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Volume 14 - Issue 8 - May 2009


AuditionsLYDIA ADAMS,Conductor & Artistic Director“a memorable performance”Tamara Bernstein,Globe and Mail, April '08WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THIS DYNAMIC CHOIRWITH THE RAVISHING SOUND FOR THEIR2009/2010 SEASON?Lydia Adams and the Amadeus Choir will performHandel’s Messiah, and works by Daley, Duruflé,Howells, Mozart, Piazzola, Villa-Lobos.And the 35th Anniversary Concert featuring Mozart’sRequiem and Vespers is a concert you want to sing!Experienced choral singers who are goodreaders are invited to contactJoan Andrews: 905-642-8706,jandrews@primus.cato set up an audition in May/JuneInformation: 416-446-0188*May 29 7:15-10pm: Recorder Players’Society. See May 8 workshop.*May 31 2:00: CAMMAC. Singers &instrumentalists are invited to participate in areading of Haydn’s The Seasons, led byGeoffrey Butler. Please bring stands; musicprovided. Elliott Hall, Christ Church Deer Park,1570 Yonge St. 416-421-0779. (nonmembers);students free.*June 7 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early MusicPlayers Organization. Explorations. Led byAvery Maclean, performer and teacher ofrecorder. Bring your early instruments andstand; music available at the door. LansingUnited Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 705-653-5480, 416-537-3733. .CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGINSTRUCTIONFLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS.RCM exam preparation. Samantha Chang,Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM,ARCT. 416-293-1302, PIANO LESSONS FORADULTS … working or retired. Playstandards without sheet music. Swing, blues,boogie, stride, gospel, classical. Feel and understandchord progressions. Private lessons.Royal York and Bloor. Enjoy a carefullyplanned, results-oriented program.Matt Pines 416-234-5500.PIANO LESSONS: All ages, styles – beginner,classical, jazz, pop, RCM exams. Feelthe joy of making music! Peter Ness, ARCT.416-767-9747.PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS – Allages, various styles. Beginner/intermediatelevels for classical, pop, country. Sing for funor prepare for an audition – Express yourselfthrough song! Melissa De Cloet MMus. 416-591-1695 or melissa_de_cloet@hotmail.comTHEORY, SIGHT-SINGING, EAR-TRAINING LESSONS: All grades, RCMexam prep (rudiments, harmony, history,counterpoint). Learning can be fun and easy!Peter Ness, ARCT. 416-767-9747.MISCELLANEOUSARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT orrecital? Looking for a venue? Consider BloorStreet United Church. Phone: 416-924-7439x22 Email: tina@bloorstreetunited.orgGENERAL MANAGER REQUIRED.Part-time position with Viva! Youth Singers ofToronto; annual contract, start date July 12009. Arts management experience necessary.Please forward resume with names oftwo references details about the choir WIDOW, lover of classicalmusic, seeking male companion for concertgoingand friendship. Please contact:Imusici2001@Yahoo.comMUSICIANS AVAILABLEBARD – EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorderand virginal available to provide backgroundatmosphere for teas, receptions or otherfunctions – greater Toronto area. For rates andinfo call 905-722-5618 or email us atmhpape@interhop.netMUSICIANS WANTEDACCOMPANIST: The Scarborough BelCanto Choir ( requires anaccompanist beginning this September. Rehearsalsare Tuesday evenings from 7:30pmto 10:00pm near Warden and KingstonRoads. Interested parties please email briefresume to or callDavid Ramsay at 416-703-5749.ACCOMPLISHED PIANIST required bycommunity based opera company. The successfulcandidate will be an excellent sightreader, have some familiarity with the standardoperatic repertoire and be capable of being“the orchestra” for full-length performances.You should have experience working with andcoaching singers. This position is paid partlythrough the Toronto District School Board. Foran audition contact Music Director Adolfo DeSantis at or 416-878-0573.MUSICIANS & VOCALISTS WANT-ED for charitable fundraising projects. Violins/ Saxophones / Trumpets / Trombones/ Guitar / Piano / Bass / Drumswww.sheratoncadwell.comPhone 416- 712-2555.SERVICESACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAXSERVICE for small business and individuals,to save you time and money, customizedto meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math.CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985.The PERFORMING EDGE Performanceenhancement training in tension management,concentration, goal setting, imagery.Individualized to meet your performance situation.Kate F. Hays, practising clinical andperforming arts psychology. 416-961-0487,www.theperformingedge.comAMOROSONew & UsedCDs Vinyl Records DVDsCLASSICAL OPERA JAZZWORLD BLUES R & B AUDIOPHILEROCK SOUNDTRACK COLLECTABLESWe pay top $$$ for yourCLASSICAL & JAZZ COLLECTIONS4 St.Patrick (at Queen near Osgoode station) 416-591-131344 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMMAY 1 – JUNE 7 2009

MUSICAL LIFE:WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDRENby mJ BuellAPRIL’s CHILD …..Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico haspremiered hundreds of new works. Her 22recordings include music of the 20th and21st centuries, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, andfour with her late husband, MetropolitanOpera baritone Louis Quilico. In 2008 theCanadian Music Centre and CanadianLeague of Composers presented her with the2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award.She is a Full Professor of Piano Performanceand Musicology at York University.Born in Ottawa, Christina studied withBoris Berlin at the RCM in Toronto. Onscholarship at Juilliard (a student of RosinaLhévinne, Jeaneane Dowis and Irwin Freundlich),she made her New York debut at 14as a co-winner of the High School of thePerforming Arts Concerto Competition withfellow student Murray Perahia. She laterstudied at the Sorbonne, and in Darmstadtand Berlin with Stockhausen and Ligeti.Earliest musical memory?My mother singing “Silent Night” andUkrainian songs. Fortunately, she had alovely voice. She always wanted to be asinger and was extremely artistic.Other musicians in the family?Music comes from her mother’s family. Thede Lezcinska family (even I can’t spell it!)was related to the Count Potocki family withties to Chopin. My grandmother talked abouther past: I never believed her until I saw thenames in a Chopin biography. She had agreat ear for music and sang Polish songs.Music in your childhood?My brothers loved sports and thought musicwas torture but always had thelatest music on the radio so Ideveloped eclectic tastes.My mother played classicalrecordings and took me tomany concerts: chamber music,choir, symphony, and theballet. We never missed theMetropolitan Opera broadcasts!My father only went if Iplayed. A journalist for manyyears, he became a translatorfor the RCMP, involved inclassified information. Hehoped I’d become a writer andonly reluctantly allowed me tostudy at Juilliard because Ihad a scholarship and CanadaCouncil grants. He loved hisbooks and writing. My eldest daughter continuedthat tradition: majored in political science,American studies and is now a Professorof History. My younger daughter is aFrench translator for the Government.I made up for that - both my husbandswere musicians!First memories of making music?I started ballet and piano at 4 and 5. Mybrother was learning the piano. One day hewas banging randomly and my mother askedwhat he was doing. He answered: “I’mlooking for middle C”. I was so frustrated Ifound it and played his piece for him. Mymother decided I needed piano lessons.I played for an audience at 6 - I remembergetting dressed up, being on stage. I rememberperforming The Minute Waltz at 7,and duets with other students for festivalsand concerts at 8 or 9. Chamber music andaccompanying was a vital part of my earlytraining and happily remains just as importanttoday.“I played with orchestra for the first time at 10: fun, but I wasangry to miss volleyball and baseball. The piano teachers wereafraid I’d ruin my hands. I have since fractured my wrist,sprained a finger, slashed through my thumb while cooking andother assorted mishaps. It’s all part of life’s adventures andI’m still performing…”When you first thought of yourself as amusician? That’s easy: the moment I wasconscious of making music! More difficultis: when do you think of yourself as a professionalmusician? When you begin to bepaid is usually when you begin to believethat maybe you are worth listening to. Ahuge responsibility begins to weigh on you.Musicians have great respect for history: alwaystrying to live up to legends of the past.Ever think you would do anything else?Piano always won. I had to choose betweenpiano and ballet at 10, then between pianoand writing when I graduated from Juilliardand had a book of poetry published. I’ve had3 books published. I still take courses, attendseminars and colloquiums, and draw.If you could travel back through time to theyoung person in that childhood photo, isthere anything you would like to say?Don’t worry so much about the future, enjoyevery moment of life.MAY’S CONTEST AND APRIL’S WINNERS, NEXT PAGE80 Acadia Avenue, Unit 309, Markham ON L3R 9V1SalesViolin Viola Cello BowsRepair and RentalProfessional violin maker andString instrument rental servicePhilharmonic Music Ltd.SchoolPrivate lessons and examsViolin Viola Cello Bass905-784-2028 www.philharmoniccanada.comETOBICOKE YOUTH CHOIRLouise Jardine, Music DirectorEnter with Singing - 7:30 pm May 2(see Concert Listings – Toronto)NEW MEMBERS WELCOMEAges 7-17Etobicoke Youth Choir Enjoys Singing!416.231.9120 George eyc.secretary@sympatico.caAmateur or Student -all levels, Call all ages!CallMAY 1 – JUNE 7 2009 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM45

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