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Volume 3 Issue 4 - December 1997/January 1998

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etceteraetCeteraEtceTEfAetcetera WORKSHOPS Dec. 7 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop by virtuoso recorder player Francis Colpron. 480-0225. Dec. 12 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Christmas meeting. Special guest coach: Frank Nakashima. 968-1559. Dec. 17 7:00: CAMMAC Flute Club. For flute players to play with others. 421-0779. Jan. 4 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop by Betsy MacMillan, viol player with ­ Ensemble Arion, for voices & instruments. 480-0225. Jan. 9 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. 968-1559. Jan. 21 7:00: CAMMAC Flute Club. See Dec. 17. Jan. 25 2:00: CAMMAC Musical Reading. First Unitarian Church, 175 St. Clair W. 421-0779. Jan. 30 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. See Jan. 9. Feb. 1 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop given by Janos Ungvary, Hungarian recorder player. 480-0225. AUDffiONS proVOCE Studios. New term starts mid-January. Classes in singing; sight singing; opera appreciation; Russian, French, German, Italian diction; Opera Workshop (now auditioning for spring production); Young Singers' Academy (now auditioning for spring production). 960-0472. Premiere Opera Company. Auditions for Arabian Nights Entertainments, December 6, 3-5 pm; January 17, 4-6 pm. 416-926-9643. Classical Chamber Orchestra. "A Training Orchestra." Positions available for violin, viola, cello, bass, french horn, oboe,· flute, clarinet, trumpet. 416-233-4200. Toronto Salon Orchestra. String players wanted. 416- 482-6174. LECTIJRES, MASTER CLASSES Canadian Opera Company. Acclaimed designer & illustrator Maurice Sendak: talks about designing for opera. January 11, 1pm. 363- 8231. . Music Toronto. Masterclass by Cyprien Katsaris, distinguished French pianist. December 17, lOam to 12 noon, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. 214- I brought the tradition to Holy Trinity from the Church of St. Martin's in-the-Field in London England. Over the course of sixty years it has involved many people, who often grow from one role to another as - one woman, for example, began as an angel, for many years played Mary, and most recently has been playing the part of Anna, the elderly prophetess. One of the most endearing aspects of the Holy Trinity tradition is that the baby Jesus is always played by a real live baby! 1660. Free to Music Toronto That little wellspring of subscribers & students; creativity, Artword Theatre, is general public. about to workshop a new Opera Symposium, chamber opera, Heloise, with University of Toronto at music by Toronto composer, Scarborough. Two days of William Beauvais and libretto talks about the current state of by Artword founders Ron operatic arts, including slide Weihs and Judith Sandiford. shows, discussions & The pefformances will be on demonstrations. COC & December 6 & 7. Opera Atelier; Wayne · Koestenbaum, keynote OPERA EXCERPTS address. January 22 & 23. 287-7007. The Mozart Society will prepro VOCE STUDIOS. sent the U ofT Opera School Voicemasterclass given by doing excerpts from its pro- Michael Warren, December 5, duction of La Finta 7pm. 960-0472. ,. Giardiniera qn January 13. Toronto Early Music Players ProVoce studios will be Organization. Masterclass by presenting a recital of opera Francis Colpron for recorder excerpts on January 16. players, on two variations by Centuries Opera Association van Eyck or one movement will present recitals of its from a sonata. December 6 workshop program partici- 1 :30pm. 463-0578. pants on December 5 and TORONTO JEWISH FOLK January 20. January 22 and 23 CHOIR. Authentic Jewish there will be a two day opera brunch at Free Times Cafe symposium at Scarborough accompanied by a varied ' College, w~th performances by program of vocal music old & Opera.Ateher and the new traditional & modern Canad1an Opera Company. secuiar & sacred, includin~ For further information, call selections for Chanuka. 287-7007. December 14, 12:00 noon & 1:30pm. Reservations 967- MUSIC THEATRE LISTINGS 1078. VOLUNTEERS: Beaches Art Arbor Oak Trio. The Christmas Centre seeks volunteers to aid Rose by Bruce Nichol. Robert in the needs of the Centre O'Driscoll, dir; RCM Children's and Alan Howard Waldorf (will be trained in their field School Choirs. Dec. 12: 7:30; of interest). 690-4552. Dec. 13: 3:00. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle CONTEST: ART SONG COMPOSffiON. Ave. 256-9421.,. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF Artword Theatre and Winter SINGING (NATS). Deadline: Longing Music. Heloise by Wm. Beauvais, Judith Sandiford & January 10, 1998. 416-921- Ron Weirs. Linda Eyman, sop. 7646. Entry fee (US). Alan Gasser, ten. Paul Oros, (Continued on p.21) bar. 81 Portland St. Dec. 6 & TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPO RARY CONCERT USTNG SOURCE 7' 8:00. 408-1146, ,. Beach Arts Centre. Mother Goose. Anne Butler, dir. Elain Daviau, chor. Dec.12,13, 14, 19, 20, 21 : 8:00; Dec.13, 14, 20,21: 2:30. 1852 Queen St. E. 690-4552.,. Canadian Opera Company. Humperdinck: Hanse/ and Grate/. Kristine Jepson, Clare Gormley, Gary Rideout, John Fanning, Alexandra Hughes, soloists; COC Orchestra; CCO Chorus; Randall Behr, cond. Maurice Sendak, set & costumes. Jan.23,28, Feb.S, 7: 8 :00; February 3: 7:00; Jan. 25: 2:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. E. 363- 8231. to 5. Canadian Opera Company. Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen. In Czech with English surtitles. Rebecca Caine, soloist; COC Orch. & Chorus; CCO Chorus; Maurice Sendak, designs; Richard Bradshaw, cond. Jan. 27: 7:00; Jan.29, 31, Feb.4, 6: 8:00; Feb.8: 2:00. Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St E. 363-8231 . to 5. Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Story of the Nativity in mime, music & narration, with music for choir & organ including seasonal songs & carols. Dec. 5-7, 12- 14, 19-21: 7:00 Fri. & Sat. 5:00 Sat.& Sun. 10 Trinity Square. 598-8979. Collection. Civic Light Opera Company. Cinderella. Music by Richard Rodgers; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11; Joe Cascone, artistic director. Dec. 11 to 21 : Thurs. Fri. & Sat, 8:00; matinees Sun. at 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 421-1 267. David & Ed Mirvish. Rent. Previews from November 25; opens Dec. 7 (to Jan. 31). Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 872-1212. Elgin Theatre. Jack and the Beanstalk. A Gigantic Family Musical. Starring Heath Lamberts, Ross Petty, Camilla Scott & Jeff Hyslop. Dec. 11 to Jan. 4. 189 Yonge St. 872- 5555. to (adults); #30 (kids); (group rates). Elgin Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tim Rice, lyrics; Andrew Lloyd Webber, music; with David Burnham. 189 Yonge St. 872-2222..50

to ; (group rates). Etobicoke Musical Productions. Fiddler on the Roof. by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick & Joseph Stein. Nov.28,29,30; Dec. 5, 6 , 7, 12 & 13. Evgs: 8:00; Sun. mat.: 2 :00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, Hwy 27 & Burnhamthorpe. 248-0410. (group rates). Follows latimer Entertainment. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Mon.-Sat: 8:00; Wed.& Sat: 2:00. To Dec.31. New Yorker Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 872-1111 . .50 to .50. Forever Plaid. Regal Constellation Hotel, 900 Dixon Rd. 348-0696. .50 to . Great Music at St. Anne's. The Sorcerer by Gilbert & Sullivan. Laura Schatz, stage dir; Christopher Cotton, music dir; Jennifer Friesen, chor. Jan.30: 8:00; Jan.31: 2:00 & 8:00; Feb. 5 & 6: 8:00; Feb.7: 2:00 & 8:00. 270 Gladstone Ave. 922-4415., z living Arts Centre. Warsaw Chamber Opera. Blow: Venus and Adonis (in English). Restoration opera about the illfated lovers of antiquity; period instrumentation & dance. Jan. 24: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr. 905-306- 6000. to . Meadowvale Music Theatre & Off-The-Wall Productions. Nunsense. by Dan Goggin. Jan.23,24,25,28,29,30& 31: 8 :00; matinee Jan.25: 2:00. 6315 Montevideo Rd . Mississauga. 905-821 -0090. . Music Gallery. Self-Portrait in Blue. by Ellen Gould & Mitchell Kitz. Opens Jan. 15. 179 Richmond St. W. 204-1080. Mozart Society. Mozart: La finta giardiniera (excerpts). Singers from University of Toronto Opera Division. Jan. 13: 8:00. Sunderland Hall, Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair W. Recommended donation #1 0 . Oakville Centre for ·the Performing Arts. Mr. Scrooge. Family musical based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Dec.18,19,21 : 7:30; Dec.20 & 21: 2:00. 130 Navy Street, Oakville. 905-81 5 -2021 . 8. Opera Buffa. Vaughan Williams: Riders to the Sea/Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Dec.1: 8 : Dec.2 & 3: 7: Fairview Lib. Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 905-713-3754, . Opera in Concert. Gluck: lphigenie en Tauride. In French. Linda Maguire, Nathalie Paulin, Mark Pedrotti, Nils Brown, Randall Jakobsh. Kitchener ~ Waterloo Symphony; Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, music dir. & cond. Jan. 25, 2 :30. 1 :45: Brief presentation about the opera & composer by lain Scott. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park. 366-7723. to . Scarborough Music Theatre. Godspell. by John-Michael Tebelak & Stephen Schwartz. Feb.5 to 7 , Feb.12 to 14, Feb.19 to 21: 8:00; Feb. 8 & 15: 2:00. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road. 396-4049. .. Theatre Humber. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. To Dec. 14. Studio Theatre, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 675-6622ext.3421. ,. Toronto Operetta Theatre. Kalman: The Czardas Princess (Die Czardasfurstin). Linda Maguire, Gisele Fredette, Fred Love, Barry Stilwell; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage dir. Toronto Operetta Theatre Orchestra & Chorus; Peter Oleskevich, cond. Preview Dec. 27: 8 :00; Dec. 29, 30, 31, Jan.3: 8 :00; Jan.2: 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. 366- 7723. to . UC Follies Productions. Guys and Dolls. February 5 to 7, • 8 :00. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House 'Circle. 978-8668. University of Toronto Thurs. Noon Series. Paul Bunyan Preview. Introduction to Britten's opera, presented by The Opera Division. Jan. 29, 12:10. Waiter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 978-3744. Free. Yorkminstrels. Guys and Dolls. by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows. Virginia Reh , dir. Bruce McGregor, mus. dir. lsobel Truman, chor. Nov. 29 &. 30, Dec.2,3 4 & 6: 8:00; Nov.30 & Dec.7 : 2 :00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 622-1971 . to ; group rates available. Young People' s Theatre. Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case. Dec.22 to Jan.4. 1 65 Front St. E. 862-2222. . Qp_era IN CONCERT~ f..iuill= Silvo. Morin G mr-rnl D trrrror I ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! IPmGf~lf f~ J~ijRI~f . by Christoph Willibald von Gluck C luck 's greatest 11Ulsterpiece and his last triumph at the Paris Opera. Ltnda Ma~t re, Nathalte Paultn , K I!Vin McMdla n, Nds Browrr KITCHENER-WATERLOO SYMPHONY Opera in Concert Chorus Robert Cooper, MliSic D irector and Cond1tctor Ih Sand \~/ S PE CI~LTY • e er or ~ ·BAKEAIESLTD. Sun. January 25 at .2:30 pm MacMillan Theatre U ofT (just behind the Planetarium) • Music Call the St. Lawrence Centre Box Office 366-7.723 ETOBICOKE MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS proudly presents ffddler onfhe RP of PERFORMANCE DATES: N ovember 28, 29, 30 December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 1997 Evenings: 8:00 p.m. Sunday Matinees: 2:00 p.m. All Tickets ·00 Groups of 10 or more ·00 Burnhamthorpe Auditorium H wy 427 and Burnhamthorpe by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Book by Joseph Srein TORONTO 'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPO RARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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