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® ®imagine musicPhoto: C. Antony CrookHIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:PRIMA DONNACOMPOSED BY RUFUS WAINWRIGHTJUNE 14-19 Only 4 performances!ELGIN THEATRENORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREA former diva confronts her demons in this stunning,must-see event for opera and music lovers. Directfrom its triumphant UK premiere.Presenting Partner:Additional Support:PRIMA DONNAPhoto: Nathalie BauerJOHN MALKOVICH LIVE ON STAGE inTHE INFERNAL COMEDY:CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLERBY MICHAEL STURMINGERJUNE 11-12 Only 2 performances!MASSEY HALLNORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREBaroque opera meets the art of the monologue – stageand screen star John Malkovich portrays Jack Unterweger,the charismatic criminal who hoodwinked a nation.Presenting Partner:Major Media Partners:THE INFERNAL COMEDYSTARRING JOHN MALKOVICHDARK STAR REQUIEMDARK STAR REQUIEMCOMPOSED BY ANDREW STANILANDLIBRETTO BY JILL BATTSONProduced in association with:JUNE 11-12TELUS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANCEAND LEARNING, KOERNER HALLWORLD PREMIEREA haunting new oratorio explores the complex issues ofHIV-AIDS in Africa and around the world.Additional Support From:Creative: EndeavourTHEATRE LITERATURE MUSIC FOOD DANCE CELEBRATIONS VISUAL ARTS FASHION FILM MAGICJUNE 11-20 2010100+FREEEVENTSTICKETS ON SALE NOWCall at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.comGroups (15+) call Luminato Group Sales at 416 368 4TIX (4849). Visit luminato.com for a full event listing and to sign up for our e-newsletter.MY LUMINATOAt luminato.comor on your iPhoneSLAIGHTCOMMUNICATIONS


What’s Onat the TSOIngrid FliterYUNDIChopin & MahlerJune 3 & 5 at 8pmPeter Oundjian, conductorIngrid Fliter, pianoChopin: Piano Concerto No. 2Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”Yannick & YUNDIJune 10 & 12 at 8pmYannick Nézet-Séguin, conductorYUNDI, pianoChopin: Piano Concerto No. 1Bruckner: Symphony No. 9One night only!IsabelBayrakdarianJune 18 at 8pmPeter Oundjian, conductorIsabel Bayrakdarian, sopranoKhachaturian: Waltz from MasqueradeKhachaturian: Three Armenian SongsKhachaturian: “Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia” from SpartacusRavel: ShéhérazadeRimsky-Korsakov: ScheherazadeConductors’ Podium SponsorTIPPET-RICHARDSONCONCERT SEASONJune 10 SponsorJune 18 Sponsor416.593.4828 tso.caCONCERTS AT ROY THOMSON HALL


Baroque Summer FestivalJeanne Lamon, Music Director | Ivars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirFREE CONCERTS IN JUNEDelightfully BaroqueMonday June 7 at 8pmTrinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W.The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, withsoloists Ann Monoyios, soprano & Rufus Müller, tenorProgramme includes: Vivaldi, Purcell, Bach, HandelMusical InterludeSaturday June 12 at 12pmWalter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T, 80 Queen’s ParkA casual noon-hour recital of chamber musicperformed by members of the TBSI faculty.Programme includes: Bach/Weiss, Biber, Vivaldi, RameauThe TBSI Orchestras & ChoirsWednesday June 16 at 1pmWalter Hall, Faculty of Music, U of T, 80 Queen’s ParkDirected by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins and featuringTBSI participants • Programme includes: Lully, Telemann, BachPresented in conjunction with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer InstituteTafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute sponsored byThe Grand FinaleSaturday June 19 at 7:30pmGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale RdThe combined forces of the TBSI Orchestra, TafelmusikOrchestra, TBSI Choir and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in abaroque extravaganza! Directed by Jeanne Lamon and IvarsTaurins. • Programme includes: Handel, Rameau, CharpentierTickets required for June 19. See admission details below.Free and general admission: Tickets for TheGrand Finale must be obtained in advance and will be available to thepublic on Friday, June 11 starting at 10 am in person only, at theTafelmusik Box Office at 427 Bloor Street West. Maximum of 2 ticketsper person. (Note: all tickets were given away within minutes last year!)Admission to Delightfully Baroque, Musical Interlude, and The TBSIOrchestras & Choirs is on a first-come, first-served basis. No ticketsare required. The doors open 15 minutes prior to each concert.Call 416.964.6337 for furtherinformation about any TBSF concertsOther Festival Events:Handel Israel in EgyptDirected by Ivars TaurinsFeaturing Tafelmusik Chamber ChoirMay 29 & June 1 at 7:30pm | May 30 at 2pmA choral tour de force, Handel employs the choir topaint vivid images of the Exodus on a musical canvasof massive proportions.Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre atThe Royal ConservatoryTickets: 416.408.0208 | rcmusic.caDoors OpenTorontoSat May 29 &Sun May 30Doors Open Toronto – showcasingvenues of architectural, historic,cultural and/or social significance.Tafelmusik musicians will performat several of the sites around thecity during the two-day event.toronto.ca/doorsopenCreative Science Sunday WorkshopsSun June 20Tafelmusik musicians lead participantsin an interactive exploration of baroquemusic and instruments. Free withadmission to the Ontario Science Centre.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendarJune 1 Concert Sponsor:TBSI and TBSF also supported by:Thank you also to:Season Presenting SponsorHal JackmanFoundationFACULTY OF MUSIC


THETMVolume 15 No 9 | June 1 - July 7, 2010FOR OPENERS6. Who’s Coming to Town? | COLIN EATOCK7. Blogs and Online Stories | COLIN EATOCKFEATURES8. A Delicate Balance: Winona Zelenka | Colin eatock41. Ori’s Stories: “It’s That Old Devil June” | ori daganBEAT BY BEAT10. On Opera | Christopher Hoile18. Classical & Beyond | ALLAN PULKER20. In With the New | JASON VAN EYK21. World View | Karen Ages22. Bandstand | Jack MacQuarrie24. Early Music | Simone Desilets25. Choral Scene | Benjamin Stein26. Jazz Notes | jim gallowayLISTINGS28. Section A. Concerts in the GTA36. Section B. Beyond the GTA37. Section C. Summer Festivals40. Section D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)44. Section E. Announcements Et CeteraMUSICAL LIFE47. We Are All Music’s Children | mJ buell48. Bookshelf | pamela margles62. Publisher’s Perch: Twin Primes | david perlmanDISCOVERIES49. Editor’s Corner | David Olds50. Vocal51. Early Music & Period Performance51. Classical & Beyond53. Modern & Contemporary54. Jazz & Improvized Music54. It’s our Jazz | Geoff chapman55. Extended Play: Combos | ken waxman56. Old Wine in New Bottles | bruce surteesmore6. Contact Information & Deadlines27. Index of Advertisers46. Classified AdsACD2 2533 ACD2 2528ATMA Classique celebrates the350th anniversary of the birth ofALESSANDRO SCARLATTIComplete Keyboard Works • Volume 2ALEXANDER WEIMANN ORGAN“With the help of his stupefyingtechnique, Weimann manages toenter into a true musical trance …that will leave you speechless.”— Classics Today FranceIn This Issue• World premiere recording •Vespro della beata VergineNEDERLANDS KAMERKOORNetherlands Chamber ChoirHarry van der Kamp CONDUCTORATMACLASSIQUE.COMSelect ATMA titles now on saleGREEN PAGESpages 11-16, 57-60ROB McCONNELLpage 26JUNE’S CHILDpage 47


FOR OPENERS / COLIN EATOCKWho’s Coming to Town?THEY’RE COMING TO Toronto fromfar and wide – hoping, that their performancesin our city will be their best yet.Expectations are high, competition willbe intense, and they’ll be under constantpressure to impress audiences here andaround the world. And we all know howdesperately these people crave attentionand approval.No, I’m not talking about the variousartists of Luminato – performers of all descriptionwho will grace our stages from June 11 to 20. And I'm nottalking about the jazz musicians who will take over the town duringthe TD Toronto Jazz Festival, from June 25 to July 4. I’m talkingabout world leaders attending the G20 Summit meeting, which takesplace here on June 26 and 27.Presidents, prime ministers and other heads of state will convergeon our city, to do lunch, pose for photos, and possibly evenhave “frank discussions.” (That’s diplomatic language for fisticuffs.)And after a hard day of attempting to solve the world’s problems, I’msure that they’d like nothing more than to hear some good music. Ifthey pick up copies of The WholeNote in their travels (concierges atToronto’s better hotels always have a supply), they’ll find that they’vecome to the right place.What’s more, perhaps it would even have a beneficial effect onthe Summit if the world’s leaders took in a performance or twowhile they were here. Borrowing an idea from Molière: “if everyonelearned music, wouldn’t that be a means of bringing about harmonyand of seeing universal peace in the world?”Jazz is an excellent social lubricant – it puts everyone in a goodmood. Perhaps a Saudi prince and a Chinese party official mightstrike an agreement while listening to Hilario Duran’s Band atHarbourfront on June 26. Or maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putinwould be moved to ratify an important treaty by Harry ConnickJr.’s show at the Canon Theatre on June 27.The Europeans, however, may be harder to please: they're in abad mood these days. But if they were bused to Kitchener on June 26to hear members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra playworks by Mozart, Kuhlau and Telemann, they could work out alltheir Euro problems on the ride back to Toronto.If all else fails – if the G20 Summit appears in danger of breakingup without success or accord – I suggest packing the world’s leadersoff to the Sharon Temple,up Leslie Street, in York Region.This simple yet elegantbuilding, built in the 1820sby a religious group calledThe Children of Peace, oozeswith good will and serenity.And the added benefit ofhearing a piano recital there(performed by AlexanderSeredenko on June 27) couldlead to the “universal peace”that Molière referred to.After all, Molière wasn’t pulling our legs – was he?The Sharon TempleColin Eatock, Managing EditorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 15 No 9 | JUNE 1 – JULY 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4Telephone 416-323-2232 Fax 416-603-4791SWITChboard & GenerAL INQUIrIES Ext 21Chairman of the Board | Allan PulkerPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comEditorial Assistant | Nick Tortiwmieditor@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@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’s contrIBUTOrsBeat By BeatBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieChoral | Benjamin SteinEarLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsJazz | Jim GallowayNew MUSIC | Jason van EykOpera | Christopher HoileOrchestra & ChAMBEr | Allan PulkerWorLD MUSIC | Karen AgesMUSICAL LIFE | mJ buellbookshELF | Pamela MarglesFeaturesColin Eatock, Ori DaganCD ReviewersAlex Baran, Larry Beckwith, Geoff Chapman,Colin Eatock, Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway,Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik,Roger Knox, Alison Melville, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Bruce Surtees,Robert Tomas, Ken WaxmanProofreadingSimone Desilets, Karen AgesListingsColin Eatock, Felix Deak,Richard Haskell, Ori DaganLayout & DesignVerity Hobbs, Brian Cartwright, Uno RamatSUBSCripTIONS $30 per year + GST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Tuesday June 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Tuesday June 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Thursday June 17Publication DateTuesday June 29Next issue is Volume 15 No 10, coveringJuly 1 – September 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.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


ONLINEOf Blogs andOnline Storiescolin EATOCKThe WholeNote’s website, www.thewholenote.com,continues to develop a life ofits own. Thanks to the wonders of theinternet, we’re able to do things online thatwe can’t in print.For instance, our Green Pages, whichgrace this magazine, offer an abundance ofinformation on many of the best music festivalstaking place this summer. You canread these pages on our website too: wehave a “click through” version online, withlive links; and in the “Directories” sectionof our website, we’ll be adding more GreenPages profiles as we receive them.Another feature we’re currently buildinginto our website is “WholeNote Onthe Road,” a series of online updates onthe various movements of musicians in andaround Toronto. We’re inviting them to letus know what they’ve been doing lately, andwhere they’ll be performing during June,July and August. This will allow readers tofollow the schedules of some of our busiestperformers this summer. Profiles will beposted throughout the summer – check ourwebsite for updates.Here are a pair of "On the Road" profilesthat will give you a good idea of thekind of information we’re posting: one froma classical duo, and the other from a jazzmusician.®winner! seven 2008 tOnY AwArDs“simplY wOnDerful!Beguiling theAtricAl mAgic!”– New York Postthe lincO ln center theA ter prODuctiO n O frodgers & Hammerstein’sNadina Mackie Jackson and Guy FewNadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few celebratea passionate musical friendship. In2006, they recorded their first CD of concertifor trumpet, bassoon and string orchestra(Toronto ChamberOrchestra, Kevin Mallon,conductor). Thisdisc,“Bacchanale,” wonBest Classical OrchestralAlbum 2009from the Just PlainFolks Music Awards.“Romanza” followed in2007 (TCO and guestconductor Nicholas McGegan). In 2008 theCBC commissioned two solo concerti (byMathieu Lussier) and a double concerto (byAlain Trudel) for the broadcast “Francophonia.”“After Hours,” their third CD, includestheir favourite music for trumpet,corno, bassoon and piano (2009).Nadina and Guy have appeared as featuredspeakers, master class guests and interpretationalcoaches at the University ofBritish Columbia, Ithaca College (USA),SUNY at Fredonia (USA) and Scotia Fest(Halifax). They teach at Wilfrid Lauriercontinued on page 61...Photo: Joan Marcus, 2008 Broadway CastLIMITED ENGAGEMENT!AUGUST 12 – SEPTEMBER 5DancapTickets.com(416) 644-3665145 Queen Street WestJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 7DAN_10160_SP_WholenoteMagAd.indd 15/25/10 9:18:34 AM


Winona ZelenkaColin EatockTo some people, Winona Zelenka is the cellist who sits atthe head of her section in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Perhaps to others, she’s the cellist whose performances ofBach’s cello suites have become annual events at Toronto’sMusic Garden. These activities are all part of a delicate balancingact, combining her orchestral playing with her loveof chamber and solo repertoire. And as far as she’s concerned, that’sas it should be.“I think it’s essential for an orchestral string player to do otherthings: solo or chamber music,” observes the 43-year-old musicianover lunch. “In an orchestra you don’t always hear yourself wellenough, and things get out of place. Iforchestral playing was all that I did,I don’t think my playing would be ingreat shape.” She pauses, and thenadds, “It’s different for the winds andbrass – maybe they’re just louder!”Yet like all balancing acts, Zelenka’smusical life is never quite in perfectequilibrium: due to a mix of externalforces and her own shifting interests,she’ll lean a little bit, sometimesin one direction, sometimes in another.Currently, she’s realigning her musicalbalance once again, thanks to somesignificant developments in her career.The development that she’s most excitedabout is her first recording: a twodiscset of the six Bach Cello Suites, releasedby Marquis Classics. (She’ll beperforming a CD launch at the GlennGould Studio on June 6.) As she explainsit, the recordings – three yearsin the making – are the product of herdeep love of the music, and a fortunatealignment of favourable circumstances.“I started playing them,” she recalls,“when I was a student at IndianaUniversity. I’d do one on almostevery recital I played. And I’vedone almost all of them at the Music Garden – all but No. 5.”As well, she points out that she currently has the use of a topnotchinstrument – a 1707 Joseph Guarnerius, which used to belongto her former teacher, Janos Starker – currently on loan to her fromthe TSO. (The TSO was in turn lent the instrument by its owner, aToronto-based ophthalmologist.) Add to that, her husband, RonSearles, an audio engineer at the CBC, was only too happy to painstakinglyrecord the suites.That all adds up to “motive and opportunity,” (as a police detectivemight put it) to record the suites. But didn’t she feel uneasyabout recording repertoire that had been so often – and often so verywell – recorded before?“I don’t tend to compare myself to other people,” she replies.“Not every cellist gets into the suites, but when you do, it’s all ornothing. They’re the Mount Everest of the cello – and there are asmany ways to play them as there are players.”Zelenka goes on to explain her own approach to the suites as acombination of baroque and romantic sensibilities.“I would say, in terms of phrasing and dynamics, it’s a romanticapproach. I try to incorporate a declamatory approach, and I doA Delicate Balancesome ornamentation that a ‘regular’ cellist wouldn’t do. I’ve listenedto a lot of baroque playing. I’m trying to incorporate some of thatinto my playing, but I think my general feel is quite romantic. I tendto get quite emotional – but without the vibrato.”Zelenka’s assault on Everest can be traced all the way back toEspanola, Ontario, where she was born. Soon, her family moved tonearby Sudbury, and when she was nine the Zelenkas decamped forToronto, where the musically promising Winona studied at the RoyalConservatory. And at the tender age of 17 she went off to Bloomingtonfor a master’s degree at Indiana University.Further studies took her to England, where she also gained herfirst professional experience. Forseveral years she seemed to live onboth sides of the Atlantic – playingin the Royal Liverpool Philharmonicand Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra,while frequently returning to Canada.“There were visa issues in Britain,”she explains. If not for some inflexibleimmigration officials in the UK, thiscountry might have lost her for good.In 1997 she returned permanently toToronto, where she played in the NationalBallet Orchestra, and joined theTSO four years later.“I’ve been in the TSO since 2001,”says Zelenka, “and I’ve been actingprincipal since 2004. I’ve never beenin any other orchestra for that long.”She adds that one of the things shelikes about belonging to the TSO isthe orchestra’s schedule, which leavesher summers open to play with theSanta Fe Opera, in New Mexico.However, this fall Zelenka will vacatethe first chair of the cello sectionfor a new member of the TSO, cellistJoseph Johnson, who comes to the orchestrafrom Milwaukee. Zelenka willmove back a couple of desks, and herrole in the orchestra will change significantly.Her six years in the principal’s chair have given her many fondmemories. “It’s been a really great experience,” she says, “and everyyear, there are some concerts that stand out. One highlight for mewas playing Don Quixote in 2006, under Thomas Dausgaard. I preparedthe cello solos for a year. It’s an amazing piece – every singlebar illustrates something in the story. It was very scary, but also verywonderful.”The upside of Zelenka’s new position in the TSO is that she’llhave more time to pursue her other musical interests. “I have lotsof ideas,” she exclaims, “I just need funding!” Among her plans aremore recordings – she’s particularly keen to do a disc for cello andpercussion – and getting more involved in chamber music.“I’m in a string trio, the Trio Arkel, with violinist Marie Bérardand violist Teng Li. We’ve already played at the Richard BradshawAmphitheatre , and in a few other places, but we haven’t really promotedourselves much yet. We’ll be on Jan Narveson’s chamber seriesin Kitchener next season.”But before next season rolls around, she has plenty of playing todo this summer. Stratford Summer Music has engaged her to play allCellist Winona Zelenka in Stratford, Ontario.PhotoS Irene Miller8 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


six of the Bach suites at Rundle’s Restauranton Saturday mornings, fromJuly 24 to August 21, with an additionalperformance on Sunday, August 22.“I’m doing one suite per weekend,”Zelenka explains, “at 11 o’clock in themorning. People listen and have brunch,and then go off to the theatre. It’s areally great idea.”As well, she’ll be appearing withthe Art of Time Ensemble, playing in Korngold’s Suite for Piano,Two Violins and Cello. The programme will be presented by TorontoSummer Music on July 28, and repeated the following day at the OttawaInternational Chamber Music Festival. And at the close of thesummer, on September 2, she’ll return to Toronto’s Music Gardento play Bach’s Suite No. 5 – the only one of the six she hasn’t performedthere yet. “In five years I haven’t been rained out yet,” shepoints out, optimistically taking this as a good omen.Tamara Bernstein, artistic director of Summer Music in the Garden,describes Zelenka as a “perfect choice” for the garden’s Bach atDusk concerts. “Winona’s gorgeous performances of the Bach suiteshave been a magical part of the past five seasons,” says Bernstein.“Her performances have become part of the collective memory ofMusic Garden ‘regulars.’”As Zelenka’s career takes new directions, she is re-examining herpriorities, trying to get the balance right. For someone whose musicalinterests are so varied, it’s a tricky business.“If I won the lottery, I’d buy a great cello, and do as many recordingsas I wanted. I probably wouldn’t have a job, and just dosolo and chamber music. But I love orchestra concerts, and I loveplaying in opera too – and I’d like to do concertos. Basically, I loveeverything.”Colin Eatock is a composer, writer and the managing editor ofThe WholeNote.Eurhythmics, Solfège &Improvisation: A 5-day immersion inthe practice & pedagogy of EmileJaques-Dalcroze’s revolutionaryapproach to music education.Traditional teaching methods try totranslate notes into sound before theactivities they represent have been fullyexperienced, but music’s essential “feel”cannot be captured from the page.Instead, Dalcroze returns you to music’sreal sources: movement, the imagination& emotion. Experiencing allaspects of music physically is thefoundation for learning that is revelatory,profound & lasting.The Dalcroze approach is also essentialfor anyone teaching young childrenwhose discovery of the world –including music – is primarily movementoriented.Taught by Donald Himes &Cheng-Feng Lin Limited to 12 participants$375 (Full time student: $250)Monday July 5 - Friday July 910 AM - 4 PM1971 Queen Street East, Suite 202Information: 416-979-2392 ordh88@rogers.comThe CanadianDalcroze SocietyOntario 8 June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 9


Canada’s Bechstein Selection CentreYoung Chang Piano GalleryWorld Class Repairsto all musical instruments10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill(east side of Leslie St., just north of Major Mackenzie Dr.)905.770.52221.800.463.3000cosmomusic.caFREE CONCERT SERIES IN THERICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE“…topnotch musicand dance…a highoctane celebration!”The San FernandoValley SunMost Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon or 5:30 p.m.coc.ca 416-363-8231Official Media Partners:Credit: Lisa Portis (City Dance Corps), COC Free Concert Series 2009.Photo: Mike Brassard, SalsaTO. Creative: Endeavour Marketing145 Queen St. W. (at University)The Diva and theEmperorchristopher hoileThere are two important opera stories this month: one surroundedby a plethora of media attention, and one that should be betterknown. The first is the North American premiere of PrimaDonna by Rufus Wainwright, at Toronto’s Luminato Festival. Thesecond is Handel’s Giulio Cesare, marking the first time OrchestraLondon will stage its own opera production.It is safe to say that no opera by a Canadian composer has everreceived as much international media coverage as Prima Donna, thecentrepiece of this year’s Luminato Festival. The principal reasonis that its composer, Rufus Wainwright, is at age 36 already famousas a singer/songwriter. The son of folk-singers Kate McGarrigle andLoudon Wainwright III and brother of singer Martha Wainwright,he was born into a musical family and began touring with themat age 13. In 1998 his self-titled first album won him the accolade“Best New Artist of the Year”from Rolling Stone.In 2006, Peter Gelb, the newgeneral manger of the MetropolitanOpera, commissioned newoperas from nine composers inan effort to revitalize the Metand to draw in younger audiences.Of these nine, who includedJake Heggie (Dead ManWalking), Adam Guettel (TheLight in the Piazza) and WyntonMarsalis, Wainwright had madethe most progress by mid 2007.But there was a problem: Wainwright’slibretto, written by BernadetteColomine and himself,was in French. Gelb claimed thatpresenting a new opera not inBeat by Beat / On OperaRufus Wainwright’s operaPrima Donna will be presentedby Luminato.English was “an immediate impediment.” Wainwright, however, insistedthat French was part of the texture of the work.Once the two parted company, many festivals vied to produceit. It premiered at the Manchester International Festival on July 10,2009, with a subsequent performances in London in April 2010.Wainwright insisted that Luminato should present the North Americanpremiere.The opera is set in Paris on July 14, 1970, and follows a dayin the life of aging diva Régine Saint Laurent. She is planningher comeback but happens to fall in love with the journalist interviewingher. Wainwright, who has long been a fan of opera andwhose songs are sometimes classified as “operatic pop,” has writtenan homage to traditional opera. Thus, audiences need not worrythat this new work will also be avant garde. In Luminato’s new production,directed by Tim Albery, Janis Kelly reprises the title rolewith a cast that includes local favourites Gregory Dahl as the butlerand Colin Ainsworth as the journalist. Robert Houssart conductsthe 57-member orchestra. The opera will be performed at the ElginTheatre on June 14, 16, 18 and 19. For more information seewww.luminato.com.At the start of the month, Orchestra London takes a bold newstep by becoming a producer of opera. For the past five years theorchestra under maestro Timothy Vernon has presented one operaeach June at the Grand Theatre. All of these have been transfers ofproductions from Pacific Opera Victoria where Vernon is the artisticcontinued on page 18 ...10 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010magic + logic 22 St. Clair Avenue East, 14th floor, Toronto 416.849.4874ACCT MGR: Keith, Amy Date: May 14 2010Docket: CO090654_05Client: COCCampaign: Spring SeasonPub: Wholenote MagFilename: CO090654_05_Wholenote_4C_JunRevision: finalArtist: kimIssue/Date: June 2010Ship Date: May 14 2010Ad Size: 3.5" x 5"Bleed Size:Safety/Live:File Build at: 100% (1:1)Line Screen:CMYK


Green PagesThe WholeNote 6th AnnualSummer Music GuideAUDITION THE CHOIRThinking about joining? Visit thewholenote.com/canary©2009 Google; IMAGE NOAA ©2010 CNES/Spot IMAGE; IMAGE USDA FARM SERvICE AGENCy;IMAGE ©2010 TerraMETRICSWE AT THE WHOLENOTE are big fans of summermusic festivals – and are proud to welcome you toour 6th Annual Green Pages Summer Music Guide.There are forty six festivals participating in thisyear’s Green Pages. They are listed here in alphabeticalorder, with short descriptions, phone numbersand web addresses so you can begin to plan yourmusical summer.The WholeNote Green Pages stays online from nowtill the last festival listed here is over! And profileswill keep coming in to us. So stay tuned as the summerprogresses.In addition to these festival profiles, this issuealso contains daily listings for festivals active betweenJune 1 and July 7. These can be found in ourdaily listings, starting on page 28, and in our specialfestival listing section (Section C), starting on page38. Also, remember to check back at the end of Junefor our July/August double issue, for details on therest of the summer’s daily fare.thewholenote.com/greenAll-CANADIAN Jazz FestivalsEp 24 - 26MEMORIAl Park, Port Hope, ONThe All-Canadian Jazz FestivalPort Hope presents a weekendof the country’s finest jazz, in afriendly small-town setting justone hour east of Toronto. Fridaynight’s free-admission opener featuresthe Carlos del Junco Quartet.The Laila Biali Trio, with GuidoBasso and Phil Dwyer, play theSaturday Night headline concert.Daytime concerts include ShuffleDemons, Terry Clarke Trio, AlexPangman and her Alleycats, MarkAtkinson Trio, Amanda Martinez,Ross Wooldridge Tribute to theBenny Goodman Sextet, the TDCanada Trust Young Jazz Showcase,Dave Young Quartet, and theBrian Barlow Big Band with HeatherBambrick. In Memorial Park,downtown Port Hope; park is licensedand there are food vendorson site.905-885-1938www.allcanadianjazz.caAshkENAz FestivalAug 31 - Sep 6HARbOURFRONT CENTRE &OTHER vENUEs, TorontoOne of the largest and most prestigiousevents of its kind anywherein the world, the 15th AshkenazFestival will once again featurethe best of the global Yiddish/Jewishculture scene, from traditionaland boundary-breaking Klezmer,Yiddish and Sephardic music, todiverse offerings in theatre, film,visual arts, literature, family programming,participatory danceworkshops, and the Ashkenaz Parade.Headliners include: 14-pieceJewish/Roma supergroup TheOther Europeans; JDub Recordsartists Balkan Beat Box and TheSway Machinery; Italian chamberklezquartet Klezmerata Fiorentina;Jewish power-pop from NewYork’s Yiddish Princess; Sephardicand Mizrahi music with Moroccan-Jewishguitarist/vocalist GerardEdery, Israeli oud and violinvirtuoso Yair Dalal, Balkan Ladinolegend Flory Jagoda, and Persian-Jewish chanteuse Galeet Dardashtiand her band Divahn. And much,much more!416-979-9901www.ashkenazfestival.comBayFIEld FesTIval of SongJUN 5, 6, 10 - 13TOWN Hall, BayFIEld, ONCelebrate the Art of Song! Eightevents in the historic Town Hallon the Square in a beautiful villageon Lake Huron, renowned forits beaches, sunsets, and restau-theWholeNote theWholeNote SUMMER 2010 MUSIC SUMMeR GUIDE MUSIC | 2010-2011 GUIDE11


Green PagestheWholeNote SUMMeR 2010 SUMMeR MUSIC MUSIC GUIDE GUIDE | 2010-2011BroTT Music Festivalrants. Mary Lou Fallis and PeterTiefenbach entertain with PrimadonnaSails In!, and coach a singers’masterclass. Celebrity recitalsfeature some of Canada’s finestsingers, Susan Platts, Virginia Hatfieldand Lauren Segal. A Harvestof Song presents brilliant youngsingers, Leslie Ann Bradley, EricaIris Huang, Frank Mutya and VasilGarvanliev. Sleepers, Wake!, andSchumann in the Morning includepiano duets from Stephen Rallsand Bruce Ubukata, pianists in allconcerts.416-735-7982www.aldeburghconnection.orgBlue Bridge FesTIvalJUN 4 - 7yORk RegION, ONThe Blue Bridge Festival, a riverof music, poetry and song flowsthrough York Region beginning onLake Simcoe and flowing throughNewmarket and Unionville. Over120 acts, including opera singers,musicians, indie bands andspoken word artists will performin Galas, parades, workshops andon open stages making this festivalone of a kind. Linked by the loveof music, words and song, artistsperform and mentor during the actionpacked weekend.The Blue Bridge Festival is aunique adventure for adults andkids alike.289-470-1099www.bluebridgefestival.comBrott MusIC FestivalJUN 16 - Aug 20HAMIlTON, BurlINgTON,Muskoka, & TORONTO, ONBrott Music Festival will celebrateits 23rd season as Canada’s largestorchestral music festival and runsJune 16 to August 20, 2010. Guestartists include Jan Lisiecki, VeronicaTennant, Jonathan Crow,Denise Djokic, John Fanning, ValerieTryon, Peter Appleyard,Alexei Gulenco and guest conductorBrian Jackson. Founded bycharismatic maestro Boris Brott in1988, it features classical, jazz, recital,pops and education concertsin Hamilton, Burlington, Muskokaand Toronto. Its orchestra-in-residenceis the National Academy Orchestra,Canada’s only professionaltraining orchestra, made up ofyoung music graduates who arepaired with professionals, both onand off-stage. Subscription packagesavailable.905-525-SONG(7664)or 888-475-9377www.brottmusic.comBurlingTON’s Sound of MusicFestivalJUN 17 - 20DOWNTOWN BurlINgTON &WATERFRONT, ONBurlington’s Sound of Music Festivalis a FREE four-day summermusical extravaganza that appealsto every generation. Severalstages along Burlington’s beautifulwaterfront and downtown presenta variety of entertainment for allmusic lovers. The Festival featuresseveral music genres includingjazz, folk, pop, big band, country,blues, Latin, and children’smusic, plus the Downtown Streetfestwith street-side performersand outdoor patios! From newand emerging artists to Canadianicons and fan favourites, the Festivaloffers a musical line-up secondto none.Voted one of the Top 100 Festivalsin Ontario by Festivals and EventsOntario for the 8th consecutiveyear, Burlington’s Sound of MusicFestival puts on one of the summer’sbest shows! Join the excitementJune 17 - 20.905-333-6364www.soundofmusic.caCollINgWOOD MusIC FestivalJul 10 - Aug 7CollINgWOOD, ONCollingwood Music Festival presentsclassical and world musicin our summer program startingon July 10 with the Schulte,Domb and Turini Trio and concludeson August 7 with the DesireeTrio (Erica Goodman, CoenraadBloemendal and Desiree Till).Other performers are: Cecilia Kangand Eldon Ng, clarinet and piano,July 15; Kalimba Kalimba - Africanmusic, July 17; Tak Kwan & MelodyLaw, violin and piano, July 29; andDouglas Nadler and Keiko Yoden,flute and piano, August 5.519-599-5461www.collingwoodmusicfestival.comColOURs of MusicsEp 24 - OCT 3bARRIE, ONColours of Music – 28 performancesheld noon, 2:30 pm and 7:30pm most days, held in churchesthroughout Barrie - features choirs,orchestras, quartets, and pianistsfrom across Canada and aroundthe world: Peter Tiefenbach narratesFaçade with an array of outstandingmusicians; the AmericanHausmann String Quartet; Britain’scellist Michael Jones; Spain’sguitarist Agustin Maruri; harpistJudy Loman; clarinetist JamesCampbell; Belgian flutist MarcGrauwels; Primus Men’s Choir;Cantores Celestes women’s choir;Sinfonia Toronto; Austria’s FlatironPiano Trio; pianists StephanSylvestre and Anya Alexeyev; percussionistsBeverley Johnston andTorQ; sopranos Monica Whicherand Patricia O’Callaghan; violistRivka Golani; Polaris.705-725-1070www.coloursofmusic.caDowntown Oakville Jazz FestivalDANCAp Productions INCINAUgURAl Summer BroadwaysERIEsFOUR SeasONs CENTRE for thepERFORMINg ARTs, TORONTOThis summer, catch two of Broadway’smost stunning productionsof all time at the renowned FourSeasons Centre for the PerformingArts.From July 9 - August 1, 2010, catcha new production of Boublil andSchönberg’s MISS SAIGON starringMa-Anne Dionisio as Kim.From August 12 - September 5,2010, don’t miss the Tony Award®winningLincoln Center TheaterProduction of Rodgers & Hammerstein’sSOUTH PACIFIC.For more info and to purchasetickets:416-644-3665www.DancapTickets.comDOWNTOWN Oakville JazzFestivalAug 6 - 8lAkesHORE ROAD East fromNavy Street to AllAN Street,Oakville, ONLargely considered one of the premierjazz events in the Greater TorontoArea, the Downtown OakvilleJazz Festival enters into its18th year this August 6th - 8th,2010. The Downtown OakvilleJazz Festival is all about the ambience.Outdoor patios, great shopping,fine food and entertainmentall lend to the atmosphere. Fromgrassroots beginnings, thousandsof people now flock to Oakville toenjoy live outdoor jazz performancesfrom the finest talent. Enjoycool jazz in the hot sun at theDowntown Oakville Jazz Festival.Small Town Charm...Big TimeJazz!905-844-4520www.oakvillejazz.comElORA FestivalJul 9 - Aug 1gAMbREl Barn & vARIOUsCHURCHEs, ElORA, ONThe Elora Festival opens the 2010season on July 9th with Beethoven’scelebratory Symphony #712


Blas from the Pas!grand riverbaroqueFriday, June 18 at 7:30 pm $85 | $35fireworks masquerade galaConcert & Party. grbf Soloists with NadinaMackie Jackson, Guy Few, & Norman EngelfestivalGuy Few andNadina Mackie Jackson,Artistic DirectorsThree days of baroque music, dancing, feasting and fun in thebeautiful countryside setting of Ayr, Ontario – 20 minutes southof Kitchener.Saturday, June 19 at 1 pm $30 | $10four seasons Vivaldi & Piazzolla.grbf Soloists with Aisslinn NoskySaturday, June 19 at 3 pm $20 | $10fermate il passo Viva BiancaLuna Biffi,voice & violetta bastardaSaturday, June 19 at 8pm $30 | $10big band baroquegrbf Big Band with Jean Stillwell,Guy Few, and Terry McKennaSunday, June 20 at 1pm $30 | $10feast and fencing grbf Soloistswith Nadina Mackie Jackson, Guy Few,Mathieu Lussier, Christina Zacharias, JulieBaumgartel, and fencing demonstrations.Come for the weekend and save!festival pass $220includes all five concerts, Saturday evening churchsupper and Sunday picnic box lunchphotography by larry kryskigrbf.caor call 519-498-7332


Green PagesFestival of the Soundand his great Mass in C. We arevery pleased to welcome RichardMargison as the headliner of ourOpera Gala. Other performancesinclude: Scottish-Canadian tenorJohn McDermott; I Furiosi BaroqueEnsemble; pianist Andre Laplante;and banjo virtuoso JaymeStone. The Elora Festival Singersperform Britten’s St. Nicholas, Vivaldi’sGloria and Handel’s DixitDominus, The Tudors, a concertfeaturing the music of the turbulent16th-century, and the favouriteFestival finale, Hymn Tasting,featuring none other than the irreverentJohn Fraser.519-846-0331 or 888-747-7550www.elorafestival.comFesTIval of the SoundJul 16 - Aug 8pARRy Sound, ONIn a season of firsts for the Festivalof the Sound, larger scale productionssuch as Bach’s Mass in Bminor, a Beethoven Symphony, andGilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates ofPenzance will be presented. Whilehonouring our history with thereturn of Festival favourites, thissummer’s programming looks towardthe future of chamber musicwith a new generation of youngmusicians. Over 50 concerts andspecial musical events will be offeredat a variety of venues. TheFestival’s main performance venue,the Charles W. Stockey Centre forthe Performing Arts, is locatedright on the Parry Sound waterfront,marrying beautiful musicand a spectacular setting.866-364-0061www.festivalofthesound.caGrand RivER bAROqUE FesTIvalJUN 18 - 20Ayr, ONArtistic directors, Guy Few andNadina Mackie Jackson present theGrand River Festival 2010 A Blastfrom the Past! at the Buehlow Barnin Ayr, Ontario, June 18 - 20, 2010.Baroque and modern music, themasquerade gala, baroque dance,renowned soloists and French fencers.Featured programs include:Aisslinn Nosky (Piazzolla & VivaldiSeasons), Italian gambist andsinger Viva BiancaLuna Biffi, JeanStilwell and Guy Few with theGRBF soloists in Big Band Baroque;new concerti by Glenn Buhr andMathieu Lussier beside favouritesof Vivaldi, Rebel, Handel, and St-George. See you there519-404-5757 or 519-498-7332 (tickets)www.grbf.caTHE Guelph Jazz FesTIval &ColloqUIUMsEp 8 – 12gUElph, ONJoin us at the Guelph Jazz Festivalfor five days of innovative worldclassmusic in one of Ontario’sloveliest cities. Our intimate festivalcelebrates its 17th anniversarythis year by presenting internationalartists in concert, as wellas workshops, panel discussions,lectures, jazz on the streets, installations,and a tribute to theECM jazz recording label. Newthis year: Nuit Blanche comes toGuelph. From sunset to sunrise,an integrated series of special performancesand multi-media eventswith jazz and improvisation attheir core, we’ll transform festivalvenues into active sites of allnightcommunity spectacle. Fordetailed program information visitour website or sign up online forprogram updates.519-763-4952 or 800-334-4519(tourist & accommodationinformation)www.guelphjazzfestival.comWORld Routes SummerFestivals 2010WEEkENDs, Jul 1 - Sep 6HARbOURFRONT CENTRE,TorontoA series of FREE weekend festivals,World Routes explores ideasin contemporary culture, bringingtogether rich, artistic traditionsfrom around the globe. This year,weekend festivals include: CanadaDay; The Hot Spot; Beats, Breaksand Culture; Expressions of Brazil;Love Saskatchewan; Island Soul;What is Classical?; Hot and SpicyFood Festival; Fortune CookingFood Festival; TELUS TAIWANfest;and Ashkenaz.This year’s music line-up includesThe Sadies, Sarah Slean, CherylL’Hirondelle, L’Orchestre Septentrional,TMDP, Mallu Magalhães,Little Miss Higgins, QueenIfrica, Orchestra Piazza Vittorio,Delhi 2 Dublin, Kou Chou Ching,Balkan Beat Box, and The OtherEuropeans.416-973-4000harbourfrontcentre.com/worldroutesHighlANDs Opera StudioAug 13 - Sept 1HalibURTON, ONOffering young opera professionalsan opportunity to hone theirskills under the tutelage of someof the top Canadian performanceprofessionals in the beautifulHighlands of Haliburton. ArtisticDirectors Richard Margison andValerie Kuinka, co-ordinate an intensiveprogram featuring outstandingtraining and numerousperformance opportunities to beenjoyed by anyone who loves opera.Master Classes, Excerpts Concerts,Chamber Operas, a FacultyConcert called Richard Margisonand Friends and the grand finaleto the season, La Boheme, August29 - September 1. For tickets, contactthe box office.705-457-9933theWholeNote SUMMeR 2010 SUMMeR MUSIC MUSIC GUIDE GUIDE | 2010-20115 FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASONANTON KUERTITuesday July 20, 8 pmKoerner Hall“...one of the truly great pianists of this century...”TICKETS AND PASSES ON SALE NOWwww.torontosummermusic.com | 416-408-02085 thanniversarycelebrationdinnerJULY 20, 5:30 - 10 PM$300 per person, includespremium concert seatFor tickets call647-430-5699 (x113)14


Huntsville Festival, Mark MasriSeptember 17 - 19, 2010Owen Sound & Leith, Ont.www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caor www.highlandsoperastudio.comHighlANDs Summer FesTIvalJul 5 – Sep 1HalibURTON, ONSix weeks of live theatre and concertsin the heart of Ontario’s cottagecountry. Enjoy: the fun-filledmusical comedy and Broadway hitThe Goodbye Girl; the adult, laughout-loudstory of Sylvia a dog whotells all; the antics of the off-therailscomedy The Musical ComedyMurders of 1940; and the soothingsounds of Summer Wind, a woodwindconcert featuring music fromclassical to contemporary. The funstarts July 5. Tickets are $25.705-457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caHOME COUNTy Folk FestivalJul 16 -18vICTORIA Park, London, ONThis FREE admission park festivalis renowned to showcase professionalCanadian musiciansand artisans. This year’s performers:Bruce Cockburn; Ron Hynes;Lynn Miles; Old Man Luedecke;Don Ross; Meaghan Smith; DavidMyles; Great Lake Swimmers;and many more on 6 stages in thepark. In its 37th year, a diversemix of musical genres suits musiclovers of all ages. Come enjoy over150 superb Canadian craft artisansand food vendors. Experiencea Canadian Pow-Wow, Pioneer,Aboriginal and folk music/dance workshops, and children’sperformances by CBC’s MammaYamma. As Festival and Events Ontario’sTop 100 and CBC’s Top 20Best Music Fest in Canada, it’s aCanadian festival not to be missed.519-432-4310www.homecounty.caHUNTsville FesTIval OF THE ARTsJUN 30 - Aug 22Huntsville, ONThe Huntsville Festival of the Artsis a year roundAUDITIONcelebration ofTHEtheCHOIRperforming arts Thinking with an emphasis about joining? Visit thewholenote.com/canaryin the summer months of July andAugust. 2010 celebrates our 18thseason and will once again featurean eclectic lineup including: iconicCanadian rock group Blue Rodeo;rising vocal star Mark Masri; AmySky; Canada’s fiddle family Leahy;singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer;classical heavyweights The ViennaPiano Trio; English a capella groupCantabile; and the Famous PeoplePlayers Black Light Theatre, amongmany others. For the eighteenthstraight season Maestro KerryStratton will conduct an orchestraat the Festival, this year leadingthem in a tribute to the musicof Vera Lynn.705-789-4975www.huntsvillefestival.on.caKincardine Summer MusICFestivalAug 1 - 14kINCARDINE, ONThis amazing Festival combinesa world-class concert series featuringJazz, Blues, Classical andChamber Music with 20 musiceducation programs over twoweeks to produce a unique musicalopportunity. Now in its 19th season,KSMF has developed a reputationfor presenting exciting,professional concerts showcasinggreat talent from across Canadaand internationally, in a relaxedand intimate setting. Newthis year – 4 O’Clock in the Park,a free daily afternoon concert seriesin Victoria Park. The beautifulLake Huron location, a welcomingcommunity and the finest qualitymusical opportunities make thisevent unbeatable.519-396-9716www.ksmf.caJoin Artistic Director Mark Fewer along with the legendarySt. Lawrence and SuperNova String Quartets, as well asincredible guest artists including pianist John Novacekand clarinetist James Campbell. Notable for theirintoxicating blend of traditional and modern works,the three programmes highlight the music of Mozart,Schumann, Golijov, and Gershwin.RTickets on sale June 14Call Roxy Box Office519.371.2833www.swmf.caRRRImage courtesy of Frances CockburntheWholeNote theWholeNote SUMMER 2010 MUSIC SUMMeR GUIDE MUSIC | 2010-2011 GUIDE15


Green PagestheWholeNote SUMMeR 2010 SUMMeR MUSIC MUSIC GUIDE GUIDE | 2010-2011Markham Jazz Festival, Shakura S’aidaLamèque INTERNATIONAlbAROque MusIC FestivalJul 29 - Aug 1lAMèqUE, NBFrom July 29 to August 1, 2010,prestigious artists from the internationalscene, the best Canadianearly music musicians as well asthe Choir and Orchestra La MissionSaint-Charles join forces tobring Tempest and Passion to allmusic-lovers attending the LamèqueInternational BaroqueMusic Festival, the oldest BaroqueMusic Festival in Canada. Risingstar Renata Pokupic, sensationalCroatian mezzo soprano as well asyoung French organ virtuoso BenjaminAlard will be among the 30artists who will gather to bringthe entire scale of emotions to thefestival audience. The festival willalso present the first edition of theMathieu Duguay Early Music Competition,a competition seeking tofoster and nurture new Canadiantalents in early music.1-877-377-8003www.festivalbaroque.comLeith Summer FesTIvalJul - AuglEITH, ONThe 2010 Leith Summer Festivalseason features: Nancy Dahn, violin,and Timothy Steeves, pianoDuo Concertante (July 3); Brett Polegato,baritone with Robert Kortgaard,piano English Songs From HereAnd There (July 17); Chris Donnelly,jazz piano, solo (July 31); The PendereckiString Quartet (Aug. 14);Peter De Sotto and Alexander SevastianDuo Gelato (Aug. 28). All concertsat 7:30 p.m. A charming andintimate musical experience in ahistoric country venue with extraordinaryacoustics. Tickets $24 orSeason Pass $110. Telephone or orderonline. Robert Kortgaard, artisticdirector.519-371-5316www.leithfestival.caLive from the ROCk FolkFestivalAug 6 - 8RED ROCk, ONCome to Red Rock, one hour eastof Thunder Bay, to enjoy music,family activities, food, kids’ crafts,local artisans, camping and friendshipalong the shores of beautifulLake Superior. Local talent shinesand musicians come from nearand far. Legends Valdy and IanTamblyn will take the stage alongside Canadian blues goddess RitaCharelli and Australian newcomerKim Churchill. The festival alsooffers another 20 artists representingfolk, roots, French jazz,bluegrass, country and even a littleklezmer! Enjoy four concert stageson Friday, Saturday and Sundayand main stage performances onFriday and Saturday evenings andSunday afternoon.www.livefromtherock.comMANDINgue SummitSep 29 - OCT 3West African Dance & Drum FestivalNEW_WholeNote_2010_3x3.5.qxd (Mandingue Summit) is a six-country 4/11/10 to world, 12:30 jazz PM to Bolly-PageFrom rock & roll to classical,1day, multi-disciplinary festivalof West African culture featuringworkshops and performances ledby internationally renowned Masterdancers and drummers, as wellas a photo exhibition, film screenings,and an African marketplace.While dance and percussion workshopsform the central componentof the festival, special programslike Djembefola and Djeli Kunda:Griot Summit, showcase Mastersat the top of the form, whilerepresenting the best of traditionalMandinka (or Mandingue) culture.This year’s festival will featureperformances and instructionby M’Bemba Bangoura, YoussoufKoumbassa, Amara Kanté, PapeN’Diaye and more. Presented byBaobab Afrikan Arts.www.baobabafrikanarts.orgMARkHAM Jazz FestivalAug 20 - 22MarkHAM, ONThe Markham Jazz Festival offers adiverse mix of jazz entertainmentfor music lovers of all ages. Thisyear’s festival takes place in thehistoric village of Unionville. Theopening Gala takes place Friday,August 20 at the beautiful MarkhamTheatre, and starts off theweekend long festival of fantasticfree outdoor stage acts Saturdayand Sunday. In addition to morethan 20 stage acts, there are “HotSpots” (bars and restaurants) featuringjazz all around town.905-471-JAZZ (5299)www.markhamjazzfestival.comMARkHAM Village MusICFestivalJUN 18 - 19MarkHAM, ONBLUE BRIDGEFESTIVALA River of Music, Poetry & Song in York RegionLake Simcoe Newmarket UnionvilleFriday, Saturday & Sunday 4, 5, 6 June 2010www.bluebridgefestival.com (289) 470–1099Presented by the Ardeleana Chamber Music SocietyA Registered Canadian Charity since 1988artistic director /brenda mullerwood; you’ll find a sound for youat the 32nd annual Markham VillageMusic Festival. Friday’s headlinersare Uptown Swing Bandand The King of Nothing. Saturday,ABBA Gold tribute takes centrestage. Over 150 other entertainers.You’ll also find great crafts andart produced by local and internationalartists and artisans, frompaintings and sculptures to flowerpots and jewelry, there are manynew artistic delights for your encontinueson page 57MUSIC INTHE ORCHARDat Spadina MuseumFREE CONCERTSEvery Sunday in Junefrom 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Bring a picnic, a blanketand the entire family!June 6Kye MarshallGuitar and cello duoperforms jazz/pop fusion.June 13Mike FranklinEarly and world musicveteran, wanderingminstrel and musicaltour guide.June 20VentElationToronto-based wind octetperforms works from thelate 18th and early 19thcenturies.June 27Taffanel Wind EnsembleFlute, clarinet and bassoonperform enchantingclassical music.SPADINA MUSEUM285 Spadina Road416-392-6910Paid parking next doorat Casa Lomatoronto.ca/museums-events16


New 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.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 17FOTS-10_Wholenote.indd 110-05-16 4:32 PM


On Opera...continued from page 10director. The orchestra’s first productionas “Opera London” is Handel’s GiulioCesare, directed by American TimothyNelson, who at age 30 has already receivedmuch acclaim for his productions.Nelson is unusual as opera directorsgo because he is also a musician andconductor. In 2003 he founded AmericanOpera Theatre at Georgetown Universityin Washington, DC, to exploreSoprano Lucia Cesaroni.his interests in movement, music, designand opera as theatre. In 2008 he was the director and conductor ofMarc-Antoine Charpentier’s David et Jonathas (1688) at the BrooklynAcademy of Music and last year, among many other credits, hewas the director and conductor of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas andJohn Blow’s Venus and Adonis in Virginia and the director of PhilipGlass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, staged as part of Obama’s inaugural celebrations.Currently he is the artistic director of the Canadian OperaticArts Academy at the University of Western Ontario.Known for his up-to-date takes on the classics, Nelson plans torelocate the action in Giulio Cesare from Egypt to a present-daywar-torn country suggesting Afghanistan. For a highly detailed lookat Nelson’s thoughts behind this concept, have a look at his blog(blog.operalondon.ca), which includes video lectures and stage designs.The cast will feature the well-known countertenor Drew Minterin the title role with Lucia Cesaroni as Cleopatra, Roseanne vanSandwijk as Sesto and Ian Howell as Tolomeo.Beside the excitement that this project will bring to London, thisis a rare opportunity to see Handel’s opera fully-staged in a house ofonly 839 seats. Performances are June 3 and 5 at 7:30 and June 6 at2pm. For more information visit www.uwo.ca/music/operalondon.Christopher Hoile is a Toronto-based writer on opera. He can becontacted at: opera@thewholenote.com.AUDITIONSInterested in something out of the ordinary? Join theOrpheus Choir, directed by Robert Cooper“Expect something different!”VENTUREinto the world of silent film and sing the choralsoundtrack to the 1924 version of Peter PanCELEBRATEthe festive season with the Dylan Thomas classicA Child’s Christmas in WalesSINGthe premiere of Quaternity ,Imant Raminsh’s new work for chorus and orchestraDISCOVERnew music: Esenvalds’ Passion and Resurrectionand less-known classics – Haydn’s Stabat MaterBook an audition - call Helen at 416 251-3803www.orpheuschoirtoronto.com“... a choir to take another look at...”Beat by Beat / Classical & BeyondHighways and Bywaysallan pulkerAs always in June summer festivals of various kinds are gettingunder way. Some are big productions that are hard to miss,while others are smaller, out-of-the way events.Brott Music FestivalThe 23rd annual Brott Music Festival, which goes on through muchof the summer, opens this year in Burlington, with three performanceson three consecutive Wednesdays by the National AcademyOrchestra, which principal conductor Boris Brott founded as a trainingorchestra for young professional musicians and conductors. Thisyear the orchestra has two apprentice conductors: Geneviève Leclair,winner of the 2010 MacMillan Prize for conducting, is a doctoralconducting student at Boston University; Samuel Tam, a graduate ofMcGill University, has spent the last two years as apprentice and assistantconductor at the Canadian Opera Company, and will continuehis training at the University of Toronto.Each of the three Burlington concerts will feature a young instrumentalsoloist: cellist Denise Djokic on June 16, clarinettist GiampieroSobrino on June 23, and violinist Jonathan Crow on June 30.The Canadian AldeburghOn June 5, the fourth annual Bayfield Festival of Song opens with arecital by soprano Virginia Hatfield, mezzo Lauren Segal and pianistBruce Ubukata. The festival will continue until June 13 with masterclasses and vocal and piano recitals. Bayfield is on Lake Huron halfwaybetween Grand Bend and Goderich.LuminatoThe fourth annual Luminato Festival runs from June 11 to 20, withmany events that will be of interest to WholeNote readers. All thoseevents can be found, of course, on Luminato’s website. Events includean opera by Rufus Wainright, a late-night performance by theToronto Symphony Orchestra of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and aconcert on June 12 by the Vienna Academy Orchestra.Music at SharonSharon Temple’s annual month-longSunday afternoon concert series,under the new artistic leadership ofLarry Beckwith and Rick Phillipsopens on June 6 with a recital bymezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta andpianist Stephen Philcox. This willbe a great opportunity to hear thistalented young singer, who, Globeand Mail reviewer Paula Citron predicts“is heading for stardom.” Theseries continues on June 13 withEnsemble Polaris, June 20 with theTokai String Quartet and pianistAnton Kuerti, June 27 with pianistAlexander Seredenko, and on July 4with Montreal’s Les Voix Baroques.Countertenor Matthew Whiteof Les Voix Baroques.Blue Bridge FestivalLike Music at Sharon, The Blue Bridge Festival also takes place inYork Region, and its artistic director Brenda Muller is also a musicteacher with the York Region Board of Education. It opens on June4 with a very eclectic programme of everything “from opera to folk,from chamber music to jazz, to the poetry of the spoken word.” Allthis takes place in beautiful Roches Point on the southern shores ofLake Simcoe. The festival continues the next evening with a GalaConcert in Newmarket. The third and last day of the festival, Sun-18 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Whole Note.indd 119/05/2010 5:36:06 PMday, June 6, offers a variety of events including a parade, opera singersperforming from a raft and workshops at the Varley Art Gallery.For those of you who would like to make it a weekend getaway, festivalpass holders will receive discounted rates from two really greatlocal resorts, the Briars and Whispering Pines Inn.Music Mondays and the Music GardenYou don’t, of course, have to leave the metropolis to hear music besidea lake or in an historic venue. Music Mondays offers a wonderfulseries of concerts at noon on Mondays at Holy Trinity Churchfrom June right through to Labour Day and the Music Garden offersa great variety of music in an enchanting downtown lakeside location.Summer in Toronto just isn’t complete without at least one concertfrom each of these series.Off the Beaten TrackGallery 345, at 345 Sorauren Avenue in Toronto’s west end, betweenLansdowne and Roncesvalles, has become a really busy venue overthe past couple of years. I gave a concert there myself with pianistElena Tchernaia, a couple of years ago – and can say from experiencewhat a great place it is to perform in, with its lively acousticsand friendly ambience. In this magazine, there are six concerts listedthere between June 4 and 30.On June 6, the first of what I expect will be many concerts atMerriam Music in Oakville is taking place. Since Merriam Musicis a high-end piano dealership, you can expect to hear high calibremusic making on great instruments at these events. At this openingevent the performers will be Adrean Farrugia, Robi Botos, andStu Harrison, performing on three different pianos, covering a broadrange of repertoire in a unique three-piano format. Take note, pianists:in his message to me, Stu Harrison wrote: “We’re also lookingto expand the series in 2011 to include recording possibilities for artistswho want an inexpensive method of recording live events on aFazioli, or like pianos.”I’ve often written about the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety, which for those who live in K-W is right on the beaten path,of course. In this issue there are a staggering 16 events listed takingplace in three locations, the Music Room, Maureen Forrester Halland Keffer Memorial Chapel.The Arts and Ideas Studio, located in what used to be a bank inan aging and definitely off the beaten track suburban location onO’Connor Drive, just northeast of St. Clair Avenue East, is used as adance studio. With an intimate atmosphere, good acoustics and greatlight, however, this is a perfect venue for chamber music. The firstof three concerts currently scheduled for the Studio will be on June19, with the young jazz group Café Olé playing all original music byits leader, bassist Justin Shaskin; and the newly formed EnsembleEspressivo with clarinettist Nicolai Tarasov, Yours Truly on flute anda t.b.a. guitarist performing a delightful trio by the early 19th centuryguitarist-composer Francesco “Powerful Molino, and among versatile” other things.John Terauds, The TorontoStarElsewhere in the NewsAt intermission during a performance of the opera Giiweden on May14, I spoke to Aradia director Kevin Mallon, who told me he’d justbeen appointed artistic director of Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestrain Ottawa. There’s a resonance here between orchestra and conductor.Mallon, after all, is best known as an early music specialist.It was Tafelmusik that brought him to Toronto in the first place,and he has made a name for himself Call the and St. many Lawrence recordings Centreas Box the Office directorof the Aradia Ensemble. Indeed, at 416-366-7723 only a couple or 1-800-708-6754of years ago ina WholeNote review of Aradia’s Israel or book in Egypt on-lineCD, at www.stlc.comreviewer RobertTomas dubbed him “Canada’s crown princeVisit usofatperiodwww.hssb.caperformance” –hastening to add that “frequently he is invited to guest-conduct standardrepertoire and contemporary music.”It will be interesting to see what new directions Mallon takes theLong & McQuadeMusical Instumentsensemble in.Photo by R. DiVitoAllan Pulker is a flautist and a founder of The WholeNote whocurrently serves as Chairman of The WholeNote’s board of directors.He can be contacted at classicalbeyond@thewholenote.com.BRASS WEEKIN TORONTOJUNE 13-20, 2010World’s Biggest Brass EventSunday June 13th 11:00 rehearsal 12:00 Concert, The Assembly Hall atKipling Ave and Lakeshore Blvd. Howard Cable, The Canadian Brass, TrueNorth Brass, Hannaford Silver Band. Let’s break the record of 596! Musicavailable at www.iwbctoronto2010.comCanadian Celebration ConcertWednesday, June 16th, 7:30pm. Weston Silver Band, newly formed ViceroyBrass with Gillian MacKay, Alastair Kay, Trombonistas, and many othersoloists! $30 Adults $20 Seniors and Students.Lina AllemanoThurs. June 17th, 2010 1:30pm Concert and 2:30 pm Clinic. $20 / $10Come and hear Canada’s own brilliant Jazz trumpeter with her ensemble.Making Music Rocks!Thurs. June 17th, 2010 7:30pm. $30 / $20. Includes Britain’s Bella Tromba,Australia’s CAZZBO – jazz tubist; Japan’s Ladies Brass Band; Americanchamber groups and soloists.True North Brass and 417FIVEFriday, June 18th 2:30 pm. $20/$10. Toronto’s True North joins forces withmembers of the National Arts Centre and Montreal symphonies for quintetstandards and original music.Tribute ConcertFriday, June 18th 7:30pm. $30 /$20. The Monarch Brass Ensemble –Michelle Rakers conducting (US Marine Band), Julie Landsman, PrincipalHorn of the Met; Susan Slaughter, Principal Trumpet of St. Louis.Afternoon Showcase ConcertSaturday, June 19th, 2:30pm. $20 / $10. “Nanook of the North” film withShirley Hoffman, Anita McAllister’s trumpet ensemble, Amy Horvey solotrumpet.Saturday Night Live at HumberSaturday, June 19th 8pm. $30/$20. Munich’s Abbie Conant One WomanShow; Symbiosis; Bella Tromba; Fergus McWilliam, Erika Raum and LydiaWong trio; Allene “Powerful Hackleman and solo versatile” horn; Japan’s Ladies Brass Band.John Terauds, The TorontoStarAll above concerts at Humber College Lakeshore AuditoriumGrand Finale withBrass BellesSunday June 20, 2010, 3:00 p.m. • Jane Mallett TheatreCall the St. Lawrence Centre Box Officeat 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754or book on-line at www.stlc.comVisit us at www.hssb.caDr. Gillian MacKay, Guest Conductor • Solo artists from theLong & McQuadeInternational Women’s Brass Conference • www.iwbctoronto2010.comMusical InstumentsOur season finale is in fact the grand finale of the first International Women’s Brass Conference tobe held in Canada. Our soloists include Bonnie Denton - Euphonium, Susan Rider - Cornet, JoanWatson - Horn, Gail Robertson - Euphonium and Carol Jantsch - Tuba. This concert includes worksby Joan Tower, Dorothy Gates and the premiere of Elizabeth Raum’s Jason and the Golden Fleecein a new version for brass band commissioned by the HSSB. Sponsored byThe Hannaford Street Silver Band is grateful for the assistance received from its corporate and its many individual donors, and from the following:Photo by R. DiVitoTickets: 416-366-7723 / 1-800-708-6754 or stlc.comBrass BSunday June 20, 2010, 3:00 p.m. • Jane MDr. Gillian MacKay, Guest Conductor • SolInternational Women’s Brass ConferenceOur season finale is in fact the grand finale of tbe held in Canada. Our soloists include BonnieWatson - Horn, Gail Robertson - Euphonium anby Joan Tower, Dorothy Gates and the premierein a new version for brass band commissionedThe Hannaford Street Silver Band is grateful for the assistance received from its corporate and its many individual dAll proceeds from IWBC concerts support a music program for youth inEtobicoke South. Sponsored by Lakeshore Arts and co-hosted byDenny Christianson, Humber College Music Department.Go to www.iwbctoronto2010.com for a complete list of events includingBrass Olympics: throw a tuba and win. Register for entire week and SAVE!Includes masterclasses, clinics, jazz improv boot camp, brass ensembles.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 19


Beat by Beat / In With the NewJune Bouquetjason van eykAndrew Staniland, composer ofDark Star Requiem.Toronto is a city of constant musical discoveries. While the concertseason is quickly coming to a close, the summer festival seasonstarts to build, bringing with it a range of fresh new experiences.And for lovers of new music, June bursts open in a bouquet ofnew works and visiting artists.First up is the Luminato Festival, which opens its 2010 musicseries to showcase new music that is resonant in both its celebratorynature and serious content.In partnership with Soundstreams, and with the help of 684 publicvoters, Luminato has selected composer Robert Johnson’s MajesticFanfare to serve as the festival’s official fanfare. This royal flourishwill accompany the Rainbow King – the ruler of the world, createdby Festival artists FriendsWithYou – throughout Luminato 2010.Keep an ear open for the Luminato brass quintet, appearing throughoutthe festival, in order to hear this fanfare live!Soundstreams is certainly no stranger to this ceremonial andcelebratory form, engrained in musical cultures throughout theworld. In 2006, they presented new works by composers and quartetsfrom Canada, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and Swedenin the soaring Barbara Frum Atrium at the CBC Broadcasting Centre.Sixty-plus trumpet players positioned throughout the balconiespremiered these short works to usher in the 2006 soundaXis Festival.In 2009, Soundstreams commissioned James Rolfe for a new fanfareto celebrate the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards, which wasalso offered as a gift to Mayor David Miller.You can get an advance listen to their latestfanfare project at the Soundstreams’ Salon 21event on June 7, starting at 7:30pm at the GardinerMuseum. The salon is free, but be sureto reserve your seat in advance. These eventsfill up fast. You can do so at salonfanfare.eventbrite.com.On June 11 and 12, we will finally get toexperience the world premiere of Dark StarRequiem – the concert-length project frommuch-in-demand composer Andrew Staniland(winner of the 2009 CBC National CompositionPrize) and internationally recognizedpoet Jill Battson. Staniland and Battson metas participants in Tapestry New Opera Works’highly successful Composer-Librettist Laboratory.Their early experiments in creating operascenes sparked an exciting new partnershipthat led to numerous projects, including LinguaElastic(2006) – an exploration of the contemporarycollisions of humanity and electronicmedia through live vocal performance (byBattson) and interactive electronics (by Staniland)– for the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Placesseries.Tapestry invited the duo back in 2006 to write Ashlike on theCradle of the Wind, a poetic and elegiac mini-opera that reveals ourattitudes towards sex and love in the shadow of AIDS. Even in thoseearly days, Staniland and Battson had expressed the desire to collaborateon a much larger work – a secular oratorio that tackles the majorissues of our times. The current commission from Tapestry andLuminato has given them the space to bring that desire to fruition.Tapestry’s decision to re-mount Ashlike this spring for their veryfirst Opera to Go Revival was a prescient move in light of Dark StarRequiem’s world premiere. This full-scale dramatic work traces the25-year history of AIDS from its origins to the present day. Theevocative, poetic content weaves in topics from ecology to myth, politicsto family. While the libretto includes fragments from the traditionalLatin requiem mass, the overall perspective remains humanisticrather than religious. By focusing on the intimate and personalface of AIDS, Staniland and Battson hope that Dark Star Requiemwill resonate with a broad audience. Based on past experiences withthis duo’s work, and the remarkable creative team behind this production(The Gryphon Trio and the Elmer Iseler Singers join a quartetof talented vocal soloists conducted by Wayne Strongman), thework should resound strongly. For more information visit www.tapestrynewopera.com.To reservetickets visit www.luminato.com.In between the Luminatoevents, Gallery 345’s concert calendaris really heating up. Here,the new music comes from Edmonton-basedpianist Roger Admiral,who delivers a solo recitalon June 11. Admiral is atrue contemporary music aficionado.He studied piano with HelmutBrauss, Peter Smith and VirginiaBlaha, and graduated with a doctoratefrom the University of Alberta,where he now coaches contemporarychamber music. FromPianist Roger Admiral.1990 to 1993 he was a member of the unique two-piano/two-percussionHammerhead Consort. And since 1997 he’s been part of DuoKovalis with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey. For this Torontoperformance, Admiral focuses primarily on music of the “VictoriaSchool” of Canadian composition, including works by Alfred Fisher,Linda Catlin Smith, Christopher Butterfield and Howard Bashaw.For more details, visit www.gallery345.com.Nestled amongst all of the above is the returnof the Music Gallery’s Summer CourtyardSeries, taking contemporary music out ofthe concert hall and into the intimate setting ofSt. George the Martyr’s open-air spaces. Presentedin partnership with Wavelength andcurated in affiliation with Montreal’s Suoni peril Popolo Festival, these four concerts featureinternational stars from the worlds of avantpopand new composed music who have beenselected especially to suit this unique setting.New music lovers will want to take noteof the series’ opening concert, which includesNew York cellist Julia Kent. After years ofplaying cello with a myriad of artists and ensembles,from Antony and the Johnsons tothe chamber-rock trio Rasputina, Kent retiredto her Lower East Side apartment to makemusic inspired by touring and the disjunctionsof travel. Incorporating multi-tracked cello,omnichord, and field recordings from airportsaround the world, her melancholy compositionsache with “romanticism and rich melodicism.”Much like our own Owen Pallet ofFinal Fantasy fame, Kent has perfected the art of using live loopingand effects to create rich layers of melody and rhythm in her solocello concerts throughout Europe and the UK. We’ll get to experiencethe full effect live on June 9.Another treat will be the double bill featuring classically trainedsoundscape composer/multimedia artist William Basinski with Toronto-basedaudio contortionist and collaborative creator Neil Wiernik.Wiernik, who also works under the pseudonym “naw” is creativelyconcerned with various types of storytelling, using abstractenvironments and spaces as his tools. We’ll get to hear both composers’tales on June 12. For more information and to buy tickets, visitwww.musicgallery.org.Jason van Eyk is the Ontario Regional Director of the CanadianMusic Centre. He can be contacted at: newmusic@thewholenote.com.20 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Beat by Beat / World ViewFestivals and Morekaren agesJune is the month in which The WholeNote releases its “GreenPages” guide to summer music festivals – and there are at leasttwo with events coming up that are obvious picks for world musiclovers.The 11th annual Muhtadi International Drumming Festival takesplace June 5 and 6. The festival launch event is June 3 at the WychwoodBarns (7 – 10pm), and a parade on June 5 leaves RamsdenPark at 10am ending up at Queen’s Park, where performances continueto 8pm, as well as noon to 8 on June 6. The festival will showcasearound 30 different groups or performers, representing drummingtraditions from around the globe, with a focus this year on“Women in Rhythm.” For more details, visit www.muhtadidrumfest.com.The other major host of world music events over the summer is ofcourse Harbourfront Centre, which launches its World Routes seriesof mini festivals on July 1, running every weekend through September6. For the 2010 series, Harbourfront explores a “global to local,Haiti’s L’Orchestre Septentrional appears at Harbourfront on July 3.and local to global” theme in its programming. Canada Day eventsinclude “Gypsy Melody,” Roma music from Slovakia at 1pm, andvocalist Cheryl L’Hirondelle presenting contemporary songs expressingthe Cree world view at 6:30 (Redpath Stage). “Hot Spot” runsJuly 2 – 4; highlights include The Toronto International FlamencoFestival, featuring dancers, singers and musicians, and L’OrchestreSeptentrional, an 18-piece big band from Haiti, on July 3. Visitww.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldroutes2010 for more details.Harbourfront also launches its annual Summer Music in theGarden series of free Thursday and Sunday concerts at the TorontoMusic Garden. On July 1, there’s a concert featuring traditionalMohawk songs sung by the Ahkwesasne Women Singers, and theworld premiere of a new piece by Barbara Croall, performed by thecomposer and clarinetist Peter Stoll. For full schedule, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/torontomusicgarden.Toronto’s Luminato Festival has a few free noteworthy events:June 12, “Rock the Casbah” and “An African Prom” runs from 1 –11pm at Queen’s Park, and features performances by Montreal banjomaestro Karim Saada, the Maryem Tollar Ensemble, Algerian-bornrocker Rachid Taha, Nigeria’s Tony Allen, Mali’s Bassekou Kouyateand American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck. Kouyate, a master of thengoni, the banjo’s African ancestor, was a contributor to Fleck’s filmand recording project Throw Down Your Heart, which you can catchthe same day at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Luminato also presents aWorld Music Celebration on June 20, the closing day of the festival,at Queen’s Park, noon – 6.Another festival offering a taste of music outside the Western“classical” tradition is Music at Sharon, which presents Ensemble Polarison June 13. They’re known to play a host of unusual folk instruments,performing music from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Scotlandand Canada.And there’s still plenty happening on the usual concert curcuit.The Canadian Opera Company continues its noon-hour concert seriesat the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, with Nagata Shachu, Toronto’sJapanese Taiko ensemble that performs both traditional andnewly composed works, June 3. The Toronto Children’s Chorus presents“Around the World in 80Minutes” on June 5, featuringmusic from Africa, Asia, Australia,New Zealand, South America, andEurope, including a new klezmerwork by Martin Van de Ven, clarinetistwith guest performers Beyondthe Pale klezmer ensemble.In association with Roy ThomsonHall, Small World Music presentsPersian vocalist MohammadReza Shajarian, with the ShahnazEnsemble, June 6. One of the mostwell known performers of Iranianclassical music, Shajarian hashad a career spanning over 40 years,both at homeand internationally.He’ll be accompanied by an ensemble of 15instrumentalists, directed by Iranian composerand tar player Magid Derakhshani. Small Worldalso presents Italian singer/songwriter CarmenConsoli at the Mod Club on June 20. See www.smallworldmusic.com.As well, the Toronto Chinese Music Schoolpresents a concert of classical and contemporaryChinese music, June 25 at the P.C. Ho Theatrein north Toronto. Instruments featured includethe huqin, erhu, gaohu and pipa. And last but notleast, Toronto’s Shevchenko Musical Ensemblepresents a feast of Ukrainian and other folk,classical and contemporary music, featuringthe Shevchenko Choir, the Toronto MandolinOrchestra, vocal and instrumental soloists andthe Desna Ukrainian Dance Company, June 27 at the Isabel BaderTheatre.Enjoy the warm weather (and the music) – and see you in July!Karen Ages can be reached at worldmusic@thewholenote.comSunday October 24 • 3 p.m.Kaffeemusik500 Years of English SongSaturday December 4 • 8 p.m.O Magnum MysteriumOpening Notes • 7 p.m.Music & MysteryMohammad Reza Shajarianappears at Roy Thomson Hallon June 6.2010/2011Mark 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.caJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 21


JUNE 9-15SUMMERCOURTYARDSERIESFeaturingWILLIAMBASINSKIFROG EYESGROUPERJULIA KENTPOCAHAUNTEDand more!8pm • $10-$20 / $40 all access series passPOCAHAUNTEDWILLIAM BASINSKITHURSDAY JUNE 17VANDERMARK 5Heavy jazz hitters from Chicago • Part of VTOtenLocation: SPK, 206 Beverley St.8pm • $15-$25 / Advance tickets at Ticketweb.caTHURSDAY JUNE 24COMPOSEYOURSELF!A Fundraiser for the Music GalleryCelebrity non-musician composers create pieces for an improvising super-group!Featuring:BOYD DEVERAUX (HOCKEY PLAYER)JOHN GREYSON (FILMMAKER)CHRISTOPHER HOUSE (DANCE ARTIST)SHAWN MICALLEF (WRITER)CHARLES PACHTER (VISUAL ARTIST)KERRI SAKAMOTO (AUTHOR)8pm • $50 / Advance tickets at Ticketweb.caBECOME A MUSIC GALLERY MEMBER AND SAVEON TICKET PRICES! Email info@musicgallery.orgThe Music Gallery • 197 John St. • Toronto M5T 1X6416-204-1080 • www.musicgallery.orgBeat by Beat / BandstandWomen of Brassjack macquarrieBrass week is coming to Toronto. As mentioned in last month’scolumn the International Women’s Brass Conference will beheld June 16-20 in Toronto at the Humber College LakeshoreCampus. All of the performances during the week are at the auditoriumof that campus. While the conference itself is restricted to thosefour days, organizers have planned a smorgasbord of musical eventsfrom serious academic sessions to whimsical anyone-can-join rompsin the park. Space considerations limit how much detail I can includehere, so I’ll try to highlight events of general interest. For registrations,ticket prices for performances, directions to venues and otherinformation visit the IWBC website, www.iwbctoronto2010.com.The first of the public participation affairs has been billed as“The World’s Biggest Brass Event!” The plan is to make an attempt atthe world’s largest brass assembly ever. This will take place on Sunday,June 13, on the grounds of the Assembly Hall at Kipling Avenueand Lakeshore Boulevard, adjacent to the Humber campus. Rehearsalwill begin at 11am with the grand performance at 12 noon. Thiswill be open to men, women and children of all ages and abilities,and music will be available ahead of time online at www.iwbctoronto2010.com.Anyone with an instrument that’s made of brass and is capableof producing a musical scale will be eligible to participate. (Havingsaid that, yes, most saxophones are made of brass, but you won’tbe eligible to play along if that’s your chosen instrument.) Join theheadliner groups, True North Brass, Canadian Brass and HannafordStreet Silver Band for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to performin such a musical aggregation. Whether it be a French horn, Wagnertuba, mellophone, bass trumpet, contrabass trombone, helicon,saxhorn, flicorno or keyed bugle, get out your brass instrument andperform under the baton of distinguished Canadian conductor andcomposer, Howard Cable. (Personally, I haven’t decided yet whetherto take my bass trumpet or my Soviet Army rotary valve baritonehorn.) They need every able-bodied brass player in the Torontoarea, as the record to beat is 596 players. Let’s all try to help seta new Brass Event record. Remember, you too could be on Youtube!A minimum donation of $2 is requested, and proceeds will go to theestablishment of a music programme for underprivileged youth inthe Lakeshore area, sponsored by Lakeshore Arts.June 14 and 15 are reserved for the 2010 Susan Slaughter InternationalBrass Competitions. Named for the founder of the IWBC,these competitions are for performers (both women and men) of allbrass instruments. It’s my understanding that these are now fullybooked, and that there are no further openings for competitors.While there are a wide variety of clinics, workshops and othersessions for conference delegates, there is a plethora of concertsopen to the public as long as tickets are available. Peforming ensembleshail from near and far. Local groups include the Weston SilverBand, the True North Brass, and the Hannaford Street Silver Band.From further afield we’ll have the Monarch Brass and the ViceroyBrass from the USA, the Japanese Ladies Brass Band, Bella Trombafrom the UK, and more. You’ll find details on all these concerts inSection A of The WholeNote’s listings.Another fun-for-all happening will be the “Brass Olympics,” Saturday,June 19 from 5 to 7:45pm on the east side of the Humber Collegegrounds. If you’re frustrated with your brass playing abilities,then perhaps you should test your athletic prowess with one of these.For the muscular macho types there is the Tuba Toss to see who canthrow a tuba the greatest distance out into Lake Ontario. There willbe a line attached to retrieve the instrument after each competitor’stoss. For those wanting a challenge requiring more finesse, therewill be the Horn Bell Frisbee Throw, the Trumpet Pin Game or theTrombone Balance competition. There will be prizes and fanfares,22 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


lots of fun, and a dinner at a nearbychurch.The conference wraps up with aconcert appropriately named “BrassBelles,” presented in conjunctionwith the Hannaford Street SilverBand at the St. Lawrence Centre.An array of brass band showpiecesby international composers will beperformed by an all-female cast ofsoloists and led by guest conductorGillian MacKay. Soloists includeCarol Jantsch, principal tubist of theConductor Gillian MacKay.Philadelphia Orchestra; Susan Rider,lead cornet soloist with the US Marine Band; Bonnie Denton, euphoniumsoloist with the US Coast Guard Band; Gail Robertson, euphoniumsoloist performing J. Scott Irvine’s Concertino; and JoanWatson, principal horn of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.To provide a taste of the talent level expected at these events, Iwas sent a CD of tuba solos by Jantsch. She’s the young lady whostartled the orchestral world by winning the prestigious tuba positionin Philadelphia, thereby beating out some of the finest playersin the world in a normally male-dominated position. After her firstperformance with the orchestra in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Carolhad to rush back to write her final examinations at the University ofMichigan.In her CD, entitled Cascades, she displays a virtuosity rarelyheard on a tuba. From the intricacies of a tango by Piazzolla, theallegro from a Khachaturian violin concerto and the ever popularClarinet Polka she displays a technique normally only expected ofmuch smaller instruments. She then shifts gears to a lyrical Adagioby Shostakovich where she showcases her tone and range. She willbe one of the soloists at the Brass Belles concert.On another front, we have news from Resa Kochberg. From timeto time we have mentioned Resa’s Pieces Concert Band, establisheda number of years ago by Kochberg. The stated philosophy of thatgroup from the beginning has been “to provide an opportunity forpeople to return to playing instruments that they had not touched foryears.” Now Kochberg is launching a new venture: the Resa’s PiecesStrings. The RPS will be launched in September and will be underthe directorship of Ric Giorgi, who will be welcomed into the Resa’sPieces “family.” Look for more information in a later issue of thismagazine, or contact them at: strings@resaspieces.org.In the meantime CBC Radio is producing a documentary onResa’s Pieces Concert Band. This is scheduled to be aired as partof “Sunday Edition,” which airs on CBC Radio One (99.1 FM) onJune 6 – just before the band’s concert that evening.Please write to us: bandstand@thewholenote.comDefinition DepartmentThis month’s lesser known musical term is: “CORAL SYM-PHONY”: a large multi-movement work from Beethoven’s CaribbeanPeriod. We invite submissions from readers.Coming Events Please see the listings section for full details.• Wednesday, June 16, 7:00: The Etobicoke Community Concert Bandpresent the first of their Twilight Concerts in the Park. There will bea community BBQ, 5:00 to 7:00. Admission is free.Down the Road• Between July 18 and August 21: The National Band of the Naval Reservewill be performing a series of concerts in various locationsthroughout Southern Ontario to commemorate the 100th anniversaryof the establishment of the Royal Canadian Navy.Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments, and hasperformed in many community ensembles. He can be contacted at:bandstand@thewholenote.com.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, YanagisawaTORONTO’SNEWEST CLASSICALPRINT MUSICHEADQUARTERSHARKNETTMusical Services Ltd.MUSIC BOOKSBEST SELECTIONOF POPULAR &EDUCATIONAL MUSICPiano - Guitar - Instrumental905-477-11412650 John Street, Unit 15(Just North of Steeles)www.harknettmusic.comDedicated 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.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 23


Beat by Beat / Early MusicTown and CountryBaroqueSimone DesiletsAs usual, there’s no shortage of interest on the early music scenethis month, as the 2009/10 season draws to a close and the2010 summer season begins.Viva BiancaLuna Biffi is a name I hadn’t heard before, untilI was alerted to her presence at three different concert series inSouthern Ontario this month. This engaging Italian musician has asolid grounding in medieval fiddle, renaissance viola da gamba, baroquecello and voice, and she’s a specialistin the late 15th/early 16th-century form ofItalian secular song known as the frottola, apredecessor to the madrigal.Biffi has revived a long-lost art practisedby late renaissance and early baroque musicians,singing the upper line of the songswhile performing her own arrangementof the other voices on the viola d’arco (nomean feat!) – and, judging from the audiofiles I’ve heard, she’s a consummate and I’llbet completely delightful musical storytellerwith a twinkle in her eye, a smile in hervoice and an apt sense of accompaniment onher instrument.The one-woman show she brings to Canadais Fermate il Passo (“Stay a moment,passer-by!”). She describes it as a mini- orproto-opera (opera as we know it had yet tobe born), that charts the course of love fromsunset to night to dawn. I thought it mightbe interesting to follow her around and havea look at this area’s summer festivals whereshe’ll be performing.On June 19 you can hear Biffi at KnoxUnited Church in Ayr, one of the GrandRiver Baroque Festival’s two venues. I thinkshe’ll fit in well with the spirit of this festival– it really is a feast of wonderful performers and very unusualprogramming. Artistic directors Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jacksonhave conjured up three days of celebration that include a masqueradegala with fireworks, a concert-combination of Vivaldi andPiazzolla, and another concert of music by Glenn Buhr, MathieuLussier, Vivaldi and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. There’s earlymusic mixed with pop (“Pop-Period Fusion”) and fencing demonstrationstoo. It all takes place from June 18 to 20, just west ofKitchener in the Buehlow Barn and a bit south of that in Ayr.Then, after appearances at the Montreal Baroque Festival (June25) and in Quebec City, Biffi returns to Toronto on July 4 for theToronto Music Garden’s “Summer Music in the Garden” series, curatedby Tamara Bernstein. The design of this lovely public gardenwas inspired by a Bach unaccompanied cello suite – an appropriatesetting for early music – and Biffi’s performance there will be thefirst of this year’s early music lineup. (There will be more news ofwhat’s to come in the July/August WholeNote.)Biffi’s final appearance in this area is on July 5 at the Church ofthe Holy Trinity, in its “Music Mondays” series. Right in the middleof downtown Toronto, you can spend an hour or so on a Mondayafternoon in this quiet setting, enveloped in intimate music-making.Tafelmusik’s “Baroque Summer Institute” is a comprehensivetraining programme in baroque performance, now in its ninth yearMulti-talented Italian musicianViva BiancaLuna Biffi.and held at U of T’s Faculty of Music. It attracts about 85 participantsfrom around the world – and no wonder: study includes orchestraand choir rehearsals, masterclasses, opera scene study forsingers, chamber ensembles, private lessons, lectures and workshops,classes in baroque dance, and concerts. This year’s Institutetakes place from June 6 to 19. During this time four concerts willbe presented – June 7, 12, 16 and 19 – featuring either Institute participantsor faculty, and ending in a “Grand Finale” with combinedforces in a baroque extravaganza. Both faculty and students are topnotch,and one couldn’t go wrong in checking out the fruits of theirlabours.A few more concertsHelmuth Rilling came to town a few weeks ago to conduct theToronto Symphony and collaborating artists in stunning performancesof Bach’s B Minor Mass. A lot of it is still in my ear, and I rememberhaving particular “heroes” within the performing forces –one of whom was the first cellist, whose sheer commitment to thebeauty and inexorability of her line was rivetingto hear and to see. Winona Zelenkawas the cellist – featured in the magazinethis month. She’ll be playing at theGlenn Gould Studio on June 6, to celebratethe release of her new two-CD recording ofBach’s cello suites.About 40 kilometres north of Torontostands the Sharon Temple, a unique architecturalbeauty and a testimonial to the visionof the Children of Peace, who built itin the 19th century. The “Music at Sharon”concert series takes place there on Sundayafternoons, and Ensemble Polaris (a groupdifficult to classify) appears there on June13. While they seek to explore the music ofnorthern countries and traditions, many ofthe members of this group are early-musicspecialists as well, and you can hear ancientinfluences in their varied and colourfulsoundscape.Also on June 13, the Toronto EarlyMusic Centre presents the last of its “MusicallySpeaking” series for this year. EnsembleL’indiscrète performs the Pièces de clavecinen concerts by Rameau, as well as music byMarais, Buxtehude and Telemann, on harpsichord,baroque violin and viola da gamba.Another concert at the Sharon Temple that is clearly devoted toearly music is a performance by Les Voix Baroques, on July 4. Acelebrated ensemble specializing in vocal works from the Renaissanceand Baroque, they will perform music by Charpentier andCarrisimi.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.24 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Beat by Beat / Choral SceneThriving and InventiveBenjamin SteinI’ve been writing the “Choral Scene” column for The WholeNotesince last fall – and my short time writing this column leads meto the happy conclusion that our local choral music scene is thrivingand inventive.To be sure, the final concerts of the season attest to the livelinessand diversity of the choral scene. For instance, on June 2, the TorontoChoral Society performs The Resting Place of Pioneers, an interestingprogramme that combines music and story to illuminatethe journeys and exploits of the first settlers of Toronto. The centerpieceof the concert is Toronto composer Eleanor Daley’s tunefuland appealing setting of the Requiem text. In Newmarket on 5June, the Blue Bridge Festival Choirand Orchestra perform two relativelyrare choral pieces, Weber’s Mass inE flat and Vaughan Williams’s Serenadeto Music. And on July 1, First Nation’sgroup the Ahkwesasne WomenSingers will be singing at the Queen’sQuay Toronto Music Garden, combiningtraditional Mohawk songs with anew work by distinguished Canadian-Odawa composer Barbara Croall.Four more concerts demonstratethe breadth of current choral activity. Composer Barbara Croall.On June 2, the St. Thomas’s AnglicanChurch choir performs music to celebrate Canadian composerand music director Walter MacNutt, who served at St Thomas’s from1954-1977. Toronto’s Jubilate Singers celebrate their 40th anniversarywith a concert on June 5. On June 13 the Headwaters Concert Choirsings Inspiration, a fundraising concert for First Nations’ children inOntario. And the Niagara Vocal Ensemble perform the intriguinglytitled Night Music – A Women’s Voice in Stratford on June 28.One of the hidden bargains of the early summer are the free concertsgiven as part of the TafelmusikBaroque Summer Institute.Combining Tafelmusik musicianswith the up-and-coming talentswho attend the Institute, concertsrun on June 7, 12 16 and 19. Priorto this, Tafelmusik will be closingits run of Handel’s sprawling Israelin Egypt on June 1. This massivework has some of Handel’smost dramatic and inventive choruses,and is in fact more choirheavythan the more famous Messiah.Those looking for a Handelchorus fix to tide them over for thesummer need look no further.Those who prefer their choralmusic to come from religioussources and “serious” composersmay turn their noses up at concertsthat draw upon music fromareas such as music theatre, filmand television. But as anyone whohas tried can attest, singing popularmusic well is a good deal harderthan it may appear, and thework of a classically trained musiciantruly comfortable in popularstyles is both rare and a pleasureto experience. In this crossover vein, the Choralairs of North Yorkperform a free pops concert at Earl Bales Park Community Centre,and Toronto’s East York Choir presents a programme of operaand music theatre (both on June 6). As well, Burlington’s HarlequinSingers perform “Here Comes Broadway” on June 4-6, and Barrie’sBravado! Show Choir performs “Reel Music” on June 11-12.On the classical end, Bach’s Magnificat in D is performed onJune 5 by the St. Anne’s Concert Choir and Orchestra, with all concertproceeds going to help repair the historic and unique St. Anne’sParish. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto Symphony Orchestraperform Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 9 on 16-17 June.The two groups also collaborate the next night for “Scheherazade,” aRussian-themed programme of Khachaturian, Rimsky-Korsakov andRavel. The Victoria Scholars perform “Choral Explorations” on June2, as part of the Canadian Opera Company’s vocal series, and aficionadosof British choral music can attend a “Concert of 20th CenturySacred Music” by the visiting Choir of St. Chad’s College, (Universityof Durham) at Toronto’s Church of St. Mary Magdalene onJune 11.June brings the opportunity to hear a new oratorio, the Dark StarRequiem, written by young Toronto-based composer Andrew Staniland.Tackling the twenty-five-year modern history of the AIDS epidemic,the Elmer Iseler Singers, Gryphon Trio and four vocal soloistsperform this work on June 11-12 as part of the Luminato Festival.As well, three youth choir concerts take place this season, allon June 5: the Mississauga Children’s Choir presents “Eine KleineJazz Musik”; the Guelph Youth Singers present “Whistle While YouWork,” songs of carpenters, clowns, goatherds, sailors and pirates;and the St. Mary’s Children’s Choir presents “It’s a Grand Night ForSinging.”Finally, on 14 June, the Cantabile Chorale of York Region performs“Strawberries and Song 2010,” with strawberries and icecream, raffles and more. Any choral concert that includes strawberriesgets my vote! Happy singing and concertgoing to all during thesummer months.Benjamin Stein is a tenor andtheorbist. He can be contactedat: choralscene@thewholenote.com.SINGERS WELCOMEAmateur & ProfessionalAuditions for 2010/11 Season:••Welcome Yule••Handel’s Messiah••Gala CabaretDavid J. KingCONDUCTORSUMMER SIGHT-SINGING & VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASSESwww.allthekingsvoices.ca 416 225 2255PETER MAHONSales Representative416-322-8000pmahon@trebnet.comwww.petermahon.comThe Grand Philharmonic Choir,based in Kitchener, Ontario,announces the appointmentof Mark Vuorinen as ArtisticDirector, effective July 1, 2010.Mark is music director of theToronto Chamber Choir, a leadingearly music ensemble. Heis also the George Black Fellowin Sacred Music at the Churchof the Redeemer, Toronto, andis completing his Ph.D. at theUniversity of Toronto. Markis founding artistic director ofToronto Choral Artists, a semiprofessionalgroup that championsemerging Canadian works.Mark replaces Howard Dyck,who retires this summer after38 years leading the GrandPhilharmonic Choir.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 25


photo jim gallowayBeat by Beat / Jazz NotesJazz Legaciesjim gallowayRob McConnell of the Boss Brass.Another death in thefamily. Less than twoweeks after the passingof Gene Lees, the rankswere thinned even moreby the passing of Rob Mc-Connell. But the legacy leftby him leaves no doubt thathis music will live on. LikeDuke Ellington, the orchestrawas his instrument andhis arrangements will be aliving memorial to his greattalent as an arranger.A native of London,Ontario, he took up thevalve trombone in highschool and began his performingcareer in the early 1950s. In 1954 he played in Edmontonwith the band of saxophonist Don (DT) Thompson. Back in Torontohe played piano in drummer Alex Lazaroff’s Rhythm Rockets andtrombone with Bobby Gimby before moving to New York for severalmonths in 1964 to play, mainly with Maynard Ferguson’s big band.On his return to Toronto he became one of the busiest studiomusicians and arrangers in town. At one point he was doing the BobMaclean Show five days a week, playing the Juliette Show, both onCBC plus any number of jingles. Whichever way you slice it, Mc-Connell was a very successful studio musician, but the real satisfactioncame from playing jazz, mostly in small group settings until heformed the Boss Brass in 1968. The band’s first engagement was atthe Savarin, an attractive watering hole on Bay Street in Toronto. Asthe band’s name suggests, it originally had no reeds. The instrumentationwas 16 pieces consisting of trumpets, trombones, french horns,and a rhythm section – but no saxophones, much to the chagrin ofthe local reed movers and shakers. Eventually McConnell repentedand introduced a saxophone section in 1970. He also added a fifthtrumpet in 1976, bringing the total to 22 members.Inevitably it took some time for the band to be recognized in theUnited States, but Times jazz critic Leonard Feather, in 1986, proclaimedit the jazz band of the year. Now this was long after the heydayof big bands and for such a group to win critical and a degree offinancial success was quite remarkable - an achievement all the moreextraordinary when you consider the fact that five Juno and threeGrammy awards were accumulated by the Boss Brass over the years.I think it’s fair to say that it was because of the Boss Brass thatMcConnell was regarded as one of the major Canadian jazz musicianson the world stage. In 1997 he gave up the unenviable tasks ofrunning a big band and formed a 10-piece group which still had theunique McConnell sound and with which he continued to work untilbad health forced him to slow down.As a person, McConnell had his light and dark sides – we allhave different facets to our personality and he was certainly no exception– and was not always the easiest of people. He could begrumpy and difficult to work with, but those of us who knew himoffstage also saw a much more gentle, good natured man in contrastto the crusty persona he could present.He had a biting sense of humour, and pity on anyone on the receivingend of it. I like to think of him as the Don Rickles of jazz.!There was also a wry side to his humour. His close friend, TedO’Reilly recalled the following little episode.“The Boss Brass did a CJRT concert at the Ontario Science Centrefor me one time, and it was intense. Setting up a 22-piece or-chestra, complete with microphone setups and sound checks washard work. To add to that, we got word that Dizzy Gillespie was goingto come to the concert. It went well, of course, but at the end ofthe hour, with an empty hall, there was Rob collecting all the music,packing his horn; and me, wrapping up mic cables and puttingequipment away. Rob stopped, shook his head and laughed, saying‘Here’s the reward of the jazz world: you the producer, me the leader– where’s the broom to sweep the floor?”Like many great artists McConnell coped with feelings of insecuritythroughout his career, using that bluff exterior he presentedto the world as a cover. Not that he was modest or insecure in his beliefin the greatness of the Boss Brass – and rightly so.On a personal note, I’m proud of the fact that in my last year asartistic director of the Toronto Jazz Festival I was able to presentMcConnell and the Boss Brass in what was to be their final performance.When I called him he really didn’t want to go to the troubleof getting the Brass together, and suggested that I hire the tentet instead.For my part, I knew exactly what I wanted, and fortunately Iwas able to convince him that a July 1 noon-hour concert in the marqueeat City Hall and free to the public would be a perfect way tocelebrate Canada Day, and that the Boss Brass had to be the band.Just before the start of the performance on that day we had a fewprivate minutes together, and it was quite clear that Rob was lessthan well. We walked to the tent and I know it was an effort for himto even get onstage, but there he was, cracking a joke, making theaudience and his musicians feel good and launching into what was tobe the last hurrah.Drummer Dennis Mackrel summed it up nicely: “Rob Mc-Connell was a giant among musicians and one of the finest arrangersof his day or anyone else’s. To listen to his writing was a lessonin excellence, and remains one of the best examples of just how highthe bar can be!”Thank you, Rob, for the musical pleasure you gave to fansaround the world and the music that will continue to inspire youngplayers for years to come. The boss is dead – long live the BossBrass.Hank JonesAs I was writing about Rob McConnell, word came in that we hadlost yet another jazz master with the passing of pianist Hank Jones.Born in 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, he outlived two youngerbrothers, trumpeter, composer Thad and drummer Elvin, surely oneof the most musical families in jazz.Jones was a prodigious talent and revered by every other pianoplayer. Case in point: seven years ago The WholeNote printed apiece I wrote after spending an afternoon with Oscar Peterson. Italked about his huge talent as an accompanist, knowing when to usehis great technique and when to leave spaces, and O.P. said, “Doyou know who my teacher was? It was Hank Jones.” He then spokeFeaturing some of Toronto’s best jazz musicianswith a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers ClergySunday, June 6, 4:30 pmGORDON SHEARD TRIOSunday, June 20, 4:30 pmKIRK MACDONALD &BRIAN DICKENSONSunday, July 4, 4:30 pmBRIAN BARLOW BIG BAND (part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival)Steve McDade, Blair Yarranton, Brian O'Kane (trumpets); John Johnson,Andy Ballantyne, Alex Dean, Perry White, Bob Leonard (saxophones);Michele Gagnon (French horn); Russ Little, Al Kay, Doug Gibson (trombones);Robi Botos (piano); Scott Alexander (bass); Brian Barlow (drums)Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge Street, (north of St. Clair at Heath St.)416-920-5211 www.thereslifehere.orgAdmission is free; donations are welcome.26 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


about the Jazz At The Phil concertswhen the closing of theshow would feature Ella Fitzgerald,accompanied by Jones.“Hank would be right there, playingfor Fitz and I’d soak up whateverI could, ‘cause he taughtme everything I know about it. Ilearned from Hank Jones. I’m notashamed to say that – I’m proudto say it.”Jones leaves a wonderful legacy,and although we feel sorrowwe should also celebrate his remarkablyrich gifts.Hank Jones.Happy listening and make some of it live jazz.Jim Galloway is a saxophonist, band leader and the former artisticdirector of Toronto Downtown Jazz. He can be contacted at: jazz@thewholenote.com.Music TeachersMake a Difference!We’re proud to help you promote your educationalservices. Your message will appear in 30,000 copies ofThe WholeNote, distributed to more than 1,000 locationsthroughout Southern Ontario. We offer:• Classified ads • Marketplace & display advertising• Web advertising • Online directoriesFor more information, contact education@thewholenote.com or phone Karen, 416-323-2232 x26.Students want to find you – make sure you’re ontheir map!THEAdvertisers IndexABA Music and Arts Centre 44Alexander Kats 44All Saints Kingsway AnglicanChurch 32All the Kings Voices 25Allan Pulker 45Amadeus Voice Studio 45Amoroso 43ARRAY new music centre 46Arts and Ideas Café 34ATMA 5Birthday Series 32Bloor Cinema 50Blue Bridge Festival 16Bryson Winchester 46Canadian Dalcroze Association 9Canadian Opera Company 10CanClone Services 49Choirs Ontario 33Christ Church Deer Park JazzVespers 26City of Toronto HistoricMuseums 16Classical 96.3fm 63Cosmo Music 10Counterpoint CommunityOrchestra 29Dancap Productions 7Dancap Productions 61Denise Williams 45East York Choir 31Elora Festival 57Emile Belcourt 45Festival of the Sound 17Gallery 345 29George Heinl 24Glionna Mansell Corporation62Grand Philharmonic Choir 25Grand River BaroqueFestival 13Harknett Musical Services 23Heliconian Hall 46Hymn Society, SouthernOntario Chapter 44International Womens’ BrassConference / Hannaford StreetSilver Band 19Jenavieve Moore 32Jubilate Singers 30, 45Kindred Spirits Orchestra 33Le Commensal 46Liz Parker 45LIZPR 49Lockwood ARS 46Long & McQuade 27Luminato 2Montreal Baroque Festival 57Music at Sharon 17Music Gallery 22Music Mondays 59Music Toronto 9No Strings Theatre 44Norm Pulker 46North York Concert Band 29Opera By Request 31Ori Dagan 27Oriana Women’s Choir 44Orpheus Choir 18Pasquale Bros. 46Pattie Kelly 45Peter Mahon 25Philharmonic Music Ltd. 45Roger Bergs 45Sound Post (The) 23St. Olave’s Church 30Steve’s Music Store 23Stratford Summer Music 64Studio 92 46Sue Crowe Connolly 45Sweetwater Music Festival 15Tafelmusik 4Toronto Chamber Choir 21Toronto Children’s Chorus 30Toronto Summer Music Academyand Festival 14, 60Toronto Symphony Orchestra 3Trio Moonshine 33Victoria Scholars 31Vocal Horizons Chamber Choir32Westben 59Yamaha School of Music 45Young Centre for the PerformingArts 29June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 27


The WholeNote ListingsTheWholeNote listings are arranged in five sections this issue:A.GTA (Greater Toronto Area) covers all ofToronto 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 36.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 37.D.In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 40.E.Announcements Et Cetera is for lectures,symposia, master classes and other musicrelatedevents (except performances) that maybe of interest to our readers. Starts on page 44.A 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; andartists or venues may change after listings are published. Please checkbefore you 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, DOUBLE ISSUE alert! The next issue covers the periodfrom July 1 to September 7, 2010. All listings for that period must bereceived by 6pm Tuesday June 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 x27for further information.listings zone map Visit our website to see a detailed version ofthis map: www.thewholenote.comTuesday June 01• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Around Iberia. Selectedworks from Albeniz’ Iberia suites, alsomusic by de Falla and others. Koichi Inoue,piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8321. Free.• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music atMidday: Emily Sun, violin. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).• 7:00: Out of the Box Productions.Opera Erotique. Adria McCulloch, soprano(Anaman); Margaret Bárdos, mezzo (Igma);Alexander Hajek, baritone (Arro). TranzacClub, 292 Brunswick Ave. 1-888-222-6608.Pwyc.• 7:30: Dancap Productions. Jersey Boys.Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. Also June 2-6, 8-13, 15-20,22-27, 29-July 4, 6, 7 and beyond.• 7:30: Leaside United Church. Jim andJean Strathdee in Concert. Hymn and songwriters.822 Millwood Rd. 416-425-1253.$10.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Israel in Egypt. TeriDunn, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor;Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; SumnerThompson, baritone; Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra and Chamber Choir; Ivars Taurins,director. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $39-$89.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rock ofAges. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St.W. 416-872-1212. $28-$150. Also Jun 2-6,8-13, 15-20, 22-27.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Mamma Mia!Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W.416-872-1212. $69-$110. Also June 2-6,8-13, 15-20, 22-27, 29-July 4, 6, 7 andbeyond.Wednesday June 02• 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. John Palmer, organ. 1585 YongeSt. 416-922-1167. Free.• 5:30: Canadian Opera Company. VocalSeries: Choral Explorations. Music by Biebl,Chesnokov, Daley, de Morales, Raminsh,and Victoria. The Victoria Scholars, JerzyCichocki, musical director. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.416-363-8321. Free.• 7:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Funny Girl. Lennart, Style & Merrill. AshleyMedeiros-Felix (Fanny); Julie Lennick (Mrs.Brice). Fairview Library Theatre, 35 FairviewMall Dr. 416-755-1717. $25.• 7:00: Out of the Box Productions. OperaErotique. See June 1. $25-$30.• 7:30: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church.Music and Memories: Celebrating WalterMacNutt. Sacred and secular vocal and choralmusic by Walter MacNutt; also a suite forpiano. Choirs of St. Thomas’s Church, JohnTuttle, director; Peter Tiefenbach, piano; DeniseWilliams, soprano; James Tuttle, tenor;Giles Bryant, host. 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323 x5. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).• 7:30: Toronto Choral Society. TheResting Place of Pioneers. Daly: Requiem;and other works to honour Toronto’s pioneers.Geoffrey Butler, conductor; WilliamO’Meara, accompanist. Eastminster UnitedChurch, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-410-3509.$25; $20.A. Concerts In The GTAThursday June 03• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.World Music Series: New Traditions inTaiko. A musical journey presented by theJapanese taiko ensemble Nagata Shachu.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8321. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.Jonathan Oldengarm, organ. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211.Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atthe Met: Richard Hansen, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x51.• 2:00: Northern District Library. Orchardviewers:Master Class Players. A groupof mature performers will play classic worksfor piano. 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.• 2:00: Smile Theatre. Sweet Dreams: ATribute to Patsy Cline. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. $10.• 2:00 & 7:30: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. Panasonic Theatre,651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. $25-$45.Also June 4-6, 10-13.• 7:00: Muhtadi International DrummingFestival. Festival Launch. Artscape WychwoodBarns, 601Christie St. 416-504-3786.• 7:00: Out of the Box Productions. OperaErotique. See June 1. $25-$30.• 8:00: Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation.Israel Makes Music. Works by Bach,Mozart and Brahms. Michal Beck, cello;Yevgeny Yontov, piano; Udi Nave, clarinet.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-932-2260/1-888-222-6608. $25.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Lisa Bozikovic andKite Hill with Ferriswheel. 197 John St. 416-204-1080 x1. $10.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Chopin and Mahler. Chopin: Piano ConcertoNo.2 in f Op.21; Mahler: Symphony No.1 inD “Titan”. Peter Oundjian, conductor; IngridFliter, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-872-4255. $29-$128.Friday June 04• 7:00: Latvian Guild of Organists USA,Canadian Chapter. Latvian Organ FestivalConcert No. 1. Roberts Hansons and Vita Kalnciems,organ. St. John’s Latvian LutheranChurch, 200 Balmoral Ave. 416-626-8910.$20; $10(st).• 7:00: Out of the Box Productions. OperaErotique. See June 1. $25-$30.• 7:00 to 10:00: Waterfront Blues Festival.Erin McCallum, Fathead. WoodbinePark, 1681 Lakeshore Blvd. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 7:30: Graham Jackson, piano. In Recital.Chopin: 1st and 3rd Ballades, 24 Preludes,and other pieces. Church of the ChristianCommunity, 901 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan.905-737-5314. $15.• 7:30: Music at Metropolitan. There is aDelight in Singing. Songs by Purcell, Handel,Mozart, Fauré and Liang. Janet Obermeyersoprano; Leslie De’Ath, piano; additionalmusicians. Metropolitan United Church, 56Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x51.28 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


• 7:30: Performing Arts York Region.Young Artists’ Concert. Finalists for the annualFounders’ Scholarship with other youngmusicians. Thornhill Presbyterian Church,271 Centre Street, Thornhill. 905- 886-7905. $25, $20(sr); $10(st).• 7:30: TCDSB Staff Arts. Lullaby ofBroadway. Music from The Sound of Music,Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables,Phantom and others. Cardinal CarterAcademy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave.416-222-8282 x2787. $20; $15(st).• 8:00: Bloordale United Church. FinestKind. Folk trio. 4258 Bloor St. W. 416-622-6309/416-621-8050. $20.• 8:00: Blue Bridge Festival. OpeningCabaret. De La Salle Hall, 940 Metro Rd. E.,Jackson’s Point. 289-470-1099. $20.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 8:00: Gallery 345. See Through Trio. 345Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $15(sr);$10(st).• 8:00: Harlequin Singers. Here ComesBroadway. Music from South Pacific, Carousel,My Fair Lady, Camelot, West Side Storyand other shows. Drury Lane Theatre, 2269New St., Burlington. 905-637-3979. $20.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. A JewGrows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 9:00: Latvian Guild of Organists USA,Canadian Chapter. Latvian Organ FestivalConcert: Seven Chances. Andrei Streliaevimprovises on the piano to the 1925 silentfilm. St. John’s Latvian Lutheran Church,200 Balmoral Ave. 416-626-8910. $10.Saturday June 05• 10:00am: Muhtadi International DrummingFestival. Parade of the Drums. RamsdenPark to Queen’s Park. 416-504-3786.• 1:00 to 10:00: Waterfront Blues Festival.John Dickie & Steve Hunter, Two MenFrom Earth, Shawn Kellerman, Paul Reddick,Blackburn, and others. Woodbine Park, 1681Lakeshore Blvd. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 12:00 noon to 8:00: Muhtadi InternationalDrumming Festival. DrummingFestival. Queen’s Park. 416-504-3786.• 2:00 & 7:30: Mississauga Children’sChoir. Eine Kleine Jazz Musik. From Mozartto Ellington. Royal Bank Theatre, Living ArtsCentre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. $20.• 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 5:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra.NYCO Music Festival Recital. Performancesby participants in the 2010 NYCO MusicFestival. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 LonsdaleRd. 416-628-9195. $25; $20. (Ticket.Intimate late-night cabaret concerts in the Distillery Historic DistrictEvery Saturday night at 10 pmJune 5Patricia O’CallaghanJune 12Denzal SinclaireJune 26Chris Whiteley &Diana BraithwaiteJuly 3The Anaïs Projectwith Patricia O’Callaghan,Miranda Mulholland &Romina Di GasbarroJohn Edward LiddleConductorCity NightsSaturday, June 5 -- 7:30 p.m.Al Green TheatreMiles Nadal Jewish Community Centre750 Spadina Avenue, TorontoTickets: $15Children under 12 admitted free416-652-2077www.northyorkconcertband.caRachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 3 July 10Sharron MatthewsJuly 17John AlcornJuly 24Heather BambrickTickets $15Fully licensedResident Artist Program: Cabaret Series Sponsor: Public Support:June 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 29


A. Concerts In The GTAcreation2009 - 2010 CONCERT SEASONAround the World in 80 MinutesAn extraordinary musical journey featuring the première ofa newly commissioned work from klezmer guru Martin vande Ven. With special guests Beyond the Pale.Sat Jun 5 2010, 7:30 pm - Koerner Hall273 Bloor Street West (Avenue & Bloor W.)Tickets: $44.50-34.50ticketsThe Royal Conservatory 416.408.0208www.rcmusic.caAS LOW AS$35A CONCERTprice includes 7:00 reception and 8:00 NYCOSymphony Orchestra concert.)• 6:00 & 8:30: Massey Hall & Roy ThomsonHall. United Sounds Project. Gypsyand flamenco music, with poetry; AntonitasD’Havila, director. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. W. 416-872-4255. $20.• 7:00: James Lowrie and PatrickPower. Guitar Music at Knox Chapel. Worksby Bach, Aguado, Best, Dyens, Walton. KnoxChapel, 59 Saint George St. 416-561-7288.$7; $5(st).• 7:00: Latvian Guild of Organists USA,Canadian Chapter. Latvian Organ FestivalConcert No. 2. Anita Gaide, Andrei Streliaev,Roberts Hansons, Vita Kalnciema, Ingrid Gutberg,organ. St. Andrew’s Latvian LutheranChurch, 383 Jarvis St. 416-626-8910. $20;$10(st).• 7:00: Mississauga Festival YouthChoir. The Nature of Song. St. Patrick’sCatholic Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga.416-662-1453. $10; $25(family).• 7:00: Out of the Box Productions. OperaErotique. See June 1. $25-$30.• 7:30: North York Concert Band. CityNights. Band music from Broadway, movies,jazz and more. John Edward Liddle, conductor.Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JewishCommunity Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-652-2077. $15; free (children 12 and under).• 7:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Raisethe Roof with Bach. Bach: Magnificat in D;also works by Vivaldi. St. Anne’s ConcertChoir and Orchestra; Corinne Lynch, LauraSchatz, Lorelle Angelo, soprano; ClaudiaLemcke, mezzo; Bernie Lynch, tenor; MarcPotvin, bass; Ori Segal, Daniel Norman,conductors. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-922-4415. Freewill offering ($10 suggested). Allproceeds to repair Historic St. Anne’s Parish.• 7:30: TCDSB Staff Arts. Lullaby ofBroadway. See June 4.• 7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus.Around the World in 80 Minutes. Van deVen: new klezmer work; and music fromCanada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, NewZealand and South America. Toronto Children’sAlumni Chorus; Beyond the Pale; EliseBradley, artistic director. Koerner Hall, RoyalConservatory, 273 Bloor W. 416-408-0208.$34.50-$44.50.• 8:00: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club. LynnMiles. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. $20.• 8:00: Blue Bridge Festival. GalaConcert. Weber: Mass in E flat; VaughanWilliams: Serenade to Music; Tze Yeung Ho:premiere. Blue Bridge Festival Choir and Orchestra;Ardeleana Trio and guests. TrinityUnited Church, 461 Park Ave. Newmarket.289-470-1099. $20.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 8:00: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.In Concert. Rachmaninoff: PianoConcerto No.3; Mozart: Divertimento in DK131; Lewis: If I could be; Tchaikovsky: TheSeasons - June Barcarole (arr. for brass byRosenzweig); Rimsky-Korsakov: CapriccioEspagnol. John Alonso, piano. Saint Luke’sUnited Church, 353 Sherbourne. 416-925-9872 x206. $20; $16 (advance); $5 (youth13 and under).• 8:00: Harlequin Singers. Here ComesBroadway. See June 4.• 8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. I(Furiosi) Declare War. Guests: Kris Kwapis,baroque trumpet; Olivier Fortin, harpsichord.Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave.416-536-2943. $20; $10(sr/st).• 8:00: Jubilate Singers. 40th AnniversaryConcert. Greatest hits and chorister favouritesfrom years past. Sherry Squires, conductor;Juha Tikkanen, piano. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-536-5750. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).• 8:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra.Words and Letters. Beethoven: CoriolanOverture, Op.62; Schafer: Adieu RobertSchumann; Schumann: Symphony No. 1 inB flat Op.38 “Spring”. Grace Church onthe-Hill,300 Lonsdale Rd., 416-628-9195.$25; $20.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Chopin and Mahler. See June 3.• 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Spring Delight.Beethoven: Choral Fantasy; Thompson:Frostiana. Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor;guest: Dorothy Yu, piano. Church of St.Martin in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. $20; $15(sr/st).• 10:00pm: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night CabaretSeries: Patricia O’Callaghan. Cabaret classics,rock covers and original songs. RobertKortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach, piano. 55Mill St., Building 49. 416-866-8666. $15.Sunday June 06• 11:00am & 1:00pm: Blue Bridge Festival.York Region Fingerstyle Guitarists. ToogoodPond, Unionville. 289-470-1099. $8.• 12:00 noon to 8:00: Muhtadi InternationalDrumming Festival. Festival Finale.Queen’s Park. 416-504-3786.• 1:00 to 6:00: Waterfront Blues Festival.Michelle Malone; James Armstrong; TheAlexis P. Suter Band. Woodbine Park, 1681Lakeshore Blvd. E. 416-698-2152. Free.• 1:30: CAMMAC / McMichael Gallery.Vivace Chamber Players. 10365 IslingtonAve., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. $15; $9(sr/st).• 1:30: Choralairs of North York. InConcert. Broadway, pop and folk songs. EarlBales Park Community Centre, Social Hall,4169 Bathurst St. 416-636-8247/416-631-0029. Free.• 1:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds.Invitation to the Dance. Arnold: Four ScottishDances; Reed: Armenian Dances; Weinzweig:Round Dance; Barber: Adagio. AndrewChung, conductor. St. Michael’s CollegeSchool – Centre for the Arts, 1515 BathurstSt. 416-652-2077. $15, $10(sr/st).Sun. 6th June at 4 p.m.Choral Evensongfor D-Day + 66plus strawberries andFOR THOSEAT SEALight music with Canada’s newWychwood Clarinet ChoirMichele Jacot, conductor; plus a shorttalk with famous author Sue CarelessSt. Olave’s ChurchBloor and Windermere416-769-568630 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


• 2:00: Harlequin Singers. Here ComesBroadaway. See June 4.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto.Juan Tomas Show Band. Bossa nova, lightjazz, and flamenco guitar. Scarborough CivicCentre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766.Free.• 2:00: Royal York Road United Church.Sundays @ 2: It’s All About Love. Halley:Love Songs for Springtime; and other worksabout the many aspects of love. Choirs andSoloists of Royal York Road United Church;Kelly Galbraith, director; Ellen Meyer, piano;Valerie Cowie, trumpet; and other musicians.851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401. $20.• 2:00: TCDSB Staff Arts. Lullaby ofBroadway. See June 4.• 2:00 & 7:00: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 3:00: Consulate General of the Republicof Poland. Walter Buczynski, piano.2603 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-252-5471.Free.• 3:00: East York Choir. StageSong.Favourites from opera and musical theatreby Purcell, Bizet, Verdi, Gershwin, Bernsteinand others. Jennie Such, soprano; VilmaIndra Vitols, mezzo; Martin Houtman, tenor;Bryan Estabrooks, baritone; and others;Jenny Crober, artistic director; ElizabethAcker, accompanist. Eastminster UnitedChurch, 310 Danforth Ave. 647-260-0740.$20; $15(sr); $10(st).• 3:00: Gallery 345. Duo Cornelia inconcert. Works by Mozart, Debussy, Pepa,Rachmaninov and Gershwin. 345 SoraurenAve. 416-822-9781. $20; $15(sr/st).• 3:00: Music at Sharon. Wallis Giunta,mezzo, Steven Philcox, piano. Works bySchumann. Temple of the Children of Peace,18974 Leslie St., Sharon. 416-872-4255.$35. 2:30: Pre-concert chat.• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. ChoralEvensong: For Those at Sea. WychwoodClarinet Choir, Michele Jacot, conductor.360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Bydonation.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park.Jazz Vespers: Gordon Sheard Trio. 1570Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free (donationswelcome).• 7:00: Merriam Live. In Concert. RobiBotos, Adrean Farrugia and Stu Harrison,piano. 2359 Bristol Circle, Oakville. 905-829-2020 x255. $20.• 7:30: Unionville Symphonia and Chorus.In Concert. Duruflé: Requiem; Khatchaturian:Violin Concerto; Haydn: Te Deum. IanClark, violin; Stuart Beaudoin, conductor.Central United Church, Main St. N., Unionville.905-474-0183. Freewill donation.• 7:30: Victoria Scholars. Postcards fromAround the World. Folk songs, spirituals andmusic of diverse cultures. Jerzy Cichocki,music director. Our Lady of Sorrows Church,3055 Bloor St. W. 416-761-7776. $25;$20(sr/st).• 8:00: Massey Hall & Roy ThomsonHall/Small World Music. Mohammad RezaShajarian and Shahnaz Ensemble. Persianmusic. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. $49.50-$89.50.Monday June 07• 12:15: Music Mondays. Raymond Spasovski,piano. Music by Bach, Ginastera, andothers. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySquare. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5 ormore suggested).• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Summer Festival:Delightfully Baroque. Ann Monoyios,soprano; Rufus Müller, tenor; TafelmusikBaroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.416-964-9562. Free.Tuesday June 08• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Musicat Midday: Matthew Coons, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 2:00: Peter Margolian and Friends.Chamber Music Concert. Fauré: La luneblanche luit dans les bois; N’est-ce pas?;Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano;d’Indy: Piano Quartet. Peter Margolian,piano; Steve Prime, violin; Peter Samuelson,horn; Gina Maenhaut, violin; John Whittacker,viola; Alan Shantz, cello. NorthernDistrict Public Library, 40 Orchard ViewBlvd. 416-769-5253. Free.• 7:00: Thornhill Community Band. 7thAnnual Festival of Winds. Broadway, classical,popular, traditional and new music.The Victoria Scholars present an internationalnatitionalprogramme of music for men’s voices as they tourthe globe. With songs that build bridges – folk songs,spirituals, and music of diverse cultures – the Scholarsshare their own brand of harmony, peace, and goodwill.SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010 7:30OUR LADY OF SORROWS CHURCH3055 Bloor Street West (half-block west of the Royal York subway)Tickets and Info 416.761.7776 / www.victoriascholars.caDenny Ringler, conductor. Westmount CollegiateInstitute, 1000 New Westminster Dr.,Vaughan. 416-223-7152. Free.• 8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano.Roger Admiral, piano. Fisher: Fantasy Pieces;Catlin Smith: Underfolding; Butterfield:Pillar of Snails; Bashaw: Form Archimage.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20;$15(sr/st).• 8:00: Resa’s Pieces Concert Band. 11thGala Concert. Richmond Hill Centre for thePerforming Arts, 10268 Yonge St, RichmondHill. 905-787-8811.Wednesday June 09• 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonday Recital. NicholasSchmelter, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free.• 7:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 7:30: Alli’s Journey. 5th Annual BenefitConcert: Take My Hand. Amanda Martinez,Jully Black, The Rural Alberta Advantage,Evening Hymns, and others. Koerner Hall,Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $99.• 7:30: Opera By Request. I Capuleti e IMontecchi. Bellini. Vanessa Lanch, soprano(Giulietta); Shannon Coates, mezzo (Romeo);Graham Thomson, tenor (Tebaldo); JohnHolland, bass baritone (Lorenzo); KyleMacdonald, bass baritone (Capellio); WilliamShookhoff, music director and pianist. CollegeStreet United Church, 452 College St.416-455-2365. $20.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Grouper & JuliaKent. Guests: The Dead Letters. 197 JohnSt. 416-204-1080 x1. $15.Thursday June 10• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.Alexa Wing, soprano, Peter Bishop, keyboard.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-920-5211. Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atthe Met: Choir of St. Chad’s College, Durham.Metropolitan United Church, 56 QueenSt. E. 416-363-0331 x51.• 2:00: Northern District Library. Orchardviewers:Ken and Mark Sparling, banjoand guitar. Classic and popular songs byBach, Beethoven, Stanley, Fleck, and others.40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.• 2:00 & 7:30: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 7:30: All Saints Kingsway Church.Watoto Children’s Choir. Choir from Uganda.2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. See adnext page.• 7:30: Prater Ensemble. Celebration ofMarriage or Return of Cellist. Works by June 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 31


Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff. TorontoMendelssohn Trio. College St. UnitedChurch, 454 College St. 647-929-1738.$20-$30; $10(sr/st).• 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 8:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts.Westray’s Swing House. Ron Westray andEnsemble. Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. $15; $12(st).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Yannick & Yundi. Chopin: Piano ConcertoNo.1 in e Op.11; Bruckner: Symphony No.9in d. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; YundiLi, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. $36-$134.Friday June 11• 6:00 & 7:30: University Settlement Musicand Arts School. End of Term StudentRecitals. St. George the Martyr Church, 197John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free.• 7:30: Birthday Series. Richard Strauss.Lieder; Quartett in A Op.2; MädchenblumenLieder Op.22; Sonata for Violin and PianoOp.18: Improvisation; Drei Lieder der OpheliaOp.67. Allison Arends, Sarah Parkin, sopranos;Catherine Sulem, Gretchen Paxson-Abberger, violin; Elizabeth Morris, viola;Michelle Kyle, cello/piano; Qazim Kallushi,bass; Trish O’Reilly, narrator. HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-944-2655. $20;$15(sr/st). Reception to follow.• 7:30: Church of St. Mary Magdalene.Concert of 20th Century Sacred Music.Works by Howells, Ireland, Stainer, Stanfordand Vaughan Williams. Choir of St. Chad’sA. Concerts In The GTACollege, University of Durham. 477 ManningAve. 416-531-7955. Pwyc.• 7:30: TCDSB Staff Arts. Lullaby ofBroadway. See June 4.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. FunnyGirl. See June 2.• 8:00: Luminato. One Pure Longing: Talirih’sSearch. Buddies In Bad Times Theatre,12 Alexander St. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $35. Also June 12, 13, 14.• 8:00: Luminato. The Infernal Comedy:Confessions of a Serial Killer. Vienna AcademyOrchestra; John Malkovich, actor.Massey Hall, 15 Shuter St. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $55-$125. AlsoJune 12.• 8:00: Luminato/Tapestry New OperaWorks. Dark Star Requiem. Staniland andBattson. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $30-$50.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. A JewGrows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 8:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts.Westray’s Jazz Hop. Ron Westray andEnsemble. Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. $15; $12(st).Saturday June 12• 12:00 noon: Tafelmusik. Baroque SummerFestival: Musical Interlude. Works byBach/Weiss, Biber, Vivaldi and Rameau.Members of the TBSI Faculty. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-964-9562. Free.• 1:00: University Settlement Music andArts School. Student Recitals. St. Georgethe Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free.• 1:00 to 11:00: Luminato. Global Music:Rock the Casbah & An African Prom.Queen’s Park North, Queen’s Park Cresc.416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. Free.• 2:00: Luminato. Vienna Academy Orchestra.Mozart: Symphony No.40; also worksby Haydn and Schubert. Martin Haselböck,conductor. Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427Bloor St. W. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $40.• 2:00 & 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company.Funny Girl. See June 2.• 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 7:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts:Moving Forward. Toronto Children’s ConcertChoir. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040Yonge St. 416-872-1111. $35-$15.In RecitalJenavieve Moore, sopranoPeter Tiefenbach, pianoSaturday, June 12th,7:30pmBloor Street United ChurchMusic by Strauss, Rachmaninoff,and PalomaAdmission by DonationReception to Follow• 7:30: Jenavieve Moore, soprano. InRecital. Works by Mozart, Strauss, Rachmaninoffand Paloma. Peter Tiefenbach,piano; Daniel Oliver, cello; Ema Nikolovska,violin. Bloor Street United Church, 300 BloorSt. W. 647-261-5362. By donation; receptionto follow.• 7:30: TCDSB Staff Arts. Lullaby ofBroadway. See June 4.• 7:30: Vocal Horizons. A Journey IntoSpring. St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 39 GreenLn., Thornhill. 416-831-9156. $20; $15(sr/st).• 8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra.Beethoven`s Fifth Symphony. Bach: Suitefor Orchestra No.3; Mozart: Concerto forFlute and Orchestra in G, K313; Beethoven:Symphony No.5 in c. Kristian Alexander,conductor; Emma Elkinson, flute. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W., 416-872-4255. $20; $15(sr/st). SOLD OUT• 8:00: Luminato. One Pure Longing: Talirih’sSearch. See June 11.• 8:00: Luminato. The Infernal Comedy:Confessions of a Serial Killer. See June 11.• 8:00: Luminato/Tapestry New OperaWorks. Dark Star Requiem. See June 11.• 8:00: Music Gallery. William Basinski.Guest: Neil Wiernik. 197 John St. 416-204-1080 x1. $20.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Yannick & Yundi. See Jun 10.• 8:00: Trio Moonshine. In Concert. HeliconianHall, 35 Hazelton Ave. Tchaikovsky:Trio in a Op.50; Rachmaninov: Trio in dOp.8; Jacobchuk: Trio “Moonshine.” 416-829-4829. $35; $25(sr/st).• 10:00pm: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night CabaretSeries: Denzal Sinclair. Jazz vocalist. 55 MillSt., Building 49. 416-866-8666. $15.Sunday June 13• 12:00 noon: International Women’sBrass Conference. World’s Biggest BrassEvent! Bring your instrument, to surpassCHILDREN’SCHOIROF AFRICAThursday JUNE 10 20107:30 PmP R E S E N T SThis internationallyrenownedchoir sharesits songs of hope andpeace in response to thetravesty of war and theHIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa.The tour gives the childrenconfidence and boldnessto help them rise up out oftheir own situations ofsadness and despair,while broadening theirworld view and exposingthem to other cultures.Suggested donation $20.The Birthday SeriesRichard StraussCelebrate Strauss’ life andmusic with a concert of hisbest-loved and rarely-heardworks on his birthdayFriday, June 11, 7:30 pmHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton AveAllison Arends, sopranoSarah Parkin, sopranoCatherine Sulem, violinGretchen Paxson, violinElizabeth Morris, violaMichelle Kyle, cello, pianoQazim Kallushi, double bassTrish O’Reilly, narratorString Quartet, op. 2Mädchenblumen Lieder, op. 22Drei Lieder der Ophelia, op. 672850 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON(Royal York Subway Station | Prince Edward/Bloor Intersection)www.allsaintskingsway.caCONTACT SHAWN GRENKE, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AT ÚÚÚÚTickets $20 (senior/student $15)Reservations: 416-944-2655Complimentary birthday cakeDoor prizes: Strauss’ music CDswww.birthdayseries.ca32 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


the official record of 596 players. CanadianBrass; Hannaford Street Silver Band; TrueNorth Brass; Howard Cable, conducting.Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith ParkDr. 416-259-8116. $2. 11:00am: Rehearsal.• 12:00 noon to 9:00: Orchestra Toronto.Music in the Air. Danielle Lisboa, conductor;guests: Ron Westray Jazz Ensemble; CaribbeanDance Ensemble; True North Brass;Mike Maxwell and Friends; St. Michael’sSchool Drum Line and Drum Circle. Mel LastmanSq., 5100 Yonge St. 416-467-7142.Free.• 2:00 & 7:00: Mirvish Productions. AJew Grows in Brooklyn. See June 3.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto.Island Accents. Scarborough Civic Centre,150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 2:00: University Settlement Music andArts School. Student Recitals. St. Georgethe Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free.• 2:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. MusicallySpeaking. Rameau: Pièces de Clavecinen Concerts; also works by Marais, Buxtehudeand Telemann. Ensemble L’indiscrète.Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq.416-464-7610. Pwyc.• 2:30: Vocal Horizons. A Journey IntoSpring. St. Rose of Lima Church, 3216Lawrence Ave. E. 416-831-9156. Freewilldonation.• 3:00: Mooredale Symphony Orchestras.Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat;Mozart: Divertimento in G; Telemann: KleineSuite in D. Anton Kuerti, William Rowsonand Clare Carberry, conductors. RosedaleHeights School of the Arts, 711 Bloor St. E.416-587-9411. $15; $10(sr/st).• 3:00: Music at Sharon. Ensemble Polaris.Music of Scandinavia, the Baltic countries,Scotland, and Canada. Temple of the Childrenof Peace, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon.416-872-4255. $35. 2:30: Pre-concert chat.• 3:00: Symphony Hamilton. Piano Extravaganza.Caplet: Quintet for Piano and Winds;Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano andStrings; Mozart: Symphony No. 25. St. Matthew’sAnglican Church, 126 Plains Rd. E.,Burlington. 905-526-6690. $25; $12(sr/st);$5(children under 12).• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Charlene Pauls and GeoffTiller. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free(donations welcome).• 7:30: Choirs Ontario. Oulainen YouthChoir. Finnish and Nordic traditional andcontemporary choral music. Tapani Tirilä,conductor. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 OldYork Mills Rd. 416-923-1144. $15.The Trio MoonshineNatalie Wong (Violin), Mahsa Madahian (Cello),Nadia Jacobchuk (Piano)Premiere ConcertP. Tchaikovsky TRIO in A-minor, Op. 50A. Jacobchuk TRIO “Moonshine”S. Rachmaninov TRIO in D-minor, Op. 8Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8:00 PMHeliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, TorontoInfo: (416) 829-4829• 7:30: Headwaters Concert Choir. Inspiration.Robert Hennig, conductor. ClaudePresbyterian Church, 15175 HurontarioStreet (Hwy. 10), Caledon. 905-495-6752.$10. Fundraiser for First Nations’ childrenin Ontario.• 7:30: Massey Hall & Roy ThomsonHall. Gwyndaf Jones. Welsh tenor. GlennGould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872-4255. $15-$35.• 8:00: Gallery 345. Matthew Shipp Trio.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $24.• 8:00: Luminato. One Pure Longing: Talirih’sSearch. See June 11.Monday June 14• 12:15: Music Mondays. Colleen Allen,jazz clarinet. Allen: Chase ‘n Me; Davis:Ruwenzori. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10Trinity Square. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc($5 suggested).• 7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region.Strawberries and Song 2010. June cabaretspectacular with audience participation. St.Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave.,Richmond Hill. 905-731-8318 $20; $5 (12and under).• 7:30: Luminato. Prima Donna. Wainwright.Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $50-$200. AlsoJune 16, 18, 19.• 8:00: Luminato. One Pure Longing: Talirih’sSearch. See June 11.Tuesday June 15• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music atMidday: Allan Pulker, flute. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).• 7:30: Luminato. All Days are Night:Songs for Lulu. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St.416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $45-$65• 8:00: Music Gallery. Frog Eyes. Guests:Pearly Gate Music & GUH. 197 John St.416-204-1080 x1. $20.Wednesday June 16• 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonday Recital. Andrei Streliaev,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167.Free.• 1:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Summer Festival:TBSI Orchestras and Choirs. JeanneLamon and Ivars Taurins, directors. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’sPark. 416-964-9562. Free.• 6:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven’s Ninth. Beethoven. Peter Oundjian,conductor; Marianne Fiset, soprano;Michèle Losier, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun,tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; TorontoMendelssohn Choir. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $20-$69.• 7:00: Etobicoke Community ConcertBand. Twilight Concert in the Park. Classicpops, Broadway tunes, movie themes, andbig band music. Applewood Homestead,Broadacres Park, 450 The West Mall. 416-410-1570. Free. 5:00: Community BBQ.• 7:30: Brott Music Festival. DjokicPlays Elgar. Beethoven: Leonore OvertureNo.3 Op.72b; Elgar: Cello Concerto in e;Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C. DeniseDjokic, cello; National Academy Orchestra;Boris Brott, conductor. St. Christopher’sAnglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington.1-888-475-9377/905-525-7664. $30;$25(sr); $10(st).• 7:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Canadian Celebration Concert.Weston Silver Band; Viceroy Brass Ensemble;mass trombone ensemble; guest soloists;Gillian MacKay, conductor. Humber CollegeLakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd.W. 416-259-8116. $30; $20(sr/st).• 7:30: Luminato. Canadian Songbook:40 Years of Cockburn. Bruce Cockburn andguests. Massey Hall, 14 Shuter St. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. $55-$85.• 7:30: Luminato. Prima Donna. See June14.Thursday June 17• 10:00am: Kingsway Conservatory ofMusic. Music with Markus! Children’s cushionconcert. 2848 Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. $5 (pre-registration required).• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.Jennifer Taverner, soprano. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211.Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atthe Met: Andrei Streliaev, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x51.• 1:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Lina Alemano and ensemble.Jazz trumpet. Humber College LakeshoreAuditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-Oulainen Youth ChoirConcert and workshop • June 13, 2010Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Road, TorontoFinland’s acclaimed youth choir led by master conductor Tapani TiriläRepertoire, trends and techniques of Finnish and Nordic choral musicWorkshop 2:00 P.M., $15 • Concert 7:30 P.M., $15For more information contact Choirs Ontario416.923.1144 • 866.935.1144 • info@choirsontario.orgJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 33


259-8116. $20; $10(sr/st). 2:30: Clinic.• 2:00: Northern District Library. Orchardviewers:Triolette. Vocal duets fromPurcell to Porter, including classical selections,contemporary art-songs, show tunes,and folk songs from around the world. 40Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.• 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’re A GoodMan, Charlie Brown. Lorraine Kimsa Theatrefor Young People, 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222. $20; $15(sr/st); $10(child). Also June18-19, 24-26.• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. Brampton Concert Band.Darryl Eaton, director. Gage Park, 45 MainSt. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 7:00 to 11:00: Burlington Sounds ofMusic Festival. Day One. We Are Bravest,Marianas Trench, 2112, For Those About toRock, Practically Hip. Waterfront Park, LakeshoreRd., Burlington. 905-333-6364. Free.• 7:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Making Music Rocks! BellaTromba; Japanese Ladies Brass Band; Cazzbo;Vanessa Fralick, tuba; chamber groups;and other artists. Humber College LakeshoreAuditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116. $30; $20(sr/st).• 7:30: Luminato. All Days are Night:Songs for Lulu. See June 15.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Vandermark 5. SPKPolish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverly St.416-204-1080 x1. $15-$25.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Beethoven’s Ninth. Beethoven: PianoConcerto No.2 in B flat; Symphony No.9.Stewart Goodyear, piano; Peter Oundjian,conductor; Marianne Fiset, soprano; MichèleLosier, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; BrettPolegato, baritone; Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-872-4255. $29-$128.Friday June 18• 2:30: International Women’s BrassConference. True North Brass and 417Five.Quintet standards. Humber College LakeshoreAuditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W.416-259-8116. $20; $10.• 6:00 to 10:00: Markham Village MusicFestival. Day One. Bollywood Dance,Tarana Dance, Uptown Swing Band, TriplePlay, King of Nothing, and other artists.North, Centre and South Stages, Main St.,Markham. 905-472-2022. Free.• 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’re A GoodMan, Charlie Brown. See June 17.• 7:00: Pisani, Kruisselbrink andDraisey-Collishaw. Sounds and Songs fora Summer Evening. Works by Bach, Grieg,Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams and Britten.Stefanie Pisani, soprano; Renee Kruisselbrink,piano; Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw,oboe. Bloor St. United Church, 300 BloorSt. W. 647-228-0985. $15; $10(adv);$25(families of 3 or more).• 7:00 to 11:00: Burlington Sounds ofMusic Festival. Day Two. Tim Chaissonand Morning Fold, Jason Collett, The Trews,Treasa Levasseur, Matt Anderson, and otherartists. Waterfront Park, Lakeshore Rd.,Burlington. 905-333-6364. Free.• 7:30: Brass A Peal. In Concert. Worksby Handel and The Beatles; also jazz andRenaissance repertoire. Agricola FinnishLutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 416-759-0817. $10.• 7:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Tribute Concert. Tributes toJulie Landsman of the Metropolitan OperaOrchestra and Susan Slaughter of the St.Louis Orchestra. Monarch Brass Ensemble;Michelle Rakers, conductor. Humber CollegeLakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd.W. 416-259-8116. $30; $20.• 7:30: Luminato. Prima Donna. See June14.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Scheherazade. Khachaturian: Waltz fromMasquerade; Three Armenian Songs; Adagioof Spartacus and Phrygia from “Spartacus”;Ravel: Shéhérazade; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade,Op.35. Peter Oundjian, conductor;Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; TorontoMendelssohn Choir. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $44-$165.Saturday June 19• 10:00am to 10:00pm: Markham VillageMusic Festival. Day Two. Thornhill CommunityBand, Marion Drexler Band, Fortysomething,Broken Bricks, Markham ConcertBand, ABBA Gold Live, and other artists.North, Centre and South Stages, Main St.,Markham. 905-472-2022. Free.• 1:00 to 11:00: Burlington Sounds ofMusic Festival. Day Three. Jay Sparrow,Elliott Brood, Great Lake Swimmers, HeyRosetta!, The Barettas, and other artists.Waterfront Park, Lakeshore Rd., Burlington.905-333-6364. Free.• 2:00 & 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’reA Good Man, Charlie Brown. See June 17.• 3:00: International Women’s BrassConference. Afternoon Showcase. “Nanookof the North” film; Anita McAllister’s TrumpetEnsemble. Humber College LakeshoreAuditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116. $30; $20(sr/st).• 3:30 & 8:00: Singing Studio. A Feastof Show Tunes. Broadway vocal repertoire.Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St.416-483-9532. $25.• 5:00: International Women’s BrassConference. Brass Olympics. Tuba Toss,Horn Bell Frisbee Throw, Trumpet Pin Game,Trombone Balance Competition, and more.Humber College Lakeshore Campus, 3199Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116.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.comTHEA. Concerts In The GTA • 7:00: Imaginus International. SummerSerenade. Music by Schubert. AlbinaMolodozhan, violin; Janina Kuzmas, piano.Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St.W. 647-728-9673. $30.• 7:30: Luminato. Prima Donna. See June14.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Baroque Summer Festival:Grand Finale. Featuring the TBSI participantsand Tafelmusik faculty. Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-964-6337.Free (tickets must be obtained in advance).• 8:00. Arts and Ideas Studio. Espressivoand Café Olé. Chamber music for flute, clarinetand guitar; also flamenco and jazz. CaféOlé (Dustin Shaskin, bass; Scott Metcalfe,piano; Paul Metcalfe, tenor saxophone;Benjamin Barrile, guitar; Bartek Kozminski,percussion); Ensemble Espressivo (AllanPulker, flute; Nicolai Tarasov, clarinet). 980O’Connor Drive. 416-778-7535. $10.• 8:00: International Women’s BrassConference. Saturday Night Live at Humber.Abbie Conant’s One Woman Show; SymbiosisTrio; Bella Tromba; Fergus McWilliam;Japanese Ladies Brass Band; and other artists.Humber College Lakeshore Auditorium,3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116.$30; $20(sr/st).• 11:00pm: Luminato/Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Beethoven’s Ninth. See Jun 16.Sunday June 20• 12:00 noon to 6:00: Luminato. WorldMusic Celebration. Queen’s Park North,Queen’s Park Cresc. 416-872-1111/1-866-577-4277. Free.• 1:00 to 8:00: Burlington Sounds ofMusic Festival. Day Four. Brad James;Grass Mountain Hobos; Tara Oram; GeorgeCanyon; Still Avenue; and other artists.Waterfront Park, Lakeshore Rd., Burlington.905-333-6364. Free.• 1:30: CAMMAC / McMichael Gallery.Darren Sigemundson. Jazz trombone. 10365Islington Ave., Kleinburg. 905-893-1121.$15; $9(sr/st).• 2:00: Cantores Celestes Women’sChoir. Untravelled Worlds. Renaissance,classical, contemporary Canadian andworld music. Kelly Galbraith, director; EllenMeyer, piano. Royal York Road UnitedChurch, 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401 .$20(suggested donation).• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto.Bonnie James. Scarborough Civic Centre,150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 3:00: Gallery 345. Mario Romano Quartet.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20;$15(sr/st).• 3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band/InternationalWomen’s Brass Conference.Brass Belles. Raum: Jason and the GoldenFleece; also works by Tower, Gates. CarolJantsch, tuba; Susan Rider, cornet; BonnieDenton and Gail Roberson, euphonium; JoanWatson, horn; Gillian Mackay, conductor.Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723/1-800-708-6754. $40; $35(sr);$15(st).• 3:00: Music at Sharon. Tokai StringQuartet. Haydn: String Quartet Op.50 No. 6“Frog”; Brahms: String Quartet in C Op.51No.1; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flatOp.44. Guest: Anton Kuerti, piano. Templeof the Children of Peace, 18974 Leslie St.,Sharon. 416-872-4255. $35. 2:30: Preconcertchat.• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. JazzVespers: Brandi Disterheft Quartet. 25 St.Phillips Rd. 416-247-5181. Pwyc.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. JazzVespers: Kirk MacDonald & Brian Dickenson.1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free (donationswelcome).• 8:00: Small World Music. Carmen Consoli.Italian singer-songwriter. The Mod Club,722 College St. 416-260-6655. $25.Monday June 21• 12:15: Music Mondays. Aaron Cotton,guitar. Oliva: Suite Montebello; Granados:Valses Poeticos. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521 x222.Pwyc ($5 suggested).• 7:30: Hyuntak Lee, piano. Solo Recital.Works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Chopin.Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-241-3043.Tuesday June 22• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music atMidday: Eric Osborne, organ. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).Wednesday June 23• 7:30: Brott Music Festival. ThePastorale. Rossini: Overture L’Italiana inAlgeri; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F“Pastorale”; Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.1in f; Debussy: Clarinet Rhapsody. GiampieroSobrino, clarinet; National Academy Orchestra;Boris Brott, conductor. St. Christopher’sAnglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington.1-888-475-9377/905-525-7664. $30;$25(sr); $10(st).Thursday June 24• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.Durval Cesetti, piano. Christ Church DeerPark, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free.• 2:00: Northern District Library. Orchardviewers:Norman Harrison. Jazz. 40Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free.• 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’re A GoodMan, Charlie Brown. 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• 7:00: Investors Group Thursday NightConcert Series. The Jazz Mechanics. GagePark, 45 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-874-2936. Free.• 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. GeoffreyGurrumul Yunupingu. Aboriginal musician.Enwave Theatre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. $24.50.• 8:00: Music Gallery. Compose Yourself.Fundraising concert with works by Devereaux,Greyson, House, Micallef, Pachterand Sakamoto. Parmela Attariwala, violin;Patrick Boyle, trumpet; Rob Clutton, bass;Christine Duncan, voice; Eve Egoyan, piano;and others. 197 John St. 416-204-1080x1. $50.Friday June 25• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. AlexPangman & Her Alleycats. Primus Stage,Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.416-928-2033. Free.• 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’re A GoodMan, Charlie Brown. See June 17.• 8:00 Music Gallery. The Wilderness ofManitoba. 197 John St. 416-204-1080 x1.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. NikkiYanofsky. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $35-$55.• 8:00: Toronto Chinese Music School.4th Annual Grand Chinese Music Concert.Classical and contemporary Chinese music.Ke Mei Jiang, huqin; Guo Chan Chen, erhuand gaohu; Macie He, pipa; and other artists.P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E.905-489-1188/416-292-9293. $33-$88.• 8:00: Wish Opera. Don Giovanni. POST-PONED TO OCTOBER.• 9:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. MarthaWainwright Sings Piaf. Great Hall, 1087Queen St. W. 416-870-8000. $30.Saturday June 26• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Darren Sigesmund Sextet. Toronto StarStage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 QueenSt. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 2:00 & 7:00: Beyond Boundaries. You’reA Good Man, Charlie Brown. See June 17.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. ClubDjango Sextet of Toronto. Primus Stage,Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.416-928-2033. Free.• 7:00: Collegium Musicum. CM Hour.Teachers and senior students. CollegiumMusicum Conservatory of Music, 12 PeterSt. S., Mississauga. 905-274-6100. Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. MiguelZenon Quartet; Hilario Duran Big Band.Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. $35.• 7:30: Danish Lutheran Church. NordicSingers in Concert. Nordic songs, classicalrepertoire, and music from opera, Broadwaymusicals and famous movies. 72 Finch Ave.W. 416-222-2494. $20; $10(st/child).• 10:00: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night Cabaret Series:Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite. Blues.55 Mill St., Building 49. 416-866-8666.$15.Sunday June 27• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Jim Galloway & Friends. Toronto StarStage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 QueenSt. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto.Brian Rose Little Big Band. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 2:00: Shevchenko Musical Ensemble.Annual Concert. Folk, World and Classicalsong, music and dance. Guests: Ira Erokhina,domra; Desna Ukrainian Dancers. IsabelBader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-533-2725 $32; $30(sr/st); $15(child).• 3:00: Gallery 345. Hilario Duran Trio.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20;$15(sr/st).• 3:00: Music at Sharon. AlexanderSeredenko, piano. Chopin scherzi and otherworks. Temple of the Children of Peace,18974 Leslie St., Sharon. 416-872-4255.$35. 2:30: Pre-concert chat.• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Andrew Ager, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. JaffaRoad. Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square,100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. DavidSanborn Quartet featuring Joey DeFrancesco.Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $40-$55.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. EricBoeren Quartet/Kyle Brenders Quartet opening.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-870-8000. $25.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. HarryConnick, Jr. and Orchestra. Canon Theatre,244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. $50-$150.Monday June 28• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuringIngrid Jensen. Toronto Star Stage, NathanPhillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 12:15: Music Mondays. Wendy Weiler,jazz vocalist. Music by Porter, Lennon/ Mc-Cartney. With Dale Scaife, piano. Churchof the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521 x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested).• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. EricSt. Laurent Quartet. Shops at Don Mills,1090 Don Mills Rd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. SonAche. Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square,100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. JakeLangley Trio. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 DonMills Rd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. TomaszStanko Quartet. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-870-8000. $30.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. RandomAccess Unplugged w/ rEDwIREaRCHaNGELopening. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-870-8000. $15.Tuesday June 29• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Jazz Ambassadors of the United StatesArmy Field Band. Toronto Star Stage,Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.416-928-2033. Free.• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. RobiBotos Quartet. Shops at Don Mills, 1090Don Mills Rd. 416-447-0618.• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music atMidday: John Gardham and Becca Whitla,organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free(donations welcome).• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. BarryElmes Sextet. Primus Stage, Nathan PhillipsSquare, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033.Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. MarcoBenevento Trio. Church of the Holy Trinity,10 Trinity Sq. 416-870-8000. $30.26• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Rhythm& Truth Brass Band. Shops at Don Mills,1090 Don Mills Rd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 7:30: Thornhill Community Band. InConcert. Broadway, classical, popular,traditional and new music. Denny Ringler,conductor. Mel Lastman Sq., 5100 YongeSt. 416-223-7152. Free.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. BettyeLavette plus Planet Earth. Phoenix ConcertTheatre, 410 Sherbourne. 416-870-8000.$30; $25(adv).• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. DaveBrubeck Quartet. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.$50-$75.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. ElementChoir w/ the Swyves opening. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-870-8000. $20.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. SerenaRyder w/ Special Guest Cuff The Duke. SiriusStage, Harbourfront Centre, 235 QueensQuay W. 416-973-4000.$34.50.Wednesday June 30• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Ricochet. Toronto Star Stage, NathanPhillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. ShannonButcher Quintet. Shops at Don Mills,1090 Don Mills Rd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. MikeCado Tentet. Primus Stage, Nathan PhillipsSquare, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033.Free.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. JamesFarm featuring Joshua Redman, AaronParks, Matt Penman, Ari Hoenig. EnwaveTheatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. $40.• 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Sambacana.Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don MillsRd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 7:30: Brott Music Festival. Crow PlaysMendelssohn. An-Lun Huang: Canadian-Chinese Folk Song Suite; Mendelssohn:Violin Concerto e; Beethoven: SymphonyNo.3 in E Flat “Eroica”. Jonathan Crow,violin; National Academy Orchestra; BorisBrott, conductor. St. Christopher’s AnglicanChurch, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington. 1-888-475-9377/905-525-7664. $30; $25(sr);$10(st).• 8:00: Gallery 345. Fernanda Cunha,vocals, and Camilla Dias, piano. Brazilianjazz by Jobim, de Moraes, and others. 345Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20; $15(sr/st).• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. KeithJarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231.$47.50-$127.50.Thursday July 01• 11:00am: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Xylopholks; Paul Read Orchestra. TorontoStar Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 5:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Buck65; Groove & Graffiti. Primus Stage, NathanPhillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 1:00 to 12:00 midnight: HarbourfrontCentre. World Routes: CanadaDay Festival. Gypsy Melody, Masaisai Mudare,Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Sarah Slean, TheSadies. Redpath Stage and Sirius Stage, 235Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. SongsAcross the Waters. Croall: new work; alsotraditional Mohawk songs. AhkwesasneWomen Singers. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. RoyHargrove Big Band. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208.$40-$60.Friday July 02• 12:00 noon: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.JAZZ.FM91 Youth Band, Monterey JazzFestival Next Generation Orchestra. TorontoStar Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100Queen St. W. 416-928-2033. Free.• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. SilverleafJazz Band. Shops at Don Mills, 1090Don Mills Rd. 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, 1090Don Mills Rd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. FredFrith w/ Octopus opening. Music Gallery,197 John St. 416-870-8000. $15.Saturday July 03• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. LostFingers. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don MillsRd. 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.• 3:00: Harbourfront Centre. TorontoInternational Flamenco Festival: CanadianShowcase. Redpath Stage, 235 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 8:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Doran-Stucky-Studer and Tacuma Play Music ofLooking for concerts... ?... 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.thewholenote.comTHEJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 35


A. Concerts In The GTAJimi Hendrix w/ NKLS Quartet opening.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-870-8000.$25.• 9:30pm: Harbourfront Centre.L’Orchestre Septentrional. Big band fromHaiti. Sirius Stage, 235 Queen’s Quay W.416-973-4000. Free.• 10:00pm: Young Centre for the PerformingArts. Saturday Night CabaretSeries: The Anais Project. Old-world cabaretsongs in English, French, Spanish and Italian.Patricia O’Callaghan, Miranda Mulhollandand Romina Di Gasbarro. 55 Mill St., Building49. 416-866-8666. $15.Sunday July 04• 12:30: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. JaneBunnett. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don MillsRd. 416-447-0618. Free.• 2:00: Music at Mount Pleasant. World’sEnd Quartet. American composers in celebrationof Independence Day. ConservatoryGarden, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-485-9129. Free.• 2:00: Parks and Recreation Toronto.Renee Barda, mezzo-soprano. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. 416-396-7766. Free.• 3:00: Music at Sharon. Les VoixBaroques. Motets by Carissimi and Charpentier.Matthew White, countertenor andartistic director; Shannon Mercer, soprano;Alex Weimann, harpsichord. Temple of theChildren of Peace, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon.416-872-4255. $35. 2:30: Pre-concert chat.• 4:00: St. James’ Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series: Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free (donationswelcome).• 4:00: Toronto Music Garden/IstitutoItaliano di Cultura. Fermate il Passo (“Staya moment, passer-by!”). 15th-century Italianmusic. Viva BiancaLuna Biffi, vocalist andviola d’arco. 475 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park/TDToronto Downtown Jazz Festival. JazzVespers: Brian Barlow Big Band. 1570Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free (donationswelcome).Monday July 05• 12:15: Music Mondays. Viva BiancaLunaBiffi, Italian singer-instrumentalist. Musicfrom Renaissance Italy. Church of the HolyTrinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521x222. Pwyc ($5 suggested). Co-sponsoredby Istituto di Cultura Italiano, Toronto EarlyMusic Centre and Toronto Music Garden.Tuesday July 06• 1:00: St. James’ Cathedral. Music atMidday: Andrew Adair, organ. 65 Church St.416-364-7865. Free (donations welcome).Wednesday July 07• 7:00: Etobicoke Community ConcertBand. Twilight Concert in the Park. Classicpops repertoire. Guests: Scarborough PipeBand. Applewood Homestead, BroadacresPark, 450 The West Mall. 416-410-1570.Free.Tuesday June 01B. Beyond The GTA• 2:00: Stratford Festival. Evita. AvonTheatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $50-$120. Also June 3-5, 7, 9,10, 12, 15-19, 22, 25, 26, 29, July 2, 4, 6,7 and beyond.• 2:00: Stratford Festival. Jacques Brelis Alive and Well and Living in Paris. TomPatterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford.1-800-567-1600. $50-$110. AlsoJune 3, 5, 10, 11, 18, 19 22, 24, 25, 27,30, July 2, 6, 7 and beyond.Wednesday June 02• 12:00 noon: Midday Music With Shigeru.Students from Innisdale. Karen Parnell,conductor. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5;free(st).• 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian.Debra Lacoste, trumpet; Ann-Marie Mac-Dairmid, organ. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener.519-578-4430. Free (light meal at nominalcost).Thursday June 03• 2:00: Shaw Festival. One Touch ofVenus. Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen’sSt., Niagara on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429.$31.50-$61.95. Also June 5, 6, 8, 10, 13,15, 18, 20, 25-27, 30, July 1-3, 6, 7 andbeyond.• 7:30: Orchestra London. Giulio Cesare.Handel. Drew Minter, countertenor (GiulioCesare); Lucia Cesaroni, soprano (Cleopatra);Timothy Vernon, conductor; TimothyNelson, stage director. Grand Theatre, 471Richmond St., London. 519-679-8778. $49-$129; $20 (st,rush). Also June 5 and 6.Friday June 04• 1:00: New Hamburg Live! CapellaIntima’s Celestial Sirens – music of theBenedictine Nuns of Milan. Motets by Cozzolani,Leonarda, Sessa. Dawn Bailey and ErinBardua, sopranos; Vicki St. Pierre, alto; BudRoach, tenor; Sara-Anne Churchill, organ;Lucas Harris, theorbo. St. George’s AnglicanChurch, 3 Byron St., New Hamburg. 519-662-3535. $20.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Roger Chase, viola; MichikoOtaki, piano. Schumann: Märchenbilder;Brahms: Sonata Op.120 No.2; ClaraSchumann: Three Romances; Ireland: CelloSonata (trans). KWCMS Music Room, 57Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$25; $20(sr); $15(st).• 8:00: Muskoka Concert Association.Ryan Jackson, organ. Trinity United Church,290 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst. 705-684-8859/705-681-0399. $30; $15(17 andunder).Saturday June 05See Festival listings for: Bayfield Festivalof Song.• 7:30: Guelph Youth Singers. WhistleWhile You Work. Songs of carpenters,clowns, goatherds, sailors, and pirates. RiverRun Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. $25; $19(sr/st).• 7:30: Orchestra London. Giulio Cesare.See June 3.• 7:30: St. Mary’s Children’s Choir. It’sa Grand Night For Singing. St. Mary’s Children’sChoir and Festival Youth Singers. St.Mary’s United Church, 85 Church St. S., St.Mary’s. 519-284-8009. $15; $10(child).• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Young Artists of QuartetFest2010. Keffer Memorial Chapel, Wilfrid LaurierUniversity, Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$15; $10(sr); $8(st).• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo CommunityOrchestra. Cool Night in June. Grieg: PeerGynt Suite No.1; Liszt: Hungarian RhapsodyNo.2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1.Alexei Gulenco, piano; Daniel Warren, conductor.First Baptist Church, 306 Erb St. W.,Waterloo. 519-579-4052. $12; $10(st).Sunday June 06See Festival listings for: Bayfield Festivalof Song.• 2:00: Orchestra London. Giulio Cesare.See June 3.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Penderecki String Quartet.Schumann: Quartets Op.44, Nos.1 and 2.Keffer Memorial Chapel, Wilfrid LaurierUniversity, Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $25;$20 (sr); $15(st)Monday June 07• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Zwickau Piano Quartet,and others. Schumann: Piano Quartet; otherworks TBA. KWCMS Music Room, 57 YoungSt. West, Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $15;$10(sr); $8(st).Tuesday June 08• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Penderecki Quartet withAndrew Burashko, piano. Schumann: QuartetOp.41 No.3 in A; Piano Quintet Op.44 in Eflat. WLU Maureen Forrester Hall, Waterloo.519-886-1673. $25; $20 (sr); $15(st).Wednesday June 09• 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian.Jonathan Oldengarm, organ. 54 Queen St.N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430. Free (lightmeal at nominal cost).Thursday June 10See Festival listings for: Bayfield Festivalof Song.Friday June 11See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues; Bayfield Festival of Song; WestbenArts Festival.• 8:00: Bravado! Show Choir. Reel Music.Moon River, Over the Rainbow, MammaMia, Glee and more music from movies andtelevision. Four-piece band. Georgian CollegeTheatre, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie. 705-728-7828. $20; $70(group of 4).• 8:00: Victoria Hall. Words and Music2010: Songs of the Beatles. Brad Halls,Eileen March and Catherine Ford, vocalists.55 King St. W. Cobourg. 905-372-2210.$17.50.Saturday June 12See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues; Bayfield Festival of Song; FestivalAlexandria; Westben Arts Festival.• 2:00 & 7:30: Shoreline Chorus. CanadianCharms. The Maple Leaf Forever,Hallelujah, Fare Thee Well, and other songs.Ann-Marie MacDairmid, conductor. DivisionStreet United Church Hall, Owen Sound.519-599-2710. $12.• 7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra.Watermusic by the Avon: Summer “Idyll”Time. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto; SymphonyNo. 101; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll. Larry Larson,trumpet. 1 Wellington St., Stratford.519-271-0990. $25; $23(sr); $10(st);$50(family).• 8:00: Bravado! Show Choir. Reel Music.See June 11.Sunday June 13See Festival listings for: Bayfield Festivalof Song; Festival Alexandria; Westben ArtsFestival.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Bergmann Piano Duo.Schubert: Grand Duo; Milhaud: Creation duMonde; Mozart: TBA. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$25; $20 (sr); $15(st).Wednesday June 16• 12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s.Kenneth Inkster, organ, and Kimberly Sartor,soprano. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church,47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. $5;free(st).• 12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. GlenSoulis, flute and violin; Fernan Enriquez, panflutes. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-4430. Free (light meal at nominal cost).Thursday June 17See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues.• 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. RichardGrainger. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St.,London. 519-672-1967. $18; $15(adv).Friday June 18See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues; Grand River Baroque; TottenhamBluegrass Festival; Westben Arts Festival.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Members of orchestra@uwaterloo. Khatchaturian: Trio for Clarinet,Violin and Piano; Kodaly: Duo for Violin andCello; Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time“Praise to the eternity of Jesus”; Tchaikovsky:Piano Trio (1st mvmnt); Schubert:Notturno; and other works. KWCMS MusicRoom, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).• 9:00: Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub. SpecialLive Music. Colin Taylor Blues Group. 26Brunswick St., Stratford. 519-271-2778.Free.Saturday June 19See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues; Grand River Baroque; TottenhamBluegrass Festival; Westben Arts Festival.• 8:00: Karen Schuessler Singers. CabaretFundraiser. Polish Combatants Association,80 Ann St., London. 519-913-3167.$45. 6:30: Silent auction.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Victory String Quartet & JudithDavenport, viola. Brahms: String QuintetsNo.1 Op.88 in F; No. 2 Op.111 in G. KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo.519-886-1673. $25; $20(sr); $15(st).• 9:00: Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub. SpecialLive Music. Bob Marley Tribute. 26 BrunswickSt., Stratford. 519-271-2778. $10.36 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Sunday June 20See Festival listings for: Barrie Jazz andBlues; Grand River Baroque; TottenhamBluegrass Festival; Westben Arts Festival.• 7:30: Sandra Mogensen, piano. Pre-European Tour Recital: Ravel meets Grieg.Grieg: selections from Lyric Pieces; HolbergSuite; Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin; Valsesnobles et sentimentales. St. James’ AnglicanChurch, 41 Mornington, Stratford. 519-275-2322. $20; $10(st).Tuesday June 22• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSociety. Members of K-W CommunityOrchestra. Schubert: Octet in F (2 mvmnts);Mozart, Flute Quartet, K285; Milhaud: DuoConcertante for Clarinet and Piano; andother works. KWCMS Music Room, 57Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$15; $10(sr); $8(st).Saturday June 26See Festival listings for: Wasaga BeachFestival.• 12:00 noon to 10:00: Wasaga BeachFestival. Day One. Jake Differ, TorontoAll-Star Big Band, The Hits Parade 2010,Menew, Cache. Beach Area 1, WasagaBeach. 416-698-2152. Free.• 7:30: Zach Windus. Piano/Flute recital.Works by Schumann, Godard, Bolling.Rosanne Warren, flute; Larisa Gulenco, piano.St. James Anglican Church. 137 MelvilleSt., Dundas. 905-528-5395. $20; $10.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Members of K-W ChamberOrchestra. Mozart: Flute Quartet K285;Clarinet Quintet; Kuhlau: Trio for Flute, Celloand Piano; Muszinski: Duet for Flute andClarinet; Telemann: Trio for Flute, Violin andCello. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr);$10(st).Sunday June 27See Festival listings for: Festival Alexandria;Wasaga Beach Festival.• 12:00 noon to 6:00: Wasaga BeachFestival. Day Two. Jake Differ, Jeff Young& the Muskoka Roads Band, Jason Wilson,The Mighty Pope, Dr. Draw. Beach Area 1,Wasaga Beach. 416-698-2152. Free.• 3:00: Guelph Symphony Orchestra.Music in the Park. Simon Irving, conductor.Riverside Park Bandshell, Guelph. 519-827-0877. Free.Monday June 28• 7:30: Stratford Shakespeare Festival.Night Music – A Women’s Voice. NiagaraVocal Ensemble. Festival Theatre, 55 QueenSt., Stratford. 519-273-1600. $19.Tuesday June 29• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. David Mc- Evoy, piano.Beethoven : Sonata Op. 109; Prokofiev: SonataNo. 4; Chopin: Ballade No. 4; Rzewski:Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues; McEvoy: Ballade;and other works. KWCMS Music Room,57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673.$15; $10(sr); $8(st).Wednesday June 30• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam CountySpelling Bee. Musical comedy concerning agroup of adolescent outsiders. Music andlyrics by William Finn. James Kall, director;Charles T. Cozens, musical director. 40 BenjaminRd. E., Waterloo. 519-747-7788/1-888-449-4463. $39; $20(18 and under)• 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!A musical celebration of the screenlegend James Cagney. Based on the book byPeter Colley. With Robert Creighton. 33 WellingtonSt. S, Drayton. 519-638-5555. $42;$39. Also July 1-3, 6, 7 and beyond.Thursday July 01See Festival listings for: Festival of theSound.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam CountySpelling Bee. See June 30.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See June 30.Friday July 02See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festivalof the Arts; Westben Arts Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See June 30.Saturday July 03See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festivalof the Arts; Leith Festival; Orangeville Bluesand Jazz Festival; Westben Arts Festival.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See June 30.• 2:00 & 8:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam CountySpelling Bee. See June 30.Sunday July 04See Festival listings for: Huntsville Festivalof the Arts; Festival Alexandria; OrangevilleBlues and Jazz Festival; Westben ArtsFestival.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See June 30.Monday July 05See Festival listings for: Highlands Festival;Huntsville Festival of the Arts; OrangevilleBlues and Jazz Festival.Tuesday July 06See Festival listings for: Highlands Festival;Huntsville Festival of the Arts; OrangevilleBlues and Jazz Festival.• 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Cagney!See June 30.• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See June 30.• 7:00: Westben Arts Festival Theatre.Brian Manker, cello. Principal cellist of theMontreal Symphony performing three ofBach’s solo cello suites. 6698 County Rd.30, Campbellford. 705-653-5508. $5.-$33.50.Wednesday July 07See Festival listings for: Highlands Festival;Huntsville Festival of the Arts.• 12:00 noon: Midday Music WithShigeru. Amity Piano Trio. Beethoven: Op.97 “Archduke”; Shostakovich: Op.8. Hi-WayPentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie.705-726-1181. $5; free(st).• 2:00: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.The 25 th Annual Putnam County SpellingBee. See June 30.• 2:00 & 8:00: Drayton Festival Theatre.Cagney! See June 30.• 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo ChamberMusic Society. Ton Beau String Quartet.2010 Summer FestivalsThe following summer festivals haveevents between June 1 and July 7. Forlistings after July 7, see our July-Augustmagazine.• Detailed daily listings for festivals inthe GTA will be found in A. GTA Listings(starts page 28). Events at festivalsBeyond the GTA are listed below.C. Summer FestivalsBarrie Jazz and Blues FestivalBarrie, OntarioJune 10-21705-739-4721www.barriejazzbluesfest.comJune 11 8:00: Giants of Jazz Concert. Tributeto Keith Jarrett. D.D. Jackson, piano.Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier St.June 12 9:00am: The Skyliners in rehearsal.Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier St.June 12 8:00: Quiet Fire. Tribute to BillEvans. Mark Eisenman Trio. Barrie City Hall,70 Collier St.June 17 4:00 to 11:00: Thursday Concerts.Artists TBA. Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier St.June 17 7:15: Swing, Swing, Swing. TheSkyliners; Scott Boyer, piano. Barrie CityHall, 70 Collier St.June 18 4:00 to 11:00: Friday Concerts.Haydn: Op.77 No.1; Verdi: Quartet. KWCMSMusic Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo.519-886-1673. $20; $15(sr); $10(st).Najiwan; Ronnie Douglas Blues Band; andother artists TBA. Centre Stage, HeritagePark, Lakeshore Dr.June 18 8:00: Play “Misty” for Me. Tributeto Erroll Garner. Chris Donnelly, piano. BarrieCity Hall, 70 Collier St.June 19 10:30am to 10:00pm: SaturdayConcerts. Warnica Public School Bands;Urban Preacher; Bernie Senesky Quintet; andother artists TBA. Centre Stage, HeritagePark, Lakeshore Dr.June 19 8:00: Return from Forever. Tributeto Chick Corea. Paul Tobey, piano. BarrieCity Hall, 70 Collier St.June 20 10:30am to 7:30: Sunday Concerts.The Jazz Shoppe; The Ground Floor;Michael Pickett; Mathis James “Jimmy”Reid; Jason Raso Quintet; and other artists.Centre Stage, Heritage Park, Lakeshore Dr.Bayfield Festival of SongTown Hall, Clan Gregor SquareBayfield, OntarioJune 5-13416-735-7982 or 519-565-2435www.aldeburghconnection.org/festival.htmlJune 5 11:00am: Sleepers Awake! Pianoduets from Bach to Broadway. Stephen Rallsand Bruce Ubukata, piano. $25.June 5 8:00: Celebrity Recital. Songs, ariasAre YOU onThe WholeNote’sMap?Our Green Pages guide to summermusic has the information audiencesneed to plan their festival excursions.Make sure our readers can find yourfestival’s events on The WholeNote’swebsite www.thewholenote.com.• Contact summer@thewholenote.comfor information, or phone Karen at416-323-2232 x26.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 37THE


and duets. Virginia Hatfield, soprano; LaurenSegal, mezzo; Bruce Ubukata, piano. $35.June 6 2:30: A Harvest of Song. LeslieAnn Bradley, soprano; Erica Iris Huang,mezzo; Frank Mutya, tenor; Vasil Garvanliev,baritone; Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata,piano. $35.June 10 4:00: Singers’ Masterclass. Fouryoung singing students coached by Mary LouFallis and Peter Tiefenbach. $15.June 11 8:00: Primadonna Sails In! Musicalwit and satire from Mary Lou Fallis, soprano,and Peter Tiefenbach, piano. $35.June 12 11:00am: Schumann in the Morning.Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano; Erica IrisHuang, mezzo; Frank Mutya, tenor; VasilGarvanliev, baritone; Stephen Ralls andBruce Ubukata, piano. $25.June 12 8:00: Celebrity Recital. Schumann,Kennedy-Fraser, Vaughan Willams, Quilter,etc. Susan Platts, mezzo; Stephen Ralls,piano. $35.June 13 2:30: A Harvest of Song. LeslieAnn Bradley, soprano; Erica Iris Huang,mezzo; Frank Mutya, tenor; Vasil Garvanliev,baritone; Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata,piano. $35.Blue Bridge Music FestivalSutton, OntarioJune 4-6289-470-1048www.ardeleanamusic.comFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): June 4-6.Brott Music FestivalHamilton and Burlington, OntarioJune 16-30, and beyond1-888-475-9377www.brottmusic.comFor daily details see Listing Section A (GTA):June 16, 23, 30.Burlington Sound of Music FestivalJune 17-20905-333-6364www.soundofmusic.on.caFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): June 17-20.Canada Day at HarbourfrontHarbourfront Centre, TorontoJuly 1416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.comFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): July 1.Canadian International Military TattooCopps Coliseum, 101 York Blvd.Hamilton, OntarioJune 12-131-888-523-1753www.canadianmilitarytattoo.caJune 12 7:30: Canadian InternationalMilitary Tattoo. Marking Two Milestones.Windsor Regiment Band; Royal Regiment ofCanada Band; Royal Hamilton Light InfantryBand; Salvation Army Meadowlands Band;Band of the RCSSC Royal Sovereign; andothers. $32.50; $27(sr); $22(st); $15(childunder 13); $15(veterans).June 13 2:30: Canadian InternationalMilitary Tattoo. Marking Two Milestones.See June 12.C. Summer festivalsDomaine ForgetJune 6-September 6Francoys-Bernier Concert HallSt-Irénée, Quebec1-888-336-7438www.domaineforget.comJune 06 8:00: Vox-Pop. Maxime Landry,vocalist. $40; $36.June 09 7:30: Academy Concert. Music forvoice. Free.June 11 7:30: Academy Concert. Music forbrass. Free.June 12 8:00: Chamber Music for Brass.Gabrielli: Sonata piano forte; Genin: Carnavalde Venise; Tomasi: Fanfares liturgiques.Alain Trudel, trombone; Radovan Vlatkovitc,horn; Nancy Pelletier, piano. $20; $17; free(under 12).June 13 10:30 & 12:30: Musical Brunches.Roxane de La Fontaine, violin; FrancoisRioux, guitar. $30; $14.June 18 8:00: Chamber Music for Woodwinds.Bach: Partita in g minor; Haydn:Flute Trios; Dvorak: Serenade in d minor.Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Diane Lacelle, oboe;Marie Picard, clarinet; Benoit Loiselle, cello.$20; $17; free (under 12).June 19 8:30: Quebec Symphony Orchestra.Glinka: Rouslan & Ludmilla overture;Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliette overture;Khatchaturian: Violin Concerto (adaptationfor flute). Emmanuel Pahud, flute. $40;$34(sr); $18(st).June 20 10:30 & 12:30: Musical Brunches.Bazirka: violin, double bass, percussion.$30; $14.June 23 8:30: Ancient Music: EnsembleCaprice. “Baroque Salsa.” Matthias Maute,flute and recorders. $32; $28.50(sr);$18(st).June 24 4:00: Academy Concert. Music forwoodwinds. Free.June 25 8:30: Jazz. Youn Sun Nah, voice;Ulf Wakenius, guitar. $32; $28.50(sr);$18(st).June 26 8:30: Les Violons du Roy. Handel:Concerto grosso in d minor; Vivaldi Concertofor Two Cellos; Telemann: Triple Concertoin A major for Flute, Violin, Cello. EmmanuelPahud, flute; Benoit Loiselle & RaphaelDube, cello. $40; $34(sr); $18(st).June 27 10:30 & 12:30: Musical Brunches.Ensemble Piacella: violin, cello, piano. $30;$4.July 1 8:30: Jazz. Gypsie Planet. DavidReinhardt, guitar; Marcel Azzola, accordian;Darryl Hall, double bass. $40; $34(sr);$18(st).July 3 8:30: Recital. Pepe Romero, guitar.Music by Albeniz and Tarrenga. $38;$32.50(sr); $18(st).July 4 10:30 & 12:30: Musical Brunches.Benis Plante, bandoneon; David Jacques,guitar. $30; $14.Festival Alexandria21489 Butternut Lane,North Lancaster, OntarioJune 27-July 18613-347-1602www.theabbey.caJune 27 3:00: The Bach Cello Suites. BrainManker, cello; Eric Siblin, readings. $20.July 4 3:00: Divine Inspiration. Haydn:The Seven Last Words of Christ; Messiaen:Quartet for the End of Time. Le QuatuorDespaux. $20.Festival of the SoundParry Sound, OntarioJuly 1, July 16-August 81-866-364-0061www.festivalofthesound.caJuly 1 7:00: Canada Day Cruise. Shores ofNewfoundland. $37; $14(child 5 to 12).Grand River BaroqueParis and Ayr, OntarioJune 18-20519-498-7332www.grbf.caJune 18 7:30: Fireworks Masquerade Gala.Rebel: Les Elements; Handel: Music for theRoyal Fireworks; Vivaldi: Double TrumpetConcerto. Guy Few and Norman Engel,trumpet; Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon.Buehlow Barn, Ayr. $85; $35.June 19 1:00: Four Seasons. Vivaldi:Summer and Winter; Piazzolla: Spring andAutumn. Aisslinn Nosky, violin. Knox UnitedChurch, 92 Northumberland St., Ayr. $30;$10.June 19 3:00: Fermante il Passo. Viva BiancaLunaBiffi, voice and violetta bastarda.Knox United Church, 92 Northumberland St.,Ayr. $20; $10.June 19 8:00: Big Band Baroque. Music byColdplay, Dowland, Couperin, Heap. JeanStilwell, mezzo; Guy Few, trumpet; TerryMcKenna, guitar. Buehlow Barn, Ayr. $30;$10.June 20 1:00: Feast & Fencing. Buhr:Concerto No.2 for bassoon; Vivaldi: BassoonConcerto in d; also fencing demonstrations.GRBF Soloists; Nadina Mackie Jackson;Mattieu Lussier, bassoons. Guy Few, trumpet;Christina Zacharias and Julie Baumgartel,violin. Buehlow Barn, Ayr. $30; $10.Highlands Summer FestivalNorthern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion,Haliburton High SchoolHaliburton, OntarioJuly 5-September 1705-457-9933www.highlandssummerfestival.on.caJuly 5 8:00: The Goodbye Girl. $25.July 6 8:00: The Goodbye Girl. $25.July 7 8:00: The Goodbye Girl. $25.Huntsville Festival of the ArtsHuntsville, OntarioJuly 2-August 221-800-663-2787www.huntsvillefestival.on.caJuly 2 8:00: Lighthouse. Algonquin Theatre,37 Main St. E. $35; $30(sr); $20(youth).July 3 8:00: Mark Masri with Amy Sky.Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. E. $35;$30(sr); $20(youth).July 4 2:00: Norman Foote. Children’s entertainer.River Mill Park. Free.July 5 12:15: Ruth Cassie. Singer-songwriter.Trinity Church, 33 Main St. E. Free.July 6 12:15: The Song Project – Unplugged.Trinity Church, 33 Main St. E. Free.July 6 8:00: The Beatles White Album.Classic Albums Live. Algonquin Theatre, 37Main St. E. $35; $30(sr); $20(youth).July 7 12:15: Huntsville Community Band.Trinity Church, 33 Main St. E. Free.July 7 7:00: Muskoka Concert Band.Dwight Beach Dock. Free.Indian River FestivalSt. Mary’s Church,Indian River, PEIJune 27-September 221-866-856-3733www.indianriverfestival.comJune 27 7:30: Youth Legacy Performance.866-856-3733.July 2 7:30: Duo Gelato & RobertKortgaard.Leith Summer FestivalLeith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson LaneOwen Sound, OntarioJuly 3-August 28888-446-7699www.leithfestival.caJuly 3 7:30: Duo Concertante. Nancy Dahn,violin; Timothy Steeves, piano. $24; $12.LuminatoFestival of Arts and CreativityTorontoJune 11-20416-368-3100www.luminato.com/2010For daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): June 11-20.Markham Village Music FestivalMarkham, OntarioJune 18-19905-472-2022www.markham-festival.orgFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): June 18-19Montreal Baroque FestivalMontreal, QuebecJune 24-28514-845-7171/866-845-7171www.montrealbaroque.comJune 24 7:00: Monteverdi: Vespers. BandeMontreal Baroque, SMAM, and soloists.Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Vieux-Port. $35; $25(sr); $15(st).June 24 9:30pm: Art of Fugue (1/2). Consortdes Les Voix Humaines. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Vieux-Port. $20; $15.June 25 7:00: Cantatas: Miracles & Misfortunes.Bande Montreal Baroque. ChapelleNotre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Vieux-Port.$35; $25(sr); $15(st).June 25 9:00: Fermato il Passo. Viva BiancaLuna.Crypte Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours,Vieux-Port. $20; $15.June 26 11:00am: Spheres of the Orient.Morning ragas. Freres Gundecha. Salle de laCommune, Marche Bonsecours, Vieux-Port.$20; $15.June 26 3:00: Handel: Watermusic. EnsembleCaprice. Bassin Eau Canada, Vieux-Port.$35; $25(sr); $15(st).June 26 5:00: Harmony of the Spheres.Ensemble VivaVoce. Marche Bonsecours,Vieux-Port. $35; $25(sr); $15(st).June 27 7:00am: Amor, Fortuna y Ventura.Dyscantus. Garden of Pierre du Calvet,Vieux-Port. $20; $15.June 27 5:00: Art of Fugue (2/2). Consortdes Les Voix Humaines. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Vieux-Port. $20; $15.June 27 7:00: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.Bread & Puppet Marionette Company, BandeMontreal Baroque. Ruelle des fortifications,Vieux-Port. $35; $25(sr); $15(st)38 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


June 28 7:00: Monteverdi: Vespers. BandeMontreal Baroque, SMAM, and soloists.Grand Seminaire de Montreal, 2065 SherbrookeWest. $35; $25(sr); $15(st).MuhtadiInternational Drumming FestivalTorontoJune 3-6For daily listings see Listings Section A(GTA): June 3, 5, 6.Music at Sharon18974 Leslie St.,Sharon, OntarioJune 6-July 4416-597-7840www.sharontemple.caFor daily listings see Listings Section A(GTA): June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4.Musique Royalethroughout Nova ScotiaJune11-September 19902-634-9994www.musiqueroyale.comJune 11 7:30: Keramion Trio. St. John’sAnglican Church, Lunenburg. $20; $5.Orangeville Blues & JazzOrangeville, OntarioJune 3-61-866-792-5837www.orangevillebluesandjazz.caJune 3 6:30: Opening Night Gala. Fathead,Harrison Kennedy, Joe & Vicki Price andChris Nicholl Jazz Quartet. Orangeville BestWestern Hotel, 7 Buena Vista Dr. $35.Orford FestivalGilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall, Orford ArtsCentre.Magog, QuebecJune 18-August 151-800-567-6155www.arts-orford.orgJune 18 8:00: Chopin & Pleyel:1848. YegorDyachkov, cello; Jean Saulnier, piano. $50;$25; $20.June 19 8:00: Shostakovich:1946. AlexandreDa Costa, violin, and Orford CamerataEnsemble. $50; $25; $20.June 20 2:30: Charm & Virtuosity-Stradivarius:1727. Alexandre Da Costa,violin; Anne-Marie Dubois, piano. $50; $25;$20.June 25 8:00: Hands:2010. Kim Kashlashian,viola; Robin Schulkowsky, percussion.$50; $25; $20.June 26 8:00: Bohemia:In Praise of WindInstruments. Jennifer Gunn, flute; JamesSommerville, horn; Joel Quarrington, doublebass; and others. $50; $25; $20.June 27 2:30: The Prodigy! Jan Lisiecki,piano. $50; $25; $20.July 2 8:00: Monteverdi: Vespers. MonikaMauch, soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor;Normand Richard, bass; SMAM. Basilique-Cathédrale Saint Michel, 130, rue de laCathédrale, Sherbrooke. $50; $25; $20.July 3 8:00: Schumann & Brahms. AntonKuerti, piano. $50; $25; $20.TafelmusikSummer Music FestivalTorontoJune 7-19416-964-6337www.tafelmusik.orgFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): June 7, 12, 16, 19.TD MontrealInternational Jazz FestivalMontreal, QuebecJune 25-July 61-888-515-0515www.montrealjazzfest.comJune 25 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: BozScaggs, Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa; LionelRitchie; Cassandra Wilson and Her Musicians;Gil Scott Heron; Émilie Clepper; VijayIyer; Jeri Brown; Basia Bulat; Bitches BrewRevisited; Dorantes; Plants and Animals; JeriBrown; David Sanborn Trio; Yosvany TerryQuartet; Think About Life.June 26 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: PaoloFresu and Ralph Towner; Jean Derome et lesdangereux zhoms; Manhattan Transfer; AlexCuba; Émilie Clepper; Lorraine Desmarais;Lionel Ritchie; Cassandra Wilson and HerMusicians; Étienne Charles & Folklore; BasiaBulat; David Sanchez Group; Dorantes; TheStew Live; Ibrahim Maalouf; Victor Wooten;Nils Petter Molvaer; Emilie Simon.June 27 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: PaoloFresu, Nils Petter Molvaer and Manu Katché;Nikki Yanofsky; Guy Nadon Septet; BenSidran; Meaghan Smith; Lorraine Desmarais;Houston Person featuring Julie LamontagneTrio; Sonny Rollins; Basia Bulat; Mike SternBand with Alain Caron, Bob Franceschini andLionel Cordew; Chano Dominguez; Eric Burdonand the Animals; Youn Sun Nah; HerbieHancock; Daniel Mille with Julien Alour andAndré Ceccarelli; WhoMadeWho.June 28 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: HarryManx Band; Manu Katché Quartet; ChetDoxas; Croisière Jazz avec Paulo Ramos;Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu; MeaganSmith; Marco Benevento; Smokey Robinson;Houston Person featuring Julie LamontagneTrio; Lewis Furey; Vic Vogel Sextet; ChanoDominguez; The Fabulous Thunderbirds andTaj Mahal & The Trio; Susanna and herMagical Orchestra; Roy Hargrove Big Bandwith Roberta Gambarini; Wallace RoneyQuintet; Karnival V3.June 29 6:00 to 10:00: Felix Stüssi 5 &Jean-Nicolas Trottier; Croisière Jazz avecPaulo Ramos; Irem Bekter & ses Diabluras;Diego “El cigala”.June 30 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: ManuKatché, Sylvain Luc and Richard Bona;Bobby McFerrin; Christine Jensen JazzOrchestra with Ingrid Jensen; Croisière Jazzavec Paulo Ramos; John Forté; José Jamesand Jef Neve Duo; François Bourassa; GeoffreyKeezer featuring Joel Miller Trio; LewisFurey; Ron Di Lauro; Diego “El cigala”; TheRoots; Neil Cowley Trio; Gypsie Planet; DaveDouglas and Keystone.July 1 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: RobertGlasper Trio; John Zorn; Papasoff; TheAggrolites; Courtney Wing; Jean-FrançoisGroulx; Geoffrey Keezer featuring Joel MillerTrio; George Benson; Terence BlanchardQuintet; Lewis Furey; Wax Taylor andCaravan Palace; Corky Siegel; John Zornwith Uri Caine, Mark Feldman, Marc Ribot,Cyro Baptista, Dave Douglas and manymore; Punk Bop! with Ari Hoenig, TigranHamasyan, Matt Penman, Gilad Hekselman;Land of Talk.July 2 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: RichardBona; David Reinhardt; Robert Glasper withJane Bunnett plays at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on July 4.For more summer performances by her and other artists, goto “WholeNote On the Road,” at www.thewholenote.comTerence Blanchard; Christine Tassan & lesimposteures; Bobby Bazini; The GretchenParlato Band; Tigran Hamasyan; Matt HerskowitzTrio; Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed andJohn Zorn; Matt Andersen; John Surman andHoward Moody; The Jack DeJohnette Groupwith Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dave Fiuczynski,George Colligan, Jerome Harris; JuanCarmona; Daniel Lanois; Wanda Jackson;Ahmad Jamal; Sylvain Luc; Adam Rudolph;Anti-Pop Consortium.July 3 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: JohnScofield & The Piety Street Band; RobertGlasper Quartet with Bilal; David Brunetwith orchestra; Elisapie Isaac; The GretchenParlato Band; Tigran Hamasyan; MattHerskowitz Trio; Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacockand Jack Dejohnette; Tord GustavsenEnsemble; Yamandu Costa; Juan Carmona;Andreya Triana, Bonobo et Mr. Scruff; MatthieuBoré; Andy McKee; Tomasz StankoQuintet; Rakim.July 4 2:00 to 12:00 midnight: ArtieShaw Orchestra; Charlie Hunter; Allen Toussaint;André Leroux; Croisière Jazz avecPaulo Ramos; Quartango; Stéphane Carreau;Bugge Wesseltoft; Ranee Lee; Gypsy Kings;Bob Brozman; Neema; Cyndi Lauper; BrandiDisterheft; Ben E. King; Monte Montgomery;Steve Kuhn, Joey Baron, David Finck; MisstressBarbara Live With Girls On A Ducati.July 5 6:00 to 12:00 midnight: JoanArmatrading; Karen Young, Eric Auclair duowith Bugge Wesseltoft; Croisière Jazz avecPaulo Ramos; Steve Miller Band and TheDoobie Brothers; Staff Benda Bilili; StéphaneCarreau; Jean Beaudet; Gale/RodriguesGroup; George Clinton & Parliament; SophieHunger; Dave Brubeck Quartet; Gale/RodriguesGroup; Allen Toussaint, Bright Mississippiavec Nicholas Payton, Don Byron, MarcRibot, David Piltch and Herman LeBeaux;Christian Scott Quintet; Holy Fuck.July 6 6:00 to 10:00: Jordan Officer;Croisière Jazz avec Paulo Ramos; Bourassa/Donato/Lozano/Tanguay play Bill Evans; AndrewBird; The Moody Blues; Jason Bajadaand John Butler Trio.TD OttawaJazz FestivalOttawa, OntarioJune 24-July 41-888-226-4495www.ottawajazzfestival.comJune 24 12:00 noon to 10:30: NicoleRatté Quintet; Wayne Eagles Trio; GlebopJazz Quintet; Michelle Grégoire; Quintet;Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; LittleRed Suitcase; Smokey Robinson; MikkoInnanen & Innkvisitio; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker.June 25 12:00 noon to 10:30: Robert FontaineQuartet; Rialto Rhythm Revellers; ApexJazz Band; Etienne Charles & Folklore; MikeEssoudry Octet; Doran, Stucky, Studer &Tacuma play the music of Jimi Hendrix; BillFrisell; Herbie Hancock; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker; Omar Souleyman.June 26 12:00 noon to 10:30: RachelBeausoleil Trio; Peter Brown Trio; The DickHyman/ Peter Appleyard Duo; Al HendersonSeptet; Eric Boeren Quartet; David SanbornTrio featuring Joey DeFrancesco; Bill Frisell;John Geggie; Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker;Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuringIngrid Jensen.June 27 12:00 noon to 10:30: My TinyCircus; Jozée Devoua Quintet; Anat CohenQuartet; Min Rager Quintet; Roddy Ellias &Jeri Brown; Kenny Garrett Presents; RobertGlasper; John Scofield and the Piety StreetBand; Mostly Other People Do the Killing;John Geggie; Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker.June 28 12:00 noon to 10:30: MontereySwing Band; Jenna Glatt & Group; DerekRobertson Jazz Band; Caridad Cruz; HughO’Connor Quartet; Katzenjammer; Papagroove;José James & Jef Neve; Paolo Fresu& Ralph Towner; Medeski, Martin & Wood;Globe Unity Orchestra; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker; Christian Escoudé/Gypsie Planet/Guest Florin Niculescu.June 29 12:00 noon to 10:30: Los Gringos;Mike Sasso Group; Jasmine Quartet;Vincent Gagnon Bleu Cendre; Geggie, Vu,Lewis and Doxas; Joe Lovano UsFive; MattWilson; Youn Sun Nah; Roy Hargrove BigBand; Manu Katché; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker.June 30 12:00 noon to 10:30: StraightAhead Big Band; Vince Rimbach Quartet;Sandy Faux Trio; Richard Underhill Ensemble;Radio String Quartet Vienna; MattWilson & Lorraine Desmarais Trio; GeorgeBenson; Franca Masu; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker.July 1 11:00am to 10:30: Jill Zmud;Bluesberries; Tambura Rasa; Shad; LorraineDesmarais; Elliott Brood; Owen Pallett; JohnGeggie; Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker.July 2 12:00 noon to 10:30: MAM; EastJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 39


Side Septet; The Souljazz Orchestra; GordGrdina’s Box Cutter with Francois Houle;New York Voices; Javon Jackson with LesMcCann; James Farm featuring JoshuaRedman; Aaron Parks Matt Penman, and AriHoenig; Tord Gustavsen; Bonobo; John Geggie;Nick Fraser; Nancy Walker.July 3 12:00 noon to 10:30: Servantes;Elise Letourneau Quartet; New OrleansExpress; Fred Hersch; NEeMA; Dave Brubeckand the National Arts Centre Orchestra; NeilCowley Trio; Gypsophilia; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker.July 4 12:00 noon to 10:30: MagnoliaRhythm Kings; Mermaid Beach; Helen GloverQuintet; Tom Harrell Quintet; ChristianScott; Kellylee Evans; Tomasz Stanko;Richard Bona; Composer’s Collective; SharonJones and the Dap-Kings; John Geggie; NickFraser; Nancy Walker.TD Toronto Jazz FestivalTorontoJune 25-July 4416-928-2033www.torontojazz.comFor daily concert listings see Listings SectionA (GTA): June 26-July 4.For club listings see Listings Section D (Inthe Clubs).Toronto Music GardenTorontoJuly 1-September 2416-973-4000www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/torontomusicgarden.cfmFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): July 1.Tottenham Bluegrass FestivalTottenham Conservation Area, 4th LineNew Tecumseth, OntarioJune 18-20905-936-4100/1-888-886-4566www.tottenhambluegrass.caJune 18 6:30 to 10:45: Day One. HometownBluegrass; Janet McGarry & Wildwood;Bluegrass Edition; Canucky BluegrassBoys; Rhyme n Reason; and other artists.$20.June 19 11:00am to 10:45pm: Day Two.See Jun 18.June 20 11:00am to 3:30pm: Day Three.See Jun 18.Wasaga Beach FestivalBeach Area 1, Wasaga BeachNottawasaga, OntarioJune 26-27416-698-2152www.wasagabeachfest.comJune 26 12:00 noon to 10:00: Day One.Jake Differ; Toronto All-Star Big Band; TheHits Parade 2010; Menew; Caché. Free.June 27 12:00 noon to 6:00: Day Two.Jake Differ; Jeff Young & the MuskokaRoads Band; Jason Wilson; the Mighty Pope;Dr. Draw. Free.Waterfront Blues FestivalTorontoJune 4-6416-698-2152www.waterfrontblues.caFor daily details see Listings Section A(GTA). June 4-6.Westben Arts FestivalWestben Barn, 6698 County Rd. 30Campbellford, OntarioJune 11-August 81-877-883-5777www.westben.caJune 11 7:30: The Selfish Giant. Finley &Tizzard. Donna Bennett, soprano; GabriellePrata, mezzo; Robert Longo, baritone. $38;$15; $5. Also June 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.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: Cello Suites. Three selectedsuites by Bach. Brian Manker, cello. $33.50;$31; $15.World Routes FestivalHarbourfront Centre235 Queen’s QuayTorontoJuly 1-September 6For daily details see Listings Section A(GTA): July 1.Xerox RochesterInternational Jazz FestivalRochester, NYJune 11-19585-454-2060www.rochesterjazz.comJune 11 4:30 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Billy’s Band; JeremyPelt Quintet; Mose Allison; Dave RivelloEnsemble; ECMS Jazz Combo; MichaelKaeshammer; Lynne Arriale; Hazmat Modine;Oberg/Petrescu Quartet; Gladys Knight;Sauce Boss; Stan Tracey Trio; Lynne ArrialeTrio; Earl Pickens and Family; Jeremy PeltQuintet; Bob Sneider Trio.June 12 4:30 to 10:30: Smugtown Stompers;Rochester Area High School Jazz Bands;Catherine Russell; Michael Kaeshammer;Jazz Contingent Big Band; ECMS JazzCombo; Billy’s Band; Somi Max; TerryClarke Trio; Brass Jaw Christ Church; MickHayes Band; Filthy Funk; Torben Waldorff;Blaggards; Keb’ Mo’; Hazmat Modine; BrassJaw; Los Lonely Boys; Filthy Funk; TorbenWaldorff Group; Hazmat; Bob Sneider Trio.June 13 2:00 to 10:30: Smugtown Stompers;Rochester Area High School Jazz Bands;Charnett Moffett Trio; Eastman Jazz PerformanceWorkshop Honors Unit 1; ChuchitoValdes; Antonio Ciacca Trio; ViktoriaTolstoy; Jack Allen Big Band; Katie ThirouxTrio; Stefan Karlsson Trio; Christine Ohlman& Rebel Montez; Bassekou Kouyate & NgoniBa; Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock; DmitryBaevsky Quartet; Ted Michaels Quartet“JazzTwist”; Bob Sneider Trio.June 14 4:30 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Stanley Jordan;Eastman Jazz Performance WorkshopHonors Unit 2; Giorgio Ferrera Quartet; RickHolland/Evan Dobbins Big Band; BassekouKouyate & Ngoni Ba; Janet Planet; HilarioDuran Trio; Viktoria Tolstoy; Jazz ScholarshipsPerformance; Trombone Shorty; RyanQuigley Sextet; Robin McKelle; Fred Costello& Company; Bob Sneider Trio.June 15 4:30 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Trombone Shorty;Russell Malone Quartet; Miami Sax Quartet;Trio Slaye with Chris Ziemba; EastmanJazz Performance Workshop Honors Unit3; Sicilian Jazz Project; Bill Dobbins Triowith Chuck Israels & Rich Thompson; RoyalWelsh College of Music; Samuel Hallkvist;Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys; HerbieHancock; Alison Brown Quartet; FrancoisBourassa Quartet; Jimmie Highsmith; BobSneider Trio.June 16 4:30 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Joyce CoolingGroup; ESM-XRIJF Jazz Scholarship Alumni;Steve Turre Quartet; Bill Tiberio Band; DominicMancuso; Grace Kelly Quintet; AdamNiewood Quartet; Rochester/Roland All-StarAccordion Jam!; John Taylor; New HorizonsBig Band; Eivind Opsvik; Hackensaw Boys;John Pizzarelli with The Woody HermanOrchestra; Das Contras; Eastman Youth JazzOrchestra; Bob Sneider Trio.June 17 4:30 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Pablo Menendez& MEZCLA; Pat LaBarbera Group; JacobFred Jazz Odyssey; Erik Telford Collective;Joe Locke Group featuring Vocalist KennyWashington; ECMS Jazz Combo led by HowardPotter; Sean Jones Quartet; Soul Stew;Palle Mikkelborg; Bottle Rockets; BernieAlize Restaurant2459 Yonge St. 416-487-2771Every Sun Lara Solnicki Sings in English& French with guest guitar players. 6:30-9:30pm, No Cover Jun 27 Lara Solnicki& Reg Schwager. Jul 1 Lara Solnicki &Ted Quinlan. Jul 4 Lara Solnicki & RoyPatterson.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, NoCover; Fridays and Saturdays Funk, Soul,Reggae, R&B, Top 40, $10 Cover withoutdinner reservations.Jun 3,4,5 Lady Kane. Jun 10 Taxi. Jun11,12 Lady Kane. Jun 17 Graffitti Park.Jun 18 Lady Kane. Jun 19 Graffitti Park.Jun 24 Charity Function. Jun 25 Ascension.Jun 26 Soular. Jul 1 Graffitti Park.Jul 2, 3 Lady Kane.Annex Live, The296 Brunswick Ave. 416-929-3999www.theannexlive.comAquila Restaurant347 Keele St. 416-761-7474Live Jazz Saturday Nights 9pmJun 19 Ori Dagan Quartet feat BrandiDisterheft. Jun 25 Chris Robinson Trio.Jun 26 Anthony Terpstra Seventet. Jun 27Phil Skladowski & The Other Sock. Jun 28,29 Kurt Lund & Tony Quarrington. Jun 30T.L.C. Jazz Trio. Jul 1 Jazz Violin Ensemble.Jul 2 Chirs Robinson Trio. Jul 3 AnthonyTerpstra Seventet. Jul 4 Shannon Butcher,Bari’d Alive Jam.Azure Restaurant and Barat the Intercontinental Hotel225 Front Street 416-597-3701Williams; Nils Landgren Funk Unit; Get TheBlessing; Bob Sneider Trio.June 18 2:00 to 11:00: Kids Jazz Jam!;Rochester Area High School Jazz Bands;Brad Shepik; ECMS Latin Jazz & Saxologywith Jose Encarnacion; Gap MangioneSextet; New Energy Big Band; Little RedSuitcase; Gwyneth Herbert Quartet; NilsLandgren Funk Unit; Po Boys Brass Band;Susanna & the Magical Orchestra; Bryan Lee& the Blues Power Band; Jeff Beck; Djabe;Booker T & The MGs; Jane Monheit; BobSneider Trio.June 19 3:45 to 10:30: Rochester AreaHigh School Jazz Bands; Rochester MetroJazz Orchestra; Ibrahim Electric; The Lawnmowers;Djabe; Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio;Tinted Image; James Hunter; Joe Krown Triowith Walter Wolfman & Russell Batiste Jr.;Mikko Innanen & Innkvistio; Mark Stuart &the Bastard Sons; Bryan Lee & the BluesPower Band; Smash Mouth; Marc Broussard;Scott Hamilton /Harry Allen Quintet;Gwyneth Herbert Quartet; Bob Sneider Trio.D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)www.azurerestaurant.caEvery Thu, Fri, Sat Dan Bodanis Trio withBernie Senensky and Steve Wallace 5:30-10:30pmBerber Resto Bar Lounge49 Front Street East 416-860-9000Jun 25, Jul 1, Jul 2 Suzana Da Camara7:15pm & 8:30pm, No Cover Fri, Sat/Sun$10Black Swan, The154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537Every Wed The Danforth Jam w/ Jon Longand Friends 9:30pmBon Vivant Restaurant1924 Avenue Road 416-630-5153Every Friday Margaret Stowe Solo Guitar6-9pmBrassaii CaféRestaurant & 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, 416-860-9000Jul 3 Hot Five Jazzmakers 3-6pm pwycChalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro247 Marlee Avenue, 416-789-2531www.chalkerspub.com (for completelistings)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;Every Sat Dinner Jazz 6-9pm, $10 Cover.Jun 6 Kathleen Gorman 7-10pm. 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Nancy Walker Quartet. Jun 14 Live Recording:Ted Warren Trio feat Mike Murley andRich Brown, 7-10pm. Jun 19 Don ThompsonQuartet plays Kenny Wheeler w Jon Challoner,Jim Vivian and Terry Clarke.Jun 26Carol McCartney Quartet. Jun 27 NormanMarshall Villeneuve Sextet, 7-10pm.Chick N’ Deli744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-3363www.chickndeli.comEvery Mon Big Band Night; Every TueJam Night; Every Sat Climax Jazz Band4-7. Jun 25 Cheshire Cats, Nitefly. Jun 26Climax Jazz Band, Nitefly. Jun 27 CheshireCats, Robbie Lane and The Disciples. Jun28 Cheshire Cats, GTA Big Band. Jun 29Cheshire Cats, Open Jam. Jun 30, Jul 1Cheshire Cats. Jul 2 Cheshire Cats, TheNomads. Jul 3 Climax Jazz Band, The Nomads.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/PWYCJun 4 Kira Callahan Duo. Jun 6 Shawn Nykwist& Dan Eisen. Jun 11 Julie McGregor& Norm Amadio. Jun 13 Brian DeLima. Jun18 Beverly Taft & Dan Eisen. Jun 20 DonCampbell & Dan Eisen. Jun 26 Sophia Perlman& Adrean Farrugia. Jul 2 Warren Greig& Dan Eisen. Jul 3 Richard Whiteman & RobMcBride.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 Queen;500 Queen St. East 416-368-6893www.dominiononqueen.comEvery Sun Rockabilly Brunch 11am-3-pm;Every 1 st & 3 rd Sun Jazz Jam with hostRobert Scott 4-7pm;Every Tue French GypsyJazz Jam with host Wayne Nakamura.8:30pm, pwyc;Every Thu John T. Davis onB3, 5:30-8pm, No CoverJun 5 Tim Turvey. Jun 7 George Grosman’sJazz Goes Pop. Jun 11 Swingin’ Blackjacks.Jun 12 Mark Feldman Band / Vybe TribeTribute. Jun 14 North of Queen (bluegrass,gospel & folk). Jun 17 The Hollers (blues).Jun 18 George Grosman’s Bohemian Swing.Jun 19 Rockabilly Riot. Jun 25 Que IssoBrazilian Jazz, Late Night Jazz Jam. Jun 26Sean Pinchin,York Jazz Ensemble,Pat Murrayw Bruce Cassidy, Late Night Jazz Jam.Jun 27 Beverly Taft et les Chansonettes,Peggy Mahon. Jun 28 Big Smoke Big Band.Jun 30 Mega City Big Band, Late Night JazzJam. Jul 1 Quarrington, Taft, Murata. Jul2 Quincy Bullen, Jenna Glatt, Rob Christian;Late Night Jazz JAm. Jul 3 Brian Rose LittleBig Band, Bruce Cassidy Quartet, Late NightJazz Jam. Jul 4 San Murata Japanese JazzJam.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.ca (full calendar)Frida 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 CanJun 1 Kelsey McNulty Jazz Band, JulianFauth Blues Night. Jun 2 Dave Ryan BluesSolo, Kurt Nielsen & Richard Whiteman JazzBand. Jun 3 Tim Shia Jazz Band, NadiaHosko Jazz Band. Jun 4 Mike Field JazzBand, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits. Jun 5 ColemanTinsley Jazz Brunch, Bill Heffernan &Friends, Melissa Boyce Jazz & Blues Band.Jun 6 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band, AmyNoubarian Jazz Duo, Lord Bubba’s Nu-JazzProject. Jun 7 Ken McDonald Jazz Band,The Circles Quartet. Jun 8 Darryl Orr JazzBand, Julian Fauth Blues Night. Jun 9 RyanOliver Jazz Band, Roberta Hunt Jazz & BluesBand. Jun 10 Emily & the Blue Callers,Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio. Jun11 Ori Dagan Jazz Trio, Jim Clayton JazzTrio. Jun 12 Jeffrey Hewer Jazz Band, BillHeffernan & Friends, Fraser Melvin BluesBand. Jun 13 Jay Sinclair Jazz Duo, AlexOri's Stories“It's That Old Devil June”ori dAGAnWhat a heavenly time to be a club owner, jazz musician ormusic lover! Although it’s impossible to attend absolutelyeverything you read about in the summer festival season,the mood remains festive so long as snow is impossible (knockon wood!). But seriously, whether or not it rains, there’s a decidedlywarm buzz in the air these days.Great News!Fans of Anne Marie Leonard’sOpen Mic (formerly held at thedefunct Statlers on Church) willbe pleased to know that she isnow holding it in the same vibrantneighbourhood Thursday nights atFuzion, (www.fuzionexperience.com) located at 580 Church Streetjust north of Wellesley. CharismaticLeonard currently coachesdozens of performers and accompaniesthree choirs in the GreaterToronto Area. Listen to herAnne Marie Leonard.masterful way with the ivories at www.annemarieleonard.com, andbe sure to check out the Thursday night open mic from 9-midnight.All styles welcome. Arrive early to catch entertaining vocalist MarkCassius with lovely Ken Lindsay on keys from 6-9pm.Two Much FunSpeaking of duos, every Torontonian needs to experience RobertScott and drummer Great Bob Scott, who come across as marvelouslymad geniuses. The pair never fails to enchant an audiencewith their energetic delivery of a diverse repertoire. Scott (www.robertscottmusic.com)and Scott (www.myspace.com/greatbobscott) arethankfully easy to catch, appearing regularly three times a week:down at the Novotel at 45 The Esplanade every Wednesday from7-11pm and Saturdays from 8:30-midnight, as well as Friday nightsstarting at 9:30pm at the Pantages Martini Lounge located at 200Victoria Street. Real pianos, no cover!Attention Piano LoversSpeaking of real pianos, there are two very exciting series to reportabout: Merriam Music (www.merriamlive.com) in Oakville islaunching a monthly piano series on Sunday June 6 featuring RobiBotos, Adrean Farrugia and Stu Harrison showcasing three state-ofthe-artpianos. Limited to 100 seats, the series features divine acoustics,wines, cheeses, scotches and an interactive audience componentwith your questions. Also, Gallery 345 (www.gallery345.com) at 345Sorauren Avenue has a nine-foot Baldwin and a seven-foot Steinway,this month featuring a “Piano Jazz Masters” series June 13 with theMatthew Shipp Trio, June 20 with the Mario Roman Quartet andJune 27 with the Hilario Duran Trio. Check the website for timesand ticket prices.Jazz Festival PrideThe TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will be proudly presentedsimultaneously with Pride Toronto and the G20 summit!Looks like the world will be in our city, so here’s hoping this helps.In terms of programming, there are dozens of noteworthy choices.The HeadlinerHarry Connick Jr. and Orchestra: consummate entertainer, thefamed and photographable New Orleans native makes a welcome returnto Toronto, backed by full orchestra at the Canon Theatre onJune 27, 8pm, tickets $50-150. www.harryconnickjr.com.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 41PHOTO ori dagan


PHOTO ori daganWelcome ReturnsHerbie Hancock Imagine Project: the highly influential and criticallyacclaimed pianist will be featuring songs from his most recenttriumph, River: The Joni Mitchell Letters with the Imagine Project,completed by Vinnie Colaiuta, drums, Lionel Loueke, guitar, GregPhillinganes, keyboards, Tal Wilkenfeld, bass, and vocalists to beannounced. Opening set by Juno-winning bassist/composer BrandiDisterheft. Mainstage Concert Series, June 26, 8pm, tickets $55.www.herbiehancock.com.Dave Brubeck: with a legendary career that spans over six decades,his compositional experiments in odd time signatures, improvisedcounterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality still turn heads. At89-and-a-half years young, the consummate entertainer is a marvelto behold. Don’t miss Brubeck’s Quartet as part of the Koerner HallJazz Series on June 29, 8pm, tickets $50-75. www.davebrubeck.com.Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette: this consistentlyimaginative piano-bass-drums trio continues to set standardsand is aptly known as the Standards Trio. Now in their third decadeof collectively breathtaking, mind-boggling, heartfelt musical creativity,these are three grand masters you don’t want to miss. June 30at the Four Seasons Centre, tickets $47.50-127.50.It Ain’t Necessarily Jazz!With hopes of drawing from outside of the jazz pool, the festival hasinvited pop acts set to make a splash, including Esthero (June 27 atthe Lee’s Palace, $24.50), Serena Ryder (June 29 at Harbourfront’sSirius Stage, $34.50) and Chaka Khan and Macy Gray (July 3 atDundas Square, free). In contrast, the “Next Wave Series” at theMusic Gallery (www.musicgallery.org) will be a magnet for loversof experimental, envelope-pushing music. One such show will beChristine Duncan’s haunting Element Choir (June 29 at the MusicGallery, $20). Fearlessly conducted, this diverse group of musiciansweaves unforgettable webs of improvised vocal textures.Tribute To A LegendThe jazz world recently lost a genuine legend with the passing ofRob McConnell (February 14, 1935 – May 1, 2010). McConnellwas a true renaissance man who wore many hats, earned many accoladesand will not be forgotten. The Old Mill’s Dining Room willhouse a tribute to Rob McConnell’s legacy on June 24.One, Two, A-One, Two, Free!As always, the festival offers free-admission shows. The 12-noonlunchtime show on June 30 will be a particularly special performance,for it will be a CD launch by Ricochet, the brainchild ofAdrean Farrugia, one of our city’s most creative pianists. When Farrugiatakes a solo on any old standard,it’s hard not to be engagedby his playful approach to the familiar;his own compositions tendto be rich with flowing emotion,drawing from varied sources.“The music is inspired by a need totry and cohesively combine all thethings I love in music,” says Farrugia.“The music attempts to fusejazz, classical, Indian, South African,pop and film-music texturesand rhythms into a unifiedsound, while being equally appealingto both lay listeners and highlyAdrean Farrugia.trained ears. Creating music that has a wide appeal without makingsacrifices is very important to me.”For everything from fabulous freebies to genuine grandmasters,visit the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival website:www.torontojazz.com.Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist, voice actor andentertainment journalist. He can best be contacted at jazz@thewholenote.com.Coleman Jazz Band, Chris Butcher JazzBand. Jun 14 Julia Cleveland Jazz Band,Sean Bellaviti Jazz Band. Jun 15 JorgeGavidia Jazz & Blues Band, Julian FauthBlues Night. Jun 16 Michele Kaye JazzDuo, Michael Keith Blues Duo. Jun 17Noah Sherman Jazz Band, String TheoryCollective. Jun 18 Ventana 5 Jazz Band,Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm. Jun19 Tony Desmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo,Bill Heffernan & Friends,TBA. Jun 20 TonyDesmarteau Jazz & Blues Solo, France St.Trio, Joshua Goodman Jazz Band. Jun 21Amanda Covetta Jazz Band, Bossa Tres,TBA. Jun 22 Donne Roberts Band, JulianFauth Blues Night. Jun 23 Bobby Hsu JazzBand, Queen Street Three. Jun 24 WhitneyRoss Barris Jazz Band, Cyndi Carleton JazzBand. Jun 25 Jay Sinclair Jazz Duo, KingaJazz. Jun 26 Vincent Bertucci Jazz Band,Bill Heffernan & Friends, Sabor Latin JazzBand.Jun 27 Ori Dagan Jazz Band, BrownmanAkoustic Jazz Trio, Cliff Ojala JazzBand. Jun 28 Adriana Galic Jazz Band,Margot Roi Jazz Band. Jun 29 Sean BellavitiJazz Band, Julian Fauth Jazz Band.Jun 30 James Brown Jazz Duo, DeniseLeslie Jazz Band. Jul 1 Jerry QuintyneBand, Fraser Melvin Band. Jul 2 Mike FieldJazz Band, The Peddlers. Jul 3 ColemanTinsley Jazz Brunch, Kathleen GormanJazz Band, Melissa Boyce Jazz Band. Jul4 Melissa Lauren Jazz Band, Whitney RossBarris Jazz Band, Thyron Lee Whyte JazzBand.Grossman’s Tavern“Toronto’s Home of the Blues”379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-1210www.grossmanstavern.com (completeschedule)“Toronto’s Home of the Blues” NO COVEREvery SatThe Happy Pals matinee 4-8pm;Every Sun Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam4-9pm, The Nationals with Brian Cober:Double Slide Guitar Open Stage Jam9:30pm-2am; Every Wed Ernest Lee &Cotton Traffic Jam; Every Thu U of T:The Responsible Jam Showcase Night.Jun 4 Sandi Marie & Under the Bus. Jun 5Graceful Daddies. Jun 11 Seb Agnello. Jun18 Big Tabacco & the Pickers. Jun 19Frankie Foo SKA. Jun 25 Silverleafs JazzBand. Jun 26 Inflatable. Jun 28 Al LucasBand. Jun 29 Al Mason & the Bands. Jul2 The Barking Sharks .Jul 4 The BrassBand matinee.Harlem Restaurant67 Richmond Street East 416-368-1920www.harlemrestaurant.com (full musicschedule)NO COVEREvery Mon Open Jam Night hosted byCarolynT 8pm-1am; Every Wed Music isthe Answer: Fundraising for Haiti, 8pm.Minimum Donations $5/w Aspirin, First AidKits, Vitamins, Masks, Protein Bars; EveryFri Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pmEvery Sat Jazz/Blues 7:30-11:30pm. Jun25 Jon NehRita. Jun 26 Quique Escamilla.Jun 27 Zimzum. Jun 28 Open Jam Nightw/ Carolyn T. Jun 30 Jef Kearns Trio. Jul1 Ross MacIntyre. Jul 2 Carolyn T Duo.Jul 3 Roseanne Howell. Jul 4 BrilliantCorners feat Samantha Clayton.D. In The Clubs (Mostly Jazz)Home Smith Barsee Old Mill, TheHot House Café35 Church Street 416-366-7800Jun 27-30 Brenda Carol & Clairvoyance.Hugh’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.Jun 2 Little Hearts: Shannon Butcher CDRelease. Jun 3, 4 Skydiggers. Jun 5 MoseScarlett. Jun 9 DeltaPhonic Love Letter:Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite CD Release.Jun 15 Poema: Romina Di GasbarroCD Release. Jun 17 Carlos del Junco. Jun20 The Satin Dolls, Milky Whites & theBluesmen CD Release. Jun 22 Simple EarnestPlea: Kevin Breit CD Release. Jun 30TD Jazz Fest presents: Roberta GambariniQuartet.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 SundayJun 25 Elmer Ferrer Band. Jun 26 JoaquinNunez Trio. Jun 27 El Proyecto. Jun 29Luis Mario Ochoa Trio. Jun 30 AleksanderGajic Duo. Jul 1 Xoteka Duo – LauraFernandez & Don Naduriak. Jul 2 ElianaCuevas Trio. Jul 3 Alexander Brown Trio.Jul 4 Roberto Riberon Trio.Lolita’s Lust513 Danforth Avenue 416-913-9716www.lolitaslust.caJun 25, 26, Jul 2-4 DJ LolitaLula Lounge1585 Dundas West 416-588-0307www.lula.ca (complete schedule)Jun 5 Ricardo Lemvo Canadian CDRelease. Jun 17 FunkaBelly: Live GypsyDance and Bodacious Bellydance. Jun 25Eliana Cuevas. Jun 26 Salsa Saturdays.Jul 1 African Guitar Summit. Jul 2 DominicMancuso Trio. Jul 3 Salsa Saturday.Manhattan’s Music Club951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440www.manhattans.caMezzettaMiddle Eastern Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687www.mezzettarestaurant.comEvery Wed Jazz Series: sets at 9:00 and10:15. Cover $7-10Jun 2 Steve Koven & Rob Clutton. Jun9 ZARI Trio. Jun 16 Dave Young & RegSchwager. Jun 25 Lorne Lofsky & KieranOvers. Jun 26 Kye Marshall & Andy Scott.Jun 27 Sundar Viswanathan & Roy Patterson.Jun 29 Bill McBirnie & Louis Simao.42 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Jun 30 Mike Murley Trio. Jul 1 DonThompson & Reg Schwager. Jul 2 BrianKatz & Rob Piltch. Jul 3 Roland Hunter.Jul 4 David Mott & Rob Clutton.Momo’s Bistro664 The Queensway, Etobicoke416-252-5560www.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 AllStar Bourbon St. Band;Every Sun TerryLogan.Old Mill, The21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641www.oldmilltoronto.comOld Mill’s Dining Room Thursday nightsat 7:30pm: Jun 3 Jerry Bergonzi w BrianDickinson Trio, $20; Jun 10 Pat LaBarbera& Kirk McDonald Quintet play JohnColtrane, $20; Jun 17 Robi Botos “SideB Band”, $20. Jun 24 Rob McConnellTentet: Tribute to a Legend. Jun 28-Jul 3Russ Little Quintet with Heather Bambrickand special guests, $25. Home SmithBar Thursday – Saturday 7:30-10:30pm,No Cover, $20 minimum per person.Every Thursday John Sherwood SoloPiano;Every Friday “Something to SingAbout” Series 7:30-10:30pm;Every SaturdayPiano Masters Series 7:30-10:30pm.Jun 4 Shannon Gunn Trio. Jun 5 AdreanFarrugia Trio. Jun 11 Fern Lindzon Quartet.Jun 12 Anthony Panacci Trio. Jun18 Georgia Ambros Trio. Jun 19 RichardWhiteman Duo. Jun 25 Carol McCartneyQuartet. Jun 26 Dave Restivo Trio. JAZZFESTIVAL WITHIN THE JAZZ FESTIVAL:John Sherwood’s Jazz Party: John Sherwood(p) Pat Collins (b) Joel Haynes (d)with featured guests: Jun 28 Mike Murley;Jun 29 John MacLeod; Jun 30 Jim Galloway;Jul 1 Terry Promane. Jul 2 RegSchwager; Jul 3 Alex Dean.Painted Lady, The218 Ossington Ave 647-213-5239www.thepaintedlady.caNo Cover / Pay-What-You-CanEvery Sun Safety in Numbers 6-9pm withRobert Stevenson (clarinet) Chris Bezant(guitar) Chris Kettlewell (bass) playing DjangoReinhardt and Jazz Standards;EveryMon Open Mic 10pm-late, all genres;Every Tue Rambunctious! 10pm: 11-piecehorn band featuring Michael Louis Jordanplaying New Orleans, Harlem, The Balkans,improvisations and more!Pan on the Danforth516 Danforth Ave 416-466-8158Every Fri Sean Bray and Rita di Ghent Trio8-11pmPantages Martini Bar and Lounge200 Victoria St. 416-362-1777Every Mon Curtains Down with JenniBurke & Mark Camilleri;Every Fri RobertScott;Every Sat Solo Piano: Variousartists.Pero Lounge812 Bloor St. West 416-915-7225www.perorestaurant.comEvery Fri African Vibe 7-11pmEvery Sat Archie Alleyne’s Kollage 8-11pmJun 25 & 26, Jul 2 & 3 Archie Alleyne& Friends.Pilot Tavern, The22 Cumberland 416-923-5716www.thepilot.ca (detailed schedule)Jazz Saturdays 3:30 – 6:30 NO COVERJun 5 Ron Westray. Jun 12 Perry WhiteQuartet. Jun 19 George Koller Quartet.Jun 26 Richard Underhill CD ReleaseParty.Piston Bar, The937 Bloor Street W 416-532-3989Press 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 Wrighton vibes, Duncan Hopkins on bass, musicaldirector Don Vickery on drums and featuredguest:Jun 4 Mike Murley. Jun 11 Dave McMurdo& Mike Malone. Jun 18 John MacLeod.Jun 25 Alastair Kay. 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 Deliciousnessw Lucas Stagg & Chris Bennett;EveryWed Spy vs. Spy vs. Sly: James Robertson(guitar) Nigel Hebblewhite (bass) Sly Juhas(drums) ;Every Thu The Reposadists: RobertoRosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel (trumpet)Jon Meyer (bass) Jesse Barksdale(guitar) Sammy Alexander (vocals);EveryFri Roberto Rosenman (guitar) Tim Hamel(trumpet) Patrick Gregory (guitar) GrahamDuncan (bass) Sammy Alexander (vocals).Reservoir 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;Every Thu Janice Hagen.Every Fri DeeDee & the Dirty Martinis;Every Sat Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm.Every Sun Duke and the Dell-ites; NEW:“Après Work” Series Tuesdays andWednesday 7-9pm Jun 1 Alex Pangman.Jun 8 Ori Dagan. Jun 15 Whitney Ross-Barris. Jun 29 Richard Underhill. Jun 30Elena Kapeleris.Rex HotelJazz and Blues Bar, The194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475www.therex.ca (full month’s schedule)“Where Jazz Lives”Jun 25 Hogtown Syncopators, LesterMcLean Trio, Sinal Aberto, Sparks, League& Thomas. Jun 26 Danny Marks Trio,Swing Shift Big Band, Mike Murley Spetet,Sparks, League & Thomas. Jun 27 ClubDjango, Freeway Dixieland, Shannon Butcher,Andrew Downing’s Arts & Letters. Jun28 Big Band Slam, Peter Hill Quintet, JohnMacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra. Jun 29Anthony Molinaro, Kelly Jefferson Quartet,Rinsethealgorithm. Jun 30 Griffith/HiltzTrio, Mark McLean’s Playground, RudreshMahathappa Duo. Jul 1 Laura HubertBand, TBC, Rudresh Mahanthappa Trio.Jul 2 Sara Dell, Eric St-Laurent Trio, GeoffKeezer Trio. Jul 3 Chris Hunt Tentet &Justin Bacchus Group, Zack Brock’s MagicNumber, Geoff Keezer Trio. Jul 4 ExcelsiorTraditional Dixieland Band, Michelle WillisQuartet, Zack Brock’s Magic Number,Geoff Keezer & Josh Grossman’s TorontoJazz Orchestra.Saint Tropez, Le315 King St. W. 416-591-3600Live piano jazz 7 days a weekwww.lesainttropez.comSilver Dollar Room486 Spadina Avenue, 416-763-9139Jun 26 Ginger St. James & the Grinders$12Jul 1 Coco Montoya $18The Social1100 Queen St. West 416-532-4474Jun 26 Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team.Jun 30 Sidenote, Jawbone, Subhuman& Coi. Jul 3 Golden Gloves, Meech &Rhynecologist.Ten Feet Tall1381 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-7333www.tenfeettall.caSaturday Night Cabaret 8-10pm, pwycJun 5 Allana J. Brown “Jazz Meets Pop”.Jun 12 AT EASE Vocal Jazz Trio. Jun 19Sam Broverman Sings Johnny Mercer.Sunday Jazz Matinee 3:30-6:30pm, NoCoverJun 6 Terry Logan Trio. Jun 13 HenryHeillig. Jun 20 Dave Hutchinson Trio.Jun 25 Carin Redman Quartet. Jun 26Kingsley Ettiene. Jun 27 Ori Dagan Trio,Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out Bonus Show(7-10pm). Jun 28 Pat Murray Trio. Jun 29Larra Skye. Jun 30 Sultans of String. Jul1 Gone Fission. Jul 2 Alex Tait Quartet.Jul 3 Justin Bacchus. Jul 3 James Walburton’sSpirit of Jazz.Tequila Bookworm512 Queen Street West 416-603-7335Modern/Experimental Jazz Sunday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday at 9pm, PWYCJun 3 Free Boat Rentals. Jun 5 Red BlueGreen. Jun 6 Daniel Easty Trio. Jun 10Bone Merrow. Jun 12 Chris Chekan Group.Jun 13 Daniel Easty Quartet. Jun 17 FreeBoat Rentals. Jun 19 Ken McDonald GuitarQuartet. Jun 20 William Carn’s Run StopRun. Jun 24 Angela Sande Group. Jun 26Tyson Kerr. Jun 27 Daniel Easty Quartet.TODO Fusion Resto-Bar217 Ossington Avenue 416-526-7200www.myspace.com/todofusionrestobarTrane Studio964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197www.tranestudio.com (full schedule)Jun 25 Brownman Akoustic Trio. Jun 26Impressions Trio, Waleed Kush. Jun 27Glenda del E & Qban Mixology. Jun 28Andre Leroux Quartet. Jun 29 Grace Kelly(8pm, 10pm). Jun 30 Trouble (for DougRichardson). Jul 2 Terry Clarke Trio. Jul 3Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. Jul 4 SandroDominelli 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 Jam3pm;Every Mon Open Mic Music Nightswith Guest Hosts, 10pm;Every Fri TheFoolish Things, 5pmWhistler’s Grille995 Broadview Ave. 416-421-13446pm, No CoverJun 25 Nathan Hiltz Trio. Jun 26 Koel’sNotes Trio. Jun 27 Darius NargolwallaTrio w Lina Allemano. Jun 28 Darius NargolwallaTrio w Shawn Nykwist. Jun 29Havana Blues Trio. Jun 30 Tone Dogs. Jul1 Annual Canada Day Ribfest. Jul 2 HavanaBlues Trio, Café Blue Note w GeorgeOlliver & Gangbuster $25. Jul 3 Koel’sNotes Trio. Jul 4 Darius Nargolwalla Triow Bill McBirnie.Zemra Bar & Lounge778 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-3123www.zemrabarlounge.comEvery Wed Open Mic and JamEvery Fri Live Music FridaysFor your club toappear on thesepages, send yourlistings to jazz@thewholenote.com.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 43


No 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 pmAl Green Theatre750 Spadina (at Bloor)For ticket informationor program details visitWWW.NOSTRINGSTHEATRE.COMor Call 416-588-5845 EXT 1Registration for SummerIntensive still open, ages 13 - 21Deadline June 15, 2010ANNOUNCEMENTSJune 3 6:00: Opera Atelier. CostumeRunway Event. This event, hosted by OperaAtelier co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoskishowcases 20 costumes from productionsspanning across the company’s 25-year history.All Canadian Self-Storage, 1 Laird Dr.416-703-3767 x26/416-277-1446. $25.June 4 & 5: 1:00 to 5:00: Opera Atelier.Costume Sale. Purchase costumes frommore than 30 opera productions, such asDon Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Didoand Aeneas, Iphigénie en Tauride and Persée.All Canadian Self-Storage, 1 Laird Dr. 416-703-3767.June 6 10:30am: Kingston SymphonyAssociation. 2010 Beat Beethoven Run.Complete the 4 km walk/fun run or 8 kmrace before the Kingston Symphony finishesplaying 50 minutes of Beethoven’s music.Confederation Park, Kingston. 613-546-9729. Free.June 17 & June 22 1:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to8:00: Kingsway Conservatory of Music.The Halls are Alive! Musical “open house”with studio tours, refreshments, informationand registration for private lessons (piano,voice, guitar, strings, winds, drums) andgroup programs (Glee Club, early childhoodmusicianship, orchestra, choir, drum circle)for all ages. 2848 Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. Free.June 26 10:00am to 2:00: ORMTA CentralToronto Branch. Sale of Used Music. St.John’s Norway Anglican Church, 470 WoodbineAve. 416-694-5969.LECTURES/SYMPOSIAJune 7 7:30: Soundstreams. Salon 21:Fanfare Project. The fanfare is the universalsymbol of ceremony, ritual, and celebrationfound in cultures all over the world. Theevening will feature a performance of RobertJohnson’s Majestic Fanfare in E Flat Major– the winning fanfare of the Soundstreams/Luminato YouTube Fanfare Competition.Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-504-1282. Free (registration required).June 25 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Norman Richmond. Jazz.D. Announcements Et CeteraFM91 Broadcast Centre, Nathan PhillipsSquare, 100 Queen St. W. 416-928-2033.Free.June 26 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Brandi Disterheft. SeeJune 25.Sat Jun 27 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Richard Flohil. SeeJune 25.June 28 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Rich Brown. See June 25.June 29 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Brownman. See June 25.June 30 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Danny Marks. See June 25.July 1 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Nadine McNulty. SeeJune 25.July 2 6:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Talkback Series: Mike Daley. See June 25.MASTERCLASSESJune 6, 13 and July 3: 2:00 to 5:00: SingingStudio of Deborah Staiman. Masterclassin musical theatre/audition preparation.Textual analysis and other interpretativetools for the “sung monologue.” Yonge& Eglinton area – please call for exactlocation. 416-483-9532.July 5, 6, 7 and beyond: David J. King.Summer Sight-Singing and Vocal TechniqueClasses. Improve your musical reading andvocal/choral skills in an entertaining andeducational environment . Beginner, intermediateand advanced levels. 416-225-2255.$95.SCREENINGSJune 29 7:00: TD Toronto Jazz Festival.Dave Douglas and Keystone – Spark of Being.A Film by Bill Morrison. Enwave Theatre,Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000. $35.ALEXANDER KATSA 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.ca44 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


WORKSHOPSJune 2 6:30: Kingsway Conservatory of Music. OpenRehearsal. Kingsway Children’s Choir and Drum Circle.2848 Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. Rsvp.June 6 4:00: Kingsway Conservatory of Music. JuniorJazz in Action. An interactive ‘jazz immersion’ workshop/performance event for young jazz students and older jazzfans. 2848 Bloor St. W. 416-234-0121. Free (call to preregister).June 12 1:00 to 4:00 pm: Patrick Graham. FrameDrumming Workshop. “Lap-style” and “Mediterrasian Tambourine.”Music Room in High Park, 163 Clendenan Ave.416-604-4868. $40 (call to reserve).June 13 2:00: Choirs Ontario. Oulainen Youth ChoirWorkshop. Agricola Lutheran Church. 25 Old York Mills Rd.416-923-1144. $15.June 16 1:00 to 5:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Wednesday’s Wonders. Meet the artists; Scientificapproach to selecting the correct equipment, withBrian Scriver; Brass Ensembles; Orchestral Auditions; andother events. Humber College, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W.416-259-8116. $20, if available.Professional and HomeJune 17 9:00am to 5:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Thursday’s Thrills. You are your instrument;The new reality of music; Starting at the Beginning; Historyof Women Brass Players; Injury Prevention and Recovery;2:30: Lisana Allemano, jazz clinic; and other events. HumberCollege, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116. $20,if available.June 18 9:00am to 5:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Friday’s Fun. You are your instrument; Goalsetting; Life in the military; Composer panel, Women trombonists;and other events. Humber College, 3199 LakeshoreBlvd. W. 416-259-8116. $20, if available.June 19 9:00am to 5:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Saturday Sizzles. A career at the top; Eclecticenergy; Jazz tactics; Being a freelancer; Brass Olympics(Tuba Toss, Horn Bell Frisbee Throw, Trumpet Pin Game,Trombone Balance Competition); and other events. HumberCollege, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116. $20, ifavailable.June 20 10:30am to 1:30: International Women’s BrassConference. Sunday’s Sensations. Meet the Artists.Humber College, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-259-8116.$20, if available.VOICE TEACHERDenise WilliamsclaimvoiceSTUD OS20 years’ experienceAll styles: classical, music theatre,gospel, jazz etc. Audition preparation,competitions, RCM exams (416) 588-5845www.denisewilliamssoprano.comwww.nostringstheatre.comOrganic and functional vocaltraining to gain access to your fullrange, resonance and vocal freedom.For singers, public speakers,teachers, clergy, or if you just wantto enjoy using your voice.Sue Crowe ConnollyHamilton Studio 905-544-1302Toronto Studio 416-523-1154email:info@cyvstudios.ca www.cyvstudios.caJune 20 11:30, 1:30, 3:00: Tafelmusik. Creative ScienceSunday Workshop. An exploration of baroque music andinstruments. Ontario Science Centre. 770 Don Mills Rd.416-696-1000. Free with admission to Science Centre.July 5-9 10:00am to 4:00: Canadian Dalcroze Society.Eurythmics, Solfège and Improvisation. Donald Himes andCheng-Feng Lin. 1971 Queen St. E., Suite 202. 416-979-2392. $375; $250(students). Participation limited to 12students.June 5 to 9 10:00am to 4:00: Canadian Opera Company.Summer Youth Intensive. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum OperaCentre, 227 Front St. E. 416-306-2392. $150.MarketPlace: Education, Health, Professional and Home Want to sing???As Loge in Rheingold atENO and Seattle Opera.Émile Belcourt91 Waverley Road416.693.2624emilebelcourt@hotmail.comsonsocal beautyadwayea.com-4502backsplit classical soundsuperbly Children'sengineered recordingsconcert hall quality9ft Steinway Pianoaudio & Lessonsvideo demosfull CD productioncompetitive Friendly, ratesapproachable -416-461-0635 and strict!www.classicalsound.caLiz Parker416.544.1803liz.parker@rogers.comQueen/Bathurst80 Acadia Avenue, Unit 309, Markham ON L3R 9V1Singing LessonsPhilharmonic Music Ltd.SalesSing with technical ease School and vocal beautyViolin Viola Opera Cello Bows – Pops Private – Broadway lessons and examsString accessoriespreparation for:Music sheets www.JanetCatherineDea.comViolin Viola Cello BassRepair and Rental Piano Guitar Flute Theorycall now: (416) 429-4502Professional violin maker and Quartet Orchestralrepairer for over fifteen years. All teachers are qualified andGood quality guaranteed. experienced.String instrument rental service905-784-2028 www.philharmoniccanada.comAmateur or Student -all levels, Callages!CallAmateur or Student -all levels, Callages!Call Cheeses from around the world,meats, groceries, dry goodsgift baskets...Everything Call you needPASQUALE BROS. “Quality since 1917”SalesViolin Viola Cello BowsPhilharmonic Music Ltd.SchoolPrivate lessons and examsJune 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 45, Markham ON L3R 9V1


INSTRUCTIONBEAUTY OF SINGING: The developmentof professional singing. Preparefor exams. My students are winners ofdifferent renowned competitions. Singfor your pleasure and have the pleasureto sing. Natalia Palatnic 416-454-0097(Maple – Across from Wonderland)CONCERT PIANISTEVE EGOYAN (www.eveegoyan.com)offers lessons to committed musicians– advanced players as well asreturning adults (emu@interlog.com or416-894-6344)DRUM LESSONS: Percussionist NickCoulter is now accepting new students.Visit www.nickcoulter.ca for more information.Call 647-210-1710.FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS: RCMexam preparation. Samantha Chang, RoyalAcademy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT.416-293-1302, samantha.studio@gmail.comwww.samanthaflute.comNO STRINGS THEATRE is still registeringfor its summer music theatre intensive, July5-Aug1, 2010, ages 13-21. Registrationdeadline June 15, 2010. Les Misérables,school edition. 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WHO ISJUNE’S CHILD?“Heard any good jokes?”Apparently benign, a tyrantlurks within. But plays wellwith others: Sitarski, Dann,Wiebe, Quarrington, Dwyer,Piltch, and Goldsmith; alsowith May’s Mystery Child –Winona Zelenka (July 29).“So….what else?”Collaborators have includedPeggy Baker, Sarah Slean,Tom McCamus, ShaunaRolston, Ted Dykstra,Michael Ondaatje andSteven Page. Perhaps he’splaying on a pan with ashovel to explore the art oftime. Or digging into what ittakes to break down barriersof culture and genre. Thinkyou know who our mysterychild is? Send your bestguess to musicschildren@thewholenote.com. Pleaseprovide your mailingaddress just in case yourname is drawn! Winnerswill be selected by randomdraw among correct repliesreceived by June 20, 2010.Moscow, 1967We Are All Music's ChildrenMay’s Child Winona Zelenkamj buell“Me and my mom, Kathryn, at the Santa Fe Opera,where I played in the orchestra from 2003-2008.”Cellist Winona Zelenka livesin Etobicoke, in Toronto,with her husband, audio engineerRon Searles (an enthusiasticamateur violinist); daughterKathryn, who sings; son James,who also plays cello in his sparetime; and Felix, an orange catwho likes to eat bow-hairs whenWinona’s back is turned.Earliest memory of music?My earliest memory is singing inSunday School! I was probablyabout four: “If You’re Happy andYou Know It”. Everyone knowsthat one!Other family musicians?My father was a professionalflautist in Slovakia before emigratingto Canada, then taughthigh school music in Espanola,Ontario. My mom was a pianistand organist, and played withme for Kiwanis festivals; she alwayshad a job playing organ inchurch, too, and still does!At the time of the photo?I would’ve been around six yearsold: Mom would take all threeof us to Sudbury every week forSuzuki lessons. My sister playedviolin and piano, my brother guitar.Dad was still practising andplaying at the high school sometimes.Music was a daily thing,even if it was just a few minutesof playing – Mom madeit consistent for us. They bothhad the very European approachthat learning music should bepart of growing up for everykid. Dad played his LPs all thetime – romantic orchestral works– great players like Heifetz andRubenstein.Making music alone?I started on piano, probably ataround age four, then cello atfour-and-a-half. I remember playingat home in our house in Espanola– I remember the whitetape on the little cello I startedon, that shows you where toput your fingers. My first celloteacher, who I’m still in touchwith, is a remarkably sensitiveperson with a perpetually enquiringmind; she never lost patiencewith me and always tried to findways to get around my stubbornnessand frustration.And with others?I balked at playing the cello, tillthere was a group Suzuki performancewhen I was five or so,and I refused to play. When Isaw the applause the other kidswere getting, I said hey! I cando that too! My jealousy of theothers caused me to pick up thecello and show my stuff.My family moved to Torontowhen I was nine. The move wasprompted by two things – myDad had been teaching music atEspanola High School, but didnot like it, and decided to changecareers – so he ended up goingto the Chiropractic College inToronto. He never went back toteaching music. The other reasonwas to find me more advancedtraining, which they knew theycould get in Toronto. My teacherin Sudbury knew Bill Findlay ofthe TSO – they had both studiedwith Ronald Leonard at Eastmanyears back. I think my parentsalso had the idea of me going tothe Conservatory, which I eventuallydid.Read the full interview onlineat thewholenote.com.MAY’S WINNERS & PRIZES: CONGRATULATIONS!HERE’S WHAT THEY WON• Mandy Lam: A pair of tickets to attend thelaunch of Winona Zelenka’s two-CD Marquis Classicsrecording, J. S.Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello,with a performance on Sunday, June 6 (note the3pm starting time). Winona takes centre stage atGlenn Gould Studio to perform Bach’s hauntinglybeautiful Suites 1, 2 and 6. Prize includes a copy of the CD.• Louie Calleja: And a friend will be guests of Stratford Summer Musicto hear Winona Zelenka play one of the six solo cello studies in the“Bach at Rundles” series: an intimate 11am performance followed by adelectable three-course luncheon at Rundles Restaurant in Stratford. A“suite” way to enjoy a Sunday in July or August (date to be arranged withthe presenter).• Paul Sayer: Two tickets to hear Winona Zelenka perform at the TorontoSummer Music Festival with Andrew Burashko and the Art of Time Ensemble,in Musical Transformations: 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.• Julie Goldstein: Wins a copy of Winona’s brand new CD, J. S. Bach: SixSuites for Solo Cello on Marquis Classics (MAR 509). Winona says “Icontinue to believe that there is nothing in human experience that can’tbe said with this amazing music.” We’re sure you will agree.Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges Francine, Ron, Kathryn, Luisa, John, Cecilia, Stratford Summer Music, Toronto Summer Music, and Marquis Classics.June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 47


• Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohnby R. Larry ToddOxford University Press454 pages, illustrations &musical examples; $49.50• An Unfinished Scoreby Elise BlackwellUnbridled Books265 pages;$28.95 US• Sibeliusby Andrew BarnettYale University Press461 pages, photos & musicalexamples; $28.00 US (pb)IN 1842, FELIXMendelssohnwas received byQueen Victoriaand Prince Albertat BuckinghamPalace. Afterhe performed forthem on the piano,the Queen chose asong from his Op.9 collection, “Italien,”for him toaccompany her. “Iwas obliged,” he wrote in a letter home –quoted by R. Larry Todd in this fascinatingbiography of Mendelssohn’s older sister,Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – “to confessthat Fanny had written the song (which Ifound very hard, but pride must have a fall).”Hensel wrote over 400 works, includingsongs, piano pieces, cantatas, concert arias,and a major string quartet. Yet few werepublished in her lifetime, even fewer underher own name. Performances were just asrare. It’s a situation that Larry Todd calls“one of the great injustices of music history,”though it is beginning to change, withpublication and performances of her music,as well as excellent recordings like Torontopianist Heather Schmidt’s recent disc.As Todd explains, Hensel’s career asa concert pianist, conductor and composercould only be pursued in private, as an“ornament” to her life. It wasn’t just becauseshe was a woman, but more becauseshe was a wealthy upper-class woman – unlike,for instance, her friend Clara Schumann.Even Mendelssohn, who encouragedher composing, dissuaded her from publishingher music under her own name.Hensel had a devoted and supportivehusband, the painter and poet Wilhelm Hensel,and a loving son, named Sebastian LudwigFelix after her three favourite composers.But her “symbiotic” relationship withher brother was the most complicated andsignificant one in her life. In 1847, at age 41,she died suddenly from a stroke. Six monthslater, Mendelssohn too died in the same way.Todd, who teaches at Duke University,has specialized insight into Hensel and herextraordinary family, as well as the period,having written a major biography of Mendelssohn.The best thing about his book isthe sensitive, meticulous way he looks atHensel’s music and describes her distinctivelyimaginative and adventurous voice, makinga persuasive case for it to be heard morefrequently.IN ELISE BLACKWELL’S intriguing newnovel, all the main characters are musicians.Many are – or want to be – composers.Around that revolves the suspenseful plot,which deals with betrayal, blackmail, and amost unusual method of revenge.Suzanne’s lover Alex has been killed ina plane crash. He was a famous conductor,she an accomplished violist. Suzanneis married to Ben, a cellist and composer.They share their house with Suzanne’s bestfriend Petra, a violinist in Suzanne’s stringquartet, as well as Petra’s daughter, Adele,who – and the author makes sure the ironyis not lost on us – is deaf.Alex’s wife Olivia plans an elegant revengeby forcing Suzanne to complete a violaconcerto her husband had left behind.Suzanne is such a consummate narcissistthat she deceives herself into thinking that“through Alex’s music she will know whathappened to her.” But Olivia has other plans,saying, “From now on, when you think ofhim you will also think of me.”Ben’s unrelenting dullness gives experimentalcomposers a bad name, and Petra’sglibness and endless supply of viola jokesgrow tedious. But Olivia and Suzanne arecompelling characters.Blackwell, who teaches at the Universityof South Carolina, acknowleges the helpof various sources like a masterclass givenby Canada’s St. Lawrence Quartet for themusical side of things, such as her descriptionsof the workings of Suzanne’s stringquartet. She has peppered her story with arcanefacts from music history, like the originsof Albinoni’s famous Adagio in G minor,as well as interesting figures like the lateBritish composer Minna Keal (misspelledby Blackwell as Keel). They give the storybreadth, steering it away from becomingmaudlin by creating a musical context forthe world Blackwell’s characters live in. Butthe confusing mixture of fact and fiction, asin the bizarre episode with violinist JoshuaFelder, distracts from the story. In any case,this is a highly enjoyable novel that kept mehappily reading until the surprising – andsatisfying – end.YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS HAS just releasedsome of its most interesting recenttitles in low-priced paperbacks – amongthem The Oboe by Geoffrey Burgess andCanadian musicologist Bruce Haynes; JohnWorthen’s Robert Schumann; and this biographyof Jean Sibelius by Andrew Barnett.After the revelatory performances of Sibelius’smagnificent symphonies by the TorontoSymphony under Danish conductor ThomasDausgaard in April, and their broadcaston CBC, this excellent study of his life andworks is especially welcome.Sibelius was a melodist in an age whencomposers like Arnold Schoenberg, whowas born just nine years later, were seekingout new languages, sounds and techniques.Throughout his long life, Sibelius steadfastlyresisted the influence of serialism andthe avant-garde, so that by the time he diedin 1957 he was decidedly out of fashion. Buttoday composers enthusiastically celebratehis influence.Barnett, chairman of the UK SibeliusSociety, takes a detailed and critical lookat the music, showing how Sibelius’s emotionallife and personal experiences shapedhis rugged lyricism. Barnett points out his“trademark” motifs like the descending fifth(right in the opening of the Violin Concerto),and the ‘S-motif’, like an elongatedturn (heard throughout Finlandia). He offersinsights into the myths and landscapesof Sibelius’s homeland, Finland, where thecomposer spent his whole life.Though Barnett doesn’t offer muchpsychological insight into Sibelius’s debilitatinginsecurities, he documents Sibelius’sself-destructiveness. As Sibelius wrote inhis diary, he needed to drink “in order to beable to live at all,” adding at a later date that“alcohol is the only friend that never letsone down.” Describing how Sibelius made abonfire of his late work, including the eagerly-awaitedeighth symphony, Barnett writes,“What he had in mind was a scorched earthpolicy with regard to many of his scores.”Barnett then quotes Sibelius’s long-sufferingwife Aino, who commented, “Afterwards,my husband’s manner was calmer and hisspirits were brighter. It was a happy time.”The select bibliography and discographyhave not been updated since the originalpublication in 2007, and Winter Fire by WilliamTrotter is still absent from the list ofrelevant fictional works. But Barnett paintsa lively portrait of this complicated man,and provides the historical context for hiswork, which opened the way for Finland tobecome the musical powerhouse it is today.Read more online at thewholenote.com.48 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Editor’s CornerDISCOVERIES / RECORDINGS REVIEWEDTSO principal cellist Winona Zelenka hasjust released her recording of Bach’s SixSuites for Solo Cello (Marquis 81509). Idon’t think it’s justbecause I am anavid amateur cellistthat these piecesnever seem to losetheir vitality, nomatter how manydifferent versionsI hear. From firstexposure to PabloCasals’ historic recordings in my formativeyears, through the thoughtful interpretationsof Paul Tortellier, Pierre Fournier, JacquelineDu Pré, Janos Starker and Yo-Yo Ma,to larger-than-life performances by Rostropovich,Misha Maisky and Yuli Turovsky andat the other end of the spectrum the historicallyinformed approach of Anner Bylsma,Pieter Wispelwey and Sergei Istomin, thereis always something exhilarating in hearingthe suites anew. Like so much of Bach’smusic, it never seems to get lost in translation– among my favourite transcriptions areGöran Söllscher’s for 10-string guitar andMarion Verbruggen’s for alto recorder andvoice flute. And let us not forget Yo-Yo Ma’smulti-disciplinary approach “Inspired byBach” which led to the creation of Toronto’sMusic Garden, films by François Girard andAtom Egoyan, and collaborations with choreographerMark Morris, skaters Torville andDean and Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bandoproduced by Toronto’s Rhombus Media.Zelenka’s is not the first recording by aTSO principal – Daniel Domb’s 1993 Mastersoundrelease is still among my favourites- and evidently this is not the first to beperformed on this particular cello. Zelenkais playing an instrument crafted in Cremonain 1707 by Joseph Gaurnerius currentlyowned by Toronto arts patrons Edwardand Amy Pong. It was previously owned byJanos Starker and although not identified onthe Mercury Living Presence CD reissue ofStarker’s Bach Suites, I think I do recognizethe distinctive sound of the instrument as beingthe same Zelenka is using. In the extensiveliner notes she shares with us her ownpersonal journey through the suites whichstarted around age 10 with lessons with anotherTSO cellist, Bill Findlay, and listeningto Casals’ recordings with her father.She describes the different approaches of herlater teachers, Vladimir Orloff, Janos Starkerand William Pleeth and talks about her ownpath of balancing these influences and incorporatingthe “period” ideas she has encounteredduring her professional career. The resultis a warm and invigorating treatment ofthese timeless suites in a full modern soundwith clean lines and tasteful ornamentation.Concert note: Winona Zelenka will performthree of the suites in a matinee concert atGlenn Gould Studio on June 6.The Polocki Manuscript was discoveredin 1962 inside the covers of a Greek Catholicmissal dated 1680. It is an invaluabledocumentation of popular styles in 17 th centuryPoland containing more than 200 songsand dances, many of which had been previouslylost in obscurity. It was published ina modern edition in 1970, a copy of whicheventually made its way into the hands ofMagdalena Tomsinska, lutenist of the Kitchener-Waterloobased Renaissance ensembleGreensleaves (www.greensleaves.com).The result is a delightful CD entitled PolishPopular Music of the XVIIth Century(Chestnut Hall Music CHM091115) whichfeatures Tomsinska along with core membersMarilyn Fung (violada gamba) andShannon Purves-Smith (recordersand viols), with arrangementsandadditional instrumentsplayed byMichael Purves-Smith plus a quartetof guest vocalists. From slow and statelypavans to light and frolicking dances, lovesongs and sacred texts, the disc provides welcomeinsight into the culture of a bygonetime and place. The disc was sponsored inpart by the Consulate General of the Republicof Poland in Toronto. The Consulate isalso involved in the presentation of “PolishPeoples’ Republic - so far away and so closeby...” an exhibit commemorating another bygoneera – Polish culture during the Sovietyears - prepared by the Polish Institute ofNational Remembrance in cooperation withthe University of Toronto. It runs until June18 at the Vivian & David Campbell ConferenceFacility, Munk School of Global Affairs,1 Devonshire Place.A Voice Not Stilled is the title of a SinfoniaConcertante for piano and orchestra by MichaelEaston. It is also the title of the mostrecent disc by Toronto pianist Mary Kenediwhich features a live recording of the Europeanpremiere of the work (Echiquier RecordsECD-010 www.MaryKenedi.com).Extensive liner notes tell the story of thisprogrammatic composition, based on a melodywritten by a victim of the Holocaust,Gabriella Kolliner, as remembered by hersurvivor brother many years after her deathand transcribedby a nephew whonever knew her.Young Peter Kollinerhoped to oneday compose aset of piano variationson “Gabi’sTheme” to honourhis aunt, but latermet Easton, a celebrated British-Australiancomposer, who was moved by the storyand asked permission to use the theme himself.What he created was an extended homageto the composer-turned-doctor who perishedat Auschwitz, integrating the themein a number of dramatic and moving waysin the course of the four movements of thework: In the Beginning, Flight into Darkness,Music in the Silence of the Night andA Voice Not Stilled. “Gabi’s theme” is notthe only musical reference here. The secondmovement incorporates the Jewish prayer KolNidre in a clarinet solo and the third movementmakes very effective use of a hauntinglybeautiful line from Schumann’s PianoQuartet with “Gabi’s Theme” interwovenas a counter melody. The final movement,which begins in calm reminiscent of a Griegsunrise, gradually builds to ecstatic runs inthe piano over rising orchestral accompanimentand then ends quietly, poignantly withouta final cadence, after a number of iterationsby the piano of the signature theme.Kenedi is in fine form in this live performancewhich was greeted by a standing ovationat the House of Culture in Teplice, in theCzech Republic on April 21, 2005 and theJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 49


North Czech Philharmonic shines under thebaton of Charles Olivieri-Munroe. The CDalso includes Kenedi performing two rarelyrecorded piano concertos – Scherzo Fantasqueby Ernest Bloch and Rhapsody forPiano and Orchestra Op.1 by Bela Bartok.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 onlineshopping and additional, expanded andarchival reviews.David OldsDISCoveries Editordiscoveries@thewholenote.comVOCALSamuel Arnold - PollyAradia; Kevin MallonNaxos 8.660241This is a thoroughand charming recordingof the 50rather slight musicalnumbers writtenand arranged forthe little-known sequelto John Gay’sThe Beggar’s Opera.The newly-published edition of the score is alabour of love by Robert Hoskins, a musicologiston faculty at the New Zealand Schoolof Music in Wellington. The opera followsPolly Peachum to the West Indies as sheseeks out MacHeath and the score followsa similar “ballad opera” blueprint, offeringfamous tunes of the day paired with literaland sometimes clumsy lyrics describing thecharacters’ predicaments.Polly is boldly subtitled “an Opera”, writtenby a learned English composer/scholarwho was known for his mastery of providingincidental music for plays in the latter halfof the 18th century. In the end, what makesopera interesting and compelling is thematicdevelopment and poetic imagery, both in textand music, and both are missing in this pieceto a great degree.In the latest addition to its extensive Naxosdiscography, the Toronto-based Aradia Ensemble,directed by Irish violinist KevinMallon, sounds warm and tidy in their accompanimentsof the short songs, while inthe instrumental numbers – the overture anddance suites of Pirates and Indians – they aregiven a little more opportunity to shine. Thelocal singers turn in spirited and lyrical performances,notably soprano Eve Rachel Mc-Leod, mezzo Marion Newman, tenor LawrenceWiliford and baritone Jason Nedecky,all of whose diction paves the way to a greaterunderstanding of the story.Larry BeckwithMeyerbeer - Il crociato in EgittoTeatro La Fenice; Emmanuel VillaumeNaxos 8.660245-47A great deal of what is known as “FrenchGrand Opera” has Italian (Verdi’s “Don Carlos”)or German roots. Case in point for thelatter – the output of Giacomo Meyerbeer(born Jakob Beer near Berlin). Known to today’sopera goers from a handful of showcasearias (“Shadow Song” from Dinorah, “OParadis” from L’Africaine), Meyerbeer was inmid-nineteenth century the king of the genre.A direct musical descendant of Rossini, aninspiration to Bellini and Verdi, Meyerbeer’soperas were extraordinary triumphs.Much of the credit for the present-day obscurityof his workgoes to the relentlesscampaignwaged against himby Wagner. Motivatedin equal partsby professional jealousyand anti-Semitism,Wagner deridedand undermined Meyerbeer at everyturn. It is then great to see the Master’s operasproduced again. “The Crusader inEgypt” previous to its 2007 production at laFenice was not staged for over 100 years.That alone would make this disc set worthowning, but then there are the performances.Even though Patricia Ciofi is a darlingof the Venetian crowd, having heard herlive in La Traviata, I have to admit I am nota fan. Her wobbly and frequently shrill sopranodoes warm up as the opera progresses,but the true revelation in this recording isMichael Maniaci. The role of Armano, oncesung by the legendary Giuditta Pasta, offershim a great opportunity to showcase his unusual,beautiful voice. With a solid cast andgreat choral scenes, this disc set is highlyrecommended.Robert TomasCarl Orff - AntigonaeMartha Mödl; Marianne Radev;William Dooley; Carlos Alexander;Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra;Wolfgang SawallischProfil PH09066There’s a lot more to the Bavarian composerCarl Orff than the Gothic chorus of ‘O Fortuna’that launched this refractory composer’scareer in NaziGermany in 1937and has since reducedhis reputationto a 15 secondpop culture icon. Therowdy monks andeasy virtues of CarminaBurana pale incomparison to Orff’s later, more demandingworks which find their voice in the pre-Christian era.Following his compromised war years Orffbegan a trilogy of tragedies with this settingof Sophocles’ Antigonae in the Germantranslation by the Romantic poet FriederichHölderlin. Much of the vocal writing is highlydeclamatory and unaccompanied, evokingthe austere dramatic practice of ancientGreece. The drama is scored for a strikinglyexotic ensemble of six each of trumpets,oboes, flutes and double basses, four harps,six pianos played by a dozen pianists anda panoply of percussion. Orff keeps theseforces in reserve much of the time but whenthey weigh in the results are spectacular.In hindsight, the ritualistic character of this1949 work presages the music theatre of contemporaryminimalism.The present recording features the commandingpresence of contralto Martha Mödlas Antigonae and a stellar cast of male voicesled by the great Wolfgang Sawallisch in aBavarian Radio live broadcast from 1958.The early stereo tape, only recently obtainedfrom the Mödl estate, is astoundingly wellpreserved and vivid and the performance,closely supervised by the composer, is consistentlyriveting. Sadly, no libretto is providedand the synopsis is quite useless.Daniel FoleyJulian Wachner -Complete Choral Music Vol.1Elora Festival Singers; Noel EdisonNaxos 8.559607Not quite a household name, American composer/conductorJulian Wachner is now inhis early 40s and hasbuilt himself a stylisticreputation foreclecticism. This recordingby the EloraFestival Singers is anexample of just howbroad Wachner’s stylisticembrace can be.It is also another example of the artisticallytenacious style that has become the hallmark50 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


of the EFS.Because we most often associate a composerwith an identifiable vocabulary or language,it’s a bit odd to find someone so stylisticallydiverse yet so secure in his writing.Wachner’s command of choral techniquesand effects is solid and polished. The EFS’sability to meet the exacting demands ofthis music makes this recording altogetherremarkable.Wachner describes his choral writing as“text-driven”. How important and effectivethis is becomes evident as one plays throughthe 19 tracks of sacred and secular works.Poetic texts by E.E. Cummings and Rilkedeliver fanciful, sensitive and experimentalmoments always linked to a detectably romanticundercurrent.Wachner’s sacred music, by contrast, mayappeal more to the structured expectations ofits audience but is no less inventive than hisart song. Perhaps the most colourful workon this recording is his Missa Brevis. Eachof its four sections is clearly cast in a uniqueform with considerable variation in ensemblecolour and tempo. Most importantly, Wachnernever loses touch with the “other-worldliness”that needs to be at the heart of allsacred music.Naxos has produced a fine recording withthe EFS, which bodes well for their projected“complete choral music” series. ATMA plansa release in the fall of more Wachner music –for organ and orchestra.Alex BaranInto LightMusica IntimaATMA ACD2 2613The outstanding vocalensemble Musica Intimais based in Vancouver,a city with arich tradition of explorationin choralmusic. Musica Intima’sinnovationsare many. It is a youthful chorus of 12 outstandingprofessional musicians who performwithout a conductor; instead, membershave developed their own signals for musicalintercommunication. They sing with pure,vibrato-less tone, and “Into Light” demonstratestheir ability to sound effortless in themost difficult music.There is much talk today of “spiritualityin music” but do we know what we are talkingabout? For me, spirituality lies as muchas anything in the way things happen musically,the processes in the work and how weexperience them. At least, “Into Light” is tome a spiritual collection both in texts, religiousor otherwise, and in musical settingsby familiar and lesser-known Canadian composers.There is the sense of discovery, ofseeing-beyond, in Three Hymns from R.Murray Schafer’s The Fall Into Light. Andin the mystery of deep, dark, complex texturesin Jocelyn Morlock’s Exaudi. ClaudeVivier’s pleading, dissonant Jesus erbarmedich seems to come from a startlingly-evokedwilderness, while Imant Raminsh’s tonal,harmonically-subtle Ave Verum Corpus keepssettling in an uncanny way on the “right”added-note chords, inversions, and spacingsas it builds to an ecstatic climax.“Into Light” was recorded beautifullyby the team of producer Liz Hamel, engineerDon Harder, and digital editor JonathanQuick. A must-buy for fans of choral musicand of all-around musical excellence.Roger KnoxEARLY MUSIC ANDPERIOD PERFORMANCERameau - Pieces de clavecin en concertsEnsemble Masques; Olivier FortinATMA ACD2 2624No, Jean-PhilippeRameau was not asympathetic man. Hewas a misanthropicindividual who lostno opportunity tostart arguments withJean-Jacques Rousseauduring the heateddiscussions on the merits of French versusItalian opera.From its very first tracks, La Pantomineand L’indiscrète, this is mercifully not apparenton this CD. Both display the virtuosotechniques of the baroque harpsichordist, inparticular that French operatic style whichRameau came above all others to dominate.There is an element of caricature to mostof the sixteen movements in the collection.Speculation about the intended target - if any- for La Laborde remains to this day, but it isstill a highly charming if eccentric composition.Possibly composed, one pundit says,to honour the inventor of an electric piano in1759...Of course, the Pièces de clavecin are notjust about the harpsichord. Spirited violinplayinggives L’Agaçante its name and placesLa Coulicam in its grand and exotic context.Measured flute-playing imparts a slightlysombre quality to La Livri, a lament on thepassing of a musical patron.To describe this CD as varied is a grossunder-statement. Pieces are scored for harpsichord,strings and woodwind, for personalacquaintances of Rameau and for his musicalfriends - in view of his hostile opinions theycould hardly be for his enemies.Michael SchwartzHandel in DarmstadtGeneviève SolyAnalekta AN 2 9121Researching the music of Christoph Graupnerled Geneviève Soly to the DarmstadtHarpsichord Book, which features works byfour German composers: Graupner, Handel,Telemann and Kuhnau.Twenty-nineworks by Handelare found in the collectionand Ms Solyperforms twenty-oneon this CD - plus aparody on Graupner.Handel’s Chaconnein G major receives the lively interpretationfrom Soly that this varied and florid piece deserves.The CD-notes - by Soly - are right tostress Handel’s lyricism.Some cynically note that Handel was England’sbest composer between Purcell and Elgar.The Sonata del Signor Hendel (sic), publishedin London in 1720, can justify thisview. The second allegro and adagio are bothtesting pieces for any harpsichordist, theformer with its two-voice structure of sopranoover bass, and the latter sounding asif it were directly transcribed from organ toharpsichord.Ms Soly adores Handel’s music. As well asmeeting the challenge of the adagio alreadymentioned, she tackles the traditional stylisedBaroque dance movements (the sarabande,gigue, allemande and courante). For this reviewer,however, the really inspired playingcomes in the Sonata in G major. A test on accountof its complexity, its speed, and evenits pure stamina, this is Geneviève Soly ather most driven.Soly’s choice of compositions by Handel isvaried to say the least. A traditional Germanair and variations make up eight of the tracks- Handel at his jolliest. There is even whatappears to be a parody of Graupner by Handel,a marche en rondeau.At the age of eight, Ms Soly knew shewould become a performer of classicalmusic. How grateful we are for her ambition.Michael SchwartzCLASSICAL AND BEYONDMendelssohn - SchubertAfiara String Quartet;Alexander String QuartetFoghorn Records CD 1995(www.afiara.com)A debut CD is something like a “rookieyear” hockey card. It makes you wonderwhere the talent behind it will ultimately endup – in stardom or in obscurity? Based onthis disc, I’m prepared to go out on a sturdylimb and predict a bright future for the AfiaraString Quartet.In case you don’tknow, the AfiaraQuartet is ayoung group of Canadians:Valerie Liand Yuri Cho, violins;David Samuel,viola; and AdrianJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 51


Fung, cello. From 2006 to 2009 the quartethad a residency at San Francisco State University(where they studied with the AlexanderQuartet), and they were recently namedthe graduate quartet-in-residence at the JuilliardSchool.For their debut disc, this young group haschosen to perform works by two composersin their teens and early 20s (indeed, neithercomposer ever got to be very old): Mendelssohn’sQuartet in A Minor Op. 13, Schubert’sQuartettensatz in C Minor D. 703, andMendelssohn’s Octet Op. 20, written whenthe composer was just 16.In this clearly recorded CD, the Afiarashave tapped into the youthful vitality displayedin these scores. Tone is bright andtempos are perky; intonation and balance areexcellent. As well, in the more introspectivepassages (such as the second movementof the Quartet in A minor) playing is delicateyet warm.In the Octet, the Afiaras are joined by theirmentors, the Alexander Quartet, and the twogroups merge seamlessly into one gloriousensemble. This is exciting playing – a richperformance that does full justice to Mendelssohn’syouthful masterpiece.Colin EatockEditor’s Note: At a recent Mooredale Concertwhere they performed with renownedflutist Robert Aitken, the Afiara Quartet waspresented with the $25,000 2010 Young CanadianMusicians Award. The quartet will returnto Mooredale Concerts on October 31 toperform with co-winner of the award, pianistWonny Song.Liszt - Années de Pelerinage SuisseAndré LaplanteAnalekta AN 2 9980André Laplante bynow can be referredto as Canada’s ‘nationaltreasure’. Heis a well establishedartist especially inthe Romantic repertoireand has a worldwidereputation withcritics comparing him sometimes to Richterand Horowitz. This new recording for theAnalekta label tackles Liszt in an ambitious,rarely recorded program of the first book ofthe 21 year old Liszt’s romantic wanderingswith Countess Marie d’Agoult.Liszt met the Countess in 1832 in Paris,a married woman 6 years older, but this didnot prevent one of the century’s most famousand productive love affairs from developing.Three years later Marie left her family andran off with Franz to Switzerland, later toItaly. There were 3 children born out of thisunion, among them Cosima who eventuallymarried Richard Wagner.As we listen, the pieces vary in characterfrom invocations of natural beauty (Lacde Wallenstadt), literary associations withByron, Schiller, Goethe, Senacour (Valléed’Obermann), to force of nature (L’Orage),pastoral melodies (Pastorale, Eglogue)and homage to Swiss history (Chapelle deGuillaume Tell).Many of the pieces even appear improvised.We can just see after a day of admiringthe majestic Swiss countryside, Lisztcomposing on the piano and playing to hisobject of affection. Often the quiet, selfsearching beginnings develop into passionwith great intensity.To capture the many layered complexitiesof this set, Laplante is the ideal choice andthis recording shows it. Being an unassuming,introspective personality, his performanceshave insightful sensitivity, but neverovert emotionalism, dazzling power and virtuositythat never is meant to show off andrich imagination characteristic of a greatartist.Janos GardonyiFantasy - A Night at the OperaEmmanuel Pahud; Rotterdam PhilharmonicOrchestra; Yannick Nézet-SéguinEMI Classics 4 57814 2During my periodin music retail manyyears ago, I wasonce asked by a customer,“I need a discof operatic arias,but I don’t want thesinging, only themusic”(!). I’ve undoubtedly told this storybefore, and I repeat it now only because itties in so well with this new EMI recordingtitled “Fantasy – A Night at the Opera” featuringflutist Emmanuel Pahud with the RotterdamPhilharmonic under the direction ofCanadian conductor par excellence YannickNézet-Séguin.As the name suggests, this disc comprisesan attractive collection of opera arias as arrangedfor flute and orchestra. While the operasfrom which they are derived are familiar,such as Verdi’s La Traviata, and Bizet’sCarmen - the arrangers are decidedly less so,and contrary to what one might think, not alldate from the 19th century. For example, theFantasy on Mozart’s Magic Flute, was composedby Robert Forbes (born in 1939), andthe paraphrase from Tchaikovsky’s EugeneOnegin was written by Guy Braunstein, bornas recently as 1971. Also included on the discis a sensitive (and unarranged) performanceof the lyrical Dance of the Blessed Spiritsfrom Gluck’s 1762 opera Orphée et Eurydice.Not surprisingly, Pahud has no difficultyin meeting the technical demands of thevirtuosic and high-spirited writing inherenthere, while the Rotterdam Philharmonic,under Nézet-Séguin’s competent batonprovides a tasteful and strongly supportiveaccompaniment.While most of these arrangements wouldn’treally be classified as Great Music, the discis nevertheless entertaining and diverting, atrue showcase for Emmanuel Pahud’s talents,and proof indeed that Nézet-Séguin is justas at home with this lighter more flamboyantrepertoire as he is with music of a more seriousnature. Recommended.Richard HaskellThe Young Romantic - A Portrait of YundiBarbara Willis SweeteEuroArts 3079058Pianist Yundi (he hasdropped the use of hislast name Li!) is an almostmythical celebrityin China. Since winningthe Chopin piano competitionat the youngage of 18, he has capturedthe hearts of thepeople of China, andhas a busy internationalperforming schedule,much to the credit of his highly emotionaland theatrical performance style. So howthen to portray him on film, without the finishedproduct becoming an advertorial to theyoung pianist?Director Barbara Willis Sweete’s approachis brilliant – her premise seems to beto present him in a series of contrasting milieus:Yundi on tour in China versus Yundiin Berlin preparing for a recording/concertwith the Berlin Philharmonic; The youthfulserious soloist Yundi working with the seniorwitty Maestro Seiji Ozawa; Yundi as a childaccordionist versus Yundi the young classicalstar; Yundi the classical pianist performingwith Jay Chou, the pop star keyboardist; Hisfamily lovingly reminiscing about his childhoodwhile also lamenting with justifiablesadness that he just doesn’t visit them enoughnow. Only the segment with Yundi playingping pong with TSO conductor Peter Oundjianseems idiosyncratic and out of place. Beprepared to be shocked as well – Yundi practicedup to eight hours a day as a child andsome of the teaching methods employed arequestionable too!This is a beautiful flowing film that givesa well rounded portrait of the globetrottingpianist as a young man. The high Rhombusproduction standards are maintained – thevisuals, storyline and editing are seamless.Bonus tracks of Chopin performances are anadded treat. Fans and critics alike will enjoy,and also at times be disconcerted, by this superbCanadian made documentary.Tiina KiikEditor’s Note: Yundi’s latest CD releaseis the complete Chopin Nocturnes on EMIClassics (6 08391 2).The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka –The Mystery of ChopinDirected by Tony PalmerTP-DVD160This is a thought-provoking, intriguing film52 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


about an extremely controversial subject. Theargument of this DVD isset down in the enclosednotes: “It was a matterof national and socialistpride when, in November1945, the new CommunistGovernment ofPoland asked for, andreceived, the heart ofChopin previously buriedin Paris. Againstthis background, a woman called PaulinaCzernika approached the Polish Minister ofCulture, claiming to have some love lettersfrom the composer to her great-grandmother,the Countess Delfina Potocka. At first curious,but eventually alarmed, the Ministrybegan a witch-hunt against Madame Czernika.For while it was true that there was anhistoric figure called Delfina Potocka – shewas the only lover to whom Chopin dedicatedany music – these letters were said to bepornographic, anti-Semitic and thoroughlydamaging to the image of the composer asa Polish hero which the Communist governmentwished to promote. Czernika ‘committedsuicide’ on October 17, 1949 one hundredyears to the day after the death of Chopin.Or was she murdered, and if so, why? Werethe letters in fact forgeries? And what wasthe truth about Delfina Potocka?As Czernika encounters publishers andpersons in authority, we are privy to selectedpersonal, confidential and intimate detailsfrom the composer’s letters. The events revealedin the letters are enacted, in chronologicalorder, by a thoroughly believable cast.In his book Chopin the Unknown, Polishmusic scholar, conductor and composer, MatteoGlinski delves deeply into the DelfinaPotocka affair (Assumption University ofWindsor Press, 1963). Glinski’s credentialsare impeccable and of this book, RomanV. Ceglowski, President of the InternationalChopin Foundation, wrote “I think it isthe most provocative study on Chopin in ourtimes” and commended it to Chopin scholars.Glinski quotes convincing evidence of Chopin’scharacter and his “elusive secret” alllending authenticity to the Delfina letters.Is Palmer tipping his hand by entrustingthe roles of Paulina Czernika and DelfinaPotocka to the same actress in this unusualproduction?Bruce SurteesIf I Were a Bird - A Piano AviaryMichael LewinDorian Sono Luminus DSL-92103Olivier Messiaenonce opined thatbirds were probablythe greatest musiciansto inhabit ourplanet, and they haveindeed been inspiringmany a composerand musicianfor centuries. With this disc, Michael Lewinpays homage to our feathered muses witha fascinating and entertaining mixture ofworks for solo piano.Music by a rich array of composers isfound here, and the diversity works brilliantly.There are whimsical offerings byHoffman, MacDowell and Jensen; touchesof delicate melancholy by Grieg, Granadosand Schumann; and Rameau and Daquinare tastefully played on a Steinway concertgrand. Transcriptions of Glinka, Saint-Saëns, Alabieff and Stravinsky are included,of which the Danse infernale from Firebirdis most grand; and Messiaen himself is exquisitelyrepresented by The Dove, writtenwhen he was twenty. Lewin also knocks offan enthusiastic rendition of the JoplinesqueTurkey in the Straw and it fits the program toperfection.The pacing of this ‘piano aviary’ is delightfuland Lewin plays to dazzling and touchinglyexpressive effect. Highlights for me arethe Messiaen and Schumann, and his renditionsof Ravel’s Sad Birds and Cyril Scott’sWater Wagtail, but I will listen to this entiredisc repeatedly with great pleasure. Kudosalso to the designer of the booklet in whichthis CD is housed – the design with its richcolours and elegant illustrations is as impressiveas the music within.Alison MelvilleMODERN AND CONTEMPORARYTwo Roads to ExileARC EnsembleRCA Red Seal 88697 64490 2“A sense of exile”,the opening of theCD booklet notestells us, “is not alwaysaccompaniedby geographical displacement.”Hencethe title of this outstandingdisc of virtuallyunknown works by Adolf Busch –who, although not Jewish, chose to leaveGermany when Hitler came to power in 1933– and Walter Braunfels, who, while half-Jewish, chose to remain in Germany despitethe implications for his career and personalsafety.Toronto’s ARC Ensemble (Artists of TheRoyal Conservatory) specializes in revivinglong-buried and essentially-forgotten repertoire,especially the works of composerswhose lives were fundamentally altered bythe Second World War and in particular bythe Holocaust.Both Busch, now remembered primarily asa violinist and as leader of the Busch Quartet,and Braunfels were established composersin 1920s Germany. Busch’s String SextetOp.40 from 1928 (revised in 1933) remainsunpublished, however, and Braunfel’s StringQuintet Op.63, from 1945, has never beenrecorded before. Both works are stronglyin the German Romantic tradition, a factorwhich worked against both composers in thepost-war years, despite their treatment by theThird Reich.The ARC members – Marie Bérard andBenjamin Bowman (violins), Steven Dannand Carolyn Blackwell (violas), Bryan Eppersonand David Hetherington (cellos) – aresuperb throughout. Recorded in the RCM’sKoerner Hall last November, every nuance oftheir performance is magnificently capturedby producer David Frost. The recording hasthe distinction of being the first produced inthis acoustically superior new concert venue.The excellent booklet notes are by ARC ArtisticDirector Simon Wynberg. An absolutegem of a CD.Terry RobbinsOld School: James TenneyZeitkratzerZeitkratzer Productions ZKR 0010Without the necessityfor surround-soundor other methods ofsonic dissemination,James Tenney (1934-2006) composed tension-ladenpieces suchas the three here,whose crescendos anddecrescendos derive from concentrated orchestration.As the Berlin-based, ad hoc Zeitkratzerensemble of two woodwinds, twobrass, three strings, percussion and director/pianistReinhold Friedl demonstrate onthis exceptional CD, properly performing thethemes of the long-time (1976-2000) YorkUniversity music professor depends as muchon harmonic convergence as intonation, attackand acoustics.Most fascinating and mostly fortissimois 1988’s Critical Band. Based on standardpitch A and its fundamentals, this exercisein tonal expansion undulates on pitches thatconcentrate and divide as they modulate infinitesimallyand recurrently. Only when thefinal variation arrives can the capillary timbresof Matt Davis’ trumpet and HaydenChisholm’s alto saxophone be distinguishedfrom the others.Slightly lengthier, 1976’s Harmonium #2,which details the deliberate build-up andbreak-down of a chord, exposes fundamentals,as the harmonic progression expandsthrough Friedl’s intense keyboard clusters.After variants on the narrative – related tothe circle of fifths – reflect inwards ontothemselves as they advance chromatically,the resolution involves a crescendo involvingarticulating Hilary Jeffrey’s trombone reverberationsplus thick piano patterns.Distinctive, the performances are both authoritativeand inventive.Ken WaxmanJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 53


JAZZ AND IMPROVIZEDFor the First TimeHugh O’Connor; Mark Ferguson; JohnGeggie; Don JohnsonTrue North Records TND532(www.truenorthrecords.com)In an age when almostanyone can putout a CD and almosteverybody does,in some cases reducingthe music tothe status of a callingcard, it’s refreshingto come across afirst time album by a veteran player who simplywants to “tell his story”.The musician is Ottawa born saxophonist,Hugh O’Connor. At age 81 O’Conner, whobegan playing in the late 1940s, has just releasedhis first CD. His approach is refreshinglymelodic and he plays with an authoritythat says, “For me, here’s where it’s at.”Recorded in the Almonte Ontario OldTown Hall, the CD consists of a programmeof superior standards ranging from the seldomplayed A Portrait Of Jenny to the frequentlyperformed My Funny Valentine on the openingchorus of which there is a Desmond-ishquality to the sound of his horn. But Hugh isdefinitely his own man and puts an individualstamp on this recording which also includessuch great songs as In The Wee Small Hours,How About You and The More I See You.He is ably and tastefully accompanied bypianist Mark Ferguson - yes the same Markwho used to be a trombone player in Toronto- bassist John Geggie and, on five of thetwelve tracks, drummer Don Johnson.Although active and successful, mainlyaround the Ottawa area, he has maintaineda relatively low profile on the Canadian jazzscene. Perhaps that can change with the releaseof this very welcome CD.Jim GallowayBrown SugarShakura S’AidaRuf Records Ruf 1155(www.shakurasaida.com)What a sweet blast. Shakura S’Aida hasearned praise in Canada as a singer, songwriterand actress of substance and now she’sgot a firm grip on the solo career ladder witha scintillating new CD to follow her excellentalbum “Blueprint”.Released in North America in April andbefore that in Europe, “Brown Sugar” letsS’Aida, whose familyarrived in Torontoin the 1970s, usethe vast experiencegained from workingwith luminariessuch as Jimmy Smith,Ruth Brown and PattiLaBelle.It’s a startlingly good album that bears repeatedlistening, diction so clear that thecool sounds one might expect don’t happen.There’s emotional connection and passionaplenty here on a dozen tracks, 11 of whichemployed power guitarist Donna Grantis towork with S’Aida in lyrics and music. Theband is tight, featuring organist Lance Anderson,bass Dave Smith, drummer StevePotts and Rick Steff on keyboards.Mr. Right is a superb opener best at bigvolume and offers a glimpse of the vocalist’sattractive high warble. Walk Out That Dooris a fetching shuffle while Gonna Tell MyBaby is a slow burner with fierce wails. Twosuccessive tunes, the grittily intimate Did ItBreak Your Heart and the swinging MissingThe Good And The Bad would have beengreat fodder for Janis Joplin and they’re followedby a delightful trio of songs that breakthe raunch barrier - Sweet Spot, the bittertitle track and Anti Love Song.Geoff ChapmanLittle HeartsShannon ButcherIndependent SB2010(www.shannonbutcher.com)Jazz singer Shannon Butcher has comeout with another great album and its mainstrength is in the material she’s chosen tocover. She’s done what I think all modernjazz singers should be doing, i.e. quit coveringthe done-to-death standards and look toa more modern songbook for fodder. Surethere’s a place for theGershwin and Porterrehashings nowand then - especiallyin live performance -but when greats likeElla and Sarah haverecorded them before,a singer hadbetter be bringing something pretty interestingto the party, or why should we buy it? Sowhen I see 70s and 80s tunes on a CD cover,as is the case with “Little Hearts,” it’s asign that an artist is thinking outside the box,and that’s what jazz is all about. The Bacharach-Davidbeauty Walk on By gets a moody,heartfelt treatment that reflects the sentimentof the lyrics better than the peppy Warwickoriginal (sorry Dionne!) and Bryan Adams’Run to You goes Latin American with DanielStone on cajon and Rob Piltch doing hisusual tasteful nylon string guitar work.Butcher has also done some very fine songwritingon this album. Joy in My Heart kicksoff the disc with a soulful ode to stayingpositive and the duet with the enormously talentedMichael Kaeshammer - The Last Word- is a cute nod to 60s romantic comedies.The one older standard covered here - IrvingBerlin’s What’ll I Do - has been given an inventivealt-country facelift courtesy of Piltch’stwangy, plaintive guitar work.Cathy RichesConcert Note: Butcher’s CD release event isat Hugh’s Room on June 2.IT’S OUR JAZZBy Geoff ChapmanThere’s no shortageof forceful pianistsin Montreal andone of the most promisingon the A-listis South Korea-bornMin Rager, whoseFirst Steps (EffendiFND09 www.ragermusic.com)is very welcome five years afterher sterling debut “Bright Road”. The all-originalten-track mostly mainstream programsparkles from the start of the opening bluesNothing To Gain, Nothing To Lose, heartilyaided by an equally A-list of sidemen that includesexcellent trumpeter Kevin Dean, altoDonny Kennedy and drummer Andre White.The title-piece is a sneakily smart take onthe Coltrane classic (Giant Steps of course)while other unabashedly modern tunes havea plethora of slithery solos, confidently delivered,that punctuate melodies and attractiveharmonic structures. As well as offeringslick counterpoint, Rager conjures filigreeruns that sound entirely appropriate on Bella,a duo with Dean, followed by the even morearresting ballad Persistence Of Memory atrio take with Dean and American tenor WaltWeiskopf. Passing is a high-voltage burner,Dean scores again on Portrait Of Miles, withGoodbye Manhattan a passionate slow blues,just one gem in an illuminating set.Bassist Al Henderson is a formidable bandleader(notably his quartet and quintet) andcomposer (notably his work with Time Warpand recasting Duke Ellington) so it’s no surprisehe’s in ambitious mode on the JunonominatedAl Henderson Septet - Regeneration(Cornerstone CRST CD 132 www.alhenderson.ca). He taxes his all-star companionswith a 10-piece program anchoredby a six-part suite inspiredby the architecturalvision ofRaymond Moriyama,specifically his ideasfor the Canadian WarMuseum. This in turnhas led Henderson tomuse on the natureof war and the result is a work of both qualityand interest interpreted with some distinctionby his team – hornmen Alex Deanand Pat LaBarbera, pianist Richard Whiteman,drummer Barry Romberg and a pair ofcellists, Matt Brubeck and Mark Chambers.With a difficult set of ideas to convey, thisnonetheless must be successful. There’s othermaterial here that nods to Inuit artist TuratagaRagee (Spirit Owl) and punta rocker54 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


Andy Palacio (Palacio) plus other tracks thatoffer chamber jazz, vaudeville and reflectivepassages.Toronto guitaristRoy Patterson is alwaysworth hearing,a long-term memberof the local stringelite and an artist repletewith driving notionsand thrivingimagination. He justifiesthis on Roy PattersonTrio – Atlantic Blues (Toronto JazzComposers Collective TJCC AS 001 www.roypatterson.com). For this elegant eighttunemaster class the leader is supported byageless sidemen bass Don Thompson anddrummer Terry Clarke for long workouts ona mix of standards and three Patterson tunes,a live session recorded at Zooma ZoomaCafé in Jordan Village on the Niagara Escarpment.The musical atmosphere is warm,subtle, sophisticated and intimate, ripe withcreative ingenuity, and the threesome worksas one unit with playing that’s almost spiritual.Patterson’s deft fingering keeps melodiesintact and everything precise and detailed.His title tune is suitably broody,Water is freewheeling pleasure, the exoticsheen of Brazilian music comes through onJobim’s Favela, yet one gets the feeling thatthe guitarist is even more appealing when hecasts off the unmistakable influence of JimHall. One question remains. Why is this Patterson’sfirst album in eight years?The prolific Andrew Downing, his reputationas bassist-bandleader-composer alreadyestablished, takes a bold step with his newestalbum Silents (Black Hen Music BHCD-0058 www.andrewdowning.com). His fascinationwith silentmovies has led to thisexamination by a dozenmusicians of a pairof early 20th centuryfilms – horror masterpieceThe Cabinet OfDoctor Caligari from1920 by Germany’sRobert Weine and the fantasy tale ImpossibleVoyage from 1904 by France’s George Melies.Downing has created 18 tunes that pinpointepisodes in the films and the executionby the players – Downing forsaking bass forcello – is very satisfying. You’d love to bewatching the plots unfold with this sophisticatedmusic accompanying them, especiallythe 12 creepier pieces for Caligari, a talewherein the evil doctor is exposed as a serialkiller. Impossible Voyage is weird, narratinga trip by car, train and submarine by travellerswho survive it all, even when the trainreaches the sun! Among the players, clarinettistQuinsin Nachoff and bassoonist PeterLutek stand out, while there’s disciplinedwork from the strings, notably bassist JoePhillips – but all should take a bow.The group dubbed Red Blue Green offers adebut album of 11 originals where de factoleader – pianist Tom Richards – dominatesaction with playingthat suggests he’d becomfortable in anymusical niche. OnTransparent Thesis(Pet Mantis RecordsPMR006 www.petmantisrecords.com) he has clearlydigested diverse approaches and revels indark compositions, shifting time signatures,switching from lyricism to abstraction andis fully in control though there’s less jazzfocus on occasion. He gets sympathetic backingfrom bass Andrew Pacheco and drummerJay Sussman in what’s free improv withan innate sense of structure. The trio is boththoughtful and adventurous, keeps jarringelements to a minimum, inserts classical influencesand, importantly, play quieter thanThe Bad Plus. Best tunes: Song For Under ABridge, Recovery and Lost Arrow.EXTENDED PLAY - Combos: Ad Hocand Long Constituted in TorontoBy Ken WaxmanLong-established jazz groups have becomeas common as pop hits based on Mozart melodiestopping the charts – they sometimesexist. But with accomplished improviserstempted by side projects, bands often reconstituteand sidemen regularly have their owngigs. In most cases, though, this doesn’t affectthe music’s quality.Two bands confirm these realities. Ken Vandermark’sVandermark5 (V5), which isat SPK (Polish Combatants Hall) June 17,has been together with only one personnelchange for almost 15 years. Yet even Chicago-basedVandermark is involved in multipleside projects, as The Frame Quartet- 35 mm demonstrates. V5 members, cellistand electronics-player Fred Lonberg-Holmand drummer Tim Daisy are represented aswell. Meanwhile saxophonist Dave Rempis,a V5 fixture for 10 years, shines on Cyrillic,a duo with drummer Frank Rosaly. NewYork pianist Matthew Shipp, whose trioplays June 13 at Gallery 345 on SoraurenAve. is similarly part of numberless formations.Nu Bop Live involves some of his cohorts,who won’t be in Toronto. For an ideaof what piano/bass communication soundslike involving Michael Bisio, the bassist whois in Shipp’s Toronto trio, there’s Session at475 Kent with Connie Crothers.The Non-V5er on 35 mm (Okka Disk OD12078 www.okkadisk.com) is Nate Mc-Bride, whose thick acoustic bass lines, electricbass thumps and manipulated waveforms distinguish this disc. Strident frictionfrom Lonberg-Holmadditionally gives theCD’s five long selectionsa rough-hewnquality, enhanced byDaisy’s reverberatingand pinpointed cymbalslaps, not to mentionVandermark’ssoloing which encompassesstraight-ahead licks or tongue slapson tenor saxophone and feathery clarinettrills. This is especially notable on TheatrePiece (for Jimmy Lyons) which links decisivesawing from the cellist, restrained plucksfrom the bassist and clatters, pops and rimshots from the drummer as Vandermark’ssound ranges from tremolo pitch-sliding onthe clarinet to tongue-moistured saxophoneflattement, flutters and split tones. Mid-waythrough, the tempo halves to allegro to exposefaux romantic cello sequences that graduallyshatters into sul ponticello lines matedwith harsh, low-pitched saxophone rasps,balanced on crackling and buzzing electronics.Eventually the piece ends with an expositionof disconnected timbre-shredding fromVandermark and a conclusive string slapfrom the cellist.Halve the number of players and doublethe performance intensity for Cyrillic (482Music 482-1064 www.482music.com).Completely improvised,the selectionsinclude thosewith cymbal-chimingfunk grooves, repletewith honking reedpatterns, plus othersfeaturing smeareddouble-tonguingfrom Rempis, where he never seems to stopfor breath, matched with rim shots and sidespanks from Rosaly. Most impressive are InPlain Sight and How to Cross When Bridgesare Out. The former, which could be a deconstructedclassic R&B line, gains its rhythmicimpetus from Rempis’ guttural baritonesaxophone snorts. The latter is like a face offbetween never-ending ratcheting, rolls andruffs from Rosaly’s Energizer Bunny-likedrumming and Rempis’ Eric Dolphyish-altosaxophone with its broken-octave staccatoruns and wide split tones. Changing the agitatotempo to andante, the tune slips into unchartedaleatory territory, echoing with excitementand abandon.Both those adjectives are also on show onShipp’s CD Nu Bop Live (Rai Trade RTPJ0015 www.matthewshipp.com), especiallyon the 26-minute Nu Abstract suite. Puttingaside the many-fingered staccato patterningon other tunes, the pianist initially restrictshimself to occasional plinks, as drummerGuillermo Brown use electronics to unloadcrackling signal processing and hissing voicepatches. After the pianist constructs a manylayeredimpressionistic response, he joinswith William Parker’s fluid bass line andJune 1 - July 7, 2010 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o m 55


saxophonist DanielCarter’s tightenedreed snarls, inmulti counterpoint.The performanceswells to shriekinghorn glossolalia,stretched and scatteredbass-stringmovements and the pianist’s cascading notepatterns. Climaxing alongside Brown’s explosionsof drags and bounces, Shipp’s raw,exposed notes layer the interface alongsideCarter’s strident altissimo cries and Parker’striple-stopping.Sophisticated piano-bass double contrapuntalinteraction get an even better showcaseon Session at 475 Kent (Mutable 17537-2www.mutablemusic.com) as every tune isa culmination of Crothers’ thickly voiced,chromatic chords working out a challenge orresponse to Bisio’s chiming, slapping stringreverberations. Chamber interludes, the CD’sfour lengthy tracksevolve similarlyto Resonance, theCD’s climatic finale.With Bisiodouble-stoppingand pulling hisstrings fortissimo,Crothers’ glissandiand metronomic pumping, gradually givethe sympathetic dynamic a novel undercurrentof unrelieved tension – embellished bythe pianist’s strumming syncopation and thebassist’s woody string-stopping. Lighteningher touch with freer harmonies, Bisio followsand shifts downwards into diminished pulsesuntil the notes from both directions mergeinto a satisfying, protoplasmic whole.OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLESFine Old Recordings Re-releasedBy Bruce SurteesWhen she was 16 years old, cellist OfraHarnoy emerged as a phenomenal musicianwith a distinctive style and sound. Shewas wooed by recordcompanies and by thetime she was 20 shehad been signed to anexclusive contract byRCA Red Seal, whichmeant that she waspromoted world-wideand engaged to appearand record with major international orchestras,such as the London Philharmonic. Thiskind of contract, signed in New York, wasthe first awarded to a Canadian since GlennGould. DOREMI CD (DHR-6607) containsthree concertos recorded for Fanfare beforethe RCA signing and subsequently reissuedby RCA in the mid 1980s. The light-hearted,flamboyant Offenbach Concerto in G major,with Erich Kunzel and the CincinnatiSymphony is followed by Tchaikovsky’s RococoVariations and the Saint-Saëns no.1both with Paul Freeman and the VictoriaSymphony. Strikingly apparent throughoutall three are Harnoy’s natural musicality andeffortless execution, giving performancesworthy of a dedicatee. To our loss, by about30, with her prestigious career in full bloom,she stopped performing. This CD is a shiningreminder of an exceptional talent.Toronto concert goers won’t soon forget theSibelius Festival in Roy Thompson Hall lastApril. Guest conductor Thomas Dausgaardinspired the Toronto Symphony to achieveand sustain unsuspected levels of refinementand charm from shattering tuttis to hushedpianissimos. Dausgaard is a master of thisrepertoire as are and were other conductors,notably Beecham, Barbirolli, Koussevitzky,Karajan, Osmo Vanska, Vladimir Ashkenazy,and Leonard Bernstein. The Unitelvideos of four Sibelius Symphonies (1,2, 5, & 7), with the Vienna Philharmonicunder Bernstein have been released by Cmajoron 2 DVDs (702208). Some 20 yearshave passed since the live performances butage has not lessened their immediate impact.Symphony No.2 from October 1986 is a performancenot of crescendo upon crescendobut of perfectly judgedtempi and dynamicsculminating in a definitivefinal statement.This is not possibleif the conductor, asoften happens, ‘gives itaway’ too early and toooften. The First, fromFebruary 1990 was recordeda bare eightmonths before the conductor’sdeath. Bernstein, although clearlyenervated after the first movement (you cansee it in his face and body), could not haveoffered a more searing valedictory address.The Fifth has real pulse and tension waitingto be relieved only by the final consideredchords. Very special. In truth, they are allspecial, conducted by the wunderkind whonever lost his heuristic mind. Excellent videodefinition, faultless camera work and thrillingfive channel audio make this set quiteirresistible.Since Daniel Barenboim made his celebratedrecordings of the Brahms Concertos withBarbirolli and the Philharmonia in 1967 wehave seen and heardhim in this repertoiremany times. Barenboim’sBrahms is authoritative,vigorousand second to none.On a recent DVD ofthe First Concertowe heard him withZubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic andnow another performance has arrived fromEuroArts (2022020108), recorded on May 1,2004 in the Herodes Atticus Odeon in Athens.Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonicduring their first European concerttour after he took over as chief conductor.Even though it is an open air event, thesound is remarkable and the balances ideal.The orchestra plays with splendid vitality,confirming, as if it were necessary, the wisdomof his appointment. The orchestra offersa passionate reading of Brahms Piano QuartetNo.1 op.25 in the orchestration by ArnoldSchoenberg. This performance by Rattleand company has the impact and scaleof another Brahms symphony. Watching thevideo reveals the high level of excitementand enthusiasm of the players and conductor.Brahms enthusiasts must not pass this by.O,FORTUNA is Tony Palmer’s film offeringa warts and all portrait of the late CarlOrff, the composer of Carmina Burana, DerMond, Oedipus, Prometheus, Antigonae,Der Kluge, Music for Children, etc, etc (TP-DVD113). Orff was a man who would toleratenothing short of perfection in performancesof his work andwho burst into a vitriolicattack againstthose who fell short.There are no actors:everyone seen andheard are the actualmusicians and producersinvolved withOrff, his wives andoffspring. Orff is seenin interviews and indemanding encounters with his colleagues.No complete performances are included inthis DVD which provides extensive insightsinto this complex composer and human beingwho, as wife number three says, shouldhave been born 2500 years ago. One thing issure: you will listen to his works with freshears hereafter.Jascha Horenstein was an iconic conductorwho, although he was in demand on everycontinent, did not become the music directorof a major orchestra even though he conductedthem regularly. He was consideredby many to be in the league of Furtwanglerand Klemperer. DOREMI has a DVD of theBeethoven Ninth with the ORTF (DHR-7960) from October31, 1963 withan all-star cast, PilarLorengar, MargaHoffgen, Josef Traxeland Otto Weiner.This is one of onlytwo known videosof Horenstein conducting.One suspects that a 30 second dropin sound level of the opening bars held backany official release. Nevertheless, this is anessential item for collectors, in spite of thepicture quality of a vintage VHS with soundto match.56 w w w.t h e w h o l e n o t e.c o mJune 1 - July 7, 2010


DAN_10163_MS_WholenoteMagAd_1.indd 15/25/10 9:21:10 AMBlogs...continued from page 7University, and Nadina alsoteaches for the University ofToronto and the Glenn GouldSchool. Nadina and Guy arethe artistic co-directors of theGrand River Baroque Festival.www.grbf.cawww.guyfew.comwww.nadinamackiejackson.com• June 18-20: Grand River Baroque Festival(Guy and Mackie)• June 24-July 11: Oregon Bach Festival (Guy)• July 3-11: Aradia in Italy – The Centre forOpera Studies in Italy• July 19, 25-31: Festival of the Sound (Guy)• August 3-4: Ottawa International ChamberMusic Festival, August 3,4 (Guy andNadina)• August 12: Kincardine Summer MusicFestival (Guy)Elizabeth ShepherdElizabeth Shepherd is a twice Juno-nominatedToronto-based singer-songwritier/pianist/arranger. Her unique voice fuses the manysounds that have shaped her with others thatare clearly her own. Some of what you canhear in her music: jazz (thanks to a McGilldegree), hip-hop (thanks to college radioand record sales), soulful 1970s (thanks toher brother), latin (thanks to touring with aStarring Ma-anne Dionisio,from the original toronto ProductionLiMiteD engageMent!July 9 – august 1DancapTickets.com • (416) 644-3665145 Queen Street Westwww.elizabethshepherd.com17-piece Cuban band), Frenchfolk (thanks to her time livingin France as a child), andclassical (thanks to her Dad).She writes, arranges, recordsand produces, and has a busytour schedule – from Japan toEurope to Canada and the US.• June 12: Nighttown, Cleveland, Ohio• June 23: The Pearl Company, Hamilton,Ontario• June 26: The Schoolhouse/Neat Café,Burnstown, Ontario• June 27: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal• July 2: Toronto Jazz Festival, TorontoFinally, our blog has been active in the lastmonth. Cathy Riches has posted two itemson our website: one is a tribute to the lateRob McConnell, leader of the Boss Brass;and the other is on a new documentary film,El Payo, about flamenco guitarist DavidPhillips.And a couple of weeks ago, I felt inspiredto comment on the Canadian Opera Company’sforay into the beekeeping business.Like just about everyone else these days, thebees on the roof of the Four Seasons Centrehave their own blog, which is now linked toours.A new production ofBOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’SSUMMER OPERALYRIC THEATREA N D R E S E A R C H C E N T R EGuillermo Silva-Marin, General Director2010 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 2PMDonGiovanniby W.A. MozartDavid Eliakis, Music DirectorSun Aug 1 & Wed Aug 4 at 2PMFri Aug 6 & Sat Aug 7 at 8PMDOUBLE BILLVivaEspaña!Zarzuela MadnessLa VidaBreve&by 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)Save 30%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 5June 1 - July 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 61


GlionnaMansellCorporationPublisher's PerchTwin Primes, andan Integral HouseDavid perlmanOpus IIIThe Elite program is the embodiment of wellarticulatedmusical ideals. A cohesive tonal conceptis at the heart of every Elite organ. Like the individualinstruments of a fine orchestra, every stop of an Elitespecification possesses distinctive character that contributesto the formation of well-knit ensembles.OPUS III was designed to meet the musical needs of thevery active and varied music program. Of first importance,the instrument was to support congregational singing andchoir accompaniment. With its firm foundational tone withdistinct articulation and upper work, the sound that motivatesconfident singing is clearly heard in the melody. Thestops of the OPUS III were chosen for their specific qualitiesdistinct on their own as well as their ability to developcohesive division ensembles.Opus III speaks with a thirty-eight channel audio systemthat assures effortless sound with superior clarity andpresence. It will also accept audio input sources such aselectronic praise band instruments. Opus III has beendesigned to support the worship experience enablingmusicians to convey their inspiration in traditional andcontemporary ways and serve as a concert instrumenthaving a specification that allows the presentation of awide range of organ literature.To learn more about the Elite program or any of the otherfine digital organs from Allen Organ Company, contactGordon Mansell, President and Artistic Director.Glionna Mansell Corporation represents excellencein organ building.www.glionnamansell.com416-769-5224toll free: 1-877-769-5224Leasing available through First Maestra Leasing Inc.TMRight now I’m sitting thinking of giving James Stewart, themind behind Integral House, a call.“Hello James,” I’ll say, “I’ve got a question about twinprimes*, here, and I’m a bit out of my depth.”“Might I ask which two?” he’ll maybe say, and I will reply,“Well, 149 and 151, actually. But they could be any two. I just needto know what to call them in relation to each other – senior/junior;elder/younger; good/evil; or what? And I want to know if there’sa name for a number, 150 in this case, that’s sandwiched betweentwin primes.”I would obviously have to explain that my sudden interest inmath is because this issue of the magazine (June 2010) is number149, and the first issue of the new season will be number 151. Andthat sometime in between, The WholeNote will actually turn fifteen.(That’s ten issues a year. Count ‘em.)But I don’t think I will call Dr. James Drewry Stewart today.All I’m doing today is trying to come up with a cute angle for thisone story that is still delaying the departure of issue number 149 forthe printer. I will save my phonecall for a much more interestingstory waiting to be written, about the man behind Integral House,which is rapidly becoming one of the more interesting power pointson the Southern Ontario’s musical landscape.I was at Integral House a couple of years back, for a house concertlaunching that summer’s Toronto Summer Music Academy andFestival. But Vanessa Goymour, Manager of Jeunesses Musicales(Ontario), whose organization shares our enclave on the 5th floor of720 Bathurst Street, was there just last week, for an event in supportof Moshe Hammer’s “The Hammer Band” launched in 2006.“From violence to violins” is The Hammer Band motto, and theyexist to do just that, providing instruments and instruction to youthwho might not have access to either.“First thing to get straight when you do talk to James Stewart”Vanessa advised, “is it’s INtegral House, not InTEGral House.I made that mistake. It’s mathematical, I guess. But there’s a greatmusical story there, too.”Indeed. But, as I said, it’s a story for another day. Right now thestory is twins. Issue 149, the elder twin, looks much like its oldersiblings – after fourteen years and ten months of doing this, we’vegot some things figured out!But I have a sneaking suspicion that by September, when 151,the younger twin, issues forth, more than a few things are going tobe a bit different around here! (After all, we’ll have turned fifteen inthe meanwhile, and we all know how different from fourteen fifteencan be.)I won’t jinx things, though, by predicting. Don’t have time, anyway.Getting this magazine (twins and all) to bed is my primeimperative.David Perlman, publisherpublisher@thewholenote.com*Twin primes: A twin prime is a prime number that differs from another prime numberby two. Some examples of twin prime pairs are (3, 5), (5, 7), (11, 13), (17, 19), (29,31), (41, 43), and, skipping a few, (149,151). —Wikipedia62 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010


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