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Volume 8 Issue 1 - September 2002

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Toronto Philharmonia

Toronto Philharmonia Thursday, Sept 26 at 8 pm Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 , . Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Saturday, Oct 5 at 8 pm Cross-Border Baroque , , JOSE VAN DAM, Baritone Maciej Pikulski, piano Friday, Oct 18 at 8 pm i Special GALA tickets available by calling 416.250.3716 SCHUMANN: Dichterliebe and Zwolf Gedichte , , by Allan Pulker CROSS CANADA REALITY CHECK We have no aspirations to be a national magazine: I have often flipp an tl y remarked that The WholeNote is unapologetically Toronto-centric! Not that we think Toronto is the centre bf the musi- We both knew that his ad in The WholeNote would reach a group of people intensely interested· in the subject of his festival, but as to whether this will translate into Toronto ticket sales, we can only guess. So, readers, help us out! If you are able to take advantage of the , information in the Montreal Chamber Music Festival's advertisement on page 39, we would like to hear from you about it. ' cal unive~se; just that it is a hotbed ANN IVE RSA RY of musical activity, about which Composer Nick Peros responded most people living here would be . to the World Trade Center carnage ignor,ant without us, and it's a full- by composing a new choral work, time job to cover it adequately. So Prayer of Consolation, which will it is only occasionally that we look be performed by The Palestrina very much further afield. Choir of Washington, D.C. at I was, therefore, amazed when I Washington National Cathedral the picked up the phone a couple of evening of September 10. Our condays after the advertising deadline gratulations to Nick on his accomand found at the other. end of the plishment, .not only producing a.sigline the voice of Denis Brott from nificant artistic response to the Montrectl, asking to book a full-page events of September 11, 2001, but ad in the WholeNote for his also for its performance at one of upcoming chamber music festival. the. most prominent venue~ in the Entitled "Aimez-vous Brahms?" it United States. will be presenting that composer's Another response to the annivercomplete chamber music, performed sary is a "Requiem for Al~ Victims by a blue-chip (so to speak) roster of Violence" at St. Thomas's of musicians. Church on September 11. This will PHOTO: SUSAN PEROS Nick Peros be an actual mass, the music for which will be Gabriel Faure's Requiem. For some years now the SH or- · ganization has been undertaking projects to reduce suffering, such as building schools, providing safe drinking water, food and clothing in south-east Asia, India, Africa, Kosovo and even New York City after September 11 . It will present two fundraising concerts, one on September 13 in Montreal and the second on September 14 in Toronto. The performers in both will be five remarkable musicians, tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, sardd player Aashis Khan, percussionist Alliance Francaise ..!) de Toronto FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CENTRE New sessions starting throughout the year Free evaluation Toronto: 416-922-2014 North York: 410-221-4684 Mississauga: 905-272-4444 Part-time French , courses at all levels' groups • private • companies ~ conversational writing • business • legal • babies •children 10 www. alliance-francaise. com www.thewholenote.com p •

Randy Gloss, and g,uitarists biggest initiative to date, the first Miroslav Tadic and Vlatsko annual Small World Festival, Stefanovski. which will continue until October WOW! 6. For more information log on to WORLD MUSIC www .smallworldmusic.com. Another initiative that builds bridges between music and people is A,rtsweek (September 21to29), which provides opportunities to experience a wealth of artistic (including musical) activities: sound sculpture, singing and harmonizing, , scat singing, drumming, dance, concerts, early music, busking, . open rehearsals, lectures, etc. For information call 416-597-8223 or log on to www.artstoronto.com. ETCETERA The 2002-03 season is just beginning: While our concert listings are fewer than they will be in later months, our Announcements •.• EtCetera file (starting on page 41) I Lolo will peiform at the Small is already bursting at the seams - World Festival lectures_pn Wagner and designing One reason the 5H concert will be opera sets, a jazz piano master class, interesting is because it will be a' workshops for vocal technique, for musical exchange bridging several recorders; viols and ·.reed instru- - musical traditions. Alan Davis's ments and for South American, Small Wor ld Music has been West African and Caribbean drumbringing the music of other cultures ming - to name a few. Why not get to Toronto for the past five years. out to at least one event listed there: On September 26 he launches his you will bt1 glad you did. 8,000 Sheet Music Titles! Canada.'s largest selecti.on of sheet m'l!sic tides for strings. Avail. d convenient maif-;ord As a fall-service string shop - we offer the following: + Violins • Violas • Cellos + Instrument Rentals + National Mail-Order Serv· + Repair, Restoration, an + Strings Accessories,' B . 26 Cumberland, 2nd Floor. Tel: 1-416-960-8494 Email: sha..@globalscrve.net (#/~TORONTO . Free Packing! Open Mou.-Sat. 10-6 Thurs. until ti pm. 2002-93 .SEASON .+ CHAMBER ·MUSIC D OWNTOWN QUARTETS THURSDAYS Oct. 10 · Emerson Quartet Oct. 24 Schubert Ensemble ·Nov. 7 Prazak ·Q uartet Nov. 28 Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc , w ith p ianist Dang Thai Son Jan. 16 St. 1 Lawrence Quartet Feb. 20 . Pe nderecki Quartet ' Mar. 27 Orion Quarte t .Apr. 10 Tokyo Q uartet PIANO Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Feb. 25 Mar. 18 Apr. 1 I TUESDAYS Michel Dalberto Pascal Roge and Vanessa Benelli Markus Groh Andreas Haefliger Loliise Bessette ENSEMBLES-IN-RESIDENCE Oct. 1 Gryphon Trio , 9 ec. 3 Music TORONTO Chamber Society Jan. 28 Mar. 4 TUESDAYS with pianist Ma 1-c ~Andre Hamelin - M usic TORONTO Chamber Society Grypho n .Trio : . DIS~OVERY THURSDAYS Jan.· 23 Krisztina Szabo, mezzo soprano Feb .· 13 Laura Wilcox, violist Mar. 13 Ian Parker, p ianist CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS Dec. 3 M usic TORONTO Chamber Society with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin Feb. 13 Laura Wilcox, violist Feb . 20 Penderecki Quartet Apr. 1 Louise .·Bessette , p ianist AFFORDABLE + ACCESSIBLE + INTIMATE + EXHILARATING www.music-toronto.com . September 1 - O ctober 7 2002 at ~l[jjJllC.CJ; Jane Mallett Theatre ~ St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts www.stlc.com ' 416-366-7723+1-800-708-6754 ' www. thewhole note:com SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM STILL AVAILABLE SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd . \ 11

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