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Volume 2 Issue 7 - April 1997

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6 · · apnl '97 wholenote NEW ''MUSICTHEATREMUSIC" SHINGLE MAKES FOR STRANGE. STABLEMATES! There are 26 shows tinder our MUSICTHEATREMUSI c shingle this month. Quite a range too. PILGRIM One of the most unusual is St. James' Cathedral's A Pilgrim in 1ime, described by its producers as "a new work about history, community, faith and journey". The production staff are theatre pros specializing in community-based theatre. As such their commitment is to the · piece as art and to- helping community participants in reach their own potential. The production will thus 'be shaped, to an unusual degree, by its participants' skllls and interests. Pilgrim in 1ime runs three days only. . Canadian Stage Company's current fnustheat 'venture is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's recent musical, ,Passion, described in their promo as "a compelling· tale of love's reckless, relentless, fury, and its power to shatter or redeem." Whew'. Passion runs April 7 to May lOr(by which time, everyone will no doubt be exhausted!). On the community front, Robert Wright and George Forrest's adaptation of Borodin, Kismet, produced by the Scarborough Choral Society, plays April 11-13 and 17 -19. And Curtain Call Players' production of Lionel Bart's miver runs April 17-19 and 24- 26. . Watch for Toronto Operetta Theatre's Canadian premiere of Antonin Dvorak's opera, · Rusalka, a mere 96 years after its original Euro -an · remiere! Canadian Children's Opera Chorus presents And watch for PM Productions' remount of their debut rockmusical Job and the Snake at Trinity Basement Theatre, 619 Sherbourne Street. (Among the 10 ensemble leads is recording artist, Kevin . Conn~lly, whom Nick Krewen of the Hamilton Spectator called "one of the best tenors Canada has produced'' Even if he's only half right... . . Also in April, Opera Atelier will remount its production of G.F. Handel's Acis and Galatea, his masterpiece, more performed tn his lifetin1e than anything else he wrote. This production will introduce 'to Toronto audienceS two English tenors, Richard Edgar Wilson and Matthew Hargreaves. This production of Handel's "salon" piece features au~entic ' costumes and a "period" orchestra .conducted by David Fallis. And watch out for two productions involving children during this period. First is Shevchenko Musical · E,psemble's Pet~r and the Wolf at the Betty Oliphant Theatre on SUnday April 6. The second is the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus·H.M.S.:. Pinafore at Hart House Theatre at the beginning of May. SEE LISTINGS, PAGE 8 SALZBURG _ OPERA FESTIVAL THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE Aug. 20 to Aug" 28, 1997 Join CATHERINE BELYEA of CLASSICAL 96 FM ON OUR WONDERFUL OPERA TOUR! WOZZECK, DIE ZAUBERFLOETE, BORIS GODUNOV, PELLEAS & MELISANDE. LOVELY ACCOMMODATION AND SIGHTSEEING. ,849 (Cdn.), on share basis Call Walter Verzuu at: CROSSROADS TRAVEL 99 Crown's Lane Toronto, M5R 3P4 Phone: 416-920-4800 Fax: 416"920-4684 ETOBICOKE MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS ' Conductor: John Tu'ttle Dlrector: Marilyn Gronsdal Powell proudly presents . ~ ~~-- 11 _ n'...t_Jbq • EJXASf Musrc AND LYRICS BY: Carol Hall BooK BY :Larry L. King and Peter Masterson · BASED ON A STORY BY: Larry L. King Performance Dates: April11, 12, 13, 18, 19,20,25,-26,1997 Evenings: 8:00 p.m. Sunday Matinees: 2:00 p.m. . . FOR TICKET$ AND MORE INFORMATION CALL 416-248-041 0 Tickets .00 Seniors (6s and over) and Students (under t9)- .00 VIS~ or MASTERCARD accepted with no service charge . ~ ·No Refunds. • UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS: Falll997:1'iddler o': the Roof • Spring 1998:· Chicago

wholenote april:97 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! ... CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Now in its fourth season; 40 fingers is a group of experienced and active composers and perfonners on the Toronto scene. 40 fingers' concerts include free improvisation, contemporary composition (our own and other people's) and everything in between. Much of 40 fingers' repertoire also includes thea-trical elements and innovative use of the perfonnance space. Etobicoke Community Concert Band 153 Royalavon Cr. Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 205 Ph: 416-23?-7468. Fax: 233-1044 Artistic Dir.: Jolm Edward Liddle Contact: Carolyn McGee Since its inception in 1995, this 45-member ensempie has stirred. up the community arts scene and has attracted a large and zealous following with performances of high calibre and popular appeal. Under the direction of John Edward Liddle, the Band maintains a busy concert · schedule, presenting a range of · entertaining. programmes at musical functions, comniunity events, open-air concerts and large-scale concert productions: An active promoter of Canadian talent, the Band showcases the lights of the regional professional music scene, Westcott :A[oy WOODWINDS lS PETER NOY Reed Specialist Selmer Paris Trained .. All repairs for SAX • CLARINET OBOE • ·BASSOON SELECT NEW & USED INSTRUMENTS One Yorkville Ave. (416) 972-0606 including great perfonners and composers. · For its next showstopper, "SWINGING AT THE P ALAIS", Friday June 6, the Band 'Swings open the doors on the famed lakeshore ballroom to present a nostalgic evening of • , fabulous Big Band music featuring one of Toronto's kings of swing, trumpeter Frank Evans Tickets are . So book early, and bring your dancing shoes! B TRACK DIGITAL •. Recording~ · · 'I • On Location • CD~'s & Tapes • Vocal and ~' ' Instrumental Peter Hercus (905) 1897- 1997 . @.~ · tlie . sound post . . Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos, basses repairs and restorations, bow rehairs strings and accessories music and recordings educational materials guaranteed lowest prices · * NEW LOCATION * 93. Grenville St. (near College/Bay), Toronto phone (416) 971-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 · Free Parking * ?pen Sundays 12 - 5 ' We buy tfilO of your ailErrB@n&tfil fb!Jis (vinyl !) (like Beethoven, Mozart, Stockhausen) . We tra~el anywh·ere for good col lection MIKROKOSMOS Mail Order Company ' v (416) - 224 - 1956 Fax ·( 416) - 224 - 2964· Ask our free, monthly set-sale catalogu·e: More than g).(JJJ)JJ ~ f1!J>f;3 0 'll@B every month Many audiop'hile Decca & EM/ records .(Sorry, mail or phon.e order only!) Thom·as Hampson The leading baritone of our time, and one of the most versatile singers of all time. EMI CLASSICS announces' several new releases by Thomas Hampson · including Mahler's .Das Lied van der Erde, ·conducted by Sir Simon Rattle ,. and a budget - pric~ sampler Thomas Hampson - A Portrait. available on CD 100 Years of Great Music· at all good record stores LISTING SO\)RCE 7

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