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Volume 19 Issue 5 - February 2014

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and ballads. Mark Bell,

and ballads. Mark Bell, song leader; MarjorieWiens, piano. Toronto Chinese AllianceChurch, 77 First Ave. 416-778-0796. Free;donations accepted.●●Feb 18, 7:00: Canada Sings!/ChantonsCanada! Toronto-Riverdale. Community Singalong.Canadian folk songs, rock, Broadwayand ballads. Mark Bell, song leader; MarjorieWiens, piano; Troy Whynot, flute. RyersonCommunity School Auditorium, 96 DenisonAve. 416-778-0796. Free; donations accepted.INSTALLATIONS/EXHIBITIONS●●Jan 29–Feb 2, 7:30: Theatre Centre/CapeFarewell Foundation. Carbon 14: Climate isCulture Performance Series – This ClementWorld. A fiercely creative and charismatictribute to our rapidly changing environmentperformed live with a 15-piece chorus andband – as seen through the prism of CynthiaHopkins’ deeply personal lens and wildcross-disciplinary style. Cynthia Hopkins andothers. 1087 Queen St. W. 416-538-0988. ; (sr/st/arts worker).●●Deadline to Apply: Feb 10. MississaugaArts Council. 2014 MARTY Awards. Open callfor nominations. Categories include: Literary,Media, Performing, Performing Groupand Visual Arts. Nominations open for anyonewho has been a Mississauga resident forat least ten years. 905-615-4278. For●●Nominations open until February 14. BrockUniversity Department of Music. Arts inEducation Award. Accepting nominations ofartists to be celebrated at the May 3 City of St.Catharines Art Awards. For●●Feb 18: Prism Prize will announce theTop 10 Shortlist of films in the running to beawarded the Best Canadian Music VideoReleased in 2013. Prize for video showing originality,style, innovation and effective communicationincludes 00 cheque. For moreinformation or to suggest music videos forconsideration:●●Deadline to Apply: Mar 1, 2014: Arraymusic.Young Composers Workshop. Fourapplicants to be selected to work with ArrayEnsemble over a four-week period in May toD. The ETCeterasNEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXES?Specializing in personal andbusiness tax returns including prioryears and adjustmentsHORIZON TAX SERVICES INC.1 -866-268-1319 •• free consultation • accurate work • pickup & deliverycreate works for small chamber ensembles,which will be performed at the end of the session.Application to include a letter of introduction,curriculum vitae, two to three scoresof previous compositions and accompanyingrecordings when possible, and applicationfee. 416-532-3019. For details:; MISCELLANEOUS●●Feb 1–Apr 6, various times. Spotlight onIsrael. Festival celebrating Israeli theatre,visual arts, music, dance and film. For fullschedule of events:●●Feb 6–8, 8:00: dance Immersion. Celebratingour Men in Dance. Showcase highlightingthe work of seven Canadian black malechoreographers, set to traditional and contemporaryAfrican music, hip hop, dance hallmusic and more. Enwave Theatre, HarbourfrontCentre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -; -(sr/st). Also Feb 7at 1:00pm.●●Feb 24, 10:00am: Kawartha Youth Orchestra.Orchestra Alive! RBC Youth Outreach.Aspiring music students can join the orchestraand try their hands at performing withor conducting the orchestra. Market HallPerforming Arts Theatre, 140 Charlotte St.,Peterborough. 705-931-7539. Free. Registeronline:●●Mar 1, 9:00: Swamperella. 18th AnnualMardi Gras Costume Ball. Swamperella(Cajun and zydeco dance band), The BoxcarBoys (gypsy, jazz and klezmer) and KristineSchmitt and her Special Powers (jazz, honkytonk) El Mocambo Tavern, 494 Spadina Ave.416-588-9227. . Doors open at 8:00.●●Mar 3, 7:00: Toronto New Music Alliance.New Music 101: New Music Concerts andjunctQín Keyboard Collective. New MusicConcerts and French percussionist Jean-Pierre Drouet present junctQín KeyboardCollective giving an overview of their collaborativehistory working directly with composersand presenting score samples anddemonstrations of new instruments they usein performance. John Terauds, host. ElizabethBeaton Auditorium, Toronto ReferenceLibrary, 789 Yonge St. 416-961-6601 x207.Free. For details: with SheilaSheila McCoy416 574 Woodbine subway)MoellerPipe Organs Inc.New Instruments and AdditionsTunings and MaintenanceRestorations and RepairsMetal Pipes2393 Gareth Rd., Mississauga, L5B 1Z4www.moellerorgans.comClassified Advertising | classad@thewholenote.comAUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIESAVAILABLE PRO BONO POSITIONS FORMUSICIANS at the KINDRED SPIRITSORCHESTRA: Principal Oboist, PrincipalBassoonist, Associate (or 2nd) Trumpeter,Associate (or 2nd) Trombonist, 3rdTrombonist, as well as sectional Violinists,Violists, Cellists and Contrabassists. TheKSO is an auditioned-based communityorchestra that rehearses once a week(Tuesday evenings) at the state-ofthe-artCornell Recital Hall in Markham(407 ETR and 9th Ln). Led by thecharismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander,the Orchestra is enjoying an enormouspopularity among York Region’s residentsand continues to attract avid audiencesacross the GTA. Guest soloists for the2013.2014 concert season include pianistsAnton Kuerti and James Parker, violinistJacques Israelievitch and Canadianteenage sensation, violinist Nicole Li.The repertoire features symphonies byBrahms, Schumann and Shostakovich aswell as masterworks by Handel, Wagner,Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns. Interested musicians are invited toe-mail General Manager Jobert Sevillenoat and visit for more information.SEEKING A BASS/BARITONE SECTIONLEAD for The Church Of Incarnation(Bayview and Sheppard) to assist thechoir during weekly and special seasonalworship services throughout the year.This paid, renewable contract position,begins as soon as possible, and ends June2014 (for the current term). Expectedtime commitment is approximately3-4 hours a week for a Thursday nightrehearsal and Sunday morning service.Candidates with prior vocal and/orinstrumental music experience andtraining, good sight-reading skills, apositive and team-oriented attitude,and familiarity with the Anglican orderof service will be preferred. CV and/orcover letter to: Gerald Loo Music Director,Church of Incarnation 15 Clairtrell RoadToronto, ON M2N 5J7 Email: loogera@gmail.comTel/Fax(905) 277-2631THE YOUNGEST SHAKESPEARE COMPANYoffers professional classical theatre trainingfor young people aged 8 – 15: classes inToronto; full production in May. For info andbrochure call Member of TAASCOUNTERPOINT COMMUNITYORCHESTRA ( volunteer musicians forMonday evening rehearsals, downtownToronto. We’re especially looking fortrombones and strings. 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Email: / REHEARSAL / STUDIO/ OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. Greatacoustics, reasonable rates. College /Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. E-mailststepheninthefields@gmail.comREHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE SPACEAVAILABLE: Yonge / Wellesley. Weekdayrates: /hr., Evening (events) 0/night.Seats 40-60 people. Contact’s Hear It ForHand Me DownsALLAN PULKERGrandparents, and parents, for that matter, who know whatmusic gave you in life, give ear! How about handing downto your grandchildren (or children) a gift that will last a lifetime?What I’m suggesting is music lessons, which are a life-changingexperience, especially when they begin early.Historically, at least since the days when music was taught as oneof the medieval seven liberal arts, there has been general agreementthat music is an important part of education. Even when I went toelementary school many decades ago music was pretty well a dailyoccurrence, and one we all looked forward to. Tone-matching drills intonic sol-fa, learning songs in unison and from grade four or five on,in parts, was fun and engaging. Eventually, in grade seven, as I recall,I realized that yes, I could read (sing) music at sight but only up to apoint, and that being able to do it so much better could and shouldbe possible. It was a profound realization, recognition of the fact thatsomething that had up to that point just been fun and a pleasantdiversion from the other stuff we did at school, had actually causedsome kind of psychic “muscle” to develop in me, but only up to apoint. I had had enough music to benefit, but not enough to go as faras I intuitively knew was possible.ARE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? TheWholeNote gets inquiries from peoplelooking for musicians to provide music forreceptions, weddings and other festiveoccasions. We can’t recommend yourensemble, but YOU can! Contact by February 21 andbook your ad for the March edition!BARD – EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorderand virginal available to provide backgroundatmosphere for teas, receptions or otherA WholeNote CLASSIFIED delivers!Sing the right tune, reach the rightaudience.Only for the first 20 words orless, and .20 for each additionalword.Discounts for multiple insertions.Deadline for the MARCH 2014edition is Friday February 21.classad@thewholenote.comSight Singing & Ear TrainingAndrea WarrenB.Mus., M.A. MusicologyStudio in the AnnexAll ages and levelsandrea.warren@utoronto.caLearning sight singing with Andrea is a joy. She breaks downexercises into ever smaller parts until success is achieved, whilepraising even small improvements with much enthusiasm. She hasbrought me from zero to a Grade Six level, in a matter of months.Fast forward a couple of decades and I had a family of my own, twoboys in rapid succession and then five and a half years later, a third.Wise reflections on my childhood musical education were not evenon the back burner; my own struggles overcoming many years of badhabits on the flute and running a high school instrumental musicprogram trumped interest in my children’s musical education. Wetried Suzuki violin with the two older boys, but it seemed at the timenot to be the right thing for them. I say “at the time,” because as ateenager my older son seemed magically to have the gift of being ableto pick up any plucked stringed instrument and play it.Fast forward another three decades and now I have grandchildren.Remembering my children dropping out of Suzuki violin hasled me to think that starting the violin at the age of four with noprior musical experience was probably not a good idea. I also realizedthat I could not expect much musical instruction from the schools. Ihad learned (through The WholeNote actually) about an early childhoodmusic program offered in my children’s part of town by SophiaGrigoriadis. So I paid for my oldest granddaughter’s classes in thisprogram. Reports came back that she loved the classes and, what’smore, loved Sophia. Encouraging to say the least!After two years in Sophia’s program, at the age of four, she was tooold to continue and it was time to move on. I had learned that thePHOTO: February 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014 | 49

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