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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.

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Within”, Postlude “The Music Beyond”. Adam Sherkin, piano. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-538-0868. ; $25(sr); (st). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: Julie Michels, vocals & Dave Young, bass. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Wind Ensemble Concerts: Gardens and Glaciers. Stamp: Gavorkna Fanfare; Newman: As the Scent of Spring Rain; Colgrass: Old Churches; Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy; Mahr: Endurance; Orlando: Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra. Jonny Smith, percussion; Gillian MacKay, conductor. Mac- Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●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 9, 12. ●●8:00: York University Department of Music. Improv Soirée. An evening of improvisation in a participatory “open mic” set-up. Hosted by the improv studios of Matt Brubeck. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA Performers and observers welcome. ●●8:30: Tafelmusik. Haus Musik: Café Counterculture - 1730 Leipzig to 1960 Yorkville. Members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra: Elisa Citterio, violin and director; Maco Cera, oboe; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; Charlotte Neidiger, harpsichord; Andrew Downing, double bass; Alex Samaras, vocals. Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. $25/(adv). Standing event. Limited seating. Friday October 11 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Tristan Savella, piano. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Musical Colleagues and Friends of Neil Crory. Tribute Concert. A fundraiser for The Neil F. Crory Endowment Fund in support of the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy. Presented by his musical colleagues and friends. Phillip Addis, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Krisztina Szabó, Daniel Taylor, Erin Wall, and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337 or tafelmusik.org/crory. . Features spoken tributes and a pre-concert panel discussion moderated by Robert Harris. For further information, please see the ETCeteras section. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Art of the Piano: Marc Pierre Toth. Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.10 No.1, Op.31 No.1, Op.14 No.1, Op.57 “Appassionata”. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: 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. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. tickets@ againstthegraintheatre.com. $25-. Also Oct 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. Saturday October 12 ●●6:00: Joel Sheridan. 40 Years of Singing & Swinging! Joel Sheridan, vocalist; Gordon Braun-Woodbury, pianio; Artie Roth, bass; Tony Nield, drums. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 416-792-7725. Pwyc (-). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. Music by Antonín Dvořák, libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil. Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano (Rusalka); Pavel Černoch, tenor (The Prince); Stefan Kocan, bass (Vodnik); Elena Manistina, mezzo (Ježibaba); Keri Alkema, soprano (The Foreign Princess); Johannes Debus, conductor; Sir David McVicar, stage director. OCT. 12 – 26 416-363-8231 | coc.ca Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -25. Runs Oct 12-26. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Small World Music Society/Riyaz Institute of Hindustani Music. Tinariwen. Samādhāna: Melodies of Gratitude. Samidha Joglekar, vocals; Zaheer-Abbas Janmohamed, tabla; Hardeep Singh Chana, harmonium. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. /(adv). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Music of Thanksgiving. Ridout: Fall Fair; Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Dvořák: Symphony No.9 “From the New World”. Guest: Talisa Blackman, piano. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. -. ●●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 44 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

(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 9, 10. Sunday October 13 ●●1:30: Kingston Road Village Concert Series. The Passionate Voice: Countertenor, Baritone and Bass. Works by Mendelssohn, O’Hara, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Grever and others. Russell Braun, baritone; Gary Relyea, bass-baritone; Dan Taylor, countertenor; five protégés; Miguel Brito, Michael Rose, piano. Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6091 or thepassionatevoice. eventbrite.com. /$25(adv). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Tribute to Ray Brown. Dave Young. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Hunter’s Moon. Schumann: Waldszenen Op.82, Kinderszenen Op.15; Sherkin: Wolfsszenen Op.33; Ho: Three Scenes of Childhood; Godowsky-Strauss: Wein, Weib und Gesang! Elaine Lau, Josephe Ferretti, Elina Kelebeev, Adam Sherkin, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744 or universe.com. . ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. Tuesday October 15 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Junctions: A Canadian Vibe. Works by André Mathieu, David L. McIntyre, Claude Debussy, and others. meagan&amy, duo. 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. Tristan Savella, piano. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class: Third 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. An Evening in the Key of BALANCE Benefit Concert & Reception Michael Arnowitt Tuesday October 15, 7pm balancefba.org ●●7:00: BALANCE for Blind Adults. An Evening in the Key of B: Benefit Concert for BAL- ANCE. Works by Bach, Brahms and Prokofiev; Arnowitt: jazz compositions; and other works. Michael Arnowitt, piano; Susanna McCleary, fiddle. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-236-1796 or balancefba.org/events. /(adv); donations welcomed. Wine and cheese to follow. ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Student Composer Concert #1. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. Also Oct 17, 19(4:30pm), 23, 25, 27(2pm). ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. James Bond: The Music. Capathia Jenkins, vocalist; Ron Bohmer, vocalist; John Morris Russell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 16(2pm, 8pm). Wednesday October 16 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Autumn Jazz. University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra; Gordon Foote, director. 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. Noonday Organ Recital. Hanné Becker, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●2:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. James Bond: The Music. Capathia Jenkins, vocalist; Ron Bohmer, vocalist; John Morris Russell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 15, 16(8pm). BAROQUE ROOTS Oct 16–20, 2019 Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Roots. Sonatas by Farina, Bertali, Buonamente and Biber; Muffat: Chaconne “Propitia sydera”; Fux: Orchestral Suite in g; Vivaldi: Concerto in D RV563; Guido Morini: Italian Soundscapes (world premiere). Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Elisa Citterio, director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Oct 17(8pm), 18(8pm), 19(8pm), 20(3:30pm). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Rusalka. See Oct 12. Also Oct 18, 20(2pm), 22, 24, 26(4:30pm). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. French Reverie: Laura Farré Rozada. Works by Messiaen, Manoury, Ben-Amots, Dutilleux, Jarventausta and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Against the Grain Theatre. La Bohème. See Oct 11. Also Oct 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25. ●●8:00: Ivana Dimitrijevic. From Belgrade to Toronto via Sanremo. Neapolitan songs and pop timeless songs. Goran Dime, tenor; Ivan Jovanovic, piano; Meira Alaraj, guest artist. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 647-939-4036 or gorandime.com or eventbrite.ca. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -0. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. James Bond: The Music. Capathia Jenkins, vocalist; Ron Bohmer, vocalist; John Morris Russell, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Also Oct 15, 16(2pm). Thursday October 17 ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Basso Profundo. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 3750. Free and open to the public. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Turandot. See Oct 4. Also Oct 19(4:30pm), 23, 25, 27(2pm). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: JQXZ. Diane Roblin, piano; George Koller, bass; Bruce Cassidy; EVI; Bill McBirnie, flute. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Peace Meditation Foundation. Songs of the Soul. Works by Sri Chinmoy. Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 647-748- 8513. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. U of T Symphony Orchestra. Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C K551 “Jupiter”; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23 in B-flat; Kulesha: Non-Destructive Classical Music. Michelle Lin, piano; Uri Meyer, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (sr); (st). Pre-performance lecture “Symphony Talk”. U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. X AVANT XIV: Germaine Liu: Still Life World Premiere + Rebecca Hennessey/Heather Saumer/Bea Labikova/Karen Ng. The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. /(adv); (st/members/earlybird). ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Quartetto di Cremona. Boccherini: String Quartet in C October 17 at 8 pm QUARTETTO DI CREMONA Op.2 No.6; Verdi: Quartet in e; Puccini: I Crisantemi; Respighi: Quartet in D. Cristiano Gualco and Paolo Andreoli, violins; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione, cello. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50- ; (st). Toronto debut. ●●8:00: Show One Productions. Classical Stars at Koerner: Pianist Denis Matsuev. Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59; Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Op.37; Liszt: Sonata No.7 in b S178; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1 S514. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.ca. -5. ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Roots. See Oct 16. Also Oct 18(8pm), 19(8pm), 20(3:30pm). ●●8:00: TO Live. Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 416-250- 3708. .75. thewholenote.com October 2019 | 45

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