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Volume 8 Issue 7 - April 2003

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Nadina Mackie Jackson in a stunning production featuring a Vau.xhall Garden's Entertainment followed by the Prologue to Lolly's operatic masterpiece, Armide. La ·Belle Danse presents stage works as authentically as possi­ ~Je, including fabulous costumes especially re-created. for the event. For further information, please see the La Belle Danse website at www labelledanse Now here is a rare opportunity -­ to hear internationally renowned soprano and Grande Dame of early. music, Emma Kirkby, in the Tafelmusik premiere of Handel'~ newly discovered Gloria (April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). The Gloria, unearthed in March of 2001, is an exciting and sparkling soprano ~ showcase, and there are very few ~ who can sing it like Ms. Kirkby ~ can. Other little known choral D ::i' masterpieces on the programme ~ include Mondonville's Dominf,ls ~ Regnavit and works by Zelenka. g; Website: · One of North America's foremost bassoonists, Nadina Mackie Jackson, will perform solo works by Telemann, Scarlatti and Bach in the Toronto Early Music Centre's "Musically Speaking," series (April 13). She is. the only bassoonist to have performed and recorded this remarkable music, revealing both the virtuosic and expressive nature of the rarely heard solo bassoon. This special mini-concert will also t:elebrate the release of her new solo CD, "Ever After:" Her website is worth a look: PHILIP L. DA VIS Luthi er formerly with f.f. Schroder: Fhmkfurt, West Germany A Fine Selection of Small and Full Sized Instruments and Bows • Expert Repairs (416) 466-9619 67 Wolverleigh Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M4J 1R6 If you are serious about music like this, vou need a serious harpsichord. ~ DAVID JENSEN (a serious) Harpsichord Maka: -.--------i :~ I ii Vi Custrnn Made H arpsichords, Tuning, RentBls, Repairs, Restorations www.harpsich,ird-man.c

It's David Fallis' turn to conduct Opera Atelier's period production of the beloved tragi-comedy, The Marriage of Figaro (May 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9) by Wolfg'ang Amadeus Mozart (sung in English) by .singers Dan Belcher, Nathalie Paulin, Curtis Sullivan, Monica Whicher & others. The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will be in the pit. Website: In their final concert of the season, "Ballare e cantare," Sine Nomine Ensemble 1 for Medieval Music explores an extraordinary collection of music from northern Italy (now in the British Library) around 1400 and the rich musical culture of Tuscany at the close of the Middle Ages, through · songs, dances, and engaging readings (May 2). Frank T. Nakashima ( is the President of the Toronto Early Music Centre, a non-profit charitable organization which promotes the appreciation of historically informed performances of early music. Gary An Toronto's Center for Clarinets and Oboes SALES * REPAIR * RENTAL CHORAL SCENE A great number of special choral concerts take place this month, including the traditional feast of Passion concerts across the city on Good Friday (April 18). The superb VocalPoint Chamber Choir do their part in mendinE Canadian-American relations on April 6 with a concert of choral works largely by American composers. The program is centred around Copland's In The Beginning, a difficult piece tha1 seems to be gaining in popularity as it's appearing on choral programs regularly these days. @,,~ tlie souni post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs strings & accessories at guaranteed lowest prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CDN $-Not a US$ price in the store! 93 Grenville St., Toronto M5S 1B4 tel 416-971-6990 fax 416-597-9923 April 1 - May 7 2003 by Larry Beckwith Editor's pick: the only Canadian choir dedicated to the extraordinary and sometimes stanling harmonics of Georgian music, Darbazi tunes up May 3 (musically. and hopefally financialiy as well)for their summer's adventure: an appearance at the Njld International Choral Festival Also on the bill are the oft-heard Frostiana settings by Randall · Thompson and other works by Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin and Ives. CONTINUES Established 1981 OUR PRICE= MUSIC TO OUR CUSTOMERS' EARS YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANOS ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD I GUITARS ALSO USED PIANOS (uPRIGHTS & GRANDS) ... l9 LESSONS• SERVICE• TUNING ACCESSORIES • BOOKS VISIT OUR SHOWROOM of music.416 416-924-7499 +Guitars +Music books +Amps +Digital pianos +Keyboards +Lessons +Accessories +Music software YAMAHA&~y 4 Area Locations: +2431 Yonge St., Toronto 416-485-8868 +Scarborough Town Centre 416-296-8840 +Square One Mississauga 905-896-7766 +349 King S.t. W., Oshawa 905-576-2414 NAXOS NEW FOR THE EASTER SEASON ARVOPART Passio The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. 8.555860 .JW!· IWTTER .Cl'!'i'' JOHN RUTTER Requiem With the Clare College Choir, Cambridge conducted by Timothy Brown. 8.557130 BAROQUE VIOLIN FAVOURITES 8.55~960 Available at all fine record stores 17

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