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Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018

  • Text
  • September
  • Jazz
  • Toronto
  • Musical
  • Symphony
  • Quartet
  • Orchestra
  • Festival
  • Theatre
  • Violin
In this issue: The WholeNote's 7th Annual TIFF TIPS guide to festival films with musical clout; soprano Erin Wall in conversation with Art of Song columnist Lydia Perovic, about more than the art of song; a summer's worth of recordings reviewed; Toronto Chamber Choir at 50 (is a few close friends all it takes?); and much more, as the 2018/19 season gets under way.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 47. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 49. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 51. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 53. 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 October 1 to November 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Saturday September 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. 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 search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Sunday September 2 ●●6:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Salomé: Woman of Valor. Frank London, composer and trumpet; Adeena Karasick, poet and performer. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. /(adv). Monday September 3 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Concordo. Works by Albinoni, Rosenmuller, Bertali and Corelli. Sheila Smyth and Valerie Sylvester, baroque violins; Ondrej Golias, bassoon and dulcian; Ron Greidanus, harpsichord. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC ( to suggested). Tax receipts and up. ●●3:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Enrico Fink. Michele Bonifati, electric guitar. Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.ca/ashkenaz. Free. ●●5:00: Ashkenaz Festival. Lavuta: Violin Without Borders. Music drawn from the Jewish Diaspora. Lara St. John, violin; Matt Herskowitz, piano. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. /(adv). ●●7:00: University of Toronto. Labour Day Carillon Recital. Roy Lee, carilloneur. Soldiers’ Tower War Memorial, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-3485. Free. Outdoor event. Tuesday September 4 ●●7:00: Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJazz). 2018 Festival. Caity Gyorgy Quartet (7pm); Anthony D’Alessandro Trio (8:30pm). The Frog: A Firkin Pub, 4854 Yonge St., North York. info@tujazz.com. Free. ●●7:30: Gila Margolin. Where the Woods Meet the Water. “Là où les bois côtoient l’eau” book launch. French songs from Brel and Prevert, Hebrew music and songs of the 60s. Gila Margolin, guitar. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. Free. Donations welcomed for Little Sisters of Joy International Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation. Wednesday September 5 ●●7:00: Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJazz). 2018 Festival. Robert Lee Group (7pm); AJ Ing Quartet (8:30pm). The Frog: A Firkin Pub, 4854 Yonge St., North York. info@ tujazz.com. Free. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Black Umfolosi. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. lillian. wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Tongue in Cheek Productions. Schubert: Winterreise. Alain Coulombe, bass; Jason Howard, baritone; Doug MacNaughton, baritone; Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone; Trevor Chartrand, piano; and others. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 or tongueincheekproductions.com. ; (arts). Thursday September 6 ●●7:00: Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJazz). 2018 Festival. Sophia Smith Quartet (7pm); Anthology Project (8:30pm). The Frog: A Firkin Pub, 4854 Yonge St., North York. info@tujazz.com. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA Friday September 7 ●●6:00: Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJazz). 2018 Festival. Luan Phung Quintet (6pm); Mike Downs Trio (8pm). Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. info@tujazz.com. Free. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Anna Bolena. Donizetti. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Anna Bolena); John Holland, baritone (Enrico VIII); Monica Zerbe, mezzo (Giovanna Seymour); Paul Williamson, tenor (Lord Percy); Meghan Symon, mezzo (Smeton); and others; William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Saturday September 8 ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum/Raag-Mala Toronto. Vocal Recital. Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, vocalist. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. From . ●●7:00: Swing Out Music. Swing For Your Supper! Joel Sheridan, vocals; Attila Fias, jazz piano. Relish Bar and Grill, 2152 Danforth Ave. 416-425-4664. PWYC ( suggested minimum); cash only. ●●7:00: Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival (TUJazz). 2018 Festival. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., North York. info@ tujazz.com. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Centrediscs Album Launch: Bekah Simms - impurity chains. Works by Bekah Simms. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. Free with RSVP to musiccentre.ca/impurity-chains-launch. Sunday September 9 ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Recital. Music by Saint-Saëns, Messiaen, Dubois, Vierne and others. Thomas Bell, organ. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. Practice Makes Perfect Sept 9 ● ● 3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Practice Makes Perfect. Performed on period instruments. Kreutzer: Quartet in a Op.3 No.3; Dotzauer: Quartet in D Op.13; Beethoven: Quartet in C Op.59 No.3. Windermere String Quartet. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). 42 | September 1 – October 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Music by Bach. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden: Luna Nueva. The first new moon of autumn inspires music to reflect on new cycles, harvests, patterns and beginnings. New Flamenco Quartet (Tamar Ilana and Shirlita La Pili, voice/dance; Matt Sellick, flamenco guitar; Jessica Hana Deutsch, violin/voice). Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Free. ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Azadoota (Assyria/Australia). Robin Zirwanda and Paris Freed, vocals; Stuart Vandegraaff, saxophone; Murat Kucukarslan, bass guitar; Daniel Holmes, guitar; Chris Fields, percussion. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. David Rudder 6.5. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669 or 416-916-7878. -. Tuesday September 11 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Bedford Trio. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tuesday Noon Series: Voice Performance Class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Includes panel discussions and master classes. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Thomas Gonder, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Wednesday September 12 ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Norman E. Brown, baritone (Don Giovanni); John Holland, baritone (Leporello); Alexandra LeBlanc, soprano (Donna Anna); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Donna Elvira); Colin Frotten, tenor (Don Ottavio); and others; William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●8:00: York Chamber Ensemble. Newmarket Splash Concert with Dr. Draw. Jenkins: Palladio; Handel: Water Music; Mozart: Rondo alla Turca; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; and other works. Eugene Draw, extreme violin. Tim Horton’s Skating and Water Feature, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket. yca.email@gmail. com. Free. Raindate: Sep 15. Saturday September 15 ●●2:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Concert. Mysterious Barricades Toronto Chorale; Marie Bérard, violin; Russell Braun, baritone; Norine Burgess, mezzo; John Greer, piano; Judy Loman, harp; Turkwaz; and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. In support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Sunday September 16 ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Big and Bigger: The Large Ensemble Experience. Incandescent Cat-Dude; Dennis Kwok Tentet. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. Vespers: Tribute to Cannonball Adderley. David Restivo, piano; Matt Woroshyl, alto sax; Alexander Brown, trumpet; Scott Alexander, bass; Brian Barlow, drums and tribute talk. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Tuesday September 18 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. 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. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Matthew Whitfield, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. Wednesday September 19 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Simon Walker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All are welcome. ●●2:00: Music Gallery/918 Bathurst. Sounding Difference: Sounding and Listening - The Text Scores of Pauline Oliveros. Guest: Daniela Gesundheit. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204- 1080. Free. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. World @ Midday. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. agakhanmuseum.org/aynur ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. The Other Side of Fear. Aynur Doğan, vocalist. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; .50(sr/st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Jarred Dunn. Works by Debussy, Górecki, Liszt and Chopin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Zoe Kai Wai Lei, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All are welcome. Thursday September 13 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. The Bedford Trio. Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Alessia Disimino, violin; Andrew Ascenzo, cello; and Jialiang Zhu, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 978-3750. Free. Friday September 14 ●●1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. Greatest Hits of Peter, Paul and Mary. If I Had a Hammer; Blowin’ in the Wind; Leaving on a Jet Plane; Puff the Magic Dragon; and other songs. Dwight and Sue, folk duo; Henry Lees. 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924-6211 x155. . ●●7:30: Formosa Singers. Angelic Harmony: The Voice of Formosa Singers. Julian Ching-Chun Su, conductor; Yu-Shan Tsai, piano; Emmanuel Chamber Choir; Daphne Hsu, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 855-985-2787. -0. CONFLUENCE curated and eclectic musical & literary Series Launch Sunday, Sept. 16 2:30 pm ●●2:30: Confluence. New Series Launch Concert. Larry Beckwith, Patricia O’Callaghan, Cole Alvis, Suba Sankaran, Andrew Downing, and other performers. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-410- 4561. PWYC (suggested ). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Harbourfront Centre. Summer Music in the Garden: Youth and Passion. Early works by composers who would become renowned masters. Beethoven: Quartet in c Op.18 no.4; Mendelssohn: Quartet in a Op.13 “Frage”. Madawaska String Quartet. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. 416-973- 4000. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz ●●7:30: Piano Moderna/Yamaha Music Canada. Sins and Soliloquies: Concert and Vinyl EP Launch. Adams: I Still Play (Canadian premiere); Cage: Soliloquy; Copland: Piano Fantasy; Sherkin: Meditations, Book II; Druckman: The Seven Deadly Sins; and other works. Adam Sherkin, piano. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. . Dinner reservations guarantee seating. lula.ca. ●●8:00: Blythwood Winds. Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind. Janke: Border Crossing; Derksen: 5 Bucks per Head; Doolittle: Woodwings; Braden: What Happens When We Move; Wilson: Kitchen Party Suite. Tim Crouch, flute; Elizabeth Eccleston, oboe; Anthony Thompson, clarinet; Kevin Harris, bassoon; Curtis Vander Hyden, horn. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601. By donation ( suggested). Thursday September 20 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. In Concert. Amijai Shalev, bandoneon. Sept 20 – 23, 2018 Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Mozart 40. Mozart: Violin Concerto D K.218; Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat; Mozart: Symphony No.40 in g. Dominic Teresi, bassoon; Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up. Also Sep 21, 22, 23(mat). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Symphonie Fantastique. Berlioz: Fantasy on Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Hétu: Variations concertantes Op.74; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Op.14. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson thewholenote.com September 1 – October 7, 2018 | 43

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