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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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M EM·BERS PROFILES, Welcome to part two of our ·1999/2000 Member Profiles. ' Every year WholeNote looks at the entire season ahead with these Members' Profiles, which, incidentally. are not written by WholeNote but by the members themselves. So what you read here is straight "from the horses mouth". Last month, alas, the gremlins that bedevil any enterprise such as this sank their teeth devilishly deep. Three member profiles, all submitted in timely fashion, were accidentally omitted: Aradia Ensemble, Baroque Music Beside the Grange, and Calyx. Consequently we begin this month s profile section with an apology and the three missing profiles, updated, where possible for publication in October. Profiled last month in WholeNote, and now available for reading on our website at were: Amici Chamber Ensemble Canadian Music Centre Cl'lntores Celestes Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Centuries Opera Association Geordie McDonald, percussion Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association High Park Choirs of Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Music at Metropolitan Mooredale Concerts Mozart Society New Hamilton Orchestra North Toronto Institute of Music North York Singers North York Suzuki School 'J mu 217 Danforth Ave. • ~ (BetweenChester ~ & BroacMew) (416)406·1641 IC New and Used Classical and Jazz CDs Sheet Music~ Reeds~ Strings~ Gifts and Gift Certificates Trade-ins Accepted of Music Orion House Penthelia Singers proVOCE Studios Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Scarborough Philharmonic Shevchenko Musical Ensemble St. James' Cathedral/ Organ Alternatives Tafelmusik Toronto Choral Society Toronto Children's Chorus Toronto Early Music Centre Toronto School of Music Toronto Sinfonietta Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir University Settlement Music & Art School Women's Musical Club of Toronto .>.r--__,York Symphony Orchestra Aradia Ensemble -19 Simpson Ave., Toronto ON M4K 1 A 1 Contact: Tracy Mortimore, Executive Director Phone: 416 461-3471 I Fax: 416 622-6207 Artistic Director: Kevin Mallon Aradia is directed by violinist Kevin Mallon and under the administrative direction of Tracy Mortimore the Executive Director. Aradia has forged collaborations with many diverse arts groups: such as the Isadora Duncan and Baroque dancers, and the Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble, and has made two music videos, a film sound track, and recorded four CDs for Naxos records. Their second CD, Music for the Sun King, was awarded Recording of the month from the British Classic FM magazine in September 1998 and has sold 20,000 copies worldwide. For the second year Aradia presents their concert season at Glenn Gould Studio. The first concert is on October 2 at 8.00pm. Titled Capriccio Stravagante it features music by Farina, Castello, Corelli, Scarlatti, Vivaldi & Sammartini, and guest artist Alison Melville on recorder. The December 11 and 12 seasonal concert is titled In Nativitatem Domini Canticum. January 20's concert commemorates the 250th anniversary of the death of J.S. Bach in a program titled Joys and Sorrows of Bach with actor Tom McCamus recreating the role of Bach from the film series "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach". March 24, 25 The Green Fields of Canada takes as its theme the I 50th anniversary of the Irish potato famine, with the stage shared by Aradia regulars Kevin Mallon, Wendy Solomon and Tracy Mortimore, along with "Wild Geese" (traditional Irish) and several other guests. And May 18 and 19 in Terpsicore (Muse of the Dance) Baroque dancers Marie-Natalie Lecoursier and Edgar Tumak help in the recreation of 17th century Versailles and of Handel's England. The group will embark on two international tours: In July 2000, Aradia will be the featured ensemble-in-residence at the New Zealand Festival. Then in September 2000, Aradia will be off to the Haydn Festival in Doini Lukavicie, Prague. Aradia will be the first Canadian group to perform in the festival! Baroque Music Beside the Grange Tel: 416-588-4301 Fax: 416-588-3882 Artistic Director: Alison Melville ~~~~~~~2;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~t Baroque Music Beside the -~ Grange celebrates its sixteenth season of concerts in 1999-2000. Our Seven Superb Concerts on FinesT QMahry Hand Cxar:re3 Vzollns. Vzolas & Cellos call fOR apf'OlliTOJeltr Phone/Fax 416 533 5844 http:/ ,/w' period instruments feature some of Canada's leading performers in the fields of Baroque and Classical music. The lively acoustic and intimate setting of the historic Church of St. George the Martyr help to create an enjoyable and entertaining experience for audience and performers alike. The season begins on October 3 with a tribute to the music of 17th century Mantuan, Salomone Rossi, in a program of instrumental and vocal music in Hebrew and Italian. Beyond the Baroque, November 14, with Courtney Wfstco~ , bar~que flute and John Edwards, lute, traces 'this instrument combination into the music of 18th

century Gennany. January 23 brings Damsels in Distress, tragic cantatas from the French and Italian Baroque about mythic and biblical women. D 'amore d 'merrier, February 13 , ushers in Valentine's Day with a concert featuring the viola d'amore in a concert of rare repertoire from Swedish libraries. Other season highlights: Classical Quintets (March 18) features the brilliant quintets for fortepiano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven; Bach's Lunch (April I) is devoted to the master's chamber music; and This Fiery Madnesse (June 3), performed by a special COURTESY: TORONTO CONSORT gathering of musicians from London, Toronto, and Ottawa, brings the season to a triumphant close, in a program of music from Baroque England and Italy. Some of the performers over the course of the season include Wash McClain, Laura Pudwell, Marie Bouchard, Thomas Georgi, Heather Toews, Alison Melville, Colin Savage and Courtney Westcott. Full subscriptions (7 concerts), mini-subscriptions (choice of three) and individual ticket sales are available. Call 588-4301 for a brochure. Calyx Artistic Directors: Ilona Beres, Susan Kutertan, Narelle Martinez c/o 16 Glen Robert Drive, Toronto ON M4B 1J5 Phone: (416) 757-5406 I Fax: (416) 751-1162 Calyx takes its name from the circle of leaves beneath the petals of a flower which embrace and support it - the part of the blossom which becomes the fruit: an appropriate name for an ensemble dedicated to ensuring that classical and new music concerts thrive and blossom. Soprano Narelle Martinez, flutist Susan Kutertan, and pianist Dona Beres, have joined forces in Calyx and the fruits of their efforts can be seen in the release of their first CD this fall, in performances throughout the 1999/2000 season and in their role as artistic directors of the successful Music at Humbercrest concert series. Now in its second season, Music at, Humbercrest brings classical music in an intimate setting to Toronto's West End community. The 1999/2000 three-concert subscription series opened last month with Butterfly - a night at the opera, featuring soprano Narelle Martinez and tenor Lenard Whiting in an evening of some of the most beautiful and best loved operatic arias and ducts. The series continues with Sounds of Love & Legend presenting harpist Sharlene Wallace and flutist Susan Kutertan in a concert of Classical beauty, Celtic dances, and South American rhythms (Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 2:30pm). Violinist Atis Bankas and pianist Ilona Beres weave a Rofrnlntic Serenade for the series finale (Sunday, March 5, 2000 at 2:30 pm). In addition, Calyx presents a benefit concert at Humbercrest for the Runnymede Chronic Care Hospital on Friday, May 12, 2000 at 7:30 pm. For further infonnation: (416) 536-6033. A warm leNote welcome to: The Academy Concert Series 18 Aldeburgh Connection 18 All The King's Voices 18 The Amadeus Choir of Greater Torontc5 1'8 Amadeus Ensemble 18 Artword Theatre 18 Bach Childr.en's Chorus 19 Bell' Arte Singers 19 CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musicians amateurs du Canada) 19 Canadian Children's Opera Chorus 19 Canadian Music Competitions 19 The Canadian Singers 19 Christ Church Deer Park 20 Church of the Holy Trinity 20 , Collaborations 20 Creative Artist Productions 20 DANCEOREMUSDANSE20 The DCAT Chorus 20 D.G. Concert Productions 21 Duo t: lntemporel 21 East York Choir 21 Elmer lseler Singers 21 Esprit Orchestra 21 Etobicoke Community Concert Band 21 Exultate Chamber Singers 22 Faculty of Music, University of Toronto 22 Fridays at Eight Lawrence Park 22' GILPIN ENTERPRISES 22 Glenn Gould Studio 22 The Gryphon Trio 22 Hampton Avenue 22 Lakeshore Arts 48 Maureen Smith Music Studio 48 The Mississauga Symphonic 48 Music at St. John's: Concerts with a Cause 48 Music TORONTO 48 Music Umbrella 49 Music at Willowdale 49 The New Guitar 49 The North Toronto Women's Chamber Choir 49 Off Centre Music Series 49 The Ontario Folk Harp Society 49 Orchestra Toronto 50 Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) 50 Orpheus Choir of Toronto 50 Riverdale Ensemble 50 Royal Conservatory of Music 50 Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music 50 Sinfonia Toronto 51 The Singerstudio 51 Toronto Camerata 51 The Toronto Consort 51 Toronto Philharmonia 51 Toronto Symphony Orchestra 52 Toronto Wind Orchestra 52 The Trillium Brass Quintet 52 Tryptych Productions 52 Vesnivka Choir 52 VocaiPoint Chamber Choir 52

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