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Volume 6 Issue 1 - September 2000

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1. Over View Sww OUT OF TI-IE GATE -­ BUT SEPTEMBER STILL A ROUSING sTART TO THE SEASON by Allan Pulker. A few patterns emerge from a quick examination of the listings: a string of nine vocal recitals, eleven chamber music recitals, and three guitar ensemble recitals plus several orchestras' season openers. VOCAL RECITALS On Labour Day, September 4, Music Mondays' final concert will be by soprano, Holly Cluett with Paul Jenkins playing one or more keyboard instruments. Then, after a twelve day gap there will be two recitals on Saturday September 16. The first of these will be given by two sopranos, Christine Chan and Eva Zuber, and two tenors, Thomas Leung and Michael Nasato, a recital of operatic arias and art songs at Christ Church Deer Park. The second, titled "Wagner in Context", is a recital by students of the U. ofT. Opera School presented as part of the Welcome to Part 1 of our 2000/2001 Member Profiles WholeNote is proud to have member support of a tremendous number of flourishing concert organizations, without whose presence in our pages we would be a much paler magazine indeed. As we do every year, once again we offer each one the opportunity to tell you, our · readers, about themselves: who they are, how to get in touch with them, upcoming concert activity, what it is that makes them special. In this and the next two issues we will be publishing season profiles of our members, in their own words. As well, these profiles will be available all year long on our website, · To begin the new season, we welcome the following organizations: -Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra -Calyx Concerts -Jubilate Singers -Jubilate Children's Chorus of Toronto -New Music Concerts -The New Opera and Concerts Centre -Off Centre Music Salon - St. Michael's Choir School :-Sinfonia Toronto - Toronto Cantata Chorus -Toronto Early Music Centre - Voices - York University's Faculty of Fine Arts, Dept. of Music 8 Wholenote SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 - OCTOBER 7, 2000 Concert Notes Liszt, Schubert, Handel and Gluck on the program along with two long scenes from Die Walkiire and arias from Parsifal and The Flying Dutchman. The performers will be Toronto dramatic soprano, Celine Papizewska · and New York tenor, Jonathan Morrell. I asked Morrell when he was in Toronto in mid August how he chose a career in singing. His mother was a Broadway singer, he . • . .. . c told me, which was Celme Papizewska and Jonathan Morrell one influence, but at a Wagner symposium at the Faculty of Mu- very early age he became fascinated by the sic. amalgam of story, music and spectacle that And if we move ahead a couple of makes opera what it is, to the extent that weeks, on October 3 there will be another he went by himself to his first opera, vocal recital featuring the music of Turandot, at the age of eleven. Wagner, also in context, with works by' t t CALYX CONCERTS Artistic Directors: Susan Kutertan, Narelle Martinez ' 28 Indian Road, Toronto, ON M6R 2T9 Tel : (416) 536-6033/Fax 751-1162 Calyx is the circle of leaves which supports a blossom and becomes the frµit. Soprano Narelle Martinez and flutist Susan Kutertan's Calyx Concerts presents Music at Humbercrest, dedicated to ensuring that classical and new music concerts thrive and blossom in an intimate setting in Toronto's West End community. The 2000-2001 third three-concert series opens Saturday, September 30 at 7:30pm with Viva Espana. Dance sensation Claudia Carolina joins Afsane Fanian, guitar, Che Anne Loewen, piano, Ilona Beres, piano, Narelle Martinez and Susan Kutertan, in a classical evening evoking the drama and passion of Spain. The series continues Sunday, December 3 at 2:30pm with Voices of Angels, presenting Kyra Bailey, soprano & choral director, The Mississauga Children's Chorus, and Susan Kutertan. And our Sunday, April 8, 2001 season finale, Awakenings, highlighting the great German composers, features acclaimed duo Simon Fryer, cello and Lydia Wong, piano along with Narelle Martinez and Che Anne Loewen, piano. Call 536-6033 for tickeet information and a brochure. CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Box 51074, 18 Eglinton Square Scarborough ON MlL 2K2 Box Office/Information: 416-879-5566 Web site: Music Director: Robert Raines; · Conductor Emerittls: Clifford Poole Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, a Scarborough based 65 member volunteer community orchestra; presents seven concerts and partners with choirs, dancers and fundraising groups to delight a, growing audience. The 2000/2001 Concert Series promises to be an exciting one. Undei: the · baton of Conductor Robert Raines our first concert of the season will take place on September 24th - 2 pm at the Scarborough Civic Centre. The Young Artists concert is ·free and is held during Arts Week. A total of 5 subscription concerts will be presented on Saturday evenings. This year we will be performing 3 of our five subscription concerts at Stephen Leacock Collegiate Auditorium, 2450 Birchmount Road and 2 concerts at Kew Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Avenue. The season ends with a special concert The Spirit of Arthur Fiedler: at Kew Beach United Church. Tickets: .00, .00, free for children under 12 with adult. Subscription Series: .00, .00. t t t

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