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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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  • Toronto
  • September
  • Choir
  • October
  • Classical
  • Orchestra
  • Concerts
  • Symphony
  • Theatre
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FLASHFORWARD ••• Arbor Oak Trio venue, ll Fornello (Yonge and St. Clair) hosts a fundraising afternoon of Italian Delights on Sunday, October 18th. CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE Artistic Director: Simone Auger Address: 20 St. Joseph Street Toronto ON M4Y 1J9 Phone: 416-961-6601 Fax: 416-961-7198 E-mail: cmc@interlog.com BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS Music Director: Linda Beaupre Address: 23 Mossbank Drive, Scarborough ON M1 G 2C1 Phone: 41 6-431-0790 Fax: 416-431-7554 Founded in 1987 by conductor, Linda Beaupre, the Bach Children's Chorus now totals 180 singers, aged 6 and up in four choirs (three treble choirs and one youth choir). They have developed a reputation for their beautiful, musical sound and. professional approach. The newest choir is the Bach Chamber Youth Choir which sings high quality SA TB music and includes singers aged 16 years and up. The Bach Children's Chorus performs two full concerts each season in the George Weston Recital Hall of the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. The first concert will be a seasonal celebration of traditional and new music on Sunday December 6, 1998 at 3:00p.m. and the second will be a spring Gala held on Saturday, May 8, 1999 at 7:30p.m. Bruce Ubukata, pianist with the Aldeburgh Connection and the Canadian Children 's Opera Chorus, with John Fraser, Master of Massey College during the Arbor Oak Trio 's residency there. PHOTO: MICHAEL SHAW celebrates its 31st season in 1998-99. Some highlights from our 30th Anniversary season were Hansel & Gretel and The Cunning Little Vixen with the COC and concert performances of L 'enfance du Christ with the COC Orchestra under Richard Bradshaw. The Canadian Music Centre exists to promote and disseminate the music of Canadian composers. The Centre's library includes approximately 14,000 scores, both published and unpublished; some 3,500 recordings of Canadian music; biographical flies on close to 500 composers and programme notes on many works. Scores may be borrowed free of charge in person or by mail. Listening facilities are provided for discs, tapes and cassettes. The CMC's ongoing operations are generously supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The SOCAN Foundation and other organizations and individuals. The Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service operates a mailorder service for the sale of Centrediscs and other contemporary music recordings. Please write to the Toronto office for a free catalogue, or pick up these albums personally at any of four locations of the Canadian Music Centre. You may also browse the most up-to-date Distributions Service catalogue on the World Wide Web (http://www .culturenet.ca/cmc/). The choir will release a second solo CD, in November 1998. Its first CD, Here's To Song, was released in 1995 and is available on the IBS label. For information, phone 416-431-0790. CANADIAN CHILDREN'S OPERA CHORUS Address: 227 Front Street East, Suite 215, Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Phone: 416-366-0467 Fax: 416-363-5584 Artistic Director: John Tuttle Manager: Nina Draganic Pianist: Bruce Ubukata Production Mgr.: Virginia Reh The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus The CCOC also returned as the chorus for the National Ballet's The Nutcracker and in May presented the contemporary children's opera, Julius Caesar Jones by Malcolm Williamson at Harbourfront's Du Maurier Theatre Centre. Finally, in June, the Chorus joined the Mendelssohn Choir and TSO for Bramwell Tovey's For a Fistful of Guilders at Roy Thomson Hall. In 1998-99 Choristers will perform in the COC's Tosca, and in The Nutcracker again, and with acclaimed tenor, Benjamin Butterfield, in the CCOC's own Winter Concert, at the Glenn Gould Studio. And the chorus will remount our highly successful The Pirates of Penzance. Under the skilled direction of John Tuttle, the 75-member CCOC is thriving. PJease join us for our 31st season of outstanding operatic and choral music. CANADIAN SINGERS Music Director: Harvey Patterson. Business Manager: Gale Gingrich Address: 24 Wheeler Ave. Toronto ON M4L3V2 Phone: 41 6-690-9629 Fax: 416-693-0049 The Canadian Singers is a group of eight experienced vocalists dedicated to performing a repertoire of all-Canadian music, from pop to folk to classics. Formed in 1989 by Director Harvey Patterson, the Singers have performed in the Skydome, Metro Convention Centre, Markham Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square and Hart House with such distinguished artists as Mark DuBois, Peter Appleyard, Hagood Hardy and Johnny Cowell. The group is now recording its second CD of Canadian songs. Entitled Beautiful, the album contains such hits as The Homecoming and Farewell to Nova Scotia. TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL &. CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

The Singers recently successfully premiered their new musical revue Will The Real Canada Please Stand Up?, in which they take a light-hearted look at our country's struggle to fmd its identity. Their 1998/99 season includes a number of performances of the revue in the Toronto area, and concerts in the Ford Centre and the Music Gallery. CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Manager: Helen Nestor Address: P.O.Box 51074, 18 Eglinton Square, Scarborough ON M1 L 2K2 Box Office: 416-879-5566 Office phone/fax: 416-288-1 267 Formed nineteen years ago, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra continues to bring high quality classical music to its audiences. The ensemble will offer a variety of entertaining concerts for its 1998/99 Season, beginning with two youth performances: the first a benefit concert for St. Jude's Anglican Church in Scarborough on September 27 at 2:30pm, the second, a free concert on October 4 at 2pm at the Scarborough Civic Centre as part of the Arts Week Celebrations. , This year the annual concert series held at Midland Collegiate Auditorium, 720 Midland Avenue in Scarborough, will feature "conductor auditions" with a different conductor at each concert. The dates are: November 7, December 12, February 6, March 20 and April 24, all at 8pm. Single tickets are: adults /seniors and students . To end the season, the Orchestra will perform a cabaret style "pops" concert at a location to be announced. Come join us! For tickets and information please call our Box Offtce at 416-879- 5566. CENTURIES OPERA ASSOCIATION Artistic Diredor: Michele Strano Address: 1138 Eglinton Ave. W. Toronto, ON M6C 2E2 Phone: 416-787-3708 Fax: 416-787-1028 The Centuries Opera Association, a nonprofit organization, was formed in 1993. The company is dedicated to providing operatic performance opportunities for Canadian talent in opera and concert productions with full orchestra and yearly opera workshops. Since 1993 we have produced: Cavaleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Traviata, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, L'Eiisir d'Amore and many concerts in the Markham Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre and the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. We have had special guests such as Maria Pellegrini, Mark DuBois, Bruce Kelly, Zaza Zaalishvili, baritone Igor Emelianov, Anna Shafajinskaia, Gerlinde Strangemann and Gisele Fredette, and conductors William Shookhoff, Roberto De Clara and Kerry Stratton. In 1998 we presented "Opera Magic '98 A Viennese Night" a spectacular evening with the best of Strauss, Lehar and Kalman. Opera Magic is an annual event and the date is already set for "Opera Magic '99." For further information regarding participation in opera, concerts and opera workshops, call416-787-3708. DANCE OREMUS DANSE Artistic Director: Paul James Dwyer Address: Suite 6, 51 0 Jarvis Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2H6 Phone: 416-928-0208 Fax: same Producer/Manager: Peter Michael Stadnyk Phone: 41 6-536-9002 DANCE OREMUS DANSE was · founded in 1983 by Paul James Dwyer for the dual purposes of mounting the seminal choreography of Isadora Duncan, and creating new dances in her tradition, vocabulary and style. Utilizing only live music since their first production with Colin Tilney in 1985, DANCE OREMUS DANSE mounts choral, solo piano and orchestral works with local; artists including The Aradia Ensemble with whom they mounted extracts from operas by Charpentier, Rameau and Gluck last year at The Design Exchange. With appearances at the Ryerson Theatre, Glenn Gould Studio, Massey Hall and tours to Ottawa, New York and San Francisco, this company has also presented internationally acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dancers since 1987. As the Canadian representative of the Isadora Duncan International Institute, of New York & Denver, they are committed to the integration of all the arts. See them this fall at the Ford Centre in "Twilight of the Gods," Tuesday, November 10. DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Address: 11 5 Simpson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 1A1 Contact: Matt Hughes, Artistic Director Phone: (416) 406-6228or 925-3799 Fax: (416) 466-5207 Email: mcct@mcctoronto.com or mhughes@istar.ca -- Sunday. Church, lunch, a glorious concert, home in time for a nap and dinner. Matt Hughes, Artistic Director of the Series, has spent the summer scheduling professional classical performances for a MCCT'based audience. This series offers an exciting way to meet and hear singers, chamber music, instrumentalists and a choral group, and includes a balance of established musicians and rising stars. All recitals are Sunday at 2:30 pm, preceded by a music history talk at 1:45pm. Some of the artists: A vocal quartet including stellar mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell; Nathalie Morais, soprano, fresh from her successful New York debut; Stephen Harland, a new Canadian lyric tenor voice; baritone Brian Nickel, returning from Tanglewood; a Toronto debut for American concert pianist, William Doppmann; the Penderecki String Quartet; the new Amadeus Chamber Choir, directed by Lydia Adams; gifted saxophonist Daniel Rubinoff; fortepianist Matt Hughes; and internationally acclaimed duet sopranos, Nancy Argenta and Ingrid Attrot. Season tickets at a reduced rate: save by subscribing today. DUO Artistic Directors: Margot Rydall, flute and Ivan Zilman, guitar Address: 46 Empire Avenue, Toronto ON M4M 2L4 Phone: 416-463-1011 Flautist Margot Rydall and guitarist Ivan Zilrnan have come together from opposite musical polarities to create DUO, merging over twenty years of performance in Classical, Jazz, Rock and World Music., TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE F LASHFORWARD

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