2017 SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE
Welcome to The WholeNote’s 13th annual Green Pages, a pot pourri of summer festivals and events across the musical map – offering classical, jazz, opera, folk, world music and much more in a range of unique and beautiful locations.
Here you will find brief profiles of widely diverse summer festivals and/or concert series, provided by the presenters themselves. We are currently accepting new & updated submissions which will be added here, and detailed listings for them will be published in the special summer listings section of our June 2017 issue.
You can also visit The WholeNote’s online listings at www.thewholenote.com/ask-ludwig where listings will be added through the summer, and you will be able to search by date, geographic location, genre, keyword and more.
THE 2016 GREEN PAGES TEAM
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Karen Ages
PROJECT EDITOR: Kevin King
LAYOUT & DESIGN: Susan Sinclair
PROOFREADING: Sara Constant / Karen Ages
WEBSITE: Bryson Winchester
To join our Green Pages, or to ask for more information on the directory, contact email@example.com or phone Karen at 416-323-2232 x26.
July 7 to 30
July 6 to August 24
Brookside Music hosts Festival of the Bay at the Midland Cultural Centre July 6 to August 24. In July, Tom Allen’s Bohemians in Brooklyn provide a mixture of cabaret, nostalgia, fun and phenomenal music, featuring Patricia O’Callaghan. Then join us on board Miss Midland for Huronia Hot Strings, Gypsy Jazz featuring eclectic violinist Leslie Dawn Knowles. Next, Valdy, Nadina & Karel serve folk to baroque on a score of bebop and swing.
In August, pianist Philip Chiu, first recipient of the Prix Goyer – Canada’s largest prize for an emerging classical artist – performs Of Church and State. And finally, Louise Pitre is Chasing Rainbows, Canada’s “First Lady of Musical Theatre” immortalizes the songs of Judy Garland.
June 21 to August 17
Hamilton, Brantford, Waterdown and Ancaster, ON
May 27 and June 26, August 18 to 27
Prince Edward County, ON
July 12 to 16
Riding Mountain National Park, MB
July 14 to 30
July 21 to August 13
Parry Sound, ON
Concerts - Cruises - Films. Canada's finest Jazz & Classical Summer Music Festival. Experience world-class chamber & jazz music combined with the beautiful landscape of Georgian Bay!
In its 38-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 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 21 to August 13, the Festival of the Sound hosts over 60 events, consisting of 50 unique musicians and 20 ensembles from Canada and around the world. Contact our box office at 1-866-364-0061 and book your tickets today.
September 13 to 17
August 3 to 31
2017 Dates TBD
June 9 to September 17
Indian River, PE
Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. Discover excellence in folk, blues, roots, jazz, classical, choral, Maritime, world and contemporary music by the finest artists from Prince Edward Island and across Canada, all in the world class acoustical setting of Historic St. Mary’s, Indian River.
1-866-856-3733 or 902-836-3733
July 1 to August 26
Leith Summer Festival and artistic director Robert Kortgaard present five concerts in July and August in the Historic Leith Church, 12km from Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. Leith Church is a wonderfully intimate venue with excellent acoustics enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. The festival begins on Saturday, July 1 with "And So it Goes..." songs by baritone Brett Polegato with Robert Kortgaard, piano. Saturday July 15, Duo Concertante performs Bach, Crawley and Franck. July 29 features pianist Mauro Bertolo playing Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Grieg. The Gryphon Trio appears on August 5, while the Rolston String Quartet closes the season on August 26. All concerts are on Saturday evenings, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets at the Roxy Theatre Owen Sound.
June 1 to 11
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Lula Lounge, the 2017 Lulaworld festival will bring together artists with roots in Cuba, Chile, Tibet, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and beyond for eleven days of original collaborations and new projects that cross borders, genres and generations.
This year’s edition of Lulaworld features more than 20 performances including two CD releases, a street mural project, lessons in Brazilian forró, Cuban salsa, and Tibetan dance, a panel on music in the media and a community street brass band performance that you can take part in. Visit lulaworld.ca and lula.ca for full details.
June 22 to 25
May 26 to June 18
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival dedicates its 22nd season to the spirit of Beethoven with "Beethoven: Passion romantique." Founder and artistic director Denis Brott, C.M. has featured the music of Beethoven on almost all festival concerts, anchored by the performance of the complete Beethoven string quartets over six concerts by the extraordinary Dover Quartet, who have “enjoyed a rise to the top [that] looks practically meteoric” (Strings Magazine). Additional artists featured this season include superstar Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, a world premiere by Yoav Talmi, the Israeli Chamber Project, the Rolston String Quartet, the always-popular jazz series with Rémi Bolduc, Robi Botos and Natalie MacMaster, and much more. A total of 43 events, at all times of day, fill out the festival schedule for more concerts, more free events, and more Beethoven than ever before.
July 4 to 17
July 22 to August 13
May 1 to August 28
A lunchtime concert series at the Church of the Holy Trinity – welcome to our 26th 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. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Please join us for this, our 25th anniversary season. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August.
August 22 to 25
July 22 to August 4
September 15 to 24
July 17 to August 27
July 28 to August 6
July 21 to 23
September 15 to 17
Owen Sound and Meaford, ON
May 30 to June 11
Musicians from around the world gather in Toronto for the annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival with free concerts open to the public, featuring the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and participants of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. “Delightfully Baroque” on May 30 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre; “Musical Interlude” on June 4, “Many Strings Attached” on June 5 and “TBSI Orchestras and Choirs” on June 8 at Walter Hall, University of Toronto; and the Grand Finale on June 11 at Grace Church on-the-Hill. All concerts are general admission. Free tickets for the Grand Finale must be obtained in advance and will be made available to the public Tuesday, June 6 at 10am, at the Tafelmusik box office (427 Bloor Street W).
August 17 to 20
August 25 to 27
July 28 to 30
Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, ON
July 6 to 9
June 23 to July 2
July 13 to August 5
Toronto Summer Music Festival 2017 celebrates Canada's sesquicentennial by exploring the music of Canada and featuring the best of Canada's many world-renowned classical performers. The season includes a one-week residency by superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes; acclaimed soprano Soile Isokoski, a tribute to beloved Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti; cherished leading ensembles such as the St. Lawrence and Rolston String Quartets, our own National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and festive TSM traditions A Night at the Opera, and the Last Night of the Festival, EH! This summer also marks Jonathan Crow's inaugural season as artistic director. Join us at Koerner Hall, Walter Hall and Heliconian Hall for some great music this summer!