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Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018

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  • November
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Arts
  • Orchestra
  • Performing
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Reluctant arranger! National Ballet Orchestra percussionist Kris Maddigan on creating the JUNO and BAFTA award-winning smash hit Cuphead video game soundtrack; Evergreen by name and by nature, quintessentially Canadian gamelan (Andrew Timar explains); violinist Angèle Dubeau on 20 years and 60 million streams; two children’s choirs where this month remembrance and living history must intersect. And much more, online in our kiosk now, and on the street commencing Thursday November 1.

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 56. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 59. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 61. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 63. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from November 1 to December 7, 2018. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Monday October 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Thursday November 1 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of U of T Opera’s production of Weill’s Street Scene. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●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 for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231 or coccentrestage.ca. From . 5:30 Cocktail reception; 6:30 Ensemble Studio Competition. ●●6:15: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. All Saints Day solemn eucharist. Music by T.L. de Victoria. Matthew Larkin, music director. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. ●●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. . ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Gregory Millar. Works by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Pentland, Prokofiev and Chopin. Gregory Millar, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). 7:15 pre-concert talk. ●●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 South African music, soul and blues. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 1-800-708-6754. -. ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. In Concert. Dvořák: Symphony No.8; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1; Hindemith: Trauermusik. Jeff Vidov, piano; Paul McCulloch, conductor. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. 647-528-7159. PWYC( suggested). ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. Music by Mozart and Harrison. Robert Glumbek (Bartolo); Benjamin Landsberg (Figaro); Ryan Lee (Marcellina); Daniel McArthur (Count); Victoria Mehaffey (Susanna) and others. Harbourfront Centre Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West. 416-973-4000. - . Discounts for sr/st/artsworkers/groups. Also Nov 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10. Friday November 2 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Op.13 “Pathétique”; and works by Debussy, Liszt and Chopin. Christopher Slade, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●6:15: St. Thomas’s Anglican Church. All Souls’ Day solemn eucharist. Duruflé: Requiem for All Souls. Matthew Larkin, music director. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-979-2323. Freewill offering. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●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 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: Continuum Contemporary Music. Super Hot Sax. Iannotta: 3 sur 5; Donatoni: Music at St. Thomas’s Church 383 Huron Street, Toronto Nov. 1 ALL SAINTS’ DAY 6:15 pm Solemn Eucharist Music by T.L. de Victoria Nov. 2 ALL SOULS’ DAY 6:15 pm Requiem for All Souls Music: Requiem by Maurice Duruflé Nov. 11 REMEMBRANCE DAY 7:00 pm Armistice Centennial Service Music by C.V. Stanford, R. Vaughan Williams and Stephanie Martin vvv s Three choral services each Sunday s Advent carols Dec. 2 and 23 at 7:00 pm Details: stthomas.on.ca vvv Matthew Larkin Organist & Director of Music Elizabeth Anderson Associate Organist 40 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

HOT; LeBlanc: The Wind Wrests My Words (world premiere); Romitelli: Natura Morta Con Fiamme; Scime: phase-amplique (world premiere). Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-924-1889. ; (sr/st/arts worker). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Chamber Music Concert. Schubert: Trout Quintet; Mozart: Piano Quintet No.2. Gwyneth Thomson, violin; Brenna McLane, viola; Erika Nielsen, cello; Graham Smith, bass; Jelena Cingara, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. Colin Ainsworth (Actéon & Pygmalion); Mireille Asselin (Diana & Amour); Allyson McHardy (Juno & Céphise); Jesse Blumberg, Christopher Enns, Meghan Lindsay, Cynthia Smithers; Anna Sharpe. Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Chorus of the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music (Daniel Taylor, chorus master); Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. From . 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: The Tears of the Knife. Peter Tiefenbach, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . 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 others. 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. . ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. See Nov 1. Also Nov 3, 7, 8, 9, 10. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. World Music Series: Quique Escamilla’s Day of the Dead Celebration. Latin American-infused rockroots music with theatre, dance and storytelling. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. 7pm: Pre-concert ceremony. ●●8:00: Spectrum Music. The Road Not Travelled. New works by Spectrum composers and featured composer Lowrie. Daniel Ramjattan and James Lowrie, guitar; Flautas del Fuego Flute Duo. Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. From . 7:30: doors open. 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 4pm. ●●4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Out of Character. Music from Latin America. Lynn Isnar, soprano; Margie Bernal, soprano; Stuart Graham, baritone; Guillermo Silva-Marin, baritone; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director and piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. -. ●●4:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Young People’s Concerts: The Mozart Experience. See 2pm. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection. “Radiance”. Laila Biali, piano/ vocals; Ben Wittman, percussion. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691-8082. Free. ●●4:30: Canadian Opera Company. Eugene Onegin. Music by Tchaikovsky. Gordon EUGENE ONEGIN Tchaikovsky SEPT 30 – NOV 3, 2018 coc.ca HE T MUSICA L One church, two centuries SAT, NOV 3 • 7:00pm Our anniversary production celebrating Metropolitan’s 200 years in song, story, and images ADMISSION FREE (DONATIONS WELCOME) 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. Final performance. ●●4:30: Opera Atelier. Charpentier: Actéon / Rameau: Pygmalion. See Nov 2. ●●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: Nexus D9. Nandita Dias in Concert: Memories and Motherhood - A Canadian Story. Deep Ganguly, Sheldon D’Souza, Juahn Pablo Dominguéz, Danny McErian and Franky Dias. Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. nandita.dias@gmail.com. . ●●7:00: Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera. Hindemith: Hin und Züruck; Martinů: The Tears of the Knife. Peter Tiefenbach, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . 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 For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Wright at patriciaw@metunited.org or 416-363-0331 ext. 26. MetUnited Music 56 Queen Street East, Toronto • www.metunited.org MetUnitedMusic 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). ●●8:00: Oakville Symphony. Musical Magic: Grand Opening. In memory of Peter Longworth. 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). ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. See Nov 1. Also Nov 7, 8, 9, 10. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Daniel Hope and Friends: AIR – A Baroque Journey. Works by Vivaldi, Handel, Falconieri, Ortiz, Matteis, Uccelini, and others. Daniel Hope, violin; Simos Papanas, violin; Nicola Mosca, cello; Emanuele Forni luthe; Naoki Kitaya, cello; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -90. ●●8:00: Stella Walker Productions. Stellavision - The 3D World of Stella Walker. Walker: Not Another One Woman Show, I Didn’t Get Her Gams, The Obit Bit, I Feel a Mad Scene Coming On, The Spaces Between Things. Stella Walker, mezzo. The John Candy Box Theatre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd Floor. 416- 340-7270. . Wheelchair accessible. Also Nov 24. 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: Selections from Miroirs; Stephen Prutsman: Two Jazz Etudes. Stephen Prutsman, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. Free (ticket required). ●●1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. Missing Pages. Written by Tom Kingston Road Village CONCERT SERIES presents Sunday Nov 4, 1:30pm thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 41

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