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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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garnering rave reviews internationally and - reinforces Amici's reputation as one of · Canada's foremost ensembles. "One of the best recorded versions of the Quatuor ... all the intimate detail is crisply focused ... clear and precise; .. a distinguished, thoughtful interpretation."­ Gramophone ARBOR OAK Artistic Director/ Administrator: Lany Beckwith Mail: 80 Monarch Park Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 4R2 Tel: 416-778-4923 E-mail: Website: Arbor Oak was founded in the fall of 1988 by harpsichordist Stephanie Martin, violist da gamba Todd Gilman and violinist I:arry Bec;kwith. Our aim was to present Baroque chamber concerts on original instruments, juxtaposing familiar and unfamiliar repertoire. Over the subsequent years, Arbor Oak has given doz~ns · ofprograms highlighting all of the ' genres of Baroque music: chamber, solo, vocal solo, choral, orchestral, opera. . Arbor Oak presents two large concerts and· two smaller ones, this year, although all programs promise to be highlights. We are happy to announce our return to Massey College. We will fill the intimate surroundings of the Upper Library with the incomparable music of Bach and Couperin. We look forward immensely to a program of consort music by Anthony Holborne, couplep with the crafty chansons ofOrlando di Lassus. And the season is capped with two performances ofHandel's Acis and Gala tea. Handel's exquisite tribute to love and nature features the exciting young singers Michiel Schrey, Teri Dunn, Colin Ainsworth and Paul Grindlay. Please join us! ARKEll SCHOOLHOUSE GAllERY Owners: Peter and Geraldine Ysselstein 843 Watson Rd. S., Arkell ON NOB 1CO Tel: 519-763-7528 e-mail: Peter and Geraldi1;1e Ysselstein's sixth season of concerts in the historic 1862 Arkell Schoolhouse provide listeners an intimate evening of world cl&ss, professional live music in a picturesque rural setting. The original castiron school bell announces each concert's start, and there is fresh apple cider at intermission. Jacques Israelievitch, TSO concertmaster described Schoolhouse acoustics as "perfect". October: annual Arkell Harvest Harpfest featuring Sharlene Wallace; Brenda Lewis with Tony Quarrington on jazz guitar, mandolin and dobro. November: Arthur Leblanc String Quartet; Jasper Wood, violinist. Chri.stmas program: "Three Old Fri~nds at Arkell," with Mose Scarlett, )ackie Washington and Ken Whiteley. January to May: Katherine Wheatley and Cate Friesen; cellist Denise Djokic; Michael Kaeshammer; Anton Kuerti, piano with Kristine Bogyo, cello; Tanglefoot; Sibylle Marquardt, flute; and Wilma van Berkell, guitar. And in June, the Arkell Solstice Piano Festival features Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach. All concerts are Saturdays at 8 pm. Tickets, generally . Directions: 401W to Guelph; Brock Rd. 46N; just before Guelph, right onto Arkell Rd; in Arkell, right on Watson Rd 3 properties to # 843. ARRAYMUSIC Artistic Director: Allison Cameron Administrator: position open on September 10, 2001 Mail: 60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 218, Toronto, ON, M6K 1X9 Tel: 416-532-3019 Fax: 416-532-9797 E-mail: Web~ite: Currently in our 30th season, ARRAYMUSIC exists to provide composers with an environment in which they are free to take risks, challenge themselves, and push the traditional boundaries of musical expression. Our core values focus on creativity and experimentation, multi-disciplinary exploration; and the sharing, communication, and outreach afforded by artistic exchange. Since we encourage risk-taking, we recognize that both successful and less successful experimentation are valuable in the process of artistic growth. The ARRAYMUSIC ensemble, our most visible program, is an eight-member performing group recognized worldwide for its innovative programming and virtuosic performance. The 2001/02 Toronto concert season for the ensemble encompasses five mainstage events: September 16 - a memorial concert anq CD launch featuring music by MichaelJ. Baker; November 24- a collaboration with Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble as part of the Massey Hall New Music Festival; January 18 - a concert of music by composers from Canada and Denmark; Mar-ch 8 - music for piano and ensemble on International Women's Day; and June 2- the final concert of annual Young Composers' Workshop. I THE ASsociATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Artistic Director: Raymond Chan Administrator: Genevieve Habel Mail: 900 Yonge Street, Suite 1404, Toronto, ON M4W3P5 Tel: 416-693-9953 E-mail: The Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are people who love classical music and desire to support the TSO through activities in various artistic and cultural communities. We organize events that showcase the talents of the TSO and·the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as musicians aspiring to join these _fine orchestras. The raison d'etre of the Associates is the Five SmaU Concerts series, held in Trinity-St. Paul's Church in doWntown Toronto. Performances are wide-ranging in scope and feature members of the TSO and their guests. P4 MUSIC MOSAIC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 We gather monthly in an informal setting to sip wine, nibble on hors d'oeuvres and delight in the performance of invited guests such as contralto Maureen Forrester, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, and domra player extraordinaire Tamara Volskaya. The Associates hold an annual special event highlighting outstanding musical performers. Past events have had as their headliner ISO concert master Jacques Israelievitch, pianist Fabio Mastrangelo, and the jazz/classical group The Galaxy Trio. 2001 features the versatile lyric tenor Mark DuBois. Proceeds from this event support the Five SmaU Concerts series. AUTUMN LEAF OPERA & PERFORMANCE Thorn Sokoloski, Artistic Producer " Autumn Leaf Performance, P.O. Box 1231 Station F Toronto, ON M4Y 2V8 Tel: 416-363-1677 I FAX: 416-363-1644 , Since 1992 Autumn Leaf has produced over 30 operatic works by Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Alain Thibault, Jean Piche, Juhan Puhm, Wende Bartley. John Oswald; Ahrned Hassan, Rainer Wiens, Peter Hannan and Claude Vivier. International composers ·have included Gitrgio Battistelli, Hans Werner ' Henze, Arnold Schoenberg, Steve Reich, Jean Barraque and Giacinto Scelsi. Autumn Leaf has been recorded by CBC and Radio France, coordinated the 1995 International New-Op(era) Conference and presently hosts OperaZone on CIUT-FM 89.5 radio. In 2000-01, Autumn Leaf premiered Wende Bartley's,Eiectric Flesh at the Opera de Lyon with the Musique-en-scene Festival, Ahrned Hassan's 14 Remembered at Massey Hall and a lauded international tour of Claude Vivier's Kopemikus in eo-production with the Bairff : ; Centre and France, including the Banff ' Summer Festival, Musica Festival in Strasbourg, Huddersfield Festival in Engla~d. Opera de Montreal and Toronto's MacMillan Theatre. For its 2001-02 season, Autumn Leaf will present Gyorgy Kurtag'sKajka Fragments and 2000 Voices 2000 Dreams, a multi-media public art event conceived by Thorn Sokoloski with music composed by Lesley Barber. · THE BACH CHILDREN'S OIORUS AND BACH CHAMBER YOUTH OIOIR Founder and Music Director: Linda Beaupre Administrator: Jane Greenwood Mail: 23 Mossbank Drive, Toronto, ON M1G 2C1 Tel: 416-431-0790 Fax: 416-431-7554 Email: Website: The Bach Children's c;horus now totals 200 singers, aged 6 and up in four choirs (three . treble choirs and one youth choir.) They have developed a reputation throughout Toro'n~o''\; for their beautiful, musical sound and professional approach. The Bach Chamber Youth Choir, now in its sixth season, is a choir for boys with changed

voices and girls aged 16 and older. This choir performs high quality SATB music and rehearses Sunday evenings at Cliffcrest United Church. . This fall the Choir will release its third CD, Outside the Snow is Falling, a Christmas recording featuring performances by all four choirs in the organization. The choir's other CDs are, Land ofTomorrow and Here's To Spng. Pther highlights include performing with the Amadeus Choir in their seasonal December concert and joining the Yorkmiristrels in their production of]oseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. ·BAROQUE MUSIC BESIDE THE GRANGE Artistic Directors: Alison Melville & Col in Savage Mail: 316 Concord Ave., Toronto, ON M6H 2P6 Tel: 416-588-4301 Fax: 416-588-3882 Email: BMBG's 18th season of concerts displays the eclectic repertoire and intriguing personnel combinations which have become their trademark. String music by Leclair and Locatelli graces the opening concert on October 7, followed by a rare program of quartets for clarinet/basset horn and strings on November 11. Our festive contribution is an offering of consort music for recorders and voice on Dec. 16, and in the new year you can enjoy concerts of music for twp flutes, bassoon and harpsichord ijan. 13); ·~Music of Restoration London" (Mar. 2); treats for horn, recorder, .violin and continuo (May 12); and a dazzling German Baroque seas' on-ender on June 2. Our performers number amongst Canada's best, our venue is unbeatable, and subscriptions to all seven concerts only cost ( srfst)! Individual tickets (). All concerts are at the Church of St. George-the­ Martyr. Contact us for a copy of our season brochure. Quotes from a recent audience survey: "A great program in a lovely setting. Terrific music. You have it all!" "Excellent hall, great performers, no pretension." BEU.'ARTE SINGERS 39 Os.bome Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 3A8 Tel: 416-699-5879 Fax: 905-420-1651 The Bell'Arte Singers, fresh off a tour of Northern Italy; are gearing up for their thirteenth interesting season of music making. Performances in Florence, Bologna, and Venice, including an informal visit with Prime Minister and Mrs. Chretien in attendance at Santa Maria del Fiore, are now just memories, but memories can be re-lived. November 10, Spm at Christ Church Deer Park, Bell'Arte presents Reflections ofltaly. lt'!~Y is celebrating the 100'h anniversary of Verdi's death, and so will we! This concert will be the first in a series of three with an added concert in June, part of the International Choral Festival, featuring the Central Baptist Choir of Hungary. Conductor Lee Willingham, in his recently completed doctoral dissertation, focussed on human encounters in arts experiences. His thesis, A Community of Voices, was in fact, a study of the effects of belonging to this choir. The voices of reflection and personal narrative speak to the power of art, and the restorative and rejuvenating qualities of singing together in community. to the very bl!st of one's ability. and our fees are among the most affordable in North America. Participants may opt for a residential or day program, for one week or two. CANADIAN CHII.DREN'S OPERA CHORUS 227 Front St. E., Toronto, ON M5E lE Tel: 416-366-0467 Fax: 416-363-5584 Ann Cooper Gay, Artistic/Music Director Nancy Handrigan, Gen.eral Manager ---------"'1'-------- 'Paula.Giick, Assistant Manager BELLEFAIR UNITED CHUROI CHOIR E-mail: Web: Minister of Music: Mervin Fick 2 Bellefair Ave., Toronto; ON M4L 3T8 Tel: 416-691-3951 Fax: 416-691-9111 · E-mail: Every Sunday the Bellefair Choir brings its musical leadership to the worship service at Beilefair United Church in the Beaches area of Toronto. We are a welcoming, all-volunteer choir of more than 30 members (SATB) and have served the church and Beaches community for more than a quarter of a century. Our repertoire includes choral works from the past 500 years, from classical to gospel. Regular highlights of the choir year · include its annual Carol Service, usually held the last Sunday before Christmas, and Good Friday and Easter services. Special services and concerts are offered throughout the year. For more details on upcoming events, or to join this non-auditioned, yet excellent, choir, contact Bellefair United.Church (416-691-3951). CAMMAC (CANADIAN AMATEUR MUSICIANS I MUSICIENS AMATEURS DU CANADA) lnfonnation Hotline: 416-421-0779 Membership: 1-888-622-8755 Recorder Players' Society: Una Jane Tallentire Tel: 416-322-5111 E-mail: Cedar Glen Summer Music Centre: 905-642-8706 E-mail: General e-mail: Webslte: Founded in 1953, CAMMAC has'five regional chapters providing learning and performing opportunities for music lovers in a friendly, . supportive atmosphere. CAMMAC has a National office, newsletter, music library, and summer music centres in Ontario and Quebec. Our Toronto chapter presents the McMichael Gallery's Sunday concert series. This season, Toronto CAMMAC offers a variety of readings and workshops, including Scott MacMillan's Celtic Mass (Pierre Perron, Oct. 21); band/winds workshop (Bruce Redstone, Oct. 28); chamber music workshop for strings ijan. 2002); and Mozart's C Major Mass (Lydia Adams, May 5). Activities are open to members and non-members. Our Hotline and Website provide details on all our events. Call the Recorder Players' Society for information on their upcoming season's activities. Our Summer Music Centre offers a unique opportunity for amateur musicians of all levels to learn and perform With an outstanding faculty. We provide comprehensive programs for singers and instrumentalists, The CCOC was founded in 1968 to give musical and dramatic training to children who would be available to participate in Canadian Opera Company productions requiring children's voices. The organization also commissions , and produces operas for children and presents these and concert programs in the Toronto region and on tour. Founder, Ruby Mercer also founded Opera Canada magazine, and formerly sang with the Metropolitan Opera. Music Directors have included Lloyd Bradshaw, Derek Holman and John Tuttle. July 2000, Ann Cooper Gay was appointed Music/Artistic Director and main chorus conductor. CCOC main chorus consists of up to eighty boys and girls- ages 7-16- who perform choral and operatic repertoire. Since 1968, performances per season have grown from fourteen to over fifty. To accommodate the growing interest of younger musicians (ages 7-11), two Apprentice Choruses were established in 1988. In 1999 a third training chorus, the Ruby Chorus - named in honour of our founder - was created to introduce 5-6 year-olds to the world of music. Conductors Lynn Janes and Teri .Dunn direct the Apprentice Chorus programs. CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE Executive Director: Ellsabeth Bihl Address: 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J95 Tel: 416-961-6601 Fax: 416-961-7198 E-mail: Website: The CMC exists to promote and disseminate the music of Canadian composers. Its library houses 15,000 scores to date, both published and unpublished; some 4000 recordings, biographical files, and program notes on over 530 Canadian composers. Scores may be borrowed free of charge and CD listening facilities are available. The CMC also operates a worldwide mail order CD distribution service for its own CENTRE-DISCS label as well as for independent contemporary Canadian music recordings representing over 600 titles in its catalogue. The CMC provides services to its associate composers including archival services, printing and binding services, registration of all new works, distribution services, and royalty payments. Currently the CMC is undergoing a massive digitization of its over 1.4 million pages of music to be available on the Internet in the near future. As a MUSIC MOSIAC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001·2002 P5

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