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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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: : •qs a I I FLASHFORWA~-~~ Our Members• Look at the Season Ahead FEATURING •Aideburgh Connection •All The King's Voices •Amadeus Choir •Amadeus Ensemble •Amici •Arbor Oak Trio •Bach Children's Chorus •Canadian Children's Opera Chorus •Canadian Music Centre •Canadian Singers •Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra •Centuries Opera Association •Dance Oremus Danse •Distinguished Artists Concert Series .•DUO •East York Choir • Elmer lseler Singers •Esprit Orchestra •Etobicoke Community Concert Band •Gilpin Enterprises •Glenn Gould Studio •Great Romantics Festival •Gryphon Trio •High Park Girls' Choir and - High Park Boys' Chok •Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto •Koffler Centre of the Arts •Mississauga Symphony •Mooredale Concerts •Mozart Society •Music at Metropolitan •Music Toronto •Music Umbrella .•Nathaniel Dett Chorale •New Hamilton Orchestra Corporation •North Toronto Institute of Music •Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts •Off Centre Music Series •Ontario Folk Harp Society •Opera Anonymous •Orchestra Toronto •Orchestras Canada •Organ Alternatives •Orpheus Choir of Toronto •Performance Without Fear •Peros Music Inc. •Polish Canadian Society of Music •proVOCE Studios •Riverdale Concert Society •Roy Thomson Hall & Massey Hall •Shevchenko Musical Ensemble ,sine Nomine Ensemble • Soundstreams • T afelmusik • Toronto Children's Chorus •T oronto Classical Singers, The • Torontp Early Music Centre • Toronto Symphony Orchestra • Toronto Tabla Ensemble •University of Toronto Opera Division •University Settlement Music & Arts School •Victoria Scholars •Women's Musical Club of Toronto • Yip's Children's Choir (Canada) ALDEBURGH CONNECTION Artistic Directors: Stephen Ralls & Bruce Ubukata Administrator: Carol Anderson Address: 74 Follis Avenue, Toronto ON M6G 1 S6 Phone: ~ 1 6-516-1496 The Aldeburgh Connection specializes in concerts of "ocal and piano music, presented each season through several concert series. Our Sunday Series in Walter Hall offers concerts of music and readings, each built around a theme. This season we visit the worlds of Poulenc, Rossini and Richard Strauss, and take a look at music in the writings and life of Robertson Davies. Our Recital Series, in the Glenn Gould , Studio, will present baritone Gerald Finley with .mezzo Catherine Robbin in the songs of Henri Duparc, and Catherine Robbin in a solo recital. This Series will also include two celebrations - a concert celebrating the lOOth birthday of Francis Poulenc, and our 1st annual Greta Kraus Schubertiad. The season also inaugurates our Young Artists Recitals, featunng talented young singers on the verge of important singing careers. For information: 416-516-1496. ALL THE KING'S VOICES President: Helene Morrison Conductor: David J. King Address: 506-342 Avenue Road, Toronto ON M4V 2H4 Phone: 41 6-963-8683 Fax: 41 6-968-6548 E-mail: allkingsvoices@geocities.com All The King's Voices is an auditioned mixed-voice choir of fifty singers with a repertoire spanning centuries of sacred and secular music from medieval to contemporary. Under the direction of David J. King, the choir presents concerts that can be described as challenging, eclectic and audience pleasing. The 1998-99 four concert series begins with a salute to our Canadian heritage, Canadian Eh!, a cross-country journey from sea to sea - songs of the diverse cultures that have molded this country. The season continues with the choir's annual ChristmaSing, a celebration of new and old carols from around the world. In F~bruary the choir sings the delightful and humorous music of those two incomparable satirists, Gilbert and Sullivan. The season ends on a romantic and sensual note. Romantic Gypsy will pull at your heartstrings with gypsy melodies from Brahms to Kodaly .- · Catch a song in 1998-99 with All The King's Voices. THE AMADEUS CHOIR OF GREATER TORONTO Manager: Laura Adlers Ad,dress: 75 The West Donway, North York, M3C 2E9 Phone: 446-0188 Fax: 446-0187 E-mail: amachoir@idirect.com Founded 24 years ago, the Amadeus Choir's outstanding reputation is a reflection of the leadership of Music Director Lydia Adams. During her 14 years as conductor, the Choir has become TORONTO S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

one of Ontario's pre-eminent choral groups. The 115-member auditioned Choir is now in its sixth season . as choir-in-residence at the George Weston Recital Hall, presenting a series of works by Canadian and international composers. In 1987, Lydia Adams began the Amadeus Choir's sponsorship of an annual Christmas Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition, a ·unique initiative which encourages composers, young and old, to create new works. The Competition draws entries, at all levels, world-wide. The Choir's first CD, Ring-a the News!, features a number of winning carols from the Competition. The Choir also performs regularly with ensembles such as the TSO, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Brantford Symphony, Scarborough Philharmonic and the East York Symphony, and competes in the prestigious biennial CBC Choral Competition, where it won awards in 1992, 1994 and 1996. AMADEUS ENSEMBLE Music Director: Moshe Hammer General Manager: Michael Boyd Address: 303-156 Front Street West, Toronto ON M5J 2L6 Phone: 41 6-977-5677 Fax: 416-971-4841 E-mail: ch894@torfree.net Join us as we celebrate the Amadeus Ensemble's 15th Anniversary Season! Come and enjoy the Am.adeus experience - superb musicians, great variety, a relaxed atmosphere, and post-concert receptions to meet and greet the artists - all at Glenn Gould Studio. The six-concert 1998/99 season opens on October 25, 1998 with special guest oboist Lawrence Cherney joining the full 12- member orchestra, and closes on May 2, 1999 with solo cellist Amanda Forsyth leading the Ensemble in our "Grande Finale". On December 13, 1998 world class jazz AMADEUSX2: Lydia Adams of the Amadeus Choir (and now the Ebner lseler Singers) with violinist Moshe Hammer, artistic director of the Amadeus Ensemble. PHOTO: MICHAEL SHAW pianist Gene DiNovi leads violinist Moshe Hammer and clarinettist James Campbell in a sure sellout performance of jazz and classical favourites by Gershwin, Ellington, Ravel and more. We celebrate Valentines Day, February 14, 1999, with an evening of "Romantic Sextets" as members of Holland's Amati Ensemble join our own musicians for a unique program of music by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. For brochure please call 416-977-5677. AMICI Address: 50 Riverview Gardens, Toronto ON M6S 4E5 Phone: 416-766-6943 Fax: 416-760-9629 Contact person: Loren Grebanier Since chamber music has aptly been described as the music of friends, what could be more appropriate as a name for a chamber ensemble than the Italian word for friends? Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepenas, cellist David Hetherington and pianist Patricia Parr are the founding members of this ensemble, which contracts and expands as needed to reach a wider range of works requiring larger, smaller or more unusual instrumentation. Amici is committed to stimulating its . audiences through diverse and exciting programming, commissioning Canadian works, highlighting Canadian and International artists and supporting young talent. For more than ten years they have presented their annual chamber music series in Toronto to capacity audiences at the Glenn Gould Studio and more recently their Cappuccino Concerts, Sunday brunches combining the culinary and musical arts. Amici has toured in Canada, Eastern Europe, Mexico and Jamaica and has recorded five COs ·on the ''Summit" labeL ARBOR OAK TRIO Artistic Directors: Lawrence Beckwith, Mary-Katherine Finch, Stephanie Martin Address: Calvin Church, 26 Delisle Ave. Toronto ON M4V 1S5 Phone: 416-256-9421 Fax: 416-923-9245 Website: www.chass.utoronto.ca/arboroak Arbor Oak Trio celebrates its 11th season of imaginative early music concerts. Lawrence Beckwith, baroque violin, Mary­ Katherine Finch, baroque cello and Stephanie Martin, harpsichord are coartistic directors of this affordable and varied series. Our first concert features Les Voix Humaines, Montreal's renowned viola da gamba duo with bass baritones Paul Grindlay and Martin Elliot (Friday October 23rd, 8:00pm and a matinee, Saturday October 24th at 2:00pm). Don't miss Wassail!, our festive collaboration with Calvin Choir and recorder player Avery MacLean (December 12th, 8:00pm). With Tactus vocal ensemble we offer an evening of choral music including Carissimi's moving oratorio Jephte (January 30th, 8:00pm). Teri Dunn, soprano, joins the Trio for our season finale (Friday and Saturday, March 26th & 27th at 8:00pm). Just around the corner from our concert FLASHFORWARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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