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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016

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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.

children ages 5 to 11.

children ages 5 to 11. Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op.50 No.1; Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . 3:15: full concert. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K527; “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” and “Dalla sua pace” from Don Giovanni, K527; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9, K271 “Jeunehomme”; Symphony No.41, K551 “Jupiter”. Alexandre Tharaud, piano; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Bernard Labadie, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-598- 3375 or 1-855-985-2787 (Jan 17). .75-8 (Jan 16); .25-0.50 (Jan 17). Also Jan 16 (Roy Thomson Hall). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet. Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op.50 No.1; Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). 1:15: Music and Truffles family concert. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. George Grosman and Bohemian Jazz Quartet. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). Monday January 18 ●●12:30: York University Music Students Association. Music Media Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Colours in Music: Composers with Synaesthaesia. Liszt: “Rigoletto Paraphrase” and “Un Rêve” (piano solos); Ellington: Selections arr. for string quartet by William Zinn; Sibelius: Quartet in E-flat, JS184; A. Concerts in the GTA Constantine Caravassilis: “Blue Engines” Piano Quintet No.1. Christina Petrowska- Quilico, piano; James Wallenberg, violin; Bridge Hunt, violin; Douglas Perry, viola; Winona Zelenka, cello. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. ; (sr/ st). Tuesday January 19 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Où dort la fantaisie. Schumann: Liederkreis; Britten: Les Illuminations. Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone; Charles Sy, tenor. 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. Angus Sinclair, ragtime piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:30: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. Works by Rachmaninoff, Messiaen, Cage, Aperghis and Jacobs. Neema Bickersteth; Gregory Oh; Debashis Sinha. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-538- 4436. (preview price). Also Jan 20, 21, 22, 23(2:00 and 8:30). Wednesday January 20 ●●12:00 noon: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: New Music Ensemble. Matt Brubeck, director. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals. Music for Robbie Burns’ Day. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-967-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico. Mira Glodeanu, violin and guest director. VIVALDI L’ESTRO ARMONICO Jan 20-24 416.964.6337 tafelmusik.org Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. ; (sr); -(35 and under). Also Jan 21-23(8pm), 24(3:30). ●●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. Singing is participatory; songbooks to borrow. Three mini-operas by Nancy Van de Vate Wed. Jan. 20 8 PM Walter Hall, EJB, Uof T ●●8:00: Alexander Rapoport. Mini-operas by Nancy Van de Vate. A celebration of Nancy Van de Vate’s 85th birthday. Van de Vate: A Night in the Royal Ontario Museum; Cleopatra and the Plastic Surgeon; Cocaine Lil. Michelle Vought, soprano; Michelle Colton, percussion; Alejandro Céspedes, percussion; Marie- Theres Rauba, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-540-4058. ; (sr/ st/un[der]employed). Gala reception in honour of Nancy Van de Vate. ●●8:30: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. Works by Rachmaninoff, Messiaen, Cage, Aperghis and Jacobs. Neema Bickersteth; Gregory Oh; Debashis Sinha. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-538-4436. ; (sr/st/arts workers). Also Jan 19(preview), 21, 22, 23(2:00 and 8:30). Thursday January 21 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: La bonne chanson. Fauré: La bonne chanson; other works. Jean- Philippe Fortier-Lazure, tenor; Members of the COC Orchestra Academy. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. John Paul Farahat, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●7:30: York University Music Students Association. Music Media Music Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Brahms and Friends. Brahms: Sonata in E-flat, Op.120 No.2; Ka Nin Chan: “Among Friends”; Brahms: Clarinet Trio in a, Op.114. Guy Yehuda, clarinet; Peter Longworth, piano; Rachel Mercer, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/ arts); (st). Music TORONTO ANDRIANA CHUCHMAN Soprano January 21 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Andriana Chuchman with Craig Terry. Works by Schubert, Wolf and Ravel. Andriana Chuchman; Craig Terry. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $21.50; (st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico. See Jan 20(7pm); Also Jan 22, 23, 24(3:30). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart/completed by Robert D. Levin: Requiem, K626 (semi-staged). Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Joel Ivany, stage director; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jan 22 (7:30), 23(8:00). ●●8:30: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. See Jan 20; Also Jan 19, 22, 23(2:00 and 8:30). Friday January 22 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s 48 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. Barbara Hannigan John R. Stratton Visitor in Music leads performances, master classes and an interactive session. January 19 to 22 80 Queen’s Park All events free For info: music.utoronto.ca ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Barbara Hannigan Concert. Faculty of Music student singers and pianists; Steven Philcox, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Latin Night. Amanda Martinez, vocals; Kevin Laliberte, guitar. Guest: Jon Grant. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). MOZART REQUIEM JOEL IVANY, STAGE DIRECTOR JAN 21–23 | TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart/completed by Robert D. Levin: Requiem, K626 (semi-staged). Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Joel Ivany, stage director; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jan 21 and 23 (both 8:00). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico. See Jan 20(7pm); Also Jan 23, 24(3:30). ●●8:00: Great Artist Music Series. Stewart Goodyear, piano. Aurora Cultural Centre, Great Artist Music Series presents Stewart Goodyear, piano Friday, January 22, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. ; (sr/st). ●●8:30: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Phase Space. John Kameel Farah; Peggy Baker, choreographer. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1-800-838-3006. ; (sr/ st/CADA). Pre-show chat with Peggy Baker 30 minutes prior to each performance. Runs Jan 22-24,27-31 (start times vary). ●●8:30: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. See Jan 20; Also Jan 23(2:00 and 8:30). Saturday January 23 ●●2:00: Home Music Club. Chamber Music in the Afternoon. Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano “Spring”; other works. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●2:00: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. See Jan 20. SIEGFRIED Wagner JAN 23 – FEB 14 coc.ca ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. Wagner. Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); Stefan Vinke, tenor (Siegfried); and others; François Girard, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -5; (under 30). Also Jan 27, 30(mat), Feb 2, 5, 11, 14(mat). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Jazz Manouche: From Paris to Toronto. Roberto Rosenman, lead guitar; Drew Jurecka, violin; Chris Bezant, rhythm guitar; Jon Meyer, double bass. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico. See Jan 20(7pm); Also Jan 24(3:30). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Requiem. Mozart/completed by Robert D. Levin: Requiem, K626 (semi-staged). Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Joel Ivany, stage director; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Jan 21 (8:00) and 22 (7:30). ●●8:30: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Phase Space. See Jan 22. Also Jan 24,27,28,29,30,31 (start times vary). ●●8:30: Volcano Theatre/Progress. Century Song. See Jan 20; Also 8:30. Sunday January 24 ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Concerto Competition Finals. Selecting of soloists for the UTSO concerts in the 2016-2017 season. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Quartetto Bravo. In Concert. Works for string trio and clarinet by Mozart, Schubert and others. Terry Storr, clarinet; Daniel Kushner, violin; Baird Knechtel, viola; John Trembath, cello. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-242-2131. ; (sr/st). ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Student Composer Collective: The Machine Stops. A science fiction dystopia based on the short story by E.M. Forster. Michael Patrick Albano, director; James Bolton, set design; Lisa Magill, costumes; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Ludwig. Beethoven: Sonata in A, Op.69; Sextet in E-flat, Op.71; Rondino in E-flat, Op.post.; Quintet in E-flat, Op.16. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Sarah Lewis, oboe; Joseph Orlowski, clarinet; Michael Sweeney, bassoon; Samuel Banks, basson; Neil Deland, horn; Gabriel Radford, horn. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 1-855-821-0636. -. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico. See Jan 20(7pm). ●●4:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Phase Space. See Jan 22. Also Jan 27,28,29,30,31 (start times vary). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Organist TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Colleen Ann Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Bow to String, Air to Breath. Daniel Bjarnason: Bow to String; Alexina Louie: Imaginary Opera; Samuel Andreyev: Movements and Measures; R. Murray Schafer: The Falcon’s Trumpet. Bryan Cheng, cello; Robert Venables, trumpet. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Starts at . Monday January 25 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. Featuring student soloists. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Viva Caledonia! Music for Robbie Burns Day. Works by Oswald, Macklean, Munro and Reid; 18th-century settings of traditional airs and other tunes. Alison Melville, baroque flute/recorders; Julia Seager-Scott, baroque harp/larsach; Margaret Jordan-Gay, baroque cello. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday January 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Golden Violin. Byungchan Lee, violin; Philip Chiu, 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. Rising Stars recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Young musicians perform wide range of works including original compositions. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. AIMIA Discovery Series: Joaquin Valdepenas Conducts. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Wednesday January 27 ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Jan 23; Also Jan 30(mat), Feb 2, 5, 11, 14(mat). ●●8:00: Svetlana Dvoretsky/Show One Productions. Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of Life and Fate. Psoy Korolenko; vocals; Sophie Milman, vocals; Isaac Rosenberg, vocals; Loyko Trio, violins/guitar; Alexander Sevastian, accordion; Shalom Bard, clarinet; David Buchbinder, trumpet; and others. Bow to String, Air to Breath Sunday January 24 2016 8:00pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 49

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