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Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019

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Arraymusic, the Music Gallery and Native Women in the Arts join for a mini-festival celebrating the work of composer, performer and installation artist Raven Chacon; Music and Health looks at the role of Healing Arts Ontario in supporting concerts in care facilities; Kingston-based composer Marjan Mozetich's life and work are celebrated in film; "Forest Bathing" recontextualizes Schumann, Shostakovich and Hindemith; in Judy Loman's hands, the harp can sing; Mahler's Resurrection bursts the bounds of symphonic form; Ed Bickert, guitar master remembered. All this and more in our April issue, now online in flip-through here, and on stands commencing Friday March 29.

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with trembling strings and bombastic brass and hear how the world’s greatest singers put their personal stamp on these roles. No music reading experience necessary. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Reserve tickets at or by calling 416-363-8231. Free. ●●Apr 26 4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Exploring Opera. Families with children of all ages are welcome to explore an opera in the COC’s 2018/19 season through accessible music and drama activities. This one-hour workshop focuses on La bohème by Puccini. No previous experience with opera or the performing arts is required. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). For more information and to reserve tickets, visit Free. ●●Apr 27 10:00am: Guitar Society of Toronto. So You Want to Play in a Band: A History of Women’s Contributions to Guitar Orchestras in Europe and North America. Mariette Stephenson will discuss the societal impact of large guitar ensembles and their promotion of women in music (from the Baroque era to the present day) including the involvement of female composers and music directors. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-964-8298. ; (st). ●●Apr 27 2:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Celebrating Ida Presti’s Artistry as Solo Performer and Composer. Dr. Candice Mowbray will discuss characteristics of legendary guitarist Ida Presti’s skill and style as a performer, and the ways in which those traits are manifested in her solo compositions. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416- 964-8298. ; (st). ●●May 07 7:30. The Heliconian Club. The Joy of Singing. Presented by Stephanie Bogle. In this interactive lecture, Stephanie will talk about her career in Europe, and then get people to participate in some vocal exercises and talk about vocal technique, style and health. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazleton Ave. 416-922-3618. Tickets , children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Master Class ●●Apr 28 1:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Master Class with Berta Rojas. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. guitarsocietyoftoronto. com. 416-964-8298. ; (st). Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●Apr 08 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. E. The ETCeteras Opera Insights: Sing-along Opera Choruses. Warm up those vocal cords for an opera singalong! Led by Sandra Horst, the COC’s Price Family Chorus Master, learn some of opera’s most familiar choruses and perform them together from start to finish. No musical experience necessary. Richard Bradshaw Theatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Reserve tickets at or by calling 416-363-8231. Free. ●●Apr 07 2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Debbie Lou Ludolph and the Inshallah Community Choir will share excerpts from their recently published resource “Sing the Circle Wide”. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 416-694-6436. Free admission. Tours ●●Apr 07 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Apr 14, May 5. A tour is available in French on Apr 28. Workshops ●●Apr 07 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Stéphane Potvin. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. . ●●Apr 12 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Refreshments included. Guests: . ●●Apr 28 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for singers and instrumentalists of Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Daniel Norman, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-605-2793. ; (members). ●●May 04 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. Presented by. Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff of Avanti Singers and Brock University who will lead participants through some great Kyrie-Gloria pairings from early masses of Palestrina and Byrd through to contemporary settings. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. Information at fee includes refreshments. ●●May 07 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Matthias Maute. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. . 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As Lawrence states: “The idea here is that an established band is helping to encourage youthful players, and possibly pointing the way toward future opportunities.” Aurora’s Town Council is studying plans to redevelop a portion of the town’s core into an entertainment and cultural complex, with the working title of “Library Square.” Plans include a new professional concert venue with 250 seats. Meanwhile, existing concerts are held at the Cultural Centre (the former Church Street School, where Lester B. Pearson taught). It’s a professional venue but its concert hall, called Brevik Hall, is quite small. The organizers hope that this could be a model for future events at Library Square, once that development affords an expanded showcase for arts and culture in Aurora. Talented young local performers will be able to join forces with veterans to produce musical entertainment that will be unique to Aurora. The After Hours Big Band got its start when some members of the Newmarket Citizens Band wanted to get together to play “big band music.” Those people stayed behind after the regular concert band rehearsal. Now, years later, this group, still mostly members of the concert band, have rehearsals on a different night at a different location. I recently had unusual unplanned visit with another big band. I had been invited to visit a rehearsal of the York Region Brass Band. When I arrived at the venue, I was stunned to see a couple of saxophones. As it turned out I had been given the wrong date. I was just in time for a regular rehearsal of the Borealis Band of Aurora. Since I knew a few of the members of the band, I stayed until after intermission, and enjoyed a bit more big band music. Murray Ginsberg Shortly after last month’s column about Murray Ginsberg, I received a lovely message from Barby Ginsberg, Murray’s youngest daughter. Along with her thanks about comments in that column, she was very curious about where I had obtained some of my information. In particular, she said that someone would have had to be at his funeral to have known, as I wrote, that “someone said after his passing: ‘Look out heaven - you just got one more Saint who’s marching in.’.... That someone was me! That was how I ended my eulogy!” (Unfortunately, at this juncture, I can’t recall my exact sources.) BANDSTAND QUICK PICKS !! APR 6, 7PM: The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble will present “Best of Big Band Open Mic.” Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga. !! APR 27, 7PM: Toronto Duke Ellington Society. Annual Concert. Ellington: Suites (excerpts). Sophia Perlman, vocalist; The Brian Barlow Big Band. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto. !! APR 28, 2PM: The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble will present “Jazz at the Legion.” Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. !! MAY 3, 7:30PM: Scarborough Concert Band. Spring Concert. Keith Bohlender, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. !! MAY 5, 3PM: The Weston Silver Band will have their “Afternoon at the Proms” with. Canadian and British repertoire. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments and has performed in many community ensembles. He can be contacted at April 1 – May 7, 2019 | 65

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