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Volume 10 Issue 10 - July/August 2005

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24 ILL-RACE FESTIVAL of. raclitional Folk Music Fri. July 29th, 7-llpm, Sat. July 30th, 12-12, Sun. July 31st, 1-11 DOWNTOWN GALT, CAMBRIDGE-:-FREE ADMISSION Four Outdoor Stages • Arts & Crafts • Children's Stage • Rain or Shine Anna Massie Band :7h~ .'7Jen ll1 11" 11 L 11nl,nd~· I••UII~m ,.nn (mo.~] h22-21lll lolii rl't' 1-HtlO/-lll-/ShO \\mtll!lt •tnJk .... nLltl\tlllll 2005-2006 SEASON AUDITIONS Under the energetic leadership of Artistic Director Robert Cooper, the Orpheus Choir is moving in new directions. In the 2005-2006 season ... • Join forces with Chorus Niagara for Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man- A Mass for Peace and Christos Hatzis' Sepulcher of Life (Toronto premiere) • Be part of 'A Metro Christmas', featuring Healey Willan's Mystery of Bethlehem • Sing with a massed choir in Roy Thomson Hall in a performance to commemorate the 20th anniversacy of the Chernobyl disaster • Enjoy Primadonna Choralis, a new work written by, and starring, Mary Lou Fallis . Join a vibraot organisation now in its 41st year. Please call416 530-4428 for more information or to book an audition. Orpheus Choir of Toronto: "Expect something different." WoRLD View Global feast continues by Karen Ages As I write this, looking forward Performers are husband and wife to the summer months ahead, I teams George Sawa and Suzanne can't help but glance back to June Meyers-Sawa, Andrea Budgey and 6th, the evening of WholeNote's Randall Rosenfeld , and Nabil She­ "Global Sounds " salon concert at hadeh. Earlier the same day, Dr. the Music Gallery. Those of you Saw a and friends will perform at who were there will, I'm sure, the Toronto Star Stage as part of agree with me on how truly bless- All Over the Map: A Feast of ed we are here in Toronto to have Global Sounds (which runs July been part of this event, whether as 15-17), providing music for the musicians, audience members, or Habeeba Belly Dance academy as in my case, host. The coming to- well as classical Arabic music, and gether of so many different per- the previous day at the Sorauren formers, representing musicat tra- Park Festival (see Summer Music ditions from around the world, is Festival listings) . Readers of this testimony to the musical and cui- column might remember that tural richness of our city. I would George Saw a was the inspiration like to once again thank the indi- and teacher of many of the memvidual artists for so enthusiastical- bers of the now well-known Araly lending their talents, and I thank bic/Greek ensemble Maza Meze. you, the friends of WholeNote, for He still teaches a bit of Arabic singfilling the Music Gallery in sup- ing at home, and occasionally priport of them. vate quanun lessons, though his 1.. Summer is here and it's time to main focus these days is teaching head outdoors. The Celebrate piano. He has also been busy with Toronto Street Festival takes his second book, on the Theories place again July 8 to 10, with a and Practices of Rhythms in Aralarge line-up of musicians and other bic Writings (750-950 AD), soon performers at four locations along to be published by the Institute of Yonge St. , including many world Mediaeval Music in Ottawa; his music performers . Please visit first , Music Performance Practice www events/ in the Early Abbasid Era (750-932 streetfest for schedules and loca- AD) deals with aspects ofperformtions. ance around mediaeval Baghdad. As always, the many venues of Currently h e and his wife Harbourfront Centre are alive Suzanne are working on translatwith music and several mini-festi- ing parts of the lOth century anvals during the summer months. thology The Grand Book of Drop by the Toronto Music Gar- Songs. den , which holds free outdoor Also at the Music Garden, the concerts Thursdays at 7 and most Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble (Japa­ Sundays at 4, through September nese Taiko drumming) performs 18th. On July 17, the Music Gar- August 18; Aruna Narayan perden presents the first in a series of forms classical North Indian muconcerts titled " Mediterranean sic for Sarangi (a 40-stringed in­ Voices" , featuring the Alphara- strument) accompanied by tabla and bius Ensemble in songs from tanpura, August 21 . And August Arabic lands and medieval Europe. 25, vocalist Suba Sankaran and WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM JUBILATE SINGERS AUDITIONS Director Isabel Bemaus leads a chamber choir with an eclectic, multilingual repertoire (from Cuba, Argentina, Estonia, Finland, Canada, Catalonia, France; classical, traditional, contemporary), with a 3-concert series and occasional community performances. Openings in bass, soprano and tenor sections. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30pm at St. Leonard's Church (you are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal). Auditions on a Tuesday evening in September at St. Leonard's Church 25 Wanless Ave. (near Yonge & Lawrence) Call Diane at 416-385- 1502 to arrange a time.

Wayove, a latin band from Columbia; Narcotango, where Tango meets . Electronica; eccodek and High Plains Drifter, two Canadian bands that incorporate pan-global sounds; and Niyaz, a Persian based fusion band. See the daily listings for details and www. ticketpro . ca for advance tickets. The Arabesque Dance Company continues its Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Hummingbird, July 16th tabla player Ed Hanley (of Autorickshaw) are joined by Ernie Tollar on flute fo r an evening of classical and original music inspired by the traditions of north and south India. Incidentally, Auto rickshaw has a very busy summer touring schedule, from Halifax to British Columbia.See www.autorickshaw. ca/concerts.htm . Other festivals at Harbourfront include Dim Sum: Sampling Contemporary Chinese Culture (July 22-24), and Masala! Melmdi! Masti!- South Asian Arts Festival (August 4- 7). For more information on events a t Harbourfront, please visit www. For the last stop on their Canadian tour, the Scottish· Fiddle Orchestra comes to the Hummingbird Centre July 16th. One of Scotland's foremost traditional music ensembles, they promise to deliver an exciting evening of reels, jigs and waltzes that will have you dancing in the aisles! After covering costs, the proceeds of the Canadian tour will be donated to Vancouver Canuck Place, a hospice fo r terminally ill children. Small World Music presents its second annual "Global Cafe", July 13-17 at various venues. Featured performers are Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's best-selling artist; series of "Lay ali Arabesque", with live traditional Arabic music accompanying bellydance soloists every Sunday night at Gypsy Co-Op (815 Queen St. West), July 10 through August 28. July 23 at Arabesque Academy (1 Gloucester St.), they present "Hezz Ya Wezz" , in which the live orchestra accompanies ten professional b.ellydance soloists from around the world. And August 18-20, the Arabesque Dance Co. & Orchestra (led by the aforementioned George Sawa on quanun and vocals) perform at the fFida Grandscale event at the Distillery. Also part of fFida, Arabesque' s Suleiman Warwar will lead dumbek workshops August 13 and 14 at the Distillery . ·see www . ffida . org or for more info on performances and classes. Don't forget to check our Summer Music Festivals listings ·for more events both in and outside of Toronto, some of which include world music concerts. Have a great summer, and see you in September! Karen Ages is a fr.eelance oboist who has also been a member of . several world music ensembles. Contact her at 416-323:2232 or worldmusic@thewholenote. com. PHILIP L. DAVIS Luthier formerly with ].]. SchrOder: FrankfuJt, W~t 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 THE RCM COMMUNITY SCHOOL Make the music you want to make. · Toronto: 416.408.2825 Mississauga: 905.891.7944 GUITARS AT REMENYI HOUSE OF MUSIC Visit us for the best value in affordable student guitars ·Or unique hand made master instruments. Toronto's Complete Music Centre ~]wEe~~I:~~X , J 210 Bloor St. West Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T8. Tel : 416-961 -3 111 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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