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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!

JCt trio Sat., Jan. 21,

JCt trio Sat., Jan. 21, 8pm Koerner Hall TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.pErfOrmANCE.rCmuSIC.CA cello; Conrad Tao, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Part of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mozart@261 Festival. ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. Four Thousand Winter. A cappella choral works. Tallis, Tavener, Byrd, Britten and Larkin. Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Choir of the Theatre of Early Music. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844- 3972. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Intimate German Baroque. See Jan 19. Also Jan 22(mat). Sunday January 22 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Heath Quartet. Interactive concert for young people age 5-11; adults welcome. Host Joanna will help explore the music and set up a battle of the players with an audience vote. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922- 3714 x103. . 3:15: Main performance. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Heath Quartet. J.S. Bach (transcribed): Three Organ Preludes: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV731; Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV662; In dulci A. Concerts in the GTA jubilo BWV729; Bartók: String Quartet No.1 in A Minor Op.7; Dvořák: String Quartet No.13 in G Op.106. 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. ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Intimate German Baroque. See Jan 19. ●●4:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Jazz Vespers. Drew Juecka, violin. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233-1125. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. George Grosman and Bohemian Swing. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: Bassoon Out Loud. Recital by Catherine Chen. Works by Jeanjean, Elgar, Boudreau and others. Catherine Chen and Nadina Mackie Johnson, bassoons; Rachael Kerr, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 453-7607. ; (st). Monday January 23 ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory/Toronto Blues Society. Music Mix: Maple Blues Awards. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY January 23 James Wallenberg, Peter Heidrich, Edward Elgar www.associates-tso.org ●●7:30: Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Small Concerts: Happy Birthday/Happy Anniversary. Wallenberg: Sonata for violin and piano; Ivanovici: Waves of the Danube (Anniversary Waltz); Heidrich: Happy Birthday Variations for string january 22, 7pm CATHERINE CHEN Associate Principal Bassoonist of the Toronto Symphony in recital with pianist Rachael Kerr, performing works by Jeanjean, Elgar, Bourdeau and a two-bassoon concerto with Nadina Mackie Jackson. Bassoon Out Loud at HELICONIAN HALL 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto / nadinamackiejackson.com quartet; Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor Op.84. James Wallenberg, violin; Paul Meyer, violin; Douglas Perry, viola; Amy Laing, cello; Peter Longworth, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-282-6636. $22; (sr/st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Oskar Morawetz Centenary Celebration. Audio and visual presentation. Claudia Morawetz, presenter; Radka Hanáková, James Parker and Gary Kulesha, piano; Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday January 24 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Lost in a Russian Forest. Works by Tchaikovsky, Sviridov and others. Goran Jurić, bass. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: David Briggs. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. Wednesday January 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Ylem (3 Eggs Ago)/Various Concert. Cruz: Ylem (3 Eggs Ago); Throwdown Collective: Various Concert. Throwdown Collective. 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. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Singer and the Song Series. Singers from the Faculty of Music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday January 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Meet the Academy - Brilliant Baroque. Academy members perform alongside their mentors. Members of COC Orchestra Academy; COC Orchestra members; Jacqueline Woodley, 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. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Asher Ian Armstrong, Piano. Works by Bach, Wagner, Liszt and Franck. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Composers Concert. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. In Concert. Fernando Varela, tenor; Toronto Concert Orchestra; Kerry Stratton, conductor. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. Music TORONTO St. Lawrence Quartet January 26 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. St. Lawrence Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Op.20 No.1; Berger: “Swallow” (2014); Haydn: Quartet in F Minor Op.20 No.5. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). Friday January 27 ●●1:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Potpourri. Featuring classics, opera, operetta, musicals, ragtime, pop, international and other genres. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (Chapel), 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Lunch and snack friendly. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Aria with Me. Young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Laura Fernandez. Jazz concert with compositions from her upcoming recording. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; free before 8:00. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Michael Robert-Broder, baritone, (Don Giovanni); Christopher Wilson, baritone (Leporello); Paul Williamson, tenor (Don Ottavio); Allison Arends, soprano (Donna Anna); Kathleen Promane, soprano (Donna Elvira); Brittany King, soprano (Zerlina); William Shookhoff, conductor/piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. Music by Arthur Sullivan, 54 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

St. Anne’s G & S Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke January 27-29 February 2-5 St. Anne’ s Parish Hall 651 Dufferin Street, Toronto 416-922-4415 saintanne.ca lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; $22(sr/st). Opening night. Runs to Feb 5. Thurs/Fri(7:30), Sat/Sun(2:00). Also Jan 28 at 7:30. John Sheard presents A Night of Beatles Classics Two! with David Celia and Mia Sheard Fri. Jan. 27, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905 713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. John Sheard Presents A Night of the Beatles Classics Two! Guests: David Celia and Mia Sheard. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Rose Theatre. Fernando Varela and Kerry Stratton with The Toronto Concert Orchestra. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton. 905- 874-2800. and up. Dinner at The Rose: (sold separately). ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart and Schumann. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor; Spanish Love Songs; Mozart: String Quartet No.17 K458 “The Hunt”. Kariné Poghosyan, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-499-0403. ; (sr); (st). ●●10:30: Lula Music and Arts Centre. Papiosco y Grupo Ritmicos ce Toronto. Bringing a contemporary sound to traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms. Jorge Luis Torres (aka Papiosco), percussion. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. ; women free before 10:00. Saturday January 28 ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Jan 28, Feb 2, 3(all 7:30); Jan 29, Feb 4, 5(all 2:00). ●●3:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Choral Conductors’ Symposium Concert. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Elora Festival Singers; Michael Bloss, organ; Noel Edison, conductor; and other conductors. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-598-0422. Free. First come, first seated. Concert will be webcast live. ●●7:00: Vocal Mosaic and Celebration Choir. Winter Songs. Linda Eyman, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-455-9238. ; (sr/ st). ●●7:30: Aga Khan Museum. Mwashahat and Qudood. Canadian Arabic Orchestra; Canadian Arabic Choir. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. ; (Friends). ●●7:30: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. Music for Violin and Piano. Corey Gemmell, violin; Eileen Keown, piano; young artists selected by audition: Ashlyn Chou and Renee Farrell, piano. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905- 450-9220. PWYC. Re-scheduled from Nov 26. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 1, 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Jan 29, Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Jan 28, Feb 2, 3(all 7:30); Jan 28, 29, Feb 4, 5(all 2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra at the New Music Festival. Morawetz: Carnival Overture; Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Op.60 (Suite); Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 Op.74 in B Minor “Pathétique”. Vivian Chen, piano; Uri Mayer/François Koh, conductors. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). 6:30: Symphony Talk pre-performance chat in Room 130. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. “A chantar:” Medieval Songs of Courtly Love. Michael Franklin, Andrea Gerhardt and guest musicians, Judith Cohen, host. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo (Italy). Tango music by Piazzolla, Pujol and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-8298. /(adv); (sr/st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Masters Series: Dvořák Cello Concerto with William Molina-Cestari. Liszt: Les Préludes S97; Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No.2 Op.72 in E Minor; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 in F Minor; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor Op.104 B191. William Molina-Cestari, cello. IOUT Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. -; (youth). Also Jan 29(3:00) at Koerner Hall, Toronto. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Blair Packham, host. Guests: TBA. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●8:00: TO.U Collective/Music at St. Andrew’s. Chamber Music Recital. Helmut Oehring: Foxfire Eins “Natriumpentothal”; Simon Steen-Andersen: in-side-out-sidein; Arthur Kampela: Percussion Study I. Rob MacDonald, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto 1. Edward Top: New work (world premiere/TSO commission); Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Dvořák: Symphony No.7. Stewart Goodyear, piano; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .75. Sunday January 29 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Jan 19. Also Feb 1, 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Jan 27. Also Feb 2, 3(all7:30); Feb 4, 5(all 2:00). ●●3:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Masters Series: Dvořák Cello Concerto with William Molina-Cestari. Liszt: Les Préludes S97; Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No.2 Op.72 in E Minor; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 in F Minor; Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor Op.104 B191. William Molina-Cestari, cello. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also Jan 28(8:00) at Regent Theatre, Oshawa. ’S WONDERFUL The best of the Gershwin songbook JAN. 29, 3:30 PM & JAN. 31, 8 PM www.taliskerplayers.ca Talisker Players Music ●●3:30: Talisker Players. ‘S Wonderful: The Best of the Gershwin Songbook. Selections from George and Ira Gershwin. Erin Bardua, soprano; Aaron Durand, baritone. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 3:00: Pre-concert chat. Also Jan 31(eve). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●4:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Romantic Duo for Violin and Piano. Works by Kreisler, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rubenstein. Edwin Huizinga, violin; Ronald Greidanus, piano. House concert (Georgetown), 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. (advance only). Soups, cheeses and desserts following concert. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Chase Sanborn, trumpet; Mark Eisenman, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Karen Kieser Prize Concert. Sophie Dupuis: Perceptions de La Fontaine; Sciarrino: String Quartet No.7; winning student piece of the 2016 University of Toronto String Quartet Composition Competition. Stacie Dunlop, soprano; Cecilia String Quartet; Dennis Patrick, presenter. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. Monday January 30 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Onde Notturne. Works by Sciarrino, Nono, Fedele and Berio. Erika Crinò, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital. 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. Vocalis Masters/DMA Series: Songs with Guitar. Emmanuel College Chapel, 75 Queen’s Park Cr. E. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Conservatorio G. Tartini (Trieste)/UofT Composition Student Exchange Concert. M2 Ensemble (Michael Bridge, accordion, Michael Murphy, percussion) and guests. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. Tuesday January 31 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Poetry in Song. Ross: Waypoints; Ravel: Histoires Naturelles; and other works. Phillip Addis, baritone; Emily Hamper, accompaniment. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: John Burge, Preludes for Solo Piano. John Burge, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals: Ian Sadler. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Americas. Modern music of the Americas. Emmanuele Baldini, violin; Roberto Turrin, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5. ●●8:00: Talisker Players. ‘S Wonderful – The Best of the Gershwin Songbook. Selections from George and Ira Gershwin. Erin Bardua, soprano; Aaron Durand, baritone. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:30: Pre-concert chat. ●●11:30: York University Department of Music. Vocal Masterclass with Nathalie Paulin, Soprano. Young singers from the studios of Catherine Robbin, Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, Michael Donovan and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. Free. Observers welcome. thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 55

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