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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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Toronto, ON M5S 3C5

Toronto, ON M5S 3C5 Telephone; Fax: 416-499-0403 E-mail: Web site URL: Sinfonia Toronto performs its main seri~s in Glenn Gould Studio. The ·orchestra travels to other Ontario centres, broadcasts on CBC and has joined the Elmeriseler Singers for oratorio-performances. Sinfonia Toronto's strings often perform standing, in the tradition of great chamber orchestras, blending each musician's , soloistic energy into a b,rilliant ensemble style undei: Music Director Nurhan Arman. A roster·ofwinds and percussion j,oiris the · . · strings for programs drawn from the full range of chamber orchestra repertoire. Soloists foi 2001-2002 include pianists Andre Laplante a,nd Robert Silverman and violinist Etsuko Kimura. Several programs will also 'focus on special-theme repertoire of exceptional beauty and interest. . , Sinfonia Toronto has been acclaimed by critics. The Toronto Star writes of ''a -remarkable range pf colour," "ample · eloquenc!!" and "gripping authority." The Barrie Advance headlined "A Treasured Exp·erience". The TorontoStar praised Grieg's . · Holberg Suite and the Dvorak Serenade, "both of;,hich Arman led in an_ affectionate, unhurried manner, with an appreciatio11 of their singi~g qualities,'~ while La Scena · Musicale declared, · "Nurhan Arman and his orchestra literally conquered us." . "" SING FOR SIGHT Sing for Sight is an annual choral concert which will take place, this season, on Sunday, March 3, 2002. Each year we showcase four or five diverse vocal ensembles or choirs who each have 20 minutes to dazzle the audience with the best they've got! Sing for Sight has featured some of the best in ' . vocal musiC which, in the past, has included -Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Victoria Scholars·, La jeunesse all glrl~ choir, North Metro Sweet Adelines, and tlie Georgian ch6ir Darbazi, to name a few. The Sing for Sight is presented as a · fundraising event to raise both awareness and funds for Foundation Fighting Blindness. This year's, will prove no different with an amazing lineup. Watch for upcoming ads in WholeNote in the new year for further details. tJ "" SMAll. WORLD MUSIC SOCIETY Director Alan Davis Mail: 29 Gwynne Ave. Toronto, ON . M6K 2C2 ~iephone 416-536-5439 Fax 416-536-2742_ E-mail Web site'URL The many musicians in Toronto maintaining traditions from around the world constitute a major artistic resource. Recognizing this, Small World Music presents medium 'Scale concerts of traditional forms, inregrating professional ,Presentation with community involvement. · Established in 1997, Small World, expands upon work done by Alan Davis over eight years of groundbreaking world _music programming at Toronto's Music Gallery. In the past four years, Sinal! World has presented close to one hundJ;"ed events, involving dozens of traditions and musical hybrids, ranging 'from fifty seat club shows to sold-out nights at the thousand-seat Georg~ Weston Recital Hall. Small World assists emerging artists (and those venturing outside their familiar community) in career development ap.d offers audiences the chance to experience the unfamiliar. World music artists from elsewhere in Canada, and international artists of the hig)lest stature are also represented in Small World's programming. And by networking with presenters elsewhere, Small World is. able to assist local Ontario performers With performance and touring options. Inquiries from composers and interested .members of the public also enablethe· company to n;fer iocal player~ to potential engagements. SONGORCLE Brahm Goldhamer, Music Director, Accompanist and Administrator: Mail: 511 Strathmore Blvd., Toronto, ON M4C 1N8 Tel: 416-487-5802 Fax 416-487-5802 E-mai·l · · Song Circle begins its second season on November 4, with a C:oncert •by Nathalie Paulin, one of Canada's foremost exponents · of French. song. She -is returning to Toronto after recent triumphs, singing Pelleas et Melisande with Opera du Montreal. The second concert, on November 18, features one of Canada;s leading lyric tenors, Marc Dubois, whose international reputation spans a quarter century. Mr. Dubois will · present a program of masterpieces from the tenor repertoire. · · · ·· bn February 10, we will present Act 1 of Die Walkiire, with janet Harach, I.

TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Jean ne Lamon, Music Director Tricia Baldwin, Managing Director Address: 427 Bloor Street West Torc;mto ON, M5S 1X7 Tel: 416-964-9562 Fax: 416-964-2782 Email: info@)taf, Website: Tafelrhusik"Box Office ~ 416-964-6337 Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, led by Music Dil~ctor JeanneJ.a!llon, is one of the world's leading period performance ensembles. The 2001/2002 season celebrates Jeanne Lamon's twentieth anniversary as Music Director, as well as.the twentieth anniversary of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Tafelmusik is thrilled to be perfo~ming a 3-concert series · at the George Weston Recital Hall this season, as well as the regular series at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. . ' Highlights of the 2001/2002 season include A Choral Anniversary, a journey through three centuries of choral music, and Le Chevalier de Saint-George, which explores the music ofJqseph Boulogne, a largely undiscovered Black classical composer. Andrew Parrott,' renowned English conductor and musicologist, joins Tafelmusik for an inti- .·. · mate and powerful perforl}lance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The Grand Tour: A Musical -]ou:rney Family Matinee is ·a casual family concert and a great way to introduce young people to the magic of baroque music . . And no season would be complete without our three performances of Handel's Messiah at Trinity-St. Paul's, followed by the rousing Sing-1116~/lMessiah at Massey Hall. , TALISKER PLA~ ' Mary Mc,Geer, Manager 105-678 Broadview·Ave. Toronto, ON M4K 2P2 Phone: 416-466-1800 Fax: 416-466·2264 Email: . Talisker-Playets:'tlie' choral music orchestra, is well known to choirs and their audiences throughout southern Ontari~ . Since its founding in 1995 the ensemble has gained . . an enviable reputation for excellence in th!! art of choral accompanying. Its repertoire ranges from baroque (on original or modern instruments) to 21st century, and includes seveFal world premieres. ' The ensemble also presents a series of voc~l chamber music concert~. which take its skills in vocal/instrumental collaboration into a more intimate realm. Last year's in~ugural ~eason was a great success with audiences and critics. This year's offers three fascinating programs, each built around a theme, in which core members of the group ,are.joined by some ofCanacia's leading vocal soloists. · - The Lost Generation (November 6) looks at various composers; takes on A Shropshire Lad, A.E. Housman's haunting suite of poems from the turn of the last century. In ,February, The City is of Night explores. the urban landscape after dark; and in May, The Plain Sense of Things presents varied settings of Wait Whitman, Car! Sandburg, Emil¥ Dickinson, and other American poets. TAWS(HOIR Music Director.: Peter'V'alker Mail: 186 Clomnore Drive, Toronto ON M1N 1Y1 Tickets: (416) 69i-8621 e·f!lail: dcowling@synipatico;ca The Tal!is Choir, under the direction of Peter Walker, opens its 24th season on October 27 with "Music for All Hallows," including the · Victori~ Requiem for Six Voices and Byrd Mass of All Saints wi,th Tye Missa Euge Bone. , On December 8, ~oloists, choir and . orchestra join forces with guest' ensemble; The Talisker Players, for Monteverdi's festive Vespers of Christmqs Eve, including :ihe first ·Canadian performance of the composer's Vespers of the Five Laudates. . "Stabat Mater" on March 23 presents music for Passiontide from the 16th and 17th centurie~. featuring the magnificent settings of Pales'trina and Scarlatti and works by Purcell, Blow and Victoria. ·On May 4, "Treasures of the German Baroque" highlights polychonil masterpieces of the 17th and i8th centuries. Handel's splendid Missa PaterNoster and Bach's Kom-m, ]esu, Komm are featured, with otherworks by Schiitz, Praetorius & • Buxtehude. All concerts take place in the brilliant acoustics of St. Martin in-the-Fields, Glenlake & Keeie. at 8:00pm. · TAPESTRY NEW OPERA WORKS Wayne Strongman, Artistic Director Claire Hopkinson, Producer & General Manager 60 Atlantic Avenue, Studio U2,Toionto,ON M6K _ 1X9 • . Tel: 416-537-6066 Fax: 416-537-784~ E-mail: www.tapestrynewopera.coiT! Media Contact: Ann a Camara . Tapestry New Opera Works is th~ only company in Canada dedicated to the development and production of original , . works ·of Canadian opera and music theatre. Iron Road, the.groundbreaking opera by Chan Ka Nin and Mark Brownell, premiered in April 2001 to major acclaim. Hear Iron Road on Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. CBC Radio 1\vo, on November 24. Tapestry is eager to respond to .a growing interest in the field of music; theatre and opera and has developed a number of programs to serve , artistic creation. :rapestr}"s annual Composer-Librettist Laboratory introduces tomposers and writers to the essential ingredient of creating successful music theatre: meaningful collaboration. In August 2001, in association with Equity Showcase , . Theatre; Tapestry inaugurated the Music/ Directors' Lab, ;m innovative program for - music and stage directors e~tering the field. Through a core program of activities, such . as showcasing of new works-in-progress, ·new produc;tions and tours, Tapestry continues to stress education and development of new audiences. This fall, watch for _Reality Opera: Survivors of the Lib-Lab. , THEATRE OF IDEAS Misha Aster: Artistic Director Telephone: 905-844-0963 E-mail: theatreofide! Theatre of Ideas was born to help facilitate_ the realisation of ambitious performing arts ,projects such as its recent production of WozzeckjWoyzeck.Our mandate addresses three key groups: artists, know!E:dgeable patrons of the arts, and the culturally uninitiated. We strive to challenge convention in theatre and music, inviting performe~s to experiment and take risks beyond their typical professional r~utine while working with .some of art's most fascinatingly complex materia. For sophisticated theatre, coricert and opera-goers, our goal is to present new perspectives on the way in. which theatre, music and opera are seen and . heard ~ We are also categorically committed to accessibility and outreach in the continuous need to introduce new and ·ever more diverse audiences to the power and splendours of the perfor~ing arts. Theatre of Ideas is dedicated to fostering Canadian talent and encouraging cul,tural exchange. Another essential aspect of .our purpose is to preserit supplementary events that provide a context of understanding ,and dialogue for our productions. · Watch WholeNote for details of upcoming productions. ' / TORONTO AIJ. STAR BIG BANO Artistic Director: Zygmunt Jedrzejek Administrator: Patti Cervini 3820 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M9B 1K8 Tel: 416-231-4424 Fax: 4.16-231-9110 · E-mail: web: The Toronto All Star Big Band is an exciting 22-piece orchestra of young musicians: all under 2i years of.age, formed and nurtured by Artistic Director Zygmunt Jedrzejek. The band combines timeless songs with firstclass musiCianship in a brilliant tribute to the Big Bands of the 30's & 40's. The great hits ofBenny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dor.seY, Glenn Miller and others, are not· merely re-created note for note from original recordings, but are re-imagined by these . talented musicians. The sound ismagnficent and the songs never sounded better. The orchestra's 6-piecevocal group "The · Serenaders" get the. audiences.singing and swinging to the wonderful melodies and· lush harmonies of the Moder.naires, Pied MUSIC MOSIAC: wholenote MEMBER PROFILES FOR 2001-2002 P25

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