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Volume 17 Issue 7 - April 2012

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We Are All Music’s ChildrenApril’s Child Lydia Adamsmj buELLWho is May’s Child?Discovered by music only at theend of high school, he has twospecial reasons to sing expressively,with impeccable diction.In “high” demandinternationally, he’s made twoAldeburgh connections thisseason, joins Orchestra Torontofor Beethoven’s Symphony No.9in May, and in all his sparetime he’s training for that“someday” half-marathon.Know our mysterychild’s name?Send your best guess to your mailing addressin case your name is drawnfrom correct replies received bymidnight on April 20, 2012.This spring and summer, Ithink I’ll be a Christian knight,impervious to feminine allure!Starting in Toronto, I’lltravel to the Opéra Royal deVersailles, France, and TheGlimmerglass Festival in NewYork State!Near Newmarket, Ontario, 1980.If a friendly fellowtraveller askedabout your work …?I would say that Ihave the privilegeof conducting twogreat choirs, theAmadeus Choir andthe Elmer IselerSingers and havethe great honour ofpresenting wonderfulmusic withfantastic people. I’dsay how much I lovewhat I am doing andwould invite them toa concert. I’d have abrochure for each choir on hand!About your childhood photo …? It was my tenthbirthday. I had on my ‘Festival Dress’ (sent tome by my Aunt and Uncle in Chicago!) and I hadjust received my new full-sized violin from myparents as my birthday gift.Up to that point, I had been playing on athree-quarter-sized violin. My dad, Bob Adams,snapped the shot with his Brownie.What do you remember? So many memories —my mother, Florence Adams was an integral partof my musical life. It is so appropriate that sheis in this picture with me and that Dad is alsorepresented as the photographer and supporter, arole he took on his whole life.My mother created a musical hub in that room.There was always music here. It’s where shehosted legions of students for their piano lessonsand where the Piano Examiner, Carleton Elliottfrom Mount Allison University, would come forthe yearly exams.There were many parties in this room, usuallycentered around great music-making and greatfriends. Many of these musicians went on to acareer in music. Many others went on to othercareers but have kept music as a central part oftheir lives.It is actually a wonder that we lived. I wouldgo down to the ocean as a young child with myConductor, composer, pianist, violinist andraconteuse Lydia Adams, on tour with the ElmerIseler Singers, in British Columbia (March 2012).best friend, MaryClare MacKinnon,(a pianist and singerwho also practiceslaw) and jump theice floes (a verydangerous practicecalled ‘Squishing’).We also engaged inmany other dangerouspractices at theocean — wanderingout far on thereef and we alsocreated situationswhere the FireDepartment had tobe called — what agreat time we had! The Atlantic and all around itwas our playground!We only stopped to make music.Where did hearing music fit into your life as achild? CBC was a musical lifeline to us in CapeBreton, as well as in most parts of the country, Isuspect. We listened to everything: Elmer Iselerconducting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ each Christmas;the Christmas Eve service from King’s College,Cambridge, with David Willcocks conducting;the marvellous voices of Lois Marshall andMaureen Forrester, people I later knew andworked with. It’s amazing that I also realized mydream of working with both those conductorsas well.My parents also took me to hear the AtlanticSymphony and Community Concerts series, andone such concert proved to be a life changingexperience. It was held in Baddeck at the HighSchool gym, a two hour drive for us. I was 5 or 6years old and remember vividly hearing a youngMaureen Forrester sing. I placed myself in thefront row and almost clapped my hands off, Iwas so excited. On the way home, I declared tomy parents that I wanted to be a musician …A full-length version of Lydia Adams’interview continues at Jessie IselerCONGRATulATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! HERE’S WHAT THEY WONMusic of the Spheres (April 21, 8pm). The Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Lydia Adams,join forces at the Ontario Science Centre for two world premieres. Beyond Earth by Lydia Adams, text byRoberta Bondar, with images from Dr. Roberta Bondar’s photographic explorations, along with And Yet ItMoves, by Jason Jestadt. Meet guest speaker Dr. Bondar and enjoy some special star-gazing afterwards!Andrew Kellogg and Helen Spiers each win a pair of tickets. Sing all ye joyful: Music of Ruth WatsonHenderson. This Elmer Iseler Singers’ recording, conducted by Lydia Adams, is devoted entirelyto the choral music of Ruth Watson Henderson. Recipient of several awards, perhaps the greatesthonour paid to her is that choirs from all over the world, and at home in Canada, sing her musicand sing it often. (CBC Records MVCD 1167) A copy goes to Dale Sorensen. Songs of the Spirit features the AmadeusChoir performing Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, works by Srul Irving Glick and Barry Peters, and the world premiere recordingof Missa 4 Vocum by Andrea Gabrieli. Lydia Adams, conductor. (ama9900) A copy goes to Lilli Killian.Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges Beth and Adrian, Florence and Bob, Olena, Jessie, Caroline, Peter and Verity.April 1 – May 7, 65

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