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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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18 FLASHFORWARD ••• New Hamilton exceeded - a superb orchestra featuring world-renowned conductors and guest artists. NORTH TORONTO INSTITUTE OF MUSIC Contact: Wilma van BerkeVMary Kenedi Address: 550 Eglinton Avenu~ East, Toronto ON M4P 1N9 Phone: 416-488-2588 Fax: 416-488-9053 The two founders of the North Toronto Institute of Music, pianist and Bartok specialist Mary Kenedi, and guitarist Wilma van Berkel of the Kubica/van Berkel Guitar Duo, were clear about their objectives when they started the school. They intended to create a community music school that would offer the highest possible quality of teaching, and to assemble a staff of knowledgeable and qualified teachers who are also experienced as performers. The NTIM maintains a relaxed, .comfortable atmosphere, a fact which many students comment upon when first inquiring about lessons. The school organizes concerts in which all students are encouraged to participate, and can help students prepare for music festivals . and for conservatory exams. Instruction is . cprr~ntly available in piano, guitar, brass·, woodwinds, strings, accordion, singing, and theory. For further information please , call 488-2588. ''jj-=o-=-A-:-:K:-:VI::-L:-L E=--::-C=E~NT __ R_E ____ FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 1 Theatre Manager: Ken Coulter Address: 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4 Contact: Angela Dicintio and Carolyn Melia Phone: 905-338-4161/ 905-845-6601 ext.3204 Fax: 905-815-2002 , E-mail: cmelia@town.oakville.on.ca The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is home to the best local and international performing artists. Nestled in the beautiful downtown harbour area, The Oakville Centre has been host to such stars as Rita MacNeil, Andre Philippe Gagnon, Off Centre Music Series' lnna Perkis and Boris Zarankin on either side of mezzo Anita Krause who performed with Off Centre last year. This year Krause appears with the A/deburgh Connection. PHOTO: MICHAEL SHAW Michael Burgess and more . . It is also home to the Oakville Drama Series and The Oakville Symphony, providing excellent community entertainment. Experience the excitement with our 1998/99 Big Ticket Season where you cap catch the best music & variety, theatre, comedy and family entertainment there is. · See Susan Aglukark, Jann Arden, Michael Burgess, An Evening with Duke Ellington & The Sophisticated Lady, CBC's Stuart McLean & Quartette and more! You will enjoy seeing your favourite l'erformers in the intimate _setting of our 500 seat mainstage theatre. To hear about our '98/'99 Big Ticket Season, visit our website at www.oc4pa.com., or call our Box Office at 905-815-2021, weekdays noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 2 to 5 p.m. OFF CENTRE MUSIC SERIES Artistic Directors: lnna Perkis and Boris .Zarankin Address: 968 Logan Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 3E5 Phone: 416-466-1870 Fax: 416-466-061 0 E-mail: zarankin @spectranet.ca Website: w w w .spectranet.ca/-zarankin/offcentre Join us on Sunday afternoons for enchanting romantic concerts, a unique blend of music, pastries and poetry, at affordable prices. The '98/'99 season a presents world class artists: Isabel Bayrakdarian, Linda Maguire, Monica Whicher, Steven Dann, Robert Silverman, Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis. The programming will take you on a journey through the salons of France, Russia, the Mediterranean and Austria, for the annual Schu.bertiad and our special evening concert The Mystery of History: Vienna 1888-89. Rarely performed Art Songs by Ravel, Hahn, Hovhaness, Medtner, Taneyev · and the popular "Trout Quintet" are but a few of the nineteenth century captivating masterpieces. Canadian actors, Patricia Hamilton, Fiona Reid, Ben Carlson and Fiona Byrne, of the Shaw Festival will return with poetry reading. Also joining us to host the events are Catherine Belyea, Stuart Hamilton, Peter Tiefenbach and Alexa Petrenko, among others. - Subscribe now and save up to 38% off single tickets. ONTARIO FOLK HARP SOCIETY President: Angelica Ottewill Phone: 41 6-494-491 9 Fax: 41 6-494-1 504 E-mail: Fisher63@interlog.com Event Co-ordinator: Marty Moore, 416-469-3567 The Ontario Folk Harp SOciety was formed as a chapter of the International Society of Foik Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC). Its mission is to promote the music of folk harpers and the work of harp-makers, both amateur and professional. We have sponsored two harp festivals and numerous workshops. This year's program includes concerts at Montgomery's Inn on October 17 and 24, during Arts Etobicoke's Autumn ArtsFest. Although many of our members play Celtic music, we encompass a wide variety of styles such as classical, Latin medieval, renaissance, sacred, jazz and even Jewish music. Our harp newsletter keeps members informed of upcoming events and is also a good place to advertise a harp that is for sale or rent. Monthly harper circles are a good place to meet other harpers and jam with. them. Some are mini workshops where you can learn more about harp technique, r~pertoire, or history . . TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASS I~L & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

OPERA ANONYMOUS Artistic Director: Nina Scott-Stoddart General Director: Edward Franko Address: 44 Spencer Avenue, Toronto ON M6K 2J6 Phone:.416-535-0654 E-mail: · administration@opanon.com Website: www.opanon.com Opera Anonymous is an all-Canadian company dedicated to making 20th century opera more accessible. Our past productions have included The Rape of Lucretia, The Consul, The Medium, and The Rake's Progress. This season we present the Canadian premiere of Carlisle Floyd's hauntingly beautiful setting of Wuthering Heights, in concert at the Glenn Gould Studio on November 14, 1998, with singers Adele Kozak, Steven Pitkanen and Lenard Whiting under the musical direction of William Shookhoff. Our second show is Joseph Quesnel's Lucas et Cecile (1808), the second opera ever written on Canadian soil, at the Jane Mallett Theatre on January 15 and 16, 1999. Left unfmished at Quesnel's death, the opera was reconstructed musically by John Beckwith in the 1980s, and receives its first staging in this production featuring the Aradia Baroque Ensemble. As well, OpAnoo will run a Role Study Workshop of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio in October with Brahm Goldhamer. ORCHESTRA TORONTO Music Director: Doug Sanford General Manager: Mary Lee Address: 11 0 Rumsey Road Toronto ON M4G 1 P2 Phone: 467-7142 Fax: 467-7142 E-mail: stevius@magic.ca Website: www.orchestratoronto.org An exciting year ahead for the new Orchestra Toronto! The former East York Symphony has gone mega-city to attract players and audiences from all over Toronto. Music Director Douglas Sanford and a strong support organization have shaped the ensemble into what is becoming the crown jewel of the Canadian amateur music scene. The impressive quality of this community group is attributable to the hard-working calibre of players it attracts - over 100 ·- led by strong principals the likes of former TSO Associate Concert Master Mory Kernerman, Oboist Senya Trubashnik, and newly appointed violist, Bridget Lamarche-Brown. 1998/99 season highlights include a November 7 Inaugural Gala Concert at the John Bassett Theatre (Metro Convention Centre), and 4 concerts at Leah Posluns ending in an ambitious May 29 encounter with Bruckner 9! An exceptional concert value, well-worth the experience. Call (416) 467- 7142 for their brochure, programme, subscription and new member information. Also worthwhile is a visit to their website! www.orchestratoronto.org ORCHESTRAS CANADA Executive Director: Betty Webster Address: 56 The Esplanade, Suite 311, Toronto ON M5E 1A7 Phone: 416-366-8834 Fax: 41 6-366-1 780 E-mail: info@oc.ca ORCHESTRAS CANADA is the not-forprofit national service organization for orchestras which range from the major symphony orchestras in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, to Canada's smaller professional and chamber orchestras, and to semi-professional, chamber ensembles, community, university and youth orchestras in every province. Services provided to our over 1200 members and musicians, include information on matters pertaining to professional development, employment, training, board development, volunteerism and our unique education and community outreach programs. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary year this year, OC is supported by members' fees and donations, earned revenue, the Canada Council, the Cultural Human Resources Council, Director: Christopher Dawes Address: 65 Church Street, Toronto ON M5C 2E9 Phone: 41 6-360-8480 Fax: 41 6-360-5206 E-mail: orgalt@the-wire.com Website: www .orgalt.com Founded by Christopher Dawes in 1992, Organ Alternatives is a production/ communications company based at St. James' Cathedral in Toronto promoting the organ, and emphasizing alternative programming. Toronto and Ottawa offices publish a quarterly newsletter featuring reviews, articles, interviews and listings. OA's concept-oriented productions have involved the organ with drama, dance, , storytelling, humour, film and literature, and been featured on the CBC, in Toronto's First Night festival and by other presenters in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and all over Ontario. OA has collaborated in productions with such groups as the Danny Grossman Dance Company, Flying Blind Theatre Events, the Purcell Consort and the Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Its Troubador of the Wind programme will be featured this season in the Calgary International Organ Festival and Toronto Early Music Centre's "Musically Speaking" series at the ROM. In recent years, OA has produced 20 "King of Instruments" episodes on CJRT­ FM, co-hosted by Alex Baran and Christopher Dawes. ORPHEUS CHOIR OF TORONTO Music Director: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor Address: P.O.Box 662 Station F, Toronto ON M4Y 2N6 Phone: 41 6-530-4428 Web Site: www.orpheus.on.ca The Orpheus Choir of Toronto's exciting 35th anniversary season begins on October 30th, when the choir will premiere a work for choir and percussion by Toronto composer/performer Jurij Konge, and will perform Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Our Christmas concert on December 12th will feature Vaughan Williams' Hodie. Private and Corporate donors, Foundations · Bloch's Sacred Service will be the key and special project sponsors. work in our April 17th concert. The Orpheus Choir will be collaborating with the Choir of Temple Emanuel, performing this epic work in Hebrew. ORGAN ALTERNATIVES Our final concert on June 4th is the world premiere of Sonnets to Orpheus by Canadian composer Imant Raminsh - a work commissioned by the choir. Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music will also be performed. The first three concerts of the season will be at St. James' Cathedral. The fmal concert is at Yorkminster Park Baptist FLASHFORWARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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