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Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020

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Visions of 2020! Sampling from back to front for a change: in Rearview Mirror, Robert Harris on the Beethoven he loves (and loves to hate!); Errol Gay, a most musical life remembered; Luna Pearl Woolf in focus in recordings editor David Olds' "Editor's Corner" and in Jenny Parr's preview of "Jacqueline"; Speranza Scappucci explains how not to reinvent Rossini; The Indigo Project, where "each piece of cloth tells a story"; and, leading it all off, Jully Black makes a giant leap in "Caroline, or Change." And as always, much more. Now online in flip-through format here and on stands starting Thurs Jan 30.


2020 SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION DIRECTORY PART 1 It’s never too early to start planning your summer musical activities, whether for yourself or your children. Here is “Part 1 “ of our annual directory of summer music programs, some of which have early deadlines. The remaining profiles will be published in “Part 2” of the directory in the March issue, and the full up-to-date directory is available online at under the “Who’s Who” tab. ●● Domaine Forget - International Music and Dance Academy 5 Rang Saint Antoine, Saint-Irénée, QC May 31 to August 20 Contact: Rachel Tremblay 888-336-7438 Deadline: February 15, 2020 Cost: Depending on session and duration of stay Residential program !! Domaine Forget is an academy of music and dance recognized internationally for its outstanding quality of instruction. It is here, on the heights of Saint-Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region, that some 500 young students from around the world gather every summer. On the program: masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music, lectures, special workshops and concerts for every taste. ●● The Canadian Opera Company Canadian Opera Company Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON July 6 - August 1, 2020 Contact: Sarah Forestieri 416-306-2307 Deadline: Until Full Cost: 0 - 0 (depending on age) Day Program !! The Canadian Opera Company’s Summer Opera Camps offer children entering grades 1 through first year university an immersive operatic experience. Participants will playfully explore opera as both creators and performers, while developing their skills in a fun, yet intensive, week-long camp. Weekly activities include story creation, singing, composing, acting, improvisation, and costume, props and set design. Participants will work with professional artists to create and design their own opera, nurture performance skills, and experience every element of an opera come together in a final performance for family and friends. Ideal for any artsloving teen. All levels of experience are welcome. No audition required. ●● Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute Sault Ste. Marie, ON July 19 to August 1 Contact: Frank Deresti (705)206-1845 Deadline: June 1, 2020 Cost: 00 - includes room and board Residential program !! We are a 2-week summer program catering to advanced string, piano and voice students in late high school or university. Through a holistic and collaborative approach, our intensive program aims to provide students with a transformative experience that will positively impact their futures as musicians and as inspired leaders in their fields. Students will arrive playing at a high level on their instruments, and will leave with a wealth of new knowledge, skills, perspective and inspiration. Students will receive lessons from highly-skilled faculty as well as collaborating in daily chamber music rehearsals, performing in masterclasses and recitals, attending workshops and presentations on various topics, attending faculty concerts, and exploring Lake Superior Park and other local attractions. Don't miss the March 2020 edition! Deadline: Saturday February 8, 2020 or 416-323-22332 ext 26 40 | February 2020

●●Summer@Eastman Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY June 29 to August 7 Contact: Andrea Schuler 585-274-1564 Deadline: May 15, 2020 Cost: varies by program Day program !! The Eastman School of Music’s Summer at Eastman program offers students and the community an individualized and world-class music education experience. Choose between residential music programs for high-school students (Summer Jazz Studies and Summer Classical Studies), week-long institutes devoted to various instruments or specialties (for students and adults), and collegiate classes in music education, music history and music theory. New programs this year include The Unbroken Circle: Native American Song and Dance Workshop, Eastman Percussion Festival, Professional Development for the Orchestral Clarinetist, and online courses in Russian Lyric Diction and Spanish Lyric Diction. Visit our website for course information, schedules and registration details. Summer at Eastman ●●Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty of Music, University of Toronto May 31 to June 13 Contact: Laëtitia Lancellotta 416-964-9562 x241 tafelmusik-baroque-summer-institute Deadline: March 1, 2020 Cost: ,395 Residential program !! The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is a world-renowned training program in instrumental and vocal baroque performance practice, led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field. Since its inception in 2002, TBSI has continued to attract high-calibre musicians from far and wide. Consider joining an amazing group of musicians to delve into the world of baroque music: we promise you an intensive learning experience and lots of wonderful music-making. The TBSI program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber ensembles, opera scene study for vocalists, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance and public concerts by both participants and faculty. ●● Westben’s Performer-Composer Residency 6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford, ON July 5 to July 12 Contact: Ben Finley 705-653-5508 Deadline: February 1, 2020 Cost: ###COLUMNCONTENT### Residential program !! The Performer-Composer Residency at the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity is an intergenerational and international gathering of creative risk-takers whose practice involves some combination of performance and composition. It is an intensive, week-long collaborative environment, with peer-led workshops culminating in a final performance – deeply woven into the beautiful rolling hills of Canada’s Northumberland County. This is not a typical summer music program; it is not based on teacher-student divisions, tuition or competition. Designed for leading professional, dedicated emerging musicians from Canada and beyond, it encourages perspectival exchanges within a plurality of approaches to music-making, while sharing a commitment to building communities through music. ●●Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC June 27 to July 6 Contact: Ryan Kett 604-684-9100 x246 Deadline: March 11, 2020 Cost: ,515 Residential program !! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute (VSOI) offers students a comprehensive and nurturing orchestral training program. Our faculty is comprised of musicians from the renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of VSO music director, Maestro Otto Tausk. Musical opportunities abound, as all of our students play in the Institute Orchestra, rehearse and perform in chamber ensembles, and participate in masterclasses and repertoire classes. The VSOI offers fantastic performance opportunities, including student and faculty recitals, a concerto competition, as well as chamber music performances. The VSOI culminates with performances by the Institute Orchestra in iconic Vancouver settings, including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, one of Canada’s finest concert halls. Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute February 2020 | 41

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