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Volume 10 Issue 2 - October 2004

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  • Toronto
  • October
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MooREDALE CONCERTS Mooredale Concerts Have It All! High-quality, imaginative, affordable - Mooredale Concerts' 16th season offers gems from the Baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras, in solos and various combinations. International celebrities and outstanding new talent share the stage. Music & Truffles' second season lets children sample the concerts later that day. The Mooredale Youth Orchestras highlight young talents. The Mooredale Concerto Players, 14 dazzling soloists, perform eight Baroque concertos in the second 2004- 05 concert, October 23/24. Pianist Claude Frank delivers his celebrated The Romantic Triangle of Robert & Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and joins violinist Scott St. John and others for music by Schumann and Brahms November 28. Violinist Erika Raum and friends perform Mozart's String Quintet February 19/ 20. Boccherini's String Quintet Op. 13 No. 5 unites violinist Etsuko Kimura, cellist Kristine Bogyo et al. March 12/13. Season finale: a magnificent Bach-Fest April 16/ 17, with soprano Zorana Sadiq and violinist Chui-In Park headlining. Saturdays, 8 pm, Willowdale United Church; Sundays, 3 pm, Walter Hall, U. of T. Subscriptions for five concerts: ( S/S) 416-922-3714 xl03. Kristine Bogyo, Music Director 148 Crescent Road, Toronto, M4W 1V2 416-922-3714 xl03 Fax 416-960-6166 MOZART SOCIETY OF TORONTO Members of the Mozart Society, now in its 20tb year, find special pleasure in the works of Wolfgang Amade Mozart. Each year features six live concerts, lectures, panel discussions and record reviews, in a pleasant social environment, enhanced by our traditional annual party. We ask for per year (tax deductible) from an individual member, or for family membership. Guests are always welcome; a voluntary contribution of $I 0 per concert is suggested. This season's opening lecture, Sept. 29, features opera connoisseur lain Scott on leading singers in Mozart operas. On October 27, 2004, Canadian soprano Kathryn Domoney with pianist Steven Philcox sings Mozart arias (followed by our annual party with famous Auslro-Hungarian desserts and Austrian wines). November 24, 2004, Mozart Collegium trio from Prague perform works by Mozart, Hummel and Haydn. In February 2005 Eva Blahova, soprano from Bratislava sings Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, and in March 2005 pianist Peter Vinograde from New York plays Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Haydn. Membership in the Mozart Society is the best bargain in Toronto. Please join us. MUSIC AT METROPOLITAN P.O. Box 1125, 31 Adelaide St. East Toronto, ON MSC 2K5 Tel: 416-201-3338 Music at Metropolitan presents a variety of concerts at Metropolitan United Church, featuring Metropolitan's choir, soloists, and guest artists. Metropolitan houses the largest pipe organ in Canada and the first tuned carillon in North America; and sacred music, especially the annual Good Friday _concert. has a long and valued history. The 2004-2005 series includes carillon and organ demonstrations during Toronto Arts Week on Sunday, September 26; Christmas with the Poculi Ludique Soci- . etas on December 10; the choir Variety Show on Saturday, February 12; Prayers for a Troubled World featuring music by Vaughan Williams and Mozart on Good Friday, March 25; and a 75th birthday celebration of Metropolitan's Casavant organ on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Carols United with organ and the Metropolitan Silver Band is Sunday, December 5, and the annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Metropolitan also has a variety of children's, youth, and handbell choirs which are open to all. MUSIC GALLERY Artistic Director: Patricia Wright S6 Queen St. East, Toronto, MSC 2Z3 416-363-0331, Ext. 26 The Music Gallery is a publicly assisted centre for new music and music-related arts such as contemporary composition; free-jazz and improvisation; experimental pop and rock; classical and devotional musics of nonwestern cultures; electro-acoustic and electronic music; mixed and experimental media; and performance arts. Our partnership with St. George-the-Martyr Anglican Church continues into its fourth year. This groundbreaking relationship, developing the Church's facilities as an important arts centre, while respecting its ecclesiastical function, was forged by our Artistic Director Jim Montgomery and Reverend Max Woolaver, incumbent at St. George. Our season consists of some of Toronto's most exciting and innovative concrts. Tickets are inexpensive, and membership includes discounted ticket prices. New programming includes the Pop Avant series showcasing avant-garde artists from the independent pop and rock communities; The Composer Now VlP. (Virtuoso Instrumental Performances) and ON TOUR series; the Italian Intensive (Italian new music since 19SO); and a Residency with the Madawaska String Quartet. Outreach programming continues with the Music Gallery lnstitute's Fresh Ears series of Sunday afternoon familyoriented concerts, and Wednesday afternoon Free Lunch Music series. Jim Montgomery, Artistic Director Clarissa De Young, General Manager Barry Prophet, Music Gallery Institute Director 197 John Street (at Stephanie), Toronto, MST 1X6 416-204-1080 Fax: 416-204-9986 MUSIC ON THE DONWAY Music on the Donway is an exciting concert series presenting performers who entertain and educate their audiences. Concerts feature classical, jazz, popular and world music, celebrating the diversity of our society, and contributing to the cultural scene of North Toronto. Concerts are in the line acoustic of Donway Covenant United Church, rehearsal location of the Elmer lseler Singers, and proceeds support the church's growing music programme, under the dfrection of Daniel Rubinoff, the series' Artistic Director. The series begins on November 6th with "North America in Picture, Poetry and Piano", a multi-media concert which combines the music of Gloria Saarinen (piano) and Daniel Rubinoff (saxophone), the poetry of Lister Sinclair (formerly of CBC Radio's "Ideas"), and the art of Ted Harrison, renowned Canadian painter. On Feb. 12th, 2005, there will be a special Valentine's Jazz Concert featuring the Daniel Rubinoff Jazz Trio. April I 6th' s concert, "Caribbean Celebration," features steel drum soloist Winston Fredericks and a supporting band. All concerts begin al 7:30 p.m. and include a reception for the artists. Subscriptions and single tickets are available. Artistic Director: Daniel Rubinoff Concert Committee Chairperson: Sigrid Angell 230 The Donway West, Don Mills, M3B 2V8 416-444-8444 Music TORONTO Music TORONTO presents its 33.d season: established, reliable - and always exciting. Join our knowledgeable and attentive audience for great chamber music and piano recitals in a good small concert hall, downtown. Hear the best siring quartets from Canada (the St. Lawrence & Borealis), the US (the Emerson), and Europe (the Arditti, Debussy, Venezia - and Britain's Schubert Ensemble) - and our beloved Tokyo Quartet. Toronto's foremost piano recital series opens with the incomparable Andras Schiff and closes with the renowned French pianism of Pascal Rage. Toronto grand masters Anton Kuerti and Arthur Ozolins, and composer/pianist Heather Schmidt, complete the series. The Gryphon Trio and the Music Toronto Chamber Society, our Ensembles-in-Residence, explore repertoire familiar and new for piano and strings. The Discovery series - tickets just - features thrilling soprano Frederique Vezina, the Aviv Quartet, and cellist Denise Djokic with pianist David Jalbert. We have innovative (&cheap) prices for younger people: students any age ; accompanying adult Y2 price (that's .50 or .50); between 18 & 35 - pay your age (that's 20-42% off). General Manager: Jennifer Taylor Suite 1110, 8 King Street East, Toronto, MSC JBS Box Office: 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 416-214-1660 Fax: 416-214-1663 N THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE The Gemini-nominated Nathaniel Dell Chorale, specializing in Afrocentric choral music, is comprised of classically trained, multi-faceted vocalists whose work stretches beyond the traditional expectations of 14 Wllllllltl MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005

a classical chamber choir. and challenges us to broaden our vision of Afrocentric choral music to include all styles and genres of music, from classical to jazz, folk, blues and popular music as appropriate to the traditions of the African Diaspora. International appearances: Polyfollia, France, 2004; National Association of Negro Musicians Conference, USA, 2004, VII World Symposium on Choral Music, Kyoto Japan, August 2005. CD recordings include: Listen to the Lambs, an historic first recording of the choral works of renowned African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dell, and An Indigo Christmas. Films: Carry Me Home: The Story & Music of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale - winner of the 2003 Canada Award (Gemini Awards); An Indigo Christmas, a live concert film to be broadcast on Vision TV . Founder/Artistic Director: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor General Manager: Alexa White-Hawley 40 Baycrest Avenue, Toronto, M6M IA! 416-340-7000 Fax: 416-340-0333 NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART New Adventures in Sound Art produces performances and installations spanning the spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto annual productions are SOUNDplay, the Deep Wireless festival, and Sound Travels. As well as performances and installations. each event includes workshops, SOUNDwalks, lectures and/or artist talks that teach a new perception of sound and offer the opportunity to educate artists and audiences both locally and abroad. SOUNDplay, each fall, showcases larger scale works or themes that include more than one media. SOUNDplay 2004 will have a particular focus on video and sound art (November 4-7. 2004). Deep Wireless is a month-long celebration of Radio Art. each May, that includes performances, a radio art compilation CD, the Radio Without Boundaries conference and getting radio art on the air! Sound Travels is a Toronto Island summer event taking the concert out of the hall and placing ii within the natural beauty of Toronto Island and St. Andrew by-the-Lake Church, with outdoor and indoor performances and the Sign Waves summer new media and sound installations. Artistic Director: Darren Copeland Managing Director: Nadene Theriault-Copeland 401 Richmond Street W. #358, .Toronto, M5V 3A8 416-910-7231; 905-454-5714 Fax: 905-454-7662,, NEW Music CONCERTS NMC's mandate is to bring the world's best contemporary musical art forms to Toronto. Internationally renowned composers come to work with local musicians, and spread the word of our excellence abroad. NMC presents the best of Canadian contemporary music in an international context, and provides extensive rehearsals, ensuring the highest quality performances, enhanced by "Illuminating Introductions" and comprehensive program notes published in advance for subscribers. NMC's 34th season features outstanding composer performers including renowned Swiss oboist Heinz Holliger (Apr I), rising German clarinetist Jiirg Widmann (May I), and Canada's own ace guitarist Tim Brady featur, ing the Bradyworks ensemble in a theatrical work based on the life of Norman Bethune Uan 22-23). Cutting-edge ensembles The Hammerhead Consort (Oct 2) and !'Ensemble contemporain de Montreal (Nov 21) perform new works from across Canada; the NMC ensemble reprises our own Greatest Hits on Feb 28. Jan 9 sees a Jong-awaited Toronto debut: the sensational Japanese Sh6 virtuoso Mayumi Miyata. Keith Hamel brings the season to a close May 27 with a concert of new Canadian chamber music involving computers. Robert Aitken, Artistic Director David Olds, General Manager 157 Carlton Street, Suite 203, Toronto, M5A 2K3 416-961-9594 NORTH 44° ENSEMBLE North 44 ° Ensemble is a 24 member auditioned vocal group dedicated·to exce)lence and eclecticism in choral music. Under the Artistic Directorship of Geoffrey Butler and Accompanist/Assistant Conductor, Jenny Crober. North 44° will present two major concerts this season. The 2004-5 season will include a Christmas Concert with brass, presented Saturday, December 11 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Etobicoke. Featured works will include Charpentier's Messe de Minuil, Pinkham's Cantata for Christmastide and Brother Heinrich's Christmas by John Rutter. Our annual 'Pub Series' event in May will feature Celtic Music. North 44° Ensemble also performs at a number of special engagements throughout the year, including the Toronto Philharmonia Lecture Series with Kerry Stratton. This workshop will feature selections from Faure and Durufle Requiems. North 44° rehearses once a week on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Toronto core. Affiliated with the Toronto Choral Society, North 44° performs regularly with the Community Choir for its major concerts. Artistic Director: Geoffrey Butler General Manager: Deborah Micucci 200 Royal Orchard Blvd, Thornhill, M4G 3B5 905 764-5140 NORTH TORONTO INSTITUTE OF Music The North Toronto Institute of Music offers instruction in most instruments, voice, theory, and theory classes by highly qualified teachers. Jazz programs are offered, including private lessons and combos, as well as jazz theory. The philosophy. of the school is to provide musical literacy to students in a caring, but challenging environment. Students may work towards the goal of a musical career, or towards self-expression and more knowledgeable attendance at the wonderful concert opportunities in the city. The Institute runs the Leaside Concert Series, in the recital hall of the Briton House Retirement Centre, 720 Mt. Pleasant Rd. just south of Eglinton. The first concert on Sept.26'h consisted of pieces by Schubert, including "The Trout Quintet", and the Kodaly Cello Sonata. The second concert takes place in November, the third in February, consisting of a duo guitar recital, with the fourth in May, consisting of a jazz program: details to be announced. Tickets are and $10. Mary Kenedi, Director 550 Eglinton Ave. East. Toronto, M4P IN9 416-488-2588 Fax: 416-488-9053 0 THE 0AKVILLE CHILDREN'S CHOIR Established in 1994 by Glenda Crawford, the Oakville Children's Choir has achieved tremendous success. Holding fast to its mission of bringing world class choral, musical and performance training lo young people in Halton, ii has become a comprehensive music education programme for 140 auditioned choristers aged from 7-17 years. The choir presents four annual community concerts, performs at workshops and community functions, and collaborates with other fine Ontario choirs and arts groups. Competitions and touring also add to the choristers' experience. The choir's high performance standard has earned it an excellent reputation within the performing arts community-locally and internationally. The Senior Choir received a third place standing in the Children's Choir class at the Choir Olympics in Bremen, Germany in July 2004. The 2004/2005 concert season includes: Place of the Bies! with members of the Oakville Symphony, December 17 & 18, 2004; Stories of Christmas, our annual Christmas carol sing, December 21. 2004; Song and Script featuring special guests from the RBC Festival of Classics, March 5, 2005; and Menagerie of Songs, May 28, 2005. Glenda Crawford, Founder/Music Director Liz Cloud!, General Manager Linda Zutis, Office Administrator 123 Maurice Drive, Suite 203, Oakville, L6K 2W6 905-337-7104 Fax: 905-337-7104 Box office: 905-337-7104 Orr CENTRE MuSIC SALON Ten years ago, we founded Off Centre to create a holistic musical and artistic experience - a chance to play and hear vocal, chamber and solo musical repertoire in an atmosphere that evokes a 19" century European Salon. This makes each of our afternoon concerts unique, full of surprises, spontaneity and the intimate familiarity of CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 Wll1l1l1t1 MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005 15

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