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Volume 8 Issue 3 - November 2002

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EARLY MUSIC it happens,

EARLY MUSIC it happens, Barthold Kuijken will also be giving a master class on November 11 at the University of Toronto. I'm sure it will be incredibly enlightening. It seems that not too long ·ago, I was· saying that Handel's operas aren't often performed·. Then, all of a s1,1dden, there are performances of Xerxes ; Julius Caesa~. Acis and Galatea,,and now, Handel's Alcina (November 13 to 16) - under the expert direction of Jeanne Lamon and Stephen Ralls at the Opera School of the University of Toronto. What better way to spend an evening than with the Toronto Chl!mber Ch~irand "An Evening of Great Bach Cantatas" (November 15) - Cantata 19, and Cantata 23 which was written as a te11t piece when Bach applied for the cantor's You won't want to miss a rare position in Leipzig)? The soloists are Ann Monoyios (soprano), Vicki pices of Baroque Music Beside the St. Pierre (alto), Colin Ainsworth Gran_ge by o~e o~the wor_ld's most (tenor), and Marc Boucher. You celebrated h1stoncal flu~~sts (~o- should be sure to catch the pre-cone vember IO), BartholdKmJken, ma 'cert lecture at 7:00 with David program that includes music by J.S. Fallis, the choir and instrumental ~ and C .P.E. Bach, Telemann, ists, for an insightful preview of Weiss, Fischer and Debussy, on the concert. Visit the choir's baroque, 4-keyed and modern ·website.: torontochamberchoir by Frank Nakashimn What an action-packed month! iel Taylor on November 5. One of the great dramatic master- Jeunesses Musicales of Ontari~ pieces of French 17th century opin association with Harbourfront era-, Charpentier's Medee (Novem-.· Centre present Les Boreades de ber I, 2, 6, 7, 9 gala, 10) is re- M , . ontreal m the next of the Cushvived by Opera Atelier as they join with Tafelmusik under the baton _ion Concerts series (November IO). of Herve Niquet. The Atelier Founded in 1991 by recorder player website is Francis Colpron, Les Boreades de Montreal plays on period instru- Soprano Suzie LeBlanc presents ments. 'The ensemb_le consists of a solo recital (November 8 and 9) . Colpron, violinist.Helene Plouffe, entitled "La Cecchlna" ("The Song- cellist Susie Napper and harpsibird"), featuring the music of chordist Eric Milnes. This ensem­ Francesca Caccini (1587~1640), a ble has twice won an Opus prize virtuoso singer and composer. With from the Conseil. Quebecois de la Ms. LeBlanc will be Alexander musique for the best concert of Weimann on harpsichord, and 1998-1999 and for the best recording of 1999-2000 in the baroque TerrY McKenna on theorbo and baroque guitar. This Toronto Consort program of extraordinary mu­ and classical category. sic one of the most brilliant female composers of the late solo performance, under the ausrenaissance, and sung by Ol,le of the finest interpreters of this repertoire, will be recorded .foi: future broadcast on CBC Radio Two. Suzie LeB!anc's recently appeared in Monteverdi's Orfeo in London and for Festival Vancouver, with the New York Collegium, in King Arthur, and at the 92nd flutes. In fact, much of this program's repertoire has just bee1,1 re- Street Y in Handel's Esther. In Eurqpe, .she recently toured Holland with Tragicomedia, performed label - Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in Koln with Frieder Bernius, and members of his remarkable musigave a recital of Mozart concert arias at the Concertgebouw under the direction ofJaap ter Linden. gamba·, cello) - as well as harpsi- ATMA Classique will release · , her eagerly-awaited CD of Handel Love Duets with countertenor Dan- leased as a new CD on the Accent Now this will be fascinating: Rare Solo pour la Flute Birds (Novembt!r 17), a curious and traversiere. . . richly resonant concert devised by Kuiken often joins forces with Thomas Georgi who plays the viola d'amore, andhis "sympathetic col" cal family - his brothers Sigiswald leagues", Jeremy Brooker and (violin) a1,1d Wieland (viola da Roland H;utchinson of the Hauschka Ensembl_e who have performed chordists Robert Kohnen, Bob van . worldwide on barytons, an unusual Asperen and Gt1stav Leonhardt. 'As and.favourite instrument of Haydn . ( LeB/anc/Kuijken and his patron, Prince Nicholas Esterhazy. If you didn't catch the pun, both the viola d'amore and the baryton have sympathetic strings! The program will include trio and solo sonatas by · Ariosti and Albrechtsberger, baryton duos by F.J: Haydn, and more. Choral offerings of note this month include Critical Mass (website: www, opusone. ca/ criticalmass), a musical initiative to help the homeless, which continues with Monteverdi's Missa Ave Domine 'Jesu Christe (November 26) and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli Canada's foremost Violin Specialists '-- 201 Church Street Toronto, On. MSB 1Y7 email · - · - , November 1 - December 7 2002

(December 10). The Tallis Choir re-creates a Midnight Mass of Christmas 1602 for the Abbey Royal . of Madrid (November 30) with music by Victoria and Guerrero. CHORAL SCENE The musical unfol

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