place to advertise harps for sale or rent. Monthly harper circles are a good place to meet and jam. Some circles are workshops in technique, repertoire, or history. Our first workshops take place October 9 with Debbie Brewin Wilson and November 14 with Sharlene Wallace To come out to a circle, or become a member, call membership secretary, Janet Gadesk.i at 416 234-2995. Her e-mail is email@example.com. Orchestra Toronto www.orchestratoronto.org Contact: Frances Shakov, Manager Phone/Fax: 41 6 467-7142 firstname.lastname@example.org "This orchestra is so much fun! " says Music Director Douglas Sanford. "Their talent, musicillnship and repertoire far exceed that of any other community orchestra!" The 1999-2000 Season features five inspiring Saturdays at the intimate Leah Posluns Theatre. In our tradition of playing accessible Canadian works, the season opens October 23 with the late Harry Somers' North Country. The December 11 concert features Sahali: The Great Moon, by British Columbia-based Imant Raminsh. The Season also features three of our principal players: Senya Trubashnik: Bellini s Concerto for Oboe in E Flat Major December 11; cellist Karen Henderson: Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme April 8; and Michele Frensch: Rodrigo's Concerto for Flute May 17. We also feature two challenging symphonies: Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 4 February 26, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 May 27. Tickets: call (416) 467-7142 during office hours, or at the door. Subscriptions on sale until the second concert, December 11. Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) Contact: Mary Maxis Lumsden, President 41 6 693-5099 393 Main St., Toronto ON M4C 4X9 Phone: 416 694-0296 www.ormtetoronto.org Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA) was founded in 1885 as an association of independent music teachers. All members hav~ met the requirements for membership. ORMTA 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 auditions and recitals, and student and teacher performances. Members can also participate in zone, provincial, and national events, and attend provincial and national conventions. Members also get 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. Orpheus Choir of Toronto P.O. Box 662 Station F Toronto Ontario M4Y 2N6 www.orpheus.on.ca phone: (416) 530-4428 Music Director: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor The Orpheus Choir of Toronto will perform a four concert season this year "Choral Gems to Crown the Century". It's a season of 20th century choral works celebrating some of this century's greatest composers. Our first concert on October 22, 1999 will be a tribute to American composer Randall Thompson. Our Christmas concert December 10, 1999 will highlight British composers with Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Concert 3 will be a chance to hear John Rutter's Requiem on March 2, 2000. Our final concert of the season, June 2nd 2000, will be a performance of Scott Macmillan's Celtic Mass of the Sea and a premiere of a new work by this Canadian composer. All concerts are on Fridays at 8 pm. Now in its 36th season, the choir continues its commitment to the discovery, preservation and performance of fine choral music in Toronto. Riverdale Ensemble Contact: Daniel Kushner Phone: 416 465-7 443 I Fax: 465-6256 The Riverdale Ensemble, formerly the Riverdale Concert Society (Stephen Fox, clarinet and saxophone; Daniel Kushner, violin; and Ellen Meyer, piano), is pleased to announce its fourth season at The Chapel, Victoria University, 91 Charles Street West. We will present duos and trios from the inexplicably neglected chamber works of the 20th century English renaissance, featuring Lennox Berkeley, Herbert Howells, York Bowen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and many more English, Canadian and European composers. This winter we will record a CD of trios on the Furiant label, for spring 2000 release. Royal Conservatory of Music Dr. Peter S'mon, President Community School, Margaret Chasins, Dean Glenn Gould Professional School, Rennie Regehr, Dean Learning Through the Arts, Angela Elster, Director 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto MSS 1 W2 PH: 416-408-2824; FAX: 416-408-3096 www.rcmusic.ca The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is one of Canada's most significant national institutions. It is an independent, non-profit educational organization. Since 1886, its activities have involved over 3 million Canadians. * Alumni include Glenn Gould, Teresa Stratas and Jon Vickers, David Foster, Liona Boyd, Paul Shaffer, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Richard Raymond, Amanda Marshall, Ben Heppner, Em Griner, and recent CBC Competition winner, Stephen Ham. * The Glenn Gould Professional School, Canada's national music school, offers innovative curriculum for young professionals, attracting students from all parts of Canada and the world. * The RCM Community School comprises 5,000 local students in a wide range of programs, and is a leader in developing and testing new methods and curriculum. * Learning Through the Arts TM (LTTA) is aimed at transforming teaching and learning in the public school system. It launched nationally for the benefit of 20,000 students in September, after a successful 5-year pilot in Toronto. SINE NOMINE Ensemble for Medieval Music Address: 59 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario MSS 2C4 Phone: 416-638-9445 I Fax: 416-926-7292 E-mail email@example.com Contact: Andrea Budgey or Randell Rosenfeld Rosenfeld and Budgey SINE NOMINE brings medieval music to modern audiences, enriching the present with music of the past, and leading those who experience it to consider the world in which it was first heard, and the perspective of those who created it. Our concerts include
vocal and instrumental music from the 10th- 15th centuries, with readings, and, occasionally, collaborative projects with performers from other musical traditions. We research our repertoire and the culture in which it developed, and approach it from a fresh often improvisational direction, creating performances which a medieval audience would recognise, and a modern audience can enjoy. Tickets usually /. SINE NOMINE's season concerts will be in December, March, and May - contact us for details. This fall: "Music of Medieval Nunneries" in the TEMC/ROM series, October I 0 at 2:30, and a programme exploring the intersection of the medieval and traditional spheres of music at the Music Gallery, November 3. Sinfonia Toronto Music Director: Nurhan Arman 264 Bloor St. W., Box 52545, Toronto ON M5S 3C5 Phone/Fax 416 499-0403 firstname.lastname@example.org homepages.go.comr sinfoniatoronto/ index.html Box Office: CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Phone 41 6 205-5555 I Fax 416 205-5551 Sinfonia Toronto's inaugural season features six performances in the CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Sinfonia Toronto's mission is to create a world-class professional chamber orchestra, offering our world-class city the wonderful wealth of string orchestra repertoire. In the tradition of great chamber orchestras, Sinfonia Toronto's fourteen virtuoso strings will play standing, as Music Director Nurhan Annan builds a dynamic ensemble with the power and brilliance of each musician's soloquality performance. Maestro Arman's ebullient style has inspired chamber orchestras in Paris, Milan, Lisbon, Denver and Mexico City as well as Canada. The orchestra debuts Saturday evening, October 30, in an eclectic program featuring works by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikowsky plus Bach and Finzi, with Canadian pianist Jane Coop. Tickets for Sinfonia Toronto concerts are adult, senior and student. Contact the box office at 416 205-5555, or call 416 499-0403 for information. The Singerstudio Director: Jacqueline Juriansz Address: 119 Harcourt Ave. Toronto ON M4J 1J3 Other Locations: Kingston Rd./Victoria Park, Bathurst/Bioor Phone & Fax: 416.778.0828 Web site: www.kindermusik.ca E-mail: email@example.com All singers are unique in their talents and interests. The aesthetic result for the amateur can be the equivalent of a Met performance for the professional. The Singerstudio offers: private lessons, vocal coaching, and performance opportunities. Also available, private or group lessons for young singers: Melody Makers: ages 8-11 and Your Changing Voice: ages 12-15. The Singerstudio offers Kindermusik - a music program for children newborn through 7 years of age which nurtures creativity and whole child development--including the physical, emotional, cognitive, language, social and musical. Children and parents enjoy music and movement together. No pressure, no performance, just fun! Young singers will perform Cinderella in the Garden A 'tongue in cheek' thematic recital including songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella". Sunday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at The Singerstudio, 119 Harcourt Ave. (Pape/Danforth) Toronto Camerata c/o Lora Crighton, Treasurer, 51 Eastwood Rd., Toronto ON M4L 2C6 www.torontocamerata.org Contact and General Inquiries: Erika Giesl, President. Phone: 416 506-1293 x548; firstname.lastname@example.org Artistic Director: Melva Treffinger Graham. Phone: 416 488-7884 x17; email@example.com Marketing I Publicity Coordinator: Ania Jakobs. Phone: 416 298-5141 x2642; firstname.lastname@example.org (w); email@example.com (h) Celebrating its TENTH season, the Toronto Camerata invites you to a free Open House on October 2 at 7:30 pm (25 Wanless Ave). You will meet our new Director, Melva Treflinger Graham and be introduced to a mixed chorus specializing in a cappella music. The chorus was founded in 1990 by Arthur Wenk, to resemble the 17111 century Florentine Camerata, that explored the relationship between poetry and music. The Toronto Camerata's vision is to foster the appreciation of unaccompanied choral music through concerts, broadcasts and recordings. Please browse our web site: www.torontocamerata.org for information on concert schedules, available CD recordings, the Annual Folksong Competition, and ... how to join us. Ms. Graham says, "the experience of singing together with only the sound of the voices is an intimate and inspiring one. It gets us inside the music, and teaches us about each other. Once you've tried it, you'll be hooked!" The Toronto Consort Artistic Director: David Fallis 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto M58 1 X7 Box Office: (416) 964-6337 The Toronto Consort is Canada's leading ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since its founding in 1972, the Toronto Consort has delighted audiences across North America and Europe with its inventive performances of this haunting repertoire. Some of Canada's leading early music specialists have come together to form the Toronto Consort, whose members include both singers and instrumen, talists. For the 1999/2000 season, the Toronto Consort offers a series of five concerts at : Trinity St. Paul's United Church: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea on November 19 and 20; Yuletide music on December 10 and II with special guests . David Greenberg, Ben Grossman and Katherine Hill; an evening of music and words on February 25 with storyteller Susan Kennedy; American enseml?le Piffaro performs a programme of lively · Renaissance music on March 24; the season closes on April28 and 29, when the King's Noyse joins the Toronto Consort to perform French Renaissance music. Toronto Philharmonia Artistic Director: Kerry Stratton 1210 Sheppard Ave. E., Suite 109, Toronto ON M2K 1 E3 Phone: 416 499-2204 I Fax: 416 490-9739 Contact: AI Kowalenko, CAE, Executive Director The Toronto Philharmonia (formerly the North York Symphony) kicked off its inaugural season September 23rd, and continues with a series of themed concerts - Strauss Centennial (Karen Baumgartel, mezzo), October 28; Great Classics (Amanda Forsyth, cello) November 11; The Real Music of Christmas (Yorkminster Songsters) December 12; Mozart in Prague (Eric Shaw, tenor; Boris Krajny, piano) January 20; Viva Vivaldi (orchestra sqJoists) February 17; J?hn O'Conor's Brahms (John O'Conor, p1ano) March 11; New Worlds (Yamaha pianists Andrea Ho, Rajini Renasothie) March 16; Kurt Weill Centennial (Arkady Yanivker, violin; Georg Kugi, guest conductor) April 12; Puccini Romance (Laura Whalen, soprano; Peter Collins, tenor) April 27;, Celtic Concert (Jasper Wood, violin) May 3; and A Russian Evening (Peter Stoll, saxophone) May 25.