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Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018

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  • October
  • Toronto
  • Arts
  • Choir
  • Jazz
  • Musical
  • Concerts
  • Performing
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
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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●●3:00: Peterborough Concert Band. 160th Anniversary Concert. Peter Sudbury, music director. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705- 313-1249. . Complimentary reception after concert. Wednesday October 31 ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Annual Halloween Special. Bruce Skelton, violin; Ann-Marie MacDairmid, organ. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. Thursday November 1 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Dean Brody with Andrew Hyatt. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (Hot Ticket); (univ/college); (high school). Friday November 2 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Joseph Lanza, violin; Boris Medicky, harpsichord. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Anandi Bhattacharya: The Voice of Modern India. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (Hot Ticket); (univ/college); (high school). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Great Romantics. Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F (Mvt 3 Lento assai); Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in d; Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in d. Charles-Richard Hamelin, piano; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Nov 3. Saturday November 3 ●●10:30am: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Bear Needs to Sleep. Doors open 30 min before each concert for music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Stay after the concert to meet the performers and their instruments! KWS Musicians; Barbara Croall, storyteller. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W., Kitchener. 519- 745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. ; (child). Also Oct 6(Woolwich Memorial Centre); Oct 20(Waterloo Region Museum). ●●7:30: Guelph Chamber Choir. Haven: Music of Protection and Peace. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (selections); and works by Schütz, Emery, Burhans and Murray. Guest: Patrick Murray, conductor. St. George’s Anglican Church (Guelph), 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ;(under 30); (under 14). Part of Guelph Chamber Choir’s “Passing The Baton: The Search for our Next Conductor” series. ●●7:30: Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. Voices of Freedom Concert. Peterson: Hymn to Freedom; Johnson: Protest Song; Better Than This; Botos: Praise; Hope; Richardson: Railway Porter’s Song. Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson, vocals; Robi Botos, piano; Mike Downes, bass; Larnell Lewis, drums; Joseph Callender, saxophone. FirstOntario B. Concerts Beyond the GTA VOICES OF FREEDOM CONCERT November 3, 7:30pm MOLLY JOHNSON, JACKIE RICHARDSON, AND MORE! St. Catharines bravoniagara.org Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 289-868-9177. -. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Ensembles: Danish String Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartet in F Op.59; and works by Haydn and Abrahmsen. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. - ; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Great Romantics. Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F (Mvt 3 Lento assai); Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in d; Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in d. Charles-Richard Hamelin, piano; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717. -. Also Nov 2. Sunday November 4 ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Songs of Norway. Grieg: Three Violin Sonatas. Jeremy Bell, violin; Shoshana Telner, piano. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. In Concert. Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Selections from West Side Story (arr. Bergmann); Barber: From Souvenirs Op.28; Milhaud: La Création du monde; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Bergmann Piano Duo. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886-1673. ; (st). Monday November 5 ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Early Music Studio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. Tuesday November 6 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Guest Artist Recital: Jayme Stone’s Folklife. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Soloists: Stephen Hough, Piano. Liszt: Mephisto Waltz; and works by Debussy and Chopin. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424. -; -(faculty/ staff); -(st). Wednesday November 7 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Chamber Music Recital. Works by Bach, Prokofiev, and others. Matthew Christako, cello; Benjamin Smith, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). 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. ●●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. Opened Sep 30. 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. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Hadrian. Music by Rufus Wainwright, libretto by Daniel MacIvor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -5. Opens Oct 13, 7:30pm. Runs to Oct 27. Days and times vary, visit coc.ca for details. ●●Castle Music Productions. inCanto: A Journey of Italian Music Through Time. Music from Puccini, Il Volo, Pavarotti, Sinatra, Modugno and Mina. Roselawn Centre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne. 905-834- 7572. . Oct 13, 8pm. ●●12:15: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Kitchener). Wednesday Noon-Hour Concerts. Jeff “The Lion” Cato, Christian singersongwriter. 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 226-647-1290. Free. Low-cost lunches available in the foyer from 11:30 am or bring your own. Meghan Lindsay poses as the statue in Opera Atelier's Pygmalion ●●Curtain Call Players. The Wedding Singer. Music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin, based on the film. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416-703-6181. . Opens Nov 2, 8pm. Runs to Nov 10(mat). Thurs-Sat(8pm). Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Dancyn Productions. Billy Bishop Goes to War. Written and composed by John MacLaughlan Gray and Eric Peterson. Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa. 905-233-8420. . Opens Oct 24, 8pm. Runs to Oct 28. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●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/ BRUCE ZINGER 56 | October 1 - November 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Sun(2pm), Wed-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Man of La Mancha. Music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, book by Dale Wasserman. Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. 46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Oct 10, 2pm. Runs to Nov 4. Tues-Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm), Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Etobicoke Musical Productions. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 416-248-0410. ; (sr/st). Opens Oct 19, 8pm. Runs to Oct 28. Thurs- Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: also Oct 27(2pm). ●●Georgetown Bach Chorale. Opera Gala. Arias, duets and choruses from popular operas. St. John’s United Church, 11 Guelph St., Georgetown. 905-873-9909. ; (st/ child). Oct 20, 8pm. ●●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). Opened Sep 21. Runs to Oct 6. Wed- Sat(8pm), Oct 6(2pm/8pm). ●●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. (door); (adv); (sr/arts workers adv). Nov 5, 7:30pm. ●●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. Opened Sep 8. 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. Opened Sep 21. Runs to Oct 27. Fri/ Sat(8pm/11pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Newsies. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Nov 2, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 25. Fri/Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm,4pm). ●●Mirvish. Ain’t Too Proud. Featuring the music of The Temptations. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Oct 11, 8pm. Runs to Nov 17. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical. Music, lyrics and book by Jim Steinman. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Oct 16, 8pm. Runs to Nov 4. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●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). ●●Mirvish. Forever Tango. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Nov 6, 8pm. Runs to Nov 11. Tues- Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Friends! The Musical Parody. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. -. Opens Nov 1, 8pm. Runs to Nov 25. Tues-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm), Wed(1:30pm). ●●Music on Main. In Concert. Works by Verdi, Rossini, Wagner, Mozart, Vaughan Williams and others. Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905-895-4851. ; (st). Oct 13, 7:30pm. ●●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). Opened Sep 13. Runs to 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). ●●Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. and up. Opens Oct 25, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 3. Days and times vary. Visit operaatelier.com for details. ●●Opera by Request. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Music by W. A. Mozart, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. In concert with piano accompaniment. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Opens Nov 2, 7:30pm. Also Nov 3. ●●Opera York. La Bohème. Music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. -. Also Nov 4(mat). Opens Nov 2, 7:30pm. Also Nov 4(2pm). ●●Royal Conservatory. 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. ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Oklahoma! Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. ; (sr/st). Opens Nov 1, 8pm. Runs to Nov 17(mat). Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●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 from May 3. Runs to Oct 14. Days and times vary. D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) As we work towards listing club events with our main listings in an integrated searchable format, some listings here are less complete than they were previously. Please visit the website addresses provided for specific venues or use the phone number provided for more detailed information. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience. 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 120diner.com (full schedule) All shows: PWYC (- suggested) Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 alleycatz.ca All shows: Call for cover charge info. Mondays 8:30pm Salsa Night with DJ Romantico with free lessons No cover before Visit shawfest.com 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 from Apr 17. 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 from Apr 27. Runs to Oct 31. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Toronto Musical Concerts. Merrily We Roll Along. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 647-298-9338. ; (sr/ st). Opens Oct 17, 7:30pm. Also Oct 18. ●●Toronto Operetta Theatre. Elizabeth and Friends: A Night Among the Stars. Music from Gilbert & Sullivan to Broadway. Elizabeth DeGrazia, soprano; Gabrielle Prata, mezzo; Keith Klassen, tenor; Robert Longo, baritone. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 416- 922-2912. . Oct 11, 8pm. ●●Toronto Operetta Theatre. Out of Character. Music from Latin America. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-922- 2912. -. Nov 3, 4pm. ●●Unsung Heroes Productions. The Jewish Mega Musical Revue. Vaughan City Playhouse, 1000 New Westminster Dr, Thornhill. unsungheroesproductions.com. . Opens Oct 20, 7pm. Also Oct 21(1pm, 7pm). ●●VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Comedy Unbound! A tribute to Stuart Hamilton. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. ; ; . Oct 21, 2:30pm. ●●Young People’s Theatre. Mary Poppins. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, book by Julian Fellowes. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416- 862-2222. -. Opens Nov 5, 10:15am. Runs to Jan 6. Days and times vary. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for details. 10:00pm. Tuesdays 8:30pm Bachata Night with Weekly Guest DJ with free lessons Ladies free before 10:30pm. Wednesdays 7pm Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Andrew “Voodoo” Walters. Thursdays 8pm Canadian Discovery Series. Fri & Sat 9:30pm Funk, Soul, R&B Top 40 cover after 9pm. Sat 3pm-6pm Matinee Jazz. Oct 4 Jasmine Samadhin. Oct 5 Gyles Band. Oct 6 Soular. Oct 11 Shanty Sweets. YOU CAN SING OPERA! Opera For All is a Toronto choir program led by Spanish conductor Álvaro Lozano Gutiérrez, designed for both seasoned choristers and firsttime singers. Over the course of four weeks, choristers will attend 8 lessons, culminating in a performance at CBC’s prestigious Glenn Gould Studio. All you need is a great teacher, and some practice. NOVEMBER 5-30 REHEARSALS Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church (College and Bellevue) contact@operaforall.ca operaforall.ca thewholenote.com October 1 - November 7, 2018 | 57

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