Transcript: Classical Jam | Feb 03, 1988

(music plays)

A man in his sixties plays a soprano saxophone; a woman in her mid-thirties plays the harp.

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A title reads "People Patterns."

Fast clips show people playing different instruments: piano, violins, cello, and clarinet.

A caption appears on screen. It reads "Classical Jam."

Joan stands in a park. She's in her mid-fifties, with short, curly dark brown hair. She wears large glasses, a white shirt and a light blue jacket.

Joan says I'M JOAN REED-OLSEN.
A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO,
WE DID TWO PROGRAMS
ON THE FESTIVAL OF THE
SOUND IN PARRY SOUND.
THERE WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL,
HOW IT BEGAN AND
SOME MUSIC,
ACTUALLY, A
LOT OF MUSIC.
BUT I HAD A LETTER FROM
A MAN RECENTLY TO SAY,
WE DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO KNOW
ALL OF THAT INFORMATION
WE WANTED TO LISTEN
TO THE MUSIC.
SO THIS YEAR, WE'VE COME
BACK TO PARRY SOUND
TO THE FESTIVAL AND
WE'RE DOING ONE PROGRAM
OF MUSIC ONLY.
IT'S CALLED
"CLASSICAL JAM."
JAMES CAMPBELL, THE ARTISTIC
DIRECTOR OF THE FESTIVAL.
JIM, WHAT'S A
CLASSICAL JAM?

The camera zooms out. Jim stands next to Joan. He's in his thirties, clean-shaven, with short dark brown hair. He wears a white shirt and khaki trousers.

He says WELL, WE'RE
ACTUALLY BORROWING
FROM THE JAZZ
WORLD.
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT
A JAM SESSION IS
WHERE MUSICIANS GET
TOGETHER AND JAM AWAY
AND PLAY WHAT
THEY LIKE
OR IMPROVISE A
LITTLE BIT.
OF COURSE, IN A
CLASSICAL JAM
WE'RE NOT MAKING
UP THE MUSIC.
THE MUSICIANS ARE JUST
TAKING THE PIECES
THEY ENJOY PLAYING, THAT
THEY'VE PLAYED AS ENCORES
OVER THE YEARS, THE
PIECES THAT THEY LIKE
AND WE'VE PUT THEM
ON TO THIS PROGRAM.
IN FACT, WE DIDN'T REALLY
DECIDE THE PROGRAM
UNTIL JUST ABOUT AN
HOUR BEFORE IT STARTED.
WE ALL GOT
TOGETHER AND SAID,
WELL, WHAT DO YOU
WANT TO PLAY TODAY?
WHAT DO YOU WANT
TO PLAY?
SO, WE JUST BUILT A
PROGRAM AND HERE IT IS.

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A man and a woman sit at a grand piano. The man is in his mid-thirties with brown hair and a full beard. He wears glasses, a white shirt, a striped tie and black trousers. The woman is in her thirties with curly blond hair; She wears a checked dress in pastel colours.

A caption on screen reads "Fiona and John York, Brahms, Hungarian dance."

They play the piano together.

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Now, a woman in her thirties and with short brown hair plays the harp. She wears a blue shirt and a striped colourful maxi skirt.

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A caption appears on screen. It reads "Erica Goodman, Handel, Harmonious blacksmith."

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A close-up shows the movement of her fingers.

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[applause]

A close-up of a man playing a clarinet appears on screen.

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The camera zooms out and shows three men playing the violin, one man playing the violoncello and behind them, a man sitting at a piano.

A caption on screen reads "John York, James Campbell, Allegri String Quartet; Grainger, Scotch Strathspey and Reel."

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The camera moves around the room showing the men playing.

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[applause]

The men stand up and bow to the audience.

Now, a man in his sixties holds a soprano saxophone. He has short graying hair and a goatee. He wears a white shirt and dark blue denim trousers.
Erica Goodman sits next to him, ready to play the harp.

The man says ONE OF THE MOST
FAMOUS SONGS WRITTEN
BY JULES MASSENET IS HIS
FAMOUS, "MEDITATION."

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A caption on screen reads "Paul Brodie, Erica Goodman; Massenet, Meditation."

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Close-ups show Paul and Erica playing their instruments.

[applause]

Now, Fiona and John York sit at the grand piano.

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A caption on screen reads "Dvorak, Slavonic dance in E minor."

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Paul and Erica appear on stage again.

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A caption appears on screen. It reads "Debussy, La plus que lente."

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[applause]

Now, a man in his mid-forties and with short brown hair plays the piano. He wears glasses, a gray polo shirt and black trousers.

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A caption on screen reads "Gene DiNovi; Waller, Ain't misbehavin'."

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Jim appears on stage playing the clarinet.


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[applause]

Now, Jim and Gene are on stage with the Allegri String Quartet.

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A caption on screen reads "Gershwin, Medley arranged by DiNovi."

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The end credits roll.

Cinematographers, Robert Brooks C.S.C., Douglas Koch

Camera assistant, Steven Tsushima

Sound recordist, Douglas Ganton

Film transfer, Brian Lovery, PFA film and video

Editor, David Bevan

Production manager, Rodger G. Lawson

Production assistant, Mary Louise Lynde

Producer-director, Joan Reed Olsen.

A production of TVOntario.

Copyright 1988, The Ontario Educational Communications Authority.

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