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Volume 12 - Issue 3 - November 2006

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20BlfS Canada Council Consell des A~ far the Arts du Canadaoront artsbounci" " rn • I" h lrh rr, "'M [[)D LEFIE LD G ROUPIii&!&EARLY Musicby Frank NakashimaThe relatively-new Scaramella Imagine singers, violins, cometti,sackbuts, theorbos, and keyboardschamber series continues to juxtaposehistorical and modem music. all around Trinity-St. Paul's Centre,Their next program presents early recreating the joyful celebration ofItalian Renaissance works by Josquin,Compere, Vincenzo Ruffo and been heard under Michael PraetoriusChristmas Vespers as it might haveothers, with 20th century master in 17th century Germany (Dec 8-9).Arvo Pan (November4) . Scaramella'sartistic director Joelle Morton ronto Consort program is unlikeNow an annual tradition, this To­(gamba) is joined by Katherine Hill your usual Christmas presentation.(soprano and tenor viol), Daniel Cabena(countertenor), Brandon Leis The Toronto Masque TheatreSee, Kathleen Kajioka (violin and opens their 2006/07 season (November9-11) by celebrating Ovid's fa­viola) and Sheila Smyth (viola, trebleviol) . Visit mous tale, Venus and Adonis. A dramaticpresentation of Shakespeare'sThe ever-provocative, clever andtalented I Furiosi Baroque Ensembleis joined by special guest Boyes, is followed by a setting toversion, performed by actor DerekOlivier Fortin in a program titled music by John Blow a century later.'TU be watching you" in which all This "masque entertainment" featuressopranos Michele DeBoer andthe music revolves around the themeof "stalking" (Nov 10 in Toronto, Rachel Harwood-Jones, bass AndrewMahon, dancer Marie-NathalieNov 17 in Thornhill). Their repertoireis always varied, with rarely Lacoursiere, and a period instrumentperformed works mingled with band directed by Larry Beckwith.fresh looks at well-known material.Lots of twists and turns guar­An intimate evening of Schubert'sVisit www.torontomasquetheatre.caanteed! chamber works awaits you at theNamed after the singers and lutenistsin the Stuart kings' chambers Romantic Soul: Schuben 's Cham­Academy Concert Series programand chapel royal, The Musicians ber Works . The Windermere StringIn Ordinary are soprano Hallie Quartet on period instruments areFishel and lutenist John Edwards. joined by Sharon Burlacoff (fortepiano)and Alison Mackay (double­Nov 11 they bring a concert of songsset to lyrics by two of England's bass) performing the well-lovedbest-known Elizabethan courtiers Sir "Trout" Quintet and more. Website:Philip Sidney and Robert Devereux, www .academyconcertseries .comEarl of Essex, including music of Among the out-of-town activitiesthe famous John Dowland and court is Greensleaves. Shannon PurvesmusicianDaniel Batchelar. Website: Smith & Marilyn Fung, viols,www . musiciansinordinary. ca Magdalena Tomsinska, lute, andMozart's best-loved opera, The Jenny Enns-Modolo, mezzo-soprano,take their 16th and 17th cen­Magic Flute, returns to the beautifulElgin Theatre (November 17, 18, tury show on the road, Nov 10 at19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26), brought to the University of Western Ontario,you by Opera Atelier. Follow Tamino'squest to rescue Pamina from loo Chamber Music Society.and Dec 6 for the Kitchener-Water­the evil Queen of the Night, under Meanwhile, the fabulous duo Lesthe direction of Marshall Pynkoski, Voix Humaines (Susie Napper ,with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,conducted by David Fallis. pay a visit to Gravenhurst (NovMargaret Little, violas da gamba)This delightfully colourful production("like an explosion in a flower Marais , Sainte-Colombe, and14) in a program of works by Marinshop") gets better and better. See the Couperin . Former Tafelmusik violinistLinda Melsted gives a re­website: www.operaatelier.comInspired by Shakespeare'sA MidsummerNight's Dream, Henry Waterloo. And the Black Hole Biscital(Nov 15) at the University ofPurcell's Fairy Queen will charm, tro at Waterloo's Perimeter Instituteentertain and move you. Brilliant hosts a dinner-concert (how civilized!)series. The November 24British harpsichordist Richard Egarrdirects the Tafelmusik forces and concert features James Masonsoloists Laurie Reviol (soprano), (oboe), Nadina Mackie JacksonMarc Molomot (haute-contre) and (bassoon) and Paul Jenkins (harpsichord),performing works by Bach,Olivier Laquerre (baritone) - (November29 - December 3) . &Telemann, Lully, Handel, Corretteothers.WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMN OVEMBER 1 - D ECEMBE R 7 2006

St. Michael's Choir School67th Annual Christmas ConcertDecember 15 & 16, 2006, 8:00 p.m.Massey Hall, TorontoTickets: 416-872-4255www.masseyhall.comFESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRAGennady Gefter, Conductor:Jfufiday~Musical selections includeFestive Overture, Courtly Airsand Dances and Seasonal FavouritesTuesday, December 12 at 8 p.m.Oirist Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street(at Heath, 2 blocks north of St. Clair,close to TIC & municipal parking)Tickets To reserve tickets, call 416-491-1683Fax 416-491-5282or visit www.festivalwindorchestra.comHandicapped accessibleSun., December 24, 2006, at 10 pmMessiaen: La Nativiti du SeigneurAaron Tan, organ; free/donation--·- Sat., January 13, 2007, at 3 pm.. . a year-long series of 6 When Two or Three Are Gatheredamcerts and 4 workshops that Jazz in Januarypromise to educate and inspire! Brian Barlow Trio; 1 ( srlst)For details: 416.444.8881www.musicatascension.caascensiontix@gmail.com33 Overland Drive (Don Mills), Toronto, ON M3C 2C3PRESENTS THESIXTH ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT & DINNERChristmas Oratorioby J.S. BachChorus and orchestra conducted by Jane Glover, C.B.E.Diredor of Chicago's Music of the BaroqueNathalie Paulin Soprano Norine Burgess AltoNils Brown Tenor Daniel Lichti BassDennis Giesbrecht EvangelistFriday, December 8, 2006 at 6:30 pmDinner during the 8 pm intermissionEglinton St. George's United Church35 Lytton Boulevard, TorontoCONCERT a DINNER: .00 per personWine bar availableTo reserve tickets, call 416-481-1141, ext. 250Visa and MasterCardThis is a fundraising event serving Eva's Initiatives andits programming for homeless young people in Toronto.NOVEMB ER 1 - DECEMB ER 7 2006 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 21

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