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Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017

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In this issue: a conversation with pianist Stewart Goodyear, in advance of his upcoming show at Koerner Hall; a preview of the annual New Year’s phenomenon that is Bravissimo!/Salute to Vienna; an inside look at music performance in Toronto’s health-care centres; and a reflection on the incredible life and lasting influence of the late Pauline Oliveros. These and more, in a special December/January combined issue!

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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 58. 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 62. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 64. 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 66. 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, 2017 to March 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Sunday 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 map of our zones: thewholenote.com. A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon East, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Sharon, Thornhill, Toronto, Whitby. Thursday December 1 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Involuntary Genius II. Sonata in D K311, Rondo in F K494; Sherkin: Amadeus A.D. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. Also 5:30. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Wirth Vocal Prize. Chelsea Rus, soprano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. Late seating not available. ●●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 snack. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Nexus Percussion and Guests. Hardin: Moondog Suite (arr. Hartenberger); Hartenberger: Birth of Time (premiere). Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Garry Kvistad, Russell Hartenberger); Suba Sankaran and Kathy Armstrong, vocals. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●5:30: Adam Sherkin. Involuntary Genius II. Sonata in D K311, Rondo in F K494; Sherkin: Amadeus A.D. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. Free. Also 12:00. ●●6:30: Ron Davis and SymphRONica. SymphRONica Poetry Slam. Jazz/world/groove music and spoken word. George Elliott Clarke, poetry; Shelley Hamilton, vocals; Aria Umezawa, director. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). ●●6:30: Songwriters Association of Canada/Solroc Music. Acoustic Soul Concert Series. Carlos Morgan; guest: Ray Robinson. Harmony Lounge, SOCAN, 41 Valleybrook Dr, North York. 416-961-1588. (members); (non-members). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Anglican Church/Singing OUT. World AIDS Day Vigil. Candlelight vigil. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring In Concert. Kaitlyn Lusk, soprano; Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, boy soprano; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Canadian Children’s Opera Company; Ludwig Wicki, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -. Also Dec 2, 3. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Iranian Music Ensemble; Klezmer Ensemble; Japanese Drumming Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. 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: Aurora Cultural Centre. East Coast Family Christmas with The Ennis Sisters of Newfoundland. Holiday songs and traditional Irish folk tunes. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905- 713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Canadian Music Centre. Paul Pulford and Cheryl Duvall: In Concert. Smith: Ballad; Storring: Vale; Waller: Lines; Anthems; Simms: wires at rest (tend to tangle). Paul Pulford, cello; Cheryl Duvall, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. ; (sr/st/arts worker). Also on Jan 13. ●●8:00: Live at Massey Hall. Half Moon Run. Guests: Plants and Animals. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. .94-.50. In support of Native Youth Sexual Network. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Suzie LeBlanc. Alasdair MacLean: The silken water is weaving and weaving; John Plant: Sunday 4am (Elizabeth Bishop); Villa Lobos: String Quartet No.1 mvts I–III; Ivan Moody: Paris 7am (Elizabeth Bishop)(world premiere); Schumann: Six Songs Op.107; and other works. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Robert Kortgaard, piano; Blue Engine String Quartet. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory/Istituto Italiano 50,000 FREE CONCERT LISTINGS. AND COUNTING. Help The WholeNote grow. To contribute, visit www.patreon.com/thewholenote 36 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

di Cultura. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage. Laila Biali and Pilar. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . LIVE EMOTION A GRAND TOUR OF ITALY December 1–4 Trinity St-Paul’s Centre December 6 George Weston Recital Hall tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Grand Tour of Italy. Corelli: Christmas Concerto; works by Castello, Uccellini and Marini. Cristina Zacharias, violin; Rodolfo Richter, violin and guest director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). Also Dec 2, 3, and 4(3:30); Dec 6(8:00; George Weston Recital Hall). ●●9:00: Argento Productions. Tango Urbano. CD release party. El Nene Argento; guest artists/musicians; and more. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). Empanadas argentinas, wine and prize giveaway. Friday December 2 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: York University Brass and Percussion Ensembles. James MacDonald and John Brownell, conductors. 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/Holiday music. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●7:30: Leonard Music Services/Shaw Percussion. Lori Cullen and David Matheson In Concert. Works from jazz covers, pop songs, original tunes and Lori’s album Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs. Lori Cullen, vocals; David Matheson, piano/vocals. Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie Street, Sharon. 905-722-5449. /(adv). ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Hannah Burgé. Modern jazz and world music city sounds. Selections from Green River Sessions and upcoming 2017 recording. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Newmarket Citizens Band. Simple Gifts. Classical and seasonal songs. Guests: Take Note Vocal Ensemble. Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-726-2641. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Street Scene. Kurt Weill. Semi-staged performance. Shannon Mills, soprano (Rose Maurrant); Kellie Masalas, soprano (Anna Maurrant); Austin Larusson, baritone (Frank Maurrant); Avery Krisman, tenor (Sam Kaplan); Greg Finney, baritone (Abraham Kaplan); and others; William Shookhoff, piano/music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Also Dec 3. ●●7:30: St. Basil’s Catholic Parish. Awake, the Voice is Calling Us: A Musical Invitation to Humanism in Christianity. Reger: Choralphantasie und Fuge über den Choral Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme; Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.6 I. Vater unser im Himmelreich; Bruhns: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Dupré: Variations sur un vieux Nöel. Rashaan Allwood, organ; chorales will be sung by the audience before each piece. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7110. Freewill offering. 7:00: pre-concert lecture on Humanism and Christianity and its implications in Advent hymnody. ●●7:30: Toronto Early Music Centre. Stella di Natale: A Journey from Advent to Christmas. Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la natività di nostro Signore Gesu Cristo; and other works. Ensemble Alloro (Emily Klassen, soprano; Meagan Zantingh, mezzo); Rezonance Baroque Ensemble (Rezan Onen-Lapointe and Jimin Shin, baroque violin; David Podgorski, harpsichord). St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-464-7610. Suggested donation . ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert. Kaitlyn Lusk, soprano; Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, boy soprano; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Canadian Children’s Opera Company; Ludwig Wicki, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -. Also Dec 1, 3. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Applebaum: Three Stratford Fanfares; Suite of Miniature Dances; Tchesnokov: Salvation is Created; Cable: Point Pelee; Scottish Rhapsody; Gryc: Evensong; and other works. Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet; Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra. Enchanting China: Masterpieces of Chinese Music. Beijing ensemble. Peking Opera, classical and folk music on authentic instruments of the traditional Chinese orchestra. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -8. Also Dec 3. ●●8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Messiah. Handel. Guests: Allison Angelo, soprano; Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Peter McGillivray, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Lydia Adams, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-217- 0537. ; (sr); (st). 5:30: Pre-concert dinner at Albany Club, 91 King St. (). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Quinn Sullivan. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905- 305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Queen Mab Trio. Improvised music drawing on the musicians’ influences of jazz, musique actuelle, rock, new music, early music and 20th century classical music. Ig Henneman, viola; Lori Freedman, clarinets; Marilyn Lerner, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. Slowind Wind Quintet. Niels Rosing-Schow: Five Studies; Ivan Fedele: Flamen; Salvatore Sciarrino: Il silenzio degli oracoli; Nina Šenk: New Work (2016); Toshio Hosokawa: Ancient Voices; Robert Aitken: Folia. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-961-9594. ; (member/arts worker); (st/adv). 7:15: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Concert. Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Dec 3. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Grand Tour of Italy. See Dec 1. Also Dec 3(8:00), 4(3:30); Dec 6(8:00; George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. Noche de Paz: An Old World and New World Christmas. Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra; European and North American carols: Il est né, le divin enfant; Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; Jesus Christ the Apple Tree; and other works. Cantemos Latin Ensemble; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510. ; free(st/ child). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Yani Borrell. Salsa. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday December 3 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concert. Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters…of the Italian Kind. Works by Geminiani, Vivaldi and Boccherini. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0209. . Introductions by the performers. ●●2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Carol Sing. Guests: Alexis Gordon, Kenneth Welsh, True North Brass; Bach Children’s Chorus; That Choir; Hedgerow Singers; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. In support of food banks across Canada. ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. The First Breath of Winter. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-286- 8260. . Also 7:30. ●●3:00: Singing Out. Not Another Fa La La! Jane Mallett Theatre, 250 Front St. W. 416- 366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. ; (st); (child). Also 7:30. ●●3:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. Christmas at Massey Hall. Guests: Matt Dusk, vocalist; True North Brass; SMCSAA Choir; Vincent Cheng, Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Marie Conkey, Terri Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, Joshua Tamayo, accompanists. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 4. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: Season of Giving. Saxophone, vocals and more. Alison Young Trio. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. ●●7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Stories, Songs, and Snow. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337- 7104. ; (sr); (under 13). ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT SPO.CA OR CALL 416 429-0007 A CANADIAN FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 3, 2016: 7:30PM SALVATION ARMY SCARBOROUGH CITADEL 2021 LAWRENCE AVENUE EAST (AT WARDEN) an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 37

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