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Volume 14 - Issue 3 - November 2008


WHOLENOTE LISTINGSSECTIONS 1-4: INTRODUCTIONWholeNote listings are arranged inFOUR DISTINCT SECTIONS:1) Toronto & GTA (Greater Toronto Area)2) Beyond the GTA3) Jazz in Clubs4) Music-related events(a.k.a. "Announcements ... EtCetera")This issue contains listings from November 1 to December 7 2008SECTION 1: Toronto & GTA (pages 26-42) covers all of theCity of Toronto plus the adjoining "905" area - more or less correspondingto the areas accessible from Toronto by phone withoutlong distance charges. Section l includes communities as far westas Oakville, as far north as Aurora and as far east as Ajax.In this issue Section 1 includes:Ajax, Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill,Thornhill, Toronto & GTASECTION 2: Beyond the GTA (pages 43-46) covers all areas ofOntario outside Toronto and GTA. The towns and cities vary frommonth to month.In this issue Section 2 includes:Alliston, Bancroft, Barrie, Bolton, Brampton, Brantford,Burlington, Cambridge, Chatham, Cobourg, Colgan, Dundas,Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kingston, Kitchener, London,Midland, Newmarket, Oakville, Orangeville, Orillia, Oshawa,Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Uxbridge,Waterloo, WhitbySECTION 3: Jazz in Clubs (pages 46-47) is organized alphabeticallyby club, and provides as much detail on what the clubs areoffering as we had at the time of publication, which varies greatlyfrom club to club. Phone numbers and website addresses are providedto facilitate access to more up-to-date information.SECTION 4: Announcements, Lectures/Symposia, MasterClasses ... EtCetera (page 48) is for music-related events andactivities, other than performances, which in our judgment will beof interest to our readers.A general word of caution: a phone number is provided withevery WholeNote listing; in fact, we won 't publish a listing withoutone. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists oreven venues change after the listings are published; or occasionallycorrected information is not sent to us in time. So please checkbefore you go out to a concert.HOW TO LISTListings in WholeNote Magazine in these four sections are a freeservice available, in our discretion, to eligible presenters. If youhave an event, send us your information NO LATER than the l S'hof the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing iseligible to appear. Please note, our next issue is a double one,covering the two-month period from December l /08 to February 7 /09.Listings can be sent by e-mail to or byfax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6.Phone 4 l 6-323-2232 x2 l for further information.LISTINGS: SECTION 1CONCERTS: Toronto and GTASaturday November 01- 1 :30 & 7:30: Mirvish Productions. TheSound of Music. Rodgers & Hammerstein.Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W.416-872- 1212. -0. Also Nov. 2, 4·9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, Dec. 2· 7.- 2:00 & 8:00: Curtain Call Players.Cats. Webber. Fairview Library Theatre, 35Fairview Mall Dr. 416-703-6181 . . AlsoNov. 2, 6, 7 and 8.- 2:00 & 8:00: Oancap Productions. JerseyBoys. Gaudio & Crewe. Eric Bates(Tommy deVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (FrankieValli), Andrew Rannells !Bob Gaudio),Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), and others.Des McAnuff, director; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer.Toronto Centre for the Arts,5040 Yonge St. 416-872- 1111. -5.Also Nov. 2, 4-9.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. AChorus line. Hamlisch & Kleban. NationalTouring Company. Canon Theatre, 244Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -. AlsoNov. 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions.Dirty Dancing. Eleanor Bergstein. RoyalAlexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416·872-1212. -. Also Nov. 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, Dec. 2-7.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. WeWill Rock You. Music of Queen. PanasonicTheatre, 651 Yonge St 416-872-1212.-. Also Nov. 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23,26-30, Dec. 3-7.- 7:00: Aaron Brock Memorial lnterna·tional Guitar Competition. Final ConcertoRound. Mazzoleni Hall, Royal Conservatory ofMusic, 273 Bloor St. W. 416- 728-4647. Free.- 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Warand Peace. Prokofiev. Russell Braun, baritone!Andrei); Elena Semenova, soprano(Natasha); Mikhail Kit, bass-baritone IKutu·zov); Sonya Gosse, mezzo IAkhrosimova);Vassily Gerello, baritone (Napoleon); andothers; CO C Orchestra and Chorus; TimAlbery, director; Johannes Debus, conduc·tor. Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231 .-0.- 7:30: Opera by Request. ldomeneo inconcert. Mozart. Avery Krisman, sopranolldomeneo); Rachel Jewell, mezzo (Ilia);Carrie Gray, soprano IEletra); Zachary Win·dus, countertenor lldamante); WilliamShookhoff, music director. College StreetUnited Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. ; 1sr/s1).- 7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. AConcert of Hope and Reconciliation. Esta·cio: The Houses Stand Not Far Apart; J.Willcocks: Lux Perpetua. With Chorus Niagara;Talisker Players; Robert Cooper, DavidWillcocks, conductors. Metropolitan UnitedChurch. 56 Queen St. E. 416-530-4428.; (sr); 1s1).- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Series - II Matrimonio Segre·to. Cimarosa. Miah Im, conductor; AllisonGrant, director. MacMillan Theatre, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ; 1sr/s1). Also Nov. 2.- 8:00: Academy Concert Series. Mozartin Paris, 1778. Chamber works by MozartRona Goldensher, violin; Nicolai Tarasov,clarinet; Sharon Burlacoff, fortepiano. EastminsterUnited Church, 310 Danforth Ave.416-927 -9089. ; lsr/st).- 8:00: Brampton Symphony Orchestra.Symphonic Postcards - Sympfusion. Jas·mine Ragual, vocals; The Three Young Ten·ors; Brampton Neighbourhood ResourceCentre Chorus; BSD Chorus; Robert Raines,conductor. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane,Brampton. 905-874-2800. ; 1sr/st); !children under 12).- 8:00: Dancemakers. The Home Season·Bloodletting and Other Pleasant Things.Tony Chong, choreographer. Created withand performed by Robert Abubo, KateHilliard, Kate Holden, Benjamin Kamino andSteeve Paquet. Dancemakers Centre forCreation, The Distillery Historic District, 55Mill St. The Cannery, Bldg. 58, Suite 313.416-367-1800. ; (sr/s1/cada).- 8:00: Encore Entertainment. leader ofthe Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical. Musicby Greenwich; book by Greenwich,Spector & others. Toronto Centre for theArts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111..50-; -.501sr/st). Also Nov.2.- 8:00: Korean Canadian SymphonyOrchestra. Chausson: Poeme de !'amour etde lamer, op. 19; Haydn: Ariadne auf Nax·os; Brahms: Symphony no. 3 in F, op. 90.David Dong Qyu Lee, countertenor; RichardLee, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall,5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. ; ;1st).- 8:00: New Music Concerts. Generation2008. Works by Shi, Good, Berger and Har·man. Tim Brady, electric guitar; ScottGood, trombone; Ensemble contemporain deMontreal; Veronique Lacroix, conductor.Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961 ·9594. ; 1sr/ar1s workers); ls1).7: 15: Pre-concert chat.NEW MUSICCONCERTSPresents ECM+The Music GalleryNovember 1- 8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Great Masterworks. Brahms: Double Con·certo; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade.Akemi Mercer, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello;Roberto De Clara, conductor. Oakville Centre,130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021.; (sr); (s1).- 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall & MasseyHall. Stefan Milenkovich, violin. Glenn26 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMB ER 7 2008

Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-872·4255. ; (advance).- 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. GlamorousNights. A Tribute to lvor Novello.Programme includes: Waltz of my Heart; ICan Give You the Starlight; We'll GatherLilacs; Keep the Home Fires Burning; andothers. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. LawrenceCentre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony. Haydn:Symphony No. 50; Bruch: Violin ConcertoNo.1; Staniland: Voyageur; Mendelssohn:Symphony No.5 "Reformation". Jacqueslsraelievitch, violin; Alain Trudel, guest conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. -5.Sunday November 02- 1 :30: Mirvish Productions. The Soundof Music. See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Curtain Call Players. Cats. SeeNov. 1.- 2:00: Dancap Productions. JerseyBoys. See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Encore Entertainment. Leader ofthe Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical. SeeNov. 1.- 2:00: Jazz at Royal York. All Star JazzTrio. Gene Di Novi, piano; Neil Swainson,bass; Rick Wilkins, sax. Royal York RoadUnited Church, 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231 -1207. ; $ l 7(sr/st).- 2:00: KUMF Art Gallery. Colours &Keys. Maria Dolnycky and Irina Semenova,piano. Solo and duo works by Debussy,Satie, Poulenc, Matton and others, againstbackdrop of abstract artwork. 2118-ABloor St. W. 416-621-9287. -.- 2:00: Mirvish Productions. A ChorusLine. See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Mirvish Productions. Dirty Dancing.See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Mirvish Productions. We WillRock You. See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Great Masterworks. See Nov. 1.- 2:00: Scarborough Civic Centre. SundaySerenades. North Toronto CommunityBand. Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr. 416-338-3295. Free.- 2:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. GlamorousNights. See Nov. 1. President's Receptionto follow, .- 2:00: Toronto Sinfonietta. Through theRoof of My Heart. McConnell: Through theRoof of my Heart it Rains; The Museum; TheBurning Book; Pepa: Psalm de Liliane; Singer:The Burning Book; Traditional Hebrew Songs.Guest: Baycrest Music Society Choir; PhilipMcConnell, guest conductor. Royal OntarioMuseum, 100 Queen's Park. 416-410-4379.Free with admission to ROM.- 2:00: Trio Bravo. Concert No. 7. Gershwin:Three Preludes; Bruch: Two Studies;Juon: Miniature Suite; Beethoven: TrioOp.38. All Saints Kingsway AnglicanChurch, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-242-2131.; $ l 5(sr/st).- 2:30: Alicier Arts Chamber Music.Beethoven's Ghost. Beethoven: "Ghost"Trio, "Moonlight" Sonata excerpts; Schumann:Phantasiestuck for Cello and Piano;Brahms: Geistliches Wiegenlied; Buczynski:Preludes for Piano. Stephanie Chua, piano;Peter Cosbey, cello; Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith,violin; Allison Marcaccini, soprano; andothers. St. George's on-the-Hill AnglicanChurch, 4600 Dundas St W. 416-731-3599.; $ l 8(sr/st); $ l 5(advance).- 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Series - II Matrimonio Segreto.See Nov. 1.- 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony. SeeNov. 1. George Weston Recital Hall, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-593-4828. -.- 3:00: Udo Kasemets/Susan layard.sUnDD SDUND(word/time}SCAPES: Lastessay by Robert Creeley. Kasemets: Musicfor speaking and singing voices and piano.Udo Kasemets, Susan Layard, performers.Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen's Park.416-929-5849. Free.- 3:00: Weston Silver Band. WSB inConcert. Curnow: Concert piece for Cornet;Lovatt -Cooper: An Untold Story; works bySparke, Howarth, Heaton and Wood. De LaSalle College, Oaklands Auditorium, 131Farnham Ave. 416-249-6553. ; ,children under 12 yrs free.- 4:00: Dancemakers. The Home Season ·Bloodletting and Other Pleasant Things.See Nov 1. PWYC.- 4:00: St. James Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series. Patricia Wright, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.- 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. JazzA SPECIAL INVITATIONto TORONTO SINFONIETTA'sextraordinary concerts in November 2008Matthew Jaskiewicz, Art1st1c DirectorSunday, Nov. 2, 2:00 pm, Royal Ontario MuseumTHROUGH THE ROOF OF MY HEARTWorld premiere, Music: Phil McC.Onnell, Text:: Steven M. Berzensk.yTuesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 pm, Isabel Bader TheatreREMEMBERING INDEPENDENCEChopin's Piano C.Oncerto No 1, and more music by Moniuszko,Paderewski and LutoslawskiSaturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 pm, Isabel Bader TheatreGALA CONCERTEvening of beloved solo concertos featuring winners of 3rc1 TorontoSinfonietta C.Oncerto C.OmpetitionIsabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West (Museum Subwa}?Box Office: 416 410 4379, tickets -m>'°' I 11: WHOLENOTE.COMVespers. Mark Eisenman Trio. 1570 YongeSt. 416-920-5211. Free (donations welcomed).- 5:00: Czech Community Center. Nocturnesin the City. Works by Fibich,Janacek, and Dvorak. Panocha Quartet. St.Wenceslas Church, 496 Gladstone Ave.905-232-3092. .- 7:30: Jubilee United Church. BobGreenwood Memorial Concert. Faure: Requiem.Jubilee Festival Choir and Orchestra;soloists; Ian Sadler, organ. 40 Underhill Dr.416-447-6846. .- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Contemporary Music Ensemble.Gary Kulesha, director. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 8:00: Music Gallery. Bird on a Wire.Terri Hron, recorder. Works by Altieri, Boersen,Hannan, Mathien, Cancino and others.197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (st).Monday November 03- 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Classical instrumentalrecital featuring student soloists.Tribute Communities Recital Hall, AccoladeEast, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100x22926. Free.- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Chamber Music Series. Britten:Cello Sonata; Poulenc: Cello Sonata; Mendelssohn:Variations Concertantes; Schumann:Adagio and Allegro. Steven lsserlis,cello; Connie Shih, piano. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. ; $ l 5(sr/st).- 8:00: Consulate-General of Italy/Inter·national Touring Productions/InternationalResource Centre for PerformingArtists. Gala Italia. Operatic and orchestralworks by Puccini and others. Orchestralnternazionale d'ltalia; Francesca Ruospo,soprano; Claudio Marcotulli, guitar; KerryStratton, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: ERGO Projects. Works by Mexicanand North American Indigenous Composers.Larry Bond Trio and ERGO Ensemble.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.,416-872-4255. ; (seniors/artsworkers); $ lO(st). 7: 15: Pre-concert of ja zzby Latin American composers.- 8:00: Toronto Theatre Organ Society/Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma. WurlitzerTheatre Organ Pops. Jerry Nagano, organ.416-499-6262. ; $ 20(advance).Tuesda November 04- 9:30am & 1 :00: Brampton FestivalYouth Choir. Day Concert. Rose Theatre, 1Theatre Lane, Brampton. 905-874-28 00.- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Dance Series: Claudia and Friends. ClaudiaMoore's Moonhorse Dance Theatre. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 QueenSt. W. 416-363-8231. Free.- 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Voice Performance Class. Studentperformances. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. Free.- 1 :00: St. James Cathedral. Music atMidday. Andrew Ager, organ. 65 ChurchSt. 416-364-7865 x224. Free.- 7:30: Mirvish Productions. The Soundof Music. See Nov. 1.- 8:00: Dancap Productions. JerseyBoys. See Nov. 1.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. A ChorusLine. See Nov. 1.- 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Dirty Dancing.See Nov. 1.- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Broadway Rocks. Selections from Tommy;Phantom of the Opera; The Wiz; Godspell;Jesus Christ Superstar and other musicals.Kirsten Bracken, soprano; Mark Willett,tenor; Matthew Scott, bass; EtobicokeSchool of the Arts Chorus; Erich Kunzel,guest conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. -.Wednesday November 05- 9:30am & 1:00: Brampton FestivalYouth Choir. Day Concert. See Nov. 4.- 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company/Jeunesses Musicales Ontario. ChamberMusic Series: Fantasy Land. Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending; Waxman: CarmenFantasy; Prokofiev: Violin SonataNo.2. Jinjoo Cho, violin; Louise-Andree Baril,piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.- 12:00 noon: Hart House. MiddayEvents: Catherine Su/em Ensemble. HartHouse Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle.416-978-2452. Free.- 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Ruben Diaz Duartet. Works by Luciaand Diaz. Ruben Dia z, flamenco guitar; andband. Martin Family Lounge, 219 AccoladeEast Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.- 12:30: Yorkminster Park BaptistChurch. Noonhour Recital. William Lupton,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922 -1167. Free.- 1 :30 & 7:30: Mirvish Productions. TheSound of Music. See Nov. 1.- 2:00 & 8:00: Dancap Productions. JerseyBoys. See Nov. 1.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. AChorus Line. See Nov. 1.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions.Dirty Dancing. See Nov. 1.- 2:00 & 8:00: Mirvish Productions. WeWill Rock You. See Nov. 1.- 2:00 & 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Broadway Rocks. See Nov. 4.Matinee: -.- 7:30: Mozart Society of Toronto. PanochaDuartet. Works by Mozart, Beethoven,Haydn. Sunderland Hall, First UnitarianCongregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Ave.w. 416-201 -3338. .- 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Small Jazz Ensembles. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-978-3744. Free.Thursday November 06- 1 O:OOam to 9:30pm: York UniversityDepartment of Music. World Music Festival.West-African Drumming, Isaac Akrong(dir.); Klezmer Ensemble, Brian Katz (dir.);West African Drumming and Dance, KwasiDunyo & Larry Graves (directors); Escola deSamba, Rick Lazar (dir.); Cuban Music, PaulOrmandy, Ruben Esguerra, Steve Mancuso(directors); West-African Drumming, AnnaMelnikoff (dir.); Middle Eastern Ensemble,Bassam Shahouk (dir.). Martin FamilyLounge, 219 Accolade East Building, 4 700Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.- 12: 10: St. Paul's Bloor Street Angli-27

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