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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.

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●●8:00: Music Toronto. Marc-André Hamelin. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne; Feinberg: Sonata No.3 Op.3; Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cypresses; Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Op.61; Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54. Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. .50-; (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Gala: Kathleen Battle, Soprano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. For gala dinner and concert packages call 416-408-2824 x447. 0-0. Wednesday October 3 Quintessential Boccherini Oct 3 & 6, 2018 tafelmusik.org ●●12:00 noon: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters Chamber Series: Quintessential Boccherini. Boccherini: String Quintet. Elisa Citterio, violin; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Brandon Chui, viola; Christina Mahler, cello; Allen Whear, cello. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-964-6337. . Also Oct 6(at Temerty Theatre). ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. All are welcome. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Fall for 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. ●●7:00: Canadian Music Centre. Elinor Frey. New music for baroque cello. Elinor Frey, cello. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. -/-(adv). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Nielsen: Serenata in vano FS680; Françaix: Octet; Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Op.20. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -110. Pre-concert Talk at 7pm. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 5. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Javier Perianes, piano; Han-Na Chang, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 4. A. Concerts in the GTA MAHLER SYMPHONY 5 Javier Perianes, piano WED, OCT 3 AT 8:00PM THU, OCT 4 AT 8:00PM SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR Thursday October 4 TSO.CA ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Glancing Back, Looking Ahead. U of T Opera. 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO TORONTO DEBUT OCTOBER 4, 2018 | 1.30 PM POULENC TRIO James Austin Smith, oboe Bryan Young, bassoon Irina Kaplan Lande, piano Tickets 416-923-7052 | wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style; Viet Cuong: Trains of Thought; Shostakovich: Two Pieces; Poulenc: Trio; Previn: Trio. Poulenc Trio: James Austin Smith, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon; Irina Kaplan Lande, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Centrediscs Album Launch: Srul Iving Glick - Suites Hébraïques. Glick: Suite Hébraïque; and other works. Wallace Halladay, saxophone; Angela Park, piano. 20 St. Joseph St. 416- 961-6601. Free with RSVP to musiccentre.ca/ suites-hebraiques-launch. ●●7:30: 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. ●●7:30: York Region Chamber Music. Cheng- Lau Piano Duo: Movie Music Live! Lau: New arrangements of music from classic movie blockbusters. Victor Cheng, piano; Kevin Lau, piano. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. .70+tax. Audience will be seated on stage with the performers. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Jerry Cans and New North Collective. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mahler Symphony 5. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Javier Perianes, piano; Han-Na Chang, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct. 3. Friday October 5 ●●8:00: Falun Dafa Association of Toronto. Music That Runs Milennia Deep. The Mystical Udumbara; Sorrow Melts Away; Taiwanese Dance; and other works. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-1255. -9. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Kinetic: Songs of Lake Volta. Works by Joe Sheehan. Kinetic; Kassia Ensemble; Joe Sheehan, piano. Guest: Drew Jurecka, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Orchestre Métropolitain and Nicholas Angelich. Nicolas Gilbert: Avril (Ontario premiere); Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 in g, Op.40; Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in e, Op.39. Nicholas Angelich, piano; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -150. Pre-concert Talk at 7pm. Saturday October 6 ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Close Encounters Chamber Series: Quintessential Boccherini. Boccherini: String Quintet. Elisa Citterio, violin; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Brandon Chui, viola; Christina Mahler, cello; Allen Whear, cello. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . Also Oct 3(at Church of the Holy Trinity). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: Thanksgiving Jazz Trio. Paul Novotny, bass; Mark Eisenman, piano; Barry Elmes, percussion. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Scaramella. Scots Musical Museum. Scottish tunes from the 1787 Scots Musical Museum, with read and sung texts by poet Robert Burns. Nils Brown, tenor and guitar; Donna Brown, soprano; David Gossage, flute; Kate Bevan-Baker, violin; Dorothéa Ventura, harpsichord. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); (st); free(14 and under). ●●8:00: New Music Concerts. Murderous Little World. Bouchard: Murderous Little Linda Bouchard murderous little world Betty Oliphant Theatre Sat. Oct. 06 @ 404 Jarvis St. www.NewMusicConcerts.com World. Multi-media performance with Bellows & Brass; Keith Turnbull, stage director. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416- 961-9594. ; (sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: pre-concert talk. Sunday October 7 ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Memorial Concert Celebrating the Life of Peter Longworth. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. Contact eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-the-lifeof-peter-longworth-tickets-49450894958 to confirm attendance. Free. ●●7:00: Aga Khan Museum. Tabla Legacy. Pandit Anindo, tabla; Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla; Near East. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646- 4677. ; (sr/st). Free event listings: listings@thewholenote.com 46 | September 1 – October 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Saturday September 1 ●●7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Reflections of a Drummer. Richard C. Windeyer: Rehearsing Silence; Hulaboom; In Silent Time; Richard C. Windeyer & Cameron McKittrick: Ecstatic figures, persistent ground. Richard Windeyer, drum kit and electroacoustics; Cam McKittrick, theremin controller. NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave., South River. 705-386- 0880. . ●●10:00: Rail’s End Gallery and Arts Centre. Haliburton Drumfest 2018. World music, steel pan music, mbira, rock, drum circles. Nhapitapi; Northern Lights Steel Pan Orchestra; Oregano Percussion; Wescali; and Haliburton Drum Troupe. Head Lake Rotary Park, 13 York St., Haliburton. 705-457-2330. Free. Wednesday September 5 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Bedford Piano Trio. Alessia Disimino, violin; Andrew Ascenzo, cello; Jialiang Zhu, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). Friday September 7 ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. New Orford String Quartet. Mozart: String Quartet No.19 in C K465 “Dissonance”; and other works. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-478-8416. . Saturday September 8 ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Choir of Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; and other works. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-478-8416. . Sunday September 9 ●●2:00: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Piano Recital: André Laplante. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.4 in E-flat K282; and other works. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613- 478-8416. . Wednesday September 12 B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Leith, London, Owen Sound, Picton, South River, St. Catharines, Waterloo. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Benjamin Smith, Piano. Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy; Brahms: Sonata in f. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Sung Ra. Rakestar Arkestra; Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington; Christine Duncan, director. Guelph Little Theate, 176 Morris St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). Thursday September 13 ●●12:00 noon: Guelph Jazz Festival/College of Arts. In Concert. Agustí Fernández, piano. MacKinnon Bldg. Rm. 107 (Goldschmidt Room), University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●8:00 Don Wright Faculty of Music. Guest Artist Recital. Jean-Guy Boisvert, clarinet; Philippe Prud’homme, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill: Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby and Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones. Nick Fraser Quartet; Tony Malaby, saxophone; Elder Ones. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). Friday September 14 ●●12:00 noon: Guelph Jazz Festival/Central Student Association. Thanya Iyer. Thanya Iyer, vocals; Alex Kisirer-Smibert, bass/electronics; Daniel Gélinas, drums and more. Branion Plaza, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph. 877-520-2408. Free. ●●1:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill: Bernard Falaise and Konk Pack. Bernard Falaise; Konk Pack: Roger Turner, drums; Tim Hodgkinson, lapsteel guitar/clarinet/electronics; Thomas Lehn, analogue synth. Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●5:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. Amirtha Kidambi & Darius Jones. Amirtha Kidambi, vocals; Darius Jones, saxophone. Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●7:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Friday Night Street Music Party. Heavyweights Brass Band; Samba Squad; Surefire Street Band; The Shuffle Demons. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. Until 12:00am. ●●7:30: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. An Evening of Song. Mozart: An Chloe K524; Ridente la calma K152; Dans un bois solitaire K308; and other works. Erin Wall, soprano. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-478- 8416. . ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill: Agustí Fernández & Yves Charuest and Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). Saturday September 15 ●●10:30am: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. William Parker, bass and other instruments. Royal City Church, 50 Quebec St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). ●●1:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. KidsAbility Youth Ensemble; Cheldon Paterson, turntable. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●2:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. Marielle Groven, piano/violin; Aaron Lumley, double bass; Jasper Stadhouders, guitar; This Is It!: Satoko Fujii, piano; Natsuki Tamura, trumpet; Takashi Itani, drums. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/ under-waged). ●●2:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble; Brent Rowan, director, saxophone; Joe Sorbara, percussion. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●3:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Avaatar. Sundar Viswanathan, saxophone; Suba Sankaran, vocals; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; Justin Gray, bass/bass veena; Ravi Naimpally, tablas/percussion; Max Senitt, drums. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●3:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. Jason Raso, bass guitar; Alexis Baro, trumpet; Brent Rowan, saxophone; Adam Bowman, drums; Tyler Wagler, guitar; Thomas Hammerton, keyboard. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●6:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. Thanya Iyer, vocals; Alex Kasirer-Smibert, bass/electronics; Daniel Gélinas, drums. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763- 4952. Free. ●●7:00: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Jazz with Mark Fewer, David Braid and Joseph Phillips. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-478-8416. . ●●7:30: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Gemma Conducts Brahms. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3; Elgar: Cello Concerto in e; Brahms: Symphony No.1. Cameron Crozman, cello; Gemma New, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-526-7756. -. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Isabel Quartet and Double Bass with Joel Quarrington. Dvořák: String Quartet Op.77; and works by Bach and Beethoven. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613- 533-2424. -; -$24(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00 Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert : Mysterious Barricades. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill: Jean Derome’s Somebody Special: Music of Steve Lacy with Karen Young and Darius Jones’s Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) with Emilie Lesbros. Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 877-520- 2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Surefire Sweat. Dave Chan, percussion; Larry Graves, drums/ percussion; Alexander Brown, trumpet; Elena Kapeleris, saxophone; Paul MacDougall, guitar; Liam Smith, bass guitar. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. In Concert. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-295-9115 or 613-849-1976. . ●●9:30: Guelph Jazz Festival. James Brandon Lewis Trio. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. Free. ●●11:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. DJ Shub. Ty Smoke, dance; DJ Shub, electronics. Market Square, 1 Carden St., Guelph. 519-763- 4952. Free. Sunday September 16 ●●2:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. Double Bill: Hübsch Martel Zoubek and Marilyn Lerner & Nicole Rampersaud: Brass Knuckle Sandwich. Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 877-520-2408. ; (sr/st/under-waged). ●●2:00: Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. Ad Hoc Chamber Music. Haydn: Piano Trio No.3 in G HobXV/25 “Gypsy”; and other works. Mark Fewer, violin; Eric Nowlin, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Wonny Song, piano; Benedicte Lauziere, violin. St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St., Picton. 613-478-8416. . ●●8:00: Guelph Jazz Festival. In Concert. Allison Cameron, multi-instrumental/objects; Ben Grossman, percussion/electronics. Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph. 519-763-4952. ; (sr/st/under-waged). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Shoshana Telner, Piano. Ivanova: “In The Deep Heart’s Core” (Canadian Premiere); Liszt: Piano Sonata in b; Shostakovich: 24 Preludes Op.34. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Wednesday September 19 ●●12:00 noon: Music at St. Andrew’s. Organ Recital. Thomas Schadl, organ. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Barrie), 47 Owen St., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Full House Brass. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. Friday September 21 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Sheng Cai, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Opening Night Gala: Party Like It’s 1689. Italian Baroque treats by Vivaldi, Merula, Simonetti, Legrenzi, Strozzi and Mealli. Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Mark Fewer, violin; Mark Edwards, harpsichord; Matthias Maute, flute. Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith. 519-371-2833. 0-5(festival passes); ; (st). Saturday September 22 ●●10:00am: SweetWater Music Festival. Mozart for Munchkins. Interactive music thewholenote.com September 1 – October 7, 2018 | 47

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