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Volume 13 - Issue 3 - November 2007


~ncriCONSORtJCHORUS & ORCHESTRAST. MATTHEW PASSIONby J.S. BachSOPRANOMonica WhicherTENORSLawrence Wiliford EvangelistColin Ainsworth AriasCONDUCTORYannick Nezet-SeguinToronto Children's ChorusCONTRALTOElizabeth TurnbullBASSESAlex Dobson JesusRussell Braun AriasFriday, February 15, 2008 at 7:30 pmEglinton St. George's United Church35 Lytton Boulevard, TorontoTICKETS (including beverage): per personDRESS REHEARSAL TICKETS: To reserve tickets, call 416-481-1141, ext. 250Visa and MasterCardProceeds shared by youth programmes of Eva's Phoenixand Toronto Symphony Adopt-A-PlayerFor more information on the Bach Consort, visit Bachconsort.netSunday Nov. 2 • 8pmJOHN KAMEEL FARAH + HAUSCHKA (DE)Tuesday Nov. 6 • 8pmIVA BITTOVA (CZ)Saturday Nov. 11 • 8pmROCI{ PLAZA CENTRAL + INHABITANTSNovember 23-25A JAMES TENNEY FESTIVALFriday Nov. 23 • 8pmARRAYMUSICThe Array Ensemble performsMonody, Spectrum 1, BridgeSaturday Nov. 24 • 8pmNUMUS with Eve Egoyan,Malcolm Goldstein, CaseySokol and moreperforming Koan, Three Rags, ThreePieces for Drum Quartet, To Weave (a meditation), Ergodos IIISunday Nov. 25 • 2:30pm • FreeOPEN HOUSE with EVERGREEN GAMELANperforming Road to Ubud + Tenney talks & demonstrationsSunday Dec. 9 • 7pmCOMPOSE YOURSELF! -The Participatory Fundraiserthe Music Gallery• 197 John St., Toronto ON, MST lXG416-204-1080 • www.musicgallery.orgOnce again, there are plenty ofexciting concerts of music fromaround the world this month.First off is the Terem Quartet,a group of Russian conservatorytrained musicians whose mix ofgypsy, folk, pop and classicalidioms has taken them to theBarcelona Olympic Games in1992, the GS Summit in 2006,St. James' Palace on the invitationof Prince Charles, andnext year to an appearance withthe Berlin Philharmonic. Theywill be at the Jane Mallett Theatreon November 2.November 1 marks the beginningof Holocaust EducationWorld Viewby Karen AgesDecember 5 at Glenn Gould Studio,Eliana CuevasWeek, which will include several concerts of music by Jewish composers.November 5 "Out of the Depths: A Canadian musical response tothe Holocaust" features soprano Ramona Carmelly and pianist NicoleBellamy in works by Canadian Jewish composers; November 6,Soundstreams Canada presents "An Unfinished Life", a new oratorioby Montreal composer Brian Cherney, based on the journals of DutchJewish author Etty Hillesum and Jewish composers of the Renaissance,performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir,Chamber Orchestra, and narrator Marilyn Lightstone; November 10,pianist Mona Golabek tells the story of her mother, Austrian musicalchild prodigy Lisa Jura, in "The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyondthe Kindertransport - A memoir of love and survival". November11, "Jewish Composers in the Holocaust" explores Jewishmusic in Germany and Central Europe during 1920-1945 with sopranoBelva Spiel and narrator Jerry Fink, as well as the "GhettoCantata" Di Lererin Mire, with the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir.Harbourfront Centre's Salvador Allende Arts Festival forPeace, November 9 - 11, will include La Peiia Latinoamerica, anight of popular Latin American Music. On November 10 Noche dePercusi6n showcases Arabic and North African influence in LatinAmerican music. November 11, Chilean instrumental and vocalensemble Quilapayun performs here for the first time in 30 years.Cuban music comes to the Lula Lounge November 16 and 17 byway of Klimax, Cuba's most sophisticated Timba band . November18 , Indo-Canadian vocalist and award-winning Kathak dancer BageshreeVaze releases her new CD "Tarana ", at Harbourfront's EnwaveTheatre.The 9th annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards take placeNovember 30 at the Rogers Centre. Nominees fall into 24 categoriesand include both artists and music industry professionals. TheAwards are part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival & Pow Wow,Rogers Centre, November 30 - December 2.Toronto Taiko ensemble, Nagata Shachu (formerly Kiyoshi Nagata),will premiere new works, and celebrate founder Kiyoshi Nagata's25 years as a taiko performer on December 1 at Ryerson Theatre.On December 2 at Lula Lounge the Tia Anita Project will holda family event promoting a new compilation CD for use in learningenvironments with children, with the proceeds going to the StephenLewis Foundation. The CD titled Ladybug features many localworld music specialists of a variety of genres.In closing, on December 5 at Glenn Gould Studio the highly accomplishedToronto-based Venezuelan singer/songwriter, ElianaCuevas, has a release concert for her new CD, VIDAS. I've had asneak preview and loved what I heard. How truly blessed we are tohave so much great talent in this city! See you there'Karen Ages is an oboist who has also been a member ofseveral world music ensembles. She can be reached NOVEMBERl - D ECEMBE R 7 2007Back to Ad Index

EARLY Musicby Frank NakashimaOn October 2oth the Tallis Choir of Toronto performed AlessandroStriggio's (1540-1592) magnificent forty-part motet, Ecce Beatam Lucem,and most of you missed it! This work ended an evening of musicalsplendours from the German Renaissance including music by JakobHand!, Hans Leo Hassler, and Rolandus Lassus. It was a giganticsurround-sound of 80 singers at St. Patrick's Church on Mccaul Street- a once-in-a-lifetime experience!Ah, this is more likeit, with the concert seasonin full swing! Canada'sfirst fully-staged periodproduction of Monteverdi'sThe Return of Ulysses,continues (November1 - 3), performed byOpera Atelier with TheToronto Consort in thepit while Tafelmusik toursAsia.The Toronto ConsortThe Toronto Consort then moves straight into its celebration onNovember 9-10 of the remarkable reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the goldenage of English music and literature, with music for voices and instrumentsand Karen Woolridge playing the part of Her Majesty! On December7-8 the Consort moves on to the rhythmic sensuality of 16thand 17th century Spain and Latin America for their program "Serenissimauna noche," which will include rarely heard masterpieces from BaroqueMexico and Guatemala. Website: www.torontoconsort.orgThe Windermere String Quartet will use period instruments onNovember 11 to perform Factor's Quartet in B flat, Eybler's Trio in Cop.2, and Beethoven's Quartet in F, op.59 no. l.www.windermere.braveform.comTafelmusik will dazzle audiences with works by Zelenka, Veracini,Locatelli, Schobert and Vivaldi from November 14 to 18 in their "DazzlingBaroque" program, which they describe as some of the most flamboyantmusic of the late baroque era. Website: www.tafelmusik.orgOne way to celebrate the Christmas season will be to hear Bach'sChristmas Oratorio and Magnijicat performed by Tafelmusik (November29, 30, December 1, 2), directed by lvars Taurins, with AnnMonoyios (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor), Rufus Miiller (tenor),and Tyler Duncan (baritone). Tafelmusik presents the story overtwo nights: Cantatas 1, 2, and 3 on Thursday and Saturday, and Cantatas4, 5, and 6 on Friday and Sunday, completing each program withBach's famous Magnijicat. There will be one additional performance onTuesday, November 27 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.On November 17 the Academy Concert Series presents a programof Vivaldi's trio sonatas in a celebration of the remarkable musical heritageof his birthplace, Venice. It has been said that music could befound in almost every aspect of life, and was to Vivaldi a constantsource of musical inspiration. The players are Nicolai Tarasov (baroqueoboe/recorder), Paul Meyer (baroque violin), Paul Jenkins (organ), andLaura Jones (baroque cello). website: www .academyconcertseries.comToronto's "other" baroque orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, underthe direction of conductor Kevin Mallon, present George Frideric Handel'soratorio, Israel in Egypt (November 11), with choir and soloists -Jennie Such (soprano), Jennifer Enns Modolo (alto), Nils Brown (tenor),and Sean Watson (bass). On December 9 they will be back with aChristmas program of Christmas Concerti, by Locatelli and Corelli,Alessandro Scarlatti's Cantata per la notte di natale, and excerpts fromHandel's Messiah and Bach's Magnificat. website: www.aradia.caOn November 25 the Toronto Chamber Choir, directed by DavidFallis, sings music written in honour of St. Cecilia in a program thatincludes Henry Purcell's Welcome to All the Pleasures, and also somemodem works. Website: www.torontochamberchoir.caFrank T. Nakashima ( is the president of theToronto Early Music Centre, which promotes the appreciation of historically-informedperformances of early music.N OVE M BER 1 - D ECEMBE R 7 200 7Back to Ad IndexWWW.THEWHO LENOTE.COMFine Instrument Experts, Makers and DealersTAKING PRIDE IN OUR COMMITMENT TOMUSIC THROUGH INTEGRITY, QUALITYAND TRADITION SINCE 1890FROM STUDENT LEVEL TO RARE MASTERWOR I

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