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Volume 8 Issue 9 - June 2003

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"AJT!~~~t'. .. thi~H~~ ·sta.r[dard ~~9iilst \Vti!~h .. fq!~~~ •. expeH~n. ·wm:be w~ighed purcn9~¢ with· andwithoutfe .· P111tit11.~ r.ow· dawri!t, i•ol.2 'J>,1rtiM~f;,; fftlrp~icho1J, tw2. "Her.exceptional .··· · , . interpret~tiof} .stqnds . out righfaway as a .. ref¢rence.'.' · · · QUODLIBET by Allan Pulker In June the musical torrent slows down a little before the out of town , summer season gets under way. There are still plenty of interesting concerts however. H!~re are a few "highlights" to help get you going. Royal Conservatory of Music World Music Festival The RCM has annourx:ed that it will be offering instruction in a wide variety of "world music" disciplines starting in September. The rationale for this radical development is, according to Jeff Melanson, Dean of the RCM's Community School, that "with world music now an integral part of our musical vocabulary, we want ... our students to be ... well-rounded musicians ... [with] a thorough overview of different types of music .... " To J.auix:h the new initiative, the RCM will present four June concerts of music from different cultures. Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Vrchestra VISITORS Founded in 1972, the Cologne New }>hilharmonic Orchestra describes itself as "a chamber orchestra AvahangDuo World music performances can be comprised of solo:S'.S, which expands found in other Canadian cities as well. several times a year to a full On June 20 the Avahang Duo, one symphony orchestra." In successfully of Iran's most distinguished fulfilling its mandate to bring percuss.on ensemble ·11 ~•,e a classical music to people who have I S WI m"" ra e Ca d . t th had little or no exposure to it, it has r na 1an appearance a e River Run Centre in Guelph, developedahighlyindividualstyleof interpretation, "engaging and direct Ontario, just a little more than an hour away from Toronto. while still remaining true to the intentions of the composer." A recent Music Mondays highlight for the ensemble was a tour Of Music Mondays' five June with English violin virtuoso, Nigel concerts I will single outone--June Kennedy of 20 German cities, 2, the 22 year old Canadian flutist, peforming a program that included Conor Nelson. After studies in not-only Vivaldi's Four Seasons but Canada as a teenager with Susan also Kennedy's own arrangement,· Hoeppner he went to New York to the Hendrix Orchestral Suite. The study at the Manhattan School of Orchestra will perform on June 17 Music with a full tuition scholarship. at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Now with a Carnegie Hall debut, and reviews saying things like "nothing short of spectacular" to his credit, Conor will study with Ransom Wilson at Yale University as a fullscholarship graduate student. He sounds like the next James Galway to me. Get out and hear him before he is "discovered." Aram Khachaturian June 6 marks the lOOth anniversary of the birth of Armenian composer, Aram Khachaturian. The Komitas Musical Association will celebrate the occasion on June 28 with a concert at Ryerson Theatre, with the Canadiana Symphony Orchestra and Komitas Choir conducted by David Varjabed and soloists, violinist Haik Davtian, soprano Y ana Ivanilova and tenor Sarkis Koundalcjian. Just six days after the composer's birth date the TSO will also feature Khachaturian's work. L TM's Miss Annie Just a few days later, on June 21, an authentic Jamaican musical, Miss Annie, will be performed twice by the Little Theatre Movement Pantomime Company of Jamaica at the Main Stage Theatre of the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The story is based on the legendary life of the infamous Annie Palmer, who lived a colourful life of luxury as the mistress of a great house and the wife of several husbands, few if any of whom survived the experience! "Pantomime" in the Caribbean is not mime as we know it, but rather a mixture of pageantry, folklore, legends and current issues, presented in song, dance, acting and music. The music in this production was composed and directed by Grub Cooper of the Fabulous Five Band and lboo Cooper of the Third World Band. June 1 - July 7 2003

F estivalor the Sound James Campbell, Artistic Director July 18 to August 10, 20Q3 Don't miss the first season in the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts • Gala Opening Concert, Elmer Iseler Singers, July 18 (Sold Out!} • Pinchas Zukerman, July 20 matinee • Festival Founders Anton Kuerti & Kristine Bogyo, July 20 7:30 PM • Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, July 24 • Jazz Canada Weekend, July 26 & 27 • Tokyo String Quartet, July 28 • Piano Gala Celebration, July 29 • Penderecki String Quartet, July 31 ) • St. Lawrence String Quartet, August 1 · • Carolyn Maule & Russell Braun, Die Schone Mullerin, August 2 • Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller, August 3 • Viennese Gala with Mary Lou Fallis & Mark DuBois, August 9 • Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, August 10 ... and much more! For a brochure or tickets Call 1-866-364-0061 or705-746-2410 Fax 705-746-5639 Write P.O. Box 750, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2Zl . E-mail: Full concert details atwww The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts Located in a spectacular setting on the Pany Sound waterfront, this beautiful new Centre is home to an intimate 4 70-seat performance hall. Don't miss the first Festival season in Canada's newest Artec-designed hall. The Centre will also host a wide variety of music and theatrethroughoutthe year. Watch for further announcements. June 1 - July 7 2003 11

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