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Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019

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Long promised, Vivian Fellegi takes a look at Relaxed Performance practice and how it is bringing concert-going barriers down across the spectrum; Andrew Timar looks at curatorial changes afoot at the Music Gallery; David Jaeger investigates the trumpets of October; the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution (and the 20th Anniversary of our October Blue Pages Presenter profiles) in our Editor's Opener; the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at 125; Tapestry at 40 and Against the Grain at 10; ringing in the changing season across our features and columns; all this and more, now available in Flip Through format here, and on the stands commencing this coming Friday September 27, 2019. Enjoy.

Friday

Friday October 4 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Works by Ravel and Debussy. David Potvin, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. SEPT. 28 – OCT. 27 416-363-8231 | coc.ca A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 2. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Also Oct 5(2pm). ●●7:30: Meronq. All Colours of Autumn. Malats: Serenada Espanola; Rodrigo: Adela; Diens: Tango en skai; Satie: Gnossienne No.1. Guest: Hakob Jaghatspanyan, guitar; Levon Ichkhanian, guitar; Sona Hovsepyan, mezzo; Ara Arakelyan, piano; Wanes Moubayed, violin; Armen Matosyan, duduk. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416- 832-6336. (VIP); (reserved); . ●●7:30: Opera by Request. OperOttawa: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers. Cristina Pisani, soprano (Leila); Robert Martin, tenor (Nadir); Norman Brown, baritone (Zurga); John Holland, baritone (Nourabad). College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . Also Oct 5(8pm, Oakville), 20(2:30pm, Belleville). ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .90(partial view) and (full view). Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 5(12:30pm, 7:30pm). ●●8:00: Arraymusic/University of Toronto. James + Jerome: Piano Tales. James Monaco, spoken word; Jerome Ellis, piano. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416-532-3019. or PWYC. Also Oct 3. ●●8:00: De Bouche / À Oreille. Présente Chloé Sainte-Marie. Chloé Sainte-Marie; Davy Gallant; Chat Gris String Quartet. Helconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-892-7367 or dbaoproductions.ca. . ●●8:00: Small World Music Society. Illos Steryannis Presents The Babylonia Suite. Paul Pacanowski, clarinet/flute; Amber Walton-Amar, cello; Jeremy Ledbetter, piano; Connor Walsh, bass; Ilios Steryannis, drums. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●9:00: Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association. Latin Festival 2019. Rafael Zaldivar. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 413-363- 5299. . Saturday October 5 ●●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, 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. ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson CBSO_Wholenote_Sept2019.qxp Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 2019-09-18 1:47 PM Page 1 7669. . ●●12:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Oliver Balaburski Guest Conductor Saturday October 5, 2019 8 pm SEASON OPENER Gershwin: Cuban Overture Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2 Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93 with Iranian-Canadian guitarist Bahar Ossareh Haydn: Symphony no. 104 in D Major TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE cathedralbluffs.com BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough cathedralbluffs.com | 416.879.5566 concert 1 Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .90(partial view) and (full view). Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 4(7:30pm), 5(7:30pm). ●●2:00: Fall for Dance North. Program 2. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. . Pre-show artist talk 1pm. ●●4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz and Reflection: The Dorian Group. Gary Gregg, trumpet; Andrew Smith, saxophone; Lorne Tepperman, piano; Jan Ravens, bass; Mark Shannon, drums. 140 Wineva Ave. 416-691- 8082. Free; donations welcome. Saturday Oct 5, 7pm CD LAUNCH CONCERT Glenn Gould Studio search Into the Stone at eventbrite.com ●●7:00: Leaf Music/Gillian Smith. Into the Stone. CD launch. Alice Ping Yee Ho: Caprice; Veronika Krausas: Inside the Stone; Ana Sokolović: Cinque danze per violino solo; and works by Carmen Braden, Telemann and Ysaÿe. Gillian Smith, violin; Emily Rho, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. eventbrite.com. (includes Into the Stone CD). Composer Alice Ping Yee Ho will attend and will speak about Caprice. ●●7:30: Academy Concert Series. Family Has Your Bach. Works by Telemann, Bach, and Bach’s sons. Alison Melville, recorders/Baroque flute; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord; Emily Eng, violin/viola; Kerri McGonigle, cello. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-629- 3716 or academyconcertseries.com. PWYC. ●●7:30: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. . Also Oct 6(2pm). ●●7:30: Tafelmusik/Aga Khan Museum. Nuit Blanche. Works by Vivaldi and others. Members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. agakhanmuseum. org. Free. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - In Concert. Steven Reineke, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From .90(partial view) and (full view). Also Oct 3(7:30pm), 4(7:30pm), 5(12:30pm). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Colgrass: As Quiet As; Beethoven: Symphony No.7 Op.92 in A; Schmitt: Légende Op.66; Debussy: Nocturnes (Nuages & Fêtes); Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. Jennifer Tan, alto saxophone; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Preperformance lecture ‘Symphony Talk’. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: Yamaha Canada Music. Yamaha Canada Jazz Orchestra Featuring Bobby Shew. Led by Rick Wilkins. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $25. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Transatlantic Ravel. Hélène Tysman, piano; Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (members). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #1. Gershwin: Cuban Overture; Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D RV93; Haydn: Symphony No.104 in D. Bahar Ossareh, guitar; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. cathedralbluffs.com. ●●8:00: Opera by Request. OperOttawa: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers. Cristina Pisani, soprano (Leila); Robert Martin, tenor (Nadir); Norman Brown, baritone (Zurga); John Holland, baritone (Nourabad). St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 613-806-0512. $25. Also Oct 4(7:30pm, Toronto), 20(2:30pm, Belleville). ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. The Pearl Fishers with OperOttawa. Selections from Bizet: The Pearl Fishers. Cristina Pisani, soprano; Robert Martin, tenor; Norman Brown, baritone; John Holland, bassbaritone; Claire Harris, piano. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. ; (st). ●●9:00: Hispanic Canadian Arts & Cultural Association. Latin Festival 2019. Santerias. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 413-363- 5299. . Sunday October 6 ●●11:00am: Joel Sheridan. Mellow Autumn Jazz. Joel Sheridan, vocalist; Gordon Braun- Woodbury, piano; Artie Roth, bass; Tony Nield, drums. Jazz Brunch at Relish Bar and Grill, 511 Danforth Ave. 416-425-4664. PWYC - suggested. Cash only. ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: David Ramsden’s “There’s a Lady on Stage”. Lori Yates, Tabbi Johnson and Theresa Tova, vocalists; David Ramsden, piano. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●2:00: Fall for Dance North. Program 3. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard St. E. 1-855-872- 7669. . Post-show artist talk. ●●2:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan. Works by Schumann, Chopin; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 and 8. Attis Bankas, violin; Victoria Korchiniskaya-Kogan, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●2:00: Roy Thomson Hall. The Music of Shen Yun: 5,000 Years in the Making. Smetana: 42 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride; Tchaikovsky: Waltz-Scherzo Op.34; Gounod: March from Act IV of Romeo and Juliet; and other works. Fiona Zheng, violin; Qin Lu, Xiaochun Qi, Linda Wang, erhu; Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra; Milen Nachev, conductor. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. -9. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Schubertiad: A Day with Schubert. Andrea Ludwig, mezzo; Rosebud Quartet; Inna Perkis, piano; Boris Zarankin, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (child). ●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Concert. Peeters: Modal Suite; Rheinberger: Six pieces for violin and organ; Guilmant: Fourth Sonata for Organ. Gordon Mansell, organ; Tamara Hrycak, violin. 227 Bloor St. E. 416- 961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Public Library. Quiet Concerts. Philippe Melanson & Christopher Dela Cruz. Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae, 545 Markham Rd., Scarborough. tiny.cc/ quietconcerts. Free. ●●3:00: Vania Chan/Moon Bloom Music/ Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Handel’s Heroines: Power Anthems from the High Baroque. Handel’s Heroines Power Anthems from the High Baroque Sun Oct 6, 3pm Vania Chan, soprano Rezonance Baroque Ensemble rhcentre.ca Works by Handel. Vania Chan, soprano; Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811 or rhcentre.ca. $25. 2:15pm: Pre-concert chat. ●●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. ●●7:00: Jazz Bistro. Payadora Tango Ensemble with Elbio Fernandez. 251 Victoria St. 416- 363-5299 or payadora.com. . Call for reservations. ●●7:30: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Marcel D’entremont, tenor (Rodolfo); Jonelle Sills, soprano (Mimì); Clarence Frazer, baritone (Marcello); Danika Lorèn, soprano (Musetta); Andrew Aldridge, baritone (Schaunard); Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone (Colline); Greg Finney, baritone (Benoît/Alcindoro); Joel Ivany, stage director; David Eliakis, music director/ piano. Red Lion Smokehouse, 16 Cumberland St. S., Thunder Bay. tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com. $25-. LARK ENSEMBLE UNDER THE HARVEST MOON OCT 6, 7:30pm CORKIN GALLERY, DISTILLERY DISTRICT ●●7:30: Lark Ensemble. Under the Harvest Moon. Arensky: String Quartet No.20 Op.35; Thieriot: Flute Quartet, Op.84; Demenga: Duo? o Du… for Two Cellos; Barriere: Sonata for Two Cellos in G; Scott: The Ecstatic Shepherd for Solo Flute. Leslie Allt, flute; Aaron Schwebel, violin; Roberta Janzen, cello. Guests: Theresa Rudolph, viola; Leana Rutt, cello. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Ln. 416- 979-1980. ; (st). ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. I Hit My Head and Everything Changed. Thomas Adès: Overture to The Tempest, Op.22a, for orchestra; Brian Harman: I Hit My Head and Everything Changed, for orchestra with video art projection by Moira Ness; Alexina Louie: Love Songs for a Small Planet, for chamber choir, harp, percussion and string orchestra; Hans Abrahamsen: Left, alone, for piano (left hand) and orchestra. Avan Yu, piano; Elmer Iseler Singers Chamber Choir; Moira Ness, artist; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Starting at . 7:15pm: pre-concert chat. I Hit My Head and Everything Changed Sunday October 6 2019 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com Monday October 7 ●●7:30: Chorisma. Spiritually Speaking. Mark Powney, baritone; Jeff Whittington, guitar; Damon Richardson, percussion; Robert Richardson & Leona Richardson, directors. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Freewill offering. Tuesday October 8 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Parlami d’Amore - Speak to Me of Love. U of T Opera presents a mixed program drawing upon three centuries of operatic repertoire exploring captivating aspects of love promised, fulfilled, and betrayed. Sandra Horst and Michael Patrick Albano, codirectors, U of T Opera. 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. 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: Fourth Year Undergraduate Singers in Performance. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. Wednesday October 9 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Aaron James, 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. John Paul Farahat, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gimeno Conducts Daphnis et Chloé. Guillaume Connesson: Aleph - Danse symphonique; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Op.26; Tchaikovsky: The Tempest (Fantasy-Overture) Op.18; Ravel: Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé. Beatrice Rana, piano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 10, 12. TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra ●●9:00: Julia Pal. Elegantly Rendered Jazz. Songs by Porter, Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Gershwin and Jobim. Julia Pal, vocals; Kevin Barrett, guitar. Mezzetta Restaurant, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416- 658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended for the first set. Thursday October 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp; and other works. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists. 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: Bedford Trio. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz @ Midday: Robb Cappelletto Quartet. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Aaron Copland: The Music Within. Copland: Piano Fantasy (with repeat); Sherkin: Prelude “The Music thewholenote.com October 2019 | 43

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