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Volume 3 Issue 3 - November 1997

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  • Toronto
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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 house for new Canadian music. Currently this catalogue contains 28 Band publications and 24 Choral publications. National Youth Band Auditions Deadline The National Youth Band will take place in May from the 7th to the 14th in Vancouver B.C., in conjunction with Musicfest '98. Students who would like to experience this fine opportunity to meet with the best young musicians from across the country and to make music in a superior situation, are invited to submit 5 minute audition tapes. The deadline for submission of tapes is November 12th 1997. If you need further information or application forms call me at 905-826-5542 This Band annually presents one of the finest concerts of band music in the country. This year's conductor is Bobby Herriot who is international known and respected in band circles. If you are a serious and competent young musican between 16 and 20 years of age as of January '98 you are eligible to participate in this outstanding event. The National Youth Band is an annual project of the Canadian Band Association and has produced over the last few years a musical event of outstanding import. Jim Forde the new manager of the group has worked as its treasurer. for many years and will bring his experience and enthusiasm to this Canadian Institution. Fine Band Performances This seems to be the month for great band performances as the premiere groups in the Toronto Area have scheduled fine concerts of worthwhile music. Sunday November 2nd at 3:00pm The Hannaford Street Silver Band has a Canadian Showcase Concert featuring works by Roger Bergs, Gary Kulesha and Godfrey Ridout. This is the second of their concert series and takes place at the St. Lawrence Centre, Jane Mallett Theatre. New works by John Bur:ge and Peter Koene will be featured. French horn virtuoso James Sommerville will also perform. This is a first rate brass band and one that deserves the support of all band music aficionados. Their record in bringing new ,Canadian music onto the stage is continuous and courageous. Information at 416-366-7723 Saturday November 8th 7:30pm This is the first in a series of brass band concerts presented by the Intrada Brass. This is a recently formed group conducted by Bram Gregson. Their mandate to perform the best of brass repertoire is alive with this series. The initial concert features Johnny Cowell on trumpet and a fine array of music by Vinter, Goffin , Arnold, Cowell, Ravel, Calvert, Arban, Smetana and Debussy. The concert will take place at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga. This is a perfect theatre for such a performance. It is well appointed and convenient ( just off Erin Mills Parkway at Battleford, about a mile south of 401. Take the Mississauga Rd. Exit.) · Information and tickets at 905-821-0090 Sunday November 23rd at St Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge at 3:00 pm and Sunday November 30th at Grandview Baptist Church in Kitchener at 3:00pm This concert by the Wellington Winds is entitled"Showcase of Soloists" and features different sections of the band. It will include Schumann's Koncertstiicke for French Horns, Weber's Clarinet Concerto, Satie's Gymnopodies I & 2 for flutes, and Bencriscutto's Concerto Grosso for Sax Quartet. The brass section will perform Heaton's Toccata, and C.T. Smith's Concert Variations will round out the programme. Musical Director Michael Purves-Smith has planned an outstanding band event. Information and tickets at 519-579-3097 Friday November 28th, at the Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West The Toronto Wind Orchestra will present the first concert of its 4th season. Tania Miller, currently director of the University of Michigan Band, will enjoy her second appearance with the band. The programme will include Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, Grainger's Colonial Song, Holst's Jupiter from the Planets and Shostakovitch' sF estive Overture. Information and tickets 416-429-3407 Other Wind Ensemble Events for November Saturday Nov. I Metropolitan United Church at 7:30pm An Evening of Things Scottish - Pipes and Met. Brass Sunday Nov. 2 Kings way Baptist Church Festiva) of Hymns and Praise Band of the Salvation Army Fri. Nov. 7 Music Gallery at 8:00pm 179 Richmond Batterie Park Percussion Collective Fri. Nov . 14 Numus Concerts Wind & Percussion Music Thurs. Nov 27 Music Around Us CBC Radio 2 12:00 noon Sat. Nov. 29 U. ofT. Wind Ensemble 8:00pm MacMillan Th. Check Wholenote Listings for details of the above. TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLl' C ~ASSICAL & CONTEMPO RARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

Musicians -ip our,Midst: Portrait #6 DALE SORENSEN One fateful September "quite a few years back" Dale Sorensen got the bad news, Someone else was going to be the percussionist in his junior high school music class in - Charlottetown, P:E.I. So pointing to a trombone he said he would do that instead. By the ~nd of grade 12 he was studying privately, playing in the University of Prince Edward Island Jazz Band, and had decided a career. The following year he entered the music education program at UPEI. A short stint in teaching followed (convincing him that performance, not teaching, was for .him) followed in turn by a masters degree in performance at University of Chicago under the supervision of C.S.O. veteran Frank Crisafulli. · He came to Toronto five years ago, got p_art-time work at the ~oy Thomson Hall Music Store, and started letting people know that he was available. Now he is principal' trombone in the Windsor Symphony 'Orchestra (with which' he has also performed as a soloist), second trombone in the New Hamilton Orchestra, and has played on occasion with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kitche~er­ Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London. He has also performed several solo recitals. He spends his summers back home, where he plays in the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra and with the Northumberland Brass. . You can hear Dale in recital with fellow Charlottetown exile, bass trombonist, Bob Nicholson, on November 10, at Barcode on College Street. Musicians in Our Midst is photographed by Michael Shaw, ASHLEY & CRIPPEN PHOTOGRAPHERS 200 DAVENPORT ROAD (416) 925-2222 •Young Composers' Workshop •Nov 2, 3:00- 5:30: Operatic Competition. ARRAYMUSIC is Afternoon at ll Fornello, 1560 . accept~ng applications for 1997/ Yonge St. to celebr~te Arbor Oak 98 competition. Designed for Trio's Tenth Anniversary. 256- composers who have completed 9421. basics, to work directly with a •Nov 15: Heuriger Abend, professional ensemble 'in the Austrian wine-tasting Dinner development of a new work. Party. Albany Club, for Tor. Deadline December 1, 1997. Operetta Theatre. 465-2912. Michael J. Baker at: 416-532- WORKSHOPS 3019; fax: 416-532-9797. •Nov 2, 1:30- 4:00: Tor. Early AUDITIONS Music Players Org. Marie-France •The Yorkminstrels Show Richard, baroque oboist. 480- Choir. All sectfons (SATB). 0225. Bonnie Gold 733-8562 or •Nov 19, 7:30: CAMMAC Flute Michael Bines 905-764-6648. Club. Performers to play w. •Bach Children's Chorus. Limothers. 421-0779. ited space, 6 and up. 431-0790. •Nov 30, 2:00: CAMMAC •Glassical Chamber Orchestra. Musical Reading for string "A training_orch.". Violin, viola, players, cond.David Ford. Elgar , cello, bass, french horn, oboe, and Grieg. 421-0779. · flute, clarinet & trumpet. Call •OPEN REHEARSAL of Peter Wong, 233-4200. VOICES, choir _cond. Ron • Amadeus Choir. Good sight- Cheung. Limited seating reading skills, experience & free available. 769-1345. Tues. eve. Call 905-642-8706. LECTURES, •Vocalpoint, new semi-pro MASTERCLASSES . Chamber Choir, experienced •Nov 1,l0am to 7pm:·Flute - singers, all ranges. Contact Ms. Masterclass with Peter Lloyd. 'Bev Jahnke at 416-467-5961. 905-648-1560. •Cantilena. 18-member •Nov 6, 12:10: Lectur~ by performing group. Classical, Justin Kolb Know the Score: Musical Theatre, Folk, . Inspiration and Motivation for Spirituals, Sacred, Gospel & Pop Surviving in the Business of repertoire.-1-800-867-3281. Music. Walter Hall, Free. •Vox Gregoria~a. Sat. after- • Nov 9, 2:00: Yoga for Singers noons. No experience necessary. offered by ProVOCE. 960-0472. Call 416-538-7918. •Nov14, 7pm: The Crazy •Interested in playing in a Business of Showbusiness. Laura newly forming community Pudwell. ProVOCE. 960-0472. chamber orchestra? Call 964- • Nov 30, 2pm: Feldenkrais for 0726 ASAP· Singers. ProVOCE. 960-0472. •ProVoceYoung Singers •Dec 5, 7pm: Masterclass for Academy auditions for 'singers singers. Michael Warren, between 8 & 16 will be on . ProVOCE. 960-0472. November 23. 960-0472:

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