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Volume 5 Issue 4 - December 1999/January 2000

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • Theatre
  • Choir
  • January
  • Symphony
  • Arts
  • Choral
  • Singers
  • Orchestra

Concert Notes ...

Concert Notes ... continued January 30 the ever creative and fe~"\lfceful Aldeburgh Connec­ ~ion presents soprano, Carla Hu~tanen"and baritone, Mark fe~i"o~ 'in a concert of music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg, two' composers rarely associated )Vith 1 each another. Aldeburgh artistic directors Stephen Ralls ~ and Bru~ Ubukata explain: tEd'l(ar~l.Grieg was . . . a fervent ,romantic Who brought to the 'world the folk music of his beloyed Norway. The brilliant pianist Percy Grainger was fascinated with Norway, and even ~ke Norwegian. He met Grieg in 1904 and was immediately ~apiivated by the man and his musiC. All his folksong arrangements are 'lovingly and rever­ Jntly dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg. "' MILLENNIUM Peter Hannan and Array Music qivided the past 1000 years into 50-year chunks, selected "a single quintessential piece of music" to represent each, and commissioned twenty innovative contemporary jazz, classical and rock musicians and composers to arrange them with contemporary sensibilities in mind for singer, electric guitar, bass, drums and wind synthesizer. Is this what one could call a forward-looking retrospective? Whatever it is, it sounds interesting and there will be only one performance, January 14 at the Du Maurier Theatre. KUERTI, BEETHOVEN AND CHILDREN One of the world's leading interpreters of the piano music of Ludwig van Beethoven is Anton Kuerti, who will introduce the music of the master to children as part of the Cushion Concerts Series at Harbourfront Centre at l :00 p.m. on December 5 - what an opportunity to introduce your child to music! PAUL PATTERSON One of England's leading composers, Paul Patterson, will be present at the North American premiere of his Magnificat, to be performed on December 15 by the Amadeus Choir at Metropoli- this issue ofWholeNote. tan United Church . Here's the list. HANDEL'S MESSIAH 03 8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. It is now about 260 years since 04 8:00: Celebration Chorale. George Frideric Handel com- 05 8:00: Guelph Chamber posed the masterpiece for which 05 8:00: Hart House Singers. he is best known today, the 05 3:00: 1\fjssissauga Choral oratorio, Messiah. 08 8:00: Toronto Choral It was apparently a semi- 10 8:00: Grand River Chorus desperate commercial venture. 11 8:00: Bach Elgar Choir His operas were not particularly 11 8:00: Brampton Symphony in favour With London's audi- 12 4:00: Toronto Classical ences, and, when the opportunity Singers .. to stage an oratorio in Dublin 16 8:00: Tafelmusik. arose, he put Messiah on paper in 17 8:00: TSO an incredibly short time to keep 17 8:00: Tafelmusik. his cash-flow alive and, presum- 17 8:15: Te Deum ably, his credit union manager 18 8:00: Ford Centre. Les happy. That the work was a Violons du Roy. magnificent artistic success as 18 8:00: Tafelmusik. well as a financial one may not 18 8:15: Te Deum have been or paran1ount impor- 18 7:30: Toronto School of tance to his credit union manager, Music Canada but it is a fact that has not been 19 3:00: Mississauga Choral lost on generations of musicians . 19 2:00: Tafelmusik and audiences over the two and a 19 7:30: Toronto School of half centuries that followed the Music Canada original performance. It certainly 19 3:00: TSO has not been lost on musicians 20 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn and audiences in and around 21 8:00: TSO Toronto. We count no fewer than 23 8:00: TSO 26 whole or part performances in MERICA A member of citigroup Musicians, we want to help you have a better financial future!!! LET US SHOW YOU HOW TO: • Save for retirement • Develop an investment plan • Cut your life insurance costs • Lower your monthly cash outlay FOR MORE INFORi\llATION CONTACT: Perry J.C. Wilson, Personal Financial Analyst 50 Gervais Drive, Suite 309, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 123 Tel: (416) 385-3474 Fax: (416) 385 3475 Life ltu;urance offered by Primeria Life Insurance Company of Canada Mutual Funds offered through PFSL Investments Canada Ltd.

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