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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.

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Bach, Penderecki, Kancheli and more. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Jan 29; Also Feb 4, 5, 6, 7. Start times vary. ●●2:30: Musically Speaking. J.S. Bach Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas. Patricia Ahern, violin. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. PWYC. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Dennis Patrick. New Music Festival: Electroacoustic Concert. Works by graduate students Parisa Sabet and Xintong Wong. Festival guest: Allan Gordon Bell, composer. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●3:00: Ensemble Polaris. Santa’s Gone Home! Featuring festive- and post-festive music old and new. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-588-4301. ; (sr/ st/unwaged); (child). ●●3:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Tchaikovsky Spectacular! Tchaikovsky: “The Sleeping Beauty” Suite, Op.66a; Violin Concerto in D, Op.35; Francesca da Rimini, Op.32. Alexandre Da Costa, violin; Paul Sloggett, abstract painter artist. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 905-579-6711. -. VIP Reception to follow concert with your additional reception ticket. Also Jan 30 (7:30, Regent Theatre). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Sibelius: Symphony No.1. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; Shalom Bard, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-598-3375. -. ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Romantic Piano for a Winter’s Day. Rachmaninoff: Chopin Variations in c; works by Medtner and Scriabin. Ron Greidanus, piano. Home of Ron Greidanus, 157 Main St. S., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. (adv only). Refreshments following. ●●4:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Phase Space. See Jan 22. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Organ Series. Organist TBA. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Vocal Mosaic/Celebration Choir. Heart and Soul. Popular standards, gospel, spirituals and songs for children. Linda Eyman, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/ st). ●●7:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/ Roy Thomson Hall. The British Regiments’ Band of the Royal Marines. Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Dennis Patrick. New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Shelley Marwood: Imaginings (for chamber ensemble). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Monday February 1 ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music/Dennis Patrick. New Music Festival: Gryphon Trio. Works by students of A. Concerts in the GTA Allan Gordon Bell. Carmen Braden: Candle Ice; Heather Schmidt: Lunar Reflections; Kelly-Marie Murphy: In a World of Distance and Motion; Vincent Ho: new work. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday February 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Classics Reimagined. Robert Pomakov, bass; Gryphon Trio. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Classics Reimagined. Gryphon Trio; Robert Pomakov, bass. 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. Matthew Ross, trumpet. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Midday Organ Series. Thomas Fitches, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Jan 23; Also Feb 5, 11, 14(mat). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis Master’s/DMA Series: Cabaret. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Land’s End Ensemble. Allan Gordon Bell: Field Notes; Phénomènes; Trails of Gravity and Grace; Omar Daniel: Trio (Toronto premiere); Roydon Tse: Starscape. James Campbell, clarinet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Wednesday February 3 ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: In for the Count. Big band standards by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman and others. JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band; Jules Estrin, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, firstserved. No late seating. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: gamUT Contemporary Music Ensemble. Works by Allan Gordon Bell and others. Wallace Halladay, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday February 4 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Schubert: Tragic Ascent. Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D960; Sherkin: Tragic Ascent (premiere). Adam Sherkin, piano. Lower Bluma Lobby, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-1656. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Chamber Explorations. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First-come, first-served; Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available. ●●12:00 noon: Metropolitan United Church. Noon at Met. Manuel Piazza, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Thursdays at Noon. Jarlkaganova/Blumberg: collaboration; Cecilia String Quartet Student Composition Competition: winning work; Levasseur: new work; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. The Ladies of Broadway. Songs from Oklahoma!, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. Faye Kellerstein and Noreen Horowitz, vocals. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x155. .00 (drop-in). THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Mozart FEB 4 – 27 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart. Josef Wagner (Figaro), bass-baritone; Jane Archibald (Susanna) and Erin Wall (the Countess), sopranos; Russell Braun (the Count), baritone; Claus Guth, director; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5; (under 30). Runs Feb 4-27; start times vary. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Jan 29; Also Feb 5, 6, 7. Start times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Bell: Symphonies of Hidden Fire; Creston: Accordion Concerto; Higdon: Percussion Concerto; Copland: El Salón México. Michael Bridge, accordion; Michael Murphy, percussion; Uri Mayer and Samuel Tam, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Barry Elmes Quintet. Barry Elmes, drums; Mike Murley, saxophone; Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Reg Schwager, guitar; Steve Wallace, bass. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Annex Quartet. Janáček: Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; R. Murray Schafer: Quartet No.5 “Rosalind”; Mendelssohn: Quartet No.2 in a, Op.13. Music TORONTO ANNEX QUARTET February 4 at 8 pm Stanislav Pronin, violin; Carolyn Blackwell, violin; Yunior Lopez, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $21.50; (st). BEETHOVEN 9TH SYMPHONY AT KOERNER HALL Feb 4-7 416.408.0208 tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven 9th Symphony. Rheinberger: Abendlied; Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Op.74; Ryan (Premiere of new commission); Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Ruby Hughes, soprano; Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo; Colin Balzer, tenor; Simon Tischler, baritone; Bruno Weil, director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -9. Also Feb 5, 6, 7(3:30). Friday February 5 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●6:30: Canadian Opera Company. Siegfried. See Jan 23; Also Feb 11, 14(mat). ●●7:30: Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation. Choreographic representation of the stories of Indian Residential School Survivors and their families. Story by Joseph Boyden; music 52 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

y Christos Hatzis; choreography by Mark Gooden. Tina Keeper, Cree actor; Tanya Tagaq; Inuk throat singer; Northern Cree Singers; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .24-5.26. Also Feb 6 at 8:00. ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Jan 29; Also Feb 6, 7. Start times vary. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Wind Symphony. Bell: From Chaos to the Birth of a Dancing Star; Daugherty: Bizarro; Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba (with Danielle Sum); Ling: Rhapsody (winner of 2015 Wind Composition Award); Bourgeois: Serenade; Maslanka: Testament. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Hampaté and Sahel Blues. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven 9th Symphony. See Feb 4. Also Feb 6, 7. ●●8:00: Tapestry New Opera. Songbook IV. Wallis Giunta, mezzo; Jordan de Souzam, conductor-in-residence. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537- 6066. . Also Feb 6. Saturday February 6 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Jan 29; Also Feb 7. Start times vary. Naomi Eberhard, soprano (Norma); Jessica Lane, soprano (Adalgisa); Jason Lamont, tenor (Pollione); Andrew Tees, baritone (Oroveso); Jennifer Routhier, mezzo (Clotilde); Fabian Arciniegas, tenor (Flavio); William Shookhoff, pianist and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Jazz Faculty with Special Guests. Improvisational and new music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Tryptych Concert and Opera. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi; Smetana: Die Moldau. Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566. Regular: ; (sr/st); Premium: ; (sr/st); Free(under 12). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Pictures at an Exhibition. Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19; Dukas: “The Sorcerer’s apprentice” symphonic poem. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Antonia de Wolfe, piano; Alexa Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Festival of Friends Choral Festival. Numerous local choirs in solo and massed repertoire. Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga. 905-824-5578. ; (children 12 and under). All proceeds go to Alzheimer Society Peel. ●●8:00: Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation. Choreographic representation of the stories of Indian Residential School Survivors and their families. Story by Joseph Boyden; music by Christos Hatzis; choreography by Mark Gooden. Tina Keeper, Cree actor; Tanya Tagaq; Inuk throat singer; Northern Cree Singers; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .24-5.26. Also Feb 5 at 7:30. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Great Romantic Music. Beethoven: Overture to the Ruins of Athens, Symphony No. 6; Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. Ronald Royer, conductor; Conrad Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Chow, violin; Jacob Shaw, cello. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. ; (sr); (st); (children under 10). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Beethoven 9th Symphony. See Feb 4. Also Feb 7. ●●8:00: Tapestry New Opera. Songbook IV. Wallis Giunta, mezzo; Jordan de Souzam, conductor-in-residence. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537- 6066. . Also Feb 5. Sunday February 7 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Marriage of Figaro. See Feb 4 for details. Runs Feb 4-27; start times vary. ●●2:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Klassical Hitz for Kidz. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; other works. Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (child). Also at 4:30. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Iolanthe. See Jan 29. ●●2:30: Voicebox: Opera in Concert. Falstaff. Aradia Ensemble; Allison Angelo; Colin Saturday February 6, 2016 8 pm PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi PLUS… SMETANA Die Moldau SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 3 | TICKETS: REGULAR – adult senior/student PREMIUM – adult senior/student (under age 12, free) P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough SCIENCE @ THE SYMPHONY FUN FAMILY CONCERT! FEB 6 | TSO.CA The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Science @ the Symphony. Amir Safavi, violin; Heidi Breier, Sean Lee Ying, Donna Francis, Ontario Science Centre, hosts; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50-.75. Also 4:00. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Science @ the Symphony. Amir Safavi, violin; Heidi Breier, Sean Lee Ying, Donna Francis, Ontario Science Centre, hosts; Evan Mitchell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. .50-.75. Also 2:00. ●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. This Little Light: Mardi Gras at St Andrew’s. Ken Whiteley and Friends. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Norma. Bellini. thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 53

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