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Volume 4 Issue 2 - October 1998

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a Announcements October 1 , 1 O:OOam: Tor onto Symphony Orchestra presents an open rehearsal featuring guest pianist Alexei Lubimov and the musicians of the TSO conducted by Music Director Jukka-Pekka Saraste. For details call 416-593-7769 ext.31 0. Free. October 3, 3:00: SINE NOMINE open rehearsal. Church of Saint Stephen-inthe-Fields, 365 College. 638- 9445. PWYC. October 3, 7:30: Toronto Camerata CD Launch. Free reception, live music & · opportunity 'to meet members of the ensemble. St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Ave. 905-841- 7994. Free. October 4, 12:00 noon - i 4:30: High Park Harvest Festival. Enjoy a leisurely lunch to the traditional music of Anne Lederman and Friends. Colborne Lodge, south veranda. 416-392- 6916. ETERA OcroBER 1998 October 11 11 :30am: Great Romantics Festival Hamilton invites you to a Champagne brunch: The Young Romantics with music by Courtenay Prizrenac, french horn, Elspeth Poole, cello & Krystina Csik, poetry readings. Ancaster Old Mill. 905-529-7070ext.23674. October 18, 2:00: Arbor Oak Trio invites you to Italian Delights, a fundraising afternoon of food, drink, prizes & entertainment. II Fornello Restaurant (St. Clair & Delisle). 416-778-4923. (includes all food & your first drink). October 18, 2:30: North York Symphony presents a casual afternoon of showcasing young musicians combined with good fellowship, delicious refreshments, raffle & silent auction. Proceeds to support the North York Symphony Youth Outreach Programs. Moonlight Ballroom, 31 25 Bayview Ave. TOO LATE TO LIST 416-489-3131., (under 5 free). ALL THE KING'S VOICES community choir, David J. King, director, invite you to audition for their 1998-99 four concert season. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings. For more information or to set up an audition call 416-757-5512. ANNEX SINGERS OF TORONTO welcomes male voices for concerts taking place in December 1998 (B~itten: Ceremony of Carols) and May 1999 (Passion According to St. Mark). Contact Fiona: 41 6-654- 2595 for information. BEACH ARTS CENTRE FALL FESTIVAL: Week-long Open House to observe classes featuring performances & special events. Evening presentations on Friday & Saturday nights. To October 4. For more info call 416- 690-4552. CANTABILE CHORALE calls all former members to its 25th Anniversary year ~eunion, Saturday October 3, 1998, including a concert of celebration at 7:30. Thornhill United Church, Elgin St. Information & preregistration, call 905-731- 8318. ,(under 12). MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY is currently accepting submissions for artwork to OCTOBER 98 October 3 1:00: Juan Tomas, flamenco guitar. Upper appear in their 1999- 2000 Canada Mall, Newmarket. 41 6-243-5187. Free. season brochure. October 3 '7:00: Murray Roe, spanish guitar, plays flamenco Submissions should be & classical masterpieces. Rosemount Orange Hall, Hwy 89 musical, either in theme or in east of the Museum. 519-941-5183.. subject, and be submitted no Octobe.r 3 8:00: A Recital of Art Songs and Operatic later than 5:00pm, December Selections. Sepideh Eslahjou (soprano). Beatrice Carpino 1, 1998. For further (mezzo-soprano). Brett Chapman (tenor) and Doug information contact Tranquada (baritone) with Brahm Gcildhamer (piano). Christ Sebastienne at 41 6-363- Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.) Free will donation. 4260 or Colleen at 905-274- 0ctober 4 3:00: Hart House Music Committee. Andrew 1571. call 905-642-6649. Website: http://www .interlog .com/-bt · homas/omea/ ROMANTIC EVENING CONCERTS invites any amateur string or brass player over 1 8 to enquire about joining the orchestra. Contact director Robert Raines at 416-482-6174. SWEET ADELINES - SCARBOROUGH CHORUS seeks women who enjoy singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. Membership Mania September 1 0 through October 8, 7 - 1 Opm at Burrows Hall Community Centre (Sheppard & Progress Ave.) Call Diane, 226-5972. TORONTO CAMERATA, a cappella chamber choir of 28 , voices, has openings for sopranos, altos & basses. Rehearsals Wednesday . evenings at St. Leonard's Church (Yonge/Lawrence). For an audition please call Arthur Wenk at 905-841- 7994. TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is pleased to welcome their new Executive Director, Catherine Cahill. VOICES chamber choir is looking for tenors and basses for their 1 998-'99 season. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 7:30- 1 O:OOpm. Great solo opportunities. To arrange for an audition, please contact Ron Cheung at 41 6-7 69- 1345. Lectures October 8 12:00 noon: Women's Musical Club of Burashko, piano; Amanda Forsyth, cello. Great Hall, 7 Hart NORTH YORK CONCERT Toronto & U. ofT. Faculty of House Circle. Free. ORCHESTRA is looking for Music present a lecture by October 10 4:00: Juan Tomas, flamenco guitar. Omega string & trumpet players for Mary Ann Parker entitled Centre, 29 Yorkville. 243-5187. Free. the 1998-99 season. What to Listen For in Piano October 11 2:00: Toronto Blues Society. Du Maurier Rehearsals Wednesdays 7:30 Music. Room 330, Edward Theatre Centre, 231 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. Free. - 1 Opm at York Mills Johnson Bldg, 80 Queen's October 16 8:00: John Arpin, piano. St. John's United Collegiate lnst. Further info Park. To reserve a place call Church, 2 Nobert Rd. Agincourt. 491-1761. , 3/. please call 416-730-9721. 416-923-7052.Free. October 17 7:00: Polish Canadian Society of Music. ONTARIO MUSIC October 15, 7:30: Rick Concert commemorating 20 Years of John Paulll's EDUCATORS' ASSOCIATION Phillips discusses the Pontificate. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. CONFERENCE '98: Promotion relationships between 488-0191. Pride and Professionalism Haydn's Symphony #88 & October 18 3:00: Organ & Choir Concert in honour of St. takes place on November 6, Prokofiev's Symphony in D · Cecilia. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Ave. 7 & 8 in Toronto. Features: major. Ettore Mazzoleni 487-0383. clinics by Eugene Corporon, Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. Oct?ber 23 8:00: Toronto Wagner Society. Celine Eph Ehly, Dr. Tim West. ,. Pap1zewska, soprano; Jacqui Lynn Fidlar, mezzo soprano. Lautzenheiser & others; Arts & Letters ~lub, ~ 4 Elm. 207-6422. (suggested). "Parent Power Day" industry .October 25 7:00: Pohsh Canadian Society of Music. exhibits; student Concert commemorating 20 Years of John Paul ll's performances. Interested Masterclasses Pontificate. Christ the King Cathedral, 700 King St. W. music educators, students or Hamilton. 905-561-1835. industry exhibitors please Michael Warren, performer on · October 30 8:00: Opera Ontario. Puccini: Tasca. Centre In write: 93 Mill Street, Broadway and at the [~~~=~· Kitchener. 519-578-1570. · Stouffville, ON L4A 1 J2 or Metropolitan Opera, will be TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAt & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

holding a masterclass for singers at proVOCE Studios Friday October 2, 7:00pm. ' 960-0472.,. Workshops October 2, 7:30: Recorder families. Puppetmonger's Studio, Unit 210, 68 Broadview Ave. 41 6-691 - 0806. (reservations required). October 17, 9am - 4pm: TEMPO all day workshop with Marie France Richard, Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. 968-1559. October 3, 2:00: Gamelan Music Workshop: an introductory workshop for baroque oboe player from Montreal. Players of all early instruments welcome. Lansing United. 932-8167. October 17 1 0:30am: "Big Band" playing session with Alison Melville for players of recorders, viols & other early instruments. Call ahead to confirm date & reserve a place. Euterpe Musical Arts studio. 588-4301. October 21 2:00: Don Mills Organ Society offers a Group Organ Workshop. No experience required. Contact D. Norman, 416-447-1137. October 23, 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. 968-1559. November 1 1 :30: TEMPO workshop with Janos Ungvary, Hungarian recorder player. Players of all early instruments welcome. Lansing United. 932-8167. November 5 & 6, 9:30am- 5:30pm: Orchestras Canada Small Ensembles Program presents: The Essential Musician - A Changing Arts Practice Communication & Performance Development Workshop For Professional Small Ensembles. Led by Peter Wiegold, with Lise Vaugeois. Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. West. Registration deadline: October 26, 1998 (limit of 25 participants). Contact Dorith Cooper, Small Ensembles Coordinator, 41 6- : 366-8834ext.225. ,. November 6, 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire from the Renaissance to modern times. 968-1559. MUSICTHEATRE SF'flTLIGHT'0N OPERA ATELIER, continued from page 27 To this end, costumes and set designs are not exact reproductions of original pieces, yet are created with the same care to elicit the period experience for the performers and the audiences. Dancers in the corps de ballet learn the 18th century steps, but they also set out to recreate the carriage and mind-set of a Baroque dancer. And singers learn the standard lexicon of period gestures to accompany themselves. All this is reinforced by the presence in the pit of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed early music conductor Andrew Parrott, and the sumptuous setting of the Royal Alex itself. When it works, the result is magical--not a museum piece, but a new artistic statement, fresh and alive within its Baroque context. The second significant feature of Opera Atelier's work is the sense of ensemble that co-founders Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg bring to opera -- an art form which, of modern economic necessity, is too often performed by free-lance singers, conductors, and directors who will work with together one time and never see each other again. Zingg and Pynkoski's fascination with the music theatre of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was· sparked in classes with late dance historian Leonard Crainford of the Royal Academy of Dancing in London in the early eighties, and then fanned to full flame during a stint as principal guest instructors at the centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles from 1993 to 1996. Their collaborations to date, in places as far flung as Stuttgart, New York, Tokyo, Cleveland and Vancouver, include Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Gluck's Orfeo and Eurydice, and Mozart's Magic Flute, Figaro, and Don Giovanni. In. this Figaro, except for Michael Chioldi, who Will perform the role of Figaro, the entire cast - - including soloists Meredith Hall (Susanna), Curtis Sullivan (the Count), and Nathalie Paulin (the Countess) -- is made up of singers who have worked with OA on several productions. Interestingly, this notion of an ensemble company is also very much in the spirit of ~ozart's time. When Don Giovanni premiered 1n 1787 the first Don Giovanni was the same singer who created the role of The Count in The Marriage of Figaro. And the same is true of the singer who premiered the roles of Figaro and Leporello. So audiences recognized the performers, and came to expect a continuity of characterization and personality from one opera to another as well. This kind of intimate anticipation. becomes m?re and more a part of the OA experience, With every new production, because of the extent to which the company's work is animated by Pynkoski and Zingg's creative reiteration of 18th century ensemble spirit. Opera Atelier. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Andrew Parrott, conductor. October 22, 24, 27, 29 & 30: 8:00; October 25 & November 1: 3:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King West. 872-1212. .50 to .50 (student/senior discounts). Jeanette Zingg, Marshall Pinkoski MOZART BUFFS CAN WIN TICKETS Given that Mozart's first Leporello had earlier been Mozart's first Figaro, he doubtless drew a big laugh from his audience in the last scene of Don Giovanni with the line "That's a tune I know only too well" as the on-stage musicians play the melody of a well-known Figaro aria. Name the Figaro aria in question, (in Italian or English) and you could win one of three pairs of tickets to Opera Atelier's Figaro at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, October 22 through November 1. Answers by mail only to "FIGARO , CONTEST" 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 300, Toronto ON M5S 2R4. No phone calls or Faxes please! MUSIC THEATRE NOTES continued from page 27 us, will be presenting three performances of Stephen Sondheim's Company on October 2,3 and 4 at the St. Lawrence Centre. October also brings a most interesting comparative opportunity; two different productions of Toscs--the COC's early in the month and Opera Hamilton's on October 17, 22 or 24. And for those with a taste for things more contemporary, in addition to Company, already mentioned, the Curtain Call Players are producing the 1952 classic, Singin' in the Rain, two weekends in the middle of the month, while Music Theatre Mississauga will be presenting A Chorus Line during the last eight days of the month. Some other highlights: All through October you can see the most successful Canadian musical production to date, Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Canadian Stage Company. (And speaking of successful Canadian musical shows, don't forget Jim Betts' Colours in the Storm, at the Living Arts Centre, October 7 to 1 0.) Looking ahead into November, William Shookoff's Opera York begins its second season with Donizetti's rollicking opera buffa, Don Pasquale, at the Vaughan City Playhouse November 6 and 7. So who could ask for anything more? Well, how about a fully staged production of Porgy and Bess to celebrate Gershwin's 1 OOth! ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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