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Volume 1 Issue 3 - November 1995

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  • Toronto
  • Yonge
  • Bloor
  • Faculty
  • Glenn
  • Gould
  • Recital
  • Ford
  • Quartet
  • Thomson

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ULSE e TORONTO'S MUSIC e CLASSICAL & NEW 60 BELLEVUE AVENUE ToRONTO MST 2N4 (416) 603-3786; 603-3787 (fax) STOLEN INSTRUMENTS! Sine Nomine Ensemble's news is less happy than last month. On October 15 three of our instruments were stolen from the trunk of our car: •a Gothic harp - 24 strings; roughly 3.5 ft long; narrow, pointed shape; maker's name (Higgs) written in ink inside soundbox; the harp was in a plywood case, approx. 4 ft. by 2.5 ft. •Vielle (medieval fiddle) - size of a viola, 4 strings; carved out of a solid block of maple with a spruce top; elaborate hand-carving (back of neck, pegbox, human figure on tailpiece; 2 bows strung with black horsehair; label inside "Hedgehog Fiddle Co"; the vielle was in a black rectangular case, approx.l ft. by 3 ft. •Renaissance flute - one-piece, keyless, honey-coloured wood; maker's monogram, "BS" about 6 inches below top end; long, narrow cloth case (floral pattern); the flute was in the case with the vielle. . If you see anything that matches these descriptions, please contact Sine Nomine at 416-638-9445, Leslie Tomlison at the Early Music Centre (416) 966 1409 or the Metropolitan Toronto Police, 53 Division at 416-324- 2222. Randall Rosenfeld, Andrea Budgie Editor's note: The Toronto Early Music Centre will be organizing a benefit concert at the Church of St. Stephen-inthe-Fields (College and Bellevue) early in the new year to raise nwney for the replacement of these instruments. Watch for details in our December-January issue. NOON HOUR TREAT I went to a noon-hour organ recital listed in October's Pulse. I recommend it highly as a break from the daily grind. Alas only six other people were there. So I've been spreading the word by telling people about the concerts and giving them copies. Lisette St. Germain LISTINGS BEST Dear Pulse Your new paper is wonderful and well organized. I knew there was a lot going on but I had no idea it was this much. Reviews would be nice, but whatever you do don't shrink the listings. (Pulse stays on my fridge all month.) Naomi Ross THE REAL VIOLA JONES I'm confused. First you say on the cover of October that there are viola jokes inside. Then when I go looking for the jokes all I find is a correction that you meant to say Viola Jones. So I look through everything for Viola Jones and find ... nothing. If it's a viola joke I don't get it. Bradley Young Like a second desk violist we got a bit ahead of ourselves. Viola Jones' column "The Musical Gourmet" starts in our bumper 8-page Dec-Jan issue. We welcome your comments, verbal or i"n writing. Next deadline for commellts is November 20. Gary Armstrong .. ~ Woodwinds J ~ Ltd. •NoT LIKE ANYfHlNG ELSE IN TORONTO• : ~ 26 CUMBERLAND· TORONTO, ONTARIO· M4W 1J5 PHONE: (416) 960.8494 ·FAX: (416)960.1478 1 BLOCK NORTH OF BLOOR BETWEEN YONGE & BAY Stop in and see our new facilities: • All string music accessories, including hundreds of cases. strings, tuners. metronomes. classical videos & morel • An extensive assortment of over 6,000 bowed instrument sheet music pieces. • Early Developmenf'M Materials including Suzuki Books •Our large selection of modem and rare instruments & bows. . r • !~ ,It ~ : ~ l 720 Bathurst Street. Suite 502 Toronto. Ontano MSS 2R4 Phone 4 16-535-6000 Fax 416-535-9650 : I t Toll-Free: ' ~ 1-800-356-4025 ;lFine Jn ,T rumenl' E1pert R epo tr A c ce.\.\U Jt e., She e t Musi c Nice chamber, lousy house! In our September issue we wondered aloud how the Canadian Opera Company was going to manage to render the O'Keefe intimate for their production of Richard Strauss's chamber opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. The answer -- visually they did very well by clever use of big costumes, shadow puppet effects, and a combination of compelling stillness and overdrawn buffoonery. But all the stage magic in the world could not compensate for the big bam's life-sucking acoustics. It's somewhat reassuring to see that clever creative people can come so close to making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. A better way, though, would be to start with a silk sow. Arts funding cuts Various concert producers have mentioned recent drastic Ontario Arts Council Grants reductions. Already at least one concert series that I know of may not be able to finish its season, and there are probably others. There is something we all can do, and it is not very complicated: go to one more concert this month than we would otherwise have gone to. If each reader of Pulse did this, approximately 10,000 more concert tickets would be sold this month than would otherwise have been sold, and this would help our concert producers. Winds in the gallery The Music Gallery can be found at its relatively new downtown location, 179 Richmond Street West, just west of University Avenue. With untiring zeal month after month it presents a vast array of interesting and high quality new and alternative music events. Among their offerings this month are two outstanding wind quartets, 40 Fingers Saxophone Quartet (November 9, picture on the cover), and The Caliban Quartet (November 5), a bassoon quartet (yes, really), who bill themselves as "four oddly enchanting bassoonists"! Their November 5 appearance will be an evening of new music fur bassoons, including the world premieres of electro-acoustic works composed especially for Caliban by two Los Angeles composers, Michael Welsh and Carlos Rodriguez. Concert notes Also on the programme is a new quartet by Toronto composer Walter Buczynski, the Canadian premiere of How like pellucid statues, Daddy by John Corigliano, a duo for bassoon and electric guitar by Ottawa's Jan Jarvlepp and a new work for four bassoons and four cellos by New York composer, Lois Vierk. Caliban's unique blend of virtuosity and surprise promises to make · this an entertaining as well as an unusual evening. Play of Daniel ( 1968 revisited) Friday November 3 the Toronto Consort will be giving us a rare opportunity (the first, we think, since it was done at the University of Toronto in the winter of 1968) to see and hear a production of the 13th century liturgical drama from Beauvais, France, The Play of Daniel. If you are interested in the development of music theatre/opera, if you enjoyed Arbor Oak's production of The Beggar's Opera, or if you just want to see a good show, with lots of spectacle and some powerful music, then don't miss this one. Chamber music It's a good month for chamber music in Toronto. There will be seven performances by top flight string quartets, an average of one every four days, two woodwind quintets (lOth), and a brass quintet, The Empire Brass (4th). There are also opportunities to hear some great local ensembles: The Amadeus Ensemble (5th), The Toronto Classical Players (11th), Baroque Music by the Grange (12th) and Amici (24th). Admirers of Henry Purcell's music will have four opportunities to hear his work, including his moving Funeral Music for Queen Mary (8th) and his concerto for piccolo trumpet and strings (18th). In case you haven't noticed, The Ford Centre for the Arts is offering Pulse readers a 20% discount on admission to the recital on the 15th by American music luminaries, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist/composer, Lukas Foss, who will present a sampling of 20th century American music. Enjoy We could go on and on this month! There are so many other events that do not fall into the categories mentioned - orchestras, choirs, soprano soloists and pianists. They are all here in Toronto's only publication dedicated to the live concert scene. Index of presenters with dates of events Academy Concert Series: 11. Aldeburgh Connection: 12 . Amadeus Ensemble: 5. Amici: 24. Ancient Comic Opera: every day except Mon .. Assembly of Voices: 26. Baroque Music by the Grange: 12. Canadian Opera Company: 28,29 . Church of St. Mary Magdalene: 4. Classical Cabaret: 26. Elmer lseler Singers: 1 0,22,24. Exultate Chamber Singers: 10. Faculty of Music: 2,3,8,9,1 0,11, 13, 17, 22,24,25,27,29,30. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts: 2,3,4,5,7,1 0,11, 12.14, 15, 1617,24,25,30. Glenn Gould Studio: 2,5, 7 ,9, 10, 14, 15,16,17, 18,19,23,24,25,26. Harbourfront : 4,5, 12, 18, 19. Massey Hall: 8,28. Mooredale Concerts: 4,5. Music TORONTO: 16,21 ,30. Music Umbrella Concerts: 10, 18. MusicGallery: 5,7,8,9,10,11,14,15, 16,17,21,2,29. North York Symphony: 18,23. Opera in Concert: 11,12,24,25. Opera Atelier: 21 ,25,26. Penderecki String Quartet: 2, 15. Roy Thomson Hall: 17,27. Royal Conservatory of Music: 5,1 0,12,19,26. Schola Cantorum Concerts: 25. St. Paul's Church: 1 ,8,15,22,29. Tafelmusik: 29,30. Tapestry Music Theatre: 1, 2,3,4,5. Toronto Consort: 3. Toronto Symphony: 1,8,9,11,16, 18, 20,21,22,28,29,30. Toronto Youth Symphony Orchestra: 25. Toronto Early Music Centre: 12. Trinity-St. Paul's Vocal Series: 12. Women's Musical Club of Toronto: 23. Yorkminster ~ark Church: 1 ,8,15,22,29.

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