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Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015

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"Come" seems to be the verb that knits this month's issue together. Sondra Radvanovsky comes to Koerner, William Norris comes to Tafel as their new GM, opera comes to Canadian Stage; and (a long time coming!) Jane Bunnett's musicianship and mentorship are honoured with the Premier's award for excellence; plus David Jaeger's ongoing series on the golden years of CBC Radio Two, Andrew Timar on hybridity, a bumper crop of record reviews and much much more. Come on in!

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 51. C. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 55. D. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 59. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. Attention! DOUBLE ISSUE! The next issue covers the period from December 1, 2015 to February 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Sunday November 8. LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to listings@thewholenote.com or by fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to see a detailed version of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Aurora, Bolton, Burlington, Colgan, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Kleinburg, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Port Credit, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Sharon, Thornhill, Waterloo, Whitby Sunday November 1 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music & Truffles: Vivacious Violins - One-hour Interactive Presentation. Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins Op.56; Violin Sonata No.1 in f Op.80; Saint- Saëns: Violin Sonata No.1 in d Op.75; Sarasate: Navarra, Op.33 for two violins and piano. Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi, violins; Jeanie Chung, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . For ages 5-11(adults welcome). 3:15: Full concert. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. Verdi. Ekaterina Siurina, soprano (Violetta Nov. 1, 4); Joyce El-Khoury, soprano (Violetta Nov. 6); Charles Castronovo, tenor (Alfredo Nov. 1, 4); Andrew Haji, tenor (Alfredo Nov. 6); Quinn Kelsey, baritone (Germont Nov. 1, 4); James Westman, baritone (Germont Nov. 6); Marco Guidarini, conductor; Arin Arbus, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Nov 4, 6; start times vary. ●●2:00: Latvian Guild of Organists of North America. Festival Service and Concert. Six North American Latvian organists; Latvian Vocal Ensemble (Brigita Alka, conductor); Emilija Rozensteina, cello; Lauma Pruse; piano; Vita Kalnciema, organ; Ingrīda Gutberga, organ. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-626-8910. Freewill offering. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters Songmasters Series: Songs of Remembrance. Monica Whicher, soprano; Rachel Andrist, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●2:00: The Sound Post. Fall Salon Concert. Jeanne Lamon, violin; and others. 93 Grenville St. 416-971-6990 x244. Free. Call to reserve. Reception to follow. ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Adi Braun, voice. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: McMichael Canadian Art Collection. McMichael Concert Series: Genevieve Marentette Quartet. 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121 x2209. ; ; (st). Ticket price includes gallery admission. ●●3:00: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. The Magical World of Disney. St. Paul’s United Church (Milton), 123 Main St. E., Milton. 905- 302-3169. ; (sr); (st/child). St. Philip’s Anglican Church ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. Guests: China Court Trio; Kathleen Kajioka, narrator. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). Coffee, tea and home baking to follow. ●●3:00: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Stage & Screen. Music from Star Wars, West Side Story, Raiders of the Lost Ark; other works. Kerry Stratton, conductor. Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 1-800- 222-6608. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. H.M.S. Pinafore: A Tribute Concert to Gilbert and Sullivan. “He is an Englishman.” Gregory Finney(Sir Joseph Porter); Charlotte Knight(Josephine); Rosalind McArthur(Mrs. Cripps); Natasha Fransblow, piano/music director. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. –. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Vivacious Violins. Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins Op.56; Sonata No.1 in f Op.80 for violin and piano; Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in d Op.75; Sarasate: Navarra, Op.33 for two violins and piano. Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi, violins; Jeanie Chung, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15: Music & Truffles for ages 5-11. ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir. Luminosity. James Whitbourn: Luminosity; Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light; Êriks Ešenvalds: Stars; Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Hussein Janmohamed: Sun on Water. Amadeus Choir; Steven Dann, viola; Diana Atherton Davis, singing bowls; Shawn Grenke, piano; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. -. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Warlock’s Capriol Suite. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Music of Fauré. Choral Evensong for All Saints’ Day. Fauré: Requiem; other works. Voices Chamber Choir; Ron Cheung, conductor. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Includes Pumpkin Tea and an illustrated talk on Plainsong and the Prayer Book. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Sunday, November 1, 4pm | Mariachi Vespers Jorge Lopez & his Mexico Amigo Band Sunday, November 22, 4:00 pm | Jazz Vespers Tim Rutledge Quartet with Tim (saxophone), Ben Riley (drums), Bruce Hemmings (piano) and Keith Laurie (bass) Sunday, November 29, 4:00 pm | Jazz Vespers Robi Botos (solo piano) St. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke 25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon) 416-247-5181 • stphilips.net • free will offering 34 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Mariachi Vespers with Jorge Lopez and Mexico Amigo Band. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. All Saints’ Day with the Chameleon Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:00: Aradia Baroque Ensemble. On the Path of Champlain. In celebration of Samuel de Champlain’s 1615 visit to Ontario. Works by Lambert, Lully, Charpentier and Hotterre. Katherine Hill, soprano; Patrice Dutil, narrator; Kevin Mallon, conductor. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 647- 960-6650. ; (sr/under 30). ●●7:30: Lark Ensemble. In Concert. Mozart: Flute Quartet, K298; Kodály: Duo, Op.7; Martinů: Madrigals, H313; Haydn: “Lark” Quartet, Op.64 No.5. Leslie Allt, flute; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Roberta Janzen, cello; Keith Hamm, viola. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416-979-1980. ; (st). Refreshments included. ●●8:00: Ozere. Finding Anyplace. CD Release. Jessica Deutsch, violin and vocals; Emily Rockarts, vocals; Lydia Munchinsky, cello; Adrian Gross, mandolin; Bret Higgins, bass. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-837- 8027. ; (st/arts workers). ●●10:15: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz. Jeri Robins, cantor. Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. 416- 487-4161. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. Monday November 2 ●●2:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Remembering Yiddish Culture through Song. Sing-a-long of pre-war Yiddish songs with Etta Donnell. Kensington Place Retirement Residence, 866 Sheppard Ave W. 416-636-9555. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●7:30: Fraser Jackson with Monique de Margerie and Friends. Poulenc Sextet. Works from the last century by Poulenc and others. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 697-4743. -. ●●7:30: Pages Unbound/Porcupine’s Quill. Lotería Huasteca Book Launch and Concert. Alec Dempster, author; Guests: Tlacuatzin Trio. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 416-531-4635. . Free with purchase of book. ●●8:00: The Oratory. Usus Antiquior: Requiem Mass for All Souls. Works by Palestrina and Morales. Oratory Chant Schola with 5-voice men’s choir; Philip Fournier, conductor. The Oratory, Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416-532-2879. Free. Donations accepted. Free parking. Tuesday November 3 ●●12:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers. Songs of Requiem and Light presented by third-year Oratorio class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Simon Walker, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●2:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and Lieder. Young artists in the classical vocal performance studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyer and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Also Nov 5 (1:30). ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition. Vocal showcase of young Canadian singers selected from nationwide auditions, followed by dinner with competition finalists and COC artists. COC Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. ,500(dinner); 0(cocktail reception); (st). 5:30: Cocktails. ●●7:30: Opus 8. War & Peace. Opus 8 Choral Octet. Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Lula Lounge. Unplugged. Conversation between song, dance and guitar. Flamenco. La Otra Orilla, Flamenco troupe. 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. .75. Wednesday November 4 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cantatas in the Church. Bach: Cantata, BWV139 and organ works. Kirsten Fielding, soprano; Alison Roy, alto; Charles Davidson, tenor; Graham Robinson, bass; David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. PWYC. All donations go directly to the artists. ●●7:00: Monarchs Pub. Ault Sisters at Monarchs. Jazz vocal trio. 33 Gerrard St. W. 416- 585-4352. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. La Traviata. See Nov 1(2:00); Also Nov 6; start times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Orford String Quartet. Beethoven: Op.59 No.3; Op.130 with the Grosse Fugue finale. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Emanuel Ax. Works by Beethoven and Chopin. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. Thursday November 5 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Chopin & Rachmaninoff: Darkness Visible. Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in b, Op.20; Impromptu No.2 in F-sharp, Op.36; Rachmaninoff: Preludes Op.32, Nos.10- 12; Sherkin: Sunderance (2008). Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Bluma Appel Lobby. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Haydn the Master. Haydn’s earliest works contrasted with his final compositions from Opus No.77. COC Orchestra members. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. In Concert: Classics and Jazz. John Edward Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910. . Includes coffee and snack. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. MacMillian: The Country Wife; Lee Lesselman: Make Me a Willow Cabin; Jon Magnussen: Twinge. Midori Koga, piano; Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Ashley Tidy, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and Lieder. Young artists in the classical vocal performance studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan, Janet Obermeyer and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Also Nov 3 (2:30). ●●2:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. From Despair to Hope: A Musical Tribute in Song. Deborah Staiman, vocals; Asher Farber, piano. Hazelton Place Retirement Residence, 111Avenue Rd. 416-928-0111. Free. Education Week runs Nov 2-9. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Pyramus and Thisbe. New Canadian opera and two early Baroque classics. Monk Feldman: Pyramus and Thisbe (world premiere); Monteverdi: Lamento d’Arianna; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo (Thisbe, Arianna, Clorinda); Phillip Addis, baritone (Pyramus, Tancredi); Owen McCausland, tenor (Testo); Johannes Debus, conductor; Christopher Alden, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Nov 7; start times vary. ●●7:30: Opera York. Tosca. Puccini. Romulo Delgado (Cavaradossi); Rachel Cleland (Tosca); Nicolae Raiciu (Scarpia); Sabatino Vacca, artistic director; Giuseppe Macina, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -; (st). Also Nov 7. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fall Major Opera Production: The Medium/The Telephone (Gian Carlo Menotti). Sandra Horst, conductor, Patrick Du Wors, designer; Lisa Magill, costumes; Michael Patrick Albano (The Telephone) and Anna Theodosakis (The Medium), directors. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. , (sr); (st). Opera Talk 30 minutes before each performance in Room 130. Also Nov 6, 7 (7:30); Nov 8 (2:30). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony and York University Symphony Orchestra Preview Concert. Mark Chambers and William Thomas, conductors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. The Irish Rovers: 50th Anniversary Tour. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Musikk for Hardanger and Strings. Rebekka Wolkstein, Sarah Fraser Raff, Brandon Chui, Wendy Solomon, Alex Samaras and GREX (chorus). 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Cecilia Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op.50, No.6: Nicole Lizée: New Commission (world premiere); Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.44, No.2. Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Sarah thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 35

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