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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!

BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS

BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Linda Beaupré, Conductor Eleanor Daley, Pianist SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2016 AT 7:30PM and at the Toronto Centre box office or TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787 (ARTS) Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street Design by David Kopulos www.davidkopulos.com facebook.com/BCCandBCYC bachchildrenschorus.ca Viola Quintet; Ginastera: Argentinian Dances; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite. Sunny Choi, violin; Yegee Lee, violin; Yoon Woo Kim, viola; Woosol Cho, viola; Yoona Jhon, cello; and others. St. George Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-737-0521. ; (st). ●●7:30: Oakville Choral Society. ’Twas the Night before Christmas. Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise; Simeone: ’Twas the Night before Christmas. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-338-3823. /(adv); (st); free(under 13). Ode on the Nativity December 10 & 11 Pax Christi Chorale with Shannon Mercer, Soprano and the Aslan Boys Choir ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Ode on the Nativity. Parry: Ode on the Nativity; Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est; Matthew Emery: new commissions; and works by Holst, Pärt, and Poulenc. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Aslan Boys Choir. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st). Also Dec 11(3:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Dvořák: Scherzo Capriccioso Op.66; Palej: Symphony; Bartók: Concerto for orchestra. Uri Mayer/ Samuel Tam, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). 6:30: Symphony Talk, a pre-performance chat with professors and graduate students, rm 130. ●●7:30: Village Voices. Glad Tidings. Rutter: Gloria; Manor: Unto Us a Son Is Born; Helvey: O lux beatissima; Grant: Breath of Heaven; Willcocks: Carols. Mira Slovianenko, soprano; Joan Andrews, flute; Oksana Vignan, conductor; Albury Gardens Brass Quintet. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-763-4172. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). Also Dec 11(mat). ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Northern Lights. Gjeilo: Tundra, Prelude, Ubi Caritas III, and other works; also works by Whitacre, Berlioz, and others. Elizabeth Loewen-Andrews and Laurel Mascarenhas, violin; Rory McLeod, viola; Wendy Solomon, cello; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, piano. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Classical Music Series: Vesuvius Ensemble. Southern A. Concerts in the GTA Italian music influenced by Arabic traditions. Francesco Pellegrino, Romina Di Gasbarro, Marco Cera and Lucas Harris. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. and up/10% discount(members). ●●8:00: Dell’Alto Productions. A Christmas Dream. O Holy Night; You Raise Me up; Nella Fantasia; other holiday songs. Alessandra Paonessa, soprano; Michael Ciufo, tenor; My Pops Choir. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 647-505-2537. /(adv). Proceeds in support of Emily’s House. ●●8:00: Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Good Lovelies. Christmas concert. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. .50-.50. Also Dec 11(mat). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio. Joey DeFrancesco Trio and Jensen/Restivo/Vivian Trio. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas. Works by Hildegard of Bingen, Anna of Cologne, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. -; $22-(sr); (st/35 and under). Also Dec 11(3:30). ●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. At Midnight. Charpentier: Messe de Minuit; Ohrwall: Yule Music; and other music for Christmas. John Stephenson, organ; Ron Cheung, conductor. Guest: Flautas del Fuego flute duo. St. Martinin-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Christmas Carol Sing-along. A one-hour hand-clapping, feet-stamping sing-along carols and Christmas songs. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 631-4300. PWYC. Song sheets to be provided. ●●8:30: Soulpepper Weekend Cabaret Series. What the World Needs Now (Songs of Love and Hope). A musical journey through the Mad Men era. Wendy Lands, vocals; Jim Gillard, drums/trumpet/vocals; Steve Hunter, piano/guitar; Russ Boswell, bass. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Ln. 416-866-8666. ; (st). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Conjunto Lacalu. Cuban sonora tradition. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . Sunday December 11 ●●1:30: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Family Christmas. Oakville Children’s Choir. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also 4:00. ●●2:00: Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Good Lovelies. Christmas concert. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 x1. .50-.50. ●●2:30: Chorus York. Our First Nowell. Traditional carols from around the world. Stéphane Potvin, conductor; Rachael Kerr, accompanist. Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905-884-7922. ; (sr/st). ●●2:30: Festival Wind Orchestra. Holiday Portraits 2016. Keith Reid, conductor. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-585- 4498. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). ●●2:30: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. A Christmas Carol. Dickens. John Huston; G 42 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

& S Christmas Carol Quartet. St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416- 763-0832. . Refreshments included. ●●2:30: Village Voices. Glad Tidings. Rutter: Gloria; Manor: Unto Us a Son Is Born; Helvey: O lux beatissima; Grant: Breath of Heaven; Willcocks: Carols. Mira Slovianenko, soprano; Joan Andrews, flute; Oksana Vignan, conductor; Albury Gardens Brass Quintet. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-763-4172. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). ●●3:00: Blessed Trinity Church. Sing Along with Us: Traditional Holiday Favourites. Lauridsen: O nata lux, Handel: Hallelujah Chorus; Rutter: All Bells in Paradise; Sing-along carols with orchestra. Blessed Trinity Choirs (John Holland, conductor); The Margaritas Ensemble; TDSB Youth Orchestra. 3220 Bayview Ave. 416-496-8575. ; (family). Proceeds to support Catholic parishes in Kenya. ●●3:00: Florivox of Univox Choirs. Joy to the World. Works by Arnesen, Martin and Blane, Rutter, the Pentatonix and Handel. Joshua Tamayo, conductor; Victor Cheng, accompanist. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-697-9561. /(adv); (sr/st). ●●3:00: Harmony Singers. Winter Song. Seasonal favourites. Christmas Eve; Cool Santa; Christmas Lullaby; Jerusalem. Harvey Patterson, conductor; Bruce Harvey, accompanist. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/ st); free(under 10). Refreshments. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Youth at the Holidays. Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; Respighi: The Adoration of the Magi (from Three Botticelli Pictures); Vivaldi: Concerto No.4 in F minor Op.8 “Winter”; Higdon: Percussion Concerto. Trevor Rines, narration; Michael Murphy, percussion; Marta Hidy; Corey Gemmell, violin; Kevin Mallon, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-987-2787. ; (sr); (youth/OTopus). Long & McQuade Petting Zoo. 2:15: pre-concert chat. ●●3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Ode on the Nativity. Parry: Ode on the Nativity; Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est; Matthew Emery: new commissions; and works by Holst, Pärt, and Poulenc. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Aslan Boys Choir. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concert: The King’s Singers @ Christmas. Works by Tchaikovsky, Lawson and Pärt; traditional seasonal songs. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●3:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Fourth Annual St. Anne’s Community Cantate. Neighborhood Christmas concert. Mississauga Children’s Choir; St. Anne’s Jazz Quintet. 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). In support of the Youth Scholarship Program of the Community Police Liaison Committee of Toronto Police Division 14. ●●3:00: St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum Hungarian Choir. Christmas Concert. Vivaldi: Magnificat; Christmas songs. Ian Sandler, organ; adult and children choirs; Imre Olah and Christa Lazar, conductors. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. E. 416-300-9305. ; (st). Post-concert reception. Jeanie Chung piano Shalom Bard clarinet Thomas Wiebe cello Sunday Dec. 11, 3pm Heliconian Hall SyrinxConcerts.ca ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Season Opening Concert. Kenins: Duo for clarinet and piano; Beethoven: Trio Op.11; Brahms: Trio Op.114. Jeanie Chung, piano; Shalom Bard, clarinet; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Twelve Days of Christmas: Family Holiday Concert. Colin Mochrie, narrator; Highland Creek Pipe Band; Resonance Youth Choir; Tha Spot Holiday Dancers; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . ●●3:30: Toronto Consort. A Medieval Christmas. Works by Hildegard of Bingen, Anna of Cologne, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 964-6337. -; $22-(sr); (st/35 and under). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Eglinton St. George’s United Church. Never a Brighter Star. Christmas celebration with carols, choir, orchestra and organ. Hayes: Gloria; Forrest: Never a Brighter Star; works by Handel, Whitacre and Willcocks. Eglinton St. George’s Choir; Mary Lou Fallis, special guest host; Andrew Adair, organ; Krista Rhodes, piano; Shawn Grenke, conductor. 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-481-1141. . ●●4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Family Christmas. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also 1:30. ●●4:00: OriginL Concert Series. Celebrate Life! Classics and original music for choral and solo voices. Brenda Enns, soprano; Susan Suchard, soprano/conductor; Hubert Razack, tenor; Jinne Kim, violin; Lizzie Lavado, piano/ organ. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-410-7109. . ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Gershwin/Cole Porter Songbook. John Alcorn, vocalist; Reg Schwager and Steve Wallace. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free. Also 6:00; Dec 12(7:00). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Christmas Vespers. Ellington: Nutcracker Suite. Brian Barlow Big Band. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 9. Also Dec 16, 17, 22, 23(all 7:30); 17, 18, 24(all 4:30); 24(1:30). Carols by Candlelight Sun., Dec. 11, 14, 4:30pm nine lessons & Carols Sun., Dec. 18, 21, 4:30pm Yorkminster Park Baptist Church yorkminsterpark.com ●●4:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Carols by Candlelight. Choirs and musicians of Yorkminster Park. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Pre-Christmas Jazz Medley. Works by Gershwin, Jezek and others. Jan Musil, keyboard; Lenka Nováková, singer. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●6:00: Aga Khan Museum. Arabica Coffee House Concert. Traditional songs from Syria’s Arabic classical and popular repertoire in a traditional coffee house setting. Al Qahwa Ensemble; Maryem Tollar. 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-4677. ; (Friends). In Diwan. Coffee included in ticket price. ●●6:00: University Settlement Music and Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243/244. Free. Also 4:00; Dec 12(7:00). ●●7:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Annual Christmas Concert. Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga. 905-270-4757. ; (sr/child). ●●7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. 25th Anniversary Concert: Ain’t Life Sweet. Chvostek: Black Hole; Taafe: I Cross Till I Am Weary; Barnwell: We Are; Small: Everything Possible; Dalglish: Song of Solstice; and other songs. Becca Whitla, piano/conductor; Alan Gasser, conductor. Guest: Annabelle Chvostek, vocals. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416- 779-5554. /(adv); (sr/child/un(der) waged). Wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Tranzac Club. GUH in Concert. 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137. PWYC. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Percussion Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: We Sing For Their Supper. Seasonal Concert. The Detours, Donne Roberts, Elis Legrow, Clay Tyson, Selina Martin and others; Puffy Codpiece and orchestra, hosts. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). 6:30: doors open. Dinner reservations guarantee seating. In support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Includes silent auction and raffle. ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Holidays...In Space! Music from Star Wars and holiday songs. Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. 647-567- 7906. PWYC. ●●8:00: Snaggle. Christmas Single Release Show Featuring Brownman Ali. Nick Maclean, synth; Graeme Wallace, tenor sax; Michael Murray, guitar; Tom Grosset, drums; Doug Moore, bass. Guest: Brownman Ali, trumpet. Mây Cafe, 876 Dundas St. W. 416-389- 2643. . Attendees on the ‘advance list’ will receive a free download of ‘Christmas Tune’. Email snaggle251@gmail.com. SUNDAY December 11 th NEVER 4:00 A p.m. Star Brighter Sunday december 11 th 4 pm eSG chOIr and chamber OrcheStra Celebrate an ESG Christmas with Carols, Choir, Orchestra and Organ. Featuring Hayes’ Gloria, Forrest’s Never a Brighter Star and works by Handel, Whitacre and Willcocks. Krista Rhodes, Piano; Andrew Adair, Organ; Shawn Grenke, Conductor Tickets Special GueSt HoSt mary LOu FaLLIS 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 43

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