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Volume 5 Issue 1 - September 1999

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hythms (Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 2:30pm). Violinist Atis Bankas and pianist Dona Beres weave a Romantic Serenade for the series finale (2:30pm Sunday, March 5, 2000). In addition, Calyx presents a benefit concert at Humbercrest for the Runnymede Chronic Care Hospital on Friday, May 12, 2000 at 7:30pm. Canadian Music Centre Executive Director: Elisabeth Bihl Address: 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto On M4Y 1 J9 Phone: 416-961-6601 Fax: 416-961-7198 E-mail: Web site: released in December 1998 and now available on FURIANT RECORDS (FMDC 4001-2) is just about sold out! "Bright Shining As The Sun" is their second recording and has just been released on FURIANT RECORDS in September 1999. Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Box 51074, 18 Eglinton Square, Scarborough ON M1 L 2K2 Box Office/Information: 416 879-5566 Principal Conductor/Music Director: Robert Raines Conductor Emeritus: Clifford Poole Concert Master: lnes Pagliari President: Alan Ogilive Personnel Manager: Richard Lloyd CBSO, a Scarborough based 65 member volunteer community orchestra, presents seven exciting concerts and partners with choirs, dancers and fundraising groups to delight a growing audience. Season Opener: "Stars of Tomorrow" free concert, Sunday September 26th, 2 pm Scarborough Civic Centre, featuring exceptional young performers. After 19 wonderful years, Conductor Emeritus Clifford Poole will "pass the baton" to Principal Conductor/Music Director, Robert Raines. Subscription Series: Five concerts, Midland Avenue Collegiate, Saturday, November 6, December 11, February 5, March 11, April 15, at 8 pm. The CMC exists to promote and disseminate the music of Canadian composers. Our library houses 14,000 scores to date, both published and unpublished; some 3500 recordings, biographical files and program notes on some 500 Canadian composers. Scores may be borrowed free of charge and CD listening facilities are available. The CMC also operates a worldwide mail order CD Distribution service for its own CENTREDISCS label as well as for independent contemporary Canadian music recordings. The CMC celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 1999. Highlights include the launch of a 48-week radio series hosted by David Olds on Toronto's CJRT, 6:00p.m. every Sunday at 91.1 FM or in ReaiAudio at - a project made possible through the generosity of M. Joan Chalmers, C.C., O.Ont. The Centre has also launched a massive digitization program "scanning" its 14,000 score~ (representing over one million pages of music) for digital storage and future availability on the internet. Cantores Celestes (Women's Chamber Choir) Founder and Director: Kelly Galbraith Accompanist: Ellen Meyer Address: 12 Gordon Park Drive, Toronto ON M9B 1 J6 Phone: 41 6 236-1522 E-mail: kelly Cantores Celestes was formed in 1989 by Kelly Galbraith because of a desire to perform thematic choral programs and develop concerts that involve participation from other art forms. These concerts have included exhibits froin local visual artists, readings from Toronto authors, dramatic presentations, period costumes and slide and video presentations. Cantores Celestes believe in giving back to the community which has been so generous in the support of their concerts. Cantores Celestes often donate some of the proceeds of concerts to local charities. The choir is actively involved in performing at various religious services and musical celebrations in the Greater Toronto area. Cantores Celestes rehearses Tuesday evenings from September to April. Their first CD, "Wassail!", Clifford Poole Season Finale: Dinner Cabaret Pops Concert, Blue Danube Restaurant, Friday May 26, 2000. Tickets: , , free for children under 12 with adult. Subscription Series: , . Children's Program: Free musical activities, ages 6 to 10, appointment only. Centuries Opera Association Artistic Director: Michele Strano Address: 1138 Eglinton Ave. West Toronto ON M6C 2E2 Phone: 416-787-0501 Fax: 416-787-1028 Web site: E-mail: Centuries Opera was formed in 1993 as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for Canadian talent in opera, concerts and yearly opera ·workshops. Since 1993 we have produced Cavalleria Rusticana, Tos,ca, La Traviata, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, L'Eiisir d'Amore and many operas in the Markham Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre and the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Special guests have included Maria Pellegrini, Mark DuBois, Bruce Kelly, Zaza Zaalishvili, baritone Igor Emelianov, Anna Shafajinskaia, Gerlinde Strangemann, Gisele Fredette. In 1997 we recorded the CD Favourite Melodies of Opera, Operetta and Lieder with soprano Gerlinde Strangemann, conducted by William Shookhotf. Our 2000 season begins in April with Opera Magic Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Ford Centre, featuring internationally renowned Maria Pellegrini. From June to August we will be holding our summer workshop program. For October and November a full production of Verdi's La Traviata.

Geordie McDonald, percussion Website: www.earthwave.comr geordie E-mail: Geordie McDonald plays drumset and percussion in his biannual co-production concerts at the Music Gallery. He is now happy to announce five new releases on his Sonavista recordings label. Geordie has recorded both acoustic jazz, featuring pianist Paul Bley and flautist Jane Bunnet, and three electro-acoustic releases of Geordie's own original music. He contracted Ron Allen to coproduce them and photographers Gaye Jackson, Michelle Jennings and Brock May to create artwork and the Sonavista logo. Geordie has also played percussion on Glen Hall's CD called "Hallucinations" which combines spoken word and jazz, similar to Geordie's upcoming concert with the poetry of Dennis Lee, David Donnell and Susan Perly. Geordie also performed at the opening of Artword's new theatre, collaborating with dancer Tom Brouillette and with poets. Each of Geordie's concerts places an emphasis on improvisation and creative interaction. For information on Geordie's career and performances visit, or e-mail High Park Choirs of Toronto Address: 4-1 22 Tyrrel Ave. Toronto ON M6G 2G5 Phone: 41 6-653-3143 Web site: www.pathcom.comrhpchoirs E-mail: Administrator: Conan Maclean The High Park Choirs have an exciting musical season planned, one that promises many rewarding experiences for both members and audiences. Composed of over 200 choristers in four divisions under the artistic direction of Ann Cooper Gay, the Choirs draw upon repertoire from many cultures and sing in several languages. This season offers the High Park Choirs many opportunities to collaborate with other choirs and musical ensembles. In addition to the annual Winter and Spring concerts, the High Park Choirs will be participating in a number of special events, including Unisong 2000 in Ottawa, a Celebration of Women in Music at the University of Toronto, a millennium concert as guests of the Toronto Sinfonietta, and choral festivals in Toronto and Mississauga. Now in its 14th season, the High Park Choirs continue to share and celebrate our community's rich musical heritage. Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener ON N2H 6P7 Music Director: Chosei Komatsu Sunny Tsang, Marketing Manager ext. 279 Ph: (519) 745-4711 Fax: (519) 745-4474 E-mail: Nationally praised for its world class performances, the Kitchener­ Waterloo Symphony is the cultural centrepiece of the· Region of Waterloo and serves as a significant entertainment resource for the Province of Ontario. Comprising 52 professional musicians under full-time contract, the KWS presents over 80 performances during a 38-week season for combined concert audience of over 90,000. Now in its 54th eason, the orchestra is heard regularly across the nation on CBC Radio Two. The KWS owes part of its incredible growth and national profile to the splendid acoustics of its home, The Centre in the Square. O FF CENTRE 199912ooo Music Series season st Now at Glenn Gould Studio Enjoy our unique blend of music with poetry, pastries, and coffee in an intimate 19tl' century salon setting! T h e Red Violin-ist: Sundaq, October 3, 1999, 2:30p.m. Russia n-Am erican vi olinist Ilya Kaler, in his Canadian debut, and mczzpsoprano Linda ~laguire will pcrfn the Sea ... Mr. Schultz will also read from famous lellers exchanged hy Strauss wi_th his librellist Hugo von Hllfmannstl1al. Our Annual Schubertiad - Duos in Life and Music • Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 7:00p.m. • The music of Franz Schuhert u

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