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Volume 9 Issue 5 - February 2004

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BANDSTAND continued 7th

BANDSTAND continued 7th at the.MacMillan Theatre. Directors Denise Grant and Jeffrey Reynolds have programmed " ... and the mountains rising no- · where" by Joseph Schwantner. The piece is for amplified piano, winds, brass and percussion. I first heard it performed ·by the Eastman Wind Ensemble at Roy Thomson Hall in the eighties, when they were touring with Wynton Marsalis. I barely remember the trumpet features , but the sounds and textures of that piece made an indelible impression on me. The concert will also feature Aaron Copland~s "Quiet City", Donald Coakley's "Lyric Essay" and "Ontar·io Pictures" by Howard Cable. Saxophonist Merlin Williams is ~ private woodwind teacher, freelance musician and an Artist/Clini~ian jor. Jupiter Music Canada. If you would like an upcoming band event to be featured in the Bandstand column, contact Merlin by e­ mail, merlinw@allstream.net; on the web, http://www.allstream.net/ -merlinwl. 24 ON OPERA by Christopher Haile THE coc PRESS CONFER­ ENCE on January 14 found COC General Director, Richard Bradshaw, celebrating his tenth anniversary at .the helm, in an upbeat mood, The Opera Ballet House is progressing and will soon be peeping· above ground. Full-series subscriptions are at an all-time high, so much so that Bradshaw estimates that subscribers will take up all but 5 % of available seats of the complete Ring Cycle presenta- Laura Whalen (Aurore); Ted Baerg (Grieus); and Louise Guyot (Jean) in Opera Ontario s Portrait de .Manon ring in a revival of the COC's de- Widow, written to an English lilightful 1991 production. bretto, premien;d in Springfield, Il­ A BIT OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, both tions in 2006. Two coc PRODUCTIONS are. curin linois in 1882 and went on to succes_s in Chicago and other US citmentation; terms of location and instru- The 2004-05 season will see war- rently running-Puccini's Turanies. More recently it has been perlinois The Wilfrid Laurier horses yoked with less familiar .. dot until February 6 and' Verdi.'s University Trombone Choir is work. The opener is quite a coup, Falstaff until February 7. For ti.ckformed in 1991 and 2001 by the Theatre Lyrique de Hull. The complex . performing music for 10 trom- the Canadian premiere of Danish ets or more information phone 416- plot, set in Southern France bones as well as pieces for trom- composer Poul Ruders' highly ac- 872-2262 or visit www .coc.ca. in the 18th-century, involves multiple disguises and four pairs of bone and piano on Feb. 6th at claimed The Handmaid's Tale, Also continuing is Opera Ontario's intriguing tlouble bill of Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, based on Margaret Atwood's novel lovers. The TOT production stars WLU. The sound of a good trom- of the same name. Phy)lida-Lloyd, Poulenc's la Voix humaine and Gisele · Fredette, Colin Ainsworth bone choir is a truly stunning director of the original production Massenet's le Portrait de Manon and Meredith Hall with Jose thing, you owe it to yourself to in Copenhagen in 2000, will diin Hamilton until February 7. Hernandez as Musical Director and ; find out what it's like. It:s a fre!< rect and Richard Bradshaw will Phone 1-800-575-1381 or visit pianist. For tickets or further inconcert too! conduct the mostly Canadian cast www. operaontario. com. formation phone 416-366-7733 or The Markham Concert Band in the newly revised English ver- visit 1 www.torontoperetta.com. has an exciting program featur- sion. Paired with this is Donizet- Two RARITIES, BOTH IN CONCERT' ALSO PERFORMED IN CONCERT in Febing piani-st Jessica Bruser on ti's ~ucia di Lamr:iermoor starring · help enlive_n February. O~ Febru- ruary will be excerpts of a new March 7th. The program includes I Manna Mes_chenakova and Rus- ary 1 at 2.30pm Ope_ra m c_on- Canadian opera Harvest Sky by music from Johann de Mejj, s sell Braun, directed by James Rob- cert presents the Canadian premiere Douglas J. Rice exploring a love ·Symph

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