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Volume 3 Issue 9 - June 1998

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  • Toronto
  • Symphony
  • Choir
  • Festival
  • Theatre
  • Classical
  • Orchestra
  • Arts
  • Choral
  • Singers

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SUMMERTIME, continued from page 20 Festival of the Arts at Huntsville, Ontario, is set to launch into its sixth anniversary season, July .1-18. Professional orchestra in residence, the Hunstville Festival Symphony, performs six orchestral concerts Gino. Q One of the world's great voices in an intimate setting; artist reception to follow \ spanning clao;sical (Beethoven's Symphony No 4) to pops, ' under the baton of Kerry Stratton. Highlights include award-winning Canadian duo pianists Duo Turgeon performing Saint-Saens­ 'Carnival of the Animal,s' and the 'Poulenc Concerto'. Pianist Jason Li plays the Gershwin favourite, 'Rhapsody in Blue', lmdonp KaNt~ Choral Sodety Soweto The unqualified hit of the 1993 Toronto lnt'l Choral Festival PLUS 16 OTHER GREAT PERFORMANCES' Tickets · 1·800·61 5·5666 · Licenced Patio Air-conditioned The King's Singers .----.,---..,.-~, Classical & popular, sacred & secular, some of the finest vocal music on the planet while the Italian Opera evening showcases six soloists from the University of Toronto Opera School. There are performances by Barbara Collier, the symphony's Chamber Orchestra and by the ensemble Music Viva. Choral music is represented by The Elora F'Mitival Singers directed by Noel Edison. Canada day is ldt.:ked off by Celtic tunes and 'The Canadian Tribute to Glenn Miller' is just part of the jazz program. Phone: 1-800-663-2787 0 *** fiRST EVER CANADIAN NATS CONVENTION The 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Convention is being held July 3-7 in Toronto. Though not a music festival per se, it is definitely worth perusing the Convention's program of speakers arid performers to see what interests you. Besides language sessions (Russian, Frem;h, Spanish, German, Icelandic and Italian), master -classes (conducted by Rich~d Woitach and Evelyn Lear etc), and lecture/ demonstrations {'The Art & Science or' Overtone Singing' and 'Baroque Acting Techniques & the Use of Rhetorical Gesture' among dthers) there are a couple of recitals. Among those slated to perform are the Amabile Youth Singers, Canadian Vocal Chamber Music, Mary Lou Fallis, soprano with John Greer, pianist, in 'Primadonna' and Catherine Robbin, mezzo soprano (Michael McMahon, pianist). For more details on the first ever NATS Convention to be held in Canada, call Tannis Fast Vetter (905)507-8502; fax: (905)507-4305; e-mail: tfvetter@inforamp. net, website: *** MUSIC WITH A CAPITAL 0 {1) Beginning June 30th, Festival ' . Canada 1998's month-long · summer feast of music, theatre, cabaret and family entertainment has some excellent classical music components. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra opens the Ottawa-based festival, which features 27 shows and 90 performances. Other NAC Orchestra concerts include: an evening of operatic excerpts with mezzo-soprano Denyce iCceJar Glcen . . ST SEASON July 26'h- August 2nd August 2nd - 9'h Do you like to make music? Our music programme is a unique opportunif)• for amateur musicians, ftom novice to advanced levels, to participate in a week (or two!) ofwonderfol music classes under the direction of our distinguished and dynamic faculty. us to receive your free brochure! Cope • CAMtv!AC Cedar Glen • 45 Hemford Cr. Don Mills, Ontario, M3B 254 • Tel: (416) 444-0840 E-Mail: Visit our Web Site:

Graves; a concert by Rita MacNeil and Dvorak's 'Stabat Mater' performed along with the Ottawa Choral Society. Soprano Natalie Choquette, John Wyre's Musaic and the new op.era 'Elsewhereless' written and directed by Atom Egoyan and composed by Rodney Sharman and Gilbert and Stillivan's 'The Mikado,staged by director and choreographer Brian Macdonald, are other highlights. Phone (613) 947-7000, fax (613) 996-2828, website: www. nac-cna. ea. *** The festival, billed as the largest chamber music festival MUSIC WITH in North America, is even A CAPITAL 0 (2) bigger this year with 72 ;I'he Ottawa Chamber Music concerts and greater variety -- Festival's fifth season opens it offers family .concerts, new July 25, declared "Ottawa music and standard chamber ' Chamber Music Festival day" music of course! Cello duos 1 by Mayor Jim Watson, with a (Dolin/Fouquet), Organ recitals : concert by the renowned Beaux . (Matthew Larkin with John Arts Trio. . SUMMER continues AN EVENING WITH DENYCE GRAVES Mario Berna;di, conductor National Arts Centre Orchestra July 4 at 20:00 Tickets: , , , DVORAK STABAT MATER Jlii B elohlavek, conductor National Arts Centre Orchestra Donna Brown, soprano ' 1. Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Richard Nlargison, tenor Marcel Beaulleu, bass Ottawa Choral Society Cantata Singers of Ottawa July 11 at 20:00/NAC Opera Tickets: , , , ELSEWHERELESS ByAAtom Egoyan and Rodney Sharman Wr/t(en and directed by: Atom Egoyan Composed by: Rodney Sharman Conducted by: Wayne Strongman Set and film design by: Ph/lip Barker Produced by Tapestry Music Theatre and Vancouver New Music in association with the National Arts Centre July 16, 17, 18 at 19:30/NAC Theatre Canadian film director Atom Egoyan has written a daring, contemporary work set in a multimedia environment. Tickets:

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