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Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018

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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.

Hall, 60 Simcoe St.

Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Sep. 21, 22. Friday September 21 ●●7:30: 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 Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Sep. 20, 22. CATS __ TREES SPADINA THEATRE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE catsontrees.com ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Cats on Trees Presents Neon. 24 Spadina Rd. 416- 922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st); (Alliance Française members); (Alliance Française sr/st). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Magisterra Soloists. Brahms: Piano Quartet; Vierne: Piano Quintet. Barbara-Annette Vogel, violin; Frangel Cesena, violin; Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola; Robin Hasenpflug, cello; Kyoko Hashimoto, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Musicworks. Brodie West Quintet: “Clips” Album Release + Wow and Flutter. Brodie West, sax; Josh Cole, bass; Tania Gill, piano; Nick Fraser; Evan Cartwright, percussion; Wow and Flutter (Kayla Milmine, Bea Labikova and Sarah Peebles). Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members at musicgallery.org). 6:00: free interactive discussion hosted by Joe Strutt and Fahmid Nibesh in the Sun Room. ●●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 20, 22, 23(mat). Saturday September 22 ●●7:00: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. In Concert. Koichi Inoue and Penny Johnson, piano solos. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905- 450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Toronto Messiaen Ensemble. PLAY. Mozart: Turkish March (instr. Gideon A. Concerts in the GTA Gee-Bum Kim); Gee-Bum Kim: Siyahamba (based on Zulu folk song); Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee; Schumann: Kinderszenen Op.15; Monti: Csárdás; and other works. Esther Choi, flute; Peter Pinteric, clarinet; Jihye Joelle Kee, violin; Yoon Woo Kim, viola; Andrew Ascenzo, cello; and others; Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, artistic director/conductor. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. torontomessiaen@hotmail. com. By donation. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. A Cabaret Evening with John Sheard and Mary Kelly. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. lillian.wauthier@gmail.com. /(adv). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Rachmaninoff Meets Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1. Ron Greidanus and Kathryn Tremills, piano duo. The Piano Hall, 157 Main St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. . Refreshments to follow. ●●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 20, 21, 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 Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Sep. 20, 21. Sunday September 23 ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Season Launch. Beethoven: Sonata No.10 for violin and piano Op.96; Sokolovic: City Songs for violin and piano; Debussy: Beau Soir for violin and piano. Andréa Tyniec, violin; Emily Rho, piano; James and Michael, hosts. Near Broadview and Dundas, (exact address will be given upon ticket purchase). 647-896-8295. ; (19-35); (under 19); 0(special supporter). Reception to follow. ●●3:30: 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 20, 21, 22. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Raviv Leibzirer. Israeli pianist makes his Gallery 345 debut. Schumann: Carnaval; Symphonic Etudes; Brahms: Six Piano Pieces. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. Tuesday September 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Meet the Young Artists. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Matthew Blackburn, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Richard Spotts, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Centrediscs Album Launch: Soundspinning. Works by Ann Southam. Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961- 6601. Free with RSVP to musiccentre.ca/ soundspinning-album-launch. ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Gaelynn Lea Album Release Concert. Gaelynn Lea, violin/vocals. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Venue is accessible. Wednesday September 26 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Rich Spotts, 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. Daniel Norman, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All are welcome. ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF Nicola Benedetti WED, SEP 26 AT 8:00PM SAT, SEP 29 AT 8:00PM SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR TSO.CA ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Rachmaninoff. Silvestrov: Serenade for String Orchestra; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3. Nicola Benedetti, violin; Kirill Karabits, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Sep 29. 6:45 TSO Chamber Soloists (Sep 26 only). Thursday September 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Awasaakwaa (Beyond, on the Other Side of the Woods). Barbara Croall, voice/flute. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. First come, first served. No late seating. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Cello Section. Works by Bach, Schubert, Radiohead, and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. ●●12:15: St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge). Lunch Time Organ Recital Series. Stu Beaudoin, organ. 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 905-852-7016. Freewill offering. Donations accepted on behalf of Uxbridge’s 2018 Orange Shirt Day. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Music from Norway. Works by Grieg, Tveitt, Olé Bull, Svendsen and traditional folk music on the Hardanger fiddle. Rebekah Wolkstein, violin/Hardanger fiddle; Tom King, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. Friday September 28 ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Der fliegende Hollander. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. Peter Bass, baritone (The Dutchman); Steven Henrikson, baritone (Daland); Brigitte Bogar, soprano (Senta); Sean Catheroy, tenor (Erik); Oliver Dawson, tenor (Steersman); Kristine Dandavino, mezzo (Mary); William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. Harpstrings. Works by Renié, Debussy and Françaix. Guests: Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harp; Theresa Rudolph, viola. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-409-6824. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT and Glenn Gould School students). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Gábor Takács-Nagy Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Mozart: Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K621; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op.35; Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G Op.88. Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Prelude Recital at 6:45pm; Pre-concert Talk at 7:15pm. Saturday September 29 ●●10:00am: York Chamber Ensemble. Classical Beats. Jenkins: Palladio; Handel: Water Music; Mozart: Rondo alla Turca; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; and other works. Old Town Hall, Newmarket, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. yca.email@gmail.com. Free. ●●12:00 noon: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Free for All. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 44 | September 1 – October 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

416-408-0208. Free. Also 5pm. ●●2:00: Pocket Concerts. Season Launch. Beethoven: Sonata No.10 for violin and piano Op.96; Sokolovic: City Songs for violin and piano; Debussy: Beau Soir for violin and piano. Andréa Tyniec, violin; Emily Rho, piano; Rowley & Don, hosts. The Annex, 505 Palmerston Blvd. 647-896-8295. ; (19-35); (under 19); 0(special supporter). Reception to follow. ●●4:30: David Occhipinti Trio. Jazz and Reflection: Upon the Stars. David Occhipinti, guitar; Aline Homzy, violin; Virginia Mac- Donald, clarinet. Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Goodwill offering. ●●5:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Free for All. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Also 12pm. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. MacMillan: Fanfare for a Centennial; Overture to England: An Ode; Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Op.14. Myriam Blardone, harp; Uri Mayer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Music and Friendship: A Half-Century of the TCC. The TCC celebrates its golden anniversary by gathering together former choir members, directors, and other friends. Barber: Gaudeamus (premiere); works by Bach, Purcell, Monteverdi, Schütz, Willan and others. Lucas Harris, Elizabeth Anderson, David Fallis and Mark Vuorinen, conductors; Stephanie Martin, chamber organ. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). 7:15: Pre-concert chat with longtime choir members and former conductors. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Rachmaninoff. Silvestrov: Serenade for String Orchestra; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3. Nicola Benedetti, violin; Kirill Karabits, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Sep 26. Sunday September 30 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Fern Lindzon. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles Kids Concert Series: Calidore Quartet. Prokofiev: String Quartet in F Op.92; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in f Op.80. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. . EUGENE ONEGIN Tchaikovsky SEPT 30 – NOV 3, 2018 coc.ca ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. Music by Tchaikovsky. Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone (Eugene Onegin); Joyce El-Khoury, soprano (Tatyana); Varduhi Abrahamyan, mezzo (Olga); Joseph Kaiser, tenor (Lensky); Oleg Tsibulko, bass (Prince Gremin); Robert Carsen, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Opera runs Sep 30-Nov 3. Start times vary. ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Calidore Quartet. Prokofiev: String Quartet in F Op.92; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in f Op.80. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. ; (under 30). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. SUN 30 SEP AT 4 Choral Evensong St. Peter’s Choir, Erindale plus Peach Tea and talk MUSIC OF THE OXFORD MOVEMENT Clement Carelse ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Church. Music of the Oxford Movement. Choral Evensong for Michaelmas. St. Peter’s Choir, Erindale. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Free. Donations appreciated. Peach Tea to follow. Clement Carelse discusses the changes in church music resulting from the Oxford Movement. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Mark Eisenmann Trio. Mark Eisenmann, piano; Paul Novotny, bass; Barry Elms, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. (sr); (st); free(Academy). Monday October 1 ●●7:30: Chorisma. For the Beauty of the Earth. Choral music. Robert Richardson, conductor; Lona Richardson, accompaniment. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Freewill offering. NIMMONS ‘N’ 95 Phil Nimmons & David Braid hosted by Heather Bambrick MON OCT 1 music.utoronto.ca ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Nimmons ‘n’ 95: Phil Nimmons and David Braid. Interview and performance. Heather Bambrick, host. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Tuesday October 2 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Russian Songs and Romances. Sviridov: Songs to Verses by Robert Burns; and other works. Oleg Tsibulko, bass; Hyejin Kwon, piano. 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. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Carolyn Farnand, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcomed. Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m. HANDEL’S Dixit Dominus Music & Friendship: A Half-Century of the TCC SEPTEMBER 30 7:30 PM music.utoronto.ca Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre 427 Bloor St. West (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Department of Early Music: Handel’s Dixit Dominus. In honour of Mary Ann Parker. Musicians from Tafelmusik, Theatre of Early Music, Schola Cantorum, and Collegium Musicum; Jeanne Lamon and Daniel Taylor, conductors. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; October 2 at 8pm MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN thewholenote.com September 1 – October 7, 2018 | 45

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