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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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  • Toronto
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11 FI...4SHFORW ARD ••• Duo Arranging much of their own material, their repertoire extends from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, as well as ancient Celtic music and elegant Jazz ballads. Acclaimed for their passionate interpretations and intense communication in performance, DUO released their self-titled debut CD in April 1998. Garnering enthusiastic press coverage, DUO is now receiving regular radio airplay across Canada. During the 1998/99 season DUO will be performing throughout Southern Ontario, as well as preparing material for their next CD. Margot Rydall is a teacher, adjudicator and examiner at the Royal Conservatory of Music and University of Toronto; Ivan Zilman, formerly a teacher at Concordia University, is also a composer, arranger and record producer, and teaches privately in Toronto's Beaches area. EAST YORK CHOIR Artistic Director: William Graham President: L. Prue Contact: David Palmer Address: 251 Donlea Drive Toronto ON M4G 2N3 Phone: 416-778-9696 Fax: 416-696-8735 Consisting of approximately 40 members, the EYC was founded in 1985 by Stephanie Piercey-Beames. The members have been dedicated to performing quality repertoire, from early renaissance to contemporary choral music. Last year the EYC combined with two other choral groups for a choice performance of Mo~rt's "Requiem." The EYC is pleased to have back for its third year, choral director maestro William Graham, who has taught and worked with choral groups for the past 24 years. The EYC is planning for this year, the performance of Handel's "Messiah" during the month of December. Rehearsals for the EYC are at East York Collegiate on Tuesday evenings. There are currently openings for tenors and basses. For more information please call 416-421-5891. ELMER ISELER SINGERS Administrator: Robert Missen Address: 156 Front St. West, Suite 303, Toronto ON M5J 2L6 Phone: 416-971-4839 Fax: 41 6-971-4841 E-mail: rmissen@ibm.net The 1998-99 five-concert season of Toronto's. world-acclaimed professional chamber choir will open November 14 with a special concert in the Made In Canada Festival at Massey Hall celebrating the immense contribution of Founder-Director Dr. Elmer Iseler to contemporary Canadian choral repertoire. A Trillium Christmas, November 29, features Ontario Christmas music; Composers Choice, February 5, features the premiere of a new Magnificat by Canadian composer Peter Togni; Great Hymns OfThe World, Aprilll, welcomes special guest conductor Sir David Willcocks; and Fanfares and Flourishes, gala season finale, features the Canadian Brass. This season introduces our new Artistic Director, Lydia Adams, longtime friend and colleague of Dr. Iseler, who sadly passed away this past April. The choir has recently been appointed Choir-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music, U. ofT., and will also appear in the Roy Thomson Hall Choir and Organ series this December. ESPRIT ORCHESTRA Music Director and Conductor: Alex Pauk Address: Suite 603-174 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2C2 Phone: 416-815-7887 Fax: 416-815-7337 Esprit launches the season October 25/98 with Orient/Occident, featuring composers who blend the music of East and West: Bob Becker (Canada), Tristan Murail (France), Akira Nishimura (Japan) and Jan Rokus van Roosendael (The Netherlands). Orchestral Theatre II, November 13/98, features music that explores orchestral space. Featured: Canada's R. Murray Schafer and Michael Colgrass, Frederick Rzewski (USA), plus the concert premiere of Alexina Louie and Alex Pauk's orchestral suite from Don McKellar's film Last Night. Intersections, January 24/99, features music by Dutch and Canadian composers: Harry Somers and Ana Sokolovic (Canada); Ron Ford and Theo Verhey (The Netherlands). March 9 brings a concert of four worldpremiere Canadian works by Chris Paul 5 Harman, Paul Dolden, Alex Pauk (for harpist Erica Goodman) and James Tenney (for the Evergreen Club gamelan). Orchestral Theatre is part of Made in Canada at Massey Hall. Other concerts are at the St. Lawrence Centre. Additional information, please call our office. ETOBICOKE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND President: Sue Kay Address: 65 Willingdon Blvd., Etobicoke, ON M8X 2H5 Phone: 41 6-233-1364 Website: http://www .interlog.com/-eccb The Etobicoke Community Concert Band is a hot commodity on the regional arts scene! With a focus on entertainment, the Band is committed to a vast range of programming for a variety of audiences, and has become renowned for its highenergy performances and impressive musical product. Led by dynamo Conductor John Edward Liddle, the Band's raft of talent has spawned several smaller professionalcalibre ensembles (Dance Band, Jazz Ensemble) that also have rapidly achieved acclaim. For its blockbuster season opener, the Etobicoke Community Concert Band features "Quartette" vocalist Caitlin Hanford and Toronto blues artist Chris Whiteley in The Swingin 's Mutual - a sizzling programme of swing tunes and jazzy blues. Other concert offerings include a raucously majestic Last Night at the Proms, Christmas Pops programme, Family Show at Harbourfront and Big Band Ballroom Dance. GILPIN ENTERPRISES Address: Box 597, Alliston ON L9R 1 V7 Phone/fax: 705-424-6507 E-mail: gilpin@on.aibn.com The Gilpin family (Carol, Wayne and Andrew) runs a number of musical activities: Gilpin Publishing Gilpin Publishing publishes PIANO Plus! (4 volumes), the best-selling Canadian beginning piano method and Colour It Music (2 volumes) for early beginners, as well as two original musicals, The Secret FI...4SHFORW ARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

Garden and A Little Princess by Kosoff/Staab, co-founders of The Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston. Cantilena Cantilana is a 12-voice professional theatrical music ensemble which performs selections from all genres of music (sacred, folk, spirituals, musical theatre, Gershwin, etc.) with elements of theatre added (lighting; sound, movement, etc.) The Celebration Chorale The Celebration Chorale is an Inter-Faith Mass Choir (400 voices) which performs Handel's Messiah annually with professional soloists and orchestra in Kitchener­ Waterloo, and a major sacred concert each spring. , The Wayne Gilpin Singers The Wayne Gilpin Singers is an auditioned chamber choir of approximately 30 voices which presents an annual series of concerts in Kitchener-Waterloo. GLENN GOULD STUDIO General Manager: Tom Shipton Address: 250 Front St. West; P.O.Box 500, Station A, Toronto ON M5W 1 E6 Phone: 41_ 6-205-5555 Fax: 416-205-5551 E-mail: ggould@toronto.cbc.ca The intimate 340 seat Glenn Gould Sudio is home to many concert series and performance groups, including Amici, The Aldeburgh Connection, Amadeus _,· Ensemble, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Intrada Brass, Latvian Concert Assn., and more. CBC Radio's flagship live performance concert series "OnStage at Glenn Gould Studio" will present 27 exciting concerts this coming season. There are nine series of concerts that range from Orchestras to Originals, and from Chamber to Jazz, hosted by Eric Friesen. There are also !Wo very special "live to air" series on Sunday afternoons. The "Traditions" series featuring conductor Fabio Mastrangelo with I Virtuosi di Toronto, will feature special guest soloists. ·And be sure to catch the "Families" series to hear the secrets of how three different families work and play together. The Gryphon Trio. WholeNote members in iheir own right, they are also Ensemble-in-residence for Music Toronto, and will perform with the Mozart Society. These new Sunday series promise to be great additions to the OnStage series, with specially-priced tickets for children, students and seniors. Call 416-205-5555 for information and tickets. GREAT ROMANTICS FESTIVAL Address: McMaster University, Togo Salmon Hall, Rm.414, 1280 Main Street, Hamilton ON L8S 4M2 Festival Director: Alan Walker Phone: 905-525-9140ext.23674 Fax: 905-648-9728 Website: http://www .media.mcmaster.ca/ festivai98/GRform.HTM Festival Coordinator:. Brenda Sandberg, 905-627-0581 Held every October in the City of Hamilton, the Great Romantics Festival is jointly sponsored by McMaster University and by the American Liszt Society. The theme of this year's festival is "The Royal Road from I,.iszt to Mahler" and it will feature orchestral and chamber concerts, piano,' lieder, and organ recitals, and a variety of lectures and poetry readings. Performing artists and delegates attend from ten countries. festival Web site. GRYPHON TRIO Artistic Directors: Jamie Parker, Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys Address: c/o GAMI, 932A Avenue Road, Toronto ON M5P 2K6 Phone: 416 488 2925 Fax: 416 488 0956 The 1997/1998 season was indeed quite a year for the Gryphon Trio: a Juno nomination for their first CD on the Analekta label, a touring schedule that included , concerts in Poland and the Virgil{ . Islands and selection as one of tWo ensembles-in-residence with Music Toronto for this upcoming year. The Gryphon Trio's 98/99 season promises to be just as exciting starting with the fall when their touring schedule heats up again with a programme that includes the extremely well received work, Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly, by composer KelJY • Marie Murphy, which was premiered last . year on their Maritime tour. Their avid ·' interpretation of contemporary works '' ·· .. continues next spring with the premiere;of, a work by Canadian composer Chan Ka Nin. This October their CD with trios by , Mendelssohn and Dvorak will be released by Analekta Records. HIGH PARK GIRLS' CHOIR & HIGH PARK BOYS' CHOIR Artistic Director: Ann Cooper Gay Co-conductor/Accompanist: Errol Gay Preparatory Choir Conductor: Judith Ginou Administrator: Conan Maclean Phone: 416-535-0386 Founder, Artistic Director and conductor Ann Cooper Gay was the recipient of the 1998 Women of Distinction Award in Arts Education, presented by the Toronto YWCA. The High Park Girls' Choir, recognized The festival will culminate in a Candlelight for their unique, varied repertoire begins Banquet held in the Great Ballroom of the its thirteenth season with 225 choristers in Royal Connaught Hotel, Hamilton. five divisions. This year's festival takes place Thursday October 8 to Sunday, October 11, 1998. For tickets or additional information, see advertisement on page XX, contact Alan Walker or Brenda Sandberg, or visit the The Boys' Choir was started in September 1997 to provide boys with unchanged/ changed voices, an opportunity to perform quality choral works. Members have been FLASHFORWARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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