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Volume 3 Issue 7 - April 1998

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  • April
  • Toronto
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ALL THE KING'S VOICES All The King's Voices' music director, David J. King, has been invited to teach musical theatre for CAMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians Association Camp) this summer from August 2 to August 9 at Cedar Glen in Bolton, Ontario. For more imformation about the course call 416-757-5512, or CAMAC at 416-444-0840. ETOBICOKE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Artistic Director John Edward Liddle was recently awarded the distinction of "Musician of the Year" by The Etobicoke Guardian. This award is in recognition of Liddle's musical achievement as Conductor ETCFILE, continued from page 8 Scottish Opera etc. will give a workshop in vocal technique. Advanced singers who wish to sing, as well as auditors, call Cecilia lgnatieff, 480-9917. April 25-26, May 2-3: 11th annual Royal Conservatory of Music Suzuki Non-Competitive Festival, consisting of adjudications for flute, piano, violin, cello & harp. 408-2824 ext.321. April 26, 1 :00 - 6:30: Recorder Players' Society annual Spring Workshop. Theme: Consort Music of 16th & 17th Century England: fantasias, in nomines, and dance music. Alison Melville & Colin Savage, coaches. ,. 416-534- 7931. April 26, 2:00: CAMMAC Musical Reading. Victor Feldbrill conducts choir & orchestra in Mendelssohn's Elijah. First Unitarian Church, 175 St. Clair W. 924-1938. nonmembers. April 28, 7:00: Hemispheres Music Projects DOmusic workshop: Jazz Extensions. Music Gallery. ,. 416- 703-6895. May 3, 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop with Colin Savage. Blow your shawm, sackbutt, and Trumpeter, and in appreciation for his contribution to community mu!)ic through the Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Congratulations, John! TAFELMUSIK As part of their Music Education Programme, Tafelmusik will present two concerts at Trinity-St. Paul's Church on April 8. Entitled "A Baroque Apprentice," the free concerts will take students on a musical voyage through the Europe of 1733. A capacity crowd of over 1 , 100 students have already signed up for the performances. TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Orchestra's Music etc. 480-0225. ANNOUNCEMENTS Subtonic Monks will host Jam Sessions from 7pm to 1 Opm at the Shanghai Club every Sunday. Audience bring an instrument. Buffet & wine served. 703-5825. The new Riverdale Community Orchestra invites musicians who want to play music just for the joy of it. Rehearsals every Sunday, 4-6pm at the Bain Coop Community Centre. Instruments, music stand, ability to read music req. 406-5974. Thornhill Community Band invites new members to join. All amateur musicians, w. high school proficiency and t heir own instrument welcome. No auditions necessary. Rehearsals every Tues, Westmount Collegiate Inst. 905-738-4511. Scarborough Community Concert Band, cond. Thomas Dowling, welcomes new members who play wind or percussion. Rehearsals weekly at Samuel Hearne Senior Public School located near Danforth & Pharmacy. 416-282-7973. Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition is now accepting applications & submissions of SA TB work for chamber chorus. For guidelines & application form, please call # # # # Director, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, will make his BBC Symphony debut in April, record a programme for broadcast on the BBC, and appear with the Finnish Radio Symphony and the Rotterdam Symphony. As well, he and the TSO will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 5. UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT MUSIC & ARTS SCHOOL Viva Voce, a Women's Chamber Choir, currently has openings for new members. Ability to sing in tune & commitment required. Meets Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at University Settlement Music & Arts School, 23 Grange Road (south of Dundas, off McCaul). For information & registration call Annette or Cindy at 598-3444. 416-363-7488. Classic Jazz Society Of Toronto needs people to share their . homes with visiting jazz musicians, May, July & October. Call 698-0336. Second International Academy Of Choral Music, Parthenay, France August 9-17. Focus: unaccompanied choral music of the 20th century. 36 places for singers & 10 places for conductors. Enquiries/ registration: phone 416-422- 1334; fax 416-422-3539; email: Queen City Jass Society 5th annual Spring Mini Festival A Tribute to W. C. Handy in Niagara Falls, New York, May 17 1 pm - 8 pm. Complete day trip package. 416-961-0924. Opera Anonymous needs choristers - all voices - for upcoming production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. Rehearsals begin early to mid April. 535-0654. Cantilena needs all voices for performance in May. 1 ~800- 867-3281. CBC TV, April 5 4 :00: Adrienne Clarkson presents a special tribute to Elmer lseler including scenes from the Elmer lseler Singers' Canadian Tapestry concert. Welcome to Part Eight of WholeNote's ongoing 1997-8 Member Profiles Series This month, we extend a warm WholeNote welcome to IMC INTERPROVINCIAL MUSIC CAMP Winter Address: 251 Davenport Road, Toronto ONM5R 119 Contact: Barb Torrance Phone: 416-488-3316/416-922-1591 Fax: 416-967-6434 Email: Summer Camp ... warm days, new friendships, roasting marshmallows and singing songs around campfires ... the sound of violins and trumpets floating through the air? Inter-Provincial Music Camp, now in its 38th season, combines all this with the highest quality band and orchestral music training available to young musicians. For the last 9 days of the summer Manitou-wabing Sports & Arts Centre in McKellar, Ontario, one of the finest summer camp facilities in Canada, opens its facilities to musicians ages 11-16. These young people have the opportunity to work with an impressive list of faculty members ~ world-class professional musicians and some of the finest music educators in N01;th America, who show a strong commitment to working with young people. The Inter-Provincial Music Camp program includes musical theatre, band and orchestra performance, master classes, evening concerts featuring the faculty and special guests, chamber music training and all of the cherished activities associated with summer camps. TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

MUSICIANS IN OUR MIDST, #9: Mihai Tetel, Cello Mihai Tetel began his musical studies in his native Romania at the famed George Enescu Music School. The chain of events which brought him to Canada began in 1977 when his father, a double bass player, defected while on tour with the Romanian State Orchestra, found his way to Edmonton where for a year he earned a meagre living repairing and painting houses, and was then hired by the Edmonton Symphony, enabling him to bring the family to Canada in 1979. Mihai remembers walking to school because he could not afford to take a bus. He persisted with his cello studies, however, aspiring to come to Toronto to study with Romanian expatriate, Vladimir Orloff, who had defected when Mihai was two. When he finished high school in Edmonton his English was so bad, he says, that he probably got only 20% on his exams, but his teachers, recognizing his musical potential, allowed him to move on. He was auditioned for the U of T Faculty of Music in Banff by Lorand Fenyves and Patricia Parr. At U ofT he was a good student but constantly found ensemble rehearsals in conflict with the cello-playing jobs he had to take in order to survive. For this reason he was kicked out of every ensemble in the school. . Only because of the tolerance of one conductor there, he was able to get the requisite ensemble credits in order to graduate. After getting his master's degree from Juilliard he came back to Toronto to pursue a musical career, which now includes playing in the TSO and directing the Aria International Summer Academy for Advanced Music Studies. Aria is a direct outgrowth of his success as a cello teacher. His approach is to establish a foundation of solid technique, combining work on scales, arpeggios and double stops with the study of repertoire of an appropriate technical , level. And he also encourages his students to do useful related activities - go to concerts, listen to recordings and read the classics and biographies of composers and performers. He likes his students to know about the pieces they play, why they were written and where they fit into the composer's life. Practice, he says, should not take up all a student's time- there must be time for recreation. · In addition to all this, he says, a musician must take pride in and get good at the business of a career. A player must also develop business skills - discipline, the management of time, . money and detail. If a musician assumes they are going to make a good living it, then. just as for any other professional person, one must master these ancillary skills. Mihai Tetel is living proof: earning a good living, and · contributing, as player, teacher, and administrator of his own school. Musicians in our Midst is photographed by Michael Shaw, Ashley & Crippen photographers 200 Davenport Road (416) 925-2222 Hear the Record Sing the Songs (Published by Saxon House Canada) Au~ usT 9 TO 23, 1998 APPLEBY CoLLEGE FoR PIANO AHD VoiCE a OIIAMMIC ~L SONGS Hi~Voi u- BY DAVID MILLS Available wherever printed music is sold. f oR A BROCHURE: Phone 905-527-4I66 Fax 905-5527-o8o9 £-mail CD 19704 Gemstone Records Available through the Canadian Music Centre 20 Sr. Joseph Street Toronto, M4Y 1]9 Tel: (4 16) 961-6601 Fax: (416) 961-7198 the opera store world's biggest bookstore dave snider music centre ltd the queesway m usic centre ltd or wherever you live just a free phone call away: 1-800-690-2612 St. Lawrence String Quartet Kenneth Perkins Terence Helmer Marcel Saint-Cyr (formerly O rford Quartet} Chris Paul Harman TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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