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Volume 14 - Issue 2 - October 2008


MOZART SOCIETYThe Mozart Society is entering its 26th season. This highlysuccessful venture was established by Peter Sandor. Thepresident is now Professor John Endrenyi. Membersusually meet once every two months (Wednesdays at 7:30)at First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St.Clair Avenue West.Membership consists of about 200 people who are connectedby love of Mozart and his music. The upcoming seasonstarts October I, 2008 with Professor Franz Szabo's lectureon Mozart and his Czech friends. The second lecture onMozart's birthday anniversary in January is by ProfessorJohn Endrenyi on the opera Marriage of Figaro. The concertseason continues with Panocha quartet from Prague onNovember 5. The Zemlinsky quartet and violinist, IvanZenatywith pianist, Kalarina Zenatywill perform in 2009.Flautist, Milan Brunner with pianist, Marta Laurincovawill conclude the season at the annual party in May 2009.Memberships cost 0 for family, for individuals,and for students per year which includes all concerts,lectures and annual party fee. Parking limited on St.ClairAvenue, Avenue Road and Forest Hill; refreshmentsavailable.www.mozartsociety-toronto.com416-201-3338MUSIC AT METROPOLITANMusic at Metropolitan presents a variety of concerts atMetropolitan United Church, featuring Metropolitan'schoir, soloists, and guest artists.The 2008/09 series includes a free organ recital series,Noon at Met on Thursdays 12:15-12:45 pm, beginning onSeptember 11; our annual Hallowe'en "Phantoms of theOrgan" concert on October 31; an organ recital with Dr.Maxine Thevenot on November 21; "Side by Side bySinclair" honouring 20 years with The Rev. Dr. MalcolmSinclair on February 7 and 8; "Piano Spectacular" withArnold Tirzits on March 14; the annual Good Fridayconcert-All Creation Wept- with choir, poetry, andinstruments on April I 0; the choir Variety Show on May 9;and our annual Doors Open Toronto concerts.The Metropolitan Silver Band celebrates its 75thanniversary on May 3. Carols United with organ and theMetropolitan Silver Band is December 7, and the annualCandlelight Service of Lessons and Carols is on December21Metropolitan also has a variety of children's, youth andhand bell choirs which are open to all. Please contact us fora concert brochure.Patricia Wright, artistic director416-363-0331 x26patriciaw@metunited.orgwww.metunited.org416-922-3714 Music AT Sr. CLEMENr's SERIESmoo red a leco nee rts .cornAn exceptional concert series has been planned for 2008/09 for all lovers of fine music and live performance. TheOrganist in Recital Series begins on Tuesday, October 28,8 pm with a recital by James O'Donnell, celebrated organistand master of the choristers of Westminster Abbey.The Sundays at Three concert series features the Afrojazzgroup Soul Influence on November 16; "When IciclesHang", a Christmas concert featuring the music of JohnRutter and Ralph Vaughan Williams on December 14;"Robbie Burns in Word and Song" on January 25; I FuriosiBaroque Ensemble on March 22; and The Glenn GouldSchool Ensemble on April 19. All concerts are on Sundayat 3 pm and include refreshments and 'meet the performers'afterwards.416-483-6664www.stclements-church.orgMusic GALLERYThe Music Gallery is a centre for presenting and promotinginnovation and experimentation in all forms of music andfor encouraging cross-pollination between audiences,genres and disciplines.Toronto's centre for creative music since 1976, theMusic Gallery celebrates its season launch each fall withthe X Avant new music festival, on an intensely curatedweekend that featured the diversity of avant-garde musicsthat the MG presents, as well as themed programmingMPC MuSICsuch as this year's "Space isIn 1989 Ron Manfield wrote and produced a concert ofmusic presented at Harbourfronl in Toronto-1989-A Man,A Concert and His Music. An album was released of this34-piece orchestra and MPC Music became the arm ofpublishing and distribution.Ron Manfield started producing music fromoutstanding artists from Canada, and Norman Amadiowas the first such musician. In 1997 at the CBC's GlennGould Studio, a 3 CD set of SO-Years- the Norman AmadioTrio was produced. Ron produced guitarist BobbyEdwards-Guitarisma I and Guitarisma II Ron also hasa recording of his own, Dreams of Christmas and RonManlield- Longest Years. To listen to sound bytes pleasevisit the website.www.mpcmusic.com416-248-4952812 WholeDote MEMBER PROFILES 2008-2009the Place."Our core concert series includes the Classic Avant(contemporary classical, electroacoustic, sound art), PopAvant (leftfield pop, rock techno), Jazz Avant (jazz andimprovised music) and World Avant (music from beyondWestern Europe and North America) series. We hostworkshops with visiting artists, commission new works,challenge artists to step outside their comfort zones, takepart in Nuit Blanche activities, and collaborate with awide range of co-presenters, including AIMToronto,Arraymusic, CONTACT, Continuum, New Music Concerts,Rough Idea and Wavelength.The Music Gallery will continue its vital role as anaffordable rental venue for performances, recordings andrehearsals.Jonathan Bunce, artistic directorsDewi Minden, executive director416-204-1080jonny@m us icgallery. o rgwww.musicgallery.orgMusic ON THE DoNWAY"Music on the Donway" is an exciting concert series thatfeatures classical, jazz, and world music, in order locelebrate the diversity of our society and to contribute tothe cultural scene of North Toronto. The music is performedin the fine acoustic of the Donway Covenant United Church.Proceeds support the church's music programme, whichis under the direction of Daniel Rubinoff, the series artisticdirector.For 2008-09, we are celebrating our eighth season withthree contrasting concerts. On November 15, 2008, TheElmer Iseler Singers will perform an eclectic mix of choralmusic. On February 7, 2009 there will be a specialValentine's Latin Jazz evening, "Some Like it Hot,"featuring Cuban pianist Hilario Duran and a full Latinensemble with horns and percussion. "Let's Go to the Show"on April 25, celebrates the golden age of Broadwaymusicals, and features pianist William O'Meara and guestsingers. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are followed by areception.Donway Covenant United Church416-444-8444Music TORONTOMusic TORONTO presents the world's finest chambermusic and piano recitals at the Jane Mallet Theatre of theSt. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Join us for our 37th seasonof great music.String quartets include 2 20-year-olds----Canada's St.Lawrence, and the Miami making its Toronto debut. Wealso present the Brentano from the US, the Keller and thePrazak from Europe. Our perennial favourite Tokyo Quartetbegins a Beethoven cycle, and the Gryphon Trio joins thisseries (sometimes a quartet is a piano and 2 strings).Our piano recital series opens with the Toronto debut ofFrench sensation Alexandre Tharaud. Superstar CanadianMarc-Andre Hamelin and local contemporary music starEve Egoyan play in the fall. The new year bringsinternational master Barry Douglas and our favouriteGerman Markus Groh.The Discovery series-tickets just -featurespianist Durrett Zusko, the Cecilia Quartet, and sopranoJoni Henson.We have great prices for younger people: students anyage , accompanying adult Yi price; 18-35, payyourage(that's up to 40% off) TaylorBox office: 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754www.stlc.comMUSICIANS IN ORDINARYNamed after the singers and lutenists who performed in themost intimate quarters of the Stuart monarchs' palace, TheMusicians In Ordinary dedicate themselves to theperfor.mance of early song. Soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenistJohn Edwards have been described as 'winning performersof winning music'. Now entering their eighth season ofconcerts in Toronto, they have concertized and lecturedacross North America at institutions from the scholarly tothose for a more general public: the Universities of Albertaand Toronto, the City University of New York, LafayetteCollege, Trent, Syracuse and York Universities and the BataShoe Museum.This season MIO will be joined by guitarist Jorge Torresin a concert of music from Baroque Spain and Mexico,Christopher Verrette (violin) and Sara Anne Churchill(harpsichord) in a New Year's Day concert of Viennese music(not a waltz in sight), and tenor Darryl Edwards will helpdescribe the passions of the amorous shepherds and nymphsof Stuart England. They will also perform some (but not all)of the entertainment provided by the courtesans ofRenaissance Italy.m usinord@sym patico. eawww.musiciansinordinary.ca416-535-9956THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALEThe Nathaniel Delt Chorale is a 20-voice professional choirbased in Toronto, dedicated to performing Afrocentric musicof all genres, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz,folk and blues. Founded by artistic director BrainerdBlyden-Taylor in 1998, the chorale is renowned for itsartistic excellence and educational mandate. The vision ofthe chorale is to be a premier performer of Afrocentriccomposers, and to be a touchstone for the education ofaudiences regarding the full spectrum of Afrocentricchoral music.The Chorale celebrates its !Oth anniversary season atthe Glenn Gould Studio, co-presented by Massey Hall/RoyThomson Hall. An Indigo Christmas (December 17 and20) features gospel and classical Christmas music. Voicesof the Diaspora (February 25 and 28) showcases returningalumni in a program of favorite Dell music andcontemporary premieres. And Still We Sing (May 27 and30) will have you dancing in the aisles lo the sleelpan

sounds of Trinidadian calypso. All concerts 8:00 pm; ticketsat Roy Thomson Hall box office: 416-872-4255.Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, artistic directorMichelle Lynne Goodfellow, artistic administrator416-340-7000info@nathanieldettchorale.orgwww.nathanieldettchorale.orgNEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ARTNew Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) producesperformances and installations spanning the entirespectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art.Included in its Toronto annual productions are theSOUNDplay festival, the Deep Wireless festival and SoundTravels. As well as performances and installations, NAISAincludes SOUNDwalks, lectures and/or artist talks thatteach a new perception of sound and offer the opportunityto educate artists and audiences locally and abroad. Newto 2008 is our NAISA Youth initiative which teaches youththe craft of making art with sound.SOUNDplay, in the fall of each year, is a meeting pointfor experimentation pushing the boundaries andencouraging new fusions of image, sound and text.(September 20-0ctober 26, 2008).Deep Wireless is an annual month-long celebration ofradio art in May that includes performances, a CD and aconference.Sound Travels is a Toronto Island summer event (June- October) that takes the concert out of the hall and places itwithin the natural beauty of Toronto Island with outdoorand indoor performances, installations and SOUNDwalks.416-516-7413naisa@naisa.cawww.naisa.caNEw Music CoNCERTSNMC' s 38th season opens with a festival of three concertsin November: November I, Generation 2008, music byemerging Canadian composers performed by Montreal'srenowned ECM + under founding director VeroniqueLacroix; November 15, The Montreal Stockhausen Project,an homage to the revolutionary German composer whopassed away last year, performed by musicians whoworked closely with Stockhausen during his lifetime;November 30 sees the return of US-based Canadiancomposer Sydney Hodkinson in concert with AlbertansHope Lee and David Eagle featuring Accordes, JosephMacerollo and the New Music Concerts Ensemble with violinsoloist Fujiko Imajishi. Duo Diorama (violinist MinghuanXu and pianist Winston Choi) present a program of recentCanadian and American works on January 17. On March29, American electroacouslic pioneer Roger Reynoldscurates a program of world and Canadian premieres of hisown work and international colleagues. The season closesApril 18 with The Wit of Jiirg Wyttenbach, a stimulatingprogram juxtaposing the Swiss composer/pianist's playfulworks with rarely heard folk-song settings by Beethoven.Robert Aitken, artistic directorDavid Olds, general manager416-961-9594nmc@interlog.comwww.newmusicconcerts.comNoRTH ToRoNro INSTITUTE or MusicThe North Toronto Institute of Music offers instructionfor most instruments and voice, and provides theoryclasses by qualified teachers. New programs this yearinclude: a music theatre course, culminating in a fullystaged musical, presented in a professional-theatrevenue; also a new creative and innovative approach lolearning music in a recording studio environment.The philosophy of the school is to provide musicalliteracy to students in a caring but challenging environment.Students may work towards goals of a musicalcareer and self-expression and gain knowledge attendingconcerts throughout the city.Our new space, The Barlak Room, is now available forrental to hold small concerts or masterclasses. It isequipped with a 6' Boston grand, an upright piano, andseats 30-40.The Institute runs the Leaside Concert Series, in therecital hall of the Briton House Retirement Centre, 720 Mt.Pleasant Rd. just south of Eglinton Avenue. Severalconcerts, starling Sundays in November, will includechamber music, jazz, and solo piano. Listings will be availablein WholeNote. Tickets are and at the door.Mary Kenedi, director416-488-2588info@ntimusic.comwww.ntimusic.comNORTH YORK CONCERT BANDThe North York Concert Band is a community-based musicorganization of approximately 45 musicians from all walksof life, including students, teachers, lawyers, relirees andgeneral community members who are all enthusiasticperformers. Under the musical direction of John Liddle, theband rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings in NorthYork (Sheppard and Dufferin area). In addition to ourannual spring gala concert, the band performs a widevariety of concerts for the general public-in seniorsresidences, hospitals, children's centres and veteran'sfacilities, as well as at outdoor venues and communityfestivals, both within and without the boundaries of Toronto.NYCE performs a wide variety of music, from show tunesand marches to jazz and contemporary music; the grouphas commissioned works from several Canadian composersand arrangers, among them Eddie Graf, Gary Marlin andJohnny Cowell. The band is currently looking for clarinetand trombone players.Peter Cheatley, membershippeter.cheatley@rogers.comwww.northyorkconcertband.caTHE NORTH YORK CONCERT ORCHESTRAThe North York Concert Orchestra (NYCO) Society isdedicated to the performance of classical music in a broadrange of mediums, encouraging participation anddevelopment among our membership and appreciation andenrichment for a broad public.The NYCO Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus,under the baton of David Bowser, music director andconductor, offer an affordable four-concert subscriptionseries and an annual family concert at Grace Church onthe-Hill.In addition to our subscription performances, NYCOperforms to a broad audience through impactful outreachand community programs throughout the city. The NYCOOrchestra performs in community centers and long-termcare facilities, while the NYCO Chamber Players performan educational concert series in schools across Toronto.The inaugural year of the NYCO Music Festival, runningApril 17-20, 2009, is open to all age categories and includesa Concerto category, scholarships and solo appearanceswith the NYCO Symphony Orchestra.NYCO offers audiences of all ages exposure to classicalmusic, and musicians of all ages exciting performanceopportunities. We believe music is for everyone.Roland Wilk, president(416) 628-9195info@nyco.on.cawww.nyco.on.caNUMUS CONCERTSThe 2008-09 NUMUS season promises to stimulate, complicate,expand, enrich, and enable new understandings ofnew music, while continuing to foster a locally-groundedcontemporary Canadian music identity and community inthe Kitchener-Waterloo area. We invite you to be a part ofthat community this season.October 23 and 24: Labrinthmakers: Pierrot LunaireEnsemble Wein, in Guelph and Waterloo; November 28:Cellodramalic, Registry Theatre, Kitchener; January 15-17: PSQ and Autorickshaw, in Guelph, Waterloo andToronto.February brings the Third Annual StructuredImprovisations/Improvising Structures Festivalfeaturing: Collisions: Kevin Breit and Jesse Stewart recordrelease concert on February 5 and Mott-ley Crew: DavidMott and friends on February 6.March I: The Ives Continuum (The Ives Ensemble meetsContinuum) in Waterloo; March 12: Piano2: The Bugallo­Williams Piano Duo.At Open Ears in May: Different Drummers: Beardy Manand Hamid Drake.Jesse Stewart, artistic directorJennifer O'Connor, general manager519-896-3662info@numus.on.cawww.numus.on.ca0AKVILLE CH1LDREN 1 S CHOIRUnder the musical leadership of Sarah Morrison, musicdirector, and Janet Stachow, associate music director, theOakville Children's Choir provides world-class choral,musical and performance training to young people inHalton. The DCC is a comprehensive music educationprogram for auditioned choristers aged 7-17 years.This year, the DCC celebrates its 15th anniversaryseason with a remarkable concert series that exploresthemes relevant to children and youth of today, andWholeDote MEMBER PROTILES 2008-2009 B 13

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