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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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Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or mississaugasymphony.ca. . TORONTO MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA movies by mandolin Cinematic themes and songs from your favourite movies! Sunday, Nov. 10, 3:30 Trinity–St. Paul’s Centre shevchenkomusic.com ●●3:30: Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. Movies by Mandolin. Themes and Songs from Movies. Game of Thrones, Doctor Zhivago, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and others. Alexander Veprinskiy, conductor; Toronto Mandolin Orchestra; vocal soloists. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-533-2725. ; (st). ●●4:00: Andrew Adair. Organ Music by Bach. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416- 531-7955. Free. ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers: Tribute to Charlie Parker. Matthew Woroshyl, alto saxophone. 1570 Yonge St. 416- 920-5211. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●7:30: Canadian Arabic Orchestra. Grand Finale with Taher Mamilli. John Bassett Theatre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. canadianarabicorchestra. ca. -. ●●7:30: Orpheus Symphonietta. Remembering Them. Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Presentation: Women of the Wars. Stu Beaudoin, conductor. St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Uxbridge), 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. 705-357-3299. ; free(child). Monday November 11 ●●7:00: Borealis Big Band. In Concert. The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. 416-463-5303. cover. ●●7:30: Shaftesbury Salon Series. Fire and Grace. Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, Allemande from Partita No.2; Whelan: Music from Riverdance; Piazzolla: Oblivion; Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons. Edwin Huizinga, violin; William Coulter, guitar. Atrium, 21 Shaftesbury Ave. 416-519-7883 or 647-638-4234. . Venue accessible. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Chamber Music Concert Series: Of War and Peace. Works of remembrance from Handel to Sting. Monica Whicher, soprano; Steven Philcox, piano; Marie Bérard; violin. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T A. Concerts in the GTA students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Music Gallery. History Series: Celebrating Casey Sokol. An evening with one of Music Gallery’s co-founders as he moves on from a storied career teaching improvisation at York University. Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst St. 416-204-1080. PWYC. 7:30pm: doors open. Tuesday November 12 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Dance Series: In Absentia. Sharon Moore: In Absentia. JD Dance. 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. Dongso Julia Kim, cello. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●12:10: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Voice Performance Class: Songs of Requiem and Light. 3rd-year Oratorio Class under Mia Bach. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●2:00: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. HPO at the Library. Composers influenced by their homeland, talk and performance. Burlington Public Library - Central Branch, 2331 New St., Burlington. 905-526-7756 or hpo.org. . ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. National Youth Orchestra: The Frenergy Tour. Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite; Ravel: Tzigane; Saint-Saëns: Rondo Capriccioso; and other works. National Youth Orchestra of Canada; European Union Youth Orchestra; Blake Pouliot, violin; Sascha Goetzel, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 or tickets@rcmusic.ca. . ●●7:30: The Piano Lunaire. Beaver Moon. Jaeger: I Never Knew; Dennehy: Her Wits (About Him), North Wall, North Circular, North Strand; Sherkin: Tagish Fires. Christina Haldane, soprano; Adam Sherkin, piano. Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor St. W. Rear. 416-825-2744. . ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Davis Conducts Russian Masters. Emilie LeBel: unsheltered (world premiere); Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D Op.19; Shostakovich: KASEMETS@100 Symphony No.10 in e Op.93. Karen Gomyo, violin; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. From . Thursday November 14 TUESDAY NOV. 12•WALTER HALL Faculty of Music, University of Toronto www.NewMusicConcerts.com ●●8:00: New Music Concerts/Faculty of Music, U of T. Kasemets@100. Palestrina: Tu es Petrus; Kasemets: Trigon; Märt-Matis Lill: When the Buffalo Went Away; Tatiana Kozlova-Johannes: Horizontals; Kasemets: 4’33” Fractals; Future is past…is…now. Ensemble U:; Stephen Clarke, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-961-9594. ; $25(sr/arts workers); (st). 7:15pm: preconcert talk. Wednesday November 13 ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Noonday Organ Recital. Imre Olah, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. ●●5:30: Canadian Opera Company. Jazz Series: Poetry and Song. Elizabeth Shepherd, singer/piano/composer; Michael Occhipinti, guitar. 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: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. What Makes It Great?®: The Great Bands of the Swing Era. University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra; Rob Kapilow, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ; $25(sr); (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●7:30: York University Department of Music. York University Chamber Choir: A Master’s Recital. Works by Palestrina, Schütz, Monteverdi, Mendelssohn and Britten. Craig Garnham, guest conductor; Lisette Canton, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736- 5888. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Productions Opéra Concept MP. Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-985-2787. -0. Also Nov 14, 16, 17(mat), 23. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit. Yolanda Bonnell, Heli Huovinen, narrators; Melody Courage, Asitha Tennekoon, Bud Roach, soloists and others. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-408- 0208. $25-. Also Nov 14, 15, 16, 17(2pm). ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Piano Virtuoso Series: Will to Live. Liszt: La vallée d’Obermann; and works by Prokofiev, Chopin and Hamelin. Philippe Prud’homme, piano. 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: York University Department of Music. World @ Midday: Ensemble Jeng Yi - Korean Drum and Dance. Martin Family Lounge, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. WOMEN’S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | 1.30 PM JANE ARCHIBALD Jane Archibald, soprano Liz Upchurch, piano 416-923-7052 wmct.on.ca ●●1:30: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto. Music in the Afternoon: Jane Archibald. Works by Purcell, Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, and others. Jane Archibald, soprano; Liz Upchurch, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-923-7052 or wmct. on.ca. . ●●2:00: Y.C. Lee. OrchardViewers. Art song and operatic favourites. Y.C. Lee, tenor; Antonia De Wolfe, piano. Northern District Public Library, Room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd. 416-393-7610. Free. ●●5:00: Latitude44/Estonian Music Week. Ensemble U: Concert and VR Program. Three short 30 min. sets. Raba (VR version 2017). Scott L. Miller. WE Global Learning Centre, 339 Queen St. E. 416-925-9405. . ●●7:00: Latitude44/Estonian Music Week. L44; EMW Kickoff Party. Augie Riik’s Jazz Duo; DJ Vaiko Eplik. Restaurant Archeo at Distillery District, 31 Trinity St. 416-925-9405. ; (youth 30 and under). ●●7:30: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The Abrams. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905- 681-6000. ; (members). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Anastasia Rizikov. Chopin: Rondo in c Op.1; 50 | November 2019 thewholenote.com

Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54; Sonata No.3 in b Op.58; Arensky: Caprices Op.43 - No.4 in G; No.5 in D; and works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Glinka and Balakirev. 345 Sorauren Ave. 647-667-4190. ; (st). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Instrumentalis. Graduate student instrumentalists. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tiffany. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. .50; .50(members). ●●8:00: Corktown Chamber Orchestra. In Concert. Saint-Saëns: “Organ” Symphony No.3; R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Little Trinity Anglican Church, 425 King St. E. corktownorchestra@gmail.com. sliding scale. ●●8:00: Productions Opéra Concept MP. Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera. See Nov 13. Also Nov 16(8pm), 17(2pm), 23(8pm). LOTTI REVEALED Nov 14–17, 2019 Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. Lotti Revealed. Lotti: Missa Sapientiae; Choral works by Bach, Handel and Zelenka; James Rolfe: Kadosh/ Sanctus/Holy (world premiere). Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Ivars Taurins. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-9337. From . Also Nov 15, 16, 17(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit. See Nov 13. Also Nov 15(8pm), 16(8pm), 17(2pm). ●●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. Performers and observers welcome. Sterling Beckwith Studio, 235 Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. Friday November 15 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Allison Angelo, soprano; Ariana Chris, mezzo. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Free. ●●7:00: Estonian Music Week. Jazz and Folk Night. Puuluup; Kaili Kinnon; Mari Sild; Muusika ja Mõtted;. Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide St. W. 416-925-9405. . ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Orpheus Alive and Chaconne. Music by Missy Mazzoli. Robert Binet, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Nov 15, 7:30pm. Runs to Nov 21. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Gene Wu, baritone (Figaro); Meagan Larios, mezzo (Rosina); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Almaviva); Aaron Durand, baritone (Bartolo); Natasha Fransblow, piano/music director and others. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . In concert with piano accompaniment. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. CD Release: Let Me Explain. Works by Jaeger, Gionet, Moussa and Peterson. Christina Raphaelle Haldane, soprano; Carl Philippe Gionet, Stu Harrison, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. Ticket includes refreshment. ●●8:00: Soundstreams. Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit. See Nov 13. Also Nov 16(8pm), 17(2pm). ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Lotti Revealed. Lotti: Missa Sapientiae; Choral works by Bach, Handel and Zelenka; James Rolfe: Kadosh/ Sanctus/Holy (world premiere). Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Ivars Taurins. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Nov 14, 16, 17(3:30pm). ●●8:00: Vic Chorus. Fall Concert. British folk songs; works by Purcell, Handel and Whitacre. Taylor Sullivan, conductor. Guests: Paul Sandvidotti and Brian Roberts. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-585- 5421. Free. Saturday November 16 ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Orpheus Alive and Chaconne. See Nov 15. Also Nov 16(7:30pm), 17(2pm), 20(7:30pm), 21(7:30pm). ●●6:00: Small World Music Society. Michelle Shocked. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536- 5439. $25. Also 9pm. ●●6:00: Terry Cade Quartet. Terry Cade Quartet. Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor St. W. 416-546-4033. -. ●●7:00: Fairlawn Avenue United Church. The Art of English Song: A Commonwealth Collaboration. Works by Britten, Finzi, Purcell, Vaughan Williams and others. Nicholas Nicolaidis, tenor; Doreen Uren Simmons, piano. 28 Fairlawn Ave. 416-481-6848 x21. ; (child). Lee-Shillingberg Piano Duo Saturday, Nov 16, 7pm Glenn Gould Studio torontomusicacademyofcanada .com ●●7:00: Toronto Music Academy of Canada. Lee-Shillingberg Piano Duo. Clementi: Sonata for Two Pianos in B-flat; Piazzolla: Tangata Tango for Two Pianos; Arensky: Suite for Two Pianos No.2 Op.23; Poulenc: Sonata for Two Pianos; Schumann: Andante and Variations Op.46; Anderson: Carmen Fantasy. Yun HEDGEHOG CONCERTS Pamelia Stickney Theremin Thessi Rauba Piano Alexander Rapoport Sonatas Nos. 1-3 for Theremin and Piano Canadian premieres of Sonatas #2 and #3 with support from He Lee, piano; John Shillingberg, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-223-6106 or eventbrite.com/e/lee-shillingberg-pianoduo-tickets-71753150605. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. Duo526: Duo Fantasy. Works by Villa-Lobos, Mackey, Bax and Bolcom. Futaba Niekawa, piano; Kerry DuWors, violin. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Hedgehog Concerts. Pamelia Stickney: Theremin Centennial Concert! Rapoport: Three Sonatas for Theremin and Piano. Pamelia Stickney, theremin; Thessi Rauba, piano. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 540-4058. $25; (st/st/arts workers/ underemployed). ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Like As The Lute Delights. New and ancient songs exploring the voice of the lute in music, art, and literature. Benjamin Stein, lute; Emily Klassen, soprano; Hannah Stein, alto; Jenna Gallagher, violin. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26 or metunited.ca/music. ; (st). ●●7:30: National Ballet of Canada. Orpheus Alive and Chaconne. See Nov 15. Also Nov 17(2pm), 20(7:30pm), 21(7:30pm). ●●7:30: St. George on Yonge. In Concert. Premiere of commissioned works by Tse, Procunier, Emery, and Richardson-Schulte; Webern: Langsamer Satz; Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1. Interro Quartet (Eric Kim-Fujita, violin; Steve Koh, violin; Maxime Despax, viola; Sebastian Ostertag, cello). St. George Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge St. 416-993-3172 or eventbrite.ca/e/new-classicsneo-classics-tickets-74643636125. $25/(adv); Theremin Centennial Celebratory Concert Saturday, November 16 7:30 pm Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue Toronto Lev Termen 1896 -1993 $25/15 reservations/info: alexander.rapoport@utoronto.ca Chi Rich thewholenote.com November 2019 | 51

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