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Volume 4 Issue 5 - February 1999

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8 B;ONCERT '~NOTES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Valentine", Music at Metropolitan presents Valentine Variety IV at the Arts and Letters Club, the Studio Strings of Mississauga have a Valentines Day Fundraiser at Westminster Church in Mississauga and the Academy Concert Series presents songs & instrumental music celebrating St. Valentine's Day at Eastminster Church in Toronto. On February 14 the Royal Conservatory of Music presents a Valentines Concert and the Toronto Chamber Choir presents A Renaissance Valentine. · Kiwanis Festival Another annual occurrence in February is the Kiwanis Music Festival, in which literally thousands of mostly young music students participate. What it .gives to young musicians in terms of a motivational goal is absolutely beyond comparison, but most of us just take it for granted, forgetting that it owes its existence to a relatively small group of dedicated volunteers and a couple of paid administrators; who do a lot of work to make it "happen" every year. Why not attend a session or one of the Grand Finale concerts. Another group that goes out of its way to encourage and support young artists is Mooredale concerts, which gives the opportunity at each of its concerts for a young musician to perform with experienced professionals. The young artist featured on their · February 27 and 28 program is trumpeter, Isaac Pulford. Amici Toronto's own Amici will be bringing in one of the most seasoned professionals around, violinist, Arnold Steinhardt, of the Guarneri Quartet. He will join clarinetist, Joaquin Valdepei\as, pianist, Patricia Parr and cellist, David Hetherington in Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. Steinhardt has recently published a book of his memoirs of the Guarneri Quartet, entitled Patrick Gallois Speaking of seasoned pros, French flautist, Patrick Gallois, has recently discovered Toronto, and now it is time for Toronto to discover him. On February 16 his chamber ensemble, the Gallois Quintet, will perform at the Glenn Gould Studio. The quintet includes, besides Gallois himself, @_/- the soundpost Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs strings & accessories at guaranteed lowest prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CDN $-Not a US$ price in the store! 93 Grenville St., Toronto M5S 1B4 tel (416) 971-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 ~ F ICEJ itt 1 '99 lv1 I violinist, Pavel Vernikov, harpist, Pierre Fabrice and violist, Pierre­ Henri Xuereb, all top-flight European musicians, and Canadian cellist, Shauna Rolston. A recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, ~allois entered the Paris Conservatoire at the tender age of 17; at 19, a first prize from the Conservatoire under his belt, he became the solo flautist of the Lille Philhar- monic and at 21 became the first solo flute in the Orchestre National de France under Lorin Maazel. His recent recordings include one of chamber and orchestral music by Toru Takemitsu with the BBC Symphony under Andrew Davis and a Pi~tZolla CD with guitarist Goran Sollscher. He has had recent concerts in London, Berlin, Prague, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Milan, Madrid and Sydney. So, chamber music lovers, mark February 16 on your calendars. II Giardino Armonico Trevor Moat -o 5 ~ -f 0 ' 3 ... c < '-- 0 r ::J ,.;· time for February 8 and as a result also saved II Giardino's entire North American tour. Having spent several hours on the telephone with Mr. Moat, discussing his plans and suggesting other people who might be able to help him, we at WboleNote have experienced first hand the intelligence, resourcefulness and tenacity that he brought to the undertaking. If there is anything to be learned from his extraordinary performance it is that people are capable of doing great things and overcoming apparently insurmountable obstacles. Until now Trevor Moat has not exactly been a household word in Trevor Moat could still use help, Toronto music circles. That's especially in the form of corporate sponsorships to purchase because his involvement in music has been primarily as an audience blocks of tickets ·which he could member. That all changed when then give or sell at a much lower the Italian Baroque orchestrl), II price to students, who could not Giardino Armonico's February 10 otherwise afford them. II Toronto appearance at the Ford Giardino, Moat points out is "an Centre was cancelled due to the excellent introduction to the demise of Livent. At that point wonders of baroque music." He Moat went into action, called the can be reached at 905-884-5184. group's San Francisco agent, and, Please see the February 8 listings to make a long story very short, rebooked them in Tmonto, this and also page 3 for concert details. Makers of fine historical keyboard instruments (416) 538-3062 www.inlerlogcom/-bpschdl ToRONTo's ONLY COMPREHENSIVE CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

iaONCERT ~NOTES Toronto. Early Music Centre The Toronto Early Music Centre presents a special Valentine's Day edition of"Musically Speaking", an educational music program at the Royal Ontario Museum, on Sunday, February 14th at 2:30p.m. Free with admission to the Museum. The featured guests on this occasion are John Mayberry and Ian Bell who, for over a decade, have presented traditional songs and curious historical entertainments at museums, historic sites, folk clubs, festivals, and almost any place where they won't get kicked out. They sing both in unaccompanied harmony and along with melodeon, guitar, bones, and mandolin. Their repertoire includes early Canadian and British songs, Music Hall turns, lively instrumental selections, and several w1likely dance nwnbers. With the celebrated "Bullero Bros. Phrenoloterpsichorean Travelling World Exposition", they have thrilled (and I mean thrilled!) with such specialities as "Villikens and His Dinah - Exposed!", "Double Leaps Over Various Objects", "The Egg Hornpipe", and "The Mystic Oracle OfKilketmy" (a St. Patrick's Day favourite). To hear John and Ian perform, is to gain a new appreciation for the phrase, ·~o boldly go where no one has gone before." They also happen to know some delightful songs of reamour' (that's right- Love!). Some of these songs may contain mature themes. Parental guidance is advised, even though kids are sure to enjoy their performance! VocalPoint Chamber Choir MOBILE RECORDING FACILITY live multitrack recording for: • Club gigs & concerts • Remote studio sessions • Broadcast mixing & recording RECORD YOUR NEXT RELEASE OR DEMO L//!f/ · Classical Pop Rock Choral jazz Gospel 416.410.4918 Ian Grundy, Conductor STABATMATER Members of the Talisker Players jvl.issa de Beata Virgiue - Josquin desPrez Ave Maria • Rober.t Parsons· i! , .. Stabat Mater·- Arvo Part · . . . A Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamip Brjtt~n. Saturday February 27, 1999'- 8:00ptn . St. Patrick's Church , , · 13 7 McCaul Street . L " (just north of the·Awq,allery of Ontario a t St. Patrick su(;w~y) Admission ; $l'S Phone: ( 416),484-'01·85 for information See also Members' News, page 19 The Etcetera File, page 37 WORLD CLASS DIGITAL RECORDING CD MASTERING & MANUFACTURING .... the very essence of fidelity." Alan Lofft, Sound and Vision 4Jee, informative re, please call 10-8248 It's music to your ears! YAMAHA DIGITAL PIANOS from just 795 Monthly. payments from just .86 ( On approved credit) c YAMAHA® I . DIGITAL PIANos a Pick the First Choice of The Royal Conservatory of Music. WALTERS MUSIC CENTRES SQUARE ONE YORKDALE SCARBOROUGH (905)896-7766 (416) 785-7444 (416) 296-8840

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