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Volume 14 - Issue 3 - November 2008


DON'T MISS THIS UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY to enjoy extraordinarily great artists in a trulyextraordinary space, the new home of The Glenn Gould School and The Royal Conservatory.YOAVTALMI GGS VOCAL STUDENTS ANTON KUERTITHE GLENN GOULD SCHOOLPRESENTSThursday, November 20, 2008, 8:00 pmRoyal Conservatory OrchestraYOAV TALMI, conductorSONIA SIELAFF, clarinetRepertoire:STRAUSS Till EulenspiegelNIELSEN Clarinet ConcertoMAHLER Symphony No. 1Celebrated conductor and artistic director ofthe Quebec Symphony Yoav Tai mi will lead theRoyal Conservatory Orchestra in this vividlyprogrammatic set of classical cornerstones.Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts -George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St.Tickets: adults, students - Tickets onlyavailable through Ticketmaster 416.872.1111Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 8:00pmThe GGS Vocal ShowcaseEnjoy the rare opportunity to see these operaticsingers of the future on stage at The RoyalConservatory. Join The Glenn Gould School's talentedstudents of the vocal department up-close as theypresent an evening of arts songs and opera arias.Location: Mazzoleni Hall -The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W.Tickets: FREE - Donation proceeds in support ofThe GGS Opera WorkshopGEORGE GAO MARTIN BEAVER ADITYA VERMA JUDY LOMAN &NORA SCHULMANTHE ROYAL CONSERVATORYPRESENTSLocation: All concerts at Mazzoleni Ha II -The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W.TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH RCM BOX OFFICESunday, October 26, 2008, 2:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesANTON KUERTI, pianoAl I Beethoven ProgrammeTickets: adult, studentsThursday, November 6, 2008, 7:30pmWorld Music ConcertsGEORGE GAO, erhuTraditional Chinese erhu fused with western musicTickets: adult, studentsFriday, November 7, 2008, 8:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesARC's Music in Exile (Artists of The Royal Conservatory)Programme includes the Canadian premiere ofAdolph Busch's String Sextet and Robert Kahn'sSuite for violin and piano.Tickets: adult, studentsJOIN US FOR THE FIRST OF A 5-PARTBEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO LECTURESERIES WITH INTERNATIONALLYACCLAIMED PIANIST ANTON KUERTIon Friday, November 28, 2008, 2:00pm atThe Royal Conservatory. Admission is free.Please visit for a list of all ourother free concerts, master classes and events.LEON FLEISHERFriday, November 14, 2008, 8:00pmGreat Artists SeriesMARTIN BEAVER & LI WANG, violin and pianoProgramme: BEETHOVEN Sonata Op. 24, BRAHMSSonata Op. 78, BACH Chaconne from Partita No. 2and PROKOFIEV Sonata Op. 94a.Tickets: adult, studentsThursday, November 20, 2008, 7:30 pmWorld Music ConcertsADITYA VERMA, sarodJoin this Montreal based sarod artist in aprogramme of traditional music from India.Tickets: adult, O studentsSunday, November 23, 2008, 2:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesJUDY LOMAN & NORA SCHULMAN, harp & fluteProgramme: SPOHR Sonata Op. 113, DONIZETIISonata, LIEBERMANN Sonata, GLENN BUHR DansesAbstraites, PIAZZOLLA Three PiecesTickets: adult, studentsWednesday, December 3, 2008, 8:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesLEON FLEISHER, pianoSolo repertoire first half, second half performingBrahms Piano Quintet in f minor with members ofARC (ERIKA RAUM & MARIE BERARD, violins,STEVEN DANN, viola and BRYAN EPPERSON, cello)Tickets: adult, students(Please note: new concert date - LI WANG,solo piano recital - Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at 4:00pm)

wholenoteVolume 14 #3 November 1 - December 7, 200806 EDITOR'S OPENER: The Walking Ovation? David Perlman07 FEATURE: Shape Shifter: Mary McGeer's Talisker Colin Eatock10 FEATURE: Toronto in November: The Paris Connection Allan PulkerBEAT BY BEAT (The Live Music Scene)13 World View Karen Ages15 In with the New Richard Marsella17 Early Music Frank Nakashima18 Choral Scene ml buell20 Jazz Notes Jim Galloway20 In the Clubs: Autumn's Day Ori Dagan21 Band Stands and Podiums Jack MacQuarrie23 On Opera Christopher HaileMUSICAL LIFE (1)24 Choral Life Q & A: Jurgen Petrenko ml buellCALENDAR (Live Music Listings)26-42 Section I: Concerts: Toronto & GTA43-46 Section 2: Concerts: Beyond the GTA46-47 Section 3: Jazz in the Clubs (listings)48 Section 4: Announcements, Lectures, Workshops, ... EtceteraMUSICAL LIFE (2)50 We are All Music's Children ml buellDISCOVERIES - Records Reviewed53 Editor's Corner David Olds54 Vocal and Opera55 Early, Classical and Beyond56 Modern and Contemporary57 Jazz and Improvised Music58 Pot Pourri - Extended Play60 Old Wine in New Bottles Bruce SurteesENCORE!62 Engaging Toronto's Music Classrooms Matthew Tran-AdamsOTHER ELEMENTS06 Contact Information and Deadlines25 Index of Advertisers49/52 WholeNote MarketPlace51 C lassified AdsIN THIS ISSUETHE PARIS CONNECTIONLeslie NewmanPage 10N EW VOICEKiyoshi NagataPage 13JAZZ NOTESMolly JohnsonPage 20CONTEST:Music's Chi ldPage 50N OVEMBER 1 - D ECEM BER 7 2008 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM 5

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