The CANADIAN CHIL DREN'S OPERA CHORUS announces the fall release of its CD Creatures Great and Small. Dedicated to former Music Director and Honorary patron Derek Holman, the recording has as its title track his 1994 work commissioned by the Chorus. Holman's delightful composition includes lyrics from Dennis Lee's Rattlesnake Skipping Song. The CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE's recording label Centrediscs releases a new digital compact disc. Entitled A Bridge Beyond, the recording presents the guitar at its most traditional and its most experimental, and features guitarists William Beauvais and Stephen Wingfield. For further information call: CMC Distribution Service, 961- 6601. TORONTO CAMERATA is excited to announce the appointme,nt of Melva Treffinger Graham as Artistic Director, succeeding founder Arthur Wenk. Camerata friends are invited to meet Melva at our annual Open House, October 2, 1999, 7:30 pm at St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Avenue. TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA violinist Andrea Hansen-Jorgensen has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Ms. Hansen has demonstrated exceptional dedication and effort in her work with Strings Across the Sky, the charitable foundation she founded in 1989 to foster music education programmes for youth in the Arctic. VOICES is looking forward to our 6th season and new permanent venue. VOICES will be holding all of our concerts and rehearsals at Saint Thomas Church, located at 383 Huron St. (South of Bloor and East of Spadina). We would also like to welcome Herbert Pauls as our new accompanist. i Artworc\ Theatre Presents RUSH HOUR CONCERTS! with the szifi1J'lldli QuarM Skip the traffic jam- join us for great food, great beverages and great music! fJ Wednesdays at 6 P.M. Refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. Catered by Grimes & Co. Sep. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 23, Apr. 5, May 3 Groups of 10 or more: 10% discount Avoid disappointment For reservations call: (416) 408-1146 Artword Theatre • 75 Portland Street (south of King, west ofSpadina) (416) 408-1146 The Regions of Halton & Peel and the arts organizations in communities west of the GTA announce ArtsWest: an Information Hotline for the Arts. Up-to-the-minute information on theatres, galleries, museums, festivals & events in arts facilities, colleges, provincial parks & numerous other venues. Call 905-615-4376 for local calls (residents of Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Halton Hills, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville & surrounding areas) or 1-877-278- 7976 toll-free long distance .. LECTURES September 25 1:00: Canadian Opera Company Face to Face Lecture on the CDC s productions of La Traviata and L 'e/isir d'amore. Speaker: Carl Morey, former Dean of the U ofT Faculty of Music. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East. 363-8231. . October 6 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Classic lntro: Pre-Concert Chat. Beethoven: Triple Concerto. Discussion with Menahem Pressler, piano & Peter Tiefenbach, host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593-4828. Free with ticket to the 8:00pm performance or .85. ANNOUNCEMENTS September 16 ll:OOarn: Mississauga Symphony Annual Golf Tournament. Caledon Golf & Country Club. 905-615-4404. .99. MASTER CLASSES September 17 to September 19: Mississauga Symphony Used Book Sale. Including CD's, records, puzzles & games. Sheridan Mall. 905-615-4404. September 25 ll:OOam to 5:00pm: Toronto Early Music Centre Early Music Fair. Short concerts by many of Toronto's leading early music groups; WORKSHOPS booths & displays. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. 966-1409. Free with Museum admission: , (free entrance to TEMC members). The Amadeus Choir invites entries for their 13th Annual Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition, open to composers of all ages & experience, individually or in groups. Entries must be postmarked by September 20, 1999 and received no later than October 4, 1999. Info or entry forms: 446-0188. October 1 6:00: Serenade presents a master class with British pianist Melanie Spanswick. 14 Dewhurst Ave., north of Danforth between Pape and Donlands. Participants please reserve early. 778-5736. / participant; /auditor. September 2 5:00: Ashkenaz: A Festival of New Yiddish Culture. Balkan and ROM (Gypsy} Music. Workshop given by Yuri Yunakov, Bulgarian saxophone player. Harbourfront Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West. 973-3000. Free. September 12 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization workshop with Colin Savage, historical clarinet & recorder player. Players of all types of early music instruments welcome. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 480-0225. . September 18 9:00am: Sheridan United Church presents HYMN A-THON. Fundraising project to buy new bricks for the church building. Singers & instrumentalists welcome .. 250 I Truscott Dr. Mississauga; 905-822-9001: September 19 1:30: CAMMAC musical reading. Colin Clarke conducts popular Opera Choruses. Singers & instrumentalists welcome. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 924-1938. (CAMMAC members free). September 25 9:30: Royal Canadian College of Organists presents Church Musicians Workshop with clinicians Melva Treffinger Graham (choral) and William O'Meara (organ). Birthday cake will be served to celebrate the RCCO's 90th anniversary. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. West. 533-1301. Free. September 30 8:00: Toronto Folk Singers' Club meeting. An informal group whose purpose is to perform & exchange songs. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 537-7422.
m:oronto QEarlp ;if-music (ll:entre presents 15th annual early Music Fair For more information, please contact: ,Saturday, ,September 25, 1999 n:oo a.m. to s:oo p.m. at the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's :Qark (at Bloor St.) ~ Period instruments ~ Instrument makers ~ Demonstrations ~ Displays (books, magazines, sheet music, CDs) ~ Mini-recitals ~ Historical Dance ~ Strolling musicians ~ Door prizes ~And much more! Free with admission to the ROM m:oronto