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Volume 16 Issue 3 - November 2010

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SERVICES (continued)The PERFORMING EDGE-VENUESARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERTClassified AdvertisingETOBICOKE CONCERT HALLREHEARSE OR PERFORM IN A BRANDNEW FACILITY. --Beat by Beat/World Viewcontinued from page 29III” a 3-necked instrument designed by his father George Kapoulas,which combines sonorities of the Greek bouzouki with those oftwo Turkish instruments, the saz and cumbus. Born in Hamilton toGreek parents, Yiannis plays a number of instruments from this region,including bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, laouto, oud, as well andother Eastern stringed instruments, guitar, percussion and keyboard.5. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as a musician andaward-winning songwriter in international competitions. His careerwas named this city’s “Best Live Acoustic Act” by the Toronto IndependentMusic Awards.Other categories also availableclassad@thewholenote.com80 Acadia Avenue, Unit 309, Markham ON L3R 9V1SalesViolin Viola Cello BowsRepair and RentalProfessional violin maker andString instrument rental servicePhilharmonic Music Ltd.SchoolPrivate lessons and examsViolin Viola Cello Bass905-784-2028 www.philharmoniccanada.comYiannis Kapoulis.Folk music lovers will also be interested to know that awardwinningblues singer/guitarist Joel Fafard is on tour this month withthe release of his new album “Cluck Old Hen.” Included are vocalcovers of old Southern roots and blues songs, tunes by Muddy Waters,Willie Dixon, Richard Thompson, Lyle Lovett, and traditionalAppalachian pieces. He’ll be performing at the Free Times Cafe(320 College St. just west of Spadina) on November 20.And looking ahead to December: Pandora’s Box Salon is a newventure in Aurora put together by French horn player Katie Toksoy.all takes place at the newly renovated concert space in the Auroraingan extended intermission so that artists and audience can mixand mingle. Proceeds go to a local charity. The next event is on De-turesmusic and dance from India, Egypt, Iran, Bali, Africa, andEurope. Performers include sitarist Anwar Khurshid (director of theSitar School of Toronto), the Sonore Percussion Trio, Sabrina NazarPandora’s Box, visit Ages can be reached Than Just Concerts – Musical Life!The WholeNote’s “Announcements Et Cetera” listings are for events that aren’t (strictly speaking)concerts, but that are of interest to the musical community.Fundraising activities Open house events Lectures & symposia Master classes Screenings of musical films Workshops for musicians ...and moreSend your listings for “Announcements Et Cetera” to THElistings@thewholenote – by the 15th of the month prior tothe month of your event. IT’S FREE!thewholenote.com56 thewholenote.comNovember 1 - December 7, 2010

We Are All Music’s ChildrenOctober’s Child Marion NewmanMJ BUELLWHO ISNOVEMBER’SCHILD?The little singer on theright was born in Geneva toGerman parents, and educatedat St. Michael’s ChoirSchool while growing up inOakville. All grown up now,he enjoys bicycling aroundSalzburg in the summertimewith his own large family.But he’ll be part of the magicthis winter in Toronto.Think you know who ourmystery child is? Send yourbest guess to Pleaseprovide your mailingaddress just in case yourname is drawn! Winnerswill be selected by randomdraw among correct repliesreceived by November 20,2010.No, not the Van Trapps,but when your parents loveto sing, what could be morenatural?Summer holiday,Le Salève, France, 1968.The colourful Marion Newman(right) with her sister Ellen Newman,March 2010. Inset: 1981.First Nations Canadian mezzo-sopranoMarion Newmanwas born in a small villagecalled Bella Bella in British Columbia,and grew up in anothersmall town called Sooke, in BC.She was home-schooled until shewent to Camosun College forpiano performance and teachertraining at age 15. Marion madeher orchestral debut at the age ofsixteen with the Victoria Symphony,not as a singer, but asa pianist, performing Mozart’sPiano Concerto K. 488 in A Major.After college she earned aBachelor of Music in piano performancefrom the University ofVictoria, followed by a Master ofMusic with Distinction in vocalperformance from the San FranciscoConservatory of Music.Marion’s’ season so far hasVictoria’s production of LaCenerentola, the lead role ofNoodin-Kwe in the world premiererun of GiiwedinNations opera by Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan,and Thunderbird, an Aradia Ensembleconcert featuring youngCanadian composer DustinPeters, in which traditional Kwagiulthdance and song meet theBaroque era.Do you remember the childhoodphoto being taken? Yes! Myfamily was being featured in anarticle in the Times Colonist,in Victoria, BC, about homeschooling.I remember it beingimportant to me that I waswearing my brand new, red soccerjacket. I was goalie and rightwing, alternately. This was ashot of we three kids and mymother at the beach, which isright at the end of my parent’slawn. They still live in the samehouse in the same beautiful location.It was the yard all the kidswanted to play in after school.This was a wonderful place togrow up.Suppose a child of about thesame age today asked you “Whatdo you do?” I’d say I’m an operasinger and that I also sing a lotof concerts. I get all dressed up,sometimes in wigs and crazymake-up, and I sing my conversationsinstead of speaking. ThatI love being all sorts of differentcharacters and travelling aroundthe world for music.What is your absolute earliestmusical memory? The traditionalWest Coast drumming and singingof my Kwagiulth culture asI learned to dance to them, andthe highland dance music thataccompanied my highland danceclasses. I was three or four atthe time and I loved it all. I sangalong to everything.Musicians in your family? Mymother learned to play the pianoand sing as a child. She broughtme to every music lesson andknew all my music from ear. Shecould call out “that’s supposedand other such helpful hints fromCONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OCTOBER WINNERS!HERE’S WHAT THEY WON– Hallelujah! for Sharon Barclay and Catherine McWhinnie, who eachwin a pair of tickets to hear mezzo-soprano Marion Newman in TheDublin Messiah (Dec 11): Handel’s greatest hit lovingly presented inits original version by Aradia Ensemble and Choir, joined by NormanEngel, trumpet, and soprano TracySmith Bessette, tenor Joseph Schnurr,bass Jason Nedecky. Directedby Kevin Mallon.Merrilea Shields wins a pair of tickets to hear Marion Newman withbass-baritone Giles Tomkins in The Devil and Kate (March 27, 2011),presented by Opera in Concert. Dvořák’s complex blend of fairy tale,folk idiom, darkness and light puts a complicated spin on the line “Icould have danced all night…”: sure to give wintery spirits a comic lift.operainconcert.comJoan Rosenfield: Aradia’s 2010 recording of Polly: Arnold’sisland paradise opera of 1777. Marion Newmansings the role of Jenny Diver; (NAXOS8.660241).Eve Rachel McLeod: Aradia’s 2008 recordingof Vivaldi’s Griselda: Marion Newmansings the title role. (NAXOS 8.660211-13).Jessica Lloyd: Aradia’s 2006 recording of Handel’s Rinaldo: MarionNewman sings the role of Goffredo (NAXOS 8.660165-67).November 1 - December 7, 2010 57

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