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Volume 16 Issue 4 - December 2010

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OSCAR ALBUMS WORTH

OSCAR ALBUMS WORTH SEEKING The Oscar Peterson Trio at the StratfordShakespearean Festival 1956 (Verve) Night Train 1962 (Verve) Canadiana Suite 1964 (Limelight) Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris 1975 (Pablo) Live at the Blue Note 1989 (Telarc)Beat by Beat / Early MusicRecreating theOccasionSIMONE DESILETSRinterview from 2002 between Eric Friesen and gambist, cellistOne way to do it, she said, is torecreate an occasion: “to be inday – the marriage of this princessto that prince or something likethat, and then you try to reproduceHer comment led me toobserve that more than one grouphave thought to celebrate thiscreatingan occasion, bringing theaudience as close as possible to anartistic directors of three of thesePeggy Sampson.groups to tell me a bit about the genesis and development of this idea concert per season to a reconstruction of the musical content of an-allow us to hear the classic repertoire in the musical sequence whichVenetian composers assembled a mass with seemingly independentst michael’s choir schoolFRI DEC 10, 2010 7:30PM | SAT DEC 11, 2010 2:00PMMASSEY HALL TORONTOCelebrate one of the great traditions of Christmas with Toronto’sfavourite boys’ choir at Massey Hall. St. Michael’s Choir Schooloffers a feast of well-loved sacred and secular carols, includingVaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Ding Dong!Merrily on High. Capture the beauty of the season, enjoy holidayclassics and sing along with traditional seasonal favourites.Jerzy Cichocki, Caron Daley, Teri DunnWilliam O’MearaStephen Hegedus, Schola Cantorum Strings – (416) 872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com12 thewholenote.comDecember 1, 2010 - February 7, 2011

--Mass for Twelve Voices, interwovenwith more glorious sacredKevin Mallon. Ensemble and its artistic directorKevin Mallon take their audiencerecreating the premiere ofis enthusiastic about this presentationand the reasons for it: “As early music performers, we try torecreate the instruments so they sound as the people of the time andthe composer would have heard; we try to get as close as possible to-Performance with their Presence would be pleased to come without bit about the research involved – everything from determining thevelopedby the massive chords of singers, violins, cornetti, sackbuts,theorbos and keyboards as they resound from the balconies and allSome upcoming concerts- December 4:fulChristmas Oratorio December 18: January 15:- January 28 in Kingston:Simone Desilets is a long-time contributor to The WholeNote inseveral capacities, who plays the viola da gamba. She can becontacted at earlymusic@thewholenote.com.NEW OPERAWelcome to Tapestry, the home to new opera.On Sale NowTHE TAPESTRY SONGBOOKConcert Jan 22, 2011 8PMPerformed by members of the Tapestry NewWork Studio Company and emerging artists fromTapestry’s New Opera 101 Master Class/Workshop,the concert will feature a selection of memorablearias from Tapestry’s new opera library.Works in DevelopmentTHE ENSLAVEMENT ANDLIBERATION OF OKSANA G.BY COLLEEN MURPHY & AARON GERVAISWorkshop Performance Winter 2011Become part of a growing audience for this highlyanticipated landmark production, a sprawling newmultilingual work exposing the heartbreaking worldof the sex trade.OPERA TO GO 2012Workshop Performance Spring 2011Be the first to see the newest short operas in thisregular Tapestry production which has inspiredsimilar programmes around the world.SHELTERBY JULIE SALVERSON & JULIET PALMERWorkshop Production May 2011The story of a nuclear family, adrift on the “Highwayof the Atom”. Catch the final development presentationof Shelter, an intimate preview production withthe full ensemble and orchestra in advance of its2012 world premiere.You can find us onSTUDIO PASSPRO-RATEDPRICESTUDENTS &ARTS WORKERSCall 416.537.6066 x222 or goto tapestrynewopera.comWe’ll do the booking for you!A Tapestry representative will be intouch well in advance of each eventto provide the performance scheduleand confirm your selection.WAYNE STRONGMANMANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTORAll events in theERNEST BALMER STUDIO,DISTILLERY HISTORICDISTRICT, TORONTOPHOTOGRAPHY BY Brian Mosoff www.brianmosoff.comSINGLE TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS: REGULAR PRICE STUDENTS & ARTS WORKERSDecember 1, 2010 - February 7, 2011 thewholenote.com 13

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