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Volume 4 Issue 1 - September 1998

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  • Toronto
  • September
  • Choir
  • October
  • Classical
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Johannes Brahms' Second Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony. The North York Symphony Orchestra also opens its season on September 17 with an all Tchaikovsky program at the Weston Recital Hall. And just two nights later (Sept. 19) and a few kilometres west the Mississauga Symphony and the New Hamilton Orchestra open their seasons. The Mississauga orchestra will be celebrating the 70th birthday of the celebrated Canadian vibraphonist, Peter Appleyard, the evening's guest soloist. That's not all. The Aradia Baroque Ensemble begins its fourth season on September 26 at the Glenn Gould Studio. And the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Outgoing Cathedral Bluffs maestro Clifford Poole shares the baton Sept 27 Orchestra opens its season on September 27, with a pro grain that includes Albinoni's lovely Adagio for Strings. BIG BAND While big band is hardly a genre considered "classical", it is, nonetheless, a highly developed art form, requiring considerable musicianship, which is why so many "classical" musicians are also at home in the big band style. In any case, September will be a very good month for hearing some very, very good big bands. The first of these is a concert on September 18 at the Jane Mallett Theatre, called " A Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller", a fund-raiser for The Toronto Musi«'ians' Association. Toronto is blessed with some of the best big band musicians anywhere, many of whom will be participating in the concert, so this is a great opportunity to hear big band at its best. Incredible as it may s~m, another terrific big band concert will be taking place a week later, September 25, at the Royal York Hotel. This one, sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is a tOOth birthday tribute to American composer, George Gershwin. In addition to a forty piece orchestra conducted by the incomparable Newton Wayland, pianist Sara Davis Beuchner, considered by many to be the most authentic interpreter of Gershwin's piano Patricia 0 'Callaghan music, is coming from New York for the occasion. As well, the brilliant singercomposer-arranger, Carol Weisman will be performing with her Trio. Another bright light on the Toronto scene, soprano, Patricia O'Callaghan, is flying here from Dusseldorf, Germany, where she will be performing with her contemporary music ensemble Zebra Schvunk at the Dusseldorf Altstadt Herbst Festival. She will sing at the concert and then go right back to the airport to fly to London in order to be back in Dusseldorf in time for a performance the next evening. ~TORONID 1998-99 SEASON + CHAMBER MUSIC DOWNTOWN quartets THURSDAYS ensembles-in-residence TUESDAYS Oct. 15 Melos Quartet Oct. 27 Gryphon Trio Nov. 12 Shanghai Quartet Dec. 8 Toronto String Quartet Nov. 26 Alcan Quartet Mar. 2 Toronto String Quartet Jan. 7 Juilliard Quartet Mar. 23 Gtyphon Trio Feb. 18 Claudel Quartet Mar. 18 Martinu Quartet April8 Tokyo Quartet piano TUESDAYS April 29 Fine Arts Quartet Nov. 17 Ruth Laredo Dec. 1 Michel Dalberto young artist showcase THURSDAYS Dec. 15 Anagnoson & Kinton, Jan. 21 Yi-Jia Hou, violinist duo pianists Feb. 11 Naida Cole, pianist Jan. 26 Mykola Suk Mar. 11 Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano April 20 John Browning AFFORDABLE + ACCESSffiLE + INTIMATE + EXHILARATING Jane Mallett Theatre ·St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 366-7723 GREAT CLASSICAL MUSIC IN A PERFECT SMALL ·CONCERT HALL DOWNTOWN. SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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