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Volume 25 Issue 3 - November 2019

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On the slim chance you might not have already heard the news, Estonian Canadian composing giant Udo Kasemets was born the same year that Leo Thermin invented the theremin --1919. Which means this is the centenary year for both of them, and both are being celebrated in style, as Andrew Timar and MJ Buell respectively explain. And that's just a taste of a bustling November, with enough coverage of music of both the delectably substantial and delightfully silly on hand to satisfy one and all.

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YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. . ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Jazz at the Gallery. John MacMurchy, reeds; Dan Ionescu, guitar. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●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 Stuart, viola. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the November 7 at 8 pm vision string quartet A. Concerts in the GTA Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. .50-; (st). Toronto debut. ●●8:00: Grandmothers Partnering with Africa. Great Songs of the Folk Revival. Songs of Dylan, Baez, Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, and others. Mike Daley, guitar; Jill Daley, piano/violin/vocals. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. GPWAfrica@gmail.com or Eventbrite. . Benefit for Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. The 9th! Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Taylor Bojanowski, Ryan Lee, Sasha Ludavicius, Daniel McArthur, Victoria Mehaffey and others, dancers; Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek, co-choreographers. Harbourfront Centre Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West. 416-973- 4000. -. Discounts for sr/st/artsworkers/groups. Also Nov 6, 8, 9. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Grand Opera in Concert: Thaïs. Music by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Louis Gallet. Erin Wall, 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. ●●9:00: Global Village Creative. Jazz Armenia: The music of Gomidas and his contemporaries. Works by Gomidas, Khatchaturian, Babajanian, Ganatchian, ADISS, Aznavour, and Legrand. Levon Ichkhanian, guitar; with Wilson Laurencin, drums; Andrew Stewart, bass; Richard Evans, keys; Hampic Djabourian, doudouk; Siavash Kavehmaryan, Kemance; Ernie Tollar, woodwinds. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. NINE SPARROWS ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street at Heath Street 416-363-5299. $25 (cover). Also Nov 8, 9. Friday November 8 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Lisa Tahara, piano; Brenna Hardy- Kavanagh, violin. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. Maghrebian Night. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -. November 8 and November 9 narrator. Guests: Guido Basso, trumpet; Neil Swainson, bass; Eric N. Robertson, conductor. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298 or 9sparrowsarts.org. Free. Donations welcome. ●●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 2, 3(3pm), 9(4:30pm). ●●8:00: Luke Jackson. The Songs of Nick Drake. Patricia O’Callaghan; Marla and David Celia; Elizabeth Shepherd; Mitchell Girio and others. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. 647-339-5853. . ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. The 9th! Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Taylor Bojanowski, Ryan Lee, Sasha Ludavicius, Daniel McArthur, Victoria Mehaffey and others, dancers; Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek, co-choreographers. Harbourfront Centre Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West. 416-973- 4000. -. Discounts for sr/st/artsworkers/groups. Also Nov 6, 7, 9. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. String Concerts Series: Ray Chen with Julio Elizalde. Grieg: Violin Sonata No.2 in G Op.13; Saint- Saëns: Violin Sonata No.1 in d Op.75; Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in d for Solo Violin BWV1004; Debussy: Clair de lune L32, arr. Roelens; Ravel: Tzigane. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. - . 7pm: Prelude Recital. SINFONIA TORONTO SPECIAL GUESTS Guido Basso trumpet Neil Swainson bass FEATURING: Rob Crabtree, Piper Lark Popov, Piano Colleen Burns, Narrator Choirs and Organ Eric N. Robertson, Conductor ADMISSION FREE - DONATIONS WELCOME Sponsored in part by Trinity Custom Masonry Limited WWW.9SPARROWSARTS.ORG ●●7:30: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. In Remembrance Concert. Elias: Dark Night of the Soul; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Brahms: How Lovely Thy Dwellings; Martin: Kyrie. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni; Classic String Quartet; Michael Barth, trumpet; Donna Klousis, flute; James Brown, guitar; Gordon D. Mansell, conductor. Holy Name Catholic Church, 71 Gough Ave. 416- 571-3680 or gdmansell@sympatico.ca. Freewill offering. Also Nov 9(St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mississauga). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Giselle. See Nov 6. Also Nov 9(2pm, 7:30pm), 10(2pm). ●●7:30: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. A Concert of Remembrance. Rob Crabtree, piper; Lark Popov, piano; Collen Burns, Nurhan Arman, Conductor MOZART & TCHAIKOVSKY Nov 8 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio sinfoniatoronto.com ●●8:00: Sinfonia Toronto. Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Mozart: Divertimento K138; Ichmouratov: Letter from an Unknown Woman; Kuzmenko: Skartaris Duo Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Serenade. Marc Djokic, violin; Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano; Nurhan Arman, conductor. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. sinfoniatoronto.com. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Remembers. Rachmaninoff: Vespers; Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul (with string quartet); other works. Craig Pike, conductor. Trinity College Chapel, U of T, 6 Hoskin Ave. thatchoir.com. and up. 48 | November 2019 thewholenote.com

2019/20 conducted by Craig Pike NOV. 8 & 9, 8PM Trinity College Chapel 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto ON TICKETS: thatchoir.com ●●8:00: Tongue in Cheek Productions. Opera 5: Eight Singers Drinking. Works by Handel, Porter, Montsalvatge, Berlioz, Viardot and others. Aaron Durand, Beste Kalender, Catherine Daniel, Michael Nyby, Rachel Krehm, River Guard, Ryan Downey and Trevor Chartrand. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-825-3151 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.com. ; $25(arts worker). ●●9:00: Global Village Creative. Jazz Armenia: The music of Gomidas and his contemporaries. See Nov 7. Also Nov 9. Saturday November 9 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Giselle. See Nov 6. Also Nov 9(7:30pm), 10(2pm). ●●3:00: Arraymusic. Telematic 1. Van Nort: SSHRC Partnership Engage project. Doug Van Nort; Arraymusic; Anne Bourne, cello; NowNet Arts Ensemble (connected from New York). Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 416- 532-3019. or PWYC. Concert can also be Nov 9 | 3pm TELEMATIC Ⅰ The Array Ensemble, Doug Van Nort, and cellist Anne Bourne connect digitally with New York’s NowNet Arts Ensemble to create new works across borders. Nov 23 | 8pm UDO KASEMETS @100 Curated by Stephen Clarke Celebrating the Estonianborn Canadian composer’s centenary with a program of rare chamber works. / pwyw @The Array Space 155 Walnut Ave. Toronto arraymusic.ca livestreamed. ●●4:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. Whether the Weather. Works by Bach, Poulenc, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Daley and others. TCC’s Main Choir and Toronto Youth Choir. Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St. W. 416- 932-8666 x231 or torontochildrenschorus. com/performances. ; (under 30); (child). ●●4:30: 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 2, 3(3pm), 8. ●●7:00: Brad Ratzlaff. In Remembrance. MacMillan: Cantos Sagrados; Balfour: Take The Indian. James MacMillan; Andrew Balfour, singer; VIVA Chamber Singers; Stephen Boda, organ; Brian Solomon, dancer and others. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-922-8435 x23. $25; (sr/st). Tickets available at the door. ●●7:30: Concerts at Scarborough Bluffs. Musical Spirit. The Bronze Foundation. Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. 416-267-8265. . ●●7:30: Festival of Arabic Music and Arts. Joe Show. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. canadianarabicorchestra.ca. -0. ●●7:30: Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Remembrance Concert. Elias: Dark Night of the Soul; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Brahms: How Lovely Thy Dwellings; Martin: Kyrie. Members of St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni; Classic String Quartet; Michael Barth, trumpet; Donna Klousis, flute; James Brown, guitar; Gordon D. Mansell, conductor. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 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) torontochamberchoir.ca @torontochamberchoir @torchamberchoir Dr., Mississauga. 416-571-3680 or gdmansell@sympatico.ca. Freewill offering. Also Nov 8(Holy Name Catholic Church, Toronto). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Giselle. See Nov 6. Also Nov 10(2pm). ●●7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. One Small Step. Olson: That’s One Small Step (world premiere); Gjeilo: Across the Vast, Eternal Sky; Enns: I Saw Eternity; Gimon: Earth. Vaso String Quartet; Amanda Bolger, Amelia Shields, horns. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-530-4428 or orpheuschoirtoronto.com. -. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Mariachi Herencia de México. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(members). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert 2: Mozart and Brahms. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A; Brahms: Symphony No.1 in c Op.68; Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni. Lauren Esch, piano; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566 or cathedralbluffs.com. From ; From (sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: ProArteDanza. The 9th! Beethoven: Symphony No.9. Taylor Bojanowski, Ryan Lee, Sasha Ludavicius, Daniel McArthur, Victoria Mehaffey and others, dancers; Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek, co-choreographers. Harbourfront Centre Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West. 416-973- 4000. -. Discounts for sr/st/artsworkers/groups. Also Nov 6, 7, 8. ●●8:00: Ron Davis’ SymphRONica. SymphRONica: Season 7: The Opener! Featuring new music and some old favourites. Ron Davis, piano; Kevin Barrett, guitar; Mike Downes, bass; Aline Homzy, violin; Guest MC: Jaymz Bee. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, 918 Bathurst St. 416-347-6765. $25/(adv); (sr/st). bemusednetwork.com. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Music Mix Series: SongBird North. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408- 0208. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. World Music Concerts Series: Carminho and Pilar. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●8:00: That Choir. That Choir Remembers. See Nov 8. ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Don’t Be Weary, Traveller. Sweelinck: Cantate Domino; Dett: Ave Maria, Don’t Be Weary, Traveller; Purcell: Hear My Prayer; Hogan: Hear My Prayer. Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor. Grace Church onthe-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-763-1695. ; $25(sr); .50(under 30). 7:15pm: Pre-concert chat with Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Grand Opera in Concert: Thaïs. Music by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Louis Gallet. Erin Wall, 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 7. ●●9:00: Global Village Creative. Jazz Armenia: The music of Gomidas and his contemporaries. See Nov 7. Sunday November 10 ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: Royal Academy of Music, London. Students and faculty from Royal Academy of Music and Glenn Gould School. 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: National Ballet of Canada. Giselle. See Nov 6. ●●2:00: Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America. Centennial Concert. Koerner Hall, 189 Yonge St. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Cathy Yang and Benyamin Nuss. Works for four hands by Stravinsky, Satie, Nuss, Uematsu and Soken. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416- 822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●3:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. A Celebration of Peace and Remembrance. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Saturday November 9, 2019 8 pm MOZART & BRAHMS Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major with pianist Lauren Esch Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor 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 2 thewholenote.com November 2019 | 49

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