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Volume 15 Issue 7 - April 2010

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Oct 1, 2010MARC GRAUWELS FlutistOne of the world's finest brings his magic to CanadaTURINA La oracion del toreroMENDELSSOHN Flute Concerto D minorANDONIAN A Longing for JoySUK Serenade2010-2011Glenn Gould Studio250 Front St. WestNov 12, 2010GIANCARLO DE LORENZO ConductorCECILIA LODA MandolinistIn Vivaldi’s time, the mandolin was as popularas the violin — hear why!DURANTE Concerto for StringsVIVALDI Mandolin ConcertosRESPIGHI Ancient Air and Dances Suite #3ALCEO TONI Preludio, Minuetto, Aria e BurlescaDec 10, 2010VICENTE CAMPOS TrumpeterThe trumpet’s golden tone,Schumann @200 and Dvorak’s lush melodiesSCHUMANN Spanisches LeiderspieleHUMMEL Trumpet ConcertoMOZETICH Songline to HeavenMOZETICH Dance to EarthDVORAK ‘American’ QuartetJan 21, 2011JUDY KANG ViolinistThe romance of singing stringsMOZART Quartet K157MOZETICH Affairs of the HeartFUCHS Serenade in EMar 11, 2011SARA BUECHNER PianistA brilliant pianist playsa dramatic female composerMOZETICH FantasiaTURINA Rapsodia SinfonicaKAPRALOVA Partita Canadian premiereBRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme of HandelApr 15, 2011ANDREA TYNIEC ViolinistThe only composer who resisted the regimesings defiance with the violin; Mozart healsSCHUBERT QuartettsatzHARTMANN Concerto FunebreMOZART Quintet in CMay 13, 2011ANDRE LAPLANTE PianistA Canadian legend interprets a masterworkALBINONI AdagioBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2PALEJ Rorate CoeliSCHUBERT Quartet G MinorBuy by May 1 and save the HST! 9 adults, $159 seniors, 416 499 0403Slovakia, Sibelius, and“Spring” QuartetsSpring is here – and by association I think of people in thespring of life, who are well represented in The WholeNote’slistings this month.International Touring Productions brings the Slovak Sinfonietta,conducted by Kerry Stratton, to Toronto and six other citiesin Southern Ontario in late April and early May. With the orchestrawill be two pianists: Haiou Zhang, who will perform Beethoven’sPiano Concerto No.5 in E Flat (the “Emperor”); and Elaine Kwon,who will play Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Both pianists areyoung artists, still in their 20s.There’s yet another orchestra visiting from Europe this month,the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, which according to itswebsite “is comprised of the world’s finest young musicians underthe age of 27, hand-picked through a rigorous auditioning process.”The young musicians are given an extraordinary opportunity to growtogether as an orchestra under the direction of principal conductorChristoph Eschenbach, in a community setting based on “mutualunderstanding, respect, tolerance and awareness of the universalityof music and life beyond it.”The Toronto stop on their firstNorth American tour will be atRoy Thomson Hall on April 6.On their programme will be Mozart’sPiano Concerto No.17 in GK453, performed by Lang Lang– who, speaking of youth, is only27. I recently read on his websitethat when he was only two yearsold, he saw a Tom and Jerry cartoonon TV, in which Tom was attemptingto play Liszt’s HungarianRhapsody No. 2 in C-SharpMinor. This first contact withWestern music at this incrediblyA L L A N P U L K E RPianist Lang Lang.young age is what motivated him to learn piano! I hope the creatorsof Tom and Jerry have come across this story!The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra’s three concerts onApril 23, 24 and 25 are called simply, “Zeitouni Conducts Brahms.”At a relatively young age, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, another product ofthe fertile musical soil of Quebec, was appointed associate conductorof Les Violons du Roy. With a long and impressive list of guest conductingappearances to his credit, including the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra, he has become a big enough name to draw audiences.Sibelius at the TSOThe Toronto Symphony Orchestra has put together an ambitiousSibelius Festival, highlighting the orchestral music of Finland’s mostfamous composer. Over the course of five performances, takingplace from April 14 to 22, all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies will beperformed, as well as several lesser-known works for violin and orchestra.Guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard will be on the podiumfor the whole week – no stranger to the TSO or Toronto audiences.The featured violin soloist will be Pekka Kuusisto, the first Finn everto win the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. He’s nostranger, either: Kuusisto played with the TSO in September 2008,and he’s also appeared in recital at Hart House.“Spring” QuartetsA frequent visitor to Toronto, thanks to Music Toronto, is the TokyoString Quartet. While the quartet’s genesis was in the 1960s at the16 www.thewholenote.comApril 1 - May 7, 2010

The RoyalConseRvaToRy’sGlenn Gould school presentsfor the complete 09.10 season line-up visit rcmusic.caNEW MUSIC ENSEMBLEMONICA WHICHERFRANCES PAPPASACADEMY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAMOZART UNLACEDSONGS OF LOVE AND SORROWNEW MUSIC ENSEMBLEBRIAN CURRENT, conductorSaturday, April 10, 2010, 7:00 pmIs there such a thing as socially responsiblemusic? Join Brian Current and the New MusicEnsemble of The Glenn Gould School as theyperform works by Claude Vivier (Canada),John Rea (Canada), Jonathan Berger (USA),Luciano Berio (Italy), and others. Listen andunderstand why the composers felt it wasimportant to write about these topics.Presented in partnership with the Centre forEthics, the Toronto School of Theology, theJackman Humanities Institute, and StanfordUniversity. Special guest: Livia Sohn, solo violin.The Glenn Gould School is supported by:MONICA & FRIENDSSunday, April 18, 2010, 1:00 pmFollowing her successful Mazzoleni Hallrecital last season, Monica Whicher returns toperform a concert of solo and duet workswith guests Frances Pappas, mezzo-soprano,and Liz Upchurch, piano. The recital willinclude works by Handel, Monteverdi,Mendelssohn, Fauré, Donizetti, and Britten,among others.ACADEMY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRASaturday, April 24, 2010, 8:00 pmRising star senior string students from theYoung Artists Performance Academy of TheRoyal Conservatory join together as membersof the Academy Symphony Orchestra toperform the second symphonic concert ofthe season.Free admissionMOZART UNLACEDA Benefit for The Glenn Gould SchoolFriday, May 14, 2010, 8:00 pmMozart Unlaced, the annual benefit for TheGlenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory,is a brilliant mingling of concertos andcabaret, with fantastic food and cocktails.Join us as the talented students of The GlennGould School perform throughout The RoyalConservatory’s spectacular new building,including Koerner Hall. To purchase tickets orfor more information, contact Nevine Sedki at416.408.2824 x311or go to from !order now at rcmusic.ca416.408.0208All performances, except Mozart Unlaced,are in Mazzoleni Hall at the TELUS Centre forPerformance and Learning. 273 Bloor Street West(Bloor and Avenue Rd.)

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