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Volume 5 Issue 1 - September 1999

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  • Toronto
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- CBC Records has produced eight recordings of the orchestra with acclaimed soloists, including the 1995 rei~ of the Brahms Serenades. The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony appointed Chosei Komatsu Music Director in 1993. He succeeds Raffi Armenian who served in that capacity for 22 seasons, and now holds the title ~f Music Director Laureate. Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Artistic Director: Dr. Giles Bryant Management Team: David Ford & Christel Wiens Ford Address: 331 5 Yonge Street, 2nd floor, Toronto ON M4N 2L9 Phone: 416-487-5885 Fax: 416-484-5784 E-mail: The 57th annual Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto takes place Feb. 5- 19, 2000. It will include over 30,000 participants, involve adjudicators from across Canada, and classes for all ages are held throughout Toronto. This nonprofit charitable organization offers scholarships and trophies through the support of thirteen Kiwanis Clubs, Public and Corporate donations. Its success depends on the efforts of approximately 400 volunteers, a dedicated Board of Directors, a Giles Bryant small office staff, and Artistic Director Dr. Giles Bryant. Most competitions are free of charge. Be sure to make note of the Showcase of Stars gala concert at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Wednesday March 1st, 2000. Syllabi and entry forms are now available at music stores throughout the Greater Toronto area. Programmes will be available in January. Deadline for entries is October 15, 1999. For information or syllabi locations call the Festival office at 487-5885. Music at Metropolitan Address: 56 Queen St. East Toronto ON MSC 2Z3 Phone: 41 6-363-0331 Fax: 416-363-7586 Contact: Patricia Philips Wright, Artistic Director Music lrt Metropolitan's 1999-2ooo season includes, o~ Saturday, October 2 a Toronto ArtsWeek Carillon demonstration (2 pm), organ demonstration (3 pm) and hymn sing (7:30 pm). Organ Futuresfree organ recitals-are Wednesdays in October from 12:15 to 12:45, and in May from 5:30 to 6 pm, preceded by a brief carillon recital. Over There (November 6) features songs from the world wars; Lift up your heads (November 27) features the Metropolitan Choir and Niagara Brass Ensemble; Retiring Robbie (January 29) is a Scottish concert, March Madness (March 4) is a variety show, Fools Rush In (April 1) is a duet recital; Good Friday concert (April 21) features Bach and Handel; and Sounds of the Soul (May 27) is an organ recital. The Service of Lessons and Carols is Sunday, December 19 at 7 pm and Carols United, a carol sing, is Sunday, December 12 at 7pm. Mooredale Concerts Address: 146 Crescent Rd. Toronto M4W 1 V2 Phone: 416-922-3714 Fax: 41 6-960-61 66 Web site: www.interlog.comr concerts/moored a I Mooredale Concerts offers 10 exciting concerts of great variety between September and June for , Seniors/Students . The season starts with an all-Beethoven piano recital by Anton Kuerti incl~ding the Appassionata and Moonlight at the George Weston Recttal Hall, Ford Centre. In November there will be a performance of Handel's Messiah at Metropolitan United Church with international soloists, All the King's Voices, and The Mooredale Festival Orchestra. ErikaRaum Mozart Society Designed to inspire the whole family, Mooredale Concerts feature top professionals in chamber music such as international award winning violinists Erika Raum and Stephen Sitarski as well as brilliant young artists. Curtis graduate Jennifer Lim has been soloist with orchestras across Canada and American rising star violinist Livia Sohn will be part of this series presenting music from Bach to Britten. For a free brochure call (416) 922-3714. Address: 250 Heath St. West, Apt. 403 Toronto ON MSP 3L4 President: Peter Sandor Phone: 416-482-2173 Fax: 41 6-482-7339 Contact: Paul Jacobsen Phone: 416-601-0895 Fax: 416-868-1131 The Mozart Society off~rs its members good music, good company and good value: seven hve concerts per year (Mozart, Haydn and contemporaries). We have presented internationally respected performers (Julianne Baird, Mark DuBois, Prazak Quartet, Colin Tilney, Tafelmusik Ensemble) and young Canadian artists (Isabel Bayrakdarian, Michael Colvin) and ensembles (Gryphon Trio). Concerts are broadcast by the CBC and CJRT -FM. The suggested annual membership fee is (tax deductible) admitting a family to all concerts for a calendar year. New members for the year 2000, joining during this fall, are invited to the rem.aining ~our c?nce~ of 1999, presenting the Amati String Quartet wtth Bons KraJny (ptano) the mini-opera "Mozart and Salieri" by Rimsky Korsakov, The Amici quartet with Joaquin Valdepei\as (clarinet) and the winners of the Young Canadian ·Mozart Si.ngers'. Competition. Fpr next year we are planning seven concerts, mcludmg presentations by the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and the Toronto Choral Society choir. Please join.

chestra Address: 25 Main Street West, Suite 705, Hamilton ON L8P 1 H1 Phone: 905-526-1677 Fax: 905-526~0616 E-mail: Web site: Contact: Judy Travis able and well-qualified teachers who are also experienced performers. Now, at the beginning of their fifth year the directors are pleased to announce a significant expansion both in teaching staff and in studio space. The New Hamilton Orchestra announces its program lineup for the 1999/2000 seaoon - all concerts performed in the world class venue of Hamilton Place. Daniel Lipton, the NHO's new Artistic Advisor, heads a fiveconcert classic series that includes music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. Guest conductors include Grzegorz Nowak from the Edmonton Symphony and British Maestro Simon Streatfeild. Guest soloists include the NHO's concertmaster Lance Elbeck (September) and virtuoso Winnipeg pianist Jorge Suarez (December). Michael Reason returns as Principal Pops conductor to an expanded series of five concerts. Headliners include Louise Pitre and Jeff Hyslop (November), the Hannaford Street Silver Band (March) and Canada's premier tap dancer, William Orlowski (April). The NHO also celebrates the dawning of the new millennium with a major event in May. Featuring five outstanding soloists, the Bach Elgar Choir and Vox Nouveau Singers, the orchestra presents Revelation by Canadian composer Victor Davies with Michael Reason conducting. North Toronto Institute of Music Address: 550 Eglinton Ave. East Toronto ON M4P 1 N9 Phone: 416-488-2588 Fax: 41 6-488-9053 Co-Directors: Wilma van Berkei/Mary Kenedi The two founders of NTIM, pianist and Bartok specialist Mary Kenedi and guitarist Wilma van Berkel of the Kubicalvan Berkel· Guitar Duo have created a community music school that offers teaching of the highest quality. The faculty consists of knowledge- AUDITIONS 'Toronto's Premier .91. Cappe[fa Cfulm6er Cfwir invites singers to auaition for tfte 1999 - 2CXXJ season. Kubica and Van Berkel The NTIM maintains a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, a fact which many students comment upon when first inquiring about lessons. The school organizes concerts in which all students are encouraged to participate, and helps students prepare for festivals, university entrance auditions and Conservatory exams. Instruction is currently available in piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds, strings, accordion, singing, choir and theory. The school presents a faculty concert series as well, and is offering an adult performance class for students. TORONTO ORGAN CLUB presents ... Auditions to be held September 1st - 14th at Grace Church on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Road Call Melva Graham (416) 652-9135 (416) 488-7884 for more information or to book an audition. Dates: October 25 I 99 November 29 I 99 January 31 I 00 February 28 I 00 March 27 I 00 April24 I 00 62 Lunness Road, Etobicoke for info call: (905) 824-4667

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