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Volume 3 Issue 2 - October 1997

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12 MEMBER PROFILES: MUSIC VIVA, continued Conference. In January, they will be recording their next CD which will include a new work with Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster commissioned from Halifax composer Scott Macmillan. Larysa Kuzmenko's "Suite of Dances," written for Musica Viva last February, will also be featured on this recording. In August 1998, the ensemble will be returning to Europe for a second tour. CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE McGILL CLUB 21 McGill Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1H3 Art. Dir. Valerie Kuinka; Admin: Anne Madhy Ph. 977-4122; Fax: 977-8846 THE MCGILL CLUB'S SUNDAY NOON concert series, Chamber Music at the McGill Club, begins its third season on October 26th. Established as a brunch-and-concert series designed to showcase some of the excellent classical musicians living and working in the Toronto area, and the_ McGill Club's wonderful chef, Henry Schmidt, the senes has been enjoyed by those who like to relax in a beautiful atmosphere just steps from Yonge and 1 College, savour a fine meal and, after brunch, listen to j a concert of chamber music performed by some of 1 Toronto's finest instrumentalists and singers. · The season's first concert features Stephanie 1 , Sebastian, piano; Valerie Kuinka, viola; and Peter I Rapson, cello. They will perform works by Faure, I Dvorak, Martinu, Hindemith and a Brahms trio !(OP.114) -- rarely performed in this combination. I There will be four more concerts in the series: 1 Nov. 23, Rayanne Dupuis, soprano; Colleen Cook, t clarinet; Stephanie Sebastian, piano; Jan. 18, William i Shookhoff, piano; Barbara Bolte, oboe; Gerry Robinson, b:1ssoon; March 22, Leslie Alit! flute; Valerie Kuinka, I vwla; Peter Rapson, cello; Apnl 26, Jacques I lsraelievitch, solo violin. Brunch starts at 10:30am with the concerts starting at 12 noon. Admission to the concert is and brunch prices are a la carte. For ticket purchases and brunch reservations, please call the McGill Club at 416-977-4122. Everyone welcome! ARADIA ENSEMBLE Music Director: Kevin Mallon Mailing Address: Ste. 577, 3044 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON MSX 2Y8 Tel: 416-969-1640 THE ARADIA ENSEMBLE is a 15-member ' cooperative orchestra. Specializing in early performance practice, Aradia also explores more contemporary works and commissions. Concerts are entertainments in the Masque style. Aradia's Toronto series begins in the Jane Mallett Theatre with Music to Die For and special guests Theatre Lavalliere et Jabot, a commedia dell'arte company from Montreal. Aradia's first video will be presented as a grand finale to the concert. The series continues at Christ Church Deer Park with Music From Versailles and J .S. Bach: Deo Gloria with the 12-voice Aradia Chamber Choir. Aradia announces its Music to Die For and Music From Versailles series will also be part of the inaugural season of Mississauga's Living Arts Centre. As well, A Roman Christmas including Caldara's oratorio La Vaticini di Pace (first CD), and The Art of Isadora with internationally acclaimed Lori Belilove. october '97 wholenote UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT MUSIC & ARTS SCHOOL Address: 23 Grange Road, Toronto (S. of Dundas, off McCaul - near the AGO) Tel: 416-598-3444; Fax: 416-598-4401 Program Director: Annette Sanger Program Assistant: Cindy Townsend SINCE 1921 UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT Music & Arts School has provided affordable, quality music and arts programs to children and adults from all over Toronto. As a community school we function in the belief tha_t the arts should be a right, not a privilege, and we aim to make our programs accessible to everyone regardless of age, ethnic origin, perceived talent, disability, or ability to pay. We offer subsidies to students on low incomes, free practice studios and instruments and an informative newsletter, Tune-ln. Our programs include individual instruction on seventeen instruments and voice in styles ranging from classical to popular. 9roup classes for children · and adults include music for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, drama classes, creative dance and ballet, drawing & colouring, Chinese instruments and singin~; chamber music and a women's choir. In addition, each year we present many concerts, and cultural events by our students, faculty and guests. ETOBICOKE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Contact: Carolyn McGee, President phone 416-233-7468; fax 416-233-1054 Mailing Address: 153 Royalavon Cr. Etobicoke, ON M9A 2G5 Website: http://www.interlog .com/~eccb "HOT" ON THE COMMUNITY MUSIC SCENE, the Etobicoke Community Concert Band's performance record since inception in 1995 is impressive. A potent combination of programming savvy and aggresseve promotion has resulted in a remarkable 'presence' for the Band in the arts community and has attracted a significant audience following. Led by dynamo Conductor John Edward Liddle, the Band's focus is on entertainment, including high-profile guest artists, family-oriented productions, casual 'al fresco' concerts and smaller ensemble performances like the "Big Band" show at the Palais Royale Ballroom. The coming season is a blockbuster, beginning on October 24th and 25th with "The Beat Goes On" - an 'arresting' performance of country hits and jazzy gems from stage and screen showcasing the widely accl;>imed Metropolitan Toronto Police Association Male Chorus. A Christmas pops concert, Dixieland jazz, family show featuring Lenny Graf plus a second annual Big Band Ballroom Dance round out the concert season. About WholeNote Membership WholeNote is sustained by the many musical organizations that have become members. Membership costs 00 per season (Sep 1 to Aug 31). In return, members receive certain benefits: a 33Ya% discount on advertising; a 150-word Profile (like these) upon taking or renewing membership, and (new this season) the option of contributing a 50-word news brief to Concert Notes, each issue. If your organization would like to support and benefit from the Greater Toronto area's only comprehensive monthly guide to live classical and new music performance, please give us a call at (416) 406-6758. TORONTO"S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSlCAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

wholenote october '97 TRIBUTE: IN LOVING MEMORY The musical 'community is a vibrant one, abounding in very special individuals whose beings have been uniquely touched by music and who in turn have touched others with the magic of the music they perform. Toronto lost three such individuals recently, taken before their time in tragic accidents. VIIU. V ARIK was a double bass player and artist whose beautiful soul a.nd sheer lust for life ~an never be forgotten by those who knew her. DAVID LUGINBUHL, a gifted percussionist just at the end of a program of study at the University of Toronto, was only just beginning to make his musical mark. The memorial concert for these two, given at the Glenn Gould Studio on September 9th, overflowed with warm.musical and spoken tributes by their colleagues, attesting to how they were loved and how they are missed. And LARRY WEEKS is mourned by the many thousands of concertgoers who have come to recognize his ringing trumpet sound as principal trumpet with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. For the music they gave us, they will not be forgotten. In support of Hemophilia Ontario ~ b.i.,;.L%,'~tt£t% tl, Deutsche Presse ~ 13 _,p-05 tq" ... soccER NEWS "*~ SO

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