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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020

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Welcome to our December/January issue as we turn the annual calendar page, halfway through our season for the 25th time, juggling as always, secular stuff, the spirit of the season, new year resolve and winter journeys! Why is Mozart's Handel's Messiah's trumpet a trombone? Why when Laurie Anderson offers to fly you to the moon you should take her up on the invitation. Why messing with Winterreisse can (sometimes) be a very good thing! And a bumper crop of record reviews for your reading (and sometimes listening) pleasure. Available in flipthrough here right now, and on stands commencing Thursday Nov 28. See you on the other side!

The WholeNote listings

The WholeNote listings are arranged in five sections: A. GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. B. BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontario outside Toronto and the GTA. Starts on page 64. C. MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types: from opera, operetta and musicals, to non-traditional performance types where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. Starts on page 69. D. IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ) is organized alphabetically by club. Starts on page 71. E. THE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses, workshops, singalongs and other music-related events (except performances) which may be of interest to our readers. Starts on page 73. A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION. A phone number is provided with every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publish a listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed; artists or venues may change after listings are published. Please check before you go out to a concert. HOW TO LIST. Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections above are a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters. If you have an event, send us your information no later than the 8th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listing is eligible to appear. LISTINGS DEADLINE. The next issue covers the period from February 1 to March 7, 2020. All listings must be received by 11:59pm, Wednesday January 8. LISTINGS can be sent by email to listings@thewholenote.com or by using the online form on our website. We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232 x27 for further information. LISTINGS ZONE MAP. Visit our website to search for concerts by the zones on this map: thewholenote.com. Lake Huron 6 Georgian Bay 7 2 1 5 Lake Erie 3 4 8 City of Toronto LISTINGS Lake Ontario Sunday December 1 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Fairytales and Lullabies. Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio. 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. ●●1:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Sunday Interludes Series: Jinjoo Cho, violin. 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: Canzona. The Music Speaks. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Mendelssohn: Sonata No.1 Op.45; Debussy: Sonata; Chopin: Polonaise Op.26/1; Fauré: Elégie Op.24 and others. Peter Cosbey, cello; Mariko Kamachi-Cosbey, piano. St. Andrew by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Cibola Ave., Toronto Island. 416-822-0613. . Brunch () at 12:30pm. Reservations required. Also Dec 2(7:30pm, St. George by the Grange - concert only). ●●2:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Shoshana Telner. Chopin: Four Ballades; Debussy: Twelve Etudes. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●2:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Shoshana Telner. Alexina Louie: Memories in an Ancient Garden; Bach: Italian Concerto; Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrac; Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann; Chopin: Four Ballades. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●2:00: National Ballet of Canada. Etudes & Piano Concerto #1 & Petite Mort. Music by Carl Czerny, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Harald Lander, choreographer. Alexei Ratmansky, choreographer. Jiří Kylián, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. and up. Opens Nov 27, 7:30pm. Runs to Dec 1. Wed- Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●2:00: The Sound Post. Fall Salon Concert. Duos for violin and viola. Elizabeth Chang, violin; Nardo Poy, viola. 93 Grenville St. events@ thesoundpost.com. Free with the purchase of CD. Limited seating. Reception post concert. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choirs in Concert: To Hold Off Winter’s Chill. Works by Sirett, Schubert, Daley and Vivancos. Women’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Men’s Chorus; Elaine Choi and Lori- Anne Dolloff, conductors. MacMillan 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. Erratum: We accidentally omitted this listing from the November issue of the magazine. Our apologies! Concert details below: ●●Nov 30 2pm: Peter Margolian and Friends. Chamber Music Concert. Music for voice, winds, strings, percussion and piano. Works by Franz Schubert, Stephen Foster, Halsey Stevens, Henry Cowell and Darius Milhaud. Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W.. 647-980-5475. Free. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●2:30: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Kátya Kabanová. Music by Leoš Janáček. Sung in English. Lynn Isnar, soprano (Kátya); Emilia Boteva, mezzo (Kabanicha); Michael Barrett, tenor (Tichon); Cian Horrobin, tenor (Boris); Jo Greenaway, music director/piano; Robert Cooper, chorus director. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708- 6754. -. ●●3:00: Chorus York. Celebrate the Season. A program of Christmas favorites, with some audience participation. Stéphane Potvin, director; Andrea Van Pelt, piano; guests: The Bells of St. Matthew’s handbell choir; Joan Plume, director. Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre St., Thornhill. 905- 884-7922. /(adv); (st/under 36); free(under 12). Also Nov 30(8pm, Richmond Hill). ●●3:00: Encore! Chorus. Sing Gloria! Britt- Lynn Winch, harp; Dee Lawrence, conductor; George Vandikas, piano;. Bethel Community Christian Reformed Church, 333 Davis Dr., Newmarket. 905-722-6535. ; (sr/st). encoreyr.wixsite.com/choir. ●●3:00: Italian Canadian Symphony Orchestra. A Winter Wonderland. Gesù Bambino; Silent Night; Twelve Days of Christmas; Hallelujah Chorus. Sara Papini, soprano; Rocco Rupolo, tenor; Paolo Busato, conductor. Villa Colombo, Sala Caboto, 40 Playfair Ave. 416- 789-2113. ; (youth 13-16); free(12 and under). Fundraiser for the purchase of new beds. ●●3:00: Off Centre Music Salon. Runaway Waltz. Works of Strauss, Debussy, Poulenc, Glinka, Tchaikovsky and others. Allison Angelo, soprano; Ernesto Ramirez, tenor; Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Helen Becque, piano; Inna Perkis, piano; Boris Zarankin, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416- 466-6323. ; (sr); (13-25); (12 and under). ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Chamber Music Concert. Haydn: Gypsy Trio; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2; Schumann: Piano Trio; Ka Nin: “Among Friends”. Jean-Luc Therrien, piano; Mai Tategami, violin; Zlatomir Fung, cello. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416- 654-0877 or syrinxconcerts.ca/tickets. ; (st). Cash or cheque only at the door. ●●3:00: Thomas Bell. Organ Concert. John Paul Farahat, organ. St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8116. Free. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 in g Op.13 “Winter Dreams”; Violin Concerto in D Op.35; 1812 Overture. Daniel Lozakovich, violin; Simon Rivard, TSO RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. From . Also Nov 27, 28, 30. ●●3:00: York Symphony Orchestra. Romantic Premieres. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1; Sibelius: Symphony No.1. Jarred Dunn, piano. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787- 8811. ; (sr); (st). Also Nov 30(8pm, Trinity Anglican, Aurora). ●●3:00: York University Department of Music. York University Wind Symphony. Bill Thomas, director. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-5888. ; (sr/st). ●●4:00: Andrew Adair. Seven Allegorical Pictures by Sverre Eftestøl. Andrew Adair, organ. Church of St. Mary Magdalene 48 | December 2019January 2020 thewholenote.com

(Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Free. ●●4:00: Church of St. Peter and St. Simonthe-Apostle. Advent Lessons and Carols. Works by Holman, Near, Carter and Bruckner. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Freewill offering. Fruit cake and sherry reception follows. ●●4:00: St. Olave’s Anglican Church. Christmas Lights. Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday. Followed by Christmas Tea. Voices Chamber Choir. 360 Windermere Ave. 416- 769-5686. Free. Contributions appreciated. 5:00: St. Olave’s Arts Guild presents light music and light entertainment, including drama, poetry, music and songs. ●●4:00: Trinity College Chapel. Advent Lessons and Carols. Anthems, carols, hymns, and readings for the season of Advent. Trinity College Chapel Choir. Trinity College Chapel, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave. 416- 978-3288. Free (collection taken for college outreach). ●●7:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Emilie-Claire Barlow. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. .50; .50(members). ●●7:00: Cooksville United Church. Christmas Jazz Vespers. Seasonal favourites. Missisauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga. 905-277-2338. Free. ●●7:30: CaféMusic/Windcatcher Production. Sina Bathaie featuring Javad Bathaie. Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. .99-.99. ●●7:30: Echo Women’s Choir. When She Won’t Back Down. Parra: Volver a los 17; Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round; Waits: Bella Ciao; Olsavsky: What Happens When a Woman?; Roblyn: Fire In My Heart. Guest: Las Brujas del Barrio; Alan Gasser, conductor. Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Sq. 416-779-5554 or Eventbrite. $25; (sr/child/underwaged). ●●8:00: Arraymusic. Rat-drifting: Karen Ng. Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. 647-385-2068. or PWYC. ●●8:00: Esprit Orchestra. Sustain. Andrew Norman: Sustain, for orchestra; Adam Scime: Afterglow, concerto for violin and orchestra; José Evangelista: Accelerando, for orchestra. Véronique Mathieu, violin; Alex Pauk, conductor. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. From . 7:15pm: preconcert chat. Sustain Sunday December 1 2019 8pm Concert Koerner Hall ESPRIT ORCHESTRA espritorchestra.com Monday December 2 ●●12:00 noon: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. UofT Percussion: Post Reset I. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●12:30: York University Department of Music. Instrumental Masterclass in Concert. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, YU, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 x20054. Free. ●●7:30: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. In Concert. Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave. ; $25(sr/st). Also Dec 22(Our Lady of Sorrows Church). ●●7:30: Canzona. The Music Speaks. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Mendelssohn: Sonata No.1 Op.45; Debussy: Sonata; Chopin: Polonaise Op.26/1; Fauré: Elégie Op.24 and others. Peter Cosbey, cello; Mariko Kamachi-Cosbey, piano. St. George by the Grange Church, 197 John St. 416-822-0613. . Also Dec 1(2pm, St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Anglican, Toronto Island). ●●7:30: Casey House Foundation. Voices for World AIDS Day. Shannon Mercer, soprano; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Julie Nasrallah, host; Emily Steinwall Trio; Pearle Harbour, tragicomedienne; and others. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416-962-4040. Free. Suggested donation . Fundraiser for Casey House. ●●7:30: Chorisma. An Evening of Christmas Music. Guests: Alexa Ball, flute; Damon Richardson, percussion; Lona Richardson, accompanist; Bob Richardson, conductor. Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin St., Thornhill. 905-731-8318. Freewill offering. In support of the Thornhill Christmas Assistance Program. Please bring a non-perishable offering for the food bank. ●●7:30: Gallery 345. CD Release: The Wild Swans. Yolanda Bruno, violin; Isabelle David, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or info@gallery345.com or eventbrite.ca. $25; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guitar Orchestra. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: University of Toronto Campus Philharmonic Orchestra. Spring Concert. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op.20a; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2; Emery: New work. Alexander Panizza, piano; Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208 or bit.ly/fallconcertcpo. PWYC( suggested). Tuesday December 3 ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Michael Lee, 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: Songs of the Season. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Rutter; and audience carol sing-along with full orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; David Fallis, Simon Rivard, Ezra Burke, conductors. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208 or tmchoir.org. -; (VoxTix 30 and under). Also Dec 4. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Jazz Concerts. U of T 12tet; Kris Davis piano and composer; Terry Promane, conductor. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 408-0208. ; (st). U of T students admitted free with a valid TCard, space permitting. ●●8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. Orchestrated: Royal Wood and Friends. Guests: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 60 Simcoe St. 416-872- 4255. .70-.40. Wednesday December 4 ●●12:30: Organix Concerts/All Saints Kingsway. Kingsway Organ Concert Series. Dudley Oakes, 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. Angus Sinclair, organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. O COME, SHEPHERDS Dec 4–8, 2019 Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre tafelmusik.org ●●7:00: Tafelmusik. O Come, Shepherds. Manfredini: Christmas Concerto; Dall’Abaco: “La zampogna”; Pasquini: “Pastorale”; and traditional music from Southern Italy. Guest: Tommaso Sollazzo, zampogna; Vesuvius Ensemble; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. From . Also Dec 5(8pm), 6(8pm), 7(8pm), 8(3:30pm); 10(8pm at George Weston Recital Hall). ●●7:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Upper Jazz Concerts: UofT Jazz Ensembles. Upper Jazz Studio, 90 Wellesley St. W. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Set 2 begins at 8pm. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Rebanks Family Fellowship Concert Series. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●7:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festival of Carols. Works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Rutter; and audience carol sing-along with full orchestra. Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; David Fallis, Simon Rivard, Ezra Burke, conductors. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-408-0208 or tmchoir.org. -; (VoxTix 30 and under). Also Dec 3. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music: Gospel Ensemble. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. World Music: Gospel Ensemble. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. TD Jazz Concerts Series: Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●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, Nov 6. Thursday December 5 SONG UNDER THE STAIR Beth Anne Cole new songs and Yiddish folksongs Dec 5, 7:30pm bethannecole.com CHRISTMAS AT ST PETER AND ST SIMON’S Advent Lessons and Carols • SUNDAY DEC 1, 4PM Once Upon A Starry Midnight Children’s Musical • SUNDAY DEC 15, 4PM Nine Lessons and Carols • SUNDAY DEC 22, 4PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service • TUESDAY DEC 24, 10PM Christmas Day Joyful Celebration • WEDNESDAY DEC 25, 10:30AM JOIN US! stpeterstsimon.ca thewholenote.com December 2019January 2020 | 49

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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020
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
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Volume 23 Issue 6 - March 2018
Volume 23 Issue 4 - December 2017 / January 2018
Volume 23 Issue 3 - November 2017
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Volume 22 Issue 9 - Summer 2017
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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016
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Volume 21 Issue 6 - March 2016
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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016
Volume 21 Issue 3 - November 2015
Volume 21 Issue 2 - October 2015
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