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NEXT MEETING; TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Our study score is “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. First performed in 1918, not only did “The Planets” establish Gustav Holst’s international reputation as an important British composer of the 20th century, but it provided the template for a whole generation of film music. From “Star Wars” to “Star Trek” and beyond, Holst’s approach to the orchestra is ubiquitous in contemporary scoring.
Score for “Jupiter”” can be found on the “Study Materials” page, at the bottom.
 
Watch Jamie Hopkings’ “Venus en reduction” at https://youtu.be/H5nKlsm_EA8
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ANDREW DOWNING; Andrew Downing is a Toronto-based instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He plays primarily in the creative jazz scene in Canada, but also performs classical chamber music, improvised music, folk and roots music, and world music. His projects include MELODEON, a chamber ensemble that performs live music to silent films and OTTERVILLE, a quiet jazz ensemble for which he was nominated for a JUNO award in 2017. He has composed music for Ensemble Polaris, VC2, Ensemble Made In Canada, and The Vancouver Bach Choir.

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*GUEST STUDY LEADER;  Brigham Phillips will be leading the completion of our look at “Jupiter”. Brigham is a trumpet player and pianist and music director for singer John McDermott. He is also a composer and arranger, and leads the Brigham Phillips Big Band. Brigham is also a long-time Ravel supporter.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST STUDY LEADER, please contact John at;  info@torontoravel.com.

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NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment.  Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.

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Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
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We need your helpWe know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help;  First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team.  We need people who can assist with publicity and promotion to work with Janal Bechtholt in spreading the word.  Please email info@torontoravel.com if you can lend a hand. 
          Promo Video PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
          Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel  http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
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See you at Ravel!
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