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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!

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Toi. Door prizes and refreshments. Non-subscription event. THAT CHOIR REMEMBERS conducted by Craig Pike November 8, 2015 www.thatchoir.com ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Remembers. Works by Nystedt, Allan, Barber, Lauridsen, Whitacre and Rachmaninoff. Craig Pike, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-419-1756. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). Monday November 9 ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. À la Carte. String trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Oesterle and a surprise composer. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-409-6824. ; (st). 6:30: Pre-concert talk with Marie Bérard. Tuesday November 10 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Featuring performance students from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. A. Concerts in the GTA Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Peter Jablonski, pianist. Toronto debut. Szymanowski: Don Juan Serenade; Chopin: Mazurka, Op.17 No.4; Szymanowski: Mazurka No.1; Chopin: Polonaise, Op.26 No.1; Grieg: Ballade in g; and works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Copland/Bernstein. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , ; (st); age 18 to 35: pay your age. Wednesday November 11 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Recitals. Angus Sinclair, organ; Paulo Sanvidotti, trumpet. 1585 Yonge St. 416- 922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Nocturnes in the City. Zemlinsky String Quartet. Works by Mendelssohn, Janáček, Suk and Dvořák. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. ; (st). Thursday November 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: String Trio Gems. Works by Beethoven, Kodály and Gubaidulina. Trio Arkel: Marie Bérard, violin; Teng Li, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Works by Saint- Saëns, Infante and Gershwin. Emily Chiang, piano; Helen Becqué, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Sarah Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T 12tet. Jim Lewis, trumpet; Terry Promane, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: New Twists on the Classics. Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Hart House Orchestra. In Concert. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. ●●8:00: Massey Hall presents at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Torn from the Pages: Nino Ricci. Newly commissioned songs, stories and poems inspired by “Sleep”. Dave Bidini, host; Nobu Adilman; Tony Dekker; Oh Susanna; Corin Raymond; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 4. R. Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Dvořák: Song to the Moon from Rusalka; Charpentier: “Depuis le jour” from Louise; Mahler: Symphony No.4. Simone Osborne, soprano; Michael Sanderling, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe MAHLER SYMPHONY 4 SIMONE OSBORNE, SOPRANO NOV 12 & 14 | TSO.CA St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Intermission Chat in the lobby with Tom Allen. Also on Nov 14. Friday November 13 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Koichi Inoue, piano. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Leonard Music Services/Shaw Percussion. The Cocksure Lads in Concert. You’re a Cocksure Lad; You’ve Gotta Stay Cocksure; Wellies in the Bath; In London Town; Easy Peasy; and other works. Murray Foster, vocals, bass, guitars; Mike Ford, vocals, guitars, keyboards; Tim Bovaconti, lead guitar; Blake Manning, drums and percussion. Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon. 905-722-5449. ; (adv). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. AIMIA Discovery Series: GGS Fall Opera. Xavier Montsalvatge: Puss in Boots; Berio: Folk Songs. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Also Nov 14. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?® Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2. Alexander Seredenko, piano; Rob Kapilow, conductor & host. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. ●●8:00: Curtain Call Players. A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-703-6181. . Also Nov 14-15, 18-21. Times vary. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory/Batuki Music/ Small World Music. Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Étoile de Dakar. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Soul of Naples. Renaissance music featuring comic street songs, love poetry set to music, tarantellas and virtuoso fantasias. Vesuvius Ensemble; Francesco Pellegrino, tenor and director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 38 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Nov 14. Jonathan Crow Philip Chiu “Movie Magic” Friday, Nov. 13, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Movie Magic. Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin “Spring” Op.24 No.5; Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano; John Williams: Schindler’s List; John Corigliano: Chaconne for Violin and Piano (from The Red Violin). Jonathan Crow, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st). ●●9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazz Night: Rita Di Ghent. Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. Saturday November 14 ●●11:00am: Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Families: Bremen Town Musicians. Opera by Dean Burry for children ages three to twelve. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of a singing band of animals searching for a better life. COC Ensemble Studio. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E. 416-363-8231. ; (under 15). 10:00am: Audience invited to participate in hands-on activities; opera 45 min. followed by Q and A. ●●1:30: Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Families: Operation Superpower. Opera by Armand Ranjbaran for young people ages three to twelve. An interactive performance. COC Ensemble Studio. Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E. 416-363- 8231. ; (under 15). 12:30: Audience invited to participate in hands-on activities; opera 45 min. followed by Q and A. ●●7:30: Ottawa Bach Choir. J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232. Ottawa Bach Choir; York University Chamber Choir; Ensemble Caprice Baroque Orchestra and soloists; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; and others; Lisette Canton, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-736-2100 x70191. /(reserved); (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. AIMIA Discovery Series: GGS Fall Opera. Xavier Montsalvatge: Puss in Boots; Berio: Folk Songs. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Also Nov 13. ●●7:30: The Marion Singers. All For Love. Songs on the theme of love. 16-voice a cappella choir. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-766-7265. . Fund-raiser for poverty-stricken families in Kenya caring for orphans. ●●8:00: Blue Moss Ensemble. With Quatuor Bozzini: Pine Mushrooms. Oswald: preLieu; Höstman: Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds; LeBel: gather; Renaud: Lowlands (palimpsest I). Clemens Merkel and Alissa Cheung, violin; Stéphanie Bozzini, viola; Isabelle Bozzini, cello. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. In Concert. Rachmaninoff: Piano Sing Concerto No.4; Brahms: Symphony No.2. Arthur Ozolins, piano. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566. Regular: ; (sr/st). Premium: ; (sr/st). Free(under 12). ●●8:00: Indie88. Reykjavik Calling. Samaris; Airplane and Spaceship; also a local Toronto band and DJ. Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. 647-344-1234. Free. Doors open at 7:00. First-come, first-served. Must be 19. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music: Adjudicated choir performances, clinics, workshops and massed festival choir for choirs, choristers and conductors November 14, 2015 Come as a choir or come solo! Concert of Choirs, 7:30 pm Christ Church Deer Park, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto Information & registration visit www.choirsontario.org thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 39

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