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Volume 2 Issue 10 - July/August 1997

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22~~~==================---------------- - July/august '97 wholenote James Sommerville, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, James Watson, Joeseph Macerollo and Gary Kulesha. Once again HSSB will participate in the Made In Canada Festival of Canadian Music. And the 1997/98 season will see a continuation of our ongoing commitment to the commissioning of new Canadian repertoire with premiers of works by Gary Kulesha, the young Canadian composer Peter Koene, and the revival of a work by John Weinzweig. MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY Tel: (905) 278-7059 Fax: (905) 844-1415 Artistic Director: Chrys A. Bentley Mailing Address: Box 74530, lorne Park Outlet, 1150 lorne Park Road, Mississauga, l5H 3A5 The Mississauga Choral Society is proud to take its place as one of the resident groups in the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, starting with the opening gala in November. This classical choral ensemble of 70 voices has a core of professional singers and a professional chamber orchestra. Artistic Director, Chrys Bentley, named 1997 Musician of the Year in Mississauga, will conduct the MCS season beginning with Handel's Messiah on December 7. On February 15, Mozart's Requiem will be paired with Derek Holman's Magnificat, a work newly commissioned for MCS, to celebrate the opening of the Living Arts Centre. The season finishes with Brahms' Requiem in April. As well as the three concert-season, on December 3, MCS will perform as guests in the Mississauga Philharmonic Masterworks series, featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Brahms' Schicksalslied. Season tickets are for adults, and for seniors and students. For tickets, call the LAC box office at 905-306-6000. For information or to audition, please call 905-278-7059. MOOREDALE CONCERTS CLASSICAL CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE Artistic Director: Kristine Bogyo Admin: Nora Mular-Richards Address: 98 McRae Drive, Toronto M4G 1S5 Tel: 416-421-4184 Fax: 416-467-8688 Since its inception in 1986 Mooredale Concerts has become one of the most exciting and successful enterprises in Toronto. Designed for the whole family, great classical music performances feature top professionals as well as brilliant young artists. A total of 17 concerts will be presented (11 different programs) in 1997-98 at Walter Hall, Willowdale United Church and at Rosedale Heights School. Within one series, enjoy instrumental soloists, chamber music, full symphony orchestra, vocal soloists and choral works. Mooredale brings to audiences wellknown and neglected works. Each concert is full of variety. A typical concert could include a short violin piece by a Canadian composer, a string trio by Boccherini and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. And each event includes human stories about the composers in between pieces, enhancing audience appreciation. Mooredale Concerts keeps ticket prices very low. You can hear a concert for (in subscription), and has a terrific loyal following in a friendly and informal atmosphere. For a free brochure call 922-3714. MUSIC AT METROPOLITAN Tel: (416) 363-0331 Fax: (416) 363-7586 Director of Music: Patricia Philips Wright Mailing Address: 56 Queen Street East, Toronto, M5C 2Z3 Music at Metropolitan's 1997-98 season includes free Sunday Chancel Concerts October 5, February 1 and April 26 at 7:30pm; and Organ Futures, free organ recitals on Wednesdays l.n October and May, preceded, in May only, by a fifteen minute carillon recital. Prepare ye the way!, our November 30 concert, features Handel's Messiah Part 1 and Bach's Cantata No. 147. Valentine Variety III features the Metropolitan Choir and friends at the Arts and Letters Club, Saturday February 14. The Annual Good Friday Concert, April 10, features cantatas by Bach and Buxtehude and Faure's Requiem. The Metropolitan Festival of Arts II (Friday June 5- Saturday June 6) features visual arts, Yale Univer-sity's Thomas Murray. The Annual Service of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday December 14, and Carols United, a carol sing with the Metropolitan Silver Band and organ, is on Sunday, December 21 at 7pm. For more information, please call Metropolitan Unite

as a trio of flute (Vicki Blechta), cello (Grigory Goldberg) and piano (Cecilia lgnatieff). Since then, the group has expanded to include oboist Senia Trabashnik and other 'friends' including mezzo soprano and viola. This unusual blend allows Musica Viva to offer out-of-the-ordinary repertoire from baroque to the present. The ensemble has ;;~ppeared throughout Ontario, has been on international French television, and has been broadcast live (from Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Toronto). In November 1995, the group released. their disc Entre No us, a collection of works written this century, referred to by one CBC announcer as just plain beautiful 20th century music. Their next disc, scheduled for 1998, will feature a recently commissioned Suite of Dances, written for Musica Viva by well known Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko. Their 1997 tour of European centres includes London, the Hague, Brussels and Edinburgh. OFF CENTRE MUSIC SERIES Tel: (416) 466-1870 Fax: (416) 466-0610 Artistic Directors: lnna Perkis and Boris Zarankin Mailing Address: 968 Logan Avenue, Toronto, M4K 3E5 Join us on Sunday afternoons for enchanting romantic concerts, a unique blend of music, pastries and poetry, at affordable prices. The 1997/98 season presents world class artists: Benjamin Butterfield, Anita Krause, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Carol Wincenc, Mazurkievitch Violon Duo, Kristine Bogyo, Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin. The programming will take you on a journey through the salons of Poland, Russia, France, and for the yearly Schubertiad, Austria; special afternoons will feature the Flute Magique, and Duos in Life and Music. Rarely performed Russian piano miniatures, Chopin Piano Trio, ·and Weber's Flute Trio are but a few of the 19th century captivating masterpieces. Canadian actors, Patricia Hamilton of the Angels in America, Ben Carlson of Shaw Festival, and others will return with poetry reading. Expect the Unexpected from our Mystery guests. Subscribe now and you will be eligible to win a free subscription or a Boris Zarankin CD. Call (416) 466-1870. OPERA DIVISION, FACULTY OF MUSIC, U. OFT. Tel: (416) 978-3746 Box Office: (416) 978-3744 Fax: (416) 978-5771 Musical Director: Stephen Ralls Administrator: Tina Orton Mailing Address: 80 Queen's Park, Toronto, M5S 1 A 1 The Opera School continues to present the finest of Canada's young singers, the stars of tomorrow, in a variety of events, all taking place in Toronto's best little opera house, the MacMillan Theatre. The upcoming season includes two major productions; early masterpieces by two of the greatest opera composers: Mozart's La finta giardiniera (Nov. 21, 22 & 23, 1997) is conducted by Mario Bernardi and directed by Marilyn Gronsdal Powell; Stephen Ralls will conduct, and Michael Patrick Albano direct, Britten's Paul Bunyan (March 13,14, 20 & 21, 1998). Other events include Opera Teas (October 22 & January 18) and a programme of operetta and musical comedy (May 1 & 2). Information about other workshop presentations and maste:tclasses can be obtained by calling 978-3746. ORGAN ALTERNATIVES Address: 65 Church Street Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E9 Tel: (416) 364-8849 Fax: (416) 360-5206 http://capitalnet,com/forrest/oa.html Artistic Director: Christopher Dawes, Toro~to: < > Publications Assistant: Andrew Forrest, Ottawa: Founded in 1992 by Toronto performer, writer and broadcaster Christopher Dawes, Organ Alternatives is a production/communications company dedicated to the future of the organ as a performing instrument, and a venue for new artistic creation. OA publishes a quarterly newsletter featuring interviews, articles, recording and concert reviews, and listings of concerts and broadcasts happening throughout Southern Ontario, and in New York and Quebec 23 border communities (annual subscription: $10). The company·also creates and presents innovative performance and touring programmes celebrating the King of Instruments, and using it in combination with drama, dance, film, storytelling, poetry and other art forms. OA also operates TELETIX, a 24-hour ·information/ticket service for small, classical concert presenters which dispenses their recorded and faxed concert information on demand, and accepts VISA and MasterCard ticket reservations for their events. Organ Alternatives ..... not the same old bag of wind. PATRIA MUSIC{THEATRE PROJECTS Tel: (416) 530-0775/1-888-246-6109 Fax.: (905) 625-0422 Mailing Address: 3296 Cindy Crescent, Mississauga, Ont L4Y 3J6 http://www Patria Music/Theatre Projects has an ambitious mandate! It promotes and produces new works of music/theatre by Canadian composers and playwrights, both nationally and abroad. It also develops the talent of young perfoming artists, encouraging their work in Canadian music/ theatre. Two productions intrinsic to Patria's vision are almost upon us. And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon (August 15th to 23rd) features 60 participants performing the epilogue to R. Murray Schafer's Patria Cycle in the Algonquin wilderness. West German Radio, Cologne and CBC will simultaneously broadcast selections from this event. Schafer's The Princess of the Stars(September 12th to 14th) is a spectacular dawn concert/drama staged on Wildcat Lake. Singers, actors, dancers an

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