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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.

SOUND THE TRUMPET! Nov

SOUND THE TRUMPET! Nov 21–25, 2018 Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org 23, 24, 25(mat). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. Music by Felix Mendelssohn and Philip Glass. Frederick Ashton, choreographerGuillaume Côté, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 345-9595. -5. Opening Night. Runs to Nov 25. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm). A. Concerts in the GTA Carols & Lullabies ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. Eric Hall, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Frank Falco, directors. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416- 736-2100 x20054. Free. Festival runs Nov 19-22. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. Bound v.2. Music by George Frideric Handel and Kevin Lau. Miriam Khalil, soprano; David Trudgen, countertenor; Andrew Haji, tenor; Justin Welsh, baritone; Topher Mokrzewski, conductor. The Great Hall, Longboat Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 647-367-8943. -. See Nov 19. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto/Musical Stage Company. UnCovered: Joni Mitchell & Carole King. Concert featuring hit songs of Mitchell and King performed by stars of the stage. Aimee Bessada, Jully Black, Sara Farb, Hailey Gillis, Jackie Richardson and others. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985- 2787. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto 4. Adams: City Noir; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Ravel: Boléro. Kirill Gerstein, piano; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 23, 24. Saturday, November 24th, 2018 ~ 8 pm Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Avenue • Toronto Ticket pricing: Adults Under 35 & Seniors • Students Tickets available at www.orianachoir.com or Hart House Tickets at 416-978-8849 ORIANA Women’s Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of www.orianachoir.com 2018 / 2019 Season Presents info@orianachoir.com Thursday November 22 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Student Chamber Music Ensembles. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Vocal Ensembles. Richard Whiteman, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 19-22. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: York University Chamber Strings. Matt Brubeck, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459- 0701. Free. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. Runs to Nov 25. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●2:00: Orchardviewers/Music Toronto. In Concert. Fauré: Violin Sonata No.2 in A; Ravel: Violin Sonata No.2 in G; Shostakovich: Duets for two violins and piano. Huachu Huang, violin; Jennifer Murphy, violin; Qiao Yi Miao Mu, piano. Toronto Public Library, Northern District, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●6:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Choirs. Mim Adams, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 19-22. ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. Runs to Nov 25. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Street Scene. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Langston Hughes. Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 23, 24, 25(2:30pm). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Festival: York U Jazz Orchestra. Mike Cadó, conductor. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free. Festival runs Nov 19-22. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Soweto Gospel Choir – Songs of the Free. Concert celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Soweto Gospel Choir. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Nov 23. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Duos for Violin and Piano. J-S Bez, violin; J-L Therrien, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). Cash only. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Sound the Trumpet! See Nov 22. Also Nov 23, 24, 25(3:30pm). Friday November 23 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Sonatas by Debussy and Schumann. Jean-Samuel Bez, violin; Jean-Luc Therrien, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. KING’S CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS Tango, Jazz and More Friday Nov 23, 7:30PM Oakville ●●7:30: King’s Concert Series. Tango, Jazz and More. Works by Piazzolla and Rota. Angela Park, piano; Julian Milkis, clarinet; Andras Weber, cello. King’s Christian Collegiate, 528 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Oakville. 647- 284-0334. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. Also Nov 24(2pm & 7:30pm), 25(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. La bohème. Leoncavallo. In concert with piano accompaniment. Robert Martin, tenor (Marcello); Deena Nicklefork, soprano (Musetta); Kyle Lehmann, baritone (Rodolfo); Cristina Pisani, soprano (Mimi); Austin Larusson, baritone (Schaunard); and others; William Shookhoff, piano. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Also Nov 25 (3:00, Belleville). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto 4. Adams: City Noir; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Ravel: Boléro. Kirill Gerstein, piano; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 21, 24. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Street Scene. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Langston Hughes. Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 22, 24, 25(2:30pm). 48 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Photos by Claire Harvey ALLISON CAMERON Mini-Festival NOV.23+24 Pass Available ARRAYMUSIC ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Allison Cameron Mini- Festival: Concert I. Allison Cameron: Four Postcards; In Memoriam Robert Ashley; Kid Baltan; New Work (Arraymusic commission). Array Ensemble + c_Rl (Catherine Cosbey, violin; Lydia Munchinsky, cello; Colleen Cook, clarinet; Stephen Clarke, piano; David Schotzko, percussion; and others). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Also Nov 24. ●●8:00: Civic Theatres Toronto. Soweto Gospel Choir – Songs of the Free. Concert celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Soweto Gospel Choir. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Nov 22. ●●8:00: Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Day that Changed Music. Applebaum: Stratford Fanfare No.2; Mozart: Horn Concerto in E-Flat K.495; Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro; Beethoven: Symphony No.3 “Eroica”. Samir Abd-Elmessih, horn; Matthew Jones, conductor. Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. 416-239-5665. ; (sr)/(adv); (st). ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Handel’s Messiah. St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Church, 10193 Heritage Rd., Brampton. 905- 873-9909. ; (st/child). With orchestra. ●●8:00: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Irish Mythen. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784. -. ●●8:00: Raffi Altounian. Imagine: Red. Music by Sarasate, Rodrigo, Jobim, Villa Lobos, Piazzolla. Carmen Romero, flamenco dancer; Gabriel; Sanchez Ortega, baritone; Raffi Altounian, guitar. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-528-5349. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Bramwell Tovey Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Elgar: Cello Concerto in e Op.85; Mahler: Blumine; R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite, TrV227d. Hannah Craig, cello; Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -60. Prelude Recital at 6:45pm; Pre-concert Talk at 7:15pm. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Sound the Trumpet! See Nov 22. Also Nov 24, 25(3:30pm). Saturday November 24 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. Also Nov 24(7:30pm), 25(2pm). ●●4:30: Royal Conservatory. 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 (ticket required). ●●5:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. A Child’s Prayer. James MacMillan: A Child’s Prayer; and other works. Choristers from the Theatre of Early Music and Schola Cantorum; Daniel Taylor, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st); free(UofT st). ●●7:00: Oakville Choir for Children and Youth. Come Together in Song. Raise Her Voice and A Few Good Men Choirs. Clearview Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (under 13). ●●7:30: Angela Maria Sanchez. Italia! Mio Tesoro. Works by Bellini, Puccini, Donizetti and others. Alvaro Vasquez-Robles, tenor; Angela Maria Sanchez, soprano; Melanie Taverna, soprano; Jennifer Tung, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-456-9266. ; free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Es Nascido - He is Born. Flecha the Elder: La Bomba; Brudieu: Seven Joys of Mary; Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium; Guerrero: Pastores Loquebantur. Michael Erdman, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-578-6602. ; Free(child under 12). Also Nov. 25 (3pm - St. Aidan’s Anglican Church). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. Also Nov 25(2pm). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Out of This World. Includes Astronaut’s Playlist, Superman, and Moonscape. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416-742-4237. ; (st). Free parking, accessible. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Street Scene. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Langston Hughes. Sandra Horst, conductor; Michael Patrick Albano, director. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 22, 23, 25(2:30pm). ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Allison Cameron Mini- Festival: Concert II. Allison Cameron and friends. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416- 532-3019. or PWYC. See Nov 23. ●●8:00: Chorus York, Richmond Hill. Top Hats & Tunes. Stéphane Potvin, conductor; Jared Tehse, accompanist. St. Matthew’s United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill. 905-884-7922. ; (sr); (st with id). Reception following concert. ●●8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. Handel’s Messiah. Christ Church Anglican (Brampton), 4 Elizabeth St. N., Brampton. 905-873-9909. ; (st/child). With orchestra. ●●8:00: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC). Take Five: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Concert celebrates JPEC’s 10th anniversary. Music by Brubeck and Desmond. Remi Bolduc, alto sax; Bernie Senensky, piano; Steven Wallace, bass; Terry Clark, drums; Reg Schwager, guitar. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-461- 7744. ; (st). ●●8:00: Nagata Shachu. Rhythm, Stories, Movement. Rui Umezawa, storyteller; Noriko Kusama and Yuichiro Inoue, dancers. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-978- 8849. -; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Carols and Lullabies. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Susa: Carols and Lullabies; Emery: Snow Dreams; Spry: Christmas Prayer; Henderson: Jesu, Meine Freude. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-978-8849. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory/Songwriters Association of Canada. Music Mix: SongBird North. Sean Jones, soul singer; Blair Packham, host. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Sondra Radvanovsky In Recital. An all-Italian program from Bel Canto to Verismo. Sondra Radvanovsky,soprano; Anthony Manoli, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50-5. ●●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 3. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Sound the Trumpet! Locatelli: Christmas Concerto; Corrette: Christmas Concerto; Rebel: Les caractères de la danse; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F. David Blackadder, trumpet; Elisa Citterio, violin and conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964- 6337. and up. Also Nov 21, 22, 23, 25(mat). ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Concerto 4. Adams: City Noir; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Ravel: Boléro. Kirill Gerstein, piano; John Storgårds, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 21, 23. ●●8:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Roman Festival. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Rossini: Theme and Variations for Clarinet; Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; Vivaldi: Spring from the Four Seasons; Respighi: Pines of Rome. Mike Dassios, clarinet. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 416- 410-0860. ; (sr); (st). thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 49

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