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Volume 4 Issue 7 - April 1999

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8 JliONCERT L!!JNOTES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 York University at noon April l at McLaughlin College. Norbert Kraft Toronto's renowned guitarist and producer ofNaxos Records comprehensive and ever growing collection of classical guitar CD's will be performing in Thomhill on April 16, part of the Performing Arts York Region series. AND IN JAZZ Tracey Wilkins is an alumna of the Toronto Mendelssolm Youth Choir, Claude Watson School for the Arts and the U ofT Faculty of Music jazz program. She has been enjoying great success as a jazz vocalist, having been featured with the Canadian Ambassadors Big Band, which toured Europe in 1993, and performing with her own jazz quintet and her ten piece "little big band". Her debut CD, Some Other Spring has had considerable air time on radio in both North America and Europe. A second CD of Bob Marley songs is soon to be released. You can hear her live in concert on April 23 at the Heliconian Hall. The Aldeburgh Connection congratulates pianist Stephen Ralls, one of its artistic directors, for his 1999 JUNO award, won jointly with baritone Gerald Finley for their CBC Records CD Songs ofTravel. The Canadian Academy for the Arts and Music is marking the addition 'of pianist D{!vid Louie to · their faculty through a special concert in May. For details call Mrs. Elsie Chung at 223-2833. The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus is tlrrilled to be working with director Allison Grant (Dora.Mavor Moore Award, Best Actress The Secret Garden) on its 1999 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates ofPenzance. Dance Oremus Danse has cmmnissioned a tlrree act chamber opera to be premiered in May 2000 here in Toronto, and tour i1mnediately to Montreal. T11e title is Temple de Ia Memoire, music by Robert A. Baker, libretto by Paul James Dwyer wiili tl1e Cygnus Ensemble and conductor Bradley T11achuk. Awu 1 'QO Mw 7 '99 'ALbaleDa.teg ~ · W ' t orchestra is pleased to announce t•l 6! the appointment of Ronald Royer as.Composer-in-Residence. With Joy Kogawa. For more informa- Royer as an artistic partner, many tion call361-0466 or e-mail exciting projects are emerging · Web- including a Chopin-inspired CD site: " recording scheduled for next fall. Royer's appointment is good news for the Toronto Si.nfonietta and for Canadian music! Esprit Orchestra, under the direction of Alex Pauk, makes its European Debut in September, 1999. T11e orchestra will perform five concerts throughout the Netherlands and one in Paris, France, and will appear as tl1e featured ensemble at the 1999 International Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam. T11e concert repertoire is 85% Canadian. One of the Etobicoke Community Concert Band's' spin-off ensembles, the ETOBICOKE SWING ORCHESTRA, has been distinguished with an invitation to perform at Mayor Mel and Marilyn s Ball for the Arts, June 28th. Led by Jolm Edward Liddle, the Band will swing with popular Big Band revival repertoire, Quite an honour! Congratulations to Tafelmusik for two recent awards: a Juno­ Best Classical Album: Large ;l;:nsemble for its recording of Handel's Music for theRoyal Fireworks (Sony Classical); and Music Director Jearme Lamon's receipt of the Canada Council's ,000 Molson Prize for her substantial and distinguished contribution to music in Canada. T11e Toronto Sinfonietta T11e Toronto Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of Valerie Molloy as Director of Development, effective April 19, 1999. Ms. Molloy has more than 15 years'ex-perience in cOirununications and fundraising, including past positions as Development Director for the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Saskatoon Symphony Society . . T11e Victoria Scholars, Jerzy Cichocki, music director, has been selected by Bob Cooper, Executive Producer, CBC Radio's "Choral Concert" to represent Canada at the h1temational Choral Competition Let the People Sing in Hungary, 1999. Choms Canadiana, a non-profit group whose core is made up of choristers from the Yip's Children's Choir (Canada), will participate in the hltemational Choir Festival during a 3- week overseas tour to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing & Qingdao iil August '99. A threeweek choral camp in July will precede the tour. 905-513-0955. Specializing in the Sale of New and Used Compact Discs Featuiing Classical and Jazz I ~ Offering Gift Certificates, J ! Trade-Ins and -i~~ Special Orde!ing tfiiJ , ~ _j Thanks to Lisa and Rhonda Martin of the Performing Arts Health Centre, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood and the remaining Stones now wear hearing protection devices (musician plugs) and in ear monitors. 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