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Volume 8 Issue 1 - September 2002

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COVER sToRv:' NDW'syour chance ,to join a community band continued from page 7 DUNDAS CONCERT BAND Conductor: Bill Rolfe Contact: Kurt Schipper (905) 628-851 t Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. at Dundas Town Hall, Main St. W., Dundas · Instruments needed: euphonium, flute, clarinet, trombone, oboe, bassoon · FESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRA Conductor: Gennady Getter Contact: Shelley Goodman (416) 491-1683 Website: http:// www.festivalwindorchestra.lovesmusic.com Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Earl Haig S.S., room 163, 100 Princess Ave. North York Instruments needed: percussion, oboe, low brass, low reeds, trumpets, clarinets . GALT KILTIE BAND Conductor: David Davidson Contact: (519) 624-9934 (recorded message) Website: http://www.kilties.cambridge.on.ca/ Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. ·please contact for location Instruments needed: clarinets, bass clarinet, flutes, oboe, tuba HART HOUSE SYMPHONIC BAND Conductor: Keith Reid Contact: (416) 978-2452 Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Hart House ~ Instruments needed: all, but audition and Hart House membership are required NEWMARKET CITZENS BAND Conductor: Leslie Saville Contact: Nancy Bracken (905)478-2530 • Website: http://members.rogers.com/ dbl-bass/ncb/ Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. at Lions Hall, Newmarket Instruments needed: bassoon, bass clarinet, percussion (all welcome) OAKVILLE WIND ORCHESTRA Conductor: Chris Arthurs Contact: Jacquie Holmberg (905) 338-8114 e-mail address: · · jacguie.s.holmberg@can.dupont.com Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge S.S., Glenashton Rd., Oakville Instruments needed: tuba, clarinets, bassoon, ·euphonium, percussion PICKERING CONCERT BAND Conductor: Andrew Locker Contact: Marie Narini (905) 571-1785 Website: www.coricertband.ca Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at East Shore . Community Ce~tre, Liverpool Rd., Pickering Instruments needed: _all THORNHILL COMMUNITY BAND Conductor: Bobby Herriot Contact: Joan or Lawry Sax (416) 223-7152 Website: http://members.rogers.com/tcband Rehearsals: Tuesdays; 7:30 p.m. at Westmount CJ., Bathurst & New Westminster, Vaughan .• Instruments needed: clarinets, bassoon, horns, percussion TRILLIUM WIND ENSEMBLE Conductor: John Guerriere Contact: John Guerriere (416) 465-8131 Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:'30 p.m. at St. 46 · Michaels College School (corner of 'st. Clair & Bathurst) Instruments needed: clarinets, flutes, low brass ' ' CALEDON CONCERT BAND Conductor: Rob Kinnear Contact: Andrew Dunn (905) 857 · 7629 Website: http://caledon.bandmusic.ca Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Anglican Church, 22 Nancy St., Bolton Instruments needed: clarinets, trumpets, horns ETOBICOKE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact: Dennis Locke (416) 622-8389 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Etobicoke C.I., 86 Montgomery Rd. Etobicoke . Instruments needed: bass clarinet, bassoon HAMILTON CONCERT BAND Conductor: Bobby Herriot Contact: Dave Pearson (905) 772-5205 Website: ,http://www.haflliltonband.com Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 at Emmanuel United Ch_urch, Upper Ottawa & Mohawk., ' Hamilton Instruments needed: horiis, pe~cussion, euphoniumrbassoon MISSISSAUGA PliPS CoNCERTBAND Conductor: Oenny Ringler Contact Allan Harris (905) 681:2047 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Eden United Church, NW cornerof Winston Churc.hill & Battleford, Mississauga Instruments needed: n/a · THOROLD REED BAND Conductor: Brian Williams Contact Brian Williams (905) 227-0150 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., St. John's Anglican Church, Ormond St., Thorold Instruments needed: all CLARINGTON CONCERT BAND Conductor: Barrie Hodgins Contact: Janet Cringle (905) 987-1569 Website: http://www.geocities.com/ ·· claringtonc9ncertband Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at Bowmanville Sr. P. S., 105 Queen St., Bowmanville · · Instruments needed: all FORT ERIE LEGION CONCERT BAND Conductor: Brian Williams Contac1: Brian Williams (905) 227-0150 Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fort Erie Legion, Military Rd., Fort Erie Instruments needed: all LYDIAN WIND ENSEMBLE Conductor: Calvin Friedri~h Contact: William Patton (905) 666-3169 email: wpatton@sympatico.ca Rehearsals: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., call for location in Ajax Instruments needed: all, auditions within rehearsals NORTH YORK CONCERT BAND Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact: Sidney Gangbar (416) 781.-6728 Rehearsals: Thursdays, 8000 p.m. Instruments needed: all SWANSEA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND ·Conductor: Frank Evans Co~tact: Michelle Springer (416) 286-1045 e-mail address: michellespring68@hotmail.com Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. at Western Technical and Commercial Schqol, 123 Evelyn Cres. Toronto (starting Sept. 19) Instruments needed: low reeds, low brass BAYFIELD WINDS CONCERT BAND Conductor: Hugh McGregor Contact: Paul Dearlove (519) 565-5611 Rehearsals: every 2nd Sunday, 1' :30 p.m. at Goderich D.C.I. Instruments needed: low reeds, horns, oboe GUELPH CONCERT BAND Conductor: Colin Clarke Contact: Leslie MacDonald (519) 837 -0276 Website: http://www.concert·band.guelph.on.ca/ Rehearsals: Sundays, 7:00. p.m. at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St. Guelph Instruments needed: all NoRTHDALE CONCERT BAND Conductor: Stephen Chenette Contact: Karen Bower (416) 283-4963 Rehea·rsals: Sundays, 7:30 p.m. at Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave., North York Instruments needed: string bass, oboe, bassoon Brass Bands FERGUS BRASS BAND Conductor: Bill French · Contact: Biil French (519) 877-9453 Website: http://www.icomm.ca/fergusbb/ index2.html Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on Blair St., across from the Fergus Legion Instruments needed: all WESTON SILVER BAND Conductor: Robin Mccubbin · Contact: Dave Pearson (9Q5) 772-5205 Website: http://wwv-i.westonsilverband.org Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Central United Church, Weston Rd. N. of Lawrence Instruments nee.de& cornets, Eb or B~ tuba, 2nd baritone YOUTH BANDS BURLINGTON TEEN TOUR BAND Conductor: Bili Hughes. Contact: Rob Bennett, Musi~ Programs coordinator, (905)335-7807 · Website: http://www.teentourband.org Rehearsals: Music Centre in Burlington's Central Park· call for times Instruments needed: all ETOBICOKE Yriurn BAND Conductors: Les Dobbin and Ken Hazlett Contact: Michael Samotowka (416)-239-9724 · Website: http://www.eyb.com Rehearsals: call Instruments needed: all, but audition is required HANNAFORD STREET YOUTH BAND . ·Conductor: Larry Shields Contact: Larry Shields (416) 503-8673 Rehearsals: Saturdays Instruments needed: all brass & percussion· membership is by audition, pis. call for info package www.thewholenote.com MISSISSAUGA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SYMPHONIC WINDS Conductor: John McGuigan Contact: Kathy Grell (905) 815·8125 -Website: http://www.myomusic.ca Rehearsals: TBA Instruments needed: all, audition is required TORONTO YOUTH WIND ORCHESTRA & CONCERT WINDS Conductors: Colin Clarke & David _Lum Contact: Adrienne Pluim 1519) 835-0492 or tywomanager@yahoo.ca Rehearsals: Sundays, 1 :00 p.m. at St. Michael's College, 1515 Bathurst St. at St. Clair Instruments needed: all, call for audition info And a final note: . Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Band are always on the lookout for players to fill out their ranks for· the remainder of the CFL season. II you subscribe to their philosophy "faster + louder - better", then give Musical Dictator (not a typo!) Steve Hayman a call at 416-769- 284 7, or go to their website, http:// www .argonotes.corn. Merlin Williams is the writer of WholeNote 's monthly column "BandStand." If you have updates to the band hst, they can be forwarded to Merlin at (416) 489-0275 {h), or on the web · at www.attcanada.ca/- merlinw or by e-ma1Z· merlinw@attcanada.ca. Really good food that ~ just happens to r~ . @ be vegetarian! {/) Before your concert join us for dinner. Pay-by-weight delicious, healthy buffet ·to save you time & money. French country ki~chen· atmosphere and serene ambience. Licensed for wi11e and beer. Oprn daily. 200/o off on yo1ir first visit with ad 65 5 Bay St. (ente1: off Elm) (416) 596-9364 toronto.com/lecc;>mmensal . We are a 10 -minute walk ' from many theatres. Inquire about .00 parking for dinner & show. September 1 - Octobe r 7 2002

DISCOVERIES is a CD review section designed to, complement and enhance our pre-eminent coverage of Toronto's live classical and new music concert scene, featuring reviews 'f;y WholeNote columnists and independent contributors. CDs are considered for review in the following categories: J; "Conceit prep"-- CDs, new or otherwise, which tie iwwitb events beingjeatured in the current issu~ of the magazine. Note that many discs in the other categories also relate to upcoming events as noted; 2. New and Recent Releases - newly released CDs rel(!vant to o~r magazine's coverage of the music scene; IN DISCOVERIES THIS ISSUE CONCERT PREP pages47-48 -Of Heart and Homeland: Duo Concertante -Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame: Kirov Orchestra I Valery Gergiev . Tchaikovsky, arr. Thibaudeau: La Dame de Pique: Orch. des Grands Ballets Can. de Montreal I Jacques Lacombe -Judy Loman: Favourites -Jazzstory NEW AND RECENT RELEASES _ · . pages 48 -50 -Earth Chants: Music of lmant Raminsh Vancouver. Chamber Choir /Jon Washburn -A & D Scarlatti: Concerti & Sinfonie Europa Galante I Fabio Biondi - In Tavolatura: Rachelle Taylor, harpsichord -Mahler Symphony No. 10 (reconstructed) Polish Nat'I. RSO I Rob~rtOlson -Gavin Bryars -Three String Quartets 3. "Wolth repeating" - CDs newly The Lyric Quartet re-issued, or previously released ~ut still generally available, de,emed . Kevin Volans- Hunting: Gathering/The Duke Quartet panicutarly ~otewon~y by a me~er of our eduonal panel, _ , · WORTH REPEATING pages 5 o . 52 4. ·"lndie list" _ ,Small label and · -Smoke Rings: Glen Gray I Casa Loma independent release CDs, often ~r.che~tra , , . . . fi . .nd. 'd ls or groups active Dun s1ecte a I autre. Vanous artists eatunng i ivi u:1 - . The Best of the Rosenberg T no on the local music scene. _Richard Strauss:Also Sprach S. "Disc(s) of the month" -Discs of Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel; special interest, often with .__a Ein Heldenleben; Tod und Verklarung · panicular connection t~ th~ month 's Berlin Phil.I Herbert von Karajan concen activities or edltonal focus. INDIE LIST I We think DISCoveries is a logical pages 52 · 53 · and ·exciting extension of The '. Canot-camping: expedition 4 ·Jean Derome and ensemble Wh6leNote 's coverage of the Toronto -TheMarmots-TreacleWall music scene. We welcome your feedback and invite submissions. Cata­ UBC Choir and Symp. I Bruce P.ullan -Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius - logues, reView copies of CDs and comments should be sent to: The DISCS OF THE MONTH WholeNote, 60 Bellevue Avenue, page54 Toronto ON M5T 2N4. We also welcome .your input via our website, Violin · Erika Raum/ Anton Kuert1 . Czerny: Graod Sonata for Pianof?rte & www.thewholenote.com. . S0chumann: Concerto in A minor; Introduction and Allegro appassionato; David Olds, Editor, DISCoveries Konzertstuck. Anton Kuerti, CBC Radio Orchestra'/ Mario Bernardi CONCERT PREP Of Heart and Homeland Duo Concertante ATMA Classique ALCD 2 1025 Conce'rt Note: Duo Concenante will be perform_ing on Thursday, September 26'h with tenor Darryl Edwards in Walter Hall (U of T) at _ 12:10 as pan of the Thursdays at Noon series. This disc from Duo Concertante Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame - (Nancy Dahn, violin and Ti~othy Kirov Orchestra, Chorus and Steeves, piano) announces itself ·Soloists; Valery Gergiev with strength, right from the .Philips 438141-2 opening of Sonata for Violi~z and Piano by Janacek. Seventy mmutes Tchaikovsky, arr. Thibaudeau: of music flow from the La Dame de Pique Newfoundland-based duo, covering Orchestre des Grands Ballets pieces· by de Falla, Shostakovich, Canadiens de Montreal; Smetana, Dvorak, Piazzolla and Jacques Lacombe Canadian composer Michael Analekta AN 2 8816 , - Parker. ' Conductor Valery Gergiev and his The Fantastic Dances, Op. 5 by Kirov Opera Orchestra and Chorus Shostakovich are presented in a have produced an ideal recording of violin/pianq _arrangement that Tchaikovsky's magnificent opera. shows the three dance movements With compelling conviction, in a new light. Unfortunately the .Gergiev creates musical. drama .on arranger is not credited. De Falla's a magisterial scale. Usmg a n~h Suite Populaire Espagnole is given palette of colours, the orchestra 1s a particularly spirited pe.rforn;iance. unsurpassed in its expressiveness. Of special interest 1s Michael The stellar cast of Russian singers Parker's In Memoriam, Op. 43, captures every nuance of characterization in Tchaikovsky's score. 'from 1991. The Newfoundland composer has created a work that Maria Gulegina is riveting in her chromatically twists in several portrayal of the passionately determined yet tragically vulnerable directions in the process of a climactic bulldup, ending as it begins Lisa, and Olga Borodina is a.ravishing Pauline. Their Moz~rtea~ with a violin solo. Astor Piazzolla's Grand Tango pastoral duet "Moi m1len~1 closes the collection, played here in druzhok", where they b,lend exq~1- a violin adaptation; the original was sitely, provides one 'of many for cello and piano. The haunting highlights. . dreamlike quality of the Argentine As the old Countess, Irma composer is present here in full Arkhipo;a is formidable. Vladimir · measure . . Chernov sings Y eletsky with ·such . ·Dahn and Steeves are superb depth that he makes his declaration musicians. Music on this disc is a of love to Lisa, "Ya vas lyublyu", worthy follow-up 'to their A Deux which is one of the most gorgeous of 2000, ·flowing with deft arias in the baritone repertoire, assurance, without showy overconfidence. The balance between heartrending in ·its futility. Gegam the, violin and the piano is pleasing to the ear. The cover photograph shows the pair dressed somewhat casually, as if to emphasize their youthfulness, and _sets them apart from that older talented, if straightlaced, violin/piano duo ofAtlantiG Canada, Phillipe Djokic and Lynn _ Stodola. JohnS. Gray

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