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Volume 5 Issue 5 - February 2000

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11 ................. . liiii'WW'Iiiii'liiil' I' .AX OS IIIII IIIII Dill Qlll IIIII outstanding classical music at a budget price MOZART G1-uur•artit.a,K .• l6l Dh·e1·timt·uh• In: l> )1uj(Jr~ K 2115 (;e.-Wiea.~l\ ("..,..lb1~ll.oi!IA Jlidl•"tt'.......,, MOZART: Gran Partita Disc of the Month PADEREWSKl Pian& Concerto Poll'ihFantm:ly•Overturo J~,.;..,. 1-~••II·M...,a,rc~nn ~QU t~~ J~ll 'ol"h K•di•S."up• our O~hflm• ,###COLUMNCONTENT###iliWil PADEREWSKI: Piano Concerto Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska llOCCHERrNI C{·llh Co-ntt:ruw \Vl. 2 :":~.5-R BOCCHERINI: Cello Concertos Tim Hugh, cello; Scottish Chamber Orchestra JUSSI BJ0RLING: Opera Arias A Naxos Historial release V1s1t our webs1te at Concerts with a capital cause If you like the idea of. a night out that supports a worthy cause this is a very good month. One of the most interesting matchings of concert and cause is February 25. The cause is the restoration of the 22 murals and sculptures created in the 1920s by members of the Group of Seven painters and other distinguished Canadian artists for St. Anne's Church in Toronto's west end. The murals, many of them on the domed ceiling of the Byzantine-style building, came within an inch of their lives when leaks began to appear in the roof last year. The roof has been repaired, but now money is needed for restoration. The performers list for the concert reads like a who's who of Canadian music and entertainment - John Avey, Benjamin Butterfield, June Callwood, Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, Dinah Christie, Michael Colvin, the Elmer Iseler Singers, Mary Lou Fallis, to name a few. See the listings for details. Other benefits include Alan Frew & Friends whose concert at the ·Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on February 5 is for the benefit of children living with cancer. The Toronto Philharmonia's Viva Vivaldi concert on February February 17 is to benefit Carefree Lodge. University Settlement Music & Arts School's February 27 concert is to support its own work and the Amadeus Chamber Singers of Greater Toronto and the Chancel Choir of Richmond Hill United Church are joining forces on March 6 to support refugee sponsorship activities. Two New Sopranos Two talented Canadian sopranos whose international careers are on the rise will make rare Toronto appearances. Stephanie Piercey will launch her CD on the Phoenix label, Nocturne, Songs by Samuel Barber, at the Academy of Spherical Arts on February 24. The same evening soprano, Patricia Sonego, will present her Canadian debut recital at the Glenn Gould Studio. On February 26 she will present a second recital co-incidental with the release of her CD, A Simple Pleasure. Short shrift. Concertgebouw, Feb. 8; Music AUve's inaugural concert, Feb. 8; Ivan Moravec, at the Ford Centre, Feb. 10; a remarkable Scarborough Philharmonic "first' titled Ancestral Voices, Feb 13; Amici presenting the St. Lawrence Quartet, Feb. 18; Collaborations, Feb. 21 .... just some of the events we would normally seek to highlight in these Concert Notes. But-due to unprecedented last minute advertising demands, this month, we have had to prune these already inadequate notes even more savagely than usual. Our apologies to all. Thomas Georgi, pictured above, & Cheryl Zyl/a, violin & viola d'amore join Margaret Gay, cello and Marie Bouchard, harpsichord for D' Amore d'Merrier., Baroque Music Beside the Grange's Feb 13 pre-Valentine bouquet Firsts If the number of premieres of musical compositions is a sign of health of music, then music is in good health - the list goes on and on! Feb. 4 Earshot- composers' collective at the Music Gallery. On Sunday February 6 the Soundstreams Canada/CDC Radio Two/Ehner Iseler Singers concert will feature one world premiere and two Canadian premieres. On February 12 VocalPoint will premiere John Hawkins' new work, No Stronger Than A Flower at its Shakespeare in Love concert. The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra will present the world premiere of a n~w work by Toronto composer Barbara CroaU on February 13:' The same day Baroque Music Beside the Grange will present the premiere of a work for two violas d'amore by Toronto composer Kirk Elliott The Toronto Symphony Orchestra's February 16 concert will include the premiere of The True Colour of the Sky by its composer in residence, Gary Kulesha. Arraymusic presents an entire concert of premieres on February 24 at the Music Gallery. and, also on February 24 I Virtuosi di Toronto will present the Canadian premieres of works by Berio and Ghedini and the North American premiere of a work written in 1902 by Ottorino Respighi. On February 26 the Toronto Sinfonietta will present premieres of works by Ron Royer and Alexander Rapoport. February 27 the Elora Festival Singers will perform the Canadian premiere of John Tavener's Thunder Entered Her. Music Toronto willpresent The Gryphon Trio performing the world premiere of a new work by Chan Ka Nin on February 29 and pianist, Eve Egoyan, on March 7 with the premiere of a new work by James Rolfe. At its March 4 Young People's Concert the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. will present the world premiere of a new work/or string orchestra by Goodyear.

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