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Volume 3 Issue 1 - September 1997

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  • Toronto
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16 • 2:30: Ford Centre. Louis Lortie, piano. Beethoven: Sonata #1 in f minor; Op.2 #1; Sonata #6 in F, Op.1 0, #2 "Andante favori"; Sonata #21 inC, Op.53 "Waldstein". George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 324-9333. ,.,. • 3:00: Mooredale Concerts. St. Nicholas Mass with Choir & Orchestra plus a Bach Cantata. Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park. See Sep 27. • 3:00: New Music Concerts. The Body Electric/ Guitarevolution. Works by Lim, Tessier & Bartley. Tim Brady, Claude Pavy, soloists. AGO, 317 Dundas W. With admission to the Art Gallery/ PWYC (suggested ). • 3:30: Tafelmusik. A Baroque Exhibition. Trinity-St. Paul's Church. See September 24. UESDA Y SEPTEMBER 30 • 8:00: Music Gallery. The Body Electric/Guitarevolution: Les Trois Guitaristes de /'Apocalypse. Andre Duschene, Jean-Claude Patry & Rainer Weins, performers. 179 Richmond St. W. 204- 1080.,. EDNESDA Y OCTOBER 1 • 12:00 noon: Square in Motion Soundsational Free Concert. Sisa Pacari. Worldbeat on drums, bamboo flute, pan flutes, violins, guitars, charangos & mandolins. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. 392-0458. Free. ' • 12:30: Vorkminster Park Baptist Church Noonday Organ Recital. J. Thomas D. Gonder. 1585 Yonge. 922-11 67. Free. • 8:00: Music Gallery. The Body Electric/Guitarevolution: Western Union. Greg Lowe & Ron Samworth. 179 Richmond St. 204-1080.,. HURSDA Y OCTOBER 2 • 12:10: U. ofT. Faculty of Music. Thursday Noon Series. Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Douglas Stewart, flute; Claire Scholtz, oboe; Stephen Pierre, clarinet; Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Joan Watson, horn. Danzi: Quintet, B flat major; Lefebvre: Suite for Woodwind Quintet, Op.57. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Pk, 978-3744. Free. • 8:00: Canadian Opera Company. Puccini: Turandot. In Italian with English surtitles. Galina Kalin ina, Turandot;· Jon Villars, Calaf; Svetelina Vassileva, Liu; Hao Jiang Tian, Timur; COC Orchestra & Chorus; Canadian Children's Opera Chorus; Marco Armiliato, conductor. 7:15pm: free pre-performance talk in lobby. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front E. 363-8231 . -5. • 8:00: Hemispheres. The Body Electric/Guitarevolution. Works by Rypdal, Stevenson & Gzowski. Terje Rypdal & John Gzowski, soloists. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 973-4000. ,. • 8:00: Toronto School of Music. Grand Opening Concert. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 366-6699. to . • 8:00: TSO. Shostakovich (arr.): Tea for Two; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto #1; Shostakovich: Symphony #4. James Ehnes, violin; Jukka­ Pekka Saraste, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 593-4828. to . FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 • 8:00: COC. Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms. See September 27. • 8:00: The Body Electric/Guitarevolution. David Torn & Tim Brady. du Maurier Centre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 973-4000. ,. • 8:00: Toronto Consort. A Woman's Life. Multi-media salute to Medieval and Renaissance women's music. Music by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini & Contessa de Dia. Alison Mackay, vielle & viola da gamba; Daniele Forget, soprano; Susan Kennedy, narrator. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 964-6337.to . • 8:00: Toronto Children's Choir. Building Bridges. With Radost Praha Children's Choir (Prague). Works of Bohemian composers Janacek, Smetana, Dvorak (Radost Praha); and Adams: Mic ma'q Honour Song; Freedman; Keewaydin; Glick: Moments; Parriquin: Songs of French Canada; Peterson: Hymn to Freedom. Metropolitan United, 56 Queen E. 932-8666. -20. SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 • 7:30: TSO. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto #1; Shostakovich: Symphony #4. James Ehnes, violin; Jukka-Pekka Saraste, cond. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593-4828.-41. • 8:00: Academy Concert Series. Musical Gems from the Bach Family. Jeanne Lamon, violin; Christina Mahler, cello; Genevieve Soli, harpsichord. Eastminster United, 31 0 Danforth. 778-1941.,9,5. • 8:00: Canadian Concert & Recital Artists. Doctors without Borders benefit concert: semi-classical, opera favourites, Broadway, movie. Soprano, mezzo, contralto, tenor & baritone solos/duets with piano, flute, trumpet & guitar. Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 691"9832.to . • 8:00: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Swingle Singers. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 324-9333. , ,. • 8:00: The Body Electric/Guitarevolution. Fred Frith Quartet. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay W. 973-4000. ,. • 8:00: U. ofT., Faculty of Music. Choral Music on Campus. Music of Brahms. MacMillan Singers, Doreen Rao, cond.; U. ofT. Concert Choir, Lori-Ann Doloff, cond. St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph St., 978-3744. . SUNDAY OCTOBER 5 • 2:00: U. ofT., Faculty of Music. Sharing .the Voices. A Gala Choral Celebration. Featuring the Elmer lseler Singers, Elmer lseler, con d. w. the MacMillan Singers, Doreen Rao, cond. and the U. ofT. Symphony Chorus,' Doreen Rao and Elmer lseler, cond. St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph, 978-3744. Free. • 2:30: Ford Centre. Melodramas for speaker & piano. Satie: Sports et divertissements; Poulenc: Babar the Elephant (text, Jean de Brunhoff); Lee Hoiby: What is the Light? (text, Virginia Woolf); Rorem: Colette from Three Women (text, Colette); Glu·ck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (text, Shakespeare). Claire Bloom·, actress; Brian Zeger, piano. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 324-9333.,,. • 3:00: CMC Newman Centre Sunday Matinees. Bourree. A four-part series nurturing young musical talents. 89 St. ·George Street, U. ofT. • 3:00: Toronto Children's. Choir. Building Bridges. With Radost Praha Children's Choir (Prague). See Friday Oct 3. • 7:30: Music at-Metropolitan. Chancel Concert. Terese Sirek, alto. Metropolitan United, 56 Queen St. E. 363-0331 . Free. • 8:00: Esprit Orchestra. The Body Electric/Guitarevolution. Brady: The Body Electric (world premiere); Branca: Free Form (Canadian premiere); Hendrix: Purple Haze (arr. Riffkin); Ford: Salome Fast TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE september '97 wholenote (Canadian premiere); Dolden: With The Power Of Its Own Muscles. Resonance #3; Constant: The Twilight Zone. Guest artist: Tim Brady, electric guitar.-7:15: preconcert talk. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 599- 7880. $:26,.50. ~TOROHTO ~ ~ SCttOOL ~ OF MUSIC Grand Opening Concert Thursday, October 2, 8:00P.M. Operatic excerpts and scenes from La Boheme, La Traviata and Tales of Hoffman, performed by: Mary Liu, soprano Colin Yip, tenor David Warrack, Qi Li, Alan Hobbins, piano Ti Chang, violin and Traditional Chinese music played by Sheng-Mao Hong Recital Hall, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts 5040 Yonge Street, North York Tickets: , , - Students, . (416) 366-6699 THE Academy Concert Series presents Jeanne Lamon (VIOLIN) Christine Mahler !VIOLONCELLO I Genevieve Soli jHARPSICHORD) Music by· J.S. Bach & his sons Saturday October 4th 8pm Eastm1nster United Church 31 0 Danforth Avenue For 1nformat1on (416) 778-1941

wholenote september '97 17 Continued from page 4 •.. BENEFITS the du Maurier Theatre to raise money for the care of Helen McNamara, whose respected weekly jazz column, "McNamara's Bandwagon" ran for 20 years in the Toronto Telegram. Fourth benefit is the North York Symphony's concert at the Ford Centre, September 27 supporting North York General. SCHOOL ON SHOW 0 One of the keys to the success of the North Toronto Institute of Music is that all its teachers are also accomplished performers, who put their preaching into practice in the school's annual Leaside Concert Series. This year's series opens September 13 with pianist, teacher and NTI cofounder, Mary Kenedi. SCHOOL ON SHOW ~ We wrote last issue about Toronto School of Music, which has just opened its doors. Enrollment, they tell us, is growing and they have booked the Ford Centre Recital Hall for a concert on October 2nd, including scenes from La Traviata, La Boheme, and Tales of Hoffman, opera arias sung by Colin Yip and Mary Liu, traditional Chinese music, and a rare appearance by the school's honorary chair, legendary Maureen Forrester. SCHOOL ON SHOW ~ The teachers a t newly opened Toronto pro Voce Studio are wasting no time in showcasing their students and themselves. September 28 a t 2pm. See page 9 for details. Toronto School of Music founders, Colin Yip (far left) and Mary Liu (second from left) with accompanist, Mila Filatova (seated at piano) and the cast of their summer workshop production of La Boheme. SEVERAL SEASONS ALREADY UNDER WAY A number of season-long series open in September this year. September 17 the Arbor Oak Trio opens at Massey College with "The World of Christopher Smart: Music for a Mad Poet." John Fraser, master of the college, will host, feigning (we are assured) madness for the occasion. One of the city's best kept concert secrets every year is U. ofT. Faculty of Music. They've got a nice comprehensive brochure out this year and things get under way September 18, 25 and 26. Other season openings: Academy Concert Series Oct 4; COC Sep 27; Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Sep 28; Esprit Orchestra Oct 5; Ford Centre Sep 25; Mooredale Concerts Sep 27; New Music Concerts Sep 28; Tafelmusik Sep 24; the Toronto Children's. Chorus and the Toronto Consort, both Oct 3; and the TSO Sep 17. OUR MEMBERS WRITE Patria music. Princess of the Stars, a spectacular dawn concert/drama by renowned Canadian R. Murray Schafer, runs September 1 2 - 14 on Wildcat Lake. Actors, dancers and fabulous animals animate this legend of loss and longing from specially designed, lit canoes. Round trip bus available. Phone 1-888-246- 6109. Mozart Society. According to the Globe and Mail the Mozart Society (250 Heath Street W. #403, Toronto, MSP 3L4) "must be one of Toronto's best kept secretsand best musical deals." Members joining now get four concerts in 1997 and seven in 1998 for (tax deductible). Non-members pay 0 at the door. Ford Centre. One of today's finest Beethoven interpreters, Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas beginning Sunday, September 28 at 2:30pm. Spanning eight recitals over two seasons, Lortie has selected three locales: the Ford Centre, London's Wigmore Hall, and Milan. Call416-324-9333 . Etobicoke Community Concert Band. "Breaking the Sound Barrier" is a musical tribute to trumpet legend Rafael Mendez. John Edward. Liddle on trumpet and Beatriz Remedios' on' piano perform flashy, inspired pieces of technical brillillance in the Spanish style, leaving audiences breathless. An evening of fire and romance! Saturday, September 27. ~~ the 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 Street (near College/Bay), Toronto phone (416) 971-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 Free parking • Open Sundays 12 - 5 TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT US1lNG SOURCE

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