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James Montgomery

Montgomery, James (Louis). Composer, performer, administrator, b Ravenna, O, 6 Feb 1943; B MUS (Baldwin-Wallace) 1966, M MUS (Toronto) 1972. He studied composition with D. Beswick, with Anthony Donato at Northwestern U, and with John Weinzweig and Gustav Ciamaga at the University of Toronto.

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Ignatius Rumboldt

Ignatius (Aloysius) Rumboldt. Choir director, organist, educator, administrator, b Curling (now Corner Brook), Nfld, 30 Nov 1916, d St. John's, Nfld, 19 Sep 1994; honorary LLD (Memorial) 1980. Rumboldt studied violin with Catherine ('Kitty') Ryan and voice, piano, and organ with Charles Hutton.

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Kelly Russell

Kelly Russell. Folk instrumentalist and collector, record producer, b St John's, Nfld, 30 Jun 1956. He studied piano with his mother, Dora Russell, and at 18 taught himself to play the fiddle, subsequently taking up other folk instruments (bouzouki, concertina, tin whistle, dulcimer, Celtic harp.

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Brad Fraser

Other early works were Mutants (1980) for Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton and Wolf Boy (1981), which was produced a number of times across the country, culminating in the noted production at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille that introduced a young Keanu Reeves to the theatre.

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Alfred Rosé

Alfred (Eduard Emmerich) Rosé, conductor, composer, pianist, music therapist (born 11 December 1902 in Vienna, naturalized Canadian 1955; died 7 May 1975 in London, Ont). His mother was Gustav Mahler's sister.

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Gaston Arel

Gaston Arel. Organist, teacher, b Trois-Rivières, Que, 10 Sep 1928; lauréat in organ (AMQ) 1948.

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Ernest Farmer

Ernest (Jones) Farmer. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Woodstock, Ont, 18 Mar 1883, d Toronto 25 Sep 1975; ATCM 1903, BA (McMaster) 1903. After studies at the TCM 1897-1905 with Lena Hayes Smith and A.S.

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Philéas Roy

Philéas (Alphonse) Roy. Organist, pianist, band conductor, choirmaster, writer, astronomer, b Quebec City 9 Nov 1857, d there 23 Nov 1939. He studied with Damis Paul (organ and piano), Célestin Lavigueur (violin), and Calixa Lavallée (harmony).

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RIDEAU

RIDEAU (Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d'événements artistiques unis/Independent Network of United Distributors of Artistic Events). Established in Quebec City in 1978 under the name of Réseau Accès, this association adopted the name RIDEAU in 1983.

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Leo Smith

Leo (Joseph Leopold) Smith. Composer, cellist, writer, teacher, b Birmingham, England, 26 Nov 1881, d Toronto 18 Apr 1952; B MUS (Manchester) 1902, honorary FRMCM (Manchester College) 1925. Smith's mother was an accomplished pianist, his father a teacher.

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John Rea

His Com-possession (1980), commissioned by CBC Radio, won the Jules Léger Prize for chamber music in 1981. Vanishing Points, commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra, was premiered by the Esprit Orchestra in 1983, and was later performed by the Toronto Symphony and Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

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Alain Thibault

Thibault, Alain. Composer, b Quebec City, 28 Dec 1956; B MUS composition (Montreal) 1983. He studied mainly at the University of Montreal and at Laval University and McGill University.

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Manus Sasonkin

Sasonkin, Manus. Composer, pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, teacher, conductor, b Brooklyn, NY, 30 May 1930; B MUS (Yale) 1949, M MUS (Yale) 1950, PH D (Boston)1953.

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Henri Pontbriand

Henri Pontbriand. Tenor, teacher, b Sorel, Que, 18 Jan 1894, d Rawdon, near Joliette, Que, 12 Jun 1969. After training as a naval draughtsman he moved to Montreal in 1912 and took lessons from Albert Clerk-Jeannotte (voice) and Victoria Cartier (piano).

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Gilles Pelletier

Gilles Pelletier, actor, director, theatre director (b at Saint-Jovite, Qué 22 Mar 1925). Son of the notary, publisher and literary critic Albert Pelletier, Gilles Pelletier was early destined for a career as a sailor.

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Jean-Pierre Pinson

Jean-Pierre Pinson. Musicologist, teacher, flutist, b Orléans, France, 12 Dec 1943; L LITT (Poitiers) 1967; Certificate in musicology (Poitiers) 1977, MA musicology (Montreal) 1977, PH D musicology (Montreal) 1981.

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Eddy Toussaint

Eddy Toussaint's early jazz work with dancer Eva VON GENCSY led to a 1973 engagement at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he danced and taught. In 1972 he joined von Gencsy and Geneviève SALBAING to launch LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, but left a year later.

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Charles Palmer

(Robert Henry) Charles Palmer. Organist-choirmaster, composer, teacher, b Ringwood, Hampshire, England, 24 Jun 1916; BA music (Oxford) 1937, ARCO 1938, MA music (Oxford) 1945, B MUS (Oxford) 1956. He was brought to Canada as a child but was educated and pursued some of his career in England.