CONCERT NOTES •!• OVERVIEW, continued interesting repertoire that has been well prepared, is well worth getting to know. On September 17 trombonist, Janice Owens and pianist, Arlene Kies will give a recital at Trinity-St. Paul's Church. And the TSOs "Evening Overtures"-chamber music series begins on September 21 at Roy Thomson· Hall with Tchaikowsky's String Quartet # 1. September 23 the three Chu sisters will play together at the Studio Theatre· at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. And the next evening flautist, Margot Rydall and· guitarist, Ivan Zilman will perform music from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The following week the universities add their voices to the'mix, with saxophonist, David Mott and bass clarinetist, Rhonda Rindone performing at York University at half past twelve on September 27 and violinist, Atis Bankas and pianist, Michael Kim playing at the University of Toronto on September 28. Later that day the RCM presents a concert of The Kubica/van Berke/ Duo music for stringed instruments, including erhu, piano and chamber orchestra. Also at the RCM on the evening of October 5 there's a chamber music concert cutely styled "Sextet in the City." And the same evening the Emerson Quartet will be in town , with quartets by Shostakovich and Beethoven, to open what looks like a very promising 21-concert season from Music Toronto. GU'ITAR ENSEMBLES If you like guitar music and you're in Toronto in late September a.nd early October, then you're definitely in the right place at the right time! The Great Lakes Guitar Duo, Steven c: Thachuk and Ken Meyer, open the U ~ of T Faculty of Music's Thursday 8 Noon Series on. September 21. The -g Montreal Guitar Trio play at St. ~ Matthias' Church on Bellwoods Av ~ enue on September 24 and the ~ Kubica V~m Berkel Dm;> opens the 8 Leaside Concert Series on October 1. ~ORCHESTRAS The Toronto Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a bang this year, Friday, September 15 performing Prokofiev's exciting Alexander Nevsky film score with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and contralto, Ewa Podles under conductor Michael Lankester in sync with the Eisenstein film! I can't imagine a better way to see the film or to hear a live p_erformance of the score. Tafelmusik opens another season on September 20 with a program of J.S. . u t t t Member profiles/ 2000, continued from page 10 THE NEW OPERA AND CONCERTS CENTRE Director and Producer: Mila Filatova Phone/Fax: (416)604-155 7 Email: the firstname.lastname@example.org Announcing the opening of The New Opera and Concerts Centre! Be a part of this innovative vocal, musical, and movement oriented experience. The New Opera and Concert Centre will provide a venue for artists from various disciplines to develop repertoire,from the Renaissance to new milliennium • composers in an intense and supportive study environment. After a per.iod of detailed musical and dramatic preparation, singers will have an opportunity to perform in a public performance. The first production of the season will be Rossini's Barber of Seville in November of 2000. Future projects will include Slavic opera', solo and chamber vocal works, Instrumental ensembles, and the melding of voice, dance and instrumental music. For further information and audition time, contact Mila Filatova, , Director and Producer at (416)604-1557. 12 Wholenote SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 - OCTOBER 7, 2000 OFF CENTRE Music-SALON Artistic Di rectors: Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin Nlailing address: 968 Logan Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 3E,5 For information call: (416) 466-1870 For tickets call: (416) 205-5555 - Glenn Gould Studio Box Office Imagine world class music, sipping coffee and nibbling on pastries in the intimacy of a period drawing room. Off Centre Music Salon, led by pianists Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis, blends music, poetry, art, European delicacies and rpmance in a unique homage to the 19th century Salon. This superb six conce'rt bouquet offers an intimate venue for the finest international performers, as well as rising young Canadian artists. This year's season includes Russell Braun, Isabel , Bayrakdarian, Norine. Burgess, Michael Colvin, Elizabeth Turnbull, Jacques Israelievitch, Joel Quarrington, Carolyn Maule, Erika Raum, Robert Pomakov, Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis. · Some of Canada's finest actors including Martha Burns, Susan Coyne, Patricia Hamilton, Diana LeBianc, Diego Matamoros, Albert Schultz and William Webster will present poetry and prose readings. Radio hosts Catherine Belyea, Eric Friesen, Stuart Hamilton and Rick Philips, Stephen Cera and eminent Princeton University Professor Caryl Emerson will each introduce one program with his/her own entertaining style. ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR S~HOOL Mailing address: 66 Bond Street, Toronto ON M5B 1X2 Phone: 416-393-5£18 Director: Harry Hodson Tour D irector: Brian Rae Founded in 1937 by the late Monsignor Ronan, St. Michael's Choir School has become the most famous Choir School in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto, the · cathol.ic all-boys school provides a full academic program integrated with a complete musical education from Grade 3 to OAC. Its mission is to nurture the joy of music in its students and to share that joy with others. · From September to June, the school choirs provide Sunday choral ser\iices at St. Michael's Cathedral. At Christmas, the school presents its annual Christmas concert at Massey Hall and tours twice each year (Christmas and .spring) giving concerts around the world including North America, the Caribbean and Europe. The Choir School has made numero us recordings, including Christmas Garland released in November 1999. For more information about the school, its history, concerts, tours or recordings please visit ou web page at www.smcs.on.ca or call 416- 393-5518.
@AunmoNs The NOrth Toronto Womm·s Chamber Ckw is holding auditions for women interested in joining a team of dedicated singers who enjoy performing both fun & challenging music covering a variety of styles. · lf you are able to make a commitment to this exciting choir & _can r.ead musi.c, call Anne Yardley qt (.µ6/ 485-2259 for an .audition or more information. Gary A Toronto's center for Clarinets & Oboes · Sales * Repairs Brasswind . *Rentals* 720 Bathurst St .. Suite 502 (Just south of Bloor) Te l: 416-535-6000 T11ll-free 1-800-356-4025 Warranty Repair Depot Used insiruments bought & sold O~byFOX f. Lorie; ~~ tlie sound post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos & bows expert repairs & rehairs strings & accessories at guaranteed low~st prices Canada's largest stock of string music fast mail order service all prices in CDN $ - Not a US $price in the store! 93 Grenville St., Toronto MSS 1B4 tel (416) 971"-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 THE TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY ENSEMBLE ail auditioned chamber choir, .is seeking new members for September. Mixed reperfoire includes classics to jazz. Performances, 4-6 per year, include concerts & charitable functions. Rehearsals located in the downtown core. Director: Geoffrey Butler. For an audition please respond by Sept. 30th. I Call Debrah Micucci@90S-764-5140 SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 - OCTOBER 7, 2000 Wholenote 13