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Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019

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Vol 1 of our 25th season is now here! And speaking of 25, that's how many films in the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival editor Paul Ennis, in our Eighth Annual TIFF TIPS, has chosen to highlight for their particular musical interest. Also inside: Rob Harris looks through the Rear View Mirror at past and present prognostications about the imminent death of classical music; Mysterious Barricades and Systemic Barriers are Lydia Perović's preoccupations in Art of Song; Andrew Timar reflects on the evolving priorities of the Polaris Prize; and elsewhere, it's chocks away as yet another season creaks or roars (depending on the beat) into motion. Welcome back.

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 47. 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 49. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 51. 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 52. 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 October 1 to November 7, 2019. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday September 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 Sunday September 1 ●●4:00: Ontario Place. Jazz Sundays at the Vista. Sil Trio (U of T). Ontario Place, Vista Eatery, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ontarioplace. com. Free. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Morton Subotnick + Leucrocuta. Silver Apples Of The Moon revisited more than half a century later. Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St. 416-204-1080. /$25(adv); (members/st/arts workers). 7:30: doors open. Not fully accessible (stairs). Monday September 2 ●●12:15: Music Mondays. Penrose Trio. Brahms: Piano Trio in B Op.8; and other works. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-598-4521 x223. PWYC. Suggested donation . Thursday September 5 Michael Arnowitt Therisa Rogers An Evening of International Poetry and Jazz Thursday, September 5 7 pm Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church ●●7:00: Michael Arnowitt. An Evening of International Poetry and Jazz. Poems in English by Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes plus poems in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Therisa Rogers, spoken word; Michael Arnowitt, piano; George Koller, bass; Davide DiRenzo, drums. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-763-7344 or bit. ly/2YMqufF. $25; (st/low income). Saturday September 7 ●●1:00: Recollectiv. Rekindling the Mind and Rediscovering Joy Through Music. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-599-8440. Free. ●●7:00: Tradicious. George Enescu Festival. Bartók: Romanian Dances; Enescu: Impromptu Concertant; Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano in G; Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3; Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin No.3 “Ballad”. Jonathan Crow, violin; Coral Solomon, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-606-9402. and up. Tickets and Passes are now available: enescufestival.ca. ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Puccini’s Tosca. Antonina Ermolenko, soprano (Tosca); Corey Arnold, tenor (Cavaradossi); Henry Irwin, baritone (Scarpia); Steven Henrikson, A. Concerts in the GTA GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL Toronto ✦ September 7th baritone (Sacristan/jailer); William Shookhoff, music director/pianist and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . In concert with piano accompaniment. Sunday September 8 ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Organ Fireworks. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Hit, Pull, Push. Works by Oesterle, Hollenbeck, Bach, and Alvarez. Aiyun Huang, percussion; Mark Fewer, violin. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre. com/summermusic. Free. ●●4:30: Love Jazz Vespers at Northlea United Church. A Tribute to Autumn - Celebrating Cool. Faith Armour, vocalist; Alexander Brown, trumpet. Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Rd. 416-425-5252. Freewill offering. Refreshments served at 4pm. Monday September 9 ●●5:30: Leaf Music. Album Release Concert for Duo Kalysta’s “Origins”. Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Jocelyn Morlock: Vespertine I & II. Duo Kalysta: Lara Deutch, flute; Emily Belvedere, harp. Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033 or info@ burdockto.com. Free. Tuesday September 10 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Kuan-Yu Huang, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Wednesday September 11 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Alison Riseley-Clark, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416- 571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Free-will 42 | September 2019 thewholenote.com

offering appreciated. Thursday September 12 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Gryphon Trio. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. Saturday September 14 ●●10:00am: Belmont Village Bestival. Music & Arts Festival. My Son the Hurricane; Romeo Sex Fighter; Waterstreet Blues Band; Hugo Alley. Belmont Village, 663 Belmont Ave. West, Kitchener. belmontvillagebestival@ gmail.com or ticketscene.ca. Free. All day, events run to 10pm. ●●1:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Mysterious Barricades: Concert for World Suicide Prevention Day. Russell Braun, baritone; Norine Burgess, mezzo; Judy Loman, harp; Carolyn Maule, piano; Mysterious Barricades Toronto Chorale, and others. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750 or eventbrite.ca/e/2019- toronto-concert-for-suicide-awareness-prevention-and-hope-tickets-63455564301. Free. mysteriousbarricades.org for details. ●●6:00: The Piano Lunaire/Rainhard Brewery. Harvest Moon Vinyl Album Launch: Romance from the Coda. Chopin: Scherzi Nos.1 & 2 Opp.20 & 31; Liszt: Au bord d’une source & Orage from Années de pèlerinage Book I (Suisse); Rachmaninoff: Mélodie Op.3 No.3 (1940 revised version); Sherkin: Postludes from Adlivun Op.29; Brock: Gallows Humour Nos.1 & 2. Adam Sherkin, piano; David James Brock, spoken word. Rainhard Brewery, 100 Symes Rd. 416-535-4612 or universe.com. . Opener and beer tasting: 6pm. Performance (two sets) at 6:15pm. Reception at 7:30pm. Parking available. ●●7:00: Tradicious. George Enescu Festival. Michael Berkovsky, piano; Barry Shiffman, violin; Conrad Chow, violin; David Hetherington, cello; Nuné Melik, violin. Enescu: Sérénade lointaine for violin, cello, and piano; Brahms: Piano Quintet in f; Rechtman: Jazzicals for Piano Trio (selections); Schoenfield: Cafe Music. Eglington St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-606-9402. GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL Toronto ✦ September 14th and up. Tickets and Passes are now available: enescufestival.ca. Sunday September 15 ●●3:00: Thomas Bell. Organ Concert. Works by Widor and others. Joshua Ehlebracht, Ben Henderson, Alden Wright. St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●4:00: Summer Music in the Garden. Bach to the Future. Bach: Suite No.5 in c for Unaccompanied Cello; Grützmacher/Eggleston: re-workings of Bach’s Cello Suites. Kate Bennett Wadsworth, cello. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com/summermusic. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Happy Birthday Cannonball Adderley. John Johnson, alto sax. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. Tuesday September 17 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Rising Stars Recital featuring students from the Glenn Gould School. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Wednesday September 18 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: York Region Chamber Music. Charm of Finches Flute Quintet. Laura Chambers, Tristan Durie, Terry Lim, Amelia Lyon and Katherine Watson. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. $25. CANCELLED. Thursday September 19 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Percussionist Aiyun Huang and TorQ Percussion Quartet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free. ●●1:00: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Meet the Young Artists. A program of arias featuring Members of the COC Ensemble Studio. 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. TAFELMUSIK MEETS TCHAIKOVSKY Sept 19–22, 2019 Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre tafelmusik.org ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Meets Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Mendelssohn: String Symphonies; Andrew Balfour: Pytor’s Dream. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Elisa Citterio, director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Sep 20, 21 & 22(3:30pm). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dynamic Duo: Hannigan & Storgårds. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont; Dutilleux: Sur le même accord, for Violin and Orchestra; Haydn: Symphony No.96 “Miracle”; Brett Dean: And once I played Ophelia, for String Orchestra and Piano (Canadian Première); Sibelius: Symphony No.3. John Storgårds, conductor and violin; Barbara Hannigan: conductor and soprano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. $25-8. Also Sep 21. ●●9:00: Small World Music Society. Hanggai. Yiliqi, tobshuur/banjo/khoomei vocals; Hurizha, vocals/aman khuur; Batubagen, morin khuur/khoomei vocals; Ailun, guitars/sanxian; Meng Da, drums/percussion. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. Friday September 20 ●●8:00: Link Music Lab/Small World Music Society. Sina Salimi, Barzin & Hassan El Hadi: Experimental Link Music Night II. Sina Salimi, santur; Barzin, guitar/vocals; Hassan El Hadi, oud. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /$25(adv). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Tafelmusik Meets Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Mendelssohn: String Symphonies; Andrew Balfour: Pytor’s Dream. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Elisa Citterio, director. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . Also Sep 19, 21 & 22(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Ongaku: Concert 1. Works by Takemitsu, Masaoka, Kishino, Tsurumoto, Hoshiya and others. Guest: Miyama McQueen Tokita. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 647-456- 7597. ; (sr/st/art); (festival pass); (festival pass sr/st/arts). Saturday September 21 ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Rant Maggie Rant. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. lillian. wauthier@gmail.com. $25/(adv). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. NAMU (Korea). Aram Lee, daegeum/yanggeum/ keyboard; Minwang Hwang, ajaeng/janggu/ percussion/vocals; Inhwan Choi, acoustic/ electric bass. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /$25(adv). Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. 918 BATHURST SEPT 20 - 22 thinedgenewmusiccollective ONGAKU CELEBRATING CELEBRATING SOME OF JAPAN AND JAPANESE CANADA’S MOST EXCITING COMPOSITIONAL + CANADIAN VOICES CONTEMPORARY AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC THINEDGENEWMUSICCOLLECTIVE.COM thewholenote.com September 2019 | 43

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