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Volume 20 Issue 3 - November 2014

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winter. North York Central Library Auditorium,5120 Yonge St. 416-395-5639 to register.Free.●●Nov 20 7:00: Arraymusic. Lecture on AnnSoutham by Tamara Bernstein. Music writer,lecturer and concert curator Tamara Bernsteinpresents an in-depth lecture on thelife and music of composer Ann Southam.This event coincides with the acquisition andlaunch of Southam’s LP collection, a rare andrich insight into this brilliant composer’s aestheticand life. Bernstein will use some of thealmost 300 titles as illustrations in the talk.The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. (2nd floor).416-532-3019.PWYC.●●Nov 21 7:00: Soundstreams. Salon 21: OldInstruments, New Music. Special guests fromThe Toronto Consort perform on ancientinstruments in contemporary and experimentalways. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’sPark. 416-504-1282. PWYC.●●Dec 2 to Dec 16 (Tuesdays), 10:00am–12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music.The Glorious Music of Christmas: A 3-weekcourse. Delve into the rich treasury of musicfrom all ages, from Handel’s Messiah, to J.S.Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, favourite carols,and more! 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2825. 0.Master Classes●●Nov 3 7:00: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Opera Master Class with CatherineWyn-Rogers, John R. Stratton visitor inmusic. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Nov 4 12:10: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Art Song Master Class with CatherineWyn-Rogers, John R. Stratton visitorin music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Nov 15 10:00am: RCCO Toronto. OrganMaster Class with Isabelle Demers. Four studentsperform a variety of repertoire forthe pipe organ. Lawrence Park CommunityChurch, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551.Free.Screenings●●Nov 14 8:00: Vox Metropolis. “Silent Films/ New Music”. Featuring Buster Keaton’s“Sherlock Jr.” with new music by classicalcrossoverensemble Vox Metropolis (DavidJones (piano/violin), Kirk Starkey (cello/guitar),Sara Traficante (flutes/saxophone). Performedlive to picture. Church of St. John theEvangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W. Hamilton.Tickets online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/901315 or at La Jardinère, 246 LockeSt. S. $20; (senior); (students).●●Nov 19 7:30: Hamilton PhilharmonicOrchestra/Zoetic Theatre. The Red Violin(1998).Film centres on a violin created in 1681by a Cremonese master violin maker for thebirth of his child, spanning four centuries andfive countries as it tells the story of a mysteriousviolin and its many owners. StarringColm Feore, Samuel L. Jackson and Don McKellar.Pre-Film Feature: Enjoy a demonstrationon the violin by an HPO musician as they talkabout the intriguing history and use of thisimportant orchestral instrument. The ZoeticTheatre, 526 Concession St. (at Upper Wentworth)Hamilton. 905-526-7756.●●Nov 25 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music/D. The ETCeterasHot Docs Canadian International DocumentaryFestival. Vladimir Horowitz: The LastRomantic (1985). Features intimate performancesfrom the home of the award-winningclassical pianist Vladimir Horowitz; directedby the renowned Maysles brothers. Also: TwoHands: The Leon Fleisher Story. Pianist LeonFleisher will participate in a post-screeningQ&A. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 BloorStreet W. 416-637-3123; www.bloorcinema.com ; (Bloor members).●●Dec 6 3:00: Arraymusic. Udo Kasemets -Uncompromising Experimentalist - Day One.●●A tribute to one of Toronto’s most respectedthinkers and composers. Features a screeningof Kasemets’ piano concerto. Written forArray’s pianist Stephen Clarke and performedby Toronto’s New Music Concerts, this DVDcontains the definitive performance of thework and an interview with Kasemets. Then,a film by Mani Mazinani puts together this finemultimedia artist and Kasemets’ solo pianowork. During the afternoon an animatedvideo that accompanies Kasemets’ CalendarRound, based on the Mayan calendar, willplay. The Array Space, 155 Walnut Street (2ndfloor). 416-532-3019..Singalongs, Jams, Circles●●Nov 1 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of Improvisation.With artistic director Rick Sacks,some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friendsand out-of-town guests, heralding a return tothe Columbia U Radio jams or the great traditionof CCMC Music Gallery evenings. TheArray Space, 155 Walnut St. (2nd floor). 416-532-3019. PWYC.●●Nov 22 10:30am – 1:00: Toronto MendelssohnChoir. Singsation Saturday: ChristmasCarols and Hymns. Join guest conductorMatthew Otto and members of the TMCfor a choral sing-along of popular seasonalmusic. Bring your voice and good cheer, andwe’ll provide the music. St. Anne’s AnglicanChurch, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-598-0422x223. (includes refreshments).●●Dec 2 8:00: Arraymusic. Evening of Improvisation.With artistic director Rick Sacks,some of Toronto’s finest musicians, friendsand out-of-town guests, heralding a return tothe Columbia U Radio jams or the great traditionof CCMC Music Gallery evenings. TheArray Space, 155 Walnut Street (2nd floor).416-532-3019. PWYC.Spoken Word, Performance Art●●Nov 1 8:00: New Adventures in SoundArt. Terminal Noise. A program of soundart works considers the links between thedeceased and the living in this All Saint’s Dayconcert; followed by a noise art performanceby the live electronics duo Mugbait. Featuredis Gelded Eyes performed by Mugbait, andworks by Norah Lorway, Dan Tramte, VanessaSorce-Lévesque and Nick Storring. NAISASpace, 601 Christie St. #252. www.soundplay.ca.●●Nov 3 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art.New Music 101: Reference Library MobilePerformance. Works from past NAISA performanceswill be the basis for exploring theacoustics of the Toronto Reference Librarywith a mobile performance walk using AudioSpotlight directional speakers. Toronto ReferenceLibrary, 789 Yonge St. www.soundplay.caFree●●Nov 8 7:00: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety/Dickens Fellowship. Charles Dickensmeets Gilbert and Sullivan – an evening ofsong and story – indeed! St. Andrews UnitedChurch, 117 Bloor St. East. 416-763-0832.Non-members . All welcome.●●Nov 21 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony/WordsWorth Books. Intersectionswith authors Miriam Toews and WayneGrady. Features a reading of excerpts fromeach award-winning author’s novels accompaniedby musical selections to complementthe work; led by KWS music director EdwinOutwater. Conrad Centre for the PerformingArts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519-745-4711;888-745-4717; kwsymphony.ca ; (students).Also Nov 22.●●Nov 22 7:30: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony/WordsWorth Books. Intersectionswith authors Miriam Toews and WayneGrady. See Nov 21.Workshops●●Nov 1 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. CelloWorkshop led by Sybil Shanahan. Focusing onexcerpts from orchestral repertoire. NorthernDistrict Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd.416-386-0258. ; (members).●●Nov 1 4:00: Musikay Early Music Ensemble.Join us to read through the heavenly musicof Guillaume Dufay and Giovanni Pierluigi daPalestrina that will be performed at our firstconcert. A wonderful learning experienceand an opportunity to sing with professionalsingers. Grace Lutheran Church, 304 SpruceStreet, Oakville. 905-825-9740. Free.●●Nov 8 9:30am - 4:30pm: Melos. Kevin MallonWorkshop on French Baroque Music.Baroqueviolinist and conductor, Kevin Mallon,leads a workshop on the playing of Frenchbaroque music. The workshop was offeredby audition or invitation (registration bySept 30), to professional instrumentalistsand advanced students of strings, baroqueflute, recorder, and oboe (all playing at A415).Open to anyone interested in auditing (Registerby Nov 7.) Participants also perform atMelos’s Nov 16 Fundraising Tea and Concert(see Galas and Fundraisers). St. George’s Hall,121 Wellington St. Kingston. Contact: HollyGwynne-Timothy, 613-767-7245.●●Nov 8 1:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-Along MessiahWorkshop. Join fellow amateur singersand be put through the paces by Tafelmusik’sONLYSING-ALONGMESSIAHWORKSHOPSat Nov 8416.964.6337tafelmusik.orgIvars Taurins, baroque specialist and conductor.Taurins will work with the participants,giving new insight into a selection ofchoruses from Handel’s Messiah. Participantswill be seated according to their appropriatesections – soprano, alto, tenor, andbass – each led by a member of the TafelmusikChamber Choir. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre,427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. www.tafelmusik.org●●Nov 11 12:10: U of Toronto Faculty of Music.Performance class for singers: “Songs ofRequiem and Light.” With Mia Bach and singersfrom the third-year oratorio class. WalterHall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. Free.●●Nov 14 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church,527 Mount Pleasant Rd (entrance off Belsize).416-480-1853. Guests: ; members: free.Refreshments included.●●Nov 16 1:00 to 4:00: Arraymusic / TheEvergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan.Array/Evergreen Community Gamelan MeetUp #3. This fun, hands-on Meet Up bringspeople together to play beautiful Indonesianinstruments, along with a huge collectionof percussion instruments (gongs, bowls,vibes, marimba, drums, djembe, congas, bells,chimes, shells and more). The Array Space,155 Walnut Ave. (2 nd floor). 416-532-3019. .●●Nov 18 7:00: North York Central Library.Blues Poetry. Blues poetry is a fusion of theblues music genre and the African Americanoral tradition. Using the library’s collection,award-winning blues artists DianaBraithwaite & Chris Whiteley, and musicologist,guitarist Mike Daley perform the workof Langston Hughes and others. North YorkCentral Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St.416-395-5639 to register. Free.●●Nov 23 2:00: CAMMAC TorontoRegion. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists.Schubert: Mass in A flat. StephanePotvin, conductor. Christ Church DeerPark, 1570 Yonge St. 416-482-6562. ;(members).●●Nov 25 12:10: U of Toronto Faculty of Music.Performance class for singers: “Louis Spohr(1784-1859) and His Contemporaries.” Studentsin Collaborative Piano and Voice Studieswith Steven Philcox, Head of CollaborativePiano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Dec 2 12:10: U of Toronto Faculty of Music.Performance class for singers: Songs of theSeason. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg.,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free.●●Dec 5 7:30: CAMMAC Recorder Players’Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshopfor recorders and other early instruments.Coach: Janos Ungvary. Mount PleasantRoad Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd(entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests$20; members . Refreshments included.●●Dec 6 2:00: Musikay Early Music Ensemble.How to Handle Messiah. Explore theperformances practices for Handel’s masterwork.We will learn the different ways tointerpret the different movements of Messiah,including the tempo markings, articulations,relationship to the text. We sing thechoruses and solos of Messiah. We will alsolisten to recorded interpretations and discussthe pros and cons of different versions.304 Spruce St. Oakville. 905-825-9740.64 | November 1 - December 7, 2014 thewholenote.com

MUSICAL THEATREAs you flip through our daily listings this month, you may notice theconspicuous absence of one very important genre in our city’s musicallife. So where, you might be wondering, has all the musical theatregone? It’s all right here. With different venues, different presenters andmuch longer runs than your average classical concert, we’ve decided totry to do southern Ontario’s musical theatre scene justice and attempta listings style that is a little different. Here follows the presenters, titles,run dates and venues of musical theatre productions this month, pluswhere you can go to find out the details.In the GTA●●Acting Up Stage Company: UnCovered:Billy Joel & Elton John. Wed Nov 12 and ThuNov 13, TELUS Centre for Performance &Learning, Koerner Hall. actingupstage.com.●●Brampton Music Theatre: Les Misérables.Runs Thu Nov 6 to Fri Nov 14, The Rose Theatre,Brampton. rosetheatre.ca.●●Canadian Stage: Co-presented with MOonhORsEDance Theatre: Older & Reckless.Runs Thu Nov 6 to Sun Nov 9, Berkeley StreetTheatre. canadianstage.com.●●Canadian Stage: opus. Runs Wed Nov 12 toSun Nov 16, Bluma Appel Theatre.canadianstage.com.●●Clarkson Music Theatre: Young Frankenstein.Runs Fri Nov 21 to Sun Nov 30,Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga. mtix.ca.●●Compañía MARIA SERRANO: Volver aFlamenTango. Fri Nov 21, John Bassett Theatre,Metro Toronto Convention Centre.1-855-985-5000.●●Curtain Call Players: Cabaret. Runs FriNov 7 to Sat Nov 15, The Fairview Library Theatre.curtaincallplayers.com.●●encore entertainment: As Canadian As…Timmies! Sat Nov 1, George Weston RecitalHall, Toronto Centre for the Arts.encoreshows.com.●●Lower Ossington Theatre: Evita. Runs SatNov 1 to Fri Nov 14, Lower Ossington Theatre.lowerossingtontheatre.com.●●Lower Ossington Theatre: Pinkalicious TheMusical. Runs Sun Nov 2 to Sun Jan 25, LowerOssington Theatre Studio.lowerossingtontheatre.com.●●Lower Ossington Theatre: Jesus ChristSuperstar. Runs Thu Dec 4 to Sun Jan 25,Lower Ossington Theatre.lowerossingtontheatre.com.●●Mirvish. The Book of Mormon. Runs untilSun Nov 30, Princess of Wales Theatre.mirvish.com.●●National Dance Theatre Company ofJamaica: Tribute to Rex. Tue Nov 4, Sony Centrefor the Performing Arts. sonycentre.ca.●●Necessary Angel Theatre Company: WhatMakes a Man. Runs until Sun Nov 2, BerkeleyStreet Theatre. necessaryangel.com.●●Randolph Academy for the PerformingArts: Curtains. Runs Tue Dec 2 to Sat Dec 6,Annex Theatre. randolphacademy.com.●●Ross Petty Productions: Cinderella: TheGags to Riches Family Musical. Runs FriNov 21 to Sun Jan 4, Elgin Theatre.rosspetty.com.●●Scarborough Music Theatre: The King andI. Runs until Sat Nov 15, Scarborough VillageTheatre. theatrescarborough.com.●●Sheridan College Theatre: Little Women.Runs Thu Nov 27 to Sun Dec 7, Studio Theatre,Oakville. sheridancollege.ca.●●Sheridan College Theatre: Hello, Dolly!Runs Tue Nov 25 to Sun Dec 7, MacDonald-Heaslip Hall, Oakville. sheridancollege.ca.●●Soulpepper: Soulpepper Cabaret Series.Runs Saturdays Nov 1 to Nov 29, TD Studio.soulpepper.ca.●●Soulpepper: Spoon River. Runs until SatNov 15, Young Centre for the Performing Arts.soulpepper.ca.●●Steppin Out Theatrical Productions:Annie. Runs Thu Nov 20 to Sun Nov 23, RichmondHill Centre for Performing Arts.steppinout.ca.●●Tarragon Theatre: Sextet. Runs Wed Nov 12to Sun Dec 14, Tarragon Theatre.tarragontheatre.com.●●Toronto Dance Theatre: Triple Bill. RunsTue Nov 4 to Sat Nov 8, Fleck Dance Theatre.tdt.org.●●Wakka Wakka Productions/The NordlandVisual Theatre: Fabrik: The Legend of M.Rabinowitz. Runs Wed Nov 5 to Sun Nov 16,Toronto Centre for the Arts.hgjewishtheatre.com.Beyond the GTA●●Drury Lane Theatrical Productions: TheMikado. Runs until Sat Nov 29, Drury LaneTheatre, Burlington. drurylane.ca.●●Oshawa Little Theatre: Les Misérables.Runs Thu Nov 20 to Sat Dec 13, Oshawa LittleTheatre, Oshawa. oshawalittletheatre.com.●●Theatre Ancaster: Jesus Christ Superstar.Runs Fri Nov 21 to Sat Dec 6, Ancaster HighSchool, Ancaster. theatreancaster.com.●●VOS Theatre: White Christmas. Runs ThuNov 6 to Sat Nov 15, Victoria Hall, Cobourg.vostheatre.com.We want your feedback! Which theatres do you want to hearmore about? Would you prefer musical theatre in our daily listings?What about musical theatre interests you?Send us an email with comments to publisher@thewholenote.com, or write to:WholeNote Media IncCentre for Social Innovation720 Bathurst St. Suite 503Toronto, ONM5S 2R4Presenters and Readers take note!The upcoming issue is our year-end double issue. It will coverlistings from December 1, 2014 to February 7, 2015. There is NOJANUARY ISSUE of The WholeNote.The deadlines for the December/January issue are as follows:Free Event Listings Deadline6pm Saturday November 8Display Ad Reservations Deadline6pm Saturday November 15Classifieds Deadline6pm Monday November 24Advertising Materials Due6pm Tuesday November 18The remainder of our 20th season is as follows:!!Vol 20 No 5 covers Feb 1 to Mar 7, 2015Ad bookings: January 15Street: Thursday January 29!!Vol 20 No 6 covers Mar 1 to Apr 7, 2015Ad bookings: February 15Street: Friday February 27!!Vol 20 No 7 covers Apr 1 to May 7, 2015Ad bookings: March 15Street: Tuesday March 31!!Vol 20 No 8 covers May 1 to Jun 7, 2015Ad bookings: April 15Street: Thursday April 30(includes CANARY PAGES DIRECTORY)!!Vol 20 No 9 covers Jun 3 to Sept 7, 2015Ad bookings: May 15Street: Wednesday June 3(includes GREEN PAGES DIRECTORY)Don’t forget, we also have HalfTones, our mid-monthnewsletter with news, contests, late listings and more!!!Vol 2 No 3: Monday November 17, 2014!!Vol 2 No 4: Thursday December 11, 2014!!Vol 2 No 5: Tuesday January 6, 2015!!Vol 2 No 6: Wednesday February 11, 2015!!Vol 2 No 7: Thursday March 12, 2015!!Vol 2 No 8: Tuesday April 14, 2015!!Vol 2 No 9: Thursday May 14, 2015!!Vol 2 No 10: Wednesday June 17, 2015!!Vol 2 No 11: Tuesday July 7, 2015!!Vol 2 No 12: Tuesday August 11, 2015Please contact halftones@thewholenote.com with anyHalfTones inquiries.thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2014 | 65

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