Dec'96/ Jan'97 PULSE Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See December 5. • 8:00: Toronto Classical Jazz Society. The Cosentino Brothers and their Boilermaker Jazz Band. Polish Combatants Association Hall, 206 Beverley St. 690- 3283. • 8:00: Victory Loyal Orange Lodge #137. Frank lacina, organ. (Annual Christmall dinner at 6:30). Metro Toronto House of Orange, 417 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough 690-0038. (dinner and concert) • 8:00: Voices, Ron K.M.Cheung, dir. Christmas Day. Pergolesi: Magnificat; seasonal music ranging from Gregorian Chant to P.D.Q. Bach. Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor St. West. 968-7236/769-1345. ,. • 8 :30: Gatsby's Restaurant. Daniel Eby's "A Magical Journey from Mozart to Musicals." See December 6. • 11 :OOam: Music at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Willan: Missa Brevis XI; Byrd: Civitas Sancti Tui. 477 Manning Ave. 769-7991 . • 2:00 & 7 :30: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. See December 4. • 2:00: Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, John Tuttle, · cond. Winter Concert. Glenn Gould Studio. See December 7 . • 2:00: Harbourfront Centre Coca-Cola Concert. Trilogy. Off Centre Music Series presents violinist Peter Sirotin in his Toronto debut and Boris Zarankin performing works by . Schumann, Saint-Saens and Paganini. A unique afternoon of music with poetry, pastries, and coffee in an · intimate 19th century salon setting. Sunday, Dec.8, 2:30p.m. Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St. (416) 466- 1870 Tickets .00 "Two Thousand Years of Christmas. • Celebrating the rich history and joyful spirit of Christmas with stories, traditional tunes and rare musical gems. Cathy Miller, Eileen McGann and David K, singer-songwriters. Water's Edge Cafe, 235 Queens Quay West. 973-3000. Free. • 2:00: Opera in Concert. Arrieta: Marina. Jane Mallett Theatre. See December 7. 1:15 pm: Backgrounder. • 2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Ann Edwards, piano. Scarlatti: Two Sonatas; Brahms: Intermezzi Op.117; Schumann: Papillons; Ravel: Valses Nobles; Ginastera: Sonata. Walker Court, 317 Dundas St. West. 977- 0414. Free with admission to the gallery. • 2 :30: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Beaux Arts Trio. Music by Haydn, Arensky and Brahms. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 872-2222. ,.50,. • 2:30: Off Centre Music Series. Piano m usic by Schubert and Chopin. Dan Atanasiu, piano. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. 466-1870. ,. • 2:30: Royal Ontario Museum. Grassroots Christmas. lan Bell & John Mayberry perform highlights of early Canadian and traditional music of the British Isles for the holiday season. Eaton Court, 100 Queen's Park. 586-5549/966-1409. Admission included with ROM admission. • 3:00: Concertsingers, Stephen Powell, dir. What Sweeter Music - Christmas Favourites. Schutz: The Christmas Story; Poulenc: Quem vidistis pastores dicite; Holman: The Flower of Jesse; Biebl: Ave Maria; three settings of What Sweet er Music; seasonal arrangements by Rutter and Willcocks. Thomas Fitches, orgim and soloists. Saint Thomas' s Church, 383 Huron St. 769-7991., .. • 3:00: Hart House Music Committee. Sunday Serenades concert. An afternoon with pianist William Aide. Hart House Great Hall, Universit y of Toronto. 785-0397. Free with reception. • 3:00: Mooredale Youth Orchestra Concert. Kristine Bogyo and Clare Carberry, cond. Rosedale Heights School. 7 11 Bloor St. East (opposite Castle Frank subway). 9 22-371 4. ,. • 3:00: Music at Rosedale. Handel: Messiah, Part I; Britten: Ceremony of Carols (excerpts) . Rosedale Festival Chorus; Douglas Bodle, organ; Mary Legge, conductor. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt . Pleasant Road. 921 -1931. Freedonations gratefully accepted. • 3:oo: Royal Conservatory of Music String Ensembles. Students from the Post Secondary Performance Program. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor s·t. West. 408-2824 ext.321. ,. • 3:30 & 8:00: Tafelmusik. A Choral Celebration. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church. See December 5. • 4:00: Armour ·Heights Presbyterian Church Choir. Nesmith: Cantata "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (premiere performance); other seasonal music. Tracy Smith, soprano; Philippa Campsie, Nancy Gibson, altos; Jim Nesmith, Brian O'Sullivan, tenors; Michael Gibson, bass; Bruce Nesmith, organist & conductor. 1 05 Wilson Ave. 485-4000. ,. • 4:00: Music at St. George's. Distler: A Little Advent Music; Pfautsch: A Day for Dancing; Ohrwall: The Three Kings. Choir of St. George's United Church; chamber ensemble; guest children's choir: North York Festival Singers; Peter Merrick, dir. 35 Lytton Blvd. 481-1141. Free will offering. • 4:00: The Toronto Classical Singers. Handel: Messiah (highli'ghts). Talisker Players and guest soloists. Juergen Petrenko, cond. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 443- 0312. ,,,. • 7:00: Doug Aldridge' s Sentimental Swing Band. North York City Hall, 5100 Yonge St. 395-7350. Free. • 7:30. Mississauga Youth Orchestra·. Annual Christmas Concert. Meadowvale Theatre, Mississaug ~ . 905-821 -0090. • 7:30: Combined Choirs of- Grace Church-on-the-Hill. Handel: Sing-along' Messiah. Janet Obermeyer, soprano; Peter Mahon, counterte.nor; Jay Lambie, tenor; Bruce Schaef, bass; Melva Graham, conductor. Grace· Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 482-4836. $ 14,$ 10 , . • 8 :00: Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Brave Old World Klezmer group. Traditional and original. compositions. Alan Bern, accordion and piano; Kurt Bjcirling, clarinet; Stuart Brotman, bass, percussion and cimbalom. 3080 Bayview Ave. 221 -3433. ,,. • 8 :00: Music Gallery. Ellen Christi and the lncrediba/ls (Jan Schlegal, bass; Luigi Archetti, guitar; Claudio Lodati, guitar). 179 Richmond St. West . 204- 1080: $ 12, • 8 :00: New Music Concer.ts. Luigi Nono in the eighties. None: Post-Prae-Ludium #1 "Donau" (1987); Omaggio a Gyorgy Kurtag (1982-86); Guai al gelidi mostri (1983). Guest performers: Giancarlo Schi.affini, tuba; Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabass. 7 :00pm: film by Birgitta Ashoff: "Luigi Nono. A portrait of the Italian Composer." DuMaurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's.Quay West. 961-9594. ,. ' • 8:00: St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Advent Carol Service. Music by Byrd, Gardner, Mozart, Rutter and Taverner. 151 Glenlake Avenue (n.e. of Bloor & Keele). Free will offering. • 8 :00: Sacred Music Society, Uwe Lieflander, cond. Mass for th&lmmaculate Conception. Bruckner: Ecce sacerdos magn'us; Locus iste; Tote pulchra es Maria. With brass quartet . St. Ambrose Church, 782 Brown's Line. 588-9079. • 8:00: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Stravinsky: Concerto in D for String Orchestra; Liszt : Les Preludes; Brahms: Symphony #1 in c minor, Op.68. Joaquin Valdepenas, David Zaf er, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 593- 7769 ext. 372. ,. • 1 :OOpm Cathedral Church of St. James. Christopher Dawes - Bach organ recital. Canonic Variations: Vom Himmel hoch (769); Jesu, maine Freude (manualiter, 713); from Leipzig chorales - 3 settings of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (659-661). 65 Church Street at King. 369-0020. Free. • 5:00: Royal Ontario Museum. Jorge Lopez Trio. A concert of traditional Hispanic music celebrating the holiday season. Eaton Court, 100 Queen's Park. !:;86-5549. Free. • 6:00: Music at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The Concep tion of the BVM. M ass X, Plainsong. 477 M anning Ave. 769-7991. • 7 :00: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Annual Christmas Carol Sing along. Etobicoke City Hall. 399 The W est M all. 621-2813. Free. • 8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawren ce String Quartet; Ru ssell Braun, baritone; Carolyn Maule,
Pec'96/ Jan'97 --- - -~~..:...::. ' - _ · . PULSE \ Op .36; Dvorak: Quartet in F Op.96 "American". Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366- 7723. ,. • 9:00: Music Gallery. CCMC. This real-time compositioh team is made up of Paul Dutton, John Oswald, Michael Snow and others. 179 Richmond St. West. 204-1080. Free. • 12:00 noon: Glenn Gould Studio: Music Around Us. 4th Annual Atrium Christmas Celebration. Selections from Bach: Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi: Gloria; carol singalong. Elora Festival Singers; Sinfonia Mississauga; Noel Edison, John Barnum, conductors. 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. Free. 1080. , • 8:00: Sinfonia Mississauga, John Barnum, cond. Gloria. Vivaldi: Gloria; Bach: Excerpts from Choruses for Christmas; Robertson: Christmas Carols (sing-along); Rutter: Music for Christmas; Purcell: Trumpet Overture from the "Indian Queen". Elora Festival Singers, • 12:10: Music in St. Paul's. Noel Edison, cond. Glenn Gould ·':::l•: . . . . . . . .. ....... .. .. .. Recital by Diane da Camera, Studio, 250 Front St. West. ~Yf~~f~~~.:::.::,::::::·· i;F!~~.~~:~;;£!-:~~ 872-2222. ,. • 8:00: Arbor Oak Trio; Green Groweth the Holly: A Royal Yuletide. Carols, cantatas, arias, sonatas for Christmas. Teri .Dunn, soprano; Nancy Reynolds, alto; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Paul Grindley, bass; Avery MacLean, recorder. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue. 256- 9421. ,. • 8:00: Association of Canadian Women Composers and the Music Gallery. Music by Canadian Women. Gardiner: • 12:30: The Central Ontario Michael Burgess, Canadian A musical fantasy created from Remembered Voices; Bouchard: Region Educators - Music & the tenor, gives a special holiday the repetition of everyday Reciproque; Blomfield Holt: Suite Coalition for Music Education in performance. Waterfall Stage, kitchen activities. Marie-Josee #2 for Violin and Piano; Canada, 5th Annual Christmas Concourse Level. 862-6034. Chartier; Katherine Duncanson; Maksimovic: Reminiscence; Tubafest & Choir Sing-along. Free. Eve Egoyan; Fides Krucker; Coulombe-St.Marcoux: Nathan Phillips Square. 222- r.;;;;;;;;;;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;,;;;l Anita La Selva; Linda Catlin Integration #2; Morlock: X; Ho: 8262, ext. 6628. Smith; Joanna Mcintyre, dir. • 12:30: Yorkminster Park 231 Queen's Quay West. 973- Baptist Church Noonday Organ 4000. to .50. Recital. William Wright (organist at Deer Park United Church). 1585 Yonge St. 925-7312. Free. • 7:00: Art Gallery of Ontario. All That's Jazz Gala. Arlene Smith, vocalist; Mike Lewis, piano; Bill Graham, drums; • 12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Jimmy Amaro, bass; Theodore Hall Volunteers' Bring Your Own Gentry, host. Walker Court, 317 Lunch Concert. Ameene Dundas St. West. 979-6648. Cover charge. Leonardo Trio, piano t,rio Shishakly, clarinet; Shelley Brown, flute; Tenia-Lee Osmond, • 8:00: Mozart Society and piano. 60 Simcoe St. 593·4822. Toronto Chamber Society, David "An interpretation ofpower, Free. Fallis, dir. A Celebration of subtlety and grace" • 7:30: Bach Children's Austria's Millennium. LOS ANGELES TIMES Chorus, Linda Beaupre, dir. Compositions inspired by one of Rejoice and Be Merry. New and the intellectual leaders of 18th traditional music for Christmas Century Austria: Gottlieb van and Chanukah George Weston Swieten. Music by Handel, WOMEN'S MUSICAL Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. C.P.E. Bach, Mozart and Haydn. Sunderland Hall, 'First Unitarian CLUB OF TORONTO Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Ave. West. 482-2173. • 1 :30: Women's Musical Club Recommended donation . of Toronto. The Leonardo Trio, • 8:00: New Music Concerts. piano trio. Walter Hall, 80 Stefano Scodanibbio, solo Queen's Park Crase. 487-3697. contrabass. Music Gallery, 179 . Richmond St. West. 961-9594. • 7:45: Toronto Home Organ ,. Society. Ralph Frase; (Forf11er. • 8:00: Royal Conservatory of Maple Leaf Gardens organist.) Music Orchestra; RCM Repertory plays the 3 manual Kimball Chorus and soloists; Rennie organ, Xanadu model. Queen Regehr, cond. Handel: Messiah Elizabeth Hospital Auditorium, (excerpts); Bach: Magnificat; 550 University Ave. (Elm St. other holiday favourites. Church ent) 233-0206. . of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. • 8:00: Etobicoke Museum. A West. 408-2824 ext.321. Celebration of the Season in ,. Song & Dance. North American, • 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn European, & Middle Eastern Choir and Toronto Symphony Music and song. Michael Orchestra, Elmer lseler, cond. Franklin, Ben Grossman, Steve Handel: Messiah. Monica Starchev. 4709 Dundas St; W. Whicher, soprano; Norine 394-8113.,. Burgess, mezzo-soprano; Gordon • 8 :00: Jazz at St. John's. Gietz, tenor; Russell Braun, Mike Murley, tenor sax; Reg baritone. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Schwager, guitar; Jim Vivian, Simcoe St. 598-0422. to bass. St. John's West Toronto, . 288 Humberside Ave. 763- .·. · .. •· )) • 8:00: Music Gallery. Mathew · .·•--.• .·· • . .· · :\)(Shipp ······· 2393. Trio ,,. with William Parker, illilill/i/ll!i!~~~~~~~~~~~~j~1'~''! . • • ••·••• ••.•.. · ••. · ••- :~ ()bass and Susie Ibarra, drunis. ·.· ... , "·.·.· :,' .:':.::: .. }:))) 179 Richmond St. West. 204- Caprice; Skarecky: The Eye of the Phoenix; Prezarilent: Piano Fantasy #3. Marc Sabat, violin; John Hess, piano; Paul Widner, · · ······ (:::::·:::::::=::~:~: ~~:·, b~~.R~~~~$o;,d St. West. ·. ··:::··:':\ • 8:00: Baroque Concerts at ··' :: Knox College Chapel. Lebeque: ··· : organ Noels; chamber pieces for violin, viola da gamba and continuo by Marais, Couperln & others. Linda Melsted, baroque violin; Sergei lstomin, baroque cello/viola da gamba; Charlotte Nediger, organ/harpsichord. 59 St. George St. 652-9817. ,. •- 8:00: CBC Radio 740. A Vinyl Cafe' Christmas with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe Orchestra. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. ,. BACH ILDR_E~ ORUS~ Linda Beaupre, Conductor Lydia Adams, Pianist and introducinq The Bach Chamber Youth Choir Rejoice and be Merry ... with seasonal music performed by all 200 sinqers of the Bach Children's Chorus friday. December 13. 1996 at 7:30p.m. The Georqe Weston Recital Hall of the Ford Centre for the Performinq Arts. Tickets: $ 18 and Tickets available by visitin~ the box officeof the Ford Centre for the Performin~ Arts or by phonin~ TicketMaster at ( 416) 8 72-2222.