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Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017

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In this issue: Our podcast ramps up with interviews in March with fight director Jenny Parr, countertenor Daniel Taylor, and baritone Russell Braun; two views of composer John Beckwith at 90; how music’s connection to memory can assist with the care of patients with Alzheimer’s; musical celebrations in film and jazz, at National Canadian Film Day and Jazz Day; and a preview of Louis Riel, which opens this month at the COC. These and other stories, in our April 2017 issue of the magazine!


SIMON FRYER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 2017 2018 CBC Radio Two: The Living Legacy OCTOBER 5, 2017 | 1.30 PM LARA ST. JOHN Lara St. John, violin Matt Herskowitz, piano NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | 1.30 PM ZODIAC TRIO Riko Higuma, piano; Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin MARCH 8, 2018 | 1.30 PM ELIAS STRING QUARTET Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello APRIL 12, 2018 | 1.30 PM Sylvia Schwartz, soprano Olivier Godin, piano Simon Fryer with guest cellists: TORONTO DEBUT SYLVIA SCHWARTZ MAY 3, 2018 | 1.30 PM CELLODRAMA! Ariel Barnes Roman Borys David Hetherington Paul Widner Thomas Wiebe Leanne Zacharias Winona Zelenka SPECIAL GUEST: Sarah Slean, soprano 120 th Season Subscribe to Five Thursday Afternoon Concerts for 5 (special price until May 31) Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park (Museum Subway) 416-923-7052 Harry Somers When Harry’s Voice Came to Play DAVID JAEGER The explosion of Canadian artistic creativity that led up to and accompanied the Canadian centennial celebrations in 1967 spawned ripples that continued for years, if not decades. In addition to the more than 2000 artistic infrastructure projects that the federal Centennial Commission created, there were also dozens of original musical works commissioned, by various bodies including CBC Radio, to celebrate the milestone. Some of these have remained in the canon of Canadian classical repertoire, such as Norma Beecroft’s The Living Flame of Love, Harry Freedman’s Rose Latulippe, Jacque Hétu’s Woodwind Quintet, Barbara Pentland’s Suite Borealis, Murray Schafer’s Requiems for the Party Girl, and Harry Somers’ Evocations. In December 1967 the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) published a comprehensive catalogue of nearly 200 of these new works. RCA Victor collaborated with the CBC’s international service, Radio Canada International (RCI), to create a centennial edition LP series, Music and Musicians of Canada, which ran to 17 volumes. Other labels, such as Columbia, also released Canadian classical works, although less numerous than the RCA/RCI collaboration. Harry Somers’ and Mavor Moore’s opera Louis Riel was arguably the crowning achievement among all this creative activity. The opera was produced by the Canadian Opera Company in 1967, continues to page 86 PHOTO CREDIT GILBERT A. MILNE & CO. PHOTO COURTESY CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE 8 | April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 April 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 9

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