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Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018

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  • September
  • Jazz
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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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event. Kati Gleiser, piano. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. Free. 9:30am: Musical Petting Zoo. ●●1:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Luthier Performance. Instruments in Luthier Exhibit used in performance. Schubert: Cello Quintet in C. Quator Despax; Denise Djokic, cello. Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. Free. 10:00am: Luthier Exhibit: string instrument makers showcase their instruments. ●●4:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Brave New World II. Lizée: Hitchcock Etudies (multimedia work with film); M. Appelbaum: Aphasia; Britten: Third Suite for Violoncello. Aiyun Huang, percussion; Denise Djokic, cello. Roxy Theatre, 251 9 St. E., Owen Sound. 519- 371-2833. 0-5(festival passes); ; (st). ●●7:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Wait... What? Works by Vivaldi, Carli, Walton, Biber and Bach. Quatuor Dexpax; Guy Few, trumpet; Joseph Phillips, bass; Douglas McNabney, violin; Denise Djokic, cello; Aiyun Huang, percussion. Roxy Theatre, 251 9 St. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. 0-5(festival passes); ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. St. Jacobs Conservatory Piano Stars In Concert. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). ●●9:45: SweetWater Music Festival. After Hours Again: Late Night Jazz. James Campbell, clarinet; Dean McNeill, trumpet; Graham Campbell, guitar; Joseph Phillips, bass; Quator Dexpax. Heartwood Hall, 939 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. 0-5(festival passes); ; (st). Sunday September 23 ●●2:00: SweetWater Music Festival. Out with a Bang. Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano; Khachaturian: Trio for violin, clarinet and piano; Brahms: Piano Quartet in g Op.25. Alexander Tselyakov, piano; Yolanda Bruno, violin; Denise Djokic, cello; Douglas McNabney, violin; Kati Gleiser, piano; Mark Fewer, violin. Roxy Theatre, 251 9 St. E., Owen Sound. 519-371-2833. 0-5(festival passes); ; (st). ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. McGill Symphony Orchestra. 5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON McGill Symphony Orchestra Sun Sept 23, 2:30 pm queensu.ca/theisabel B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Dvořák: Carnival Overture Op.92; Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in e Op.11; Brahms: Symphony No.4 in e Op.98; and other works. Ilya Poletaev, piano; Alexis Hauser, conductor. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (faculty/staff); (st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. A River Runs Through It. Smetana: The Moldau from Má Vlast; Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos No.10 K365; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Debussy: La mer. Anagnoson and Kinton, piano duo; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr); (st/child); (30 and under); (arts worker); (EyeGO). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Marcus Scholtes, Violin and Stephen Zurakowsky, Guitar. Schubert: “Arpeggione” Sonata; Einaudi: Oltremare; Igudesman: Selected Latin duets; Piazolla: Tango duets; Zurakowsky: Original solo guitar and guitar/ violin works; and other works. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Wednesday September 26 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Annette Haas, singer-songwriter. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet; Anya Alexeyev, Piano. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; Mozart: String Quartet No.6 in B-flat K159; Haydn: String Quartet in F Op.77 No 2. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 886-1673. ; (st). Thursday September 27 ●●7:30: Brott Music Festival. Viva Verdi. Selection of Verdi arias. Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano; National Academy Orchestra; Boris Brott, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-525-7664. ; (sr); (Brott35); (st). Friday September 28 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Adam Iannetta, baritone; Sarah Bowker, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. Saturday September 29 ●●4:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Faculty Concert. Jana Starling, Bb and Eb clarinet; Allison Wiebe Benstead, piano. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: Gravenhurst Opera House. Oakland Stroke. 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 705-687-5550. . ●●8:00: Monica Chapman. In Concert. Monica Chapman, vocals; Bartosz Hadala, piano. Manhattans Music Club, 951 Gordon St., Guelph. 519-767-2440. Voluntary cover. Reservations recommended. Sunday September 30 ●●2:00: Rodman Hall. ECHO Site-specific Sound Experience. Danielle Marconi, violin; Joe Lapinski, guitar; Adnan Pirbhai, DJ; Marinko Jareb, sound artist. Walker Botanical Garden, Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cresc., St. Catharines. 905-684-2925. Free. Family friendly event; friendly dogs welcome; walking trails and art galleries open before, during and after performances. ●●2:30: Duet Club of Hamilton. Scholarship Winners in Concert. Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton. 905- 304-8945. ; (sr/st); free(under 12). Refreshments follow. ●●2:30: Haliburton Concert Series. Pentaèdre. Ariane Brisson, flute; Martin Charpentier, clarinet; Marjorie Tremblay, oboe; Mathieu Lussier, bassoon; Louis-Phillipe Marsolais, horn. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Rd. 21, Haliburton. 705- 455-9060. ; (st). ●●2:30: Kingston Symphony Association. Tchaikovsky & Kalinnikov. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Kalinnikov: Symphony No.2. Kingston Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Johnson, cello. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-530-2050. -; -(sr); -(st); - (child/Classically Hip). Wednesday October 3 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. A Slavic Centenary. Works by Chopin, Dvořák, Szymanowski and Smetana. Cristina Pisani, soprano; John Holland, baritone; William Shookhoff, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. The 1914 Band; Ray Sweezey, conductor. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226- 647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. ●●7:00: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Beijing Guitar Duo. Scarlatti: Two Sonatas; Granados: Valses Poéticos; Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor Op.1 (excerpts); Walton: Five Bagatelles (excerpts); Mangoré: Mazurka apasionata Contemplación; and other works. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (faculty/staff); (st). 5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Beijing Guitar Duo Wed Oct 3, 7:30 pm queensu.ca/theisabel Thursday October 4 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Global Series: Gaelic Splendour with Julie Fowlis. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (faculty/ staff); (st). Friday October 5 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons & Poole Legacy Concert. Sara Davis Buechner, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). Saturday October 6 ●●11:00am: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons & Poole Legacy Concert. Sara Davis Buechner, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Symphony String Quintet. Debussy: String Quartet; Bolcolm: Rags for String Quartet (“Graceful Ghost” and “Incinerator Rag”); Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Op.163. Lance Ouellette and Anita Walsh, violins; Ethan Filner, viola; Sarah Gans and Rebecca Morton, cellos. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Find exactly what you're looking for. Search listings !! by date !! by venue !! by genre !! by performer online at thewholenote.com/just-ask 48 | September 1 – October 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

C. Music Theatre These music theatre listings contain a wide range of music theatre types including opera, operetta, musicals and other performance genres where music and drama combine. Listings in this section are sorted alphabetically by presenter. ●●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). Sep 2, 6pm. ●●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). Sep 3, 5pm. ●●Brott Music Festival. Viva Verdi. Selection of Verdi arias. Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano; National Academy Orchestra; Boris Brott, conductor. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Ln., Hamilton. 905-525-7664. ; (sr); (Brott35); (st). Sep 27, 7:30pm. ●●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. Sep 25, 12pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Robert Carsen, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Opens Sep 30, 2pm. Runs to Nov 3. Days and times vary, visit coc. ca for details. ●●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. Oct 4, 12pm. ●●Civic Light Opera Company. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Opens Sep 19, 7pm. Runs to Sep 30. Wed (7pm), Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: extra show Sep 29, 2pm. ●●Drayton Entertainment. The Little Mermaid. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. - . Opens Aug 9, 2pm. Runs to Sep 2. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment. com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Hairspray. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the film. King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetanguishene. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Aug 9, 2pm. Runs to Sep 1. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Cruisin’ Classics. Drayton Festival Theatre. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St. S., Drayton. 1-855- 372-9866. -. Opens Aug 22, 2pm. Runs to Sep 1. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Kings and Queens of Country. King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetanguishene. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Sep 13, 2pm. Runs to Sep 30. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, based on the film. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372- 9866. -. Opens Sep 13, 2pm. Runs to Sep 29. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Kings and Queens of Country. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St. S., Drayton. 1-855- 372-9866. -. Opens Oct 3, 2pm. Runs to Oct 14. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Ghost, the Musical. Music, lyrics and book by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Oct 3, 2pm. Runs to Oct 21. Wed/Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm), Wed-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Grand Theatre. Prom Queen: The Musical. Music by Colleen Dauncey, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, book by Kent Staines. Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St, London. 519-672- 8800. -. Opens Sep 18, 7:30pm. Runs to Sep 29. Tues-Thurs(7:30pm), Fri/Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Hart House Theatre. Heathers: The Musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, based on the film by Daniel Waters. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Opens Sep 21, 8pm. Runs to Oct 6. Wed-Sat(8pm), Oct 6(2pm/8pm). ●●Koerner Hall. Koerner Hall 10th Anniversary Gala: Kathleen Battle. Opera arias and Broadway selections. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. 0- 250. Oct 2, 8pm. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. The Producers. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from the film. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-907-0468. .99-.99. Opens Sep 8, 3:30pm. Runs to Nov 11. Thurs- Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(4pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Rocky Horror Show. Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-907-0468. .99-.99. Opens Sep 21, 8pm. Runs to Oct 27. Fri/ Sat(8pm/11pm). ●●Mirvish. Come From Away. Music, lyrics and book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. and up. Ongoing. Tues- Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Musical Stage Company. Dr Silver: A Celebration of Life. Music, lyrics and book by Anika Johnson & Britta Johnson. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-927-7880. - ; (st). Opens Sep 13, 8pm. Runs to Kathleen Battle headlines Koerner 10th anniversary gala. Oct 7. Days and times vary. Visit drsilverto.ca for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada. Fall for Dance North Festival: Paz de la Jolla. Music by Bohuslav Martinů. Justin Peck, choreographer. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Opens Oct 2, 7:30pm. Runs to Oct 6. Tues- Fri(7:30pm), Sat(2pm). ●●Native Earth Performing Arts. I Call myself Princess. Written by Jani Lauzon, music by Charles Wakefield Cadman. Marjorie Chan, Stage Director, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Musical Director. Aki Studio Theatre, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. -. Opens Sep 9, 2pm. Runs to Sep 30. Tues- Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Opera by Request. Anna Bolena. Music by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Felice Romani. William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Sep 7, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request. Don Giovanni. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Sep 14, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request. Der fliegende Hollander. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. William Shookhoff, music director and piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. . Sep 28, 7:30pm. ●●Progressive Concert Productions. A Tribute to Grease & the Music of the 50s and 60s. Regent Theatre, 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905- 721-3399. . Sep 29, 8pm. ●●Shaw Festival. Grand Hotel. Music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Luther Davis. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-lake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin May 3, 2pm. Runs to Oct 14. Days and times vary. Visit shawfest.com for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. A Moveable Feast: Paris in the ‘20s. Mike Ross, music director. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. -. Opens Sep 14, 7:30pm. Runs to Sep 23. Days and times vary. Visit soulpepper.ca for details. ●●Soulpepper/Obsidian Theatre Company. Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape. Created and performed by Motion and DJ L’Oqenz. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. . Opens Oct 2, 8pm. Runs to Oct 20. Days and times vary. Visit soulpepper.ca for details. ●●Stratford Festival. The Music Man. Music, lyrics and book by Meredith Willson. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St, Stratford. 1-800- 567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 17, 2pm. Runs to Nov 3. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Stratford Festival. The Rocky Horror Show. Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. and up. Previews begin Apr 27, 8pm. Runs to Oct 31. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Theatre Ancaster. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 905-304-7469. ; (sr); (st). Opens Sep 7, 7:30pm. Runs to Sep 22. Fri/Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Theatre Orangeville. True Confessions from the Ninth Concession. Created by and featuring Dan Needles and Ian Bell. Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-3423. . Opens Sep 19, 2pm. Runs to Sep 23. Wed/Sun(2pm), Thurs/Fri(8pm), Sat(7pm). ●●Tweed and Company Theatre. Aleck Bell: A Canadian Pop Rock Musical. Conceived by Tim Porter, written by Joel MacMeekin, featuring Canadian pop music. Tweed Pavillion, Memorial Park, 45 Victoria St S, Tweed. tweedancompany.com. ; (sr); (st). Opens Sep 19, 7:30pm. Runs to Sep 29. Days and times vary. Visit tweedandcompany.com for details. ED REINKE - ASSOCIATED PRESS thewholenote.com September 1 – October 7, 2018 | 49

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