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Volume 16 Issue 2 - October 2010

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er and colder, you’re looking to compensate with consecutive daysof summer-like musical immersion, there’s no better “festival guide”than the WholeNote listings. weekend of November, a former harmony teacher of mine, Johnbe performing together on Friday November 5, 7:30pm, at Walterrecitalist – most recently in an all Chopin programme on Septemberteaching studio, and performs as an orchestral and chamber musician.Jamie, who is 21 and also a violinist, is entering his last yearof the undergraduate performance programme at U of T, studying-and for the past two years was chosen for the Banff spring chamberwanisfestival, and like Jamie was a Banff resident this year. -graduate schools and careers that might well take them far from home.Also in early November, a very exciting new event to be awarenationalPiano Competition, which begins on November 1 with therounds, November 2 to 3 and 4 to 5, and round three (six semi-The competition offers a total of ,000 U.S. in prizes. Twentyfouryoung pianists from ten countries have been selected toparticipate. elFay, a New Yorker who was the author of a new biography ofShostakovich. I was introduced to her as the (then) publisher of TheWholeNote magazine (which she had evidently already discoveredin her short time in Toronto). In that typical not-beating-about-thebushesNew Yorker way she said to me, “Come to New York. Weneed your magazine there!” I rather suspect there’s more music inNew York, but thanks to The WholeNote, Toronto very likely hasmore music for “musical tourists” to discover.currently serves as Chairman of The WholeNote’s board of directors.presentsMadeIn CanadaPIANO, VIOLIN,VIOLA, CELLOJaninaFialkowskaPIANOGryphonTrioVIOLIN, CELLO, PIANOSun. Nov. 14, 20102:00 pmSun. Mar. 13, 20112:00 pmNewmarket Theatre505 Pickering Crescent, NewmarketTICKETSSeries: / / Single: / / Box Office: 905-953-5122Sun. May 1, 20112:00 pmwww.newmarkettheatre.ca22 thewholenote.comOctober 1 - November 7, 2010

What’s New inEarly MusicSIMONE DESILETSOctober seems to be a month of refreshment, as there’s so muchinterestingly new going on in the realm of “early” music.Three relatively new groups have upcoming concerts. of Southern Italy,” gives some idea of the sunny and impassionedoutlook of this group. Led by the Italian tenor Francesco Pellegrino(now teaching Italian art-song at the University of Toronto), joinedby early-music specialists Marco Cera (oboist with Tafelmusik, whoplays both reed and strummed instruments in this group) and lut-ingand performing the traditional folk songs from Naples and theItalian countryside. Besides baroque guitars and voice, other instrumentssuch as the ciaramella (a type of traditional Italian shawm, relatedto the bagpipe) and the tammorra (a very large frame drumwith bells attached to the sides) will contribute their colours.Bud Roach is accomplished both as an oboist and a tenor. Perhapsit is the combination of these musical sensibilities that ledhim to found Capella Intima in 2008, in order to revive hauntinglybeautiful 17th-century motets and cantatas, chamber music bothsacred and secular, for voices and instruments. Their next con-reveals something of the talents of those composers who workedwith him and indeed were overshadowed by him. “In the Shadowof Monteverdi” presents music by Cavalli, Grandi and Legrenzi aswell as Monteverdi, and will feature tenor, baritone and bass voices,as well as portative organ and cello continuo. It will be performedWith the intent of presenting little-heard music for voices fromSingers. In a relatively short time this 16-voice a-cappella choir hasto back in two different parts of Toronto. Its next performances payworks – including Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices – all by composerstober2, and in the west end on And more, in chronological order…Tafelmusik, always ready to deliverthe unexpected, presentsand Spohr in its next group ofturedsoloist is pianist JaninaFialkowska, who will performChopin’s First Piano Concertowith chamber ensemble arrangement.The French piano manu-Pleyel et Cie hasa long and important history:Founded in 1807 by composerIgnace Pleyel, it provided pianosto Frédéric Chopin, and ran aconcert hall, the Salle Pleyel,where Chopin performed his Pianist Janina Fialkowska.La TraviataGIUSEPPE VERDIArtistic Director: David VarjabedGuest Conducter:Domenico Boyagian from USAStage Director: Giuseppe MacinaAlicja Wysocka....ViolettaHovhannes Ayvazyan(from Armenia)....Alfredo GermontDavid Varjabed....Gorgio GermontSaturday, October 16, 2010Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts10268 Yonge Street Richmond HillBox office: 905-787-8811info@rhcentre.caSaturday, October 23, 2010W.A Fisher Auditorium, Barrie125 Dunlop St. W. Barrie, OntarioBox office: 705-734-6363Thursday, November 4, 2010The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, OntarioBox office: TORONTOCºNSO|tTHE AßASSADO|sBearers of lavish gifts, writers of secret dispatches, andkeen observers of courtly life, Renaissance ambassadorswere wonderful chroniclers of cultural achievements,local customs and dramatic events. And often theiraccounts describe music making of the period. AlisonMackay, renowned for her fascinating programscombining words, music and images, creates thisexploration into the intriguing world of 16 th -centurydiplomats and the musical riches they encountered.Oct 15 Performance SponsorConsulate General of SpainOctober 1 - November 7, 2010 23

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