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Volume 12 - Issue 5 - February 2007

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ANNOUNCEMENTS*February 2 8:00: Tor.onto All-Star BigBand. Big Band Bash. Dance the night away withTABB, with tributes to the hits of the 1930s &40s. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-923·1171..*February 3 5:00: CDC. Bite with a lady. Jointhe CDC for a Russian/Slavic inspired dinner &learn about Shostakovich's lady Macbeth ofMtsensk. Followed by 7:30pm performance.Participants must be under 30. Tundra Restau·rant. Hilton r oronto, 145 Richmond St. West.416-363-8231, (mentionpromo code: WINTERCITY).*February 4 12 ~oon: ·Orchestra London.Serenade Brunch: Clarinet Ouartet. Enjoy the BestWestern Lamplighter Inn's sumptuous brunch,followed by chamber music performed by Orches·tra London members. 591 Wellington Rd. South,London ON. 519-679-8778. , (sr).*February 1.0 12:30: Centenary ConcertSeries. The Phantom of the Opera. Silent film &pasta dinner. William O'Meara, organ. 24 MainSt. West, Hamilton. 905-526-114 7. Offering.*February 10 6:30: London Pro MusicaChoir/Orchestra London; From the Met toBroadway: A Valentine's Cabaret. Reception withhors d' oeuvres, Trio, silent auction, wine raffle,followed by concert featuring soloists (tba); KenFleet, conductor. Joint fundraiser. Hellenic Com·munity Centre, Southdale Road, London ON. 519·473-7106. .•February 1111 :45am & 1 :45pm: KlezFac·tor. Bella, Did Ya EatBrunch?Traditional, acous·tic klezmer with an all·you-can·eat brunch. 320College St. 416·9q7· 1078. .95.*February 11 2:00-5:00: HaFbourfrontCentre. Pan African Jamboree. Celebratingexcellence in the African ~lack Diaspora, with E.and W. African displays, drumming, steel pan &spoken word. Presenters: William Doyle Marshall.Henry "Cosmos" Gomez, Prof. Camille Hernandez·Rardwar, Brigantine Room, 235 ·Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free.*February 14 7:00-9:00: New Music Con·certs.A Valentine'sDayFundraiser. Festive re·ception in celebration of our new CD GeorgeCrumb's Vax Ba/aenae; performance of traditional& contemporary Chinese music featuring pipavirtuoso Wei.Wei Lan; hors d'oeuvres & open bar.Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-961-9594.. Proceeds to benefit New Music Concerts.•February 14 7pm-11 pm: Toronto Sprouts.Saint Valentine's Day of Friendship and love@720 Bathurst. Bringing together classical rrusic,rhythm and blues, raw foods, bread, cheese and winetasting. civil society, social enterprise, interculturality,ecology, ~p. crid tl"e ancient traditions of choco·late. Perfonners include Jay Douglas & other vocal·ists, &Jean Desmarais, piano. 720 Bathurst St.RSVP to 416-535-8811. Proceeds support Choe·oSol, the cacao producers of San Felipe Jatate.•February 15-24: Remenyi House ofMusic. Opportunity to play on three legendarypianos. The pianos: Vladimir Horowitz'sSteinway concert gran9 that he toured withexclusively until his death in 1989; the person·al piano of renowned concert pianist VanCliburn; the Art Case Rhapsody in Blue Decostyle piano designed by Frank Pollaro tocommemorate the 1 OOth anniversary ofGeorge Gershwin's birth. Piano enthusiastsmay book 15 minute time slots for theiropportunity to play these legendary instru·ments. 210 Bloor St. West. 416·961 ·3111.x210. Voluntary donations will be accepted forDARE Arts, a program which·helps provide artand mus!c lessons to underprivileged children.*February 1711am-4pm: Guelph Youth ·Singers. Fourth Annual Sing·a·thon. Choirs I & IIin the morning, Choir Ill in the afternoon. Fundrais·ing event. Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone RoadWest. Guelph. 519-821-8574. Free.*February 18 11 am-3pm: Fanshawe Cho·rus London/Gerald Fagan Singers. Singath·on. Members of the Chorus & the Gerald FaganSingers will be performing at this fundraisingevent. White Oaks Mall, southwest i:orner ofWellington Road and Bradley Avenue, London ON.519-433-9650, 866-244-0762. Free.*February 18 4:00: Toronto Youth WindOrchestra. Rule Britannia. Annual fund-raisingevent. 4pm: Reception & silent auction; 5pm: ·Dinner; 6:30: Concert. Guests: Peter Appleyardwith his trio; Colin Clarke, conductor. Le PareMarkham, Highway 7 & Leslie, Thornhill. 416· ·321-8996. (adult), (st), $125(Patron'sCircle: includes champagne, private receptionwith Peter Appleyard & signed copy of his CD).For concert details see daily listings.*February 28 8:00: Voices. Open RehearsalConcert preview; come & see the choir at work.Church Hall, St. Thomas's Church, 383 Huron St.416·519-0528. Free (call to reserve seating).LECTURES/SYMPOSIA~Feb 112:10: U ofT Faculty of Music.CMdren of Nancarrow. Alejandro Vinao discusses tooinfluence of Conlon Nancarrow on his music. WalterHall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.*February 2 12:30: Queens UniversitySchool of Music. The Viennese Waltz. Collo·quium presentation by Dr. John Burge, in anticipa·lion of upcoming A Night in Vienna. Room 124,Harrison-LeCaine Hall, Queen's University Cam·pus, Kingston ON. 613-533-2000. free.*February 3 9:30am-4:00pm: CDC/MunkCentre for International Studies. The OperaExchange: The-lady's Not for Spuming: Passionand Mayhem in the Russian Provinces. Symposi·um on Shostakovich's lady Macbeth of Mtsensk;followed by panel discussion with members ofthe CDC's creative team, chaired by SterlingBeckwith. Guest speakers include CHristinaKramer, Robert Chandler, Donna Orwin, SarahYoung, Irene Makaryk & Simon Morrison. North·rop Frye Hall, Victoria University, 73 Queen'sPark. 416-363-6671,'•February 3'2:00: U of T Faculty of Music.Panel discussion with Alejandro Vinao. Room330, Edward.Johnson Bldg. 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. Free.•February 10 3:30· 7:30: Harbourfront Cen·tre/Urban Music Association of Canada.Urban X.Posure: Hustle and Flow. Hip hop sympo·sium/showcase. Aspiring performers can learnhow to make their music commercially viable andexport ready. Brigantine Room, 235 Queens QuayWest. 416-973-4000. Free.*February 10 4:00: Harbourfront Centre.Fe/a Kuti: Music is the Weapon. Screening ofprovocative documentary (Nigeria, 1982); Fela' scontribution to African music & politics. To com·memorate the 10th Anniversary of the King ofAfrobeat's pasSing. Directed by Jean-JacquesFlori, Stephane T chalgadjieff. Studio Theatre, 235Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. free.•February 11 11 am: Koffler School ofMusic. Books & Bagels. Cultural historian WalterPitman reads ~rom 2 of his works: Music Mak·ers: The lives of Harry Freedman & Mary Morri·son and Louis Appelbaum: A Passion for Culture.Miles Nadal JGC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924·6211 xl 33. (includes bagels and coffee).•February 11 2:00: Toronto Opera Club.Birgit Nilsson-A Voice of the Century- Her lifeon Record Audio presentation by Rick Phillips.CDs to be won. Room 330, Edward JohnsonBldg, 80 Queen's Park. 416·924·3940. .*February 13 12:10: U ofT Faculty of Mu·sic. Dvorak's largo and the Anxiety of IdyllicWorlds. Lecture by Michael Beckerman. WalterHall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.*February 15 12:00 noon: U of T Scarbor:ough. Traditional Chinese Music. Lecture/demon·stration; Yellow River Ensemble. Leigha LeeBrowne Theatre, 1265 Military Trail. 416·208·4769. Free.•February 18 11 am - 12:30: KofflerSchool of Music. From T'in Pan Alley to Broad·way: Great Jewish composers Make TheirMark: George and Ira Gershwin. Join musician/host Jordan Klapman for an entertaining lecture.MNjcc, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 xO. (includes bagels and coffee).*February 27 1 :30: U of T Scarborough.Nobuo Kubota. Lecture/performance. Leigha LeeBrowne Theatre, 1265 Military Trail. 416-208·4769.Free.•February 27 7:30: U ofT Faculty of Music. Irlooks straqJe ... but it works! Piano wrifirfj over thelast 100 years. Composers forum and discussionwith Brian McDonagh. Room 330, Edward JohnsonBldg, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.•February 28 6:30: The Sociology AlumniAssociation, U ofT. Music & Sociology: YouCan't Have One Without the Other. Lecture-~ecit·al by pianist/sociologist Christine Lee. fatherMadden Hall (in Carr Hall), St. Michael's College,100 St. Joseph St. 416-946-4058. .*March 112:10: U ofT Faculty of Music.Symposium on Britten's Theflapeoflucretia.Discussion chaired by lain Scott, with excerptsperformed by the cast. Walter Hall, 80 Queen'sPark. 416-978-3744. Free. -*March 3 9:00am; Ontario Band Associa·tion. Wind Conductors' Symposium 2007. Top·ics include score study, ef.fective communication,repertoire ideas & effective rehearsal techniques.52Kathy McLean· (Bassoon)Saturday l'eliruary 10th • 2 • 4 p.m.Willem Moolenbeek ·(Saxophone)Saturday Feliruary 17th • 2 • 4 p.m.Paul Brodie· (Saxophone)Saturday March 3rd • 1 · 4 p.m.Lisa Nelsen • (Flute)Saturday March 10th • 2 • 4 p.m.. ~Ail clinics will be held at the Bloor St. store,933 Bloor Street West, TORONTO416-588-7886bloorband@long-mcC\ SINFONIETTA CONCERTOCOMPETITION 2007For the best pe,rfotiifiiiice qfsolo ·c~ncerto with/ orthesiraInstruments:. vf~linipiano, woodwindsAge categories: upfter 16,t-I6tq 19 years.Applications mlist be reteived'before· ... .. .. ' :;\pfiT27, 2007 ···#'Gala Concert: Nov,ember;Jl0,·2007, 7:30 p.m.Isabel Bader Theatre; 93··· Chides Street West/"'°App/irntio11 and more i1~/(J at1 I ·1 I'\ I'. /oron I OS i 11 f(m iet I(/. CO/IIWWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COM FEBRUARY 1 ·MARCH 7 2007

'Featured clinician: John Whitwell; hosts: YorkUniversity Wind Symphony, William Thomas,conductor. Accolade East Centre, York University,4700 Keele St. Info/registration forms: 905·472-8900 x4612, ,(university students).*March 37:30: The Gilbert & SullivanSociety of Toronto. Illustrated talk on FrankLaesser. St. Andrew's United Church, 117 BloorSt. East. 416·221-4864. Free.*March 5 2:30: York University Dept. of ,Music:. Orchestral Music in Canada. Talk byconductor John Barnum. Room 373 AccoladeEast, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416·736-2100 x77122. Free. ·*March 5 8:00: Toronto Wagner Society.An Evening withAdrienne Pieczonka. Arts &Letters Club, 14 Elm St. www.richard wagner. Members free, non·members bydq_nation ( to suggested).*March 6 7:30: U of T Faculty of Music.Music in Slanted Time: Continuously ChangingTempo in Orchestral Works, 2001-2005. Composersforum with Brian Current. Discussion tofollow. Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg, 80Queen's Park. 416-978·3744. Free.*March 7 7:30: York University Dept. ofMusic. Phil Nimmons discusses his art & career.Room 373 Accolade East, York University, 4700Keele St. 416-736· 21 00 x 77122. Free.MASTER CLASSES*February 1 6:00-8:30: Glenn GouldSchool. Violin chamber music master class withDavid Stewart. RCM, 90 Croatia St. 416·408· preparation, using textual analy·sis and other interpretative tools for the "sungmonologue". Yonge & Eglinton area - please callfor exact location. 416·483-9532, '*February 10, 11 7:00: Vocalway Studios.Voice master class with Tom Schilling. MelroseUnited Church, 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton.905·546·5671, (par·ticipant), O(auditor).*February 20 6:00: Vocalway Studios.Voice master class with Tom Schilling. CollegeStreet United Church, 452 College St. 905·546-5671, (participant);(auditor).*February 21 2:00-5:00: Don Wright Facul·ty of Music, U of Western Ontario. Violinmaster class with Mark Gothoni. von Kuster Hall,U of Western Ontario, London ON. 519·661-2111 x85304.*February 24 9:30am: Royal CanadianCollege of Organists, Toronto Centre.-Or·gan master·class with Paul Jacobs, on the musicof J.S. Bach. Lawrence Park Community Church,2180 Bayview Ave.416-489-1551 x28. ,free for RCCO members.*February 28 4:30: Queens UniversitySchool of Music. Guitar master class withStephen Thachuk. Room 124, Harrison·LeCaineHall, Queen's University Campus, Kingston ON.·513.533. 2000. Free.*March 7 3:30: U of T Faculty of Music.Voice master class; baritone Gerald Finley. WalterHall, 80 Que.en's Park. 416·978·3744. Free.WORKSHOPS*February 2 1Oam·12:30: Glenn Gould *February 4 1 Oam·4pm: Showplace Per·School. Violin solo master class with David forming Arts Centre. Stage Manager's Work·Stewart. RCM, 90_ Croatia. 416408-5010. Free. shop. For all adults & students who would like to*February 22:004:00: Glenn Gould School. freshen up their stage manager skills or learnViolin tecmque master class with David Stewart. what a stage manager does in live theatre. Led byRCM, 90 Croatia St. 416408-5010. Free.Bill Jamieson & Suzanne Williams. 290 George.St. North, Peterborough. 705·742-7089. $12.•February 24:00-6:30: Don Wright Faculty ofMusic, u of Western Ontario. Master class w. *February 9 7:30-1 Opm: Recorder Players'Paul Widner, cello. von Kuster Hal, u of Western Society. Opportunity for recorder and/or otherOntario, London ON. 519·661-2111 x85304. early instrument players to get together in un·coached groups and play Renaissance & Baroque*February 2 5:00-6:30: Glenn Gould ' music. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 ManorSchool. Violin master class with David Stewart. Rd. East. 416-694-9266. O(CAMMAC mem·RCM, 90 Croatia St. 4l 6-408-5010. Free. ber), $12(non·member).*February 4 2:30-5:30: Singing Studio of *February to 9:30am· 1 :30: CAMM AC.Deborah Staiman. Master class in musical South American Choral Music. ~orkshop led byr··· ·-·····------····-·--· ··-···-----·-········-·--·····- ······---·-··--······---------··-----··--··-----·---··---·--····IJULY 23 -AUGU200·ACAPROGMASTER CLASSESO. CHAfvlBER MUSICPANTON KUERTI; pianoANDRE LAR~ANTE, . plano•,An ongoing series ofseven-session Workshops;1 each limited to five singerswith pianist, and concludingwith a public performance.The focus is on auditionrepertoire qnd role study.Individual coaching in thissubject is also offered.For more information, see:www.vocalartforu~.caor contact:vocalart@gto.nettel. 416-87 6-5859Workshops forSirig~ .rs. ,The Singing Actorpractical training withPeter Neff,perfecting the techniqueof embodying musica_n stageThe Vocal Art ForumSouthern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn SocietyCALLING A{.-L HYMN WRITERS!Workshop for Writers and Auditors· Led by Dr. Mary Louise Bringle, BostonSaturday, May 26, 2007 /Royal York Road United ChurchText Submission by April 30, 2007Contact: lydiapedersen@attglobal.netFEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 7 2007 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 53

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