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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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Pipers, and the Merry

Pipers, and the Merry Macs. The Toronto All Louvre, violinist Antje Weithaas, the Takacs Star Big Band is quickly, gaining a reputation . ' Quartet, Mir6 String Quartet and more. Call for the authentic recreation of the music that 416-250:3714 for a free brochure and 0 made Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Harry James subscription information. For single tickets and a number of other big band leaders 1 call416·870·8000. famous. I The Toronto All·.Star Big Band is available for -------~'l-------­ Festivals, Corporate Events and' Private Functions. ' TORONTO CAMERATA CHAMBER CHOIR Music'Director: Melva Treffinger Graham President/Administrator: Erika Geisl Tel: 416-534°2493 E~.mail: Now in its 12'h season, the Toronto Camerata Chamber Choir is a 28•voice mixed chamber choir devoted to unaccompanied choral music ·of all eras. Our name comes .from the 16'h century Florentine Camerat~. a group of . artists and friends who· did revolutionary . wark on the relation of music with poetry. This season, the Camerata will perfor.m 5 concerts with a wide variety of mu~ical styles and origins: "Where the Trade Winds· Blow"· a choral and dance journey around the world, on Oct. 20; "A Celtic Christmas"· wi~h Canadian premieres of works by Irish composer, Michaei McGlynn, Dec. 2; "Carols 0 for Kids" an informal hour of traditional Chri~tmas and Ha_nukah music Dec. 22; "Candlelight and Wine" · a convivh1l evening with music by Bob Chilcott, Marten · Lauridson, and Irving Berlin on Feb·. 15; and "The German Connection," the finest in a . cappella repertoire by Bach, Brahms, Hassler, Br.udmer and Mahler on May 5. All concerts are at Grace Church on-the-Hill. TORONTO CENmE FOR-THE ARTS 0 • Executive Director: Stan Shortt Director of Programming/Marketing/Development: David Kingwell Manager, New Initiatives: Heather Richardson Mail: 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6RS Tel: 416-733-9388 Fax: 416-733-9478 E-mail: Web site: Toronto's premiere concert venue, the George Weston Recital flail, boasts perfect acoustics and has achieved a reputation as oqe of the most beautiful and acoustically ideal performing arts venues in the world. lt is one of three theatres with interconnected lobbies, a state of the art recording studio hard-wired to each of the venues, a contemporary art gallery, VIP suites and rehearsal hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. This season in the George West'on Recital Hall, an array of international artists· will be presented. Highlights include pianists . Richard Goode, Alicia De Larrocha, Raduo Lupu; vocalists Dawn Upshaw, Anne Sofie - von Otter, Is a bel BayrakdaFian and H~kan · Hageg~rd performing a semi-staged performance of Schubert's Wintemlise. The · hottest jazz artists Branford Marsalis, John Pizzarelli and George Shearing; and cilamber inusic at its best including, Les Musiciens du P26 MUSIC MOSAIC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001·2002 , Tel: 416-410-3509 specialists came togetnet tYl''fiirin"tlieTMorl'to' E-mail: 'Consort in 1972. The ensemble is recognized fqr its excellencein the performance of music The Toronto Choral Society was established of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Its · in 1845 anq boasts a proud tradition of members include. both singers and nurturing and developing fine vocal instrumentalists (lute, recorder, flute, early musicians. Today, the Society includes the keyboards and percussion). already renowned TCS Big Choir and the For the 2001/02 season, the Toronto Consort smaller TCS Ensemble, Nofth44°, ' offers a subscription series of five concerts: Over the years, the Toronto Choral Society "Murderers and Milkmaids" on Nov . .9 & 10; has been an organization with lo,ng historiCal an evening of English renaissance music roots that wants to make sure that as many inc;!uding rollicking ballads, lutesongs, .people as possible who live in the Toronto madrigals and country dances with guest area have opportunities to be part of a choral fiddler David Greenberg; "Welcome My Lord experience. Thus, in addition to our concerts, Sir Christemas," a medieval Yuletide offering we· sing at events that raise funds for good featudng the music ofHildegard ofBingen ' causes, and we offer an informal vocal on Dec. 14 & 15; "Lands of Ice and Fire," an . program for peoplE!' living on the streets , evening of Norse tales and music with host downtown., ' 1 Peter Tiefenbach on Feb. 1 & 2, 2002; The Membership in the Toronto Choral Society Canadian debut of The Dufay ColleCtive, the · is open to' all. You can sing in the "Big Choir" British medieval ensemble, on March 1; and '(no audition is required but some vocal/ the season closes on April 5 & 6 with a musical ability is expected), you can audition · splendid Monteverdi opera, The Return of for North 44°, or you can come to our concerts. ~ · ' · TORONTO o.AsSiciu. SINGERS Conductor and Artistic Direct.or: Jurgen Petrenko General Manager. Jane Petrenko .. Mail: 100 Three Valleys Drive, Toronto, ON M3A 389 TORONTO CHD.DREN'S CHORUS Telephone: 416-443-1490 . · Jean Ashworth Bartle, C.M., O.Ont, Founder/Music Email: Website: Directot He·atherWood, General Manager ° Founded in 1991, ~he Toronto Classical 2180 Bayview Avenu!l, Toconto, ON M4N 3K7 Tel: 416-932-8666 Fax: 416-932-8669 E:mail Web: In 2001-2002, the Toronto Children's Chorus and Directar Jean: Ashworth Bartle celebrate Singer~ CO!J.tinueto bring choral/orchestral classics to our-growing audie_nces in this, our 10'h Anniversary season! Under the leadership of Jurgen Petrenko, the Toronto Classical Singers perform regularly with the Talisker.Players orchestra, and concerts , the exceptional artistry of child~en! For the feature some ofTo.ronto's most accomplished choir's 23rd season, audiences will experience the glorious sound of guest choirs and renow_ned artists in concert with the Chprus, world premieres and distinctive Canadian works . . ydung soloists. With well over 100 performers per concert, the Toronto Classical Singer's concerts are. truly a feast for the senses. Our10'hAnniversary season will inchide The Chorus glimpse~ the spiritual, multic Festive works by Saint-Saens Christmas · cultural and environmental fibres of Canadian · Stephen Hatfield's music with Michigan State Children's Choir and Amabile Youth Sing·ers (November 4; free workshop, November 3); heralds th~ holidays with R.utter's Da-ncing Day, the True North Brass andharpist'judy Oratorio and Handel Messiah (highlights), a Coronation Feast with Handel's Coronation Anthems and Mozart's Coronation Mass, and the wonders ofHaydn's Creation. Soloists include Lena Auclair, Mal:y Bella, Sandra Boyes, Kathryn Domoney, Elaine Robertson, Loman (D~cember 15); hosts Sir David · Geoffrey Butler, Bruce Kelly, James Leatch, Willcocks, conducting the premiere of his · Psalm with TCC -and Central Children's Choir of Ottawa (Apri121); celebrates the 80'h · birthday of Canadian Harry Freedman in a choral trib1.1te with Lesli~ Fagan and Ca~herine Rob bin, debuting his Aqsaqriiq (May 4); and presents the world premiere of Krzysztof and Stephen McClare. Choir membership is open to all who are reasonable sight singers, and who enjoy having fun performing classics of the ch0ral repertOire. For information on tickets and choir membe!ship, please contact us by phone, email,or visit our web site. Penderecki's Credo at the Toronto International Choral Festival (May 31, June 8 & 14). THE TORONTO CONSORT Artistic Director. David Fallis TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY Artistic Director: JeffButler · 427 Bloor Street ~,Vest, Toronto ON M 58 1X7 Tel: 416-966-1045_ Fax: 416-966-1759 Administrator: Suzanne Jackson Box Office: 416-964-6337 255-1543 Ba~iew Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 385 Some of Canada's leading early music

Ulysses, featuring Laura Pudwell and Paul Agnew. TORONTO EARLY MUSIC CENTRE Artistic Director: Frank T. Nakashima Mail: 427 Bloor Street West, Box 17, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Tel: (416) 966-1409 E-mail: Website: http:/ / -temc This non-profit organization promotes the appreciation of historically informed performances of early music in the community through sponsorship of concerts and activities such as lectures, workshops, exhibitions and masterclasses with visiting and local artists. Benefits of membership include: discounts to certain early musiclevents in the city; a subscription to the quarterly Toronto Early Music News which contains a calendar of upcoming events, reviews, profiles, essays, etc.; borrowing privileges from the TEMC library of books and recordings; participat'iori in music circles (e.g. viola da gamba, or vocal music circles); admission to the Musically Speaking presentations of early music performed on original or replica instruments, and the Early Music Fair; join the e-mail information list of historical performance in Toronto! The 17'h annual Early Music Fair took place on Saturday, September 22"d, from 12:00 noon to 5:00p.m. at Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, at Islington Avenue. Annual Membership: individual; family; student/senior TORONTO IVlENDELSSOHN CHOIR Executive Director: Eileen Keown Personnel Coordinator: Rachel Churchill Mail: RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street Toronto, ON M5J 2H5 Tel: 416-598-0422 Fax: 416-598-2992 E-mail: Web site · The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir family has two outstanding choirs, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. The TMC is Canada's world renowned large vocal ensemble, maintaining a tradition, since 1894, of performing and commissioning the filfest choral repertoire .. The Choir is comprised of over 160 volunteer singers and the Elora Festival Singers, who form the professional core of 20 singers. Under the artistic direction of Noel Edison, the TMC presents its own subscription series and appears frequently with the TSO and in broadcasts on both CBC networks. Its repertoire stretches from early Baroque to world premieres of commissioned works. The TMC's 2001/2002 season begins with Orff's unforgettable Carmina Burana, featuring the combined 300 voices of the TMC and Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Chorus, joined by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.. In December, Richard Ouzounian joins Noel, the Choir, and the Hannaford Strteet Silver Band for the annual Festi~al of Carols at Roy Thomson Hall. In the spring, join the Choir for 3 concerts featuring choral masterworks of Mozart, Haydn, Faun~. Durufle, Bruckner, Schubert and Martinu. TORONTO MENDELSSOHN YOUTH CHOIR Interim Conductor: Ron Gheung Executive Director: Eileen Keown Personnel Coordinator: Rachel Churqhill Mail: RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street Toronto, ON M5J 2H5 Tel: 416-598-0422 Fax: 416-598-2992 E-mail: Web site The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir was founded by the TMC in 1977 to provide training and professional performance opportunities for approximately 75 singers (ages 15- 23) with diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounps from throughout the GTA The Youth Choir has accomRlished some remarkable things in recent times. In 1997, the TMYC. performed throughout Italy to rave reviews, sponsored in part by compani~s and organizations in the Toronto Italian community. In July of 1998, they joined the TMC at the National Arts Centre for the opening of Festival Canada. They have performed at the Toronto International Choral Festivals a1;1d the International "Eco­ Ed" World Congress. Other notable appearances include the Canadian premiere of Lloyd Webber's Requiem and Britten's The Company of Heaven. · As well, they have completed work on three recordings including the Magic of · Christmas CD with eminent English conductor and composer John Rutter, which was a bestseller for the past two Christmas .seasons, the recording of Berlioz's Requiem with The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for Naxos and two annual CBC recording of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the proceeds of which will benefit needy Canadian children. TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE General Director: Guillermo Silva-Marin 411 Parliament St., Toronto, ON M5A 3A1 Tei: 416-922-2912 Fax: 416-922-5935 E-mail: Web: Founded in 1985 by General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin, Toronto Operetta Theatre is a vibrant company with a mandate to produce classical operettas featuring profession~! Canadian artists. of exceptional talent. This season features singers Elizabeth DeGrazia, Alexander Dobson, Gisele Fredette, Stuart Howe, Tamara Hummel, Bruce Kelly, Fred Love, and a host of others. Romberg's The Student Prince runs from December 28, 2001 to January 5, 2002 with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance scheduled for April19 through to April 27. Concerts devoted to the music of Broadway (October 14, 2001) and the Zarzuelas of Spain (February 10, 2002) complete the season. Of special note is TOT's annual New Year's Eve Gala, a "Heidelberg Buffet" and ·dancing in the finest Viennese tradition. All performances are at the Jane Mallett Theatre (416- 355-7723). Also, on April28, the alwayspopular Musical Journey dinner and dance series at the Donauschwaben Club will take audiences along the Hungarian Danube. Call 416-922-2912 for tickets. TORONTO PHILHARMONIA Artistic Director: Kerry Stratton Executive Director: Barbara Smith Mail: 109 - 1210 Sheppard Ave. E. Toronto, ON M2K 1E3 Tel: 416-499-2204 Fax: 416-490-9739 E-mail: website, The Toronto Philharmonia celebrates its 30'1i Anniversary Season with an 11-concert series of quality, affordable classical music. As orchestra-in-residence in the acoustically perfect George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, the fully-professional orchestra is led by charismatic Maestro Kerry Stratton, whose humorous and enlightening comments from the podium serve to enhance patrons' appreciation of the music. · Highlights of the 2001-2002 program include: an all-Verdi concert, a Hallowe'en-inspired Spooktacular, a Movie Classics night, an ~ll­ Elgar concert, a Russian-inspired Valentine, and an all-Beethoven evening. Concert dates are Thursdays at 8 p.m., with a special Sunday concert at Christmas, 2:00 p.m. The Toronto Philharmonia has an active youth qutrNch program with three components - Adopt-a,School, In-School Visits, Youth Orchestra- as well as a busy touring schedule in various southern Ontario. communities. TORONTO SINFONIETIA Music Director: Matthew Jaskiewicz Executive Director: Carolyn McGee, Mail: 153 Rqyaiavon Cr., Toronto, ON M9A 2G5 Phone: 416-410-4379 Fax: 416-233-1054 Website: Renowned for outstanding classical programming with a spirited edge, the fully· professional Toronto Sinfonietta is breaking the mould within Toronto's classical music scene, turning traditional into extraordinary. This season, innovations abound at the Toronto Sinfonietta's new concert v~nue, the elegant Isabel Bader Theatre. In "Love the Ma.gician," the intensity of the Spanish musical palette explodes in a passionate courting oflusty voice and fiery guitar (Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo soprano, Steven Thachuk, guitar). In "Accordion Sting" Quartetto Gelato's accordionist Joseph · Macerollo joins the orchestra for a performance that kindles the soul with the breathtaking diversity of this heroic instrument. "Symphony of Jazz" reveals the jazz roots of North American symphonic music with MUSIC MOSIAC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 P27

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