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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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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.

Richard Bradshaw

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. Jenny Cheong, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Music at Midday. Joshua Duncan Lee, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. See Oct 4. Also Nov 3(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Hands Across the Universe. Songs of peace and harmony in observance of Remembrance Day. Choristers in the Main Choir’s Cantare, Chorealis, Chamber Choir and the Choral Scholars. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-932-8666 x231. ; (sr/st); (child). Wednesday October 31 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. Thursday November 1 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. A Night of Voices: Centre Stage. Four Seasons Centre A OF NOV.01.18 TICKETS FROM COCCENTRESTAGE.CA A. Concerts in the GTA for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231 or coccentrestage.ca. From . 5:30 Cocktail reception; 6:30 Ensemble Studio Competition. ●●7:00: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Nur. Dalal Abu Amneh, singer. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. canadianarabicorchestra.ca/tc-events/ dalal-abu-amneh-nur-sufi/. . ●●7:30: Music Makes Miracles. 2nd Annual Supporting Cast Concert. Concert honouring Shirley Douglas, actress and activist. Diane Dupuy; performer; David Warrack, composer and musical director; Mark Camilleri, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-203-3051. -. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Vusi Mahlasela. Traditional African music, soul and blues. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-800-708-6754. -. Friday November 2 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Christopher Slade, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. In Paradisum The choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School Requiem – Gabriel Fauré with orchestra and works by Arvo Pärt, John Rutter Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00 p.m. www.stmichaelscathedral.com/concerts ●●7:00: St. Michael’s Concerts. In Paradisum. Fauré: Requiem; and works by Pärt and Rutter. Choirs of St. Michael’s Choir School; with orchestra. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-364-0234 or stmichaelscathedral.com/concerts. (suggested donation). General seating. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival David Briggs Requiem Friday, November 2 8:00pm St. JameS Cathedral tickets at the door or online detaIlS & tICKetS: stjamescathedral.ca/requiem of Arabic Music and Arts: Jasmine from Damascus. Lena Chammamyan, singer. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-855-682-6736. .50- .75; .20-.30(sr/st). ●●7:30: Classical Context. A Night of String Quartets. Debussy: String Quartet in g; Shostakovich: String Quartet No.9; Canadian work (premiere). Alice Hong, violin; Alexis Meschter, violin; Maxime Despax, viola; Christopher Hwang, cello. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St. 647-784-6229. PWYC ( suggested). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. See Oct 25. Also Nov 3(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Austin Larusson, baritone (Papageno); Brittany Stewart, soprano (Pamina); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Tamino); Holly Chaplin, soprano (Queen of the Night); William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . Also Nov 3. In concert with piano accompaniment. ●●7:30: Opera York. La Bohème. Puccini. Sara Papini (Mimi); Kijong Wi (Rudolfo); Anthony Cleverton (Schaunard); Diego Catala (Marcello); Denis Mastromonaco, music director; Penny Cookson, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -. Also Nov 4(mat). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera. Hindemith: Hin und Züruck; Martinů: Tears of the Knife. Peter Tiefenbach, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Nov 3. ●●7:30: Toronto Heliconian Club. Women Composers from the 17th Century to the Present. Works by Bon, Skarecky, Beach, Kaprálová, C. Schumann and other works. Allison Arends, soprano; Maria Soulis, mezzo; Kye Marshall, cello; Ruth Kazdan, piano; Rita Greer, clarinet; and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-922-3618. ; free(under 12 with adult). ●●8:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. David Briggs: Requiem. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865 or stjamescathedral.ca/requiem. . Saturday November 3 ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concerts: The Mozart Experience. Magic Circle Mime Company; Duncan McDougall, violin (17/18 TSYO Concerto Competition Winner); Sameer Patel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. -.75. Also Nov. 3(at 4). ●●4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Out of Character. Music from Latin America. Lynn Isnar, soprano; Margie Bernal, soprano; Guillermo Silva-Marin, tenor; Larry Beckwith, music director and piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-922-2912. -. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concerts: The Mozart Experience. Magic Circle Mime Company; Duncan McDougall, violin (17/18 TSYO Concerto Competition Winner); Sameer Patel, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598- 3375. -.75. Also Nov. 3(at 2). ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. See Oct 4. ●●4:30: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. See Oct 25. ●●7:00: Music at Metropolitan. Metropolitan: The Musical. One church, two centuries: Anniversary production celebrating Metropolitan’s 200 years in song, story, and images. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free; donations welcome. ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera. Hindemith: Hin und Züruck; Martinů: Tears of the Knife. Peter Tiefenbach, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Nov 2. ●●7:00: Teo Milea. The Art of the Piano. Agony and Ecstasy; Journey; 1st Sun; Irreversible. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-877- 2607. . ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Ya Sitti. Dalal Abu Amneh, singer. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-682-6736. .50-.75; .20-.30(sr/st). ●●7:30: Music On The Donway. Choral Expressions and Sidecar78: An Evening of Sax and Song. Walkin’ After Midnight; Fascinating Rhythm; Teddy Bears Picnic. Choral Expressions; Norman Miller, Mike Lewis, Jeff Densham, Graziano Brescacin, saxophone. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416-444-7807. ; (st accompanied by paying adult); Free(child accompanied by paying adult). Refreshments following performance. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Austin Larusson, baritone (Papageno); Brittany Stewart, soprano (Pamina); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Tamino); Holly Chaplin, soprano (Queen of the Night); William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . Also Nov 2. In concert with piano accompaniment. ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. Lest We Forget. Holst: Mars from The Planets; Granados: Intermezzo from Goyescas; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. Rafael Luz, conductor. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628-9195. ; (sr); (st). Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8PM KOERNER HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance 52 | October 1 - November 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey. Works by Vivaldi, Handel, Falconieri, Ortiz, Matteis, Uccelini, and more. Daniel Hope, violin; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -90. ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Magic: Grand Opening. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Act 2. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. -. Also Nov 4(2pm). Sunday November 4 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory. Sunday Interludes: Stephen Prutsman. Bach: English Suite No.6 in d BWV811; Bill Evans: Turn Out the Stars; Ravel: Miroirs (selections); Prutsman: Two Jazz Etudes. Stephen Prutsman, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●2:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Magic: Grand Opening. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Act 2. Sheng Cai, piano. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815- 2021. -. Also Nov 3(8pm). ●●2:00: Opera York. La Bohème. Puccini. Sara Papini (Mimi); Kijong Wi (Rudolfo); Anthony Cleverton (Schaunard); Diego Catala (Marcello); Denis Mastromonaco, music director; Penny Cookson, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787- 8811. -. Also Nov 2(eve). ●●2:00: Toronto Mozart Players. In Concert. Mozart: Church Sonatas for strings and organ K244, K245, K274, K328, K336; Two Milanese String Quartets K157 & K160; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Megan Miceli, soprano; Lyndsay Promane, mezzo; Daniel Norman, organ; David Bowser, conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 647-478-7532. ; (st). ●●2:00: VPAN - Three for the Show. Canadian Guitar Quartet. Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel, Louis Trépanier, guitars. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953- 5122. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Singing for Our Lives: Singing Out Faith in Our Interfaith World. Andrew Donaldson and Wendy Donaldson, leaders. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416- 694-6436. Free. 2:30: refreshments. ●●3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band. Cascades. Guest: Carol Jantsch, tuba; Jean- Michel Malouf, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. . ●●3:00: Hart House. Amy Hillis. Classical and contemporary works. Amy Hillis, violin; Katherine Dowling, piano. Hart House, Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-5552 x452. Free. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Danish String Quartet. Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob. III:32, Op.20, No.2; Abrahamsen: String Quartet No.2; Beethoven: String Quartet No.7 in F, Op.59, No.1. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -85. ●●4:00: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. The Great War: A Commemoration. Concert marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Fauré: Requiem; Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem. Amy Dodington, soprano; Paul Winkelmans, baritone; Nelson Lohnes, bass-baritone; Shawn Grenke, piano, organ and conductor; Lydia Adams, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-446-0188. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●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. SUN 4 NOV AT 4 Choral Evensong plus Pumpkin Tea and at 5 feature to mark WWI’s end FOR KING AND COUNTRY Vintage photos, films, videos and music with Richard Fiennes-Clinton ●●5:00: St. Olave’s Church. For King and Country. Commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I exploring the role of the monarch. Choral Evensong for All Souls. St. Olave’s Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Pumpkin Tea to follow. Historian Richard Fiennes-Clinton explores the special role of the monarch on important occasions. ●●6:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: FlamencoArabia. Tarek Ghriri, guitar; Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416- 646-4677. ; -.50(sr/st). Monday November 5 ●●6:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts/ Adonis Group. Small Wonders. Children aged 6 to 16 performing on traditional Arabic instruments. Zaytouna Dabke Folkdance Group and others. Maja Prentice Theatre, 3650 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 905-874-2800. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:00: Toronto Artillery Foundation. Lest We Forget. Toronto Artillery Foundation Band; John Mcdermott, tenor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-635- 2763. . ●●7:30: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Singing Stars: The Next Generation. A program of opera and oratorio arias. Rachel Andrist, piano. Zoomer Hall, 70 Jefferson Ave. 416-362-1422 or ircpa. net. (all tickets at door); (adv); (sr/ arts workers adv). Free parking. Post-concert reception celebrating IRCPA’s 35th anniversary. Tuesday November 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: A Tribute to Memory. Artists of the Glenn Gould School. 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. Rising Stars Recital, students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Singing our Songs. Arias and lieder. Young artists in the classical vocal performance studios of Stephanie Bogle, Norma Burrowes, and Karen Rymal. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. Wednesday November 7 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Stefani Bedin, organ. All Saints Kingsway B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Barrie, Belleville, Cambridge, Cobourg, Drayton, Elmira, Elora, Fergus, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Merrickville, Midland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Stratford, Waterloo. Monday October 1 ●●Oct 01 7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club. North Sea Gas. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-473-2099. /(adv). 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. Thanks to: Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils, the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Q1 natural, private donors, partners and volunteers. IRCPA, 43 Bright Street, Toronto, M5A 3H5 • Charitable Number BN: 100220417 info@ircpa.net 416.362.1422 www.ircpa.net TEN SINGING STARS - NEXT GENERATION IN CONCERT Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:15pm from their Encounter with Adrianne Pieczonka Everybody gets to sing an aria... chosen by people in the business, these are real contenders for the next generation! — Brett Polegato, 2017 Encounter guest Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. John Paul Farahat, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Moderne Frau. Adi Braun Sextet. 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. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir. Handel: The Messiah (Part I). Lisette Canton, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). Advance tickets until Nov 5. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Lila Downs. Traditional Mexican music blended with blues, jazz, soul, and hip. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. -. 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. Meng Su and Yameng Wang, guitar duo. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. ; (faculty/ staff); (st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The Jim Cuddy Band. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722. ; (Hot Ticket); (univ/college); (high school). Also Oct 4. ●●7:30: Snaggle. Snaggle Featuring POST-CONCERT CELEBRATION IRCPA 35TH ANNIVERSARY! ZOOMER HALL, 70 Jefferson Ave. Liberty Village, Toronto (free parking available) TICKETS: Advance - / seniors/arts workers • At the door - thewholenote.com October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 53

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