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Volume 8 Issue 4 - December 2002/January 2003

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I :!•Ill!kjl(•J~I il•\•J~I· Watson at Haig: Valuing Art in Society WORLD'S BIGGEST JAZZ CONFERENCE The International ASsociation for Joa &Jucation (WE) will hold its 30th Annual Conference in Toronto, January 8 - I/, 2003. More than 7000 educators, musicians, enthusiasts and industry representatives from 35 countries are expected to attend what's billed as "The World's Largest Joa Conference. " Anyone involved in the teaching, peiformance, presentation, or the business of joa will find this conference to be tremendously valuable. Over 150 artists and clinicians will participate in the conference program as well as a number of top school ensembles from across the globe. Jazz education, as always, will be at the heart of the conference agenda with approximately 125 clinics and workshops on far-ranging topics and subjects such as jazz history, improvisation, technology, composition, arranging, performance techniques, and teacher training, Dr. Oscar Peterson will be the guest of honor and President's Award recipient during the 3rd Annual WE Gala Dinner hosted by Nancy Wilson. For more information on registration, fees, schedule and locations, and a complete list of performers and clinicians, please visit the WE website at www.iaje.org. The WE can also be contacted by phone at 785-776-8744; and by e-mail at info@iaje.org Dave Brubeck performing at IAJE 29 GET CHEAPSEATS, EARN EARMILES But only for Students! The Canadian Music Centre and the New Music Coalition are revamping the CHEAPSEATS pass, your best ticket to new music. A CHEAPSEATS PASS gets you into over 120 concertS from over 15 contemporary music presenters for only a concert. All you have to do is show your CHEAPSEATS pass at the box office in question 20 minutes before a concert in order to receive the special price. And now, starting in January 2003, for a limited trial period, students can get the CHEAPSEATS pass FOR FREE. · by Marsha Greenberg December 12 at the Toronto Centre for Arts the approximately 500 Earl Haig Secondary students taking the stage for the annual "Music Showcase" will have even more than usual to celebrate. It's the twentieth anniversary of the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig. Why celebrate? Because incorporating the study of the Arts in a school ... and in students' lives .. . is a wise thing to do!. Educators know that go;tls of the arts - high standards and personal expectations, exacting discipline and creative risk - are the elements needed for success in learning and in life. Indeed, we should celebrate the opportunity to create appreciative audiences, develop talented performers and artists, and facilitate improvement in so many ways, while having a good time doing it! Where would society be without the infusion of the sensitivity, discipline, creativity and contribution to community that the arts give? Best societies value the arts! And. there's more! Now with CHEAPSEATS you collect "EAR MILES"! Bonus. For every fivb concerts you attend with your CHEAPSEATS pass, you get any other concert on the CHEAPSEATS calendar absolutely FREE. Want to know what concerts are on the CHEAPSEATS calendar, or how to get your CHEAPSEA TS pass? Starting in January 2003 they'll be available at the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street (east off Bay, just south of Bloor). But the fastest way to get up-to-date information is at www.musiccentre.ca/cheapseats.htm). The free CHEAPSEATS pass is a time limited offer. Do not delay - get your CHEAPSEATS pass today! Twenty years ago, the late principal, Jackson Tovell, began the Claude Watson Program of the Arts at Earl Haig, and the impact on Earl Haig has been huge. Because the Claude Watson Arts Program exists as a "school within a school", the arts component becomes a shared benefit for all the students at Earl Haig. ~ J;M YOUR VOICE Organic and funct'ional vocal training to gain access to your full range, resonance and vocal freedom. For singers, public speakers, teachers, clergy, or if you just want to enjoy using your voice! 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON THREE MORE EXCITING CONCERTS! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 8:00PM CANADIAN WOODWIND QUINTET (DEBUT) FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 8:00PM BARBARA HANNIGAN, SOPRANO LIND.Al IPPOLITO, PIANO FRIDAY, MAY 9, 8:00PM "ESSENCE OF AMICI"• CYNTHIA STEUES, OBOE GLENN GOULD STUDIO, 250 FRONT STREET WEST SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Special Subscription Rate·for Three Concerts: Regular- , Seniors- .50, Students- .50 CALL AMICI 416-368-8743 www.amiciensemble.com "Amici- A better example of Chamber music-making would be hard to find to set before the next generation of musicians" Toronto Star lrna Al-fdair M.Mus. Lyric Soprano A rich and warm voice combined with an impeccable presentation! * Available for operas, oratorios, recitals, orchestral works, etc ... * Great packages for weddings, corpotate events or any special occasion! *.RCM registered teacher (private lessons for all ages / levels) *Also offering coaching in French diction (416) 630-5786 lauclair@hotmail.com 30 www.thewholenote.com December 1 2002 - February 7 2003

Comprehensive Concert Listings For CONCERTS "FURTHER AFIELD" (just outside the GT A) see pages 48-50 For '.'full run" MUSIC THEATRE AND OPERA LISTINGS, see page 50 For jazz concert and club listings, see page 50-51 Readers please note: presenters' plans change; & we occasionally make mistakes! Please always use the phone numbers provided to call ahead. Sunday December 01 _: 11 :30am: Vesnivka Choir ff oronto · Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir/St. Evtymij ~hoir. The Divine liturgy of St. John Cht:ysilstom. Music by Hurko. Guest conductor: Roman Hurko; Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, conductor. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 4 · BellwoodsAve.416-763-2197.Free. - i 2:00 noon: WillowMyst Music. Holiday favourites;' solo instrumentals; a cappella vocal harmonies. Moira Nelson, harp & voice; Elena ·;Jubinville, cello & voice. To 4pm. T odmorden Mills Museum. Pottery Road. 416-396· 2819. .50. .75, .50(ages 6 to 12). - 1 :00: Oakville Children's Choir. A Christmas Fanfare. Guests: members df the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. 130 Navy St. 905-815· 2021. .99. -1:30: CAMMAC/McMichael,Gallery. Sunday Concett: Christina Ariss·Birch, soprano; . Dwane Webster, balitqne,'-Edith Gardiner, piano. ·Popular & seasonal selections. 10365 Islington, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121. ,, fanily rates. - 2:00: Deleon White Gallery. Now's the Time Jazz Series. Earl Seymour Memorial Saxophone Quartet with Phil Dwyer, Periy ' White, John Johnson & David ,French. 1096 Queen St. West. 416-597-9466. . - 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Waltzing Thr011gh December with Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (4 hand arrangement); music by Mendelssohn, Grieg, Liszt. Krisztina Szabo, mezzo; Yana lvanilova, soprano; Erika Raum. violin; Roberta Jansen, ·cello; Inna Perkis & Boris Zarankin, pianists. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416· 205-5555. ,. - 2:30: Aldeburgh Connection. Sunday Series.: Orpheus with her lute. Nathalie Paulin, scipr1'no; Catherine Robbin, mezzo; Michael Colvin, tenor, Diana Leblanc, reader, Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata, artistic-directors. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416444-3976. . - i:30: Brampton Festival Singers. Festival of Carols. St. Paul's United Church, 30 · Main St. South, Bra~ton. 905· 792-2770. ,. - 2:30: Calyx Concerts. Rejoice and Sing. Carols and songs for-harp, voice, choir and piano, including Handel's Messiah and the Huron Carol. Narelle Martinez, soprano; Sharlene Wallace, ·harp; Claire Hoeffler, piano; Etobicqke Madrigal Singers. HurriJercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-531-3668. , . ·' - 2:30: Mississauga Symphony. Spiced Cider & Chestnuts. Classical. jazz and pop. Merriam School of Music; Sinfonia Mississauga. Royal Bank Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. . • · - 2:30: Northdale Concert Band/Church of St Jude (Wexford). Benefit concert of seasonal music. StephOO Chenette, conductor. 10 · Howarth Ave. 416· 755-5872. , children under 12 accon-.i;mied by an adult free. - 2:30: Opera in Con~ert. Rossini:' Semiramide. Jane Archibald, Lynne McMurtry, Charles Baxter, Eric Shaw, perfonners; Sandra Horst, music director and pianist; Opera in Concert Chorus, Robert Cooper, director. 1 :45: December 1 2002 - February 7 2003 pre-concert chat with lain S~ott. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416·366· 7723. ' ,. - 2:30 & 7:30: Scarborough Bel Canto Choir.A Journey Through Christmas. Songs to suit the season; instrumental selections. Guests: Pine Ridge Brass Quintet. St. Dunstan of .Canterbury Chlirch, 56 Lawson Rd., West Hill. 416· 757-9590. . In support of The Kids Help Plme. - 3:00: Chrylark Arts and Music Series. The Duke Trio. Tchaikovsky: piano trio; chamber music by Glick. Mark Fewer, violin; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Peter Longworth, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. . - 3:00: Pickering Co"ncert Band. Annual Christmas Concert. Fairport Dunbarton,United .Church, 1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering. 905·. 683-7566. , .. ~ 3:00: Toronto Camerata Chamber Choir. Deck up Thine Housel Britten:.A Boy was Born; works by Howells, Byrd, Vaughan Williams, & others. Guests: Trebles of Grace Church on· the-Hill; Melva Treffinger Graham, director. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416· 488· 7884 x21. ,. -3:30: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: A Cycle of the Sun. Pr9gram also features traditional Chinese musicians and Inuit throat singers. T rinity·St. t~ l(e«1 LUNCH HOURS I at St. James' Cathedral · corner King & Church Streets FREE TUESDA"{S; 1 sl Tuesday eachimonlh: last Tuesday ~~ch mo 3 December !: 20th C. VocaLWor 21 January ' Critical Mass: ~yr proceeds to beneti! "S 28 January }, BACH; BERGE~: & ' A TLES? · C.P.E. Bach, Fa~iaql , Rheinberger Thomas Filches, organ! 4 February A Candlemas Introspection Matthew Larkin, organ (SJC) (416) 364-7865 stjamescathedral.on.ca '\ i iv···/fr ·:., :/: ~ ~ www.thewholenote.com FACULTY fl~ M\ UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO new ideas I new sounds I new talents I new experie f!_ces U 'of T Symphony Orchestra MacMillan Singers 1 Sponsored by MBNA Canada Raffi Arm;nian conductor. Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Doreen Rao, c~nductor. Durell~ Requiem. . Fri, Dec 6, 8:00 pm. MacMillan Theatre. () Sundays at the Bader Isabel Bader Theatre, 85 Charles Street West MUSICAL CHAIRS Loma MacDonald, soprano, Lois Marshall Chair in Voice William Aide piano, R.E. Edwards Chair in Piano A program ~f well-loved songs and arias featuring Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben . Sun, Jan 12, 2:30 pm. () SUSAN HOEPPNER AND FRIENQS · . Celebrated flautist joined by pianist Lydia Wong, harpist Judy· Loman and others in music for piano, flute and harp. Sun, Jan 19, 2:30 pm. () JAZZ FACULTY SHOWCASE Small group jazz at its finest! Featuring some of Toronto's foremost jazz musicians. Sun, Jan 26; 2:30 pm. () Merry Wives of Windsor .· Opera Tea The Opera Division presents an afternoon of opera and tea on th.e MacMillan Theatre stage featuring Nicolai's masterpiece. Sun, Jan 19, 2:30 pm, MacMillan Th~atre . New Music Festival · Sponsored by TD Meloche Monnex Jan 21·25, 2003 . Mario Davidovsky Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor Jn Composition . . Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park http://ots,utoronto.ca/users/nmf/ Pamela and Claude Frank Wilma and Clifford Smith Visitors in Music Violin Master Class with Pamela Frank Acclaimed violinist Pamela Frank has performed with leading orchestras and chamber musicians throughout the world. Thu, Jan 30, 12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free Piano Master Class with Claude Frank 'One of the finest classical ~i ani s t s of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle), Claude Frank enjoys one of the most distinguished careers of any of today's solo artists, appearing with the world's foremost orchestras, and at maier festivals. Thu, Jan 30-, 3:00 pm. Walter Hall.'Free .

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