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Volume 8 Issue 10 - July/August 2003

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SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE AND RESEARCH CENTRE Guillermo Silva-Marin, General Director presents SUMMER OF 2003 WOR,KSHOP PRODUCTIONS OF The Ballad tiiBaby Dtie by Douglas illoore in English Jose Hernandez, Mus.Dir. Sun. July 27 at 8 pm Wed. July 30 at 2 pm Sat. August 2 at 8 pm Sun. August 3 at 2 pm ear men by 5eorges Bizet in French Raisa Nakhrnanovich, Mus.Dir. Fri. July 25 at 8 pm Sat., July 26 at 8 pm Tues., July 29 at 8 pm Sat. August 2 at 2 pm Dtin itiuanni by W. H. in English Jennifer Tung, fVfus.Dir. Sat., July 26 at 2 pm Sun., July 27 at 2 pm Wed. July 30 at 8 pm Fri. August 1 at 8 pm NeW Venue! Robert Gill Theatre U of T, 214 College St. (NW corner College/St. George) 20 Tickets Student & Seniors go on sale Wed. July 2 Box Office: 416-978-7986 SPECIAL SERIES OFFER See all 3 operas for only Students & Seniors Offer ends Fri. July 4 at 5 pm Call 416-922-2912 0N0PERA by Christopher Hoile JULY AND AUGUST ARE generally a fallow period in Ontario for those longing fo~ fully staged operas with full orchestra. You will have to seek them else- . where at one of the great summer opera festivals. Nevertheless, there are still some local operatic activities to tide us over until the fall season begins. Primary among these are the productions of the Summer Opera Lyfic Theatre and Research Centre. (SOLT) under the guidance of General DirectorGuillennoSilva-Marin. SOLT was founded in 1988 with a mandate "to promote musical and dramatic education in Canada showcasing artists at all stages of development through a variety of challenging operatic repertoire". The rarity among this summer's SOLT workshop productions is the American opera The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956) by Douglas Moore. Perfonnances are July 27 and Aug 2 at 8pm and July 30 and Aug 3 at 2pm. Standard repertoire is represented by Georges Bizet's Cannen, sung in French, on July 25, 26 and 29 at 8pm and Aug 2 at 2pm. Joining it is Mozart's Don Giovanni, sunginEnglish,onJuly26and27 at2pm and July 30 and Aug 1 at 8pm. The new venue for this year is the Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St (entrance on St. George Street). For tickets orinfonnation phone4 l 6-978-7986. Opera Atelier again presents its "Dance through Tune" in the Walker CourtoftheAGOonJuly9at7:30pm. The programme, free with PWYC gallery admission, features Artists of the Atelier Ballet perfonning a full range of period dances reconstructed by OA choreographer Jeannette Zingg. These include Renaissance branles, Baroque court dances, 19th-century waltzes, mazurkas and quadrilles, Spanish sevillanas and excerpts from Romantic ballet. For more infonnation call 416-703-3767. T HE NINTH SEASON of the Altamira Summer Opera Concerts comes as a tonic in August. In the 2002-03 COC season over I 00,000 people attended the company's six mainstage productions, 'representing a 7% increase in attendance. The Altamira concerts give a glimpse of what has made the COC so popular. COC General Director Richard Bradshaw conducts the COC orchestra and guest soloists in highlights of past and upcoming seasons. The concerts take place at Harbourfront's CIBC Concert Stage Aug 26, 27 and 28 at 8pm. The concerts are free; a .00 donation is suggested to support Canadian Feed the Children. Over the past eight years the Altamirn concerts have raised over 9,000 for various children's charities. CDC\' Altamira Sw11111er Opera Concerts at Harbourf'ronl Centre Within Canada, Festival Vancouver (August 4-17) will present a fully staged production of Monteverdi's L'lncoronazione di Poppea on August 5, 7 and 8 starring Suzie LeBlanc and Matthew White. August 15 will see a concert performance of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande starring Russell Braun and Nathalie Paulin. For more information visit ·or phone 604-688-1152. Elsewhere in North America the two main summer opera festivals the Santa Fe Opera and the Lincoln Centre Festival in New York featuring the Kirov Opera. This year the rarities at Santa Fe are Richard Strauss's seldomstaged domestic comedy lntenneu.o (1924) and the world premiere of Madame Mao by Bright Sheng. These productions are joined by Offenbach's La Belle Helene, Mozart's Casi fan tutte and Janacek's Katya Kabanova. The festival runsJune27-Aug23. For information and tickets, call 1-800-2804654. This year's Lincoln Centre Festival offers a host of unusual works-fully staged productions of the US premieres of Heiner Goebbels' Eislermaterial (1998) and Salvatore Sciarrino's Macbeth (2002), Mussorgsky's Klwvanshchina and Prokofiev's Semyon Kotko, and, perfonned in concert, Rubenstein's The Derrwn. The festival runs July 8- 27. For infonnation phone 212-875- 5456. Within aday'sdrjve from Toronto are Glinunerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York (July 3-August 26), and the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, Ohio (June 12-August9). Glimmerglass has quite a varied programme this year with Don Giovanni, Offenbach's Bluebeard, Handel's Orlando and American Robert Kurka's satiric opera The Good Soldier Schweik (1958). Phone607-547-2255. TheOhioLightOperaalwayshas rarities on offer. G&S fans will not want to miss the chance to see fully staged perfonnances of The Grand Duke (1896), the duo's last work together. This joins Friml's Rose Marie, Offenbach's The Brigands and such favourites as My Fair Lady, Countess Maritw , The Pirates of Penzance and The Land of Smiles. Phone 330-263-2345. Enjoy the summer! SUMMER CONCERTS July 15, 3:30: Bassoon & Harp .00 July 18, 7:00 P.M.: Appalachian Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Ontario Fiddle $10.00 July 23, 3:30: Chamber Concert with TCMI Faculty .00 July 25, 7:00: Concert of participants from Summer Program, with choral, chamber and new compositions By donation SUMMER SUNDAYS at St. James' Cathedral corner King & Ch.urch Streets CATHEDRAL h GANISTS of Canada, ;Brita nd the USA FREElsUNDA Choral Evehsong ~ j Ouly 6 MICHAEL cfi.PON 17 MATTHEW LARK St. James' Cathedral, :OOpm at4:30pm 3 nto CHARD LEA ral dberg, Percy Bourgeois iversity ral, Buffalo) 94th Psalm Healey Willan, Paul: Hiri~emith 24 FRANCES MA~Db,~ELL Christ Church Cath~pralf O ttawa J S. Bach, JG. Walther/ Herman Schroeder ·:. 31 CHRISTOPHER Df\WES St. James' Cathedral, Toronto WILLAN.· Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue (416) 364-7865 Ju y 1 - Septe mbe r 7 2003

Welcome to WholeNote 's Live Listings Readers please note: Presenters' plans change; & we occasionally make mistakey! Please always use the phone numbers provided to call ahead. For CONCERTS fuRTHER AFIELD (outside the GTA)see pages 25-26. For Music THEATRE AND OPERA LISTINGS see pages 26-27. For JAZZ CLUB LISTINGS, see pages 27-28. For SUMMER FESTIVAL LISTINGS See pages 28-33 For Summer Music in the West see pages 33-34 CONCERTS IN THE GT A Tuesday July 01 - 1 :DO: Thornhill Community Band. Summer Concert. Broadway, classical. popular, traditional & commissioned works. Denny Ringler, music director. Mc Michael Gallery, 10365 Islington, Kleinburg. 416-223-7152. Free with admission to the gallery: ,, family rates. - 2:30: WillowMyst Music. Moira Nelson,. harp & voice; Elena Jubinville, cello & voice. Original, traditional & classical music; solo instrumentals; a cappella ballads. Part of the City of Mississauga's annual Canada Day Celebration. Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga. 416-255· 5109. Free. - 7:30: City of Toronto/Scotiabank. Canada Day Concert & Fireworks. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. 416-338-0338. Free. Wednesday July 02 - 12:00 noon: City of Toronto/Scotiabank. Sounds in the City: Alex Pangman and her · Alleycats. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West. 416-338-0338. Free. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Alison Brown Ouar· tet. 2261 DundasWest.416-531-6604. (advance), (door). · Thursday July 03 - 7:00: Harbourfront Centre/City of Tpronto. Summer Music in the Garden: GROVE Evening of dance and music inspired by Celt· ic mythology. Kirk Elliot, violin/composer; Terrill Maguire, dancer/choreographer; Helen Jones, dancer. Toronto Music Garden, 4 75 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. Free. - 7:00: North York Concert Band. Summer Concert. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. 416·395· 7584. Free. - 8:00: TrypTych. Toronto International Chamber Music Festival· Opening 'Gala: Mu· sic of Three Continents. Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Ager: Campfire of the Sun; Liszt: Mazeppa; Buhr: String Quartet #1. Piano Duo Kutrowatz; Penderecki Ouar· tel & .other performers. Studio Theatre, To· ronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416·872-1111. ,, (Gala), passes available. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. The Cottars. 2261 Dundas West. 416-531 -6604. $ l 8(advance), (door). Friday July 04 - 8:00: TrypTych. Toronto International Chamber Music Festival· Hugo Wolf Cente· nary Celebration. Wolf: Italian Serenade; Der Feuerreiter; Eichendorff choral settings; Spanish, Italian, Moericke & Eichendorff lieder. Penderecki Quartet; Nina Scott·Stod· dart, mezzo; Ensemble T ryptych & others. July 1 - September 7 2003 Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. ,, passes available. Saturday July 05 - 2:00: TrypTych. Toronto International Chamber Music Festival· The Trans Canada Airway. Berg: Vanity Suite; Foley: The Bells; Coulthard: Irish Poems for Maureen; Col· grass: Memento for 2 Pianos. Various per· formers. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. ,, passes available. - 7:00: Bagher Moazen and Friends. Music for solo guitar by Bach, Albeniz, Rodrigo, Barrios & Koshkin. Performances by 10 gui· tarists. Church of St. Augustine of Canter· bury, 1847 Bayview Ave. 416-282-0957. $ lO(advance), (door). · - 8:00: Hummingbird Centre for the Performing .Arts/Asian Television Network. · Amjad Ali Khan, sarod. Indian classical mu· sic. 1 Front St. East. 416-872-2262. · $105. *POSTPONED TD NOVEMBER* - 8:00: TrypTych. Toronto International Chamber Music Festival: The French Con· nection. Milhaud: Scaramouche; Liszt: Songs on Texts by Victor Hugo; songs by Evans, Daunais, Arsenault & Dela. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. ,, passes available. Sunday July 06 - 2:00: Plein Air Garden Concerts. Andy Sheppard. Global guitar. The Garden, 345 Balliol St. 416-487-0705. $10. - 2:00: TrypTych. Toronto International Chamber Music Festival· The Best of Brahms. Brahms: A German Requiem (origi· nal chamber ensemble version); vocal quar· tels. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-872-1111. ,, passes available. - 4:00: Harbourfront Centre/City of Toronto. Summer Music in the Garden: The Beckoning Sea. Tales of love, longing & the sea. Kathleen Kajioka, viola; Gabrielle Mclaughlin, soprano; Ben Grossman, per· cussion; Peggy Jane Hope, actor. Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay West. 416· 973-4000. Free. · - 7:30: City of Toronto/Scotiabank. Sun· day Serenades: Sophisticated Swing. Big band. Carl Hamilton, director. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. 416-338-0338. Free. Monday July 07 - 12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays Concert: Oriana Singers. Music for women's choir. 10 Trinity Square. 416-598· 4521 x222. suggested donation. Tuesday July 08 - 7:30: Thornhill Community Band. Sum· mer Concert. Broadway, classical, popular, traditional & ~omm issioned works. Denny Ringler, music director. Band Gazebo, Mill Pond Park, Mill & Trench Sts., Richmond Hill.416·223-7152. Free. - 8:00: Weston Silver Band. Summer Park Concert. Marches, light classics & other fa. vourites. Little Parle Bandshell, Weston Road north of Lawrence. 416-253-9422. Free. Wednesday July 09 - 12:00 noon:. City of Toronto/Scotiabank. Sounds in the City: Sue Foley, singer/song· writer/gw~ar. Nathan Phillips Square, 1 OD Queen St. West. 416-338-0338. Free. - 7:00: City of Pickering. Eastside 1/armo· ny Chorus. Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex, 1 The Esplanade. 905-420-4620. Free. - 7:30: Plein Air Garden.Concerts. Ousty Bodhan. Blues guitar. The Garden, 345 Balli· al St. 416-487-0705. $10. - 7:30: Weston Silver Band. Summer Park Concert. Burlington Central -Park Bandshell, New Street west of Guelph Line. 416-253· 9422. Free. Thursday July 10 - 11 :OOam & 2:00: Solar Stage Children's Theatre. Songs from the Treehouse. Songs, puppets & musical instruments. For ages 2 & up. Martha Johnson, performer. Madison Centre, Concourse level, 4950 Yonge St. 416· 368-8031. . For complete run see music theatre listings. June 30 July 7 J uly 14 July 21 July 28 Aug. 4 Aug. 11 Aug. 18 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Alexander Jacob, piano - 7:00: Harbourfront Centre/City of To· ronto. Summer Music in the Garden: Mu· sique actuel/e. Contemporary improvisations on clarinets, saxes, flutes & other instru· ments. Lori Freedman & Jean Derome, per· formers. Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. Free. Friday July 11 · - 7:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. Toronto Fiesta. St. Clair & Dufferin Sts. 416-231 · 5695.Free. - 8:30: Hugh's Room. Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart. 2261 Dunda~ West. 416-531-6604. $ l 7.50(advance), (door). Saturday July 12 - 7:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band. Toran· to Fiesta. St. Clair & Dufferin Sts. 416-231 · 5695. Free. - - 9:30: autorickshaw. Performance at World's Fare. Inda-jazz fusion. Suba Sanka· ran, voice/piano/percussion; Ed Hanley, tab· la/percussion; Debashis Sinha, drums/per· cussion; Rich Brown, bass. CIBC Mainstage, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-686-2370. Free. Sunday July 13 - 7:00: Newmarket Citizens Band. Sum· mer Concert. Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket. 905-895-5193. Free. - 7:30: Burlington Teen Tour Band. Sum· mer Park Concert. Burlington Central Park Bandshell, New Street west of Guelph Line. 905-335-7807. Free. - 7:30: City of Toronto/Scotiabank. Sun· day Serenades:_GTA Swing Band. Mel Last· Music Mondays Presents our 12th season All concerts start at 12.:15 p.m. and take place at Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square bf'side the Eaton Centre). suggested donation. Oriana Singers William Brown, Conductor James Bourne, Accompanist Paul James Dwyer Peter Bishop Rafael Hoekman , Andrew Mah Luke Arnason, countertenor Paul Jenkins, piano ' G.F. Handel Lesson, in G Minor, F. Schubert Sonata, Op.143, in A Minor, F. Liszt "Funerailles", A. Scriabin Poeme, Op.72, "Vers la Flamme" J.S. Bach, Srul Irving Glick, Eleanor Daley, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington/Bob Russell, Mark Fisher/Joe Goodwin Dance and Org an, " Oanse Pour La Paix" J.S. Bach and The French Organ Classicists Cello and Piano Classical Guitar Countertenor and Piano M ed i ~ va l and Renaissance Music Moresca (~ ith Jennifer Franc isco and Michael Franklin) Melange , Marimbas and Vibraphone (with Thomas Alexander, Julia Cleveland and Tim Francom) Tatiana Voitovitch·Camilreri Piano Renaissance Vocal Ensemble Renaissance Music .(with Pattie Kelly, George Civello, Art Levine, and others) For more info contact 598-4521 x222 tor ont dart s t: ou n ci I

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