Views
4 years ago

Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016

  • Text
  • December
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • February
  • January
  • Symphony
  • Theatre
  • Performing
  • Faculty
  • Volume
What's a vinyl renaissance? What happens when Handel's Messiah runs afoul of the rumba rhythm setting on a (gasp!) Hammond organ? What work does Marc-Andre Hamelin say he would be content to have on every recital program he plays? What are Steve Wallace's favourite fifty Christmas recordings? Why is violinist Daniel Hope celebrating Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday at Koerner Hall January 28? Answers to all these questions (and a whole lot more) in the Dec/Jan issue of The WholeNote.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five 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 54. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 57. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 58. E. 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 61. 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. The next issue covers the period from February 1 to March 7, 2016. All listings must be received by Midnight Friday January 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 Tuesday December 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Preludes and Pralines. Works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Albéniz, Gershwin, Billy Mayerl and others. Linda Ippolito, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Michael Lee, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Performance Class for Singers. C’est bientôt Noël!: A French Christmas Celebration. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-967-1167. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. Free. ●●8:00: Massey Hall/Polaris Music Prize. Tanya Tagaq and Owen Pallett. Tanya Tagaq, Inuit throat singing, electronica, industrial and metal influences; Owen Pallet, violin and loop pedal. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416- 872-4255. .94-.50. ●●8:00: Ventanas. An Evening With Ventanas. Flamenco, Balkan and Sephardic music. Tamar Ilana, vocals, dance; Demetri Petsalakis, oud, baglama, riqq, lyra; Jessica Hana Deutsch, violin, vocals; Derek Gray, percussion; Benjamin Barrile, flamenco guitar; Justin Gray, double bass, bassveena; Guests TBA. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588- 0307. /(adv); (st). Wednesday December 2 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonhour Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. Candlelight Concert. Live silent film with piano accompaniment. Laura Sgroi, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x202. ; (CMC A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Georgetown, King Township, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Whitby MUSICAL THEATRE The following musicals appear do not appear in the concert listings sections. Details for these musicals can be found in C. Music Theatre on page 57 Drayton Entertainment. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. (Beyond GTA) Lower Ossington Theatre. Avenue Q. (GTA) Lower Ossington Theatre. Jesus Christ Superstar. (GTA) Mirvish Productions. Kinky Boots. (GTA) Mirvish Productions. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. (GTA) Mirvish Productions. The Phantom of the Opera. (GTA) National Ballet of Canada. The Nutcracker. (GTA) Randolph Academy. The Addams Family. (GTA) Ross Petty Productions. Peter Pan in Wonderland. (GTA) Theatre Orangeville. The Gift of the Magi. (Beyond GTA) Young People’s Theatre. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. (GTA) members/arts workers). ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Roots of India, Grown in Canada. All-Canadian program of pop, folk and Indo-fusion originals. Autorickshaw. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●6:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Cantatas in the Cathedral. Bach: Cantata, BWV132 and organ works. Sheila Dietrich, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, alto; Robert Busiakiewicz, tenor; David Roth, bass; David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. PWYC. All donations go directly to the artists. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Copland 2015: Complete Works for Solo Piano. Stephen Runge and Adam Sherkin, pianos. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Jim Lewis and Christine Duncan, conductors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis Series: Opera Excerpts. Master’s and DMA voice students. Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 0492. Free. 34 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: Village Voices. Christmas Carols Sing-Along. Brass Quintet; Village Voices Community Choir; Joan Andrews, conductor. Cornell Recital Hall, 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham. 905-471-4464. Admission by donation. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Dec 2 and 3 only); Violin Concerto; Symphony No.6 “Pathétique”. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Dec 2 and 3 only); Jonathan Crow, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8; .50-.75(mat.). Also Dec 3(2:00); 5(7:30). Thursday December 3 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Copland: The Music Within. Copland: Piano Fantasy; Sherkin: Three New Meditations (premiere). Adam Sherkin, piano. Bluma Appel Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: A Very Cadence Christmas. A cappella bebop standards, 1980s hits and holiday classics. Cadence. 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 snacks. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon. Morawetz: Sonata for flute and piano; Sonata for trumpet and piano; Kuzmenko: Melancholy Waltz; Coulthard: Fanfare Sonata for trumpet and piano; Baker: Elegy for flute and piano. Susan Hoeppner, flute; Gillian MacKay, trumpet; Lydia Wong, 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. Stephen Boda, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 363-0331. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Dec 2 and 3 only); Violin Concerto; Symphony No.6 “Pathétique”. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Dec 2 and 3 only); Jonathan Crow, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8; .50-.75(mat.). Also Dec 2(8:00); 5(7:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. World Music Ensemble; Klezmer Ensemble; Japanese Drumming Ensemble; Pedram Khavarzamini, World Music Artist in Residence. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night: A New Holiday Concert. Ellington: Nutcracker Suite; works by Joni Mitchell, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, John Lennon and others; Christmas classics. Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, David Wall, Liam Titcomb, Jessica Mitchell, singers; Art of Time Ensemble; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Dec 4, 5. ●●8:00: FAWN Chamber Creative. L’homme et le ciel. New Canadian one-act chamber opera. Music by Adam Scime; libretto by Ian Koiter. Larissa Koniuk, soprano (Rhoda); Adanya Dunn, soprano (Messenger); Alex Dobson, baritone (Hermas). Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (member); (under 30). Also Dec 4. BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO Dec 3-6 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org ●●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 4, 5, 6(mat). Friday December 4 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Brass & Percussion Ensembles. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and Christmas music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. A Brampton Folk Club Christmas. Triangl; Sally Campbell; Downtown Freddy Brown; John Stroud; Glenn McFarlane and Ray Whitmore. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Ontario Christian Music Assembly. Christmas Christian Festival Concert. Guests: Beatrice Carpino, soprano; Michael Ciufo, tenor; Adolfo De Santis, piano; Andre Knevel, organ, Liselotte Rokyta, panflute; Hansen Trio; Toronto Brass Quintet; Choirs of OCMA; Leendert Kooij, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-636-9779. -. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. Nativity play celebrates its 78th season. Professional musicians and a volunteer cast. 10 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x301. Suggested donation: ; (child). Dec 4-6, 11-13, 18-20; start times vary. Wheelchair accessible. Am. Sign Language interpretation at selected performances. ●●7:30: Small World Music. Celebrate! Soweto Gospel Choir. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -. ●●7:30: St. Clare’s Church. Christmas Concert. Arcadelt: Ave Maria; The Drummer Boy (trad.); Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night; Rutter: Candlelight Carol; Pietro Yon: Gesu Bambino. Choirs of St. Clare’s Church (directors Dr. Paul Jessen and Luigi Rizzo, directors); Choir of St. Matthew’s United Church (Dr. Paul Jessen, director); Columbus Centre Choir (Paulo Busato, director). St. Clare’s Catholic Church, 1118 St Clair Ave. W. 416-419-6904. Free. Suggested donation to the Project of Hope for refugees. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. PianoFest. Piano students perform. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. Free. ●●7:30: Verbum Caro. Songs of Christmas Spanning a Millennium. Works by Hildegard, Bach, Handel, Schütz, Saint-Saëns and others. Paola Di Santo and Linda Falvy, soprano; Melanie Hartshorn-Walton, mezzo; Dr. Keith Hartshorn-Walton, piano. St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 188 Carlton St. 416-890-1710. Freewill offering. ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night: A New Holiday Concert. Ellington: Nutcracker Suite; works by Joni Mitchell, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, John Lennon and others; Christmas classics. Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, David Wall, Liam Titcomb, Jessica Mitchell, singers; Art of Time Ensemble; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Dec 3, 5. ●●8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel’s Messiah. Lydia Adams, conductor; guest artists: The Amadeus Choir; Meredith Hall, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Bud Roach, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone; Patricia Wright, organ; Robert Venables and Robert DiVito, trumpets; and Orchestra. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 217-0537. ; (sr); (st). Pre-concert dinner at the Albany Club, . ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Stories of the Season: A Canadian Noël. Raminsh: Magnificat; and works by Anderson, Daley, Holman, Sirett, Willan, and others. Daniel Bickle, organ. St. Thomas Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. . ●●8:00: FAWN Chamber Creative. L’homme et le ciel. New Canadian one-act chamber opera. Music by Adam Scime; libretto by Ian Koiter. Larissa Koniuk, soprano (Rhoda); Adanya Dunn, soprano (Messenger); Alex Dobson, baritone (Hermas). Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; (member); (under 30). Also Dec 3. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Teo Milea. CD release of “Open Minds”. Teo Milea, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas…Soulful Messiah. R&B rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Ballet Creole. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-340-7000. -. Also Dec 5,6. ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in Recital. Vivaldi: Sposa son disprezzata from Bajazet; Bellini: Three Songs; R. Strauss: Four Songs; Liszt: Three songs; and songs and arias by Barber and Giordano. Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano; Anthony Manoli, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -5. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. See Dec 3; Also Dec 5, 6(mat). ●●8:00: Tempus Choral Society. A Festive Noel Christmas Concert. Tempus Choral Society; Tempus Children’s Choir; Tempus Jazz Choir. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905- 338-5202. . Also Dec 5(3pm). ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers/Cantemos Latin Ensemble. Wolcum Yole! Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Rutter: Of a Rose, a lovely Rose (from his Magnificat); The Coventry Carol; Cherubini: Veni Jesu; Aguiar: Psalmus; Andreo: O magnum mysterium; other works. Performed a cappella by Cantemos. Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor; Cecilia Lee, piano. Guest: Emily Belvedere, harp. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. ; free(high school st/child). Saturday December 5 ●●12:00 noon: University Settlement Music thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 35

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020
Volume 25 Issue 6 - March 2020
Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020
Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019
Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016
Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
Volume 21 Issue 1 - September 2015

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)