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Volume 16 Issue 3 - November 2010

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PIANISTS FIGURE

PIANISTS FIGURE prominently in this issueof The WholeNote. Stewart Goodyear, on ourcover, has been delving deeply into Beethoven:this summer he played all 32 Beethoven sonatasat the Ottawa International Chamber MusicFestival. This month, he’ll grace the stage ofthe Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall onNovember 28, with an all-Beethoven recital.Allan Pulker’s column opens with a lookat the Chinese Cultural Centre’s Toronto International Piano Competition,which has attracted contestants from 10 countries aroundthe world, including Canada. One of the things that’s been curiouslylacking in this city is a recurring event of this sort (there was aninternational Bach piano competiton here back in 1985, but it was notrepeated), so we can only hope that this inaugural event will be theAs Pulker notes, many other pianists have found their way intothis month’s listings. In addition to those mentioned in his column, I’llpoint out that there are two “Art of the Piano” recitals at Gallery 345.Contemporary programmes will be given by Vlada Mars (November12) and Vicki Chow (December 3). See our listings for full details.Something else that leaps out of the 600-odd listings as particularly“Novemberesque” is the abundance of musical activity on universitycampuses throughout Southern Ontario. November is the month whenmusic students take to the stage to present the programmes they’veFOR OPENERS / COLIN EATOCKPianos Forte in Novemberbeen working on since September – so in this month’s magazine,University in the “GTA” section. And in the “Beyond the GTA” list- and Queen’s. Many of these concerts are free – and I’m sure thestudents would appreciate substantial and appreciative audiences fortheir efforts.November can also be a dreary month. Fortunately, there’s a slewof musical-theatre productions by community groups out there: justsuch feel-good shows as Meet Me in St. Louis (opening November4), Annie (also opening November 4), not one but two productions ofOliver! (opening November 13 and 18, respectively), and The Wizardof OzMyFair Lady in Peterborough (opening November 5); White Christmasand A Christmas Carol in Cobourg (on November 11 and 27); andAlice in Wonderland in Barrie (November 19). It’s fast and easy to“music theatre.” Messiah. There was a time when thisperennial favourite was anchored securely in December, but thesedays it’s not uncommon to to hear the Hallelujah Chorus ring outin November. Check out our website on November 10 for a specialfeature on Messiah performances throughout the holiday season.—Colin Eatock, managing editorThe WholeNote The Toronto Concert-Goer’s GuideVOLUME 16 NO 3 | NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 7, 2010720 Bathurst St, Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4MAIN TELEPHONE 416-323-2232FAX 416-603-4791SWITCHBOARD & GENERAL INQUIRIES Ext 21Chairman of the BoardAllan PulkerPublisher/Editor In Chief | David Perlmanpublisher@thewholenote.comManaging Editor | Colin Eatockeditorial@thewholenote.comCD Editor | David Oldsdiscoveries@thewholenote.comEvent Advertising/MembershipKaren Ages | members@thewholenote.comAdvertising/Production Support/OperationsJack Buell | adart@thewholenote.comConcert ListingsColin Eatock | listings@thewholenote.comJazz ListingsOri Dagan | jazz@thewholenote.comWebsiteBryson Winchester | systems@thewholenote.comCirculation, Display Stands & SubscriptionsChris Malcolm | circulation@thewholenote.comPatrick Slimmon | patrick@thewholenote.comTHE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL IS AN AGENCYOF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO.THANKS TO THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORSColumnsBANDSTAND | Jack MacQuarrieBOOKSHELF | Pamela MarglesCHORAL | Benjamin SteinDA CAPO | David PerlmanEARLY MUSIC | Simone DesiletsIN THE CLUBS | Ori DaganJAZZ | Jim GallowayMUSIC’S CHILDREN | mJ buellNEW MUSIC | Jason van EykOPERA | Christopher HoileORCHESTRA & CHAMBER | Allan PulkerWORLD MUSIC | Karen AgesFeaturePamela MarglesCD ReviewersGeoff Chapman, Daniel Foley, Janos Gardonyi,Richard Haskell, Roger Knox, Bill MacLean,Jack MacQuarrie, Tiina Kiik,Roger Knox, Allan Pulker, Terry Robbins,Michael Schwartz, Sharna Searle,Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar, Ken WaxmanProofreadingSimone DesiletsListingsColin Eatock, Felix Deak, Ori Dagan,Richard Haskell, Nick TortiLayout & DesignVerity Hobbs, Brian Cartwright, Uno RamatSUBSCRIPTIONS per year + HST (10 issues)www.thewholenote.comUpcoming Dates & DeadlinesFree Event Listings Deadline6pm Monday November 15Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Monday November 15Advertising Materials Due6pm Wednesday November 17Publication DateTuesday November 30Next issue is Volume 16 No 4,a double issue coveringDecember 1, 2010 – February 7, 2011WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibilityor liability for claims made for any product orservice reported on or advertised in this issue.Printed in CanadaCouto Printing & Publishing ServicesCirculation StatementOctober 2010: 30,000 printed & distributed.Canadian Publication ProductSales Agreement 1263846ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTEPublications Mail Agreement #40026682Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:WholeNote Media Inc.503-720 Bathurst StreetToronto ON M5S 2R4COPYRIGHT © 2010 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INC6 thewholenote.comNovember 1 - December 7, 2010

The ukrainian art song projectpresents in concertSunday December 5, 2010 4:00 PMMykola LysenkoThe Art SongsWorld Premiere and CD LaunchHosted by Stuart Hamilton, C.M.FeaturingMonica Whicher – SopranoKrisztina Szabó – Mezzo-sopranoRussell Braun – BaritonePavlo Hunka – Bass-baritoneJulie Ranti – FluteRoman Borys – CelloAlbert Krywolt – PianoRoman Hurko – ProducerPlease join us in celebrating the launch of thesix CD compilation of Mykola Lysenko’s art songsalong with the posting of the musical scoresfor free distribution on the worldwide web at theRoyal Conservatory’s accoustic jewel.Koerner Hall273 Bloor Street West Toronto, OntarioTickets – available at theKoerner Hall Box Office. Call 416-408-0208or visit performance.rcmusic.caNovember 1 - December 7, 2010 thewholenote.com 7

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