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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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after a summer of festival performances, first at Europe's largest chamber music festival in Kuhmo, Finland, then the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and then the Festival of the Sound, is back in town, and continuing as ensemble-inresidence with Music Toronto. They will be performing Oct 23 at the Jane Mallett Theatre. Violinist Scott St. John will join the Trio in a sparkling program that includes Dvorak's Piano Quartet in Ejlat Major, Op. 87, Mozart's Piano Trio in B flat Major, K. 502 arui Meruielssohn 's Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66. There will be an interesting cluster of four concerts right at the end of the month -- with distinctly national, eastern European, origins. The first of these, Oct 23 is by the famous Czech violinist, Ivan Zenaty, who, with pianist Katarina Bodova, will perform works by Suk, Dvorak, Macha and Sarasate. The same two musicians then perform an entirely different program for the Mozart Society on October 24. On Sunday, Oct 28 Latvian violin virtuoso, Baiba Skride, performs at the Glenn Gould Studio at 2pm. At 3pm the same day the Azuoliukas Boys' Choir from Lithuania will perform music ranging from Lithuanian folk songs to standard choral repertoire at Hammerson Hall in Mississauga. Rivka Golani on Oct 26 in Thornhill and Oct 28 in Leaside ... the list goes on but my allotted space does not! Well, . that's what the listings are for! ... by Frank Nakashima Genevieve Soly, a harpsichord virtuoso from Montreal, makes herToronto debut (October 1) in a program entitled "Les Grandes Suites" which features works of J. S. Bach (1685-1750), G. F. Handel ( 1685-17 59) and J ohann Christoph Graupner (1683-1760). She is the Founder and Artistic Director of "Les Idees Heureuses", a Montreal-based ensemble. Her brilliant career as a solo harpsichordist has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Ms. Soly records for the ATMA and Analekta labels. A eo-production of dance OREMUS danse and innermusica (Oct 2 and 3), the program Zephyr, Vent de L' Amour brings together a new baroque ensemble, Ensemble Les Muses Reunies using period instruments, and Duncan-based . dancers in a fusion of modern choreography and early music. This program includes music by Rameau and Gluck and features Isabelle Desrochers, soprano and Colin Ainsworth, tenor. The Arbor Oak Trio pay tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time (Oct 3) in Great Composer 1: J.S. Bach-- a concert that includes the Sonata in ' E for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1016; a suite for solo cello; and excerpts from the Anna Magdalena Bach Book. Meghan Roberts, soprano; Larry Builders of historical keyboard instruments Harpsichords Clavichords FortePianos Sales & Rentals Services & Tuning CLAVIERS BAROQUES We are Agents for The Paris Workshop Instruments for builders Beckwith, baroque violin; Felicity Deak, baroque cello; Stephanie Martin, harpsichord, perform in the Upper Library of Massey College on the university campus. See their website: In the Baroque Music Beside the Grange series, you can hear even more great music - string concertos, solos & trio sonatas by Leclair & Locatelli (Oct 7). The program title, Angels arui Devils, is either a reference to the music or the performers - Christopher Verrette, Genevieve Gilardeau & Julie Wedman, violins; Pat Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello; Paul Jenkins, harpsichord, who are all among the. city's elite early music practitioners. CBC's OnStage program brings countertenor Daniel Taylor to the Glenn Gould Studio (Oct 9) with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. They will be performing works by Vivaldi, Vinci, Scarlatti & Handel. And . you'll be hearing much more from this unique vocal talent. In the following week, Daniel will be recording a new contemporary work by Christos Hatzis (along with Russell Braun and Benjamin Butterfield) for CBC Records, and Dec 8, he appears in Handel's Messiah with Les Violons du Roy at Massey Hall. Later, in April2002, Daniel Really good food that just happens to be ~ ~ vegetarie1:n1 /[f) Before your concert join us for dinner. Pay-by-weight delicious, healthy buffet to save you time & money. French country kitchen atmosphere and serene ambience. Licensed for wine and beer. Open daily. 20°/o off on your first visit with ad 655 Bay St. (enter off Elm) (416) 596-9364 We are a l 0-minute walk from many theatres. Inquire about .00 parking makes his Canadian Opera Company debut as Sesto in Handel' s Julius Caes11r. The Vocal Art Forum presents "La Calisto" (Oct 10, 11 and 15). (See Music Theatre Spotlight for more qetails.) In the spirit of the Venetian Carnival, food and drink will be available before the performance and during the two intermissions. The Great Hall on Queen Street, an historic building, offers the intimate atmosphere essential to early opera. Talk about a great feast for harpsichord lovers! Rarely will you have an opportunity to hear as many instruments and as much talent in one room (Oct 11, 12, 13, 14) The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's program, The 1 Genius of Bach, includes the Concertos for 1, 2, 3 and 4 harpsichords, with Charlotte Nediger, Rejean Poirier, Olivier BACH CONSORT Presents the Share the Warmth Benefit Concert The Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach featuring the Bach Consort and Chorus under the direction of Bernard Labadie Friday November 30, 2001 at 6:30pm St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at King & Simcoe across from Roy Thomson Hall (steps west of the St Andrew's subway station) SOLOISTS Monica Whicher - soprano Elizabeth Turnbull - contralto Michiel Schrey - tenor Joshua Hopkins - bass TICKETS (includes dinner at a select local restaurant) For more information contact Christine at Tel: (416) 526-2585 into@ for dinner & show. _L---------------------------~~~----~------~~~====~~~~ 10 wholenote OcTOBER 1, 2001- NovEMBER 7, 2001

Fortin, as three of the four harpsichordists. Alison Crum (above) is highly regarded as one of the world's leading viol players and teachers . You can visit her website - to find out more about her. She has made over 75 recordings, including a recent recording of the Bach Garnba Sonatas. She is president of the Viola da Garnba Society of Great Britain, Professor of Viol at Trinity College of Music in London and author of the highly acclaimed textbook, "Play the Viol". Her husband, Roy Marks, performs on viol, lute and recorder. He leads·the London Recorder Players' Society and publishes music for recorder consort. Alison and Roy are members of the Rose Consort of Viols which has recorded extensively on the Naxos label. Oct 13, the Toronto Early . Looking for A Quality Music Experience for your Child ? , The Choirs of Grace Church on-the-Hill are looking for boys and girls who like to sing. This is an excellent opportunity for a child to gain self-confidence, self-discipline, poise and musical knowledge in a nurturing, family-like environment. · . The program is run by caring, professional music staff. Choir programs exist for: girls aged 8 -18 (St. Cecilia Choir) boys aged 8- 14 (Choir of Gentlemen and Boys). No previous music ex~erien~e is necess~ry. For further information, please contact: Melva Treffinger Graham, M. Mus., ' Music Director, Grace Church on-the- Hill 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1X4 416.488.7884 x17 O cTOBER 1, 2001 - N ovEM BER 7, 2001 Wholenote 11

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