Much has happened since Labour Day. We all got back into the
grove. Work and play found a new balance and we reconciled
ourselves half-heartedly with the fact that every summer has to
come to an end. One month later we are starting to take delight
in the glorious colours of fall. Our front page reflects the
brilliant radiance of a sugar maple in my neighbourhood. I wish
I would have the time to experience this unique phenomenon in
Algonquin Park or some other lovely
spot, but somehow we always
miss the best time and end up having to admire fall in the city.
But as you can see, there are some wonderful sights.
We started September with some highlights of German cinema at
the Toronto International Film Festival.
Oktoberfest was also on the agenda and I can hardly count how
many times I had to explain why we celebrate Oktoberfest in
September, or why we do not call it Septemberfest.
Another highlight was a concert with the Fabulous Four, meaning
of course an act that emulates the Beatles.
And while we totally enjoyed all these festivities we were
vastly entertained by the political antics of our government,
and thoroughly upset by the latest natural disasters in other
parts of the world. Mix that with the personal trials and
tribulations one hears about from friends and relations and we
can say that life was in full swing.
Personally I am looking forward to some interesting
entertainment, like Via Salzburg concerts, Opera York’s
interesting offering of "The Rat that laughed", a new first
opera of how a girl survived WWII while in hiding… And NO, this
is not the Anne Frank Story.
There are all sorts of concerts in the clubs with popular German
singers and then there will be a classical concert offered by
Gordon Brown and friends. I hope you can make it to this
wonderful offering of some of Franz Joseph Haydn’s most
beautiful creations. There will even be a wonderful new ballet
segment in its first performance ever.
Opera Hamilton is showing "Die Fledermaus" in Hamilton,
something not to be missed, and the International Author’s
festival has German content too, as does Roy Thomson Hall. Go to
our event page on the net to find more listings.
Early October events will be covered in the next issue, since
this one is coming about a bit later than usual. We ask for your
Until we see each other at one of the many wonderful venues I
bid you a colourful fall. May it get I bit drier than it is now!