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Volume 4 Issue 3 - November 1998

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a CONCERT NOTES: .conti.nued from page 6 ~rly music act, U of T on actual period m.struments and York via synthesizer. tHE FRED GAVILLER MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT In 1991 a small group of people who had been close friends with Fred Gaviller · launched a music award in memory of -their dear departed friend, a teacher lawyer and linguist, whose "intellect~al acuity, sense of humour and scope of personality were imbued with a simplicity and charm which endeared him to many and left a marked impression on those with ~hom he came in contact." The Fund will Jimnch its award program on November 15 with a recital by this year's scholarship winner, pianist, Vadim Serebryany. WORLD MUSIC On November 1 the Nishikawa Ensemble will perform traditional and new Japanese music at Walter Hall. The Toronto Tabla Enseiilble will work its magic at the Du Maurier Theatre Centre as it launchs its new CD, "Second Palla" on November 5 &6. As so many other Canadian musicians have done, gone to the source to study the musical tradition that fascinated them guitarist Juan Tomas travelled to Sp~in !' where he studied flamenco guitar. Also a composer, Tomas, will perform a program of his own compositions in the Flamenco tradition at the Church of the Redeemer , November 7 and at'Brampton's Heritage Theatre November 21. . · MUSIC FOR WINDS The Toronto Youth Concert Winds is a wind ensemble composed of high school students who are really serious about music. It will perform at the Church of the Redeemer on November 27 under the baton of Colin Clarke. ,On November lB the New York Wind Soloists will give us a taste of the big apple, musically speaking, when they perform with Canadian pianist, Jon Kimura Parker at the Glenn Gould Studio. And flute vi_rtuoso Susan Hoeppner, violist Valerie Kuinka, and percussionist Beverley Johnston will perform together as part of the Faculty Artist Series concert in Walter Hall on November 27. (Coincidentally, each of these three fine . musicians has been on the cover of the WholeNote!) SONG November 8 the ever resourceful Off Centre Recital Series duo, Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis will perform with Toronto mezzo-soprano, Linda Maguire, whose voice La Presse described as "heroic, with a_ beautiful mezzo colour ... the agility and rmg of a soprano, the concentration and the musicality of a true iqterpreter .... " Maguire has performed extensively in Europe as well as Canada, and last summer recorded Verdi's Requiem in Prague with the Virtuosi di Praga. On November 22 another vocal recital in the "not to be missed" category will occur when the Aldeburgh Connection presents not one but four world-class singers on the stage of Walter Hall. MASTERS Renowned baritone, Louis Quilico, will perform art music from France and Russia at U ofT's Faculty of Music on ·November 2, accompanied by Christina Petrowska. Famed Canadian contralto, Maureen Forrester will be the guest artist at the inaugural concert of a new concert series, Music at Rosedale (United Church), on November 22. She will be joined by the choir of Rosedale United Church, Wayne Strongman, conductor and .pianist, Ruth Watson Henderson. SONG WITH A DIFFERENCE Hemispheres begins its lOth anniversary season on November 14 with the world premiere· of, "The Enemy" by Victor

Bateman. They describe the work as "large scale ... .a ninety-minute song cycle that deals with · conspiracy', control, fear and hatred. A little.bit country, a little funk, a lot of blues and a little rrock-and-roll mixed with the millenia! roar of the [Hemispheres] 15-piece improvising ensemble." Opera Anonymous, the little opera company that started from scratch with a mandate to perform twentieth century works, begins its season November 14 at the Glenn Gould Studio with an inconcert performance of Carlisle Floyd's "Wuthering Heights". Floyd is an American composer who has spent most of his life .teaching and composing iii Florida and Texas, where he co-founded the Houston' Opera Studio, a trainipg and performance program for young singers and coaches/ a

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