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Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017

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In this issue: conversations (of one kind or another) galore! Daniela Nardi on taking the reins at "best-kept secret" venue, 918 Bathurst; composer Jeff Ryan on his "Afghanistan" Requiem for a Generation" partnership with war poet, Susan Steele; lutenist Ben Stein on seventeenth century jazz; collaborative pianist Philip Chiu on going solo; Barbara Hannigan on her upcoming Viennese "Second School" recital at Koerner; Tina Pearson on Pauline Oliveros; and as always a whole lot more!

Sunday

Sunday November 19, 2017 8:00pm Concert | 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat | Koerner Hall Emergence Featuring guest soloist Véronique Mathieu Season Sponsor Concert Sponsor Subscribe espritorchestra.com Koerner Hall Box Office 416 408 0208 Alex Pauk, Founding Music Director & Conductor The Max Clarkson Family Foundation

Volume 23 No 3 | November 2017 ON OUR COVER PHOTO: © CONOR MCSWEENY Pictured is New York City-based violinist/multiinstrumentalist/composer Laura Ortman, in the middle set of the middle concert of the Music Gallery’s 12th X Avant Festival which took place October 11 to 13 at 918 Bathurst Cultural Centre, subject of this issue’s cover story (page 14). The concert, co-presented with Indigenous music platform Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), was an evening of electronic and experimental Indigenous music featuring Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) composer and artist Elisa Harkins and Vancouver’s Mourning Coup along with Ortman. The gig followed on the heels of the release of Ortman’s latest solo album, My Soul Remainer. Ortman was back in town the following weekend for a screening at the Horseshoe – as part of the imagiNative Film + Media Arts Festival – of filmmaker Nanobah Becker’s “My Soul Remainer” video billed as “starring New York City Ballet sensation Jock Soto (Navajo) and crazy violinist Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache)!” ACD2 2765 FEATURES 7 OPENER | Rear View Mirror: Nine Prime Novembers | DAVID PERLMAN 8 FEATURE | Music of Remembrance | DAVID JAEGER 10 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | Solo Phil: pianist Philip Chiu | PAUL ENNIS 12 CONVERSATION | Ben Stein on 17th Century Jazz | DAVID PERLMAN 14 COVER STORY | Daniela Nardi at 918 Bathurst | DAVID PERLMAN 63 WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDEN | MJ BUELL 64 REMEMBERING | Deep Gratitude: Pauline Oliveros | WENDALYN BARTLEY 65 MUSIC AND HEALTH | Life After Injury | VIVIAN FELLEGI Haunted By BraHms Brahms lieder as you have never heard it sung before! Lewis Furey 64 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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