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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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Seven professional art studios are used by talentedResident Artists to create unique work. Community coursesare offered year-round where people of all ages can exploretheir creativity under the guidance of practicing artists.The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organizationdedicated to nurturing, fostering, encouraging, promoting,and supporting the presence and development of theperforming and visual arts in Mississauga andneighbouring communities.Carol Weisman-November 2, 2006; NatalieMacMaster-December 2, 2006; The Nutcracker- Dec. 8-9, 2006; Women Fully Clothed- January 27, 2007; BalletJiirgen Canada's Romeo and Juliet- February 14, 2007;Martin Dube- March 2, 2007; Shaye-March30, 2007;JesseCook-April 13, 2007; The Amazing Kreskin- May 4, 2007.Colleen Clack, manager, performing arts4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga ON L5B 4B8905-306-6193 (Colleen),Box Office: 905-306-6000, 888-885-8888colleen.clack@livingarts.on.cawww.livingartscentre.caMarilyn Gilbert Artists ManagementMarilyn Gilbert Artists Management Inc. has for over 25years played a significant role in launching andmaintaining the careers of talented artists. The longestrunning Canadian-based management company, MGAMbooks artists with all major Canadian presenters. and isinstrumental in booking performers in prestigious venuesthe world-over.Marilyn Gilbert presents the annual Toronto SummerChamber Music Festival. Recognized as an expert in herfield, she collaborates with and advises many high-profilecolleagues in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Throughassociations in Europe, MGAM has launched on-goingEuropean careers for artists.Ms. Gilbert has lectured for the Canada Council andparticipated on juries for the Canada Council, the OntarioArts Council, and FACTOR. She has been a panelist forCIN ARS and a presenter for CAP ACOA, the Ontario ArtsCouncil and the Canada Council at industry trade shows.In addition, she has worked with other women to raiseawareness and respect for women's contributions to theinternational music industry, and has collaborated withthe Canada Council, CAPACOA, and various Universitiesin training arts administrators.416-410-8224, 888-899-2298admin@mgam.comwww.mgam.comMarkham Concert BandThe Markham Concert Band was formed in 1978, and,with over 65 members, is one of the largest communitybands in Canada. In 2005, the band was awarded goldstandard at Artslink Music Alive, the York Region musicfestival.The band performs its 4-concert series in the beautifulMarkham Theatre. This season's performances are 18.milyFun on October 22; A Seasonal Celebration on December 3;Pictures on March 5, 2007; and An Afternoon at theBandstand on May 6, 2007. All concerts are on Sundaysand begin at 3pm.The band can also be seen at many Markham and YorkRegion festivals and events, including the UnionvilleFestival and Markham Village Music R!stival. You canexpect extra special variety, contemporary pieces, marches,show tunes, light classics and, occasionally, a little jazzthekind of music that appeals to any audience. Specialguests are featured at many of the concerts.The band performs under the leadership of DougManning, who holds the degrees ofBachelor of Music andBachelor ofEducation from the University ofToronto.Derek van Dassen, contactbooktime@sympatico.cawww.mcband.on.caMarkham Theatre for PerformingArts\elcome to Markham Theatre for Performing Arts' newProfessional Entertainment Season-October 2006-April2007, featuring over 32 exciting shows highlighting music,theatre, comedy, date and family shows. This Season UPickyour entertainment experience.New- Speaker's Showcasefeaturing Michael "Pinball" Clemons and Justin 'Ifudeau.Markham Theatre is committed to presenting awardwinningprofessional entertainment, community andeducational performing arts programs, in addition to thecelebration of Canadian talent.With 22 years of success behind us, we are proud of ourachievements and look forward to many more as one ofCanada's premiere arts facilities. Our box office hours areMon- Sat llam- 6pm. Tickets can also be ordered online.\endy Woof-Severn, marketing & developmentcoordinator171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham ON L3R 8G5Admin: 905-415-7537, 866-768-8801;Box Office:;for online ticket sales: http://theatre.markham.caMassey Hall and Roy Thomson HallRoy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall's 2006/07 seasonshowcases the best in classical, jazz, blues, pop, worldmusic, dance, and comedy. The International Vocal RecitalSeries features soprano Deborah Voigt, baritone GeraldFinley, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, and contralto EwaPodlea: The Virtuoso Performances Series returns withpianist Lang Lang; the London Philharmonic Orchestrawith Kurt Masur conducting and Sarah Chang on violin;and Les Violons du Roy.Wirld music and dance highlights include Gilberto Gil,Paco de Lucia, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and thegodfather of Indian music, Ravi Shankar with daughterand sitar virtuoso, Anoushka Shankar.Jazz and blues highlights include Jazz at Lincoln CenterOrchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, RoyHargrove Quintet with The Bad Plus, Los Lobos, and TheToronto Blues Society's 20th Annual Wimen's Blues Revue.Annual traditions continue with the RBC Seniors' Jubilee,the Massed Military Band Spectacular, and New Year'sstaples Salute To Vienna and Massey Hall's New Year'sEve Comedy Extravaganza. The holidays are celebratedwith Holly Cole, Canadian Brass, Tafelrnusik's Sing-AlongMessiah, and the Toronto Children's Chorus.Tara Joyce, marketing & new media associate60 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON M5J 2H5416-593-4822, www.masseyhall.comMilton ChoristersThe Milton Choristers, under the direction of Sonja van deHoef, are known for their commitment to choral excellencewhile working in a fun, fast-paced environment. The groupis a vital component of the Milton community and Haltonregion. They perform three concerts annually and participateregularly in community events. Repertoire spans fromClassical to Contemporary and Sacred to Secular.Their 38th season begins with "Carols and Culture"featuring carols from around the world and will take placeon Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 3pm at KnoxPresbyterian Church, 170 Main St. E., Milton. TheChoristers will be /'oined by Roseanne Warren, flutist andthe Adoramus Chi dren's Choir.On Saturday June 10, 2007 at 8pm the Choristers willpresent Vivaldi's Gloria and MagniflcalcollaboratingwithArcady and their director Ronald Beckett.The Milton Choristers welcome new members who arecommitted to choral excellence and have a fun- loving spiritto join them for an exciting season! Rehearsals are on812 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007Tuesday evenings from 7 :30- 9:45pm at Knox PresbyterianChurch, 170 Main Street East, Milton.905-878-1632inquiries@miltonchoristers.comwww.miltonchoristers.comMississauga Children's ChoirCelebrating over 25years of choral excellence,the MississaugaChildren's Choiris a treble-voiced choirof120 children aged 6-17. Thechoirincludesthree graded ensembles-Training,Intermediate, and .......Concert.Under the leadership of Music Director Thomas Bell, theMississauga Children's Choir is dedicated to providingyoung singers with exceptional musical experiences throughexcellence in performance, music education, recording,touring, and service to the community. Auditions are heldMarch- June by appointment. Details are on our website.Principal performances take place at Mississauga'sLiving Arts Centre on Saturday December 9, 2006 andSaturday June 2, 2007. Performances with the MississaugaSymphony and Choral Society augment a busy and excitingseason which concludes with participation in Coastal SoundInternational Choral Rstival in Vancouver, BC.Kathy Brisley. choir manager;Thomas Bell, music director;P.U Box 41047, 4141 Dixie Rd., Mississauga ON L4W 5C9905-624-9704info@mississaugachildrenschoir.comwww.mississaugachildrenschoir.comMississauga Choral SocietyThe Mississauga Choral Society is an 80 + voice, semiprofessionalchoir that brings to the stage major choralrepertoire of the 16th to 21st centuries, commissioning andperformin~ new Canadian choral works and hosting someof Canada s outstanding guest soloists, instrumentalistsand choral ensembles.The 2006/07 Season begins December 10 with a rareperformance of Hodieby V.mghan Williams, and Bach'sMagnificat. fur its Spring Concert on May 6, MCS willshowcase the Mississauga Children's Chorus. The Children'sChorus will perform music by Canadians Paul Halley, MarkSirrett and Stephen Hatfield. Highlighting the combined choirssegment will be a commissioned work by Canadian composerJohn Beckwith, honouring his 80th birthday.MCS performs additional concerts this season with theOakville Symphony, Toronto Symphony and Opera Ontario.Mississauga Choral Society is currently expanding itsmembership and is accepting singers in all sections(especially soprano) as well as some section leads.Auditions are held early in September and throughout theseason. To book an audition, visit our website.Chrys A. Bentley, artistic director/conductorBox 59505, Credit Landing Postal Outlet, 228 LakeshoreRd. W., Mississauga ON L5H 4LlBox Office: 905-306-6000, Auditions:;~;;~~~::~1:~:~:i .'"' 7 ~ . ;~offers chamber music gems from CJ ;:,,;r1fBaroque to present day.Founder/artistic director, cellist and · · •• ·Governor General's Meritorious ~" ·~}~ _Service Award-winner Kristine Bogyo assemblesinternational celebrities and outstanding new talent in sixconcerts from September-April at Willowdale UnitedChurch and Wllter Hall, U of T. Mooredale Concertsl

encourages young audiences and musicians through itsMusic and Truffles series and the Mooredale YouthOrchestras.The Mooredale Concerto Players, 13 dazzling string playersplus continuo, open their 18th season September 30- 0ctober 1with baroque concerti, and violinist Etsuko Kimuraperforms Mendelssohn's rarely-heard D minor Concerto.Upcoming highlights include Schubert's Trout Quintet(October 28- 29); Mozart's monumental String Quintet inC minor (November 25- 26); Brahms' beautiful StringQuintet in F Major (guest violinist Catherine French;February 24- 25); and Beethoven's glorious Archduke 'frio(Erika Raum, violin, Kristine Bogyo, cello, Winston Choi,piano, March 24- 25. Schoenberg's Transfigured Niglit,April 15, with violinist Olivier Thouin, features MikePetersen reading the original poem and commentary. ( 5 S/S) for all six concerts; ( S/S) for five.Kristine Bogyo, artistic director148 Crescent Rd., Toronto ON M4W 1V2416-922-3714mooredaleconcerts@sympatico.cawww.mooredaleconcerts.comMozart Society of TorontoMembers of the Mozart Society, now in its 22nd year, findspecial pleasure in the works of Wolfgang Amade Mozart.Each year features six live concerts, lectures and paneldiscussions, in a pleasant social environment.~ask per year from individual members, 0 forfamily memberships, and for student memberships.Guests are always welcome, being the suggestedcontribution.This season's opening event. on October 4, is still part ofour Mozart anniversary celebration. It features a DVDpresentation of Tiie Abduction from tiie Seraglio, which isnot often performed but nevertheless ranks with the best ofMozart. On October 25, the world-renowned Panocha Quartetwill play forus, and on November 29, the cellistJiri Hanousek.Our plans for 2007 include an evening with the sopranoMirela Tafaj, and appearances by the Aviv Quartet andthe violin-piano duo of Ivan and Katarina Zenaty.Membership in the Mozart Society is the best bargain inToronto. Why not join the fun? Visit our website, call us ordrop a note!PO Box 1125, 31 Adelaide St. East, Toronto ON M5C 2K5416-201-3338www.mozartsodety-toronto.comMusic and TrufflesMooredale Concerts'spectacularlysuccessful Music andTruffles series giveschildren an interactivetaste of classicalmusic .. . andchocolate! Introducedby Artistic DirectorKristine Bogyo in 2003/04, these innovative, interactiveprograms start children four and up on a lifelong journeyof love for classical music.The fourth season begins Sunday October 1 with What isa Concerto?, featuring the Mooredale Concerto Players.Remaining concerts: Schubert: How can we catchSchubert's "Trout"? (October 29); Mozart: Ah- the loveand warmth of Mozart's music! (String Quintet in C minor,November 26); Bahar the Elephant, with pianist AndrewRange II narrating and illustrating the story, and playingthe specially written music by Poulenc (February 25); andBeethoven: Beethoven's best friend the Archduke, and themusical present he got! (Archduke Trio, March 25).Mike Petersen animates the audience as the colourfullycostumedMC, Papageno. To sweeten the experience further,children leave with a chocolate truffle. All five performancestake place Sundays, 1-2pm at Walter Hall, U ofT. Ticketsare per concert or for a subscription to all five.Kristine Bogyo, artistic director148 Crescent Rd., Toronto ON M4W IV2416-922-3714mooredaleconcerts@sympatico.cawww.mooredaleconcerts.comMusic at AscensionMusic at Ascension is the inaugural music season of Churchof the Ascension (Don Mills), featuring a diverse series ofconcerts and workshops to be held throughout the yeatEach event is unique, and will feature several prominentCanadian musicians in performance and in discussionregarding different aspects of music.The six concerts present a variety of organ, choral, andjazz repertoire, while each of the four workshops focuseson a particular musical topic that the clinician of the dayspecializes in. Discounted package deals are available ifordered in advance. For complete information, please callor e-mail for a brochure, or visit the website.Church of the Ascension has a chancel choir-open toall- that serves weekly by leading in congregation songand presenting an anthem or motet. Free admission toany workshop in the Music at Ascension series is availableto all choir members. Church of the Ascension celebratedits 50th anniversary in 2005.Aaron 'Im, organist/choir director33 Overland Drive, Toronto ON M3C 2C3416-444-8881 (church office) at MetropolitanMusic at Metropolitan presents a variety of concerts atMetropolitan United Church, featuring Metropolitan's choir,soloists, and guest artists.The 2006/07 series includes a new free organ recitalseries Noon at Met on Thursdays 12:15- 12:45pm; aHallowe'en Phantoms of the Organ concert on October 27;a three-night run of Godspell October 19-21; the choirVariety Show on February 10; the annual Good Fridayconcert with choir and orchestra on April 6; and the choirand Metropolitan Silver Band celebrate Toronto DoorsOpen with a concert on Sunday May 27.Carols United with organ and the Metropolitan SilverBand is Sunday December 10, and the annual CandlelightService of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday December 17at7pm.Metropolitan also has a variety of children's, youth andhandbell choirs, open to all.Patricia W-ight, artistic director56 Queen St. East, Toronto ON M5C 2Z3416-363-0331 x26patridaw@metunited.orgwwwmetunited.orgMusic GalleryMission statement: The Music Gallery is a centre forpresenting and promoting innovation and experimentationin all forms of music, and for encouraging cross-pollinationbetween audiences, genres and disciplines.The Music Gallery begins its sixth season at St. Georgethe Martyr Church with a renewed artistic vision. Theseason launches Sept. 21- 24 with the X Avant new musicfestival, an intensely curated weekend celebrating thediversity of avant-garde musics that the MG presents.Our core concert series includes the Classic Avant series(contemporarx classical, electroacoustic, sound art, etc),Jazz Avant ijazz and improvised music), Pop AvantQeftfield pop, rock, techno, etc), World Avant (music frombeyond Western Europe and North America) and InterAvant (interdisciplinary presentations). ~ will also behosting workshops with visiting artists, the Progress seriesfor emerging artists, taking part in N uit Blanche activities,and collaborating with a wide range of co-presenters,including AIMToronto, Ar raymusic, CONTACT,Wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 813Continuum, and New Music Concerts.The Music Gallery will continue its vital role as anaffordable rental venue for performances, recordings andrehearsals.Jonathan Oonny) Bunce, John Gzowski, co-artisticdirectors; Dewi Minden, executive director416-204-1080staff@musicgallery.orgwww.musicgallery.orgMusic TorontoMusic Toronto at the Jane Mallet Theatre of the St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts- " an embarrassment of riches," saysThe Toronto Star (August 31, 2006). Don't miss our 35thseason.String quartets include Canada's Lafayette, theEmerson, Vermeer and Fine Arts from the US, and theVogler from Germany. Our perennial favourite Toeyo Quartetpresents two evenings of Schumann's chamber music. InApril, David Owen Norris and Monica Huggett collaborateon a special baroque programme.Toronto's foremost piano recital series opens withinternational sensation Simon Trpceski. Toronto duoAnagnoson and Kinton celebrate their 30th season.Roberto Prosseda introduces us to unpublishedMendelssohn. Stephen Hough brings a delightful danceprogramme and Steven Osborne makes his Toronto debut.The St. Lawrence Quartet, with guest artists, joins theGryphon Trio as our Ensembles-in-Residence.The Discovery series- tickets just - featuresbaritone Peter Barrett, the new Cecilia Quartet and pianistDavid Jalbert. ~ have great prices for younger people:students any age , accompanying adult V2 price; 18-to- 35, pay your age (that's up to 60% ofl).Jennifer Tuyloi; general managerSte. #1110, 8 King St. East, Toronto ON M5C 185416-214-1660,Box Office: 416-366-7723;, (box office)MusicaNoirRmnded in 1999, MusicaNoir (formerly Ensemble Noir)strives to promote cultural and artistic diversity incontemporary classical music. Our artistic visionencompasses new music from a broad range of cultureswith an emphasis on composers from Africa and itsDiaspora.MusicaN oir explores the landscape where the cultures ofthe world merge with contemporary music and film. The2006/07 season sees the organization embark on severalmultimedia projects that blend live music with film andmultidisciplinary work.The highlight of this is a new work, Tiie Passion of WinnieMandela in collaboration with filmmaker WarrenWillensey. MusicaNoir is touring internationally withOrange Clouds, a project created with filmmakers JohnGreyson and Geoff Pugen.Bongani Ndodana-Breen, artistic director; RobertGallagher, board presidentP.11Box72512, 5-345 Bloor St. E. Toronto ON M4W 3S9416-923-9400pr@ensemblenoir.orgwww.ensemblenokorgNew Adventures in Sound ArtNew Adventures in Sound Art produces performances andinstallations spanning the spectrum of electroacoustic andexperimental sound art. Included in its Toronto annualproductions are the SOUNDplay festival, the Deep Wirelessfestival, and Sound Travels. As well as performances andinstallations, each event includes workshops, SOUNDwalks,lectures and/or artist talks that teach a new perception ofsound and offer the opportunity to educate artists and

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