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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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IN THIS ISSUE: Ancaster, Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Cobourg, Collingwood, Dundas, Elmira, Elora, Fenwick, Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, Innisfil, Jordan, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Nepean, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Peterborough, Port Dover, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Stratford, Wasaga Beach, Waterloo. Thursday December 1 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concerts: Cygnus Trio. Erica Jacobs- Perkins, violin; Benjamin Stuchbery, flute; Jonathan Stuchbery, guitar. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free; voluntary offering collected. Thursdays through Dec 15. ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble Concert: “Let us sing, let us dance.” Works by Navarro, Britten, Gorb and others. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Ensemble Vivant; Catherine Wilson, piano/ conductor. Guests: Guelph Youth Singers (Markus Howard, conductor). River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000/1- 877-520-2408. (Prime); (Non-prime); (under 13 Prime); (under 13 Nonprime). Also Dec 3(Brantford), 9(Toronto), 11(St. Catharines), 16(Mississauga), 18(London), 21(Richmond Hill), 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Cecilia Violin Duo. Bach: Six Two-part Inventions; Bartók: Six Duos; Daniel: Giuocolo delle coppie; Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins Op.56. Sarah Nematallah and Min-Jeong Koh, violins. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Friday December 2 ●●12:30: Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University. Chamber Ensemble Concert. Students within Queen’s perform in small ensembles. Rehearsal Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. Free. ●●2:30: Dan School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University. Annual Messiah Sing- A-Long. Informal gathering of voice and orchestra pays tribute to Handel’s music. All B. Concerts Beyond the GTA members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities and beyond invited to participate. Lobby, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. Free. Refreshments following. ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Les Choristes and Chorale Choirs. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Mechem: The Seven Joys of Christmas; and other works. Kathleen Gahagan, harp. New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. E., London. 519-661- 3767. . ●●7:30: Gallery Players of Niagara. Elements. Beauty and drama of Earth, Air, Fire and Water expressed through an original performance piece incorporating projected visuals, live music and interactive dance. Doug Miller, flute; Eric Mahar, guitar; Penner Mackay, percussion; Jena Slingerland, dance; Luke Gillet, video design. Film House, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-468-1525. -. ●●7:30: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. A Star in the East II. Advent and Christmas music from west to east, 12th-18th centuries, with period poetry readings. Coptic and Gregorian chants; Sufi dances; early Celtic and Armenian carols; works by Hildegard, Gesualdo, Gabrieli and Charpentier. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-767-7245. /$22(adv); (sr/ st); (child). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Jazz Ensemble. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. Saturday December 3 ●●4:00: Hammer Baroque. 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). Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-522- 0602. Suggested donation . ●●5:30: St. Andrew’s United Church (Hamilton). Indian Christmas Night in Hamilton. Keon Crosswell, guitar; Steve Hilbert, bass; Prem Tewari, tabla; Neeraj Prem, sitar; Kids Trio (Nirwan, cello; Anya, flute; Sajan Prem, tabla). 497 Upper Paradise Rd., Hamilton. 905-383-7411 or 416-895-3624. /(adv). Concert and dinner; please book in advance. ●●7:30: ChoralWorks Chamber Choir. Christmas Around the World. Christmas music in English, French, German, Latin, Estonian and Yoruba; audience sing-along. Brian Rae, conductor. Guests: Trillium Brass and Percussion. Trinity United Church (Collingwood), 140 Maple St., Collingwood. 705-888-4454. ; free(under 12). ●●7:30: Chorus Hamilton. Magnificat. Works by Rutter and other traditional Christmas songs. Jocelyn Fralick, soprano; Erika Reiman, piano; Fredric DeVries, organ; David Holler, conductor. St. Paul’s United Church (Dundas), 29 Park St. W., Dundas. 905-526-7938. ; (adv). Christmas treats following concert. ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Catherine Wilson, piano/conductor. Guests:TBA. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519-758-8090/1-800-265-0710. -; -(child). Also Dec 9(Toronto), 11(St. Catharines), 16(Mississauga), 18(London), 21(Richmond Hill), 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). ●●7:30: Hamilton Children’s Choir. Annual Holiday Concert: Making Spirits Bright! Guest choirs: Ilumini, Esprimas, Esplori, Komenci and Lads and Gents. Ryerson United Church (Hamilton), 842 Main St. E., Hamilton. 905- 527-1618. (choir families); ; (sr); (st/alumni); (under 11). ●●7:30: Lyrica Chamber Choir. Tidings of Great Joy. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; works by Gjeilo, Rutter, Britten and Lauridsen. Guests: Tost String Quartet. Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Ave., Barrie. 705-722-0271. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Viva Voce! Choral Series: Laudate - Praise! Works of Niagara composers. Works by Blake, Butler, Loewen, Phelan and Royal. Brock University Choirs. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr/ st); (eyeGo). ●●7:30: Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. Christmas in Northumberland. Rutter: Nativity Carol; Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Anderson: Christmas Festival; and other works. Trinity United Church (Cobourg), 284 Division St., Cobourg. 905-376-0362. (family); ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Stratford Concert Choir. Concert II: Handel’s Messiah. Sharon Poelstra, conductor; Ian Sadler, organ. Guests: Blyth Festival Singers. St. James Anglican Church (Stratford), 6 Hamilton St., Stratford. 519- 393-6879. /(adv). Sunday December 4 ●●1:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Daniel O’Donnell. Country, folk, oldies and Christmas melodies. Danny Boy, Rivers of Babylon, Stand beside Me, Moon over Ireland, and other songs. Guests: Mary Duff and Derek Ryan. Meridian Centre Arena, 1 IceDogs Way, St. Catharines. 1-855-985-5000. and up. Also Dec 5(eve). ●●2:00: St. John’s Anglican Church (Jordan). 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). 2878 St. John’s Dr., Jordan. 905-562-7238. . Proceeds to St. John’s Refugee Initiative. Refreshments to follow. ●●2:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Carols for Christmas: Carols and Seasonal Readings for Christmas and Winter. A celebration of Christmas as done hundreds of years ago. Sharlene Wallace, harp; Ben Grossman, hurdy-gurdy/ percussion; Ron Korb, flute. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ; (st/under 30); (eyeGO/under 14). ●●3:00: Jubilate Singers. Songs of Joy. 30th anniversary celebration. Works by Rutter; seasonal classics; carol sing-along with the choir. Brenda Carew, conductor. Polson Park Free Methodist Church, 139 Robert Wallace Dr., Kingston. 613-389-4974. Freewill offering. Proceeds in support of Martha’s Table. ●●3:30: Kokoro Singers. Night of the Angel. Works by Ballantine, Biebl, Victoria, Rutter and Meader. Brenda Uchimaru, conductor. Grace Lutheran Church (Hamilton), 1107 Main St. W., Hamilton. 289-439-9447. ; (sr/st); free(under 13). ●●7:00: Barrie Concert Band. Christmas at the Beach. Lighthouse Community Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach. 705-526- 4275. Admission by donation to local food bank. ●●8:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Mike Walker: Conway Twitty Remembered. Hits of late country music legend Conway Twitty. Mike Walker, vocals. Meridian Centre Arena, 1 IceDogs Way, St. Catharines. 1-855- 985-5000. and up. Monday December 5 ●●2:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. BJ Thomas. Suspicious Minds, Any Day Now, and Christmas songs. BJ Thomas, vocals. Meridian Centre Arena, 1 IceDogs Way, St. Catharines. 1-855-985-5000. and up. ●●8:00: Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Daniel O’Donnell. Country, folk, oldies and Christmas melodies. Danny Boy, Rivers of Babylon, Stand beside Me, Moon over Ireland, and other songs. Guests: Mary Duff and Derek Ryan. Meridian Centre Arena, 1 IceDogs Way, St. Catharines. 1-855-985-5000. and up. ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensemble. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Tuesday December 6 ●●12:00 noon: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. RBC Foundation: Music@Noon. Piano and guitar students. Cairns Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. Free. ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Electroacoustic Music Compositions. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. University Wind Ensemble. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (under 15/eyeGo); free(current students of MIWSFPA). Wednesday December 7 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Christmas Concert. Works by Berlin, Marks, and Tormé and Wells. Janet Ness, vocals; Chris Ness, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●6:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University Symphony Orchestra. Works by Brahms, Mozart and Prokofiev. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western 58 | December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: #WePlayOn/London Pro Musica Choir. Handel’s Dublin Messiah. A re-creation of the first performance of Messiah held in Dublin, Ireland. Janet Tavener, soprano; Vicki St. Pierre; mezzo; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Giles Tompkins, bass; London Pro Musica Choir; #WePlayOn Musicians; Kevin Mallon, conductor. First St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave., London. 519-914-5769. /(adv); (st). ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Jazz Series: The World of Jazz - Steve Koven Trio. Steve Koven, piano; Anthony Michelli, drums; Rob Clutton, bass. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Ethan Filner, Viola; Heather Taves, Piano. Brahms: Two Sonatas Op.120; Dale: Romance from Suite Op.2. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Thursday December 8 ●●12:15: St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston). Advent Concerts: Michael Capon, Organ. Works by Bach, De Grigny and Pärt. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. Free; voluntary offering collected. Thursdays through Dec 15. Friday December 9 ●●7:30: Orchestra Kingston and the Kingston Choral Society. Messiah. Handel. Geoff Sirett, Charlotte Stewart-Juby, Katie Griffiths and Spencer Vasse, soloists. Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St., Kingston. 613-453-0053. /(adv); free(under 12). Saturday December 10 ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. A Symphony of Stories. Family concert. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Blake: The Snowman. William Vickers, narrator; Karen Wood, narrator; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855- 515-0722. ; (st); (child); (eyeGO). Also Dec 11. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Messiah. Handel. Performed on period instruments. Elizabeth Polese, soprano; Lillian Brooks, mezzo; Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor; Joel Allison, bass-baritone; Talisker Players Baroque Orchestra. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 1-855-515- 0722 or 905-688-5550 x0722. ; (sr); (under 30); (st); (child). 6:30: Preconcert chat. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensemble Series: Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet; Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. Jonathan Crow, violin; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; and others,. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/staff); (st). ●●7:30: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. A Nutcracker Christmas. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker; Richardson-Schulte: The Hockey Sweater. Bob Gainey, narrator; Michael Newnham, conductor. Guest: Kawartha Youth Orchestra. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742- 7469. ; (st). Sunday December 11 ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Piano Series: Schubert and Glass in Dialogue. Schubert: Impromptus; Glass: Metamorphosis. Simone Dinnerstein, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533- 2424. -; -(faculty/staff); (st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. A Symphony of Stories. Family concert. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Blake: The Snowman. William Vickers, narrator; Karen Wood, narrator; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (st); (child); (eyeGO). ●●3:00: Elora Festival Singers. Messiah. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Fergus), 760 St. David St. N., Fergus. 519-846-0331. ; (st); (child). ●●3:00: La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. Home for the Holidays. Traditional and contemporary holiday favourites. Anderson: Sleigh Ride; A Christmas Festival; and other works. Michael Lyons, conductor. Port Hope United Church, 34 South St., Port Hope. 1-866-460- 5596. ; (st); free(child). ●●3:30: Huronia Symphony Orchestra. Christmas Express. Burge: Rocky Mountain Overture; Silvestri: Polar Express Concert Suite; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Anderson: A Christmas Festival; Waldteufel: Skaters’ Waltz; traditional Christmas songs and carol sing. Guest: Simcoe Youth Singers; Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-721- 4752. ; (st); (child). Also Dec 17(eve, Innisfil). ●●6:30: First Baptist Church (Orillia). Toronto Mass Choir. 265 Coldwater Rd., Orillia. 705- 326-3800. Free. ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. Ailie Robertson and Mairi Rankin. Members of The Outside Track. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-473-2099. /(adv). ●●7:30: Ensemble Vivant. Christmas Tidings: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Catherine Wilson, piano/conductor; Guests: Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (Amanda Nelli, conductor.) FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722/1-855-515-0722. -; -(under 13). Also Dec 16(Mississauga), 18(London), 21(Richmond Hill), 22(Kingston), 23(Nepean). ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Christmas Homecoming. Dove: There Was a Child (Canadian premiere); and other Christmas favourites. Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers; Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir (Amanda Brunk, conductor); and others; Mark Vuorinen, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265- 8977. -; (st and under 30s); (high school and younger). ●●8:00: Wellington Winds. Carols, Arias and Surprising Treasures. Christmas carols, opera arias and other works. Trumpet, alto sax, clarinet, and tuba soloists from the ensemble; Daniel Warren, conductor. Knox Presbyterian Church (Waterloo), 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. 519-669-1327. ; (sr); free(st). Monday December 12 ●●7:00: London Pro Musica Choir. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Readers from the Shaw and Stratford Festivals; Erin Bardua, soprano; Vicki St. Pierre; mezzo; London Pro Musica Choir; Dr. Charlene Pauls, conductor. Bishop Cronyn Memorial Centre, 442 William St., London. 519-914-5769. Free. Donations in support of El Sistema Music Program for Children. Tuesday December 13 ●●12:00 noon: City of St. Catharines. 26th Annual City of St. Catharines Civic Carol Concert. Laura Secord Secondary School Concert Choir (Dave Sisler, conductor); Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Concert Choir (J.P. Dupont, conductor); St. Catharines Civic Brass Ensemble (Steve Fralick, conductor); Ross Stretton, organist; Steve Fralick, brass and percussion; Peter M. Partridge, conductor, massed choirs. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (St. Catharines), 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines. 905-688-5601 x2160. Freewill offering. Proceeds to Community Care. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Till Fellner, Piano. Brahms: Four thewholenote.com December 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 | 59

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