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Volume 3 Issue 6 - March 1998

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..... oncert ~es WILLIAM AIDE'S 60TH BIRTHDAY. COME EARLY In what he calls "a demonstration program devoted to flat-out nostalgia" pianist William Aide celebrates his 60th birthday on March 1 at 3 pm in Walter Hall. His program is based on firsts, he writes: "The first · Scherzo and the first ballade were my first large-scale Chopin; the Etudes, Op. 10 #4 & 8 [I played] on my first year Faculty jury ... the E-flat Nocturne functioned as the theme to my weekly live-to-air radio program in the early fifties . . . and I played the E minor waltz in the Porcupine Kiwanis Festival and recorded it at the ripe old age of 12 ... Admission is free and seating on a first-come basis, so come early! THREE DAY HURDY GURDY DA'v features BAROQUE BRUNCH Sunday, March 22 at 1 pm, will be a rare opPQrtunity to hear the unique repertoire of French music for hurdy gurdy. Daniel Thonon, Quebec-based multi-instrumentalist and luthier and Toronto player Catherine Keenan will play pieces from this rich and beautiful solo and duet repertoire, including works by Delavigne and Buturne. At historic George Brown House, 51 Baldwin Street (Beverley Street one block north of Dundas). JENNIFER SWARTZ; GREAT GLICK Joan Watson's is not the only solo recital this month by an up-and-coming orchestral musician. Montreal Symphony principal harpist, Jennifer Swartz, one of whose teachers was TSO principal harpist, Judy Loman, will be giving a recital at Walter Hall on March 19. The featured work on the program will be Srul Irving Glick's King David Sonata for solo harp, which received its Toronto premiere by Judy Loman at the Gardiner Museum in February. I was there and thought it one of the best of Glick's comPQsitions that I have heard. The concert is a benefit for REENA and HAADD, two organizations for developmentally handicapped people. T AFELMUSIK AT HOLY .BLOSSOM Tafelmusik will include much of the program from its debut performance last year in Israel in a performance at Holy We sell violbts. And violas. And cellos. And bows. And cases. And strings. And all accessories. And Suzuki. TM And a whole lot of other cool stuff. Call for a free copy of our catalogue. 26 Cumberland. 2nd Floor • Tel: 1·416-960-8494 • Eree Parking! Oh, did I mention sheet music? We sell tons of sheet music, too. TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY MOZART SOCIETY On March 18 the Mozart Society will present a unique evening of baroque dance, featuring the seven dancers of Daniel Gariepy 's lA Belk Danse ensemble, in a fully staged performance in period costume accompanied by La Belle Danse musical ensemble on period instruments. Blossom Temple, March 22 at 8:00. Among the works performed will be a cantata by the 18th Century Christian composer, Lidarti, commissioned by the Jewish community in Amsterdam. Written in typical baroque style, this cantata "is unique because it uses the correct Hebrew phraseology in the traditional interpretation of the text according to the exact punctuation of the Biblical cantillation. " The concert will raise funds to enable the Holy Blossom Temple Singers to participate in the Fiftieth Anniversary Choral Festival in Israel this summer. TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS One of the city's best 1 children's choirs, the Toronto Children's Chorus with guest African drummer, Kathy Armstrong, will bring us music from many parts of the world on Saturday, March 7 at 1: 30 in the afternoon at the Minkler Auditorium. MISSISSAUGA RATTLERS? Why would a cappella supergroup, The Nylons, seven gold and six platinum recordings to their credit, perform with the Mississauga Philharmonic? "A symphony orchestra provides the lushest accompnaiment a performer could ever dream of," says Nylon founding member, Claude Morrison. "Singing our trademark harmonies with a full string section backing us We buy 8iJil of your &[Jfi}lj~nCB@ !1fJJs (vinyl I) (like Beethoven, Mozart, Stockhausen) We travel anywhere for good collection MIKROKOSMOS Mail Order Company • (416) - 224 - 1956 Fax ( 416) - 224 - 2964 Ask our free, monthly set-sale catalogue: More than i53 0(f)JXff) ~ £1/J.IfB 0 'll&JEB every month Many audiophile Decca & EM/ records (Sorry, mail or phone order only!) CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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