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Volume 17 Issue 6 - March 2012

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the Tokyo for 14 years (1981 to 1995)before taking up the post of music directorwith the TSO in 2004; incidentally, heJuilliard String Quartet.also studied at Juilliard.) And finally, tryas I may, I could not find out when theJSQ last performed in Toronto; I gatherit’s been a while. I did learn, however,that their Canadian debut took placein 1965, in a concert presented by theWomen’s Musical Club of Toronto; theyperformed twice more for the WMCT, in1967 and 1972. The TSQ, on the otherhand, has had a “regular gig” with MusicToronto, returning almost every season(twice sometimes, like in this one) sinceits first visit in 1975.Regarding the 2013 departuresof Isomura and Ikeda from the TSQ,members of the quartet referred to thetwo leaving “their indelible stamp on theTokyo’s DNA.” A moving statement andan engaging concept, one definitely worthpursuing, at another time …In the meantime, however, the TSQperforms Haydn’s Quartet in G Op.64No.4 and Bartók quartets nos. 1 and 2in its 44th concert for Music Torontoon March 15, 8pm, at the Jane MallettTheatre. And the JSQ performs Haydn’sQuartet in G Major Op. 54 No.1, DonaldMartino’s Quartet No.5 and Beethoven’sQuartet in B-flat Major Op.130 with Grosse Fuge, on March 28,8pm, at the Markham Theatre. They repeat the programme, replacingthe Martino with Elliott Carter’s Quartet No.5, March 30, atBrock University’s Sean O’SullivanTheatre, 7:30pm.QUICK PICKS (SEE details inOUR concert listings):Orchestral, Mostly Russian• March 10, 7:30: Barrie Concerts.Russian Masters. Works byRachmaninoff, Shostakovich andTchaikovsky. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church,50 Anne St. N., Barrie.• April 3, 8:00: National Ballet of Canada.60th Anniversary Concert of the NationalBallet of Canada Orchestra. Music byBorodin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Talbotand others. Koerner Hall.Orchestral, Mostly French• March 24, 24 8:00: MississaugaSymphony. French Connection. Works byRavel, Debussy, Stravinsky and others.Elaine Hou, piano. Hammerson Hall,Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.• April 1, 3:00: Guelph SymphonyOrchestra. Tour the World: FrenchMasters. Works by Berlioz, Ravel andFranck. Sarah Whynot, piano; JudithYan, conductor. River Run Centre,Guelph.Orchestral, Mostly Italian• March 3, 8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. SpringPops: all’Italiana. Works by Rossini, Vivaldi, Haydn and others.ATTENTION:ORCHESTRAL STRING TEACHERS,STUDENTS, PRIVATEINSTRUCTORS, players, and enthusiasts!join us FOR the 2nd annualONTARIO STRINGS ASSOCIATIONSPRING STRING CONFERENCESaTURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 9am-5pmAGINCOURT COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE2621 MIDLAND AVE (SCARBOROUGH)REGISTER TODAY - COME TO LEARN, LISTEN, PLAY,SHOP, and VISIT THE STEVE’s MUSIC DISPLAY AREA!for more details & to register, please visitwww.ontariostrings.caTM415 Queen Street West, Torontostore: (416) 593-8888www.stevesmusic.comeducational@stevesmusic.com16 March 1 – April 7, 2012

Aria Tesolin, mezzo; Entela Galanxhi. Columbus Centre.• March 9, 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes it Great?Vivaldi Four Seasons. Jennifer Koh, violin; Rob Kapilow, conductorand host. Roy Thomson Hall.Orchestral, Mostly Choral• March 25, 2:30: Kingston Symphony. The Creation. Haydn.Kingston Choral Society and soloists; Glen Fast, music director.Kingston Gospel Temple, Kingston.• March 31, 8:00: NYCO Symphony Orchestra. Music by Mozart.Includes Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass. NYCO Symphony Chorus;Oakville Choral Society; and soloists. St. Michael’s College School.Some Other String Quartets• March 11, 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Chamber Music Series: TakácsQuartet with Joyce Yang, piano. Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 inc-sharp; Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A. Koerner Hall.• March 26, 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. ChamberMusic Series: Simón Bolívar String Quartet. Works by Haydn,Ginastera and Schubert. Walter Hall.• March 28, 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. SilverBirch String Quartet. Works by Mozart, Beethoven and Boccherini.KWCMS Music Room, Waterloo.• March 29, 1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in theAfternoon: Cecilia String Quartet. Works by Mozart, Shostakovich,Sokolović, Puccini and Beethoven. Walter Hall.• April 5, 8:00: Music Toronto. Quartet Series: Quatour Bozzini.Works by Stravinsky, Osterle and Britten. Jane Mallett Theatre.It’s a full-up month! Enjoy!Sharna Searle trained as a musician and lawyer, practised alot more piano than law and is listings editor at The WholeNote.She can be contacted at ARMANMUSIC DIRECTORToronto’s Chamber OrchestraMarch 9 8 pm Glenn Gould StudioVIVALDI FOUR SEASONS!JEONGHWAN YOON ViolinistCALUM MACLEOD Double BassANGELOVA Pagan DancesBOTTESINI Double Bass Concerto No. 2VIVALDI The Four SeasonsDVORAK Slavonic Dance No. 15Masterpiece SeriesGLENN GOULD STUDIO250 Front St. West ad sr st416-872-4255sinfoniatoronto.comApril 13 8 pm Glenn Gould StudioEINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIKEUGENE SKOVORODNIKOV PianistVICTOR KULESHOV ViolinistCHAUSSON Concerto for Violin and PianoSHAHRIMANYAN SerenadeMOZART Eine kleine NachtmusikMay 11 8 pm Glenn Gould StudioBEETHOVENLUCILLE CHUNG PianistTEEHAN Commissioned workBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4DVORAK Quintet op. 77First Prize winnerat TchaikovskyCompetitionNarekHakhnazaryanCellist60th Anniversary ConcertThe National Ballet of Canada OrchestraMusic Director and Principal Conductor David Briskin withThe National Ballet of Canada Orchestra will perform selectworks from the company’s rich history, hosted by Colm Feore.Koerner HallOne Night Only – April 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm416 408 0208 of the Ballet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.Opens Sinfonia Toronto’s 2012-13 seasonOctober 27, 2012 George Weston Recital HallVisit for details of our 2012-13 seasonMarch 1 – April 7, 17

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