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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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The Oakville Symphony

The Oakville Symphony celebrates its 34th season this year with some exciting music in symphonic repertoire. Highlights of the 2001- 2002 season will include Beethoven's Piano Concerto #1, Dvorak's Symphony #9, as well as his Slavonic Dances and Cello Concerto, Tchai~ovsky's Romeo andjuliet Fantasy Over- ­ ture and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scherezade. Guest artists for the season will b,e Canadian pianist Kevin Fitzgerald, mezzo-soprano Mia Lennox, cell!st Elspeth Poole and the everpopular tenor, Mark Dubois in our "Last Night of the Proms" to conclude the season. In addition to the regular subscription season, the orchestra will also be performing eight sold out performances of the ev'er~popular Nutcracker in December and two outdoor Pops Concerts at the Waterfront Festival in June. The Oakville Symphony Orchestra is proud to present music for audiences of all ages. several aims in mind: 1. to give young singers opportunities to learn their craft through staged productions; 2. to make opera more accessible by performing works in English, in a theatrical way, al).d for a small ticket price; and 3. to work to remove the stigma of elitism that clings to the art form. To these were added Scott-Stoddart's interest in contemporary opera. Da CamaraJeft the company in 1995, and Scott-Stoddart continues as the Artistic Director. / Since its founding OpAnon has presented many staged productions, as well as operain-concert presentations of repertoire both arcane and traditional. Productions have included Menotti's The Consul and The Medium; Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, the world premiere of Quenten Doolittle"s The Leviathan Hook; the Canadian premiere of C

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