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Volume 9 Issue 1 - September 2003

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The Royal Conservatory

The Royal Conservatory Orchestra Series THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003 Simon Streatfeild conductor Marianna Humetska piano Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Time 8:00 pm Location Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Centre 416.205.5555 Admission adults, students and seniors. Great Artist Series THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2003 ·Martin Beaver violin Time 8:00 pm Location Mazzoleni Concert Hall, The Royal Con~ervatory of Music 416.408.2S24 ext 321 Admission adults, students and seniors I "*" I Canadian Patrimoine "!"'. Heritage canadien The Glenn Gould School iS supported by fund ing from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the National Arts Contribution Program PHILIP L. DA VIS Luthi er formerly with II Schroder: Frankfurt, West Germany A Fine Selection of Small and Full Sized Instruments and Bows • Expert Repairs (416) 466-9619 67 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M4J I R6 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra opens its 'anniversary season with music from sunny Italy (September 17-21) in a program entitled "Italian Baroque with Matthew White". With a career on a meteoric rise and a voice described as "dazzling" (so says The Washington Post), Canadian countertenor Matthew White joins Tafelmusik to perform the dramatic and virtuosic music of Neapolitan composer Alessandro Searlatti and also his Italian compatriots. You may want to visit the website for more details about this and furirre programs. Meanwhile, Toronto's.other baroque orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, presents the music of the other wellknown Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi, in a program for choir and EarlVMusic by Frank Nakashima Kevin Mallon's Aradia Ensemble Major Vivaldi recording project for Naxos under way orchestra (September 13), "Sacred sweetly imprinteth in it a passion full Music of Vivaldi," which explores of great delite." You will hear many some of his less familiar sacred popular forms of the time, including works. Well known for his string thefrotto/,a, early madrigals arranged writing, Vivaldi was also an ordained for solo voice, French chansons, and priest and one of his most important · even some of the tiny pre-Dowland tasks was to write sacred music. English repertoire. Sprinkled among (Thank God!) You should note that ' the songs will be a healthy sampling Aradia will, in time, record all the of lute solos by composers such as sacred music of Vivaldi for the Francesco Spinacino, Francesco da Naxos label. Quite a project! This Milano, Adrian Le Roy, Francis program includes the following Cutting and others. works: Nuall in nwndo pax sincera RV 630, Dixit Dominus RV 595, Jubi/,ate, oanweni choriRV 639, and Gloria in excelsis Deo RV 588, Cello Concerto in C minor (soloist Allen Whear), 2 Violin Concerto in A minor (with soloists Genevieve Gilardeau and Julia Wedman). Music from an earlier period than that mentioned above is the specialty of The Musicians In Ordinary (soprano Hallie Fishel and John Edwards, Renaissance lute). In a program (September 27) which includes early 16th-century solo songs and lute music from Italy, France and England, they note that while part-song (parts, as in "choral") is the repertoire which one often associates with this period, to sing to the lute alone was considered the aim of the Renaissance man. This is music that "pierceth the mind, and The Toronto Early Music Centre's 19th annual Early Music Fair will take place at Montgomery's Inn - see - now restored as a living museum to the 1847-50 period (September 20). Bring your friends and take in some mini-concerts, exhibits, and information about the art of historical music performance. You can listen to the beautiful sounds of recorders and viols played by members of the Recorder Players' Society and the Toronto Early Music Players' Organization. See and hear a variety of early keyboard instruments, historical woodwinds, and other period instruments played by some of the finest musicians in the city! Discover Jhe latest CD recordings by our local artists and browse through early mu.sic books! One of the special fea CONTINUES ON PAGE EIGHTEEN When Music Needs Money 0 . . . . . . . ..


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