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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.

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●●of Love. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Andrew Haji, tenor (Nemorino); Simone Osborne, soprano (Adina); Gordon Bintner, baritone (Belcore); James Robinson, director; Yves Abel, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -$235. Also Oct 15(2pm), 17, 21, 27, 29, Nov 2, 4(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival. Kid Millions/Man Forever + Germaine Liu + Luyos MC/Reila. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/member). Festival runs Oct 11-15. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Shen Yun Orchestra. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. -9. Thursday October 12 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Vocalis (Graduate Singers Series) - Italian Treasures. Sara Maida-Nicol, curator. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Orchardviewers/Music Toronto. Mystic Duo. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. Room 224. ●●7:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film Score in Concert. Orchestra and singers perform John Williams’ score, in sync with film. Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Justin Freer, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. Also Oct 13. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Concert Orchestra. Paul Widner, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Revolutions Per Minute. X Avant New Music Festival. RPM Live 007: Elisa Harkins + Laura Ortman + Mourning Coup. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/member). Festival runs Oct 11-15. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Elisa’s Italian Adventure. See Oct 11. Also Oct 13, 14, 15(mat). ●●9:00: Polyphonic Ground/Small World Music. In Concert. Future Primitive, Matatu A. Concerts in the GTA Express, and Beny Esguerra & New Traditio. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Friday October 13 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Aaron Chow, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. Founder’s Day Concert. In honour of the memory of Monsignor John Edward Ronan, who founded St. Michael’s Choir School in 1937. Canadian sacred music from the mid-19th century to the present. Choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School; Maria Conkey, Teri Dunn and Peter Mahon, conductors; William O’Meara, organ. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416- 397-6367 x6036. By donation, suggested. ●●7:15: Radwan Altaleb. Syrian Music Festival. Syrian Folk Songs. Esmaeel Abo Fakher, bouzoki; Tahseen Nawfal, nay; Mostafa Hamed, accordion/piano; Adham Kontar, percussion; Rahaf Abo Fakher, vocals; Junior Ensemble of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd., Mississauga. 905-820- 7964. . Address by John Sewell on Canadian Refugee Policy. ●●7:30: Attila Glatz Concert Productions/Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film Score in Concert. Orchestra and singers perform John Williams’ score, in sync with film. Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Justin Freer, conductor. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -. Also Oct 12. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Kyrie Kristmanson: Modern Ruin. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st/member). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at The Gallery: Sassurus Trio. Sundar Viswanathan, sax; Russ Spiegel, guitar; Sarah Jerrom, vocals. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival. Chino Amobi/NON Records + Intérro: Jason Sharp/Kaie Kellough/Kevin Lo/Tanya Evenson. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/member). Festival runs Oct 11-15. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Tsai Chin. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. -0. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Season Gala – Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds. Works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. SOLD OUT. Limited rush tickets 90min before event. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Elisa’s Italian Adventure. See Oct 11. Also Oct 14, 15(mat). ●●8:00: Whale String Quartet. Shostakovich and the 8th Quartet. Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in C Minor. Mark Whale, Lyssa Pelton, violins; Lea Kirstein viola; Amahl Arulanandam cello. Baka Gallery Café, 2256 Bloor St. W. 647-268-9216. . ●●8:30: Canadian Electronic Ensemble. New Look CEE. John Kameel Farah, David Jaeger, Jim Montgomery, Paul Stillwell and David Sutherland. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. /(adv). ●●8:30: Sina Bathaie. Album Release Concert. Sina Bathaie, santur; Nima Ahmadieh, guitar; Oriana Barbato, bass guitar, Beth Silver, cello; Erika Nielsen, cello; Siavash Sadr Mahdavi, percussion; and Randolf Jimenez, drum. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. -. Saturday October 14 ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Arabella. See Oct 5. Also Oct 18, 20, 28(all at 7:30pm), 22(2pm). ●●7:00: Opera by Request. Don Carlo. Verdi. In concert with piano accompaniment. Paul Williamson, tenor (Don Carlo); George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Filippo II); Wayne Line, baritone (Rodrigo); Steven Henrikson, baritone (Frate/Grand Inquisitor); Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Elisabetta); William Shookhoff, piano and music director; and others. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Barbra Lica. Jazz. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. . Series discount available. ●●7:30: Tallis Choir. Six Bach Motets. Kickoff of 40th anniversary concert season. Bach: Six Choral Motets. Peter Mahon, conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaul St. 416-286-9798. , (sr), (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble: Borrowings and Inspirations. Polgár: Fanfare of Pride and Joy; Hogg: In Stillness; Shapiro: Liquid Compass; Bedford: Ronde for Isolde; Goto: Fantasma Lunare; and other works. Gillian Mackay, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Classical Masterpieces. Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Michael Adamson, violin, Ian Clarke, viola; Clarissa Vandikas, piano; Michael Berec, guest conductor. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727- 6101. ; (sr/st). UNHINGED Ezra Azmon, violin/viola Linda Shumas, piano Saturday October 14 8pm unhinged-azmonshumas.eventbrite.ca ●●8:00: Beach United Church. Unhinged: Azmon/Shumas Duo. Beethoven: Sonata No.7; Brahms: Sonata No.3; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata. Ezra Azmon, violin/viola; Linda Shumas, piano. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. /(adv). ●●8:00: Caliban Arts/Remix Lounge. Celebrating Monk at 100. Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. 647-722-4635. (adv). AMUSICAL BESTIARY TORONTO: 14th Oct, St Mary Magdalene, 477 Manning Ave HAMILTON: 28th Oct, 5pm Christ's Church Cathedral A fantastic array of zoological expression by Ravel, Finzi, Elgar, Monteverdi, and more. See www.opus8choir.com for more details Pay What You Can Afford Director Peter Mahon J.S. Bach: The Six Motets All Six of Bach’s choral motets are presented in one evening as we kick off our gala 40th anniversary season. Saturday, October 14, 7:30 pm St. Patrick’s Church 141 McCaul St. Tickets: , Seniors: , Students with ID: (only at the door) Info: 416 286-9798 Order online: www.tallischoir.com an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario 40 | October 2017 thewholenote.com

Flute Street TORONTO’S PROFESSIONAL FLUTE CHOIR PRESENTS A CANADIAN CELEBRATION SAT. OCT. 14, 8PM Chamber Musica. Works by Louie, Vaughan Williams and Schafer. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. . ●●2:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Jane Coop – Piano Giants. Works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Jane Coop, piano. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. ; (youth). Series discount available. ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. The Elixir of Love. See Oct 11. Also Oct 17, 21, 27, 29, Nov 2, 4(4:30pm). St. W. 1-866-908-9090. /(adv); (sr)/(adv); (st)/(adv). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Elisa’s Italian Adventure. See Oct 11. ●●4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Primadonna. Songs from Primadonna on a Moose; works by Sara Binks, and Peter Tiefenbach’s rarelyheard curling opera Strangers in the House. Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Peter Tiefenbach, piano; Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). Primadonna ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: "Remembering Oscar". Dave Young & Bernie Senensky. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920- 5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. George Grosman and Bohemian Swing. Restaurant Praha, Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Eternal Light. Goddard: Spacious Euphony; Vivier: Siddartha; McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan. Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -; -(sr); Eternal Light Christ Church, Deer Park ●●8:00: Flute Street. A Canadian Celebration. Works by Senchuk, Trembley, Aitken, Dett, Nourse and others. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-462-9498. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. In Concert. Burton Greene, piano; Isaiah Ceccarelli, percussion, Eric Normand, guitar. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Symphonic Titans: Sibelius and Mahler. Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Mahler: Symphony No.1 “Titan”; Eddington: Dancing about Architecture. Denis Mastromonaco, conductor; Jonathan Crow, violin. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -; -(sr); (youth); (15 and under); 0(family). ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X Avant New Music Festival. Avrha + Bizzarh + Drawing With Knives, Riya Jama, visuals; LAL and Babely Shades, curators. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/member/arts worker). Pre-concert discussion at 6pm. Festival runs Oct 11-15. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Johannes Linstead, Classical Guitar. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. . ●●8:00: Opus 8. A Musical Bestiary. Works by Ravel, Stockhausen, Elgar, Monteverdi and others. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 647-233- 5803. PWYC. Reception following. Also Oct 28(Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton). ●●8:00: Patio Records/Acoustic Harvest. 7th Annual Healing Garden Benefit Concert. Tom Paxton & The Don Juans; The Good Brothers. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. /(adv). 7:30: doors open. Fundraiser for a Healing Garden for Cancer patients at the MacKenzie Health Foundation in Richmond Hill. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. TD Jazz: The Roots of Jazz. Miles Electric Band. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Elisa’s Italian Adventure. See Oct 11. Also Oct 15(mat). A Song for All Seasons Erin Wall, soprano Asitha Tennekoon, tenor SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2PM MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL Generously supported by J. Hans Kluge TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 WWW.PERFORMANCE.RCMUSIC.CA ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Songmasters: A Song for All Seasons. Erin Wall, soprano; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●3:00: Jim Arnold presents. Sing Along Concert. Popular songs from the past 60 years from a variety of genres. Rick Matten, Ralph Privitera and Jim Arnold, strings/ vocals; Jerry Bonetello, percussion/vocals. Maja Prentice Theatre, 3650 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 905-819-4789. . ●●3:00: Weston Silver Band. WBS at the Movies. Film music by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman and others. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front With Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach Sun. Oct. 15, 4pm 416-217-0537 DENIS MASTROMONACO MUSIC DIRECTOR & C O N D U C T O R Sunday October 15 2017 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com Sunday October 15 ●●1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Tom Allen & Friends “The Last Curlew” thewholenote.com October 2017 | 41

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