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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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●●5:00: Consulates General of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland in Toronto/ The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canada. Freedom Reborn. Dvořák: Humoresque; Chopin: Andante and Polonaise; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2; Martincek: Ave Maria; Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride; Martin Hybler: for democracy, Op.44 (world premiere). Alicja Wysocka, soprano; John Holland, baritone; Jan Vaculik, baritone; Sophia Szokolay, violin; Daniel Wnukowski, piano; Imre Olah, organ; Dvořák Piano Quartet; Novi Singers Toronto; St. Elizabeth of Hungary Scola Cantorum; Dvořák Piano Quartet; Toronto Sinfonietta, Matthew Jaskiewicz, music director. Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy and freedom to Central Europe. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-972-1476 x12 or eventbrite. Free. ●●6:00: Nightingale Music Festival. Serenade de la France: Concert & Art/Fashion Show. Bizet: Arias and Dances from Carmen; Les Misérables (selections); Notre Dame de 2019–2020 CONCERT SERIES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 TH AT 4 P.M. ESG Remembers ESG CHOIR & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Featuring the hauntingly beautiful Requiem of John Rutter and other moving and reflective pieces by Eleanor Daley, Ruth Watson Henderson, Mark Sirett and more. ADULTS ; STUDENTS $25 35 LYTTON BLVD. TORONTO 416.481.1141 www.esgunited.org A. Concerts in the GTA Paris (selections); works by Debussy and Saint-Saëns; and songs from Edith Piaf’s repertoire. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. tiny.cc/serenadeFrance. -. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Oumeimah El Khalil - “The Olive Branch”. Oumeimah El Khalil, vocalist. Armenian Youth Centre, 50 Hallcrown Pl., North York. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. Monday October 28 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocalis: Isn’t It Romantic? Featuring outstanding Master’s and Doctoral level Voice students. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. Tuesday October 29 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Old Songs, New Songs. Works by Duparc, Handel, Bernstein, Somers and others. Matthew Cairns, tenor. 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. ●●7:30: Toronto Theatre Organ Society. Silent Film screening: Nosferatu. Live improvised pipe organ accompaniment. David Simon, organ. Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-499-6262. /(adv). ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. A Tuba to Cuba: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Yusa and Special Guests. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-.50. Wednesday October 30 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Thomas Fitches, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady Onstage Series: Lizz Wright & Catherine Russell. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. -. ●●8:30: Aga Khan Museum/Ashkenaz Foundation. Yemen Blues Plays Hallel. Jazz, rock, blues, funk, and Yemenite spiritual music. Ravid Kahalani, lead vocal/gimbri; Rony Iwryn, percussion; Shanir Blumenkranz, bass/oud; Nikki Glaspie, drums; Salit Lahav, flute/sax; and others. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. ; (friends); .50(sr/st). Thursday October 31 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal/Chamber Music Series: The Ethics. Ittai Shapira: The Ethics, for violin, piano, percussion and chorus. 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: Opera Spotlight - The Marriage of Figaro Preview. 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. Music @ Midday: Student Showcase. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●5:30: Ken Page Memorial Trust. The Irresistible Spirits of Rhythm Halloween Jazz Party. Warren Vaché, cornet; Guido Basso, trumpet/flugelhorn; Ken Peplowski, reeds; Houston Person, tenor saxophone; Russ Phillips, trombone; and others. Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd. Call Anne at 416-515-0200. 0. Complimentary cocktail reception, gala dinner service and grand raffle. ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Mozart: Don Giovanni. Colin Ainsworth, Gustav Andreassen, Mireille Asselin, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Olivier Laquerre, Meghan Lindsay, Douglas Williams, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -4. Also A GALA CONCERT OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, POLAND AND SLOVAKIA SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 5pm Please see our detailed listing for performers and repertoire! St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto 416-972-1476 x 12 ADMISSION IS FREE: reserve your seat on eventbrite MOZART DON GIOVANNI OCT 31–NOV 9 ED MIRVISH THEATRE OPERAATELIER.COM Nov 2, 3(3pm), 8, 9. ●●7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Nov 1, 2. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Contemporary Music Ensemble: Frankenstein! Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free and open to the public. Friday November 1 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Brent Crawford, guitar. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Naseer Shamma & Orontes Flamenco Night. Naseer Shamma, flamenco oud; Orontes Guitar Quartet. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -2. ●●7:30: Opera York. La Traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Natalya Gennadi, soprano (Violetta); Kijong Wi, tenor (Alfredo); Diego Catala, baritone (Giorgio); Penny Cookson, stage director; Denis Mastromonaco, music director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. From ; $25(st). Also Nov 3(mat). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Glenn Gould School Fall Opera: Siren Song. Music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by Nick Dear. Peter Tiefenbach, conductor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Also Nov 2. ●●7:30: St. George’s Lutheran Church/DAAD Alumni Association Canada. Schubert’s Winterreise. Arranged for bass-baritone & string quartet by Richard Krug. Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone; Penderecki String Quartet. St. George’s Lutheran Church, 410 College St. 416-532-8591. ; (st). ●●7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Oct 31, Nov 2. ●●7:30: Trio Arkel. Après un Rêve. Fauré: 50 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

Quartet for Piano in c; and works by Vieuxtemps, Boulanger and Ravel. Francine Kay, piano; Victor Fournelle-Blain, piano. Trinity- St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 647-229- 6918. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Full Orchestra. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BW1050; Stamitz: Concerto in D Op.1; Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A K201. Máté Szücs, viola. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 647-812- 0839. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. Radio Days. Alex Dean, saxophone. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(child under 12). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery: Look Ahead: Paul Novotny, bass & Robi Botos, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or infogallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Loreena McKennitt: Lost Souls Tour. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. .50-9.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Power Corporation Vocal Series: Karina Gauvin with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Opera arias from 18th century St. Petersburg. Karina Gauvin, soprano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. Saturday November 2 ●●4:00: Church of the Ascension. Fauré’s Requiem for All Souls. A service of thanksgiving and reflection to remember loved ones who have passed. 33 Overland Dr. ascensiontoronto.ca. Freewill offering. Reception following in the Parish Hall. All invited. Daniel Lichti baritone, and the Penderecki String Quartet Franz Schubert’s ●●6:00: Art of Life Community Centre. Touching the Sky. Works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Schumann, and Piazzolla. Prater Ensemble. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave. 416-449-6747. $25. ●●7:30: Bloordale United Church. Climax Jazz Band Live. 4258 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke. 416-620-5377 or 416-621-1710. $25/(adv); free(under 18). ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Small Wonders - “Reminisce with Remi Bendali”. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. Flute Street Entre Amis with special guests presents Sat. Nov. 2, 7:30pm Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle ●●7:30: Flute Street. Entre Amis. Les Flûtistes de Montréal. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-462- 9498. $25; (sr/arts worker); (st). ●●7:30: Opera Atelier. Mozart: Don Giovanni. Colin Ainsworth, Gustav Andreassen, Mireille Asselin, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Olivier Laquerre, Meghan Lindsay, Douglas Williams, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -4. Also Oct 31, Nov 3(3pm), 8, 9. ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. The Sun, the Wind, and the Man with the Cloak. Music by Stephanie Martin, libretto by Paul Ciufo. Martih/Ciufo: The Sun, the Wind, and the Man with the Cloak (world premiere); and works by Britten, Vaughan Williams and Elgar. Allison Walmsley, soprano; Catherine Daniel, Fri, Nov 1, 7:30 pm St. George’s Lutheran Church 410 College St, Toronto • lichti-winterreise.eventbrite.ca mezzo; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone; Intermediate Chorus of Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-729- 3630. ; (sr); $25(under 30). ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. The Glenn Gould School Fall Opera: Siren Song. Music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by Nick Dear. Peter Tiefenbach, conductor. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . Also Nov 1. ●●7:30: Sigrid Angell. Danny’s 7. Popular music of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway W. 416- 444-8444. . Post-concert reception. ●●7:30: TO Live/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Oct 31, Nov 1. ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Irish Mythen. St. Paul’s United Church (Scarborough), 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough. 416-729- 7564. /$25(adv). ●●8:00: Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Dances of the World. Ginastera: Danzas del ballet Estancia; Bartók: Rumanian Dances; Marquez: Danzon 2; Arr. Carli: La Cumparsita; Copland: Hoedown and others. Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-238-0015 or gtpo.ca. ; $25(sr); (st). ●●8:00: North York Concert Orchestra. The Titans. Mahler: Symphony No.1; Sibelius: Violin Concerto. Alessia Disimino, violin. Yorkminster Citadel, 1 Lord Seaton Rd., North York. 416-628-9195. ; $25(sr); (st). NYCOPark service available. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. 6th Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert. Dream Serenade is a benefit concert and celebration of the Toronto community of children with developmental and or physical disabilities and their caregivers. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. .50-9.50. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers’ Songbook. Jackie Richardson, Kellylee Evans, Denzal Sinclaire, Heather Bambrick, Patricia O’Callaghan and others. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Mozart and Mendelssohn. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra K364; Royer: Sarabande for Viola and Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A “Italian” Op.90. Joyce Lai and Máté Szűcs, violins; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. spo@spo.ca or spo.ca. ; (sr); (st); (under 10). Sunday November 3 ●●1:00: Opticianado Eyewear. Katey Morley and Steve Park. Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. ●●2:00: Opera York. La Traviata. Music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Natalya Gennadi, soprano (Violetta); Kijong Wi, tenor (Alfredo); Diego Catala, baritone (Giorgio); Penny Cookson, stage director; Denis Mastromonaco, music director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905- 787-8811. From ; $25(st). Also Nov 1(eve). ●●2:00: Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket. Leslie Fagan, soprano. Guy Few, trumpet; Lorin Shalanko, piano. Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket. 905-953-5122. ; $25(sr); (st). ●●3:00: Burlington Symphony Orchestra. Russian Treasures. Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Jianhan Wu, piano. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905- 681-6000. ; (sr); (under 16). Group discount for 10 or more. ●●3:00: Opera Atelier. Mozart: Don Giovanni. Colin Ainsworth, Gustav Andreassen, Mireille Asselin, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Olivier Laquerre, Meghan Lindsay, Douglas Williams, vocalists; Marshall Pynkoski, stage director; Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, choreographer; Artists of Atelier Ballet; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. -4. Also Oct 31, Nov 2, 8, 9(4:30pm). Season Sponsors Friday, November 1 st 2019, 7:30 p.m. "Après un Rêve" Francine Kay, piano Victor Fournelle-Blain, Viola Fauré, Vieuxtemps, Boulanger and Ravel Cidel Bank Canada Trinity St.Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St.W Tickets /Senior/Student at door or online at brownpapertickets.com thewholenote.com October 2019 | 51

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