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Volume 15 Issue 6 - March 2010

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FOR OPENERS / COLIN EATOCKMarch WindsMarch has blown in – and with it a Also, this month’s WholeNote shows that the benefit concert isfull slate of concert events in and still very much a part of our musical life. In Ori Dagan’s column, onaround Toronto. There are almost page 47, you can read about some remarkable efforts to raise money500 concert listings in The WholeNote, for Haiti that have taken place in the jazz community. And on thewhich is not unusual for one of the busiermonths of the year. But what is unusual sive fundraising event. “Sing for Haiti,” on March 7 at Metropol-opposite page, you’ll see an advertisment for a particlarly impres-is the way the concerts are distributed itan United Church, brings together six of the top choirs in Toronto,throughout the month. (We notice things plus CBC announcer Tom Allen and singer-songwriter Melanie Doane.Met United has a seating capacity of about 800 – so with ticketslike this at The WholeNote office.)The week of the 15th to the 19th is a priced at , this concert could raise ,000 for Doctors Withoutlittle thin: that’s the week of the schools’ Borders and Free the Children. Given the desperate situation in Haiti,March Break, so I suppose it’s understandable that many groups let’s hope that every ticket is sold.have chosen not to perform at this time. But, as a result, the followingweekend – March 26, 27 and 28 – constitutes a “per-concert for University Settlement Music and Arts School on MarchIn The WholeNote’s Listings Section, you’ll also find a benefitfect storm” of performances, with 76 concerts over three days. 20, performed by soprano Anne Yardley, and mezzo Michelle Simmons,at St. George the Martyr Church. But this is just a prelude toFor concert-goers, I suppose this is a good thing, although thesheer abundance of choices could be a tad overwhelming. But when a much bigger benefit concert the following month. On April 18, thethings like this happen, as they occasionally do, I always wonder if piano duo team of Anagnoson and Kinton will appear at Koernerconcert presenters shouldn’t perhaps be a little more prudent in their Hall, to raise funds for University Settlement’s programme for familiesin need.scheduling – lest they find themselves up against too much competition.Still, if each and every one of these 76 concerts attracts a large Last but not least, the Three Cantors will take to the stage at St.and enthusiastic audience, there’s no harm done.Anne’s Anglican on March 26 for a good cause. You can read moreAs well, two other aspects of the month’s offerings stand out as about this trio of singing Anglican clergymen, and their ongoing effortsto raise money for the Primates World Relief and Developmentnoteworthy. For one thing, March is the busiest month for Universitymusic departments. Students who have been preparing all year Fund in Allan Pulker’s column on page 20.are ready to show the world what they can do, in campus concerts March winds are chilly in this part of the world – but there’sin around Toronto. As many of these events are either free, or open plenty of music in the air, to help us all get through what’s left ofto the public for a modest ticket-price, March is a month of good the winter.musical value.Colin Eatock, Managing EditorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 15 NO 6 | MARCH 1, – APRIL 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPHONE 416-323-2232FAX 416-603-4791SWITCHBOARD & GENERAL INQUIRIES Ext 21Publisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comEditorial Assistant | Nick Tortiwmieditor@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comProduction Liaison/Retail & Classified/Educational AdvertisingJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comListingsColin Eatock | listings@thewholenote.comJazz ListingsOri Dagan | jazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comProduction ManagementPeter Hobbs | production@thewholenote.comTHANKS TOTHIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSBeat By BeatBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieCHORAL | Benjamin SteinEARLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsJAZZ | Jim GallowayNEW MUSIC | Jason van EykOPERA | Christopher HoileORCHESTRA & CHAMBER | Allan PulkerWORLD MUSIC | Karen AgesMUSICAL LIFE | mJ buellBOOKSHELF | Pamela MarglesFeaturesPamela Margles, Ori DaganCD ReviewersKaren Ages, Alex Baran, Colin Eatock,Daniel Foley, Jim Galloway, John S. Gray,Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell,Tiina Kiik, Pamela Margles, Cathy Riches,Terry Robbins, Michael Schwartz,Bruce Surtees, Robert Tomas, Ken WaxmanProofreadingSimone Desilets, Karen Ages, Nick TortiListingsColin Eatock, Richard Haskell, Ori DaganLayout & DesignVerity Hobbs, Brian Cartwright, Uno RamatSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + GST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Monday March 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Monday March 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Wednesday March 17Publication DateWednesday March 31Next issue is Volume 15 No 7, coveringApril 1 – May 7, 2010WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementFebruary 2010: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503-720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2010 WHOLENOTE MEDIA, INC6 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMMarch 1 - April 7, 2010

Elmer Iseler SingersLydia Adams, ConductorSingfortheEarth!Sing For H aitia co-production featuringSunday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church78 Clifton Road, TorontoFeaturing 3 WORLD PREMIERES: Ruth Watson Henderson(Paths of a Luminous Earth); Hussein Janmohamed (LightUpon Light!); and Jason Jestadt (Carol for the Night) – as well asCanadian works by Adams, Corlis, Schafer and Togni.CALL 416-217-0537 www.elmeriselersingers.comCanada Councilfor the ArtsConseil des Artsdu CanadaONTARIO ARTS COUNCILCONSEIL DES ARTS DE L’ONTARIOPREMIEREPERCUSSIONENSEMBLEBOB BECKER | BILL CAHN | RUSS HARTENBERGER | GARRY KVISTADAmadeus ChoirLydia Adams, Artistic Director and ConductorBach Children’s Chorus and Youth ChoirLinda Beaupré, Artistic Director and ConductorElmer Iseler SingersLydia Adams, Artistic Director and ConductorFairlawn Avenue United Church ChoirEleanor Daley, Director of MusicMetropolitan United Church ChoirPatricia Wright, Director of MusicHostTom Allen of CBC Radio 2with special appearance by Juno award winnerMelanie DoaneMUSIC FOR PERCUSSION by Cage, Cahn, Engelman,Takemitsu & NEXUSGUEST ARTISTSMIDORI KOGA | pianistPAUL ORMANDY | steel panRYAN SCOTT | percussionistMarch 20 at 7:30PMGlenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, TorontoFOR TICKET SALES Roy Thomson Hall (416) 872-4255www.roythomson.comFOR MORE INFORMATION www.nexuspercussion.comMetropolitan United Church,56 Queen Street EastSunday March 7, 20107:00 p.m.Tickets available at the doorand from participating choirsPhone orders 416-431-0790ll bo ofce proceeds to benetDoctors Without Bordersand Free the ChildrenFor more information,please contact 416-431-0790March 1 - April 7, 2010 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 7

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