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Volume 7 Issue 4 - December 2001/January 2002

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2'i FACUITY UN!V.ERSITY

2'i FACUITY UN!V.ERSITY OF TORONTO 2J8d2 w 0 LL LL 0 >< 0 .(Q CZECH IT OUT! December 7. 8 pm. Walter Hall. . seniors/students Faculty Artist Series Cellist Shauna Ralston. violinist Scott St. John. and pianist Lydia Wong. perform an all-Czech program that includes Smetana Piano Trio; Martinu Sonata No. l for Violin and Piano; Martinu Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano. FANFARE FOR THE UNCOMMON WOMAN December 8, 8 pm. MacMillan Theatre. . seniors/students Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Denise Grant and Cameron Walter. conductors. Inspired by Aaron Copland·s famous opus. Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by Joan Tower salutes women with uncommon courage. Also featured are works by Robin Engelman. Holst. Shostakovich. Vaughan Wiiiiams. Bach and others. GARY WILLIAMSON AND FRIENDS January 18, 8 pm. Waller Hall. . seniors/students Faculty Artist Series Jazz pianist Gary Wiiiiamson Joins Kevin Turcotte, Perry . White and Terry Clarke in an effervescent session on the Faculty Artist Serles. A LITTLE LOVE POTION January 20, 2:30 pm. MacMillan Theatre. Opera Tea An afternoon of opera·and tea on the theatre stage. featuring Donizetti"s L'ellslr d'amore. Sponsored by the Julie-Jiggs Foundation. MARTIN ISEPP JOHNR.STRATIONVISITINGARTIST MASTER CLASSES January 22 & 25, 11 am. Waller Hall. Free Plano and vocal duos January 23 & 29, 11 am. Waller Hall. Free Opera Distinguished British conductor, vocal coach and pianist. Martin lsepp has conducted the Canadian · Opera Company, Washington Opera and Orchestre de Picardle. France. He has worked with the Young Artists Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. and has been head of opera training at the Juilliard School. head of the music staff at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and head of music at England·s National Opera Studio. HELMUTH RILLING MASTER CLASS February 1, 12: l 0 pm. Waller Hall. Free Featuring the Elmer lseler Singers and MacMillan Singers in Haydn's Creation Artistic Director and conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival and the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. Helmuth Riiiing is world renowned for his interpretations of Bach"s cantatas and choral works. He has conducted most major orchestras in Eastern and Western Europe. Asia. Canada. and the United States and has commissioned such composers as Krzysztof Penderecki. Arva Part. Robflrt Le"'.in. Osvaldo Golijov: and Tan Dun. 24 wholenote DECEMBER 1, 2001 -- JANUARY 31, 2002 Cqn1prehensive Concert Listings ·,[· Readers please note: ~r~senters' plans change; & we make mistakes! Please :.. use the eh~ne numbers provided to call ahead. for Jazz dub listings; see page 19. for full music theatre and opera listings, see pages 22·23. For events "furthe~ afield'' (just outside the GT A) see pages 46-47, . And for a handy alphabetical list of presenters and venues, see page 47-48. December Angus Sinclair (St Paul's, London) Works by Bales, Atkinson, Whyte and Cabena Edward Moroney (St Andrew's Church, Scarb.) NO RECITALS until 2002 Ashley Tidy Thomas Filches (Church of St Clement, Eglinton) Peter Nikiforuk (St Peter's Lutheran Church, K,itchener) Bach: "Wedge" Prelude and Fugueine , William Maddox (Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto) Saturday December 0 I - 12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music Community School. Lobby Concert. Informal concert featuring RCM students of all ages & levels. 273 Bloor St. West. 416· 408-2824 ext.321. Free. - 2:00: Canadian Children's Opera ' Chorus. A little Seasoning. Works by Holman, Daley & Vaughan Williams. CCOC and Apprentice Choruses; guests: David Hetherington, cello; Susan Hoeppner, flute; Beverly Johnston, percussion & other performers; Ann Cooper Gay, artistic/music director. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-870-8000. ,; \ ,(st/sr). - 5:00: Kiwanis Music Festival. An Evening with Lynette and friends. Stars of the Festival. St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. 416· 231·1841. . Benefit in support of Sleeping Children Around the World. · - 7:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Christmas Toonies family Concert. John Edward' Liddle, conductor. Humber .. College Auditorium, 3199 lakl!Shore,Blvd. West. 416-201-7093. . - 7:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Vasks: Cantabile for Strings; Mozart: Piano Concerto #22; Schmidt: Symphony #4. Angela Hewitt, piano; Yakov Kreizberg, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416-593-4828. -. - 7:00: Viva! Youth Singers of Toronto. Christmas Concert. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, Bohemia THE GUARANc;~~c~~¥~~~~ Sat. Dec. 1, 2001 8 p.m. .OF NORTH AMERICA Guest Artists: Jamie P;i.rker Anton Dvorak's New World Symphony, Symphony No. 9, Sergej Rachmaninov's Piano Concerlo No. 2. The Littlest Angels 0 ""'. Anim '" 0 ""''

427 Bloor St. West. 416· 788-8482. ,. - 7:30: Arcady Choir and Strings. Welcome Yule! Ron Beckett, conductor: Clarkson Christian Reformed Church, 1880 , Lak~shore Rd. West. 905-923· 7262. ,. - 7:30: Canadian Concert & Recital Artists. Holiday Tapestry. Christmas favourites old & new. Carolynne & Daniel Godin; Deborah Overes; Claude Soulodre; Tim Stiff; Maria Thorburn; All The King's Voices; Jenny Grober, piano. St. John's Norway Church, 470 Woodbine. 416-691-9832. ,. - 7:30: Concertsingers. Nowell! T~ompson: The Nativity According to St. Luke; works by Howells, Mathias, Rutter & Willcocks. Paul Jenkins, organ; Lenard Whiting, music director. St. George's Church, 77 Randall Dr., Pickering Village; Ajax. 4l6-769-7991. ,. - 7:30: Heather and David Keith. Sentiments & Sugarplums. Handbell solos & duets. Joanne Mclennan, accompanist. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrew's Road. 905-201-1492. . - 7:30: Oakville Children's Choir. Winter is in the Air. Seasonal favourites. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville. 905-815-2021. .99. - 7:30: Yorkminster Citadel. Community Christmas Concert. Bells of Guildwood; Yorkll]inster Songsters & Band & other musicians. Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd. 416-222-9110. ,. - 8:00: Aradia Ensemble. In nativitatem Domini canticum. Charpentier: Christmas motets. Tracy Smith Bessette, Christine Stelmacovitch, John Tessier, Brian Duyn, Robert Stewart, soloists; Kevin Mallon, director. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West. 416-205-5555. , (sr); (st). - 8:00: Cantores Celestes Women's Choir. love's Pure Light. Music by Holst, Mechem & Rutter. Trillium Brass Quintet; Jacqueline Goring, harp; Ellen Meyer, piano; Kelly Galbraith, director. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede. 416-236-1522. . - 8:00: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne Overtu.re; Stellings/Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Cello Rhapsody; Dvorak: Symphony #5 From the New World. Or. Alan Stellings, cello; Terry Kowalczuk, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-925-9872 ext.20,66. (advance), (door). - 8:00: Earsbot. JewelBox. Works by Denning, Good, Grella-Mozejko, Kurtag, Matey & Weinzweig. Onyx Wind Quintet; John Kameel Farah, piano. St. George-the· Martyr Church, 197 John. 416-204-1080. ,$ 10. - 8:00: H~rt House Sympbonic Band. Symphonic Dances. Music by Porter, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch & Bernstein. Keith Reid, conductor. Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-5362. Free. - 8:1:JO: Jubilate Singers. Christmas Controsts. Hatfield: Missa: Our Lady of the Snows; music by Villa-Lobos, Mompou & Rodrigo. Isabel Bernaus, couductor; Sherry Squires, accompanist. St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Ave. 416-297-8818. ,, $ lO(children under 12). - 8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Bohemia. Rachmanino.v: Piano Concerto #2; Dvorak: Symphony #9 New World. Jamie Parker, piano; John Barnum, conductor. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Livin.11 Arts Drive. 905-306· 6000. ,. - 8:00: Oriana Singers. December's Rose. Works by von Bingen, Handel, Schafer, Csonka, Thompson, Holman, Runswick, Coghlan. Sanya Eng, harp; Lynn Janes, soprano; St. John's York Mills Anglican Church Brass Handbell Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-742-7006. , ,(sr/st). ' - 8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Make We Joy Now! The Medieval Muse in Modern Days. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; wcirks by Joubert, Holman, Ager and Willan. Julia Seager, harp; David Fallis, director. 7:00: Pre· concert lecture. Christ Church Deer.Park, . 1570 Yonge St.416-968-1338. -, pre-concert lecture . • - 8:00: Toronto Tabla Ensemble. Blend of South Asian rhythms with music & dance styles from around the world. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay West. . 416-9734000. -. - 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U. of T. Guitar Ensemble Holiday Celebration. Music by Bach, Zenamon & Beauvais; holiday favourites. Drew Henderson & Timothy Smith, solo guitars; Steven Thachuk, artistic director. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-2744. Free. - 8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Triumph and Tragedy. Beethoven: Symphony #3; Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini. Roberto Oe Clara, conductor. Burton Auditorium, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-410-0860. ,, children under 12. Sunday December 02 - 1 :00: Harbourfront Centre. Cushion Concerts: Stewart Goodyear, piano. E.E. Cummings: Little Tree. Barbara Budd, narrator. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queen's Quay West. 416-9734000. . - 1 :00: Oakville Children's Choir. Winter is in the Air. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. See December 1. -1:30: CAMMAC/McMichael Gallery. Sunday Concert: Rosemary Galloway and .9L CeCtic .Cliristma3 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2001 :Mi[[e :Faifte - a tfwusana wefcomes -from Camerata ana Ce{tic fiarpist Janet (jaaes/i:j, togetfier witfi 'Toronto composer Vanie{ Sargent in. 5l Sfiepera's :Meaitatwn . ana tfie Canaaian premieres of work§ 6y Irisfi composer :Micfiae{ :Mc(j{ynn, Ceaaer of 5lnuna of 'Rjverdance fame. (jrace Cfiurcfi-on-tlie-Jfi[{ 300 .Lonscfa{e 'R.gaa · comer of 'l(usse{[ :Hi££ 'R.gaa near St C{air 'West statwn Tickets / DECEMBER 1, 2001 -jANUA~X.31, 2002 wholenote 25

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