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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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TORONTO VIOLIN­ IST

TORONTO VIOLIN­ IST EARLY Music and violist Kathleen Kajioka, who readers will have seen performing with Tafelmusik, Via Salzburg, and the Middle Eastern ensembles Doula and Maza Meze, has formed a new group - Past Per- by Frank Nakashima and Masha Buell THE FINAL profect - with friends ... ··-="'-'---=.__"""----'- K I l K .. k Dan iel a Pierson at1 een a110 a the Soho concert series founders themselves - Johann Bach Christian and Carl Friedrich Abel. ·1f. "Soho Square, 1765" will feature music by all four (June 11 at Kimbourne Park United Church). gram in the Toron- to Early Music (baroque violin). Nicholas Walk- Centre's "Musically Speaking" seer (gamba and violone), and Gabri- ries pres·ents Musick's Handel Shuford (harpsichord), Their maid. Valerie Sylvester and Sheicollective knowledge of baroque la Smyth (violins), Laura Jones performance practice and their (viola da gamba) and Janet Scott multifaceted musical backgrounds· (harpsichord) are joined by special should bring a fresh and inventive guest Thomas Georgi, violin, in a spirit to the eclectic program of program titled "Once Upon a their debut concert "Outrageous Ground", an exploration of the Fortune". They will perform some many forms of the "ground bass" of the more eccentric, wacky and in l 7th century music. sensuous chamber music from tl:ie Baroque period, including works ally with a short and simple repeatby Corelli, Castello, Biber, Schei- ed phrase in the bass part, has prodt, Purcell and Christopher Gib- vided the inspiration for many varbons (June 4 at St. Thomas' An- iations and improvisations. Curiglican Cburch). IF YOU HEARD THEM at the WholeNote Early Music salon in February, or their February "Dresden" event, you'll want to travel with L'lntemporel Baroque Ensemble this month in "Soho Square, 1765 ". Core ensemble members Mylene Guay (historical flutes), Laura Jones (viola da gamba and baroque cello), and David Sandall (harpsichord), propose to re-create an eighteenth century milieu in which some of London's best musicians performed by invitation for society's fashionable and well-connected. These musicians included the child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the "father of the pianofone" Muzio Clementi, as well as This curious musical form, usu­ ouser still, this musical framework re-emerged nearly three hundrep years later: arguably a significant cornerstone for much early jazz, blues, and rock music. Maybe you can't have too much of a good thing ... "Once Upon a Ground" will include works by some of the greatest exponents of this form - Purcell, Biber, Merula, Pachelbel, and Cavalli." (June 12 at Holy Trinity Church). Frank T. Nakashima (franknak@interlog.com) is President ofrhe Toronto Early Music Cell/re, a non-profit charitable organization promoting the appreciation of historically-in- . formed performances of early music www.interlog.com/ - temc PHILIP L. DAVIS Luthi er formerly with f.f. Schroder: Hunkfurl, West Ge1many A Fine Selection of Small and Full Sized Instruments and Bows • Expert Repairs (416) 466-9619 67 Wolverleigh Blvd.. Toronto. Ontario, M4J 1 R6 MUSIC UNLEASHED BAROQUE SUMMER EARLY MUSIC, with its peculiar combined ethos of structure and improvisation, demands flexibility and a love of exploration. Performers need opportunities to recharge creatively, and audiences need opportunities to hear their favourite music outside of the confines of conventional concert halls. Summer festivals provide working musicians, students and amateurs with chances to remember that much of what we call "early music", was not written for professionals to play for captive audiences, but rather for music-loving people to play for, and with, other music-loving people. The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (June 1-14) takes place at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. One of the great benefits of this event is the free concerts such as the opening "Faculty Concert" (June 3) with the Tafelmusik Orchestra and Choir, Ann Monoyios, and Rufu Miiller, directed by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins. There's also the "Faculty Chamber Concert" (June 7). a noon-hour recital played by members ofTafolmusik. The student orchestra and choir of the TBSI under the direction of Lamon and Taurins take their turn on June 11. The Grand Finale Concert combines the talents of the Institute choir and orchestra with that of the parent Orchestra and Choir on June 14. Too good to be true! The TBSI is also open to auditors. If you are not an advanced student, or a pre-professional or by Masha Buell professional player or singer, you can still attend without actually participating. Auditors can register for individual classes for as little as , or purchase daily passes for . An open pass for the events of the entire institute costs 5. This is a wonderful opportunity for serious but less advanced musicians, and non-musicians with a strong interest in period performance and music. Website: www.tafelmusik.org The Grand River Baroque Festival (June 24-26) - A musicallyintense weekend is in store for all those who attend this event not far from Toronto. "You walk into the barn and you feel so relaxed and it all comes back to you ... everyone is so supportive ... the possibilities for unleashed performances are just hanging in the air, waiting," violinist Julia Wedman, a Grand River performing returnee, says. You can hear Bach Cantatas # 12 and #21 with Sharla Nafziger, Laura Pudwell, Joseph Schnurr, and Daniel Lichti; the complete book 2 of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier; Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring violinists Julie Baumgartel, Farran James, Linda Melsted, and Julia Wedman; a Baroque Coffee House featuring the music of Blow, Locke, Purcell and Handel; and Bach's great masterpiece, the St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Victor Martens, with soloists Nafziger, Pudwell, Charbonneau, Schnurr, Lichti, and Relyea. Website: www.grbf.ca Violin, Viola, Cello &'. Bow Sales and Repairs Announcing our professional bow rehair service. Excellent white stallion horsehair. - Violin Bow rehair : - Viola Bow rehair : - Cello Bow rehair : - Bass Bow rehair : Please call 416 221 8826 to set a time for your visit. JUNE 1 - JULY 7 2005

Violins, violas, cellos, and bows Complete line of strings and accessories Expert repairs and rehairs Canada's largest stock of string music Fast mail order serviCe "In this picrure are the early gatherers for last year's opening day parade - more than a hundred recorder-playing people learned the canon ahead of time, composed for the festival by Ma11hias Maute, and another hundred showed up to join in with things to drum on. Four bars of memorable music-making. People said afterwards they appreciated the concerts more because they rhemselves had just spent a half hour playing ...It's the sense of creming something together that's so wonderful. "Susie Napper, Monrreal Baroque ON THE SAME WEEKEND, the Montreal Baroque Festival (June 23- 26) begins with a parade of musicians, and circus artists, followed by intimate concerts in the crypt of the chapelle Notre-Dame-de­ Bonsecours featuring Meredith Hall, La Nef, Les Voix Baroques, Monika Mauch with lutenist Nigel North. There will also be performances of Antonio Caldara's La Conversione di Clodoveo; Handel's Musick for the Royal Fireworks with real fireworks; Coffee Cantatas by Nicolas Bernier and J.S. Bach; and other cantatas (#130, 19, and 149) and concertos (for 1, 2, 3, and 4 harpsichords) by Bach. Other performers include the Toronto Consort, Ensemble Constantinople, and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal. There will also be master classes and workshops offered in voice, baroque trumpet, lute, improvisation, vocal declamation, commedia dell 'arte, Quebecois traditional dance, and lectures/round tables. www.montrealbaroque.com :%jelmusik Baroque Delights FRIDAY, ]UNE 3 AT 8PM (Doors open at 7pm) FEATURIN.G INSTITUTE FACULTY MEMBERS ANN MONOYIOS, SO PRANO AND RUFUS MOLLER, TENOR AS WELL AS THE TAFELMUSIK ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER CHOIR Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (one block west of Spadina) Come hear the music that made us famous! Directed by Jeanne Lamon and lvars Taurins. Musical Interlude TUESDAY, JUNE 7 AT 12NOON WALTER HALL, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (Edward Johnson Building, So Queens Park Ave) For . a lunchtime retreat! Indulge your ears to a concert treat of baroque chamber music. Featuring the Institute faculty and Tafelmusik musicians. Geo. 1 1 D & Co. Limited , CONSERVATORS & PURVEYORS OF Fine & Rare Violins 201 Church St., Toronto, ON. MSB IY7 Tel: 416-363-0093 •Fax: 416-363-0053 Email: ghcl@idirect.com www.georgeheinl.coi;n Canada's foremost violin experts. Proud or our heritage. Excited about the ru1urc. Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Jeanne Lamon, Music Director lvars Taurins, Director, Chamber Choir The Grand J=inale TUESDAY, JUNE 14 AT 7:30PM LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE GRACE CHUR CH-ON-THE-HILL, 300 Lonsdale Road (at Spadina & Lonsdale) The series ends in grandiose style! The combined forces of the Institute orchestra and choir and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir fill the stage for our biggest concert of the summer .. An event not to be missed! Free and general admission to all concerts: • Admission to Baroque Delights, Musical Interlude, and The TBSI Orchestra and Choir are first·come, first-served. No ticket required. • Due to high demand, tickets for The Grand Finale concert must be obtained in advance. Please visit the Tafelmusik Box office at 427 Bloor St. West starting June 6 to receive your FREE ticket. (Maximum 2 per person) - The TBS I Orchestra & Choir SATURDAY, JUNE 11AT 1PM WALTER HALL, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (Edward Johnson Building, Bo Queens Park Ave) The talented Institute participants perform a concert of baroque orchestral and choral works. Directed by Jeanne Lamon and lvars Taurins. WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM SUPPORTED BY: HSBC ID HSBC Securities 11-.111·-............ !t ...... t..)llk Mnuhnlll'I Visit our website at U I( Haljacknun UJJ Found;;ation www.tafelmusik.org or call (416) 964.6337 for more information 19

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