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Volume 10 Issue 1 - September 2004

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QUODLIBET Eli at 80 by

QUODLIBET Eli at 80 by Allan Pulker Toronto Philharmonic Sept. 23, 2004 - Spanish Fiesta Oct. 21 , 2004 - Keyboard Classics Nov. l l , 2004 - Voices of Victory Dec. 16, 2004 - Sounds of the Season Feb. l 2, 2005 - Beethoven's Seventh Apr. 28, 2005 - Prague Opera Gala May l 9, 2005 - Spring Classics Orchestra Toronto Oct. 24, 2004 - Russian Storytellers Dec. l 2, 2004 - Viennese Holiday Feb. 20, 2005 - Le Jazz Hot for a Winter's Afternoon April l 0, 2005 - A Ukr,ainian Celebration . May 29, 2005 - The Three B's; .. Really! Royal Opera Canada Oct. 14-23, 2004 - La Traviata Nov. 25 - Dec. 4, 2004 Eugene Onegin Mar. 3-12, 2005 Cavalleria Rus,ticana & I Pagliacci May 5-14, 2005 - Madama Butterfly As long as most of us can remember, the classical guitar has been popular. Stores have a large selection, private teachers abound, guitar is taught in every private music school and even some public high and senior elementary schools. Those wishing to pursue it professionally, can do most post-secondary institutions. Classical guitar recordings abound and actually get airtime! Most issues of WholeNote feature at least one guitar recital or concert. It was not. always so. In 1951 ·of LPs on the first floor, carefully when Eli Kassner, whose 80th birth- organized sheet music in his second day will be celebrated at Walter Hall floor studio, and everywhere on the Sept 18, arrived in Toronto, the gui- walls his paintings, reveal a proditar was looked down upon, not only gious and energetic talent tirelessly in Canada but also in the United engaged in the arts. Some of the States and Europe, as a "cowboy" paintings were recent, some go back instrument, good enough only for to the late 1940s, living in Israel. A the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Au- large painting of a village caught my try and Hank Wi!liams. Julian Bream eye, the Mediterranean sun glowing tells the story of being reprimanded from it, .making that moment about for playing the guitar in a stairwell 55 years ago as alive now as it was while a student of piano and corn- then. "I did that on drafting paper," position at the Royal College. I went to Eli Kassner' s quiet downtown Toronto home to talk to him about his influential career. Shelves he told me, "that's all there was, but it didn't absorb so now the paint still looks as if it is wet!" Toronto Sinfonietta 2004 - 2005 Season Matthew Jaskie.!'icz,, !.i.!jc _!>.irni;!oI0.,.Affe _ •. . • . ·· . .• .;:;::i:: : . .. . ,,.- .:

Saturday October 2, 2004 Co-presented with The Music Gallery Hammerhead Guest Ensemble: Hammerhead Consort, Edmonron Corey Hamm and Haley Simons, pianos Trevor Brandenburg and Darren Salyn, percussion music by +Bashaw, +Forsyth, +Godin, +Hamel* & Helweg* Monday February 28, 2005 Glenn Gould Studio New Music Concerts' Greatest Hits Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano NMC Ensemble directed by Robert Aitken landmark scores by +Tremblay, +Mather, and more Sunday November 21 , 2004 Co-presented with The Music Gallery Generation 2004 J.:Ensemble contemporain de Montreal Veronique Lacroix, artistic director Featuring young composers from across Canada: +Edwards, +Gilbert, +Gagnon, +Stewart & Oroszco Friday April 1 • 2005 Glenn Gould Studio An Evening with Heinz Holliger In conjuction with the Faculty of Music, NMC presents the Michael and Sonja Koerner Distinguished Visitor in Composition at the University of Toronto. Works by Holliger* and Carter featuring Patricia Green, the NMC Ensemble, & U of T Contemporary Music Ensemble Sunday January 9, 2005 Glenn Gould Studio Japanese Sh6 virtuoso Mayumi Miyata with Robert Aitken, flute, Joseph Macerollo, accordion, and the Accordes string quartet • Gagaku selections and music by Hosokawa*, Suzuki* & Cage* Sat I Sun January 22 I 23, 2005 The Music Gallery Three Cities in the Life of Dr. Norman Bethune a chamber opera by Tim Brady featuring Bradyworks with Michael Donovan, baritone, plus solo electric guitar works by +Brady, +Schafer & +Lussier Sunday May 1 • 2005 Glenn Gould Studio Co-presented with Goethe lnstitut Toronto The Music of Jorg Widmann The rising young German clarinetist and composer performs his music with the NMC Ensemble and Accordes (4 Canadian premieres) Friday May 27, .2005 Co-presented with The Music Gallery Wild, Wired West Keith Hamel curates a concert of chamber music with computers NMC Ensemble directed by Robert Aitken with soloists Joseph Petric, accordion & Max Christie, clarinet music by +Hamel, +Steenhuisen*, +Pritchard, & +Radford * Premiere performances I + Canadian work Programs and artists subject to change c:anada Council Consell des Arts © for the Arts du Onada torontdartsbounci I UOUNllO Ml ·t...,,...-;11, (l.lflSOl!lt.1 ... llC!tlTAJllU The SOCAN Foundation Quebec:: Bureau du Quebec

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