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Volume 12 - Issue 7 - April 2007

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· Robert74WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMA PRIL 1 - M AY 7 2007DISCS OF THE MONTH1Artistic DirectorsFor Detailed Information and Tickets, visit or n 416-241-9785s6132027May 2006M T w T F1 2 3 4fJ 8 m 10 1114 15 ml 17 1821 22 g] 24 2528 29 m 31 DJu esII1219mlSaturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.William Wright • organDeer Park United Church129 St. Clair Avenue W., (west of Yonge St.,near Avenue Rd.)Monday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.Simon GledhillCasa LomaOne Austin Terrace (north of Dupontsubway station)Wednesday, May 9, 6:00-6:30 p.m.Michael Barth - trumpetAndrei Streliaev • organSt. Andrew's Lutheran Latvian Church383 Jarvis St. (comer of Carlton & Jarvis,3 blocks east of Yonge)Wednesday, May 16, 6:00-6:30 p.m.Thomas Filches - organSt. Andrew's Lutheran Latvian Church383 Jarvis St. (comer of Carlton & Jarvis,3 blocks east of Yonge)~ Wednesday, May 23, 6:00-6:30 p.m.,Hall - piano, William O'Meara • organ,John Ford - narratorSt. Andrew's Lutheran Latvian Church383 Jarvis St. (comer of Carlton & Jarvis,3 blocks east of Yonge)Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,Show and TellDeer Park United Church129 St. Clair Ave. W., (west of Yonge St.,near Avenue Rd.)'"' ·vSola =--Amanda Martinez '-'Independent( traditional and new, samba and bossanova rhythms, flamenco guitar, and a warmand sultry voice make this one of the bestnew CDs to listen to whether sipping coffeeor mojitos."""----__.-111..111-.-1Host of Cafe Latino on JAZZFM91 , AmandaMartinez is fast on her way to becoming thefavourite artist inside and outside ofToronto'sLatino community. For her debut recording,Sola, Martinez recently won best WorldMusic artist at the Toronto Independent MusicAwards, as well as being nominated forthe Latin Jazz Artist of the Year at the NationalJazz Awards.Whether singing in Spanish, Portuguese orEnglish, the emotive qualities of the lyricsshine through. A good number of the tunesare original, and showcase Amanda's gift fordeeply felt sentiments, as does her renditionof the traditional LaLlorona(the woman whoweeps) on which Kevin Laliberte executessome excellent flamenco guitar work. Thefire and angst of the gypsy shine throughbrilliantly in Guajira sofa. And to top it all offis an innocent, light-hearted version of Lookto the Rainbow.Produced by George Seara and GeorgeKoller (who also plays bass), this CD is asuperb celebration of life, love and liberte.Dianne WellsCONCERT NOTES: Amanda Martinezperforms as part of "Celebrate the Women inYour Life" at the Four Seasons Hotel onApril 27, at the Zooma Zooma Cafe in Jordan,Ontario on May 11 and her first fulllength performance with the Sola band atHarbourfront's Enwave Theatre on May 24.Beethoven - Diabelli VariationsMarco AlcantaraSui Generis SGSAOOlBrazilian pianist Marco Alcantara has devotedhimself deeply to Beethoven's DiabelliVariations, and he's just released the fruits ofhis labour on a Super Audio CD on the SuiGeneris label. The Diabelli Variations take anhour to perform, and they test a pianist inevery way possible. The mental, emotional,physical, and spiritual challenges of tacklingthis monumental work deter most pianists. Iam fortunate to have heard it twice in the lastyear. Once last summer when Robert Silvermanperformed it at the Festival of the Soundin Parry Sound, and again last fall when Iwas on the jury of the Esther Honens InternationalPiano Competition, performed by MinSoo Sohn, who became the First Laureate ofthat competition. Both performances wereexcellent.Everything about this new recording speaks toAlcantara's tremendous sense of commitmentto this work, and to this project. I'venever seen better CD liner notes in my life -the booklet is a whopping 173 pages long,printed in English and Portuguese. Alcantarahas read and researched extensively, hasincluded his performance of some of theearly sketches of this work, has used a historicaltuning (one of the most stable of themany Well-Tempered tuning systems), andwritten coherent, enjoyable, and very informativeprogram notes.Alcantara's playing leaves nothing to be desired.You can hear the will of his personalitycombined with moments of raucous humour,tenderness, reverence, and passion. In everyway, this recording is a stunning achievement.Jamie ParkerFriday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.Finale Concert • Choir & OrganRachel Laurin - organThe Senior Choir of St. Michael's Choir SchoolJerzy Cichocki • conductorSt. James' CathedralCorner of King & Church Streets(3 blocks east of Yonge St.)to rontda rt sbou nci 1

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 30 1 h ANNIVERSARY SEASONMONUMENTAL OPENINGTwo symphony orchestras,three choirs, and tenorSATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007 AT 8 P.M.The Quebec Symphony and theOrchestre MetropolitainYoav TALMI, conductorTCHAIKOWSKY: 1812 OvertureBERLIOZ: Te DeumPIANIST ALAIN LEFEVRE IN RECITALThe best of the romantic repertoireFRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007 AT 8 P.M.Celebrated pianist Alain Lefevre playsSchubert, Schumann and Rachmaninov.RECEIVE FREE SEASON BROCHUREAvailable May 8, 2007On our website: www.lanaudiere.orgContact us: 450-759-7636 orfestival@lanaudiere.orgALL 9 BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES -PAAVO JARVI CONDUCTORFRIDAY, JULY 27 TO SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2007From Bremen, Germany, the 60 musiciansof the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonieled by world-renowned conductor PaavoJarvi present all nine Beethoven Symphoniesover 3 days.KENT NAGANO AND THEMONTREAL SYMPHONYFRIDAY, JULY 20, SATURDAY, JULY 21AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 4Three fascinating programs. Detailsavailable in season brochure.TICKETS AND ACCOMMODATIONSTicket office opens May 8:call 1-800-561-4343For accommodations call Hotels Gouverneur1-888-91 0-1111

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