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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!

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(Hayne Kim, violin; Tanyawat Dilokkunanant, clarinet; Zhao Wang, piano). Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora. 647-995-3818. Suggested donation of . Casual concert. Babies, toddlers and children welcome. VISIONS & VOYAGES CANADA 1663–1763 Feb 22–26, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (416) 964-6337 tafelmusik.org A. Concerts in the GTA Based on Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-401-1 e000756947 ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Visions and Voyages: Canada 1663-1763. Works by Purcell, Lully, Marais and Handel. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Ryan Cunningham, narrator; Brian Solomon, choreographer and dancer. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). Also Feb 23, 24, 25(all at 8:00), 26(3:30). ●●7:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Community Concert. Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choir III; students from Sistema Toronto’s after-school music program. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-932-8666 x231. Donations accepted. ●●8:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. See Feb 21. Also Feb 23, 24, 25(all at 8:00), 26(4:00). Thursday February 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Since Then… Works by Mozart, Verdi, Strauss and Britten; Ursan: Songs based on the poetry of Shakespeare (Toronto premiere). Ileana Montalbetti, soprano; Rachel Andrist, piano. 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. ●●7:00: Coro San Marco. Singing Together. An evening of operatic arias and choruses and a tribute to Leonard Cohen. Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave W. 416-225- 2112. ; (members). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Ensemble Studio Showcase. Mozart: La finta giardiniera (excerpts); Handel: Ariodante (excerpts). Young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio; COC Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. . ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Songbook VII. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Keith Klassen, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, dramatic clinician. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537- 6066. . Limited seating. Also Feb 24(7:30 and 10:00). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. New Music for Violin and Cello. Works by Bellaviti. Sarah Fraser Raff, violin; Bryan Holt, cello. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. -. ●●8:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. See Feb 21. Also Feb 24, 25(all at 8:00), 26(4:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage. “Jelly and George.” Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Visions and Voyages: Canada 1663-1763. See Feb 22. Also Feb 24, 25(all at 8:00), 26(3:30). Friday February 24 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. University of Toronto Faculty of Music woodwind students. 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: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. Viva Espana. Chabrier: Espana; Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole; Bizet: Carmen (selections). Ritmo Flamenco. Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-875-5399. ; (sr/st); (eyeGo). ●●7:30: Tapestry Opera. Songbook VII. See Feb 23. Also 10:00. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Merry Widow. See Feb 18. Also Feb 26(mat), Mar 4. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum/Tirgan. A Night with Mohsen Namjoo. Iranian singer-songwriter. Mohsen Namjoo, setar and vocals. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. ●●8:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. See Feb 21. Also Feb 25(8:00), 26(4:00). Art of Time Ensemble with Brent Carver: The Songbook 5pm frI., fEb. 24, 8pm KOErNEr HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.pErfOrmANCE.rCmuSIC.CA ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Art of Time Ensemble with Brent Carver - The Songbook. Works from the American Songbook and Broadway. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Visions and Voyages: Canada 1663-1763. See Feb 22. Also Feb 25(8:00), 26(3:30). ●●10:00: Tapestry Opera. Songbook VII. See Feb 23. Saturday February 25 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concert. Ashley MacIsaac, fiddle, piano, dancer. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lights, Camera…Orchestra! Schifrin: Theme from Mission: Impossible; Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Bernstein (arr. Peress): Mambo! from West Side Story; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 Op.68 (4th mvt. excerpt); and other works. Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.75. Also at 4:00. ●●2:30: Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on the book by Roald Dahl. 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222. -; - (sr/under 19). Opens February 6, 10:15am. Runs to March 18. Days and times vary. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for details. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lights, Camera ... Orchestra! Schifrin: Theme from Mission: Impossible; Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Bernstein (arr. Peress): Mambo! from West Side Story; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 Op.68 (4th mvt excerpt); and other works. Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also at 2:00. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. See Feb 2. Celebrate at the Movies A family sing-a-long costume concert hosted by Ramona Gilmour-Darling from The Big Comfy Couch Randolph Theatre Saturday, February 25, 5pm torontochildrenschorus.com ●●5:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Celebrate at the Movies. Music from children’s movies in a sing-along family concert. Guests: Andy Morris, percussion; Stan Klebanoff, trumpet. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). Audience members are invited to dress as their favourite children’s film characters. ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. A Goodly Manor For a Song! Settings of Shakespeare’s immortal words and his influence on later writers and composers. Works by J. Enns (new commission), M. Sirett, A. Bevan, S. Chatman; E. Hammell: Life’s But a Walking Shadow (2017 Lloyd Carr-Harris Composers Competition winning piece). Music Gallery, 197 John St. 519-305-1351. ; (st/ under 30). ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. Rising Stars Concert. Students from the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 647-687-6456. ; free(Springboard students and families). All proceeds to Springboard to Music. 46 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

●●7:30: Music at St. Andrew’s. Mardi Gras 2017. Gospel favourites and swing spirituals. Alana Bridgewater, Jivaro Smith, Levy Sisters, vocals; Jordan Klapman, piano and director; Henry Heillig, bass; Glenn Anderson, drums. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. . New Orleansthemed reception following. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. La Damnation de Faust In Concert with Piano Accompaniment. Berlioz. Dillon Parmer, tenor (Faust); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Méphistophélès); Sarah Christina Steinert, mezzo (Marguerite); Mark Peacock, baritone (Brander); Annex Singers (Maria Case, conductor); William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Musician’s Choice. Dukas: Scherzo (from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice); Appermont: Saga Candida - Seven Impressions of a Witch Hunt; Wagner: Overture to Rienzi; Holst: The Planets (selections); selections from A Chorus Line; and other works. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742-4237. ; (st). Free parking, wheelchair accessible. ●●7:30: Toronto City Opera. Carmen. See Feb 19. ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. 100 Years of Iranian Piano Music. Layla Ramezan, piano; Sina Bathaie, santur. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. From ; (Friends). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Mozart and Schubert Celebration. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Flute Concerto K313; Schubert: Symphony No.5. Stephen Tam, flute. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-738-8227. Price TBA. ●●8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. Trio Tangere. Trio Tangere: Marc Djokic, violin; Jérôme Ducharme and Louis Trépanier, guitars. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-964-8298. /(adv); (sr/ st)/(adv). ●●8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Great Artisans of the Melody: Beethoven and Schubert. Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Op.90; Schubert: String Quintet in C. IOUT Regent Theatre (Oshawa), 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399 x2. From ; (youth). ●●8:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. See Feb 21. Also Feb 26(4:00). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Ashley MacIsaac and The Once. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Visions and Voyages: Canada 1663-1763. See Feb 22. Also Feb 26(3:30). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. National Arts Centre Orchestra. Lizée: Zeiss After Dark; Walton (arr. Mathieson): Suite from Henry V; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra; Walton: Symphony No.1 in B-flat Minor (revised 1968). Pepe Romero, guitar; National Arts Centre Orchestra, guest orchestra; Alexdander Shelley, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Sunday February 26 ●●1:30: Kingston Road United Church. From Weimar to Vaudeville. Works by R. Strauss, Chaplin, Weill, Henderson, Mozart, Brahms and original songs by the cast. Tom Allen, trombone and narrator; Patricia O’Callaghan, voice; Bryce Kulak, voice and piano; Lori Gemmell, harp; Peter Gemmell, clarinet, flute and percussion. 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699- 6091. . ●●2:00: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church. Saint David’s Day Concert. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir; Burlington Welsh Male Chorus. 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-233- 1125. . ●●2:00: Toronto City Opera. Merry Widow. See Feb 18. Also Mar 4 (eve). ●●2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Sing a New Song with Craig Lewis of the Salvation Army. Familiar and updated hymns from the new international version of the Song Book. Salvation Army Headquarters, 2 Overlea Blvd. 416-422-6154. Free. ●●3:00: Music on Canvas. Wind Song: The Captivating Sounds of Eastern Europe. Live painting to music with a raffle to win the final painting. Works by Jianu, Farkas, Csillag, Ornstein, Beethoven and others. Izabella Budai, flute; Maria Dolnycky, piano; Heath Bartel, artist. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 621-9287. ; (st). Partial proceeds go to You 2 Child. ●●3:00: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Beginnings: With Glowing Hearts. Sesquicentennial celebration. Ruth Watson Henderson: The Magic of God’s World; Holman: Laudis Creationis; and works by Mark Sirett and Laura Hawley. Guests: Toronto Children’s Chorus; Robert Cooper, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Toronto Beach Chorale. Fiddle, Spoons and Maple Sugar Music. Dubinsky: We Will Rise Again; MacGillivray: Song for the Mira; Halley: Song for Canada; La Messe Québecoise; and other works. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-686- 7358. /(adv); /(adv)(7-18); free(under 7). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Visions and Voyages: Canada 1663-1763. See Feb 22. ●●4:00: Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Split- Screen. See Feb 21. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Paul Novotny, bass; Joe Sealy, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Monday February 27 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Tuesday February 28 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 1-855-416-1800. -0. Also Mar 1, 2(all7:30); Mar 2(2:00). ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. Incanto. Works by Respighi, Debussy and Honegger. Guests: Barry Shiffman, viola; Jamie Kruspe, violin; Russell Braun, baritone. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409- 6824. ; (st). 7:15: pre-concert talk. Wednesday March 1 ●●7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. See Feb 28. Also Mar 2(2:00 and 7:30). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT 12tet. Jim Lewis, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Thursday March 2 ●●12:00 noon: Adam Sherkin/Steinway Piano Gallery. Rachmaninoff: Let Hands Speak. Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42 (excerpts); ​Lullaby Op.16 (after Tchaikovsky); Mélodie Op.3 No.3, 1940 version (from Morceaux de Fantaisie); Sherkin: Northern Frames; Sunderance. Adam Sherkin, piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Lobby, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. Free. ●●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: Choral Gems Through the Ages. Mendelssohn Singers; David Briggs, organ; Noel Edison, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416- 872-4255. Free. First-come, first-served seating. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of UofT Opera’s production of Handel’s Imeneo. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz at Midday: The Shuffle Demons. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●2:00 and 7:30: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. See Feb 28. ●●7:30: Living Arts Centre. Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swinging with Oscar. RBC Theatre, RÉMI BOLDUC Jazz Ensemble Swingin’with Oscar MAR. 2 @ 7:30 PM Living Arts Centre Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. 20 TH ANNUAL FREE NOON HOUR CHOIR & ORGAN CONCERTS Enjoy an hour of beautiful music performed by outstanding Canadian choirs and organists, spotlighting Roy Thomson Hall’s magnificent Gabriel Kney pipe organ. MENDELSSOHN SINGERS Choral Gems through the Ages thu mar 2 12 noon ◆ Noel Edison, conductor David Briggs, organ FREE ADMISSION ROYTHOMSON.COM/CHOIRORGAN Suitable for ages 6 and up. For Elementary and Secondary school groups of 20 or more, contact: groups@mh-rth.com 416-872-4255 Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation thewholenote.com February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 47

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