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Volume 16 Issue 8 - May 2011

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Eddie At NinetyJACK

Eddie At NinetyJACK MACQUARRIEEand named him Edward. In the annals of Canadian music, therest is history. Early last month I had the pleasure of attending, inthe company of a host of luminaries of Canadian music, a party toSince his father, known as Pop toplayed piano, it was only naturaldrawn to music. His father, a regularlong, with some coaching from hisplay chords on the piano to accom original Boss Brass. In his late teens Eddie worked in a groceryrooms. It was in one such room where he was hired to play pianoone night a week. Among other selections in his repertoire, aMeditation from the opera Thaïs was ato friends. With money coming in from music, he set his sights on time musician. When he enlisted at Wolseley Barracks in London,Farnon, formerly of the old CBC radio show The Happy Gang, hadauditioned and was soon sent off to England. group. Concerts entertaining the troops were routinely interrupted dancers stationed in the same camp, who in their off hours mingledand made friendships. At some point, on a return from Holland to ayoung dancer from Toronto namedwas known to her friends. Someshow was sent off to Holland andpaths crossed again in Amsterdam.After VE day in May 1945, theentertainment groups continued inEurope for many months. By theEddie had enough seniority that he was slated for repatriation hometo Canada. Bunny, on the other hand, was further down on the listand was destined to remain in England for some time. The solution: Lenny is the only child who has pursued music as a career. In aup in a home where music was so central. In his words, “Dad wasa steady stream of professional musicians coming to the house forrehearsals. In addition, he met more than his share of radio andEddie’s talents. of wellwishers included top Toronto musicians. Photos in my colPHOTO JACK MACQUARRIE28 thewholenote.comMay 1 – June 7, 2011

At the party, renowned trumpeter, conductor and educatorPresident of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario) proclaiming ments for years to come.Definition DepartmentThis month’s lesser known musical term is: gaul blatter: a Frenchhorn player. Coming EventsWelcome to two new groups with inaugural performances. Please seethe listings section for full details.May 9 7:30: East York Concert Band. Memories of Love. Annual Emily Summers, director. On the Park Centennial Ballroom.May 11 7:30: Earl Haig/Claude Watson Music Program. Symphony/Band Night: Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Verdi,INDEX OF ADVERTISERS May 14 8:00: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Flutopia. Finale. May 14 8:00, May 15 2:00: Oakville Symphony. Finalissimo. Works May 14 8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. SpaghettiWestern: Music Inspired by Hollywood. Daugherty, Pool Collegiate Institute.May 15 2:00: Mississauga Pops Concert Band. On Broadway. The May 15 3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Spring Concert. St.Michael and All Angels Church.May 19 7:30: Long & McQuade Bloor New Horizons Band. The BeatGoes On: Annual Spring Concert. Dan Kapp, music director. May 29 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Masterworks on Canvas Live. May 29 7:00: North Toronto Community Band. Spring RhythmsGala. Jun 01 7:30: Resa’s Pieces Strings. Debut Gala Performance. Performing Arts.Jun 03 8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. 50th AnniversaryGala Concert. Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments andhas performed in many community ensembles. He canbe contacted at Music and Arts 57Alexander Kats 57Amadeus Choir 37,51Amoroso 60Aradia Ensemble 36Associates of the TSO 43ATMA 5Bach Children’s Chorus 37Bach Consort 36Bayfield Festival of Song 70Bloor Cinema 59Blue Bridge Festival 22Bryson Winchester 56Canadian Children’s Opera Company51Canadian Opera Company 17Canadian Sinfonietta 43Cantemus 11Cathedral Bluffs SymphonyOrchestra 41Centre for Opera Studies in Italy 18Chamber Music Society ofMississauga 13Christ Church Deer Park Jazz Vespers27Civic Light Opera Company 39Classical 96.3fm 69Continuum Contemporary Music18, 34Cosmo Music 16Counterpoint Community Orchestra 16Denise Williams 56East York Choir 45Eglinton St. George’s United Church36Elora Festival 17Esprit Orchestra 19Exultate Chamber Singers 36Gallery 345 27George Heinl 25Glionna /Organix 2Grace Church-on-the-Hill 27, 41Grand River Chorus 45Hannaford Street Silver Band 19Harmony Singers 40Hear Toronto 59Heliconian Hall 55I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble 32Institute for Canadian Music 43Interprovincial Music Camp 55Jubilate Singers 42, 51Kindred Spirits Orchestra 20Lake Field Music Camp 53Larkin Singers 23, 42Leon Belov 56Liz Parker 57LIZPR 59Lockwood ARS 56Long & McQuade 28Luminato 72Megacity Chorus 10, 54Metropolitan United Church 14Mississauga Festival Choir 32Mississauga Symphony 7, 32Music at Sharon 25Music Gallery 21Music Toronto 9Nathaniel Dett Chorale 7New Music Concerts 20,34No Strings Theatre 53Norm Pulker 56North York Concert Band 41NYCO 44Oakville Children’s Chorus 35Off Centre Music Salon 33Orchestra Toronto 42Orpheus Choir 34,52Pasquale Bros 59Pattie Kelly 56Pax Christi Chorale 23Peter Mahon 22Philharmonic Music LTD. 57Royal Conservatory 21Samantha Chang Productions 25Scarborough Philharmonic 38Sinfonia Toronto 35SOCAN 27Soundstreams 4Southern Ontario Chapter of theHymn Society 52St. James’ Cathedral 70St. Michael’s Choir School 11St. Philip’s Anglican Church JazzVespers 27St. Thomas’ Church 53Steve’s Music Store 21Studio 92 56Sue Crowe Connolly 56Summer Voice Programme for AdultSingers 54Sunrise Records 61Tafelmusik 3The Sound Post 28Toronto Beaches Children’s Choir 51Toronto Centre for the Arts 31Toronto Chamber Choir 38Toronto Choral Artists 23Toronto Choral Society 39Toronto Consort 15Toronto Jazz Festival 22, 24, 26Toronto Jewish Film Festival 12Toronto Jewish Folk Choir 38Toronto Masque Theatre 15Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 35Toronto Opera Repertoire 52Toronto Philharmonia 31Toronto School for Strings 53Toronto Symphony Orchestra 71Tryptych Concert and Opera 14Victoria Scholars 44Village Voices 40Viva! Youth Singers 43Windermere String Quartet 33Yamaha Music School 56York University 53May 1 – June 7, 2011 29

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