. Takako Fujioka at tfujioka@rotman-baycrest.on.ca or by phone at 416-785-2500 x3413.TorontoPublic Library/Neighbourhood Arts Network.Culture Days. The Toronto Public Libraryis offering free venues to Toronto-based artistsand arts organizations wishing to be partof Culture Days on September 30 and October1, 2011. 45 TPL branches will provide varioustypes of venues at no cost, enabling artists totake their practice out of their private studiosinto the accessible spaces of library branches.To be considered the arts activity must be freeand interactive. Applications available online.416-646-7469. www.culturedays.caKingsway Conservatoryof Music. The Halls are Alive - MusicalOpen House. Studio tours, information andregistration for private lessons. 2848 Bloor St.W. 416-234-0121.Harbourfront Centre. HATCH 2012. Programmeopen to all Toronto-area artists anddesigned to incubate and foster invention andinnovation in local performance. Selected artistsreceive a 1-week residency, professionalsupport and resources. 416-952-7969.hatch@harbourfrontcentre.com.TorontoCatholic District School Board. SummerSchool for the Arts. For students grades 8-12who have a talent and passion for creativewriting, dance, drama, music, theatre or visualarts, or those interested in graphic design,tography.No audition is required. Courses runJuly 4–July 29 from 8:30am-3:15pm at CardinalCarter Academy for the Arts, 36 Green-CanadianFolk Music Awards. Seventh Annual CFMAs.Inviting all Canadian folk, roots and world musiciansto submit for the 2011 awards. Open toCanadian artists who have released recordingsbetween June 15, 2010 and June 14, 2011.For complete details,visit:http://canadianfolkmusicawards.ca/eligibility.CanadianOpera Company. Tour the Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts. 416-363-8231. 145Queen St. W. $13; $7(sr/st); free(12 and under). Ongoing: MNJCC Senior’s ChoirLET YOURINNER SONGBE SUNGSenior (55+) choir meets every Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm. No experience necessary, everyonewelcome. 416-924-6211 x133. $3 drop-in. Naxos Music Library accessible from home,iPhone or iPod Touch to more than 46,000 classicalCDs with your library card. Go to www.torontopubliclibrary.ca and type Naxos in thesearch box. More info: 416-393-7131.Registration open: Canadian Opera Company.Summer Youth Intensive July 4-8. Forages 14-18. Operatic music, movement, drama,production & design, guided by professionals inquired.416-306-2692. $175. www.coc.caRegistration open: Canadian Opera Company.Summer Opera Camp. July 11-15, 9am,-3:30pm (ages 7-9); July 18-22, 9am-3:30pm(ages 10-12) . Participants play, sing, danceand create visual art with professional artisteducatorsand create their own operatic adventureto be performed for friends and family onthe last day of camp. No audition or prior experienceis required; some bursaries available.416-306-2692. $175. www.coc.ca.CARAS/Art Gallery of Ontario.Art That Sings. Installation. 8 JUNOAward winning and nominated musicians singleout Canadian artistic works that serve as aninspiration. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 DundasSt. W. 416-979-6660 x403.ALEXANDER KATS (416) 340-1844alexander.kats@sympatico.caWhole ClassicalVoice Training for all ages inall styles of SingingClassical Voice Trainingusing Yoga Postures,Alexander Technique,Mindful Meditation techniques,and Expressive MovementOn Bayview at Eglintonwww.83VOICE.com416 83 VOICE(838-6423)Auditions 2011 2012Monday June 13, 6-9pmTuesday June 14, 6-9pmChoral Singing ExcellenceFor Children & YouthTo book an auditioncontact us at(905) 337-7104www.oakvillechildrenschoir.org44 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

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Who is July andAugust’s Child?This poised little comedienne, alreadywith an appetite for primadonnaribbons and bows, is certainly notyour typical bathroom diva, and thissummer she’ll be part of a Stratfordcelebration, serenading the life ofThink you know who our mysteryPlease provide your mailing addressdraw among correct replies receivedSinging “The more we get together –the happier we’ll be!”1952, Braemore Gardens, Toronto.We Are All Music’s ChildrenJune’s Child Mayumi SeilerMJ BUELLMayumi Seiler and two of herconstant companions:a J.B. Guadagnini violin (circa 1740),and Kobe, the Jack Russell.Violinist Mayumi Seiler is the founderand artistic director of the Torontobasedchamber ensemble Via Salzburg,an instructor at the University of Torontoand the Glenn Gould School, and one quarterof the Seiler Quartet (with Midori Seiler,-chamber repertoire on the Hyperion, Virgin until the age of six, when her family movedformed when the sisters were little childrenand they toured extensively in Europe andformative studies at the University Mozart-of years in Germany and then moved to London,England and The Guildhall School ofgingcareer there until she moved to Toron-Mayumi, what does that childhood photomake you to think about?CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! HERE’S WHAT THEY WON — Clement Ng (Hamilton) and Stephen Erlichman (Toronto) both won a pair of tickets for Toronto Summer Music’sFORGOTTEN ROMANTICS (July 23 7:30pm), at Walter Hall. The celebrated Vienna Piano Trio joins forces withChristopher Costanza, Mark Fewer, and Mayumi Seiler for a concert of music by Moszkowski, Goldmark, and Spohr.The evening includes a 6:15 pre-concert talk by Dr. Robin Elliott: Three Studies in Fame and Obscurity. Tiiu Klein (Kleinburg) and Glenroy Alleyne (Oshawa) both won a pair of tickets for Via Salzburg’s firstconcert of the new season at the warm and intimate Rosedale United Church. THE REST IS SILENCE(October 14) will feature music of innovation, tradition, and inspiration: Debussy and Brahms usher in thevoice of Mark Richards, one of Canada’s fine young composers. viasalzburg.com Jeff Keff (Toronto) and Kwan-wah Inglis (Toronto) won Via Salzburg’s current recording VIA SALZBURG, VOLUME 3.Mayumi Seiler leads the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, with guests Brian Manker, cello; Eliot Fisk, guitar;George Gao, erhu; Jaime Martin, flute; Ronald George, horns; Stephen Cameron, french horn; in works by Handel,Piazzolla, Haydn, Mozart and Gao.of my childhood in Japan, and howat the time – my sisters andit was as ordinary as learning to eatOther musicians or performers inyour family? Father and mother metwhile studying piano at Princetonand Juilliard, all four daughters areWhere did listening to music fitinto your life?house constantly, my parents hadpiano students coming in and outof our home and my older two sisters wereFirst memories of playing the violin? Gettingtuned up by my parents as a four year oldbefore a big concert with my two sisters in-for all these years and still comes to concertsMayumi Seiler will perform in Rising likethe Sun: a Japanese Earthquake ReliefFundraising Concert, with soprano MichikoHayashi, The Gladiolus Singers, and CoroSan Marco on June 16 (see listings).Read the full interview at thewholenote.com.Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges Marie, Douglas, Natasha, Luisa, Michael, Jennifer, Toronto Summer Music, and Via Salzburg.June 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 47MICHAEL MACKENZIE

Book ShelfPAMELA MARGLESAfrican Rhythms: The Autobiographyof Randy WestonComposed by Randy Weston andarranged by Willard JenkinsDuke University Press352 pages, photos; $32.95 US whois Randy Weston,it would be likeEllington, someBasie, some Monk,some Tatum, andthrow in somein the pot, you stir it up, and you haveautobiography to the mix and you havean even more vivid picture of who RandyOn each page his personality comes throughhe told Jenkins his story during the lengthy vision that suffuses his compositions like HiFly and Little NilesThat, he explains, is why he was never an technique as a pianist, recalling experiencesEllington, Basie and especially his mentor,-on his own music, but on the very roots of-he went as far as to move to Morocco, wherehe lived for a number of years, immersinghimself in the music of traditional peopleerthan the western concept and it’s basedupon very powerful, spiritual values and naturally in conversations make for someemerges here sounds convincingly likeRandy Weston is playing a solo concert atthe Glenn Gould Studio on Sunday, June 26at 6:00pm as part of the TD Toronto JazzFestival.The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess:A 75th Anniversary Celebrationby Marc Thompson;forward by Marc GershwinAmadeus Press200 pages, photos; $29.99 US of Porgy and Bess forGeorge Gershwinthink the music isThompson showsin this history of the opera, Gershwin washardly alone in his enthusiasm for what hasmisunderstandings over whether it promotedracial stereotyping, and confusion overwhether it was in fact an opera, audiencesThe librettist Dubose Heyward was anaristocratic white Southerner whose great–great-grandfather had signed the Declarationbased Porgy and Bess on the authenticdialects and songs of the descendants ofcould play the roles on stage, and refused toTheir remarkably harmonious collaborationresulted in something entirely new – anoperatic synthesis of European classicalThompson quotes Gershwin saying thatthat he hopes Porgy and Bess will combinethe drama and romance of Carmen and thebeauty of Die Meistersingerstory, and although Thompson uncoversmost interesting aspect of his book is theway he describes the performances of Porgyand Bessperspective as a stage director, he analyzesthe performers, director and designers of theThis book has been beautifully produced(apart from the spotty index), and illustratedthroughout with a wonderful collection ofphotos of productions and casts, letters betweenHeyward and Gershwin, and paintingsby the multi-talented brothers themselves,including some startlingly revealing self-performance of the complete version of Porgyand Bess since the premiere, will lead hisCastleton Festival Orchestra and soloists inselections from the opera at the BlackCreekFestival on Friday, July 22 at 8.00 pm.48 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Editor’s CornerDAVID OLDSI-Centrediscs opera Louis Riel (CMCDVD 16711) with musicby Harry Somers and libretto by Mavorwould be a mistake to consider Louis RielDierdre Beckwith’s NightBlooming CereusSomers’ own TheFool - – itwould be less soto acknowledge it (who also funded the Encyclopedia of MusicvivedLouis Riel in 1975 with performancesperformance were later used to produce the 100th anniversary of Riel’s original RedRiver Uprising, the opera was adapted forand directed by Leon Major (who had alsothe DVD, featuring most of the original cast,notably Bernard Turgeon who is brilliantthroughout both vocally and as an actor in thenow-familiar lullaby Kuyascharged with the role of intermediary betweenRiel and the government in Ottawa, whatdated (particularly the obvious use ofits infancy) the production as a whole haswithstood the passing of more than four dec-many of them in their prime, and it is a joymusic, which is a clever and compelling mixtureof traditional melodies, lyrical arias – forthe most part unaccompanied – and moderntechnique, including a very sparse but focussedorchestration with extensive use ofpercussion, is as convincing now as when it“… this glorious momentin Canada’s musicaldevelopment anda time when our nationalbroadcaster took pride …”rights and duplicitous government action, notwho claims to hear/speak with the Voice of which includes full plot synopsis, bilingualscene descriptions and libretto in fourchurch service Latin), makes no mentionof the television production other than theadmirable that the opera is truly bilingual –to me that there are neither subtitles noris surprisingly clear, so that those whodo understand the languages can indeedunderstand the words, but what of thoseoption of surtitles, but for the televisionproduction and, more to the point, the 2011DVD release, surely it would have been aOther missed opportunities include theintroductions to parts one and two of theopera, but not as they would have appearedThe other feature is a welcome discussionbetween Somers and Moore moderated byforces are no longer with us – Harry Somersdied in 1999 and Mavor Moore, althoughnot noted in the biography provided, inBernard Turgeon, Joseph Rouleau and Maryauspicious personalities could have shared is basically a labour of love with a shoe-for doing as much as he is able with it – butsurely for a project of this magnitude with socould have been found to supplement theare thankful for the opportunity to revisitdevelopment and a time when our nationalbroadcaster took pride in promoting andwww.thewholenote.comadded features including direct links toperformers, composers and record labels,—David Olds, DISCoveries Editordiscoveries@thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 49

VOCALCaldara – La Conversione diClodoveo, Re di FranciaAllyson McHardy; Nathalie Paulin; SuzieLeBlanc; Matthew White;Le Nouvel Opera; Alexander WeimannATMA ACD2 2505Le NouvelOpéra, a companydirected bySuzie LeBlanctributeda stellarperformance of a later Roman oratorios, set in the galant stylefor a small instrumental ensemble with sing-Thus we have a cast of four: the pagan Kinghis captain Uberto sung by countertenorThe artistry of the ensemble and the vocalbeauty of these four voices and their marvellousinterpretive skills in conveying dramaticsuperb foil as the forceful warrior to Paulin’stender charms as wife, LeBlanc’s patientand organ provides a masterful but sensitiveaccompaniment, allowing these superb voicesmore evident than in the king and queen’sduet which takes place after the baptismalritual, the two voices intertwining and signi-—Dianne WellsHommage – Joseph RouleauJoseph RouleauAnalekta AN 2 9874–6This collectionof songs and ariasprovides a splendidtribute to thealso serves as anintroduction to agreat singer whoseRouleau spent most of his career performingworld, though he did return frequently tofor his role as Bishop Taché in the landmarkHarry Somers’ Louis RielThe sheer beauty of Rouleau’s voice onmost striking in the excerpts from operas,like Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor withJoan Sutherland, and Boito’s , ishow he dramatically shapes and colours hissongs, especially the complete cycles likeBrahms Four Serious Songs, Mussorgsky’sChants et danses de la morts, and Ravel’sDon Quichotte à Dulcinée, he achieves anexciting sense of emotional urgency, even inTwo songs by Rodolphe Mathieu, the sultryL’automne and the adventurous L’hiver,unfortunately, the booklet provides no informationon them, or on any of the selections,photos, a short biography of Rouleau, andcomments from the singer himself who, ateighty-two, remains active today as national—Pamela MarglesGreat Canadian HymnsPax Christi ChoraleIndependent (www.paxchristichorale.org) invited both professionaland amateurto enter their inaug-eight entries, this recording, lovingly performedby the choir, features eleven hymnsEternal,Unchanging, We Sing to Your Praise thrownrepresented and there is a good mix of newsettings of traditional texts and texts writ-composed I Heard that God Was Power,the text for which was written by his wifeJudith Snowdon of Saint Joseph de Kent,New Brunswick for Do You Not Know, HaveYou Not Heard? Third Prize was awarded topositionGod of All NationsThoughtfully included in this package isresource for organists and choirs who wishfew of the works might pose quite a challengefor congregational singing, they would,—Dianne WellsEARLY & PERIOD PERFORMANCEEarly DreamsConstantinople; Françoise AtlanAnalekta AN 2 9989 has been specialisingfor tenyears in exploringMediterraneanoral tradition andmedieval musicalarea in terms bothmusicological and geographical, not leastwith the export of Spanish music to the New core of sétar, percussion and viola da gambawith a guest baroque guitarist and, aboveOne must single out Detente, sombrade mi bien esquivo (based on Spagnoletta,gamba and lute playing, and the words of her interpretations of baroque settings of declarity of voice alone would make these re-One pleasant question to decide iswhether Oesterle’s settings or those of theFandango of Mexico-basedenjoying a golden age of its music in the mid-the musical legacy of Spain’s conquests of—Michael SchwartzTelemann – The Recorder CollectionClas Pehrsson; Dan LaurinBIS BIS–CD–1488/90This six-discboxed set offers athorough collectionrecorder music: thefantasias, sonatasand miscellaneouspieces with bassocontinuo, duets, and Dan Laurin, an active member in the current50 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

several players who helped put the recordermaterial has been newly recorded, most ofthe contents are reissues of earlier recordings,and herein lies one of this compilation’sunusual virtues – a chance to hear two differentplayers, at different phases of theirmusical lives, and to compare two somewhatdifferent approaches to this fundamental andand his other solo contributions are the twolovely Neue Sonatinen recorded in 2008 –it’s very interesting to hear what has changedtributions,which include some bravura takeson the solo sonatas, range in recording datedifferent takes on ornamentation in slowmovements, use of vibrato, articulationstyles, and the liberties taken (or not) withwhat Telemann actually indicated in his ownallegro, and presto, and even betweenmore recorder music than some would everwant to hear, it’s some of the best Baroquerepertoire available for the instrument,make clear the fact that instrumental taste—Alison Melvillewww.thewholenote.comwith keyboard music by Froberger performedCLASSICAL & BEYONDCPE Bach – Cello ConcertosTruls Mørk; Les Violons duRoy; Bernard LabadieVirgin Classics 50999 6944920 8Soloist, orchestraand conductorare in perfect synchon this beautiful andstylish recordingof the rarely-heardcello concertos ofbetween 1750 and1752, the three concertos are fascinatingand challenging works and very differentThe nine movements display a wide varietyingwildly in the same movement – andmid-eighteenth century, the Baroque era isThe solo playing of the Norwegiancellist Truls Mørk is full of depth, burstingwith virtuosity and gloriously free andchallenges of the quick movements withpanache, and displays a sweet, transparentand vulnerable sense of line in the slowsublime beauty in these pieces and MørkBernard Labadie and Les Violons du Royinfuse these pieces with tremendous energyand are a great support and foil to Mørk’sthroughout in the tradition of great chamberorchestra cellist Benoit Loiselle who partnersfrom time to time with Mørk in two celloOne further interesting aspect of thisrecording is the varied cadenzas – one by—Larry BeckwithBeethoven – Gods, Heroes and Men(Symphony 3; Creatures of Prometheus)Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal;Kent NaganoAnalekta AN 2 9838My love affairwith the Eroicasymphony started atthe age of 10 whenconcert conductedby the legendaryOtto Klemperer at- out that Herbert von Karajan travelled allthe way to London just to hear Klempererdo the EroicaNagano was a student and associate of SeijiOzawa who in turn was a student and associ-established, now we can rest assured that mybeloved EroicaNagano takes a refreshing look at thearytheme (1st movement) really sings andthe complex architectonics of the 1st move-of the 2nd movement, always a challenge forthe conductor, has a shattering, extraordin-with their joie de vivre and uncanny preci-crowns the Symphony with its ubiquitousPrometheus theme and variations and stampedesalong with breathtaking virtuoso bra-side with the unexpected, devil may care arlyinsight in drawing parallels betweenthe budding Romanticism, the cult of theHero, the Greek myth of Prometheus andNapoleon, a single man who could bringthan that in view of the bloodbath that followedwhich left the French male populationwithout his personal views and literary interpretations,Nagano establishes himself as agreat conductor for our time and this record-—Janos GardonyiThe Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 53Marc-André Hamelin;RSO Berlin; Ilan VolkovHyperion CDA67635Like a big meal,the Max Reger pianoconcerto in F minor,lengeboth to serveand Schoenberg forhis commitment tomodernism, Reger nevertheless admittedthat his concerto would be misunderstoodhim personal distress, loss of health and an -meets Reger’s relentless demand for highlyReger’s music is contrapuntally thick andHamelin works wonderfully with conductorscore remains balanced, especially in theThe second movement, however, allows onlydermoments here are a compliment to bothpianist and conductor and provide a starkJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 51

The Steinway used in the recordingheavy playing its tuning holds rock steady Strauss’ Burleske is also a demanding work,but it comes across as light, airy and slightly—Alex BaranSongs Without WordsJulius DrakeATMA ACD2 2616Julius Drake is asought-after Englishpianist who devotesmost of his careerto accompanyingsingers, typicallyintelligent art songrecitalists of the piano roots while still saluting the song idea,by crafting a tender program of short lyricalcharacter pieces, many of them familiar to Mendelssohn, two of whose Songs WithoutWords are included, a Venetian gondola songand the Duettoby two Album for the Young selections, andone from Scenes from Childhooda Brahms Intermezzo, a Schubert MomentMusical, a Grieg Lyric Piece, and Debussy’sClair de LuneMore recent selections are a lullaby byPoulenc, four of Bartók’s Mikrokosmos pieces,Britten’s Holiday Diary Johanne Goyette, Drake’s songful renderings- make a nice gift to any music lover who—Peter Kristian Mosecontinue at www.thewholenote.com withRachmaninov’s Second Symphony conductedRite of SpringStrings AttachedTERRY ROBBINSVMark Fewer, never onefor simply sticking to the standardrepertoire, has combined with pianistJohn Novacek on an absolutely stunningSonatas for Violinand Piano composer George Antheil (AzicaACD–71263) which grabs youby the ears right from the startscene, where he was befriendedby the poet Ezra Pound and themovement aural onslaught,parodying and distorting a wholerange of well-known melodiesand styles over a percussive calls for a huge range of unorthodox effects,fascination with machines and mechanicalhaving second thoughts about his avant-than to the percussive Stravinsky of theit has never been performedand Novacek are both simplynotes by Mauro Piccinini areoutstanding, contributing enormouslyto a fuller understanding of the music’sSchool of Music, the sound quality matches Janine JansenBeau Soir, her newItamar Golan – and hermusical artistry and sensitivity (Decca 4782256)the backbone of a programme of Frenchpieces, including Debussy’s Beau soirand Clair de lune, Messiaen’s Thème etVariations, Fauré’s Après un rêve and LiliBoulanger’s Nocturnewho wrote a concerto for Jansen in 2008,the common nocturnal theme in some of theselected works, and suggested structuringthrough to morning, writing his pieces toJansen clearly has an innate understandingof the French sound, with its subtlety anddelicacy, and offers interpretations that arefull of nuance, shimmering warmth anddispense with the cheesy booklet photos: sheThe Debussyand Ravel ViolinSonatas, along withthe Franck, arealso featured on aBritish violinistJennifer Pike(Chandos CHAN 10667), 67) who has beenattracting a good deal of attention in Englandhere, less subtle and more straightforwardcompetent and workmanlike without being inMartin Roscoe European garneringa lot of attentionis the Norwegianviolinist Vilde Frang,Grieg and StraussViolin Sonatas withpianist Michail Lifits(EMI Classics 9 47639 2), together with thein 2010, is understandably at home with thealmost easy-sounding performance makesit feel possibly a bit less visceral and morewww.thewholenote.com52 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

Chamber Music for HarpValérie Milot; Antoine Bareil; FrançoisVallières; Raphäel Dubé; Jocelyne RoyAnalekta AN 2 9985MODERN & CONTEMPORARYGifted young artistValérie Milot heretwentieth-centuryworks with vigourin Quebec and atJuilliard, Milot openswith Germaineturingtelling moments in this occasionally reading of the march-like opening movement,changing moods for the sultry habaneraMilot’s accomplished technique fully realizesRavel’s piano SonatineSalzedo’s transcription, as reworked by violistFrançois Vallières who joins Milot and-His impeccable voice-leading and harmonic- Wild Bird (1997)received its title from violinist dedicatee among other birdcalls characterize theleading violin, the harp playing a supporting Philippe Hersant’s chant-based ChoralEvocative harp sonorities undergirdpassionate cello outcries, resolving in a—Roger KnoxMusic of Stefan Wolpe Vol. 6David HolzmanBridge Records Bridge 9344(www.BridgeRecords.com) (1902–1972) is stillone of the underappreciatedgreatcomposers of thehas all the complex- Pianist David Holzman is a persuasiveand range from epigrammatic to large-scalesense, rigorous intellect, lightness and wit allFour Studies on Basic Rowswork for only the most intrepid pianists, exploringparticular intervallic relations whileThe fourth of these, Passacaglia is a masterlyconstruction of tempestuous drama andityto bring clarity to the dense counterpointdifferent interpretation from Peter Serkin’slabel, Holzman brings an earthiness to thisToccata in Three PartsThe disc also features many aphoristicPastoraleinterest in Jewish folk music is representedby the dance-like Palestinian NotebookOne very enjoyable feature of both ofliner notes, with a personable and sometimesThe concluding miniature Lively. Why not?—Stephen ClarkeLand of Living Skies –Canadian Woodwind TriosMembers of Estria Woodwind QuintetCentrediscs CMCCD 16811 an intriguing discfeaturing Étiennede Médicis, oboeand Michel Bettez,bassoon – all mem- recent works by Quebec composers show thegroup’s commitment to commissioning newDenis Gougeon’s poetic Le Chant dePaulinesolo clarinet section onward the composerdisplays an assured voice, maintaining anactive line that carries through the breakswork’s dedicatee, handles everything con-playing oboe d’amore in the ensuing duet,Ensemble and intonation are impeccable and Sudbury-based Robert Lemay’s atonalFragmentssuch arresting effects as microtonal pitchLand of Living Skies II, and the use of chantand chorale in Marc O’Reilly’s Le poissonrougeclassicalSerenata Estria to the reed trio’srepertoire, his mastery of free counterpoint—Roger KnoxJAZZ & IMPROVISED33Alex PangmanJustin Time JTR 8569–2(www.justin-time.com)Toronto teemswith jazz vocalists,but few, if any,are as faithful tothe genre’s earlyReminiscent of youthful recordings of Fitzgerald and O’Day,smooth-voiced Pangman has carved out herniche by charming listeners the old-fash-the seldom-sung I Found a New Baby, this, bum’sbest cuts include a cheerful homageHummin’ to Myself),a timeless Jack Teagarden specialty (AHundred Years from Today) and a pair ofThanks and I SurrenderDear, the latter a poignant duet with Rontion,delivered ever so earnestly, that makesher an ideal candidate to rescue these titlessuccess of this recording owes plenty toPianist Peter Hill swings mightily as always,as does Drew Jurecka, who skilfully doublessensational throughout are clarinettist RossJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 53

—Ori DaganAt Somewhere ThereEvan Parker; Wes Neal; Joe SorbaraBarnyard Records BR0321(www.barnyardrecords.com) of condescension,veteran British tenorsaxophonist EvanParker allies hisskills with the talentsof Torontoniansand drummer Joe-live at local performance space SomewhereThere, rhythms, pitches and tones are mixed,matched, mulched and multiplied with a timbralblend that makes it seems as if the trioBalancing methodical plucks and brawnystrums with a hint of sul tasto extensions,Neal marshals his strings to create an un-Sorbara pops, plucks, strikes and bouncesrhythms on the sides and tops of his drumsbell pings, rattling chains and, more frequently,the harsh application of a drum stickMeanwhile Parker, who has been involvedin similar ad-hoc improvising since--or propel the performance in unexpectedmaster of cooperation not dominance, evenhis intervals of nearly superhuman circularbreathing are not challenges but an invitationhis occasional pan-tonal bent notes andnephritic explosions have become merely oneelement in this group’s sonic picture, separatebut equal to the bassist’s double stopping—Ken WaxmanIt’s Our JazzGEOFF CHAPMANabout succeeds, however, with ringing tonescleanly struck, a passion for lyrical melodyminutes – which exercise a quartet roundedWillowbrookhas a bold core with good piano comping,Secret Sun’s forceful, unusual theme isrebellions, while Rocket Fuel when Hilden’s tough lines assault snakymoments with expert idea development,generating a powerful sense of collectiveJune 14 2008 mournfullyoriginal content andelegant executionwhile examiningdifferent approachesis Reg SchwagerTrio – Chromology(Rant Records 1039www.regschwager.com)eight of the 11 songs and works comfortablywith bass Jon Maharaj and drummer MichelA-now recorded an 11-track studio version thatswings with both simplicity andDave Young Quintet –Aspects Of Oscar (Modica MusicMM0111 www.daveyoung.ca)features on six Peterson tunes andBotos (piano), Kevin Turcotte(trumpet), Reg Schwager (guitar)classic Wheatland showcasesauthoritative bass propulsion andrelentlessly appealing playing bybandsmen before Broadway stan-ballad (When Summer Comes)given poignant treatment, as wereSmile and Bernstein’sSomewhere. The legend’s bouncytune Cake Walk Just Friends roars, but perhapsthe best jazz comes with OP’srare excursion into the classicalworld, his Bach Suite (recordedFugue movements plus Bach’s Blues.to know how to keep listeners interestedhowever hard she pushes the boundaries ofNancy Walker – New Hieroglyphics (IndieNW 2011–01 www.nancywalkerjazz.com) aresome amazingly seem ripe forMehndipulses with life, drummer Ethanbass Kieran Overs a big-tonedmainstay and guitarist TedQuinlan always ready to wailor deliver strong counterpointto the pianist’s delightful ideas,– later he brings new levels ofintensity to Federico. The titlepiece (and others) exploit elementsof musical theory butyou don’t need to drown insemantics to enjoy the off-kilterkeyboard fancies plus a vigorousImprint has bravura guitarand expansive imagination,Companion Moon has manymemorable moments while withTake You There it’s back to thein action on Mikko Hilden Group – NovaScotia (Addo AJR007 www.addorecords.com),Hogtown-based guitarist, one of manySelf-taught Ottawapianist Peter Hum islikely more known inthe jazz communityfor his prodigiousblogging but clearlyhas wordless talenttoo, as attested byhis debut releasePeter Hum Quintet – ABoy’s Journey(PJH001 www.peterhum.com)other Ottawa-born bandsmen – tenor saxmanKenji Omae, alto and soprano Nathanthrough ten neat, original tunes securein his players’ long-established musicalapparent comfort level seems complacent,with tempos sedate and drive and urgencywith rugged tenor and alto slither easy todifferentiate, and this aids interesting trackslike Take The High Road, Big Lou andSojourner’s Truth, Hum showing electricwith the energized Unagi and the cleverlystructured closer Three Wishes with its-disc Solo declaring it as good an entry inthe crowded keyboard stakes as any recentlyexperienced, with technical prowess,54 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

mesmerizing touchand effortlesslyimaginative ap-commissioned himto compose musicbased on the work ofDutch graphic artistChris Donnelly –Metamorphosis (Alma ACD32212 www.chrisdonnellymusic.com)-There are ten movements, with the musicworking as a concert with minimal interrup-zlingYou enter the fountain, the invigoratingIn the chimera of notes, the percussive Youhear the voice and the bustling Saying youare the azure. *The Dixie DemonsFossil Fuel won theout Jeff Healey’s Last Call and the VicDickenson–Jim Galloway Quintet’s Live InToronto are co-leaders Dan Douglas (trombone)specializes in classic and traditional jazz, onSomething in the Air | Big Band ReduxMband era, improvising musiciansstill organize large ensembles totake advantage of its wider scope and rangearrangements possible with large bands asthese sessions demonstrate, that each soundscompletely unique while maintaining theOver nearly 71 minutes on TotallyGone (Rai Trade RTP J0021www.italianinstabileorchestra.com), theall-star aggregation of 17 of thecountry’s most accomplishedplayers who make up theItalian Instabile Orchestra demonstrate the combination oftechnical skills and rambunctiousgood spirits that has keptUnsurprisingly the climatic track,Ciao Baby, I’m Totally Gone/It Had to beYou, is a case-in-point instance of the band’sdissonance from squeaky spiccato stringsand snoring brass slurs on one hand withsibilant, staccato section work that couldhave migrated from Fletcher Henderson’sclearest when a sequence of pure air forcedfrom Sebi Tramontana’s trombone turnsto plunger polyrhythm as he’s backed byKEN WAXMANharmonized reeds and strings, and ends withhim vocalizing the second half of the titlebacked by Fabrizio Puglisi’s key-clippingpiano and Gianluigi Trovesi’s undulatingexpressed on No Visa, a jazzy hoedownfrom violinist Emanuele Parrini, funkytenor saxophone vamping from DanieleThis doesn’t mean that compositionalseriousness isn’t displayed alongside theGargantella, for instance is asHere closely-voiced and massedhorns and strings move adagiobeneath strained brass notes anda snorting, altissimo showcaseis completed by polished, string movementsgiven shape by the clattering cymbals andwood block pops of percussionists VincenzoFor an indication of how a 12-pieceMontreal big band led by Pierre Labbé,Pierre Favre’s 10-piece Swiss ensemble andBig Band provide further contemporarytakes on the big band sound, see the magazine’swebsite: www.thewholenote.comAlways find more reviews online at thewholenote.comPOT POURRIDe la nuit au lever du jourAzam AliTerrestrial Lane Records 013111(www.azamalimusic.com) shouldn’t be surprisingthat a collectionof lullabies isn’t aterribly upbeat al-also has an unexpectedsolemnitydaycute little bedtime ditties, at least not toof Middle Eastern cultures, plus a few ofher own compositions, and sings them inUnless you understand these languages (orthe French the lyrics are translated into inthe liner notes), you’re free to enjoy thesesongs from a purely musical standpointand her comfort with the quarter-tone arealso apparent in some of her compositions,such as Tendresse, written for her son, andthe Kurdish Lai Laimusicians from each of the regions to accompanyher on traditional instruments, suchas oud and saz, as well as the contempor-—Cathy RichesDanse des BresloquesFanfare Pour PourMonsieur Fauteux m’attendez-vous?MFMV? 18 (www.actuellecd.com) Listen, laughand dance to theThis is happy musicfrom an eclecticof 20 performers well versed in musicalidiosyncrasy, style, wit, and technicalknow-how (not to forget a superb taste instyles range from French waltzes to jazzto Klezmer-like tunes to tango and sambabeats to everything in between played ontrumpets, saxophones, clarinets, guitars,banjo, accordions, violins, percussion,euphonium, and musical saw, plus vocalUnder the direction of Jean Derome andNemo Venba, the players are a smorgasbordJune 1 – July 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 55

Babin, Belanger, Bourque, Derome,Duguay, Del Fabbro, Guilbeault, Hubler,Lajeunesse, Letarte, Menard, Nicolas,Nisenson, Poizat, Proulx, Sabourin,original compositions featured on this, theare so strong, and designed to illuminatethe group’s tight ensemble sense whilemaintaining a continuous improvisational to take out whatever moves you and boogiealong with Fanfare Pourpour’s freewheeling—Tiina Kiikwww.thewholenote.comShe Was A BoyOld Wine, New Bottles | Fine Old Recordings Re-ReleasedThe Metropolitan Opera has instituteda program to issue classic Saturdayafternoon performances from thepast preserved on their own archive tapes,entrusting them to Sony Classical which isbatch includes Tosca, Die Walküre, DieMeistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Nozze diFigaro, Romeo et Juliette (Gounod), LaBohème, and Il Barbieri di SevigliaBRUCE SURTEESTosca andDie WalküreTosca-(804682, 2 CDs,mono)engaged from theopening bars, listeningthrough to the-afternoon in January1955 a youngerLeontyne Price’s Tosca was heard and seenacross the continent in the NBC TelevisionOpera Theatre with David Poleri asThe MagicFluteDon Giovanni withshe was no stranger to the MET audiencewho accorded her an enthusiastic ovation as-voice was quite incomparable for its beautyand ease of delivery, making this an import-synopsis of the events on stage and all thethat future releases will include the legend-TurandotThe Die WalküreKlobucar (85308, 3 CDs, mono)by von Karajan who was to be in charge ofevery aspect of the productions from castingout too well, beginning with an inevitableclash of personalities between MET generalKarajan conductedonly the premierperformances ofthis production on27 and Decemberthe critical acclaimof both audienceand press, withGundula Janowitz asFor this Februaryperformance theconductor was theand RysanekTo hear this ensemble of singers performinglive in faultless sound will be reason enoughMusic lovers with an enquiring mind,who also have some interest in Mahler,SymphonyNo.10 and how it found its way, more orless (actually more) to the concert stagewill applaud a new release from Testament(SBT3–1457, 3CDs at a reduced price)attention when he announced that he hadprepared a performing version of Mahler’sthe journey to Mahler’s Tenth, followed bythe performance by Berthold Goldschmidtand the Philharmonia Orchestra, annotatedplayed by The London Symphony Orchestraauthored a fascinatingI Saw the World End(Oxford University Press,ISBN 9780193153189,paperback)be a multi volume study, there is here is a scholarly yet unpretentiousand thought provoking revelation and aa unique exposition on The Ring in a twoAn Introduction to Der Ring desNibelungen (Decca 443 5812)their permutations and combinations asthey appear and re-appear, which canbe a revelation and illumination to evento the narrative are the passages wherethe character is saying one thing but themusic beneath discloses that what he or shereally means or intends is something quiteThe discs can be heard and re-heard withoutFollowing his big win in Moscow’sin 1958, Van Cliburn was a hot ticket, playingplayed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestraunder Fritz Reiner-Brahms SecondSchumannissued (Testament SBT2-1460, 2CDs at areduced price)and uncomplicated with all concerned in topentation,sensible phrasing and a distinctive56 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

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A Crossroads of SoundRemembering David PecautJANICE PRICEIT IS A PLACE where commerce, government, and the arts meet.An acre of grass just west of Roy Thomson Hall surrounded by high-the civic entrepreneur whose life reached into so many sectors.On April 12, Toronto City Council voted unanimously to rename-would be a permanent reminder to all citizens of our obligation to notonly enjoy living in Toronto but to actively engage in giving of ourtime and energy to make this city great.Pecaut wasborn in SiouxCity, Iowa, wherehis family werestockbrokers. Hestudied philosophyat Harvardand Oxford, beforejoining therenowned BostonConsulting Group,and being chargedwith establishingLike so manyTorontonians, heHe chose Toronto,and for that weloved him.If you stand injust the right spot Square you canhear the lick offlames from theEternal Flame ofHope blendingrespite, where you can hear conversations and discussions. It is a placefor a stroll after dinner and meeting friends before the show.“If you stand in just the right spot in DavidPecaut Square, you can hear the lick offlames ... blending with the trickle of water” push people to explore how they could make a difference in their city.Luminato had begun plans to move its signature outdoor concertsto the square before it was re-named after our co-founder. This serendipitousunion is particularly appropriate as the Festival celebratesits 5th anniversary this June.days of free events at a single hub location. Every day from June 10where all rhythms converge ... from a quirky family-friendly afternoonelectronic Arabic funk born on the streets of Egypt; from the very latestopera by acclaimed contemporary music composer Mikel Rouse, tothe ancient rhythms from Central Asia; from Broadway to Bollywoodand everything in between that refuses to be categorized!The City of Toronto is a crossroads of ideas, cultures, and traditions.Luminato wants to embody this idea with diverse artists, sounds, andaudiences sharing the same space and inspir-ing one another. You may not know Malkitcingjust the same.Janice Price andDavid Pecaut.If you give them ajust a matter oftime until MarcoCalliari or Hakimor Nitin Sawhneyare playing on youriPod. This is whatcontinues to inspireLuminato each year.free creativity andsee where it takes us.The tempo webegin will continueall summer long asfestivals, marathonsand tourists bringnew energy and lifeto one of the leastutilizedspaces inthe downtown core.And between the parties and concerts, you cana quiet place for a conversation. and improve whatever was around him. Perhapshis presence and leadership was most acutely feltfollowing the SARS crisis of 2004. His blend of private sector credibilityand social consciousness was able to bring the right people togetheraround the table to have non-partisan solution-based conversations. II was invited to Toronto in May 2006 to hear about a new Festival heand Tony Gagliano were launching. Like everyone, I was skeptical atfeel their passion, and realise that what they were proposing was onepart of a larger city-wide renaissance.I have linked to a couple of articles that came out shortly after histhe city understood and felt his loss. For us at Luminato, it was veryimmediate and personal – as I think it was for so many who had thehttp://spacingtoronto.ca/2009/12/14/remembering-david-pecaut-and-his-love-of-toronto/www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/738499Toronto-born arts administrator Janice Price was CEO of theKimmel Center in Philadelphia before returning to Toronto in 2006LUMINATO58 thewholenote.comJune 1 – July 7, 2011

June at the TSO!416.593.4828 tso.caCONCERTS AT ROY THOMSON HALLRachmaninoffand the ImpressionistsMusic Director Peter Oundjian exploresthe music of Rachmaninoff and hisFrench contemporaries.YUJA WANGRachmaninoffPaganini RhapsodyJune 1&2at8:00pmJoaquin Valdepeñas, clarinetGabriela Montero, pianoRachmaninoff: The Isle of the DeadDebussy: Première rhapsodiefor Clarinet and OrchestraDukas: The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeMessiaen: Les offrandes oubliéesRachmaninoff: Rhapsody on aTheme of PaganiniRachmaninoff & RavelJune 4 at 8:00pmIlya Poletaev, pianoDebussy: Prélude àl’après-midi d’un fauneMedtner: Piano Concerto No. 3Rachmaninoff: The RockRavel: Daphnis et ChloéYuja WangPlays RachmaninoffJune 8 at 6:30pmYuja Wang, pianoTom Allen, hostRachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3Ravel: Daphnis et ChloéRachmaninoff& DebussyJune 9 at 8:00pmJune 11 at 7:30pmYuja Wang, pianoRavel: Alborada del gracioso*Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3and The Sea and the SeagullsDebussy: La Mer*Performed on June 9 onlyJoshua BellPlays BruchJune 15 & 16 at 8:00pmPeter Oundjian, conductorJoshua Bell, violinGary Kulesha: TorqueBruch: Scottish FantasyMahler: Symphony No. 5TSO GoesLate Night!Mahler 5June 18 at 10:30pmPeter Oundjian, conductorStay up late and enjoy anaudience-wide post-concertparty with TSO musicians andlive music by Paisley Jura.TIPPET-RICHARDSONLIMITEDCONCERT SEASONConductors’ Podium SponsorGreat PerformanceSeries SponsorRachmaninoff and theImpressionists Series Sponsor June 1 Sponsor June 9 SponsorLate Night producedin association with

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