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Volume 3 Issue 9 - June 1998

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  • Toronto
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CONCERT COMPANION:

CONCERT COMPANION: ENCOUNTERS '98 continued Tower's works exhibit an air of spontaneity, in part because . she doesn't write in any a priori compositional system. Every· moment of a work seems to grow out of the preceding music, resulting in a sense of organic growth. Gary Kulesha is a gifted pianist and · conductor. He was formerly composer-in-residence with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra 1988-1992, and the Canadian Opera Company 1993-1995, and has been composer-advisor with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1995. Like · Tower, his work as a pianist and conductor has made him unusually sensitive to the nuances of instrumental writing. · Kulesha's goal as a composer has been to bring together the various techniques and esthetics of the twentieth century. He has proven himself comfortable in various different styles of composition, always Tower (Photo Steve J. Sherman) Kulesha (Photo A§hley & Crippen) serving the needs of the individual work. The June 9 concert features his Quintet (marimba and string quartet), Concertino' for Flute and Strings, and Sextet ( a world premiere for flute, oboe, violin, cello, piano and percussion). In recent years, both Joan Tower and Gary Kulesha have increasingly been commissioned and performed by mainstream ensembles in North America. lAwrence Chemey is Artistic Director of Soundstreams Canada presenter of ENCOUNTERS '98 DISCOVER lliE NEW CLASSICS. Wj"iETERA ~June 1998: ANNOUNCEMENTS, AUDITIONS, ~ECTURES, MASTER,CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETCETERA AUDITIONS •The 120-voice AMADEU$ CHOIR, Lydia Adams, cond., is conducting auditions for tenors & basses. 9.05-642-8706. •ALL THE KING'S VOICES invites new members for their 98-9~ eclectic season. Call 757-5512 to arrange an audition. •CORO GIUSEPPE VERDI, Giuseppe· Macina, conductor, invites tenor voices to audition. Call 789-7011 ext.280. •PALESTRINA CHAMBER CHORUS, Fabio Mastrangelo, conductor, invites singers ages 18 to 25 to audition. Call 789-4970. •proVOCE STUDIOS. Auditions now being held for summer opera productions of Puccini: Suor Angelica & Pergolesi: La Serve Padrona. Call 960-0472. •STUDIO STRINGS OF MISSISSAUGA, Myron Moskalyk, music director. Openings for all string positions, 1998-99 season. 905-276-8234. •TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS invites children ages 6 to 1 5 to audition for their upcoming season. 979-7621. •TORONTO' MENDELSSOHN CHOIR & TORONTO MENDELSSOHN ·YOUTH CHOIR. Annual aud.itions. 598-0422. •TORONTO WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR, Thomas Bell, music director, invites new Please see WORKSHOPS, ETCETERA, page 38 Bewildered? Bothered? Bemused by New Music? Take Advar:'tage of our Enjoy co'ncerts in the 1997/98 Season .with a professional composer as guide. Participating Presenters: New Music Concerts Esprit Orchestra Music Toronto Continuum Music Gallery Toronto Symphony Orchestra To book your own , Hear n~w music · Gain new insights Make new friends COMPOSER \ . CoMPANION call the Canadian Music Centre 961 -4057 !!le TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

• USICIANS IN OUR MIDST: century, "we are still Donna . Greenberg , recreating modern people a work of art for Donna Greenberg, baroque dancer, is the other modern people. guest artist in the last of this season's Any work of art, old or new, distinguished Associates of the Toronto is filtered through the sensiblilty Symphony_ concert senes. Best known of the interpreter. There is no now as a dancer, earlier in her career question of 18th century~ Donna was intensely interested in music . being better or worse than 20th and received extensive training in voice, century art." ear-training and composition from Irene Good art, she thinks, is McLellan, herself a student of the good art if it moves and distinguished musicologist and pianist, stimulates you. Regardless of Karl Ulrich Schnabel. • whether a work of art was Donna's dance studies began with Til created three centuries ago or Thiel, "who taught us to be open to yesterday it is not enough just modern art and music." She continued her to re-construct it, "you need to

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