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Volume 20 Issue 8 - May 2015

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WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDRENMay’s ChildErrol GayMJ BUELLErrol Gay lives in North York, Toronto, with Ann Cooper Gay and their beloved golden retriever,Patch. Some of his other pastimes include working out possible European train travel andsolving not-too-difficult Sudoku and crossword puzzles.NEW CONTEST!Who isJune’s CHILD?“The pleasure I get from seeing and hearing that the young performers actually likesinging my music – and that very often almost all the cast members can sing the entirescore (including the orchestra bits!) by the end of a run – is my greatest reward.”Mention Errol Gay to a group of musicians andyou’ll get some warm smiles of recognition: askeach of them how they know him and you’ll getmany different answers. In Paula Citron’s articlein this issue (page 8) about his wife, Ann CooperGay, there are more details about his extraordinarylife, including his association with theCanadian Children’s Opera Company.Born in Pouce Coupé, Gay grew up in BritishColumbia. He holds a Bachelor of Music fromthe University of British Columbia, a Masterof Arts in Musicology from the University ofNorth Carolina (Chapel Hill) and a Doctorof Musical Arts in conducting from StanfordUniversity (California). Composer, educator,conductor, studio and orchestra trombonist andpianist, this consummate musician has variouslylived and worked all over the U.S.A. andCanada. He’s been a conductor and chorusmaster with the Canadian Opera Company;assistant musical director of the CharlottetownFestival; co-conductor of the High Park Choirsof Toronto; music advisor/conductor of theHart House Orchestra (U of T); music directorof Orchestra Toronto;a frequent guestconductor with leadingCanadian orchestrasincluding the TorontoSymphony Orchestra.He was engaged by SirAndrew Davis to becover conductor ontwo European tourswith the TSO, and wasthe TSO’s librarianfor 24 years.Gay’s opera AErrol Gay, with his mother, Bev,near Naramata, BC in 2012.Dickens of a Christmas was premiered by theCanadian Children’s Opera Company in 2005.Alice in Wonderland, which opens May 7, ishis second opera for young voices.Earliest memory of music? My mothersinging. I later found out that Stephen Fosterfigured prominently in her repertoire.Musicians in your family? Two of herbrothers were quite good guitarists. My wife isan accomplished flutist, pianist, organist andsinger, and now conductor. Our first daughterwas a very good violinist/violist and singer inschool, although she did not pursue a musicalcareer. Our younger daughter is a fine professionalhorn player and is in the process ofreleasing her first CD as a solo singer in aunique genre: combining repertoire andelements of early (16th to-18th century) musicand current songs.First memories of making music? Earlypiano lessons with Phyllis Schuldt inVancouver at age four – crouching under thepiano, fascinated with the workings of thepedals. My longtime mentor in Penticton –Helen Silvester, notonly cut my nails when“I liiiiiike!” -Budpest, 1984~ ~ In Canada since 1998 – alwaysmovin’ forward.~ ~ In May: National Arts Centre withMolly Johnson, St. Philip’s AnglicanChurch with his quartet, The Rexwith Mark Kelso.~ ~ In June: after the Winnipeg JazzFestival he kicks off the TorontoJazz Festival at a birthdaycelebration for Oscar Peterson,then Victoria Jazz Festival, OttawaJazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival,and doubtless more stopsin between.Know our Mystery Child’s name?WIN PRIZES!Send your best guess by May 24, tomusicschildren@thewholenote.comI showed up after soccer or hockey practice with them in need ofattention but also recognized that the best interpretational motivationfor me was through orchestral analogy.Where did hearing music fit in? When I was about nine or tenour town was blessed with a local radio station (CKOK), whichwas soon connected to the CBC Dominion network. In addition toHockey Night in Canada, Fibber McGee and Molly and The LoneRanger, this network presented broadcasts of recitals and orchestrasfrom across Canada. The cultural woe that has befallen our countryduring the CBC’s destruction is, to me, monstrous and its perpetrationis unforgivable.You are invited to read an expanded version of this interviewonline at TO OUR WINNERS! HERE’S WHAT THEY WONAlice in Wonderland (May 7 to10, Harbourfront Centre Theatre).This fully staged one-act opera is performed by the Canadian Children’s Opera Companywith a chamber orchestra. A new commission by composer Errol Gay and librettist Michael Patrick Albano revisits Lewis Caroll’s familiar tale about thejourney down a rabbit hole. Directed by Albano, conducted by Ann Cooper Gay. A pair of tickets each for Michele Jacot and Barbara Aufgang.Verdi Requiem (May 21 to 23, Roy Thomson Hall) will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis who celebrates his 40-year bond with the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra with annual return guest engagements. “Verdi’s greatest opera” will feature Amber Wagner, soprano; Jamie Barton, mezzo; Frank Lopardo, tenor;Eric Owens, bass; and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. A pair of tickets for Keith Reid.The Barber of Seville (through May 22, Four Seasons Centre). Love has a riotous sense of humour in this new production of Rossini’s opera, conducted byRory Macdonald. The May 21 performance will feature Joshua Hopkins as Figaro, Cecilia Hall as Rosina, Bogdan Mihai as Almaviva, Nikolay Didenko as Bartolo,and Burak Bilgili as Basilio. A pair of tickets for Carole Snow .Con Brio! (May 31, Toronto Centre for the Arts) the final concert in the Orchestra Toronto season will feature guest artist Winona Zelenka in aprogram that includes work by Estacio, Mahler and Elgar, conducted by Kevin Mallon.A pair of tickets for Richard Smith.Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges George & Beverly, Ann, Fia, Francine, Ken, Ori, Samantha, Eldon, Lajos & May 1 - June 7, 2015 | 63

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