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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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y Allan Pulker Here are

y Allan Pulker Here are some October highlights: a week at a time. EARLY BIRDS: OCTOBER 1-7 With October, the music season is well under way. I count 21 concerts in the first four days of October, alone, including eight midday events at seven different venues. The St. Lawrence String Quartet on October 4 at the Jane Mallett Theatre (last month's cover story) and Les Amis at the Heliconian Hall on October 6 have two interesting overlaps-­ violinist Barry Shiffman and composer, Jonathan Berger. Shiffman, the second violinist in the St. Lawrence, plays the viola m the Oct 6 concert; Jonathan Berger has a work on the Oct 4 program, and then features as a "recreator" Oct 6. Based on a wax cylinder of Johannes Brahrns himself playing the first seventeen bars of his First Hungarian Dance, Berger has created a "Disk-Klavier" reproduction of "what Brahrns would have sounded like playing the whole thing." The next best thing to time travel! (And speaking of time travel, Oct 5 Sir Andrew Davis will conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.) The first few days of the month are particularly bountiful at the U ofT: Oct 1, the Amici Chamber Music Ensemble, with guests, violinist, Aislinn Nosky and Scott St. John and violist, Max Mandel, perform a program of music by Violet Archer, Vincent d'Indy and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. On October 2 I Solisti Veneti, under the direction of Claudio Scimone, will perform music by 18th century Italian composers. The same evening the renowned Dutch organist, Egbert Schoenmaker will give a recital at the Knox . College Chapel. A really terrific event, with wonderful performers and stimulating discussions and talks, is the annual Great Romantics Festival in Hamilton. Lovingly •.• ON.:ERT OHS ••• OVERVIEW EARlY MUSIC curated and organized by McMaster University music professor, Alan Walker, the festival is well worth attending. Detailed listings are in "Further Afield" on page 36. And also early in the month is the Oct 6 concert. at the Isabel Bader Theatre by soprano Taina Piira and tenor, Jyrki Anttila, both members of the National Opera of Finland, with pianist, Janne Hovi from the Sibelius Academy. The program of music, including compositions by the Finnish composers, Sibelius, Merikanto and Rautavaata, on the perennially popular theme of love, should be an appealing one. LATE LISTINGS We are phasing out our "Too Late to List" section, which used to appear at the end of our regular listings and provided a "last resort" spot for material that reached us too late for routine inclusion. To have an event listed in WhoJeNote, information about it must reach us in writing no later than the 15th of the month before the month in which the event takes place. (If your event occurs in the first seven days of-a month, we will also list it in the issue for the month tiefore your event, if it makes the previous month's deadline. See page 6 for details. Michael Bloss (SJC),organ THE GERMAN ROMANTICS 11 Works by Mendelssohn The Choir of the Sankt Annae Gymnasieko, (DK) Michael Bloss (SJC).organ THE GERMAN ROMANTICS Ill Brahms and Schumann Sander van Marion (Holland) Music of the Netherlands _ Nina Scott-Stoddard, soprano Peter Bishop, organ Elgar: Sea Pictures 8 wholenote OcTOBER 1, 2001 - NovEMBER 7, 2001 So, for old times sake, here are six events which, if this were next month, would have been· received "Too Late to List." Oct. 13: Downsview Symphony, 416-410-4164. Oct. 20: A Tribute to Trichy Sankaran, 416-971-4025. Oct. 20: Darbazi. 416-461-8425 Oct. 24: Kronos Quartet, Brock University. 905-688-55_50 x 3257 Oct. 27: La Belle Oanse, 416-870-8000. Nov. 1: La Pieta, Brock Uni~ersity. 905-688-5550 x3257 OCTOBER 8-14 Pianist Marc Andre Hamelin, performs at the Jane Mallett Theatre Oct 9, and October 11 the Aldeburgh Connection's Young Artists Series features soprano Eve-Rachel McLeod and baritone, Giles Tomkins with pianist, Bruce Ubukata. The same evening, young Canaclian prize- ­ winning pianist Lisa Yui gives a recital and lecture at the Glenn Gould Studio. Also the same evening Tafelmusik begins a series of concerts of music by Bach. And October 12 brings several opportunities: the Royal Conservatory Orchestra under Simon Streatfeild at the Mazzoleni Concert Hall; flamenco guitarist, Juan Tomas, at Glendon College, pianist, William Aide, and cellist, - Shauna Rolston with flautist, Patrick Gallois at Waiter Hall. The National Ballet School is to be applauded. Oct 13-they present ·a concert by their twelve rehearsal pianists, in every combination imaginable using that many pianists and two pianos. This moment of limelight takes place at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. The same evening guitarist Danielle Cumming will launch her new CD, "Postcards" at Victoria-Royce Church; the U of T Symphony will be conducted by internationally renowned Canadian, Agnes Grossmann; and chanteuse Molly Johnson sings at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre. With "only" nine events, the next day, Oct 14 is an unusually quiet Sunday. Something else unusual about it is a concert at Allan Gardens by Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir alurnnae, Allison Lynn and WOW! 8,000 Sheet Music Titles! Canada's largest selection of sheet music titles for strings. convenient mail-o As a .foll-service string shop we offer the following: + Violins • Violas • Cellos + English, French, + Strings Accessories, 26 Cumbuland, 2nd Floor. Teh 1-416-960-8494 Emailo Free Parking! Open Mon.-Sat. 10-6 Thurs. until 8 pm.

Monika Burany. OcTOBER 15-21 Talk about diverse divas! Toronto vocalist, Jane Siberry pays tribute to folk music legend, Joni Mitchell at Harbourfront Centre Oct 16, while Kathleen Battle performs at Roy Thomson Hall. And what an evening Oct 17 promises to be: Gypsy Caravan, twenty of the world's finest gypsy musicians and dancers from Spain, Roumania, Macedonia and India, are at at Massey Hall; pianist Richard Goode is at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and there are several other concerts as well. · On Oct 18, the Women's Musical Club introduces the Piano Duo Kutrowatz to Toronto audieqces, and Oct 19 the Aldeburgh Connection presents a concert by two preeminent Canadian singers, soprano Donna Brown and mezzo-soprano Catherine Rob bin. Kristine Bogyo's Mooredale Concerts merits a special word. Mooredale produces a reliably high-quality concert season every year, combining seasoned artists, such as cellist Ms. Bogyo herself, with talented young artists. You really should investigate this remarkable and yet amazingly unpretentious family friendly series, Oct 20 or 21. Oct 21 is a very busy day, with 18 concerts in just about every musical genre imaginable except orchestra. There really is something there for everyone, so take a close look at the listings if you are able get out to a concert that day. OCTOBER 22-28 Toronto's own Gryphon Trio, @__~ tlie sountf post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs st~ngs & accessories at guaranteed lowest prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CDN $-Not a US$ price in the store! 93 Grenville St., Toronto M5S 1B4 tel416-971-6990 fax 416-597-9923 Canada •s foremost Violin Specialists 201 Church Street Toronto, On. MSB 1Y7 emai/ FACULTY '~ UNIVERSITY OfTORONHl 2001 Q002 w 0 lL LL 0 X 0 (1) AMICI October 1, 8 pm. Woller Holl. . Sl 0 seniors/students Toronto's premier threesome joins friends in works by Archer, d'lndy and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. EGBERT SCHOENMAKER October 2, 8 pm. Knox College Chapel. . seniors/students Rupert Edwords Organ Recital Renowned Dutch organist performs Bonchlerl. Susoto. Froberger. Weckmonn, Flscher. Scheldemonn, Ritter. Bohm and J.S. Bach. VIRTUOSITY AND MELODY IN ITALIAN MUSIC October 2, 8 pm. Waiter Hall. . seniors/students I Solisti Veneti; Claudio Scimone, conductor. Grommy award-winning chamber orchestra performs works by Albinonl. Tartlnl. Vivoldl. Bottesinl. Rossini & Pogoninl. eo-presented with the Italian Cultural Institute AIDE, GALLOIS, ROLSTON October 12, 8 pm. Wailer Hall. . seniors/students Faculty Artist Series Chamber music for ftute. cello and piano by Hoydn. Prokofiev. Desbrlere. Debussy and Martlnu. DVORAK'S NEW WORLD October 13, 8 pm. MacMillan Theatre. , seniors/ students University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra Agnes Grossmonn, conductor; Rofoel Hoekmon. cello. Dvorok: Symphony No. 9 "New World;" Shostokovich: Cello Concerto No. l: Mussorgsky: Night on Bold Mountain COPLAND'S EMBLEMS October 20,8 pm. MacMillan Theatre. . seniors/ students Wind Symphony and Concert Band Denise Grant & Comeron Waiter, conductors. Other works by Dvorok, Shostokovich. Woolfenden and Bourgeois. SONGS OF THE SPIRIT October 26, 8 pm. Victoria Univ. Chapel. , seniors/ students University Women's Chorus and Master Chorale Robert Cooper. conductor. Sacred choral music from J.S. Bach and Bernstein to new works by John Burge and Dovid Brunner. A WORLD OF SONG October 27, 8 pm. Church of the Redeemer. . seniors/students MacMillan Singers Doreen Roo. conductor. Traditional and contemporary choral music from Hondel and Hoydn to new world voices of Australian. Nordic and Latin music. HELOISE ET ABELARD November 2, 8 pm. Wailer Hall. . 0 seniors/students Faculty Artist Series Soprano Lorno M0cDonold. baritone Elem Eley and pianist J.J. Tenno in a rare performance of Posotieri's poignant score based on a true love story set in 12th century France. BEN HEPPNER•1·J!·*·lii• November 6, 12 pm. Waiter Hall. Free. Tickets required. Call 416-978-3744 Wilma & Clifford Smith Visitor in Music Master Class Top tenor gives exclusive master class to celebrate the installation of the Lols Marsholl Choir in Voice Studies. OcTOBER 1, 2001 -NovEMBER 7, 2001 wholenote 9

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