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Volume 3 Issue 10 - July/August 1998

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Aficionados of Toronto's new music scene will recognize the name "Hear & Now" from its previous incarnation, a broad sheet produced by New Music Concerts. That excellent concert guide now makes its home here in WholeNote. THEM THERE HILLS . Summer is festival time, and. many Torontonians "head for the hills" where they can combine musical delights with delightful surroundings. "Newer" music is a significant component in festival programmes around the province. Some highlights: •The Elora Festival has several exciting concerts for new music fans. On July 16, Anne-Marie Donovan and the Penderecki String Quartet perform Glenn Buhr's Three Songs for Mezzo & Quartet, plus Buhr's Quartet #2 "Sixblues." July 19, the Elora FestivaJ Singers present works by Canadians Sid Robinovitch and Srul Irving Glick along :with Bernstein's famous Chichester Psalms. July 24 The "Second Viennese School" retrospective has Schoenberg's Kammersymphonie, Op. 9 as a centrepiece. And July 25 a Kurtag song cycle shares the stage with Dohnanyi and Bartok • Festival of the Sound divides into several thematic mini-series, many of which include 20th century composers. Catch the Canadian premiere of Tokuyama's Sonata for Oboe, Horn and Harpsichord July 24 in a program of chamber works celebrating Debussy. The Hommage a Debussy continues next day, with pieces by that composer, Pouleilc, Gershwin and Barber, plus the world premiere of Jacques Hetu's Sonata for 13 Instruments. The Festival's "Discovery" series highlights the Coming ·. Generation through 7pm proflle concerts; including emerging artists David Kae, Chad Martin and Rose Boulton. Also, Gary Kulesha and several younger composers are featured in an 11am concert, August 1. MUSICWORKS EXPLORATIONS IN SOUND MAGAZINE & COMPACT DISC John L. Adams · Pauline Oliveros R. Murray Schafer Claude Schryer David Tudor The role of listening in tre creation and _ perception of music. sl2 SAMPLE MAGAZINE & CD Subscription 3/year 179 RICHMOND STREET WEST TORONTO ON M5V 1 V3 CANADA t:416 977-3546 f:416 208-1084 cornucopia, of new music this year: Use the new music "Quick Picks" on this page to zero in on the others in WholeNote's compendious listings. • And still in Ottawa. Rodney Sharman and Atom Egoya~'s Elsewhereless moves to the National Arts Centre July 16, 17 ,18. HOMEBODIES TAKE HEART • The Caliban Quartet - Canada's unique bassoon quartet gives a concert .... au i c k: New compilect by Lauren Pratt This quick guide to new music In WholeNote's concert listings (p.15-29) was compiled with the help of the Music Matrix Conflict Calendar, an aid to new music scheduling In Toronto. ' Jul 1. 8pm: Elmer lseler Jul 2, 8pm: Huntsville Jul 4, 12pm: NAC, Ottawa Jul 7. 7:30: St. Martin -In-The-Fields Jul 7. 8pm: Huntsville Jul 11 • 8pm: Huntsville Jul 13, 12:15: Church of the Holy· Trinity Jul 14. 8pm: Elora Festival Jul 14, 8pm: Huntsville Jul 16, 7pm: NAC, Ottawa Jul 16, 8pm: Elora Festival ·Jul 17. 7pm: Huntsville Jul 17,7:30: NAC, Ottawa Jul 17. 8pm: Festival of the Sound Jul18, 12 no'on: NAC, Ottawa Jul 18. 7:30:'NAC, Ottawa Jul 19, 2pm: Elora Restival Jul 20, 8pm: TheatreFix Jul 21. _3:30: Thornhill Chamber Music Jul 21. 7:30: Caliban Quartet Jul 22, 12 noon: Festival of the Sound Jul 22, 3:30: Thornhill Chamber Music Jul 23, 7pm: F. of the Sound Jul 24, 12 noon: Festival _of the Sound Jul 24, 1pm: Elora Festival Jul 24, 6:30: F. of the Sound Jul 24, 8pm: Toronto Children's Chorus Jul 25, 1pm, 3pm: Elora Jul 25, 8pm: F. of the Sound Jul 25, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Jul 26, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Jul 27. 3:30: Thornhill Chamber Music Jul 27_. 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Jul 28, 12 noon: Ottawa Chamber Music Jul 28, 8pm: Natio~al Youth Orchestra Jul 28, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Jul 29. 12pm: F. of the Sound Jul 29, 12 noon, 8pm, 11pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Jul 30, 12pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Jul 30, 7pm: F. of the Sound Jul 30. 8pm. 11 pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Jul 31, 10am, 12 noon, 6:30pm, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Jul 31 6:30: F. of the Sound Aug. 1, 11 am, 7pm, 8pm: . F . . of the Sound Aug. 1, 11pm: Ottawa Chamber Music· Aug. 2. 8pm: Ottawa-Chamber Aug. 3, 12 noon, 5pm, 8pm, 11 pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug.3,5pm,8pm,11pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug. '4, 12 noon, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug. 5, 12 noon, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug. 5, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug. 6, 8pm: F. of the Sound Aug. 6, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Aug. 7, 11 :30am, 8pm: Ottawa Chamber Music Aug. 7. 12pm: F. of the Sound Aug. 8, 8pm: F. of the S.ound Aug. 9, 2pm: Theatre Orangeville Aug.' 10, 12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity Aug. 13, 8pm: S. Ontario Chamber Music Institute Aug. 24 12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity Aug. 25 & 26 8:00: Opera Anol')ymous TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

HEAR & Now, continued from page 10 ; at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen •NATS- and not the kind that Street (above the OLD Music are a nuisance for out-door Gallery space) on July 21. concerts! From JulJ 4-7 ·Composers include: Piazzolla, Toronto welcomes the National Ellington, Hahn, Maxwell Association of Teachers of Davies, Ka Nin Chan, David Singing 45th Convention - the Scott, Rene Lussier, Part and first time that Canada has Walter Buczynski. If you miss hosted this prestigious event. them in Toronto, Caliban next Several recitals feature 20th appears at the Ottawa Chamber century repertoire, and 'Music Festival on July 26. mezzo-soprano Catherine •For fans of contemporary Robbin premieres a new song music theatre back here in cycle, In Search of Eldorado, Toronto, Quenten Doolittle's by Toronto's Larysa Leviathan Hook will receive its Kuzmenko (July 6). first workshop presentation by (David G.H. Parsons is the Opera Anonymous on August Ontario Regional Director of 25, 26 at the Music Gallery. the Canadian Music Cen-tre.) CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE The Canadian Music Centre's recording label Centrediscs has released a new digital compact disc, :'Among Friends," featuring one of France's most adventurous ensembles, the Trio de Iscles. This piano trio learned and recorded the repertoire featured on this recording - music by five Canadian composers - at the Banff Centre for the Arts. ESPRIT ORCHESTRA Esprit Orchestra completed a tour of four western Canadian cities in June. The tour, Esprit's first since 1988, took the orchestra to Calgary, Vancouver, Banff and Edmonton, performing in four of Canada's finest new concert halls. In addition to concerts, Esprit presented a day of artists talks and demonstJ:ations in Vancouver. MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY Mississauga Symphony is looking for musicians fqr cello and percussion sections as well as all strings for the community orchestra. For information contact John Barnum, conductor: 905-820- 9663 or Colleen at the MSO office at: 905-274-1571. ORCHESTRAS CANADA CDS of the following chamber . groups are available from the ENSEMBLES CANADA Chamber Music Record Mart: Caliban Bassoon Quartet; Hannaford Street Silver Band; Music Camerata Montreal; Nexus; Toronto Tabla Ensemble; Trio Lyra. Each CD: .00 plus .00 postage. Call 366-8834 for details and to order. TAFELMUSIK Tafelmusik spent a 2-week period as orchestra-in- · residence at the Scotia Festival of Music, Halifax, performing a total of six concerts between June 2 and 14 to great acclaim. This was the orchestra's first residency in Canada although it has been resident in· an annual German festival for the past · six years. TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS The Toronto Classical Singers invite new members. We specialize in choraVorchestral classics. We will present Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Vaugjlan Williams' . A Sea Symphony, etc.! No audition. Information: 416- 443-0312. TORONTO SYMPHONY After an exhaustive search, the TSO has appointed Catherine M. Cahill to assume the post of Executive Director, effective mid-July, 1998. Ms. Cahill, a highly' regarded arts administrator who is currently general manager of the New York Philharmonic, succeeds Stanley J. Shortt, who is retiring as TSO Managing Director. ,Foggy Day at the Shaw ~MUSIC•THEATRE • July-August 1998 . *** Blyth Festival. Hot Flashes. Musical comedy by Paul Ledoux .& John Roby. Garage Theatre, 1 07 Queen Street North, Blyth. 519-523-9300. . . *** Clay & Paper Theatre. The Ballad of Garrison Creek. Story of the life & experience of the creek through the eyes of its "demig9ddess." Narrated & sung by the Sewage Sisters; featuring Janet Burke, John Blackwood, Cavan Young, Bie Engelen & students & members of the community. July 30- August 2, 7:30: Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin St. south of Bloor; August 6- 9, 7:30: Little Norway Park; August 13 - 16, 7:00: Christie Pits, Christie & Bloor Sts.; August 20- 23, 7:00: Trioity Bellwoods Park, Dundas & Crawford Sts.; August 27 - 30, 7:00: Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin St. south·of Bloor. 392-1111. Donation. *** David & Ed Mirvish. Rent. To July 26. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 872- 1212. to . *** David & Ed Mirvish. Needfire- Passion of the Heart. Performers include The Irish Descendants, Mary Jane Lamond, John McDermott, The Ennis Sisters, John Allan Cameron & others. To July 12. Princess of Wales Theatre, 3.00 King St. W. 872-1212. Drayton Festival *** Theatre. Blood Brothers. Book, music & lyrics by Willy Russell; Alex Mustakas, director. August 26 to October 3. Drayton Opera House. 519-638-5555. to ; group rates available. . *** Elora Festival. On Broadway with Louise Pitre. Selections from Broadway & West End musicals, Piaf and more. David Warrack, piano. July 18: 8:00. Gambrel Barn, corner of County Roads 7 & 23. 519- 846-0331. . *** Feast of Fools Theatre. The Fantasticks. Book & lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt. July 9 , 26: 8:00 except Sundays: 2:00. Village TORONTO"S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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