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Volume 5 Issue 8 - May 2000

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May2000 TUESDAY MAY ~ CCMC FREE WEDNESDAY MAY 3 TORONTO JAZZ COMPOSER 1 S COLLECTIVE I THURSDAY MAY 4 MARV KE NEDI I FRIDAY MAY 5 EVE EGOVAN I SATURDAY MAY 6 SAGA I TUESDAY MAY 9 CCMC FREE SUNDAY MAY 7 GEORDIE . MCDONALD WEDNESDAY MAY 10 ·JOHN FARAH I FRIDAY MAY 12- SUNDAY MAY 21 VTO 2000 TUESDAY MAY 23 CCMC FREE THURSDAY MAY 25 RONDA RINDONE I FRIDAY MAY 26 THE BURDOCKS I SATURDAY MAY 27 GLASS ORCHESTRA I SUNDAY MAY 28 ARRAVMUSIC YOUNG COMPOSERS TUESDAY MAY 30 CCMC FREE · 179 RICHMOND STREET WEST•WEST OF UNiVERSITY AVENUE•ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 8PM UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE•FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION CALL 416.204.1080 III. Hear & Now (New Music) Gentle Readers, This will be my last "Hear & Now", and I therefore want to take an opportunity to thank The WholeNote for creating this guide to new music in Toronto, and for inviting me to be its regular contributor. I began producing this column· in the spring of 1998, following a dynamic brainstorming meering of the local contemporary music community at which we examined ways of increasi!1g the BY DAVID G. H. PARSONS David Parsons outside the CMC visibility for new music in the local media. It was decided to adapt a previous broad sheet publication of the same name into a new identity, and the present incarnation of "Hear & Now" was born within the pages of this magazine. Exactly two years later I've been advised by many · readers that "Hear & Now" has become the invaluable source for what's "hot" in new concert music in town. I've even met WholeNote fans when traveling elsewhere around the province, · and am flattered when "that new music section" gets singled out for commentary. And the reason for my leave taking? At the beginning of April, I accepted a new appointment as Music Officer wi$ the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). I cannot continue with this monthly column highlighting the varied offerings of Toronto's new music scene for obvious conflict-of-interest reasons, but know that the editor is considering what to do with such an important regular feature. I am confident that a practical guide to new music will continue in this location, and wish the next writer(s) every succ,ess. While I eagerly anticipate the challenges and vistas awaiting me at OAC, there is a profound emotion at leaving a job I thoroughly enjoy. As a composer and arts administrator possessing a Masters in Canadian studies, I can hardly imagine more suitable employment than at the Canadian Music Centre. When I started as Ontario Regional Director in summer i990, I could not have foreseen. that I was embarking Choral quick picks, continued from page 13 June 2 8:00: North Toronto Women's Chamber Choir June 2 8:00: Orpheus ChoirofT oronto; Sidgwick Scholars June 3 7:30: Cantabile & Cantores Celestes Women's Choirs June 3 7:30: 200-voice choir including High Park Children's Cho­ , rus, Concert, Chamber & Youth Divisions June 3 8:00: North York Singers continues June 3 8:00 & 4 2:00: Yorkminstrels Show Choir June 4 3:30: Jubilate Singers & Trinity St. Paul 's Church Choir June 4 7:30: High Park Choirs: Concert, Chamber & Youth Divisions June 5 7:30: Riverdale Youth Singers June 5 & 6 8:15: Cantabile Chorale of York Region June 7 8:00: Toronto Choral Society (in Late List)

Hear & Now, continued on a 10-year voyage of discovery . The past decade at CMC has seen this organization successfully weather fiQancial storms, animate outreach activities for both students and general concert goers aimed at demystifying new music, join a partnership with presenters on a new music festival in Toronto, and embark on projects involving the latest in communications technologies which will radically transform the dissemination of Canadian works to musicians around the globe. It has been a great' ride! I take this occasion to . extend my sincere gratitude to all members of the CMC's Ontario Regional Council-a provincial advisory board which animates many promotion and education activities and serves as an invaluable volunteer body- · plus many colleagues at the Centre who have been so supportive -- most notable among these, two outstanding Executive Directors, Simone Auger and Elisabeth Bihl, and three hardworking Regional Chairs: Dr. Jack Behrens, Dr. S. Timothy Maloney and Mary Gardiner. Last, I express a huge "Thank you" to the many composers with whom I have collaborated, and whose music has been described and discussed in these pages . It is your imagination and creativity that carries this ever-evolving art form we love forward. Composers continue to present us with unfamiliar aural landscapes to explore, sound designs to contemplate, and journeys of emotional discovery leading to personal and shared revelations. It has been a pleasure and an honour promoting the awareness · and appreciation of your music in Ontario. CONCERT NOTES: POT POURRI, continuedfrompage 11 anoth~r been touched by the RCM. Final stop in the tour is at McMaster Hall May 8. For more information call Jun Fujimoto at the RCM, 416- 408-2824, ext. 334. MusrcCANADA 2000 The brainchild of nonagenarian musician extraordinaire, Nicholas Goldschmidt, MusicCanada 2000 is not a concert series in the conventional sense of the word, but more like an anthology of concerts featuring the work of Canadian composers and occurring all over Canada between January 1, 2000 and February 2001. If you do not aln~ady have a copy of the MusicCanada 2000 program, you can contact Music Canada Musique 2000 at 416-397-5727 or visit its website at . . HELICONIAN CLUB BENEFIT. The 125 year old Heliconian Hall on Hazelton A venue needs renovation and repair, which means it needs money. Canadian pianist, concert and recording artist, Catherine Wilson and her American husband, Robert Conway, will perform a program of piano duet music in a concert to raise some of the needed funds at the Heliconian Hall on May 11. HEAR AND Now A Japan Minifest: Encounters 2000/New Music Concerts New Music Concerts and Soundstreams are collaborating to bring us a celebration of the contribution of Japan to contemporary music. The first on May 1 will feature the Utaoni Choir of Japan, with the premiere of R. Murray Schafer's Seventeen Haiku, as well as Schafer's Magic Songs, Toru Takemitsu's Wind Horse and traditional Inner Mongolian Music. Soundstreams Canada's "Encounters" concert on May 9 will bring together Japanese composer, Karen Tanaka, and Canadian composer, Kelly Marie Murphy. The works by Tanaka on the program will be Song of Songs ( 1996) for cello and, electronics, Frozen Horizon for chamber ensemble and a world premiere for piano solo written for Eve Egoyan to perform at this concert. Murphy's works on the program will be Circadian Rhythms ( 1997) for string orchestra, Give me Phoenix Wings to Fly ( 1997), which was premiered by the Gryphon Trio and Indelible . Lines, Invisible Surface ( 1999), a newly commissioned work for oboe and string orchesfra. New Music Concerts May 14 concert will focus on the work of Japanese composer, Toshio Hosokawa, butwill also include compositions by !sang Yun, Chiyoko Szlavniks, and a special "tribute to the late Barbara Pentland. Arraymusic. Toronto's Arraymusic is known around the world for its performance and development of new music and ·multi-disciplinary work. Its conductor and former artistic

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