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Volume 5 Issue 7 - April 2000

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22 CJRT Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! 24-hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights JAZZ 11 The Jazz Scene" with Ted O'Reilly Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. 11 Portraits in Jazz 11 with Doug Watson Sat. 6 a.m.-Noon "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" Mon.-Fri. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. "Night Beat" with Mary Lou Creechan Sat. & Sun. 10 p.m -1 a.m. "Big Bands" Sun. 7-10 p.m. "Swing" Sat. 5-7 p.m. with Glen Woodcock PLUS ... Folk, Blues & World Music CJRT Cfassica[ Music 6-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri. with Peter Keigh 11 a .m. - 3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. with Adriane Markow 1-6 a.m. daily with Peter Van de Graaf plus ... Sundays ... zcr a rl 11 cfilff us i£ Records in Review Opera A Prairie Home Companion ~ ~ BBC news M-F 8 & 10 a.m. Telephone: 416-595-0404 1-888-595-0404 CJRT V. Bandstand BY MERLIN WILLIAMS If you can't tell it's spring by Symphonic Band. On April 2, the weather, you certainly the York University Brass can by the large number of Choir, Percussion Ensemble & listings for band concerts. Wind Symphony perform a free Please check the main listings afternoon concert. for information on start time, location and ticket prices (if any) for each event. Leading off on April 1 (no fooling!) is the Hart House One of the newer bands in the city, The North Toronto Symphonic Band and their guests the Toronto Police Association Male Chorus present .---------==----::----, an evening of music Gloomy Tuesday on April 5. The Toronto continued from page 20 Youth Wind Orches- Well, within 24 hours, I felt as if I had tra & Concert been on a roller-coaster ride. Late Winds present a Wednesday, the mayor's office con- Celebration of Winds tacted the offices of Toronto Downtown at the Weston Recital Jazz. Society, asking if they would be Hall on April 7. The able to contact me that evening if programme will necessary. In fact, two senior members include works by of Mayor Lastman 's staff showed up at Grainger, Schumann, the club with the news that as a result of Wagner & private intervention by the mayor, du Shostakovich. Don't Maurier was prepared to increase their miss the chance to dollar contribution to the festival to hear a superb wind ensure that the festival could go ahead group in this hall - as planned. Not only that, but other it's simply the best segments of the business community sounding room I've were trying to rally round the flag, ever played in. notably UUNET Canada who have The City of attempted to start a snowball effect by Brampton Concert donating , 000 and contacting other Band is presenting a businesses, asking them to do the same. concert entitled "A Century and Beyond It has been a wonderful effort and it - A Musical Journey gives the festival a lifeline for this year, Through Time" on but only this year. I,m afraid 2001 April 8. The band is presents the problem all over again, presenting music since the government restrictions on from the three tobacco sponsorship take effect in centuries (19th, 20th October of this year. We are not out of & 21st) that it has the woods and it is essential to find performed in. funding for next year - the future lies Visual and ahead. Meanwhile, thanks to everyone Performing Arts who expressed concern, in particular, Newmarket is those people who came to bat for us. presenting the L-~.:..._:...._~~~~~~~~~ "" Foothills Brass Quintet in concert, on April 9. Think of them as a band on a budget!) Selections include music by Bach, Handel, Copland & Weill. The Hannaford Street Silver Band features guest multiinstrumentalist James Morrison in a programme entitled "Brass Down Under" on April 9. James Morrison will be also be delivering a pre-concert chat. The Toronto Secondary School Music Teachers' Association is presenting "Sounds of Toronto" on April 13. The concert features bands, orchestras and choirs from several high schools in the Toronto District School Board. Music by Vivaldi, Holst, Verdi, Stravinsky, Parry, Belafonte & Goodman. The concert is at Massey Hall, 15 Shuter St., and admission is only five dollars. I strongly encourage you to attend this concert. Supporting an event like this one shows how much we value music programs in the school system. The Oakville Wind Orchestra is presenting "A Tribute to Sammy Nestico" on April 16. Nestico was Count Basie's arranger for several years, and has also written music for film, television and advertising. He's also composed a number of fine original works for concert band. Also on April 16, the Northdale Concert Band does a free afternoon concert at ' Scarborough Civic Centre under the baton of Tony Gomes. Mark Hopkins, Artistic Director of the Toronto Wind Orchestra conducts the TWO in a concert of music by Purcell, Holst, Kucharzyk, Rands, Scheller & Hetu on April 28. On April 30 the Mississauga Pops Concert Band, under musical director Denny Ringler presents "My Favourite Tunes". The Youth Wind Band Spectacular on April 30 features three groups: the Toronto Youth Concert Winds, the Etobicoke Youth Band, (!pd the Upper Canada College Wind Enseinble. The concert is at the MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. Merlin Williams is a woodwind performer, teacher and music copyist based i:1 Toronto. ·If you would like an upcoming band event to be featured in the Bandstand column, feel free to contact him at (416) 489-0275; by e-mail,; on the web, - merlinw. l

VI. Music Theatre Spotlight BY SARAH B. HOOD Spring brings blossoming of important new and local work l 's unlikely that anyone in town will have enough time to see all the intriguing music theatre that's coming to Toronto stages in April. It's as though the stronger sun and the warming earth are bringing more than birds and buds to life: there's an amazing array of new work by local and international artists on view. An important contributor to this embarrassment of riches is the biennial duMaurier World Stage, which runs at Harbourfront Centre and a number of ancillary venues from April 10 to 30. If I had to pick out one single music theatre production from among its perplexing array, it would be Anything That Moves, written by Ann-Marie MacDonald, with music by Allen Cole and direction by Alisa Palmer. Fides Krucker seen here with Richard Armstrong in Autumn Lears 1999 production Down Here on Earth, appears April 19-29 at ArtWord Theatre MacDonald's crackling wit infused earlier stage plays like Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet and her extremely successful first novel Fall On Your Knees. Allen Cole is the brother of jazzy diva Holly Cole and the son of CBC radio stalwart Leon Cole. He has written for a number of strange and fascinating musicals: most recently the haunting The Juniper Tree, a hit of the last fringe festival. Produced in collaboration with Nightwood Theatre, Anything That Moves is an ironic romantic comedy - if that's not impossible. It runs from April 27 to 29 at 26 Berkeley Street. A .second choice might be Shockheaded Peter. The advance buzz says that it's scary, shocking, wonderful to look at and very funny, too. It's A Cultural Industry Project from England, based on Struwelpeter -- a 19th-century collection of cautionary tales by Heinrich Hoffman. Calling itself "junk opera", Shockheaded Peter sounds like a sort of Edward Gorey extravaganza. It runs at the sumptuous Elgin Theatre from April 26 to 30. The festival's "Future Continues CLASSICAL 96;l ~, • TORONTO CLASSICAL IOJ;L • EASTERN ONTARIO , Every week.over 400,000 people listen to THE SOUND OF ~ MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY 5:30 am The M'oming Show 5:30am The Saturday 5:30 am Gloria ~ Bill Anderson and Morning Show Richard Gale 1-1 David Craig Bill Anderson and 9am Music for Sunday 10am Morning Concert David Franco John van Oriel an~ ~ Kerry Straiton 9am Music for Saturdc:ay Kerryjtralton ·~ ~ J!'f ews , Pa~kg$J;J,· Stu Allen and 12:10 pm Luncheon Date LiJnche ,"" "" Alexa Petrenko Arlene Meadows ArleneM 12:10 pm Luncheon Date 1 pm Music for Sunday ~ 1 pm Musically· Speaking Arlene Mea1ows John van Oriel and Catherine Belyea' .. rpm Saturday Supersounds Kerry Straiton ~ ' 3pm Potpourri Kerry Straiton anCI 5:05 pm Sinfonia Jahn van Oriel ~ Stu Allen and Alexa Petrenko David Franco 5pm Anything Goes 7:00 pm Concert in the Park ~ 7pm Arlene Meadows Sounds Great David Craig 7pm· Glye My Regards 0 Michael Lyons 8pm Sunday Night at to Broadway 11 pm Nocturne the Opera ~ Jahn van Oriel Arlene Meadows Catherine Belyea 8pm Your Saturday ~ Midnight Nightwatch Night Favourites Colin Fox Michael Lyons

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