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Volume 3 Issue 7 - April 1998

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  • April
  • Toronto
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • Arts
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  • Performing
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  • Orchestra
  • Recital

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TWO SOPRANOS continued from page 7 Gosman, a student of Mary Morrison at the Faculty of Music. · Over the past few years she has featured as soloist with Symphony New Brunswick, made her European debut in Switzerland, won the grand prize at the 1997 CIBC National Music Festival and last summer, was the only ' Canadian singer at the Pacific Music Festival, Japan. If you are reading wholenote before the end of March, hear her in recital on March 31 at 3pm at Waiter Hall. If not, hear her, as part of choral concerts, with the Vict'?ria Scholars on April 19, or w1th All the King's Voices on May 2. Weill, to the point that the distinction between "art" and "cabaret" seems arbitrary and unnecessary. This is the repertoire you can expect to hear her perform April 6, 7 and 9 at Holy Joe's on College Street. CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES Concentus Arts Quietly going about making a significant contribution to the musical life of the city is Mervin Fick and Boyd Hussey's Concentus Arts. Their chamber music series has been extremely successful at assisting artists at the beginning of their careers add to their performance experience. Many of their participants remain active in ' the mainstream of professional music-making in the city. All their concerts, now called "The High Park Recital Series," take place at an acoustical gem, Redeemer Lutheran Church. In that trumpet recitals are fairly rare the next concert in the series April 18 at 7:30, featuring ' trumpet player, Randall Pi/son, will be an interesting one. Chamber Music Unlimited April .6 at 8:00 pm is the time of the inaugural concert of a new chamber music series called "Chamber Music Unlimited." Under the artistic direction of the acclaimed young Toronto pianist, Andrew Burashko, in cooperation with Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management, the series will bring us the best Canadian musicians in performances of contemporary works' as well as the standard repertoire. FLASHBACK, March 1998 Concerts, etcetera Holy Joe's, where Patricia O'Callaghan performs April 6,7,9 is one of several venues (Bar Code, the Flying Cloud Folk Club, Oasis are others) that defy our usual "concert venue " categories. The performers are often musicians whose names you will find regularly in the pages of wholenote and symphony programs, playing a mix of "art" and "cabaret" music. This situation poses a problem for the wholenote. The p~oblem, as our listings editor, S1mone Desilets, puts it is this: ' In our quest to provide readers with comprehensive concert listings, wholenote is constantly thrown into a dilemma by the news of hybrid Th~ e;ening of Wednesday, March 18, Harmik Grigorian, owner of L'Atelier Gngonan record store, welcomed friends and members of the media into his store for the celebration of the release of seven new CD's. J>HOTOS: MICHAEL SHAW ( ... Patricia 0 'Callaghan Another soprano whose star is rising is Patricia O'Callaghan, whose astoundingly versatile interpretations encompass everything from oratorio to cabaret. On March 13; for example, she did justice to Robert W. Stevenson's kitchen sink new music drama, Organize. Six days later at the Glenn Gould studio she gave a recital of music by Purcell, Schubert Weill, Mozart, Poulenc and Leona.rd Cohen. ~.nd May 3rd she will be a solo1st with the Toronto Classical Singers in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Her recently released CD Youkali, named after Kurt ' Weill's haunting song, reveals her flair for the cabaret and art songs of Satie, Poulenc ~d One was guitarist Norbert Kraft's Naxos records release of the Carmen Concerto composed by Czech born Toronto ' composer and conductor, Peter Breiner. The other six were a set, national anthems of the world, arranged and conducted by Peter Breiner, released under the Marco Polo label. Clockwise from bottom left, l. to r.: Karen Bell, editor of Petfonning Arts and Entertainm~t in Canada, Catherine Be/yea of Classlcal 96 and Bonnie Silver, collaborato_r and wife of Norbert Kraft,· Peter Bremer and Hannik Grigorian; Norbert Kraft and Raymond Bisha, national marketing manager for Naxos of Canada.

performances. Does a "concert-type" performance (live "classical" music with or without amplification) in a club-like setting (with bar and loud recorded music between sets) constitute a concert? Put another way, is a concert defined by the music being performed or by the venue? Comments, anyone? ETCFILE APRIL 98 LECTURES , April 1. 8:00 Wagner Society. "All you ever wanted to know about voice - from the stars of tomorrow." An evening of demonstration & recital of voice technique by students from the Opera Division, U of T Faculty of Music, with Dr. Caryl Clark. Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-425-1019. April5, 1:00: COC's Face to Face lecture series. Guest speaker: Father Owen Lee on the subject of Beethoven's Fidelio. Moderator: Rick Phillips. April18, 1:00: COC's Face to Face lecture series. Guest speakers: Alexina Louie & David Henry Hwang on the subject of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Moderator: Rick Phillips. (Both at Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E. 363-8231. .) May 3, 2:00: St. Michael's College 1Oth Annual Alumni Opera Lecture. Father Owen Lee, C.S.B.: "Two Operas of NORTH TORONTO INSTITUTE OF MUSIC • Private instruction on most instruments • Instrument rentals • Theory classes • Start any time 550 Eglinton Avenue East 416 488-2588 Verdi." Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7260. . May 5, 7:30: Music Theatre Etobicoke. Information Night for MTE's Feb '99 production of Anything Goes. Auditions: May 12, 15 & 17.416-742-9151. WORKSHOPS April 1. 8:30am - 3:00pm: Recording Successfully - one day workshop on the classical recording-business, hosted by The Small Ensembles Program at Orchestras Canada. CBC Broadcast Centre, 205 Wellington St. W. 366-8834. April 3, 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians explore recorder repertoire Renaissance-modern.968-1 559. April 3 8:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Workshop by William Beauvais on setting words to music. 23 Grange Rd. 598- 3444. Free. April 4-5, 9:00-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Org. CAMMAC favourite Lucie Laneville. 480-0225. April 5: Harbourfront & Worlds of Music Toronto Vocal Workshop: four vocal styles (Khayal; overtone or harmonic singing; Macedonian & Bulgarian, Ottoman Turkish & Gypsy-inspired urban; and Georgian polyphonic.973-4000. April 7, 7:00: Hemispheres Music Projects DOmusic workshop: Composing for Improvisers. Question & answer & lots of hands-on exercises & improvisation. Music Gallery. ,. 703-6895. April 15, 7:00: CAMMAC Flute Club. For flute players to play with others. 421-0779. April 18, 1:30: Workshop in connection with Legacies in Dance Festival: Learn dances & songs of Holi with Rina Singha & musicians. Music Gallery. 204-1080. April 19: Harbourfront & Worlds of Music Toronto String Workshop/Performance. Adam Solomon explores African pop styles featuring soukous, soca & xmbalax rhythms; Daniel Janke features the 21-string Gambian harp called the kora; Ben Grossman performs on the oud. 973-4000. April 24. 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. 968-1559. April 25 10:30- 5:00: renowned Canadian baritone, Robert Savoie, formerly soloist at Covent Garden, Royal ETCFILE. continues page 9 I ST ANNIVERSARY SALE! Prices starting at .00 ... and ... No G.S. T. or P.S. T. on any purchases!! (416) 287-0098 We have a great selection of Audiophile, Rare and Collectable classical music recordings on LP. and Open Reel Tapes. • '-.J 217 Danforth Ave. 't (BelweenChesler &BroacMew) (416) 406·1641 IC Specializing in the Sale of New and Used­ Compact Discs Featuring Classical and Jazz Offering Gift Certificates, Trade-Ins and .{il~ Special Ordering ~~ 0 . THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY Party Puppet Show specially designed for your child 2 to 6 years old (416) 922-8249 ARCHI'\YAd~ AUDIO CONCERT AND RECITAL RECORDING AUDITION/DEMO TAPES DONE AT ANY LOCATION RECITAL HALL., CHURCH OR LIVING ROOM POST-SESSION MIXING AND DIGITAL EDITING AFFORDABLE CD/ALBUM MASTERS CLIENTS INCLUDE CBC's ON THE ARTS, BRAVO & CAST MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY ROBERT POIZNER: 416.466.4018 ONLY COMPREH CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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