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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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  • Toronto
  • September
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  • Classical
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!! FLASHFORWARD ... High Park Choirs selected to join the Boy Honor Choir performing at the 1999 American Choral . Directors National Convention in Chicago. · Fifty-one members of the Girls' Choir toured Holland, Belgium and Germany this summer. In the fall of 1998, the Choir is releasing its first solo CD Flexibility, after appearing on recordings for Classical Kids and Kindermusik. All choristers participate in the Annual Choral Retreat for a weekend of intensive instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. This year's r~reat is at Camp Wahanowin on Lake Couchiching. KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL OF GREATER TORONTO i President: Dr. Norman Burgess Artistic Director: Dr. Giles Bryant General Manager: Eileen Keown Mailing Address: 3315 Yonge St., Second Floor, Toronto ON M4N 2L9 Tel: 416-487-5885 F.x: 416-4~7-5784 ·E-Mail: kiwanismusicfe~t.toronto@symbatico.ca . The Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto is a non-profit, volunteer-based 'organization presenting one of the largest annual music festivals in Canada, now in its 56th year. The Festival attracts over 30,000 participants each year, consisting of 3 ,300 entries in 500 classes representing every musical discipline. Entrants' ages range from 4 to 70 years and entries come from the Greater Toronto Area as well as from/ Southern and Central Ontario. Performances will be held February 6-20, 1999 at over twenty locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Trophy Finals are held in the disciplines of Piano, Voice, Strings, Brass and Woodwinds. Here the best performers from the Festival perform in a wonderful display of young talent. The culminating event of the Festival is the Showcase of Stars gala concert to be held on March 2, 1999 at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. For information on entering. the Festival or attending any of these events, please call 416-487-5885. KOFFLER CENTR~ OF THE ARTS s 7 Address: 4588 Bathurst St. North York ON M2R 1W6 Phone: 41 6-636-1880 Fax: 41 6-636-5813 E-mail: bjc@interlog.com Leah Posluns Theatre/Theatre School Manager: Pat McCormack The theatre is a classical proscenium house with 444 seats and can be rented for theatre, dance, opera, lectures, etc. For rental info call ext. 231. For information on what's playing at the theatre call ext. 354. The Theatre School offers classes to children, teens and adults in 10 week sessions starting in October. For those 50+ we also offer classes in conjunction with Ryerson Act ll Studio. For info on courses call ext.464 and to register, ' ext.231. Komer School of Music Director: Adrienne Cohen The school offers private and class instrumental lessons, a Suzuki program for violin and cello, theory classes and preparation for. Royal Conservatory exams. Classes start in September. For info or to register call ext.228. MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY Address: 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga ON L5M 1 G3 General Manager: Erika Beatty Marketing Manager: Colleen Ostoforoff Office Manager: James Eck Phone: 905-274-1571 Fax: 9.05-274-7770 E-mail: symphony@echo-on.net The Mississauga Symphony has three orchestras offering music for all tastes, with programs ranging from Pops to Baroque to full symphonic repertoire. The Mississauga Symphony (MSO) , hailed as one of Canada's finest community orchestras, has developed a strong following over its 26-year history. The MSO fills the stage of the Living Arts Centre's Hammerson Hall with the majestic sound of a full symphony orchestra. SinfoniiJ Mississauga, the city's highly acclaimed professional chamber orchestra, performs in the intimate setting of Theatre II of the new Living Arts Centre. Sinfonia's repertoire includes music fro m the Baroque to the contemporary. The Mississauga Philharmonic Orchestra was formed two years ago in response to '•sa a the needs of a growing, vibrant city. At its core are the musicians of Sinfonia augmented by more than 30 top calibre prefessional musicians. For more information on the MSA and our three orchestras please contact the MSA office at 905-274-1571. MOOREDALE CONCERTS Artistic Director: Kristine Bogyo Address: 22 Linden Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1V6 Phone: 41 6-962-3638 Fax: 41 6-960-61 66 Publicity: Nora Mular Richards, 41 6-421- 4184 (phone); 416-467-8688(fax) Mooredale Concerts is one of the most exciting and successful enterprises in Toronto. Designed to inspire and entertain the whole family, great cla_ssical music performances feature top professionals as well as brilliant young artists. A total of 17 concerts will be presented (11 different programs) in 1998/99 at Walter Hall, Willowdale United Church and Rosedale Heights School. Within one series the public can enjoy instrumental soloists, chamber music, chamber orchestra, full symphony orchestra, vocal soloists, and a semi staged production of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas. Audiences will be able to hear well-known works as well as neglected ones, and each concert is full of variety in itself. Mooredale Concerts provide a cultural service to the community by keepi~g ticket prices very low, and because they have a reputation for high quality, they have an excellent following. Everyone enjoys the friendly and informal atmosphere. For a free brochure call 922-3714. MOZART SOCIETY 'Address: 250 Heath St. West, Apt. 403 Toronto ON M5P 3L4 President: Peter Sandor Phone: 416-482-2173 Fax: 416-482-7339 Contact: Paul Jacobsen Phone: 4 16-601 -0895 Fax: 416-8 68-11 3 1 The Mozart Society offers its members good music, good company and good value: seven live concerts per year (Mozart, Haydn and contemporaries). 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have presented internationally respected performers (Julianne Baird, Mark DuBois, Prazak Quartet, Ofra Harnoy, Colin Tilney, Tafelmusik Ensemble) andyoung Canadian artists (Wendy Nielsen, Anita Krause, Meredith Hall, Erica Raum) and ensembles (Gryphon Trio). Concerts are being 1 broadcast by the CBC and CJRT­ FM. The suggested annual membership fee is (tax deductible) admitting a family to all concerts for a calendar year. New members for 1999, joining during this fall, are invited to the remaining concerts of 1998, presenting Colin Tilney (fortepiano) with Stephen Marvin (violin), Isabel Ba yrakdarian (soprano), Peter Vino grade (piano) and the Chamber Society Choir. For 1999 we are inviting artits of the same caliber. Please join by sending a cheque, your name, address and phone number to 250 Heath Street W. #403 Toronto, M5P 3L4. MUSIC AT METROPOLITAN Director of Music: Patricia Wright Address: 56 Queen St. East Toronto MSC 2Z3 Phone: 41 6-363-0331 Music at Metropolitan's 1998-99 season includes a free Chancel Concert on Sunday October 4, and Organ Futures, free organ recitals on Wednesdays in May from 5:30- 6p.m. preceded by a brief carillon recital. Walk Together Children on November 7 features Black and Yiddish music; Let Every Instrument on November 28 features the new gallery division of the Metropolitan organ; Valentine Variety on February 13 features the Metropolitan Choir and guests; · A Celebration of Love in Spring on March 6 features solos and duets; the Annual Good Friday Concert on April 2 features Bach's "St. John Passion;" In One Ornament Combining features voice, harp and guitar. Heart songs, Soul Songs features vocal music. The Service of Lessons and .Carols is Sunday, December 20 at 7pm. For more information please call Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. (at Church St.), 363-0331. MUSIC TORONTO General Manager: Jennifer Taylor Address: Suite 910,8 King Street East, Toronto ON MSC 185 Phone: 41 6-214-1660 Fax: 416-214-1663 Music TORONTO presents the world's finest chamber music and piano recitals, featuring both international and Canadian artists. 1998-99 includes 20 concerts in 5 series, all taking place in the acoustically superior Jane Mallett Theatre of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts downtown. Music TORONTO's renowned international quartet series includes the Melos Quartet of Stuttgart, the Shanghai, Alcan, Juilliard (first Toronto performance in their new formation), Claude!, Martinu (Toronto debut), Tokyo and Fine Arts quartets. Piano recitalists are Ruth Laredo, Michel Dalberto (this distinguished French pianist makes his long-anticipated Toronto debut), Mykola Suk, John Browning and duo pianists Anagnoson & Kinton. Our Ensembles-in-Residence are the Gryphon Trio and the new Toronto String Quartet, with 2 concerts each. Young Artist Showcase concerts - tickets just - feature Sarasate competition winner violinist Yi-Jia Hou, pianist Naida Cole and rising soprano superstar Isabel Bayrakdarian. Music TORONTO pioneered the ticket for students of all ages. Chamber music downtown. Box Office 366-7723. MUSIC UMBRELLA Artistic Director Carol Ann Savage Address: 2b Queen Victoria Street, Toronto ON M4J 1 E9 Phone: 416-461-9752 Fax: 416-461-9752 MUSIC UMBRELLA - lOth Anniversary Season - features musical surprises & delights from China, Ireland, the Middle East, Mozart, Boccherini and Edgar Varese. Concert # 1 (Oct. 17, 1998): Art of the Chinese Flute with sensational Chinese flautist Wei-Laing Zhang; Concert # 2 (Nov. 14, 1998): Music for Strings and Winds by Boccherini and Mozart; Concert# 3 (Jan. 23, 1999): Music for Flute, Harp and Strings by Bax and MacDonald; Concert# 4 (Feb. 20, 1999): Varese for Winds with Toronto Wind Orchestra; Concert # 5 (Mar. 13, 1999): Maza Mese Live, music from the Middle East; Concert # 6 (Apr. 17. 1999): From lrewnd with Love, music from Baroque to Celtic with violinist Kevin Mallon. All concerts are Saturdays 8:00pm at Eastminster United, 310 Danforth. Tickets ; & at door. Subscriptions & . Info. & subscriptions: 461-6681 NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE Artistic Director: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor Administrator: Joan Pierre Address: 16 Protea Gardens, Toronto ON M2K 2W6 Phone: 41 6-590-9309 The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is a new Canadian professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles, i.e., classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz and blues. Founder-conductor Brainerd Blyden-Taylor was inspired by African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), a prominent member of that group of early twentieth century black musicians who energetically promoted an awareness of their heritage. The Nathaniel Dett Chorale has been created with an expressed mandate to perform Afrocentric music both in its Toronto home base and on tour; to develop an active music commissioning programme; and to stimulate outreach through workshops, lecture-demonstrations and master classes. From an educational perspective, performances and teaching work by the Chorale will engender a pride in those whose background it celebrates and enrich the lives of all Canadians. NEW HAMIL TON ORCHESTRA CORPORATION Artistic Manager: Michael Reason General Manager: Jack Nelson Contact: Anne-Marie Risdon Address: 25 Main Street West, Suite 705 Hamilton, ON LSP 1Hl Phone: 905-526-1677 Fax: 905-526-0616 E-mail: office@nho.on.ca The NEW HAMIL TON ORCHESTRA is the only professional orchestra regularly performing live on stage at Hamilton Place. Whether your taste be for classics or pops, your expectations will be FLASHFORWARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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