7 years ago

Volume 3 Issue 5 - February 1998

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • February
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
  • Orchestra
  • Arts
  • Classical
  • Choir
  • Performing
  • Recital


IN MEMORIAM The Church Choirs or St Mary Magdalene commemorate the 30th anniversary of Healey Willan's death with a Solemn Evensong Feb. 14. See listings.) And February 1 the Aldeburgh Connection celebrate the life of Lois Marshal!, at the Glenn Gould Studio. Among the performers, soprano, Monica Whicher, a student of Lois Marshall. TWO OUT OF 15 One of the busiest venues this month is the Music Gallery, with 15 concerts in our listings (see page 23) . Two mentions: February 7 soprano, Stacie Robinson and John Hess, pi~o; and February 24 the Montreal-based alcides lanza, and Meg Sheppard, whose specialty is the music of the Juhan Puhm, winner of the Boulez prize at the 1991 Scotia Festival, was commissioned by the performers. Robinson 's interpretations of 20th century music have been honed at the Banff Centre and at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh. John Hess, of Queen of Puddings fame, is now a music professor at the University of Western Ontario. The February 24 alcides lanza/ Meg Sheppard event is a blend of music, theatre and electronics. "Brilliantly conceived ... new music at its most intelligent and stirring," it sounds like one not to miss. HIS ·CUP OF TEA TSO. concertmaster, Jacques Israelievitch, was first attracted to the Gardiner three Americas. Museum of Ceramic Art, he Robinson and Hess's evening says, because of his own of contemporary song features interest in ceramics. three premieres of Now artist-in-residence there, compositions by Canadian he plays February 8 with composers . Soliloquy, by ' harpist, Judy Loman. The concert marks the end of the museum's "White on White" contemporary Canadian ceramic exhibition. Follow that harp! Had we cash enough, and time, we'd expand our index or presenters and venues {page 38-9) to include also every individual artist. That way you could follow Judy Loman's gifted trail from the Gardiner (Feb 7) to the Arkell Schoolhouse (Feb 13) to the Glen Gould studio, (Amadeus Ensemble) Feb 22. (And if harp is your usual cup of tea, by the way, try the combination of flute and guitar--flautist, Margot Onodera with guitarist, Ivan Zilman at St. Anne's Church Feb. 1 at 4:30 and flautist Susan Hoeppner with guitarist, Rachel Gauk at Hart House on February 8. ORCHESTRAS 1 By now many of you will have heard of Marco Parisotto, graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music 's now defunct Orchestral Training Programme. Currently the conductor of the Oshawa-Durham Symphony Orchestra he is a winner of top honours in seven major conducting competitions, most recently the Tokyo International Conducting Competition and the Besancon 45th International Competition for Conductors. There will be an opportunity to hear and see him in action February 8 conducting the 0 -DSO in a concert in Oshawa. ORCHESTRAS 2 . On the other side of "The New Toronto" the Mississauga Symphony gets to test the pitch of its new ·hall February 28 with soloist, cellist, Shauna Rolston. (Rolston can also be heard with pianist, Lydia Wong, just north of the city in a recital presented by Performing Arts York Region, in Thornhill on February 27.) ALIVE & STILWELL Back:' in the centre of Toronto, February 10 the Saraste Chamber Players, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, with mezzo soprano, Jean Stilwell, present a programme of European music from the 1920's and 30's (with some Jacques Brei added to the mix) HILDEGARD The work of the 12th "century More, Etcetera, page 9 . tlie sounti post The Canadian Resource far Players of Bowed Stringed Instruments old & modern violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs strings & accessories at guaranteed lowest prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service 93 Grenville St., Toronto, ON M5S 1B4 tel 416.971.6990 fax 416.597.9923 We buy tfiJJ] of your @)gJij~flrBr7lll1ffJs (vinyl !) ~ (like Beethoven, Mozart, Stockhausen) We travel anywhere for good collection MIKROKOSMOS Mail Order Company V (416) - 224 - 1956 Fax ( 416) - 2 2 4 - 2 9 6 4 MIKROKOSMOS As_k our free, monthly set-sale catalogue: More than g].liXJXn ~ f1[j)gj 0 'iJ{fJf3 every month Many audiophile Decca & EM/ records (Sorry, mail or phone order only !) TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

TALK Of THE TOWN TRAVEL LTD. presents A JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA, THE MIDDLE KINGDOM including IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY, BEIJING September 3-15, 1998 When dusk falls on the historic walls of the Forbidden City, a privileged audience from around the world wi.ll be taken back in time and immersed into life at the court of qncient China. < - -- - GALA DINNER IN THE FORBIDDEN 'CITY After the final curtain falls, the main doors to the palace will open and those who have reserved places for the gala dinner will be able to enjoy a banquet with some of the world 's greatest artists. The perfect ending to an enchanting evening, with Maestro Zubin. Mehta, who will be conductlng the orchestra. For more information please call Talk of the Town Travel Ltd. at 416-960-1393 or email:

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)