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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.

Sunday

Sunday November 25 YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH PRESENTS REQUIEM A NEW WORK BY DAWN KING WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 11:00 AM ●●11:00am: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Requiem by Dawn King. Yorkminster Park Minster Singers. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. Religious service. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. The Dream & Being and Nothingness. See Nov 21. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Mazzoleni Masters Series: ARC Ensemble. Revival of recently discovered works by Czech-born A. Concerts in the GTA ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2PM Pre-Concert Talk at 1pm with ARC Artistic Director Simon Wynberg MAZZOLENI CONCERT HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance composer Walter Kaufmann. Artists of the Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . 1pm: Pre-concert lecture by ARC Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg. ●●2:30: Music Gallery. Listening Choir. Works by Pauline Oliveros. Anne Bourne, conductor. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. Free. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Opera: Street Scene. Music by Isabel Bayrakdarian in Werther by Jules Massenet in French with English surtitles 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, 24(all at 7:30pm). ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Werther. Music by Jules Massenet. Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano; Holly Chapman, soprano; Matthew Chittick, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Narmina Afandijeva, music director and pianist. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800- 708-6754. ; ; . In French with English Surtitles. ●●3:00: Aga Khan Museum. Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan. Peter Hatch: new work; Lou Harrison: suite of works (arr.Andrew Timar). Aga Suparman, composer/musician; Nurrika, dancer. 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (friends of the museum); .50(sr/st). ●●3:00: 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. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 70 Silver Birch Ave. 416-578-6602. ; Free(child under 12). Also Nov. 24 (7:30pm - Church of the Holy Trinity). Benefit concert for Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas program. ●●3:00: Music on Main. In Concert. Ursula Ivonoffski, soprano; Wesley Bells, violin; Vlad Soloviev, piano. Trinity United Church (Newmarket), 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. 905- 895-4851. ; (st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Gabriela Montero: Innocence and Experience. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15; Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs; Montero: Scenes from Childhood; Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No.2 in b Op.61; Montero: Improvisations. Gabriela Montero, piano. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -85. Preconcert Talk at 2pm. ●●3:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Kaffeemusik: The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Tales of Musical Camaraderie. Peter Keleghan guides the audience through humorous fairy tales about solidarity among musicians. Madrigals by Lassus, Banchieri, Dowland and others. Peter Keleghan, narrator; Lucas Harris, lute/cittern; Kirk Elliott, fiddle, flutes, bagpipes; Elizabeth Anderson, guest conductor. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. TSYO Fall Concert. Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; and other works. Simon Rivard, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. ; (youth). ●●3:30: Tafelmusik. Sound the Trumpet! See Nov 22. Brett Polegato Matt Chittick Holly Chaplin The impossible love of Goethe’s tragic hero is pitted against an unforgiving social environment. Narmina Afandiyeva, Music Director & Pianist VOICEBOX Chorus Robert Cooper, Chorus Director SUN NOVEMBER 25 2:30 PM VOICE B OX OPERA IN CONCERT Guillermo Silva-Marin General Director 416-366-7723 | 1-800-708-6754 | www.stlc.com Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. The Bremen Town Musicians (and other tales of musical camaraderie) Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West (416) 763-1695 torontochamberchoir.ca ●●3:30: Wychwood Clarinet Choir. Clarinet Bells Ring. Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock; Traditional: Appalachian Folk Carol (arr. John Phillips); Holst: St. Paul’s Suite; Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (selections); Anderson: Sleigh Ride; Christmas Festival. Christina Haldane, soprano; Michele Jacot, clarinet and conductor. Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. 647-292-4204. ; (sr/st); Free(child under 12 acc. by adult). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Twilight Recital. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-365-7865. Free. Donations welcome. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: A Charlie Brown Christmas. John Sherwood, piano; Scott Alexander, bass; Brian Barlow, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. In Concert. Pre-Christmas jazz medley. Miro Letko, Elizabeth Martin and Friends. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294. ; (st). ●●7:00: Achill Choral Society. Never a 50 | November 1 - December 7, 2018 thewholenote.com

Brighter Star. Hayes: Gloria; Forrest: Never a Brighter Star; Daley: All This Night and seasonal favourites. Roger Flock, percussion; Shawn Grenke, conductor; Krista Rhodes, piano. Christ Church Anglican (Bolton), 22 Nancy St., Bolton. 519-942-6110. ; (st 13-17); (child). Also Dec 1 (3pm, Alliston), Dec 2 (3pm, Orangeville). ●●7:30: North Wind Concerts. From Far Away, Nearby. Arja Kastinen, kantele; Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy/percussion; Allison Melville, flute/recorder. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-588-4301. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. York University Concert and Chamber Choirs. Fauré: Requiem; Langlais: Messe solennelle. Lisette Canton, conductor; Matthew Larkin, organ. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). Advance tickets avail. until Nov 22. Monday November 26 ●●7:30: Shaftsbury Salon Series. Strings and Reeds. Piazzolla: Le grand Tango; Bach: French Suite No. 5. Michael Bridge, accordion; Joseph Johnson, cello. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883 or 647-638- 4234. . ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Brass Chamber Ensembles. Jeffrey Reynolds, director. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Tuesday November 27 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Nazar: Music of the Mediterranean. Turkwaz. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Fire and Snow. U of T Percussion Ensemble; Ensemble BPM. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Louise Bessette, Piano. Escales: Un piano autour du monde/ Piano Around the World. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). 7:15: pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Loose Tea Music Theatre. Whose Opera Is It Anyway? Opera and comedy using short-form, game-based improv. Amanda Cogan, Gillian Grossman, Rachel Krehm, Erin Stone and Michael York; Natasha Fransblow, piano; Gregory Finney, host. The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue, 2nd Floor. 416-722- 2898. . Wednesday November 28 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Songs in the Key of Cree. Tomson Highway, piano/composer; Patricia Cano, vocals; Marcus Ali, saxophone. 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: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble and 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra. Christine Duncan, director (Vocal Jazz Ensemble); Jim Lewis, director (11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra). Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. North/ White Wednesday November 28 2018 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com Thursday November 29 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Portraits and Fantasias. David Dias da Silva, clarinet; Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, piano. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Not Just Mozart. Works by Mozart, Ries and J.V. Grossmann. Enrico Elisi, piano. 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: Classical Piano Showcase. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●2:00: Don Mills Library. Holiday Saxophone. Sidecar78 Saxophone Quartet (Norman Miller, soprano; Mike Lewis, alto; Jeff Densham, tenor; Graziano Brescacin, baritone. 888 Lawrence Ave E. 416-395-5710. Free (call for registration). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music Ensembles. Brian Katz, Jenny Blackbird, Gary Nagata, directors. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. Free. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Symphony Orchestra. Mark Chambers, conductor. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/ st). Friday November 30 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. Tristan Savella, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●6:15: COSI Connection/COSA Canada. The Merry Widow! Music by Léhar. Ryan Downey, tenor (Danilo); Tatiana Stanishich, soprano (Hanna Glawari); Matthew Dalen, tenor (Camille); Kathryn Rose Johnston, soprano (Valencienne); Kathryn Tremills, piano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-272- 6232. ; (st). ●●7:00: Opera For All. Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, Oh My! Chorus and soloists from the Opera Studio. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-315-0049. . Audience is encouraged to sing along! ●●7:30: Heliconian Club. Welcome to the Cabaret. Music by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Joplin, Schoenberg, and others. Singers, instrumentalists, and pianists from the Heliconian Club. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647- 833-5400. . ●●7:30: Newmarket Citizens Band. Comfort and Joy. Guest: York Highland Chorus. Old Town Hall, Newmarket, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. 905-726-2641. ; Free(child under 12). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and More. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Suite No.1 from The Nutcracker; Symphony No.4. Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 28, 29, Dec 2(mat). ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Gospel Choir. Karen Burke, conductor. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre/Hennepin Theatre Trust. All is Calm. A musical reliving Christmas of 1914 – the first year of World War I - with firsthand accounts by World War I soldiers, patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols. Peter Rothstein, artistic director; musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. Dinner package available. November 27 at 8pm LOUISE BESSETTE pianist ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. North/White. Thorvaldsdottir: Dreaming; Louie: Take the Dog Sled; Schafer: North/White. Evie Mark and Akinisie Sivuarapik, Inuit throat singers; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 7:15 pm pre-concert chat. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and More. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Suite No.1 from The Nutcracker; Symphony No.4. Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 29, 30, Dec 2(mat). ●●9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Rebecca Enkin, vocals; Mike Allen, guitar; Artie Roth, bass. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. . Also 10:15pm. November 29 8 PM thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7, 2018 | 51 SEASON 2018 / 2019 www.livingartscentre.ca ●●8:00: Living Arts Centre. Choir Choir Choir. Interactive theatre, comedy and a concert. The audience is the choir. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and More. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Suite No.1 from The Nutcracker; Symphony No.4. Earl Lee, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75-8. Also Nov. 28, 30, Dec 2(mat). All Is Calm November 30 I 8 PM SEASON 2018 / 2019 www.livingartscentre.ca

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Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
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