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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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  • Toronto
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_, 11 FUSHFORW ARD ... O~pheus Choir Church. All concerts start at 8pm. Individual tickets are adults /students and seniors . Subscriptions are available. PERFORMANCE WITHOUT FEAR Director: Elisabeth Pomes Associate: Jo Stevenson Address: 306 South Kingsway, Apt.3, Toronto ON M6S 3T9 Phone/fax: 416-769-8511 E-mail: kkorep@intercom .com The mission of Performance Without Fear is to help musicians and artists deal with stress and pain. Anxiety can have a devastating effect when it is caused by fear of performance; the repetitive motion of playing an instrument can cause pain in the body, tension in the muscles, bursitis, tendinitis and carpal-tunnel syndrome and more. Performance Without Fear offers special techniques for: * relief of body tension and pain * impro;vement in posture and body alignment * exercises for focusing the mind * relaxation, breathing and visualization exercises to help the performer find the quiet place within where everything is possible Performance Without Fear format: * Private sessions tailored to the needs of the individual artist * Series of one hour classes (presently offered at Royal Conservatory of Music) * Intensive 3 hour workshop For a free brochure or to book workshop/class, call 905-829-3437 or 416- 769-8511. PEROS MUSIC Inc. Contact: Nick Peros Address: 5458 Remington Court, Mississauga ON L5V 2E7 Phone: 905-814-8555 Fax: 905-814-7501 Peros Music Inc. is a company committed to supporting classical music in Canada. Peros Music provides a unique allinclusive CD recording package for olassical groups/artists which includes recording, production and manufacturing, artwork/design and printing, and distribution of the CD to stores. Peros Music also acts as a booking agent for special and corporate events, representing a line of children's musical shows as well as classical singers and ensembles. Peros Music has booked shows across Southern Ontario in .various venues and is currently working on an original musical production. Peros Music draws on years of experience in both the artistic and business side of music in Canada to work with artists to make their projects a success. .. Peros Music represents classical artists to movie producers for the use of their music in movie sound tracks. POLISH CANADIAN SOCIETY OF MUSIC Music Director: Matthew Jaskiewicz Administrator: Marilyn Stewart Address: 208 Delorane Ave. Toronto ON M5M 2B3 Phone: 41 6-488-1 091 Fax: same The Polish Canadian Society of Music is an umbrella organization offering music concerts and salons of music and poetry to Polish speaking an.d general audiences, through its orchestra the Toronto Sinfonietta, Ryerson University's Oakham House Choir and Polish Canadian actors and singers. proVOCE STUDIOS Directors: N. Delong, K. Scott, T. Torlone Address: 732 Spadina Avenue Toronto Phone: 41 6-960-0427 Fax: 416-921-8313 proVOCE Studios provides a variety of learning and performing opportunities for singers of all levels of experience. Private lessons and the following classes are offered: Learn to Sing: a fun, informal introduction to singing for adults. Young Singers Academy introduces healthy vocal technique, some stagecraft and music theory to singers ages 9-16 while preparing a musical review. Sightsinging: Beginners and Intermediate. Uses moveable doh. Feldenkrais frees the body. Song and Stage prepares a musical review under the guidance of a musical director and stage director. s Opera: Participate as a soloist or in the chorus of a staged production. Musical Director: Mila Filatova; Stage Director: Ed Franco. Program includes lecture on selected work(s), role preparation workshop, diction classes, Feldenkrais classes, private coachings and more. Faculty: Judith Dack, Laura Pudwell, Erika Reiman, Tina Torlone. proVOCE Studios is recognized as an educational institution by Revenue Canada. RIVERDALE CONCERT SOCIETY Artistic Directors: Daniel Kushner, Ellen Meyer, Stephen Fox Address: 83 Wroxeter Ave. Toronto M4J 1 E7 Phone: 416-465-7443 Fax: 41 6-465-6256 The Riverdale Concert Society - Ellen Meyer (piano), Daniel Kushner (violin) and Stephen Fox (clarinet) - performs unjustly neglected music in the Romantic idiom, with a special emphasis on the composers of England's early 20th century musical renaissance- Bax, Bliss, Delius, Elgar, Howells, Ireland, Moeran, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and others. Their music, rooted in hymnody and pastoral song and influenced by Celtic mysticism, is a treasure trove of melody and harmony largely unknown to modern audiences. Composers of other nationalities -Scandinavian, German, French, Eastern European and Canadian - are also well represented in our performances, with more contemporary works appearing on occasion. Besides solos, duos and trios by the core members of the group, our concerts also include works for varied instrumental combinations for which we are joined by guest string and wind players. ROY THOMSON HALL AND MASSEY HALL Director of Programming/Producer: Wende Cartwright Address: 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto M5J 2H5 Phone: 416-872-4255 Fax: 416-593-9918 Website: http://www .roythomson.com Or: www.masseyhall.com The Royal Bank 1998/99 Season, called The World is at our Door, features TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL .& CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

celebrated artists and brilliant newcomers in classical music, jazz, pop, celtic, world music and dance. chance for your child to play in a folk instrument orchestra or sing in a vocal ensemble. foster and promote Canadian creation in music and music theatre. It produces three ongoing programs: Highlights include an exclusive Canadian appearance by English Chamber Orchestra with conductor/soloist Pinchas Zukerman, and an exclusive world duo-recital debut by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam returns with conductor Riccardo Chailly and Russian violinist Vadim Repin; and Toronto's Tafelrnusik Orchestra celebrates its 20th Anniversary with two concerts. Other stars include tenor Michael Schade and baritone Russell Braun, soprano Renee Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and India's legendary Ravi Shankar. In addition, Monsters of Grace - a new digital opera in 3D by composer Philip Glass - will have its Canadian premiere at Roy Thomson Hall. Also featured are acclaimed performers from Cuba, Africa, Portugal and Tibet. Free brochure, call 416-872-4255. SHEVCHENKO MUSICAL ENSEMBLE Artistic Director: Alexander Veprinsky Dance Director: Andrei Pendik Administrator: Ginger Kautto Address: 626 Bathurst Street Toronto ON MSS 2R1 Phone: 416-533-2725 Fax: 41 6-533-6348 The Shevchenko Musical Ensemble - Toronto's unique combination of choir, mandolin orchestra and folk dancers - reflects through its repertoire of folk, classical and contemporary music, the fmest of Ukrainian musical traditions and weaves them with the traditions of other Canadians. The Ensemble's uniqueness lies in its exciting presentations as a unified 90- person ensemble, although each component often performs on its own. A highlight of the Ensemble's current season is the return by popular 1 demand of domra virtuoso Tamara Volskaya, who will perform with the Shevchenko Mandolin Orchestra in Glenn Gould Studio on February 12. All rehearsals and classes are held at Columbus Centre (Lawrence and ' Dufferin). All are welcome to join the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble or School. SINE NOMINE ENSEMBLE FOR MEDIEVAL MUSIC Address: 59 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto ON MSS 2C4 . Phone: 41 6-638-9445 Fax: 416-926-7292 E-mail: rosenfel@chass.utoronto.ca Contact: Andrea Budgey SINE NOMINE (est. 1991) brings the vocal and in.strumental music of the Middle Ages vividly to life. The group has appeared in various Ontario cities, Montreal, Boston, and Leeds, England, and been broadcast on CBC, CJRT, and American Public Radio. The group's CD, A Golden Treasury of Mediaeval Music (Saydisc/Amon Ra, 1996), was recommended by the American Record Guide as a first-rate introduction to the repertoire. SINE NOMINE is committed to making medieval music accessible (and keeping it affordable!) for a contemporary audience. In 1998-99, SINE NOMINE (with various featured guests) presents four main concerts: October 16/17, music from medieval nunneries; December 18/19, medieval "Lessons and Carols" for Christmas; February 26/27, Music of the Medieval Bestiary; April 16/17, Music of French Courts and Cathedrals; Fridays at 8pm, at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, 365 College, and Saturdays at 8pm, at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair West. Tickets /, subscriptions /. Dates and locations subject to confirmation. SOUNDSTREAMS CANADA Artistic Director: Lawrence Cherney General Manager: Andy Gann Address: 156 Front Street W. Suite 303 Toronto ON M5J 2L6 Phone: 979-1282 Fax: 971-8841 E-mail: cherney@total.net The Ensemble's School of Performing Arts Soundstreams Canada, established in 1981 for children offers quality dance by its current and founding Artistic instruction, mandolin lessons and now a Director, Lawrence Cherney, exists to •Encounters '99, pairing significant Canadian .composers with international 'counterparts, will open February 26 with a Choral Spectacular. The Stuttgart Chamber Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers will combine forces at St. Patrick's Church for a program of Ligeti, Penderecki, Schnittke, Hui and Tremblay. The series will continue with featured composers Tokuhide Niimi (Iapan), Pascal Dusapin (France), Kaija Saariaho (Finland), Kelly-Marie Murphy (Canada), and Peter Lieberson (Canada/USA). •Music Theatre for Young Audiences will premiere The Mysterious Singing Drum with music by Ray Luedeke and Joseph Ashong and libretto by Ray 'Luedeke. •Northern Encounters '99, a biennial festival of the arts from the circumpolar nations, will celebrate the creation of Nunavut with a four-day program of music, dance and visual arts in July. TAFELMUSIK Contact: Alex Skoczylas Address: 427 Bloor St. West, Box 14, Toronto ON MSS 1X7 Phone: 416-964-9562 Fax: 41 6-964-2782 E-mail: askoczylas@tafelmusik.org Tafelmusik, under the leadership of Music Director Jeanne Lamon, celebrates 20 seasons of glorious music-making in 1998/99. To jaunch the 20th season in September, Tafelmusik will revisit some of our audience's favourite repertoire in Twenty Years of Tafelmusik. During the year the Tafelrnusik strings are featured in a performance of Vivaldi's beloved Four Seasons, as well as in String Extravaganza. The winds then take centre stage in Horns of Hamburg, featuring Telemann's Alster Overture. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under Ivars Taurins, is highlighted in performances of Bach's Magnificat and Handel's Israel in Egypt. Other highlights include the Tafelmusik debut of soprano Karina Gauvin, and the a capella vocal quartet Anonymous 4 as guest ensemble in a programme of FLASHFORWARD TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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