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Volume 8 Issue 8 - May 2003

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,--~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EARLY Music by Frank Nakashima Sad, but true, you have missed hearing Catherine Robbin's Farewell Concert May 12 (because· it is sold Mw-GHST~DEBUTthism:mth(May Too DAYS LATER, the Toronto Early out); the much-loved and admired 10) in the Academy Concert Series M1:1Sic Cen~re 's "Musically Speak- . Canadian mezzo-soprano has decidis the brilliant young fortepianist ing" series continues with the a cap- ed to bring her 30-year singing ca­ Kristian Bezuidenhout, currently a pella quartet "Voyces Past" (May reerto anend with this final program student of Malcolm Bilson (heard 4) - Karen Elkin, Penny Sparling, for CBC Radio's OnStage. This hisrecently as a soloist with Tafelmusik) · Michele De Boer, Suba Sankaran. toric event will feature some of Ms. at Eastman School of Music, 'recent . Their' program will highlight Reruuswinner of the early mm;ic oompeti- sance and some Canadian contem- Robbin's personal favourite arias by composers such as Bach, Handel, tion. in the Festival Musica Antiqua porary works. It will take listeners Purcell and others, accompanied by at Bruges. Mr. Bezuidenhout will on a musical and historical journey members of Tafelmusik, under the perform Beethoven's Sonata in D through treble-voice music. This lee- direction of Jeanne Lamon. major, op. 10, no. 3, as well as join ture demonstration will focus on the Toronto-based historical ciatjnet and search for music written for worn- AFTER ' A HIGHL y SUCCESSFUL CONCERT basset-horn player Nicolai Tarasov en's voices and the available alter- of Albinoni's music in 2001, ·Baand historieal flute expert Helen natives. The TEMC website is at roque Music Beside the Grange Valenza of Rochester (New York) '.'.""·temc presentsAlbinoni'sPimpinone (May Catherine Robbin in Beethoven's Duo, op. 43, no. 14, LAST I HEARD, a Monteverdi weekend 17) as they' delve_ further into his with works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Franz Danzi's Grande Sonate for much-neglected work with this hu- · and Corelli. You might recognize fortepiano and basset-horn, op. 62, was being planned for May 9th to morous interniezzo on domestic ri- some of the members of the ensem- 1 Pl I' Fl t S ta · G llth; highlighted by a recital by Rob- valry, in tandem w. ith other scintil- bie - Jim Mason, Principal Oboe of g~ eye s u e ona m erto Micconi, the current organist of MaJor, op.16, no. 2, a Nocturne by th h h f S M . V . la~ing chamber works for strings. th~ KitchenercWaterloo Symphony; ChretieriRummelandF~isDevi- ec urc 0 an arcom eruce, FeaturedperformersincludeChris- Julie Baumgartel, violin, formerly , T . C rtante where Claudio Monteverdi (1567- . S lmaco · h ( · ) "th T ti 1 ik M Kath · enne s no once , 1643) worked for much of his life. tine te v1tc mezzo-soprano, w1 a emus ; ary enne · - Giles Tomkins (baritone), Kevin Finch, cellist with the Aradia Ensemh.wAYsAVISUALPIDMJSICAl.DW'.lttr, Opera The Toronto Chamber Choir will Atelier's period production of Mo- present its second "Kaffeemiisik" in Mallon and Genevieve Gilardeau hie and Arbor Oak Trio; Borys iart's beloved tragi-comedy' The conjunction with this special week- (violins), Anthony Rapoport (viola), Medicky' harpsichord, a doctoral Marriage of Figaro (surlg in E~glish) , · end. Some of the music being per- Allan Whear (cello), and Paul candidate at SUNY at Stony Brook; Jenkins (h. arpsk:hord) Terry McKenna, .th_eorbo, lute, guiatToronto's, historical Elgin Theatre formed: Ecco mormor_ar l'onde, _Si · ; tar, member of the Toronto Consort. (May 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), is sure to ch 'io vorrei morire, Lamento THERE IS NO DOUBT · that the concertos Mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber's please. There is more on their web- d' Arianna, Zefiro torna. Website: - for one, two, and four violins ( co\Jnt singing career has taken her to masite: www /torontocham- 'em!) that make up L 'Estro Annoni- joropera houses throughout the, world berchoir . · co represent Vivaldi at his most in- Meanwhile, the choirs of Christ genious and energetic. Led by guest (Opera de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City, to name a A NORTH ITALJAt-l MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT from about the year 1400, now in the British Library, preserves a remarkable repertoire of instrumental dances, as well as brilliant secular and sacred vocal music. In their pre~ntation Ballare e cantare: Music of Late-m~ieval Tuscany (May 2), Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music explores this extraordinary collection and the rich musical culture of Tuscany at the close of the · Middle Ages, through songs, dances, and readings. If you are serious ab ~~t music like this, you need a serious harpsichord. DA \ 7ID JENSEN (a serious} Harpsichord: NI.a.kc ~ Custom Made Harpsichords, Ttming; R_enrals, Repa,irs, Restorations (905) 541-7510 & (905) 529-2527 Church Deer Park &Calvin Pres- director and violin soloist, Elizabeth few), where she has carved out a byterian Church are joining forces Wallfisch (replacing Andrew . niche for herself as a highly respectto perform Monteverdi's Vespers Manze), this . makes a thrilling seaed singing actress. Website: wi~ Gabrielle McLaughlin (soprano) son-ender for Tafelmusik Baroque and Michie! Schrey (tenor), and the Orchestra (May 21-25, 27). I Furiosi Chamber Orchestra, all AMONG SEVERAL EARLY MUSIC offerings Frank T. Nakashima · under the direction of Bruce Kirk, · is the patrick Hill. in the 36th Guelph Spring Ft;stival ' President of the Toronto Early (most of which were, unfortunately' And on May 9th Roberto Micco- Music Centre, a non-prot;t ' last month) is the program featuritlg 'J' ni gives his organ recital including the Grand River Baroque Ensem- charitable organization which works by Andrea Gabrieli, Giovan- hie with mezzo-soprano Kimberly pronwtes the appredation ni Gabrieli, Merulo, Marcello, Ga- Barber, "Viva Italia!" (May ll),' of historically informed ' Jµppi & Vivaldi. peiformances of early music. · ~~ tfte souni Post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & re.hairs strings & accessories. at guaranteed lowest prices· Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CDN $ .:.. 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Women's Musical Club of Toronto · presents its ·106 1 h season of ~inthe~ · Gerald Finley, baritone Thurs: Oct. 23, 2003. The Kungsbacka Piano Trio Thurs. Dec. 11, 2003 Camarata Koln, Thurs. Feb. 26·, 2004 baroque ensemble David Jalbert, piano Thurs. Mar. 25, 2004 . Barry Shiffman, violin & viola Thurs. Apr. 22, 2004 Micah Yui, piano Marianne Bindig, mezzo-sopra~o ·All concerts are held at 1.30 p.m. in, Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park, (Museum Subway.Station). Free lectures for members precede the concerts at 12.15 p.m. Five-concert ,series: 0.00 ("early-bird" price) After May 31 • 1 : 5.00 For tickets and information call: 416-923-7052 . Working in partnership· with L'Atelier Grigorian, Ontario's most respected retailer of Jazz and Classical music, the U of T Bookstore has a wide selection . of music including Jazz, · · Classical, Opera, Roots Music, Soundtracks, Pop and more. · Visit the 2nd floor 'of the Bookstore where you'll find a pleasant atmosphere, over 20 listening stations and regular label sales featuring discounted music from specific labels. May 1 - June. 7 200J

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