2018 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE

The WholeNote's 14th annual Green Pages provides an essential overview of festivals and various musical events across the province and beyond from June to August. For classical, opera, jazz, folk, world music and beyond – the Green Pages provides a summary for those looking to catch all of the musical happenings around the GTA and afar.

Here you will find 46 distinct festivals, described by the presenters themselves. Check here for the latest information – from interactive social media links to up-to-date descriptions of upcoming festival programs and more, on our ever-evolving online platform.

Enjoy everything musical and more this beautiful summer season!

The 2018 Green Pages Team

PROJECT MANAGER Karen Ages
PROJECT EDITOR Karen Ages
PROOFREADING Danial Jazaeri
LAYOUT & DESIGN Susan Sinclair
WEBSITE Kevin King

To join our Green Pages, or to ask for more information on the directory, contact karen@thewholenote.com or phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26.

August 2 to 30
Gravenhurst, ON

The August OrganEach Thursday in August, join us from 12:15-12:45pm for a free-will offering lunchtime concert featuring aspects of our newly restored and refurbished Casavant pipe organ. This year, Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst welcomes British knight, Sir Thomas Ingilby, with the Tewit Youth Band from Harrogate, England on opening day! Our 2018 line-up includes organist Matthew Whitfield’s birthday concert, an ensemble of Happy Jack Yoga musicians presenting spiritual kirtans from India, organist Christopher Dawes honouring the organ music of Canadian composer Healey Willan, and the finale features jazz saxophonist Mitch Beube accompanied on organ and piano by The Real Dan McCoy who is co-founder and Artistic Director. New this year: two 70-inch TV displays.

705-205-9005
www.trinity.isourchurch.com/the-august-organ-2018.html
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July 6 to 29
Toronto, ON

Beaches International Jazz FestivalToronto’s biggest jazz music celebration, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, is celebrating its 30th year. We are based in the Beaches neighbourhood, one of Toronto’s most beautiful communities. With three weekends of park concerts and two street festivals, there is something for everyone! Music lovers unite and let’s make our 30th Anniversary the best that it can be!

July 6-8: 3rd Annual Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside in Jimmie Simpson Park
July 6-8: Inaugural Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside Block Party
July 13-15: 3rd Annual Latin Carnival in Woodbine Park
July 20-22: TD Presents: 30th Annual BIJF in Woodbine Park
July 26-28: StreetFest (Queen St. E from Beech Ave to Woodbine Ave)
July 27-29: OLG Presents: 30th Annual BIJF in Woodbine Park

416-698-2152
www.beachesjazz.com
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August 18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

MILOSBravo Niagara! is dedicated to presenting the world's leading Canadian and international artists in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara wine country. On August 18th, Bravo Niagara! presents classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, hailed as “one of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarist today” (New York Times), at the historic 1792 St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The program entitled The Voices of the Guitar features special guest Marc Djokic (violin) and his quartet performing works by Bach, Boccherini, Granados, De Falla, Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Villa Lobos, as well as George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney! Don't miss this rare recital featuring MILOŠ - his only Canadian appearance of 2018!

289-868-9177
www.bravoniagara.org
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July 12 to August 23
Midland, ON

Brookside Music Festival of the BayBrookside Music hosts 'Festival of the Bay' at the Midland Cultural Centre. On July 12, The Toronto All Star Big Band kicks off the festival in a lively fashion, followed by “First Lady of Musical Theatre”  Louise Pitre performing La vie en rouge, a tribute to Edith Piaf July 19. July 26 the Rolston String Quartet show us why they were winners of the 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award. Then join our fundraiser on board Miss Midland on August 10 for Huronia Hot Strings' Gypsy Jazz featuring vocalist Jessica Lalonde. August 16 come for a Taste of Vienna featuring violinist Wolfgang David while feasting on a Viennese dessert. Lastly on August 23, pianist Takeshi Kakehashi and Wolfgang David team up to bring you Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss for a passionate finale.

705-527-4420
www.brooksidemusic.com
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June 21 to August 16
Hamilton, ON

Brott Music FestivalNow entering its 31st season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and, the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, world class soloists, its exuberant young orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. We have attracted world class soloists and other artists/personalities to Hamilton, including James Ehnes, Anton Kuerti, Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Garneau, Karen Kain, Valerie Tryon, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, Mordecai Richler, Roberta Bondar and Michael Ondaatje, to name only a few.

905-525-7664
www.brottmusic.com
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July 26 to 29
Brandon, Erickson, & Riding Mountain National Park, MB

Clear Lake Chamber Music FestivalThe 13th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Canadian pianists Daniel Tselyakov and Alexander Tselyakov, has become an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar. The most exciting and first of its kind that Manitoba has to offer, this festival is a celebration of summer with classical music, jazz and outstanding musicians in the natural beauty of Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. The festival will take place the third week of July. For tickets or more information contact us by phone or email tselyakov@hotmail.com. See directions on our website.

204-571-6547
www.clearlakefestival.ca

July 13 to 29
Elora, ON

Elora FestivalThe Elora Festival invites you to three weeks of vocal/choral/chamber music delights in one of the prettiest towns in Southern Ontario. Welcome to our 39th season! Join us for The Elora Singers, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ben Heppner, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Rolston String Quartet, Jackie Richardson, André  Laplante, Sultans of String, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Louise Pitre, a Family Series, and so much more. The Elora Festival has encompassed all forms of classical music, jazz, world music and folk since 1979. All concerts take place in gorgeous Elora, Ontario, with its natural beauty, vibrant cultural scene, shopping, restaurants and lodgings.

519-846-0331
www.elorafestival.ca
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May 25 to June 16
Saint-Lambert, South Shore of Montreal, Montreal, North Shore of Montreal

Festival ClassicaFor its 8th edition, Festival Classica will present 60 indoor and outdoor concerts. Under the theme of From Schubert to the Stones, the Festival will run from May 25 to June 16, 2018 in Saint-Lambert, several cities on the South Shore, and on the island of Montreal and the North Shore. Festivalgoers will be treated to exceptional performances by numerous renowned artists, including Stéphane Tétreault, Guillaume Andrieux, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, Russell Braun, Alice Ader, the Solistes de l’OSM, the Orchestre Métropolitain and Marc Martel. Unique concerts will be presented in tribute to remarkable composers: André Mathieu, Claude Debussy and Jacques Hétu!

888-801-9906
www.festivalclassica.com
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June 21 to 24
Montréal, QC

Festival Montreal BaroqueFor Montreal Baroque's 16th year, Georg Frederic Handel will inspire a sumptuous menu including a panoply of rare works by the great master of drama! From June 21 to 24, the 16th edition of the Montreal Baroque Festival returns with Hallelujah Handel!, bringing the city to life with the sounds of baroque bonbons known and loved by all, as well as unknown works by the great master and music that he would have heard down at the pub! Hallelujah Handel! will reflect Handel’s flamboyant character - with unique performances of rarely heard works performed in unusual settings.

514-845-7171
www.Montrealbaroque.com
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July 20 to August 11
Parry Sound, ON

Festival of the SoundConcerts – Cruises – Talks. Canada’s finest Jazz and Classical Summer Music Festival. Experience world-class chamber, jazz and folk music combined with the beautiful landscape of Georgian Bay! In its 39-year history, the Festival of the Sound has become a go-to destination for musicians and music lovers alike. The festival is internationally recognized by various organizations, including by the CBC as one of Canada’s Top Summer Festivals, and by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of the Top 100 Festivals or Events in Ontario. From July 20 to August 11, the Festival of the Sound hosts over 60 events, with over 70 musicians and 20 ensembles from Canada and around the world. Contact our box office at 1-866-364-0061 and book your tickets today.

705-746-2410
www.festivalofthesound.ca
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August 15 to 19
Haliburton, ON

The Forest FestivalThe magic begins. The Forest Festival…five days, seven outstanding all-Canadian musical artists, one unforgettable experience. Join us August 15 through 19 for a celebration of the senses that will connect you with music and nature and leave you spellbound. Imagine sitting in an amphitheatre - overlooking a wilderness lake deep in the heart of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve; or in the rustic intimacy of the Historic Logging Museum with the warm acoustics only a vintage wood and timber building can offer. The 2018 lineup features something for all musical tastes from celtic to roots to blues and much more. Don't miss: Susan Aglukark, Sarah Harmer, Cowboy Junkies, Rob Lutes, The Sultans of String, BMC Organ Trio with special guest Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Leahy.

800-631-2198
http://www.theforestfestival.com/
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September 12 to 16
Guelph, ON

Guelph Jazz FestivalJoin us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with five days of world-class creative music in one of Ontario’s loveliest cities. Our intimate community-powered festival features the best in contemporary improvised music, offers ticketed concerts plus a free outdoor series on Friday and Saturday in Market Square, and hosts free educational programming with panel talks and artist interviews. Some of the artists featured include: Darius Jones’s Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation), Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers, Jean Derome’s Somebody Special: Music of Steve Lacy, Satoko Fujii’s This Is It!, Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones, Agustí Fernández & Yves Charuest, Konk Pack, Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby, and many more.

519-763-4952
www.guelphjazzfestival.com
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August 8 to 12
Shelburne, ON

Heritage Music FestivalThe Heritage Music Festival, featuring the 68th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship, will take place August 8-12, 2018 in Shelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, the event features a variety of entertainers, including The Trews, the Beckett Family, and Louis Schryer, as well as Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes. Community events include camping, Bands and Brews at the Fiddle Park, a giant fiddle parade, a pork bbq, an open air market, and non-denominational church service. Proceeds of the Heritage Music Festival support Shelburne Rotary’s many charitable projects.

519-941-1114
www.heritagemusicfestival.ca
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July 26 to August 27
Haliburton, ON

Highlands Opera StudioJoin us for our 12th season! Hear the best emerging professional voices from across Canada in the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, only 2 1/2 hours northeast of the GTA. Established in 2007 by internationally-acclaimed Canadian tenor Richard Margison and Canadian stage director/violist Valerie Kuinka, Highlands Opera Studio is an advanced intensive professional training and networking program for emerging opera professionals. Chosen from 150+ applicants from across Canada and into the States, the 2018 participants can be heard in public masterclasses, multiple concerts, community events, and three fully-staged operas: La Bohème, and a double-bill of comic Canadian operas, The Glove and The Troublemaker. Love to sing yourself? Get involved in the Highlands Opera Community School!

855-455-5533
www.Highlandsoperastudio.com
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30 August to 8 September
Calgary, AB

Honens discovers, nurtures, and presents Complete Artists—21st century pianists for 21st century audiences. The Honens International Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Mrs. Honens’ love of world renowned music with Albertans every year.

403-299-0130
http://www.honens.com

June 15 to August 25
Toronto, ON

Not taking that summer road trip? Didn’t get tickets for that festival? Cottage burnt down?  Hugh’s Room Live has a concert outing to offer you! Please join us at the Summer Nights Festival, a wide-ranging program of international and local luminaries from the folk, blues, jazz and world music spectrum. Featured within the Summer Nights Festival are two new series. Solo Piano Double is a crazy quilt of styles including artists such as Jenie Thai to Robi Botos. Our Songwriting Sessions series matches songcrafters Ariana Gillis, Jon Brooks among many more. From the Barra MacNeils to the Shuffle Demons to David Bromberg, come on out to Dundas West for music from overseas and around the block. Make us your destination for Summer Nights!

416-533-5483
www.hughsroomlive.com
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July 6 to August 17
Huntsville, ON

Huntsville Festival of the ArtsEntering its 26th season of presenting excellence in the performing arts, the Huntsville Festival will once again feature a series of international, national and local performing arts concerts. The eclectic lineup features Jim Cuddy, Downchild Blues Band, country stars Doc Walker, blues man Matt Andersen, jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer and alt rockers Whitehorse among others and will feature tributes to Stuart McLean, Oscar Peterson, and the music of 60's/70’s folk artists from James Taylor to Bob Dylan. A special Choir!Choir!Choir! evening will be held at Deerhurst Resort on July 13. Daytime concerts, children’s shows and the return of Nuit Blanche North are highlights.

705-789-4975
info@huntsvillefestival.ca
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September 14 to 16
Toronto, ON

Described as “wildly successful” by The Globe and Mail, the inaugural Kensington Market Jazz Festival debuted in style the second weekend of September 2016, when over 200 Toronto musicians performed over 100 shows at 9 venues in Kensington Market. Founder Molly Johnson and her team developed this festival to celebrate the neighbourhood’s cultural history, as well as Toronto’s world-class musical fabric of professional musicians. The festival is a not-for-profit organization committed to presenting live musical excellence. The 2018 edition will take place September 14, 15, 16, where KMJF will present over 400 artists, in over 24 venues - CASH ONLY at the door. This year we have some very exciting new venues. Subscribe to our newsletter at kensingtonjazz.com for more details.

347-789-2034
www.kensingtonjazz.com
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August 12 to 17
Kincardine, ON

Kincardine Summer Music FestivalCelebrating its 27th anniversary, KSMF is known for excellent programming. The Festival presents fabulous concerts starring award-winning artists. 2018 JUNO award winner Mike Downes Quartet, August 13, Whiskey Jack, August 14, All Day Breakfast String Band and Scottish Fling, August 15, trailblazing violinist Andrea Tyniec, August 16, Heavyweight Brass Band, August 17. Don't miss the free 4 O’Clock in the Park concerts August 12 - 17 in downtown Victoria Park. KSMF music education classes run daily August 13 to 17 for everyone from beginners to experienced players, age 7 to adult. Guitar, Strings, Bands and Vocals on the shores of Lake Huron - Music and the Beach! Kincardine Summer Music Festival – creating fabulous musical experiences for 27 years!

519-396-9716
www.ksmf.ca
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June 30 to August 25
Leith, ON

Leith Summer Festival presents five concerts in the Historic Leith Church, 12 km from Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. It's a wonderfully intimate venue with superb acoustics enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. The LSF begins Saturday, June 30 with songs by Julie Nesrallah, mezzo, and Robert Kortgaard, piano. On Saturday, July 14, Robi Botos, piano, and Paul Novotny, bass, play innovative traditional jazz. The Penderecki String Quartet performs Schafer, Grieg and Beethoven on Saturday July 28. Jonathan Crow, violin, Philip Chiu, piano and Gabriel Radford, horn play Schumann and Brahms on Saturday August 11, while the piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada closes the season on August 25. All concerts at 7:30 pm. Tickets at Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, 519-371-2833.

519-371-5316
www.leithchurch.ca
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May 31 to June 10
Toronto, ON

LULAWORLDThe annual LULAWORLD festival showcases new work and collaborations by local and international Latin, Brazilian, jazz, folk and global artists. In addition to three CD releases, highlights of LULAWORLD 2018 include a community brass band that you can perform with, special guest salsa artists from Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and Montreal, a residency with Olodum’s Mestre Memeu direct from Brazil, indigenous reggae, rock and blues by Shauit and Digging Roots, Philadelphia-based jazz poet Ursula Rucker, and a music and street mural exchange with Valparaiso, Chile. The festival includes ten free, family friendly  outdoor performances on June 1 and 2 in collaboration with the Dundas West Fest community street festival. LULAWORLD is presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre.

416-588-0307
www.lulaworld.ca
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June 15, 16, 17
Markham, ON

Markham Village Music FestivalThe Markham Village Music Festival is back on the third weekend in June on the Main Street of Markham Village. On June 15 & 16, the Festival will be held on Markham Road, north of Highway 7. The Festival features four stages of entertainment, craft and food vendors, Farmers’ Market and a Kids’ Zone in Morgan Park. Morgan Park (one block east of Main Street) will feature the carnival rides that will operate on Friday evening, Saturday and NEW this year, Sunday afternoon. On Saturday the petting zoo will be back, and there will be great entertainment on the Youth Stage on Saturday and Sunday featuring the winners of the Markham Youth Expo. There will be crafts and swimming in Morgan Pool. Great family fun!

647-983-9054
www.markhamfestival.com
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June 1 to 17
Montreal, QC

Festival ClassicaThe Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents its 23rd season, offering a wonderful array of gems from the chamber music repertoire, exciting premieres, and new collaborations, with performances by many of our most revered artists along with brilliant new discoveries. Beginning with a new spring series at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal in April and May, the Festival moves to Pollack Hall for the TD JAZZ and classical series in June. With our theme “Droit au Cœur!" (Straight to the Heart!), we emphasize our love for chamber music, the most intimate and collaborative of art forms. Highlights include the Canadian premiere of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet and special events to celebrate the “Year of the Cello” in concert and film.

514-489-7444
www.festivalmontreal.org
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July 21 to August 11
Prince Edward County & Picton, ON

Music at Port Milford2018 marks Music at Port Milford’s 32nd year of bringing internationally-renowned artist faculty to Prince Edward County to create an inspiring summer music experience. Saturday Chamber Music Series: Tickets: $30 adult, $10 student, $5 Youth (12 and under); Season Pass: $100 adult, $30 Student, $15 Youth (12 and under). July 21, 7:30 p.m, Phenomenal Woman: Tokai String Quartet, joined by pianist, Angela Park; soprano, Rebecca Kenneally; actor, Joan McBride. July 28, 7:30 p.m, Form, Balance, Motion: Quatuor Saguenay (Alcan) with pianist, Allison Gagnon. August 4, 7:30 p.m, Ludwig meets Dizzy: Harlem String Quartet. August 11, 7:30 p.m, Folk Connection: Port Milford Chamber Players.

613-476-7735
www.musicatportmilford.org

August 27 to 31
Toronto, ON

Music From ScratchIn partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, Music From Scratch is a free week-long music creation workshop for people between the ages of 18 and 25. Facilitated by Jerry Pergolesi and guest composer/sound creator Giorgio Magnanensi, and guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, movement and improvisation exercises, leading to the performance of a series of collaborative sound works. Music From Scratch helps participants develop new skills and the confidence to take risks both as listeners and creators. No experience necessary! Just a willingness to learn and explore your own inner creativity.

416-961-6601 x207
http://www.musicfromscratch.org/
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May 7 to September 3
Toronto, ON

Music MondaysA lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – welcome to our 27th season! Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992. Our concerts take place in the warm acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, just steps away from the Eaton Centre. We feature an eclectic mix of everything from classical solo and chamber music to jazz, fusion and world music. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Please join us. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May to Labour Day.

416-598-4521 x223
www.musicmondays.ca
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August 21 to 24
Bracebridge, ON

The 9th Annual OperaMuskoka Festival takes place August 21-24 2018, in Bracebridge, Ontario. The opening night opera will be Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, produced by Sharon Tikiryan, M.Mus. Sharon will also sing the role of the calculating maid. Wednesday August 22 will be our Annual Stars of Tomorrow Concert, featuring young people from Toronto and the surrounding area of Muskoka. Both these events take place at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. At the Pinegrove Fellowship Church in Bracebridge on Thursday August 23, the Festival will feature a Vocal Masterclass with Jennifer Tung of the Royal Conservatory of Music, followed by her concert in the evening. The Festival concludes on Friday August 24, with a Violin Masterclass with Moshe Hammer, and an evening concert also at Pinegrove Fellowship Church, 295 Taylor Rd.

705-764-1381
www.muskokachautauqua.com

July 26 to August 9
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa ChamberfestThis year presenting pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Angela Hewitt, Danel, Rolston, and Ariel Quartets, improvisational violinist Roby Lakatos, folk group The Fretless, and many more! Celebrating 25 years, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance for musical celebration in the nation’s capital throughout the year with a Concert Series and Community Engagement and Education programming, culminating in the Chamberfest summer festival. The world’s largest festival of its kind, the Ottawa Chamberfest summer festival is a 2018 Festivals and Events (FEO) Ontario “Top 100” and winner of seven consecutive Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

613-234-6306
www.chamberfest.com
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September 7 to 16
Picton, ON

Now in its 15th season, the festival will open with a concert featuring our new artistic directors, the renowned New Orford String Quartet, and a special work by composer John Burge, Death of a Lady's Man - a world premiere with a nod to Leonard Cohen. The following evening will be devoted to Renaissance and Baroque music with Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. The weekend will end with a piano recital by André Laplante. The second weekend begins with Erin Wall, in an evening of song and operatic arias. The next evening features Mark Fewer and his jazz trio, David Braid (piano), Joseph Phillips (bass). In our last concert, Mark Fewer is joined by classical musicians Bénédicte Lauzière, Eric Nowlin, Joseph Johnson and Wonny Song to perform chamber music.

613-645-2250
www.pecmusicfestival.com

August 14 to 19
Prince Edward County, ON

This year’s festival main stage shows are deep in big-name Juno and Grammy royalty - Robi Botos, Carol Welsman, and the Brian Barlow Big Band - we’ll showcase saxophonists Tara Davidson, the JUNO-winning Allison Au, bassist Marika Galea, violinist Drew Jurecka, and pianist Adrean Farrugia. The festival makes it a point to support emerging artists, and we bring back outstanding young performers who have a history with us. Marika Galea will be playing every day this year. She came to us first as part of her high school band that participated in our jazz education program, and then won the Rising Young Star award, and later performed on our stage with her own groups. Drew Jurecka returns after his highly-acclaimed run as our featured artist in 2017.

613-399-2477
www.pecjazz.org

May 27 to June 10
Hamilton, ON

Saint Joseph's ArtsFest brings music and theatre performances to the GTHA area. In the superior acoustics of Saint Joseph's Church in Hamilton, this year's festival brings together artists not only from Canada, but also from Estonia and the Czech Republic. Both of these European countries are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. Highlights of the Festival will include the Prague Mixed Choir (Conductor: Jiří Petrdlík) and Aare Tammesalu (cellist from Estonia). We are also pleased to present A Man for All Seasons under the stage direction of Lana Borsellino. Featured will be works by Haydn, Smetana, Arvo Pärt, and the sublime Miserere by Allegri with Julie Ludwig. Come to a concert or stage play, then enjoy an evening meal on trendy Locke Street in Hamilton.

905-528-0019
www.stjoesartsfest.ca
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August 17 to 19
Toronto, ON

Small World Music FestivalFor three days in August, the Beat of the Globe comes to the Heart of Toronto, as Small World Music reinvents its annual festival program, moving its 17th edition to the waterfront at the height of the summer season. Inspired by and celebrating the 30th anniversary of WOMAD, which first took place at the same venue in 1988, expect an eclectic mix of international artists and local greats informed by the notion of ‘intersections’ – connecting communities and juxtaposing traditional and cutting-edge forms. Highlights include Daraa Tribes (Morocco), Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), Las Cafeteras (USA), DJ Lag (South Africa) and Surefire Sweat (Toronto). Music-focused films and family-friendly workshops will also be on offer, looking to the past and the future of culturally diverse music.

416-536-5439
http://smallworldmusic.com/
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June 13 to 17
Hamilton, ON

World-renowned artists from all over North America & Europe will head to Hamilton to play a wide array of vital, adventurous, creative music; newer traditions in jazz, free, improvised music & much more, over 5 days, 7 ticketed events, 30 sets of music & dance. Artist-in-residence, master percussionist Jesse Stewart will perform with iconoclasts Eugene Chadbourne (US), William Parker (US), Joe McPhee (US) & Michael Snow... highly revered musicians David Mott, Nicolas Caloia, Kevin Breit, Matt Brubeck & tap dancer Heather Cornell (US) + Parker/Nicholson’s Hope Cries for Justice (US), The Young Mothers (US/NO), Artifacts Trio (US), Susan Alcorn (US) & Amy Brandon, Will Guthrie (FR), Monicker (UK/CA), Sick Boss + Löve (SE/CA), Gord Grdina Quartet (US/CA), ++! Tickets: $20-35; Passes: $100-125

289-993-1993
www.zulapresents.org
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Aug 17 to 19
Port Dover, ON

Norfolk County’s Official Premier Festival: Friday August 17, Riverfront Park, 52 Harbour St. 5-10 pm Chuck Jackson /Tyler Yarema. Saturday 18, Port Dover Community Center, 801 St. George St. 5-11 pm Kellylee Evans, Heather Bambrick, Brian Dickinson, Host Dini Petty. Sunday 19, Burning Kiln Winery, 1709 Front Rd. (Near Turkey Point Beach) Dave Young & more. World class live music, farm fresh food & fun! VIP tickets starting at $25. Saturday Main Event includes catered dinner & three Headliners-$70! VIP weekend passes only $99! Book now! Accommodations also available.

519-774-2787
www.southcoastjazz.com
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July 16 to August 26
Stratford, ON

Stratford Summer MusicCanadian & international musicians of excellence return to Stratford Summer Music for our 18th season of concerts and events. Featured artists include Blind Boys of Alabama, Jeremy Dutcher, Angela Hewitt, Jan Lisiecki, Ron Sexsmith, Tanya Tagaq, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Stéphane Tétreault. There will also be Friday night cabarets at Revival House, Bach Musical Brunches at The Prune Restaurant on Saturdays and Sundays, free lunchtime BargeMusic, early morning BachWalks, and making its Canadian debut, The Moon Museum, a 27-foot replica of the moon by artist Luke Jerram, set on Tom Patterson Island and featuring free programs of world music from August 16-25. Make music part of your Stratford experience today. Visit our webpage or call our box-office for more information.

866-288-4313
www.stratfordsummermusic.ca
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June 28 to September 16
Toronto, ON

Summer Music in the GardenThe popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 19th season by the shores of Lake Ontario. Treat yourself to 18 free concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm, and are approximately one hour in length. Bench seating is limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don't forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Please call our info desk at 416-973-4000 for up-to-the-minute rain call.

416-954-4502
http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic/
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July 27 to August 5
Toronto, ON

Founded in 1986, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre has been bringing together young vocalists, professional singers and teachers of great stature. SOLT features the stars of tomorrow, as our young artists advance towards careers at the national and international level. The SOLT 2018 Opera Workshop presents three great works for the stage: Manon by Massenet, Semele by Handel, and Mozart’s Fior and Dora (Così fan tutte). The diversity of roles and the amazing variety of style, both vocal and dramatic, makes this summer opera festival a special treat for Toronto’s opera fans. Toronto’s Mini Opera Summer Festival at Robert Gill Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Please add SOLT 2018 to your summer calendar!

416-366-7723
www.solt.ca
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July 20 to 23
Waterloo, ON

Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz FestivalBringing the community together through jazz! For its 26th season, the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is exploring improvisation in music and art including an improvised aerial act performed to live music, and a visual artist creating a work based on one of our performances in full view of our patrons. Artists include Manteca, Jim Gelcer, Fern Lindzon, Turboprop, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night Club, Coco Love Alcorn, Francisco Pais, Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles, Mike Downes, Marito Marques and Ted Warren. Events begin Friday July 20 at 5:30 pm and continue through to Sunday July 22 at 4:30 pm.

519-279-0189
https://www.uptownwaterloojazz.ca
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September 21 to 23
Owen Sound and Meaford, ON

SweetWater Music FestivalSweetWater marks 15 years of world-class music in 2018 celebrating a legacy of unforgettable performances. Artistic Director Mark Fewer is bringing back many vets including James Campbell, Matthias Maute, Guy Few, Denise Djokic, Aiyun Huang, Mark Edwards, Douglas McNabney, and Dean McNeil. Others will make their SweetWater debuts including soprano Suzie LeBlanc and Alexander Tselyakov. Plus, discover tomorrow’s music stars such as Yolanda Bruno and Quatuor Despax. There are also free, interactive activities including Mozart for Munchkins, Classical Jam, Luthier Exhibit, and Luthier Performance. Opening Gala ($50), Saturday Early Evening & Sunday Matinee ($35), Saturday Matinee & Late Night Jazz ($30). Festival Celebration Pass (5 Concerts) $165. Saturday Sunday Pass (4 Concerts) $120.

519-371-2833
www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca
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June 11 to 23
Toronto, ON

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer FestivalMusicians from around the world gather in Toronto for the annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival, featuring the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, and presented in conjunction with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Join us for a series of five free concerts in Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre; Walter Hall, University of Toronto; and Grace Church on-the-Hill. All concerts are open to the public. Tickets required for “Opening Night” on June 11 and “The Grand Finale” on June 23. For tickets and more information, visit tafelmusik.org/TBSF

416-964-6337
http://www.tafelmusik.org/TBSF
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August 15, 17 to 19
Markham, ON

TD Markham JazzThe TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant 3 ½ day event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages on beautiful Main Street Unionville, in Markham. The Festival starts on Wednesday August 15 with a ticketed Opening Night concert, including a reception and silent auction at the intimate Varley Art Gallery. From August 17-19, Main Street comes alive with 30+ free performances all day and evening on outdoor stages, on the street, and in bars and restaurants. Enjoy acclaimed Canadian and International artists performing all styles of jazz and blues. Early confirmed artists include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Deva Mahal, Dan Hill, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Jaymz Bee's Tiki Collective, Barbra Lica, and Adrean Farrugia with Brad Goode.

905-471-5299
www.markhamjazzfestival.com
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July 19 to 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake & St. Catharines, ON

TD Niagara Jazz FestivalRecently named ‘Best New Festival in Ontario’ the TD Niagara Jazz Festival is an exciting jazz festival dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz in the Niagara Region. Inspiring, educating & developing future jazz audiences while combining live jazz with a Niagara experience – food, wine, culture & natural wonders. Festival events occur throughout the calendar year with a focus on a summer festival in July in the Niagara Region. (July 19 - 29). The TD NJF features 3 FREE outdoor events with food, wine, craft beer, artisans & a kids zone; high caliber ticketed events in wineries & a Dixieland Jazz Cruise. This year's featured performers include: Heather Bambrick, Phil Nimmons, David Braid, Al Muirhead, Denielle Bassels & more...

1-844-LIV-JAZZ (548-5299)
www.niagarajazzfestival.com
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July 5 to 8
London, ON

TD Sunfest 18Celebrate the enchantment of summer with Canada’s premier festival of the global arts. Now in its 24th year, FREE-admission, TD Sunfest transfigures London’s Victoria Park into a culturally diverse jewel, where over 35 top world music and jazz groups from all corners of the planet entertain on five stages. 2018 headliners range from red-hot bands like Liniker e Os Caramelows (Brazil) and Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (UK), to legendary acts like Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (Nigeria/UK). New this year is the Government of Ontario-supported program “Roots, Riddims & Reggae,” showcasing the diverse sounds of the Caribbean. And with 225+ exhibitors, TD Sunfest ’18 will continue to whet festival-goers’ appetites for scrumptious international cuisine and unique crafts & visual art.

519-672-1522
www.sunfest.on.ca
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May 7 to September 3
Toronto, ON

TD Toronto Jazz FestivalTD Toronto Jazz Festival, running from June 22 to July 1, celebrates its 32nd edition as it returns to the Bloor-Yorkville area, the hub of the Festival. This summer, legendary musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Bela Fleck and all the original Flecktone members, Gregory Porter, Holly Cole, The Bad Plus will headline, joining rising stars like Elise LeGrow, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Lake Street Dive. Yorkville will play host to over 175 free concerts, featuring the very best in jazz from Toronto, across the country and around the world. Experience forward thinking musicians pushing the boundaries of jazz at Heliconian Hall, a showcase highlighting JUNO winners and nominees, and everything from big bands to samba to New Orleans brass bands.

855-985-5000
www.torontojazz.com
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July 12 to August 4
Toronto, ON

Reflections of Wartime - 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WWI and this year's Festival will explore music written during or inspired by times of war and conflict, past and present. Don't miss performances by the Borodin Quartet, New Orford Quartet, a staged L'Histoire du Soldat featuring the TSO Chamber Soloists, Ben Heppner's tribute to Gospel Music, a World War II Big Band Concert, and a celebration of Vivaldi at the Church of the Redeemer and much much more including many free, PWYC, and educational events.

647-430-5699
www.torontosummermusic.com
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June 9 to August 5
Campbellford, ON

Westben Concerts at The BarnExperience music in a natural setting at Westben. Now in its 19th season, Westben is where the best of music and nature spring to life! Nestled amongst the peaceful hills of Northumberland County two hours east of Toronto, near Campbellford, Westben's primary performance venue is a custom-built, timber-frame barn. The Barn seats 400 and combines state-of-the-art acoustics with a rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere. On sunny days from June to August massive walls and doors roll away allowing music to waft over the surrounding meadow. Westben’s 19th season features classical, broadway, jazz, folk and fiddle music, with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Sarah Harmer, Colin Mochrie, Michael Kaeshammer, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Danel String Quartet, Wallis Giunta, Alexander Dobson and more.

877-883-5777
www.westben.ca
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