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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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George St. 416-978-1624; http://cjs.utoronto. ca/events/calendar/conference-musicand-jewish-world-expression-across-realand-imaginary-boundaries Also Feb 19 9:00am-5:30. ●●Feb 19 9:00am-5:30: U of T Faculty of Music/ Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. Music and the Jewish World: Expression across Real and Imaginary Boundaries. See Feb 18 listing. ●●Feb 26 2:00-5:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Schubertiad. A selection of recordings (both audio and video) will be presented highlighting the diversity of Schubert’s compositions across many genres. For information and location contact John Sharpe: 416-898-2549. (annual membership fee); no charge for first-time visitors. Nominal donation to defray refreshments cost. ●●Feb 27 1:30: Miles Nadal JCC. Back To Basics: Opera 101. A primer on the foundations of the operatic art form. Iain Scott, opera educator. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211 x0. $22; (adv). ●●Mar 02 3:30: U of T Faculty of Music. Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Theory Research Colloquium. Led by Dr. Carolyn Ramzy, assistant professor of music at Carleton University, specialist in music of the Middle East. Room 130, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Masterclasses ●●Feb 01 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composition Masterclass with Salvatore Sciarrino. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●Feb 03 10:00am: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composition Masterclass with Salvatore Sciarrino. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Screenings ●●Feb 01 to 04 7:30: Robert Bruce and Peter Karle. Silent Film Series with Live Piano Scores by Composer Robert Bruce. New live soundtracks performed to film. Feb 01 7:30: Four silent comedy shorts (1919-1923). Feb 02 E. The ETCeteras 7:30: “It” (1927). Feb 03 7:30: “Safety Last” (1923). Feb 04 7:30: “The General” (1926). Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St., London. 519-672-8800. (adult), (child), (entire series). ●●Feb 05 7:30: Tafelmusik. Film Screening: Le Mozart Noir. Employing dramatic recreations and interviews with expert musicians and musicologists, the film portrays Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ rise to become one of France’s most popular musical figures and his fall from history. Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. Free. ●●Feb 28 6:30: Royal Conservatory of Music / Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. What Would Beethoven Do? An optimistic look at the revolution bringing classical music to a 21st-century audience. Artists including Skratch Bastid, Dinuk Wijeratne, and The Afiara Quartet will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. 506 Bloor St. W. 416-408-2824; www. hotdocscinema.ca (Hot Docs members: , , free.) Singalongs, Circles ●●Feb 15 7:30: Toronto Shape Note Singing Community. Monthly Sacred Harp Singing. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are songbooks to borrow. Music room, Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. 647-838-8764. PWYC donation. 7:00: Short introductory workshop. ●●Feb 26 2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Sing a New Song with Craig Lewis. Songs of the Salvation Army from a new International version of their Song Book. Familiar and updated hymns. Salvation Army Headquarters, 2 Overlea Boulevard. 416- 342-6034. Free. Tours ●●Feb 05 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent; includes information and access to the main lobby and auditorium as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces to which public does not normally have access. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231; coc.ca (adults); (sr/st). Also Feb 12, March 05. ●●Feb 12 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Feb 05 listing. ●●Mar 05 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. See Feb 05 listing. Workshops ●●Feb 05 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by violin and keyboard player Larry Beckwith. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . ●●Feb 09 6:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. Join players of bowed string instruments to learn tunes from world string traditions for our community World Fiddle Day event at the Aga Khan, May 20, 2017. Long & McQuade Clinic Space, 935 Bloor St. W. 647-217-4620; http://worldfiddledaytoronto.ca Practice sessions by donation. Also Feb 23 6:45 and Mar 05 1:00. ●●Feb 09 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Opera Chorus Sing-along! Find out what it takes to be part of an opera chorus. COC chorus master Sandra Horst leads participants through some of opera’s most popular choruses, alongside members of the COC Chorus. All levels of singers welcome. Education Centre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. To reserve tickets in advance: 416-363-8231 or coc.ca/OperaInsights Free. ●●Feb 10 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. 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; https:// torecorder.wordpress.com/ Memberships available. (non-members). Refreshments. ●●Feb 11 10:30am: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday. Sing Duruflé’s Requiem and Vierne’s Messe Solenelle with guest conductor Xavier Brossard-Ménard, artistic director of the St. Lambert Choral Society in Quebec. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Cameron Hall, 1585 Yonge St. Register at the door. 416-598-0422; www.tmchoir. org (includes refreshments). ●●Feb 23 6:45: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. For details see Feb 09 listing. ●●Feb 26 2:00-4:30: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading of Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang) for singers and instrumentalists. Matthew Jaskiewicz, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416- 482-6562. ; (members). ●●Mar 03 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players’ Society. 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; https:// torecorder.wordpress.com/ (non-members). Refreshments. ●●Mar 05 1:00: World Fiddle Day Toronto. Workshop led by musician Anne Lederman. For details see Feb 09 listing. ●●Mar 05 1:30-4:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by sackbut/recorder player Peter Christensen. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Road. 416-779-5750. . BAROQUE SUMMER INSTITUTE TBSI SPONSOR MAY 29–JUNE 11, 2017 FACULTY OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO For advanced students and professional musicians Application Deadline: MARCH 3, 2017 tafelmusik.org/TBSI 60 | February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 thewholenote.com

“ The March wind doth blow …and we shall have snow …” so it’s time to start singing about summer! The WholeNote’s GUIDE TO SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION is online year-round for browsing and dreaming of summer. But the new updated guide will be launched in our upcoming March 2017 print magazine! And speaking of singing … THE CANARY PAGES – our guide to the fabulous choral diversity of Southern Ontario is online and searchable yearround for anyone looking for anything about choirs. And it’s updated annually in our May print magazine! thewholenote.com/resources FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT karen@thewholenote.com 20 UKRAINIAN ART SONG SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017 AUGUST 7-13 The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre For Performance and Learning 1 7 20 17 The first Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute will be a unique dramatic experience for 12 young professionals/emerging artists in the field of classical music to further develop their skills in singing classical song and new repertoire: Ukrainian art songs that reflect a spirit of love, poetry and history. Students will come away with a clearer understanding of how to express an art song, no matter what form, no matter what language. The renowned Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto is pleased to partner with Ukrainian Art Song Project in offering this musically rich program to emerging artists and will serve as the venue for this inaugural Summer Institute. Summer Institute Faculty Pavlo Hunka - Bass-baritone Albert Krywolt - Pianist Melanie Turgeon - Choral Director Robert Kortgaard - Pianist Young professionals and emerging artists are invited to audition for the Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute. The deadline for applications and submission of all supporting materials is February 15, 2017. Application guidelines are available on-line at ukrainianartsong.ca The Ukrainian Art Song Project and the Musica Leopolis recording label were founded in 2004 with the dream of acquiring and promoting the classical treasures of Ukrainian art song. For more information please go to www.ukrainianartsong.ca Imagine being a part of this UKRAINIAN ART SONG SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017 AUGUST 7-13 The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre For Performance and Learning www.ukrainianartsong.ca thewholenote.com February 1, 2017 - March 7, 2017 | 61

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