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Volume 4 Issue 8 - May 1999

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3 < Centra. The Song of Songs. See May 26. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. . 8:00: Encounters/99. Music by Buhr & lnce. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 205-5555. ,. 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orcheatra. Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 in A; Shostakovich: Symphony #7. Andreas Haefliger, piano; Mark Wigglesworth, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593- 4828. to .50. Thursday June 03 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Evening Overture. Music by Dvorak. Members of the TSO; Andreas Haefliger, piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593-4828. Free with ticket to 8:00pm performance or .85. 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See June 2. riday June 04 7:30: Claerly Classic Concerts. Pictures at a Musical Exhibition. Music to accompany new works of art. Pre-concert viewing. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 31 Church St. West An caster. 905-304-363 7. ,. 8:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Orpheus in Time. Elgar: Sea Pictures; Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music; Raminsh: Sonnets to Orpheus. Jessica Lloyd, mezzo soprano; baritone soloist; Sidgwick Scholars; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 530- 4428. , . 8:00: St. t-rance Works. Benefit Concert for the Toronto Dollar. Music by Brahms, Chopin & Schubert; Irish folksongs. Catherine Robbin, mezzo soprano; William Aide, piano; Margaret Atwood, special guest. Church of the Holy Trinity, 1 0 Trinity Square. 361-0466. . I 6:45: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Evening Overture. Roy Thomson Hall. See June 3. 7:30: Studio Strings of Mississauga. Vivaldi: Summer; Tchaikovsky: Serenade; Elgar: Elegy; Vivaldi: Concerto in D for two violins. Myron Moskalyk, col')ductor. Westminster Church, 4094 Tomken Rd. Mississauga. 905-275-7071. Free. 7:30: Toronto Walsh Mala Voice Choir. Spring Concert. Hymns; Welsh songs, spirituals & popular show tunes. Guest brass band; Thomas Bell, music director. Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 482- 0292. & up. s:oo: Acoustic Harvest Folk Club. Glen Reid in Concert. "ST. LAWRENCE WORKS" PRESENTS A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE TORONTO DOLLAR CATHERINE ROBBIN, MEZZO-SOPRANO WILLIAM AIDE, PIANO IN A PROGRAM OF BRAHMS, CHOPIN, SCHUBERT, AND IRISH FOLKSONGS I '' 1 'Q9 I I Songs rooted in Ontario history with a traditional flavour. Birch Cliff United Church, 33 East Rd. 264-2235. . 8:00: Osh-a-Durham Symphony Orchestra. Stars on Broadway. Sibelius: Finlandia; Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; concerto TBA. Winner of the O.D.S.O. Youth Concerto Competition; Youth Orchestra of Durham; Marco Parisotto, conductor.Salvatlon Army Temple, 570 Thornton Rd. North, Oshawa. 905-579-6711. to . · 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See June 2. 8:00: Toronto Camerata. Camerata Folksong Festival IV. Folksongs and spirituals from · United States, Canada and Great Britain. Arthur Wenk, director. The Church of St. Leonard, 25 Wanless Ave. 905-841-7994. ,. unday June 06 2:00: Harbourfront Centre. Cate Friesen, songwriter & guitarist. David Travers-Smith, trumpet; Craig Harley, piano. 235 Queens Quay West. 973- 3000. Free. 3:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto. Spring Concert. Matinee performance: Children's, Boys' & Chamber Choirs. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road. 653-3143. ,. 3:00: In Accord. Baker: Night Thinking (premiere); works by An evening in the spirit of Schubert's own musical parties Friday, June H, 7:30 Glenn Gould Studio 7 '99 • nr• •en •e Bach, Domeniconi & Lorca. Danielle Cumming, classical guitar; Robert A. Baker, piano; Sandra Churchill, soprano. All Saints Anglican Churqh, 2850 Bloor St. West. 485-5084. ,. 3:00: Toronto Camerata. Camerata Folksong Festival IV. See June 5. 4:30: Great Music at St. Anne's. Abendmusik: That's Amore. Soloists of St. Anne's Choir perform solos and madrigals that celebrate love and spring. St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 536-3160. Free. 7:00: High Park Choirs of Toronto. Spring Concert. · Evening performance: Concert, Chamber & Boys' Choirs. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 SUNDAY AFTERNOON SONG RECITAL June6ats.oop.m. .M.-4RJORIE SPARKS Soprano Brahm Oo/dhamer Piano Barbara Bolte Oboe Christ Church Deer Park J,5TO Yonge Street Tickets at the door lis SPECIAL GUEST: MARGARET ATWOOD 8:00PM ON FRIDAY, JUNE 4,1999 AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (AT THE EATON CENTRE OFF BAY) . ADMISSION: ADVANCE TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED (AFTER MAY 7TH) AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: FRIDA CRAFT STORES, 39 FRONT STREET EAST: TORONTO'S FIRST POST OFFICE, 260 ADELAIDE STREET EAST: THE FLATIRON BUILDING (GROUND FLOOR), 49 WIELLINGTON STREET EAST: AND THE TORONTO DOLLAR BOOTH IN THE ST LAWRENCE (SOUTH) MARKET ON SATURDAYS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TELEPHONE 361-0466 OR 214-9547 Call: (416) 205-5555 The ) 1st annua,JGre.~a Schp t· Hear Benjamin Butterfield sing Die schOne Mullerin, followed by intermission refreshments and more Schubert, sung by Monica Whicher and Russell Bra~n

Lonsdale Road. 653-3143. ,. 7:30: Amadeus Choir. Rhythmic Synergy. Program includes Wyre: Utau Kane No Wa; Mathias: Ceremony After a Fire Raid; Engelman/Adams: I' FURTHER AFIELD This month there· are two outof-town music festivals we couldn't overlook: the Guelph Spring Festival and Kitchener's Open Ears Festival. Here are the concert highlights of these two events: May 19 to May 23 Kitchener Open Ears Festival 519-745-4711 ext.285. Wednesday May 19 8:00: Plugged ln. Croall: new work; Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts; Brady: Dance Me to the End of Love. Penderecki String Quartet. Goudies Dept. Store, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. 1 0:30pm: EBStarn Strings. lrshad Kahn, sitar & surbahat. Accompanied by tabla & tambura. Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. Thursday May 20 8:00: Mirror Image. Stockhausen: Stimmung; harmonic singing. Anne-Marie Donovan, voice; Thomas Henderson, didjeridu. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky libretto by composer and K S. Shlovsky after Puskin's narrative poem a concert performance Saturday, June 12, 8:00pm Church of the Redeemer, Avenue Rd./ Bloor Tickets 960-0472 new work. NEXUS percussion ensemble; Eleanor Daley, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. to . 1 0:30pm: Cinnamon Sphere. Korean-influenced performance, soundscape & calligraphy. Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. Friday May 21 8:00: Dreams and FantBSias. Canadian Chamber Ensemble. St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchen·er. , 0; festival passes: ,. 1 0:30pm: Sound BITES. Sound poetry with Paul Dutton & John Sobol. Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. Saturday May 22 2:30: Earth Tones. Vocal improvisation, myth & ritual. , Pauline Oliveros and Friends. Goudies Dept. Store, Kitchener. ' 5, 0; festival passes: ,. 8:00: An Artist's Neighbour· hood. Works by Hatch, Hatzis, McDonald & Schafer. Jim Mason & Larry Larson, soloists; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Centre In The Square, Kitchener. , 0; festival passes: ,. 1 0:30pm: Toronto Underground. Free jazz. Eric Chenaux, guitar; Ryan Driver, synthesizer; Robin Buckley, percussion. Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener .. ,; festival passes: ,. Sunday May 23 7:30: The State of the Tibetan Nation - A Madrigal Opera. Music by Philip Glass. Proceeds to benefit Tibetans-in· Exile. Goudies Dept. Store, Kitchener. ,; festival passes: ,. May 27 to June 6 Guelph Spring Festival 519-763-3000. Thursday May 27 7:30: Edward Johnson Music Competition Finals Concert. Co· operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,.50. Friday May 28 8:00: Choral CIBSsics. Haydn: Nelson Mass. Performers include Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Elizabeth Turnbull, contralto; Albert Greer, tenor; Claude Soulodre, bass baritone; Sir David Willcocks, conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. 1 O:OOpm: Phoenix Jazz Group. Mainstream jazz. John Mclelland, piano; Bob Mason, saxophone; Meg Thorburn, bass. Canada Company Hall, River Ru·n Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Free. Saturday May 29 8:00: Greenwich Time. Sonny Greenwich, guitar; Don Thompson, piano; Jim Vivian, bass; Barry Elmes, drums. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. 1 O:OOpm: Traditional, celtic, jazz & classical forms. Fiddle, piano, vocals & bagpipe. Canada Company Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Free. Sunday May 30 1 :30: The Slipper Fits. Rossini's La Cenerentola & Massenet's Cendrillon combined to make an opera for children (ages 4 & up). Canadian Opera Eompany, Ensemble Studio. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,.50. 8:00: Friends in Music. Chan: Our Finest Hour (premiere); Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time; Ravel: Duo for violin & cello. Amici; Martin Beaver, violin. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. Monday May 31 6:30: The Bird of Perception. Oratorio with staging for vocal narrator, vocal quartet & harp. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Free. 8:00: Future Voices. Program of solos & duets. Jane Archibald, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Timothy Kauk, baritone. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,.50. Tuesday June 1 6:30: David Gillham, violin, in Recital. Bach: Chaconne; works by Prokofieff, Gramatte & Ysaye. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Free. 8:00: Bachanalia. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5; Cantata #82 lch Haba Ganug; Cantata #202 Wadding; motets; Air for Strings. Monica Whicher, soprano; Elizabeth Turnbull, contralto; Tactus Vocal Ensem- ble; Bach Consort. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph .. ,. Wednesday June 2 1 :30: lea Cream: Ouartatto Gelato. Chamber music, tangos, operatic arias & gypsy folk tunes ·performed on oboe, violin, viola, cello, accordion, guitar & tenor voice. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. 8:00: The Great Romantics. Chopin: Barcarolle Op.60; Twelve Studies Op.25; Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca #s 123 & 104; Seven Studies from Etudes Transcendental. Valerie Tryon, piano. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. Thursday June 3 8:00: Ying on Strings. Beethoven: Quartet in G major Op.18 #2; Shostakovich: Quartet #9 in E flat Op.117; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581. Joaquin Valdepeiias, clarinet; Ying Quartet. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. Friday June 4 8:00: Fiddle Fusion. Classical chamber music & country fiddling. Mark O'Connor, violin, guitar & mandolin; Festival Strings of Canada. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. Saturday June 5 8:00: Going Home. Shirley Eikhard, vocals; Bob Erlandson, piano; Pat Collins, electric & acoustic bass; Mark Kelso, drums & percussion. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. Sunday June 6 3:30: Music by Araujo, Rogg, Eben, Brahms & Vierne. Colm Carey, organ. St. George's Anglican Church, Guelph. ,. 8:00: Signature Performance. Mozetich: new work (world premiere); Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky Op.35a; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony; Wiren: Serenade Op.11 . Festival Strings of Canada, Martin Beaver, leader. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. ,. 1 O:OOpm: Kollar Michels Duo. George Koller, acoustic bass; Julie Michels, vocals. Canada Company Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. Free. HONOURABLE MENTION, traditional concerts in nontraditional venues has been "bumped" for FURTHER AFIELD but will return in June.

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