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Volume 4 Issue 9 - June 1999

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  • Toronto
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Toronto's newest musical

Toronto's newest musical sweet spot and the people helping make it happen W17en proof of liability insurance is required for public gathering.. Single event or annual coverage is available. William B. Mather Insurance Ltd. lloyd's Correspondent T,t, (416) 214-2421 Fax: (416) 2144843 1-888-708-6667 STORY BY ALLAN PULKER iiUle 10 Toronto will have its newest park. Called the "Toronto Music Garden" it is two acres of land situated just east of the corner of Queen's Quay and Bathurst Street, right next to the lake and shielded from the , Gardiner Expressway by a terraced condominium and other residential buildings along the ' north side of Queen's Quay. hnmediately to the south-west are the old Canada Malting elevators about to become the site of Metronome Canada. The. Garden itself is a landscaped network of paved pathways that take the visitor through a series of gardens, some semi-rustic with pines and , spruces or deciduous trees, some more formal, and culminating at its east end with a terraced outdoor amphitheatre on a gradual slope that will help reduce some of the traffic noise from Queen's Quay. A generous, crescent-shaped stairway leads down from the top of the amphitheatre to the street. If you happen to be there on J\Ule 13, in the early afternoon, the SIUlday after the official opening, you may even catch the first of what are hoped to be regular open air concerts, by students from the Gletm Gould Professional School. That day, we plan to catch the first bit of that ftrst concert, and then, as inconspicuously and \Ulchurlishly as possible, to stroll east along Queen's Quay to the first streetcar stop, take the streetcar to Union Station and there board a University northboiUld train to Museum Station. From there it's a few steps to the Victoria University Chapel where at three o'clock another concert (that just happens to be a fiiDdraiser for the Toronto Music Garden) will begin. More on that other concert in a minute. But first, back to the Toronto Music Garden - why "Music" and why here? The idea really began with cellist Yo-Yo Ma's series of films "Inspired by Bach", produced by Canadian fllm production company, Rhombus Media. Each of the six films, a collaboration with another artist, was based on one of the six solo cello suites by J.S. Ba_ch. The first fllm was a collaboration with landscape designer, Julie Moir Messervy and the idea was to interpret in nature the music of Bach's first suite. Messervy comments: "Yo-Yo Ma always said that the First Suite reminded him of nature, which is why he OuR COVER STORY continues on page 24 CLASSICAL CD RECORDING PROJECTS Our All-Inclusive packages include: • All recording, production and mixing by our Juno or Em my award winning producers • All recording done in a world class 24 track digital studio OR live location multi-track recording (8, 16 or 24 tracks) • All artwork/graphics and design by some of Canada's top graphic designers • All final film and colour printing of covers and traycards • Manufacturing of all CD or cassette product • . Barcode and catalogue number for your recording • All tape costs (2" analog tape optional), CDR Master and CD glass Master • Distribution of your finished product to key lo~al or regional retail music stores If you have already produced a CD, take advantage of our CONSULTING SERVICE which will explain to you the music industry, retail distribution (how to do your own), promotion of your CD and publishing. YOURPRODUCTISOURPRODUCT Peros Music's long background in every facet of the music business will be an excellent resource for the promotion of your recording. If you are considering a Recording Project call: 0Jvwr-- PER OS MUSIC INC. (905) 814-8555' PHONE (905) 814-750 I FAX

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