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Volume 5 Issue 4 - December 1999/January 2000

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  • Toronto
  • December
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.,, Back at Chalmers

.,, Back at Chalmers House, Dr. John Weinzweig, O.C., Founding Member and Associate Composer, was invited to unveil a FoundersPlaque recognizing the CMC s charter members by the Centres new Executive Director, Elisabeth Bihl. · ,·· Right: What a way to end a week-long celebration of new music! Standing in the Ann Southam Audio Archive at CMC, Larry Lake (far Left) and David Jaeger (far right) ofCBC Radios 'Two New Hours', flank Massey Hall New Music Festival partners (from right) Olga Mychajluk (I'SO) and Lawrence Cherney ., (Soundstreams), as well as Canada s own prima-donna-atlarge, Mary Lou FalliS. Earlier in the evening, Ms. Fallis presented a sparkling rendition .of Weinzweig s 'Private Collection' with pianist John Hess. Only .00 per concert 1 0 months of events Over 1 00 eligible concerts last season Earn "earmiles" toward free tickets Passes available at the Canadian Music Centre Great savings on CDs

Quick New While Christmas music and choral singing takes centre stage throughout December, the next two months also hears a number of intriguing 20th century works in our area. New music aficionados should take note of these selected highlights in particular. December 01 6:00: Artword Theatre. Rush Hour Concert with the Amati Quartet: The SnoW Queen by Patrick Cardy for narrator and string quartet. 01 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould Professional School. Pan Dreams. Music by Hue, Del Tredici, Weber, Schulhoff, Debussy & Michael Parker. 02 - 8:00: ARRAYMUSIC/The Theatre Centre. Eros2. World premiere of works by Aplin & Gzowski, Duncanson & Cadesky, Miller & Paivio. 03 8:00: Amici. plays music by Poulenc, Honegger, Saint-Saens, Milhaud, Somers & Debussy. 03 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony & Concert Band. Cable, Bedford, Orff and more. 05 1 :30: McMichael Volunteer Committee/ Orchestras Canada. The Art of Canadian Music with the Robert Kubica & Wilma Van Berkel Guitar Duo. 06 8:00: Autumn Leaf. 14 Remembered. Composer Ahmad Hassan pays tribute to the 14 women massacred in Montreal. 06 8:00: Women's Music Circle- belladonna. L'esprit des 14 roses. Works by Debussy, Crumb, Takemitsu, Part, Appert,- and Allison Cameron. · 09 8:00: Music Toronto. Quatuor Arthur­ LeBlanc includes Zemlinsky's 'Two Movements for String Quartet' (1929) on a programme with Haydn and SchubE!rt. 11 8:00: A Celebration of Chamber Music. Works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Milhaud, and Canadians Kan Nin Chan & Alice Ho. 11 8:00: Canadian Electronic Ensemble. . January 09 8:00: Chamber Music Unlimited. All That Jazz. Music by Schulhoff, Gershwin, Martinu, Kagel, Weill & Dwyer. 13 8:00: Music Toronto. The St. Lawrence Quartet. includes the world premiere of Christos Hatzis'brand new quartet. 14 8:00: Peter Hannan/ARRAYMUSIC. 999 Years of Music. 16 8:00: Salon des Refuses. Resonance. Program of Canadian works. 22 8:00: Riverdale Ensemble. Trios by Milhaud, Khachaturian, Arutiunian & Daniel Foley. 26 12:30: York University Dept. of Music. The Four Tenors. Recent compositions by David Lidov. 27 1 2:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Canadian & Australian Music for Clarinet & Bass Clarinet. 28 8:00: Con Fuoco Chamber Music Series. Music from the Century Past. Works by Aperghis, Kaye, and Alexine Louie. February 02 12:30: York University Dept. of Music. Music for clarinet and piano. Works by Sutherland, Mott, Dukas, Dankworth & Saint-Saens. BY ALLAN PuLKER Still only in her mid twenties, Katherine Hill is already well established in the Toronto early music scene, being a member of two well known early music ensembles here, the Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music and the Toronto Consort. She has been part of three CDs as well, the Toronto Consort's Little Barley Come, a recent Dorian release, the Arbor Oak Trio's Music to Thy Heart, and the Aradia Ensemble's recent Naxos CD of the music of Charpentier. How did she become an early music specialist? It really began growing up in a musical family in Toronto. She sang in choirs throughout her childhood, began piano lessons at the age of six and violin at the age of nine. By the time she was in high school she was learning how to play all the instruments in the band room and knew she wanted to be a musician but still did not know what kind of a musician she would be. One musician: Katherine Hill Photo: Paul K. Hill At the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, while enrolled in the music education program she discovered Medieval music by registering for an early music ensemble, because she thought it would be fun. Working in this ensemble "opened up a whole universe of styles, languages, colours and images. The Middle Ages were another planet. It was such a completely different time. This was part of the appeal for me." 505 03 8:00: Music Toronto. Juilliard Quartet. presents two 20th century masterworks by Bartok and Shostakovich. 04 8:00: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Works by Part. 505 04 8:00: The New Guitar. Concert II. Guitar trios by Beauvais, Brown, Arteaga, Weinzweig. 505 05 8 :00: Sabat/Ciarke Duo play Vivier, Crawford, Part. 505 06 3:00: Mississauga Choral Society. Why, I asked, do you think Medieval music is enjoying such popularity in our time? "In part" she replied "it is the music itself that is attractive. There is something about the modes (as compared to the major and minor scales of most classical music) upon which this music is based that is intriguing and.~"' unusual. There is also its starkness, its~-- ~ minimalism, that is very close to our contem Please see KATHERINE HILL, page 3 20th Century Visions. 505 06 8:00: Elmer lseler Singers. The Canadians & The Estonians. Works by Randolph Peters, Harry Freedman, Vasks, Sven Tur. FURTHER AFIELD: 03 8:00: Opera Ontario. Susannah. Opera by Floyd.

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