The Hart House Alumni Committee invites you to join students and alumni for a convivial and stimulating evening in the company of our informative and entertaining guest speaker: David Fallis, Music Director for Opera Atelier and Artistic Director of the Toronto Consort.
The evening will begin with a reception during which you will have an opportunity to chat with our guest while consuming hors d’oeuvres and drinks. An intimate 3-course dinner (sustainably catered by Hart House Chef Marco Tucci and his staff, and always seasonal, fresh, cosmopolitan and absolutely delicious) follows, accompanied with wines, after which Mr. Fallis will discuss “Early Music in Toronto.” The presentation is followed by a lively discussion with the audience.
When: Wed. Feb. 20
Where: Reception – 6:00 – 6:30 pm, North Dining Room, Hart House
Dinner – 6:30 – 9:00 pm, South Dining Room, Hart House
Both rooms are located on the 2nd floor of Hart House, at the west end across from the Music Room.
Tickets: Available online from Uofttix or by phone at 416.978.8849
6-Pack before Oct. 5: $311.00
3-Pack before Oct. 5: $183.00
6-Pack after Oct. 5: $350.00
3-Pack after Oct. 5: $186.00
Prices include HST.
Conductor David Fallis is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of operatic repertoire, especially from the Baroque and Classical periods. As Music Director for Opera Atelier he has helped bring that company onto stages around the world.
Mr Fallis has conducted for Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland Opera, the Singapore Festival, Utah Opera, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Windsor Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, Festival Vancouver, the Elora Festival, and on tour in Japan and Korea conducting Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Mr. Fallis is also the Artistic Director of the Toronto Consort, Canada’s leading chamber ensemble specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. With them, he has toured extensively across Canada and in Europe. He conceived and scripted many of their most popular programs, such as The Marco Polo Project, and The Real Man of La Mancha. The Toronto Consort under Mr. Fallis played the theme music for Atom Egoyan’s award-winning film The Sweet Hereafter.
Mr. Fallis conducts the Toronto Chamber Choir, a 40-voice chamber choir. As guest conductor of the Elmer Iseler Singers both in Toronto and on tour, he conducted the Singers in a performance of the Misa Flamenca by the great flamenco guitar master Paco Peña with Señor Peña. Mr Fallis has also served as conductor for the new music collective Continuum, and conducted a program of works by Arvo Pärt for CBC’s Two New Hours.
David Fallis teaches in the Graduate Department at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.