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Volume 3 Issue 3 - November 1997

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\'OHK S\:'l\IPIIONY OHCIIESTIU Music Director: Roberto de Clara Secretary: Ralph Markham fhone/Fax: 905-884-3787 The York Symphony celebrates 36 years of presenting concerts in York Region with a season featuring four Masters Series concerts (Oct. 18/19, Nov. 22/23, Feb 14/15, March 28/29), an aftemoon Family Holiday concert at the Marylake Shrine on December 14, and a season finale of Opera Highlights at the Ford Centre on May 2. Guest artists for the current season include pianist Manlio Pinto, violinist Drew Jarecka,and Pavarotti competition winner, soprano Anna Shafajinskaia. Founded as the Richmond Hill Symphony in 1961, the York Symphony is noted for new and unusual repertoire. In recent seasons: the complete ballet suite from La Strada by Nino Rota, the · National Parks Suite of Michael Horwood and works by local composers Daniel Friedman, Ron Royer and Sasha Weinstangel. . During 1997/98 this focus continues with Symphony #2 (Mysterious Mountain) by ·Alan Hovhaness and, for local flavour, Clifford Crawley's · charming The Group of Seven, a work based on paintings ii1 York Region's McMichael Canadian Collection. Canada's New Year's Day High Park Recital Series & Concentus Arts want to express their excitement and thanks for the recent grant they received from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Music Toronto announces the appointment of Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan to the newly created position of Composer Advisor. His r?le will be to enable our aud1ence to feel more comfortable with contemporary music - a "what to listen for" approach. Jeffrey will introduce each concert of the new Contemporary Classics series. Jeanne Lamon, Music Director of Tafelmusik, has been awarded the 1997. Chalmers Award for Artistic Direction. The M. Joan Chalmers National Award fot Artistic Direction honours an individual who, during the previous five yea~s, ~as inspired an orgamzatwn, audience and community, and set standards for excellence and innovation. his debut with the N.Y. Philharmonic last month at Avery Fischer Hall. The performance was not without its last minute changes: two days before, pianist Alexei Lubimov cancelled .due to a death in the family. Jean Yves Thibeaudet stepped in, delivering a brilliant performance of Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. University Settlement Music & Arts School announces its new chamber music program, directed by Peter Stoll. All instruments and levels welcome. An initial meeting for interested players is Sat. Nov 1, 12:30pm in our auditorium. Make music in a relaxing & encouraging atmosphere! For information and registration: Annette or Cindy at 598-3444. Nine Scarborough choirs came together June 7, 1996 under the direction of Amadeus Choir conductor Lydia Adams to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Scarborough. Now they've joined forces to releas.e a CD, To Rise Again, as a tnbute to Bicentennial Scarborough and its choral organizations. Thursday, January 1, 1998 2:30PM SYMPHONY CANADA'M GRZEGORZ NOWAK, Conductor A Magnificent Re-creation of VIenna's World Famous New Year's Celebration Andrea Martin, baritone Angela Kronberger, soprano from the Vienna Mozart Orchestra Dancers from Desrosiers Dance Theatre In Period Costumes Post-Concert Gala Viennese Reception with V.I.P. seats ; ~ ·. ~

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