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Volume 4 Issue 9 - June 1999

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A EURTHER FIElD, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 Guelph Spring Festival mentioned. 519-763-3000. *June 1 6:30: David Gillham, violin, in Recital. Bach: Chaconne; works by Prokofieff, Gramatte & Ysaye. Free. • June 1 8:00: Bachanalia. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5; Cantata #821ch Habe Genug; Cantata #202 Wadding; motets; Air for Strings. Monica Whicher, soprano; Elizabeth Turnbull, contralto; Tactus Vocal Ensemble; Bach Consort. ,. • June 2 1 :30: Ice Cream: Quartetto Gelato. Chamber music, tangos, operatic arias & gypsy folk tunes performed on oboe, violin, viola, cello, accordion, guitar & tenor voice. ,. *June 2 8:00: The Great Romantics. Chopin: Barcarolle Op.60; Twelve Studies Op.25; Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca #s 123 & 1 04; Seven Studies from Etudes Transcendental. Valerie Tryon, piano. ,. *June 3 8:00: Ying on Strings. Beethoven: Quartet in G major Op.18 #2; Shostakovich: Quartet #9 in E flat Op.117; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581 . Joaquin Valdepei\as, clarinet; Ying Quartet. ,. • June 4 8:00: Fiddlti Fusion. Classical chamber music & country fiddling. Mark O'Connor, violin, guitar & mandolin; Festival Strings of Canada. ,. *June 5 8:00: Going Home. Shirley Eikhard, vocals; Bob Erlandson, piano; Pat Collins, electric & acoustic bass; Mark. Kelso, drums & percussion. ,. • June 6 3:30: Music by Araujo, Rogg, Eben, Brahms & Vierne. Colm Carey, organ. St. George's Anglican Church, Guelph. ,. *June 6 8:00: Signature Performance. Mozetich: new work (world premiere); Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky Op.35a; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony; Wiren: Serenade Op.11 . Festival Strings of Canada, Martin Beaver, leader. ,. *June 6 10:00pm: Koller Michels Duo. George Koller, acoustic bass; Julie Michels, vocals. Free. HONOURABLE MENTIONS Cafe at the Centre, 454 Parliament St. 925-7222. Free. Atmosphere is cosy, candlelit 60s-coffeehouse with coffee, herb tea & home-baking. * Ongoing Sunday nights, 8:00: Open Stage with music ranging from Celtic ballads to funky folk, rock and classical - and morel There is a ·fully-equipped sound stage run by a technician who has staged many festivals and some of Canada's finest performers. Each Sunday evening they have an excellent feature performer (1 /2-hour set); the rest of the night is open to a variety of sign-up musicians, . many of whom have featured in various Toronto venues and have recorded COs/tapes. Guelph Spring Festival 51 9- 763-3000. The following performances take place at nontraditional venues during the festival: * June 2 1 O:OOpm: De;ek Hines Quartet. Derek Hines, jazz BEHIND THE SCENES WITH continued from page 23 · ,., Bill: Like all department head~ , here, I am a full,time employe\! :; of the Ford Centre, and I'm an ,,_. IATSE member. In fact, I do" , .. , work for the w1ion, too, I fill in ' for the IATSE business manager-" sometimes, but here I report to .: ; the Tecluiical Director. · Me: WhO de

MusiCIAN IN ouR MIDST: MARY KENEDI Continued frompsge 14 missing the piano when the family settled briefly in Hamilton, where they stayed a short time before coming to. Toronto. Once in Toronto it did not take Mary and her family long to fmd the renowned piano teacher, Mona Bates. Mary attended Miss Bates' piano master classes at her home on Jarvis Street, had one piano lesson a month with her, because that was all her family could afford, and studied with one of Miss Bates' students at the University Settlement House Music School the rest of the time. She went on to study with Pierre Souvairan at the University of Toronto and then spent a year at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest before retwning to Toronto. In Toronto she established an outstanding career as a teacher of the piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she is still a member of its board of examiners. Her teaching career, however, took a new direction like to be as unobtrusive as possible; a ten minute scene change can be very wearing." Well, now I know. A stagehand's worse nightmare is to be seen working. Me: Speaking of behind the scenes, lMS1I t IA1SE a mqjor factor in keeping the Fon:J Centre going through the LIVEN!' trouble? Bill is uncomfortable again. I guess I caught him working. "Well," he admits, ''we helped the city meet the budget figures to make the shows happen. You can't run this space without techs. It was a win-win situation and we're all here and making it happen." He quickly steps out of the spotlight. · "The artists are not working for their usual conditions in order to accommodate the season. The city decided this hall couldn't go dark, its reputation couldn't be paused." Me: How did you get into this line of work? Bill grins: I'm the guy who wanted to set up the projector in grade four. I was on the stage four years ago, when, with guitarist Wilma van Berkel, she co-founded the North Toronto Institute of Music, which offers a high level of instruction within easy reach of students who live in the northern part of the city. Mary Kenedi's next solo recital in Toronto will be on June 9 at the St. Lawrence Hall. No ordinary concert, this one is to raisefunds for the restoration of the cottage in Saranac Lake, New York, where Bela Bartok lived during the last year of his life and composed his last works. The cottage, which had been neglected to the point that it was near collapse, would have been demolished in 1995 except for the intervention of the local historical society. Some essential work, like repairing the roof and bracing the structure has been done, but between ,000 and ,000 (U.S.) will be needed to completely restore the building, and make it a permanent memorial to the great composer. crew in high school, and then I went to Ryerson for Theatre Production. I graduated in '86 and worked odd calls with the union-ballet, opera, rock 'n' roll shows, corporate events. You demonstrate to the union that you can be part of a team and have the aptitude. I got my apprenticeship in '89 and then I did Phantom from July of '89 to March of '93. In July of '93 I saw the posting for Head Technician here. I'd always wanted my own house-the planning and making a differen~ that way-and the variety. I applied and I got it and here I am. Me: You like your job? Bill: I love my job, I love what I do. I'm happy to come to work every day. I like the idea that when I come in to work, the stage is empty, and when I go home at night, the stage is empty. In between there might have been a symphony orchestra in the hall, a large corporate meeting, a recording session, or just a simple recital. It's all happened and everything's been put away, all ready for it to happen again. ETERA ETCETERA FILE, JUNE 1999 ANNOUNCEMENTS June 1 7:00: Mississauga Symphony free open rehearsal. Pre-race event (see June 6 below). Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. Call Nisha at the symphony office: 905-615-4404. June 2 6:30: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra welcomes world-renowned winemaker Miguel Torres for an outstanding dinner. Guests will enjoy a Vl!riety of Torres wines, and proceeds will go to support the Symphony. Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Road. Ticket information & reservations, call 922:2237. 0. June 4 & 5 8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band & Etobicoke Swing Orchestra present an evening of big band music & dancing. Debi Sander Walker, guest singer; John Edward Liddle, bandleader. Fountain Ballroom,' Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place. 233-7468. . June 5 10:00am: Mississauga Symphony C# Homes Tour. Tour 7 Mississauga homes. Includes 15-minute fashion show at each location at 1 2:00noon & 1 :00; pre-tour coffee & pastries at the Waterside Inn, 15 Stavebank Road ·South. Call Nisha at the symphony office: 905-61 5- 4404. . June 5 & 19: 9:00: Galaxy All­ Star Swing Time featuring the Galaxy All-Star Swing Band, directed by Eddie Graf. Special guest stars each week. Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 532-6210. May 15: (Special Sinatra Salute); other dates: . (Group reservations). June 6 10:00am: Mississauga Symphony's Best Beethoven Fun Run Opus #2. Second annual fundraising walk/run for the Mississauga Symphony. Live music around the course by Mississauga Youth Orchestra ensembles; free performance of Beethoven: Symphony #5 by Mississauga Symphony at the awards ceremony. 905-615- 4404. June 13 2:00: Toronto Early Music Players Association. Annual Silver Tea and Silent Auction. Members of TEMPO will be performing throughout the afternoon. 85 Glengrove Ave. West. 480- 0 225. Admission by donation. June 17 6:00: Ashkenaz. Kensington Cabaret. Black-tie fundraising gala in support of Ashkenaz: A Festival of New Yiddish Culture (Harbourfront Centre August 30 to September 6). J oel Grey, master performer, presents a concert in Yiddish & English backed by 17- piece orchestra. Coctails, dinner & show. Sheraton Centre, Grand Ballroom, 1 23 Queen St. West. 703-6892. 0 & up. The Amadeus Choir invites entries for their 13th Annual Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition, open to composers of all ages~!! experience, individually or in groups. Entries must be postmarked by September 20, 1999 and received no later than October 4, 1999. Information or entry fo rms: 446-0188. LECTURES J une 6 7:00: Guelph Spring Festival. Mozetich's Music. Composer Marjan Mozetich talks about his approach to the composit ion of his new work inspired by the various musical achievements of this turbulent and eclectic century. Canada Company Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Wool wich St. 519-763- 3000. Free. WORKSHOPS J une 4 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East. 968 - 1559. J une 5 2:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization workshop: Viola da gamba workshop with Betsy MacMillan, a member of Ensemble Arion of Montreal. Location TBA. Reg ister before May 2: 463- 0578. . ETCETERA continues

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