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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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considered by many to be among the most innovative for music study in the world. Some notable graduates include: St. Lawrence String Quartet, Naida Cole, Mariko Anraku, Barbara Croall and Isabel Bayrakdarian. , Each season, The Royal Conservatory of Music presents a stellar lineup of concerts ranging from the magnificent Royal Conservatory Orchestra and the gifted young musicians from The Glenn Gould Professional School, to internationally acclaimed faculty and guest artists; Music lovers who have not experienced the outstanding acoustics and beauty of The Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall are in for a great surprise. The intimacy and warmth of this hall make it a perfect setting for great musical performances. GLENN GoULD STUDIO Box Office: 250 Front St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 3G5 · Tel: 416-205-5555 Fax: 416-205 5551 E-mail: The intimate 340 seat Glenn Gould Studio is home to many concert series and performance groups, including Amici, The Aldeburgh Connection, Sinfonia Toronto, Off Centre Music Series, ThE." Latvian Concert . Association, and more. . CBC Radio's flagship live performance concert series OnStage at Glenn Gould Studio will present 22 exciting concerts this coming season. There are seven series of concerts­ Classics, Chamber, Piano, Singers, Guitar, Ensemble and Studio jazz running between October and March. A very special concert joining two of the world's most remarkable ensembles is also part of this year's concert sea·son. The Kronos Quartet performs with Nexus for the first time, bringing together their varied repertoire and perspectives. Tickets and information for all concerts are available from_ the box office (416 205-5555), or on our website: · GRACE CHuROI ON·THE·HILL Director of Music: Melva Treffinger Graham .Address: 300 Lonsdale, Toronto, ON M4V 1X4 Tel: 416-488-7884x17 E-mail The choirs of Grace Church on-the-Hill specialize in the glorious sacred music of the British choral tradition, under the direction of Melva Treffinger Graham, M.Mus. The choir of Gentlemen and Boys offers professional-level experience in the challenging music of Palestrina, Byrd, Bruckner, Howells, and others, to' boys 7 to 14 with unchanged and recently changed voices, working with adult role models. The choir recently made its sixth tour to England, singing in Winchester Cathedral and St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The St. Cecilia Choir extends the British tradition to the "other half.'; Girls 7 to 18 and adults work together as an upper-voice choir, and also sing with the Gentlemen and Boys on occasion. The Choir made its second UK tour this year, singing in cathedrals in the English Midlands, Wales, and Ireland. In 1999, the combined choirs presented the Bach Matthaeuspassion, and an innovative .jazz program with Moe Koffman and his trio. The choirs' fifth recording, The Holy jazz Concert, was released in 2000. Singers of all ages and from all faith traditions are welcome. GRYPHON TRIO 32 Wheatfield Road, Etobicoke, ON MBV 2P6 Kwan Artists Management at 416 445-4441 The Gryphon Trio is one of Canada's premier chamber groups, and recent triumphs at New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, Los Angeles' Da Camera Series and Finland's prestigious Kuhmo Festival are bringing international ·acclaim and consistent re-engagements. This season, the Trio tours central and east coast Canada, Europe and the States. Collaborations include touring with author David Adams Richards, performances with violist Scott St. John, and a new work for trio and narrator by composer Omar Daniel and author Michael Redhill. Christos Hatzis' - Gryphon Trio-produced CONSTAt'fTINOPLE continues to evolve towards international performances in 2002-2003. The Trio will release the Mendelssohn c minor and Lalo a minor piano trios, and a collection of commissioned works, on the Analekta label- the Trio's first recordings featuring violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon's ' ea. 1717 Windsor - Weinstein Stradivarius and cellist Roman Borys's 1824 McConnell' Gagliano (both on loan from The Canada Council's Musical Instrument Bank). Enseml;lle-in-residence at Music Toronto and the U ofT Faculty of Music, the Trio performs at the jane Mallett Theatre Oct. 23 and Feb. 12; and at Glenil Gould Studio May 7. HAMPTON .I\. VENUE Director: Debbie Fleming Telephone: 416-461-7811 email: Websit~: http:/ ; Hampton Avenue has had a· banner year! This vocal jazz-a cappella septet has travelled to the u.~. to perform their lush', silkysmooth original arrangements to standing ovations. Closer to home they have appeared at The Rex jazzbar and debuted at the Montreal Bistro where they augmented their specialized'a cappella style by joining the Brian Wray instrumental trio._ They headlined at the Muskoka Lakes Music Festival in the summer, and performed at ie Select Bistro during the Downtown jazz Festival. Their CBC appearances on Stuart MacLean's Vinyl Cafe, and Shelagh Rogers' This Morning have inspired very healthy sales of their 2 P12 MUSIC MOSAIC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001 -2002 Indie CD's "All I Want For Christmas" and "Everybody Sing" through their website, and there are some enticing offers in the works for this talented bunch who have been compared to "Manhattan Transfer" and "Singers Unlimited". Hampton Avenue is brimming with new energy. new ~ongs and arrangements and looking forward to more recording, touring and corporate, concert and festival appearances in the near future. HANNAFORD STREET Sll.VER BAND Artistic Director: Curtis Metcalfe Executive Director: Raymond Tizzard Company Manager: David Archer Mail: 42 Frater Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 2H6 Tel: 416-425-2874 E-mail: hssb@interlog.combvbv web-site: Box office: 416-366-7723 (St. Lawrence Centre) Since 1983, The ·Hannaford Street Silver Band, formed by professional musicians who ·love the Brass Band repertoire and ensemble playing, has been striking up the brass band . tradition and stirring up critical and popular acclaim. · They maintain a vigorous commissioning program featuring works for brass band by prominent Canadian coin posers . . "Heavy Metal," their most re~ent recording is a sixpack of recently commissioned Canadian pieces. They're heard regularly on radio and at numerous Festivals across Canada with distinguished guest conductors. And in 1997 they were awarded a Lieutenant Governor's Award for the Arts. Catch their dynamic and varied season. A "Season of Celebration" begins on October 21" with "March Madness", a tribute to that mostl: venerable of musical forms. "Between Friends" features Amici as guest ensemble, "Glad Tidings" and "Celestial Voices" are eoproductions with the Amadeus Choir, "Virtuoso Brass" presents dazzling cornet soloist, David Daws and the season ends in grand style with two legendary Canadian artists, Peter Appleyard and Howard Cable in "Mallets & Brass". Please call the box office for venues and dates. HARBOURFRONT CENTRE Artistic D'irector: Derek Andrews, Mail: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J'2G8 Tei: 416-973-3000 e-mail~ Website: Harbourfront Centre is Canada's foremost centre for contemporary culture. Since programming began in 1974, it has been a reflection of the cultural diversity and · , innovative spirit of TOronto. Attracting morem' than 3 million visitors annually, the non- vrzr,m profit charitable organization sits on 10 acres of revitalized waterfront land. Now presenting over 4,000 events each year, the Centre's professional staff works with more

than 450 community groups and organizations in the development of programming. A leader in music presentation, Harbourfront Centre has created several programs to introduce audiences to the world of music. Cushion Concerts educates younger audiences about classical music while blending performances with delightful stories. The free weekly Su.nday Concerts showcase the best in world, jazz and folk pmsic for families, white the City of Toronto's nearby Toronto Music Garden presents classical music concerts in a setting inspired by the music of Bach. The summer festival series, Rhythms of the World, presents concerts within weekend events including the popular annual blues i!nd jazz festivals. The' Centre's many venues also act as popular rental facilit~s for musical acts. HEUCONIAN HAll 3'S Hazelton Ave., Toronto, ON MSR 2E3 Contact Gail Hutchison Tel: 416-922-3618 This season, audiences at Heliconian Hall will enjoy a rewarding range of concerts and recitals in this charming, historic building. Programs will include a celebration of St. Cecilia during Canada Music Week in November, a Lieder concert in January, chamber music in March and spring concerts featuring promising young artists. Membership in the Toronto Heliconian Club offers advantages to a ~sician. First of all, there is the Hall itself- a visual and acoustic gem dating to 1875. With a vaulted ceiling, warm wooden watts and !=Omfortable seating for 100 guests, Heliconian Hall provides an ideal setting in which to present intimate concerts. A grand brick fireplace graces one watt, while a large, handsome round rose window illuminates a,nother. Behind the stage and its Steinway grand piano are a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely reception room. The basement contains attractive and ample cloakroom and washroom facilities. Non-members may rent the Hall at reasonable rates - not only for recitals, but for private and corporate functions such as receptions, family gatherings, weddings, lectures and seminars. Call for information. HIGH PARK CHOIRS OF TORONTO Artistic Director: Ann Cooper Gay Choir Manager: Mary Sella Address: 2100 Bloor Street West, Suite 6341 Toronto, ON M6S SAS . . Phone:416-762-06S7 Email: Web site: The High Park Choirs have an exciting ·musical season planned, one that promises •many rewarding experiences for both members and audiences. The Winter Concert will be presented on November 24, 2001, and the Spring con_cert in early June, 2002 at Runnymede United Church in Toronto's West End. Plans are being made for the Senior Divisions to attend the bi-annual "MusicFest" of the International Society of Music Educators in Bergen, Norway in August, 2002. Composed of 150 choristers in four divisions under the artistic direction of Ann Cooper Gay, the Choirs draw .upon repertoire from many cultures and sing in several languages. The Girls' Division (founded in 1986) has been featured in three programs . with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and on CBC TV and YTV. It has toured to England, Germany, Holland and the United States. The Children's Division was established in 1994, and a Senior (SA!B) Boys' Division was added in 1997: I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Felicity Deak and Gabrielle Mclaughlin, contacts Mail: 73 Springmount Ave., Toronto, ON M6H 2YS Tel: 416-6S2-S483 or 416-2S2-2833 E-mail: Website: Comprised of Canada's finest young Baroque Performers, I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble embodies the spirit of the Baroque in all of its contradictions. In an age where ostentatious display met ascetic piety, the tenuous marriage between the Sacred and the Profane scandalized and intoxicated the European Nations. I Furiosi performs the music of Elizabeth's England, Mary's Scotland, Marie's France, Isabella's Spain and Lucrezia's Italy with a style both brazen and refined. Members of the group a!'f Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano; Aisslinn Nosky, violin; Julia Wedman, violiri;•Kathleen Kajioka, viola; and Felicity Deak, violoncello. innermusica Artistic director I Administrator: Trevor Moat 1107-44 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M4Y-2W4 Tel: 416-921-4377 Email: Web: · innennusica's mandate is to present "musicians' musicians" to diverse and adventurous audiences in Toronto and the · ~urrounding communities. innermusicii! has presented over fifty concerts since 1987, attracting audiences of 40to 900 in Victoria, Thunder Bay, Bellevitte, Kitchener-Waterloo, Richmond Hill, and Toronto. Musicians spanning early music, classical, jazz, folk, blues and international genres are invited to contact innermusica for possible collaboration. In the past, we have presented artists as diverse as David Essig, Don Ross, Loreena McKennitt, It Giardino Armonico, Martin earthy, and Mark O'Connor, amongst numerous others. We are keen to host more jazz, international, elassical, and early music concerts in the future. Our specialty is in presenting the underrecognized, the new, the extraordinary, and the daring - excellence and devotion to the art being the common threads. Our strengths lie in our personal service and commitment to put happy musicians in front of happy audiences. JUBll.ATE SINGERS Artistic Director: lsabel Bemaus President: Don RobertSon Mail: cjo 243 Bogert Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M2N 1L2 Tel: 416-297-8818 The Jubilate Singers is an auditioned, mixedvoice chamber choir of some 30, members. The choir presents an annual concert series in uptown Toronto at St. Leonard's Anglican Church and performs at community arts events across Metropolitan Toronto. The first concert of the season on Saturday, December 1, 2001, will feature dramatic Christmas contrasts - a journey from the warm rhythms of Brazil and Spain (Villa-Lobos, ' Mompou, Rodrigo) to the chilly, but evocative, northern Canadian musical landscape of Hatfield's Missa: Our Lady of the Snows. · The second concert, Saturday, April 6, 2002, evokes musical traditions from Africa and the Americas including the work of Copland and contemporary Cuban composers. On Saturday, June 1, the choi~ will present Mediterranean Sunshine: an offering of song from France, Spain, Italy and Israel. The Jubilate Singers rehearses Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue in Toronto, one block north and one block east of the Lawrence Station on the Yonge Line. New c~oristers are always welcome: KIWANIS MUSIC FEsTIVAL OF GREATER TORONTO Artistic Director: Dr. Giles Bryant General Manager: Pam Alien Address: 331S Yonge St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4N 2L9 Phone:416-487-S88S Fax: 416-487 -S784 E-mail: The 59th Annual Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto takes place February 9-23, 2002. The Showcase of Stars gala concert following the competition takes place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, Wednesday, March 6th, 2002. Syllabi and entry forms are now available at music stores in the Greater Toronto area and from the web site. Or call the Festival Office at 416-487-5885. This .festival will include over 35,000 participants, and serves as a stepping-stone into the Provincial and National Competitions. We now also offer non-competitive Suzuki classes for Piano, Flute and Strings. We are a non-profit charitable organization that offers scholarships and trophies through the support of 14 Kiwa.nis Clubs, Public and Corporate donations. Our major corporate sponsors are Yamaha Music Canada Ltd., SunLife, Andersen and the Wave 94.7fm MUSIC MOSIAC: Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 P13

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