8 may '97 wholenote Bwras ~)IllS~ NilS !J)WDs ~s s T~ s~ sm N· sro.D INTRODUCING ... METROPOLITAN SILVER BAND Along with the choir, the concert and/ or marching band is orie of the most enduring forms of music, accessible to tyros and to accomplished amateur musicians throughout the community. Among the older ensembles of this sort in Toronto is Me-tropolitan Silver Band. Established in 1934 at over the province. performed in virtually Metropolitan United Their popularity has all the bands in the Church, its original increased to the point city. In 19?? he came functions were to play where they are booked to a crossroads when at evening services and 6 months to a year the director of the U.S. to give free concerts for ahead. Navy Band heard him "the less fortunate in The band's perform at the C.N.E. the area". conductor, Captain and invited him to join During the Second Alan Moody, now in his the Navy Band as World War they served 21st year with the · cornet and posthorn as a military band, the group, has been technician. "Toronto Scottish Band" involved in music all The stability of a and up until 1975 they his live. He was taught teacher's life proved participated .in the CNE accordion and basic more attractive to him band competition, theory by his father than the constant travel winning 26 firsts over before he was 6, and demanded of a military those 41 years. took up the cornet at musician, as he opted The band has the age of ten, when he for a career in music changed over the years, joined the Air Cadet education, with active now including women, Band. He studied with participation in bands people from all faiths, Edward Smeale, an after five second and from all parts of principal trumpet of the vocation. In 1962 he the GTA. Fewer of their Toronto Symphony, and became assistant performances these at age 12 became the director of the 411 days are at Metropo- youngest member of the Squadron Air Reserve litan, but they do many Metropolitan Silver Band, and was its performances each year Band. conductor from 1964 to in churches of all As a teenager and 1977, the year he denominations all young man he returned to the Fanfare for the Canadian Band Association Concert bands are being given a tremendous lift by the efforts of Paul Miner and John McGuigan, (more about them in later issues) to revive the Canadian Band Association in Ontario. Their work includes the publication of a quarterly magazine, Fanfare. The current issue has articles on a wide variety of subjects, such as the impact of dental work on wind players embouchures by a trumpet playing dentist, publishing for concert band by Canadian composer, Donald Coakley, and professional resources for the band director. The CBA is also \ sponsoring a major one day workshop, called "Band-Aid 97" on September 27. If you direct or play in a band it makes sense to join the CBA. Phone John McGuigan at 905-826- 5542 or e-mail him at email@example.com. BANDLIST MAY 97 Please see listings (p.13-24) for details May 4 Harbourfront Centre, Worlds of Music To. Concert of JJ.sian Music. Ron Korb & the ,Kappa Band; Silk Orchestra & others. 538-1831 . Free. May 9 8 :00: Etobicoke Jazz Youth Orchestra. 231-4424. ,. Where The Music Begins! Wt> cart)! a mmplete line of woodwind, brass, and percussil'e instruments . from student model to prqlessional. Celebrating over ./0 years of excellence . IBDo Long & 'McQuade - Musical Instruments Toronto 588-7886 North York 663-8612 Scarbo,rough 439-80.0 l Oshawa 905-686-0663 J ORONTO 's ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MO NTH LY CLASS I GAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE - -MetropoTitan Silver Band's Alan Moody Metropolitan Silver Band as its conductor. Enquiries concerning the Metropolitan Silver Band can be directed to , its general manager, · Ken Allen at 757-8697. May 10 7 :30: Metropolitan Silver Band, Alan Moody, conductor. Spring Fest. 905- 475-9785. ,. May 10 7:30 Greater Toronto Area Teachers Wind Ensemble. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue. 252- 9220 (too late to list) May 11 2 :30: Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, 71st Annual Spring Concert. Traditional & modern music incl. Chutzpah! Klezmer Band . 492-7110.,. May 31 8:00: Classic Jazz Society of Toronto. Paris Washboard Band. 495-5489. ,. June 4 12:00 noon: Band of the Royal Danish Life Guards with Safri Duo. Nathan Phillips Square. 593-9918. Free. June 5 8:00: Band of the Royal Danish Life Guards. Classical & popular repertoire. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 593-9918..
wholenote may '97 CANADIAN MUSIC COMPETITIONS SCHEDULE May4 •1 0 a.m. Victoria College Alumni Hall, 73 Queen's Pk. - guitar; •1 :30: Newman Centre, 89 St. George St. - voice & winds; •7:00: George lgnatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place - piano; May 5 -11 •all day: George lgnatieff Theatre - Piano & strings; May 9 •all day: Newman Centre - Voice, winds, guitar; May 11 7:00: lgnatieff Theatre, results & reception. INFO: 905-764-9339. STATELY ELORA? May 10, 10 a.m to 4 p.m .: Elora Festival is hosting a tour of five beautiful and historic homes in Elora, as a festival fundraiser. (519) 846-0331. "Cu'Fu?" May 2: 8:00: If you thought of taking in "Cu'Fu" written & performed by Calogero Chiarelli at Artword"last year, but left it too late, this is your last chance. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence W. 789-7011, #250. DRUMS May 2 (Friday) at 8. Peace Messenger Koumba Kastel. Community Drumming Circle · all ages, bring noisemakers. St. Alban's Boys & .Girls Club, 843 Palmerston Ave. 760- 2190. ,. They have the space booked each Friday with different themes. Prone ahead. ORGAN May 3 9 to 4: Royal Canadian College of Organists Organ Day. 905-881-4921 . . GAM ELAN May 4 1 :00 .. 3:00: M-Do presents a Gamelan Workshop with Annette Sanger. Edward Johnson Bldg. 504-7082 (before April 28). . LESSER BAROQUE May 4 1:30: T.E .M.P.O. Lesser known baroque music workshop with Olga van Kranendonk. Lansing United the the the the the etcetera file file file fil~ file Church, 49 Bogert St. 932- 8167. .2. FUNDRAISER 05 - 12 Canadian Stage Company. Festival '97 Fundraising Event. 367-8243 #241. to 0. FRUHLINGSSINFONIE May 5 7:30: Ontario Goethe Society. Fruhlingssinfonie (Spring Symphony) film. Claude T. Bissell Bldg, Rm. 105, 140 St. George St. 256- 0219. . AUDITIONS •May 7 & 14, 6 to 10: Opera in Concert Chorus auditions. 461-3041. . •May 17-18 Creative Artist Productions. Auditions for Summer Opera Training Program (July 18 to August 17). 466-2945. CAP WORKSHOP May 24-25 Creative Artist Productions. Handel Opera Workshop with David Fallis & Marshall Pynkoski. 466-2945. TAC SNAPSHOT The Toronto Arts Council recently released "To 2001 Action Plan 1997-2001 " . It outlines goals and objectives to ensure Toronto's vibrant arts industry continues to contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the city. The report also provides a snapshot of the present health of thtl arts sector in Toronto. Its findings are both a source of celebration of past achievements and concern for the future of one of the main contributors to the quality of life of our city. For more information, contact Rita Davies of Anne Bermonte at 392-6800. INCOME MANAGERS PROGRAM Association of Canadian Orchestras. Income Managers Program, August 5-22, University of Waterloo - Comprehensive professional training for fund-raising and marketing in the performing and visual arts. Registration deadline, July 21. 366-8834. VINTAGE GUITAR 31 1:00 to 7:00 & June 1, , 11 :00 to' 5:00: Tundra Music presents "Canada's Vintage Guitar Show". Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave. 416-222-8222. .50. LOTTERY Canadian Opera Company & the Easter Seal Society. Mega lottery with a grand prize of a luxury home at 308 Spadina Road. 345-9191 or (from outside the 416 area code) 1- 888-222-6608. Tickets - 0. CONGA~ TULATIONS Congratulations to COC En.semble member, James Westman on winning the George London C9mpetition in New York. WEST AFRICAN DANCE Koumba Kastel West African Dance Company & Arts tlie 9 School. West African Dance & Drumming Programs commencing May 6, Tuesdays & Thursdays in May & June. 760-2190. MASSED CHOIR INVITE Singers invited to participate in the York Classics Ensemble massed choir concert, June 1 in Newmarket. 905-898- 1985, 905-727-8704. COMPOSERS GRANTS Toronto Arts Council grants to composers applicatiton deadline: july 2, 1987. 392- 6802 #207. B TRACK DIGITAL • Recordings • On Location • CO's & Tapes • Vocal and Instrumental Peter Hercus (905) 631-6938 @. .. ~ sound post Canada's Striug Shop violins, violas, cellos, basses repairs and restorations, bow rehairs strings and accessories music and recordings educational materials guaranteed lowest prices * NEW LOCATION oi- 93 Grenville St. (near College/Bay), Toronto phone (416) 971-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 Free Parking * Open Sundays 12 - 5 TORONTO'S ONLY COf'v1PREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE