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Volume 9 Issue 2 - October 2003

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • October
  • Jazz
  • Theatre
  • November
  • Choir
  • Musical
  • Orchestra
  • Concerts
  • Symphony

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& COKE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND ··· Director: John Edward Liddle ·· · President: Dennis J,o~ke " , Mail: 88 Marlin Grove'RdY' '· Etobicoke. ON M9B 4K5 ,'' Tel: 416-410-1570 .. Fax: 416-233-1054 "" www.eccb.ca +.. ,, * ' Spiri~!!d performal}Ces .and magnificent sound ch~ra~e9z,e ,thls.rvibrant ~d widely popular ensemble. Through its 4-part Concert Hall series. 'J:he. Etobico.ke Community Concert Band showcases 'outstafiding Canadian tcilent, . performs music from all periods and features irulovative themes. In concert with its acclaimed , spi!i·off ensemble, the Etobicoke Swing Orche~tra, the band produces an informal summer series of "al fresco" programs and is a major performing partner in ch,aritable events and community causes. ' This season opens with "Big Band Nostalgia!", a· multi-media spectacular that revisits the heyday of the Big Band er.a with great music and fabulous scenes 'of Canada's early dance pavilions and their house bands. "Christmas Pops" lends a light and jazzy twist to the traditional songs and carols that mark the festive season. "Silver Screen" explores a century of Hollywood hits, and challenges the audience to create the prize-winning plot for a newly scored blockbuster theme. "Maritime Rhap-sody" brings home the musical bounty of the Maritimes, from sea shanties to Celtic fiddling. New this season - "Big Band Dance" - by candlelight, in Toronto's beautifully restored Assembly Hall. EloBIC SCHOO F MUSIC ,.Contact lnformatjon Administr.at~r! ''· AnnBalmer '+ Phone: 4~6-23,(4i37 w Address:· + ~ 403 Montrose Ave, 'fotonto 3H2 E-mail: abalmer@tillstream.net The Etobicoke Suzuki scho~i of Music, founded , in 1982, is a co-operati\l'e oft~achers with under; graduate or graduate degrees in music and specialized training 'in the ·· Suzuki method · obtained in North Amerida, Europe and japan. OUr program includes private lessons and group' · classes, as well as music and movement, -· musjcianship and two levels of orchestra. Private lessons are .held throughout Etobicoke, Brampton and West Toronto. Group lessons are · Wednesday evenings in Etobico~. ESSM holds school-wide group concerts in the late fall and spring, and solo recitals in June, with many , other performing opportunities throughout the year. Early in the new year, students participate in our annual.day-long workShop with guest teachers and ·a variety of activities. A key to the Suzuki approach is parental involvement, The parent attends every lesson with the child and acts as "home teacher" in home practice session$. Thus· a strong co-operative relationship between teacher, parent and child is established, and parent ;and child can grow together through the mJtual experience of learning to play an instrument. WbDllDDtl MEMBERS' PROflLES 2003-2004 9 Musical Di *'Rebeur$al dEa !lCJJn (Yo $h~jiparil 111'.eo.. .. , Contuct: Sh~lley G.oodliiiu{t ,J9 Rondeau Drfve, North Yi . Tel .. 4.16-491-1683 .i +* ¥t E·mail: shell.f}r:goodinan@sympali~ Website: www.l~slivC!lwin4orcbestrp. Founded'inNovember 1996;9the'Fes Orchestra rehearses weeklyYand perfbrms concerts to further its mtisicianship and educate the. pub~c. This year's repertoire'Will in~ude classical and cont(;lmporary piece~ of varying difficulty, chosen to chalh;nge and inspire musicians from intermediate to advanced levels. 'Among them are Gershwin's "American in Paris", Hosay's "Black Granite March;'and''Grieg's "Concerto in A minor" for piano. The ensemble's objeCtives are to maintain its high-quality performance level and to serve musicians who are seeking to hone their skills. The ensemble plans to play at local hospitals and perform two public concerts, in December (TBA) and June 15, 2004 at Fairview Library Theatre. An open piano competition will be held in March. Musical Director, Gennady Gefter, is an accomplished flautist and conductor. He currently teaches music at Earl Haig Secondary School and leads several flute choirs. His talent and dedication have taken a small group pf musicians and created this high-calibre conupunity wind orchestra. There's a feeling of family in this ensemble. New members are always welcome. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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