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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!

Fantasy; Grieg: Piano

Fantasy; Grieg: Piano Concerto; other works. Christopher Goodpasture, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also Feb 5(2:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. String Concert: Russia - Masks and Faces. Pärt: Fratres; Weinberg: Chamber Symphony No.4 Op.153; Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat Minor Op.26; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for string orchestra); Silvestrov: Serenade (for violin solo). Gidon Kremer, violin; Kremerata Baltica. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Canadian Panorama: Concert and CD Launch. Beethoven: Octet for Winds Op.103; Royer: Travels with Mozart, Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute; Cable: McIntyre Ranch Country; Eddington: Saturday Night at Fort Chambly; Meyer: Fundy. Winds of the SPO; Kaye Royer, clarinet; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 429-0007. ; (sr); (st). ●●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 3. Sunday February 5 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. See Feb 2. Also Feb 8, 11, 14, 17(all 6:00), 25(4:30). ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Northern Reflections. Coulthard: Canadian Fantasy; Grieg: Piano Concerto; other works. Christopher Goodpasture, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 888-489-7784. -. Also Feb 4(8:00). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Andrés Diaz. Works by Martinů, R. Strauss and Kevin Puts. Andrés Diaz, cello; Guests: Barry Shiffman and others. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free (ticket required). ●●2:00: St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. The Grand Duke. See Feb 2. ●●2:00: St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Trio Bravo Plus One. Stamitz: Quartet in E-flat for clarinet and string trio Op.8 No.4; Hummel: Trio in G for two Violas and cello; Haydn (arr. V. Gambaro): Quartet No.1 in B-flat for clarinet and string trio. Terry Storr; clarinet; Baird Knechtel, viola; Daniel Kushner, violin; John Trembath, cello. 361 Danforth Ave. 416-461- 1344. ; (sr/st). ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN). 17th Annual Young Artists’ Showcase. Katerina Utochkina, mezzo; Duo Con Fuoco, classical piano duo; Jake Runeckles, actor; Irish Dance Studio. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. (family of 4); ; (st). ●●2:30: Maestro Music Entertainment. Destination Classics: The Mediterranean. A. Concerts in the GTA Spanish, French and Italian music, dance, art, cuisine and travel. Victoria Gydov, soprano; Roman Smirnov, guitar; Maya Vasserman, piano; Catherine Sulem, violin; Janusz Borowiec, cello; and others. York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave. W. 416-357- 8345. . ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Prima Zombie - The Diva That Just Wouldn’t Stay Dead. Michael Patrick Albano, libretto. Opera Student Composer Collective; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. 2:00: Opera Talk pre-performance lecture, Room 130. Festival runs to Feb 5. ●●2:30: Voicebox/Opera in Concert. L’Isola disabitata (The Deserted Island). Haydn. Valérie Bélanger, soprano (Silvia); Marjorie Maltais, mezzo (Constanza); Alexander Dobson (Enrico); Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon; conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Voices from Past to Present. Works by Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Koechlin and Poulenc. Cameron Crozman, cello; Philip Chiu, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). ●●3:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Waltzes and Overtures. J. Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig; Tales from the Vienna Woods; Mascagni: Overture to Cavalleria rusticana; Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours; and other works. Sydney Baedke, soprano; Rocco Rupolo, tenor; Paolo Busato, conductor. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-238-0015. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. In Concert. Buczynski; Sonatas Nos.13 and 14; works by Chopin, Albéniz, Ravel and Turina. Walter Buczynski and Richard Herriott, pianos. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654-0877. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Festive Evensong for The Queen’s Accession. Works by Dowland, Danyel, Pilkington, Campion, Purcell, and others. Ben Stein, lute/theorbo. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions accepted. Religious service. Royal festive tea follows. ●●4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church/All Saints Kingsway. Jazz Vespers. A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim. 31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-233-1125. Freewill donation. Religious service. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Community Concert. Toronto Children’s Chorus Chorale ensemble; Toronto Youth Choir; Dixon Hall Music School. St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Music for Royal Occasions. Celebrating the accession of The Queen. 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Contributions accepted. Salvatore Sciarrino Sun. Feb. 5 | U of T Walter Hall www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. New Music Festival: A Portrait of Salvatore Sciarrino. Sciarrino: Introduzione all’oscuro for 12 instruments; Vagabonde Blu for accordion; Trovare un equilibrio, è necessario? for flute and string quartet; Piano Sonata No.4; Archeologia del telefono, concertante for 13 instruments. Branko Džinović, accordion; Stephen Clarke, piano; NMC Ensemble; Robert Aitken, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-961-9594. ; (sr/ arts workers); (st). 7:15: pre-concert talk. Festival runs to Feb 5. Tuesday February 7 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: The Belle Époque. Works by Ravel, Poulenc, Fauré, Debussy and Dompierre. Kerson Leong, violin; Philip Chiu, piano. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Bassoons! Bassoon students from the U of T Faculty of Music. Nadina Mackie Jackson, instructor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. World at Midday: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. See Feb 1. Also Feb 10, 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). ●●8:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Celebrity organ recital. Michael Bawtree, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Freewill offering. Music TORONTO Ilya Poletaev Tuesday February 7 at 8 pm ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Discovery Series: Ilya Poletaev, Piano. Bach: French Overture BWV831; Enescu: Sonata in F-sharp Minor Op.24 No.1; Schumann: Humoreske Op.20. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; (st). Wednesday February 8 ●●6:00: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. See Feb 2. Also Feb 11, 14, 17(all 6:00), 25(4:30). Thursday February 9 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Mélodies of the Heart. Messiaen: Trois Mélodies; Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis; Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée; Poulenc: La fraîcheur et le feu. Emily D’Angelo, mezzo; Bruno Roy, baritone; and others. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 40 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Firstcome, first-served. Late seating not available. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Erika Raum and Lydia Wong. Prokofiev: Sonata No.1 in F Minor; Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Op.11. Erika Raum, violin; Lydia Wong, piano. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Faculty Spotlight featuring Christina Petrowska Quilico. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:30: RideauStone Arts Centre. Beijing Symphony Orchestra. Lavallée (arr. Ridout): O Canada; Er: March of the Volunteers; Zheng: A Greeting from Beijing; Brahms: Violin Concerto; Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition. Nin Feng, violin; Muhai Tang, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. .50-.50. Special orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition with traditional Chinese instruments. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble. Benson: Meditation on “I Am for Peace”; Desenclos: Prélude, cadence et finale; Janáček: Sinfonietta. George Liu, saxophone; Strings of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York University Department of BUY NOW! TICKETS FROM .50 Sonycentre.ca Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble Lutenists Lucas Harris , Benjamin Stein and other guests explore a lost tradition in Early Music performance Music. Concerto Competition Winners in Concert. 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: Flato Markham Theatre. Mike Stern Band. With Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini and Alain Caron. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. A Bach Tapestry. Bach: The Mystery of the Partimento at Metropolitan United Church Secrets of Improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque Music A BACH TAPESTRY Feb 9–12, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (416) 964-6337 Feb 14, Toronto Centre for the Arts 1 (855) 985-2787 tafelmusik.org presents: Beijing Symphony Orchestra February 9, 2017 7:30 p.m. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Music at Metropolitan Admission: ; Metropolitan United Church ages 18 and under : $ 10 56 Queen Street E .,Toronto 416-363-0331 (ext. 26) www.metunited.org Lutheran Mass in G (excerpts); Italian Concerto; and other works. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). Also Feb 10(8:00), 11(8:00), 12(3:30), 14(8:00 - George Weston Recital Hall). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Emperor Concerto. Jocelyn Morlock: Hullabaloo (Sesquie for Canada’s 150th); Debussy: Première rhapsodie; Martinů: Symphony No.6 “Fantaisies symphoniques;” Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor.” Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet; Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Pre-concert lobby chat with Tom Allen at 7:15. Also Feb 11. Friday February 10 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Lisa Tahara, piano; Bryan Holt, cello. 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 16, 18, 24(all 7:30); Feb 19(2:00). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. The Mystery of the Partimento: Secrets of Improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque Music. Lucas Harris, lute; Benjamin Stein, lute; and others. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. Workshop. Amateur recorder players are invited to join in the playing of early music. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-597-0485. (non-members). Memberships available. Refreshments. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. What Makes It Great?®: Haydn London Symphony. Louis Babin: Retrouvailles: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Haydn: Symphony No.104 “London.” Rob Kapilow, conductor/host; Gary Kulesha, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-.75. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Symphony. Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Grainger: Gumsucker’s March; Australian Up Country Tune; Spoon River; and other works. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Friday Night Blues Party with Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley Friday Feb. 10, 8pm auroraculturalcentre.ca 905-713-1818 ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre/Aurora Winter Blues Festival. A Friday Night Blues Party. Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, blues duo. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. In Between the Keys: Vlada Mars, Piano. Original piano music from Mars’ 4th CD “Melancholy.” 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. /(st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. RCO and Opera Concert. John Burge: Snowdrift; Haydn: Symphony No.97; Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas; Sibelius: Symphony No.5. Bee Ungar, bassoon; Royal Conservatory Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. thewholenote.com February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 41

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