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T H ETMVolume 15 No 10 | July 1 - September 7, 2010FOR OPENERS6. Summer Comings & Goings | COLIN EATOCK7. WholeNote On the RoadFEATURES8. Alex Pangman: The Gift of Life | ORI DAGANBEAT BY BEAT10. Classical & Beyond | COLIN EATOCK14. On Opera | ChRISTOPhER hOILE16. Early Music | SIMONE DESILETS18. In With the New | JASON VAN EYK20. Choral Scene | BENJAMIN STEIN22. World View | KAREN AGES24. Jazz Notes | JIM GALLOWAY25. Bandstand | JACK MACQuARRIE43. Ori’s Stories: Smart Alexes & More | ORI DAGANLISTINGS28. Section A. Concerts in the GTA32. Section B. Beyond the GTA35. Section C. Summer Festivals44. Section D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)46. Section E. Announcements Et CeteraMUSICAL LIFE15. Publisher’s Perch: Four Seasons, After All | DAVID PERLMAN50. We Are All Music’s Children | MJ BuELL51. Bookshelf | PAMELA MARGLESDISCOVERIES53. Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS54. Vocal53. Extended Play I: Recent Opera DVDs | PAMELA MARGLES55. Early Music & Period Performance56. Classical & Beyond56. Modern & Contemporary57. Jazz & Improvised Music57. It’s our Jazz | GEOFF ChAPMAN58. Extended Play II: New Roles for Trumpet | KEN WAxMAN59. Pot Pourri59. Old Wine in New Bottles | BRuCE SuRTEESMORE6. Contact Information & Deadlines27. Index of Advertisers49. Classified AdsIn This IssueACD2 2554JANINA FIALKOWSKAPLAYS CHOPINNEW RELEASEETUDES, SONATAS & IMPROMPTUSACD2 2597I listened to this recording many times,(...) on each occasion feeling enlightenedby some of the most elegant Chopinplaying I’ve heard in some time.– AMERICAN RECORD GUIDEACD2 2291PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 2Chamber version with theChamber Players of CanadaATMACLASSIQUE.COMSelect ATMA titles now on saleMAUREEN FORRESTERpage 15BUNRAKUpage 22JULY’S CHILDpage 50


F O R O P E N E R SSummer Comings and GoingsMUSIC IN THE SUMMER isn’t like musicduring the rest of the year. In July and August,“regular” concerts in “normal” places give wayto a different kind of musical world.Jazz always makes a big splash in thesummer months – and in the spirit of the season,we’ve put jazz vocalist Alex Pangman onour front cover. Her “retro” approach to musicmakes her a unique musical figure – and whenyou read about the struggles she’s gone through just to keep singing,you’re sure to be deeply impressed with her courage and commitmentto her art.And there are other things that make the season unique. There’snot a lot of choral music happening (as Ben Stein notes in his “ChoralScene” column), but community bands come to the fore (as Jack Mac-Quarrie points out in “Bandstand”), with performances in parks andparades. Summer is also traditionally a season for bees and musicaltheatre, and WholeNote publisher David Perlman comments, in his“Publisher’s Perch,” on both.Most importantly, summer is the season for festivals of all kinds.Some are weekend events, with just a few performances; others aremajor enterprises, with dozens of concerts spread over several weeks.Many festivals take place in pretty, small-town settings, such as Elora,Parry Sound, Stratford, Niagara-on-the-Lake – the list goes on andon. Others, however, are urban affairs.Here in Toronto, we enjoy a variety of summer-specific programming:two big jazz blowouts (Downtown and in the Beaches), variouskinds of world musics at Harbourfront and elsewhere – and even aclassical festival. I say “even” because establishing a summer presencefor classical music in Toronto has not been an easy task. Severalothers tried before Agnes Grossmann launched her TorontoSummer Music Academy and Festival, five years ago. This seasonwill be her last: she’s stepping down at the end of the season, to besucceeded as artistic director by violist Douglas McNabney. Grossmannhas given Toronto a gift of lasting value, and will be missed!Of course, the Ontario city that first springs to mind, wheresummer music festivals are concerned, is Ottawa. Always a musicallylively place in the summer, thanks to the Ottawa InternationalChamber Music Festival (with its 100-plus concerts), the nation’scapital is about to become even livelier.A major chamber festival, called Music and Beyond, will makeits debut (July 5 – 14), in Ottawa shortly before the Ottawa InternationalFestival launches its own 17th season on July 24. Intriguingly,Music and Beyond is headed by Julian Armour, the cellistwho founded the OICMF – and built it into the largest chamberfestival in the world, before he parted ways with his own creation,three years ago. News of this initiative reached The WholeNote toolate to include details of the festival’s programming in our listings –but a visit to www.musicandbeyond.ca will reveal all.Speaking of our listings, this month’s magazine is fairly burstingwith them. You’ll find about 800 events listed in our magazinethis month: a cornucopia of music offerings throughout the province,and beyond.Colin Eatock, managing editorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLuME 15 NO 10 | JuLY 1 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPhONE 416-323-2232FAx 416-603-4791SWITChBOARD & GENERAL INQuIRIES Ext 21Chairman of the BoardAllan PulkerPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEditorial Assistant | Nick Tortiwmieditor@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comProduction Liaison/Retail & Classified/Educational AdvertisingJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comConcert ListingsColin Eatock | listings@thewholenote.comJazz ListingsOri Dagan | jazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comProduction ManagerPeter hobbs | production@thewholenote.comThANKS TOThIS MONTh’SCONTRIBuTORSBeat By BeatBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieChORAL | Benjamin SteinEARLY MuSIC | Simone DesiletsJAzz | Jim Galloway, Ori DaganNEW MuSIC | Jason van EykOPERA | Christopher hoileORChESTRA & ChAMBER | Colin EatockWORLD MuSIC | Karen AgesMuSICAL LIFE | mJ buellBOOKShELF | Pamela MarglesFeaturesOri DaganCD ReviewersLarry Beckwith, Geoff Chapman,Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway, Janos Gardonyi,Richard haskell, Tiina Kiik, Pamela Margles,Alison Melville, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Andrew Timar,Robert Tomas, Ken Waxman, Dianne WellsProofreadingSimone Desilets, Karen AgesListingsColin Eatock, Felix Deak, Richardhaskell, Ori DaganLayout & DesignVerity hobbs, Brian Cartwright, uno RamatSuBSCRIPTIONS$30 per year + GST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Sunday August 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Monday August 16Advertising Materials Due6pm Wednesday August 18Publication DateTuesday August 31Next issue is Volume 16 No 1, coveringSeptember 1 – October 7, 2010WholeNote 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 2010: 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 © 2010 WhOLENOTE MEDIA, INC6 ThEWhOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


O N L I N EWholeNoteOn the RoadSUMMER IS thetime for musiciansto hit the road. Andwith so many festivalshappening inJuly and August, it’ssometimes hard tokeep track of whereyour favourite artistsare going to popup next.“On the Road” isThe WholeNote’s answer to this problem. Inthe Directories section of our website (www.thewholenote.com), you’ll find profiles, weblinks and summer schedules for some of thebusiest musicians in the province.Included in On the Road are instrumentalmusicians, chamber ensembles, classical singersand jazz vocalists. We’ll be adding moreartists throughout the summer, so look fornew On the Road profiles online in July andAugust.On our website, you can also read summerfestival profiles in our “Green Pages” directory,and daily festival listings for Ontarioand beyond.“You’ll cheer in Your seats!”– Toronto StarPhoto: Chris CallisON STAGE NOW!JerseyBoysToronto.com • (416) 644-3665Groups of 8+ Save: (416) 644-3666Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Streett h e l i n c o l n c e n t e r t h e a t e r p r o d u c t i o n o fr o d g e r s & H a m m e r s t e i n ’ sPRESENTED BY& MAJOR LOCAL SPONSORSTHURSDAY, AUG. 19ELLIS MARSALISFRIDAY, AUG. 20GUIDO BASSO presents“BOSSA BRAZIL”with LUANDA JONESSATURDAY, AUG. 21RANEE LEE QUARTET “DARK DIVAS”SUNDAY, AUG. 22LORRAINE DESMARAIS TRIOCall the Regent box office at 613-476-8416www.pecjazz.orgTICKETS from $35!INCLUDES ALL taxes & service chargesAugust 12 – September 5DancapTickets.com • (416) 644-3665145 Queen Street WestGroups of 12+ Save: (416) 644-3666Photo: Joan Marcus, 2008 Broadway CastJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 ThEWhOLENOTE.COM 7


Alex Pangman: The Gift of Lifeo r i d a g a nCourage, strength and wonder: three little words that merelyscratch the surface of Alex Pangman’s inspirational story.But before going into details concerning her health andheroism, here’s a prelude to her music.Seated on her grandpa’s knee some 30 years ago, “FiveFoot Two, Eyes of Blue” was the first jazz song Pangmanrecalls hearing. Today the five-foot four-inch turquoise-eyed singer isknown as “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing,” a title the Mississauga nativehas earned by remaining unflinchingly faithful to American popularmusic of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.Her world was turned upside-down, as if “discovering a new continent,”when she fell hard for jazz in her teens. Her debut performancewith an equestrian friend’s band singing Bessie Smith’s “NobodyKnows You When You’re Down and Out” at the SchnitzelHouse (“with my back to theaudience ‘cause I was so nervous”)was a hit.One gig led to another, andit wasn’t long before the lategreat Jeff Healey fell under hermusical spell, labeling Pangman“the greatest current exponentof the classic Americansong.” Healey, unparalleledas a musician, historianand mentor, went on to produceher first two recordings,They Say (1999) and Can’t StopMe From Dreaming (2001) onSensation Records. The selfproducedAlex Pangman andHer Alleycats Live at the MontrealJazz Festival (2005) wascaptured live before an enthusedaudience. Pretty soonshe was booked to collaboratewith everyone from Grammynominatedtrumpeter Kevin Clark and the suave Denzal Sinclaire tocharismatic pianist Tyler Yarema and even Jim Galloway’s All-Stars.Apart from possessing a warm, honey-like tone and a dandy dedicationto diction, Pangman is a sophisticated storyteller who takesgreat pride in stories worth telling. Throughout her career she hasmanaged to unearth more treasures from yesteryear than just aboutanybody:“While I know the pleasure and familiarity that playing a standardgives an audience,” she begins, “and I place them throughout my set,I absolutely love these obscure little gems. It’s like exploring unminedarcheology, discovering the “not-so-standard standards”: songs thatfor whatever reason never got as hackneyed as, say, “All of Me” – abeautiful song to be sure, but done to excess. It is always my pleasureto dig up a forgotten gem, and really there are many timeless gemsthat have been – for whatever circumstances – waylaid from infamy.”In the hands of Pangman, virtually unknown gems like “Throughthe Courtesy of Love,” “I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again” and “IHad Someone Else Before I Had You” are given a second chance atlife. In addition to such discoveries, occasionally the singer delvesinto compositions of her own, as in the case with “Melancholy Lullaby”from her second album:“I’m pretty loyal to the old style of songwriting which I love sodearly,” explains Pangman, “but for me the timing has to be right.The emotions need to be clear, the house needs to be mine, and I generallysit at the piano alone and perhaps pick out the melody, with thelyrics accompanying this process. On the rare occasion that I coin anew song – let’s face it, the Great American Songbook has made me alazy songwriter – I usually will slide a “new song” into a set list withouttelling the boys where it came from. If they just assume it’s anotherof the 1930s fare I’m used to unearthing then I know it’s a goody. Iguess my aim is for my songs to seem as timeless as I find so much ofthe music from that era to be.”It’s nothing short of remarkable that Pangman is one of this country’smost breathtaking jazz singers, given that she was born with cysticfibrosis. This incurable genetic disease debilitates the lungs, causespersistent shortness of breath, frequent pulmonary inflammation andin many cases ultimately requires lung transplantation.And that’s exactly what it came down to by late 2008. By that autumn,Pangman was in a devastatingly fragile state, requiring an oxygentank for simple tasks like getting dressed and walking her dog.Down to 27 percent of herlung capacity, a double lungtransplant became her onlyhope, and she was on a waitinglist for six agonizing months.Thankfully and very luckily,a donor came through just intime. On November 4, 2008,Pangman was given a secondchance at life. This is how sherecollects that life-changingday:“It was 9:07 am preciselywhen my cell phone rang at mybedside. I had just slipped intoa nice dream about washingmy hair when the phone wokeme with a startle. ‘Hello, thisis Toronto General Hospitalcalling. We may have a set oflungs for you today. We needyou to come to admitting rightaway.’”She continues: “At the hospital I got admitted, x-rayed, ECG’d,blood-sucked, swabbed, looked over, and autographed by the surgeonso quickly! As we were all sitting around feeling anxious, the door tomy room swung open and the nurse announced triumphantly, ‘1 pm –Operating Room time!’“Now, saying goodbye to the ones who raised me wasn’t easy, butit all happened so quickly, I just did it. I handed over my glasses forsafekeeping. A hug from Mom over the side of the gurney cannotpossibly encapsulate the love or gratitude one feels for the lifetimeof unconditional love, or can it? Another hug from Dad who said heloved me (something Dad finds easier to express through car washesand greeting cards) with the added, ‘Kick some butt!’“And then I turned to Tom, my sweet handsome groom, whoseeyes were filled with tears of joy and fear and gladness and everything.I looked at him wondering if it’d be the last time, or just thelast time with these lungs. But taking my eyes off him was very hardto do. This could be the start of something big! Then the stretcherstarted to roll away and I think I remember mother nervously joking,‘I suppose I should be offended that she’s exchanging something Igave her!’ (the lungs).“I pulled a smile, sort of excited and shy to roll into the O.R. andfound it much smaller than I’d imagined. ‘Is this where it’s going tohappen?’ I remember asking. Despite my lack of glasses (I’m not thatshort sighted!) I saw a group of focused people all at work. Someonecontinued on page 62 …pHOTO sTEvE payNE8 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


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1-888-747-7550July 10, Todd Yaniw, Piano RecitalJuly 17, Les Violons du Roy, OrchestraJuly 18, David Trudgen, Counter-TenorJuly 24, I Furiosi, Baroque EnsembleFor all concert listings visit our websiteLes Violons du RoyDavid TrudgenThe Elephants areHidingc o l i n E a t o c kIn Ontario, there’s no better time to enjoy chamber music than thesummer. Throughout the months of July and August, the hills arealive with the sound of string quartets, piano trios, and every smallgrouping of instruments conceivable. Ottawa’s annual Chamber MusicFestival is often touted as the world’s largest event of its kind, andthere are many more to chose from. (See the Festival Listings sectionin this magazine.)To be sure, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with plenty of chambermusic. But what does the season offer to those with a taste forsomething grander? The symphony orchestra – the big musical institutionthat so conspicuously dominates the classical music scene duringthe rest of the year – seems to vanish during the summer months.Most of Ontario’s professional civic orchestras close up shop forthe summer. (The exception is Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra,which has concerts and also a public reading of works by youngcomposers from July 22-25.) And although it’s been talked about foryears, we still don’t have a major orchestra-based outdoor festival,like a Tanglewood or a Ravinia, in the province.Here in Toronto, the TSO is on vacation, and the summer’s orchestralpickings are especially slim. For the next two months thereare only three classical orchestralconcerts to be heard– and, unfortunately, two ofthem are on the same night!The National Youth Orchestracomes to town (August3), as part of its 50th-anniversarycross-Canada tour.Led by maestro Jacques Lacombe,the orchestra will playa demanding programme:Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice,Ravel’s La Valse, Stravinsky’sPetrouchka, and Sur les rivesdu Saint-Maurice by the lateCanadian composer JacquesHétu. This year they’ll forsaketheir traditional venueof Roy Thomson Hall for themore intimate Koerner Hallat the Royal Conservatory.On the evening of August7, music lovers will haveto choose between the KindredSpirits Orchestra at theGlenn Gould Studio and theToronto Summer Music FestivalEnsemble at the U of T’sMacmillan Theatre. UnderConductors Agnes Grossmannand Kristian Alexander.the baton of Kristian Alexander, Kindred Spirits, which just finishedits first year of operation, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4,and Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 23, with Hyuntak Lee as soloist. TorontoSummer Music offers Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and anew work by Canadian composer Glen Buhr. The vocal soloists in theMahler will be mezzo Roxana Constaninescu and tenor Gordon Geitz,and the performance will be conducted by Agnes Grossmann.That’s pretty much it for orchestra concerts in Toronto – but if wecast our gaze beyond Steeles Avenue, the picture brightens somewhat.There are orchestras out there – they’re just hiding. (Hiding an orchestramay sound as unlikely as hiding an elephant, but Ontario is a10 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


SUMMER OPERALYRIC THEATREA N D R E S E A R C H C E N T R EGuillermo Silva-Marin, General DirectorSeptember 17 - 19, 2010Owen Sound & Leith, Ont.FOR TICKETSCALL 519.371.2833Rsweetwatermusicweekend.comRImage courtesy of Frances Cockburn2010 Guest Artists include:St. Lawrence String Quartet, SuperNova String Quartet,John Novacek, piano & James Campbell, clarinetFriday 17th - 8pmLEITH CHURCHSt. Lawrence String Quartetwith James CampbellElizabeth Raum:Table at the BushwakkerMozart: Quintet forClarinet and Strings, K. 581Marcus Goddard: AllaqiBeethoven: String Quartet No. 12Saturday 18th - 2pmLEITH CHURCHQuartet for KidsSaturday 18th - 8pmDIVISION ST. UNITED CHURCH,OWEN SOUNDMilhaud: La creation du mondeBaker: HeritageAllan Gilliland: Suite from the SoundStravinsky: “Tango”, “Waltz”, and“Ragtime” from L’histoire du soldatGershwin: Rhapsody in BlueSunday 19th - 2pmDIVISION ST. UNITED CHURCH,OWEN SOUNDR. Schumann: String Quartet No. 1George Antheil: Sonata No. 1for Violin and PianoOsvaldo Golijov: Last Round2010 SUMMER FESTIVALSpanish Sounds and Rhythmsfrom Mozart, Bizet, de Fallaand the thrill of Zarzuela!CarmenFlamenco!based on the opera byGeorges Bizetin association withArte Flamenco Spanish Dance Co.Benjamin CruchleyMusic DirectorFri July 30, Sat July 31,& Wed Aug 4 at 8PMSat Aug 7 at 2PMDonGiovanniDOUBLE BILLVivaEspaña!Zarzuela Madness&La VidaBreveSave 30%by W.A. MozartDavid Eliakis, Music DirectorSun Aug 1 & Wed Aug 4 at 2PMFri Aug 6 & Sat Aug 7 at 8PMby Manuel de FallaBenjamin CruchleyMusic DirectorSat July 31 & Sun Aug 8 at 2PMTue Aug 3 & Thu Aug 5 at 8PMRobert Gill TheatreUniversity of Toronto214 College Street, Toronto(NW corner of College and St. George)SPECIAL SERIES PRICEBEST SEATS3 Performances: $55 (includes HST)Offer ends Fri., July 2 at 5PMCall: 416-922-2912www.solt.caSingle Tickets$26 ($22 Seniors/Students)on sale Monday, July 5July 1 - September 7, 2010thewholenote.com


ig place.)The closest spot to Toronto tohear orchestral concerts this summeris Hamilton, where many Brott Festivalconcerts feature Boris Brott’sNational Academy Orchestra. Programmingis varied, ranging froma Gershwin concert (July 7) andan Elvis tribute (August 4) to Mahler’sSymphony No. 4 (July 17), withBeethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as agrand finale (August 20). A total of10 orchestral concerts are presentedin venues in and around Hamilton –see Festival Listings for details.Some other festivals, while notprimarily orchestral in their focus,do put together some orchestral performances.Included in this category Conductor Boris Brott.are the Elora Festival, the Festival of the Sound (in Parry Sound) andthe Highlands Festival (in Haliburton).Elora presents its own Festival Orchestra (July 7), in an all-Beethoven programme: the Symphony No. 7 and the Mass in C, withthe Elora Festival Singers under the baton of Noel Edison. This orchestrareturns to the stage on July 23 in an opera gala featuring tenorRichard Margison and other singers. As well, Les Violins du Roy willpay Elora a visit (July 17) with a programme that departs from theirusual baroque fare: music by Rossini, Schubert, Brahms and Canadiancomposer Michael Oesterle. Eric Paetkau conducts.In Parry Sound, the Festival Chamber Orchestra will performwith the Elmer Iseler Singers in Bach’s B Minor Mass (July 30), underthe baton of Lydia Adams. And at the Highlands Festival, KerryStratton’s Grand Salon Orchestra presents “Vera to Victory,” a World-War II-themed tribute to the singer Vera Lynn. On this occasion thefeatured vocalist will be Barbara Sadegur.And for those who are unable to take in the National Youth Orchestraof Canada in Toronto, there are a few more opportunitiesthroughout in the area this summer. They’ll be playing in London(July 24), and two days later they’ll perform in Kingston. (See ListingsBeyond the GTA for details.) And Stratford Summer Music has aspecial NYCO concert (July 25), featuring tenor Ben Heppner singingWagner highlights. Also in Stratford, the Stratford Symphony Orchestraplays a programme with the Madawaska String Quartet and clarinetistJerome Summers (July 10).Where else? Quebec’s summer festivals usually feature the province’sleading orchestras, and this year is no exception. The QuebecSymphony Orchestra plays at the Lanaudière Festival, at Joliette(July 17), and at Domaine Forget, east of Quebec City (July 23). Andthe Montreal Symphony Orchestra appears at the Orford Festival, inthe Eastern Townships (August 5 and 8), led by Kent Nagano. Orfordalso presents its own Academy Orchestra (August 4 and 15).Furthermore, orchestras from beyond Quebec’s borders are oftenpresented at the province’s festivals (something that rarely happens inOntario). This year, Lanaudière hosts the Pittsburgh Symphony (July24) and also the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (July 30-August1). And Tafelmusik’s only appearance in Canada this summer(on the morning of August 8) takesplace at the Orford Festival.The elephants are out there– you just have to know where tofind them.Colin Eatock is a Torontobasedcomposer and writer,and managing editor of TheWholeNote. Allan Pulker, ourregular Classical & Beyondcolumnist, returns to the magazinein September.12 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


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East Meets Westc h r i S t o p h E r h o i l EThis summer offers standard operatic repertoire with piano accompanimentfrom Summer Opera Lyric Theatre as well as somequite unusual works of music theatre. This year SOLT (www.solt.ca) is presenting “Carmen Flamenco,” a flamenco-infused adaptationof Bizet’s opera produced in association with the Arte FlamencoSpanish Dance Company. It plays July 30, 31, August 4 and 7, withMichael Rose as music director and pianist. Playing with it in repertoryis Mozart’s Don Giovanni on August 1, 4, 6 and 7, with DavidEliakis as pianist and music director; and a double-bill of Manuel deFalla’s La Vida breve, and scenes from Spanish opera and zarzuelaentitled “Viva España” on July 31, August 3, 5 and 8. All performancestake place at the intimate Robert Gill Theatre on the Universityof Toronto campus.In the past Toronto Summer Music (www.torontosummermusic.com) has included opera in its varied schedule. This year it offers anevening of bunraku, one of the three traditional Japanese forms oftheatre, along with kabuki and noh. While half life-size puppets aremanipulated by three puppeteers, a narrator accompanied by shamisen,shakuhachi, koto and percussion chants a description of the actionand sings the parts of all the characters. For anyone who sawRobert Lepage’s production of “The Nightingale and Other ShortFables” at the COC last fall, experiencing bunraku will provide insightinto one of Lepage’s primary sources of inspiration. For thisperformance, the Imada Puppet Troupe from Japan combines forceswith the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe from the USA to present anevening of five short plays on July 22 at the MacMillan Theatre.Also combining the worlds of East and West will be a world premierefrom Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Company (www.queenofpuddingsmusictheatre.com) entitled “Beauty Dissolves in aBrief Hour – A Triptych,” playing July 29-31 at the Young Centre.The evening comprises three chamber-operas in three languages bythree Canadian composers. All three deal with the theme of love andare scored for soprano (Xin Wang), mezzo-soprano (Krisztina Szabó)and accordion (John Lettieri). Fuhong Shi sets the Tang dynastypoem Spring, River and Flowers on a Moonlit Night, about the inconstancyof love. John Rea’s Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour is a versionin English of Italian baroque poetry about love from the woman’spoint of view. Pierre Klanac’s text are the poems Jeux à vendre ofChristine de Pisan. All three are presented in a unified productiondirected by RuthMadoc-Jones anddesigned by MichaelGianfrancesco,highlightingthe links among thethree works.The ClassicalMusic Consortand Opera Erraticabring us a mashupnot only of culturesAshiq Aziz conducts Orlando/Lunaire.but time-periodswith their “Orlando/Lunaire,” playing August 22-28. The productionplays off Handel’s 1773 opera Orlando against Arnold Schoenberg’s1912 Pierrot Lunaire: while the two works are written in radicallydifferent styles, both explore themes of madness and longing.As the CMC/OE press-release explains it, the juxtaposition of baroqueharmony and structure with 20th-century atonalism, “seeks to helpus hear both forms anew.” The site-specific production will take placein an industrial shed at 128 Sterling Rd., and features counter-tenorScott Belluz and soprano Tracey Smith-Bessette. Ashiq Aziz will conductthe 12-member CMC ensemble from the harpsichord, while directorand designer Patrick Eakin Young will create video projectionsto complement his staging. Toronto fashion designer Heidi Ackermanwill design the costumes. Visit www.opera-erratica.org for more information,and to see a clip from the company’s acclaimed productionof Dido and Aeneas last year.Beside the productions mentioned above, there are many operas atfestivals outside Canada I had planned to see – but it appears my dutiesas a theatre critic for Eye Weekly and Stage Door will keep meconfined to Ontario this summer. While the Stratford Festival has anunprecedented four musicals on its schedule, the musical I look forwardto most is the 1943 rarity One Touch of Venus at the Shaw Festival(May 28-October 10) by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash. The greatadvantage of musicals staged at the Royal George Theatre is that theyare not amplified.Other operas worth seeking out within a day’s drive of Torontoare Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land (1954) and Handel’s Tolomeo(1728) at Glimmerglass Opera (www.glimmerglass.org) July 10-August23; Franz Schreker’s Der ferne Klang (1912) at the Bard MusicFestival (http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf) July 30-August 6; and JohnPhilip Sousa’s operetta El Capitan (1896) at the Ohio Light Opera(www.ohiolightopera.org) July 15-August 6.Christopher Hoile is a Toronto-based writer on opera and theatre. Hecan be contacted at: opera@thewholenote.com.Y O R K U N I V E R S I T YPIANO SALEAUG 19–22, 2010www.pianosales.caDon’t miss this opportunity to own a piano at incredible prices!Brands:SteinwayMason & HamlinHeintzmanYamahaKawaiYoung ChangWeberYork University Department of Music ishosting a piano sale at Keele Campus. 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p u b L I S h E r ’ S p E r c hFour Seasons, After AllD a v I D p E r L m a NAs my colleague Eatock pointed out in his blog awhile back, The Four Seasons Centre for the PerfomingArts (or FSCPA as it is more elegantlyknown) has joined the ranks of opera houses with beehiveson its roof.I knew chaos would follow. But who knew how much?At first I thought it was just the vuvuzelas. Nope.It was Four Seasons bees, using the World Cup vuvusas cover, buzzing east to Allen Gardens, south toTedsDome, west to the McDonalds at Queen and Spadina.North as far as Queen’s Park. Flying through barricadesas if they just weren’t there.So that’s what all the whacking of truncheons on riotshields was for, this past weekend. Large scale rhythmicthumping to disrupt the bees’ usual homing devices. Andit worked. Not one world leader got stung (by bees) in Torontoduring the weekend of our shaming.But why was I mentioning FSCPA in the first ...? Ohyes, now I remember. Different bee in my bonnet: It hasalways been a snarky comment’s-worth that the so-calledFour Seasons Centre was shut up tight as a drum for thesummer. Well, not any more .... read on.Dancap’s FSCPA Summer ForayWhen yoiu think of it, it’s canny programming by Toronto’s“other” major music theatre entrepreneur. If youcontinues on page 27O N L I N EShine On,Maureen Forresterm J b u E L LSAYING NOTHING FELT unimaginable, but Iworried that by the time The WholeNote hit thestands there’d be very little not already said.“Her embodiment of earth-mother, reigning queenand good sport made her the shining model of whatCanadians want a diva to be...An authentic celebrity,she touched the Canadian nerve as no othersinger of her time had done.”Those words are from Ken Winters’ movingGlobe & Mail article on June 16 – and they inspiredthe idea that The WholeNote’s own communitywould share a wealth of memories.So I asked my mom, WholeNote reader NedraBuell. Here’s what she recalled:“Although I heard her many, many times in concert over the years, my memoryof what she sang is gone. I do remember, however, when I was maybe only 13or 14, she sang on ‘Opportunity Knocks,’ hosted by John Adaskin I think. It wasa talent contest, and she won first prize. I was of course supposed to be in bedasleep, but I had a little radio beside my bed and always listened to it sneakily.”Encouraged, I asked famous and not-so-famous folks how they rememberMaureen. Please enjoy what they said by visiting thewholenote.com. And we inviteyou to share your own special recollections for publication online at musicschildren@thewholenote.com.“The finest theatre company in thehistory of Toronto” – national postwhat the bulter saw illustration: brian staufferJITTERSDAVID FRENCHJUNE 24 – JULY 24A MONTH INTHE COUNTRYIVAN TURGENEVADAPTED BY SUSAN COYNE& LÁSZLÓ MARTONJULY 6 – AUGUST 7WHAT THEBUTLER SAWJOE ORTONAUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 18DOCSHARON POLLOCKAUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 18PLAY WITH US FOR THE SUMMERBUY A 4 TICKET PASS AND SAVE!2010 lead sponsorsJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 15


Summer SamplingsS I M O N E D E S I L E T SCanada’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.caGambists Margaret Little (left) and Suzie Napper.Thinking of going on an early music treasure hunt this summer?Here are some ideas for you.If your travel boundaries lie within Toronto and the GTA,you could spend the whole summer sampling a variety of styles andgenres in many different programmes:The Italian singer/instrumentalist Viva BiancaLuna Biffi (featuredin the June early music column) presents her one-woman show, “Fermateil Passo,” a programme of Italian frottola in which she sings universaltales of love – its euphoria and torments, its ultimate triumphover adversity – while accompanying herself on the viola d’arco. ThisMusic Mondays concert at the Church of the Holy Trinity takes placeon July 5.Beaches Baroque, a duo made up of baroque violinist GenevièveGilardeau and lutenist Lucas Harris, presents “The Bach/Weiss Sonata.”The featured work is a seven-movement sonata for violin andlute supposedly by Bach, but striking in that the lute part began lifeas a sonata in its own right by Bach’s friend, the virtuoso lutenistLeopold Weiss. As well, more music by Bach, Weiss and Hagen willbe presented, on July 10 at Beaches Presbyterian Church.Hildegard von Bingen’s music broke the boundaries of expressionfor its time, and sounds amazingly modern today. The soaring chantof this 12th-century abbess can be heard on August 8 at the Church ofSaint Mary Magdalene, sung by a group that’s been acclaimed for itsperformances of medieval music and Gregorian chant. The five-voicewomen’s ensemble Schola Magdalena is led by artistic director StephanieMartin.And sprinkled through the ambitious Summer Music in the Gardenprogramme of the Toronto Music Garden – a concert almostevery Sunday and Thursday from now till late September – are thefollowing hour-long programmes, each one featuring a different aspectof early music:July 4: On the day before her Music Mondays concert (describedabove), Viva BiancaLuna Biffi’s imaginative show “Fermate il Passo”can be heard here too, in this lovely outdoor setting.July 15: “In Four Hands, Twenty-Nine Strings,” baroque violinistLinda Melsted and guitarist Terry McKenna explore a whole range ofstyles from the 17th to the 20th century – old English dance tunes, anopera overture, tango and more.August 12: “Inspired by Cremona” presents some of the bold newmusic created to showcase the unsurpassed perfection of the stringedinstruments crafted by 17th-century Italian makers. Music by Farina,Merula and Castello will be performed by baroque violinists PatriciaAhern and Linda Melsted, harpsichordist Borys Medicky and lutenistLucas Harris.August 22: In “Masque of the Garden,” musicians of the TorontoMasque Theatre, actor Derek Boyes and baroque dancer DorotheaVentura celebrate the Music Garden itself, with music and dances thatinspired the six sections of the garden.August 26: “Able was I ere I heard Abel” is a tribute to the 18thcentury’s last great gamba virtuoso, Carl Friedrich Abel. GambistJustin Haynes and baroque cellist Kate Bennett Haynes present musicby Haydn, Schaffrath, and Abel himself.September 2: In “Bach at Dusk,” cellist Winona Zelenka’s six-yearodyssey through the Bach solo cello suites is fulfilled, with her performanceof the Suite in C Minor (which is actually number five inthe set).It’s so easy to “catch the fire” of a summer festival – music springingup in various places, artists and concert-goers sharing the excitementof magical moments – and I urge you to work one or more intoyour summer plans. Here’s some of what you might find in variousSouthern Ontario festivals:July 4: North of Toronto at historic Sharon Temple, Music at Sharonpresents Les Voix Baroques, a celebrated ensemble specializing invocal works from the Renaissance and Baroque. They’ll offer musicby Charpentier and Carissimi in this imposing space.July 18: Northwest of Campbellford, the Westben Festival presentsthe Toronto Consort in their presentation “Shakespeare’s Songbook.”The Consort uses the songs and dances of Shakespeare’s playsto engage the audience in the wonderful world of Elizabethan music:“music for fools, fairies and Falstaff.”July 9-August 1: The Elora Festival takes place in a village with aspectacular setting along the Elora Gorge, north of Guelph. If you go,you’ll be able to hear four early music concerts: choral works withthe Elora Festival Singers and collaborating artists on July 18 (Handeland Vivaldi) and July 22 (The Tudors); the delightfully daring groupI Furiosi on July 24; and “Love: Sacred and Profane” on July 31 – aprogramme of renaissance music presented by Ludus Modalis VocalEnsemble from France.July 16-August 8: At the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound,you can hear concerts as diverse as “Sound the Trumpet” (music for16 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


trumpet, soprano and piano by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Scarlatti)on July 29; Bach’s powerful B Minor Mass on July 30; and “Baroqueon the Boat” (a morning concert on the M.V. Chippewa in GeorgianBay with the Festival Winds) on August 6.July 19-August 22: At Stratford Summer Music, gems seem to bemultiplying: Winona Zelenka, having recently recorded all the Bachsolo cello suites, will perform each of them in separate concerts – andas several of these are now sold out, more performances are beingadded as I write. (Zelenka is featured as the cover story in The WholeNote’sJune issue.) As well, Bach’s Coffee Cantata can be enjoyed inthe appropriate setting of a coffee house (August 13, 14 and 15); andfrom it another event has been brewed: “Bawk’s” (alias Tiefenbach’s)Cappuccino Cantata (or The Lonely Barista) can be savoured the followingweek (August 20, 21 and 22).July 24-August 7: If you find yourself in Ottawa this summer, youmust take in some events of the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. July28: Les Voix Humaines (gambists Susie Napper and Margaret Little)present “Master and Pupil: Sainte-Colombe, the master, and MarinMarais, his pupil”; August 1: Ensemble Caprice explores an unlikelyconnection in “Bach and the Baroque Gypsies”; August 5: HelenePlouffe, Mark Simonds and friends present “Discovering the violad’amore and chalumeau”; August 5: Ludus Modalis perform “SpiritualSongs and Psalms of the Renaissance” with music by Sweelinck,Estocart, Ferrabosco, Costelley and Le Jeune. (This list is not comprehensive,so do check the listings.)As for me, I am enslaved by a gamba and a cat, neither of whomtravels very well; so I’ll probably do most of my concert-going withinthe boundaries of Toronto. But you never know – don’t be surprised ifyou find me at any of the aforementioned events. And may your owntreasure hunt be fascinating!Simone Desilets is a long-time contributor to The WholeNote inseveral capacities, who plays the viola da gamba. She can becontacted at: earlymusic@thewholenote.com.2010 SeasonJuly 4 toAugust 14it’s never been JUST about the milk!including:blues, country, jazz, Klezmer & classicalmusic plus special appearances byThe Oddville Stage Co.featuring:Milk Trial By Jury *based on the G&S operetta withDonna Ellen Trifunovich, SopranoMitch Smolkin, TenorTickets and further information:symphonyinthebarn.comor 519.369.6773* libretto by David GibbonsJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 17


10/11 Concert SeriesANDREW BURASHKO, ARTISTIC DIRECTORTickets & Subscriptions are nowavailable at artoftimeensemble.comPlease join us for our exciting newseason of performances:Robert Schumann1810–2010Sept 17 & 18, 2010Shakespeare:If Music Be…Dec 9–11, 2010Take This WaltzFeb 4 & 5, 2011Become a subscriber:The War of the Worlds(in association withHarbourfront Centre’s World Stage)March 31 – Apr 3, 2011The Songbook 5featuring Sarah SleanMay 24 & 25, 2011• Save up to 20% off regular ticket prices• Subscribe early and get the best seats in the house• Meet the artists at our post-concertcocktail receptions• Free ticket exchangeA Tale of Two CitiesJ a S o n v a n e y kYou’d do well to keep your frequent flyer card handy over thenext two months. I know I will. We new-music seekers are goingto be bouncing between Toronto and Ottawa a lot if we wantto catch all the excellent programming promised by the mainstay festivals,as well as a few new offerings in a sizzling summer concertcalendar.We’ll start in Toronto with the 12th edition of New Adventuresin Sound Art’s Sound Travels festival, which has a healthy run fromJune 26-September 26. Sound Travels takes a more grounded focusto sound and space than other NAISA festivals, bringing together amix of interactive installations, performances, sound walks and workshopsat their home in the Artscape Wychwood Barns. Featured artistsinclude Toronto’s own Rose Bolton alongside Marcelle Deschênes,David Eagle, Ned Bouhalassa, D. Andrew Stewart, Satoshi Moritaand Rob Cruickshank, among others. Full programming details areavailable at www.naisa.ca.Next, we bounce over to Ottawa, where the adage seems to be“enough is never enough.” While our nation’s capital is already hometo the world’s largest chamber music festival, it will welcome a newcontender this summer, Music and Beyond. Running from July 5-14,Music and Beyond’s 85 concerts will forge links between music andother art forms in concerts featuring some of the greatest names inclassical music. While new music from many countries can be foundthroughout the festival programming, those of us looking for a “bangfor our buck” will want to pay attention to the mid-festival dates.On July 8, CBC Radio 2,the National Gallery of Canadaand Music and Beyond will unveilthe results of their GalleryProject – the culmination of anational contest to choose fiveworks of art from the Galleryto inspire new compositions.The programme includesworks by a cross-country collectionof Canadian composers,including Jocelyn Morlock,Denis Bédard, Michael ConwayBaker, Colin Mack, ScottMacmillan, Elizabeth RaumComposer and conductorGary Kulesha.and Kelly-Marie Murphy. The following day, Music and Beyond partnerswith the Ottawa New Music Creators to celebrate local composersGabor Finta, Steven Gellman and Patrick Cardy at the Churchof St. John the Evangelist. Across both days, the National Arts CentreOrchestra will open its afternoon rehearsals to the public with twonew music reading sessions. Conductor Gary Kulesha will lead theorchestra in explorations of new orchestral works by both emergingand established Canadian composers. For full Music and Beyond festivaldetails, and to purchase passes, visit www.musicandbeyond.ca.Back in Toronto, the lovely Queen of Puddings Music Theatre willunveil its latest project from July 29-31 at the Young Centre for thePerforming Arts. Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour comprises threedistinct chamber operas sung in three languages (Mandarin, Englishand medieval French), exploring three cultures and three historicalperiods within the music of three Canadian composers: Fuhong Shi,John Rea and Pierre Klanac. Written for soprano, mezzo-soprano andaccordion, these three premiere pieces are connected by the universaltheme of love, and will be presented as one fully staged opera work.Two Toronto new opera pros, soprano Xin Wang and mezzo KrisztinaSzabo, share the stage with accordionist John Lettieri. Ticketsto Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour can be purchased through www.youngcentre.ca or 416-866-8666. To learn more about Queen of Puddingsvisit www.queenofpuddingsmusictheatre.com.18 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Meanwhile, running parallel to Beauty Dissolves is the Ottawapremiere of Christos Hatzis’ wildly successful Constantinople, featuringthe Gryphon Trio with the extremely talented cabaret/opera singerPatricia O’Callaghan and renowned world music vocalist MaryemTollar. This multimedia, concert-length chamber work, which hasbeen presented to sold-out audiences on two continents, is a featurepresentation of the 17th Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival,on July 29.While the Ottawa festival gets underway on July 24, the real newmusic activity starts up on August 2 with the annual New MusicMarathon. This year’s version offers no less than six concerts underthe New Music Dialogues banner, all housed at the handsome St.Brigid’s Centre for the Arts near Ottawa’s bustling Byward Market.Highlights include the world renowned Penderecki String Quartetperforming new music by Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich;the world premiere of 9 Dances for Flute and Accordion by Torontobasedcomposer Juliet Palmer; Alexina Louie’s spellbinding Take theDog Sled for two Inuit throat-singers and ensemble; and the GryphonTrio performing works by Gary Kulesha. Adventurous listeners willwant to explore the Late Night at St. Brigid’s series, where Montrealcomposer Nicole Lizée pushes musical boundaries with turntablist DJP-LOVE and the maverick trio Toca Loca. Full festival details, ticketsand passes are available through www.chamberfest.com.Finally, we return to Toronto, where the Toronto Summer MusicFestival will be underway July 20 – August 14. July 30 seems to bea very popular date in the festival calendar. This time, we get to hearthe Penderecki String Quartet, strong champions of new music, ina programme of five new string quartets. Waterloo-based composerGlenn Buhr gets special attention in this year’s festival: the Pendereckiswill perform his Quartet No. 4 and the composer himselfwill give a pre-concert talk on all five new works. (I was hoping thatwe would get an earful of the results from Toronto Summer Music’sComposer Workshop, but this young addition to their academy programmingseems to have been inexplicably and sadly cancelled.) OnAugust 7 at the University of Toronto’s MacMillan Theatre the festivalwill premiere Buhr’s Song of the Earth, a companion piece to the wellknown and loved Mahler song-cycle. Both will appear in versions forchamber ensemble with soloists Roxana Constantinescu and GordonGietz. For full festival details, and to purchase tickets, visit www.torontosummermusic.com.After all of our city and concert-hopping, we can finally take advantageof the late summer weather and rest up for the concert seasonahead. But not for too long! New music makes its return on September26 with the Toronto New Music Marathon – eight hours of continuousand contemporary sounds from Toronto’s new music creatorsin the lively Yonge-Dundas Square.Jason van Eyk is the Ontario Regional Director of the CanadianMusic Centre. He can be contacted at: newmusic@thewholenote.com.TORONTO’SNEWEST CLASSICALPRINT MUSICHEADQUARTERSDedicated RCMexam requirementbook sections forTheory, Piano, Strings,Brass & Woodwinds.Diverse repertoire, method,& study selection for allinstruments.Full selection of electric andacoustic guitars,keyboards,drums,and accessories including amplifiers& public address systems/dj equipment.Band and string instrument sales.Ask about our teacher discount program.415 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2A5store: (416) 593-8888 www.stevesmusic.comeducational@stevesmusic.com2010/11 SEASON PREVIEWX AVANT FESTIVAL V: “WHAT IS REAL?”Curated by Gregory OhJeff MillsMyra Davies’ 50 Minute RingJohn Oswald’s DoubleriteThe Halo BalletThe Well Tempered AudienceGRAPHIC SCORES CONCERTFEATURING Eve Egoyan+ Quartetto GraphicaJAZZ AVANT SERIESChicago Underground DuoKeith Rowe + Owen AmbarchiTony Wilson SextetNEW WORLD SERIESDJ/RuptureGirma Wolde MichaelDublab Collective: TonalismAmir Amiri / Galerie StratiquePOST-CLASSICAL SERIESDonatienne Michel-DansacNOW EnsembleFringe PercussionA Tribute to Norma BeecroftOn the Trail of Kaija SaariahoPOP AVANT SERIESBen FrostArthur’s LandingClimax Golden TwinsTeen Sleuth & the Freed Cyborg ChoirBECOME A MUSIC GALLERY MEMBER AND SAVEON TICKET PRICES! Email info@musicgallery.orgThe Music Gallery • 197 John St. • Toronto M5T 1X6416-204-1080 • www.musicgallery.orgJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 19


Choral Oasis in EloraB e n J a m i n S t e i nSINGERS WELCOMEAmateur & ProfessionalAuditions for 2010/11 Season:• •Welcome Yule• •Handel’s Messiah• •Gala CabaretDavid J. KingCONDUCTORSUMMER SIGHT-SINGING & VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASSESwww.allthekingsvoices.ca 416 225 2255Sunday October 24 • 3 p.m.Kaffeemusik500 Years of English SongSaturday December 4 • 8 p.m.O Magnum MysteriumOpening Notes • 7 p.m.Music & Mystery2010/2011Mark Vuorinen Music DirectorSaturday April 2 • 8 p.m.Josquin: Motets and ChansonsOpening Notes • 7 p.m.Sunday May 15 • 3 p.m.KaffeemusikBach and NumerologyCONCERT SEASONSubscribe now for the best seats in the house!Christ Church Deer Park(416) 763-1695 • torontochamberchoir.caWhat do a Medieval mystic, Santa Claus and Elvis Presley havein common? They are the centerpieces of contrasting concertsin Southern Ontario this July and August. Stylistic extremesare quite common in any healthy choral scene, but in the summer,when many choirs are on hiatus, the relative paucity of concertsmakes the contrasts even more noticeable.The Elora Festival (July 9-August 1) has as its centerpiece the excellentElora Festival Singers, who are performing a range of musicfrom works by Beethoven, Vivaldiand Handel to a Broadway concertwith the great Jackie Richardsonas soloist. But if I had to pick oneconcert to go to during the festival,I would opt for their performanceof Benjamin Britten’s oratorio St.Nicholas, on July 25.Britten is hardly a neglectedcomposer, but I have always beencurious as to why his St. Nicholasisn’t performed more often. Writtenin 1948, it shows all the poiseand dash of the young composer ofPeter Grimes, combined with thegenuine friendliness towards theaudience – not an especially widespreadattitude in 20th-centurycomposers – of The Young Person’sGuide to the Orchestra. Thesubject of the work is of coursethe Medieval bishop who was thesource for the modern Santa Claus,Noel Edison, conductor ofthe Elora Festival Singers.and with Christmas concert attendance often being the economic anchorfor many choral groups, I would have thought that this clearlyseasonal work could do well against more familiar seasonal offeringsby Handel, Bach, Monteverdi and others.One possible explanation for St. Nicholas’s relative rarity in concertis its unusual scoring. Written in celebration of the centenary ofthe English boy’s school Lancing College, Britten made use of theschool’s comprehensive musical resources to score the piece for tenorsoloist, an adult mixed choir, a children’s choir, two pianos, organ,percussion and strings. To quote a character in Robertson Davies’sA Mixture of Frailties, it is “just the size to be neglected.” He mighthave been referring to St. Nicholas.Britten’s conception of St. Nicholas himself is filled with nuance.Outwardly powerful, stern yet benign, the true character of the bishopis one of doubt and conflict. This powerful tenor role alternatesbetween quiet soliloquies and fiery sermons, while the choral movementsencompass childlike playfulness, pageantry, savage cannibalism,a wonderful depiction of a storm at sea and finally Nicholas’sdeath and ascent into sainthood. It is a rare treat to hear this work inconcert, especially this time of year.The Medieval mystic mentioned above is Hildegard of Bingen, andher music is the focus of a concert on August 8 given by Schola Magdalena,a five-voice ensemble of female singers based out of Toronto’sChurch of St. Mary Magdalene. Hildegard was a medieval polymathof almost Leonardian scope, and recent researches into both earlymusic and the work of female composers has brought her work, neglectedfor centuries, into new focus.Medieval scholars often struggle with lost or incomplete sourcesin their attempts to shine a light on the past. They have been luckywith Hildegard, who left behind a clear legacy of songs, poems,books and letters that gives us insight both into the times in which shelived and the mind of an individual artist. Performers of her music20 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


have found a richness of invention, in which melody can be made toilluminate and enhance the meaning of the text in a way that can bechallenging with even the most beautiful chant.From a Medieval cleric to a modern composer’s take on a Medievalsaint, to the proverbial King of Rock and Roll may seem like aunlikely leap – especially in a choral context. But Elvis Presley wasa deeply religious man, who loved singing gospel music as a vocalwarm-up prior to giving concerts, and whose earliest musical influenceswere the choirs and quartets that he heard attending church asa young child. On August 20 Hamilton’s Brott Festival Choir and NationalAcademy Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony,in good classical fashion. But on August 4 the orchestra is joined by aGospel choir to perform Elvis: The Way it Was with vocalist StephenKabakos. Though the concert will likely focus on Presley’s pop songs,anyone familiar with Presley’s gospel singing can hear clearly the degreeto which a song like “Suspicious Minds” draws on that influence.Performing popular music in a choral context is much trickierthan it might seem. Ease with syncopated rhythms is an essential partof the performance of popular music, and classically trained musicianscan struggle to free themselves from the straightjacket of notatedmusic, in which syncopation is often difficult to convey convincinglyand idiomatically. An awareness of the backbeat (accents ontwo and four in a 4/4 measure) needs to inform the performance at alltimes, and often singers must re-jig their vocal style as well. A legatovocal line that serves Handel and Mozart is usually too heavy andrhythmically undifferentiated for popular music.I predict that even choirs mostly accustomed to classical repertoirewill begin to delve with increasing frequency into the world of popularmusic. The challenge for choirs and choral directors will be torecognize that good execution of popular music takes skills that classicaltraining has neglected, and adjust and even re-train accordingly.The term “performance practice” is often applied to early music:equal care and respect is needed in the area of popular and vernacularmusic as well.Some last notes.The Elmer Iseler Singersperform on July11 at Westben, and atParry Sound’s Festivalof the Sound on July 30and August 8. The 2010Ontario Youth Choir,directed this year byIwan Edwards appearThe Elmer Iseler Singers.from 27-29 August, inLondon, Orillia and Torontorespectively. And in a final Gospel context, at Toronto’s FringeTheatre Festival (June 30-July 11), the play “Maurice Carter’s Innocence”will feature a Gospel choir onstage, helping to illuminate andtell the true story of a miscarriage of justice that led to one man’swrongful imprisonment, and of the determination of those who foughtfor his release.Toronto Classical Singers2010/11 SeasonHandel: Messiah (Highlights)Sunday December 5, 2010Morten Lauridsen: Lux AeternaMozart: RequiemSunday February 27, 2011Mendelssohn: ElijhaSunday May 1, 2011Conductor: Jurgen PetrenkoThe Talisker Players OrchestraInteresting in joining email: members@torontoclassicalsingers.ca or call416-443-1490 to arrange an auditionSeason Tickets: Adult: $80 Senior/Student: $65Single Tickets: Adult: $30 Senior/Student: $25To order: tickets@torontoclassicalsingers.ca or 416-443-1490www.torontoclassicalsingers.caBenjamin Stein is a tenor and theorbist. He can be contacted at:choralscene@thewholenote.com.PETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.comJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 21


Guillermo Silva-Marin, Founder and General Director2010-11 SeasonDieFledermausor THE REVENGE OF THE BATby Johann StraussDecember 28, 29, 31,January 2 (mat), 5, 7,8, 9 (mat)LuisaFernandaby Moreno TorrobaMarch 9, 11, 12, 13 (mat)The Pirates ofPenzanceby Gilbert & SullivanApril 26, 27, 29, 30,May 1 (mat)plusVienna GoldSeptember 11 & 12 (mat)Gala OffenbachienneNovember 14 (mat)Broadway’s New York– A Musical Journeyat the Marriott Toronto DowntownEaton Centre HotelApril 9a subscription brochure willbe available in Julycall 416-922-2912www.torontooperetta.comPRINCE EDWARD COUNTYMUSICFESTIVALSeptember 16-25, 2010The Church of St. Mary MagdalenePicton, OntarioStéphane LemelinArtistic director and pianistSteven GellmanComposer-in-residenceInformation: (613) 393-3798info@pecmusicfestival.comwww.pecmusicfestival.comPresented byThe Prince Edward County Arts CouncilONTARIO ARTS COUNCILCONSEIL DES ARTS DE L’ONTARIONo Strings TheatrePRESENTSLes Misérables®School EditionPerformed entirely by students.A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL andCLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG.School Edition speciallyadapted and licensed byMUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONALand CAMERON MAKINTOSH.Show Dates:July 29 - 7:30 pmJuly 30 - 7:30 pmJuly 31 - 1:30 pm & 7:30 pmBuy Tickets Onlineup to 3 hours before each show.Online Prices: $22, $18, $12At the door: $25, $20, $15For tickets, informationor program details visitWWW.NOSTRINGSTHEATRE.COMor Call (416) 912-9809750 SPADINA (AT BLOOR)Harbourfront and Morek a r e n a g e SBunraku Bay Puppet Troupe.Summer is here, bringing with it a plethora of world music eventsto take in, many of which will occur outdoors. Harbourfrontis of course one of the biggest purveyors of music and cultureon its many stages both indoor and out, but before having a look atits summer line-up, I’d like to draw your attention to a special eventhosted by the Toronto Summer Music Festival. Bunraku is a formof Japanese puppet theatre, which originated in 17th-century Osaka.Puppets are often life-size, and the drama is accompanied by traditionalmusic. On July 22, the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe and ImadaPuppet Troupe will performat U of T’s MacMillanTheatre, preceded bya pre-performance talk at6:45pm. The Bunraku Baygroup is the only Americantroupe of its kind, and theyare joined by their mentorsfrom Japan (Imada wasfounded in 1704!) in a seriesof short plays.Heading down toHarbourfront, Music inthe Garden curator TamaraBernstein has once againput together a fine seriesof free Thursday (7pm)and Sunday (4pm) concerts,running July 1 to September19. For the full schedule,check out Harbourfront’swebsite, but hereare some “world” highlights:on Canada Day, the Ahkwesasne Women Singers sing traditionalMowhawk songs, and there will be a world premiere of a newpiece by Barbara Croall, Agamiling (On the Shore), for Native instruments,voice, clarinet and field recordings. On July 22, folk dancesfrom around the world will be performed by Jayme Stone (banjo),Mike Barnett (fiddle), Grant Gordy (guitar) and Greg Garrison (bass).Vancouver’s Orchid Ensemble presents “The Road to Kashgar” onJuly 29, featuring music inspired by countries and cultures along theSilk Road. In addition to Chinese, Indian, Jewish and Central Asianmusic, they’ll play works by contemporary British Columbia composers.Toronto’s own Japanese taiko ensemble Nagata Shachu performson August 5; and sarangi virtuosa Aruna Narayan, with Vineet Vyas(tabla) and Akshay Kalle (tanpura) perform North Indian ragas designatedfor twilight on August 19.Still at Harbourfront, World Routes 2010 is a series of mini festivalsrunning every weekend from Canada Day through Labour Day.Some highlights: vocalist Cheryl L’Hirondelle presents contemporarysongs expressing the Cree world view, July 1, at Redpath Stage.(Unfortunately this is around the same time as that evening’s MusicGarden concert, so you’ll have to choose.) “Hot Spot” runs July 2-4;highlights include the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, featuringdancers, singers and musicians, and l’Orchestre Septentrional,an 18-piece big band from Haiti, on July 3. “Expressions of Brazil”runs July 16-18; Roda de Samba performs July 17, and 17-yearoldMallu Magalhaes performs songs from her two albums, in Portuguese,English and French. “Island Soul” presents Caribbean cultureJuly 30-August 2; roots/reggae vocalist Queen Ifrica performs July 31,and some of Canada’s best steelpan players jam August 1 and 2.“What is Classical?” (Aug. 6-8) explores notions of “classical”music, of both East and West. The Turkish ensemble Djoumbushjoins forces with Warhol Dervish (baroque and contemporary cham-22 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


er music collective) on August 7. And last but not least, the AshkenazFestival of Jewish culture returns for its eighth round of performancesshowcasing both local and international artists, August 31-September6. For details, visit www.ashkenazfestival.com and www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldroutes2010for details on all Harbourfrontfestivals.The 11th annual Bana Y’Afrique, a free outdoor festival of Africanmusic and culture, takes place July 24 and 25 at Metro HallSquare (King/John). Presented by Africa New Music, there willbe 16 performances by groups from across Canada and one fromabroad. Performers include M’bilia Bel (Congolese singer known asthe “Queen of Congolese rumba”), Ethio Stars Band (Ethiopian songsfrom the 1960s to the present), Afrafranto (Ghanaian “palm winemusic” – a style involving guitars, named after the drink served atgatherings where African guitarists played), Umurisho (a Burundian-Canadian drumming/dance group), and much more.Staying on the outdoors theme, Yonge/Dundas Square is a hub ofactivity throughout the summer. The Global Grooves series includesTambura Rasa on July 2, a cross-cultural group featuring Spanish guitar,gypsy strings, Afro-Latin percussion, Flamenco and belly dancers.Co-presented with Small World Music, another “ethno-fusion”band from Quebec, Apadoorai combines Australian didgeridoo, Reggae,Arabic, Celtic and folk music, July 23. Also a Small World copresentation,Les Gitans de Sarajevo plays Balkan/Gypsy style musicand song on August 13. For the full schedule of events at Yonge/DundasSquare visit www.ydsquare.ca and for more from Small WorldMusic, visit www.smallworldmusic.com.If you’re a jazz fan, the Danforth Mosaic BIA (www.danforthmosaicbia.com/blog)has a series of free outdoor concerts at the CoxwellParkette (Danforth, just west of Coxwell station), every Wednesdayevening beginning July 7. You can hear Suba Sankaran and Indianjazzfusion band Autorickshaw on July 14.If staying indoors is a must, head to Hugh’s Room on July 9 tohear the Gypsy jazz ensemble Gypsophilia; they’ll also be at London,Ontario’s Sunfest on July 10/11. And the Russians are coming!The Russian Cossack State Dance Company makes its Massey Halldebut on September 1. Thirty dancers, a chorus, vocal soloists, and a10-piece chamber orchestra present a colourful and lively evening ofsome of the most athletic dance and music around!Karen Ages can be reached at worldmusic@thewholenote.comJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 23


Some Thoughts toEntertainJ i m g a l l o w a ybeen a great jazz fan my whole life. I certainly like modernjazz as well, but my favourite kind is New Orleans jazz. Somethingabout the primitive quality, the simplicity of it, the direct-“I’veness. It is the one style of jazz that stays with me the most.”So says Allan Stewart Konigsberg, better known as Woody Allenin a recent article in New York’s Village Voice.“Early jazz was very pleasurable and very simple,” explains Allen.“After a while, that stuff became concert music, and the chord progressionsgot very complicated, and the harmonies got very complicated.It became less pleasurable. Not less great … But it requiredmore concentration and more effort from the audience.”Allen has just finished the season of sold-out Monday night appearancesat New York’s up-market Carlyle Hotel where, to be honest,his fame rather than his music was the big attraction, and forking out$100 for the privilege wasn’t a problem.He does not deny his limitations as a musician, but his love of themusic is genuine.It is, however, a form of jazz that is no longer a part of the mainstreamof the music. The audience for traditional jazz has diminished,partly through attrition, changing tastes, media neglect and the factthat jazz has embraced so many different influences that it is now wellnigh impossible to define. Only a few young musicians now choose tospecialize in traditional jazz and you have to look to Europe to findmany of them.Certainly, early jazz and swing musicians looked upon themselveslargely as entertainers. There was no comprehension that jazz musicmight be or develop into an art form. “Entertainment”: such a vitalword when describing early jazz, and a word that’s foreign to much oftoday’s music.New York, which used to be a stronghold of jazz in the traditionwith places such as Eddie Condon’s and Jimmy Ryan’s still does havea few places where you can hear jazz that swings: Arthur’s Tavern onGrove Street, Il Valentino at the Sutton Hotel on E. 56th St., and onMondays you can catch Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (11-pieceband) at Club Cache, downstairs at the Edison Hotel on W. 46th St.Here in Toronto the longest running of these traditional strongholdshas to be Grossman’s Tavern on Spadina, which this year celebratesthe 40th anniversary of New Orleans Jazz every Saturdayafternoon from 4:30 pm.The original bandleaderwas Cliff (“Kid”) Bastien,and his Saturday afternoonresidence at Grossman’sbegan when, in 1970,then-owner Al Grossmanhired the young trumpeterand his Camelia Band, latercalled Kid Bastien’s HappyPals, to perform every Saturday.Apart from a short periodaround 1980, Kid playedthere until his death in February2003. But the band, nowled by Patrick Tevlin, stillplays New Orleans jazz to afaithful following.C’est What has bi-weeklysessions with the Hot FiveJazzmakerss from 3-6pm, althoughin the next few weeksthe dates are June 5 and July4. They play a mix of ragtime,blues, spirituals andTrumpeter Cliff (“Kid”) Bastien.classic jazz, and they have been strutting their stuff in this downtownwatering hole on Front St. E. for over 20 years. The leader is trombonistBrian Towers, and the band is dedicated to playing in the traditionalstyle with the emphasis on entertaining their audience.It’s worth making the observation that when I say traditional jazz,I’m using terms of reference that have changed from the old dayswhen jazz was still relatively easy to define – the time when you wereeither a traditionalist or a bebopper. Nowadays, as I have said in earliercolumns, it is pretty well impossible to define just what jazz is, sowidespread are the influences – and Charlie Parker’s music, once consideredpretty “outside,” now sounds positively traditional.Having said that, a great spot for jazz that swings has to beQuotes on King St., opposite Roy Thomson Hall. They have establisheda loyal following for their Friday sessions from 5 to 8pm withthe resident Canadian Jazz Quartet plus a guest each week drawnfrom the extensive pool of front-rank local musicians. If you want aseat near the band you have to get there early.What makes this club so successful? For one thing the timeframeof 5 to 8 is a winner. You can make your way there after workor make it a destination. you can enjoy the music and be home by 9o’clock, or go out for an evening on the town. It also falls into theTGIF category at the end of the work week for most people.But there’s another significant element; the quality of the music isextremely high by any standards, and the club has become a “hang”for local musicians, adding to the cachet. In this regard it is reminiscentof the old Montreal Bistro. They do, however, take a breakover the summer months, so you will have to wait until September 17,when jazz at Quotes will enter its fifth year of swinging jazz.However, the reality is that more and more traditional jazz findsitself surviving in little enclaves, supported by a small but dedicatedfollowing. Yet there’s a vital significance to this music: every style ofjazz is an integral part of the story and if you know nothing about theroots your music – or your listening experience – will be less rewardingthan it might have been.If art reflects the age, and recognizing that we are in an era of angerand frustration, then it’s no wonder that today’s music often reflectswhat is happening around us these days. As the Austrian writerErnst Fischer said: “In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, mustalso reflect decay.” But I like to think that music also has the power toheal, soothe and calm, and there has to be room in our lives for jazzthat lifts our spirits and entertains us.Happy listening – with the emphasis on happy!Jim Galloway is a saxophonist, band leader and the former artisticdirector of Toronto Downtown Jazz. He can be contacted at:jazznotes@thewholenote.com.24 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


FOTS-10_Wholenote.indd 110-05-16 4:32 PMpHOTO LuCa pErLMaNSummer TraditionsJ a c k m a c q u a r r i eAs I sit down to produce this final column before The Wholenote’ssummer break, I’m in the throes of recovery from the weekendof June 12-13. It started with a dress rehearsal on Saturdayafternoon followed by a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphonyin the evening with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Sunday startedwith “The World’s Biggest Brass Event” for the International Women’sBrass Conference (IWBC). Then it was off to an end-of-seasongarden party for another musical group. Before long I had to leave theparty early for another orchestral rehearsal of Grieg’s Piano Concertoand Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.I switched from bass trombone in the Beethoven to an antiqueSoviet Army rotary valve baritone horn in the Colonel Bogey marchat the IWBC. I also went from a tuxedo on Saturday to a T-shirt onSunday, and from The Glenn Gould Studio Saturday to a grassy slopeat the Humber College Lakeshore Campus for the IWBC. It certainlywas a weekend of variety!WholeNote columnist Jack MacQuarrie (left) andconductor Howard Cable at the IWBC.Now let’s take a very unscientific look at what community musicalgroups have planned for the summer months.There may be the odd performance in a summer festival, but, withfew exceptions, most community orchestras and choirs take a breakduring the summer months. Not so for community bands. A centuryago, before radio and television, the “town band” was a principalsource of musical entertainment for most communities in ourpart of the world. From its construction in 1936, for the next 40 or soyears, the Main Bandshell at Toronto’s CNE featured twice-daily concertsby famous bands from around the world. In between those therewere concerts by local bands, there and on the North Bandstand. I rememberwell the Bands of the Royal Marines and the National Bandof New Zealand. All summer long there were weekly band concertsin Toronto at Kew Gardens, High Park, Allen Gardens and St. JamesPark. Similar concerts on a smaller scale took place in most smallercommunities.How have community bands changed? How do today’s bands perceivetheir roles? While some community bands do close down for awhile, many simply switch to an annual summer agenda, with moreemphasis on outdoor performances. So I’ve decided to look at the fourHARKNETTMusical Services Ltd.Instruments & AccessoriesSales - Rentals - Lease to OwnBrass - Woodwind -String Instruments - GuitarBuy direct from the DistributorAUTHORIZED DEALER FOR:Armstrong, Artley, Besson, Buffet,Conn, Getzen, Holton, Jupiter,Keilworth, King, Noblet,Selmer, Vito, YanagisawaMUSIC BOOKSBEST SELECTIONOF POPULAR &EDUCATIONAL MUSICPiano - Guitar - Instrumental905-477-11412650 John Street, Unit 15(Just North of Steeles)www.harknettmusic.comNew Zealand String Quartet Stockey YoungArtists Michel Strauss Afiara String QuartetDenis Brott Orford Six Pianos OperaGala Angela Cheng Mark DuBois ClimaxJazz Band Janina Fialkowska GabriellePrata Adam György Michael Kim AndréLaplante Trio Désirée The Glory of the CelloClassic Primadonna Guy Few Leslie FaganMosaique James Campbell Anagnoson &Kinton Elmer Iseler Singers Big BandWeekend Dave Young Big Band TorontoAll-Star Big Band Gene DiNovi Scandinavian SuiteBach Mass in B minor Sound the TrumpetPenderecki String Quartet Judy LomanFestival Chamber Orchestra MachaBelooussova James Sommerville The SchumannLetters Swiss Piano Trio Festival WindsFrederieke Saeijs Jeffrey Stokes Moshe HammerHarp Festival Beethoven SymphonyGraham Campbell Painted Sound Andrew BurashkoEssence of Austria Shores of NewfoundlandYegor Dyachkov Colin Ainsworth Family FareCanada Day Cruise Conversations with KeithSinal Aberto Glen Montgomery Colin FoxSharlene Wallace Jan Lisiecki Lydia AdamsPeter McGillivray David Bourque Nora BumanisMary Lou Fallis Strings Across the Sky ChloeDominguez Susan Gilmour Bailey Terry ClarkeBeverley Johnston Leopoldo Erice MarkFewer Ailene Hackleman Gryphon Trio JulieBaumgartel Vicki St. Pierre Victoria Gydov JenniferSwartz Suzanne Shulman Bruce Kelly JamesMason Elizabeth Volpé Bligh Erica GoodmanChopin Celebrated Joel QuarringtonBarry Shiffman James McKay John NovacekPirates of Penzance Stéphan SylvestreCanada’s premier summer classical musicevent at the Charles W. Stockey Centrefor the Performing Arts in Parry Sound— on beautiful Georgian Bay.July 16 – August 8, 20101.866.364.0061www.festivalofthesound.caWhere the world’sgreat musicianscome to play.July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 25


modern community bands of my acquaintance, to see how each hasevolved with the changing times.The oldest of these bands is the Newmarket Citizens Band. Havingoperated continuously for over 100 years, it’s not surprising thatthis band’s activities most closely resemble those of the town bandwhen they were first formed. They play regular outdoor concerts in avariety of venues and play for many parades for which they frequentlyreceive honoraria. The proceeds of these have been sufficient forthe band to purchase, at no expense to the members, a complete set ofnew blazers with embroidered crests. In appearance, this band mostclosely adheres to its traditional roots.The Concert Band of Cobourg is an excellent anomaly amongcommunity bands, both in appearance and activities. A good manyyears ago the town band in Cobourg was struggling. Then a new residentwith a solid band background moved to town. Roland White(“Roly,” as he is known), had for many years served in bands of theRoyal Marines, and studied conducting under Sir John Barbirolli.Having brought many of the traditions of the Royal Marines withhim, the band was adopted as the official band of Her Majesty’s RoyalMarines Association, Ontario, and subsequently obtained Royal permissionto wear a uniform closely resembling that of the Royal Marines.Some years ago, ill health forced White to retire and hand thereins over to Paul Storms, who carries on the tradition admirably.Every year the band travels to Plattsburgh NY in September forthe Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorative Weekend. As part of thatcelebration, they will be performing September 11 in a parade, beatretreat ceremony and evening concert. Once again this summer, fromJuly 6 through to August 31, they will perform their summer-eveningconcert-series in the Victoria Park Bandshell in Cobourg. As withthe Newmarket Band, this group participates regularly in parades andother ceremonial events.The Markham Concert Band was organized 32 years ago by agroup of local residents who had a common desire to make music. Afew charter members are still active in the band. Unlike traditionaltown bands, this group has never participated in parades. They do,however, take part in a wide range of community activities. As of thiswriting, they already have commitments for 12 events this summer,ranging from a Main Street Festival to a concert at the Orillia Aquatheatre.As for uniforms, they are much less formal. In winter it’s adark green sweater with an embroidered logo, and in summer it is agolf shirt with the same logo.The Uxbridge Community Concert Band had its origins 19 yearsago and bears little resemblance to the town bands of yesteryear. It isa summer-only band, operating only during the months of June, Julyand August. Founded initially to provide an opportunity for highschool students to continue playing during the summer, it has evolvedover the years to include a core group of adult players who returneach summer. In addition, many of the original students return eachyear when they are home on vacation from university. As for uniform,each member receives a T shirt with a new musical motif each yearon payment of their dues. They do not parade, but do play for oneDecoration Day ceremony for the local branch of the Royal CanadianLegion. To encourage the development of the talents of the youngermembers, there is within the band a smaller wind ensemble which rehearsesone special challenging selection each summer. This band is awelcome addition to the summer life of the community – but it’s quiteunlike the town band of old.Enjoy your summer of music, whatever your taste in bands!Definition DepartmentThis month’s lesser known musical term is: DILL PICCOLINI, “anexceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes.” Weinvite submissions from readers.Coming Events• July 18-August 21: National Band of the Naval Reserve will be performing a series of concerts in various locations throughout Southern Ontario as part of the celebrations commemorating the 100thanniversary of the establishment of the Royal Canadian Navy.• August 8 7:00: Northdale Concert Band with conductor GrazianoBrescacin presents a concert at the Upper Queen’s Park Bandshell,Stratford, Ontario. Free admission.• August 15 12:30pm: Northdale Concert Band with conductor GrazianoBrescacins present a matinee concert at the Events Pavilion,Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto.Concert is free with park admission.• August 15 6:30: Markham Concert Band with conductor Doug Manningperforms at the Aquatheatre, Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia• August 22 6:30: Newmarket Citizens Band with conductor LesSaville perform at the Aquatheatre, Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia• August 29 12:30: Newmarket Citizens Band with conductor LesSaville presents a matinee concert at the Events Pavilion, BlackCreek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto.Concert is free with park admission.• September 5: Northdale Concert Band with conductor Graziano Brescacinperforms at the Aquatheatre, Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia.Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments, and has performedin many community ensembles. He can be contacted at: bandstand@thewholenote.com.26 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Four Seasons, After All … continued from page 15are going to try tobridge the divide betweenlovers of operaand lovers of musicals,where better than at theCOC’s Queen/Universitycathedral of vocalhigh art? And it is acanny choice of repertoiretoo.Miss Saigon, July’soffering, is after allMadama Butterfly, isn’tit, with some high techhelicoptered in? Andthey are following it inAugust with the LincolnCenter’s seven-out-ofeleven-Tony-winningrevival of South Pacific.FSCPA July Miss Saigon.The latter is indeed a coup (or two). One, it brings NYC to TOin the month when it really stinks to be in New York; two, it offersanother look at the work of Bartlett Sher who directed last season'smemorably moody Tales from Hoffman “Live from the Met.”The Met’s hiring of Sher brought a Broadway veteran to opera(with a Broadway take on things, and maybe even trailing a Broadwayaudience in his wake). It’s win-win. The musical’s “cred” as a genregoes up with the opera highbrows, whenever it yields a Bartlett Sher.And for the Broadway brows, knowing that an opera is in the handsof a seasoned entertainer definitely promises fewer snoozy bits.I’d say there’s a similarly interesting bit of cross-pollination happeninghere.Go Dancap. FSCPA could use a bit of summer buzz.ABA Music and Arts Centre 48Alexander Kats 48All the Kings Voices 20Allan Pulker 49Amadeus Voice Studio 49Amoroso 45ARRAY new music centre 51Art of Time Ensemble 18ATMA 5Bloor Cinema 54Brott Music Festival 3Bryson Winchester 51Canadian Opera Company 9CanClone Services 53Christ Church Deer ParkJazz Vespers 24Civic Light Opera 21Classical 96.3fm 61Cosmo Music 16Dancap Productions 7Denise Williams 49Elora Festival 10Emile Belcourt 49Ensemble TryptychChamber Choir 47Etobicoke Centennial Choir 47Festival of the Sound 25George Heinl 21Glionna Mansell Corporation 12Guelph Jazz Festival 62Harbourfront Centre 2Harknett Musical Services 25Heliconian Hall 51High Park Choirs 47HighlandsSummer Music Festival 10Home County Folk Festival 26Jubilate Singers 47Kincardine 27Kindred Spirits Orchestra 23Le Commensal 51Liz Parker 48LIZPR 53Lockwood ARS 51Long & McQuade 26Melinda Kinney 48a d v e r t i S e r S ’ i n d e xMusic at Port Milford 23Music Gallery 19Music Mondays 23Music Toronto 9National Youth Orchestra 17No Strings Theatre 22Norm Pulker 51Northdale Concert Band 47Oakham House Choir 48Opera In Concert 27Organ - Music and HistoricalFestival 12Orpheus Choir 20Pasquale Bros. 51Pattie Kelly 49Penthelia Singers 48Peter Mahon 21Philharmonic Music LTD. 48Prince Edward CountyJazz Festival 7Prince Edward CountyMusic Festival 22Roger Bergs 48Schola Magdalena 9Soulpepper Theatre Company 15Sound Post (The) 19Soundstreams 13St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church 47Steve’s Music Store 19Stratford Summer Music 4Studio 92 51Sue Crowe Connolly 49Summer Opera Lyric Theatre 11Sunfest ‘10 62Sweetwater Music Festival 11Symphony in the Barn 17Tafelmusik 63Toronto Chamber Choir 20Toronto Classical Singers 21Toronto Opera Repertoire 47Toronto Operetta Theatre 22Toronto Summer MusicAcademy and Festival 52,64Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra 46Yamaha Music School 49YC Chau and Sons Piano 14Guillermo Silva-Marin, General Director2010-11SEASONDaring Vision and Rising Stars:Unplugged!Straight-up!Powerful!www.operainconcert.comRuslan and LyudmilaРуслан и Людмилаby Mikhail GLINKA October 24, 2010La Dame BlancheThe White Ladyby François-Adrien BOÏELDIEU November 28, 2010La Fedelta ` PremiataLoyalty Rewardedby Joseph HAYDN January 30, 2011The Devil and KateČert a Káčaby Anton DVOřÁK March 27, 2011July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 27


The WholeNote ListingsThe WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections this issue:A.GTA (GreATer ToronTo AreA) covers allof Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durhamregions (zones 1,2,3 and 4 on the map below).B.Beyond The GTA covers many areas of SouthernOntario outside Toronto and the GTA (zones 5,6,7,and 8 on the map below). Starts on page 32.FESTIVALS is organized alphabeticallyby festival name and either provides detailedC.SUMMERlistings or refers you to the appropriatespot(s) in the daily listings. Starts on page 35.D.In The CluBs (MosTly JAzz)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 44.E.AnnounCeMenTs eT CeTerA is for lectures,symposia, master classes and other musicrelatedevents (except performances) thatmay be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 46A GenerAl word of CAuTIon A phone number is provided withevery listing in The WholeNote – in fact, we won’t publish a listingwithout one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; and artistsor venues may change after listings are published. Please check beforeyou go out to a concert.how To lIsT Listings in The WholeNote in the sections above are afree service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If youhave an event, send us your information no later than the 15th of themonth prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible toappear.neXT, The new seAson! The next issue covers the period fromSeptember 1-October 7, 2010. All listings for that period must bereceived by 6pm Sunday August 15.lIsTInGs can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. Wedo not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 forfurther information.lIsTInGs zone MAp Visit our website to see a detailed version of thismap: thewholenote.comLakeHuronGeorgianBayLake ErieLake SimcoeLake OntarioCity of TorontoNote: Music theatre productions with extendedruns appear in the daily listings onlyon their first performance of the month.Subsequent performance dates appear at theend of that primary listing. For show times, callthe phone number given in the listings.Listings for the following extended-run productionsmay be found on the dates below:Evita – July 2 (Beyond GTA)Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living inParis – July 2 (Beyond GTA)Jersey Boys – July 2Kiss Me Kate – July 2 (Beyond GTA)Legally Blonde – July 7Miss Saigon – July 9One Touch of Venus – July 1 (Beyond GTA)Rain – July 10Rock of Ages – July 1South Pacific – August 12Thursday July 01• 11:00am: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Xylopholks;Paul Read Orchestra. Toronto Star Stage,Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 1:00 to 12:00 midnight: Harbourfront Centre.World Routes: Canada Day Festival. GypsyMelody, Masaisai Mudare, Jim Galloway, CherylL’Hirondelle, Sarah Slean, The Sadies; and otherartists. Redpath and Sirius Stages and BrigantineRoom, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Buck 65;Groove & Graffiti. Primus Stage, Nathan PhillipsSquare, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Songs Acrossthe Waters. Croall: new work; also traditionalMohawk songs. Ahkwesasne Women Singers.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rock of Ages.Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. $30-$150. Also July 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-August 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31-September 5.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Roy HargroveBig Band. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$60.• 8:45: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.Goldenberg & Yovanoff. Bathurst Street Theatre,736 Bathurst St. 416-966-1062. $11;$10(adv). Also July 3, 5-8, 10.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. 1920sstyle Berlin cabaret. Bread and Circus, 299Augusta Ave. 416-966-1062. $10. Also July2-5, 7-11.Friday July 02• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.JAZZ.FM91 Youth Band, Monterey Jazz FestivalNext Generation Orchestra. Toronto Star Stage,Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. SilverleafJazz Band. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don MillsRd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 4:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Xylopholks.HMV, 333 Yonge St. 416-870-8000.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. YvetteTollar Quintet. Primus Stage, Nathan PhillipsSquare, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. ElizabethShepherd. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don MillsRd. 416-447-0618. Free.A. Concerts In The GTA• 8:00: Dancap Productions. Jersey Boys.Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-644-3665. $55-$95. Also July 3, 4, 6-11,13-18, 20-25, 27-August 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22,24-29, 31-September 5, and beyond.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Fred Frithw/ Octopus opening. Music Gallery, 197 John St.416-870-8000. $15.• 9:00pm to 1:00am: Harbourfront Centre.World Routes: Hot Spot. Jazz Mafia Symphonyand Jazz Mafia Circus. Sirius Stage and BrigantineRoom, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Saturday July 03• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Lost Fingers.Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd.416-447-0618. Free.• 1:00 to 9:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Xylopholks; Lost Fingers; Chaka Khan; MacyGray. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.416-928-2033. Free.• 1:00 to 11:00: Corso Italia Festival. DayOne. Escola da Samba, Toronto All-Star BigBand, The Imbayakunas, Cobra Kings, CarloCoppola, and other artists. 1154-1362 St. ClairAve. W. 416 240-9338. Free.• 5:15: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.See July 1.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Doran-Stucky-Studer and Tacuma Play Music of JimiHendrix w/ NKLS Quartet opening. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-870-8000. $25.• 8:00pm to 12:30am: Harbourfront Centre.World Routes: Hot Spot. Melissa Laveaux; VandanaVishwas; L’Orchestre Septentrional. SiriusStage and Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s QuayW. 416-973-4000. Free.• 10:00pm: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series:The Anais Project. Old-world cabaret songs inEnglish, French, Spanish and Italian. PatriciaO’Callaghan, Miranda Mulholland and RominaDi Gasbarro. 55 Mill St., Building 49. 416-866-8666. $15.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Sunday July 04• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Jane Bunnett.Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd.416-447-0618. Free.• 1:00 to 11:00: Corso Italia Festival. DayTwo. See July 3.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. World’s EndQuartet. American composers in celebration ofIndependence Day. Conservatory Garden, 375Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. ReneeBarda, mezzo-soprano. Scarborough Civic Centre,150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 2:30: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.• 3:00: Music at Sharon. Les Voix Baroques.Motets by Carissimi and Charpentier. MatthewWhite, countertenor and artistic director; ShannonMercer, soprano; Alex Weimann, harpsichord.Temple of the Children of Peace, 18974Leslie St., Sharon. 416-872-4255. $35. 2:30:Pre-concert chat.28 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


• 4:00 to 6:30: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Hot Spot. La-33; Moda Eterna. Siriusand Redpath Stages, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Twilight RecitalSeries: Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden/Istituto Italianodi Cultura. Fermate il Passo (“Stay a moment,passer-by!”). 15th-century Italian music.Viva BiancaLuna Biffi, vocalist and viola d’arco.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park/TD TorontoDowntown Jazz Festival. Jazz Vespers: BrianBarlow Big Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free (donations welcome).Monday July 05• 12:15: Music Mondays. Viva BiancaLunaBiffi, Italian singer-instrumentalist. Music fromRenaissance Italy. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10Trinity Square. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5suggested). Co-sponsored by Istituto di CulturaItaliano, Toronto Early Music Centre and TorontoMusic Garden.• 12:45: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven ofUs. See July 1.• 7:30: Village Harmony. In Concert. Choirperforms music from Bulgaria, Quebec, Corsicaand Georgia. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySq. 416-598-4521 x224. $12(suggested);$8(sr/st suggested).• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Tuesday July 06• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music at Midday:Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).• 6:45: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.See July 1.• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Mega City Band. Barry ZukermanAmphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169 BathurstSt. 416-392-3846. Free.Wednesday July 07• 3:30: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.See July 1.• 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band.Twilight Concert in the Park. Classic pops repertoire.Guests: Scarborough Pipe Band. ApplewoodHomestead, Broadacres Park, 450 TheWest Mall. 416-410-1570. Free.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Legally Blonde– the Musical. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300King St. W. 416-872-1212. $30-$99. Also July8-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-August 1, 3-8.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Thursday July 08• 5:15: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.See July 1.• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. RK Sound Prime Time. Dixielandjazz. Gage Park, 45 Main St. S., Brampton.905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Look Back inTenderness: Brahms on Love and Life. Quintetfor Clarinet and Strings, Op.115. Jerome Summers,clarinet; Madawaska String Quartet. 475Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Friday July 09• 6:00: Organ-Music & Historical Festival.Concert for French Horn and Organ. Ager: Sonatafor French Horn and Organ, and other works.Henri Ormieres and Reinhard Seeliger, organ;Manfred Dippmann, French horn. St. James’Cathedral, 65 Church St. 647-822-2530. Donation($10-$20 suggested).• 7:00: Ars Longa Vita Brevis. Premier Concert.Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in e; alsoworks by Eatock, Dalal and Renaud. Pam Hinman,Carolyn Blackwell, violins; Brandon Chui,viola; Lydia Munchinsky,cello. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-303-6619. $20; $10(st).• 7:30: Dancap Productions. Miss Saigon.Boublil and Schonberg. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-644-3665. $35-$185. Also July 10, 11, 13-18,20-25, 27-August 1.• 7:30: Toronto Centre for the Arts.Westray’s Jazz Hop. Studio Theatre, TCA, 5040Yonge St. 416-872-1111. $15; $12(st).• 8:00pm to 2:00am: Harbourfront Centre.World Routes: Beats, Breaks and Culture. TheHeavy; The Slew Live; Ex-Wolfmother RhythmSection; Rich Aucoin; and Rynecologist. SiriusStage, Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s Quay W.416-973-4000. Free.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.Saturday July 10• 12:00 noon to 10:30: Afrofest. Day One.Meiway, Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo, Chiwoniso,Bayuda du Congo, Muna Mingole, Soul Influence,and other artists. Queen’s Park North,Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-469-5336. Free.• 2:30 to 2:00am: Harbourfront Centre.World Routes: Beats, Breaks and Culture. PopLock & Load; J. Rocc; Rakim. Redpath and SiriusStages, Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s QuayW. 416-973-4000. Free.• 6:00: Organ-Music & Historical Festival.Organ Music of the Baroque and Romantic. ReinhardSeeliger, Henri Ormieres, Andrew Ager, organ.St. James’ Cathedral, 65 Church St. 647-822-2530. Donation ($10-$20 suggested).• 7:00: Beaches Baroque. The Bach/Weiss Sonata.Geneviève Gilardeau, Baroque violin; LucasHarris, lute. Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65Glen Manor Dr. Free (donations accepted).• 7:30: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Young at Heart Chorus. Choral arrangements ofmusic of Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and Radiohead.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $42.38-$81.93.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rain. Tribute tothe Beatles. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria St.416-872-1212. $30-$125. Also July 11, 13-18,20-25, 27-August 1.• 10:00: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series: SharronMatthews, vocalist. 55 Mill St., Building 49.416-866-8666. $15. Licensed.• 10:15: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.• 11:00: Toronto Fringe Festival. Seven of Us.See July 1.Sunday July 11• 11:00am: Organ-Music & Historical Festival.Service at St. James’ Cathedral. Henri Ormieresand Reinhard Seeliger, organ; ManfredDippmann, French horn. St. James’ Cathedral,65 Church St. 647-822-2530. Donation ($10-$20 suggested). Religious service.• 12:00 noon to 10:30: Afrofest. Day Two.See July 10.• 2:00: Metropolitan United Church. MargoHalsted, carillon. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Free.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Voice Quartet.Music for voice and strings. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Bohemian Swing Band. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 2:00 to 6:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Beats, Breaks and Culture. Wallo Judah,Madrid. Redpath and Sirius Stages, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 2:30: Soup Can Theatre/Toronto FringeFestival. Love is Poverty You Can Sell. SeeJuly 1.• 3:00: Consulate General of Poland. ChopinPiano Recitals in the celebration of the Yearof Fryderyk Chopin 2010. Etudes Op.25 No.5in e and No.11 in a; Nocturne Op.27 No.2 in Dflat; Ballade No.4 in f Op.52; Polonaise FantasieOp.61 in A flat; Waltz in A flat Op.42; “Heroic”Polonaise Op.53 in A flat. Leonard Gilbert,piano. 2603 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-252- 5471x450. Free.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Does thisDrum Make My Brass Look Big? Brass and percussionsections of the National Youth Orchestra.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday July 12• 12:15: Organ-Music & Historical Festival/Music Monday. Concert for French Horn andOrgan. Henri Ormieres and Reinhard Seeliger, organ;Manfred Dippmann, French horn. Church ofthe Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 647-822-2530.Donation ($10-$20 suggested).Tuesday July 13• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Garrison Creek. Barry ZukermanAmphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169 BathurstSt. 416-392-3846. Free.Thursday July 15• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. The Jazz Mechanics. Guests:Jeff Sommerville and Debbie Walker. Gage Park,45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Four Hands,Twenty-Nine Strings. Music from the 17th to the20th century. Linda Melsted, violin; Terry McKenna,guitar. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Friday July 16• 6:00 to 10:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Woodbine Day One. Sophie Berkal Sarbit;Digging Roots; Jay Douglas & the All-Starsfeaturing Rusty; and other artists. WoodbinePark, Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Concerten Met Allure. Groot Nederlands Jongerenkoor;Canada OneDay Male Choir; MartinMans Formation. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. $28-$35.• 9:30 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Expressions of Brazil. Batucada Carioca.Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Saturday July 17• 1:00 to 9:30: Beaches International JazzFestival. Woodbine Day Two. Five After Four;CaneFire; Jorge Martinez; Nomadic Massive;Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and otherartists. Woodbine Park, Lake Shore Blvd. E.416-698-2152. Free.• 6:00 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Expressions of Brazil. Roda da Samba;Laura Finocciaro; Sambacana; Mallu Magalhaes.Redpath Stage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 10:00: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series: John Alcorn.Jazz standards. 55 Mill St., Building 49.416-866-8666. $15. Licensed.Sunday July 18• 12:00 to 6:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Woodbine Day Three. Johannes Linstead;Alejandra Ribera; Elmer Ferrer; Son Ache;La-Nai Gabriel & The Free People; and other artists.Woodbine Park, Lake Shore Blvd. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 12:30: Thornhill Community Band. In Concert.Broadway, classical, popular, traditionaland new music. Denny Ringler, conductor. BlackCreek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.416-223-7152. Free with site admission.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Flute Quartet.Music for flute and strings. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: DCAT Chorus. Scarborough CivicCentre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 3:30 to 6:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Expressions of Brazil. Escola da Samba;Sinal Alberta. Sirius and Redpath Stages, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday July 19• 12:15: Music Mondays. Anne-Marie Hood,soprano; Anupa Khemadasa, cello. Church ofthe Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested).• 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall.Jimmy Cliff. Reggae. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. $49.50-$69.50.Tuesday July 20• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Royal Canadian Legion Branch344 Band. Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, EarlBales Park, 4169 Bathurst St. 416-392-3846.Free.• 7:30: Thornhill Community Band. In Concert.Broadway, classical, popular, traditionaland new music. Denny Ringler, conductor. MelLastman Sq., 5100 Yonge St. 416-223-7152.Free.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. Anton Kuerti,piano. Homage to Schumann’s 200th anniversary.Schumann: Novelettes Op.21; Sonata No.1in f sharp Op.11; Fantasy in C Op.17; Toccata inC Op.7. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $60-$75.Wednesday July 21• 12:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band.Twilight Concert in the Park. Classic pops repertoire.Applewood Homestead, Broadacres Park,450 The West Mall. 416-410-1570. Free.• 7:30: Weston Silver Band. Concert in thePark. Central Park Bandshell, New St., Burlington.905-691-2744. Free.July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 29


Thursday July 22• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Weston Silver Band. GagePark, 45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Dance TunesWithout Borders. Folk-dance music from aroundthe world. Jayme Stone, banjo; Mike Barnett,fiddle; Grant Gordy, guitar; Greg Garrison, bass.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:00 to 11:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Streetfest Day One. Dr. Draw; BlackboardBlues Band; Ninja Funk Orchestra; Sultansof String; Go Freddie Go; and other artists.Queen St. E., east of Woodbine Ave. 416-698-2152. Free.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. BunrakuBay Puppet Troupe and Imada Puppet Troupe.Japanese bunraku puppetry, with traditionalmusical instruments. MacMillan Theatre, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr); $30(under 35). 6:45:Pre-concert talk with Martin Holman.Friday July 23• 2:00 to 7:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Latin Stage Day One. Un Poco Latino;Salsomanos; Kalu Orquesta; Fantastica Orquesta.Beaches Park at Leuty Ave. 416-698-2152. Free.• 7:00 to 11:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Streetfest Day Two. See July 22.• 7:00 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Love, Saskatchewan. Kamnel, WideMouth Mason. Sirius and Redpath stages. 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.Saturday July 24• 11:00am to 6:00: Beaches InternationalJazz Festival. Kew Gardens Day One. Griffith/Hiltz Trio, Dan Hill, Blackburn, Rachelle vanZanten, Warren Hill. Kew Gardens, Queen St. E.416-698-2152. Free.• 1:00 to 7:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Latin Stage Day Two. Mora Sextet;Salsomanos; Roberto Linares Orquesta; Canefire.Beaches Park at Leuty Ave. 416-698-2152. Free.• 7:00 to 11:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Streetfest Day Three. See July 22.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. Vienna PianoTrio with Sharon Wei, viola. Schoenberg: TransfiguredNight; Zemlinsky: Piano Trio Op.3; Mahler:Piano Quartet in a. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr); $30(under 35). 6:45: Preconcerttalk with Robin Elliott.• 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Love, Saskatchewan. Little Miss Higgins. SiriusStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.• 10:00: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series: HeatherBambrick. 55 Mill St., Building 49. 416-866-8666. $15. Licensed.Sunday July 25• 11:00am to 6:00pm: Beaches InternationalJazz Festival. Kew Gardens Day Two. Sultansof String; Berklee College of Music All-Stars; Deanna Bogart Band; Rockit 88 Band;Jane Bunnett Afro Cuban Blues Project w/A. Concerts In The GTAJohnny Sansone & Madagascar Slim; and otherartists. Kew Gardens, Queen St. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 1:00 to 5:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Latin Stage Day Three. Salsa on 7 Orquesta;Salsomanos; Caché. Beaches Park atLeuty Ave. 416-698-2152. Free.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. PaperbackJazz Quartet. Jazz for violin. Conservatory Garden,375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129.Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Two for the Show. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766.Free.• 2:00 to 6:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Love, Saskatchewan. Kamnel, LibraryVoices. Sirius and Redpath Stages, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 3:00: Hart House Singers. Folksong FestivalII. Choral arrangements of folksongs fromFinland, Egypt, Japan, Germany, and Canada.Carolyn Shiau, piano; David Arnot-Johnston,conductor. Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. Food donations for U. of T.Foodbank welcome.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Divertissementsfor a Summer Day. Ibert: Cinq Pièces enTrio; Tansman: Suite pour Trio d’Anches; VillaLobos: Duo for Oboe and Bassoon; Milhaud:Suite d’Après Corrette; Françaix: Divertissement.Liberty Village Wind Trio. 475 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday July 26• 12:15: Music Mondays. John Gardham, organ;Becca Whitla, piano. Church of the HolyTrinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222.Pwyc ($5 suggested).Tuesday July 27• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Royal Canadian Legion Branch344 Band. Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, EarlBales Park, 4169 Bathurst St. 416-392-3846.Free.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory School Opera.La Clemenza di Tito. Mozart. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $27.50.Also Jul 28,30,31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. MatthiasGoerne, baritone, and Andreas Haefliger, piano.Schumann: Three Songs to texts by Heine; Liederkreis;Brahms: Lieder Op.32; Three IntermezziOp.117. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talk withRyan McClelland.Wednesday July 28• 12:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory School Opera. LaClemenza di Tito. See July 27.• 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. Rising Starsin Concert. Up-and-coming musicians. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-408-0208. Free.Thursday July 29• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Brampton Concert Band. DarrylEaton, director. Gage Park, 45 Main St. S.,Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. FamilyFun Festival: Rhyme Umurisho Toronto. BarryZukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169Bathurst St. 416-392-3846. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden/Small WorldMusic. The Road to Kashgar. Music from thecultural traditions of the Silk Road. Orchid Ensemble.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.• 7:30: No Strings Theatre. Les Miserables.Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-588-5845. $25; $22(adv); $20(sr/st); $18(sr/st adv);$15(child); $12(child adv). Also July 30, 31.• 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour. Chamber operasby Shi, Rea and Klanac. Xin Wang, soprano;and Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; John Lettieri,accordion; Ruth Madoc-Jones, stage director;John Hess and Dairine Ni Mheadra, music directors.Tank House Theatre, Young Centre for thePerforming Arts, 55 Mill St. 416-866-8666.$29; $20(rush). Also July 30, 31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. Erich Korngold:Source and Inspiration. Korngold: SuiteOp.23 for Two Violins, Cello and Piano; alsosongs by Tielli, Southworth; Michael and others.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talk with AndrewBurashko.Friday July 30• 7:00 to 11:00: TD Iriefest. Reggae Cruise.Aurora Borealis, Toronto Harbour. 905-799-1630.• 7:30: No Strings Theatre. Les Miserables.See July 29.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory School Opera. LaClemenza di Tito. See July 27.• 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour. See July 29.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. CarmenFlamenco. Based on the opera by Bizet. BenjaminCrutchley, music director; Arte FlamencoSpanish Dance. Robert Gill Theatre, 214 CollegeSt. 416-922-2912. $36; $22(sr). Also July 31,August 4, 7.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. PendereckiString Quartet. Buhr: Quartet No. 4; also quartetsby emerging composers. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr); $30(under 35).• 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Island Soul. Lord Nelson. Sirius Stage, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Saturday July 31• 9:00am to 12:00 noon: New Adventures inSound Art. Sound Travels: Breakfast, a MorningRitual. Rob Piilonen, flute; Sam Mortengenson,percussion; Matt Miller, electronics. OutdoorFarmer’s Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns,601 Christie St. 416-652-5115. Free.• 1:30 & 7:30: No Strings Theatre. Les Miserables.See July 29.• 2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. VivaEspaña & La Vida Breve. De Falla. BenjaminCrutchley, music director; Robert Gill Theatre,214 College St. 416-922-2912. $26; $22(sr).Also August 3, 5, 8.• 2:00: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 7:00 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Island Soul. Baby Boyz Dance Group;Queen Ifrica. Sirius and Redpath Stages, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:30: Royal Conservatory School Opera. LaClemenza di Tito. See July 27.• 8:00: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.Beauty Dissolves in a Brief Hour. See July 29.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. CarmenFlamenco. See July 31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. PacificaString Quartet with Menahem Pressler, piano.Beethoven: String Quartet No.6 in B flat Op.18No.6; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44;Shostakovich: String Quartet No.3 in F Op.73.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talk with ColinEatock.• 10:00: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series: Luis MarioOchoa. 55 Mill St., Building 49. 416-866-8666.$15. Licensed.Sunday August 01• 1:30 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Island Soul. The Ultimate Steel Experience;Pan in the Park; The Melodions; FrankiePaul. Sirius and Redpath Stages, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Wind Trio.German and Austrian composers. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. DonGiovanni. Mozart. David Eliakis, music director.Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St. 416-922-2912. $26; $22(sr). Also August 4, 6, 7.• 2:00 to 8:00: TD Iriefest. Day One. Dj BillyBryans; New Artist Showcase; -The DiasporaBand; Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra; ByronLee’s Dragonaries. Queen’s Park North. 905-799-1630. Free.Monday August 02• 12:15: Music Mondays. Jazz and Swing. EdVokurka, violin; Abbey Sholzberg, bass; MaxineWillan, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5suggested).• 1:00 to 9:30: TD Iriefest. Day Two. DanceImmersion Showcase; Toronto Mass Choir; Dubmatix;Treson & Ibadan Band; Gramps Morgan.Queen’s Park North. 905-799-1630. Free.• 2:00 to 6:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Island Soul. Pan in the Park. RedpathStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.Tuesday August 03• 1:00 to 6:00: TD Iriefest. Day Three. IrieTaste of Tropics; Irie Kid Zone. Queen’s ParkNorth. 905-799-1630. Free.• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Folk Theatre – Russian Style.Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park,4169 Bathurst St. 416-392-3846. Free.• 8:00: National Youth Orchestra. In Concert.Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Hétu: Sur lesrives du Saint-Maurice; Ravel: La Valse; Stravinsky:Petrouchka. Jacques Lacombe, conductor.Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St.W. 416-408-0208 $40; $20(sr/st).• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. VivaEspaña & La Vida Breve. See July 31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. André Laplante,piano Tribute to the Chopin bicentenary.Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 (chamber version);Liszt: Book 2 Pilgrimages (Italy). Mac-Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35).30 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Wednesday August 04• 12:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. DonGiovanni. See August 1.• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. SoundTravels: Toronto Electroacoustic SymposiumConcert I. Works selected by an internationaljury. Wychwood Theatre, Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601 Christie St., No. 176. 416-652-5115. $15; $10.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. CarmenFlamenco. See July 31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. An Eveningof German Art Song. Songs by Schumann, Wolfand Strauss. Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Leslie AnnBradley, soprano; Peter McGillivray, baritone.MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35).Thursday August 05• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Daredevils of Soul. Gage Park,45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Nagata Shachu:Unplugged! Japanese taiko drum ensemble.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. SoundTravels: Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium ConcertI. See August 4.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. VivaEspaña & La Vida Breve. See July 31.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. James Anagnosonand Leslie Kinton, pianos. Programme inmemory of choreographer Pina Bausch. Stravinsky:The Rite of Spring (piano four-hands transcription);Rachmaninoff: Suite No.2; Brahms:Haydn Variations. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.$45;$35(sr); $30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talkwith Michael Crabb.Friday August 06• 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:What is Classical? Sumitra Guha, vocalist. RedpathStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. SoundTravels: Expansive Spirits. Deschênes: Big BangII; Le bruit des ailes; Lux; Stewart: Everybody tothe Power of One; Eagle: Passages and Rcenes,Reflection and Memory. Wychwood Theatre,Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.,No. 176. 416-652-5115. $15; $10.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. DonGiovanni. See August 1.Saturday August 07• 2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. CarmenFlamenco. See July 31.• 3:00 to 11:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: What is Classical? The Labyrinth Project;Djoumbush and Warhol Dervish Quartet;Orchestra Piazza Vittorio. Sirius and RedpathStages, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.• 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. HyuntakLee Plays Mozart. Bach-Stokowski: SicilianoBWV1017; Mozart: Concerto for Piano and OrchestraNo.23 in A; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.4 in B flat. Kristian Alexander, conductor;Hyuntak Lee, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. W. 416-872-4255. $20; $15(sr/st).• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. SoundTravels: About Home. Blackburn: Kitchen Alchemy;Barrett: Kernal Expansion; Hindmarch:Homespun; Bouhalassa: Urban Cuts; mOrpheus.Wychwood Theatre, Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601 Christie St., No. 176. 416-652-5115. $15; $10.• 8:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. DonGiovanni. See August 1.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. Song of theEarth. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Buhr: newwork. Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo; GordonGietz, tenor; TSM Festival Ensemble; AgnesGrossmann, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr); $30(under 35). 6:45:Pre-concert talk with Jürgen Thym.Sunday August 08• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Urban FluteEnsemble. Works by Bach and other composers.Conservatory Garden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd.416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Toronto Starlight Orchestra.Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 2:00: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. VivaEspaña & La Vida Breve. See July 31.• 2:00 to 6:30: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: What is Classical? Gamelan Gong Sabrangand Seka Rat Nadi; Beyond the Pale; TheLabyrinth Project. Sirius and Redpath Stages,235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 3:00: Church of St. Mary Magdelene. Musicof Hildegard von Bingen. Medieval music forwomen’s voices. Schola Magdalena. 477 ManningAve. 416-531-7955. Pwyc.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. The King’sFeast: Dilemma Tales from Around the World.Storytelling with music. Dan Yashinsky, storyteller;Rainos Mutamba, mbira; Brian Katz, guitar.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday August 09• 12:15: Music Mondays. Three Pianists.Steph Chua, Elaine Lau, Joe Ferretti, piano.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested).Tuesday August 10• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Dan David Band with Eliyahuand David. Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, EarlBales Park, 4169 Bathurst St. 416-392-3846.Free.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. TsuyoshiTsutsumi, cello and Connie Shih, piano. Schumann:Five Pieces in Folk Style Op.102; Chopin:Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Op.3;also cello sonatas by Mendelssohn and Chopin.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45; $35(sr);$30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talk withRobin Elliott.Wednesday August 11• 12:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.Thursday August 12• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Brampton Folk Club. GagePark, 45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. FamilyFun Festival: Ken Lewis Trio. Barry ZukermanAmphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169 BathurstSt. 416-392-3846. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Inspired byCremona. Music by Tarquinio, Merula and Castello.Patricia Ahern and Linda Melsted, violin;Borys Medicky, harpsichord; Lucas Harris, lute.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. South Pacific.Rodgers & Hammerstein. Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-644-3665. $35-$185. Also August 13-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31-September 5.• 8:00: Toronto Summer Music. Gryphon Triowith James Campbell, clarinet. Messiaen: Quartetfor the End of Time (with projected art byStephen Hutchings); Schumann: Piano Trio No.2in F Op.60. MacMillan Theatre, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $45;$35(sr); $30(under 35). 6:45: Pre-concert talkwith Stephen Hutchings.Friday August 13• 7:00: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Hot and Spicy Food Festival. Philman George,the Rhyming Chef. Redpath Stage, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:30: Toronto Summer Music. EmergingArtists in Concert. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208.Free.• 8:00: New Adventures in Sound Art.Sound Travels: Intensive Concerts. Newly createdworks performed and realized at the SoundTravels Intensive. Wychwood Theatre, ArtscapeWychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., No. 176.416-652-5115. $15; $10.Saturday August 14• 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Hot and Spicy Food Festival. Dublin 2 Delhi.Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Sunday August 15• 12:30: Northdale Concert Band. In Concert.Graziano Brescacin, conductor. Events Pavilion,Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 MurrayRoss Parkway. 416-486-3011. Free with parkadmission.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Brass Quintet.Canadian works for brass quintet. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra.Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Cecilia StringQuartet. Dvořák: Waltz Op.54 No.1 in A; StringQuartet No.13 in G Op.106; Brahms: HungarianDance No.5 in g. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday August 16• 12:15: Music Mondays. Julian Knight, viola;Jan Plecash, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5suggested).Tuesday August 17• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Casablanca Orchestra. BarryZukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169Bathurst St. 416-392-3846. Free.Thursday August 19• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Blue Room. Blues. Gage Park,45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Ragas for aSummer Evening. North Indian ragas for twilight.Aruna Narayan, sarangi; Vineet Vyas,tabla; and Akshay Kalle, tanpura. 475 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Friday August 20• 8:00: Markham Jazz Festival. Gala Concert.John Pizzarelli, guitar/vocals; Hear and Now.Markham Theatre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. $55.• 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Fortune Cooking. Nagata Shachu. Japanesedrum ensemble. Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s QuayW. 416-973-4000. Free.Saturday August 21• 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Fortune Cooking. Mike Relm, turntablist. SiriusStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.Sunday August 22• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. Wind Quintet.Family concert. Conservatory Garden, 375Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Oscar Kay. Scarborough CivicCentre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 3:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Fortune Cooking. Canadian Tibetan TraditionalPerforming Arts Group. Sirius Stage, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Masque ofthe Garden. Actor Derek Boyes; baroque dancerDorothea Ventura; musicians of Toronto MasqueTheatre. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000.Free.• 8:00: Opera Erratica/Classical Music Consort.Underground Opera: Orlando/Lunaire. CombiningHandel’s Orlando and Schoenberg’s PierrotLunaire. Scott Belluz, countertenor; CarlaHuhtanen, soprano; Patrick Eaken Young, stagedirector; Ashiq Aziz, music director. StorageShed, 128 Stirling Ave. 1-800-838-3006. $35;$20(sr/under 35). Also August 25-28.Find your favourite music!Looking for chamber, piano, orchestral, vocal, early or newmusic? Music theatre, folk, jazz or opera? The WholeNote’sonline listings are searchable by musical genre.thewholenote.comTHEJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 31


A. Concerts In The GTA B. Concerts Beyond The GTAMonday August 23• 12:15: Music Mondays. Koichi Inoue, piano.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested).Tuesday August 24• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Rhyme Umurisho Toronto. BarryZukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169Bathurst St. 416-392-3846. Free.Wednesday August 25• 8:00: Opera Erratica/Classical Music Consort.Underground Opera: Orlando/Lunaire. SeeAugust 22.Thursday August 26• 12:00 noon to 10:00pm: Scotiabank Buskerfest.Day One. Beside St. Lawrence Market,92 Front St. E. 416-964-9095. Free.• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Luke Cox and Off the Rockers.Gage Park, 45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Able was I ereI heard Abel. Works by Haydn, Abel, Schaffrathand others. Justin Haynes, viola da gamba; KateHaynes, cello. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: Opera Erratica/Classical Music Consort.Underground Opera: Orlando/Lunaire. SeeAugust 22.Friday August 27• 12:00 noon: Eaglewood Folk Festival. DayOne. Katherine Wheatley; Namgar; Lily Frost;The Marigolds; Sourpuss, and other artists.Eaglewood Resort, 9715 Morning Glory Rd. Pefferlaw.1-888-817-3655. $65(weekend pass);$55(adv weekend pass); $30(day pass).• 12:00 noon to 11:00pm: Scotiabank Buskerfest.Day Two. See Aug. 26.• 6:30: Harbourfront Centre. World Routes:Telus Taiwanfest. Rom Shing Hakka Opera. RedpathStage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: Opera Erratica/Classical Music Consort.Underground Opera: Orlando/Lunaire. SeeAugust 22.Saturday August 28• 11:00am to 11:00pm: Scotiabank Buskerfest.Day Three. See Aug. 26.• 12:00 noon: Eaglewood Folk Festival. DayTwo. See Aug 27.• 1:00 to 9:00: Harbourfront Centre. WorldRoutes: Telus Taiwanfest. Kou Chou Ching;Aphasia; Matzka; Suming; Leo 37; and otherartists. Sirius and Redpath Stages, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: Opera Erratica/Classical Music Consort.Underground Opera: Orlando/Lunaire. SeeAugust 22.Sunday August 29• 11:00am to 8:00pm: Scotiabank Buskerfest.Day Four. See Aug. 26.• 12:00 noon: Eaglewood Folk Festival. DayThree. See Aug 27.• 12:30: Newmarket Citizens Band. In Concert.Les Saville, conductor. Events Pavilion,Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 MurrayRoss Parkway. 416-223-7152. Free with parkadmission.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. BrassQuintet. Conservatory Garden, 375 MountPleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. SundaySerenades: Jordan Klapman Orchestra. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Accordions– Unleashed! Bach: Concerto for Four Harpsichords(arr); and other works. Ina Henning, EugeneLaskiewicz, Joseph Macerollo, KimberleyPritchard and Alexander Sevastian, accordion.475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:30: Ontario Youth Choir. Iwan Edwards,conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 LonsdaleRd. 416-923-1144. $15; free(12 andunder).Monday August 30• 12:15: Music Mondays. Piano and Winds.Jerome Summers, clarinet; Sharon Kahan, flute;Angela Park, piano. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5suggested).Tuesday August 31• 7:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto. TuesdayNight Live: Gypsy Flame Show Band. BarryZukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, 4169Bathurst St. 416-392-3846. Free.Thursday September 02• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. The Jazz Mechanics. GagePark, 45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. WinonaZelenka, cello. Bach: Cello Suite No.5. 475Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Saturday September 04• 9:30: Ashkenaz/Harbourfront Centre. TheOther Europeans. Yiddish and Roma musicians.Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Sunday September 05• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. GuitarQuintet. Music for guitar and strings. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 9:30: Ashkenaz/Harbourfront Centre. BalkanBeat Box. Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s QuayW. 416-973-4000. Free.Monday September 06• 12:30: Music Mondays. Vocal Trio. DavidCelia, Joan Besen and Mia Sheard. Church ofthe Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested).• 4:00: Ashkenaz/Harbourfront Centre. AshkenazParade. Redpath Stage, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.Thursday July 01• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Little Lake.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! Based on the book by Peter Colley. 33Wellingston St. S. Drayton. 519-368-5555.$42; $39.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. Finn. James Kall, director; Charles T.Cozers, musical director. 40 Benjamin Rd. E,Waterloo. 519-747-7788/1-888-449-4463.$39; $20(18 and under).• 8:00: Shaw Festival. One Touch of Venus.Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen’s St., Niagaraon-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429. $31.50-$61.95.Also July 2, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 13, 15-18, 20, 21,23-25, 27, 28, 30, 31, August 1, 3, 6-8, 11, 13,15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26-28, September 1, 4,and beyond.• 9:00: Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub. Special LiveMusic. Irish music. Bill Craig. Molly Bloom’s IrishPub, 26 Brunswick St., Stratford. 519-271-2778. No cover; all ages.Friday July 02• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; HuntsvilleFestival; Westben Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00: Stratford Festival. Jacques Brel isAlive and Well and Living in Paris. Tom PattersonTheatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $50-$110. Also July 6, 7, 9, 11, 13,15-17, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29-31, August 4-7, 12-14,19-22, 25-28, September 2, 4 and beyond.• 2:00: Stratford Festival. Kiss me Kate. FestivalTheatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $35-$85. Also July 3, 8, 10, 14, 17,21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, August 4, 6, 10, 14,15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, September 1, 3,4, and beyond.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 8:00: Stratford Festival. Evita. Avon Theatre,99 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $50-$120. Also July 4, 6-10, 13-18, 20-22, 24, 27-30, August 1, 3-8, 10-14, 17-22, 24,25, 27-29, September 1-4, and beyond.Saturday July 03• See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festival;Little Lake.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.Sunday July 04• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; FestivalAlexandria; Huntsville Festival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 2:30: Kitchener Musical Society Band. InConcert. Roos Island Bandshell, Victoria Park,Kitchener. 519-576-2129. Free (bring yourown seating).Monday July 05• See Festival listings for: Highlands Festival;Huntsville Festival.• 7:30: Stratford Shakespeare Festival. ToRussia with Love. Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff,Prokofiev. Festival Theatre, 55 QueenSt., Stratford. 519-273-1600/1-800-567-1600. $19.Tuesday July 06• See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festival;Westben Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 8:00: Thousand Islands Playhouse. Artistsof the Royal Conservatory. 690 Charles St. S.,Gananoque. 613-382-7020. $40.Wednesday July 07• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; HuntsvilleFestival; Little Lake.• 12:00 noon: Midday Music With Shigeru.Amity Piano Trio. Beethoven: Op. 97 “Archduke”;Shostakovich: Op.8. Hi-Way PentecostalChurch, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181.$5; free(st).• 7:00: Stratford Concert Band. Concertin the Park. Stratford Concert Band. UpperQueen’s Park Bandshell, Stratford. 519-271-4084. Donations accepted.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Alexa Wilks, violin; Alex McLeod, viola.Bach: 5 2-part Inventions; Bartok: 5 Duos (from44 Duos); Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia; Bach:Violin Sonata No.1 in g BWV2001. KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).Thursday July 08• See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festival; TDSunfest; Westben Festival• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 9:00: Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub. An Eveningof Traditional Irish Music. Dan Stacey, fiddle;Jake Charron, piano. Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub,26 Brunswick S., Stratford. 519-271-2778.No cover.Friday July 09• See Festival listings for: Canterbury Folk; EloraFestival; Huntsville Festival; Mariposa Festival;TD Sunfest.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.Saturday July 10• See Festival listings for: Canterbury Folk, CollinwoodFestival; Elora Festival; Huntsville Festival;Little Lake; Mariposa Festival; TD Sunfest;Westben Festival.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.32 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra.Watermusic by the Avon. Guests: MadawaskaString Quartet and Jerome Summers. StratfordCity Hall, 1 Wellington St., Stratford. 519-271-0990. $20; $18(sr); $10(st); $45.Sunday July 11• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; CanterburyFestival; Elora Festival; Festival Alexandria;Huntsville Festival; Mariposa Festival; Symphonyin the Barn; TD Sunfest; Westben Festival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 7:00: Kitchener Musical Society Band. InConcert. Lions Harbour Park, Goderich. 519-576-2129. Free.• 7:00: Weston Silver Band. Concert of SummertimeFavourites. Orillia Aquatheatre Bandshell,Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia. 905-691-2744. Free.Monday July 12• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival;Huntsville Festival.• 7:30: Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Jazzin the Key of Time. Barbara Fulton, Paul Shilton,Dave Campion and Kevin Muir. Festival Theatre,55 Queen St., Stratford. 519-273-1600/1-800--567-1600. $19.Tuesday July 13• See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festival;Westben Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 7:00: Westben Arts Festival Theatre.Quartet for the End of Time. Schubert: Shepherdon the Rock; Messiaen: Quartet for the End ofTime. James Campbell, clarinet; the GryphonTrio; Donna Bennett, soprano; Brian Finley,piano. 6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford.705-653-5508. $5 -$33.50.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Mercer-Oh Trio. Haydn: 5 trios. KW-CMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo.519-886-1673. $25; $20(sr); $15(st).Wednesday July 14• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; EloraFestival; Huntsville Festival; Little Lake.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.• 7:00: Stratford Concert Band. Concert inthe Park. Upper Queen’s Park Bandshell, Stratford.519-271-4084. Donations accepted.Thursday July 15• See Festival listings for: Collingwood Festival;Elora Festival; Huntsville Festival.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 6:30: Castle Kilbride. Castle Concerts.Traces Steel Drum Band. 60 Synder’s Rd. W.,Baden. 519-634-8444. Donation.Friday July 16• See Festival listings for: Elora Festival; Festivaldu Loup; Festival of the Sound; Home County;Huntsville Festival; Stewart Park; Uptown WaterlooJazz.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 8:00: Jackson-Triggs Winery. The CanadianTenors. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Amphitheatre,2145 Regional Road 55, Niagaraon-the-Lake.905-468-4637 x2/ 1-866-589-4637 x2. $61. Benefit concert for Doors OpenNiagara.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.Saturday July 17• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; CollingwoodFestival; Elora Festival; Festival du Loup;Festival of the Sound; Home County; HuntsvilleFestival; Leith Festival; Little Lake; Music Niagara;Stewart Park; Uptown Waterloo Jazz; WestbenFestival.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.Sunday July 18• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; EloraFestival; Festival Alexandria; Festival of theSound; Home County; Music Niagara; StewartPark; Uptown Waterloo Jazz; Westben Festival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 7:00: Kitchener Musical Society Band. InConcert. Centennial Bandshell, Waterloo Park,Waterloo. 519-576-2129. Free.• 7:00: Weston Silver Band. Summer Concert.Kiwanis Pavillion Bandshell, Upper QueensPark, Stratford. 905-691-2744. Free.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Alexander Tselyakov, piano: Chopin.Etudes, Op. 10 and 25; Barcarolle; and otherworks. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30; $25(sr);$20(st).Monday July 19• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Huntsville Festival; Music Niagara; StratfordSummer Music.• 7:30: Stratford Shakespeare Festival.Schumann’s Birthday! 200th birthday tributeto Robert Schumann. Heather Morrison, PeterShackleton and Derek Conrod. Festival Theatre,55 Queen St., Stratford. 519-273-1600/1-800--567-1600. $19.Tuesday July 20• See Festival listings for: Elora Festival; Festivalof the Sound; Huntsville Festival; Stratford SummerMusic; Westben Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. SeeJuly 1.• 8:00: Thousand Islands Playhouse. AndréLaplante, piano. 690 Charles St. S.,Gananoque. 613-382-7020. $40.Wednesday July 21• See Festival listings for: Elora Festival; Festivalof the Sound; Huntsville Festival; Little Lake.• 12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. KeikoYoden, organ; Carol Hardy, flute. 47 Owen St.,Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5; free(st).• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 7:00: Stratford Concert Band. Concert inthe Park. Upper Queen’s Park Bandshell, Stratford.519-271-4084. Donations accepted.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Chamber Concert. Alexander Tselyakov,piano; Afendi Yusuf, clarinet; AmandaGoodburn, violin; Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron,cello. Schumann: Fantasy Pieces (clarinet);Violin Sonata Op.105; Chopin: Cello Sonata.KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $30; $25 (sr);$20(st).Thursday July 22• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; EloraFestival; Festival of the Sound; Huntsville; StratfordSummer Music; Westben Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.Friday July 23• See Festival listings for: Elora Festival; Festivalof the Sound; Hillside Festival; Huntsville Festival;Music at Port Milford; Music Niagara; StratfordSummer Music; Symphony in the Barn.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.Saturday July 24• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; EloraFestival; Festival of the Sound; Hillside Festival;Huntsville Festival; Little Lake; Music at Port Milford;Music Niagara; Stratford Summer Music.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See July 1.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See July 1.• 7:30: National Youth Orchestra. In Concert.Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Hétu: Sur lesrives du Saint-Maurice; Ravel: La Valse; Stravinsky:Petrouchka. Jacques Lacombe, conductor.Alumni Hall, University of Western Ontario,London. 888-532-4470. By donation.Sunday July 25• See Festival listings for: Elora Festival; Festivalof the Sound; Hillside Festival; Music Niagara;Stratford Summer Music.Looking for concerts... ?thewholenote.comTHEMonday July 26• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Music Niagara.• 7:30: National Youth Orchestra. In Concert.Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Hétu: Sur lesrives du Saint-Maurice; Ravel: La Valse; Stravinsky:Petrouchka. Jacques Lacombe, conductor.Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St.Kingston. 1-888-532-4470. By donation.• 7:30: Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Bassoon-O-RamaStrikes Again. Festival Theatre, 55Queen St., Stratford. 519-273-1600/1-800-567-1600. $19.Tuesday July 27• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Westben Festival.• 8:00: Thousand Islands Playhouse. JaninaFialkowska, piano. 690 Charles St. S., Gananoque.613-382-7020. $40.Wednesday July 28• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Little Lake.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. Musical celebratingcountry music pioneers. Conceived, written anddirected by Alex Mustakis. Gino Berto, choreographer;Nicole Guse, music director. 40 BenjaminRd. E., Waterloo. 519-747-7788/1-888-449-4463. $39; $20(18 and under)• 7:00: Stratford Concert Band. Concert inthe Park. Upper Queen’s Park Bandshell, Stratford.519-271-4084. Donations accepted.Thursday July 29• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; CollingwoodFestival; Elora Festival; Festival of theSound; Huntsville Festival; Stratford SummerMusic.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.• 6:30: Castle Kilbride. Castle Concerts.60 Synder’s Rd. W., Baden. 519-634-8444.Donation.Friday July 30• See Festival listings for: Canadian Guitar;Electric Eclectics; Elora Festival; Festival of theSound; Huntsville Festival; Mill Race Festival;Music at Port Milford; Music Niagara; StratfordSummer Music; Symphony in the Barn; WestbenFestival.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Saturday July 31• See Festival listings for: Canadian Guitar;Electric Eclectics; Elora Festival; Festival of theSound; Huntsville Festival; Leith Festival; MillRace Festival; Music at Port Milford; Music Niagara;Stratford Summer Music; Symphony in theBarn; Westben Festival.... in Barrie, Brantford, Cobourg, Elora, Guelph, Kingston orKitchener? Lindsay, London, Oakville, Pickering, St. Catharines,Stratford or Toronto? The WholeNote’s online listings aresearchable by geographic zone.July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 33


• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Sunday August 01• See Festival listings for: Canadian Guitar;Electric Eclectics; Elora Festival; Festival of theSound; Huntsville Festival; Kincardine Festival;Little Lake; Mill Race Festival; Music Niagara;Stratford Summer Music; Symphony in the Barn;Westben Festival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Monday August 02• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Kincardine Festival; Music Niagara; Symphonyin the Barn.Tuesday August 03• See Festival listings for: Festival of the Sound;Kincardine Festival.Wednesday August 04• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; KincardineFestival; Little Lake.• 12:00 noon: Midday Music With Shigeru.Alexander Seredenko, piano. Works by Bach,Beethoven, Chopin. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church,50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5;free(st).• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Thursday August 05• See Festival listings for: Canadian Fiddle; CollingwoodFestival; Huntsville Festival; KincardineFestival; Stratford Summer Music.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Friday August 06• See Festival listings for: Canadian Fiddle; GoderichCeltic; Highland Festival; Huntsville Festival;Kincardine Festival; Music at Port Milford; MusicNiagara; Stratford Summer Music; Symphony inthe Barn; Westben Festival.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Saturday August 07• See Festival listings for: Brott Music; CanadianFiddle; Collingwood Festival; Goderich Celtic;Highland Festival; Huntsville Festival; Little Lake;Music at Port Milford; Music Niagara; StratfordSummer Music; Symphony in the Barn.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Sunday August 8• See Festival listings for: Brott Music; GoderichCeltic; Kincardine Festival; Music Niagara; StratfordSummer Music.B. Concerts Beyond The GTA• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.• 7:00: Northdale Concert Band. In Concert.Graziano Brescacin, conductor. Kiwanis PavillionBandshell, Upper Queens Park, Stratford.416-486-3011. Free.• 7:00. Kitchener Musical Society Band.In Concert. Riverside Park, Guelph. 519-576-2129. Free.Monday August 09• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival; KincardineFestival; Music Niagara.Tuesday August 10• See Festival listings for: Kincardine Festival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Wednesday August 11• See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festival; KincardineFestival; Little Lake.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. Country musical conceived by MaryMurfitt. 33 Wellington St. S, Drayton. 519-638-5555. $42; $39.Thursday August 12• See Festival listings for: Kincardine Festival;Stratford Summer Music.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. See Aug. 11.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Friday August 13• See Festival listings for: Fergus Scottish; HighlandFestival; Kincardine Festival; Music at PortMilford; Music Niagara; Prince Edward Jazz;Stratford Summer Music.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Saturday August 14• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; FergusScottish; Highland Festival; Kincardine Festival;Leith Festival; Little Lake; Music at Port Milford;Music Niagara; Prince Edward Jazz; StratfordSummer Music.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. See Aug. 11.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Sunday August 15• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; FergusScottish Festival; Prince Edward Jazz; StratfordSummer Music.Find your favourite music!Looking for chamber, piano, orchestral, vocal, early or newmusic? Music theatre, folk, jazz or opera? The WholeNote’sonline listings are searchable by musical genre.thewholenote.comTHE• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.• 6:30: Markham Concert Band. In Concert.Doug Manning, conductor. Aquatheatre, CouchichingBeach Park, Orillia. 705-329-7250. Free.• 7:00: Kitchener Musical Society Band. InConcert. Queen’s Park, Stratford. 519-576-2129. Free.Monday August 16• See Festival listings for: Fergus Scottish.• 8:00: Thousand Islands Playhouse. DenzelSinclair. Jazz vocalist. 690 Charles St. S., Gananoque.613-382-7020. $27-$32.Tuesday August 17• See Festival listings for: Prince Edward Jazz.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Wednesday August 18• See Festival listings for: Forest Festival; PrinceEdward Jazz; Little Lake.• 12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. LenardWhiting, organ. With Monica Zerbe, mezzo. St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St.,Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5; free(st).• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. See Aug. 11.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Thursday August 19• See Festival listings for: Forest Festival; HighlandFestival; Prince Edward Jazz; HighlandFestival.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. See Aug. 11.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Friday August 20• See Festival listings for: Brott Festival; ForestFestival; Highland Festival; Summerfolk.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.• 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. CountryLegends. See July 28.Saturday August 21• See Festival listings for: Forest Festival; LittleLake; Prince Edward Jazz; Stratford SummerMusic; Summerfolk.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.Country Legends. See July 28.Sunday August 22• See Festival listings for: Forest Festival; HuntsvilleFestival; Prince Edward Jazz; Stratford SummerMusic; Summerfolk.• 6:30: Newmarket Citizens Band. In Concert.Les Saville, conductor. Aquatheatre, CouchichingBeach Park, Orillia. 705-329-7250.Free.Tuesday August 24• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.Wednesday August 25• 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.Thursday August 26• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Bremen String Quartet. Verdi: StringQuartet; Kreisler: Quartet; and other works.KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo.519-886-1673. $25; $20 (sr); $15(st)Friday August 27• See Festival listings for: Peterborough Folk.• 7:30: Ontario Youth Choir. Iwan Edwards,conductor. St. Peter’s Basilica, 196 DufferinAve., London. 416-923-1144. $15; free(12and under).• 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cowgirls.See Aug. 11.Saturday August 28• See Festival listings for: Leith Festival; PeterboroughFolk.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cowgirls. See Aug. 11.• 7:30: Ontario Youth Choir. Iwan Edwards,conductor. St. Paul’s United Church, 62 PeterSt. N., Orillia. 416-923-1144. $15; free(12and under).Sunday August 29• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival;Peterborough Folk.• 11:00am: Shaw Festival. Trouble in Tahiti(reading). Bernstein. Studio Space, Festival Theatre,10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara on-the-Lake.1-800-511-7429. SOLD OUT.• 2:30: Kitchener Musical Society Band. InConcert. Roos Island Bandshell, Victoria Park,Kitchener. 519-576-2129. Free.Monday August 30• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Heather Taves, piano. Chopin: EtudesOp 10 and 25; also other works and improvisations.KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; $15 (sr);$10(st).Tuesday August 31• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival.• 8:00: Thousand Islands Playhouse. GillesVonsattel, piano. 690 Charles St. S., Gananoque.613-382-7020. $40.Wednesday September 01• See Festival listings for: Highland Festival.• 12:00 noon: Midday Music With Shigeru.Jonathan Bondoc, piano. Works by Beethoven,Chopin, Rzewski. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church,50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5;free(st).Saturday September 04• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Dave Young Trio. Jazz. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $25; $20(sr); $15(st).Sunday September 05• 6:30: Northdale Concert Band. In Concert.Graziano Brescacin, conductor. Orillia AquatheatreBandshell, Couchiching Beach Park,Orillia. 416-486-3011. Free.34 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


AfrofestTorontoJuly 10-11416-469-5336www.musicafrica.orgFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 10-11.Beaches International JazzTorontoJuly 16-25416-698-2152www.beachesjazz.comFor daily listings see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 16-18, 22-25.For club listings see Listings Section D (In theClubs)Boxwood FestivalJuly 25-31See Musique RoyaleBrott Music FestivalHamilton and Burlington ONJune 16-August 201-888-475-9377www.brottmusic.comAIS = Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave.S., HamiltonCCC = Christ`s Church Cathedral, 252 JamesSt. N., HamiltonDHR = Deerhurst Resort, 1235 Deerhurst Dr.,HuntsvilleMoCo = Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre,135 Fennell Ave. W., HamiltonStCh = St. Christopher’s Anglican, 662 GuelphLine, Burlington.StJa = St. James Anglican, 137 Melville St.,DundasStJo = St. John’s Anglican Church, 272 WilsonSt. E., AncasterWiHo = Windermere House, 2508 WindermereRd., WindermereJuly 2 7:30: Great Vibes: Appleyard the Legend.Favourite standards to contemporary classics.StJo. $40; $35. Light meal included.July 4 3:00: High Tea: The Life & Letters of Chopin.Chopin: Prelude in f sharp; Polonaise in Aflat, Nocturne in E. Valerie Tryon, piano; AubreyBoothman, narrator. StJa. $40; $35.July 7 7:30: Gershwin Goes to the Movies.Gershwin: excerpts from Porgy and Bess; Bernstein:On the Waterfront; Williams: Star Wars;Cable: Rhapsody in Red. National AcademyOrchestra; Boris Brott, conductor. MoCo. $27;$22(sr); $10(st).July 11 8:00: The Planets! Holst: The Planets;Respighi: Pines of Rome; Goulet: Défilé desMarionnettes; Trew: Starlike. National AcademyOrchestra; Boris Brott, conductor. CCC.$27; $22(sr); $10(st).July 14 7:30: Summer Evening at the Proms.Wood: Fantasy on British Sea Songs; Arne: RuleBritannia; Parry: Jerusalem; and others. NationalAcademy Orchestra; Brian Jackson, conductor.MoHo. $30; $25; $10.July 17 8:00: Mahler’s Fourth. Lesley AnneBradley, soprano; National Academy Orchestra;Boris Brott, conductor. CCC. $27; $22(sr);$10(st).July 18 3:00: High Tea with Jacqueline Woodley.Vocal selections by Mozart, Gounod, Bernstein,and others. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano;Laryssa Gulenco, piano. StJa. $40; $35.C. Summer FestivalsJuly 22 7:30: Opera’s Greatest Hits. Selectionsby Puccini, Verdi, Délibes and Bizet. SineadSugrue, soprano; Emilia Boteva, mezzo; KurtLehmann, tenor; John Fanning, bass. MoHo.$28; $23(sr); $10(st).July 24 2:00: Big Band Sounds in Muskoka.Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1;Beethoven: Ode to Joy. National Academy Orchestra;Michael Burgess, tenor. WiHo. Freeto guests.July 24 8:00: Big Band Sounds in Muskoka.Music by Ellington, Miller, Goodman, Basie, Dorsey,and others. National Academy Orchestra;Boris Brott, conductor; Michael Burgess, tenor.DHR. $60.July 29 7:30: Jan Lisiecki: Chopin at 200 Gala.Chopin: Rondo alla Krakowiak; Piano ConcertoNo.1 in e. Jan Lisiecki, piano; National AcademyOrchestra; Boris Brott, conductor. MoCo. $27;$22(sr); $10(st).August 4 7:30: Elvis: The Way it Was. JailhouseRock, Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds andother songs. Stephen Kabakos, vocalist; NationalAcademy Orchestra; Gospel Choir. MoCo.$34; $29; $22.August 7 7:30: Rachmaninoff Meets Tchaikovsky.Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 ind; Pal: On the Double Concert Overture; Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 5 in e. Alexei Gulenco,piano; National Academy Orchestra; BorisBrott, conductor. MoCo. $27; $22(sr); $10(st).August 8 3:00: High Tea: Composers In Love.Brahms: Lullaby; Schumann: Romanze in fsharp; Wieck: Trio Op.17. Valerie Tryon, piano;Aubrey Boothman, narrator. StJo. $40; $35;$20.August 14 7:30: Legends & Firebirds. Stravinsky:Firebird; Forsyth: Aboriginal-themed TricksterCoyote – Lightning Elk. Tara-Louise Montour,violin; National Academy Orchestra; BorisBrott, conductor; guests: Ottawa School of Ballet.MoCo. $27; $22(sr); $10(st).August 15 3:00: High Tea: Forbidden Music Revealed.Music by composers who were bannedunder Stalin and Hitler, including Prokofiev,Weill and Mendelssohn. Sharon Azrieli, soprano;Shoshana Telner, piano; Misha Aster, narrator.AIS $40; $35.August 20 7:30: Beethoven’s Ninth. Beethoven:Symphony No.9; Glick: Triumph of the Spirit.Leslie Fagan, soprano; Lauren Segal, mezzo; MichaelColvin, tenor; Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone;Arcady Singers; Brott Festival Choir; NationalAcademy Orchestra; Boris Brott, conductor.MoCo. $27; $22(sr); $10(st).Canadian Guitar FestivalLoughborough Lake Holiday Park3060 Sydenham Rd., Kingston ONJuly 30-August 11-888-506-1418www.canadianguitarfestival.comJuly 30 7:00 to 11:00: Friday Evening Performances.Craig, D’Andrea, Gareth Pearson, RayMontford, Don Ross.July 31 4:00 to 11:00: Saturday Performances.Ewen Dobson, Jimmy Whalsteen, Antoine Dufour,Michael Manning, Tony McManus.August 1 10:00am to 4:00: Sunday Performances.Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.August 1 7:00 to 11:00: Sunday Evening Performances.Denny Snyder, Vicki Genfan, DavidBarrett, Andrew White.Canadian Old Time FiddleCanadian Old Time Fiddle ChampionshipShelburne ONAugust 5-8519-925-8620www.shelburnefiddlecontest.on.caRCL = Canadian Legion, 203 William St.CDRC = Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex,Fiddle Park Lane.August 5 7:00: Jam Session at the Legion. RCL.$20; $10(child).August 6 1:00: Competition Playdowns. CDRC.$10; $3(child).August 6 7:00: Competition Playdowns. CDRC.$10; $3(child).August 7 6:30: Fiddle Championship Finals.CDRC. $20; $10(child).August 8 2:00: Fiddle Jamboree.Canterbury Folk FestivalIngersoll ONJuly 9-11519-485-6337www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.caFree concerts at Yvonne Mott Memorial Park,King St. E., IngersollJuly 9 4:30 to 11:00: Friday Evening Concerts.Eric Shain, Diane Bergsma, Bob Breen, Tethera,Jim Byrne, and other artists.July 10 4:30 to 11:00: Saturday Evening Concerts.Magoo & Ingersoll Pipe Band, White PineDancers, Scott Doyle, Jenn South, J.P. Hoe, andother artists.July 11 11:00am to 4:00: Sunday Concerts.Rev. Jim Carr & Hearts of Praise; Cantara;Ted Comiskey, Jim Gonder and Bob Breen; LilyFrost; Denise Pelley; and other artists.Cisco Ottawa Blues FestivalOttawaJuly 6-181-866-258-3748www.ottawabluesfest.ca/enPerformances at Lebreton Flats, Booth St., Ottawa.Day passes: $40-$60.July 6 6:30 to 11:30: Day One. Ana Popovic,Alex Johnson, Dream Theatre, Loudlove, AndrewVincent, and other artists.July 7 6:00 to 10:30: Day Two. Silver Creek,Bluestone, Jesse Greene, Gypsy Kings, Jonas;and other artists.July 8 6:00 to 10:30: Day Three. Lindsay Ferguson,Laurent Bourque, Jhevon Paris, Good2-Go, Ethiopiques, and other artists.July 9 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Four. DrewNelson, The Soirée, The Mighty Popo, The PlanetSmashers, John Butler Trio, and other artists.July 10 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Five. ChristopherElie, River City Junction, Big JeezusTruck, Campbell Brothers, L. Poushinsky, andother artists.July 11 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Six. ShaneSimpson, John Kilduff, Slyde, St. Joe’s Mission,Garrett Mason, and other artists.July 13 6:00 to 10:30: Day Seven. BrothersChaffey, Hannah Georgas, Jeff Rogers, Downin Ashes, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, andother artists.July 14 6:00 to 10:30: Day Eight. Lukas Nelson,Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, CapitalGrass and the No Men, Too Slim and the Taildraggers,and other artists.July 15 6:00 to 10:30: Day Nine. The Gories,Chiwoniso, Lawrence Arabia, Woodhands, OldCrow Medicine Show, and other artists.July 16 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Ten. MurrayKinsley Duo, Monkey Junk, The John PunchBand, Lynne Hanson, Chicha Libre, and otherartists.July 17 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Eleven.Mannie Makris & Polaris, Big Soul Project, Yat-Kha, The Reverb Syndicate, The White Wires,and other artists.July 18 12:00 noon to 10:30: Day Twelve.Shawn Tavenier and Peter Voith, Blues in theSchools, The Powergoats, Be in the Band, TheYohawks, and other artists.Collingwood Music FestivalCollingwood ONJuly 10-August 71-888-283-1712www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comAll concerts at New Life Bretheren in ChristChurch, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood, ONJuly 10 7:30: Schulte, Domb & Turini – Violin,Cello & Piano Trio. Smetana: g minor Piano Trio,Op 15; Schulte: The Pull; Ravel: Piano Trio. $30.July 15 7:30: Cecila Kang & Eldon Ng – Clarinetand Piano. Francaix: Theme and Variations;Brahms: Sonata No. 2 Eb Major Op.120; Arnold:Sonata Op 29; Pierne: Canzonetta Op. 19;Denisov: Sonata for Solo Clarinet; Gershwin(arr. James Cohn): Preludes for Clarinet andPiano. $30July 17 7:30: Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba.African Music. $30July 29 7:30: Tak Kwan & Melody Law – Violinand Piano. Beethoven: Sonata in G Op.30 No.3;Ysaye: Solo Violin Sonata Op.27, No. 5; Ravel:Tzigane for violin and piano; Mendelssohn: ViolinConcerto in e. $30.August 5 7:30: Douglas Nadler & Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer – Flute and Piano. Bach: Sonata inA BWV1032; Poulenc: Sonata; Dutilleux:Sonatine; Pergolesi: Concerto in G; Kennan:Night Soliloquy; Enesco: Cantabile et Presto;Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando. $30August 7 7:30: Soprano, Harp and Cello Trio.Handel, Fauré, Puccini, Debussy, Granados,Villa-Lobos, Mozart and others. Desiree Till, soprano;Erica Goodman, harp; and Coenraad Bloemendal,cello. $30.Cooperstown Chamber Music FestivalCooperstown NYJuly 21-August 231-877-666-7421www.cooperstownmusicfest.orgThe Borromeo Quartet headline this festival,which takes place in historic buildings in andaround Cooperstown.Corso Italia FestivalTorontoJuly 3-4416-240-9338www.torontofiesta.comFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA.Domaine ForgetSt-Irénée QCJune 6-September 61-888-336-7438www.domaineforget.comDomaine Forget is located east of Quebec City,with performances taking place at the festival’sFrancoys-Bernier Concert Hall. Canadian and internationalclassical performers are featured.July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 35


Downtown Oakville JazzOakville ONAugust 6-8905-844-4520www.oakvillejazz.comEaglewood Folk FestivalPefferlaw ONAugust 27-29www.eaglewoodfolk.comFor daily details, see Listing Section A (Torontoand GTA).Electric Eclectics FestivalMeaford ONJuly 30-August 1www.electric-eclectics.comArtists include Health, AIDS Wolf, Let’s PaintTV, Nic Collins, DD/MM/YYYY and others.Elora FestivalElora ONJuly 9-August 11-888-747-7550www.elorafestival.comECA = Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St.EPS = Elora Public School, 288 Mill St. E.GB = Gambrel Barn, 7444 Wellington Rd. 21KPC = Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 ChurchSt. E.SJAC = St. John’s Anglican Church, 36 HendersonSt.July 09 8:00: Opening Concert: BeethovenSymphony No. 7 & Mass in C. Nathalie Paulin,soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo; PeterMcGillivray, bass; Elora Festival Singers; EloraFestival Orchestra; Noel Edison, conductor. GB.$56. Pre-concert chat.July 10 2:00: Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo-soprano.Music by Kulesha and Rorem. With LorenShalanko, piano. SJC. $28.July 10 4:00: Todd Yaniw – Piano Recital.Beethoven: 32 Variations in c minor; Chopin:Scherzo No.3; Liszt: Funérailles; Ravel: Gaspardde la nuit. KPC. $28.July 10 8:00: Peter Appleyard – Swing SwingSwing. Peter Appleyard, vibraphone; Ross Woolridge,clarinet; Terry Clare, drums; Dave Young,bass; John Sherwood, piano; Carol McCartney,vocals; others. GB. $51.July 11 11:00: Festival Sunday Service. Britten:Te Deum; Matthias: Let the People praiseThee, O God. Michael Bloss, organ; Elora FestivalSingers; Noel Edison, conductor. SJAC. Freewilloffering.July 11 2:00: Echoes of Paradise. Sato: MissaPro Pace; Rachmaninoff: The Cherubic Hymn;Blessed is the Man; Schnittke: Concerto forMixed Chorus; Chilcott: Simple Pictures of Tomorrow;Lukaszewski: Two Lenten motets.Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, conductor.SJAC. $39.July 11 4:00: Mozart for Organ and Orchestra.Mozart’s 15 organ sonatas. Talisker Players;Adele Pierre, Andrew Bensler, violin; RebeccaMorton, cello; Calum MacLeod, bass; MichaelBloss, organ; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor.SJAC. $39.July 14 7:30: TD Canada Trust Young PerformersCompetition. SJAC. $28.July 15 6:00: Choral Evensong. Stanford:Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis; Rheinberger: Abenlieder.Michael Bloss, organ; Elora FestivalC. Summer FestivalsSingers, Noel Edison, conductor. AJAC. Freewilloffering.July 15 8:00: Gryphon Trio and James Campbell.Haydn: Piano Trio in A major Hob XV, 18;Piazzolla, Oblivion; Messiaen: Quartet for theEnd of Time. Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin;Roman Borys, cello; Jamie Parker, piano; JamesCampbell, clarinet. SJAC. $39.July 16 4:00: Elora Festival Kids Camp Performance.Emily Petrenko, artistic director. EPS. $6.July 16 8:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. Thespirit, style, and sound of the 1930s and ‘40s.Tom Richards, conductor. GB. $39.July 17 2:00: Les Violons du Roy. Rossini:String Sonata No.1; Oesterle: UnreasonableWord; Schubert: Quarttetsatz in c minor D.703;Brahms: String Quartet in a minor Op.51 No.2.Pascale Giguère violin; Eric Paetkau, conductor.GB. $44.50.July 17 4:00: Rascals, Rogues, and Rapscallions.Music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Flanders&Swan, others. Peter McGillivray, baritone; JulienLeblanc, piano. SJAC. $39.July 17 8:00: Chris Donnelly, jazz piano. GB.$39.July 18 11:00: Festival Sunday Service. Leighton:Te Deum and Jubilate; Sumsion: They thatgo down to the sea in ships. Michael Bloss,organ; Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, conductor.SJAC. Freewill offering.July 18 2:00: Vivaldi: Gloria. Also Handel: DixitDominus. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; JenniferEnns Modolo, mezzo; Elora Festival Singers;Noel Edison, conductor. KPC. $39.July 18 4:00: David Trudgen, counter-tenor.Music by Fauré, Hahn, Debussy, Purcell, andothers. SJAC. $39.July 20 4:00: Academy Recital. Performanceby Academy participants. ECA. $11.July 21 4:00: Academy Recital. Performanceby Academy participants. ECA. $11.July 22 4:00: Academy Recital. Performanceby Academy participants. ECA. $11.July 22 6:00: Choral Evensong. Howells: Magnificatand Nunc Dimittis; Mundy: O Lord themaker of all things. Jonathan Oldengarm, organ;Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, conductor.SJAC. Freewill offering.July 22 8:00: The Tudors. Choral music byWeelkes, Mundy, Gibbons, Tomkins, Byrd, andothers. Jonathan Oldengarm, organ; Elora FestivalSingers; Noel Edison, conductor. SJAC. $39.July 23 8:00: Opera Gala with Richard Margison.Music by Rossini, Verdi, Gounod, Bizet, andothers. Richard Margison, tenor; Yannick-MurielNoah, soprano; Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; DougMacNaughton, baritone; Elora Festival Singers;Toronto Mendelssohn Singers; Elora Festival Orchestra;Noel Edison, conductor. GB. $56.July 24 2:00: I Furiosi. Music by Dowland,Rossi, Handel, and others. Julia Wedman, AisslinnNosky, violin; Felix Deak, cello; GabrielleMcLaughlin, soprano. SJAC. $39.July 24 8:00: Dancing Around the Globe. Folkdances from around the world. Jayme Stone,banjo; Grant Gordy, guitar; Mike Barnett, fiddle;Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Andrew Downing,bass. GB. $39.July 25 11:00: Festival Sunday Service. Stanford:Te Deum and Jubilate in C; Ye Choirs ofNew Jerusalem. Jonathan Oldengarm, organ;Wayne Riddell, conductor; Elora Festival Singers;Noel Edison conductor. SJAC. Freewilloffering.July 25 2:00: St. Nicholas. Britten: St. Nicholas;Flower Songs. Lawrence Wiliford, tenor;Jonathan Oldengarm, organ; Elora Festival Singers;Children’s Choir; Festival Chamber Orchestra;Noel Edison, conductor. SJAC. $39.July 25 4:00: André Laplante – Piano Recital.Bach: Adagio in a minor (transcribed Busoni);Chopin: Fantasy Op.49; Haydn: Sonata in E flatmajor; Liszt: Années de Pélérinage Book 2: Italy.KPC. $44.50.July 29 6:00: Choral Evensong. Kelly: Magnificatand Nunc Dimittis; Pärt: The Beatitudes.Andrew Henderson, organ; Elora Festival Singers;Noel Edison, conductor. SJAC. Freewilloffering.July 29 8:00: Trio Magellan. Debussy: Trio inG major; Sonata for Piano and Cello; Ravel: Duofor Violin and Cello; Faure: Trio in D minor. PierreFouchenneret, violin; Antoine Pierlot, cello; JulienGernay, piano. SJAC. $39.July 30 8:00: Give my Regards to Broadway.A salute to Broadway, with music from City ofAngels, The Wiz, The Lion King, others. DavidWarrack, piano; Jackie Richardson, vocals;Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, conductor.GB. $39.July 31 2:00: Love: Sacred and Profane. Renaissancechoral music performed by the FrenchLudus Modalis Vocal Ensemble. SJAC. $39.July 31 4:00: Andrew Henderson – Organ Recital.Music by Willan, Barber, Handel, Bull, andothers. SJAC. $39July 31 8:00: John McDermott. Scottish-Canadiantenor in a Celtic celebration. GB. $44.50.August 1 11:00am: Festival Sunday Service.Howells: Te Deum and Jubilate; Willan; O Praisethe Lord. Andrew Henderson, organ; Elora FestivalSingers; Noel Edison, conductor. SJAC. Freewilloffering.August 1 2:00 & 4:00: Hymn Tasting. A tributeto hymns with commentary by narrator JohnFraser. Andrew Henderson, Tom Fitches, organ;Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison, conductor.SJAC. $39.Fergus Scottish FestivalFergus ONAugust 13-161-866-871-9442www.fergusscottishfestival.comAugust 13 7:30 to 11:00: Day One. Pipes,Plaid and Pageantry; The Town Pants; DavidLeask; James McKie; Tommy Leadbeater; andother artists.August 14 12:00 noon to 1:00am: Day Two.Fergus Pipe Band, Grand Celtic Pipe Band,Inverness and Tom Leadbeater; The TownPants; and other artists.August 15 11:00am to 1:00am: Day Three.David Leask & James Mckie; Liam McGlashon;Daniel McLaughlin; Fergus Brass Band; andother artists.August 16 12:00 noon to 5:00: Day Four.Massed bands; Daniel McLaughlin; Sine Mc-Kenna; David Leask & James Mckie; Fiddlestix;and other artists.Festival du LoupLafontaine ONJuly 16-18705-533-3361www.festivalduloup.on.caFree concerts in Lafontaine Park.July 16 7:30: Day One. The Kitchen Party withIn Vitro; C’est arrivé à St-Utopie with StéphaneGuertin and Jean-Marc Lalonde.July 17 7:00 to 11:30: Day Two. MadameMoustache, Damien Robitaille.Festival AlexandriaGlen Nevis ONJune 27-July 18613-347-1602www.theabbey.caAll performances at 21489 Butternut Lane,Glen Nevis.July 4 3:00: Divine Inspiration. Haydn: The SevenLast Words of Christ; Messiaen: Quartet forthe End of Time. Le Quatuor Despaux. $20.July 11 3:00: Happy Birthday Bob and Fred!Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60; Schumann: KreislerianaOp.16. Lauretta Altman, piano. $20.July 18 3:00: The Beethoven String Quartets –Part 3. Beethoven: Great Fugue; Op. 133; Op.18No.3; Op.59 No.1. Adorno Quartet. $20.Festival d’Été de QuébecQuebec QCJuly 8-18418-529-5200www.infofestival.comPerformances take place in over 14 locationsin Quebec City. The festival offers a varietyof popular performers, including Iron Maiden,Soundclash and Black Eyed Peas.Festival LamèqueLamèque NBJuly 29-August 11-877-377-8803www.festivalbaroque.comThis well established baroque music festivaltakes place in historic churches. Artists includeLa Mission Saint-Charles Orchestra andLes Boréades, and there is also a performancecompetition.Festival of the SoundParry Sound ONJuly 16-August 81-866-364-0061www.festivalofthesound.caCSC = Charles W. Stockey Centre, 2 Bay St.,Parry SoundIM = Inn at Manitou Centre Rd, McKellar,OntarioIQ = Island Queen cruise shipJuly 1 7:00: Canada Day Cruise. Shores ofNewfoundland. $37; $14(child).July 16 7:30: Gala Opening Concert. Dukas:Sorcerer’s Apprentice (arr. Godin); Strauss: DieFledermaus Overture (arr. Godin); Beethoven:Coriolan Overture, others. Orford Six Pianos;Adam György, piano; Victoria Gydov, soprano;Mark DuBois, tenor. CSC. $33-$42.July 17 12:00 noon: Family Fare. The first ina series of family concerts. Orford Six Pianos.CSC. Free.July 17 7:30: Opera Gala. An evening of operain the grand style, with music by Lehár, Strauss,Schönberg. Webber, Rodgers, Mozart andothers. Victoria Gydov, soprano; Gabrielle Prata,mezzo; Mark DuBois, tenor; Bruce Kelly, baritone;Orford Six Pianos; Adam György, piano.CSC. $28-$37July 18 2:00: Music for a Sunday Afternoon I.Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Op.69; Dvorak:Piano Quintet in A Op.5. Denis Brott, cello; StéphanSylvestre, piano; New Zealand Quartet.CSC. $20; $17.July 18 4:00: Music for a Sunday Afternoon II.Jarrett: Tokyo Solo; Mozart: Piano Sonata inC K330; Liszt: La Campanella; Haydn: StringQuartet in D Op.76 No.5. Adam György, piano;36 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Afiara String Quartet. CSC. $20; $17.July 18 7:30: Music for a Sunday Evening. Debussy:Cello Sonata in D; Beethoven: StringQuartet in f Op.95; Dvorak: Piano Trio in f Op.90 (Dumky). Michel Strauss, cello; Macha Belooussova,piano; New Zealand String Quartet;Gryphon Trio. CSC. $24-$33.July 19 1:00: Open Explorations. ClarinetistJames Campbell and the New Zealand Quartetread a quintet by Timothy Corlis. Free.July 19 2:30: Up Close with the Afiara. Mendelssohn:String Quartet in a Op.13; Bartok:String Quartet in C sharp Sz.85; Fung/Campbell:Rap for Parry Sound. Afiara Quartet. SCS. Free.July 19 6:00: Essence of Austria. Gala. $150.July 20 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon. Beethoven: Cello Sonata in g Op.5 No.2;Brahms: Piano Trio in B Op.8. Gryphon Trio.CSC. $20; $17.July 20 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Mozart: Abendempfindung; Beethoven: SevenVariations in E flat; Fauré: Après un Rêve;Diepenbrock: Berçeuse; others. Trio Désirée(Désirée Till, soprano; Erica Goodman, harp;Coenrad Bloemendal, cello); Stéphane Sylvestre,piano. CSC, $20; $17.July 20 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Beethoven: Trio in C Op.87; Menotti: Suitefor 2 cellos and piano; Villa Lobos: Bachianasbrasileiras; others. Denis Brott, Michel Strauss,Coenraad Bloemendal, Roman Borys, Rolf Gjelsten,Adrian Fung, Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron,Sybil Shanahan, cellos; Désirée Till, soprano;Stéphan Sylvestre, piano. CSC. $24-$33.July 21 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon. Beethoven: Sonata in A Op.47; Kreutzer:Romance in F Op.50. Moshe Hammer, violin;Macha Belooussova, piano. SCS $20; $17.July 21 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Op.102; Ravel:Trio in a. Michel Strauss, cello; Moshe Hammer,violin; Macha Belooussova, piano. CSC.$20; $17.July 21 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Beethoven: String Quartet in F Op.59; Brahms:Clarinet Quintet in b Op.115. James Campbell,clarinet; Afiara String Quartet. CSC. $24-$33.July 22 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon – Chopin Celebrated! Chopin: Polonaisein C sharp Op.26 No 1; Two Waltzes; BalladeNo. 2 in F Op.38; Ballade No.3 in A flat Op.47;Two Preludes, Two Mazurkas; Scherzo No.1in b Op.20. Janina Fialkowska, piano. CSC.$20; $17.July 22 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat Op.61; BalladeNo.1 in g Op.23, Ballade No.4 in f Op.52;Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brilliantein E flat Op.22. Angela Cheng, piano.CSC. $20; $17.July 22 7:00: Sunset on the Bay Musical Cruise.Music by Debussy, Fauré, and Telemann. SuzanneShulman, flute; Erica Goodman, harp;Glen Montgomery, Jan Lisiecki, piano; AfiaraString Quartet. IQ. $38.July 23 12:00 noon: Music for a Summer Noon.Chopin: Etudes Op.25. Janina Fialkowska discussesthe Chopin Etudes followed by a performanceby Jan Lisiecki. CSC. $17, $20.July 23 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Chopin: Sonata in b flat Op.35; Cello Sonatain g Op.65. Andre Laplante, Jan Lisiecki, piano;Denis Brott, cello. CSC. $20; $17.July 23 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Mozart: Piano Concerto K. 415; Schumann:Kreisleriana Op. 16; Mendelssohn: Three songswithout words; Liszt: Dante Sonata; Chopin:Nocturne in B Op.62 #1. Janina Fialkowska, AndréLaplante, Glen Montgomery, piano; ChamberPlayers of Canada; Jeffrey Stokes, narrator.CSC. $28-$37July 24 12:00 noon: Family Concert – StringsAcross the Sky. Aboriginal, Métis, and Inuityouth in concert. Andrea Hansen, music director.CSC. Free.July 24 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in e Op.11. JaninaFialkowska, piano; Festival Winds; ChamberPlayers of Canada. CSC. $28-$37.July 25 7:30: Classic Primadonna. Highlightsfrom nearly 30 years of Primadonna shows.Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Suzanne Shulman,flute; James Campbell, clarinet; Peter Tiefenbach,piano. CSCFPH. $63.July 26 7:00: Dixieland Cruise. The Climax JazzBand on their first Island Queen musical cruise.IQ. $38.July 27 3:00: Jazz Tea at Manitou. Sheila Wisehosts afternoon tea with jazz accompaniment.James Campbell, clarinet; Graham Campbell,guitar; Bob Mills, bass. IM. $70.July 27 7:30: Jan and Friends. Mozart: Quintetin E flat K. 452; Schumann: Bilder aus OstenOp.66; Brahms: Piano Quartet in g Op.25.$24-$33.July 28 12:00 noon: Music for a Summer Noon.Beethoven: Variations on See the conqu’ringhero comes from Judas Maccabaeus; Korngold:Garden Scene; Pleyel: Theme and Variations inG; Paganini: Fantasia. Marc Johnson, cello; JoelQuarrington, double bass; Glen Montgomery,piano. CSC.$20; $17.July 28 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Bach: Sonata in g, BWV 1020; Mozart: Andantein C K. 315; Barnes: Variations for SoloHarp; Doppler/Zamara: Casilda Fantaisie. SuzanneShulman; flute; Erica Goodman, harp.CSC. $20; $17.July 28 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening –the Jazz Age, Spirit 20. Music celebrating thespirit of the roaring ‘20s. Mosaique (JamesCampbell, clarinet; James McKay, bassoon;Guy Few, trumpet; Mark Fewer, violin; ChloeDominguez, cello; John Novacek, piano).CSC.$24 - $33.July 29 12:00 noon: Music for a Summer Noon– Painted Sound: Legends and Tales. Mascall:Ojibway; Milhaud: Le boeuf sur la toit; Johnston:The Singing Tortoise; Barnes: Anerca. JamesMcKay, bassoon; Mark Fewer, violin; BeverleyJohnston, percussion; John Novacek, piano;Festival Ensemble with First Nations storytellerJohn Rice. CSC. $20; $17.July 29 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon– Sound the Trumpet. Purcell: Sound the Trumpet;Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim; Bach:Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen from CantataBWV 51, others. Guy Few, trumpet; LeslieFagan, soprano; Stephanie Mara, piano.CSC.$20; $17.July 29 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes Op.34; Beethoven: Quintet in E flat for piano andwinds, Op. 16; Brahms: Serenade No.1 in D Op.11. Luba Dubinsky, piano; Festival Winds; FestivalEnsemble. CSC. $24- $33.July 30 12:00 noon: Music for a Summer Noon.Dvorák: Slavonic Dances; Rachmaninoff: Suitefor two pianos. Anagnoson and Kinton, pianoduo. CSC. $20; $17.July 30 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Bach: Mass in B minor. Leslie Fagan, soprano;Vicki St. Pierre, alto; Colin Ainsworth, tenor;Peter McGillivray baritone; Elmer Iseler Singers;Lydia Adams, conductor; Festival Chamber Orchestra.CSC. $33-$42.July 31 12:00 noon: Family Fare – GrahamCampbell Quartet. Popular TV and film themesexplored in the jazz style. CSC. Free.July 31 7:30: Jazz Canada Big Band. 16- pieceDave Young Big Band with jazz standards andoriginal compositions. CSC. $24- $33.August 1 2:30: Music for a Sunday Afternoon– Painted Sound. DiNovi: Scandanavian Suite;others. Gene DiNovi, piano; Dave Young, bass;Terry Clarke, drums; James Campbell, DavidBourque, clarinet; Mark Fewer, violin; SuzanneShulman, Sara Traficante, flute. $17- $26.August 1 7:30: Swing, Swing, Swing. TorontoAll-Star Big Band revives the spirit, style, andsound of the 1930s and ‘40s. Tom Richards,conductor. CSC. $24- $33.August 2 7:00: Sunset on the Bay MusicalCruise – Brazilian Nights. Latin fever takes overthe Island Queen. Gordon Sheard, piano; DaveYoung, bass; Terry Clarke, drums; Joelson David“Maninho” Costa, Latin percussion; Sinal Aberto,Luanda Jones, vocals. IQ. $38.August 3 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon – Painted Sound. Mussorgsky: Picturesat an Exhibition. Leopoldo Erice, piano. CSC.$20; $17.August 3 6:00/8:00: Gala Dinner & Concert atManitou. Elegant dinner followed by an intimateconcert. Schumann: String Quartet in a Op.41;Chopin: Two nocturnes; Bizet/Sarasate: CarmenFantasy. IM. $150.August 4 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon. Schumann: Three Romances for oboe andpiano, Op. 94; Adagio and Allegro for horn andpiano, Op 70; String Quartet in F, Op. 41 No 2.James Mason, oboe; James Sommerville, horn;Aimee Tsuchiya, piano; Penderecki String Quartet.Colin Fox, narrator.CSC. $17; $20.August 4 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.A musical biography of Schumann. Susan GilmourBailey, soprano; Michael Kim, piano; ColinFox, narrator .CSC. $17; $20.August 4 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Brahms: Scherzo from the F.A.E. Sonata; Schumann:Piano Trio No. 1 in d Op. 63; Schumann:Piano Quintet in E-flat Op. 44. FrederieckeSaeijs, Leopoldo Erice Andrew Burashko, piano;Swiss Piano Trio; Penderecki String Quartet;Colin Fox, narrator.CSC $17; $20.August 5 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.1; Reinecke:Trio in B flat for horn, clarinet, and piano Op.74.James Campbell, clarinet; James Somerville,horn; Fredereike Saeijs, violin; Leopoldo Erice,piano. SCS. $17; $20.August 5 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Schnyder: Piano Trio; Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio ina Op. 50. Swiss Piano Trio. CSC. $17; $20.August 5 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat, K. 407; Beethoven:Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchenfrom Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Schumann:String Quartet in A, Op. 41 No.3. James Sommerville,horn; Yegor Dyachkov cello; LeopoldoErice, piano; Penderecki String Quartet.CSC.$24- $33.August 6 9:00am: Baroque on the Boat. FestivalWinds aboard the M.V. Chippewa. MVC.$65.August 6 12:00 noon: Music for a SummerNoon. Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for violin and harp;Reade: Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite; Debussy:Sonata for flute, viola and harp. JudyLoman, Elizabeth Volpe Bligh, Jennifer Swartz,harp; Frederieke Saejis, violin; Barry Shiffman,viola; James Campbell, clarinet; Suzanne Shulman,flute. CSC. $17; $20.August 6 2:30: Music for a Summer Afternoon.Debussy: Reverie; Ibert: Escales; Ravel: Pièceen forme de Habanera; Chaussier: Élégie forHorn and Harp. Nora Bumanis, Elizabeth VolpéBligh, Sharlene Wallace, harps; James Masonoboe; James Sommerville, horn. CSC. $17; $20.August 06 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening.Handel: Harp Concerto in B flat; Debussy:Danses sacrées et profane; Mozart: Concertofor Flute and Harp K. 299; Ravel: Introductionand Allegro. Judy Loman, Nora Bumanis, ElizabethVolpé Bligh, Jennifer Swartz, harps; SuzanneShulman, flute; Festival Chamber Orchestra;James McKay, conductor. CSC. $28-$37.August 7 12:00 noon: Family Fare. The fiveharpists in a concert for families. CSC. Free.August 7 7:30: Music for a Summer Evening. L.Mozart: Trumpet Concerto in D; Mozart: ViolinConcerto No.5 K219; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.4 in B flat Op.60. Guy Few, trumpet; FrederieckeSaeijs, violin; Festival Chamber Orchestra;James Sommerville, conductor. CSC. $28-$37.August 8 2:30: Music for a Sunday Afternoon– Pirates of Penzance. Concert production withprincipal characters in full costume. Sasha TaitLiebich, (Mabel); Laura Schatz (Ruth); JasonHales( Frederic); Jonathan Liebich( Pirate King);Roy Schatz (Major General Stanley); ElmerIseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. CSC.$28- $37.Forest FestivalHaliburton, ONAugust 18-22705-754-2198www.theforestfestival.comTickets $25 (until July 15, 2010); $30 (afterJuly 15, 2010). All seven shows: $160.BLA = Bone Lake AmphitheatreHLM = Historic Logging MuseumAugust 18 8:00: Creaking Tree String Quartet.BLA.August 19 8:00: Dan Hill. BLAAugust 20 8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. BLAAugust 21 2:00: Hilario Duran Trio. HLMAugust 21 8:00: Soul Stew. HLMAugust 22 2:00: Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Review.HLMAugust 22 8:00: True North Brass. HLMGlimmerglass OperaCooperstown NYJuly 9-August 24607-547-2255www.glimmerglass.orgAll performances take place at the Alice BuschOpera Theatre, Otsego Lake. This summer’s repertoireconsists of Tosca (Puccini), The Marriageof Figaro (Mozart), Tolomeo (Handel) and TheTender Land (Copland).Goderich Celtic Roots FestivalGoderich, ONAugust 6-8519-524-8221www.celticfestival.caFriday Day Pass, Sunday Day Pass: $30/$25(st/sr); Saturday Day Pass: $35/$30 (st/sr); WeekendPass: $70/$65 (st/sr).August 6 1:30 to 8:30: Mainstage II. CelticCollege Showcase, Kimberley Fraser & JanineRandall, Fil Cambell, Grainne Hambly & CarolineKeane, other artists.August 6 5:00-12:00 midnight: Mainstage.Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, Gareth Pearson,Brian McNeill, Martine et Ses Amis andother artists.August 7 12:00 noon to 8:30: MainstageII. Matt & Shannon Heaton, Paddy Keenan,July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 37


Galaxie Showacse, Women in Song, otherartists.August 7 5:00 to 12:00 midnight: Mainstage.Shane Cook, The Dardanelles, Brogue, NualaKennedy, Malinky and other artists.August 8 12:00 noon to 8:30: Mainstage II.Gareth Pearson, Sister Act, The Once, The OutsideTrack, other artists.August 8 5:00-12:00 midnight: MainstageI. Oakville Celtic Fiddle Orchestra, Allison &Sairey Miller, Ken Perlman & Alan Jabbour, FiddleJam, other artists.Harbourfront Centre World RoutesToronto416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comCanada Day, July 1Hot Spot, July 2-4Beats Breaks & Culture, July 9-11Expressions of Brazil, July 16-18Love, Saskatchewan, July 23-25Island Soul, July 30-August 2What is Classical? August 6-8Hot and Spicy Food Festival August 13-15Fortune Cooking August 20-22Telus Taiwanfest August 27-29Ashkenaz, September 4-6For daily details, see Listing Section A (Torontoand GTA).Highlands Summer FestivalHaliburton, ONJuly 5-September 1705-457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caMN = Minden United Church, 21 NewcastleSt., Minden.NLPA = Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion,Hwy. 21, Haliburton.July 5 8:00: The Goodbye Girl. Musical basedon the play by Neil Simon. Marvin Hamlisch.Runs through July 16. $25. NLPA.July 12 8:00: Summer Wind. Ravel, Grieg, Piazzolla,Joplin and others. Peterborough SymphonyOrchestra, Tom Regina. $25. NLPA.August 6 8:00: Summer Wind: See July 12.$25.00 NLPA.August 6 8:00: Opera Master Class. $25. MN.August 7 8:00: Opera Master Class. $25. MN.August 9 8:00: Summer Wind. See July 12.$25. NLPA.August 13 8:00 Opera Excerpts Concert. Participantsin the Highlands Opera Studio Program.$25. MN.August 14 8:00 Opera Faculty Concert. Facultyof the Highlands Opera Studio. Fundraiser.$75. MN.August 19 8:00: Opera Excerpts Concert. Studentsof the Highlands Opera Studio. $25.NLPA.August 20 8:00: Chamber Operas. Two one actoperas (TBA). Singers from the Highlands OperaStudio. $25. NLPA.August 21 8:00: Opera Excerpts Concert. Singersfrom the Highlands Opera Studio. $25.NLPA.August 22 2:30: Chamber Operas. See August20. $25. NLPA.August 29 2:30: La Bohème. Runs through September1. $30. NLPA.Hillside FestivalC. Summer FestivalsGuelph, ONJuly 23-25519-763-6396www.hillsidefestival.caConcerts at Guelph Lake Conservation Area,Conservation Rd. Tickets ($49-$99) availableonline.July 23: Calexio, Hidden Cameras, Laura Marling,other artists.July 24: Flash Lightnin, Los Lobos, Sarah Harmer,other artists.July 25: Corb Lund, Easy All-Stars, Gord Downieand the Country of Miracles, Hayley Sales,other artists.Home County Folk FestivalLondon, ONJuly 16-18519-672-7950www.homecounty.caFree concerts in Victoria Park, Richmond St.Ticketed events at Aeolian Hall (three showsfor $45).Artists include Bruce Cockburn, Ron Hynes, DonRoss, Lynn Miles, Great Lake Swimmers, Buck65, Jason Collett, Andrew Downing’s CanadaCouncil Project, and others. Schedule TBA.Huntsville Festival of the ArtsHuntsville, ONJuly 2-August 221-800-663-2787www.huntsvillefestival.on.caAT = Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. E.Huntsville.MS = Main Street, Downtown Huntsville.RMP = River Mill Park, HuntsvilleTC = Trinity Church, 33 Main Street Huntsville.DBD = Dwight Beach DockHTD = Huntsville Town DockPS = Port SydneySTTFD = Spencer’s Tall Trees Fine DiningJBA = Jack Bionda ArenaRMP = River Mill ParkJuly 2 7:00. Festival Images at First Friday.Original artwork. Ashley Hill, accompaniment.MS. Free.July 2 8:00: Lighthouse. AT. $35; $30(sr);$20(youth).July 3 8:00: Mark Masri with Amy Sky. AT.$35; $30(sr); $20(youth).July 4 2:00: Norman Foote. Children’s Concert.Pre-concert workshop 12:30pm. RMP. Free.July 5 12:15: Music at Noon. Ruth Cassie –Singer/Songwriter. TC. Free.July 6 12:15: Music at Noon. The Song Project.TC. Free.July 6 8:00: The Beatles White Album. ClassicAlbums Live. AT. $35; $30(sr); $20(youth).July 7 12:15: Music at Noon. Huntsville CommunityBand. Jordan Riely, Director. TC. Free.July 7 7:00: Concerts on the Dock. MuskokaConcert Band. DBD.July 8 12:15: Music at Noon. Wyat Williamson/Bill Stewart, singer/songwriters. TC. Free.July 8 8:00: Brett Polegato & Robert Kortgaard.British and American Folk songs, Cabaret. BrettPolegato, baritone; Robert Kortgaard, piano. AT.$32/28(sr)/$20(youth).July 9 12:15: Music at Noon. Stephen McKean,English horn; Marion Haggart, piano. TC. Free.July 9 8:00: Justin Hines. AT. $32; $28(sr);$20(youth).July 10 8:00: Leahy. AT. $42; $38(sr);$20(youth).July 11 2:00: Jazz in the Garden. STTFD. $15.July 12 12:15: Music at Noon. The Larks: acapella female choir. Sherisse Stevens, Director.TC. Free.July 13 12:15: Music at Noon. Kim Barlow,saxophone; Neil Barlow, trumpet. TC. Free.July 14 12:15: Music at Noon. ContemporaryJazz. Brian Smith, piano. TC. Free.July 14 7:00: Concerts on the Dock. MuskokaConcert Band. HTD. Free.July 14 8:00: Vishtèn. New-traditional Acadian.AT. $30; $25(sr); $20(youth).July 15 12:15: Music at Noon. Arias, Broadway,Parlour and Art Songs. Amy Dodington,soprano. TC. Free.July 15 8:00: Carol Welsman. AT. $38; $33(sr);$20(youth).July 16 12:15: Music at Noon. Showtunes,Christian Music. Jessica Bacon, Ryan Burda,vocals. TC. Free.July 16 8:00: Freddy Vette and the Flames.Community Dance. JBA. $28.July 17 8:00: Hawksley Workman. AT. $40;35(sr); $30(youth).July 19 12:15: Music at Noon. Classical andPopular Pot-Pourri. Gregory Gibson, piano; AlecGibson, violin. TC. Free.July 20 12:15: Music at Noon. Amy & ChrisWallace, voice. TC. Free.July 21 12:15: Music at Noon. Opera, ArtSongs and Popular Favourites. Allison St. Clair,soprano. TC. Free.July 21 7:00: Concerts on the Dock. MuskokaConcert Band. PS. Free.July 21 8:00: Aaron Pritchett. AT. $38; $33(sr);$20(youth).July 22 12:15: Music at Noon. Contemporary/Broadway. Bacon Family. TC. Free.July 22 8:00: Vienna Piano Trio. AT. $32;$28(sr); $20(youth).July 23 12:15: Music at Noon. Favourite vocalmelodies in a variety of genres. Jillian McDougall,Frank Berg. TC. Free.July 23 8:00: Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tributeto Dolly Parton. Leisa Way, Vocals. AT. $38;$33(sr); $20(youth).July 24 8:00: Vera to Victory. Grand Salon Orchestra,Kerry Stratton, conductor; Barbara Sadegur,vocalist. AT. $42/$38(sr)/$20(youth).July 29 8:00: Toronto All Star Big Band. AT.$32; $28(sr); $20(youth).July 30 8:00: Alex Cuba. AT. $32; $28(sr);$20(youth).July 31 10:00am to 5:00pm: Music in the ParkJazz Festival. Various Artists. RMP. Free.July 31 8:00: Laila Biali with Guido Basso. Jazz.AT. $35; $30(sr); $20(youth).August 1 12:00 to 5:00: Music in the Park JazzFestival. Various Artists RMP. Free.August 5 8:00: Madison Violet. Folk. AT. $30;$25(sr); $20(youth).August 6 8:00: Brass Transit. Hits from Chicago’sgolden age, 1969-1976. AT. $35; $30(sr);$20(youth).August 7 8:00: John McDermott. AT. $45;$40(sr); $20(youth).August 11 800: Cantabile The London Quartet.A Cappella vocal group. AT. $35; $30(sr);$20(youth).August 20 8:00: Echoes of Ireland. AT. $38;$33(sr); $20(youth).August 22 8:00: Sarah Harmer. Singer/Songwriter.AT. $42; $38(sr); $20(youth).Indian River FestivalIndian River PEIJune 27-September 221-866-856-3733www.indianriverfestival.comAll concerts take place at St. Mary’s Church.Artists include Isabel Bayrakdarian, Les VoixBaroques and the Halifax Camerata Singers.Kincardine Summer Music FestivalKincardine, ONAugust 1-14519-396-9716www.ksmf.caBW = Best Western Governor’s Inn, 791 DurhamSt. Kincardine.KPC = Knox Presbyterian Church, 345 DurhamSt. Kincardine.August 1 7:30: Terra Hazelton. Jazz. TerraHazelton, voice; Nathan Hiltz, guitar; Ross Mac-Intyre, bass; Sly Juhas, drums; Drew Jurecka,violin. $20. BW.August 2 7:30: Heather Bambrick. Jazz. HeatherBambrick, voice; Alex Dean, saxophone;Brian Dickinson, piano; Pat Collins, bass; LorneLofsky, guitar; Barry Elmes, drums. $20. BW.August 3 7:30: Tuesday Blues. Rick Fines, guitar;Suzie Vinnick, vocals; Carlos del Junco, harmonica.$20. BW.August 4 7:30: Chase Sanbourn, Mark Eisenman.With Alex Dean, sax; Brian Dickinson,piano; Pat Collins, bass; Lorne Lofsky, guitar;Barry Elmes, drums. $20. BW.August 5 7:30: Ron Westray. With Alex Dean,sax; Brian Dickinson, piano; Pat Collins, bass;Lorne Lofsky, guitar; Barry Elmes, drums. $20.BW.August 6 7:00: KSMF Jazz Student Showcase.Students of the KSMF Jazz program. $5. LocationTBA.August 6 7:30: Paul Reddick in Concert withBlues Approved. $20. BW.August 8 7:30: Joseph Petric. Joseph Petric,Concert accordionist. 7:00: Pre-concert dialogue.$20. KPC.August 9 7:30: Trillium Brass Quintet. 7:00:Pre-concert dialogue. KPC.August 10 7:30: Peter Allen, Concert Pianist.7:00: Pre-concert dialogue. $20. KPC.August 11 7:30: Montreal Quartet. 7:00: Preconcertdialogue. $20. KPC.August 12 7:30: Project Aria. Guy Few, trumpetand piano; Donna Brown, Leslie Fagan, sopranos;Stephanie Mara, piano. $20. KPC.August 13 7:30: Sounds Symphonic. KSMFWind Ensemble; KSMF Symphony Orchestra;Thomas Beard, cello; Matthew Jones, conductor.$20. KPC.August 14 1:00: Grand Finale Student Showcase.Featuring KSMF band, strings and choirstudents. $5. Location TBC.August 14 4:00: Chamber Music StudentShowcase. Featuring ensembles from the KSMFChamber Music Program. $5. KPC.Lanaudière FestivalJoliette QCJuly 10-August 81 800-561-4343www.lanaudiere.orgThis year, this large-scale annual festival presentsviolinist Hillary Hahn, the Quebec SymphonyOrchestra and the Montreal SymphonyOrchestra, and many other artists.Leith Summer FestivalOwen Sound, ONJuly 3-August 2838 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


1-888-446-7699www.leithfestival.caAll performances at Historic Leith Church,419134 Tom Thomson Lane.July 3 7:30: Duo Concertante. Nancy Dahn, violin;Timothy Steeves, piano. $24; $12(st).July 17 7:30: Trans-Atlantic Voyage. Songs byVaughan Williams, Britten, and others. BrettPolegato, baritone; Robert Kortgaard, piano.$24; $12(st).July 31 7:30: Chris Donnelly – Solo. Jazz piano.$24; $12(st).August 14 7:30: Penderecki String Quartet.$24; $12(st).August 28 7:30: Duo Gelato. Peter De Sotto,violin; Alexander Sevastian, accordion & piano.$24; $12(st).Little Lake MusicfestPeterborough, ONJune 26-August 281-800-461-6424www.festivaloflights.caFree concerts in Del Crary Park, George St. N.,Peterborough.July 1 8:00:The Weber Brothers. Rock & Roll.July 3 8:00: Jimmy Bowskill. Rock.July 7 8:00: Valdy. Folk.July 10 8:00: Justin Hines. Acoustic.July 14 8:00: Irish Descendants. Celtic.July 17 8:00: Powerhouse/Chicago Transit.70’s Tribute.July 21 8:00: Gord Bamford. Country.July 24 8:00: Jim Witter. The Best of JimWitter.July 28 8:00: Levon. Alternative folk rock.July 31 8:00: Trooper. Rock.August 4 8:00: Abba/Bee Gees Tribute.August 7 8:00: Nearly Neil and the SolitaryBand. Tribute to Neil Diamond.August 11 8:00: Hotel California. Tribute tothe Eagles.August 14 8:00: Blues Brothers Revue. Tributeto the Blues Brothers.August 18 8:00: Peterborough Top Talent.Variety.August 21 8:00: Mark Masri.Gospel.August 25 8:00: Michael Kaeshammer. Jazz,swing, blues & pop.August 28 8:00: Davy Jones. Rock.Live from the Rock Folk FestivalRed Rock, ONAugust 6-8705-345-5552www.livefromtherock.comArtists include Big Dave McLean, BonnieCouchie, Brock Zemen, Cindy Doire, Craig Cardiff,Claire Jenkins, Eve Goldberg, Greg Quill,Gypsy Jive, Heather Bishop, Ian Tamblyn, JohnBooth and the Southside Band, Jory Nash, KimChurchill, Rita Chiarelli, Lennie Gallant, Valdyand others.Mariposa Folk FestivalOrillia, ONJuly 9-11705-326-3655www.mariposafolk.comPerformances at venues throughout Orillia.July 9 4:30 to 11:45: Alejandra Ribera, KenWhiteley, Mose Scarlett, Grass MountainHobos, Little Miss Higgins, The Metis FiddlerQuartet, Elliot Brood, Matt Andersen, Dan Mangan,The Wooden Sky, Zeus, Jason Collett.July 10 11:00am to 11:00pm: Mike Ford,Joshua Cockeril, Sultans of String, Elliot Brood,Gwen Swick, Little Miss Higgins, Matt Andersen,Mike Ford, Cindy Church, Madison Violet,Ashley McIsaac, Dan Mangan, Murray Mc-Lauchlan, Serena Ryder, Sylvia Tyson, DaveGunning, Les Tireux d’Roches, Ianspotting,Chris McKhool, Metis Fiddler Quartet, Sharon &Bram, Catherine MacLellan, Lynn Miles, Louis-Philippe Robilard, Caitlin Hanford, AlejandraRibera, James Gordon, George Hewison, MoseScarlett, Liziwe “Lizzy” Mahashe, Rick Fines &Suzy Vinnick, Downchild Blues Band and otherartists.July 11 11:00am to 11:00 pm: Dave Borins,2010 Showcase Winners, This Bird has Flow,The Wooden Sky, Chris Whiteley, Lynn Miles,Ohbijou, the Breakmen, Ken Whiteley, CaitlinHanford, Catherine MacLellan, Cindy Church,George Hewison, Sherry Lawson, Sid Dolgay,Gwen Swick, Oscar Brand, Louis PhillipeRobillard, Madison Violet, Murray McLauchlan,Mike Ford, Holmes Hooke, Dave Gunning,Chris Smither, Don Cullen, Eric Stein, MichaelJohnston, Dave Gunning, Mose Scarlett, ElliotBrood, Mike Stevens, Ohbijou, The Breakmen,Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick, Sylvia Tyson, IanTyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Chris Smithers, DeepDark Woods, Ianspotting, Dave Borins, andother artists.Markham Jazz FestivalMarkham, ONAugust 20-22905-471-5299www.markhamjazzfestival.comFor daily details, see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA).Mill-Race FestivalCambridge, ONJuly 30-August 11-800-749-7560www.millracefolksociety.comPerformers include Ad Vielle Que Pourra, AnimaFado, Ian Bell & Geoff Somers, The Bilge Rats,Cairdeas, Leigh Cline Pontic Music Group, ChrisCoole & Arnie Naiman, Enoch Kent, Finest Kind,Richard Grainger, Light of East, Malinky, NormTellier & Tom Nunn, Orchid Ensemble, Rallion,The Runes, Tethera, and Zorba.Miramichi Folksong FestivalMiramichi NBAugust 1-6506-623-2150www.miramichifolksongfestival.comFeatured artists include Jim Morrison & theDown East Entertainers, Susan Butler, MelanieRoss Breen, The Gillis Family, and many others.Music and BeyondOttawaJuly 5-14613-241-0777www.musicandbeyond.caThis new festival features over 80 concerts,with such musicians as pianist MenahemPressler, the Emerson Quartet, soprano KathleenBattle, the Hilliard ensemble, and manyCanadian artists. (Detailed listings were not receivedat the time of publication.)Music at Port MilfordPort Milford, ONJuly 23-August 14613-476-7647www.mpmcamp.orgMWV = “Music With a View,” 89 Collier’s Rd.,MilfordSBC = South Bay Church, County Rd. 13StMM = St. Mary Magdelene Church, 35 MainSt., PictonJuly 23 8:00: Beethoven and The Brits. Bridge:Three Idylls; Beethoven op.59 No.2 in e;Walton: String Quartet in a. Linden String Quartet.StMM. $20; $10.July 24 2:00: Students in Concert I. MWV. Donationrequested.July 30 8:00: Classics of the 18th, 19th &20th Century. Haydn: Quartet Op.50 No.6 in D“The Frog”; Schumann: Quartet No.1 in a Op.41No.1; Barber: Three Songs (arranged for stringquartet and voice); String Quartet Op.11. TokaiString Quartet. StMM. $20; $10.July 31 2:00: Students in Concert II. SBC. Donationrequested.August 6 8:00: Spanish Accent. Turina: Oraciondel Torero “Bullfighter’s Prayer”; Ginastera:Quartet No.2 Op.26; Piazzolla: Four for Tango.Tokai String Quartet. StMM. $20; $10.August 7 2:00: Students in Concert III. MWV.Donation requested.August 13 8:00: Ascending Strings. VaughanWilliams: The Lark Ascending; Borodin: QuartetNo.2 in D; Elgar: String Quartet Op.83 in e.Marie Bérard, violin; Port Milford faculty artists.StMM. $20; $10.August 14 2:00: Students in Concert IV. StMM.Donation requested.Music at SharonToronto, ONJune 6-July 4416-597-7840www.sharontemple.caFor daily details, see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 4, 24.Music NiagaraNiagara on-the-Lake, ONJuly 17-August 141800-511-7429www.musicniagara.orgSM = St.Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 ByronSt., Niagara-on-the-LakeAH = Addison Hall, 41 Byron St. Niagara-onthe-LakePE = Peller Estates, 290 John St. E., Niagaraon-the-LakeRW = Reif Winery, 15608 Niagara Parkway,Niagara-on-the-LakeSPB = Simcoe Park Bandshell, Picton andQueen St., Niagara-on-the-LakeTE = The Epicurean, 84 Queen St, Niagara-onthe-LakeJuly 17 7:30: Opening Concert – Laplante PlaysChopin and Schumann. Chopin: Nocturne in csharp opus posthumus, Nocturne Op.15 No.1,Fantasy Op.49, Sonata Op. 35; Schumann:Piano Quintet Op. 44. Andre Laplante, piano;Gould String Quartet. SM $40.July 18 7:30: Niagara Pops – Classical Jazzfor Clarinet and Piano. Brahms: Clarinet SonataNo.1 Op.120; Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet andPiano; Pacanowski: Sonatina for Clarinet andPiano; also jazz standards. Paul Pacanowski,clarinet; Anna Dynarowska, piano; Paul PacanowskiMellifluence Trio. SM. $30.July 19 2:00: Young Virtuosos – The Talentsof Tomorrow. Young artists perform music byIs the festivalYOUwant onThe WholeNote’sMap?Consult our Green Pages Guide toSummer Music at thewholenote.com tofind out.FESTIVALS! Join online any time.• Contact summer@thewholenote.comfor information, or phone 416-323-2232x26.THEJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 39


Novachek, Tartini; Chopin, Beethoven, Lisztand others. Victor Sung, Annie Zhou, Elena Prokopienko,piano; Jasmin Lin, violin. AH. $20.July 19 7:30: Schumann and his Circle – Schumann,Chopin, Barber, Mahler. Schumann:Blumenstűck Op.19; Barber: the “Hermit Songs”Op. 29; Chopin: Waltz Op. 28 No.1; selectionsfrom Preludes Op.28; Mahler: 5 Kindertotenlieder.Leah Summer, mezzo; Charis Dimaris, piano;Neil Barclay, actor. AH. $30.July 23 7:30: With a Song in my Heart. Musicby Mozart, de Falla, Copland, Barber, others.Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; Brett Polegato, baritone;Robert Kortgaard, piano. SM. $35.July 24 11:30am: Music and Wine. Haydn:String Quartet Op.50 No.4; Mozart: StringQuartet K.421. Gould String Quartet. PE. $20.July 24 4:30: Baroque Among the Barrels.Haydn: String Quartet Op.20 No.1 & No. 4; Vivaldi:Sonata Op.14 No. 1; Concerto for Stringsin c. Michael Tansley, harpsichord; Gould StringQuartet. RW. $45 (includes wine and horsd’oeuvres).July 24 7:30: The Romantic Piano. C. Schumann:Variations on a Theme by SchumannOp.20; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Schumann;Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 Op. 21. DarrettZusko, piano; David Longenecker, doublebass;Gould String Quartet; Rick Phillips, narrator.SM. $40.July 24 10:15: JAZZafterPLAY. A jazz nightcapunder the stars with the John Sherwood Trio.TE. $15 at the door.July 25 12:00 noon: 12 O’clock Jump. Lunchtimejazz concert with the Shea D Duo (JulietDunn, vocals, Peter Shea, keyboard). AH. $15($25 with box lunch).July 25 2:00: Notes from Niagara. Concert inthe park with music by Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi.Gould String Quartet; Festival Strings.SPB. Free.July 25 4:00: Niagara Pops – Baroque and Jazz.W. F. Bach: Sonata for Flute & Violin in F; Bach;Overture No. 2 BWV 1067; Pacanowski: JazzVespers; also music by Albinoni, Ellington, Coltraneand Silver. Camille Watts, flute; GouldString Quartet; Paul Pacanowski MellifluenceTrio. SM. $30.July 26 2:00: Young Virtuosos – The Starsof Tomorrow. Young artists perform music byBach, Beethoven, and Chopin. Yike Yang, ElenaProkopienko, piano; Emma Meinrenken, violin.AH. $20.July 26 7:30: Schumann and his Circle – Hornand Piano. Schumann: Adagio and AllegroOp.70; Violin Sonata Op. 105 No.1; Brahms:Horn Trio Op.4. Neil Deland, horn; Claudia Hoca,piano; Atis Bankas, violin; Patty Jamieson, actor.AH. $30.July 30 7:30: Dick Hyman at the Piano. Americanjazz pianist playing his own music. DickHyman, piano; Maciej Bujnowicz, baritone; AtisBankas, violin. SM. $40.July 31 11:30am: Music and Wine. Haydn:String Quartet Op.50 No. 5; Mozart: StringQuartet K.464. Gould String Quartet. PE. $20.July 31 4:30: Baroque Among the Barrels.Haydn: String Quartet Op.20 No. 1 & No.4;Vivaldi: Cello Sonata Op.14 No. 1, Concertofor Strings in C. Michael Tansley, harpsichord;Gould String Quartet. PE. $45 (includes wineand hors d’oeuvres)July 31 10:15: JAZZafterPLAY. A jazz nightcapunder the stars with the. John Sherwood Trio.TE. $15 at the door.August 1 12:00noon: 12 O’clock Jump.C. Summer FestivalsLunchtime jazz concert with Maria Shantz,vocals, and Doug Mundy, piano. AH. $15 ($25with box lunch).August 1 4:00: Niagara Pops. Ibert: Entr’acte;Debussy: Maid with the Flaxen Hair, Reverie;Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess, others. JulieSpring, harp; Atis Bankas, violin; Elena Prokopienko,piano; Metis Fiddler Quartet. SM. $30.August 2 2:00: Young Virtuosos – The Stars ofTomorrow. Young artists perform music by Chopin,Ravel, Brahms and others. Jennifer Sullivan,soprano; Jennifer Tung, Anna Vertypolokh,piano. AH. $20.August 6 7:30: Musical Bridges: The Mekinulovs– Schumann and Brahms. Brahms: GestillteSehnsucht Op.91 No.1, Geistiliches WiegenliedOp.91 No.25, Cello Sonata in e; Schumann:Piano Quartet Op.47. Sebnem Mekinulov,soprano; Alexander Mekinulov, piano; RomanMekinulov, cello; Atis Bankas, violin; NatashaSharko, viola; Peter Hall, lecturer. SM. $35.August 7 11:30am: Music and Wine. Haydn:String Quartet Op.54 No.6; Mozart: StringQuartet K.465 “Dissonance.” Gould StringQuartet. PE. $20.August 7 4:30: Baroque Among the Barrels.Haydn: String Quartet Op.20 No.2 & No.3; Vivaldi:Violin Sonata Op.2 No. 1, Concerto forStrings in G. Michael Tansley, harpsichord;Gould String Quartet. PE. $45 (includes wineand hors d’oeuvres)August 7 7:30: French Connection – Trio Magellan.Debussy: Piano Trio in G, Cello Sonata ind; Ravel: Duo for Violin and Cello; Trio in d. TrioMagellan. SM. $40.August 7 10:15: JAZZafterPLAY. A jazz nightcapunder the stars with the John SherwoodTrio. TE. $15 at the door.August 8 4:00: Niagara Pops. Schumann:Novelette Op.21 No.1, Romance Op.28 No.2,Three Fantastic Pieces Op.111; Brahms: CapriccioOp.116 No.3; Capriccio Op.116 No. 7; alsojazz renditions on Chopin, Fauré, and others.Yaroslav Pugach, piano; Hognestad Jazz Trio.SM. $30.August 9 2:00: Young Virtuosos – The Starsof Tomorrow. Young artists perform jazz standards.Alexandra Dominick, Madeline Robertson,vocals; John Sherwood, piano. AH. $20.August 9 7:30: Schumann and His Circle –Shaw and Music. George Bernard Shaw’sthoughts on composers. Joachim: Romance;Clara Schumann: Three Romances; FAE Sonata.Claudia Hoca, piano; Atis Bankas, violin; GuyBannerman, actor. AH. $30.August 13 7:30: Bravo Italia – Italian Sonatasand Songs. Rossini: Three Sonatas for Strings;Brambilla: Arietta; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Ballatedell’Esilio, others. Carole Sirois, cello; AtisBankas, violin; Simon Wynberg, guitar; ChrisTrakas, baritone. SM. $35.August 14 7:30: Viva Espana – Quartetto Gelato:Spanish Music and Tango. A celebrationof the music of Spain. Quartetto Gelato; ColinMaier, Andrea Ciacci, dancer/choreographer.SM. $40.Musique Royalethroughout Nova ScotiaJune 11-Sep 19902-624-0506www.musiqueroyale.comEarly music, and also tradition Maritime music,are featured in this festival, with performancesin Halifax, Dartmouth, Wolfville, Yarmouth, andothe communities. Artists include Les Boreades,the Toronto Consort, lutenist Terry McKennaand mezzo Laura Pudwell.Northern Lights Festival BorealSudbury, ONJuly 9-11705-674-5512www.nlfbsudbury.comArtists include: Gord Downie & the Countryof Miracles, The Sadies, Fred Penner, Cuff theDuke, Njacko Backo, Lee Harvey Osmond, Sheeshamand Lotus, The Monkey Bunch, AmeliaCurran, Danny Michel, Christine Tassan et lesImposteures, Bon Debarras, Kirie Kristmanson,Bruce Peninsula and other artists.Orford FestivalMagog, QCJune 18-August 151-800-567-6155www.arts-orford.orgThis summer, the Orford Festival includes suchartists as pianist Anton Kuerti, Ensemble Constantinople,and the Studio de musique anciennede Montréal. Most performances take place inthe Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall, at the OrfordArts Centre.Organ-Music & Historical FestivalTorontoJuly 9-12647-822-2530www.organfestivaltoronto2010.yolasite.comFor daily concerts see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 9-12.For other events see Listings Section E (AnnouncementsETC).Ottawa Folk FestivalOttawa, ONAugust 13-151-877-730-8234www.ottawafolk.orgPerformances at Britannia Park, Carling Ave.Adult weekend pass: $99; youth weekend $59;senior weekend $59; day passes also available.Artists include The Acorn, Arrested Development,Bahamas, Bruce Peninsula, Calexico,Chris McLean, Delhi 2 Dublin, The Foggy HogtownBoys, Frank Turner, Gareth Pearson,Horsefeathers, The Jim Cuddy Band and others.Ottawa ChamberfestOttawa International Chamber MusicFestivalOttawa, ONJuly 24-August 7613-234-8008www.chamberfest.comFestival passes available from $95-$275(adult);$47.50-$105(st). Single tickets from $25-$55(adult); $15(st).OCMS = Ottawa Chamber Music Society,201-4 Florence St.DCUC = Dominion Chalmers United Church,355 Cooper St.FBC = First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier St. W.CJE= Church of St. John the Evangelist, 275Elgin St.RC = Rideau Canal, next to the National ArtsCentreFH/PB = Freiman Hall, Perez Building, Universityof Ottawa, 610 Cumberland St.TH = Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 550Cumberland St.SBC = St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts andHumanities, 314 St. Patrick St.RH = Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Dr.LP = Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St.BNMC = Beechwood National Memorial Centre,280 Beechwood Ave.KPC = Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 LisgarSt.MC = Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier St.,Hull QCJuly 24 1:00: Songs and Tangos from theAmericas. Gryphon Trio; Patricia O’Callaghan,vocals. RH.July 24 3:00: Rising Stars. Young musiciansfrom the National-Capital region. SBC.July 24 7:00: Opening Night Concert: An IntimateEvening with Frederica Von Stade – FarewellTour. Songs by Heggie, Ravel, Mahler, Guglielmiand others. Frederica Von Stade, mezzo soprano;Jake Heggie, piano. DCUC.July 24 10:30pm: Broken Hearts and Mad Men.Gryphon Trio; Patricia O’Callaghan, voice. SBC.July 25 11:00am: Keyboard Contemplations:Improvisation and Interpretations with pianistAdam Gyorgy. Bach: Improvisations on wellknown melodies (arr. Hess); Chopin: BalladeNo.2 in F Op.38; Liszt: La Campanella, Rigolettoand others. Adam Gyorgy, piano. BNMC.July 25 1:00: Afiara String Quartet. RH.July 25 3:00: Tf3: Time for Three. Classical,country-western, gypsy and jazz. RH.July 25 3:00: Djokic Duo. Halvorsen: Passacagliain g on a Theme by Handel; Martinů: DuoNo.2 for Violin and Cello; Mascall: Cantus (onmeeting Avro Pärt); Schulhoff: Duo for Violinand Cello; Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello Op.7.Marc Djokic, violin; Denise Djokic, cello. SAPC.July 25 7:00: Chopin Extravaganza! Chopin:Nocturne in c sharp Op.27 No.1; Barcarolle inF sharp Op.60, 12 Etudes Op.10; 12 EtudesOp.25; Scherzo No.2 in b flat Op.31. AlexanderTselyakov, piano. DCUC.July 25 8:00: Claudel-Canimex String Quartet.Dohnányi: String Quartet No. 2 in D-flat major,Op. 15; Mozetich: String Quartet No 2; Ravel:String Quartet in F. Claudel-Canimex StringQuartet. SBC.July 25 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:Time for Three. SBC.July 26 10:00am: Diagnosing Genius: Love,Rage and Altered States. François Mai, psychiatrist;Justin Kolb, piano. SJE.July 26 12:00 noon: Czech Masters. Suk: Elegyfor Piano Trio, Op. 23; Smetana: Piano Trio in gminor, Op. 15; Janáček: Concertino for Piano,two Violins, Viola, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn.Trio Hochelaga with guests. DCUC.July 26 12:00 noon: Trio Alla Grande. Vivaldi:Concerto in g minor, RV 531; Piris: Rhûn; Mirto:Su Bentu; Kleynjans: Sonata, Op. 111; andothers. Rémi Barrette, Julien Bisaillon, BrunoRoussel, guitars. KPC.July 26 3:00: Alexander Tselyakov and Friends.SJE.July 26 7:00: Schumann 1: Poet of the Night.Schumann: Nachtstücke Op.23; Humoreskein B-flat Op.20; Piano Quartet in E-flat Op.47.Hinrich Alpers, piano; Annalee Patipatanakoon,violin; Donnie Deacon, viola; Denise Djokic,cello. DCUC.July 26 8:00: Afiara String Quartet. Mozart:String Quartet No.19 in C K465; Mendelssohn:String Quartet No.2 in a Op.13; Beethoven:String Quartet No.7 in F Op.59 No.1. SBC.July 26 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:the Road to Kashgar. Music inspired by the SilkRoad. Orchid Ensemble. SBC.July 27 10:00am: Musical Musings: The completeBeethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 1. Stewart40 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Goodyear, piano; Harry Halbreich, musicologist.SJA.July 27 12:00 noon: New Music Dialogues:Cello, Basses and Bassoon! Sokolovic: Concertofor Bassoon and Seven Low Strings; Vez forSolo Cello; Gubaidulina: Concerto for solo bassoon,4 Cellos and 3 Basses. DCUC.July 27 12:00 noon: Musical Musing: The CompleteBeethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 2. StewartGoodyear, piano. SJE.July 27 3:00: Young People’s Concert: Panguand the Story of Creation. Orchid Ensemble.DCUC.July 27 7:00: Shostakovich! Pacifica Quartet.DCUC.July 27 8:00: Tango Nuevo. Norteno. SBC.July 27 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:The Kyrie Kristmanson Project. Kyrie Kristmanson,singer/songwriter; Patrick Carrabré, composer.SBC.July 28 10:00am: Musical Musings. AfiaraString Quartet; Harry Halbreich, musicologist.SJE.July 28 12:00 noon: Master and Pupil: Sainte-Colombe, the master, and Marin Marais, his pupil.Les Voix Humaines. KPC.July 28 12:00 noon: Pacifica Quartet 2. SJE.July 28 3:00: The Complete Beethoven PianoSonatas, Part 3. Stewart Goodyear. SJE.July 28 7:00: Magellan Ensemble. DCUC.July 28 8:00: Death and the Lady. Les Voix Baroques,Skye Consort. SBC.July 28 10:30pm: Late Night at St. Brigid’s:True Love and Tragedy. Skye Consort. SBC.July 29 10:00am: Musical Musings. Romie deGuise-Langlois, clarinet; Harry Halbreich, musicologist.SJE.July 29 12:00 noon: Mozart: The MiraculousSummer of 1786, part 1. Made in Canada.DCUC.July 29 12:00 noon: Winds at Noon. SJE.July 29 3:00: The Complete Beethoven PianoSonatas, Part 4. Stewart Goodyear. SJE.July 29 3:00: Young People’s Concert: What’sLove Got To Do With It? Ying Quartet. DCUC.July 29 7:00: The Complete Beethoven PianoSonatas, Part 5. Stewart Goodyear. DCUC.July 29 8:00: Constantinople. Gryphon Trio; PatriciaO’Callaghan; Maryem Tollar. MC.July 29 8:00: Love is a Battlefield. SBC.July 29 10:30: Late Night at St. Brigid’s. Folk,blue grass and jazz inspired. Creaking TreeString Quartet. SBC.July 30 10:00am: Musical Musings: The CompleteBeethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6. StewartGoodyear. SJE.July 30 12:00 noon: Mozart: The MiraculousSummer of 1786, part 2. Made In Canada.DCUC.July 30 12:00 noon: The Complete BeethovenPiano Sonatas, Part 7. Stewart Goodyear,piano. SJE.July 30 3:00: Whirlwind and Strings. KPC.July 30 7:00: Giles Von Sattel and the YingQuartet. DCUC.July 30 8:00: Constantinople: See July 29. MC.July 30 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s– Korngold: Source and Inspiration. Art of TimeEnsemble. SBC.July 31 10:00am: Musical Musings. Harry Halbreich,musicologist. SJE.July 31 12:00 noon: Meet the Artist: Ying Quartet.FH.July 31 12:00 noon: The Complete BeethovenSonatas, Part 8. Stewart Goodyear. SJE.July 31 1:00: Chamberfest and Rideau CanalFestival: Musical Breeze Bicycle Parade. TorqPercussion Ensemble with Ryan Scott, JesseStewart, percussion; Evie Mark, Akinisie Suviarapik,throat singers. Dow’s Lake to MarionDewar Plaza.July 31 7:00: The Complete Beethoven PianoSonatas, Part 9. Stewart Goodyear DCUC.July 31 8:00: Canti di a Terra. Constantinople& Barbara Fortuna. SBC.July 31 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s –The Juliet Letters. Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters.Kerry-Anne Kutz, soprano; Cecilia StringQuartet. SBC.August 1 11:00am: Meet The Artist. Guy Few.SBC.August 1 11:00am: Music For Contemplation.BNMC.August 1 2:00pm: Canal Music 2010. Torq PercussionEnsemble; Festival Brass Ensemble andothers. RC.August 1 3:00: The Schumann Letters. SJE.August 1 7:00: The Schumann Quartets. PendereckiString Quartet. DCUC.August 1 8:00: Bach and the Baroque Gypsies.Ensemble Caprice. SBCAugust 1 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:Elements. Jesse Stewart Ensemble. SBC.August 2 12:00 noon: New Music Dialogues:WATTage. SBCAugust 2 1:30: New Music Dialogues: JosephPetric & Penderecki String Quartet. SBCAugust 2 3:00: New Music Dialogues: OttawaNew Music Creators. SBC.August 2 8:00: The Great Romantics. SwissPiano Trio. SBC.August 2 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:Beats and Loops… And Turntables. Toca Locaand DJ P-Love. SBC.August 3 12:00 noon: New Music Dialogues:Take the Dog Sled. SBC.August 3 1:30: New Music Dialogues: PianoTrios from Switzerland. Swiss Piano Trio. SBC.August 3 3:00: New Music Dialogues. MarkFewer and John Novacek. SBC.August 3 3:00: Young People’s Concert: Buzzand Crow. Guy Few, trumpet; Nadina MackieJackson, bassoon. DCUC.August 3 7:00: In Twos: Love and Sex fromBoth Sides in Song. DCUC.August 3 8:00: Scandanavian Suite. GeneDiNovi Trio and Friends. SBC.August 3 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s– A Score to Settle. Rita Costanzi, harp; ArthurMasella director; Kico Gonzalez-Risso, playwright.SBC.August 4 10:00am: Musical Musings. CeciliaString Quartet; Harry Halbreich, musicologist.SJE.August 4 12:00 noon: Guy Few and NadinaMackie Jackson. SJE.August 4 12:00 noon: Transatlantic Voyage:English Songs from here and there. DCUC.August 4 3:00: Sacred and Profane Love. LudusModalis. KPC.August 4 7:00: Isabelle Faust and AlexanderMalnikov. DCUC.August 4 8:00: Scarlatti and Pergolesi: Shadesof Heaven and Hell. SBC.August 4 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:From Rags to Riches. Ragtime. John Novacek,piano; Steven Novacek, guitar; Mark Fewer, violin;John Geggie, bass. SBC.August 5 10:00am: Musical Musings. HarryHalbreich, musicologist. SJE.August 5 12:00 noon: Gryphon Trio. Schumann:Piano Trio No.2 in F Op.80; Chopin: PianoTrio in g Op.8. DCUC.August 5 12:00 noon: Discovering the violad’amore and chalumeau. Helene Plouffe, violad’amore; Mark Simons, chalumeau; OlivierHenchiri, cello; Ann Monoyios, soprano; MarieBouchard, harpsichord. FBC.August 5 3:00: Cecilia String Quartet. Wolf:Italian Serenade for String Quartet; Beethoven:String Quartet No.12 in E flat Op.127; Dvořák:String Quartet No.13 in G Op.126. SA.August 5 7:00: Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà.Schnittke: Polka; Glass: Ouverture La Belle etLa Bete; Bartók: Popular Romanian Dances andother works. La Pieta, Angele Dubeau, violinsolo and conductor. DCUC.August 5 8:00: Spiritual Songs and Psalms ofthe Renaissance. Sweelinck, l’Estocart, Ferrabosco,Costelley and others. Ludus Modalis. SBC.August 5 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:Let me in this ae night. Baroque, folk music.Chris Norman, flutes, pipes, voice, harmonium;David Greenberg, violin, octave violin. SBC.August 6 10:00am: Musical Musings. CeciliaString Quartet; Harry Halbreich, musicologist.SJE.August 6 12:00 noon: Avec mes amis. Tournier:Danse du Moujik; Bach: Partita No.1 in B flatBWV825; Renie: Piece symphonique en triosepisodes; Debussy: Danses sacree et profanefor harp and strings, and others. Cecilia StringQuartet; Rita Costanzi, Valerie Milot, harp. SJE.August 6 12:00 noon: Musette. Chedeville:Suite from Les deffis ou l’etude amusante; Boismortier:Sonata in c Op.72 No.2; Telemann:Soave and Allegro from Duo in E; and others.Chris Norman, flutes and Scottish small pipes;Jean Cristophe Maillard, musette de cour andbaroque flute; David Greenberg, baroque violin;Marie Bouchard, harpsichord; Olivier Henchiri,cello. DCUC.August 6 3:00: Trio Magellan. Schumann:Piano Trio No.3 in g Op.110; Shostakovich:Piano Trio No.1 in c Op. 8; Brahms: Piano TrioNo. 3 in c Op. 101. SJE.August 6 7:00: Celebrating Schumann. Schumann:Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano,Op. 70; Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op.135; Three Romances for oboe and piano, Op 94and others. Martha Guth, soprano; Chris PedroTrakas, baritone; Lawrence Vine, horn; CharlesHamann, oboe; Erika Switzer, piano. DCUC.August 6 8:00: An Evening with Erhu: MasterGeorge Gao and his Ensemble. Gao: Two Piecesfrom the Villa, others. George Gao, erhu; ShanXiang Tu, pipa; Bill Bridges, guitar; Lew Mele,bass; Ben Riley, percussion. SBC.August 6 10:30pm: Late Night at Saint Brigid’s:Party like it’s 1784! Eybler Quartet; Michael Kelly,tenor, host. SBC.August 7 10:00am: Musical Musings. HarryHalbreich, musicologist. SJE.August 7 12:00 noon: Meet The Artist. GeorgeGao and Shan Xian Tu. PB.August 7 3:00: Songs and Ariettas. Soler: 9Canzonette Italiane; Brambilla: Two Arriettas;Rodrigo: Four Spanish songs and others. ChrisPedro Trankas, baritone; Simon Wynberg, guitar.FBC.August 7 8:00: Closing Concert: Tokyo StringQuartet. Schubert: String Quartet No.10 in E flatD.87; Bartók: String Quartet No.4; Debussy:String Quartet in g Op.10. DCUC.Peterborough Folk FestivalPeterborough, ONAugust 27-29705-874-6796www.pff.pauart.comAugust 27 7:00: PFF 2010 Gala. Canadian CanoeMuseum, 910 Monaghan Rd.,PeterboroughAugust 28 11:00am: Free Day Long Festival.Nicholls Oval/Rotary ParkAugust 28 11:00am and 5:00pm: PFF Workshops.$10/session.Prince Edward County Jazz FestivalPicton, ONAugust 13-221-877-411-4761www.pecjazz.orgAugust 13 7:30 to 10:00: Day One. Don EnglertTrio, Russ Little Quintet – Barley DaysJazz Barbecue.August 14 1:30 to 11:00: Day Two. PictonStompers, Student Jazz Ensembles, S’posin.After Hours Jam Session.August 15 12:00 noon to 8:00: Day Three.Picton Stompers Travelling Jazz Van, Dan BoneQuintet, Canadian Jazz Quartet, Sara Hamiltonand David, Mike Francis Duo, StudentEnsembles.August 17 10:00-5:00: Day Four. Student AllStars.August 18 7:30 to 10:00: Day Five. MattSmith, Rising Young Star Reunion.August 19 7:30 to 10:00: Day Six. Tania Verbeke,Matt Ray, Ellis Marsalis Quartet.August 20 5:00 to 11:00: Day Seven. ChaseSanborn, Mark Eisenman, Dan Bone, Dave Barton,Bram Gielen, Guido Basso, Sinal Aberto, LuandaJones, Scott Alexander, Brian Barlow.August 21 10:00am to 11:00pm: Day Eight.Lorne Lofsky, Bram Gielen, Dave Barton, PictonStompers, Dixie Demons Travelling Jazz Van,Student Jazz Ensembles, Jim Galloway andFriends, Russell Drago Trio, Dark Divas, RaneeLee, Dave Barton, Mark Eisenman, Scott Alexander,Brian Barlow.August 22 10:30am to 9:00: Day Nine. BrianBarlow Trio, Ranee Lee, Alex Dean, Dixie DemonsTravelling Jazz Van, Student Ensembles,Blair Yarranton Quartet, Canadian Jazz Quartet,Jenica Rayne Duo, Lorraine Desmarais Trio.Scotiabank BuskerfestTorontoAugust 26-29416-964-9095www.torontobuskerfest.comFor daily details, see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): August 26-29.Sound TravelsNew Adventures in Sound ArtTorontoJune 26-September 26416-652-5115www.naisa.caFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 31, August 4-7, 13.Stewart Park FestivalPerth, ONJuly 16-18613-264-1190www.stewartparkfestival.comFree concerts in Stewart Park, Mill St.After-hours events at Stone Cellar, 71 Gore St.E.; Mexicali Rosa’s, 45 Gore St. E.; O’Reilly’s,43 Gore St. E.; Perth Restaurant, 23 Gore St. E.Admission fee for after-hours events: $10 perevent; $20 all events.July 16 1:00 to 9:00: Day One. 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Miguel, Kim Churchill, Lynn Miles, and otherartists.July 17 11:00 to 9:00: Day Two. See July 16.July 18 11:00 to 6:00: Day Three. See July 16Stratford Summer MusicStratford, ONJuly 19-August 22519-271-2101www.stratfordsummermusic.caBC = Balzac’s Coffee, 149 Ontario St.CC = City Centre, 1 Wellington St.CUC = Central United Church, 194 AvondaleAve.LQP = Lower Queen’s Park, Lakeside Dr.MB = Music Barge, Lake VictoriaPR = Pazzo Ristorante, 70 Ontario St.RR = Rundles Restaurant, 9 Cobourg St.StAC = St. Andrew’s Church, 25 St. AndrewSt.StJ = St. James Church, 41 Mornington St.July 19 9:00pm: Music Along the Avon andGrand Illuminations. LQP. Free.July 20 7:00: Ben Heppner in recital. Ben Heppner,tenor; John Hess, piano. StAC. $40.July 22: 11:15am: A Salute to Edward Johnson.Ben Heppner, tenor; John Hess, piano.StAC. $35.July 22 12:30: Bargemusic: Langley Ukulele Ensemble.MB. Free.July 23 11:15am: A Salute to Edward Johnson.Ben Heppner, tenor; John Hess, piano.StAC. $35.July 23 12:30: Bargemusic: Langley Ukulele Ensemble.MB. Free.July 23 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. GuidoBasso with Mike Murley Trio. PR. $22.July 24 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. Cello SuiteNo.1. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50 (includeslunch).July 24 11:15am: A Salute to Edward Johnson.Ben Heppner, tenor; John Hess, piano.StAC. $35.July 24 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic: LangleyUkulele Ensemble. MB. Free.July 24 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. GuidoBasso with Mike Murley Trio. PR. $22.July 24 11:30pm: Cabaret at the Church. BruceDow. CR. $36; $75(with dinner).July 25 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. Cello SuiteNo.1. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50 (includeslunch).July 25 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic: PortugueseHeritage Band Project. MB. Free.July 25 7:30: National Youth Orchestra of Canada.Jacques Lacombe, conductor; guest: BenHeppner. CUC. $30-$35.July 29 11:15am: Here’s to Canada and OurHeritage. Majoya Organ Duo. St.J. $32.July 29 12:30: Bargemusic: Caledonian FiddleOrchestra of Nova Scotia. MB. Free.July 30 11:15am: Here’s to Canada and OurFriends. Majoya Organ Duo. St.J. $32.July 30 12:30: Bargemusic. Caledonian FiddleOrchestra of Nova Scotia. MB. Free.July 30 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. PeterAppleyard, vibes, and guests. PR. $22.July 31 11:15am: Musical Memoirs. Majoya OrganDuo. St.J. $32.July 31 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic. CaledonianFiddle Orchestra of Nova Scotia. MB. Free.July 31 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. PeterAppleyard, vibes, and guests. PR. $22.July 31 11:30pm: Cabaret at the Church. BruceDow. CR. $36; $75(with dinner).August 1 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloC. Summer FestivalsSuite No.2. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. SOLDOUT.August 1 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic. Oh MyDarling. Country music. MB. Free.August 1 2:00: 20 Favourite Hymns of All Time.Christopher Dawes, organ; and guests artists.StJ. $10.August 5 11:15am: Made in Canada PianoQuartet. Works by Mozart and Schumann.Guest: Benjamin Bowman, violin. StA. $27.August 5 12:30: Bargemusic: Reload. 1960srock. MB Free.August 6 11:15am: Made in Canada PianoQuartet. Works by Mozart and Brahms. Guest:Benjamin Bowman, violin. StA. $27.August 6 12:30: Bargemusic: Reload. 1960srock. MB. Free.August 6 4:00: MyAudia Act I. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CCFree.August 6 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. GeneDiNovi, piano. PR. $22.August 7 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.3. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50(includes lunch).August 7 11:15am: Made in Canada PianoQuartet. Works by Mozart and Dvorak. Guest:Benjamin Bowman, violin. StA. $27.August 7 12:30: MyAudia Act II. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CCFree.August 7 12:30: Bargemusic: Reload. 1960srock. MB. Free.August 7 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. GeneDiNovi, piano. PR. $22.August 7 11:30pm: Cabaret at the Church.Sean Cullen. CR. $36; $75(with dinner).August 8 8:00am: MyAudia Act III. Hatch.Interactive opera on the streets of Stratford.CC Free.August 8 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.3. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. SOLDOUT.August 8 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic. RhythmPlus. Caribbean calypso. MB. Free.August 8 7:30: Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus.StA. $30.August 12 11:15am: Salute to Chopin’s BicentennaryI. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Tokai String Quartet.StA. $27.August 12 12:30: Bargemusic: Swamperella.Cajun music. MB. Free.August 13 10:30am: Coffee Cantata. Bach.BC. $10.August 13 11:15am: Salute to Chopin’s BicentennaryII. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Tokai String Quartet.StA. $27.August 13 12:30: Bargemusic: Swamperella.Cajun music. MB. Free.August 13 4:00: MyAudia Act I. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CC.Free.August 13 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. PhilNimmons, clarinet; and David Braid, piano.PR. $22.August 14 10:30am: Coffee Cantata. Bach.BC. $10.August 14 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.4. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50(includes lunch).August 14 11:15am: Salute to Chopin’s BicentennaryII. Jan Lisiecki, piano; Tokai String Quartet.StA. $27.August 14 12:30: MyAudia Act II. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CC.Free.August 14 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic:Swamperella. Cajun music. MB. Free.August 14 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. PhilNimmons, clarinet; and David Braid, piano.PR. $22.August 14 11:30pm: Cabaret at the Church.John Miller presents highlights from 10 seasons.CR. $36; $75(with dinner).August 15 8:00: MyAudia Act III. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CC.Free.August 15 10:30am: Coffee Cantata. Bach.BC. $10.August 15 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.4. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. SOLDOUT.August 15 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic: Jeng YiKorean Drummers. MB. Free.August 15 7:30: Quartetto Gelato. StA. $30.August 19 11:15am: Pius Cheung, marimba.StA. $10.August 19 12:30: Bargemusic: Tivoli BoysGuard Band. MB. Free.August 20 10:30am: The Cappuccino Cantata.Bawk. BC. Free.August 20 11:15am: Marc Djokic, violin; Anne-Julie Caron, marimba. StA. $10.August 20 12:30: Bargemusic: Tivoli BoysGuard Band. MB. Free.August 20 4:00: MyAudia Act I. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CC.Free.August 20 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. DaveYoung, bass; and Robi Botos, piano. PR. $22.August 21 10:15am: The Cappuccino Cantata.Bawk. BC. Free.August 21 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.5. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50(includes lunch).August 21 11:15am: Stephen Runge, piano.StA. $10.August 21 12:30: MyAudia Act II. Hatch. Interactiveopera on the streets of Stratford. CC.Free.August 21 12:30 & 3:00: Bargemusic: TivoliBoys Guard Band. MB. Free.August 21 9:00: Jazz Legends at Pazzo. DaveYoung, bass; and Robi Botos, piano. PR. $22.August 21 11:30pm: Cabaret at the Church. MichaelTherriault and guests. CR. $36; $75(withdinner).August 22 8:00am: MyAudia Act III. Hatch.Interactive opera on the streets of Stratford.CC. Free.August 22 10:15am: The Cappuccino Cantata.Bawk. BC. Free.August 22 11:00am: Bach at Rundles. CelloSuite No.6. Winona Zelenka, cello. RR. $39.50(includes lunch).August 22 12:30: Bargemusic: Stratford PolicePipes and Drums.August 22 7:30: Orchestre de la Francophonie.Jean-Philippe Tremblay, conductor; guests:Jackie Richardson and Canadian jazz legends.CUC. $30-$35.Summerfolk FestivalOwen Sound ONAugust 20-22519-371-2995www.summerfolk.orgArtists include Sarah Harmer, Lennie Gallant,Larry Jensen, Sheehsam and Lotus, Artisan,Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers,Caracol, Danny Brooks, Poor Angus, Chuck &Albert, Mose Scarlett, Ian Robb, Grit Laskin,and others.Symphony in the BarnDurham ONJuly 4-August 14519-369-8137www.symphonyinthebarn.comAll concerts at Glencolton Farms, Concession 2,Durham. Tickets are $50.July 4 3:30: Village Harmony. Teen world musicensemble sings music from Bulgaria, Corsica,Quebec and USA.July 11 8:00: Hard Ride. Country and blues.July 23 8:00: Jayme Stone.July 30 8:00: Summer Classical Showpiece.July 31 2:00 & 8:00: Summer ClassicalShowpiece.August 1 2:00: Summer Classical Showpiece.August 2 2:00: Chamber Concert.August 6 8:00: Klezmer!August 7 8:00: Symphony Concert.August 8 2:00: Surprise Serenade.August 13 2:00: Blues in the Barn. FeaturingBig Bad Wolf.August 14 2:00: The Oddville Picture Show.“Silent musical” set to music and narrated byJenny Parsons and Steven Morel.TD Irie Music FestivalTorontoJuly 30-August 2www.iriemusicfestival.comFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA).TD Montreal Intl Jazz FestivalMontreal QCJune 25-July 61-888-515-0515www.montrealjazzfest.comThis prominent festival features such artistsas the Artie Shaw Orchestra , Brandi Disterheft,John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, andmany others.TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalOttawa, ONJune 24-July 41-888-226-4495www.ottawajazzfestival.comJuly 1 11:00am to 10:30: Jill Zmud; Bluesberries;Tambura Rasa; Shad; Lorraine Desmarais;Elliott Brood; Owen Pallett; John Geggie;Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker.July 2 12:00 noon to 10:30: MAM; EastSide Septet; The Souljazz Orchestra; GordGrdina’s Box Cutter with Francois Houle; NewYork Voices; Javon Jackson with Les McCann;James Farm featuring Joshua Redman; AaronParks, Matt Penman, and Ari Hoenig; Tord Gustavsen;Bonobo; John Geggie; Nick Fraser; NancyWalker.July 3 12:00 noon to 10:30: Servantes; EliseLetourneau Quartet; New Orleans Express; FredHersch; NEeMA; Dave Brubeck and the NationalArts Centre Orchestra; Neil Cowley Trio; Gypsophilia;John Geggie; Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker.July 4 12:00 noon to 10:30: Magnolia RhythmKings; Mermaid Beach; Helen Glover Quintet;Tom Harrell Quintet; Christian Scott; KellyleeEvans; Tomasz Stanko; Richard Bona;42 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Composer’s Collective; Sharon Jones and theDap-Kings; John Geggie; Nick Fraser; NancyWalker.TD SunfestLondon, ONJuly 8-11519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caFree concerts in Victoria Park. Paid concert seriesat Aeolian Performing Arts and Hilton GrandBallroom.Artists include Alegres Ambulancias de Palenque,Alejandra Ribera, Bambara Trans, BrendaEarle, Chiwoniso, Cory Weeds Quintet, DappTheory, Gypsophilia, Jaffa Road, Les Tireuxd’Roches, Mr. Something Something, OrchestreSeptentrional D’haiti, Klezmatics, and others.TD Toronto Jazz FestivalTorontoJune 25-July 4416-928-2033www.torontojazz.comFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA).For club listings see Listings Section D (In theClubs).Toronto Music GardenTorontoJuly 1-September 2416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.com/torontomusicgardenFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29, August5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, September 2.Toronto Summer Music FestivalTorontoJuly 20-August 14416-408-0208www.tsmaf.caFor daily details see Listings Section A (Torontoand GTA): July 20-24, 27-31, August 3-7, 10-13.Trout Forest Music FestivalEar Falls, ONAugust 13-15866-876-8833www.troutfest.comAll concerts in Ear Falls Waterfront Park, Hwy.105.Artists include Matt Andersen, Oh Susanna,Fred Eaglesmith, Troy MacGillivary & ShaneCook, Digging Roots, Kinnie Starr, Keith Dyck,Leeroy Stagger, Annabelle Chvostek, RomiMayes, Ben Spencer, Chris Carmichael, ChristinaMartin, Del Barber, Kristin Sweetland, DustRhinos and others.Uptown Waterloo JazzWaterloo, ONJuly 16-18519-885-1921www.uptownwaterloojazz.caMainstage: Waterloo City Hall Parking Lot.Satellite Stage: Waterloo Public Square.July 16 12:00 noon to 4:15: Day One, SatelliteStage. Andriy Tikhonov, Jazz for Kids, TopPocket.July 16 6:00 to 10:30: Day One, Mainstage.Paula Gardin, Johana Sillanpaa, Sophie Milman.July 17 12:00 noon to 4:00: Day Two, SatelliteStage. Jason White Trio, Tim Lewis,Cadence.July 17 1:30-10:30: Day Two, Mainstage. Cadence,Kingsley Ettienne, Macondo Quartet,Adrean Farrugia & Ricochet, Canefire, MattDusk.July 18 12:00 noon to 4:15: Day Three, Mainstage.Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival YoungMusicians, Kira Callahan and the Jazz ConnectionBig Band, Jake Langley.Vancouver Early Music FestivalVancouver BCJuly 25-August 14604-732-1610www.earlymusic.bc.caPerformances take place on the UBC campus.Featured artists include Nouvel Opera de Montreal,the Whole Noyse, Early Music Vancouver’sBaroque Festival Players, and others.Westben Arts FestivalCampbellford, ONJune 11-August 81-877-883-5777www.westben.caAll performances take place in the FestivalBarn, 6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford.July 2 2:00: The Magic Flute. Mozart. UBCOpera Ensemble and Westben Festival Orchestra.$38; $15; $5. Also July 3, 4 and 6.July 6 7:00: Brian Manker, cello. Principal cellistof the Montreal Symphony performing threeof Bach’s solo cello suites.July 8 2:00: Rose of England. Songs by Novello,and G&S. Mark DuBois, tenor. $33.50; $31(sr);$15(st).July 10 2:00: Romancing the Piano. Chopin andSchumann. Lauren Segal, mezzo; Brian Finley& Leonard Gilbert, pianos. $33.50; $31(sr);$15(st).July 11 2:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. $33.50;$31(sr); $15(st).July 13 7:00: Quartet for the End of Time. Schubert:Shepherd on the Rock; Messiaen: Quartetfor the End of Time. Gryphon Trio. $33.50;$31(sr); $15(st).July 17 2:00: Women of Shakespeare. ChickReid, actor; Donna Bennett, soprano; Brian Finley,piano. $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).July 18 2:00: Shakespeare’s Songbook. TorontoConsort. $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).July 20 7:00: Piano Recital. Robert Silverman,piano. $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).July 22 2:00: Lovin’ Dat Hammerstein! Broadwaysongs. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; MarianneBindig, mezzo; Keith Klassen, tenor; Alex Dobson,baritone. $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st). AlsoJuly 23-25, 29, 30.July 27 7:00: Vocal Recital. Songs by VaughanWilliams, Britten, and others. Brett Polegato,baritone; Robert Kortgaard, piano. $33.50;$31(sr); $15(st).July 30 7:30: Sisters of Sheynville. All-female“swing-klezmer.” $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).July 31 2:00: Sultans of String. Latin, Gypsyjazz,Middle Eastern, and folk. $33.50; $31(sr);$15(st).August 1 2:00: Appleyard & Friends. Classicjazz. $33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).August 6 7:30: Don Ross & Jimmy Wahlsteen.$33.50; $31(sr); $15(st).ori’s StoriesSmart Alexes and MoreTranzac on Saturday August 7 from 6:30-8:30pm. (www.tranzac.org)Great news for Danforth jazz fans! Now in its second year, the“Mosaic Does Jazz in the Park” festival will spotlight the diversity ofthe jazz genre throughout the summer, every Wednesday, July 7-September1 inclusive, rain or shine, from 6-9pm in the Robertson Parkette,just west of Coxwell Avenue. This free event is open to all localresidents as well as jazz enthusiasts from across Toronto. Everyoneis encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and vendors fromlocal businesses will be on-hand to provide food and refreshments tothe listening audience. Acts in the series include Rick Lazar’s SambaSquad, Heather Bambrick and Jane Bunnett; and do not miss therarely heard treat that is Michael Danso (www.michaeldanso.com), aspectacular vocalist and irresistible entertainer, appearing on WednesdayAugust 11 from 6-9pm at the Mosaic Does Jazz in the ParkFestival.Not only will it be a full moon, but a “Political Party” whenJAZZ.FM91 on-air host and man-about-town Jaymz Bee will host anevent on Tuesday August 24 at the Old Mill Inn that takes place ineight different rooms! The Dining Room and Home Smith Bar willfeature jazz, and other rooms will showcase folk, avante-garde, comor I d A G A nAlex Pangman isn’t the only jazz-singing Alex in town. A recentgraduate of Humber College, jazz/pop/funk vocalist Alex Taitis a versatile musician and luminous composer with many influencesranging from Jaco Pastorius to Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Be sureto check out Miss Tait’s Toronto Jazz Festival debut on July 2 at TenFeet Tall 9pm-midnight, with three aces accompanying: Ted Quinlanon guitar, Roberto Occhipinti on bass and Ethan Ardelli on drums.Pay-what-you-can, limited seating, reservations recommended. (www.tenfeettall.ca)Yet another sensational singer by the same first name is Alex Samaras,a young musician taking the scene by storm with his impeccabletaste, flawless technique and penchant for challenging material. FridayJuly 9 at Gate 403 5-8pm he will be singing songs by StephenSondheim, specifically “Sweeney Todd & Beyond” with Ernesto Cervinion drums, Bram Gielen on bass and Tyson Kerr on piano. (www.gate403.com)An experimenter in everything from blues to hip hop, vocalistcomposerRita di Ghent has recently assembled Rita and her Jump &Soul Seven, an irresistibly exuberant slice of old-school, with guitarist/arrangerMartin Loomer, Bob Brough on tenor, Bobby Hsu on alto,Brendan Davis on bass, Don Laws on trombone, Jake Wilkinson ontrumpet and Drew Austin on drums. Don’t miss ‘em Tuesday July 13at The Reservoir Lounge 7-9pm. (www.reservoirlounge.com)For some contemporary instrumentaljazz with an edge, check out up-andcomingreedman Jeff LaRochelle, aHumber College student with a bold toneon the horn. His group is playing TequilaBookworm on Saturday July 31from 9pm-midnight. The quintet: La-Rochelle on clarinet and tenor saxophone,Sabine Ndalamba on guitar, BoraLim on keys, Julian Anderson-Bowes onacoustic bass and Eric West on drums.(tequilabookworm.blogspot.com)Not so much a jazzer as a fiercelyfree improviser, another young musicianto listen for is pianist Avesta Nakhaei. Aproud member of the Association of ImprovisingMusicians in Toronto, the YorkUniversity music grad approaches musicwith an astounding effortlessness andendless imagination. He performs at TheJeff LaRochelle.PHOTO Ori dagaNJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 43


edy and more. The idea of “The Political Party” is to enjoy musicwhile hearing from various members of the arts community abouthow to make Toronto a better place. Politicians are invited to comeand listen – but they can only go near a microphone if they intend tosing! More details will be available at www.jazz.fm.In memory of event organizer Chantelle Wilson’s father, Wayne,who lost his short battle with cancer in 2001, “The Firefly Cabaret”(www.myspace.com/fireflycabaret) will enchant audiences for thefourth year in a row with some terrific entertainment, including appearancesby Shannon Butcher, Elizabeth Shepherd, Tyler Yarema,Kellylee Evans, The Masies, Johnny Favourite and Heather Bambrick,a hostess who’s impossible not to love. The event takes place on August26 at Hugh’s Room starting at 8:30pm. Proceeds will go towardsCamp Quality, an organization that provides children with cancer theopportunity to attend summer camp. (www.campqualitycanada.ca)Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at jazz@thewholenote.com.Alize Restaurant2459 Yonge St. 416-487-2771Jul 4 Lara Solnicki & Roy Patterson,6:30pm Jul 25 Lara Solnicki & Reg Schwager,6pm.Alleycatz2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865www.alleycatz.caEvery Mon Salsa Night with DJ FrankBischun with Lessons 8pm; Every Tue CarloBerardinucci Band, Swing & Jazz $5 Cover8:30pm; Every Wed R&B Open Jam Hostedby Project Sound 8:30pm; Every Thu Soul,R&B and Reggae, $4 Refreshments, No Cover;Fridays and Saturdays Funk, Soul, Reggae,R&B, Top 40, $10 Cover without dinnerreservations.Jul 1 Graffitti Park. Jul 2,3,4,8,9 LadyKane. Jul 10 Ascension. Jul 15 Graffitti Park.Jul 16,17 Prime Time Band. Jul 22 GraffittiPark. Jul 23,24 Lady Kane. Jul 29 GraffittiPark. July 30,31 Lady Kane.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.theannexlive.comAquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474Live Jazz Saturday Nights 9pmJul 1 Jazz Violin Ensemble. Jul 2 Chris RobinsonTrio. Jul 3 Anthony Terpstra Seventetwith George Evans. Jul 4 Shannon Butcher,Bari’d Alive Jam. Jul 10 TBA. Jul 17 AnthonyTerpstra. Jul 24 Ori Dagan & Dave Restivo.Jul 31 Bari’d Alive.Azure Restaurant and Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front Street 416-597-3701www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan Bodanis Trio withBernie Senensky and Steve Wallace 5:30-10:30pmBlack Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed The Danforth Jam w/ Jon Longand Friends 9:30pmBon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Road 416-630-5153D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Every Thu Bill Naphan Solo Guitar 6-9pm;Every Fri Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar 6-9pmBrassaii Café Restaurant & Lounge461 King Street West 416-598-4730Every Tue The Bee’s Knees w Neil Brathwaite,Cory Blackburn, Howard Ayee, MichaelShand and Sacha Williamson 6-10pmCastro’s Lounge2116 Queen Street East 416-699-8272 NOCOVEREvery Sun Jeremy Rouse Trio (Jazz/Roots)6-9pm; Every Mon Smokey Folk (Bluegrass/Rockabilly) 9:30pmC’est What67 Front Street East, 416-860-9000Every Fri Hot Five Jazzmakers 3-6pm pwycChalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Avenue, 416-789-2531www.chalkerspub.com (for complete listings)Every Wed Girls Night Out Vocalist-FriendlyJazz Jam 8:30-12 with host Lisa Particelli(vocals/flute) Peter Hill (p) Ross MacIntyre(b) Norman Marshall Villeneuve (d) No Cover.Jul 3 Lisa Particelli’s GNO All-Star Vocal JazzShowcase 6-9pm.Chick N’ Deli744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-3363www.chickndeli.comEvery Mon Big Band Night; Every TueJam Night; Every Sat Climax Jazz Band 4-7.Jul 1 Cheshire Cats. Jul 2 Cheshire Cats,The Nomads. Jul 3 Climax Jazz Band, TheNomads. Jul 4 Cheshire Cats, Robbie Lane &The Disciples.Classico Pizza & Pasta2457 Bloor Street West 416-763-1313Every Thu Jazz Guitarist Nate Renner 7pmNo CoverCobourg, The533 Parliament St. 416-913-7538Jazz Sundays 9PM, NO COVERCommensal, Le655 Bay St. 416-596-9364www.commensal.caJazz Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm, SundayBrunch 11am-2pmNO COVER/PWYCJul 2 Warren Greig & Dan Eisen. Jul 3Richard Whiteman & Rob McBride.Communist’s Daughter, The1149 Dundas Street W 647-435-0103Every Sat 4-7pm Gypsy Jazz w MichaelJohnson & Red Rhythm: Michael Louis Johnson(trumpet, vocals) Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Terry Wilkins (bass)Corktown, The175 Young St. Hamilton 905-572-9242Sets at 8pm and 10pm, $10 Coverwww.thecorktownpub.caEvery Wed The Darcy Hepner Orchestra &Special GuestsDave’s Gourmet Pizza730 St. Clair Ave. West 416-652-2020www.davespizza.caEvery Mon 7:30-11 Open Stage w PeterEastmureEvery Thu 8-12 Uncle Herb Dale & FriendsOpen Mic.DeSotos1079 St. Clair Ave. West 416-651-2109Every Thurs Open Mic Jazz Jam 8pmmidnight,hosted by Double A Jazz; EverySun Brunch with Double A Jazz and Guest11am-2pmDoctor’s House, The21 Nashville Road, Kleinburg (905) 893-1615www.thedoctorshouse.caLive Entertainment every Saturday 6:30pmDominion on Queen500 Queen St. East 416-368-6893www.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun Rockabilly Brunch 11am-3pm;Every 1 st & 3 rd Sun Jazz Jam with host RobertScott 4-7pm; Every Tue French Gypsy JazzJam with host Wayne Nakamura. 8:30pm,pwyc; Every Thu John T. Davis on B3, 5:30-8pm, No CoverJul 1 Quarrington, Taft, Murata. Jul 2Quincy Bullen, Jenna Glatt, Rob Christian; LateNight Jazz Jam. Jul 3 Brian Rose Little BigBand, Bruce Cassidy Quartet, Late Night JazzJam. Jul 4 San Murata Japanese Jazz Jam.Jul 16 George Grosman’s Bohemian Swing.Jul 19 George Grosman’s Jazz Goes Pop. Jul29 Youth Jazz in the City. Jul 30 Que IssoBrazilian Jazz.Dora Keogh Irish Pub141 Danforth Avenue 416-778-1804www.allens.to/dora (full listings)Every Sat Roberto Occhipinti Trio featHilario Duran & Mark Kelso.Dovercourt House805 Dovercourt Road 416-537-3337www.odd-socks.orgEvery Sat Saturday Night Swing: Dancefeaturing Live Swing BandsDrake Hotel, The1150 Queen Street West 416-531-5042www.thedrakehotel.caFrida Restaurant999 Eglinton Avenue West 416-787-2221.www.fridarestaurant.caLive Jazz Tuesdays 7-10pm/No CoverGate 403403 Roncesvalles 416-588-2930www.gate403.com (daily schedule)LIVE JAZZ & BLUES EVERY NIGHT, twoshows daily, three on weekendsNo Cover Charge / Pay What You CanJul 1 Jerry Quintyne Band, Fraser MelvinBand. Jul 2 Mike Field Jazz Band, The Peddlers.Jul 3 Coleman Tinsley Jazz Brunch,Kathleen Gorman Jazz Band, Melissa BoyceJazz Band. Jul 4 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band,Whitney Ross Barris Jazz Band, Thyron LeeWhyte Jazz Band. Jul 5 Sarah Calvert JazzDuo, Gillian Margot Trio. Jul 6 Liam MorinJazz Band, Julian Fauth Jazz Night. Jul 7 PaulBenton Jazz Band, Kurt Nielsen & RichardWhiteman Jazz Band. Jul 8 Emily & the BlueCallers, Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio.Jul 9 Alex Samaras Jazz Band “Sweeney Todd& Beyond”, Max Senitt Latin Jazz Band. Jul10 Roger Dorey Blues Solo, John Christopher& Friends, Susan Wylde Jazz Band. Jul 11Steve-Paul Simms Duo, Ron Nater Jazz Band,Jazz Response Unit. Jul 12 Sarah Begin JazzBand, Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Jul 13 ByungGul Jung Jazz Band, Julian Fauth Blues Night.Jul 14 Ryan Oliver Jazz Band, Jorge GavidiaJazz & blues Band. Jul 15 John D’Amato BluesQuartet, Miss Caroline M~R Jazz Band. Jul16 Framework Collective, Bartek Kozminksi.Jul 17 Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo,Moo’d Swing, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits.Jul 18Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo, FranceSt. Trio, Stephanie Braganza Replay Trio. Jul19 Michele Kaye Jazz Duo, Jouble A JazzBand. Jul 20 Adam Stevens Jazz Band, JulianFauth Blues Night. Jul 21 Bobby Hsu JazzBand, Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band. Jul 22 TheRoper Show, Cyndi Carleton Jazz Band. Jul 23Michael De Grussa Duo, Patrick Tevlin’s NewOrleans Rhythm. Jul 24 Michael De GrussaDuo, Paul Crocker Jazz Trio, John Deehan JazzBand. Jul 25 Robin Jessome Trio, Dave RyanBlues Solo, Jake Wilkinson Jazz Band. Jul 26Justin Poon Jazz Trio, Tim Bestemeyer BluesBand. Jul 27 Donné Roberts Band, Julian FauthBlues Band. Jul 28 Denis Schingh, MichaelKeith Blues Duo. Jul 29 Brownman AkousticTrio, Margot Roi Jazz Band. Jul 30 Harley CardJazz Band. Jul 31 Ken Yoshioka Blues Band,Café Ole, Zoe Chilco Jazz Band.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210www.grossmanstavern.com(complete schedule)“Toronto’s Home of the Blues” NO COVEREvery Sat The Happy Pals matinee 4-8pm;Every Sun Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam4-9pm, The Nationals with Brian Cober: DoubleSlide Guitar Open Stage Jam 9:30pm-2am;Every Wed Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic Jam;Every Thu U of T: The Responsible JamShowcase Night. Jul 2 The Barking Sharks.Jul4 The Brass Band matinee. Jul 8 Ms. Debbie &Friends. Jul 9 Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience.Jul 10 The Ray. Jul 30 Frankie Foo. Jul 31Caution Jam.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond Street East 416-368-1920www.harlemrestaurant.com (full musicschedule). NO COVEREvery Mon Open Jam Night hosted byCarolynT 8pm-1am; Every Fri Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm; Every Sat Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm.44 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Jul 1 Ross MacIntyre. Jul 2 Carolyn T Duo.Jul 3 Roseanne Howell. Jul 4 Brilliant Cornersfeat Samantha Clayton.see Old Mill, TheHome Smith BarHugh’s Room“Toronto’s home of live Folk and Roots”2261 Dundas Street West 416-531-6604www.hughsroom.com (for complete scheduleof nightly acts)All shows start at 8:30pm; for ticket pricesrefer to website.Jul 20 Jane Bunnett’s African-Cuban BluesSummit featuring Jane Bunnett, Larry Cramer,Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Madagascar Slim &Bill King.Joe Mama’s317 King Street West 416-340-6469Live music every nightEvery Sun Nathan Hiltz, Bernie Senensky& Sly Juhas.Latinada1671 Bloor Street West 416-913-9716www.latinada.comLive Music Wednesday to SundayJul 1 Xoteka Duo – Laura Fernandez & DonNaduriak. Jul 2 Eliana Cuevas Trio. Jul 3 AlexanderBrown Trio. Jul 4 Roberto Riberon Trio.Lula Lounge1585 Dundas West 416-588-0307www.lula.ca (complete schedule)Jul 1 African Guitar Summit. Jul 2 DominicMancuso Trio. Jul 3 Salsa Saturday. Jul 6Palenque Percussion workshop w Las AlegresAmbulancias. Jul 7 BOI AKIH feat SandipBhattacharya. Jul 8 Las Alegres Ambulancias,Rumberos. Jul 9 Mamak Khadem. Jul 13 Tlen-Hiucani. Jul 15 “The Turntable Experience”with Merritone. Jul 17 Roberto Linares Brown,DJ Bernal. Jul 18 Ensamble Sinsonte. Jul 24Percussion Master Class with Changuito. Jul24 Colombia Mi Amor with Orquesta Fantasia.Jul 31 Salsa Dance Party w Café Cubano andDJ Billy Bryans.Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzetta Middle Eastern Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover $7-10Jul 1 Don Thompson & Reg Schwager.Jul 2 Brian Katz & Rob Piltch. Jul 3 RolandHunter. Jul 4 David Mott & Rob Clutton.Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke 416-252-5560www.momosbistro.comEvery Wed Open Mic 8pm.My Place: A Canadian Pub2448 Bloor Street West 647-348-4702www.myplacepub.caJazz Wednesdays 7-10pmN’Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining299 King St. W. 416-595-1958www.nawlins.caEvery Tue Stacie McGregor; Every WedJim Heineman Trio; Every Thu Blues Nightwith Guest Vocalists; Every Fri/Sat All StarBourbon St. Band; Every Sun Terry Logan.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comAt the Home Smith Bar: JAZZ FESTIVALWITHIN THE JAZZ FESTIVAL: JohnSherwood’s Jazz Party: John Sherwood (p) PatCollins (b) Joel Haynes (d) with featured guests:Jul 1 Terry Promane. Jul 2 Reg Schwager; Jul3 Alex Dean. Every Saturday (summer) SoloPiano Masters 7:30-10:30pm.Painted Lady, The218 Ossington Ave 647-213-5239www.thepaintedlady.ca (updated schedule)No Cover / Pay-What-You-CanEvery Mon Open Mic 10pm-late, all genres.Jul 11 Laura Hubert Band.Pantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Mon Curtains Down with host JenniBurke, Mark Camilleri on piano and guest singers;Every Fri Robert Scott; Every Sat SoloPiano: Various artists.Pero Lounge812 Bloor St. West 416-915-7225www.perorestaurant.comEvery Fri African Vibe 7-11pmEvery Sat Archie Alleyne’s Kollage 8-11pmJul 2 & 3 Archie Alleyne & Friends.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland 416-923-5716www.thepilot.ca (detailed schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30 NO COVERJul 3 Robi Botos Quartet. Jul 10 SugarDaddies. Jul 17 Kollage. Jul 24, 31 TBA.Press Club, The850 Dundas St. West. 416-364-7183www.thepressclub.caLive music every night, mostly hard rock,folk and indieEvery Tue Open JamEvery Second Wed Jazz Jam with hostedby trombonist RJ Satchithananthan.Quotes220 King Street West 416-979-7697“Fridays at Five” with Canadian Jazz Quartet:Gary Benson on guitar, Frank Wright onvibes, Duncan Hopkins on bass, musical directorDon Vickery on drums and featured guest:Jul 2 Bill McBirnie.Reposado Bar & Lounge136 Ossington Ave. 416-532-6474www.reposadobar.com$5 Cover on Fridays, all other nights PWYCEvery Mon Alt.Country-Roots Deliciousness wLucas Stagg & Chris Bennett; Every Wed Spyvs. Spy vs. Sly: James Robertson (guitar) NigelHebblewhite (bass) Sly Juhas (drums); EveryThu The Reposadists: Roberto Rosenman (guitar)Tim Hamel (trumpet) Jon Meyer (bass) JesseBarksdale (guitar) Sammy Alexander (vocals);Every Fri Roberto Rosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel(trumpet) Patrick Gregory (guitar) Graham Duncan(bass) Sammy Alexander. RReservoir Lounge, The52 Wellington St. E. 416-955-0887www.reservoirlounge.comEvery Mon Sophia Perlman and the Vipers;Every Tue Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm;Every Wed Bradley and the Bouncers; EveryThu Janice Hagen; Every Fri DeeDee & theDirty Martinis; Every Sat Tyler Yarema andhis Rhythm. Every Sun Duke and the Dell-ites;NEW: “Après Work” Series Tuesdays andWednesday 7-9pm Jul 6 Alex Pangman (everyfirst Tuesday).Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.ca (full month’s schedule)“Where Jazz Lives”Jul 1 Laura Hubert Band, TBC, RudreshMahanthappa Trio. Jul 2 Sara Dell, EricSt-Laurent Trio, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul 3 ChrisHunt Tentet & Justin Bacchus Group, ZackBrock’s Magic Number, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul4 Excelsior Traditional Dixieland Band, MichelleWillis Quartet, Zack Brock’s Magic Number,Geoff Keezer & Josh Grossman’s Toronto JazzOrchestra feat. Sophia Perlman.Jul 5 Peter Hill Quintet, Free Boat Rentals.Jul 6 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic Rex JazzJam. Jul 7 Brian De Lima Trio, NY’s HendrikMeurkens Quintet. Jul 8 Kevin Quain, NY’sHendrik Meurkens Quintet. Jul 9 HogtownSyncopators, The Maisies, Germany’s PeterVan Huffel Quartet. Jul 10 Fraser Daley, BlueRoom, Sara Dell, Amanda Tosoff. Jul 11Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, Dr. Nick & theRollercoasters, Trevor Giancola Trio, Monsoon.Jul 12 Peter Hill Quintet, NY’s Owen Howards.Jul 13 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic RexJazz Jam. Jul 14 Brian De Lima Trio, LeylandGordon Quintet. Jul 15 Kevin Quain, JakeChisholm Group. Jul 16 Hogtown Syncopators,The Maisies, California’s Mark Hummel& the Blues Survivors. Jul 17 Fraser Daley,The Homeless, Sara Dell, Avi Granite 6. Jul 18Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band, Bohemian Swing,Trevor Giancola, Earthtones. Jul 19 Peter HillQuintet, John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra. Jul20 Jesse Barksdale Trio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam.Jul 21 Brian DeLima Trio, Copenhagen’s KevinBrow Quartet. Jul 22 Kevin Quain, VaughanMeisner Quartet. Jul 23 Hogtown Syncopators,The Maisies, Vaughan Meisner Quartet. Jul 24Fraser Daley, Raoul & the Big Time, Sara Dell,Catalyst. Jul 25 Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band,Freeway Dixieland Band, Trevor Giancola Trio,Harley Card Quartet. Jul 26 Peter Hill Quintet,Julia Cleveland Group. Jul 27 Jesse BarksdaleTrio, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Jul 28 Brian De-Lima Trio, NY’s Tyler Summers Trio +1. Jul 29Kevin Quain, NY’s Tyler Summers Trio +1. Jul30 Hogtown Syncopators, The Maisies, TerryPromane/Dave Young Big Band. Jul 31 LauraMarks Trio, Laura Hubert Band, Sara Dell, MikeDownes Quartet.Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSilver Dollar Room486 Spadina Avenue, 416-763-9139Jul 1 Coco Montoya $18The Social1100 Queen St. West 416-532-4474Jul 3 Golden Gloves, Meech & Rhynecologist.Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caJazz Festival: Jul 1 Gone Fission. Jul 2Alex Tait Quartet. Jul 3 Justin Bacchus. Jul 4James Walburton’s Spirit of Jazz.Saturday Night Cabaret 8-10pm, pwycJul 10 Amanda Covetta. Jul 17 DeniseLeslie. Jul 24 TBA.Sunday Jazz Matinee 3:30-6:30pm, NoCoverJuly 11 Jim Gelcer Trio. July 18 GeorgiaAmbros. Jul 25 Beverly Taft.Tequila Bookworm512 Queen Street West 416-603-7335Modern/Experimental Jazz Sunday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday at 9pm, PWYCJul 1 Jim Sexton Group. Jul 3 Equilibrium wDavid Lyttle (from Ireland). Jul 4 Rhinosaurus.Jul 8 Bone Merrow. Jul 10 TBA Group. Jul 11Rhinosaurus. Jul 15 Free Boat Rentals. Jul 17Hologram Sounds Mellow. Jul 18 Rhinosaurus.Jul 22 Framework Collective. Jul 24 SphereBridge. Jul 25 Rhinosaurus. Jul 29 Free BoatRentals. Jul 31 Jeff LaRochelle Group.TODO Fusion Resto-Bar217 Ossington Avenue 416-526-7200www.myspace.com/todofusionrestobarTrane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.com (full schedule)Jul 1 Neil Cowley Trio. Jul 2 Terry ClarkeTrio. Jul 3 Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. Jul 4Sandro Dominelli Trio.Tranzac292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137www.tranzac.org (complete listings, variousgenres)Live music every night, various styles: moredetails/listings at websiteEvery Sat Jamzac Open Acoustic Jam 3pm;Every Mon Open Mic Music Nights with GuestHosts, 10pm; Every Fri The Foolish Things,5pmWhistler’s Grille995 Broadview Ave. 416-421-13446pm, No CoverJul 1 Annual Canada Day Ribfest. Jul 2Havana Blues Trio, Café Blue Note w GeorgeOlliver & Gangbuster $25. Jul 3 Koel’s NotesTrio. Jul 4 Darius Nargolwalla Trio w BillMcBirnie.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music FridaysJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 45


D. Announcements, Lectures, Et CeteraANNOUNCEMENTSJuly 21 10:00 to 4:00: Stratford SummerMusic. Exhibition on Canadian tenor EdwardJohnson. City Hall, 1 Wellington St., Stratford.519-271-2101. Free. Also July 22-24, 28-31.LECTURES/SYMPOSIAJuly 10 10:00am: Organ-Music & HistoricalFestival. History and Music in Toronto. Citywalk with City Historian Bruce Bell. MeetingPoint: St. Lawrence Market, 91 Front St. E.647-822-2530. $12.July 10 3:00: Organ-Music & Historical Festival.The Organ at St. James Cathedral. AndrewAger delivers historical and technical insightsabout the S.R. Warren Organ of 1863/89 at St.James. 65 Church St. 647-822-2530. $10-$20suggested donation.July 11 4:00: Organ-Music & Historical Festival.The Oldest Organ in Toronto. St. John’sYork Mills Anglican Church is the second oldestchurch in Toronto and preserves the oldest organin the city. Tour with Bill Dennis to hear thisunique instrument! St John’s York Mills AnglicanChurch, 19 Don Ridge Dr. 647-822-2530.August 4 11:15am: Stratford Summer Music.Harry Somers Lecture: Is a Public Broadcasterstill relevant for Canada in the 21st Century?Ian Morrison, speaker. Lecture Hall, Universityof Waterloo’s Stratford Campus, 6 WellingtonSt., Stratford. 519-271-2101. Free.MASTERCLASSESJuly 3 & July 4: Vocal Studio Amadeus. Vocaleducator Master Class. Exclusively for vocalchairs of accredited universities. Topic: AuthenticEuropean vocal techniques and the latestresearch conclusions of physiological phonetics.Depending on demand, research scientistguest speakers. Interactive singing demonstrationsspanning baroque to romantic, only. Mississauga.416-238-3585. Vocal chair $500; accompanyingJunior Professor $250.July10 10:00 Vocal Studio Amadeus. ProfessionalSingers’ Master Class: How to safely extendvocal range. Minimum 5 years performanceexperience required. Singers of all genres are eligibleto attend. Toronto Pape and Danforth area.Call for exact location. 416-238-3585. $100.July 17 11:00 to 6:00: Vocal Studio Amadeus.Vocal Master Class. Masterclass in Belcanto,German Lieder technique, and Sacred Lieder(Rosenmueller, Telemann to Bach). Oakville Dundasand Ridgeway area. Call for more details.416-238-3585. $50.July 18 2:00 to 5:00: Singing Studio of DeborahStaiman. Master class in musical theatre/audition preparation, using textual analysis andother interpretative tools for the “sung monologue”.Yonge & Eglinton area – please call forexact location. 416-483-9532.July 23 3:00: Toronto Summer Music. ViennaPiano Trio. Room 330, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-408-0208.$20.July 24 10:00 to 8:00: Vocal Studio Amadeus.Choral director’s Vocal Master class. Minimum5 years experience required. Call to register.416-238-3585. $80.July 26 7:00: Toronto Summer Music. MatthiasGoerne. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-408-0208. $20.July 31 11:00 to 5:00: Vocal Studio Amadeus.Vocal technique workshop. Mississauga:Burnhamthorpe and Winston Churchill. 416-238-3585. Free for members of NATS and theVoice foundation. Non-member $60. Familiaritywith Dr. Richard Miller’s work on vocal anatomyand function desirable.$50.August 1 10:00am: Toronto Summer Music.Menahem Pressler. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-408-0208. $20.August 1 2:30: Toronto Summer Music.Pacifica Quartet. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-408-0208. $20.August 8 11:00am: Toronto Summer Music.Pacifica Quartet. Remenyi House of Music. 210Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $20.August 8 2:00 to 5:00: Singing Studio of DeborahStaiman. Master class in musical theatre/audition preparation, using textual analysis andother interpretative tools for the “sung monologue”.Yonge & Eglinton area – please call forexact location. 416-483-9532.SCREENINGJuly 30 7:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Bellini’sNorma. Directed by Patrizia Carmine; starringDaniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato. Subtitlesin English. Garden of the Consulate General ofItaly, 136 Beverley St. 416-921-3802. Free.August 13 7:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura.Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; starring Frederica von Stade,Paolo Montarsolo. Subtitles in English. Gardenof the Consulate General of Italy, 136 BeverleySt. 416-921-3802. Free.August 27 7:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura.Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Directed by JohnMichael Phillips; starring Mara Zampieri, JuanPons, Plácido Domingo, Sergio Bertocchi, LuigiRoni. Subtitles in English. Garden of the ConsulateGeneral of Italy, 136 Beverley St. 416-921-3802. Free.WORKSHOPSJuly 3 &4 1:00: Harbourfront Centre. CastanetMaking. Kids can make their own castanet,a percussion instrument used round the world.Harbourkids Zone, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.July 5 10:00am: New Adventures in SoundArt. NAISAtron building Workshop with HectorCenteno. The NAISAtron, created for NAISA byRob Cruickshank, is a small sound sculpture,perfect for the DIY artist who likes to createsound electronically. Make your own NAISAtronto take home with you. Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601 Christie St, Studio No.252. 416-652-5115. $75 (price includes NAISAtron kit).July 6 10:00am: New Adventures in SoundArt. Micro Radio-Transmitter building Workshopwith Hector Centeno. Experience what radiotransmission is like on a minimum level thatcould also be developed into radio art and microradio. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 ChristieSt, Studio No.252. 416-652-5115. $55 (priceincludes parts for micro-radio).July 12-17: Contact Contemporary Music.Music from Scratch. Youth between the agesof 15 and 21 are invited to create new worksfor chamber ensemble. University SettlementMusic and Arts School, 23 Grange Rd. 416-598-3444 x243. Free (space is limited).July 19-21 7:00: Beaches International JazzFestival. Jul 19: Vocal Jazz Bootcamp. HeatherBambrick; Jazz Dance; The Business of Jazz.Jaymz Bee. July 20: Jazz Guitar and Arranging.Michael Occhipinti; Jazz Drumming and the JazzScene. Norman Marshall Villeneuve; Jazz Photographyin the Digital Age. Bill and Kris King.July 21: Beginner Ukelele. Steve McNie andDave Newland; Jazz Dance: Merengue; “EntertainThem or Get Off My Stage.” Bruce Davidson.Mennonite New Life Centre, 1774 Queen St. E.416-698-2152. Free.July 24 & 25 9:00am: Royal Conservatory.Keyboard Pedagogy Summit. Join teachers fromacross North America for this intensive two-dayprofessional development summit focused onthe essential issues facing both established andemerging keyboard teachers. 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. $325; $195(st). Includes lunch.August 1 2:00 & 4:30: Harbourfront Centre.The Ultimate Steel Pan Experience. Joy Lapps,the founder and programme director of the SteelPan Experience teaches children how to play thesteel drums, a unique and historically significantCaribbean instrument. Harbourkids Zone, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.46 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


HPC_wholenote_JUL10.pdf 1 15/06/2010 3:40:56 PMETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIRETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIR is a 45 voice SATB ensemblewhich rehearses Tuesday evenings from September to June, andseeks to fill the following positions for the 2010 – 2011 season.§ A C C O M P A N I S TApplicant must be an experienced accompanist in both rehearsaland performance, and preferably will have good organ skills.§ N E W S I N G E R Sneeded for all sections of the choir. Applicants must read music.§ V O L U N T E E R S U B - S E C T I O N L E A D Sare wanted in all sections. This would be ideal for a music studentseeking experience. Membership fees waived.§ A S S O C I A T E M E M B E R SContact us to find out more.CMYCMSing with theHigh Park Choirs!“When yousing with yourheart and soul,the result ismagical.”For more information or to arrange an audition, contactSusan LeTendre, 416-622-6923, sletendre@pathcom.comMYCYis seeking a new Conductor. Thisaccomplished 45-piece concertband rehearses Sunday eveningsin Toronto and is dedicated toperforming a varied repertoireat a high standard. Please senda resume and cover letter byAugust 20, 2010 to: SearchCommittee, Northdale ConcertBand, P.O. Box 716, Station B,Toronto, ON M2K 2P9or by e-mail tonorthdaleconcertband@hotmail.comFor more information visitwww.northdalemusic.com/ncbSt. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church1399 Bayview Avenue,Toronto, Ontario M4G 3A6• A U D I T I O N SSoprano Section LeadSt Cuthbert’s is currentlyauditioning for a SopranoSection lead for their 20member Chancel Choir —starting September 2010.Thursday evening rehearsal7.30-9.30pmSunday Service 10am plusliturgical Feast daysPlease contactMusic Director Keith Müller416.778.1898 to set up a dateand time for an auditionCMYKDivisions for children ages 5 to 18Outstanding vocal developmentMusic theory for all choristersConvenient weekly rehearsals inToronto’s west endThe High Park Choirs of TorontoZimfira Poloz, Artistic Director & ConductorMargaret Stanfield and Marina Filippova, Conductors Sheldon Rose, PianoTo arrange a visit or anaudition, please contact us at:(416) 762-0657info@highparkchoirs.orgwww.highparkchoirs.orgPiccolo - Young school age children just starting their choralmusic journeyIntermezzo - Children growing in confidence when performingVento - Boys from Intermezzo and BrioBrio - Children singing a challenging repertoire in complex partsAllegria - Children with advanced vocal and choral techniqueselected from BrioToronto Opera Repertoire2011 Season AuditionsTwo operas will be chosen from the followingshort list for staged and costumed productions inFebruary and March, 2011, our 44 th season:Madama Butterfly (in Italian)Die Fledermaus (in English)Lucia di Lammermoor (in Italian)Auditions will be held Saturday, September 11,2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.By appointment only, through e-mail to:auditions@toronto-opera.com.More information can be found at:www.toronto-opera.comSingers should prepare at most three arias.Tenors and baritones very welcome.Artistic Director: Giuseppe MacinaMusic Director: Adolfo De SantisJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 47


August 6 & 7 1:00: Harbourfront Centre. TheArt and Craft of the Stringed Instrument. Participantscan see how stringed instruments havechanged with classical traditions around theworld and make their very own to play alongsideother musicians and at home. Harbourkids Zone,Children'sPianoLessonsFriendly, approachable -and strict!Liz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/Bathurst235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.August 16-20: New Adventures in Sound Art.Making Art with Sound. NAISA is inviting youthaged 15-18 to create art entirely with sound,radio, electronics, and/or performance throughexploration according to their own individual interests.All equipment will be provided by NewAdventures in Sound Art and no experience isnecessary. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601Christie St, Studio No.252. 416-652-5115. $50.ALEXANDER KATSSINGERS WELCOMEAmateur & ProfessionalAuditions for 2010/11 Season:• •Welcome Yule• •Handel’s Messiah• •Gala CabaretDavid J. KingCONDUCTORSUMMER SIGHT-SINGING & VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASSESwww.allthekingsvoices.ca 416 225 2255A rst class Russian-trainedconcert pianist/teacheris accepting students forregular private lessons orrepertoire coaching, fromadvanced (ARCT, university) toall grades of RCM (includingtheory requirements)Call: (416) 340-1844alexander.kats@sympatico.ca80 Acadia Avenue, Unit 309, Markham ON L3R 9V1SalesViolin Viola Cello BowsString accessoriesMusic sheetsRepair and RentalProfessional violin maker andrepairer for over fifteen years.Good quality guaranteed.String instrument rental servicePhilharmonic Music Ltd.SchoolPrivate lessons and examspreparation for:Violin Viola Cello BassPiano Guitar Flute TheoryQuartet OrchestralAll teachers are qualified andexperienced.905-784-2028 www.philharmoniccanada.com48 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


INSTRUCTIONBEAUTY OF SINGING: The developmentof professional singing. Prepare for exams.My students are winners of different renownedcompetitions. Sing for your pleasureand have the pleasure to sing. NataliaPalatnic 416-454-0097 (Maple – Acrossfrom Wonderland)CONCERT PIANIST EVE EGOYAN(www.eveegoyan.com) offers lessons tocommitted musicians - advanced players aswell as returning adults (emu@interlog.comor 416-894-6344)FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS: RCMexam preparation. Samantha Chang, RoyalAcademy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. 416-293-1302, samantha.studio@gmail.com www.samanthaflute.comPIANO TEACHER, ACCOMPANIST, is acceptingstudents for piano/theory lessons, accompaniment,vocal coaching. All RCM gradesto university. 416-226-3002evgenia.r@rogers.comSINGING, a martial art. Call Johanne416- 461-8425SINGING LESSONS. Experienced and professionalover 20 years. (EQUITY, ACTRA).Classical, Music Theatre. Jazz, Gospel. Auditions,Competitions, RCM exams. DeniseWilliams (416) 588-5845THEORY, SIGHTSINGING, PIANO (jazz andclassical), EAR TRAINING . All grades, all ages,RCM exam prep (piano, rudiments, harmony, history,counterpoint) Easy and effective methods!Peter Ness, ARCT, 416-767-9747,peternessmusic@rogers.comTeacher in the house?Maybe not. But there certainly isin Marketplace.thewholenote.comClassified AdvertisingVIOLIN LESSONS Have fun learning violin!European teacher - 37 years experience. Individualand group lessons for children and adults.Register now for September and receive onemonth free. (offer expires August 1, 2010) ContactNelly Dios at 416-323-3481FOR SALEHistoric German AUGUST FORSTER 7’Grand Piano for sale - was professionallyassessed by Jamie Paddon, certified PianoTechnician, and appraised at $40,000. Shehad this to say: “This instrument is almost100 years old. 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For moreinfo and materials www.rhpo.caTHEclaimvoiceSTUD OSSue Crowe ConnollyMUSICIANS WANTED New professionalorchestra in the European tradition forming.Toronto based. Please send resume & supportingmaterials to dellafigura@gmail.comORGANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR St. Paul’sUxbridge is looking for a Music Director who iscompetent on our Phoenix Digital three manualorgan and can work with choirs and other musiciansin our congregation. Position begins Sept.2010. More information: www.stpauls-uxbridge.ca.Send resumes to the attention of theMusic Director Interview Committee atbbeveridge@powergate.ca or St. Paul’s Uxbridge,P.O. Box 673, Uxbridge, ON. L9P 1N1ORGANIST/PIANIST/CHOIR DIRECTORwanted for Presteign-Woodbine United Church,16 Presteign Ave, Toronto M4B 3A8 effectiveAug 01’10. Please send resume to Churchor by e-mail at presteignwoodbineunitedchu@bellnet.caPIANIST/ACCOMPANIST/COACH requiredfor community based opera group. $25/hour for9-hour week; evenings only. Good sight-readingrequired. Tasks include coaching singers, accompanyingchorus and stage rehearsals, andplaying full opera performances. For more informationand to book an interview, call 416 8780573, or e-mail adesantis@rogers.com.SILVERTHORN SYMPHONIC WINDS,a high level, auditioned wind ensemble,seeks instrumentalists to join us for the2010/2011 season. Rehearsals Tuesdays inthe Dufferin/Steeles area.Call 416-271-2389 or email membership@silverthornsymphonicwinds.caST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH on Roncesvalles,served by the Fathers of the Oratory,is seeking a section lead, Tenor orCountertenor. 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Hays, practising clinical andperforming arts psychology. 416-961-0487,www.theperformingedge.comVENUESARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT or recital?Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor StreetUnited Church. Phone: 416-924-7439 x22Email: tina@bloorstreetunited.orgREHEARSE OR PERFORM IN A BRAND NEWFACILITY Lawrence Park Community Churchoffers excellent performance and rehearsalspaces, for groups from small (an intimatemusic studio) to large (performance space withflexible seating capacity of 425) in our newlyrenovated facility. Ample free parking available.TTC. Geothermally heated and air conditioned!For information contact Rene Bignell, 416-489-1551 or email: rene@lawrenceparkchurch.cawww.lawrenceparkchurch.caVOICE TEACHERDenise Williams20 years’ experienceAll styles: classical, music theatre,gospel, jazz etc. Audition preparation,competitions, RCM exams (416) 588-5845www.denisewilliamssoprano.comwww.nostringstheatre.comJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 49


We Are All Music’s ChildrenJune’s Child Andrew BurashkoM J b u e l lWHO IS THEJULY/AUGUSTCHILD?“I feel deeply connected to themusic of Chopin – a composer Ihave adored since I was 12 yearsold – not only because I sharehis Polish heritage…”Accepting her prize from theQueen Mother, with a left handshe would later have to re-train,this little girl made her debutas a soloist with the MontrealSymphony Orchestra in thesame year. In 1974, she had decidedto go to law school whenshe won the first Artur Rubinsteincompetition in Israel.“A born Chopin interpreter”—RubinsteinThink you know who ourmystery child is? Send yourbest guess to musicschildren@thewholenote.com. Please provideyour mailing address justin case your name is drawn!Winners will be selected byrandom draw among correctreplies received by August 20,2010.Montreal, 1961“I play, direct & create interesting projects that exciteme – that satisfy my love for many different stylesof music, as well as theatre and literature.”Andrew Burashko’s earliestmusical memory, fromabout the age of 3, is probablyTchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.“There was always music playingin our home. We had the storywith the music – I’m pretty sureI knew it was a ballet, but it wasthe story that interested me…”There are several doorsthough which a child may enterthe world of music. Sometimesit’s rhythm, sometimes it’s melody,or harmony. Sometimes it’sthe mysterious alchemy of thedrama inherent in music.The story of Andrew Burashko’smusical life, in very broadstrokes, begins as a little 5-yearboy in Moscow unwillinglypushed to begin learning thepiano. It continues as a manwhose successful career as a solopianist coexists with his extraordinarydrive as a collaborator,and whose work still honours thatlittle boy who was so engaged bythe Nutcracker and its story .Since 1998, as the ArtisticDirector of the Art of Time Ensemble,Burashko has broughthighly skilled classical, post-classical,jazz and popular musicianstogether onstage in dance andlanguage-based performancesthat challenge the way many ofus have defined “chamber music,”enticing diverse audiences to engagein the music, sometimeseven in spite of themselves. In recentprogrammes the ensemblehas been joined by Peggy Baker,Sarah Slean, Tom McCamus, TedDykstra, Michael Ondaatje andSteven Page.Other musical adults in yourfamily?My mother was a choral conductorand solfegio teacher. She wasout of the house most of the timeworking. Her mother was a pianistbut I never knew her. I’m theonly other musician in the immediatefamily.Where did music fit into your lifeat that time?I loved to sing at home. At thattime, the only place I heardmusic would have been at home.Records: mostly classical musicand some popular Soviet music.I remember hearing pop musicfor the first time when we leftthe Soviet Union – I would havebeen 7. It was the Beatles. I washooked... . Piano was my first instrument.My mother tried startingme when I was about five –still in Moscow. That only lasteda couple of lessons. I wouldn’thave become a musician had I notbeen pushed.Andrew resumed his piano studieswhen his family settled in Toronto,at the age of about 9, withMarina Geringas at the TorontoRCM. He was soon enrolledin the gifted youth programmewhich provided him with his firstexperiences of chamber music.“With others, it was a joy from thebeginning.”Do you remember when youbegan to think of yourself as amusician?Not a particular point. But therewas always the mirror of myfriends who considered me amusician...Read the full interview onlineat thewholenote.com.JUNE’S WINNERS & PRIZES: CONGRATULATIONS!HERE’S WHAT THEY WON• Sara Schabas: Two tickets to hear AndrewBurashko and the Art of Time Ensemble performat the Toronto Summer Music Festival, in MusicalTransformations: Erich Korngold: Source & Inspirationon Thursday July 29 (8:00pm, Walter Hall). This intriguingly creativeconcert linking the 20th and 21st centuries features a Korngoldsuite and the new songs it has inspired.• Phoebe Cleverly and Claudia Krawchuk: Each win a pair of tickets toRobert Schumann 1810-2010 which launches The Art of Time’s 2010-2011 season (Sept 17 and 18, Enwave Theatre). With readings from hisown letters and critical writing, the programme explores Schumann’spiano, vocal and chamber music, and includes the Andante from hisPiano Quartet Op.47, selections from Kreisleriana, a selection of lieder,and the entire Piano Quintet Op.44.• Barbara Thomson and Carol Desoer: each win a copy of AndrewBurashko’s solo CD Burashko Plays Prokofiev on the Opening Day label.(ODR 9316): Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 Op. 82 and his Ten Pieces fromRomeo and Juliet Op.75. “I like this recording because Prokofiev’s musicresonates on a very deep level in me. I’m very proud of this recording.”Music’s’ Children gratefully acknowledges Luisa, Anna, Cecilia, Danielle, Toronto Summer Music, The Art of Time Ensemble, and Opening Day Records.50 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


• Working with Bernsteinby Jack GottliebAmadeus Press383 pages, photos; $24.99 US“Is this book biased? You bet it is!” writesJack Gottlieb in this memoir of his yearsspent working with Leonard Bernstein.As Bernstein’s assistant, on and off, from1958 until his death in 1990, Gottlieb workedon Bernstein’s concerts, scripts,program notes, orchestrations,recordings, compositions andbooks, and picked up his laundry.Gottlieb is candid about Bernstein’salways spontaneous, frequentlyvolatile and sometimesshameless behaviour. Gottlieb describesLB, as he refers to himthroughout this wonderful “grabbag”of a memoir, as “passionate,profligate, overextending himself,taxing his associates.” One ofGottlieb’s diary entries reads, “Later LB upsetsme by saying I’m a disappointment.” Buthe remains fiercely loyal to the man and hismusic. In fact, Gottlieb heads up the LeonardBernstein Office today.He creates a portrait of Bernstein in allBook Shelfp A M e l A M A r g l e Shis genius, exuberance, and irrepressibleenergy. Bernstein was driven by what Gottliebcalls “a burning need to communicate,”and Gottlieb covers the full range of his remarkablyversatile accomplishments as acomposer for Broadway, the concert hall andthe opera house, conductor, pianist and evenlyricist.Everyone who ever met Bernstein, itseems, has a story. Even the FBI has theirown dossier, because of his notoriouspolitical activity. But nobody’sanecdotes are funnier ormore revealing than Gottlieb’s.Clearly his ability to appreciatethe wry side of situations helpedhim survive an intense workingrelationship with a very complexman.Gottlieb, a composer himself,includes his own programnotes for many of Bernstein’sworks. In their clarity and commitmentto Bernstein’s own method of usingpurely musical values rather than programmaticreferences to talk about music, theypromote appreciation of lesser known workslike Gottlieb’s favourite, The Dybbuk, as wellas under-estimated late works like Arias andBarcarolles and A Quiet Place.Gottlieb provides the full text of the notoriousyet misunderstood disclaimer Bernsteinaddressed to New York Philharmonicaudiences in 1962 before conducting GlennGould in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1 inD-. “I have only once before in my life hadto submit to a soloist’s wholly new and incompatibleconcept,” Bernstein said, in part,“and that was the last time I accompanied Mr.Gould.” At the same time, Gottlieb providesa look behind the scenes before the concert asGould, who Gottlieb describes as “a luminouspianist but quite messy about his appearance”,gets a haircut and grooming fromBernstein’s wife, Felicia, at the Bernsteinapartment.Given that Bernstein never, unfortunately,wrote his own memoirs, this contributionfrom such an observant, witty and loving associate– and his collection of personal snapshots- is all the more treasurable.• Maraby Lilly BarnesVariety Crossing Press345 pages; $22.95“You are getting some notion what it’s liketrying to fit everything I found out aboutMara into one single person,” says Ted, thelead voice in Lilly Barnes’ novel about music,madness, racism and survival. “There’s alwayssomething goes squishing out the sides.”GOLD RECORDS GJUNO AWARDSSTUDIO 92Recording & Mastering.Great live room in old movie theatre.Yamaha Grand Piano. Hammond M3& Leslie Milestone Drums.$55 per hour 416.467.9597www.studio92canada.comCall for a coffee and tour09|10PRESENTS11 WORKSHOPSLECTURESDEMONSTRATIONSYOUNG COMPOSERS | STRING QUARTET FOR COMPOSERSGAMELAN | GLASS ORCHESTRA | EXPERIMENTALNON-WESTERN | CLARINET | VIOLIN | PERCUSSIONwww.arraymusic.comJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM 51


“I love a mystery.It’s where surprisescome from.”That something is why Ted is so fascinatedwith Mara. Mara, whose daughter Michelle,a jazz singer, has just died, has apparently cutoff the dead girl’s earlobes. Ted, a jazz pianist,is obsessed with discovering why.Lilly Barnes, a scriptwriter and documentary-makerfor the CBC, uses her keen earfor dialogue to create a cast of vivid personalitiesto tell her story from various points ofview. We hear from Ted, a jazz pianist enlistedto help Mara, Bear, who is Ted’s jazzpartner and best friend, Bear’s wife Alicia,Michelle’s former neighbour Lena, and Maraherself, who had been a concert pianist inEurope. Barnes gives each one a distinctivelyidiosyncratic way of talking.The story is set in Toronto in 1964, withfrequent references to the thriving jazz scenethen. By sending Ted off to Europe, Barnesis able to introduce characters from Mara’smysterious past and describe what it took forher to survive the Holocaust as a Jew. In fact,the most compellingaspects of this novelrelate to Barnes’ ownlife, since her motherwas a Russian concertpianist, Barnesherself was marriedto the late Canadiancomposer MiltonBarnes, and hersons Micah and Danielare jazz musicians.At one point,Lena says, “I love a mystery. It’s wheresurprises come from.” But, richly layeredand moving though this novel is, surprisesare few, since it turns out that things arejust as they seemed all along. It’s just thatTed couldn’t see it. But at least in the endTed, who had been musically blocked, getshis chops back –and more – and the musictriumphs.• Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuthby Oliver HilmesYale University Press374 pages; $40.00“The last thing I wantto do,” writes OliverHilmes in this penetratingbiography ofCosima Wagner, “isto criticize Cosima orturn her in to a psychoticstudy.” Fanatical,insecure,humourless, self-debasing,pugnacious,manipulative, andautocratic, Cosima offers few qualities thatare likeable, and many that are downright repugnant.But she certainly is fascinating - allthe more so when put into the perspective ofher times and mileu as deftly as Hilmes does.For the first half of this portrait, whichroughly covers the first half of Cosima’slife, Hilmes treats her with sympathy. Cutoff from her mother, the Countess Maried’Agoult, a writer who used the pen-nameDaniel Stern, neglected by her father FranzLiszt and his termagant mistress PrincessCarolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, bullied bya harsh governess, she was understandablyeager for an escape. She married Liszt’s brilliantbut effete – and abusive – student Hansvon Bülow. Soon after, her beloved brotherand sister both died. She ran off with RichardWagner, colleague to her father (Wagnerwas just two years younger than Liszt)and mentor to her husband. Wagner was anegotistical philanderer, though he did writeSiegfried Idyll for her thirty-third birthday in1870, the year they were finally able to marry.But as Hilmes covers the second half ofCosima’s very long life, from the death ofWagner in 1883 until her own death in 1930,at the age of ninety-two, Hilmes’ sympathyis significantly reduced. Cosima takes controlof her husband’s fledgling opera festivalin Bayreuth, and even manages to controlthe production of Wagner’s operas. Hilmesdescribes how she would hide in a blackcurtainedbooth at the side of the stage duringrehearsals, sending her comments out onscraps of paper. In fact she turned the BayreuthFestival into a fiefdom, and establishedher own family as the ruling dynasty, a traditionwhich continues today with the recentappointment of two of her great grand-daughtersas co-directors following the death of hergrandson, their father Wolfgang.But Hilmes shows Cosima’s Bayreuth Festivalto be not just a family business but areactionary cult. Exposing how she turnedWagner’s nationalistic, anti-semitic ideas intoa political cause that led directly to the destructiveGerman nationalism of the Nazis,he traces the roots of the family’s well-documentedties to Hitler and the Nazis directly toCosima.The translation from the German by Wagnerexpert Stewart Spencer is elegant andclear. But I wonder whether it is Hilmes orSpenser who identifies Alma Mahler-Werfelas a ‘Viennese socialite’, since Hilmes’ previousbooks include a biography of AlmaMahler.Address all inquiries concerning this columnto bookshelf@thewholenote.com5 F I F T H A N N I V E R S A R Y S E A S O NMaster class seriespresenting partnerMASTER CLASSESObserve as top artist-pedagogues pass on their musical expertise and interpretive secrets toAcademy artists − and enjoy the engaging dynamics that often transpire! Tickets $20/classVienna Piano TrioFriday July 23, 3 pmMatthias GoerneWednesday July 28, 9:30 amMenahem PresslerSunday August 1, 10 amPacifica String QuartetSunday August 1, 2:30pmJanos Starker*Sunday August 8, 11 am & 2:30 pm*For tickets to Starker’s classes,please call 647-430-5699 ext 111www.torontosummermusic.com | 416-408-020852 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Editor’s CornerIt’s not often that a new work by Beethovencomes to light and so my curiousity waspiqued by The Beethoven Project TrioCD which boasts two world premiere recordings(Çedille CDR 90000 118). The verythorough liner notes explain in detail thepedigree of the pieces and why they have remainedunperformed all this time. The PianoTrio in E Flat Major, Hess 47 is Beethoven’sown transcription of the first movement of hisOpus 3 String Trio of 1794, thought to havebeen done sometime after 1800. The twomovementPiano Trio in D Major, Kinsky/Hahm Anhang 3 was originally thought tobe by Mozart andhas the distinctionof being the onlywork by Beethovenwith a Köchel number(52a). By the20 th century it hadbeen recognized byscholars as an originalBeethovendating from 1799, although its genesis is stillunknown. There are two pages – 33 measures– missing from that manuscript which havebeen re-constructed by Robert McConnell,who provides the rationale behind his choicesin the notes. Undertaken in conjunction withthe American Beethoven Society, the AssociationBeethoven France and the Beethoven-HausBonn, The International BeethovenProject musicians are European-trained pianistGeorge Lepauw who is now based in Chicago,and Americans Sang Mee Lee, violinand Wendy Warner, cello. Although theconcert of American premieres took place inChicago, this excellent recording was doneat the American Academy of Arts and Lettersin New York City last September. Alsoincluded is another lesser-known Beethovenwork, the Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op.63. Although now acknowledged as authenticBeethoven there has been some controversysince its original publication in 1806. It is anarrangement of the String Quintet Op. 4 of1795, which is itself a re-working of an earlierwind octet written as dinner music for theBishop of Bonn in 1792 before Beethoven’smove to Vienna. While none of this isBeethoven at his best, these are welcomeadditions to the repertoire, immaculately performedand recorded. I look forward to thepublication of the performance edition of thescores currently in production by The InternationalBeethoven Project and promised bythe end of the year. Now there’s a project formy amateur trio to undertake next summer!Heather Slater’s program notes in the latestaddition to the TSO Live series (TSO-1108)give us a detailed history of the origins ofSymphony No.7 “Leningrad” by DmitriShostakovich including the original “partyline” programmatic description for each ofthe movements andapocryphal speculationabout Shostakovich’ssubtexts.The performance,recorded in March2008, is suitablydramatic. The signaturefirst movementMarch overthe snare drum ostinato begins in near silenceand builds ever so gradually over thenext thirteen minutes to deafening bombastbefore subsiding into the gentle strains of soloclarinet, bassoon and lush strings. Shostakovichwe are told was aware of this section’ssimilarity to Ravel’s Bolero but asked to beforgiven as “this is how I hear the war”. Asin Bolero the careful combination of individualinstruments is like a guide to the orchestraas the tension grows and grows. The playersshine collectively and individually in thisshowcase. The thunderous applause when wereach the end of our mammoth journey nearlyseventy-eight minutes later confirms thisfeeling as unanimous. Concert note: The TorontoSymphony will perform Shostakovich’sFourth Symphony along with the SibeliusViolin Concerto (Henning Kraggerud, violin)and Stravinsky’s Fireworks under Jukka-Pekka Saraste October 14 & 16.From the Heartland (Centrediscs CMC-CD15410) features works written for and performedby Toronto violinist Erika Raum, accompaniedby pianist David Moroz, by threeprairie-based composers: Sid Robinovitch,David McIntyre and Elizabeth Raum. We arepresented with two full fledged sonatas writtenfor Raum very early in her career. Hermother’s sonata was composed in 1994 andpremiered at Walter Hall the following yearwith accompanist Lydia Wong. McIntyre’s1996 second sonata was written for Erika’sdebut at the Women’s Musical Club of Torontowith pianist Francine Kay, also at WalterHall. Both are substantial works whichexploit the full range of the instruments. Mc-Intyre’s is the lighter of the two, with a finalethat begins not far from Tin Pan Alleyand swings through a number of styles includinga few bars reminiscent of a raucousbarn dance. ElizabethRaum is alsorepresented by aneven earlier workwhich Erika premieredin 1989 withthe co-dedicateeRachel Andrist.Robinovitch’s contribution,a set ofmostly playful dance movements, is the onlywork presented here that was composed specificallyfor Raum and Moroz, for their 2003Prairie Debut concert tour. Recorded at theBanff Centre in June 2008, around the sametime that she conceived triplets with her husbandcomposer Omar Daniel, the disc showcasesErika Raum at the top of her game. Herrecent performance of Daniel’s Violin Concertowith Esprit Orchestra assures us thatthe burden of motherhood has not dampenedher control or musical passion.We welcome your feedback and invite submissions.CDs and comments should be sentto: The WholeNote, 503 – 720 Bathurst St.Toronto ON M5S 2R4. We also encourageyou to visit our website, www.thewholenote.com, where you can find added features includingdirect links to performers, composersand record labels, “buy buttons” for on-lineshopping and additional, expanded and archivalreviews.David OldsDISCoveries Editordiscoveries@thewholenote.comPublicity, press kits & image consultingfor performers416.544.1803 www.lizpr.comJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM53


VOCALIn Nativitate Beatae Mariae VirginisSchola Sanctae Sunnivae; Anne KleivsetLindberg Lyd AS 2L-069• Norway’s Reformationof 1537 washarsh on liturgicalcodices; very fewsurvived. Ten foliosfrom a choir bookfrom Nidaros Cathedralin Trondheimdid survive (havingbeen cut into strips for ledger covers!) andthey are the basis of this celebration of theNativity.In fact, thirteen sung antiphona are interlacedwith five interludia for melodic percussionby the Norwegian composer HenningSommerro. Under the title Maria, the workas a whole was performed for the 800th anniversaryof Our Lady Church, Trondheim. Atranscription for melodic percussion was thenmade especially for this recording.Twelve female voices and their conductorexplore the nativity in the greatest detail onthis CD. As no individual singers are singledout, the entire ensemble may claim collectivesuccess in an uplifting rendition of thiscollection of simply-written but richly spiritualpieces.There is, it must be said, a contrast, perhapsa void, between the chanted antiphonaeand the instrumental interludia, which aremodern in their style. This can not distractfrom the purity of the voices of Schola SanctaeSunnivae.One criticism. The final interludium unfortunatelydoes not blend in with the remainingpieces - its own style is out of place, notleast as in the preceding track, the last sungpiece, singers and percussionists join in a celestialplea to observe the birthday of Mary.Michael SchwartzVerdi - OtelloAleksandrs Antonenko; MarinaPoplavskaya; Carlos Alvarez; WienerStaatsopenchor and Philhamoniker;Riccardo MutiUnitel Classics 701408• With the first shriekingchords of the orchestraVerdi forcefullydraws us into the worldof Shakespeare’s horrifyingtragedy, one of fullestembodiments of evilever created. Each of thecharacters is widely differentfrom one another:Otello the accomplished fearless hero, but insecureand gullible; Desdemona full of love,but naïve; and Jago congenitally and relentlesslyevil. Their interaction is the stuff ofdrama and of one of the greatest in Verdi’soeuvre.Salzburg hasn’t seen a production ofOtello since 1970 when Karajan conducted itin a noble, unforgettable performance withour Jon Vickers in the title role. Now it’s RiccardoMuti’s turn. Muti today has become aconductor of stature and a true master of Italianopera repertoire since his early years as ayoung firebrand when I saw him a few timeshere in Toronto. His usual forceful stylehelps ‘shine a light on Otello’s violence’ andturns the orchestra into a snarling monsterwhen required. His orchestra is well balancedthroughout, swift moving yet he finds time tobring out much of the richness, hidden meaningand delicacy of the score.The extraordinary width of the stage ofGrosses Festpielhaus has always been difficultto handle for stage designers and directors.Director Stephen Langridge withGeorge Souglides solved the problem by subdividingit into multiple elements: galleries,stairs, projection screen and a fragile transparentplatform that shatters at the end of act3, symbolizing Otello’s descent into insanejealousy.The cast is international, nearly all young,very talented singers with spectacular voices.Latvian Aleksandrs Antonenko is a powerful,clear heldentenor whose ‘ringing’ entry‘Esultate!’ sets the tone for his performance.Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya bringsmuch richness to the part of Desdemona notjust with her voice but her wonderful acting.Famous Spanish baritone Carlos Alvarez’sturncoat portrayal of Jago, alternately eviland suave, is skilfully acted and brilliantlysung. His shattering ‘Credo’ is one of the bestI ever heard. This is a performance worthy ofVerdi and Shakespeare, highly recommended.Janos GardonyiTenor AriasMarc Hervieux; Orchestre Metropolitain;Yannick Nézet-SéguinATMA ACD2 2618• After years of writing CD reviews for thismagazine, it’s time tocome out of the closet:I am a big, loud,unabashed snob. I believethat cross-overartists are sell-outsand that Il Divo, AndreaBoccelli andCharlotte Churchcheapen, not popularize, classical music. Apersonal opinion, to be sure, but one augmentedby many years of education, listeningto music and developing some discernment.The battle lines drawn, I can now review thelatest disc from the quintessential cross-overartist, Marc Hervieux. The Quebec singerdid not read music until his mid-twenties,sang in a rock band and still cannot pass overan opportunity to sing for kings, presidents orwith Patsy Gallant (don’t ask!). Except for thefact that Hervieux has a great, undeniable talentwith a capital T. His voice, a spinto tenorin full Italian style, invites positive comparisonswith young Pavarotti. This truly wonderfulrecording spans all the classics – fromVerdi, Mascagni, Cilea, and Leoncavallo toa good dose of Puccini. Moreover, it allowsthe music, deftly handled by Nézet-Séguin(whose own meteoric rise takes him onto podiumsof the greatest opera houses in theworld) breathe in unison with the voice. Atthe end, you are left with a feeling of peacefulcontemplation – not at all a feeling I expectedfrom a “cross-over” artist. So as longas Monsieur Hervieux continues to recorddiscs as beautiful as this one, I will keep onlistening to them, my snobbery be damned!Robert TomasEXTENDED PLAYRecent Opera DVDs from Britainby Pamela MarglesSomething unusual happened even beforethe curtain came up on this performanceof Rossini’s Il Barbiere diSeviglia at Covent Garden last July - theconductor himself, Antonio Pappano, cameout on stage. He told the audience that theevening’s Rosina, Joyce DiDonato, hadbroken her leg during the previous performance.She would sing –but in a wheelchair. Thedirectors, Moshe Leiserand Patrice Caurier, hadalready left town, theirwork apparently done.So it was up to the castto figure out how to accommodatea wheelchairboundheroine restrictedto a ramp across thefront of the stage. The results on this DVD(Virgin Classics 9 694581 9) are so fresh, invigoratingand thoroughly enjoyable that it’seasy to overlook the unflattering costumesand drab, claustrophobic sets. The splendid54 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


DiDonato, in a role she has made her own,is such a feisty and alluring heroine that thewheelchair proves to be just another aspectof who this Rosina is. The mellifluous PietroSpagnoli creates an unconventionally soulfulBarber. But, inevitably, it’s Juan DiegoFlórez as the Count who stops the show withhis ravishing Cessa di più resistere.Sophie’s Choice, composedby British composerNicholas Maw tohis own massive libretto,made a lengthy drawnoutevening when it waspremiered at CoventGarden in 2002. Butnow that it has finallybeen released on DVD(OpusArte OA 1024 D) it’s possible to seewhat conductor Simon Rattle meant whenhe called it “an instant classic” in a bonusinterview here. There’s much to appreciate inMaw’s moving work, with its tender melodies,atmospheric harmonies and searing orchestrations.I can’t imagine a more impassioned,convincing cast, especially with Canadiantenor Gordon Gietz as the impressionableyoung writer, Dale Duesing as his olderself, who narrates this tragic tale, Rod Gilfryas the charming and dangerous Nathan,and above all, Angelika Kirschschlager ina fearless, unforgettable performance as thedoomed Holocaust survivor Sophie. DirectorTrevor Nunn shapes the too-frequent scenechangesand flashbacks into a compelling narrative,which gains resonance with each viewing.By the time narrator sings the final lines,“At Auchwitz, tell me, where was God? Theresponse: where was Man?”, the incalculablecost of the Holocaust for all of humanity isinescapable.Boito based his libretto for Verdi’s finalopera, Falstaff, on Shakespeare’s comedy,The Merry Wives of Windsor. Director RichardJones’ delightfully boisterous and wittyproduction, recorded last summer at Glyndebourne(OpusArte OA1021 D), is set in a post-World War II middleclasssuburb where thehouses are mock-Tudor,the furniture covered inchintz, and the gardensare planted in obsessivelyneat rows of cabbages.The terrific cast and orchestraattack Verdi’sfinal work with alacrity, especially in the ensembles.Christopher Purves gleefully exploitsthe foibles of Verdi’s puffed-up safarisuitedknight, but still gives him some dignity.The vocally nuanced Canadian contraltoMarie-Nicole Lemieux, in a brilliant pieceof acting, plays Mistress Quickly as a cunningmartinet. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski,leading the London Philharmonic, supportsthe remarkable teamwork on stage evento the extent of downing a pint with the castwhile they do full justice to the magnificentclosing fugue, Tutto nel mondo è burla – lifeis a joke.Although Acis and Galatea was Handel’smost popular stage work during his lifetime,this production with Christopher Hogwoodconducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmentfrom last year marks the first atCovent Garden in almost a century. Especiallynoteworthy is how the director-choreographer,Wayne McGregor, has teamed upboth of Covent Garden’s resident companies,the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet. Bypairing each singer with a dancer, McGregorworks choreography into every element ofthe score. Just how moving this can be is apparentin the enchanting final scene whensoprano Danielle de Niese - a trained dancer– as Galatea performs a captivating pasde deux with Acis’s ethereal double, EdwardWatson. But the semi-divine enchantmentsof this work, based onclassical mythology, areundermined by HildegardBechtler’s bizarrecostumes, which dampenboth the comedy andthe pathos. Bass MatthewRose as the giantPolyphemus sings withplenty of bravado, buthe looks like a thug withhis bare chest covered in scars. Di Niese’svoice is expressive, but her shapeless coat,ratty scarf, and bleached-blond braided wigturn this lovely-looking singer – surely a director’sdream – into a frump. At least tenorPaul Agnew’s costume as the shepherd Damonworks, since his ardent, stylish Considerfair shepherd provides the vocal highlight ofthe DVD (OpusArte OA 1025 D).Concert Notes: Gordon Gietz sings with theToronto Summer Music Festival Ensemble ina program including Mahler’s Das Lied vonder Erde and the world premiere of Song ofthe Earth by Glenn Buhr on Saturday, August7 in the MacMillan Theatre. Opera Atelieris mounting a new production of Acis andGalatea, directed by Marshal Pynkoski andchoreographed by Jeanette Lajeunesse Zingg,at the Elgin Theatre from Oct. 30 – Nov. 7.David Fallis conducts the Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra.EARLY & PERIOD PERFORMANCESenza ContinuoMargaret LittleATMA ACD2 2612• The formidable gamba player Margaret Little– one half of the legendary Montreal duoLes Voix Humaines – is “a chamber musicianat heart” and “this is her first adventurein solo repertoire.” So says the bio of her atthe back of the booklet of this outstandingrecording. From theopening strains of thefirst of three preludesby Jean de Sainte-Colombewhich open thedisc, I was transfixedby Little’s tone andfreedom of sound.The varied programof music ranges from the late 16th century tothe early 18th and clearly demonstrates whythis instrument was so beloved, particularlyin France.Two solo suites, one by Le Sieur deMachy – a 17th century viol player aboutwhom virtually nothing is known – and anotherby the celebrated virtuoso MarinMarais, make up the meat of the program andare both played with ease, elegance and poetry.Little has complete command of the ornamentationand character of each dance movement,and manages to convey the beautifulemotional arc of both large works. The restof the CD is made up of four airs by the Englishcomposer Tobias Hume and two short“recercatas” by Italians Aurelio Virgilianoand Giovanni Bassano.This lovely recording is a reminder ofhow special and expressive the viola da gambais. In the hands of a confident and tendermusician such as Little, a strong case ismade for the unique solo repertoire of this oftundervalued instrument.Larry BeckwithBach - Brandenburg ConcertosEnglish Baroque Soloists;John Eliot GardinerSoli Deo Gloria SDG 707• Rare is the list ofessential classicalrecordings whichdoes not include theBrandenburgs. Whatmakes this interpretationstand out is notjust the actual playingbut also some thoughtful commentariesby the conductor and soloists on the challengesBrandenburg players face.From the start, this interpretation respectsthe instruments of Bach’s times. The horns ofAnneke Scott and David Bentley are literallyhunting horns, although never the “disruptiveinfluence” she claims they are. All instrumentsblend into an enjoyable performance ofConcerto No 1.The reviewer is a life-long lover of No 2,Bach’s allegro movements bringing out thebest of baroque ensembles in general and thebaroque recorder in particular. Rachel Beckettdemolishes the idea that the recorder is ateaching instrument for children.So to No 3, best-known of the six. Thisrecording is upbeat in the initial allegro, enhancedby a silvery quality to the stringswhich continues through the much-overlookedadagio to the second even more inspiredallegro.July 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM55


Catherine Latham joins Rachel Becketton recorder in No 4, reinforcing the virtuososkills demanded of the instrument. The recorderconveys the plaintive tones of the andante,perhaps more poignantly than wouldthe flute, which only makes its (belated) appearancein a subdued No 5.There is even an unsung heroine - viola-playerJane Rogers alone performs in allsix concertos, saving her best for No 6. Hercomments are worthy of the reflections publishedin this invigorating CD.Michael SchwartzDragonetti’s New Academy -Chamber Music of Domenico DragonettiJohn Feeney; Loma Mar QuartetIndependent DNA2009•In these days of specializedmusicaldisciplines, we tendto forget how ofteninstrumental virtuosityand excellentcompositional skillswent hand-in-handin the 18th and 19th centuries. No surprise,then, to discover that the Italian double-bassvirtuoso Domenico Dragonetti wrote a largenumber of chamber works, although hardlyany were published during his lifetime.Dragonetti spent most of his adult life inLondon, and all the works on this disc wereprepared by John Feeney from manuscriptsin the Dragonetti collection in the British Museum.They may not seem particularly memorableon first hearing, but the composer wasnot only a regular at salons and musical eveningsin London but also travelled in Europe,particularly to Vienna, where the developmentof the Viennese Style in the late 1700shad been of huge significance in the emergenceof the double bass as a solo instrument.His compositions intelligently reflect themusical language of the day and the variousstyles he encountered.The String Quartet No.1 employs theregular line-up, but the three string quintetsare quite different. No.31 is for 2 Violins, 2Violas and Bass, so the violin still handlesmost of the solo work, but Nos. 13 and 18 arefor Violin, 2 Violas, Cello and Bass, givingthe works a somewhat bottom-heavy feel asthe bass assumes a solo role.Top-class performances and excellent recordingambience make this disc – possiblythe first of a series – an absolute delight.Terry RobbinsCLASSICAL & BEYONDBrahms - Piano Music Vol.3Antonin KubalekIndependent ak01 (www.cdbaby.com)•The Czech Republic’s loss was surelyCanada’s gain the dayAnton Kubálek decidedto flee politicalunrest in his homelandin 1968 to settlein Toronto. Since thattime, he has quietlycarved out his niche,earning a reputationas an outstanding pianist, pedagogue, and recordingartist, his talents exemplified in thenearly 20 CDs produced for the Dorian label.This latest offering is one originally intendedto be Volume 3 in a series of music byBrahms, but Kubálek managed to obtain therights, and has released it personally. Recordedin 1995, it features four early works: theSonata Op.1, the Ballades Op.10, the Variationson a Hungarian Song Op.21 #2, andthe Scherzo Op.4. The sonata is a large-scalework - Brahms first attempt at the form - andfrom the opening chords, Kubálek treats thisconfident music with a bold assurance. Considerablymore mysterious and dramatic arethe four Ballades Op.10, music from 1854inspired by the Scottish poem Eduard. TheVariations and the Scherzo (Brahms earliestextant composition) abound in technical challenges,while possibly proving that the composer’spiano music is sometimes less than“pianistic.” But Kubálek meets the difficultieswith apparent ease, demonstrating both virtuosityand intense lyricism, and without theflashiness that often characterizes the playingof many of his younger contemporaries. Asalways, he remains the consummate musician.Since the fall of communism in 1989, Kubálekhas travelled back to the Czech Republicseveral times in order to give recitals andhold master classes, but luckily for us, he hasno intentions of returning permanently. Mayhe continue to share his talents - both in concertand on fine CDs such as this one - for along time to come.Richard HaskellJeunesses Musicales Canada 60Various ArtistsAnalekta AN 2 9927-8• Since the foundingof Jeunesses Musicalesdu Canada 60years ago in 1949 byGilles Lefebvre followinga meetingwith Father J.H. Lemieux,Anaïs Allard-RousseauandLaurette Desruisseaux-Boisvert, the admirableorganization has been supporting youngartists embarking on their concert careersthrough concert tours, scholarships, competitions,and just plain good advice on thevarious options available to them. Many acclaimedCanadian artists have played theJMC circuit – no wonder then that this twoCD compilation features a plethora of worldclass Canadian JMC talent extracted from anumber of previous Analekta releases.Space prevents me from naming everyone,so here are my gems. The set kicksoff with a gut wrenching performance of aman’s heart breaking by bass Joseph Rouleau(with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)in “Elle ne m’aime pas!” from Verdi’sDon Carlos. Violinist James Ehnes is perfectin the Adagio from Bach’s Sonata in G MajorBMV 1021. Ensemble Caprice’s take onVivaldi’s Concerto in C major RV 533 is surprisinglysuccessful in its spirit. It is a joy tohear pianist Anton Kuerti as the accompanistto violinist Angèle Dubeau in Schubert’sSonata for violin and piano in D Major. TheGryphon Trio’s rendition of Piazzolla’s TheFour Seasons of Buenos Aires meticulouslycaptures the quality of the composer’s ownperformances.I only wish more contemporary music hadbeen included (even though harpist ValerieMilot is excellent in Salzedo’s Scintillation).Also, performance dates would have madethe liner notes more complete.This is a fine release to enjoy time andtime again, and a fitting tribute to JMC’s 60years of work with Canada’s finest musicians.Tiina KiikMODERN & CONTEMPORARYShostakovich - Symphony No. 8Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicOrchestra; Vasily PetrenkoNaxos 8.572392• The Eighth Symphonyof DmitriShostakovich (1906-1975) was composedin the summer of1943 as Soviet forcesturned the tide of warwith their decisivevictory at the Battleof Kursk. Though it is less well-know than itsmuch-hyped predecessor, the garish “Leningrad”Symphony, it is in all respects a far superiorwork. The epic five-movement structureof the Eighth is balanced on a pair ofmemorable Scherzo movements that movefrom biting sarcasm to sheer terror, flankedby a poignant 25-minute opening movementand a finale terminating in an atmosphere ofserene resignation. The ambiguous, highlypersonal language of the work was criticizedfor its dearth of overt patriotism and waspoorly received. Christened the “Stalingrad”Symphony by Soviet propagandists, performancesof the work were officially banned in1948 and the work was not heard again inRussia until 1956.This superb Naxos disc marks thethird installment of a very promising seriesof Shostakovich symphonies conductedby Vasily Petrenko with the Liverpool Philharmonic.Though a mere 34 years old, the56 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Russian maestro clearly has the Liverpool ensemblein his thrall. With his uncanny knackfor drawing together the disparate elementsof Shostakovich’s prolix language into a coherentargument and an equally fine ear forsubtle interpretive details, Petrenko makes avery strong impression indeed. The recordingis bright and spacious, the performance is excellent,and the price can’t be beat.Daniel FoleyJAZZ & IMPROVIZEDRicochetAdrean FarrugiaIndependent AF0610• There is a dedicatedgroup of youngermusicians in Torontomaking their mark onthe jazz scene. ThisCD features the musicof one of the outstandingmembers of thatcoterie, Adrean Farrugia.He is in the company of some of Toronto’sleading players performing a programmeof mostly original compositions. Theone exception being Blackberry Winter, a littleheard song by Alec Wilder and LoonisMcGlohon in a beautiful duo performance byAdrean and vocalist Sophia Perlman who isheard on two more of the album’s eight tracksusing her voice very effectively in wordlessvocals.Adrean’s strengths as a composer aremuch in evidence, displaying a wide spectrumof musical traditions which he has absorbedand developed into his own creativepersonality. The broadness of his musical paletteis impressive, ranging from Meadowlarkwhich features the cello of Kiki Misumito the driving layers of sound on Situmaniwhich features the horns of Kevin Turcotte,Kelly Jefferson, Sandar Viswanathan andWilliam Carn. Andrew Downing on bass andAnthony Michelli on drums add immensely tothe success of this recording and are joinedon a couple of compositions by tabla playerRavi Naimpally.This is contemporary music of a veryhigh standard and an excellent addition tothe growing body of artistic work by Mr.Farrugia.Jim GallowayTime/After Time: A Jazz SuiteGeordie McDonaldSonavista Records (geomic@interlog.com)• Audaciously taking on nothing less than ahistory of our sad planet, from the big bangto its potential post-apocalypse, veteran localdrummer Geordie McDonald has put togethera multi-faceted two-CD set that meldsfuturistic, multi-ethnic and contemporaryimprovisations.“Time/AfterTime” is an instrumentalparable thatbegins with a briefelectronically propelledexplosion andends with more than12½ minutes of Mc-Donald’s inventive polyrhythms on drumsand ancillary percussion including a bell tree,claves, oversized cymbals, woodblocks andrain sheets. The suite encompasses the skillsof 18 [!] of Toronto’s top improvisers plusNew York-based trombonist Roswell Rudd,whose inventive brays and slurs perfectlyfit the primitive-modern CD the drummerorganized.Organized is the key word since McDonaldonly composed one track. The others aregroup improvisations or themes written bythe other players such as alto saxophonist/Shuffle Demon Richard Underhill; trumpeter/FlyingBulgar David Buchbinder; baritonesaxophonist/educator David Mott; and inventiveflutist and bass clarinetist Glen Hall.A perfect example of this contrapuntalconcordance both in writing and playing occurson Hall’s Tribal Survival. Accompaniedby vibrating resonations from John Rudel’scongas and Rick Lazar’s doumbek, thevamping horn section plus staccato hocketingfrom vocalists Maryem Tollar and SophiaGrigoriadis, the trombonist splutters crosstones throughout, working up to a climax ofstaccato, flutter-tonguing.Further Rudd duets that include a lowpitched,plunger-and-slurs face-off with Mott,and Buchbinder and the trombonist advancingtheir version of modern tailgate styles,confirm that McDonald recruited the perfectcrew for this project.Ken WaxmanSaturday MatineeMichael Louis Johnson; The Red RhythmUrban Meadow um2010001(www.urbanmeadow.ca)• Every Saturdayafternoon in a tinycasual bar locatedat Dundas St. W.and Ossington in theQueen West area ofDowntown TorontoRed Rhythm recreatejazz standards fromthe swing era and originals composed byleader Michael Louis Johnson. This recordingcaptures the atmosphere of these sessions- nothing earth shattering and a strong emphasison entertainment. Leader Johnson has anenthusiasm that largely compensates for whathas to be described as a limited techniqueon trumpet. He brings the same zeal to hisvocals which are featured on every track.The solo department is without doubt in thehands of guitarist Roberto Rosenman andbassist Terry Wilkins with rhythm guitaristPatrick Gregory giving solid support. Thereare also guest appearances by Bob Stevensonon clarinet and Chris Bezant on guitar whichadd in no small measure to the quality of therecording.Entertaining is the key word when describingJohnson’s approach to his craft - TheHobo Knows being a prime example. Thesecond half of the CD in particular demonstratesjust why the group is so popular withits small but loyal following.Jim GallowayIT’S OUR JAZZBy Geoff ChapmanCellar Live is a Vancouver jazz club withits own prolific record label (www.cellarlive.com)and an owner-performer-composerchief in the enterprising CoryWeeds, who’s also a deejay and record producer.Here are two of its newest releases.Trumpeter ChrisDavis is a relativelynew member of theWest’s jazz elite andhe shows why withBaila Bonita (CellarLive CL020510).In an unusual combowith alto saxist IanHendrickson-Smith, bass Adam Thomasand drummer Jesse Cahill, U.S.-born Davissoon suggests the style, fluency and attackof a 1960’s Freddie Hubbard, though tunestructures are more complex and demanding,often involving pleasing unison runs. Onsix of the nine tracks he wrote, Davis displayswell-thought-out ideas. The front line’sespecially chipper on West 42nd Street, offersa brawny All That Glitters with the leader’sthrowback Latin trumpet while the craftilycharted You Dig is a post-bop rallying crywith busy pulse-stirring Cahill roaring vigorouslyhere and on the succeeding Iniquity.Elegant muted trumpet, pretty alto counterpointand provocative march beat round outthis impressive disc.The boss has tohave an occasionalpiece of the action,so here’s TheCory Weeds Quartetdeclaring Everything’sComing UpWeeds (Cellar LiveCL011909). Themusic’s played by the band Weeds brought toOntario earlier this year – American trumpeterJim Rotondi plus western stalwarts RossTaggart (piano), John Webber (bass) and WillieJones III (drums). The leader on tenor andJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM57


Taggart contribute three cuts apiece, and themood’s soon set for a typical mainstream performancewith the opening B.B.’s Blue Blueshighlighting Weeds’ hard-blowing approachand buzzing thrust on I’ve Never Been InLove Before and how he lovingly handles aballad (Little Unknown One). The boss’ besttunes are Bailin’ On Lou which has catchyhooks and the punchy 323 Shuter. (Not todiminish this session, Toronto has a numberof bands of this calibre – why aren’t theyheard more on record?)An album honouringthe great music ofthe late Steve Lacy,an American whospent his last years inFrance, is well worthseeking for enjoyableinterpretationsof eight of his songsby Toronto band The Rent whose MusiqueDe Steve Lacy (Ambience Magnetiques AM197 CD www.actuellecd.com) is a very accessiblecommentary on a leading avant-gardefigure’s legacy. Kyle Brenders renders sopranosax, Lacy’s instrument, alongside suaveimproviser Scott Thomson (trombone), WesNeal (bass), Nick Fraser (drums) and SusannaHood (voice) – the latter a vast improvementon shrieking Lacy vocalist (and wife)Irene Aebi. Brenders’ abrasive tone goes beyondmost Lacy, but there’s witty trombonecounterpoint and attention-grabbingsolos. With voice added the Lacy spirit comesacross best. If the title track is merely chirpy,the five-part suite Blues For Aida is beautifullyworked, voice fully integrated with horns.Other gems include an austere The Bath andan upbeat A Ring Of Bones.Brownman, the artistformerly knownas Nick Ali, is ahyper-busy trumpeterwho heads sixbands, is music directorfor others andturns up everywhereon the musical map.Here he’s the core of Brownman ElectrycTrio’s Juggernaut (Browntasaurus RecordsNCC1701E www.brownman.com). It’sa lively, entertaining and hip tilt at somestandards on which he’s backed by the electricbass of Tyler Edmond and drummer ColinKingsmore on six lengthy tracks. Theatmosphere is seriously funky and draws onrock, hip hop, drum ‘n bass and more, witha burning Yesteryear, just recognizable asan ear-bursting take on Yesterdays, openingthe show at The Central. The music’s muscularand quick, much of it thrilling if you candeal with the decibels. The group is at its bestwhen playing together, as Brownman employsa host of pedals and devices that let him dubhis instrument electric. Enjoy spirited, originalversions of Stolen Moments, Coltrane’s26-2, Hubbard’s Red Clay and two Brownmantunes, Evolution Revolution and thetitlepiece.The Worst PopBand Ever may bethe jazz world’s worsttitle (but then there’sJMOG of course) butthe quintet makessmart if curiousmusic. Dost thou believethin science?(PPFTS-002 www.wpbe.bandcamp.com) isa 10 track collection of jazz improv inflictedon would-be or real pop tunes (I think) interspersedwith earnest scratchings on turntablesby LEO37. Leading with an insistent beat isdrummer Tim Shia, with saxman Chris Gale,bass Drew Birston and keyboardist DaffydHughes. It’s all easy on the ear, expertlyand effortlessly delivered with elaboratesolos and surprising heat. There’s also a laconicvocal from Elizabeth Shepherd on theBacharach-David authentic pop tune CloseTo You. Bandsmen are responsible for most ofthe others, of which my ‘top of the pops’ areMan Down, Pul, and Bits And Pieces.The third album byToronto’s Scott Marshalloffers 71 minutesof reflection on14 pieces designedto show his versatilityand finesse in thecompany of pianistMarcel Aucoin, bassWes Neal and drummer Nick Fraser. Yet TheScott Marshall Quartet on Vignettes (amymusic SMT003 www.scottdouglasmarshall.com) lacks the focused excellence of his previousentries “Face It” and “New MomentsOf Time”. The leader composed 12 of the 14tunes and on them plays tenor sax, sopranosax and flute, as dexterously as on classical,pop and world music outings but there’s littlebeyond the competent-plus mainstream to excitehere. There are however interest-piquingmoments, such as the two versions of TheVespers, Glamourama, Ode To Old Schooland Lope.EXTENDED PLAYNew Roles for TrumpetsBy Ken WaxmanAlthough the romantic image of a lonetrumpeter has been standard in jazzsince the time of “Young Man with aHorn”, musically it’s actually more difficultfor a trumpet to be the sole horn in a band– at least until freely improvised music rewrotethe rules a few decades ago. The reasonis simple: unlike the saxophone’s manykeys which the soloist can manipulate fordifferent timbres, the trumpet has only threevalves and a length of tubing. Brass playersthus most often work with a reed partner oras part of an ensemble. However these CDs,featuring mostly Canadian casts, show thatnotable sessions can appear no matter the instrumentalmake up.Toronto-born, Brooklyn-residentDavidSmith’s Anticipation(Brooklyn JazzUnderground RecordsBJUR 015 www.bjurecords.com) isthe most conventionalof the discs, withSmith and Montreal-born drummer GregRitchie playing in a quintet filled out by tenorsaxophone, guitar and bass. Working out onone standard, a Coltrane line and five originals,the band rarely strays from the expectedhead-solo-head formula, with Smith’s brightplaying amply backed by saxophonist KenjiOmae and guitarist Nate Radley. Standoutsare the trumpeter’s compositions, Bittersweet,a gentle line celebrating his daughter’sbirth with tremolo tonguing; and The Question,a contrafact of Monk’s Ask Me Now,built on cascading horn lines from Omae anda tough brassy break from Smith. ThroughoutSmith illustrates his instrument’s restrictions,since many of his solos feature complementaryruns from Omae, while Radley’s fleet-fingeredchording and limber picking dominatesmost of the tunes.Ex-Torontonian, nowMontrealer, trumpeterGordon Allen plussaxophonists JeanDerome and PhilippeLauzier take anequally standard roleas backing horn sectionon Montreal bandKlaxon Gueule’s Infininiment (AmbiancesMagnétiques AM 194 CD www.actuelle.com). Throughout the 13 minimalist tunesthe horns extend or amplify improvisationsfrom the band’s core trio – guitarist BernardFalaise, bassist Alexandre St-Onge and percussionistMichael F. Côté. Concerned asmuch with mood and texture as melody, thescene-setting arrangements frequently findsingle horn parts providing brief commentaryon Falaise’s popping guitar licks, St-Onge’spulsating rhythms or the knitting-needle-likeclatter of Côté’s delicate drumming. The bassline serves as a pedal point drone on MomoPèle, for instance, which fades away followingdissociated drum beats, but not beforeAllen has pumped out a bugle-like reveille. Incontrast singular note extensions from onesaxophone plus chromatic mellow timbresfrom the trumpeter inflate from distancedpeeps to provide a counterweight to dissonantguitar-string snaps and abrasive strums onBrown Suinte.58 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Altering the paradigm so that each instrumentis as important as any other creates amore equitable and satisfying performance –and boosts the trumpet’s role. Toronto’s JimLewis, Andrew Downing and Jean Martindemonstrate this On a Short Path fromMemory to Forgotten (Barnyard RecordsBR 0311 www.barnyardrecords.com). Consistingof 10 instantcompositions, thereis no foreground orbackground instrument.One tune forexample could be acapriccio, as Lewis’joyful trumpet blastsdefine the theme; anotheris dependent on Downing’s thumpingbass pulsations; and almost all are illuminatedmore by the splashes of multiphoniccolor Martin creates with gamelan-like belltones and triangle resonation than a steadybeat from his regular kit. Showcasing Lewis’phrasing, which ranges from staccato heraldicblasts to graceful flutters, is Eight, the tunein which his moderated a capella puffs giveway to a rubato, double-time version of themeand finally to aviary chirps plus whistling resounds.These intertwine with martial rollsand rebounds from Martin and walking slapbass from Downing.A refinement – orcoarsening – of thisstrategy is displayedby Vancouver’s Inhabitants,on A VacantLot (Drip AudioDA 00579 www.dripaudio.com),which adds the guitarof Dave Sikula to the basic trumpet (JPCarter), bass (Pete Schmitt) and drums (SkyeBrooks) trio. Another major difference isthe use of electronics, with Carter’s heavilymiked trumpet’s pulsating alongside Sikula’sfolksy strums. Eschewing a steady beatSchmitt and Brooks still use string strokesand harsh backbeats to prevent otherwise airytimbres from ascending into the stratosphere.Pacific Central is the representative track.After a minimalist introduction that’s mostlyacoustic guitar and trumpet peeps, the pieceopens up and accelerates to full-bore polyphonywith hard drum ruffs, staccato guitarlicks and trumpet shakes which cascade chromaticallythen fade, while still encouragingthe group’s affiliated pulses. This is electrifiedmusic with a touch of dissonance.By crafting new roles for trumpeters withinimprovising combos, these Canadian playershave produced memorable CDs.POT POURRIHiveGamelan Madu SariSonglines SGL 2406-2(www.songlines.com)• Vancouver’s brave label Songlines Recordingshas just released the second fine albumby that town’s Kyai Madu Sari. Playinga complete Javanese gamelan, this groupof composers and musicians has been developinginnovative music and theatrical productionssince 1986. Their ambitious and delightfullyrewarding album documents a newlevel of artistic sophistication and an abilityto communicate their voice to a wider nongamelan-centricaudience.“Hive” is constructedaround threethings: the group’sprovocative shadowtheatre productionSemar in Lila Maya,the full possible instrumentalrange ofthe Javanese gamelan,and vocals up front in the mix. In fact thoseunfamiliar with the world of Javanese gamelanmusic may be surprised at the prominenceof the glorious solo and choral singingin much of it.Ben Rogalsky’s compositions illustrateall three threads beautifully. His song FromHeaven to Earth deftly draws on two musicgenres for inspiration: the old-fashioned syncreticIndonesian folk style kroncong andthe more recent Javanese campur sari. BehindRogalsky’s backing of gamelan alliedwith mandolin, cello and string bass, are thewarm and communicative vocals of the composer,Jessika Kenney and the chorus. Thesame vocal group is heard to good, thoughvery different, effect in English composerAlec Roth’s eerie Full Fathom Five.The Javanese born and long-time westcoast resident Sutrisno Hartana’s two elegantcompositions are the most Javanese in feelingand conception of the works presented here.“Hive” is a rich and rewarding musical experiencethat challenges as well as it soothes– and magically manages to do it on severalcultural levels at once.Andrew TimarProject Bali XGiri KedatonIndependent GKN-10809(www.girikedaton.com)• First of all, ProjetBali is defiantly notyour chill-out ambientgamelan album.It is however a genrebending, skillfullycomposed, performedand recorded compilation by the crack MontrealBalinese gamelan group Giri Kedaton.Never academic, it incorporates withélan Western popular and classical musicalelements with straight-up and twisted Balinesegong kebyar instrumentation and musicaltextures.Glancing at the album’s titles is a deadgiveaway to the cheeky culture-mashing intentionsherein. Bali Hillbillies layers gongkebyar with the rock trinity: electric guitar,bass and drum set, with blood-pumpingresults. Ritual du Citadin continues therock trope mirroring drum set breaks withkendang (drum) and ceng-ceng (Balinesemultiple cymbals) features, underscored byspacey synth textures and rippling kotekan(interlocking patterns) provided by the rest ofthe gamelan.The musical and material ‘metal’ metaphoris brought to the surface in JembatanMetal. I find that the tempestuous Balinesekebyar (“burst in flame”) music & heavymetal rock energies and gestures suit eachother so well that it made me wonder whattook so long to marry them?The album also embraces a Radioheadcover, surf rock vibes, synth soundscapes,Cuban bata drumming, Ennio Morricone referencesand techno beats, all quite comfortablyand unapologetically cohabiting withgong kebyar music.Thanks to Giri Kedaton’s twenty-six dedicatedand skilled Quebec musicians and composers“Projet Bali” is one thrilling crossculturalvoyage worth taking repeatedly withlittle fear of culture shock.Andrew TimarOLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLESFine Old Recording Re-releasedBy Bruce SurteesHungarian violinist Johanna Martzy(1924-1979) had a unique, pure andtender, quasi angelic tone. Now an iconand cult figure and even though she recordedfor major labels including EMI and DG,her records are in such demand that it is notunusual that her LPs at ‘second hand’ specialistsare priced inthe thousands of dollars.In the last 20-30years there have beenextensive efforts tolocate her live broadcastsand each suchfind is welcomed as atreasure by collectors.One British label was for many years devotedexclusively to Martzy broadcasts. A newDOREMI CD (DHR-778) has the BeethovenConcerto which she did not record commerciallyand appears here for the very first timeas does the Mozart sonata in B flat major,K454. Her performances are striking, at theJuly 1 - September 7, 2010 THEWHOLENOTE.COM59


same time disarmingly exquisite, unforcedwithout Romantic excess. The ease and purityof her playing is different from and unmatchedby her peers. In the concerto she issupported by Otmar Nussio and the RadioSvizzera Italiano Orchestra live from 1954and by Jean Antonietti in the Mozart livefrom Berlin in 1955. In clear sound, this is atreasure indeed.Gustav Mahler: TheComplete Edition(DG 47788256, 18CDs) contains everypublished note; thesymphonies and songcycles, plus the Klavierquartettsatzfrom1876. Rather than offeringthe symphonies by one conductor inone of the many complete cycles from theDG, Decca, and Philips, Alan Newcombe,the editor of this edition selected 10 differentconductors in performances that best servedthe composer. Most of us will have preferredversions, but each of the performances selectedhere has solid strengths. I had lost sight ofwhat a marvellous Mahler conductor RaphaelKubelik was but his performance of theFirst with The Bavarian Rundfunks is bothlyrical and dynamic. Mehta with the ViennaPhilharmonic takes the Second, with IleanaCotrubas and Christa Ludwig. Haitink’s 1966recording of the Third with the Concertgebouwand Maureen Forrester remains, formany, a performance of choice. The sensitivityof the Boulez Fourth from Cleveland wasunexpected while Bernstein’s Vienna Fifthhas not lost its impact. The Sixth with Abbadoand the Berlin Philharmonic from 2006may be considered definitive. The Seventhis from 1994 with Sinopoli and The Philharmonia.Solti’s justly lauded performance ofthe Eighth from 1971 with the Chicago Symphonyrecorded in Vienna’s Sofiensaal stillpacks a mighty wallop. (As it should, withThe Vienna State Opera Choir, The ViennaSingverein, The Vienna Sangerknabenand eight supreme soloists recorded by Decca’snow legendary recording team headed byKenneth Wilkinson.) The Ninth here is thesecond Karajan, recorded live at his requestin 1982. The final Deryck Cooke realizationof The Tenth is conducted by Ricardo Chaillywith The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.Blumine, the original second movement ofthe First Symphony is handled by Ozawaand The Boston Symphony while the interestingcuriosity Totenfeier, which was reworkedto become the first movement of theSecond Symphony, is played by Boulez andthe Chicago Symphony. Das Lied von derErde played by Giulini with The Berlin Philharmonic,Brigitte Fassbaender and FranciscoAraiza, is a worthy contender in the DasLied sweepstakes. Of the song cycles, Liedereines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder,and the Rückert-Lieder enjoy outstandinginterpretations by Thomas Hampson accompaniedby Leonard Bernstein and the ViennaPhilharmonic. Das klagende Lied was recordedby Riccardo Chailly conducting the BerlinRadio Symphony, the Dusseldorf Musikvereinand five of the best solo voices of the day(1989). The startling originality of this earlywork is vividly conveyed both in performanceand recording. Das Knaben Wunderhorn isperformed to perfection by Anne Sofie vonOtter and Thomas Quasthoff with Abbadoand the Berlin Philharmonic. The 17 Liederund Gesänge aus der Jungendzeit is entrustedto three artists, Bernd Weikl, Anne Sofievon Otter and Thomas Hampson. The PianoQuartet movement is played by Oleg Maisenberg,Gidon Kremer and Veronika and ClemensHagen. Finally, Mikhail Pletnev and theRussian National Orchestra play the Entr’actefrom Die drei Pintos, Weber’s unfinishedopera that Mahler completed and orchestratedfrom the composer’s sketches. A nicetouch. All together a very impressive packagein every respect ... doubly so as the pricefor the package is what one would have paidfor a just few of the symphonies not so longago! Unfortunately there are no translationsof the texts included but they can be readilydownloaded.Paavo Järvi who distinguished himself witha reenergised Beethoven Symphonies cyclefor RCA returns to Virgin Classics with avery impressive Mahler Second with theFrankfurt Radio Symphony plus the OrfeonDonostiarra choir of San Sebastian and soloistsAlice Coote,mezzo, and sopranoNatalie Dessay(50999 694586, 2CDs). I had expecteda good performance,not necessarilya great one. However,this is a spectacular one and a demonstrationquality recording. Järvi has true Mahleriansensibilities and this performance revealsan empathy that eludes many prominent conductors.It seems that any orchestra can bea Mahler orchestra under the right conductor.Järvi flawlessly balances his orchestra (hehas been their music director since 2004) sothat no lines are obscured. Even the glockenspieltowards the finale in the last movementis clearly heard without breaking out of thefabric. The off-stage forces are in the correctdistant perspective with no diminished presence.There are rests between particular passagesthat are quite differently judged fromany other performance that I’ve heard; theirheavenly lengths appropriate for a “Resurrection”(couldn’t resist that). This is a not tobe missed performance delivered in splendid,uncompressed sound.Included in Audite’srelease of fourarchive recordingsissued in a DietrichFischer-DieskauBirthday Edition isthe recital of MahlerLieder recordedlive on 14 September1971 in the Philharmonie in Berlin (95.634).These discs are copied directly from the mastertapes of Deutschlandradio so the fidelityof the stereo recording is first class. By 1971Fischer-Dieskau was established as the consummatelieder singer, his beautifully shadedtones and sensitivity to the texts never morein evidence than here. Daniel Barenboim, hisaccompanist, was a perfect colleague. Thereare four songs from Lieder und Gesänge ausder Jugendzeit; two Rückert-Lieder, Liedereines fahrenden Gesellen; and Des KnabenWunderhorn. Full texts are enclosed.More reviews online at thewholenote.comVisit our website atthewholenote.comfor additional reviewsINCLUDING• Robert Tomas’ impressions of a newStabat Mater (Philippe Jaroussky;Marie-Nicole Lemieux) from VirginClassics;• Janos Gardonyi’s review of Rossini’sOtello (featuring the Transylvania StatePhilharmonic Choir) from Naxos;• Dianne Wells’ review of two Gesualdorecordings - a DVD, Death for Five Voices,directed by Werner Herzog (ArtHausMusik), and a CD - Madrigals Book 1 -featuring Delitiae Musicae (Naxos); and,finally,• Terry Robbins’ take on two CDs fromNon Profit Music (Minds, and NoSeasons) both featuring Lebanese/Armenian violinist Ara Malikian in mostlycontemporary repertoire.T H ETM60 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Alex Pangman … continued from page 8numbed my arm, started a line here and there, movement all around.I spoke up and said something nervous and silly along the lines of,‘Okay team, I’m a singer. So lets hope the intubation goes well andI’m back singing someday, huh?’”Since the successful double lung transplant, Pangman has beenback in business and singing more sweetly than ever before. Shedoesn’t need oxygen for simple everyday tasks. She is feeling “sograteful for each and every day.” How does it feel to be public abouther disease and her transplant?“Well, to tell the truth, it felt at first a little bit like leaving yourhouse without your clothes on,” she laughs. “In the past I kept myhealth hidden because I always wanted to be thought of as a singer,rather than a singer with a disability. But I must say it feels goodbecause I know that in raising awareness I have the chance to reallychange people’s lives. I’m in a unique position in that my lungs arealso my art – I’m an artist who depends on her lungs. It is a bit weirdI guess, to hear of a singer who got a lung transplant, and if that getspeople’s attention, then that’s what I’m here to do.”As of this writing, Pangman – not to mention her adoring musiciansand fans – are enthused about the upcoming release of her newalbum, 33. Recorded post-transplant, just after her 33rd birthday, itfeatures songs that were popular in 1933 and in addition to a digitalrelease will be available as a long-playing record album – a “33” LP!One of the selected songs, “100 Years from Today,” contains a linethat resonates all too well with the singer today: “So laugh and sing/make love the thing/ be happy while you may!” It’s safe to say thatwhenever and wherever the new recording will launch, there will be ahealthy lineup for this lady’s autograph.Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at jazz@thewholenote.com.Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats (Peter Hill, piano;Jesse Barksdale, guitar; Glenn Anderson, drums;Chris Banks, bass; Ross Wooldridge, clarinet).• Alex Pangman appears on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pmat the Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. As well, this summershe appears at Owen Sound’s Summerfolk Festival on the weekendof August 20-22. To purchase Pangman’s recordings and check outfuture engagements, visit www.alexpangman.com.To learn more about how you can become an organ donor, visitwww.giftoflife.on.ca.PHOTO GREG KINGCanada’s Premier Celebration of World CulturesJuly 8 - 11, 2010Victoria Park, London, Ontario, CanadaMusic, Dance, Food & Crafts from Around the WorldFREE ADMISSION!More than 250 Unique ExhibitorsConcerts include: Sangam | The Trio | Dino Saluzziand Anja Lechner | Jeff Reilly and the Elmer IselerSingers | Marc Ribot, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor |Bob Ostertag, Sylvie Courvoisier, Taylor Ho Bynumand Jim Black | Jane Bunnett | Kid Koala | and more!Orchestre Septentrional d’HaitiDobet GnahoréThe KlezmaticsOver 30 Top Professional World Music & Jazz Ensembleson 5 Stages including“The WestJet Jazz” & “Le village québécois” stages& NEW this year … SUN OF THE EAST ’10“A Showcase of Middle Eastern Music & Dance”info@sunfest.on.ca 519-672-1522 www.sunfest.on.ca62 THEWHOLENOTE.COMJuly 1 - September 7, 2010


Baroque Orchestra and Chamber ChoirJeanne Lamon, Music Director | Ivars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirSubscribe Today!416.964.6337tafelmusik.orgGuarantee your seats for a season of exciting and innovative concerts.SPACE IMAGE: NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI) and ESA1o.11C O N C E R T S E A S O NSeason highlights include:Bach Mass in B MinorThe Galileo ProjectVirtuoso Violin: Stefano Montanari ReturnsChopin on Period Piano with Janina FialkowskaHandel Dixit DominusBeethoven Symphony no. 9LyricalBaroqueWed Sept 22 at 7pmThurs Sept 23, Fri Sept 24,Sat Sept 25 at 8pmSun Sept 26 at 3:30pmTrinity-St. Paul's CentreSeasonOpeningConcertDIRECTED BY JEANNE LAMON“The real pleasure was in Hoeprich’s flawless techniqueand molten-gold tone … the sound just shimmers.”THE WASHINGTON POSTErich Hoeprich’s engagement supported by Monica R. ArmourFeaturing:Eric Hoeprich, chalumeau (early clarinet)Shannon Mercer, sopranoMeet one of the most hauntingly beautiful baroque instruments – thechalumeau, or early clarinet – played by American historical clarinetvirtuoso Eric Hoeprich. The orchestra is also joined by the “luminouslyric voice” (Toronto Star) of soprano Shannon Mercer. A concert ofenchanting baroque music: concerti by Telemann and Fasch; a dramaticcantata by Conti; and expressive arias by Vivaldi and Joseph I of Austria.Tickets: 416.964.6337 | tafelmusik.orgFor information visit tafelmusik.orgIndividual tickets on sale Sept 7Sept 22 – 26 Concerts Sponsorand Season Presenting Sponsor


5 F I F T H A N N I V E R S A R Y S E A S O Nj u ly 2 0 – a u g u s t 1 4 , 2 0 1 0songsof theearthMASTERS OF SONGMatthias Goerne & Andreas HaefligerTuesday July 27, 8 pm, Koerner HallGerman baritone Matthias Goerne makes his highly anticipated Festivaldebut with the superb pianist Andreas Haefliger. They present a programmeof some of the most inspired Lieder by Schumann and Brahms.MAHLER’S HEROES & ADMIRERPacifica String Quartet & Menahem PresslerSaturday July 31, 8 pm, MacMillan TheatreProfound experience joins hands with youthful passion in this gloriousconcert featuring music by Beethoven, Schumann and Shostakovich.SONG OF THE EARTHRoxana Constantinescu & Gordon GietzConducted by Agnes GrossmannSaturday August 7, 8 pm, MacMillan TheatreIn her farewell Festival performance, Grossmann conducts a rapturousprogram exploring the beauties of nature and earthly experience throughMahler’s Song of the Earth and the world premiere of Glenn Buhr’s new work.MUSIC AND PAINTINGGryphon Trio & James CampbellThursday August 12, 8 pm, MacMillan TheatreThe Festival closes with the dream-like landscapes of artist StephenHutchings and apocalyptic visions of Messiaen’s Quartet for theEnd of Time, followed by a gorgeous work by Schumann.Build your own mini-festival with a FLEX PASS and SAVE!GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!www.torontosummermusic.com | 416-408-0208Top Image credit: “Window on a World of Shadows” by Stephen Hutchings.

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