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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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ConcertNotes: September 1998, continued from page 8 PIANO, ETCETERA Toronto pianist, Roland Starr, will give a recital at the Estonian Concert Hall. Starr, who has a master's degree in performance on both piano and French hom, was a member of the Atlantic Symphony for fourteen years before coming to Toronto twelve years ago to study with the late Greta Kraus and begin a new, career as a pianist. October 4 at 2:30 Canadian pianist, Louis Lortie, will present an all Beethoven program at the Weston Recital Hall. And also on October 4 at 2:30 the Off Centre Music Series presents pianists Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin in recital with rising star, soprano, Isabel Bayrakdarian. Isabel Bayrakdarian, a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio last season, has just won the Marilyn Home Foundation Award, the aim of which is "to encourage, support and preserve the art of the vocal recital". The Foundation will present Ms. Bayrakdarian in New York as part of their "On Wings of Song" series. She will also appear with the Canadian Opera Company in January and February in the role of Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear Ms. Bayrakdarian before she disappears into the stratosphere of stardom. These are just a few of the highlights of September and early October. There is lots more to be discovered in the listings. Isabel Bayrakdarian DEBBIE DANBROOK, SHAKUHACHI MUSICIAN IN OUR MIDST . continued from page 14 one who was vacating an apartment. She would need to know within 24 hours if Debbie wanted it. The rest, as they say, was history, and in a couple of weeks Debbie was on a plane to Japan. After establishing herself as an ESL teacher she began enquiring about shakuhachi teachers - nobody seemed to have any leads - she later found out this was because they were all too embarrassed to tell her that only men played the shakuhachi. She did, however, eventually find a teacher through the most indirect of means, and began lessons, which consisted almost entirely of playing with the teacher, absorbing by imitation what he had to teach. Debbie has been back in Toronto now since the late eighties. She has made eleven recordings, including a seven-CD set of musical meditations called "The Spirit of Shakuhachi". This month, on September 12-13, she is launching her eleventh, "Circles of Discovery", which she describes as "a collection of music inspired by walking the labyrinth*". The launch will not be a typical CD launch: everyone who wishes to may come, not just media types; the floor will be covered by a large piece of canvas on which will be painted a walkable reproduction of an ancient Cretan labyrinth. The launch is in two instalments, the first five hours long, the second, seven; be1>ides music performed by Debbie and nine other musicians, with all of whom she has prexiously collaborated, there will be modern dance, opportunities to walk the labyrinth, receive massage, participate in healing sessions and enjoy vegetarian snacks. *A labyrinth (not to be confused with a maze, which is a kind of puzzle, in which the challenge is to find your way out) is a convoluted circular path that takes the walker via a circuitous route from the outside of the circle to the centre. Walking it can be a mystical experience, and labyrinths have long been associated with mystical religious practice. The most famous is the one in the Cathedral of Chartres, France. Musicians in our Midst is photographed by Michael Shaw Ashley & Crippen, Photographers 200 Davenport Road, Toronto 416 925-2222 ETERA SEPTEMBER 1998 ... Announcements, auditions, lectures, master classes, workshops, etcetera .... ANNOUNCEMENTS September 6, 8:00: Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents Celine Dian in concert. Post performance reception & host bar. All proceeds to the CCFF. Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts. 416-410- 3985. 0,5. September 10 - 13: Guelph Jazz Festival. International artists in concert, workshops, films, lectures, jazz on the ,streets & in coffee houses, gala opening-day performance. 519- 763-4952; www.uoguelph.ca/­ jazzfest/ September 12: Big Band Swing Time: Legends of Swing - Salute to Sinatra. 12-member All-Star Galaxy Orchestra; Priscilla Wright, vocals; Frank Sonata in a music tribute to 01' Blue Eyes. Doors open 8:30pm; dancing 9:00 - midnight. Palais Royale Ballroom, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 532- 6210. September 18- 20: Port Credit Jazz Festival Weekend. 905- 278~7742. September 26: Big Band Swing Time: Swing Shift Big Band. 16-member Swing Shift "Jubilee Pavilion" dance band; Sherise Laurence, vocals. Doors open 8:30pm; dancing 9:00 - midnight. Palais Royale Ballroom, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 532-6210. September 26, ll:OOam • 5:00pm: Toronto Early Music Centre hosts the Early Music Fair. Enjoy the sounds of hurdy-gurdies, violas da gamba & other early instruments. Performances by local musical ensembles throughout the afternoon. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. Free with ROM admission: ,. October 3, 3:00: SINE NOMINE open rehearsal. Church of Saint 'Stephen-in-the­ Fields, 365 College. 638-9445. PWYC. October 3, 7:30: Toronto Camerata CD Launch. Free reception, live music & opportunity to meet members of the enseml;>le. St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Ave. 905- 841-7994. Free, October 4, 12:00 noon • 4:30: High Park Harvest Festival. Enjoy a leisurely lunch to the traditional music of Anne Lederman and Friends. Colborne Lodge, south veranda. 416-392-6916. The CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY announces that the contract to design the new 2100 seat Canadian Opera House at TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

§ETCETERA ETC ETCETERA ETC ETCETERAETCETERA ETC ETCETERA ETC ETCETERA ETCETERA ETC ETCETERA 145 Queen Street West has been awarded to the Torontobased finn of A.J .Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company. It is anticipated that the Opera House will open in the year 2001. CELEBRATION CHORALE (an Inter-Faith. Mass Choir) invites singers to register for performances of Handel's Messiah to take place December 4 & 5, First Baptist Church, Waterloo. No audition. Registrations close September 30. 1-800,867-3281. FIFTH ANNUAL MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY GOLF TOURNAMENT takes place September 17, Caledon Golf & Country Club. Ticket includes lunch, dinner, golf cart, use of the driving & putting ranges. Call 905-274- 1571. .99. KINGSTON SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR, September 16 - 20. Thousands of quality used books & sheet music. 370 King Street West, Kmgston. 613- 546-0932. MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY is looking for cellists & percussionists, as well as other string musicians for the community orchestra. Contact John Barnum, conductor: 905- 820-9663 or the symphony office: 905-274-1571; fax: 905- 274-7770; e-mail: symphony@echo-on.net MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY THIRD ANNUAL USED BOOKSALE, September 18 (7 - 9pm), September 19 (lOam - 6pm) & September 20 (noon - 5pm). 15,000 books in various categories including magazines, a massive record selection, CO's, games & puzzles. Sheridan Mall, 2225 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga. 905- 274-1571. NEW RICHMOND HILL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA seeks musicians with ability to read music. No auditions. Rehearsals every Monday, 7- 9pm starting September 21. Call David Blackmore, 905- 889-6382. NORTH YORK CONCERT BAND seeks clarinets, French horns, flutes & bassoons for the 1998-99 season. Rehearsals Thursdays 8 - lOpm, York Mills Collegiate Institute. 247- 8287. NORTH YORK SINGERS seek new members, especially tenor & basses. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings at Willowdale United Church. Call Sue 905- 859-1883. SWEET ADELINES - SCARBOROUGH CHORUS seeks women who enjoy singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. Membership Mania September 10 through October 8, 7- lOpm at Burrows Hall Community . Centre (Sheppard & Progress Ave.) Call Diane, 226-5972. TIMOTHY EATON MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA (25 member chamber orchestra) welcomes new string & bassoon players. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings. Call Ruby Newton, 461-2801. AUDITIONS ALL THE KING'S VOICES community choir, David J. King, director, invite you to audition for their 1998-99 four concert season. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings. For more information or to set up an audition call 416-757-5512. The HAL TON YOUTH SYMPHONY is holding auditions for players of all symphonic instruments, ages 13 - 19. September 10 & 17, 7:00pm. St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School, Nottinghill Gate (Fourth Line) and Upper Middle Road, Oakville. 905- 840-1406. The MISSISSAUGA YOUTH ORCHESTRA is holding auditions for brass, woodwind, percussion & string players. Call Kathy Grell, manager: 416-410-2825. • The MOHAWK COLLEGE SINGERS HAMIL TON welcomes singers from all sections, especially tenors and basses. Rehearsals start Wednesday September 9. Auditions by appointment September 2. Call 905-575- 1212 ext.3224. ETCETERA FILE CONTINUES NEXT PAGE The City of Hamilton in association with The American Liszt Society and McMaster University is proud to present its Fourth International Music Festival The Great Romantics Re-Visited . 1 .. ?f."; •. ~.' ~J ·.· ·~ .k .,' . The Royal Road from Liszt to Mahler This four-day event will feature lectures, piano and lieder recitals, organ recitals and several chamber music concerts as well as romantic poetry readings by professional actors and radio personalities. Thursday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 Festival registration: Festival Banquet : I To register I Please address cheque or money order t o "The Great Romantics Festival" and send to: Great Romantics Festival Director. McMaster University, Togo Salmon Hall, Room 414, Hamilton, ON, Canada LBS 4M2 Telephone (905) 529-7070, ext. 23674 ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL Strings Coenraad Bloemendal Elspeth Poole CHAMBER WORKS French Horn Courtney Prizrenac Voice Andree Back Sophia Grech Speakers John Amis Ben Arnold Csaba Saksa Alex Baran Frank Cooper Krystyna Csik James Deaville Vanessa Dylyn Gabriele Erasmi Richard Gale Robert Latimer Hayden Maginnis GekiC, soloist the Orchestra, conducted by Or. Horst Forster WEBER foberon" Overture ... ··· TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor .·.· BRAHMS Sy1pp!wnyNo. I in C minor Great Hall, Hamilton Place . Tickets S 15 (general se~ting for festival registrants only) All others call Ticketmaster at (905) 645-5000 LISTING SOURCE

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