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Volume 18 Issue 1 - September 2012

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Barbara Fris and Janet Catherine Dea, soprano;Natalie Wong, violin; Peggy Mahon, narrator. 35Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; (sr/st/members).11th AnnualSmall World Music FestivalFRIDAY, SEPT 28 / 8:00PMGlenn Gould Studio> CanadaVESAL ENSEMBLE“Iranian Classical - Traditional Kurdish”• 8:00: Small World Music. Vesal Ensemble.Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-536-5439. /(adv); (VIP); (st). Part ofthe Small World Music Fall Festival.Saturday September 29• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 7:00: Opera by Request. Die Walkure.Wagner. Andrew Tees, baritone (Wotan); RachelCleland, soprano (Brunhilde); Leonard Whiting,tenor (Siegmund); Deena Nicklefork, soprano(Sieglinde); Alla Assipova, mezzo; and others;William Shookhoff, piano and music director.College Street United Church, 452 College St.416-455-2365. .• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. IlTrovatore. Verdi. Elza van den Heever, soprano(Leonora); Elena Manistina, mezzo (Azucena);Ramón Vargas, tenor (Manrico); Russell Braun,baritone (Conte di Luna); COC Orchestra andA. Concerts in the GTAPatsy Gallant with Grand Salon OrchestraconductorKerry StrattonPIAFEncoreChorus; Marco Guidarini, conductor. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5;(under 30). Also Oct 2, 5, 10, 13, 19, 21,25, 28, 31; start times vary.• 7:30: Living Arts Centre. Tomislav Bralic andKlapa Intrade. Traditional Croatian music andsong. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141Living Arts Centre Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –.• 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Pictures at an Exhibition. See Sept 27.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 8:00: Grand Salon Orchestra. Piaf Encore.Tribute to Edith Piaf. Patsy Gallant, voice; KerryStratton, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. 416-872-4255. .50.• 8:00: Holy Family Church. Feast of theArchangels: an evening of vocal and instrumentalmusic from the 12th to 18th centuries. Music byPerotin, Palestrina, Marais, Charpentier, Cavalliand others. St. Vincent Baroque Soloists; ChrisVerette, Elyssa Lefurgey, violin; Justin Haynes,gamba; Phillip Fournier, organ and harpsichord.1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. By donation.• 8:00: Massey Hall. An Acoustic Evening withBen Harper. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. –.• 8:00: Harbourfront Centre. NextSteps:SLoE. See Sept 27.• 8:00: Toronto Early Music Centre. The LastTime I Came O’er the Moor. Suites, variationsand sonatas based upon traditional and popularScottish airs; works by J. Oswald, C. McLean,A. Munro, W. McGibbon, R. Bremner andothers. Tim Blackmore, harpsichord and recorders;Michel Cardin, baroque lute and theorbo.Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-464-7610. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv).• 10:30: Small World Music. Salsa Saturdaywith Moda Eterna. Lula Lounge, 1585 DundasSt. W. 416-536-5439. . Part of the SmallWorld Music Fall Festival.Sunday September 30• 1:00 to 4:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts.Season Launch Open House. Performancesby the Bach Children’s Choir, Ron Davis Trio,members of Orchestra Toronto; TafelmusikSeptember 29th, 2012 8:00 pm, Glenn Gould TheatreBUY TICKETS – (416)872-4255General Admission: .50Baroque Orchestra, Korean Canadian SymphonyOrchestra and others; also workshops and theatrepresentations. Presented as part of CultureDays. See listings section D, “The ETCeteras,”under ETCetera: Miscellaneous Events.• 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music andTruffles: Stars of the TSO. Hour-long interactiveconcert for ages 6-15, performed bymembers of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra;includes excerpts from Schubert’s Octet D803and Spohr’s Nonet Op.31. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queens Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . Chocolate truffle included.• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Stars of theTSO. Schubert: Octet D803; Spohr: NonetOp.31. Jonathan Crow, violin/concert master;Etsuko Kimura, violin; Teng Li, viola; JosephJohnson, cello; Jeffrey Beecher, bass; JoaquinValdepeñas, clarinet; and others. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queens Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30).• 3:30: North York Suzuki School of Music.Deirdre Reynolds Scholarship Concert. Featuringa variety of performers. Lawrence ParkCommunity Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-222-5315. By donation.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Free.• 4:00: Harbourfront Centre. NextSteps:SLoE. See Sept 27.• 4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Choral Evensong.Featuring works by C.V. Stanford. Choir of St.Peter’s, Erindale, Clem Carelse, director. 360Windemere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributionsappreciated. Post-concert Peach Tea andchat. For details see listings section D, “TheETCeteras,” under Lectures & Symposia.• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. KlezmerVespers. Jordan Klapman Quartet. 31 St. PhillipsRd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering.• 5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Jan Vaculík,baritone. Piano accompaniment TBA. St.Wenceslas Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 289-234-0264. ; (st).• 7:30: Jubilee United Church. JOSEPH:Jubilee Organ Sunday Evening Program Hour.Includes opening march, music by Bach and 19thcentury masters, organ transcriptions and otherworks. 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. Free.• 8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Aster’s MusicHouse Fundraising Concert. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W. 416-588-8862. .• 8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano:Adam Sherkin. Works by Schubert, Fauré, Bach,Berio, Barber and Sherkin. 345 Sorauren Ave.416-822-9781. Free. Part of Culture Days.>• 8:00: Small World Music. Brazilian Blend:Fall Festival Finale. DJ eLman; Maria Bonita& The Band; Maracatu Mar Aberto. LulaLounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-536-5439./(adv). Part of the Small World MusicFall Festival.Monday October 01• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. The Gryphon Trio. Brahms: Clarinet Trio;Dvořák: “Dumky” Piano Trio; Bayefsky: To bePatient is to Suffer. Guest: James Campbell,clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr);(st).Tuesday October 02• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. JazzSeries: Radical Cycle. Classical art songs combinedwith jazz, klezmer and improvisation. DaniOore, saxophone; Sageev Oore, piano. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. Music at Midday: Student Showcase.Young musicians perform a wide range of worksincluding original compositions. Martin FamilyLounge, 219 Accolade East Bldg., 4700 KeeleSt. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Music at Midday. Gedymin Grubba, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. IlTrovatore. See Sept 29.Wednesday October 03• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Vocal Series: The Shape of Things to Come.COC Chorus Master Sandra Horst and directorMichael Albano lead the artists of the Uof T Opera Division through a preview of their2012/13 season. Excerpts from operas ofBritten, Donizetti, Offenbach and von Flotow.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four SeasonsCentre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St.W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:15: Our Lady of Sorrows. WednesdayConcert Series. Gordon Mansell, organ. 305548 September 1 – October 7, 2012

Bloor St. W. 416-231-6016. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. Peter Nikiforuk,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Anne-Sophie Mutter Returns. Bach: Concerto No.1for Violin and String Orchestra BWV1041;Beethoven: Symphony No.5; Gubaidulina: Intempus praesens for Violin and Orchestra.Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Michael Francis,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828. –5. Also Oct 4.Thursday October 04• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Piano Virtuoso Series: Unfolding. Original compositionsblending Eastern and Western musicwith electronic elements. John Kameel Farah,piano and compositions. Richard BradshawAmphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Trio Kokopelli (Alhelí Pimienta Barajas,flute; Catherine Gray, viola; Ko-Ni Choi, harp).Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Thursdays at Noon. Wolf-Ferrari:Chamber Symphony No.10; Nimmons: Sonatafor Piano. Ed Tait, bass; Gregory Oh, piano; andothers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon at Met.Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Free.• 12:30: York University Department ofMusic. World at Noon. Maria Farinha Band:Maria Farinha, vocals; Roy Patterson, guitar;Ethan Ardelli, drums; Allison Au, sax/flute;Kieran Overs, bass. Martin Family Lounge, 219Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DieFledermaus. Johann Strauss II. Michael Schade,tenor (Gabriel von Eisenstein); Tamara Wilson,soprano (Rosalinde); Laura Tucker, mezzo (PrinceOrlofsky); Ambur Braid, soprano (Adele - Oct4, 9, 14, 20, 27; Nov 1); Mireille Asselin, soprano(Adele - Oct 12, 17, 24, 30; Nov 3); andothers; COC Orchestra and Chorus; JohannesDebus, conductor; Christopher Alden, director.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5;(under 30). Also Oct 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 24,27, 30; Nov 1, 3.• 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. University of Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture;Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K622; Schumann:Symphony No.4 Op.120 in d. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).• 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. Faculty Concert Series: Al HendersonQuintet CD launch for “Taiga.” Al Henderson,bass; Alex Dean, saxes/clarinet; Pat Labarbera,saxes; Richard Whiteman, piano; Barry Romberg,drums. Tribute Communities Recital Hall,Accolade East Bldg., 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 8:00: Music Gallery. New World Series:Akio Suzuki + Kyle Bobby Dunn. 197 John St.416-204-1080. /(adv).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Hong KongSinfonietta. Prokofiev: Symphony in D Op.25No.1 “Classical”; Violin Concerto in g Op.63No.2; Chan Hing-yan: ‘Twas the Thawing Windfor sheng and orchestra; Stravinsky: PulcinellaSuite. Yang Tian-wa, violin; Loo Sze-wang,sheng; Yip Wing-sie, conductor. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .00 and up.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Anne-Sophie Mutter Returns. See Oct 3.Friday October 05• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. IlTrovatore. See Sept 29.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 8:00: Milton Concert Presentations.Milton’s Hometown Girl: Cassandra Warner,mezzo. Evening of art song and opera arias. WithPeter Tiefenbach, piano. Milton Centre for theArts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-854-4028or 905-854-0919. ; (sr).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. RoyalConservatory Orchestra. Gershwin: CubanOverture; Ginastera: Harp Concerto Op.25;Brahms Symphony in e Op.98 No.4. SophieBaird-Daniel, harp. Uri Mayer, conducter.Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208..00 and up.• 8:00: York University Department ofMusic. Improv Soirée. An evening of improvisationin an open mic set-up, hosted by the improvstudios of Casey Sokol. Performers and observerswelcome. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x22926. Free.Saturday October 06• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 7:30: Living Arts Centre/MississaugaChinese Arts Organization. Jianxia Zhou SoloConcert. Jianxia Zhou, soprano. HammersonHall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts CentreDr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. –.• 8:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Autumn Classics. Kulesha:Celebration Overture; Rachmaninoff: VocaliseOp.34, arranged for cello and orchestra;Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo ThemeOp.33; Symphony No.4. Daniel Hass, cello; Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-275-6720. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Musicians in Ordinary. His PerfectionsLike the Sunbeams. Commemorating the life anddeath of Henry, Prince of Wales. Hallie Fishel,soprano; John Edwards, theorbo; ChristopherVerrette, violin; Justin Haynes, viola da gamba.Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/st).Sunday October 07• 2:00: April 30th Entertainment. Queen for aDay: The Musical. See Sept 26.• 3:00: Hart House Music Committee.Sunday Concert Series. Mauro Bertoli, piano.Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle.416-978-2452. Free. • 4:00: CathedralChurch of St. James. Twilight Recitals. DavidBriggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865x231. Free.• 7:00: Toronto Palestine Film Festival.Marcel Khalifé & Al Mayadine Ensemble. Musicalperformance of poems of Mahmoud Darwish.Marcel Khalife, oud/vocals/compositions; AlMayadine Ensemble. George Weston Recital Hall,Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.Saturday September 01• 11:30am: Shaw Festival. Trouble in Tahiti.Music and libretto by Bernstein. Elodie Gillett(Dinah); Mark Uhre (Sam); and others; PaulSportelli, music director; Jay Turvey, stage director.Court House Theatre, 26 Queen St.,Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429..16. Also Sept 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20,22, 26, 29, 30; Oct 4, 6, 7(final performance);all shows at 11:30am.• 2:00: Stratford Shakespeare Festival/Schulich Children’s Plays. You’re a Good Man,Charlie Brown. Book, music and lyrics by C.Gesner. Stephen Patterson (Snoopy); Erica Peck(Lucy); Ken James Stewart (Charlie Brown);Andrew Broderick (Schroeder); Amy Wallis(Sally); Kevin Yee (Linus); and others; DonnaFeore, director and choreographer. Avon Theatre,99 Downie St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600.–6; (18 and under). Also Sep 5, 8, 9,12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29; Oct3, 5; runs to Oct 28; start times vary.• 8:00: Shaw Festival. Ragtime. Music by S.Flaherty; lyrics by L. Ahrens; book by TerrenceMcNally; based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow.Benedict Campbell (Father); Patty Jamieson(Mother); Evan Alexander Smith (YoungerBrother); Guy Bannerman (Grandfather); ThomAllison (Coalhouse) and others; Paul Sportelli,music director; Jackie Maxwell, stage director.Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’sParade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429. .90–4.35. Also Sept 2, 5, 6, 8,9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27,28, 30; Oct 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; runs to Oct 14; starttimes vary.• 8:00: Stratford Shakespeare Festival. 42ndStreet. Music by H. Warren; lyrics by A. Dubin;book by M. Stewart and M. Bramble; basedon the novel by B. Ropes. With Sean Arbuckle(Julian Marsh); Kyle Blair (Billy Lawlor); CynthiaDale (Dorothy Brock); Jennifer Rider Shaw(Peggy Sawyer); Naomi Costain (Anne “AnytimeReilly”); and others; Michael Barber, music director;Gary Griffin, stage director. Festival Theatre,55 Queen St., Stratford. 1-800-567-1600.–6; (18 and under). Also Sept 7, 8,9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29;Oct 3, 5, 6, 7; runs to Oct 28; start times vary.Sunday September 02• 2:00: Stratford Shakespeare Festival.Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert and Sullivan. SeanArbuckle (Pirate King); Kyle Blair (Frederic); AmyWallis (Mabel Stanley); and others; FranklinBrasz, music director; Ethan McSweeny,stage director. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St.,Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. –1.90;(18 and under). Also Sep 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13,15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 29, 30, Oct 2, 4,5, 6; runs to Oct 27; start times vary.Wednesday September 05• 12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru.Tribute to Fred Astaire. Mike Lewis, piano.Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N.,Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st).• 8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Beautiful Tool:416-250-3708 or 1-855-985-2787. .75–5.75; .75–(sr/st).B. Concerts Beyond the GTAIN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kitchener,London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orangeville, Owen Sound, Paris,Peterborough, Picton, Port Hope, Sarnia, St. Davids, Stratford andWaterloo.Mary Margaret O’Hara, voice, and Peggy Lee,cello. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 358Gordon St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Stratford Shakespeare Festival.Wanderlust. Music by M. Norman; book andadditional lyrics by M. Panych; based on poemsof Robert Service. World premiere. Bank clerkand aspiring poet Robert Service dreams ofromance and escape to a new life of adventurein the gold rush of the Great North. Robin Hutton(Louise Montgomery); Tom Rooney (RobertService); Dan Chameroy (Dan McGrew); RandyHughson (Mr. McGee); Lucy Peacock (Mrs.Munsch); and others; Marek Norman, music director,Diana Coatsworth, choreographer; MorrisPanych, stage director. Tom Patterson Theatre,111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. –6; (18 and under). AlsoSep 7, 12, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28; starttimes may vary.Thursday September 06• 5:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Muskox.Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St.,Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free.• 8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill:Colin Stetson and Ben Grossman. St. George’sAnglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph.519-763-4952. ; (sr/st).• 11:30pm: Guelph Jazz Festival. Nels Clineand Glenn Kotche. St. George’s Anglican Church,99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ;(sr/st).Friday September 07• 5:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Coltrane’sAscension by Jeremy Strachan & Ensemble.Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 358 Gordon St.,Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free.• 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Hungrytown.American roots duo. House Concert, 458 HighSt., London. 519-473-2099. $18/(adv).• 8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. ColtraneReimagined: ROVA’s Electric Ascension. RiverRun Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ; (sr/st).• 10:30pm: Guelph Jazz Festival. Huntsvillewith Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche. Guelph YouthMusic Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ; (sr/st).Saturday September 08• 10:30am: Guelph Jazz Festival. JennyScheinman & Myra Melford. St. George’sAnglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph.519-763-4952. ; (sr/st).• 1:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. DoubleBill: Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp; Brew(Miya Masaoka, Reggie Workman and GerryHemingway). River Run Centre, 35 WoolwichSt., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ; (sr/st).• 1:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Ernesto CerviniQuartet. Market Square, 59 Carden St., Guelph.519-763-4952. Free.• 2:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. Michael StuartQuartet with Jerry Bergonzi. Market Square, 59Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free.• 4:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. WernerSeptember 1 – October 7, 2012 49

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