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Volume 8 Issue 9 - June 2003

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EARLY Music PHILIP L.· DA VIS Luthi er fonnerly with f.f. Schroder: Frankfurt, West Gennany A Fine Selection of Small and Full Sized Instruments and Bows • Expert Repairs (416) 466-9619 67 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M4J 1R6 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 selCction 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 aqd regular label sales featuring discounted music from specific labels. University of Toronto Bookstore 214 College St., Toronto (416) 978· 7907 for more information ·Toronto's Aradia Ensemble, ~the · direction of Kevin Mallon, have been ' contracted to record musical examples from the Baroque period for the new edition of The Norton Anthology and History of Music. Their June 7 concert launches this venture with a program of unusual concerti grossi by Handel, as well as the different styles of the early baroque/classical symphony by Sammartini and William Boyce. This season's final Toronto Early Music Centre free presentation of "Musically Speaking," fean.rres the music of John Dowland (June. 8), performed by tenor Y an-Chuen Lee, and mezzo-soprano Elaine Robertson, accompanied on the harpsichord by Judith Lavin. The Tafehnusil\ Baroque Summer Institute (June 18-30) is an intensive residence in period orchestral and choral performance, taught by Tafelmusik musicians. Auditors are welcome, and tickets for most concert events are available through Tafelmusik at (416) %4-6337. New to the institute this year are daily continuo. (harpsichord and organ) classes with Charlotte Nediger and Olivier Fortin. Marshall Pynkoski of Opera Atelier will lead workshops on baroque theatre and opera, including classes' in baroque gesture. There will even be a mini film festival (viewing and guided discussion) featuring a selection of films with a baroque theme. Also new this year will be informal reading sessions of chamber music and concertos. The lll5titute' s opening con:ert is June 20,_ with the Tafehnusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir .. The "faculty," that is, members of Tafelmusik performagainattheRCM onJune24; students get their turn, again at the RCM, June 27; and for the Grand Finale, Tafehnusik (Orchestra and Choir) joins forces with the Summer Institute orchestra and choir in a spectacular final concert at Grace Church-on-the-Hill (June 30). For more details, check out www In the spirit of Pride Week, the I FU­ Ri OSI Baroque Ensemble presents music from the Baroque Pericxl written by composers with "colourful" pasts. They'll perform Handel, Corelli and Quantz with special guest, traverso player Jed Wentz (June 27), a Pittsburg native, now living and teaching in Amsterdam, who has performed and recorded with such groups as Mu.Sica Antiqua Ki:iln, Les Musiciens du Lou­ . vre, Capriccio Stravagante Paris, and the Gabrielli Consort. t • t • I by Frank Nakashima I Furiosi Not too far from Toronto, The Grand River Baroque Festival takes place at the Buehlow Farm near Ayr, Ontario, 20 minutes southwest of Kitchener. On the evening preceding the official opening, Tafelmusik violinist Linda Melsted leads a baroque performance masterclass (July 3). TheBuehlow Barn doors officially open July 4 with a concert "lncomparableBach" that sets the tone for the Festival's odyssey through the works of J .S. Bach. Highlights include the Mass inB minor(July 6), conducted by Victor Martens with guest soloists Donna Ellen TrifunoVich (soprano), laura Pudwell (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), and Daniel Lichti (baritone); a late night Saturday presentation of The Goldberg Variations (July 5), featuring harpsichordist David Louie; and a Sunday morning (July 6) "Brunch with Bach" with Lichti, Trifunovich, Jarvis, James Mason, and Margaret Gay. It's not all Bach either. July 5, actor Colin Fox helps brings alive the aesthetic rivalry between 17th a:ntury France and Italy in a captivating narrative written by Patrick Jordan - "The Muses' Struggle". Before the concert, at 2:15, Patrick Jordan presents the "French vs. Italian" lecture. The concert itSelf includes the prelude from the piece that started it all, Monteverdi's Oifeo as well as an excerpt from Luigi Rossi's Oifeo, Corelli'sla Folia Variations, Lully's Trios pour le Goucher du Roy and Couperin's friendly commentary on the French-Italian rivalry, L 'Apothiose de The Muses' struggle that day reaches a climax with two dramatic cantatas - Orphie by Clerambault and Oifeo by Pergolesi. It promises to be an intensely interesting festival-worth the drive to Ayr. Frank T. Nakashima ( is the President of the Toronto Early Music Centre, a non-profit charitable organi­ UJtion which promotes the appreciation of historically-iriformed perform- . ances of early music. June 1 - July 7 2003

QUARTET * AusTRIA's P1AHO Duo KUTROWATZ Per concert: Adult m Seniors an.d Students Gala concert (including Gala Reception): m Adult Seniors and Students Adult Gala (concert only) m Students and seniors (concert ~ASSES . S Concerts including Gala Reception 9 Adult ms Seniors and Students 3 Concerts, including Gala Reception 9 Adult Seniors and Students V1ouH Duo SMITll/GRUESSER * ARTISTIC DIRECTORS WILLIAM SllOOKllOH LENARD WlllTING EDWARD HANKO July 3 - 6, 2003 3 Concerts, not including Gala Reception Adult Se,niors and Students

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