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Volume 17 Issue 1 - September 2011

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Expect something different...GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award WinnersJuilliardString Quartet“A fluid, high-energy performance...the difference between a polished walkthroughand a thoughtful interpretation.”(The New York Times)Juilliard String Quartet is the definitiveclassical quartet in North America whohave consistently demonstrated thestrength of their interpretations, purityof melodic line, contrapuntal exactitudeand structural clarity.Joseph Lin (violin), Joel Krosnick (cello),Ronald Copes (violin), Samuel Rhodes(viola), present two intimate programswhich include Haydn’s “Quartet in GMajor, Op. 54, No. 1”, Elliot Carter’s“Quartet No. 5”*, Donald Martino’s“Quartet No. 5”** and Beethoven’s“Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130with Grosse Fuge”.Wednesday, March 28Markham Theatre**Markham, ON, 905-305-7469www.markhamtheatre.caTORONTORTSCOUNC ILFriday, March 30Centre for the Arts, Brock University*St. Catharines, ON, 1-866-617-3257www.Arts.BrockU.caWe Are All Music’s ChildrenSeptember’s ChildOfra HarnoyWhat would you say now to the Ofra inthe childhood photo of you we published inThe WholeNote last month?Fasten your seatbelt, it's going to be awild ride!Ofra harnoy was born in Hadera, Israelplayed the piano and her father playedthe violin. They travelled a lot during herchildhood: Harnoy lived in Israel, France,England and then Canada. She attendedan alternative independent high school inCanada called Aisp, which allowed her totour while being in school. She studiedwith her father, Vladimir Orloff and withWilliam Pleeth, and later participated inmaster classes with Mstislav Rostropovich,Pierre Fournier and Jacqueline du Pré.Harnoy’s solo debut with The Boyd NeelOrchestra (at 10) was followed by soloengagements with the Toronto and MontrealSymphony Orchestras. At 17 she wasthe youngest ever to win an InternationalConcert Artists Guild award, followed byconcerto and recital debuts in Carnegie Hall.In 1983 she was named Young Musician ofthe Year by Musical America magazine. Shewas 18 years old, and the “wild ride” wasalready well underway.About a decade ago, in the midst of avigorous international career, with her nameon dozens of highly-regarded recordings,Ofra Harnoy gave up performing in public.On September 25th at Toronto’s WalterHall she will make her long-awaited returnto the Toronto stage for the opening ofMooredale Concerts season.What do you think of when you look at thatchildhood photo?Now looking at this picture, it looksalmost exactly like my daughter!I don’t actually remember it being takenbut it brings back strong memories ofplaying piano trios with my parents in ourliving room …continued on page 5712 thewholenote.comSeptember 1–October 7, 2011

“A Feast for the Earsand the Eyes!”- Classical 96.3FMGIDON KREMER TRIOFriday, October 14, 2011 8pmKoerner HallWorld-renowned Latvianviolinist Gidon Kremer andhis trio perform works by Bachand Shostakovich alongsidea new work celebratingcomposer Sofia Gubaidulina’s80th birthday.ARC ENSEMBLESunday, September 11, 2011 4pmMazzoleni Concert HallThe twice Grammy-nominatedARC Ensemble (Artists ofThe Royal Conservatory)performs Finzi, Mendelssohn,Ben-Haim, and Elgar with“passion, polish and vitality.”(The New York Times)THE ENGLISH CONCERTFriday, October 21, 2011 8pm Koerner HallOne of the finest Baroque orchestras in the world makesits Toronto debut with a performance that includes worksby Purcell, Telemann, and Vivaldi, under artistic leadershipof harpsichordist Harry Bicket.SMITHSONIAN CHAMBERPLAYERS & FRIENDSWITH RUSSELL BRAUNSaturday, October 22, 2011 8pmKoerner HallBaritone Russell Braun andan ensemble of virtuosi artistshonour the centenary of Mahler’sdeath with Das Lied von der Erdeand Kindertotenlieder.SUSAN HOEPPNERAND SIMON WYNBERGSunday, October 23, 2011 2pmMazzoleni Concert Hall“An expressive and articulateflutist” (The Washington Post)Susan Hoeppner and guitaristSimon Wynberg present worksby Marin Marais, Toru Takemitsu,Robert Beaser, and Astor Piazzolla.ROYAL CONSERVATORYORCHESTRA CONDUCTEDBY JOHANNES DEBUSFriday, October 28, 2011 8pmKoerner HallJohannes Debus conducts theRCO and pianist Connie Kim-Shengin a performance of Little Suite byLutosawski, Piano Concerto No. 2by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 8by Dvoák.TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208273 Bloor St. W. (Bloor & Avenue Road) TorontoSeptember 1–October 7, 2011 13

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