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Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018

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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.

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Allen. Works by Beethoven and others. Ric Waugh (Beethoven); Tom Allen (host/Anton Schindler); Patricia O’Callaghan (Susannah Sotto); Bryce Kulak (piano/Theodore Molt); Lori Gemmel, harp; Richard Greenblat, stage director. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091. /(adv). ●●2:00: Gallery 345. Music of Hildegard of Bingen. Instrumental interpretations/improvisations on Hildegard’s music. Jeff Bird, harmonica; Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy; Witold Grabowiecki, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●2:00: 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 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: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Folk of the Baroque. Works by McGibbon, Veracini, Geminiani, Oswald and others. Rezan Onen-Lapointe and Kailey Richards, violins; Benjamin Stein, lute/voice; David Podgorski, harpsichord; Rebecca Morton, cello. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 647-779-5696. /(adv online); (st). ●●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. A. Concerts in the GTA Singing for Our Lives Led by Andrew and Wendy Donaldson presented by the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society Nov 4, 2:30pm 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. ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church. Organ Music. Works by Franck, Hindemith and Tournemire. Stefani Bedin, organ. St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-921-8116. Free. ●●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: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●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. ●●4:30: Joel Sheridan. With A Song in Their Hearts. Songs of Joe Williams, Chet Baker, Johnny Hartman and Mel Tormé. Joel Sheridan, vocals; Richard Whiteman, piano; Jordan O’Connor, bass. Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. 416-961-9425. PWYC (- suggested). ●●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). ●●6:30: Pocket Concerts. Pocket Concert at RYU. Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.2 in a Op.13; Knox: Satellites for String Quartet. Sheila Jaffé, violin; Rory McLeod, viola. RYU, 361 Queen St. W. 647-219-8607. -. ●●7:00: Armenian General Benevolent Union. Tigran Ohanyan in Concert. Works by Verdi, Komitas, Puccini, Gounod, and Lara. Tigran Ohanyan, tenor; Marieta Korukhehian, soprano; Gregory Chaverdian, piano. Alex Manoogian Cultural Centre, 930 Progress Ave., Scarborough. 416-431-2428. and . 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/Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lest We Forget. Toronto Artillery Foundation Band; John McDermott, tenor; and guests,. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. . A fundraising event in support of the Toronto Artillery Foundation. ●●7:15: International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. Singing Stars: The Next Generation. A program of opera and oratorio arias. Tonia Cianciulli, Jocelyn Fralick, Beth Hagerman, Teiya Kasahara, Kathleen Promane, Sara Schabas, Gwenna Fairchild- Taylor, sopranos; Georgia Burashko, mezzo; Zachary Rioux and John-Michael Scapin, tenors; Rachel Andrist, piano. Zoomer Hall, 70 Jefferson Ave. 416-362-1422 or (all tickets cash only at door); (adv); (sr/arts workers adv). Free parking. Postconcert reception celebrating IRCPA’s 35th anniversary. Tuesday November 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: A Tribute to Memory. Rachmaninoff: Trio Élégiaque No.1 in g; Smetana: Piano Trio in g. Artists of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at 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/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. 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. David Briggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. 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 Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571- 3680. Freewill offering. 45-minute concert. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. 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. LEST WE FORGET A FUNDRAISING EVENT IN SUPPORT OF THE TORONTO ARTILLERY FOUNDATION A 100th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF WWI NOVEMBER 5, 2018, 7:00pm YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH JOIN TENOR JOHN McDERMOTT, HIS SPECIAL GUESTS, AND THE TORONTO ARTILLERY FOUNDATION BAND AS THEY PRESENT AN EVENING OF MUSIC, PERFORMANCE AND PAGEANTRY IN HONOUR OF OUR VETERANS AND SERVICE PERSONNEL TICKETS ONLINE, OR AT THE DOOR 42 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 WHOLENOTE MAGAZINE

●●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: Aga Khan Museum. Bloodsongs. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. -. ●●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. -. ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. See Nov 1. Also Nov 8, 9, 10. Thursday November 8 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Remembering Kristallnacht. Constanze Beckmann, piano; Atis Bankas, violin. 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. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | 1.30 PM THOMAS OLIEMANS Thomas Oliemans, baritone Malcolm Martineau, piano 416-923-7052 Smith, performers. Tran Centre for the Performing Arts, 226 Greary Ave. 647-332-3352. Free. Donations accepted. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony and York University Symphony Orchestra’s Preview Concert. Mark Chambers and William Thomas, conductors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. See Nov 1. Also Nov 9, 10. STEFFANI: DRAMA & DEVOTION Nov 8–11, 2018 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Steffani: Drama & Devotion. Steffani: Stabat Mater; Steffani: Arias from Henrico Leone, Tassilone, and Niobe. Krisztina Szabo, mezzo-soprano; Ivars Taurins, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. and up. Also Nov 9, 10, 11(mat). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●8:30: Lula Lounge. Russell Drago and His Classic Jazz Combo. 1585 Dundas St. W. 416- 588-0307. . Friday November 9 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Rachmaninov: Sonata Op.19. Dongso (Julia) Kim, cello; Xuan He, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. Sounds from Iraq. Canadian Arabic Orchestra; Hassan Tamim, singer. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-682-6736. .50-. ●●7:30: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. A Concert of Remembrance. Geoffrey Sirett, baritone; Rob Crabtree, piper; Anne Lindsay, Celtic violin; Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp; Eric N. Robertson, conductor; and others. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Pique Dame. Tchaikovsky. In concert with piano accompaniment. Paul Williamson, tenor (Gherman); Anush Pasishnik, soprano (Lisa); Anna Belikova, mezzo (Countess); Yevgeny Yablonovsky, baritone (Count Tomsky); Andrey Andreychik, baritone (Prince Yeletsky); and others; William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . ●●7:30: Serge Grinkoff. Voci Belli. Works by Mozart, Gluck, Vivaldi, Bellini, Schubert and others. Serge Grinkoff, baritone; Mary- Komech, Anda Zeng, and Faith Gumahad, soprano; Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair, piano; and others. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 647-402-0364. . Lawrence Park Fridays@8 Concerts AND PRESENTS KEN COWAN Concert Organist Friday, November 9, 8 pm ●●8:00: Lawrence Park Fridays at 8/Royal Canadian College of Organists Toronto. Organ Recital. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Florence Grand Organ. Ken Cowan, organ. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551. /(adv); (RCCO members). Reception to follow. ●●8:00: Mandle Phil. All Awakens with Joy. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon. Thomas Oliemans, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052. . ●●5:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust. The Lairds of Swing Jazz Party Jam. Harry Allen, saxophone; Guido Basso, trumpet; Ken Peplowski, reeds; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Warren Vache, cornet. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-515-0200. 0. Ticket price substantially tax deductible. Complimentary cocktail reception. Gala dinner service. 2018 Ken Page Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. ●●7:30: Canadian Music Centre. CMC Presents: Thin Edge New Music Collective. 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601 x201. General: /(adv); CMC Members/arts workers: /(adv); Students: /(adv). ●●7:30: Jelena Cingara and Friends. Schubert’s & Mozart’s Piano Works. Schubert: Trout Quintet; Mozart: Second Piano Quartet. Jelena Cingara, Erika Nielsen, Brenna Mclane, Gwyneth Thompson and Graham SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Britten War Requiem. Britten: War Reqiuem. Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano; Toby Spence, tenor; Russell Braun, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Children’s Chorus; Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8. Also Nov. 10. November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 43

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