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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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,-fine Arts Auction Week --. Monday 13 - Friday 17 June 2005 ?pm On View: Friday 10 June 1 Oam - 9pm Saturday 11 June 1 Oam - 5pm Sunday 12 June Noon - 5pm Musical instruments will be included in our Spring Fine Arts Auction on Monday 13 June 2005. For More Info Contact: THOMAS QUIRK 416.847.6185 tq@waddingtons.ca A Neapolitan Violin by Francesco Veriella, bearing the label of the maker reading: Francesco Verzel/a, Fabricante di Strumenti da Corda, Napoli, 1915, Larga S. Antoniello a Constantinopoli, 68 Est. ,000120,000 Quoolibet by Allan Pulker EARLY IN THE MONTH "core ensemble" of If you have the latest incarnation picked up the magazine early there are plenty of interesting concerts in the first few days.of June, from the Talisker Players' "L'amour et la vie," a program of music of a summer music festival in Toronto, the Toronto Summer Chamber Music Festival, which will take the form .of highly contrasting concerts on four consecutive evenings from July 5 to 8 at Glenn Gould Studio. These promise by l 9th century to be some of the fin- Michael Guaman French compos­ est music-making ers and contemporary Canadian composers on June I to the Kitchener-Waterl oo Philharmonic Choir performing Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony", June 4 in Kitchener and June 5 in Toronto. TORONTO SUMMER CHAMBER Music FESTIVAL One of the most dramatic changes brought about by the technological breakthroughs of the twentieth and now the twenty-first century is the diminution of what were once insurmountable barriers of time and space. We can easily speak on the phone to someone on the other side of the world, send them an e-mail which will reach them within minutes, get on an airplane and be in Europe in six hours or put on a CD to listen to a perfomiance that took place six or sixty or more years ago. Parallel with technological developments the study of musicology has brought to light musical works that have been forgotten for generations, thus making accessible the music of other times. Continuing the work of musicologists, many contemporary musicians and ensembles have undertaken to bring to life these discoveries by studying and performing them. One such ensemble is the Arriaga String Quartet, composed of four Belgian musicians who studied at the Juilliard School of Music and named after Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga, a Spanish composer of great promise wha died in Paris in 1826, ten days before his twentieth birthday. The Arriaga Quartet's mis.sion is "unveiling gems by masters of lesser fame, winning them ... enthusiastic followers." This very interesting ensemble is coming to Toronto to be the available in Toronto in July and August and feature works by lesser known composers such as Arriaga and Lekeu, as well as better known counterparts, such as Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Piazzola, Bloch and Debussy. Music Mo NOA vs Every Monday just after noon from May 30 to early September you can leave the noise and teeming activity of downtown behind and go into the cool and quiet of Holy Trinity Church for a fortyfive minute concert, one of the Music Mondays summer series. The series, which began in 1992, is now entering its forteenth year of providing a rejuvenating musical interlude in the heart of downtown. This year, according to artistic director, Susan Crowe Connolly, the theme of the series is diversity. Tpe programs on June 6, 13 and 27 are various configurations of stringed, percussion.and woodwind instruments, June 20 is stride pianist, Bill Westcott and on July 4 the original artistic director of the series, pianist and harpsichordist, Paul Jenkins returns with soprano, Andrea Gerhardt. All the details are in our listings, so do try to make it out at least once or twice to hear some great music in the summer without leaving town. ORCHESTRAL Music On June 4 the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Stephane Potvin, will present a program that includes Jacques Hetu's Third Symphony, a highly successful work that has been played all over the world. June 11 the TSO will feature as soloist Giora Feidman, "the king of klezmer," in a concert that showcases the clarinet in all its classical, Broadway and Klezmer glory! WWW, THEWHOlENOTE.COM ) UNE 1 - )UlY 7 2005

CHAMBER AND VOCAL Music There is plenty of chamber music to select from in June. The music of Ravel, Takemitsu and Schubert will be explored as a vehicle for dance in Via Salzburg's Phantasies and Chrysanthemums program on June 2 & 3; a new group, the Zonnebloem Chamber Ensemble, will perform trio by Beethoven and Brahms on June 3. Two string quartets perform on Sunday, June 5: the Contreras Quartet at 2:00 in Oakville and the Sunrise Quartet at 3:00 in Toronto. Flutist Edward Brescacin and pianist, Cecilia lgnatieff, will give a recital Sunday, June 12; another flutist, Samantha Chang, with musical friends, will give a recital on Friday, June 17. TSO concertmaster, Jacques Israel ievitch, also with musical friends, will give a recital on Sunday, June 19, and on June 20 Music Toronto will present the Gryphon Trio at Jane Mallett Theatre performing Brahms' Piano Trio in C, opus 87, with commentary by composer, Gary Kulesha. There will also be several fine vocal recitals in June. June 7 soprano, Alexa Wing and pianist, Michael Bloss do a noon-hour concert of baroque music at St. James' Cathedral. Is Bobby McFerrin's June I 0 concert at Roy Thomson Hall a vocal recital? I'd say so. On June f3 the Swedish Women's Education Association presents Mia Karlsson, a recipient of the Jenny Lind Scholarship for promising sopranos, in the 5th annual Jenny Lind Recital. Mezzo soprano, Monica Zerbe, a prize winner in 1999 in the first Yrjo Kilpinen Symposium and Art Song Competition, will perform songs by Chausson, Rachmaninoff and Wagner with pianist, Brahm Goldhamer, on June 17. On June 18 soprano, Patricia O'Callagpan and friends present an intriguing program entitled "Carmen Fantasies." Tenor, Corneliu Montano, will sing on June 24 at Roy Thomson Hall as guest artist with pianist, Richard Clayderman and on June 25 soprano, Rachel Persaud, and pianist, Peter Treen will give a recital at Victoria-Royce Presby-. terian Church. In conclusion, the season may be winding down but the music goes on. There are plenty of concerts t? send us into July and August. Women's Musical Club of Toronto Subscribe to mu:iic in the Afternoon 2005-2006 Sea6on Five great concerts for 0! Thursday afternoons at 1.30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture 12.15 p.m. Vienna Piano Trio October 27, 2005 Alain Trudel, trombone November 24, 2005 & members of the TSO \ Jupiter String Quartet January 19, 2006 2004 Banff ISQC Winner Xiang Zou, piano March 9, 2006 2003 Honens pt Laureate Meredith Hall, soprano April 20, 2006 Bernard Farley, guitar Sylvain Bergeron, lute For more information or to subscribe, call 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca Steve Reich Renee Rosnes Russell Braun Susan Hoeppner l3eerley Johnston ryphon. Trio )UNE 1 - )ULY 7 2005

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