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Volume 4 Issue 3 - November 1998

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1'9 " z•sg _fLASHFORW ARD:· PART III* Our Members• Look at the Season Ahead . FEATURING PROFILES OF: •ZebraSchvungK • Musica Viva & Friends • Hannaford Street SUver Band •Evergreen Club Contemporary Gam elan •Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra •D.G. Concert Productions •Voices • V esnivka Choir • Associates of the TSO ' •Continuum •Opera York •Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir ZEBRASCHVUNGK Address: 616R St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto, Ont. M6H 3W9 Contact: Andy Morris Phone:(41 6) 516-4449 Fax: (416) 516-4449 Email: New music ... performance art ... ·music theatre: Defining Zebra Schvungk is . like trying to nail jelly to a wall. Patricia O'Callaghan, Lori Klassen and Andy Morris make up this· energetic trio formed in 1992 out of a collective interest in developing a repertoire of · contemporary m~sic theatre that would . he performed more than once, a strong desire to he involved with living composers and their work, and a belief in the importance of humour in .their performances. Within~ year, they had respected composers creating works specifically for them. Zebra Schvungk recently returned from Dusseldorf, Germany where they won first prize in the Dusseldorf. Altstadt . Herbst Junge Kulture. Upcoming performances include the premiere of Bruce Nicol's opera "Dymphna, Patron Saint of the Insane" commencing November 21 at the Music Gallery, as well as two shows in early 1999 featuring new commisions and an encore of their prize winning European debut. Watch Wholenote for details. MUSICA VIVA AND FRIENDS Vicki Slechta, flute; Grigory Goldberg, cello; Cecilia '!gnatieff, piano; Senia Trubashnick, oboe· Contact: Vicki Blechta Phone: 728- 3116 Fax: 480- 0?79 E-mail·: *Parts 1 and II of FlashForward, published in our September and October WholeNote featured profiles by the following entities. For copies of any or all of these, or to inquire about member~hip, contact Allan Pulker at 416 406-6758. SEPTEMBER •Aideburgh Connection •All The King's Voices •Amadeus Choir •Amadeus' Ensemble. •Amict •Arbor Oak Trio •Bach Children's Chorus •Canadian Children's Opera Chorus •Canadian Music. .Centre •Canadian Singers •Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra •Centuries Opera Association •Dance Oremus Danse •Distinguished Artists Concert Series •DUO •East York Choir / •Elmer lseler Singers •Esprit Orchestra •Etobicoke Community Concert Band · •Gilpin Enterprises •Glenn Gould Studio •Great Romantics Festival •Gryphon Trio •High Park Girls' Choir and High Park Boys' Choir •Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto •Koffler Centre of the Arts •Mississauga Symphony •Mooredale Concerts •Mozart Society •Musid at Metropolitan •Music Toronto •Music Umbrella , J •Nathaniel Dett Chorale •New Hamilton Orchestra Corporation •North Toronto Institute of Music •Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts •Off Centre Music Series ' •Ontario Folk Harp Society · •Opera Anonymous •Orchestra Toronto •Orchestras Canada •Organ Alternatives· •Orpheus Choir of Toronto •Performance Without· Fear •Peros Music Inc. •Polish Canadian Society of Music •proVOCE Studios •Riverdale Concert Society . •Roy Thomson Hall & Massey Hall •Shevchenko Musical Ensemble •Sine Nomine Ensemble •Soundstreams •Tafelmusik •Toronto Children's Chorus •Toronto Classical Singers, The •Toronto Early Music Centre •Toronto Symphony Orchestra · •Toronto Tabla Ensemble •University of Toronto Opera Division •University Settlement Music & Arts School •Victoria Scholars •Women's Musical Club of Toronto •Yip's Children's Choir (Canada) OCTOBER •Amati Quartet •Baroque Music by the Grange •belladonna •CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musicians amateurs du Canada) •Canadian Music Competitions (Ont,ario) Inc. ' •Christ Church, Deer Park •Duo L'lntemporel •Les AMIS •Music at Willowdale 'e Music Matrix •North York Suzuki School of Music •Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) •Opera In Concert •Scarborough Philharmonic •Toronto Camerata •Toronto Consort •Toronto Operetta Theatre •Toronto Senior Strings •VocaiPoint Chamber Choir TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORI:\RY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

Following their August tour of concerts in European cities, Musica Viva released their second CD! Titled "In Essence," issued' by Furiant Records, it features two Canadian commissions. First, a sensational Suite by Scott Macmillan,' for fiddler with flute, cello and piano. And which fiddler?-- none other than Cape Breton's own princess, Natalie ­ MacMaster. The second, a Suite of Dances in a different vein-­ contemporary ,sophisticated. and listenable--by Toronto's distinguished composer Larysa Kuzmenko. · To follow the movements of this active ensemble this season, you 'll have to ·use your car, since they perform in ,Brockville and Guelph before Christmas, and Kincardine and Gananoque after Christmas. But on February 7th, you'll find therp closer to Toronto-- at ·Newmarket Theatre. In June, They can be found again in England, Belgium, Germany or Scotland! ' HANNAFORD STREET SILVER BAND Artist'ic Director: Raymond Tizzard General Manager: David Archer Mailing Address: 42 Frater Ave. Toronto ON M4C 2H6 Tel: 416 425-2871 Fax: 416 425-2874 Tickets: 416·366-7723 The Hannaford Street Silver Band, an ensemble of 27 musicians dedi~ated to the brass band literature and to commissioning new works, is celebrating it's 15th Anniversary Season in 98/99 .. The season started with A Spanish Fiesta, featuring Esmeralda Enrique and members of her Spanish Dance - Company. the National Ballet's Ormsby Wilkins conducted. · Our second concert, Heavj Metal, at Massey Hall Nov. 10, is part of the Made in Canada Festival. It features two world premieres, by J.Scott Irvine and Charles Cozen, and works by Omar Daniel and Gary Kulesha. Soloist are Curtis Metcalf, euphonium; Beverly . Johnston, percussion; and Joseph Macerollo on accordian. \ A Christmas Flourish (December 6 at Metropolitan United Church), 1he Standard of St. George (January 17 at · the St. Lawrence Centre) and We Love a Parade (April 11 at the St. Lawrence Centre) round out the season. Guest conductors are Bramwell Tovey, James Curnow, Lydia Adams and James Watson. EVERGREEN CLUB COI\ITEMPORARY GAMELAN Artistic Director: Blair MacKay Contact Person: Blair MacKay Phone: 652 8253 Fax: 652 8006 Address: Box 200, 2.75 King St. East Toronto M5A 11r concert announcements. D.G CONCERT PRODUCTIONS Contact: Donna Green Address: 45 Bowden St. Toronto, Ontario M4K 2X3 Phone: 41 6 461·5083 Fax: 41 6 406-4060 D.G. Concert Productions is off and running with a · second season of the "Spring Sing for Sight "99" Last year's concert proved very successful. It featured- 5 wonderfully talented and diverse choirs including Victoria Scholars, Darbazi, WIBIJAZZ'N, Village Harmony and The Toronto Choral Society. The audience love9 the opportunity of sampling five diverse musical styles within one . afternoon concert. This year, the show will be equally exciting. This year's lineup will range from traditional African music to Barbershop and Children's classical ensembles. Be sure to watch for details. If you like choral singing you 'II love this show. (A portion of the proceeds will go toward the RP Reasearch Foundation - Fightiqg Blindness). VOICES Contact: Ron Cheung Address: 1 81 A Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario'M6S 3Y8 Phone: 416 769-1345 Fax: 416 968-9449 PROFILES continue, page 20 TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONT~MPORA RY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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