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Volume 10 Issue 5 - February 2005

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Chylark Arts & Music

Chylark Arts & Music presents an Oskar Morawetz tribute concert, also on February 6th but at 3pm, at Heliconian Hall. On the programme is Morawetz's 5th String Quartet "A Tribute to Mozart". This work borrows heavily from Mozart's Requiem, developing a musical narrative ranging from sadness, to anger, despair, and ultimately resignation; an interesting reinterpretation of a rooted classical form, the requiem, for a stalwart convention of the Classical period, the string quartet. An exemplary event of the early/ new hybrid will take place early next month. On March 5th at 8pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Soundstreams Canada will present a new commission by the currently much-in-demand Omar Daniel. His oratorio in development, Lavinia Adronicus, will receive its world premiere by the fantastic combined forces of the Hilliard Ensemble and the Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Choir, under conductor Ivars Taurins. This is the ultimate hybrid, new music in a Baroque form for early music performers in a period style. Finally, looking from a different angle on the term, I'm curious what the new music community might define as its own "early music". When working at the front edge of a musical practice that is fixated on what's new, musical works that are even just twenty years old become known as "early". Take for example New Music Concerts' "Milestones" event at the Glenn Gould Studio on February 28th. The NMC Ensemble will perform a series of early works, the bulk of which were written in the 1970's. When I spoke to David Olds (NMC's General Manager) about this upcoming concert, he mentioned that the programme was inspired by seminal works of the second generation of Canadian composers. Indeed, for Canadian composition, these works are a part of our early music. Be sure to catch this concert before the Ensemble heads out to the Montreal New Music Festival. (Jason van Eyk is the Canadian Music Centre's Ontario Regional Director. He can be reached at 416-961-6601 x. 207 or WE ARE ALL Music's CHILDREN by Masha Buell February's Child "'/never heard of Ugl(fica1io11' said Alice on 1he beach. 'Whal is i1?'" Building a trio? Identify this member of our music community, photo taken circa 1968 for a chance to win tickets or a recording. If you think you might know who it is, send your best guess to The winner will be selected by random draw among entrie received by February 15'". 2005. December's Child . . .. was Erica Goodman November News Roundup Coalition of New Music Presenters by Keith Denning Toronronians know what to do in February: hibernate! While March, April and May are chock full of new music events, February has only a few concens happening. Of course, one could lament this situation, but Look 011 the bright side: with so few concerts, you can attend all of them, and 1hey are deji11i1ely all wonh attending. See you out there! About five years ago, I attended a concert by Trio Phoenix at the Music Gallery. It was one of the finest new music concerts I've ever seen. Regrettably, the audience outnumbered the ensemble by only two people. New music aficianados have an opportunity this month to rectify this situation and take in what is sure to be a great concert. On Thursday, February lOth, the Music Gallery presents Trio Phoenix with guest Ingrid Schmithusen. Don't miss it! Renowned Canadian composer and pianist Barbara Pritchard makes a Toronto appearance at the Music Gallery on Friday, February 18th. Since her move to Nova Scotia, her appearances in Toronto are somewhat fewer, and she has become a strong advocate of Atlantic region composers, so plan to attend this one. The Music Gallery, on Saturday, February 26th, presents Toca Voca, featuring the very versatile and gifted singer and performer Heidi Klann. She will be presenting several new works, including a premiere by James Rolfe. On Monday February 28th at 8:00, New Music Concerts presents its concert Milestones, featuring mezzo-soprano Patricia Green, who will be performing works by Franois Morel, Serge Garant, Robert Aitken, Bruce Mather and Gilles Tremblay. This concert takes place at the Glenn Gould Studio, and is preceded, as usual, by an "Illuminating Introduction" at 7:15. But keep your evenings free in March, because there's a lot going on. Talk to you next month. A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman is one of the world's outstanding solo harpists. She received her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the National Music Camp (lnterlochen, Michigan) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). Already a concert performer in her teens, Ms. Goodman played under the baton of Igor Stravinsky when he recorded in Toronto. At Curtis, she was a concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She made her New York debut as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra during their American debut concert at Lincoln Centre in 1972. In 1980, Erica Goodman won the Grand Prix du Disque Canada for her recording, "Flute and Harp" with Robert Aitken. In 1995, she won a Juno for her solo album, "Erica Goodman Plays Canadian Harp Music". Ms. Goodman can be heard on several recordings for the BIS, Marquis, Opening Day and CBC labels with such artists as Robert Aitken, Paul Brodie, Jame Campbell, the Amadeus Ensemble and in solo concert. She performs at numerous international festivals and with leading orchestras and ensembles in Canada, the United States and Europe and continues to be an active member of the music scene in Toronto. And Our Winners ... Marnie Bracht will be the guest of Esprit Orchestra on Sunday March 6th, when Erica Goodman will be featured in Alex Pauk's Harp Concerto, along with Colleen Skull, soprano and David Pomeroy, tenor. The programme also includes the world premiere of Snow is White but Water is Black, by Denys Bouliane, The Death of Seigun (from the Scarlet Princess) by Alexina Louie, and 0 Magnum Mysterium: !11 Memoriam Glenn Gould arranged for 34 strings by John Rea. George Brough will be receiving a copy of Erica Goodman's brandnew recording "Mosaics' (Marquis Classics) Congratulations Marnie and George! Kei1h Denning is wehmaster of the Coalition of New Music Presenters website: www. torontohearandnow. corn K11ow someo11e whose photograph should appear i11 this space? Se11d suggestio11s to WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE .COM FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 7 2005 I i5 < lJ 0 0 :c "-

BAND Stand by Merlin Williams FEBRUARY IS A GREAT TIME to brush up our skills as band musicians. Not only is there plenty of time indoors (unless you're one of those crazed individuals who enjoy the cold), but there are plenty of clinics and master classes to attend. Flutist Emmanuel Pahud is in town performing with the TSO this month, and he's doing a master class ac the RCM concert hall (now relocated to 90 Croatia St. in the Bloor/ Dufferin area.) The class is Sat Feb 5, I lam to 2pm. There are no performing spaces left, only auditing spaces. The clinic is free of charge. The sponsor, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments will have a selection of tlutes on hand co try out before and after the master class. I first heard Pahud's playing a few years ago when I was looking for a recording of the Prokofiev Flute Sonata. His playing on that rcording was a revelation for me; his expressive power and technical brilliance are stunning. For more information on this event, please contact Laura Bates at Long & McQuade's own "Heart of the Horn" clinic series runs through February and March with an excellent lineup of brass and woodwind performers. The series kicks off Feb 12 with hornist Jeff Nelsen of the Canadian Brass. His clinic subject is audition preparation, and will be applicable to all instrumentalists. Next up, Feb 19, is concert saxophonist Paul Brodie. Known as Canada's Ambassador of the Saxophone, Paul is the most recorded classical saxophonist in the world. His clinic will focus on getting a good start on the saxophone. James Box, principal trombonist of the Montreal Symphony then presents his approach to practising, preparing and performing, Feb 26. March 5, saxophonist John Johnson, one of Toronto's busiest saxophone and woodwind players, focuses on tone production and technical exercises to improve velocity. March 12, saxophonist Kelly Jefferson is presenting a clinic on improvisation. Kelly has performed with Maria Schneider, Ray Anderson, Phil Woods and Clark Terry among others. The final clinician in the series is Paul Edmund Davies, principal tlute in the English Chamber Orchestra, and an artist/clinician for Powell Flutes. All of the clinics are Saturday afternoons at 2pm.' For more information, www.long-mcquac\ or give them a call at 416-588-7886. The Canadian Band Association (Ont.) is presenting their third annual Community Concert Band Weekend, Feb 12 & Feb 13, 2005. The event culminates ih a concert on Sunday Feb 13 at 2pm featuring a 70 piece composite band made up of musicians from all over Southern Ontario. Featured guest artist at the concert will be hornist Joan Watson from True North Brass: The venue is the Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. Tickets, /, can be obtained by calling 905-615-4720 x2588. On March 6 at 3pm the Markham Concert Band will be presenting The Tunes Keep Popping at the Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard. Music included will be Die Meistersinger and med- -- ----- -------- FESTIVAL WIND OR€HESTRA announces Two Open Competitions "Concertino in E-flat for Clarint" by C.M. Weber ••it •• c::::::r:n "4fA9"l.._!:,•. anTl'l!l !lll "Concerto for Trombone" by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov The winner of eoch competition will receive an honorarium ond perform in concert with the Festival Wind Orchestra in Moy/ June. Competitions will be held ot end of March. Application deadline: February 28, 2005. " For details and application forms, contact Shelley Goodman at (416) 491-1683 leys from Woody Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Disney. Come fight off the winter blahs!!! For more information and tickets contact the Theatre at 905-305-7469. · There are a number of other worthy concerts this month, among them: "Fiesta'' - The Hannaford Street Silver Band with the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company at the Jane Mallett Theatre on Feb. 13; "Red & Brassy·· featuring Duncan Hopkins jazz quartet with the Canadian Staff Band at the Glenn Gould Studio on Feb. 23 ' ; "A Child's Garden of Dreams" :-- The Toronto Wind Orchestra with conductor Tony Gomes at the RCM Concert Hall on Feb. 19; and the Toronto All-Star Big Band which has two concerts, Feb. 19 ac George Weston Recital Hall, and March 4 in Mil!on. Full details on these and many other concerts are available in the main concert listings section of this month's WholeNote. Please make it a point to get out to a live performance this month. Woodwind doubler Merlin Williams is an Artist/Clinician for Jupiter Music Canada. If you would like an upcoming band evem to be featured ill the Bandstand columll, contact Merlin by e-mail, 111er/i111vil/ or phone 416-803-0275. You can also find him Oil the web: www. merli111vil/ia111s. com. cos--,-.- O> &.;, music fine quality instruments & accessories to sui • Woodwinds, 'Brass, Strings & Per ' Brass - Woodwind - String Instruments • Guitar Buy direct from the Distributor ·AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR: Armstrong. Artley. Besson. Benge Boosey & Hawkes, Buffet, Conn Getzen, Jupiter. Keilworth, King Ibanez Guitars, Scher! & Ruth String Inst. 1HARKNETT Musical Services Ltd. MUSIC BOOKS BEST SELECTION OF POPULAR & EDUCATIONAL MUSIC Piano - Guitar - Instrumental Mid-Town Store 416-423-9494 943 Eglinton Ave. E. (W. of Leslie) (Next door to Robert Lowrey's Piano Experts) Main Store 905-477-1141 2650 John Street Uust North of Steeles) WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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