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Volume 16 Issue 5 - February 2011

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2010·2011 SEASONFREE CONCERT SERIESIN THE RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATREpresented by“Rare opportunities…and all for free!”La Scena MusicaleMost Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon or 5:30 416-363-8231Official MediaPartners:145 Queen Street West, Toronto(left) Adam Banda and (right) Alejandro Vela, COC Free Concert Series 2010. Photos: Karen ReevesCanada’s Bechstein Selection CentreYoung Chang Piano GalleryWorld Class Repairsto all musical instruments10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill(east side of Leslie St., just north of Major Mackenzie Dr.)905.770.52221.800.463.3000cosmomusic.caFestival BookendsJASON VAN EYKW-What Next? Festival. --Parmela Attariwala and Shawn Mativetsky.Surface Tension -Emily, the Way You Are16 thewholenote.comFebruary 1 - March 7, 2011

scale work. Entitled Declaration, the score takes its inspiration fromthe text of the United National Declaration of Human Rights, whichwas drafted by a Canadian – John Humphreys – during his tenureIf Hamilton and KW are too far away for you, especially in thiswinter weather, then there’s a trio of Toronto concerts to consider.First is Trio Voce’s February 17 appearance in the Music TorontoMemorySlipsand technology. He’ll be present for this concert at the Jane MallettTheatre to explain, amongst the music making, his current researchand personal experiences with music, memory and aging. To learnat th --composer Andrew Staniland, who has a strong command of percussionwriting, between contemporary classics by Xenakis (his iconicPersephassa) and John Cage (Credo in US.) For more details and toThe Array Ensemble will take to the Music Gallery on February27 to perform a collection of Canadian works drawn from theirArnold, Scott Godin, Michael Oesterle and Rodney Sharman willbe complemented by a newer work for the ensemble from pastlast season as part of the Contemporary Classics concert. Array hasa useful tool for new music geeks like me. More information aboutArray website.As I mentioned, February is bookended by yet another newNew Creations,which will focus on cross-borderexchanges, with music by guestAmerican composers John Adamsand Jennifer Higdon. Canada isrepresented here not only by TSOTorqueperformed on March 5, but alsoby Winnipeg-based Vincent Ho,in the form of his percussionconcerto, The Shaman, whichwas premiered by remarkablethis year’s Winnipeg New Musicon March 2. The work’s title isinspired by Ho’s impression of Glennie as a musical shaman, bridginghuman and spiritual worlds with her spellbinding performances.Adams is well represented with his now classic Short Ride in a FastMachine and other works, and also with a TSO co-commission,City Noirdynamic ensemble will join the orchestra in a freshly commissionedchamber concerto from Higdon, which will sit alongside the worldpremiere of our own R. Murray Schafer’s latest symphonic work,simply titled Symphony No. 1From the multidisciplinary to the simply symphonic, new musicconcert listings here and online at van Eyk is the Ontario Regional Director of the CanadianMusic Centre. He can be contacted at FEB. 5Emergents IIStephanie Chua + Tim Francom8pm/SATURDAY FEB. 12NOW Ensemble (NYC)Music by Judd Greenstein and Missy Mazzoliwith Film by Stephen TaylorPost-Classical Series8pm// adv at TicketWeb.caFRIDAY MARCH 11Emergents IIIEarwax Ensemble, VOWLS + Gates8pm/Composer Vincent Ho.The Music GalleryPHOTO HANS ARNOLDFebruary 1 - March 7, 2011 17

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