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Alain Trudel: Music Man


e's already !mown around

here, among brass players,

and in the new 11111Sic

andja:a. communities particularly, but

it's safe to say we are going to get to

!mow Alain Trudel a lot better. He

junctions at a dizzying pace and level

of skill in four distinct realms: as one

of a handful of solo concert trombonists

("the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone"

Le Monde de la Musique, Paris

called him); as a composer and arranger;

as a conductor; and as a

11111Sic educator.


toire de musique du Quebec a Montreal.

The year after, Alain became a

founding member of the Nouvel Ensemble

Modeme in Montreal, and 5

years after that was globe-trotting as

a world-renowned concert trombonist.

In 1997, age 31 he succeeded

his own teacher, Joseph Zuskin, as

full professor of trombone (and sackbut)

at the Conservatoire.

New music audiences in Toronto

probably know Trudel best, from

appearances here as trombonist, with

Esprit Orchestra, Soundstreams, Han­

Starting out, he'd have preferred naford Silver Band and others. He'll

drums (his dad was a jazz drum- be back with Hannaford next April

mer) or the trumpet. But drums were 10, for the first time conducting rathtaken

and the trumpets were all spo- er than soloing. And the Women's

ken for. Valve trombone was what Musical Club of Toronto have given

was left. So valve trombone it was, him "carte blanche" to put together

and Alain Trudel, age thirteen, was an ensemble for a concert for their

a member of a local Montreal brass 2005-6 season "with local musicians

band with a repertoire "from military,

to BeeGees and Grease, things

like that." But it was making music.

And for Alain Trudel, in 1979

as now, that was enough.

At fifteen, in 1981, he enrolled

at Ecole secondaire Joseph­

Franfois-Perrault in Montreal. In

April 1996, the school paid homage

to its former student by renaming

its hall the Alain Trudel Concert

Hall. He speaks of his teachers

there (the name Raymond Grignet

is the only one legible in my hastily

scrawled notes) with the same affection

and respect that you hear in

the voices of students and musicians

who have worked with Trudel.

"It was there I went from valve

to slide trombone" he says. "And

because trombone was used so little,

orchestrally, I was also given

the chance to conduct." And to learn

elements of arranging, harmony, and

composition. "It was a fantastic programme"

he says "and still is."

He was already playing professionally,

in big bands, salsa bands,

and Bavarian Music groups. At

eighteen he made his solo trombone

Montreal Symphony debut under

Charles Dutoit. At 19, Franz Paul

Decker invited him to be the principal

trombone of the Orquestra de

Ciutat Barcelona (National Symphony

of Catalonia), the same year as

he had graduated from the Conserva-

I work with . . . it will be a musical

journey, an interesting one" he says.

As last year, he'll do a week of

school shows with the TSO. And

he'll work as a guest conductor with

the Glenn Gould School Orchestra,

at the Faculty of Music, and with other

orchestras in the region. Most significantly

for us, he has been appointed,

from 50 applicants for the job, as

the new conductor of the 90-member

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The appointment was applauded

by the musicians themselves - the

story goes that on the evaluation form

some of them pencilled in an extra

box, beyond excellent, to express how

they felt. He'll conduct three programs:

Dec 9, Feb 26 and May 1.

I saw him perform last in a Soundstrearns

Encounters concert, taking on

technically devilish work by Anders

Hillborg and Paul Steenhuisen with

an alacrity and enjoyment that was

completely contagious. The Hillborg

work had been written for Christian

Lindberg, a trombonist with whom

Trudel is compared, and with whom

Trudel has frequently rubbed shoulders

at gatherings of the ITF, the International

Trombone Festival.

I raised the comparison, mentioning

the 2003 ITF (both were there)

where Lindberg, in the context of describing

one of his own works, "The

Helikon Wasp," referred to himself

as a "conducting trombonist."


But Trudel is adamantly dismissive

of any such "hyphenating suggestions"

in regard to his own work.

"I am not a cross-over trombonist

when I conduct" he says. "I'm not

a cross-over classical musician when

I play jazz. And when I teach, that

is what I am - a teacher. Each endeavour

is unique. For each of them

you have to prepare, to 'pay your

dues', as they say. That idea of paying

your dues does not get mentioned

enough these days, I think."

He was also, if not dismissive,

less than ardent about gatherings built

around worship of the "Voice of

God", as one documentary film

(about him) calls his instrument. "I'm

not a trombone fanatic per se" he

says. "It's good to rub shoulders

with colleagues and so forth. But

even more I like to make music. I

am a musical generalist in the ancient

way of music. I am not at ease

with people who put you on a pedestal.

I like to be as prepared as I

can, and then to throw myself in with

people who know more than me.

You need to be pretty secure, then

let stuff influence you. That way, I

remember every second I have ever

had of making music."

"Preparation is the biggest thing"

he says. "Youhavetobeready. It's

the same for everything. Soloing with

an orchestra, for example, you learn

td understand that the orchestra

comes in waves. You learn to recognize

the waves and, like surfing,

to place your note right on top of the

wave. You are ready, you are there

or it's over. You can't fight the wave

or hold it back."

That approach is one of the two

things that attracted him most strongly

to the TSYO post, he says - the

quality of the sectional coaching (~l

by TSO members) that the organization

commits to the endeavour. "So

when I come in the preparation is done

... and the chance exists to really go

somewhere with the music."

The other thing that drew him is

the quality of openness that skilled

young musicians can bring. "There

is not the same judgmentalism. No

matter when it was written, so much

of it is new to them. They are willing

to find what it has to say."

That this is his own philosophy

comes through strikingly when he

talks about the repertoire for the May

2005 TSYO concert, Haydn's lOOth

"Military" Symphony and Shostakovich's

10th. I'd expected his en-

JULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

thusiasm for the Shostakovich, with

its dissonance and thematic restlessness,

chromatic flow. But it was

Haydn that he wanted to talk about.

"If I had my very own orchestra, it

is Haydn I would program as a cycle

over several years. He is completely


Students at Camp Laurentide where

Trudel has taught brass for the past

19 years ("That's half my life!") won't

have to wait till the fall. Nor will the

students at IMC in August. Or audiences

at Festival of the Sound,

and the Ottawa Chamber Music

Festival. At FOS he will slide easily

from performing Hatzis, Randy

Smith and Lutoslawski (with James

Campbell and Joseph Petric), to

Strayhorn and Ellington with Gene

DiNovi, and Glenn Miller with Bobby

Herriot. And he and Bellows &

Brass partners Guy Few and Joseph

Petric will also mount The Peifect

Cake, a light-hearted opera of their

own devising for instrumentalists,

narrator and sock puppets, featuring

a villainous weight-watching

doctor. 'The Bellows and Brass

thing with Guy and Joseph is what

I meant about putting yourself out

there. I mean here are two guys as

crazy as me. We all have solo careers,

but we agree to make time to

do this together." Few and Petric

will also be his collaborators in a

Linda Bouchard full-length multimedia

staged work, for 2005-06.

At Ottawa Trudel will perform

with organist Patrick Wedd, and

also with Kiosque, another quintessentially

Trudelian project. "I call

Kiosque our boys band" he says.

"It started in a funny way. At the

Conservatoire I was also coach of

chamber winds - Strauss, Stravinsky's

Soldier's Tale. This one year

I had fantastic students, we basically

said one day we are going to work

together, but what is there to do?"

What to do came out of looking

at musical life in Quebec's mining

towns where at the turn of the century

"mechanics" had their bands.

"We found the bands still there, and

repertoire that had been handed

down. An amazing continuity of a

hundred years, overtures, the operas,

all this Canadian music. Lavallee,

Charles O'Neill. Kiosque recreates

that music."

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This month we have the truly great pleasure of welcoming world-renowned

Canadian flutist Robert Aitken to the pages of D/SCoveries, writihg about

his memor Marcel Moyse. Moyse was one of the most distinguished musicians

and pedagogues of his time. In 1906 he received first prize from the

Paris Conservatory and later became a professor there. He was a member

of the Ballets Russes orchestra in Paris; then principal flute with the major

French orchestras of the first half of the 20th century. In 1951 he was one of

the founders of the Marlboro Music School and Festival in the United States

and in later years also spent time at the Ban.ff Centre at Aitken 's invitation.

When a recent Dull on Laboratories release of remastered peiformances of

"Moyse plays Mozart" crossed my desk I knew exactly whom I had to ask to

undertake the review .

Marcel Moyse plays Mozart

with Lily Laskine, harp

Piero Coppola & Eugene Bigot,


Moyse Trio

Dutton CDBP 9734

The release of these historic recordings

by Marcel Moyse is of greater

significance than the actual quality of ·

the performances themselves. It represents

a special time in France, should not miss. Dutton Laboratories

between the wars, when the musi- have done an excellent job ofrestorcal

life was vibrant and full ofactiv- ing these 78s . The pitch has been

ity . The recording business was in corrected and therefore the tempi and

full swing and Marcel Moyse was we have the opportunity of hearing

the exclusive contractor with five ' the profound musicianship and

recording companies, and the record- special sound quality of Marcel

ing_sessions he could not do himself Moyse in all its glory.

he distributed amorig his former students.

There were other wonderful

flutists in Paris at this time, but Marcel

Moyse was the one most in demand,

especially for recordings.

As is well known, editing possibilities

did not yet exist and the use of

multiple microphones was just begin~

ning. Often there was only one opportunity

to record the piece and the

short time possible on one side of a

78 recording explains erratic tempi

and uneven quality of the playing.

When Moyse recorded the Hungarian

Fantasy of Franz Doppler, the

sound engineer said, "Here is the On

button. When you are ready to start

recording push that." Then he left the

room and went to lunch.

Moyse, himself, was not pleased

with most of thes~ Mozart recordings.

Only the D major concerto

pleased him and he said it was conducted

by a music hall conductor

who seemed to find the exact spirit

for the piece. Having provided excuses

for questionable intonation,

variable sound quality, uneven balance

and sometim.es poor ensemble,

I must say it is still an exciting recording

and one which collectors

)ULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 7 2004

The Mozart Flute and Harp concerto

is exactly as he used to teach

it, with great contrasts between

the noble, expressive and virtuosic

material. The legendary harpist

Lily Laskine, who performed this

piece with over 5 decades of flutists,

is beyond reproach and together they

present one of the most sensitive,

romantic and intelligent performances

of this piece one is ever likely

to hear. Especially memorable are

th_e cad_enzas of Karl Reinecke,

which almost overshadow the concerto


In fact, the cadenza performances

in each concerto are outstanding. Unlike

performers today, Moyse chose

to play existing cadenzas by Donjon

.and Taffanel, little gems in their own

right which show little relationship

to the style of Mozart's time. Neve!"(heless,

they are important for flutists

to know and this is the traditional

way of performing them. After all,

Taffanel was the venerated teacher

of Moyse and one cannot get much

closer to the source than this.

As for the D major and G major con- ·

certos, the former is definitely the

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better performance,

although both

have moments of

faulty intonation. At

the same time they

are good examples

of how Moyse

liked to teach these

concertos. The

flute tone through-.

out is the well-sustained,

rich and

lively sound for

which Moyse was Robert Aitken & Marcel Moyse with his daughterfamous.

Of course, in-law Blanche Honegger Moyse, .Ba.nff; l?ti4 \ \ 1

there are cuts in all

of the pieces in ~rder to conform to

the old 78s time restrictions.

The J .S. Bach G major Trio which

fills out this CD was recorded in the

same time period by the Moyse Trio

(Marcel Moyse, flute, Blanche Honneger

Moyse, violin, Lou.is Moyse,

piano). It is an excellent example of

the intense, considered music mak-·

ing which continues o~ i~ the tradi:· .·

tion of the Marlboro festival today.

It may not be irt the style we consider

"authentic" but much can be enjoyed

in this performance and the entire

CD for its sincere,' honest artd

intelligent music making.

Robert Aitken

on a G-string) and the Sonata No. 1

A for Solo Violin. The one unfortunate

s for my own iistening, I inclusion is the somewhat cliched

have been enjoying Swedish guitar- Minuet in G (now attributed to Chrisist

Goran Sollscher's "Eleven-String tian Petzold) from the Notebook for

Baroque" (Deutsche Grammophon Anna Magdalena Bach. In the midst

474 815-2). I first encountered Solis- ·of an otherwise serious and mostly ·

cher's playing about a decade ago contemplative record'iqg the playful"

when he recorded several of Bach's ness of this overl'y familiar ditty 'is

c 0 enllho 1 .ssu 1uittee~. E < jarring and out of place, especially '

coming immediately after' thb lush

like 11, Air. That being said, this really iS' a ·

string guitar.

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fine collection. ' · ' ' 1

As an amateur


is already well laid o~t it seems.

Tm; REST OF my summer listenlist


Having spent some time' recently

I must confess

that I am wary of transcriptions Quartet recordings of the Shostako- ·

with the original Borodin String ·

of these masterworks and would vich Quartets 1-.13(Chand0s10064,

guard them jealously from other instruments.

There have however been in the November 2003 WhbleNote '

4 CDs • see Bruce Surtees'' review

transc~iptions for two very different available online), I decided that' I

instruments that have convinced me would now explore a recent addition

to relax my attitude somewhat: Marion

Verbriiggen' s for recorder, of all

things, and Sollscher's for guitar. So

it was with pleasure that I received

this new offering. Sollscher presents

an eclectic mix of familiar and lesswell-known

works, by both familiar

and obscure composers of the period.

The collection consists predominantly

of works written originally for

to the Shostakovich catalog: Quartets

1-15 in live recordings by the

lute or harpsichord, by Silvius

young Belgian Rubio Quartet

Leopold Weiss, Johann Pachelbel

(Brilliant Classics 6429, 5 CDs).

(did you know he wrote more than

These live recordings were made

"that" canon?) and Fran


·by Colin Eatock

When i_s a Competition

not a Competition?

The provincial finals of the Canadian Music Competitions were in town

last month. This unfortunately under-publicized event showcased some of

Canada's finest rising talent in recitals at the University of Toronto's Faculty

of Music. Indeed, the CMC 's track record - past winners include

Louis Lortie, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Naida Cole and Martin Beaver -

suggests that this organization knows how to spot talent.

Curious, I dropped by Walter Hall to check out the competition.

June 18, 2004; 5:00 pm: Along with a dozen other people, I spent the

afternoon listening to competitors in the second round of the CMC's International

Stepping Stones competition. That's a category for musicians

in their twenties who have outgrown CMC events intended for younger

perfonners, and who are ready for the rigours of a major competition.

(Thus, the !SS is intended as a "stepping-stone" to competing internationally.)

111e top prize in this category is $8,000, so it's not surprising that

the contest attracts a variety of aspiring musicians: today I heard a mezzosoprano,

a saxophonist and a cellist, all of professional ability.

At the end of the session I Hagged down the CMC's General Director,

Louis Dallaire, who kindly agreed to take a few minutes from his

hectic schedule to talk. "We have. 21 chapters across Canada," he stated

with pride, "in every province except New BrunswiCk and PEI. Every

year we have about 750 candidates, as young as seven years. Many kids

come back year after year - it gives them a goal to reach for, beyond

their lessons. "

"But don't some people dislike competitions?" I asked, citing oftheard

complaints that such events encourage flashy playing on one hand

and interpretive confonnity on the other. "Our goal is.not to have a competition,"

responded Dallaire. "There's no comparison made between

contestants. If the jurors give passing marks to all ten competitors,

where's the competition?"

Dallaire went on to explain that the real value;: of the CMC lies in

giving young performers the opportunity to hear each other, and to receive

constructive critiques from a pane! of international jurors. And yet,

at the end of the day, some contestants walkaway with awards and others


June 18, 2004, 9:30 pm: This evening I heard two more performers - a

guitarist and another saxophonist - and while marks were being tabulated

to decide who would advance to the next round, I spoke to a contestant

about the value of the CM C.

"You have to learn a lot of repertoire for the CMC, and that's

probably a good thihg," said 26-year-old saxophonist Allen Harrington.

"If you want ·to be a performer, that's what you have to do." Harrington

expressed the hope that his CMC experience would help prepare him for

an international saxophone competition in Belgium, two years from now.

In true Canadian style, the CMC people have created a competition

that's kinder and gentler than many - but which remains a competition

nonetheless. And while it's easy to decry such events as contrary to

the purposes of art, 'there's no getting around the fact that music is a

competitive business. (Just ask anyone who's ever auditioned for a professional

orchestra.) Music competitions have been around for centuries,

dating back to the time of the Ancient Greeks. And if we want our musicians

to succeed, they will have to learn to compete. .

If you're intereste;:d in the results of this year's Canadian Music

Competition you should attend the CM C's Gala Concert, at 7:30 pm on

July 3 in th~ University of Toronto's MacMillan Theatre. It promises to

be a fine evening of music: prize-winners will appear as soloists with orchestra,

under the baton of Kerry Stratton - and with a pay-what-you-can

admission, what's there not to like?


Colin Eatock is a composer and writer in Toronto who contributes to the

Globe and Mail and other publications. His T.O. Musical Diary is a

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AF estival Tour, Part II

by Allan Pulker

In the June issue (still available online at www.thewholenote.com) we

"visited" the Montreal Baroque Festival, Grand River Baroque Festival,

the Toronto International Chamber Music Festival, the· Great

Canadian Town Band Festival, Music at Sharon, the Brott Summer

Festival, the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Festival de

Lanaudiere, the Westben Festival, the Elora Festival and the Festival

of the Sound. While some of these will have already taken place by the

time you rend this, the last seven will be continuing well into the summer,

so make sure to consult our festival listings, commencing onpage

47, for the many events that they have to offer.

Stratford Summer Music tival: the Axelrod, the Molinari,

Our summer festival "tour" be- the St. Lawrence, the Creaking

gins with one of the newer arrivals Tree and the Festival's own resion

the scene, Stratford Summer dent "Festival Quartet."

Music, founded in 2001 by its The Axelrod Quartet which incurrent

"artistic producer," John eludes two Canadians, violist Ste-

Miller, a former executive director ven Dann and violinist Marc Deaf

the Canadian Music Centre and strube will perform, in four conoutgoing

administrator of the certs, all of Beethoven's early

Glenn Gould Foundation. In its quartets, on four Stradivarius inthree

short years of existence, the struments donated to the Srnithsofestival

has grown to the point that nian Institution by American pubit

now offers two weeks packed lisher and philanthropist, Herbert

with an amazing variety of con- Axelrod ·

certs by some of the best musi- Miller has cleverly woven in

cians from Canada and abroad. two related elements. First, the

I asked Miller the "secret" of Festival String Quartet will per~

his festival's phenomenal growth. form Felix Mendelssohn's Double

In part, he acknowledged, it is be- Quartet/Octet with·the Axelrod

cause. of the Festival's location in Quartet's fourth concert, also on a

Stratford, where the Stratford The- set of instruments made by one

atre Festival draws 40,000 visitors luthier, Xiaodong Guan, who

a week during the summer and learned his craft in China but now

shares its formidable box-0ffice lives and works in Stratford. The

service and marketing clout with bows used for this concert will be

his festival. He mentioned that he Yamaha Music's highly regarded

was just finishing the planning for carbon fibre bows. Second, Monhis

2005 festival so that it would treal's Molinari Quartet will per- ·

be ready for inclusion in the Strat- form all eight quartets by Canadian

ford Festival visitors' guide, a mil- composer R. Murray Schafer,

lion copies of which will be print- providing a counterpoint to the

ed and distributed, and that 40,000 Axelrod's focus on Beethoven and

copies of his brochure are inserted sending a message to living Canain

theatre festival programs. dian composers of the benefit of

Perhaps the more important in- creating a body of work in a pargredient,

however, is that the pro- ticular genre, which, Miller pointgramming

of his festivals is inno- ed out, gives a composer "status

vative, organically although not and credibility."

obsessively thematic, and strongly Other highlights of the festival

anchored in the local community. will be the Organ Academy Master

This summer one of the Festi- classes given by John Longhurst,

val' s prevailing themes is music . senior organist a the Mormon Tabfor

stringed instruments. Canadian emacle in Salt Lake City, the After

violin virtuosos, James Ehnes and Theatre Cabarets, the Mexican folk

Andrew Chung, will give the two music group, Son de Madera, the

"Maureen Forrester Canadian Art- Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, the

ist Concerts" on July 21 and July Perth County Pipe Band and the

28 respectively, while Canadian Harry Somers Lecture, which will

virtuoso fiddler, Ashley Mclsaac, be given by COC opera house arwith

his band and "Steerage," an chitect, A.J. Diamond with soensemble

of Celtic rockers, will prano, Leslie Fagan.

perfqrm the evening of Monday

Returning for a moment to the

July 26. A virtual cornucopia of

'subject of locally produced

string quartets will be a major

stringed instruments, a recent com-

drawing card of this summer's fes-


munication from the Sweetwater

Festival - September 24-26 in

Owen Sound - drew attention to

the fact that instruments.made by

luthiers living in Grey and Bruce

Counties will be used in that festival.

In recent years a number of

highly skilled luthiers has settled in

that part of the province, having

established reputations and connections

with their markets in the major

urban centres where professional

musicians work and teach, and

are making instruments that are

good enough for professional players

but more affordable than the

Mill-Race Festival

of Traditional Folk Music

The Mill-Race Festival is unique

among Ontario music festivals.

The core of the programming is

the folk mush; and dance traditions

of the British Isles but a good

number of other elements are

worked in as well. Artistic Director,

Brad McEwan, has travelled a

lot in the United Kingdom and attended

a good many local festivals.

"I like the fesJivals there," he told

me, "the way they.are integrated

into the communities and make use

of the resources that are available,

such as town squares for performance

venues." Similarly the Mill­

Race Festival will present its musicians

in downtown Cambridge's

civic square, its fanners' market

(one of the oldest in the province)

and the ruins of an old mill which

Molinari Quartet

instruments of the great 17th and

18th century Italian makers.

The Sweetwater Festival is one

of two we'll look at more closely

in September. The other is the

Colours of Music Festival in Barrie


Sept 24 to Oct 9. Its 36 concerts

feature some remarkable musicians,

some local, like the Elmer

Iseler Singers and the Penderecki

Quartet, some, from Great Britain

and Europe making their first Canadian

performance - names like

The Onyx Brass Quintet, Johannes

Unger, and Vento Chiaro.

make a natural stone amphitheatre.

Among the various living folk music·traditions

represented at the festival

will be from the north of

England, which will be represented

by Brian Peters. Other traditions

that can be experienced at the

Mill-Race Festival are from Cuba,

China, the Peruvian Andes, Cajun

and Aboriginal. While patrons are

invited to make cash contributions,

there are no tickets or price of admission.

Music at Port Milford

Three of Ontario's summer music

festivals are summer music schools

located on the shores of two of the

Great Lakes. Faculty perform for

the benefit of their students arid an

audience drawn from the local

community and the readership of

Jul Y 1 - S EPT 7 2004

WholeNote. One of these is Music

at Port Milford, which is located

on a bay in Prince Edward

County, south-east of Picton. On .

four Friday evenings - July 16,

23 30 and August 13 - this swnm~r

school/festival will present '

four different string quartets, the

Madawaska, the Chiara, the Kirby ·

and the Festival's own quartet in


All of these will be well worth

the 2 1/2 hour drive from Toronto,

but to make it really pleasurable,

leave after lunch or earlier, have

dinner at a restaurant in Belleville

or Picton and stay overnight somewhere.

Music at Port Milford also

presents its students in concert on

Saturday evenings and provides

music for services in some of the

local churches on Sundays.

Kincardine Summer Festival

The second of our swnmer music

school/festivals is the Kincardine

Summer Festival on the shores of

Lake Huron about midway between

Samia and Tobermory. It is

two weeks long, running from

August 2 to 14. The first week of

the school is completely focused

on jazz education, with a list of

faculty members that reads like a

who's who in jazz in Canada.

Each night different faculty members,

alone or in groups, take to

the stage. '

The classical music program,

under the direction of cellist, Simon

Fryer, runs from Saturday

August 7 to August 14, with concerts

given by faculty members

most evenings and a grand finale

student concert on Saturday, August

14. The string faculty is especially

strong, so you can look forward

to some fine string music including

some of the repertoire for

larger string ensembles such as Johannes

Brahms' Sextet for Strings

Op.36 in G major and Wolfgang

Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for

Strings K516 in G minor.

juLY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

Niagara International

Chamber Music Festival

Penderecki String _Quartet

The third summer school/festival

combination is in Niagara on the

Lake, home of the Shaw Theatre

Festival, directly across Lake Ontario

from downtown Toronto -

has anyone thought of starting ferry

service? The school, called the

"International School for Musical

Arts" offers instruction in piano,

strings and guitar, for everyone

from talented children to young

professionals. The teaching staff is

drawn from the ranks of professional

music school faculty mem-

. bers from across Canada and the

. United States.

Over the 24 days of the festival

there will be 31 concerts - 5 free -

in the churches, wineries and

Court House of Niagara-on-the­

Lake, everything from Bach to

Weill, church to cabaret, including

perfonnarices by the Penderecki

String Quartet, bass Gary Relyea,

and pianists Peter Tiefenbach,

Vadim Serebryany and Robert Silverman.

A very interesting oppor- ·

tunity offered by this festival is the

open rehearsals and master classes.

Muskoka Lakes

Music Festival

The month-long (July 13-August

' 11) Muskoka Lakes Music Festival

in Port Carling in the heart of

Muskoka cottage country has some

of the most diverse programming

to be found at any festival this

swnmer. Among its nineteen concerts

are a saxophone/guitar duo

(how oft\:n do you get to hear that

combination), vocaljazz,ajazz

group from Israel, a big band, a

solo violinist, a flute-viola-harp

trio, a folk singer and an erhu virtuoso.

If stretching your musical

horizons is on your agenda I

would certainly recommend that

you "organize" an invitation to a

friend's Muskoka cottage, spend

your days in and near the water



Artistic Director

Douglas Nadler



2004 season

Anton Kuerti July 12, 8pm, AND

Schubert Impromptus & B flat Sonata ·

Coenraad Bloemendal,cello

& Valerie Tryon, piano July 16, 8pm

. . the COiTiplete B~~~hoven Sonatas ,

./ · The Nylons Juiy ll;·.Jpm - a capella!

July 13, 3pm

Brian Katz & Martin Van de. Ven July 22, 8pm

· Klezmer·and Beyond

The Westminster Ensemble July 23, 8pm

· ~~yel~ Faure .· ·

]~hn Arpin July 30, 8pm

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Quartetto Gelato July 31, 7pm

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Pavlo August 6, 8pm

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info@artsinmuskoka.com .

Classical Tuesdays

Moshe Hammer & Michael Troester, Violin & Guitar -

Paul Brodie & Michael Troester, Sax & Guitar - Trio Lyra,

Harp, Viola & Flute -·Jasper Wood, Violin - George Gao, Erhu

Jazz Wednesdays

Skylark, Vocal Trio - Adi Braun, Vocalist - Richard Underhill,

Sax - Whitney Smith Big Steam Band, Big Band - Tommy

, Ambrose & the Toronto All-Star Big Band, Songs S,inatra

Taught Me

Variety Thursdays

Piche Family, Celtic - Seeds of Sun, Israeli Jazz - Beverlie

Robertson, Folk, Blues, etc. - Pavlo, Mediterrranean Guitar

Cruise Tuesdays

Swing de Paris, Acoustic Swing - Bourbon Street Buskers,

Dixieland Swing - Swing Noir, Swing Band - Kory Livingston,

Tribute to Nat "King" Cole - Moodswings, Jazz Ensemble

Special Event

Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards, Saturday, August 14

Regular Tickets $20 - Special Event $25 - Cruise

Tickets $65 - Season Pass $175 - Double Pass $300


(Muskoka Lakes Music Festival ,

continued from page 13)

and your evenings at the Port Carling

Memorial Community Centre,

the venue for all the concerts ex -

cept for the ones that are part of a

boat cruise ..

Collingwood Music Festival

Quartetto Gelato

One of the highlights of last

summer for me was hearing a recital

by cellist, Denise Djokic, at

the Collingwood Music Festival.

Arriving in Collingwood late in the

afternoon we first located the venue

for the concert and then a truly

charming restaurant for dinner.

The concert itself was spectacular,

qualifying for a standing ovation

according to the criteria I presented

in the October 2003 Quodlibet.

The venue, too, was delightful, an

old Methodist church, sort of a

scaled down Trinity-St. Paul's or

Eastminster, with terrific acoustics.

After the concert we walked along.

Collingwood's very quiet streets

before driving to our B & B in

nearby Stayner.

This year the festival has a new

venue, a more modem church

complete with air-conditioning and

wheel-chair access. The charm factor

may not be quite as high but

the comfort factor will be considerably

higher. Like the Muskoka

Lakes Festival, Collingwood offers

a broad range of music, from

Anton Kuerti playing Schubert and

Brahms and Coenraad Bloemendal

and Valerie Tryon playing the

complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas

to Klezmer by Martin Van de Ven

and Brian Katz, vocal jazz stylings

by The Nylons; Ragtfrne with

John Arpin, the Mediterranean

guitar of Pavlo (who will-also be

at the Muskoka Lakes Festival),

Quartetto Gelato, which is at

home in almost any genre, a fluteharp

duo, and even a concert

band, the National Band of the

Naval Reserve, on July 30. The

Festival runs from· July 12 to August


Wine,' Blues and

All That Jazz

"Imagine a late July afternoon;

you are sipping award winning

wine while the strains of jazz and

blues drift through the orchards on

a summer breeze. You take a stroll

through the "Art in the Orchard"

displays then meander through the

colourful cabanas, savouring culinary

delights prepared before

your very eyes! ... That's

"Wine Blues and All That


This description from the

"Wine, Blues and All That

Jazz" website sums up what to

expect. The festival offers

continuous live jazz and blues

on the Orchardside stage, displays

of the work of potters,

oil and water colour.painters,

photographers, jewelers, wood

carvers, metal sculptors and

award winning fruit wines produced

rig4t there at the Birtch

Farms and Estate Winery. Musically.over

its three days (July '-,,.--"'"----"""'-..c...

23-25) the festival will show- Empire Brass

case nine different groups from the

Woodstock-London area. Descrip­

' tions of them can be found at

www.winebluesj,azz.com. It ·

sounds like a great way to spend a

day in late' July.


Chamber Music Festival ""

This year's edition of the Ottawa

Chamber Music Festival begins the

same weekend, July 24 and continues

until August 7, bringing together

in Ottawa some of the best

artists in the world for two weeks

packed with music. The list of

"pass-plus" concerts (the ones for

which tickets are required in addition

to a festival pass) reads like a

who's who of the music world:

the Empire ~Brass, Tokyo String

Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Emma

Kirkby, James Ehnes, Theatre of

Early Music, Monica Huggett,

Marc-Andre Hamelin and the

Leipzig String Quartet. The festival

will present 110 concerts,

which means there will be virtually

continuous music over the course

of the two weeks, all presented in

churches and buildings of the Uni- .

versity of Ottawa, all within walking

distance of each other in picturesque

downtown Ottawa. Julian

Armour, the festival's founder and

director, also a cellist and one of

the festival's performers, has once

again done an extraordinary job of

creating a magical two weeks of

music making in the nation's capital.

Plan to be there for at )east part

of it!





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Rochester - It's a Breeze

Song and Wine at the Other End of the Ferry

by Phil Ehrensaft

Not to mince words, I nev- that loop on the way back, even

. ~r thought about exp'.or- Eastman and Bop weren't incenmg

Rochester dunng tive enough.

years of Toronto/New York City I started rethinking a couple of

drives made for family and musi- years ago, while researching The

cal reasons. (I did sample some of Commission Project, a Rochesterthe

83 Finger Lakes wineries in based jazz program that supports

the greater Rochester region's residencies by noted musician/comsouthem

corridor, though. Coop- posers in high schools across the

eration between Cornell scientists U.S. The musician composes a

and local growers has transformed piece to be played by a student jazz

a routine dairying and table grape ensemble at graduation, explains the

area into premier vinyyards.) how and why of musical choices

Aside from the Eastman School as the composition takes shape.

of Music, Julliard's serious 'com- Then he rehearses the ensemble

petitor. for top U.S. conservatory and plays with them on the big day.

crown, and The Bop Shop, a na- Just how transformative a life

tional Mecca for record collectors, event this is for students, and imwhy

visit Rochester? After three portant for the future of jazz, behours

looping around Lake Ontario came crystal clear when I attended

on the way to the Met, or facing CONTINUED ON PAGE 32


Visit "The County" and experience the 18th annual Port Milford

Chamber Music Festival in a location known for its exquisite

beaches, historic homes, bike tours, antiques, local artists and

exciting new vineyards.

July 16, 8 p.m.

The Madawaska string quartet with

guest artists, Katharine Rapoport

and John Marshman perform a

program of Dance Music including:

Evangelista, Dvorak, Gzowski ,

,Volans and Amy Beach, at St.

Mary Magdalene, Picton

July 17, 2 p.m.

Students perform choral, chamber

and orchestral works in "The Barn"


July 23, 8 p.m.

Chiara String Quartet perform

Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvorak at

St. Mary Magdalene, Picton

July 24, 2 p.m.

Students perform choral, chamber

and orchestral works at South Bay

Church, Milford

July 30, 8 p.m.

The Kirby String Quartet perform

Mozart, Feldman, Beethoven,

Mendelssohn, at St. Mary

Magdalene, Picton

July 31, 2 p.m.

Students perform choral, chamber

and orchestral works in "The Barn"

at MPM

August 6, 8 p.m.

Students perform choral, chamber

and orchestral works at St. Mary

Magdalene, Picton

August 13, 8 p.m.

Marie Berard, Rohan Gregory,

Angela Rudden, Susan Gagnon,

Roberta Janzen perform Mozart,

Sculhoff, Arenski, Borodin at

St. Mary Magdalene, Picton

August 14, 2 p.m.

Students perform choral,

chamber and orchestral works at

South Bay Church, Milford


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by Allan Pulker

"Early Bird" Concerts

If you're at all inclined to rush off to

a concert moments after picking up

WholeNote (or maybe a day or two

after), there: are plenty of things going

on the first few days of the II19nth

because they fall on the Canada Day

weekend. The Toronto International

Chamber Music Festival

runs from July 2 to 4 - look for its

listings with the summer festivals;

the Latvian Song Festival also has

a number of very interesting events

from July 1 to 4 - you will find them

listed in the regular listing~. The

Music Garden presents the True

North Brass on July 1 and a marimba

duo on July 4. The Canadian

Music Competitions National Finals

Gala will give its audience a

taste of the state of the future of professional

music making on July 3,

Music l\;fondays' wonderfully eclectic

series continues at noon on July

5, and there is plenty of space in the

listings for events at Harbourfront.

The Bells are Ringing

There are few concerts that are once

in a lifetime opportunities. One of

them is the Massed Handbell Concert

presented by the Ontario GuiJd

of English Handbell Ringers, August

7 at the Air Canada Centre.

More than 600 handbell ringers will

play together to make music that will

be quite out of this world!

English handbells were developed

in the 17th century by change ringers

(church bell ringers) so that they

could practise in a more comfortable

location than a bell tower without

everyone within a mile having to listen

to them. They are precision-cast

bronze bells with handles, each tuned

to one note, like the strings on a

piano or a harp. Each ringer holds

two or more bells, rung v.:hen the

corresponding notes appear in the

music. Since a set of bells is played

by a "choir" of ringers led by a conductor,

handbell ringing is very

much a team sport. The August 7

concert will involve literally thousands

of these bells, which range in

size from 1 1/.i" in diameter to 15

1/.i" and will provide not only an aural

experience but a visual one as

well. The program will consist of

both arrangements and original pieces

written specifically for hand bells.

The International Handbell

Symposium is a biennial event that

rotates through six countries (Australia,

UK, Canada, Japan, Korea,

· USA). Two years ago it was in Korea,

and Australia is next.

True North Brass

While we're thinking about bells,

every Wednesday at 5 :00 on the campus

of the University of Toronto

there will be a carillon recital from

the Soldiers' Tower at Hart House.

Orchestral Music

Opportunities to hear orchestral music

will be few and far between during

the summer, so don't miss the

new "Aftamira Symphony under the

Stars" concerts by the Toronto Symphony

Orchestra on July 12, 13

and 15 at Harbourfront, and the National

Youth Orchestra, conducted

by Vancouver Symphony conduct6r

laureate, Kazuyoshi Akiyama,

at Massey Hall on August 17. Also,

on July 17 at the Jackson-Triggs

winery near Niagara on the Lake,

Measha Brueggergosman will perform

with the Niagara Symphony.

Street Scene

I had lunch just last week with someone

who remarked how pleasant

summer weekends in Toronto are,

because the weekend exodus makes

the city remarkably quiet. Well, if

you decide to stay and enjoy the July

10-11 weekend, try to get to at least

part of the Celebrate Toronto

Street Festival at various locations

along Yonge· Street, which is closed

to vehicular traffic and transformed

into a seri~s of performance spaces

with more or less continuous music

all through the weekend. There is

quite a range of music, from renaissance

shawms· and flutes to rock,

funk, soul, reggae and jazz! There

are lots more detail in the listings of


Vocal Recitals

I have found six vocal recitals in the·

listings, two of which are by singers

that are probably familiar to most

WholeNote readers. The first will

be a recital "about the joys and pains

oflove" given by tenor, Colin Ainsworth

and soprano, Rachel Cleland

Ainsworth at Trinity-St. Paul's on

July 7; the second will be by soprano,

Meredith Hall with guitarist

Bernard Farley and pianist,

Keiko Yoden at the Heliconian

Jul Y 1 - SEPT 7 2004

Hall , July 29. On July 10 soprano,

Kristin Mueller and soprano saxophonist,

Rob Mosher will perfonn

what appears to be a progran1 of contemporary

works at the Victoria

College Chapel; on July 16 soprano,

Donna Orchard perfonns with clarinettist

Julia Hambleton and pianist,

Ellen Meyer at Trinity-St. Paul's;

on July 24 tenor Guy Fletcher and

pianist Clark Bryan will perfom1 an

all French program at Humbercrest

United Church; and on August 29

sopranos Laura Bowes, Karine White

and Samantha Taylor will give a recital

at Sharon Temple.

on August 16.

Other Chamber Music

The indefatigable Jan Narveson's

Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber

Music 0 Society, which, tielieve it or

not, presents about 60 concerts a year

has at least four concerts listed in

"further afield" - July 12, 16, August

26 and September 1. While this

is not a summer music festival it could

be something to inc'!ude in a trip to

one of the festivals in south-western


Speaking of south west, on July

19 Terry McKenna who is known

primarily these days for his lute playing

in the Toronto Consort but who

is also a fine guitarist will give a

concert on guitar in Stratford, where

fuere will also be concerts of chamber

music on August 2 and 30. And

harpist, Rachel Nowlan will perform

on August 4 in one of a series of

noon-hour concerts at St. Luke 's

Church in Burlington.

· Last I'd like to mention that

"Sound Travels" presents two innovative

concerts on Toronto Islands

on August 8; and Alan Gasser's

Georgian music ensemble, Trio Kavkasia,

will give what I can almost

guarantee will be a very interesting

concert at Holy Trinity Church on

August 15.

Double Reeds

If you love the sounds of oboes and

bassoons you should be a very happy

camper this summer: oboist,

Joseph Salvalaggio (WholeNote rover

April 1997) will perfom1 wit11 bassoonist.

Fraser Jackson al t11e Music

Garden on July 18 and with tdlow

oboist, Donald Boere and pianist,

Beverly Lewis at Innis College

on July 29. Bassoonist, Nadina

Mackie Jackson and friends, including

t11e aforementioned Fraser Jackson.

will give an all bassoon concert

in Burnt River (just north of

Fenelon Falls) on July 24 and a

completely different set of bassoonists

will perform in Stratford



. .

2HOl- llll aOll lnni¥ersa1 lonfiel leas1n _


Catherine Manoukian, Artist-in-Residence

*Sun. Oct 24, 2004 at 3 pm Russian Storytellers

Peter and the Wolf - Narrator TBA

Sun. Dec 12, 2004 at 3 pm Viennese Holiday

Jacques lsraelievitch, violin

Sun. Feb 20, 2005 at 3 pm Le Jazz Hot for a Winter's Afternoon

John Arpin, piano

*Sun. Apr to, 2005 at 3 pm A Ukrainian Celebration

Victor Mishaiow, bandura

*Sun. May 29, 2005 at 7:30pm The Three B's -Really!

Catherine Manoukian, violin

*Pre-concert talks by Artist-in-residence, 1 hr before concert.





Season Presenter:



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toront dartsbou n ci I


~h~lll)l ;,1~


Choir, and, by singing with

great lustre and elan, are

by Larry Beckwith

making the world, and our


communities, a better.place .•

usicians and music- Quite apart from the warm-heart- Huge credit is due to Roblovers

gathered at Roy ed music-making and reminiscing, ert Cooper for organizing a

Thomson Hall recent- it was very moving to see among truly spectacular and effecly

to pay tribute to the memory of the performers several individuals tive tribute. Now that Niki

Niki Goldschmidt, the one-of-a- who consistently work overtime - is gone, we must all con-

. kind impresario/conductor/inspira- for little recognition - to further our tinue to think big and realtion

who passed away earlier this musical life. I'm thinking of peo- ize our enormous potential

year at the age of 95. pie like Lee Harmer, an omnipres- as a special centre for inult

was a significant choral event ent choral enthusiast and space co-· sic, especially choral music.

- titled the Joy of Niki - featuring ordinator; Tim Dawson, the hero I hope before long that we

singers both professional and am- behind the chanitable efforts of the can see another Toronto Inateur,

young and old, male and ·Bach Consort; Patricia Krueger, temational Choral Festival.

female and a number of top-notch who can make a dinky rehearsal

conductors. There was new music piano sound like the Berlin Phil- There are other festivals happenfrom

Derek Holman and "classics" harmonic; Lee Willingham, who's ing this summer that are full of

by Bach, Willan, Britten, imaginative educational outreach choral music-making, and you can

Beethoven and Schubert. It was an ideas gave every one of Niki's read about them elsewhere in these

evening that spoke to the tremen- choral festivals much greater pages. I draw your attention to the

dous humanity of the arts and'Wal- breadth; David Hetherington, Festivaf of the Sound and Elora

ter Pitman was warmly applauded whose Amici Ensemble embodies Festival, both of whom are celewhen

- in the middle of his eulo- the spirit of chamber music. And I brating theii 25th anniversary this

gy- he suggested that everyone in could name countless others who, year. At one or.other festival, you

the hall write to the new Prime at the very least, give up one or can hear a wide array of choral

Minister, July 1, remind him of two nights a week to be part of a . music, from the blockbusters

the importance of the Canada Coun- great choir, like the Amadeus (Beethoven's 9th, Verdi Requiem,

cil and government support for the Qioir, the Kitchener-Waterloo Phil- Carmina Burana, Poulenc Gloria)

arts; now that would be something harmonic Choir, the Bell'Arte Sing- to more intimate fare .,and new

of which Niki would approve! ers or the Toronto Mendelssohn music. In addition to the Elora

Ro/;Jert Cooper

Festival Singers, both festivals are

presenting ,the touring Vancouver

and Stuttgart Chamber Choirs in

concert and you can also hear the

Elmer Iseler Singers in Parry

Sound. Full information is available

in brochure forin or on websites:


and www.elorafestival.com. ·

C~oral music also abounds at other

summer festivals , including the

Brott Festival; Lanaudiere and

Stratford Summer Music.




David J. Kit\g

n u1mn

2004-2005 Concert Series

Here We Come-A-Carolling

Songs to celebrate the season!

Christmas for Kids

A matinee of fun and food!

Singers Wanted

All Voices

Songs from the Heart

An evening of romance and laughter!

.Great Choruses

Choral classics from musical masterpieces!!

Sight-Singiqg Courses

Level 3: July 26-29, 2004 7:15 - 9:45pm

Level 4: August 16-19, 2004 7:1,5 - 9:45pm

i\ grounding in vocal technique and sight reading

· $95.00 Adults, $50.00 Students

Interested in becoming a member or

attending a sig!1t-singing course,

call 416-225-2255 or

em ail allthekingsvoices@canada.com


Suppo1t'd l~.r the City of Tom1/o th1v111/1 th' Toro 11/o / ltt.< Co1111dl

us year by

Bach - Mass in B Minor

Mozart - Mass in C Minor

···· Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Faure - Requiem

And much m ore!

~d choral singers who are good readers are

· ontact Joan Andrews at: 905-642-8706,

;andrews@tel.tdsb.on.ca to set up an

he 2004-05 Amadeus Choir Season.

e Amadeus Choir office:

-0188 or amachoir@idirect.com

J ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004


The Orpheus Choir and Artistic Director Robert Cooper

welcome experienced singers in all voice parts to audition for

the choir's 2004-2005 40th Anniversary Season. Highlights

include the Canadian premiere of John Rutter's Mass of the

Children, with the composer conducting; Vaughan Willams'

The First Nowell; Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle; Distler's

Dance of Death, and more.

Come and join a vibrant, growing choir with a dynamic,

energetic Artistic Director in celebrating 40 years of bringing

innovative choral programmes to Toronto audiences.

Call 416 530-4428 for more details and to book an


Tenor Section Lead required


•Thursday rehearsal

• Sunday service

• Special services

• Good music programme

• Excellent remuneration

for information call

Chrys Bentley 416-461-5846


e West and Avenue Road



Alto leads

are needed to begin

duties in September

Excellent repertoire

and remuneration

Contact William Wright

after August I st

4 l 6~962-3381

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Founder/ Artistic Director


Nathaniel Dett



The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is 'a Canada;s first

. professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric

music of all styles. We have a demanding season

and are looking for skilled individuals committed

to excellence.

Upcoming activities include: Toronto and area

concerts, touring in Ontario, the Prairies, British

Columbia, the US, France and Asia



• Please prepare one classical piece (aria, art song, or

lied) and one popular piece Uazz-blues-gospel, )


• Performance Resume

• Must demonstrate professional level sight singing,

improvisational & musicianship skills



Bramwell Pemberton 416-340-7000

email: auditions@lathanieldettchorale.org



30th Anniversary Season


The Mississauga Choral Society invites singers of all voices to

audition (September 2004) for its exciting 2004-2005 Season at the

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga. The MCS, now in its 30th year,

is a semi-professional ensemble of seventy voices. Under the

artistic direction of Chrys A Bentley, the MCS will perform:

'0 Brahms A German Requiem, with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra

4 Handel' ~ Messiah & Canadian composer David Passmore"$ Majora

Canamus (newly commissioned work)

4 a programme of Baroque treasures

? Mendelssohn's Elijah

¢' with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra in a programme of

opera excerpts

-0 Happy Birthday Erich Kunzel & Timeless Broadway, with the Toronto

Symphony, at Roy Thomson Hall

Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening from 7:15 p.m. to

10: 15 p.m., from September through June, at the St. Andrew's

Memorial Presbyterian Church, Port Credit, Mississauga.

Please telephone 905'-278-7059 for audition appointment

or fill out an audition form at www.misschorsoc.com


High Park Choirs of Toronto



invite applications for the post of


Beginning in September 2004, we seek

creative leadership to help with new

musical and educational goals for our

dynamic 5-choir organization. Founded in

1986, High Park Choirs is comprised of

120 choristers ages 6-18 who love to sing .

Please call for details: 416-762-0657

Pax Christi






The Messiah Cometh

December 4th 0 5th, 2004

Highlights from Bach's

Christmas Oratorio, Handel's

Messiah, Berlioz' L'enfance du

Christ, carol~ ancient & modern.

Sometim.es a light surprises

April 23rd 0 24th, 2005

Luminous Canadian soprano

Teri Dunn joins us in music hy

Schiltz, Bach, Mozart and

Brahms and traditional hymns,

anthems & folksongs.

Grace Church on-the-Hill

~ Saturdays 8:00 pm

.... :,~;-;:~:;.':;,o~:;;:\,,. Sundays 3:00 pm

tor ont ca rt sc ou n cif

Oakville Children's Chorus

Chorally _speaking, Toronto is

fairly quiet over the summer

months, though there are a few

pleasant diversions from the heat,

namely the Latvian Song Festival

in early Ju·ly , featuring choral

music by Talivaldis Kenins, Imant

Raminsh and others. The Oakville

Children's Choir kicks off a European

tour with a concert on July

5 and the Hart House Singers give

an early August program in the venue

for which they're named.

Jf you are interested in joining a

choir, now is the time to be thinking

about contacting conductors and

arranging auditions or meetings. If

you have questions or need advice

about choosing a choir, look at

WholeNote's May Choral Celebration,

still available online at

www. thewholenote. com. And

please don't hesitate to contact me

at the e-mail address below.

Lastly, I am heartened to know

that there is a group of dedicated

individuals working behind the

scenes to revive the ailing Choirs

Ontario and their vital programs,

which include the Ontario Youth

Choir. If you are interested in getting

involved, donating time dr

money or helping out in any way,

you can contact the organization at

info@choirsontario.org or by calf~

ing 416-923-1144.

Have a restful and music-filled


Lnrry Beckwi1h can be reached

al dunnbeckwi1h@sympa1ico.ca


Director Isabel Bernaus leads a chamber choir with an eclectic,

multilingual repertoire (Cuban, Argentinian, Italian, Finnish,

Canad ian, Catalan, Spanish; classical, traditional, contemporary),

with a 3-concert series and occasional community performances.

There are openings in the baritone and tenor sections.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30 pm at St. Leonard's Church.

Auditions Sept. 14 and 21, 5:30-7:00 pm

at St. Leonard's Church

25 Wanless Ave. (near Yonge & Lawrence)

E-mail John at johnriddell @sympatico.ca or cal I 4 16-686-7607

(evenings) to arrange a time. www.j ubilates ingers.ca

As the summer months roll

in, a vast amount of early

music activity goes out

to rural parts of the province,

namely the Festival of the Sound,

the Elora Festival, the Ottawa International

Chamber Music Festival,

Festival de Lanaudiere, and

the Grand River Baroque Festival.

Now teaching at the Early Music

Institute of Indiana University,

Stanley Ritchie, one of the world's

leading exponents of Baroque and

Classical violin, will be coaching

the Trio di Colore on the Mozart

Trio for clarinet, viola and piano,

in a masterclass (July 22) as part

of the Festival of the Sound.

Later, he will be leading The Festival

Baroque in a performance of

works by Bach (Chaconne from

the Partita in D minor for solo

violin), plus works by 17th century

violin virtuoso Biagio Marini,

Darius Castello, G.P. Telemann,

and Arcangelo Corelli (July 23).


by Frank Nakashima

Emma Kirkby

Another of the world's finest early

music singers is Vivica Genaux

who makes an appearance with Les

Violons du Roy under the direction

of Bernard Labadie in a program

of Handel operatic arias and

other music (July 3) at the Festival

de Lanaudiere.

Gosh, was it twenty-five yefirs Not long after he had moved to

ago that the Elora Festival intro- Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach

d11ced us to early music in the sum- wrote some of his most inspired

mer'? WelL this year's Festival sa- music, notably the beautiful Jesu

lutes that era by presenting The meine Freude (Jesu my Joy). It

Toronto Consort in a program was there, too, that Bach wrote his

entitled "Shakespeare's Songbook" four Lutheran masses. On this oc­

(July 29). A quintet of singers, ac- casion, performing much of this

companied by hurdy-gurdy, per- wonderful music, The.Elora Fescussion,

lute, guitar, recorder, and tival Singers are joined by special

h\lrpsichord, will transport you guests, tenor Colin Ainsworth,

back in time to th0se halcyon days · baritone Daniel Lichti, organist

at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Matthew Larkin, and the Festival

with the many songs that appear Chamber Players, all under the di.­

in his plays.

rection of conductor Noel Edison

Meanwhile, Emma Kirkby, the (July 25, Elora Festival).

reigningqueen.ofbaroquesopran- In last month's column, I menos,

returns to the Festival to join tioned the Grand River Baroque

Canadian countertenor Daniel Tay- Festival which, in a short period

!or and the Theatre of Early Mu- of time, features a wealth of early

sic (July 24) in a program that fea- music performances (for example,

tures Pergolesi 's Stabat Mater. a performance by the Grand River

Kirkby will plso be appearing in Baroque Festival Ensemble of the

recital a few days later in Ottawa's complete Brandenburg Concerti 1


~ur~ E 0 x~r!~~~t~!~~~~;;

also want to catch Taylor and the' everything and go. There's more

TEM in a performance of Bach music by Bach on the following

Cantatas ()uly 28) with other fine day _ his Concerto for 3 Violins

soloists Carolyn Sampson, tenor in D; the Oboe Concerto in F; and

Scot Weir, and bafitone Peter Har- the Cantatas BWV 54 & 64 (July

vey. Also in Ottawa, what's being

billed as a "Baroque Extrava-

2 )You'llhearsomedarkscarymuganza"

includes virtuoso violinists sical stories of S,tradella, Johnson,

Monica Huggett and Adrian But- Gesualdo, Leclair, Couperin,

terfield, with Sonnerie and the Lully, and Handel (July 3) in the

TEM (July 31),

concert entitled, Murder a la Ba-

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oque , and also on the same day ,

a rarely-heard work by Alessandro

Scarlaui, fl Primo Omocidio ,

not to mention a perfonnance of

the stunning Mystery Sonmas by

Biber as performed by Tafelmusik

violinist Linda Melsted and others.

The final event of this short but

intense Baroque experience is

Bach 's masterwork, the Sr. John

Passion with soloists Monica

Whicher, Laur2 Pudwell , Michael

Colvin, Daniel Lichti , and the

Grand River Baroque Festiv'!l Chorus

& Ensemble under the direction

of Victor Martens (July 4).

For your convenience, I have provided

a list of websites for the festivals

and events mentioned above.

Happy surfing!

Elora Festival -


Festival of the Sound -

www. fe!S ti valofthesound. on. ca

Festival de Lanaudiere -


Grand River' Baroque Festival -


Ottawa International Chamber

Music Festival .._


Frank T. Nakashima

(franknak@interlog.com) is rhe

President of rhe Toronro Early

Music Cenrre, a non-projir

charirable organizarion ivhich

promores rhe apprecimion of


performances of early music





by Jason van Eyk

Although the Toronto con- jubilee, and if the concerts that inc.ert

season has officially elude Canadian music are any income

to its close, we are dication of what to expect, then we

never without live music thanks to are all in for a treat.

the summer festival season. There On July 11th the Elo.ra Festiare

always plenty of opportunities val Singers and the ever-popular

here in Toronto, and not too far Gryphon Trio willjojn forces for

afield, to experience fantastic con- a world premiere by Toronto-based

temporary music by both our accomplished

Canadian composers

and their international counterparts,

as performed by our great Canadian

performers and special invited

international ensembles. From the

summer blooms of the Music Garden

to the theatrics of the touring

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble,

and from the musical soul of

the Elora Festival to the .intimate

scale of Stratford Summer Music,

the range of contemporary

music runs wide in July and August.

As always, we encourage you

to jump in and get immersed in the

music of our times by joining us

at any or all of these concerts with

a Composer Companion as your

own personal audio tour guide.

The beautiful rural setting of

Elora sets the summer _backdrop

for national .and international artists

to create musical magic at the

Elora Festival, a signature summer

event celebrating its 25th anniversary

this year. Artistic Director

Noel Edison has promised great

musical happenings for this silver

JULY 1 - SE PT 7 2004

composer Larysa Kuzmenko.

Larysa Kuzmenko

Ms. Kuzmenko is frequently commissioned

by some of Canada's ·

best performers and ensembles, and

has had · her works performed

throughout Canada, the United

States and Eurnpe. The Gryphon

Trio are well noted for their awardwinriing

interpretations of Canadian

work, including a recent 2004

Juno for their "Canadian Premieres"

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As well, on July 17th, the 8-

voice Tactus Ensemble will perform

Elora-based composer Robert

Evans's Carved by the Sea -

Cantata 4 in surround sound. Mr.

Evans is highly respected as a composer

and conductor within the international

choral music community,

having written music for such ·

ensembles as the Toronto Mendelssohn

Choir and the very high- ,

ly regarded King's College Choir,

Cambridge. Mr. Evans was most

recently awarded the grand prize

at the Out of the Bachs international

choral composition competition,

placing him among some of

the best choral composers in the

stallations by Bentley Jarvis, Stefan

Rose and Don Sinclair. On

Friday August 6th audience members

can participate in a SOUNDwalk

out on the Island, taking in

the acoustic ecology of our city's

favourite getaway spot. Directly

following will be a concert by special

guests the Ghettoblaster Ensemble

from Denmark. This mobile

sound unit performs sound art

wherever it wants and is able. This

is sound art on street level!

Sound Travels will peak on August

8th with a jam-packed day of

events, starting with live performances

early in the afternoon, more

SOUNDwalks, and a late afterworld.


For more details on. the Elora

Festival and to purchase tickets,

visit www.elorafestival.com or call

the Centre in the Square at 519-


The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble enjoys some fun during David

Heuser's "Immaculate, Bored, Off-key and Vaip.." Such theatricality

is a hallmark of the unique performance style of The ·PNME.

Turning our attention to Toronto,

the Berkeley Street Theatre will

be taken over by the dynamic Pittsburgh

New Musical Ensemble on

July 20th and 21st. The PNM'E

are known for their unique take on

programming new music, creating

seamless theatrical productions that

link an entire evening of compositions

into one uniquely entertaining

event. The Berkeley Street Theatre

is perfectly suited to their style '

of concert delivery, bringing a bit

of fresh air to a venue not very

often exploited for its musical capacity.

The PNME draws huge

audiences in their hometown and

is ready to bring their musical spectacle

to-Toronto. Let's show them

a warm Canadian welcome. For

more information on 'the PNME

visit www.pnme.org, For tickets,

call the CanStage b0x office at 416-


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Music in· the summer has made a noon Octaphonic Concert of elec-

. . troacoustic compositions from a

return to sr:atford. Artlsll? Pr?duc- myriad of international composers.

er John Miller, who re-~stlt~ted The day will culminate in a special

Stratford Summer Music, bnngs -premiere by the Ghettoblaster Ena

distinctly Canadian flavour to his semble of a new work by Toronto

festival this year with appearanc~s composer, and recent Governor

by the St. Lawrence and Moh- General Prize winner John Osnari

string quartets, violin soloist wald. This is not to be missed.

Jame~ Ehnes, and a lecture-rec~tal For further details, be sure to stay

focusmg on the great Canadian in touch with the Sound Travels

composer Harry Somers· For those website at www. sound travels .ca,

of you who did not have a chance or call (416) 910-7231.

to see the Molinari's fantastic marathon

performance of the complete·

R. Murray Schafer string quartets

in Toronto last November, now is

your chance. From July 29th to

August 1st Stratford Summer Music

presents the Molinari's in a repeat

performance of the complete

cycle at Stratford City Hall. In between,

on July 30th, the St. Lawrence

String Quartet will cool

things down a bit with Ottawabased

composer Patrick Cardy's

The Snow Queen. Narrated by

Michael Terriault of The Producers

fame, Cardy's work is a lyrical,

charming and bittersweet retelling

of the Hans Christian Anderson

fairy tale.

For more information, visit


For tickets, call 1-800-567-1600.

Even if you're not looking to

travel very far, look at least as far

as Toronto's harbourfront and the

Toronto Islands for a wealth of

very interesting concerts, many of

them free.

From July 25th to September 5th

local presenters New Adventures

in Sound Art will host a myriad

of concerts, classes, installations

and events as part of their annual

Sound Travels series. Starting on.

July 25th, and running every Sunday

all summer long, St. Andrewby-thi;-Lake

Church on Toronto Island

will become a Sign Waves

Listening Gallery with sound in-

On the harbourfront, the Music

Garden comes into full bloom in

late June, and so does its annual

summer music series curated by

Tamara Bernstein. August is ·particularly

lush with contemporary

variety, On August 8th, the Madawaska

String Quartet brings a

folk-inspired program to the waterfront,

including a work by Canadian

composer Jose Evangelista.

On August 12th, incredible

Canadian percussionist Aiyun

Huang delivers a full evening of

percussion theatre works by international

heavyweights Rzewski,

Alvarez and Aperghis. And on

August 26th, Canadian composer

and clarinetist Lori Freedman joins

accordionist Tina Kiik and saxophonist/composer

David Mott in a

program including new works by

Montreal-based composer Ana

Sokolovic and Mott himself. The

ensemble will even improvise new

works on the spot based on themes

provided by the audience! Visit the

Harbourfront Centre website at


php or

call 416-973-4000.

To book your composer guide for

any concert of new music in the

Toronto area, contact the Ontario

Region of the CMC by e-mail at


or by phone at 416-961-6601




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comes to Toronto for


July 20 & 21,2004

Berkeley StreetTheatre Downstairs

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

TICKETS: $30 I $15 Students & Seniors.

Call the CanStage Box Office fo~ tickets & information: 416-368-3110.

Come· see what Pittsburgh has been raving about:

"Novel theatricality ... "

- Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"World premiere Nirvana."

- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Cutting edge."

- Pittsburgh PULP


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Keith Denning

Heart of the Matter?

tluzt on June 28th!)

This column usually covers in a Arts are barely a part of the agensemi--0fficial

kind of way the affairs da, but there are two excellent arguof

Toronto's new music communi- ments for the stable and increased

ty. But it's a slow month, so I hope fundirtg of the arts sector.

you'll indulge this entirely personal The economic. argument (which

rant instead.

requires repeated hammering) is that

It is with consternation that I re- government money spent in the arts

late the announced demise of sector creates more jobs per dollar

Quebec's new music show, le Na- spent than in any other sector oflhe

vi re Nigh!. Effectively, this is economy. It's a good invesunent. The

Quebec's counterpart to the nation- annualfederalgrantthatHarbourfront

wide Two New Hours. That yet an- receives is more than paid back in

other part of Canada's arts commu- taxes to the government by all those

nity is in crisis isn't news: it is the who participate in some way in Harnorm

in ouf lives as musicians, as . bourfront's activities. The Canada

artists. This atmosphere of crisis is~ Council allotted slightly more than

simply put, the background noise that $20 million in 2002 for its entire

we strive to be heard above. music program. That's for every

Le Navire Night is an important composer, performer, band, venue,

part of Quebec's cultural scene, re- ensemble, songwriter, orchestra,

cording, for example, the Victoria- community choir, etc. across the

ville Festival. I urge concerned read- country. It's chickenfeed, when you

ers to write to Sylvain Lafr~ce and rfalize the truly huge number o! en­

Christiane Leblanc at Radio-Cana- deavours that money attempts to fund.

da. For more detailed info visit To paraphrase an essay I recently

www.torontohearandnow.com. · read: the major donors to tl1e arts

Why is this program being cut'? are not the taxpayer or the private

The most depressing thing is that citizens, but the artists themselves,

ilie announcement is not surprising. who willingly work for little or no

Just as it is not surprising iliat ilie

0 money, spend meir time and their

major symphony orchestra in Cana- savings, to create mose mings iliat

da's largest city has, in recent years, enrich and inspire all our lives.

lurched fr:om financial crisis to fi- There may be a good argument

nancial crisis. Or mat me Music - I may even be persuaded by it -

Gallery, one of me country's most for giving Bombardier a cheque for

important new music institutions, is $800 million, as happened not so

sinlilarlybesetbyproblems. many years ago. But if I had •to

The arts in mis country are badly guess, increasing me Canada Counand

chronically underfunded. It is cil's music budget by a fraction of

scandalous, of course, but it is not mat whopping amount would be of

surprising. Especially when you greater long-term economic benefit.

note mat ilie four major party lead- The second argument is simply

ers can debatd on television for four mat me arts make our lives vibrant

hours (two in Englis.h, deux en and remind us ihat mere are wormy

Frarn;:ais) and ilie arts get mentioned pursuits mat are not preceded by

once, fleetingly. (This occurred in dollar signs. Nietzsche said that

ilie French debate.)

"Without music, life would be a

It is, of course, difficult to raise a mistake." But many of our leaders

great deal of sympathy for ilie crea- don't seem to feeLiliat way.

tors in tllis country when so many In Uganda and Cambodia, musioilier

essential parts of our society cians were actively persecuted by !di

- healtll care, social services, edu- Amin and Pol Pot, respectively.

cation, tlle military - are also cash- Fearing someiliing enough to want

starved. It's almost embarrassing. to kill it is proof of its power. What

Isn 't it' wrong to demand funding should we infer ilien about govern-

- for tlle arts when Johnny can't read'? ments iliat allow it to die from ne­

When iliere's a sixteen-week wait glect'?

for a diagnostic MRI'?

We need more social workers in

Arts are barely a part of ilie l\:d- tllis country, certainly, but Beethoven

era! agenda. (A brief aside: Stephen would have made a lousy one. And,

Harper has, in tlle past, argued in because iliis was recognized, our

favour of ilie elirru·m1ion of ilie Can- hves are enriched.

ada Council. Hope you remembered



Howard Bashaw

JUNE 2004

The work of a composer is often in-

1ensely soli1ary, and few composers

embody !his more so 1han Howard

Bashaw. 1-Wzen no! busy al !he University

of Alber/a, where we both

leach corriposilion, he works long

hours in his basemen! on an old,

refurbished, and sleadfasl grand piano.

Recenily, he traveled io Toron-

10 to attend !he premiere of his new

work Minimnlisms (wrinen for New

Music Concer1s and pianisl Roger

Admiral). Upon his return to &lmonlon,

I was able 10 corral him for

an inlerview, frying to get to !he

heart of the mailer.

STEENHUISEN: Morion Feldman

wrole a piece entilled The Viola

in my Life. Using the title alone, ii

would be appropriale for you lo

wrile a piece called The Piano in my

Life. Why do so many of your pieces

fealure !he piano?

BASHAW: I recall mat long ago,

in a composition lesson, I expressed

a great reluctance to write for the piano.

It had to do wim me simple

fact that I wasn't a pianist - not to

mention the dauntingly enormous

range of repertoire for me instrument,

and the extraordinary compositional

minds behind mat repertoire. It was

a very large world that I didn't feel

comfortable getting into. But when I

was at the Banff Centre, I had a specific

opportunity to write for piano. I

worked in one of those secluded

huts, just me, the piano, and the

great outdoors, and it was there that I

first really came to terms with the instrument.

I realized then that it

wasn't so much a problem of writing

for piano as it was about tea~hing

myself new ways to compose. It .

was an important time for me. The

piano connected me to things that I

wanted to do and say as a composer,

things I hadn't reached, or formalized

yet. I was searching for certain types

of harmony, certain technical ideas,

reaching thought processes that had

been swinlming around in the back

of my mind. It was at this time that

I really started to find my voice as a

composer. And iri a sense, the piano

actually became my composition

teacher. It was then that I wrote the

piece Hosu for Barbara Pritchard,

. and there has been no turning back


since. That work generated my interest

in the instrument, and it certainly

generated interest in my music from

other pianists. And now my solo

piano music has been performed in

national and international piano competitions.

Twenty years ago, I would

have been the last to even inlagine

this possible. Looking back, I have

this strange feeling that I didn't

choose the piano so much as that

pivotal piece chose me.

STEENHUISEN: You didn '1 have

10 agree to the requests for more piano


BASHAW: True. But why leave

it? In retrospect though, the piano

may have replaced what nlight have

been an interest ip the electroacoustic

medium. Given my sense of focus

and direction, .and my position at the

time as an emerging composer, I

very well could have gone in that di-

. rection, but I went to the piano instead.

I could never have predicted

that. I suppose it was the result of

circumstance, but it also has to dci

with the way I work. I enjoy working

in complete isolation, working

directly with the instrument that becomes

the voice of expression. It's

very meaningful for me, and I think

there's a parallel here with those

working in the electroacoustic medium

Returning to the subject of Feldman,

I recall him speaking about

how important it was for him when

he bought his piano, having just the

right instrument to get the sounds he

needed, the sense of time and space

he wanted, and how the instrument

itself is so important for the compositional

process. That made a very big

impression on me. Taking the sense

of how you're composing, and what

you're composing for, to a very refined,

specialized space. Paul, it's

not just about the piano, it's about a

sense of focus, and a real sense of

association with the medium you're

working with. I can't inlagine getting

away from this medium now.

I've even considered writing only for

the piano for a number of years, and

nothing else. I communicate one-toone,

directly with the instrument and

its performers, which for ~ Is more

effective than working and rehearsing

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with large ensembles.


thnt keeps cnlling you lxzck?

BASHAW: The instrument

is inspiring on a munber of

levels. Take the technical a~pects

of the keyboard itself,

composing through a direct

connection with finger patterns

or chord structures - discovering

those patterns, and their

physical relation to the instrument,

and how that, in itself,

becomes part of the creative

process. For me, that was

very interesting and inspiring.

Or take the deep and diverse

sound resource of the instru- ,

ment, one you can't renlly

know about until you start

working with it. It's aboutunderstanding

shades of pianissim:> or

forte, or balancing textures through

discovery. It's the kind of composing

whereby musical ideas are extracted

from the instrument rather

than imposed upon it. And I'm

speaking here as a non-pianist. I

don't have any classical piano training

to speak of, but I think not studying

the piano has freed me to find

my own way around the instrument.

I don't have a pianist's defnult setting

in my hands or ears, as it were, and

I'm grateful for that.

STEENHUISEN: So you were initinlly

reluctnnt lo write for pinno bemuse

you weren '[ (l pinnist, nnd

now you feel thnt not being n pianist

'becnme your ndvnntnge.

BASHAW: Exactly, but I had to

get through the difficult stage of

composing to find that out.

STEENHUISEN: You mentioned

the vnst piano repertoire. ITTuzt do

you extmct from thnt nnd involve in

your music?

BASHAW: If you're asking

whether or not I d~liberately model

my pieces on specific piano works,

then the answer is no, or at least not

intentionally so. But I would say

genre and idiom in the general sense

can be seen as influences. For example,

I regard bagatelles, preludes

and other short keyboard works as a

genre, and one that has inspired me.

STEENHUISEN: VWzy hnve you

written so mnny short pieces?

BASHAW: I've always found it

appealing to have information compressed,

focused and stated within a

very short time span. To make a

singular statement where emphasis

arises through brevity itself.

STEENHUISEN: Over the course

• of your cnreer, your music hns

chnnged quite n lot. Initially, there

wns n physicnlity, or mwness to the


BASHAW: Parts of them, yes.

Perhaps I was just an angry young


STEENHUISEN: Now, it's icier,

more mensured.

BASHAW: There is certainly an

imposed ratiorui.lity on the physicality,

but I look at it as refining that

musical energy, and directing it in

different ways:

STEENHUISEN: In thnt sense,

there could be n relntion to the mnrtinl

nrts.- Controlled physicnlity.

BASHAW: I've studied martial

arts, and I thiTik that's an interesting

parallel. There is so much energy

and concentration underlying the effectiveness

of each action. I think that

also speaks t6 my interest in short

forms. Everything can be brought

into a quick, brief, concentrated -

(smps fingers loudly).

For a while, I became deeply,

deeply interested in the works of Leonardo

da Vinci. In particular, The

wst Supper. There are intense, diverse

and complex energies within

that fresco:Consider its immediate

impact, its emotional dimensions, its

sheer drama, but all coordinated with

that day's underlying science of perspective

and geometry. Studying and

researching that fresco likely becarre

the biggest single influence on my

compositional perspective. Taking

what I may have felt, as what you

call the raw, physical composer, and

recognizing the potential of sti.11 using

that level of energy and impetus -

· but now through strategic kinds of

filters, controls, structures, or just


November 21; 2004.

The Music Gallery



!:Ensemble contemporain

de Montreal I Veronique

Lacroix, artistic director

Four young composers from .

across Canada present new

works developed over a sjx

month period with ECM

January 9, 2005

Glenn Gould Studio

Japanese Sh6 virtuoso

Mayumi Miyata

with the New Music Concerts

Ensemble and Accordes

Including works by

Toshia Hosokawa and

Toshi Ichiyanagi

January 22 fX. 23, 2005

The Music Gallery

Three Cities

in the Life of

Norman Bethune

a chamber opera by Tim Brady

featuring Bradyworks with

Michael Donovan, baritone


programs and artists subject to cba11ge

April 1, 2005

Glenn Gould Studio

Heinz Holliger

In conjunction with

the Faculty of Music,

University of Toronto

New Music Concerts presents

music by the Michael and

Sonja Koerner Distinguished

Visitor in Composition

Heinz Holliger

May 1, 2005

Glenn Gould Studio

Jorg Widmann

The rising young German

clarinetist and composer

performs his music

1 with the NMC Ensemble

May 27, 2005

The Music Gallery

Keith Hamel

Chamber music with

computers curated by

Keith Hamel, featuring

a. newly commissioned work

by Paul Steenhuisen

Two Additional Concerts To Be Announced I~~

to rontda rt sbou n ci I

)ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004


futerview with Howard Bashaw

continued from page 25

STEENHUISEN: Can you pro-

vide another e.Xllmple of how you

connect your ideal perjorrmtive en-

ergy with the geometric?

ways of rmclifying expression to re- ·

direct the energy of a piece. This

happened in the early 1990s, when I

was getting out of the raw energy ·

phase. I'd brought myself to a point

and asked "What can be ... no ...

what must be, the next step?" And I

wasn't exactly looking for it there,

but by going back five centuries and

studying Leonardo, the extraordinary

lesson was offered to me. 'Interestingly

enough, I feel it was my training

in musical analysis that allowed

me to understand that fresco. But in

the end it was the fresco that subsequently

ffispired, if not guided, my

new compositional perspective.

spaced rmments, which can be extremely

difficult to play with exact


STEENHUISEN: So you mean

virtuosic energies, rather than simply

playing fast, or a plethora of notes.

BASHAW: Both virtuosic energies

and technical facilities. The lightest

pianissirm touch, with exactly the

rigl}t depth of key, and sound,

thaC:s ... (trailing oft)

STEENHUISEN: Your music is BASHAW: Let's take the recent

tighter, both technically and expres- piano piece, Fonn Archirmge, that I


wrote especially for Marc Couroux.

The rmvements in that particular

BASHAW: I try to increase the work represent excellent responses to

effectiveness of the musical voice your earlier questions. Here, the

that energy can take at various times. .middle rmvement is all about pulse

This raw energy is not just a bub- streams and coordinations of layered

bling cauldron that has to burst. It tempi. Sure, that's not new in muhas

to find the right way out. sic, but a lot of them combined iri a

STEENHUISEN: In some pieces, work for solo piano, requiring a reyou

take what is very much a mnxi- fined, controlled touch with quiet dyrmlist

approach. Maxirml expres- namics, is an extremely virtuosic

sion, mnxirml physicality, mnxirml thing to pull. off. The last rmve-

. " virtuosity. And yet, your most rf!cent ment, ~ roan:ig, powerful statement,

piece is called Minimalisms. · has a direct link to the raw energy of

my earlier compositions. Fonn

BASHAW: If you were to ask me Archirmge combines this energy, but

to compare Tsunami, my rmst ag- unlike my earlier works, with undergressive

piece from the early days, to lying structural processes or strate-

Minirmlisms, occurring close to 20 gies.

years later, I would say the minimalisms

here have only to do with sty­

STEENHUISEN: lMult types of

processes are you taUdng about?

listic derivation of pattern, process,

and repetition. There's still a maximal

degree of virtuosity involved for

the two soloists. It's taking the kind

of energy we have been talking

about and pushing the envelope, as it


STEENHUISEN: Is this piece an

e.Xllmple of you applying the types of

geometries you mentioned, those that

were inspired by Leonardo?

BASHAW: No, not geometries as

such in this work. That's an interesting

question however. Now that

we're talking about this, I can see ·

that I've never lost, and probably

never will, the desire to push those

envelopes, to drive things further. I

don't always deliberately set that as

. the agenda, but when I'm ih a piece,

if I don't feel I'm pushing towards

something - usually taking some

form of virtuosity - I feel I'm missing

something. It's important to

mention that virtuosity can take different

forms in my music. As ·you

know, it can also be intensely quiet,

BASHAW: Fonn Archirmge contains

expanding, pattern-based processes

that I would never, could never,

have written in earlier years. The

second rmvement unfolds a strategy

of macro-level acceleration. The collective

texture accelerates in carefully

managed phases throughout the

rmvement. The metronome-like

pulse streams we referred to earlier,

those simultaneous different speeds,

collectively create a region which

rmdulates to a faster tempo-region.

This happens several times, with the

whole rmvement ending up being

twice as fast as it started. The third

rmvement is completely different.

It's a pattern-based process using

continuously ascending and descend-,

ing lines in alternation, traversing the

entire piano register with an unrelenting

drive. However, extremely

brash, dynamic chord passages intermpt

these linear continuities with

e.ver-increasing intensity, intermptions

that gradually take over the ·rmvement..

It's a large-scale process that


not only expresses virtuosic energy

in two different forms, but rmre importantly,

also creates tension and

conflict at the level of structure itself.

Here's the directing of energies we

discussed earlier.

STEENHUISEN: lMult other compositional

strategies do you employ?

BASHAW: Here is where. the lesson

from Leonardo really shows up.

What I did not clarify earlier was my

specific interest in using structure itself

as an important, or the important,

aspect of a musical statement.

Structure not just as a static background

container for foreground activity,

but rather as the element of

primary interest. And I have some

works that are all about architecture,

and nothing else. When listening to

these rmvements, the foregroupd

material becomes subordinate to an

emerging structural design. Consider

my Seven Spheres. Here, there are

several rmvements where relatively ·

simple, surface, collage-like activity

is used to reveal structure. One of

my favourite examples is the rmvement

Double Convergence, where

eight voices, each playing a higher

and lower part, combine for a total of

sixteen voices. All sixteen voices

st,art out playing one rmtive at different

speeds. In the opening field or

region of this short rmvement, you

have both the fastest and slowest

statements (with a range in between),

which are a long way apart in terms

of tempi. In their reiterations, the

faster voices get slower, and the

slower .voices get faster. Every voice

does so independently, until they all

arrive and converge at the rhythmic

unison. As the voices become close

in relative speeds, they collectively

create an area or region of structural

tension. They're not quite lined-up

enough to be heard as being rhythmically

coordinated, and they 're not

quite far enough apart to be heard as

being comfortably independent. Direction

and· expectation is created,

and the resulting tension is released

with arrival of the unison. The main

point is not recognizing the underlying

process as a pleasing formal abstraction,

it's the perceived effect of

this process.

· STEENHUISEN: So how much

pre-planning, or pre-composition do

you do, before you start writing

pitches? Do you plan all of the tempi

in advance?

BASHAW: If I'm working on a

short,.structuralistpiece, it's all about

planning. In a case like that, I don't

know where the line between composition

and pre-composition would

actually be. This is music of measurements.

I make calculations and

designs, but not at the piano.

STEENHUISEN: lMult do you


BASHAW: Rates of speeds,-placements

for entries of voices, overall

form, or, if it's a process of convergence,

where and how voices align,

things like that. Finding the rmtive,

finding a musical idea, one that will

work in collaboration with the structure,

might be as much a pre-compositional

element as all the calculating.

Then, it's a question of designing the

piece. Ifl'm looking to create a rmtivic

or harrmnic symmetry, I'll find,

at the piano, the right tools to demonstrate

it, but then the rest of it, the

composition, will be away from the

piano. Often I'll design things using

graph paper. And as you know, I

use my grid-score notation to write

these rmvements.

STEENHUISEN: The point rermins

the transference of the structural

ideas into sound.

BASHAW: Yes, that is the compositional

objective. And I think I first

realized the need for the appropriate

notation when working with multiple

tempi. For example, having three,

four, or five simultaneous tempi in

canon. Conventional notation was

holding me back, so I had to evolve

a new system for myself. I say new,

but proportional notation is hardly .

new of course. My particular version

facilitates my particular needs.

STEENHUISEN: So it opened up

different avenues for you as a composer?

BASHAW: For sure.

STEENHUISEN: Given these interests,

why didn't you become involved

in electronic music, where all

of these things can be measured and

performed with complete precision?

BASHAW: Because, at the end of

the day, it's not just about finding

ways to realize, in sound, exact

measurements. For me, it's also

about generating a special kind of

'live' performance energy - that

which the musicians convey when

they are engaged in this music. The

sense of precise coordination, the

sense of ensemble, the playing into

the complex textures. Live performance

is not about detached, statistical

realizations. There's a particular type

of association between score, performer

and ensemble that arises.

This association generates an unusual

interpretation space that is revealed to

the listener.

]ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004


by Karen Ages

write this , June is com- va' fuses Indian classical/folk muing

to a close, and what sic with influences from China, the

a month it's been! The Middle-East and Africa at 2pm,

action-musical Terracotta Warri- and the 10-memberRizwan-Muazors

was a sight to behold, Per- zam Qawwali presents Sufi music

sian percussion ensemble 'Zarbang at 9:30. July 16-18, Harbourfront's

thrilled me with its virtuosity and Ritmo y Color festival explores

sonic variety, Maza Meze's CD re- Latin arts and culture, with bands

lease concert had the audience at- from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela

tempting Inuit throat singing and and North America. Other festiwas

graced by belly-


by Jim Galloway

Every month this magazine

is full of information

about musical events taking

place in and around Toronto.

We tend to take it for granted that

we can go out week after week

and enjoy a symphony concert, pop

concert, go to a Jazz club, see a

play. Turn on the tap a'1d entertainment

flows out. There is also

an interesting tie-in between the

growth of culture in a town and

the prosperity of that same community.

This is very much the

case in Toronto. ft is quite f~scinating

to examine the social history

of this city, and the close relationship

between its prosperity and

cultural life.

The first recorded reference to a

musical event in Toronto was a

ball held in June of I 778 to celebrate

the King's birthday. The cost

of the music for the evening, by

the way, was seven dollars. The

first theatre opened in Toronto in

1834; it was actually a converted

Methodist Church, but the remainder

of the century saw the arrival

of a number of.concert halls, including

Massey Hall, which

opened in 1894.

One of the most successful industries

in Toronto was piano

building. The Montreal Bistro is

located in a spot that was once the

Heintzman piano factory and in an

indirect way this brings us to the

topic of jazz.

It is a well-established fact that

Toronto has the reputation of being

a good jazz town and the love

affair between this city and that music

goes back a long way. Well,

maybe not a full-blown romance

to begin with. In Mark Miller's

book, Such Melodious Racket,

which has to be a defini~ive study

of jazz in this country, and a wonderfully

well researched and interesting

read, he describes how a

group called the Vernon Five was

reviewed in the Globe in November

1917 ...... "succeeded at times

in making a diabolical noise, thus

justifying their claims to being a

jazz company."

It was around 1920 before Jazz

became a more active part of the

entertaimpent scene in Toronto.

Unlike today, Montreal was, in the

early 1900s' much more receptive

to this new music; it was a wide

open town with a vibrant nightlife,

whereas Toronto was, at this

time, still earning its reputation as


"Toronto The Good".

There were no jazz clubs in those

days and any jazz performers passing

through town most likely played

on vaudeville bills in theatres such

as The Casino and Shea's. Radio,

which was at this time unregulated,

played an immensely important

Po"rter at the helm.

I am only scratching the surface

of this topic and I knciw I have left

out many relevant names and events

which have gone into making this

a jazz town, but to do it justice

would take up the entire magazine.

role in spreading the sounds of jazz If you're reading this article earwith

live remotes from ballrooms. ly enough in July, there's still time

to catch the tail end of TD Canada

Like many newspapers in the

1920s, the Toronto Star even had Trust Downtown Jazz Festival.

its own radio station, CFCA, which

Don't imagine for one minute,

however, that that's it for festivals.

stood for "Canada's Finest Covers

America". In the 30s and 40s There is the Celebrate Toronto

just abqut every name big band you Street Festival with a wide range

can think of played the Palais Roy- of music and some jazz. For exale

on Lakeshore Boulevard. . ample, on July 10th at three o'clock

The ffrst jazz club, The Onyx in the afternoon you can enjoy

Club, named after its famous coun- Swing Rosie followed at 6pm by

terpart in New York, opened in Kollage. These free perfonnances

1938 'and started an all too com- are at the corner of Yonge Street

mon trend by closing the follow- and St. Clair A venue and the foling

year. Next up was the Cafe lowing afternoon ' starting at

Marimba, but it suffered the same 1 :30pm you can hear the Canada

fate. Two clubs that did achieve Pops Orchestra big-band jazz.

The Toronto festival season consome

longevity were the Colonial t"

mues w1




e 8 eac


es 1 nterna­

Tavern which opened its doors in

1947 and lasted 31 years, although tional Jazz Festival in late July,

in its later life the jazz content was where William Carn, Heillig Maa

sometime thing, and the Towne noevre, and Bill King's Saturday

Tavern which ran from 1949 to Night Fish Fry are among the fea-

1971. These two venues did much cured groups, while in August we

to establish Toronto as a destina- have festivals in Markham and

tion for many of the great names Oakville. You might want to note

that headliners at Markham include

in jazz.There were other spots such

as the Park Plaza Hotel, Friars, pianist Monty Alexander, Alex

The Savarin, Bourbon Street and Pangman and her Alleycats, the

Cafe des Copains which enhanced Jean Beaudet Trio, Don Thompson

with Renee Rosnes and Rusthe

town's reputation. For local sell Malone with Bennie-Green.

boppers the haven was George's

Spaghetti House which featured If your taste runs to the blues

Toronto musicians almost exclu- there is Bluesfest Toronto at Exsively

from 1956 until 1994. Then hibition Place in Toronto. Jimmie

there were the after-hours places Vaughan and Lyle Lovett are the

big names on Juiy 16 while on the

such as the Mercury Club, The

Banana Factory and Clem Ham- 17th one of the performers to look


out for is Bettye LaVette who

ourg's "House of Hambourg"" wowed'audiences at the IAJE Con­

For fans of tradjazz, Grossman's

ference in New York earlier this

on Spadina has been a Saturday

afternoon hang for as long as any- year. Other attractions coming into

one can remember and before that town for the event include Keb Mo,

there was the Maison Dore. C'Est Sonny Landreth and Clarence

"Gatemouth" Brown.

What and the Chick 'n' Deli are also

Saturday aftemon hangs for the traditional


Over the months of July and

August there is also lots of good

music available out of town. In Port

Media support, and sometimes Carling the Muskoka Lakes Mu­

Iack of it, has played its role \n the sic Festival, which is spread out

acceptance of jazz. As far back as over part of July and August, fea-

1945 the Globe and Mail had a tures jazz cruises on July 13th,

jazz column and in 1949 the now 20th, 27th and August 3 and 10th.

defunct Telegram hired jazz enthu- Other events will feature singer

siast Helen McNamara to write a Adi Braun, "Seeds of Sun", an

regular column. Today, the names Israeli jazz ensemble, The Whitof

Mark Miller and Geoff Chap- ney Smith Big Steam Ba:nd, Toinman

are better known than some my Ambrose with the Toronto Allof

the musicians they write about. Star Big Band and Jeff Healey's

Toronto boasts JAZZ.FM the Jazz Wizards .

only 24 hour jazz radio station in

the country, which now has Ross


Adie Braun

The Elora Festival features

Michael Kaeshammer on July 15

and the following evening in Hamilton,

he plays in the Brott Music

Festival at the Royal Botanical

Gardens. That same evening , at

the Huntsville Festival of the

Arts, Emily-Claire Barlow will be

accompanied by an all-star group

including Phil Dwy~r and Rob

Piltch. In Collingwood on July 30,

as part of their Music Festival,

John Arpin, who is, by the way,

one of the greatest ragtime players

in the world, will give a solo piano


And the list goes on into the

month· of August with the Festival

of the Sound at Parry Sound

where on the afternoon of August

1st a tribute to the music of Duke

Ellington and Billy Strayhorn will

showcase vocalist Adi Braun, pianist

Gene DiNovi and clarinettist

James Campbell. There is also the

Kincardine Summer Music Festival

where between August 2 and

5th the lineup includes singer Lisa

ly1artinelli, "The Three Hom Monster"

with Aiex Dean, Mike

Malone, and Dave McMurdo, "Interplay"

with Lome Lofsky and

Brian Dickinson and last but not

least Renee Rosnes.

Meanwhile, of course, there is the

ongoing chib scene in Toronto,

scaled back a little bit after the Festival

fever, but still offering its

usual interesting array of jazz in

all styles. If I may be allowed to .

blow my own horn a little bit, or

at least toot my saxophone, the

Echoes Of Swing band will be at

the Montreal Bistro on July 12.

My thanks to Mark Miller for having

taken the trouble to do such

wonderful research in the writing

of 'Such Melodious Racket'. If

you are interested in the story of

jazz in this country I suggest you

buy this book -,and then go out

and listen to some live jazz.

Jul Y 1 - SEPT 7 2004

In the Listings

Jazz for all

ages at last!

Hupp_y Pals New Orleans Jazz

by Sophia Perlman


perhaps, a dying art form. After

au, if you attend any of the clubs,

while there is always a handful of

university types, the majority of

those corning out to live music

often seem to be of an older


What often goes unrecognj.zed is

that, for the past 4 years, many

youth with an interest in jazz have

been left out in the cold - often

quite literally . .Under old city of

Toronto by-laws, any person who

entered a venue where smoking

was permitted had to be over the

age of 19 - and this applied to

many (although not all) venues in


It was incredibly frustrating for

many students - espeeially those

who, having graduated under the

new 4-year Ontario high school

curriculum were entering postsecondary

institutions at a younger

age. Many would not tum 19 until

well after the end of their first year

of college or university.

(Kudos to the Top O'the

Senator -- among other venues -­

for providing accessible jazz to

people of all ages for the past 4


Now' UNDER THE NEW city-wide

smoking ban, most venues are

allowing people of all ages in -

and while cover charges still

apply, it is an opportunity that

students are already taking full

advantage of. Most clubs reserve

the right to refuse admittance, but

JULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004



byMerlin Williams

Summer equals park concerts for

community bands. These can be

lots of fun or a total drag, depending

on the audience that attends.

It's simply not very much fun to

play your heart out to an audience

that's smaller than the band. The

bands listed in this month's column

should do well, since they're doing

their best to let people know where

and when they 're performing.

As I sit to write this piece, I've

received concert schedules from

only five bands in the GTA. Last

September, I listed over forty

bands. What's wrong with this

picture? Why don' t community

bands· take advantage of free ltstings

and publicity? I've been writing

Bandstand for nearly five years

now, and I still run across community

bands who are unaware of

The WholeNote, let alone this column

even though this magazine is

available for free in their area.

I will be putting together the annual

listing of bands for the September

issue of The WholeNote

during the month ~f August. If

your band wants to be listed, I really

need updated informatfon by

the second week of August. Send

it to me at merlinw@allstream.net.

If you're not online, phone me at

416-803-0275 . If you have something

you want to mail me, contact

me and I'll give you my mailing address.

What I need in order to list your

band is: The Name of the group,

Conductor' s name, a Contact

person with a phone number/

email address, the band's website

address (ifapplicable), the rehearsal

day, time and location

and a list of players that are especially

desired by the band.

The Thornhill Community Band

is-performing July 1 and August 2

at the McMichael Gallery. The performance

is free with your gallery

admission fee. The band is also

playing free concerts at Mel Lastman

Square on July·27 at 7:30 p.m.

and at the Unionville Bandstand,

Sept. 5 at 4:00 p.m.

The Etobicoke Community

Concert Band under conductor

John Edward Liddle is playing two

free concerts at the Applewood

Homestead on the West Mall, July

7 & 28. Concert time is 7:00 p.m.

The City of Brampton Concert

Band is playing a free concert

at Gage Park in Brampton on

July 8 at 7:00 p.m. This is a

chance to hear the band in top form

before they head to Schladrning,

Austria for the Mid-Europe Band

Festival in July. ·

The North York Concert Band

is performing at Mel Lastman

Ware Academy of Music tff)l~l

Thornhill Conunwiity Band

Square on July 15 & 29. Both concerts

are free, and start at 7:30 p.m.

The Northdale Concert Band

is performing two free concerts this

summer. The first is at the Oshawa

Civic Bandshell on Aug. 4

and starts at 7:30. The second is

at the Couchiching Beach Park

Aquatheatre in Orillia on Aug. 15,

7:00 p.m.

I hope you have a great summer,

whether you 're sitting in the chairs

on the bandstand, or ·whether

you 're soaking up the sounds from

the comfort of your lawn chair:

Merlin Williams is a woodwind

performer (sax, claririet, flute and

bassoon) and private teacher in

Toronto. He is ae1ive in theatre

music, classical and jazz, as well

as (of course) community bands.

He can be reached at 4l6-803-

0275, or merlinw@allstream.net.


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by Christopher Haile

n May 19 the nominees

for the Dora A wards were

announced and will be revealed

on June 28 ; while we are at

press. As last year, opera has its

own division, and even if the categories

within the division are still

not as extensive as they should be,

we should be·grateful that, like London's

Olivier Awards, the Doras

recognize openrnt all.

Kenneih Jones writing in the New

York-based Playbill On-Line of May

28 says "Unlike many other awards

for theatre in other cities, the Doras

recognize a range of perfonning arts ,

artists and production budgets in the

categories of Independent Theatre,

General Theatre, Dance, Opera and

Theatre for Young Audiences."

May the trend continue!

Four operas produced by the COC

received nominations for Outstanding

Production- Die Walkure , Peter

Grimes, Rigoleuo and Turandot.

Opera Atelier was nominated for

Persie. Nominated for Outstanding

Performance were Laura Claycomb

( Rigoletto) , Adrianne Pieczonka and

Clifton Forbis (Walkilre) , Serena

Famocchia (Turandot) and Monica

Whicher (Opera Atelier's Figaro).

Given that a greater number of

operas is produced in Toronto each

season than the number of musicals,

I find it odd that rp.usicals should be

accorded separate awards for Direction,

Musical Direction, Set Design,

Costume Design, Lighting Desigil,

Outstanding Performance by a Female.

in a Principal Role and Outstanding

Performance by a Male in

a Principal Role, while opera must

be content with only two categories.

That being said, were I doing the

nominating, I would have replaced

Peter Grimes in the category for Outstanding

Production. Despite marvellous

singing the physical production

was unattractive and Tim Albery's

non-naturalistic direction was

distracting. A far better candidate

would be the COC's exciting Tosca.

I would also split the category for

Outstanding Performance four ways ,

into Principal and Featured Role,

Male and Female.

For Outs/muling Performance by

a Femnle in a Principal Role , I would

nominate Laura Claycomb as Gilda

in Rigoletto, Adrianne Pieczonka as

Sieglinde in Die Walkiire, Krisztina

Szabo as Iphigenie in lphigenie en

Tauride (OA) , Laura Whalen as

Rosalinda in "Die Fledennaus" (To-


Forbis gets Hoile '.1· Grace Note nod

ronto Operetta Theatre) and Monica

Whicher as Merope in Persee (OA).

For Outstanding Performance by

a Male in a Principal Role, I would

nominate Colin Ainsworth as Pylade

in Iphigenie en Tauride, Daniel

Belcher as Oreste in Iphigenie en

Tauride, Clifton Forbis as Siegmund

in Die Walkilre, Pavlo Hunka in the

title role in Falstaff (COC) and Robert

Longo as Bummerli in The Cliocolate

Soldier (TOT).

For Outstanding Performance by

a Female in a Featured Role, I would

nominate Elizabeth Beeler as Mascha

in The Chocolate Soldier, Jane

Henschel as Mistress Quickly and

Elena Voznessenskaia as Nannena

in Falstaff, Frederique Vezina as

Ellen in Peter Grimes and Judit

Nemeth as Fricka in Die Walkiire.

For Outstanding Performance by

a. Male in a Featured Role, I would

nominate Alexander Dobson as Falke

in Die Fledermaus, Pavlo Hunka

as Hunding in Die Walkiire, Olivier

Laquerre as boi:h Cephee and Meduse

in Persee, Ayk Martirossian as

Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Alan Opie

as Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes.

Grace Notes

Were I to give awards for opera in

the 2003--04 season (my editor suggests

they be called "Grace Notes")

in the full array of categories available

for plays and musicals , these

would be my choices:


Persie because all of the complex elements

of the production were kept in

perfect balance; not fully the case in its

nearest contender Die Walkiire.

Outstanding Performance

Female: A tie: Adrianne Pieczonka,

Walkiire; Laura Claycomb, Rigoletto.

Male: CW'ton Forbis, Walkiire.

Featured Role

Female: Judit Nemeth, Walkiire.

Male: Alan Opie, Peter Grimes.

Set Desilin: Michael Levine, Walkiire.

Costumes: Dora Rust-D'Eye, Persee.

Lighting: David Finn, Walkiire.

Stage Direction: Marshall Pynkoski,


.Musical Director: Richard Bradshaw

for Walkiire.



(and this month, the cottage)

by Phil Ehrensaft

When only mad dogs

are small children in your

and Englishmen

life and you want them

go out in the noonday sun,

hooked on opera, get

or summer rains pour, it's

Kent Nagano's animated

time to pull out a disk from

film adaptation of Vixen

the ever>expanding catalogue

for BBC/Naxos.

of opera DVD's or hi-tech

The circle will hoperestorations

of historic re-

fully be completed by a

cordings. Both remain no-

1 DVD of Janacek's final

table exceptions to current

'" opera, an adaptation of

recording industry doldrums. Dostoevsky's grim Memoirs From

One new DVD stands out among the House of the Dead. Until then,

the many fine titles that arrived in we have to make. do with the outmy

reviewer's inbox during the last standing Mackerras/VPO recording

six months: Kultur's Glyndebourne for London/Universal.

Festival performance of Leos Janacek re-invented his musical

Janacek's The Makropulos Case and dramatic stances in each succes­

(1926). Andrew Davis conducts the siveopera. Like Debussy, he "pushed

LPO. Video direction by Brian Large the envelope" ,radically while soundis

as good as it gets.

ing knockdown gorgeous. But al-

This extraordinary opera's extraor- ways new, right to the end.

dinary central' character is a 337 year- After his death in 1928, his muold

sexually driven d.iva whose im- sic relapsed into relative obscurity

mortality is derived from an elixir of outside Czechoslovakia for three declife

·perfected by her physician fa- ades. The Gennan cornerstone of his

ther. Janacek wrote his own libret- international reputation disappeared

to, based on a comedy by Karel after the Nazi takeover: promoting a

Copec. Where Copec explored. the Czech pan-Slavic nationalist was out.

story's philosophic pros and cons, Relativetodominantcompositional

Janacek probed the emotional state currents in the immediate postwar

of a woman who had seen and done decades, Janacek's music was unit

all. He would be proud of Anja fashionable. Relative to recent

Silja's performance in the title role. trends, as Yale's Martin Bresnick

If you attended the COC' s Jenu- underlines, Janacek blazed paths, placfa,

you experienced the brilliance that ing passion and communication front

finally gained fame, at 62, for the and centre in' experimental music.

Czech composer. Although its 1904 So here's my proposal for a memp~emier:

succee~ed iI:i ~mo, prov!11- . orable summer opera project: break

cial .capital. ~f his nativ~ Moravia, open your piggy bank and get all

musical po~tJcs blc;x:ked its per_f~rm- 1 the Janacek DVD's, plus The House

ance at the ~ternatJonally pr~stlgious CDs. If you 're in cottage country

Prag1,1e .NatJonal °?era und! 1~ 16 · and wanfto travel light, hook up a

Interna~onal recogrntJ~n then msp~ laptop to modestly priced, entry-levtwelve

~tensely.creatJve years, nght el audiophile earphones or speakers.

up to his death m 1928

For earphones the choice is between

His first "mature" opera, Kat 'a the Grado SR-'60 Grado SR-80 or

Kabanova, premiered in 1921. Ku!- the Grado SR-12S. The award-V:,intur

~as a st~rling Jen~fa DVD and a ning SR-60 yields impossibly good

1:at a that I d cal.I solid, both featur- sound for such a low price.

mg Andre:v D~vis at


by Sarah B. Hood

Korean, S. African shows headline in Toronto -

It was postponed last year due to

SARS, but The Ltzst Empress is

now on its way to town in a coproduction

with Mirvish. The first

large-scale musical to tour internationally

out of Korea, the show is

about the life of legendary Queen

Min of the Chosun Dynasty.

"There are many big-budget musicals

in Korea, but almost all of

them· are foreign musicals," says

producer Heehwan Lee. "We are

the only one in Korea which draws

· audience, ... for the last nine years."

The Last Empress is a full,

· sung-through musical with lavish

production values, he points out.

'"The cast itself is about 45. The

music is not like Broadway show

'tunes, but it's not entirely Korean ..

The melody is Korean, but the orchestrations

are.westerllized. If you

enjoy real singing, this is a must."

"The show is filled with spectacular

scenes and dances and singing

all the way, but the story is so

intense, and very, very emotional

so it'll not only shake the audience,

but also stir the audience -

which James Bond never did," Lee


The Ltzst Empress opens August

10 at the Hummingbird Centre.

Call 416-872-2262 or visit

. www. thelastempress. com for more



·From South Africa comes Umoja

(www. uinoj atheshow. com), a

musical history of that country's

rhythm, song 'and dance, as told

by a large and talented cast of

young performers. Many of the

show's stars come from disadvantaged

backgrounds in a country that

has suffered gravely from its own

political struggles. In fact, the joyous

compilation of gospel, jazz,

Zulu dance and other forms was

partly created to give its performers

a chance at a better life. ·

"The show is vibrant; it's energetic;

its wonderful," says producer

Lucy Hamlet of Y sis Entertainment,

who is responsible for securing

the show for Toronto. "The

one thing that comes across is that

the performances are so honest that

it feels as though the young people

are actually baring their souls."

Umoja runs from August 5 to 22.

For tickets, call 416-872-5555 or




The 16th annual Toronto Fringe

Festival hits Toronto from June 30

to July 11. Among its 900 shows

are musicals like Sleepless, The

Musical, from the creators of Top

Gun! The Musical. It's about the

goings-on at the Hasta La Siesta

Sleep Disorder Clinic, where nights

are anything but restful. The cast has

an impressive collective CV; this one

looks like a very good bet. The satirical

Waiting for Trudeau, The

Return of the King promises rollicking

Canadiana like "Oy! Manitoba!"

and the "Double Talk Rag" (always

popular at election time). The Divine

Heretic takes up the Joan of Arc legend,

beginning just after her death.

The dynamite cast includes veterans·

Ellen-Ray Hennessy; Valerie Buhagiar

and A. Frank Ruffo. Chandeleirva

is a clown piece about a diva

with a tiara on her head and her heart

on her sleeve. The Church of Dad

brings a young woman named Mimi

back to her hometown to re-examine

the tenets of her childhood education.

For more information on The

2004 Toronto Fringe Festival call

416-966-1062 or visit



Dozens of small-town theatre festivals

run all summer, and the Association

of Summer Theatres 'Round

Ontario (ASTRO) is your one-stop

shop for all the details.

ASTRO (416-408-4556, www.

summertheatre:org) offers a great

brochure and a searchable online

database. Many of the summer's

offerings are musicals, but we seem

to be light on Canadian content this

year. Among the exceptions: Ted

Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt's

Two Pianos, Four Hands at the

Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port


Dover; Dads! The Musical at the

Bluewater Sµmmer Playhouse in

Kincardine, and a new show called

Strictly County by Layne Coleman

and company at the Regent Theatre

in Picton. Particularly intriguing is

fiddler Anne Lederman '.s Spirit of

the Narrows (July 20 to 23), part of

the 30th anniversary celebrations at

the Blyth Festival. Elsewhere you'll

find Broadway hits, chamber _musicals,

pastiches and revues galore.

(Check our Music Theatre listings,

page 44, for dates and times.)

Once again this season, the "Just

The Ticket" promotion has packaged

theatre getaways at a variefy of price

levels. For instance, there's the

Laughter on ltzke Simcoe package,

which includes two tickets to a Red

Barn Theatre production in Jackson's

Point, one night plus breakfast and

dinner at The Briars Resort and Spa

an9 a boat tour or kayak safari for

$219 per person. The Classic Plays

in a Classic Theatre package indupes

two tickets to the Port Hope

Theatre Festival, one night in a local

B&B, cream tea, a discount dinner

voucher and a gift package for $199

per person. There are toll-free numbers

for each theatre; visit

Www .justtheticket. ca.

People wishing to come into Toronto

should move quickly; they

.only have until July 4 to take advantage

of the "Even More For Even

Less" promotion spearheaded by

M.irvish Productions. Prrced at

$149, thefirstofthesenewpackages

includes one ticket to The Producers,

Mamma Mia! or Hairspray,

one night at a downtown hotel, a

restaurant meal and a $20 gift certificate

for Roots. The second package

includes all but the hotel for $94.

Call TicketKing (416-872-1212 or

1-800-461-3333) _or visit



Since June, the results of the 2004

Tony Awards have been stirring up

predictions that Toronto will be seeing

a production of Avenue Q, The

Musical pretty soon. The puppet play

about making it in New York (Sesame

Street meets Friends) was named

Best Musical, and also took home

awards for Best Book and Best'Original

Score. For the record, Stephen

Sondheim's acerbic Assassins led the ·

musical field with five awards, including

Best Revival. Wi_cked - already

slated to play Toronto as part

of the Mirvish lineup next year - won

Best Scenic Design and Best Costume

Design, as well as the Best

Actress nod for Idina Menzel's "Elphaba".


See all 3 operas for only $40

Students & Seniors S30

Offer ends Mon.July 12 ar 5 pm

Call 416-922-2912


Rochester - It's a Breeze, continued from pageJ 5



a Commission Project workshop tution in Rochester, and charting

conducted by John Faddis, direc- new paths for music education. His

tor of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Or- deep pockets and aesthetic interest

chestra. His adeptness at gently supported facilities like a 3 ,094-

moving students to exceed them- seat acoustic and visual jewel of a by Pamela Marg/es

selves equals his vaunted abilities concert hall. His new conservato-

on the trumpet. ry encouraged American composi- INTRODUCTION

A painfully shy clarinetist was tion, helping pierce the monopoly Herearefiveternficnewnovelsabout

unable to express her evident mu- of European repertoire. A young music - perfect for summer reading.

sicality. Faddis asked whether her composer, Howard Hanson, be- The protagonist of French novelmama

was present, then exclaimed: came Eastman's director in 1924. ist Jean Echenoz's Piano (New

"Hey mama, is this girl so bashful The Hanson Institute· for Ameri- Press) is a renowned concert pianist

at home?" Marna replied: "I only can Music, established when he re- who goes through a masterfully dewish!"

Faddis spoke quietly but tired in 1964, reflects his sutcess . scribed episode of stage fright, dies a

firmly; "Girl, you have the music Wide public involvement in clas- much-anticipated 'violent death' afin

you. To get it out, or do any- sical music was also an Eastman ter an especially successful concert,

thing in life, you ipust stand straight goal. A comrriunity music school · and spends the rest of this surreal,

and look everyone in the c;ye." She and open-door concert policy were funny novel as a ghost. He ends up

did, and will remember Faddis' integral to the new conservatory. on earth doing 'vesperal service' as a

counsel for the"rest of her life. He believed music students should bartender.

Thanks to seeds planted by Ned experience a broad liberal arts ed- In Music of a Life (Arcade), An-

Corman, a jazz musician and char- ucation; the conservatory became drei Makjne, delves into the tragic

isrnatic teacher at a Rochester high the University of Rochester's first repercussions of war and political

school, equivalent experiences are professional school, and hosts its repr~ssion . A young Russian pianist

spreading. Ex-students who sue- own humanities department. is forced to 'steal a life' from a dead

ceeded in business and the prof es- The School recently assumed a soldier during the Second World War.

sions did not forget Corman, or vanguard role in training young His story, told to the narrator as a

jazz. They've mobilized resourc- musicians to navigate the musical ' poetic,heartbreakingreminiscenceby

es for his Commission Project. marketplace once they have their a stranger, gives Makine the oppor-

M y main point is that Rochester sheepskin. Eastman would be pleased. tunity to examine the meaning of

as The Project's starting point is Overlaps between Eastman's fac- music from the viewpoint" of deprinot

simply an accident of Corman ulty and the Rochester Philharmon- vation.

landing a job in a local school. Ro- ic Orchestra, plus a chain of sate)- Writer Christopher Miller

chesterthhas excedptihonal links be- lite chamber ensembles, provide a presents Simon Silber: Works for

tween e arts an t e commumty , , , Solo Piano (Hoµghton Miffiin) as

I'd b h R · h t , nch music season. Eastman s com- . . f

at large, et t at oc es er s . . h 1 d d the liner notes accompanymg a set o

nk U S . . . mumty music sc oo an a secon d. f · · ·tt

top ra am?n~ . . cities m pat- / community resource, the Hochstein recor mgs o compos1t1ons wn en



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didn't want anyone else playing his

polita~ ~eg 1on of ~ochester s SlZe, choral and instrumental groups, music. In fact, "he didn't even want

1. 1 rrulhon, comes close. Nor do . . . d" to be whistled". The fictional author,

I . . I , f ·h. bmlds an enthus1ast1c core au 1- F th

many arger cities t s re res mg music critic Norman ayrewe er

. . · k . ence. Canadian saxophonist John

to visit a pla~e where roe . mus1- Nugent can run an impressive jazz Jr., says about his deceased friend

cians complam about .skewmg_ re- festival in this modestly sized city "that '.'nevertohavehatedSilberwould

sources towards classical music. . 1 b f th Ro he te mean never to have known him".

Exceptional community/arts precise Y. ~cause? 1 e th c . s r Playwright and musician Robert

links are part and parcel of excep- commumty s music_a en usias~. Ford's first novel, The Student

, 1 bl" . 1 b R If you want to en JOY a ferry nde .

tlona Pu




mvo vement

. .

y o-

and sample Rochester's song an

d Conductor., (Putnam) is an engrossches~er

s busmess ehte. Mmus a wine this summer, two events stand ing, suspenceful account of the life

readily assembled network of Roout:









movers and shakers to back 1 1 20 22. t Jin during the fa.II of the Wall. It exof

an American music student in Ber-

, d .d h" p . gan concerts on u 1f - , rum-

Corman s goo 1 eas, is roJect eter Paul Smoker at the Bop Shop p~ores relationships - to



would have crashed on take-off. P 1 1 12 teachers, political ideals, and above

on u y · all to music.

George Eastman's generosity set

the standard for the Rochester elite.

Standard practice among early twentieth

century American multi-multimillionaires

was to leave their fortunes

for public purposes after they

died -- a good ticket to be directed

upstairs rather than down. Eastman

gave away most of his Kodak

fortune beforehand, and with a firm

sense of purpose.Eastman was

what the French term a melonume.

He established the Eastman School

in 1921 with double goals.: creating

an eminent international insti-


Here are some web sites to keep

abreast of Rochester's music: The Song of Names (Review) is

www.rochester.edu/Eastman; the the first novel by British music critic

R~c hester Phil at wy.iw.rpo.org, Norman Lebrecht. It deals with

and the Arts and Cultural Associ- friendship, musical genius, and the

ation, www.artsrochester.org/directories/orgframe.htm.

For jazz: brilliant young violinist who "left the

horrors of war. The author recalls a

www.bopshop.com and Roches- stage before the eurtain rose, and he

ter's 24-hour jazz radio station, took with him half of my being and

www.wgmc.org. For wineries: allofmyhope". This novel is more

earnest and affecting than I expected

www.newyorkwines.org/wine- from a writer 'notorious for his acercountry

I fingerlakes/ index. asp.

And for .the ferry schedule, bic exposures of musical skuldugvyww.

thebreeze.com/lndex.asp. gery', as Lebrecht describes himself

in a nice twist atthe end.


Three of the best - and most delightfully

readable - b~oks on music

from recent years are now out in paperback,

and all are absolutely not to

be missed: Piano Notes: The World

of the Pianist by Charles Rosen (Simon

& Schuster), Sviatoslav· Rkhter:

Notebooks and Conversations

(Princeton), edited by the great documentary

film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon,who

has worked exiensively

in Canada, and Parallels and Paradoxes:

Exploratio.ns in Music

and Society ):Jy Daniel Barenboi.rn

and Edward Said (Vintage).

Barenboim, and Rosen are, among

so many other things, brilliant pianists,

and Richter remains one of the

great eccentrics of the piano, unmatched

in much of his repertoire.

But what stands out in each of these

brilliant books is not just the revelations

about music-making, but the

presentation of music as a way of

living- as Barenboim says, as 'a conception

of the world'.

Aural Cultures

edited by Jim Drobnick

YYZ Books - Walter Philips G!!llery


288 pages with CD $29.95

This far-reaching collection of essays

expands the boundaries of music by

linking hearing to other senses and

creating dialogues between various


Georgina Kleege underlines the importance

of recorded books to the

blind, and the effects of different accents

and shifts in tone. Richard

Leppert politicizes the experience of

music; by treating it as a 'socio-erotic'

experience. Sherry Simon analyzes

how the countertenor voice represen'ts

androgynous, anti-romantic

purity, in the context of current theories

of gender identitiy and cultural

relativism. Jennifer Fisher describes

non-narrative, atmospheric museum

audioguides created by artists, while

Andra McCartney illustrates how

soundwalks by composers like R.

Murray Schafer illuminate the 'sociopolitical

and sonic resonances of a

particular location'. About Flatus Voe

is: Somatic Winds by ChristofMingone,

which apparently deals with

' the volatile sounds emanating from

JULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

the nether end of the digestive system',

I can't say more. I must admit

I skipped it. .

The contributors range from

scholars to musiciru1s and artists. A

-lew confuse obscurity with profundity,

but they all remind us that tl1ere

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made by conventional instnunents playing.notes

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Hewett, a Biitish composer, critic,

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based in reason and democracy,

and rooted in a strong tradition of ·

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Not surprisingly, he puts his faith in

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WholeNote submitted by

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The TMA represents over

3000 professional musicians in the

GT A many of whom appear in the

pages of this magazine as they go

about their professional lives. We

thought that our readers might like

to hear some of the inside information

about their musical activities

, and important milestones that

might not otherwise come to the

public 's attention. ,

TMA President Rosemary Galloway

says, "Our Board is very

pleased to have the opportunity to

contribute to this informative magazine,

which we know is read with

great interest not only by audiences,

but also by our members. This

magazine is now the premier means

of keeping the monthly musical calendar

to hand for most df us, and

is full of interesting and useful information."

About the TMA

For those of you who are unaware

of what the TMA is about, a short

. introduction: our local is part of a

parent organization called the

American Federation of Musicians

of the U.S. and Canada, sometimes

called the Musicians Union. Our

head office is in New York, and

we have an elected Vice President

for Canada, Bob Herriot (trumpet,

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Local 149 (Toront6) is one

of the largest locals in North America

in terms of member numbers ..

Musical activities rank us near the

top also, particularly in the area of

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destination for many

Canadian and U.S. audiences. We

have a Board of Directors com~

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an Executive and office staff-who

look after our daily affairs. Our

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musical activities of our

members and we handle conc~ms

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You can reach us at416-421-1020,

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Last month we introduced this fantastic

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"Back to Basics Panel Discussion

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inside tips and survival tactics

that'll help you protect your

music career." Featuring, amongst

others, copyright and entertainment

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invite you to look at the information

available to members and non

members. Our thanks to Cultural

Career Councils of Ontario and Human

Resources Canada for their

partnership in this project. '


Instrument Bank

As part of our ongoing outreach

project to young musicians, the

TMA has made contact with a

sampling of music teachers working

in the ,education system to gather

ideas on what might be lacking

in their situations, and to ask what

could enhance their programs. The

responses have been all over the

spectrum dxcept for one consistent

cry for instruments. There is a great

shortage of all kinds ofinstruments

and those in existence are in very

poor repair. There apparently is no

money for either purchases or repairs.

·For sure this is one small area

where we might be able to help.

There must be some instniments

around gathering dust which the

owners could donate or lend to

some kid discovering music for the

first time. We will accept almost

anything that can be hit, bowed,

or blown!

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or if you would like to support

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Tools of the trade

"The best teacher is a good instrument" ·

(attributed to Davitt Moroney, harpsichordist)


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he desire to make music seizes people of all ag.es and e>.perience.

Finding 1he riglu teacher is one imporiallt first step, acq11iri11g

the i11s1rument is a11other. This is equally true for musicians broade11i11g

their skills, for beginning or returning adults, and for pare/Ifs with musical

children. Ideally, !he child's OW/I desire launches !his quest.

In compiling this arlicle, I talked to people who sell and rent instrumems,

and it became clear that people ask them many of the same important

queslions. The three most frequem: Should I rent or buy? How

much is this going to cost? How long are we looking at? The best answer

to these (and others) is often "It depends." Read on.

A good dealer takes

time to ask you questions

- who the instrument

is for and what

their prior experience

is, usually proceeding

from there to helpfol

questions about what

you hoped to spend.

fr they don't, go

somewhere else.

"There has to be a

relationship of trust between

the customer and

the associate. You have to feel good

about that person. " (Rosa Remenyi,

Remenyi House of Music)

How will' I choose a dealer?

By how they relate to you. A

good dealer is knowledgeable and

interested in sharing what they

know. Ask! They should be able

to explain in plain English.

"Service is important. Can you

come back if you're not happy - if

you don't like the sound? Can you

come liack to trade up?" (Andrew

Burton, The Sound Post)

"Most of my referrals are by word

of mouth. I've been doing this for

25 years .. " (Gary Armstrong,

Gary Armstrong Woodwinds)

Reputation matters. Ask other

people who they deal with, why,

and how long the shop has been

around. A reputable shop will not

give you bad advice or an unsuitable

instrument because they want

your business. Do they repair

instruments, in a workshop on their

premises? If not, your problems

will not be their problems.

"A reputable store carries only

finest top quality instruments even

at the student level, because if we

rent them, we get them back. We

saye by the fact thqt they 're

good. " (Rex Harknett, Harknett

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Good people in the

business will ev&luate

or repair an instrument

which you have

bought or are thinking

· of buying elsewhere,

if their workshop has

the time. The old instrument

from the attic

or barn sale, l1)ay not

be a rare jewel, but

you never know. Be

VERY cautious about

buying anything sight

unseen, particularly over the in- _,


Rent or buy?

This decision is almost entirely

economic. Rent money, qnce

spent, is gone for good. But if

renting is the only affordable

option, it is infinitely better than

going without music.

Buying an instrument for someone

who may have only a .passing

interest might pro.ve to be more

costly than renting until you are

certain of the commitment. Young

people sometimes progress very

quickly; if you purchase an instrument

which they soon outgrow

will you be willing to replace it with a

better one in a timely man.ner?

Child string players generally

learn on smaller instruments ( 14,

1 /2 and % sizes) and it's difficult

to know how quickly they will

outgrow one size and need anoth-

' er. An ongoing rental arrangement

with a good dealer will accommodate

this. Before you buy a small

instrument, know your dealer's

trade-up price policy.


With some exceptions, brass and

wind instruments do not generally

-appreciate in value. Woodwinds

(other than plastic student models)

deteriorate faster. The more


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moving parts an instrument has,

the more there is to go wrong. That

being said, buying a good instrument

including those at the student

or intermediate level means that

you will still get money back when

you sell or upgrade to a better instrument,

if it is well-maintained.

With strings, good factory-made

"set-ups" or "outfits" for beginners

Gcase, instrument and bow),

don't hold their value either. You

will sell that first violin for less

than you paid. But you will still

have money towards the next.

Good handmade

stringed instruments

hold their value if

they are cared for. If

purchasing one is an

option, you won't

lose money if you

later find you want to

sell it. Be aware that

only the more expensive

hand-made and

antique instruments

will actually appreciate,

and only with great care and

over a significant amount of time.

New or Used?

New costs more, on a level playing

field, whether you rent or buy.

New student band instruments rent

for more ti)an used. Used "stepup"

instrum~nts might cost more

than the new student instrument to

buy, but have better resale value.

People sometimes worry that used

brass or woodwind instruments are

"dirty". Remember it's only the

mouthpiece that goes in your

mouth. A properly cleaned instrume·nt

poses no health risk. Mouthpieces

are washable and, if you

choose, replaceable.

"The biggest thing is to get

something that is decent quality for

the price range. If it's ~ell-made -

if the woods are good, fittings are

good, if it's set up properly - it

will hold its value down the line if

you out-grow it or want something

different~ as long as it was good ·

to begin with. " (Andreas Salewski,

Geo. Heinl Strings)

Renting or renting to buy a used

stringed instrument often gets you

an instrument 'with a lovely warm

sound. Brand-new instruments can

take time to start sounding really

nice (just like new string players).

How important is it to begin with

a good instrument?

"A child needs a good tool. If the

child cannot enjoy the instrument it

will deter them from playing. If the

teacher has to spend half the lesson

tuning and retuning, trying tojix

problems, then everyone.

will be frustrated.

And the money for

the lesson - you don't

get that back" (Rosa


"Students should not

battle with a bad instrument"

(Dawn Lyons,

Claviers Baroques)

"The sooner you upgrade,

the less risk

there is of a lesser instrument holding

a good student back" (Peter Fudge,

Cosmo Music)

"The instrument should be appropriate

to the level of the player.

A pro instrument for a beginning

12-year-old might not be appreciated.

And there's some value to

having the next level to aspire to. "

(Gary Armstrong, Gary Armstrong


"You need to be happy with it

in terms of how it sounds and

plays - trying one _to the next. It's

very subjective - there's no right

or wrong in this regard - what

sounds good to someone won't

necessarily sound good to someone

else." (Andreas Salewski,

Geo.Heinl & Co.)

What if I have no experience?

"I like to get the teacher involved

... If someone comes in

looking for an instr-ument who

does not yet have a teacher I

might suggest that they get a

teacher first .. "(Andreas Salewski)



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Most dealers have approvals or

try-outs, if you're buying. Some

will allow you to ta~e out more·

than one instrument. At the very

least you will be able to try the instrument

for a week. So let your

teacher or another dealer look at it.

If you rent an instrument and your

teacher is unhappy with it, a good

dealer will try to solve the problem.

A shop that sells and rents

stringed instruments for children

should have the expertise to help

you choose the right size, but bring

the child. Often the

sales associates are

string players and/or

teachers who will play

the instruments for

. you so you can get excited

about how they

really sound!

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How will I know the

price is fair?

Ask around. The

trade is competitive.

But be sure you are

not comparing apples

and oranges - you can't compare

factory made pianos and handmade

pianos. If you 're comparing

school-year rentals, find out if the

summer costs extra.

What about repair/maintenance?

Ask. If they do nothing, don't

buy. If you're renting, find out

what they include. Ask about ordinary

wear and tear, and mechanical

problems. Expect to pay for disposable

items like reeds or strings.

Bows need to be re-haired yearly,

depet;1ding on use.

Do instruments have warranties?

Only new ones.

And if I buy from an individual?

Unless it's a yard-sale "steal" insist

on an expert opinion, before buying.

What are the timeframes? Is

there a better price for a longer

rental? How long should I rent

for, initially?

Rent long enough to be assured of

commitment and interest. Usually

this is not less than six months, not

more than a year. Few shops rent

for one month at a time: most have

a minimu·m of2-3 months. Some

places do not rent for less than one

year. (Obviously this doesn't apply

to music store rentals of gear for

the week-end garage band gig.

(Most rentals require a credit card

and photo ID.)

What's ·"rent-to-buy"?

Many dealers offer this option: a

portion (generally upwards of

50 % ) of money paid in rent is applied

to instrument

purchase. You might

get as much as I 00 %

of your first year's

rent applied to your

purchase. Some dealers

restrict the term of

the offer - you might

be asked to commit to

purchasing after one

year. Some make no

restriction and will allow

you to accumulate

credits indefinitely,

provided you intend to buy the in- ·

strument you are renting. Some ot~

fer you a choice of the same, or a

new instrument of the same or

greater value. Others apply your

rental credits to any instrument of

the same type. Be sure you get

these details when you rent.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. Some rentals include insurance.

Household insurance often

covers instruments up to a specified

amount, with a deductible. Insurance

should cover loss, theft

(requires a police report), and accidental

but not malicious damage

When i,s it time to buy?

There's no magic moment. Money

has a lot to do with it. If you've

already paid out a half of the instrument's

value in rent, and still

want to keep playing it, then it's

probably time to cash in your rentto

buy credits, as soon as you can

afford to. Ask yourself how often

the instrument is being played. Draw

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a distinction between "practising"

and "playing." People who love their

music do not only practise. They

play. beyond duty, for pleasure.

Re-evaluate for suitability. If

you are going to buy, be sure you

are getting enough instrument.

Even if you think you are in love

with it, you should play the field a

little, just to be sure. ·

Did You Know ...

-You can get your bow

re-haired in colour ...

- you could rent a good

used piano for as little

as $75.00 per month

until you know you

want to buy - or

you could experience a

harpsichord in your

home starting at $150

per month ...

"That Hyundai Elantra

parked amongst the BMWs and

Mercedes looks sharp - you

nlouldn''t know its manufacture unless

you looked. Buying an instrument

is a blind item. The market is

flooded with cheap PSOs ...[piano

shapedobjects]. The fact remains

that acceptable quality has never

been so affordable as it is today.

But go to someone reputable who

will stand behind it. "(Michael Remenyi,

Remenyi House of Music)

"Some people - some piano

teachers - seem to think that children

need a couple of years of piano

before turning to the harpsichord.

This makes no sense. 'The

instruments are only similar. But

harpsichords are ideal for children

in ways that a piano is not.

The harpsichord is not big, or

loud. It does not require an adult

sized hand, or unusual forearm

strength. And an older person

doesn't have to be worried about

"loosing their chops". Much music

written for harpsichord was intended

to be played for pleasure,

not intended for virtuosi. There's

a ton of music that is pleasant to

play at a very easy level ... "

(Dawn Lyons, Claviers Baroques)

."Desire is the best catalystjor success

in learning an instrument. The

best chance for success is with an

instrument that you like .... Beyond

that, much depends on the teacher,

the student's connec,tion with the

teacher, and the emphasis 011 the

musical experience at home. This

includes making the time to take in

concerts - exposing

your child to as much

music as possible,

which enhances their

enjoyment of what

they are learning and

helps them to keep at

it .. " (Peter Fudge, .

Cosmo Music)

The writer would like to

thank the following for

their generous gifts of

time and expertise: Gary

Armstrong (Gary Armstrong Woodwinds

Ltd.), Andrew Burton (The Sound

Post), Peter Fudge (Cosmo Music),

Bethany Haughton (Philip L. Davis,

Luthier ), Rex Harknett (Harknett Musical

Services), Dawn Lyons (Claviers·

Baroques), Rosa Remenyi and Michael

Remenyi (Remenyi House of Music),

Andrew Salewski (Geo.Heinl & Co.)

September's WlzoleNote looks at

questions relating to c/zoosing music

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Thursday July 01

-12:00 noon: Toronto Downtown Jazz

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Sing! Heather Bambrick, John Alcorn, Melis·

sa Stylianou, Bonnie Brett, perfonmers. Toronto

Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square,

100 Queen St. West. 416·870·8000. Free.

- 1 :00: Thornhill Community Band.

Denny Ringler, music director. McMichael

Gallery, 10365 Islington Ave. 905·893·

0344. Free with gallery admission:


- 5:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. Groove and Graffitt: Blues Underdog

featuring Maestro. Youth Stage, Nathan

Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416-

870·8000. Free.

- 7:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: "T:rue North Brass Guin.'

tet. Music & stories. Raymond Tizzard &

Barton Wopmert, trumpets; Joan Watson,

horn; Alastair Kay, trombone; Scott Irvine,

tuba. 6:00: Pre·concert tour. 475 Queens ·

Quay West. 416·973-4000. Free.

- 8:00: 12th Latvian Song Festival in

Canada.Juventus Choir from Riga. Music

by Raminsh & others. St. Andrew's Latvian

Church, 383 Jarvis. 416-230·2552. $25.

- 8:00: Mel Lastman Square. Lighthouse

& Bradley and the Bouncers. Rock, jazz, clas·

sics & blues. 5100 Yonge St. 416·395-

0490. Free.

- 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. New Deal/Wax Poetic. Toronto Star

Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen

St. West. 416·870-8000. $20.

Friday July OZ

- 14:00 noon: Toronto Downtown Jazz

Festival. lunchtime Series: The TGIF Jam.

Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square,

100 Queen St. West. 416-870-8000. Free.

- 5:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. Humber College faculty Ensemble.

Youth Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100

Queen St. West. 416-870·8000. Free.

- 6:00: 12th Latvian Song Festival in

Canada. Concert of Sacred Music. Music

of Kenins, Purvs, Vitals, Aperane & others.

Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St.

East. 416·230·2552. $30.

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Kiran Ahluwalia.

Ghazals & Punjabi folk songs. CJBC

Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-

4000. Free.

- 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. Rite of Strings. Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Di

Meola, Stanley Clarke, Alain Caron, perfonmers.

Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips ·

Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416·870·

8000. ~40.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. TheStrawbs. 2261

Dundas St. West. 416-531 -6604. $50(advance),


- 9:00: Heartsounds/Toronto Fringe

Festival. Postcards from the Heart. Musical

tour of the hea(). Musical direction by M.J.

Johnson; starring Harry Lewis; featuring Lee·

Anne Galloway & Christopher Wilson. Artword

Theatre Mainstage, 75 Portland St.

416·966:1062. $8. For complete run see

music theatre listings.

- 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. Besh O

droM. Electro-acoustic collective. CIBC Stage,

235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000.


- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre.

D'Aldeia. Samba & folkloric rhythms of Northeastern

Brazil. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens Quay

West 416-973-4000. Free.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Nurse

Kaya String Guartet. Classical, jazz, rock, folk

& avant garde. Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416·973-4000. 'Free.

Saturday July 03

- 10:30am, 11 :30am, 12:30 & 1 :30: Fire·

fly Theatre/Theatre Hybrid/Shrimp

Magnet Theatre. The Emperor's New

Clothes. By Keenan & Halferty. Show for kids

of all ages with song, dance & pantomime.

Lagoon Theatre, Centre Island to the left of the

Ferry Docks, Toronto Island. 416-322-9619.

$4. For complete run see music theatre list·

in gs.

- 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. Tandava.

Contemporary world music ensemble inspired

by Indian folk & classical music. CIBC Stage,

235 Queens Quay West. 416·973-4000.


- 2:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. lunchtime Series: Orchestre National de

Jazz de France. Toronto Star Stage, Nathan

Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416·

870-8000. Free.

- 5:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. Carlo Actis Dato, saxophone & bass clari·

net. Youth Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100

Queen St. West. 416·870·8000. Free.

- 6:00: 12th Latvian Song Festival in

Canada. Orchestral Works by Latvian Com·

posers. Works by Raminsh, Kenins, Vasks,

Bergs, Kalnins & Wihtols. Arthur Ozolins

piano; Paul Sketris, bass baritone; Beverl~y

Johnston, percussion; Jvars Taurins, lmant

Raminsh, Roger Bergs & George Kenins, cQn·

duct ors. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040

Yonge St. 416-870-8000. $30.

- 7:00: Toronto Fringe Festival. Waiting

for Trudeau - The Return of the King (A Musi

cal Revue). By McCaig & McCaig; musical

direction & staging by Paul Burvvell; starring

Paul Constable, Brett McCaig, Paul Regan &

Racheal McCaig. Tarragon Theatre Main·

space, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-966·1062. $8.

For complete run see music theatre listings.

- 7:30: Canadian Music Competition.

National Finals Gala Concert. MacMillan Thea·


tre, 80 Queen's Park. 416-441·1335. PWYC.

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. David Murray

andthe 'Gwo Ka Masters. Jazz sounds of

Guadeloupe, Africa & the Caribbean. CJBC

Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973·

4000. Free.

- 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. The Bad Plus/Gary Burton Generations

Guintet. Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips

Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416·870·

8000. $30.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. TheStrawbs. See

July 2.

- 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. Rizwan­

Muazzam Gawwal1: CIBC Stage, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000. Free.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. autor·

ickshaw. Sankaran/Hanley: New world music

suite (premiere, commission). Lakeside Ter·

race, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·973·

4000. Free.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Celso

Machado, guitar & percussion. Ritmos bra·

silieros. CJBC Stage, 235 Queens Quay West.

416·973-4000. Free.

Sunday July 04

- 1 :00&'2:15: Harbourfront Centre.

Zeellia. Folk songs & dances of Ukraine. To·

rpnto Star Stage, 235 Queens Quay West.

416·973-4000. Free.

- 2:00: 12th Latvian Song Festival in

Canada. Massed Choir Concert. W~rks by

Kenins, Purvs, Kalnins, Vitals & others. Roy

Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416·230-2552.


- 2:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val.lunchtimeSenes:Oapp Theory. Toronto

Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100

Queen St. West. 416-870-8000. Free.

- 4:00: Toronto Music Garden. Summer

Music in the Garden: Marimba Concert. Music

by Mozart, Scarlatti, Rameau & others. Nicho·

las Coulter & Graham Hargrove, marimbas.

475 Queens Guay West. 416·973-4000.


- 4:30: Harbourfront Centre. Warsaw

Vi71age Band. Drums, bass, cymbals, fiddles &

vocals. Cl BC Stage, 235 Queens Quay West.

416·973-4000. Free.

- 5:00: CHIN International Picnic. An·

tone/la Cavallaro, voice. Operatic songs from·

Andrea Bocelli. Main stage, Canadian National

Exhibition. 416·531 -9991. Free.

- 5:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. York University Faculty Ensemble. Youth

Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St.

· West. 416-870·8000. Free.

- 6:30: Harbourfront Centre. Vasyl Popadiuk,

violin. Blend of tra~itional Slavic & gypsy

themes with classical pop & jazz. Toronto

Star Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·

973-4000. Free.

- 8:00: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festi·

val. Organ Summit. Joey Defrancesco, Jim·

my McGriff, Doug Riley, Paul Bollenback, By·

ran Landham. Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phil·

lips Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416·870-

8000. $30.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. TheStrawbs. See

July 2.

Monday July 05

-12:15: Music Mondays. Ron Al/en, Gur·

preet Chana & Rob Pitch. Bamboo flutes, tabla

& guitar. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1 O Trinity

Square. 416·598-4521 x222. $5 suggested


- 7:30: Oakville Children's Choir. Ger·

many Bon Voyage Concert. Celebrating the

Choir's participation in the Choir Olympics,

Bremen, Germany. Atrium, Town Hall, 1225

Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905·337·7104. By


Tuesday July 06

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Youssou

N'Dour and the Super Etoile de Dakar. CIBC

Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·973-

4000. $25 (advance), $30(door).

Wednesday July 07

-; 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert

Band. Twilight Concert in-the.Park. John Edward

Liddle, conductor. Applewood Home·

stead, 450 The West Mall. 416·410· 1570

Free. / ·

- 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative.

Plein Air Salon Concerts: Daniela Nardi Trio.

Earthy, modern, jazz, pop. 345 Balliol St. 416·

487·0705. $10.

- 8:00: Colin Ainsworth, tenor & Rachel

Cleland·Ainsworth, soprano. love is in

the Air. Concert about the joys and pains of

love. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St.

West. 905·999· 1637. Suggested donation


- 9:00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

Los De Abaja. Mexican, blend of ska, reggae &

cumbia. Stone Distillery, Distillery Historic

District, 55 Mill St. 416·872-1212. $20.

Thursday July 08

- 7:00: City of Brampton Concert Band.

120 Years Young. Gage Park, Main & Welling·

·tan Sts., Brampton. 905,451 ·6389. Free.

- 7:00: TorontQ Music Garden.Summer


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Music in the Garden: Musique A ctuelle. 21st

century improvisations. Lori freedman, clari·

nets; Jean Derome, flutes & saxophones.

6:00: Pre-concert tour. 475 Uueens Uuay

West. 416-973-4000. free.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. The Bills. CD Release

concert. 2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531 ·

6604. $15(advance), $17(doori.

- 9:00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

Bembeya Jazz. Big band music & Afro-Cuban

grooves. Stone Distillery, Distillery Historic

District, 55 Mill St. 416-872-1212. $20.

Friday July 09

- 3:00: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

festival: Tortured Soul Exploring electronic

music and culture in all of its fonns, as well as

its influence in contemporary society. CIBC

· Stage, 235 Uueens Uuay West. 416-973·


- 9:00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

Muna Mingole. Afro-funk; fusion of traditional ·

& modern influences. Distillery District, 55

Mill St. 416-872-1212. $10.

- 9:30: Harbourfront Centre.Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

Festival· Manitoba. Exploring electronic music

and culture in all of its fonns, as well as its

influence in contemporary society. CIBC Stage,

235 Uueens Uuay West. 416-973-4000.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

Festival· Moonstarr and Friends Broke 'n'

Down. Exploring electronic music and culture

in all of its fonns, as well as its influence in

contemporary society. Brigantine Room, 235

Uueens Uuay West. 416-973-4000.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

Festival· Peroxide featuring Will Munro & Les

Georges Leningrad. Exploring electronic music

and culture in all of its fonns, as well as its

influence in contemporary society. Lakeside ,

Terrace, 235 Uueens Uuay West. 416-973·


Saturday July 10

- 12:00 noon: Celebrate Toront~· $trBBt

Festival. Maresca & Friends. Voices, Arabic

& Turkish percussion, Spanish bagpipes, Hun·

garian hurdy-gurdy, Renaissance shawms &

historical flutes. Jen Francisco & Mike frank·

lin, perfonners. Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave.

416-395-0490. free.

- 1 :00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

Mansa Sissoko, kora player. Traditional Mali·

an music; 'contemporary jazz & blues. Distill·

ery District, 55 Mill St. 416-872-1212. free.

-;- 1 :30: Celebrate Toronto StrBBt Festi·

val. Arcady Ensemble. Baroque music & con·

temporary Canadian works. Yonge St. & St.

Clair Ave. 416-395-0490. free.

- 3:00: Celebrate Toronto StrBBt Festi·

val.Swing Rosie. Jazz trio: Kira Callahan,

Shannon Butcher & Chantelle Wilson, vocals.

Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. 416-395-0490.


- 4:30: Celebrate Toronto StrBBt Festi·

val. Chris Bottomley Group. Rock, funk, soul,

reggae & jazz. Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. 416·

395-0490. free.

- 5:00: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

Festival· Adam Marshall Exploring electronic

music and culture in all of its fonns, as well as


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Aug. 23

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Sept. 6

'l Music Mondays

All concerts start at 2:15 p.111.

and take place at Church of the Holy Trinity.

(19 Trinity Square beside Eaton Centre)

$5 suggested donation

Ron Allen, Gurpreet Chana & Rob Pitch

Bamboo Flutes, Tabla & Guitar

Riverdale Ensemble Piano Trio

Jennifer Noble & Kevin Nelson Vocalist & Piano

Martin van de Ven & Brian Katz

Guitar Piano and Clarinet

Neila Lem, Pattie Kelly, Cecilia Richards, Luke

Amason, Jerry Bosna & Sue Crowe Connolly

Voices & Piano

William Westcott Piano

Autorickshaw lndo-jazz infusion group

MJ Wass, Marsha Goold, Karla Ferguson,

Pattie Kelly & Sue Crowe Connolly

Voices & Piano

Jim Delmage Fiddler

Zelda Turner with Morning Star River

Soprano & Ensemble

For more info contact 598-4521 x 222

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JULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

its influence in contemporary society. Toronto

Star Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·


- 6:00 & 7:30: Toronto Street Festival.

Arabesque Dance Company with Yasmina

Ramzy. Perfonnance by Arabic drummers

with dance. World Cafe, Isabella & Yonge Sts.

416-920-5593. Free.

- 6:00: Celebrate Toronto Street Festi·

val. Kol/age. Doug Richardson, saxophone;

Archie Alleyne, drums; Ron Johnston, bass;

Alexix Baro, trumpet; Michael Shand, piano.

Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. 416-395-0490.


- 8:00: Buena Vista Social Club/Roy

Thomson Hall. Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban voca/.

ist. 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255. $49.50·


- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

festival.· Buscemi: Exploring ele(l£ronic music

and culture in all of its forms, as well as j; > ·

influence in contemporary society. CIBC Stage,

235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000.

- 8:00: Soprano/Soprano. Music by Leit·

man, Zuckennann, Cage; new works by Hea·

slip, Martin & Mosher. Kristin Mueller, so·

prano; Rob Mosher, sopr1mo saxophone. Victo·

ria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. West. 647·

435-9068. $10,$8.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Garnet Rogers. 2261

Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. $201ad·

vance). $221door).

- 9:00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

fr.Centric Sound System. Eclectic mix of

Ghanaian, Moroccan, Israeli, French & West

Indian influences. Stone Distillery, Distillery

Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-872-1212.


- 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks il(ld Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

festival: fertile Ground. Exploring electronic

music and culture in all of-its fonns, as well as

its influence in contemporary society. 235

Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000.

- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic. Music

Festival.· Mono Featuring Greg Gow, Caspian

Rabone & Arthur Oskan. Exploring electronic

music and culture in all of its fonn s, as well as

its influence in contemporary society. Lakeside

Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973·


- 11 :OOpm: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

festival: little Brother with DJ Serious. Exploring

electronic music and culture in all of its'

fonns, as well as its influence in contempo·

rary society. Brigantine Room, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000.

Sunday July 11

- 12:00 noon: Celebrate Toronto Street

Festival. The Transcendent Violin. Works by

Beckett, Massenet, Rachmaninov, Monti, Pa·

ganini, Carulli, Vaughan Williams & Sarasate.

Lucy-Ana Gaston, violin; Anca Gaston, piano;

Adam Gesjorskym, classical guitar. Y 6nge St.

& St. Clair Ave. 416-395-0490. Free.

- 1:30: Celebrate Toronto Street Festi·

val. Canada Pops Orchestra. Big band jazz.

David Warrack, director. Yonge St. & St. Clair

Ave. 416-395-0490 . .Free.

- 2:00: Music Africa. Afrofest 2004:

Mansa Sissoko, kora player. Traditional

Malian music; contemporary jazz & blues.

Queen's Park. 416-469-5336. Free.

- 2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. Sun·

day Concert: Rod Staples' Musical Memories.

150 Borough Drive. 416-396-7398. Free.

- 3:00: Celebrate Toronto Street Festi·

val. George Lake Big Band. Big band jazz, mod·

em arrangements. Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave.

416-395-0490. Free.

- 5:00: Celebrate Toronto Street Festi·

val. Show Tunes byJu!iann K uchockl; vocals.

Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. 416-395-0490.


- 5:30 & 7:00: Toronto Street Festival.

Arabesque Dance Company with Yasmina

Ramzy. Performance by Arabic drummers

with dance. World Cafe, Isabella & Yonge Sts.

416-920-5593. Free.

- 5:30: Harbourfront Centre. Beats,

Breaks and Culture: Toronto Electronic Music

festival.· Rep{lir. Exploring electronic music

and culture in all of its forms, as well as its

influence in contemporary society. Toronto

Star Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·


- 6:30: Celebrate Toronto Street Festi·

val.SonataSingsSinatra. Rick Sonata,

vocals. Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. 416-395·

0490. Free.

- 8:00: Bands on a Canadian Tour. Ten·

ors, Sopranos and the Sounds of Big Bands on

a Canadian Tour. Mel Lastman Square, 5100

Yonge St. 416-631-4208. Free.

Monday July 12

-12:15: Music Mondays.Riverdale En·

semble. Foley: Hommage a Henri Rousseau;

Cardy: Tango!; Schickele: Serenade for Three.

Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square.

416-598-4521 x222. $5 suggested donation.

- 8:00: Hummingbird Centre. Petula

Clark, vocalist. 1 Front St. East. 416-872·

2262. $39.50-$69.50.

- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/

Altamira. Altamira Summer Arts: Symphony

Under the Stars. Music by Glinka, Rossini,

Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Mozart,\

. Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach & Strauss.

Tania Miller, conductor; Michael Kramer, host.

CIBC Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416·

593-7769. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds

towards the TSO's Education Programmes.

Tuesday July 13

- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/

Altamira. Altamira Summer Arts: Symphony

UndertheStars. CIBC Stage. See July 12.

Wednesday July 14

- 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative.

Plein Air Salon Concerts: Alec Dempster.

Mexican traditional. 345 Balliol St. 416-487 ·

0705. $10.

- 8:00: Hummingbird Centre for the

Performing Arts. Glenn Miller Orchestra. In

the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattinooga

Choo Choo & other classics. 1 Front Street

East. 416-872-2262. $49.50-$69.50.

Thursday July 15

- 12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square.

Tasty Thursdays Concert: Melissa Stylianou

Ouartet. 100 Queen St. West. 416-395·

0490. Free. '

- 7:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: An Evening of Ragas.

Classical North Indian mJsic. Aditya Verma,

sarod; Subhajyoti Guha, tabla. 6:00: Pre-con·

cert tour. 475 Queens Quay West. 416-973·

4000. Free.

- 7:30: North York Concert Band. Jazz,

big band & concert band favourites. Mel Last·

man Square, 5100 Yonge St. 905-470-0272.


- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra/

Altamira. Altamira Summer Arts: Symphony

Under the Stars. CIBC Stage. See July 12.

Friday July 16

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y

Color.· Yousy Barbara. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000.

- 8:00: Julia Hambleton, clarinet; Don·

na Orchard, soprano; Ell-n Meyer, pi·

ano. Poppies in July. Works by Spohr, -Rorem

& Hollander. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427

Bloor St. West. 416-537·2476. $10.

- 8:00: Music Gallery.Sticks & Stones

with Eric Chenaux & Martin Arnold. Chad

Taylor, drums; Josh Abrams, bass; Matana

Roberts, saxophone. St. George the Martyr

Church, 197 John. 416-204· 1080. $tba.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. The Nylons. 2261

Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604. $301ad·

vance). $321door).

- 9:30: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y

Color.· Los Amigos Invisibles. CIBC Stage, 235

Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000.

Saturday July 17

-12:00 noon: Toronto Parti·Gras! Toronto

Alf.Star Big Band. Trinity Main Stage, Distill·

ery District, 55 Mill St. 416-698-2152.

- 3:30: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y

Color: Maracatu Nunca Antes. Toronto Star

Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973·

- 4:30: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y

Color: Azlicar Negra. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000.

- 7:00: Hezz Ya Wezz. Bellydance with

accompaniment by Arabic musicians playing

dumbek, riqq, duff & qanoon. 20 College St.,

2nd floor. 416·920-5593. $1 Oladvance),


- 7:30: Mel Lastman Square.Sunday Ser·

enades: Captial City Orchestra. Tunes from

the 30s & 40s. 5100 Yonge St. 416-395·

0490. Free.

Monday July 19

-12:15: Music Mondays.Jennifer Noble,

vocals & Kevin Nelson, piano. Church of the

Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. 416-598·

4521 x222. $5 suggested donation. ·

Tuesday July 20

- 8:00: Pittsburgh New Music Ensem·

ble. World premieres and selections from

their 2004105 season. Berkeley Street Thea·

tre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368·

3110. $30.

Wednesday July 21

- 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative.

P!ein Air Salon Concerts: Mark Sepic. From

flamenco to jazz. 345 Balliol St. 416-487·

0705. $ ~0.

- 8:00: Pittsburgh New Music Ensem·

ble. Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs. See

July 20.

Thursday July 22

4000. - 12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square.

- 8:00: Chinese Artists Society of To· Tasty ThUrsdays Concert: The Bebop Cowronto:

Rueibin Chen, piano in Recital. Glenn boys. 100 Queen St. West. 416-395-0490.

Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 905-946· Free.

1489. $35. - 7:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y Music in the Garden: West meets (Middle)

Color: P!ena Libre. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens East: I. Music from the early Italian Baroque

Qiiay West. 416-973-4000.

and the Arab world; original compositions.

- 8:00: Hummingbird Cantre for the Kathleen Kajioka, violin/composer; Ben Gross·

Performing Arts. David Rudder & friends. · man, percussion & hurdy-gurdy; Levon lchkani·

The Rhythm River. David Rudder, soca/ an, oud; Terry McKenna, lute. 6:00: Pre·con·

calypso; Andy Narell, jazz steel pan; Mungal cert tour. 475 Queens Quay West. 416-973·

4000. Free. ·

Patasar, sitar; Muhtadi; Hummingbird Tassa

Drummers; Swizzle Stick Theatre; Jesse

Saturday July 24

Ketchum School Steel Orchestra. 1 Front St.

East. 416-872-2262. $40-$80.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Don Ross. 2261 Dun·

das St. West. 416-531-6604. $201advance),

$22(door). ·

- 9:30: Harbourfron~Centre . Ritmo y

Color.· Los Lobos. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000.

Sunday July 18

- 12:00 noon: Toronto Parti·Gras! Toronto

All.Star Big Band. Smoke House Stage, Distill·

ery District, 55 Mill St. 416-698-2152.

- 1 :30: Harbourfront Centre. Ritmo y

Color: New Cuban Generation. Lakeside Ter·

race, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973·


- 2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. Sun·

day Concert: DCA T Chorus. 150 Borough

Drive. 416-396-7398. Free.

- 3:00: Harbourfront Centre:Ritmo y

Color: Mandinga. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens

Quay West. 416-973-4000.

-4:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: Make it a Double (Reed

that is). Music by Bach, Schulhoff, Rodriguez

and Hatzis. Fraser Jackson, bassoons; Joseph

Salvalaggio, oboe. 475 Queens Quay West.

416-973-4000. Free.

- 8:00: Canadian National Conservato·

ry of Music. Vocal Recital. Works by Berlioz,

Bizet, Duparc, Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Gounod

& Poulenc. Guy Fiechter, tenor; Clark Bryan,

piano. H umbercrest United Church, 16 Baby

Point Rd. 416-234-5684. $15,$10.

- 8:00: Mississauga Chinese Arts Festi·

val: Enchanting Musical Journey to China.

'folk songs & music from various regions of

China. Traditional Chinese & symphonic instru·

ments; over 120 musicians. Hammerson Hall,

4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905·

306-6000. $20-$40, group rates.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room.Joe/ Plaskett: Solo.

Peter Elk is, opening set. 2261 Dundas St.

West. 416-531-6604. $14iadvance),


Sunday July 25

- 4:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: West meets (Middle)

East: II. Music of medieval Europe and the

Ottoman and Arabic worlds. Alfarabius En·

semble: George Sawa, Suzanne Myers·Sawa,

Andrea Budgey, Randall Rosenfeld, Nabil She·

hadeh. 475 Queens Quay West. 416-973-

4000. Free.


- 7:30: Mel lastman Square.Sunday Ser·

enades: Peter Appleyard, vibraphone and His

Big Band. 5100 Yonge St. 416-395-0490. Free.

Monday July 26

- 12: 15: Music Mondays. Martin van de

Ven, guitar/piano & Brian Katz, clarinet.

Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square.

416-598-4521 x222. $5 suggested donation.

Tuesday July 27

- 7:30: Thornhill Community Band. Denny

Ringler, music director. Mel Lastman

Square, 5100 Yonge St. 416-395-0490. Free.

- 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. The Neville

Brothers. R&B, funk and soul. Art, Charles,

Cyril, Aaron, and Ivan Neville, performers.

CIBC Stage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-

973-4000. $30 (advance) $35 (door).

- 8:00: Randolph Academy for the Performing

Arts.A Chorus Line. By Kirkwood &

Dante; music by Hamlisch; musical direction

by Diane Leah. Bathurst Street Theatre, 736

Bathurst. 416·924-2243 x226. $20,$1 Dist).

For complete run see music theatre listings.

Wednesday July 28

- 7:00: Artists' Garden Cooperative.

Plein Air Salon Concerts: Michael Brown

Group. Jazz originals. 345 B~lliol St. 416·

487-0705. $10.

- 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert

Band. Twilight Concert in· the· Park. John Edward

Liddle, conductor. Applewood Homestead,

450 The West Mall. 416-410-1570. Free.

- 8:00: Summer Opera lyric Theatre.

Handel· Julius Caesar. Workshop production.

Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St. 416-978-

7986. $20,$15. For complete run see music

theatre listings. · ·

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Ouartetto Gelato.

2261 Dundas St. West. 416-531-6604.

$251advance), $27.501door).

Thursday July 29

- 12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square.

Tasty Thw:sdays Concert: The Sattalites. Reg-


Mereqith Hall





Keiko Yoqen


Acclaimed husband and

wife duo join with Japanese

pianist Keiko Yoden in



a concert inspired by Summer,


Musical journey from the 40s through to the ·

70s. Starring the Mantini Sisters. 4141 Living

Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905'·306-6000.

$26-$31. For complete run see music theatre

listings. ·

· - 8:00: National Youth Orchestra of

Canada. Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude Act 3;

Chatman: Tara's Dream; Stravinsky: Petrouch·

ka; Mahler Symphony 114. Jennifer Farrell,

soprano; Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor. Mas·

sey Hall, 15 Shuter. 416-872-4255.


Wednesday August 18

- 11 :OOam: Roy Thomson Hall. HBC Sen·

iors' Jubilee. See Aug 16.

- 12:30: Music at St. Luke's. Noon Hour

Concert Series: David Vander Berg, organ. St.

Luke's Church, 1372 Elgin St., Burlington.

905-634-1826. Free.

- 5:30: University of Toronto/The Sol·

diers' Tower Committee. Carillon Recital

Series: Karel Keldermans, carillonneur. The

lawn, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416·

978-2452. Free.

- 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperat.ive.

Plein Air Salon Concerts: Peter Verity. Folk.

345 Balliol St. 416-487-0705. $10.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room. Valdy. 2261 Dundas

St. West. 416-531-6604. $ ~ 8(advance),


Thursday August 19

- 11 :OOam: Roy Thomson Hall. RBC Sen·

iors' Jubilee. See Aug 16.

- 12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square.

Tasty Thursdays Concert: Starlight Orchestra

with Swing Rosie. Cha-cha, rumba, salsa &

jitterbug. 100 Queen 'St. West. 416-395·

0490. Free.

- 7:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: Re-Percussions Ill: Kiy·

oshi Nagata Ensemble. Taiko drumming. 6:00:

Pre-concert tour. 475 Queens Quay West.

416-973-4000. Free.

- 8:30: Hugh's Room/Richard Flohil.

Ruthie Foster. 2261 Dun'das St. West. 416·

531-6604. $tba ..

Friday August ZO

- 11 :OOam: Roy Thomson Hall. RBC Sen·

iors' jubilee. See Aug l 6.

- 8:00: Markham Jazz Festival. Gala

Opening Concert. Monty Alexander, jazz pian·

ist; Hass an Shakur, acoustic bass; Mark Taylor,

drums. Markham Theatre, 171 TownCen·

tre Blvd. 905-305-7469. $25-$40. (See Festi·

val Listings for more performances)

- 8:00: Massey Hall.Stompin' Tom

Connors: One Man - One Country. 15 Shuter

St. 416-872-4255. $45-$49.50.

Saturday August Z 1

- 8:30: Yamaha Canada Music/Music

Industries Association of Can.ada: Special

Gala Concert. Features jazz musi.cian Hiromi;

guests: David Braid, Mark Eisenman, Joe Sealy,

Mark Kelso, Brandi Disterheft, Stars of

Tomorrow; Bill King, host. MIAC Lifetime

Achievement Award presented to Dr. Oscar

Peterson. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts

Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-9000; 1 ·888·

805-8888. $35,$25. .

Sunday August ZZ

- 4:00: Toronto MJJsic Gardan.Summer

Music in the Garden. Duos and solos by Schul·

hoff, Gliere, Bach and Biber. Marie Berard,

violin; Roberta Janzen, cello. 475 Queens


Quay West. 416-973-4000. free.

- 7:30: Mel Lastman Square.Sunday Ser·

enades: Toronto Megacity Swing Band. Clas·

sics from the swing era. 5100 Yonge St. 416·

395-0490. free.

Monday August 23

- 12:15: Music Mondays. Music by Wass

& Gould. MJ Wass, Marsha Gould, Karla Fer·

guson, Pattie Kelly, Sue Crowe Connolly, voic·

es & piano. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10

Trinity Square. 416-598-4521 x222. $5 sug·

gested donation.

Wednesday August 25

- 12:30: Music at St. Luke's: Noon Hour

Concert Series: Stephanie Lai, cello. St. Luke's

Church, 1372 Elgin St., Burlington. 905-634·

1826. free.

- 5:00: University of Toronto/The Sol·

diers' Tower Committee. Canllon Recital

Series: Tin.Shi Tam, 'carillonneur. The lawn,

Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978·

2452. Free.

- 7:30 :· Artists' Garden Cooperative.

Plein Air Salon Concerts: Karyn Ellis. Acoustic

folk & pop·. 345 Balliol St. 416-487-0705.


Thursday August 26

- 12:00 noon: Metropolitan United

Church. Tin.Shi Tam, organ & carillon. 56

Queen St. East. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.

- 12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square.

Tasty Thursdays Concert: David Leask Band.

100 Queen St. West. 416-395:0490. free.

- 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Summer

Music in the Garden: Reed Rebels. World pre·

mieres by Sokolovic & Mott; composed &

improvised music. Lori Freedman, clarinets;

Tiina Kiik, accordion; David Mott, saxophone.

6:DO.: Pre-concert tour. 475 Queens Quay

West. 416-973-4000. free.

Sunday August 29

-4:00: Toronto Music Garden.Summer

Music in the Garden: Kids Compose. Young

audience members create a new piece with

Peter Pavlovsky, double bass, Erin Donovan,

percussion & Camille Watts, flute. 475

Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. free.

- 7:30: Mel Lastman Square.Sund11y Ser·

enades: Sonata Sings Sinatra. Rick Sonata,

performer. 5100 Yonge St. 4) 6-395-0490.


Monday August 30

-12:15: Music Mondays.Jim Dolmage,

fiddler. Music by Rogers, DeJarlis, Allen,

Messer, Landry & Dolmage; traditional tunes.

Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square.

416-598·4?21 x222. $5 suggested donaJion.

Tuesday August 31

- 8:00: Canadian Opera Company/Al· ·

tamira. Altamira Summer Opera Concerts.

Guest soloists; performance by children from·

the COC Summ.er Opera Camp; members of

, the COC Ensemble Studio; COC Orchestra;

Richard Bradshaw, conductor. CIBC Stage,

235 Queens Quay West. 416-363-6671.


Wednesday September 01

- 7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative.

Plein Air Salon Conce'rts: Abeena Samm. Reg·

gae to gospel vocals. 34.5 Ballioi St. 416-487 ·

0705. $10. '

· - 8:00: Canadian Opera Company/Al·

tamira. Altamira Summer Oper11 Concerts.

CIBC Stage. See August 31.

Thursday September 02

- 7:00: Toronto Music Garden. Summer

Music in the G11rden: Esmeralda Enrique Span·

ish Dance Company. flamenco dance & music.

Guests: Jose Luis Perez, vocals; Dominique

Soulard, guitar. 6:00: Pre-concert tour. 475

Queens Quay West. 415.973:4000. free.

- 8:00: Canadian Opera Company/Al·

tamira. Altamira Summer Opera Concerts.

CIBC Stage. See August 31.

Sunday September 05

- 3:00: University of Toronto/The Sol·

diers' Tower Committee. Carillon Recital

Series: John Widmann, carillonneur. The lawn,

Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416·978·

2452. Free.

- 4:00: Thornhill Community Band. Den·

ny Ringler, music director. Unionville Band·

stand, Main St. & Fred Varley Dr., Unionville.

416·223-7152. Free.

Monday September 06

- 12: 15: Music Mondays. Canadian Works.

Zelda Turner, soprano ~nd Morning Star River.

Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square.

416-598-4521 x222. $5 suggested donation.

Further afield

(in this issue: Angus, Barrie, Blyth,

Bright, Brighton, Brockville, Burnt Riv·

er, C~nlbridge, Coboiug, Collingwood,

Drayton, Fenelon Falls, Grand Bend,

Hamilton, Jackson's Point, Kincardine,

Lindsay, Meaford, Niagara-on·the·Lake,

Orangeville, Orillia, Os.hawa, Ottawa,

Penetanguishene, Peterborough, Petro·

lia, Port Perry, Port Stanley, Sault Ste.

M;uie, Sharon, Sonya, Stirling, Strat·

ford, Wasaga Beach, Waterloo)


Thursday July 01

- 1 :30: Marilyn Stroud, soprano & Don

Oeathe, piano. We All Call It C11nada: An

Afternoon of Music to Celebrate Canada Day.

Fenelon Falls Museum, Oak Street. 705·

887-1 044. Donations to the Museum wel·


- 2:00 & 7:00: Sunshine Festival Thea·

tre Company. C11ts. Music by Andrew Lloyd

Webber. Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga

St. West. 1-800-683·8747. $26(preview).

for complete run see music theatre ,listings.

- 8:00: Brighton Barn Theatre. Northum·

berland Calling Normandy. "Radio Show" with

songs and skits of 1944. 96 Young'Street,

Brighton. 613-475·2144. $12, WW2 veter·

ans free(call for ticket). Contribution made to

the Juno Centre in Normandy. For complete

run see music theatre listings.

- 8:00: Georgian Theatre Festival. Fidd·

/in' With The Truth: By Nils Ling. Comic sto·

ries & traditional East Coast songs & tunes.

A'llison Ling, Ellen MacPhee & Jeff Matheson,

musicians. Meaford Hall Opera House, 1 Z

Nelson SI. East. 888-5414444. $25. for

complete run see music theatre listings.

Friday July 02

- 12: 15: Viola Camp 2004. Viola Camp

Recital First United Church, King & William

Streets, Waterloo. 519-742-2604. Freewill


- 8:00: Welcome Wood Productions/

Brockville Arts Centre/Toronto All·Star

Big Band~ Songs Sin11tra Taught Me, The

Show. Guest: Tommy Ambrose, vocals. ·

Brockville Arts Centre, 235 King St. West.

877-342-7122. $18-$24.50'.

Saturday July 03

- 8:00: Jackson· Triggs Amphitheatre.

Twilight in the Vineyard: Colin James. Blues,

rock. Niagara ~state Winery, 2145 Regional

Road 55, Niagara·on·the·Lake. 905-468·

4637, 866-589-4637. $49.

- 8:00: Welcome Wood Productions/

Brockville Arts Centre/Toronto All·Star

Big Band.Songs Sinatra Taught Me, The

Show. Brockville Arts Centre. See July 2. ·

Sunday July 04

- 7:00: Amis du Jazz. Without Words. Laila

Biali, piano; Tara Davidson, sax; Karine Chap·

delaine, bass; Jesse Baird, drums. The Church

in Sonya, Simcoe St., 13k north of Port Perry.

705-357-2468. $15.

Monday July 05

- 7:30: Stratford Festival.Night Music:

No Big Whoop! Jazz old & new. Jerry John·

son, trombone; Don Englert, flute, sax; Alan

Laing, piano; Kevin Muir, bass; Michael Wood,

drums. Paul D. fleck Marquee, Festival Thea·

Ire, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 1-800-567·

1600. $20.

Tuesday July 06

- 2:00: l(uron Country Playhouse. A

Closer Walk With Patsy Cline - Memories of1

ii Musical legend. By Dean Regan. Playhouse II,

Grand Bend. 888-449-4463. $33, $20(18

& under), group rates. For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Wednesday July 07

- 8:00: Brockville Arts Centre. Menopos·

itive!- The Musical By J.J. McColl. 235

King St. West, Brockville. 877-342-7122.

$24.50,$21.50, group rates. For complete run

see music theatre listings.

Thursday July OB

- 2:00 & 8:00: Red Barn Theatre. little

Shop of Horrors. By Ashman & Menken. 991

Lake Dr., Jackson's Point., 1 ·S88.'733.

2.276. Preview $22; eve: $26, $22(sr/st),

$15(child 12 & under). For complete run see

music theatre listings. ·

- 8:00: Port Stanley Festival Theatre.

lvanka Chews The Fat. Musical comedy. Mu· '

sic by Waytowich & Potts; starring Jo-Ann

Waytowich. 302 Bridge St.,, Port Stanley.

519-782-4353. $25. For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Monday July 12

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

love, look Away • .Love songs in jazz, show

tunes, standards & classics. Lesley Andrew

Trio: Lesley Andrew, soprano; Kevin Muir,

double bass; Kevin Rammesar, acoustic guitar.

·Paul D. fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, 55

Queen St., Stratford. 1 ·800-567-1600. $20.

- 8:00: Kitchener·Waterl~o Chamber

Music Society. Moshe Hammer, violin;

I Michael Traster, gu1~ar. Music by Paganini,

Legnani, Bach, de Falla, Piazzolla. KWCMS

Music Room, 57 Young St. West, Waterloo.

519-886-1673. $25, $20(sr), $15(st).

Wednesday July 14

- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber

Music Society.Alexander Tselyakov, pian~.

Canadian & other modern works. KWCMS

Music Room, 57 Young St. West, Waterloo.

519-886-1 673. $20, $15(sr), $1 O(st).

]UL Y 1 - SEPT 7 2004


- 8:00: Theatre Cambridge. Nunsense. By

Dan Goggin. Cambridge Arts Theatre, 19

Concession St. 1-800-265-8977. $12·

$29.50. For complete run see music theatre


Thursday July 15

- 7:30: Boathouse Concert Series. Wa·

ter, Wind, Wood & Other Things - Music for

Recorders. Works by Handel, Telemann,

Staeps, Genzmer, G ibbons;Pentland & others.

Musical Chairs: Michel Allard, Simone Desilets,

Meri Gee & Allan Pulker, recorders. Peterborough

Millennium Walk Boathouse,

Water Street at King. 705-745-3485. $8.

Boathouse Concert Series


Friday July 16

- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber

Music Society. Triodicolore(Guy Yehuda,

clarinet; Yuval Golibovich, viola; Jimmy Briere,

piano}. Music by Mozart, Francaix, Schumann,

J!ruch. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St.

West, Waterloo. 519-886-1673. $20,

$15(sr), $1 O(st).

Saturday July 17

- 8:00: Niagara Symphony Orchestra.

Courtyard Concert. Music by Brahms, Barber,

Laurendeau, Gershwin. Measha

Brueggergosman, soprano; Daniel Swift,

conductor. Jackson Trig gs Niagara Estate,

2145 Regional Rd. 55, Niagara·on·tha·

Lake. 905-468-4637: $49.

Sunday July 18

- 11 :OOam: Shaw Festival. Sunday Coffee

Concert. Perfonnances by members of the ·

Music Department. Lobby, Festival Theatre,

10 Queen's Parade, Niagara·on·tha·Laka.

1·800-511-7429. free. ·

Monday July 19

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

fandango! Music for guitars from the Spanish

old & new worlds. Terry McKenna, guitar.

Paul D. fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, 55

Queen St., Stratford. 1 ·800-567-1600. $20.

Tuesday July 20

- 2:00: Blyth festival. Spirit of the Narrows.

By Anne Ledennan. Old style fiddling

jamboree & a tour of Canada's folk music traditions.

Gil Garratt, director; Capucine Onn &

other perfonners. Blyth Memorial Hall. 877-

)UL Y 1 - SE PT 7 2004

862-5984. $20·$29.50. for complete run see

music theatre listings.

- 8:00: King's Wharf Theatre.Swing/ - A

Tribute to the Big Band Era. By Alan &

Blanche Lund; orchestrations & vocal arrange·

ments by·Howard Cable. Discovery Harbour,

Panatanguishana. 888·449-4463.

$27(preview). for complete run see music

theatre listings.

Wednesday July Z 1

- 2:00 & 8:00: Lighthouse Festival

Theatre. Two Pianos, four Hands by Ted

Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt. 247 Main St.,

Port Dover. 519-583-2221. Preview: $18,

$12(youth). for complete run see music

theatre listings.

- 8:00: Brockville Arts Cantre. Irving

Berlin ... Always. Written by Joey Miller. Cele·

brat ion of the composer. 235 King St. West,

Brockvilla. 877-342·7122. $24.50. For

complete run see music theatre listings.

Friday July 23

- 8:00: Lynn McDonald Presents. Per·

tanners tba. Port Perry United Church, 294

Queen St. 705-357·2~68. $15.

Saturday July 24

- 3:00: Novalis Hall. Symphony in the Barn

Chamber Players. From classical to jazz.

7841 4th line, Angus. 705-722-5408. $30.

- 7:30: Nadina Mackie Jackson, bas·

soon. Music by Bach, Telemann, Mignone,

Steinmetz & Corrette. Guests: Fraser Jack·

son, contrabassoon; Catherine Carignan &

Benson Bell, bassoons. Burnt River United

Church. 705-454-8045. Admission by dona:

lion. Benefit concert for BRUC Beads of Hope

campaign for victims of HIV/AIDS.

Sunday July ZS

- 2:00: Blyth Festival. Blyth Festival Sing·

ers 30th Anniversary Concert. Traditional

maritime tunes & other Canadian choral music.

Blyth Memorial Hall. 877-862-5984.


Monday July 26

- 2:00: Toronto All·Star Big Band. Broad·

cast from the Blue Room. Musical revue of

North American mania in the 1940s. Walter's

Family Fann, Bright. 519-453-5559. For

complete run see music theatre listings.

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Nigh( Music:

It's About Time ... Muir: Einstein's Dreams;

arrangements of tunes from the worlds of pop,

tango and jazz. John Mcfadyen, narrator; Hen·

ry Zielinski & Karen Zielinski, violins; Artur

Jansons, viola; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello & other

perfonners. Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival

Theatre,.55 Queen St., Stratford. 1 ·800· ·

567·1600. $20.

Wednesday July 28

- 8:00: Globus Theatre/Academy Thea·

tra for Performing Arts. Scenes From My

Dock. By Vince Grittani; music by Milis &

Grittani. Musical about cottage life. 2 Lindsay

St. South, Lindsay. 705-324-9111, 877-

888-0038. $22.50, $19.50(st). For complete

run see music theatre listings.

Thursday July 29

- 8:00: Northumberland Players. Forever

Plaid. Written by Stuart Ross;· musical ar·

rangements by James Raitt. Victoria Hall, 55

King St. W., Cobourg. 905-372-2210.

$32,$20. For complete run see music theatre


Monday August 02

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

Music in Common: In Good Company. Cham·

ber music by Viennese masters. Heather Mor·

rison, piano; Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Derek

Conrod, horn; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello. Paul D.

Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, 55 Queen

St., Stratford. 1-800-567·1600. $20.

Tuesday August 03

- 8:00: Shaw Festival.Floyd.Collins. By

Guettel; musical direction by Paul Sportelli;

Jay Turvey, Glynis Ranney, Jeff Madden &

Sharry f.lett, perfonners. Court House Thea·

Ire, Niagara·on·tha·Laka. 1-800-511 ·

7429. $50 (preview). For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Wednesday August 04

- 7:30: Northdala Concert Band. Outdoor

Summer Concert. Stephen Chenette, music

director. Oshawa Civic Bandshell, SW corner

of Simcoe & Metcalfe Sis. 905-886-0858.


Thursday August 05

- 2:00 & 8:00: Sunshine Festival Thea·

tra Company. Oklahoma! Orillia Opera

House, 20 Mississaga St. West. 1-800-683·

8747. $26(preview). For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Friday August 06

- 8:00: Theatre Collingwood. Nunsense.

By Dan Goggin. Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario

St., Collingwood. 1-866-382-2200.

$30, $15(18 & under). For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Saturday August 07

- 8:00: Thaatra Orangeville. Moments to

Remember. Musical revue of the 40s & 50s.

S\arring The Voices of Showtime. 87 Broad·

way, Orangeville. 1 ·800-424-1295, 519·

942-3423. $29.

Sunday August 08

- 2:00: Niagara Symphony. Music '

exploring the relationship between music &

wine, by Purcell, Brahms, Royer, Vivaldi, ,

Laurendeau, Gershwin & Krieger. 14-piece

string ensemble; Daniel Swift, music director.

Chateau des Channes, Niagara·on·tha·

Lake. 905-262·4219 x27. $30.

- 2:00: Theatre Orangeville. Moments to

Remember. See Aug 7.

- 7:00: Amis du Jazz. Richard WMeman,

piano; Brandi Oisterheft, bass; Sly Jushas,

drums. The Church in Sonya, Simcoe St., 13k

north of Port Perry. 705-357-2468. $15.

Monday August 09

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

Songs from Sondheim ... and So On! Selections

from Sondheim; popular showtunes & jazz.

Barbara Fulton, vocals; Paul Shilton, piano.

Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, 55

Queen St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $20.

Tuesday August 10

parade of 60s classics. Book by Anne Beatts;

music & lyrics by Ellie Greenwich & friends.

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene. 888·

449-4463. $27(preview). For complete run

see music theatre listings.

Wednesday August 11

- 8:00: Brockville Arts Centra. SUDS -

The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera. 235

King St. West, Brockvilla. 877-342-7122.

$24.50. For complete run see music theatre


Friday August 13

- 7:00: National Youth Orchestra of

Canada/City of Sault Sta. Maria. Berlioz:

Benvenuto Cellini Overture; Chatman: Tara's

Dream; Britten: Young Person's Guide To The

Orchestra; Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude Act 3;

Dvorak: Symphony 117.,Kazuyoshi Akiyama, ·

conductor. Roberta Bandar Park Tent Pavilion,

65 Foster Dr., Sault Sta. Marie. 416-532·

4470 x221 .. Free.

Sunday August 15

- 11 :OOam: Shaw Festival. Sunday Coffee

Concert. Perfonnances by members of the

Music Department. Lobby, Festival Theatre,

10 Queen's Parade, Niagara·on·tha·Laka.

1-800-511·7 429. Free.

- 2:00 & 7:00: Thor Collage/Theatre by

the Bay. Children'sShow: Robin Hood (The

Musical}. By Clark Harris; directed by Larissa

Mair. Heritage Park, Barrie. 705-735-9243.

$7. For complete run see music theatre list·


- 7:00: Amis du Jazz.Jeff Taylor, violin;

Arch Rockefeller, guitar,· Ron Grani, bass;

Jason Be;nardon, drums. The Church in Son·

ya, Simcoe St., 13k north of Port Perry. 705·

357-2468. $15.

- 7:00: Northdale Concert Band. Outdoor

Summer Concert. Stephen Chenette, music

director. (lquatheatre, Couchiching Beach

Park, Orillia. 905-886-0858. Free.

Monday August 16

- 7:30: National Youth Orchestra of

Canada/National Arts Cantre. Wagner:

Lohengrin, Prelude Act 3; Shannan: Mirrors,

Echoes (2004 commission); Hetu: Images de

la Revolution; Mahler: Symphony 114. Jennifer

· Farrell, soprano; Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor.

National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street,

Ottawa. 1 ·866-850-2787 x280, 613-947·

7000 x280. Free. ·

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

Bassoon Bonanza! Prokofiev: Peter and the

Wolf; music for bassoon & contrabassoon.

Jerry Robinson, Bill Cannaway & Julie Shier,

bassoons; guest narrator & vocalist. Paul D . .

Fleck M~rquee, Festival Theatre, 55 Queen

St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. $20.

Tuesday August 17

- 7:00: Toronto All•Star Big Band.Jazz

in the Park. Nancy Island Historic Site, Wasa·

ga Beach. 705-429-2247.

- 8:00: Huron Country Playhouse. Man

of la Mancha. By Dale Wassennan; music by

- 8:00: Huron Country Playhouse. Mo· Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Mainstage,

ments to Remember - A Wander Oown Mem.r Grand Bend. 888-449-4463. $33, $20(18

ory Lane. Starring The Mantini Sisters; music - & under), group rates. For complete run see

arranged & adapted by Howard Cable. Main·

stage, Grand Band .. 888·449"l463. $33,

$20(18 & under), group rates. For complete

run see music theatre listings.

- 8:00: King's Wharf Theatre. leader of

the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical. Hit

music theatre listings.

Wednesday August 18

- ·2:00 & 7:30: Stirling Festival Theatre.

Aline ~f Green Gables. By Harron & Campbell.

Stirling, ON. 877-312-1162. $22.50(eve),


$20(mat), $7.&0(l 8 & under), group rates. For

complete run see music theatre listings.

- 7:00: Toronto All·Star Big Band.Jazz

in the Park. Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia.


...: 8:00: Georgian Theatre Festival. Cowgirls.

By Howie & Murfitt; directed by Lezlie

Faith Wade. Musical that combines country

and classical music in Broadway style. Mea·

ford Hall Opera House, 12 Nelson St. East.

888-541-4444. $25. For complete run see

music theatre listings.

- 8:00: Red Barn Theatre.Jasper Station.

By Norm Foster & Steve Thomas. 991 Lake

Dr., Jackson's Point. 1 ·888-733-2276.

Preview $22; eve: $26, $22(sr/st), $15(child

12 & under). For complete run see music thea·

tre listings ..

Thursday August 19

- 8:00: Bluewater Summer Playhouse.

DADS! The Musical. By Robert More; music

by Tom Doyle. 707 Queen Street, Kincar·

dine. 877-396-5722. $22. For complete run '

see music theatre listings.

Sunday August ZZ

- 3:00: Novalis Hall.Hilario Duran Trio.

Roberto Occhipinti, bass; Erner O'Driscoll,

vocals. 7841 4th line, Angus. 705-722·

5408. $20.

Monday August Z3

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music:

Ed Vokurka 's Jazz Violin Ensemble. Parisian

stylings of gypsy swing and music made popu:

lar by Stephane Grappelli. Ed Vokurka, jazz

violin; Tony Quarringt on, jazz guitar; Abbey

Sholzberg, bass. Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festi·

val Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 1 ·.800·

567·1600. $20.

Tuesday August Z4

- 2:00: Drayton. Festival Theatre. Mo·

· ments to Remember- A Wander Down Mem·

ory lane. Starring The Mantini Sisters; music

arranged & adapted by Howard Cable. 33 Wei·

lington St. South, Diayton. 888-449-4463.


$27(preview), $ 20(18 & under), group rates.

for complete run see music theatre Ii.stings.

- 7:00: Hamilton Place. Daniel O'Donnell

in Concert. Easy listening, rock & pop stand·

ards, country western hits & traditional Irish

ballads.1 Summers Lane, Hamilton. 905·

527-7666. $49.50-$69.50.

- ·8:00: Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, I

Do! I Oaf Book & lyrics by Tom Jones; music

by Harvey Schmidt; Alan Moon, music direc·

tor. Starring Brian McKay & Karen Wood. 411

Greenfield Stree.t, Petrolia. 1 ·800-717·

7694. $22(preview). For complete run see

music theatre listings.

Thursday August Z6

- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber

Music Society. Takai String Duarte!. Music

by Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorak. KWCMS

Music Room, 57 Young St. West, Waterloo .

519-886-1673. $20, $15(sr), $1 O(st).

Friday August Z7

- 8:00: Hamilton Place. Chicago. 1 Sum·

mers Lane, Hamilton. 905-527-7666. For

complete run see music theatre listings.

Sunday August Z9

- 11 :OOam: Shaw Festival.Sunday Coffee

Concert. Performances by members of the

Music Department. Lobby, Festival Theatre,

10 Queen's Parade, Niagara·on·the·Lake.

1 ·800-511-7429. Free.

- 2:00: Sharon Temple Historic Site. '

laura Bowes, Karine White & Samantha Tay·

!or, sopranos. 18974 Leslie St., Sharon.

905-478·2389. $18,$15.

- 7:30: Shaw Festival. Vineyard Concert:

Bloomer Girl. By Arlen & Harburg; directed by

Jackie Maxwell. Musical reading. Jackson·

Triggs Estates Winery, Niagara·on·the·

lake. 1 ·800·511-7429.·$25. ·

Monday August 30

- 7:30: Stratford Festival. Night Music: In

the Garden of Adonis. Hovhaness: In the Gar·

den of Adonis; music by Debussy, Bax and

Faure. Sharon Kahan, flute; Artur Jansons,

viola; Julia Shaw, harp. Paul D. Fleck Mar.·

quee, Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Strat·

ford. 1-800-567·1600. $20.

Tuesday August 31

- 8:00: Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Summer of love. By McHarge & Stewart;

music of Baez, Dylan, Joni Mitchell & others.

247 Main St., Port Dover. 519-583-2221.

$25, $22(sr), $12(youth). For complete run

see music theatre listings.

Wednesday September 01

- 8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber

Music Society.Sean Bennesch, violin;

Sydney Bulman-Fleming, piano. KWCMS

Music Room, 5 7 Young St. West, Waterloo.


Friday September 03

- 8:00: No.valis Hall. Esmeralda Enrique

Spanish Dance Company. 7841 4th line, An·

gus. 705-722-5408. $25.

Tuesday September 07

- 2:00: Drayton Festival Theatre. Fiddler

on the Roof. By Stein, Bock & Harnick. 33

Wellington St. South; Drayton. 888-449·

4463. $27(preview), $20(18 & under), group

rates. For COlllJk!te run see music treatre fistings.

Birdcage Productions. West Side Story. By

Leonard Bernstein; starring Heinz Winckler.

Aug12-14: 8:00. HammersonHall, 4141

Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905·306·

6000. $25-$45.

Bluewater Summer Playhouse. Come By

The Hills. Starring Brian McKay & Jacqueline

Sadler. To July 10. Tues·Fri 8:00; Wed 2:00

& 8:00; S"at 2:00 & 9:00. 707 Queen Street,

Kincardine. 877-396-5722. $22(eve),


Bluewater ·summer Playhouse. DAOS!

The Musical. By Robert More; music by Tom

Doyle. Aug 19-Sep 4. Tues-Fri 8:00; Wed

2:00 & 8:00; Sat 2:00 & 9:00. 707 Queen

Street, Kincardine. 877-396-5722. $22(eve),

$20(mat). ·

Blyth Festival.Spirit of the Narrows. By

Anne Lederman. Old style fiddling jamboree &

a tour of Canada's folk music traditions. Gil

Garratt, director; Capucine Onn & other per·

formers. July 20·22: 2:00; July 22 & 23:

.8:00. Blyth Memorial Hall. 877-862-5984.


Brighton Barn Theatre. Northumberland

Calling Normandy. "Radio Show" with songs

and skits of 1944. July i · 17. Thurs-Sat: 8:00.

96 Young Street, Brighton. 613-475-2144.

$12, WW2 veterans free(call for ticket). Con·

tribution made to the Juno Centre in Norman·


Brockville Arts Centi!. Irving Berlin ...

Always. Written by Joey Miller. Celebration

of the composer. July 21 ·25. Wed-Sat: 8:00,

Thurs & Sun: 2:00. 2.35 King St. West, Brock·

ville. 877-342-7122. $24.50, $21.50(youth/

sr), mat: $22.50, $20(youth/sr).

Brockville Arts Centre. Menopositive! -

The Musical. By J.J. McColl. July 7·11 & 14·

18, Wed-Sat: 8•00; Thurs & Sun: 2:00. 235

King St. West, Brock ville. 877-342-7122.

$24.50,$21.50, group rates.



Brockville Arts Centre. SUDS - The Rock·

ing 60's Musical Soap Opera. Aug 11·15, 18·

22. Wed·Sat: 8:00, Thurs & Sun: 2:00. 235

King St. West, Brockville. 877-342-7122 ..


Canadian Opera Company/Altamira.

AltamiraSummerOpera Concerts. Guest

soloists; performance by children from the

CDC Summer Opera Camp; members of the

CDC Ensemble Studio; CDC Orchestra; Rich·

ard Bradshaw, conductor. Aug 31, Sep 1 & 2:

8:00. CIBC Stage, 235 Queens Quay West.

416-363-6671. Free.

CanStage. Urinetown. Musical comedy.

Music & lyrics by Hollmann; musical staging

by John Carrafa. To Sep 4. Bluma Appel Thea·

tre, 27 Front St. East. 416-368-3110. $45·


Civic Light Opera Company. Some En·

chanted Evening - The Rodgers & Hammer·

stein Revue. Highlights from Oklahoma!, Car·

ousel, The King & I, South Pacific, Flower

Drum Song & more. Starring Bob Deutsch,

David Haines, Carol Kugler, Susan Sanders,

Catherine Uy & Joe Cascone. Aug 3·6. Eve·

nings: 8:00, matinees Aug 4 & 6: 2:00. Fair·

view Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive.

416-755-1717. $17.50, $15.

Drayton Festival Theatre. Fiddler on the

Roof. By Stein, Bock & Harnick. Sep 7-0ct 16,

various times. 33 Wellington St. South, Dray·

ton. 888-449-4463. $27(preview), $20(18 &

under), group rates.

Drayton Festival Theatre. Moments to

Remember - A Wander Down Memory lane.

Starring The Mantini Sisters; music arranged

& adapted by Howard Cable. Aug 24·28.

Tues· Thurs & Sat: 2:00; Wed-Sat: 8:00. 33

Wellington St. South, Drayton. 888·449·

4463. $27(preview), $20(18 & under), group

rate.s. :>:S .;-. ~,. ·s- ~~

Firefly Theatre/Theatre Hybrid/Shrimp

Magnet Theatre. The Emperor's New

Clothes. By Keenan & Halferty. Show for kids

of all ages with song, dance & pantomime.

July 3-Sep 6: 10:30am, 11:30am,12:30 &

1 :30. Lagoon Theatre, Centre Island to the left

of the Ferry Docks, Toronto Island. 416-322·

9619. $4.

Georgian Theatre Fes'tival. Cowgirls, By

Howie & Murfitt; directed by Lezlie Faith ·

Wade. Musical that combines country and

classical music in Broadway style. Aug 18·

Sep 4. Evenings: 8:00; matinees Aug 21,28 &

Sep 4: 2:00. Meaford Hall Opera House, 12

Nelson St. East. 888·541 ·4444. $25(ev~),

.$18(preview & Fridays for sr/youth), $20(Sat


Georgian Theatre Festival. Fiddlih' With

The Truth. By Nils Ling. Comic stories & tradi·

tional East Coast songs & tunes. Allison Ling,

Ellen MacPhee & Jeff Matheson, musicians.

July 1 ·3: 8:00, July 3: 2:00. Meaford Hall

Opera House, 12 Nelson St. East. 888-541 ·

4444. $25(eve), $18(preview & Fridays for

sr/youth), $20(Sat matinee).

Globus Theatre/Academy Theatre for

Performing Arts.Scenesfroin My Dock. By

Vince Grittani; music by Mills & Grittani.

Musical about cottage life. July 28·Aug 7.

W~d -Sat: 8:00, Thurs & Fri: 2:00. 2 Lindsay

St. South, Lindsay. 705·324·9111, 877-888·

0038. $22.50, $19.50(st).

Hamilton Place. Chicago. Aug 27 & 28:

8:00, Aug 28 & 29: 2:00. 1 Summers Lane,

Hamilton. 905·527-7666.

Heartsounds/Toronto Fringe Festival.

-Postcards from the Heart. Musical tour of the

heart. Musical direction by M.J. Johnson;

starring.Harry Lewis; featuring Lee-Anne Gal·

loway ,& Christopher Wilson. July 2,3,5,7,8,

1O,11, various times. Artword Theatre Main·

stage, 75 Portland St. 416-966· 1062. $8. '


Huron Country Playhouse. A Closer Walk

With Patsy Cline - Memories of.a Musical

legend. By Dean Regan. July 6-Aug 28, various

. times. Playhouse II, Grand Bend. 888-449·

4463. $33, $20(18 & under), group rates.

Huron Country Playhouse. Man of la

Mancha. By Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch

Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Aug 17-Sep 4,

various times. Mainstage, Grand Bend. 888·

44~·4463. $33, $20(18 & under), group


Huron Country Playhouse. Moments to

Remember - A Wander Oown Memory lane.

Starring The Mantini Sisters; music arranged

& adapted by Howard Cable. Aug 10· 14.

Tues-Thurs: 8:00; Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2:00.

Mainstage, Grand Bend. 888-449-4463. $33,

$20(18 & under), group rates.

Huron Country Playhouse. Swing! -A

Tribute to the Big Band Era. By Alan &

Blanche Lund; orchestrations & vocal arrange·

ments by Howard ~able . To July 17, various

times. Mainstage, Grand Bend. 888-449:

4463. $33, $27(preview), $20(18 & under),

group rates.

King's Wharf Theatre. leader of the Pack:

The Ellie Greenwich Musical. Hit parade of

60s classics. Book by Anne Beatts; music & .

lyrics by Ellie Greenwich & friends. Aug 1 O·

Sep 4, various times. Discovery Harbour,

Penetanguishene. 888-449-4463. $33,

$27(preview), $20(18 & under), group rates.

King's Wharf Theatre. Swing!-A Tribute

to the Big Band Era. By Alan & Blanche Lund;

orchestrations & vocal arrangements by

Howard Cable. July 20-Aug 7, various.times.

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene. 888·

449-4463. $33, $27(preview), $20(18 &

under), group rates.

Lighthouse Festival Theatre. Two Pianos,

Four Hands. BY Ted Dykstra & Richard Green· ·

blatt. July 21 ·Aug7. Tues-Sat: 8:00, Wed,

Jul Y 1 - SEPT 7 2004

Thurs & Sat: 2 ~00. 247 Main St., Port Dover.

519-583-2221. $25, $22(sr), $12(youth);

preview & Sat matinee: $18, $12(youth).

lighthouse Festival Theatre. Summer of

love. By McHarge & Stewart; music of Baez,

Dylan, Joni Mitchell & others. Aug 31 ·Sep

11. Tues-Sat: 8:00, Wed, Thurs & Sat: 2:00.

247 Main St., Port Dover. 519-583-2221.

$25, $22(sr), $12(youth); Sat matinee: $18,

$12(youth). ·

living Arts Centre Mississauga/Drayton

Theatre. Moments to Remember. Musical

'journey from the 40s through to the 70s. Star·

ring the Mantini Sisters. Aug 17, 18,20,21:

2:00; Aug 18-21: 8:00. 4141 Living Arts

Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. Eve $28-

$35, mat $26-$31 .

Mirvish Productions. Hairspray. Broadway

musical. Vanessa Olivarez, Jay Brazeau, Tom

Rooney, Michael Torontow, Susan Henley &

ot her performers. To September 27. Tues-Sat:

8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun: 2:00. Princess of

l'jales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 41 .6-872-

1212, 1-800-,461-3333. $26-$84.

Mirvish Productions. Mamma Mia! Musical

based on the songs of ABBA. Music & lyrics by

Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus; book by Gath·

erine Johnson; directed by Phyllida Lloyd. To

September 26. Tues-Sat 8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun

2:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St.

West. 416-872-1212. $26 to $94.

Mirvish Productions. The last Empress.

Broadway-style musical about the life of

Queen Min, 19th century ruler of Korea. Aug

5-Sep 1. Tues-Thurs, Sat: 8:00; Wed, Sat,

Sun: 2:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St.

East. 416·872-2262. $35-$85.

Mirvish Productions. The Producers. Musi·

cal adaptation of the Mel Brooks film comedy.

Seim Cullen, Michael Therriault, Juan Chioran,

Paul O'Sullivan, Sarah Cornell & other per·

formers. To September 26. Tues-Sat: 8:00,

Wed, Sat, Sun: 2:00. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria.

416-364-4100. $31-$121.

Northumberland Players. Forever Plaid.

Written by Stuart Ross; musical arrangements

by James Raitt. July 29-31, Aug 1,3-8, 10-14:

8:00; July 31, Aug 1,4, 7,8, 11, 14, 15: 2:00.

Victoria Hall, 55 King St. W .. Cobourg. 905·

372-2210. $32,$20.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre. /vanka

Chews The Fat. Musical comedy. Mu.sic by

Waytowich & Potts; starring Jo-Ann Wayto·

wich. July 8-24. Tues-Sat: 8:00; Wed & Sat:

2:00, Sun July 18: 2:00. 302 Bridge St., Port

Stanley. 519-782-4353. $25.

Randolph Academy for the Performing

Arts.'4 Chorus line. By Kirkwood & Dante;

music by Hamlisch; musical direction by Diane

Leah. July 27-31: 8:00; July 31: 2:00.

Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst. 416·

924-2243 x226. $20,$1 O(st).

Red Barn Theatre.Jasper Station. By

Norm Foster & Steve Thomas. Aug 19-Sep 4.

991 Lake Dr., Jackson's Point. 1-888-733-

2276. Preview $22; eve: $26, $22(sr/st),

$15(child 12 & under).

Red Barn Theatre. little Shop of Horrors.

By Ashman & Menken. July 8-24. Tues-Sat:

8:00, Wed, Thurs & Sat: 2:00. 991 Lake Dr.,

Jackson's Point. 1-888-733-2276. Preview

& matinees $22; eve: $26, $22(sr/st),

$15(child 12 & under).

Sh~w Festival. Floyd Collins. By Guettel;

)ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

musical direction by Paul Sportelli; Jay Tur·

vey, Glynis Ranney, Jell Madden & Sharry

Flett, performers. Previews from Aug 3, regular

run Aug 20-0ct 9. Court House Theatre,

Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511 -7429. $42·


Shaw Festival. Pal Joey. By Rodgers &

Hart; musical direction by Paul Sportelli; Laurie

Paton, Adam Brazier & other performers.

To Oct 30. Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on·

the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429. $42-$77.

Showboat Festival Theatre. Forever Plaid.

By Stuart Ross; arrangements by James Raitt.

To July 3, various times. 296 Fielden Ave.,

Port Colborne. 888-870-8181, 905-834-

0833. $24.50, $21.50(sr/preview/mat).


Stirling Festival Theatre. Anne of Green

Gables. ByHarron & Campbell. Aug 18-Sep 4.

Tues-Sat: 7:30; Wed & Sat: 2:00. Stirling,

ON. 877-312-1162. $22.50(eve), $20(mat),

$7.50(18 & under), group rates.

Stratford Festival. Anything Goes. Music

& lyrics by Cole Porter. Douglas Chamberlain,

Patricia Collins, Cynthia Daie, David Hogan,

Sheila McCarthy & other performers; Berthold

Carriere, musical director. To Oct 31. Avon

Theatre, 100 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-


Stratford Festival. Guys and Dolls. Music

& lyrics by Loesser. Douglas Chamberlain,

Cynthia Dale, Patricia Collins, Bruce Dow,

Geordie Johnson & other performers; Berthold

Carriere, musical director. To Nov 7. Festival

Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 1-800-567 ·


Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Handel:

Julius Caesar. Workshop production. July

28,31: 8:00; Aug 4,7: 2:00. Robert Gill Theatre,

214 College St. 416-978-7986.


Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.·Dffimbach:

la Vie Parisienne. Workshop production. July

31, Aug 8: 2:00; Aug 3,6: 8:00. Robert Gill

Theatre, 214 College St. 416-978-7986.


Summer Opera Lyric Theatre:Strauss:

Ariadne auf Naxos. Workshop production. July

30, Aug 4, 7: 8:00; Aug 1: 2:00. Robert Gill Thea·

tre, 214 College St. 416-978-7986. $20,$15.

· · Sunshine Festival Theatre Com!Jany.

·Cats. Music by Andrew Lloyd W,ebber. July 1 ·

31. Tues-Sat, various times. Orillia Opera '

House, 20 Mississaga St. West. 1-800-683·

8747. $26 & up.

Sunshine Festival Theatre Company. ·

Oklahoma! Aug 5-28. Tues-Sat, various times.'

Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga St. West.

1-800-683-8747. $26 & up.

Theatre Cambridge. Nunsense. By Dan

Goggin. July 14-31, Tues-Sat various times.

Cambridge Arts Theatre, 19 Concession St. 1 ·

800-265-8977. $12·$29.50.'

Theatre Collingwood.Nunsense. By Dan

Goggin. Aug 6-14. Evenings 8:00, matinees

2:00. Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario St.,

Collingwood. 1-866-382-2200. $30, $15(18

· & under).

Thor College/Theatre by the Bay. CM

dren'sShow: Robin Hood (The Musical). By

Clark Harris; directed by Larissa Mair. Aug

15-Sep 4. Monday to Sunday. Weekdays 1 :00

& 5:00; Sundays only 7:00. Heritag~ Park,·

Barrie. 705-735-9243. $7. •

Thousand Islands Playhouse. The Music

Man. By Meredith Willson. To July 24. Tues­

Sat: 8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun: 2:30. Springer

Theatre, corner of Charles & South Sts .. Gana·

noque. 613-382-7020. $27-$32, $23(sr) ..

$15(child/st), group rates.

Toronto All·Star Big Band. Broadcast­

'rrom the Blue Room. Musical revue of North

American mania in the 1940s: July 26-29:

2:00, July 31: 8:00. Walter's Family Farm,

Bright. 519-463-5559.

Toronto Fringe Festival. Sleepless: A

New Musical. By McGrath & White. Eddie

Glen, Sharon Heldt, Todd Holley; Racheal Mc­

Caig, Krista Sutton & Mark Terene, performers.

July 2.4·6,9, 10, various times. Tarragon

Theatre, Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-

966· 1062. $8.

Toronto Fringe Festival. Waiting for Trudeau

- The Return of the King (A Musical Re·

· vue). By McCaig & McCaig; musical direction

& stagin'g by Paul Burwell; starring Paul Con·

stable, Brett McCaig, Paul Regan & Racheal

McCaig. July 3,5·9.11, various times. Tarra -,

gon Theatre Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave.

416-966-1062. $8.


Transgender living Room Theater., My

Name Is Not Barbra. By Seraphymn; directed

Thursday July D1

12:00 noon: TD Jazz.lunchtimeSen'es

5:00: T D Jazz. Groove and Graffiti

8:00: Mel Lastman Square. lighthouse &

Bradley and the Bouncers

8:00: TD Jazz. New Deal/Wax Poetic.

Friday July DZ

12:00 noon: TDJazz. lunchtime Sen'es.

5:00: TD Jazz. Humber Faculty Ensemble.

8:00: TDJazz. Rite of Stnngs

11 :OOpm: Harbourlront Centre. Nurse Kaya

Stnng Ouartet.

by David Bateman. One man show written &

performed by Seraphim. July 1,2,3: 8:00.

Take A Walk On The Wildside, 161 Gerrard

St. East. 416·921-6112. $15.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia./ Doi I Doi

Book & lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey

Schmidt; Alan Moon, music director. Starring

Brian McKay & Karen Wood. Aug 24-Sep 11.

Tues-Sat various times. 411 Greenfield Street,

Petrolia. 1-800-717-7694. $26, $25(st). $16(under

14). $22(preview). group rates.

Westben Arts Festival Theatre. Mozart:

The Magic Flute. UBC Opera Ensemble; Nancy

Hermiston. director. July 1 & 2: 2:00. The

Barn, 3 km northwest of Campbellford ON on

County Rd. 30. 705-653·5508, 877-883-

5777. $30(cushion), $25(folding chair),


YSIS Entertainment/Sting Music. UMO­

JA - The Spirit of Togetherness. Musical

celebration of South African song and dance.

By Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni; cast of

40 singers, dancers, drummers and marimba

players. Aug 3·22. Tues·Sat: 8:00, Wed &

Sat: 2:00, Sun: 3:00. Elgin Theatre, 189

Yonge St. 416-872-5555. $3~·$85.


Saturday July DJ

2:00: TD Jazz.lunchtime Series

5:00: TD Jazz. Carlo Actis Dato, saxophone &

bass clarinet

8:00: Harbourlront Centre. David Murray and

the Gwo Ka Masters.

8:00: TD Jazz • The Bad Plus/Gary Burton

Generations Owntet

Sunday July D4

2:00: TD Jazz.lunchtimeSen'es:Dapp Theory.

5:00: TD Jazz. York Facuhy Ensemble.

6:30: Harbourfront Centre. Vasy/ Popadiuk

8:00: TD Jazz. Organ Summit.

Wednesday July 07

7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air

Salon Concerts: Dati1'e/a Nardi Trio

Thursday July 8

9:00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:


Saturday July 10

1 :00: Small World Music. Global Cafe:

MansaSissoko, korap/ayer

3:00: Celebrate Toronto.Swing Rosie

4:30: Celebra.te Toronto. Chn's Bottomley Gp.

Sunday July 11

1 :30: Celebrate Toronto. Canada Pops Orch.

2:00: Music Africa. Afrofest 2004: Mansa

Sissoko, kora player.

3:00: Celebrate Toronto. George lake Big Band

Wednesday July 14

8:00: Hummingbird Centre. Glenn Miller Orch.

Thursday July 15

7:30: North York Concert Band

Saturday J'!IY 17

8:00: Hummingbird Centre.Dav1if Rudder&

Friends· The Rhythm Ri~er

Wednesday July Z 1

7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. P/e1n Air

Sa(on Concerts: Mark Sepic

Sunday July 25

7:30: Mellastman Square.Sunday

Serenades: Peter Appleyard and His Big Band.

Wednesday July ZB

7:00: Artists' Garden Cooperative: Plein Air

Salon Concerts: Michael Brown Group.

Thursday July 29

7:30: North York Concert Band.

Sunday August 01.

7:30: Mel Lastman Square.Sunday

Serenades: Jennifer Valentyne.

Wednesday August 04

7:30: Artists' Garden Cooperative. Plein Air

Salon Concerts: Mli:hae/ Kleniec.

Thursday August 05

7:00: To. Al~Star Big Band.DanCJng TtU Dark.

Sunday August 15

7:30: Mel Lastman Square.Sunday,

Serenades: George lake Band.

Monday August 16

12: 15: Music Mondays. autoni:kshaw

Thursday August 19

12:00 noon: Nathan Phillips Square. Tasty

Thursdays: Starlight Orchestra w. Swing Rosie.

Friday August ZO

8:00: Markh,m Jazz Festival. Gala Opening


Saturday August Z1

8:30: Yamaha Canada Music: Special Gala

Concert. •

Sunday August ZZ

7:30: Mel Lastman Square. Sunday

Serenades: Toronto Megacity Swing Band.


(in this issue: Angus, Bright. Orillia,

Penetanguishene, Sonya, Stratford,

Wasaga Beach)

Sunday July 04

7:00: Amis du Jazz. Without Words Sonya

Monday July 05

7:30: Stratford. Night Music: No Big Whoop!

Monday July 12

7:30: Stratford. Night Music: lpve, look Away

Tuesday July 20

8:00: King's Wharf Theatre.Sw1ng!-A

Tribute to the Big Band Era Penetanguishene.

Saturday July 24

3:00: Novalis Hall.Symphony 1n the Barn

Chamber Players Angus.

Monday July 26

2:00: Toronto All· Star Big Band. Broadcast

Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416·481 -6865

Every Mon Salsa Night w/ OJ Frank Bischun.

Every Tue Christopher Plock Swing

Extravaganza. Every Wed.The Outlaws.

Every Thu Mike Ferfolia Band OR Wade 0

Brown. Jul 2, 9, 10, Aug 6, 7, 2Q, lady Kane

[July 7th, Third Year Anniversary Party}. Jul

3, 16, 17, Aug 21 Mischief. Jul 23, 24, 31,

Aug 13, 14, 28, Soular.

Arbour Cafti 266 Lakeshore Rd. E.,

Oakville. 905:844-1840

Ben Wicks 424 Parliament 416-961 ·9425

, All shows start at 8 or 8:30: No cover

1st Sat/month The Jazz Extension. 2nd

Sat/month Georgia Ambros. 4th Sat/month

Janine Blanchard w. Norm Amadio &

Rosemary Galloway.

Cameron House

408 Queen St. W. 416·703·0811

C'est What 67 Front St. E. 416·867 ·9499

Saturday afternoon traditional jazz from the

Hot Five Jazzmakers, 4· 7 pm

Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles 416-588 2930

Every Sun. Ron Davis Jam Session.

Grasshopper Jazz & Blues bar

460 Parliament St. 416·323; 1210


from the Blue Room .. Bright

7:30: Stratford.Night Music: It's About Time

Sunday August 08

7:00: Amis du Jazz.Richard Whiteman, Brandi

Oisterheft, Sly Jushas. Sonya

Monday August 09

7:30: Stratford. Night Music: Songs from

Sondheim and So On

Sunday August 15

7:00: Amis du Jazz.Jeff Tay/or, Arch

Rockefeller, Ron Grant, Jason Bernardon


Tuesday August 17

7:00: Toronto All· Star Big Band. Jazz in the

Park, Wasaga Beach.

Wednesday August 18

7:00: To. All· Star Big Band.Jazz in the Park,


All shows start at 10 pm, No cover

Jul 9 Snooky Tynes. Jul 16 Groove

Conspiracy 1$4 cover}. 23 Teez'n with Sadie T.

Grossman's Tavern,

379 Spadina Ave, 416-977-7000.

The Happy Pals have been stomping New

Orleans Jazz at Grossman's Tavern for

decades. How many decades? Nobody seems

to know for sure. Founded and led by Kid

Bastien until his death in early 2003, the

Happy Pals are still rocking the house

Saturdays 4:00 to 8:00 pm, or later.

Hot House Cafe

Market Square 416·366-7800

Jazz brunch every Sunday, alternating weeks:

Ken Churchill Quartet, 5spot

Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas West.

416·531 ·6604. Jul 10 Garnet Rogers

Lisa's Cafe 245 Carlaw Ave. 416·406·6470

Jul 9 Arsen Tor!akovic &Fabrice Secco. Jul

11 Peter Smith Trio. Jul 16 lisa Particelli.

Jul 18 Georgia Ambros. Jul 23 Richard

Whitehouse. Jul 25 Swing de Paris.

Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West.

Call 416·588-0307 for further times and info.

Every Sat, Cuban Percussion School

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those policies have been in effect anyway - applying to people of

any age.

As someone who has found venues to take children as young as 9

or 12, I can vouch that even the very young can and do fall in

love with this music, as long as they are given the opportunity.

Now, in addition to the festivals and concert halls, there is a

whole other resource open to those who want to listen.

I just wish it could have been sooner.

I was not even going to try to get into a bar at the age of 16 - so

I.listened to The Freeway Dixieland Septet (The Rex, July 25th)

from outside a door for two hours (popping inside only long

enough to drop something into the tip jar - I kid you not!).

And as an aspiring vocalist, I remember sneaking a listen, in awe,

to Jackie Richardson, who's appearing with the Canada Pops Jazz

Band at the Montreal Bistro (July 19). So this surrnner, when you

go out to hear the great music in Toronto's clubs, take a young

person with you - and help to foster a love for jazz in another

generation, keeping the music alive for years to come.


Ju1 2 Nick Ali & Cruzao. Jul 3 Salsa

Saturday w/ Marron Matizado. Jul 7 lune

Tremblay. Jul 9 Tropico Friday w/ Cache. Jul

10 Salsa Saturday w/ Ricky Franco. Jul 11

4AMC: Los Moscos + Battle of the Bands.

Jul 15 lAMC: Nortec Collective +Battle of

the Bands. Jul 16 Brazilian·Bash. Jul 17

Salsa Saturday w/ Ruben Vazquez + Friends.

Jul 23 Tropico Friday w/ Cache. Jul 24 Salsa

Saturday w/ Proyecyo Charanguero. Jul 28

Helmut Lipsky with l 'art De Passage. Jul 30

Tropico Friday w/ Evaristo Machado. Jul 31

Salsa Saturday w/ Cache.


681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687

"Wednesday Concerts in a Cafe" Sets at 9:00

and 10: 15 pm. Reservations recommended for

first set. Jul 1 Amanda Martinez Duo. Jul 2

Don Thompso11, Reg Schwager. Jul 3 Ted

Guin/an, Pat Collins. Jul 4 lorne lofsky, Rob

Piltch. Aug 11 Rob Simms, Mehrdad Farazmanrl.


1546 Queen St. W. 416-535-4906

Parkdale neighborhood pub featuring jazz and

blues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings

and a live jam every other Wednesday.

Jul 1 laura Hubert. Jul 2 Ted Guin/an. Jul 3

Bob BrtJugh. Jul 4 Chris Mitchell' Jul 11

Chris Gale. Jul 18 Andrew Boniwell Jul 25

Special Ed and the Musically Challenged.

Montreal Bistro

65 Sherbourne 416·363·0179

Jul 1 Joanne Brackeen and George Cables.

Jul 2, 3 Jay "Hoo tie McShann and Junior

Mance. Jul 7·10 George Gallus Trio. Jul 12

Jim Galloway's "Echoes of Swing" Jazz

Band. Jul 13 Ola Twkiewicz Ouartet. Jul 14

Debbie Fleming Gutntet. Jul 15· 17 Adi Braun

'Guartet. Jul 19 David Warrack's Canada

Pops Jazz Band with Jackie Richardson. Jul

20 Maureen Kennedy Guartet. Jul 21 Club

OjangoSextet of Toronto. Jul 22·24 Heather

Bambrick Gutntet. Jul 26 /an Bargh and Kurt

lundt. Jul 27 Dylan Heming Sextet. Jul 28

Molly Atkinson Gu1ntet. Jul 29·31 Julie

Michels Guintet. Aug 3·7 Roy Patterson Trio.

Aug 10 Sean Meredith Jones Guartet. Aug

11 Stacie McGregor Guintet. Aug 12· 14

Emilie Claire Barlow Gu1ntet. Aug 17 The

B!okk Sextet. Aug 18 George Evans Guintet.

Aug 19·21 loriCullenGuartet. Aug 24·28

Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny

N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining

299 King St. W. 416·595· 1958

Cajun style cooking and New Orleans style jazz

Orbit Room

508A College St. 416-535-0613

Every Fri The Stickmen. Every Sat The

Oexters. Every Sun Dave Murphy Band.

Every Mon Kevin Breit and the Sisters

Euclid. Every Tue School of Roots. Every

Wed LMT Connection. Every Thu De la Funk.

Pilot Tavern 22 Cumberland 416·923·5716

One of Toronto's oldest watering holes,

established in 1944 with a tradition of live

jazz every Saturday afternoon.

Quigleys 2232 Queen E. 41 6·699-9998

Reservoir Lounge

52 Wellington 416·955·0887

Every Mon Bradley and the Bouncers. Every

Tues Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every

Wed Guest Performer Night. Every Thu

Janice Hagen. Every Fri Chet Valiant Combo.

Every Sat Tony Cassis.

Rex Jazz and Blues Bar

194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475

Jul 1 Holly Clark Guartet, Mike Murley Guartet.

Jul 2 Kathenne Bates Sextet, Melissa Stylianou

· Guartet. Jul 3Andmw Oowning's "Great Unck!s~

Chris Hunt Tentet + 3, Mamn Starr, Joe Sealy &

The C-Jam leaders Band. Jul 4Jazz Buffet Bronch:

Uof T Jazz Workshop, Club OjangoSextet, Damm

Sigesmund Gutntet, Dave Young Guintet, Ben

Mander w/Andrew Rathburn/Owen Howard

Gutntet. Jul 5 Peter Hill Trio, James Macdonald

Guintet CO Release. Jul 6 Tony Guarrington &

"Hammond Grits, Jazz Jam w/ Tim Ham17. Jul 7

Oafydd Hughes Guartet, Morgan Childs Guartet.

Jul 8 Ernesto Cemni Tno, '1nside Out" CO mkase.

Jul 9 Melissa Styhilnou TniJ, Mike Mutfey & Mmgan

Childs Guintet. Jul 1 OSwi11g Shift Big Band, Tricyck,

P.J. Perry Guartet. Jul 11 Jazz Brunch, Be-Bop

Cowboys, JoeShabason Trio, Alvin Cornista. Jul

12 Peter Hill Tno, Sabnna Trapper Guintet. Jul 13

Tony Guamngton & "Hammond Gnts'; Jazz Jam

w/Gordon Webste: Jul 140afyddHughesGuiirtet,

Andmw Boniwell Guartet. Jul 15 Ernesto Cemni

Tflo, Blaze. Jul 16 MelissaStylianou Trio, Dixie

Demons. Jul 17 Matinee Bronch: Ed VoskuraSwing

Tflo, Jake and the Blue Midnights, T ricyc!e, laura

Hubert Band. Jul 18Jazz Brunch, Beverly Taft

Guartet, Joe Shabason Trio, Hanna Purkis Latin

Ensemble. Jul 19 Peter Hill Trio, Jazz Mechanics

Big Band. Jul 20 Tony Guamngton & "Hammond

Grits"Jazz Jam w/ BrandiOister/Jeft. J_ul 21 Oafydd

Hughes Guartet, Nathan Hiitz Guartet. Jul 22

Ernesto Cerv1ni Trio, Tom Van Seters Gu1ntet. Jul

23 Adam Smale Duo, Exitman CO rolease. Jul 24

Matinee Bronch: Ed VoskuraSwing TniJ, Pat Camy's

Jazz Navigators, Tricycle, Terry King Guartet. Jul

25 Jazz Brunch, Freeway Dixieland Septet, Joe

Shabason Tno, Adroan Farrogia Tno. Jul 26 Peter

Hill Tno, Chris Hunt T entet .. Jul 27 Tony Ouanington

& Hammond Grits, Jazz jam w/ Hanis Mark lusher.

Jul 28 Oafydd Hughes Guartet, Dave Young Octet.

Jul 29EmestoCerviiTrio, ChrisGaleGuiltet. Jul 30

Melissa Styhilnou Trio, Chris Gale Guintet. Jul 31

Mafilre Btunch: Et/ VoskuraSwif; TniJ, Rawl arKi the

Big Time, Tn'cycle, R


lntern~tional Jazz Festival

Mainstage performances: Alex Christie Bandshell

at Kew Gardens, Queen Street East

416-410·8809; www.beachesjazz.com


24 12:00 noon to 6:00: Willicrn Carn Quintet;

Roxanne Potvin, blues vocals/guitar. Jacksoul;

Nicholas Brancker, calypsonian; Kid Rcrnos,

West Coast blues

25 12:00 noon to 6:00: Heillig Manoeuvre,

contemporary jau; Great Uncles of the Revolu'.

tion; Bill King's Saturday Nite Fish Fry; Son Ache,

salsa; Blyther Smith, blues instnmentalist

(July 22-24, 7:00pm· 11 :OOpm: Street fest

performances on street corners, balconies &

rooftops on Queen Street East between Wood~

bine and Beech Ave.)


Exhibiti0n Place, Toronto

416·870·8000, www.torontobluesfest.com

Weekend Pas sport ( $48.15 per weekend).

single day passes $21.40 ·

Venues: MS Main Stage (Band Shell); RS Roots

Stage; l' Theatre



16 7:00-10:30:Jirmi?Vaughan, Lyle Lovett MS

16 6:30·9:30: Performers tba RS •

166:15·11:00: Chris Whiteley &others T

17 1:00-9:00: JUllpin' Johnny Sansone, Renee

Austin, Charles Walker, Bettye LaVette, Kathleen

Edwards, Chris Isaak MS

17 1:45· 10:00: Rick Fines, Xavier Rudd, Olu

Dara, Al Kooper, The Holmestllrothers RS

17 2:15· 11 :00: Sid Griffin, The Brothers Cosmo·

line, Chris Hilman/Heih Pedersen, Bernie Leadon,

Tribute Set T

181:00-8:15: Ana Popovic, Tracy Nelson/A.ngela

Strehli, Marcia Ball, )(eh' Mo', Wyclef Jean &

others MS ,

18 1:45·10:00: Five Horse Johnson, Bob Log Ill,

Mr. Airplane Man, The Black Keys, Dave Alvin &

The Guilty Men RS

18 Z: 15· 11 :00: Kekele, Thomas MapfUllo,

Gillian Welch, D'Gary, Soel T

227:00·10:30: The Tea Party MS

22 6:30.9:30: Performers tba RS

22 6: 15· 11 :00: Performers Iba T

23 7:0iJ.10:30: Cake & other performers MS

23 6:30-9:30: The Weakerthans & other per·

formers RS

236:15-ll:OO:Performerstba T

24 l:OIJ.9:00: Guitar Shorty, Candye Kane, Little

Charlie & The Nightcats, Sonny Landreth, Wilson

Pickett & others MS

24 1:45·10:00: Ken Whiteley & Friends (Gospel

Day), Anders Osborne, The Tarbox Rcrnblers,

Matt Minglewood RS

24 2:15-1.1:00: Martina Sorbara, Martha Wain·

wright, Sarah Slean & others T

251:00-9:00: Scott Holt, Clarence "Gatemouth"

Brown, Earl Scruggs & others MS

25 1:45· 10:00: Omar and the Howlers & other

performers RS

25 2:1°5-11:00: The Sadies, The Unintended,

Luther Wright & The Wrongs T

BROTT Music Festival

1-888-475·9377, 905-525·7664


. Venues:

DCA Dofasco Centre for the Arts, Hamilton;

RBG Royal Botanical Gardens; DC Dundurn Cas·

tie; SCC St. Christopher's Anglican Church; HCC

Hamilton Convention Centre; HP Hamilton Place

Jul Y 1 - SEPT 7 2004



10 7 :30: Russian Romantics: Tchaikovsky Rules.

Chan Hon Goh & Nilas Mart.ins, dancers. ·

$30,$25 OCA

16 7:30: Hot Hot Jazz with Michael Kaesham·

mer. $35,$30 RBG

17 7:30:RussianRomanticsll. Amanda Forsyth,

cello. $30,$25 DCA

18 3:00: H&h Tea. National Academy Players.

. $35,$30 DC

22 7:30: Russian Romantics: Tchaikovsky and

the Russians Ill Lindsey Deutch; violin. S30, $25


31 7:30:Mozart: Don Giovanni. Yorli University

Opera Programme. $35,$30 DCA


01 3:30:Chora1Magic. Stuttgart Choir.

$35,$30 sec

017:30:Mozart:DonGiovanni. York University

Opera Programme. $35,$30 DCA

05 7:30:laraSt. John Plays Khatchatutian. Lara

St. John, violin. $30,$25 DCA

08 3:00:H&h Tea. Valerie Tryon, piano. $30,$25

RBG 1 ·

10 7:30: A Summer Evening in Vienna. Fred

Astaire Dancers; Mark DuBois, tenor. Helena

Holl, soprano. $30,$25 HCC ·

13 7:30: Tchaikovsky. Valerie Tryon, piano.

$35,$25 RBG

19 7:30: Wva Cannina! Chan Hon Goh, Guillaume

Cote, dancers; Laura Whalen, soprano; David

Dongkyu Lee, tenor. Aaron St. Claire Nicholson,

baritone. $30,$25 HP


Music Festival

New Life Brethren in Christ Church, 28 Tracey

Lane and Hurontario Street, CoUingwood

1-888-283-1712, 519-599-5461 /


www.collingwoocrousicfestival.com .

Series of 8 concerts $180; "You choose Four

Concerts" $100; single tickets $30 .


12 8:00:Anton Kuettl piano

13 3:00:Anton Kuertl piano

16 8:00:Beethoven Sonatas for cello & piano.

Coenraad Bloernendal, cello & Valerie Tryon,


17 7:00: The Nylons

228:00:Kkzmer. Brian Katz &MartinvandeVen

23 8:00: Westminster &isem!ie. Flute & h3rp duo

30 6:00: National Band of the Naval Reserve

(outdoor concert). Free.

30 8:00:John Arpin, piano

31 7:00: Ouartetto Gelato


06 8:00: Pavlo. Flamenco fusion guitar


2004 International Festival

Fran~oys·Bemier Concert Hall, 5 Saint Antoine,

St·ln\ntie, Quebec

1 ·888-336-7438

. info@domaineforget.com;



02 8:30:la MusiquedeChambre. Works by

Reinecke & Barber. Mathieu Dufour. Denis Blu·

teau, flutes; Elaine Douvas, oboe; Robert Spring;

Marie Picard, clarinets and others. $32

03 8:30: lesSolil'tes. Works by Schubert and

Brallns. Anton Kuerti, piano. $28

07 8:30: l 'Art vocal· Sap hire N&ht. Works by

Hildegard Von Bingen & Patricia Van Ness.

Crist.i Catt, Carolann Buff, sopranos; Laurie

Monahan, meuo; Daniela Tosic, alto. $26

08 8:30: Three Guitars; Larry Coryell; Badi

As sad; John Abercrombie. $28

09 8:30:lesSohstes. Works by Scarlatti, Castel·

nuovo· Tedesco, Ravel, Rodrigo, Gidmonti, Brou·

wer, Debussy, Assad. Sergio & Odair Assad,

performers. $28

10 8:30:So1ilie Bell Works by Mozart, Tchaiko·

vsky & Mendelssohn. L'Orchestre symphonique

de Quebec;Yoav Tami, conductor. Lara St·John,

violin. $32

14 8:30:lesDecouvertes. Works by Chausson, .

Hauta·Aho, Ysaye, Kreisler, Sarasate. Vassil

lvariof, violin; pianist the. $26

16 8:30: Fin de semaine Hydro·Ouebec. Edgar

Zendejas, choreographer. Crystal Pile, X specta·

cle, The Stolen Show; music by Owen Belton.

Les Balii!ts Jazz de Montreal; Louis Robitaille,

conductor. $27

17 8:30: l 'Art vocal Music by Mozart. Y annick

Nezet-S0guin, piano; Suzie LeBlanc, soprano.


181:30:Fetecliampetre .. Shilvi; Fran~ois Sinard;

Amalgama. Free.

218:30:laMusiquedeChambre. Works by

Falla, Hindemith, Moszkowski, Bloch. David

Stewart, Andrew Dawes, violins; Roberto Diaz;

Fran~ois Paradis, violas; Vegar Dyachkov, cello;

Kyoko Hashinoto, piano. $26

22 8:30: P.S. I love you. Dorothee Berryman,

voiceandhermusicians. $28

. 23 8:30:laMusiquedeChambre. Works by

Ives, Tiefenbach, Shostakovitch. David Stewart,

Mark Fewer, violins; Roberto Diaz, viola; Matt

Hainovitz, cello; Jean Marchand, piano. $28

24 8:30: Les Grands Concerts. Works by Sinding,

Brallns, Dvorak, Wieniawsky, De Sarasate.

James Ehnes, violin; Eduard Laurel, piano. $32

28 B:30: lesSO/Jstes. Bach: Suites for solo cello

Its 1, 4, 5. Tinothy Eddy, cello. $26

298:30:S001ad, tangonuevo. $26

30 8:30: lesSolistes. Works by Schubert,

Prokofiev, Beethoven. Regis Pasquier, violin;

Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano. $28

318:30:lesDecouvertes. Works by Bilodeau,

Proto-Rabbath, Ruders, Dvorak. Orchestre de la

Francophonie du Canada; Jean·Philippe T rem·

blay, conductor. Fr~ois Rabbath, contrabass.


August ,

01 4:30: Les Decouvertes. Orchestre de la Fran·

cophonie du Canada; Jean-Philippe Tremblay,

cond~ctor. Free

04 8:30: l 'Art vocal Works by Scarlatti, De·

ussy, Ravel, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Rach·

maninoff. Kamrnerchor Stuttgart; Frieder Bern·

ius, director. $26

05 8:30: The language of love. Carol Weisman,

vocals & piano, and her trio. $28

06 8:30: la Musique de Chambre. Works by

Bartok, Beethoven, BratTns. llya Gringolts, violin;

Bruno Giuranna, viola; Desmond Hoebig, cello.


Oi 8:30:laMusiquedeChambre. Works by

Schubert, Schoenberg, Dvorak. Wiener Klavier·

trio. $28

11 8:30: Les Sti/Jstes. Bach: Suites for Solo Cello

. Its 2, 3, 6. Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello. $26

13 8:30: la Mui;ique de Chambre. 'Works by

Strauss; Clarke, Komgold. Yehonatan Berick,

Julie Tanguay, violins; Steven Dann, viola; Jean·

!luihen Queyras, cello; Sara Lamon, piano. $28

14 8:30: Domaine Forget Scholarship Fund Con·

ett. Gianna Corbisiero, soprano; Marc Hervieux,

tenor. Claude Webster, piano. $40

18 8:30: Les Solistes. Liszt: Twelve T ranscen·

ental Eludes. Bertrand Chcrnayou, piano. $26


20 8:30: la Musique de Chambre. Works by

Beethoven, Arensky, BratTns. Catherine Man·

son, Yehonatan Berick, violins; Steven Dann,

Douglas McNabney, violas; Philippe Muller,

Kenneth Slowik, cellos. $28

21 8:30: l 'Art vocal Schubert: Die Winterreise

(Transcription: Normand Forget). Russell Braun,

baritone; Joseph Petric, accordion; Ensemble

Pentaedre. $28

ZS 2:30-6:00 & 8:30-10:00pm:ChamberMu·

sicMafilthon. Catherine Manson, Yehonatan

Berick, violins; Steven Dann, Douglas McNab·

ney, violas; Philippe Muller, Kenneth Slowik, /

cellos and students. Afternoon: free, evening:


28 8:30:les GfilM'sCoocets. Works by Rodrig a,

Evangelista, Villa·Lobos, Piazzolla, Bragato. Les

Violons du Roy; Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor.

Pascale Gigi.ere, violii; Benoit Loiselle, cello. $32


02 8:30: Les Rencontres de Musique Nouvelle

dans Charlevoix. Works by Leroux, Provost,

Gougeon. Nouvel Ensemble Moderne; Lorraine

Vaillancourt, conductor. Joseph Petric, accordi·

on. $20

ELORA Festival

Elora ON

(519) 846-0331 or 1 ·800·265-8977


Tickets: as indicated; $10 student. Weekend and

Sfjason ticket packages available .


GB GcrnbrelBam, Wellington Rd. 21

SM St. Mary's Church, 267 Geddes St.

SJ St. John's Church, Henderson & Smith Sts.

EC Elora Centre for the Arts, 175 Melville St.

EG Elora Gorge Conservation Area, Wellington

County Rd. 21


09 8:00: The Ninth on the Ninth. Poulenc: Gloria;

Beethoven: Symphony 119. Sharla Nafziger, so·

prano; Jennifer Enns ModoJo, rneuo; Michael

Colvin, tenor. Daniel Lichti, baritone; Elora Festi·

· val Singers; Toronto Mendelssohn Singers; Elora·

Festival Orchestra; Noel Edis'on, conductor.

$40,$35. GB

10 2:DO:les lfli:Nons de Roy. Works by Rodrigo,

Evangelista, T urina, Villa·Lobos, Bragato, Piaz·

zolla. Bernard Labadie, artistic director.

$30,$26. SM

104:00: Wonts on Music. The Gryphon Trio will

talk about what they play. Annalee Patipatanak·

oon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; James Parker, .

piano. $15. SJ

10 8:00: Russian Cossack State Dance

Company. $35,$30. GB

11 2:00:fng/ish Romantic Part Songs. By

Stanford, Elgar, Sullivan, Coleridge· ~ aylor and

others. Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison,

conductor. $28,$25. SM

114:00: Ttio & Choir. Works by Mozart,

Kuzrnenko, Mendelssohn. Gryphon Trio; Elora

Festival Singers. $28,$25. SM

15 6:00: Music of Kings & lnstroments. Larry

Larson, tfUllpet; Michael Bloss, organ .

$23,$20. SJ

15 8:00: Michael Kaeshammer, jazz piano.

$28,$25. GB

16 4:00: Children's Voices. Arr. Gardner. The

Highlight Zone; Evans: The Ghost of the Gorge.

Elora Festival Singing Day Ccrnp; Emily Dow,

conductor. Free. EC

16 8:00:fast Meets West. Works by Buxte·

hude, BratTns, Attven, Washburn, Chilcott and

others. Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jdhn

Washburn, conductor. Elora Festival Singers,

4 7

Noel Edison, conductor. $30,$26. SM Venues: 23 8:DD:SoloSummits. Dvorak: Cello Concerto; 17 7:JD: Mozart, Ku/esha, Schumann. Arthur

17 Z:DD: Sound Advice with Rick Phillips. A Amphitheatre !Joliette); AR Church of St. Al· Violin Concerto; Symphony 116. Emmanuelle LeBlanc String Quartet; Festival Winds; Valerie

$15.SJ phonse·Rodriguez, 960 Notre·Dame; CA Church Bertrand, cello; Karen Gomyo, violin; Orchestre Tryon, Yael.Weiss, piano. $16·$22. CW

17 4:DD: Carved by the Sea. Works by Montever· of L'Assomption, 153 Portage; L 1 Church of Laval· Metropolitain; Yannick Nezet·Sliguin, conductor. , 17 8:45:Sunset on the Deck. Ravel, Debussy.

di, Weelkes, Debussy, Ravel & Evans. Tact us trie, 1341 Notre·Dame; LL Church of St. Lin· $26·$43, lawn $15.A Valerie Tryon, piano. Free. CW

Vocal Ensemble; Catherine Robertson, piano. Laurent ides, 919-12th Avenue; NOP Church of 24 8:DD: Love and Poetry. Music by Smetana, 17 9:JD: Party Pieces. Works by Martinu,

$23,$20. SJ Notre·Dame·des-Prairies, 371 st Avenue; P Chausson, Barber & Beethoven. Anthony Dean Beethoven/Burns, Rossini, Monk. $16-$22. CW

17 8:DD: Verdi· Requiem. Barbara Livingstone, • Church of the Purification IRepentigny), 445 No· Griffey, tenor. Montreal Symphony Orchestra; 18 2:00: Classics/. Buxtehude, Brahms,

soprano; Anita Kraus, mezzo; Robert Breault, tre,Dame; SC Church of St-Calixte, 6292 Princi- JoAnn Falkltta, c6nductor. $26·$43, lawn $15. A Vaughan Williams, Schafer, Washburn. Vancou·

tenor; Robert Pomakov, baritone; Elora Festival pale; SGB Church of Ste·G.enevieve de Berthier, 25 Z:OD:At last tour.- Vic Vogel and Johanne ver Chamber Choir. $16-$25. CW

Singers; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Elora Festi· 780 Montcam; SJL Church of St·Joseph-Lano· Blouin. Classical jazz masterpieces, with swing 18 7:30: Class1cs2. Vaughan Williams, Rach·

val Orchestra; Noel Edison, conductor. $40,$35. raie, 3 Picotte; SS Church of St-Sulpice, 1095 and blues. $17-$23, lawn $11 . A maninoff. Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison,

GB Notre-Dame 26 8:0D: Poems for Voice. Music by Bridge, conductor. Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Wash·

18 Z:DD: festival Exchange. Works by Mozart, July: Griffes, Barber, Vaughan Williams. Anthony burn, conductor. $31-$40. CW

Saint Saens, Robertson/Gault, Beethovenj'ou· DZ 8:DD: The Slavic Soul Rachmaninov & Dean Griffey, tenor. Edward Bak, piano; string 19 7:00: Cruising the Canbbean. Nathaniel Dett

lenc. Colin Fox, narrator, Suzanne Shulman, flute; Dvorak. Alain Lefevre, piano; James Westman, quartet. $24. NOP Chorale. $'30. TD

James Mason, oboe; James Campbell, clarinet; baritone; Measha Brueggergosrnan, soprano; 27 8:00: The Div1iw Mozart. Mozart: Lieder. 20 7:30: Mozart, Mendelssohn; Brahms. Zucker·

James Sommerville, horn; James Mackay, Robert Pomakov, bass & other perfonners Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Yannick Nezet·Seguin, man Chamber Players. $31-$40. CW

bassoon; Valerie Tryon, pi~no. $28,$25. SJ $26-$43, lawn $15 A piano. $24. SC 21 lZ:OOnoon:Noonsounds. Rossini, Bottesini,

18 4:00: Andre Laplante, piano. Schubert. DJ 8:0D: Baroque Virtuosliy. Handel: opera arias 30 8:00: The Epitome of Piano Playing. Chopin: Gliere, Brahms. Denise Djokic, cello; David Jal·

$28,$25. SM & other music. Vivica Genaux, voice; Les Violons Scherzos /Is 1-4; Liszt: Sonata in b. Yundi Li, bert, piano; Joel Quarrington, double bass. $16·

21 7:0D:RandyBachman. $30. EG du Roy; Bernard Labadie, conductor. $21-$31, piano. $17-$28, lawn $15. A $19. cw

Z 18:00: Elora Festival Competition. $20, $16. lawn $15. A J 18:30: The Blue Planet. Music by Fenton. Les Z 1 8:DD: Mozart at Manitou. Marie Berard, vio-

SJ 04 2:00: Serenade to the Sun: Serenades by Suk Petits Chanteurs de Laval, Gregory Charles, lin; Guylaine Lemaire, viola; Julian Annour, cello;

ZZ 6:DO: Choral Evensong. Michael Bloss, organ; & Dvorak. Marie-Andree Benny, flute; Sinfonia director; Cha'rles Tisseyre, narrator, Montreal James Mason, oboe; George Zukennan, bas-

Elora Festival Singers. Collection. SJ cle Lanaudiilre; Stephane Laforest,.conductor. Symphony Orchestra; George Fenton, conductor. soori$45. IM

ZZ 7:0D:Spirit of the West. Celtic folk-pop band. $17-$23, lawn $11. A $26-$43, lawn $15. A ZZ 1Z:OOnoon:Noonsounds. Mozart, Haydn/

$10.EG 05 8:0D: lnvliation au voyage. French, Spanish August Salomon, Tomasini, Reicha. Festival B.aroque;

ZZ 8:00: Two Pianos & Choir. Mozart, Arensky, and American songs. Measha Brueggergosrnan, 01 Z:OD: The Montreal Jazz Big Band: a Festival Festival Winds. $16-$19. CW

Schubert. James Anagnoson & Leslie Kinton, soprano. $24. AR Classic. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite !arr. ZZ 3:00: Masterclass. Stanley Ritchie works

r piano duo; Elora Festival Singers. $28,$25. SM 06 8:00:Moza'rt andDtherDelights. Music by · Ellington); Gershwin: Porgy and Bess larr. Davis with Trio di Colore on Mozart Trio fordarinet,

23 8:0D: Nexus percussion ensemble; Elora Pentaedre, Reicha, Mozart, Ravel, Poulenc. & Evans). Bill Mahar, trumpet; Philippe Hudon, viola & piano. CW

FestivalSingers. $30,$26. GB Daniele Bourget, flute; Martin Carpentier, · conductor. $17·$23, lawn $11. A ZZ 7:30: Classics 4: Baqh/Brahms, Mozart/Hum·

24 2:00: Madawaska Stnng Duartet. Works by clarinet; Nonnand Forget, oboe; Mathieu Lussier, OJ 8:00:Stuttgart Chamber Choir. Works by me/, Brahms/Baron. Rian de Waal, Glen Mont·

Volans, Evangelista, Dvorak, Gzowski. bassoon; Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn; Naida Scarlatti, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Mahler, gomery, piano; Festival Winds; Julian Annour,

$23,$20. SJ Cole, piano. $24. LL Debussy, Ravel & Rachmaninov. FriederBernius, ·cello; Guylaine Lemaire, viola. $21-$30. CW

24 4:DD: Mannheim. Works by Stamitz, Mozart, 09 8:00: Violin-fest. Angele Dubeau, La Pieta & conductor. $24. CA 23 1 Z:OOnoon: Nodnsounds. Bach, Marini, Cas·

J.C. Bach. Colin Fox, narrator, Suzanne Shulman, guests Phillipe Dunnigan, Stephane Allard, Ser· tello, Telemann, Corelli. Festival Baroque;

flute; James Mason, oboe; Julie Baumgartel, gei Trofanov & Ray Legere $21-$31, lawn $15 A FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND Stanley Ritchie, violin. $16,$14. SJ

violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Margaret Gay, cello; 1 D 8:00: Dawn at Dusk: Dawn Upshaw and the P airy Sound 0 N 23 4:DD:Discovery /:Schumann, Clarke, Kurtag,

Michael Jarvis, harpsichord. $23,$20. SJ DSM "On Broadway''. JoAnn Falletta, conduc· 1·866·364-0061;705-746·2410 Fran~aix. Trio di Colore: Guy Yehuda, clarinet;

24 8:00: Glonous Baroque. Pergolesi, Stabat tor $26-$43, lawn $15 A info@festivalofthesound.on.ca; Yuval Gotlibovich, viola; Jirrvny Briere, piano . .

Mater. other works. Emma Kirkby, soprano; 11 2:00: The Essence of Peru. Traditional music www.festivalofthesound.on.ca $12. cw

Danie.I Taylor, countertenor. Theatre of Early & dances of Peru. Esencia del Peru & Mandinga. Tickets as indicaled; Festival Pass $350-$575; 23 7:JD: ClaSSJcs 5: Bach/Busom; Haydn, Mo-

Music. $40,$35. GB $17-$23, lawn $11 A · Silver Ticket !July 17only) $50-$75; Week I Pass zart. James Campbell, clarinet; Rian de Waal,

25 Z:OO:Bach. Colin Ainsworth, tenor, Daniel 1 Z 8:00: Dvorak for Stnngs. Music by Dvorak & !July 20 -July 25) $150-$215; Week II Pass piano; Festival Orchestra; students of Strings

Lichti, baritone; Elora Festival Singers; Matthew Janacek. Vlach Quartet with Nicolo Eugelmi, (July 28 -August 1 I $175-$225; Week Ill Pass Across the Sky. $26-$35. CW

Larkin, organ; Festival Chamber Players; Noel viola. $24 P . 1August4·8)$115-$150.00) 24 H :OOam: Klifsounds. Joblin: 0 nee Upon a

Edison, conductor. $28,$25. SM 1 J 8:DD: Dvorak 1n America. Chamber music of Venues: Crazy Time. Children from Lime Light Theatre

25 4:DD: Paris. Stravinsky, Milhaud, Ravel. Colin Dvorak. Vlach Quartet & Gryphon Trio. $24 SS CW Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Perfonn· Productions' daycamp perfonn. Free. CW

Fox, narrator; .Kimberly Barber, mezzo; Les Allt, 15 8:00:Dvorak a.mong Fnends. Dvorak: String ing Arts; CD Chippewa Dock (MV Chippewa); 24 2:00: A Family Affair. Rossini, Saint Saens,

flute; Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Julie Baumgar· Sextet; Gypsy Songs; Piano Quintet Op. 81. SJ St. James United Church; TD Town Dock Mozart, Weisgarber. George Zukennan, James

tel, violin; John Helmers, cello. $23,$20. SJ Marina Shaguch, soprano; Ekaterina Derzhavina (Island Queen); IM Inn at Manitou MacKay, bassoon; Glen Montgomery, piano.

29 6:00: Choral Evensong. Matthew Larkin, & Stephane Lemelin, piano; Vlach Quartet; Clau- July: $15,$5. cw

organ; Elora Festival Singers. Collection. SJ ' del Quartet & other perfonners $24 L 16 7:JO:GalaDpemngConcert. Burrit, Grieg, 24 7 :3 D: Classics 6: Anton K uerti & Fnends.

29 8:DO:Shakespeare'sSongbook. Toronto 16 8:DD: Youth and Romanticism. Music by Dvo· Dvorak. David Jalbert, piano; Hunstville Festival Kuerti, BralYTis, Beethoven. Anto~ Kuerti, piano;

Consort. $28,$25. SM ' rak, Suk & Liszt. Ryu Goto, violin; Orchestre Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. $75. CW, Kristine Bogyo, cello; Andre Moisan, clarinet.

30 8:00: Cannina Burana. Vocal soloists, piano, Metropolitain du grand Montreal; Yannick Nezet · 17 7:45am:A Morning on the Bay. Haydn, Mo· $26-$35. cw

percussion, Elora Festival Singers. $35,$30. GB Sliguin, conductor. $26-$43, lawn $15 A zart, Horvvood, Beethoven. Arthur LeBlanc 25 2:00: Classics 7: Anton K uerti & Fnends.

31 4:00: Dusseldorf. BralYTis, C. Schumann, R. 17 8:00: Memories of Foreign Lands. Music by String Quartet; Festival Winds. MV Chippewa Beethoven, Czerny. AntonKuerti, piano; David

Schumann, Joachim. Jeremy Bell, violin; Jeanie Smetana, Chopin, Janacek & Respighi. Pierie- takes passengers to a private island for concert. Jalbert, piano; SIYTiuel Ashkenasi, violin. $26-

Chung, piano. $23,$20. SJ Laurent Aimard, piano; Montreal Symphony $60 CD $35. cw

311:JO:FromGennany. Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; Jacqueslacombe, conductor. $26- 111Z:JO:Schubert, Chopin, Gbck, Ravel Arthur 25 7:00: Cruising the Danube: Vienna to Buda·

Choir, Frieder Bemius, conductor. Scarlatti, $43, lawn $15 A LeBlanc String Quartet; David Bourque, clarinet; pest. Mark Dubois, tenor, Glen Montgomery,

Debussy, Ravel, Mahler. $30,$26 .. SM 18 Z:OD: Homage to Django Reinhardt. Fortin· Paul Brodie, saxophone; Denis Brott, cello; Erica piano; Emperor String Quartet. $30. TD

J 11 D:DDpm: Buster Keaton: Seven Chances. Leveillli·Donato-Nasturica Quartet. $17 -$23, Goodman, harp; Mark Kaplan, violin; Glen Mont· 27 7:DO: Cruising the Grand Banks. Shores of

Silent film, William O'Meara, organ. $20. SJ lawn11 A gomery, piano; otherperfonners. $16·$22. CW Newfoundland, "'downeast"band. $30. TD

August 19 8:0D:DvorakatHome. Music by Dvorak & 17 2:3 D: A family concert featunng 'The Goal" 2812:00noon.Noonsounds. Liszt, Schubert.

01 2:0D & 4:00: The Church in Song. John Suk. Marina Shaguch, soprano; Ekaterina by Robertson/Dault. Colin Fox, actor. Festival Andre Laplante, piano. $16·$19. CW

Fraser, narrator. Elora Festival Singers; Tom Derzhavin & Stephane Lemelin, piano; Karen Winds; Russell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule, 28 7:30: Classics 8: Schubert: Winterreise. Rus·

Fitches, Matthew Larkin, organ; Noel Edison, Gcmyo, violin; Nicolo Eugem, viola; Emmanuelle piano. $15,$5. CW sell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule, piano. $21 ·

conductor. $28,$25. SJ Bertrand, cello; Quatour Claudel $24 SJL 17 J:JO:Schubert, Janacek, Beethoven. Arthur $30. cw

ZD 8:DO: Dvorak the Folklorist. Dvorak: Moravian LeBlanc String Quartet; Denis Brott, cello; 29 1 O:JOam: Coffee Talk. Rian cle Waal discuss·

Festival de LANAUDIERE duets; Violin Sonata; Dumky Trio. Ekaterina J

Maule, Andre Laplante, Richard Raymond, piano.

$21-$30. cw

29 ID:DDpm:AfterHours. Chopin: Nocturnes.

Rian de Waal, piano. $15. CW

3D IZ:DDnoon:Noonsounds. Kreisler, Wieniaw·

ski, Mozart, Paganini, Sarasate. Moshe Ham·

mer, viorin; Richard Raymond. piano. $16-$19. CW

3D 4:DD: Discovery 2: Hatzis, Smith, lutoslaw

ski Alain Trude!, trombone; Joseph Petric, ac·

cordion; James Campbell, clarinet. $12. CW

3D 7:3D:Classics IO:Sinding, Brahms, Dvorak,

Wieniawski, Sarasate. James Ehnes, violin;

Eduard Laurel, piano. $26-$35. CW

312:DD:A Family Affair. Trudel: The Perfect

Cake, opera for instn.mentalists, narrator &

sock puppet's; DiNovi: Alice in the Orchestra.

$15,$5. cw

317:3D:JazzCanadaSounds. 040ctet. $21·

$30. cw


DI 12:3D:Coffee Talk. CBC'sAdrianShtrnan

discusses the history of the Canadian Dance

Band. Free. CW

DI Z:DD:EUington/Strayhom. Adi Braun, vocalist;

Gene DiNovi, piano; james Campbell, clarinet;

Alain Trude!, trombone; other performers. $16·

$25. cw

DI 7:3D: Big Band Concert. Ambassadors II per·

fonns Miller, Dorsey, Basie, Goodman, Shaw.

$21-$30. cw

D3 E:DD: Gala Dinner & Conceit at Manitou.

Haydn, Beethoven. St. Lawrence String Quartet.

$150. IM '

D3 7:DD: Cruising the Mississippi Harvey Seigel

Dixieland Band. $30. TD

D4 ID:3Dam: Coffee Talk. jeffrey Stokes lee·

turns on Shostakovich, Stalin and the Jewish

Question. Free. SJ

0412:DDnoon:Noonsounds. Shostakovich, Goli·

jov. Borealis and St. Lawrence String Quartets.

$16,$14. SJ

D47:3D:Classics1 !:Prokofiev, Shostakovich,

Mendelssohn. James Campbell, clarinet; Chris

Costanza, cello; Luba Dubinsky, piano; Borealis,

Lafayette & St. Lawrence String Guartets. $21 ·

$30. cw

D5 I D:3Dam: Coffee Talk. Jeffrey Stokes, Luba

Dubinsky discuss Music Making in the Soviet

Union. Free. SJ

D512:DDnoon:Noonsouno's. Schnittke, Shostak·

ovich. Borealis & Lafayette String Q4artets;

Luba Dubinsky, piano. $16,$14. SJ

D5 7:3D: Classics 12: Schnittke, Shostakovich,

Beethoven. Borealis & Lafayette String Quar·

tets; Luba Dubinsky, piano; Jcrnes Campbell,

clarinet. $21-$30. CW

D612:DDnoon.Noonsouno's. Shostakovich,

Beethoven. Borealis & Lafayette String Quar·

lets. $16,$14. SJ

D6 7:3D: 'Classics 13: Chopin: Piano Concertos 1

& 2. Janina Fialkowska, piano; chamber quintet.

$21-$30. cw

D7 7:3D: Manhattan Serenade. Music of Weill,

Coward, Kem, Sondhein, Bernstein, Gershwin.

Adi Braun, Russell Braun, vocalists; Graham

Campbell, guitar. James Campbell, clarinet;

other perfonners·$65. CW

D8 2:DD: Classics 14: Mozart, Robertson. Elmer

lselerSingers; Lydia Adams, conductor. Borealis

and Lafayette String Quartets; James Campbell,

clarinet; Gene DiNovi, piano. $31-$40. CW

D8 7:DD Cruising Georgian Bay. Borealis and

Lafayette String Quartets; James Campbell,

clarinet; Gene DiNovi, piano; Adi Braun, jazz

singer, other performers. $30. TD

)ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004


Baroque Festival

'BuehlowFann, TwpRd.12,AyrON




DI 8:DD: Brandenburg Extravaganza. Bach:

Brandenburg Concerti 1 to 6. Grand River Ba·

roque Festival Ensemble. $20(adult/sr). $12(st).

D2 8:DD:lncomparableBach. Bach: Concerto for

3 Violins in D; Oboe Concerto in F; Cantatas

BWV 54 & 64. Carolyn Sinclair, soprano; Laura

Pudwell, mezzo; Joseph Schnurr, tenor. Ber\

Covey, baritone; James Mason, oboe & other

performers. $20(adult/sr), $12(st).

D3 3:DD: Murder ii la Baroque. Music by Stradel·

la, Johnson, Gesualdo, Leclair, Couperin, Lully,

Handel. Meredith Hall, soprano; Colin Fox, narra·

tor; Linda Melsted, Farran James, violins; Mary

Katherine Finch, cello & otherperfonners.

$20(adult/sr), $12(st).

D3 8:DD: Murder Most Foul A.Scarlatti: II Primo

Omocidio. Kimberly Barber, Meredith Hall,

Michael Colvin, Monica Whicher, Daniel Cabena

& other performers. $20(adult/sr), $12(st).

D3 11 :DDpm: The Mystery Sonatas. Biber. Crud·

fixion, Resurrection, Ascension, Pasacaglia.

Linda Melsted, Farran James, violins; Mary

Katherine Finch, cello; Borys Me_dicky, harpsi·

chord; Terry McKenna, lute & theorbo.

$15(aault/sr). $1 O(st).

D4 I l:DDam:Bach'sCoffeeHouse. Music by

Bach, Handel. Telemann, Vivaldi. Carolyn Sin·

clair, soprano; James Mason, oboe; Julie Batrn·

gartel, violin; Margaret Gay, cello; Michael

Jarvis, harpsichord. $25(adult/sr), $15(st).

04 3:DD:J.S. Bach: St. John Passion. Monica

Whicher, soprano; Laura Pudwell, mezio;

Michael Colvin, tenor. Daniel Lichti, baritone;

Grand River Baroque Festival Chorus & Ensem·

ble; Victor Martens, conductor. $25(adult/sr).



Festival of the Arts

1-800-663-2787, 705· 788-2787


DGR Delta Grandview Resort, 939 Hwy 60,

Huntsville; TUC Trinity United Church, 33 Main

St. East, Huntsville


D3 8:DD: The Bills. Bluegrass, klezmer, Latin

rhytlms. $25,$,20, $1 O(youth) DGR

04 8:DD:JasonMcCoy. Country. $30,$25,

$1 O(youth) DGR

D6 8:DD:Ughthouse. $30,$25, $10(youth)DGR

D7 8:DD: Hawksley Workman. $35, $25(youth)


D8 7:3D:Gryphon Tlio. Mozart: Piavo Trio/12 in

G; Hatzis: Dance of the Dictators from Constan·

tinople-. Dvorak: Dumky T rjo. $20, $1 O(youth),

$40(family) TUC

D9 8:DD: Natalie MacMaster. East· coast celtic.

$40,$35, $15(youth) DGR .

1D8:DD: KiyoshiNagata Ensemble. Japanese

taiko drtrnming. $25, $1 O(youth) DGR

13 8:DD: Bowser & Blue. Musical comedy duo.

$25,$20, $1 O(youth) DGR

14 8:DD: The Piano Men. Jim Witter, performer.

$30,$25, $1 O(youth) DGR

15 7:3D: Festival Winds. Music by Mozart,

Beethoven, Saint Saens, Poulenc & Robertson/

Dault. Suzanrie Shuman, flute; James Campbell,

clarinet; James Mason, oboe; James McKay,

bassoon; James Sommerville, horn; Valerie

Tryon, piano; Colin Fox, narrator. $20,$1 O(youth)


16. 8:DD: Emilie-Claire Barlow, jazz vocals; Phil

Dwyer, piano & saxophone; Rob Piltsch, guitar.

Marc Rogers, bass; Mark Kelso, drums.

$.30,$25, $1 O(youth) DGR

17 8:DD:HuntsvilleFestivalDrchestra. Burritt:

Symphonic Overture; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a;

Dvorak: Symphony 118 in G. David Jalbert, piano;

Kerry Stratton, conductor. $35,$30, $15(youth)


18 8:DD: Huntsville Festival Orchestra. Rossini:

The Barber of Seville. Opera in concert. Marion

Newman, mezzo; Craig Ashton, tenor; Alex

Dobson, baritone; Charles Baxter, bass; Kerry

Stratton, conductor. $30,$25,_ $15(youth) DGR


Summer Music Festival

· Kincardine ON. 866-453-9716, 519·396-9716


Tickets: $15 unless indicated; series jazz con·

certs: $55; series classical concerts: $60; all 13

concerts: $80


GI Best Western Governor's Inn, 791 Durham

St. (Durham & Hwy 21 ); DC Kincardine Hall,

Davidson Centre, 601 Durham St.; KP Knox

Presbyterian Church, 345 Durham St.; SS Kin·

cardine District Secondary School, 885 Park Lane

VP Victoria Park


D2 8:DD: Summer Heat: Lisa Martinelli, jazz

vocalist. GI

D3 8:DD: The Three Horn Monster.· Alex Dean,

sax; Mike Malone, trumpet; Dave McMurdo,

t'rombone. GI

·04 8:DD:lntetplay:Lome Lofsky, guitar. Brian

Dickinson, piano. GI

D5 4:DD: Rickfine's Blues in the Park. Free. VP

D5 8:DD: Renee Rosnes, jazz pianist & composer.

$20. GI

D6 7:DD:JazzStudent Showcase. $10. DC

D9 8:DD: Piano Spectacular. Brarms, Chopin,

Donizetti & more. David Moroz, Peter Allen,

piano; Peter Shackleton, clarinet. KP

ID 8:DD: Sunset Serenade. Chamber music by

Mozart, Schoenfield, Dohnanyi. Gwen Hoebig,

Mark Fewer, Katie Lansdale, violins; Roger

Chase, Virginia Barron, violas; Smon Fryer, Dav·

id Hetherington, cellos; David Moroz, Peter

Allen, piano. KP

11 8:DD: The Kincardine Effect. Chamber music

by Bralms, Schulhoff, Allen, Dvorak. Gwen

Hoebig, Mark Fewer, Katie Lansdale, violins;

Roger Chase, Virginia Barron, violas; Smon Fry·

er, David Hetherington, cellos; David Moroz,

piano; Peter Shackle! on, clarinet. KP

12 8:DD: The Sounds of Summer.· Chamber mu·

sic by Mozart, Kulesha, Brahms. Gwen Hoebig,

Mark Fewer, Katie Lansdale, violins; Roger

Chase, Virginia Barron, violas; Sinon Fryer, Dav·

id Hetherington, cellos; David Moroz, Peter

Allen, piano. KP


13 8:DD: Sounds Symphonic. Bruch: Romance for

Viola & Orchestra. Roger Chase, viola; Festival

Staff Orchestra. KP

14 l:DD: Grand Finale Student Concert. $5. SS

14 3:3D: Chambef Music Student Showcase.



MARKHAM Jazz Festival



MT Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.

TPP Toogood Pond Park, behind Fred Varley Art

Gallery, junction of Main St., Unionville & Carlton



2D 8:DD: Gala Opening Concert. Monty Alex an·

der, jazz pianist; Hassan Shakur, acoustic bass;

Mark Taylor, drtrns $25-$40 MT

21 I 2:DD noon·&:DD: Alex Pan(1Tlan and her

Alleycats; Brian Barlow Brass & Drums; Nick

Ali Guban Band with Hilario Duran; Don Thomp·

son with David Occhipinti, Pat Collins, .Terry

Clarke; Jean Beaudet Trio TPP

22 I 2:DD noon·4:3D: Heather Bambrick; Don

Thompson/Aerie Rosnes; Russell Malone/Bennie

Green; Heart to Heart Gospel Group TPP

(Saturday night jazz & blues in participating pubs

and restaurants)

MILL-RACE Festival

of Traditional Folk Music

Events in downtown Cambridge ON

519-621-7135,mill race@yahoo.com


Free acrnission. .

July 31J.August I:

Scheduled performers and dancers include:

Beirdo Brothers, Blair Scottish Country Dancers,

Brian Peters, Cold Barn Morris, Crumbly the

Clown, DJ Carroll, Enoch Kent, Fearon-Butler·

O'Conn~r Irish Dancers, Flapjack, Forest City

Morris, Jake, Jeremy Moyer Ensemble, Los

Soles, Lyle Friesen & tom Nunn, Magical Molly,

Martin Gould & Debbie Quigley, Orange Peel

Morris, Paddy Tutty, Rukanas, Stuart Fraser,

Swamperella, Sweetwater, Tanglefoot, Toronto

Morris Men, Turkey Rhubarb


Prince Edward County

613-476-7735, director@mJXllcamp.org



SMM St. Mary Magdalene, Picton; B The Barn,

Milford; SBC South Bay Church, Milford


16 8:DD: Dance music by Evangelista, Dvorak,

Gzowski, Volans & Beach. Madawaska String

Quartet & guests: Katharine Rapoport, viola; ·

John Marshman, cello SMM 1

17 2:DD: Choral, chamber & orchestral works

performed by the students B

23 8:DD: Music by Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvo·

rak. Chiara String Quartet. SMM

24 2:DD: Choral, chamber·& orchestral works

performed by the students SBC

3D 8:DD: Music by Mozart, Felcrnan, Beethoven,

Mendelssohn. Kirby String Quartet. SMM

31 2:DD: Choral, chamber & orchestral works

performed by the students B ·


D6 8:DD: Choral, chamber & orchestral works

perfonned by the students SMM

13 8:DD: Music by Mozart, Schulhoff, Arenski,

Borodin. Marie Berard, Rohan Gregory, Angela

Rudden, Susan Gagnon, Roberta Janzen, per·

tanners. SM M

14 2:DD: Choral, chamber & orchestral works

performed by the students SBC


Music Festival

Port Carling Memorial Conmunity Centre

3 Bailey St., Port Carling ON

1-888-311-2787 or 705-765-1048



Single tickets: $20; season pass: $175; double

pass: $300

Tuesday Night Jazz Cruises: Port Carling Locks,

Wenonah Steamship, $65


13 7:DD: Tuesday Night Jazz Cruise:

Swing de Paris.





13 S:OO: Moshe Hammer, violin; Michael

T roaster, classical guitar.

14 B:OOi s·kylark: Vocal Jazz Trio.

15 S:OO: The Piche Family: East Coast & Celtic c

20 7:00: Tuesday Night Jazz Cruise: The Bour·

bon Street Buskers (Dixieland Swing Band).

20 8:00: Baul Brodie, saxophone; Michael

Troester, classical guitar.

21 8:00: Adi Braun, jazz vocalist.

22 8:00: Seeds of Sun: Israeli jazz ensemble

27 7:00: Tuesday Night Jazz Cruise: Swing Nair:

Swing classics from the 20's & 30's.

27 8:00: Ravel, Debussy, Faure. Trio Lyra: Erica

Goodman, harp; Mark Childs, viola; Suzanne

Schuhnan, flute.

ZS S:OO: Tales from the Blue Lounge: Richard

Underhill, jazz saxophone.

Z9 8:00: Beverlie Roberts, folk singer.


03 7:.00: Tuesday Night Jazz Cruise: Kory Living·

stone: Tribute to Nat King Cole.

03 8:00: Jasper Wood, violin.

04 S:OO: The Whitney Smith Big Steam Band.

05 8:00: Pavlo: Mediterranean guitar.

IO 7:00: Tuesday Night Jazz Cruise:

Moodswings, jazz ensemble.

10 8:00: George Gao, erhu

11 8:00: Songs Sinatra Taught Me: Toronto All·

Star Big Band; T onmy Ambrose, vocalist.

14 8:00: Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards. $25.

NIAGARA International

Chamber Music Festival

Niagara·on·the·Lake ON



Philipp Jundt, flute; A tis Bankas, Terry Holow·

ach, violins; Alexander Gajic. viola; Olga Lak·

tionova, cello. RG

31 7:30: Music & Wine. Works by Satie, Roach,

Dolphy, Croall. Members of ERGO ensemble:

Stephen Clarke, piano; Peter Stoll, clarinet;

Philipp Jundt, flute; Richard Moore, drums. ST


O 12:00: Music & Wine: Intimate Harpsichord.

J.S. & C.P.E. Bach. Doug Miller, flute; George

Cleland, viola; Cecile Desrosiers, harpsichord;

A tis Bankas, violin. PE

01 7:30: Music at Historic Churches. Niagara

Symphony Woodwind Quartet. Works by Chail·

ley, Jacob, Mozart, Janacek, Werner. Doug

Miller, flute; Rob D'Orante. oboe; Zoltan Kahnan,

clarinet; Joyce Besch, bassoon. SA

OZ 7:30: Shaw an Opera. Arias & vocal ensem·

bles by Puccini. Verdi & Leoncavallo. James

Mainprize, narrator; Narelle Martinez, mezzo·

-soprano; Marie Fischer. soprano; Peter DeSotto,

tenor. CH

03 7:30: Glenn Gauld & Chamber Music. Replica

of Glenn Gould's program at Stratford Festival,

August 7, 1960. Works by Beethoven. Robert

Silverman, Vadim Serebryany, piano; A tis Ban·

kas. violin; Temour Sadykhov, cello. SM

04 5:00: Preludes ta the Play. Works by Tremain

& Liszt. Karen Enns, Arthur Rowe, piano. CH

04 7:30: Music at Histanc Churches. Celebrating

International Dvorak Year. Penderecki String

Quartet. GC

05 7:30: Glenn Gauld & Chamber Music. C.ontro:

versial Interpretations of Glenn Gould. Robert

Silverman, piano, plays Beethoven, Chopin, Seri·

abin. SM

06 5:00: Preludes ta the Play. Works by

Coulthard & Boiillman. Duo Lepin: Natalie Lepin,

piano; Sebastien Lepin, cello. CH

www.niagaramusiclest.com , 07 7:30: Music & Wine. Mozart. Brahms. Linda

$20 single concerts; $25 "Wine and Music" Rose, Oleh Krysa, violins; Gould String Quartet;

series; $35 Galas; $70 for live regular concerts; other performers. ST

$195 festival pass. OB Z:OO: Music & Wine. Works by De Fossa,


Boccherini, Mertz, de Falla. Jeffrey McFadden,

SM St. Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron Ave. guitar. Linda Rose, Terry Holowach, violin; Spen·

VP St. Vincent de Paul Church, 73 Picton St.; PE cer Martin, viola; Teimour Sadykhov. cello. PE

Peller Estate Winery, 290 John St.; ST Stone· 09 IZ:OO: Wards& MusicatNaan. Readings by

church Winery, 1270 Irvine Rd., St. Catharines Canadian poets and authors; works by Liszt;

ON; FT Shaw Festi_val Theatre, 85 Queen St.; Glazunov; McDowell, with participants of Int.

CC Chateau des CharmesWinery, 1025 York School for Musical Arts. Free. CH

Rd., St. David's ON; CH Court House, Queen St.; 09 7:30:Shaw an Chapin & Liszt. Ben Carlson,

GC Grace United Church, 222 Victoria St.; SA narrator, Jane Solose, Janina Kuzmas, piano;

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 342 Simcoe JuliaBushkova, viofin; Eugern Osadchy, cello. CH

St.; RG Riverbrink Gallery; FG Fort George 10 7:30: Music at Histanc Churches. Beethoven,


Brahms. Gary Relyea, bass; Vadim Serebryany,

Z6 7:30: Festival Opening & Gala Reception. piano; Julia Bushkova, A tis Bank as, Terry

Works by Croall, Mozart, Vivaldi. Cary Ebli, Holowach, violin; Spencer Martin, Alexander

oboe; Vadm Serebryany, piano; A tis Bankas, Gajic, viola; Eugene Os,adchy, Olga Laktionova,

violin; Orchestra of St. Mark's. SM

cello. SM

Z7 7:3D:Music at Historic Churches. Organ 11 Z:OO: Music at Historic Niagara. Clementi,

works by Bach, Handel & others. Roger Swin· Dussek, Military music of the period. File &

ton, Andrew Henderson, organ; Festival Orches· Drum Band; Doug Miller, flute; Terry Holowach,

tra. SM

Ati~ Ba~kas, violin; Teimour Sadykhov, cello. FG

28 2:00:Beh1nd the Scenes af Music. Open Re· · 11 7:30: Music & Wine: Tango Dreams. Works

hearsal of evening's program. Free. VP

by Piazzolla, Luedeke. Jeffrey McFadden, guitar.

ZS 7:30: Music at Historic Churches: ltahan Peter De Sotto, A tis Bank as, violin; Alexander

Connection. Works by Veracini. Wolf, Wolf-Fer· Sevastian, accordion. ST

r~ri, Rossini. A tis Bankas, Terry Holowach, 12 2:00: Open Master Class. Student partici·

violins; Alexander Gajic, viola; Olga Laktionova, pants coached by distinguished musicians; per·

cello; Bob Mills, bass. VP

formance by festival artists. Free. SM

29 7:30: Glenn Gauld & Chamber Music. Bach. I z 7:30: Music at Historic Niagam. Works by

Peter Tielenbach, piano; A tis Bankas, Terry Poulenc, Schnittke, Schubert. Oleh Krysa, A tis

Holowach, violins; Alexander Gajic, viola; 61ga Bankas, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; Skaidra

Laktionova, cello; Bob Mills, bass. SM

Jancaite, soprano; Tatiana Tchekina, Nina

30 7:30:Musicat Histan"c.Churches. Niagara Kogan, piano; Julian Milkis, clarinet; Eugene

Vocal Ensemble, Harris Lowen, conductor. VP Osadchy, cello. SM

31 2:0D:New Music Reading with Composers. - · 13 7:30: Music at Historic Niagara. Mozart,

Stephen Clarke, piano; Peter Stoll, clarinet; Dvorak. Almita Varnes, Julia Bushkova, Linda


Rose, violin; Roland Varnes, Spencer Martin,

viola; Eugene Osadchy, cello. GC

14 Z:OO: Via/in Tasting with Wine. Works by

Bach, Sarasate,-Bruch, Mozart. Sadie Fields,

Marta Krechkovsky, violin; Terry Borman,

luthier. PE

14 7:30:Music& a?ne. Janac:ek,Sdumann

Victor Dancherko, violin; Christe JWin, piano. ST

15 11 :OOam: Festival Artists at Shaw. Goetz,

Elgar. Ani Schnarch, violin, Christie Julien, piano;

Eugene Osadchy, cello; Gould String Quartet. FT

15 2:00: Bow Making with Wine. Canadian bow

makers explain process. Works by Paganini,

Po-pper, Wieniawski. Sadie Fields, Marta Krechk·

ovsky, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; Teimour

Sadykhov, cello. CC ·

15 7:30:Music& Wine:Bachanaha. Works by

Bach, Rowson. Doug Miller, flute; Gould String

Quartet; Bob Mills, bass. PE

16 IZ:OO:ShowcaseafYoung Virtuosos. Works

by 8hopin, .Sarasate, Paganini, Rachmaninov,

with participants of International School for

Musical Arts. Free. CH

16 7:30:Shaw an Gaetz & Elgar. Christopher

Newton, narrator. Ani Schnarch, violin; Christie

Julien, piano; Gould String Quartet. CH

17 5:00: Preludes ta the Play. Vazquez, Hin·

demith. Skaidra Jancaite, soprano; Viacheslav

Dinerchtein, viola; Julie Christie, piano. CH

17 7:30:Music at Historic Churches. Works by

Bull Grieg, Bae~ Schubert. Zvi Zeitlin. violin;

Tamara Dovgan, piano; Gould String Quartet. SM

1 B 7:30: final Gala & Reception. Works by Grieg,

Smetana, Beethoven, Elgar. Zvi Zeitlin, An.i

Schnarch, viotin; Viacheslav Direrchteil, viola;

Gordon CE!and, cello; Tamara Dovgan, piano;

Vadm Serebryany, piano; Gould String Quartet. SM


Chamber Music Festival

613-234-8008; www.chamberfest.com

Festival passes: $50(adult), $25(student);

Pass·plus concerts (with Festival Passport):

$20(adult), $20(student)

Single concert tickets (without Festival Passport ·

available at the door only): $15(adult), $1 O(stu·



DC Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355

Cooper Street; CC Christ Church Cathedral, 420

Sparks Street

Pass-plus concerts include the following:


24 B:OO:fmpire Brass DC

25 8:00: Tokyo String Quartet DC

26 B:DO:Beaux Arts T ria: 50th Anniversary

Celebration DC

27 S:OO:fmma Kirkby, voice CC

28 B:OO:James Ehnes, via/in DC

28 8:00:Bach Cantatas. Performers include:

Daniel Taylor, Carolyn Sampson, Scot Weir,

Peter Harvey, Theatre of Early Music. CC

31 B:OO:Baraque Extravaganza. Performers

include: Monica Huggett, Adrian Butterfield,

Sbnnerie, Theatre of Early Music CC


DI B:OO:Marc-AndreHame!in,piilna. Beethoven:

the last three piano sonatas DC

06 8:00: Chamber Music af Bmhms Xlll Leipzig

String Quartet. DC

07 S:OO: Festival's Greatest Hits. Performers

include: Leipzig String Quartet, Gryphon Trio,

Thomas Annand, Julian Armour, Daniel Bolshoy,

Phillippe Djokic, Guylaine Lemaire, Manuela

Milani, Jullie Nesrallah, Paul Stewart, Lynne

Stodola Jennifer Swartz, Stephen Sitarski. DC

Far all other concerts (which number over 1 OOJ

please see website.


Stratford ON 800-567·1600



Tickets: $25 unless indicated

Venues: .

CH City Hall; AR Avon River. KC Knox Church,

Waterloo anll Ontario Streets; CR Church Restau·

rant, 70 Brunswick St.; AF Avon Flats; TP Tom

Patterson Island


2111 :15am:Maureen Forrester Canadian Art·

ists Concert: James Ehnes, violin. CH

2 t 2:00: Organ Academy Masterclass# 1 with

John Longhurst. Free. KC

21 S:DD:Avan River Pageant from The Stratford

Belle; fireworks to Fantasy for a Midsummer's

Night. Free. AR

22 9:3Dam: Organ Redtal· John Longhurst,

Mormon Tabernacle. KC

22 11: 15am:Axe!rad Stradivanils Guartet:

Beethoven- Prag. #1. CH

22 I 2:30: Barge Music. Son de Madera, Mexico.

Free. AR .

22 i:DD: Organ Academy Masterclass #2 with

John Longhurst. Free. KC

22 11:3Dpm:Afti1r·771eatre Cabaret: Beyond the

Fringe with Stratford Festival Stars. CR

23 9:3Dam: Organ Recital· John Longhurst, Prag.

#2. KC

23 11: 15am:Axe!rad Stradivanils Guartet:

Beethoven - Prag. #2. CH

23 I 2:30: Barge Music. Son de Madera, Mexico.

Free. AR

23 2:00: Organ Academy Masterclass #3 with

John Longhurst. Free. KC

2311:30pm:After-7heaf/!1Cilbaret: The Vrice:

Music af Fiank Sinatm. Stratford Festival Stars. CR

24 9:30am: Of{fan Redtal· John Longhurst,

Prag: #3. KC

24 11 :DOam: Organ Academy Masterclass #4

with John Longhurst. Free. KC

24 11:15am:Axe!radStradivarius Guartet:

Beethoven - Prag. #3. CH

24 12:30: Barge Music. Son de Madera, Mexico.

Free. AR

24 2:00: Organ Academy Masterclass #5 with

John Longhurst. Free. KC

24 2:00: Antique Stnng lnstroments Open

Hause. Free. CH

24 11 :30pm: After-771eatre Cabaret: Beyond the

Fringe. Stratford Festival Stars. CR

25 11 :15am:Axe/rad Stradivanils Guartet:

Beethoven - Prag. #4, with Festival String Quar·

tet. CH

25 I 2:30: Baige Music. Son de Madera, Mexico.

Free. AR

25 2:00: Organ Academy Masterclass Participants'

Redtal Free. KC

25 S:OO: Ukm1nian Bandurist Charos. Free. KC

26 B:OO:Ash/ey Macisaac. Free. AF

28 11:15am:Maureen Forrester Canadian Art·

ists Concert: Andrew Chung, violin. CH

2812:30:BargeMusic. Creaking Tree String

Quartet. Free. AR

28 11:30pm:After-771eatre Cabaret: 77le Music

af Fmnk S1natm. Stratford Festival Stars. CR

29 9:30am: MannariStnng Guartet play Schafer

- Prog.#1. CH

29 11:15am:St. LawrenceStnng auartet­

Prog. #1 . CH

2912:30:BargeMusic. Creaking Tree String

Quartet. Free. AR

29 4:00:Hanif Somers. Lecture by architect A.J.

Diamond, with soprano Leslie Fag,an. Free. CH

29 11:30pm:After·771eatre Cabaret: Beyond the

Fringe. Stratford Festival Stars. CR

30 9:30am:MalinariString Guartet play Schafer

JULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

- Prog./12. CH

3011:15am:St. lawrenceStdngGuartet­

Prog. /12, with narrator Michael Therriault. CH

301Z:30:8aiyeMusic. Creaking Tree String

Quartet. Free. AR

30 11 :30pm:After· Theatre Cabaret: The Voice:

Music of Frank Sinatra. Stratford Festival Stars. CR

31 9:30am: MohnadStnng Guartet play Schafer

- Prog./13. CH

3111:15am:St. lawrenceStnng Guartet­

Prog. ll!l, with narrator Diane D'Aquila; Scott

St. John, violin; Simon Fryer, cello. CH

311Z:30:8aiyeMusic. Creaking Tree String

Quartet. Free. AR

31 Z:DO:Stdng Master Class: string quartets &

soloists. Free. CH

3111 :30pm:After Theatre Cabaret: Stratford

Festival Stars Finale. CR


01 9:3Dam: Molinad Stdng Guartet play Schafer

-Prog./14, with soprano Mare-Danille Parent. CH


Prog. /14, with Scott St. John, violin. CH

011Z:3D:BaiyeMusic. Perth County Pipe Band.

Free. AR -


DOWNTOWN Jazz Festival

Mainstage events: Toronto Star Stage, Nathan

Pliillips Square, 100 Queen St. West




01 B:OD:NewDea/, Wax Poetic opening $20

DZ 8:00: Rite of Stnngs with Jean-Luc Ponty, Al

Di Meola and Stanley Clarke, Alain Caron open·

ing $40

03 8:00: Gary Burton Generations Guintet,

Bad Plus opemng $30

04 8:00: DiyanSummit featudng Joey DeFranc·

esco, Doug Riley, Jimmy McGn"ff, Paul Bollenback

and Byron landham $30

TORONTO International

Chamber Music Festival

Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts,

5040 Yonge Street

416-872-1111, 416-763-5066

Tickets: $20 each concert


OZ B:OO:Fanfare for a Festival. Celebrator/

evening of music to open the Second Annual

Toronto International Chcrnber Music Festival.

Anagnoson & Kinton, piano duo; John Fanning.

baritone; Penderecki String Quartet; Lenard

Whiting. tenor, Coleoptera Quartet

03 Z:OO:A Musical Goulash. Mary Kenedi, William

Shookhoff, piano; Alan Stellings, cello; Festival

Vocal Quartet & other performers

03 5:00:Jamn the Chamber. Without Words

Jazz Trio; Gisele Kulak & Edward Franko,

vocalists '

03 8:00: An Intimate Evening with Luba Goy.

Luba Goy; Bonita Boyd, flute; Nicholas Goluses,

guitar, Lenard Whiting. tenor, Nina Scott-Stoddart,

contralto & other performers

04 11 :OOam: The Future Music Al/Stars. Lucy­

Ana Gaston, violin; Allison Webe & Susan

Smith, piano duo; Benjamin Smith, piano; Sarah

Ormerod, soprano ·

04 3:00:James Campbell and Ftiends. James

Campbell, clarinet; Penderecki String Quartet;

Moshe Hanrner, violin; Lenard Whiting. tenor,

Shoshana Fredman, soprano; Festival Vocal


)ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

2004 UPTOWN Jazz Festival

Main Stage & Pool Side Stage events:

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street


Free admission.


OZ 3:30-1 O:OOpm: Opening Ceremonies; Harry

Murra; Eddie Bullen Trio. Main Stage

OZ 5:30-9:00: Danel Jamison Pool Side Stage

03 1 Z:OO noon· 1 O:OOpm: Kevin Brown Trio; ·

Jake Langley Quintet; 480 East Band; Robin ·

Boers Trio, Clayton-Scott Group & other performers

Main Stage

03 1 :00-7:30: OJ Jude Kelly Pool Side Stage

0412:00 noon-8:00: Harrison Kennedy; The

Heillig Manoeuvre; Maureen Kennedy Trio;

Bernie Senensky Quartet; Chris Smith; Closing

Ceremonies Main Stage

04 1:00-7:15: Northern Secondary School Jazz

· Band Pool Side Stage


Arts Festival Theatre

The Barn, 3 km northwest of Campbellford on

County Road 30

705-653-5508, 1-877-883-5777

westben@westben. on. ca; www. westben. on. ca

$30{cushion). $25{foldingchair), $15{st) ·


01 & OZ Z:OO:Mozart: The Magic Flute. UBC

Opera Ensemble; Nancy Hermiston, director.

$30{cushion). $25{folding chair). $15{st).

03 & 04 Z:OO: Mozart, Party of 41 Flute Quartet

in C; Piano Quartet in E flat. Leslie Newman,

flute; Marie Berard, violin; Kent Teeple, viola;

Winona Zelenka, cello; Brian Finley, piano.

$30(cushion). $25{folding chair), $15(st).

06 7:00: Music of the Night. Music of Rachmaninoff,

Strauss, Faure & Debussy. Leslie

Fagan, soprano; Brian Finley, piano. $30{cushion),

$25(folding chair). $15(st)

10 & 11 Z:OD: The Duke & Anita. C.Schirnann:

P.iano Trio & selected songs; Beethoven: Arch·

duke Trio. Duke Piano Trio: Mark Fewer, violin;

Thomas Wiebe, cello; Peter Longworth, piano;

Anita Krause, soprano; Brian Finley, piano

13 7:00:Danie/Bo/shoy,guitar

17 & 18 Z:OO:Bach to Brazil Villa-Lobos: Bachianas

Brazileiras /15; Baroque and Spanish music.

Donna Bennett, soprano; Brian Finley, piano;

Thomas Wiebe, Paul Widner & other cellists.

ZO 7:00:8adtone& Piano. Schubert: Die Winter·

reise. Russell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule,

piano; introduced by Brian Finley

ZZ·Z5 Z:OO & Z4 7:0D:Disney on Broadway.

Music from the world of animated classics from

Broadway & silver screen. Donna Bennett, so·

prano; Gabrielle Prata, mezzo; Fred Love, tenor,

Robert Longo, baritone; Brian Finley, piano.

Z7 7:00: William Aide, piano

31 Z:OO: Independence Jazz Reunion.


01 Z:OO: Independence Jazz Reunion.


all that Jazz Festival

Birtch Farms and Estate Winery,

RR 7 just north of Woodstock ON

519-469-3040; www.winebluesjazz.com

1-day package: $25, 2-day package: $45, 3-day

package: $60, group rates


ZJ: Brad Scott Trio; Skidmore-Sinclair Musical;

Denise Pelley

Z4: Moonlight Six; After Four, Ken Foster Quintet

ZS: Betty Ford and The Bobs; Big Smoke Big

Band; Prime Time Big Band





July 11 O:OOam: Brighton Barn. Canada

Day Celebrations. Full day of entertairvnent

presented on the outside stage by Save Our

Heritage Organization. Proctor-Simpson Barn,

96 Young St .. Brighton ON. 613-475-2144,


July 1 7:00: festival of the Sound. Canada

Day Croise. Entertainment by jazz musician

Craig Harley on the Island Queen. Town Dock, 9

Bay St .. Parry Sound. 866-364-0061, 705-746-

2410. $27, $10(child5·12).

July 3 5:00: Raga Music School. Grand

Opening. Open house ceremony with opening

speeches, followed by music. Performers in·

elude Neeraj Prem, classical sitar, Sympathetic

Strings, fusion ban~; Raagaffair, fusion band.

414 Dupont St. 416-895-3624,


*July 9 & 107:00·1 l:OOpm: Toronto All·

· Star Big Band. Performances at Toronto Fiesta

Street Festival Corner of St. Clair & Dufferin

Sts. 416-231-5695. Free.

*July 9· 114:00-11:00pm: 7th Annual Cor·

so Italia Toronto Fiesta Z004. Music from

classical to salsa, performed by over 20 bands

on patios & balconies and in Earlscourt Park

Main Stage. 1 a.block radius including St. Clair

Ave. West, Westmount Ave. & Lansdowne

Ave. www.torontofiesta.com Free.

July 11 6:00: Petarborough Folk Festival.

Jazz Croise: Doc Evans Guartet. Excursion around

Litte Lake, throu{;l the historic Peterborougi Liftbcks

& onto the Trent Canal 705-7 43-8431.$25.

July ZO & ZZ-Z4: Baaches International

Jazz Festiva'1. Cinema of Jazz. Screenings at

various tines of many movies about jazz-related

subjects. Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. East.


*July Z5·Sep 5, Sundays 1·5: Sound Trav·

els.Sign Waves Installation. Premiere of Two

light classical music on the south terrepm lncW!s

simt auction Fort Eril. 905-6874993. $20, $1 O(st).

August 6 7:00: Sound Travels.SDUNDwalk,

Ghettoblaster Ensemble Performance & Artist

Talk on Spaciahiation. From Centre Island Ferry

Dock to St. Andrew.!Jy-the-l~e Cluch. Toronto lsl

July 30 11 :30am: Stratford Festival. Ta·

ble Talk: Anything Goes. Buffet lunch followed by

an info1TTial talk. Speaker: Joel Greenberg. Paul D.

Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, 55 Qu.een St.,

Stratford. For reservations (at least 24 hours in

advance): 1-800-567-1600. $30.


July 7 & 8 1 Oam·4pm: Westben Arts Fes·

tival Theatre. Voice masterclass with Anita

Krause, mezzo-soprano. The Barn, 3 km north·

west of Campbellford ON on County Rd. 30. 705-

653-5508, 877-883-5777.

July 11 3:00: Chinese Artists Society of

Toronto. Piano master class given by Ruei-bin

Chen. Euromusic Centre, 2651John.905-475-

3876. $12.

July 14, 15, 16 10am·4pm: Westben Arts

Festival Theatre. Cello masterclasses with

cellists Thomas Wiebe & Paul Widner. The Barn,

3 km northwest of Campbellford ON on County

Rd. 30. 705-653-5508, 877-883-5777.

· •July 21·24 2:00 & July 24 11:00am: Strat·

lord Summer Music. Organ Academy Master·

c/iisses w. John Longhurst. Knox Church, Waterloo

and Ontario St., Stratford. 800-567 -1600. Free.

*July 22 3:00: Festival of the Sound. Mas·

terclass. Staniey Ritchie ~arks with Trio di

Galore on Mozart: Trio for tlarinet; viola & piano.

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the PerfolTTiing

Arts, 2 Bay St., Parry Sound. 1-866-364-0061,


July 28 & 29 1 Oam·4pm: Westben Arts

Festival Theatre. Pianomasterclasses with

William Aide, piano. The Barn, 3 km northwest of

Campbellford ON on County Rd. 30. 705-653-

5508, 877-883-5777.

July 31 2:00: Stratford Summer Music.

Stnng Master Class. String quartets & soiOists.

City Hall, Stratford. 800-567 -1600. Free.

*August 12 2:00: Niagara International

Chamber Music Festival. Open Master Class:

Behind the Scenes of Music. Student participants

coached by distinguished musicians; perfo1TTiance

by festival artists. St. Mark's Church, 41 Byron

Ave., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Free.


*July 112:15: Viola Camp 2004. Community

Playtime. Bring your viola and play with us! First

United Church, King & William Sis., Waterloo.


July 3-31: Arabesque Dance Company.

Ouinbek Workshops. Suleiman Warvvar, instructor.

Every Saturday in 3 levels: Beginner, lntelTTI8·

diate & Advanced. 20 College St., 2nd floor. 416·

920-5593. $90.

July 16· 18: Beaches International Jazz

Festival.Jazz Photography Workshops. Explor·

ing how to best photograph jazz musicians &

concerts. July 16 7·9pm: John Reeves-will

teach techniques of jazz portraiture. July 17 1·

3pm: Paul Hoeffler will c'onduct a session on

photographing live concerts. July 181-3: All

participants will have their work evaluated by

both Hoeffler & Reeves. Pikto, The Historic Distillery

District, 55 Mill Street. 416-203-3443,

www.beachesjazz.com $40:

*July 17 1:00: Beaches International Jazz

Festival: The Art of Percussion. Workshop with

Rick Shadrach Lazar. Bring your own instru·

ments. The Stone House, The Historic Distillery

District, 55 Mill Street. 416-410-8809,

www.beachesjazz.com Free.

*July 18 7:00: Beaches International Jazz

Festival. The Art of Singing. Workshop with

Elaine Overholt and Bill King. Canada C.ourt, Royal

ffntario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. 416-41 O·

8809, www.beachesjazz.com

July 21 7:30: Toronto Shapenote Singing

from Sacre~ Harp. Third Wednesday of every

month. Beginners welcome. St. Stephen-in-the­

Fields, 365 College St. 416-922-7997.

*August 57:00·10:00: Sound Travels. Com·

position Workshop. Led by Kevin Austin. Charles

Street Video, 65 Bellwoods Ave. 416-910-7231.

Registration $35.

August 7 1 :OD: RCM Community School.

The Music of Argentina. Workshop featuring

Cynthia. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St.

West. 416-408-2824 x321. $10.



ISTS & VIOLINISTS with the Toronto Starlight

Orchestra ... one of Canada's finest ballroom

dance orchestras!! I Other openings in

trumpet, tram.bone, saxophone and rhythm sections

also available. Visit our website at

www.starlightorchestra.ca ~nd call Andrew today@



SERVICE for small business and individuals,

to save you time and money, customized to meet

your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-

250-0309 or 905-830-2985.

BARD - EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorder

and virginal available to provide background

atmosphere for teas, receptions or other

functions - greater Toronto area. For rates and

info call 905-722-5618 or email us at



Toronto. Part-time. Piano and organ accompaniment

during worship. Direct volunteer choir,

one paid lead. Rehearsal Sunday morning

before service. Minister 416-972-6292



ING. 96/24 Ready. Please Call 647-227-KARL

or 416-503-8202


*August 9· 13: Ontario Liturgical Confer· SIGHT-SINGING, THEORY, JAZZ

ence.SummerSchoolforL1turg1ca/Mus1c1ans: THEORY. All levels, prolessionaVserious be-

Psalms, HymnsandSp1ntualSongs . ... . mak1ng gmner;. · At r L evme, · MA , ARCT . H os t . "At . r

melodytotheloni .. Explonngthevanousfo11Tis.of ' Music", CBC. 30 years experience: RCM, UofT,

music usedm liturgical celebrations; developing

mus1c-mak1ng skills to more effectively lead our

communities in prayerful song and celebration.

For organists, guitaris,ts, instrumentalists, choir

directors, cantors, choir members. Redeemer

University College, Ancaster. For info1TTiation or

registration: 905-528-7988.

*August 9·27: The Sound Post}The Bani!

Centre. Vio/!n & Bow Repair and Restoration

Workshops. Led by maker-restorers Horacio

Pineiro, William Salchow, Jonathan Woolston,

Quentin Playlair & David Tamblyn. Aug 9· 13:

Optimal Violin Set-up; Aug 16-20: Violin Neck

Graft; Aug 23·27: Bow Repair and Restoration.

Banff, Alberta. For info1TTiation or to register.

403-762-6180, www.banffcentre.ca

*All the King's Voices.Sight Singing Work

shops. Taught by DavidJ. King. Level 3: 7:15·

9:45pm, July 26-29, reviewing & strengthen·

ing vocal technique & sight-reading skills; Level

4: 7:15-9:45JXTI, August 16-19, combining a

review of vocal technique and sight-readjng con·

certs with an opportunity to transf~rthese skills

to practical applications. W~lowdakl United Church,

349 KenrethAve. To register. 416-225-2255 or

www.allthekingsvoices.ca $~5.

York 416-924-8613. www.artlevine.com;



thought you wouldn't or couldn't, or do you just

want a place to play with the possibilities of your

voice. Small groups. 6-$75. Johanpe, 416-461-



HOME after rehearsals, gigs or a regular nine-

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offers lessons in piano, theory, music history.

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fifteen years experience



•classical, pop

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A{eesa Sutton

B.A., A.R.C.T.

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announces the creation of the Koffler Centre

Chamber Music Society conducted by

Jacques Israelievitch. An informal

evening of auditions will be held Wed. September

8. Rehearsals Monday evenings beginning

N ovemher 8 at the Koffler Centre. For auditions

and performance information please call 416-

636-1880 x228


ensembles, Dance Band, Blg Band; Cocktail Hour.

Dinner music, Concerts, Shows; Classical, Contemporary,

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EDITOR'S CORNER, continued from page 10

crew on the way to the Festival of

Flanders to record the ensemble got

stuck in roadplocks created by protesting

truck drivers and missed the show.

Undaunted by the missed opportunity

the quartet decided to remount the concert

for an invited audience in Mullem.

The results were so satisfactory

that they decided to record the whole

Shostakovich cycle in this fashion. To

my ears, after initial listenings over

the past week, the Rubio has come up

with a near perfect solution: a recording-quality

venue ensuring exceptional

sound, and an attentive and well-behaved

audience spurring the players on

to their best performa_nces with none

(or few) of the annoyances often included

in live recordings. Of course

such a major body of work, especially

considering the depth of emotion Shostakovich

evokes, demands much more

than a cursory listen, but my feelings

after repeatedly visiting the emotionally

charged 8th and 15th quartets is

that the Rubio Quartet is a more than

worthy addition to the Shostakovich discography.

Now, realizing that I will need some

respite after such a journey, my intention

is to then turn my attention to a

somewhat lighter, but still significant,



Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Lori Phillips; Robynne Redmon;

James Taylor; Jay Baylon;

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

and Chorus; Kenneth


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has for children's choral music.

Ms. Henderson also serves as

music director at Kingsway-Lambton

United Church and her treatment

of religious texts such as the

Gloria, Cantata Domino, Come

Holy Spirit. and Psalm 150 display

'her depth of passion for liturgical

music. And who better to record

this music than the Elmer lseler

Singers who deliver a flawless performance

under the direction of

Lydia Adams . After all, Ms.

Henderson also served as accompanist

for Iseler's Festi.val Singers .

Dia1111e Wells

The Passing of the Year

University of Alberta Madrigal


Arktos 200477

The University of Alberta Madrigal

Singers began, as their name

would suggest, as a 12-voice early

music ensemble. When the choir's

ranks swelled to their current

membership of forty-four, they

expanded their range of repertoire

to include many periods and styles.

Their newest recording, "The

Passing of the Year", is named for

one of the more modern compositions

on the disc, by Jona.than Dove,

who weaves his eight-part textures

around a variety of lyrics on seasonal

themes by poets Thomas

Nash, George Peele, William

Blake, Alfred Lord Tennyson and

Emily, Dickinson. Another doublechoir

setting, Hail Gladdening light

by Charles Wood features a meditative

middle section framed by

actively textured beginning and

endings. Another deeply textured

work is Felix Mendelssohn's Ave

Maria, beginning with solo tenor,

moving to eight-part chorus, with

a final section in sixteen-part counterpoint.

The choir handles this

rather well , and seems at ease with

the complex demands of this repertoire.

It's easy to understand why'

at the recent CBC Competition for

Amateur Choirs, they took top honours

in the Mixed Choirs (University-based

Adult) category and taking

first prize in the 2004 CBC competition's

College choir division.

Dia1111e Wells

Live In Concert

Lachan, The Toronto Jewish

Chamber Choir


Created I 0 years ago by Cantor

Benjamin Maissner, Lachan

(which means melody in Hebrew)

is dedicated to the performance of

Jewish or Jewish:influenced music

from a variety of traditions and

eras. The 25 member auditioned

volunteer choir has performed in.

Canada, the US and Europe, and

represented Canada at "Sounds of

Healing", an international gathering

of Jewish choirs in 2000, in

Nuremberg, Germany.

Their first CD presents spirited

renditions of works based' mostly

on liturgical or biblical texts, by

Canadian composers Srul Irving

Glick, Sid Robinovitch and Ben

Steinberg, Israelis Tzvi A vni, Paul

Ben-Haim and Yeheskel Braun,

Italian Renaissance composer Salomone

Rossi, and others. The

works, sung a cappella or with accompaniment,

are in Hebrew and

English, and there is one delightful

piece in Yiddish. A highlight is

Glick's four movement Sing Umo

the Lord a New Song, with exquisite

harp accompaniment by Jacqueline


As the subtitle implies, most of

the selections were recorded live,

so there is some coughing and other

extraneous noise from the audience,

and in a couple of instances the

sound is a little muddied making

the text difficult to discern (it's hard

to say whether the fault is with

acoustics, diction or engineering),

but thankfully this is the exception

rather than the rule. Although the

liner notes give bios of the choir,

Cantor Maissner and piano accom-

. panist Nadya Adler, there is sadly

no information on the composers

or compositions. Overall however,

the choir's enthusiasm, love of

the music and shear joy of singing

is what shines in this recording.

Visit www.lachan.org to order,

Karen Ages


Alessandro Scarlatti: Colpa,

Pentimento e Grazia

Maria Espada, Lola Casariego,

Martin Oro

Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla

Eduardo Lopez Banzo, director

Harmonia Mundi HMI


Sicilian Alessandro Scarlatti, who

lived mostly in Naples and Rome,

wrote hundreds of innovative oratorios,

cantatas and operas, while

'his son Domenico, who was born

the same year as Handel and Bach

and spent much of his career in

Spain, is best known for his highly

original keyboard sonatas. This

oratorio by Alessandro is at first

glance somewhat, austere. It was

written in 1708 for Holy Week.

There is no chorus or keyboard

continua, and orchestral passages

are kept to a minimum. It really

amounts to an extended series of

recitatives, arias and ensembles

for the three singers . But they carry

the emotional weight of the texts

with such heart-wrenching passion

that austerity gives way to sublime


Spanish conductor Eduardo

Lopez Banzo and his outstanding

musicians, with their splendid

trumpets and stringed instrume'nts

from the period, reflect the best

elements of baroque performance

today. Although they readi ly

achieve vivid dramatic momentum,

they spurn hurried tempos, exaggerated

accents, excessive ornamentation,

and obtrusive continua

in favour of a naturally flowing


Soprano Marfa Espada has an

uncommon mastery of shading, giving

her role as Grazia (Grace)

many facets. Mezzo Lola Casariego

shapes the forceful phrases of

Colpa (Sin) with thrilling expressive

power. The gorgeous voice

of countertenor Martin Oro as Pentimento

(Repentance) effectively

combines purity with robustness.

The detailed booklet notes justifiably

call this work a masterpiece.

It was recorded live, with realistic

immediacy, at what must have been

an enthralling concert.


John Dowland - Ayres

Gerard Lesne, alto

Ensemble Orlando Gibbons

Naive E8881

Well, he.re is a new CD featuring

many of Dowland's best-known

bon-bons - Can she excuse, Flow

my teares, Fine knacks for ladies,

In darkness let me dwell, and so

on. There are so many recordings

of this repertoire around, one won~



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ders why we need another. Well,

there are several good reasons why

this one is worth a listen.

Gerard Lesne. has likely been

France's best-known male alto for

the past two decades, and justifiably

sp. Whatever he sings, it sounds

like it.truly matters to him, and his

intel!igence., sense of drama, and

touc~ing expressiveness come shining

thr01,igh. This recording is no

exceptiop, and although there are

somy .d,istinct problems wit.h diction;

Lesne is so alive with the

meanipg, of whatever text he happens

to.be singing-that I don't care

(much). I am delighted that 'Fine

knacks' sounds SO utterly different

from 'lt" that a sinner's sigh',

because it should. Dowland is not

always doleful.

The program is well balanced,

with several ayres played_ on four

viols and lute, some for voice and

lute, some for ,voice and viols of

varylrjg IJUl).lbe;s,.

The members of Ensemble Orlando

Gibbons play with se

hee. Cigolea also contributes two

of his own compositions - Just My

Eyes, and Doina & Joe.

· Tribute to an Idol is a strong first

outing for Cristine! Cigolea that will

particularly appeal to the fan of

Classical trumpet playing, as well

as aspiring brass players.

Merlin Williams

terview'. But the sound of this disc

is nearly perfect.

John S. Gray



experienced by human beings ruled

by others df their kind.

Michelle Assay Eshglzpour


appear in every territory. With

Naxos he has no such worries.

Bruce Surtees

Mompou Complete Piano Works

Federico Mompou

Brilliant Classics

How did it happen that I've spent

a lifetime steeped in western classical

music without ever before

encountering the output of Spain's

Federico Mompou (1893-1987)?

I'm even a pianist, like he was.

Well, better late acquaintance than


Shy Mompou, for his part, waited

until he was over eighty to

record these dozens of fetching,

evocative miniatures which constitute

the bulk of his work. It is as

if we are invited to leaf through

his lifetime gathering of albums of

musical snapshots from Barcelona

and Paris, his twin cities of residence.

Folklike Spanish ballads

abound. So do robust yet refined

Catalan dances. Mompou' s simple

style utilizes much repetition of

slender tonal material, to craft his

typically short, two-and-threeminute

pieces. Imagine a lightclassical

cross between Satie

Alec Wilder, and Alan Hovhaness'.

Plus castanets.

The composer's keyboard playing

is direct and serviceable. Not

elegant, though the music itself

provides the elegance. Recording

quality is fine if you crank up the

listening volume enough.

Lengthy critical essays, translated

from French and Spanish,

seek both to immerse us in Mompou'

s esthetic world and analyze

the music: between their small print

in the booklet and their impressionistic,


prose, good luck should you

try to read them.

Peter Kristian Mose


Christian Bouchard

Empreintes DIGITALes IMEC


Christian Bouchard moves fluidly

between lush spacious environments

and agitated, rough, edgy

] ULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 7 2004

punctuations. By doing so, he

makes an alliance with soundscape

composition, glitch, and acousmatic

art. His choices to distort sounds

or to magnify normally discarded

recorded artifacts are offset by his

imagination for colour and his feeling

for the inherent nuances of

sounds manipulated from environmental

sources. In summary, the

worlds of glitch and a filmic acousmatic

sense go hand in hand in his


There is not a conscious attempt

to construct narrative in his works

like in the Gotfrit CD that I reviewed

last month. However images

and vestiges of stories do' peer

out from time to time, products I

think more of the inherent associative

qualities of environmental

sounds than of a conscious attempt

to construct the sense of a storyline

in his music.

Bouchard's early works on the

CD maintain a compactness and

economy that I appreciate more

than in his later and more longerform

works. But then again, the

use of conceptual structural models

in these earlier works, such as

the portrait of a soundscape from

the point of view of a parking

meter, is more appealing to my ears

these days than the looser and more

meandering structures that are more

common in acousmatic art. In closing,

Bouchard has a nice edge and

grit to his music that I think will

appeal to listeners looking for

something new.

Darren Copeland


I'm All For You

(Ballad Songbook)

Joe Lovano; Hank Jones;

George Mraz; Paul Motian

Blue Note EMI 72435 91950 2 5

Okay, you shouldn't 'judge a book

by its cover', but I had good feelings

about tenorman Joe Lovano's

CD even before opening it. What

promise: Hank Jones, George

Mraz and Paul Motian; and great

standards and jazz tunes. And it

was all recorded live to two tracks

no headphones.


I'm pleased to say the promise

is fulfilled, and I'm all for "I'm All

For You". In fact, it's probably the

best record Joe has made in several

years. (His 'Sinatra' and 'Caruso'

tributes were unrewarding to

my ears).

If you think the Ballad Songbook

subtitle means mushy background

music, you're wrong. These masters

can be sweet, but like a fine

wine, there's some tannic astringency,

and the tempos are anything

but lethargic. While it's not a working

group, the connecting tendrils

link these players in many ways.

The title tune is a thinly veiled

version of Body and Soul, a reminder

that pianist Hank Jones was

a member of Coleman Hawkins'

groups some 60 years ago. Bassist

Mraz has long worked in Jones'

trio, and played in Hank's brother

Thad's band, as did Lovano.

(Thad composed The Summary,

and its inclusion here may lead others

to play it). And, Lovano and

drummer Motian have made some

beautiful music together so their

compatibility is a given. (Search out

the 'Broadway' series under Motian's


Like Someone In Love is interpreted

by Lovano and Jones only,

and in that simplicity the tune is

revealed as elegantly romantic.

And, there's an uncommon trio of

tenor, piano and drums on Monk's

Mood. I wonder how often Joe

played Early Autumn while a member

of Woody Herman's band? If

it was thousands of times, he has

somehow retained its freshness.

In a neat twist, John Coltrane's

Countdown, usually treated frantically,

is revealed as a wonderful

melody when played at half speed.

Ted O'Reilly

The Tara Davidson Quartet

Tara Davidson; David Braid;

Michael McClennan; Jesse Baird

Independent TDQ 00301

Tara Davidson's debut CD is a

most welcome addition to my library

of jazz recordings. Davidson

not only produces a beautiful and

individual tone on both alto and soprano

saxophones, but composed

all nine of the selections on this


disc. The music is definitely postbop,

but is quite melodic and accessible.

Pianist David Braid, bassist

Mike McClennan and drummer

Jesse Baird round out the quartet,

and their contributions make for an

exceptionally well-matched group

sound. The recorded sound is excellent

- this is the first CD I've

heard from Bryden Baird's studio,

and I'm sure there will be many

more quite soon.

I was struck by one thing on

this CD - Davidson's soprano

sound is unlike any other I've heard

before. The third track, Anastasia's

Sister is the first tune with

her soprano on it, and when she

first comes in I could have sworn

it was an alto flute. It's a wonderful

colour that most saxophonists

would be hard pressed to produce,

let alone use so effectively.

My other favourite track has to

be The Most Difficult Part. It's a

straightforward slow bluesy tune.

Davidson's alto playing on this

track is soulful and swinging - it's

a great way to finish off the set.

This is a very strong self-produced

debut CD and I highly recommend


Merlin Williams

Red Dragonfly

Jane Bunnett

Penderecki String Quartet

Blue Note EMI 72435 78056 2 9

ly or emotionally, to the original

poignant portrait of true love and 5

longing. Since I am unfamiliar with Alain Caron

the original versions of the rest of Norac 2503

the tunes I can't say whether they

are improvements or not. Many are

beautifully arranged, all are well

played and include extended solos

and the string quartet is shown to

its best advantage on the slow,

moody · pieces with long lush


Cathy Riches

How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em

Down on the Farm

Bev Taft


Happy birds probably do fly down

to the hand of Toronto vocalist Beverly

Taft, but in other respects the

cartoon-like cover art on her selfproduced

debut CD is misleading,

as it doesn't capture Taft's distinct

sense of period style. Firmly

placed in a late '40s to early '60s

idiom, Taft's sweet snarl is excellently

matched to standards like

Autumn in New York and the lilting

With a Song in My Heart.

However, listening to this recording

has something of the quality

of drinking a good wine a little

before its time. Taft's distinctive

rasp and her agile diction are improving

with age: good now, but

likely to become even finer as time

passes. Meanwhile, Taft displays

Many people have come to know

saxophonist Jane Bunnett as an unofficial

Cuban ambassador due to

her collaborations and recordings

with many Cuban musicians over

the past several years. This recording

is a departure from that role,

but for fans of Cuban music there

is still a little taste of it here. "Red

Dragonfly (Aka Tomba)" is, according

to the liner notes, a collection

of "songs we have loved for

years (some even from childhood)".

Included are folk songs

from Canada, Japan, Cuba, and

Brazil recreated in modem jazz

style featuring the soprano saxophone

supported by a rhythm section

and a string quartet. The musicians

are Mark McLean on

drums, David Virelles on piano,

Larry Cramer on trumpet and

flugelhom, Kieran Overs on acoustic

bass and the Penderecki String


Don Thompson, Hilario Duran

and David Virelles did most of the

arrangements and when I saw that

the traditional Appalachian song

Black is the Color was included, I

looked forward to hearing what

Virelles would do with it. While

the up-tempo 5/4 rendition is certainly

catchy, it bears no resemblance

whatsoever, either musicala

distinctive vocal style, a light

musical touch and a hint of camp,

all of which she shows off to particular

effect in the extra-fast Little

Willie Leaps. Her wit and essential

sweetness leap from the

speakers with surprising vitality,

perhaps most of all in the cheerful

comic number (associated with

Bing Crosby and apparently suggested

by her dad), I'm an Old


Sarah B. Hood

Quebecers seem to be having a

long love affair with jazz-fusion.

This is no doubt due in part to the

huge success of the 80's electric

jazz trio, UZEB, which was based

out of Montreal. Alain Caron was

the bass player with UZEB, and he

has recently released "5", a collection

of tunes that continue in the

jazz-rock-funk tradition: moody,

muscular, and modal, with a strong

dose of improvisation. All of the

songs on the new disc were written

and arranged by Caron and he

performed producer duty, as well.

While Caron certainly shines

with his masterful bass playing (and

bass includes 4- and 6-string, fretless,

V-bass, fretted and upright)

he never dominates, but rather

leaves lots of room for his bandmates:

Montreal luminaries Jean

St.-Jacques on keyboards, Tony

Albino on drums and Francois

D' Amours on sax. Maxime St.­

Pierre makes appearances on trumpet

and flugelhorn and Daniel

Thouin takes a tum on some things

called "drum loops" and "percussion

programming". Caron makes

good use of the horns, by offsetting

the electronica with "real" trumpet

and sax lines that are reminiscent,

at times, of 70's soul. For

fusion fans, "5" supplies the

sounds and grooves you crave and,

of course, plenty of virtuoso bass

playing, too.

Cathy Riches

10 compositions

Trio Derome Guilbeault


AM 121 CD


The Unexpected One

Falaise, Sam worth, Tanguay,

Van der Schyff

AM 122CD

Puce a l'oreille

Melanie Auclair

AM 123 CD

Canevas < < + > >

Ensemble SuperMusique

AM 124CD

wide range of sounds, harmonies,

effects, moods and all out crashing

about created here screams out for

repeated listenings in order to truly

grasp the ever present subtleties and

nuances. Good stuff.

With the hot and hazy weather upon

us, here are four recent releases

from Ambiances Magnetiques to

help you savour that great Canadian

pastime called summer.

"10 compositions" from Trio Derome

Guilbeault Tanguay is just that:

ten compositions by band member

Jean Demme dating from 1974 to

present. The release finds this "cult

Montreal jazz band" in excellent

form, proving yet again that when

musicians get together to play for fun

and continue to do so on a regular

basis for a number of years, the

music ages like fine wine. The most

musically accessible of the four releases

reviewed here, there is no

doubt that this is clearly a jazz disc

with both its compositional and performance

roots clearly entrenched in

the music of Dave Holland, Omette

Coleman and Thelonius Monk.

There is an underlying charm which

permeates throughout regardless

whether the cut is straight ahead jazz

like Michka or the more free qualities

of Fluide. Highly recommended.

Two guitarists and percussionists

from opposite ends of the country

battle it out in the free improv release

"The Unexpected One" .

This noisy debut release from Bernard

Falaise, Ron Samworth,

Pierre Tanguay and Dylan van der

Schyff has an edgy, seat-of-yourpants

quality which is simultaneously

appealing and unnerving. The

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Melanie Auclair's "Puce a

l'oreille" is an experimental exploration

of first-time improvisational

interactions between this cellist/

vocalist and seven improvisers

who have been inspirational for

her. In stark contrast to the abovementioned

" 10 compositions" release,

this "Hi, who are you?"

musical approach may lead to a

more fulfilling musical experience

for the performers than for the

listener. The tracks here are successful

mainly for the ingenuity of

the performers. Auclair especially

shows great promise and a mature






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as a free improvisation

sampler with some composed

works thrown in for good measure.

Featuring excerpts from four

multi-thematic Montreal concerts

which took place from 1998-2004,

this is a great CD for both new and

frequent listeners of these

genres. The group employs some

of the best improvisers around with

numerous personnel configurations

on the improvisational tracks resulting

in illuminating creations.

Great improvisational ideas abound

here! Of note is the feisty Impro2

by Jean Derome and Martin

Tetreault - everything I've ever

hoped for in an improv can be

found on this 1 :59 minute track. If

you are going to listen to just one

CD this summer, let it be this one!





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