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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.

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●●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, 20 & 22(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Ongaku: Concert 2. Works by Kondo, Inishik and Tokita. Guests: Ko Ishikawa, Ami Yamasaki, Akiko Nakayama. 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). ●●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 19. Sunday September 22 ●●2:00: Renée Bouthot and Ana Cervantes. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air sur soir: Music by French and Mexican Composers. Debussy: Fêtes galantes; Études and Préludes (selections); Ibarra: Tres canciones; Uribe: El viaje nocturno de Quetzalpapálotl (Canadian premiere); Poulenc: Tel jour, telle nuit. Renée Bouthot, soprano; Ana Cervantes, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. eventbrite.ca/e/renee-bouthotsoprano-and-ana-cervantes-piano-in-concerttickets-65040001395. $25. Also Sep 25(Fergus). ●●2:00: Small World Music Society. Small World @ stackt. African rhythms; DJ grooves and others. stackt market, 28 Bathurst St. 416-536-5439. Free. Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. ●●3:30: 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, 20 & 21(all at 8pm). Toronto ✦ September 22nd A. Concerts in the GTA GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL ●●7:00: Tradicious. George Enescu Festival. Alexandru Tomescu, violin; Omar Massa, bandoneon. Massenet: “Thaïs” Meditation; Beethoven: Rondo; Enescu: The Fiddler; Porumbescu: Ballad; Piazzolla: Libertango. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-606- 9402. and up. Tickets and Passes are now available: enescufestival.ca. ●●8:00: Thin Edge New Music Collective. Ongaku: Concert 3. Works by Shibuya, Watanabe, Jamieson and Palmer. Guest: Urbanvessel. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 647-456-7597. ; (sr/st/arts); (festival pass); (festival pass sr/st/arts). Monday September 23 PINK MARTINI MON SEP 23 ◆ 8 PM ROYTHOMSONHALL.COM 416-872-4255 ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Pink Martini. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -8.50. Tuesday September 24 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Recovered Voices. Music of living composers representing the Jewish people and culture. MIR Trio. 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. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Elmwood Trio. 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 25 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: The Offering. Thompson Egbo- Egbo, piano, and his Jazz Trio. 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: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Rich Spotts, organ. All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, 2850 Bloor St. W. 416-571-3680 or organixconcerts.ca. Free-will offering appreciated. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Andrew Adair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:00: Nocturnes in the City. Luboš Andršt Jazz Trio from Prague. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294 or nocturnesinthecity.com. $25. ●●7:30: Nocturnes in the City. Lubos Andrst and His Jazz Trio. St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 Gladstone Ave. 416-481-7294. PWYC. Thursday September 26 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. World Music Series: Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar. D’Gary, guitar; Wen Zhao, pipa. 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: Erika Raum, Violin and Lydia Wong, Piano. Walter Hall, Edward “Chant- Inspired Organ Masterworks” featuring David Simon Organist Friday, Sept. 27 th at 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica 65 Bond Street, Toronto Suggested Donation: $25.00 Co-Sponsor R.C.C.O. – Toronto Centre Next Event “Phantoms of the Organ” Friday, Oct. 25 th , 8:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●6:00: Lula Music & Arts Centre/Small World Music Society. Women in Percussion Festival Opening Night. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307. /(adv). ●●8:00: Gilliam, Hall, Sorbara. Counterstasis - Refracted Voices. CD Release. Spontaneously composed explorations of new music, free jazz, sound art. Bill Gilliam, piano, preparations; Glen Hall, woodwinds, electroacoustics; Joe Sorbara, drums, percussion. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-904-2157. ; PWYC. Friday September 27 ●●7:00: St. Andrew’s United Church/Royal Canadian College of Organists. Chant- Inspired Organ Masterworks. David Simon, organ. St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St. 416-929-0811 x3. $25(suggested donation). ●●7:30: Northern Lights Chorus. TNL: Live! Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 905-259-5976 or info@northernlightschorus. com. (premium rush); (general rush); (st); free(3 and under). TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Brahms. Brahms: Symphony No.3; R. Strauss: Concerto in D, for Oboe and Small Orchestra; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. $25-8. Also Sep 28 & 29. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. Moor Mother + Jerusalem In My Heart. Visceral noise and hallucinogenic visuals. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (members/st/arts workers). 7:30: doors open. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. RCO Concerts Series: Tania Miller Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B-flat Op.100. Godwin Friesen, piano; Tania Miller, conductor. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-. Prelude Recital at 6:45pm. Pre-concert chat at 7:15pm. 44 | September 2019 thewholenote.com

Tania Miller conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra FrIdAy, SEpTEmbEr 27, 8pm prelude recital at 6:15pm pre-concert Talk at 7:15pm KOErNEr HALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 416.408.0208 www.rcmusic.com/performance ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Chamber Music Potpourri. Schumann: Caprice à la Bolero; Schumann: Sonata in g (1st mvmt); Chopin: Etude Op.25 No.11; Schubert: Trio in B-flat D471; Haydn: Quartet No.1 in B-flat and others. St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough. spo.ca or SPOGreatMusic. ; (sr); (st with id/musician); (child under 10). ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Rhitom Sarkar (India) & Rakae Jamil (Pakistan). Rhitom Sarkar, Hindustani slide guitar; Rakae Jamil, sitar. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. /(adv). Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. Saturday September 28 ●●12:00 noon: Small World Music Society/Jaipur Literature Festival. Small World Music Society @ Jaipur Literature Festival. Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-536- 5439. Free. Also Sep 29. Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. ●●3:00: The Neapolitan Connection. Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn: From Vienna to Budapest! Elmwood Trio (Sarah Fraser-Raff, violin; Jeewon Kim, viola; Mary-Katherine Finch, cello). Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-231-0006 or neapolitanconnection.com. -. ●●4:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Viva La Zarzuela. Music of Latin America and Spain. Romulo Delgado, tenor; Ana Persijn Alarcon, soprano; Cristina Pisani, soprano; Olivia Maldonado, soprano; Guillermo Silva-Marin, tenor; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director/ piano; Henry Ingram, host. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. -. ●●7:00: Small World Music Society. Tinariwen. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. 416-778-8163. .95. Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. Music by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Tamara Wilson, soprano (Turandot - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Marjorie Owens, soprano (Turandot - Oct 23, 25); Sergey Skorokhodov, tenor (Calaf - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 15, 17, 19, 27); Kamen Chanev, tenor (Calaf - Oct 23, 25); Liù Joyce El-Khoury, SEPT. 28 – OCT. 27 416-363-8231 | coc.ca soprano (Liù - Sep 28, Oct 4, 9, 19, 27); Vanessa Vasquez, soprano (Liù - Oct 15, 17, 23, 25); Carlo Rizzi, conductor; Robert Wilson, stage director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363- 8231. -25. Runs Sep 28-Oct 27. Start times vary. WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 with Rob Kapilow & the UTSO SAT SEP 28 | 7:30 PM music.utoronto.ca ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Makes It Great?® Series: Beethoven - Symphony No.7. U of T Symphony Orchestra; Rob Kapilow, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Confluence Concerts. Celebrating Clara Schumann. Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Music by Clara Schumann. Tom Allen, host; Christopher Bagan, Alison Beckwith, Patricia O’Callaghan, Angela Park and Ellie Sievers. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416- 410-4561. ; $25(sr); (30 and under). 7:15pm: pre-concert chat with Larry Beckwith and special guests. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Brahms. Brahms: Symphony No.3; R. Strauss: Concerto in D, for Oboe and Small Orchestra; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -8. Also Sep 27 & 29. Sunday September 29 ●●12:00 noon: Small World Music Society/Jaipur Literature Festival. Small World Music Society @ Jaipur Literature Festival. Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-536- 5439. Free. Also Sep 28. Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. ●●4:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Sultans of String Featuring the Burlington Symphony & Anwar Khurshid & Shannon Thunderbird. Chris McKhool, violin; Kevin Laliberte, guitar; Drew Birston, bass; Chendy Leon, percussion, Eddie Paton, guitar. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50/.50(members). ●●4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Sounds of the Festival: Parry Sound Comes to Toronto. Robertson: The Sound - A Musical Evocation of Georgian Bay and others. Penderecki String Quartet; James Campbell, clarinet; Colin Fox, narrator; Suzanne Shulman, flute; Beverly Johnson, percussion. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); $25(under 30). 2pm: Prelude Concert. SUN 29 SEP AT 4 Choral Evensong St. Peter’s Choir, Erindale plus Peach Tea and talk SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS CENTENARY Clement Carelse ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Choral Evensong for Michaelmas & David Willcocks Centenary. Choir of St. Peter’s, Erindale. 360 Windermere Ave. 416-769-5686. Contributions appreciated. Peach Tea with discussion led by Clement Carelse following service. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Tara Davidson Trio. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Trio Teneramente. Trio Teneramente at Heliconian Hall. Music of Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and others. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-332-3352. $25. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Brahms. Brahms: Symphony No.3; R. Strauss: Concerto in D, for Oboe and Small Orchestra; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; Donald Runnicles, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. -. Also Sep 27 & 28. ●●9:00: Small World Music Society/Uma Nota Culture. Teto Preto. Zopelar, synths; Angela Carneosso, vocals; Bica, percussion/ trombone. Revival Bar, 783 College St. 416- 536-5439. /(adv). Part of 18th annual Small World Music Festival. Monday September 30 ●●7:30: University of St. Michael’s College. The Lord is My Light: A Concert for Michaelmas. Works by Schütz, Tunder and others of the early German baroque. Schola Cantorum and Consort; Michael O’Connor, director. St. Basil’s Church, University of St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph St. 416-926-7148. Free. Donations welcome. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert Series. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408- 0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Tuesday October 1 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. David Potvin, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. Wednesday October 2 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 1. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Also Oct 3. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert Series. Beethoven: String Quartets Op.74 (Harp), Op.18 No.2, and Op.131. Calidore String Quartet. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. Thursday October 3 ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Trio Fibonacci. Arbós: Three Original Pieces in Spanish Style; Maxime McKinley: New work for piano WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO OCTOBER 3, 2019 | 1.30 PM TRIO FIBONACCI 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca thewholenote.com September 2019 | 45

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