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Volume 11 Issue 3 - November 2005

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y luminaries of the North German Rococo, including Telemann, Daube, Kirnberger, Meusel. C.P.E. Bach (November 4). Performers include Alison Melville (flute), Joelle Morton (viol), Lucas Harris & Daniel Swenberg (lutes). LULLY'S LAST Opera Atelier launches its 20th Anniversary season with its most ambitious undertaking to date, the North American premiere of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera masterpiece, Armide (November 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12). Armide was the final tragedie lyrique created by Lully and his esteemed librettist Quinault, a uniquely French combination of opera and ballet, for Louis XIV in 1686. Armide takes place in 1099, just prior to the conquest of Jerusalem during the first Crusade, and explores the Christian world's perception of the Muslim world as "the axis of evil". The opera tells the story of Armide, a sorceress who falls in love with the Crusader Renaud, her sworn enemy. Among the cast are mezzo-soprano Stephanie Novacek in the title role, tenor Colin Ainsworth as her lover Renaud, soprano Monica Whicher, soprano Jennie Such, bass-baritone Olivier Laquerre, bass Alain Coulombe, tenor Michie! Schrey, and baritone Curtis Sullivan. Internationally renowned Early Music specialist Andrew Parrott will conduct the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. Website: www (By contrast, Toronto Masque Theatre kicks off its second season with an invitation-only affair, a "concert" performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea (Nov 16) with soloists - tenor Benjamin Butterfield, soprano Teri Dunn, tenor Colin Ainsworth, baritone Alexander Dobson and tenor Lenard Whiting, accompanied by a small baroque band, in the cosy intimate setting of the Heliconian Hall.) Bach, Bouteiller, Stradella, music for two gambas ... Musicians In Ordinary HEAD START Getting a head start on Christmas the Musicians In Ordinary cele~ brate Christmas in the Chamber: Music of the Italian and German Baroque (November 26) with soprano Hallie Fishel, lutenist John Edwards, and guest violinists Christopher Verrette and Aisslinn Nosky, performing rarely-heard spiritual canzonettas, lullabies and cantatas. This concert includes programmatic violin sonatas and love songs for the Virgin Mary, a great source of inspiration, by Claudio Monteverdi, Tarquinio Merula, Johann Rosenmiiller and others. Website: (Nosky plays host rather than guest the night before, when I Furiosi welcomes Montreal gamba great Susie Napper Nov 25 for a less cheerfully titled concert: You shall find me a grave man.) Frank T. Nakashima ( the President of the Toronto Early Music Centre, a non-profit charitable organization which promotes the appreciation of historically-informed performances of early music - temc Tafelmusik North! Join IM for 5 amazing concertJ at the George Weston Recital Hall Sponsored by MARGARET AND JIM FLECK Subscribe NOW! 5 concertJ for aJ Little aJ English Baroque: The Tbame.1 Revuiteo with Richard Egarr, Guest Director & Soloist Tues, Dec 6, 2005 al 8pm l' . ' ( I Amadeo: Mozart in Italy with Michael Maniaci, male soprano Tues, Feb 7, 2006 al 8pm J .S. Bach Weooing Cantata with Gillian Keith, soprano Tues, April 4, 2006 al 8pm Call 416. 733.0545 George Weston Recital Hall in the Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street Gust steps away from the North York Centre subway station) Parking available nearby 200512006 Sc·aso11 Pn•se11ting Spoi1sor I(:,'\ Sun~-' Life Financial Violins, violas, cellos, and bows Complete line of strings and accessories Expert repairs and rehairs Canada's largest stock of string music Fast mail order service @_~ ~i, ,.,., l(k~}-v.""' r ·,~ .;,._yp,.· ~~ . ,· 93, Grenville St., Toronto' MSS 184 ' tel4i6.971".6990 fax4i'6.597.9923 . ~ ' > 1 ! , • !fl' • , Friday November 25th, 8:00 pm Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue 416.536.2943 I 416.530.4816 N OVE MBER 1 - D ECEMBER 7 2005 Back to Ad Index SPECIAL GUEST: Susie Napper, viola da gamba

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