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Volume 11 Issue 1 - September 2005

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Quoolibet Colours of Music Festival The third annual Colours of Music takes place from September 23 to October 2. Founder and artistic director, Barrie lawyer and former MLA, Bruce Owen, has organized an astonishing array of talent, both local and from elsewhere, into a 25-concert, 10-day event. It takes place in Barrie, which, provided you are not travelling at rush hour, is only about an hour and a quarter away from Toronto by car, considerably closer than Elora or Parry Sound, two of the major summer festivals. The concerts are all in our further afield listings and can also be seen at the festival's website, www Sweetwater Yet another musical celebration, the Sweetwater Festival takes place in Owen Sound the weekend of September 23-25 . It began last year, the outcome of a chat one long summer afternoon between Owen Sound area residents, retired by Allan Pulker high school teachers, Keith and Jean Medley with violinist, Mark Fewer, now the festival's artistic director. The festival, which takes place over the September 23-25 weekend, offers fine music-making in the superb acoustics of two local churches in and near Owen Sound, just south of Georgian Bay. The weekend festival includes a commissioned work by Luna Pearl Wolff, scored, most unusually, for three violas. This was at the suggestion of Mark Fewer, to put all three outstanding violists (Scott St. John, Douglas McNabney and Virginia Barron) who will be present at SweetWater to work! For further details of the Sweetwater weekend, see our Further a.field listings (page 44) as well as the festival's website, www . swmw .ca, where you will also find an illuminating article on Luna Pearl Wolff by festival administrative director, Keith Medley . Women's Musical Club of Toronto Subscribe to mu;jic in the Afternoon 2005-2006 SeaJon 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 1st Laureate Meredith Hall, soprano April 20, 2006 Bernard Farley, guitar Sylvain Bergeron, lute For more information or to subscribe, call 416-923-7052 Russell Braun, Ian Bostridge, Galina Gorchakova, Cecilia Bartoli Four Great Singers Home grown baritone, Russell Braun, who will make his debut at La Scala this fall, will open Music Toronto's season on September 15, performing Schubert' s Die Winterreise, his recording of which will be released at the same concert. The reviewers love him, and, no wonder. I saw and heard him a few months ago in a concert of Mozart' s music with Isabel Bayrakdarian and Michael Schade. He projects a thoroughly genial persona from the stage, before and after every song, but when he is performing it is as if he has become the song or aria, temporarily transformed by the magic of the music he is performing. Then, on September 28 a singer who needs no introduction to Toronto audiences, mezzo-soprano, Cecilia Bartoli, performs at Roy Thomson Hall with chamber orchestra "La Scintilla" from Zurich. Her program will include arias from her new recording - rediscovered vocal treasures from the "Forbidden Operas" of baroque masters Handel, Scarlatti and Caldara. On October 2 English tenor, Ian Bostridge, will make hi s Roy Thomson Hall debut with his long-time lieder collaborator, pianist Julius Drake, in an all-Schubert program. Although still relatively young, he has a substantial discography, including an all Schubert program with pianist, Lief Ove Andsnes, reviewed in this magazine in October, 2002 and a CD of the music of Faure, Debussy and Poulenc, reviewed last February. Both these reviews can be found at On October 6 at the Weston Recital Hall, Show One Productions Inc. presents Russian soprano, Galina Gorchakova, described by the London Sunday Times as "one of the most important dramatic soprano voices in the postwar era. " Her collaborators for this concert will be the Moscow Chamber Orchestra which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program will feature music written or arranged for the Orchestra as well as music long associated with its illustrious history. The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, whose current musical director is Armenian­ American, Constantine Orbelian, was considered by Dmitri Shostakovich the best chamber orchestra in the world. This will be an evening not to miss. Early in the Month A dramatic change apparent this year this that the concert season is starting earlier in September than it did even a few years ago . The Music Mondays and Music Garden summer concert series as well as the COC's Altamira Summer Arts performances continue into September, and the second annual City Roots Festival has much to offer on Labour Day Weekend. On September 7 the Music Gallery's Lunch Music Series presents accord ion virtuoso, Joseph Petric. 16 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM Back to Ad Index SE PTEMBE R 1 - O CTOBE R 7 2005

The six-concert Music on the Hill Twins series opens on September 8 with In June 2003 Toronto's Mayor soprano Janet Catherine Dea and Mel Lastman and Mayor Gabriele pianist Brahm Goldhamer, and on Albertini of Milan signed an his­ September 10 violinist Eugene Na- toric agreement to strengthen busikamura, who as a child was on our ness, trade, cultural and tourism April 1997 cover. He will perform ties between their two cities. The with pianist Miena Nakamura at agreement called on Toronto and the Toronto Japanese United Milan to promote each other's eco­ Church. nomic and cultural development through various enterprises including exchanges between Heartbeat perform­ The First Annual Chinese Per- ing arts groups. forming Arts Festival, which began in July with the musical show, "Senses," continues in September with "Heartbeat," a dazzling amalgam of dance and traditional Chinese percussion. Think "Riverdance" meets Taiko drumming, Chinese style, and you'll have an idea of what to expect. The production ran from August 2 to 28 in Vancouver and will open in Toronto on September 6, running until October 2 . Highly kinetic, athletic and exciting, the show is the creation of Vancouver-based Dr. Dennis Law, a medical doctor who has embraced a new career as a producer and director of dance and music productions. One such cultural exchange will be taking place on September 27 at the George Weston Recital Hall. I Solisti della Scala Trio will collaborate with four Canadian musicians to present a concert of opera excerpts and chamber music. The concert is presented by Toronto's Ann Summers, whose International Resource Centre for Performing Artists helps young singers bridge the gap between opera school and employment by helping them to gain experience in Italian opera houses. WholeNote publisher Allan Pulker can be reached at Our newest department features a wide seleclio1t ol gullars and accessories for begi1tner lo professionals Sales, Rentals, Repa11s ····· ,. 0 TIIIS \Tll. \Ve feature The Return of a Jazz Legrnd Stromberg guitar.,;, are hack u:ith their legendary sound From ,595 210 Bloor St. West - Toronto - Tel: 416.961.3111 sHow oNE PRonucT10Ns PREsENTs: Russian National Treasures .... CHEBRAl~D SOPRANG~GAUNA GORGHAKOVA & MO~COW_CH· J..j - ''" .,., ,. , 1,.. .,,. • - • .,.,..,,..,,..,,_...., _,,...,. ____ ..,..,__,_,,. ~-· ..,..... . ,· .::· .,,.)!d~ ..!t~Y~ -"'- -~fJ~Ap ' . - .,,,.-- '"-.. / -~~.,..:.r _..,...,-_.,..... .......... ........... .,,... .... g /'.r"" ::;..--- ~ · ~,~,- OCJOlfR1;2oos,JfM. -- 17 Back to Ad Index

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