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Volume 1 Issue 10 - July/August 1996

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Jui/Aug '96 PROFILES:

Jui/Aug '96 PROFILES: PULSE'S MEMBERS PREVIEW 96/97 Aldeburgh Connection Tel: (416) 691-2007; Fax: (4161 691-0837 Artistic Directors: Stephen Rails & Bruce Ubukata Mailing Address: 74 Follis Ave., Toronto, M6G 156 )l Our 1996/97 Season will offer eight concerts for voice and piano, four in each of the Recital Series and the Sunday Series. 1997 also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Schubert, and we will celebrate this greatest composer of song with a burst of festivities, including a Schubertiad weekend, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, with an ali-Schubert Recital, a Sunday Schubertiad, and an extended Friday night ali-Schubert Birthday Parry, eo-presented with CBC Radw & Stereo, and with intermission festivities and food. Schubert birthday celebrations · will continue throughout the rest of the Recital Series, where we will perform his songs alongside those of Brahms and Britten, both composers who admired and were inspmd by him. The Sunday Series will also present concerts featuring French music and letters, Victorian parlour songs, and music commissioned by us for four voices and two pianos. For brochure: (416) 691-2007 J' Amadeus Choir Conductor: Lydia Adams Administrative Director: Robert Monteith 75 The Donway West, Suite 410 North York, Ontario M3C 2E9 Tel: 416-446-0188 Fax: 416-446-0187 )l Currently celebrating its 22nd season, the Amadeus Choir is known throughout Metropolitan Toronto for its high professional standards and quality of repertoire. Under the musical direction of conductor, Lydia Adams, the choir is the official Choir in Residence of the George Weston Recital Hall at the Ford Centre. The choir will perform a fourconcert subscription series in the Recital Hall. The first, Mystic Voices, on November 2, will feature Arvo Part's Te Deum, Gorecki's Totus Tuus, and Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia. In the second, the annual Carols with Brass, with performances at 3 and 8 p.m. on December 1, the ch~ir will sing the winning compositions from its annual Christmas carol and Chanukah song competition. On April 7, 1997, the choir will perform G.F. Handel's great oratorio, Israel in E~ypt; and ·on June 7 the choir With percussionist, Kathy Armstrong, will present "Heart of the Drum", featuring David Fanshawe's Afri~n Sanctus. J' Amadeus Ensemble Tel: (416) 977 5677 Fax: (416) 971 4841 E-Mail: ch894@torfree.net Artistic Director: Moshe Hammer General Manager: Michaei·Boyd Addreas: 303-156 Front St. West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2L6 )l After a one year hiatus the full 12-member Ensemble returns for 1996 I 97, opening the series September 29 with music by Handel, Mozetich, Bach and Mendelssohn. The pri·ncipal players of the Ensemble appear March 23, 1997, performing Mozart's Divertimento for violin, viola and cello, and Schubert's Trout Quintet, with pianist Naida Cole. The full Ensemble then doses the series May 4, 1997, featuring works by Bach & Vivaldi. Guest soloists have become a popular part of our series. Mezzosoprano Linda Maguire (November 17) and jazz violinist Lenny Solomon (December 15) will join violinist Moshe Hammer for what promise to be two extraordinary concerts featuring a unique blend of musical styles and repertoire. Finally, the Sharon Quartet from Holland will be our. special guests February 2, 1997. Join us for all six Sunday evening concerts at Glenn Gould Studio. It's a great way to end• your weekend! For brochure Cllll: (416) 977 567Z J' . Aradia Baroque Ensemble PULSE Artistic Director: Kevin Mallon Managing Director: Christopher Reibling 2121 Rathburn Rd. E. Suite 410 Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2X3 Tel: 905-625-4286 · e-mail: jmort@io.org WWW: http://www.io.org/-jtmort/ )l The Aradia Ensemble, Toronto's newest and alternative Baroque orchestra, laun~hes it's second season on Sunday, October 13 at the St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto. Highlights of our 5 concerL season include a· CD launch gala December 22. This concert event will celebrate the international release of our world premier recording of Caldara's Vaticini di Pace on the Naxos label, with a performance of this work fea~uring the original recording art1sts. March of 1997 will see the Aradia Ensemble collaborate with special guests, the Evergreen Club · Gamelan Ensemble in a concert where eastern traditions meet the west. The Final concert of our season in June 1997 will see Aradia bringing the spectacle of Commedia deli'Arte to the Toronto music scene. Music, dancers, singers and entertainers, all sharing the stage in the grand tradit!on of seventeenth century Versa1lles. For information, 905-625-4286. J' Arbor Oak Trio Tel: 256 9421 or 256 2090 E-Mail: s.murley@utoronto.ca Artistic Director: Stephanie Jabbar Karyagdy A rare opportunity to hear the ancient spiritual music of Azerbaijan, performed by tha~ country's most respected players. Music from Azerbaijan . Thursday July 11th, 8 pm tickets:. & JABBAR KARYAGDY perform mugam- works that have been played for over two hundred years, on tar (eleven string lute), kamancha, (four-string fiddle), def (tambourine), and highlyrefined melodic singing. Although centuries old, it is a tradition very much alive. lt is music that rewards deep concentration of spirit and thought. the 179 Richmond Street W. (near University Ave.) For tickets and info call 204-1 080 c.i 0 " ({) ({) ({) ii w N ::;; ::;; 0 0 ii w N . .0 '0 Q) t 0 a. g. ({) I

- ''' ...... . . ' ... ' Jui/Aug '96 ------~- - PULSE Martin; Publicity: Susan Murley Address: 2-890 Castlefield Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6B 1 CS )l Arbor Oak Trio has an exciting four -concert 1996 I 97 season planned Prestissimo!, October 25, features Italian baroque music with virtuosic flair. Our Christmas celebration, December 13, Green Groweth the Holly: A Royal Yuletide, commemorates the festive season with carols, cantatas, sonatas, and arias. March 1, the Trio will evoke Teares and Lamentations with some achingly beautiful French music. And our last concert, May 10, celebrates the birthday of Jean­ Marie Leclair, a gifted composer and violinist. Now in"its ninth season, Arbor Oak Trio is dedicated to exploring all genres of baroque music - from fully staged opera to intimate chamber music. We provide the opportunity to learn about baroque in an entertaining and inexpensive way. A season subscription is only ( seniors l students), and includes free pre-concert lectures before every concert and coupons from // Fomdlo. All concerts "take place at Ca.lvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. " Artword Theatre Artistic Director: Ronald Weihs Managing Dir.: Judith Sandiford 81 Portland Street, M5V 2M9 Tel: 416-408-1146 Fax: 416-408-0532 )l Artword Theatre is a performance space where new work can emerge and artists in different disciplines can discover and work with each other. The 50-seat theatre is . equipped with a baby grand piano, sound and lighting systems and a lobby for art exhibits. Ronald Weihs says, "We cast a wide net in the events we present. We love tqeatre, music, dance, art, eloquent writing. We love surprises!" Artword's productions include: Mama Says You Are W?Jat You Do and me2 in 1994, Chauar's Troilus and Cristydt and Bassan in 1995, Echo and Narcissus and Cu'Fu? in 1996, as well as the 1995-96 Artword Festival of the Human Voia. There are also concerts and interdisciplinary events most weekends. Privately run by playwright I director, Ronald Weihs, and painter I designer, Judith Sandiford, Artword d9es not rely on public funding. As funding shrinks, Artword is a model for the future, a tiny ark bobbing above the flood " Bach Children's Chorus Tel: (416) 431 0790 Fax: (416) 431 7554 Artistic Director: Linda Beaupre Admin. Dir.:Jane Greenwood Address: 23 Mossbank Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1 G 2C1 )l Since 1987 the Bach Children's Chorus has developed a reputation for beautiful, musical sound and a professional approach. The 165 young people aged 6-17 are grouped into Choirs I, II ·and Ill. The choirs participate regularly in festivals and workshops with world-renowned clinicians and performers. Local concerts are at the Recital Hall of the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Founder and conductor, Linda Beaupre, will travel to Atlanta this summer with Choir Ill for an International Choral Festival. And this fall the group will also experience a weekend retreat. Costs of the choir are covered by fees and fund-raising. Watch for our second annual Spring Auction! Placement in the Chorus is by audition in June or November. Our goal: to keep the choir open to all children. New for the lOth Anniversary season: a youth choir, The Bach Youth Singers, for girls aged 15+, and boys with changing or changed voices. " Canadian Children's Opera Chorus Tel: (416) 366 0467 Fax: (416) 363 5584 Music Director: John Tuttle Pianist: Bruce Ubukata Manager: Ann Hartford Marshal! Address: 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1 ES )l The CCOC, now in its 29th season, provides an unpa(alleled experience for our 75 musically gifted and enthusiastic young performers, for our two apprentice choruses, and for our audiences. The only permanent children's opera chorus in Canada to regularly commission and produce operas for children, the CCOC, under John Tuttle's exacting yet benevolent direction, prepares young people for the complex, vibrant world of opera, while offering excellent musical and dramatic training and unique performance opportunities. Audiences of all ages were delighted with the CCOC's recent pr

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