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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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(Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337- 7104. ; (sr); (child). Advance tickets only. ●●7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. Runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3. Various times. See Nov 27 (7:00) for details. ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Olivier Laquerre, baritone; Alain Coulombe, bass; Sean Clark, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st); A. Concerts in the GTA (child). Also Dec 6(mat). ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cathedral Concert. Haydn: Nicolaimesse; Britten: St. Nicolas. Choir of St. James Cathedral; Talisker Players Orchestra; Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. -. ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Christmas music of the Spanish and Austrian courts of the 16th century. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578- 6602. ; free(child). Benefit concert in TORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERS presents Johann Sebastian Bach CHRISTMAS ORATORIO BWV 248 Soloists: Jennifer Taverner, soprano Sandra Boyes, mezzo soprano Asitha Tennekoon, tenor James Baldwin, baritone The Talisker Players Orchestra Jurgen Petrenko, conductor Sunday December 6, 2015 at 4 pm Christ Church Deer Park Tickets Adult; 1570 Yonge Street, at Heath St. W. Senior/Student www.torontoclassicalsingers.ca Season tickets ; support of Community Centre 55’s Share-a- Christmas. Also Dec. 6 at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (3:00). ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Seven Joys of Christmas: Carols Ancient and Modern. Christmas music from Medieval to Gospel. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Medieval Carols, Christmas Spirituals, and works by John Rutter and Kirke Mechem. The Pope Joans; Jacqueline Goring, harp; Ellen Meyer; piano; Kelly Galbraith, director. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-236- 1522. . Proceeds to charity supporting the homeless. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Sacred Traditions 2015. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel; Patriquin: Six Noels Anciens; Susa: Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest. Accompanied by organ, harp, guitar and percussion. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416- 769-9271. . ●●7:30: Northern Lights Chorus. The Gift of Music. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 1-866-744-7464. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Smetana: The Moldau; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in d, Op.20; Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra. Eugene Chan, piano; Uri Mayer, conductor; François Koh, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sarahang, singer. Indo-Afghan musical traditions. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . Rant Maggie Rant Celtic Christmas Celebration Sat., Dec. 5, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Rant Maggie Rant: Celtic Christmas Celebration. Rant Maggie Rant (Lindsay Schindler, fiddle, vocals; Glen Dias, vocals, recorder, percussion; Barry James Payne, acoustic guitar, vocals); and guests. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. A Celtic Christmas With the Barra MacNeils. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (12 and under). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. Jana Miller, soprano; Benno Schachtner, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); -(st). Also Dec 3, 4, 6(mat). Sunday December 6 ●●2:00: Metropolitan United Church. Deck the Halls: Downtown Carol Sing with the Metropolitan Silver Band. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free. Donations welcome. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. St. Dunstan of Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also at 7:30. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Celebration Concert. Shelley Marwood: These Fragile Snowflakes; Dale Warland: Nativity Suite for Choir, Harp and Flute; Pinkham: Christmas Cantata. MacMillan Singers; Men’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Women’s Chorus; and brass choir. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (sr); (st). Pre-concert performance by Young Voices Toronto at 2 pm. ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Christmas music of the Spanish and Austrian courts of the 16th century. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 70 Silver Birch Ave. 416-578-6602. ; free(child). Benefit concert in support of Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas. Also Dec 5 at Church of the Holy Trinity (7:30). ●●3:00: Massey Hall/St. Michael’s Choir School. A Toronto Christmas Tradition. Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Maria Conkey, Jordan de Souza, and Terry Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, accompanist; Guests: Michael Colvin, tenor; Lori Gemmel, harp; True North Brass; SMCSAA Jubilee Choir. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 5. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Music of Youth. Concert geared towards children, featuring an Instrument Petting Zoo. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite (selections); Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D Op.283. Stephanie Morin, flute; Tom Allen, narrator. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child/OTopus 14-29). 2:15: preconcert chat. ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Olivier Laquerre, baritone; Alain Coulombe, bass; Sean Clark, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st); (child). Also Dec 5(eve). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Invesco Piano Concerts. Jan Lisiecki, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. BMO Rush Tickets will be available. ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Peter Longworth, piano & Sheila Jaffé, violin. Works by Mozart, Bartók, Franck and Vivier. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. Jana Miller, soprano; Benno Schachtner, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Ivars Taurins, director. 50 | Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); -(st). Also Dec 3(eve), 4(eve), 5(eve). ●●3:30: Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. Holiday Concert. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 739 Browns Line, Etobicoke. 416-255-2721. . ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. O Antiphon Preludes. Works by Nico Muhly. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Alex Samaras, vocals; Colleen Allen, saxophone; Scott Alexander, bass; Gary Williamson, piano; Brian Barlow, drums. 25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181. Freewill offering. ●●4:00: Toronto Classical Singers. In Concert. Bach: Christmas Oratorio. Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Sandra Boyes, mezzo; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; James Baldwin, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jurgen Petrenko, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-443-1490. ; (sr/st). ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Eliska Latawiec, soprano. Works by Dvořák. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: Hart House. Hart House Chamber Strings. Handel: Sinfonia from Messiah; Dvořák: Notturno; Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416- 978-2452. Free. ●●7:30: Bel Canto Singers. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. St. Dunstan of Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also at 2:30. ●●7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. Winter Concert: Heart Like a Wheel. Heart Like a Wheel (arr. Alan Gasser); Quiet on the River (arr. Alan Gasser); Lullabies from Latin America, South Africa, and the Republic of Georgia; Annabelle Cvostek: Apocalypse Lullaby; other works. Becca Whitla, piano and conductor; Alan Gasser, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554. ; (adv); SUNDAY, DEC 13 3:30PM March of the Toys | Christmas Festival Sleigh Ride | and a preview of St. Paul’s Suite arranged by Roy Greaves Church of St. Michael and All Angels 611 St. Clair Ave. W. TICKETS - available at the door WYCHWOODCLARINETCHOIR.COM (sr/child/underwaged/unwaged). PHILIPPE LEROUX © Cécile Brossard Sun. Dec. 6 | Oliphant Theatre www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. A Portrait of Philippe Leroux. Leroux: AAA; Ailes; Grisey: Talea; Carter: Canon for Three Equal Instruments; Rubin: less than equals three. NMC Ensemble; Alexander Dobson, baritone; Robert Aitken, conductor. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15: Introduction. Monday December 7 ●●7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region. Joy of Christmas. Guests: Ethel Briggs, accompanist; Rev. Sebastian Meadows- Helmer, violinist; Robert Richardson, conductor. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Entry by food donation to Thornhill Christmas Assistance program. Silent offering to defray expenses. Reception to follow. ●●7:30: Earl Haig and Claude Watson Music. Claude Watson School of the Arts December Showcase Concert. Works by Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, and others. Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chamber Strings, Full Mixed Choir. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-392-3210 x20141. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: University of St. Michael’s College. A Baroque Concert for Advent. Handel: Foundling Hospital Anthem; also works by Geminiani. The Musicians in Ordinary; Christopher Verrette, baroque violinist; Hallie Fishel, soprano; Choir and Soloists of St. Michael’s Schola Cantorum; Michael O’Connor, director. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-535-9956. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Collaborations. Works by Christos Hatzis, Dean Burry, Julie Spencer, Dinuk Wijeratne and George Kontogiorgos. Beverley Johnston, percussion. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Ear Candy: Electric Messiah. York University Electroacoustic Orchestra; Christine Duncan, Gabriel Dharmoo, Doug Van Noort, Ashlie Corcoran, Patrick Lavender, John Gzowski, SlowPitch, resident DJ. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. 416-504-1282. /(adv). Also Dec 8. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Brockville, Chatham, Collingwood, Dundas, Elmira, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Nepean, Orangeville, Parry Sound, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Waterloo Sunday November 1 ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Attacca String Quartet: Complete Haydn Quartets: Concert No.20. Quartet Op.1 No.4; Op.17 No.3; Op.54 No.1. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). ●●2:00: Steel City Jazz Festival. Intercurrents: Roy Patterson and Brian Dickinson. Works of Bill Evans and Jim Hall. Roy Patterson, guitar; Brian Dickinson, piano. Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton. 905-524- 8606. . ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Piano Series: Emanuel Ax. Works by Beethoven, Dussek and Chopin. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. .25-; -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon. Beethoven: Consecration of the House; Piano Concerto No.1; Piano Concerto No.2; Piano Concerto No.3; Piano Concerto No.4; Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (sr); (under 31); (st); (child). ●●3:00: Wellington Wind Symphony. On the Road Again. Works by Grainger, Reed, Hazo, Mahler and Koetsier. Slide by Slide Trombone Quartet; Keith Hagerman, baritone; Daniel Warren, conductor. Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. 519-669-1327. ; (sr); free(st). ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. Opening Night. R. Strauss: Rosenkavalier Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program Music Ensembles Showcase Monday, December 7, 7:30 pm Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 416-395-3210 x20141 AND Earl Haig Secondary School Music Ensembles Wednesday, December 9, 7 pm Cringan Hall, Earl Haig Secondary School 416-395-3210 x20141 Suite; Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat K495; Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c Op.67. David Quackenbush, horn; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721-4752. ; (st); (child). Tuesday November 3 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation: Music at Noon. Piano, vocal & instrumental students. Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5550. Free. 2015–2016 CoNCERt SERiES SUNDAY DECEMBER 13 th 4:00 p.M. A Rhapsody of Christmas Come celebrate an ESG Christmas with Carols, Choir, Brass and Organ. Works by Rutter, Ruth Watson Henderson, Daley, Willan, Whitacre and more… Featuring The Trillium Brass The Eglinton St. Goerge’s Choir Andrew Adair, organist; Krista Rhodes, piano Shawn Grenke, conductor. Tickets 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org thewholenote.com Nov 1 - Dec 7, 2015 | 51

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