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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!

Music Series: Songs of

Music Series: Songs of Solomon. Rossi: Hebrew sacred music for the synagogue (works for three to five voices; sonatas for two violins and chitarrones). Christopher Verrette and Patricia Ahern, violins. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Bldg., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 100 St Joseph St. 416-535-9956. ; (sr/st). 7:30: pre-concert talk. PACO PEÑA Fri Nov 27 8pm ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Paco Peña. Paco Peña, Rafael Montilla, Paco Arriaga, guitars; and others. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4235. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Miller: Traffic Jam; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Heidi Hatch, violin; Tania Miller, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Prelude recital at 6:45. ●●9:00: Hart House Music Committee. Jazz Night: Jay Danley Ethio Project. Ethiojazzstyle works. Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA Saturday November 28 ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. Youth Concerto Competition Prize Winners. Tiffany Yeung and Leslie Ashworth, violin; Tiffany Tse and Thomas Dobrovich, piano. Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville. 905-483-6787. . Donations accepted in support of Arthouse music and arts programs for disadvantaged kids of Halton. ●●7:00: In Concert. Music to Remember Dance. Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble; Little Peter and the Elegants. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-274- 6131. . ●●7:00: The Neapolitan Connection. Anastasia Rizikov at the CBC. Anastasia Rizikov, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 647-262-4316. . ●●7:30: Achill Choral Society. Rejoice. Rutter: Magnificat; and other works. Christopher Dawes, organ; Shawn Grenke, piano; Roger Flock, percussion; A. Dale Wood, conductor. Christ Church Anglican (Bolton), 22 Nancy St., Bolton. 905-936-5060. ; (13- 17); (child). Also Nov 29 (Colgan), Dec 6 (Orangeville). ●●7:30: Jubilate Singers. Roads Travelled and Untravelled. Rossini: La Passeggiata; Halley: Untravelled Worlds; Thompson: Road Not Taken; Christmas carols. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-485- 1988. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Mystery Musical Experience. Lindsay McIntyre and Peggy Evans, sopranos; Vilma Vitols, Marcia Whitehead, Lisa Spain, mezzos; Stephen Bell, Michel Corbeil, Taylor Whote, tenors; Gene Wu, Peter Wiens, Peter Barnes, baritones; William Shookhoff, music director and pianist. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Family Holiday Concert. John Williams: Main Theme from Star Wars; Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf; Ronald Royer: Dance for Orchestra; Alan Silvestri (arr. Brubaker): Polar Express Concert Suite; Winter Wonderland (arr. Calvin Custer); and other seasonal music including a carol sing-along. Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; 9(sr); (st); (child). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Music That Tells a Story. Music from Anne of Green Gables and other works. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416- 301-5187. ; (st). ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Charpentier: Midnight Mass for New France, 1725. Campra: Adoro Te; works by Delalonde, Raison and Lebegue; works from Livre d’orgue de Montréal. Talisker Players; Tallis Choir; organ; Peter Mahon, artistic director. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Toronto), 131 McCaul St. 416-286- 9798. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Toronto Concert Orchestra. Saint- Saens Organ Symphony, Schubert Mass in G, Gounod Mass in C. Toronto Concert Orchestra; Novi Choir; Coro San Marco; Christopher Dawes, organ; Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor (Saint-Saëns); Kerry Stratton, conductor (Schubert); Daniele Colla, conductor (Gounod). Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 1-800-222-6608. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story. Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin; Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Ward Stare, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75–7. Also on Nov 29. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Newman: Blow It Up and Start Again; MacDonald: Tabula Rasa; Meyerowitz: Three Comments on War; Shapiro: Lights Out; Bartók: Folk Dances; Sparke: Dance Movements. Gillian MacKay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, director. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Also Nov 27. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Kinan Azmeh City Band. Western classical music, jazz and the music of Syria. Works from album “Elastic City”. Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Kyle Sanna, guitar; John Hadfield, percussion; Petros Klampanis, double bass. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. . ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Advent Cantatas and Double Harpsichord Concerto. Bach: Double Concerto in c for 2 harpsichords and strings; selected choruses and arias. GBC (Ron Greidanus, conductor); Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Guest: Matthew Pope, harpsicord. St. John’s United Church (Georgetown), 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 905-877-2531. ; (st). ●●8:00: Massey Hall/Toronto Blues Society. Women’s Blues Revue. Jully Black, Rita Chiarelli, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Terra Lightfoot, Crystal Shawanda and Suzie Vinnick, vocals; Women’s Blues Revue Band. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. 11. Featuring new and rearranged works for large ensemble on Japanese drums, bamboo flutes and voice. Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Fleck Dance A FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT NOVEMBER 28, 2015, CHILD-FRIENDLY 7:30 P.M. SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL 2021 LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST (AT WARDEN) TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, BY CALLING 416 429-0007, EMAIL SPO@SPO.CA OR ONLINE. VISIT US AT SPO.CA 46 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -(VIP); - ; (sr/st). Also Nov 29(mat). ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Arraymusic/Lula Music & Arts. David Virelles: Gnosis. Futuristic Afro-Cuban chamber music. Featuring Román Díaz. The Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members); (st). Also Nov 27. ●●8:00: Soundstreams/Canadian Stage. Julie. See Nov 17; Also Nov 29; start times vary. ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée. Rachmaninoff: Daisies, Op.38 No.3; Concerto No.2 - 1st movement; Vocalise, Op.34 No.14; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18; and others. All works arranged by Gordon Murray. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. ; (st). Sunday November 29 ●●1:00: Hart House Symphonic Band. In Concert. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-2452. Free. ●●1:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●1:00: Soundstreams/Canadian Stage. Julie. See Nov 17. ●●1:30: Harmonia Hungarica. Advent Concert. Works by Bruch, Clemens, Victoria, Kodály, Bárdos and Halmos. First Hungarian Presbyterian Church, 439 Vaughan Road. 416- 971-9754. Freewill offering. ●●2:00: Markham Concert Band. A Seasonal Celebration. Christmas and Hanukkah favourites. Music from all eight Harry Potter films. Doug Manning, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. ; (sr/st). ●●2:00: Nagata Shachu. 11. Featuring new and rearranged works for large ensemble on Japanese drums, bamboo flutes and voice. Kiyoshi Nagata, music director. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -(VIP); - ; (sr/st). Also Nov 28(8:00). ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Brahms on the Wharf. Mozart: String Quintet in D, K593 (Mvts. 1 & 4); Brahms: Sextet in B-flat, Op.18. Andrea Tyniec and Rebecca MacLeod, violins; Rory McLeod and Theresa Rudolph, violas; Rachel Desoer, cello. Market Wharf, Condo Party Room, 1 Market St., Toronto . 647-896- 8295. ; (35 and under); (child/ youth). Includes drinks and food. ●●2:30: Dinner and a Song. Concert à la Carte. Calum Graham, singer/songwriter, guitar; with The Scarborough Uke Jam. Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-265-7932. . ●●3:00: Healey Willan Singers. The Colours of Christmas. Porpora: Magnificat; and others. John Stephenson, organ; Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519- 0528. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: McMichael Canadian Art Collection. McMichael Concert Series: Tony Quarrington and Friends. Quarrington: original compositions; and other works. Guest: Don Francks, vocals. 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg. 905- 893-1121 x2209. -; (st). Includes gallery admission. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Vienna Boys Choir. Vivaldi: “Gloria ... Domine Deus ... Quoniam tu solus sanctus” from Gloria in D, RV589; Monteverdi: “Ave Maria” from Sacrae cantiunculae tribus vocibus, SV213; Purcell: Excerpts from Come Ye Sons of Art (Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary II), Z323; Bach: “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from Cantata “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”, BWV147; Handel: “He Shall Feed His Flock,” Aria No.20 from Messiah; other works. Bomi Kim, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (rush) - SOLD OUT. BMO Rush tickets will be available. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romeo & Juliet vs West Side Story. Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra; Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet; Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin; Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Ward Stare, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .50–.75. Also on Nov 28. ●●3:00: University of Toronto Scarborough. Fall Flourish Concert. UTSC Concert Band and String Orchestra. Arts and Administration Building, University of Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough. 416- 208-4769. Free. ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony. William Thomas, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●3:30: Junction Trio. In the Shade of the Sheltering Palms: Exploring the Music of Canada’s Group of Seven. Works by Bach, Debussy, Seitz and Alexander Muir. Junction Trio (Jamie Thompson, flute; Ivana Popovic, violin; Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello). St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. PWYC. Refreshments. ●●3:30: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. Shanti!: Our Native Land. Celebrating Canadian music and featuring songs from Canada’s aboriginal people. First Nations Guest Artist; VIVA!’s five choirs. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Hart House Chorus. German Choral Works. Bach: Cantata “Christ lag in Todesbanden”; and works by Brahms, Schütz, Bruckner and Hammerschmidt. Hart House Chorus; Daniel Norman, interim conductor; David Eliakis, accompanist. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 647-774-0755. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Advent Choral Evensong. St. Olave’s Arts Guild and Consort. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769- 5686. Free. Contributions appreciated. Followed by Christmas Tea and seasonal music at 5:00. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers with Robi Botos, piano. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church. Advent Lessons and Carols. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Mike Murley, saxophone; David Occhipinti, guitar. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. PRESENTERS NOTE: The next issue of The WholeNote is the December/January double issue. Please send your December and January listings to listings@thewholenote.com by November 8th. Sun. 29th Nov. at 4 p.m. Advent Evensong plus Christmas Tea and at 5: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS St. Olave’s Arts Guild and Consort with light music and entertainment, including A Child’s Christmas in Scarborough, an extract from A Christmas Carol, plus some songs, poems and violin solos St. Olave’s Church Bloor and Windermere 416-769-5686 stolaves.ca Director Peter Mahon Charpentier: Midnight Mass for New France, 1725 Period orchestra and organ join forces to recreate the Baroque celebration of Christmas Eve in 1725 in the colony of the Sun King. Charpentier: Messe de Minuit Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: www.tallischoir.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 47

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