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Volume 3 Issue 10 - July/August 1998

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Playhouse Theatre-Studio, 2190 Bloor St.· W. 231-3.131. '. *** Festival of the Sound. Musical Cruise: My One and· Only - A Gershwin Birthday Celebration. Classical, jazz & musical theatre music. Trudy Desmond, vocals; Doug Riley, piano. July . 19 & 21: 7 :00. Town Dock, 9 Bay St. Parry Sound. 705-746- 2410.. . ' *** . Georgian Theatre Festival. The Fantasticks. By Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt; Michael McGinn, director. July 4, 8, 9, 17, 25, 30; August 2 & 6. Meaford Opera House, 1 2 Nelson St. E. 519-538-356911- 888-541 -4444., (group rates available). *** Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts. Riverdance, Return engagem_ent. Begins July 1. 1 Front St. E. 872- 2262. to . *** Huntsville Festival of the Arts. Italian Opera Evening.· Evening of grand opera, overtures, arias, duets & sextets by Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi & Puccini. Voices from the University of Toronto Opera School; Huntsville Festival Symphony; ~erry Stratton, conductor. July 16: 8:00. Grandview Inn, Huntsville. 705-788-2787/1-800-663- 2787. $10to . **'!e: Huron Country Playhouse. Bye Bye Birdie. By Stewart, Strouse & Adams. To July 4. 2 km east of Grand Bend, off County Road 81 . 51 9-238-6000. to . *** Huron Country Playhouse. 42nd Street. By Warren & Dubin. August 18 to September 5. 2 km east of Grand Bend, off County Road 81. 519-238-spoo. to . Philippine Centennial Year; integ'rating the dance, music, art & drama traditions of the cultures of the Southern Philippines. Mindanao State University Repertory Company. July 18: 8:00. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 208-7617.,. *** Kingston Sum~er Festival. A Chorus Line. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. July 31 to August 1 6. Mainstage, Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050/1-800-615- 5666. . *** Kingston Summer Festival. The Kingdom of the Saguenay. Traditional French-Canadia'n folk tale told by 20 actors & musicians plus 50-voice Cantabile Children's Choir of Kingston. August 27, 28, 29 & 30: 8:00. Mainstage, Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., Kingston. 613-530-2050/1- 800-615-5666.. *** Kingston Summer Festival. How To Eat Like A Child. A musical revue for children that parents can enjoy. 5-6-7-8 Childrer.~'s Dance Theatre. July 1 6 - 26, Thursday - Saturday: 7:30. Backstage, Baby Grand . Studio, 218 Princess. St'., Kingston. 613-530-2050/1 - 800-615-5666.. *** King's Wharf Festival. Suds. .Musical soap opera featuring familiar songs of the 60s: July 21 -August 1. 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene. 705-549- 8064. to . *** King's Wharf Festival. Nunsense II - the Second Coming. Musical comedy by Dan Goggin. August 19 - 30. 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene. 705-549- 8064. to . Lighthouse~s'tfval Theatre. Hot Flashes. By Paul Ledoux & John Roby; David Ferry, director. July 1 to 18. Town Hall Theatre, Main & Market Streets, Port Dover. 519-583, 2221. to . *** Lighthouse Festival Theatre. The Steamer Atlantic. By Simon Johnston; directed by Robert More; original music by Bruce Milner. Sweeping epic combining music, humour & drama. August 12- 29. Town · Hall Theatre, Main & Market ·streets, Port Dover. 519-583- 2221. to . *** Lighthouse Fest.ival Theatre. Jacob · Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. Written by Mordecai Richler; lyrics by Dennis Lee; music by Philip Balsam; add. music & lyrics by Jim Betts; performed by LFT Young Company. August 24- 29. Town Hall Theatre, Main & Market Streets, Port Dover. 51 9-583-2221. *** Livent Inc. Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance. July 16- August 29. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. 5040 Yonge St. 872-2222. .50 to .50; group rates available. *** Living Arts Centre. Hot Shoe Shuffle. Musical comedy about 7 Australian brothers who tap their way to New York & tak!l Broadway by s£orm. Music of Gershwin, Carlhichael, Ellington & others. July 18 to August 9. 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306- 60,00: to . , *** National Arts Centre Ottawa. 'Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado . . Directed & choreographed by Brian Macdonald; sets & _costumes by Susan Benson; - National Arts Centre Orchestra. July 17 to 25. 53 Elgin St. Ottawa. 1-888-910-2787. to . *** National Arts Centre Ottawa ~ Elsewhereless. Written & directed by Atom Egoyan; music by Rodney Sharman; Wayne Strongman, conductor. *** Integrated Performing Arts Cast of 5 singers accompanied Guild. Tales from Mindanao. by a 10-member orchestra, in a Performance celebrating multimedia environmental context. July 16; 17 & 18: .------------------~-----, 7:30. 53 Elgin St. Ottawa. 1- ·Voice Training for s~ngers with Paul Mason (416) 495-9872 http://www.interlog.com 1-pma'son '888-91 0-2787.. *** National Arts Centre Ottawa. Natalie Choquette.' La Diva II. Quebec soprano in her hilarious sendup of eccentric opera stars. In French. July 7, 8, 9 & ,-11: 9:00. NAC Studio, 53 Elgin St. Ottawa. 1-888-910- 2787. . ***· National Arts Centre Ottawa. How a Promise Made the Buffalo Jump. Traditional TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE Blackfoot story. Created, dire.cted & choreographed by Michael Greye'y'es; original , music by Louis Applebaum. In English, for ages 7 and up. July 8 - 12: 11 :OOam & 2:00. NAC Salon, 53 Elgin St. Ottawa. 1-888-910-2787.. ' *** Opera Anonymous. Leviathan Hook. Musical workshop of a new Canadian opera about the clash between science and religion, by Quenten Doolittle and Rex Deverell, followed by question and· answer session with composer and librettist. Stars Lenard Whiting, Adele Kozak, Erika Lee Tanner and Edward Franko. Musical director, Robin Wheeler. August ·25 & 26: 8pm. Music' Gallery, 179 Richmond St. West. 204-1080.$10 *** Pantages Theatre. Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera. Unlimited engagement. 244 Victori.a St. 872-2222. $S0.50to . *** Port Credit Summer Theptre. Pump Boys and Dinettes. By Foley, Hardwick, Monk, Morgan, Schimmel & Wann. Starring Carol McCartney & Terry Hatty. To July 18. Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road W. 905-274-7345.$10to . *** proVOCE Studios. Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona; Puccini: Suor Angelica. July 23 & 24: 8:00. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 960-0472. ,. *** Red Barn Theatre. Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Donald Harron; music by Norman Campbell; Randy 'Vancourt, musical director. To August 1. Jackson's Point, Georgina. 905-722-3249. to ; group rates available. *** Shaw Festival. A Foggy Day. Words & music by George & Ira Gershwin. To November 1. Royal George Theatre, Niagaraon-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429. to . *** Showboat Festival Theatre. Lullaby of Broadway. Conceived & written by Burton 'Lancaster; music by Sondheim, Rodgers & Hart, Waller, Gershwin, Kander & Ebb, Ellington & many more. August 26 - 30; September 2-6. 296 Fielden Ave, Port Colborne. 905-834 -0833.~ to . *** MUSIC• THEATRE LISTINGS continue, page 14

( John McGuigan is currently the administrative secretary of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario Chapter). His main function is the editing of the quarterly magazine "Fanfare" and to maintain records and. offices for the association. He also owns and operates "COMPRINT" a publishing ho~se for mdw Canadian music. . National Youth Band Wows Musicfest. By all accounts the May session of the NYB in Vancouver was an unqualified success. This organization sponsored by the Canadian Band Association is assembled each year from auditions sent in by students from across the country. This year the musical director was Bobby Herriot from Ontario. · · Bobby was very impressed by the unusually high quality of the musicianship displayed by the assembled young musicians. Apparently the 1500 young musicians from MusicFest were also impressed as the musicians were piped in by one of their own who happened to bring his pipes to add a special dimension to the week of musical activity. When they opened with Hockey Night In Canada there was a gasp of delighted surprise from the audience. Their showmanship and competence make the effort the CBA puts into this project a truly worthwhile endeavour. The success of this event each year has encouraged the CBA to consider the founding of a national youth jazz ensemble in the near future. Surely such unsupported work carried on' by the CBA is worthy of some kind of grant or sponsorship to take some of the load off of the attendees who must fundraise individually for their places within this National Gem. ' The Year's Best Concert In The Park Each year in June the CBA sponsors a CAVALCADE OF WINDS open to comi"nunity bands from across Ontario. On June 13 this event took place at HARBOURFRONT's outdoor park in TORONTO. It turned out .to be the best Band Concert In The Park seen in Toronto for many years. The six Ontario Community Bands played a continuous concert from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm that was not seriously impaired by a downfall of rain prior to the fifth co.ncert. The last two bands just moved into the ~rigantine Room and continued. Each band performed a thirty to forty minute concert .which included a Canadian work and a standard band work to be adjudicated by the judges George MacRae and Gino Falconi. All were in the best concert readiness this reporter has seen for many years. Bands from Brampton, Caledon, Newmarket, Pickering, Thornhill, and the Greater Toronto Area Teacher's Wind En~emble , gave sterling performances that ' attracted a growing audience as the day progressed, even after the rain (Perhaps with a little promotiol) from Harbourfront we would have had a fine audience all day). A Freebie For Rehearsal And 1 Practising CodaMusic the firm that gave us Finale has produced a computer program to aid students and musicians with practice routines. This program provides accompaniment for practice sessions. It can change tempo to make the · music more or less difficult. It can change keys to help practice routines. It can even play a loop of music so that you can practise that fiendish eight bar section as often as you like and at any tempo. It is available for any instrument or for any voice range. The complete program is now free. There is a repertoire of thousands of tunes available and they must be purchased at a very reasonable price. Teachers can keep track of the practise routines of their students automatically. Tunirig and rhythmic aids are part of the package. If you are one of those who likes to practise with others who accompany you, this is for you. The computer musicians never tire and are free. Check this program out on the web at www.smartmusic-@codamusic. com July and August band concerts , July I Etobicoke CB Band De Solei! II :45 am Centannial Pk July 7 Oakville WO Outdoor Summer Cct 7:00pm Coronation Pk July 8 EtobicokeCB Band De Solei! 7:00pm Centanni a! Pk July 8 Salvation Army Suq1mer in the Pk 12:30 pm Met United Ch• July '12 Bromley Youth British Concert Series 7:00pm Wasaga Beach July 14 Durham Cty Briti.sh Concert Series 7:00pm Wasaga Beach · Julyl4 Oakville WO Outdoor Summer Cct ' 7:00pm Coronation Pk July 16 North Y CB Outdoor Summer Cct 7:30pm 5100 Yonge St July21 Oakville WO Out9o~~ Summer Cct 7:00pm Coronation Pk July 28 Oakville WO Outdoor Summer Cct 7:00pm Coronation Pk July 29 Etobicoke CB Band De Solei! 7:00pm Centannial Pk July 30 North Y · CB Outdoor Summer Cct 7:30 pm 5100 Yonge St Aug I Canadian Brass Bach Gabrieli etc 8:00pm Notre Orne Ott Aug 9 Northdale CB AquatheaterConcert 7:30pm Orillia Drum Corps International Summer Music Games Schedule 1998 July 12 Buffalo NY' July 25 Brantford Ont July 26 Peterbdorough Ont July 29 Kitchener Ont · Aug I Montreal PQ For information about the Drum Corps International phone 416-234-9846 or 519-894-0222 Check the listings for time place and details • TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CpNTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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