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Volume 3 Issue 3 - November 1997

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NEW MUSICAL

NEW MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS (1) Well-known violist Anthony Rapoport has started a new venture, the Caledon Chamber Music Festival. On November 9 soprano, Meredith Hall, fresh from the role of Euridice in Opera ' Atelier's Orfeo, will perform with guitarist, Bernard Farley. The concert takes place at the beautiful new SGI Caledon Centre. (Directions: Hwy 401 to Hwy 10. N. on Hwy 10 to Hwy 24. W. on Hwy 24 to· Peel Road 25. N. on 25 to Orpen Lake Road (just past Alton). L. on Orpen Lake Rd. and look for the sign.) (2) Orion House Artists Management, a new Canadian agency, has announced a series of concerts to show off their roster. The series kicks off with "Opera for Romantics" at Walter ' Hall, Nov 17 with Susan Porter, Maria Soulis, Monica Walsh and Lenard Whiting tracing "The Anatomy of a Love Affair" in a concert of "some of opera's most loving moments". The first of their four 'concerts listed in this issue is a case in point--November 6, the Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet. Composed of the concert master and string section leaders of the Berlin Philharmonic, critics have used words like " absolute perfection in ensemble playing" and "intense serenity of spirit" to describe their playing. And despite the termination of OAC support in the "new Ontario" Music Toronto remains committed to the development of artists and of audiences: continuing to sponsor master classes with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet soloist. Two also teach at the University of Southern California and two are also composers. Grange, creation of recorder player, Alison Melville. She comes up with a never ending succession of variations on the theme of Baroque music, using mostly local players. This month, however, brings to ·the stage a musician new to Toronto audiences, harpsichordist, Luisa Morale's, who will be performing music of the Spanish court at the time . when Spain was a colonial power. This concert is at 3pm November 23. WORLD MUSIC The Americas were an 'OUT OF THE inconvenience for early visiting artists - one of which ORDINARY Europeans seeking the Orient. will be given by the Berlin . Mark Pinkus, pianist, Now we are a fine meeting · Philharmonic Quartet on composer, recording artist and place, and it shows in our November 7; continuing Toronto resident will be at musical wealth. ~ith its Young Artist concerts. Trinity-St. Paul's November Carnatic music for violin showcasing emerging 8. Better known for three and Mridangam kicks things Canadian talent; maintaining 'cos than live performance, off this month -- November 2, its quartet in residence, the this is a rare opportunity. 3pm at the'Royal Ontario St. Lawrence String Quartet, And watch for Celtic Museum (This is the first of a and now creating a new Harpist Sharlene Wallace, series of "cushion concerts" position, "composer advisor", winner of the 1995 Lever associated with the Arts of to introduce audiences to Harp Competition at the Lyon South Asia exhibition at the contemporary compositions. & Healy Harpfest. She has ROM.) Next, virtuoso Bengali And who else in the city been busy touring, giving instrumental and vocal music consistently offers workshops and recording. presented by the U .ofT. admission for students? Her newly released CD\, The Centre for South Asian Rhyme and the River, hat> · Studies November 2 at 6:00 GUITAR been receiving enthusiastic (N.B.) at the OISE Last month's guitarists came reviews. November 21 she Auditorium. singly and in pairs. This month gives a solo recital at the du Our third offering is a . they come in battalions! North Maurier Theatre, with an concert of Korean music 1 York guitarist and composer accompanying hand which presented by the University Juan Tomas is bringing his includes George Koller on Settlement House Music & North York Guitar Orchestra double bass. Arts School, also November 2 downtown to the Church of She will also be playing on at 7:00. And fourth is the the Redeemer 'on November 8 November 15 in the Music "Grupelan Summit: A · to perform, along with Umbrella Series with "Kirk Canadian Celebration of selections from their recent and the Celtic Rangers" and Indonesian Music & Dance", MUSIC TORONTO CD, a new concerto by. 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action twice duri'ng the month (Nov 5 and 26). SYNCHRONICITY Each month's ocean of musical activity casts up coincidences, from the merely odo to something more than that. Nine days apart in November we have two conce~ts featuring musical settings of Heinrich Heine's poetry. November 11 at the Arts and Letters Club, soprano Valerie Siren with Cecilia Ignatieff, piano, offer a concert in which Heine shares the limelight with Thomas · Moore. And November 2, a concert presented by the Aldeburgh Connection, titled · "Harry Heine and Company" strings together lieder, all settings of Heine's work, by Br;mms, Schubert, Schumann, Lizst Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Terezin, a Nazi holding camp in Northern Czechoslovakia, is the , - common thread in this month's second striking coinCidence. It arises tirst the Toronto Children's Chorus Terezin Remembered at Temple Sinai November 16. The concert features a thirtyminute com~nissioned cantata by Elora composer Robert Sopranos Barbara Hannigan· and Frances Pappas in a scene from-Arbor Oak's semistaged Dido and tfeneas. Ms. Hannigan will also appear in. Opera Atelier's production of Orfeo. Full "Music Theatre" listings are on pages 16 & 17. Evans, and music poetry and art of the children of war. And then, November 23-30 in the intimate surround of the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, the Ensemble Studio singers of the COC presents Viktor Ullman's The Emperor of Atlantis. Composed'inTerezin in 1943 before his deportation to and death at Auschwitz, Ullman's chamber allegory poses tpe question: what if Death went on !'!trike and refused to allow anyone to die? How would tyrants .rule? tlie sOuf!i post The Canadian Resource for Players of Bowed Stringed Ihstruments old & modern violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs , strings & accessorie~ at guaranteed lowest prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail 'order service 93 G;renville St., Toron.to, ON M5S 1B4 tel416.971.6990 fax' 416.597.9923 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 502 Toronto, Ontario MSS 2R4 -FLUTE-CLARINET-SAX-OBOE-BASSOON Expert Repa,irs, She~t Music, Accessories New & Used Instruments 535-600(}. authorized warranty repair depot !I! :i!_iicJ:\ ~:-,~~~~ · &t£~'i};~ presents Meredi.th Hall & . Bernard Farley soprano and guitar !_ . in the inaugural concert of the @aledon . Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997- '(!Jhamber Cfnusic [;festival at .the SG~ Caledon Centre~ an outstanding new venue, 1 hour north of Toronto on Orpen Lake Rd., \ in the Caledon Hills (off Peel Rd. 25) at 2:00p.m. pre-concert talk at 1 : 1 5 admission , seniors/students $l5 call ( 416) 536-5403 "v Wire _ -,217 Danfortn Ave. • t (BelweenChesler &Broa!NJeW) (416)406-1641' '' Specializing in the Sale of New and Used Compact Disks Featuring Classical and Jazz Offering Gift Certificates, Tra~~-lns an~ --~ Spec1al Ordermg '-l~, . {\ . TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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