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Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015

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  • November
  • Toronto
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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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Sara Tavares & Caminho. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . Also Nov 13. ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. Tracing One Warm Line. Ozere; Alex Lukashevsky, singer/ songwriter. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-988-3127. Free. Pre-concert chat at 7:30. ●●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, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Nov 13. ●●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 St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Intermission Chat in the lobby with Tom Allen. Also on Nov 12. Pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists at 6:45pm (Nov 14 only). Sunday November 15 ●●10:15am: St. John’s United Church. World Music Sunday: The Music of Bob Dylan. St. John’s United Church (Toronto), 2 Nobert Rd. 416-491-1224. Free. ●●2:00: 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 13-14,18-21. Times vary. ●●2:00: Jazz at RY. The Gene di Novi Quartet. Gene di Novi, piano; Mike Murley, saxophones; Neil Swainson, bass; Andrew Scott, guitar. Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401. . Net proceeds to Refugee Support Fund. ●●2:00: Mozart Project. Salon Concert. Chansons, Lieder, and Arias. Non temer, amato bene K490; L’amerò, sarò costante; Violin Sonata No.32 in B-flat, K454. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Helen Becqué, piano; Leslie Dawn Knowles, violin. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416-597-0223. (table); (theatre); students half-price. ●●3:00: Flute Flight Community Flute Choir. A Whole Lot of Treble! Works for flute ensemble from trios to full flute choir. Cosmopolitan A. Concerts in the GTA Hall, Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill. 416-908-9924. ; (sr); (under 12). photo: Melissa Sung Русские идут! (The Russians Are Coming!) Alabiev, Glinka, Beethoven Sunday November 15 ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. The Russians Are Coming! Performances on period instruments. Alexander Alabiev: Variations on a Russian Folk Song; Glinka: Quartet in F; Beethoven: Quartet in e Op.59 No.2 “Razumovsky”. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. In Concert. Folk songs of Azerbaijan and Iran; classical music from the Caucasus, Ukraine, Russia; other works. Toronto Mandolin Orchestra; Hassan Anami, tenor; Narmina Afandiyeva, piano; Ira Erokhina, domra; Alexander Veprinskiy, artistic director & conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-533-2725. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Bill McBirnie, flute; Bernie Senensky, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. ●●5:00: Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. Concert in Honour of Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak. Atis Bankas, violin; Constanze Beckman, piano. Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Ave. 416-901-3831. Free. Also Oct 27. Play Sunday November 15 2015 8:00pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA Alex Pauk Music Director & Conductor espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. PLAY. Norman: Play (Canadian premiere) Rea: Zefiro torna; Adès: Tevot (Canadian premiere). Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. 7:15: Pre-concert chat with Alexina Louie. Monday November 16 ●●8:00: Metropolitan United Church. Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert. Mahler: Symphony No.2 “Resurrection”. Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo; Rachel Krehm, soprano; Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra; Pax Christi Chorale; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 647-248-4048. suggested donation. Benefit concert for St. Michael’s Hospital ICU. Tuesday November 17 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Intimate Harmonies. Young artists from The Glenn Gould School. 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. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers. Fourth-year students. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Sarah Svendsen, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: Jubilee UC 2015-2016 Season. Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Daniel Rubinoff, saxophones; Chris Dawes, organ. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. ; free(youth/child). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Pedram Khavarzamini, World Music Artist in Residence. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●8:00: Koerner Hall. Schulich School of Music at McGill University presents McGill Symphony Orchestra. John Rea: Over Time; Brahms: Double Concerto in a, Op.102; Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 Op.47. McGill Symphony Orchestra; Axel Strauss, violin; Matt Haimovitz, cello; Alexis Hauser, conductor; Julie Nesrallah, host. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Soundstreams/Canadian Stage. Julie. North American premiere of the chamber-opera adaptation of Strindberg’s 1888 play. Music by Boesmans; libretto by Bondy and Bischofberger. Sharleen Joynt, soprano; Lucia Cervoni, mezzo; Clarence Frazer, baritone; chamber orchestra; Les Dala, music director; Matthew Jocelyn, stage director. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. - . Also Nov 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29; start times vary. Wednesday November 18 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Contempo. Contemporary jazz. Humber Contemporary Jazz Ensemble; Kirk MacDonald, saxophone and director. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Recitals. John Paul Farahat, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Monarch’s Pub. Cara Matthew at Monarchs. Monarchs Pub, 33 Gerrard St. W. 416-585-4352. Free. ●●7:30: Tempus Choral Society. Heroes: Salute to Service Concert. Tempus salutes those who serve as police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses, armed forces personnel and veterans. Tempus Choral Society; Halton Regional Police Chorus; Burlington Welsh Male Chorus; Craig Kielburger MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2 The annual Elizabeth Krehm Memorial Concert presents Mahler’s Second Symphony as a benefit concert for St. Michael’s Hospital ICU. Evan Mitchell, conductor Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo-soprano Rachel Krehm, soprano Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra Pax Christi Chorale prepared by Stephanie Martin Monday November 16, 2015 8:00 pm Admission: suggested minimum donation of Metropolitan United Church 56 Queen St E, Toronto For more information call 647.248.4048 40 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Secondary School Choir; Interlink Choir; also students from Emily Carr Public School. Oakville Conference Centre, 215 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville. 905-618-7510. . Proceeds to Oakville Food for Life and Safety Net. ●●7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Toronto Sacred Harp Singing. Selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson Edition. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC. ●●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 13-15,19-21. Times vary. ●●8:00: The Oratory. Oratorium Saeculare: All Souls. Lassus: Requiem for 5 voices; Music from the Office of the Dead; Victoria: Salve Regina; Bach: Fantasy & Fugue in g. The Oratory, Holy Family Church, 1372 King St. W. 416- 532-2879. Free. Donations accepted. Includes a talk by one of the Fathers of the Oratory. Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Music in the Afternoon ISABEL LEONARD, mezzo-soprano VLAD IFTINCA, piano Thursday November 19, 1.30 p.m. Tickets 416-923-7052 www.wmct.on.ca NOVEMBER 19-21 | / of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . 12:15: Lecture by Iain Scott “Tuning your Mind”. ●●7:30: TOLOrk. Hello World. Jascha Narveson: Lament for Solo Computer; Simms: PHASE:LUM (for percussion and light-sensitive mini-synth); Walker/Taylor: little urban green; Palumbo: Music for nn Email Machines; and other works. Toronto Laptop Orchestra; Maeve Palmer, Loren Graziano and Rebecca Genge, sopranos; Myriam Blardone, harp; Andy Macneilly, percussion. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble. Wallace Halladay, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●8:00: Curtain Call Players. A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Book by Mike Ockrent FEATURING MEMBERS OF F**KED UP WITH KRISZTINA SZABÓ AND DAVID POMEROY TAPESTRYOPERA.COM (416) 537-6066 Nov 17, Dec 3 7:30 pm Pedram Khavarzamini Tombak master and distinguished visitor plays with friends & students. Nov 21 7:30 pm U of T Symphony Orchestra Doctorate student conductors Chad Heltzel, Francois Koh and Samuel Tam lead the student orchestra in pieces by Beethoven, Strauss, Ravel and Gershwin. Nov 26 12 pm ARABIAN NIGHTS JONATHAN CROW, VIOLIN NOV 18 & 19 | TSO.CA Erika Raum & Scott St. John The violinists play Omar Daniel’s Gioco Della Copie and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Two Violins. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Arabian Nights. Estacio: Wondrous Light; Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.1; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Jonathan Crow, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75–8. Also on Nov 19. ●●8:30: Nomadica. CD launch: Dance of the Infidels. David Buchbinder, trumpet and composer; Roula Said, vocals, instrumentals, dancer; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; (adv). General admission. Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Thursday November 19 ●●12:15: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Peter Nikiforuk, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free. ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Works by Montsalvatge, de Falla, Ives, Higdon and others. Isabel Leonard, mezzo; Vlad Iftinca, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University Dec 1 2 pm Sondra Radvanovsky The globally celebrated soprano visits for the Riki Turofsky Master Class in Voice. Dec 2 7:30 pm 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra & Vocal Jazz Ensemble Conducted by Jim Lewis and Christine Duncan. music.utoronto.ca 416-408-0208 thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 41

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