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Volume 12 - Issue 6 - March 2007

  • Text
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  • Toronto
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  • April
  • Musical
  • Symphony
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  • Choral
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J-iIJ J liJWJ.hl!JJJ J J:JJ J jJJ ~:;;Ji;IJ.litJJ1JJ-B] JJ~JlJ DJJ :f.JJ Y lJ t~ J sJ.85 JtJ J~-EWA PODLEScontralitoAnia Marchwinska, p 1ianoSUN MARCH 18, 2PM1There is nothingmore expressive inmusic than thehuman voice. Buteven this knowledgecannot prepare theear for contraltoEwa Podles. "- Toronto Star, May 2006GERALD FINLEYbaritoneJulius Drake! pianoFRI MARCH 9, BPMA star of Coven• Gardenand Ule Me,tropolitan Opeira,tlile eele11lrat1e.fl Ca11aidian"electrifies the .s,tage with htsmagnetic presence andmagnificent singing. •- Sumtay Timesn,orn't miiss his Rov ThomsonHaH recllal debul'Iwholenote~The Toronto Concert-Goer's GuideVolume 12 #6 , March 1 - April 7, 2007Copyright © 2007 WholeNote Media, Inc.720 Bathurst Street, Suite 503 , Toronto ON M5S 2R4General Inquiries: 416-323-2232Publisher: Allan Pulkerp u bl is he r@thewholen ote. cominfo@thewholenote.comEditor-in-Chief: David Perlmaneditoria l@thewholenote.comEditorial Office: 416-603·3786; Fax: 416·603·4791Assistant to the Editor: Donald Pulker, wmieditor@thewholenote.comDiscoveries Editor: David Olds, discoveries@thewholenote.comBeat by Beat: Quodlibet (Allan Pulker); Early (Frank Nakashima); Choral (LarryBeckwith); World (Karen Ages); New Music (Jason van Eyk); Jazz (JimGalloway); Band (Jack MacQuarrie); Opera (Christopher Hoile, Phil Ehrensaft);TMA (Brian Blain); Musical Life (mJ buell) ; Books (Pamela Margles)Features (this issue): Allan Pulker, Lola Rasminsky, Leanne McMurrayCD Reviewers (this issue): John Beckwith , Don Brown, Daniel Foley,Janos Gardonyi, John S. Gray, Richard Haskell, Tiina Kiik, Heidi McKenzie,Gabrielle Mclaughlin , Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Frank Nakashima, TedO'Reilly, Terry Robbins , Colin Savage, Tom Sekowski , Bruce Surtees,Andrew Timar, Ken Waxman , Dianne WellsProofreaders: Simone Desilets, Karen Ages, Sheila McCoyAdvertising, Memberships and Listings:Phone: 416·323·2232; Fax: 416-603·4791Coordinator, Sales and Marketing:Carolyn McGee, carolyn@thewholenote.comNational & retail advertising: Allan Pulker, publisher@thewholenote.comEvent advertising/membership: Karen Ages, members@thewholenote.comProduction liaison/education advertising:Jack Buell, adart@thewholenote.comClassified Advertising; Announcements, Etc :Simone Desilets, classad@thewholenote.comListings co-ordinator: Les Redman, listings@thewholenote.comJazz Listings: Sophia Perlman , La-Nai Gabriel jazz@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & Subscriptions :416-406·5055; Fax: 416·406-5955Circulation Manager: Sheila McCoy, circulation@thewholenote.comPaid Subscriptions (/year + GST)Production: 416-351 -7171 ; Fax: 416·351-7272Production Manager: Peter Hobbs, production@thewholenote.comLayout & Design: Verity Hobbs, Rocket Design (Cover Art)Web/ Systems/Special Projects 416-603-3786; Fax: 416-603-4791Systems Manager: Paul Farrelly, systems@thewholenote .comSystems Development: James LawsonWebmaster: Colin Puffer, webmaster@thewholenote.comDATES AND DEADLINESNext issue is Volume 12 #7 covering April 1 - May 7, 2007Free Event Listings Deadline: 6pm Thursday, March 15, 2007Display Ad Reservations Deadline: 6pm Friday, March 16, 2007Advertising Materials Due: 6pm Monday, March 19, 2007Publication Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007WholeNote Media Inc. accepts noresponsibility or liability for claimsmade for any product or servicereported on or advertised in this issue.13'.D!J CCAB Qualified Circulation ,eP:e, March 2005 : 33,402-~ -·Printed in Canada by CoutoPrinting and PublishingServicesCanadian Publication Product SalesAgreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement#40026682Return undeliverable Canadianaddresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503-720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM

Back beatI'm constantly being reminded by my marketing colleagues thatthere are all these people out there who, the studies show, readmagazines starting from the back. The aforementioned colleagueshave not, however, drawn the obvious conclusion from this socalled"fact" - namely that we should therefore shift this tonesetting"Opener" to the back of the magazine (or better still that werepeat it, front and back, so as to leave no one thrashing andbashing their way through WholeNote unguided).Let me be clear. Not one of my 968 closest acquaintances has thisbarbaric, backward-first, narrative deficit disorder - at least not tomy knowledge. So I am a bit at a loss as to how to address myselfappropriately to someone with this condition. Let me just say this toyou: the fact that you have only now arrived at this little string ofwisdom's pearls, after already making up your own mind how tonavigate the magazine's terrain, is, from my point of view,inconvenient and inconsiderate. That being said, I will consolemyself with the fact that at least I won't have to remind you tocheck out "Back Beat" on page 79, because it will have been thefirst thing you stumbled on."Back Beat" falls into the category of what I described in lastissue's "Opener" as "something so tentatively expressed in thetable of contents that is passes almost unnoticed." The prospect of avigorous, interactive revamped WholeNote website (with biogs andall kinds of interactive touchy feely stuff which I'm not allowed totalk about yet), looms larger and more exciting every day. So thinkof "Back Beat" as a place-holder for that promise, dear reader.For now, 400 words to backbeat@thewholenote.com could see youin the heady spotlight of being the first voice encountered by asignificant percentage of our readers when they pick up themagazine. (Although not, as I say, anyone I know personally.)Summer bushel basketLast month's tentative "light-under-the-bushel" was our summermusic education preview. This month it's the whole bushel basketon display! - a whopping nine pages (starting on page 58) devoted toletting summer music education providers tell you in their ownwords what they have to offer.Speaking of letting "providers" tell you in their own words whatthey have to offer, choral devotees will need no reminding that ourannual choral canary pages is just round the corner. Don't letchoirs you care about get left out of this May highspot. But I'mgetting a bit ahead of myself because before May comes Aprilwhich is traditionally "opera month" in WholeNote. And we intendto give that topic more than a courtesy nod. Who knows, we mayfind "Back Beat" getting busy sooner rather than later!David Perlman, editorWHO'S READING WHOLENOTE?LOG ONTO WIN!!Visit us on-line, answer ourquestion (or two) of themonth, and earn thechance to winconcerttickets!GREAT CHAMBER MUSIC DOWNTOWNGRYPHON TRIOwith French horn Joan WatsonA NEW MUSIC CELEBRATIONComposer Jeffrey Ryanintroduces music of Berger,Kulesha and Arensky.Tuesday March 6at8pmSTEVEN OSBORNETORONTO DEBUTAward-winning Scottish pianistplays Brahms, Liszt &Mussorgsky'sPictures at an ExhibitionTuesday, March 13 at 8 pmCECILIA STRING QUARTETHEAR THEM GROWIn just their secondseason, this all-femalequartet playsKelly-Marie Murphy,Beethoven andShostakovich.Thursday, March 22at8pmST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTETto ro nt dartsbou n c j I Blfe, Canada Council Conse!I des ArtsMa.m•l•nG'nbo

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