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Volume 2 Issue 3 - November 1996

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(gncert ~es PULSE ORCHESTRA CITY If you are interested in orchestral music, there are thirty orchestral concerts in November, fifteen by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and fifteen by other groups, including a number of excellent community and university orchestras. The Esprit Orchestra is especially active this month, with a concert with clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman, which is part of the CBC's On Stage series and its own Esprit Orchestra Festival weekend on Nov. 29, 30 and December 1. The Esprit concert on the 29th will be with two really wonderful singers, Richard Margison and Elizabeth Turnbull, performing in the premiere of a composition by Esprit Orchestra conductor, Alex Pauk and Montreal composer, John Rea. The idea of the festival weekend was to celebrate the work of Canadian artists, both performing and creative, and to reveal a not so well known side of the Esprit Orchestra's work, that is, its collaboration with Rhombus lr·· .. ,., .... ,., ... ,.,. ,.,.,. ,., ... ,., .... ,., .... ,., ii i i! l !! Films, for which the Esprit has performed five sound tracks to date. See page 19 for details. ' CHORAL MUSIC As most choirs prepare for the Christmas season, there are relatively few choral concerts. We have only twelve listed, of which eight are on the first three days of the month. If you are interested in early music or music history, you will be interested in a concert N ov 1 at the Cathedral Church of St. James. The St. James choir will ·perform the Mass of St. James Compostela, the Toronto premiere of an John Rea, Richard Margison, Elizabeth Turnbull authentic, pre-Tridentine* mass reconstructed by Montreal musicologist Paul Helmer. (*Pre-Tridcntine? Brfore the days of sugar free gum; i.e really old!) And the other end of the month, November 30 will bring a rare opportunity to hear a choir with boy sopranos when Anthony St. Pierre conducts his Schola Cantorum at St. James' Cathedral. OPERA There are 15 operatic performances this month, including Opera Atelier's celebrated Don Giovanni, an in-concert version of Don I have b~~~;~~y~n;~~u~~~leuinfomag since discovering it at the Second Cup about six months ago, and have got out to a couple of Ill L!D!~~~~!~~~! ~~~~~~~~~~~- I~h~~b;~~ Fo~\~e~2:.e I~:~~ ! !J FAX: 416·603-3787 the right place at last! and really helps guide ! !l !i through the abundance of concerts in Pulse. l~.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,u, .. ,,",,".,","'''''''''""""'''''''""'"'"'''''''"'~"'''',JI J an et Z i elinski, Tor on to I DREAMING OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS While sending you info on our concert, it a success _- print black'n white to keep let me also congratulate you for your printing costs low, no charges for excellent publication that is being listings, making it attractive for people to distributed. It is so informative. For provide free info on their concerts, years, I have been dreaming of something attract advertisers to help bring revenues, like this being available. And you seem and most of all: treat everyone (amateurs to do the right things to make and professionals) the same! Great stuffl Marie Boulerice. Giovanni at Artword Theatre, Menotti's The Consul (well worth hearing - I was at its original run last June) at the Music Gallery and a Polish classic, Moniuszko's Halka, on the 23rd and 24th, conducted by Polish-trained conductor, Matthew Jaskiewicz at Central Commerce High School. Then on the 29th and 30th the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble will be presenting Cavalli's La Calisto from 1651, an interesting digression from the wellbeaten paths of opera. FREEBEES . Does going to concerts not fit into your budget? We have 62 concerts this month, out of 247, that are free or by donation. Almost every day has something, and some days have several.. (see especially Nov 3 and 20th), so there is music a'plenti even for those of us with limited means. REALLY LATE LISTINGS Nov 24 Jpm Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral Choir 150th anniversary of Alexander Archangelsky St. Mary Magdalene, 136 Ulster. 534-1763 CORRECTION: Edward Moroney, accompanist, was misnamed in last month's feature article on opera at Gatsby's Restaurant

November '96 ==~~===== •S• PULSE the the the the the etcetera file file Jile JiiA JiiA DATES TO WATCH •Nov 4 1:'00-6:00: Off Centre Music Series. Masterclass w. Jutta Czapski. Remenyi House of Music, 210 Bloor W. 961-3111. . •Nov 6 11:00 a.m.: Educational session w. violist, Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. 324-5531. •Nov 9 10:00-7:00: Flute Masterclass with Peter Lloyd. Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen's Pk. Cresc. 905-648-1560. . •Nov 9, 16, 23 1:00-6:00: Creative Artist Productions. Audition Training Program: Singing for a Conductor with Stephanie Bogie, John Hess & Dwight Bennett. 466-2945. · •Nov 15 8:00-10:00 & Nov 16 9:30-4:00: CAMMAC. A Renaissance Dance Workshop with Linda Adams. 300 Bloor St. w. 927-0806. . •Nov 16 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.: Amadeus Choir's Fourth c B L A A R V 0 Annual Fundraising Auction. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 446-0188. •Nov 19 9:00a.m.: Kidz Music. "Educating for the Future" recording arts workshop. Stella Maris P.S. 423-0175. •Nov 23 6:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. "Heuriger Abend: A traditional Austrian New Wine Festival". The Albany Club, 91 King St. E. 465-2912. + tax. •Nov 25 3:30: York University Music Department. "The Music Cultures of Children", Graduate C?ll?quium in Musi~ with Vnguua Caputo. Semor Common Room, 021 Winters College. 736-5186. •Nov 25 & 26: First annual Newmarket Voice Festival. 905-830-6932. eNov 27 Toronto Wagner Socieiy. "Staging Lohengrin in Bayreuth, New York and Vienna." Lecture by David Stanley Porter, Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 425-1019. Free. •Nov 29 7:00: Esprit Orchestra Festival. Pre-concert talk. St. Lawrence Centre. I Q E U R E s s Dawn Lyons & Den Ciul 109 Fulle~ Avenue Toronto, Ontario M6R 2C4 Phone: (416) 538-3062 Fax: (416) 538-3062 Email: eb page at http: // :-dlyons HARPSICHORDS CLAVICHORDS SPINETS VIRGINALS FORTE-PIANOS Sales - Repairs - Rentals Agents for Zuckermann Harpsichords •Nov 30 Morning and afternoon. Esprit Orchestra Festival. Various events. See ad page 19. MUSICIANS WANTED. A new group, the Toronto Festival Wind Orchestra, is looking for musicians at an intermediate level on a band instrument. Rehearsals Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. "If you're interested in playing in a friendly atmosphere of warm musicianship, please call 416-491- 1683." REALLY MISCELLANEOUS •CBC Radio. 60th anniversary o~en house: 2 days live programmmg, November 2nd and 3rd. Reservations required 205-5555. ETC. FILE CONTINUES PAGE 21 QAr!J cJ\rmstroos Wool!wiru:ls .,L;t.t. 720 Bathurst St., Suite 502 (Just south ofBloor) £veruthi1J!) for the woolfw:iml plA!Jer ol\uthoriulf WRrrADt!f repAir lfepot Reeds, mouthpieces, ligatures Music, expert repairs New instruments Rentals, used Horns GAT~BY~ Ql&TAliDANT presenls ~anie[ '£6 y s IIMAGICAL JOURNEY FROM MOZART TO MUSICALS" AN OPERA TIC DINNER THEATRE REVIEW Every Friday and Saturday Our cast of eight singers will thrill you with selections by the world's greatest composers. The glories of opera. The sensual delights of great food. Dinner: 7:30pm; Performance 8:30pm Information & reservatiohs ,925-4545 or 929-2715 504 Church Street (2 blocks n.of Maple Leaf Gardens)

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