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Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017

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In this issue: several local artists reflect on the memory of composer Claude Vivier, as they prepare to perform his music; Vancouver gets ready to host international festival ISCM World New Music Days, which is coming to Canada for the second time since its inception in 1923; one of the founders of Artword Artbar, one of Hamilton’s staple music venues, on the eve of the 5th annual Steel City Jazz Festival, muses on keeping urban music venues alive; and a conversation with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, as he prepares for an ambitious recital in Toronto. These and other stories, in our October 2017 issue of the magazine.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. A.GTA THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 49. B.BEYOND THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional C.MUSIC performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 51. THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. D.IN Starts on page 53. ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, E.THE singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 55. 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 November 1 to December 7, 2017. All listings must be received by Midnight Sunday October 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email 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 3 4 2 1 5 Lake Erie 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Sunday October 1 ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes: Ensemble Made in Canada with Scott St. John. Works by Mahler, Suk and Dvořák. Angela Park, piano; Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello. Guest: Scott St. John, violin. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Ticket required. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. Autumn Matinee. Opera arias and solo piano. Alicja Wysocka, soprano; Ronee Boyce, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. 23rd Annual Schubertiad: Schubert Manifold. Emily Kruspe, violin; Inna Perkins, piano; Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone; Kathryn Tremills, piano; Monica Whicher, soprano; Boris Zarankin, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. TBA. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Matthew Whitfield, Organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961- 8116. Free. ●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. With Friends Like These. Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Op.20 No.1; Mozart: Quartet in A K464; Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.59 No.1. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Elora Singers In Concert. Noel Edison, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (VoxTix for 30 years and under). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto). Organ Music by Bach. Andrew Adair, organ. 477 Manning Ave. 416-531- 7955. Free. ●●4:00: Recitals at Rosedale. My Good Fortune: The Music of J.S. Bach. Cantata 84 “Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke”; Motet 6 “Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden”; Cantata 211 “Schweigt stille” (Coffee Cantata). Gillian Keith, soprano; Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone; Lenard Whiting, tenor; Talisker Players; Christopher Dawes, director. Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 416-921-1931. ; (st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Alison Au Quartet. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Decho Ensemble & John C.L. Jansen. Contemporary music for saxophones and electronics. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Music by Ben Patterson. Selection of Patterson’s Fluxus works. Martin Arnold, artistic director and performer. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Monday October 2 ●●7:00: Lisa Anderson presents. Lisa Anderson. Part of “A Hundred Lives” Album Release Tour. Original music by Lisa Anderson. Lisa Anderson, vocals, keyboard, ukulele and looper pedal. Relish Bar and Grill, 2152 Danforth Ave. 416-425-4664. Cover charge. Tuesday October 3 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal and Chamber Music Series. Berio: Folk Songs. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Artists A. Concerts in the GTA of the Esprit Orchestra; Alex Pauk, conductor. 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: Jean-Luc Therrien, Piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. ●●7:00: Another Story Bookshop/Pages UnBound. Measha Brueggergosman: Book Launch. Guests: Jazz Money and Aaron Davis. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416- 462-1104. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Ventus Machina Woodwind Quintet. CD Launch: In the Weeds. Jazz-inspired program featuring works by D’Rivera, Kutnowski, Titlebaum and Bernstein. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Fung: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; works by John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also Oct 4(2pm and 8pm); 5(8pm). Wednesday October 4 ●●12:15: KlezFactor. Music @ 12:15 Concert Series. Featuring Klezmer music. KlezFactor: Mike Anklewicz, clarinet/saxophone; Georgia Hathaway, violin; Jarek Dabrowski, guitar; Paul Georgiou, bass; Noah Sherman, drums. Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Ave. 416- 691-9682. Free. Refreshments provided. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Angus Sinclair. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Works by John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also Oct 3, 4, 5(all at 8pm). ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Autumn Jazz. University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra; Gordon Foote, director. 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. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. An Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Works by John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also Oct 3, 5(8pm), 4(2pm). ●●8:00: Westwood Concerts. Music Four to Six. Ravel: String Quartet; Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A; Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes. Venuti String Quartet; Gregory Millar, piano; Michael Westwood, clarinet. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/st). 38 | October 2017 thewholenote.com

Thursday October 5 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: White on White. Ligeti: Études Book III; Janáček: Piano Sonata; Schumann: Humoreske; and other works. Luca Buratto, 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. ●●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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music at Midday: Lorne Lofsky Trio. Lorne Lofsky, guitar; Kieran Overs, bass; Barry Romberg, drums. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO OCTOBER 5, 2017 | 1.30 PM LARA ST. JOHN Lara St. John, violin Matt Herskowitz, piano Tickets 416-923-7052 | wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Shiksa. Franck: Sonata in A for violin and piano; Selections from the Shiksa Project. Lara St. John, violin; Matt Herskowitz, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ARABELLA R. STRAUSS OCT 5 – 28 coc.ca ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. Music by Richard Strauss. Erin Wall, soprano; Jane Archibald, soprano; Tim Albery, director; Patrick Lange, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -$235. Also Oct 10, 14(4:30pm), 18, 20, 22(2pm), 28. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Orford String Quartet. Gellman: Musica Aeterna; Ravel: String Quartet in F; Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.3 in E-flat Minor Op.30. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Music of John Williams. Works by John Williams. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .50. Also Oct 3(8pm), 4(2pm and 8pm). Friday October 6 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Fauré: Nine Preludes, Op.103; Albéniz: Navarra. Koichi Inoue, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Starfires. Starfires, uh, Thanksgiving! Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923- 8137. PWYC. No tickets required. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 Op.68 in F “Pastoral”; Hatzis: The Isle Is Full of Noises; Debussy: La Mer. Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance chat. ●●8:00: I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble. Introduction to the Body. Works by Couperin, Geminiani, Finger, Handel and others. Guests: James Johnstone, harpsichord. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-923- 9030. ; (sr/st/underemployed). ●●8:00: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto. Vesuvius Ensemble: La Tarantelle. Works by Santiago de Murcia, Athanasius Kircher, Rafaelle Calace, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-356-5016. ; (sr/st); free(children under 12). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Gábor Takács-Nagy Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture in B Minor Op.26; Liszt: Piano Concerto No.4 in E-flat Major S124; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor Op.36. Leon Bernsdorf, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Preludes Recital at 6:45pm. Pre-concert chat at 7:15pm. Saturday October 7 ●●4:30: Arash Behzadi. Elsewhere: Concert and Album Release. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-900-4111. /(adv). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Adizokan. Braden: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th; Britton: Adizokan. Nelson Naittuq Tagoona, throat boxer; Fara Palmer, vocalist; Michel Muniidobenese Bruyere, musician and dancer; Gary Kulesha, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .60. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Transatlanticopera Gala Concert. Operatic highlights from Puccini, Verdi, Dvořák, Mascagni and others. Vasilisa Atanackovic, soprano; Allison and Danny Miller, violins; Krishna Veerappan, clarinet; Michael Andrusko, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra Adizokan Oct 7 World Première! TSO.CA Monday October 9 ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Thomas Bell, Organ. Works by Vierne, Dupré, Saint-Saëns, Langlais and others. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961- 8116. Free. Tuesday October 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Golden Age of Opera. Works by Donizetti, Delibes, Verdi and Wagner. Artists of UofT Opera. 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. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music: Rising Stars Recital. Students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free; donations welcomed. ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Chamber Music Concert. Shostakovich: String Quartet No.7 in F-sharp Minor; and original compositions for piano and string quartet by David Braid. David Braid, composer and piano; Leslie Ting and Csaba Koczo, violins; Rory McLeod, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello. OHSO Studios, 262 Geary Ave. 647-896-8295. ; (19-35); (under 19). The venue is a walk-up apartment. There is a cat on the premises. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. Also Oct 14(4:30pm), 18, 20, 22(2pm), 28. ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. 59 Minute Soiree. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742- 4237. PWYC; suggested. Free parking; wheelchair accessible; post-concert refreshments and conversation with the musicians. Wednesday October 11 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: Dual Light. Dreamwalker Dance: Brendan Wyatt, Yuichiro Inoue, Kristy Kennedy, Joshua Van Tassel, Simon Rossiter and Andrew Nann. 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. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Recital Series. Aaron James, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-769-5224. Freewill donation. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recitals: Sharon L. Beckstead. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Nadina Mackie Jackson presents. APOLLO X. Concerto for electronic bassoon with strings and percussion. Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon; Paul Frehner, conductor; Out of This World Orchestra. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-453-7607. ; (sr/st). ELISA’S ITALIAN ADVENTURE OCT 11–15 tafelmusik.org ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Elisa’s Italian Adventure. Fontana: Sonata XIV for 2 violins, dulcian and continuo; Marini: Sinfonia terzo tuono & Balletto quarto Allemanno (from Op.22); Castello: Sonata X for 2 violins, dulcian, and continuo (from Libro secondo); Steffani: Suite from Niobe; Locatelli: Concerto for 4 violins in F major Op.4 No.12; and other works. Thomas Georgi, Cristina Zacharias and Christopher Verrette, violin soloists; John Abberger and Marco Cera, oboe soloists; Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. and up; and up(sr); and up(under 36). 6pm: pre-concert chat. Postconcert Q&A. Also Oct 12, 13, 14(all 8pm), 15(mat). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir THE ELIXIR OF LOVE DONIZETTI OCT 11 – NOV 4 coc.ca thewholenote.com October 2017 | 39

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