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.


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PROOFREADING: Sara Constant / Karen Ages
WEBSITE: Bryson Winchester

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.

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July 7 to 30
Toronto, ON

Beaches International Jazz FestivalThe Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating it's 29th year and we want you to come celebrate with us! Be part of Toronto’s biggest jazz music celebration and street party of the year. Beaches International Jazz is Canada's largest free festival. You will be happy you came, and be sad you left. Or sad when the festival is done. Whichever comes first.
July 7 to 9: second Annual Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside (Jimmie Simpson Park); July 14 to 16: second Annual Latin Carnival (Woodbine Park); July 21 to 23: Woodbine Park Main Stage (Woodbine Park); July 27 to 29: Streetfest (Queen St. E from Beech Ave to Woodbine Ave); July 28 to 30: Woodbine Park Main Stage.


July 6 to August 24
Midland, ON

Brookside Music Association Festival of the BayBrookside 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, ON

Brott Music FestivalNow entering its 30th 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, exuberant young orchestra and eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario. A stunning array of great music in all its forms: classical, contemporary, chamber, opera, jazz, blues and rock. A fully-staged production of Bizet’s Carmen, a PopOpera of great vocal arias and ensembles, Mozart’s magnificent Requiem, music you know and love by the great musical Impressionists Debussy & Ravel, the Music of James Bond and so much more!




June 18 to 20
Toronto, ON

Canadian Flute Association Summer in the City Flute FestivalThe first CFA Summer in the City Flute Festival brings eleven flutists from four countries! We welcome these spectacular artists, five of whom will make their Canadian debut.
Guest flutists: Sergio Pallottelli (USA/Italy); from the USA, Christine Beard, Brielle Frost and Vincenzo Volpe; from Peru, Cesar Vivanco and Sini Rueda; from Brazil, Ayres Potthoff; and the Canadians, Christopher Lee, Louis Papachristos, Samantha Chang and Laurel Swinden. Supporting musicians, Christopher Burton (piano), Rodrigo Alquati (cello), Ryan Frost (percussion), Sean Bellaviti (piano) and James Brown (guitar).
From Latin jazz to classical and chamber music, this highly anticipated event takes place from June 18 to June 20 in Toronto. Three nights, three concerts of incredible music. Information and tickets at www.canadaflute.com.



May 27 and June 26, August 18 to 27
Ottawa, Toronto and Prince Edward County, ON

Classical Unbound Festival 2World-calibre, acclaimed classical music and performers in winery-barns, vineyard fields, rustic churches; two late-August weekends, seven different concerts (+ May/June Urban-Outreach concerts). Venues set within nature, and Prince Edward County's gastronomic and viticulture scenes underlie each concert's intimacy and casualness – stripping away barriers to the music for you, the audience, and for us, the performers.
Special guests: Krisztina Szabó and Jon Kimura Parker. Yosuke Kawasaki, Jessica Linnebach, Joanna G'froerer, Rachel Mercer, Yehonatan Berick, Karen Donnelly, Carissa Klopoushak, Julia MacLaine, David Pell, Evan Mitchell, David Marks, Nicholas Hartman, Steven van Gulik, Vadim Serebryany, Rachel Krehm, Sasha Johnson, Fanny Bray, Jaeyoung Chong, Jonathan Krehm.
A new, unique festival by top-flight performers, taking classical music out of their concert halls and giving it to you.


July 21 to August 13
Parry Sound, ON

Festival of the SoundConcerts - 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.


June 9 to September 17
Indian River, PE

Indian River FestivalPresented 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, ON

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
Toronto, ON

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 16 and 17
Markham, ON

Markham Village Music FestivalThe Markham Village Music Festival is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and 40 years of music and fun. Please visit the Markham Village Music Festival website for more information, vendor registration or to volunteer.
June 16, 6pm to 11pm: Great entertainment on five stages! Children’s Village in Morgan Park 5pm to 9pm. New this year we are hosting a Town Crier competition featuring Criers from across Canada. Enjoy culinary delights at Taste of Markham.
June 17, 10am to 9pm: The music and the fun continue! Morgan Park features a petting zoo, fun inflatables and an entertainment stage. Listen to Practically Hip – a tribute band. Don’t miss the finale of the Town Crier competition. In the morning, visit the award winning farmers’ market on Robinson street.


May 26 to June 18
Montreal, QC

20170421143922 Beethoven image SGPRThe 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.



May 1 to August 28
Toronto, ON

Music MondaysA 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.

416-598-4521 x223


June 2 to 11
Hamilton, ON

Started three seasons ago, St. Joe's ArtsFest features Southern Ontario artists performing in the fantastic acoustics of Saint Joseph's RC Church in Hamilton. The 2017 season will feature two evenings of T.S. Eliot's drama "Murder in the Cathedral". The church is situated on Hamilton's trendy Locke Street, with excellent restaurants and pubs within minutes of the concert location. All tickets are $20 CAD at the door (and nobody will be turned away!).


June 10 to 18
Burlington, ON

Sound of Music FestivalSo much music, so much fun. Every year in June, music takes over Burlington downtown and waterfront. The largest local music event of the year features an eclectic combination of emerging artists, blasts from the past and current performers. A mix of free and ticketed shows continues all over town for nine days. Activities include the Kick-Off Concert, Sound of Music Club Series, Grande Festival Parade, free concerts for four days on Father’s Day Weekend, Downtown Streetfest, Silver Series, Children’s Village, carnival and vendors. Bring the whole family, you’ll find something for everyone.



May 30 to June 11
Toronto, ON

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer FestivalMusicians 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).



July 13 to August 5
Toronto, ON

Toronto Summer MusicToronto 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!



July 2 to August 6
Campbellford, ON

Westben Concerts at the BarnWestben offers up a multi-genre festival program in its 18th season, capturing performances of classical, jazz, folk, broadway, fiddle and fun! On the classical front, audiences will be treated to Canadian greats, including pianists Angela Hewitt and Jan Lisiecki, the Canadian Brass, the Rolston Quartet (winners of the 2016 Banff String Quartet Competition) and tenor Michael Schade. Jazzers will hear two-time JUNO winner Emilie-Claire Barlow while folk-fans will jump at the opportunity to hear 2017 JUNO Songwriter of the Year nominee Donovan Woods!  Keeping up the laughter, the Arrogant Worms will appear.
New this summer will be the unique one-of-a-kind experiences on offer, called Find the Birds, Find the Pianist, Under the Lid, On the Record and Sounds of Nature.


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