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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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  • October
  • Toronto
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Presenters, start your engines! With TIFF and "back-to-work" out of the way, the regular concert season rumbles to life, and, if our Editor's Opener can be trusted, "Seeking Synergies" seems to be the name of the game. Denise Williams' constantly evolving "Walk Together Children" touching down at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; the second annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts expanding its range; a lesson in Jazz Survival with Steve Wallace; the 150 presenter and performer profiles in our 19th annual Blue Pages directory... this is an issue that is definitely more than the sum of its parts.

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and sounds of 17th century Rome. Works by Frescobaldi, Palestrina, Landi and Caroso. Alison Melville, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. - . Also Oct. 20. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Roots and Folk Series: Lúnasa and The Bombadils. State-of-the-art Irish music. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Stereo Live. Fire and Grace. Fire and Grace, Charles Spearin, Robin Dann, Edwin Huizinga and William Coulter. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W. 416-597-0227. . Saturday October 20 ●●2:00: Aga Khan Museum. Noor. See Oct 16. Also Oct 20(8pm), 21(2pm). ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Academy Showcase Concert. Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Tickets required. ●●7:00: Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series. In Concert. Corey Gemmell, violin; Eileen Keown, piano; Jany Lu, piano solo. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 905-450-9220. PWYC. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. See Oct 4. Also Oct 26, 30; Nov 3(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Noor. See Oct 16. Also Oct 21(2pm). ●●8:00: Confluence. Sovereignty Voiced. Songs and stories in an intimate cabaret. Cole Alvis, actor; Marion Newman, mezzo; Ian Cusson, pianist/composer; and others. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-410-4561. ; (st). 7:15 pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Opera Gala. Arias, duets and choruses from popular operas. Christina Lamoureux, soprano; Marcel van Helden, tenor. St. John’s United Church (Georgetown), 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st/child). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The Firebird. Ravel: La valse; Khachaturian: Violin Concerto; Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite A. Concerts in the GTA (1945). Jing Ye, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-604-8339. - ; (sr); (under 30). 7:15pm preconcert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion with Jing Ye. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Trailblazers Series: Chilly Gonzales, Solo Piano. Guests: Stella Le Page, cello; Joe Flory, drums. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Also Oct 18. SINFONIA TORONTO SERGEI NAKARIAKOV Trumpeter MARIA MEEROVICH Pianist Oct 20 - 8 pm sinfoniatoronto.com ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Beethoven’s Kreutzer. Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4; Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra; Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata (arr. Beethoven). Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet; Maria Meerovich, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-499-0403 or online at sinfoniatoronto.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: The Toronto Consort. Frescobaldi and The Glories of Rome. The glorious sights and sounds of 17th century Rome. Music of Frescobaldi, Palestrina, Landi and Caroso. Alison Melville, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA 10 th anniversary concert season Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. - . Also Oct. 19. ●●8:00: Toronto Guitar Society. Artyom Dervoed from Russia. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-964- 8298. /(adv); /(sr/st adv). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Debussy La Mer. Thomas Adès: Dances from Powder Her Face; Britten: Violin Concerto; Poulenc: Les animaux modèles; Debussy: La mer. Baiba Skride, violin; Thomas Søndergård, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Oct. 18. Sunday October 21 ●●2:00: Aga Khan Museum. Noor. See Oct 16. ● ● 2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. See Oct 13. Also Oct 23, 25, 27(4:30pm). Un Sospiro ITALIAN ART SONGS RECORDING RELEASE PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 21, 2pm Julie Nesrallah mezzo soprano Caroline Léonardelli harp Recording of the week – Saturday Afternoon at the Opera gallery345.com ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Un Sospiro: Recording Release. Italian art songs by Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Respighi and others. Julie Nesrallah, mezzo; Caroline Leonardelli, harp. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: Susan Hoeppner and Friends. Works by Debussy, Ravel, Hatzis and Jolivet. Susan Hoeppner, flute. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Comedy Unbound! A tribute to Stuart Hamilton endearingly known as Stuartissimo! VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Michael Rose, music director and pianist; Guillermo Silva- Marin, host. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; ; . ● ● 3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. The Mystery of History: 1889 in Paris and Vienna. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in d; Brahms: Zigeunerlieder; and works by Debussy, Massenet, J. Strauss and Chausson. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, piano; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (child). on period instruments Sacred Spaces October 21, 3pm The Vocal ensemble from windsor casTle In concert at st. James cathedral Wednesday, OctOber 24 7:30pm tickets: at the dOOr Or Online stjamescathedral.ca/queens6 48 | October 1 - November 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Sacred Spaces. Loewe: Quatuor Spirituel; Mermelstein: Echoes of Illumina; Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.18 No.1. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-0952. ; (sr); (st). On period instruments. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Autumn Celebration. Lau: Artemis; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in e Op.95 “From the New World”. Anastasia Rizikov, piano; Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (under 30). 2:15pm: pre-concert chat. ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. Slávka Vernerová-Pěchočová, Piano. Works by Schumann, Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416- 481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: Link Music Lab/Small World Music. In Concert. Shahram Nazeri, vocals; Hafez Nazeri, vocals. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. 5-5. ●●7:30: Ronald Hurwitz. Ronald Hurwitz and Friends: Music for Strings and Piano. Schubert: String Trio No.2 for Violin, Viola and Cello D581; Beethoven: String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello Op.9 No.3; Schubert, Piano Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass Op.114 “The Trout”. Irina Klimova, piano; Arkady Yanivker, violin; Ronald Hurwitz, viola; Michael Haber, cello; Ed Tait, bass. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-465- 5890. ; (st). Monday October 22 ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Serena Ryder Acoustic Solo. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489- 7784. . Tuesday October 23 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Songs from the Heart. Yiddish, German and English song. Helene Schneidermann, mezzo; Christopher Bagan, 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. Rising Stars Recital, students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Jonathan Lilley, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. See Oct 13. Also Oct 25, 27(4:30pm). Wednesday October 24 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Alison Riseley-Clark, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Thomas Fitches, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. The Queen’s Six: Vocal Ensemble from Windsor Castle. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865 or stjamescathedral.ca/queens6. . For Orbiting Spheres Wednesday October 24 2018 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. For Orbiting Spheres. Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres); Chin: Chorós Chordón; Ives: The Unanswered Question; Keuris: Sinfonia. Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 7:15 pm pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis; Mendelssohn: Violin SymphRONica UpfRONt Record Release Concert October 25 918 Centre for Culture & the Arts Tix @ bemusednetwork.com (search SymphRONica) Ron Davis acknowledges with gratitude the invaluable support of the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and the Ontario Arts Council in the making of SymphRONica UpfRONt UpfRONt. Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Alina Ibragimova, violin OCT 24, 25 & 27 AT 8PM OCT 28 AT 3PM SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR TSO.CA Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty (arr. Pletnev). Alina Ibragimova, violin; Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Oct. 25, 27, 28(mat, at George Weston Recital Hall). Thursday October 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Harawi - Song of Love and Death. Simone McIntosh, mezzo; Rachael Kerr, 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:00: Ron Davis and SymphRONica. Symphronica Upfront Record Release Concert. Davis (arr. Weinroth-Browne): Drew Bourrée; Downes: La Côte d’Or; Davis (arr. Downes): Whirlycurl; Davis (arr. Downes, Whalley, Davis): So What; Simão: A Luz (Da Partida). Ron Davis, keyboards; Kevin Barrett, guitar; Mike Downes, bass; Aline Homzy, violin; Laurence Schaefele, viola. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-347-6765. /(adv). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. See Oct 13. Also Oct 27(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Commemorative Concert. Observing the 75th thewholenote.com October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 49

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