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Volume 15 Issue 1 - September 2009

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Oct 23, 2009LARA ST. JOHN ViolinistHAYDN Quartet op 42VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS The Lark AscendingPIAZZOLLA The Four SeasonsTCHAIKOVSKY Serenade2009-2010Glenn Gould Studio250 Front St. WestNov 13, 2009ANTONIO DI CRISTOFANO PianistCHAN KA NIN Poetry on IceMOZART Piano Concerto K 449SCHUBERT Death and the MaidenDec 11, 2009CATHERINE MANOUKIAN ViolinistFILIPPO LATTANZI MarimbaPUCCINI Three MinuetsHOVHANESS Violin ConcertoBISCIONE Marimba ConcertoSEJOURNE Vibraphone ConcertoSTRAUSS Die FledermausJan 22, 2010YUVAL FICHMAN PianistSOMERS North CountryCHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2RAVEL SinfoniaMar 12, 2010HYUK-JOO KWUN ViolinistSANGWOOK PARK PianistBURGE A Light Fantastic RoundMENDELSSOHN Double ConcertoDVORAK Sinfonia op 105 Apr 9, 2010HEATHER SCHMIDT PianistXIAOHAN GUO ViolinistMOZART Divertimento K 138SAINT-SAENS CapriceWAXMAN Carmen FantasySCHMIDT Piano Concerto No. 6PIAZZOLLA Oblivion and Four for TangoSHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and ScherzoMay 14, 2010SHAUNA ROLSTONCellistPUCCINI CrisantemiCHAN KA NIN SoulmateSCHMIDT Cello ConcertoTCHAIKOVSKY NocturneTCHAIKOVSKY Valse SentimentaleBRAHMS Sextet in G op. 367 concerts for 9 adult, $159 senior, student416 499 0403 off at www.sinfoniatoronto.comMarathonFor somethingcompletely different,headdowntown toYonge-DundasSquare on September26 forthe Toronto (newmusic) Marathon.This eighthourenduranceevent, organizedby Contact ContemporaryMusic,Yonge and Dundas Square plays host to Contact’sannual new-music marathon.pulls together some of the best local performers and ensembles for aseason-opening showcase of contemporary, experimental and improvisationalmusic. This year’s marathon features music of Alan Bloor,Kyle Brenders, John Cage, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, JimHarley, Brent Lee, Chad Martin, Stephen Montague, Jordan Nobles,Steven Reich, Ann Southam, Julia Wolfe and possibly even more,performed by Wallace Halladay, Jim Harley, JunctQin, Kyle Brender’sLarge Ensemble, Rob McDonald, Christina Petrowska Quilico,Pholde, Quartetto Graphica, Allison Wiebe and the Contact Ensemble.The mix of established artists alongside emerging voices and newdiscoveries is bound to make this an exciting event. For more details,visit at 30Running throughout much of the same weekend is Opera Briefs, thelaunch to Tapestry New Opera Work’s 30th Anniversary season.While every presentation of Opera Briefs yields great musical treats,this year’s crop of 5-minute operas will be especially intriguing asTapestry will unveil the results of its first International Composer-Librettist Laboratory. Two composers and two writers from the UKwill cross the pond to work with three returning LibLab alumni: composersOmar Daniel and Stephen Andrew Taylor, and writer AnnaChatterton. Add renowned playwright Judith Thompson to the mixand you have quite the team. Tapestry’s excellent New Works StudioCompany will bring this ninth edition of Opera Briefs to life fromSeptember 25-27 in the intimacy of the Ernest Balmer Studio. Formore information, visit www.tapestrynewopera.comNuit BlancheFinally, starting at sundown on October 3, new music will resonatethroughout Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Toronto’s overwhelming, allnightcontemporary art extravaganza.Two projects will inhabit the Canadian Music Centre. Sky Harp:Ice Storm by Kingston-based Kristi Allik and Rob Mulder will occupythe CMC’s front garden. The Sky Harp series creates electronicsoundscapes triggered by movements in the natural environment. ForIce Storm, video footage documents the effects of a 1998 disasteron Sky Harp’s star “performer” – a 90-year old elm tree. Recordedimprovisations by dancer Holly Small, who interacts with the resultingsoundscape, serve as a simultaneous artistic interpretation.Inside, Juliet Palmer and Josh Lacey’s Miasma offers a false havenfrom climate change. Overheard conversations reflect the unpredictabilityof our relationship to the elements. Is global warming a stormin a tea-cup? Can we divine the future in the dregs of a coffee cup?Music drifts in and out of the room, creating an alternately soothingand unsettling effect. Musicians perform within the installation at10pm and midnight. Meanwhile, up the street at the the Telus Centrefor Education and Performance, composer Brian Current directs the12-hour installation In a large open space (Berlin 1994), based on acomposition by James Tenney. The piece involves hundreds of singersand musicians positioned throughout the building, whose performanceswill envelop listeners in Tenney’s complex overtones. Forfull details, visit is truly in with the new!14 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM September 1 - October 7, 2009

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