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Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016

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  • September
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Music lover's TIFF (our fifth annual guide to the Toronto International Film Festival); Aix Marks the Spot (how Brexit could impact on operatic co-production); The Unstoppable Howard Cable (an affectionate memoir of a late chapter in the life of of a great Canadian arranger; Kensington Jazz Story (the newest kid on the festival block flexes its muscles). These stories and much more as we say a lingering goodbye to summer and turn to the task, for the 22nd season, of covering the live and recorded music that make Southern Ontario tick.

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91 Charles St. W. 416-585-4585. . Proceeds to Victoria University Library. Also Sep 23-26. ●●Sep 23 8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective/A Girl in The Sky Productions. Tons of music in every genre: vinyl, CDs, sheet music, tens of thousands of books! in OLD VIC, 91 Charles St. W. (Museum Subway Exit) Thurs Sept 22, 4-9pm* Fri Sept 23,10am–8pm Sat Sept 24, 11am–6pm Sun Sept 25, 11am–6pm Mon Sept 26: 10am–8pm * admission on first night only: Students FREE with I.D. INFO: 416-585-4585 or Proceeds to Victoria University Library E. The ETCeteras Fundraising Event: Surrealist Masquerade. Works by Nick Storring, Scott Rubin, Xenakis, Cage and others. Collective Space, 221 Sterling Rd., Studio 5. 647-456-7597. Suggested donation 0; (sr/st/arts). In support of Balancing on the Edge. ●●Sep 24 7:00: RCCO Toronto Centre. Book Sale. Organ, piano and choral music from the libraries of Toronto’s finest musicians and churches. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-929-6400. Free. Also Sep 25(10am). ●●Sep 25 10:00am: RCCO Toronto Centre. Book Sale. Organ, piano and choral music from the libraries of Toronto’s finest musicians and churches. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416-929- 6400. Free. Also Sep 24(7pm). ●●Sep 25 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour: 90-minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 2, 16 and 23. ●●Sep 25 1:00: Toronto Flute Circle. Workshop/Masterclass. Participants have an opportunity to play solo and with the group, exploring problem-solving techniques, exercises, etudes and pieces in a supportive and animated setting. Margot Rydall, director. Adults, all levels. Margot Rydall, 46 Empire Ave. 416-463-1011. . ●●Sep 25 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Salon: Mahler Symphony No.3. A gathering place for all lovers of recorded classical music, we welcome both gay and gaypositive members. This month’s program provides a background to Mahler’s Symphony No.3 including excerpts from CDs and videos. Home of John Sharpe, 633 Bay St., Apt. 2203. 416-898-2549. Annual club membership fee . No charge for first-time visitors. Info at Refreshments. ●●Sep 25 2:00: Toronto Opera Club. Lecture: Die schöne Müllerin. Rick Phillips, guest speaker. Edward Johnson Building, Room 330, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-924-3940. . ●●Sep 27 6:30: Li Delun Music Foundation. Master Class: Sa Chen Piano Master Class. Steinway Piano Gallery, 2651 John St., Markham. 905-946-8040. , (VIP). ●●Sep 28 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Workshop: Reading of Cherubini’s Requiem. For singers and instrumentalists. Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-781-4745. ; (members). ●●Sep 28 7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Lecture: Aligning Your Life With Your Art. Given by composer, jazz percussionist and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Colgrass. Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Bldg. U of T, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. ●●Sep 30 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Workshop. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485. ; Free(members). Refreshments. ●●Oct 1 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Culture Days: Singsation Saturday. A read-through of choral repertoire from a variety of styles and genres. All levels welcome. Jenny Crober, conductor. Palmerston Public Library, 560 Palmerston Ave. 416-598-0422 x221. Free. ●●Oct 2 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Tour: 90-minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Oct 16 and 23. Sing With Orpheus! Robert Seeking a vibrant and welcoming choral community? Want to sing with an outstanding choral conductor? Looking for a choral experience with a difference? Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street Interested? To book an audition, contact Helen Coxon at or 416-530-4428 Cooper, Artistic Director 2016-2017 Sing with renowned composer Ola Gjeilo Appear with the TSO in the music of Tim Burton films Celebrate Christmas with jazz legend Jackie Richardson Premiere adventurous new works Perform a Gala Concert at Koerner Hall HUMONGOUS MUSIC SALE Organ, piano and choral music sale from the libraries of some of Toronto’s finest musicians and churches. Friday, September 23, 7 – 9pm & Saturday, September 24, 10am – 3pm Sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists At St Andrew’s United Church 117 Bloor Street East • 50 | September 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016

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