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Volume 2 Issue 7 - April 1997

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4 (Q_ncert ~es April is exploding with music, even by Toronto standards. Take 3pm Sunday April6for example. Is there a category for simultaneous downtbeats in the Guiness Book of World Records? (That particular day, by the way sets a Pulsejwholenote record for most concerts on one day.) All this to say, om approach in these concert notes is even more scattergun and haphazard than usual. YOUTH SERVES April 5 East York Symphony, and violinist, Timothy Haig, winner of this year's Kiwanis Youth Competition, perform Ravel's Tzigane, (a work performed by .Jacques Israelievitch at his 1967 Paris debut recital). Also on the program is Samuel Barber's wonderful Adagio for Strings. DUCK! Was it bassoon or oboe that once got defined as an ill-wind that nobody blows good? Whichever, if yoW' favourite character in Peter & the Wolf was the duck, you should hightail it to Gary Arms~ong Woodwinds' Canadian Oboe Festival April 5 & 6. It includes a concert featuring many of the best oboe players in Canada as well as leading Ainerican oboist, Richard Killmer, professor Qf oboe at the Eastman Music School. For more information about the festival, phone Gary Armstrong Woodwinds at 535-6000. TAKE CARE OF YOURSEL~ with I\ KRIPALU YOGA Daytime during the Week& Sat. Victoria Park & St. Clair Phalguni (416) 752-7457 TROUT April 8 the fourth concert in the ) Associates of the Toronto Symphony series features four · of the Toronto Symphony's best string players with pianist, Lydia Wong. Program includes· Franz Schubert's "Trout" Quintet, Op.11~. PETER WHO? He is a phenomenal musician, has performed around the , world,made many recordings and comj:Josed a great. deal of music. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he lives in North York and will, at last, . perform there, April 1Oth at the Weston Recital Hall with the North York Symphony. He is Peter Breiner, and he will both conduct the orchestra and play piano in this concert. LAST IN SERIES In quite a 'different vein, the award-winning Toronto-based Canadian piano duo, Popov and Vona will play "popular-musicoriented classics", inclqding George·Gershwin's An American in Paris and Claude Bolling's Sonata for Two Pianists". This event on April 12 at St. Paul's Anglican Chureh, is the last in their series, "Music at the Big Church". BUSY SPRING The Toronto Children's Chorus, directed by Jean Ashworth Bartle (right), I¥ts plans for a busy spring. April 19 & 20 its spring concert, "Celebrate Spring" with soprano, Catherine Robbin includes three world premieres by Canadian composers. May 2 they perform with .the Elmer Iseler Singers. Then May 6-11 the choir welcomes music educators and conductors from across the continent to its 5th Annual_ Choral Conductors Symposium. For further information phone 416-932-8666. c B L· A A R v 0 I Q PUBLIC NOTICE april '97 wholenote, E u R E s s Dawn Lyons & Den Ciul 109 Fuller Avenue Toronto, Ontario'M6R 2C4 Phone: (416) 538-3062 Fax: (416) 538-3062 Email: page at -dlyons HARPSICHORDS CLAVICHORDS SPINETS VIRGINALS FORTE-PIANOS Sales - Repairs · - Rentais Agents for Zuckermann Harpsichords. York .University PIANO SAL~, May 1- May 4 York University's Faculty of Fine Arts is renewing its stock of pianos and hosting a sale on campus in association with Kawai Canada Music Ltd. and Y.C. Chau & Sons Pianos Inc. More than 1 00 pianos will be refurbished and a wide selection of 88 note digital pianos. Instruments will be available in many sizes and finishes. Brand names include·Kawai, Yamaha, Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Heintzman and others. Thurs May 1 12 to 8 • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: Fri. May2 10 to 8 416-236-8662 Sat. May 3 10 to 5 Sun. May4 12 to 5 Winters College Dining Hall, York University + .,. 4700 Keele St. at Steeles Ave. West, North York ' N WI1Jr./ FREE PARKING IN PARKING LOT 38, FOLLOW SIGNS TO SALE. \ $~Ave. . · W . E,......., VISA, Mastercard, CIBC Financing available · · L-..-.1 Sales & Delivery arranged through Y.C. Chau & Sons Pianos Inc. S WmtcrCollca•DininaH.U TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE s T.

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