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Volume 23 Issue 5 - February 2018

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The Vancouver Symphony’s Orchestral Institute in beautiful Whistler resort! JUNE 24–JULY 3, 2018 WHISTLER, BC CANADA Auditions due: March 11: 2018 Whistler Institute Orchestra: STRAVINSKY Petrouchka RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks • learn alongside GRAMMY ® & JUNO ® Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra • perform in the Whistler Institute Orchestra • chamber music program • masterclasses • concerto competition • UBC Chamber Music Festival Tours ●●Feb 4 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Feb 11, 18, Mar 4. Workshops ●●Feb 4 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Colin Savage. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. . ●●Feb 16, 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-480-1853. Refreshments included. Guests: . ●●Feb 18 2:00-4:30 CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists. Brahms: Schicksalslied and Nänie. Cheryll Chung, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 905-877-0671. ; (members). E. The ETCeteras ●●Feb 21 7:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. A Choral Encounter with Ēriks Ešenvalds. A seminar and singers’ workshop for choirs, conductors and fans of choral music. St John’s Latvian Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Ave. Presented in partnership with St. John’s Vocal Ensemble. Tickets: 416- 530-4428. ; (st). Includes scores. ●●Feb 24 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Join other enthusiastic singers for a fun choral workshop. Sing through Beethoven’s Mass in C Major under the direction of TMC Associate Conductor Jennifer Min-Young Lee. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. (1 block north of Yonge and St. Clair). Register at the door. , includes refreshments. ●●Feb 26 7:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. A Choral Encounter with Ēriks Ešenvalds. A seminar and singers’ workshop for choirs, conductors and fans of choral music. St John’s Latvian Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Ave. Presented in partnership with Mark Vuorinen, Conrad Grebel University Choirs and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. Tickets: www. 416-530-4428. ; (st). Includes scores. ●●Mar 4 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by viol player Justin Haynes. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779- 5750. . IN ASSOCIATION WITH: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: In partnership with THE RESORT MUNICIPALITY OF WHISTLER YIP’S MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPETITION Celebrating Today’s Talent Nurturing Tomorrow’s Stars ,000 in trophies and prizes! Piano Violin Voice Musical Theatre Erhu Guzheng Traditional Chinese Music Ensemble Chamber Music Crystal Award Competition 2018 Competition Dates (Saturdays & Sundays): Apr 21/22, 28/29, May 5/6 Application Deadline: Tues, Feb 20, 2018 (905) 948-YIPS (9477) x2211 SUMMER DAY CAMP, JULY 23 – 27 The Toronto School for Strings and Piano violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano | orchestra & chamber music | Orff | musical theatre | art ENRICHED, CREATIVE, FUN FOR CAMPERS AGES 4 -12, Yonge and St. Clair area Teenagers: volunteer to earn community service hours! • • 416-968-0303 TBSI Sponsor JUNE 10–23, 2018 At the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto An intensive 14-day residency in instrumental and vocal period performance for advance students and professional musicians. Application deadline: MARCH 1, 2018 Apply today 60 | February 1 - March 7, 2018

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