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Volume 17 Issue 5 - February 2012

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“A Feast for the

“A Feast for the Earsand the Eyes!”- Classical 96.3FMTHE GGS CONCERTOCOMPETITION FINALSThurs., Feb. 9, 2012 2pm Koerner HallHear the talented solo performersof The Glenn Gould School competefor the opportunity to perform aconcerto with the Royal ConservatoryOrchestra during the 2012-13 season.MALEK JANDALISun., Feb. 12, 2012 3pmMazzoleni Concert HallSyrian composer and pianistMalek Jandali blends Arabic andWestern music. “Dazzling and magicalperformances of his piano compositions[are] delivered with precision andpassion." (Forward Magazine)HIROKO KUDOAND TOBIAS BÄZThurs., Feb. 9, 2012 7:30pmMazzoleni Concert HallGGS Fellowship Residents pianistHiroko Kudo and cellist Tobias Bäzperform works by Brahms,Martinů, and the solo pianowork Fantasia Baetica byManuel de Falla.ROYAL CONSERVATORYORCHESTRA WITHLEON FLEISHER AND URI MAYERFri., Feb. 17, 2012 8pm Koerner HallLegendary pianist Leon Fleisher leadsthe RCO in Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin,Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and willperform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4with Uri Mayer conducting.ELIOT FISKFri., Feb. 24, 2012 8pm Koerner HallGuitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk has transformedthe repertoire of the classical guitar andwill give a mesmerizing performance ofPaganini, Kurt Schwertsik’s Eine kleinesRequiem (dedicated to Eliot Fisk), and more.Supported by the Aaron Brock Foundationin memory of Aaron Brock. Presented inassociation with The Toronto Guitar Society.JORDI SAVALLThurs., March 1, 2012 8pmKoerner HallRenowned for his work on thesoundtrack to the film Tous les matinsdu monde, The New York Times hascalled Jordi Savall “the Catalan stringvirtuoso”, a “virtuoso viol player andinventive ensemble director,” and oneof the “Best of 2010."BEETHOVEN AND YOUR BRAINWITH DANIEL LEVITINSat., Feb. 25, 2012 8pm Koerner HallDaniel Levitin (This Is Your Brain on Music)and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony MusicDirector Edwin Outwater take us to thenext level in their exploration of whathappens to your brain when you hearBeethoven's Fifth Symphony.IAN BOSTRIDGEWITH JULIUS DRAKESun., March 4, 2012 3pmKoerner Hall“Voices just don’t get much moredistinctive than that of Ian Bostridge.”(The Baltimore Sun) Acclaimed Englishtenor Ian Bostridge and pianistJulius Drake perform works by RobertSchumann and Johannes Brahms.TICKETS ON SALE NOW! rcmusic.ca 416.408.0208Mohammad andNajla Al Zaibak273 Bloor St. W. (Bloor & Avenue Road) Toronto

Volume 17 No 5 | February 1 – March 7, 2012FOR OPENERS6. When Is a Festival … Not? | DAVID PERLMANFEATURES8. Adamantly Off-Centre: Music Theatre | ROBERT WALLACE11. Aldeburgh in the Vocal Spotlight | DAVID PERLMAN14. Getting to Know … Henri-Paul Sicsic | ALLAN PULKERBEAT BY BEAT15. Classical & Beyond | SHARNA SEARLE18. On Opera | CHRISTOPHER HOILE20. In With the New | DAVID PERLMAN21. Early Music | SIMONE DESILETS23. World View | ANDREW TIMAR25. Choral Scene | BENJAMIN STEIN26. Jazz Notes | JIM GALLOWAY28. Bandstand | JACK MacQUARRIE51. Jazz in the Clubs | ORI DAGANLISTINGS30. A | Concerts in the GTA48. B | Beyond the GTA51. C | In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz)54. D | The ETCeterasMUSICAL LIFE57. We Are All Music’s Children | MJ BUELL58. Bookshelf | PAMELA MARGLESDISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED59. Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS59. Vocal60. Early & Period Performance61. Classical & Beyond63. Modern & Contemporary62. Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS65. Jazz & Improvised65. It’s Our Jazz | GEOFF CHAPMAN66. Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN66. Pot Pourri67. Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEESMORE6. Contact Information & Deadlines29. Index of Advertisers56. Classified AdsIn This IssueACD2 2611ACD2 2650BACHJOHANNES-PASSIONLes Voix BaroquesArion Baroque OrchestraLes Voix Baroques andArion Baroque Orchestra combine theiroutstanding talents for this new ATMArecording of the St. John Passion byBach, under the direction of organist andconductor Alexander Weimann.DOWLAND IN DUBLINLa Nef • Michael Slattery TENORIn putting together this project,La Nef chose to concentrate on themore light-hearted side of Dowland andstripped down some of Dowland’s Ayresof their complex, contrapuntalaccompaniments to give them a simple,Celtic flavor.DOWNLOAD DIRECTLY ATATMACLASSIQUE.COMSelect ATMA titles now on saleALDEBURGH SPOTLIGHTpage 11SIMPLY STEGERpage 21FEBRUARY’S CHILDpage 57

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