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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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●●3:00: St. Paul’s Bloor Street. Organ Concert. Works by Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd, Messiaen and Ugis Praulins. Choir of St. Paul’s Bloor Street; Gerald Loo, organ; Thomas Bell, conductor. 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●5:00: Nocturnes in the City. George Grosman and Bohemian Jazz Quartet. Pre- Christmas Jazz. Prague Restaurant at Masaryktown, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 416-481-7294 or nocturnesinthecity.com. $25; (st). A. Concerts in the GTA ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Marwa Nagi - “A Tribute to Warda and Baleegh”. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. Tuesday November 5 ●●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. 1-855-985-2787. -. Also Nov 5. ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Bad New Days. Melancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker. Part concert, part spectacle, part existential talkshow. Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. $25/(adv); (st/members). Also Nov 7(eve & mat). ●●9:30: Danie Friesen. Opera Revue. Opera classics, art song and other works. Danie Friesen, soprano; Claire Harris, piano; and others. The Emmett Ray, 924 College St. 647- 637-7491. PWYC. Also Oct 2, Dec 4. Thursday November 7 ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Spotlight Series: Leaving Kansas. Works by Dorothy de Val. Dorothy de Val, piano; Paula Arciniega, mezzo; Susanna McCleary, soprano; Anne Lederman, fiddle; Kye Marshall, cello; Patricia Wait, clarinet; Barbara Ackerman, flute. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●4:00: Music Gallery/Bad New Days. Melancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker. Part concert, part spectacle, part existential talkshow. Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. $25/(adv); (st/members). 3:30pm: doors open. Also 8pm, Nov 6(eve). ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: Greek Arabia. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony & York University Symphony Orchestra’s Preview Concert. Mark Chambers & William Thomas, directors. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Music Gallery/Bad New Days. Melancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker. Part concert, part spectacle, part existential talkshow. Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St. 416- 204-1080. $25/(adv); (st/members). 7:30pm: doors open. Also 4pm, Nov 6(eve). ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. Figaro 2.0. Music by Mozart and Harrison. Robert Glumbek (Bartolo); Benjamin Landsberg (Figaro); Ryan Lee (Marcellina); Daniel McArthur (Count); Victoria Mehaffey (Susanna) and others. Harbourfront Centre Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West. 416-973-4000. - . Discounts for sr/st/artsworkers/groups. Also Nov 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10. ●●8:00: Music Toronto. Vision String Quartet. Bacewicz: Quartet No.4; Haydn: Quartet in G Op.77 No.1; Schumann: Quartet in A Op.41 No.3. Jakob Encke and Daniel Stoll, violins; Leonard Disselhorst, cello; Sander ●●7:00: Show One Productions. Classical Stars at Koerner: Soprano Hibla Gerzmava. Arias from Anna Bolena, Norma, La forza del destino, and works by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rachmaninoff. Ekaterina Ganelina, piano. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or rcmusic.ca. -0. Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m (pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m. With Brainerd Blyden-Taylor) Don’t Be Weary, Traveller (in concert with The Nathaniel Dett Chorale) Grace Church on-the-Hill 300 Lonsdale Rd. torontochamberchoir.ca @torontochamberchoir @torchamberchoir NOV. 5-6 ●●7:30: TO Live. The Kingdom Choir. Stand by Me; Beyoncé: Halo; Legend: All Of Me. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. 1-855- 985-2787. -. Also Nov 6. ●●7:30: Maureen Batt. Crossing Borders: Traversía Latinoamericana. Works by Carrabré, Martins, Pearce, Rivést, Vega-Zaldivar. Maureen Batt, soprano; Fabián Arciniegas, tenor; Claire Harris, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 647-290-7970. -$25. Wednesday November 6 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Chamber Music Series: Royal Collaborations - Music of Exile. Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Trio Op.24; Karl Amadeus Hartmann: String Quartet No.1. Artists of the Royal Academy of Music; Artists of the Royal Conservatory of Music. 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. Ian Grundy, 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. William Maddox, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●7:30: TO Live. The Kingdom Choir. Stand by Me; Beyoncé: Halo; Legend: All Of Me. Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts), 5040 Yonge St., North York. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA IN THIS ISSUE: Almonte, Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Burritt's Rapids, Cambridge, Campbellford, Cherry Valley, Cobourg, Delta, Elgin, Elmira, Guelph, Haliburton, Hamilton, Kenora, Kincardine, Kingston, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Maberly, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Orillia, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stratford, Sudbury, Sydenham, Tatlock, Tweed, Waterloo. Wednesday October 2 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru/ William Shookhoff. A Tribute to Giulia Grisi and the Age of Bel Canto. Works by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. Stephanie DeCiantis, soprano; Meagan Larios, mezzo; William Shookhoff, piano. Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Touring Europe. Joseph Lanza, violin; Borys Medicky, harpsichord. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free. Thursday October 3 ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Jeremy Dutcher. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (member); $25(univ/college st); (high school st). Friday October 4 ●●12:00 noon: Westben. New Now: UofT Singers. Students from the studio of Elizabeth McDonald. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. PWYC( minimum suggested). Bring your lunch. 60 minute concert chat. ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Le Trio de Montréal. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Kincardine Summer Music Festival. Marc Pierre Toth. Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.13 “Pathétique”; Piano Sonata Op.106 “Hammerklavier”; and other works. Marc Pierre Toth, piano. Kincardine United Church, 721 Princes St., Kincardine. 519-396-9716. $25; free(16 and under). ●●7:30: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. Of Birds and Beasts: Music and Slideshow about Nature. 12th-18th centuries. Rameau: Music from Les indes galantes; traditional Arabic folk tunes, and Eastern and Western chants. Guests: Sine Nomine; Ensemble for Mediaeval Music; Amy Bodman and Peter Fuller, field naturalists. St. George’s Cathedral Great Hall, 129 Wellington St., Kingston. 613- 767-7245. . ●●7:30: Tim Nast. In Concert. Old Town Hall, Delta, 8 Lower Beverley Lake Park Rd., Delta. timnast.com. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Firebird. Liadov: Kikimora; Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestra; Liadov: The Enchanted Lake; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird. Andrei Ionita, cello; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Oct 5. Saturday October 5 ● ● 2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts/Qaggiavuut. Arctic Song. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Isabel Bader 52 | October 2019 thewholenote.com

November 7 at 8 pm vision string quartet Stuart, viola. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416- 366-7723. .50-; (st). Toronto debut. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Opera in Concert: Thaïs. Music by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Louis Gallet. Erin Wall, QAGGIAVUUT presents ARCTIC SONG SAT, OCT 5 queensu.ca/theisabel Centre for the Performing Arts, Rehearsal Hall, 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. ; (faculty/staff); (st). Post-concert workshop: Storytelling and Throat Music. ●●5:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Western University High School Honour Choir. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●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 TS Toronto Symphony Orchestra soprano; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; Andrew Staples, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; Liv Redpath, soprano; and others; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also Nov 9. Finney, baritone (Benoît/Alcindoro); Joel Ivany, stage director; David Eliakis, music director/piano. Bob’s Burger Bar, 152 Main St. S., Kenora. tickets@againstthegraintheatre. com. $25-. ●●7:30: Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club/TD Sunfest. Breabach. Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St., London. 519-319-5847. /$25(adv). ●●7:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. West Side Story: In Concert. Bernstein: West Side Story. Robert Markus (Tony); Meher Pavri (Maria); Kaylee Harwood (Anita); Sayer Roberts (Riff); Charlotte Knight (Rosalia); Chorus Niagara; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855- 515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). Also Oct 6(2:30pm). ●●7:30: St. George’s Cathedral. Metropolitan Silver Band. 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-548-4617. . Proceeds to the Cathedral Heritage Preservation Trust. ●●7:30: Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Once Upon a Time. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel; Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman; Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Katy Clark, Leanne Kaufman, sopranos; Stephen Russell, narrator. Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Ave., Stratford. 519-271- 0990 or stratfordsymphonyorchestra.ca. ; (st); free(under 12). ●●7:30: Tim Nast. In Concert. Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall, 1661 Chaffey’s Lock Rd., Elgin. timnast.com. . ●●8:00: GUH. In Concert. Athol Recreation Centre, 1685 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley. 613-503-2337. . ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Firebird. Liadov: Kikimora; Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestra; Liadov: The Enchanted Lake; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird. Andrei Ionita, cello; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Oct 4. Sunday October 6 ●●2:00: Chamber Music Hamilton. In Concert. Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Abigail Richardson-Schulte: The Hockey Sweater; and works by MacDowell, Copland, Gershwin, Barber, Porter and others. Michael Schulte, director; Trevor Copp, mime artist; R.H. Thomson, narrator. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton. 905-719-6457. ; (sr); (st). ●●2:30: Georgian Music. Kaili Maimets, flute/ Rachel Mercer, cello/Angela Park, piano. Piano trios by Mendelssohn, Hummel; Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2; Schubert: Flute Sonata. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●2:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. From Moscow to Montreal. Works by Rachmaninoff, Franck, Ravel, Debussy and Lefèvre. Alain Lefèvre, piano. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. West Side Story: In Concert. Bernstein: West Side Story. Robert Markus (Tony); Meher Pavri (Maria); Kaylee Harwood (Anita); Sayer Roberts (Riff); Charlotte Knight (Rosalia); Chorus Niagara; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855- 515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). Also Oct 5(7:30pm). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Duo Mantar - Adam Levin, guitar & Jacob Reuvin, mandolin. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). Monday October 7 ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Tarantella: Viva Napoli! Francesco Pellegrino, vocalist; Vesuvius Ensemble. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. ; (faculty/staff); (st). Tuesday October 8 ●●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. SRO Night Club, 93 Durham St., Sudbury. tickets@againstthegraintheatre.com. $25-. Wednesday October 9 ●●12:30: University of Waterloo Department of Music. Noon Hour Concerts: Treasures of the German Baroque. Works by Bach, Telemann and Graupner. Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Waterloo. 519-885-0220 x24226. Free. ●●2:30: Seniors Serenade. Lance Anderson, Jazz Piano and Roly Platt, Harmonica. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-726-1181. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Old World, New World. St. Georges: Overture to L’amant anonyme; Fung: Mourn; Bach: Suite No.1 in C; Wadley: Overture; Telemann: Grillen-Symphonie “Cricket Symphony”; Haydn: Symphony No.7 in C “Le midi”. Ian Whitman, curator. First United Church (Waterloo), 16 William St. W., Waterloo. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. . Also Oct 11(Guelph), 12(Cambridge). Friday October 11 ●●7:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons & Poole Concert Series. Stewart Goodyear, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Old World, New World. St. Georges: Overture to L’amant anonyme; Fung: Mourn; Bach: Suite No.1 in C; Wadley: Overture; Telemann: Grillen-Symphonie “Cricket Symphony”; Haydn: Symphony No.7 in C “Le midi”. Ian Whitman, curator. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. . Also Oct 9(Waterloo), 12(Cambridge). Saturday October 12 ●●10:00am: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Parsons & Poole Masterclass Series. Stewart Goodyear, piano. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Marc Toth, piano. Beethoven Sonata No.5, 16, 9, 23 “Appassionata”. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-886- 1673. ; (st). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Old World, New World. St. Georges: Overture to L’amant anonyme; Fung: Mourn; Bach: Suite No.1 in C; Wadley: Overture; Telemann: Grillen- Symphonie “Cricket Symphony”; Haydn: Symphony No.7 in C “Le midi”. Ian Whitman, curator. Central Presbyterian Church (Cambridge), 7 Queens Sq., Cambridge. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. . Also Oct 9(Waterloo), 11(Guelph). Sunday October 13 ●●3:00: Westben. Chopin to a Tea. Valerie Tryon, piano. Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front St. S., Campbellford. 705-653- 5508. ; (under 30); (youth). Tea and treats. Tuesday October 15 ●●7:00: Barrie Concert Band. Veterans’ Salute. Musical tribute to the veterans of the Canadian Forces and to those currently serving abroad or at home. Entertainment by the Skyliners’ Big Band will follow tribute. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent St., Barrie. 705-735-0720. Donation for food bank gratefully received. Sponsored by the Barrie Legion and everyone, especially veterans, is encouraged to attend. thewholenote.com October 2019 | 53

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2019)

Volume 25 Issue 2 - October 2019
Volume 25 Issue 1 - September 2019
Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019
Volume 24 Issue 7 - April 2019
Volume 24 Issue 6 - March 2019
Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019
Volume 24 Issue 4 - December 2018 / January 2019
Volume 24 Issue 3 - November 2018
Volume 24 Issue 2 - October 2018
Volume 24 Issue 1 - September 2018
Volume 23 Issue 9 - June / July / August 2018
Volume 23 Issue 8 - May 2018
Volume 23 Issue 7 - April 2018
Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
Volume 23 Issue 2 - October 2017
Volume 23 Issue 1 - September 2017
Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
Volume 22 Issue 8 - May 2017
Volume 22 Issue 7 - April 2017
Volume 22 Issue 6 - March 2017
Volume 22 Issue 5 - February 2017
Volume 22 Issue 4 - December 2016/January 2017
Volume 22 Issue 2 - October 2016
Volume 22 Issue 1 - September 2016
Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016
Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
Volume 21 Issue 5 - February 2016
Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
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