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Volume 8 Issue 7 - April 2003

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performance of Benjamin Britten's cert will be soprano, Barbara Han- Academy of Music in Tel Aviv in 1980 to pursue a career in musinigan, and pianist, Linda Ippolito. from 1951 until his death. Toronto cal theatre. By 1990, she was a Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op.31. Later, the Vienna of Von Sup- violist Sharon Wei graduated from favourite-- playing Fantine inLes pe, Lehar, Haydn, Brahms and Jo- the University of Western Ontario Miserables to critical acclaim in Classic Meets Cabaret hann Strauss II will be the focus of under Lorand Fenyves, with dis- Montreal (bilingual production), If the music of Weill, Barber, a concert by the North York Con- tinction. She is currently atthe Cur- Toronto, and Paris, and appearing Piazzolla and other composers of cert Orchestra, April 30 at the tis Inst1tute of Music where.she re- on the Paris cast recording of the art music . with populist roots ap- York Woods Public Library. cently premiered a new concerto long-running musical. In 1992 she peals to you, there are several con- with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. portrayed legendary French singcerts to consider. On April 12 at Rarely heard orchestral works er Editti Piaf in three different pro- Victoria-Royce Church, soprano Ernest Ansermet said of Swiss Two major international artists will ductions of Piaf, and later earned Genevieve Proulx and pianist Jen- composer, Frank Martin, that he. be performing with .the Toronto a Dora Mavor Moore Award for ny Crober will present a program "... had the c0urage to tackle face Symphony Orchestra in concerts her feisty portrayal of Donna entitled Voyage a Youkali, which on the problem[ ...] of musical Ian- listed in this issue of the magazine: Sheridan in Mamma Mia, the role will include songs by Kurt Weill and guage possible in our time in all its German baritone, Matthias thaf, in October 2001 took her to Samuel Barber. generality and transcendence ... his Goerne, will perform songs from Broadway. One of the best-known names in feat is of universal consequence." Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn this genre, Ute Lemper, will per- University of Toronto Symphony in the orchestra's concerts on April form at the Premiere Dance The- · Orchestra conductor, Raffi Arme- 23, 24 and 26; and English April 10 is the atre on April 17. And Canadian nian, includes Martin's rarely Stephen Hough, will be playing Annual High School singer Patricia O'Callaghan per- played Concerto for Seven Winds Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto #4 in Showcase at Massey Hall forms three times, April 16 at the on his April 12 concert program. the May 1 and 3 concerts. Why not hear a few stars before Markham Theatre, April 17 at the An even less well-known compos- · • they become famous - "nd support Heritage Theatre in Brampton, and er is Oedoen Partos (1907-1977) Canada Pops w/ Louise Pitre the cause of music education in this April 26 at the Living Arts Centre whose highly-charged composition, On April 24 the Canada Pops Or- province? Every spring the Toronin Mississauga, Yizkor (in Memoriam) for Viola & chestra will present The Pops on to school music teachers put togeth- Strings, will be performed on April Broadway at Massey Hall with er a fine concert - also an organi­ Two very different Viem:ias 6 by Sinfonia Toronto with the win- guest artist, singer Louise. Pitre. zational tour de force - of their OnAprif4 Amici bpngs usA1i!glit ner of the orchestra's Concerto An Ontario native, Pitre modestly school orchestras, bands and enin Vienna, music by Alban Berg,, Competition, Sharon Wei as solo- describes herself as "an overnig)lt Alexander Zemlinsky and Franz''-· ist. Partos was born in Budapest success after twenty-five years." Support the embattled teachers Schubert plus the world premiere where he studied violin with Hu- A graduate of the music education responsible for this event by being of James Rolfe's Dust for soprano bay and composition with Kodaly. program atthe University of West- there, to show you care about mu­ & cello. Guest artists at this con- He was Director of the Rubin em Ontario, she moved to Toronto sic's future. TRA AND CHAMBER CHOIR man, Music Director mphonies N ch Christmas Or· Handel's . Royal F \:!,=;::( cello SUBSCRIBE TODAY - CA PLUS -Join www April 1 - May 7 2003

EARLY MUSIC by Frank Nakashima Duo L'lntemporel (Mylene Guay, baroque flute, and David Sandall, harpsichord) will be joined by baroque violinist Cristina Zacharias, Montreal soprano Anne L'Esperance, and local tenor David Nortman in a program which will include 17th and 18th century songs and duets. Oh, look, they're playing some of my favourite composers - Henry Purcell, Andre Campra, Claudio Monteverdi and. Antonio Vivaldi (April 5). David Greenberg · Renaissance grand tour of England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. A salute to the past, and · How often does one have a to the great years ahead. chance to celebrate a 30th Anniversary Renaissance Gala (April Daniel Gariepy, the artistic di- 4, 5)? For the finale of their 30th rector of Canada's "other" ba­ Anniversary Season, the Toron- roque dance company, La Belle to Consort present a celebratory Danse, will be joined by other concert at the heart of their rep- baroque dance specialists, as well ertoire - music of the High Ren- as sopranos Carolyn Sinclair and aissance. Violinist (hey, I thought Mary Bella, and a period instru- . he was a fiddler?) David Green- ment ensemble and chorus directberg will be the special guest, and ed by Michael Jarvis (April 4, 5) together they will take you on a CONTINUES A .N A L E K Sonates pour ~iol~tic~ll~ . ~tpiano Sonatas for Cello and Piano T A Women's Musical Club of Toronto presents its 106 1 h season of ~mtk~ Gerald Finley, bar-itone Thurs. Oct. 23, 2003 The Kungsbacka Piano Trio Thurs. Dec. 11, 2003 Camerata Koln, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2004 baroque ensemble David Jalbert, piano Thurs. Mar. 25, 2004 Barry Shiffman, violin & viola Thu·rs. Apr. 22, 2004 Micah Yui, piano Marianne Bindig, mezzo-soprano All concerts are held at 1.30 p.m. in Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park, (Museum Subway Station). Free lectures for members precede the concerts at 12. 15 p.m. Five-concert series: 0.00 ("early-bird" price) After May 31 " 1 : 5.00 ·For tickets and information call: 416-923-7052 April 1 - May 7 2003

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