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Volume 14 - Issue 2 - October 2008

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9on November 13; celebrate the virtuosity of concertmasterLance Elbeckwith a spotlight performance of the Glazunovviolin concerto, February 5, 2009; and a salute to Pucciniwith a concluding opera gala in May.The Toronto Philharmonia has an active youthoutreach program and offers a well-attended musicappreciation and chamber series foradults, "A Little NightMusic" at the North York Central Library.Kerry Stratton, music director;Linda Rogers, executive director416-499-2204office@torontophil.on.cahttp://www.torontophil.on.caTORONTO SINFONIETTAFor over 20 years Toronto Sinfonietta has challenged itsprofessional musicians and devoted audiences bypresenting classical music with innovation and creativityand performing it with a spirited edge. At its concerts, onecan hear the fusion of jazz and classical, opera excerpts(with comic twists), and oratorios. One can also witnesssilent movieswith live symphonic music and listen to someof our youngest accomplished Canadian soloists sharingthe stage.This season's highlights include "Through the roof of myheart" with original music by Canadian composer PhilipMcConnell and traditional Hebrew songs; PolishIndependence Concert with Piotr Banasik, a rising starfrom Poland, performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No.I;Gala Concert of the Third Toronto Sinfonietta Solo ConcertoCompetition in November.An artistic collaboration with Oakham House Choir ofRyerson University brings a December presentation ofHymn of Praise by Mendelssohn.Matthew Jaskiewicz, music director416-488-8057www.torontosinfonietta.comTHE TORONTO SINGING SrumoWelcome to a new season of singing I The Toronto SingingStudio offers a variety of ways to improve and developyour singing skills, with opportunities to share your talentswith others. Interested in private singing lessons? Discoverthat unique sound which is your singing voice. TTSS alsooffers several group classes: Singing Basics-for absolutebeginner adult singers; Singers' Repertoire-forexperienced singers; ABC's & Do-Re-Mi-for singers whowant to learn to read sheet music.TTSS has four choirs for amateur adult singers:VocalMosaic-no audition; Celebration Choir-no audition, forsingers ages 55 and older; Vivace Vox-by audition only;Summer Singers-no audition, meets June and July.The Toronto Singing Studio has three locations: 449Walmer Road; Bloor Street United Church; and Trinity-St.Paul's United Church. For more information, please visitour website.Linda Eyman, Directorlinda@thetoron losing ings tud io. ea416-455-9238www. thetoron tosingings tud io. eaTORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAPrepare to be amazed during the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra's 2008-2009 star-studded concert season!Canada's premiere symphonic ensemble, the TorontoSymphony Orchestra, presents its concert season in thevisually stunning and acoustically superb Roy Thomson Hall.Under the artistic leadership of music director PeterOundjian, the TSO is delighted to perform over l 00 concertsfeaturing an impressive lineup of guest artists andrepertoire.This season is highlighted by performances by LangLang, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Measha822 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2008-2009Brueggergosman, and more of today's biggest classicalstars. Season highlights include Toronto's FavouriteMessiah, a visit from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestraand the National Arts Centre Orchestra.Great deals for the younger generation, ages 15-29: signup for FREE at and get TSO ticketsfor 1 (Some restrictions apply).Peter Oundjian, music directorSir Andrew Davis, conductor laureateAndrew R. Shaw, president and CEOLoie Fallis, director of artistic administrationAdministration: 416-593-7769Box office: 416-593-4828www.tso.caTORONTO WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIRThe Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir's 50 plus memberscontinue to develop the unique sound of four-part Welshvoice harmony, performing with the passion and reverencefor music that has made Welsh choirs famous for over ahundred years.Under the direction of William Woloschuk, artisticdirector and principal conductor, and assisted byaccompanist Julie Loveless, the choir anticipates an excitingseason with many performances including Carnegie Hallin September. This year we introduce our "SignatureSeries"; "A Child's Christmas in Wales" with ChristopherThomas as Narrator joined by the Metropolitan Silver Band;and our annual St. David's Day Concert celebrating Wales,the "Land of Song". Choristers enjoyed a delightful, socialevening of singing with Bryn Terfel, the choir's HonoraryPatron, during his recent visit to Toronto.New members are welcome at any time. Membershiprequires an elementary audition with a commitment topractices and concerts. Knowledge of the Welsh languageand sight reading are not a requirement. Come with adesire to sing, enjoy the "Afterglows" and receive a warmWelsh Croeso, welcome. Practice: Wednesday, 7:30-10 pm(September to June), 33 Melrose Avenue, (Yonge/Lawrence).416-410-2254info@twmvc.comwww.twmvc.comTORONTO YOUTH WIND ORCHESTRAThe Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra debuted in 1991 underthe direction of founder and artistic director Colin Clarke.Since winning its first gold award at a division of MusicFestCanada within a year of its inception, its accomplishmentsinclude countless awards, broadcasts, recordings andfeatured guest appearces at major festivals.In its l 5th anniversary season, TYWO was honouredas the first Canadian youth band to perform at CarnegieHall in the Ensemble Spotlight Series. The Wind Orchestrawill embark on its first intercontinental tour in 2009,performing at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.Encompassing three ensembles of varying age rangesand proficiency levels, TYWO offers a unique opportunityfor the aspiring musician to develop musically, personallyand inter-personally with the guidance of professionalleadership. Students can attend clinics and workshops togain experience in rehearsing varied, challengingrepertoire. Students also perform at prestigious venueswhich encourages them to strive fora consistent high levelof performance.TYWO is a community driven youth ensemble operatingthrough the support of volunteers and patrons. TYWO'smandate is to raise awareness of wind band repertoireand promote the importance of music education and thearts.Rachael Ancheril, administrator416-321-TYWO (8996)backstage@tywo.cawww.tywo.caTOYICH INTERNATIONAL PROJECTSTIP is a non-profit organization devoted to developing theskills and professional training of Canadian classicalmusic students, performers, mature amateur musiciansand music teachers by providing them opportunities todevelop and present their talents nationally andinternationally.We are proud of our highly acclaimed internationalMonster Concerts (piano orchestras) featuring our talentedperformers, which TIP presents free to the publicexposing classical music to thousands here and abroad.TIP in collaboration with the UofT's Faculty of Musichas completed its first educational conference and summermusic institute in Rome, Italy to great success! Theconference and institute has its home in the "Eternal City"of Rome each summer and offers performance programs,master classes and lectures for musicians by Canadianand Italian teachers, including UofT credit courses foreligible students. Classes are held at Universita Popolaredi Roma and public performances will be presented nextsummer at Palazzo Englefield, Conservatorio di SantaCecilia, Hotel Atlante Star and other magnificent locations.A Monster Concert in one of Rome's superb performingvenues is also being planned.Dates for next year's program in Rome are July 18-31,2009.Boyanna Toyich, president and CEO416-922-0755boy a nna@sym pa tico. eawww.tipromeconference.comwww. toyichin ternationalprojects. eaTHE TRILLIUM BRASS QUINTETThe Trillium Brass Quintet (Brendan Cassin and ScottHarrison, trumpets; Christine Passmore, horn; Cathy Stone,trombone; and Courtney Lambert, tuba) is a versatile andprofessional chamber ensemble.Formed in 1996, TBQ has performed throughout Ontarioincluding recital appearances at the Lindsay ConcertFoundation Series, the inaugural Brass in the Grass Festival,the Kincardine Summer Music Festival and the TorontoInternational Chamber Music Festival. The quintet hascollaborated with, among others, the Exultate ChamberSingers, the Pax Christi Chorale, and the Cantores CelestesWomen's Chamber Choir. TBQ also recently performed asfeatured guests with the Sault Ste. Marie Symphony. TBQmaintains a strong commitment to education with a busyschedule of educational concerts through Prologue to thePerforming Arts.By commissioning new works as well as transcribingmusic from many styles and eras, TBQ has developed asophisticated and dynamic stage presentation.TBQ's recordings include their debut CD, Revecy, andSeasons of the Spirit(with the Pax Christi Chorale).Please visit our website for audio and video samples,and for more information about this unique ensemble.Scott Harrison416-604-4 3 65information@trilliumbrass.comwww.trilliumbrass.comTRUE NORTH BRASSTrue North Brass burst onto the scene in 1997, and hassince solidified its reputation as one of the world's finestbrass ensembles. TNB's membership includes twooutstanding corn poser/arrangers who create the ensemble'sfresh and unique programming. Proudly Canadian in focusand expression with a truly international outlook, TNBhas performed in Canada, China, and throughout NorthAmerica.Highlights from the 2007- 08 season included therelease of TNB's fourth CD, and performances at theInternational Trumpet Guild Conference and the Ottawa

International Chamber Music Festival. In 2008-09, TNBwill continue its commitment to education as artists inresidence at the University of Western Ontario, and clinicsat the OMEA Conference and Musicfest. Performances inthe upcoming season include collaborations with the ElmerIseler Singers, the Amadeus Choir, and the TorontoChildren's Chorus, and recitals in locales as diverse asBlind River and London, Ontario.True North Brass is: Richard Sandals and RaymondTizzard, trumpets; Joan Watson, horn; Alastair Kay,trombone; Scott Irvine, tuba.The members of True North Brass are YamahaPerforming Artists.866-509-0724tnb@truenorthbrass.comwww.truenorthbrass.comTRYPTYCHTrypTych, Canada's Passionate Advocate of the Vocal Artswas formed in 1999. TrypTych's mission is to presentconcerts, festivals, music theatre and opera featuring thebest of Canadian vocal talent, and to provide educationaland developmental opportunities for young and upcomingsingers. TrypTych is comprised of TrypTych Concert, Opera,and Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir (ETCC) (seeseparate profile listing).Since our inception, current artistic directors EdwardFranko and Lenard Whiting along with former artisticdirector William Shookhoff have produced a wide varietyof programs, including the Canadian premieres of Frid'sThe Diary of Anne Frank (also performed in The CzechRepublic) and Wolf's Der Corregidor.In 2008-09, our I Oth anniversary season, we areproudly presenting our Contemporary Opera Series, ourPopular Cabaret Series and our Classic Choral Series.Season highlights include the Canadian premiere ofGerman/American composer's Danny Ashkenasi'saward-winning adaptation of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart,a Kurt Weill Cabaret, One Touch of Weill; and the worldpremiere (in an educational workshop) of a new Canadianopera by Mark Richards, Hamlet.Edward Franko and Lenard Whiting, artistic directors416-763-5066 xlinfo@tryptych.orgwww. trytyc h. o rgwww.torontochambermusic.comwww.tryptychoperaworkshop.comu OFT FACULTY OF MUSICPart of Canada's top university, the University of TorontoFaculty of Music has an illustrious history as one of NorthAmerica's leading centres for the scholarly andprofessional study of music, offering a rich array of degreeand diploma programs from the undergraduate to postgraduatelevels. Many of this country's greatest musicianssuch as John Weinzweig, Lois Marshall, Elmer Iseler,Adrienne Pieczonka, Russell Braun, and the St. LawrenceString Quartet have studied or taught at the Faculty.With over 100 events featuring students, faculty anddistinguished guests, the Faculty's performance seasonembodies its commitment to an education that championsdiversity, depth and explorations. Highlights of the 2008-09 season include cellists Steven Isserlis and ShaunaRolston; baritone, Sherrill Milnes; composer, MariaSchneider; conductors, David Briskin and Miah Im; jazzgreat, Phil Nimmons; the Miro and St. Lawrence StringQuartets; the Gryphon Trio; and Nexus.Dr. Russell Hartenberger, interim deanDr. Gillian MacKay, performance coordinatorBox office: OF WESTERN ONTARIODoN WRIGHT FACULTY OF MusicThe Don Wright Faculty of Music is celebrating its 40thanniversary as one of Canada's top music programs. Ourprofessors and alumni are recognized internationally asperformers, researchers and teachers. Distinguishedalumni include singers Adrianne Pieczonka and MichaelSchade; music director, Bert Carriere; filmmaker, BarbaraWillis Sweete; vocal coach, Elaine Overholt; and composer/pianist Stephan Moccio.The Faculty is small enough to foster close workingrelationships, yet large enough to support symphony andchamber orchestras, symphonic band, wind and jazzensembles, live award-winning choirs and a fully stagedopera.About 300 performances are given each year by faculty,students, alumni and guest artists. This year's highlightsinclude three orchestra concerts featuring student soloists,a gala of opera selections, a musical, and an opera. Thepopular Friday 12:30 series will feature guests, such as thePenderecki Quartet, Laura Pudwell, Erika Raum, CanadianGuitar Quartet, True North Brass, Andrew Downing andDavid Occhipinti. A gala performance with students andalumni will be held in Toronto. Student compositions, newelectroacoustic works and masterclasses are all open to thepublic.Dr. Robert Wood, deanDr. Victoria Meredith, associate SETTLEMENTMusic & ARTS SCHOOLThe University Settlement Music and Arts School has beenproviding quality, affordable music lessons and groupclasses for over 85 years in downtown Toronto. We believethat the arts are a right, not a privilege, and we offer musicand arts programs to everyone, regardless of age,ethnicity, perceived talent, disability, or ability to pay.Individual lessons are available on a wide variety ofmusical instruments, in voice and theory. Group activitiesinclude Children's Choir, Drama for Kids, Community Choir,Chamber Music, Ear Training for Kids, Drumming Circles,Theory Classes and Dance (jazz, tap and ballet). Our facultyconsists of highly qualified professionals.Lesson fees are modest, and we offer subsidies to lowincomefamilies who qualify. Scholarships, practice facilitiesand instrument rentals are also available to our students.Regular student recitals oiler excellent performanceopportunities to our students in a family environment. Wealso present faculty concerts, special events with specialguests, and workshops.For specific information, call the office. Office hours are:Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am-7:30 pm, and Saturday 11:30 am-3:30 pm. (hours areoccasionally subject to change)Anne Yardley, director, Music and Arts SchoolMichelle Simmons, program assistant416-598-3444 x243 or x244anne.yardley@usrc.cawww.usrc.caUPPER CANADA CHORISTERSThe Upper Canada Choristers is a mixed-voice communitychoir in Toronto with a history of collaboration withinternational choirs and local children's choirs. Performingwith a wide variety of guest artists, the choir has a diverserepertoire and is committed to excellence. Foundingartistic director and conductor Laurie Evan Fraser andaccompanist Nicole Belamy provide the professionalmusical leadership for this vibrant organization.The choir performs in a number of communityvenues-hospitals, nursing homes, seniors' residences,Toronto Sinfonietta to Vesnivka ChoirClue# 11 - See Contest page 25.schools, churches-and sings at special events and otherpublic concerts. Last season, the choir gave a total of 19concerts,16 in the community.Highlights of our 2008-2009 season will be Wassail, aconcert on December 5, 2008 at St John's YorkmillsAnglican Church, featuring classical works inspired bythe season; and, on May 1, 2009, in celebration of our 15thanniversary, Peace, with Karl Jenkin's The Armed Man:a Mass for Peace accompanied by BBC video footage createdfor the debut of this work. The choir will sing the worldpremiere of a new work by Mark Sirett commissioned forthe occasion.Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor/artistic director416-256-0510www.chorister.orgVESNIVKA CHOIRFounding director Halyna Kvitka Kondracki establishedVesnivka Choir in 1965. This award-winning 40-memberwomen's ensemble has delighted audiences around theworld with its rich repertoire of Ukrainian liturgical,classical, contemporary and traditional folk music.Vesnivkabegins its concert season on October 18, 2008 withHolodomor: Memorial Concert commemorating the 75thanniversary of the famine-genocide in Ukraine, which willinclude the premiere of a new work written by Torontobasedcomposer Zenoby Lawryshyn. Included are guestartists Elmer Iseler Singers, Gryphon Trio and MusicusBortnianskii. Vesnivka and the Toronto Ukrainian MaleChamber Choir bring in the New Year with their everpopularannual Ukrainian Christmas concert on January11, 2009. On April 5, 2009, Vesnivka will present SpringConcert, a program of romantic songs in the genre ofUkrainian tangos and waltzes of the 40s and 50s, includingworks by Canadian Ukrainian composer J. Vesolowsky.Vesnivka will join Kyiv Chamber Choir, EIS and St.Wholenote MEMBER PROF1LES 2008-2009 823

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