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Volume 4 Issue 2 - October 1998

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BY DAVID G.H. PARSONS Aficionados of Toronto's new music scene will recognize the name "Hear & Now" from its previous incarnation, a broad sheet produced by New Music Concerts. 11uJt excellent concert guide now makes its home here in WholeNote. AN EASTERN ESPRIT On October 25, the Esprit Orchestra presents "Orient/ Occident", the ~r~t event of its 1998/99 season. Espnt s music director Alex Pauk states, "this programme references an on~oing cross-cultural theme present m a number of our concerts. In fact, the Oriental influence seems to offer a potentially unlimited wealth of .pieces, new ideas and fresh approaches.~ This Eastern connection ranges from subtle underlying structures present in works like Bob Becker's "Music on the Moon", to much more overt thematic elements found in Japanese compos~r Akira Nishimura's "A Mirror of Mist". Other recurring concerns for Esprit are highlighted - incorporation of live electronics with the orchestra and showcasing soloists from within the ensemble (in this case concert master Fujiko Imajishi). There is a pre-con~ert discussion (especially valuable for newcomers to new music), plus coffee and conversation afterwards. ARRA YMUSIC. L. to R. Richard Sacks, Robert w. Stevenson and Marc Sabat in "Big Pictures." PH

-----------------------------------------, ~~~m~:~~~~u This quick guide to new music in WholeNote's concert listings was compiled with the help of the Music Matrix Conflict Calendar, an aid to scheduling new music events in Toronto. In addition to presenter, date and· time, some aspect of the event that makes it "New" (e.g. a particular composer or performer) is also noted. (Note: events at the Music Gallery were received too late for inclusion in this month's "QuicKnew". See ad on page 11.) OCTOBER Schmidt, Louie, Kuzmenko & •01 12:10: U ofT Faculty of Koprowski Music. Blumenfeld •08 12:00 noon: University •01 8:00: Massey Hall. of Guelph School of Fine Art Laurie Anderson & Music. JERK (Experimental •01 & 0"3 8:00: TSO. Electro-Acoustic Group) Rachmaninoff, Sibelius •OS 8 :00: •02 8:00: Sinfonia Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Mississauga. Mercadante, Music Society. (KWCMS) Burge lves, Bloch •03 8:00: Toronto Mendel- •09 8:00: Riverdale Concert ssohn Choir. Einhorn Society. ' •04 2:00: Cathedral Bluffs Beach, Howells, Blomfield Symphony. Chausson, Holt, Reinecke Arutunian •1 0 1 :30 & 3:30:,TSO. •04 2:30: Off Centre Music Kabalevsky, Khachaturian Series. Hahn, Hovhaness, •1 0 8:00: Mooredale Ravel, de Falla Concerts. Beverly Johnston, •04 8:00: Toronto percussion, Joe Macerollo, Philharmonic Society. concert accordion Vieuxtemps •07 7:00: York University QUICKNEW continues Dept. of Music. Southam, on page 12 • T.I.M.s.1: THIS MOMENT +MARTIN ARNOLD SOLO TUESDAY OCTOBER 6 8PM MICHELLE VERHEUL THURSDAY OCTOBERS 8PM T.I.M.s.2: THE RAUNCHES + CHENAU~LOCK/GENNARO FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 8PM HEAR AND NOW SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 8PM gallery T.I.M.s.3: WRIST ERROR + CCMC TUESDAY OCTOBER 13 8PM • RARE APPEARANCE: MENDELSON dOE THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 9PM RING CYCLE FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 8PM CAROL ANN WEAVER+ CATE FRIESEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 8PM MASTER MUSICIANS FROM THE EAST: ZHANG WEI-LIANG + ROBERT KORTGAARD SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 8PM Contact Michael Duschenes or Chris Sharpe: 519-648-3324 • 1-888-258-7830 or email: ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL THE BURDOCKS TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 8PM MASTER MUSICIANS FROM THE EAST: TRICHY SANKARAN +T.VISWANATHAN THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 8PM MASTER MUSICIANS FROM THE EAST: THE BALA ENSEMBLE FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 8PM JULIE-ANNE DEROME, VIOLIN/ LENORE ALFORD, PIANO SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 8PM THE WVRD SISTERS SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 8PM CCMC TUESDAY OCTOBER 27 8PM LORI FREEDMAN/JOHN OSWALD FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 8PM MICHELE GEORGE/EVELYN DATL SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 8PM -musicgal 179 RICHMOND STREET WEST-WEST OF UNIVERSITY AVENUE • ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 8PM UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE • fOR TICKETS + INFORMATION CALL 416.204.1080 CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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