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Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019

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  • Toronto
  • December
  • January
  • Jazz
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  • Arts
  • Theatre
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When is a trumpet like a motorcycle in a dressage event? How many Brunhilde's does it take to change an Elektra? Just two of the many questions you've been dying to ask, to which you will find answers in a 24th annual combined December/January issue – in which our 11 beat columnists sift through what's on offer in the upcoming holiday month, and what they're already circling in their calendars for 2019. Oh, and features too: a klezmer violinist breathing new life into a very old film; two New Music festivals in January, 200 metres apart; a Music & Health story on the restorative powers of a grassroots exercise in collective music-making; even a good reason to go to Winnipeg in the dead of winter. All this and more in Vol 24 No 4, now available in flipthrough format here.

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Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queens Park. Call 416-978-3750 to register. ●●Jan 27 2:00: Classical Music Club Toronto. Christine Goerke’s Elektra. Dramatic soprano Christine Goerke returns to Toronto to perform in Richard Strauss’s Elektra with the Canadian Opera Company. This soprano’s repertoire includes many of the major dramatic soprano roles in the repertoire which we will include in the program. For further information, visit classicalmusicclubtoronto. org or contact John Sharpe at 416-898-2549 or torontoshi@sympatico.ca. Annual membership: (regular); (sr/st). Free for first-time visitors. Donations accepted for refreshments. ●●Jan 28 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Insights: Women in Opera. Some of the most popular operas were penned at a time when equality for women was not a front-ofmind topic of conversation. In this engaging discussion, some of the industry’s leading women, from on and off the stage, will discuss what it’s like to be a woman working in opera. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Admission is free. Tickets must be reserved in advance by visiting coc.ca/ OperaInsights or by calling the COC Box Office at 416-363-8231. ●●Jan 30 7:00: Canadian Opera Company. Opera Talks: Yours Faithfully – Così fan tutte. Presented in partnership with the Toronto Public Library. Join opera scholar Wayne Gooding in a multi-media exploration of Mozart’s wry comedy Così fan tutte. Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E. Admission is free but advanced registration is recommended by calling the Don Mills branch of the Toronto Public Library at 416-395-5710. ●●Jan 31 1:00: Miles Nadal JCC. What Makes a Jazz Standard? With musician Jonno Lightstone. We’re all familiar with jazz standards like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Star Dust”. But what makes these song standards? Enjoy this historical lecture complete with live music. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. Admission . To register, please call 416-924-6211 ext 0 or visit mnjcc.org. ●●Jan 31 12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Music Education Seminar Series: Eva Saether. For the complete schedule and more information on events specific to grad students, visit the Music Education Seminar Series webpage.For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit music.uwo. ca/events/useful-information.html. Western University, Talbot College, Room: 30, London. Free. ●●Jan 31 3:30: University of Toronto. METH Colloquia. Megan Long, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Music Theory. Presentation will be followed by a casual reception. Faculty of Music, Room 130, 80 Queens Park. Free and open to the public. ●●Feb 01 3:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Music Graduate Colloquium: Eva Saether. Eva Saether, Lund University, Sweden. “Habitus Crises, Politics of Diversity, and Sensuous Scholarship: When Music Asks the Questions”All Colloquium series events take place on selected Fridays in Talbot College, Room 101 at 3:30 pm. For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit music. uwo.ca/events/useful-information.html. E. The ETCeteras Western University, London. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. ●●Feb 01 5:00: Canadian Opera Company. Youth Opera Lab: Costumes and Wigs. For teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 offering an opportunity to dissect and explore an opera being presented on the COC’s mainstage. Led by opera educator Bryna Berezowska and special guests, the participants will focus on the stunning costumes and wigs that appear in the COC’s production of Così fan tutte. No previous experience with opera is necessary. Participants are selected based on the interest and relevance demonstrated in their online applications. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). Participate in the lab and you will receive two free tickets to the dress rehearsal of Così fan tutte on Sunday, February 3, 2019. To apply, complete the application available at coc.ca/YOL or e-mail education@coc.ca for more information. ●●Feb 02 9:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Music Education Teacher Workshop: Eva Saether. Join us for a series of music education workshops (open to teachers), presented by the Music Education Department at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. For the complete schedule and information about other music education workshops, visit the Music Education Workshops webpage. Western University, Talbot College, Room 307, London. Masterclasses ●●Dec 07 10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Voice Masterclass. Led by Brian Zeger. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 2:00. ●●Dec 07 10:00am: Royal Conservatory. Percussion Masterclass. Led by Joseph Tompkins. Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 2:00. ●●Dec 07 5:00: Royal Conservatory. Piano Masterclass. Led by Leslie Kinton. Room 410, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 7:00 (Temerty Theatre). ●●Dec 07 5:00: Royal Conservatory. Violin Masterclass. Led by Valerie Li. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. ●●Dec 07 7:00: Royal Conservatory. Cello Masterclass. Led by Andrés Diaz. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. ●●Jan 18 11:00am: Royal Conservatory Piano Masterclass. Led by Ronan O’Hora. Room TBA, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 2:30. ●●Jan 21 10:00am: University of Toronto. Composition Masterclass with Toshio Hosokawa.Toshio Hosokawa and Roger D. moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition conducts a composition masterclass at the U of T Faculty of Music. Presented by Norbert Palej. Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. Free. Also on Jan 22. ●●Jan 25 10:00am: Royal Conservatory Cello Masterclass. Led by Collin Carr. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 2:00. ●●Jan 26 10:00am: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Piano Masterclass. Led by Yael Weiss. Yael Weiss is at Western as guest judge for the annual Fred Pattison Piano Competition. All are welcome to attend. For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit music.uwo.ca/events/useful-information. html. Music Building (MB) Room: von Kuster Hall. Admission to this masterclass is free. ●●Feb 1 10:00am: Royal Conservatory Violin Masterclass. Led by Jinjoo Cho. Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit rcmusic.ca. Also at 2:00. Sing-alongs, Jams, Circles ●●Dec 01 12:30: Recollectiv. A musical group for people with memory challenges due to illness or trauma. Southern Cross Room, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Free with advance registration at recollectiv.ca. Meets every Sat (Dec 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2). ●●Dec 01 7:15: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Join us for a lovely and lively evening Christmas-related entertainments. St. Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Parking below off Hayden. (non-members). Refreshments included. ●●Dec 18 4:00: Toronto Public Library. Holiday Sing-Along. Are you excited for the holidays? Do you like to sing? Join us for a holiday sing-a-along! Drop in. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call the branch at 416- 393-7657. Deer Park Branch, 40 St. Clair Ave. E. ●●Jan 4 7:00: Toronto Public Library. Live in the Library Music Performance. The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library brings you Live in the Library. Come and enjoy a musical performance. No registration required. All welcome! Parkdale Branch, 1303 Queen St. W. Also on Feb 1. ●●Jan 12 7:15: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Songfest. Our annual gathering of great G&S groups around the city to perform excerpts of G&S operettas – and more. A great evening! With great refreshments, too! St. Andrew’s Church, 117 Bloor St. E. Tours ●●Dec 02 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. coc.ca. (adults); (sr/st). Also Jan 19, 20, 27, Feb 3. Tours are available in French on Jan 27. Workshops ●●Dec 07 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Coach: Avery MacLean. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. Guests: . Refreshments included. rpstoronto.ca/ ●●Dec 09 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Alison Melville. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. tempotoronto.net. . ●●Jan 06 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Anne Massicotte. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750. Tempotoronto.net. . ●●Jan 11 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque workshop for recorders and other early instruments. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853. rpstoronto.ca/. Guests: . Refreshments included. ●●Jan 27 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Mozart: Coronation Mass. Reading for singers and instrumentalists. Shawn Grenke, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-482-6562. ; (members). ●●Feb 02 10:30am. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Singsation Saturday Choral Workshop. TMC associate conductor Ezra Burke presents Songs of Milk and Honey, a sing through of music drawn from the Hebraic tradition, including excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and contemporary works. Bring your voice, we provide the music. 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