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Volume 3 Issue 1 - September 1997

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10 september '97

10 september '97 wholenote END OF SUMMER BLUES & SPECIAL BAND EVENT The Bandstand is a column devoted to the band scene in and about Toronto. Hopefully we will keep you informed about events, concerts, news and all banding info. If we miss something you know about, let us know. TMs column is written by John McGuigan, currently the executive secretary of the CANADIAN BAND ASSOCIATION (Ontario chapter). John's other hat is that of the publisher of COMPRINT a new catalogue of Canadian music for bands, schools, and community music organizations, COMPRINT has currently available about thirty new titles at various difficulty levels for band, and about twenty-five titles of choral music. He also edits the CBA FANFARE magazine. CNE NOSTALGIA It's at this time of year that those of us who live with the band scene feel the sting of regret at the passing of a long and fine tradition that haunts us. Not too long ago one of the delights of attending the CNE was the welcome . rest period that came after long tramps throught the exhibits. We inevitably found ourselves seated at a band concert in the park, either at The Bandshell or in the Dufferin Gates Park. featured at this event are a poor substitute for the wonderful· and musical pop concerts of the past in the calm and restful venues that the CNE used to provide. CBA BAND-AID '97 -FULL OF PROMISE This month on Saturday Sept. 27th will see the inauguration of what the "Canadian Band Association" hopes will become an annual affair ---a day long clinic for band conductors, teachers and musicians. The day will feature reading sessions of new music for band, jazz band, and various small wind ensembles. Robert Smith from Warner publications will be a guest conductor at this affair and many well known Canadian Band writers will be featured in a forum on the future of Canadian Music for Band. Reading sessions will be featured in the morning as well as several clinics on the use of percussion in concert bands. These percussion clinics will be held by Greg Hohn (the drum doctor) Colin Clarke (conductor of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra) and Greg Way from St. John Music. Sessions on the management of beginning bands and high school bands will be featured. The forum on the future of Canadian Band Music will be presented by Donald Coakley, Howard Cable, and Phil Nimmons as well as by representatives from SOCAN and CanCopy . A large exhibition area will feature displays by the music industry of instruments and music and other related services for bands. ' It was a respite that was filled by the entertaining music performed by one of the myriad military bands from the Toront~ Militia, or by the imported famous band guest of the CNE. There were at least three bands performing each day at that CNE and there were concerts available each morning, afternoon and evening. The CNE traditionally found the money and the schedule time for these delightful "Concerts in the Park" that so many people enjoyed. A famous band from the USA military, or one from the European traditions was imported each year and featured at bandshell concerts each afternoon and evening. Even famous Canadian bands like the RCMP Concert Band were featured at these concerts. Musicians wh~ participated in those concerts enjoyed the opportunity to play for appreciative audiences and incidentally to visit the "EX" on their free passes to the grounds. It seems to me that the rock concerts now Performing groups will include the Toronto Youth Flute Ensemble, The Artillery Brass, The Toronto Saxophone Quartet and an outstanding jazz ensemble lead by Paul Read of the U ofT. The afternoon concert will feature Alistair Kay as trombone soloist and a fine concert of band music by the Toronto Youth Wind Ensemble and the Greater Toronto Area Teachers' Wind Ensemble. The concert will begin at 2:30. If attendance and enthusiam warrants, the CBA hopes that this event will become an annual extravaganza, and will spread across Ontario. Cost for the day , which includes lunch, is set at for CBA members and for new members. New members will also receive nine CBA publications over the next year. Come to Northview S.S. at Bathurst and Finch for a special day of banding Sat. Sept. 27th. TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL-& CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

•Wholenote september '97 Prize-winning members Here are the results of wholenote's "early bird" draw for new and returning members. The. draw was held in mid-August. Left: Wholenote publisher, Allan Pulker, l. with Michael Grit, administrator of the Elora Festival Right: Music Gallery artistic director, Jim Montgomery, r. welcomes Sine Nomine co-founder, Randall Rosenfeld, to the Music Gallery. PHOTOS: MICHAEL SHAW •Mississauga Choral Society (photo, page 2) won a one day location recording session, including digital editing and mastering, from the Audio Group. •Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music won the use of the Music Gallery for a concert or other event in 1998. •The Elora Festival won up to 0 in display advertising in wholenote during the 1997-98 season. Reader survey winners Over the summer wholenote held two draws for 1997/8 concert tickets for a) readers who responded to the questionnaires placed randomly in copies of the June issue and b) readers who responded to a similar questionnaire printed in the July/August issue The winning numbers from June were 271, 286, 403, 447,502,519 and 723. If you submitted a questionnaire with one of these numbers, simply call us, and tell us the first three letters of your postal code as verification and you will be informed about your prize. The winning numbers from July/August were 1017, 1357,1569,1890,1929,2408,2741,2944,3141, 5484,6942, 7285,A1L2. If one of these corresponds to the first four digits of the eight digit number you entered on your questionnaire, phone us with the remaining four digits of your number as verification and you will be informed about your prize. The number to call is 416-406-6758. THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY Party Puppet Show specially designed for your child 2 to 6 years old (416) 922-8249 MUSIC*THEATRE*MUSIC THEATRE*MUSIC *THEATRE MusicTheatre listings September/October •Canadian Stage Company. The House of Martin Guerre. · Music & lyrics by Leslie Arden. Book by Leslie Arden & Anna Theresa Cascio; David Petrarca, director. September 22 to October 25. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 368-3110. •Theatre Orangeville. Colours in the Storm. The Tom Thomson musical, written & directed by Jim Betts. September 16- October 11. Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-3423. 0 to . •Canadian Opera Company. Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms. In Latin with English surtitles. Michael Schade, Oedipus; Judith Forst, Jocasta; Victor Braun, Creon; Colm Feore, Speaker; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. Sep 27, Oct 3, 7, 9, 15, 19. Puccini: Turandot. In Italian with English surtitles. Galina Kalinina, Turandot; Jon Villars, Calaf; Svetelina Vassileva, Liu; Hao Jiang Tian, Timur; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Canadian Children's Opera Chorus; Marco Armiliato, conductor. Oct 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 Free pre-performance talk in the lobby, 45 minutes before each performance. Hummingbird Centre ·for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 363-8231. to 5. •Square in Motion Soundsational Free Concert. Peter Glen Orchestra. A musical pot pourri of some of the greatest Broadway musicals ever written. September 17, 12:00 noon. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 392-0458. Free. •Patria Music/Theatre Projects. R. Murray Schafer: The Princess of the Stars. A musical drama. Members of Esprit Orchestra; Alex Pauk, music director; R. Murray Schafer, director. Package tour includes dinner, overnight accommodation, performance, breakfast & more. September 12, 13, 14: 5:30am. Wildcat Lake, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve. 1-800-246-6109. •Follows Latimer Entertainment./ Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Monday to Saturday: 8:00; Wednesday & Saturday: 2:00. New Yorker Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 872- 1111. .50to .50. · •Royal Alexandra Theatre. Jo/son. Full London Company. Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00; Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 2:00. To October 25. 260 King St. W. to . Performance Without Fear Workshops, classes and individual instruction for ALL musicians and artists. Learn unique techniques to cope with: • stage fright • body pain and muscle tension • loss of memory • mental blocks • and more Call Elisabeth Pomes (416) 769-8511 Performance Without Fear 1 1 ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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