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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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BANDSTAND, CONTINUED Office at 905-305-7469. "March Madness" on Oct. 21. Guest conductor James Cumow The Royal Canadian Military and the HSSB will be performing Institute is presenting the 12th selecte!i entries their "compositions in the form of a march" Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular at Roy Thomson Hall contest. Comet soloist Johnny on Sun. Oct. 14. Eleven bands Cowell and James Cumow will will perform a wide-variety of deliver a pre-concert chat at 2:15, band classics, .individually and en the concert starts at 3:00 in the masse. Jane Mallett Theatre. The Hannaford Street Silver Band is presenting The last weekend of October is chock full of band concerts. The Etobicoke Community Concert Band presents a program of Broadway tunes on Oct. 26 & 27 at the Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium. The Weston Silver Band arid guest trombone soloist Alistair Kay do "Brass 'n' Jazz" on Sat. Oct.· 27 at Central United Church ip. Weston. To round out the weekend, you could catch the Markham Concert Band's "Salute to the Big Bands at Markham Theatre on Sun. Oct. 28 at 3:00p.m; Merlin Williams is currently working on a book tentatively entitled "Everything I Need To Know, I Learned In Band Class". He can be reached at (416) 489- 0275 (h), or on the web at www.attcanada. ea/-merlinw or by JAZZ LISTINGS Concerts --Hummingbird Centre (416) 870-8000 Oct 26-27 - Diana Krall --Fred Varley Art Gallery 216 Main Unionvilie (905) 477-9511 ext 22·1 Lecture/Concert 7:30pm Oct 1 0 John Norris; Oct 17 Michael Shand; Oct 24 T racey Wilkins --McMichael Canadian Art Gallery Islington Ave Kleinburg (905) 893-1121 Oct. 07 1:30: Sunday Concert: Johnson Chung Trio. Jazz guitar, bass & vocals. Oct 14 -7:30pm Tony Quarrington's jazz suite Group of Seven --University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Waiter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978- 3744. Oct. 17 8:30: Small Jazz Ensembles. Free 0 et. 24 8:30: Small Jazz Ensembles. Free. Oct. 31 8:30:Small Jazz Ensembles .. Free. Clubs _--Barcode 549 College (416) 928-9941 Every Wed Swing.Gang --C'est What 67 Front E (416) 867-9499 Every Sat (4-7 pm) The Hot Five Jazzmakers --Chick 'N' Deli, (just south of Eglinton) Mount Pleasant Ave. Toronto Every Sat (4-7 pml Climax Jazz Band --Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Avenue . (4'16) 588-2930'-- Every Sun Jazz Jam hosted by Ran Davis ··Grossman's Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave Every Sat (4· 7 pm) Kid Bastien and the Happy Pals --Mezzrow's 1546 Queen W. (416) 535-4906 Oct 28 Thermal Quartet w/Steve Cole/ Nancy Walker/Henry Heillig/Howard Gaul --Montreal Bistro and Jazz Club 65 Sherbourne St. (416)' 363-0179 Oct 1 Claire Rodger Quartet Oct 2-6 Richard Whiteman Trio w/Barry Elmes/Neil Swainson · Oct 9-13 Michael Picket! Sextet w/Doug Riley Oct 15 Jake Langley Quartet w/Doug Riley Oct 22 Brian Blain Oct 23-27 Geoff Keezer Oct 29 Steve Koven Trio Oct 30-Nov 3 Bonnie Brett w/The Mark Eisenman Trio ··The Music Gallery (416) 204-1 080 Oct 18 8:00:What Next: Marilyn Lerner, Victor Bateman & David Matt. Improvisations & new compositions for baritone sax, piano & bass. St. Georgethe-Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-204- 1080. . Octr 20 8:00:. What Next: Reach. Improvisations & originals. Rita di Ghent, voice; Kenny Kirkwood, saxophone; Dave Restivo, piano. St. George-the-Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-204-1080. . --Orbit Room 580A College St (416) 763-34 70 Every Sun Dave Murphy Every Man Sisters Euclid w/Kevin Breit Every Wed LMT Connection Every Thurs Planet Earth --Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington E. (416) 955-0887 Every Man Bradley & The Bouncers Every Tues Tyler Yarema Every Wed Louis Tre w/Danny B Every Fri Chet Valiant Combo Every Sat Tory Cassis --Hex Jazz & Blues Bar 194 Queen St. West (416) 598-2475 Oct 1 (nite) Jazz Mechanics Oct.2 (eve) Ron Davis & "Swing Street" I ( nite) Classic Rex Jazz Jam Oci 3 (nite) T revor Hogg Quartet Oct 4 (nite) Lorne Nehring Trio Oct 5 (eve) Melissa Stylianou Trio/ (nite) Dave Young Quintet & The Music Of Mingus Oct 6 (nite) Dave Young Quintet & The Music Of Mingus Oct 7 (eve) Eduardo Lis Latin Jazz Project Oct.8 Carey West & "Monday's Millionaires" Oct.9 Ron Davis & "Swing Street"/ Classic Rex Jazz Jam . Oct 1 0 (nite) Mandy Lagan Ort Oct 11 (nite) Paul Read/T rish Colter Septet Oct 12 (eve) Melissa Stylianou T rio/(nite) Paul Read/T rish Colter Septet Oct 14 (eve) Peter Van Huffel Quartet Oct 15 (nite) Sly Juhas Qrt. Oct.16 Ron Davis & "Swing Street"/ Classic Rex Jazz Jam Oct 17 (nite) Paul Pacanowski & Melifluence Oct 1 ~-19 (nite) Vektor CD Release w/ Victor Bateman/Reg Schwager/Kim Ratcliffe/Perry White/William Carn Oct 19 (eve) Melissa Stylianou Trio Oct 20 Raoul & The Big Time Oct 21 llios' solar panel Oct.22 Carey West & "Monday's Millionaires" · , Oct.23 Ron Davis &"Swing Street"/ Classic Rex Jazz Jam Oct.24 Chris Gale Ouartet Oct.25 Kevin Quain's "Palookaville Glee Club" Oct 27 Jennifer Ryan w/Jordan O'Connor's Cash Cow Oct.28 Melissa Stylianou "Bosom Buddies" Oct 29 Laura Hubert Sextet Jim Hillman's ··Merlin. Factor" Oct.30 Freeway Dixieland Septet I Jim Hillman's "Merlin Factor" --Rhodes Restaurant 1496 Yonge St. (416) 968-9315 Oct 3 Alex Dean/Lorne Lofsky Oct 4 Terry -Lukiwski/David Occhipinti Oct 5 Denny Christianson/Dave Restivo Oct 6 San Mu rata Trio w/Neville Barnes/ Lenny Boyd Oct 10 Roby Botos/Bill McBirnie Oct 11 Mike Murley/Dave Occhipinti Oct 12 lan Bargh/Frank Wright Oct 13 Gary Benson' Trio w/Pat Collins/ Jane Bunnett Oct 17 Mike Stuart/Mark Zaret Oct 18 Jane Fair/Frank Falco Oct 19 Bob George/Pat Collins Oct 20 Simone Johnson Trio w/Jim McBirnie/Tien Yeung Oct 24 Norm Amadio/Bob Price Oct 25 Danny McErlain/Jack Zorawski Oct 26 Fred Duligal/lan Bargh Oct 27 Kirk MacDonald Trio w/Lorne lofsky/Neil Swainson Oct 31 Roy Patterson/Jim Vivian --River 413 Roncesvalles Every Thurs: Julie Michels/Kevin Barrett --Rockit 120 Church St. (416) 947-9555 Every T ues Covert Jazz Concept Every Wed Jazz Jam w/Brian Delima Trio Oct 1 Kirk MacDonald/Terry Clarke/Neil Swainson Oct 8 Kirk MacDonald/Terry Clarke/lorne Lofsky Oct 15 Kirk MacDonald/Mike Murley/Jerry Fuller/Stave Wallace Oct 22 Kirk MacDonald/Kevin T urcotte/Bob McLaren/Kieran Overs ·-Top 0' the Senator 249 Victoria St. (416) 364-7517 Oct 2-7 Emilie Claire Barlow and the Barlow Group Oct 9-14 Richard Boukas Trio Oct 16-21 Mike Murley/Brad Turner Quartet Oct 23 Diane Alcorn & The Mark Eisenman Trio Oct 24-28 Jane Bunnett Quintet 18 whofenote O cTOBER 1, 2001 - N o v EMBER 7, 2001

SPOTLIGHT ON MUSIC THEATRE 0, 0, Opera! No shortage of arias to greet the autumn BY SARAH B. Hoon Isabel Bayrakdarian is Adina in Opera Ontario's "~/ixir" "0" is for "October", and also from October 10 to 15. for "opera", and this month, opera-lovers have lots to look forward to. First of all, there are still a few days to catch the Canadian Opera Company's season-opening pair of double bills. Il Tabarro and Cavalleria Rusticana run until October 5, while Bluebeard's Castle/ Erwartung runs until the 6th. But that's by no means the end of the story. Old familiar favourites and a few relative rarities are on offer all month in and around Toronto. Among the rarities: Pier Francesco Cavalli ( 1602-76) belongs to the period of the early Baroque. Born about 150 years before Mozart, in Crema, Italy, he was brought to Venice at the age of 14, and pursued a successful career at San Marco, eventually succeeding Claudio Monteverdi as maestro di cappella there. He was also commissioned to write a festive opera called Ercole Anumte (Hercules in Love) for the wedding of France's King Louis XIV. His La Calisto qualifies as rather rare, but it's getting a full production by Vocal Arts Forum at The Great Hall Opera Ontario antes up with one of the lightest-hearted of the famous operas, Donizetti's L 'Elisir D 'Amore (The Elixir of Love). L'Elisir is not much more than a step away from Gilbert and Sullivan; in fact shows like The Gondoliers sound a lot Iike it, with its brightly tripping melodies full of cheerful plucked strings and gently comic woodwinds. In his fabulous compendium A Night At The Opera, Sir Denis Forman tells us that Donizetti, who had just had a flop at La Scala with a show called Ugo, Conti di Parigi, was nervous about the opening of L'Elisir, and wrote worriedly that "We have a German prima donna, a tenor who stammers, a buffo with the voice ofa goat and a French basso who is not very much ... " He needn't· have worried, because L'Elisir has maintained a spot among the world's favourite operas since it opened in 1832. The story concerns the attempts of old age to thwart young love. There's a magic love TOKONTO 2001/2002 Season! -~f6f6t(\d . o..nrl G,,_o,,o~"o and ~by the v;,,,,,,.,_r,r.l-r SIGMUND

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