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Volume 6 Issue 1 - September 2000

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  • September
  • Toronto
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  • Theatre
  • Jazz
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  • Wholenote


ANNOUNCEMENTS *To Septemb~r 4 (show times posted daily): Ontario Science Centre. Music Makers: The science of sound ... the art of music. Interactive performances & exhibit display What Makes Music. Performers include Come from Every Way Band, Subtonic Monks, Njacko Backo, La Perla, Rina Singha . 770 · Don Mills Rd. 429-4100. ,,lch 5· 12). *September. 9 10:00am·3:00pm: Beach Arts Centre. Open House featuring concerts at 1 lam, lpm & 2pm. Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 690·4552. Free. *S.eptember 13 7:30: Etobicoke Commu· nity Concert Band. Open rehearsal for new members. Place TBA. 905·669·8551 or 416· 743·1316. *September 16, 9:30am·10:00pm: To· ronto Wagner Society/University of To· ronto. The Wagner Inheritance, a one·day symposium on the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Wagner Society. Guest lectures on Wagner's words & music; panel discussion on performing Wagner's operas; evening concert by students from the U of T Opera School. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 461·7114. Free. *September 23 9am: Toronto Accolades Harmony Inc. Barbershop Harmony Singing & Bazaar. ·Part of Arts Week 2000. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. 597 ·8223. Free. *September 23 1 Dam: RCM. Harmony and History. Tours of the building every 30 min· utes; informal performances by students & faculty. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. 273 Bloor St. West. 408·2824. Free. *September 23 11:00am to 5:00pm: To· ronto Early Music Centre. 16th Annual Early Music Fair. Short concerts by many early music groups; booths and displays. Harbourfront York Quay Centre. 966· 1409. *September 23 2:30: Toronto Children's Chorus. Sing with the TCC & Jean Ashworth Bartle. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview. 932· 8666. Reservations preferred (children & fami· lies especially welcome). *September 24 2:00: Toronto Tabla En· semble. Open Rehearsal. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. 50 Sp.adina Ave. 306·0332. *September 25 7:00: Scarborough Phil· harmonic. Open Rehearsal Repertoire will include Sibelius: Symphony #2 & Estacio: Deliverance from Victims of Us All. Jerome Summers, conductor. Birchmount Park C.I., 3663 Danforth Ave. 261·0380. Free. *September 25 7:30: Orpheus Choir. Open Rehearsal. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Yorkminster Park Church, 1585 Yonge St. . 530·4428. Free. *September 25 7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Open Rehearsal of the Verdi Requiem. Part of Arts Week 2000. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 598·0422. Free reserved seating. *September 27 1 O:OOam: Serenata Sing· ers. Open House Choral Rehearsal. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Wilmar Heights United Church, 963 Pharmacy. 497·5952. Free. *September 27 10:00am: TSO. Open Re· hearsal. Anton Kuerti, piano; Jukka·Pekka Saraste, conductor. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593· 7769 ext.393. Free. THE ETCETERA FILE .... *September 27 7:30: All The King's Voices/EMPressions Show Choir. Open rehearsal of Hot Swing & Cool Jazz. David J. King, conductor. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. · 225·2255. Free. *September 27 7:30: Toronto Jewish Folk 'Toronto's premiere a capdfa cfioir invites you to our Pfease join us at our annual open !Wuse wncert for ana afternoon ofjoyous music, refresfiments ana ~{[owsfiip . See you tfiere! 3pm Sunday Octo6er 1 '£,mmanual Jfoward Part 'United Cliurcli 214 'Wriglit JI.venue, 'Toronto ('l(gncesva{{es soutfi of 'Bfoor} Pay w fiat you can · aonations over 10$ wi{{ receive at~ receipt. ~\~Y~3~~ ~'!Qgo- - - - _.,...,..,..... Phone: 416-766-0644 ·~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilf'S• 32 Wholenote SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 - OCTOBER 7, 2000 ' Choir. Open Rehearsal Attendees will be in· vite~ to both listen & participate. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke. 489·7681. Free. *September 28 5:00: Hummingbird Cen· Ire for the Performing Arts. Backstage Tour. Julian Sleath, leader. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. 306·2332. Reservations required. *October 6 7:30: Toronto Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Sing·along with our Con· cert Choir. Cody Hall, St. Paul's Church, 227 Bloor St. East. 221-4864. *Choirs Ontario announces the Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition for new choral compositions, this year for an SSA or SSAA work for women's choir. lnfor· rila.tion: contac\ Choirs Ontario, 416·923· 1144. < > *Kiwanis Music Festival takes place Feb· ruary 10·24, 2001. Deadline for entries: October 16, 2000. 416·487·5885. LECTURES *September 6-10: Guelph Jazz Festival. Colloquium: Improvising the Future: Jazz in the Global Community. Panel discussions Sept. 6·8; keynote speakers include: Sept. 7 9:00am: Frederick Ward: Writing As Jazz given by George Elliott Clarke · Sept. 8 9:00am: Speak of Sound: Personal· ity, Empathy, Community given by George Lewis. At: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St., Guelph. 519:763·4952. *October 2 8:00: Toronto Wagner Soci· ety. The Power of Two in the Ring, lecture by J.K. Holman, president of the Washington Wagner Society and author of Wagner's Ring: listeners Companion and Concordance. Arts & Letters Club, 21 Elm St. 461 ·7114. WORKSHOPS *To September4, daily at 11:30, 1~30 & 3:30: Ontario Science Centre. Music Makers Family Workshops. The various ways that music affects our daily lives. How do differ· ent types of music make you feel? What are the different ways that you can create music & musical instruments? 770 Don Mills Rd. 429·4100. ,, (children 5· 12). *September 6· 10: Guelph Jazz Festival Workshops. 519·763-4952. Sept. 8 10:30am: Global Strings Workshop given by Mat Maneri, Randy Raine·Reusch, Qiu Xia He, Paul Plimley, Peggy Lee & other~; Sept. 8 1 :30: New Communities of Sound: Expanded Musical Resources given by Judy Dunaway, Maggie Nicols, Ken Hyder, Jesse Stewart & Ron Samworth; Sept. 8 3:30: Jazz Cooperatives, Jazz Com· munities: the AACM and the ICP given by George Lewis, Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink & Michael Moore. All at: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St., Guelph Sept. 10 10:30am: United Nations Millennial Jazz Summit given by Myra Melford, Jane Bunnett, Trichy Sankaran, Maggie Nicols, Seido Salifoski & others; At: River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. •September 10 1 :30: Toronto Early Mu· sic Players' Organization. Programme TBA. Lansing United, 49 Bogert Ave. 480·0225. *September 20 12:30: York University Dept. of Music. Workshop on·swing & jitter· bug by professor Casey Sokol. Mclaughlin Performance Hall, 050 Mclaughlin College, 4700 Keele St. 736·5186. Free. *September 24 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading of opera .choruses from J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus, for voices and instruments !scores supplied; instrumentalists please bring stands). Colin Clarke, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 924· 1938. $ 5(non·members), $ 2imembers). *September 25 7:30: Creative Vocaliza· lion Studio. An Introduction to Scat Sing· ing. Workshop led by Honey Novick. Part of ArtsWeek 2000. Private address (Bathurst & Eglinton); call for location. 782·7944. . *September 28 7:00: Korean Dance Acad· emy of Toronto. Fan Dance & Orum Work· shop. Techniques of the Korean Chang·Go "hour·glass shaped drum" and the Chinese drum; learn basic steps of Fan Dance. Part of Arts Week 2000. Korean Culture Centre, 1133 Leslie. 443·9329. (reservation required). '*September 30 2:00: CAMMAC. Upper Strings Workshop on Beethoven's 5th Sym· phony (preparatory to CAMMAC reading in October). Mary Mc Geer, coach. Church of the Messiah, 240 Avenue Road. 462·1712. (non·membeis), O(members). Advance registration required. *October 4 12:30: York University Dept. of Music. Tango Plus. Latin American dance for musicians, led by Christina Petrowska Quilico and Gordon Beckles. Mclaughlin Per· formance Hall, 050 Mclaughlin College, 4700 Keele St. 736·5186. Free. Jerenade Quality Musical Instruction & More! Private & Group Classes - All Ages & Levels Dynamic Teachers - Creative Apprqach - Great Rates Piano Flute Guitar Voice Acting Theory Composing/Song Writing Fun With Music '(416) 778-5736 ext. 2

FEATURES •!• COVER STORY The Nine Lives of Howard Cable by Allan Pulker · Howard Cable's six decades of music-making have made him · legendary in Canadian music. Murray Ginsberg, in his book about Canadian musicians, They Loved to Play, calls him "the most successful conductor/composer/arranger on the Canadia~ music scene since the 1940s". And our own Bandstand columnist Merlin Williams say!' "even if he had done nothing more than write what he has written for concert band he would be a legend.'' I started out asking Howard Cable about the future of music in this country and his advice to aspiring young composers, arrangers and conductors. His reply took me by surprise:: "I am an optimistic guy, but I'm not optimistic about this. Audiences are a big problem. You have to have strong music programs in the schools, With good teachers. And right to understand what we all stand to lose by destroying cultural education in the school system.'" He was equally pe~simistic about the prospects for a young person trying to make a living as a composer and ah arranger. "You have the

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