CONTEN·TS VOLUME 5 #8: MAY 1 - ]UN£ 7 2000 OUR COVER Tamara Volskaya Ruth Budd, a retired Toronto Symphony Orchestra bass player, and now manager of the Toronto Senior Strings calls her "a wizard". "I have played with her" Budd told me "and when I heard the tape of the performance I gasped because I couldn't believe how good she is." 42 PAGE EIGHT WholeNote facts Advertisers index CONCERT NOTES Pot pourri: finales day time stars George Weston reader writes MusicCanada 2000 Heliconian benefit 10 12 Choral Scene Larry Beckwith 14 Hear & Now David G.H. Parsons 16 Jazz Notes Jim Galloway 17 Bandstand Merlin Williams 19 Music Theatre Spotlight Sarah B. Hood LISTINGS Music Theatre Core Concerts Further afield 20 22-36 37 Honourable mention 37 Too late to list 37 Index of presenters and venues 45 ETCETERA FILE Our memQers write 40 Announcements, etcetera 40 Unclassified ads 41 FEATURE STORIES Behind the scenes with Dawn Lyons 43 "So I got a phone call out of the blue, more or less, from the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, and my name had come to their attention. They had a millennium project and they had an agreement with composer John Greer, and they were looking for a librettist he could work with - I think they told me I was the twelfth one they had tried." Ned Dickens, librettist for the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus newly commissioned work: The Star Child Musicians in our midst 45 Allan Pulker interviews Cantores Celestes' Kelly Galbraith Postscript: Bears repeating 46 Richard Margison on opera houses
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