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Volume 4 Issue 2 - October 1998

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11 Q crc •prp ' ·as N ,, the Canadian Academy of Arts & Music and the Ty: . ..Ja!e College & Seminary in North York, as well as the Solar Stage, 40 Kings St. West. One of our winners has been invited to appear on February 6 1999 with the Cathedral Bluffs orchestra in Scarborough. CHRIST CHURCH, DEER PARK Address: 1570 Yonge St Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Z8 Manager: Ross Morrow Phone: 920-5211 Fax: 920 ~8400 Organist and choirmaster: Bruce Kirkpatrick-Hill Established in 1870, Christ Church today is a thriving, prominent Anglican parish in mid-town Toronto with a serious commitment to tradition and welcoming. This is the start of the second year under the strong musical leadership of Bruce Kirkl?atrick Hill. The senior choir, led by eight professional leads, sings at the main Sunday morning liturgy and on other holy days, as well as special . presentations. The fledgling junior choir often sings on their own at the earlier Sunday service, or with the senior choir. Christ Church presents two different ongoing programmes for the general musical public. This is the third year for our Thursday Chamber Music Series, which presents eight free noon-hour concerts in the fall, and eight more in the spring. There is also a series of organ recitals on the Sunday evenings in Lent (which usually falls in or around March) followed by the service of Compline. Duo L'INTEMPOREL Address: 57 Hatherley Rd, Toronto ON M6E 1 VS Phone: (416) 657-0076 Contact: David Sandall, Mylene Guay Duo L'Intemporel is the result of over ten years of collaboration between · baroque flutist Mylene Guay and harpsichordist David Sandall. Together they explore the repertoire of the Baroque era, a time when the flute enjoyed a distinguished place in music that was never again equaled. Together they have played in the McGill Alumini Series, for the Stendhal Society of Montreal, and have toured throughout Nova Scotia They have also appeared in European cities including Middelburg, Brugges and the Hague. New on.the concert scene in Toronto, Duo L'Inteporel will launch their first series this fall. Their 1998-99 Friday evening series will consist of four concerts: October 23, December 4, March 5 and May 7. All concerts will take place in the intimate acoustics of Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd., only steps from the Coxwell subway station. David Sandall and Mylene Guay of Duo L 'lntemporel LES AMIS PHOTO: MICHAEL SHAW Artistic Director: Michael Pepa Phone: (905) 773-7712 Fax (41 6) 665-21 58 E-mail: Les AMIS Concerts 1998/99 season will be its sixteenth. Once again it will be at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts where it has been since the Centre opened. Over the past fifteen seasons Les AMIS has promoted many young Canadian artist some of whom are as follows: Violinists Martin Beaver, Scott St. John, Erika Raum; Cellist Shauna Rolston and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. 1998/99 season will feature accordionist Joseph Macerollo, pianist Svetlana Goyevich, Toronto Woodwinds, pianist Alexander Tselyakov, cellist Simon Fryer, pianist Lydia Wong, Metro Quartet, Orfeo Duo- violinist Vita Wallace and pianist Ishmael Wallace. Les AMIS artistic director Michael Pepa has planned an exciting season of traditional and contemporary repertoire. As a special attraction, each concert will celebrate composer Samuel Dolin by featuring a work. of his. Les AMIS Preview Concerts, will feature the contemporary pieces allowing the audience to meet with composers during the ­ wine and cheese social hour. For further information call Michael Pepa at (905) 773-7712 MUSIC AT WILLOWDALE Director of Music: Wayne Gilpin Address: Willow dale Presbyterian Church 38 Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto ON M2N 1X8 Phone: (416) 221-8373 Fax: (416) 221-8575 Willowdale Presbyterian Church has a extremely active and exciting music programme under the leadership of Director of Music Wayne Gilpin. Music in Worship is at the heart of music at Willowdale and the PRAISE CHOIR is the core music worship group. It prepares a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary sacred music and welcomes all singes form Thursday rehearsals (7:30-9:00 p.m.) and Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. The Willowdale Concert Series presents a number of evening concerts during the year, featuring distinguished artists. The first concert of the series, on Saturday, November 14 1998, will feature Cantilena­ The Theatrical Music Ensemble in a programme entitled "Nightmusic." (Bach to Gershwin, folksongs, spirituals, Broadway selections, and more!) Willowdale Players, the musical theatre ensemble at the Willowdale Presbyterian Church, presents a full-scale musical theatre production annually in February. Auditions are held in late October and early November. Music at Willowdale- Come and be a part of it! MUSIC MATRIX Administrator/Manager: Lauren Pratt Address: 54 Gloucester Grove, Toronto, ON M6C 2A3 Phone: 416-785 ~ 7075 Fax: 416-785-8849 Email: Music Matrix is a non-profit organization offering administrative services to composers, performers,. and presenters of live music; and management services to selected artists performing or composing the art music of our time. Administrative services include grant preparation, promotional writing, information package preparation, budgeting, and financial management. These services ( per hour) are subsidized by the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Music Matrix also offers consulting services, TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

grant deadline information, and the Conflict Calendar--a guide to new music events in the Toronto area--free of charge. At present, Music Matrix manages Eve Egoyan (solo piano), Laura Wilcox (solo viola), the Sabat/Clarke Duo, the Modern Quartet (Marc Sabat, Jayne Maddison, Carol Lynn Fujino, Margaret Gay), and the 40 Fingers saxophone quartet. Each of these will present at least one concert in Toronto in 1998-99; featuring the music of our time, including works by Feldman, Cage, Barroso, Oswald, Wolff, and Southam. Wayne Gilpin of Gilpin Productions, artistic director of Cantilena and music director at Willowdale Presbyterian NORTH YORK SUZUKI SCHOOL OF MUSIC Address: 348 Sheppard Ave East, Willowdale ON M2N 384 Contact: Kathryn Klos Phone: (41 6) 222-531 5 The North York Suzuki School of Music offers an exciting program of music instruction, consisting of individual and group lessons for violin, viola, cello and piano. A flute program is being developed as well. Highly-qualified teachers help students and their families to immerse themselves in the music. The late Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's "mother-tongue" method of learning, by which children learn to speak through constant listening and loving encouragement, is used in learning the language of music. Observation of other children's lessons is an integral part of the method, as is frequent opportunities to perform for attuned, supportive audiences of peers and parents. The school also offers a Parent-Toddler program of finger-plays, songs, games and simple rhythm instruments. Snack time gives everyone a chance to make friends. ONTARIO REGISTERED MUSIC TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (ORMTA) Contact: Mary Maxis Lumsden, President (416) 693-5099 Address: 393 Main Street, Toronto ON M4C 4X9 Phone: (41 6) 694-0296 Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) was founded in 1885 as an association of independent music teachers. All members have mel the requirements for membership. ORMT A is made up of various branches. The Central Toronto Branch covers most of what used to be the old city of Toronto. We have various events throughout the year: workshops, general membership meetings, student and teacher performances. Members also have the opportunity to participate in zone, provincial and national events and to attend provincial and national conventions. Members also gel listed on a directory that we distribute throughout the greater Toronto area and to anyone interested in receiving it. To obtain copies of our directory you can call (416) 694-0296. If you are interested in finding out more about us, obtaining a directory or becoming a member, please phone (416) 694-0296 or (416) 693-5099. Membership is open to all instruments and voice. OPERA IN CONCERT General Director: Guillermo Silva-Marin Address: 33 West Avenue, Suite 200, Toronto ON M4M 2L7 Phone: 416-366-7723 In 1998/1999, Opera in Concert reaches a milestone in its history ... the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Season. Si.nce 1974, Opera in Concert has evolved into. a unique Canadian company highly regarded for excellence in performance, dedication to the Canadian Artist and innovative program111ing while defying traditional assumptions about operatic presentation, relying only on the power and beauty of the human voice accompanied by orchestra or piano. The coming season at the Jane Mallett Theatre begins with Donizetti's LINDA DI CH~MOUNIX on November 7 & 8. Massenet's irresistible courtesan THAIS takes the stage on January 30 & 31, 1999, followed by Aoyd's SUSANNAH on March 27 & 28. For the grand finale Tracy Dahl, Isabel Bayrakdarian and Benjamin Butterfield star in Thomas' MIGNON at the Weston Recital Hall with Robert Cooper conducting the cast, OIC Chorus and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony on May 20, 1999. A Gala Birthday Concert starring over 25 OIC Alumni salutes the first 25 years of OIC on December 5, 1998. Call 366-7723 for tickets and information. SCARBOROUGH PHILHARMONIC Address: 1 28 Sylvan Avenue, Scarborough ON M1 M 1 K3 Phone: 416-261-0380 Fax: 416-261-0652 E-mail: Web site: Our 19th season opens with a performance of Dvorak's magnificent Cello Concerto, led by Jerome Swmners and featuring cellist Malcolm Tait. Howard Cable appears twice this season, first with a celebration of Christmas featuring the acclaimed Tiriunins Youth Singers, and then with The Mantini Sisters in female vocal trios. Canadian music is a prominent part of our season, with three world premieres wri lien just for The Scarborough Philhannonic. Two of these works will be featured during our Gala Concert, led by the Vancouver Symphony's Resident Co~ductor, Clyde Mitchell. Our family concert, conducted by Gary Kulesha, features the hilarious Luba Goy of the Royal Canadian Air Farce narrating Tubby the Tuba as well as the Toronto · District School Board Steel Drwn Band. Our season ends with Tchaikovsky's thrilling Fourth Symphony and an appearance by the supremely talented young Canadian violinist, Erika Rawn, led by the Winnipeg Symphony's Assistant Conductor, Rosemary Thomson. TORONTO CAMERATA Director: Arthur Wenk Address: 96 Chudleigh Avenue Toronto, M4R 1T3 Phone: 905-841-7994 Fax: 905-841 -6911 attn. Arthur Wenk Website: w w w. E-mail: The Toronto Camerata is a mixed choir of twenty-eight voices specializing in a cappella music. We begin our 9th season with a party on Saturday, October 3, 7:30 to 9:00p.m., to celebrate the release of our second compact disk, "A Camerata Christmas." Join us for a free reception and mini-concert. In Decel{lber, the Camerata presents its FLASHFORWARD CONTINUES TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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