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Volume 4 Issue 9 - June 1999

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  • Toronto
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11.11.11.11·11·11·11 I I ~ONCERT ~NOTES hw With June, the torrid pace of the fall-winterspring season (75 concerts a week, on average, since late September) starts to lessen, just as the summer season of out of town festivals and special swnmer series in town begins to heat up. Mind you, with 26 concerts on the first June weekend, thetie's still a lot of life in the old season! Cinema Classics 1999 Clara Schumann-Piano Music new Naxos release l!JI A'II~-~Jl\Q\ .•.•. JI!t fliRDtGRQFt ~C.,_SMft; ~~!IM·,.._.., • ._, ~*-*-< •:w..: --.....,. Ferde Grofe 1 Orchestral Works, including the ' Grand Canyon Suite-part of the American Classics series ORGAN RECITALS The three noon-hour recital series at St. James', St. Paul's and Yorkminster Churches will be coming to an end early in June, so, if you've been intending to but haven't, this is last call until September. And if noon-hour recitals just aren't possible for you but Friday evenings are, why not go to Deer Park United Church on June 4 to hear a recital by organist, Jung-A Lee. Pictured here with Mendelssohn Choir's Noel Edison, Catherine Robbin sings to benefit Toronto Dollar, change peiforms in Toronto Dollar benefit June 4 VoCAL RECITALS At the Church of the Holy Trinity on June 4 two of Canada's truly outstanding musicians, mezzo soprano, Catherine Robbin and pianist, William Aide will perfonn along with writer, Margaret Atwood. The proceeds from this event will support the Toronto Dollar, alternative currency project. The next night, June 5, there will be a vocal recital at an underused venue, Hope United Church at Danforth and Main--great for all of us east-enders! And on June II at Andrew Burashko 7:30 The Aldeburgh Connection bring us their first annual Greta, Kraus Schubertiad. The perfonners are three outstanding Canadian singers, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, soprano Monica Whicher, and baritone Russell Braun. Included in the program is Schubert's song cycle, Die schOne Miillerin as well as other songs. WoMEN CoMPOSERs There are three concerts in June featuring the music of women composers. The first of these is on Saturday, June 5, when the Oriana Singers women's choir and the Victoria Scholars men's choir join forces to perfonn works by s,even Canadian women composers. The other two concerts of music by women composers are a solo recital on June II by percussionist, Aiyun Christine Huang, and a solo recital on June 19 by pianist, Heather Toews, at the Arkell Schoolhouse. STRING ORCHESTRAS On June 5, the Studio Strings. of Mississauga will be perfonning some "greatest hits" for string orchestra at Westminster Church in Mississauga. The Toronto Senior ~trings will perfonn a matinee concert on June I 0. The featured work on the program is a Louis Applebaum composition for English Hom and Orchestra c01mnissioned by the orchestra. Applebaum just last year celebrated his 80th birthday. Discover The Classics-Volume 3 The Concerto - 2 CDs, 2.5 hours of music plus 40 pages of notes for about .00 NAXOS: the world's best selling classical label Available at fine record stores everywhere Specializing in custom reproductions of classic double bass Amati, Busan. Peter CHANDLER Luthier; maker of fine double bass, cello, viola and violin. 10118 Ivan lJr., R.R. f, !1dci1on, oN. ·· -·· NOM 2AO On Hwy. 22, 25 Kilometres N.W. of London

The Canadian Chamber Academy Orchestra, which the past few seasons has perfonned at the George lgnatieff Theatre at the University of Toronto, is now producing its concerts at LansingUnited Church in Willowdale. The last concert of its season will take place there on June 20. ORCHESTRAS If you would like to go as far east as Oshawa you can hear the prize-winning Canadian conductor, Marco Parisotto put theOshawa- Durham Symphony Orchestra and the Durham Youth Orchestra through their paces the evening of June 5. On June 10 the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will joined by pianist, Andrew Burashko, perfonning George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F Major. Burashko, one of whose teachers was the recently · deceased Marek Jablonski, is as comfortable with 20th Century repertoire as he is with Mozart and Beethoven, so it will be interesting to hear what he does with the Gershwin. The American composer and music journalist, Virgil Thomson was, to put it mildly, dismissive of Gershwin's abilities as a composer of "serious" music, which may have retarded Gershwin's · acceptance into the orchestral repertoire. Burashko evidently does not share this opinion. It should be interesting!. WHAT'S IN A NAME? The orchestra "fonnerly known as the North York Symphony Orchestra" has just been renamed "The Toronto Philharmonia". Tom Gove, Chainnan of the North York Symphony Association explains, MOBILE RECORDING FACILITY Jive multitrack recording for: • Club gigs & concerts • Remote studio sessions • Broadcast mixing & recording RECORD YOUR NEXT RELEASE OR DEMO L/1/e/ Classical Pop Rock Choral Jazz Gospel 416.410.4918 www.bigfoot.com/- squashsound "The name change is part of the re-positioning of the orchestra to reflect more accurately its growing reputation ih the Greater Toronto Area." Kerry Stratton, the orchestra's conductor says "Because the new name incorporates the word 'Toronto', we have instant recognition worldwide, and our plan is to attract the highest calibre musicians to our concert stage." Is there a problem looming? We now have The Toronto· Symphony Orchestra, The Toronto Philharmonia, Orchestra Toronto (fonnerly the East York Symphony) and Sinfonia Toronto, the new chamber orchestra announced in our April issue. Vive Mississauga libre! MISCELLANEOUS Toronto's DUO, flute-guitar ensemble, which will be playing at the McMichael Canadian Collection, is among a number of excellent concerts available on Sunday afternoon, June 6. And that evening will be possibly the only opportunity this season to hear NEXUS Percussion Ensemble as they · join the Amadeus Choir at the George Weston Recital Hall. Something else that sounds interesting is "Pictures at a Musical Exhibition: Music to accompany new works of art" in Ancaster, just the other side of Hamilton on June 4. , RoBERT SILVERMAN A little out of the ordinary and not very far out of the way are two sOlo recitals by Vancouver pianist, Robert Silvennan on July 6 and 7 at the Glenn Gould Studio. In these recitals Silvennan will complete his complete perfonnance of Beethoven's piano sonatas, which he began with two solo recitals in July 1998. Even if you did not get to his recitals last year this is really one of the best opportunities to hear some good music in Toronto this sununer. Mustc MoNDAYS If you are downtown on Mondays from the beginning of June to the end of August, the Music Mondays Series presented by · Holy Trinity Church, right behind the Eaton Centre, has some excellent artists lined up. Check our listings for details. Al'DILl & @.,~ VISUAL ARTS REMOTE RECORDING & DIGITAL EDITING STUDIO & LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY • Ask about our new PaOMOTIONAL Moo-PACK.AOE , includes 10 CO's, recording, editing, photography and design at a great price • CALL (416) 937-5826 E-MAIL- R M DIVITO@I NTERLOG.COM tlie sound post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs. strings & accessories at guaranteed l?west prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CON $-Not a US$ price in the store! 93 Grenville St., Toronto M5S 1B4 tel (416) 971-6990 fax_ (416) 597-9923 WORLD CLASS DIGITAL RECORDING CD MASTERING & MANUFACTURING ... the very essence of fidelity." Alan Lofft, Sound and Vision ~ree, informative re, please call 10-8248 TURKEY r , JJ~,/loricaf Gxpforafion ~ept/lJct~~~ 1999 __Affo,.Jat4 Priced GpheMJ-4 J~tantuf . Cappadoccia lJtfw,.~ ·For Information: . 416-922-6409 ' . t"r,.., • ' ' . • ~ • • ~ • )' • li

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