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Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017

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In this issue: an interview with composer/vocalist Jeremy Dutcher, on his upcoming debut album and unique compositional voice; a conversation with Boston Symphony hornist James Sommerville, as as the BSO gets ready to come to his hometown; Stuart Hamilton, fondly remembered; and an inside look at Hugh’s Room, as it enters a complicated chapter in the story of its life in the complex fabric of our musical city. These and other stories, as we celebrate the past and look forward to the rest of 2016/17, the first glimpses of 2017/18, and beyond!

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in four 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 51. 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 54. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 56. 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 59. 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 March 1 to April 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Wednesday February 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 of this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 5 Lake Erie 3 4 2 1 City of Toronto LISTINGS 8 Lake Ontario A. Concerts in the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Ajax, Aurora, Burlington, Etobicoke, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto. Wednesday February 1 ●●10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition Finals. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: action/words. Peggy Baker Dance Projects; Debashis Sinha: soundtrack. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Mark Himmelman, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769- 5224. Freewill offering. MOZART THE MAGIC FLUTE JAN 19 – FEB 24 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. Mozart. Bernard Labadie, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 5; $22(under 30). English Surtitles. Also Feb 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Opera in Concert - The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici). Sciarrino. Geoffrey Sirett, Shannon Mercer and Scott Belluz, singers; Wallace Halladay/ Toronto New Music Projects, producers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-concert chat at 6:30. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fauré: Requiem. Dinuk Wijeratne: Yatra (Sequie for Canada’s 150th); Samy Moussa: A Globe Itself Infolding; Brahms (arr. Detlev Glanert): Four Preludes and Serious Songs; Fauré: Requiem. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Jean-Willy Kunz, organ; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Feb 2. Thursday February 2 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin. Liszt: Pilgrimage. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: French and Russian Masterpieces. Solo piano works by Debussy and Scriabin; Debussy: Quatre chansons de jeunesse; Stravinsky: No Word from Tom (from The Rake’s Progress). Geoffrey Conquer, piano; Elizabeth Polese, soprano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. 38 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●12:00 noon: Encore Symphonic Concert Band. Monthly Concert. Big band, swing, jazz and film scores. John Liddle, conductor. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-346-3910 or 647-287- 5390. . First Thursday of each month. Refreshments available or bring your lunch. ●●12:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall. Noon Hour Concerts: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms...and the Boys. Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble; Jerzy Cichocki, conductor; William O’Meara, organ. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free. First-come, first-served seating. ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Singing for Social Change: Women Musicians of the 1960s and 70s. Works by Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and others. Eve Goldberg, vocals. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x155. . FEB 2 – 25 coc.ca GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WAGNER ●●6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. Wagner. Andreas Schager, tenor (Siegfried); Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); and others; Tim Albery, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. - 5; $22(under 30). English Surtitles. Also Feb 5(2:00), 8, 11, 14, 17(all 6:00), 25(4:30). NEW SEASON FRIDAY NOONTIME RECITALS FEB 3 – MAY 26 12:10pm free Bösendorfer Imperial piano featured in many recitals St. Andrew’s Church King & Simcoe Streets standrewstoronto.org ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. ; $22(sr/st). Runs to Feb 5. Thurs/Fri(7:30), Sat/Sun(2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composing for Dance Concert. U of T Composition students collaborate with Toronto’s choreographers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Avataar. Sundar Viswanathan, saxophone, flute and vocals; Felicity Williams, vocals; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; Justin Gray, bass; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Max Senitt, drums. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Father and Son: Dueling Pianos. Layla Ramezan, piano; Sina Bathaie, santur. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. From . ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Celebrating Estonia’s upcoming 100th year of independence. Rachmaninoff: Vespers; works by Pärt, Daniel and Maimets. Kaspars Putniņš, conductor. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416- 408-0208. .50-.50. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fauré: Requiem. Samy Moussa: A Globe Itself Infolding; Brahms (arr. Detlev Glanert): Four Preludes and Serious Songs; Fauré: Requiem. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Russell Braun, baritone; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers; Stéphane Denève, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Feb 1. Friday February 3 ●●11:00am: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the Cross-Channel Kind. Works by Purcell, Leclair and Couperin. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-6337. . Introductions by the performers. Also Feb 4 2:00, Conservatory Theatre. ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Lyndsay Promane, mezzo. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●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. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00); Feb 4(4:30). ●●7:30: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Feb 2. Runs to Feb 5. Thurs/Fri(7:30), Sat/Sun(2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Electroacoustic Music Concert. Works including live electronics and surround sound. Dennis Patrick, presenter. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. La trace de Satyr. Combining poetry with classical and jazz improvisation. Works by Rameau, Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy, Satie, and others. Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals; Marilyn Lerner, piano; Andrew Downing, double bass/ cello. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Some Enchanted Evening. Ben Heppner, tenor; Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Rebecca Caine, soprano; Gary Relyea, bass; David Warrack, music director. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. -. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Harry Manx and Friends. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Kanatha/Canada: First Encounters. Beckwith: Wendake/Huronia; and other works. Wendat Traditional Knowledge Keeper, Georges Sioui; Jeremy Duthcer, Wostaloq Song Carrier; Marilyn George and Shirley Hay, First Nation Singers; Toronto Chamber Choir; The Toronto Consort. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; $22-(sr); (st/35 and under). Also Feb 4. ●●9:00: Peter Campbell. Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn. Peter Campbell, vocals; Mark Kieswetter, piano; Ross Macintyre, bass. Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978- 2452. Free. Saturday February 4 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Via Italia - Contemporary Italian Music. Works by Sciarrino, Donatoni, Stroppa, Francesconi, Romitelli and Scelsi. Enrico Elisi, piano; Wallace Halladay, presenter. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Feb 2. Runs to Feb 5. Thurs/Fri(7:30), Sat/Sun(2:00). ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters of the Cross-Channel Kind. Works by Purcell, Leclair and Couperin. Conservatory Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0209. SOLD OUT. Also Feb 3(11am, Heliconian Hall). ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection. Music from Africville Suite. Jackie Richardson, gospel and blues singer; Joe Sealy, piano; Paul Novotny, string bass. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering. Coffee served. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 7, 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Lohengrin. Wagner. Christopher MacRae, tenor (Lohengrin); Michele Cusson, soprano (Elsa); Andrew Tees, baritone (Telramund); Kristine Dandavino, soprano (Ortrud); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Herald); William Shookhoff, conductor/piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Aimia Discovery Series: Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase. An evening of art songs, arias and ensembles. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra The Year of the Rooster: A Chinese New Year Celebration Sat, Feb 4 at 7:30pm Wu Man, pipa TSO.CA ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The Year of the Rooster: A Chinese New Year Celebration. Huan Zhi Li: Spring Festival Overture; Vivian Fung: Launch! (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Chen Qigang: Joie Eternelle; Vincent Ho: Rejuvenation: A Taoist Journey; Shande Ding: Long March Symphony (5th movement). Allison Balsom, trumpet; Wu Man, pipa; Mark Rowswell (“Dashan”), host/narrator; Long Yu, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Jazz Faculty with Special Guests. Improvisation and New Music. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. Free. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. The Laws. John and Michele Law. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-729-7564. /$22(adv). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Ideal Dreams: A Tribute to A. R. Rahman. Works by A. R. Rahman. Kindred Spirits Orchestra; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855- 872-7669. . ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Emergents II: I=I + Caution Tape Collective. 197 John St. 416-204- 1080. ; (members). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Northern Reflections. Coulthard: Canadian thewholenote.com February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 39

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